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Record Information
Version4.0
Creation Date2005-11-16 15:48:42 UTC
Update Date2017-10-23 18:13:40 UTC
HMDB IDHMDB0000688
Secondary Accession Numbers
  • HMDB00688
Metabolite Identification
Common NameIsovalerylcarnitine
DescriptionIsovalerylcarnitine is the phenotypic abnormality in isovaleric acidemia (OMIM 243500 ) resulting from an accumulation of isovaleric acid, which is toxic to the central nervous system. Isovaleric acidemia is an autosomal recessive inborn error of leucine metabolism caused by a deficiency of the mitochondrial enzyme isovaleryl-CoA dehydrogenase (EC 1.3.99.10) resulting in the accumulation of derivatives of isovaleryl-CoA. It was the first organic acidemia recognized in humans and can cause significant morbidity and mortality. Early diagnosis and treatment with a protein restricted diet and supplementation with carnitine and glycine are effective in promoting normal development in severely affected individuals. An alternative pathway through glycine-N-acylase (EC 2.3.1.13) allows detoxification by producing isovalerylglycine, which is excreted. Thus, isovalerylcarnitine and isovalerylglycine are the hallmarks of this disorder in plasma and urine, respectively, and are elevated regardless of a patient's metabolic condition. (PMID: 16602101 ).
Structure
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Synonyms
ValueSource
3-MethylbutyrylcarnitineChEBI
Isovaleryl L-carnitineHMDB
3-Methylbutyrylcarnitine, (+-)-isomerMeSH
Chemical FormulaC12H23NO4
Average Molecular Weight245.3153
Monoisotopic Molecular Weight245.162708229
IUPAC Name3-[(3-methylbutanoyl)oxy]-4-(trimethylazaniumyl)butanoate
Traditional Nameisovalerylcarnitine
CAS Registry Number31023-24-2
SMILES
CC(C)CC(=O)OC(CC([O-])=O)C[N+](C)(C)C
InChI Identifier
InChI=1S/C12H23NO4/c1-9(2)6-12(16)17-10(7-11(14)15)8-13(3,4)5/h9-10H,6-8H2,1-5H3
InChI KeyIGQBPDJNUXPEMT-UHFFFAOYSA-N
Chemical Taxonomy
DescriptionThis compound belongs to the class of organic compounds known as acyl carnitines. These are organic compounds containing a fatty acid with the carboxylic acid attached to carnitine through an ester bond.
KingdomOrganic compounds
Super ClassLipids and lipid-like molecules
ClassFatty Acyls
Sub ClassFatty acid esters
Direct ParentAcyl carnitines
Alternative Parents
Substituents
  • Acyl-carnitine
  • Branched fatty acid
  • Dicarboxylic acid or derivatives
  • Tetraalkylammonium salt
  • Quaternary ammonium salt
  • Carboxylic acid ester
  • Carboxylic acid salt
  • Carboxylic acid derivative
  • Carboxylic acid
  • Organonitrogen compound
  • Hydrocarbon derivative
  • Organic oxide
  • Organopnictogen compound
  • Organic nitrogen compound
  • Carbonyl group
  • Organic oxygen compound
  • Amine
  • Organooxygen compound
  • Organic salt
  • Aliphatic acyclic compound
Molecular FrameworkAliphatic acyclic compounds
External Descriptors
Ontology
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Physical Properties
StateSolid
Experimental Properties
PropertyValueReference
Melting PointNot AvailableNot Available
Boiling PointNot AvailableNot Available
Water SolubilityNot AvailableNot Available
LogPNot AvailableNot Available
Predicted Properties
PropertyValueSource
Water Solubility0.025 g/LALOGPS
logP-1.9ALOGPS
logP-3ChemAxon
logS-4.1ALOGPS
pKa (Strongest Acidic)4.34ChemAxon
pKa (Strongest Basic)-7.1ChemAxon
Physiological Charge0ChemAxon
Hydrogen Acceptor Count3ChemAxon
Hydrogen Donor Count0ChemAxon
Polar Surface Area66.43 ŲChemAxon
Rotatable Bond Count8ChemAxon
Refractivity86.41 m³·mol⁻¹ChemAxon
Polarizability26.69 ųChemAxon
Number of Rings0ChemAxon
