Patents by Inventor Marja Paloheimo

Marja Paloheimo 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: 10221377
    Abstract: The present invention is related to a fungal serine protease enzyme, which said enzyme has serine protease activity and comprises an amino acid sequence of Malbranchea ALKO4122 mature protease as defined in SEQ ID NO:18 or an amino acid sequence having at least 66% identity to the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO:18. Also disclosed is an isolated nucleic acid molecule, comprising a polynucleotide sequence which encodes a fungal serine protease enzyme, nucleic acid sequences encoding said protease, a host cell and a process of producing a polypeptide having serine protease activity. Said protease is useful as an enzyme preparation applicable in detergent compositions and for treating fibers, wool, hair, leather, or silk, for treating food or feed, or for any applications involving modification, degradation or removal of proteinaceous material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: AB Enzymes Oy
    Inventors: Leena Valtakari, Kari Juntunen, Marja Paloheimo, Pentti Ojapalo
  • Publication number: 20180037920
    Abstract: The present description is related to the field of protein production.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2016
    Publication date: February 8, 2018
    Inventors: Marja PALOHEIMO, Susanna MÄKINEN, Peter PUNT, Kari JUNTUNEN, Terhi PURANEN, Jari VEHMAANPERÄ
  • Publication number: 20160376530
    Abstract: The present invention is related to a fungal serine protease enzyme, which said enzyme has serine protease activity and comprises an amino acid sequence of Malbranchea ALKO4122 mature protease as defined in SEQ ID NO:18 or an amino acid sequence having at least 66% identity to the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO:18. Also disclosed is an isolated nucleic acid molecule, comprising a polynucleotide sequence which encodes a fungal serine protease enzyme, nucleic acid sequences encoding said protease, a host cell and a process of producing a polypeptide having serine protease activity. Said protease is useful as an enzyme preparation applicable in detergent compositions and for treating fibers, wool, hair, leather, or silk, for treating food or feed, or for any applications involving modification, degradation or removal of proteinaceous material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2016
    Publication date: December 29, 2016
    Applicant: AB Enzymes Oy
    Inventors: Leena Valtakari, Kari Juntunen, Marja Paloheimo, Pentti Ojapalo
  • Patent number: 9416401
    Abstract: The invention is related to a method and test kits for quantitative determination of polynucleotide amounts present in a sample. The test kit comprises organized pools with polynucleotide probes having distinct sizes and optionally provided with tracer tags or primer tags. The probes are allowed to hybridize with affinity tagged analyte polynucleotides from the sample. The result is hybrids, which can be recovered on a separation aiding tool provided with the pair of the affinity tag. After the quantitative release of the probes, the probes are either directly recorded, or if primer tagged, they are amplified and optionally provided with a tracer tag before recording. The invention provides a sensitive and quantitative determination of the amount polynucleotides present in a cell or tissue sample and allows a quantitative assessment of variations in the amounts of polynucleotides as a response to inherent changes or due to external stimuli.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: VALTION TEKNILLINEN TUTKIMUSKESKUS
    Inventors: Hans Söderlund, Kari Kataja, Marja Paloheimo, Marja Ilmen, Kristiina Takkinen
  • Patent number: 9404164
    Abstract: The present invention is related to a fungal serine protease enzyme, which said enzyme has serine protease activity and comprises an amino acid sequence of Malbranchea ALKO4122 mature protease as defined in SEQ ID NO:18 or an amino acid sequence having at least 66% identity to the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO:18. Also disclosed is an isolated nucleic acid molecule, comprising a polynucleotide sequence which encodes a fungal serine protease enzyme, nucleic acid sequences encoding said protease, a host cell and a process of producing a polypeptide having serine protease activity. Said protease is useful as an enzyme preparation applicable in detergent compositions and for treating fibers, wool, hair, leather, or silk, for treating food or feed, or for any applications involving modification, degradation or removal of proteinaceous material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: AB Enzymes Oy
    Inventors: Leena Valtakari, Kari Juntunen, Marja Paloheimo, Pentti Ojapalo
  • Patent number: 8945900
    Abstract: The present invention relates to fungal serine protease variants, which comprise an amino acid substitution of valine at position 208 of the parent Fusarium equiseti Fe_RF6318 serine protease, wherein the position of the substitution corresponds to the amino acid sequence of the mature Fe_RF6318 enzyme defined in SEQ ID NO:2. The variants have improved thermal stability and/or detergent stability compared to the parent Fe_RF6318 enzyme. Preferably the substitution is V208I and more preferably the variants comprise additional amino acid changes which further increase the stability. Also disclosed are nucleic acid sequences encoding said protease variants as well as recombinant vectors and host cells for the production of the variants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: AB Enzymes Oy
