Accession Number
DB00727  (APRD00153)
Small Molecule
Approved, Investigational

A volatile vasodilator which relieves angina pectoris by stimulating guanylate cyclase and lowering cytosolic calcium. [PubChem]

  • 1,2,3-Propanetrioltrinitrate
  • 1,2,3-Propanetriyl nitrate
  • Glycerin trinitrate
  • Glycerol trinitrate
  • Glycerol, nitric acid triester
  • Glyceroli trinitratis
  • Glyceroltrinitrat
  • Glyceryl trinitrate
  • Natispray
  • NG
  • Nitroglicerina
  • Nitroglycerin
  • Nitroglycerine
  • Nitroglycerol
  • Nitromed
  • Propane-1,2,3-triyl trinitrate
  • Rectogesic
  • Trinitrine
  • Trinitroglycerin
  • Trinitroglycerol
External IDs
C01DA02 / DR 66
Product Images
Prescription Products
NameDosageStrengthRouteLabellerMarketing StartMarketing End
GonitroPowder400 ug/1SublingualEspero Pharmaceuticals, Inc.2016-07-01Not applicableUs
MinitranPatch0.4 mgTransdermalValeant Canada Lp Valeant Canada S.E.C.1995-12-31Not applicableCanada
MinitranPatch0.6 mgTransdermalValeant Canada Lp Valeant Canada S.E.C.1995-12-31Not applicableCanada
MinitranPatch0.2 mgTransdermalValeant Canada Lp Valeant Canada S.E.C.1995-12-31Not applicableCanada
Minitran - Patch Trd 72mg/26.6 Sq CmPatch72 mgTransdermalGraceway PharmaceuticalsNot applicableNot applicableCanada
Nitro-durPatch120 mg/1TransdermalMerck Sharp & Dohme Limited1995-04-04Not applicableUs
Nitro-durPatch160 mg/1TransdermalMerck Sharp & Dohme Limited1995-04-04Not applicableUs
Nitro-durPatch40 mg/1TransdermalIngenus Pharmaceuticals Llc2017-12-06Not applicableUs
Nitro-durPatch40 mg/1TransdermalMerck Sharp & Dohme Limited1995-04-04Not applicableUs
Nitro-durPatch80 mg/1TransdermalIngenus Pharmaceuticals Llc2017-12-06Not applicableUs
Generic Prescription Products
NameDosageStrengthRouteLabellerMarketing StartMarketing End
Apo-nitroglycerinSpray, metered0.4 mgSublingualApotex Corporation2013-09-23Not applicableCanada
MinitranPatch2.5 mg/dTransdermalGraceway Pharmaceuticals2007-04-01Not applicableUs
MinitranPatch36 mg/1TransdermalValeant Pharmaceuticals North America2012-02-21Not applicableUs
MinitranPatch10 mg/dTransdermalGraceway Pharmaceuticals2009-08-10Not applicableUs
MinitranPatch18 mg/1TransdermalValeant Pharmaceuticals North America2012-02-21Not applicableUs
MinitranPatch5 mg/dTransdermalGraceway Pharmaceuticals2007-04-01Not applicableUs
MinitranPatch54 mg/1TransdermalValeant Pharmaceuticals North America2012-02-21Not applicableUs
MinitranPatch15 mg/dTransdermalGraceway Pharmaceuticals2007-04-01Not applicableUs
MinitranPatch9 mg/1TransdermalValeant Pharmaceuticals North America2012-02-21Not applicableUs
Mylan-nitro Patch 0.2Patch, extended release0.2 mgTransdermalMylan Pharmaceuticals2013-06-04Not applicableCanada
Unapproved/Other Products
NameDosageStrengthRouteLabellerMarketing StartMarketing End
Nitro-TimeCapsule9 mg/1OralCarilion Materials Management2004-01-29Not applicableUs
Nitro-TimeCapsule2.5 mg/1OralMajor2004-01-29Not applicableUs
Nitro-timeCapsule2.5 mg/1OralTime Cap Laboratories2014-06-19Not applicableUs
Nitro-TimeCapsule6.5 mg/1OralCarilion Materials Management2004-01-29Not applicableUs00904 0644 60 nlmimage10 66353349
Nitro-timeCapsule9 mg/1OralTime Cap Laboratories2014-06-19Not applicableUs
Nitro-TimeCapsule9 mg/1OralMajor2004-01-29Not applicableUs
Nitro-TimeCapsule6.5 mg/1OralAvera Mc Kennan Hospital2015-04-24Not applicableUs
Nitro-TimeCapsule2.5 mg/1OralCarilion Materials Management2004-01-29Not applicableUs
Nitro-timeCapsule6.5 mg/1OralTime Cap Laboratories2014-06-19Not applicableUs
Nitro-TimeCapsule6.5 mg/1OralMajor2004-01-29Not applicableUs
International/Other Brands
Deponit (UCB Pharma) / Dermatrans (Bayer) / Gen-Nitro (Genpharm ULC) / Glytrin (Sanofi-Aventis) / Glytrin Spray (Sanofi-Aventis) / Minitran / Natispray (Teofarma) / Nitro-dur / Nitrocap (Orion) / Nitroderm TTS (Novartis) / Nitrolingual / Nitrolingual Pump Spray (Arbor Pharmaceuticals) / Nitromist / Nitrostat / Rectogesic (ProStrakan) / Stangyl / Transderm nitro / Transderm-Nitro (Novartis) / Tridil / Trimonit (Sanofi-Aventis) / Trinipatch (Paladin) / Triniplas (Novartis) / Trinispray (Sanofi Aventis) / Trinitrin Simplex Laleuf (Sanofi) / Trinitron (Quesada) / Trinitrosan (Merck) / Trintek (Goldshield) / Trocer (Incepta) / Trocer SR (Incepta) / Vasolator (Sanwa Kagaku) / Vasovin (Torrent) / Venitrin (Meda) / Vernies (Parke Davis) / Willlong (Will-Pharma)
Mixture Products
NameIngredientsDosageRouteLabellerMarketing StartMarketing End
Nitroglycerin In 5% Dextrose Inj.-100mcg/mlNitroglycerin (10 mg) + Glucose (5 g)SolutionIntravenousBaxter Laboratories1995-12-312016-02-26Canada
Nitroglycerin In 5% Dextrose Inj.-200mcg/mlNitroglycerin (20 mg) + Glucose (5 g)SolutionIntravenousBaxter Laboratories1995-12-31Not applicableCanada
Nitroglycerin In 5% Dextrose Inj.-400mcg/mlNitroglycerin (40 mg) + Glucose (5 g)SolutionIntravenousBaxter Laboratories1995-12-31Not applicableCanada
CAS number
Average: 227.0865
Monoisotopic: 227.002578773
Chemical Formula
InChI Key
1,3-bis(nitrooxy)propan-2-yl nitrate



