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Version4.0
StatusDetected and Quantified
Creation Date2010-02-22 11:49:49 UTC
Update Date2021-04-12 19:30:32 UTC
HMDB IDHMDB0013334
Secondary Accession Numbers
  • HMDB13334
Metabolite Identification
Common Name9,12-Hexadecadienoylcarnitine
Description9,12-Hexadecadienoylcarnitine is an acylcarnitine. More specifically, it is an 9,12-hexadecadienoic acid ester of carnitine. Acylcarnitines were first discovered more than 70 year ago (PMID: 13825279 ). It is believed that there are more than 1000 types of acylcarnitines in the human body. The general role of acylcarnitines is to transport acyl-groups (organic acids and fatty acids) from the cytoplasm into the mitochondria so that they can be broken down to produce energy.  This process is known as beta-oxidation. According to a recent review [Dambrova et al. 2021, Physiological Reviews], acylcarnitines (ACs) can be classified into 9 different categories depending on the type and size of their acyl-group: 1) short-chain ACs; 2) medium-chain ACs; 3) long-chain ACs; 4) very long-chain ACs; 5) hydroxy ACs; 6) branched chain ACs; 7) unsaturated ACs; 8) dicarboxylic ACs and 9) miscellaneous ACs. Short-chain ACs have acyl-groups with two to five carbons (C2-C5), medium-chain ACs have acyl-groups with six to thirteen carbons (C6-C13), long-chain ACs have acyl-groups with fourteen to twenty once carbons (C14-C21) and very long-chain ACs have acyl groups with more than 22 carbons. 9,12-Hexadecadienoylcarnitine is therefore classified as a long chain AC. As a long-chain acylcarnitine 9,12-hexadecadienoylcarnitine is generally formed through esterification with long-chain fatty acids obtained from the diet. The main function of most long-chain acylcarnitines is to ensure long chain fatty acid transport into the mitochondria (PMID: 22804748 ). Altered levels of long-chain acylcarnitines can serve as useful markers for inherited disorders of long-chain fatty acid metabolism. Carnitine palmitoyltransferase I (CPT I, EC:2.3.1.21) is involved in the synthesis of long-chain acylcarnitines (more than C12) on the mitochondrial outer membrane.  Elevated serum/plasma levels of long-chain acylcarnitines are not only markers for incomplete FA oxidation but also are indicators of altered carbohydrate and lipid metabolism. High serum concentrations of long-chain acylcarnitines in the postprandial or fed state are markers of insulin resistance and arise from insulin's inability to inhibit CPT-1-dependent fatty acid metabolism in muscles and the heart (PMID: 19073774 ). Increased intracellular content of long-chain acylcarnitines is thought to serve as a feedback inhibition mechanism of insulin action (PMID: 23258903 ). In healthy subjects, increased concentrations of insulin effectively inhibits long-chain acylcarnitine production. Several studies have also found increased levels of circulating long-chain acylcarnitines in chronic heart failure patients (PMID: 26796394 ). The study of acylcarnitines is an active area of research and it is likely that many novel acylcarnitines will be discovered in the coming years. It is also likely that many novel roles in health and disease will be uncovered. An excellent review of the current state of knowledge for acylcarnitines is available at [Dambrova et al. 2021, Physiological Reviews].
Structure
Data?1614295119
Synonyms
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(Z,Z)9,12-HexadecadienoylcarnitineHMDB
9(Z),12(Z)-HexadecadienoylcarnitineHMDB
9,12-HexadecadienylcarnitineHMDB
9Z,12Z-HexadecadienoylcarnitineHMDB
Acyl carnitine C16:2HMDB
Hexadecadienyl-L-carnitineHMDB
(3R)-3-[(9Z,12Z)-Hexadeca-9,12-dienoyloxy]-4-(trimethylazaniumyl)butanoic acidGenerator
Chemical FormulaC23H42NO4
Average Molecular Weight396.591
Monoisotopic Molecular Weight396.310835257
IUPAC Name(3R)-3-[(9Z,12Z)-hexadeca-9,12-dienoyloxy]-4-(trimethylazaniumyl)butanoate
Traditional Name(3R)-3-[(9Z,12Z)-hexadeca-9,12-dienoyloxy]-4-(trimethylammonio)butanoate
CAS Registry Number1911579-97-9
SMILES
CCC\C=C/C\C=C/CCCCCCCC(=O)O[C@H](CC(O)=O)C[N+](C)(C)C
InChI Identifier
InChI=1S/C23H41NO4/c1-5-6-7-8-9-10-11-12-13-14-15-16-17-18-23(27)28-21(19-22(25)26)20-24(2,3)4/h7-8,10-11,21H,5-6,9,12-20H2,1-4H3/p+1/b8-7-,11-10-/t21-/m1/s1
InChI KeyCMVGCHSJDXKPBB-ROVXQSMVSA-O
Chemical Taxonomy
Description belongs to the class of organic compounds known as acyl carnitines. These are organic compounds containing a fatty acid with the carboxylic acid attached to carnitine through an ester bond.
