CHEBI:73222 - aloin

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ChEBI Name aloin
Definition A diastereoisomeric mixture of aloin A (barbaloin) and aloin B (isobarbaloin), which have similar properties. It is a bitter-tasting, yellow-brown colored compound found in the exudate of at least 68 Aloe species at levels of up to 6.6% of leaf dry weight (making between 3% and 35% of the total exudate), and in another 17 species at indeterminate levels. It is used as a stimulant-laxative, treating constipation by inducing bowel movements.
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Submitter Steve Jupe
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Formula C21H22O9
Net Charge 0
Average Mass 418.39400
Monoisotopic Mass 418.12638
InChI InChI=1S/C21H22O9/c22-6-8-4-10-14(21-20(29)19(28)17(26)13(7-23)30-21)9-2-1-3-11(24)15(9)18(27)16(10)12(25)5-8/h1-5,13-14,17,19-26,28-29H,6-7H2/t13-,14?,17-,19+,20-,21+/m1/s1
SMILES [H][C@]1(O[C@H](CO)[C@@H](O)[C@H](O)[C@H]1O)C1c2cccc(O)c2C(=O)c2c(O)cc(CO)cc12
Roles Classification
Biological Role(s): EC (tyrosinase) inhibitor
Any EC 1.14.18.* (oxidoreductase acting on paired donors, miscellaneous compound as one donor, incorporating 1 atom of oxygen) inhibitor that interferes with the action of tyrosinase (monophenol monooxygenase), EC, an enzyme that catalyses the oxidation of phenols (such as tyrosine) and is widespread in plants and animals.
Application(s): laxative
An agent that produces a soft formed stool, and relaxes and loosens the bowels, typically used over a protracted period, to relieve constipation. Compare with cathartic, which is a substance that accelerates defecation. A substances can be both a laxative and a cathartic.
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Outgoing aloin (CHEBI:73222) has part aloin A (CHEBI:2991)
aloin (CHEBI:73222) has part aloin B (CHEBI:74131)
aloin (CHEBI:73222) has role EC (tyrosinase) inhibitor (CHEBI:59997)
aloin (CHEBI:73222) has role laxative (CHEBI:50503)
aloin (CHEBI:73222) is a diastereoisomeric mixture (CHEBI:60915)
Synonyms Sources
10-(1',5'-anhydroglucosyl)aloe-emodin-9-anthrone ChemIDplus
10-β-D-glucopyranosyl-1,8-dihydroxy-3-(hydroxymethyl)anthracen-9(10H)-one ChemIDplus
10-β-D-glucopyranosyl-1,8-dihydroxy-3-hydroxymethyl-9(10H)-anthrone ChemIDplus
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HMDB0035219 HMDB
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14 June 2013