    Inventors: Kari Juntunen, Leena Valtakari, Nina Hakulinen, Marja Paloheimo
  • Patent number: 8937170
    Abstract: The present invention is related to a fungal serine protease enzyme, which comprises an amino acid sequence of the mature Fe_RF6318 enzyme having an amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 15. The serine protease is obtainable from Fusarium equiseti, more preferably from the deposited strain CBS 119568. Also disclosed are nucleic acid sequences encoding said protease, such as plasmid pALK2521 comprising the nucleotide sequence SEQ ID NO:9 deposited in E. coli RF7664 under accession number DSM 22171 and plasmid pALK2529 comprising the full-length gene SEQ ID NO: 10 deposited in E. coli RF7800 under accession number DSM 22172. Said protease is useful as an enzyme preparation applicable in detergent compositions and for treating fibers, for treating wool, for treating hair, for treating leather, for treating food or feed, or for any applications involving modification, degradation or removal of proteinaceous material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Assignee: AB Enzymes Oy
    Inventors: Kari Juntunen, Leena Valtakari, Susanna Makinen, Jarno Kallio, Jari Vehmaanpera, Pentti Ojapalo, Marja Paloheimo
  • Patent number: 8877912
    Abstract: The present invention is related to a fungal serine protease enzyme, which comprises an amino acid sequence the mature Fa_RF7182 enzyme having an amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 18. The serine protease is obtainable from Fusarium acuminatum, more preferably from the deposited strain CBS 124084. Also disclosed are nucleic acid sequences encoding said protease, such as plasmid pALK2530 comprising the nucleotide sequence SEQ ID NO:12 deposited in Escherichia coli RF7803 under accession number DSM 22208 and plasmid pALK2531 comprising the full-length gene SEQ ID NO: 13 deposited in E. coli RF7879 under accession number DSM 22209, as well as fungal hosts, such as Trichoderm. Said protease is useful as an enzyme preparation applicable in detergent compositions and for treating fibers, for treating wool, for treating hair, for treating leather, for treating food or feed, or for any applications involving modification, degradation or removal of proteinaceous material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: AB Enzymes Oy
    Inventors: Kari Juntunen, Leena Valtakari, Susanna Makinen, Jarno Kallio, Jari Vehmaanpera, Pentti Ojapalo, Marja Paloheimo, George Szakacs
  • Publication number: 20140134707
    Abstract: The present invention is related to a fungal serine protease enzyme, which comprises an amino acid sequence the mature Fa_RF7182 enzyme having an amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 18. The serine protease is obtainable from Fusarium acuminatum, more preferably from the deposited strain CBS 124084. Also disclosed are nucleic acid sequences encoding said protease, such as plasmid pALK2530 comprising the nucleotide sequence SEQ ID NO:12 deposited in Escherichia coli RF7803 under accession number DSM 22208 and plasmid pALK2531 comprising the full-length gene SEQ ID NO: 13 deposited in E. coli RF7879 under accession number DSM 22209, as well as fungal hosts, such as Trichoderma. Said protease is useful as an enzyme preparation applicable in detergent compositions and for treating fibers, for treating wool, for treating hair, for treating leather, for treating food or feed, or for any applications involving modification, degradation or removal of proteinaceous material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2013
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Applicant: AB Enzymes Oy
    Inventors: Kari Juntunen, Leena Valtakari, Susanna Makinen, Jarno Kallio, Jari Vehmaanpera, Pentti Ojapalo, Marja Paloheimo, George Szakacs
  • Publication number: 20140134706
    Abstract: The present invention is related to a fungal serine protease enzyme, which comprises an amino acid sequence of the mature Fe_RF6318 enzyme having an amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 15. The serine protease is obtainable from Fusarium equiseti, more preferably from the deposited strain CBS 119568. Also disclosed are nucleic acid sequences encoding said protease, such as plasmid pALK2521 comprising the nucleotide sequence SEQ ID NO:9 deposited in E. coli RF7664 under accession number DSM 22171 and plasmid pALK2529 comprising the full-length gene SEQ ID NO: 10 deposited in E. coli RF7800 under accession number DSM 22172. Said protease is useful as an enzyme preparation applicable in detergent compositions and for treating fibers, for treating wool, for treating hair, for treating leather, for treating food or feed, or for any applications involving modification, degradation or removal of proteinaceous material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2013
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Applicant: AB Enzymes Oy
    Inventors: Kari Juntunen, Leena Valtakari, Susanna Makinen, Jarno Kallio, Jari Vehmaanpera, Pentti Ojapalo, Marja Paloheimo
  • Patent number: 8609390
