Systematic (IUPAC) name
Clinical data
Legal status
  • Uncontrolled
Routes Oral
CAS number
ATC code None
Synonyms [N-propargyl-(3R)-aminoindan-5yl]-N-propylcarbamate
Chemical data
Formula C16H20N2O2 
Mol. mass 272.34 g/mol

Ladostigil (TV-3,326) is a novel neuroprotective agent being investigated for the treatment of neurodegenerative disorders like Alzheimer's disease, Lewy body disease, and Parkinson's disease.[1] It acts as a reversible acetylcholinesterase and butyrylcholinesterase inhibitor, and an irreversible monoamine oxidase B inhibitor, and combines the mechanisms of action of older drugs like rivastigmine and rasagiline into a single molecule.[2][3] In addition to its neuroprotective properties, ladostigil enhances the expression of neurotrophic factors like GDNF and BDNF, and may be capable of reversing some of the damage seen in neurodegenerative diseases via the induction of neurogenesis.[4] Ladostigil also has antidepressant effects, and may be useful for treating comorbid depression and anxiety often seen in such diseases as well.[5][6]

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  1. ^ Weinstock M, Bejar C, Wang RH, et al. (2000). "TV3326, a novel neuroprotective drug with cholinesterase and monoamine oxidase inhibitory activities for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease". Journal of Neural Transmission. Supplementum (60): 157–69.  
  2. ^ Weinreb O, Mandel S, Bar-Am O, et al. (January 2009). "Multifunctional neuroprotective derivatives of rasagiline as anti-Alzheimer's disease drugs". Neurotherapeutics : the Journal of the American Society for Experimental NeuroTherapeutics 6 (1): 163–74.  
  3. ^ Weinstock M, Luques L, Bejar C, Shoham S (2006). "Ladostigil, a novel multifunctional drug for the treatment of dementia co-morbid with depression". Journal of Neural Transmission. Supplementum (70): 443–6.  
  4. ^ Weinreb O, Amit T, Bar-Am O, Youdim MB (December 2007). "Induction of neurotrophic factors GDNF and BDNF associated with the mechanism of neurorescue action of rasagiline and ladostigil: new insights and implications for therapy". Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences 1122: 155–68.  
  5. ^ Weinstock M, Poltyrev T, Bejar C, Youdim MB (March 2002). "Effect of TV3326, a novel monoamine-oxidase cholinesterase inhibitor, in rat models of anxiety and depression". Psychopharmacology 160 (3): 318–24.  
  6. ^ Weinstock M, Gorodetsky E, Poltyrev T, Gross A, Sagi Y, Youdim M (June 2003). "A novel cholinesterase and brain-selective monoamine oxidase inhibitor for the treatment of dementia comorbid with depression and Parkinson's disease". Progress in Neuro-psychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry 27 (4): 555–61.