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IUPAC NAME :- sodium (3R,5R)-7-[(1S,2S,6S,8S,8aR)-6-hydroxy-2-methyl-8-[(2S)-2-methylbutanoyl]oxy-1,2,6,7,8,8a-hexahydronaphthalen-1-yl]-3,5-dihydroxyheptanoate
CAS NO. :- 81131-70-6
FORMULA :- C23H36NaO7
SYNONYMS :- Prava;ELISOR;cs-514;Vasten;sq31000;Lipidal;lipostat;KOPOSTAT;Liprevil;Pravacol
APPLICATION :- An HMGCR inhibitor which blocks cholesterol synthesis
DESCRIPTION :- Pravastatin, Sodium Salt is a competitive HMGCR (HMG-CoA reductase) inhibitor that potently blocks cholesterol synthesis (Ki ~1 nM). Pravastatin offers cardioprotection and also acts as an immunomodulator and as an inhibitor of ras p21 isoprenylation.