Novus Therapeutics Announces First Patient Enrolled in Phase 2a Clinical Trial of Anti-CD40L Antibody AT-1501 in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
“Novus is committed to providing people living with ALS and their families with a therapeutic solution to treat this progressive and devastating disease as expeditiously as possible,” said
"There is strong evidence that the reduction of peripheral neuroinflammation has the capacity to influence disease progression in ALS,” said Dr.
The AT-1501 Phase 2a trial in ALS is a 12-week, open label, dose escalating, safety and biomarker study. The endpoints of the study are safety and tolerability, and changes in pro-inflammatory biomarkers as well as neurofilament light chain. Exploratory clinical endpoints will also be assessed.
"We are in urgent need of new therapies for people living with ALS,” said Dr.
AT-1501 is a humanized IgG1 anti-CD40L antibody with high affinity for CD40L, a well-validated target with broad therapeutic potential. The CD40/CD40L pathway plays a central role in generating pro-inflammatory responses in autoimmune disease, allograft transplant rejection, and neuroinflammation. In a Phase 1 safety study of healthy volunteers and adults with ALS, AT-1501 was well tolerated at all doses tested.
The discovery and early development of AT-1501 for ALS received support from
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