Acid Proteinases (3.4.23) (e.g., Pepsin, Renin, Chymosin, Etc.) Patents (Class 424/94.66)
  • Patent number: 10857214
    Abstract: The invention described herein relates to methods and compositions for treatment of one or more symptoms of gluten intolerance and related conditions (e.g., celiac disease and gluten sensitivity) by administration of a pharmaceutical composition comprising one or more Nepenthes enzymes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: CODEXIS, INC.
    Inventors: David C. Schriemer, Martial Rey
  • Patent number: 9919021
    Abstract: The present application presents novel peptidomimetic substituted hydroxyethylene compounds, which are inhibitors of beta amyloid cleavage enzyme, capable to permeate the brain and to achieve therapeutic concentrations in the target organ, the brain. These compounds are incorporated in pharmaceutical compositions and applied in the treatment or prophylaxis of neurological disorders or conditions and also other disorders or conditions including Down's syndrome and diabetes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: IBET—INSTITUTO DE BIOLOGIA EXPERIMENTAL E TECNOLÓGICA
    Inventors: Helder Joao Ferreira Vila Real, Ana Luisa Ferreira Simplicio, Olga Iranzo Casanova, Christopher David Maycock
  • Patent number: 9005610
    Abstract: Provided herein are compositions, foods comprising nepenthesin or a derivative thereof and methods of using nepenthesin or a derivative thereof for modulating gluten intolerance and related conditions, such as celiac disease. Further provided herein are pharmaceutical compositions comprising nepenthesin or a derivative thereof and methods of using nepenthesin or a derivative thereof to treat bacterial infections of the gastrointestinal tract, such as C. difficile or H. pylori. Further provided herein are compositions comprising recombinant nepenthesin I or nepenthesin II, or homologous proteins, and methods for making the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Nepetx, LLC
    Inventors: David Schriemer, Petr Man, Hynek Mrazek, Martial Rey
  • Publication number: 20150086565
    Abstract: Proteomic methods for identifying cancer related proteins and related products and kits are provided. The cancer specific proteins are extracellular matrix proteins that are associated with various aspects of cancer. Panels or signature sets of proteins useful in the detection, diagnosis and treatment of cancers as well as monitoring therapeutic progress in a cancer patient are provided herein along with methods for their detection and for their use in targeting imaging and/or therapeutic agents to the tumors via binding to the specified proteins. The proteins were identified using proteomics analyses of tissue samples taken from cancer patients. In certain aspects the proteins are particularly useful in colon cancer patients.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Applicants: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, The General Hospital Corporaiton d/b/a Massachusetts General Hospital, The Broad Institute, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard O. Hynes, Alexandra Naba, Karl Clauser, Steven A. Carr, Kenneth Tanabe
  • Publication number: 20150017151
    Abstract: The present invention relates to pharmaceutical formulations comprising xanthine or xanthine derivatives, kits thereof, and methods for treating fibrotic diseases by local administration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventor: Matthew J. Buderer
  • Publication number: 20150004153
    Abstract: A pest-combating composition including sodium lauryl sulfate and one or more of C6-12 fatty acids, preferably lauric and/or capric and/or caprylic acid, soy methyl ester, and 2-undecanone, and methods of combating pests utilizing same, are disclosed. The compositions can include a carrier oil such as silicon oil, soy methyl ester, or a vegetable oil, and can be in the form of an emulsion. The composition may be constituted as a spray composition, an aerosol, a lotion, a paste, or another compositional form. Pests that may be usefully combated with such composition include flying insects, including flies, mosquitoes, and wasps, ants, including arthropods such as fire ants, ticks, fleas, cockroaches, silver fish, thrips, gnats, aphids, Japanese beetles, and agricultural and horticultural arthropods and insects including beetles (potato and bean), flea beetles, fleahoppers, squash bugs, slugs, leaf hoppers, harlequin bugs, milk weed bugs, spiders, mites, lice, rodents, and deer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2014
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Applicant: HOMS, LLC
    Inventor: Allen Jones
  • Publication number: 20140369996
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to medical or dietary treatments comprising administration of a zymogen such as chymosin or other rennins. Embodiments of the invention are directed to treating infant colic, heartburn, gastro-esophageal reflux (GER), gastro-esophageal reflux disease (GERD), irritable bowel syndrome, and recurrent abdominal pain. The invention is also directed to improving absorption of calcium from milk for osteoporosis patients. Further the present invention may have a very positive effect on life quality for groups with different chronic digestion problems such as ulcerous colitis, multiple sclerosis, migraines, weight disorders and diabetes. Infants may be given several drops of a composition containing chymosin prior to every feeding, regardless of whether they are bottle or breast-fed. The composition containing chymosin can also be incorporated into a food product such as drinking milk or baby formula.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2014
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventors: Dag A. Ommundsen, Havard Skjaervik
  • Publication number: 20140356344
