2,3-Oxidosqualene cyclase (OSC) is an important enzyme in the biosynthesis of animal, plant, and fungal sterols. OSC catalyzes the conversion of (3S)-2,3-oxidosqualene to lanosterol, a precursor to cholesterol, in mammals and fungi. BIBB 515 is a selective and potent inhibitor of OSC in vivo with an ED50 value of 0.2-0.5 and 0.36-33.3 mg/kg in rats and mice, respectively. Total cholesterol was reduced by 19% in normolipemic hamsters at a dose of 55 mg/kg/day for 11 days and 25% in hyperlipemic hamsters at a dose of 148 mg/kg/day for 25 days.1
1Eisele, B., Budzinski, R., Müller, P., et al. Effects of a novel 2,3-oxidosqualene cyclase inhibitor on cholesterol biosynthesis and lipid metabolism in vivo. J Lipid Res38564-574(1997).
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Cayman Chemical was formed over thirty years ago by demonstrating the value of naturally growing gorgonian corals as a renewable, economically viable source of prostaglandins. Today we operate our business knowing that we owe our start to the renewable resources our environment had provided. As Cayman Chemical continues to grow we consistently evaluate our business processes to ensure we are operating at the highest environmental standards.
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