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Clinical data
Other names(3Z')-(3a'R,6'R,3R,6R,7R)-3,8-Dihydro-6.6',7.3a'-diligustilide[1]
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Chemical and physical data
Molar mass382.5 g/mol g·mol−1
3D model (JSmol)

3,8-Dihydrodiligustilide is a nonsteroidal phytoprogestogen that is found in Ligusticum chuanxiong.[1][2] It is a potent agonist of the progesterone receptor (EC50 = 90 nM).[1] Another compound in the plant, riligustilide, is also a phytoprogestogen, but is almost 1,000-fold less potent and is very weak in comparison (EC50 ≈ 81 μM).[1]

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  1. ^ a b c d Lim LS, Shen P, Gong YH, Yong EL (2006). "Dimeric progestins from rhizomes of Ligusticum chuanxiong". Phytochemistry. 67 (7): 728–34. doi:10.1016/j.phytochem.2006.01.024. PMID 16516938.
  2. ^ Ahmed, H.M.M.; Yeh, J.Y.; Lin, W.J.; Forsberg, N.E.; Cheng, W.T.K.; Ou, B.R (2014). "Validation of a luciferase bioassay to detect the progestative activity in gilts whose estrus was induced by an uterotonic herb (Ligusticum chuanxiong)". Livestock Science. 163: 159–164. doi:10.1016/j.livsci.2014.02.012. ISSN 1871-1413.