Patents Assigned to ZymoGenetics, Inc.
  • Publication number: 20120089076
    Abstract: A method for treating IL-20 induced inflammation. An antagonist to IL-20 is administered to treat inflammation and associated diseases. The antagonist can be an antibody that binds to IL-20 or its receptor or a soluble receptor that binds to IL-20. Examples of such diseases are adult respiratory disease, psoriasis, eczema, contact dermatitis, atopic dermatitis, septic shock, multiple organ failure, inflammatory lung injury, bacterial pneumonia, inflammatory bowel disease, rheumatoid arthritis, asthma, ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2011
    Publication date: April 12, 2012
    Applicant: ZYMOGENETICS, INC.
    Inventors: Penny Thompson, Hal Blumberg, Yasmin A. Chandrasekher, Julia E. Novak
  • Patent number: 8153586
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods of using zFGF5 compositions to proliferate chondrocytes and their progenitors, and to induce deposition of cartilage. zFGF5 compositions are disclosed for treating disorders associated with chondrocytes, such as cartilage injuries and defects. In addition, methods for treating neurological disorders, such as stroke, are disclosed, and methods for using zFGF5 compositions to stimulate growth of cells associated with neurological injury and disease are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Assignee: ZymoGenetics, Inc.
    Inventors: Theresa A. Deisher, Darrell C. Conklin
  • Publication number: 20120082668
    Abstract: Disclosed are antagonists of IL-17A and IL-17F. The antagonists are based on soluble IL-17RA and IL-17RC fusion proteins, including hybrid soluble receptors comprising portions of both IL-17RC and IL-17RA (“IL-17RC/IL-17RA”). Such antagonists serve to block, inhibit, reduce, antagonize or neutralize the activity of IL-17F, IL-17A, or both IL-17A and IL-17F. Also disclosed are methods of using such antagonists for treating disease, particularly inflammatory diseases mediated at least in part by IL-17A and/or IL-17F.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2011
    Publication date: April 5, 2012
    Applicant: ZYMOGENETICS, INC.
    Inventors: Steven D. LEVIN, Mark W. RIXON, Gao Zeren
  • Patent number: 8133487
    Abstract: The present invention provides methods of treating psoriasis in a subject (i.e., psoriasis associated with a joint disease), by administering to the subject an effective dose of a composition comprising a soluble IL-22R/IL-20RB heterodimeric polypeptide, wherein the heterodimeric polypeptide comprises an IL-22R extracellular domain covalently linked to an IL-20RB extracellular domain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2012
    Assignee: ZymoGenetics, Inc.
    Inventors: Yasmin A. Chandrasekher, Julia E. Novak, Donald C. Foster, Wenfeng Xu, Stephen R. Jaspers
  • Patent number: 8124088
    Abstract: The present invention relates to blocking, inhibiting, reducing, antagonizing or neutralizing the activity of IL-22, IL-20, or both IL-20 and IL-22 polypeptide molecules. IL-20 and IL-22 are cytokines that are involved in inflammatory processes and human disease. IL-22RA (zcytor11) is a common receptor for IL-20 and IL-22. The present invention includes anti-IL-22RA antibodies and binding partners, as well as methods for antagonizing IL-22 or both IL-20 and IL-22 using such antibodies and binding partners.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Assignee: ZymoGenetics, Inc.
    Inventors: Wenfeng Xu, Wayne R. Kindsvogel, Yasmin A. Chandrasekher, Stacey R. Dillon, Joyce M. Lehner, Anthony W. Siadak, Pallavur V. Sivakumar, Margaret Dow Moore
  • Patent number: 8124065
    Abstract: The present invention relates to polynucleotide and polypeptide molecules for zcyto20, zcyto21, zcyto22, zycto24, and zcyto25 proteins which are most closely related to interferon-? at the amino acid sequence level. The receptor for this protein family is a class II cytokine receptor. The present invention includes methods of reducing viral infections and increasing monocyte counts. The present invention also includes antibodies to the zcyto20 polypeptides, and methods of producing the polynucleotides and polypeptides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Assignee: ZymoGenetics, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul O. Sheppard, Brian A. Fox, Kevin M. Klucher, David W. Taft, Wayne Kindsvogel
  • Patent number: 8124739
    Abstract: A mammalian cytokine-like polypeptide, called Zcyto10, polynucleotides encoding the same, antibodies which specifically bind to the polypeptide, and anti-idiotypic antibodies which bind to the antibodies. Zcyto10 is useful for promoting the healing of wounds and for stimulating the proliferation of platelets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Assignee: Zymogenetics, Inc.
