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Bioorg Med Chem Lett. 2001 Jul 9;11(13):1713-6.

Biphenyls as surrogates of the steroidal backbone. Part 2: discovery of a novel family of non-steroidal 5-alpha-reductase inhibitors.

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  • 1Medicinal Chemistry, Aventis, 102 route de Noisy, 93235 Cedex, Romainville, France.


A new family of non-steroidal 5-alpha-reductase inhibitors was designed by replacing the steroid skeleton of an inhibitor related to estrone by a biphenyl moiety. This hypothesis originated from the reported estrogenic activity of a few biphenyl compounds (see Part 1 of this paper; Lesuisse et al. Bioorg. Med. Chem. Lett. 2001, 11, 1709). Two compounds turned out to be potent type 2 5-alpha-reductase inhibitors with IC(50)'s of inhibition in the nanomolar range. These are to our knowledge amongst the most potent non-steroidal 5-alpha-reductase inhibitors described to date.

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