Alfa Aesar Lovastatin, 97%
Manufacturer: Alfa Aesar H5279214
Lovastatin is a cholesterol lowering drug and competitive inhibitor of HMG-CoA reductase, a rate limiting enzyme in cholesterol synthesis. Blocks the production of mevalonate, a critical compound in the production of cholesterol and isoprenoids. It increases cellular resistance to anticancer agents such as doxorubicin and induces apoptosis in myeloma cells. It causes cell cycle arrest in G1 and G2/M phases.
Soluble in DMSO (10 mg/ml), ethanol (10 mg/ml), methanol, chloroform, acetone, acetonitrile, DMF, and water (0.4 µg/ml).
Stable under recommended storage conditions. Incompatible with oxidizing agents and heat.
Safety and Handling
SDS & Safety Documents
GHS H Statement
Harmful if swallowed.
Causes skin irritation.
Causes serious eye irritation.
May cause respiratory irritation.
GHS P Statement
Avoid breathing dust/fume/gas/mist/vapors/spray.
Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection.
IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing.
IF INHALED: Remove to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing.
Store locked up.
Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.
RTECSNumber : EK7907000