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Version3.6
Creation Date2012-09-06 15:16:51 UTC
Update Date2016-02-11 01:30:56 UTC
HMDB IDHMDB15003
Secondary Accession NumbersNone
Metabolite Identification
Common NameBenzphetamine
DescriptionBenzphetamine is only found in individuals that have used or taken this drug. It is a sympathomimetic agent with properties similar to dextroamphetamine. It is used in the treatment of obesity. (From Martindale, The Extra Pharmacopoeia, 30th ed, p1222)Although the mechanism of action of the sympathomimetic appetite suppressants in the treatment of obesity is not fully known, these medications have pharmacological effects similar to those of amphetamines. Amphetamine and related sympathomimetic medications (such as benzphetamine) are thought to stimulate the release of norepinephrine and/or dopamine from storage sites in nerve terminals in the lateral hypothalamic feeding center, thereby producing a decrease in appetite. This release is mediated by the binding of benzphetamine to centrally located adrenergic receptors.
Structure
Thumb
Synonyms
ValueSource
(+)-BenzphetamineChEBI
(+)-N,alpha-Dimethyl-N-(phenylmethyl)-benzeneethanamineChEBI
(+)-N-Benzyl-N,alpha-dimethylphenethylamineChEBI
(AlphaS)-N,alpha-dimethylphenethylamineChEBI
(S)-(+)-BenzphetamineChEBI
(S)-(+)-N-Benzyl-N,alpha-dimethylphenethylamineChEBI
(S)-BenzphetamineChEBI
BenzaphetamineChEBI
BenzfetaminaChEBI
BenzfetamineChEBI
BenzfetaminumChEBI
BenzylamphetamineChEBI
D-N-Methyl-N-benzyl-beta-phenylisopropylamineChEBI
N-Methyl-1-phenyl-N-(phenylmethyl)propan-2-amineChEBI
Chemical FormulaC17H21N
Average Molecular Weight239.3553
Monoisotopic Molecular Weight239.167399677
IUPAC Namebenzyl(methyl)[(2S)-1-phenylpropan-2-yl]amine
Traditional Namebenzphetamine
CAS Registry Number156-08-1
SMILES
C[C@@H](CC1=CC=CC=C1)N(C)CC1=CC=CC=C1
InChI Identifier
InChI=1S/C17H21N/c1-15(13-16-9-5-3-6-10-16)18(2)14-17-11-7-4-8-12-17/h3-12,15H,13-14H2,1-2H3/t15-/m0/s1
InChI KeyInChIKey=YXKTVDFXDRQTKV-HNNXBMFYSA-N
Chemical Taxonomy
DescriptionThis compound belongs to the class of organic compounds known as amphetamines and derivatives. These are organic compounds containing or derived from 1-phenylpropan-2-amine.
KingdomOrganic compounds
Super ClassBenzenoids
ClassBenzene and substituted derivatives
Sub ClassPhenethylamines
Direct ParentAmphetamines and derivatives
Alternative Parents
Substituents
  • Amphetamine or derivatives
  • Phenylpropane
  • Phenylmethylamine
  • Benzylamine
  • Aralkylamine
  • Tertiary aliphatic amine
  • Tertiary amine
  • Hydrocarbon derivative
  • Organonitrogen compound
  • Amine
  • Aromatic homomonocyclic compound
Molecular FrameworkAromatic homomonocyclic compounds
External Descriptors
Ontology
StatusExpected but not Quantified
Origin
  • Drug
Biofunction
  • Adrenergic Agents
  • Adrenergic Uptake Inhibitors
  • Central Nervous System Agents
  • Central Nervous System Stimulants
  • Dopamine Agents
  • Dopamine Uptake Inhibitors
  • Sympathomimetics
Application
  • Pharmaceutical
Cellular locations
  • Cytoplasm
  • Membrane
Physical Properties
StateSolid
Experimental Properties
PropertyValueReference
Melting Point152 - 153 °CNot Available
Boiling PointNot AvailableNot Available
Water Solubility2.33e-02 g/LNot Available
LogP4.1Not Available
Predicted Properties
PropertyValueSource
Water Solubility0.023 mg/mLALOGPS
logP3.72ALOGPS
logP4.34ChemAxon
logS-4ALOGPS
pKa (Strongest Basic)9.8ChemAxon
Physiological Charge1ChemAxon
Hydrogen Acceptor Count1ChemAxon
Hydrogen Donor Count0ChemAxon
Polar Surface Area3.24 Å2ChemAxon
Rotatable Bond Count5ChemAxon
