Naphthyl Ring System Patents (Class 514/682)
  • Patent number: 10245240
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are naphthoquinone analogs, such as plumbagin, pharmaceutical compositions that include naphthoquinone analogs, such as plumbagin, and methods of treating diseases and/or conditions such as cancer with naphthoquinone analogs, such as plumbagin. Also included are combination therapies wherein a naphthoquinone analog, such as plumbagin, and a hormone therapy agent are provided to a subject suffering from a condition such as cancer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: PELLFICURE PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.
    Inventor: Per Borgström
  • Patent number: 10130590
    Abstract: Described herein are, inter alia, methods for decreasing the growth of a cancer cell, the method comprising delivering to a target cancer cell a growth-inhibitory amount of an atovaquone-related compound, wherein, prior to the delivery, an increased level of activation of the mTOR pathway in the cancer compared to a control level of activation of the mTOR pathway has been found. Also provided are methods for determining the susceptibility of cancer to treatment with an atovaquone-related compound and for assessing the success of therapy with such a compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Inc.
    Inventors: David Frank, Michael Xiang
  • Patent number: 9877932
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are naphthoquinone analogs, such as plumbagin, pharmaceutical compositions that include naphthoquinone analogs, such as plumbagin, and methods of treating diseases and/or conditions such as cancer with naphthoquinone analogs, such as plumbagin. Also included are combination therapies wherein a naphthoquinone analog, such as plumbagin, and a hormone therapy agent are provided to a subject suffering from a condition such as cancer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: Pellficure Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
    Inventor: Per Borgström
  • Patent number: 9334219
    Abstract: The present invention provides a process for the preparation of a stable polymorph III of Atovaquone exhibiting characteristic peaks (expressed in degrees 20±0.2°?) at about 6.9, 9.6, 14.1, 14.7, 17.0, 18.5, 19.1, 19.9, 20.3, 22.0, 22.6, 23.2, 24.2, 26.8, and 28.5, which comprises: (a) providing a sample of Atovaquone particles; (b) heating the sample of Atovaquone particles at a minimal temperature of between 140° C. to 160° C. depending on the particle size of the sample; and (c) cooling the sample to obtain the stable polymorphic form of Atovaquone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: TARO PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRIES LTD.
    Inventors: Wael Baidossi, Terese Soudah, Rosa Cyjon
  • Patent number: 9132105
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are naphthoquinone analogs, such as plumbagin, pharmaceutical compositions that include naphthoquinone analogs, such as plumbagin, and methods of treating diseases and/or conditions such as cancer with naphthoquinone analogs, such as plumbagin. Also included are combination therapies wherein a naphthoquinone analog, such as plumbagin, and a hormone therapy agent are provided to a subject suffering from a condition such as cancer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: Pellficure Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
    Inventor: Per Borgström
  • Publication number: 20150141386
    Abstract: Poor vitamin K status is provided as an independent risk factor for allograft failure and mortality in patients who received organ transplantation and who are under immunosuppressive medication. Various forms and recommended dosages of vitamin K, optionally combined with vitamin D and/or other immunosuppressive medication, are provided to optimize the treatment of such patients resulting in decreased allograft failure and improved patient survival.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2013
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: Cornelis Vermeer, Martin De Borst
  • Publication number: 20150141415
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods for treating an infectious disease in a subject in need thereof via administration of a therapeutically effective amount of compounds described herein. The methods may utilize particular compounds, for example, a quinoline, a hydrazone, a quinone, or a pyrimidine derivatives thereof or a pharmaceutical salts thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: Omonike Arike Olaleye, Sarah Finney John, Adaugo Chimzurum Isichei, Jun O Liu, Rosa Maldonado, Janice Endsley
  • Publication number: 20150073177
    Abstract: Methods are provided to inhibit proliferation of Trypanosoma cruzi with imido-substituted 1,4-naphthoquinones, including novel compounds. Administering an imido-substituted 1,4-naphthoquinone can be used to provide prophylaxis or treatment to a patient in need of treatment against Chagas disease.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2012
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Applicant: HOWARD UNIVERRSITY
    Inventors: Oladapo Bakare, Clarence M. Lee, Yakini Brandy, Mozna Husein Khraiwesh
  • Patent number: 8921386
