Recent Advances in Stearoyl-CoA Desaturase 1 Inhibitors for Dyslipidemia and Obesity

Author(s): Gang Liu

Journal Name: Current Topics in Medicinal Chemistry

Volume 10 , Issue 4 , 2010

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SCD1 is a novel target for the treatment of dyslipidemia, obesity, and other symptoms of metabolic syndrome. Extensive target validation has been obtained using SCD1-deficient mice, anti-sense oligonucleotide and RNA interference-mediated knockdown of SCD1, and has supported a controlling role for SCD1 in regulation of lipid biosynthesis and energy expenditure. In this review, the recent advances in small-molecule SCD1 inhibitors will be summarized. The pharmacological and adverse effects of SCD1 inhibitors in relevant rodent models will also be reviewed. The future prospect of SCD1 inhibition in the treatment of metabolic diseases will be discussed.

Keywords: Stearoyl-CoA Desaturase, Lipid Metabolism, Mono-unsaturated Fatty Acid, Saturated Fatty Acid, Obesity, Dyslipidemia, Insulin Resistance, Antisense Oligonucleotide, Desaturation Index, Epidermal Lipid Barrier, Sebaceous Gland, Meibomian Gland

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Year: 2010
Page: [419 - 433]
Pages: 15
DOI: 10.2174/156802610790980594
Price: $65

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