|Other names||PSK-3841; HMR-3841|
|Drug class||Nonsteroidal antiandrogen|
|CompTox Dashboard (EPA)|
|Chemical and physical data|
|Molar mass||369.344 g·mol−1|
|3D model (JSmol)|
RU-58841, also known as PSK-3841 or HMR-3841, is a nonsteroidal antiandrogen (NSAA) which was formerly under investigation by ProStrakan (previously ProSkelia and Strakan) for potential use as a topical treatment for androgen-dependent conditions including acne, pattern hair loss, and excessive hair growth. The compound is similar in structure to the NSAA RU-58642 but contains a different side-chain. These compounds are similar in chemical structure to nilutamide, which is related to flutamide, bicalutamide, and enzalutamide, all of which are NSAAs similarly. RU-58841 can be synthesized either by building the hydantoin moiety or by aryl coupling to 5,5-dimethylhydantoin.
RU-58841 produces cyanonilutamide (RU-56279) and RU-59416 as metabolites in animals. Cyanonilutamide has relatively low affinity for the androgen receptor but shows significant antiandrogenic activity in animals. RU-59416 has very low affinity for the androgen receptor.
|Notes: Values are RBAs (%). Reference ligands (100%) were testosterone for the AR, estradiol for the ERα and ERβ, progesterone for the PR, dexamethasone for the GR, and aldosterone for the MR. Sources: See template.|