Research and Markets: Pituitary ACTH Hypersecretion (Cushing’s Disease) – Pipeline Review Report, H1 2013 Edition

Research and Markets(http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/rdf6gm/pituitary_acth) has announced the addition of the “Pituitary ACTH Hypersecretion (Cushing’s Disease) – Pipeline Review, H1 2013” report to their offering.

‘Pituitary ACTH Hypersecretion (Cushing’s Disease) – Pipeline Review, H2 2013’, provides an overview of the indication’s therapeutic pipeline. This report provides information on the therapeutic development for Pituitary ACTH Hypersecretion (Cushing’s Disease), complete with latest updates, and special features on late-stage and discontinued projects. It also reviews key players involved in the therapeutic development for Pituitary ACTH Hypersecretion (Cushing’s Disease).

Scope

– A snapshot of the global therapeutic scenario for Pituitary ACTH Hypersecretion (Cushing’s Disease).

– A review of the Pituitary ACTH Hypersecretion (Cushing’s Disease) products under development by companies and universities/research institutes based on information derived from company and industry-specific sources.

– Coverage of products based on various stages of development ranging from discovery till registration stages.

– A feature on pipeline projects on the basis of monotherapy and combined therapeutics.

– Coverage of the Pituitary ACTH Hypersecretion (Cushing’s Disease) pipeline on the basis of route of administration and molecule type.

– Key discontinued pipeline projects.

– Latest news and deals relating to the products.

Companies Involved in Pituitary ACTH Hypersecretion (Cushing’s Disease) Therapeutics Development

 

  • Isis Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • Ipsen S.A.
  • Novartis AG
  • HRA Pharma, SA
  • Cortendo Invest AB

 

Drug Profiles: Product Description, Mechanism of Action and R&D Progress

 

  • LCI-699
  • mifepristone
  • ISIS-GCCRRx
  • Inhibitors of ACTH receptor
  • ketoconazole
  • Next Generation Cortisol Inhibitor
  • pasireotide Long Acting Release

 

For more information visit http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/rdf6gm/pituitary_acth

Researchers May Have Found the Cause of Cushing’s Disease

A team of researchers may have zeroed in on the cause of Cushing’s disease, a condition that leads to diabetes, obesity and the risk of premature death.

Location of the pituitary gland in the human brain

Location of the pituitary gland in the human brain (Photo credit: Wikipedia)(TR4). By reducing the TR4 in lab mice, they were able to reverse tumor growth and excess ACTH production.

More women than men get the disease, which begins usually between 20 and 50 with mostly benign tumors in the pituitary gland. It’s known that that condition results in excess production of adrenocorticotrophic hormone (ACTH). But until now, scientists haven’t been sure what drives the production of ACTH.

Now, UCLA researchers and their colleagues have zeroed in on the culprit: excessive production of testicular orphan nuclear receptor (TR4). By reducing the TR4 in lab mice, they were able to reverse tumor growth and excess ACTH production.

The findings, published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, could point the way to targeted treatment of Cushing’s.

From http://www.thirdage.com/medical-care/researchers-find-the-cause-of-cushing-s-disease

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