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Mevastatin (compactin, ML-236B) is a hypolipidemic agent that belongs to the statins class. It was isolated from the mold Penicillium citrinum by Akira Endo in the 1970s, and he identified it as a HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor,i.e., a statin. Mevastatin might be considered the first statin drug; clinical trials on mevastatin were performed in the late 1970s in Japan, but it was never marketed. The first statin drug available to the general public was lovastatin.

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Category API's & Drug Standards
Price POA
CAS Number 73573-88-3
Formula C23H34O5
Molecular Weight 390.51
Purity 96%
Appearance White powder
Availability In Stock
Storage Conditions +4

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