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Crystallization of (20R) 19-nor-24-difluoro-1α,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3

Tue, 26 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

Disclosed are methods of purifying the compound (20R)-19-nor-24-difluoro-1α,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3 to obtain the compound in crystalline form. The methods typically include the steps of dissolving a product containing the compound in a solvent comprising hexane and 2-propanol, cooling the solvent and dissolved product below ambient temperature for a sufficient amount of time to form a precipitate of crystals, and recovering the crystals.



Pharmaceutical composition

Tue, 12 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

The invention relates to a solid pharmaceutical composition comprising solid amorphous fulvestrant, said composition being formulated in combination with a solubilizing composition. The invention also relates to a method for preparing said composition and a kit including the composition.



Near infrared fluorogen and fluorescent activating proteins for in vivo imaging and live-cell biosensing

Tue, 05 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

Tissue slices and whole organisms offer substantial challenges to fluorescence imaging. Autofluorescence and absorption via intrinsic chromophores, such as flavins, melanin, and hemoglobins, confound and degrade output from all fluorescent tags. An “optical window,” farther red than most autofluorescence sources and in a region of low hemoglobin and water absorbance, lies between 650 and 900 nm. This valley of relative optical clarity is an attractive target for fluorescence-based studies within tissues, intact organs, and living organisms. Novel fluorescent tags were developed herein, based upon a genetically targeted fluorogen activating protein and cognate fluorogenic dye that yields emission with a peak at 733 nm exclusively when complexed as a “fluoromodule”. This tool improves substantially over previously described far-red/NIR fluorescent proteins in terms of brightness, wavelength, and flexibility by leveraging the flexibility of synthetic chemistry to produce novel chromophores.



Vitamin D receptor modulators with partial agonist activity

Tue, 28 Apr 2015 08:00:00 EDT

The present invention provides a compound which functions as a selective vitamin D receptor modulator and has action-selectivity or tissue-selectivity such that it does not induce hypercalcemia but causes other effects. There is provided a compound represented by formula (I), a solvate thereof or a prodrug thereof. wherein m and n each independently represent 1 or 0;R represents a hydrogen atom or an alkyl group;Y represents an ethane-1,1-diyl group or an ethyne-1,2-diyl group; andZ1 represents a hydrogen atom and Z2 represents a hydroxyalkoxy group, orZ1 and Z2 jointly form a methylene group.



Process for introducing a double bond into position 15, 16 of a steroid

Tue, 21 Apr 2015 08:00:00 EDT

The invention relates to a process for the preparation of a compound of formula (I): wherein R1 and R2 are as defined in the description, by reaction of a compound of formula (II) with a base. Compound (I) is an intermediate useful in the preparation of gestodene.



Method for producing 30-halogenated betulinic acid

Tue, 21 Apr 2015 08:00:00 EDT

The invention discloses a method for producing 30-halogenated betulinic acid. Betulin is used as a raw material and selectively oxidized and halogenated to generate 30-betulinic acid, and the selected oxidation and halogenation agent has high selectivity and does not affect C-3 hydroxyl or carbon-carbon double bonds. Oxidation and halogenation are completed in one step, so the process route is short, the treatment method is simple, and the product is purified easily.



Substituted tetracycline compounds

Tue, 21 Apr 2015 08:00:00 EDT

The present invention pertains to tetracycline compounds of formula (VIIa): R5*, R5*′, R7r*, and R9m* are defined herein. These tetracycline compounds can be used to treat tetracycline compound-responsive states, such as multiple sclerosis and rheumatoid arthritis.



23-yne-vitamin D3 derivative

Tue, 14 Apr 2015 08:00:00 EDT

To provide a novel vitamin D3 derivative useful as a therapeutic agent for osteoporosis. Provided is a vitamin D3 derivative represented by the following formula (1) or a medicinally acceptable solvate thereof: wherein R1 represents a hydrogen atom, an alkyl group having 1 to 6 carbon atoms, an alkylcarbonyloxyalkyl group with each alkyl having 1 to 6 carbon atoms, or an arylcarbonyloxyalkyl group with the aryl having 6 to 10 carbon atoms and the alkyl having 1 to 6 carbon atoms; R2 represents a hydrogen atom or an alkyl group having 1 to 6 carbon atoms or, together with the other R2 and the carbon atom to which they are bound to, may form a cyclic alkyl group having 3 to 6 carbon atoms; R3 represents an alkyl group having 1 to 6 carbon atoms or, together with the other R3 and the carbon atom to which they are bound to, may form a cyclic alkyl group having 3 to 6 carbon atoms; X represents an oxygen atom or a methylene group; and n represents an integer of 1 or 2.



