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Record Information
Version4.0
StatusDetected and Quantified
Creation Date2005-11-16 15:48:42 UTC
Update Date2019-07-23 05:44:21 UTC
HMDB IDHMDB0000650
Secondary Accession Numbers
  • HMDB00650
Metabolite Identification
Common NameD-alpha-Aminobutyric acid
DescriptionD-alpha-Aminobutyric acid is the D-isomer of alpha-aminobutyric acid. The L-form of this amino acid is used in the biosynthesis of ophthalmic acid (a tripeptide analogue of glutathione in which the cysteine group is replaced by L-2-aminobutyrate, which was first discovered and isolated from calf lens). The D-form of this amino acid is a substrate for D-amino acid oxidase. There is little evidence that the D-form of this amino acid is found in human biofluids or tissues. What little does exist is likely of bacterial origin.
Structure
Data?1563860661
Synonyms
ValueSource
(2R)-2-Aminobutyric acidChEBI
(R)-2-Aminobutanoic acidChEBI
(R)-2-Aminobutyric acidChEBI
alpha-Aminobutyric acidChEBI
D-(-)-2-Aminobutyric acidChEBI
D-2-Aminobutanoic acidChEBI
D-2-AminobuttersaeureChEBI
D-2-AminobutyrateChEBI
D-2-Aminobutyric acidChEBI
(2R)-2-AminobutyrateGenerator
(R)-2-AminobutanoateGenerator
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a-Aminobutyric acidGenerator
alpha-AminobutyrateGenerator
Α-aminobutyrateGenerator
Α-aminobutyric acidGenerator
D-(-)-2-AminobutyrateGenerator
D-2-AminobutanoateGenerator
D-a-AminobutyrateGenerator
D-a-Aminobutyric acidGenerator
D-alpha-AminobutyrateGenerator
D-Α-aminobutyrateGenerator
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(2R)-2-AminobutanoateHMDB
(2R)-2-Aminobutanoic acidHMDB
(R)-2-Amino-butanoateHMDB
(R)-2-Amino-butanoic acidHMDB
delta-(-)-2-Aminobutyric acidHMDB
delta-2-AminobutanoateHMDB
delta-2-Aminobutanoic acidHMDB
delta-2-AminobuttersaeureHMDB
delta-2-AminobutyrateHMDB
delta-2-Aminobutyric acidHMDB
delta-alpha-Aminobutyric acidHMDB
2R-Amino-butanoateHMDB
(2S)-2-Aminobutanoic acidMeSH
alpha-Aminobutyric acid, (S)-isomerMeSH
Butyrine, (S)-isomerMeSH
L-2-Aminobutyric acidMeSH
HomoalanineMeSH
2-Aminobutyric acidMeSH
2-Aminobutanoic acidMeSH
alpha-Aminobutyric acid, (+-)-isomerMeSH
Butyrine, (R)-isomerMeSH
ButyrineMeSH
Butyrine, (+-)-isomerMeSH
L-HomoalanineMeSH
alpha-Aminobutyric acid, (R)-isomerMeSH
Chemical FormulaC4H9NO2
Average Molecular Weight103.1198
Monoisotopic Molecular Weight103.063328537
IUPAC Name(2R)-2-aminobutanoic acid
Traditional NameD-2-aminobutyric acid
CAS Registry Number2623-91-8
SMILES
CC[C@@H](N)C(O)=O
InChI Identifier
InChI=1S/C4H9NO2/c1-2-3(5)4(6)7/h3H,2,5H2,1H3,(H,6,7)/t3-/m1/s1
InChI KeyQWCKQJZIFLGMSD-GSVOUGTGSA-N
Chemical Taxonomy
Description belongs to the class of organic compounds known as d-alpha-amino acids. These are alpha amino acids which have the D-configuration of the alpha-carbon atom.
