Schrödinger Announces Preclinical Data for CDC7 Program to Be Presented at AACR Virtual Annual Meeting 2021
CDC7 is a protein kinase that is required for DNA replication initiation and involved in DNA replication stress response. CDC7 is thought to be linked to cancer cells’ proliferative capacity and ability to bypass normal DNA damage responses. Targeting proteins that play important roles in DNA replication and replication stress is gaining momentum as a new therapeutic approach for various cancers.
Details about the presentation are as follows:
Abstract Number: 1277
Title: Discovery of novel CDC7 inhibitors that disrupt cell cycle dynamics and show anti-proliferative effects in cancer cells
The virtual abstract is available in the program section of the virtual AACR annual meeting website: https://www.aacr.org/meeting/aacr-annual-meeting-2021/program/.
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This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 including, but not limited to those regarding our expectations about the speed and capacity of our computational platform, the clinical potential of CDC7 inhibitors, as well as the favorable properties of our CDC7 inhibitor program. These forward-looking statements reflect our current views about our plans, intentions, expectations, strategies and prospects, which are based on the information currently available to us and on assumptions we have made. Actual results may differ materially from those described in these forward-looking statements and are subject to a variety of assumptions, uncertainties, risks and factors that are beyond our control, including the uncertainties inherent in drug development and commercialization, uncertainties associated with the regulatory review of clinical trials and applications for marketing approvals, and other risks detailed under the caption “Risk Factors” and elsewhere in our