The compounds work by binding to one of the body's natural molecules called Rev-erba, which influences lipid and glucose metabolism in the liver, the production of fat-storing cells
and the response of macrophages (cells that remove dying or dead cells) during inflammation.
Now, a team reports that one such virus works by transforming adult stem cells into fat-storing cells
It works by directly addressing the life cycle of adipocytes -the fat-storing cells
-using the combined ingredients of bitter orange blossom and caffeine.
In subsequent experiments, the researchers found that exposing fat-storing cells
from mice and fat-metabolizing liver cells from rats to C275 caused the cells to accelerate their metabolism of fat.
It's possible that the virus alters metabolic rate, he says, but his preliminary studies suggest that, instead, Ad-36 increases the rate at which precursor cells mature into fat-storing cells