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What is Drostanolone propionate?

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Dalton Answered May 10 2020

Dromostanolone Propionate is the propionate salt form of dromostanolone, a synthetic anabolic steroid related to dihydrotestosterone that has antiestrogenic effects. Dromostanolone inhibits the growth of estrogen receptor-presenting breast cancers; its virilizing effects limit its clinical usefulness. Drostanolone (also known as dromostanolone) is a modified form of dihydrotestosterone. It differs by the introduction of a methyl group at carbon-2 (alpha), which considerably increases the anabolic strength of the steroid by heightening its resistance to metabolism by the 3-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase enzyme in skeletal muscle tissue. Drostanolone propionate is a modified form of drostanolone, where a carboxylic acid ester (propionic acid) has been attached to the 17-beta hydroxyl group. Esterified steroids are less polar than free steroids, and are absorbed more slowly from the area of injection. Once in the bloodstream, the ester is removed to yield free (active) drostanolone. Esterified steroids are designed to prolong the window of therapeutic effect following administration, allowing for a less frequent injection schedule compared to injections of free (unesterified) steroid. The halflife of drostanolone propionate is approximately two days after injection[1-3].   Fig 1. Chemical structure formula and three-dimensional structure of Drostanolone Propionate   Drostanolone Propionate is a synthetic androgenic anabolic steroid and is approximately 5 times as potent as natural methyltestosterone. Like testosterone and other androgenic hormones, dromostanolone binds to the androgen receptor. This causes downstream genetic transcriptional changes. This ultimately causes retention of nitrogen, potassium, and phosphorus; increases protein anabolism; and decreases amino acid catabolism. The antitumour activity of dromostanolone appears related to reduction or competitive inhibition of prolactin receptors or estrogen receptors or production.   Drostanolone Propionate is a dihydrotestosterone (DHT) derived anabolic steroid. Specifically, Masteron is the DHT hormone that has been structurally altered by the addition of a methyl group at the carbon 2 position, This protects the hormone from the metabolic breakdown by the 3-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase enzyme, which is found in the skeletal muscle. It also greatly increases the hormone’s anabolic nature. This simple structural change is all it takes to create Drostanolone, and from here the small/short Propionate ester is attached in order to control the hormone’s release time. Drostanolone Enanthate can also be found through some underground labs, which does not have to be injected as frequently, but it is somewhat rare compared to the Propionate version. The majority of all Masteron on the market will be Drostanolone Propionate[4]. 

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[1]Marinov L, Tsekova V, Ko?nov K, Velikova M, Micheva D. [Drostanolone propionate (masteril) in disseminated breast cancer in women. Immediate results]. Khirurgiia (Sofiia). 1987;40(6):80-6. [2]Trams G. Effect of drostanolone propionate on the binding of oestradiol and dihydrotestosterone by normal and malignant target tissues. Eur J Cancer. 1977 Feb;13(2):149-53. [3]Chowdhury MS, Banks AJ, Bond WH, Jones WG, Ward HW. A comparison of drostanolone propionate (Masteril) and nandrolone decanoate (Deca-durabolin) in the treatment of breast carcinoma. Clin Oncol. 1976 Sep;2(3):203-6. [4]Marin P, Oden B, and Bjorntorp P. Assimilation and mobilization of triglycerides in subcutaneous abdominal and femoral adipose tissue in vivo in men: effects of androgens. J Clin Endocrinol Metab 80: 239-243, 1995.

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Drostanolone propionate CAS No: 521-12-0 MF: C23H36O3
Appearance White Solid
Density 1.0669 (rough estimate)
Melting Point 114-120°C
Boiling Point 432.53°C (rough estimate)
Refractive Index 1.4700 (estimate)
Flash Point 190.5 oC
Storage temp Controlled Substance, -20?C Freezer
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