TGR5 modulators and methods of use thereof

Tue, 07 Apr 2015 08:00:00 EDT

The invention relates to compounds of Formula (A): (A) or a salt, solvate, hydrate, or amino acid conjugate thereof. The compounds of formula A are TGR5 modulators useful for the prevention and treatment of disease.



Treatment of muscle disease characterized by insulin resistance

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 08:00:00 EDT

It is reported herein that certain muscle diseases and conditions, including forms of muscular dystrophy, are characterized by impaired insulin-dependent signaling in the muscle tissue, in essence, a form of insulin resistance. The present disclosure relates to therapeutic agents, compositions and methods for treating a muscle disease or condition characterized by impaired insulin-dependent signaling by targeting components of the defective insulin signaling pathway. The disease or condition may be treated by administering a therapeutic agent that activates the insulin signaling pathway, in particular, therapeutic agents that act post-insulin receptor to modulate intracellular effector molecules. An exemplary modulator is metformin. Metformin may be administered alone or may be coadministered with another therapeutic agent for treating the muscle disease or condition, such as a corticosteroid.



3-desoxy-2-methylene-19-nor-vitamin D analogs and their uses

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 08:00:00 EDT

This invention discloses 3-desoxy-2-methylene-19-nor-vitamin D analogs, and specifically (20S)-3-desoxy-2-methylene-1α,25-dihydroxy-19-nor-vitamin D3 and (20R)-3-desoxy-2-methylene-1α,25-dihydroxy-19-nor-vitamin D3 as well as pharmaceutical uses therefor. These compounds exhibit relatively high binding activity and pronounced activity in arresting the proliferation of undifferentiated cells and inducing their differentiation to monocytes thus evidencing use as anti-cancer agents especially for the treatment or prevention of osteosarcoma, leukemia, colon cancer, breast cancer, skin cancer or prostate cancer. These compounds also exhibit relatively high calcemic activity evidencing use in the treatment of bone diseases.



Topical tetracycline compositions

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A topical therapeutic hydrophobic breakable composition includes a carrier comprising (a) about 60% to about 99% by weight of at least one hydrophobic oil; (b) at least one viscosity-modifying agents selected from the group consisting of a fatty alcohol, a fatty acid and a wax; and (c) a tetracycline antibiotic, characterized in that at least part of the tetracycline antibiotic is suspended in the composition; the viscosity of the composition is at least about 30% higher than the viscosity of the carrier without the tetracycline antibiotic; and is higher than the viscosity of the hydrophobic oil and the tetracycline antibiotic without the viscosity modifying agents. The tetracycline is chemically stable in the composition for at least six months; wherein more than about 90% of the tetracycline has not broken down. The composition is packaged as a breakable foam that breaks easily upon application of shear force.



Compositions and methods for labeling and imaging phospholipids

Tue, 24 Mar 2015 08:00:00 EDT

The present invention provides a method to label phospholipids in vivo based on the metabolic incorporation of an alkynyl- or azido-labeled metabolic precursor into phospholipids. The resulting phospholipids have alkynyl or azido moieties, which, upon reaction with a labeled azide or alkyne, respectively, form labeled compounds that can be visualized using optical or electron microscopy with high sensitivity and spatial resolution in cells or tissue. The present method provides a valuable tool for imaging phospholipid synthesis, turnover and subcellular localization in cultured cells as well as in animals.



Process for the production of estetrol

Tue, 24 Mar 2015 08:00:00 EDT

The present invention relates to a process for the preparation of a compound of formula (I), hydrates or solvates thereof.



