Constituents of Morning Glory as Anticancer Agents

Ipomoeassin compounds derived from morning glory plant material (especially Ipomoea sp. from Suriname) are useful as anti-cancer agents. The novel compounds also are useful for treating neurodegenerative disorders (such as Alzheimer's disease) in human patients.
Patent Information:
App Type Country Serial No. Patent No. File Date Issued Date Patent Status
US Utility *United States 11/366,806 7,560,536 3/3/2006 7/14/2009 Abandoned
Category(s):
Biomedical
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Inventors:
David Kingston
Shugeng Cao
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