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Open Access SOM230: A New Therapeutic Modality for Cushing's Disease

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A rational drug design approach involving transposition of functional groups from SRIF into a reduced size cyclohexapeptide template has led to the discovery of SOM230, a novel, stable cyclohexapeptide somatostatin mimic which exhibits unique high affinity binding to human somatostatin receptors (sst1-5). This unique receptor subtype binding profile, in particular the exceptional high affinity binding to sst5, led to SOM230 being approved by EMEA and FDA in 2012 as the first effective pituitary directed therapeutic modality for Cushing's disease.

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Affiliations: 1: Global Discovery Chemistry Novartis Institutes of Biomedical Research CH-4002 Basel, Switzerland. [email protected] 2: Global Discovery Chemistry Novartis Institutes of Biomedical Research CH-4002 Basel, Switzerland

Publication date: August 1, 2014

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