    Inventors: Darrell C. Conklin, Betty A. Haldeman, Angelika Grossmann
  • Patent number: 8124356
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of forming a peptide-receptor complex with zsig33 polypeptides and their receptors as well as antibodies. Methods of modulating gastric contractility, nutrient uptake, growth hormones, the secretion of digestive enzymes and hormones, and/or secretion of enzymes and/or hormones in the pancreas are also included.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Assignee: ZymoGenetics, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul O. Sheppard, Darrell C. Conklin
  • Patent number: 8124378
    Abstract: The present invention relates to zcytor17lig polynucleotide, polypeptide and anti-zcytor17 antibody molecules. The zcytor17lig is a novel cytokine. The polypeptides may be used within methods for stimulating the immune system, and proliferation and/or development of hematopoietic cells in vitro and in vivo. The present invention also includes methods for producing the protein, uses therefor and antibodies thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Assignee: ZymoGenetics, Inc.
    Inventors: Cindy A. Sprecher, Joseph L. Kuijper, Maria M. Dasovich, Francis J. Grant, Jane A. Gross, Angela K. Hammond, Rolf E. Kuestner
  • Patent number: 8124089
    Abstract: Human anti-human IL-21 monoclonal antibodies and the hybridomas that produce them are presented. Certain of these antibodies have the ability to bind native human IL-21, a mutant recombinat IL-21 protein and/or peptide regions of human IL-21. These human anti-IL-21 antibodies are useful in therapeutic treatment of autoimmune and inflammatory diseases, particularly diseases mediated by T follicular helper cells, B cells TH cells or TH17 cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Assignee: ZymoGenetics, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen R. Jaspers, Mark W. Rixon, Stacey R. Dillon, Frederick J. Ramsdell, Cecile M. Krejsa, Eugene C. Yi
  • Patent number: 8124077
    Abstract: The present invention relates to ZCYTO18 polynucleotide and polypeptide molecules. The ZCYTO18 is a novel cytokine. The polypeptides may be used within methods for stimulating the proliferation and/or development of hematopoietic cells in vitro and in vivo. The present invention also includes methods for producing the protein, uses therefor and antibodies thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Assignee: ZymoGenetics, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott R. Presnell, Wayne Kindsvogel
  • Patent number: 8110372
    Abstract: Novel polypeptides, polynucleotides encoding the polypeptides, and related compositions and methods are disclosed for zalpha11, a novel cytokine receptor. The polypeptides may be used within methods for detecting ligands that stimulate the proliferation and/or development of hematopoietic, lymphoid and myeloid cells in vitro and in vivo. Ligand-binding receptor polypeptides can also be used to block ligand activity in vitro and in vivo. The polynucleotides encoding zalpha11, are located on chromosome 16, and can be used to identify a region of the genome associated with human disease states. The present invention also includes methods for producing the protein, uses therefor and antibodies thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2012
    Assignee: ZymoGenetics, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott R. Presnell, Darrell C. Conklin, Julia E. Novak, Angela K. Hammond
  • Patent number: 8110180
    Abstract: Antibodies that bind to polypeptides and peptides comprising the sequence of zalpha11 Ligand as shown in SEQ ID NO: 2 are described. The antibodies may bind the full length sequence of 162 amino acid residues or a fragment thereof, including a mature polypeptide of 131 amino acid residues and smaller polypeptide and peptide sequences. The antibodies may include antibodies that are polyclonal, monoclonal, murine, humanized or neutralizing. Methods for producing the antibodies are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2012
    Assignee: ZymoGenetics, Inc.
