Nichihiro Fujiki

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It was discovered in 2000 that a deficit of hypocretin/orexin neurons is responsible for causing narcolepsy. Today, agonists for orexin receptors are being explored in order to establish an orexin replacement therapy, but the process is still at the stage of research. On the other hand, orexin antagonists are now undergoing clinical trials as a hypnotic.(More)
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