artemisinin

Ligand id: 9954

Name: artemisinin

Structure and Physico-chemical Properties

2D Structure
Calculated Physico-chemical Properties
Hydrogen bond acceptors 5
Hydrogen bond donors 0
Rotatable bonds 0
Topological polar surface area 53.99
Molecular weight 282.15
XLogP 3.04
No. Lipinski's rules broken 0

Molecular properties generated using the CDK

Classification
Compound class Natural product or derivative
Ligand families/groups Antimalarial ligands
International Nonproprietary Names
INN number INN
5954 artemisinin
Comments
Artemisinin is a sesquiterpene lactone with an unusual endoperoxide bridge, believed to be responsible for the antimalarial activity of the compound. It is a natural product, isolated from the quinghaosu or sweet wormwood plant (Artemisia annua) and used in Chinese traditional medicine to treat fever.
Artemisinin is a prodrug that is converted to the active metabolite artenimol (dihydroartemisinin).
We show one representation of artemisinin here. As with other natural products, there are alternative chemical structures due to the complex stereochemistry.

The Malaria tab on this ligand page provides additional curator comments of relevance to the Guide to MALARIA PHARMACOLOGY.
Database Links
CAS Registry No. 63968-64-9 (source: Scifinder)
ChEBI CHEBI:223316
ChEMBL Ligand CHEMBL269671
GtoPdb PubChem SID 374883841
PubChem CID 68827
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