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Details for Patent: 6,060,065

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Details for Patent: 6,060,065

Title: Compositions for inhibition of membrane fusion-associated events, including influenza virus transmission
Abstract:The present invention relates to viral peptides referred to as "DP107- and DP178-like" peptides. Specifically, the invention relates to isolated influenza A DP107- and DP178-like peptides which are identified by sequence search motif algorithms. The peptides of the invention exhibit antiviral activity believed to result from inhibition of viral induced fusogenic events.
Inventor(s): Barney; Shawn O'Lin (Cary, NC), Lambert; Dennis Michael (Cary, NC), Petteway; Stephen Robert (Cary, NC)
Assignee: Trimeris, Inc. (Durham, NC) Duke University (Durham, NC)
Filing Date:Jun 07, 1995
Application Number:08/475,668
Claims:1. An isolated peptide region of an influenza A virus protein, said region comprising an amino acid sequence identified by an ALLMOT15, 107.times.178.times.4, or PLZIP sequence search motif.

2. An isolated peptide of the formula



in which:

X comprises an amino group, an acetyl group, a 9-fluoroenylmethoxy-carbonyl group, a hydrophobic group, or a macromolecular carrier group; and

Z comprises a carboxyl group, an amido group, a hydrophobic group, or a macromolecular carrier group.

3. The peptide of claim 2 of the formula:


4. The peptide of claim 2 of the formula:


5. The peptide of claim 3 or 4, wherein X is an acetyl group and Z is an amido group.
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