Prasterone sulfate

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Prasterone sulfate
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Clinical data
Trade names Astenile, Levospa, Mylis, Teloin
Synonyms DHEA sulfate; DHEA-S; Sodium prasterone sulfate; Sodium prasterone sulfate hydrate; KYH-3102; NSC-72822; PB-005[2][3]
Routes of
Drug class Androgen; Anabolic steroid; Androgen ester; Estrogen; Neurosteroid
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PubChem CID
Chemical and physical data
Formula C19H28O5S
Molar mass 368.488 g/mol
3D model (JSmol)

Prasterone sulfate (brand names Astenile, Levospa, Mylis, Teloin), also known as dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate (DHEA-S), is a naturally occurring androstane steroid which is marketed and used in Japan as a labor inducer in the treatment of insufficient cervical ripening and dilation during childbirth.[4][5][6][2][7][1][8][9] It is the C3β sulfate ester of prasterone (dehydroepiandrosterone; DHEA), and is known to act as a prohormone of DHEA and by extension of androgens and estrogens,[10] although it also has its own activity as a neurosteroid.[11] Prasterone sulfate is used medically as the sodium salt via injection and is referred to by the name sodium prasterone sulfate (JAN).[9][12]

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  1. ^ a b Sakaguchi M, Sakai T, Adachi Y, Kawashima T, Awata N (1992). "The biological fate of sodium prasterone sulfate after vaginal administration. I. Absorption and excretion in rats". J. Pharmacobio-dyn. 15 (2): 67–73. doi:10.1248/bpb1978.15.67. PMID 1403604. 
  2. ^ a b Martin Negwer; Hans-Georg Scharnow (2001). Organic-chemical drugs and their synonyms: (an international survey). Wiley-VCH. p. 1831. ISBN 978-3-527-30247-5. 3β-Hydroxyandrost-5-en-17-one hydrogen sulfate = (3β)-3-(Sulfooxy)androst-5-en-17-one. R: Sodium salt (1099-87-2). S: Astenile, Dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate sodium, DHA-S, DHEAS, KYH 3102, Mylis, PB 005, Prasterone sodium sulfate, Teloin 
  3. ^ Cynthia A. Challener (1 December 2001). Chiral Drugs. Wiley. ISBN 978-0-566-08411-9. [...] Mylis; NSC 72822; Prasterone sodium sulfate; Prasterone sodium sulfate; Sodium dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate; [...] 
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  7. ^ Jianqiu, Y (1992). "Clinical Application of Prasterone Sodium Sulfate". Chinese Journal of New Drugs. 5: 015. 
  8. ^ Sakai, T., Sakaguchi, M., Adachi, Y., Kawashima, T., & Awata, N. (1992). The Biological Fate of Sodium Prasterone Sulfate after Vaginal Administration II: Distribution after Single and Multiple Administration to Pregnant Rats. 薬物動態, 7(1), 87-101.
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  10. ^ Mueller JW, Gilligan LC, Idkowiak J, Arlt W, Foster PA (2015). "The Regulation of Steroid Action by Sulfation and Desulfation". Endocr. Rev. 36 (5): 526–63. doi:10.1210/er.2015-1036. PMC 4591525Freely accessible. PMID 26213785. 
  11. ^ Gibbs TT, Russek SJ, Farb DH (2006). "Sulfated steroids as endogenous neuromodulators". Pharmacol. Biochem. Behav. 84 (4): 555–67. doi:10.1016/j.pbb.2006.07.031. PMID 17023038. 
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