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1. (WO2003057176) PORPHYRINS WITH VIRUCIDAL ACTIVITY

Pub. No.:    WO/2003/057176    International Application No.:    PCT/US2003/000532
Publication Date: Jul 17, 2003 International Filing Date: Jan 8, 2003
IPC: A61K 31/409
A61K 31/555
Applicants: EMORY UNIVERSITY
GEORGIA STATE UNIVERSITY RESEARCH FOUNDATION, INC.
COMPANS, Richard, W.
MARZILLI, Luigi, G.
SEARS, Amy, E.
DIXON, Dabney, W.
Inventors: COMPANS, Richard, W.
MARZILLI, Luigi, G.
SEARS, Amy, E.
DIXON, Dabney, W.
Title: PORPHYRINS WITH VIRUCIDAL ACTIVITY
Abstract:
Compositions and methods of using thereof for the prevention of sexually transmitted diseases resulting from infection with one or more of viral pathogens have been developed. The compositions contain one or more porphyrins, tetrapyrrole macrocycle compounds with bridges of one carbon joining the pyrroles. In a preferred embodiment, the compositions are administered in a formulation suitable for administration to a mucosal surface.