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Claims for Patent: 5,308,847

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Claims for Patent: 5,308,847

Title: Methods of inhibiting transplant rejection in mammals using rapamycin and derivatives and prodrugs thereof
Abstract:This invention provides a method of inhibiting organ or tissue transplant rejection in a mammal in need thereof, comprising administering to said mammal a transplant rejection inhibiting amount of rapamycin. Also disclosed is a method of inhibiting organ or tissue transplant rejection in a mammal in need thereof, comprising administering to said mammal (a) an amount of rapamycin in combination with (b) an amount of one or more other chemotherapeutic agents for inhibiting transplant rejection, e.g., azathioprine, corticosteroids, cyclosporin and FK506, said amounts of (a) and (b) together being effective to inhibit transplant rejection and to maintain inhibition of transplant rejection.
Inventor(s): Calne; Sir Roy (Cambridge, GB2)
Assignee:
Application Number:08/009,570
Patent Claims: 1. A method of inhibiting organ or tissue transplant rejection in a mammal in need thereof, comprising administering to said mammal, in combination rapamycin and azathioprine, said combination being administered in an amount effective to inhibit transplant rejection and including an effective amount of rapamycin and azathioprine.

2. The method according to claim 1, wherein said rapamycin is administered in an amount comprising from about 0.5 to about 50 mg/kg/day.

3. The method according to claim 2, wherein said rapamycin is administered in an amount comprising from about 1 to about 5 mg/kg/day.

4. The method according to claim 2 wherein said rapamycin is administered in an amount comprising from about 0.5 to about 5 mg/kg/day.

5. The method according to claim 1, wherein said rapamycin is administered orally to the mammal.

6. The method according to claim 1, wherein said rapamycin is administered parenterally to the mammal.

7. The method according to claim 1 wherein said combination is administered for between about 1 to about 180 days.

8. The method according to claim 1, wherein said rapamycin is administered for an indefinite period of time to maintain inhibition of transplant rejection.

9. The method according to claim 1, wherein said rapamycin is administered in an amount comprising from about 0.25 to 50 mg/kg/day.

10. The method according to claim 1, wherein said rapamycin is administered in an amount comprising from about 0.25 to 5 kg/kg/day.
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