- decreases blood glucose. (R)
- are generally anti-inflammatory,
- help mice can live longer (and maybe people). (R)
- Leads to increased energy expenditure, fat utilization, and excretion. (R)
- decreases inflammation in your heart and reduces cholesterol. (R)
- reduces blood pressure (R).
- decreases heart disease. (R)
- combats diseases such as Multiple sclerosis and Alzheimer (R).
- can help IBD (Crohn's, colitis). (R)
- can cause weight gain in some ways (R),
- is not good for bone density. They increase bone destroying cells (osteoclasts) and decrease bone-producing cells (osteoblasts).
- increases sebum, which can leads to acne. (R)
It's better to have this gene increased most of the time.
Nuclear receptor that binds peroxisome proliferators such as hypolipidemic drugs and fatty acids. Once activated by a ligand, the nuclear receptor binds to DNA specific PPAR response elements (PPRE) and modulates the transcription of its target genes, such as acyl-CoA oxidase. It therefore controls the peroxisomal beta-oxidation pathway of fatty acids. Key regulator of adipocyte differentiation and glucose homeostasis. ARF6 acts as a key regulator of the tissue-specific adipocyte P2 (aP2) enhancer. Acts as a critical regulator of gut homeostasis by suppressing NF-kappa-B-mediated proinflammatory responses. Plays a role in the regulation of cardiovascular circadian rhythms by regulating the transcription of ARNTL/BMAL1 in the blood vessels.
Recommended name:Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor gamma
Nuclear receptor subfamily 1 group C member 3
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If you have low PPAR gamma, you should take PPAR gamma activators. The natural compounds listed here are so-called partial agonists of PPARgamma.
The drugs that activate PPARgamma (thiazolidinediones) are considered "full agonists" and have somewhat of a different effect. The partial agonists are weaker, but also have fewer side effects.
Calorie restriction decreases PPAR gamma gene expression, whereas a high-fat diet increased PPARG gene expression in the fat cells of mice. (R) So people with lower PPAR gamma might do better with higher fat content (especially omega-3 & omega-6).
It's possible that people who have low PPARs do worse with a low carb diet because they have low insulin levels and staying away from carbs exacerbates this issue.
Common PPAR Gamma Activators
In general, PPAR gamma apparently prefers polyunsaturated fatty acids such as linoleic acid, arachidonic acid, and EPA (R). Even though PPAR gamma activators can cause obesity, there are other mechanisms by which these supplements work that they either break even or cause weight loss.
- Exercise (R, R2) - in muscle as well,
- Omega 6: Linoleic acid (R), Arachidonic acid and arachidonic acid metabolites (R)
- Omega 3: -linolenic acid (R), ( Flax, chia),
- Fatty acids and prostanoids (R),
- Ketosis (R),
- Cold Exposure (R, R2) - also activates PGC-1a and PPAR-a
- Insulin from carbs (R, R2),
- Glycine found in collagen (R),
- Curcumin found in turmeric (R),
- Cinnamon (R),
- EPA+DHA: Fish oil (AMZN) or Fish Oil (IHERB) (R),
- CLA found in dairy (R),
- Coconut oil/19% Myristic Acid (R),
- MCT oil/ Capric acid (R),
- EGCG or tea (R),
- Oregano/Biochanin A (R), Oregano oil/Carvacrol (R),
- Soy: Daidzein (R), Genistein (R),
- Sage/Carnosic acid and carnosol(R),
- Vitamin E/Tocotrienols (R),
- Rosemary/Carnosic acid and carnosol (R)
- Naringenin found in grapefruit (R),
- Ginger/6-shogaol (R),
- Ellagic acid found in pomegranate (R),
- Flavanoids found in plants: Quercetin (R), Kaempferol (R), Apigenin (Low EC50)(R), Chrysin (Low EC50) (R), Luteolin (R), Hesperidin (Low EC50) (R),
- Licorice/Glycyrrhizic Acid (R), Licochalcone E (R),
- Goji Berries (R),
- Pistachios/oleanonic acid (R),
To activate PPARs, you need to also activate retinoic acid receptors (RXR). RXR is activated by the vitamin A found in animals (retinol), not plants. Although beta-carotene, which is found in plants, converts to it.
