Patents by Inventor Tamar Tchkonia

Tamar Tchkonia 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: 20210379068
    Abstract: This document provides methods and materials for treating obesity-induced neuropsychiatric disorders. For example, one or more senotherapeutic agents can be administered to a mammal having, or at risk of developing, an obesity-induced neuropsychiatric disorder (e.g., obesity-induced anxiety) to treat the mammal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2019
    Publication date: December 9, 2021
    Inventors: James L. Kirkland, Mikolaj B. Ogrodnik, Tamar Tchkonia, Diana Jurk, Thomas von Zglinicki
  • Publication number: 20210283185
    Abstract: This document provides methods and materials for treating aging and/or improving transplant outcomes. For example, methods and materials for using one or more senotherapeutic agents to reduce risk of transplant rejection are provided. Non-human animal models for transplant rejection as well as methods for using such non-human animal models to identify agents having the ability to reduce transplant rejection are provided as are non-human animal models for aging and methods for using such non-human animal models to identify agents having the ability to treat aging or the ability to slow the effects of aging.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2019
    Publication date: September 16, 2021
    Inventors: James L. Kirkland, Tamar Tchkonia, Stefan Tullius, Ming Xu, Joao Passos
  • Publication number: 20210244734
    Abstract: This document provides methods and materials for improving arteriovenous fistula (AVF) maturation and/or maintaining AVF functionality. For example, methods and materials for using one or more senolytic agents to improve AVF maturation, to maintain AVF functionality, and/or to maintain the patency of an AVF are provided. Methods and materials for using one or more senolytic agents to maintain functionality and/or patency of a venous graft (e.g., a venous graft that bypasses an occluded artery) also are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2019
    Publication date: August 12, 2021
    Inventors: Karl A. Nath, James L. Kirkland, Tamar Tchkonia
  • Publication number: 20210169876
    Abstract: Methods are provided herein for selectively killing senescent cells and for treating senescence-associated diseases and disorders by administering a senolytic agent. Senescence-associated diseases and disorders treatable by the methods using the senolytic agents described herein include cardiovascular diseases and disorders associated with or caused by arteriosclerosis, such as atherosclerosis; idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis; chronic obstructive pulmonary disease; osteoarthritis; senescence-associated ophthalmic diseases and disorders; and senescence-associated dermatological diseases and disorders.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2020
    Publication date: June 10, 2021
    Inventors: Remi-Martin Laberge, Judith Campisi, Marco Demaria, Nathaniel David, James L. Kirkland, Tamar Tchkonia, Yi Zhu
  • Publication number: 20200316066
    Abstract: Provided herein are methods and uses for treatment or prophylaxis of a senescent cell associated disease or disorder by administering a senolytic combination comprising dasatinib and quercetin or an analog thereof to a subject in need thereof. In certain embodiments, the senescent cell associated disease or disorder is a cardiovascular disease or disorder, inflanunatory disease or disorder, a pulmonary disease or disorder, a neurological disease or disorder, or a metabolic disease or disorder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2020
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Inventors: James L. Kirkland, Tamar Tchkonia, Yi Zhu, Allyson K. Palmer, Nathan K. LeBrasseur, Jordan D. Miller
  • Publication number: 20200030323
    Abstract: Methods are provided herein for selectively killing senescent cells and for treating senescence-associated diseases and disorders by administering a senolytic agent. Senescence-associated diseases and disorders treatable by the methods using the senolytic agents described herein include cardiovascular diseases and disorders associated with or caused by arteriosclerosis, such as atherosclerosis; idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis; chronic obstructive pulmonary disease; osteoarthritis; senescence-associated ophthalmic diseases and disorders; and senescence-associated dermatological diseases and disorders.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2019
    Publication date: January 30, 2020
