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Identification
NameEstazolam
Accession NumberDB01215  (APRD00955)
TypeSmall Molecule
GroupsApproved, Illicit
Description

A benzodiazepine with anticonvulsant, hypnotic, and muscle relaxant properties. It has been shown in some cases to be more potent than diazepam or nitrazepam. [PubChem]

Structure
Thumb
Synonyms
8-chloro-6-phenyl-4H-s-triazolo(4,3-a)(1,4)benzodiazepine
Estazolamum
External Identifiers Not Available
Approved Prescription Products
NameDosageStrengthRouteLabellerMarketing StartMarketing End
Prosom Tab 1mgtablet1 mgoralAbbott Laboratories, Limited1993-12-311997-08-18Canada
Prosom Tab 2mgtablet2 mgoralAbbott Laboratories, Limited1993-12-311997-08-18Canada
Approved Generic Prescription Products
NameDosageStrengthRouteLabellerMarketing StartMarketing End
Estazolamtablet1 mg/1oralTeva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc1997-07-14Not applicableUs
Estazolamtablet2 mg/1oralActavis Pharma, Inc.1997-08-19Not applicableUs
Estazolamtablet1 mg/1oralActavis Pharma, Inc.1997-08-19Not applicableUs
Estazolamtablet2 mg/1oralGolden State Medical Supply, Inc.1997-08-19Not applicableUs
Estazolamtablet1 mg/1oralGolden State Medical Supply, Inc.1997-08-19Not applicableUs
Estazolamtablet2 mg/1oralRebel Distributors Corp1997-08-19Not applicableUs
Estazolamtablet2 mg/1oralTeva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc1997-07-14Not applicableUs
Approved Over the Counter ProductsNot Available
Unapproved/Other Products Not Available
International Brands
NameCompany
EsilganTakeda
EurodinTakeda
NuctalonTakeda
ProSomNot Available
Brand mixturesNot Available
SaltsNot Available
Categories
UNII36S3EQV54C
CAS number29975-16-4
WeightAverage: 294.738
Monoisotopic: 294.067224079
Chemical FormulaC16H11ClN4
InChI KeyInChIKey=CDCHDCWJMGXXRH-UHFFFAOYSA-N
InChI
InChI=1S/C16H11ClN4/c17-12-6-7-14-13(8-12)16(11-4-2-1-3-5-11)18-9-15-20-19-10-21(14)15/h1-8,10H,9H2
IUPAC Name
12-chloro-9-phenyl-2,4,5,8-tetraazatricyclo[8.4.0.0²,⁶]tetradeca-1(10),3,5,8,11,13-hexaene
SMILES
ClC1=CC2=C(C=C1)N1C=NN=C1CN=C2C1=CC=CC=C1
Taxonomy
DescriptionThis compound belongs to the class of organic compounds known as 1,4-benzodiazepines. These are organic compounds containing a benzene ring fused to a 1,4-azepine.
KingdomOrganic compounds
Super ClassOrganoheterocyclic compounds
ClassBenzodiazepines
Sub Class1,4-benzodiazepines
Direct Parent1,4-benzodiazepines
Alternative Parents
Substituents
  • 1,4-benzodiazepine
  • Phenyl-1,3,4-triazole
  • Phenyl-1,2,4-triazole
  • Phenyltriazole
  • Chlorobenzene
  • Benzenoid
  • Monocyclic benzene moiety
  • Aryl halide
  • Aryl chloride
  • Heteroaromatic compound
  • 1,2,4-triazole
  • Triazole
  • Azole
  • Ketimine
  • Azacycle
  • Organic 1,3-dipolar compound
  • Propargyl-type 1,3-dipolar organic compound
  • Hydrocarbon derivative
  • Organonitrogen compound
  • Organochloride
  • Organohalogen compound
  • Imine
  • Aromatic heteropolycyclic compound
Molecular FrameworkAromatic heteropolycyclic compounds
External Descriptors
Pharmacology
IndicationFor the short-term management of insomnia characterized by difficulty in falling asleep, frequent nocturnal awakenings, and/or early morning awakenings.
PharmacodynamicsEstazolam, a triazolobenzodiazepine derivative, is an oral hypnotic agent with anticonvulsant, hypnotic, and muscle relaxant properties. It has been shown in some cases to be more potent than diazepam or nitrazepam.
Mechanism of actionBenzodiazepines bind nonspecifically to benzodiazepine receptors, which affects affects muscle relaxation, anticonvulsant activity, motor coordination, and memory. As benzodiazepine receptors are thought to be coupled to gamma-aminobutyric acid-A (GABAA) receptors, this enhances the effects GABA by increasing GABA affinity for the GABA receptor. Binding of the inhibitory neurotransmitter GABA to the site opens the chloride channel, resulting in a hyperpolarized cell membrane that prevents further excitation of the cell.