N-cyclopropyl-(20R)-2-methylene-19,26,27-trinor-25-aza-vitamin D analogs and their uses

Tue, 24 Mar 2015 08:00:00 EDT

This invention discloses N-cyclopropyl-(20R)-2-methylene-19,26,27-trinor-25-aza-vitamin D analogs, and specifically N-cyclopropyl-(20R)-2-methylene-19,26,27-trinor-25-aza-1α-hydroxyvitamin D3 and pharmaceutical uses therefor. This compound exhibits relatively high binding activity and pronounced activity in arresting the proliferation of undifferentiated cells and inducing their differentiation to the monocyte thus evidencing use as an anti-cancer agent especially for the treatment or prevention of leukemia, colon cancer, breast cancer, skin cancer or prostate cancer.



Hydrophobic ceragenin compounds and devices incorporating same

Tue, 10 Mar 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A hydrophobic cationic steroidal anti-microbial (ceragenin) compound forms an amphiphilic compound having a hydrophobic sterol face and a hydrophilic cationic face. The hydrophobic CSA also includes a hydrophobic substituent that gives the ceragenin compound a CLogP value of at least 6.5.



Steroids as agonists for FXR

Tue, 03 Mar 2015 08:00:00 EST

The invention relates to compounds of formula (I): wherein R is ethyl, propyl or allyl, and pharmaceutically acceptable salts, solvates or amino acid conjugates thereof. The compounds of formula (I) are useful as FXR agonists.



***WITHDRAWN PATENT AS PER THE LATEST USPTO WITHDRAWN LIST***Progesterone receptor antagonists

Tue, 03 Mar 2015 08:00:00 EST

The invention relates to 17-hydroxy-17-pentafluoroethyl-estra-4,9(10)-dien-11-aryl derivatives of formula I with progesterone-antagonizing action and methods of production thereof, use thereof for the treatment and/or prevention of diseases and use thereof for producing medicinal products for the treatment and/or prevention of diseases, in particular uterine fibroids (myomata, uterine leiomyomata), endometriosis, heavy menstrual bleeding, meningiomata, hormone-dependent breast cancers and menopause-associated complaints or for fertility control and emergency contraception.



Substituted androst-4-ene diones

Tue, 03 Mar 2015 08:00:00 EST

The disclosure relates to novel C4 and C6 substituted androst-4-ene diones as well as andros-1,4-diene diones and derivatives thereof, their process of preparation, pharmaceutical compounds containing them, and the use of said compounds for the treatment of hormone-related disorders in mammals. This includes hormone-dependent cancers, particularly those caused by elevated levels of estrogen and its intermediates. These compounds can also be used in the treatment of other hormone-related disorders, including benign prostatic hyperplasia, cardiovascular disease, and neurodegenerative disorders.



Process for preparation of lacosamide and some N-benzyl-propanamide intermediate derivatives

Tue, 17 Feb 2015 08:00:00 EST

The present invention discloses novel process for the preparation of (2R)-2-acetamido-N- benzyl-3-methoxypropanamide of Formula I involving novel intermediates of Formula-XIX and Formula-XX.



Photobase generator

Tue, 17 Feb 2015 08:00:00 EST

There is intended to provide the novel compounds which generate a base easily when irradiated with long wavelength light (active energy rays), a photobase generator containing the compounds and a photobase generation method, and the present invention relates to the compounds represented by the general formula [1], a photobase generator containing the compounds and a photobase generation method: (wherein, Ar represents any of groups with specific structures selected from the group consisting of an anthracenyl group, an anthraquinonyl group and a pyrenyl group; R1 and R2 each independently represent a hydrogen atom or a linear, branched or cyclic alkyl group having 1 to 10 carbon atoms, or represent ones which can form an alicyclic ring containing nitrogen atom(s) or an aromatic ring containing nitrogen atom(s) together with a nitrogen atom to which they are bound, which the rings having 3 to 8 carbon atoms which may have a substituent, R3 and R4 each independently represent a hydrogen atom, a linear, branched or acyclic alkyl group having 1 to 10 carbon atoms).



