Patents by Inventor Viviana Falcon Cama

Viviana Falcon Cama 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: 10434137
    Abstract: The present invention describes a method to inhibit replication of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) by negatively modulating or altering the cytoskeleton, more precisely the proteins forming the intermediate cytoskeletal filaments, wherein the the proteins are vimentin and/or keratin-10. The replication of the virus is inhibited in human cells by intervening in the structure of these proteins. The present invention is also related to the use of agents, including peptides and/or interfering RNA and/or lipidic compounds, the agents producing a negative modulation or alteration of the cytoskeleton to prevent or to treat the HIV infection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: CENTRO DE INGENIERIA GENETICA Y BIOTECNOLOGIA
    Inventors: Celia Berta Fernandez Ortega, Anna Caridys Ramírez Suarez, Dionne Casillas Casanova, Taimi Emelia Paneque Guerrero, Raimundo Ubieta Gomez, Marta Dubed Echevarria, Leonor Margarita Navea Leyva, Lila Rosa Castellanos Serra, Carlos Antonio Duarte Cano, Viviana Falcon Cama, Osvaldo Reyes Acosta
  • Patent number: 9896482
    Abstract: The present invention discloses structurally constrained synthetic peptides that have been optimized for the formation of a beta hairpin structure. Said peptides are able to inhibit or attenuate Dengue virus (DENV) infections. The invention also discloses pharmaceutical compositions containing these synthetic peptides, which are useful for the prevention and/or treatment of DENV-caused infections. Likewise, the invention disclosed a method for treating infections caused by this virus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: Centro de Ingenieria Genética y Biotechnologia
    Inventors: Glay Chinea Santiago, Vivian Huerta Galindo, Alejandro Miguel Martín Dunn, Hilda Elisa Garay Pérez, Osvaldo Reyes Acosta, Viviana Falcón Cama, Dianne Pupo Gómez, Alexis Yero Díaz, Gabriel Jesús Márquez Perera, Mónica Sarría Núñez, Osmany Guirola Cruz, Rocío Garateix Suárez, Karen Alvarez Pérez, Sonia González Blanco, Mariela Vázquez Castillo, Luis Javier González López
  • Publication number: 20170152290
    Abstract: The present invention discloses structurally constrained synthetic peptides that have been optimized for the formation of a beta hairpin structure. Said peptides are able to inhibit or attenuate Dengue virus (DENV) infections. The invention also discloses pharmaceutical compositions containing these synthetic peptides, which are useful for the prevention and/or treatment of DENV-caused infections. Likewise, the invention disclosed a method for treating infections caused by this virus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2015
    Publication date: June 1, 2017
    Inventors: Glay CHINEA SANTIAGO, Vivian HUERTA GALINDO, Alejandro Miguel MARTÍN DUNN, Hilda Elisa GARAY PÉREZ, Osvaldo REYES ACOSTA, Viviana FALCÓN CAMA, Dianne PUPO GÓMEZ, Alexis YERO DÍAZ, Gabriel Jesús MÁRQUEZ PERERA, Mónica SARRÍA NÚÑEZ, Osmany GUIROLA CRUZ, Rocío GARATEIX SUÁREZ, Karen ALVAREZ PÉREZ, Sonia GONZÁLEZ BLANCO, Mariela VÁZQUEZ CASTILLO, Luis Javier GONZÁLEZ LÓPEZ
  • Publication number: 20160129073
    Abstract: The present invention describes a method to inhibit replication of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) by negatively modulating or altering the cytoskeleton, more precisely the proteins forming the intermediate cytoskeletal filaments, wherein the said proteins are vimentin and/or keratin-la The replication of the virus is inhibited in human cells by intervening in the structure of these proteins. The present invention is also related to the use of agents, which comprise peptides and/or interfering RNA and/or lipidic compounds, said agents producing a negative modulation or alteration of the cytoskeleton to prevent or to treat the HIV infection. The invention provides means and methods for altering the cytoskeleton/filament structure of cells, as a result of which the infection of human cells by HIV is disturbed and can even be completely inhibited. The cytoskeleton is altered by reducing the amount of vimentin and/or keratin (e.g.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2015
    Publication date: May 12, 2016
    Inventors: Celia Berta Fernandez Ortega, Anna Caridys Ramírez Suarez, Dionne Casillas Casanova, Taimi Emelia Paneque Guerrero, Raimundo Ubieta Gomez, Marta Dubed Echevarria, Leonor Margarita Navea Leyva, Lila Rosa Castellanos Serra, Carlos Antonio Duarte Cano, Viviana Falcon Cama, Osvaldo Reyes Acosta
  • Publication number: 20160106810