For the prevention of angina

Structured Indications

Nitroglycerin, an organic nitrate, is available in many forms as a vasodilator. Nitroglycerin is used in the treatement of angina pectoris and perioperative hypertension, to produce controlled hypotension during surgical procedures, to treat hypertensive emergencies, and to treat congestive heart failure associated with myocardial infarction.

Mechanism of action

Similar to other nitrites and organic nitrates, nitroglycerin is converted to nitric oxide (NO), an active intermediate compound which activates the enzyme guanylate cyclase. This stimulates the synthesis of cyclic guanosine 3',5'-monophosphate (cGMP) which then activates a series of protein kinase-dependent phosphorylations in the smooth muscle cells, eventually resulting in the dephosphorylation of the myosin light chain of the smooth muscle fiber. The subsequent release of calcium ions results in the relaxation of the smooth muscle cells and vasodilation.

AAtrial natriuretic peptide receptor 1
Not Available
Volume of distribution
  • 3 L/kg
Protein binding
Not Available

Hepatic, cytochrome P450 (P450) is a key enzyme of organic nitrate biotransformation

Route of elimination
Not Available
Half life

3 minutes

  • 1 L/kg/min

Increased intracranial pressure, with any or all of persistent throbbing headache, confusion, and moderate fever; Vertigo; Palpitations; Visual disturbances; Nausea and vomiting (possibly with colic and even bloody diarrhea); Syncope (especially in the upright posture); Air hunger and dyspnea, later followed by reduced ventilatory effort; Diaphoresis, with the skin either flushed or cold and clammy; Heart block and bradycardia; Paralysis; Coma; Seizures; Death.

