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Version4.0
StatusDetected and Quantified
Creation Date2006-08-12 19:17:39 UTC
Update Date2017-10-23 19:04:03 UTC
HMDB IDHMDB0003355
Secondary Accession Numbers
  • HMDB03355
Metabolite Identification
Common Name5-Aminopentanoic acid
Description5-aminovalerate (or 5-aminopentanoic acid) is a lysine degradation product. It can be produced both endogenously or through bacterial catabolism of lysine. 5-aminovalerate is formed via the following multi-step reaction: L-lysine leads to cadverine leads to L-piperideine leads 5-aminovalerate (PMID: 405455 ). In other words it is a metabolite of cadaverine which is formed via the intermediate, 1-piperideine (PMID: 6436440 ). Cadaverine is a foul-smelling diamine compound produced by protein hydrolysis during putrefaction of animal tissue. High levels of 5-aminovalerate in biofluids may indicate bacterial overgrowth or endogenous tissue necrosis. In most cases endogenous 5-aminovalerate is thought to be primarily a microbial metabolite produced by the gut or oral microflora, although it can be produced endogenously. 5-aminovalerate is a normal metabolite present in human saliva, with a tendency to elevated concentration in patients with chronic periodontitis. Bacterial contamination and decomposition of salivary proteins is primarily responsible for elevated salivary levels (PMID 3481959 ). Beyond being a general waste product, 5-aminovalerate is also believed to act as a methylene homologue of gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) and functions as a weak GABA agonist (PMID: 4031870 ). It is also known as an antifibrinolytic amino acid analog and so it functions as a weak inhibitor of the blood clotting pathway (PMID: 6703712 ). 5-aminopentanoic acid is an in vivo substrate of 4-aminobutyrate:2-oxoglutarate aminotransferase (PMID: 4031870 ).
Structure
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Synonyms
ValueSource
5-amino-N-Valeric acidChEBI
5-AminopentanoateChEBI
5-Aminovaleric acidChEBI
DANVAChEBI
delta-amino-N-Valeric acidChEBI
delta-Aminovaleric acidChEBI
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5-Aminovaleric acid hydrochlorideMeSH
Chemical FormulaC5H11NO2
Average Molecular Weight117.1463
Monoisotopic Molecular Weight117.078978601
IUPAC Name5-aminopentanoic acid
Traditional Name5-aminovaleric acid
CAS Registry Number660-88-8
SMILES
NCCCCC(O)=O
InChI Identifier
InChI=1S/C5H11NO2/c6-4-2-1-3-5(7)8/h1-4,6H2,(H,7,8)
InChI KeyJJMDCOVWQOJGCB-UHFFFAOYSA-N
Chemical Taxonomy
DescriptionThis compound belongs to the class of chemical entities known as delta amino acids and derivatives. These are compounds containing a carboxylic acid group and an amino group at the C5 carbon atom.
