Patent Number: 6,967,021

Title: Use of Galectin-3 to promote the re-epithelialization of wounds

Abstract: Methods for the therapeutic treatment of epithelial wounds in mammals comprising administering to a mammal afflicted with an epithelial wound a therapeutically effective amount of a galectin-3 protein and/or a galectin-7 protein are provided. Pharmaceutical compositions comprising a pharmaceutically suitable carrier or diluent and as an active agent a galectin-3 protein and/or a galectin-7 protein are also provided.

Inventors: Panjwani; Noorjahan (Medford, MA), Cao; Zhiyi (Cambridge, MA)

Assignee: Trustees of Tufts College

International Classification: A61K 38/17 (20060101); A61K 039/00 (); A61K 038/00 ()

Expiration Date: 1/22/02018