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Aptose Presents New Preclinical Data on CG’806 Pan-FLT3/ Pan-BTK Inhibitor at 2018 AACR Annual Meeting
The poster, entitled CG’806, a first-in-class pan-FLT3/pan-BTK inhibitor, targets multiple pathways to kill diverse subtypes of acute myeloid leukemia and B-cell malignancy in vitro, explores the potency and molecular mechanisms of the pan-FLT3/pan-BTK inhibitor CG’806 in hematologic malignancies relative to other FLT3 or BTK inhibitors commercialized or in development. The Aptose research team led by Dr.
CG’806 demonstrated the ability to target all wild type (WT) and mutant forms of FLT3 and BTK and to inhibit multiple signaling pathways, producing killing of diverse subtypes of hematologic malignancies driven by different genomic aberrations.
"This study directly compares CG’806 to other FLT3 or BTK inhibitors in development and confirms the potent and extended activity we have seen with the molecule,” said
CG‘806 is an oral, first-in-class pan-FLT3/pan-BTK multi-kinase inhibitor. This small molecule demonstrates potent inhibition of wild type and mutant forms of FLT3 (including internal tandem duplication, or ITD, and mutations of the receptor tyrosine kinase domain and gatekeeper region), eliminates acute myeloid leukemia (AML) tumors in the absence of toxicity in murine xenograft models, and represents a potential best-in-class therapeutic for patients with AML. Likewise, CG’806 demonstrates potent, non-covalent inhibition of the wild type and Cys481Ser mutant forms of the BTK enzyme, as well as other oncogenic kinase pathways operative in B cell malignancies, suggesting CG’806 may be developed for various B cell malignancy patients (including CLL, MCL, DLBCL and others) that are resistant/refractory/intolerant to covalent BTK inhibitors. CG’806 is currently in preclinical development in partnership with
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