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Other namesThioacetolutamide
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Molar mass437.44 g·mol−1
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Acetothiolutamide is a selective androgen receptor modulator (SARM) derived from the nonsteroidal antiandrogen bicalutamide that was described in 2002 and was one of the first SARMs to be discovered and developed.[1][2][3][4] It is a high-affinity, selective ligand of the androgen receptor (AR) (Ki = 2.1–4.9 nM), where it acts as a full agonist in vitro, and has in vitro potency comparable to that of testosterone.[2][4][5] However, in vivo, acetothiolutamide displayed overall negligible androgenic effects, though significant (albeit very low) anabolic effects were observed at high doses.[2] In addition, notable antiandrogen effects were observed in castrated male rats treated with testosterone propionate.[2] The discrepancy between the in vitro and in vivo actions of acetothiolutamide was determined to be related to rapid plasma clearance and extensive hepatic metabolism into a variety of metabolites with differing pharmacological activity, including AR partial agonism and antagonism.[2][4][6] In accordance with its poor metabolic stability, acetothiolutamide is not orally bioavailable, and shows activity only via injected routes such as subcutaneous and intravenous.[2]

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  2. ^ a b c d e f Yin D, Xu H, He Y, Kirkovsky LI, Miller DD, Dalton JT (March 2003). "Pharmacology, pharmacokinetics, and metabolism of acetothiolutamide, a novel nonsteroidal agonist for the androgen receptor". The Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics. 304 (3): 1323–33. doi:10.1124/jpet.102.040832. PMID 12604713. S2CID 6816508.
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