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to a method of generating conditionally active biologic proteins from wild type proteins, in particular therapeutic proteins, which are reversibly or irreversibly inactivated at the wild type normal physiological conditions. For example, evolved proteins are virtually inactive at body temperature, but are active at lower temperatures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2014
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Applicant: BioAtla LLC
    Inventors: Jay M. Short, Hwai Wen Chang, Gerhard Frey
  • Publication number: 20140308265
    Abstract: The claimed invention is directed to compositions and methods effective in preventing microbial contamination or reducing microbial count associated with a contaminated surface, comprising a biocidal system comprised of a primary biocide, a pH buffer agent, a surfactant, all in an aqueous based carrier, wherein the compositions may be considered environmentally friendly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2012
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Inventors: Burt R. Sookram, John W. Veenstra
  • Patent number: 8834908
    Abstract: A pest-combating composition including sodium lauryl sulfate and one or more of C6-12 fatty acids, preferably lauric and/or capric and/or caprylic acid, soy methyl ester, and 2-undecanone, and methods of combating pests utilizing same, are disclosed. The compositions can include a carrier oil such as silicon oil, soy methyl ester, or a vegetable oil, and can be in the form of an emulsion. The composition may be constituted as a spray composition, an aerosol, a lotion, a paste, or another compositional form. Pests that may be usefully combated with such composition include flying insects, including flies, mosquitoes, and wasps, ants, including arthropods such as fire ants, ticks, fleas, cockroaches, silver fish, thrips, gnats, aphids, Japanese beetles, and agricultural and horticultural arthropods and insects including beetles (potato and bean), flea beetles, fleahoppers, squash bugs, slugs, leaf hoppers, harlequin bugs, milk weed bugs, spiders, mites, lice, rodents, and deer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: HOMS, LLC
    Inventor: Allen Jones
  • Publication number: 20140248258
    Abstract: The present invention provides methods for improving gut health. In particular, the invention provides methods for improving gut health by improving the digestibility of dietary proteins, decreasing the flow of protein to the lower gastrointestinal tract, and/or decreasing the levels of Clostridium bacteria the upper intestinal tract of a subject. The methods comprise administering to the subject a supplement consisting essentially of at least one protease.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2014
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
    Applicant: NOVUS INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: Chris D. Knight, Julia J. Dibner, Fenglan Yan
  • Publication number: 20140219963
    Abstract: Provided are methods for preparing gelled, solubilized extracellular matrix (ECM) compositions useful as cell growth scaffolds. Also provided are compositions prepared according to the methods as well as uses for the compositions. In one embodiment a device, such as a prosthesis, is provided which comprises an inorganic matrix into which the gelled, solubilized ECM is dispersed to facilitate in-growth of cells into the ECM and thus adaptation and/or attachment of the device to a patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2014
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Inventors: Stephen F. Badylak, Donald Freytes
  • Publication number: 20140186330
    Abstract: Provided herein are compositions, foods comprising nepenthesin or a derivative thereof and methods of using nepenthesin or a derivative thereof for modulating gluten intolerance and related conditions, such as celiac disease. Further provided herein are pharmaceutical compositions comprising nepenthesin or a derivative thereof and methods of using nepenthesin or a derivative thereof to treat bacterial infections of the gastrointestinal tract, such as C. difficile or H. pylori. Further provided herein are compositions comprising recombinant nepenthesin I or nepenthesin II, or homologous proteins, and methods for making the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Inventors: David Schriemer, Petr Man, Hynek Mrazek, Martial Rey
  • Publication number: 20140140980
    Abstract: Provided herein are compositions, foods comprising nepenthesin or a derivative thereof and methods of using nepenthesin or a derivative thereof for modulating gluten intolerance and related conditions, such as celiac disease.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2013
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Inventor: David Schriemer
  • Publication number: 20130344145
    Abstract: A pharmaceutical composition or formulation adapted for oral administration in tablet, coated tablet, capsule or reconstitutable powder form for the prevention or treatment of intestinal disorders such irritable bowel syndrome, also known as irritable colon syndrome, based on an intestinal motility modifier, an agent that prevents gas retention, of digestive enzymes, a binding agent, a diluting agent, an absorbent agent, a lubricant, aglidant, and an disintegrating agent or suspending agent, effective in the normalization of intestinal disorders, to achieve an analgesic activity, to achieve an anti-spasmic activity and to reduce the symptoms associated with intestinal gas such as distention, abdominal pain and flatulence.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2011
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Applicant: Posi Visionary Solutions LLP
    Inventor: Alana Noelle Denise Savoir Garcia
  • Publication number: 20130177549
    Abstract: This invention relates generally to treating synucleinopathies in subjects that are not clinically diagnosed with a lysosomal storage disease, as well as associated methods of making medicaments and screening methods.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2013
    Publication date: July 11, 2013
    Applicant: The Brigham and Women's Hospital, Inc.
