Patents Assigned to Oncotherapy Science, Inc.
  • Patent number: 9644010
    Abstract: Isolated LY6K-derived epitope peptides having Th1 cell inducibility are disclosed herein. Such peptides can be recognized by MHC class II molecules and induce Th1 cells. In preferred embodiments, such a peptide of the present invention can be promiscuously bind to MHC class II molecules and induce LY6K-specific cytotoxic T lymphocytes (CTLs) in addition to Th1 cells. Such peptides are thus suitable for use in enhancing immune response in a subject, and accordingly find use in cancer immunotherapy, in particular, as cancer vaccines. Also disclosed herein are polynucleotides that encode any of the aforementioned peptides, APCs and Th1 cells induced by such peptides and methods of induction associated therewith. Pharmaceutical compositions that comprise any of the aforementioned components as active ingredients find use in the treatment and/or prevention of cancers or tumors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: OncoTherapy Science, Inc.
    Inventors: Yasuharu Nishimura, Yusuke Tomita, Ryuji Osawa
  • Patent number: 9597382
    Abstract: Peptide vaccines against cancer are described herein. In particular, isolated epitope peptides derived from the KNTC2 gene that elicit CTLs and thus are suitable for use in the context of cancer immunotherapy are provided. The inventive peptides encompass both KNTC2-derived peptides and modified versions thereof, provided such modified versions retain the requisite CTL inducibility of the original sequences.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: OncoTherapy Science, Inc.
    Inventors: Takuya Tsunoda, Ryuji Osawa, Sachiko Yoshimura, Tomohisa Watanabe
  • Patent number: 9585948
    Abstract: The present invention provides isolated peptides or the fragments derived from SEQ ID NO: 42, which bind to an HLA antigen and induce cytotoxic T lymphocytes (CTL). The peptides may include one of the above mentioned amino acid sequences with substitution, deletion, or addition of one, two, or several amino acids sequences. The present invention also provides pharmaceutical compositions including these peptides. The peptides of this invention can be used for treating cancer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: OncoTherapy Science, Inc.
    Inventors: Yusuke Nakamura, Takuya Tsunoda, Ryuji Osawa, Sachiko Yoshimura, Tomohisa Watanabe, Gaku Nakayama
  • Patent number: 9561265
    Abstract: Isolated KIF20A-derived epitope peptides having Th1 cell inducibility are disclosed herein. Such peptides can be recognized by MHC class II molecules and induce Th1 cells. In preferred embodiments, such a peptide of the present invention can promiscuously bind to MHC class II molecules and induce KIF20A-specific cytotoxic T lymphocytes (CTLs) in addition to Th1 cells. Such peptides are thus suitable for use in enhancing immune response in a subject, and accordingly find use in cancer immunotherapy, in particular, as cancer vaccines. Also disclosed herein are polynucleotides that encode any of the aforementioned peptides, APCs and Th1 cells induced by such peptides and methods of induction associated therewith. Pharmaceutical compositions that comprise any of the aforementioned components as active ingredients find use in the treatment and/or prevention of cancers or tumors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: OncoTherapy Science, Inc.
    Inventors: Yasuharu Nishimura, Yusuke Tomita, Ryuji Osawa
  • Patent number: 9545437
    Abstract: The present invention provides peptides having an amino acid sequence as set forth in SEQ ID NO: 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 192, 195, 197, 209, 225, 226, 228, 230, 240, 241, 243, 244, 249, 253, 254 or 255, as well as peptides having the above-mentioned amino acid sequences in which 1, 2, or several amino acids are substituted, deleted, or added, wherein the peptides possess cytotoxic T cell inducibility. The present invention also provides drugs for treating or preventing a disease associated with the over-expression of MPHOSPH1 and/or DEPDC1, e.g. cancers, containing these peptides as an active ingredient. The peptides of the present invention can also be used as vaccines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Assignee: OncoTherapy Science, Inc.
    Inventors: Tomoaki Fujioka, Yusuke Nakamura, Takuya Tsunoda, Ryuji Osawa, Midori Shida
  • Patent number: 9540447
    Abstract: Methods of detecting synovial sarcoma using differentially expressed genes are disclosed. Also disclosed are methods of identifying agents for treating synovial sarcoma. Further, a method for treating or preventing a disease that is associated with Frizzled homolog 10 (FZD10) in a subject is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: ONCOTHERAPY SCIENCE, INC.
    Inventors: Yusuke Nakamura, Toyomasa Katagiri, Chikako Fukukawa, Motoki Kuhara
  • Patent number: 9458447
    Abstract: As discussed in greater detail herein, isolated epitope peptides derived from MPHOSPH1 bind to an HLA antigen and induce cytotoxic T lymphocytes (CTL) and thus are suitable for use in the context of cancer immunotherapy, more particularly cancer vaccines. The inventive peptides encompass both the above-mentioned MPHOSPH1-derived amino acid sequences and modified versions thereof, in which one, two, or several amino acids are substituted, deleted, inserted or added, provided such modified versions retain the requisite CTL inducibility of the original sequences. Further provided are polynucleotides encoding any of the aforementioned peptides as well as pharmaceutical agents or compositions that include any of the aforementioned peptides or polynucleotides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: OncoTherapy Science, Inc.
