Binds An Enzyme Patents (Class 435/338)
  • Patent number: 9638692
    Abstract: The present invention provides kits and assay methods for the early detection of pathogens, precise identification of the etiologic agent, and improved disease surveillance. More specifically, the present invention discloses an immunoassay leading to the rapid and simultaneous detection of antibodies to a wide range of infectious pathogens in biological fluids of infected patients. This immunoassay involves the covalent and oriented coupling of fusion proteins comprising an AGT enzyme and a viral antigen on an identifiable solid support (e.g. fluorescent microspheres), said support being previously coated with an AGT substrate. This coupling is mediated by the irreversible reaction of the AGT enzyme on its substrate. The thus obtained antigen-coupled microspheres show enhanced capture of specific antibodies as compared to antigen-coupled microspheres produced by standard amine coupling procedures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: INSTITUT PASTEUR
    Inventors: Jean-Claude Manuguerra, Jessica Vanhomwegen, Philippe Despres, Sylvie Paulous
  • Patent number: 8957194
    Abstract: Antagonists of human proprotein convertase subtilisin-kexin type 9 (“PCSK9”) are disclosed. The disclosed antagonists are effective in the inhibition of PCSK9 function and, accordingly, present desirable antagonists for use in the treatment of conditions associated with PCSK9 activity. The present invention also discloses nucleic acid encoding said antagonists, vectors, host cells, and compositions comprising the antagonists. Methods of making PCSK9-specific antagonists as well as methods of using the antagonists for inhibiting or antagonizing PCSK9 function are also disclosed and form important additional aspects of the present disclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Merck Sharpe & Dohme Corp.
    Inventors: Jon H. Condra, Rose M. Cubbon, Holly A. Hammond, Timothy McCabe, Shilpa Pandit, Laurence B. Peterson, Joseph C. Santoro, Ayesha Sitlani, Dana D. Wood, Henryk Mach, Heidi Pixley, Sonia M. Gregory, Jeffrey T. Blue, Kevin Wang, Peizhi (Peter) Luo, Denise K. Nawrocki, Pingyu Zhong, Feng Dong, Yan Li
  • Publication number: 20150044226
    Abstract: A monoclonal antibody that binds to a phospholipase D4 (PLD4) protein, or a fragment containing an antigen-binding region thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2013
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Applicant: SBI Biotech Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Minkwon Cho, Tomohide Yamazaki, Mayuki Endo, Koji Ishida
  • Publication number: 20140370030
    Abstract: The present invention relates to isolated antibodies against human sPLA2-X and uses thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2012
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventors: Gerard Lambeau, Emmanuel Valentin, Melanie Rennou
  • Publication number: 20140356379
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to isolated antibodies against human SPLA2-V and uses thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2012
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Inventors: Gerard Lambeau, Emmanuel Valentin, Melanie Rennou
  • Publication number: 20140341927
    Abstract: The present invention concerns an antibody which specifically binds to an abnormal superoxide dismutase 1 (SOD1), and which neutralizes its pathologic effect when administered to an animal such as a human. The antibody of the invention is a monoclonal antibody produced by hybridoma cell lines deposited with the International Depositary Authority of Canada on Aug. 29, 2006 under accession numbers ADI-290806-01, ADI-290806-02 and ADS-290806-03. The present invention also concerns the use of the antibody of the invention in the treatment, prevention and diagnosis of neurodegenerative diseases such as Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Parkinson and Alzheimer in an animal such as a human.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2014
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Applicant: Universite Laval
    Inventors: Jean-Pierre Julien, Makoto Urushitani
  • Publication number: 20140335102
    Abstract: Methods are disclosed for increasing the binding affinity of binding proteins using in silico affinity maturation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2012
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Applicant: Sanofi
    Inventors: Michael Oberlin, Romano Kroemer, Vincent Mikol, Hervé Minoux, Nicolas Baurin
  • Publication number: 20140322726
    Abstract: It is an object of the present invention to provide a monoclonal antibody, which is suitable for the quantitative analysis of asparagine synthetase in a cell. The present invention provides a monoclonal antibody which specifically recognizes asparagine synthetase that is present in a cell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2012
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Inventors: Takao Hamakubo, Yasuhiro Mochizuki, Hiroko Iwanari, Osamu Arai, Toshiyuki Kitoh, Masahito Tsurusawa
  • Publication number: 20140287952
    Abstract: Methods of identifying antigen-specific antibody-secreting and antibody-forming cells, such as antigen-specific B cells, and methods for cloning the antigen-specific antibody sequences of the antibody produced by these cells are provided. In particular, the methods include enriching B cells for antigen-specific B cells, culturing the antigen-specific B cells to generate clonal B cell populations, detecting clonal B cells that produce a single antigen-specific antibody, optionally screening the clonal B cell populations for functional activity, staining and sorting the cells to isolate the antigen-specific B cells, sequencing the nucleic acids encoding the antigen-specific antibody sequences, expressing the sequences to produce an antibody, isolating the antibody and screening the antibody for antigen recognition. The methods provide improved enrichment and selection of antigen-specific antibody-secreting and antibody-forming cells, which enhances recovery of antigen-specific antibodies.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2014
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Applicant: ALDERBIO HOLDINGS LLC
    Inventors: DANIEL S. ALLISON, JENS BILLGREN, ANNE ELISABETH CARVALHO JENSEN, BENJAMIN H. DUTZAR, LEON F. GARCIA-MARTINEZ, KATIE ANDERSON, ETHAN WAYNE OJALA, JOHN A. LATHAM
  • Publication number: 20140286963
    Abstract: The invention provides antibodies to specific neural proteins and methods of using the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2014
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Applicant: GENENTECH, INC.