Other PPAR Gamma Activators
- Hormones: Cortisol/Hydrocortisone (R), HGH (Growth Hormone) (R),
- Gut bacteria (R), LPS (R), H pylori (R),
- Hi-Maize/Butyrate (R),
- Lipoic Acid (R),
- ALCAR (R)
- Saccharomyces Boulardii (R),
- Cannabis/THC (R),
- Cannabidiol (R),
- Magnolol (R),
- Honokiol (R),
- Baicalin (R)
- Silymarin (4.5% isosilybin A) (R),
- Astragalus/Formononetin, Biochanin A (R),
- Lutein (R) - reversed LPS decrease,
- Guggul/Commipheric acid (in guggulipid) (R),
- Echinacea/Alkamides (R) ,
- Ginseng/Ginsenoside 20(S)-protopanaxatriol and ginsenoside Rb1(R),
- Bitter melon /Cucurbitane-type triterpene glycosides (R),
- Statins/Red Yeast Rice (R)
- Annato/Bixin and norbixin (R),
- Citral (in lemongrass oil) (R),
- Red clover/isoflavones (R),
- Histidine (R)
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PPAR is a protein that binds to DNA to increase gene expression i.e. to produce other important proteins. There are three types: alpha, beta/delta, and gamma.
PPAR gamma (PPARy) most significantly increases insulin sensitivity and insulin secretion, which decreases blood glucose. (R) PPARs are generally anti-inflammatory and block inflammation (MAPK, NF-kappaB, and others).
PPARs produce an immune profile more similar to Th1 or Th2 Dominant?">Th2 dominance. It's not surprising then that PPAR gamma activation is one mechanism by which mice can live longer (and maybe people). (R)
PPARy increases FGF-21. FGF-21 has been shown to benefit insulin sensitivity, blood glucose, cholesterol profile and decrease body weight in obese mice and diabetic monkeys, without increased cancer or other side effects. (R)
FGF-21 leads to increased energy expenditure, fat utilization, and excretion. (R) PPARs also cause the browning of white fat (good), which should help combat obesity.
Even though PPAR gamma increases FGF-21, which in turn increases energy expenditure, obese people have higher levels of FGF-21. (R) This is simply because in the modern environment we just eat way too much for the amount of exercise we do.
Through these mechanisms, it's believed that it decreases heart disease. (R) Diseases such as Multiple sclerosis and Alzheimer are associated with lower PPARgamma. (R) PPAR gamma decreases inflammation and can help IBD (Crohn's, colitis). (R)
PPAR gamma plays a relatively large role in colon cells. PPAR gamma increases ApoE (R), which 25% of the population have lower levels of and is implicated in Alzheimer's.
ApoE is an anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant and junk removal protein. It also lowers cholesterol. PPAR gamma increases PON1 (R), which is an antioxidant and protects your heart. It's important for handling pesticides.
PPAR gamma can cause an increase in weight by increasing food intake, the production of fat cells and also makes fat cells bigger by increasing the uptake of fat and glucose in these cells. (R)
When mice are bred without PPAR gamma, they don't get fat on a high fat diet. (R) However, PPARs also cause weight loss by increasing energy expenditure and the browning of white fat. My guess is that whether you gain or lose weight will depend on your caloric intake and other factors.
CLA is a popular weight loss supplement and it inhibits PPAR gamma (R). Berberine is also a popular weight loss supplement and it also inhibits PPAR gamma. In cancer cells, PPAR gamma has been shown to be involved in tumor growth. (R)
Activation, in general, could theoretically increase your risk for cancer. However, that's not always the case. Honokiol is a supplement that increases PPARy in fat cells but decreases it in some cancer cells. Also, it reduces weight gain in diabetes and doesn't increase fat cells. (R, R2, R3) So we see substances can modify PPARy differently.