    Inventors: Takuya Tsunoda, Ryuji Osawa, Sachiko Yoshimura, Tomohisa Watanabe, Yusuke Nakamura
  • Patent number: 9453025
    Abstract: Tricyclic compounds are provided. These compounds are PBK inhibitors, and are useful for the treatment of PBK related diseases, including cancer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Assignee: OncoTherapy Science, Inc.
    Inventors: Yusuke Nakamura, Yo Matsuo, Shoji Hisada, Feryan Ahmed, Raymond Huntley, Zohreh Sajjadi-Hashemi, David M. Jenkins, Robert B. Kargbo, Wenge Cui, Polivina Jolicia F. Gauuan, Joel R. Walker, Helene Decornez, Mahender Gurram
  • Patent number: 9446106
    Abstract: The present invention provides isolated peptides or the fragments derived from SEQ ID NO: 45, which bind to an HLA antigen and induce cytotoxic T lymphocytes (CTL). The peptides may include the above mentioned amino acid sequence with substitution deletion, or addition of one, two, or several amino acids sequences. The invention also provides pharmaceutical compositions including these peptides. The peptides of this invention can be used for diagnosing or treating cancer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: OncoTherapy Science, Inc.
    Inventors: Takuya Tsunoda, Ryuji Ohsawa, Sachiko Yoshimura, Tomohisa Watanabe, Yusuke Nakamura, Yoichi Furukawa
  • Patent number: 9427461
    Abstract: The present invention provides isolated epitope peptides derived from TOPK and immunogenic fragments thereof have an ability to induce cytotoxic T lymphocytes (CTLs) and thus are suitable for use in cancer immunotherapy, more particularly as cancer vaccines. The peptides of the present invention encompass both of peptides including a TOPK-derived amino acid sequence and modified versions thereof, in which one, two, or several amino acids are substituted, deleted, inserted and/or added, provided such modified versions have CTL inducibility. Further provided are polynucleotides encoding any of the aforementioned peptides as well as pharmaceutical compositions that include any of the aforementioned peptides or polynucleotides. The peptides, polynucleotides, and pharmaceutical compositions of this invention find particular utility in either or both of the treatment and prevention of a number of cancers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: OncoTherapy Science, Inc.
    Inventors: Yusuke Nakamura, Takuya Tsunoda, Ryuji Osawa, Sachiko Yoshimura, Tomohisa Watanabe, Gaku Nakayama
  • Patent number: 9415096
    Abstract: An objective of the present invention is to provide a means for enabling cancer immunotherapy that targets approximately 30% of various cancer patients that highly express forkhead box M1 (FOXM1) among the Japanese, by identifying FOXM1-derived peptides that can activate cancer cell-damaging human killer T cells by binding to HLA-A2. The present invention provides a peptide of (A) or (B) below: (A) a peptide including the amino acid sequence of any one of SEQ ID NOs: 1 to 3; (B) a peptide which includes the amino acid sequence of any one of SEQ ID NOs: 1 to 3, wherein one, two, or several amino acid(s) are substituted, deleted, inserted, and/or added, and wherein the peptide shows cytotoxic (killer) T cell-inducing activity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: OncoTherapy Sciences, Inc.
    Inventors: Yasuharu Nishimura, Kazunori Yokomine, Takuya Tsunoda, Yusuke Nakamura
  • Patent number: 9403890
    Abstract: Isolated peptides derived from SEQ ID NO: 50 and fragments thereof that bind to an HLA antigen and induce cytotoxic T lymphocytes (CTL) and thus are suitable for use in cancer immunotherapy are described herein. The inventive peptides encompass both the above mentioned amino acid sequences and modified versions thereof, provided they retain the requisite cytotoxic T cell inducibility of the original sequence. Further provided are nucleic acids encoding the peptides as well as pharmaceutical agents, substances and/or compositions that include any of the peptides or nucleic acids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: OncoTherapy Science, Inc.
    Inventors: Yusuke Nakamura, Takuya Tsunoda, Ryuji Ohsawa, Sachiko Yoshimura, Tomohisa Watanabe
  • Patent number: 9387238
    Abstract: Peptide vaccines against cancer are described herein. In particular, the present invention describes epitope peptides derived from CDCA1 that elicit CTLs. The present invention also provides established CTLs that specifically recognize HLA-A24 positive target cells pulsed with the peptides. Antigen-presenting cells and exosomes that present any of the peptides, as well as methods for inducing antigen-presenting cells are also provided. The present invention further provides pharmaceutical agents containing the CDCA1 polypeptides or polynucleotides encoding thereof, as well as exosomes and antigen-presenting cells as active ingredients. Furthermore, the present invention provides methods for treating and/or prophylaxis of (i.e.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: OncoTherapy Science, Inc.
    Inventors: Takuya Tsunoda, Ryuji Ohsawa, Sachiko Yoshimura
  • Patent number: 9345709
    Abstract: The present invention directs a compound represented by formula (I).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: OncoTherapy Science, Inc.