    Inventors: Remi-Martin Laberge, Judith Campisi, Marco Demaria, Nathaniel David, James L. Kirkland, Tamar Tchkonia, Yi Zhu, Darren J. Baker, Jan M.A. van Deursen
  • Patent number: 10517866
    Abstract: Methods are provided herein for selectively killing senescent cells and for treating senescence-associated diseases and disorders by administering a senolytic agent. Senescence-associated diseases and disorders treatable by the methods using the senolytic agents described herein include cardiovascular diseases and disorders associated with or caused by arteriosclerosis, such as atherosclerosis; idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis; chronic obstructive pulmonary disease; osteoarthritis; senescence-associated ophthalmic diseases and disorders; and senescence-associated dermatological diseases and disorders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignees: Unity Biotechnology, Inc., Buck Institute for Research on Aging, Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research
    Inventors: Remi-Martin Laberge, James L. Kirkland, Tamar Tchkonia, Yi Zhu, Nathaniel David, Alain Philippe Vasserot, Darren J. Baker, Bennett G. Childs, Jan M. A. van Deursen
  • Patent number: 10478433
    Abstract: Methods are provided herein for selectively killing senescent cells and for treating senescence-associated diseases and disorders by administering a senolytic agent. Senescence-associated diseases and disorders treatable by the methods using the senolytic agents described herein include cardiovascular diseases and disorders associated with or caused by arteriosclerosis, such as atherosclerosis; idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis; chronic obstructive pulmonary disease; osteoarthritis; senescence-associated ophthalmic diseases and disorders; and senescence-associated dermatological diseases and disorders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignees: Unity Biotechnology, Inc., Buck Institute for Research on Aging, Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research
    Inventors: Remi-Martin Laberge, Judith Campisi, Marco Demaria, Nathaniel David, Darren J. Baker, James L. Kirkland, Tamar Tchkonia, Yi Zhu, Jan M. A. van Deursen, Alain Philippe Vasserot, Bennett G. Childs
  • Patent number: 10478432
    Abstract: Methods are provided herein for selectively killing senescent cells and for treating senescence-associated diseases and disorders by administering a senolytic agent. Senescence-associated diseases and disorders treatable by the methods using the senolytic agents described herein include cardiovascular diseases and disorders associated with or caused by arteriosclerosis, such as atherosclerosis; idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis; chronic obstructive pulmonary disease; osteoarthritis; senescence-associated ophthalmic diseases and disorders; and senescence-associated dermatological diseases and disorders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignees: Unity Biotechnology, Inc., Buck Institute for Research on Aging, Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research
    Inventors: Remi-Martin Laberge, Judith Campisi, Marco Demaria, Nathaniel David, Alain Philippe Vasserot, James L. Kirkland, Tamar Tchkonia, Yi Zhu, Darren J. Baker, Bennett G. Childs, Jan M. A. van Deursen
  • Publication number: 20190343832
    Abstract: Methods are provided herein for selectively killing senescent cells and for treating senescence-associated diseases and disorders by administering a senolytic agent. Senescence-associated diseases and disorders treatable by the methods using the senolytic agents described herein include cardiovascular diseases and disorders associated with or caused by arteriosclerosis, such as atherosclerosis; idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis; chronic obstructive pulmonary disease; osteoarthritis; senescence-associated ophthalmic diseases and disorders; and senescence-associated dermatological diseases and disorders.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2019
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Inventors: Remi-Martin Laberge, Judith Campisi, Albert Davalos, Marco Demaria, Nathaniel David, Alain Philippe Vasserot, James L. Kirkland, Tamar Tchkonia, Jennifer Elisseeff, Chaekyu Kim, Okhee Jeon, Yi Zhu
  • Patent number: 10413542
