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Record Information
Version3.6
Creation Date2005-11-16 15:48:42 UTC
Update Date2016-02-11 01:04:02 UTC
HMDB IDHMDB01209
Secondary Accession NumbersNone
Metabolite Identification
Common NameAllantoic acid
DescriptionAllantoic acid is the END product of Allantoicase [EC:3.5.3.4], an enzyme involved in uric acid degradation (Purine metabolism). Although it is commonly accepted that allantoicase is lost in mammals, it has been identified in mice and humans. (PMID 11852104 ). A crystalline, transparent, colorless substance found in the allantoic liquid of the fetal calf; -- formerly called allantoic acid and amniotic acid.
Structure
Thumb
Synonyms
ValueSource
Bis[(aminocarbonyl)amino]acetic acidChEBI
Diureidoacetic acidChEBI
Bis[(aminocarbonyl)amino]acetateGenerator
2,2-Bis(carbamoylamino)acetateGenerator
DiureidoacetateGenerator
AllantoateHMDB
Chemical FormulaC4H8N4O4
Average Molecular Weight176.1307
Monoisotopic Molecular Weight176.054554764
IUPAC Name2,2-bis(carbamoylamino)acetic acid
Traditional Nameallantoic acid
CAS Registry Number99-16-1
SMILES
NC(=O)NC(NC(N)=O)C(O)=O
InChI Identifier
InChI=1S/C4H8N4O4/c5-3(11)7-1(2(9)10)8-4(6)12/h1H,(H,9,10)(H3,5,7,11)(H3,6,8,12)
InChI KeyInChIKey=NUCLJNSWZCHRKL-UHFFFAOYSA-N
Chemical Taxonomy
DescriptionThis compound belongs to the class of organic compounds known as alpha amino acids and derivatives. These are amino acids in which the amino group is attached to the carbon atom immediately adjacent to the carboxylate group (alpha carbon), or a derivative thereof.
KingdomOrganic compounds
Super ClassOrganic acids and derivatives
ClassCarboxylic acids and derivatives
Sub ClassAmino acids, peptides, and analogues
Direct ParentAlpha amino acids and derivatives
Alternative Parents
Substituents
  • Alpha-amino acid or derivatives
  • N-substituted-alpha-amino acid
  • Isourea
  • Carboximidamide
  • Monocarboxylic acid or derivatives
  • Carboxylic acid
  • Carboximidic acid derivative
  • Hydrocarbon derivative
  • Organooxygen compound
  • Organonitrogen compound
  • Imine
  • Carbonyl group
  • Aliphatic acyclic compound
Molecular FrameworkAliphatic acyclic compounds
External Descriptors
Ontology
StatusExpected but not Quantified
Origin
  • Endogenous
Biofunction
  • Nitrogen source
ApplicationNot Available
Cellular locations
  • Cytoplasm
Physical Properties
StateSolid
Experimental Properties
PropertyValueReference
Melting Point180 - 181 °CNot Available
Boiling PointNot AvailableNot Available
Water SolubilityNot AvailableNot Available
LogPNot AvailableNot Available
Predicted Properties
PropertyValueSource
Water Solubility6.7 mg/mLALOGPS
logP-2.1ALOGPS
logP-2.6ChemAxon
logS-1.4ALOGPS
pKa (Strongest Acidic)3.24ChemAxon
pKa (Strongest Basic)-3.1ChemAxon
Physiological Charge-1ChemAxon
Hydrogen Acceptor Count4ChemAxon
Hydrogen Donor Count5ChemAxon
Polar Surface Area147.54 Å2ChemAxon
Rotatable Bond Count3ChemAxon
Refractivity35.1 m3·mol-1ChemAxon
