|Title:||Hypocholesteremic fermentation products and products of preparation|
|Abstract:||Substances isolated after cultivation of a microorganism belonging to the genus Aspergillus in a culture medium comprise compounds which have structures: ##STR1## Together with salts and esters of the carboxylic acid, these compounds form a class of highly active hypocholesteremic and hypolipemic medicaments.|
|Inventor(s):||Albers-Schonberg; George (Princeton, NJ), Joshua; Henry (Staten Island, NY), Lopez; Maria B. (Elizabeth, NJ)|
|Assignee:||Merck & Co., Inc. (Rahway, NJ)|
|Filing Date:||May 28, 1980|
|Claims:||1. A compound, insubstantially pure form, with structural formula: ##STR6## |
2. An antihypercholesterolemic pharmaceutical composition comprising a pharmaceutical carrier and an effective antihypercholesterolemic amount of a compound in substantially pure form, with structural formula: ##STR7##
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