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Regulus Therapeutics, Inc. and Collaborators Present New Results from Preclinical Research on microRNA Therapeutics in Metabolic Disease



4/29/2011 10:34:30 AM

LA JOLLA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Regulus Therapeutics Inc., a biopharmaceutical company leading the discovery and development of innovative new medicines targeting microRNAs, today announced the presentation of new preclinical data from its cardiovascular and metabolic disease program, performed in collaboration with scientists at New York University (NYU) and Wake Forest University. The data were presented at the American Heart Association’s Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology (ATVB) 2011 Scientific Sessions held April 28-30, 2011 in Chicago, Ill. In an oral presentation titled “microRNA Regulation of Cholesterol Homeostasis,” proprietary chemically modified therapeutic anti-miRs targeting microRNA-33a (miR-33a) and microRNA-33b (miR-33b) were shown to increase levels of high density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C), or ‘good’ cholesterol, and reduce levels of blood triglycerides in non-human primates.

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