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Biological Activity for Mevastatin
Mevastatin is an inhibitor of HMG-CoA reductase; decreases cholesterol biosynthesis, in vitro and in vivo. Induces apoptosis, arrests cancer cells in G1 phase and downregulates cdk 2, 4, and 6, cyclin D1 and E1, p21 and p27. Inactive lactam prodrug of mevastatin hydroxy acid, naturally bioactivated in vivo following oral administration.
Technical Data for Mevastatin
|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.
Solubility Data for Mevastatin
|Solvent||Max Conc. mg/mL||Max Conc. mM|
|ethanol||9.76||25 with gentle warming|
|DMSO||19.53||50 with gentle warming|
Preparing Stock Solutions for Mevastatin
The following data is based on the product molecular weight 390.52. 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|
|0.5 mM||5.12 mL||25.61 mL||51.21 mL|
|2.5 mM||1.02 mL||5.12 mL||10.24 mL|
|5 mM||0.51 mL||2.56 mL||5.12 mL|
|25 mM||0.1 mL||0.51 mL||1.02 mL|
References for Mevastatin
References are publications that support the biological activity of the product.
Amin-Hanjani et al (2001) Mevastatin, an HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor, reduces stroke damage and upregulates endothelial nitric oxide synthase in mice. Stroke 32 980 PMID: 11283400
Cohen et al (1984) Effects of compactin, mevalonate and low-density lipoprotein on 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl-coenzyme A reductase activity and low-density lipoprotein-receptor activity in the human hepatoma cell line Hep G2. Biochem.J. 222 35 PMID: 6089762
Wachtershauser et al (2001) HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor mevastatin enhances the growth inhibitory effect of butyrate in the colorectal carcinoma cell line Caco-2. Carcinogenesis 22 1061 PMID: 11408350
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6 Citations for Mevastatin
Citations are publications that use Tocris products. Selected citations for Mevastatin include:
Song et al (2019) A dynamic view of the proteomic landscape during differentiation of ReNcell VM cells, an immortalized human neural progenitor line. Sci Data 6 190016 PMID: 30778261
Kant et al (2019) Cholesterol Metabolism Is a Druggable Axis that Independently Regulates Tau and Amyloid-β in iPSC-Derived Alzheimer's Disease Neurons. Cell Stem Cell 24 363 PMID: 30686764
Leznicki et al (2018) Expansion of DUB functionality generated by alternative isoforms - USP35, a case study. J Cell Sci 131 PMID: 29685892
Vergnes et al (2016) SREBP-2-deficient and hypomorphic mice reveal roles for SREBP-2 in embryonic development and SREBP-1c expression. J Lipid Res 57 410 PMID: 26685326
Brown and Price (2007) Characterization of Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium DT104 invasion in an epithelial cell line (IPEC J2) from porcine small intestine. Vet Microbiol 120 328 PMID: 17157450
Roche et al (2018) Trafficking of cholesterol to the ER is required for NLRP3 inflammasome activation. J Cell Biol 217 3560 PMID: 30054450
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Epilepsy is a brain disease that affects 60 million people globally. More than 20 anti-seizure drugs are currently available, but these do not address the underlying causes of the condition. This poster summarizes current knowledge about the development of the condition and highlights some approaches that have disease-modifying effects in proof-of-concept studies.