Source: Palatin Technologies, Inc. and reported by http://www.prnewswire.com/
CRANBURY, N.J., Sept. 23, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Palatin Technologies, Inc. (NYSE MKT: PTN), a biopharmaceutical company developing targeted, receptor-specific peptide therapeutics for the treatment of diseases with significant unmet medical need and commercial potential, announced that a review of the neurobiology and treatment efficacy of bremelanotide for hypoactive sexual desire disorder ("HSDD") was presented at the International Society for Sexual Medicine 20th World Meeting in Beijing, China.
Anita H. Clayton, M.D., of the University of Virginia School of Medicine, is lead author on the poster entitled "Bremelanotide: A Review of Its Neurobiology and Treatment Efficacy for HSDD." The poster addresses mechanisms of sexual response and the pathophysiology of HSDD, and describes the potential of bremelanotide to modulate brain pathways involved in sexual response.
James G. Pfaus, Ph.D., of Concordia University in Montreal, Canada was co-author, together with Johna Lucas, M.D., Carl Spana, Ph.D. and Robert Jordan of Palatin.
Palatin is developing bremelanotide, a centrally-mediated medication, as a subcutaneous, on-demand treatment for premenopausal women diagnosed with HSDD. Bremelanotide, which is a melanocortin 4 receptor agonist drug candidate, is a synthetic peptide analog of the naturally occurring hormone alpha-MSH (melanocyte-stimulating hormone).
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