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Naturally “slimming protein” is discovered by chance
American scientists have discovered a natural protein that can effectively fight obesity, and the discovery was made completely by accident.
Initially, a team of researchers from Georgetown University in Washington was studying the nature of cancer.
Scientists have tried to figure out what role the natural BP3 protein plays in the formation of a tumor, which is present in a small amount in our body. However, in the course of the experiments it turned out that it is the most powerful regulator of metabolism.
The obese laboratory mice, in which the production of this protein was activated, began to lose weight quickly, despite the fact that they continued to actively absorb food.
Hence, the researchers conclude, it can also be used to treat diseases associated with metabolic disorders - such as type 2 diabetes mellitus or liver obesity.
Since the substance is not a medicine, but is produced in the body in a natural way, its clinical trials can begin as soon as possible.
"We found that eight procedures with BP3 for 18 days were enough to reduce the amount of adipose tissue in obese mice by more than a third," says one of the authors, oncology and pharmacology professor Anton Wellstein.
Therapy also improved other indicators related to obesity, for example, prevented hyperglycemia - high blood sugar, which is a major problem for diabetics.
A drop of fat in the liver just dissolved and disappeared.
New horizons in treatment
Scientists separately emphasize that the clinical examination of experimental mice and even microscopic studies did not reveal any side effects of treatment.
Obesity, which, according to various estimates, affects more than 650 million people around the world, is one of the most common causes of premature death.
It is also the cause of various metabolic disorders, including loss of insulin susceptibility, glucose intolerance, hypertension and elevated blood lipids.
BP3 belongs to the family of proteins involved in the formation of new blood vessels and wound healing. They are naturally produced in the body of any animal - from worms to humans.
According to scientists, its role in enhancing metabolism is still unknown, because it does not participate in the metabolism directly, but only is a powerful catalyst for the processing of fats and carbohydrates in other ways.