4/18/2007 12:59:44 PM
MONTREAL & MALVERN, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Gemin X today announced the presentation of positive preclinical data from a study of its lead compound, GX15-070 (obatoclax), in infant acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). The study was discussed in an oral presentation at the Annual Meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR). According to the study, GX15-070 demonstrated potent single agent activity against ALL blast cells, and also enhanced chemosensitivity and was synergistic with cytotoxic drugs. GX15-070 is a small molecule specifically designed to inhibit all relevant members of the Bcl-2 protein family, a validated cancer target, restoring the natural cell death process of apoptosis.
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