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M2537 Sigma

Mevastatin

≥95% (HPLC), powder

Synonym: Compactin, ML-236B

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Description

Biochem/physiol Actions

HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor. Cholesterol lowering drug. Inhibits myoblast formation. An antibiotic shown to cause apoptosis, apparently by inhibiting post-translational prenylation of proteins such as Ras. Similarly, mevastatin increases eNOS mRNA and protein levels by blocking the geranylgeranylation of Rho.

Packaging

Bottomless glass bottle. Contents are inside inserted fused cone.

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Safety Information

RIDADR 
NONH for all modes of transport
WGK Germany 
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Protocols & Articles

Articles

Antilipemic Agents

Download BioFiles v7 n5 (3.18 Mb PDF) Back to Pharmaceutical Drugs and Drug Candidates homepage
Sami Barghshoon
BioFiles v7 n5, 2012, 21–24
Keywords: Anti-inflammatory agents, Cardiovascular, Chemical vapor deposition, Clinical, Diabetes, Inflammation, Oxidations, Pharmaceutical, Transcription

Cholesterol Biosynthesis Regulation

The amount of cholesterol that is synthesized in the liver is tightly regulated by dietary cholesterol levels. When dietary intake of cholesterol is high, synthesis is decreased and when dietary inta...
BioFiles 2007, 2.7, 6.
Keywords: Gene expression, Transcription

Dietary Terpenes

Terpenes comprise the largest and most diverse class of secondary metabolites; approximately 55,000 compounds have been identified to date.1 While the enzymes responsible for terpene synthesis are fo...
BioFiles 2008, 3.9, 4.
Keywords: Anti-inflammatory agents, Antimicrobials, Antiparasitics, Apoptosis, Building blocks, Cancer, Carcinogens, Cell division, Condensations, Detergents, Gene expression, Hormones, Insecticides, Isomerizations, Metabolites, Neurotransmitters, Poisons, Pollination, Reproduction, Vitamins

Discover Bioactive Small Molecules for Lipid Signaling Research

Within mammalian cells, a multitude of lipid compounds are found with a variety of cellular functions, including structural components of cell membranes and as second messengers in cell signaling pat...
Keywords: Absorption, Atomic absorption spectroscopy, Cancer, Cardiovascular, Cell signaling, Diabetes, Digestions, Diseases, Growth factors, Hormones, Inflammation, Lipid Metabolism, Lipid signaling, Metabolism

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