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Lovastatin

"Lovastatin" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

A fungal metabolite isolated from cultures of Aspergillus terreus. The compound is a potent anticholesteremic agent. It inhibits 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl coenzyme A reductase (HYDROXYMETHYLGLUTARYL COA REDUCTASES), which is the rate-limiting enzyme in cholesterol biosynthesis. It also stimulates the production of low-density lipoprotein receptors in the liver.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Lovastatin" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Lovastatin" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 72 publications over 28 distinct years, with a maximum of 6 publications in 2001
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