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StatusExpected but not Quantified
Creation Date2005-11-16 15:48:42 UTC
Update Date2020-02-26 21:22:53 UTC
Secondary Accession Numbers
  • HMDB01059
Metabolite Identification
Common NameInositol 1,3,4,5-tetraphosphate
DescriptionInositol 1,3,4,5-tetrakisphopsphate (IP4) is a second messenger responsible for mediating Ca2+ entry through plasma membrane and mobilize intracellular Ca2+ by acting synergistically with inositol 1,4,5-trisphosphate (IP3). Inositol 1,4,5-trisphosphate 3-kinase (IP3K, EC phosphorylates IP3 to IP4. Evidence shows that IP4 can activate a protein with ras- and rap-GAP activity and finally inactivate the G protein. This indicates that IP4 regulates Ca2+ influx in a GTP-dependent way, which potentially links the IP3 signaling pathway to GTP-regulated signaling mechanisms. IP4 is demonstrated to be a common regulator in Ca2+ homeostasis. IP4 can bind with high affinity to several intracellular proteins: synaptotagmin (I and II), Gap1, Btk, and centaurin-alpha-and may interact with synaptotagmin to inhibit synaptic transmission. IP4 also acts as a mediator in neuronal death in the ischemic hippocampus. IP4 production is not always associated with modification in calcium concentration, and control of calcium mobilization is not the sole function proposed for IP4. IP4 define an essential signaling pathway for T cell precursor responsiveness and development. In the thymus, IP4 is essential during positive and negative selection of double-positive thymocytes, and in the control of thymocyte reactivity to antigens. 1D-Myo-inositol 1,3,4,5-tetrakisphosphate is also a substrate for Type I inositol-1,4,5-trisphosphate 5-phosphatase, Phosphatidylinositol 4,5-bisphosphate 5-phosphatase A and Skeletal muscle and kidney enriched inositol phosphatase. (PMID: 15740635 , 14517551 ).
Inositol 1,3,4,5-tetraphosphoric acidGenerator
1,3,4,5-Tetrakis(dihydrogen phosphate) myo-inositolHMDB
1D-Myo-inositol 1,3,4,5-tetrakis(dihydrogen phosphate)HMDB
1D-Myo-inositol 1,3,4,5-tetrakisphosphateHMDB
D-Myo-inositol 1,3,4,5-tetrakisphosphateHMDB
Inositol 1,3,4,5-tetrakis(phosphate)HMDB
Inositol 1,3,4,5-tetrakisphosphateHMDB
Myo-inositol 1,3,4,5-tetrakis(phosphate)HMDB
Myo-inositol 1,3,4,5-tetraphosphateHMDB
Myo-inositol, 1,3,4,5-tetrakis(dihydrogen phosphate)HMDB
[(2R,3S,5S,6S)-3,5-Dihydroxy-2,4,6-triphosphonooxycyclohexyl] dihydrogen phosphateHMDB
Inositol-1,3,4,5-tetrakisphosphate, DL-isomerHMDB
Inositol-1,3,4,5-tetrakisphosphate, D-isomerHMDB
Chemical FormulaC6H16O18P4
Average Molecular Weight500.0755
Monoisotopic Molecular Weight499.928709756
IUPAC Name{[(2S,3R,5S,6S)-2,6-dihydroxy-3,4,5-tris(phosphonooxy)cyclohexyl]oxy}phosphonic acid
Traditional Name[(2S,3R,5S,6S)-2,6-dihydroxy-3,4,5-tris(phosphonooxy)cyclohexyl]oxyphosphonic acid
CAS Registry Number102850-29-3
InChI Identifier
Chemical Taxonomy
Description belongs to the class of organic compounds known as inositol phosphates. Inositol phosphates are compounds containing a phosphate group attached to an inositol (or cyclohexanehexol) moiety.