Polarizability14.6 Å3ChemAxon
Number of Rings0ChemAxon
Bioavailability1ChemAxon
Rule of FiveYesChemAxon
Ghose FilterYesChemAxon
Veber's RuleYesChemAxon
MDDR-like RuleYesChemAxon
Spectra
Spectra
Spectrum TypeDescriptionSplash Key
GC-MSGC-MS Spectrum - GC-EI-TOF (Pegasus III TOF-MS system, Leco; GC 6890, Agilent Technologies)splash10-0002-1900000000-21581f2d921374c16317View in MoNA
LC-MS/MSLC-MS/MS Spectrum - Quattro_QQQ 10V, Positive (Annotated)splash10-03di-9500000000-311fe8e2669139e60084View in MoNA
LC-MS/MSLC-MS/MS Spectrum - Quattro_QQQ 25V, Positive (Annotated)splash10-03k9-9000000000-eb594a4f54a39f5aaad4View in MoNA
LC-MS/MSLC-MS/MS Spectrum - Quattro_QQQ 40V, Positive (Annotated)splash10-03di-9000000000-24cb204bd4d824cf2b53View in MoNA
LC-MS/MSLC-MS/MS Spectrum - LC-ESI-QQ (API3000, Applied Biosystems) 10V, Negativesplash10-003r-0900000000-91ad7fef4b504549f849View in MoNA
LC-MS/MSLC-MS/MS Spectrum - LC-ESI-QQ (API3000, Applied Biosystems) 20V, Negativesplash10-000i-9500000000-1f86fa2bb6e6a3e1988eView in MoNA
LC-MS/MSLC-MS/MS Spectrum - LC-ESI-QQ (API3000, Applied Biosystems) 30V, Negativesplash10-000i-9000000000-6f90d802bf75ec4bc187View in MoNA
LC-MS/MSLC-MS/MS Spectrum - LC-ESI-QQ (API3000, Applied Biosystems) 40V, Negativesplash10-00dr-9000000000-3900e78a2acf61f39effView in MoNA
LC-MS/MSLC-MS/MS Spectrum - LC-ESI-QQ (API3000, Applied Biosystems) 50V, Negativesplash10-00dl-9000000000-e98594c1e1b2aa50540aView in MoNA
1D NMR1H NMR SpectrumNot Available
2D NMR[1H,13C] 2D NMR SpectrumNot Available
Biological Properties
Cellular Locations
  • Cytoplasm
Biofluid LocationsNot Available
Tissue LocationNot Available
PathwaysNot Available
Normal Concentrations
Not Available
Abnormal Concentrations
Not Available
Associated Disorders and Diseases
Disease ReferencesNone
Associated OMIM IDsNone
DrugBank IDNot Available
DrugBank Metabolite IDNot Available
Phenol Explorer Compound IDNot Available
Phenol Explorer Metabolite IDNot Available
FoodDB IDFDB012646
KNApSAcK IDC00007470
Chemspider ID198
KEGG Compound IDC00499
BioCyc IDALLANTOATE
BiGG IDNot Available
Wikipedia LinkNot Available
NuGOwiki LinkHMDB01209
Metagene LinkHMDB01209
METLIN ID343
PubChem Compound203
PDB IDNot Available
ChEBI ID30837
References
Synthesis ReferenceHermanowicz, Witold. Allantoic acid. Formation of allantoic acid from allantoin. Roczniki Chemii (1948), 22 159-80.
Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS)Download (PDF)
General References
  1. Vigetti D, Pollegioni L, Monetti C, Prati M, Bernardini G, Gornati R: Property comparison of recombinant amphibian and mammalian allantoicases. FEBS Lett. 2002 Feb 13;512(1-3):323-8. [11852104 ]

Enzymes

General function:
Involved in allantoicase activity
Specific function:
The function of this enzyme is unclear as allantoicase activity is not known to exist in mammals.
Gene Name:
ALLC
Uniprot ID:
Q8N6M5
Molecular weight:
43558.25
Reactions
Allantoic acid + Water → (S)-Ureidoglycolic acid + Ureadetails