Medical Definition of Mevinolin

1. Intermediate in terpene synthesis, an analogue of compactin, a fungal metabolite that is used to lower plasma low density lipoprotein levels. It acts as an inhibitor of HMG CoA reductase, the rate controlling enzyme in cholesterol biosynthesis. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)



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