Adjunctive Use of Apyrase to Fibrinolytic Therapy
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APT THERAPEUTICS, INC., 893 NORTH WARSON ROAD, SAINT LOUIS, MO, 63141
AbstractDESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Human apyrase represents a highly promising therapy for treatment of acute myocardial infarction. This enzyme strongly inhibits platelet activation and aggregation with modest bleeding risk. Using a protein informatics approach, we have successfully engineered human apyrases which exhibit both antiplatelet and anti-inflammatory activities. With the Phase I grant support, we will determine whether optimized human apyrases, in combination with tPA, induce rapid and sustain ed coronary artery recanalization without increasing bleeding risk. PUBLIC HEALTH RELEVANCE: We will utilize a coronary thrombotic model in dogs to validate whether human apyrase more effectively improve coronary patency than clopidogrel without increasing bleeding risk.
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