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  • Brand : BIOFRON

  • Catalogue Number : BF-L3012

  • Specification : 98%

  • CAS number : 75330-75-5

  • Formula : C24H36O5

  • Molecular Weight : 404.54

  • PUBCHEM ID : 53232

  • Volume : 100mg

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Analysis Method






Molecular Weight



White crystalline powder

Botanical Source

Aspergillus terreus

Structure Type



Standards;Natural Pytochemical;API




MEVINOLIN/LOVALIP/(1S,3R,7S,8S,8aR)-8-{2-[(2R,4R)-4-hydroxy-6-oxotetrahydro-2H-pyran-2-yl]ethyl}-3,7-dimethyl-1,2,3,7,8,8a-hexahydronaphthalen-1-yl (2S)-2-methylbutanoate/(1S,3R,7S,8S,8aR)-8-{2-[(2R,4R)-4-Hydroxy-6-oxotetrahydro-2H-pyran-2-yl]ethyl}-3,7-dimethyl-1,2,3,7,8,8a-hexahydronaphthalen-1-yl-(2S)-2-methylbutanoat/Lovastatin/1,2,6,7,8,8a-Hexahydro-b,d-dihydroxy-2,6-dimethyl-8-(2-methyl-1-oxobutoxy)-1-naphthaleneheptanoic Acid d-Lactone/2b,6a-Dimethyl-8a-(2-methyl-1-oxobutoxy)mevinic Acid Lactone/(+)-Mevinolin/Butanoic acid, 2-methyl-, (1S,3R,7S,8S,8aR)-1,2,3,7,8,8a-hexahydro-3,7-dimethyl-8-[2-[(2R,4R)-tetrahydro-4-hydroxy-6-oxo-2H-pyran-2-yl]ethyl]-1-naphthalenyl ester, (2S)-/(2S)-2-Methylbutanoic acid (1S,3R,7S,8S,8aR)-1,2,3,7,8,8a-hexahydro-3,7-dimethyl-8-[2-[(2R,4R)-tetrahydro-4-hydroxy-6-oxo-2H-pyran-2-yl]ethyl]-1-naphthalenyl ester/LOVASTIN/Altocor/MEVACOR/Antibiotic MB 530B/Altoprev/Rovacor/6a-Methylcompactin/Sivlor/(1S,3R,7S,8S,8aR)-1,2,3,7,8,8a-Hexahydro-3,7-dimethyl-8-[2-[(2R,4R)-tetrahydro-4-hydroxy-6-oxo-2H-pyran-2-yl]ethyl]-1-naphthalenyl (S)-2-Methylbutyrate/(1S,3R,7S,8S,8aR)-8-{2-[(2R,4R)-4-Hydroxy-6-oxotetrahydro-2H-pyran-2-yl]ethyl}-3,7-dimethyl-1,2,3,7,8,8a-hexahydro-1-naphthalenyl (2S)-2-methylbutanoate/mevlor/[1S-[1a(R*),3a,7b,8b(2S*,4S*),8ab]]-2-Methylbutanoic Acid1,2,3,7,8,8a-Hexahydro-3,7-dimethyl-8-[2-(tetrahydro-4-hydroxy-6-oxo-2H-pyran-2-yl)ethyl]-1-naphthalenyl Ester/msd803/Paschol/Simvastatin Impurity 5


[(1S,3R,7S,8S,8aR)-8-[2-[(2R,4R)-4-hydroxy-6-oxooxan-2-yl]ethyl]-3,7-dimethyl-1,2,3,7,8,8a-hexahydronaphthalen-1-yl] (2S)-2-methylbutanoate


1.1±0.1 g/cm3


Methanol; Chloroform; Acetontrile

Flash Point

185.3±23.6 °C

Boiling Point

559.2±50.0 °C at 760 mmHg

Melting Point



InChl Key

WGK Germany


HS Code Reference


Personal Projective Equipment

Correct Usage

For Reference Standard and R&D, Not for Human Use Directly.

