Cat. No. 3293
Alternative Name: MK 906
Chemical Name: (5α,17β)-N-(1,1-Dimethylethyl)-3-oxo-
Biological ActivityAntiandrogen that inhibits type II 5α reductase (IC50 = 65 nM). Suppresses the conversion of testosterone to dihydrotestosterone. Reduces prostatic dihydrotestosterone levels and prostate size in vivo. Orally active.
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Mukai et al (2008) Studies on neurosteroids XXV. Influence of a 5α-reductase inhibitor, finasteride, on rat brain neurosteroid levels and metabolism. Biol.Pharm.Bull. 31 1646. PMID: 18758053.
Gao et al (2004) Comparison of the pharmacological effects of a novel selective androgen receptor modulator, the 5α-reductase inhibitor finasteride, and the antiandrogen hydroxyflutamide in intact rats: new approach for benign prostate hyperplasia. Endocrinology 145 5420. PMID: 15308613.
Thigpen and Russell (1992) Four-amino acid segment in steroid 5α-reductase 1 confers sensitivity to finasteride, a competitive inhibitor. J.Biol.Chem. 267 8577. PMID: 1314830.
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Citations are publications that use Tocris products. Selected citations for Finasteride include:
Ferando and Mody (2013) Altered gamma oscillations during pregnancy through loss of δ subunit-containing GABA(A) receptors on parvalbumin interneurons. Front Neural Circuits 7 144. PMID: 24062647.
Handa et al (2013) Central 5-α reduction of testosterone is required for testosterone's inhibition of the hypothalamo-pituitary-adrenal axis response to restraint stress in adult male rats. Nat Neurosci 1529 74. PMID: 23880372.
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