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Creation Date2006-08-14 00:36:18 UTC
Update Date2016-02-11 01:06:48 UTC
Secondary Accession NumbersNone
Metabolite Identification
Common Name12(R)-HPETE
Description12(R)-HPETE is a hydroperoxyeicosatetraenoic acid eicosanoid derived from arachidonic acid. The epidermal lipoxygenases 12R-LOX and eLOX3 act in sequence to convert arachidonic acid via 12(R)-HPETE to 12(R)-HETE and the corresponding epoxyalcohol, 8(R)-hydroxy-11(R),12(R)-epoxyeicosatrienoic acid. The epidermal lipoxygenases 12R-LOX and eLOX3 are the gene products of ALOX12B and ALOXE3. Mutations in ALOXE3 or ALOX12B have been found in families with autosomal-recessive congenital ichthyosis (ARCI). ARCI is a clinically and genetically heterogeneous group of severe hereditary keratinization disorders characterized by intense scaling of the whole integument, and differences in color and shape, often associated with erythema. Mutations in ALOXE3 and ALOX12B on chromosome 17p13, which code for two different epidermal lipoxygenases, were found in patients with ichthyosiform erythroderma. Genetic studies indicated that 12R-lipoxygenase (12R-LOX) or epidermal lipoxygenase-3 (eLOX3) was mutated in six families affected by non-bullous congenital ichthyosiform erythroderma (NCIE), one of the main clinical forms of ichthyosis. (PMID: 16116617 , 15629692 ).
(5Z,8Z,10E,14Z)-(12R)-12-Hydroperoxyeicosa-5,8,10,14-tetraenoic acidChEBI
(5Z,8Z,10E,14Z)-(12R)-12-Hydroperoxyicosa-5,8,10,14-tetraenoic acidChEBI
12R-Hydroperoxy-5Z,8Z,10E,14Z-eicosatetraenoic acidHMDB
12R-Hydroperoxyeicosatetraenoic acidHMDB
Chemical FormulaC20H32O4
Average Molecular Weight336.4657
Monoisotopic Molecular Weight336.230059512
IUPAC Name(5Z,8Z,10E,12R,14Z)-12-hydroperoxyicosa-5,8,10,14-tetraenoic acid
Traditional Name12R-HpETE
CAS Registry Number126873-49-2
InChI Identifier
Chemical Taxonomy
DescriptionThis compound belongs to the class of organic compounds known as hydroperoxyeicosatetraenoic acids. These are eicosanoic acids with an attached hydroperoxyl group and four CC double bonds.
KingdomOrganic compounds
Super ClassLipids and lipid-like molecules
ClassFatty Acyls
Sub ClassEicosanoids
Direct ParentHydroperoxyeicosatetraenoic acids
Alternative Parents
  • Hydroperoxyeicosatetraenoic acid
  • Long-chain fatty acid
  • Hydroperoxy fatty acid
  • Fatty acid
  • Unsaturated fatty acid
  • Hydroperoxide
  • Peroxol
  • Monocarboxylic acid or derivatives
  • Carboxylic acid
  • Carboxylic acid derivative
  • Hydrocarbon derivative
  • Organooxygen compound
  • Carbonyl group
  • Aliphatic acyclic compound
Molecular FrameworkAliphatic acyclic compounds
External Descriptors
StatusExpected but not Quantified
  • Endogenous
  • Food
  • Cell signaling
  • Fuel and energy storage
  • Fuel or energy source
  • Membrane integrity/stability
  • Nutrients
  • Stabilizers
  • Surfactants and Emulsifiers
Cellular locations
  • Extracellular
  • Membrane
Physical Properties
Experimental Properties
Melting PointNot AvailableNot Available
Boiling PointNot AvailableNot Available
Water SolubilityNot AvailableNot Available
LogPNot AvailableNot Available
Predicted Properties
Water Solubility0.0017 mg/mLALOGPS
pKa (Strongest Acidic)4.89ChemAxon
pKa (Strongest Basic)-4.2ChemAxon
Physiological Charge-1ChemAxon
Hydrogen Acceptor Count4ChemAxon
Hydrogen Donor Count2ChemAxon
Polar Surface Area66.76 Å2ChemAxon
Rotatable Bond Count15ChemAxon
Refractivity102.82 m3·mol-1ChemAxon
Polarizability39.88 Å3ChemAxon
Number of Rings0ChemAxon
