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Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of Earliest Event Reported):   May 30, 2012

Ardea Biosciences, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

Delaware 001-33734 94-3200380
(State or other jurisdiction
(I.R.S. Employer
of incorporation) File Number) Identification No.)
4939 Directors Place, San Diego, California   92121
(Address of principal executive offices)
(Zip Code)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code:   858-652-6500

Not Applicable
Former name or former address, if changed since last report


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Item 7.01 Regulation FD Disclosure.

On May 30, 2012, Ardea Biosciences, Inc. (the "Company") issued the press release that is furnished as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and that is incorporated by reference into this Item announcing that the Company has earned a $7.5 million milestone payment from Bayer HealthCare under the terms of their April 2009 global license agreement to develop and commercialize the Company's mitogen-activated ERK kinase inhibitor compounds for cancer and other indications.

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.

Exhibit Number/ Exhibit Description
99.1/ Press Release dated May 30, 2012.


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

    Ardea Biosciences, Inc.
May 30, 2012   By:   /s/ Christian Waage
        Name: Christian Waage
        Title: General Counsel

Exhibit Index

Exhibit No.   Description

  Press Release dated May 30, 2012.