Molecular interactions of progesterone derivatives with 5 alpha-reductase types 1 and 2 and androgen receptors.

The aim of this study was to ascertain the inhibitory effect of several progesterone derivatives for 5 alpha-reductase types 1 and 2 isozymes and to determine the binding to the androgen receptor. The 3,20-dioxopregna-4-ene-17 alpha-yl acetate 4 containing an acetoxy group in C-17 and steroid 17 alpha-hydroxypregn-4-ene-3,20-dione 5 having a hydroxyl group… (More)