Tibolone is not aromatized in postmenopausal women

  title={Tibolone is not aromatized in postmenopausal women},
  author={H. Kloosterboer},
  pages={175 - 176}
Tibolone is not aromatized in postmenopausal women In the article of Kuhl and Wiegratz entitled ‘Can 19-nortestosterone derivatives be aromatized in the liver of adult humans? Are there clinical implications?’, the authors made the statement that the producer of tibolone was withholding clinical data about the aromatization of tibolone to 7a-methyl-ethinylestradiol (7a-MEE). This is not correct, because the results of the study were submitted to Menopause in June 2006, accepted in September… Expand
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  • M.A.M. Souza, S. Geber
  • Medicine
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Can 19-nortestosterone derivatives be aromatized in the liver of adult humans? Are there clinical implications?
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  • Medicine
  • Climacteric : the journal of the International Menopause Society
  • 2007
19-nortestosterone derivatives (norethisterone, norethynodrel, tibolone) can readily be aromatized in the adult human liver, which leads to the formation of the potent estrogens ethinylestradiol from norehisterone or nore fourthodrel and 7α-methyl-ethinylest radiol from tibiaolone. Expand
Formation of 7&agr;-methyl-ethinyl estradiol during treatment with tibolone
Investigation of whether tibolone, which is orally used for hormone replacement therapy, is transformed to a derivative of ethinyl estradiol (EE), demonstrates that, during daily treatment of women with 2.5 mg tiblone, a small proportion of tIBolone is transformation to 7&agr;-methyl-EE. Expand
7&agr;-Methyl-ethinyl estradiol is not a metabolite of tibolone but a chemical stress artifact
7&agr;-MEE is not a metabolite of tibolone but is a chemical artifact generated during analytical procedures with derivatization, and cannot be demonstrated in plasma from postmenopausal women after single or multiple doses of tIBolone. Expand
Aromatization of 7α-Methyl-19-nortestosterone by human placental microsomes in vitro
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Endometrial effects of tibolone.
The Tibolone Histology of the Endometrium and Breast Endpoints Study results confirm previous findings that tibolone does not induce endometrial hyperplasia or carcinoma in postmenopausal women, and it is associated with a better vaginal bleeding profile than CEE/MPA. Expand
In vivo conversion of norethisterone and norethisterone acetate to ethinyl etradiol in postmenopausal women.
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7a-Methyl-ethinyl estradiol is not a metabolite of tibolone but a chemical stress artefact
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