KingdomChemical entities
Super ClassOrganic compounds
ClassOrganic acids and derivatives
Sub ClassCarboxylic acids and derivatives
Direct ParentDelta amino acids and derivatives
Alternative Parents
Substituents
  • Delta amino acid or derivatives
  • Straight chain fatty acid
  • Fatty acid
  • Fatty acyl
  • Amino acid
  • Carboxylic acid
  • Monocarboxylic acid or derivatives
  • Amine
  • Hydrocarbon derivative
  • Organic oxide
  • Primary amine
  • Organooxygen compound
  • Organonitrogen compound
  • Organopnictogen compound
  • Primary aliphatic amine
  • Organic oxygen compound
  • Organic nitrogen compound
  • Carbonyl group
  • Aliphatic acyclic compound
Molecular FrameworkAliphatic acyclic compounds
External Descriptors
Ontology
Disposition

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Physical Properties
StateSolid
Experimental Properties
PropertyValueReference
Melting Point157.5 °CNot Available
Boiling PointNot AvailableNot Available
Water Solubility1000 mg/mL at 20 °CNot Available
LogP-2.63HANSCH,C ET AL. (1995)
Predicted Properties
PropertyValueSource
Water Solubility206 g/LALOGPS
logP-2.8ALOGPS
logP-2.4ChemAxon
logS0.24ALOGPS
pKa (Strongest Acidic)4.65ChemAxon
pKa (Strongest Basic)10.21ChemAxon
Physiological Charge0ChemAxon
Hydrogen Acceptor Count3ChemAxon
Hydrogen Donor Count2ChemAxon
Polar Surface Area63.32 ŲChemAxon
Rotatable Bond Count4ChemAxon
Refractivity30.06 m³·mol⁻¹ChemAxon
Polarizability12.65 ųChemAxon
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) (Non-derivatized)splash10-00di-1900000000-37b43ab4ca79d55eaf25View in MoNA
GC-MSGC-MS Spectrum - GC-MS (3 TMS)splash10-00fr-3910000000-9345963250dd5bb94624View in MoNA
GC-MSGC-MS Spectrum - EI-B (Non-derivatized)splash10-0536-9000000000-5adf6445ea3955b657bdView in MoNA
GC-MSGC-MS Spectrum - EI-B (Non-derivatized)splash10-00di-0910000000-74bd5c8746b39b3c0420View in MoNA
GC-MSGC-MS Spectrum - GC-EI-TOF (Non-derivatized)splash10-00di-1900000000-37b43ab4ca79d55eaf25View in MoNA
GC-MSGC-MS Spectrum - GC-MS (Non-derivatized)splash10-00fr-3910000000-9345963250dd5bb94624View in MoNA
GC-MSGC-MS Spectrum - GC-EI-TOF (Non-derivatized)splash10-00di-1900000000-f11968cc499179c1c6dcView in MoNA
GC-MSGC-MS Spectrum - GC-EI-TOF (Non-derivatized)splash10-00dr-4900000000-3ea14dbac57e0143438fView in MoNA
GC-MSGC-MS Spectrum - GC-EI-TOF (Non-derivatized)splash10-0fe0-4920000000-3f3f703bde631395004aView in MoNA
Predicted GC-MSPredicted GC-MS Spectrum - GC-MS (Non-derivatized) - 70eV, Positivesplash10-001i-9000000000-4e782590c46224696321View in MoNA
Predicted GC-MSPredicted GC-MS Spectrum - GC-MS (1 TMS) - 70eV, Positivesplash10-0fk9-9700000000-88ec0b1d4be9919f59a4View in MoNA
LC-MS/MSLC-MS/MS Spectrum - Quattro_QQQ 10V, Positive (Annotated)splash10-0udi-1900000000-2defcb7a4884b3297cacView in MoNA
LC-MS/MSLC-MS/MS Spectrum - Quattro_QQQ 25V, Positive (Annotated)splash10-0f89-9500000000-5fd8b1ba2492405b08efView in MoNA
LC-MS/MSLC-MS/MS Spectrum - Quattro_QQQ 40V, Positive (Annotated)splash10-0gb9-3900000000-0afcdbe5370c811ffcaaView in MoNA
LC-MS/MSLC-MS/MS Spectrum - LC-ESI-QQ (API3000, Applied Biosystems) 10V, Negativesplash10-014i-0900000000-7ac1f98cc9b9752a76d6View in MoNA
LC-MS/MSLC-MS/MS Spectrum - LC-ESI-QQ (API3000, Applied Biosystems) 20V, Negativesplash10-014i-0900000000-f5c899766b4d912df5ceView in MoNA
LC-MS/MSLC-MS/MS Spectrum - LC-ESI-QQ (API3000, Applied Biosystems) 30V, Negativesplash10-014i-0900000000-5e5ee374be357b4e26a4View in MoNA
LC-MS/MSLC-MS/MS Spectrum - LC-ESI-QQ (API3000, Applied Biosystems) 10V, Positivesplash10-0gb9-0900000000-969dd1eb59619aa0cf7aView in MoNA
LC-MS/MSLC-MS/MS Spectrum - LC-ESI-QQ (API3000, Applied Biosystems) 20V, Positivesplash10-0zfr-9700000000-fe04f26630dfb11c0ca0View in MoNA
