Patents Assigned to Genetics Institute, LLC
  • Patent number: 8232252
    Abstract: A novel P-selectin ligand glycoprotein is disclosed, comprising the amino acid sequence set forth in SEQ ID NO:2 or by the amino acid sequence set forth in SEQ ID NO:4. DNA sequences encoding the P-selectin ligand protein are also disclosed, along with vectors, host cells, and methods of making the P-selectin ligand protein. Pharmaceutical compositions containing the P-selectin ligand protein and methods of treating inflammatory disease states characterized by P-selectin- and E-selectin-mediated intercellular adhesion are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2012
    Assignee: Genetics Institute, LLC
    Inventors: Glenn R. Larsen, Dianne S. Sako, Xiao-Jia Chang, Geertruida M. Veldman, Dale Cumming, Ravindra Kumar, Gray Shaw
  • Patent number: 8048984
    Abstract: Novel human GIL-19/AE289 protein is disclosed which shows a high degree of homology to interleukin-10 (IL-10). Polynucleotides encoding such protein are also enclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2011
    Assignee: Genetics Institute, LLC
    Inventors: Kenneth Jacobs, Lynette Fouser, Vikki Spaulding, Dejun Xuan
  • Publication number: 20110262390
    Abstract: Inhibitors of IL-22 are disclosed as well as pharmaceutical compositions and methods of using same. The inhibitors include IL-22 antibodies and are useful for treating inflammatory disorders.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2011
    Publication date: October 27, 2011
    Applicant: Genetics Institute, LLC
    Inventors: Kenneth Jacobs, Debra D. Pittman, Lynette Fouser, Vikki Spaulding, Dejun Xuan
  • Patent number: 8012475
    Abstract: Method of treating autoimmune conditions are disclosed comprising administering to a mammalian subject IL-12 or an IL-12 antagonist. In certain preferred embodiments the autoimmune condition is one which is promoted by an increase in levels of IFN-? or TNF-?. Suitable conditions for treatment include multiple sclerosis, systemic lupus erythematosus, rheumatoid arthritis, autoimmune pulmonary inflammation, Guillain-Barre syndrome, autoimmune thyroiditis, insulin dependent diabetes melitis and autoimmune inflammatory eye disease.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2011
    Assignee: Genetics Institute, LLC
    Inventors: John Leonard, Samuel Goldman, Richard O'Hara, Jr.
  • Patent number: 7994292
    Abstract: Polynucleotides encoding the MU-1 hematopoietin receptor superfamily chain and fragments thereof are disclosed. MU-1 proteins, antibodies (and fragments thereof) that specifically bind to MU-1 proteins (and fragments thereof), and methods for their production are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2011
    Assignee: Genetics Institute, LLC
    Inventors: Debra D. Donaldson, Michelle J. Unger
  • Patent number: 7976840
    Abstract: The invention provides isolated nucleic acids molecules, designated GL50 nucleic acid molecules, which encode novel GL50 polypeptides. The invention also provides antisense nucleic acid molecules, recombinant expression vectors containing GL50 nucleic acid molecules, host cells into which the expression vectors have been introduced, and nonhuman transgenic animals in which a GL50 gene has been introduced or disrupted. The invention still further provides isolated GL50 polypeptides, fusion proteins, antigenic peptides and anti-GL50 antibodies. Diagnostic, screening, and therapeutic methods utilizing compositions of the invention are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2011
    Assignee: Genetics Institute, LLC
    Inventors: Vincent Ling, Kyriaki Dunussi-Joannopoulos
  • Patent number: 7927835
    Abstract: A novel P-selectin ligand glycoprotein is disclosed, comprising the amino acid sequence set forth in SEQ ID NO:2 or by the amino acid sequence set forth in SEQ ID NO:4. DNA sequences encoding the P-selectin ligand protein are also disclosed, along with vectors, host cells, and methods of making the P-selectin ligand protein. Pharmaceutical compositions containing the P-selectin ligand protein and methods of treating inflammatory disease states characterized by P-selectin- and E-selectin-mediated intercellular adhesion are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2011
    Assignee: Genetics Institute, LLC
    Inventors: Glenn R. Larsen, Dianne S. Sako, Xiao-Jia Chang, Geertruida M. Veldman, Dale Cumming, Ravindra Kumar, Gray Shaw
  • Patent number: 7842669
    Abstract: Methods and compositions are provided for the treatment of articular cartilage defects and disease involving the combination of tissue, such as osteochondral grafts, with active growth factor. The active growth factor is preferably a composition containing at least one bone morphogenetic protein and a suitable carrier. The method results in the regeneration and/or functional repair of articular cartilage tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2010
    Assignee: Genetics Institute, LLC
    Inventors: Renwen Zhang, Diane Peluso, Elisabeth Morris
  • Patent number: 7820796
    Abstract: Methods are provided for purification of Factor VIII polypeptides by affinity chromatography and ion exchange chromatography, in which the eluate from the affinity column is diluted with a solution comprising higher salt concentration, or lower non-polar agent concentration than that of the elution solution, prior to passing the diluted solution through the ion exchange column. The affinity matrix may comprise a monoclonal antibody or a peptide ligand. The methods result in improved purification without significant yield loss.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2010
    Assignee: Genetics Institute, LLC.
