Generated: April 23, 2017
|Title:||Methods for producing analgesia|
|Abstract:||A method of producing analgesia in nociceptive and neuropathic pain is disclosed. The method includes administering to a subject an omega conopeptide which is characterized by its ability to (a) inhibit electrically stimulated contraction of the guinea pig ileum, and (b) bind selectively to omega conopeptide MVIIA binding sites present in neuronal tissue. Also disclosed are novel omega conotoxin peptides effective in producing analgesia.|
|Inventor(s):||Justice; Alan (Sunnyvale, CA), Singh; Tejinder (Palo Alto, CA), Gohil; Kishor Chandra (Richmond, CA), Valentino; Karen L. (San Carlos, CA), Miljanich; George P. (Redwood City, CA)|
|Assignee:||Neurex Corporation (Menlo Park, CA)|
1. A method of producing analgesia in a mammalian subject, comprising
administering to the subject, an omega conopeptide which is effective (a) to inhibit electrically stimulated contraction of the guinea pig ileum, and (b) to bind selectively to omega conopeptide MVIIA binding sites present in neuronal tissue, wherein the activities of the omega conopeptide in inhibition of guinea pig ileum and in binding to the MVIIA binding site are within the ranges of such activities of omega-conotoxins MVIIA and TVIA.
2. The method of claim 1, wherein said activity to bind selectively to omega conopeptide MVIIA binding sites is further evidenced by a selectivity ratio of binding at said MVIIA binding site to binding at a site 2 omega conopeptide binding site which is within the range of selectivity ratios determined for omega conopeptides MVIIA/SNX-111, SNX-199, SNX-236, SNX-239 and TVIA/SNX-185.
3. The method of claim 1, wherein said omega conopeptide is selected from the group consisting of SEQ ID NO: 7 (TVIA/SNX-185), SEQ ID NO: 1 (MVIIA/SNX-111), SEQ ID NO: 30 (SNX-236), SEQ ID NO: 2 (SNX-159), SEQ ID NO: 32 (SNX-239), SEQ ID NO: 33 (SNX-199) and derivatives thereof.
4. The method of claim 1, wherein said administering is to a subject experiencing chronic pain.
5. The method of claim 4, wherein said chronic pain is neuropathic pain.
Drugs may be covered by multiple patents or regulatory protections. All trademarks and applicant names are the property of their respective owners or licensors. Although great care is taken in the proper and correct provision of this service, thinkBiotech LLC does not accept any responsibility for possible consequences of errors or omissions in the provided data. The data presented herein is for information purposes only. There is no warranty that the data contained herein is error free. thinkBiotech performs no independent verifification of facts as provided by public sources nor are attempts made to provide legal or investing advice. Any reliance on data provided herein is done solely at the discretion of the user. Users of this service are advised to seek professional advice and independent confirmation before considering acting on any of the provided information. thinkBiotech LLC reserves the right to amend, extend or withdraw any part or all of the offered service without notice.