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There is one reason why we are dedicated to creating oral enzymes to treat metabolic diseases: You. Allena is committed to delivering targeted therapies that may help you find relief in the everyday battle with your condition.
About Hyperuricemia and Gout
Hyperuricemia is an excess of urate in the blood. The body produces urate when it breaks down purines—substances that are found naturally in the body. Purines are also found in foods such as red meat, shellfish, and alcoholic beverages. Fructose, a “simple sugar” found in honey, fruit, and sweetened beverages, increases purine metabolism, which can also raise blood urate levels.
Elevated urate in the blood can lead to kidney stones and the formation of needlelike crystals in the joints. These crystals can lead to “gouty flares” of the joints and can result in kidney stones.
How Allena can help
Our product ALLN-346 is a first-in-class formulation of an enzyme that breaks down urate in the intestinal tract. It has the potential to reduce the burden on the kidney and lower the risk of gouty arthritis, gout attacks, and kidney stones.