Patents by Inventor Michael C. Jensen

Michael C. Jensen 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: 20190224237
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to methods of treating a patient with a cancer by administering to the patient a composition comprising CAR T cells wherein the CAR T cells comprise a CAR and the CAR comprises an E2 anti-fluorescein antibody fragment, and administering to the patient a small molecule linked to a targeting moiety by a linker. The disclosure also relates to compositions for use in such methods.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2019
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Inventors: Michael C. Jensen, James Matthaei
  • Patent number: 10266592
    Abstract: The present invention provides nucleic acids, vectors, host cells, methods and compositions to confer and/or augment immune responses mediated by cellular immunotherapy, such as by adoptively transferring CD8+ central memory T cells or combinations of central memory T cells with CD4+ T cells that are genetically modified to express a chimeric receptor under the control of an inducible promoter. In some alternatives the genetically modified host cell comprises a nucleic acid comprising a polynucleotide coding for a chimeric antigen receptor comprising a ligand binding domain, a polynucleotide comprising a spacer region, a polynucleotide comprising a transmembrane domain, and a polynucleotide comprising an intracellular signaling domain under the control of a drug inducible promoter. Controlling the expression of the chimeric receptor provides for the ability to turn expression on and off depending on the status of the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Seattle Children's Hospital
    Inventor: Michael C. Jensen
  • Publication number: 20190016776
    Abstract: The present application relates to fusion proteins, chimeric antigen bearing cells expressing fusion proteins and compositions comprising chimeric antigen bearing cells expressing fusion proteins. The application further relates to methods of using the fusion proteins, cells and compositions for modulating an immune response.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2017
    Publication date: January 17, 2019
    Inventors: Michael C. Jensen, Adam Johnson
  • Patent number: 10100281
    Abstract: A non-immunogenic selection epitope may be generated by removing certain amino acid sequences of the protein. For example, a gene encoding a truncated human epidermal growth factor receptor polypeptide (EGFRt) that lacks the membrane distal EGF-binding domain and the cytoplasmic signaling tail, but retains an extracellular epitope recognized by an anti-EGFR antibody is provided. Cells may be genetically modified to express EGFRt and then purified without the immunoactivity that would accompany the use of full-length EGFR immunoactivity. Through flow cytometric analysis, EGFRt was successfully utilized as an in vivo tracking marker for genetically modified human T cell engraftment in mice. Furthermore, EGFRt was demonstrated to have cellular depletion potential through cetuximab mediated antibody dependent cellular cytotoxicity (ADCC) pathways.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: City of Hope
    Inventor: Michael C. Jensen
  • Publication number: 20180280433
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to mammalian bi-specific T cells and methods for using these bi-specific T cells. More specifically, the invention relates to a method of controlling administration of cancer antigen to a subject by providing bi-specific T cells that express a viral antigen T cell receptor and a cancer antigen-specific chimeric receptors and triggering their activation by also administering antigen-presenting T-cells which express viral antigen. These bi-specific T cell clones are a source of effector cells that persist in vivo in response to stimulation with viral antigen, leading to long-term function after their transfer to patients with cancer and autoimmune diseases.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2018
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Applicant: City of Hope
    Inventors: Laurence J.N. Cooper, Michael C. Jensen
  • Publication number: 20180200298
    Abstract: The present invention provides nucleic acids, vectors, host cells, methods and compositions to confer and/or augment immune responses mediated by cellular immunotherapy, such as by adoptively transferring CD8+ central memory T cells or combinations of central memory T cells with CD4+ T cells that are genetically modified to express a chimeric receptor. In embodiments the genetically modified host cell comprises a nucleic acid comprising a polynucleotide coding for a ligand binding domain, a polynucleotide comprising a customized spacer region, a polynucleotide comprising a transmembrane domain, and a polynucleotide comprising an intracellular signaling domain. It has been surprisingly found that the length of the spacer region can affects the ability of chimeric receptor modified T cells to recognize target cells in vitro and affects in vivo efficacy of the chimeric receptor modified T cells. Pharmaceutical formulations produced by the method, and methods of using the same, are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2017
    Publication date: July 19, 2018
    Inventors: Michael C. Jensen, Stanley R. Riddell, Michael Hudecek
  • Publication number: 20180119174
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are nuclease-based systems for genome editing and methods of using the system for genome editing. Also, disclosed are approaches to enhance Cas9-mediated gene editing efficiency in primary human cells with minimal toxicity when using adeno-associated virus vectors (AAV) to express the guide RNAs necessary for CRISPR/Cas9-based genome editing in the presence of helper proteins.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2016
    Publication date: May 3, 2018