KingdomOrganic compounds
Super ClassOrganic oxygen compounds
ClassOrganooxygen compounds
Sub ClassAlcohols and polyols
Direct ParentInositol phosphates
Alternative Parents
  • Inositol phosphate
  • Monoalkyl phosphate
  • Cyclohexanol
  • Alkyl phosphate
  • Phosphoric acid ester
  • Organic phosphoric acid derivative
  • Secondary alcohol
  • Organic oxide
  • Hydrocarbon derivative
  • Aliphatic homomonocyclic compound
Molecular FrameworkAliphatic homomonocyclic compounds
External DescriptorsNot Available


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Physical Properties
Experimental Properties
Melting PointNot AvailableNot Available
Boiling PointNot AvailableNot Available
Water SolubilityNot AvailableNot Available
LogPNot AvailableNot Available
Predicted Properties
Water Solubility11.5 g/LALOGPS
pKa (Strongest Acidic)0.33ChemAxon
Physiological Charge-8ChemAxon
Hydrogen Acceptor Count14ChemAxon
Hydrogen Donor Count10ChemAxon
Polar Surface Area307.5 ŲChemAxon
Rotatable Bond Count8ChemAxon
Refractivity79.27 m³·mol⁻¹ChemAxon
Polarizability34.13 ųChemAxon
Number of Rings1ChemAxon
Rule of FiveNoChemAxon
Ghose FilterNoChemAxon
Veber's RuleNoChemAxon
MDDR-like RuleNoChemAxon
Spectrum TypeDescriptionSplash KeyView
Predicted GC-MSPredicted GC-MS Spectrum - GC-MS (Non-derivatized) - 70eV, Positivesplash10-0002-9044600000-4ba1d39a2376ae51990fSpectrum
Predicted GC-MSPredicted GC-MS Spectrum - GC-MS (2 TMS) - 70eV, Positivesplash10-0002-9512283000-844a1cfa75b9b1a00131Spectrum
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 10V, Positivesplash10-0udi-4000960000-9b59d5f2f68eced6c6b2Spectrum
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 20V, Positivesplash10-0f89-3000920000-35336854e899445bf318Spectrum
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 40V, Positivesplash10-0pba-2009000000-b8ea1ab89bef94a720ffSpectrum
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 10V, Negativesplash10-0002-3000900000-e06370a5540312cdccacSpectrum
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 20V, Negativesplash10-004i-9002200000-067fbe6f368eb447aafeSpectrum
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 40V, Negativesplash10-004i-9000000000-33a9ca9001b179c65cdfSpectrum
Biological Properties
Cellular Locations
  • Nucleus
Biospecimen LocationsNot Available
Tissue LocationsNot Available
Normal Concentrations
Not Available
Abnormal Concentrations
Not Available
Associated Disorders and Diseases
Disease ReferencesNone
Associated OMIM IDsNone
DrugBank IDNot Available
Phenol Explorer Compound IDNot Available
FoodDB IDFDB022398
KNApSAcK IDNot Available
Chemspider ID96919
KEGG Compound IDC01272
BioCyc IDNot Available
BiGG ID37244
Wikipedia LinkNot Available
PubChem Compound107758
PDB IDNot Available
ChEBI ID16783
Food Biomarker OntologyNot Available
Synthesis ReferenceDeSolms, S. Jane; Vacca, Joseph P.; Huff, Joel R. The total synthesis of (±)-myo-inositol-1,3,4-triphosphate, (±)-myo-inositol-2,4,5-triphosphate and (±)-myo-inositol-1,3,4,5-tetraphosphate. Tetrahedron Letters (1987), 28(39), 4503-6.
Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS)Download (PDF)
General References
  1. Cozier GE, Lockyer PJ, Reynolds JS, Kupzig S, Bottomley JR, Millard TH, Banting G, Cullen PJ: GAP1IP4BP contains a novel group I pleckstrin homology domain that directs constitutive plasma membrane association. J Biol Chem. 2000 Sep 8;275(36):28261-8. [PubMed:10869341 ]
  2. Horne G, Potter BV: Synthesis of the enantiomers of 6-deoxy-myo-inositol 1,3,4,5-tetrakisphosphate, structural analogues of myo-inositol 1,3,4,5-tetrakisphosphate. Chemistry. 2001 Jan 5;7(1):80-7. [PubMed:11205029 ]
  3. Han SY, Kato H, Kato S, Suzuki T, Shibata H, Ishii S, Shiiba K, Matsuno S, Kanamaru R, Ishioka C: Functional evaluation of PTEN missense mutations using in vitro phosphoinositide phosphatase assay. Cancer Res. 2000 Jun 15;60(12):3147-51. [PubMed:10866302 ]
  4. Xia HJ, Yang G: Inositol 1,4,5-trisphosphate 3-kinases: functions and regulations. Cell Res. 2005 Feb;15(2):83-91. [PubMed:15740635 ]
  5. Pouillon V, Hascakova-Bartova R, Pajak B, Adam E, Bex F, Dewaste V, Van Lint C, Leo O, Erneux C, Schurmans S: Inositol 1,3,4,5-tetrakisphosphate is essential for T lymphocyte development. Nat Immunol. 2003 Nov;4(11):1136-43. Epub 2003 Sep 28. [PubMed:14517551 ]


General function:
Involved in inositol or phosphatidylinositol phosphatase activity
Specific function:
Major isoenzyme hydrolyzing the calcium-mobilizing second messenger Ins(1,4,5)P3, this is a signal-terminating reaction.
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Inositol 1,3,4,5-tetraphosphate + Water → Inositol 1,3,4-trisphosphate + Phosphatedetails
General function:
Involved in inositol or phosphatidylinositol phosphatase activity
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Inositol 5-phosphatase, which converts inositol 1,4,5-trisphosphate to inositol 1,4-bisphosphate. Also converts phosphatidylinositol 4,5-bisphosphate to phosphatidylinositol 4-phosphate and inositol 1,3,4,5-tetrakisphosphate to inositol 1,3,4-trisphosphate in vitro. May be involved in modulation of the function of inositol and phosphatidylinositol polyphosphate-binding proteins that are present at membranes ruffles (By similarity).
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Inositol 1,3,4,5-tetraphosphate + Water → Inositol 1,3,4-trisphosphate + Phosphatedetails
General function:
Involved in inositol or phosphatidylinositol phosphatase activity
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Inositol 5-phosphatase which acts on inositol 1,4,5-trisphosphate, inositol 1,3,4,5-tetrakisphosphate, phosphatidylinositol 4,5-bisphosphate and phosphatidylinositol 3,4,5-trisphosphate. Has 6-fold higher affinity for phosphatidylinositol 4,5-bisphosphate than for inositol 1,4,5-trisphosphate. May negatively regulate assembly of the actin cytoskeleton.
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Inositol 1,3,4,5-tetraphosphate + Water → Inositol 1,3,4-trisphosphate + Phosphatedetails
General function:
Involved in inositol trisphosphate 3-kinase activity
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Not Available
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Adenosine triphosphate + Inositol 1,4,5-trisphosphate → ADP + Inositol 1,3,4,5-tetraphosphatedetails
General function:
Involved in inositol trisphosphate 3-kinase activity
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Not Available
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Adenosine triphosphate + Inositol 1,4,5-trisphosphate → ADP + Inositol 1,3,4,5-tetraphosphatedetails
General function:
Involved in inositol trisphosphate 3-kinase activity
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Can phosphorylate inositol 2,4,5-triphosphate to inositol 2,4,5,6-tetraphosphate (By similarity).
