Catalog Number: 1530
Alternate Names: Mevinolin
Chemical Name: (2S)-(1S,3R,7S,8S,8aR)-1,2,3,7,8,8a-Hexahydro-3,7-dimethyl-8-[2-[(2R,4R)-tetrahydro-4-hydroxy-6-oxo-2H-pyran-2-yl]ethyl]-1-naphthalenyl-2-methyl butanoate
Biological Activity
Potent, competitive inhibitor of HMG-CoA reductase (Ki = 0.6 nM) therefore decreases cholesterol biosynthesis, in vitro and in vivo. Decreases CDK2, 4, 6 and cyclin E levels and induces G1 arrest and apoptosis in tumor cell lines in vitro. Inactive lactam prodrug of lovastatin hydroxy acid, naturally bioactivated in vivo following oral administration.
Technical Data
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    Soluble to 50 mM in ethanol with gentle warming and to 100 mM in DMSO
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    Store at RT
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Background References
  1. Discovery, biochemistry and biology of lovastatin.
    Am.J.Cardiol., 1988;62:10J
  2. Mevinolin: a highly potent competitive inhibitor of hydroxymethylglutaryl-coenzyme A reductase and a cholesterol-lowering agent.
    Alberts et al.
    Proc.Natl.Acad.Sci.U.S.A., 1980;77:3957
  3. Lovastatin-induced inhibition of HL-60 cell proliferation via cell cycle arrest and apoptosis.
    Park et al.
    Anticancer Res., 1999;19:3133
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