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CAS#: 1542211-40-4

Description: Gestodene-d6 is intended for use as an internal standard for the quantification of gestodene by GC- or LC-MS. Gestodene is a progestin. It selectively binds to the progesterone receptor over the estrogen receptor. Gestodene induces transcriptional activity mediated by the progesterone receptor, and, weakly, the androgen receptor in reporter assays. It increases the growth of MCF-7 cells when used at concentrations ranging from 0.1 to 1 µM.4 In contrast, gestodene (0.1 mg/kg) reduces tumor growth in an estrogen-dependent model of rat mammary tumors induced by DMBA. Formulations containing gestodene, in combination with ethynyl estradiol have been used as oral contraceptives.

Chemical Structure

CAS# 1542211-40-4

Theoretical Analysis

MedKoo Cat#: 464412
Name: Gestodene-d6
CAS#: 1542211-40-4
Chemical Formula: C21H20D6O2
Exact Mass: 316.23
Molecular Weight: 316.474
Elemental Analysis: C, 79.70; H, 10.19; O, 10.11

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Synonym: Gestodene-d6; Gestodene d6;

IUPAC/Chemical Name: (8R,9S,10R,13S,14S,17R)-13-ethyl-17-ethynyl-17-hydroxy-1,2,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,17-dodecahydro-3H-cyclopenta[a]phenanthren-3-one-2,2,4,6,6,10-d6


InChi Code: InChI=1S/C21H26O2/c1-3-20-11-9-17-16-8-6-15(22)13-14(16)5-7-18(17)19(20)10-12-21(20,23)4-2/h2,10,12-13,16-19,23H,3,5-9,11H2,1H3/t16-,17+,18+,19-,20-,21-/m0/s1/i5D2,6D2,13D,16D

SMILES Code: CC[C@]12[C@]([H])([C@]3([C@]([H])(CC2)[C@@]4(C(C([2H])(C3)[2H])=C(C(C([2H])(C4)[2H])=O)[2H])[2H])[H])C=C[C@]1(C#C)O

Appearance: Solid powder

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

Shipping Condition: Shipped under ambient temperature as non-hazardous chemical. This product is stable enough for a few weeks during ordinary shipping and time spent in Customs.

Storage Condition: Dry, dark and at 0 - 4 C for short term (days to weeks) or -20 C for long term (months to years).

Solubility: To be determined

Shelf Life: >2 years if stored properly

Drug Formulation: To be determined

Stock Solution Storage: 0 - 4 C for short term (days to weeks), or -20 C for long term (months).

HS Tariff Code: 2934.99.9001

Product Data:
Biological target: Gestodene-d6 (SHB 331-d6) is the deuterium labeled Gestodene. Gestodene(SHB 331) is a progestogen hormonal contraceptive.
In vitro activity: These studies suggest that the 19-norprogestins norgestrel and gestodene stimulate MCF-7 breast cancer cell growth by activating the oestrogen receptor. Reference: Br J Cancer. 1993 May;67(5):945-52.
In vivo activity: TBD

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The following data is based on the product molecular weight 316.473600000000000000000000000000 Batch specific molecular weights may vary from batch to batch due to the degree of hydration, which will affect the solvent volumes required to prepare stock solutions.

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Concentration / Solvent Volume / Mass 1 mg 5 mg 10 mg
1 mM 1.15 mL 5.76 mL 11.51 mL
5 mM 0.23 mL 1.15 mL 2.3 mL
10 mM 0.12 mL 0.58 mL 1.15 mL
50 mM 0.02 mL 0.12 mL 0.23 mL
Formulation protocol: 1. Catherino WH, Jeng MH, Jordan VC. Norgestrel and gestodene stimulate breast cancer cell growth through an oestrogen receptor mediated mechanism. Br J Cancer. 1993 May;67(5):945-52. doi: 10.1038/bjc.1993.175. PMID: 8494728; PMCID: PMC1968434.
In vitro protocol: 1. Catherino WH, Jeng MH, Jordan VC. Norgestrel and gestodene stimulate breast cancer cell growth through an oestrogen receptor mediated mechanism. Br J Cancer. 1993 May;67(5):945-52. doi: 10.1038/bjc.1993.175. PMID: 8494728; PMCID: PMC1968434.
In vivo protocol: TBD

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