Patents by Inventor Heike Sederoff

Heike Sederoff has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 10907171
    Abstract: This invention relates to methods for increasing carbon fixation, increasing biomass production and/or increasing abiotic stress tolerance in a plant comprising: introducing into a plant, plant part, and/or plant cell a heterologous polynucleotide encoding a ferredoxin polypeptide and/or a heterologous polynucleotide encoding a biotin ligase polypeptide to produce a stably transformed plant, plant part, and/or plant cell, wherein said heterologous polynucleotides are from a bacterial and/or an archaeal species. Further provided are plants, plant parts and plant cells produced by the methods of the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Amy Michele Grunden, Heike Sederoff, Caroline Michael Smith, Lola Denise Aslett
  • Patent number: 10752911
    Abstract: This invention relates to methods for increasing carbon fixation and/or increasing biomass production in a plant, comprising: introducing into a plant, plant part, and/or plant cell heterologous polynucleotides encoding (1) a succinyl CoA synthetase, (2) a 2-oxoglutarate:ferredoxin oxidoreductase, (3) a 2-oxoglutarate carboxylase, (4) an oxalosuccinate reductase, or (5) an isocitrate lyase, or (6) a succinyl CoA synthetase and a 2-oxoglutarate:ferredoxin oxidoreductase, (7) a 2-oxoglutarate carboxylase and an oxalosuccinate reductase polypeptide, and/or (8) a 2-oxoglutarate carboxylase polypeptide, an oxalosuccinate reductase polypeptide and an isocitrate lyase polypeptide to produce a stably transformed plant, plant part, and/or plant cell, wherein said heterologous polynucleotides are from a bacterial and/or an archaeal species. Additionally, transformed plants, plant parts, and/or plant cells are provided as well as products produced from the transformed plants, plant parts, and/or plant cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Amy Michele Grunden, Heike Sederoff
  • Publication number: 20200199614
    Abstract: The invention relates to methods and compositions for modifying naturally non-mycorrhizal plants to produce modified plants that can be colonized by a mycorrhizal fungus having increased nitrogen and phosphorus uptake, increased drought tolerance/resistance, increased resistance to fungal and/or bacterial pathogens, and/or increased growth rate, yield and/or biomass production of a naturally non-mycorrhizal plant. The invention further relates to plants, plant parts, and/or plant cells produced by the methods of the invention as well as harvested and processed products from the plants, plant parts, and/or plant cells.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2018
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Inventors: Heike Sederoff, Eli Hornstein
  • Patent number: 10526615
    Abstract: This invention provides a stably transformed plant, plant part and/or plant cell, comprising a heterologous polynucleotide encoding a superoxide reductase (SOR) from an archaeon species, wherein said stably transformed plant, plant cell, and/or plant part has increased disease resistance. The invention further provides a method of increasing disease resistance in a plant, plant cell, or plant part, comprising: introducing into said plant, plant cell, or plant part a heterologous polynucleotide encoding a superoxide reductase from an archaeon species to produce a stably transformed plant, plant cell, or plant part, thereby producing a plant, plant part, or plant cell having increased disease resistance as compared to a control. Additionally provided are plants, plant parts, and plant cells produced by the methods of the invention, as well as progeny and products produced therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Amy Michele Grunden, Heike Sederoff, Roopa D. Yalamanchili
  • Publication number: 20180371489
    Abstract: This invention provides a stably transformed plant, plant part and/or plant cell, comprising a heterologous polynucleotide encoding a superoxide reductase (SOR) from an archaeon species, wherein said stably transformed plant, plant cell, and/or plant part has increased disease resistance. The invention further provides a method of increasing disease resistance in a plant, plant cell, or plant part, comprising: introducing into said plant, plant cell, or plant part a heterologous polynucleotide encoding a superoxide reductase from an archaeon species to produce a stably transformed plant, plant cell, or plant part, thereby producing a plant, plant part, or plant cell having increased disease resistance as compared to a control. Additionally provided are plants, plant parts, and plant cells produced by the methods of the invention, as well as progeny and products produced therefrom.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2017
    Publication date: December 27, 2018
    Inventors: Amy Michele Grunden, Heike Sederoff, Roopa D. Yalamanchili
  • Publication number: 20180168120