Rule of FiveYesChemAxon
Ghose FilterYesChemAxon
Veber's RuleYesChemAxon
MDDR-like RuleYesChemAxon
SpectraNot Available
Biological Properties
Cellular Locations
  • Extracellular
  • Membrane
Biofluid LocationsNot Available
Tissue LocationNot Available
Acetaminophen Action PathwaySMP00710Not Available
Acetylsalicylic Acid PathwaySMP00083Not Available
Antipyrine Action PathwaySMP00692Not Available
Antrafenine Action PathwaySMP00693Not Available
Arachidonic Acid MetabolismSMP00075map00590
Bromfenac PathwaySMP00102Not Available
Carprofen Action PathwaySMP00694Not Available
Celecoxib PathwaySMP00096Not Available
Diclofenac PathwaySMP00093Not Available
Diflunisal PathwaySMP00289Not Available
Etodolac PathwaySMP00084Not Available
Etoricoxib Action PathwaySMP00695Not Available
Fenoprofen Action PathwaySMP00696Not Available
Flurbiprofen Action PathwaySMP00697Not Available
Ibuprofen PathwaySMP00086Not Available
Indomethacin PathwaySMP00104Not Available
Ketoprofen PathwaySMP00085Not Available
Ketorolac PathwaySMP00098Not Available
Leukotriene C4 Synthesis DeficiencySMP00353Not Available
Lornoxicam Action PathwaySMP00700Not Available
Lumiracoxib Action PathwaySMP00699Not Available
Magnesium salicylate Action PathwaySMP00698Not Available
Mefanamic Acid PathwaySMP00109Not Available
Meloxicam PathwaySMP00106Not Available
Nabumetone PathwaySMP00114Not Available
Naproxen PathwaySMP00120Not Available
Nepafenac Action PathwaySMP00702Not Available
Oxaprozin PathwaySMP00113Not Available
Phenylbutazone Action PathwaySMP00701Not Available
Piroxicam PathwaySMP00077Not Available
Rofecoxib PathwaySMP00087Not Available
Salicylate-sodium Action PathwaySMP00708Not Available
Salicylic Acid Action PathwaySMP00709Not Available
Salsalate Action PathwaySMP00707Not Available
Sulindac PathwaySMP00094Not Available
Suprofen PathwaySMP00101Not Available
Tenoxicam Action PathwaySMP00706Not Available
Tiaprofenic Acid Action PathwaySMP00705Not Available
Tolmetin Action PathwaySMP00704Not Available
Trisalicylate-choline Action PathwaySMP00703Not Available
Valdecoxib PathwaySMP00116Not 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 IDFDB023408
KNApSAcK IDNot Available
Chemspider ID7827808
KEGG Compound IDC14812
BioCyc IDNot Available
BiGG IDNot Available
Wikipedia LinkNot Available
NuGOwiki LinkHMDB04692
Metagene LinkHMDB04692
METLIN IDNot Available
PubChem Compound9548885
PDB IDNot Available
ChEBI ID34145
Synthesis ReferencePorter, Ned A.; Dussault, Patrick; Breyer, Robert A.; Kaplan, Jere; Morelli, Joseph. The resolution of racemic hydroperoxides: a chromatography-based separation of perketals derived from arachidonic, linoleic, and oleic acid hydroperoxides. Chemical Research in Toxicology (1990), 3(3), 236-43.
Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS)Not Available
General References
  1. Eckl KM, Krieg P, Kuster W, Traupe H, Andre F, Wittstruck N, Furstenberger G, Hennies HC: Mutation spectrum and functional analysis of epidermis-type lipoxygenases in patients with autosomal recessive congenital ichthyosis. Hum Mutat. 2005 Oct;26(4):351-61. [16116617 ]
  2. Yu Z, Schneider C, Boeglin WE, Brash AR: Mutations associated with a congenital form of ichthyosis (NCIE) inactivate the epidermal lipoxygenases 12R-LOX and eLOX3. Biochim Biophys Acta. 2005 Jan 5;1686(3):238-47. [15629692 ]


General function:
Involved in metal ion binding
Specific function:
Converts arachidonic acid to 12R- hydroperoxyeicosatetraenoic acid (12R-HPETE)
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