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Record Information
Version3.6
Creation Date2012-09-06 15:16:49 UTC
Update Date2013-02-09 00:31:43 UTC
HMDB IDHMDB14502
Secondary Accession NumbersNone
Metabolite Identification
Common NameMefloquine
DescriptionMefloquine is only found in individuals that have used or taken this drug. It is a phospholipid-interacting antimalarial drug (antimalarials). It is very effective against plasmodium falciparum with very few side effects. [PubChem]Mefloquine has been found to produce swelling of the Plasmodium falciparum food vacuoles. It may act by forming toxic complexes with free heme that damage membranes and interact with other plasmodial components.
Structure
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Synonyms
  1. Mefloquinone
Chemical FormulaC17H16F6N2O
Average Molecular Weight378.3122
Monoisotopic Molecular Weight378.116682374
IUPAC Name[2,8-bis(trifluoromethyl)quinolin-4-yl](piperidin-2-yl)methanol
Traditional Namemefloquine
CAS Registry Number53230-10-7
SMILES
OC(C1CCCCN1)C1=CC(=NC2=C1C=CC=C2C(F)(F)F)C(F)(F)F
InChI Identifier
InChI=1S/C17H16F6N2O/c18-16(19,20)11-5-3-4-9-10(15(26)12-6-1-2-7-24-12)8-13(17(21,22)23)25-14(9)11/h3-5,8,12,15,24,26H,1-2,6-7H2
InChI KeyXEEQGYMUWCZPDN-UHFFFAOYSA-N
Chemical Taxonomy
KingdomOrganic Compounds
Super ClassAromatic Heteropolycyclic Compounds
ClassQuinolines and Derivatives
Sub ClassN/A
Other Descriptors
  • Aromatic Heteropolycyclic Compounds
  • organofluorine compound(ChEBI)
  • piperidines(ChEBI)
  • quinolines(ChEBI)
  • secondary alcohol(ChEBI)
Substituents
  • 1,2 Aminoalcohol
  • Organic Halide
  • Organofluoride
  • Piperidine
  • Pyridine
  • Secondary Alcohol
  • Secondary Aliphatic Amine (Dialkylamine)
Direct ParentQuinolines and Derivatives
Ontology
StatusExpected and Not Quantified
Origin
  • Drug
Biofunction
  • Antimalarials
Application
  • Pharmaceutical
Cellular locations
  • Cytoplasm
  • Membrane
Physical Properties
StateSolid
Experimental Properties
PropertyValueReference
Melting PointNot AvailableNot Available
Boiling PointNot AvailableNot Available
Water Solubility3.80e-02 g/LNot Available
LogP3.9Not Available
Predicted Properties
PropertyValueSource
Water Solubility0.038ALOGPS
logP3.1ALOGPS
logP4.11ChemAxon
logS-4ALOGPS
pKa (Strongest Acidic)13.79ChemAxon
pKa (Strongest Basic)9.46ChemAxon
Physiological Charge1ChemAxon
Hydrogen Acceptor Count3ChemAxon
Hydrogen Donor Count2ChemAxon
Polar Surface Area45.15 Å2ChemAxon
Rotatable Bond Count4ChemAxon
Refractivity82.58 m3·mol-1ChemAxon
Polarizability31.73 Å3ChemAxon
Spectra
SpectraNot Available
Biological Properties
Cellular Locations
  • Cytoplasm
  • 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 DB00358
  • Not Applicable
details
UrineExpected but not QuantifiedNot ApplicableNot AvailableNot AvailableTaking drug identified by DrugBank entry DB00358
  • Not Applicable
details
Abnormal Concentrations
Not Available
Associated Disorders and Diseases
Disease ReferencesNone
Associated OMIM IDsNone
DrugBank IDDB00358
DrugBank Metabolite IDNot Available
Phenol Explorer Compound IDNot Available
Phenol Explorer Metabolite IDNot Available
FoodDB IDNot Available
KNApSAcK IDNot Available
Chemspider ID3906
KEGG Compound IDC07633
BioCyc IDNot Available
BiGG IDNot Available
Wikipedia LinkMefloquine
NuGOwiki LinkHMDB14502
Metagene LinkHMDB14502
METLIN IDNot Available
PubChem Compound4046
PDB IDNot Available
ChEBI ID63681
References
Synthesis ReferenceNot Available
Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS)Not Available
General ReferencesNot Available

