Open Access Articles- Top Results for Etiocholanolone


Skeletal formula of etiocholanolone
Ball-and-stick model of the etiocholanolone molecule
Systematic (IUPAC) name
Clinical data
53-42-9 7pxY
PubChem CID 5880
DrugBank DB02854 7pxN
UNII 97CGB1M48I 7pxN
ChEBI CHEBI:28195 7pxN


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Synonyms Aetiocholanolone
Chemical data
Formula C19H30O2
290.445 g/mol
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Etiocholanolone (3α-hydroxy-5β-androstan-17-one) is an endogenous 17-ketosteroid that is produced from the metabolism of testosterone. It causes fever, immunostimulation, and leukocytosis, and is used to evaluate adrenal cortex function, bone marrow performance, and in neoplastic disease to stimulate the immune system. Etiocholanolone is also known to be an inhibitory androstane neurosteroid,[1] acting as a positive allosteric modulator of the GABAA receptor,[2] and possesses anticonvulsant effects.[3] The unnatural enantiomer of etiocholanolone is more potent as a positive allosteric modulator of GABAA receptors and as an anticonvulsant than the natural form.[4]

See also


  1. ^ Reddy DS (2010). "Neurosteroids: endogenous role in the human brain and therapeutic potentials". Prog. Brain Res. 186: 113–37. PMC 3139029. PMID 21094889. doi:10.1016/B978-0-444-53630-3.00008-7. 
  2. ^ Li P, Bracamontes J, Katona BW, Covey DF, Steinbach JH, Akk G (June 2007). "Natural and enantiomeric etiocholanolone interact with distinct sites on the rat alpha1beta2gamma2L GABAA receptor". Mol. Pharmacol. 71 (6): 1582–90. PMID 17341652. doi:10.1124/mol.106.033407. 
  3. ^ Kaminski RM, Marini H, Kim WJ, Rogawski MA (June 2005). "Anticonvulsant activity of androsterone and etiocholanolone". Epilepsia 46 (6): 819–27. PMC 1181535. PMID 15946323. doi:10.1111/j.1528-1167.2005.00705.x. 
  4. ^ Zolkowska D, Dhir A, Krishnan K, Covey DF, Rogawski MA (September 2014). "Anticonvulsant potencies of the enantiomers of the neurosteroids androsterone and etiocholanolone exceed those of the natural forms". Psychopharmacology (Berl) 231 (17): 3325–32. PMC 4134984. PMID 24705905. doi:10.1007/s00213-014-3546-x. 

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