Patent Number: 6,255,286

Title: Depsipeptides and drugs containing the same as the active ingredient

Abstract: Depsipeptides represented by the formula (1): ##STR1## (wherein: R.sub.1 is a straight or branched alkyl group of 5-20 carbon atoms or a straight or branched alkoxymethyl group of 5-15 carbon atoms; R.sub.2 is --A--B, --A--B--W, --A--B--W--D or --A--B--W--D--E, R.sub.3 is a hydroxyl group, a lower alkoxy group, a benzyloxy group, --Z, --Z--G or --Z--G--J, the above A, B, D, E, G and J independently each other are a residue of an amino acid selected from alanine, valine, leucine, isoleucine, serine, threonine, lysine, hydroxylysine, arginine, cysteine, methionine, phenylalanine, tyrosine, aspartic acid, asparagine, glutamic acid, glutamine and the like or an N--(C.sub.1 -C.sub.4) alkyl derivative of these amino acid residues; the above W and Z independently each other are a residue of an amino acid selected from aspartic acid, asparagine, glutamic acid, glutamine, alanine, serine or lysine) or pharmacologically acceptable salts thereof. The depsipeptides have an activity of promoting the production of apolipoprotein E and are useful as a therapeutic agent for neurologic damages, especially for dementia, and further as a therapeutic agent for hyperlipemia.

Inventors: Yanai; Makoto (Saitama-ken, JP), Suzuki; Masashi (Saitama-ken, JP), Oshida; Norio (Saitama-ken, JP), Kawamura; Koji (Saitama-ken, JP), Hiramoto; Shigeru (Saitama-ken, JP), Yasuda; Orie (Saitama-ken, JP), Kinoshita; Nobuhiro (Saitama-ken, JP), Shingai; Akiko (Saitama-ken, JP), Takasu; Masako (Saitama-ken, JP)

Assignee: Nisshin Flour Milling Co., Ltd.

International Classification: C07K 5/103 (20060101); C07K 5/072 (20060101); C07K 11/00 (20060101); C07K 5/113 (20060101); C07K 7/06 (20060101); C07K 7/00 (20060101); C07K 5/06 (20060101); C07K 5/00 (20060101); A61K 38/00 (20060101); A61K 038/00 (); A61K 038/05 (); A61K 038/06 (); A61K 038/07 ()

Expiration Date: 07/03/2018