    Inventor: The Brigham and Women's Hospital, Inc.
  • Publication number: 20130085461
    Abstract: A pre-debriding composition comprises a chaotropic agent, preferably urea, and, preferably, exfoliating and analgesic agents. The pre-debriding composition reduces the collagen denaturation temperature, Tm, at the site of a wound. Use of the composition along with a supply of heat increases the effectiveness of a subsequent enzymatic debriding treatment. A dressing and heating system is also provided for use with the pre-debriding composition. An “instant activated” debriding composition and package is provided comprising a gel composition and a powdered debriding zymogen composition, wherein mixing of the two compositions results in an activated enzymatic debriding composition. 22290368.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2012
    Publication date: April 4, 2013
    Applicants: BIOMEDICAL CONCEPTS LLC
    Inventors: BIOMEDICAL CONCEPTS LLC, DERMAL THERAPY (BARBADOS) INC.
  • Publication number: 20130045196
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to topical enzymatic wound debriding compositions with enhanced enzymatic activity. These compositions comprise a dispersed phase comprising at least one proteolytic enzyme and at least one hydrophilic polyol; and a continuous phase comprising a hydrophobic base.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2010
    Publication date: February 21, 2013
    Applicant: HEALTHPOINT, LTD.
    Inventors: Lei Shi, Aleksa Jovanovic, Duncan Aust
  • Publication number: 20120288488
    Abstract: Compositions and methods for preventing or controlling bacteria, viruses and parasitic growths that cause diarrhea, pneumonia and septicemia in animals comprising a biocidal system comprised of a primary biocide and a pH buffer component; a cationic or ionic surfactant having an HLB of from about 5 to about 30; a thickening agent; and an aqueous based carrier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2012
    Publication date: November 15, 2012
    Applicant: NOBLE ION, LLC
    Inventors: Burt R. Sookram, John W. Veenstra
  • Patent number: 8268305
    Abstract: The invention relates to methods and compositions for reducing serum levels of triacylglycerides in human subjects. In particular, the invention relates to the oral administration of an effective amount of a fungal lipase formulation, to a human subject having borderline-high or high serum levels of triacylglycerides, for a time period sufficient to reduce serum triacylglyceride levels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: Bio-Cat, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Schuler, Edward Schuler, Christopher S. Penet, Gregory Moore, Kelly Gregory
  • Publication number: 20120225050
    Abstract: The present invention provides methods for improving gut health. In particular, the invention provides methods for improving gut health by improving the digestibility of dietary proteins, decreasing the flow of protein to the lower gastrointestinal tract, and/or decreasing the levels of Clostridium bacteria the upper intestinal tract of a subject. The methods comprise administering to the subject a supplement consisting essentially of at least one protease.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2011
    Publication date: September 6, 2012
    Applicant: NOVUS INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Chris D. Knight, Julia J. Dibner, Fenglan Yan
  • Publication number: 20120164088