Zwitterionic lipids

Tue, 17 Feb 2015 08:00:00 EST

In various embodiments, the present invention provides zwitterionic lipids, encapsulants incorporating these zwitterionic lipids and such encapsulants encapsulating one or more bioactive agent. An exemplary bioactive agent is a nucleic acid. Also provided are pharmaceutical formulations of the encapsulants and methods of using such formulations to deliver a bioactive agent to a subject in treating or diagnosing disease in that subject.



Construction of a multivalent scFv through alkyne-azide 1,3-dipolar cycloaddition

Tue, 03 Feb 2015 08:00:00 EST

The present invention provides for a practical, universal and efficient method to ligate two large macromolecules (e.g., proteins) using the alkyne-azide 1,3-dipolar cycloaddition reaction to produce a conjugated macromolecule, such as a multivalent scFv. The present invention also provides for conjugate macromolecules comprising a plurality of macromolecule components cross-linked through at least one linking group comprising at least one 1,2,3-triazole moiety, wherein at least 50 percent of the macromolecule components in the conjugate macromolecule has only one site available for cross-linking.



Methods for synthesizing and purifying aminoalkyl tetracycline compounds

Tue, 03 Feb 2015 08:00:00 EST

Methods for the synthesis and purification of 9-amino alkyl tetracycline compounds are described.



Crystallization of (20R)-2-methylene-19-nor-24-difluoro-1α,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3

Tue, 27 Jan 2015 08:00:00 EST

Disclosed are methods of purifying the compound (20R)-2-methylene-19-nor-24-difluoro-1α,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3 to obtain the compound in crystalline form. The methods typically include the steps of dissolving a product containing the compound in a solvent comprising hexane and 2-propanol, cooling the solvent and dissolved product below ambient temperature for a sufficient amount of time to form a precipitate of crystals, and recovering the crystals.



Apogossypolone derivatives as anticancer agents

Tue, 20 Jan 2015 08:00:00 EST

The disclosure provides compounds and methods of using Apogossypolone derivatives for treating diseases and disorders. In particular, the disclosure provides compounds of Formula I: or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt, hydrate, or solvate thereof, and provides methods for the preparation of compounds of Formula I; and methods for treating cancer, autoimmune diseases, and inflammation by administering a compound of Formula I.



Glucokinase activators

Tue, 13 Jan 2015 08:00:00 EST

Provided are compounds of Formula I wherein R1, R2, Y, Z and G are as defined herein, that are useful in the treatment and/or prevention of diseases mediated by deficient levels of glucokinase activity, such as diabetes mellitus. Also provided are methods of treating or preventing diseases and disorders characterized by underactivity of glucokinase or which can be treated by activating glucokinase.



Preparation of a crystalline antibiotic substance

Tue, 13 Jan 2015 08:00:00 EST

The present invention relates to processes for the crystallisation and for the preparation and isolation of a novel crystalline form of fusidic acid, to the use of said processes in the manufacture of pharmaceutical formulation or medicament, and to the use of said crystalline fusidic acid form for the treatment of bacterial infections.



Nitric oxide releasing steroids

Tue, 13 Jan 2015 08:00:00 EST

The invention relates to nitrooxyderivative of corticosteroids of general formula (I) and pharmaceutically acceptable salts or stereoisomers thereof R—(Z)a—Rx (I) wherein R is the corticosteroid residue of formula (II): wherein: R1 is OH, R2—CH3, or R1 and R2 are taken together to form a group of formula (III) R3 is Cl or F;R4 is H or F; wherein R1, R2, R3 and R4 can be linked to the correspondent carbon atoms of the steroidal structure in position α or β; with the proviso that: when R1 and R2 are the group of formula (III) then R3 is F and R4 is H or F; The compounds are useful in the treatment of respiratory diseases, inflammatory diseases, dermatological diseases and ocular diseases.



Pyrrolysine analogs

Tue, 30 Dec 2014 08:00:00 EST

Several different pyrrolysine analogs are disclosed in this application. Those analogs have distinct chemical and biophysical properties. Some analogs are useful in chemical ligation applications. Methods of making and using are also disclosed.