    Abstract: A drug substance with a pharmaceutically acceptable organic acid addition salt of an opioid wherein said organic acid is selected from Structure A: wherein R1-R4 are independently selected from H, alkyl or substituted alkyl of 1-6 carbons, adjacent groups may be taken together to form a cyclic alkyl, cyclic alkyl-aryl, or cyclic aryl moiety; R5 is selected from H, or an alkali earth cation; R6 and R7 are independently selected from H, alkyl of 1-6 carbons, an alkali earth cation, and aryl of 6 to 12 carbons, in a number sufficient to complete the valence bonding of X, and wherein X is selected from nitrogen, oxygen or sulfur; and wherein the drug substance has a morphology selected from amorphous and crystalline.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Pisgah Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Clifford Riley King, Stephen G. D'Ambrosio, David W. Bristol, Michael L. English
  • Publication number: 20140348810
    Abstract: An in situ gel-forming composition is disclosed. The in situ gel-forming composition comprises one or more absorbable polymers, solvents such as N-methyl-2-pyrrolidone, polyethylene glycol or DMSO, and optionally one or more bioactive agent. The composition forms a hydrogel or semi-solid mass on contact with an aqueous environment. The method of using in situ gel-forming composition for various applications is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2014
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Applicant: POLY-MED, INC.
    Inventor: Shalaby W. Shalaby
  • Patent number: 8895624
    Abstract: According to the invention there is provided a compound of formula (I): wherein R1, R2, R3 and n have meanings given in the description, or a pharmaceutically acceptable solvate, salt or prodrug thereof for use in the treatment of osteoporosis and/or osteopenia.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Haoma Medica Ltd.
    Inventors: Stephen Hodges, Robin Soper
  • Publication number: 20140343165
    Abstract: A method for combating bacterial infections in plants including the step of applying a plant protection agent onto the blossoms and/or leaves of the plants. The plant protection agent includes a compound according to formula (A) or formula (B), where R1, R4 and R5 are H, a glycoside, or an ester independently of each other, and the compound is dissolved in a solvent at a concentration of 0.1 ?M to 2 mM.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2014
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Applicant: TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET WIEN
    Inventors: Karl STICH, Thilo FISCHER, Christian GOSCH
  • Publication number: 20140336268
    Abstract: The present invention provides topical formulations containing a vitamin K analog, e.g., menadione, that deliver a uniform, therapeutically effective concentration of the vitamin K analog to the skin in a vehicle which is stable, non-irritating, non-drying and cosmetically acceptable. These topical formulations are useful for the treatment and prevention of dermatological conditions associated with inflammation, particularly, dermatological conditions resulting from anti-EGFR therapies.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2014
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Inventors: Christopher G. Salentine, Kieran O'Donoghue
  • Publication number: 20140328863
    Abstract: This invention relates to methods of inducing differential stress resistance in a subject with cancer by starving the subject for a short term, administering a cell growth inhibitor to the subject, or reducing the caloric or glucose intake by the subject. The induced differential stress resistance results in improved resistance to cytotoxicity in normal cells, which, in turn, reduces cytotoxic side-effects due to chemotherapy, as well as improved effectiveness of chemotherapeutic agents.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2014
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Applicant: University of Southern California
    Inventor: Valter LONGO
  • Patent number: 8877718
    Abstract: The present invention relates to naphthoquinone derivatives isolated from solid callus cultures from two species of the palaeotropical plant families Dioncophyllaceae and Ancistrocladaceae. It further relates to methods of their production as well as to their use as antiinfective and antitumoral pharmaceuticals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg
    Inventors: Gerhard Bringmann, Stefan Rüdenauer, Reto Brun, Andreas Irmer, Ralf Bargou, Manik Chatterjee, Anastasia Voskobojnik
  • Publication number: 20140199372
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods of cultivating or isolating a microorganism using one or more quinones as growth factors. Also disclosed are methods of treating a mammalian species with deficiency in symbionts using such compounds.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2012
    Publication date: July 17, 2014
    Applicant: NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Kim Lewis, Pallavi Murugkar, Anthony D'onofrio, Eric Stewart, Eric Dimise, Jon Clardy, Kathrin Witt, Bijaya Sharma
  • Publication number: 20140186328
