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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 (4)
Reviews (1)
Literature (2)

Biological Activity for Simvastatin

Simvastatin is a HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor; decreases levels of low density lipoprotein. Simvastatin is also an AMPK activator. Has multiple biological effects including bone formation stimulation, inhibition of smooth muscle cell proliferation and migration, induction of ferroptosis, inhibition of autophagy, and anticancer and anti-inflammatory activity. Inactive lactone prodrug of simvastatin hydroxy acid, naturally bioactivated in vivo following oral administration.Simvastatin acts synergistically with ABL allosteric inhibitors GNF 5 (Cat. No. 1965) to enhance apoptosis of metastatic lung cancer cells in mice.

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Technical Data for Simvastatin

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 for Simvastatin

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

Preparing Stock Solutions for Simvastatin

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Concentration / Solvent Volume / Mass 1 mg 5 mg 10 mg
0.75 mM 3.19 mL 15.93 mL 31.85 mL
3.75 mM 0.64 mL 3.19 mL 6.37 mL
7.5 mM 0.32 mL 1.59 mL 3.19 mL
37.5 mM 0.06 mL 0.32 mL 0.64 mL

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Product Datasheets for Simvastatin

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References for Simvastatin

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

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

Kaushal et al (2003) Potential anticancer effects of STAT: 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 STAT. Methods Find.Exp.Clin.Pharmacol. 24 593 PMID: 12616706

Luttman et al (2021) ABL allosteric inhibitors synergize with statins to enhance apoptosis of metastatic lung cancer cells. Cell Rep. 37 109880 PMID: 34706244

Dehnavi et al (2021) Targeting AMPK by statins: A potential therapeutic approach. Drugs 81 923 PMID: 33939118

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4 Citations for Simvastatin

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

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. Pharmacol Res Perspect 2 1176 PMID: 22202492

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

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

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Role of mevalonate pathway inhibitor for protection of joint degeneration.
By Anonymous on 03/22/2018
Assay Type: In Vitro
Species: Other
Cell Line/Tissue: cartilage

I used this drug to test the role of mevalonate pathway in joint integrity

It works well and the price is nice.

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