    Inventors: Andrew Scharenberg, David Rawlings, Michael C. Jensen, Kamila Sabina Gwiazda, Alexandra Grier
  • Publication number: 20180009891
    Abstract: The present invention provides nucleic acids, vectors, host cells, methods and compositions to confer and/or augment immune responses mediated by cellular immunotherapy, such as by adoptively transferring CD8+ central memory T cells or combinations of central memory T cells with CD4+ T cells that are genetically modified to express a chimeric receptor. In some alternatives the genetically modified host cell comprises a nucleic acid comprising a polynucleotide coding for a ligand binding domain, a poly nucleotide comprising a customized spacer region, a polynucleotide comprising a transmembrane domain, and a polynucleotide comprising an intracellular signaling domain. In some alternatives, the ligand binding domains binds to CD171.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2015
    Publication date: January 11, 2018
    Inventor: Michael C. Jensen
  • Publication number: 20170368098
    Abstract: A CD19-OR-CD20 chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) protein construct is provided. Also provided are nucleic acids encoding the CD19-OR-CD20 CAR; and methods of use, e.g. in the treatment of B cell malignancies. The CD19-OR-CD20 CAR of the invention is a bispecific CAR that can trigger T-cell activation upon detection of either CD19 or CD20 (or both). It is a single molecule that confers two-input recognition capability upon human T cells engineered to stably express this CAR.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2015
    Publication date: December 28, 2017
    Inventors: Yvonne Y. CHEN, Eugenia ZAH, Michael C. JENSEN
  • Publication number: 20170267742
    Abstract: The present invention provides genetic tags operably linked to transgenes. The expression of the genetic tag allows identification, detection, selection, and ablation of cells expressing the transgene and the genetic tag. In some alternatives the genetically modified host cell comprises a transgene comprising a polynucleotide coding for a chimeric antigen receptor comprising a ligand binding domain, a polynucleotide comprising a spacer region, a polynucleotide comprising a transmembrane domain, and a polynucleotide comprising an intracellular signaling domain and a polynucleotide coding for a genetic tag.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2015
    Publication date: September 21, 2017
    Applicant: Seattle Children's Hospital (dba Seattle Children's Research Institute)
    Inventors: Michael C. Jensen, Adam Johnson
  • Publication number: 20170209543
    Abstract: The present invention relates to chimeric transmembrane immunoreceptors, named “zetakines,” comprised of an extracellular domain comprising a soluble receptor ligand linked to a support region capable of tethering the extracellular domain to a cell surface, a transmembrane region and an intracellular signalling domain. Zetakines, when expressed on the surface of T lymphocytes, direct T cell activity to those specific cells expressing a receptor for which the soluble receptor ligand is specific. Zetakine chimeric immunoreceptors represent a novel extension of antibody-based immunoreceptors for redirecting the antigen specificity of T cells, with application to treatment of a variety of cancers, particularly via the autocrin/paracrine cytokine systems utilized by human maligancy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2015
    Publication date: July 27, 2017
    Inventor: Michael C. Jensen
  • Publication number: 20170152297
    Abstract: The present invention provides nucleic acids, vectors, host cells, methods and compositions to confer and/or augment immune responses mediated by cellular immunotherapy, such as by adoptively transferring CD8+ central memory T cells or combinations of central memory T cells with CD4+ T cells that are genetically modified to express a chimeric receptor under the control of an inducible promoter. In some alternatives the genetically modified host cell comprises a nucleic acid comprising a polynucleotide coding for a chimeric antigen receptor comprising a ligand binding domain, a polynucleotide comprising a spacer region, a polynucleotide comprising a transmembrane domain, and a polynucleotide comprising an intracellular signaling domain under the control of a drug inducible promoter. Controlling the expression of the chimeric receptor provides for the ability to turn expression on and off depending on the status of the patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2015
    Publication date: June 1, 2017
    Inventor: Michael C. Jensen
  • Publication number: 20170152480
    Abstract: A non-immunogenic selection epitope may be generated by removing certain amino acid sequences of the protein. For example, a gene encoding a truncated human epidermal growth factor receptor polypeptide (EGFRt) that lacks the membrane distal EGF-binding domain and the cytoplasmic signaling tail, but retains an extracellular epitope recognized by an anti-EGFR antibody is provided. Cells may be genetically modified to express EGFRt and then purified without the immunoactivity that would accompany the use of full-length EGFR immunoactivity. Through flow cytometric analysis, EGFRt was successfully utilized as an in vivo tracking marker for genetically modified human T cell engraftment in mice. Furthermore, EGFRt was demonstrated to have cellular depletion potential through cetuximab mediated antibody dependent cellular cytotoxicity (ADCC) pathways.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2017
    Publication date: June 1, 2017
    Inventor: Michael C. Jensen
  • Publication number: 20170029774
    Abstract: Aspects of the invention described herein include methods of treating, inhibiting, ameliorating and/or eliminating a virus or cancer cells in a subject utilizing genetically engineered human T-cells having receptors for a molecule presented by the virus or the cancer cells, wherein the genetically engineered T cells are isolated utilizing a two-stage MTX selection that employs increasing concentrations of MTX.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2015
