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Lexicon to Present Research Results at American Chemical Society Meeting Regarding Target of LX1031 Drug Candidate
Date:8/19/2007

THE WOODLANDS, Texas, Aug. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Lexicon Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: LXRX) today announced the company will be making an oral presentation at the American Chemical Society National Meeting and Exposition in Boston, Massachusetts on Tuesday, August 21, 2007 at 2:50 p.m. Eastern Time. The presentation, based on the paper titled, "Modulation of peripheral serotonin levels by enzyme inhibitors for the potential treatment of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)," will reveal the target of Lexicon's clinical candidate, LX1031, a potential treatment for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), which is currently being investigated in a Phase 1b clinical trial in healthy volunteers. The presentation is part of the Division of Medicinal Chemistry general oral session and the paper number is 235.

Lexicon will also present a separate poster titled, "Open access mass-directed purification: Adaptation to diverse loading scales and compound polarities," at the same conference on August 19, 2007. The paper number is 174 and will be included in the Division of Medicinal Chemistry poster session which begins at 7:00 p.m. Eastern Time.

About Lexicon

Lexicon is a biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery and development of breakthrough treatments for human disease. Lexicon currently has development programs underway for such areas of major unmet medical need as irritable bowel syndrome and cognitive disorders. The company has used its proprietary gene knockout technology to discover more than 100 promising drug targets and create an extensive pipeline of clinical and preclinical programs in the therapeutic areas of diabetes and obesity, cardiovascular disease, psychiatric and neurological disorders,
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