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New oral protease-activated receptor 4 antagonist BMS-986120: tolerability, pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, and gene variant effects in humans.
BMS-986120 is a novel first-in-class oral protease-activated receptor 4 (PAR4) antagonist exhibiting robust antithrombotic activity that has shown low bleeding risk in monkeys. We sought to assess pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, and tolerability of BMS-986120 in healthy participants and platelet responses to BMS-986120 in participants carrying PAR4 A120T variants. Phase I, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled single-ascending-dose (SAD; N = 56) and multiple-ascending-dose (MAD; N = 32) studies were conducted. Exposure was approximately dose-proportional: maximum concentrations 27.3 and 1536 ng/mL, areas under the curve (AUC) to infinity of 164 and 15,603 h*ng/mL, and half-lives of 44.7 and 84.1 hours for 3.0 and 180 mg, respectively. The accumulation index suggested an ~2-fold AUC increase at steady state. Single doses of 75 and 180 mg BMS-986120 produced ≥80% inhibition of 12.5 μM PAR4 agonist peptide (AP)-induced platelet aggregation through at least 24 hours postdose, and doses ≥10 mg for ~7 days inhibited aggregation completely through 24 hours. No differences in PAR4-mediated platelet response were seen between AA120 versus TT120 PAR4 variants. In cells expressing A120 or T120 PAR4 proteins, no differences in half-maximal effective concentration in receptor activation by PAR4-AP were observed. BMS-986120 was well tolerated with dose-proportional pharmacokinetics and concentration-dependent pharmacodynamics in healthy participants over a wide dose range.ClinicalTrials.gov ID: NCT02208882.