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4-Acetylbutyric acid is used in the synthesis of selective indomethacin analogues for AKR1C3 inhibition in the treatment of castrate-resistant prostate cancer. It is also used to prepare PARP inhibitors for the treatment of cancer.
Andy J. Liedtke; Adegoke O. Adenij; Mo Chen; Michael C. Byrns; Yi Jin; David W. Christianson; Lawrence J. Marnett and Trevor M. Penning. Development of Potent and Selective Indomethacin Analogues for the Inhibition of AKR1C3 (Type 5 17β-Hydroxysteroid Dehydrogenase/Prostaglandin F Synthase) in Castrate-Resistant Prostate Cancer.J. Med. Chem.2013, 56 (6), 2429-2446.
Hazard Statements: H315-H319
Causes skin irritation. Causes serious eye irritation.
Precautionary Statements: P264b-P280-P302+P352-P305+P351+P338-P332+P313-P362
Wash face, hands and any exposed skin thoroughly after handling Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection. IF ON SKIN: Wash with plenty of soap and water. IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. If skin irritation occurs: Get medical advice/attention. Take off contaminated clothing and wash before reuse.