Chemical Name: (5α,17β)-N-(1,1-Dimethylethyl)-3-oxo-4-azaandrost-1-ene-17-carboxamide
Biological ActivityFinasteride is an 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.
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Four-amino acid segment in steroid 5α-reductase 1 confers sensitivity to finasteride, a competitive inhibitor.
Thigpen and Russell
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.
Gao et al.
Studies on neurosteroids XXV. Influence of a 5α-reductase inhibitor, finasteride, on rat brain neurosteroid levels and metabolism.
Mukai et al.
Citations for Finasteride
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Altered gamma oscillations during pregnancy through loss of δ subunit-containing GABA(A) receptors on parvalbumin interneurons.
Authors: Ferando and Mody
Front Neural Circuits 2013;7:144
Central 5-α reduction of testost. is required for testosterone's inhibition of the hypothalamo-pituitary-adrenal axis response to restraint stress in adult male rats.
Authors: Handa Et al.
Nat Neurosci 2013;1529:74
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