PARSIPPANY, N.J., March 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Arno Therapeutics, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: ARNI), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on oncology therapeutics, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration ("FDA") accepted the Company's Investigational New Drug ("IND") application for the use of AR-42.
AR-42 is an orally available, novel, potent, small molecule that modifies the acetylation of histones and other molecules, and is a targeted inhibitor of the Pan-DAC and Akt pathways. HDAC inhibitors disrupt HDAC-PP1 complexes and cause signaling kinase dephosphorylation. In preclinical studies, AR-42 has demonstrated greater potency and a competitive profile in tumors when compared with vorinostat (also known as SAHA and marketed as Zolina (R) by Merck), the leading marketed histone deacetylase inhibitor. Arno in-licensed the exclusive worldwide rights to AR-42 from The
About Arno Therapeutics
Arno Therapeutics, Inc. is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company that develops and commercializes innovative products for the treatment of cancer patients. Arno's lead clinical development compound is AR-67, a novel, third-generation camptothecin analogue which has completed patient enrollment of its Phase I studies in patients with advanced solid tumors, that has demonstrated high preclinical potency and improved pharmacokinetic properties when compared with marketed second-generation products in its class. Arno is also developing two pre-clinical compounds. AR-12 is a potential first-in-class, orally available PDK1 inhibitor that blocks the PI3K/Akt pathway undergoing IND-enabling studies. AR-42 is an orally available, targeted inhibitor of the Pan-DAC and Akt pathways.
For more information on Arno please visit www.arnothera.com.
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