Patent Number: 7,786,042

Title: Fluridone as an anti-inflammatory agent

Abstract: The invention relates to a novel use of fluridone--compound known per se and used as an aquatic erbicide--in the medical field, in particular as an active compound for preparing a medicament having anti-inflammatory activity. Pharmaceutical compositions comprising fluridone as an active compound and pharmaceutically acceptable carriers and/or diluents are also disclosed. Finally, there is disclosed the pro-inflammatory activity of abscisic acid (ABA), a plant hormone which is also found in mammal serum and against which fluridone acts an inhibitor.

Inventors: Zocchi; Elena (Genoa, IT), Guida; Lucrezia (Genoa, IT), Bruzzone; Santina (Arenzano, IT), Scarfi'; Sonia (Genoa, IT), Magnone; Mirko (Genoa, IT), Basile; Giovanna (Genoa, IT), Benatti; Umberto (Genoa, IT), De Flora; Antonio (Genoa, IT), Moreschi; Iliana (Albisola Superiore, IT), Franco; Luisa (Genoa, IT), Salis; Annalisa (Quiliano, IT)

Assignee: Universita' Degli Studi Di Genova

International Classification: A01N 43/34 (20060101); A61P 29/00 (20060101); A61K 31/44 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/31/12018