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Creation Date2016-07-13 19:41:03 UTC
Update Date2016-09-23 18:44:32 UTC
LmdbLMDB00040
Secondary Accession NumbersNone
Metabolite Identification
Common NameCitric acid
DescriptionCitric acid (citrate) is a weak acid that is formed in the tricarboxylic acid cycle or that may be introduced with diet. The evaluation of plasma citric acid is scarcely used in the diagnosis of animal diseases. On the contrary urinary citrate excretion is a common tool in the differential diagnosis of kidney stones, renal tubular acidosis and it plays also a role in bone diseases. The importance of hypocitraturia should be considered with regard to bone mass, urine crystallization and urolithiasis. (PMID 12957820 ) The secretory epithelial cells of the prostate gland of animals and other animals posses a unique citrate-related metabolic pathway regulated by testosterone and prolactin. This specialized hormone-regulated metabolic activity is responsible for the major prostate function of the production and secretion of extraordinarily high levels of citrate. The key regulatory enzymes directly associated with citrate production in the prostate cells are mitochondrial aspartate aminotransferase, pyruvate dehydrogenase, and mitochondrial aconitase. testosterone and prolactin are involved in the regulation of the corresponding genes associated with these enzymes. The regulatory regions of these genes contain the necessary response elements that confer the ability of both hormones to control gene transcription. Protein kinase c (PKC) is the signaling pathway for the prolactin regulation of the metabolic genes in prostate cells. testosterone and prolactin regulation of these metabolic genes (which are constitutively expressed in all mammalian cells) is specific for these citrate-producing cells. (PMID 12198595 ) Citric acid is found in citrus fruits, most concentrated in lemons and limes, where it can comprise as much as 8% of the dry weight of the fruit. Citric acid is a natural preservative and is also used to add an acidic (sour) taste to foods and soft drinks. The salts of citric acid (citrates) can be used as anticoagulants due to their calcium chelating ability. Intolerance to citric acid in the diet is known to exist. Little information is available as the condition appears to be rare, but like other types of food intolerance it is often described as a "pseudo-allergic" reaction.
Structure
Thumb
Synonyms
ValueSource
2-Hydroxy-1,2,3-propanetricarboxylic acidChEBI
2-Hydroxytricarballylic acidChEBI
3-Carboxy-3-hydroxypentane-1,5-dioic acidChEBI
CitronensaeureChEBI
e330ChEBI
H3CitChEBI
Anhydrous citric acidKegg
Citric acid anhydrousKegg
2-Hydroxy-1,2,3-propanetricarboxylateGenerator
2-HydroxytricarballylateGenerator
3-Carboxy-3-hydroxypentane-1,5-dioateGenerator
Anhydrous citrateGenerator
Citrate anhydrousGenerator
CitrateGenerator
AcilettenHMDB
beta-HydroxytricarballylateHMDB
beta-Hydroxytricarballylic acidHMDB
ChemfillHMDB
CitracleanHMDB
CitrettenHMDB
CitroHMDB
e 330HMDB
Hydrocerol aHMDB
Kyselina citronovaHMDB
Suby gHMDB
Uro-trainerHMDB
Acid monohydrate, citricHMDB
Monohydrate, citric acidHMDB
Citric acid, anhydrousHMDB
Citric acid monohydrateHMDB
Uralyt uHMDB
Chemical FormulaC6H8O7
Average Molecular Weight192.1235
Monoisotopic Molecular Weight192.02700261
IUPAC Name2-hydroxypropane-1,2,3-tricarboxylic acid
Traditional Namecitric acid
CAS Registry Number77-92-9
SMILES
OC(=O)CC(O)(CC(O)=O)C(O)=O
InChI Identifier
InChI=1S/C6H8O7/c7-3(8)1-6(13,5(11)12)2-4(9)10/h13H,1-2H2,(H,7,8)(H,9,10)(H,11,12)
InChI KeyKRKNYBCHXYNGOX-UHFFFAOYSA-N
Chemical Taxonomy
Description belongs to the class of organic compounds known as tricarboxylic acids and derivatives. These are carboxylic acids containing exactly three carboxyl groups.
