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Version3.6
Creation Date2012-09-06 15:16:51 UTC
Update Date2016-02-11 01:31:33 UTC
HMDB IDHMDB15125
Secondary Accession NumbersNone
Metabolite Identification
Common NameExemestane
DescriptionExemestane is an oral steroidal aromatase inhibitor used in the adjuvant treatment of hormonally-responsive (also called hormone-receptor-positive, estrogen-responsive) breast cancer in postmenopausal women. It acts as a false substrate for the aromatase enzyme, and is processed to an intermediate that binds irreversibly to the active site of the enzyme causing its inactivation.
Structure
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Synonyms
ValueSource
6-Methyleneandrosta-1,4-diene-3,17-dioneChEBI
ExemestanoChEBI
ExemestanumChEBI
Chemical FormulaC20H24O2
Average Molecular Weight296.4034
Monoisotopic Molecular Weight296.177630012
IUPAC Name(1S,2R,10R,11S,15S)-2,15-dimethyl-8-methylidenetetracyclo[8.7.0.0²,⁷.0¹¹,¹⁵]heptadeca-3,6-diene-5,14-dione
Traditional Nameexemestane
CAS Registry Number107868-30-4
SMILES
[H][C@@]12CCC(=O)[C@@]1(C)CC[C@@]1([H])[C@@]2([H])CC(=C)C2=CC(=O)C=C[C@]12C
InChI Identifier
InChI=1S/C20H24O2/c1-12-10-14-15-4-5-18(22)20(15,3)9-7-16(14)19(2)8-6-13(21)11-17(12)19/h6,8,11,14-16H,1,4-5,7,9-10H2,2-3H3/t14-,15-,16-,19+,20-/m0/s1
InChI KeyInChIKey=BFYIZQONLCFLEV-DAELLWKTSA-N
Chemical Taxonomy
DescriptionThis compound belongs to the class of organic compounds known as androgens and derivatives. These are 3-hydroxylated C19 steroid hormones. They are known to favor the development of masculine characteristics. They also show profound effects on scalp and body hair in humans.
KingdomOrganic compounds
Super ClassLipids and lipid-like molecules
ClassSteroids and steroid derivatives
Sub ClassAndrostane steroids
Direct ParentAndrogens and derivatives
Alternative Parents
Substituents
  • Androgen-skeleton
  • Oxosteroid
  • 17-oxosteroid
  • 3-oxosteroid
  • 3-oxo-delta-1,4-steroid
  • Delta-1,4-steroid
  • Cyclic ketone
  • Ketone
  • Hydrocarbon derivative
  • Organooxygen compound
  • Carbonyl group
  • Aliphatic homopolycyclic compound
Molecular FrameworkAliphatic homopolycyclic compounds
External Descriptors
Ontology
StatusExpected but not Quantified
Origin
  • Drug
Biofunction
  • Antineoplastic Agents
  • Aromatase Inhibitors
  • Cell signaling
  • Fuel and energy storage
  • Fuel or energy source
  • Membrane integrity/stability
Application
  • Nutrients
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Stabilizers
  • Surfactants and Emulsifiers
Cellular locations
  • Extracellular
  • Membrane
Physical Properties
StateSolid
Experimental Properties
PropertyValueReference
Melting Point155.13 °CNot Available
Boiling PointNot AvailableNot Available
Water Solubility6.83e-03 g/LNot Available
LogP3.7Not Available
Predicted Properties
PropertyValueSource
Water Solubility0.0068 mg/mLALOGPS
logP2.67ALOGPS
logP3.87ChemAxon
logS-4.6ALOGPS
pKa (Strongest Acidic)19.96ChemAxon
pKa (Strongest Basic)-5ChemAxon
Physiological Charge0ChemAxon
Hydrogen Acceptor Count2ChemAxon
Hydrogen Donor Count0ChemAxon
Polar Surface Area34.14 Å2ChemAxon
Rotatable Bond Count0ChemAxon
Refractivity89.03 m3·mol-1ChemAxon
Polarizability33.71 Å3ChemAxon
Number of Rings4ChemAxon
Bioavailability1ChemAxon
Rule of FiveYesChemAxon
Ghose FilterYesChemAxon
Veber's RuleYesChemAxon
MDDR-like RuleYesChemAxon
Spectra
Spectra
Spectrum TypeDescriptionSplash Key
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 10V, PositiveNot Available
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 20V, PositiveNot Available
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 40V, PositiveNot Available
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 10V, NegativeNot Available
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 20V, NegativeNot Available
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 40V, NegativeNot Available
Biological Properties
Cellular Locations
  • Extracellular
  • 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 DB00990
  • Not Applicable
details
