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Phenserine

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Overview

Name: Phenserine
Therapy Type: Small Molecule
Target Type: Cholinergic System
Condition(s): Alzheimer's Disease
U.S. FDA Status: Alzheimer's Disease (Inactive)
Company: TorreyPines Therapeutics, Inc.

Background

Phenserine is a physostigmine analog that inhibits acetylcholinesterase. It has also been shown to inhibit aβ production by reducing expression of APP (Klein, 2007; Venti et al., 2004; Utsuki et al., 2006).

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Paper Citations

  1. . Phenserine. Expert Opin Investig Drugs. 2007 Jul;16(7):1087-97. PubMed.
  2. . The integrated role of desferrioxamine and phenserine targeted to an iron-responsive element in the APP-mRNA 5'-untranslated region. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2004 Dec;1035:34-48. PubMed.
  3. . Identification of novel small molecule inhibitors of amyloid precursor protein synthesis as a route to lower Alzheimer's disease amyloid-beta peptide. J Pharmacol Exp Ther. 2006 Aug;318(2):855-62. PubMed.

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