Abstract: Compositions and methods for transport or release of therapeutic and diagnostic agents or metabolites or other analytes from cells, compartments within cells, or through cell layers or barriers are described. The compositions include a membrane barrier transport enhancing agent and are usually administered in combination with an enhancer and/or exposure to stimuli to effect disruption or altered permeability, transport or release. In a preferred embodiment, the compositions include compounds which disrupt endosomal membranes in response to the low pH in the endosomes but which are relatively inactive toward cell membranes, coupled directly or indirectly to a therapeutic or diagnostic agent. Other disruptive agents can also be used, responsive to stimuli and/or enhancers other than pH, such as light, electrical stimuli, electromagnetic stimuli, ultrasound, temperature, or combinations thereof.
April 18, 2008
Date of Patent:
August 23, 2011
University of Washington, Univeristy of Massachusetts
Allan S. Hoffman, Patrick Stayton, Oliver W. Press, Niren Murthy, Chantal Lackey Reed, Lawrence A. Crum, Pierre D. Mourad, Tyrone M. Porter, David Tirrell
Abstract: The invention relates to various intraflagellar transport (IFT) polypeptides and the nucleic acids that encode them. The new IFT particle polypeptides and nucleic acids can be used in a variety, of diagnostic, screening, and therapeutic methods.
June 9, 2009
Date of Patent:
July 26, 2011
Univeristy of Massachusetts, Yale University
George B. Witman, Gregory J. Pazour, Joel L. Rosenbaum, Douglas G. Cole