Letters in Drug Design & Discovery

G. Perry
University of Texas
San Antonio, TX
USA
Email: lddd@benthamscience.org

Back

Adipopharmacology, a Novel Drug Discovery Approach: A Metabotrophic Perspective

Author(s): G. N. Chaldakov, M. Fiore, A. B. Tonchev, L. Aloe.

Abstract:

"Adipopharmacology" connotes the adipotargeting studies aimed at drug discovery. Here we focus on adipopharmacology of nerve growth factor, brain-derived neurotrophic factor, ciliary neurotrophic factor and metallothioneins. Because these factors improve glucose, lipid and antioxidant metabolism, we named them metabotrophic factors (metabotrophins).

Keywords: Adipobiology, BDNF, CNTF, Metallothioneins, Metabotrophins, NGF

Order Reprints Order Eprints Rights & PermissionsPrintExport

Article Details

VOLUME: 3
ISSUE: 7
Year: 2006
Page: [503 - 505]
Pages: 3
DOI: 10.2174/157018006778194835
Price: $58