Compositions and methods for treating mammals with modified alginates and modified pectins

  • US 7,452,871 B2
  • Filed: 11/28/2005
  • Issued: 11/18/2008
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/23/1999
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
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1. A method of treating a condition or disease mediated by an agent selected from the group consisting of a poisonous metal, an environmental toxin and calcium circulating in the blood, the disease or condition being selected from the group consisting of blood poisoning, calcinosis, and dermatomyositis, the method comprising administering to a mammal in need of same an effective amount of pectin comprised of partially esterified polymers of galacturonic acid having a molecular weight of no more than 40,000 daltons, in an amount to effectively bind said agent.

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