Senomyx Inc.

San Diego, CA, United States

Senomyx Inc.

San Diego, CA, United States

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Patent
Senomyx Inc. | Date: 2016-09-30

The present disclosure relates to compounds which are useful as cooling sensation compounds.


Patent
Senomyx Inc. | Date: 2016-10-27

Disclosed herein are compounds having structural Formula (I), or salts thereof. These compounds are useful as sweet tasting agents and/or sweetness enhancers. Also disclosed are compositions comprising the present compounds and methods of increasing the sweet taste of ingestible compositions. Furthermore, methods for preparing the compounds are also disclosed.


Disclosed herein are stabilized sweet enhancer compositions. Also disclosed herein are methods for stabilizing sweet enhancers.


In one aspect, the present invention relates to a mammalian cell-based high-throughput assay for the profiling and screening of human epithelial sodium channel (hENaC) cloned from a human kidney c-DNA library and is also expressed in other tissues including human taste tissue. The present invention further relates to amphibian oocyte-based medium-throughput electrophysiological assays for identifying human ENaC modulators, preferably ENaC enhancers. Compounds that modulate ENaC function in a cell-based ENaC assay are expected to affect salty taste in humans. The assays described herein have advantages over existing cellular expression systems. In the case of mammalian cells, such assays can be run in standard 96 or 384 well culture plates in high-throughput mode with enhanced assay results being achieved by the use of a compound that inhibits ENaC function, preferably an amiloride derivative such as Phenamil. In the case of the inventive oocyte electrophysiological assays (two-electrode voltage-clamp technique), these assays facilitate the identification of compounds which specifically modulate human ENaC. The assays of the invention provide a robust screen useful to detect compounds that facilitate (enhance) or inhibit hENaC function. Compounds that enhance or block human ENaC channel activity should therebymodulate salty taste in humans.


Patent
Senomyx Inc. | Date: 2017-03-15

The present invention includes compounds having structural formula (Ia):


Patent
Senomyx Inc. | Date: 2016-07-08

The present invention includes compounds useful as modulators of TRPM8, such as compounds of Formula (I) and the subgenus and species thereof; personal products containing those compounds; and the use of those compounds and the personal products, particularly the use of increasing or inducing chemesthetic sensations, such as cooling or cold sensations.


The present invention includes compounds and compositions known to modify the perception of bitter taste, and combinations of said compositions and compounds with additional compositions, compounds, and products. Exemplary compositions comprise one or more of the following: cooling agents; inactive drug ingredients; active pharmaceutical ingredients; food additives or foodstuffs; flavorants, or flavor enhancers; food or beverage products; bitter compounds; sweeteners; bitterants; sour flavorants; salty flavorants; umami flavorants; plant or animal products; compounds known to be used in pet care products; compounds known to be used in personal care products; compounds known to be used in home products; pharmaceutical preparations; topical preparations; cannabis-derived or cannabis-related products; compounds known to be used in oral care products; beverages; scents, perfumes, or odorants; compounds known to be used in consumer products; silicone compounds; abrasives; surfactants; warming agents; smoking articles; fats, oils, or emulsions; and/or probiotic bacteria or supplements.


Patent
Senomyx Inc. | Date: 2016-03-02

The present invention includes compounds having structural formula (I), or pharmaceutically acceptable salts, solvate, and/or ester thereof. These compounds are useful as sweet flavor modifiers. The present invention also includes compositions comprising the present compounds and methods of enhancing the sweet taste of ingestible compositions. Furthermore, the present invention provides methods for preparing the compounds.


Patent
Senomyx Inc. | Date: 2016-06-16

The present invention includes methods/processes and intermediates for preparing compounds having structural Formula (I): wherein X is alkyl, substituted alkyl, alkenyl, substituted alkenyl, heteroalkyl, substituted heteroalkyl, heteroalkenyl, or substituted heteroalkenyl.


Patent
Senomyx Inc. | Date: 2016-10-26

The present invention includes methods/processes and intermediates for preparing sweet tast enhancers which are 4-aminobenzo[c][1,2,6]thiadiazin-5-yloxy derivatives.

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