Related Articles
AbsorptionTablets have been found to be equivalent in absorption to an orally administered solution of estazolam. In healthy subjects who received up to three times the recommended dose, peak estazolam plasma concentrations occurred within two hours after dosing (range 0.5 to 6.0 hours) and were proportional to the administered dose, suggesting linear pharmacokinetics over the dosage range tested.
Volume of distributionNot Available
Protein binding93% protein bound, independant of concentration.
Metabolism

Extensively metabolized in the liver. In vitro studies with human liver microsomes indicate that the biotransformation of estazolam to the major circulating metabolite 4-hydroxy-estazolam is mediated by cytochrome P450 3A (CYP3A).

SubstrateEnzymesProduct
Estazolam
Not Available
4-hydroxy-estazolamDetails
Route of eliminationEstazolam is extensively metabolized. The elimination of the parent drug takes place via hepatic metabolism of estazolam to hydroxylated and other metabolites that are eliminated largely in the urine both free and conjugated. Less than 5% of a 2 mg dose of estazolam was excreted unchanged in the urine, with only 4% of the dose appearing in the feces. Radiolabel mass balance studies indicate that the main route of excretion is via the kidneys. After 5 days, 87% of the administered radioactivity was excreted in human urine. Less than 4% of the dose was excreted unchanged.
Half lifeThe range of estimates for the mean elimination half-life of estazolam varies from 10 to 24 hours.
ClearanceNot Available
ToxicitySymptoms of overdose include confusion, depressed breathing, drowsiness and eventually coma, lack of coordination, and slurred speech.
Affected organisms
  • Humans and other mammals
PathwaysNot Available
SNP Mediated EffectsNot Available
SNP Mediated Adverse Drug ReactionsNot Available
ADMET
Predicted ADMET features
PropertyValueProbability
Human Intestinal Absorption+1.0
Blood Brain Barrier+0.9796
Caco-2 permeable+0.8427
P-glycoprotein substrateNon-substrate0.5939
P-glycoprotein inhibitor INon-inhibitor0.7883
P-glycoprotein inhibitor IIInhibitor0.7786
Renal organic cation transporterInhibitor0.7784
CYP450 2C9 substrateNon-substrate0.8367
CYP450 2D6 substrateNon-substrate0.9081
CYP450 3A4 substrateSubstrate0.674
CYP450 1A2 substrateInhibitor0.8989
CYP450 2C9 inhibitorInhibitor0.822
CYP450 2D6 inhibitorNon-inhibitor0.8586
CYP450 2C19 inhibitorInhibitor0.6571
CYP450 3A4 inhibitorNon-inhibitor0.6818
CYP450 inhibitory promiscuityHigh CYP Inhibitory Promiscuity0.8676
Ames testNon AMES toxic0.9132
CarcinogenicityNon-carcinogens0.7126
BiodegradationNot ready biodegradable1.0
Rat acute toxicity2.0584 LD50, mol/kg Not applicable
hERG inhibition (predictor I)Weak inhibitor0.9752
hERG inhibition (predictor II)Non-inhibitor0.8944
ADMET data is predicted using admetSAR, a free tool for evaluating chemical ADMET properties. (23092397 )
Pharmacoeconomics
ManufacturersNot Available
Packagers
Dosage forms
FormRouteStrength
Tabletoral1 mg/1
Tabletoral2 mg/1
Tabletoral1 mg
Tabletoral2 mg
Prices
Unit descriptionCostUnit
Prosom 2 mg tablet1.71USD tablet
Prosom 1 mg tablet1.53USD tablet
Estazolam 2 mg tablet0.96USD tablet
Estazolam 1 mg tablet0.86USD tablet
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PatentsNot Available
Properties
StateSolid
Experimental Properties
PropertyValueSource
melting point228-229Hester, J.B. Jr.; U.S. Patent 3,701,782; October 31, 1972; assigned to The Upjohn Co.
