Biochemical Pharmacology volume 80, issue 9, P1450-1457 2010 DOI: 10.1016/j.bcp.2010.07.023 View full text
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Xiaoyu Li, John S. Millar, Nicholas Brownell, François Briand, Daniel J. Rader

Abstract: The niacin receptor GPR109A is a Gi-protein coupled receptor which mediates the effects of niacin on inhibiting intracellular triglyceride lipolysis in adipocytes. However, the role of GPR109A in mediating the effects of niacin on high density lipoprotein (HDL) metabolism is unclear. We found niacin has no effect on HDL-C in GPR109A knockout mice. Furthermore, niacin lowered intracellular cAMP in primary hepatocytes mediated by GPR109A. We used an adeno-associated viral (AAV) serotype 8 vector encoding GPR109…

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