ChemoCentryx, Inc. (CCXI) Announces Phase I Data With CCX507, Company's New Generation Orally Administered CCR9 Inhibitor
5/21/2013 9:25:06 AM
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MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. and ORLANDO, Fla., May 21, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ChemoCentryx, Inc. (Nasdaq:CCXI) announced data showing that CCX507, a next generation orally available inhibitor of the chemokine receptor known as CCR9, exhibited excellent pharmacokinetics and was well tolerated in a Phase I trial in healthy subjects. Preclinical data were also presented, showing that CCX507 markedly inhibited the recruitment of T cells to the intestine and significantly reduced colitis and colitis-associated wasting in inflammatory bowel disease models. The data, which were presented in a poster presentation at the Digestive Disease Week 2013 conference in Orlando, further strengthen the rationale for the use of a CCR9 antagonist in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).
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