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Version3.6
Creation Date2012-09-06 15:16:51 UTC
Update Date2016-02-11 01:31:02 UTC
HMDB IDHMDB15020
Secondary Accession NumbersNone
Metabolite Identification
Common NameClomifene
DescriptionClomifene is only found in individuals that have used or taken this drug. It is a triphenyl ethylene stilbene derivative which is an estrogen agonist or antagonist depending on the target tissue. [PubChem]Clomifene has both estrogenic and anti-estrogenic properties, but its precise mechanism of action has not been determined. Clomifene appears to stumulate the release of gonadotropins, follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH), and leuteinizing hormone (LH), which leads to the development and maturation of ovarian follicle, ovulation, and subsequent development and function of the coprus luteum, thus resulting in pregnancy. Gonadotropin release may result from direct stimulation of the hypothalamic-pituitary axis or from a decreased inhibitory influence of estrogens on the hypothalamic-pituitary axis by competing with the endogenous estrogens of the uterus, pituitary, or hypothalamus. Clomifene has no apparent progestational, androgenic, or antrandrogenic effects and does not appear to interfere with pituitary-adrenal or pituitary-thyroid function.
Structure
Thumb
Synonyms
ValueSource
2-(4-(2-chloro-1,2-Diphenylethenyl)phenoxy)-N,N-diethylethanamineChEBI
2-(P-(2-chloro-1,2-Diphenylvinyl)phenoxy)triethylamineChEBI
2-(P-(beta-chloro-alpha-Phenylstyryl)phenoxy)triethylamineChEBI
ClomifenoChEBI
ClomifenumChEBI
2-(P-(b-chloro-a-Phenylstyryl)phenoxy)triethylamineGenerator
2-(P-(β-chloro-α-phenylstyryl)phenoxy)triethylamineGenerator
ChlomapheneHMDB
ChloramifeneHMDB
ChloramipheneHMDB
CisclomipheneHMDB
Clomifene citrateHMDB
ClomipheneHMDB
Clomiphene citrateHMDB
Clomiphene citrate (Z,e)HMDB
Racemic clomiphene citrateHMDB
Zuclomiphene citrateHMDB
Chemical FormulaC26H28ClNO
Average Molecular Weight405.96
Monoisotopic Molecular Weight405.18594223
IUPAC Name{2-[4-(2-chloro-1,2-diphenylethenyl)phenoxy]ethyl}diethylamine
Traditional Namepioner
CAS Registry Number911-45-5
SMILES
CCN(CC)CCOC1=CC=C(C=C1)C(=C(Cl)C1=CC=CC=C1)C1=CC=CC=C1
InChI Identifier
InChI=1S/C26H28ClNO/c1-3-28(4-2)19-20-29-24-17-15-22(16-18-24)25(21-11-7-5-8-12-21)26(27)23-13-9-6-10-14-23/h5-18H,3-4,19-20H2,1-2H3/b26-25+
InChI KeyInChIKey=GKIRPKYJQBWNGO-OCEACIFDSA-N
Chemical Taxonomy
DescriptionThis compound belongs to the class of organic compounds known as stilbenes. These are organic compounds containing a 1,2-diphenylethylene moiety. Stilbenes (C6-C2-C6 ) are derived from the common phenylpropene (C6-C3) skeleton building block. The introduction of one or more hydroxyl groups to a phenyl ring lead to stilbenoids.
KingdomOrganic compounds
Super ClassPhenylpropanoids and polyketides
ClassStilbenes
Sub ClassNot Available
Direct ParentStilbenes
Alternative Parents
Substituents
  • Stilbene
  • Diphenylmethane
  • Phenylpropene
  • Phenol ether
  • Alkyl aryl ether
  • Benzenoid
  • Monocyclic benzene moiety
  • Tertiary aliphatic amine
  • Tertiary amine
  • Chloroalkene
  • Haloalkene
  • Vinyl halide
  • Vinyl chloride
  • Ether
  • Hydrocarbon derivative
  • Organooxygen compound
  • Organonitrogen compound
  • Organochloride
  • Organohalogen compound
  • Amine
  • Aromatic homomonocyclic compound
Molecular FrameworkAromatic homomonocyclic compounds
External Descriptors
Ontology
StatusExpected but not Quantified
Origin
  • Drug
Biofunction
  • Estrogen Antagonists
  • Fertility Agents, Female
  • Selective Estrogen Receptor Modulators
Application
  • Pharmaceutical
Cellular locations
  • Cytoplasm
  • Membrane
Physical Properties
StateSolid
Experimental Properties
PropertyValueReference
Melting PointNot AvailableNot Available
Boiling PointNot AvailableNot Available
Water Solubility4.14e-04 g/LNot Available
LogP7.2Not Available
Predicted Properties
PropertyValueSource
Water Solubility0.000414 mg/mLALOGPS
logP6.08ALOGPS
logP6.47ChemAxon
logS-6ALOGPS
pKa (Strongest Basic)9.31ChemAxon
Physiological Charge1ChemAxon
Hydrogen Acceptor Count2ChemAxon
Hydrogen Donor Count0ChemAxon
Polar Surface Area12.47 Å2ChemAxon