Affected organisms
  • Humans and other mammals
Not Available
Pharmacogenomic Effects/ADRs
Not Available


Drug Interactions
DrugInteractionDrug group
AlfuzosinAlfuzosin may increase the hypotensive activities of Nitroglycerin.Approved, Investigational
AlteplaseThe serum concentration of Alteplase can be decreased when it is combined with Nitroglycerin.Approved
AvanafilAvanafil may increase the vasodilatory activities of Nitroglycerin.Approved
BromocriptineThe bioavailability of Bromocriptine can be increased when combined with Nitroglycerin.Approved, Investigational
CabergolineThe bioavailability of Cabergoline can be increased when combined with Nitroglycerin.Approved
DapoxetineDapoxetine may increase the orthostatic hypotensive activities of Nitroglycerin.Investigational
DihydroergocornineThe bioavailability of Dihydroergocornine can be increased when combined with Nitroglycerin.Approved
DihydroergocristineThe bioavailability of Dihydroergocristine can be increased when combined with Nitroglycerin.Approved, Experimental
DihydroergocryptineThe bioavailability of Dihydroergocryptine can be increased when combined with Nitroglycerin.Experimental
DihydroergotamineThe bioavailability of Dihydroergotamine can be increased when combined with Nitroglycerin.Approved
Ergoloid mesylateThe bioavailability of Ergoloid mesylate can be increased when combined with Nitroglycerin.Approved
ErgonovineThe bioavailability of Ergonovine can be increased when combined with Nitroglycerin.Approved
ErgotamineThe bioavailability of Ergotamine can be increased when combined with Nitroglycerin.Approved
EthanolEthanol may increase the vasodilatory activities of Nitroglycerin.Approved
HeparinNitroglycerin may decrease the anticoagulant activities of Heparin.Approved, Investigational
LisurideThe bioavailability of Lisuride can be increased when combined with Nitroglycerin.Approved, Investigational
Lysergic Acid DiethylamideThe bioavailability of Lysergic Acid Diethylamide can be increased when combined with Nitroglycerin.Illicit, Investigational, Withdrawn
MetergolineThe bioavailability of Metergoline can be increased when combined with Nitroglycerin.Experimental
MethylergometrineThe bioavailability of Methylergometrine can be increased when combined with Nitroglycerin.Approved
MethysergideThe bioavailability of Methysergide can be increased when combined with Nitroglycerin.Approved
MirodenafilMirodenafil may increase the vasodilatory activities of Nitroglycerin.Investigational
MolsidomineMolsidomine may increase the hypotensive activities of Nitroglycerin.Approved, Investigational
NicergolineThe bioavailability of Nicergoline can be increased when combined with Nitroglycerin.Approved, Investigational
PergolideThe bioavailability of Pergolide can be increased when combined with Nitroglycerin.Approved, Investigational, Vet Approved, Withdrawn
RiociguatNitroglycerin may increase the hypotensive activities of Riociguat.Approved
RosiglitazoneThe risk or severity of adverse effects can be increased when Nitroglycerin is combined with Rosiglitazone.Approved, Investigational
SildenafilSildenafil may increase the vasodilatory activities of Nitroglycerin.Approved, Investigational
TadalafilTadalafil may increase the vasodilatory activities of Nitroglycerin.Approved, Investigational
TergurideThe bioavailability of Terguride can be increased when combined with Nitroglycerin.Experimental
UdenafilUdenafil may increase the vasodilatory activities of Nitroglycerin.Approved, Investigational
VardenafilVardenafil may increase the vasodilatory activities of Nitroglycerin.Approved
Food Interactions
  • Avoid alcohol.
  • Dissolve under the tongue.
  • Take on empty stomach: 1 hour before or 2 hours after meals.


Synthesis Reference

Izhak Blank, "Nitroglycerin preparations." U.S. Patent US4482534, issued December, 1979.

General References
Not Available
External Links
Human Metabolome Database
KEGG Compound
PubChem Compound
PubChem Substance
Therapeutic Targets Database
RxList Drug Page Drug Page
PDRhealth Drug Page
ATC Codes
C05AE01 — Glyceryl trinitrateC01DA52 — Glyceryl trinitrate, combinationsC01DA02 — Glyceryl trinitrate
AHFS Codes
  • 24:12.08 — Nitrates and Nitrites
PDB Entries
FDA label
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Clinical Trials

