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DL-3-Hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl coenzyme A sodium salt hydrate

≥90% (HPLC)

Empirical Formula (Hill Notation):
C27H42N7Na2O20P3S · xH2O
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Molecular Weight:
955.62 (anhydrous basis)
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Quality Level


≥90% (HPLC)

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General description

DL-3-Hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl coenzyme A (HMG-CoA) is obtained from acetyl-CoA and acetoacetyl-CoA during condensation with the help of HMG-CoA synthase.


DL-3-Hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl coenzyme A sodium salt hydrate has been used in drug treatment to study its effect on mTORC1 regulation. It has also been used to compare the acylomes of two reactive acyl-CoA species, like HMG-CoA and glutaryl-CoA.


5 mg in glass bottle
10, 25 mg in poly bottle

Biochem/physiol Actions

DL-3-Hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl coenzyme A (HMG-CoA) acts as a precursor of cholesterol synthesis. Inhibition of HMG-CoA can decrease cholesterol synthesis. This can be converted to β-hydroxybutyrate in the blood. HMG-CoA is a regulatory enzyme for cholesterol biosynthesis, it couples with LDL receptor to regulate cholesterol synthesis, once it is inhibited it would decrease cholesterol synthesis.
DL-3-Hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl coenzyme A (HMG-CoA) is a substrate used to study the specificity and kinetics of the enzyme 3-hydroxyl-3-methyl-glutaryl coenzyme A (HMG-CoA) reductase. HMG-CoA is the key intermediate in the biosynthsis of terpenes and ketone bodies. Its metabolism is the target of statin drugs used to control cholesterol levels.

Storage Class Code

13 - Non Combustible Solids



Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US), Eyeshields, Gloves

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Dietary Terpenes

Terpenes comprise the largest and most diverse class of secondary metabolites; approximately 55,000 compounds have been identified to date.

Cholesterol Biosynthesis

Biosynthesis of cholesterol generally takes place in the endoplasmic reticulum of hepatic cells and begins with acetyl- CoA, which is mainly derived from an oxidation reaction in the mitochondria. Acetyl-CoA and acetoacetyl-CoA are converted to 3-hydroxy- 3-methylglutaryl-CoA (HMG-CoA) by HMG-CoA synthase.

Antilipemic Agents

Randomized controlled clinical studies have suggested 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl coenzyme A (HMG-CoA) reductase inhibitors (statins) are effective in both primary and secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease (CVD) events.

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