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Adenosine triphosphate + Inositol 1,4,5-trisphosphate → ADP + Inositol 1,3,4,5-tetraphosphatedetails
General function:
Involved in inositol or phosphatidylinositol phosphatase activity
Specific function:
Phosphatidylinositol (PtdIns) phosphatase that specifically hydrolyzes the 5-phosphate of phosphatidylinositol-3,4,5-trisphosphate (PtdIns(3,4,5)P3) to produce PtdIns(3,4)P2, thereby negatively regulating the PI3K (phosphoinositide 3-kinase) pathways. Plays a central role in regulation of PI3K-dependent insulin signaling, although the precise molecular mechanisms and signaling pathways remain unclear. While overexpression reduces both insulin-stimulated MAP kinase and Akt activation, its absence does not affect insulin signaling or GLUT4 trafficking. Confers resistance to dietary obesity. May act by regulating AKT2, but not AKT1, phosphorylation at the plasma membrane. Part of a signaling pathway that regulates actin cytoskeleton remodeling. Required for the maintenance and dynamic remodeling of actin structures as well as in endocytosis, having a major impact on ligand-induced EGFR internalization and degradation. Participates in regulation of cortical and submembraneous actin by hydrolyzing PtdIns(3,4,5)P3 thereby regulating membrane ruffling. Regulates cell adhesion and cell spreading. Required for HGF-mediated lamellipodium formation, cell scattering and spreading. Acts as a negative regulator of EPHA2 receptor endocytosis by inhibiting via PI3K-dependent Rac1 activation. Acts as a regulator of neuritogenesis by regulating PtdIns(3,4,5)P3 level and is required to form an initial protrusive pattern, and later, maintain proper neurite outgrowth. Acts as a negative regulator of the FC-gamma-RIIA receptor (FCGR2A). Mediates signaling from the FC-gamma-RIIB receptor (FCGR2B), playing a central role in terminating signal transduction from activating immune/hematopoietic cell receptor systems. Involved in EGF signaling pathway. Upon stimulation by EGF, it is recruited by EGFR and dephosphorylates PtdIns(3,4,5)P3. Plays a negative role in regulating the PI3K-PKB pathway, possibly by inhibiting PKB activity. Down-regulates Fc-gamma-R-mediated phagocytosis in macrophages independently of INPP5D/SHIP1. In macrophages, down-regulates NF-kappa-B-dependent gene transcription by regulating macrophage colony-stimulating factor (M-CSF)-induced signaling. May also hydrolyze PtdIns(1,3,4,5)P4, and could thus affect the levels of the higher inositol polyphosphates like InsP6.
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Involved in acid phosphatase activity
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Acts as a phosphoinositide 5- and phosphoinositide 6-phosphatase and regulates cellular levels of inositol pentakisphosphate (InsP5) and inositol hexakisphosphate (InsP6). Also acts as a 2,3-bisphosphoglycerate 3-phosphatase, by mediating the dephosphorylation of 2,3-bisphosphoglycerate (2,3-BPG) to produce phospho-D-glycerate without formation of 3-phosphoglycerate. May play a role in bone development (endochondral ossification).
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Inositol 1,3,4,5-tetraphosphate + Water → Inositol 1,4,5-trisphosphate + Phosphatedetails
General function:
Involved in catalytic activity
Specific function:
Kinase that can phosphorylate various inositol polyphosphate such as Ins(3,4,5,6)P4 or Ins(1,3,4)P3. Phosphorylates Ins(3,4,5,6)P4 at position 1 to form Ins(1,3,4,5,6)P5. This reaction is thought to have regulatory importance, since Ins(3,4,5,6)P4 is an inhibitor of plasma membrane Ca(2+)-activated Cl(-) channels, while Ins(1,3,4,5,6)P5 is not. Also phosphorylates Ins(1,3,4)P3 on O-5 and O-6 to form Ins(1,3,4,6)P4, an essential molecule in the hexakisphosphate (InsP6) pathway. Also acts as an inositol polyphosphate phosphatase that dephosphorylate Ins(1,3,4,5)P4 and Ins(1,3,4,6)P4 to Ins(1,3,4)P3, and Ins(1,3,4,5,6)P5 to Ins(3,4,5,6)P4. May also act as an isomerase that interconverts the inositol tetrakisphosphate isomers Ins(1,3,4,5)P4 and Ins(1,3,4,6)P4 in the presence of ADP and magnesium. Probably acts as the rate-limiting enzyme of the InsP6 pathway. Modifies TNF-alpha-induced apoptosis by interfering with the activation of TNFRSF1A-associated death domain.
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Adenosine triphosphate + Inositol 1,3,4-trisphosphate → ADP + Inositol 1,3,4,5-tetraphosphatedetails