Trp-p8 (also known as Trp-M8) was identified through Dendreon's in-house discovery efforts. It is an ion channel that is triggered by cold temperatures and small-molecule agonists. In normal human tissues Trp-p8 is expressed predominantly in the prostate where it is over-expressed in BPH and prostate cancer, as well as a range of other cancers including breast, lung and colon. Dendreon has synthesized bioavailable small molecule agonists that activate the Trp-p8 ion channel and induce cell death.
Dendreon Corporation is a biotechnology company whose mission is to target cancer and transform lives through the discovery, development and commercialization of novel therapeutics. The Company applies its expertise in antigen identification, engineering and cell processing to produce active cellular immunotherapy product candidates designed to stimulate an immune response. Dendreon is also developing an orally-available small molecule that targets Trp-p8 that could be applicable to multiple types of cancer as well as benign prostatic hyperplasia. The Company has its headquarters in Seattle, Washington and is traded on the Nasdaq Global Market under the symbol DNDN. For more information about the Company and its programs, visit http://www.dendreon.com.
Except for historical information contained herein, this news release
contains forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and
uncertainties surrounding the presentation of data to the FDA and approval
of product applications by the FDA and risks and uncertainties inherent in
|SOURCE Dendreon Corporation|
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved