Highly selective agonist for GPR109B (HM74), human orphan G-protein-coupled receptor expressed in adipocytes. Selective for GPR109B over niacin receptor GPR109A (HM74A); EC50
values are 400 nM and > 1 μ
M respectively. Inhibits isoproterenol-stimulated lipolysis in vitro
in isolated human adipocytes.
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1-Alkyl-benzotriazole-5-carboxylic acids are highly selective agonists of the human orphan G-protein-coupled receptor GPR109b.
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