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Metabolite IDPAMDB000031
Name: Deoxyguanosine
Description:Deoxyguanosine is a nucleoside consisting of the base guanine and the sugar deoxyribose. It is like guanosine, but with one oxygen atom removed. It is a nucleoside component of DNA. Deoxyguanosine can be converted to 8-hydroxy-deoxyguanosine (8-OHdG) due to hydroxyl radical attack at the C8 of guanine. 8-OHdG is a sensitive marker of the DNA damage This damage, if left unrepaired, has been proposed to contribute to mutagenicity and cancer promotion.
  • 2'-Deoxy-Guanosine
  • 2'-Deoxyguanosine
  • 2-Deoxyguanosine
  • 9-(2-deoxy-b-D-erythro-pentofuranosyl)-Guanine
  • 9-(2-Deoxy-b-D-erythro-pentofuranosyl)guanine
  • 9-(2-Deoxy-b-delta-erythro-pentofuranosyl)-guanine
  • 9-(2-Deoxy-b-delta-erythro-pentofuranosyl)guanine
  • 9-(2-Deoxy-b-δ-erythro-pentofuranosyl)-guanine
  • 9-(2-Deoxy-b-δ-erythro-pentofuranosyl)guanine
  • 9-(2-Deoxy-beta-D-erythro-pentofuranosyl)-Guanine
  • 9-(2-Deoxy-beta-D-erythro-pentofuranosyl)guanine
  • 9-(2-Deoxy-beta-delta-erythro-pentofuranosyl)-Guanine
  • 9-(2-Deoxy-beta-delta-erythro-pentofuranosyl)guanine
  • 9-(2-Deoxy-β-D-erythro-pentofuranosyl)-guanine
  • 9-(2-Deoxy-β-D-erythro-pentofuranosyl)guanine
  • 9-(2-Deoxy-β-δ-erythro-pentofuranosyl)-guanine
  • 9-(2-Deoxy-β-δ-erythro-pentofuranosyl)guanine
  • Deoxyguanosine
  • Desoxyguanosine
  • DGuanosine
  • Guanine deoxy nucleoside
  • Guanine deoxyriboside
Chemical Formula: C10H13N5O4
Average Molecular Weight: 267.2413
Monoisotopic Molecular Weight: 267.096753929
CAS number: 961-07-9
IUPAC Name:2-amino-9-[(2R,4S,5R)-4-hydroxy-5-(hydroxymethyl)oxolan-2-yl]-6,9-dihydro-1H-purin-6-one
Traditional IUPAC Name: 2-deoxyguanosine
Chemical Taxonomy
Taxonomy DescriptionThis compound belongs to the class of organic compounds known as purine 3'-deoxyribonucleosides. These are compounds consisting of a purine linked to a ribose which lacks a hydroxyl group at position 3.
Kingdom Organic compounds
Super ClassNucleosides, nucleotides, and analogues
Class Purine nucleosides
Sub ClassPurine 3'-deoxyribonucleosides
Direct Parent Purine 3'-deoxyribonucleosides
Alternative Parents
  • Purine 3'-deoxyribonucleoside
  • Purine
  • Imidazopyrimidine
  • Hydroxypyrimidine
  • Pyrimidine
  • N-substituted imidazole
  • Heteroaromatic compound
  • Oxolane
  • Imidazole
  • Azole
  • Secondary alcohol
  • Oxacycle
  • Azacycle
  • Organoheterocyclic compound
  • Hydrocarbon derivative
  • Primary alcohol
  • Organooxygen compound
  • Organonitrogen compound
  • Alcohol
  • Aromatic heteropolycyclic compound
Molecular Framework Aromatic heteropolycyclic compounds
External Descriptors
Physical Properties
State: Solid
Melting point: 300 °C
Experimental Properties:
LogP:-1.30 [BALZARINI,JM ET AL. (1989)]PhysProp
Predicted Properties
Water Solubility11.5 mg/mLALOGPS
pKa (Strongest Acidic)10.16ChemAxon
pKa (Strongest Basic)1.83ChemAxon
Physiological Charge0ChemAxon
Hydrogen Acceptor Count7ChemAxon
Hydrogen Donor Count4ChemAxon
Polar Surface Area134.99 Å2ChemAxon
Rotatable Bond Count2ChemAxon
Refractivity63.11 m3·mol-1ChemAxon
Polarizability25.22 Å3ChemAxon
Number of Rings3ChemAxon
Rule of FiveYesChemAxon
Ghose FilterYesChemAxon
Veber's RuleYesChemAxon
MDDR-like RuleYesChemAxon
Biological Properties
Cellular Locations: Cytoplasm
Spectrum TypeDescriptionSplash Key
GC-MSGC-MS Spectrum - GC-EI-TOF (Pegasus III TOF-MS system, Leco; GC 6890, Agilent Technologies)splash10-001j-0891000000-3d776d25cb03b01b9339View in MoNA
GC-MSGC-MS Spectrum - GC-MS (4 TMS)splash10-0f8a-2960000000-dfb317b7b1eb025d909eView in MoNA
GC-MSGC-MS Spectrum - GC-MS (5 TMS)splash10-0udi-2913000000-1b2f5de9c93a151947ecView in MoNA
GC-MSGC-MS Spectrum - GC-MSNot Available
LC-MS/MSLC-MS/MS Spectrum - Quattro_QQQ 10V, Positive (Annotated)splash10-0udi-0900000000-1ff2faf768c32875ae94View in MoNA
LC-MS/MSLC-MS/MS Spectrum - Quattro_QQQ 25V, Positive (Annotated)splash10-0udi-0900000000-6ecd3556539c87465829View in MoNA
LC-MS/MSLC-MS/MS Spectrum - Quattro_QQQ 40V, Positive (Annotated)splash10-0f89-2900000000-3c7a46a8b1ebc3478b0eView in MoNA
LC-MS/MSLC-MS/MS Spectrum - LC-ESI-QQ (API3000, Applied Biosystems) 10V, Negativesplash10-014i-0090000000-d7b5f1fd49de4c188c2bView in MoNA
