Parasitic loranthus from Loranthaceae rather than Viscaceae potently inhibits fatty acid synthase and reduces body weight in mice.

@article{Wang2008ParasiticLF,
  title={Parasitic loranthus from Loranthaceae rather than Viscaceae potently inhibits fatty acid synthase and reduces body weight in mice.},
  author={Yan Wang and M. Deng and Shu-yan Zhang and Zhe-Kun Zhou and W. Tian},
  journal={Journal of ethnopharmacology},
  year={2008},
  volume={118 3},
  pages={
          473-8
        }
}
  • Yan Wang, M. Deng, +2 authors W. Tian
  • Published 2008
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Journal of ethnopharmacology
AIM OF THE STUDY Our previous results have shown one species of parasitic loranthus (Taxillus chinensis (DC.) Dancer) exhibits potent inhibition on fatty acid synthase (FAS) that is proposed to be a potential therapeutic target for treatment of obesity. However, the medicinal parasitic loranthus come from tens of plants of two families, the Loranthaceae and the Viscaceae. This study was carried out to figure out whether these parasitic loranthus from the two families have similar inhibitory… Expand
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