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  3. Finasteride

Finasteride (Synonyms: MK-906)

Cat. No.: HY-13635 Purity: 99.97%
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Finasteride (MK-906) is a potent and competitive 5α-reductase inhibitor, with an IC50 of 4.2 nM for type II 5α-reductase. Finasteride has approximately a 100-fold greater affinity for type II 5α-reductase enzyme than for the type I enzyme. Finasteride can be used for the research of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) and androgenic alopecia.

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Finasteride Chemical Structure

Finasteride Chemical Structure

CAS No. : 98319-26-7

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Description

Finasteride (MK-906) is a potent and competitive 5α-reductase inhibitor, with an IC50 of 4.2 nM for type II 5α-reductase. Finasteride has approximately a 100-fold greater affinity for type II 5α-reductase enzyme than for the type I enzyme. Finasteride can be used for the research of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) and androgenic alopecia[1][2][3].

IC50 & Target

IC50: 4.2 nM (type II 5α-reductase)[1]

In Vitro

Finasteride (10 μM; 6-24 h) induces the expression of HO-1 and Nrf2 proteins in PC-3 cells[2].
Finasteride decreases the conversion of [3H]testosterone (T) to [3H]dihydrotestosterone (DHT) in P. crustosum[1].

MCE has not independently confirmed the accuracy of these methods. They are for reference only.

Western Blot Analysis[2]

Cell Line: PC-3, DU-145, and LNCaP cells
Concentration: 10 μM
Incubation Time: 6, 12, 24 h
Result: Increased the expression of HO-1 protein in a time-dependent manner in PC-3 cells.
Induced the expression of Nrf2 protein in DU-145 and PC-3 cells, but not in LNCaP cells.
In Vivo

Finasteride (0.1-0.5 mg/kg; p.o. once daily for 16 weeks) reduces prostatic size in dogs with BPH without adversely affecting semen quality or serum testosterone concentration[3].

MCE has not independently confirmed the accuracy of these methods. They are for reference only.

Animal Model: Male dogs with spontaneous BPH (2.7-11 years old; 10.3-49 kg)[3]
Dosage: 0.1-0.5 mg/kg
Administration: P.o. once daily for 16 weeks
Result: Decreased prostatic diameter (20%), prostatic volume (43%), and serum DHT concentration (58%).
Decreased semen volume but did not adversely effect on semen quality or serum testosterone concentration.
No adverse effects on dogs.
Clinical Trial
Molecular Weight

372.54

Formula

C₂₃H₃₆N₂O₂

CAS No.

98319-26-7

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Powder -20°C 3 years
4°C 2 years
In solvent -80°C 6 months
-20°C 1 month
Solvent & Solubility
In Vitro: 

DMSO : 150 mg/mL (402.64 mM; Need ultrasonic)

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Concentration Solvent Mass 1 mg 5 mg 10 mg
1 mM 2.6843 mL 13.4214 mL 26.8428 mL
5 mM 0.5369 mL 2.6843 mL 5.3686 mL
10 mM 0.2684 mL 1.3421 mL 2.6843 mL
*Please refer to the solubility information to select the appropriate solvent.
In Vivo:
  • 1.

    Add each solvent one by one:  10% DMSO    90% (20% SBE-β-CD in saline)

    Solubility: ≥ 2.5 mg/mL (6.71 mM); Clear solution

  • 2.

    Add each solvent one by one:  10% DMSO    90% corn oil

    Solubility: ≥ 2.5 mg/mL (6.71 mM); Clear solution

*All of the co-solvents are provided by MCE.
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