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Eloxx Announces Publication of Scientific Manuscript on ELX-02 in the Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics

ELX-02 mediates read-through of premature stop codons while maintaining the fidelity of native stop codons

/EIN News/ -- WALTHAM, Mass., July 15, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Eloxx Pharmaceuticals, Inc., (NASDAQ: ELOX) a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company dedicated to the discovery and development of novel therapeutics to treat cystic fibrosis and other diseases caused by nonsense mutations limiting production of functional proteins, today announced that a scientific manuscript titled: “ELX-02 Generates Protein via Premature Stop Codon Read-through Without Inducing Native Stop Codon Read-through Protein”, has been published in the Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics.

“We are very pleased that our scientific manuscript on ELX-02 which demonstrates that ELX-02 mediates read-through of premature stop codons while maintaining the fidelity of stop codons found at the end of healthy transcripts has been published in the Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics,” said Dr. Matthew Goddeeris, PhD, Vice President of Research, Eloxx Pharmaceuticals. “This is an important finding indicating that translation integrity is preserved with target-therapeutic exposure of ELX-02, consistent with the favorable tolerability profile demonstrated across our preclinical and clinical datasets. ELX-02 is currently in Phase 2 clinical trials in cystic fibrosis patients with nonsense mutations, for whom there are few, if any, treatment options available.”

About Eloxx Pharmaceuticals

Eloxx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing novel RNA-modulating drug candidates (designed to be eukaryotic ribosomal selective glycosides) that are formulated to treat rare and ultra-rare premature stop codon diseases. Premature stop codons are point mutations that disrupt protein synthesis from messenger RNA. As a consequence, patients with premature stop codon diseases have reduced or eliminated protein production from the mutation bearing allele accounting for some of the most severe phenotypes in these genetic diseases. These premature stop codons have been identified in over 1,800 rare and ultra-rare diseases. Read-through therapeutic development is focused on extending mRNA half-life and increasing protein synthesis by enabling the cytoplasmic ribosome to read through premature stop codons to produce full-length proteins. Eloxx’s lead investigational product candidate, ELX-02, is a small molecule drug candidate designed to restore production of full-length functional proteins. ELX-02 is in the early stages of clinical development focusing on cystic fibrosis. ELX-02 is an investigational drug that has not been approved by any global regulatory body. Eloxx’s preclinical candidate pool consists of a library of novel drug candidates designed to be eukaryotic ribosomal selective glycosides identified based on read-through potential. Eloxx also has preclinical programs focused on rare ocular genetic disorders and polycystic kidney disease . Eloxx is headquartered in Waltham, MA, with operations in Rehovot, Israel and Morristown, NJ.  For more information, please visit

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Barbara Ryan

SOURCE: Eloxx Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

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