Regulus Therapeutics Inc. or Regulus is a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development of microRNA-based drugs targeting fibrosis, metabolism and cardiovascular diseases, cancer, HCV and immune-related diseases. Regulus was established in September 2007 by Alnylam Pharmaceuticals and Isis Pharmaceuticals. Wikipedia.
Regulus Therapeutics | Date: 2015-04-02
Provided herein are methods for the treatment of Alport Syndrome, using modified oligonucleotides targeted to miR-21. In certain embodiments, a modified oligonucleotide targeted to miR-21 improves kidney function and/or reduces fibrosis in subjects having Alport Syndrome. In certain embodiments, administration of a modified oligonucleotide targeted to miR-21 delays the onset of end-stage renal disease in a subject having Alport Syndrome. In certain embodiments, a modified oligonucleotide targeted to miR-21 delays the need for dialysis or kidney transplant in a subject having Alport Syndrome.
Regulus Therapeutics | Date: 2015-01-15
Described herein are compositions and methods for the inhibition of miR-21 activity. The compositions have certain nucleoside modification patterns that yield potent inhibitors of miR-21 activity. The compositions may be used to inhibit miR-21, and also to treat diseases associated with abnormal expression of miR-21, such as fibrosis and cancer.
Regulus Therapeutics | Date: 2015-01-14
Methods are provided for the treatment of cardiovascular or metabolic diseases characterized by elevated serum total cholesterol, elevated serum LDL-cholesterol, or elevated serum triglycerides, through the administration of an oligomeric compound which modulates the levels or activity of miR-122a. Further provided are methods for reducing hepatic steatosis or liver tissue triglyceride accumulation through the administration of an oligomeric compound which modulates the levels or activity of miR-122a. Such methods employ oligomeric compounds which hybridize with or sterically interfere with nucleic acid molecules comprising or encoding miR-122a. Such oligomeric compounds may include one or more modifications thereon, which may improve the activity, stability, or nuclease resistance of the oligomeric compound. These modified oligomeric compounds are used as single compounds or in compositions, including pharmaceutical compositions, to modulate or mimic the targeted nucleic acid comprising or encoding miR-122a.
Regulus Therapeutics | Date: 2015-03-12
Antisense compounds, compositions and methods are provided for modulating the levels expression, processing and function of miRNAs. The antisense compounds exhibit enhanced anti-miRNA activity. Further provided are methods for enhancing the inhibitory activity of an antisense compound targeting a miRNA, comprising incorporating stability enhancing sugar modifications into the antisense compounds.
Regulus Therapeutics | Date: 2015-05-04
Compounds, compositions and methods are provided for modulating the expression and function of small non-coding RNAs. The compositions comprise oligomeric compounds, targeted to small non-coding RNAs. Methods of using these compounds for modulation of small non-coding RNAs as well as downstream targets of these RNAs and for diagnosis and treatment of disease associated with small non-coding RNAs are also provided.