Research and prospect of peptides for use in obesity treatment (Review)

  • Authors:
    • Yao Gao
    • Xuewen Yuan
    • Ziyang Zhu
    • Dandan Wang
    • Qianqi Liu
    • Wei Gu
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  • Published online on: October 16, 2020     https://doi.org/10.3892/etm.2020.9364
  • Article Number: 234
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Abstract

Obesity and its related diseases, such as type 2 diabetes, hypertension and cardiovascular disease, are steadily increasing worldwide. Over the past few decades, numerous studies have focused on the differentiation and function of brown and beige fat, providing evidence for their therapeutic potential in treating obesity. However, no specific novel drug has been developed to treat obesity in this way. Peptides are a class of chemically active substances, which are linked together by amino acids using peptide bonds. They have specific physiological activities, including browning of white fat. As signal molecules regulated by the neuroendocrine system, the role of polypeptides, such as neuropeptide Y, brain‑gut peptide and glucagon‑like peptide in obesity and its related complications has been revealed. Notably, with the rapid development of peptidomics, peptide drugs have been widely used in the prevention and treatment of metabolic diseases, due to their short half‑life, small apparent distribution volume, low toxicity and low side effects. The present review summarizes the progress and the new trend of peptide research, which may provide novel targets for the prevention and treatment of obesity.
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Gao Y, Yuan X, Zhu Z, Wang D, Liu Q and Gu W: Research and prospect of peptides for use in obesity treatment (Review). Exp Ther Med 20: 234, 2020
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Gao, Y., Yuan, X., Zhu, Z., Wang, D., Liu, Q., & Gu, W. (2020). Research and prospect of peptides for use in obesity treatment (Review). Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine, 20, 234. https://doi.org/10.3892/etm.2020.9364
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Gao, Y., Yuan, X., Zhu, Z., Wang, D., Liu, Q., Gu, W."Research and prospect of peptides for use in obesity treatment (Review)". Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine 20.6 (2020): 234.
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Gao, Y., Yuan, X., Zhu, Z., Wang, D., Liu, Q., Gu, W."Research and prospect of peptides for use in obesity treatment (Review)". Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine 20, no. 6 (2020): 234. https://doi.org/10.3892/etm.2020.9364