PPARs are not good for bone density. They increase bone destroying cells (osteoclasts) and decrease bone-producing cells (osteoblasts). PPARs increase sodium and fluid retention. On the skin, PPAR gamma increases sebum, which leads to acne. (R)
Indicators of low PPARs:
- You are thin and never tried to be thin,
- Have issues with Th1 Immune System">Th1 dominance (PPARy blocks IFNy),
- Have high inflammation. Cytokines like TNF and IL-1 decrease PPARy and PPARy also decreases inflammation. (R) Check your inflammation: Th1/Th2/Th17 dominance.
- Have low fasting insulin (mine was below 2) (PPARs increase insulin),
- You have an HBA1C that's not low even though you eat REALLY healthy (no sugar). PPARs lower blood glucose.
- Low Adiponectin(PPAR gamma increases adiponectin) (R)
- HighTGFb (R) (PPARy lowers TGF).
- High IGF-1(R)
Indicators of normal PPARs:
- You are capable of gaining weight,
- You're hungry often,
- Don't have chronic inflammation,
- You have high fasting insulin,
- You're Th1 or Th2 Dominant?">Th2 dominant. PPARy shifts you to a Th2 profile.
From NCBI Gene: Familial partial lipodystrophy 3ObesityDiabetes mellitus type 2Carotid intimal medial thickness 1From UniProt: Glioma 1 (GLM1): Gliomas are benign or malignant central nervous system neoplasms derived from glial cells. They comprise astrocytomas and glioblastoma multiforme that are derived from astrocytes, oligodendrogliomas derived from oligodendrocytes and ependymomas derived from ependymocytes. [MIM:137800] Obesity (OBESITY): A condition characterized by an increase of body weight beyond the limitation of skeletal and physical requirements, as the result of excessive accumulation of body fat. [MIM:601665] Lipodystrophy, familial partial, 3 (FPLD3): A form of lipodystrophy characterized by marked loss of subcutaneous fat from the extremities. Facial adipose tissue may be increased, decreased or normal. Affected individuals show an increased preponderance of insulin resistance, diabetes mellitus and dyslipidemia. [MIM:604367] Defects in PPARG can lead to type 2 insulin-resistant diabetes and hyptertension. PPARG mutations may be associated with colon cancer.
From NCBI Gene: This gene encodes a member of the peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor (PPAR) subfamily of nuclear receptors. PPARs form heterodimers with retinoid X receptors (RXRs) and these heterodimers regulate transcription of various genes. Three subtypes of PPARs are known: PPAR-alpha, PPAR-delta, and PPAR-gamma. The protein encoded by this gene is PPAR-gamma and is a regulator of adipocyte differentiation. Additionally, PPAR-gamma has been implicated in the pathology of numerous diseases including obesity, diabetes, atherosclerosis and cancer. Alternatively spliced transcript variants that encode different isoforms have been described. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008] From UniProt: Nuclear receptor that binds peroxisome proliferators such as hypolipidemic drugs and fatty acids. Once activated by a ligand, the nuclear receptor binds to DNA specific PPAR response elements (PPRE) and modulates the transcription of its target genes, such as acyl-CoA oxidase. It therefore controls the peroxisomal beta-oxidation pathway of fatty acids. Key regulator of adipocyte differentiation and glucose homeostasis. ARF6 acts as a key regulator of the tissue-specific adipocyte P2 (aP2) enhancer. Acts as a critical regulator of gut homeostasis by suppressing NF-kappa-B-mediated proinflammatory responses. Plays a role in the regulation of cardiovascular circadian rhythms by regulating the transcription of ARNTL/BMAL1 in the blood vessels.
