LB-PP02-4 ZYDPLA1, a Novel Long-Acting DPP-4 Inhibitor

Program: Late-Breaking Abstracts
Session: LBSU 1074-1087-Diabetes & Obesity
Translational
Sunday, June 22, 2014: 1:00 PM-3:00 PM
Hall F (McCormick Place West Building)

Poster Board LBSU-1075
Mukul R Jain, PhD1, Amit Arvind Joharapurkar, PhD1, Rajesh Bahekar, PhD1, Harilal Patel, MSc1, Samadhan Kshirsagar, MPharm1, Pradip Jadav, MSc1, Vishal Patel, MPharm1, Kartikkumar Patel, MPharm1, Vikram K Ramanathan, PhD1, Pankaj R Patel, MPharm2 and Ranjit Desai, PhD1
1Zydus Research Centre, Ahmedabad, India, 2Cadila Healthcare Limited, Ahmedabad, India
DPP-4 inhibitors inhibit degradation of glucagon like peptide-1 (GLP-1) and GIP, the endogenous incretin hormones responsible for stimulating glucose-dependent insulin secretion. ZYDPLA1 is a novel and potent DPP-4 inhibitor under clinical development for the treatment of type 2 diabetes and has shown potential for once a week administration in humans. The in vitro effect of ZYDPLA1 was assessed using recombinant DPP-4 enzyme.  ZYDPLA1 competitively inhibited DPP-4 activity in vitro with an IC50 of 2.99 nM, and Ki of 9.3 nM. The calculated  Koff rate for ZYDPLA1 was 5.12 × 10–5S-1. ZYDPLA1 was more than 8000 fold selective for DPP-4 relative to DPP-8, and DPP-9, and was more than 10000 fold selective relative to fibroblast activation protein in vitro. The potency of ZYDPLA1 for DPP-4 inhibition was similar across the species. In C57BL/6J mice ZYDPLA1 administration showed a potent antihyperglycemic effect in oral glucose tolerance test. This effect was mediated through elevated circulating levels of GLP-1 and insulin. Potent antihyperglycemic  effect was also observed in Zucker fatty rats following meal tolerance test. Significant DPP-4 inhibition was observed for more than 48 hours in mice and rats and up to 168 hours in dogs and non-human primates. In conclusion, ZYDPLA1 is a potent, selective inhibitor of DPPP-4 that has the potential to become once a week therapy for treatment of type 2 diabetes.

Disclosure: MRJ: Employee, Zydus Research Centre, Cadila Healthcare Limited, Ahmedabad, India. AAJ: Employee, Zydus Research Centre, Cadila Healthcare Limited, Ahmedabad, India. RB: Employee, Zydus Research Centre, Cadila Healthcare Limited, Ahmedabad, India. HP: Employee, Zydus Research Centre, Cadila Healthcare Limited, Ahmedabad, India. SK: Employee, Zydus Research Centre, Cadila Healthcare Limited, Ahmedabad, India. PJ: Employee, Zydus Research Centre, Cadila Healthcare Limited, Ahmedabad, India. VP: Employee, Zydus Research Centre, Cadila Healthcare Limited, Ahmedabad, India. KP: Employee, Zydus Research Centre, Cadila Healthcare Limited, Ahmedabad, India. VKR: Employee, Zydus Research Centre, Cadila Healthcare Limited, Ahmedabad, India. PRP: Chairman, Cadila Healthcare Limited, Ahmedabad, India. RD: Employee, Zydus Research Centre, Cadila Healthcare Limited, Ahmedabad, India.

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