Simvastatin

Simvastatin

$132.00 - 25 mg

$462.00 - 100 mg

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Code
BIA-S1276
Synonyms
MK-733
CAS #
79902-63-9
Molecular Formula
C25H38O5
Molecular Weight
418.6
Purity
>95% by HPLC
Long Term Storage
-20°C
Solubility
Soluble in ethanol, methanol, DMF or DMSO. Limited water solubility.
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Application Notes

Simvastatin is semi-synthetic, slightly more hydrophobic analogue of lovastatin. Like lovastatin, simvastatin is a specific inhibitor of HMG-CoA reductase and is used therapeutically to reduce LDL cholesterol. More recently, the statins have become important biochemical probes in cell biology. Their involvement in many events can be correlated to their primary mode of action, however, the mechanism of action of many other effects is less apparent.

References

  • Hoffman W. F. US Patent 4,444,784 (1984).
  • Lovastatin and simvastatin are modulators of the proteasome. Wojcik C. et al., Int. J. Biochem. Cell Biol. 2000, 32, 957.
  • 3-Hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl CoA reductase inhibitors prevent high glucose-induced proliferation of mesangial cells via modulation of Rho GTPase/p21 signaling pathway: Implications for diabetic nephropathy. Danesh F. R. et al., Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 2002, 99, 8301.

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