Tasmar is the first in a new class
Tasmar is the first in a new class...called COMT inhibitors.
COMT (catechol-O-methyltransferase) is an enzyme that metabolizes levodopa to an inactive metabolite.
This is different from the decarboxylase enzyme that's inhibited by carbidopa or benserazide. Decarboxylase metabolizes levodopa to dopamine.