Clinical Trials
0CompletedSupportive CareControlled Hypotension for Nasal Surgeries1
1Active Not RecruitingTreatmentRectal Carcinoma1
1CompletedNot AvailableHealthy Volunteers1
1CompletedTreatmentCoronary Artery Disease1
1CompletedTreatmentErectile Dysfunction (ED)1
1CompletedTreatmentHealthy Volunteers1
1CompletedTreatmentHigh Blood Pressure (Hypertension)1
1CompletedTreatmentRaynaud's Phenomenon2
1RecruitingNot AvailableHigh Blood Pressure (Hypertension)1
2CompletedTreatmentAngina, Prinzmetal's1
2CompletedTreatmentCerebral Oxygenation1
2CompletedTreatmentCoronary Artery Disease1
2CompletedTreatmentLung Cancer Non-Small Cell Cancer (NSCLC)1
2CompletedTreatmentRaynaud's Disease1
2CompletedTreatmentRaynaud's Phenomenon Secondary to Connective Tissue Disease1
2CompletedTreatmentSickle Cell Disorders / Thoracic Pain1
2CompletedTreatmentStroke, Acute1
2Not Yet RecruitingTreatmentCardiac Failure / Heart Failure, Unspecified / Reduced Ventricular Ejection Fraction1
2RecruitingTreatmentColic / Functional disorders of the biliary tract1
2RecruitingTreatmentErectile Dysfunction (ED)1
2RecruitingTreatmentIntracerebral Hemorrhage / Stroke, Ischemic1
2RecruitingTreatmentMenopausal Hot Flashes1
2RecruitingTreatmentShock, Hemorrhagic1
2Unknown StatusTreatmentLocally Advanced Non Small-Cell Lung Canger1
2Unknown StatusTreatmentLung Cancers1
2, 3CompletedTreatmentCardiac Catheterizations / Spasms1
2, 3CompletedTreatmentHeart Failure, Unspecified1
2, 3CompletedTreatmentInduction of Labor Affected Fetus / Newborn1
2, 3CompletedTreatmentPain After Stapled Haemorrhoidopexy1
2, 3RecruitingHealth Services ResearchAcute Heart Failure (AHF)1
2, 3TerminatedTreatmentExternal Cephalic Version1
3CompletedPreventionCardiac Catheterisation1
3CompletedTreatmentCardiovascular Disease (CVD) / Coronary Heart Disease (CHD) / Heart Diseases / Myocardial Infarction (MI) / Myocardial Ischemia1
3CompletedTreatmentChronic Anal Fissures1
3CompletedTreatmentFissure in Ano / Pain1
3CompletedTreatmentHeart Failure, Unspecified / High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)1
3CompletedTreatmentHigh Blood Pressure (Hypertension)1
3CompletedTreatmentBone destruction1
3Not Yet RecruitingPreventionInjury of Radial Artery1
3RecruitingPreventionTotal Atherosclerotic Occlusion of Radial Artery / Transradial Catheterization, Radial Artery Occlusion1
3Unknown StatusTreatmentRaynaud's Disease / Raynaud's Disease Secondary to Other Autoimmune Disease / Raynaud's Disease Secondary to Scleroderma1
3Unknown StatusTreatmentStrokes1
4CompletedOtherCardiopulmonary Bypass / Coronary Artery Bypass Graft1
4CompletedSupportive CareManaging Preterm Labor1
4CompletedTreatmentAcute Decompensated Heart Failure (ADHF)1
4CompletedTreatmentAcute Myocardial Infarction (AMI) / Percutaneous Coronary Intervention1
4CompletedTreatmentAngina Pectoris1
4CompletedTreatmentCoronary Slow Flow Phenomenon / ST Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction (STEMI)1
4CompletedTreatmentEndotoxin, Escherichia Coli / Regional Blood Flow / Retina1
4CompletedTreatmentIUD Insertion1
4CompletedTreatmentNormal, or Near Normal Coronary Angiography / Slow Coronary Flow / Stable Angina (SA)1
4CompletedTreatmentPlacenta, Retained1
4Not Yet RecruitingTreatmentST Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction (STEMI)1
4RecruitingHealth Services ResearchCerebral Vasospasm1
4RecruitingPreventionAnginal Pain / Coronary Artery Disease / Radial Artery Spasm1
4RecruitingPreventionContrast Induced Nephropathy (CIN)1
4RecruitingSupportive CareCoronary Artery Disease1
4RecruitingTreatmentCardiovascular Disease (CVD) / Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)1
4RecruitingTreatmentEsophageal Food Bolus Obstruction1
4RecruitingTreatmentPlacenta, Retained1
4RecruitingTreatmentProlonged Second Stage of Labor1
4Unknown StatusTreatmentMicrocirculation / Severe Sepsis1
4Unknown StatusTreatmentStable Angina (SA)1
4WithdrawnTreatmentAnal Fissures1
Not AvailableCompletedBasic ScienceFamilial Hemiplegic Migraine1
Not AvailableCompletedBasic ScienceGlaucoma1
Not AvailableCompletedBasic ScienceRetinal Hypoxia1
Not AvailableCompletedOtherVascular Reaction to Medications1
Not AvailableCompletedPreventionMicrocirculation / Neoplasms, Esophageal1
Not AvailableCompletedTreatmentAnaesthesia therapy / Arterial Hypotension1
Not AvailableCompletedTreatmentBreech Presentation / Complication of Pregnancy1
Not AvailableCompletedTreatmentBreech Presentation / Complications, Pregnancy1
Not AvailableCompletedTreatmentCVA (Cerebrovascular Accident) / Intracerebral Hemorrhage / Intracranial Hemorrhages1
Not AvailableCompletedTreatmentCoronaropathy1
Not AvailableCompletedTreatmentHigh Blood Pressure (Hypertension)1
Not AvailableCompletedTreatmentHypertensive Anal Canal1
Not AvailableCompletedTreatmentMastectomy Flap Necrosis1
Not AvailableCompletedTreatmentMyofascial Trigger Points1
Not AvailableNot Yet RecruitingBasic SciencePsychotic Disorder NOS / Schizophrenic Disorders1
Not AvailableNot Yet RecruitingDiagnosticCoronary Artery Disease1
Not AvailableNot Yet RecruitingDiagnosticMigraine Disorders / Migraine Without Aura / Migraine, Classic1
Not AvailableRecruitingNot AvailableAortic Valve Stenosis / Hypertension,Essential / Impaired Renal Function / Secondary Hypertension1
Not AvailableRecruitingTreatmentAchilles Tendinopathy / Achilles Tendon Pain / Tendinopathy1
Not AvailableTerminatedTreatmentChronic Kidney Disease (CKD)1
Not AvailableUnknown StatusSupportive CareAcidosis, Respiratory / Haemorrhage1


