Patents Assigned to BUCK INSTITUTE FOR RESEARCH ON AGING
  • Patent number: 10357508
    Abstract: In certain embodiments APP-specific BACE inhibitors (ASBIs) are provided as well as uses thereof. In certain embodiments methods of preventing or delaying the onset of a pre-Alzheimer's condition and/or cognitive dysfunction, and/or ameliorating one or more symptoms of a pre-Alzheimer's condition and/or cognitive dysfunction, or preventing or delaying the progression of a pre-Alzheimer's condition or cognitive dysfunction to Alzheimer's disease are provided where the method involves administering to a subject in need thereof an APP specific BACE inhibitor (ASBI) in an amount sufficient to prevent or delay the onset of a pre-Alzheimer's cognitive dysfunction, and/or to ameliorate one or more symptoms of a pre-Alzheimer's cognitive dysfunction, and/or to prevent or delay the progression of a pre-Alzheimer's cognitive dysfunction to Alzheimer's disease. In certain embodiments the ASBI is a flavonoid (e.g. galangin) or flavonoid prodrug (e.g., galangin prodrug).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: BUCK INSTITUTE FOR RESEARCH ON AGING
    Inventors: Varghese John, Dale E. Bredesen
  • Patent number: 10328073
    Abstract: Methods are provided herein for selectively killing senescent cells and for treating senescence-associated diseases and disorders by administering a senolytic agent. Senescence-associated diseases and disorders treatable by the methods using the senolytic agents described herein include cardiovascular diseases and disorders associated with or caused by arteriosclerosis, such as atherosclerosis; idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis; chronic obstructive pulmonary disease; osteoarthritis; senescence-associated ophthalmic diseases and disorders; and senescence-associated dermatological diseases and disorders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignees: Unity Biotechnology, Inc., Buck Institute for Research on Aging, Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research
    Inventors: Remi-Martin Laberge, Judith Campisi, Marco Demaria, Nathaniel David, Alain Philippe Vasserot, James L. Kirkland, Tamar Tchkonia, Yi Zhu, Darren J. Baker, Bennett G. Childs, Jan M. A. van Deursen
  • Patent number: 10279018
    Abstract: Provided herein are immunogenic compositions (vaccines) and methods for immunizing a subject with the immunogenic compositions for inducing an adaptive immune response directed specifically against senescent cells for treatment and prophylaxis of age-related diseases and disorders, and other diseases and disorders associated with or exacerbated by the presence of senescent cells. The immunogenic compositions provided herein comprise at least one or more senescent cell-associated antigens, polynucleotides encoding senescent cell-associated antigens, and recombinant expression vectors comprising the polynucleotides for use in administering to a subject in need thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignees: UNITY BIOTECHNOLOGY, INC., BUCK INSTITUTE FOR RESEARCH ON AGING, KYTHERA BIOPHARMACEUTICALS, INC.
