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Therapeutic Utility of renalase and renalase peptides in cisplatin-mediated renal

Award Information
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Branch: National Institutes of Health
Contract: 1R41CA189537-01
Agency Tracking Number: R41CA189537
Amount: $219,130.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: NCI
Solicitation Number: PA13-235
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2014
Award Year: 2014
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): N/A
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
1 SAGE LN
FRAMINGHAM, MA 01701-3880
United States
DUNS: 962728304
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 GARY DESIR
 (203) 932-5711
 gary.desir@gmail.com
Business Contact
 BARRY BERKOWITX
Phone: (508) 877-4522
Email: strongpharma@gmail.com
Research Institution
 YALE UNIVERSITY
 
YALE UNIVERSITY 47 COLLEGE STREET, STE 203
NEW HAVEN, CT 06510-3209
United States

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 Nonprofit college or university
Abstract

DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Cisplatin is a cornerstone therapy for a number of cancers including testicular, bladder, ovarian and lung. It is also used to treat cancers in children. In all cases there is a high incidence of acute kidney injury (AKI) that can also lead to later stage kidney damage. This risk limits its use. We have found in pilot studies that renalase, or peptide fragments of renalase, offers the innovative potential to limit or treat this damage, thereby improving the safety and utility of cisplatin and potentially resulting in better outcomes. This proposal will prioritize the best clinical candidate for later stage development and proof of concept clinical trials in patients. Renalase, a secreted flavin adenine dinucleotide (FAD) dependent amine oxidase, is synthesized by the renal proximal tubule, secreted in blood, preferentially metabolizes epinephrine, continuously excreted in urine in the basal state. We have shown renalase deficiency (renalase KO vs Wild type [WT] mice

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