ML-236B ("Compactin"), a competitive inhibitor of 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl(HMG)-CoA reductase, increased the cholesterol synthesis and the HMG-CoA reductase activity in isolated rat hepatocytes. These increases were prevented by 0.2 mM puromycin, but not by 10 μg/ml actinomycin D and 40 μg/ml α-amanitin. These results indicated that the increases in cholesterol synthesis and HMG-CoA reductase activity by ML-236B required the enzyme synthesis but not newly synthesized mRNA. The regulatory site of feed-back inhibition by cholesterol for the HMG-CoA reductase synthesis in liver may be at the translational level.
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Biochemical and biophysical research communications|
|Publication status||Published - 1982 Sep 16|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Molecular Biology
- Cell Biology