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Version3.6
Creation Date2012-09-06 15:16:49 UTC
Update Date2016-02-11 01:28:31 UTC
HMDB IDHMDB14429
Secondary Accession NumbersNone
Metabolite Identification
Common NameAcarbose
DescriptionAn inhibitor of alpha glucosidase that retards the digestion and absorption of carbohydrates in the small intestine and hence reduces the increase in blood-glucose concentrations after a carbohydrate load. It is given orally to non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus patients where diet modification or oral hypoglycemic agents do not control their condition. (From Martindale The Extra Pharmacopoeia, 31st ed)
Structure
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SynonymsNot Available
Chemical FormulaC25H43NO18
Average Molecular Weight645.6048
Monoisotopic Molecular Weight645.248013577
IUPAC Name(2R,3R,4R,5S,6R)-5-{[(2R,3R,4R,5S,6R)-5-{[(2R,3R,4S,5S,6R)-3,4-dihydroxy-6-methyl-5-{[(1S,4S,5S,6S)-4,5,6-trihydroxy-3-(hydroxymethyl)cyclohex-2-en-1-yl]amino}oxan-2-yl]oxy}-3,4-dihydroxy-6-(hydroxymethyl)oxan-2-yl]oxy}-6-(hydroxymethyl)oxane-2,3,4-triol
Traditional Nameacarbose
CAS Registry Number56180-94-0
SMILES
C[C@H]1O[C@H](O[C@@H]2[C@@H](CO)O[C@H](O[C@@H]3[C@@H](CO)O[C@@H](O)[C@H](O)[C@H]3O)[C@H](O)[C@H]2O)[C@H](O)[C@@H](O)[C@@H]1N[C@H]1C=C(CO)[C@H](O)[C@H](O)[C@H]1O
InChI Identifier
InChI=1S/C25H43NO18/c1-6-11(26-8-2-7(3-27)12(30)15(33)13(8)31)14(32)19(37)24(40-6)43-22-10(5-29)42-25(20(38)17(22)35)44-21-9(4-28)41-23(39)18(36)16(21)34/h2,6,8-39H,3-5H2,1H3/t6-,8+,9-,10-,11-,12+,13+,14+,15+,16-,17-,18-,19-,20-,21-,22-,23-,24-,25-/m1/s1
InChI KeyInChIKey=XUFXOAAUWZOOIT-JMPDRRIHSA-N
Chemical Taxonomy
DescriptionThis compound belongs to the class of organic compounds known as oligosaccharides. These are carbohydrates made up of 3 to 10 monosaccharide units linked to each other through glycosidic bonds.
KingdomOrganic compounds
Super ClassOrganooxygen compounds
ClassCarbohydrates and carbohydrate conjugates
Sub ClassOligosaccharides
Direct ParentOligosaccharides
Alternative Parents
Substituents
  • Oligosaccharide
  • Glucosamine
  • O-glycosyl compound
  • Glycosyl compound
  • Cyclitol derivative
  • Amino saccharide
  • Oxane
  • Secondary alcohol
  • Polyol
  • Hemiacetal
  • 1,2-diol
  • 1,2-aminoalcohol
  • Oxacycle
  • Organoheterocyclic compound
  • Secondary amine
  • Secondary aliphatic amine
  • Acetal
  • Hydrocarbon derivative
  • Primary alcohol
  • Organonitrogen compound
  • Amine
  • Alcohol
  • Aliphatic heteromonocyclic compound
Molecular FrameworkAliphatic heteromonocyclic compounds
External Descriptors
Ontology
StatusExpected but not Quantified
Origin
  • Drug
Biofunction
  • Enzyme Inhibitors
  • Hypoglycemic Agents
Application
  • Pharmaceutical
Cellular locations
  • Cytoplasm
  • Extracellular
  • Membrane
Physical Properties
StateSolid
Experimental Properties
PropertyValueReference
Melting PointNot AvailableNot Available
Boiling PointNot AvailableNot Available
Water Solubility1.48e+02 g/LNot Available
LogP-6.8Not Available
Predicted Properties
PropertyValueSource
Water Solubility148.0 mg/mLALOGPS
logP-2.7ALOGPS
logP-7.6ChemAxon
logS-0.64ALOGPS
pKa (Strongest Acidic)11.23ChemAxon
pKa (Strongest Basic)7.03ChemAxon
Physiological Charge1ChemAxon
Hydrogen Acceptor Count19ChemAxon