water solubilityPractically insoluble (1.5 mg/L)Not Available
logP4.7Not Available
Predicted Properties
PropertyValueSource
Water Solubility0.0423 mg/mLALOGPS
logP1.72ALOGPS
logP2.09ChemAxon
logS-3.8ALOGPS
pKa (Strongest Acidic)18.4ChemAxon
pKa (Strongest Basic)4.97ChemAxon
Physiological Charge0ChemAxon
Hydrogen Acceptor Count3ChemAxon
Hydrogen Donor Count0ChemAxon
Polar Surface Area43.07 Å2ChemAxon
Rotatable Bond Count1ChemAxon
Refractivity94.44 m3·mol-1ChemAxon
Polarizability29.83 Å3ChemAxon
Number of Rings4ChemAxon
Bioavailability1ChemAxon
Rule of FiveYesChemAxon
Ghose FilterYesChemAxon
Veber's RuleYesChemAxon
MDDR-like RuleYesChemAxon
Spectra
Mass Spec (NIST)Not Available
Spectra
Spectrum TypeDescriptionSplash Key
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 10V, PositiveNot Available
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 20V, PositiveNot Available
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 40V, PositiveNot Available
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 10V, NegativeNot Available
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 20V, NegativeNot Available
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 40V, NegativeNot Available
MSMass Spectrum (Electron Ionization)splash10-0a4u-4590000000-dbd088d66293b3b539c3View in MoNA
References
Synthesis Reference

Hester, J.B. Jr.; U.S. Patent 3,701,782; October 31, 1972; assigned to The Upjohn Co.

General References
  1. Watanabe S, Ohta H, Sakurai Y, Takao K, Ueki S: [Electroencephalographic effects of 450191-S and its metabolites in rabbits with chronic electrode implants]. Nihon Yakurigaku Zasshi. 1986 Jul;88(1):19-32. [PubMed:3758874 ]
  2. Oishi R, Nishibori M, Itoh Y, Saeki K: Diazepam-induced decrease in histamine turnover in mouse brain. Eur J Pharmacol. 1986 May 27;124(3):337-42. [PubMed:3089825 ]
  3. Usami N, Yamamoto T, Shintani S, Ishikura S, Higaki Y, Katagiri Y, Hara A: Substrate specificity of human 3(20)alpha-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase for neurosteroids and its inhibition by benzodiazepines. Biol Pharm Bull. 2002 Apr;25(4):441-5. [PubMed:11995921 ]
External Links
ATC CodesN05CD04
AHFS CodesNot Available
PDB EntriesNot Available
FDA labelNot Available
MSDSNot Available
Interactions
Drug Interactions
Drug
AtazanavirThe serum concentration of Estazolam can be increased when it is combined with Atazanavir.
AzelastineEstazolam may increase the central nervous system depressant (CNS depressant) activities of Azelastine.
BaclofenThe risk or severity of adverse effects can be increased when Baclofen is combined with Estazolam.
BoceprevirThe serum concentration of Estazolam can be increased when it is combined with Boceprevir.
BrimonidineBrimonidine may increase the central nervous system depressant (CNS depressant) activities of Estazolam.
BuprenorphineEstazolam may increase the central nervous system depressant (CNS depressant) activities of Buprenorphine.
CeritinibThe serum concentration of Estazolam can be increased when it is combined with Ceritinib.
ClarithromycinThe serum concentration of Estazolam can be increased when it is combined with Clarithromycin.
ClozapineThe risk or severity of adverse effects can be increased when Estazolam is combined with Clozapine.
CobicistatThe serum concentration of Estazolam can be increased when it is combined with Cobicistat.
DarunavirThe serum concentration of Estazolam can be increased when it is combined with Darunavir.
DoxylamineDoxylamine may increase the central nervous system depressant (CNS depressant) activities of Estazolam.
DronabinolDronabinol may increase the central nervous system depressant (CNS depressant) activities of Estazolam.
DroperidolDroperidol may increase the central nervous system depressant (CNS depressant) activities of Estazolam.
ErythromycinThe serum concentration of Estazolam can be increased when it is combined with Erythromycin.
EthanolEstazolam may increase the central nervous system depressant (CNS depressant) activities of Ethanol.
FosphenytoinThe serum concentration of Fosphenytoin can be increased when it is combined with Estazolam.
HydrocodoneEstazolam may increase the central nervous system depressant (CNS depressant) activities of Hydrocodone.
HydroxyzineHydroxyzine may increase the central nervous system depressant (CNS depressant) activities of Estazolam.
IdelalisibThe serum concentration of Estazolam can be increased when it is combined with Idelalisib.
IndinavirThe serum concentration of Estazolam can be increased when it is combined with Indinavir.
ItraconazoleThe serum concentration of Estazolam can be increased when it is combined with Itraconazole.
KetoconazoleThe serum concentration of Estazolam can be increased when it is combined with Ketoconazole.
LorazepamThe risk or severity of adverse effects can be increased when Lorazepam is combined with Estazolam.
Magnesium SulfateMagnesium Sulfate may increase the central nervous system depressant (CNS depressant) activities of Estazolam.