KingdomOrganic compounds
Super ClassOrganic acids and derivatives
ClassCarboxylic acids and derivatives
Sub ClassTricarboxylic acids and derivatives
Direct ParentTricarboxylic acids and derivatives
Alternative Parents
Substituents
  • Tricarboxylic acid or derivatives
  • Hydroxy acid
  • Alpha-hydroxy acid
  • Tertiary alcohol
  • Carboxylic acid
  • Organic oxygen compound
  • Organic oxide
  • Hydrocarbon derivative
  • Organooxygen compound
  • Carbonyl group
  • Alcohol
  • Aliphatic acyclic compound
Molecular FrameworkAliphatic acyclic compounds
External Descriptors
Ontology
StatusDetected and Quantified
OriginNot Available
BiofunctionNot Available
ApplicationNot Available
Cellular locationsNot Available
Physical Properties
StateNot Available
Experimental Properties
PropertyValueReference
Melting PointNot AvailableNot Available
Boiling PointNot AvailableNot Available
Water SolubilityNot AvailableNot Available
LogPNot AvailableNot Available
Predicted Properties
PropertyValueSource
logP-1.3ALOGPS
logP-1.3ChemAxon
logS-0.26ALOGPS
pKa (Strongest Acidic)3.05ChemAxon
pKa (Strongest Basic)-4.2ChemAxon
Physiological Charge-3ChemAxon
Hydrogen Acceptor Count7ChemAxon
Hydrogen Donor Count4ChemAxon
Polar Surface Area132.13 ŲChemAxon
Rotatable Bond Count5ChemAxon
Refractivity35.62 m³·mol⁻¹ChemAxon
Polarizability15.54 ųChemAxon
Number of Rings0ChemAxon
Bioavailability1ChemAxon
Rule of FiveYesChemAxon
Ghose FilterYesChemAxon
Veber's RuleYesChemAxon
MDDR-like RuleYesChemAxon
Spectra
Spectra
Spectrum TypeDescriptionSplash Key
GC-MSGC-MS Spectrum - GC-EI-TOF (Pegasus III TOF-MS system, Leco; GC 6890, Agilent Technologies) (4 TMS)splash10-0002-0941000000-c310fda0e6a19bf6ae40View in MoNA
GC-MSGC-MS Spectrum - GC-EI-TOF (Pegasus III TOF-MS system, Leco; GC 6890, Agilent Technologies) (4 TMS)splash10-0002-0941000000-f1dfda3e9abc7cfb6b2aView in MoNA
GC-MSGC-MS Spectrum - GC-EI-TOF (Pegasus III TOF-MS system, Leco; GC 6890, Agilent Technologies) (4 TMS)splash10-006t-0952000000-ba3a1a80815f65afd05cView in MoNA
GC-MSGC-MS Spectrum - GC-EI-TOF (Pegasus III TOF-MS system, Leco; GC 6890, Agilent Technologies) (Non-derivatized)splash10-0002-0951000000-48857e9baebe16d9fc8dView in MoNA
GC-MSGC-MS Spectrum - GC-EI-TOF (Pegasus III TOF-MS system, Leco; GC 6890, Agilent Technologies) (4 TMS)splash10-00di-9531000000-b6fd7d038634694f0873View in MoNA
GC-MSGC-MS Spectrum - GC-MS (4 TMS)splash10-00di-0593000000-b193bbba8c0cefdfe42aView in MoNA
GC-MSGC-MS Spectrum - GC-EI-TOF (Non-derivatized)splash10-0002-0941000000-c310fda0e6a19bf6ae40View in MoNA
GC-MSGC-MS Spectrum - GC-EI-TOF (Non-derivatized)splash10-0002-0941000000-f1dfda3e9abc7cfb6b2aView in MoNA
GC-MSGC-MS Spectrum - GC-EI-TOF (Non-derivatized)splash10-006t-0952000000-ba3a1a80815f65afd05cView in MoNA
GC-MSGC-MS Spectrum - GC-EI-TOF (Non-derivatized)splash10-0002-0951000000-48857e9baebe16d9fc8dView in MoNA
GC-MSGC-MS Spectrum - GC-EI-TOF (Non-derivatized)splash10-00di-9531000000-b6fd7d038634694f0873View in MoNA