    Inventors: Yo Matsuo, Shoji Hisada, Yusuke Nakamura, Feryan Ahmed, Joel R. Walker, Raymond Huntley
  • Patent number: 9284349
    Abstract: The present invention provides peptides having an amino acid sequence as set forth in SEQ ID NO: 19, 22, 30, 34, 344, 358, 41, 44, 46, 48, 78, 376, 379, 80, 100, 101, 110, 111, 387, 112, 394, 114, 116, 117, 121, 395, 133, 135, 137, 426, 143, 147, 148, 149, 150, 152, 153, 154, 156, 160, 161, 162, 163, 166, 174, 178, 186, 194, 196, 202, 210, 213, 214, 217, 223, 227, 228, 233, 254, 271, 272 or 288, as well as peptides having the above-mentioned amino acid sequences in which 1, 2, or several (e.g., up to 5) amino acids are substituted, deleted, or added, provided the peptides possess cytotoxic T cell inducibility. The present invention also provides drugs for treating or preventing a disease associated with over-expression of the CDH3, EPHA4, ECT2, HIG2, INHBB, KIF20A, KNTC2, TTK and/or URLC10, e.g. cancers containing as an active ingredient one or more of these peptides. The peptides of the present invention find further utility as vaccines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: ONCOTHERAPY SCIENCE, INC.
    Inventors: Takuya Tsunoda, Ryuji Ohsawa
  • Publication number: 20150359864
    Abstract: This invention provides a method for preparing a formulation comprising one or more types of peptides with the use of the same solvent in a simple manner without the need for selecting an adequate solvent for each peptide in accordance with its solubility. The invention provides a pharmaceutical composition comprising one or more types of peptides as active ingredients, a basic amino acid, and/or a base, and a method for producing such composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Publication date: December 17, 2015
    Applicant: ONCOTHERAPY SCIENCE, INC.
    Inventors: Takeo HIMI, Takeshi WATANABE, Toshihiro NOGAMI, Masami SAKAI, Yukino WATANABE
  • Patent number: 9193765
    Abstract: According to the present invention, peptides having the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NOs: 14, 21, 23, 27, 36, 46, 57, 60 and 62 were demonstrated to have cytotoxic T lymphocyte (CTL) inducibility. Therefore, the present invention provides a peptide having the amino acid sequence selected from among SEQ ID NOs: 14, 21, 23, 27, 36, 46, 57, 60 and 62. The peptide can include one, two, or several amino acid substitutions, deletions, insertions, or additions so long as its CTL inducibility is retained. Furthermore, the present invention provides pharmaceutical agents for the treatment and/or prophylaxis of cancers, and/or prevention of postoperative recurrence thereof, which contain any of these peptides. Pharmaceutical agents of this invention include vaccines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: ONCOTHERAPY SCIENCE, INC.
    Inventors: Takuya Tsunoda, Ryuji Ohsawa
  • Patent number: 9187557
    Abstract: The present application provides novel human genes A7322, whose expression is markedly elevated in breast cancer. The present application also provides human genes F3374 whose expression is markedly elevated in breast cancer. These genes and polypeptides encoded thereby can be used, for example, in the diagnosis of breast cancer, and as target molecules for developing drugs against breast cancer. The invention features methods of screening for modulators of the kinase activity of PBK/TOPK. The invention further provides methods of screening for agents to prevent or treat cancer, such as breast cancer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: OncoTherapy Science, Inc.
    Inventors: Yusuke Nakamura, Toyomasa Katagiri, Shuichi Nakatsuru
  • Patent number: 9187556
    Abstract: As discussed in detail herein, isolated epitope peptides derived from SEMA5B bind to an HLA antigen and induce cytotoxic T lymphocytes (CTL) and thus are suitable for use in the context of cancer immunotherapy, more particularly cancer vaccines. The inventive peptides encompass both the above mentioned amino acid sequences and modified versions thereof, in which one, two, or several amino acids are substituted, deleted, inserted or added, provided such modified versions retain the requisite HLA binding and/or CTL inducibility of the original sequences. Further provided are polynucleotides encoding any of the aforementioned peptides as well pharmaceutical agents or compositions that include any of the aforementioned peptides or polynucleotides. The peptides, polynucleotides, pharmaceutical agents or compositions of this invention find particular utility in the treatment and/or prevention of cancers and tumors, including, for example, esophageal cancer, NSCLC, RCC and SCLC.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: OncoTherapy Science, Inc.
    Inventors: Takuya Tsunoda, Ryuji Osawa, Sachiko Yoshimura, Tomohisa Watanabe, Gaku Nakayama, Yusuke Nakamura
  • Patent number: 9139655
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an antibody or a fragment thereof which is capable of binding to a Frizzled homologue 10 (FZD10) protein, such as a mouse monoclonal antibody, a chimeric antibody and a humanized antibody. Also, the present invention relates to a method for treating and/or preventing FZD10-associated disease; a method for diagnosis or prognosis of FZD10-associated disease; and a method for in vivo imaging of FZD10 in a subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: ONCOTHERAPY SCIENCE, INC.
    Inventors: Yusuke Nakamura, Toyomasa Katagiri, Shuichi Nakatsuru, Keigo Endo