Cat. No. 1530
Alternative Name: Mevinolin
Chemical Name: (2S)-(1S,3R,7S,8S,8aR)-1,2,3,7,8,8a
Biological ActivityPotent, competitive inhibitor of HMG-CoA reductase (Ki = 0.6 nM) therefore decreases cholesterol biosynthesis, in vitro and in vivo. Decreases CDK2, 4, 6 and cyclin E levels and induces G1 arrest and apoptosis in tumor cell lines in vitro. Inactive lactam prodrug of lovastatin hydroxy acid, naturally bioactivated in vivo following oral administration.
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Park et al (1999) Lovastatin-induced inhibition of HL-60 cell proliferation via cell cycle arrest and apoptosis. Anticancer Res. 19 3133. PMID: 10652602.
Alberts (1988) Discovery, biochemistry and biology of lovastatin. Am.J.Cardiol. 62 10J. PMID: 3055919.
Alberts et al (1980) Mevinolin: a highly potent competitive inhibitor of hydroxymethylglutaryl-coenzyme A reductase and a cholesterol-lowering agent. Proc.Natl.Acad.Sci.U.S.A. 77 3957. PMID: 6933445.
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Citations are publications that use Tocris products. Selected citations for Lovastatin include:
Ibrahim et al (2015) The Effects of Targeted Deliveries of Lovastatin and Tocotrienol on Ossification-Related Gene Expressions in Fracture Healing in an Osteoporosis Rat Model. Int J Environ Res Public Health 12 12958. PMID: 26501302.
Saqcena et al (2015) Apoptotic effects of high-dose rapamycin occur in S-phase of the cell cycle. Oncotarget 14 2285. PMID: 25945415.
Buchovecky et al (2013) A suppressor screen in Mecp2 mutant mice implicates cholesterol metabolism in Rett syndrome. Nat Genet 45 1013. PMID: 23892605.
Vainio et al (2011) Phospholipase PLA2G7, associated with aggressive prostate cancer, promotes prostate cancer cell migration and invasion and is inhibited by statins. J Neurosci 2 1176. PMID: 22202492.
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