Scholar Rock to Present Apitegromab Clinical Data from the TOPAZ Phase 2 Trial in Patients with Type 2 and 3 Spinal Muscular Atrophy at the 2021 Virtual SMA Research & Clinical Care Meeting
- Lead principal investigator, Dr.
Details for the virtual Cure SMA oral presentation are as follows:
- Title: TOPAZ: A Phase 2 Study to Evaluate the Efficacy and Safety of Apitegromab (SRK-015) in Patients with Later-Onset Spinal Muscular Atrophy (Type 2 and Type 3 SMA): Topline Results
Thomas Crawford, M.D., Co-Director, Muscular Dystrophy Association Clinicand Professor of Neurology, Johns Hopkins Medicine(Lead TOPAZ Principal Investigator)
Clinical Drug Development Session: Virtual oral presentation on
June 11, 2021at 2:00pm CST
Apitegromab is a selective inhibitor of the activation of myostatin and is an investigational product candidate for the treatment of patients with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA). Myostatin, a member of the TGFβ superfamily of growth factors, is expressed primarily by skeletal muscle cells, and the absence of its gene is associated with an increase in muscle mass and strength in multiple animal species, including humans.
Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) is a rare, and often fatal, genetic disorder that typically manifests in young children. An estimated 30,000 to 35,000 patients are afflicted with SMA in
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