|Systematic (IUPAC) name|
|(2R,4R,7R)-N- [(1S,2S,4R,7S)- 2-hydroxy- 7-(S)-(1-methylpropyl)- 5,8-dioxo- 4-(propan-2-yl)- 3-oxa- 6,9-diazatricyclo [7.3.0.02,6]dodecan-4-yl]- 6-methyl- 6,11-diazatetracyclo [7.6.1.02,7.012,16] hexadeca- 1(16),9,12,14-tetraene- 4-carboxamide|
|Legal status||℞ Prescription only|
|ATC code||N04 (alpha/beta)|
|Mol. mass||577.715 g/mol|
Epicriptine or beta-dihydroergocryptine is a dopamine agonist of the ergoline class. It constitutes one third of the mixture known as dihydroergocryptine, the other two thirds consisting of alpha-dihydroergocryptine. The alpha differs from the beta form only in the position of a single methyl group, which is a consequence of the biosynthesis in which the proteinogenic amino acid isoleucine is replaced by leucine.
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