ethinylestradiol   Click here for help

GtoPdb Ligand ID: 7071

Synonyms: 17α-ethynylestradiol | ethinyl estradiol
Approved drug PDB Ligand
ethinylestradiol is an approved drug
Comment: Ethinylestradiol is contained in a large number of combined oral contraceptive formulations and HRT medications. Use of ethinylestradiol, unapposed by a progestin, increases the risk of endometrial cancer.
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2D Structure
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Physico-chemical Properties
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Hydrogen bond acceptors 1
Hydrogen bond donors 2
Rotatable bonds 0
Topological polar surface area 40.46
Molecular weight 296.18
XLogP 4.25
No. Lipinski's rules broken 0
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Canonical SMILES C#CC1(O)CCC2C1(C)CCC1C2CCc2c1ccc(c2)O
Isomeric SMILES C#C[C@]1(O)CC[C@@H]2[C@]1(C)CC[C@H]1[C@H]2CCc2c1ccc(c2)O
InChI InChI=1S/C20H24O2/c1-3-20(22)11-9-18-17-6-4-13-12-14(21)5-7-15(13)16(17)8-10-19(18,20)2/h1,5,7,12,16-18,21-22H,4,6,8-11H2,2H3/t16-,17-,18+,19+,20+/m1/s1
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Summary of Clinical Use Click here for help
The single compound may be used to control hot flushes associated with the menopause, or to treat female hypogonadism. This compound may also be used in the palliative care of patients with advanced prostate cancer and breast cancer. There is no information regarding approval for clinical use of this drug on the US FDA website. Other national approval agencies may have granted marketing authorisation.
Mechanism Of Action and Pharmacodynamic Effects Click here for help
This drug mimics the agonist action of the endogenous hormone at the estrogen receptor. Circulating estrogen negatively feeds-back to reduce circulating levels of FSH and LH.