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Summary for Patent: 7,544,772
Title:Methods for regulating inflammatory mediators and peptides useful therein
Abstract: The present invention includes methods of modulating cellular secretory processes. More specifically the present invention relates to modulating or reducing the release of inflammatory mediators from inflammatory cells by inhibiting the mechanism associated with the release of inflammatory mediators from the vesicles or granules in the inflammatory cells. In this regard, the present invention discloses an intracellular signaling mechanism that illustrates several novel intracellular targets for pharmacological intervention in disorders involving secretion of inflammatory mediators from vesicles in inflammatory cells. MANS peptide and active fragments thereof are useful in such methods.
Inventor(s): Takashi; Shuji (Nagano, JP), Parikh; Indu (Chapel Hill, NC), Adler; Kenneth B. (Raleigh, NC), Martin; Linda D. (Apex, NC), Li; Yuehua (Pearland, TX)
Assignee: Biomarck Pharmaceuticals, Ltd. (Raleigh, NC)
Application Number:11/367,449
Patent Claims:1. A method to reduce the exocytotic MARCKS-related release of at least one inflammatory mediator from at least one inflammatory cell comprising contacting the inflammatory cell, which cell comprises the inflammatory mediator contained within a granule inside the cell, with at least one peptide selected from the group consisting of a MANS peptide and an active fragment thereof, wherein said fragment comprises at least six amino acids, in an effective amount to reduce the release of the inflammatory mediator from the inflammatory cell as compared to the release of the inflammatory mediator from the same type of inflammatory cell that would occur in the absence of the peptide, wherein said inflammatory mediator is selected from the group consisting of myeloperoxidase (MPO), eosinophil peroxidase (EPO), major basic protein (MBP), lysozyme, granzyme, histamine, proteoglycan, protease, cytokine, defensin, bactericidal permeability-increasing protein (BPI), elastase, cathepsin G, cathepsin B, cathepsin D, beta-D-glucuronidase, alpha-mannosidase, phospholipase A.sub.2, chondroitin-4-sulphate, proteinase 3, lactoferrin, collagenase, complement activator, complement receptor, N-formylmethionyl-leucyl-phenylalanine (FMLP) receptor, laminin receptor, cytochrome b.sub.558, monocyte-chemotactic factor, histaminase, vitamin B12 binding protein, gelatinase, plasminogen activator, and a combination thereof.

2. The method according to claim 1, wherein said peptide is a MANS peptide comprising SEQ ID NO:1.

3. The method according to claim 1, wherein said active fragment comprises at least one myristoylated N-terminal fragment of SEQ ID NO:1 comprising at least six amino acids, wherein the first amino acid of said fragment begins at the N-terminal glycine of SEQ ID NO:1.

4. The method according to claim 3, wherein said active fragment can be selected from the group consisting of N-myristoyl-GAQFSKTAAKGEAAAERPGEAAV (SEQ ID NO: 20); N-myristoyl-GAQFSKTAAKGEAAAERPGEAA (SEQ ID NO: 3); N-myristoyl-GAQFSKTAAKGEAAAERPGEA (SEQ ID NO: 4); N-myristoyl-GAQFSKTAAKGEAAAERPGE (SEQ ID NO: 5); N-myristoyl-GAQFSKTAAKGEAAAERPG (SEQ ID NO: 6); N-myristoyl-GAQFSKTAAKGEAAAERP (SEQ ID NO: 7); N-myristoyl-GAQFSKTAAKGEAAAER (SEQ ID NO: 8); N-myristoyl-GAQFSKTAAKGEAAAE (SEQ ID NO: 9); N-myristoyl-GAQFSKTAAKGEAAA (SEQ ID NO: 10); N-myristoyl-GAQFSKTAAKGEAA (SEQ ID NO: 11); N-myristoyl-GAQFSKTAAKGEA (SEQ ID NO: 12); N-myristoyl-GAQFSKTAAKGE (SEQ ID NO: 13); N-myristoyl-GAQFSKTAAKG (SEQ ID NO: 14); N-myristoyl-GAQFSKTAAK (SEQ ID NO: 15); N-myristoyl-GAQFSKTAA (SEQ ID NO: 16); N-myristoyl-GAQFSKTA (SEQ ID NO: 17); N-myristoyl-GAQFSKT (SEQ ID NO: 18); and N-myristoyl-GAQFSK (SEQ ID NO: 19).

5. The method according to claim 1, wherein said inflammatory cell is a leukocyte.

6. The method according to claim 1, wherein said inflammatory cell is a granulocyte.

7. The method according to claim 1, wherein said inflammatory cell is selected from the group consisting of a neutrophil, a basophil, an eosinophil and a combination thereof.

