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StatusExpected but not Quantified
Creation Date2012-09-06 15:16:51 UTC
Update Date2019-07-23 06:01:10 UTC
Secondary Accession Numbers
  • HMDB15119
Metabolite Identification
Common NameNandrolone phenpropionate
DescriptionNandrolone phenpropionate is only found in individuals that have used or taken this drug. It is a C18 steroid with androgenic and anabolic properties. It is generally prepared from alkyl ethers of estradiol to resemble testosterone but less one carbon at the 19 position. It is a schedule III drug in the U.S. Nandrolone is an androgen receptor agonist. The drug bound to the receptor complexes which allows it to enter the nucleus and bind directly to specific nucleotide sequences of the chromosomal DNA. The areas of binding are called hormone response elements (HREs), and influence transcriptional activity of certain genes, producing the androgen effects.
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17 beta-Hydroxyestr-4-en-3-one hydrocinnamateMeSH
Nandrolone phenpropionate, (17alpha)-isomerMeSH
Norandrolone phenylpropionateMeSH
Chemical FormulaC27H34O3
Average Molecular Weight406.5571
Monoisotopic Molecular Weight406.250794954
IUPAC Name(1S,2R,10R,11S,14S,15S)-15-methyl-5-oxotetracyclo[^{2,7}.0^{11,15}]heptadec-6-en-14-yl 3-phenylpropanoate
Traditional Name(1S,2R,10R,11S,14S,15S)-15-methyl-5-oxotetracyclo[^{2,7}.0^{11,15}]heptadec-6-en-14-yl 3-phenylpropanoate
CAS Registry Number62-90-8
InChI Identifier
Chemical Taxonomy
DescriptionThis compound belongs to the class of organic compounds known as steroid esters. These are compounds containing a steroid moiety which bears a carboxylic acid ester group.
KingdomOrganic compounds
Super ClassLipids and lipid-like molecules
ClassSteroids and steroid derivatives
Sub ClassSteroid esters
Direct ParentSteroid esters
Alternative Parents
  • Steroid ester
  • Estrogen-skeleton
  • 3-oxo-delta-4-steroid
  • 3-oxosteroid
  • Oxosteroid
  • Estrane-skeleton
  • Delta-4-steroid
  • Cyclohexenone
  • Monocyclic benzene moiety
  • Benzenoid
  • Carboxylic acid ester
  • Cyclic ketone
  • Ketone
  • Carboxylic acid derivative
  • Monocarboxylic acid or derivatives
  • Organic oxide
  • Organic oxygen compound
  • Carbonyl group
  • Hydrocarbon derivative
  • Organooxygen compound
  • Aromatic homopolycyclic compound
Molecular FrameworkAromatic homopolycyclic compounds
External Descriptors

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Physical Properties
Experimental Properties
Melting Point118 °CNot Available
Boiling PointNot AvailableNot Available
Water Solubility0.00046 g/LNot Available
LogP2.62HANSCH,C ET AL. (1995)
Predicted Properties
Water Solubility0.00046 g/LALOGPS
pKa (Strongest Acidic)19.28ChemAxon
pKa (Strongest Basic)-4.7ChemAxon
Physiological Charge0ChemAxon
Hydrogen Acceptor Count2ChemAxon
Hydrogen Donor Count0ChemAxon
Polar Surface Area43.37 ŲChemAxon
Rotatable Bond Count5ChemAxon
Refractivity118.43 m³·mol⁻¹ChemAxon
Polarizability47.83 ųChemAxon
Number of Rings5ChemAxon
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, Positivesplash10-056u-2794000000-8a406f2131925f7d78d7JSpectraViewer | MoNA
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 10V, Positivesplash10-0a4i-2693800000-014d5a8f5785d5fa2138JSpectraViewer | MoNA
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 20V, Positivesplash10-0a59-2891000000-0d191fd67047632bac0bJSpectraViewer | MoNA
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 40V, Positivesplash10-002f-2290000000-d1eb49bea81bc4fe8fecJSpectraViewer | MoNA
