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beta-Arrestin1 mediates nicotinic acid-induced flushing, but not its antilipolytic effect, in mice.
(J Clin Invest, 2009-05)
Nicotinic acid is one of the most effective agents for both lowering triglycerides and raising HDL. However, the side effect of cutaneous flushing severely limits patient compliance. As nicotinic acid stimulates the GPCR ...