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TorreyPines Therapeutics to Host Webinar at 11 a.m. EDT Today on the Opportunity for Treating Chronic Pain, Migraine and Muscle Spasticity Through Inhibition of Neurotransmitter Glutamate
Date:6/25/2008

to be studied in clinical trials for chronic pain. Glutamate receptors mediate the functioning of glutamate, an important excitatory neurotransmitter. While normal glutamate production is essential, excess glutamate production, either through injury or disease, can have a range of pathological effects. By acting at both the AMPA and kainate receptor site to competitively block the binding of glutamate, tezampanel and its oral prodrug, NGX426, have the potential to treat a number of diseases and disorders. These include migraine and other forms of chronic pain such as neuropathic pain as well as muscle spasticity and rigidity secondary to spinal cord trauma, stroke and multiple sclerosis.

Webinar Information

Participants can access the Webinar by clicking on the link located on the home page of TorreyPines Therapeutics' Web site at http://www.torreypinestherapeutics.com. Individuals interested in asking questions should also participate via telephone by calling 888-823-7457 in the United States or 973-935-8504 outside of the United States and entering conference ID 48658866. Participants are encouraged to log on at least 15 minutes prior to the beginning of the Webinar. A replay of the Webinar will be available on TorreyPines Therapeutics' Web site until July 25.

About TorreyPines Therapeutics

TorreyPines Therapeutics, Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company committed to providing patients with better alternatives to existing therapies through the research, development and commercialization of small molecule compounds. The company's goal is to develop versatile product candidates, each capable of treating a number of acute and chronic diseases and disorders such as migraine, chronic pain, muscle spasticity and rigidity, xerostomia and cognitive disorders. The company is currently developing four product candidates: two ionotropic glutamate receptor antagonists and two muscarin
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