GlycoMimetics to Present at AACR 2021 Meeting on Positive Therapeutic Effects of GMI-1757 in a Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma Model
Study demonstrates GMI-1757’s impact on immune cell infiltration and improvement of anti-PD-L1 therapeutic activity
The study demonstrates that GMI-1757 significantly improved anti-PD-L1 therapeutic activity in a pancreatic adenocarcinoma model. Results showed 50% partial regressions and an approximate 99% reduction of median tumor volume. Microscopic evaluations also showed that in groups treated with GMI-1757 both the incidence and area of intratumoral fibrosis were markedly reduced. Additionally, GMI-1757 strongly increased the incidence of mononuclear cell tumor infiltration. These results suggest that the decreased intratumoral fibrotic development and increased mononuclear cell infiltration obtained with GMI-1757 created a favorable immune environment so that when combined with anti-PD-L1 it produced a more robust anti-tumor effect compared to anti-PD-L1 treatment alone. Investigations will continue on GMI-1757’s impact when combined with immune modulators where fibrosis and restricted host cell infiltration negatively impact tumor response.
Title: A novel glycomimetic compound (GMI-1757) with dual functional antagonism to E-selectin and galectin-3 attenuates fibrosis, facilitates mononuclear cell infiltration and optimizes anti-PD-L1 therapeutic activity in a pancreatic adenocarcinoma model
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An innovative dual antagonist of E-selectin and galectin-3, GMI-1757 has shown anti-thrombotic and anti-fibrotic activity in preclinical models presented at major scientific meetings. Data suggest the compound may be able to play a role in the treatment of a variety of cancers and fibrotic conditions.
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