CHEBI:31186 - alfacalcidol

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ChEBI Name alfacalcidol
Definition A member of the class of D3 vitamins that is calciol in which the hydrogen at the 1α position is replaced by a hydroxy group. It is an active metabolite of cholecalciferol, which performs important functions in regulation of the calcium balance and the bone metabolism.
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Formula C27H44O2
Net Charge 0
Average Mass 400.63710
Monoisotopic Mass 400.33413
InChI InChI=1S/C27H44O2/c1-18(2)8-6-9-19(3)24-13-14-25-21(10-7-15-27(24,25)5)11-12-22-16-23(28)17-26(29)20(22)4/h11-12,18-19,23-26,28-29H,4,6-10,13-17H2,1-3,5H3/b21-11+,22-12-/t19-,23-,24-,25+,26+,27-/m1/s1
SMILES CC(C)CCC[C@@H](C)[C@H]1CC[C@@H]2[C@]1(C)CCC\C2=C/C=C1/C[C@@H](O)C[C@H](O)C1=C
Roles Classification
Biological Role(s): fat-soluble vitamin
Vitamins like A, D, E and K that dissolve in fats and are stored in body tissues. Unlike the water-soluble vitamins, these are stored in the body for long periods of time and generally pose a greater risk for toxicity when consumed in excess.
(via vitamin D )
Application(s): bone density conservation agent
An agent that inhibits bone resorption and/or favor bone mineralization and bone regeneration. Used to heal bone fractures and to treat bone diseases such as osteopenia and osteoporosis.
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ChEBI Ontology
Outgoing alfacalcidol (CHEBI:31186) has functional parent calciol (CHEBI:28940)
alfacalcidol (CHEBI:31186) has role bone density conservation agent (CHEBI:50646)
alfacalcidol (CHEBI:31186) is a D3 vitamins (CHEBI:73558)
alfacalcidol (CHEBI:31186) is a diol (CHEBI:23824)
alfacalcidol (CHEBI:31186) is a hydroxycalciol (CHEBI:47042)
alfacalcidol (CHEBI:31186) is a seco-cholestane (CHEBI:36818)
INNs Sources
alfacalcidol WHO MedNet
alfacalcidol WHO MedNet
alfacalcidol WHO MedNet
alfacalcidolum WHO MedNet
Synonyms Sources
(5Z,7E)-9,10-seco-5,7,10(19)-cholestatrien-1α,3β-diol ChemIDplus
1α-hydroxy-vitamin D3 ChemIDplus
1α-hydroxycholecalciferol ChemIDplus
1α-hydroxyvitamin D3 ChemIDplus
9,10-secocholesta-5,7,10(19)-triene-1α,3β-diol ChEBI
alfacalcidol UniProt
Brand Name Source
Alsiodol KEGG DRUG
Manual Xrefs Databases
130 DrugCentral
DB01436 DrugBank
HMDB0015504 HMDB
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Registry Numbers Types Sources
2064794 Reaxys Registry Number Reaxys
41294-56-8 CAS Registry Number KEGG DRUG
41294-56-8 CAS Registry Number ChemIDplus
Citations Waiting for Citations Types Sources
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Last Modified
22 February 2017