Onchidal Clinical data ATC code Identifiers
(1 E,3 E)-5-(2,2-Dimethyl-6-methylenecyclohexyl)-3-formylpenta-1,3-dien-1-yl acetate CAS Number PubChem CID ChemSpider Chemical and physical data Formula C 17 H 24 O 3 Molar mass 276.371 g/mol g·mol −1 3D model ( JSmol)
Onchidal is a naturally occurring neurotoxin produced as a defensive secretion by the mollusc and several other related species in Onchidella binneyi ,a genus of small, air-breathing sea slugs. It acts as an irreversible Onchidella acetylcholinesterase inhibitor, the same mechanism of action as that of the deadly nerve agents, however onchidal is not an organophosphorus or carbamate compound and bears little resemblance to other compounds of this nature.
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^ Abramson SN, Radic Z, Manker D, Faulkner DJ, Taylor P. Onchidal: a naturally occurring irreversible inhibitor of acetylcholinesterase with a novel mechanism of action.
Molecular Pharmacology. 1989 Sep;36(3):349-54. PMID 2779521