Peer Reviewed Publication , Translational Pharmaceutics , Clinical Pharmacology , First-in-Human

Safety, tolerability and pharmacokinetics of the oligomer modulator anle138b with exposure levels sufficient for therapeutic efficacy in a murine Parkinson model: A randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled phase 1a trial

3 May 2022

Synucleinopathies such as Parkinsońs disease (PD), Dementia with Lewy odies (DLB) and Multiple System Atrophy (MSA) are characterized by deposition of misfolded and aggregated a-synuclein. Small aggregates (oligomers) of a-synuclein have been shown to be the most relevant neurotoxic species and are targeted by anle138b, an orally bioavailable small molecule compound which shows strong disease-modifying effects in animal models of synucleinopathies.

Anle138b was studied in a single-centre, double-blind, randomised, placebo-controlled single ascending dose (SAD) and multiple ascending dose (MAD) study in healthy subjects. Eligible participants were randomly assigned (1:1 for sentinel subjects and 1:5 for main group) to placebo or anle138b (dose range 50 mg to 300 mg per day), respectively. In addition, the effect of food on the pharmakokinetics of anle138b in healthy subjects was examined
in doses of 150 mg per day.

3 May 2022