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  • Fewer of the most densely packed tau tangles in the brain in animal models
    • Significance: Suggests the progression of disease pathology has been slowed
  • Reductions in levels of serum neurofilament light chain, a marker of neuronal death, in animal models
    • Significance: Suggests that neurons remain healthier longer after treatment
  • Reductions in preclinical inflammatory markers linked to the presence of tau
    • Significance: By clearing cis-pT231 tau from the brain, PNT001 reduces neuroinflammation which also contributes to neuronal death in tauopathy
  • Improved performance on a spatial memory test in animal models
    • Significance: Suggests positive effects on cognitive health
  • Preclinical improvements in long-term potentiation, a measure of synaptic strength
    • Significance: Suggests improvement in neuronal communication, a foundation of learning and memory

These data give us confidence that PNT001 can interrupt the spread of toxic tau in the brain and slow the progression of neurodegenerative diseases such as PSP and Alzheimer’s. We believe PNT001 also has the potential to treat other tauopathies such as traumatic brain injury (TBI) and chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE).