Patents by Inventor Lam Tang

Lam Tang 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: 20230176040
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the field of anastasis, i.e., the process of reversal of apoptosis. More specifically, the present invention provides methods and compositions useful for studying anastasis. In one embodiment, the present invention provides an in vivo biosensor comprising (a) a transcription factor complex comprising the Gal4 transcription factor linked to an enzyme cleavable linker, wherein the transcription factor complex is tethered to the plasma membrane via a transmembrane domain; and (b) a reporter system comprising (1) a first nucleic acid encoding flippase operably linked to the upstream activating sequence that binds Gal4; and (2) a second nucleic acid comprising an FRT-flanked stop codon cassette separating a constitutive promoter and a fluorescent protein open reading frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2022
    Publication date: June 8, 2023
    Inventors: Denise Montell, Ho Lam Tang
  • Patent number: 11650201
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the field of anastasis, i.e., the process of reversal of apoptosis. More specifically, the present invention provides methods and compositions useful for studying anastasis. The present invention also provides a biosensor comprising (a) a split transcription factor complex comprising one half of a split transcription factor linked to a transmembrane domain via an enzyme cleavable linker; (b) a split transcription factor comprising the other half of the split transcription factor linked to a MTS via an enzyme-cleavable linker; and (c) a reporter system comprising (1) a first nucleic acid encoding a site specific recombinase operably linked to the site specific sequence for the transcription factor; and (2) a second nucleic acid comprising a stop codon cassette flanked by site specific recombination sequences, wherein the split transcription factor is Gal 4 or split Q. In other embodiments, the recombinase is Cre or FLP.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2023
    Assignee: The Johns Hopkins University
    Inventors: Ho Lam Tang, Ho Man Holly Tang
  • Patent number: 11385223
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the field of anastasis, i.e., the process of reversal of apoptosis. More specifically, the present invention provides methods and compositions useful for studying anastasis. In one embodiment, the present invention provides an in vivo biosensor comprising (a) a transcription factor complex comprising the Gal4 transcription factor linked to an enzyme cleavable linker, wherein the transcription factor complex is tethered to the plasma membrane via a transmembrane domain; and (b) a reporter system comprising (1) a first nucleic acid encoding flippase operably linked to the upstream activating sequence that binds Gal4; and (2) a second nucleic acid comprising an FRT-flanked stop codon cassette separating a constitutive promoter and a fluorescent protein open reading frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: The Johns Hopkins University
    Inventors: Denise Montell, Ho Lam Tang
  • Publication number: 20210278394
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the field of anastasis, i.e., the process of reversal of apoptosis. More specifically, the present invention provides methods and compositions useful for studying anastasis. The present invention also provides a biosensor comprising (a) a split transcription factor complex comprising one half of a split transcription factor linked to a transmembrane domain via an enzyme cleavable linker; (b) a split transcription factor comprising the other half of the split transcription factor linked to a MTS via an enzyme-cleavable linker; and (c) a reporter system comprising (1) a first nucleic acid encoding a site specific recombinase operably linked to the site specific sequence for the transcription factor; and (2) a second nucleic acid comprising a stop codon cassette flanked by site specific recombination sequences, wherein the split transcription factor is Gal 4 or split Q. In other embodiments, the recombinase is Cre or FLP.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2017
    Publication date: September 9, 2021
    Inventors: Ho Lam Tang, Ho Man Holly Tang
  • Publication number: 20190376954
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the field of anastasis, i.e., the process of reversal of apoptosis. More specifically, the present invention provides methods and compositions useful for studying anastasis. In one embodiment, the present invention provides an in vivo biosensor comprising (a) a transcription factor complex comprising the Gal4 transcription factor linked to an enzyme cleavable linker, wherein the transcription factor complex is tethered to the plasma membrane via a transmembrane domain; and (b) a reporter system comprising (1) a first nucleic acid encoding flippase operably linked to the upstream activating sequence that binds Gal4; and (2) a second nucleic acid comprising an FRT-flanked stop codon cassette separating a constitutive promoter and a fluorescent protein open reading frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2019
    Publication date: December 12, 2019
    Inventors: Denise Montell, Ho Lam Tang
  • Patent number: 9765091
