Patent Number: 6,255,279

Title: Cosmetic preparations containing vertebrate proteins and having antibacterial, antimycotical and antiviral action

Abstract: A peptide which is a monomer, homodimer, heterodimer, homotrimer, heterotrimer, homotetramer or heterotetramer, and is based on the following amino acid sequence: which has been designated SEQ ID NO.: 1, or a variant of said amino acid sequence, as a homomonomer or heteromonomer. In the forgoing amino acid sequence, each Xaa independently represents an amino acid selected from the group consisting of essential and non-essential amino acids. The peptides have activity against bacteria, mycota, and viruses, and are useful in cosmetic and pharmaceutical compositions against such microorganisms when topically applied to a person.

Inventors: Christophers; Enno (Kiel, DE), Hoppe; Udo (Hamburg, DE), Schroder; Jens-M (Blumenthal, DE), Wolf; Florian (Hamburg, DE)

Assignee: Beiersdorf AG

International Classification: A61K 8/30 (20060101); A61K 8/64 (20060101); A61K 8/04 (20060101); A61K 8/14 (20060101); A61Q 17/00 (20060101); A61Q 5/02 (20060101); A61Q 19/10 (20060101); A61Q 5/00 (20060101); A61Q 1/02 (20060101); A61Q 15/00 (20060101); A61Q 19/00 (20060101); A61Q 1/06 (20060101); C07K 14/46 (20060101); C07K 14/435 (20060101); C07K 14/47 (20060101); A61K 38/00 (20060101); A61K 007/06 (); A61K 007/48 (); A61K 038/17 (); C07K 014/46 ()

Expiration Date: 07/03/2018