A Novel Strategy for the Treatment of Chronic Pain: Antagonising PAR2 with a Monoclonal Antibody

September 20, 2018 @ 2-3pm ET
Session 8 of the 2018 Drug Design and Delivery Symposium

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Current therapeutic options for the treatment of chronic pain states are inadequate. Proteinase-activated receptor (PAR)-2 involvement in pain signaling is well known, yet suitable antagonists to the GPCR have proven hard to identify. Join Pete Thornton, a Senior Scientist on the Neuroscience Biology Team at AstraZeneca, during this free interactive webinar as he presents data describing a new approach to blocking the receptor signaling pathway which could deliver a novel therapeutic option for chronic pain patients.

What You Will Learn

  • What is the role of the GPCR proteinase-activated receptor (PAR)-2 in chronic pain                     
  • Why improving anti-PAR2 IgG pharmacokinetic profiles is possible by selecting for pH-dependent binding states  
  • Why MEDI0618 is a novel anti-PAR2 IgG with high potency

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Pete Thornton

Nurulain Zaveri
Astraea Therapeutics

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