Drug General Information
Drug ID
Former ID
Drug Name
Benzenebutanoic acid; Benzenebutyric acid; Phenyl butanoate; Phenyl butyrate; HDInhib_000004; Butanoic acid, phenyl ester; Butyric acid, phenyl ester; FR-2080; Gamma-Phenylbutyric acid; Omega-Phenylbutanoic acid; GAMMA-PHENYL-BUTYRIC ACID; Butyric acid, 4-phenyl-(8CI); 1-Phenylbutyric acid; 2-methyl-1-phenyl-propan-2-amine; 4-PHENYL-BUTANOIC ACID; 4-PHENYLBUTYRIC ACID; 4-Phenylbutanoic acid; 4-phenylbutans; 4-phenylbutyrate
Drug Type
Small molecular drug
Indication Urea cycle disorders [ICD9: 270.6; ICD10:E72.2] Phase 2 [536447], [543164]


CAS Number
CAS 90315-82-5
PubChem Compound ID
PubChem Substance ID
SuperDrug ATC ID
SuperDrug CAS ID
Target and Pathway
Target(s) Sodium channel Target Info Blocker [536447]
Gamma-aminobutyric acid receptor Target Info Agonist [536447]
Histone deacetylase 1 Target Info Inhibitor [536447]
KEGG Pathway Dopaminergic synapsehsa04110:Cell cycle
Notch signaling pathway
Thyroid hormone signaling pathway
Huntington's disease
Amphetamine addiction
Epstein-Barr virus infection
Pathways in cancer
Transcriptional misregulation in cancer
Viral carcinogenesis
MicroRNAs in cancer
Chronic myeloid leukemia
NetPath Pathway TCR Signaling Pathway
PANTHER Pathway Wnt signaling pathway
p53 pathway
Pathway Interaction Database Regulation of nuclear SMAD2/3 signaling
Notch signaling pathway
E2F transcription factor network
Presenilin action in Notch and Wnt signaling
Signaling events mediated by HDAC Class I
Regulation of Telomerase
Glucocorticoid receptor regulatory network
Sumoylation by RanBP2 regulates transcriptional repression
Regulation of Androgen receptor activity
IL3-mediated signaling events
Validated nuclear estrogen receptor alpha network
Retinoic acid receptors-mediated signaling
Hedgehog signaling events mediated by Gli proteins
Regulation of nuclear beta catenin signaling and target gene transcription
Validated targets of C-MYC transcriptional repression
Regulation of retinoblastoma protein
Notch-mediated HES/HEY network
Reactome Interaction between L1 and AnkyrinsR-HSA-1538133:G0 and Early G1
p75NTR negatively regulates cell cycle via SC1
Formation of the beta-catenin:TCF transactivating complex
NOTCH1 Intracellular Domain Regulates Transcription
SMAD2/SMAD3:SMAD4 heterotrimer regulates transcription
Constitutive Signaling by NOTCH1 PEST Domain Mutants
Constitutive Signaling by NOTCH1 HD+PEST Domain Mutants
HDACs deacetylate histones
Deactivation of the beta-catenin transactivating complex
NoRC negatively regulates rRNA expression
RNA Polymerase I Transcription Initiation
Factors involved in megakaryocyte development and platelet production
WikiPathways SIDS Susceptibility Pathways
Notch Signaling Pathway
TGF beta Signaling Pathway
IL-6 signaling pathway
Apoptosis-related network due to altered Notch3 in ovarian cancer
Transcriptional activity of SMAD2/SMAD3:SMAD4 heterotrimer
Notch Signaling Pathway
Retinoblastoma (RB) in Cancer
Neural Crest Differentiation
TWEAK Signaling Pathway
Integrated Breast Cancer Pathway
Signalling by NGF
RNA Polymerase I, RNA Polymerase III, and Mitochondrial Transcription
Mitotic G1-G1/S phases
Factors involved in megakaryocyte development and platelet production
Cell Cycle
Androgen receptor signaling pathway
Ref 536447Emerging disease-modifying therapies for the treatment of motor neuron disease/amyotropic lateral sclerosis. Expert Opin Emerg Drugs. 2007 May;12(2):229-52.
Ref 543164(http://www.guidetopharmacology.org/) Nucleic Acids Res. 2015 Oct 12. pii: gkv1037. The IUPHAR/BPS Guide to PHARMACOLOGY in 2016: towards curated quantitative interactions between 1300 protein targets and 6000 ligands. (Ligand id: 8480).
Ref 536447Emerging disease-modifying therapies for the treatment of motor neuron disease/amyotropic lateral sclerosis. Expert Opin Emerg Drugs. 2007 May;12(2):229-52.

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