Patents by Inventor Mingyuan Cheng

Mingyuan Cheng 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: 6214606
    Abstract: A purified, biologically active yeast mitochondrial heat shock protein exhibiting an Mr of about 60K (hsp60) and its biologically active analogs exhibiting an Mr of 55K-65K are disclosed. Polynucleotide segments that encode hsp60 and its analogs are disclosed as are vectors containing the same, as well as transformed cells that contain the vectors. Methods of assembling non-functional protein subunits into a functional oligomeric protein complex and for converting an inactive form of a monomeric protein molecule or protein subunit molecule into an active form of the molecule are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 1991
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2001
    Inventors: Arthur L. Horwich, Mingyuan Cheng, Richard Hallberg, Donald S. Reading, Alan Myers