Patents by Inventor Kanji Higashio

Kanji Higashio 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).

  • Publication number: 20120329671
    Abstract: Novel proteins and polypeptides binding to osteoclastogenesis inhibitory factor (OCIF) (OCIF-binding molecules, OBMs) and nucleic acids encoding these proteins and polypeptides are provided. Processes for producing these proteins, polypeptides, and nucleic acid molecules by genetic engineering are provided. Medicinal compounds are provided which comprise proteins and nucleic acids according to the invention, as well as proteins which bind to OBM, including anti-OBM antibodies. These compounds may be used for the treatment of bone disease.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2012
    Publication date: December 27, 2012
    Applicant: AMGEN INC.
    Inventors: Kyoji Yamaguchi, Hisataka Yasuda, Nobuaki Nakagawa, Nobuyuki Shima, Masahiko Kinosaki, Eisuke Tsuda, Masaaki Goto, Kazuki Yano, Akihiro Tomoyasu, Fumie Kobayashi, Naohiro Washida, Ken Takahashi, Tomonori Morinaga, Kanji Higashio
  • Publication number: 20100136011
    Abstract: Novel proteins and polypeptides binding to osteoclastogenesis inhibitory factor (OCIF) (OCIF-binding molecules, OBMs) and nucleic acids encoding these proteins and polypeptides are provided. Processes for producing these proteins, polypeptides, and nucleic acid molecules by genetic engineering are provided. Medicinal compounds are provided which comprise proteins and nucleic acids according to the invention, as well as proteins which bind to OBM, including anti-OBM antibodies. These compounds may be used for the treatment of bone disease.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2008
    Publication date: June 3, 2010
    Applicant: Daiichi Sankyo Company, Limited
    Inventors: Kyoji Yamaguchi, Hisataka Yasuda, Nobuaki Nakagawa, Nobuyuki Shima, Masahiko Kinosaki, Eisuke Tsuda, Masaaki Goto, Kazuki Yano, Akihiro Tomoyasu, Fumie Kobayashi, Naohiro Washida, Ken Takahashi, Tomonori Morinaga, Kanji Higashio
  • Patent number: 7527790
    Abstract: Novel proteins and polypeptides binding to osteoclastogenesis inhibitory factor (OCIF) (OCIF-binding molecules, OBMs) and nucleic acids encoding these proteins and polypeptides are provided. Processes for producing these proteins, polypeptides, and nucleic acid molecules by genetic engineering are provided. Medicinal compounds are provided which comprise proteins and nucleic acids according to the invention, as well as proteins which bind to OBM, including anti-OBM antibodies. These compounds may be used for the treatment of bone disease.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2009
    Assignee: Daiichi Sankyo Company, Limited
    Inventors: Kyoji Yamaguchi, Hisataka Yasuda, Nobuaki Nakagawa, Nobuyuki Shima, Masahiko Kinosaki, Eisuke Tsuda, Masaaki Goto, Kazuki Yano, Akihiro Tomoyasu, Fumie Kobayashi, Naohiro Washida, Ken Takahashi, Tomonori Morinaga, Kanji Higashio
  • Patent number: 7468268
    Abstract: A protein which inhibits osteoclast differentiation and/or maturation and a method for producing the protein. The protein is produced by human embryonic lung fibroblasts and has a molecular weight of about 60 kD and about 120 kD under non-reducing conditions and about 60 kD under reducing conditions on SDS-polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis. The protein can be isolated and purified from the culture medium of fibroblasts. Furthermore, the protein can be produced by gene engineering. The present invention includes cDNA for producing the protein by gene engineering, antibodies having specific affinity for the protein or a method for determining protein concentration using these antibodies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2008
    Assignee: Daiichi Sankyo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masaaki Goto, Eisuke Tsuda, Shin'ichi Mochizuki, Kazuki Yano, Fumie Kobayashi, Nobuyuki Shima, Hisataka Yasuda, Nobuaki Nakagawa, Tomonori Morinaga, Masatsugu Ueda, Kanji Higashio
  • Patent number: 7449185
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a novel protein which binds to Osteoclastogenesis Inhibitory Factor (OCIF-binding molecule; OBM), a process for preparing the same, DNA encoding said protein, a protein having an amino acid sequence encoded by this DNA, a method for producing said protein by genetic engineering technique, and a pharmaceutical composition containing said protein. In addition, screening methods for a substance for controlling expression of said protein using said protein and the DNA, a substance which inhibits or modulates the biological activity of said protein, or a receptor which transmits the action of said protein through binding to said protein, the substance obtained by the screening methods, and a pharmaceutical composition which contains this substance are disclosed. An antibody for said protein, a process for preparing the same, a measuring method of said protein using the antibody, and a medicine comprising the antibody are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2008
    Assignee: Daiichi Sankyo Company, Limited
    Inventors: Kyoji Yamaguchi, Hisataka Yasuda, Nobuaki Nakagawa, Nobuyuki Shima, Masahiko Kinosaki, Eisuke Tsuda, Masaaki Goto, Kazuki Yano, Akihiro Tomoyasu, Fumie Kobayashi, Naohiro Washida, Ken Takahashi, Tomonori Morinaga, Kanji Higashio