Hydrogen Donor Count14ChemAxon
Polar Surface Area321.17 Å2ChemAxon
Rotatable Bond Count9ChemAxon
Refractivity137.6 m3·mol-1ChemAxon
Polarizability62.39 Å3ChemAxon
Number of Rings4ChemAxon
Bioavailability0ChemAxon
Rule of FiveYesChemAxon
Ghose FilterYesChemAxon
Veber's RuleYesChemAxon
MDDR-like RuleYesChemAxon
Spectra
SpectraNot Available
Biological Properties
Cellular Locations
  • Cytoplasm
  • Extracellular
  • Membrane
Biofluid Locations
  • Blood
  • Urine
Tissue LocationNot Available
PathwaysNot Available
Normal Concentrations
BiofluidStatusValueAgeSexConditionReferenceDetails
BloodExpected but not QuantifiedNot ApplicableNot AvailableNot AvailableTaking drug identified by DrugBank entry DB00284
  • Not Applicable
details
UrineExpected but not QuantifiedNot ApplicableNot AvailableNot AvailableTaking drug identified by DrugBank entry DB00284
  • Not Applicable
details
Abnormal Concentrations
Not Available
Associated Disorders and Diseases
Disease ReferencesNone
Associated OMIM IDsNone
DrugBank IDDB00284
DrugBank Metabolite IDNot Available
Phenol Explorer Compound IDNot Available
Phenol Explorer Metabolite IDNot Available
FoodDB IDNot Available
KNApSAcK IDNot Available
Chemspider ID389971
KEGG Compound IDC06802
BioCyc IDNot Available
BiGG IDNot Available
Wikipedia LinkAcarbose
NuGOwiki LinkHMDB14429
Metagene LinkHMDB14429
METLIN IDNot Available
PubChem Compound441184
PDB IDNot Available
ChEBI ID2376
References
Synthesis ReferenceNot Available
Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS)Not Available
General References
  1. Clissold SP, Edwards C: Acarbose. A preliminary review of its pharmacodynamic and pharmacokinetic properties, and therapeutic potential. Drugs. 1988 Mar;35(3):214-43. [3286212 ]
  2. FDA label

Enzymes

General function:
Involved in catalytic activity
Specific function:
Plays an important role in the final stage of carbohydrate digestion. Isomaltase activity is specific for both alpha-1,4- and alpha-1,6-oligosaccharides.
Gene Name:
SI
Uniprot ID:
P14410
Molecular weight:
Not Available
References
  1. Juretic D, Bernik S, Cop L, Hadzija M, Petlevski R, Lukac-Bajalo J: Short-term effect of acarbose on specific intestinal disaccharidase activities and hyperglycaemia in CBA diabetic mice. J Anim Physiol Anim Nutr (Berl). 2003 Aug;87(7-8):263-8. [12864906 ]
  2. Meyer H, Wieczorek H, Zeiske W: K+ transport in the caterpillar intestine epithelium: role of osmolytes for the K+-secretory capacity of the tobacco hornworm midgut. J Comp Physiol B. 2004 Oct;174(7):527-39. Epub 2004 Aug 20. [15322845 ]
  3. Karley AJ, Ashford DA, Minto LM, Pritchard J, Douglas AE: The significance of gut sucrase activity for osmoregulation in the pea aphid, Acyrthosiphon pisum. J Insect Physiol. 2005 Dec;51(12):1313-9. Epub 2005 Sep 15. [16169004 ]
  4. Samulitis BK, Goda T, Lee SM, Koldovsky O: Inhibitory mechanism of acarbose and 1-deoxynojirimycin derivatives on carbohydrases in rat small intestine. Drugs Exp Clin Res. 1987;13(8):517-24. [2962844 ]
  5. Newbrun E, Hoover CI, Walker GJ: Inhibition by acarbose, nojirimycin and 1-deoxynojirimycin of glucosyltransferase produced by oral streptococci. Arch Oral Biol. 1983;28(6):531-6. [6226260 ]
General function:
Involved in catalytic activity
Specific function:
Essential for the degradation of glygogen to glucose in lysosomes.
