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Details for Patent: 8,288,338

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Details for Patent: 8,288,338

Title:Exendin and exendin agonists for eating disorders
Abstract: Methods for treating conditions or disorders which can be alleviated by reducing food intake are disclosed which comprise administration of an effective amount of an exendin or an exendin agonist, alone or in conjunction with other compounds or compositions that affect satiety. The methods are useful for treating conditions or disorders, including obesity, Type II diabetes, eating disorders, and insulin-resistance syndrome. The methods are also useful for lowering the plasma glucose level, lowering the plasma lipid level, reducing the cardiac risk, reducing the appetite, and reducing the weight of subjects. Pharmaceutical compositions for use in the methods of the invention are also disclosed.
Inventor(s): Young; Andrew A. (Research Triangle Park, NC), Bhavsar; Sunil (San Diego, CA), Gedulin; Bronislava (Del Mar, CA)
Assignee: Amylin Pharmaceuticals, LLC (San Diego, CA)
Filing Date:Apr 23, 2010
Application Number:12/766,195
Claims:1. A method for treating an eating disorder in a human in need thereof comprising administering to the human a therapeutically effective amount of an exendin-4 peptide comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 2 to treat the eating disorder.

2. The method of claim 1, wherein the therapeutically effective amount is 10 .mu.g per day to 1 mg per day.

3. The method of claim 1, wherein the therapeutically effective amount is 0.1 .mu.g/kg/day to 10 .mu.g/kg/day.

4. The method of claim 1, comprising parenterally administering the exendin-4 peptide.

5. The method of claim 1, comprising administering the exendin-4 peptide by peripheral injection.

6. The method of claim 1, wherein administration is intravenous, intraperitoneal, subcutaneous, intramuscular, oral, topical, transmucosal, transdermal, nasal, or pulmonary inhalation.

7. The method of claim 1, further comprising administering a therapeutically effective amount of an amylin, an amylin agonist, a leptin, a calcitonin, a cholecystokinin, or a combination of two or more thereof.

8. The method of claim 1, further comprising administering a therapeutically effective amount of pramlintide.

9. A method for treating an eating disorder in a human in need thereof comprising administering to the human a therapeutically effective amount of an exendin peptide or an exendin agonist analog peptide to treat the eating disorder.

10. The method of claim 9, wherein the exendin peptide or the exendin agonist analog peptide comprises the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO:1 or SEQ ID NO:2.

11. The method of claim 9, wherein the exendin peptide or the exendin agonist analog peptide comprises the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO:3, 4, or 5.

12. The method of claim 9, wherein the exendin peptide or the exendin agonist analog peptide comprises the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO:6, 7, 8, 9, 40, or 41.

13. The method of claim 9, wherein the exendin peptide or the exendin agonist analog peptide comprises the amino acid sequence of any one of SEQ ID NOs:10-39 and 42-188.

14. The method of claim 9, wherein the therapeutically effective amount is 10 .mu.g per day to 5 mg per day.

15. The method of claim 9, wherein the therapeutically effective amount is 0.1 .mu.g/kg/day to 100 .mu.g/kg/day.

16. The method of claim 9, comprising administering the exendin peptide or the exendin agonist analog peptide by peripheral injection.

17. The method of claim 9, wherein administration is intravenous, intraperitoneal, subcutaneous, intramuscular, oral, topical, transmucosal, transdermal, nasal, or pulmonary inhalation.

18. The method of claim 9, further comprising administering a therapeutically effective amount of an amylin, an amylin agonist, a leptin, a calcitonin, a cholecystokinin, or a combination of two or more thereof.

19. The method of claim 9, further comprising administering a therapeutically effective amount of pramlintide.

20. A method for treating an eating disorder in a human in need thereof comprising subcutaneously administering to the human from 0.1 .mu.g/kg/day to 10 .mu.g/kg/day of an exendin-4 peptide comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 2 to treat the eating disorder.
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