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a skin cosmetic composition containing enzyme and amino acid. More particularly, the skin cosmetic composition according to the invention contains enzyme and amino acid, and thus safely improves stratum corneum thickening resulting from the progression of skin aging, improves skin drying occurring during keratin removal, and shows excellent skin moisturizing and whitening effects.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2012
    Publication date: June 28, 2012
    Applicant: AMOREPACIFIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Seong A. Cho, Jun Cheol Cho, Sang Hoon Han
  • Publication number: 20120164127
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to a method of generating conditionally active biologic proteins from wild type proteins, in particular therapeutic proteins, which are reversibly or irreversibly inactivated at the wild type normal physiological conditions. For example, evolved proteins are virtually inactive at body temperature, but are active at lower temperatures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2010
    Publication date: June 28, 2012
    Inventors: Jay M. Short, Hwai Wen Chang, Gerhard Frey, Gregory Frost
  • Publication number: 20120148653
    Abstract: A pest-combating composition including sodium lauryl sulfate and one or more of C6-12 fatty acids, preferably lauric and/or capric and/or caprylic acid, soy methyl ester, and 2-undecanone, and methods of combating pests utilizing same, are disclosed. The compositions can include a carrier oil such as silicon oil, soy methyl ester, or a vegetable oil, and can be in the form of an emulsion. The composition may be constituted as a spray composition, an aerosol, a lotion, a paste, or another compositional form. Pests that may be usefully combated with such composition include flying insects, including flies, mosquitoes, and wasps, ants, including arthropods such as fire ants, ticks, fleas, cockroaches, silver fish, thrips, gnats, aphids, Japanese beetles, and agricultural and horticultural arthropods and insects including beetles (potato and bean), flea beetles, fleahoppers, squash bugs, slugs, leaf hoppers, harlequin bugs, milk weed bugs, spiders, mites, lice, rodents, and deer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2012
    Publication date: June 14, 2012
    Applicant: EcoBlend, LLC
    Inventor: Allen Jones
  • Patent number: 8142801
    Abstract: A pest-combating composition including sodium lauryl sulfate and one or more of C6-12 fatty acids, preferably lauric and/or capric and/or caprylic acid, soy methyl ester, and 2-undecanone, and methods of combating pests utilizing same, are disclosed. The compositions can include a carrier oil such as silicon oil, soy methyl ester, or a vegetable oil, and can be in the form of an emulsion. The composition may be constituted as a spray composition, an aerosol, a lotion, a paste, or another compositional form. Pests that may be usefully combated with such composition include flying insects, including flies, mosquitoes, and wasps, ants, including arthropods such as fire ants, ticks, fleas, cockroaches, silver fish, thrips, gnats, aphids, Japanese beetles, and agricultural and horticultural arthropods and insects including beetles (potato and bean), flea beetles, fleahoppers, squash bugs, slugs, leaf hoppers, harlequin bugs, milk weed bugs, spiders, mites, lice, rodents, and deer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2012
    Assignee: EcoBlend, LLC
    Inventor: Allen Jones
  • Publication number: 20120020947
    Abstract: The present invention relates to novel methods and compositions comprising casein, creatine or derivatives of creatine, branched chain amino acids and proteases useful for increasing lean muscle mass after exercise.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2011
    Publication date: January 26, 2012
    Applicant: NORTHERN INNOVATIONS AND FORMULATIONS CORP.
