Chemical Component Summary

NameDihydroxyacetone
Identifiers1,3-dihydroxypropan-2-one
FormulaC3 H6 O3
Molecular Weight90.08
TypeSACCHARIDE
Isomeric SMILESC(C(=O)CO)O
InChIInChI=1S/C3H6O3/c4-1-3(6)2-5/h4-5H,1-2H2
InChIKeyRXKJFZQQPQGTFL-UHFFFAOYSA-N

Chemical Details

Formal Charge0
Atom Count12
Chiral Atom Count0
Bond Count11
Aromatic Bond Count0

Drug Info: DrugBank

DrugBank IDDB01775 
NameDihydroxyacetone
Groupsexperimental
DescriptionA ketotriose compound. Its addition to blood preservation solutions results in better maintenance of 2,3-diphosphoglycerate levels during storage. It is readily phosphorylated to dihydroxyacetone phosphate by triokinase in erythrocytes. In combination with naphthoquinones it acts as a sunscreening agent. [PubChem]
SynonymsDihydroxyacetone
Categories
  • Carbohydrates
  • Ketoses
  • Monosaccharides
  • Trioses
CAS number96-26-4

Drug Targets

NameTarget SequencePharmacological ActionActions
Dihydroxyacetone kinaseMSQFFFNQRTHLVSDVIDGAIIASPWNNLARLESDPAIRIVVRRDLNKNN...unknown
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

Related Resource References

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PubChem670
ChEBICHEBI:16016
ChEMBLCHEMBL1229937