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Sanford-Burnham and 60° Pharmaceuticals to pursue promising target for the treatment of dengue fever
Date:3/4/2013

challenging and neglected diseases, such as dengue fever," adds Geoffrey Dow, CEO of 60 Pharmaceuticals. "Only a combined effort can help address these challenges and make a real difference in the lives of millions of people living in regions affected by the dengue virus. Our goal is to find a treatment that is affordable, safe in warm and humid climates, and easy to administer."

Successfully designing a small-molecule inhibitor of furin that is safe and effective could have implications far beyond dengue fever. Given the protein's prevalence and important role in the lifecycle of a variety of viruses, a potent inhibitor could eventually lead to treatment options for many more viral diseases, affecting hundreds of millions of people worldwide.


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Contact: Deborah Robison
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Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute
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