Chemical Name: (2S)-2-Methyl-(1S,7S,8S,8aR)-1,2,3,7,8,8a-hexahydro-7-methyl-8-[2-[(2R,4R)-tetrahydro-4-hydroxy-6-oxo-2H-pyran-2-yl]ethyl]-1-naphthalenyl butanoate
Biological ActivityMevastatin is an inhibitor of HMG-CoA reductase; decreases cholesterol biosynthesis, in vitro and in vivo. Induces apoptosis, arrests cancer cells in G1 phase and downregulates cdk 2, 4, and 6, cyclin D1 and E1, p21 and p27. Inactive lactam prodrug of mevastatin hydroxy acid, naturally bioactivated in vivo following oral administration.
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Mevastatin, an HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor, reduces stroke damage and upregulates endothelial nitric oxide synthase in mice.
Amin-Hanjani et al.
Effects of compactin, mevalonate and low-density lipoprotein on 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl-coenzyme A reductase activity and low-density lipoprotein-receptor activity in the human hepatoma cell line Hep G2.
Cohen et al.
HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor mevastatin enhances the growth inhibitory effect of butyrate in the colorectal carcinoma cell line Caco-2.
Wachtershauser et al.
Citations for Mevastatin
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A dynamic view of the proteomic landscape during differentiation of ReNcell VM cells, an immortalized human neural progenitor line.
Authors: Song Et al.
Sci Data 2019;6:190016
Cholesterol Metabolism Is a Druggable Axis that Independently Regulates Tau and Amyloid-β in iPSC-Derived Alzheimer's Disease Neurons.
Authors: Kant Et al.
Cell Stem Cell 2019;24:363
Trafficking of cholesterol to the ER is required for NLRP3 inflammasome activation.
Authors: Roche Et al.
J Cell Biol 2018;217:3560
Expansion of DUB functionality generated by alternative isoforms - USP35, a case study.
Authors: Leznicki Et al.
J Cell Sci 2018;131
SREBP-2-deficient and hypomorphic mice reveal roles for SREBP-2 in embryonic development and SREBP-1c expression.
Authors: Vergnes Et al.
J Lipid Res 2016;57:410
Characterization of Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium DT104 invasion in an epithelial cell line (IPEC J2) from porcine small intestine.
Authors: Brown and Price
Vet Microbiol 2007;120:328
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