CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Scholar Rock (NASDAQ: SRRK), a Phase 3, clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the treatment of serious diseases in which protein growth factors play a fundamental role, today announced the company will present new data that highlight the development of its highly selective, context-dependent TGFβ1 antibody that inhibits proTGFβ1 activation selectively in the context of its extracellular matrix presenting partner, latent TGFβ binding protein (“LTBP”; the target is collectively identified as “LTBP-TGFβ1”). The data show reduction of TGFβ1 signaling and reduction of fibrosis in relevant preclinical models in vivo. These findings will be presented in an oral and poster presentation at the 2022 FASEB Science Research Conference (SRC), taking place between July 17–21, 2022 in Malahide, Ireland.
“TGFβ1 plays a complex role in human disease, including fibrosis progression and immune regulation. Our earlier work established the isoform-selective approach to TGFb1 inhibition,” said Gregory Carven, Ph.D., Chief Scientific Officer of Scholar Rock. “This new research extends this idea further, showing that highly selective antibodies that inhibit TGFβ1 associated with specific extracellular matrix proteins can distinguish between the profibrotic and immunomodulatory activities of TGFβ1, and could potentially provide a safe and effective way to treat a wide range of fibrotic diseases—such as Alport syndrome, scleroderma or idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis—with a lower potential for immune-mediated side-effects.”
Data being featured at FASEB SRC will be made available in the Publications & Posters section of Scholar Rock’s website after the presentation:
Oral Presentation: Selective Targeting of Matrix-Associated TGFBeta1 as an Attractive Approach for Anti-Fibrotic Therapy
Presenter: Rohan Manohar, Ph.D., Associate Director of Discovery Biology at Scholar Rock
Session: TGF-β Superfamily: Signaling in Development and Disease
Time: July 21, 9:45 a.m. CET
For conference information visit https://www.faseb.org/meetings-and-events/src-events/the-tgf-%CE%B2-superfamily-conference-signaling-in-development-and-disease.
About Scholar Rock
Scholar Rock is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery and development of innovative medicines for the treatment of serious diseases in which signaling by protein growth factors plays a fundamental role. Scholar Rock is creating a pipeline of novel product candidates with the potential to transform the lives of patients suffering from a wide range of serious diseases, including neuromuscular disorders, cancer, and fibrosis. Scholar Rock’s approach to targeting the molecular mechanisms of growth factor activation enabled it to develop a proprietary platform for the discovery and development of monoclonal antibodies that locally and selectively target these signaling proteins at the cellular level. By developing product candidates that act in the disease microenvironment, the Company intends to avoid the historical challenges associated with inhibiting growth factors for therapeutic effect. Scholar Rock believes its focus on biologically validated growth factors may facilitate a more efficient development path. For more information, please visit www.ScholarRock.com or follow Scholar Rock on Twitter (@ScholarRock) and LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/company/scholar-rock/). Investors and others should note that we communicate with our investors and the public using our company website www.scholarrock.com, including, but not limited to, company disclosures, investor presentations and FAQs, Securities and Exchange Commission filings, press releases, public conference call transcripts and webcast transcripts, as well as on Twitter and LinkedIn. The information that we post on our website or on Twitter or LinkedIn could be deemed to be material information. As a result, we encourage investors, the media and others interested to review the information that we post there on a regular basis. The contents of our website or social media shall not be deemed incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended.
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