UrineExpected but not QuantifiedNot ApplicableNot AvailableNot AvailableTaking drug identified by DrugBank entry DB00990
  • Not Applicable
details
Abnormal Concentrations
Not Available
Associated Disorders and Diseases
Disease ReferencesNone
Associated OMIM IDsNone
DrugBank IDDB00990
DrugBank Metabolite IDNot Available
Phenol Explorer Compound IDNot Available
Phenol Explorer Metabolite IDNot Available
FoodDB IDNot Available
KNApSAcK IDNot Available
Chemspider ID54278
KEGG Compound IDC08162
BioCyc IDNot Available
BiGG IDNot Available
Wikipedia LinkExemestane
NuGOwiki LinkHMDB15125
Metagene LinkHMDB15125
METLIN IDNot Available
PubChem Compound60198
PDB IDEXM
ChEBI ID4953
References
Synthesis ReferenceNot Available
Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS)Not Available
General References
  1. Robinson A: A review of the use of exemestane in early breast cancer. Ther Clin Risk Manag. 2009 Feb;5(1):91-8. Epub 2009 Mar 26. [19436613 ]
  2. Untch M, Jackisch C: Exemestane in early breast cancer: a review. Ther Clin Risk Manag. 2008 Dec;4(6):1295-304. [19337436 ]
  3. Abrial C, Durando X, Mouret-Reynier MA, Thivat E, Bayet-Robert M, Nayl B, Dubray P, Pomel C, Chollet P, Penault-Llorca F: Role of neo-adjuvant hormonal therapy in the treatment of breast cancer: a review of clinical trials. Int J Gen Med. 2009 Jul 30;2:129-40. [20360896 ]
  4. Nabholtz JM: Long-term safety of aromatase inhibitors in the treatment of breast cancer. Ther Clin Risk Manag. 2008 Feb;4(1):189-204. [18728707 ]
  5. Coombes RC, Kilburn LS, Snowdon CF, Paridaens R, Coleman RE, Jones SE, Jassem J, Van de Velde CJ, Delozier T, Alvarez I, Del Mastro L, Ortmann O, Diedrich K, Coates AS, Bajetta E, Holmberg SB, Dodwell D, Mickiewicz E, Andersen J, Lonning PE, Cocconi G, Forbes J, Castiglione M, Stuart N, Stewart A, Fallowfield LJ, Bertelli G, Hall E, Bogle RG, Carpentieri M, Colajori E, Subar M, Ireland E, Bliss JM: Survival and safety of exemestane versus tamoxifen after 2-3 years' tamoxifen treatment (Intergroup Exemestane Study): a randomised controlled trial. Lancet. 2007 Feb 17;369(9561):559-70. [17307102 ]

Enzymes

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. Robinson A: A review of the use of exemestane in early breast cancer. Ther Clin Risk Manag. 2009 Feb;5(1):91-8. Epub 2009 Mar 26. [19436613 ]
  2. 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. Chen X, Ji ZL, Chen YZ: TTD: Therapeutic Target Database. Nucleic Acids Res. 2002 Jan 1;30(1):412-5. [11752352 ]
  2. Koutras A, Giannopoulou E, Kritikou I, Antonacopoulou A, Evans TR, Papavassiliou AG, Kalofonos H: Antiproliferative effect of exemestane in lung cancer cells. Mol Cancer. 2009 Nov 24;8:109. [19930708 ]
  3. Robinson A: A review of the use of exemestane in early breast cancer. Ther Clin Risk Manag. 2009 Feb;5(1):91-8. Epub 2009 Mar 26. [19436613 ]
  4. Untch M, Jackisch C: Exemestane in early breast cancer: a review. Ther Clin Risk Manag. 2008 Dec;4(6):1295-304. [19337436 ]
  5. Barnadas A, Gil M, Gonzalez S, Tusquets I, Munoz M, Arcusa A, Prieto L, Margeli-Vila M, Moreno A: Exemestane as primary treatment of oestrogen receptor-positive breast cancer in postmenopausal women: a phase II trial. Br J Cancer. 2009 Feb 10;100(3):442-9. Epub 2009 Jan 20. [19156139 ]
  6. Abrial C, Durando X, Mouret-Reynier MA, Thivat E, Bayet-Robert M, Nayl B, Dubray P, Pomel C, Chollet P, Penault-Llorca F: Role of neo-adjuvant hormonal therapy in the treatment of breast cancer: a review of clinical trials. Int J Gen Med. 2009 Jul 30;2:129-40. [20360896 ]
  7. Nabholtz JM: Long-term safety of aromatase inhibitors in the treatment of breast cancer. Ther Clin Risk Manag. 2008 Feb;4(1):189-204. [18728707 ]
  8. Brueggemeier RW: Update on the use of aromatase inhibitors in breast cancer. Expert Opin Pharmacother. 2006 Oct;7(14):1919-30. [17020418 ]
  9. Brueggemeier RW, Hackett JC, Diaz-Cruz ES: Aromatase inhibitors in the treatment of breast cancer. Endocr Rev. 2005 May;26(3):331-45. Epub 2005 Apr 6. [15814851 ]
  10. 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 ]