KingdomOrganic compounds
Super ClassOrganic acids and derivatives
ClassCarboxylic acids and derivatives
Sub ClassAmino acids, peptides, and analogues
Direct ParentD-alpha-amino acids
Alternative Parents
Substituents
  • D-alpha-amino acid
  • Fatty acid
  • Amino acid
  • Carboxylic acid
  • Monocarboxylic acid or derivatives
  • Amine
  • Hydrocarbon derivative
  • Organic oxide
  • Organopnictogen compound
  • Primary amine
  • Organooxygen compound
  • Organonitrogen compound
  • Organic oxygen compound
  • Primary aliphatic amine
  • Organic nitrogen compound
  • Carbonyl group
  • Aliphatic acyclic compound
Molecular FrameworkAliphatic acyclic compounds
External Descriptors
Ontology
Disposition

Route of exposure:

Source:

Biological location:

Physical Properties
StateSolid
Experimental Properties
PropertyValueReference
Melting PointNot AvailableNot Available
Boiling PointNot AvailableNot Available
Water Solubility278 mg/mLNot Available
LogPNot AvailableNot Available
Predicted Properties
PropertyValueSource
Water Solubility358 g/LALOGPS
logP-2.6ALOGPS
logP-2.3ChemAxon
logS0.54ALOGPS
pKa (Strongest Acidic)2.62ChemAxon
pKa (Strongest Basic)9.53ChemAxon
Physiological Charge0ChemAxon
Hydrogen Acceptor Count3ChemAxon
Hydrogen Donor Count2ChemAxon
Polar Surface Area63.32 ŲChemAxon
Rotatable Bond Count2ChemAxon
Refractivity25.02 m³·mol⁻¹ChemAxon
Polarizability10.38 ųChemAxon
Number of Rings0ChemAxon
Bioavailability1ChemAxon
Rule of FiveYesChemAxon
Ghose FilterYesChemAxon
Veber's RuleYesChemAxon
MDDR-like RuleYesChemAxon
Spectra
Spectrum TypeDescriptionSplash KeyView
Predicted GC-MSPredicted GC-MS Spectrum - GC-MS (Non-derivatized) - 70eV, Positivesplash10-0a4i-9000000000-231d9b85dacdfc8cfa1aJSpectraViewer | MoNA
Predicted GC-MSPredicted GC-MS Spectrum - GC-MS (1 TMS) - 70eV, Positivesplash10-0a4i-9100000000-33d5541d982bdb08b1ccJSpectraViewer | MoNA
LC-MS/MSLC-MS/MS Spectrum - Quattro_QQQ 10V, Positive (Annotated)splash10-0a4i-9100000000-0daee71ea831f7bbc7d9JSpectraViewer | MoNA
LC-MS/MSLC-MS/MS Spectrum - Quattro_QQQ 25V, Positive (Annotated)splash10-0a4l-9000000000-bfbde6993a601589833aJSpectraViewer | MoNA
LC-MS/MSLC-MS/MS Spectrum - Quattro_QQQ 40V, Positive (Annotated)splash10-052f-9000000000-2758c754fa3d1a866313JSpectraViewer | MoNA
LC-MS/MSLC-MS/MS Spectrum - LC-ESI-ITFT (LTQ Orbitrap XL, Thermo Scientfic) , Positivesplash10-0udi-0900000000-80692ccd320ae9397188JSpectraViewer | MoNA
LC-MS/MSLC-MS/MS Spectrum - LC-ESI-ITFT (LTQ Orbitrap XL, Thermo Scientfic) , Positivesplash10-000i-9000000000-0c48c0d7bd360678818dJSpectraViewer | MoNA
LC-MS/MSLC-MS/MS Spectrum - LC-ESI-ITFT (LTQ Orbitrap XL, Thermo Scientfic) , Positivesplash10-0a4i-9000000000-3f73f991c6b16f4243deJSpectraViewer | MoNA
LC-MS/MSLC-MS/MS Spectrum - LC-ESI-ITFT (LTQ Orbitrap XL, Thermo Scientfic) , Positivesplash10-0udi-0900000000-30bd7a490cb370274562JSpectraViewer | MoNA
LC-MS/MSLC-MS/MS Spectrum - LC-ESI-ITFT (LTQ Orbitrap XL, Thermo Scientfic) , Positivesplash10-0uk9-0900000000-4643b2987ca1e5d6835dJSpectraViewer | MoNA
