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Active ingredient: Epoprostenol - Chemisty and Biological Activity

Chemisty and Biological Activity

Chemical Formula

C20H32O5

Chemical Name

5-[7-hydroxy-8-(3-hydroxyoct-1-enyl)-4-oxabicyclo[3.3.0]oct-3- ylidene]pentanoic acid

Chemical Structure

Molecular Weight

352.465 g/mol

Physical State

Solid

Melting Point

Not Available

Water Solubility

Not Available

Isoelectric Point

Not Available

Organisms Affected

Humans and other mammals

Phase 1 Metabolising Enzyme (1-st Step of Metabolism)

Not Available

Primary Drug Target
NameP2Y12 platelet ADP Receptor
Gene NameP2RY12
SynonymsP2Y purinoceptor 12; P2Y12; P2Y12 platelet ADP receptor; P2Y(ADP; ADP-glucose receptor; ADPG-R; P2Y(AC; P2Y(cyc; P2T(AC; SP1999
Specific FunctionReceptor for ADP and ATP coupled to G-proteins that inhibit the adenylyl cyclase second messenger system. Not activated by UDP and UTP. Involved in platelets aggregation

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