- Guide to PHARMACOLOGY
Synonyms: (+)-mevinolin | 6α-methylcompactin | Mevacor®
lovastatin is an approved drug (FDA (1987))
Compound class: Natural product or derivative
Comment: Lovastatin is a 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl-CoA reductase (HMG-CoA) inhibitor; a statin drug used for the prevention of cardiovascular diseases.
NB: there may be ambiguity in the chiral specification in the reported literature, compared to the structure represented here.
Ligand Activity Visualisation Charts
These are box plot that provide a unique visualisation, summarising all the activity data for a ligand taken from ChEMBL and GtoPdb across multiple targets and species. Click on a plot to see the median, interquartile range, low and high data points. A value of zero indicates that no data are available. A separate chart is created for each target, and where possible the algorithm tries to merge ChEMBL and GtoPdb targets by matching them on name and UniProt accession, for each available species. However, please note that inconsistency in naming of targets may lead to data for the same target being reported across multiple charts.✖
View more information in the IUPHAR Pharmacology Education Project: lovastatin
|Evidence suggests that statins have immunomodulatory activity. The anti-inflammatory effect of lovastatin has been attributed to its ability to inhibit the expression of pro-inflammatory mediators (iNOS, TNF-α), as well as the suppression of HDAC1 expression, PI3K/Akt phosphorylation and NF-κB translocation .|