Fertirelin

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CAS number: 
38234-21-8 (net)
66002-66-2 (acetate)

Sequence
5-oxoPro-His-Trp-Ser-Tyr-Gly-Leu-Arg-Pro-NHCH2CH3

Molecular formula: C55H76N16O12

Molecular weight: 1153.32 a.m.u.

Fields of Application
Veterinary: Ovarian follicular cysts in cattle
Induction of ovulation

Description
Fertirelin is a luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone (LHRH) agonist intended for the treatment of ovarian follicular cysts in cattle and for the improvement of conception rates in this species.

In laboratory species and food producing animals, fertirelin is rapidly excreted and metabolised. The half-life in mammalian species is measured in minutes. In the target species, cattle, there was no accumulation of residues in edible tissues. It is not orally bioavailable and moreover the major metabolites are likely to be naturally occurring aminoacids arising as a result of enzymatic breakdown in the gastrointestinal tract.

Administration:
Regular injectable form.