Inhibition of fatty acid synthase with FT-4101 safely reduces hepatic de novo lipogenesis and steatosis in obese subjects with NAFLD non-alcoholic fatty liver disease: results from two early

Article Authors: Carine Beysen, Patricia Schroeder, Eric Wu, Julie Brevard, Maria Ribadeneira, Wei Lu, Kiran Dole, Terry O'Reilly, Linda Morrow, Marcus Hompesch, Marc K Hellerstein, Kelvin Li, Lars Johansson, Patrick F Kelly


To assess the therapeutic potential of fatty acid synthase (FASN) inhibition with FT-4101, a potent, selective, orally bioavailable, small-molecule by (a) evaluating the dose-response of single FT-4101 doses (3, 6 and 9 mg) on hepatic de novo lipogenesis (DNL) in healthy participants (Study 1) and (b) demonstrating the safety, tolerability and efficacy on hepatic steatosis after 12 weeks of FT-4101 dosing in patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD; Study 2).