    Abstract: The present invention is related to a fungal serine protease enzyme, which comprises an amino acid sequence the mature Fa_RF7182 enzyme having an amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 18. The serine protease is obtainable from Fusarium acuminatum, more preferably from the deposited strain CBS 124084. Also disclosed are nucleic acid sequences encoding said protease, such as plasmid pALK2530 comprising the nucleotide sequence SEQ ID NO:12 deposited in Escherichia coli RF7803 under accession number DSM 22208 and plasmid pALK2531 comprising the full-length gene SEQ ID NO: 13 deposited in E. coli RF7879 under accession number DSM 22209, as well as fungal hosts, such as Trichoderm. Said protease is useful as an enzyme preparation applicable in detergent compositions and for treating fibers, for treating wool, for treating hair, for treating leather, for treating food or feed, or for any applications involving modification, degradation or removal of proteinaceous material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: AB Enzymes Oy
    Inventors: Kari Juntunen, Leena Valtakari, Susanna Makinen, Jarno Kallio, Jari Vehmaanpera, Pentti Ojapalo, Marja Paloheimo, George Szakacs
  • Patent number: 8603795
    Abstract: The present invention is related to a fungal serine protease enzyme, which comprises an amino acid sequence of the mature Fe_RF6318 enzyme having an amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 15. The serine protease is obtainable from Fusarium equiseti, more preferably from the deposited strain CBS 119568. Also disclosed are nucleic acid sequences encoding said protease, such as plasmid pALK2521 comprising the nucleotide sequence SEQ ID NO:9 deposited in E. coli RF7664 under accession number DSM 22171 and plasmid pALK2529 comprising the full-length gene SEQ ID NO: 10 deposited in E. coli RF7800 under accession number DSM 22172. Said protease is useful as an enzyme preparation applicable in detergent compositions and for treating fibers, for treating wool, for treating hair, for treating leather, for treating food or feed, or for any applications involving modification, degradation or removal of proteinaceous material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: AB Enzymes Oy
    Inventors: Kari Juntunen, Leena Valtakari, Susanna Makinen, Jarno Kallio, Jari Vehmaanpera, Pentti Ojapalo, Marja Paloheimo
  • Publication number: 20130065810
    Abstract: The present invention is related to a fungal serine protease enzyme, which comprises an amino acid sequence of the mature Fe_RF6318 enzyme having an amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 15. The serine protease is obtainable from Fusarium equiseti, more preferably from the deposited strain CBS 119568. Also disclosed are nucleic acid sequences encoding said protease, such as plasmid pALK2521 comprising the nucleotide sequence SEQ ID NO:9 deposited in E. coli RF7664 under accession number DSM 22171 and plasmid pALK2529 comprising the full-length gene SEQ ID NO: 10 deposited in E. coli RF7800 under accession number DSM 22172. Said protease is useful as an enzyme preparation applicable in detergent compositions and for treating fibers, for treating wool, for treating hair, for treating leather, for treating food or feed, or for any applications involving modification, degradation or removal of proteinaceous material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2010
    Publication date: March 14, 2013
    Applicant: AB Enzymes Oy
    Inventors: Kari Juntunen, Leena Valtakari, Susanna Makinen, Jarno Kallio, Jari Vehmaanpera, Pentti Ojapalo, Marja Paloheimo
  • Patent number: 8362222
    Abstract: The present invention is related to a fungal serine protease enzyme useful in modification, degradation or removal of proteinaceous material, which enzyme comprises an amino acid sequence of the mature Tr Prb1 enzyme having an amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 10 or a variant thereof having similar activity. The serine protease is obtainable from Trichoderma. Also disclosed are nucleic acid sequences encoding said protease, such as plasmid pALK2650 comprising the nucleotide sequence SEQ ID NO: 10 of the full length enzyme deposited in E. coli RF8052 under accession number DSM 22635. Said protease is useful as an enzyme preparation applicable in detergent compositions and for treating fibers, for treating wool, for treating hair, for treating leather, for treating food or feed, or for any applications involving modification, degradation or removal of proteinaceous material at low or moderate temperature ranges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Assignee: AB Enzymes Oy
    Inventors: Leena Valtakari, Kari Juntunen, Susanna Mäkinen, Pentti Ojapalo, Marja Paloheimo
  • Publication number: 20120252064
    Abstract: The present invention is related to a fungal serine protease enzyme, which said enzyme has serine protease activity and comprises an amino acid sequence of Malbranchea ALKO4122 mature protease as defined in SEQ ID NO:18 or an amino acid sequence having at least 66% identity to the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO:18. Also disclosed is an isolated nucleic acid molecule, comprising a polynucleotide sequence which encodes a fungal serine protease enzyme, nucleic acid sequences encoding said protease, a host cell and a process of producing a polypeptide having serine protease activity. Said protease is useful as an enzyme preparation applicable in detergent compositions and for treating fibers, wool, hair, leather, or silk, for treating food or feed, or for any applications involving modification, degradation or removal of proteinaceous material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2012
