Chemical Name: 4,5-Dihydro-5-methyl-4-oxo-5-phenyl-2-furancarboxylic acid
Biological ActivityAcifran is a hypolipidemic agent. Exhibits higher potency than nicotinic acid and clofibrate. Full and potent agonist at the human orphan GPCR HM74A/GPR109A and GPR109B (EC50 values are 1.3 and 4.2 μM respectively). Reduces serum triglycerides and circulating LDL-cholesterol in vivo, without affecting liver weight or liver enzymes.
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Evaluation of the lipid-lowering activity of AY-25,712 in rats.
Cayen et al.
Analogues of acrifan: agonists of the high and low affinity niacin receptors, GPR109a and GPR109b.
Jung et al.
Hypolipidemic 4,5-dihydro-4-oxo-5,5-disubstituted-2-furancarboxylic acids.
Jirkovsky and Cayen
Molecular identification of high and low affinity receptors for nicotinic acid.
Wise et al.
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