Gene Name:
GAA
Uniprot ID:
P10253
Molecular weight:
Not Available
References
  1. Salehi A, Fan BG, Ekelund M, Nordin G, Lundquist I: TPN-evoked dysfunction of islet lysosomal activity mediates impairment of glucose-stimulated insulin release. Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab. 2001 Jul;281(1):E171-9. [11404235 ]
  2. Li Y, Scott CR, Chamoles NA, Ghavami A, Pinto BM, Turecek F, Gelb MH: Direct multiplex assay of lysosomal enzymes in dried blood spots for newborn screening. Clin Chem. 2004 Oct;50(10):1785-96. Epub 2004 Aug 3. [15292070 ]
  3. Lundquist I, Panagiotidis G: The relationship of islet amyloglucosidase activity and glucose-induced insulin secretion. Pancreas. 1992;7(3):352-7. [1594557 ]
  4. Zhang H, Kallwass H, Young SP, Carr C, Dai J, Kishnani PS, Millington DS, Keutzer J, Chen YT, Bali D: Comparison of maltose and acarbose as inhibitors of maltase-glucoamylase activity in assaying acid alpha-glucosidase activity in dried blood spots for the diagnosis of infantile Pompe disease. Genet Med. 2006 May;8(5):302-6. [16702880 ]
  5. Gelb MH, Turecek F, Scott CR, Chamoles NA: Direct multiplex assay of enzymes in dried blood spots by tandem mass spectrometry for the newborn screening of lysosomal storage disorders. J Inherit Metab Dis. 2006 Apr-Jun;29(2-3):397-404. [16763908 ]
  6. Lullmann-Rauch R, Watermann D: Fusion of storage lysosomes in experimental lipidosis and glycogenosis. Exp Mol Pathol. 1987 Feb;46(1):136-43. [3467980 ]
  7. Bourbon JR, Doucet E, Rieutort M: Role of alpha-glucosidase in fetal lung maturation. Biochim Biophys Acta. 1987 Jan 13;917(1):203-10. [3539207 ]
  8. Chen X, Ji ZL, Chen YZ: TTD: Therapeutic Target Database. Nucleic Acids Res. 2002 Jan 1;30(1):412-5. [11752352 ]
General function:
Involved in catalytic activity
Specific function:
Not Available
Gene Name:
AMY2A
Uniprot ID:
P04746
Molecular weight:
Not Available
References
  1. Jonas L, Mikkat U, Lehmann R, Schareck W, Walzel H, Schroder W, Lopp H, Pussa T, Toomik P: Inhibitory effects of human and porcine alpha-amylase on CCK-8-stimulated lipase secretion of isolated rat pancreatic acini. Pancreatology. 2003;3(4):342-8. [12890998 ]
General function:
Involved in catalytic activity
Specific function:
May serve as an alternate pathway for starch digestion when luminal alpha-amylase activity is reduced because of immaturity or malnutrition. May play a unique role in the digestion of malted dietary oligosaccharides used in food manufacturing.
Gene Name:
MGAM
Uniprot ID:
O43451
Molecular weight:
Not Available
References
  1. Okumiya T, Keulemans JL, Kroos MA, Van der Beek NM, Boer MA, Takeuchi H, Van Diggelen OP, Reuser AJ: A new diagnostic assay for glycogen storage disease type II in mixed leukocytes. Mol Genet Metab. 2006 May;88(1):22-8. Epub 2005 Dec 15. [16359900 ]
  2. Zhang H, Kallwass H, Young SP, Carr C, Dai J, Kishnani PS, Millington DS, Keutzer J, Chen YT, Bali D: Comparison of maltose and acarbose as inhibitors of maltase-glucoamylase activity in assaying acid alpha-glucosidase activity in dried blood spots for the diagnosis of infantile Pompe disease. Genet Med. 2006 May;8(5):302-6. [16702880 ]
  3. Gelb MH, Turecek F, Scott CR, Chamoles NA: Direct multiplex assay of enzymes in dried blood spots by tandem mass spectrometry for the newborn screening of lysosomal storage disorders. J Inherit Metab Dis. 2006 Apr-Jun;29(2-3):397-404. [16763908 ]
  4. Yamagishi S, Matsui T, Ueda S, Fukami K, Okuda S: Clinical utility of acarbose, an alpha-glucosidase inhibitor in cardiometabolic disorders. Curr Drug Metab. 2009 Feb;10(2):159-63. [19275550 ]
  5. Chen X, Ji ZL, Chen YZ: TTD: Therapeutic Target Database. Nucleic Acids Res. 2002 Jan 1;30(1):412-5. [11752352 ]