PubMed 25060923

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Automatically associated channels: Nav1.8

Title: Recent progress in sodium channel modulators for pain.

Authors: Sharan K Bagal, Mark L Chapman, Brian E Marron, Rebecca Prime, R Ian Storer, Nigel A Swain

Journal, date & volume: Bioorg. Med. Chem. Lett., 2014 Aug 15 , 24, 3690-9

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Voltage-gated sodium channels (Navs) are an important family of transmembrane ion channel proteins and Nav drug discovery is an exciting field. Pharmaceutical investment in Navs for pain therapeutics has expanded exponentially due to genetic data such as SCN10A mutations and an improved ability to establish an effective screen sequence for example IonWorks Barracuda®, Synchropatch® and Qube®. Moreover, emerging clinical data (AZD-3161, XEN402, CNV1014802, PF-05089771, PF-04531083) combined with recent breakthroughs in Nav structural biology pave the way for a future of fruitful prospective Nav drug discovery.