aTyr Pharma Doses First Subjects in Phase 1 Trial of iMod.Fc (ATYR1923)
– Second Physiocrine-based therapeutic candidate enters the clinic –
– Top-line data expected in 2Q 2018 –
– iMod.Fc (ATYR1923) to target interstitial lung diseases with an immune component –
"The initiation of this study of iMod.Fc represents a significant milestone in the advancement of our programs and marks the second therapeutic candidate leveraging our understanding of the Resokine pathway to enter the clinic," said
This first-in-human, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study is designed to investigate the safety, tolerability, immunogenicity, pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of intravenous iMod.Fc (ATYR1923) in healthy volunteers. Subjects will be randomized to one of six cohorts and receive a single infusion of iMod.Fc (ATYR1923) or placebo. Doses of iMod.Fc (ATYR1923) will range from 0.03 mg/kg up to 5.0 mg/kg. Primary outcome measures will assess safety and tolerability in subjects for up to one month following dosing.
For additional information on this study, please visit www.anzctr.org.au.
About iMod.Fc (ATYR1923)
About Interstitial Lung Diseases
Interstitial lung disease refers to a complex group of pulmonary disorders primarily affecting the pulmonary interstitium. Most of these disorders cause progressive scarring of lung tissue, eventually affecting the ability to breathe and the transfer of oxygen into the bloodstream. ILDs can develop in response to environmental injury, auto-immune mediated inflammation, or from unknown causes. The spectrum of ILDs includes idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, sarcoidosis, hypersensitivity pneumonitis, and connective tissue disease-associated ILDs among others.
Physiocrines comprise naturally occurring proteins that aTyr believes promote homeostasis, a fundamental process of restoring stressed or diseased tissue to a healthier state. Physiocrines are extracellular signaling regions of tRNA synthetases, an ancient family of enzymes that catalyze a key step in protein synthesis. Physiocrines offer the opportunity for modulating biological pathways through newly discovered, naturally occurring mechanisms, many of which may provide advantages over other types of immune-modulatory therapeutics, including the potential for improved patient outcomes and reduced side effect profiles.
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