Enzymes

General function:
Involved in carboxylesterase activity
Specific function:
Terminates signal transduction at the neuromuscular junction by rapid hydrolysis of the acetylcholine released into the synaptic cleft. Role in neuronal apoptosis.
Gene Name:
ACHE
Uniprot ID:
P22303
Molecular weight:
67795.525
References
  1. Lim LY, Go ML: The anticholinesterase activity of mefloquine. Clin Exp Pharmacol Physiol. 1985 Sep-Oct;12(5):527-31. Pubmed: 3878759
General function:
Involved in carboxylesterase activity
Specific function:
Esterase with broad substrate specificity. Contributes to the inactivation of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine. Can degrade neurotoxic organophosphate esters.
Gene Name:
BCHE
Uniprot ID:
P06276
Molecular weight:
68417.575
References
  1. Lim LY, Go ML: The anticholinesterase activity of mefloquine. Clin Exp Pharmacol Physiol. 1985 Sep-Oct;12(5):527-31. Pubmed: 3878759
  2. Zhou C, Xiao C, McArdle JJ, Ye JH: Mefloquine enhances nigral gamma-aminobutyric acid release via inhibition of cholinesterase. J Pharmacol Exp Ther. 2006 Jun;317(3):1155-60. Epub 2006 Feb 24. Pubmed: 16501066
  3. McArdle JJ, Sellin LC, Coakley KM, Potian JG, Quinones-Lopez MC, Rosenfeld CA, Sultatos LG, Hognason K: Mefloquine inhibits cholinesterases at the mouse neuromuscular junction. Neuropharmacology. 2005 Dec;49(8):1132-9. Epub 2005 Aug 2. Pubmed: 16081111
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.
Gene Name:
CYP3A4
Uniprot ID:
P08684
Molecular weight:
57255.585
References
  1. Preissner S, Kroll K, Dunkel M, Senger C, Goldsobel G, Kuzman D, Guenther S, Winnenburg R, Schroeder M, Preissner R: SuperCYP: a comprehensive database on Cytochrome P450 enzymes including a tool for analysis of CYP-drug interactions. Nucleic Acids Res. 2010 Jan;38(Database issue):D237-43. Epub 2009 Nov 24. Pubmed: 19934256
General function:
Involved in monooxygenase activity
Specific function:
Responsible for the metabolism of many drugs and environmental chemicals that it oxidizes. It is involved in the metabolism of drugs such as antiarrhythmics, adrenoceptor antagonists, and tricyclic antidepressants.
Gene Name:
CYP2D6
Uniprot ID:
P10635
Molecular weight:
55768.94
References
  1. Preissner S, Kroll K, Dunkel M, Senger C, Goldsobel G, Kuzman D, Guenther S, Winnenburg R, Schroeder M, Preissner R: SuperCYP: a comprehensive database on Cytochrome P450 enzymes including a tool for analysis of CYP-drug interactions. Nucleic Acids Res. 2010 Jan;38(Database issue):D237-43. Epub 2009 Nov 24. Pubmed: 19934256
General function:
Involved in monooxygenase activity
Specific function:
Catalyzes the formation of aromatic C18 estrogens from C19 androgens.
Gene Name:
CYP19A1
Uniprot ID:
P11511
Molecular weight:
57882.48
References
  1. Preissner S, Kroll K, Dunkel M, Senger C, Goldsobel G, Kuzman D, Guenther S, Winnenburg R, Schroeder M, Preissner R: SuperCYP: a comprehensive database on Cytochrome P450 enzymes including a tool for analysis of CYP-drug interactions. Nucleic Acids Res. 2010 Jan;38(Database issue):D237-43. Epub 2009 Nov 24. Pubmed: 19934256
General function:
Involved in iron ion binding
Specific function:
Involved in oxygen transport from the lung to the various peripheral tissues
Gene Name:
HBA1
Uniprot ID:
P69905
Molecular weight:
15257.4
References
  1. Overington JP, Al-Lazikani B, Hopkins AL: How many drug targets are there? Nat Rev Drug Discov. 2006 Dec;5(12):993-6. Pubmed: 17139284
  2. Imming P, Sinning C, Meyer A: Drugs, their targets and the nature and number of drug targets. Nat Rev Drug Discov. 2006 Oct;5(10):821-34. Pubmed: 17016423
General function:
Involved in G-protein coupled receptor protein signaling pathway
Specific function:
Receptor for adenosine. The activity of this receptor is mediated by G proteins which activate adenylyl cyclase
Gene Name:
ADORA2A
Uniprot ID:
P29274
Molecular weight:
44706.9
References
  1. Gillespie RJ, Adams DR, Bebbington D, Benwell K, Cliffe IA, Dawson CE, Dourish CT, Fletcher A, Gaur S, Giles PR, Jordan AM, Knight AR, Knutsen LJ, Lawrence A, Lerpiniere J, Misra A, Porter RH, Pratt RM, Shepherd R, Upton R, Ward SE, Weiss SM, Williamson DS: Antagonists of the human adenosine A2A receptor. Part 1: Discovery and synthesis of thieno[3,2-d]pyrimidine-4-methanone derivatives. Bioorg Med Chem Lett. 2008 May 1;18(9):2916-9. Epub 2008 Mar 30. Pubmed: 18406614

Transporters

General function:
Involved in ATP binding
Specific function:
Energy-dependent efflux pump responsible for decreased drug accumulation in multidrug-resistant cells
Gene Name:
ABCB1
Uniprot ID:
P08183
Molecular weight:
141477.3
References
  1. Fujita R, Ishikawa M, Takayanagi M, Takayanagi Y, Sasaki K: Enhancement of doxorubicin activity in multidrug-resistant cells by mefloquine. Methods Find Exp Clin Pharmacol. 2000 Jun;22(5):281-4. Pubmed: 11031728