New drugs from fat bugs?

Cell Metab. 2006 Jan;3(1):1-2. doi: 10.1016/j.cmet.2005.12.002.


Signal transduction cascades, such as Hedgehog (Hh) signaling, are potentially important targets for new drugs. A new study in this issue of Cell Metabolism identifies hedgehog signaling in the formation of the Drosophila fly body and in mammalian adipogenesis.

Publication types

  • Introductory Journal Article
  • Comment

MeSH terms

  • Adipogenesis / physiology*
  • Animals
  • Drosophila Proteins / agonists
  • Drosophila Proteins / physiology*
  • Drosophila melanogaster / physiology
  • Hedgehog Proteins / agonists
  • Hedgehog Proteins / physiology*
  • Signal Transduction / physiology*


  • Drosophila Proteins
  • Hedgehog Proteins
  • hh protein, Drosophila