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Potent and selective human type 1 5α-reductase inhibitor (5αR1, IC50 = 0.9 nM). Exhibits 100-fold selectivity for 5αR1 over 5αR2 (IC50 = 154 nM). Supresses human serum and sebum dihydrotestosterone (DHT) levels in a dose-dependent manner without affecting semen DHT concentrations. Orally active.
|Storage||Store at -20°C|
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|Solvent||Max Conc. mg/mL||Max Conc. mM|
Preparing Stock Solutions
The following data is based on the product molecular weight 415.69. Batch specific molecular weights may vary from batch to batch due to the degree 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||2.41 mL||12.03 mL||24.06 mL|
|5 mM||0.48 mL||2.41 mL||4.81 mL|
|10 mM||0.24 mL||1.2 mL||2.41 mL|
|50 mM||0.05 mL||0.24 mL||0.48 mL|
References are publications that support the biological activity of the product.
Schwartz et al (1997) MK-386, an inhibitor of 5α-reductase type 1, reduces dihydrotestosterone concentrations in serum and sebum without affecting dihydrotestosterone concentrations in semen. J.Clin.Endocrinol.Metab. 82 1373 PMID: 9141518
Bakshi et al (1994) 4,7 beta-Dimethyl-4-azacholestan-3-one (MK-386) and related 4-azasteroids as selective inhibitors of human type 1 5 alpha-reductase. J.Med.Chem. 37 3871 PMID: 7966146
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