Antiandrogen 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.
|Storage||Store at RT|
The technical data provided above is for guidance only. For batch specific data refer to the Certificate of Analysis.
All Tocris products are intended for laboratory research use only.
|Solvent||Max Conc. mg/mL||Max Conc. mM|
Preparing Stock Solutions
The following data is based on the product molecular weight 372.54. Batch specific molecular weights may vary from batch to batch due to solvent of hydration, which will affect the solvent volumes required to prepare stock solutions.
|Concentration / Solvent Volume / Mass||1 mg||5 mg||10 mg|
|1 mM||2.68 mL||13.42 mL||26.84 mL|
|5 mM||0.54 mL||2.68 mL||5.37 mL|
|10 mM||0.27 mL||1.34 mL||2.68 mL|
|50 mM||0.05 mL||0.27 mL||0.54 mL|
The reconstitution calculator allows you to quickly calculate the volume of a reagent to reconstitute your vial. Simply enter the mass of reagent and the target concentration and the calculator will determine the rest.
References are publications that support the products' biological activity.
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
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
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
If you know of a relevant reference for Finasteride, please let us know.
View Related Products by Product Action
Keywords: Finasteride, supplier, Type, II, 5α-reductases, 5alpha-reductases, inhibitors, inhibits, MK906, MK, 906, Other, Reductase, Androgen, Receptor, Other, Reductase, Tocris Bioscience
2 Citations for Finasteride
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
Do you know of a great paper that uses Finasteride from Tocris? If so please let us know.
Literature in this Area
New Product Guide (Spring/Summer 2017)New
Our new product guide highlights over 130 new products added to the Tocris Bioscience range during the first half of 2017.
- 7-TM Receptors
- Enzyme-Linked Receptors
- Ion Channels
- Nuclear Receptors
- Cell Metabolism
- Fluorescent Imaging
- Signal Transduction
- Stem Cells