Linaclotide

CAS 851199-60-5

General Information

Linaclotide is an orally administered, peptide agonist of guanylate cyclase 2C for the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome with constipation and chronic constipation with no known cause. Chemically, it is a heterodetic cyclic peptide and consists of fourteen amino acids. The protein sequence is as follows: Cys Cys Glu Tyr Cys Cys Asn Pro Ala Cys Thr Gly Cys Tyr. There are three disulfide bonds which are located between Cys1 and Cys6; between Cys2 and Cys10; and between Cys5 and Cys13.

About the API

Systematic name L-Tyrosine, L-cysteinyl-L-cysteinyl-L-alpha-glutamyl-L-tyrosyl-L-cysteinyl-L-cysteinyl-L-asparaginyl-L-prolyl-L-alanyl-L-cysteinyl-L-threonylglycyl-L-cysteinyl-, cyclic (1->6),(2->10),(5->13)-tris(disulfide)
Molecular Formula C61-H83-N15-O23-S6
Therapeutic category Gastroenterology
Available formulations Oral Solid
Regulations US DMF Flag US DMF