Letters in Drug Design & Discovery

G. Perry
University of Texas
San Antonio, TX
USA
Email: lddd@benthamscience.org

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First Inhibitors of the Steroidogenic Enzyme Type 7 17β-Hydroxysteroid Dehydrogenase

Author(s): E. Bellavance, V. Luu-The, D. Poirier.

Abstract:

We present the SAR study that led us to identification of the first inhibitors of type 7 17β- hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase (17β-HSD). The conversion of E1 into E2 is reduced by nearly 90 % by 17β-(Nalkylformamido)- 4-methyl-4-aza-5α-androstan-3-one compounds bearing a side chain containing 7 to 10 carbon atoms when tested at 0.3 μM.

Keywords: enzyme, hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase, 4-aza-steroids, sar, inhibitors, steroidogenesis

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Article Details

VOLUME: 1
ISSUE: 3
Year: 2004
Page: [194 - 197]
Pages: 4
DOI: 10.2174/1570180043398867
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