Patents Assigned to The Board of Trustees of the Cetus Corporation
  • Patent number: 4684623
    Abstract: A method for controlling weight by suppressing the normal metabolism of adipose tissue is disclosed. Administration of tumor necrosis factor (TNF) or a pharmaceutical composition containing it results in suppression of anabolism of adipose cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 1985
    Date of Patent: August 4, 1987
    Assignees: The Board of Trustees of the Cetus Corporation, Leland Stanford Junior University
    Inventors: James W. Larrick, Gordon M. Ringold, David F. Mark, Leo S. Lin, Frank M. Torti