GC-MSGC-MS Spectrum - GC-MS (Non-derivatized)splash10-00di-0593000000-b193bbba8c0cefdfe42aView in MoNA
GC-MSGC-MS Spectrum - GC-EI-TOF (Non-derivatized)splash10-0002-0941000000-573230e47a4efb1e36a5View in MoNA
Predicted GC-MSPredicted GC-MS Spectrum - GC-MS (Non-derivatized) - 70eV, Positivesplash10-002k-6900000000-d1a61a52f6efdec3101aView in MoNA
Predicted GC-MSPredicted GC-MS Spectrum - GC-MS (4 TMS) - 70eV, Positivesplash10-02ib-6019300000-6d5ebea10441c6d4149aView in MoNA
LC-MS/MSLC-MS/MS Spectrum - Quattro_QQQ 10V, Negative (Annotated)splash10-03di-2900000000-956001b034bbc0b7da96View in MoNA
LC-MS/MSLC-MS/MS Spectrum - Quattro_QQQ 25V, Negative (Annotated)splash10-000l-9100000000-55e34e2c1616942fd4f2View in MoNA
LC-MS/MSLC-MS/MS Spectrum - Quattro_QQQ 40V, Negative (Annotated)splash10-000f-9000000000-7b8be3e90a4daf85f04aView in MoNA
LC-MS/MSLC-MS/MS Spectrum - LC-ESI-ITFT (LTQ Orbitrap XL, Thermo Scientfic) , Negativesplash10-0006-0911200000-af80d22f720facc4813aView in MoNA
LC-MS/MSLC-MS/MS Spectrum - LC-ESI-ITFT (LTQ Orbitrap XL, Thermo Scientfic) , Negativesplash10-014i-9000000000-6f4fedbb19821898fb22View in MoNA
LC-MS/MSLC-MS/MS Spectrum - LC-ESI-ITFT (LTQ Orbitrap XL, Thermo Scientfic) , Negativesplash10-03di-0900000000-8eff68ab89f7ce2262beView in MoNA
LC-MS/MSLC-MS/MS Spectrum - LC-ESI-ITFT (LTQ Orbitrap XL, Thermo Scientfic) , Negativesplash10-0fsi-0019300000-b370c4c3dd656c8eb729View in MoNA
LC-MS/MSLC-MS/MS Spectrum - LC-ESI-ITFT (LTQ Orbitrap XL, Thermo Scientfic) , Negativesplash10-0006-0912100000-05e8ceb6dd97f7b9af98View in MoNA
LC-MS/MSLC-MS/MS Spectrum - LC-ESI-ITFT (LTQ Orbitrap XL, Thermo Scientfic) , Negativesplash10-014i-9000000000-e4b67745443c48a63bd6View in MoNA
LC-MS/MSLC-MS/MS Spectrum - LC-ESI-ITFT (LTQ Orbitrap XL, Thermo Scientfic) , Negativesplash10-03di-0900000000-92536abec982e0a653a0View in MoNA
LC-MS/MSLC-MS/MS Spectrum - LC-ESI-ITFT (LTQ Orbitrap XL, Thermo Scientfic) , Negativesplash10-03di-0190000000-35772df08490f451d828View in MoNA
LC-MS/MSLC-MS/MS Spectrum - LC-ESI-QQ (API3000, Applied Biosystems) 10V, Negativesplash10-0006-0900000000-35856cc258368d13e1ffView in MoNA
LC-MS/MSLC-MS/MS Spectrum - LC-ESI-QQ (API3000, Applied Biosystems) 20V, Negativesplash10-03di-3900000000-7170fdcb9749e6d6c2fbView in MoNA
LC-MS/MSLC-MS/MS Spectrum - LC-ESI-QQ (API3000, Applied Biosystems) 30V, Negativesplash10-01p9-9500000000-9a502981b0a9e1ea35adView in MoNA
LC-MS/MSLC-MS/MS Spectrum - LC-ESI-QQ (API3000, Applied Biosystems) 40V, Negativesplash10-000i-9100000000-ed0c86b90e1f4966d025View in MoNA
LC-MS/MSLC-MS/MS Spectrum - LC-ESI-QQ (API3000, Applied Biosystems) 50V, Negativesplash10-0a4r-9000000000-b8a975c2d639d8c91afbView in MoNA
LC-MS/MSLC-MS/MS Spectrum - LC-ESI-QTOF (UPLC Q-Tof Premier, Waters) , Negativesplash10-03di-2900000000-30970a4250098e148658View in MoNA
LC-MS/MSLC-MS/MS Spectrum - LC-ESI-QQ , negativesplash10-0006-0900000000-a587dddf188152c5d7b0View in MoNA