    Abstract: Methods are provided herein for selectively killing senescent cells and for treating senescence-associated diseases and disorders by administering a senolytic agent. Senescence-associated diseases and disorders treatable by the methods using the senolytic agents described herein include cardiovascular diseases and disorders associated with or caused by arteriosclerosis, such as atherosclerosis; idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis; chronic obstructive pulmonary disease; osteoarthritis; senescence-associated ophthalmic diseases and disorders; and senescence-associated dermatological diseases and disorders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignees: Buck Institute for Research on Aging, Unity Biotechnology, Inc., Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research
    Inventors: Remi-Martin Laberge, Nathaniel David, Alain Philippe Vasserot, Darren J. Baker, Bennett G. Childs, James L. Kirkland, Tamar Tchkonia, Jan M. A. van Deursen, Yi Zhu
  • Publication number: 20190269675
    Abstract: This invention establishes a new paradigm for treatment of Parkinson's disease (PD) by eliminating senescent cells that reside in or around the site of the disease pathophysiology. Exposure of test subjects to the herbicide paraquat (PQ) increases the risk for developing Parkinson's disease. The data in this disclosure show that PQ induces a senescence arrest and SASP in astrocytes, in culture and in vivo in mice, and senescent cell markers were present in astrocytes in midbrain tissue from PD patients. In a transgenic mouse model, senescent cell ablation protected against PQ-induced PD-like neuropathology. Removal of senescent cells from affected sites using small molecule agents that specifically target senescent cells can help prevent or ameliorate signs and symptoms of the disease.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2019
    Publication date: September 5, 2019
    Inventors: Shankar J. Chinta, Judith Campisi, Julie K. Andersen, Remi-Martin Laberge, Nathaniel David, James L. Kirkland, Tamar Tchkonia, Yi Zhu
  • Patent number: 10328058
    Abstract: Foamy macrophages with senescence markers accumulate in the subendothelial space at the onset of atherosclerosis where they drive pathology by increasing expression of key atherogenic and inflammatory cytokines and chemokines. In advanced lesions, senescent cells promote features of plaque instability, including elastic fiber degradation and fibrous cap thinning, by heightening metalloprotease production. This invention provides methods and materials for treating arthritis by removing senescent cells in or around atherosclerotic plaques, thereby stabilizing the plaques, inhibiting rupture of the plaques and pathological sequelae that manifest as coronary artery disease.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignees: Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research, Unity Biotechnology, Inc., Buck Institute for Research on Aging
    Inventors: Darren J. Baker, Marco Demaria, Albert Davalos, Bennett G. Childs, Jan M. A. van Deursen, James L. Kirkland, Tamar Tchkonia, Yi Zhu, Nathaniel David, Remi-Martin Laberge, Judith Campisi
  • Patent number: 10328073
    Abstract: Methods are provided herein for selectively killing senescent cells and for treating senescence-associated diseases and disorders by administering a senolytic agent. Senescence-associated diseases and disorders treatable by the methods using the senolytic agents described herein include cardiovascular diseases and disorders associated with or caused by arteriosclerosis, such as atherosclerosis; idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis; chronic obstructive pulmonary disease; osteoarthritis; senescence-associated ophthalmic diseases and disorders; and senescence-associated dermatological diseases and disorders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignees: Unity Biotechnology, Inc., Buck Institute for Research on Aging, Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research
    Inventors: Remi-Martin Laberge, Judith Campisi, Marco Demaria, Nathaniel David, Alain Philippe Vasserot, James L. Kirkland, Tamar Tchkonia, Yi Zhu, Darren J. Baker, Bennett G. Childs, Jan M. A. van Deursen
  • Patent number: 10258618
    Abstract: Methods are provided herein for selectively killing senescent cells and for treating senescence-associated diseases and disorders by administering a senolytic agent. Senescence-associated diseases and disorders treatable by the methods using the senolytic agents described herein include cardiovascular diseases and disorders associated with or caused by arteriosclerosis, such as atherosclerosis; idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis; chronic obstructive pulmonary disease; osteoarthritis; senescence-associated ophthalmic diseases and disorders; and senescence-associated dermatological diseases and disorders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignees: UNITY BIOTECHNOLOGY, INC., BUCK INSTITUTE FOR RESEARCH AGING, MAYO FOUNDATION FOR MEDICAL EDUCATION AND RESEARCH
