Fatostatin (125256-00-0) blocks adipogenesis by inhibiting the activation of SREBP. Inhibits the ER-Golgi translocation of SREBPs via binding to their escort protein (SCAP). Fatostatin prevents increases in body weight, blood glucose and hepatic fat accumulation in obese ob/ob mice.1 Inhibits high glucose-induced TGF-β in mesangial cells.2 Cell permeable.
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2) Uttarwar et al. (2012), SREBP-1 activation by glucose mediates TGF-β upregulation in mesangial cells; Am. J. Physiol. Renal Physiol., 302 F329