Journal article

ORALLY ACTIVE MINERALOCORTICOID AGONISTS AND ANTAGONISTS - DELTA-1-DERIVATIVES OF ALDOSTERONE AND 18-DEOXYALDOSTERONE

WR ADAM, JW FUNDER, S ULICK

ENDOCRINOLOGY | ENDOCRINE SOC | Published : 1981

Abstract

The effect of delta 1 unsaturation on the oral effectiveness of a representative mineralocorticoid agonist and antagonist was investigated in an adrenalectomized rat bioassay. Dehydrogenation at the 1.2 position did not alter the qualitative nature of the mineralocorticoid activity of the parent compound. Thus delta 1-aldosterone (21,18-dihydroxy-11 beta, 18-oxido-1,4-pregnadiene-3,20-dione) retained pure mineralocorticoid agonism, and delta 1-18-deoxyaldosterone (21-hydroxy-11 beta, 18-oxido-1,4-pregnadiene-3,20-dione)demonstrated the same relative degree of predominant antagonism as 18-deoxyaldosterone (21-hydroxy-11 beta, 18-oxido-4-=pregnene-3,20-dione) itself. In each instance, receptor..

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