Pravastatin sodium salt

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Description: HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor
Alternative Names: Eptastatin sodium
Chemical Name: (βR,δR,1S,2S,6S,8S,8aR)-1,2,6,7,8,8a-Hexahydro-β,δ,6-trihydroxy-2-methyl-8-[(2S)-2-methyl-1-oxobutoxy]-1-naphthaleneheptanoic acid monosodium salt
Purity: ≥98% (HPLC)
Citations (3)
Literature (2)

Biological Activity for Pravastatin sodium salt

Pravastatin sodium salt is a water-soluble, competitive inhibitor of 3-hydroxy-3-methyl coenzyme A (HMG-CoA) reductase. Potently blocks cholesterol synthesis in vivo (Ki~ 1 nM) and displays cardioprotective properties.

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Technical Data for Pravastatin sodium salt

M. Wt 446.51
Formula C23H35NaO7
Storage Desiccate at RT
Purity ≥98% (HPLC)
CAS Number 81131-70-6
PubChem ID 16759173
Smiles [Na+].[H][C@@](O)(CC[C@H]1[C@@H](C)C=CC2=C[C@@H](O)C[C@H](OC(=O)[C@@H](C)CC)[C@]12[H])C[C@@H](O)CC([O-])=O

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Solubility Data for Pravastatin sodium salt

Solvent Max Conc. mg/mL Max Conc. mM
water 44.65 100
DMSO 44.65 100

Preparing Stock Solutions for Pravastatin sodium salt

The following data is based on the product molecular weight 446.51. 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.

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Concentration / Solvent Volume / Mass 1 mg 5 mg 10 mg
1 mM 2.24 mL 11.2 mL 22.4 mL
5 mM 0.45 mL 2.24 mL 4.48 mL
10 mM 0.22 mL 1.12 mL 2.24 mL
50 mM 0.04 mL 0.22 mL 0.45 mL

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References for Pravastatin sodium salt

References are publications that support the biological activity of the product.

Hamelin and Turgeon (1998) Hydrophilicity/lipophilicity: relevance for the pharmacology and clinical effects of HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors. TiPS 19 26 PMID: 9509899

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3 Citations for Pravastatin sodium salt

Citations are publications that use Tocris products. Selected citations for Pravastatin sodium salt include:

Ding et al (2016) AMP-Activated Protein Kinase Alpha 2 Deletion Induces VSMC Phenotypic Switching and Reduces Features of Atherosclerotic Plaque Stability. Circ Res 119 718 PMID: 27439892

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

Vainio et al (2011) Phospholipase PLA2G7, associated with aggressive prostate cancer, promotes prostate cancer cell migration and invasion and is inhibited by STAT. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 2 1176 PMID: 22202492

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