His-Gly-Gly peptide (Procter & Gamble)


United States Patent   5,252,559

Kronholm, et. al.   Oct. 12, 1993



Kronholm; Kurt G. (Oxford, OH); Schwen; Richard J. (Cincinnati, OH); Sine; Mark R. (Morrow, OH); Warren; Raphael (Cincinnati, OH); Wawrzyniak; Cynthia J. (Cincinnati, OH).



The Procter & Gamble Company (Cincinnati, OH).

Appl No: 747,811


Aug. 20, 1991



The present invention relates to a composition for regulating hair growth comprising a safe and effective amount of the tripeptide histidyl-glycyl-glycine, or a derivative thereof, and a pharmaceutically-acceptable carrier.

7 Claims, No Drawings


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Foreign Patent Documents

0415598A1     Mar, 1991     EP

0422765A1     Apr, 1991     EP

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