    Abstract: This invention relates to methods for increasing carbon fixation, increasing biomass production and/or increasing abiotic stress tolerance in a plant comprising: introducing into a plant, plant part, and/or plant cell a heterologous polynucleotide encoding a ferredoxin polypeptide and/or a heterologous polynucleotide encoding a biotin ligase polypeptide to produce a stably transformed plant, plant part, and/or plant cell, wherein said heterologous polynucleotides are from a bacterial and/or an archaeal species. Further provided are plants, plant parts and plant cells produced by the methods of the invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2018
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Inventors: Amy Michele Grunden, Heike Sederoff, Caroline Michael Smith, Lola Denise Aslett
  • Publication number: 20180163220
    Abstract: This invention relates to methods for increasing carbon fixation and/or increasing biomass production in a plant, comprising: introducing into a plant, plant part, and/or plant cell heterologous polynucleotides encoding (1) a succinyl CoA synthetase, (2) a 2-oxoglutarate:ferredoxin oxidoreductase, (3) a 2-oxoglutarate carboxylase, (4) an oxalosuccinate reductase, or (5) an isocitrate lyase, or (6) a succinyl CoA synthetase and a 2-oxoglutarate:ferredoxin oxidoreductase, (7) a 2-oxoglutarate carboxylase and an oxalosuccinate reductase polypeptide, and/or (8) a 2-oxoglutarate carboxylase polypeptide, an oxalosuccinate reductase polypeptide and an isocitrate lyase polypeptide to produce a stably transformed plant, plant part, and/or plant cell, wherein said heterologous polynucleotides are from a bacterial and/or an archaeal species. Additionally, transformed plants, plant parts, and/or plant cells are provided as well as products produced from the transformed plants, plant parts, and/or plant cells.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2018
    Publication date: June 14, 2018
    Inventors: Amy Michele Grunden, Heike Sederoff
  • Publication number: 20160152998
    Abstract: This invention provides a stably transformed plant, plant part and/or plant cell, comprising a heterologous polynucleotide encoding a superoxide reductase (SOR) from an archaeon species, wherein said stably transformed plant, plant cell, and/or plant part has increased disease resistance. The invention further provides a method of increasing disease resistance in a plant, plant cell, or plant part, comprising: introducing into said plant, plant cell, or plant part a heterologous polynucleotide encoding a superoxide reductase from an archaeon species to produce a stably transformed plant, plant cell, or plant part, thereby producing a plant, plant part, or plant cell having increased disease resistance as compared to a control. Additionally provided are plants, plant parts, and plant cells produced by the methods of the invention, as well as progeny and products produced therefrom.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2014
    Publication date: June 2, 2016
    Applicant: North Carolina State University
    Inventors: Amy Michele Grunden, Heike Sederoff, Roopa D. Yalamanchili
  • Publication number: 20160138038
    Abstract: This invention relates to methods for producing plants having an increased number of seeds and methods for producing plants having increased assimilate partitioning directed into fruits, seeds and/or other plant part (e.g., roots and/or tubers), and/or increased seed, root and/or tuber size, or any combination thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2014
    Publication date: May 19, 2016
    Inventors: Heike Sederoff, Rongda Qu, Jyoti Dalal Kajla, Roopa Yalamanchili
  • Patent number: 8039438
    Abstract: Synthetic peptides derived from sucrose synthase, and having homology to actin and actin-related proteins, sharing a common motif, useful for causing acting bundling and preventing actin depolymerization. Peptides exhibiting the common motif are described, as well as specific synthetic peptides which caused bundled actin and inhibit actin depolymerization. These peptides can be useful for treating a subject suffering from a disease characterized by cells having neoplastic growth, for anti-cancer therapeutics, delivered to subjects solely, or concomitantly or sequentially with other known cancer therapeutics. These peptides can also be used for stabilizing microfilaments in living cells and inhibiting growth of cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2011
    Assignees: The Regents of the University of California, North Carolina State University, U.S. Department of Agricultue/NCAUR
    Inventors: Heike Sederoff, Steven C Huber, Carolyn A Larabell
  • Publication number: 20080280358
    Abstract: Synthetic peptides derived from sucrose synthase, and having homology to actin and actin-related proteins, sharing a common motif, useful for causing acting bundling and preventing actin depolymerization. Peptides exhibiting the common motif are described, as well as specific synthetic peptides which caused bundled actin and inhibit actin depolymerization. These peptides can be useful for treating a subject suffering from a disease characterized by cells having neoplastic growth, for anti-cancer therapeutics, delivered to subjects solely, or concomitantly or sequentially with other known cancer therapeutics. These peptides can also be used for stabilizing microfilaments in living cells and inhibiting growth of cells.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2004
    Publication date: November 13, 2008
    Inventors: Heike Sederoff, Steven C. Huber, Carolyn A. Larabell