  • Publication number: 20080187540
    Abstract: A novel protein which binds to Osteoclastogenesis Inhibitory Factor (OCIF-binding molecule; OBM), a process for preparing the same, DNA encoding said protein, a protein having an amino acid sequence encoded by this DNA, a method for producing said protein by genetic engineering technique, and a pharmaceutical composition containing said protein. Screening methods for a substance for controlling expression of said protein using said protein and the DNA, a substance which inhibits or modulates the biological activity of said protein, or a receptor which transmits the action of said protein through binding to said protein, the substance obtained by the screening methods, and a pharmaceutical composition which contains this substance. An antibody for said protein, a process for preparing the same, a measuring method of said protein using the antibody, and a medicine comprising this antibody.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2006
    Publication date: August 7, 2008
    Inventors: Kyoji Yamaguchi, Hisataka Yasuda, Nobuaki Nakagawa, Nobuyuki Shima, Masahiko Kinosaki, Eisuke Tsuda, Masaaki Goto, Kazuki Yano, Akihiro Tomoyasu, Fumie Kobayashi, Naohiro Washida, Ken Takahashi, Tomonori Morinaga, Kanji Higashio
  • Patent number: 7306791
    Abstract: The present invention provides methods of preventing and/or treating multiple organ failure comprising the step of administering a therapeutically effective amount of agent comprising tumor cytotoxic factor-II (TCF-II) or hepatocyte growth factor (HGF). Methods of the present invention will be useful for preventing and/or treating the development of multiple organ failure resulting from burn, disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC), circulatory failure, hemorrhagic shock, infectious disease, acute pancreatitis, ischemic disorder, hepatorenal syndrome, gastrointestinal hemorrhage, nutritional metabolic failure, terminal cancer, acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), deterioration of systemic conditions due to radiation affection, and cachexia.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2007
    Assignee: Daiichi Sankyo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hirohiko Arisawa, Hiroaki Masunaga, Hiromi Ogawa, Kanji Higashio
  • Patent number: 7276344
    Abstract: A protein which inhibits osteoclast differentiation and/or maturation and a method of production of the protein. The protein is produced by human embryonic lung fibroblasts and has molecular weight of about 60 kD and about 120 kD under non-reducing conditions and about 60 kD under reducing conditions on SDS-polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis, respectively. The protein can be isolated and purified from culture medium of the said fibroblasts. Furthermore, the protein can be produced by gene engineering. The present invention includes cDNA for producing the protein by gene engineering, antibodies having specific affinity to the protein or a method for determination of the protein concentration using the antibodies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2007
    Assignee: Sankyo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masaaki Goto, Eisuke Tsuda, Shin'ichi Mochizuki, Kazuki Yano, Fumie Kobayashi, Nobuyuki Shima, Hisataka Yasuda, Nobuaki Nakagawa, Tomonori Morinaga, Masatsugu Ueda, Kanji Higashio
  • Patent number: 7252973
    Abstract: A novel protein and a process of producing the protein is provided. The protein is a glycoprotein having activity of suppressing the differentiation and/or maturation of adipocyte, having a molecular weight of about 45 kD under non-reducing conditions and about 28 kD and/or 23 kD under reducing conditions, and exhibiting affinity to heparin. A process of producing the protein comprising culturing human fibroblasts and purifying the culture broth by chromatography using an ion exchange column, affinity column, and reverse phase column. A cDNA encoding the protein and a process of producing the protein using the cDNA are also provided. The protein of the present invention is useful as a pharmaceutical composition for preventing or treating obesity or as an antigen for establishing immunological diagnosis, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 1999
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2007
    Assignee: Daiichi Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masaaki Goto, Akihiro Tomoyasu, Kazuki Yano, Fumie Kobayashi, Nobuaki Nakagawa, Hisataka Yasuda, Kyoji Yamaguchi, Masahiko Kinosaki, Shin-ichi Mochizuki, Tadashi Nakakarumai, Tomonori Morinaga, Eisuke Tsuda, Kanji Higashio
  • Patent number: 7205397
    Abstract: A protein which inhibits osteoclast differentiation and/or maturation and a method for producing the protein. The protein is produced by human embryonic lung fibroblasts and has a molecular weight of about 60 kD and about 120 kD under non-reducing conditions and about 60 kD under reducing conditions on SDS-polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis. The protein can be isolated and purified from the culture medium of fibroblasts. Furthermore, the protein can be produced by gene engineering. The present invention includes cDNA for producing the protein by gene engineering, antibodies having specific affinity for the protein or a method for determining protein concentration using these antibodies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 1998
