AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 28, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Aeglea BioTherapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:AGLE), a biotechnology company committed to developing enzyme-based therapeutics in the field of amino acid metabolism to treat rare genetic diseases and cancer, today announced that it will present at the 2017 Keystone Symposia Conference on Tumor Metabolism: Mechanisms and Targets, taking place March 5 – 9 in Whistler, British Columbia.
Details of the presentation, which will be delivered both orally and as a poster presentation, are listed below:
Title: Therapeutic depletion of arginine via arginase I (AEB1102, Pegzilarginase) administration inhibits tumor growth and further sensitizes the tumor to immunotherapy with anti-PD1 and anti-PD-L1
Abstract Number: 1004
Session Title: Poster Session 1
Date: Monday, March 6
Presentation Time: 7:30 – 10:00 p.m.PT
Location: Whistler Conference Centre, Sea to Sky Ballroom A
Workshop Title: Workshop 2
Date: Wednesday, March 8
Presentation Time: 2:30 – 4:30 p.m. PT
Presenter: Giulia Agnello, Ph.D.
Location: Whistler Conference Centre, Sea to Sky Ballroom C
About Aeglea BioTherapeutics
Aeglea is a biotechnology company committed to developing enzyme-based therapeutics in the field of amino acid metabolism to treat rare genetic diseases and cancer. The company’s engineered human enzymes are designed to modulate the extremes of amino acid metabolism in the blood to reduce toxic levels of amino acids in inborn errors of metabolism or target tumor metabolism for cancer treatment. AEB1102, Aeglea’s lead product candidate, is currently being studied in two ongoing Phase 1 clinical trials in patients with advanced solid tumors and acute myeloid leukemia/myelodysplastic syndrome (AML/MDS). Additionally, Aeglea is recruiting patients into its ongoing Phase 1/2 trial of AEB1102 for the treatment of patients with Arginase I deficiency. The company is building a pipeline of additional product candidates targeting key amino acids, including AEB4104, which degrades homocystine, a target for an inborn error of metabolism, as well as two potential treatments for cancer, AEB3103, which degrades cysteine/cystine, and AEB2109, which degrades methionine. For more information, please visit http://aegleabio.com.
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Kelly Boothe, Ph.D.
Charles N. York II
Chief Financial Officer