RXR Partial Agonist CBt-PMN Exerts Therapeutic Effects on Type 2 Diabetes without the Side Effects of RXR Full Agonists
journal contributionposted on 10.05.2012, 00:00 by Hiroki Kakuta, Nobumasa Yakushiji, Ryosuke Shinozaki, Fuminori Ohsawa, Shoya Yamada, Yui Ohta, Kohei Kawata, Mariko Nakayama, Manabu Hagaya, Chisa Fujiwara, Makoto Makishima, Shigeyuki Uno, Akihiro Tai, Ami Maehara, Masaru Nakayama, Toshitaka Oohashi, Hiroyuki Yasui, Yutaka Yoshikawa
Treating insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes in rodents, currently known retinoid X receptor (RXR) agonists induce significant adverse effects. Here we introduce a novel RXR partial agonist CBt-PMN (11b), which shows a potent glucose-lowering effect and improvements of insulin secretion and glucose tolerance without the serious adverse effects caused by RXR full agonists. We suggest that RXR partial agonists may be a new class of antitype 2 diabetes drug candidates.