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Oncoceutics, Inc.

Drug Names(s): ONC 201, ONC-201, TIC10, TIC 10

Description: ONC201 was originally identified in a screen for TRAIL-inducing compounds, and subsequently proposed to induce the TRAIL receptor, DR5, specifically in tumor cells. The TRAIL pathway is a pro-apoptotic signaling pathway. Subsequently, the company announced that ONC201 antagonizes dopamine receptor, DRD2, a member of the D2-like dopamine receptor subfamily in the G protein-coupled receptor (GPCR) superfamily.

Upon elucidating the chemical structure with a three-ring heterocycle and two substitutable basic amines, the company coined the name imipridones to represent a class of compounds derived from ONC201, including ONC6 and ONC212.

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