Inhibition of hepatic lipogenesis by 2-tetradecylglycidic acid

Sylvia A. McCune, Takahide Nomura, Robert A. Harris

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2-Tetradecylglycidic acid (TDGA), a hypoglycemic agent, has been found to be a very effective inhibitor of de novo fatty acid synthesis by isolated hepatocytes. A comparison was made between the effectiveness of TDGA and 5-(tetradecyloxy)-2-furoic acid (TOFA), a hypolipidemic agent, on the metabolic processes of isolated hepatocytes. These compounds are structurally related and both inhibit fatty acid synthesis; however, they have opposite effects from each other on the oxidation and esterification of fatty acids. TDGA inhibits whereas TOFA stimulates fatty acid oxidation. TDGA stimulates whereas TOFA inhibits fatty acid esterification.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)880-882
Number of pages3
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 1 1979

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Cell Biology

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