    Abstract: The present invention provides neuroprotective polyphenol compounds, which can be synthetic analogs of fisetin, baicalein or chlorogenic acid, that maintain neuroprotective, anti-inflammatory, glutathione promoting, and/or antioxidant properties. The neuroprotective polyphenol compounds are useful for promoting, enhancing and/or increasing neuron protection, growth and/or regeneration. The polyphenol compounds further find use for increasing and or maintaining intracellular glutathione (GSH) levels. The polyphenol compounds are also useful for treating, preventing, mitigating and/or delaying neurodegenerative conditions, including diabetes, Parkinson's disease, Huntington's disease, Alzheimer's disease, non-Alzheimer's dementias, multiple sclerosis, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury or ALS.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2014
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Applicant: Salk Institute for Biological Studies
    Inventors: David R. Schubert, Pamela A. Maher, Chandramouli Chiruta
  • Publication number: 20140186329
    Abstract: The present invention provides methods of use of polyphenol compounds for treating, preventing, mitigating and delaying ischemia or a condition where ischemia occurs. In one embodiment, the method comprises providing a polyphenol analog; and administering the polyphenol analog to a subject to treat ischemia or a condition where ischemia occurs. Various embodiments of the present invention are useful for the treatment of patients having, or at risk for, any of (1) ischemic stroke, (2) hemorrhagic stroke, (3) cardiovascular disease, (4) ischemia related spinal cord injury, (5) ischemia in diabetic patients, or (6) embolic stroke. For example, use of the polyphenol compounds can maintain glutathione levels in the patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2014
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Inventors: Paul A. Lapchak, David R. Schubert, Pamela A. Maher, Chandramouli Chiruta
  • Patent number: 8765719
    Abstract: An object is to provide a novel therapeutic drug for adult T-cell leukemia having an ATL cell specific antitumor effect. The therapeutic drug for adult T-cell leukemia according to the invention is characterized by containing a compound represented by the formula I or a prodrug thereof, wherein R1 is H, OH, an alkoxy group, an acyl group, or a thioacyl group, R2 is an acyl group, a thioacyl group, CONR7R8, or CSNR7R8 (R7 and R8 being each independently H, an alkyl group containing 1 to 3 carbon atoms, or a phenyl group), or R1 and R2 together may form a ring, X1 and X2 may be the same or different and are each —CR3R4—, —SiR3R4— or oxygen, and R3 and R4 may be the same or different and are each an alkyl group containing 1 to 6 carbon atoms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Kagoshima University
    Inventors: Masanori Baba, Yuichi Hashimoto
  • Publication number: 20140170112
    Abstract: In alternative embodiments the invention provides compositions, e.g., pharmaceutical compositions and preparations, formulations, kits and other products of manufacture, e.g., exemplary drug combinations packaged together or separately in blister packs, lidded blisters or blister cards, or wrapped in paper, plastic or cellophane wrappers (e.g., a shrink wrap), comprising a combination regimen of at least two active ingredients designed to diminish systemic inflammation by targeting (inhibiting) two different, but convergent, signaling pathways, i.e., the sympathetic nervous system and the lipid-derived autacoid system; and methods for making and using these compositions. In alternative embodiments, the compositions of the invention (e.g., the combination of drugs) are used to ameliorate, diminish, treat, block or prevent an inflammatory response secondary to an infection, e.g., a viral infection and/or a reactivation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2012
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Applicant: VICUS THERAPEUTICS, LLC
    Inventors: John Maki, Newell Bascomb, Timothy J. Turner, Fredric Young
  • Publication number: 20140170226
    Abstract: Nanolipidic Particles (NLPs) having average mean diameters of 1 nm to 20 nm are made from a precursor solution. NLPs can be loaded with a desired passenger molecule. Assemblies of these particles, called NLP assemblies, result in a vehicle population of a desired size. Single application or multifunction NLP assemblies are made from the loaded NLPs and range in size from about 30 nm to about 200 nm. A method of using preloaded NLPs to make larger carrier vehicles or a mixed population provides increased encapsulation efficiency. NLPs have application in the cosmetics, pharmaceutical, and food and beverage industries.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2013
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Applicant: Dermazone Solutions, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael W. Fountain
  • Publication number: 20140170227
    Abstract: Nanolipidic Particles (NLPs) having average mean diameters of 1 nm to 20 nm are made from a precursor solution. NLPs can be loaded with a desired passenger molecule. Assemblies of these particles, called NLP assemblies, result in a vehicle population of a desired size. Single application or multifunction NLP assemblies are made from the loaded NLPs and range in size from about 30 nm to about 200 nm. A method of using preloaded NLPs to make larger carrier vehicles or a mixed population provides increased encapsulation efficiency. NLPs have application in the cosmetics, pharmaceutical, and food and beverage industries.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2013
