sildenafil   Click here for help

GtoPdb Ligand ID: 4743

Synonyms: Viagra®
Approved drug PDB Ligand
sildenafil is an approved drug (EMA & FDA (1998))
Compound class: Synthetic organic
Comment: Sildenafil is a phosphodiesterase type 5 (PDE5) inhibitor.
Marketed formulations may contain ildenafil citrate (PubChem CID 62853).
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2D Structure
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Physico-chemical Properties
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Hydrogen bond acceptors 7
Hydrogen bond donors 1
Rotatable bonds 7
Topological polar surface area 121.8
Molecular weight 474.2
XLogP 3.11
No. Lipinski's rules broken 0
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Canonical SMILES CCCc1nn(c2c1[nH]c(nc2=O)c1cc(ccc1OCC)S(=O)(=O)N1CCN(CC1)C)C
Isomeric SMILES CCCc1nn(c2c1[nH]c(nc2=O)c1cc(ccc1OCC)S(=O)(=O)N1CCN(CC1)C)C
InChI InChI=1S/C22H30N6O4S/c1-5-7-17-19-20(27(4)25-17)22(29)24-21(23-19)16-14-15(8-9-18(16)32-6-2)33(30,31)28-12-10-26(3)11-13-28/h8-9,14H,5-7,10-13H2,1-4H3,(H,23,24,29)
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Summary of Clinical Use Click here for help
Used in the treatment of erectile dysfunction (ED) and pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH, under brand name Revatio®).
Mechanism Of Action and Pharmacodynamic Effects Click here for help
Sildenafil is a selective phosphodiesterase type 5 (PDE5) inhibitor. Such inhibitors block the degradative action of PDE5 on cGMP in the smooth muscle cells lining the blood vessels supplying the corpus cavernosum of the penis. This action dilates these blood vessels allowing blood ingress and leads to functional erection.
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