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NEW YORK, April 9, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Hoth Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: HOTH), a biopharmaceutical company, today announced initiating the next phase of its study of VNLG-152 novel retinamides (Retinoic acid metabolism blocking agents or RAMBAs) for the treatment of dermatological diseases, at Weill Cornell Medicine.
Hoth continues to examine the efficacy of RAMBAs in blocking acne pathogenic gene expression and carcinogenesis in mice. Solubility and formulation had been established for the drug for use in both human keratinocytes and mouse studies. A human keratinocyte in vitro acne study has been optimized, which uses molecules released by Propionibacterium acnes, or P. acnes, to induce an inflammatory response in these cells.
As part of the next phase of this study, the assay will be tested to explore whether VNLG-152 is capable of blocking this inflammatory response. Immediately after identifying an effective dose of VNLG-152, the researchers will conduct studies on mouse skin to determine if this drug is effective in blocking acne-like inflammation in vivo.
Mr. Robb Knie, Chief Executive Officer of Hoth, commented, "Our management team is honored to collaborate with Weill Cornell Medicine as their researchers continue to explore the treatment benefits of our proprietary dermatological solution. We believe that VNLG-152 has the potential to offer a unique therapeutic benefit to people suffering from acne and psoriasis."
About Hoth Therapeutics, Inc.
Hoth Therapeutics, Inc. is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on developing new generation therapies for dermatological disorders. HOTH's pipeline has the potential to improve the quality of life for patients suffering from indications including atopic dermatitis, chronic wounds, psoriasis, asthma and acne. Hoth recently entered into a Joint Development Agreement to further the development of vaccine prospects to prevent, intercept or treat the Coronavirus (COVID-19) based upon VaxCelerate, a self-assembling vaccine (SAV) platform exclusively licensed by Voltron from the Vaccine and Immunotherapy Center (VIC) at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH).
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