Rotatable Bond Count9ChemAxon
Refractivity133.76 m3·mol-1ChemAxon
Polarizability46.7 Å3ChemAxon
Number of Rings3ChemAxon
Bioavailability1ChemAxon
Rule of FiveYesChemAxon
Ghose FilterYesChemAxon
Veber's RuleYesChemAxon
MDDR-like RuleYesChemAxon
Spectra
SpectraNot Available
Biological Properties
Cellular Locations
  • Cytoplasm
  • Membrane
Biofluid Locations
  • Blood
  • Urine
Tissue LocationNot Available
PathwaysNot Available
Normal Concentrations
BiofluidStatusValueAgeSexConditionReferenceDetails
BloodExpected but not QuantifiedNot ApplicableNot AvailableNot AvailableTaking drug identified by DrugBank entry DB00882
  • Not Applicable
details
UrineExpected but not QuantifiedNot ApplicableNot AvailableNot AvailableTaking drug identified by DrugBank entry DB00882
  • Not Applicable
details
Abnormal Concentrations
Not Available
Associated Disorders and Diseases
Disease ReferencesNone
Associated OMIM IDsNone
DrugBank IDDB00882
DrugBank Metabolite IDNot Available
Phenol Explorer Compound IDNot Available
Phenol Explorer Metabolite IDNot Available
FoodDB IDNot Available
KNApSAcK IDNot Available
Chemspider ID1265967
KEGG Compound IDC06917
BioCyc IDNot Available
BiGG IDNot Available
Wikipedia LinkClomifene
NuGOwiki LinkHMDB15020
Metagene LinkHMDB15020
METLIN IDNot Available
PubChem Compound1548953
PDB IDNot Available
ChEBI ID192984
References
Synthesis ReferenceNot Available
Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS)Not Available
General References
  1. Hughes E, Brown J, Collins JJ, Vanderkerchove P: Clomiphene citrate for unexplained subfertility in women. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2010 Jan 20;(1):CD000057. [20091498 ]
  2. Brown J, Farquhar C, Beck J, Boothroyd C, Hughes E: Clomiphene and anti-oestrogens for ovulation induction in PCOS. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2009 Oct 7;(4):CD002249. [19821295 ]
  3. [No authors listed]Use of clomiphene citrate in women. Fertil Steril. 2006 Nov;86(5 Suppl 1):S187-93. [17055820 ]
  4. Homburg R: Oral agents for ovulation induction--clomiphene citrate versus aromatase inhibitors. Hum Fertil (Camb). 2008 Mar;11(1):17-22. [18320435 ]
  5. Homburg R: Clomiphene citrate--end of an era? A mini-review. Hum Reprod. 2005 Aug;20(8):2043-51. Epub 2005 May 5. [15878925 ]
  6. Purvin VA: Visual disturbance secondary to clomiphene citrate. Arch Ophthalmol. 1995 Apr;113(4):482-4. [7710399 ]
  7. Fritz MA, Holmes RT, Keenan EJ: Effect of clomiphene citrate treatment on endometrial estrogen and progesterone receptor induction in women. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 1991 Jul;165(1):177-85. [1906682 ]
  8. Hayon T, Atlas L, Levy E, Dvilansky A, Shpilberg O, Nathan I: Multifactorial activities of nonsteroidal antiestrogens against leukemia. Cancer Detect Prev. 2003;27(5):389-96. [14585326 ]

Enzymes

General function:
Involved in monooxygenase activity
Specific function:
Catalyzes the side-chain cleavage reaction of cholesterol to pregnenolone.
Gene Name:
CYP11A1
Uniprot ID:
P05108
Molecular weight:
60101.87
References
  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. Epub 2009 Nov 24. [19934256 ]
General function:
Involved in monooxygenase activity
Specific function:
Cytochromes P450 are a group of heme-thiolate monooxygenases. In liver microsomes, this enzyme is involved in an NADPH-dependent electron transport pathway. It performs a variety of oxidation reactions (e.g. caffeine 8-oxidation, omeprazole sulphoxidation, midazolam 1'-hydroxylation and midazolam 4-hydroxylation) of structurally unrelated compounds, including steroids, fatty acids, and xenobiotics. Acts as a 1,8-cineole 2-exo-monooxygenase. The enzyme also hydroxylates etoposide.
Gene Name:
CYP3A4
Uniprot ID:
P08684
Molecular weight:
57255.585
References
  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. Epub 2009 Nov 24. [19934256 ]
General function:
Involved in monooxygenase activity
Specific function:
Metabolizes several precarcinogens, drugs, and solvents to reactive metabolites. Inactivates a number of drugs and xenobiotics and also bioactivates many xenobiotic substrates to their hepatotoxic or carcinogenic forms.