MethadoneEstazolam may increase the central nervous system depressant (CNS depressant) activities of Methadone.
MethotrimeprazineEstazolam may increase the central nervous system depressant (CNS depressant) activities of Methotrimeprazine.
MetyrosineEstazolam may increase the sedative activities of Metyrosine.
MinocyclineMinocycline may increase the central nervous system depressant (CNS depressant) activities of Estazolam.
MirtazapineEstazolam may increase the central nervous system depressant (CNS depressant) activities of Mirtazapine.
NabiloneNabilone may increase the central nervous system depressant (CNS depressant) activities of Estazolam.
NefazodoneThe serum concentration of Estazolam can be increased when it is combined with Nefazodone.
NelfinavirThe serum concentration of Estazolam can be increased when it is combined with Nelfinavir.
OlanzapineThe risk or severity of adverse effects can be increased when Olanzapine is combined with Estazolam.
OrphenadrineEstazolam may increase the central nervous system depressant (CNS depressant) activities of Orphenadrine.
ParaldehydeEstazolam may increase the central nervous system depressant (CNS depressant) activities of Paraldehyde.
ParoxetineThe risk or severity of adverse effects can be increased when Estazolam is combined with Paroxetine.
PerampanelPerampanel may increase the central nervous system depressant (CNS depressant) activities of Estazolam.
PhenytoinThe serum concentration of Phenytoin can be increased when it is combined with Estazolam.
PosaconazoleThe serum concentration of Estazolam can be increased when it is combined with Posaconazole.
PramipexoleEstazolam may increase the sedative activities of Pramipexole.
RitonavirThe serum concentration of Estazolam can be increased when it is combined with Ritonavir.
RopiniroleEstazolam may increase the sedative activities of Ropinirole.
RotigotineEstazolam may increase the sedative activities of Rotigotine.
RufinamideThe risk or severity of adverse effects can be increased when Rufinamide is combined with Estazolam.
SaquinavirThe serum concentration of Estazolam can be increased when it is combined with Saquinavir.
Sodium oxybateEstazolam may increase the central nervous system depressant (CNS depressant) activities of Sodium oxybate.
SuvorexantEstazolam may increase the central nervous system depressant (CNS depressant) activities of Suvorexant.
TapentadolTapentadol may increase the central nervous system depressant (CNS depressant) activities of Estazolam.
TeduglutideThe serum concentration of Estazolam can be increased when it is combined with Teduglutide.
TelaprevirThe serum concentration of Estazolam can be increased when it is combined with Telaprevir.
TelithromycinThe serum concentration of Estazolam can be increased when it is combined with Telithromycin.
ThalidomideEstazolam may increase the central nervous system depressant (CNS depressant) activities of Thalidomide.
TheophyllineThe therapeutic efficacy of Estazolam can be decreased when used in combination with Theophylline.
VoriconazoleThe serum concentration of Estazolam can be increased when it is combined with Voriconazole.
YohimbineThe therapeutic efficacy of Estazolam can be decreased when used in combination with Yohimbine.
ZolpidemEstazolam may increase the central nervous system depressant (CNS depressant) activities of Zolpidem.
Food Interactions
  • Avoid alcohol.
  • Take without regard to meals.

Targets

Kind
Protein
Organism
Human
Pharmacological action
yes
Actions
potentiator
General Function:
Inhibitory extracellular ligand-gated ion channel activity
Specific Function:
Component of the heteropentameric receptor for GABA, the major inhibitory neurotransmitter in the vertebrate brain. Functions also as histamine receptor and mediates cellular responses to histamine. Functions as receptor for diazepines and various anesthetics, such as pentobarbital; these are bound at a separate allosteric effector binding site. Functions as ligand-gated chloride channel (By si...
Gene Name:
GABRA1
Uniprot ID:
P14867
Molecular Weight:
51801.395 Da
References
  1. Braestrup C, Squires RF: Pharmacological characterization of benzodiazepine receptors in the brain. Eur J Pharmacol. 1978 Apr 1;48(3):263-70. [PubMed:639854 ]
  2. Miller LG, Greenblatt DJ, Barnhill JG, Deutsch SI, Shader RI, Paul SM: Benzodiazepine receptor binding of triazolobenzodiazepines in vivo: increased receptor number with low-dose alprazolam. J Neurochem. 1987 Nov;49(5):1595-601. [PubMed:2889803 ]
Kind
Protein
Organism
Human
Pharmacological action
yes
Actions
potentiator
General Function:
Inhibitory extracellular ligand-gated ion channel activity
Specific Function:
GABA, the major inhibitory neurotransmitter in the vertebrate brain, mediates neuronal inhibition by binding to the GABA/benzodiazepine receptor and opening an integral chloride channel.
