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Perzinfotel (EAA-090) is a drug which acts as a potent NMDA antagonist.[1] It has neuroprotective effects and has been investigated for the treatment of stroke,[2] but lacks analgesic effects.[3] Nevertheless, it shows a good safety profile compared to older drugs, although further development of this drug has been discontinued.[4]

Prodrugs were developed since the oral bioavailability of perzinfotel is only around 3-5%.[5]


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  2. ^ Sun L, Chiu D, Kowal D, Simon R, Smeyne M, Zukin RS, et al. (August 2004). "Characterization of two novel N-methyl-D-aspartate antagonists: EAA-090 (2-[8,9-dioxo-2,6-diazabicyclo [5.2.0]non-1(7)-en2-yl]ethylphosphonic acid) and EAB-318 (R-alpha-amino-5-chloro-1-(phosphonomethyl)-1H-benzimidazole-2-propanoic acid hydrochloride)". The Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics. 310 (2): 563–70. doi:10.1124/jpet.104.066092. PMID 15075380.
  3. ^ Brandt MR, Cummons TA, Potestio L, Sukoff SJ, Rosenzweig-Lipson S (June 2005). "Effects of the N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor antagonist perzinfotel [EAA-090; [2-(8,9-dioxo-2,6-diazabicyclo[5.2.0]non-1(7)-en-2-yl)-ethyl]phosphonic acid] on chemically induced thermal hypersensitivity". The Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics. 313 (3): 1379–86. doi:10.1124/jpet.105.084467. PMID 15764736.
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  5. ^ Baudy RB, Butera JA, Abou-Gharbia MA, Chen H, Harrison B, Jain U, et al. (February 2009). "Prodrugs of perzinfotel with improved oral bioavailability". Journal of Medicinal Chemistry. 52 (3): 771–8. doi:10.1021/jm8011799. PMID 19146418.