Navigation Links
Lexicon Presents Clinical Data on LX1032 for Carcinoid Syndrome at European Neuroendocrine Tumor Society Meeting
Date:3/5/2009

THE WOODLANDS, Texas, March 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Lexicon Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: LXRX), a biopharmaceutical company focused on discovering and developing breakthrough treatments for human disease, announced today that Dr. Philip Brown, senior vice president of clinical development at Lexicon, delivered an oral presentation at the annual meeting of the European Neuroendocrine Tumor Society (ENETS). The presentation summarized Phase 1 clinical trial results for LX1032, Lexicon's orally-delivered small molecule drug candidate for managing gastrointestinal symptoms associated with carcinoid syndrome. The clinical studies, conducted to date in healthy volunteers, indicated that the drug candidate reduced serotonin levels in humans as predicted by Lexicon's mouse models and preclinical research. Lexicon is planning to initiate a Phase 2 clinical trial of LX1032 in patients with carcinoid syndrome in the first quarter of 2009.

A copy of the presentation will be available on the company's corporate website at www.lexpharma.com.

About ENETS

The ENETS conference is a medical conference focused on diagnosis and treatment of neuroendocrine tumors including carcinoid. The meeting brings together leading neuroendocrine tumor experts from around the world in such fields as oncology, pathology, radiology, nuclear medicine, endocrinology, surgery and gastroenterology. The 2009 ENETS conference runs from March 5-7 in Granada, Spain.

About Carcinoid Syndrome and LX1032

Carcinoid syndrome is a chronic condition that is the result of metastatic neuroendocrine tumors that usually originate from the gastrointestinal tract. These tumors secrete large amounts of serotonin, which can cause a variety of symptoms including severe diarrhea and abdominal discomfort. LX1032 acts to reduce serotonin production by inhibiting tryptophan hydroxylase (TPH), a key enzyme in the synthesis of serotonin.

LX1032 is being developed in a product development collaboration with Symphony Capital Partners, L.P. and its co-investors.

About Lexicon

Lexicon is a biopharmaceutical company focused on discovering and developing breakthrough treatments for human disease. Lexicon currently has five drug candidates in development for autoimmune disease, carcinoid syndrome, diabetes, glaucoma and irritable bowel syndrome, all of which were discovered by the company's research team. The company has used its proprietary gene knockout technology to identify more than 100 promising drug targets. Lexicon has focused drug discovery efforts on these biologically-validated targets to create its extensive pipeline of clinical and preclinical programs. For additional information about Lexicon and its programs, please visit www.lexpharma.com.

Safe Harbor Statement

This press release contains "forward-looking statements," including statements relating to Lexicon's clinical development of LX1032 and the potential therapeutic and commercial potential of LX1032. This press release also contains forward-looking statements relating to Lexicon's growth and future operating results, discovery and development of products, strategic alliances and intellectual property, as well as other matters that are not historical facts or information. All forward-looking statements are based on management's current assumptions and expectations and involve risks, uncertainties and other important factors, specifically including those relating to Lexicon's ability to successfully conduct clinical development of LX1032 and preclinical and clinical development of its other potential drug candidates, advance additional candidates into preclinical and clinical development, obtain necessary regulatory approvals, achieve its operational objectives, obtain patent protection for its discoveries and establish strategic alliances, as well as additional factors relating to manufacturing, intellectual property rights, and the therapeutic or commercial value of its drug candidates, that may cause Lexicon's actual results to be materially different from any future results expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Information identifying such important factors is contained under "Factors Affecting Forward-Looking Statements" and "Risk Factors" in Lexicon's annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2007, as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Lexicon undertakes no obligation to update or revise any such forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.


'/>"/>
SOURCE Lexicon Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine technology :

1. Lexicon Initiates Phase 2a Trial of LX6171 Drug Candidate for Cognitive Disorders
2. Lexicon Files Investigational New Drug Application for LX2931 as a Potential Treatment for Rheumatoid Arthritis
3. Lexicon Reports Initial Clinical Trial Results for LX1031, an Investigational New Drug for Irritable Bowel Syndrome
4. Lexicon to Present Research Results at American Chemical Society Meeting Regarding Target of LX1031 Drug Candidate
5. Novagali Pharma Presents Results of its Innovative Latanoprost Formulation for Glaucoma
6. Spectral presents data on the clinical utility of EAA(TM) at 13th Annual Critical Care for Endotoxemia conference in Japan
7. Novavax Presents Favorable Results from Phase I/IIa Pandemic Influenza Vaccine Program at World Health Organization Conference
8. Genaera Presents Preliminary Phase 1b Data for Trodusquemine (MSI-1436)
9. Vermillion Presents Critical Data From Its OVA1 Clinical Trial
10. Sequoia Pharmaceuticals Presents Proof of Clinical Concept of SPI-452, a Novel Pharmacokinetic Enhancer
11. EntreMed Presents Initial Clinical Results for ENMD-2076
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/23/2016)... -- Revolutionary technology includes multi-speaker listening to ... leaders in advanced audiology and hearing aid technology, has ... the world,s first internet connected hearing aid that opens ...      (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20160622/382240 ) , ... firsts,: , TwinLink™ - the first dual ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... , June 23, 2016 ... "Surgical Procedure Volumes: Global Analysis (United States, China, ... Canada)" report to their offering. ... essential tool for healthcare business planners, provides surgical procedure ... at surgery trends with an in-depth analysis of growth ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... 2016  The National Pharmaceutical Council (NPC) today ... policy research organization as its newest member.  ... vice president and chief scientific officer, Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals, ... NPC Board of Directors. ... joined us in support of our efforts to ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
(Date:6/27/2016)... ... June 27, 2016 , ... ... technology to revolutionize the emergency ambulance transport experience for the millions of people ... how Uber has disrupted the taxi industry through the use of technology. Now, ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... North Carolina (PRWEB) , ... June 26, 2016 , ... ... release of a new product that was developed to enhance the health of felines. ... for centuries. , The two main herbs in the PawPaws Cat Kidney Support ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... FL (PRWEB) , ... June 25, 2016 , ... The temporary closing of Bruton Memorial ... Plant City Observer , brings up a new, often overlooked aspect of head lice: the ... closing for fumigation is not a common occurrence, but a necessary one in the event ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... On Friday, June 10, Van Mitchell, Secretary of ... award to iHire in recognition of their exemplary accomplishments in worksite health promotion. , ... Workplace Health & Wellness Symposium at the BWI Marriott in Linthicum Heights. iHire was ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... ... a crisis. Her son James, eight, was out of control. Prone to extreme mood shifts ... upset him, he couldn’t control his emotions,” remembers Marcy. “If there was a knife ... and say he was going to kill them. If we were driving on the ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):