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Aeglea BioTherapeutics to Present New Phase 1/2 Trial Results in Arginase 1 Deficiency at the 2018 ACMG Annual Clinical Genetics Meeting
Company to Host Clinical Update Conference Call on April 12 at 8:30 a.m. ET

AUSTIN, Texas, April 03, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Aeglea BioTherapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:AGLE), a clinical-stage biotechnology company that designs and develops innovative human enzyme therapeutics for patients with rare genetic diseases and cancer, today announced that it will present new data on Arginase 1 Deficiency patients at the 2018 Annual Clinical Genetics Meeting of the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG) in Charlotte, North Carolina on Thursday, April 12. The new data will include additional clinical insights on short-term treatment with repeat doses of pegzilarginase, including baseline standardized assessments of neuromotor function. The Company will conduct a clinical update conference call at 8:30 a.m. ET on April 12.

Title: Weekly Pegzilarginase Produces Marked and Sustained Reductions in Guanidino Compounds in Adults with Arginase 1 Deficiency: Early Phase 1/2 Results

Presenting Author: Roberto Zori, M.D., University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

Poster Number: 803

Presentation Date and Time: Thursday, April 12, 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. ET

An electronic version of the presentation will be available for download from the Presentations & Events section of the Company’s investor relations website beginning on the day of the their presentation at the 2018 ACMG Annual Clinical Genetics Meeting.

Conference Call & Webcast Details
Aeglea will hold a clinical update conference call on Thursday, April 12, 2018 at 8:30 a.m. ET. To access the live conference call via phone, please dial 1-877-709-8155 (toll free) within the United States, or 1-201-689-8881 internationally. A replay of the call will be available through April 19, 2018 by dialing 1-877-660-6853 within the United States or 1-201-612-7415 internationally. The conference ID is 13678293.

To access the live and archived webcast of the presentation, please visit the Presentations & Events section of the Aeglea BioTherapeutics investor relations website. Please connect to the website at least 15 minutes prior to the presentation to allow for any software download that may be necessary.

About Pegzilarginase (AEB1102) in Arginase 1 Deficiency
Pegzilarginase is an enhanced human arginase that enzymatically degrades the amino acid arginine. Aeglea is developing pegzilarginase for the treatment of patients with Arginase 1 Deficiency, a debilitating urea cycle disorder caused by deficiency of a key arginine metabolizing enzyme that leads to severe and progressive hyperargininemia-related neurological abnormalities, hyperammonemia and early mortality. Pegzilarginase is intended for use as an enzyme replacement therapy in patients to reduce elevated blood arginine levels. The Company’s Phase 1 data demonstrated that pegzilarginase reduced blood arginine levels into the normal range, supporting its mechanism of action.

About Aeglea BioTherapeutics
Aeglea is a clinical-stage biotechnology company that designs and develops innovative human enzyme therapeutics for patients with rare genetic diseases and cancer. The Company is developing pegzilarginase, its lead investigational therapy, for the treatment of Arginase 1 Deficiency, as monotherapy in arginine-dependent cancers and in combination with an immune checkpoint inhibitor for small cell lung cancer. In addition, Aeglea has an active research pipeline of other human enzyme-based approaches in both therapeutic areas. For more information, please visit

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Media Contact:
David Calusdian
Sharon Merrill Associates

Investor Contact:
Charles N. York II
Chief Financial Officer
Aeglea BioTherapeutics

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