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MAP Pharmaceuticals Reports Positive Pharmacological Response Data for Migraine Product Candidate at the American Headache Society Annual Meeting
Date:6/28/2008

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., June 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- MAP Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: MAPP) today presented data from an in-vitro study evaluating receptor pharmacology of MAP0004, orally inhaled dihydroergotamine (DHE) for the potential treatment of migraine, compared to intravenous (IV) DHE. The study results were among six posters relating to the MAP0004 program that the Company presented at the American Headache Society 50th Annual Scientific Meeting in Boston, MA.

In this receptor pharmacology study, MAP0004 stimulated receptors that relieve migraine at levels comparable to IV DHE, but did not activate receptors associated with side effects frequently seen with IV DHE. In addition, MAP0004 did not affect receptors that have a role in regulating pulmonary function.

"The selective binding of MAP0004 at receptors associated with migraine rather than those associated with side effects offers a mechanistic hypothesis for the favorable safety and efficacy profile of MAP0004 compared to IV DHE that we have observed in our initial clinical studies," said Thomas A. Armer, Ph.D., Chief Scientific Officer of MAP Pharmaceuticals. "The absence of negative effects of MAP0004 on pulmonary function in asthmatic subjects observed in a Phase 2 study is also important because migraine and asthma are frequently co-morbid conditions."

MAP0004 is designed to be self-administered by patients at home via MAP Pharmaceuticals' proprietary Tempo(R) inhaler. In Phase 2 studies with migraneurs and with asthmatics, treatment with MAP0004 was well-tolerated, with no serious adverse events reported. Drug-induced nausea was very low and migraine-associated nausea also decreased with treatment.

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