Schwoebel F.,Noxxon Pharma
Blood | Year: 2013
Anemia of chronic inflammation is the most prevalent form of anemia in hospitalized patients. A hallmark of this disease is the intracellular sequestration of iron. This is a consequence of hepcidin-induced internalization and subsequent degradation of ferroportin, the hepcidin receptor and only known iron-export protein. This study describes the characterization of novel anti-hepcidin compound NOX-H94, a structured L-oligoribonucleotide that binds human hepcidin with high affinity (Kd = 0.65 ± 0.06 nmol/L). In J774A.1 macrophages, NOX-H94 blocked hepcidin-induced ferroportin degradation and ferritin expression (half maximal inhibitory concentration = 19.8 ± 4.6 nmol/L). In an acute cynomolgus monkey model of interleukin 6 (IL-6)-induced hypoferremia, NOX-H94 inhibited serum iron reduction completely. In a subchronic model of IL-6-induced anemia, NOX-H94 inhibited the decrease in hemoglobin concentration. We conclude that NOX-H94 protects ferroportin from hepcidin-induced degradation. Therefore, this pharmacologic approach may represent an interesting treatment option for patients suffering from anemia of chronic inflammation. Source
Noxxon Pharma | Date: 2013-05-16
The present invention is related to a method for adding one or more L-nucleotides to the 3 end of a first L-nucleic acid, wherein the method comprises the step of reacting the one or more L-nucleotides with the first L-nucleic acid in the presence of a protein comprising an enzymatic activity exhibiting moiety, wherein the enzymatic activity is capable of adding one or more L-nucleotides to the 3 end of the first L-nucleic acid.
Noxxon Pharma | Date: 2013-01-10
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Noxxon Pharma | Date: 2015-11-20
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