Refractivity78.39 m3·mol-1ChemAxon
Polarizability29.03 Å3ChemAxon
Number of Rings2ChemAxon
Bioavailability1ChemAxon
Rule of FiveYesChemAxon
Ghose FilterYesChemAxon
Veber's RuleYesChemAxon
MDDR-like RuleYesChemAxon
Spectra
Spectra
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
PathwaysNot Available
Normal Concentrations
BiofluidStatusValueAgeSexConditionReferenceDetails
BloodExpected but not QuantifiedNot ApplicableNot AvailableNot AvailableTaking drug identified by DrugBank entry DB00865
  • Not Applicable
details
UrineExpected but not QuantifiedNot ApplicableNot AvailableNot AvailableTaking drug identified by DrugBank entry DB00865
  • Not Applicable
details
Abnormal Concentrations
Not Available
Predicted Concentrations
BiofluidValueOriginal ageOriginal sexOriginal conditionComments
Blood0-4 uMAdult (>18 years old)BothNormalPredicted based on drug qualities
Blood0-2 umol/mmol creatinineAdult (>18 years old)BothNormalPredicted based on drug qualities
Associated Disorders and Diseases
Disease ReferencesNone
Associated OMIM IDsNone
DrugBank IDDB00865
DrugBank Metabolite IDNot Available
Phenol Explorer Compound IDNot Available
Phenol Explorer Metabolite IDNot Available
FoodDB IDNot Available
KNApSAcK IDNot Available
Chemspider ID4470556
KEGG Compound IDC07538
BioCyc IDNot Available
BiGG IDNot Available
Wikipedia LinkBenzphetamine
NuGOwiki LinkHMDB15003
Metagene LinkHMDB15003
METLIN IDNot Available
PubChem Compound5311017
PDB IDNot Available
ChEBI ID3044
References
Synthesis ReferenceNot Available
Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS)Not Available
General ReferencesNot Available

Enzymes

General function:
Involved in oxidoreductase activity
Specific function:
This enzyme is required for electron transfer from NADP to cytochrome P450 in microsomes. It can also provide electron transfer to heme oxygenase and cytochrome B5.
Gene Name:
POR
Uniprot ID:
P16435
Molecular weight:
77047.575
References
  1. Kanaeva IP, Nikityuk OV, Davydov DR, Dedinskii IR, Koen YM, Kuznetsova GP, Skotselyas ED, Bachmanova GI, Archakov AI: Comparative study of monomeric reconstituted and membrane microsomal monooxygenase systems of the rabbit liver. II. Kinetic parameters of reductase and monooxygenase reactions. Arch Biochem Biophys. 1992 Nov 1;298(2):403-12. [1416971 ]
  2. Matsumoto T, Emi Y, Kawabata S, Omura T: Purification and characterization of three male-specific and one female-specific forms of cytochrome P-450 from rat liver microsomes. J Biochem. 1986 Nov;100(5):1359-71. [2434473 ]
  3. Kojima H, Takahashi K, Sakane F, Koyama J: Purification and characterization of NADPH-cytochrome c reductase from porcine polymorphonuclear leukocytes. J Biochem. 1987 Nov;102(5):1083-8. [3125159 ]
  4. Dutton DR, McMillen SK, Parkinson A: Purification of rat liver microsomal cytochrome P-450b without the use of nonionic detergent. J Biochem Toxicol. 1988 Summer;3:131-45. [3148724 ]
  5. Halpert JR, Miller NE, Gorsky LD: On the mechanism of the inactivation of the major phenobarbital-inducible isozyme of rat liver cytochrome P-450 by chloramphenicol. J Biol Chem. 1985 Jul 15;260(14):8397-403. [3924914 ]
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. Seree EJ, Pisano PJ, Placidi M, Rahmani R, Barra YA: Identification of the human and animal hepatic cytochromes P450 involved in clonazepam metabolism. Fundam Clin Pharmacol. 1993;7(2):69-75. [8486332 ]
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 oxidizes a variety of structurally unrelated compounds, including steroids, fatty acids, and xenobiotics. Acts as a 1,4-cineole 2-exo-monooxygenase.