LC-MS/MSLC-MS/MS Spectrum - LC-ESI-QQ , negativesplash10-03di-3900000000-7170fdcb9749e6d6c2fbView in MoNA
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 10V, Positivesplash10-0037-0900000000-06dccacb53e75edc8b8dView in MoNA
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 20V, Positivesplash10-02cu-5900000000-bfea9d561968b2670b13View in MoNA
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 40V, Positivesplash10-002r-7900000000-b1d32e4661447b09a017View in MoNA
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 10V, Negativesplash10-0005-1900000000-d074598ec2180f8b600cView in MoNA
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 20V, Negativesplash10-0k92-3900000000-9917f196271a495d3d1eView in MoNA
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 40V, Negativesplash10-0pb9-9600000000-513b016c7c951d1e0b12View in MoNA
MSMass Spectrum (Electron Ionization)splash10-002f-9400000000-fb757b614278bb898b54View in MoNA
1D NMR1H NMR SpectrumNot AvailableView in JSpectraViewer
1D NMR13C NMR SpectrumNot AvailableView in JSpectraViewer
1D NMR1H NMR SpectrumNot AvailableView in JSpectraViewer
1D NMR13C NMR SpectrumNot AvailableView in JSpectraViewer
1D NMR1H NMR SpectrumNot AvailableView in JSpectraViewer
1D NMR1H NMR SpectrumNot AvailableView in JSpectraViewer
1D NMR1H NMR SpectrumNot AvailableView in JSpectraViewer
1D NMR13C NMR SpectrumNot AvailableView in JSpectraViewer
2D NMR[1H,1H] 2D NMR SpectrumNot AvailableView in JSpectraViewer
2D NMR[1H,13C] 2D NMR SpectrumNot AvailableView in JSpectraViewer
Biological Properties
Cellular LocationsNot Available
Biofluid Locations and Tissue Locations
  • Feces
  • Kidney perfusate
  • Milk
  • Plasma
  • Serum
  • Synovial Fluid
  • Urine
Concentrations
BiofluidStatusValueConditionSpeciesReferenceDetails
FecesDetected but not QuantifiedNot ApplicableNot AvailableOvine details
Kidney perfusateDetected but not QuantifiedNot ApplicableNot AvailablePorcine details
MilkDetected but not QuantifiedNot ApplicableNot AvailableBovine details
MilkDetected but not QuantifiedNot ApplicableNot AvailableBovine details
MilkDetected but not QuantifiedNot ApplicableNot AvailableBovine details
MilkDetected and Quantified1620 +/- 50 mg/kgNot AvailableBovine details
MilkDetected and Quantified1730 +/- 90 mg/kgNot AvailableBovine details
MilkDetected and Quantified1750 +/- 50 mg/kgNot AvailableBovine details
MilkDetected and Quantified1790 +/- 30 mg/kgNot AvailableBovine details
MilkDetected and Quantified1860 +/- 30 mg/kgNot AvailableBovine details
MilkDetected but not QuantifiedNot ApplicableNot AvailableBovine details
MilkDetected and Quantified3692-7435 uMNot AvailableBovine details
MilkDetected but not QuantifiedNot ApplicableNot AvailableBovine
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MilkDetected and Quantified3026-9854 uMNot AvailableBovine details
PlasmaDetected but not QuantifiedNot ApplicableNot AvailablePorcine details
