Research programme: melanocortin-4 receptor agonists - Merck

Drug Profile

Research programme: melanocortin-4 receptor agonists - Merck

Alternative Names: MB 243; RY 764

Latest Information Update: 25 Mar 2010

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At a glance

  • Originator Merck & Co
  • Class Small molecules
  • Mechanism of Action Melanocortin type 4 receptor agonists
  • Orphan Drug Status

    Orphan designation is assigned by a regulatory body to encourage companies to develop drugs for rare diseases.


Highest Development Phases

  • Preclinical Erectile dysfunction
  • Discontinued Obesity

Most Recent Events

  • 09 Sep 2009 Discontinued - Preclinical for Obesity in USA (unspecified route)
  • 28 Feb 2006 A preclinical study has been added to the pharmacokinetics and Obesity pharmacodynamics sections
  • 20 Sep 2005 Data presented at the 230th American Chemical Society National Meeting - (230th-ACS-2005)have been added to the pharmacokinetics and Men's Health and Obesity pharmacodynamics sections
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