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Summary for Patent: 8,450,337
Title:Methods of treating skin disorders with caffeic acid analogs
Abstract: Embodiments of the invention generally relate to pharmaceutical compositions containing at least one caffeic acid compound and methods for the topical treatment of proliferative and inflammatory skin disorders such as plaque psoriasis, atopic dermatitis, and other disorders. In some embodiments, the topical treatment includes applications of the pharmaceutical composition containing at least one caffeic acid compound or a mixture of caffeic acid compounds such as caffeic acid ester compounds, caffeic acid amide compounds, analogues thereof, derivatives thereof, salts thereof, or mixtures thereof. The pharmaceutical composition or topical dosage may contain the caffeic acid compound at a concentration by weight within a range from about 0.01% to about 20%, preferably, from about 0.1% to about 15%, preferably, from about 1% to about 10%, more preferably, from about 3% to about 7%, and more preferably, from about 4% to about 6%.
Inventor(s): Priebe; Waldemar (Houston, TX), Conrad; Charles (Spring, TX), Madden; Timothy (Sugar Land, TX)
Assignee: Moleculin, LLC (Houston, TX)
Application Number:12/570,819
Patent Claims:1. A pharmaceutical composition for topical application to psoriatic lesions, comprising: a carrier suitable for topical administration; and a caffeic acid amide compound having the chemical structure: ##STR00052## wherein the caffeic acid amide compound is present at a concentration by weight within a range from about 0.01% to about 20% of the pharmaceutical composition.

2. The pharmaceutical composition of claim 1, wherein the topical pharmaceutical composition comprises the caffeic acid amide compound at a concentration by weight within a range from about 1% to about 10%.

3. The pharmaceutical composition of claim 2, wherein the topical pharmaceutical composition comprises the caffeic acid amide compound at a concentration by weight within a range from about 3% to about 7%.

4. The pharmaceutical composition of claim 1, further comprising petroleum jelly or dimethyl sulfoxide.

5. The pharmaceutical composition of claim 1, further comprising at least one compound selected from the group consisting of cell differentiating agents, anti-proliferative agents, mitochondrial inhibitors, topical steroids, immunosuppressive compounds, JAK2 inhibitors, JAK3 inhibitors, parathyroid hormone-related protein (PTHrP) agonists, cell adhesion blockers, and combinations thereof.

6. The pharmaceutical composition of claim 1, further comprising a cell differentiating agent selected from at least one of retinoic acid, retinoic acid derivative, vitamin D, or vitamin D analog.

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