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Applicant: Dermazone Solutions, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael W. Fountain
  • Publication number: 20140162987
    Abstract: The present specification discloses pharmaceutical compositions, methods of preparing such pharmaceutical compositions, and methods and uses of treating a severe pain in an individual using such pharmaceutical compositions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2014
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Applicant: BIOCOPEA LIMITED
    Inventors: Robin M. Bannister, John Brew, Richard R. Reiley, III, Wilson Caparros Wanderley
  • Publication number: 20140162988
    Abstract: The present specification discloses pharmaceutical compositions, methods of preparing such pharmaceutical compositions, and methods and uses of treating a chronic inflammation and/or an inflammatory disease in an individual using such pharmaceutical compositions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2014
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Applicant: BIOCOPEA LIMITED
    Inventors: Robin M. Bannister, John Brew, Richard R. Reiley, III, Wilson Caparros Wanderley
  • Publication number: 20140135359
    Abstract: The present invention provides a computer-assisted method of generating a protonophore requiring the use of a computer including a processor. The method includes: designing the protonophore, calculating, using the processor, an estimated protonophoric activity; producing the protonophore if the estimated protonophoric activity corresponds to an U50 of about 20 ?M or less; and determining the uncoupling activity of the protonophore. The present invention also provides novel protonophores that meet the above requirement and their methods of use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2012
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Inventor: Louis C. Martineau
  • Patent number: 8722939
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the identification of provided cyclohexane-1,3-diones (CHD compounds) and pharmaceutical compositions thereof for treating subjects with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and other neurodegenerative diseases. The invention also provides methods of preparing the provided CHD compounds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignees: Northwestern University, Cambria Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
    Inventors: Donald R. Kirsch, Radhia Benmohamed, Anthony C. Arvanites, Richard I. Morimoto, Wei Zhang, Richard B. Silverman
  • Publication number: 20140128353
    Abstract: The present specification discloses pharmaceutical compositions, methods of preparing such pharmaceutical compositions, and methods and uses of treating a chronic inflammation and/or an inflammatory disease in an individual using such pharmaceutical compositions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2014
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Applicant: Biocopea Limited
    Inventors: Robin M. Bannister, John Brew, Richard R. Reiley, III, Wilson Caparros Wanderley
  • Publication number: 20140121238
    Abstract: Naphthoquinones, azanaphthoquinones and benxanthones, their process of synthesis and methods of their use as antimalarial or antischistosomal agents.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2012
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Applicant: Centre National De La Recherche Scientifique
    Inventors: Elisabeth Davioud-Charvet, Don Antoine Lanfranchi, Laure Johann, David Lee Williams, Elena Cesar Rodo
  • Patent number: 8703174
    Abstract: A pet supplement includes a joint preserving and joint rebuilding composition comprising chicken collagen type II, glucosamine hydrochloride and chondroitin sulfate, a vitamin composition comprising vitamins C, D and K, a mineral composition comprising calcium, magnesium, zinc, copper, manganese and boron, a herbal anti-oxidant cofactor blend comprising citrus bioflavonoids, red grapes anthocyanins, turmeric rhizome, boswellia resin and fennel seed. Each of these ingredients is intimately mixed into the pet supplement and orally delivered to the pet in the form of a segment, paste or powder having a size and weight or other dosage measuring feature adjusted in accordance with the pet's weight. A synergistic action between these ingredients preserves and rebuilds the pet's joints, and is nutritionally beneficial for the pet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: I did It Inc
    Inventor: Marni Markell Hurwitz
  • Publication number: 20140105959
    Abstract: Methods and devices of aesthetically enhancing and improving appearance of aging skin are provided. Methods may include the steps of treating a skin site selected for dermal filler administration with a mechanism effective to enhance drug delivery across the skin, applying to the treated site, a device, compound or formulation including an active agent effective to reduce visible bruising due to administration of a dermal filler into the site, and administering a dermal filler into the skin site thereby reduce the appearance of wrinkles or folds in the skin site without causing significant bruising. Devices for reducing or ameliorating adverse events from dermal filler administration are also included.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2013
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Applicant: ALLERGAN, INC.
