U.S. Patent 7,122,578 B2
Patent Application 20050197397
Method and composition for treating mammalian diseases and injuries caused by the over-expression of peroxynitrite
The present invention provides a method for treating wounds and diseases in mammals, caused by mammalian cells involved in an inflammatory response, by altering indigenous in vivo levels of peroxynitrous acid, and salts thereof. The method comprises contacting the mammalian cells with a therapeutically effective amount of a reactive oxygen species mediator, wherein the reactive oxygen species mediator is selected from the group consisting of pyruvates, pyruvate precursors, .alpha.-keto acids having four or more carbon atoms, precursors of .alpha.-keto acids having four or more carbon atoms, and the salts thereof, wherein mediation of reactive oxygen species results in mediation of peroxynitrous acid. The present invention further provides a pharmaceutical composition for treating wounds and diseases in mammals, caused by mammalian cells involved in an inflammatory response, by altering indigenous in vivo levels of peroxynitrous acid, and salts thereof.
U.S. Patent 6,733,764
Immunostimulator anti-cancer compounds and methods for their use in the treatment of cancer
The present invention comprises a method for the treatment of cancerous tumors in mammals comprising the administration of an effective amount of an immunostimulator which enhances and potentiates the mammals own immune system to selectively attack and kill the cancerous cells. The immunostimulator, preferably urushiol, is administered in a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier and can be co-administered in conjunction with other immunostimulators, radiation therapy or other cytotoxic anti-cancer agents to further enhance their effect.