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Acid, 3-Hydroxy-3-methylpentanedioic

An antilipemic agent which lowers Cholesterol, triglycerides, Serum beta-Lipoproteins and Phospholipids. It acts by interfering with the enzymatic steps involved in the conversion of acetate to hydroxymethylglutaryl coenzyme A as well as inhibiting the activity of Hydroxymethylglutaryl CoA Reductases which is the rate limiting enzyme in the biosynthesis of Cholesterol.