    Inventors: Shawn Shirazi, Phil Apong, James Akrong
  • Patent number: 8071089
    Abstract: The invention provides compositions and methods for treating pancreatic enzyme insufficiency, such as the pancreatic enzyme insufficiency associated with cystic fibrosis. The invention also provides compositions comprising lipase from Candida cylindracea, alone or in combination with amylase or amyloglucosidase, protease and/or lactase. Furthermore, the invention discloses methods for treating pancreatic enzyme insufficiency comprising administering compositions to patients in need thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2011
    Assignee: BIO-Cat, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Schuler, Edward Schuler
  • Publication number: 20110135708
    Abstract: A new chewing gum comprising a gum member, with a central core or cavity, and a core element located within the central core or cavity. The chewing gum also comprises a dietary supplement, which may be incorporated in the central core, the cavity, or both. The core element can be of a range of consistencies, from fluid to gel-like. Optionally, the gum member may comprise crystals. Additionally, the crystals may comprise a dietary supplement. The chewing gum may be encapsulated with a coating. Multiple dietary supplements, of different or of the same varieties, may be incorporated into the chewing gum.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2010
    Publication date: June 9, 2011
    Inventor: Brent Holland
  • Publication number: 20110104286
    Abstract: An aspect of the present invention is the use of a preparation containing a phytepsin, more specifically a cyprosin, containing the heterodimer, its N-terminal pro-peptide, the mature N-terminal peptide, and mature C-terminal peptide, as well as other precursor species, processing products, and aggregate species, either isolated or in any combinations of the former, native, extracted and partially purified from flowers of Cynara cardunculus, or recombinant, extracted from the supernatant from a culture of Saccharomyces cereviseae genetically modified for the heterologous production of cyprosin, for therapeutic applications more precisely for its use as an antitumor agent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2008
    Publication date: May 5, 2011
    Inventors: Maria Salomé Soares Pais, Pedro Nuno De Sousa Sampaio, Rita Isabel Ganchas Soares, Maria Constanca Baptista Coelho, Jorge Miguel Silva Santos, Pedro Estilita Monteiro Da Cruz, Helder Joaquim Soares Da Cruz
  • Publication number: 20110064721
    Abstract: Provided herein are methods and compositions for promoting neuroprotection in a subject and for treating a neural disorder associated with protein aggregation comprising administering to the subject an agent that increases expression or activity of cathepsin-D. Also provided are methods of screening for agents that increase expression or activity of cathepsin-D and methods of screening for neuroprotective agents.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2008
    Publication date: March 17, 2011
    Applicants: THE UAB RESEARCH FOUNDATION, THE UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA
    Inventors: Jianhua Zhang, Guy Caldwell, Kevin Roth, David Standaert, Kim Cladwell, Shusei Hamamichi
  • Publication number: 20110038851
    Abstract: This invention relates generally to treating synucleinopathies in subjects that are not clinically diagnosed with a lysosomal storage disease, as well as associated methods of making medicaments and screening methods.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2008
    Publication date: February 17, 2011
    Inventors: Michael Schlossmacher, Valerie Cullen, Lamya Shihabuddin, Seng H. Cheng
  • Patent number: 7871630
    Abstract: The invention relates to compositions, kits, and methods for alleviating cancer (i.e., a tumor) in a human patient. The therapeutic modality effected by the invention involves inducing a type 1 inflammatory response in the tumor tissue, whereby the tumor tissue is diminished or destroyed and the patient develops immune memory that inhibits or prevents recurrence of the tumor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2011
    Assignee: BioTHER Corporation
    Inventor: Eugene Roussel
  • Publication number: 20110008291
    Abstract: The present invention provides a novel method for treating oral conditions and upper gastrointestinal conditions in a subject by providing an inventive oral dosage form of a pharmaceutical composition comprising an effective amount of at least one antifungal and optionally a flavor modifier and/or salivation component such as an herbal component. In the present invention, the subjects have either not been diagnosed or do not have active or recurrent fungal infections. Specifically, the present invention is directed to chewable dosage forms.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2010
    Publication date: January 13, 2011
    Inventor: Stuart L. Weg
  • Publication number: 20100254939
    Abstract: The present invention relates to graft copolymers of polyvinyl sulfonic-co-vinyl alcohol)-g-poly(lactide-co-glycolide) (P(VS-VA)-g-PLGA) with negatively charged electrolyte properties, their method of preparation and their use. These negatively charged graft copolymers are suitable for effective loading and sustained-release of especially positively charged drugs, proteins and peptides, and drug-loaded particles from these grafted co-polymers are especially useful as parenteral or mucosal drug delivery systems for pharmaceutical applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2008
    Publication date: October 7, 2010
    Applicant: BOEHRINGER INGELHEIM INTERNATIONAL GMBH
    Inventors: Thomas Kissel, Xiaoying Wang
  • Patent number: 7785584
    Abstract: A spray-on topical wound debrider spray is prepared forming a mist, spray or foam which will not drip significantly after application. The preferred wound debrider is papain. The spray contains a surfactant emulsifier admixture having a composition viscosity of from about 5000 cps to about 50,000 cps and is preferably a fatty alcohol phosphate ester emulsifier composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2010
    Assignee: Healthpoint, Ltd.
