COMPACTIN is another representative of a new class of cholesterol-lowering agents, the HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors. Though because of multiple side effects Compactin is not used as a medicine it is an important source for producing PRAVASTATIN (one of advanced cholesterol-lowering agents) .
At first stage strain of Penicillium citrinum produces Compactin and then the strain of Streptomyces carbophilus by microbial transformation converts it into Pravastatin.
Product name: Mevastatin(Compactin)
CAS No. : 73573-88-3
Molecular Formula: C23H34O5
Molecular Weight: 390. 52
Assay: 80% / 95%
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