Catalog Number: 2318
Alternate Names: Eptastatin sodium
Chemical Name: (βR,δR,1S,2S,6S,8S,8aR)-1,2,6,7,8,8a-Hexahydro-β,δ,6-trihydroxy-2-methyl-8-[(2S)-2-methyl-1-oxobutoxy]-1-naphthaleneheptanoic acid monosodium salt
Biological Activity
Water-soluble, competitive inhibitor of 3-hydroxy-3-methyl coenzyme A (HMG-CoA) reductase. Potently blocks cholesterol synthesis in vivo (Ki~ 1 nM) and displays cardioprotective properties.
Technical Data
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  • Solubility:
    Soluble to 100 mM in water and to 100 mM in DMSO
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  • Storage:
    Desiccate at RT
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Background References
  1. Hydrophilicity/lipophilicity: relevance for the pharmacology and clinical effects of HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors.
    Hamelin and Turgeon
    TiPS, 1998;19:26

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  1. Phospholipase PLA2G7, associated with aggressive prostate cancer, promotes prostate cancer cell migration and invasion and is inhibited by statins.
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    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A
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