    Inventors: David P. Jones, Robert Espinoza
  • Publication number: 20100143291
    Abstract: Isolated anti-cancer peptides are disclosed which are characterized by the amino acid sequences TLTSGGGAIALPPSMAAPPLGPVAPLTGAIHAPTXG; TLSTATGGAIPPVAAMPPGLVAPTHGPAIHP; CCATSGPCGAVMILTPHLTA; MTLTTGSGAIAPAMPPGLPPHTGAIHAPM; and NXVPVSVEGYXQITLDSITX and a significant in vitro binding affinity for gp96. The peptides exhibit anti-tumor, anti-cancer activity in vivo. Also disclosed is an isolated antiviral peptide is characterized by the amino acid sequence GDEPLENYLDTEYF and a significant in vitro binding affinity for HIV-1 gp 120 and gp 41, and human CD4 cells. The peptide exhibits anti-retroviral activity in vivo, particularly anti-HIV-1 activity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2008
    Publication date: June 10, 2010
    Inventor: Harry H. Zhabilov
  • Publication number: 20090311235
    Abstract: Methods of enabling or improving the ability of a hydrogel to swell in the stomach of an animal and/or increasing the amount of time said hydrogel remains swollen in the stomach are described herein. In one embodiment, a polymer is administered in combination with one or more pH modifying agents which raise and maintain the pH of the micro environment of the polymer and/or the stomach in order inducing swelling in the polymer. The polymer can be a homopolymer, a copolymer, or a polymer blend or composite. In one embodiment, the polymer is a superabsorbent polymer (“SAP”). The polymers can also be administered with one or more active agents, such as appetite suppressants. The pH modifying agent and/or the active agent can be administered simultaneously with the polymer in the same dosage form, simultaneously with the polymer in separate dosage forms, or sequentially. The compositions are formulated for oral administration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2009
    Publication date: December 17, 2009
    Inventors: Eric Elenko, Eyal S. Ron, Yishai Zohar
  • Publication number: 20090155200
    Abstract: The present invention provides methods of promoting cartilage healing or integration that include reducing the effective concentration of lubricin found in the extracellular matrix that is in contact with cartilaginous tissue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2005
    Publication date: June 18, 2009
    Inventor: Gregory D. Jay
  • Publication number: 20090136478
    Abstract: Methods to disintegrate cancerous tissue in vivo, using proteolytic enzyme compound for the digestion of the cancer cells. These methods exploit the fact that there is a significant difference in the strength and layout of the protein fraction between the normal and the cancer cells.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2008
    Publication date: May 28, 2009
    Inventor: Alon Shomer
  • Publication number: 20080279950
    Abstract: Provided are nanoparticles prepared by the aggregation of cucurbituril derivatives and having a particle size of 1 to 1,000 nm, a pharmaceutical composition in which a pharmaceutically active substance is loaded into the nanoparticles, and preparation methods thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2008
    Publication date: November 13, 2008
    Applicant: POSTECH FOUNDATION
    Inventors: Kimoon KIM, Sang Yong JON, Young Jin JEON, Dong Hyun OH, Narayanan SELVAPALAM
  • Publication number: 20080187525
    Abstract: Disclosed are formulations for enhancing the in vivo colonization of probiotic microorganisms that include digestive enzymes and probiotic microorganisms, and polysorbate surfactants. The enzymes include lactogenic enzyme formulations that promote growth of Lactobacillus probiotics, bifidogenic enzyme formulations that promote growth of Bifidobacterium probiotics and combination formulations that benefit both types of probiotics. It has been discovered that certain polysorbate surfactants, including polysorbate-60 and polysorbate-80, further promote probiotic microorganism growth, when used with the enzyme formulations. The formulations are preferably compounded as dry powders, to avoid water reaction with the enzymes in blended formulations. Such formulations can be contained in capsules, tablets, packets or bottles and administered orally, either sequentially or in one combined formulation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2008
    Publication date: August 7, 2008
    Inventor: Randolph S. Porubcan
  • Patent number: 7393528
    Abstract: Methods for exterminating pests using compositions comprising at least one protease enzyme. A detergent component may also be utilized in such compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2008
    Inventor: Stephen L. Tvedten
  • Publication number: 20080131487
