Ascophyllum compositions and methods

Zhang, Junzheng, Ewart, Harry Stephen, Shen, Jing Kai and Barrow, Colin James 2007, Ascophyllum compositions and methods, Europe (EPO only) (3) Patent EP1778219 (A1).


Title Ascophyllum compositions and methods
Creator(s) Zhang, Junzheng
Ewart, Harry Stephen
Shen, Jing Kai
Barrow, Colin James
Date 2007-05-02
Patent no. EP1778219 (A1)
Patent owner Ocean Nutrition Canada, Ltd
Registry Office Europe (EPO only) (3)
Patent family name Ascophyllum compositions and methods
Summary The invention provides extracts of brown seaweed of the genus Ascophyllum that have valuable pharmacological properties. In particular, compositions of the invention are useful for e.g.: inhibiting alpha-glucosidase activity; preventing or treating conditions mediated by alpha-glucosidase activity; reducing blood glucose levels; preventing or treating diabetes; modulating glucose uptake in adipocytes; preventing or treating obesity; scavenging free radicals; stimulating the immune system; activating macrophages; preventing or treating condition mediated by macrophage activation; and modulating nitric oxide production by macrophages. Methods for using the Ascophyllum extracts of the invention are provided, as are kits comprising Ascophyllum extracts of the invention and instructions for using the extracts.
Notes Also published as : WO2006017943, US2008280994 and CA2541747
Language eng
Field of Research 111599 Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Sciences not elsewhere classified
111501 Basic Pharmacology
HERDC Research category I.1 Patents
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30023873

Document type: Patent
Collection: School of Life and Environmental Sciences
 
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