ON DEMAND: An Emerging Paradigm of Microbiome-Targeting Precision Medicines: The GUSome as a Case Study
Date & Time
Friday, June 5, 2020, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Bret Wallace

• Introduce the role of enteric bacterial beta-glucuronidases (GUS) in triggering lower GI toxicities associated with prescription medications

• Demonstrate that GUS-targeting, small-molecule drugs can prevent these medication-induced lower GI injuries, such as chemotherapyinduced diarrhea

• Reveal the inter-individual variability among the ~300 GUS orthologs that make up the “GUSome” in the human gut microbiome

• Discuss the GUSome as a case study on the unique challenges of developing microbiome-targeting drugs

• Demonstrate the utility of a stool-based functional assay to assess patient-relevant GUSome function

• Disclose how the assay can be developed as a companion diagnostic to potentially identify patients who are responsive to GUSometargeted drugs

Session Type
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