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Inhibition of diacylglycerol acyltransferase by betulinic acid from Alnus hirsuta.
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PMID:  16534734     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
During the screening for diacylglycerol acyltransferase (DGAT) inhibitors from natural products, the lupane-type triterpenoid betulinic acid was isolated from the methanol extract of Alnus hirsuta. It potently inhibited DGAT in the rat liver microsomes with an IC (50) value of 9.6 microM. Enzyme kinetic studies showed apparent Km and Ki values of 13.3 microM and 8.1 microM using [(14)C]oleoyl-CoA as a substrate. A decrease in the apparent Vmax was observed with betulinic acid, whereas the apparent Km remained constant. Therefore, a Lineweaver-Burk plot of DGAT inhibition by betulinic acid showed a non-competitive type of inhibition. In the cell-based assay, betulinic acid inhibited triglyceride (TG) formation by human HepG2 cells. These findings suggest that betulinic acid may be a potential lead compound in the treatment of obesity.
Mi Yeon Chung; Mun-Chual Rho; Seung Woong Lee; Hye Ran Park; Koanhoi Kim; In Ah Lee; Dong Hyun Kim; Kyung Hee Jeune; Hyun Sun Lee; Young Kook Kim
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Planta medica     Volume:  72     ISSN:  0032-0943     ISO Abbreviation:  Planta Med.     Publication Date:  2006 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-03-14     Completed Date:  2006-04-27     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0066751     Medline TA:  Planta Med     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  267-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Laboratory of Lipid Metabolism, Korea Research Institute of Bioscience and Biotechnology, Daejon.
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MeSH Terms
Anti-Obesity Agents / administration & dosage,  pharmacology*,  therapeutic use
Diacylglycerol O-Acyltransferase / antagonists & inhibitors,  drug effects*
Enzyme Inhibitors / administration & dosage,  pharmacology*,  therapeutic use
Inhibitory Concentration 50
Microsomes, Liver / drug effects,  enzymology
Plant Extracts / administration & dosage,  pharmacology,  therapeutic use
Rats, Sprague-Dawley
Triterpenes / administration & dosage,  pharmacology*,  therapeutic use
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anti-Obesity Agents; 0/Enzyme Inhibitors; 0/Plant Extracts; 0/Triterpenes; 472-15-1/betulinic acid; EC O-Acyltransferase

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