    Inventors: Sumit Paliwal, Dennis Van Epps
  • Patent number: 8692023
    Abstract: The purpose of the present invention is to provide a highly safe composition that improves glucose tolerance and sugar metabolism at skeletal muscles, and a prevention/treatment drug for diabetes/metabolic syndrome containing the composition. Provided is a composition that is for improving sugar metabolism and glucose tolerance and that contains a compound represented by formula (I) derived from a plant selected from the group consisting of Rumex japonicus, R. crispus, and R. obtusifolius as the active ingredient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Erina Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Takayuki Yonezawa, Je-Tae Woo, Kazumi Yagasaki
  • Patent number: 8680158
    Abstract: A compound having inhibitory activity on the binding of a substance ? to a PTGS suppressor protein, wherein the substance ? has a property of inducing PTGS and a property of binding to the PTGS suppressor protein and shows a decrease in the property of inducing PTGS upon binding to the PTGS suppressor protein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignees: Nippon Soda Co., Ltd., Hokkaido University
    Inventors: Shinsuke Sano, Takako Fukagawa, Hirokazu Yamada, Chikara Masuta, Hanako Shimura
  • Publication number: 20140045885
    Abstract: Apicomplexan parasites that infect horses such as Sarcocystis sp., Sarcocystis neurona and Neospora hughesi may be killed with decoquinate, a 4-hydroxyquinolone and/or a naphthoquinone and enhanced effects for treatment of animal disease are seen with the addition of levamisole, imidazothiazole. Based on such parasite-killing activity, these compounds are used in methods of preventing and treating infections, neurological disease or dysfunction such as protozoal myeloencephalitis, especially equine protozoal myeloencephalitis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2012
    Publication date: February 13, 2014
    Inventor: Siobhan P. Ellison
  • Publication number: 20130345312
    Abstract: Methods of treating, preventing or suppressing symptoms associated with mitochondrial diseases, such as Friedreich's ataxia (FRDA), Leber's Hereditary Optic Neuropathy (LHON), dominant optic atrophy (DOA); mitochondrial myopathy, encephalopathy, lactacidosis, stroke (MELAS), Leigh syndrome or Kearns-Sayre Syndrome (KSS) with compounds of Formula (I) are disclosed. Methods of modulating, normalizing, or enhancing energy biomarkers, as well as compounds useful for such methods are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2011
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Inventors: Orion D. Jankowski, Andrew W. Hinman, Guy M. Miller
  • Publication number: 20130324503
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods of treatment for Parkinson Disease (PD) in a person by identifying gene variants which may indicate a more favorable response to specific medicaments, thereby allowing for personalized or individualized treatment. The present invention relates to a method of screening for a genetic predisposition to PD in a person. The present invention is also directed to a method of testing a person for the presence of particular gene variants, wherein the presence of a gene variant indicates a higher predisposition to PD, and the absence of a gene variant indicates a lower predisposition to PD, compared to a control sample. The present invention further relates to methods and kits for treating, or inhibiting the development of, PD in a person. The present invention is also directed to a method of identifying the heritage of an individual based on the genetic profile of the individual.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2012
    Publication date: December 5, 2013
    Applicants: Health Research Inc., Emory University School of Medicine, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Health Care System, Oregon Health & Science University
    Inventors: Haydeh Payami, Taye H. Hamza, Stewart A. Factor, John Nutt, Cyrus Zabetian, Honglei Chen, Erin Hill Burns
  • Publication number: 20130323296
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a carrier for oromucosal, especially sublingual administration of physiologically active substances, especially of medicinal drugs, which consists of at least one elastic layer (1) of polymer nanofibres workable according to the shape of the selected wall of mouth cavity to which it should be applied and in this elastic layer (1) of polymer nanofibres a drug and/or other physiologically active substance are deposited in a releasable manner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2011
    Publication date: December 5, 2013