Gene Name:
GABRA2
Uniprot ID:
P47869
Molecular Weight:
51325.85 Da
References
  1. Braestrup C, Squires RF: Pharmacological characterization of benzodiazepine receptors in the brain. Eur J Pharmacol. 1978 Apr 1;48(3):263-70. [PubMed:639854 ]
  2. Miller LG, Greenblatt DJ, Barnhill JG, Deutsch SI, Shader RI, Paul SM: Benzodiazepine receptor binding of triazolobenzodiazepines in vivo: increased receptor number with low-dose alprazolam. J Neurochem. 1987 Nov;49(5):1595-601. [PubMed:2889803 ]
Kind
Protein
Organism
Human
Pharmacological action
yes
Actions
potentiator
General Function:
Inhibitory extracellular ligand-gated ion channel activity
Specific Function:
GABA, the major inhibitory neurotransmitter in the vertebrate brain, mediates neuronal inhibition by binding to the GABA/benzodiazepine receptor and opening an integral chloride channel.
Gene Name:
GABRA3
Uniprot ID:
P34903
Molecular Weight:
55164.055 Da
References
  1. Braestrup C, Squires RF: Pharmacological characterization of benzodiazepine receptors in the brain. Eur J Pharmacol. 1978 Apr 1;48(3):263-70. [PubMed:639854 ]
  2. Miller LG, Greenblatt DJ, Barnhill JG, Deutsch SI, Shader RI, Paul SM: Benzodiazepine receptor binding of triazolobenzodiazepines in vivo: increased receptor number with low-dose alprazolam. J Neurochem. 1987 Nov;49(5):1595-601. [PubMed:2889803 ]
Kind
Protein
Organism
Human
Pharmacological action
yes
Actions
potentiator
General Function:
Transporter activity
Specific Function:
GABA, the major inhibitory neurotransmitter in the vertebrate brain, mediates neuronal inhibition by binding to the GABA/benzodiazepine receptor and opening an integral chloride channel.
Gene Name:
GABRA5
Uniprot ID:
P31644
Molecular Weight:
52145.645 Da
References
  1. Braestrup C, Squires RF: Pharmacological characterization of benzodiazepine receptors in the brain. Eur J Pharmacol. 1978 Apr 1;48(3):263-70. [PubMed:639854 ]
  2. Miller LG, Greenblatt DJ, Barnhill JG, Deutsch SI, Shader RI, Paul SM: Benzodiazepine receptor binding of triazolobenzodiazepines in vivo: increased receptor number with low-dose alprazolam. J Neurochem. 1987 Nov;49(5):1595-601. [PubMed:2889803 ]
Kind
Protein
Organism
Human
Pharmacological action
yes
Actions
potentiator
General Function:
Inhibitory extracellular ligand-gated ion channel activity
Specific Function:
GABA, the major inhibitory neurotransmitter in the vertebrate brain, mediates neuronal inhibition by binding to the GABA/benzodiazepine receptor and opening an integral chloride channel.
Gene Name:
GABRG1
Uniprot ID:
Q8N1C3
Molecular Weight:
53594.49 Da
References
  1. Braestrup C, Squires RF: Pharmacological characterization of benzodiazepine receptors in the brain. Eur J Pharmacol. 1978 Apr 1;48(3):263-70. [PubMed:639854 ]
  2. Miller LG, Greenblatt DJ, Barnhill JG, Deutsch SI, Shader RI, Paul SM: Benzodiazepine receptor binding of triazolobenzodiazepines in vivo: increased receptor number with low-dose alprazolam. J Neurochem. 1987 Nov;49(5):1595-601. [PubMed:2889803 ]
Kind
Protein
Organism
Human
Pharmacological action
yes
Actions
potentiator
General Function:
Inhibitory extracellular ligand-gated ion channel activity
Specific Function:
Component of the heteropentameric receptor for GABA, the major inhibitory neurotransmitter in the vertebrate brain. Functions also as histamine receptor and mediates cellular responses to histamine. Functions as receptor for diazepines and various anesthetics, such as pentobarbital; these are bound at a separate allosteric effector binding site. Functions as ligand-gated chloride channel.
