Abstract: The invention provides improved methods for delivery of nucleic acids to cells, which comprise forming ternary complexes between a hydrophobic, membrane-binding anion such as hypericin; a polycation such as polylysine; and a nucleic acid such as DNA; and contacting cells with the tenary complexes. Also provided are pharmaceutical formulations comprising these ternary complexes and a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier or diluent. The methods and compositions find use in mediating DNA uptake into cells, including gene therapy applications.
September 2, 1994
Date of Patent:
October 20, 1998
New York University, New York Blood Center
Abstract: Vat dyes for dyeing and printing cellulose material have the formula ##STR1## where P=pyranthrone structure, A=1,4-or 1,5-anthraquinonyl, V=a violanthronyl or isoviol-anthronyl radical which may carry up to 2 chlorine or bromine atoms as substitutents, R=hydrogen, the acyl radical of an aliphatic C.sub.1 -C.sub.6 -carboxylic acid or the acyl or sulfonyl radical of an aromatic carboxylic or sulfonic acid, Hal=chlorine or bromine, m=from 0 to 3, n=from 1 to 4, and p=from 0 to 3, with the proviso that the sum m+n+p is not greater than 4.
Abstract: An organic conductive complex comprising an electron donor and an electron acceptor, the electron donor being an anthraquinone derivative represented by formula (1): ##STR1## wherein X.sup.1, X.sup.2, X.sup.3 and X.sup.4, which may be the same or different, each represents an electron donating group.
June 27, 1989
Date of Patent:
July 9, 1991
Sumitomo Electric Industries Ltd.
Masaru Matsuoka, Teijiro Kitao, Yo Shimizu