Rostafuroxin

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Rostafuroxin
Rostafuroxin.svg
Names
Preferred IUPAC name
(1S,3aS,3bR,5aR,7S,9aS,9bS,11aS)-1-(Furan-3-yl)-9a,11a-dimethylhexadecahydro-3aH-cyclopenta[a]phenanthrene-1,3a,7-triol
Identifiers
3D model (JSmol)
UNII
  • C[C@]12CC[C@@H](C[C@H]1CC[C@@H]3[C@@H]2CC[C@]4([C@@]3(CC[C@@]4(C5=COC=C5)O)O)C)O
Properties
C23H34O4
Molar mass 374.521 g·mol−1
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).

Rostafuroxin is a digitoxigenin analog that has been shown to lower blood pressure in an animal model of hypertension.[1] It modulates the effects of the enzyme Na+/K+-ATPase,[1] which maintains sodium and potassium ion gradients across plasma membranes. Rostafuroxin is being studied in clinical trials for the treatment of essential hypertension.[2][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Ferrari, Patrizia; Ferrandi, Mara; Valentini, Giovanni; Bianchi, Giuseppe (2006). "Rostafuroxin: An ouabain antagonist that corrects renal and vascular Na+-K+- ATPase alterations in ouabain and adducin-dependent hypertension". American Journal of Physiology. Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology. 290 (3): R529–R535. doi:10.1152/ajpregu.00518.2005. PMID 16467500.
  2. ^ Ferrari, Patrizia (2010). "Rostafuroxin: An ouabain-inhibitor counteracting specific forms of hypertension". Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA) - Molecular Basis of Disease. 1802 (12): 1254–1258. doi:10.1016/j.BBAdis.2010.01.009. PMID 20083196.
  3. ^ "Efficacy of Rostafuroxin in the Treatment of Essential Hypertension". clinicaltrials.gov.