TG Therapeutics, Inc. Announces Preclinical Data Presentation on the Company’s BET Inhibitor, TG-1601, at the 2018 American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Annual Meeting
Highlights from this poster include:
- Title: TG-1601 is a novel
BETinhibitor with strong binding affinity and long-lasting effect in pre-clinical models (Abstract Number 5790)
— TG-1601 is a novel and potent
BETinhibitor that specifically inhibits the binding of the BETsub-family of bromodomain-containing protein family;
— TG-1601 potently inhibits cell growth of various multiple myeloma and lymphoma cell lines in vitro, but does not affect the growth of normal cell lines;
— TG-1601 inhibits MYC and Bcl-2 expression in preclinical models;
— TG-1601 showed combinatorial effects in an in vivo model with anti-PD-1 antibodies. Clinical trials will be focused on a potential synergism between TG-1601 and other drugs in the TG pipeline.
A copy of the above referenced poster is available on the Company’s website at www.tgtherapeutics.com, located on the Publications Page.
TG Therapeutics is a biopharmaceutical company focused on the acquisition, development and commercialization of novel treatments for B-cell malignancies and autoimmune diseases. Currently, the company is developing two therapies targeting hematological malignancies and autoimmune diseases. Ublituximab (TG-1101) is a novel, glycoengineered monoclonal antibody that targets a specific and unique epitope on the CD20 antigen found on mature B-lymphocytes. TG Therapeutics is also developing umbralisib (TGR-1202), an orally available PI3K delta inhibitor. The delta isoform of PI3K is strongly expressed in cells of hematopoietic origin and is believed to be important in the proliferation and survival of B‐lymphocytes. Both ublituximab and umbralisib, the combination of which is referred to as ‘U2', are in Phase 3 clinical development for patients with hematologic malignancies, with ublituximab also in Phase 3 clinical development for Multiple Sclerosis. Additionally, the Company has recently brought its anti-PD-L1 monoclonal antibody into Phase 1 development and aims to bring additional pipeline assets into the clinic in the future. TG Therapeutics is headquartered in New York City.
Some of the statements included in this press release or in the abstract or poster, particularly those anticipating future clinical trials, attributes, business prospects and/or potential use of TG-1601, the company’s
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