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to medical or dietary treatments comprising administration of a zymogen such as chymosin or other rennins. Embodiments of the invention are directed to treating infant colic, heartburn, gastro-esophageal reflux (GER), gastro-esophageal reflux disease (GERD), irritable bowel syndrome, and recurrent abdominal pain. The invention is also directed to improving absorption of calcium from milk for osteoporosis patients. Further the present invention may have a very positive effect on life quality for groups with different chronic digestion problems such as ulcerous colitis, multiple sclerosis, migraines, weight disorders and diabetes. Infants may be given several drops of a composition containing chymosin prior to every feeding, regardless of whether they are bottle or breast-fed. The composition containing chymosin can also be incorporated into a food product such as drinking milk or baby formula.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2007
    Publication date: June 5, 2008
    Inventors: Dag Ommundsen, Havard Skjarvik
  • Publication number: 20080112946
    Abstract: Methods for the production of purified, catalytically active, recombinant memapsin 2 have been developed. The substrate and subsite specificity of the catalytically active enzyme have been determined. The substrate and subsite specificity information was used to design substrate analogs of the natural memapsin 2 substrate that can inhibit the function of memapsin 2. The substrate analogs are based on peptide sequences, shown to be related to the natural peptide substrates for memapsin 2. The substrate analogs contain at least one analog of an amide bond which is not capable of being cleaved by memapsin 2. Processes for the synthesis of two substrate analogues including isosteres at the sites of the critical amino acid residues were developed and the substrate analogues, OMR99-1 and OM99-2, were synthesized. OM99-2 is based on an octapeptide Glu-Val-Asn-Leu-Ala-Ala-Glu-Phe (SEQ ID NO:28) with the Leu-Ala peptide bond substituted by a transition-state isostere hydroxyethylene group (FIG. 1).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2007
    Publication date: May 15, 2008
    Inventors: Gerald Koelsch, Jordan J. N. Tang, Lin Hong, Arun K. Ghosh, Xinli Lin
  • Patent number: 7358332
    Abstract: Novel bioactive peptide compositions and process for producing the same and the use of such compositions for enhancing the growth of warm blooded animals and fish is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2008
    Assignee: Seagarden AS
    Inventors: Jan Raa, Gunnar Rorstad
  • Patent number: 7211278
    Abstract: treating method for hair growth inhibition, which comprises administering (A) the extract of a plant of the family Juniperus or a malt. In addition, the present invention relates to a dermatologic composition for external use, which comprises (B) an elastase inhibitor or neutral endopeptidase inhibitor, and the above-described component (A) and/or (C) at least one proteolytic enzyme selected from the group consisting of papain, trypsin, chymotrypsin, pepsin, bromelain, ficin and pancreatin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2007
    Assignee: Kao Corporation
    Inventors: Naoko Tsuji, Shigeru Moriwaki, Atsushi Ohuchi, Yasuto Suzuki
  • Patent number: 7056499
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a treating method for hair growth inhibition, which comprises administering (A) the extract of a plant of the family Juniperus or a malt. In addition, the present invention relates to a dermatologic composition for external use, which comprises (B) an elastase inhibitor or neutral endopeptidase inhibitor, and the above-described component (A) and/or (C) at least one proteolytic enzyme selected from the group consisting of papain, trypsin, chymotrypsin, pepsin, bromelain, ficin and pancreatin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2006
    Assignee: Kao Corporation
    Inventors: Naoko Tsuji, Shigeru Moriwaki, Atsushi Ohuchi, Yasuto Suzuki
  • Patent number: 7041302
    Abstract: The invention relates to compositions, kits, and methods for alleviating cancer (i.e., a tumor) in a human patient. The therapeutic modality effected by the invention involves inducing a type 1 inflammatory response in the tumor tissue, whereby the tumor tissue is diminished or destroyed and the patient develops immune memory that inhibits or prevents recurrence of the tumor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2006
    Assignee: BioTHER Corporation
    Inventor: Eugene Roussel
  • Patent number: 6958385
    Abstract: Novel bioactive peptide compositions and process for producing the same and the use of such compositions for enhancing the growth of warm blooded animals and fish is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2005
    Assignee: Biotec Pharmacon ASA
    Inventors: Jan Raa, Gunnar Rorstad
  • Patent number: 6958150
    Abstract: The amount of adipose tissue, including lipomas, at selected locations in the body is reduced by introducing collagenase or collagenase plus another proteinase into the tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2005
    Assignee: Advance Biofactures of Curacao, N.V.
    Inventors: Edwin H. Wegman, Burton Bronsther, Erwin T. Jacob