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Drugs Targeting The Sebaceous Gland


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#1 Wotever

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Posted 08 February 2012 - 01:30 AM

Does anyone know of anything serious in the pipeline for regulating the sebaceous gland? I am really thinking systemic treatments rather than topical. Topicals such as ASC-J9 could potentially have merit but something that acts on sebaceous glands at a systemic level (e.g. preventing them from responding to androgens) would seem like a better solution.

I am presuming that SMT D002 is dead in the water. Only other vaguely promising one I have come across is isoprenylcysteine:

IPC analogs have also been shown to modulate GPCR signaling, suggesting a potential role in regulating sebum control through inhibition of the GPCR melanocortin 5 receptor (MC5R) (critical for sebaceous gland lipogenesis)


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Posted 10 February 2012 - 06:39 PM

yeah i saw the ascj9 results, and they werent so impressive. like lesions counts went down avg by 45 percent. thats why they are holding another trial at a higher concentration now.

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 02:33 PM

Bit dubious about this, but it claims to be a 5a-reductase inhibitor and to have reduced sebum production by >50% in a trial...

http://www.dsm.com/e...-SEBUM_6203.pdf

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 11:16 PM

Why wouldn't 5a-reductase inhibitors like Dutasteride reduce sebum, but this drug does?




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