LC-MS/MSLC-MS/MS Spectrum - LC-ESI-ITFT (LTQ Orbitrap XL, Thermo Scientfic) , Positivesplash10-0a4i-9000000000-b00f3c9d8e1430fd47d9JSpectraViewer | MoNA
LC-MS/MSLC-MS/MS Spectrum - LC-ESI-ITFT (LTQ Orbitrap XL, Thermo Scientfic) , Positivesplash10-0udi-4900000000-4f8fca780d8148405257JSpectraViewer | MoNA
LC-MS/MSLC-MS/MS Spectrum - LC-ESI-ITFT (LTQ Orbitrap XL, Thermo Scientfic) , Positivesplash10-000i-9000000000-0e57b77365acd0b22fb6JSpectraViewer | MoNA
LC-MS/MSLC-MS/MS Spectrum - LC-ESI-QQ (API3000, Applied Biosystems) 10V, Negativesplash10-0udi-0900000000-aa6a0c5e4a3ee00a68adJSpectraViewer | MoNA
LC-MS/MSLC-MS/MS Spectrum - LC-ESI-QQ (API3000, Applied Biosystems) 20V, Negativesplash10-0udi-0900000000-fade3973755c5e8311cfJSpectraViewer | MoNA
LC-MS/MSLC-MS/MS Spectrum - LC-ESI-QQ (API3000, Applied Biosystems) 30V, Negativesplash10-0udi-0900000000-4b7a0e5c50e7e0b22d32JSpectraViewer | MoNA
LC-MS/MSLC-MS/MS Spectrum - LC-ESI-QQ (API3000, Applied Biosystems) 10V, Positivesplash10-0udi-4900000000-8ff7d03a0770e04e7c91JSpectraViewer | MoNA
LC-MS/MSLC-MS/MS Spectrum - LC-ESI-QQ (API3000, Applied Biosystems) 20V, Positivesplash10-0a4i-9100000000-ba75c4a0743928ae4796JSpectraViewer | MoNA
LC-MS/MSLC-MS/MS Spectrum - LC-ESI-QQ (API3000, Applied Biosystems) 30V, Positivesplash10-0a4i-9000000000-ce841184a0d4a39e10cbJSpectraViewer | MoNA
LC-MS/MSLC-MS/MS Spectrum - LC-ESI-QQ (API3000, Applied Biosystems) 40V, Positivesplash10-0a4l-9000000000-da87cbb3df36c3786e14JSpectraViewer | MoNA
LC-MS/MSLC-MS/MS Spectrum - LC-ESI-QQ (API3000, Applied Biosystems) 50V, Positivesplash10-0006-9000000000-915c65b6ad120179d86eJSpectraViewer | MoNA
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 10V, Positivesplash10-0pb9-9300000000-bf6d819e5329e5129707JSpectraViewer | MoNA
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 20V, Positivesplash10-0a4i-9000000000-75c44b202b0cf165ca64JSpectraViewer | MoNA
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 40V, Positivesplash10-0a4l-9000000000-48f42fa88ffd58848a44JSpectraViewer | MoNA
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 10V, Negativesplash10-0udi-2900000000-19ddd8258055e0c777c7JSpectraViewer | MoNA
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 20V, Negativesplash10-0udi-9800000000-e086424e89a725ee4f8eJSpectraViewer | MoNA
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 40V, Negativesplash10-0a4l-9000000000-b493c61a56938d3b47d5JSpectraViewer | MoNA
1D NMR1H NMR SpectrumNot AvailableJSpectraViewer
2D NMR[1H,13C] 2D NMR SpectrumNot AvailableJSpectraViewer
Biological Properties
Cellular Locations
  • Cytoplasm (predicted from logP)
Biospecimen Locations
  • Blood
  • Feces
  • Saliva
  • Urine
Tissue LocationsNot Available
Pathways
Normal Concentrations
BiospecimenStatusValueAgeSexConditionReferenceDetails
BloodExpected but not Quantified Not AvailableNot Available
Normal
    details
    FecesDetected but not Quantified Adult (>18 years old)Both
    Normal
    details
    FecesDetected but not Quantified Adult (>18 years old)FemaleNormal details
    SalivaDetected but not Quantified Adult (>18 years old)BothNormal details
    UrineDetected and Quantified0.30 umol/mmol creatinineAdult (>18 years old)BothNormal details