    Publication date: October 4, 2012
    Applicant: AB ENZYMES OY
    Inventors: Leena Valtakari, Kari Juntunen, Marja Paloheimo, Pentti Ojapalo
  • Publication number: 20120107905
    Abstract: The present invention relates to fungal serine protease variants, which comprise an amino acid substitution of valine at position 208 of the parent Fusarium equiseti Fe_RF6318 serine protease, wherein the position of the substitution corresponds to the amino acid sequence of the mature Fe_RF6318 enzyme defined in SEQ ID NO:2. The variants have improved thermal stability and/or detergent stability compared to the parent Fe_RF6318 enzyme. Preferably the substitution is V208I and more preferably the variants comprise additional amino acid changes which further increase the stability. Also disclosed are nucleic acid sequences encoding said protease variants as well as recombinant vectors and host cells for the production of the variants.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2011
    Publication date: May 3, 2012
    Applicant: AB ENZYMES OY
    Inventors: Kari Juntunen, Leena Valtakari, Nina Hakulinen, Marja Paloheimo
  • Patent number: 7981654
    Abstract: The present invention provides novel cellulase fusion proteins, preparations of cellulase fusion proteins and compositions of cellulase fusion proteins. The present invention further provides cellulase expression vectors, host cells expressing cellulase and methods for preparing such vectors and cells. Uses of cellulases, cellulase preparations and cellulase compositions in the textile, detergent, pulp and paper industries are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2011
    Assignee: AB Enzymes Oy
    Inventors: Jari Vehmaanperä, Terhi Puranen, Leena Valtakari, Jarno Kallio, Marika Alapuranen, Marja Paloheimo, Pentti Ojapalo
  • Patent number: 7927849
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a novel laccase enzyme obtainable from the strains of genus Thielavia. The invention relates also to the nucleic acid sequence encoding the enzyme, a recombinant host into which the nucleic acid sequence has been introduced and a method for the production of the enzyme in a recombinant host. The enzyme of the invention is suitable for several applications, in particular for increasing the lightness of denim.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2011
    Assignee: AB Enzymes OY
    Inventors: Marja Paloheimo, Leena Valtakari, Terhi Puranen, Kristiina Kruus, Jarno Kallio, Arja Mantyla, Richard Fagerstrom, Pentti Ojapalo, Jari Vehmaanpera
  • Publication number: 20110028375
    Abstract: The present invention is related to a fungal serine protease enzyme, which comprises an amino acid sequence the mature Fa_RF7182 enzyme having an amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 18. The serine protease is obtainable from Fusarium acuminatum, more preferably from the deposited strain CBS 124084. Also disclosed are nucleic acid sequences encoding said protease, such as plasmid pALK2530 comprising the nucleotide sequence SEQ ID NO:12 deposited in Escherichia coli RF7803 under accession number DSM 22208 and plasmid pALK2531 comprising the full-length gene SEQ ID NO: 13 deposited in E. coli RF7879 under accession number DSM 22209, as well as fungal hosts, such as Trichoderm. Said protease is useful as an enzyme preparation applicable in detergent compositions and for treating fibers, for treating wool, for treating hair, for treating leather, for treating food or feed, or for any applications involving modification, degradation or removal of proteinaceous material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2010
    Publication date: February 3, 2011
    Applicant: AB Enzymes Oy
    Inventors: Kari Juntunen, Leena Valtakari, Susanna Makinen, Jarno Kallio, Jari Vehmaanpera, Pentti Ojapalo, Marja Paloheimo, George Szakacs
  • Publication number: 20110008870
    Abstract: The present invention is related to a fungal serine protease enzyme useful in modification, degradation or removal of proteinaceous material, which enzyme comprises an amino acid sequence of the mature Tr Prb1 enzyme having an amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 10 or a variant thereof having similar activity. The serine protease is obtainable from Trichoderma. Also disclosed are nucleic acid sequences encoding said protease, such as plasmid pALK2650 comprising the nucleotide sequence SEQ ID NO: 10 of the full length enzyme deposited in E. coli RF8052 under accession number DSM 22635. Said protease is useful as an enzyme preparation applicable in detergent compositions and for treating fibers, for treating wool, for treating hair, for treating leather, for treating food or feed, or for any applications involving modification, degradation or removal of proteinaceous material at low or moderate temperature ranges.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2010
    Publication date: January 13, 2011
    Applicant: AB Enzymes Oy
    Inventors: Susanna Makinen, Pentti Ojapalo, Leena Valtakari, Kari Juntunen, Marja Paloheimo