Gene Name:
CYP2E1
Uniprot ID:
P05181
Molecular weight:
56848.42
References
  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. Epub 2009 Nov 24. [19934256 ]
General function:
Involved in monooxygenase activity
Specific function:
Cytochromes P450 are a group of heme-thiolate monooxygenases. In liver microsomes, this enzyme is involved in an NADPH-dependent electron transport pathway. It oxidizes a variety of structurally unrelated compounds, including steroids, fatty acids, and xenobiotics.
Gene Name:
CYP1A1
Uniprot ID:
P04798
Molecular weight:
58164.815
References
  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. Epub 2009 Nov 24. [19934256 ]
General function:
Involved in monooxygenase activity
Specific function:
Cytochromes P450 are a group of heme-thiolate monooxygenases. In liver microsomes, this enzyme is involved in an NADPH-dependent electron transport pathway. It oxidizes a variety of structurally unrelated compounds, including steroids, fatty acids, and xenobiotics. Most active in catalyzing 2-hydroxylation. Caffeine is metabolized primarily by cytochrome CYP1A2 in the liver through an initial N3-demethylation. Also acts in the metabolism of aflatoxin B1 and acetaminophen. Participates in the bioactivation of carcinogenic aromatic and heterocyclic amines. Catalizes the N-hydroxylation of heterocyclic amines and the O-deethylation of phenacetin.
Gene Name:
CYP1A2
Uniprot ID:
P05177
Molecular weight:
58406.915
References
  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. Epub 2009 Nov 24. [19934256 ]
General function:
Involved in monooxygenase activity
Specific function:
Catalyzes the formation of aromatic C18 estrogens from C19 androgens.
Gene Name:
CYP19A1
Uniprot ID:
P11511
Molecular weight:
57882.48
References
  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. Epub 2009 Nov 24. [19934256 ]
General function:
Involved in monooxygenase activity
Specific function:
Exhibits a high coumarin 7-hydroxylase activity. Can act in the hydroxylation of the anti-cancer drugs cyclophosphamide and ifosphamide. Competent in the metabolic activation of aflatoxin B1. Constitutes the major nicotine C-oxidase. Acts as a 1,4-cineole 2-exo-monooxygenase. Possesses low phenacetin O-deethylation activity.
Gene Name:
CYP2A6
Uniprot ID:
P11509
Molecular weight:
56517.005
References
  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. Epub 2009 Nov 24. [19934256 ]
General function:
Involved in sequence-specific DNA binding transcription factor activity
Specific function:
Nuclear hormone receptor. The steroid hormones and their receptors are involved in the regulation of eukaryotic gene expression and affect cellular proliferation and differentiation in target tissues. Can activate the transcriptional activity of TFF1
Gene Name:
ESR1
Uniprot ID:
P03372
Molecular weight:
66215.4
References
  1. Sasson S: Equilibrium binding analysis of estrogen agonists and antagonists: relation to the activation of the estrogen receptor. Pathol Biol (Paris). 1991 Jan;39(1):59-69. [2011412 ]
  2. Kurosawa T, Hiroi H, Momoeda M, Inoue S, Taketani Y: Clomiphene citrate elicits estrogen agonistic/antagonistic effects differentially via estrogen receptors alpha and beta. Endocr J. 2010;57(6):517-21. Epub 2010 Apr 6. [20379036 ]
  3. Hughes E, Brown J, Collins JJ, Vanderkerchove P: Clomiphene citrate for unexplained subfertility in women. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2010 Jan 20;(1):CD000057. [20091498 ]
  4. Brown J, Farquhar C, Beck J, Boothroyd C, Hughes E: Clomiphene and anti-oestrogens for ovulation induction in PCOS. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2009 Oct 7;(4):CD002249. [19821295 ]
  5. [No authors listed]Use of clomiphene citrate in women. Fertil Steril. 2006 Nov;86(5 Suppl 1):S187-93. [17055820 ]
  6. Overbeek A, Lambalk N: Pharmacogenomics of ovulation induction: facilitating decisions on who, when and how to treat. Pharmacogenomics. 2009 Sep;10(9):1377-9. [19761360 ]
  7. Homburg R: Oral agents for ovulation induction--clomiphene citrate versus aromatase inhibitors. Hum Fertil (Camb). 2008 Mar;11(1):17-22. [18320435 ]
  8. Homburg R: Clomiphene citrate--end of an era? A mini-review. Hum Reprod. 2005 Aug;20(8):2043-51. Epub 2005 May 5. [15878925 ]
  9. Chen X, Ji ZL, Chen YZ: TTD: Therapeutic Target Database. Nucleic Acids Res. 2002 Jan 1;30(1):412-5. [11752352 ]

Transporters

General function:
Involved in ATP binding
Specific function:
Energy-dependent efflux pump responsible for decreased drug accumulation in multidrug-resistant cells
Gene Name:
ABCB1
Uniprot ID:
P08183
Molecular weight:
141477.3
References
  1. Rao US, Fine RL, Scarborough GA: Antiestrogens and steroid hormones: substrates of the human P-glycoprotein. Biochem Pharmacol. 1994 Jul 19;48(2):287-92. [7914405 ]