    Inventors: Julia E. Novak, Scott R. Presnell, Cindy A. Sprecher, Donald C. Foster, Richard D. Holly, Jane A. Gross, Janet V. Johnston, Andrew J. Nelson, Stacey R. Dillon, Angela K. Hammond
  • Patent number: 8105591
    Abstract: Use of antagonists to IL-31Ra and OSMRb are used to treat inflammation and pain by inhibiting, preventing, reducing, minimizing, limiting or minimizing stimulation in neuronal tissues. Such antagonists include soluble receptors, antibodies and fragments, derivative, or variants thereof. Symptoms such as pain, tingle, sensitization, tickle associated with neuropathies are ameliorated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2012
    Assignee: ZymoGenetics, Inc.
    Inventors: Yue Yao, Janine Bilsborough
  • Patent number: 8105590
    Abstract: Use of antagonists to IL-31 are used to treat inflammation and pain by inhibiting, preventing, reducing, minimizing, limiting or minimizing stimulation in neuronal tissues. Such antagonists include antibodies and fragments, derivative, or variants thereof. Symptoms such as pain, tingle, sensitization, tickle associated with neuropathies are ameliorated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2012
    Assignee: ZymoGenetics, Inc.
    Inventors: Yue Yao, Janine Bilsborough
  • Publication number: 20120021518
    Abstract: Polypeptide growth factors, methods of making them, polynucleotides encoding them, antibodies to them, and methods of using them are disclosed. The polypeptides comprise an amino acid segment that is at least 70% identical to residues 52-179 of SEQ ID NO:2 or residues 258-370 of SEQ ID NO:2. Multimers of the polypeptides are also disclosed. The polypeptides, multimeric proteins, and polynucleotides can be used in the study and regulation of cell and tissue development, as components of cell culture media, and as diagnostic agents.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2011
    Publication date: January 26, 2012
    Applicant: ZYMOGENETICS, INC.
    Inventors: Charles E. Hart, Debra G. Gilbertson
  • Patent number: 8101381
    Abstract: Cytokines and their receptors have proven usefulness in both basic research and as therapeutics. The present invention provides polynucleotides, vectors, cells, and methods of production related to a new human cytokine receptor designated as “Zcytor16.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2012
    Assignee: ZymoGenetics, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott R. Presnell, Wenfeng Xu, Wayne Kindsvogel, Zhi Chen, Steven D. Hughes
  • Patent number: 8093355
    Abstract: The present invention relates to blocking, inhibiting, reducing, antagonizing or neutralizing the activity of IL-17F, IL-17A, or both IL-17A and IL-17F polypeptide molecules. IL-17A and IL-17F are cytokines that are involved in inflammatory processes and human disease. IL-17RC is a common receptor for IL-17A and IL-17F. The present invention includes methods of using a soluble IL-17RC receptor, IL-17RCx4 for treating inflammation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2012
    Assignee: ZymoGenetics, Inc.
    Inventors: Rolf E. Kuestner, Zeren Gao, Steven D. Levin, Mark W. Rixon
  • Patent number: 8084231
    Abstract: Disclosed are antagonists of IL-17A and IL-17F. The antagonists are based on soluble IL-17RA and IL-17RC fusion proteins, including hybrid soluble receptors comprising portions of both IL-17RC and IL-17RA (“IL-17RC/IL-17RA”). Such antagonists serve to block, inhibit, reduce, antagonize or neutralize the activity of IL-17F, IL-17A, or both IL-17A and IL-17F. Also disclosed are methods of using such antagonists for treating disease, particularly inflammatory diseases mediated at least in part by IL-17A and/or IL-17F.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2011
    Assignee: ZymoGenetics, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven D. Levin, Mark W. Rixon, Gao Zeren
  • Patent number: 8084230
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of preparing a trimeric protein comprising culturing a host cell transformed or transfected with an expression vector encoding a fusion protein comprising a ZymoZipper (ZZ) domain and a heterologous protein. In one embodiment, the heterologous protein is a membrane protein, the portion of the heterologous protein that included in the fusion protein is the extracellular domain of that protein, and the resulting fusion protein is soluble. In another embodiment of the present invention, the ZZ domain is derived from the transmembrane (TM) subunit of a virus envelope protein or another heptad repeat containing gene of a virus genome. The method can be used to produced homo- and hetero-trimeric proteins. The present invention also encompasses DNA molecules, expression vectors, and host cells used in the present method and fusion proteins produced by the present method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2011
    Assignee: ZymoGenetics, Inc.
    Inventors: Margaret Dow Moore, Brian A. Fox