    Abstract: The present invention relates to novel compounds of Formula (I), wherein M, A and Y are defined as in Formula (I); invention compounds are modulators of metabotropic glutamate receptors—subtype 4 (“mGluR4”) which are useful for the treatment or prevention of central nervous system disorders as well as other disorders modulated by mGluR4 receptors. The invention is also directed to pharmaceutical compositions and the use of such compounds in the manufacture of medicaments, as well as to the use of such compounds for the prevention and treatment of such diseases in which mGluR4 is involved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignees: Addex Pharma S.A., Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
    Inventors: Christelle Bolea, Sylvain Celanire, Lam Tang, Nigel J. Liverton, Philip Jones
  • Publication number: 20150026834
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the field of anastasis, i.e., the process of reversal of apoptosis. More specifically, the present invention provides methods and compositions useful for studying anastasis. In one embodiment, the present invention provides an in vivo biosensor comprising (a) a transcription factor complex comprising the Gal4 transcription factor linked to an enzyme cleavable linker, wherein the transcription factor complex is tethered to the plasma membrane via a transmembrane domain; and (b) a reporter system comprising (1) a first nucleic acid encoding flippase operably linked to the upstream activating sequence that binds Gal4; and (2) a second nucleic acid comprising an FRT-flanked stop codon cassette separating a constitutive promoter and a fluorescent protein open reading frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2013
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventors: Denise Montell, Ho Lam Tang
  • Publication number: 20140349994
    Abstract: The present invention relates to novel compounds of Formula (I), wherein M and R1 are defined as in Formula (I); invention compounds are modulators of metabotropic glutamate receptors—subtype 4 (“mGluR4”) which are useful for the treatment or prevention of central nervous system disorders as well as other disorders modulated by mGluR4 receptors. The invention is also directed to pharmaceutical compositions and the use of such compounds in the manufacture of medicaments, as well as to the use of such compounds for the prevention and treatment of such diseases in which mGluR4 is involved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2013
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Inventors: Christelle Bolea, Cedric Boudou, Sylvain Celanire, Vincent Darmency, Celine Mordant, Vincent Pericolle, Yannick Regereau, Jean-Philippe Rocher, Radouane Souissi, Lam Tang
  • Publication number: 20130267499
    Abstract: The present invention relates to novel compounds of Formula (I), wherein M, A and Y are defined as in Formula (I); invention compounds are modulators of metabotropic glutamate receptors—subtype 4 (“mGluR4”) which are useful for the treatment or prevention of central nervous system disorders as well as other disorders modulated by mGluR4 receptors. The invention is also directed to pharmaceutical compositions and the use of such compounds in the manufacture of medicaments, as well as to the use of such compounds for the prevention and treatment of such diseases in which mGluR4 is involved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2011
    Publication date: October 10, 2013
    Inventors: Christelle Bolea, Sylvain Celanire, Lam Tang, Nigel J. Liverton, Philip Jones
  • Publication number: 20130252944
    Abstract: The present invention relates to novel compounds of Formula (I), wherein M, A and Y are defined as in Formula (I); invention compounds are modulators of metabotropic glutamate receptors—subtype 4 (“mGluR4”) which are useful for the treatment or prevention of central nervous system disorders as well as other disorders modulated by mGluR4 receptors. The invention is also directed to pharmaceutical compositions and the use of such compounds in the manufacture of medicaments, as well as to the use of such compounds for the prevention and treatment of such diseases in which mGluR4 is involved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2011
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Inventors: Christelle Bolea, Sylvain Celanire, Lam Tang, Philip Jones, Nigel J. Liverton, Richard Soll, Jingchao Dong, Zhiyu Lei, Fuqing Liu, Yanling Kong, Yi Ju, Haoyong Zhang, Jieping Wei, Qiaoxin Wei, Minxiang Zhang, Yunfu Luo
  • Publication number: 20130210809
    Abstract: The present invention relates to novel compounds of Formula (1), wherein M, A and B are defined as in Formula (I); invention compounds are modulators of metabotropic glutamate receptors-subtype 4 (“mGluR4”) which are useful for the treatment or prevention of central nervous system disorders as well other disorders modulated by mGluR4 receptors. The invention is also directed to pharmaceutical compositions and the use of such compounds in the manufacture of medicaments, as well as to the use of such compounds for the prevention and treatment of such diseases in which mGluR4 is involved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2011
    Publication date: August 15, 2013
    Inventors: Christelle Boléa, Sylvain Celanire, Cédric Boudou, Lam Tang, Jean-Philippe Rocher, Nigel John Liverton