Patents by Inventor Sara Yousef

Sara Yousef 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: 20210032361
    Abstract: The present invention concerns antigen binding proteins specifically binding melanoma associated antigen A (MAGE-A) protein-derived antigens. The invention in particular provides antigen binding proteins which specifically bind to the MAGE-A antigenic peptide comprising or consisting of SEQ ID NO: 1 in a complex with a major histocombatibility (MHC) protein. The antigen binding proteins of the invention contain, in particular, the complementary determining regions (CDRs) of novel engineered T cell receptors (TCRs) that specifically bind to said MAGE-A peptide/MHC complex. The antigen binding proteins of the invention are of use for the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of MAGE-A expressing cancerous diseases. Further provided are nucleic acids encoding the antigen binding proteins of the invention, vectors comprising these nucleic acids, recombinant cells expressing the antigen binding proteins and pharmaceutical compositions comprising the antigen binding proteins of the invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2020
    Publication date: February 4, 2021
    Inventors: Meike HUTT, Felix UNVERDORBEN, Sebastian BUNK, Dominik MAURER, Martin HOFMANN, Gabriele PSZOLLA, Sara YOUSEF, Claudia WAGNER, Frank SCHWOEBEL, Heiko SCHUSTER
  • Publication number: 20200384028
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for selecting a cell or a virus expressing on its surface an antigen-binding protein specifically binding to a protein antigen of interest (PAI) while counter selection using a similar protein antigen (SPA) is applied. Further, the invention provides a method for determining the sequence of a nucleic acid encoding an antigen-binding protein or an antigen-binding part thereof and a method for producing a cell expressing a nucleic acid encoding an antigen-binding protein or an antigen-binding part thereof. The invention also relates to a method for treating a subject with a selected cell population.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2020
    Publication date: December 10, 2020
    Inventors: Sebastian BUNK, Dominik MAURER, Gisela SCHIMMACK, Heiko SCHUSTER, Claudia WAGNER, Sara YOUSEF, Amir ALPERT
  • Patent number: 9738690
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the field of vaccination or immunization, in particular therapeutic vaccination, and diagnosis. Pharmaceutical compositions and kits capable of eliciting a protective immune response against polyoma virus JC (JCV) are disclosed, which may be used e.g., for therapy or for prevention of progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML) and/or progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy-immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome (PML-IRIS). Individuals in danger of such PML or PML-IRIS may, e.g., be immuno-compromised or immunosuppressed patients or patients having an autoimmune disease eligible for immunosuppressive treatment. The invention also relates to compositions comprising at least one CD4+ epitope of a JCV protein and to therapeutic, prophylactic and diagnostic uses thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: UNIVERSITAET ZUERICH
    Inventors: Ilijas Jelcic, Roland Martin, Sven Schippling, Mireia Sospedra, Sara Yousef
  • Publication number: 20140356320
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the field of vaccination or immunization, in particular therapeutic vaccination, and diagnosis. Pharmaceutical compositions and kits capable of eliciting a protective immune response against polyoma virus JC (JCV) are disclosed, which may be used e.g., for therapy or for prevention of progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML) and/or progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy-immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome (PML-IRIS). Individuals in danger of such PML or PML-IRIS may, e.g., be immuno-compromised or immunosuppressed patients or patients having an autoimmune disease eligible for immunosuppressive treatment. The invention also relates to compositions comprising at least one CD4+ epitope of a JCV protein and to therapeutic, prophylactic and diagnostic uses thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2012
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Applicant: Universit├Ąt Z├╝rich
    Inventors: Ilijas Jelcic, Roland Martin, Sven Schippling, Mireia Sospedra, Sara Yousef