Chemical Name: 2-Methyl-1,2-di-3-pyridinyl-1-propanone
Biological ActivityMetyrapone is a cytochrome P450 inhibitor. Blocks glucocorticoid synthesis via inhibition of steroid 11-β hydroxylase (CYP11B1) activity (IC50 = 7.83 μM). Also inhibits CYP3A4 and cytochrome P450-mediated ω/ω-1 hydroxylase activity.
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Cytochrome P450-mediated prostaglandin omega/omega-1 hydroxylase activities in porcine ciliary body epithelial cells.
Asakura and Shichi
Exp.Eye Res., 1992;55:377
Structural and dynamic basis of broad substrate specificity, catalytic mechanism and inhibition of cytochrome P450 3A4.
Park et al.
Structure-activity relationship study of the inhibition of adrenal cortical 11β-hydroxylase by new metyr. analogues.
Hays et al.
Citations for Metyrapone
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Lymphoid organs of neonatal and adult mice preferentially produce active glucocorticoids from metabolites, not precursors.
Authors: Taves Et al.
Brain Behav.Immun. 2016;57:271
Enduring good memories of infant trauma: rescue of adult neurobehavioral deficits via amygdala serotonin and corticosterone interaction.
Authors: Rincón-Cortés Et al.
Brain Res 2015;112:881
Chronic stress impairs GABAergic control of amygdala through suppressing the tonic GABAA receptor currents.
Authors: Liu Et al.
Mol Brain 2014;7:32
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