Update on FSHD drug development programme

Published Date
01/11/2018
Category
Research
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Facio Therapies has shown that one of its lead compounds can reduce the levels of DUX4 in a mouse model. The company now plans to do further testing of its lead candidate before it can move to a clinical trial in 2021.

DUX4 is a protein that is inappropriately produced in facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy (FSHD). DUX4 is damaging to muscles and is thought to cause inflammation and muscle wasting in people with FSHD. Scientists believe that reducing its levels could potentially treat the symptoms of the condition. 

For more information, please read Facio Therapies’ press release.

If you have any questions about this news story or any other FSHD research, please contact the MDUK Research Line on 020 7803 4813 or email research@musculardystrophyuk.org.

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