betamethasone

Ligand id: 7061

Name: betamethasone

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Structure and Physico-chemical Properties

2D Structure
Calculated Physico-chemical Properties
Hydrogen bond acceptors 5
Hydrogen bond donors 3
Rotatable bonds 2
Topological polar surface area 94.83
Molecular weight 392.2
XLogP 1.14
No. Lipinski's rules broken 0

Molecular properties generated using the CDK

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Summary of Clinical Use
Betamethasone is a synthetic glucocorticoid receptor (GR) agonist, with anti-inflammatory, antipruritic, and vasoconstrictive activities. The drug is used to treat the inflammatory sympotoms of conditions including atopic, seborrhoeic, and contact dermatitis, psoriasis and insect bite reactions.
Mechanism Of Action and Pharmacodynamic Effects
As an agonist of the glucocorticoid receptor (GR), betamethasone modulates expression of genes containing the glucocorticoid response element (GRE). Although complex, the response appears to include inhibition of the biosynthesis of pro-inflammatory prostaglandins and leukotrienes.
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