ITI-007 is the Company's first-in-class antipsychotic with a unique mechanism of action. ITI-007 combines potent 5-HT2A receptor antagonism with dopamine receptor phosphoprotein modulation (DPPM) and serotonin reuptake inhibition for the treatment of acute and residual schizophrenia. At dopamine D2 receptors, ITI-007 has dual properties acting as a post-synaptic antagonist and as a pre-synaptic partial agonist. ITI-007 also stimulates phosphorylation of glutamatergic NMDA NR2B receptors in a mesolimbic specific manner. This regional selectivity in brain areas thought to mediate the efficacy of antipsychotic drugs together with serotonergic, glutamatergic, and dopaminergic interactions is expected to result in superior antipsychotic efficacy for positive, negative, affective and cognitive symptoms associated with schizophrenia. The serotonin reuptake inhibition allows for additional antidepressant efficacy for the treatment of schizoaffective disorder, co-morbid depression, and/or as a stand-alone treatment for major depressive disorder (MDD). ITI-007 is currently in a Phase II clinical trial in schizophrenia. We believe ITI-007 will be useful for the treatment of behavioral disturbances in dementia, autism and other CNS diseases and well as in bipolar disorder and other psychiatric and neurodegenerative disorders.
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Intra-Cellular Therapies (ITI) is developing novel drugs for the treatment of neuropsychiatric and neurodegenerative disease and other disorders of t
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