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Systematic (IUPAC) name
(1S,3E,4S)-3-[(2 E)-2-[(1R,3aS,7aR)-1-

[(E,2R,5R)-5,6-Dimethylhept-3-en-2-yl]-7a-methyl- 2,3,3a,5,6,7-hexahydro-1H-inden-4-ylidene]ethylidene]- 4-methylcyclohexan-1-ol

CAS number 67-96-9
ATC code A11CC02
PubChem 5311071
DrugBank APRD00143
Chemical data
Formula C 28H46O 
Mol. mass 398.664 g/mol
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Protein binding >99%
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Dihydrotachysterol (DHT) is a synthetic vitamin D analog activated in the liver that does not require renal hydroxylation like vitamin D2 (ergocalciferol) and vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol). DHT has a rapid onset of action (2 hours), a shorter half-life, and a greater effect on mineralization of bone salts than does vitamin D.



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