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Creation Date2012-09-06 15:16:49 UTC
Update Date2016-02-11 01:28:36 UTC
Secondary Accession NumbersNone
Metabolite Identification
Common NameVindesine
DescriptionVindesine is only found in individuals that have used or taken this drug. It is a vinblastine derivative with antineoplastic activity against cancer. Major side effects are myelosuppression and neurotoxicity. Vindesine is used extensively in chemotherapy protocols (antineoplastic combined chemotherapy protocols). [PubChem]Vindesine acts by causing the arrest of cells in metaphase mitosis through its inhibition tubulin mitotic funcitoning. The drug is cell-cycle specific for the S phase.
Desacetylvinblastine amideChEBI
Desacetylvinblastine amide sulfateHMDB
Vindesine sulfateHMDB
Chemical FormulaC43H55N5O7
Average Molecular Weight753.9261
Monoisotopic Molecular Weight753.410149139
IUPAC Namemethyl (13S,15S,17S)-13-[(1R,9R,10S,11R,12R,19R)-10-carbamoyl-12-ethyl-10,11-dihydroxy-5-methoxy-8-methyl-8,16-diazapentacyclo[¹,⁹.0²,⁷.0¹⁶,¹⁹]nonadeca-2,4,6,13-tetraen-4-yl]-17-ethyl-17-hydroxy-1,11-diazatetracyclo[⁴,¹².0⁵,¹⁰]nonadeca-4(12),5,7,9-tetraene-13-carboxylate
Traditional Namevindesine
CAS Registry Number59917-39-4
InChI Identifier
Chemical Taxonomy
DescriptionThis compound belongs to the class of organic compounds known as vinca alkaloids. These are alkaloids with a dimeric chemical structure composed of an indole nucleus (catharanthine), and a dihydroindole nucleus (vindoline), joined together.
KingdomOrganic compounds
Super ClassAlkaloids and derivatives
ClassVinca alkaloids
Sub ClassNot Available
Direct ParentVinca alkaloids
Alternative Parents
  • Vinca alkaloid skeleton
  • Quinoline-6-carboxamide
  • Carbazole
  • Indole or derivatives
  • Indole
  • Dialkylarylamine
  • Anisole
  • Aralkylamine
  • Tetrahydropyridine
  • Alkyl aryl ether
  • Benzenoid
  • N-alkylpyrrolidine
  • Piperidine
  • Heteroaromatic compound
  • Methyl ester
  • Tertiary alcohol
  • Pyrrolidine
  • Pyrrole
  • Cyclic alcohol
  • Tertiary aliphatic amine
  • Tertiary amine
  • Secondary alcohol
  • Primary carboxylic acid amide
  • Carboxylic acid ester
  • Carboxamide group
  • 1,2-diol
  • 1,2-aminoalcohol
  • Azacycle
  • Organoheterocyclic compound
  • Monocarboxylic acid or derivatives
  • Ether
  • Carboxylic acid derivative
  • Carboxylic acid amide
  • Hydrocarbon derivative
  • Organooxygen compound
  • Organonitrogen compound
  • Carbonyl group
  • Amine
  • Alcohol
  • Aromatic heteropolycyclic compound
Molecular FrameworkAromatic heteropolycyclic compounds
External Descriptors
StatusExpected but not Quantified
  • Drug
  • Antineoplastic Agents
  • Antineoplastic Agents, Phytogenic
  • Tubulin Modulators
  • Pharmaceutical
Cellular locations
  • Cytoplasm
  • Membrane
Physical Properties
Experimental Properties
Melting Point230 - 232 °CNot Available
Boiling PointNot AvailableNot Available
Water Solubility7.00e-02 g/LNot Available
LogP2.9Not Available
Predicted Properties
Water Solubility0.07 mg/mLALOGPS
pKa (Strongest Acidic)11.34ChemAxon
pKa (Strongest Basic)8.68ChemAxon
Physiological Charge2ChemAxon
Hydrogen Acceptor Count9ChemAxon
Hydrogen Donor Count5ChemAxon
Polar Surface Area164.82 Å2ChemAxon
Rotatable Bond Count7ChemAxon
Refractivity210.32 m3·mol-1ChemAxon
Polarizability82.58 Å3ChemAxon
Number of Rings9ChemAxon
Rule of FiveYesChemAxon
Ghose FilterYesChemAxon
Veber's RuleYesChemAxon
MDDR-like RuleYesChemAxon
Spectrum TypeDescriptionSplash Key
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 10V, PositiveNot Available
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 20V, PositiveNot Available
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 40V, PositiveNot Available
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 10V, NegativeNot Available
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 20V, NegativeNot Available
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 40V, NegativeNot Available
Biological Properties
Cellular Locations
  • Cytoplasm
  • Membrane
Biofluid Locations
  • Blood
  • Urine
Tissue LocationNot Available
Vindesine PathwaySMP00438Not Available
Normal Concentrations
BloodExpected but not QuantifiedNot ApplicableNot AvailableNot AvailableTaking drug identified by DrugBank entry DB00309
  • Not Applicable
UrineExpected but not QuantifiedNot ApplicableNot AvailableNot AvailableTaking drug identified by DrugBank entry DB00309
  • Not Applicable
Abnormal Concentrations
Not Available
Predicted Concentrations
BiofluidValueOriginal ageOriginal sexOriginal conditionComments
Blood0-1 uMAdult (>18 years old)BothNormalPredicted based on drug qualities
Blood0-1 umol/mmol creatinineAdult (>18 years old)BothNormalPredicted based on drug qualities
Associated Disorders and Diseases
Disease ReferencesNone
Associated OMIM IDsNone
DrugBank IDDB00309
DrugBank Metabolite IDNot Available
Phenol Explorer Compound IDNot Available
Phenol Explorer Metabolite IDNot Available
FoodDB IDNot Available
KNApSAcK IDNot Available
Chemspider ID37302
KEGG Compound IDNot Available
BioCyc IDNot Available
BiGG IDNot Available
Wikipedia LinkVindesine
NuGOwiki LinkHMDB14454
Metagene LinkHMDB14454
METLIN IDNot Available
PubChem Compound40839
PDB IDNot Available
ChEBI ID36373
Synthesis ReferenceNot Available
Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS)Not Available
General ReferencesNot Available


General function:
Involved in monooxygenase activity
Specific function:
Cytochromes P450 are a group of heme-thiolate monooxygenases. In liver microsomes, this enzyme is involved in an NADPH-dependent electron transport pathway. It performs a variety of oxidation reactions (e.g. caffeine 8-oxidation, omeprazole sulphoxidation, midazolam 1'-hydroxylation and midazolam 4-hydroxylation) of structurally unrelated compounds, including steroids, fatty acids, and xenobiotics. Acts as a 1,8-cineole 2-exo-monooxygenase. The enzyme also hydroxylates etoposide.
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General function:
Involved in structural molecule activity
Specific function:
Tubulin is the major constituent of microtubules. It binds two moles of GTP, one at an exchangeable site on the beta chain and one at a non-exchangeable site on the alpha-chain
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