Clinical data
ATC code None
Legal status
Legal status
  • Investigational
Synonyms GFT505, SureCN815512
CAS Number 923978-27-2
PubChem (CID) 9864881
ChemSpider 8040573
Chemical and physical data
Formula C22H24O4S
Molar mass 384.489 g/mol
3D model (Jmol) Interactive image

Elafibranor (INN,[2] code name GFT505) is an experimental medication that is being studied and developed by Genfit for the treatment of cardiometabolic diseases including diabetes, insulin resistance, dyslipidemia, and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD).[3][4][5]

Elafibranor is a dual PPARα/δ agonist.[6][7]

Clinical studies

Administered to over 800 patients and healthy volunteers to date, elafibranor has demonstrated:

Phase 2b (GOLDEN) results were published online in Gastroenterology in February 2016[10] and will be fully available in the paper version in May 2016.

As of February 2016, elafibranor has completed 8 clinical trials and a phase III is in progress.[11]

Pre-clinical studies

Efficacy on histological NASH parameters (steatosis, inflammation, fibrosis) in animal disease models — anti-fibrotic activities.[12]

The absence of safety concern has been confirmed in a full toxicological package up to 2-year carcinogenicity studies and cardiac studies (in mice).[13]

See also


  1. Cariou, B.; Zair, Y.; Staels, B.; Bruckert, E. (2011). "Effects of the New Dual PPAR / Agonist GFT505 on Lipid and Glucose Homeostasis in Abdominally Obese Patients with Combined Dyslipidemia or Impaired Glucose Metabolism". Diabetes Care. 34 (9): 2008–2014. doi:10.2337/dc11-0093. PMC 3161281Freely accessible. PMID 21816979.
  2. "International Nonproprietary Names for Pharmaceutical Substances (INN). Recommended International Nonproprietary Names: List 74" (PDF). World Health Organization. p. 10. Retrieved 9 November 2016.
  3. "Advanced Compound Status" (Press release). Genfit.
  4. "GFT505 Broadens Its Therapeutic Potential" (PDF) (Press release). Retrieved 31 Mar 2013.
  5. Cariou, Bertrand; Staels, Bart (2014-10-01). "GFT505 for the treatment of nonalcoholic steatohepatitis and type 2 diabetes". Expert Opinion on Investigational Drugs. 23 (10): 1441–1448. doi:10.1517/13543784.2014.954034. ISSN 1744-7658. PMID 25164277.
  6. US Patent No. 7655641 "96 dpi image of original patent USPTO 7655641" (PDF). Retrieved 31 Mar 2013.
  7. "GFT-505" (PDF). Drugs of the Future. 37 (8): 555–559. 2012.
  8. Staels, Bart; Rubenstrunk, Anne; Noel, Benoit; Rigou, Géraldine; Delataille, Philippe; Millatt, Lesley J.; Baron, Morgane; Lucas, Anthony; Tailleux, Anne (2013-12-01). "Hepatoprotective effects of the dual peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor alpha/delta agonist, GFT505, in rodent models of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease/nonalcoholic steatohepatitis". Hepatology. 58 (6): 1941–1952. doi:10.1002/hep.26461. ISSN 1527-3350.
  9. Cariou, Bertrand; Hanf, Rémy; Lambert-Porcheron, Stéphanie; Zaïr, Yassine; Sauvinet, Valérie; Noël, Benoit; Flet, Laurent; Vidal, Hubert; Staels, Bart (2013-05-28). "Dual Peroxisome Proliferator–Activated Receptor α/δ Agonist GFT505 Improves Hepatic and Peripheral Insulin Sensitivity in Abdominally Obese Subjects". Diabetes Care: DC_122012. doi:10.2337/dc12-2012. ISSN 0149-5992. PMC 3781493Freely accessible. PMID 23715754.
  10. "Elafibranor, an Agonist of the Peroxisome Proliferator-activated Receptor-α and -δ, Induces Resolution of Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis Without Fibrosis Worsening - Gastroenterology". www.gastrojournal.org. Retrieved 2016-03-08.
  11. clinical trials involving GFT505
  12. Quintero, Pablo; Arrese, Marco (2013-12-01). "Nuclear control of inflammation and fibrosis in nonalcoholic steatohepatitis: therapeutic potential of dual peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor alpha/delta agonism". Hepatology (Baltimore, Md.). 58 (6): 1881–1884. doi:10.1002/hep.26582. ISSN 1527-3350. PMID 23787705.
  13. Hanf, Rémy; Millatt, Lesley J.; Cariou, Bertrand; Noel, Benoit; Rigou, Géraldine; Delataille, Philippe; Daix, Valérie; Hum, Dean W.; Staels, Bart (2014-11-01). "The dual peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor alpha/delta agonist GFT505 exerts anti-diabetic effects in db/db mice without peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor gamma-associated adverse cardiac effects". Diabetes & Vascular Disease Research. 11 (6): 440–447. doi:10.1177/1479164114548027. ISSN 1752-8984. PMID 25212694.

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