Biochemicals & reagents
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387.61 ∙ 36.46
Room Temperature (des.)
U18666A is an oxidosqualene reductase inhibitor (1) which inhibits the egress of cholesterol from late endosomes and lysosomes (2). This compound is also used to study Niemann-Pick disease and for assessing the importance of molecular trafficking through the lysosomal pathway in other conditions (3).