Chemical Component Summary

NameGLYCINE
Identifiers2-aminoethanoic acid
FormulaC2 H5 N O2
Molecular Weight75.07
TypePEPTIDE LINKING
Isomeric SMILESNCC(O)=O
InChIInChI=1S/C2H5NO2/c3-1-2(4)5/h1,3H2,(H,4,5)
InChIKeyDHMQDGOQFOQNFH-UHFFFAOYSA-N

Chemical Details

Formal Charge0
Atom Count10
Chiral Atom Count0
Bond Count9
Aromatic Bond Count0

Drug Info: DrugBank

DrugBank IDDB00145 
NameGlycine
Groups
  • approved
  • nutraceutical
  • vet_approved
DescriptionA non-essential amino acid. It is found primarily in gelatin and silk fibroin and used therapeutically as a nutrient. It is also a fast inhibitory neurotransmitter.
Synonyms
  • Glyzin
  • Leimzucker
  • Aminoessigs√§ure
  • Gly
  • Glycocoll
Brand Names
  • Aminosyn II 7% Injection
  • Aminosyn 7%
  • Glycine Irrigation 1.5% USP
  • FreAmine HBC
  • Olimel 3.3% E
IndicationSupplemental glycine may have antispastic activity. Very early findings suggest it may also have antipsychotic activity as well as antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activities.
Categories
  • Amino Acids
  • Amino Acids, Peptides, and Proteins
  • Blood and Blood Forming Organs
  • Blood Substitutes and Perfusion Solutions
  • Dietary Supplements
ATC-CodeB05CX03
CAS number56-40-6

Drug Targets

NameTarget SequencePharmacological ActionActions
2-amino-3-ketobutyrate coenzyme A ligase, mitochondrialMWPGNAWRAALFWVPRGRRAQSALAQLRGILEGELEGIRGAGTWKSERVI...unknownsubstrate
5-aminolevulinate synthase, nonspecific, mitochondrialMESVVRRCPFLSRVPQAFLQKAGKSLLFYAQNCPKMMEVGAKPAPRALST...unknownsubstrate
5-aminolevulinate synthase, erythroid-specific, mitochondrialMVTAAMLLQCCPVLARGPTSLLGKVVKTHQFLFGIGRCPILATQGPNCSQ...unknownsubstrate
Glycine--tRNA ligaseMPSPRPVLLRGARAALLLLLPPRLLARPSLLLRRSLSAASCPPISLPAAA...unknownsubstrate
Glutamate receptor ionotropic, NMDA 2AMGRVGYWTLLVLPALLVWRGPAPSAAAEKGPPALNIAVMLGHSHDVTERE...unknownantagonist
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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