LC-MS/MSLC-MS/MS Spectrum - LC-ESI-QQ (API3000, Applied Biosystems) 20V, Negativesplash10-066r-1290000000-f1789943f3a3aa93bf11View in MoNA
LC-MS/MSLC-MS/MS Spectrum - LC-ESI-QQ (API3000, Applied Biosystems) 30V, Negativesplash10-0pb9-1960000000-cae86b9369b467a619acView in MoNA
LC-MS/MSLC-MS/MS Spectrum - LC-ESI-QQ (API3000, Applied Biosystems) 40V, Negativesplash10-0a4i-2930000000-59733590e9e1f1f9e3abView in MoNA
LC-MS/MSLC-MS/MS Spectrum - LC-ESI-QQ (API3000, Applied Biosystems) 50V, Negativesplash10-0a59-3900000000-63f2d871818a0f9ea2c4View in MoNA
LC-MS/MSLC-MS/MS Spectrum - LC-ESI-QQ (API3000, Applied Biosystems) 10V, Positivesplash10-0udi-0490000000-a0d35f9580527e157997View in MoNA
LC-MS/MSLC-MS/MS Spectrum - LC-ESI-QQ (API3000, Applied Biosystems) 20V, Positivesplash10-0udi-0940000000-501ccdb19ac1399ea47dView in MoNA
LC-MS/MSLC-MS/MS Spectrum - LC-ESI-QQ (API3000, Applied Biosystems) 30V, Positivesplash10-0pb9-2900000000-3c8141b790d1e751030cView in MoNA
LC-MS/MSLC-MS/MS Spectrum - LC-ESI-QQ (API3000, Applied Biosystems) 40V, Positivesplash10-0k96-6900000000-218b8cf773fa785dd6fcView in MoNA
LC-MS/MSLC-MS/MS Spectrum - LC-ESI-QQ (API3000, Applied Biosystems) 50V, Positivesplash10-0006-9700000000-16fac3cb96899ba7c58cView in MoNA
LC-MS/MSLC-MS/MS Spectrum - LC-ESI-IT (LC/MSD Trap XCT, Agilent Technologies) , Positivesplash10-0udi-0900000000-c020044f3d53ad944e38View in MoNA
LC-MS/MSLC-MS/MS Spectrum - LC-ESI-IT (LC/MSD Trap XCT, Agilent Technologies) , Positivesplash10-0udi-0900000000-09d1a1821d4e622a1f9aView in MoNA
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 10V, PositiveNot Available
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 20V, PositiveNot Available
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 40V, PositiveNot Available
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 10V, NegativeNot Available
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 20V, NegativeNot Available
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 40V, NegativeNot Available
1D NMR1H NMR SpectrumNot Available
1D NMR1H NMR SpectrumNot Available
2D NMR[1H,1H] 2D NMR SpectrumNot Available
2D NMR[1H,13C] 2D NMR SpectrumNot Available
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Synthesis Reference: Noguchi, Toshitada; Hamamoto, Tomoki; Okuyama, Kiyoshi; Shibuya, Susumu. Process for producing 2'-deoxyguanosine. PCT Int. Appl. (2003), 31 pp.
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Pubchem Compound ID187790
Kegg IDC00330
ChemSpider ID163230
Ligand ExpoGNG


General function:
Involved in acid phosphatase activity
Specific function:
Dephosphorylates several organic phosphomonoesters and catalyzes the transfer of low-energy phosphate groups from phosphomonoesters to hydroxyl groups of various organic compounds. Preferentially acts on aryl phosphoesters. Might function as a broad-spectrum dephosphorylating enzyme able to scavenge both 3'- and 5'-nucleotides and also additional organic phosphomonoesters
Gene Name:
Locus Tag:
Molecular weight:
38 kDa
A phosphate monoester + H(2)O = an alcohol + phosphate.
General function:
Involved in hydrolase activity
Specific function:
Nucleotidase with a broad substrate specificity as it can dephosphorylate various ribo- and deoxyribonucleoside 5'- monophosphates and ribonucleoside 3'-monophosphates with highest affinity to 3'-AMP. Also hydrolyzes polyphosphate (exopolyphosphatase activity) with the preference for short-chain- length substrates (P20-25). Might be involved in the regulation of dNTP and NTP pools, and in the turnover of 3'-mononucleotides produced by numerous intracellular RNases (T1, T2, and F) during the degradation of various RNAs. Also plays a significant physiological role in stress-response and is required for the survival of Pseudomonas aeruginosa in stationary growth phase
Gene Name:
Locus Tag:
Molecular weight:
26.4 kDa
A 5'-ribonucleotide + H(2)O = a ribonucleoside + phosphate.
A 3'-ribonucleotide + H(2)O = a ribonucleoside + phosphate.
(Polyphosphate)(n) + H(2)O = (polyphosphate)(n-1) + phosphate.
General function:
Involved in magnesium ion binding
Specific function:
dGTPase preferentially hydrolyzes dGTP over the other canonical NTPs
Gene Name:
Locus Tag:
Molecular weight:
56.7 kDa
dGTP + H(2)O = deoxyguanosine + triphosphate.