A multi-institutional research team has suggested that aberrant TDP-43 processing of the pre-mRNA of a microtubule-associated protein, stathmin-2 (STMN2), may be the primary contributor to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).
Researchers from Seoul National University presented results of preclinical evaluation of a new TNF-α/OX40L bispecific antibody, IMB-101, being developed for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis (RA).
Anaptysbio Inc. has signed an exclusive license agreement for Centessa Pharmaceuticals plc’s blood dendritic cell antigen 2 (BDCA-2) modulator antibody portfolio, including lead asset CBS-004 (to be renamed ANB-101) and related family of backup antibodies, for the treatment of autoimmune and inflammatory diseases.
Treatment of osteoarthritis (OA) is still a challenge, since it is focused on symptom relief but fails at dealing with the progressive cartilage deterioration that occurs during the disease. Researchers from Innovo Therapeutics Inc. recently unveiled INV-1498, a caspase inhibitor, as a preclinical candidate for the treatment of OA.
Inhibition of receptor-interacting serine/threonine-protein kinase 2 (RIPK2) has been previously described as a promising strategy for the treatment of inflammatory bowel disease, as RIPK2 is a key player in the signaling leading to bacterial peptidoglycan (PGN)-induced inflammation and it amplifies pro-inflammatory responses in the intestine.
Scirhom GmbH has submitted a clinical trial application (CTA) for its lead candidate, SR-878, an antibody designed to target inactive rhomboid protein 2 (iRhom2) as a therapeutic strategy for numerous autoimmune disorders.
There is increasing evidence on the involvement of Toll-like receptor 7 (TLR7) in the pathogenesis of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). At the recent American College of Rheumatology meeting, researchers from Daiichi Sankyo Co. Ltd. presented preclinical data on DS-7011a, a TLR7 antagonist antibody with for the potential treatment of SLE.