Cơ Chế Tác Dụng :
DP-VPA is D-Pharm's proprietary lipid modified version of valproic acid (VPA) that demonstrate that DP-VPA is well-tolerated in patients with resistant epilepsy and has a marked effect on reducing seizure frequency.
DP-VPA is a new chemical entity (NCE) utilising D-Pharm's proprietary technology, Regulated Activation of Prodrugs (D-RAPTM). DP-VPA comprises VPA linked to a phospholipid moiety to form a prodrug that may be specifically cleaved by phospholipase A2 (PLA2), an enzyme specifically up-regulated in firing neurons. With a seizure imminent, VPA is preferentially released at the site of pathology until PLA2 hyperactivation subsides, enabling precise control over drug action.
Chỉ Định :
Investigated for use/treatment in bipolar disorders, epilepsy, and migraine and cluster headaches.