New Study Demonstrates Bryostatin Normalizes Autistic Spectrum Behaviors in Mice
NEW YORK, Jan. 26, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Synaptogenix, Inc. (OTC: SNPX), formerly Neurotrope Bioscience, Inc., announced a new report published by “Scientific Reports,” an open-access journal publishing peer reviewed research through Nature.com, titled “Chronic Bryostatin-1 rescues autistic and cognitive phenotypes in the fragile X mice.” This new study, in collaboration with the Fragile X Foundation and scientists in the United Kingdom, highlights that Bryostatin has potential applicability for autistic spectrum disorders.
“The results show the potential of Bryostatin to regenerate synapses in other degenerative brain disorders that produce autistic spectrum behaviors. Bryostatin’s regenerative potential has been previously demonstrated during the past two decades for pre-clinical models of Alzheimer’s disease (AD), stroke, Traumatic Brain Injury, Parkinson’s disease, and Multiple Sclerosis,” stated President and Founding Chief Scientific Officer Dr. Daniel Alkon.
“In conjunction with our recent capital infusion from new and existing investors last week, we will also be exploring how Bryostatin might benefit other clinical indications, and this report is further validation of both our neuro-regenerative strategy, as well as the specific potential to treat autistic spectrum behaviors. We continue to move forward with our current NIH supported Phase 2 studies with Alzheimer’s disease patients and look forward to updating investors as they progress,” added Dr. Alan J. Tuchman, CEO of Synaptogenix.
The peer reviewed report can be accessed via Nature.com at https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-020-74848-6.
About Synaptogenix, Inc.
Synaptogenix is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company that has historically worked to develop novel therapies for neurodegenerative diseases. Synaptogenix has conducted clinical and preclinical studies of its lead therapeutic candidate, Bryostatin-1, in Alzheimer’s disease, and preclinical studies for rare diseases such as Fragile X syndrome, Niemann-Pick Type C disease, and Rett syndrome, multiple sclerosis, stroke, and traumatic brain injury. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted Orphan Drug Designation to Synaptogenix for Bryostatin-1 as a treatment for Fragile X syndrome. Bryostatin-1 has already undergone testing in more than 1,500 people in cancer studies, thus creating a large safety data base that will further inform clinical trial designs.
Additional information about Synaptogenix, Inc. may be found on its website: www.synaptogen.com.
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