Stigmasterol-rich phytosterol composition and use

Tue, 30 Dec 2014 08:00:00 EST

A stigmasterol-rich phytosterol composition is prepared wherein the composition comprises at least 50% stigmasterol, based on the total weight of phytosterols, no more than 1000 ppm water, no more than 50 ppm ethanol, and wherein stigmasterol is at least 98% in the anhydrous form. A ready-to-freeze beverage is provided comprising the stigmasterol-rich composition and water, with optional additives. A frozen beverage is prepared from the ready-to-freeze beverage as a pourable slush. There are further provided processes to prepare the ready-to-freeze beverage and the frozen slush beverage.



Delayed-release glucocorticoid treatment of rheumatoid disease

Tue, 30 Dec 2014 08:00:00 EST

Provided are methods for the treatment of a rheumatic disease, such as rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosating spondylitis and/or polymyalgia rheumatic, by administering a delayed-release dosage form of a glucocorticoid to a subject in need thereof wherein the treatment is administered once daily for at least about two weeks. Also provided are methods for the treatment of osteoarthritis by administering a delayed-release dosage form of a glucocorticoid to a subject in need thereof wherein the treatment is administered once daily for at least about two weeks.



Photosensitive resin composition for color filter and color filter using the same

Tue, 16 Dec 2014 08:00:00 EST

Disclosed is a photosensitive resin composition for a color filter including (A) a dye-polymer composite wherein the dye includes a repeating unit derived from a compound represented by the following Chemical Formula 1, wherein in Chemical Formula 1, each substituent is the same as defined in the detailed description; (B) a binder resin; (C) a photopolymerizable monomer; (D) a photopolymerization initiator; and (E) a solvent.



4-pregenen-11β-17-21-triol-3,20-dione derivatives

Tue, 09 Dec 2014 08:00:00 EST

The present invention relates to novel 4-pregenen-11β-17-21-triol-3,20-dione derivatives, processes for preparing them, pharmaceutical compositions containing them and their use as pharmaceuticals, as modulators of glucocorticoid or mineralocorticoid receptors. The invention relates specifically to the use of these compounds and their pharmaceutical compositions to treat disorders associated with glucocorticoid or mineralocorticoid receptor modulation.



C-3 cycloalkenyl triterpenoids with HIV maturation inhibitory activity

Tue, 09 Dec 2014 08:00:00 EST

Compounds having drug and bio-affecting properties, their pharmaceutical compositions and methods of use are set forth. In particular, C-3 cycloalkenyl triterpenoids that possess unique antiviral activity are provided as HIV maturation inhibitors, as represented by compounds of Formulas I, II, III and IV: wherein X can be a C4-8 cycloalkyl, C4-8 cycloalkenyl, C4-9 spirocycloalkyl, C4-9 spirocycloalkenyl, C4-8 oxacycloalkyl, C4-8 dioxacycloalkyl, C6-8 oxacycloalkenyl, C6-8 dioxacycloalkenyl, C6-9 oxaspirocycloalkyl, or C6-9 oxaspirocycloalkenyl ring. These compounds are useful for the treatment of HIV and AIDS.



Low-calcemic 16,23-diene 25-oxime analogs of 1α,25-dihydroxy vitamin D3

Tue, 09 Dec 2014 08:00:00 EST

The present invention provides novel 16,23-diene 25-oxime ether analogs of 1,25-dihydroxy vitamin D3, compositions comprising these compounds and methods of using these compounds as inhibitors of CYP24. In particular, the novel compound of the invention are useful for treating diseases which benefit from a modulation of the levels of 1,25-dihydroxy vitamin D3, for example, cell-proliferative disorders.



C7-fluoro substituted tetracycline compounds

Tue, 09 Dec 2014 08:00:00 EST

The present invention is directed to a compound represented by Structural Formula (A): or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof. The variables for Structural Formula (A) are defined herein. Also described is a pharmaceutical composition comprising the compound of Structural Formula (A) and its therapeutic use.



