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Substance Name: Eicosapentaenoic Acid
RN: 1553-41-9
InChIKey: JAZBEHYOTPTENJ-RCHUDCCISA-N

Note

  • Important polyunsaturated fatty acid found in fish oils. It serves as the precursor for the prostaglandin-3 and thromboxane-3 families. A diet rich in eicosapentaenoic acid lowers serum lipid concentration, reduces incidence of cardiovascular disorders, prevents platelet aggregation, and inhibits arachidonic acid conversion into the thromboxane-2 and prostaglandin-2 families.

Molecular Formula

  • C20-H30-O2

Molecular Weight

  • 302.455
 

Classification Code

  • Drug / Therapeutic Agent
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Names and Synonyms

Name of Substance

  • Eicosapentaenoic acid

MeSH Heading

  • Eicosapentaenoic acid

Synonyms

  • 5,8,11,14,17-Eicosapentaenoic acid
  • Timnodonic acid

Systematic Name

  • 5,8,11,14,17-Eicosapentaenoic acid

Registry Numbers

CAS Registry Number

  • 1553-41-9

Other Registry Number

  • 78957-30-9

System Generated Number

  • 0001553419

Structure Descriptors

InChI

1S/C20H30O2/c1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10-11-12-13-14-15-16-17-18-19-20(21)22/h3-4,6-7,9-10,12-13,15-16H,2,5,8,11,14,17-19H2,1H3,(H,21,22)/b4-3+,7-6+,10-9+,13-12+,16-15+

InChIKey

JAZBEHYOTPTENJ-RCHUDCCISA-N

Smiles

C(=C\C\C=C\C\C=C\C\C=C\CC)\C\C=C\CCCC(O)=O

Toxicity

Organism Test Type Route Reported Dose (Normalized Dose) Effect Source
mouse LD50 oral > 20gm/kg (20000mg/kg)   Iyakuhin Kenkyu. Study of Medical Supplies. Vol. 20, Pg. 801, 1989.
rat LD50 oral 10gm/kg (10000mg/kg)   Iyakuhin Kenkyu. Study of Medical Supplies. Vol. 20, Pg. 801, 1989.