Summary of the technology
We propose a novel compound for the treatment of asthma. We suggest to use this new compound named XIIPHONATE as new lipid-mimetic molecule that inhibits recombinant Autotaxin (ATX), as a potential local, long-term treatment for asthma. This approach is based on the fact that a novel bioactive lipid mediator, Lysophosphatidic acid (LPA), has a pivotal role in the pathogenesis of asthma. It was reported that LPA is synthesized from LPC through the enzymatic activity of ATX. Clinical data show that the levels of ATX protein, and LPA are significantly elevated the in airspaces of patients with asthma. Thus, XIIPHONATE, will inhibit LPA overproduction that leads to the pathologic state. It will therefore present a new therapeutic modality for asthma.
Project ID : 6-2016-4268