equilenin


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eq·ui·len·in

(ek'wi-len'in),
A weakly estrogenic steroid isolated from urine of pregnant mares.
[L. equa, mare]
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Compound % cross-reactivity [E.sub.1] S 100 [E.sub.1] 4.9 Estrone glucuronide 3.4 170 [beta]-Estradiol 3-sulfate 1.0 170 [beta]-Estradiol 0.3 170 [beta]-Estradiol glucuronide 0.1 Equilin <0.1 Equilenin 2.3 DHEA sulfate <0.1 Estriol 3-sulfate <0.1 Estriol 3-glucuronide <0.1 Pregnanolone sulfate <0.1 (a) All other related steroids showed <0.1% cross-reactivity.
In addition, metabolism of equilin to equilenin and 17-hydroxyequilenin may contribute to the estrogen stimulatory effect of [conjugated estrogen] therapy." (14)