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Glatiramer acetate

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  • Iupac: acetic acid;(2S)-2-amino-3-(4-hydroxyphenyl)propanoic acid;(2S)-2-aminopentanedioic acid;(2S)-2-aminopropanoic acid;(2S)-2,6-diaminohexanoic acid
  • Smiles: CC(C(=O)O)N.CC(=O)O.C1=CC(=CC=C1CC(C(=O)O)N)O.C(CCN)CC(C(=O)O)N.C(CC(=O)O)C(C(=O)O)N
  • Aliases: Copaxone; Copolymer 1; Copolymer-1
  • Cas Number: 147245-92-9
  • Molecular Weight: 623.657
  • Molecular Formula: C25H45N5O13


Glatiramer acetate is an immunomodulator drug currently used to treat multiple sclerosis. It is a random polymer of four amino acids found in myelin basic protein, namely L-glutamic acid, L-lysine, L-alanine, and L-tyrosine.