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Advanced bioinformatics rapidly identifies existing therapeutics for patients with coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19)

The recent global pandemic has placed a high priority on identifying drugs to prevent or lessen clinical infection of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), caused by Coronavirus disease-2019…

Journal: Journal of Translational Medicine


Deep immune profiling of patients treated with lenalidomide and dexamethasone with or without daratumumab

CD38-targeted antibody, daratumumab, is approved for the treatment of multiple myeloma (MM). Phase 1/2 studies GEN501/SIRIUS revealed a novel immunomodulatory mechanism of action (MOA) of daratumumab that enhanced the immune…

Journal: Leukemia


Large-scale transcriptomic analysis reveals that pridopidine reverses aberrant gene expression and activates neuroprotective pathways in the YAC128 HD mouse

Huntington Disease (HD) is an incurable autosomal dominant neurodegenerative disorder driven by an expansion repeat giving rise to the mutant huntingtin protein (mHtt), which is known to disrupt a multitude…

Journal: Molecular Neurodegeneration


Integrity, standards, and QC-related issues with big-data in pre-clinical drug discovery

The tremendous expansion of data analytics and public and private big datasets presents an important opportunity for pre-clinical drug discovery and development. In the field of life sciences, the growth…

Journal: Biochemical Pharmacology


The international MAQC Society launches to enhance reproducibility of high-throughput technologies

Reproducibility is a fundamental hallmark of good science. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-led Microarray and Sequencing Quality Control (MAQC/SEQC) consortia conducted three projects 1,2,3 to assess the reliability and…

Journal: Nature Biotechnology 


Early pridopidine treatment improves behavioral and transcriptional deficits in YAC128 Huntington disease mice

Pridopidine is currently under clinical development for Huntington disease (HD), with on-going studies to better characterize its therapeutic benefit and mode of action. Pridopidine was administered either prior to the…

Journal: JCI Insight


Compositional differences between Copaxone and Glatopa are reflected in altered immunomodulation ex vivo in a mouse model.

Copaxone (glatiramer acetate, GA), a structurally and compositionally complex polypeptide nonbiological drug, is an effective treatment for multiple sclerosis, with a well-established favorable safety profile. The short antigenic polypeptide sequences…

Journal: Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences


Drug repurposing from the perspective of pharmaceutical companies

Drug repurposing holds the potential to bring medications with known safety profiles to new patient populations. Numerous examples exist for the identification of new indications for existing molecules, most stemming…

Journal: British Journal of Pharmacology


Pharmacogenomics strategies to optimize treatments for multiple sclerosis: Insights from clinical research.

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic, progressive, disabling disorder characterized by immune-mediated demyelination, inflammation, and neurodegenerative tissue damage in the central nervous system (CNS), associated with frequent exacerbations and remissions…

Journal: Progress in Neurobiology


Pridopidine activates neuroprotective pathways impaired in Huntington Disease

Pridopidine has demonstrated improvement in Huntington Disease (HD) motor symptoms as measured by secondary endpoints in clinical trials. Originally described as a dopamine stabilizer, this mechanism is insufficient to explain…

Journal: Human Molecular Genetics


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