Cobamamide

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - View original article

Cobamamide
Cobamamide.svg
Cobamamide 3D sticks.png
Systematic (IUPAC) name
Coα-[α-(5,6-dimethylbenzimidazolyl)]-Coβ-
(5'-deoxy-5'-adenosyl)cobamide
Clinical data
AHFS/Drugs.comInternational Drug Names
Legal statusOTC (US)
Identifiers
CAS number13870-90-1 YesY
ATC codeB03BA04
PubChemCID 5459907
ChemSpider16736117 YesY
KEGGD00042 YesY
ChEBICHEBI:18408 N
Chemical data
FormulaC72H100CoN18O17P 
Mol. mass1579.58 g/mol
 N (what is this?)  (verify)
 
Jump to: navigation, search
Cobamamide
Cobamamide.svg
Cobamamide 3D sticks.png
Systematic (IUPAC) name
Coα-[α-(5,6-dimethylbenzimidazolyl)]-Coβ-
(5'-deoxy-5'-adenosyl)cobamide
Clinical data
AHFS/Drugs.comInternational Drug Names
Legal statusOTC (US)
Identifiers
CAS number13870-90-1 YesY
ATC codeB03BA04
PubChemCID 5459907
ChemSpider16736117 YesY
KEGGD00042 YesY
ChEBICHEBI:18408 N
Chemical data
FormulaC72H100CoN18O17P 
Mol. mass1579.58 g/mol
 N (what is this?)  (verify)

Cobamamide (AdoCbl), which is also known as adenosylcobalamin and dibencozide, is, along with methylcobalamin (MeCbl), one of the active forms of vitamin B12. As a nutritional supplement, it is available in tabletted form, but, (unlike cyanocobalamin, methylcobalamin, and hydroxocobalamin), it is not available in injectable form.

An enzyme that uses adenosylcobalamin as a cofactor is methylmalonyl-CoA mutase (MCM).

See also[edit]

External links[edit]