What are guanylate cyclase stimulators?

SGCSs are a type of targeted therapy used to treat people with PH. They are also the first targeted therapy to be shown to be effective in Chronic Thromboembolic Pulmonary Hypertension (CTEPH). Targeted therapies slow the progression of PH/CTEPH. The dose is the same for both conditions.

What is sGC biology?

Soluble guanylyl cyclase (sGC) is the primary enzyme that mediates the biologic actions of NO. It is a heterodimer composed of an α (α1 or α2) and a β1 subunit, with the α1β1 dimer being the dominant isoform in most tissues, including blood vessels. The β subunit of sGC contains a heme moiety as a prosthetic group.

What is the no sGC cGMP pathway?

The NO-sGC-cGMP axis is a critical signaling cascade in PAH. Nitric oxide activates sGC, resulting in the synthesis of cGMP, a key mediator of pulmonary arterial vasodilatation that may also inhibit vascular smooth muscle proliferation and platelet aggregation.

What is a sGC stimulator?

The sGC stimulators are novel pharmacological agents that directly stimulate sGC, both independently of NO and in synergy with NO. Optimisation of the first sGC stimulator, YC-1, led to the development of the more potent and more specific sGC stimulators, BAY 41-2272, BAY 41-8543 and riociguat (BAY 63-2521).

What is sGC?

If you do not pay an employee’s minimum superannuation guarantee amount on time and to the right fund, you must pay the superannuation guarantee charge (SGC). You must also lodge an SGC statement to us.

What converts cGMP to GMP?

Numerous cyclic nucleotide phosphodiesterases (PDE) can degrade cGMP by hydrolyzing cGMP into 5′-GMP.

What stimulates production of cGMP?

Nitric Oxide can stimulate production of cGMP by interacting with the haem group of the enzyme souble guanylate cyclase (sGC). This interaction allows sGC to convert GTP into cGMP. cGMP can also be converted back to GTP by proteins known as phosphodiesterases.

How much does Vericiguat cost?

The cost for Verquvo oral tablet 2.5 mg is around $293 for a supply of 14 tablets, depending on the pharmacy you visit….Oral Tablet.

Quantity Per unit Price
30 $20.60 $618.05
100 (10 x 10 each) $20.38 $2,037.99

What class of drug is Vericiguat?


Clinical data
Drug class Soluble guanylate cyclase activator
ATC code C01DX22 (WHO)
Legal status
Legal status US : ℞-only EU : Rx-only