PIPE LINE

Selective voltage-gated sodium channel (Nav) inhibitor 
ANP-230

Primary indication
The peripheral neuropathic pain, including the infantile episodic limb pain syndrome and others.

Current sodium channel inhibitors for local anesthesia and developing sodium channel inhibitors have some CNS and cardiovascular-related side effects due to their lack of selectivity. We hope that our selective voltage-gated sodium channel inhibitor will have good analgesic efficacy without CNS, cardiovascular, and muscular-related safety issues and might become one of best approaches to cure the peripheral neuropathic pain, including the infantile episodic limb pain syndrome for which there are no effective drugs.

About the infantile episodic limb pain syndrome

Research groups in Kyoto University and Akita University found the cause for the episodic limb pain syndrome during infancy and childhood.
-They named it as the infantile episodic limb pain syndrome.-

Action of ANP-230

Image of transmission of pain in healthy people

Image of transmission of pain in patients with neuropathic pain

Transmission of pain in patients with neuropathic pain

When the peripheral sensory nerves are damaged, the expression level of Na+ channels in the damaged area and the dorsal root ganglion of the spinal cord is modulated, and the neuronal cells are overexcited to continuously transmit pain signals.ANP-230 is expected to reduce pain by suppressing its abnormal neuronal excitation.