Lomitapide (Juxtapid® in US and Lojuxta® in Europe) is the first developed inhibitor of the microsomal triglyceride transfer protein (MTP) approved as a novel drug for the management of homozygous familial hypercholesterolemia (HoFH). It acts by binding directly and selectively to MTP thus decreasing the assembly and secretion of the apo-B containing lipoproteins both in the liver and in the intestine.
|Number of pages||11|
|Journal||Current Medicinal Chemistry|
|Publication status||Published - 2020|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Molecular Medicine
- Drug Discovery
- Organic Chemistry