Conditions with Increased Gene Activity
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Conditions with Decreased Gene Activity
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The following transcription factors increase gene production (R):
Highest expression in adipose tissue. Lower in skeletal muscle, spleen, heart and liver. Also detectable in placenta, lung and ovary.
PDPK1 activates its transcriptional activity independently of its kinase activity.
- Activating Transcription Factor Binding
- Alpha-Actinin Binding
- Arachidonic Acid Binding
- Chromatin Binding
- Core Promoter Sequence-Specific Dna Binding
- Dna Binding
- Drug Binding
- Enzyme Binding
- Ligand-Dependent Nuclear Receptor Transcription Coactivator Activity
- Prostaglandin Receptor Activity
- Retinoid X Receptor Binding
- Rna Polymerase Ii Transcription Factor Activity, Ligand-Activated Sequence-Specific Dna Binding
- Steroid Hormone Receptor Activity
- Transcription Factor Activity, Sequence-Specific Dna Binding
- Transcription Factor Binding
- Transcription Regulatory Region Dna Binding
- Zinc Ion Binding
- Identical Protein Binding
- Activation Of Cysteine-Type Endopeptidase Activity Involved In Apoptotic Process
- Animal Organ Regeneration
- Cell Fate Commitment
- Cell Maturation
- Cellular Response To Hyperoxia
- Cellular Response To Insulin Stimulus
- Cellular Response To Prostaglandin E Stimulus
- Cellular Response To Retinoic Acid
- Cellular Response To Vitamin E
- Epithelial Cell Differentiation
- Fatty Acid Oxidation
- Glucose Homeostasis
- Heart Development
- Innate Immune Response
- Lipid Homeostasis
- Lipid Metabolic Process
- Lipoprotein Transport
- Long-Chain Fatty Acid Transport
- Low-Density Lipoprotein Particle Receptor Biosynthetic Process
- Macrophage Derived Foam Cell Differentiation
- Monocyte Differentiation
- Negative Regulation Of Acute Inflammatory Response
- Negative Regulation Of Cell Growth
- Negative Regulation Of Cholesterol Storage
- Negative Regulation Of Collagen Biosynthetic Process
- Negative Regulation Of Interferon-Gamma-Mediated Signaling Pathway
- Negative Regulation Of Macrophage Derived Foam Cell Differentiation
- Negative Regulation Of Pancreatic Stellate Cell Proliferation
- Negative Regulation Of Receptor Biosynthetic Process
- Negative Regulation Of Sequestering Of Triglyceride
- Negative Regulation Of Smooth Muscle Cell Proliferation
- Negative Regulation Of Telomerase Activity
- Negative Regulation Of Transcription, Dna-Templated
- Negative Regulation Of Transcription From Rna Polymerase Ii Promoter
- Peroxisome Proliferator Activated Receptor Signaling Pathway
- Placenta Development
- Positive Regulation Of Fat Cell Differentiation
- Positive Regulation Of Fatty Acid Oxidation
- Positive Regulation Of Oligodendrocyte Differentiation
- Positive Regulation Of Phagocytosis, Engulfment
- Positive Regulation Of Sequence-Specific Dna Binding Transcription Factor Activity
- Positive Regulation Of Transcription, Dna-Templated
- Positive Regulation Of Transcription From Rna Polymerase Ii Promoter
- Regulation Of Blood Pressure
- Regulation Of Cholesterol Transporter Activity
- Regulation Of Circadian Rhythm
- Regulation Of Transcription Involved In Cell Fate Commitment
- Response To Caffeine
- Response To Cold
- Response To Drug
- Response To Estrogen
- Response To Immobilization Stress
- Response To Lipid
- Response To Low-Density Lipoprotein Particle
- Response To Mechanical Stimulus
- Response To Metformin
- Response To Nutrient
- Response To Retinoic Acid
- Response To Starvation
- Response To Vitamin A
- Rhythmic Process
- Signal Transduction
- Transcription Initiation From Rna Polymerase Ii Promoter
- White Fat Cell Differentiation