    Inventors: Alain Philippe Vasserot, Serge Lichtsteiner, Judith Campisi
  • Patent number: 10258618
    Abstract: Methods are provided herein for selectively killing senescent cells and for treating senescence-associated diseases and disorders by administering a senolytic agent. Senescence-associated diseases and disorders treatable by the methods using the senolytic agents described herein include cardiovascular diseases and disorders associated with or caused by arteriosclerosis, such as atherosclerosis; idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis; chronic obstructive pulmonary disease; osteoarthritis; senescence-associated ophthalmic diseases and disorders; and senescence-associated dermatological diseases and disorders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignees: UNITY BIOTECHNOLOGY, INC., BUCK INSTITUTE FOR RESEARCH AGING, MAYO FOUNDATION FOR MEDICAL EDUCATION AND RESEARCH
    Inventors: Remi-Martin Laberge, Judith Campisi, Marco Demaria, Nathaniel David, Darren J. Baker, James L. Kirkland, Tamar Tchkonia, Yi Zhu, Jan M. A. van Deursen
  • Patent number: 10202355
    Abstract: In certain embodiments hydantoin compounds are provided herein that are effective to inhibit BACE activity against APP. Without being bound to a particular theory, it is believed the activity of the hydantoins identified herein appears to be associated with binding to BACE and/or to APP particularly when these moieties form a BACE/APP complex. Accordingly, it is believed the compounds described herein represent a new class of compounds designated herein as APP-Binding-BACE Inhibitors (ABBIs) and provide a new mechanism to modulate APP processing. The hydantoins described herein appear to show improved brain permeability and functional BACE inhibition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: BUCK INSTITUTE FOR RESEARCH ON AGING
    Inventors: Varghese John, Dale E. Bredesen
  • Publication number: 20180346466
    Abstract: In certain embodiments compounds (e.g., triazolopyrimidine(s) and/or triazolopyridine(s)) are provided that are effective to lower p-tau and/or to prevent or reduce elevation of p-tau, particularly in response to stress (e.g., elevated cortisol levels). The compounds are useful in the treatment or prophylaxis of pathologies characterized by abnormal amyloid plaque and or tangle formation and/or deposition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2016
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Applicant: Buck Institute for Research on Aging
    Inventors: Varghese John, Dale E. Bredesen
  • Patent number: 10130628
    Abstract: This disclosure provides a technology for managing the sensation of pain in a subject in need thereof. Treatment methods according to this invention include administering to the subject a formulation that contains an effective amount of (4-[(4S,5R)-4,5-bis(4-chlorophenyl)-4,5-dihydro-2-[4-methoxy-2-(1-methylethoxy)phenyl]-1H-imidazol-1-yl]carbonyl]-2-piperazinone).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignees: UNITY BIOTECHNOLOGY, INC., BUCK INSTITUTE FOR RESEARCH ON AGING, THE JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY, MAYO FOUNDATION FOR MEDICAL EDUCATION AND RESEARCH
    Inventors: Nathaniel David, Albert Davalos, Remi-Martin Laberge, Judith Campisi, Marco Demaria, Alain Vasserot, Chaekyu Kim, Okhee Jeon, Jennifer Elisseeff, James L. Kirkland, Tamar Tchkonia, Yi Zhu
  • Patent number: 10052305
    Abstract: In various embodiments methods and composition are provided for the treatment and/or prophylaxis of cystinuria. In certain embodiments the methods involve administering to a mammal in need thereof (e.g., identified as at risk for, or having cystinuria) an effective amount of lipoic acid and/or one or more lipoic acid derivatives.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: BUCK INSTITUTE FOR RESEARCH ON AGING
    Inventors: Tiffany Zee, Marshall L. Stoller, Pankaj Kapahi
  • Patent number: 10010546
    Abstract: Methods are provided herein for selectively killing senescent cells and for treating senescence-associated diseases and disorders by administering a senolytic agent. Senescence-associated diseases and disorders treatable by the methods using the senolytic agents described herein include cardiovascular diseases and disorders associated with or caused by arteriosclerosis, such as atherosclerosis; idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis; chronic obstructive pulmonary disease; osteoarthritis; senescence-associated ophthalmic diseases and disorders; and senescence-associated dermatological diseases and disorders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignees: Unity Biotechnology, Inc., Buck Institute for Research on Aging, Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research
    Inventors: Remi-Martin Laberge, Judith Campisi, Marco Demaria, Nathaniel David, Alain Philippe Vasserot, James L. Kirkland, Tamar Tchkonia, Yi Zhu, Darren J. Baker, Bennett G. Childs, Jan M. A. van Deursen