    Publication date: February 2, 2017
    Inventors: Michael C. Jensen, Suzie Pun, Nataly Kacherovsky
  • Publication number: 20170015746
    Abstract: Aspects of the invention described herein, concern approaches to make genetically modified T-cells comprising a chimeric antigen receptor for human therapy. In some alternatives, the methods utilize a selection and/or isolation of CD4+ and/or CD8+ T-cells from a mixed T-cell population, such as, peripheral blood or apheresis derived mononuclear cells. Once selected/isolated, the CD4+ and/or CD8+ T-cells are then activated, genetically modified, and propagated, preferably, in separate or isolated cultures in the presence of one or more cytokines, which support survival, engraftment and/or proliferation of the cells, as well as, preferably promoting or inducing the retention of cell surface receptors, such as CD62L, CD28, and/or CD27.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2015
    Publication date: January 19, 2017
    Applicant: Seattle Children's Hospital (Dba Seattle Children's Research Institute)
    Inventor: Michael C. Jensen
  • Publication number: 20160333377
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are nuclease-based systems for genome editing and methods of using the system for genome editing. Also, disclosed are approaches to enhance Cas9-mediated gene editing efficiency in primary human cells with minimal toxicity when using adeno-associated virus vectors (AAV) to express the guide RNAs necessary for CRISPR/Cas9-based genome editing in the presence of helper proteins.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2016
    Publication date: November 17, 2016
    Inventors: Andrew Scharenberg, David Rawlings, Michael C. Jensen, Kamila Gwiazda, Alexandra Grier
  • Publication number: 20160175398
    Abstract: The present invention relates to chimeric transmembrane immunoreceptors, named “zetakines,” comprised of an extracellular domain comprising a soluble receptor ligand linked to a support region capable of tethering the extracellular domain to a cell surface, a transmembrane region and an intracellular signalling domain. Zetakines, when expressed on the surface of T lymphocytes, direct T cell activity to those specific cells expressing a receptor for which the soluble receptor ligand is specific. Zetakine chimeric immunoreceptors represent a novel extension of antibody-based immunoreceptors for redirecting the antigen specificity of T cells, with application to treatment of a variety of cancers, particularly via the autocrin/paracrine cytokine systems utilized by human maligancy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2015
    Publication date: June 23, 2016
    Inventor: Michael C. Jensen
  • Publication number: 20150306141
    Abstract: The present invention provides nucleic acids, vectors, host cells, methods and compositions to confer and/or augment immune responses mediated by cellular immunotherapy, such as by adoptively transferring CD8+ central memory T cells or combinations of central memory T cells with CD4+ T cells that are genetically modified to express a chimeric receptor. In embodiments the genetically modified host cell comprises a nucleic acid comprising a polynucleotide coding for a ligand binding domain, a polynucleotide comprising a customized spacer region, a polynucleotide comprising a transmembrane domain, and a polynucleotide comprising an intracellular signaling domain. It has been surprisingly found that the length of the spacer region can affects the ability of chimeric receptor modified T cells to recognize target cells in vitro and affects in vivo efficacy of the chimeric receptor modified T cells. Pharmaceutical formulations produced by the method, and methods of using the same, are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2013
    Publication date: October 29, 2015
    Inventors: Michael C. Jensen, Stanley R. Riddell, Michael Hudecek
  • Publication number: 20150297640
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to mammalian bi-specific T cells and methods for using these bi-specific T cells. More specifically, the invention relates to a method of controlling administration of cancer antigen to a subject by providing bi-specific T cells that express a viral antigen T cell receptor and a cancer antigen-specific chimeric receptors and triggering their activation by also administering antigen-presenting T-cells which express viral antigen. These bi-specific T cell clones are a source of effector cells that persist in vivo in response to stimulation with viral antigen, leading to long-term function after their transfer to patients with cancer and autoimmune diseases.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2014
    Publication date: October 22, 2015
    Inventors: Laurence Cooper, Michael C. Jensen
  • Publication number: 20140356398
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method of carrying out adoptive immunotherapy in a primate subject in need thereof by administering the subject a cytotoxic T lymphocytes (CTL) preparation in a treatment-effective amount. The method comprises administering as the CTL preparation a preparation consisting essentially of an in vitro expanded primate CTL population, the CTL population enriched prior to expansion for central memory T lymphocytes, and depleted prior to expansion of effector memory T lymphocytes. In some embodiments, the method may further comprise concurrently administering Interleukin-15 to the subject in an amount effective to increase the proliferation of the central memory T cells in the subject. Pharmaceutical formulations produced by the method, and methods of using the same, are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2014
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Inventors: Stanley R. Riddell, Carolina Berger, Michael C. Jensen