Bioavailability1ChemAxon
Rule of FiveYesChemAxon
Ghose FilterYesChemAxon
Veber's RuleYesChemAxon
MDDR-like RuleYesChemAxon
Spectra
Spectra
Spectrum TypeDescriptionSplash Key
LC-MS/MSLC-MS/MS Spectrum - Quattro_QQQ 10V, Positive (Annotated)splash10-000j-9380000000-0e5c9a52b85b5dffea5bView in MoNA
1D NMR1H NMR SpectrumNot AvailableView in JSpectraViewer
2D NMR[1H,13C] 2D NMR SpectrumNot AvailableView in JSpectraViewer
Biological Properties
Cellular Locations
  • Extracellular
  • Membrane
Biofluid Locations
  • Blood
  • Saliva
Tissue LocationNot Available
PathwaysNot Available
NameSMPDB/PathwhizKEGG
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Normal Concentrations
BiofluidStatusValueAgeSexConditionReferenceDetails
BloodDetected and Quantified0.138 +/- 0.010 uMAdult (>18 years old)BothNormal details
BloodDetected and Quantified0.049 (0.032-0.082) uMChildren (1-13 years old)BothNormal details
SalivaDetected and Quantified0.073 +/- 0.035 uMAdult (>18 years old)BothNormal
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Abnormal Concentrations
BiofluidStatusValueAgeSexConditionReferenceDetails
BloodDetected and Quantified0.111 +/- 0.010 uMAdult (>18 years old)BothCeliac disease details
BloodDetected and Quantified0.052 (0.022-0.068) uMAdult (>18 years old)BothVery long-chain acyl-CoA dehydrogenase deficiency (vLCAD) details
Associated Disorders and Diseases
Disease References
Very Long Chain Acyl-CoA Dehydrogenase Deficiency
  1. Costa CG, Struys EA, Bootsma A, ten Brink HJ, Dorland L, Tavares de Almeida I, Duran M, Jakobs C: Quantitative analysis of plasma acylcarnitines using gas chromatography chemical ionization mass fragmentography. J Lipid Res. 1997 Jan;38(1):173-82. [PubMed:9034211 ]
Celiac disease
  1. Bene J, Komlosi K, Gasztonyi B, Juhasz M, Tulassay Z, Melegh B: Plasma carnitine ester profile in adult celiac disease patients maintained on long-term gluten free diet. World J Gastroenterol. 2005 Nov 14;11(42):6671-5. [PubMed:16425363 ]
Associated OMIM IDs
DrugBank IDNot Available
DrugBank Metabolite IDNot Available
Phenol Explorer Compound IDNot Available
Phenol Explorer Metabolite IDNot Available
FoodDB IDFDB022183
KNApSAcK IDNot Available
Chemspider ID4932271
KEGG Compound IDNot Available
BioCyc IDNot Available
BiGG IDNot Available
Wikipedia LinkNot Available
METLIN ID5657
PubChem Compound6426851
PDB IDNot Available
ChEBI ID73025
References
Synthesis ReferenceNakanishi, Toyofumi; Shimizu, Akira; Arimoto, Masao; Kanai, Michiko. Synthesis of acylcarnitines for differential diagnosis of metabolic disorders. Nippon Iyo Masu Supekutoru Gakkai Koenshu (1993), 18 129-32.
Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS)Not Available
General References
  1. Salamino F, Di Lisa F, Burlina AB, Menabo R, Barbato R, De Tullio R, Siliprandi N: Involvement of erythrocyte calpain in glycine- and carnitine-treated isovaleric acidemia. Pediatr Res. 1994 Aug;36(2):182-6. [PubMed:7970932 ]
  2. Fries MH, Rinaldo P, Schmidt-Sommerfeld E, Jurecki E, Packman S: Isovaleric acidemia: response to a leucine load after three weeks of supplementation with glycine, L-carnitine, and combined glycine-carnitine therapy. J Pediatr. 1996 Sep;129(3):449-52. [PubMed:8804338 ]
  3. Silva MF, Selhorst J, Overmars H, van Gennip AH, Maya M, Wanders RJ, de Almeida IT, Duran M: Characterization of plasma acylcarnitines in patients under valproate monotherapy using ESI-MS/MS. Clin Biochem. 2001 Nov;34(8):635-8. [PubMed:11849623 ]
  4. Vockley J, Ensenauer R: Isovaleric acidemia: new aspects of genetic and phenotypic heterogeneity. Am J Med Genet C Semin Med Genet. 2006 May 15;142C(2):95-103. [PubMed:16602101 ]