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Compounds having aromatic rings and side-chain amide-functionality and a method for transporting monovalent anions across biological membranes using the same

United States Patent

April 8, 2008
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A compound containing at least two aromatic rings covalently bonded together, with each aromatic ring containing at least one oxyacetamide-based side chain, the compound being capable of forming a chloride ion channel across a lipid bilayer, and transporting chloride ion across the lipid bilayer.
Davis; Jeffery T. (College Park, MD), Sidorov; Vladimir (Richmond, VA), Kotch; Frank W. (New Phila., PA)
The University of Maryland (College Park, MD)
10/ 771,414
February 5, 2004
The work leading up to the present invention was supported by the U.S. government, particularly the Department of Energy. As such, the government may have certain rights in the invention pursuant to 35 USC 203.