  • Patent number: 9993472
    Abstract: Methods are provided herein for selectively killing senescent cells and for treating senescence-associated diseases and disorders by administering a senolytic agent. Senescence-associated diseases and disorders treatable by the methods using the senolytic agents described herein include cardiovascular diseases and disorders associated with or caused by arteriosclerosis, such as atherosclerosis; idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis; chronic obstructive pulmonary disease; osteoarthritis; senescence-associated ophthalmic diseases and disorders; and senescence-associated dermatological diseases and disorders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignees: UNITY BIOTECHNOLOGY, INC., BUCK INSTITUTE FOR RESEARCH ON AGING, THE JOHN HOPKINS UNIVERSITY, MAYO FOUNDATION FOR MEDICAL EDUCATION AND RESEARCH
    Inventors: Remi-Martin Laberge, Judith Campisi, Albert Davalos, Marco Demaria, Nathaniel David, Alain Philippe Vasserot, James L. Kirkland, Tamar Tchkonia, Jan M. A. van Deursen, Jennifer Elisseeff, Chaekyu Kim, Okhee Jeon, Yi Zhu
  • Patent number: 9980962
    Abstract: Methods are provided herein for selectively killing senescent cells and for treating senescence-associated diseases and disorders by administering a senolytic agent. Senescence-associated diseases and disorders treatable by the methods using the senolytic agents described herein include cardiovascular diseases and disorders associated with or caused by arteriosclerosis, such as atherosclerosis; idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis; chronic obstructive pulmonary disease; osteoarthritis; senescence-associated ophthalmic diseases and disorders; and senescence-associated dermatological diseases and disorders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignees: UNITY BIOTECHNOLOGY, INC, BUCK INSTITUTE FOR RESEARCH ON AGING, MAYO FOUNDATION FOR MEDICAL EDUCATIOIN AND RESEARCH
    Inventors: Remi-Martin Laberge, Judith Campisi, Marco Demaria, Nathaniel David, Darren J. Baker, James L. Kirkland, Tamar Tchkonia, Jan M. A. van Deursen, Yi Zhu
  • Patent number: 9926280
    Abstract: In certain embodiments hydantoin compounds are provided herein that are effective to inhibit BACE activity against APP. Without being bound to a particular theory, it is believed the activity of the hydantoins identified herein appears to be associated with binding to BACE and/or to APP particularly when these moieties form a BACE/APP complex. Accordingly, it is believed the compounds described herein represent a new class of compounds designated herein as APP-Binding-BACE Inhibitors (ABBIs) and provide a new mechanism to modulate APP processing. The hydantoins described herein appear to show improved brain permeability and functional BACE inhibition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: Buck Institute for Research on Aging
    Inventors: Varghese John, Dale E. Bredesen
  • Patent number: 9901081
    Abstract: This invention provides a transgenic mouse with a p16INK4a promoter sequence that controls expression of a protein such that it is expressed preferentially in senescent cells. The protein either directly induces apoptosis, or converts a prodrug to a cytotoxic compound. In addition, the mouse is injected with syngeneic tumor cells, or has second transgene that causes tumors to form. Removing senescent cells from the mouse may result in the formation of fewer tumors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignees: Buck Institute for Research on Aging, Erasmus University Medical Center Rotterdam
    Inventors: Judith Campisi, Marco Demaria, Francis Rodier, Remi-Martin Laberge, James Mitchell, Jan H. J. Hoeijmakers, Wendy Toussaint
  • Patent number: 9901080
    Abstract: This invention provides a transgenic mouse for studying the role of senescent cells on an age-related disorder or an age-sensitive trait. The transgene contains a p16 promoter sequence that controls expression of an enzyme so as to cause the enzyme to be expressed in senescent cells in the mouse. The enzyme converts a prodrug to a cytotoxic agent, so that treating the mouse with the prodrug results in the prodrug selectively killing the senescent cells. As a result, progression of an age-related disorder or an age-sensitive trait is delayed. Included is the 3MR mouse model, which also expresses bioluminescent and fluorescent markers under control of the p16 promoter so that senescent cells in the mice can be visualized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignees: Buck Institute for Research on Aging, Erasmus University Medical Center Rotterdam
    Inventors: Judith Campisi, Marco Demaria, Remi-Martin Laberge, Francis Rodier, James Mitchell, Jan H. J. Hoeijmakers, Wendy Toussaint
  • Patent number: 9884065