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 10V, Negativesplash10-0a4i-0250900000-73ea898c756aee0d065dJSpectraViewer | MoNA
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 20V, Negativesplash10-05fr-0491200000-c48f4cd0cb4d262db924JSpectraViewer | MoNA
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 40V, Negativesplash10-006x-2290000000-2d0ca51aad14a4610e02JSpectraViewer | MoNA
Biological Properties
Cellular Locations
  • Cytoplasm
  • Extracellular
  • Membrane
Biospecimen Locations
  • Blood
  • Urine
Tissue LocationsNot Available
Normal Concentrations
BloodExpected but not Quantified Not AvailableNot AvailableTaking drug identified by DrugBank entry DB00984 details
UrineExpected but not Quantified Not AvailableNot AvailableTaking drug identified by DrugBank entry DB00984 details
Abnormal Concentrations
Not Available
Associated Disorders and Diseases
Disease ReferencesNone
Associated OMIM IDsNone
DrugBank IDDB00984
Phenol Explorer Compound IDNot Available
FoodDB IDNot Available
KNApSAcK IDNot Available
Chemspider ID199761
KEGG Compound IDC08155
BioCyc IDNot Available
BiGG IDNot Available
Wikipedia LinkNandrolone phenylpropionate
METLIN IDNot Available
PubChem Compound229455
PDB IDNot Available
ChEBI ID7468
Food Biomarker OntologyNot Available
VMH IDNot Available
Synthesis ReferenceNot Available
Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS)Not Available
General References
  1. Simons K, Toomre D: Lipid rafts and signal transduction. Nat Rev Mol Cell Biol. 2000 Oct;1(1):31-9. [PubMed:11413487 ]
  2. Watson AD: Thematic review series: systems biology approaches to metabolic and cardiovascular disorders. Lipidomics: a global approach to lipid analysis in biological systems. J Lipid Res. 2006 Oct;47(10):2101-11. Epub 2006 Aug 10. [PubMed:16902246 ]
  3. Sethi JK, Vidal-Puig AJ: Thematic review series: adipocyte biology. Adipose tissue function and plasticity orchestrate nutritional adaptation. J Lipid Res. 2007 Jun;48(6):1253-62. Epub 2007 Mar 20. [PubMed:17374880 ]
  4. Lingwood D, Simons K: Lipid rafts as a membrane-organizing principle. Science. 2010 Jan 1;327(5961):46-50. doi: 10.1126/science.1174621. [PubMed:20044567 ]
  5. Gunstone, Frank D., John L. Harwood, and Albert J. Dijkstra (2007). The lipid handbook with CD-ROM. CRC Press.
  6. InChem Data Sheet [Link]


General function:
Involved in monooxygenase activity
Specific function:
Catalyzes the formation of aromatic C18 estrogens from C19 androgens.
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  1. Preissner S, Kroll K, Dunkel M, Senger C, Goldsobel G, Kuzman D, Guenther S, Winnenburg R, Schroeder M, Preissner R: SuperCYP: a comprehensive database on Cytochrome P450 enzymes including a tool for analysis of CYP-drug interactions. Nucleic Acids Res. 2010 Jan;38(Database issue):D237-43. doi: 10.1093/nar/gkp970. Epub 2009 Nov 24. [PubMed:19934256 ]
General function:
Involved in DNA binding
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Steroid hormone receptors are ligand-activated transcription factors that regulate eukaryotic gene expression and affect cellular proliferation and differentiation in target tissues. Transcription factor activity is modulated by bound coactivator and corepressor proteins. Transcription activation is down-regulated by NR0B2. Activated, but not phosphorylated, by HIPK3
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  1. Cen Y, Li K, Liu XX: [Effect of nandrolone phenylpropionate on expression of hepatic albumin-mRNA and androgen receptor in burned rats]. Zhongguo Xiu Fu Chong Jian Wai Ke Za Zhi. 2003 Nov;17(6):439-41. [PubMed:14663936 ]
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