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CAS Number 57-91-0
Empirical Formula (Hill Notation) C18H24O2
Molecular Weight 272.38
Estradiol (known as alpha Estradiol or 17 alpha Estradiol) is a biologically active estrogen in human breast cancer cells in tissue culture.17-estradiol and its selective receptor, ER-X, are not part of a classical hormone/receptor endocrine system but of a system with important autocrine/paracrine functions in the developing and adult brain. 17-Estradiol may have enormous implications for hormone replacement strategies at the menopause and in the treatment of such neurodegenerative disorders as Alzheimer’s disease and ischemic stroke.