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High molecular weight polysaccharide that binds and inhibits virus

United States Patent

January 14, 2014
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This invention provides a high molecular weight polysaccharide capable of binding to and inhibiting virus and related pharmaceutical formulations and methods of inhibiting viral infectivity and/or pathogenicity, as well as immunogenic compositions. The invention further includes methods of inhibiting the growth of cancer cells and of ameliorating a symptom of aging. Additionally, the invention provides methods of detecting and/or quantifying and/or isolating viruses.
Konowalchuk; Thomas W. (Newport, OR), Konowalchuk; Jack (Newport, OR)
World Force Technologies, LLC (Newport, OR)
12/ 694,226
January 26, 2010
STATEMENT AS TO RIGHTS TO INVENTIONS MADE UNDER FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT This invention was made with government support under grant no. DE-FG09-93ER-20097 awarded by the Department of Energy-funded Center for Plant and Microbial Complex Carbohydrates. The Government has certain rights in the invention.