Unlike traditional small molecule inhibitors, our approach is not limited by the classic “active site” requirements. For example, we can target transcription factors and scaffold proteins that lack a catalytic pocket. These classes of proteins, historically, have been very difficult to drug. Further, we selectively degrade target proteins, rather than isozymes or paralogous proteins with high homology. Because of the catalytic nature of the interactions, it is possible to achieve efficacy at lower doses with prolonged duration while decreasing dose-limiting toxicities.
Biological targets once deemed “undruggable” are now within reach.