    Abnormal Concentrations
    BiospecimenStatusValueAgeSexConditionReferenceDetails
    FecesDetected but not Quantified Adult (>18 years old)BothColorectal Cancer details
    SalivaDetected but not Quantified Adult (>18 years old)BothOral cancer details
    SalivaDetected but not Quantified Adult (>18 years old)FemaleBreast cancer details
    SalivaDetected but not Quantified Adult (>18 years old)Not SpecifiedPancreatic cancer details
    SalivaDetected but not Quantified Adult (>18 years old)Not SpecifiedPeriodontal diseases details
    Associated Disorders and Diseases
    Disease References
    Colorectal cancer
    1. Brown DG, Rao S, Weir TL, O'Malia J, Bazan M, Brown RJ, Ryan EP: Metabolomics and metabolic pathway networks from human colorectal cancers, adjacent mucosa, and stool. Cancer Metab. 2016 Jun 6;4:11. doi: 10.1186/s40170-016-0151-y. eCollection 2016. [PubMed:27275383 ]
    Perillyl alcohol administration for cancer treatment
    1. Sugimoto M, Wong DT, Hirayama A, Soga T, Tomita M: Capillary electrophoresis mass spectrometry-based saliva metabolomics identified oral, breast and pancreatic cancer-specific profiles. Metabolomics. 2010 Mar;6(1):78-95. Epub 2009 Sep 10. [PubMed:20300169 ]
    Pancreatic cancer
    1. Sugimoto M, Wong DT, Hirayama A, Soga T, Tomita M: Capillary electrophoresis mass spectrometry-based saliva metabolomics identified oral, breast and pancreatic cancer-specific profiles. Metabolomics. 2010 Mar;6(1):78-95. Epub 2009 Sep 10. [PubMed:20300169 ]
    Periodontal disease
    1. Sugimoto M, Wong DT, Hirayama A, Soga T, Tomita M: Capillary electrophoresis mass spectrometry-based saliva metabolomics identified oral, breast and pancreatic cancer-specific profiles. Metabolomics. 2010 Mar;6(1):78-95. Epub 2009 Sep 10. [PubMed:20300169 ]
    Associated OMIM IDs
    DrugBank IDDB04454
    Phenol Explorer Compound IDNot Available
    FoodDB IDFDB012680
    KNApSAcK IDNot Available
    Chemspider ID388757
    KEGG Compound IDC02261
    BioCyc IDCPD0-1952
    BiGG IDNot Available
    Wikipedia LinkAlpha-Aminobutyric acid
    METLIN IDNot Available
    PubChem Compound439691
    PDB IDNot Available
    ChEBI ID28797
    Food Biomarker OntologyNot Available
    VMH IDNot Available
    References
    Synthesis ReferenceNot Available
    Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS)Download (PDF)
    General References
    1. Ohdoi C, Nyhan WL, Kuhara T: Chemical diagnosis of Lesch-Nyhan syndrome using gas chromatography-mass spectrometry detection. J Chromatogr B Analyt Technol Biomed Life Sci. 2003 Jul 15;792(1):123-30. [PubMed:12829005 ]
    2. Ketting D, Wadman SK, Spaapen LJ, Van der Meer SB, Duran M: Gas chromatography method for the separation of amino acids enantiomers in plasma and urine. Application in a case of short bowel syndrome. Clin Chim Acta. 1991 Dec 31;204(1-3):79-86. [PubMed:1819475 ]
    3. Lange R, Hui Bon Hoa G, Douzou P, Yagi K: Kinetics of primary interaction of D-amino acid oxidase with its substrate. Biochem Int. 1983 May;6(5):693-8. [PubMed:6148943 ]