8. The method according to claim 1, wherein said inflammatory cell is a monocyte or macrophage.

9. The method according to claim 1, wherein said inflammatory mediator is selected from the group consisting of myeloperoxidase (MPO), lysozyme, defensin, bactericidal permeability-increasing protein (BPI), elastase, cathepsin G, cathepsin B, cathepsin D, beta-D-glucuronidase, alpha-mannosidase, phospholipase A.sub.2, chondroitin-4-sulphate, proteinase 3, lactoferrin, collagenase, complement activator, complement receptor, N-formylmethionyl-leucyl-phenylalanine (FMLP) receptor, laminin receptor, cytochrome b.sub.558, monocyte-chemotactic factor, histaminase, vitamin B12 binding protein, gelatinase, plasminogen activator, and a combination thereof.

10. The method according to claim 1, wherein said inflammatory mediator is selected from the group consisting of myeloperoxidase (MPO), eosinophil peroxidase (EPO), lysozyme, granzyme and a combination thereof.

11. The method according to claim 1, wherein said effective amount of said peptide comprises a degranulation-inhibiting amount of MANS peptide or an active fragment thereof that reduces the amount of an inflammatory mediator released from said inflammatory cell from about 1% to about 99% as compared to the amount released from said inflammatory cell in the absence of MANS peptide or an active fragment thereof.

12. The method according to claim 1, wherein said effective amount of said peptide comprises a degranulation-inhibiting amount of MANS peptide or an active fragment thereof that reduces the amount of an inflammatory mediator released from said inflammatory cell from between about 5-50% to about 99% as compared to the amount released from said inflammatory cell in the absence of said MANS peptide or an active fragment thereof.

13. A method to reduce the MARCKS-related release of at least one inflammatory mediator from at least one inflammatory cell in a tissue and/or fluid of a subject comprising: administration to the tissue and/or fluid of said subject, wherein said tissue and/or said fluid comprises said inflammatory cell comprising said inflammatory mediator contained within a granule inside the cell, a therapeutically effective amount of a pharmaceutical composition comprising at least one peptide selected from the group consisting of a MANS peptide and an active fragment thereof, wherein said fragment comprises at least six amino acids, in a therapeutically effective amount to reduce the release of said inflammatory mediator from said inflammatory cell as compared to release of said inflammatory mediator from at least one of the same type of inflammatory cell that would occur in the absence of the peptide, wherein said inflammatory mediator is selected from the group consisting of myeloperoxidase (MPO), eosinophil peroxidase (EPO), major basic protein (MBP), lysozyme, granzyme, histamine, proteoglycan, protease, cytokine, defensin, bactericidal permeability-increasing protein (BPI), elastase, cathepsin G, cathepsin B, cathepsin D, beta-D-glucuronidase, alpha-mannosidase, phospholipase A.sub.2, chondroitin-4-sulphate, proteinase 3, lactoferrin, collagenase, complement activator, complement receptor, N-formylmethionyl-leucyl-phenylalanine (FMLP) receptor, laminin receptor, cytochrome b.sub.558, monocyte-chemotactic factor, histaminase, vitamin B12 binding protein, gelatinase, plasminogen activator, and a combination thereof.

14. The method according to claim 13, wherein said reducing the release of said inflammatory mediator comprises blocking or inhibiting the mechanism that releases said inflammatory mediator from said inflammatory cell.

15. The method according to claim 13, wherein said peptide is a MANS peptide comprising SEQ ID NO:1.

16. The method according to claim 13, wherein said active fragment comprises at least one myristoylated N-terminal fragment of SEQ ID NO:1 comprising at least six amino acids, wherein the first amino acid of said fragment begins at the N-terminal glycine of SEQ ID NO:1.

17. The method according to claim 16, wherein said active fragment can be selected from the group consisting of N-myristoyl-GAQFSKTAAKGEAAAERPGEAAV (SEQ ID NO: 20); N-myristoyl-GAQFSKTAAKGEAAAERPGEAA (SEQ ID NO: 3); N-myristoyl-GAQFSKTAAKGEAAAERPGEA (SEQ ID NO: 4); N-myristoyl-GAQFSKTAAKGEAAAERPGE (SEQ ID NO: 5); N-myristoyl-GAQFSKTAAKGEAAAERPG (SEQ ID NO: 6); N-myristoyl-GAQFSKTAAKGEAAAERP (SEQ ID NO: 7); N-myristoyl-GAQFSKTAAKGEAAAER (SEQ ID NO: 8); N-myristoyl-GAQFSKTAAKGEAAAE (SEQ ID NO: 9); N-myristoyl-GAQFSKTAAKGEAAA (SEQ ID NO: 10); N-myristoyl-GAQFSKTAAKGEAA (SEQ ID NO: 11); N-myristoyl-GAQFSKTAAKGEA (SEQ ID NO: 12); N-myristoyl-GAQFSKTAAKGE (SEQ ID NO: 13); N-myristoyl-GAQFSKTAAKG (SEQ ID NO: 14); N-myristoyl-GAQFSKTAAK (SEQ ID NO: 15); N-myristoyl-GAQFSKTAA (SEQ ID NO: 16); N-myristoyl-GAQFSKTA (SEQ ID NO: 17); N-myristoyl-GAQFSKT (SEQ ID NO: 18); and N-myristoyl-GAQFSK (SEQ ID NO: 19).

