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Active ingredient: Telmisartan - Chemisty and Biological Activity

Chemisty and Biological Activity

Chemical Formula


Chemical Name

2-[4-[[4-methyl-6-(1-methylbenzoimidazol-2-yl)-2-propyl-benzoimidazol-1- yl]methyl]phenyl]benzoic acid

Chemical Structure

Molecular Weight

514.617 g/mol

Physical State


Melting Point


Water Solubility

Practically insoluble

Isoelectric Point

Not Available

Organisms Affected

Humans and other mammals

Phase 1 Metabolising Enzyme (1-st Step of Metabolism)

Not Available

Primary Drug Target
NameType-1 angiotensin II Receptor (AT1)
Gene NameAGTR1
SynonymsType-1 angiotensin II receptor; AT1; AT1AR
Specific FunctionReceptor for angiotensin II. Mediates its action by association with G proteins that activate a phosphatidylinositol- calcium second messenger system

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