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Nishi-Tokyo-shi, Japan

To provide a polypeptide having heparosan-glucuronate 5-epimerase activity, whereby means for producing a polysaccharide in which hexuronic acid residues has been epimerized is provided. Through screening of

Seikagaku Corporation and Dsm Ip Assets B.V. | Date: 2014-02-20

The invention relates to the field of recombinant DNA technology for the production of chondroitin, including the production of chondroitin sulfate via a combination of recombinant bacterial fermentation and post-fermentation sulfation.

Seikagaku Corporation | Date: 2014-09-19

The present invention provides a therapeutic agent for disc herniation, which has extremely few adverse side effects, can achieve a prolonged pain-ameliorating effect when administered in only a single dose, and can exhibit a high therapeutic effect and high safety in clinical applications. The present invention relates to a therapeutic agent for disc herniation, which is characterized by containing chondroitinase ABC as an active ingredient and being administered in such a manner that the ingredient can be administered into a human disk in an amount of 1-8 units per disk.

Seikagaku Corporation | Date: 2013-03-01

A chondroitin sulfate having a decreased molecular weight which has utilization as an inhibitor of peritoneal disorder caused by long-term use of a peritoneal dialysis fluid containing glucose or a polysaccharide thereof as an osmotic agent, utilization as an osmotic agent in a peritoneal dialysis fluid, and the like. The chondroitin sulfate having a decreased molecular weight of the present invention as a means for achieving the object is characterized by having a weight average molecular weight of from 1000 to 20000 and containing a constituent disaccharide unit represented by the following structural formula in an amount of from 65% to 100% (molar ratio) of the total: (wherein GlcA represents a D-glucuronic acid residue; GalNAc represents an N-acetyl-D-galactosamine residue; 1-3 represents a 1-3 glycosidic linkage; 1-4 represents a 1-4 glycosidic linkage; and (6S) indicates that position 6 of the monosaccharide residue is sulfated).

Seikagaku Corporation | Date: 2014-08-05

The present invention relates to a pharmaceutical composition for relieving pain in a joint disease, including a hyaluronic acid and a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier, in which the hyaluronic acid is cross-linked by cyclizing a double bond in the moiety of a cinnamic acid in a partially amidated hyaluronic acid represented by Formula (1): [ArCHCHCOO(CH The pharmaceutical composition of the present invention is an intra-articular formulation that exerts rapid analgesic effects after administration, and shows extremely long durable effects for a human joint disease with only a single administration rather than multiple administrations of a conventional way.

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