PTC Therapeutics Announces First Patient Dosed in Phase 1 Trial for PTC857
"We are excited about the initiation of this study for PTC857, which was developed from our novel Bio-e platform," said
The Phase 1 study will evaluate PTC857 in healthy human volunteers with single and multiple ascending doses that will inform safety and pharmacology, and the design for the Phase 2 program. PTC857 has demonstrated efficacy in a number of GBA Parkinson's disease-relevant in vitro and in vivo test systems.
PTC857 is an investigational, novel small molecule in development for orphan neurodegenerative diseases of oxidative stress and inflammation from PTC's Bio-e platform. PTC857 targets the enzyme 15-lipoxygenase, a key enzymatic hub that regulates the inflammation and oxidative stress that underpin CNS pathology. PTC857 is currently being studied in GBA subtype Parkinson's disease (PD) , which is one of most common genetic risk factors for PD.[i]
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