Gene Name:
GABRG2
Uniprot ID:
P18507
Molecular Weight:
54161.78 Da
References
  1. Braestrup C, Squires RF: Pharmacological characterization of benzodiazepine receptors in the brain. Eur J Pharmacol. 1978 Apr 1;48(3):263-70. [PubMed:639854 ]
  2. Miller LG, Greenblatt DJ, Barnhill JG, Deutsch SI, Shader RI, Paul SM: Benzodiazepine receptor binding of triazolobenzodiazepines in vivo: increased receptor number with low-dose alprazolam. J Neurochem. 1987 Nov;49(5):1595-601. [PubMed:2889803 ]
Kind
Protein
Organism
Human
Pharmacological action
yes
Actions
potentiator
General Function:
Inhibitory extracellular ligand-gated ion channel activity
Specific Function:
GABA, the major inhibitory neurotransmitter in the vertebrate brain, mediates neuronal inhibition by binding to the GABA/benzodiazepine receptor and opening an integral chloride channel.
Gene Name:
GABRG3
Uniprot ID:
Q99928
Molecular Weight:
54288.16 Da
References
  1. Braestrup C, Squires RF: Pharmacological characterization of benzodiazepine receptors in the brain. Eur J Pharmacol. 1978 Apr 1;48(3):263-70. [PubMed:639854 ]
  2. Miller LG, Greenblatt DJ, Barnhill JG, Deutsch SI, Shader RI, Paul SM: Benzodiazepine receptor binding of triazolobenzodiazepines in vivo: increased receptor number with low-dose alprazolam. J Neurochem. 1987 Nov;49(5):1595-601. [PubMed:2889803 ]
Kind
Protein
Organism
Human
Pharmacological action
yes
Actions
potentiator
General Function:
Ligand-gated ion channel activity
Specific Function:
Component of the heteropentameric receptor for GABA, the major inhibitory neurotransmitter in the vertebrate brain. Functions also as histamine receptor and mediates cellular responses to histamine. Functions as receptor for diazepines and various anesthetics, such as pentobarbital; these are bound at a separate allosteric effector binding site. Functions as ligand-gated chloride channel (By si...
Gene Name:
GABRB1
Uniprot ID:
P18505
Molecular Weight:
54234.085 Da
References
  1. Braestrup C, Squires RF: Pharmacological characterization of benzodiazepine receptors in the brain. Eur J Pharmacol. 1978 Apr 1;48(3):263-70. [PubMed:639854 ]
  2. Miller LG, Greenblatt DJ, Barnhill JG, Deutsch SI, Shader RI, Paul SM: Benzodiazepine receptor binding of triazolobenzodiazepines in vivo: increased receptor number with low-dose alprazolam. J Neurochem. 1987 Nov;49(5):1595-601. [PubMed:2889803 ]
Kind
Protein
Organism
Human
Pharmacological action
yes
Actions
potentiator
General Function:
Inhibitory extracellular ligand-gated ion channel activity
Specific Function:
Component of the heteropentameric receptor for GABA, the major inhibitory neurotransmitter in the vertebrate brain. Functions also as histamine receptor and mediates cellular responses to histamine. Functions as receptor for diazepines and various anesthetics, such as pentobarbital; these are bound at a separate allosteric effector binding site. Functions as ligand-gated chloride channel.
Gene Name:
GABRB2
Uniprot ID:
P47870
Molecular Weight:
59149.895 Da
References
  1. Braestrup C, Squires RF: Pharmacological characterization of benzodiazepine receptors in the brain. Eur J Pharmacol. 1978 Apr 1;48(3):263-70. [PubMed:639854 ]
  2. Miller LG, Greenblatt DJ, Barnhill JG, Deutsch SI, Shader RI, Paul SM: Benzodiazepine receptor binding of triazolobenzodiazepines in vivo: increased receptor number with low-dose alprazolam. J Neurochem. 1987 Nov;49(5):1595-601. [PubMed:2889803 ]
Kind
Protein
Organism
Human
Pharmacological action
yes
Actions
potentiator
General Function:
Gaba-gated chloride ion channel activity
Specific Function:
Component of the heteropentameric receptor for GABA, the major inhibitory neurotransmitter in the vertebrate brain. Functions also as histamine receptor and mediates cellular responses to histamine. Functions as receptor for diazepines and various anesthetics, such as pentobarbital; these are bound at a separate allosteric effector binding site. Functions as ligand-gated chloride channel.
Gene Name:
GABRB3
Uniprot ID:
P28472
Molecular Weight:
54115.04 Da
References
  1. Braestrup C, Squires RF: Pharmacological characterization of benzodiazepine receptors in the brain. Eur J Pharmacol. 1978 Apr 1;48(3):263-70. [PubMed:639854 ]
  2. Miller LG, Greenblatt DJ, Barnhill JG, Deutsch SI, Shader RI, Paul SM: Benzodiazepine receptor binding of triazolobenzodiazepines in vivo: increased receptor number with low-dose alprazolam. J Neurochem. 1987 Nov;49(5):1595-601. [PubMed:2889803 ]
Kind
Protein
Organism
Human
Pharmacological action
yes
Actions
potentiator
General Function:
Gaba-a receptor activity
Specific Function:
GABA, the major inhibitory neurotransmitter in the vertebrate brain, mediates neuronal inhibition by binding to the GABA/benzodiazepine receptor and opening an integral chloride channel.
