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Resveratrol analog 4-[2-(3,5-dimethoxyphenyl)vinyl]pyridine reduces differentiation of the 3T3-L1 adipocyte.
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PMID:  23035943     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Context: Resveratrol (3,5,4'-trihydroxystilbene) is a phytoalexin synthesized by plants, most notably grapes, against microbial invasion or ultraviolet stimulation, and is known to exert antioxidant, anticancer, and antiobesity effects. Objective: This study was conducted to find resveratrol derivatives with higher anti-obesity activity compared to resveratrol and to verify their mechanism of action. Materials and methods: The inhibitory effect of resveratrol and its derivatives on adipocyte differentiation in 3T3-L1 cells was studied using Oil Red O staining, and the effects on the intracellular expression of fatty acid synthase (FAS) and acetyl-CoA carboxylase (ACC) were measured via Western blot analysis. Results: A derivative of resveratrol, 4-[2-(3,5-dimethoxyphenyl)vinyl]pyridine (DPVP), exerted inhibitory effects against 3T3-L1 adipocyte differentiation (IC(50) = 13.5 µM) and FAS expression. Notably, it displayed higher activity at concentrations lower than 25 µM compared to resveratrol. Discussion and conclusion: DPVP is considered to have greater potential as an anti-obesity substance, as it exhibits excellent activity at low concentrations compared to resveratrol.
Jin Taek Hwang; Sanghee Kim; Inwook Choi; Sang Yoon Choi
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-10-5
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pharmaceutical biology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1744-5116     ISO Abbreviation:  Pharm Biol     Publication Date:  2012 Oct 
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Created Date:  2012-10-5     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  9812552     Medline TA:  Pharm Biol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Korea Food Research Institute , Seongnam , Korea.
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