Patent Number: 7,820,636

Title: Sugar intake promoters

Abstract: An object of the invention is to provide a substance that activates saccharide uptake in epidermal cells and is thus expected to be effective in promoting skin cell neogenesis and metabolism. The invention provides a promoter for saccharide uptake in epidermal keratinocytes which comprises a purine base or a salt thereof as an active ingredient. The present invention further provides a method of promoting saccharide uptake in epidermal keratinocytes, comprising applying a purine base or a salt thereof to the skin.

Inventors: Okuda; Hiromichi (Matsuyama, JP), Morimoto; Chie (Matsuyama, JP), Kameda; Kenji (Ehime, JP), Harano; Fumiki (Kyoto, JP)

Assignee: Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.

International Classification: A61K 31/7076 (20060101); A61K 31/522 (20060101); A61K 31/52 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2018-10-26 0:00:00