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GOAT Inhibitor

Posted by naturalproductman on December 17, 2010

Philip Cole and co-workers at Johns Hopkins University have published in Science on a ghrelin O-acyltransferase inhibitor, GO-CoA-Tat, a bisubstrate antagonist of GOAT, which is a peptide, so it is not a suitable drug – the body degrades peptides.


Science paper

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Capsaicin’s Anti-Obesity Effects

Posted by naturalproductman on July 26, 2010

Jong-Won Yu and co-workers at Daegu University have published in the Journal of Proteome Research on the anti-obesity effects of capsaicin, the spicy ingredient in chili peppers.


JPR paper

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Grecocycline B

Posted by naturalproductman on March 20, 2010

Thomas Paululat and co-workers at the University of Siegen in Germany have recently reported on the isolation of grecocycline B from Streptomyces sp. Acta 1362.  The new polycyclic compound had an IC50 of 0.52 micromolar against tyrosine phosphatase B1.  Interestingly, protein tyrosine phosphatase PTP1B is a target for the treatment of obesity, type 2 diabetes and cancer.
grecocycline B

European JOC paper

Posted in Angucyclines, Aromatic, Diabetes Type 2, Diseases, Obesity, Polycyclic, SAR studies | Leave a Comment »