[Progress of berberine for treatment of type 2 diabetes].
In Zhongguo Zhong Yao Za Zhi, Apr 2014
The mechanisms of berberine in diabetes include: improving the function of beta-cell; prompting insulin secretion and islets regeneration, lowing lipid level, regulating glucose and lipid metabolic by influence transcriptional factors expression such as PPARgamma, C/EBPalpha, SREBP-1c, LXR, having the activities of anti-oxidation and inhibiting reductase to repress oxidative stress state and regulate metabolic signal pathway.
A new role for cyclic phosphatidic acid as a PPARgamma antagonist.
San Diego, United States. In Cell Metab, 2010
A recent study in Molecular Cell (Tsukahara et al., 2010) identifies cyclic phosphatidic acid (CPA) as a naturally occurring PPARgamma antagonist that can be generated from lysophospholipids by signal-dependent activation of phospholipase D2.
Fingered for a fat fate.
Philadelphia, United States. In Cell Metab, 2010
Differentiation of preadipocytes to adipocytes is controlled by the nuclear receptor peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor gamma (PPARgamma), but little is known about earlier transcriptional events in mesenchymal stem cells that define the adipocyte lineage.