    Abstract: The present invention describes a method to inhibit replication of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) by negatively modulating or altering the cytoskeleton, more precisely the proteins forming the intermediate cytoskeletal filaments, wherein the said proteins are vimentin and/or keratin-10. The replication of the virus is inhibited in human cells by intervening in the structure of these proteins. The present invention is also related to the use of agents, which comprise peptides and/or interfering RNA and/or lipidic compounds, said agents producing a negative modulation or alteration of the cytoskeleton to prevent or to treat the HIV infection. The invention provides means and methods for altering the cytoskeleton/filament structure of cells, as a result of which the infection of human cells by HIV is disturbed and can even be completely inhibited. The cytoskeleton is altered by reducing the amount of vimentin and/or keratin (e.g.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2015
    Publication date: April 21, 2016
    Inventors: Celia Berta Fernandez Ortega, Anna Caridys Ramírez Suarez, Dionne Casillas Casanova, Taimi Emelia Paneque Guerrero, Raimundo Ubieta Gomez, Marta Dubed Echevarria, Leonor Margarita Navea Leyva, Lila Rosa Castellanos Serra, Carlos Antonio Duarte Cano, Viviana Falcon Cama, Osvaldo Reyes Acosta
  • Publication number: 20160108404
    Abstract: The present invention describes a method to inhibit replication of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) by negatively modulating or altering the cytoskeleton, more precisely the proteins forming the intermediate cytoskeletal filaments, wherein the said proteins are vimentin and/or keratin-10. The replication of the virus is inhibited in human cells by intervening in the structure of these proteins. The present invention is also related to the use of agents, which comprise peptides and/or interfering RNA and/or lipidic compounds, said agents producing a negative modulation or alteration of the cytoskeleton to prevent or to treat the HIV infection. The invention provides means and methods for altering the cytoskeleton/filament structure of cells, as a result of which the infection of human cells by HIV is disturbed and can even be completely inhibited. The cytoskeleton is altered by reducing the amount of vimentin and/or keratin (e.g.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2015
    Publication date: April 21, 2016
    Inventors: Celia Berta Fernandez Ortega, Anna Caridys Ramírez Suarez, Dionne Casillas Casanova, Taimi Emelia Paneque Guerrero, Raimundo Ubieta Gomez, Marta Dubed Echevarria, Leonor Margarita Navea Leyva, Lila Rosa Castellanos Serra, Carlos Antonio Duarte Cano, Viviana Falcon Cama, Osvaldo Reyes Acosta
  • Patent number: 9205128
    Abstract: The present invention describes a method to inhibit replication of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) by negatively modulating or altering the cytoskeleton, more precisely the proteins forming the intermediate cytoskeletal filaments, wherein the said proteins are vimentin and/or keratin-10. The replication of the virus is inhibited in human cells by intervening in the structure of these proteins. The present invention is also related to the use of agents, which comprise peptides and/or interfering RNA and/or lipidic compounds, said agents producing a negative modulation or alteration of the cytoskeleton to prevent or to treat the HIV infection. The invention provides means and methods for altering the cytoskeleton/filament structure of cells, as a result of which the infection of human cells by HIV is disturbed and can even be completely inhibited. The cytoskeleton is altered by reducing the amount of vimentin and/or keratin (e.g.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: CENTRO DE INGENIERIA GENETICA Y BIOTECHNOLOGIA
    Inventors: Celia Berta Fernandez Ortega, Anna Caridys Ramírez Suárez, Dionne Casillas Casanova, Taimi Emelia Paneque Guerrero, Raimundo Ubieta Gómez, Marta Dubed Echevarria, Leonor Margarita Navea Leyva, Lila Rosa Castellanos Serra, Carlos Antonio Duarte Cano, Viviana Falcón Cama, Osvaldo Reyes Acosta
  • Publication number: 20130130971
    Abstract: The present invention describes a method to inhibit replication of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) by negatively modulating or altering the cytoskeleton, more precisely the proteins forming the intermediate cytoskeletal filaments, wherein the said proteins are vimentin and/or keratin-10. The replication of the virus is inhibited in human cells by intervening in the structure of these proteins. The present invention is also related to the use of agents, which comprise peptides and/or interfering RNA and/or lipidic compounds, said agents producing a negative modulation or alteration of the cytoskeleton to prevent or to treat the HIV infection. The invention provides means and methods for altering the cytoskeleton/filament structure of cells, as a result of which the infection of human cells by HIV is disturbed and can even be completely inhibited. The cytoskeleton is altered by reducing the amount of vimentin and/or keratin (e.g.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2011
