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Record Information
StatusExpected but not Quantified
Creation Date2007-05-22 21:03:43 UTC
Update Date2019-07-23 05:47:15 UTC
Secondary Accession Numbers
  • HMDB06278
Metabolite Identification
Common Name5a-Dihydrotestosterone sulfate
Description5a-Dihydrotestosterone sulfate is a sulfate derivative of 5a-Dihydrotestosterone produced through phase II metabolism. 5a-dihydrotestosterone (DHT) is a steroid similar to testosterone and androstenedione, that belongs to a class called androgens. DHT is a C19 steroid and possesses androgenic activity. Androgen production takes place mainly in the Leydig cells of the testes. Androgens circulate in the blood bound to proteins, especially sex hormone binding globulin (SHBG) and albumin. A trace amount of these steroids circulate in the unbound form in the blood and are referred to as the free fractions. DHT has at least three times the binding affinity for SHBG than testosterone. About 70% of DHT is derived from peripheral conversion of testosterone in males, while most of the DHT is derived from androstenedione in females.
5alpha-Dihydrotestosterone sulfateHMDB
5alpha-Dihydrotestosterone sulphateHMDB
Dihydrotestosterone sulfateHMDB
Dihydrotestosterone sulphateHMDB
Chemical FormulaC19H30O5S
Average Molecular Weight370.504
Monoisotopic Molecular Weight370.18139476
IUPAC Name[(1S,2S,7S,10R,11S,14S,15S)-2,15-dimethyl-5-oxotetracyclo[²,⁷.0¹¹,¹⁵]heptadecan-14-yl]oxidanesulfonic acid
Traditional Name5α-dihydrotestosterone sulfate
CAS Registry NumberNot Available
InChI Identifier
Chemical Taxonomy
DescriptionThis compound belongs to the class of organic compounds known as sulfated steroids. These are sterol lipids containing a sulfate group attached to the steroid skeleton.
KingdomOrganic compounds
Super ClassLipids and lipid-like molecules
ClassSteroids and steroid derivatives
Sub ClassSulfated steroids
Direct ParentSulfated steroids
Alternative Parents
  • Sulfated steroid skeleton
  • Androgen-skeleton
  • Androstane-skeleton
  • 3-oxosteroid
  • Oxosteroid
  • 3-oxo-5-alpha-steroid
  • Sulfuric acid ester
  • Sulfuric acid monoester
  • Sulfate-ester
  • Alkyl sulfate
  • Organic sulfuric acid or derivatives
  • Cyclic ketone
  • Ketone
  • Organooxygen compound
  • Carbonyl group
  • Organic oxygen compound
  • Organic oxide
  • Hydrocarbon derivative
  • Aliphatic homopolycyclic compound
Molecular FrameworkAliphatic homopolycyclic compounds
External DescriptorsNot Available

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Physical Properties
Experimental Properties
Melting PointNot AvailableNot Available
Boiling PointNot AvailableNot Available
Water SolubilityNot AvailableNot Available
LogPNot AvailableNot Available
Predicted Properties
Water Solubility0.0053 g/LALOGPS
pKa (Strongest Acidic)-1.3ChemAxon
pKa (Strongest Basic)-7.4ChemAxon
Physiological Charge-1ChemAxon
Hydrogen Acceptor Count4ChemAxon
Hydrogen Donor Count1ChemAxon
Polar Surface Area80.67 ŲChemAxon
Rotatable Bond Count2ChemAxon
Refractivity93.59 m³·mol⁻¹ChemAxon
Polarizability40.41 ųChemAxon
Number of Rings4ChemAxon
Rule of FiveYesChemAxon
Ghose FilterYesChemAxon
Veber's RuleYesChemAxon
MDDR-like RuleYesChemAxon
Spectrum TypeDescriptionSplash KeyView
Predicted GC-MSPredicted GC-MS Spectrum - GC-MS (Non-derivatized) - 70eV, Positivesplash10-054o-0359000000-149485897a60b61396e3JSpectraViewer | MoNA
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 10V, Positivesplash10-00di-0039000000-dbc19fa747f37f721203JSpectraViewer | MoNA
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 20V, Positivesplash10-00di-0191000000-bb7a78b507be8c3547bcJSpectraViewer | MoNA
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 40V, Positivesplash10-002f-3595000000-0842465a9970bd04f71bJSpectraViewer | MoNA
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 10V, Negativesplash10-014i-0029000000-b2c6c394ba2ce2ee8c15JSpectraViewer | MoNA
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 20V, Negativesplash10-000i-1092000000-887ce248e8af99737137JSpectraViewer | MoNA
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 40V, Negativesplash10-00ei-6090000000-c03f985254acf33f9b4fJSpectraViewer | MoNA
Biological Properties
Cellular Locations
  • Cytoplasm
  • Extracellular
  • Membrane
Biospecimen Locations
  • Blood
  • Urine
Tissue Locations
  • Kidney
  • Liver
Normal Concentrations
BloodExpected but not Quantified Not AvailableNot AvailableNormal
    UrineExpected but not Quantified Not AvailableNot AvailableNormal
      Abnormal Concentrations
      Not Available
      Associated Disorders and Diseases
      Disease ReferencesNone
      Associated OMIM IDsNone
      DrugBank IDNot Available
      Phenol Explorer Compound IDNot Available
      FoodDB IDFDB023873
      KNApSAcK IDNot Available
      Chemspider ID18915389
      KEGG Compound IDNot Available
      BioCyc IDNot Available
      BiGG ID2794980
      Wikipedia LinkNot Available
      METLIN IDNot Available
      PubChem Compound18665256
      PDB IDNot Available
      ChEBI IDNot Available
      Food Biomarker OntologyNot Available
      VMH IDNot Available
      Synthesis ReferenceNot Available
      Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS)Not Available
      General References
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