    Inventors: Denisa Stranska, Adela Klabanova, Pavel Dolezal, Petr Vrbata, Pavel Berka, Marie Musilova
  • Publication number: 20130237610
    Abstract: Sympathovagal balance is essential in maintaining internal homeostasis. Imbalance in this can lead to many disease conditions such as cardiovascular diseases, type 2 diabetes mellitus, high blood pressure, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), IBS, depression, COPD, etc. Sudden cardiac death and Myocardial infarction are result of autonomic dysfunction. Many drugs have been proposed for these conditions but lack in correcting the condition and can themselves produce side effects, such as prolongation of QT interval. Inventors of current invention observed serendipitously that vitamin MK-7 can restore the sympathovagal balance and also have cardio protective effect by shortening of QT interval and prolongation of RR interval. Further to this, it was also observed that vitamin MK-7 improves cardiac output, left ventricular work, HDL cholesterol and reduces blood sugar.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2011
    Publication date: September 12, 2013
    Inventors: Dilip Mehta, Rama Vaidya, Anselm de Souza, Yogesh Dound, Ashok Vaidya
  • Publication number: 20130225690
    Abstract: The invention provides methods and compositions for treating and preventing a skin rash secondary to anti-epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) therapy, where the method comprises applying a vitamin K analog or a phosphatase inhibitor to the skin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2012
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Applicant: Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University
    Inventors: Roman Perez-Soler, Yi-He Ling
  • Publication number: 20130219528
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are naphthoquinone analogs, such as plumbagin, pharmaceutical compositions that include naphthoquinone analogs, such as plumbagin, and methods of treating diseases and/or conditions such as cancer with naphthoquinone analogs, such as plumbagin. Also included are combination therapies wherein a naphthoquinone analog, such as plumbagin, and a hormone therapy agent are provided to a subject suffering from a condition such as cancer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2011
    Publication date: August 22, 2013
    Applicant: Pellficure Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
    Inventor: Per Borgström
  • Publication number: 20130210775
    Abstract: Provided is an agent for reducing odors of pyrazine derivatives based on an olfactory receptor antagonism. The agent for reducing odors of pyrazine derivatives includes at least one antagonist of olfactory receptor OR5K1 as an active ingredient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2012
    Publication date: August 15, 2013
    Applicant: Kao Corporation
    Inventor: Kao Corporation
  • Publication number: 20130196012
    Abstract: Methods and compositions for reducing the frequency of urination are disclosed. One method comprises administering to a subject in need thereof an effective amount of a pharmaceutical composition comprising an analgesic agent formulated in an extended-release formulation. Another method comprises administering to a subject in need thereof an effective amount of a pharmaceutical composition comprising multiple active ingredients formulated for extended-release.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Publication date: August 1, 2013
    Applicant: WELLESLEY PHARMACEUTICALS, LLC
    Inventor: WELLESLEY PHARMACEUTICALS, LLC
  • Publication number: 20130172423
    Abstract: A food product comprising menaquinone at a level of 50 to 5,000 ?g per 100 g of product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2012
    Publication date: July 4, 2013
    Applicant: NATTOPHARMA ASA
    Inventor: NATTOPHARMA ASA
  • Publication number: 20130150429
    Abstract: Cells expressingHsp27 exhibit reduced levels of p27kip1. Accordingly, a method for treatment of cancer using hsp27 inhibition that includes a preliminary test to ascertain the status of the p27kip1 in the target cells. In this test, a sample of cancerous tissue from the patient from the patient (including a human patient) and evaluated to determine an expression of level of functional p27kip1. In the case where the expression level of p27kip1 is below a threshold level, a therapeutic composition comprising as an active agent a composition effective to inhibit the expression or activity of hsp27 in administered to the patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2012
    Publication date: June 13, 2013
