Cyclopentanohydrophenanthrene Ring System Containing Patents (Class 552/502)
  • Patent number: 4954446
    Abstract: Invented are substituted acrylate analogues of steroidal synthetic compounds, pharmaceutial compositions containing the compounds, and methods of using these compounds to inhibit steroid 5-.alpha.-reductase including using these compounds to reduce prostate size. Also invented are intermediates used in preparing these compounds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 1989
    Date of Patent: September 4, 1990
    Assignee: SmithKline Beecham Corporation
    Inventors: Dennis A. Holt, Mark A. Levy, Brian W. Metcalf
  • Patent number: 4943566
    Abstract: A compound selected from the group consisting of compounds of the formula ##STR1## wherein R.sub.1 is an organo of 1 to 18 carbon atoms optionally containing at least one heteroatom connected to the C ring by a carbon atom, R.sub.2 is methyl or ethyl, the A and B rings being selected from the group consisting of ##STR2## Re is selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, optionally substituted alkyl of 1 to 6 carbon atoms and acyl and the D ring is selected from the group consisting of ##STR3## one of R.sub.3 and R.sub.4 is selected from the group consisting of hydroxy, protected hydroxy, acyl and alkoxy and the other is an optionally substituted aryl, R.sub.5 is an optionally substituted aryl and their non-toxic, pharmaceutically acceptable salts with acids and bases with the proviso that when the A and B rings are ##STR4## R.sub.1 is ##STR5## R.sub.2 is methyl, R.sub.3 is --OH, R.sub.4 is phenyl having anti proliferative properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 1988
    Date of Patent: July 24, 1990
    Assignee: Roussel Uclafi
    Inventors: Lucien Nedelec, Francois Nique, Daniel Philibert, Martine Moguilewsky, Marie-Madeleine Bouton