    Inventors: James Booth, Suresh Vunnum, Brian D. Kelley
  • Patent number: 7709214
    Abstract: The invention provides isolated nucleic acids molecules, designated PD-L2 nucleic acid molecules, which encode novel B7-related molecules which are ligands for PD-1. The invention also provides antisense nucleic acid molecules, recombinant expression vectors containing PD-L2 nucleic acid molecules, host cells into which the expression vectors have been introduced, and nonhuman transgenic animals in which a PD-L2 gene has been introduced or disrupted. The invention further provides isolated PD-L2 polypeptides, fusion proteins, antigenic peptides and anti-PD-L2 antibodies. The invention still further provides methods for promoting or inhibiting the interaction between PD-L2 and PD-1. Diagnostic and treatment methods utilizing compositions of the invention are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2010
    Assignees: Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Inc., Genetics Institute, LLC
    Inventors: Gordon J. Freeman, Irene Chernova, Tatyana Chernova, Nelly Malenkovich, Clive R. Wood
  • Patent number: 7705123
    Abstract: Polynucleotides encoding the MU-1 hematopoietin receptor superfamily chain and fragments thereof are disclosed. MU-1 proteins and methods for their production are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2010
    Assignee: Genetics Institute, LLC
    Inventors: Debra D. Donaldson, Michelle J. Unger
  • Publication number: 20100086516
    Abstract: Polynucleotides encoding the IL-13 receptor and fragments thereof are disclosed. IL-13 receptor proteins, methods for their production, inhibitors of binding of IL-13 and its receptor and methods for their identification are also disclosed. Methods of medical treatment using such molecules and antagonists of the IL-13/IL-13R interaction are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2009
    Publication date: April 8, 2010
    Applicants: GENETICS INSTITUTE, LLC, THE JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Mary Collins, Debra Donaldson, Lori Fitz, Tamlyn Neben, Matthew J. Whitters, Clive Wood, Marsha Wills-Karp
  • Patent number: 7678885
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a methods for producing recombinant heterodimeric BMP proteins useful in the field of treating bone defects, healing bone injury and in wound healing in general. The invention also relates to the recombinant heterodimers and compositions containing them.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2010
    Assignee: Genetics Institute, LLC
    Inventors: David Israel, Neil M. Wolfman
  • Patent number: 7674591
    Abstract: Polynucleotides encoding the IL-13 receptor and fragments thereof are disclosed. IL-13 receptor proteins, methods for their production, inhibitors of binding of IL-13 and its receptor and methods for their identification are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2010
    Assignee: Genetics Institute, LLC
    Inventors: Mary Collins, Debra Donaldson, Lori Fitz, Tamlyn Neben, Matthew Whitters, Clive Wood
  • Patent number: 7666421
    Abstract: The invention relates to a humanized anti-B7-2 antibody that comprises a variable region of nonhuman origin and at least a portion of an immunoglobulin of human origin. The invention also pertains to methods of treatment for various autoimmune diseases, transplant rejection, inflammatory disorders and infectious diseases by administering humanized anti-B7-2 and/or anti-B7-1 antibodies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2010
    Assignee: Genetics Institute, LLC
    Inventors: Man Sung Co, Maximiliano Vasquez, Beatriz Carreno, Abbie Cheryl Celniker, Mary Collins, Samuel Goldman, Gary S. Gray, Andrea Knight, Denise O'Hara, Bonita Rup, Geertruida M. Veldman
  • Patent number: 7638492
