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Letters in Drug Design & Discovery
ISSN (Print): 1570-1808
ISSN (Online): 1875-628X
VOLUME: 3
ISSUE: 7
DOI: 10.2174/157018006778194835      Price:  $58









Adipopharmacology, a Novel Drug Discovery Approach: A Metabotrophic Perspective

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Author(s): G. N. Chaldakov, M. Fiore, A. B. Tonchev and L. Aloe
Pages 503-505 (3)
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
Affiliation:
Division of Cell Biology, Medical University, BG-9002 Varna, Bulgaria.