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Record Information
StatusDetected and Quantified
Creation Date2005-11-16 15:48:42 UTC
Update Date2017-12-07 01:16:51 UTC
Secondary Accession Numbers
  • HMDB00416
Metabolite Identification
Common Name17-Hydroxypregnenolone sulfate
Description17-Hydroxypregnenolone sulfate is a precursor steroid. 17-Hydroxypregnenolone is a C21 steroid that is obtained by hydroxylation of pregnenolone at the C17 alpha position.17-Hydroxypregnenolone is considered a prohormone in the formation of dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA), itself a prohormone of the sex steroids (Wikipedia).
17-Hydroxy-pregnenolone sulfateHMDB
17-Hydroxy-pregnenolone sulphateHMDB
17-Hydroxypregnenolone 3-sulfateHMDB
17-Hydroxypregnenolone 3-sulphateHMDB
17-Hydroxypregnenolone sulphateHMDB
17alpha-Hydroxypregnenolone sulfateHMDB
17alpha-Hydroxypregnenolone sulphateHMDB
17b-Hydroxypregnenolone 3-sulfateHMDB
17b-Hydroxypregnenolone 3-sulphateHMDB
17 alpha-Hydroxypregnenolone sulfateMeSH
Chemical FormulaC21H32O6S
Average Molecular Weight412.54
Monoisotopic Molecular Weight412.191959446
IUPAC Name[(1S,2R,10R,11S,14R,15S)-14-acetyl-14-hydroxy-2,15-dimethyltetracyclo[²,⁷.0¹¹,¹⁵]heptadec-7-en-5-yl]oxidanesulfonic acid
Traditional Name17-hydroxypregnenolone sulfate
CAS Registry Number2477-77-2
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
  • 20-oxosteroid
  • Pregnane-skeleton
  • Hydroxysteroid
  • Oxosteroid
  • 17-hydroxysteroid
  • Delta-5-steroid
  • Sulfuric acid ester
  • Alkyl sulfate
  • Sulfate-ester
  • Sulfuric acid monoester
  • Alpha-hydroxy ketone
  • Tertiary alcohol
  • Cyclic alcohol
  • Organic sulfuric acid or derivatives
  • Ketone
  • Alcohol
  • Organic oxide
  • Hydrocarbon derivative
  • Carbonyl group
  • Organooxygen compound
  • Organic oxygen compound
  • Aliphatic homopolycyclic compound
Molecular FrameworkAliphatic homopolycyclic compounds
External Descriptors

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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 Solubility0.02 g/LALOGPS
pKa (Strongest Acidic)-1.4ChemAxon
pKa (Strongest Basic)-3.8ChemAxon
Physiological Charge-1ChemAxon
Hydrogen Acceptor Count5ChemAxon
Hydrogen Donor Count2ChemAxon
Polar Surface Area100.9 ŲChemAxon
Rotatable Bond Count3ChemAxon
Refractivity105.15 m³·mol⁻¹ChemAxon
Polarizability44.61 ųChemAxon
Number of Rings4ChemAxon
Rule of FiveYesChemAxon
Ghose FilterYesChemAxon
Veber's RuleYesChemAxon
MDDR-like RuleYesChemAxon
Spectrum TypeDescriptionSplash Key
Predicted GC-MSPredicted GC-MS Spectrum - GC-MS (Non-derivatized) - 70eV, Positivesplash10-007o-3049000000-9c6e65ea67163f53af17View in MoNA
Predicted GC-MSPredicted GC-MS Spectrum - GC-MS (1 TMS) - 70eV, Positivesplash10-01bc-3017900000-c6ea7d6f70ffeb89f234View in MoNA
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 10V, Positivesplash10-03di-0029700000-274d7e95447f04a41dceView in MoNA
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 20V, Positivesplash10-014i-0069000000-742b7c9d057f124dec29View in MoNA
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 40V, Positivesplash10-00p1-1791000000-fa71d6406119fb6cb914View in MoNA
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 10V, Negativesplash10-03di-0004900000-bb7eb444a33e79f1bc5cView in MoNA
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 20V, Negativesplash10-02ar-1039100000-01f26facb55859a32471View in MoNA
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 40V, Negativesplash10-00m0-6079000000-0a468b106febe627e93eView in MoNA
Biological Properties
Cellular Locations
  • Cytoplasm
  • Extracellular
  • Membrane (predicted from logP)
Biofluid Locations
  • Blood
  • Urine
Tissue Location
  • Adrenal Cortex
  • Kidney
  • Liver
PathwaysNot Available
Normal Concentrations
BloodDetected and Quantified2.0 (1.56-5.03) uMInfant (0-1 year old)BothNormal details
UrineExpected but not Quantified Not AvailableNot AvailableNormal
    Abnormal Concentrations
    Not Available
    Associated Disorders and Diseases
    Disease ReferencesNone
    Associated OMIM IDsNone
    DrugBank IDNot Available
    DrugBank Metabolite IDDBMET00500
    Phenol Explorer Compound IDNot Available
    Phenol Explorer Metabolite IDNot Available
    FoodDB IDFDB022032
    KNApSAcK IDNot Available
    Chemspider ID134824
    KEGG Compound IDNot Available
    BioCyc IDNot Available
    BiGG IDNot Available
    Wikipedia LinkNot Available
    METLIN ID5405
    PubChem Compound152971
    PDB IDNot Available
    ChEBI IDNot Available
    Synthesis ReferenceGasparini, Francis J.; Hochberg, Richard B.; Lieberman, Seymour. Biosynthesis of steroid sulfates by the boar testes. Biochemistry (1976), 15(18), 3969-75.
    Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS)Not Available
    General References
    1. Ohdoi C, Nyhan WL, Kuhara T: Chemical diagnosis of Lesch-Nyhan syndrome using gas chromatography-mass spectrometry detection. J Chromatogr B Analyt Technol Biomed Life Sci. 2003 Jul 15;792(1):123-30. [PubMed:12829005 ]
    2. Shackleton C, Malunowicz E: Apparent pregnene hydroxylation deficiency (APHD): seeking the parentage of an orphan metabolome. Steroids. 2003 Oct;68(9):707-17. [PubMed:14625002 ]
    3. Shimozawa K, Saisho S, Yata J, Kambegawa A: Age-related changes in serum 17-hydroxypregnenolone and 17-hydroxypregnenolone sulfate concentrations in human infancy and childhood. Endocrinol Jpn. 1988 Apr;35(2):189-95. [PubMed:3208699 ]