Thursday, February 26, 2009

SRT 1720

Action:
It is an activator of small molecule SIRT 1 (which is an NAD + dependent deacetylase and has the ability of removing acetyl groups from a variey of compounds). It has similar activity as that of resveratrol but is 1000 times more active than resveratrol. (wikipedia, 2009)

Uses:
It is under investigation for the treatment of obesity and diabetes.(wikipedia, 2009)

References:
Wikipedia, (2009). SRT 1720. Retreived on 27, February 2009 from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SRT1720
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