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Cat.No. 1965 - Simvastatin | C25H38O5 | CAS No. 79902-63-9
Description: HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor
Chemical Name: (1S,3R,7S,8S,8aR)-1,2,3,7,8,8a-Hexahydro-3,7-dimethyl-8-[2-[(2R,4R)-tetrahydro-4-hydroxy-6-oxo-2H-pyran-2-yl]ethyl]-1-naphthalenyly-2,2-dimethyl butanoate
Purity: ≥98% (HPLC)
Citations (3)

Biological Activity

HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor; decreases levels of low density lipoprotein. Has multiple biological effects including bone formation stimulation, inhibition of smooth muscle cell proliferation and migration, induction of ferroptosis, and anticancer and anti-inflammatory activity. Inactive lactone prodrug of simvastatin hydroxy acid, naturally bioactivated in vivo following oral administration.

Deuterated analog also available.

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Technical Data

M. Wt 418.57
Formula C25H38O5
Storage Desiccate at -20°C
Purity ≥98% (HPLC)
CAS Number 79902-63-9
PubChem ID 54454
Smiles [H][C@@]12C(C=C[C@H](C)[C@@H]2CC[C@@H]3C[C@@H](O)CC(O3)=O)=C[C@H](C)C[C@@H]1OC(C(C)(C)CC)=O

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Solubility Data

Solvent Max Conc. mg/mL Max Conc. mM
DMSO 20.93 50
ethanol 31.39 75

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Concentration / Solvent Volume / Mass 1 mg 5 mg 10 mg
1 mM 2.39 mL 11.95 mL 23.89 mL
5 mM 0.48 mL 2.39 mL 4.78 mL
10 mM 0.24 mL 1.19 mL 2.39 mL
50 mM 0.05 mL 0.24 mL 0.48 mL

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References are publications that support the products' biological activity.

Garrett et al (2001) Statins and bone formation. Curr.Pharm.Des. 7 715 PMID: 11405194

Kaushal et al (2003) Potential anticancer effects of statins: fact or fiction? Endothelium 10 49 PMID: 12699077

White (1999) Pharmacological effects of HMG CoA reductase inhibitors other than lipoprotein modulation. J.Clin.Pharmacol. 39 111 PMID: 11563401

Reinoso et al (2002) Preclinical pharmacokinetics of statins. Methods Find.Exp.Clin.Pharmacol. 24 593 PMID: 12616706

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3 Citations for Simvastatin

Citations are publications that use Tocris products. Selected citations for Simvastatin include:

Seto et al (2013) Acute simvastatin inhibits K ATP channels of porcine coronary artery myocytes. Br J Pharmacol 8 e66404 PMID: 23799098

Vainio et al (2011) Phospholipase PLA2G7, associated with aggressive prostate cancer, promotes prostate cancer cell migration and invasion and is inhibited by statins. Pharmacol Res Perspect 2 1176 PMID: 22202492

Seto et al (2007) Modulation by simvastatin of iberiotoxin-sensitive, Ca2+-activated K+ channels of porcine coronary artery smooth muscle cells. Oncotarget 151 987 PMID: 17558433

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