GtoPdb Ligand ID: 1324

Synonyms: α-NDP-MSH | [Nle4,dPhe7]α-MSH | CUV-1647 | CUV1647 | NDP-MSH | Scenesse®
afamelanotide is an approved drug (EMA (2014), FDA (2019))
Comment: Afamelanotide is a synthetic analogue of α-MSH, and is a first-in-class clinically used melanocortin-1 receptor agonist. It is used for certain dematological applications [5-6].
2D Structure
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Canonical SMILES CCCCC(C(=O)NC(C(=O)NC(C(=O)NC(C(=O)NC(C(=O)NC(C(=O)NCC(=O)NC(C(=O)N1CCCC1C(=O)NC(C(=O)N)C(C)C)CCCCN)Cc1c[nH]c2c1cccc2)CCCNC(=N)N)Cc1ccccc1)Cc1[nH]cnc1)CCC(=O)O)NC(=O)C(NC(=O)C(NC(=O)C(NC(=O)C)CO)Cc1ccc(cc1)O)CO
Isomeric SMILES CCCC[C@@H](C(=O)N[C@H](C(=O)N[C@H](C(=O)N[C@@H](C(=O)N[C@H](C(=O)N[C@H](C(=O)NCC(=O)N[C@H](C(=O)N1CCC[C@H]1C(=O)N[C@H](C(=O)N)C(C)C)CCCCN)Cc1c[nH]c2c1cccc2)CCCNC(=N)N)Cc1ccccc1)Cc1[nH]cnc1)CCC(=O)O)NC(=O)[C@@H](NC(=O)[C@@H](NC(=O)[C@@H](NC(=O)C)CO)Cc1ccc(cc1)O)CO
InChI InChI=1S/C78H111N21O19/c1-5-6-19-52(91-75(116)61(41-101)97-72(113)57(34-46-24-26-49(103)27-25-46)94-74(115)60(40-100)88-44(4)102)68(109)92-54(28-29-64(105)106)70(111)96-59(36-48-38-83-42-87-48)73(114)93-56(33-45-16-8-7-9-17-45)71(112)90-53(22-14-31-84-78(81)82)69(110)95-58(35-47-37-85-51-20-11-10-18-50(47)51)67(108)86-39-63(104)89-55(21-12-13-30-79)77(118)99-32-15-23-62(99)76(117)98-65(43(2)3)66(80)107/h7-11,16-18,20,24-27,37-38,42-43,52-62,65,85,100-101,103H,5-6,12-15,19,21-23,28-36,39-41,79H2,1-4H3,(H2,80,107)(H,83,87)(H,86,108)(H,88,102)(H,89,104)(H,90,112)(H,91,116)(H,92,109)(H,93,114)(H,94,115)(H,95,110)(H,96,111)(H,97,113)(H,98,117)(H,105,106)(H4,81,82,84)/t52-,53-,54-,55-,56+,57-,58-,59-,60-,61-,62-,65-/m0/s1
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