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US Patent No: 6,228,881

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Aromatic heterocyclic compounds and their use as anti-inflammatory agents

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Aromatic heterocyclic compounds and their use as anti-inflammatory agents

Innovators: Regan, John R; Cirillo, Pier F; Hickey, Eugene R; Moss, Neil; Cywin, Charles L; Pargellis, Christopher; Gilmore, Thomas A
Patent Owner: BOEHRINGER INGELHEIM PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.;
Primary Examiner: Owens Amelia
Attorney, Agent or Firm: Raymond Robert P. Bottino Anthony P. Stempel Alan R.
Abstract Text: Novel aromatic heterocyclic compounds inhibit cytokines production involved in immunoregulation and inflammation such as interleukin-1 and tumor necrosis factor production. The compounds are therefore useful in pharmaceutic compositions for treating diseases or pathological conditions involving inflammation such as chronic inflammatory diseases.
Issue Date: May 8, 2001
Application Filed: Dec 14, 1999
International Classifications: C07D; A61K