RALEIGH, NC / ACCESSWIRE / May 18, 2022 / 9 Meters Biopharma, Inc. (NASDAQ:NMTR), a clinical-stage company pioneering novel treatments for people with rare or debilitating digestive diseases, announced that Matthew Bryant, PharmD, Vice President of Medical Affairs at 9 Meters, delivered a poster presentation at the American Thoracic Society (ATS) International Conference, taking place in San Francisco May 13 - 18, 2022. The presentation highlighted preclinical data investigating the use of larazotide, a tight junction regulator, to reduce lung fibrosis in an animal model of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). 9 Meters' is currently studying larazotide in a Phase 3 clinical trial for celiac disease.
'IPF can be a truly devastating lung disease that results in lung injury and fibrosis, with no known cause,' said Dr. Bryant. 'We know that changes to the gut microbiome impacts immunopathology and may have a profound effect on lung diseases, and this crosstalk between the gut and lungs is referred to as the gut-lung axis. We look forward to continuing to learn more about the gut-lung axis in IPF, as our results have demonstrated that larazotide's effects on the gastrointestinal epithelial tight junctions may play an important role in reducing lung fibrosis and addressing symptoms of IPF.'
In the animal model of IPF, larazotide reduced pulmonary fibrosis as compared to controls and the reduction was found to be greater when larazotide was administered orally than when administered intratracheally. The authors concluded that larazotide's intestinal barrier-reinforcing activity may offer a clinical benefit in the treatment of IPF via the gut-lung axis.
About 9 Meters Biopharma
9 Meters Biopharma, Inc., is a clinical-stage company pioneering novel treatments for people with rare digestive diseases, GI conditions with unmet needs, and debilitating disorders in which the biology of the gut is a contributing factor. 9 Meters is advancing vurolenatide, a proprietary Phase 2 long-acting GLP-1 agonist, for short bowel syndrome (SBS); larazotide, a Phase 3 tight junction regulator in non-responsive celiac disease; and several near clinical-stage assets.
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