    Inventors: Remi-Martin Laberge, Judith Campisi, Marco Demaria, Nathaniel David, Darren J. Baker, James L. Kirkland, Tamar Tchkonia, Yi Zhu, Jan M. A. van Deursen
  • Patent number: 10251376
    Abstract: This document relates to methods and materials involved in the removal of senescent cells within a mammal. For example, transgenic non-human animals that can be induced to delete senescent cells are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: MAYO FOUNDATION FOR MEDICAL EDUCATION AND RESEARCH
    Inventors: James L. Kirkland, Tamar Tchkonia, Jan M. A. van Deursen, Darren J. Baker
  • Patent number: 10213426
    Abstract: Methods are provided herein for selectively killing senescent cells and for treating senescence-associated diseases and disorders by administering a senolytic agent. Senescence-associated diseases and disorders treatable by the methods using the senolytic agents described herein include cardiovascular diseases and disorders associated with or caused by arteriosclerosis, such as atherosclerosis; idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis; chronic obstructive pulmonary disease; osteoarthritis; senescence-associated ophthalmic diseases and disorders; and senescence-associated dermatological diseases and disorders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignees: UNITY BIOTECHNOLOGY, INC., BUCK INSTITUE FOR RESEARCH ON AGING, MAYO FOUNDATION FOR MEDICAL EDUCATION AND RESEARCH
    Inventors: Remi-Martin Laberge, Judith Campisi, Albert Davalos, Marco Demaria, Nathaniel David, Yi Zhu, James L. Kirkland, Tamar Tchkonia
  • Publication number: 20190022225
    Abstract: Methods are provided herein for selectively killing senescent cells and for treating senescence-associated diseases and disorders by administering a senolytic agent. Senescence-associated diseases and disorders treatable by the methods using the senolytic agents described herein include cardiovascular diseases and disorders associated with or caused by arteriosclerosis, such as atherosclerosis; idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis; chronic obstructive pulmonary disease; osteoarthritis; senescence-associated ophthalmic diseases and disorders; and senescence-associated dermatological diseases and disorders. Also included herein are methods for extending lifespan.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2018
    Publication date: January 24, 2019
    Inventors: Darren J. Baker, Bennett G. Childs, James L. Kirkland, Tamar Tchkonia, Jan M.A. van Deursen
  • Publication number: 20190022090
    Abstract: Methods are provided herein for selectively killing senescent cells and for treating senescence-associated diseases and disorders by administering a senolytic agent. Senescence-associated diseases and disorders treatable by the methods using the senolytic agents described herein include cardiovascular diseases and disorders associated with or caused by arteriosclerosis, such as atherosclerosis; idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis; chronic obstructive pulmonary disease; osteoarthritis; senescence-associated ophthalmic diseases and disorders; and senescence-associated dermatological diseases and disorders.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2018
    Publication date: January 24, 2019
    Inventors: Remi-Martin Laberge, Judith Campisi, Marco Demaria, Nathaniel David, Alain Philippe Vasserot, James L. Kirkland, Tamar Tchkonia, Yi Zhu, Darren J. Baker, Bennett G. Childs, Jan M.A. van Deursen
  • Publication number: 20190000846
    Abstract: Foamy macrophages with senescence markers accumulate in the subendothelial space at the onset of atherosclerosis where they drive pathology by increasing expression of key atherogenic and inflammatory cytokines and chemokines. This invention provides senolytic agents that remove senescent cells that are present in or around atherosclerotic plaques. The agents inhibit or reverse thinning of the fibrous cap on atherosclerotic plaques. This has the effect of stabilizing the plaques, inhibiting rupture and preventing pathological sequelae that manifest as coronary artery disease. Senolytic agents used in this way complement the action of statins and other drugs that cause plaque regression. Thus, senolytic agents and lipid lowering drugs can be used in combination for enhanced therapeutic effect.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2018
    Publication date: January 3, 2019
    Inventors: Jan M.A. van Deursen, Bennett G. Childs, Darren J. Baker, James L. Kirkland, Tamar Tchkonia, Yi Zhu, Nathaniel David, Remi-Martin Laberge, Judith Campisi, Marco Demaria