Oral dosage form of 25-hydroxyvitamin D

Tue, 09 Dec 2014 08:00:00 EST

Methods and compositions for treating 25-hydroxyvitamin D insufficiency and deficiency in a patient are described herein. The method includes orally administering to the patient a delayed, sustained release formulation including a first ingredient selected from the group consisting of 25-hydroxyvitamin D2, 25-hydroxyvitamin D3, or a combination of 25-hydroxyvitamin D2 and 25-hydroxyvitamin D3, or it includes gradually administering to the patient a sterile intravenous formulation including a first ingredient selected from the group consisting of 25-hydroxyvitamin D2, 25-hydroxyvitamin D3, or a combination of 25-hydroxyvitamin D2 and 25-hydroxyvitamin D3.



Photosensitive resin composition for color filter and color filter using the same

Tue, 09 Dec 2014 08:00:00 EST

Disclosed is a photosensitive resin composition for a color filter and a color filter using the same. The photosensitive resin composition for a color filter includes (A) a dye-polymer composite including a structural unit derived from the compound represented by the following Chemical Formula 1, wherein each substituent is the same as defined in the detailed description; (B) an acryl-based photopolymerizable monomer; (C) a photopolymerization initiator; and (D) a solvent.



Dosage form to increase prasterone bioavailability

Tue, 02 Dec 2014 08:00:00 EST

A way to formulate prasterone to both increase its oral bioavailability, and decrease the variability of its oral bioavailability. In contrast to the approach taught by the prior art, the instant approach is amenable to scale-up to commercial scale. Further, the resulting product is amenable to analysis using standard, known quantitative analytical techniques; thus, unlike the prior art approach, the instant approach may be used to manufacture a product in conformity with applicable regulatory standards.



Use of 9, 10-anthraquinone compounds

Tue, 25 Nov 2014 08:00:00 EST

Use of 9,10-anthraquinone compounds of formula (I) or pharmaceutical salts thereof or plant extracts containing said compounds in the preparation of anti-HCV medicaments is disclosed, in which Y1 are Y2 are independently hydrogen, hydroxyl or groups of formula (II); and R1, R2, R3, R4, R5 and R6 are independently hydrogen, hydroxyl, carboxyl, cyano group, nitro group, groups of formula (III) or groups selected from those substituted or unsubstituted groups: amino, C1-C6 aliphatic hydrocarbon, C3-C7 cyclic aliphatic hydrocarbon, C1-C6 alkoxy, C2-C7 carbalkoxy, C1-C4 acyloxy, C6-C20 aryl, or 5 to 7 members heterocyclic or benzoheterocyclic thereof; or R5 and R6 form the group of formula (IV). The compounds of present invention are cheap, safe and effective because that they mostly come from traditional Chinese medicines and have better anti-HCV effects and lighter side effects.



C-17 bicyclic amines of triterpenoids with HIV maturation inhibitory activity

Tue, 18 Nov 2014 08:00:00 EST

Compounds having drug and bio-affecting properties, their pharmaceutical compositions and methods of use are set forth. In particular, C-17 bicyclic amines of triterpenoids that possess unique antiviral activity are provided as HIV maturation inhibitors, as represented by compounds of Formulas I, II and III: These compounds are useful for the treatment of HIV and AIDS.



Crystallization of (20R) and (20S) analogs of 2-methylene-19-nor-24-dimethyl-1α,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3

Tue, 11 Nov 2014 08:00:00 EST

Disclosed are methods of purifying (20R) and (20S) analogs of 2-methylene-19-nor-22-dimethyl-1α,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3 to obtain the (20R) and (20S) analogs in crystalline form. The method includes the steps of preparing a solvent of either diethyl ether or a mixture of 2-propanol and hexane, dissolving a product containing the (20R) and (20S) analog to be purified in the solvent, cooling the solvent and dissolved product below ambient temperature for a sufficient amount of time to form a precipitate of crystals, and recovering the crystals.



