Richard H Peters

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The presence of estrone sulfatase in breast tumors and the high levels of circulating estrone sulfate may contribute the major portion of estrogen synthesized locally in breast tissues through conversion of estrone sulfate to estrone by the enzyme. Using inhibitors of estrone sulfatase for the treatment of estrogen-dependent (estrogen receptor positive,(More)
Angiogenesis is one of the major processes controlling growth and metastasis of tumors. Angiogenesis inhibitors have been targeted for the treatment of various cancers for more than 2 decades. We have developed a novel class of steroidal compounds aimed at blocking the angiogenic process in cancerous tissues. Our lead compound, SR16388, is a potent(More)
A series of 17-substituted, 17-desoxyestratrienes have been synthesized and tested as potential postcoital antifertility agents. Estrogen-relative binding affinities were determined, in vivo assays for estrogenic and postcoital antifertility activity were conducted in rats, and selected candidate compounds were further tested for estrogenic activity in(More)
A number of silicon-substituted analogues of ethynylestradiol that exhibit modified and enhanced biological activities have been synthesized. Particularly noteworthy are a group of [(trialkylsilyl)ethynyl]estradiol analogues that exhibit high antifertility potency and markedly reduced estrogenic activity. The best compounds synthesized are 17(More)
The title compound, 17a beta-hydroxy-7 alpha-methyl-D-homoestra-4,16-dien-3-one (3), was synthesized in five steps (17% overall yield) from 7 alpha-methylestrone methyl ether (5) and was found to possess oral androgenic activity, in excess of other known androgens, without using 17 alpha-alkyl substitution.
Various estrane derivatives 1 reacted with cerium ammonium nitrate (CAN) selectively and efficiently to provide 9 alpha,11 beta-defunctionalized derivatives 2, which were subsequently deoxygenated at C-9 with triethylsilane/boron trifluoride etherate to the desired target 11 beta-nitratoestranes 3a, 3b, and 5. When examined for estrogenic and postcoital(More)
A series of 9 alpha-halo-12 beta-hydroxy and 12 beta-acyloxy analogues of betamethasone 17,21-dipropionate were synthesized and tested for topical antiinflammatory potency in the croton oil ear assay. The compounds were assayed for systemic absorption in the contralateral ear assay, in which it was found that 12 beta-hydroxy analogues 9, 13, and 15 were all(More)
Various 17 alpha-ethynylsteroids were prepared and derivatized as the corresponding triethylsilyl compounds 2-35, which were examined for a ratio of antifertility to estrogenic activity that would be more beneficial than that of the presently used agent. Among the triethylsilyl compounds evaluated, only 23 displayed this desired ratio, although two other(More)
Endocrine therapy is the ideal treatment choice for estrogen receptor alpha (ERalpha)-positive breast cancer patients. Principal used therapies target either the ERalpha e.g. by selective ERalpha modulators (SERMs) such as tamoxifen or target estrogen biosynthesis with aromatase inhibitors. Steroid sulfatase (STS) plays a crucial role in formation of(More)
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