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New class of compounds stops disease-fueling inflammation in lab tests
Date:2/23/2012

utrophil mediated inflammation and damage.

The results are part of a patient application filed by Cincinnati Children's with the United States Patent Office for Phox-I inhibitors. The medical center's Center for Technology Commercialization is exploring opportunities to rapidly advance continuing research and development of the compounds that could possibly accelerate their transition to future clinical testing.

Zheng said that although the study data describe an innovative approach that shows promise, a significant amount of additional research is needed before the Phox-I can be tested in humans. The research team continues to experiment with structural alterations to Phox-I to make the compounds more potent in inhibiting excessive ROS and superoxide production without being toxic to normal cells. Researchers are also expanding their tests in mouse models to see how effective the compounds are in safely shutting down the onset of simulated human diseases caused by inflammation.


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Contact: Nick Miller
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Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
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