LC-MS/MSLC-MS/MS Spectrum - LC-ESI-QQ (API3000, Applied Biosystems) 30V, Positivesplash10-0a4i-9000000000-fe2ccbb2c7e8d2912ff5View in MoNA
LC-MS/MSLC-MS/MS Spectrum - LC-ESI-QQ (API3000, Applied Biosystems) 40V, Positivesplash10-0a4i-9000000000-58e7344ed5410bdb1ae7View in MoNA
LC-MS/MSLC-MS/MS Spectrum - LC-ESI-QQ (API3000, Applied Biosystems) 50V, Positivesplash10-0a4i-9000000000-3f1c0f186d2397481f21View in MoNA
LC-MS/MSLC-MS/MS Spectrum - LC-ESI-QTOF (UPLC Q-Tof Premier, Waters) , Positivesplash10-0udi-1900000000-17b2a3b2a8a744b197fcView in MoNA
LC-MS/MSLC-MS/MS Spectrum - LC-ESI-QTOF (UPLC Q-Tof Premier, Waters) , Negativesplash10-014i-0900000000-dfd5e0188b9d032c50c5View in MoNA
LC-MS/MSLC-MS/MS Spectrum - LC-ESI-QQ , negativesplash10-014i-0900000000-7ac1f98cc9b9752a76d6View in MoNA
LC-MS/MSLC-MS/MS Spectrum - LC-ESI-QQ , negativesplash10-014i-0900000000-f5c899766b4d912df5ceView in MoNA
LC-MS/MSLC-MS/MS Spectrum - LC-ESI-QQ , negativesplash10-014i-0900000000-5e5ee374be357b4e26a4View in MoNA
LC-MS/MSLC-MS/MS Spectrum - LC-ESI-QTOF , negativesplash10-014i-0900000000-dfd5e0188b9d032c50c5View in MoNA
LC-MS/MSLC-MS/MS Spectrum - LC-ESI-QQ , positivesplash10-0gb9-0900000000-969dd1eb59619aa0cf7aView in MoNA
LC-MS/MSLC-MS/MS Spectrum - LC-ESI-QQ , positivesplash10-0zfr-9700000000-fe04f26630dfb11c0ca0View in MoNA
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 10V, Positivesplash10-0udi-2900000000-36fcf52a7600d383116cView in MoNA
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 20V, Positivesplash10-0zgi-9600000000-e0d24cc72e765633ef93View in MoNA
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 40V, Positivesplash10-0a4l-9000000000-177c4dd0230c5c481274View in MoNA
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 10V, Negativesplash10-014i-4900000000-50c9e3e40bbc639d1f2eView in MoNA
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 20V, Negativesplash10-01ba-9500000000-f55ea028ca0fae6c620bView in MoNA
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 40V, Negativesplash10-0a4l-9000000000-83bf020782f77c2d4ef7View in MoNA
1D NMR1H NMR SpectrumNot AvailableView in JSpectraViewer
2D NMR[1H,13C] 2D NMR SpectrumNot AvailableView in JSpectraViewer
Biological Properties
Cellular Locations
  • Cytoplasm (predicted from logP)
Biofluid Locations
  • Blood
  • Feces
  • Saliva
  • Urine
Tissue Location
  • Liver
PathwaysNot Available
NameSMPDB/PathwhizKEGG
No entries found
Normal Concentrations
BiofluidStatusValueAgeSexConditionReferenceDetails
BloodExpected but not Quantified Not AvailableNot Available
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    FecesDetected but not Quantified Adult (>18 years old)Both
    Normal
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    FecesDetected but not Quantified Infant (0-1 year old)Not Specified
    Normal
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    FecesDetected but not Quantified Infant (0-1 year old)Not Specified
    Normal
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    FecesDetected but not Quantified Adult (>18 years old)Both
    Normal
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    FecesDetected but not Quantified Infant (0-1 year old)Not AvailableNormal details
    FecesDetected but not Quantified Infant (0-1 year old)Both
    Normal
    details
    FecesDetected and Quantified262.0655 +/- 254.383 uMNot SpecifiedNot Specified
    Normal
    details
    FecesDetected but not Quantified Not SpecifiedNot Specified
    Normal
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    SalivaDetected and Quantified74.2 +/- 1.05×102 uMAdult (>18 years old)Not Specified
    Normal
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    SalivaDetected and Quantified119 +/- 93.3 uMAdult (>18 years old)Not Specified
    Normal
      • Sugimoto et al. (...
