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Summary for Patent: 6,030,612
Title: Antimicrobial uses of multifunctional enzyme
Abstract:The invention relates to a multifunctional enzyme that can be derived from crustaceans or fish. The enzyme has at least one of a chymotrypsin, trypsin, elastase, collagenase and exo peptidase activity, and a molecular weight between about 20 kd and about 40 kd. Preferably, the multifunctional enzyme has substantial anti cell-cell adhesion activity. Preferably, the multifunctional enzyme has substantial homology with the krill multifunctional enzyme. These enzymes are useful for treating viral infections such as herpes outbreaks, fungal, bacterial or parasitic infections, including the primary and secondary infections of leprosy, colitis, ulcers, hemorrhoids, corneal scarring, dental plaque, acne, cystic fibrosis, blood clots, wounds, immune disorders including autoimmune disease and cancer. Additionally, the invention relates to a method of purifying the multifunctional enzyme, and to a preparation of essentially purified multifunctional enzyme.
Inventor(s): de Faire; Johan R. (Vattholma, SE), Franklin; Richard L. (London, GB), Kay; John (Redyr, GB), Lindblom; Ragnvald (Muang Rayong, TH)
Assignee: Phairson Medical Inc. (London, GB)
Application Number:08/486,820
Patent Claims:1. A method of treating non-wound a yeast or fungal infection which is a topical, oral, vaginal, urinary tract, rectal or esophageal infection comprising administering to the site of said infection a yeast or fungal infection treating effective amount of krill derived multifunctional enzyme, wherein the multifunctional enzyme has at least two of a chymotrypsin, trypsin, collagenase, elastase or exo peptidase activity, a molecular weight of 26,000-32,000 Daltons as determined by SDS PAGE, and an N-terminal sequence comprising:

I-V-G-G-X-E-V-T-P-H-A-Y-P-W-Q-V-G-L-F-I-D-D-M-Y-F (SEQ ID NO:17)

wherein X is an amino acid.

2. The method of claim 1, wherein enzyme (a) has at least four of said proteolytic activities.

3. The method of claim 1, wherein enzyme (a) has all of said proteolytic activities.

4. The method of claim 1, wherein the enzyme is applied topically.

5. The method of claim 1, wherein the enzyme removes or inactivates at least one cell surface receptor selected from the group consisting of ICAM-1 (i.e., CD 54), ICAM-2, VCAM-1, CD4, CD8, CD28, CD29D, CD31, CD44, CD 49, CD62L, CD102 and the asialo GM1 ceramide.

6. The method of claim 5, wherein the enzyme removes or inactivates at least one cell surface receptor selected from the group consisting of ICAM-1, CD62L, CD4 and CD8.

7. The method of claim 1, wherein the infection is a topical, oral, vaginal, urinary tract or esophageal yeast or fungal infection.

8. The method of claim 1, wherein the infection is a topical yeast or fungal infection.

9. The method of claim 1, wherein the infection comprises a candida infection.

10. The method of claim 9, wherein the infection is a vaginal infection.

11. The method of claim 1, wherein the infection comprises a foreskin infection, ocular infection, athlete's foot, or navel infection.

12. The method of claim 11, wherein the infection comprises a navel infection in a newborn.

13. The method of claim 1, wherein the infection comprises an opportunistic infection.

14. A method of treating a non-wound yeast or fungal infection which is a topical, oral, vaginal, urinary tract, rectal or esophageal infection comprising administering to the site of said infection a yeast or fungal infection treating effective amount of krill derived multifunctional enzyme, wherein the multifunctional enzyme has at least two of a chymotrypsin, trypsin, collagenase elastase activity, exo peptidase activity, a molecular weight of 26,000-32,000 as determined by SDS PAGE, and an N-terminal sequence comprising:

I-V-G-G-X-E-V-T-P-H-A-Y-P-W-Q-V-G-L-F-I-D-D-M-Y-F (SEQ ID NO:17)

wherein X is any amino acid.

15. The method of claim 14, wherein the infection is a topical, oral, vaginal, urinary tract or esophageal yeast or fungal infection.

16. The method of claim 14, wherein the infection is a topical yeast or fungal infection.

17. The method of claim 14, wherein the infection comprises a candida infection.

18. The method of claim 17, wherein the infection is a vaginal infection.

19. The method of claim 14, wherein the infection comprises a foreskin infection, athlete's foot, or navel infection.

20. The method of claim 19, wherein the infection comprises a navel infection in a newborn.

21. The method of claim 14, wherein the infection comprises an opportunistic infection.

22. The method of claim 14, wherein the enzyme removes or inactivates at least one cell surface receptor selected from the group consisting of ICAM-1 (i.e., CD 54), ICAM-2, VCAM-1, CD4, CD8, CD28, CD29D, CD31, CD44, CD49, CD62L, CD 102 and the asialo GM1 ceramide.

23. The method of claim 22, wherein the enzyme removes or inactivates at least one cell surface receptor selected from the group consisting of ICAM-1, CD62L, CD4 and CD8.

24. A method of treating a non-wound yeast or fungal infection which is a topical, oral, vaginal, urinary tract, rectal or esophageal infection comprising administering to the site of said infection a yeast or fungal infection treating effective amount of krill derived multifunctional enzyme, wherein the multifunctional enzyme has at least three of a chymotrypsin, trypsin, collagenase, elastase or exo peptidase activity, a molecular weight of 26,000-32,000 as determined by SDS PAGE, and an N-terminal sequence comprising:

I-V-G-G-X-E-V-T-P-H-A-Y-P-W-Q-V-G-L-F-I-D-D-M-Y-F (SEQ ID NO:17)

wherein X is any amino acid.

25. The method of claim 24, wherein the infection is a topical, oral, vaginal, urinary tract or esophageal yeast or fungal infection.

26. The method of claim 24, wherein the infection is a topical yeast or fungal infection.

27. The method of claim 24, wherein the infection comprises a candida infection.

28. The method of claim 27, wherein the infection is a vaginal infection.

29. The method of claim 24, wherein the infection comprises a foreskin infection, athlete's foot, or navel infection.

30. The method of claim 29, wherein the infection comprises a navel infection in a newborn.

31. The method of claim 24, wherein the infection comprises an opportunistic infection.

32. The method of claim 24, wherein the enzyme removes or inactivates at least one cell surface receptor selected from the group consisting of ICAM-1 (i.e., CD 54), ICAM-2, VCAM-1, CD4, CD8, CD28, CD29D, CD31, CD44, CD 49, CD62L, CD102 and the asialo GM1 ceramide.

33. The method of claim 32, wherein the enzyme removes or inactivates at least one cell surface receptor selected from the group consisting of ICAM-1, CD62L, CD4 and CD8.

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