IUPAC name
Other names
2-OHE1; 2,3-Dihydroxyestra-1,3,5(10)-trien-17-one; Estra-1,3,5(10)-trien-2,3-diol-17-one
3D model (JSmol)
Molar mass 286.371 g/mol
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
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2-Hydroxyestrone (2-OHE1), also known as estra-1,3,5(10)-trien-2,3-diol-17-one, is an endogenous, naturally occurring catechol estrogen and a major metabolite of estrone and estradiol.[1][2][3] It is formed irreversibly from estrone in the liver and to a lesser extent in other tissues via 2-hydroxylation mediated by cytochrome P450 enzymes, mainly the CYP3A and CYP1A subfamilies.[1][3] 2-OHE1 is the most abundant catechol estrogen in the body.[3] It is not significantly uterotrophic in bioassays, whereas other hydroxylated estrogen metabolites including 2-hydroxyestradiol, 16α-hydroxyestrone, estriol (16α-hydroxyestradiol), 4-hydroxyestradiol, and 4-hydroxyestrone all are.[1][4]

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  2. Rakel D (2012). Integrative Medicine. Elsevier Health Sciences. pp. 338–. ISBN 1-4377-1793-4.
  3. 1 2 3 Buchsbaum HJ (6 December 2012). The Menopause. Springer Science & Business Media. pp. 64–65. ISBN 978-1-4612-5525-3.
  4. Bhavnani BR, Nisker JA, Martin J, Aletebi F, Watson L, Milne JK (2000). "Comparison of pharmacokinetics of a conjugated equine estrogen preparation (premarin) and a synthetic mixture of estrogens (C.E.S.) in postmenopausal women". Journal of the Society for Gynecologic Investigation. 7 (3): 175–83. PMID 10865186.

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