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    SalivaDetected but not Quantified Adult (>18 years old)Male
    Normal
    details
    SalivaDetected but not Quantified Adult (>18 years old)Male
    Normal
    details
    SalivaDetected but not Quantified Adult (>18 years old)Male
    Normal
    details
    SalivaDetected but not Quantified Adult (>18 years old)Male
    Normal
    details
    SalivaDetected but not Quantified Adult (>18 years old)Male
    Normal
    details
    SalivaDetected but not Quantified Adult (>18 years old)Male
    Normal
    details
    SalivaDetected but not Quantified Adult (>18 years old)Male
    Normal
    details
    SalivaDetected but not Quantified Adult (>18 years old)Male
    Normal
    details
    SalivaDetected but not Quantified Adult (>18 years old)Male
    Normal
    details
    SalivaDetected but not Quantified Adult (>18 years old)Male
    Normal
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    SalivaDetected and Quantified470.38 +/- 342.79 uMAdult (>18 years old)BothNormal
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    details
    UrineDetected and Quantified0.10 umol/mmol creatinineAdult (>18 years old)BothNormal details
    UrineDetected and Quantified1.0-1.2 umol/mmol creatinineAdult (>18 years old)FemaleNormal details
    UrineDetected but not Quantified Adult (>18 years old)BothNormal details
    UrineDetected and Quantified0.98-1.2 umol/mmol creatinineAdult (>18 years old)MaleNormal details
    UrineDetected and Quantified2 umol/mmol creatinineAdult (>18 years old)BothNormal details
    UrineDetected and Quantified1.1 umol/mmol creatinineAdult (>18 years old)BothNormal details
    Abnormal Concentrations
    BiofluidStatusValueAgeSexConditionReferenceDetails
    FecesDetected but not Quantified Adult (>18 years old)Both
    Irritable bowel syndrome
    details
    FecesDetected but not Quantified Adult (>18 years old)Both
    Ulcerative colitis
    details
    FecesDetected but not Quantified Adult (>18 years old)BothColorectal Cancer details
    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 IDFDB023151
    KNApSAcK IDNot Available
    Chemspider ID135
    KEGG Compound IDC00431
    BioCyc ID5-AMINOPENTANOATE
    BiGG IDNot Available
    Wikipedia LinkNot Available
    METLIN ID6902
    PubChem Compound138
    PDB IDNot Available
    ChEBI ID15887
    References
    Synthesis ReferenceAllan, Robin D.; Dickenson, Helena W.; Johnston, Graham A. R.; Kazlauskas, Rymantas; Tran, Hue W. Synthesis of analogs of GABA. XIV. Synthesis and activity of unsaturated derivatives of 5-aminopentanoic acid (d-aminovaleric acid). Australian Journal of Chemistry (1985), 38(11), 1651-6.
    Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS)Download (PDF)
    General References
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