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Guggulsterone | CAS No. 95975-55-6 | Additional Nuclear Receptor Compounds
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Description: Broad spectrum steroid receptor ligand. Antagonizes FXR and displays hypolipidemic activity

Chemical Name: Pregna-4,17(20)-diene-3,16-dione

Purity: ≥99%

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Biological Activity

Guggulsterone is a broad spectrum steroid receptor ligand; binds with high affinity to mineralocorticoid receptors (Ki = 39 nM) and lower affinity to progesterone, androgen and glucocorticoid receptors (Ki values are 201, 240 and 224 nM respectively). Functions primarily as an antagonist of these receptors, with the exception of the progesterone receptor where it displays partial agonist effects. Also exerts hypolipidemic activity, likely via antagonism of the receptor for bile acids (farnesoid X receptor; FXR).

This compound is a mixture of (Z)- and (E)-Guggulsterone in a ratio of approximately 60:40.

Technical Data

Soluble to 10 mM in ethanol with gentle warming
Store at RT

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Other Product-Specific Information:
  • This compound is a mixture of (Z)- and (E)-Guggulsterone in a ratio of approximately 60:40

Background References

  1. The hypolipidemic natural product guggulsterone is a promiscuous steroid receptor ligand.
    Burris et al.
    Mol.Pharmacol., 2005;67:948
  2. Is antagonism of E/Z-guggulsterone at the farnesoid X receptor mediated by a noncanonical binding site? A molecular modeling study.
    Meyer et al.
    J.Med.Chem., 2005;48:6948
  3. Guggulsterone antagonizes farnesoid X receptor induction of bile salt export pump but activates pregnane X receptor to inhibit cholesterol 7α-hydroxylase gene.
    Owsley and Chiang
    Biochem.Biophys.Res.Comm., 2003;304:191

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