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Compound Summary for: CID 6603320

Emetine

Also known as: Emetine hydrochloride, ST51014995, NSC-33669, NSC33669, Emetine monohydrochloride, SureCN636599, AC1O7FP4, Cephaeline methyl ether HCl
Molecular Formula: C29H41ClN2O4   Molecular Weight: 517.09984   InChIKey: HUEYSSLYFJVUIS-MRFSYGAJSA-N
The principal alkaloid of ipecac, from the ground roots of Uragoga (or Cephaelis) ipecacuanha or U. acuminata, of the Rubiaceae. It is used as an amebicide in many different preparations and may cause serious cardiac, hepatic, or renal damage and violent diarrhea and vomiting. Emetine inhibits protein synthesis in EUKARYOTIC CELLS but not PROKARYOTIC CELLS.   From: MeSH
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