    Abstract: Methods are provided herein for enhancing the effectiveness of medical therapies by administering agents that suppress a biological damage response that is inducible by the medical therapy administered to a subject. In certain embodiments, a method is provided for administering an anti-senescent cell agent that suppresses a biological response comprising cellular senescence that is induced by the medical therapy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: Buck Institute for Research on Aging
    Inventors: Judith Campisi, Remi-Martin Laberge, Francis Rodier, Marco Demaria
  • Patent number: 9855266
    Abstract: Methods are provided herein for selectively killing senescent cells and for treating senescence-associated diseases and disorders by administering a senolytic agent. Senescence-associated diseases and disorders treatable by the methods using the senolytic agents described herein include cardiovascular diseases and disorders associated with or caused by arteriosclerosis, such as atherosclerosis; idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis; chronic obstructive pulmonary disease; osteoarthritis; senescence-associated ophthalmic diseases and disorders; and senescence-associated dermatological diseases and disorders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignees: Unity Biotechnology, Inc., Buck Institute for Research on Aging, Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research, The John Hopkins University
    Inventors: Remi-Martin Laberge, Judith Campisi, Albert Davalos, Marco Demaria, Nathaniel David, Alain Philippe Vasserot, James L. Kirkland, Tamar Tchkonia, Jennifer Elisseeff, Chaekyu Kim, Okhee Jeon, Yi Zhu
  • Patent number: 9849128
    Abstract: Methods are provided herein for selectively killing senescent cells and for treating senescence-associated diseases and disorders by administering a senolytic agent. Senescence-associated diseases and disorders treatable by the methods using the senolytic agents described herein include cardiovascular diseases and disorders associated with or caused by arteriosclerosis, such as atherosclerosis; idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis; chronic obstructive pulmonary disease; osteoarthritis; senescence-associated ophthalmic diseases and disorders; and senescence-associated dermatological diseases and disorders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignees: Unity Biotechnology, Inc., Buck Institute for Research on Aging, Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research, The John Hopkins University
    Inventors: Remi-Martin Laberge, Judith Campisi, Albert Davalos, Marco Demaria, Nathaniel David, Alain Philippe Vasserot, James L. Kirkland, Tamar Tchkonia, Yi Zhu, Jennifer Elisseeff, Chaekyu Kim, Okhee Jeon
  • Patent number: 9617514
    Abstract: In certain embodiments methods are provided for inducing and/or restoring and/or maintaining a non-senescent phenotype, or aspects thereof (e.g., proliferative capacity and/or pluripotency) in a mammalian cell. The methods typically involve reducing the level or activity of SINE/Alu retrotransposon transcripts in the cell in an amount sufficient to induce or restore proliferative capacity and/or pluripotency to said mammalian cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: BUCK INSTITUTE FOR RESEARCH ON AGING
    Inventor: Victoria V. Lunyak
  • Patent number: 9605001
    Abstract: The present invention relates to production of polyketides and other natural products and to libraries of compounds and individual novel compounds. One important area is the isolation and potential use of novel FKBP-ligand analogues and host cells that produce these compounds. The invention is particularly concerned with methods for the efficient transformation of strains that produce FKBP analogues and recombinant cells in which cloned genes or gene cassettes are expressed to generate novel compounds such as polyketide (especially rapamycin) FKBP-ligand analogues, and to processes for their preparation, and to means employed therein (e.g. nucleic acids, vectors, gene cassettes and genetically modified strains).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: Buck Institute for Research On Aging
    Inventors: Matthew Alan Gregory, Steven James Moss
  • Patent number: 9534016
    Abstract: In certain embodiments compositions are provided that comprise a pentapeptide comprising the formula: C1-X2-X3-X4-C5 where C1 and C5 are independently selected cysteines or cysteine analogues, or other amino acids with sidechains suitable for cyclization, where the cysteines or cysteine analogs are attached to each other by a linkage that does not comprise X2, X3, and X4; where X2, X3, and X4 are independently selected amino acids; and the peptide, when administered to a cell alters APP signaling and/or switches APP processing from aberrant to normal. The compositions mitigate amyloid plaque formation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: BUCK INSTITUTE FOR RESEARCH ON AGING
    Inventors: Varghese John, Clare Peters-Libeu, Dale E. Bredesen