Document Type

Patent

Patent Number

US Patent 5,939,393

Patent agency

United States Patent and Trademark Office

Publication Date

8-17-1999

Assignee

University of Iowa Research Foundation (Iowa City, IA, US)

Application Number

08/840,876

Date Filed

1997-04-17

Total Pages

35 pages

Abstract

A bactericidal factor isolated from the surface fluid of airway epithelial cells and uses therefore is described. The bactericidal factor is characterized as having the following features: a) a molecular weight of less than 10 kd; b) heat stable; c) broad spectrum activity including gram positive and gram negative bacteria, fungi, and methicillin resistant Staphylococcus; and d) decreased antimicrobial activity in increasing salt concentration.

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URL

https://ir.uiowa.edu/patents/219