Gene Name:
CYP2B6
Uniprot ID:
P20813
Molecular weight:
56277.81
References
  1. Bumpus NN, Sridar C, Kent UM, Hollenberg PF: The naturally occurring cytochrome P450 (P450) 2B6 K262R mutant of P450 2B6 exhibits alterations in substrate metabolism and inactivation. Drug Metab Dispos. 2005 Jun;33(6):795-802. Epub 2005 Mar 15. [15769884 ]
  2. Shebley M, Kent UM, Ballou DP, Hollenberg PF: Mechanistic analysis of the inactivation of cytochrome P450 2B6 by phencyclidine: effects on substrate binding, electron transfer, and uncoupling. Drug Metab Dispos. 2009 Apr;37(4):745-52. Epub 2009 Jan 14. [19144770 ]
General function:
Involved in G-protein coupled receptor protein signaling pathway
Specific function:
Alpha-2 adrenergic receptors mediate the catecholamine- induced inhibition of adenylate cyclase through the action of G proteins. The rank order of potency for agonists of this receptor is oxymetazoline > clonidine > epinephrine > norepinephrine > phenylephrine > dopamine > p-synephrine > p-tyramine > serotonin = p-octopamine. For antagonists, the rank order is yohimbine > phentolamine = mianserine > chlorpromazine = spiperone = prazosin > propanolol > alprenolol = pindolol
Gene Name:
ADRA2A
Uniprot ID:
P08913
Molecular weight:
48956.3
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. [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. [17016423 ]
General function:
Involved in transmembrane transport
Specific function:
Involved in the ATP-dependent vesicular transport of biogenic amine neurotransmitters. Pumps cytosolic monoamines including dopamine, norepinephrine, serotonin, and histamine into synaptic vesicles. Requisite for vesicular amine storage prior to secretion via exocytosis
Gene Name:
SLC18A2
Uniprot ID:
Q05940
Molecular weight:
55712.1
References
  1. Sulzer D, Chen TK, Lau YY, Kristensen H, Rayport S, Ewing A: Amphetamine redistributes dopamine from synaptic vesicles to the cytosol and promotes reverse transport. J Neurosci. 1995 May;15(5 Pt 2):4102-8. [7751968 ]
General function:
Involved in neurotransmitter:sodium symporter activity
Specific function:
Amine transporter. Terminates the action of dopamine by its high affinity sodium-dependent reuptake into presynaptic terminals.
Gene Name:
SLC6A3
Uniprot ID:
Q01959
Molecular weight:
68494.255
References
  1. Sulzer D, Sonders MS, Poulsen NW, Galli A: Mechanisms of neurotransmitter release by amphetamines: a review. Prog Neurobiol. 2005 Apr;75(6):406-33. [15955613 ]
  2. Kahlig KM, Binda F, Khoshbouei H, Blakely RD, McMahon DG, Javitch JA, Galli A: Amphetamine induces dopamine efflux through a dopamine transporter channel. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2005 Mar 1;102(9):3495-500. Epub 2005 Feb 22. [15728379 ]
General function:
Involved in G-protein coupled receptor protein signaling pathway
Specific function:
This alpha-adrenergic receptor mediates its action by association with G proteins that activate a phosphatidylinositol- calcium second messenger system. Its effect is mediated by G(q) and G(11) proteins
Gene Name:
ADRA1A
Uniprot ID:
P35348
Molecular weight:
51486.0
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. [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. [17016423 ]