18. The method according to claim 13, wherein said inflammatory cell is a leukocyte.

19. The method according to claim 13, wherein said inflammatory cell is a granulocyte.

20. The method according to claim 13, wherein said inflammatory cell is selected from the group consisting of a neutrophil, a basophil, an eosinophil and a combination thereof.

21. The method according to claim 13, wherein said inflammatory cell is a monocyte or macrophage.

22. The method according to claim 13 wherein said inflammatory mediator is selected from the group consisting of myeloperoxidase (MPO), lysozyme, protease, defensin, bactericidal permeability-increasing protein (BPI), elastase, cathepsin G, cathepsin B, cathepsin D, beta-D-glucuronidase, alpha-mannosidase, phospholipase A.sub.2, chondroitin-4-sulphate, proteinase 3, lactoferrin, collagenase, complement activator, complement receptor, N-formylmethionyl-leucyl-phenylalanine (FMLP) receptors, laminin receptors, cytochrome b.sub.558, monocyte-chemotactic factor, histaminase, vitamin B12 binding protein, gelatinase, plasminogen activator, and a combination thereof.

23. The method according to claim 13, wherein said inflammatory mediator is selected from the group consisting of myeloperoxidase (MPO), eosinophil peroxidase (EPO), lysozyme, granzyme and a combination thereof.

24. The method according to claim 1, wherein said effective amount of said peptide comprises a degranulation-inhibiting amount of MANS peptide or an active fragment thereof that reduces the amount of an inflammatory mediator released from said inflammatory cell from about 1% to about 99% as compared to the amount released from said inflammatory cell in the absence of MANS peptide or an active fragment thereof.

25. The method according to claim 1, wherein said effective amount of said peptide comprises a degranulation-inhibiting amount of MANS peptide or an active fragment thereof that reduces the amount of an inflammatory mediator released from said inflammatory cell from between about 5-50% to about 99% as compared to the amount released from said inflammatory cell in the absence of said MANS peptide or an active fragment thereof.

26. The method according to claim 13, wherein said subject is afflicted by a respiratory disease.

27. The method according to claim 26, wherein said respiratory disease is selected from the group consisting of asthma, chronic bronchitis, and COPD.

28. The method according to claim 13, wherein said subject is a mammal.

29. The method according to claim 28, wherein said mammal is selected from the group consisting of a human, a canine, an equine and a feline.

30. The method according to claim 13, wherein said administration is selected from the group consisting of topical administration, parenteral administration, rectal administration, pulmonary administration, nasal administration, and oral administration.

31. The method according to claim 30, wherein said pulmonary administration is selected from the group of aerosol, dry powder inhaler, metered dose inhaler, and nebulizer.

32. The method according to claim 13, further comprising administration to said subject of a second molecule selected from the group consisting of an antibiotic, an antiviral compound, an antiparasitic compound, an anti-inflammatory compound, and an immunosuppressant.

33. The method according to claim 13, wherein said subject is afflicted by a disease selected from the group consisting of a bowel disease, a skin disease, an autoimmune disease, a pain syndrome, and combinations thereof.

34. The method according to claim 33, wherein said bowel disease is selected from the group consisting of ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease and irritable bowel syndrome.

35. The method according to claim 33, wherein said skin disease is selected from the group consisting of rosacea, eczema, psoriasis and severe acne.

36. The method according to claim 13, wherein said subject is afflicted by arthritis or cystic fibrosis.

Details for Patent 7,544,772

Applicant Tradename Biologic Ingredient Dosage Form BLA Number Approval Date Patent No. Assignee Estimated Patent Expiration Status Orphan Source
Advance Biofactures SANTYL collagenase VIAL 101995 001 1965-06-04   Try a Free Trial Biomarck Pharmaceuticals, Ltd. (Raleigh, NC) 2021-06-26 RX search
Applicant Tradename Biologic Ingredient Dosage Form BLA Number Approval Date Patent No. Assignee Estimated Patent Expiration Status Orphan Source

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International Patent Family for US Patent 7,544,772

Country Patent Number Publication Date
South Africa 200807626 Nov 25, 2009
World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) 0050062 Aug 31, 2000
World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) 0050062 Dec 21, 2000
World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) 03000027 Jan 03, 2003
World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) 03000027 May 08, 2003
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