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Yumanity Therapeutics' Glioblastoma Candidate Shows Efficacy In Animal Studies

Yumanity Therapeutics' Glioblastoma Candidate Shows Efficacy In Animal Studies
  • Yumanity Therapeutics (NASDAQ: YMTX) has announced results from preclinical studies of YTX-7739 in glioblastoma multiforme (GBM). Researchers at the Massachusetts General Hospital conducted the study.
  • Data demonstrated in vivo efficacy, including increased median overall survival in the GBM mouse model.
  • The investigators found that YTX-7739 and a second SCD inhibitor in development by Yumanity, YTX-9184, increased median survival as monotherapy and was synergistic with temozolomide (TMZ) in both aggressive and slow-growing tumors.
  • The authors concluded that SCD inhibition could be a viable approach to improving the treatment of GBM in humans, as either single or adjunctive therapy.
  • YTX-7739 is a lead, small molecule investigational therapy, designed to penetrate the blood-brain barrier and inhibit the activity of a novel target, stearoyl-CoA desaturase (SCD).
  • SCD helps mitigate neurotoxicity arising from the effects of pathogenic alpha-synuclein protein aggregation and accumulation, which ultimately results in the death of neurons and the subsequent dysregulation of movement and cognition.
  • YTX-7739 is currently under development as a treatment for Parkinson's disease.
  • Preclinical studies in Parkinson's Disease animal models showed the prevention of motor function deficits.
  • Price Action: YMTX shares are down 1.22% at $18.6 in the market trading session on the last check Tuesday.

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