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Etiocholanolone (5β-Androsterone) is the excreted metabolite of testosterone and has anticonvulsant activity. Etiocholanolone is a less potent neurosteroid positive allosteric modulator (PAM) of the GABAA receptor than its enantiomer form.

Product information

CAS Number: 53-42-9

Molecular Weight: 290.44

Formula: C19H30O2



Chemical Name: (3aS,3bR,5aR,7R,9aS,9bS,11aS)-3a,3b,5a,9b-tetrahydrogenio-7-hydroxy-9a,11a-dimethyl-hexadecahydro-1H-cyclopenta[a]phenanthren-1-one

Smiles: C[C@]12CC[C@H]3[C@@H](CC[C@@H]4C[C@H](O)CC[C@@]43C)[C@@H]1CCC2=O


InChi: InChI=1S/C19H30O2/c1-18-9-7-13(20)11-12(18)3-4-14-15-5-6-17(21)19(15,2)10-8-16(14)18/h12-16,20H,3-11H2,1-2H3/t12-,13-,14+,15+,16+,18+,19+/m1/s1

Technical Data

Appearance: Solid Power

Purity: ≥98% (or refer to the Certificate of Analysis)

Solubility: DMSO : 100 mg/mL (344.31 mM; Need ultrasonic).

Shipping Condition: Shipped under ambient temperature as non-hazardous chemical or refer to Certificate of Analysis

Storage Condition: Dry, dark and -20 oC for 1 year or refer to the Certificate of Analysis.

Shelf Life: ≥12 months if stored properly.

Stock Solution Storage: 0 - 4 oC for 1 month or refer to the Certificate of Analysis.

Drug Formulation: To be determined

HS Tariff Code: 382200

How to use

In Vitro:

Etiocholanolone (10 μM) coapplication with GABA leads to an increase in the relative frequency of long openings (fraction of OT3, site A2 effect), but it is ineffective at increasing the duration of long openings (site B effect) or at decreasing the relative frequency of the activation-related closed time component (site A1 effect).

In Vivo:

Etiocholanolone (intraperitoneal injection; 0-109.1 mg/kg; single dose) exhibits ED50 values of 57.6 and 109.1 mg/kg in the 6-Hz and PTZ tests, respectively. Protective activity in the 6-Hz test of 5β,3α-A persists for 2 h and is shorter than ent-5β,3α-A treatment (3 hours) in mice.


  1. Ping Li,et al. Natural and Enantiomeric Etiocholanolone Interact With Distinct Sites on the Rat alpha1beta2gamma2L GABAA Receptor. Mol Pharmacol. 2007 Jun;71(6):1582-90.
  2. Dorota Zolkowska, et al. Anticonvulsant Potencies of the Enantiomers of the Neurosteroids Androsterone and Etiocholanolone Exceed Those of the Natural Forms. Psychopharmacology (Berl). 2014 Sep;231(17):3325-32.

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