Catalog Number: 1965
Chemical Name: (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-naphthalenyly-2,2-dimethyl butanoate
Biological Activity
HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor; decreases levels of low density lipoprotein. Has multiple biological effects including bone formation stimulation, inhibition of smooth muscle cell proliferation and migration, and anticancer and anti-inflammatory activity. Inactive lactone prodrug of simvastatin hydroxy acid, naturally bioactivated in vivo following oral administration.
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    Soluble to 50 mM in DMSO and to 75 mM in ethanol
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    Desiccate at -20°C
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Background References
  1. Statins and bone formation.
    Garrett et al.
    Curr.Pharm.Des., 2001;7:715
  2. Potential anticancer effects of statins: fact or fiction?
    Kaushal et al.
    Endothelium, 2003;10:49
  3. Pharmacological effects of HMG CoA reductase inhibitors other than lipoprotein modulation.
    J.Clin.Pharmacol., 1999;39:111
  4. Preclinical pharmacokinetics of statins.
    Reinoso et al.
    Methods Find.Exp.Clin.Pharmacol., 2002;24:593

The citations listed below are publications that use Tocris products. Selected citations for Simvastatin include:

Showing Results 1 - 3 of 3

  1. Acute simvastatin inhibits K ATP channels of porcine coronary artery myocytes.
    Authors: Seto Et al.
    Br J Pharmacol
  2. Phospholipase PLA2G7, associated with aggressive prostate cancer, promotes prostate cancer cell migration and invasion and is inhibited by statins.
    Authors: Vainio Et al.
    Pharmacol Res Perspect
  3. Modulation by simvastatin of iberiotoxin-sensitive, Ca2+-activated K+ channels of porcine coronary artery smooth muscle cells.
    Authors: Seto Et al.
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