Chemical Name: 5-[[4-[2-(5-Ethyl-2-pyridinyl)-2-oxoethoxy]phenyl]methyl]-2,4-thiazolidinedione
Biological ActivityInsulin sensitizer; enhances insulin sensitivity and lowers blood-glucose levels in diabetic mouse models. Inhibits mitochondria pyruvate carriers; increases mitochondrial respiration rates, leading to a reduction in expression of lipogenic enzymes. Suppresses gluconeogenesis and lipogenesis in primary hepatocytes. Exhibits low binding affinity and activity at PPARγ (EC50 = 23.7 μM).
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Thiazolidinediones are acute, specific inhibitors of the mitochondrial pyruvate carrier.
Divakaruni et al.
Insulin resistance and metabolic derangements in obese mice are ameliorated by a novel peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor γ-sparing thiazolidinedione.
Chen et al.
Identification of a mitochondrial target of thiazolidinedione insulin sensitizers (mTOT) relationship to newly identified mitochondrial pyruvate carrier proteins.
Colca et al.
PLoS One, 2013;8:e61551
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