Adipostatin A

Adipostatin A
Chemical structure of adipostatin A
Preferred IUPAC name
Other names
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ChemSpider 69081
ECHA InfoCard 100.019.636
PubChem 76617
Molar mass 320.52 g·mol−1
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
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Adipostatin A is an alkylresorcinol, a type of phenolic lipids composed of long aliphatic chains and phenolic rings. Chemically, it is similar in structure to urushiol, the irritant found in poison ivy.

Adipostatin A can be found in Gingko biloba fruits as well as in Streptomyces cyaneus.[1] It is also found in cashew nutshell liquid (Anacardium occidentale), in Anacardium othonianum and in Ardisia elliptica.[2]

It is an inhibitor of glycerol-3-phosphate dehydrogenase.[3]


  1. Tanaka, A; Arai, Y; Kim, SN; Ham, J; Usuki, T (2011). "Synthesis and biological evaluation of bilobol and adipostatin A". Journal of Asian natural products research. 13 (4): 290–6. doi:10.1080/10286020.2011.554828. PMID 21462031.
  2. Koh Hwee Ling, Chua Tung Kian, and Tan Chay Hoon. "A Guide to Medicinal Plants: An Illustrated, Scientific and Medicinal Approach", p. 14. World Scientific Publishing 2009, ISBN 981-283-709-4. Preview available at Google Books
  3. Tsuge, N; Mizokami, M; Imai, S; Shimazu, A; Seto, H (1992). "Adipostatins a and B, new inhibitors of glycerol-3-phosphate dehydrogenase". The Journal of antibiotics. 45 (6): 886–91. doi:10.7164/antibiotics.45.886. PMID 1500355.

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