A strategy for designing more effective
cholesterol-lowering drugs may come
from the first studies of the structural
mechanism by which the widely
prescribed statin drugs, such as Lipitor
and Zocor, lower cholesterol.
Although the statin drugs -- which are regarded
as blockbuster drugs for the
pharmaceutical industry -- are effective at
reducing cholesterol, the new
structural studies suggest there is room for
Research published in the May 11, 2001,
issue of the journal Science.
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