modafinil   Click here for help

GtoPdb Ligand ID: 7555

Synonyms: Provigil®
Approved drug
modafinil is an approved drug (FDA (1998))
Compound class: Synthetic organic
Comment: Modafinil is a eugeroic (wakefulness-promoting) drug with a multi-faceted mechanism of action. In some jurisdictions this drug is classified as a controlled substance due to its possible addiction potential. It has been termed a 'smart' drug, a group of prescription medications, purchased illegally or used off-label, with alleged cognition-enhancing properties [1,4].
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2D Structure
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Physico-chemical Properties
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Hydrogen bond acceptors 3
Hydrogen bond donors 1
Rotatable bonds 5
Topological polar surface area 79.37
Molecular weight 273.08
XLogP 0.61
No. Lipinski's rules broken 0
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Canonical SMILES NC(=O)CS(=O)C(c1ccccc1)c1ccccc1
Isomeric SMILES NC(=O)CS(=O)C(c1ccccc1)c1ccccc1
InChI InChI=1S/C15H15NO2S/c16-14(17)11-19(18)15(12-7-3-1-4-8-12)13-9-5-2-6-10-13/h1-10,15H,11H2,(H2,16,17)
Bioactivity Comments
There appears to be no publicly available bioactivity data for this drug at its human molecular target. We have not mapped a primary drug target in this instance.
Selectivity at transporters
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Target Sp. Type Action Value Parameter Concentration range (M) Reference
DAT Rn Inhibitor Inhibition 5.4 pKi - 6
pKi 5.4 (Ki 3.8x10-6 M) [6]
Description: Inhibition of high affinity uptake by the dopamine transporter from rat synaptosomal nerve endings using [3H]dopamine as radioligand