    Applicant: THE UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA
    Inventor: The University of British Columbia
  • Patent number: 8445015
    Abstract: Methods and compositions for reducing the frequency of urination are disclosed. One method comprises administering to a subject in need thereof an effective amount of a pharmaceutical composition comprising an analgesic agent formulated in an extended-release formulation. Another method comprises administering to a subject in need thereof an effective amount of a pharmaceutical composition comprising multiple active ingredients formulated for extended-release. Yet another method comprises administering to a subject in need thereof an effective amount of a diuretic followed with another administration of a pharmaceutical composition comprising an analgesic agent formulated for extended-release.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2013
    Assignee: Wellesley Pharmaceuticals, LLC
    Inventor: David A. Dill
  • Publication number: 20130123367
    Abstract: The present invention relates to vinylogous chalcone derivatives, in particular the compounds of formula (I) as described and defined herein, pharmaceutical compositions comprising these compounds, and their medical use, including their use in the treatment or prevention of cancer, in particular malignant hematological diseases/disorders.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2011
    Publication date: May 16, 2013
    Applicant: MEDIZINISCHE UNIVERSITAT WIEN
    Inventors: Thomas Erker, Gerda Brunhofer, Ulrich Jäger, Katrina Vanura, Verena Dirsch, Elke Heiss
  • Publication number: 20130096175
    Abstract: Provided are compounds which generally have a triketone structure. Examples of the compounds include derivatives of 1,3-cyclohexanedione, such as: 1,3-cyclohexanedione, 2-propanoyl-5-cyclohexyl-; 1,3-cyclohexanedione, 2-propanoyl-5-[4-fluorophenyl]-; 1,3-cyclohexanedione, 2-acetyl-5-[thien-2-yl]-; 1,3-cyclohexanedione, 2-acetyl-5-butyl-; and 1,3-cyclohexanedione, 2-propanoyl-5-[bicyclo[2.2.1]hept-2-en-5-yl]-. The compounds can be used to alter the lifespan of eukaryotic organisms and treat inflammation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2010
    Publication date: April 18, 2013
    Applicants: SOUTHERN RESEARCH INSTITUTE, UNIVERSITY OF ROCHESTER
    Inventors: David S. Goldfarb, Joseph A. Maddry, Lynn Rasmussen, Ellie Lucile White, Krister Wennerberg
  • Publication number: 20130095087
    Abstract: An in situ gel-forming composition is disclosed. The in situ gel-forming composition comprises one or more absorbable polymers, solvents such as N-methyl-2-pyrrolidone, polyethylene glycol or DMSO, and optionally one or more bioactive agent. The composition forms a hydrogel or semi-solid mass on contact with an aqueous environment. The method of using in situ gel-forming composition for various applications is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2011
    Publication date: April 18, 2013
    Applicant: POLY-MED, INC.
    Inventors: Shalaby W. Shalaby, Joel Corbett, Jason Olbrich
  • Publication number: 20130052173
    Abstract: A method for limiting the growth of microorganisms in a biomass that can he used for, or is the result of, the production of biofuels by treating said biomass with a compound selected from the group constituted by menadione, menadione derivatives and mixtures thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2010
    Publication date: February 28, 2013
    Inventor: Paolo Alberto Manzotti
  • Patent number: 8383682
    Abstract: A composition comprises surface-modified nanoparticles of at least one amphoteric metal oxide or oxyhydroxide. The nanoparticles bear, on at least a portion of their surfaces, a surface modification comprising (i) at least one surface modifier selected from lactate, thiolactate, and mixtures thereof, and (ii) at least one surface modifier selected from halide, nitrate, acetate, carbonate, formate, propionate, sulfate, bromate, perchlorate, tribromoacetate, trichloroacetate, trifluoroacetate, carboxylate comprising from one to about four alkyleneoxy moieties, chlorate, and mixtures thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventor: Timothy D. Dunbar
  • Publication number: 20130030050
    Abstract: According to the invention there is provided a compound of formula (I): wherein R1, R2, R3 and n have meanings given in the description, or a pharmaceutically acceptable solvate, salt or prodrug thereof for use in the treatment of osteoporosis and/or osteopenia.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2010
    Publication date: January 31, 2013
    Applicant: Haoma Medica Limited
    Inventors: Stephen Hodges, Robin Soper