LBT-3627 is an experimental peptide drug derived from vasoactive intestinal peptide (VIP) that can change the behavior of immune cells so they protect dopamine-producing cells rather than attacking them. The drug has the potential to be administered orally. The drug may one day help those with Parkinson's disease.
History and development
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