Patent Number: 8,791,067

Title: Method for treating malaria

Abstract: Compositions and methods for preventing or ameliorating tissue damage caused by an inflammatory disorder or pathogenic infections are described. In one aspect, a method for preventing or ameliorating tissue damage caused by an inflammatory disorder or pathogenic infection comprises administering to a subject a therapeutically effective amount of a neuregulin. In another aspect, the composition comprises one or more active agents that: (a) increase expression or activity of a neuregulin; (b) inhibit the expression or activity of CXCL10, STAT3 or HEME; or (c) both (a) and (b).

Inventors: Ford; Byron D. (Atlanta, GA), Stiles; Jonathan (Powder Springs, GA), Ford; Gregory (Cartersville, GA)

Assignee: Morehouse School of Medicine

International Classification: A61K 38/18 (20060101); C07K 14/475 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 7/29/12018