The world's first wiki where authorship really matters (Nature Genetics, 2008). Due credit and reputation for authors. Imagine a global collaborative knowledge base for original thoughts. Search thousands of articles and collaborate with scientists around the globe.

wikigene or wiki gene protein drug chemical gene disease author authorship tracking collaborative publishing evolutionary knowledge reputation system wiki2.0 global collaboration genes proteins drugs chemicals diseases compound
Hoffmann, R. A wiki for the life sciences where authorship matters. Nature Genetics (2008)

Targeting PGC-1 alpha to control energy homeostasis.

The prevalence of Type 2 diabetes is increasing at an alarming rate in most parts of the world. Effective therapeutic drugs are urgently needed, not only to control the disease but also to prevent or delay its progression. Therapies that target the underlying pathogenesis could, in theory, hold such potential. Recent evidence strongly suggests that impaired mitochondrial function is part of the underlying pathogenesis of insulin resistance and Type 2 diabetes. Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor gamma co-activator-1 alpha (PGC-1alpha) is a transcription co-activator that plays a key role in regulating mitochondrial biogenesis and energy metabolism in multiple tissues. Thus, improvement and restoration of mitochondrial function and oxidative capacity through activation of PGC-1alpha could provide new treatments for metabolic diseases. A diverse array of proteins has been shown to regulate PGC-1alpha transcription and/or activity, some of which represent promising targets for pharmaceutical intervention.[1]


  1. Targeting PGC-1 alpha to control energy homeostasis. Wu, Z., Boss, O. Expert Opin. Ther. Targets (2007) [Pubmed]
WikiGenes - Universities