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PatchTransdermal60 mg/1
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Film, extended releaseTransdermal20.8 mg/1
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TabletSublingual.6 mg/1
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LiquidIntravenous5 mg
Spray, meteredSublingual400 ug/1
PatchTransdermal.1 mg/h
PatchTransdermal.2 mg/h
PatchTransdermal.4 mg/h
PatchTransdermal.6 mg/h
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Patch, extended releaseTransdermal.4 mg/h
Patch, extended releaseTransdermal.6 mg/h
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SolutionIntravenous50 mg
OintmentTopical2 %
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Spray, meteredOral400 ug/1
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Aerosol, meteredSublingual400 ug/1
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TabletOral.3 mg/1
TabletOral.4 mg/1
TabletSublingual.4 mg/1
TabletSublingual0.3 mg
TabletSublingual0.6 mg
OintmentRectal4 mg/g
Patch, extended releaseTransdermal0.4 mg
Patch, extended releaseTransdermal100 mg
PatchTransdermal0.2 mg
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Experimental Properties
melting point (°C)13.5 °CPhysProp
boiling point (°C)250 °CPhysProp
water solubility1380 mg/L (at 20 °C)SEIDELL,A (1941)
logP1.62HANSCH,C ET AL. (1995)
logS-2.22ADME Research, USCD
Predicted Properties
Water Solubility0.204 mg/mLALOGPS
pKa (Strongest Basic)-5.6ChemAxon
Physiological Charge0ChemAxon
Hydrogen Acceptor Count9ChemAxon
Hydrogen Donor Count0ChemAxon
Polar Surface Area165.15 Å2ChemAxon
Rotatable Bond Count8ChemAxon
Refractivity40.6 m3·mol-1ChemAxon
Polarizability15.56 Å3ChemAxon
Number of Rings0ChemAxon
Rule of FiveYesChemAxon
Ghose FilterYesChemAxon
Veber's RuleNoChemAxon
MDDR-like RuleNoChemAxon
Predicted ADMET features
Human Intestinal Absorption+0.7613
Blood Brain Barrier+0.9113
Caco-2 permeable-0.5775
P-glycoprotein substrateNon-substrate0.8322
P-glycoprotein inhibitor INon-inhibitor0.671
P-glycoprotein inhibitor IINon-inhibitor0.9005
Renal organic cation transporterNon-inhibitor0.8325
CYP450 2C9 substrateNon-substrate0.8982
CYP450 2D6 substrateNon-substrate0.9022
CYP450 3A4 substrateNon-substrate0.5255
CYP450 1A2 substrateNon-inhibitor0.8022
CYP450 2C9 inhibitorNon-inhibitor0.7789
CYP450 2D6 inhibitorNon-inhibitor0.9106
CYP450 2C19 inhibitorNon-inhibitor0.72
CYP450 3A4 inhibitorNon-inhibitor0.9173
CYP450 inhibitory promiscuityLow CYP Inhibitory Promiscuity0.8638
Ames testAMES toxic0.9107
CarcinogenicityCarcinogens 0.6822
BiodegradationReady biodegradable0.9479
Rat acute toxicity2.9173 LD50, mol/kg Not applicable
hERG inhibition (predictor I)Weak inhibitor0.512
hERG inhibition (predictor II)Non-inhibitor0.9382
ADMET data is predicted using admetSAR, a free tool for evaluating chemical ADMET properties. (23092397)


