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Recent Development on Anti-Obesity Compounds and their Mechanisms of Action: A Review

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Yixing Qiu, Huanghe Yu , Rong Zeng, Shiyin Guo, Muhammad Daniyal, Zeyu Deng, Aibing Wang and Wei Wang*   Pages 1 - 19 ( 19 )

Abstract:


Obesity, associated with a series of complications such as diabetes, hypertension, and heart disease, is a great threat to human health and leads to increased morbidity and mortality. In spite of the presence of anti-obesity agents on the market, the application of these drugs is limited because of their typical side effects. More effective and safe weight-loss drugs are being pursued by many researchers, correspondingly, growing small molecules and natural products with anti-obesity effects have been identified and the molecular mechanisms underlying the action of novel and known compounds have at least partially been revealed. Therefore, the field does witness great progress year by year. In this review, we intend to provide a comprehensive and updated view on the known and novel compounds which possess anti-obesity effects, and further classify them according to the molecular mechanisms of their actions in regulating the major anti-obesity pathways.

Keywords:

obesity, active compounds, mechanisms of action, lipid metabolism and energy expenditure, adipocyte differentiation, insulin resistance, chronic inflammation, gut microorganism

Affiliation:

TCM and Ethnomedicine Innovation & Development International Laboratory, Innovative Drug Research Institute, School of Pharmacy, Hunan University of Chinese Medicine,Changsha, 410208, TCM and Ethnomedicine Innovation & Development International Laboratory, Innovative Drug Research Institute, School of Pharmacy, Hunan University of Chinese Medicine,Changsha, 410208, TCM and Ethnomedicine Innovation & Development International Laboratory, Innovative Drug Research Institute, School of Pharmacy, Hunan University of Chinese Medicine,Changsha, 410208, College of Food Science and Technology, Hunan Agricultural University, Changsha, 410128, Hunan, TCM and Ethnomedicine Innovation & Development International Laboratory, Innovative Drug Research Institute, School of Pharmacy, Hunan University of Chinese Medicine,Changsha, 410208, TCM and Ethnomedicine Innovation & Development International Laboratory, Innovative Drug Research Institute, School of Pharmacy, Hunan University of Chinese Medicine,Changsha, 410208, The Key Laboratory of Animal Vaccine & Protein Engineering, College of Veterinary Medicine, Hunan Agricultural University, Changsha, 410128, Hunan, TCM and Ethnomedicine Innovation & Development International Laboratory, Innovative Drug Research Institute, School of Pharmacy, Hunan University of Chinese Medicine,Changsha, 410208



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