    Publication date: May 23, 2013
    Applicant: CENTRO DE INGENIERÁA GENÁTICA Y BIOTECNOLOGÁA
    Inventors: Celia Berta Fernandez Ortega, Anna Caridys Ramírez Suárez, Dionne Casillas Casanova, Taimi Emelia Paneque Guerrero, Raimundo Ubieta Gómez, Marta Dubed Echevarria, Leonor Margarita Navea Leyva, Lila Rosa Castellanos Serra, Carlos Antonio Duarte Cano, Viviana Falcón Cama, Osvaldo Reyes Acosta
  • Patent number: 8410057
    Abstract: The present invention is related with the field of the medicine, particularly with the use of an APL peptide or its analogues derived from the human heat shock protein of 60 kDa, for the manufacture of a pharmaceutical composition for the treatment of Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis and diabetes mellitus type 1. This peptide is biodistributed into the gastrointestinal tract and also promotes the induction of apoptosis in activated intestinal lamina propria and peripheral blood T cells of patients with Crohn's disease. Furthermore, this peptide induces apoptosis in mononuclear cells of patients with diabetes mellitus type 1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Assignee: Centro de Ingenieria Genetica y Biotecnologia
    Inventors: Ariana Barbera Betancourt, Maria del Carmen Dominguez Horta, Norailys Lorenzo Perez, Gabriel Ramon Padron Palomares, Viviana Falcon Cama, Ivon Menendez Valdes
  • Publication number: 20120035106
    Abstract: The present invention is related with the field of the medicine, particularly with the use of an APL peptide or its analogues derived from the human heat shock protein of 60 kDa, for the manufacture of a pharmaceutical composition for the treatment of Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis and diabetes mellitus type 1. This peptide is biodistributed into the gastrointestinal tract and also promotes the induction of apoptosis in activated intestinal lamina propria and peripheral blood T cells of patients with Crohn's disease. Furthermore, this peptide induces apoptosis in mononuclear cells of patients with diabetes mellitus type 1.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2009
    Publication date: February 9, 2012
    Inventors: Ariana Barbera Betancourt, Maria del Carmen Dominguez Horta, Norailys Lorenzo Perez, Gabriel Ramon Padron Palomares, Viviana Falcon Cama, Ivon Menendez Valdes
  • Publication number: 20090104223
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for obtaining aggregated antigenic structures that are capable of enhancing an immune response to aggregate antigens administered systemically and/or mucosally generating powerful immune response and to the chemical structures resulting from the application of said method, to the formulations obtained from such structures and their use. The method describes the obtention of novel aggregate antigenic structures by using aggregating, delipidating or oxidating agents or compounds enabling the release of lipids from the particles and their heterogeneous aggregation, wherein aggregates with particle sizes of between 30 and 500 nm are subsequently selected by means of a molecular exclusion process. The aggregation state can also be provoket inside the yeast by changing incubation conditions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2007
    Publication date: April 23, 2009
    Inventors: Julio Cesar Aguilar Rubido, Eduardo Penton Arias, Dina Tleugabulova, Minerva Sewer Mensies, Verena Lucila Muzio Gonzalez, Gerardo Enrique Guillen Nieto, Iloki Assanga Simon Bernard, Luis Javier Cruz Ricondo, Viviana Falcon Cama, Yanet Tambara Hernandez
  • Publication number: 20040202676
    Abstract: The present invention is related to the method for obtaining aggregated antigenic structures that are capable of enhancing an immune response to aggregate antigens administered systemically and/or mucosally generating powerful immune response and to the chemical structures resulting from the application of said method, to the formulations obtained from such structures and their use. The method describes the obtention of novel aggregate antigenic structures by using aggregating, delipidating or oxidating agents or compounds enabling the release of lipids from the particles and their heterogeneous aggregation, wherein aggregates with particle sizes of between 30 and 500 nm are subsequently selected by means of a molecular exclusion process. The aggregation state can also be provoket inside the yeast by changing incubation conditions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2004
    Publication date: October 14, 2004
    Inventors: Julio Cesar Aguilar Rubido, Eduardo Penton Arias, Dina Tleugabulova, Minerva Sewer Mensies, Verena Lucila Muzio Gonzalez, Gerardo Enrique Guillen Nieto, Iloki Assanga Simon Bernard, Luis Javier Cruz Ricondo, Viviana Falcon Cama, Yanet Tambara Hernandez