Mevastatin is a statin prodrug commonly used to combat hypercholesterolemia. Mevastatin is insoluble in water, and soluble in ethanol and DMSO at 25 mg/mL.
|Mechanism of Action||Mevastatin inhibits HMG-CoA reductase, a significant enzyme involved in the cholesterol synthesis pathway.|
|Cancer Applications||Research has shown that statin drugs including mevastatin have been able to inhibit melanoma cell growth when high concentrations are used.|
|Absorbance||UV max: 230, 237 and 246 nm (log ε 4.28, 4.30, 4.11)|
|Optical Rotation||[α]D22 = +283° (c = 0.48 in acetone)|
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