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2007
    Assignee: Sankyo, Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masaaki Goto, Eisuke Tsuda, Shin′ichi Mochizuki, Kazuki Yano, Fumie Kobayashi, Nobuyuki Shima, Hisataka Yasuda, Nobuaki Nakagawa, Tomonori Morinaga, Masatsugu Ueda, Kanji Higashio
  • Patent number: 7192718
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a novel protein which binds to Osteoclastogenesis Inhibitory Factor (OCIF-binding molecule; OBM), a process for preparing the same, DNA encoding said protein, a protein having an amino acid sequence encoded by this DNA, a method for producing said protein by genetic engineering technique, and a pharmaceutical composition containing said protein. In addition, screening methods for a substance for controlling expression of said protein using said protein and the DNA, a substance which inhibits or protein through binding to said protein, the substance obtained by the screening methods, and a pharmaceutical composition which contains this substance are disclosed. An antibody for said protein, a process for preparing the same, a measuring method of said protein using the antibody, and a medicine comprising the antibody are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2007
    Assignee: Sankyo Co. Ltd
    Inventors: Kyoji Yamaguchi, Hisataka Yasuda, Nobuaki Nakagawa, Nobuyuki Shima, Masahiko Kinosaki, Eisuke Tsuda, Masaaki Goto, Kazuki Yano, Akihiro Tomoyasu, Fumie Kobayashi, Naohiro Washida, Ken Takahashi, Tomonori Morinaga, Kanji Higashio
  • Patent number: 7173008
    Abstract: The invention relates to a lyophilized HGF preparation prepared by lyophilizing an aqueous solution containing HGF, and a lyophilized HGF preparation containing a stabilizer, sodium chloride, a buffer, and/or a surface active agent. According to the invention, HGF can be stabilized, and it can be stored for a long period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2007
    Assignees: Daiichi Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Katsumi Tanaka, Kanji Higashio, Eitaro Kumazawa
  • Publication number: 20070009520
    Abstract: A novel protein which binds to Osteoclastogenesis Inhibitory Factor (OCIF-binding molecule; OBM), a process for preparing the same, DNA encoding said protein, a protein having an amino acid sequence encoded by this DNA, a method for producing said protein by genetic engineering technique, and a pharmaceutical composition containing said protein. Screening methods for a substance for controlling expression of said protein using said protein and the DNA, a substance which inhibits or modulates the biological activity of said protein, or a receptor which transmits the action of said protein through binding to said protein, the substance obtained by the screening methods, and a pharmaceutical composition which contains this substance. An antibody for said protein, a process for preparing the same, a measuring method of said protein using the antibody, and a medicine comprising this antibody.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2006
    Publication date: January 11, 2007
    Inventors: Kyoji Yamaguchi, Hisataka Yasuda, Nobuaki Nakagawa, Nobuyuki Shima, Masahiko Kinosaki, Eisuke Tsuda, Masaaki Goto, Kazuki Yano, Akihiro Tomoyasu, Fumie Kobayashi, Naohiro Washida, Ken Takahashi, Tomonori Morinaga, Kanji Higashio
  • Patent number: 7125686
    Abstract: A protein which inhibits osteoclast differentiation and/or maturation and a method for producing the protein. The protein is produced by human embryonic lung fibroblasts and has a molecular weight of about 60 kD and about 120 kD under non-reducing conditions and about 60 kD under reducing conditions on SDS-polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis. The protein can be isolated and purified from the culture medium of fibroblasts. Furthermore, the protein can be produced by gene engineering. The present invention includes cDNA for producing the protein by gene engineering, antibodies having specific affinity for the protein or a method for determining protein concentration using these antibodies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 1997
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2006
    Assignee: Sankyo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masaaki Goto, Eisuke Tsuda, Shin'ichi Mochizuki, Kazuki Yano, Fumie Kobayashi, Nobuyuki Shima, Hisataka Yasuda, Nobuaki Nakagawa, Tomonori Morinaga, Masatsugu Ueda, Kanji Higashio
  • Publication number: 20060229245
    Abstract: The invention relates to a lyophilized HGF preparation prepared by lyophilizing an aqueous solution containing HGF, and a lyophilized HGF preparation containing a stabilizer, sodium chloride, a buffer, and/or a surface active agent. According to the invention, HGF can be stabilized, and it can be stored for a long period.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2005
    Publication date: October 12, 2006
    Inventors: Katsumi Tanaka, Kanji Higashio, Eitaro Kumazawa
  • Publication number: 20050208580
