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Preferred IUPAC name
Other names
4-MeO-E3; 4-Methoxyestra-1,3,5(10)-triene-3,16α,17β-triol
3D model (JSmol)
  • InChI=1S/C19H26O4/c1-19-8-7-11-10-5-6-15(20)17(23-2)13(10)4-3-12(11)14(19)9-16(21)18(19)22/h5-6,11-12,14,16,18,20-22H,3-4,7-9H2,1-2H3/t11-,12-,14+,16-,18+,19+/m1/s1
  • C[C@]12CC[C@H]3[C@H]([C@@H]1C[C@H]([C@@H]2O)O)CCC4=C3C=CC(=C4OC)O
Molar mass 318.413 g·mol−1
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).

4-Methoxyestriol (4-MeO-E3) is an endogenous estrogen metabolite.[1][2][3][4] It is the 4-methyl ether of 4-hydroxyestriol and a metabolite of estriol and 4-hydroxyestriol.[1][2][3] 4-Methoxyestriol has very low affinities for the estrogen receptors.[4] Its relative binding affinities (RBAs) for estrogen receptor alpha (ERα) and estrogen receptor beta (ERβ) are both about 1% of those of estradiol.[4] For comparison, estriol had RBAs of 11% and 35%, respectively.[4]

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