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Gemin X is developing first-in-class cancer therapeutics based on reinitiating programmed cell death, or apoptosis, inducing cancer cell self-digestion, or autophagy, and the inhibition of metabolism in cancerous cells.
Obatoclax is a potential first-in-class pan Bcl-2 inhibitor that initiates programmed cancer cell death, or apoptosis, and may trigger cancer cell self-digestion, or autophagy, by targeting multiple Bcl-2 related proteins including Mcl-1.
Obatoclax has also shown early activity in inducing cancer cell self-digestion, or autophagy.