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Title: Ganaxolone
CAS Registry Number: 38398-32-2
CAS Name: (3a,5a)-3-Hydroxy-3-methylpregnan-20-one
Manufacturers' Codes: CCD-1042
Molecular Formula: C22H36O2
Molecular Weight: 332.52
Percent Composition: C 79.46%, H 10.91%, O 9.62%
Literature References: Synthetic analog of the neuroactive steroids known as epalons that allosterically modulate the g-aminobutyric acid type A (GABAA) receptor. Prepn: M. C. Cook et al., DE 2162555; eidem, US 3953429 (1972, 1976 both to Glaxo); D. J. Hogenkamp et al., J. Med. Chem. 40, 61 (1997). Binding study and anticonvulsant activity: R. B. Carter et al., J. Pharmacol. Exp. Ther. 280, 1284 (1997). Clinical pharmacology: E. P. Monaghan et al., Epilepsia 38, 1026 (1997). Determn in serum by HPLC-MS-MS: K. Ramu et al., J. Chromatogr. B 751, 49 (2001).
Properties: White crystals from methanol, mp 190-192°. [a]D +103°. Insol in aqueous media.
Melting point: mp 190-192°
Optical Rotation: [a]D +103°
Therap-Cat: Anticonvulsant; antimigraine.
Keywords: Anticonvulsant; Antimigraine.

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