US Patent Number
A compound and method for using the compound to reduce injury associated with ischemia and reperfusion of mammalian organs such as the heart. The compound, either Deltorphin A and/or Dermorphin H, may be administered as part of a preconditioning strategy which reduces the extent of injury and improves organ function following cessation and restoration of blood flow. The compound may be used in preparation for planned ischemia or in a prophylactic manner in anticipation of further ischemic events.
University of Kentucky Research Foundation, Lexington, KY (US)
Oeltgen, Peter R.; Bishop, Paul D.; Kindy, Mark S.; and Sanchez, Juan A., "Protection Against Ischemia and Reperfusion Injury" (2005). Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry Faculty Patents. Paper 12.