    Abstract: A novel protein which binds to Osteoclastogenesis Inhibitory Factor (OCIF-binding molecule; OBM), a process for preparing the same, DNA encoding said protein, a protein having an amino acid sequence encoded by this DNA, a method for producing said protein by genetic engineering technique, and a pharmaceutical composition containing said protein. Screening methods for a substance for controlling expression of said protein using said protein and the DNA, a substance which inhibits or modulates the biological activity of said protein, or a receptor which transmits the action of said protein through binding to said protein, the substance obtained by the screening methods, and a pharmaceutical composition which contains this substance. An antibody for said protein, a process for preparing the same, a measuring method of said protein using the antibody, and a medicine comprising this antibody.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2005
    Publication date: September 22, 2005
    Inventors: Kyoji Yamaguchi, Hisataka Yasuda, Nobuaki Nakagawa, Nobuyuki Shima, Masahiko Kinosaki, Eisuke Tsuda, Masaaki Goto, Kazuki Yano, Akihiro Tomoyasu, Fumie Kobayashi, Naohiro Washida, Ken Takahashi, Tomonori Morinaga, Kanji Higashio
  • Patent number: 6919312
    Abstract: A novel bone-pathobolism treating agent is provided. A bone-pathobolism treating agent comprising at least one substance selected from the group consisting of osteoclastogenesis inhibitory factor (OCIF), its homologs, and its variants, and a polysaccharide or its derivatives. As the polysaccharide or its derivatives, heparin, dextran sulfate and the like can be used. A bone-pathobolism treating agent is provided which has excellent therapeutic effect on bone-pathobolism such as osteoporosis, hypercalcemia, or chronic articular rheumatism and persistance of the activity. The agent is useful as a medicine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2005
    Assignee: Sankyo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shinichi Mochizuki, Nobuaki Fujise, Chiharu Masuyama, Eisuke Tsuda, Kanji Higashio
  • Patent number: 6919434
    Abstract: A protein which inhibits osteoclast diffraction and/or maturation and a method for producing the protein. The protein is produced by human embryonic lung fibroblasts and has a molecular weight of about 60 kD and about 120 kD under non-reducing conditions and about 60 kD under reducing conditions an SDS-polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis. The protein can be isolated and purified from the culture medium of fibroblasts. Furthermore, the protein can be produced by gene engineering. The present invention includes cDNA for producing the protein by gene engineering, antibodies having specific affinity for the protein or a method for determining protein concentration using these antibodies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 1999
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2005
    Assignee: Sankyo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masaaki Goto, Eisuke Tsuda, Shin'ichi Mochizuki, Kazuki Yano, Fumie Kobayashi, Nobuyuki Shima, Hisataka Yasuda, Nobuaki Nakagawa, Tomonori Morinaga, Masatsugu Ueda, Kanji Higashio
  • Publication number: 20050124054
    Abstract: A protein which inhibits osteoclast differentiation and/or maturation and a method for producing the protein. The protein is produced by human embryonic lung fibroblasts and has a molecular weight of about 60 kD and about 120 kD under non-reducing conditions and about 60 kD under reducing conditions on SDS-polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis. The protein can be isolated and purified from the culture medium of fibroblasts. Furthermore, the protein can be produced by gene engineering. The present invention includes cDNA for producing the protein by gene engineering, antibodies having specific affinity for the protein or a method for determining protein concentration using these antibodies.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2004
    Publication date: June 9, 2005
    Inventors: Masaaki Goto, Eisuke Tsuda, Shin'ichi Mochizuki, Kazuki Yano, Fumie Kobayashi, Nobuyuki Shima, Hisataka Yasuda, Nobuaki Nakagawa, Tomonori Morinaga, Masatsugu Ueda, Kanji Higashio
  • Publication number: 20050118682
    Abstract: A protein which inhibits osteoclast differentiation and/or maturation and a method for producing the protein. The protein is produced by human embryonic lung fibroblasts and has a molecular weight of about 60 kD and about 120 kD under non-reducing conditions and about 60 kD under reducing conditions on SDS-polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis. The protein can be isolated and purified from the culture medium of fibroblasts. Furthermore, the protein can be produced by gene engineering. The present invention includes cDNA for producing the protein by gene engineering, antibodies having specific affinity for the protein or a method for determining protein concentration using these antibodies.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2004
    Publication date: June 2, 2005
    Inventors: Masaaki Goto, Eisuke Tsuda, Shin'ichi Mochizuki, Kazuki Yano, Fumie Kobayashi, Nobuyuki Shima, Hisataka Yasuda, Nobuaki Nakagawa, Tomonori Morinaga, Masatsugu Ueda, Kanji Higashio