Thursday, February 26, 2009

SRT 1720

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)

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

Wikipedia, (2009). SRT 1720. Retreived on 27, February 2009 from
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