Pharmacological and toxicological testing of a novel L-asparaginase
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Biomedical Laboratory R&D
April 2019 -
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Project Summary: The goal of this proposal is to perform IND-enabling studies of a significantly safer variant of the anti-cancer biologic drug L-asparaginase. L-asparaginases are enzyme drugs that act to deplete the amino acid asparagine from the blood. Due to toxicity, which is especially pronounced in adults, L- asparaginase treatment is limited to acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), a cancer of white blood cells. One source of toxicity of L-asparaginases is due to their bacterial origin (eit...