ANB033

Our anti-CD122 antagonist antibody is known as ANB033. CD122 targets the common beta subunit shared by the IL-15 and IL-2 receptors. IL-15 signaling mediates the survival and maintenance of tissue resident memory T cells (TRM). The presence of long-lived and persistent TRM has been shown to drive tissue-specific immune-mediated inflammation, TRm are present in the skin in dermatologic diseases, where defined borders of inflammation often recur. TRM are also observed in other tissue-specific inflammatory disorders including gastroenterology, rheumatology and respiratory. ANB033 is designed with an affinity to CD122 that inhibits IL-15 signaling, leading to death of pathogenic TRM cells in diseased tissue, with the potential to achieve and maintain remission of inflammation through the elimination of these disease-causing cells. In addition, ANB033 inhibits IL-2 signaling through the low affinity IL-2 receptor (comprised of CD122 and the common gamma subunit, CD132) expressed on T cells, while sparing regulatory T cells which express the high affinity IL-2 receptor (comprised of CD122, CD132 and the alpha receptor subunit for IL-2, CD25). This drives reduction of pathogenic T cell numbers while sparing or potentially enhancing regulatory T cell numbers. We anticipate submitting an IND for a Phase 1 clinical trial with ANB033 during the first half of 2024.