CHEBI:78330 - huperzine A

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ChEBI Name huperzine A
Definition A sesquiterpene alkaloid isolated from a club moss Huperzia serrata that has been shown to exhibit neuroprotective activity.
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Formula C15H18N2O
Net Charge 0
Average Mass 242.31620
Monoisotopic Mass 242.14191
InChI InChI=1S/C15H18N2O/c1-3-11-10-6-9(2)8-15(11,16)12-4-5-14(18)17-13(12)7-10/h3-6,10H,7-8,16H2,1-2H3,(H,17,18)/b11-3+/t10-,15+/m0/s1
SMILES C\C=C1/[C@@H]2Cc3[nH]c(=O)ccc3[C@@]1(N)CC(C)=C2
Roles Classification
Chemical Role(s): Bronsted base
A molecular entity capable of accepting a hydron from a donor (Bronsted acid).
(via organic amino compound )
Biological Role(s): EC (acetylcholinesterase) inhibitor
An EC 3.1.1.* (carboxylic ester hydrolase) inhibitor that interferes with the action of enzyme acetylcholinesterase (EC, which helps breaking down of acetylcholine into choline and acetic acid.
plant metabolite
Any eukaryotic metabolite produced during a metabolic reaction in plants, the kingdom that include flowering plants, conifers and other gymnosperms.
Any intermediate or product resulting from metabolism. The term 'metabolite' subsumes the classes commonly known as primary and secondary metabolites.
(via alkaloid )
Application(s): neuroprotective agent
Any compound that can be used for the treatment of neurodegenerative disorders.
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Outgoing huperzine A (CHEBI:78330) has role EC (acetylcholinesterase) inhibitor (CHEBI:38462)
huperzine A (CHEBI:78330) has role neuroprotective agent (CHEBI:63726)
huperzine A (CHEBI:78330) has role plant metabolite (CHEBI:76924)
huperzine A (CHEBI:78330) is a organic heterotricyclic compound (CHEBI:26979)
huperzine A (CHEBI:78330) is a primary amino compound (CHEBI:50994)
huperzine A (CHEBI:78330) is a pyridone (CHEBI:38183)
huperzine A (CHEBI:78330) is a sesquiterpene alkaloid (CHEBI:26657)
Synonyms Sources
(−)-huperazine A ChemIDplus
(−)-selagine ChemIDplus
selagine ChemIDplus
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DB04864 DrugBank
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Registry Numbers Types Sources
102518-79-6 CAS Registry Number ChemIDplus
3592896 Reaxys Registry Number Reaxys
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Last Modified
07 May 2014