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Creation Date2012-09-06 15:16:51 UTC
Update Date2016-02-11 01:32:04 UTC
Secondary Accession NumbersNone
Metabolite Identification
Common NameDiazoxide
DescriptionDiazoxide is only found in individuals that have used or taken this drug. It is a benzothiadiazine derivative that is a peripheral vasodilator used for hypertensive emergencies. It lacks diuretic effect, apparently because it lacks a sulfonamide group. [PubChem]As a diuretic, diazoxide inhibits active chloride reabsorption at the early distal tubule via the Na-Cl cotransporter, resulting in an increase in the excretion of sodium, chloride, and water. Thiazides like diazoxide also inhibit sodium ion transport across the renal tubular epithelium through binding to the thiazide sensitive sodium-chloride transporter. This results in an increase in potassium excretion via the sodium-potassium exchange mechanism. The antihypertensive mechanism of diazoxide is less well understood although it may be mediated through its action on carbonic anhydrases in the smooth muscle or through its action on the large-conductance calcium-activated potassium (KCa) channel, also found in the smooth muscle. As a antihypoglycemic, diazoxide inhibits insulin release from the pancreas, probably by opening potassium channels in the beta cell membrane.
Chemical FormulaC8H7ClN2O2S
Average Molecular Weight230.671
Monoisotopic Molecular Weight229.991675875
IUPAC Name7-chloro-3-methyl-4H-1λ⁶,2,4-benzothiadiazine-1,1-dione
Traditional Namehyperstat
CAS Registry Number364-98-7
InChI Identifier
Chemical Taxonomy
DescriptionThis compound belongs to the class of organic compounds known as benzothiadiazines. These are organic compounds containing a benzene fused to a thiadiazine ring (a six-member ring with two nitrogen atoms and a sulfur atom).
KingdomOrganic compounds
Super ClassOrganoheterocyclic compounds
Sub ClassBenzothiadiazines
Direct ParentBenzothiadiazines
Alternative Parents
  • Benzothiadiazine
  • Chlorobenzene
  • Imidolactam
  • Benzenoid
  • Aryl halide
  • Aryl chloride
  • Sulfonic acid derivative
  • Azacycle
  • Amidine
  • Hydrocarbon derivative
  • Organonitrogen compound
  • Organochloride
  • Organohalogen compound
  • Aromatic heteropolycyclic compound
Molecular FrameworkAromatic heteropolycyclic compounds
External Descriptors
StatusExpected but not Quantified
  • Drug
  • Antihypertensive Agents
  • Diuretics, Thiazide
  • Vasodilator Agents
  • Pharmaceutical
Cellular locations
  • Cytoplasm
  • Membrane
Physical Properties
Experimental Properties
Melting Point330.5 °CNot Available
Boiling PointNot AvailableNot Available
Water Solubility5.52e-01 g/LNot Available
LogP1.3Not Available
Predicted Properties
Water Solubility0.55 mg/mLALOGPS
pKa (Strongest Acidic)10.48ChemAxon
pKa (Strongest Basic)1.33ChemAxon
Physiological Charge0ChemAxon
Hydrogen Acceptor Count4ChemAxon
Hydrogen Donor Count1ChemAxon
Polar Surface Area58.53 Å2ChemAxon
Rotatable Bond Count0ChemAxon
Refractivity54.84 m3·mol-1ChemAxon
Polarizability20.98 Å3ChemAxon
Number of Rings2ChemAxon
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
PathwaysNot Available
Normal Concentrations
BloodExpected but not QuantifiedNot ApplicableNot AvailableNot AvailableTaking drug identified by DrugBank entry DB01119
  • Not Applicable
UrineExpected but not QuantifiedNot ApplicableNot AvailableNot AvailableTaking drug identified by DrugBank entry DB01119
  • Not Applicable
Abnormal Concentrations
Not Available
Associated Disorders and Diseases
Disease ReferencesNone
Associated OMIM IDsNone
DrugBank IDDB01119
DrugBank Metabolite IDNot Available
Phenol Explorer Compound IDNot Available
Phenol Explorer Metabolite IDNot Available
FoodDB IDNot Available
KNApSAcK IDNot Available
Chemspider ID2911
KEGG Compound IDC06949
BioCyc IDNot Available
BiGG IDNot Available
Wikipedia LinkDiazoxide
NuGOwiki LinkHMDB15251
Metagene LinkHMDB15251
METLIN IDNot Available
PubChem Compound3019
PDB IDNot Available
ChEBI ID4495
Synthesis ReferenceNot Available
Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS)Download (PDF)
General ReferencesNot Available


General function:
Involved in glutamate-ammonia ligase activity
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This enzyme has 2 functions: it catalyzes the production of glutamine and 4-aminobutanoate (gamma-aminobutyric acid, GABA), the latter in a pyridoxal phosphate-independent manner (By similarity). Essential for proliferation of fetal skin fibroblasts.
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Involved in ATP binding
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This is the catalytic component of the active enzyme, which catalyzes the hydrolysis of ATP coupled with the exchange of sodium and potassium ions across the plasma membrane. This action creates the electrochemical gradient of sodium and potassium ions, providing the energy for active transport of various nutrients.
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General function:
Involved in ion channel activity
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Potassium channel activated by both membrane depolarization or increase in cytosolic Ca(2+) that mediates export of K(+). It is also activated by the concentration of cytosolic Mg(2+). Its activation dampens the excitatory events that elevate the cytosolic Ca(2+) concentration and/or depolarize the cell membrane. It therefore contributes to repolarization of the membrane potential. Plays a key role in controlling excitability in a number of systems, such as regulation of the contraction of smooth muscle, the tuning of hair cells in the cochlea, regulation of transmitter release, and innate immunity. In smooth muscles, its activation by high level of Ca(2+), caused by ryanodine receptors in the sarcoplasmic reticulum, regulates the membrane potential. In cochlea cells, its number and kinetic properties partly determine the characteristic frequency of each hair cell and thereby helps to establish a tonotopic map. Kinetics of KCNMA1 channels are determined by alternative splicing, phosphorylation status and its combination with modulating beta subunits. Highly sensitive to both iberiotoxin (IbTx) and charybdotoxin (CTX)
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Involved in carbonate dehydratase activity
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Reversible hydration of carbon dioxide. Can hydrates cyanamide to urea.
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Involved in carbonate dehydratase activity
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Essential for bone resorption and osteoclast differentiation (By similarity). Reversible hydration of carbon dioxide. Can hydrate cyanamide to urea. Involved in the regulation of fluid secretion into the anterior chamber of the eye.
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  1. Munoz A, Nakazaki M, Goodman JC, Barrios R, Onetti CG, Bryan J, Aguilar-Bryan L: Ischemic preconditioning in the hippocampus of a knockout mouse lacking SUR1-based K(ATP) channels. Stroke. 2003 Jan;34(1):164-70. [12511769 ]
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General function:
Involved in inward rectifier potassium channel activity
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This receptor is controlled by G proteins. Inward rectifier potassium channels are characterized by a greater tendency to allow potassium to flow into the cell rather than out of it. Their voltage dependence is regulated by the concentration of extracellular potassium; as external potassium is raised, the voltage range of the channel opening shifts to more positive voltages. The inward rectification is mainly due to the blockage of outward current by internal magnesium. Can be blocked by extracellular barium
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General function:
Involved in transport
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Electrically silent transporter system. Mediates sodium and chloride reabsorption
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