Synthesis of 7-acetyleno quinone methide derivatives and their application as vinylic polymerization retarders

Tue, 11 Nov 2014 08:00:00 EST

The invention provides a method for synthesizing 7-Acetyleno quinone methide compounds that is safe and inexpensive. The method avoids the need for extremely cold reaction temperatures and unlike the prior art does not require any highly explosive materials. The method comprises the steps of: a) performing a condensation reaction between 3,5-di-tert-butyl-4-hydroxybenzaldehyde and a secondary amine thereby forming a secondary amine quinone methide intermediate;b) removing water from the secondary amine quinone methide intermediate by azeotropic distillation;c) adding the dehydrated secondary amine quinone methide intermediate to an organic medium containing a metal acetylide to form a Mannich base intermediate; andd) adding a release agent to the Mannich base intermediate to yield a 7-Acetyleno quinone methide.



Synthetic bile acid compositions and methods

Tue, 11 Nov 2014 08:00:00 EST

Bile acids and related compositions and methods of synthesis and use. More specifically, deoxycholic acid and related compositions, said compositions being free of all moieties of animal origin and free of pyrogenic moieties.



Topical tetracycline compositions

Tue, 28 Oct 2014 08:00:00 EDT

A topical therapeutic hydrophobic breakable composition includes a carrier comprising (a) about 60% to about 99% by weight of at least one hydrophobic oil; (b) at least one viscosity-modifying agents selected from the group consisting of a fatty alcohol, a fatty acid and a wax; and (c) a tetracycline antibiotic, characterized in that at least part of the tetracycline antibiotic is suspended in the composition; the viscosity of the composition is at least about 30% higher than the viscosity of the carrier without the tetracycline antibiotic; and is higher than the viscosity of the hydrophobic oil and the tetracycline antibiotic without the viscosity modifying agents; and the amount of viscosity modifying agents can optionally be reduced by at least an amount by weight that would have increased the viscosity of the carrier without the tetracycline antibiotic by at least 30%; wherein the tetracycline is chemically stable in the composition for at least six months; wherein more than about 90% of the tetracycline has not broken down; wherein when packaged in an aerosol container to which is added a liquefied or compressed gas propellant the composition affords upon release from the container a breakable foam of at least good quality that breaks easily upon application of shear force.



Topical tetracycline compositions

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 08:00:00 EDT

A topical therapeutic hydrophobic breakable composition includes a carrier comprising (a) about 60% to about 99% by weight of at least one hydrophobic oil; (b) at least one viscosity-modifying agents selected from the group consisting of a fatty alcohol, a fatty acid and a wax; and (c) a tetracycline antibiotic, characterized in that at least part of the tetracycline antibiotic is suspended in the composition; the viscosity of the composition is at least about 30% higher than the viscosity of the carrier without the tetracycline antibiotic; and is higher than the viscosity of the hydrophobic oil and the tetracycline antibiotic without the viscosity modifying agents. The tetracycline is chemically stable in the composition for at least six months; wherein more than about 90% of the tetracycline has not broken down. The composition is packaged as a breakable foam that breaks easily upon application of shear force.



Process for the preparation of 17-(3-hydroxypropyl)-17-hydroxysteroids

Tue, 07 Oct 2014 08:00:00 EDT

The present invention relates to a process for the preparation of 17α-(3-hydroxypropyl)-17β-hydroxysteroids of the formula I starting from 17-ketosteroids of the formula III via the intermediates of the formula V wherein the radicals R3, R5, R6, R7, R10, R13, R15, R16, R40, R41 and R42 have the meaning indicated in the description.



Steroids having increased water solubility and resistance against metabolism, and methods for their production

Tue, 07 Oct 2014 08:00:00 EDT

Steroid compounds having increased resistance against metabolism and increased water solubility are disclosed, together with methods for their production. These substances are suitable for the manufacture of pharmaceuticals for the treatment of steroid related or steroid induced CNS disorders and for use in methods of prevention, alleviation or treatment of such disorders.



Compositions and methods for cancer treatment

Tue, 07 Oct 2014 08:00:00 EDT

Bromoacetoxycalcidiol (B3CD), which is structurally related to calcidiol, exhibits cytotoxic and apoptotic activity toward cancer cells, including highly aggressive neuroblastoma cells. A series of small molecules designed around the structure of B3CD is expected to have growth inhibitory and apoptogenic activities toward a wide range of malignancies. B3CD shows no apparent toxicity in vivo, indicating potential value as a chemotherapeutic agent which will be particularly useful in treating highly aggressive tumors.