APL-509 (CTLA-4)

APL-509: Cytotoxic T-lymphocyte Associated Protein 4

Formerly CBT-509

APL-509 is a novel IgG1 humanized monoclonal antibody against the cytotoxic T-lymphocyte associated protein 4 (CTLA-4) receptor.

CTLA-4 is a protein expressed exclusively on T cells (a type of immune cell) that helps the body’s immune responses stay in check. Some anticancer drugs, called immune checkpoint inhibitors, are used to block CTLA-4. When this protein is blocked, the “brakes” on the immune system are released and the ability of T cells to kill cancer cells is increased.

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Clinical Trials

APL-509 is currently in preclinical, IND-enabling studies. 

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