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|Molar mass||565.550 g/mol|
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Befetupitant (Ro67-5930) is a drug developed by Hoffmann-La Roche which acts as a potent and selective antagonist for the NK1 receptor. It was originally developed as a potential antiemetic drug, though development was ultimately discontinued after a related drug netupitant was deemed to be more suitable for clinical development. Befetupitant has however continued to be researched for other possible applications such as treatment of corneal neovascularization.
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- Bignami F, Giacomini C, Lorusso A, Aramini A, Rama P, Ferrari G. NK1 receptor antagonists as a new treatment for corneal neovascularization. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2014 Sep 16;55(10):6783-94. doi: 10.1167/iovs.14-14553. PMID 25228541