US Patent 6,638,518
United States Patent and Trademark Office
University of Iowa Research Foundation (Iowa City, IA, US)
The present invention provides methods for treating at least one symptom of an inflammatory response in a mammal by administering a polypeptide to the mammal. The polypeptide can be a microbial polypeptide, or a Mycobacterial polypeptide. The present invention further provides an inflammation reaction inhibiting composition that includes a microbial polypeptide and a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier.
Ratliff, Timothy L. and Kline, Joel N. Method for inhibiting inflammatory responses. US Patent 6,638,518 filed February 22, 2000 and issued October 28, 2003. https://ir.uiowa.edu/patents/343