Free Fatty Acid Receptors

  • Graeme Milligan
  • Ikuo Kimura

Part of the Handbook of Experimental Pharmacology book series (HEP, volume 236)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Graeme Milligan, Daniele Bolognini, Eugenia Sergeev
    Pages 17-32
  3. Julien Ghislain, Vincent Poitout
    Pages 159-180
  4. Fiona M. Gribble, Eleftheria Diakogiannaki, Frank Reimann
    Pages 181-203
  5. Cong Tang, Stefan Offermanns
    Pages 205-220
  6. Junki Miyamoto, Mayu Kasubuchi, Akira Nakajima, Ikuo Kimura
    Pages 221-231
  7. Mandi M. Hopkins, Kathryn E. Meier
    Pages 233-251
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 253-254

About this book


This book highlights the important role free fatty acids (FFA) play as potential drug targets. While FFA have long been considered byproducts of cell metabolism, they are now recognized as ligands that regulate cell and tissue function via G-protein-coupled receptors. At least three receptors have been identified for which FFA appear to be the endogenous ligands.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Graeme Milligan
    • 1
  • Ikuo Kimura
    • 2
  1. 1.Inst. Molecular, Cell & Systems BiologyUniversity of GlasgowGlasgowUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Dep of Applied Biological ScienceTokyo Univ of Agriculture and TechnologyFuchu-shiJapan

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