Inhibiting Obesity Progression By Inhibiting Adipocyte Differentiation with a Pre-adipocyte Autophagy Inhibitor

The present invention relates to methods of mitigating, preventing or treating weight gain or obesity in patients by administering one or more autophagy inhibitors, thereby, preventing the differentiation process of pre-adipocyte cells into a mature adipocytes. Specifically, the present invention relates to the surprising discovery that autophagy is critical for the cellular remodeling required during pre-adipocyte differentiation into mature adipocyte. By targeting and inhibiting one or more mechanisms in autophagy, adipocyte maturation is also inhibited, thus, providing a novel a pathway to prevent, mitigate and/or treat weight gain, obesity and associated diseases, such as type II diabetes.

WO 2,010,022,236

Inventor(s): JIN SHENGKAN [US]

Type of Offer: Licensing

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