    Abstract: The invention identifies PD-1 as a receptor for B7-4. B7-4 can inhibit immune cell activation upon binding to an inhibitory receptor on an immune cell. Accordingly, the invention provides agents for modulating PD-1, B7-4, and the interaction between B7-4 and PD-1 in order to modulate a costimulatory or an inhibitory signal in a immune cell resulting in modulation of the immune response.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2009
    Assignees: Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Inc., Genetics Institute, LLC
    Inventors: Clive R. Wood, Gordon J. Freeman
  • Patent number: 7638604
    Abstract: Antibodies and antigen-binding fragments thereof that bind interleukin-22 (IL-22), in particular, human IL-22, and their uses in regulating IL-22-associated immune responses are disclosed. The antibodies disclosed herein are useful in diagnosing, preventing, or treating IL-22-associated immune disorders, e.g., autoimmune disorders (e.g., arthritis).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2009
    Assignee: Genetics Institute, LLC
    Inventors: Jing Li, Xiang-Yang Tan, Kathleen N. Tomkinson, Debra D. Pittman, Geertruida M. Veldman, Lynette Fouser
  • Patent number: 7608580
    Abstract: An injectable formulation is disclosed for delivery of osteogenic proteins. The formulation comprises a pharmaceutically acceptable admixture of an osteogenic protein; and formulations comprising osteogenic protein, hyaluronic acid derivatives and tricalcium phosphate are also disclosed. Methods for formulating porous injectable gels and pastes from hyaluronic acid are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2009
    Assignees: Genetics Institute, LLC, Fidia Advanced Biopolymers S.R.L.
    Inventors: Hyun Kim, Rebecca Li, Alessandra Pavesio, Lanfranco Callegaro, Howard Seeherman, John Wozney
  • Patent number: 7601813
    Abstract: The invention provides isolated nucleic acids molecules, designated GL50 nucleic acid molecules, which encode novel GL50 polypeptides. The invention also provides antisense nucleic acid molecules, recombinant expression vectors containing GL50 nucleic acid molecules, host cells into which the expression vectors have been introduced, and nonhuman transgenic animals in which a GL50 gene has been introduced or disrupted. The invention still further provides isolated GL50 polypeptides, fusion proteins, antigenic peptides and anti-GL50 antibodies. Diagnostic, screening, and therapeutic methods utilizing compositions of the invention are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2009
    Assignee: Genetics Institute, LLC
    Inventors: Vincent Ling, Kyriaki Dunussi-Joannopoulos
  • Patent number: 7592007
    Abstract: Isolated ligands which bind a molecule expressed on the surface of T cells and induce antigen specific apoptosis in activated T cells are disclosed. Preferably, the T cell surface molecule is CTLA4 and the ligand is a monoclonal anti-CTLA4 antibody that binds to an epitope of CTLA4 distinct from the binding sites of B7-1 and B7-2. Upon binding of the antibody to CTLA4 on an activated T cell, in the presence of an antigenic signal, antigen specific apoptosis is induced. The invention also describes a novel natural CTLA4 ligand, distinct from B7-1 and B7-2, which mediates induction of apoptosis. Pharmaceutical compositions of anti-CTLA4 antibodies or other isolated CTLA4 ligands which can be administered to subjects to induce T cell apoptosis, thereby clonally deleting antigen specific T cells, such as alloreactive T cells in transplantation situations or autoreactive T cells in autoimmune disorders, are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2009
    Assignees: Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Inc., Genetics Institute, LLC
    Inventors: John G. Gribben, Gordon J. Freeman, Lee M. Nadler, Paul Rennert, Cindy L. Jellis, Edward Greenfield, Gary S. Gray