PlasmaDetected but not QuantifiedNot ApplicableNot AvailableBovine details
PlasmaDetected but not QuantifiedNot ApplicableNot AvailablePorcine details
PlasmaDetected but not QuantifiedNot ApplicableNot AvailableOvine details
PlasmaDetected but not QuantifiedNot ApplicableNot AvailableBovine details
PlasmaDetected but not QuantifiedNot ApplicableNot AvailableEquine details
PlasmaDetected but not QuantifiedNot ApplicableNot AvailableEquine
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SerumDetected but not QuantifiedNot ApplicableNot AvailablePorcine details
SerumDetected but not QuantifiedNot ApplicableNot AvailablePorcine details
SerumDetected but not QuantifiedNot ApplicableNot AvailablePorcine details
SerumDetected but not QuantifiedNot ApplicableNot AvailablePorcine details
SerumDetected but not QuantifiedNot ApplicableNot AvailableBovine details
SerumDetected but not QuantifiedNot ApplicableNot AvailableBovine details
SerumDetected but not QuantifiedNot ApplicableNot AvailableBovine details
SerumDetected but not QuantifiedNot ApplicableNot AvailableBovine details
SerumDetected but not QuantifiedNot ApplicableNot AvailablePorcine details
SerumDetected but not QuantifiedNot ApplicableNot AvailableOvine details
SerumDetected but not QuantifiedNot ApplicableNot AvailableOvine details
SerumDetected but not QuantifiedNot ApplicableNot AvailablePorcine details
Synovial FluidDetected but not QuantifiedNot ApplicableNot AvailableOvine details
UrineDetected but not QuantifiedNot ApplicableNot AvailablePorcine details
UrineDetected but not QuantifiedNot ApplicableNot AvailablePorcine details
UrineDetected but not QuantifiedNot ApplicableNot AvailablePorcine details
UrineDetected but not QuantifiedNot ApplicableNot AvailablePorcine details
UrineDetected but not QuantifiedNot ApplicableNot AvailableOvine details
UrineDetected but not QuantifiedNot ApplicableNot AvailableOvine details
UrineDetected and Quantified428 umol/mmol creatinineNot AvailablePorcine details
UrineDetected and Quantified887 umol/mmol creatinineNot AvailablePorcine details
UrineDetected but not QuantifiedNot ApplicableNot AvailableEquine
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DrugBank IDDB04272
HMDB IDHMDB0000094
FooDB IDFDB030735
Phenol Explorer IDNot Available
KNApSAcK IDC00007619
BiGG ID34080
BioCyc IDCIT
METLIN ID124
PDB IDCIT
Wikipedia LinkCitric_Acid
Chemspider ID305
ChEBI ID30769
PubChem Compound ID311
Kegg Compound IDC00158
YMDB IDNot Available
ECMDB IDE
References
Synthesis ReferenceNot Available
Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS)Not Available
General References
  1. Caudarella R, Vescini F, Buffa A, Stefoni S: Citrate and mineral metabolism: kidney stones and bone disease. Front Biosci. 2003 Sep 1;8:s1084-106. [12957820 ]
  2. Costello LC, Franklin RB: Testosterone and prolactin regulation of metabolic genes and citrate metabolism of prostate epithelial cells. Horm Metab Res. 2002 Aug;34(8):417-24. [12198595 ]