Gene Name:
GABRD
Uniprot ID:
O14764
Molecular Weight:
50707.835 Da
References
  1. Braestrup C, Squires RF: Pharmacological characterization of benzodiazepine receptors in the brain. Eur J Pharmacol. 1978 Apr 1;48(3):263-70. [PubMed:639854 ]
  2. Miller LG, Greenblatt DJ, Barnhill JG, Deutsch SI, Shader RI, Paul SM: Benzodiazepine receptor binding of triazolobenzodiazepines in vivo: increased receptor number with low-dose alprazolam. J Neurochem. 1987 Nov;49(5):1595-601. [PubMed:2889803 ]
Kind
Protein
Organism
Human
Pharmacological action
yes
Actions
potentiator
General Function:
Inhibitory extracellular ligand-gated ion channel activity
Specific Function:
GABA, the major inhibitory neurotransmitter in the vertebrate brain, mediates neuronal inhibition by binding to the GABA/benzodiazepine receptor and opening an integral chloride channel.
Gene Name:
GABRE
Uniprot ID:
P78334
Molecular Weight:
57971.175 Da
References
  1. Braestrup C, Squires RF: Pharmacological characterization of benzodiazepine receptors in the brain. Eur J Pharmacol. 1978 Apr 1;48(3):263-70. [PubMed:639854 ]
  2. Miller LG, Greenblatt DJ, Barnhill JG, Deutsch SI, Shader RI, Paul SM: Benzodiazepine receptor binding of triazolobenzodiazepines in vivo: increased receptor number with low-dose alprazolam. J Neurochem. 1987 Nov;49(5):1595-601. [PubMed:2889803 ]
Kind
Protein
Organism
Human
Pharmacological action
yes
Actions
potentiator
General Function:
Gaba-a receptor activity
Specific Function:
GABA, the major inhibitory neurotransmitter in the vertebrate brain, mediates neuronal inhibition by binding to the GABA/benzodiazepine receptor and opening an integral chloride channel. In the uterus, the function of the receptor appears to be related to tissue contractility. The binding of this pI subunit with other GABA(A) receptor subunits alters the sensitivity of recombinant receptors to ...
Gene Name:
GABRP
Uniprot ID:
O00591
Molecular Weight:
50639.735 Da
References
  1. Braestrup C, Squires RF: Pharmacological characterization of benzodiazepine receptors in the brain. Eur J Pharmacol. 1978 Apr 1;48(3):263-70. [PubMed:639854 ]
  2. Miller LG, Greenblatt DJ, Barnhill JG, Deutsch SI, Shader RI, Paul SM: Benzodiazepine receptor binding of triazolobenzodiazepines in vivo: increased receptor number with low-dose alprazolam. J Neurochem. 1987 Nov;49(5):1595-601. [PubMed:2889803 ]
Kind
Protein
Organism
Human
Pharmacological action
yes
Actions
potentiator
General Function:
Gaba-a receptor activity
Specific Function:
GABA, the major inhibitory neurotransmitter in the vertebrate brain, mediates neuronal inhibition by binding to the GABA/benzodiazepine receptor and opening an integral chloride channel. Rho-1 GABA receptor could play a role in retinal neurotransmission.
Gene Name:
GABRR1
Uniprot ID:
P24046
Molecular Weight:
55882.91 Da
References
  1. Braestrup C, Squires RF: Pharmacological characterization of benzodiazepine receptors in the brain. Eur J Pharmacol. 1978 Apr 1;48(3):263-70. [PubMed:639854 ]
  2. Miller LG, Greenblatt DJ, Barnhill JG, Deutsch SI, Shader RI, Paul SM: Benzodiazepine receptor binding of triazolobenzodiazepines in vivo: increased receptor number with low-dose alprazolam. J Neurochem. 1987 Nov;49(5):1595-601. [PubMed:2889803 ]
Kind
Protein
Organism
Human
Pharmacological action
yes
Actions
potentiator
General Function:
Gaba-a receptor activity
Specific Function:
GABA, the major inhibitory neurotransmitter in the vertebrate brain, mediates neuronal inhibition by binding to the GABA/benzodiazepine receptor and opening an integral chloride channel. Rho-2 GABA receptor could play a role in retinal neurotransmission.
