XBP1: A Pivotal Transcriptional Regulator of Glucose and Lipid Metabolism

Christina Piperi, Christos Adamopoulos, Athanasios G. Papavassiliou

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X-box binding protein 1 (XBP1) is a major, well-conserved component of the unfolded protein response (UPR) that is crucial for glucose homeostasis and lipid metabolism. Metabolic dysfunction has been associated with XBP1 transcriptional activity. Recently, compounds selectively targeting the IRE1α-XBP1 pathway have emerged as a potential approach for treatment of metabolic diseases.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)119-122
Number of pages4
JournalTrends in Endocrinology and Metabolism
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1 Mar 2016
Externally publishedYes


  • Glucose
  • Lipogenesis
  • Metabolic diseases
  • Unfolded protein response
  • X-box binding protein 1


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