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ChemoCentryx Reports that Traficet-EN Maintains Remission in Crohn's Disease at the Digestive Disease Week (DDW) 2010 Conference
Date:5/4/2010

CCX282-B is a small molecule, orally bioavailable drug that is administered in capsule form and which is believed to modify the inappropriate immune system response underlying inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) by blocking the CCR9 chemokine receptor. In adults, CCR9 is a highly specific receptor expressed by inflammatory T cells that migrate to the digestive tract. The migration of inflammatory cells to the small and large intestine is believed to cause the persistent inflammation seen in Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis -- the two principal forms of IBD. In addition to the recently completed PROTECT-1 study, ChemoCentryx has completed six Phase I clinical trials and one four-week Phase II Crohn's disease trial of CCX282-B at doses up to 1000 mg twice daily, demonstrating that the drug candidate is well-tolerated and appropriate for once-daily or twice-daily oral dosing. CCX282-B may offer advantages over existing therapeutic approaches for Crohn's disease by potentially offering reduced side effects and convenient oral dosing to patients. Traficet-EN is now being developed under a strategic alliance with GlaxoSmithKline's Center of Excellence for External Drug Discovery (CEEDD).  In January 2010, GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) exercised an option to obtain an exclusive worldwide license for the further development and commercialization of Traficet-EN.

About Crohn's Disease

Crohn's disease is a chronic inflammatory condition of the gastrointestinal tract. It is estimated that the disease affects over 500,000 patients in Europe and North America. Patients suffer periods of flare-ups characterized by intense symptoms, interspersed with periods of relative remission where symptoms decrease or disappear. As Crohn's disease is a chronic condition, patients continue on therapy from t
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