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Lovastatin, composed of secondary metabolites produced by filamentous fungi, is the most frequently used drug for hypercholesterolemia treatment due to the fact that lovastatin is a competitive inhibitor of HMG-CoA reductase. Moreover, recent studies have shown several important applications for lovastatin including antimicrobial agents and treatments for cancers and bone diseases. Studies regarding the lovastatin biosynthetic pathway have also demonstrated that lovastatin is synthesized from two-chain reactions using acetate and malonyl-CoA as a substrate. It is also known that there are two key enzymes involved in the biosynthetic pathway called polyketide synthases (PKS). Those are characterized as multifunctional enzymes and are encoded by specific genes organized in clusters on the fungal genome. Since it is a secondary metabolite, cultivation process optimization for lovastatin biosynthesis has included nitrogen limitation and non-fermentable carbon sources such as lactose and glycerol. Additionally, the influences of temperature, pH, agitation/aeration, and particle and inoculum size on lovastatin production have been also described. Although many reviews have been published covering different aspects of lovastatin production, this review brings, for the first time, complete information about the genetic basis for lovastatin production, detection and quantification, strain screening and cultivation process optimization. Moreover, this review covers all the information available from patent databases covering each protected aspect during lovastatin bio-production.

Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.


Aspergillus terreus; HMG-CoA inhibitors; Hypercholesterolemia; Lovastatin; Secondary metabolites


Lovastatin production: From molecular basis to industrial process optimization.


Mulder KC1, Mulinari F1, Franco OL1, Soares MS2, Magalhães BS1, Parachin NS3.

Publish date

2015 Nov 1




Monacolin K (MK) is the principal active substance in Monascus-fermentation products (e.g. red yeast rice). MK is effective in reducing cholesterol levels in humans and has been widely used as a lipid-lowering drug. The mechanism for this is through a high degree of competitive inhibition of the rate-limiting enzyme HMG-CoA reductase (HMGR) in the cholesterol synthesis pathway. In addition to lowering blood lipid levels, MK also prevents colon cancer, acute myeloid leukemia and neurological disorders such as Parkinson’s disease and type I neurofibromatosis. The aim of this manuscript is to comprehensively review the progress in the study of the biological activity of MK and its imechanism of action in reducing blood lipid concentration, prevention of cancer and its neuroprotective, anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties. This review provides a reference for future applications of MK in functional foods and medicine.

Copyright © 2019 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.


Bioactivity; Lovastatin; Monacolin K; Monascus; Red yeast rice; Statins


An overview of the bioactivity of monacolin K / lovastatin.


Xiong Z1, Cao X2, Wen Q3, Chen Z3, Cheng Z2, Huang X2, Zhang Y4, Long C5, Zhang Y6, Huang Z7.

Publish date

2019 Sep




Bone fracture, being mainly caused by mechanical stress, requires special and quick attention for a rapid healing. The study presented here aims at formulating nanoparticulate system to overcome the solubility issues of lovastatin. The lovastatin nanoparticles were successfully prepared by ionotropic gelation method using chitosan and tri-polyphosphate as polymers. Thus prepared nanoparticles were found to be smooth and spherical with average particle size of 87 nm and encapsulation efficiency of 86.5%. The in-vitro drug release was found to be almost 89.6% in the first 360 minutes. Artificial fracture was produced in female Wistar rats at right leg using fracture apparatus. After administration of lovastatin nanoparticles or saline solution, the respective groups were observed for various parameters. The X-ray imaging showed that lovastatin accelerated bone healing, compared to control. The growth of animals was not hampered by lovastatin by any means. The radiographic examination confirmed a role of lovastatin in increasing bone density. The histological study showed the broken, proliferated and discontinued trabecullae in the control, while at the same time point, the normal, thick, continuous and connected trabecullae were observed in animals administered with lovastatin nanoparticles. The biomechanical studies showed high breaking resilience and minimum bone brittleness in animals injected with lovastatin nanoparticles. Considering these observations we state that lovastatin helps in rapid bone healing after fracture via increasing the bone density.


Zhu P1, Huang G2, Zhang B1, Zhang W3, Dang M3, Huang Z4.


Assessment of fracture healing properties of lovastatin loaded nanoparticles: preclinical study in rat model.


Zhu P1, Huang G2, Zhang B1, Zhang W3, Dang M3, Huang Z4.

Publish date

2019 Mar 11

Description :

Lovastatin is a cell-permeable HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor used to lower cholesterol.