Mass Spec (NIST)
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SpectrumSpectrum TypeSplash Key
Predicted GC-MS Spectrum - GC-MSPredicted GC-MSNot Available
Predicted MS/MS Spectrum - 10V, Positive (Annotated)Predicted LC-MS/MSNot Available
Predicted MS/MS Spectrum - 20V, Positive (Annotated)Predicted LC-MS/MSNot Available
Predicted MS/MS Spectrum - 40V, Positive (Annotated)Predicted LC-MS/MSNot Available
Predicted MS/MS Spectrum - 10V, Negative (Annotated)Predicted LC-MS/MSNot Available
Predicted MS/MS Spectrum - 20V, Negative (Annotated)Predicted LC-MS/MSNot Available
Predicted MS/MS Spectrum - 40V, Negative (Annotated)Predicted LC-MS/MSNot Available


This compound belongs to the class of organic compounds known as alkyl nitrates. These are organic compounds containing a nitrate that is O-linked to an alkyl group.
Organic compounds
Super Class
Organic oxygen compounds
Organic oxoanionic compounds
Sub Class
Organic nitrates
Direct Parent
Alkyl nitrates
Alternative Parents
Organic nitro compounds / Organic nitric acids and derivatives / Organooxygen compounds / Organic oxides / Organic nitrogen compounds / Hydrocarbon derivatives
Alkyl nitrate / Organic nitro compound / Organic nitric acid or derivatives / Organic 1,3-dipolar compound / Allyl-type 1,3-dipolar organic compound / Organic nitrogen compound / Organic oxide / Hydrocarbon derivative / Organooxygen compound / Aliphatic acyclic compound
Molecular Framework
Aliphatic acyclic compounds
External Descriptors
nitroglycerol (CHEBI:28787) / a small molecule (CPD-143)


Pharmacological action
General Function
Protein kinase activity
Specific Function
Receptor for the atrial natriuretic peptide NPPA/ANP and the brain natriuretic peptide NPPB/BNP which are potent vasoactive hormones playing a key role in cardiovascular homeostasis. Has guanylate ...
Gene Name
Uniprot ID
Uniprot Name
Atrial natriuretic peptide receptor 1
Molecular Weight
118918.11 Da
  1. Madhani M, Scotland RS, MacAllister RJ, Hobbs AJ: Vascular natriuretic peptide receptor-linked particulate guanylate cyclases are modulated by nitric oxide-cyclic GMP signalling. Br J Pharmacol. 2003 Aug;139(7):1289-96. [PubMed:12890708]
  2. Bauersachs J: Aminoethyl nitrate--the novel super nitrate? Br J Pharmacol. 2009 Sep;158(2):507-9. doi: 10.1111/j.1476-5381.2009.00414.x. [PubMed:19732062]


Pharmacological action
General Function
Electron carrier activity
Specific Function
Not Available
Gene Name
Uniprot ID
Uniprot Name
Aldehyde dehydrogenase, mitochondrial
Molecular Weight
56380.93 Da
  1. Badejo AM Jr, Hodnette C, Dhaliwal JS, Casey DB, Pankey E, Murthy SN, Nossaman BD, Hyman AL, Kadowitz PJ: Mitochondrial aldehyde dehydrogenase mediates vasodilator responses of glyceryl trinitrate and sodium nitrite in the pulmonary vascular bed of the rat. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2010 Sep;299(3):H819-26. doi: 10.1152/ajpheart.00959.2009. Epub 2010 Jun 11. [PubMed:20543077]

Drug created on June 13, 2005 07:24 / Updated on January 23, 2018 12:13