Patents by Inventor Ian M. Kerr

Ian M. Kerr has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 4210746
    Abstract: Compounds having properties as inhibitors of protein synthesis are disclosed, of the general formula(p).sub.m --(5'--A--2'--p).sub.n --(A).sub.xwhereinp represents the phosphate group (orthophosphate),m is 0, 2, or 3A represents adenosine,n is from 2 to 5,x is 0 or 1,said compound containing at least three adenosine residues, the figures 5' and 2' signifying the carbon atoms of the ribose ring to which the respective phosphate groups p are attached.Compounds of particular interest are ApApA and its phosphorylated derivatives ppApApA and pppApApA. The substances may be prepared by chemical synthesis or enzymatic synthesis. They may be incorporated in liposomes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 1978
    Date of Patent: July 1, 1980
    Assignee: National Research Development Corporation
    Inventors: Ian M. Kerr, Ronald E. Brown, Ara G. Hovanessian