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A Blueprint for Better Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs

  May, 10 2001 18:13
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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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