KingdomOrganic compounds
Super ClassLipids and lipid-like molecules
ClassFatty Acyls
Sub ClassFatty acid esters
Direct ParentAcyl carnitines
Alternative Parents
Substituents
  • Acyl-carnitine
  • Dicarboxylic acid or derivatives
  • Tetraalkylammonium salt
  • Quaternary ammonium salt
  • Carboxylic acid salt
  • Carboxylic acid ester
  • Carboxylic acid
  • Carboxylic acid derivative
  • Organic nitrogen compound
  • Organic oxygen compound
  • Organopnictogen compound
  • Organic oxide
  • Hydrocarbon derivative
  • Organic salt
  • Organooxygen compound
  • Organonitrogen compound
  • Carbonyl group
  • Amine
  • Aliphatic acyclic compound
Molecular FrameworkAliphatic acyclic compounds
External DescriptorsNot Available
Ontology
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Physical Properties
StateSolid
Experimental Properties
PropertyValueReference
Melting PointNot AvailableNot Available
Boiling PointNot AvailableNot Available
Water SolubilityNot AvailableNot Available
LogPNot AvailableNot Available
Predicted Properties
PropertyValueSource
Water Solubility1.6e-05 g/LALOGPS
logP0.76ALOGPS
logP1.31ChemAxon
logS-7.4ALOGPS
pKa (Strongest Acidic)4.22ChemAxon
pKa (Strongest Basic)-7.1ChemAxon
Physiological Charge0ChemAxon
Hydrogen Acceptor Count3ChemAxon
Hydrogen Donor Count0ChemAxon
Polar Surface Area66.43 ŲChemAxon
Rotatable Bond Count18ChemAxon
Refractivity139.31 m³·mol⁻¹ChemAxon
Polarizability47.68 ųChemAxon
Number of Rings0ChemAxon
BioavailabilityYesChemAxon
Rule of FiveYesChemAxon
Ghose FilterNoChemAxon
Veber's RuleNoChemAxon
MDDR-like RuleNoChemAxon
Spectra
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Biological Properties
Cellular Locations
  • Extracellular
  • Membrane
Biospecimen Locations
  • Blood
  • Feces
  • Saliva
  • Urine
Tissue LocationsNot Available
Pathways
Normal Concentrations
BiospecimenStatusValueAgeSexConditionReferenceDetails
BloodDetected and Quantified0.01 uMAdult (>18 years old)BothNormal details
BloodDetected and Quantified0.0080-0.0250 uMAdult (>18 years old)BothNormal details
FecesDetected and Quantified0.19 +/- 0.09 nmol/g wet fecesAdult (>18 years old)Both
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FecesDetected and Quantified0.11 +/- 0.04 nmol/g wet fecesAdult (>18 years old)Both
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SalivaDetected and Quantified0.011 +/- 0.002 uMAdult (>18 years old)BothNormal
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UrineDetected and Quantified0.0-0.01 umol/mmol creatinineNewborn (0-30 days old)BothNormal
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UrineDetected and Quantified0.0010 (0.0005-0.0040) umol/mmol creatinineAdult (>18 years old)Both
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Abnormal Concentrations
BiospecimenStatusValueAgeSexConditionReferenceDetails
BloodDetected and Quantified0.011 (0.0057) uMAdult (>18 years old)FemalePregnancy with fetus having congenital heart defect details
Associated Disorders and Diseases
Disease ReferencesNone
Associated OMIM IDsNone
DrugBank IDNot Available
Phenol Explorer Compound IDNot Available
FooDB IDNot Available
KNApSAcK IDNot Available
Chemspider IDNot Available
KEGG Compound IDNot Available
BioCyc IDNot Available
BiGG IDNot Available
Wikipedia LinkNot Available
METLIN IDNot Available
PubChem CompoundNot Available
PDB IDNot Available
ChEBI IDNot Available
Food Biomarker OntologyNot Available
VMH IDNot Available
MarkerDB ID
References
Synthesis ReferenceNot Available
Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS)Not Available
General References
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