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In Vitro and In Vivo Evaluation of a Small-Molecule APJ (Apelin Receptor) Agonist, BMS-986224, as a Potential Treatment for Heart Failure.

New heart failure therapies that safely augment cardiac contractility and output are needed. Previous apelin peptide studies have highlighted the potential for APJ (apelin receptor) agonism to enhance cardiac function in heart failure. However, apelin’s short half-life limits its therapeutic utility. Here, we describe the preclinical characterization of a novel, orally bioavailable APJ agonist, BMS-986224.

Publication date
March 1, 2021
Principal Investigators
Gargalovic P, Wong P, Onorato J, Finlay H, Wang T, Yan M, Crain E, St-Onge S, Héroux M, Bouvier M, Xu C, Chen XQ, Generaux C, Lawrence M, Wexler R, Gordon D
PubMed reference
Circ Heart Fail 2021;14(3):e007351
PubMed ID
Bristol Myers Squibb, Drug Discovery, Princeton, NJ (P.G., P.W., J.O., H.F., T.W., M.Y., E.C., C.X., X.-Q.C., C.G., M.L., R.W., D.G.).