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Lovastatin is a potent, competitive inhibitor of HMG-CoA reductase (Ki = 0.6 nM) therefore decreases cholesterol biosynthesis, in vitro and in vivo. Indirectly inhibits Rho-GTPase activity by depleting intracellular pool of isoprene residues. 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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|Storage||Store at RT|
The technical data provided above is for guidance only. For batch specific data refer to the Certificate of Analysis.
Tocris products are intended for laboratory research use only, unless stated otherwise.
|Solvent||Max Conc. mg/mL||Max Conc. mM|
|ethanol||20.23||50 with gentle warming|
The following data is based on the product molecular weight 404.54. Batch specific molecular weights may vary from batch to batch due to the degree of hydration, which will affect the solvent volumes required to prepare stock solutions.
|Concentration / Solvent Volume / Mass||1 mg||5 mg||10 mg|
|1 mM||2.47 mL||12.36 mL||24.72 mL|
|5 mM||0.49 mL||2.47 mL||4.94 mL|
|10 mM||0.25 mL||1.24 mL||2.47 mL|
|50 mM||0.05 mL||0.25 mL||0.49 mL|
References are publications that support the biological activity of the product.
Alberts (1988) Discovery, biochemistry and biology of lovas. 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
Park et al (1999) Lovastatin-induced inhibition of HL-60 cell proliferation via cell cycle arrest and apoptosis. Anticancer Res. 19 3133 PMID: 10652602
Ziegler et al (2017) Rho inhibition by lovas. affects apoptosis and DSB repair of primary human lung cells in vitro and lung tissue in vivo following fractionated irradiation. Cell Death Dis. 8 e2978 PMID: 28796249
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Citations are publications that use Tocris products. Selected citations for Lovastatin include:
Horlbeck et al (2018) Mapping the Genetic Landscape of Human Cells. Cell 174 953 PMID: 30033366
Saqcena et al (2015) Apoptotic effects of high-dose rapamycin occur in S-phase of the cell cycle. Oncotarget 14 2285 PMID: 25945415
Nölting et al (2014) Combination of 13-Cis retinoic acid and lovastatin: marked antitumor potential in vivo in a pheochromocytoma allograft model in female athymic nude mice. Endocrinology 155 2377 PMID: 24762141
Rojo-Arreola et al (2014) Chemical and genetic validation of the statin drug target to treat the helminth disease, schistosomiasis. PLoS One 9 e87594 PMID: 24489942
Leznicki et al (2018) Expansion of DUB functionality generated by alternative isoforms - USP35, a case study. J Cell Sci 131 PMID: 29685892
Park et al (2016) Pyrin inflammasome activation and RhoA signaling in the autoinflammatory diseases FMF and HIDS. Nat Immunol 17 914 PMID: 27270401
Kah et al (2012) Selective induction of apoptosis by HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors in hepatoma cells and dependence on p53 expression. Oncol Rep 28 1077 PMID: 22710979
Buchovecky et al (2013) A suppressor screen in Mecp2 mutant mice implicates cholesterol metabolism in Rett syndrome. Nat Genet 45 1013 PMID: 23892605
Ibrahim et al (2015) The Effects of Targeted Deliveries of lovas. 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
Roche et al (2018) Trafficking of cholesterol to the ER is required for NLRP3 inflammasome activation. J Cell Biol 217 3560 PMID: 30054450
Vainio et al (2011) Phospholipase PLA2G7, associated with aggressive prostate cancer, promotes prostate cancer cell migration and invasion and is inhibited by STAT. J Neurosci 2 1176 PMID: 22202492
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