Gene Name:
GABRR2
Uniprot ID:
P28476
Molecular Weight:
54150.41 Da
References
  1. Braestrup C, Squires RF: Pharmacological characterization of benzodiazepine receptors in the brain. Eur J Pharmacol. 1978 Apr 1;48(3):263-70. [PubMed:639854 ]
  2. Miller LG, Greenblatt DJ, Barnhill JG, Deutsch SI, Shader RI, Paul SM: Benzodiazepine receptor binding of triazolobenzodiazepines in vivo: increased receptor number with low-dose alprazolam. J Neurochem. 1987 Nov;49(5):1595-601. [PubMed:2889803 ]
Kind
Protein
Organism
Human
Pharmacological action
yes
Actions
potentiator
General Function:
Gaba-a receptor activity
Specific Function:
GABA, the major inhibitory neurotransmitter in the vertebrate brain, mediates neuronal inhibition by binding to the GABA/benzodiazepine receptor and opening an integral chloride channel.
Gene Name:
GABRR3
Uniprot ID:
A8MPY1
Molecular Weight:
54271.1 Da
References
  1. Braestrup C, Squires RF: Pharmacological characterization of benzodiazepine receptors in the brain. Eur J Pharmacol. 1978 Apr 1;48(3):263-70. [PubMed:639854 ]
  2. Miller LG, Greenblatt DJ, Barnhill JG, Deutsch SI, Shader RI, Paul SM: Benzodiazepine receptor binding of triazolobenzodiazepines in vivo: increased receptor number with low-dose alprazolam. J Neurochem. 1987 Nov;49(5):1595-601. [PubMed:2889803 ]
Kind
Protein group
Organism
Human
Pharmacological action
yes
Actions
positive allosteric modulator
General Function:
Inhibitory extracellular ligand-gated ion channel activity
Specific Function:
Component of the heteropentameric receptor for GABA, the major inhibitory neurotransmitter in the vertebrate brain. Functions also as histamine receptor and mediates cellular responses to histamine. Functions as receptor for diazepines and various anesthetics, such as pentobarbital; these are bound at a separate allosteric effector binding site. Functions as ligand-gated chloride channel (By similarity).
Components:
NameUniProt IDDetails
Gamma-aminobutyric acid receptor subunit alpha-1P14867 Details
Gamma-aminobutyric acid receptor subunit alpha-2P47869 Details
Gamma-aminobutyric acid receptor subunit alpha-3P34903 Details
Gamma-aminobutyric acid receptor subunit alpha-4P48169 Details
Gamma-aminobutyric acid receptor subunit alpha-5P31644 Details
Gamma-aminobutyric acid receptor subunit alpha-6Q16445 Details
Gamma-aminobutyric acid receptor subunit beta-1P18505 Details
Gamma-aminobutyric acid receptor subunit beta-2P47870 Details
Gamma-aminobutyric acid receptor subunit beta-3P28472 Details
Gamma-aminobutyric acid receptor subunit deltaO14764 Details
Gamma-aminobutyric acid receptor subunit epsilonP78334 Details
Gamma-aminobutyric acid receptor subunit gamma-1Q8N1C3 Details
Gamma-aminobutyric acid receptor subunit gamma-2P18507 Details
Gamma-aminobutyric acid receptor subunit gamma-3Q99928 Details
Gamma-aminobutyric acid receptor subunit piO00591 Details
Gamma-aminobutyric acid receptor subunit thetaQ9UN88 Details
References
  1. ChEMBL Compound Report Card [Link]

Enzymes

Kind
Protein
Organism
Human
Pharmacological action
unknown
Actions
substrate
General Function:
Vitamin d3 25-hydroxylase activity
Specific Function:
Cytochromes P450 are a group of heme-thiolate monooxygenases. In liver microsomes, this enzyme is involved in an NADPH-dependent electron transport pathway. It performs a variety of oxidation reactions (e.g. caffeine 8-oxidation, omeprazole sulphoxidation, midazolam 1'-hydroxylation and midazolam 4-hydroxylation) of structurally unrelated compounds, including steroids, fatty acids, and xenobiot...
Gene Name:
CYP3A4
Uniprot ID:
P08684
Molecular Weight:
57342.67 Da
References
  1. Preissner S, Kroll K, Dunkel M, Senger C, Goldsobel G, Kuzman D, Guenther S, Winnenburg R, Schroeder M, Preissner R: SuperCYP: a comprehensive database on Cytochrome P450 enzymes including a tool for analysis of CYP-drug interactions. Nucleic Acids Res. 2010 Jan;38(Database issue):D237-43. doi: 10.1093/nar/gkp970. Epub 2009 Nov 24. [PubMed:19934256 ]
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