Product Name:Aminoglutethimide (Cytadren)
Synonyms:Aminoglutethimide;125-84-8;Cytadren;Aminoblastin; Elipten; Orimenten
Description:Aminoglutethimide (Cytadren) is a competitive inhibitor of desmolase, the enzyme that catalyzes the conversion of cholesterol to pregnenolone; it also inhibits 11-hydroxylase activity.This drug also reduces estrogen production by inhibiting the aromatase enzyme complex in peripheral (skin, muscle, fat) and steroid target tissues.
Aminoglutethimide is used to decrease the production of sex hormones and suppress the growth of tumors that need sex hormones to grow. It blocks the production of steroids derived from cholesterol and is clinically used in the treatment of Cushing's syndrome and metastatic breast cancer. It is also a drug of abuse by body builders.