Chemical Component Summary

NameGLYCEROL
Identifierspropane-1,2,3-triol
FormulaC3 H8 O3
Molecular Weight92.09
TypeNON-POLYMER
Isomeric SMILESOCC(O)CO
InChIInChI=1S/C3H8O3/c4-1-3(6)2-5/h3-6H,1-2H2
InChIKeyPEDCQBHIVMGVHV-UHFFFAOYSA-N

Chemical Details

Formal Charge0
Atom Count14
Chiral Atom Count0
Bond Count13
Aromatic Bond Count0

Drug Info: DrugBank

DrugBank IDDB09462 
NameGlycerin
Groups
  • approved
  • investigational
DescriptionA trihydroxy sugar alcohol that is an intermediate in carbohydrate and lipid metabolism.
Synonyms
  • Glycerol
  • Glycerin,anhydrous
  • Propanetriol
  • Monoctanoin component D
  • 1,2,3-trihydroxypropane
Brand Names
  • BRTC Animal Mask Swallow
  • Eros Extended Love 2 Top Level
  • Exchange Select Artificial Tears Lubricant Eye Drops
  • SOOTHING AND MOISTURE ALOE VERA 92PERCENT SOOTHING 300mL
  • Volcanic Pore Heating
IndicationIt is used as a solvent, emollient, pharmaceutical agent, and sweetening agent.
Categories
  • Alcohols
  • Alimentary Tract and Metabolism
  • Basic Ointments and Protectants
  • Carbohydrates
  • Cell-mediated Immunity
ATC-Code
  • A06AX01
  • A06AG04
CAS number56-81-5

Drug Targets

NameTarget SequencePharmacological ActionActions
Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor deltaMEQPQEEAPEVREEEEKEEVAEAEGAPELNGGPQHALPSSSYTDLSRSSS...unknownagonist
Group IIE secretory phospholipase A2MKSPHVLVFLCLLVALVTGNLVQFGVMIEKMTGKSALQYNDYGCYCGIGG...unknown
Inositol-3-phosphate synthase 1MEAAAQFFVESPDVVYGPEAIEAQYEYRTTRVSREGGVLKVHPTSTRFTF...unknown
Alcohol dehydrogenase 1BMSTAGKVIKCKAAVLWEVKKPFSIEDVEVAPPKAYEVRIKMVAVGICRTD...unknown
Inositol 1,4,5-trisphosphate receptor type 1MSDKMSSFLHIGDICSLYAEGSTNGFISTLGLVDDRCVVQPETGDLNNPP...unknown
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Drug Info/Drug Targets: DrugBank 3.0: a comprehensive resource for 'omics' research on drugs. Knox C, Law V, Jewison T, Liu P, Ly S, Frolkis A, Pon A, Banco K, Mak C, Neveu V, Djoumbou Y, Eisner R, Guo AC, Wishart DS. Nucleic Acids Res. 2011 Jan; 39 (Database issue):D1035-41. | PMID:21059682