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Talampanel is a glutamate receptor inhibitor with anti-seizure
activity. Talampanel is also an orally active, potent and selective
antagonist, and can noncompetitively bind to the AMPA subtype of
glutamate excitatory amino acid receptors and may inhibit the growth of gliomas by interfering with neurotransmitters involved in brain tumor
growth. This agent may also protect against traumatic brain injury.
Talampanel (GYKI 53405) is being investigated for the treatment of
epilepsy, malignant gliomas and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). As
of May 2010, results from the trial for ALS have been found negative. Check for
active clinical trials or
closed clinical trials using this agent. (NCI
Current developer: Teva
LY300164；GYKI-53773；Gyki 53405；Gyki-53405；LY 293606.
IUPAC/Chemical name: (8R)-7-Acetyl-5-(4-aminophenyl)-8,9-dihydro-8-methyl-7H-1,3-dioxolo[4,5-h][2,3]benzodiazepine
MedKoo Code#: 202740
Chemical Formula: C19H19N3O3
Exact Mass: 337.14264
Molecular Weight: 337.37
Elemental Analysis: C, 67.64; H, 5.68; N, 12.46; O, 14.23
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Price reduced on 4/5/2013
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Information about this agent
Talampanel is currently being
investigated for the treatment of epilepsy, malignant gliomas and
amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). It is a noncompetitive antagonist
of the AMPA receptor, a type of glutamate receptor in the central
nervous system. (source:
Teva has exclusive worldwide rights to develop and
market talampanel for the treatment of neurological disorders. Based on
talampanel',s anti-glutamate excitatory activity, Teva believes that
talampanel can significantly delay the functional deterioration of ALS
patients. Based on the scientific, mechanistic rationale and a positive
signal from a small Phase II study in ALS, Teva is proceeding with the
development of talampanel for the latter indication, and a Phase II
study has been initiated in centers in the U.S., Canada, Europe, and
Israel. to evaluate the efficacy, tolerability and safety of an oral
administration of 75mg and 150mg daily doses of talampanel for 52
weeks.The recruitment of 559 ALS patients has been completed and the
study is scheduled to end by the second quarter of 2010. (source:
On May 17, 2010, Teva announced the results of the recently
completed trial of Talampanel for people with ALS. The results were
conclusively negative. The ALS Functional Rating scale, a tool
instrument used to assess changes in physical functioning in people with
ALS over time, was the primary outcome measure; both this measure and
the other measures investigated showed no difference in the rate of
progression in participants with ALS treated with placebo or either of 2
doses of the study medication. While there were more side effects seen
in participants treated with the Talampanel, the dropout rates were very
similar in all groups, making the negative results more convincing.
While this is a very disappointing result for patients, caregivers, and
physicians, the convincing nature of the results provides a clear answer
to the effectiveness of this treatment for people with ALS. Fortunately,
there are many other promising drugs now being tested; it is important
for all to remain hopeful and committed to finding improved therapies
for ALS. (sourcing:
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