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2008-07-01 09:00:13

Elixir Pharmaceuticals, Inc., today announced the Company has entered an exclusive license agreement with Boston University to key intellectual property covering discoveries regarding the use of modulators of SIRT1, a member of the sirtuin class of protein deacetylase enzymes. SIRT1 is the human equivalent of Sir2, a gene identified in yeast that has been recognized to play a key role in the control of lifespan, metabolism, resistance to stress and other cellular regulatory pathways. The...

2008-06-18 09:00:09

Elixir Pharmaceuticals, Inc., today announced that results from in-vivo preclinical studies with the Company's ghrelin agonist, EX-1314, were presented at the annual meeting of the Endocrine Society. EX-1314 is expected to enter human clinical testing this year. This new compound has been the subject of extensive preclinical development, and these new data provide the first demonstrations that an orally active, small molecule ghrelin agonist can enhance gastrointestinal motility. Elixir will...


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