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 ActivitySimvastatin is a 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, induction of ferroptosis, and anticancer and anti-inflammatory activity. Inactive lactone prodrug of simvastatin hydroxy acid, naturally bioactivated in vivo following oral administration.
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STAT and bone formation.
Garrett et al.
Potential anticancer effects of STAT: fact or fiction?
Kaushal et al.
Pharmacological effects of HMG CoA reductase inhibitors other than lipoprotein modulation.
Preclinical pharmacokinetics of STAT.
Reinoso et al.
Methods Find.Exp.Clin.Pharmacol., 2002;24:593
Citations for Simvastatin
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Chemical and genetic validation of the statin drug target to treat the helminth disease, schistosomiasis.
Authors: Rojo-Arreola Et al.
PLoS One 2014;9:e87594
Acute SimV. inhibits K ATP channels of porcine coronary artery myocytes.
Authors: Seto Et al.
Br J Pharmacol 2013;8:e66404
Phospholipase PLA2G7, associated with aggressive prostate cancer, promotes prostate cancer cell migration and invasion and is inhibited by STAT.
Authors: Vainio Et al.
Pharmacol Res Perspect 2011;2:1176
Modulation by SimV. of iberiotoxin-sensitive, Ca2+-activated K+ channels of porcine coronary artery smooth muscle cells.
Authors: Seto Et al.
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I used this drug to test the role of mevalonate pathway in joint integrity