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Telik Announces Publication of Review Focused on the Inhibition of the Enzyme GSTP1-1 as a Target for New Cancer Treatments
Date:7/12/2010

xn-location">the United States, with survival rates ranging from six months to six years.  MDS patients often require blood transfusions to manage their disease.

There remains a critical need for effective, well tolerated therapies for MDS.  Telintra has a novel mechanism of action that inhibits an enzyme called glutathione S-transferase P1-1 which may activate JNK kinase, a key regulator of cellular growth and differentiation of blood precursor cells.  Telintra has been shown to stimulate normal multilineage differentiation of blood stem cell precursors and induce cancer cell death, or apoptosis, in human leukemia cell lines.  Additional information on Telintra is available at www.telik.com.

About Telik

Telik, Inc. of Palo Alto, CA, is a clinical stage drug development company focused on discovering and developing small molecule drugs to treat cancer.  The company's most advanced drug candidates in clinical development are Telintra, a modified glutathione analog for the treatment of MDS and Severe Chronic Neutropenia (SCN), and Telcyta®, a cancer activated prodrug for the treatment of advanced non-small cell lung cancer and ovarian cancer.  Telik's product candidates were discovered using its proprietary drug discovery technology, TRAP®, which enables the rapid and efficient discovery of small molecule drug candidates.

Telik, the Telik logo, TELINTRA, TELCYTA and TRAP are trademarks or registered trademarks of Telik, Inc.


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