nitroglycerin   Click here for help

GtoPdb Ligand ID: 7053

Synonyms: glyceryl trinitrate | Glytrin® | Minitran® | Rectogesic®
Approved drug PDB Ligand
nitroglycerin is an approved drug (FDA (no history prior to 1981))
Compound class: Synthetic organic
Comment: Nitroglycerin acts as a vasodilator.
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2D Structure
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Physico-chemical Properties
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Hydrogen bond acceptors 0
Hydrogen bond donors 0
Rotatable bonds 8
Topological polar surface area 157.11
Molecular weight 227
XLogP 0.98
No. Lipinski's rules broken 0
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Canonical SMILES [O-][N+](=O)OC(CO[N+](=O)[O-])CO[N+](=O)[O-]
Isomeric SMILES [O-][N+](=O)OC(CO[N+](=O)[O-])CO[N+](=O)[O-]
InChI InChI=1S/C3H5N3O9/c7-4(8)13-1-3(15-6(11)12)2-14-5(9)10/h3H,1-2H2
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Summary of Clinical Use Click here for help
Used to treat angina.
Mechanism Of Action and Pharmacodynamic Effects Click here for help
Nitroglycerin is converted to nitric oxide (NO). This activates soluble guanylyl cyclase which in turn increases cGMP synthesis, leading to a downstream release of calcium ions and finally relaxation of the smooth muscle cells and vasodilation.