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Details for Patent: 7,105,498

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Details for Patent: 7,105,498

Title:Acylated uridine and cytidine and uses thereof
Abstract: The invention relates to compositions comprising acyl derivatives of cytidine and uridine. The invention also relates to methods of treating hepatopathies, diabetes, heart disease, cerebrovascular disorders, Parkinson's disease, infant respiratory distress syndrome and for enhancement of phospholipid biosynthesis comprising administering the acyl derivatives of the invention to an animal.
Inventor(s): von Borstel; Reid Warren (Darnestown, MD), Bamat; Michael Kevin (Darnestown, MD)
Assignee: Wellstat Therapeutics Corporation (Gaithersburg, MD)
Filing Date:Sep 28, 2001
Application Number:09/964,514
Claims:1. A pharmaceutical composition comprising an acyl derivative of uridine having the formula (I) ##STR00004## wherein R.sub.1, R.sub.2, R.sub.3 and R.sub.4 are the same or different and each is hydrogen or an acyl radical of a carboxylic acid selected from the group consisting of glycolic acid, pyruvic acid, lactic acid, enolpyruvic acid, an amino acid, a fatty acid of 2 to 22 carbon atoms, lipoic acid, pantothenic acid, succinic-acid, fumaric acid, adipic acid, acetoacetic acid, p-aminobenzoic acid, betahydroxybutyric acid, orotic acid, and creatine, provided that at least one of said R substituents is not hydrogen, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, and a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier, wherein said composition is in a form suitable for oral administration.

2. A pharmaceutical composition comprising an acyl derivative of cytidine having the formula (III) ##STR00005## wherein R.sub.1, R.sub.2, and R.sub.3 are the same or different and each is hydrogen or an acyl radical of a carboxylic acid selected from the group consisting of glycolic acid, pyruvic acid, lactic acid, enolpyruvic acid, an amino acid, a fatty acid of 2 to 22 carbon atoms, lipoic acid, pantothenic acid, succinic acid, fumaric acid, adipic acid, acetoacetic acid, p-aminobenzoic acid, betahydroxybutyric acid, orotic acid, and creatine, provided that at least one of said R substituents is not hydrogen, and R.sub.4 is an amino acid, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, and a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier, wherein said composition is in a form suitable for oral administration.

3. A composition as in claim 1 wherein said pharmaceutically acceptable carrier is a filler selected from the group consisting of a sugar, a cellulose preparation and a calcium phosphate.

4. A composition as in claim 3 wherein said sugar is lactose, sucrose, mannitol or sorbitol.

5. A composition as in claim 1 wherein said pharmaceutically acceptable carrier is a binder selected from the group consisting of maize starch, wheat starch, rice starch, potato starch, gelatin, tragacanth, methyl cellulose, hydroxpropylmethyl cellulose, sodium carboxymethyl cellulose, and polyvinyl pyrrolidone.

6. A composition as in claim 1 wherein said pharmaceutically acceptable carrier is selected from the group consisting of carboxymethylstarch, cross-linked polyvinyl pyrrolidone, agar, or alginic acid or a salt thereof.

7. A composition as in claim 1 wherein said pharmaceutically acceptable carrier is a flow-regulating agent or lubricant selected from the group consisting of silica, talc, stearic acid or salts thereof, and polyethylene glycol.

8. A composition as in claim 7 wherein said salt is magnesium stearate or calcium stearate.

9. A composition as in claim 1 wherein said pharmaceutically acceptable carrier is a coating selected from the group consisting of sugar solutions which optionally contain gum arabic, talc, polyvinyl pyrrolidone, polyethylene glycol and/or titanium dioxide, lacquer solutions, and a cellulose preparation.

10. A composition as in claim 9 wherein said cellulose preparation is acetylcellulose phthalate or hydroxylpropylmethylcellulose phthalate.

11. A composition as in claim 1 wherein said pharmaceutically acceptable carrier is gelatin.

12. Composition as in claim 1 wherein said pharmaceutically acceptable carrier is a base selected from the group consisting of triglycerides, paraffin hydrocarbons, polyethylene glycols and higher alkanols.

13. A composition as in claim 1 wherein said pharmaceutically acceptable carrier is a lipophilic solvent or vehicle selected from the group consisting of fatty oils and fatty acid esters.

14. A composition as in claim 1 wherein said pharmaceutically acceptable carrier is an aqueous injection suspension selected from the group consisting of sodium carboxymethylcellulose, sorbitol, and dextran.

15. A composition as in claim 1 wherein said acyl derivative of uridine is 2',3',5'-tri-O-acetyl uridine, 2',3',5'-tri-O-propionyl uridine, or 2',3',5'-tri-O-butyryl uridine.
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