Patents by Inventor Sunjong Kwon

Sunjong Kwon 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: 6225082
    Abstract: The present invention provides isolated nucleic acid molecules which comprise sequences from the 3′ UTR of myelin basic protein (MBP) mRNA. The subject isolated nucleic acid molecules confer properties such as localization, transport and increased translational efficiency of a heterologous mRNA transcript when transcribed into such mRNA. The present invention also provides vectors comprising the subject isolated nucleic acids. The vectors are useful for increasing translational efficiency of mRNA transcripts produced by a heterologous gene incorporated therein. Also provided by the present invention are methods for increasing translation of a heterologous gene. The methods comprise transforming a eukaryotic cell with at least one of the subject vectors having coding sequence for a heterologous gene. Methods for enhancing gene therapy are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 1997
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2001
    Assignee: Research Corporation Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: John Carson, Sunjong Kwon, Kevin Ainger, Daniela Avossa