    Inventors: Jasvinder Atwal, Yongmei Chen, Cecilia Pui Chi Chiu, Robert A. Lazarus, Weiru Wang, Ryan J. Watts, Yan Wu, Yingnan Zhang
  • Publication number: 20140286859
    Abstract: The invention includes stable multimeric, particularly dimeric, forms of PSMA protein, compositions and kits containing dimeric PSMA protein as well as methods of producing, purifying and using these compositions. Such methods include methods for eliciting or enhancing an immune response to cells expressing PSMA, including methods of producing antibodies to dimeric PSMA, as well as methods of treating cancer, such as prostate cancer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2012
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Applicants: PSMA Development Company, LLC, Amgen Fremont Inc.
    Inventors: Paul J. Maddon, Gerald P. Donovan, William C. Olson, Norbert Schuelke, Jason Gardner, Dangshe Ma, Jaspal S. Kang, Larry Green
  • Publication number: 20140283157
    Abstract: The invention provides isolated anti-Lp-PLA2 antibodies that bind to Lp-PLA2. The invention also encompasses compositions comprising an anti-Lp-PLA2 antibody. These compositions can be provided in an article of manufacture or a kit. Another aspect of the invention is an isolated nucleic acid encoding an anti-Lp-PLA2 antibody, as well as an expression vector comprising the isolated nucleic acid. Also provided are cells that produce the anti-Lp-PLA2 antibodies. The invention encompasses a method of producing the anti-Lp-PLA2 antibodies. Other aspects of the invention are a method of detecting an Lp-PLA2 in a subject.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: diaDexus, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Levi Miller, Laura Corral
  • Publication number: 20140212431
    Abstract: The invention provides PCSK9-binding polypeptides and methods of using the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2013
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Applicant: GENENTECH, INC.
    Inventors: Daniel K. Kirchhofer, Yingnan Zhang, Andrew Scott Peterson, Wei Li, Monica Kong-Beltran, Lijuan Zhou
  • Publication number: 20140154699
    Abstract: The present invention relates to monoclonal antibodies which specifically recognize human liver-carboxylesterase 1, hybridoma cell lines which produce monoclonal antibodies, and uses thereof. The invention can be used for the objective analysis of the expression amount of human liver-carboxylesterase 1 in tissues and blood, and the like, by being specifically bound to the human liver-carboxylesterase 1. Therefore, liver cancer can be conveniently and quickly diagnosed from urine or blood.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2012
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Applicant: INDUSTRY-ACADEMIC COOPERATION FOUNDATION, YONSEI UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Young Ki Paik, Keun Na
  • Publication number: 20140099650
    Abstract: Described herein are monoclonal antibodies and methods useful for determining and quantitating the presence of a phosphinothricin-N-acetyl-transferase enzyme. The claimed antibodies and methods are particularly useful for identifying and quantitating the presence of phosphinothricin-N-acetyl-transferase expressed in trangenic plants.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2013
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Applicant: DOW AGROSCIENCES LLC
    Inventors: Guomin Shan, Eric H. Ma
  • Patent number: 8673583
    Abstract: Described herein are monoclonal antibodies and methods useful for determining and quantitating the presence of AAD-1 (aryloxyalkanoate dioxygenase) enzyme. These monoclonal antibodies are surprisingly well suited for detecting AAD-1 transgenic event gene products in a variety of plants and plant tissues. The invention further provides quantitative and qualitative immunoassays using the immunoglobulins of the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: Dow AgroSciences, LLC.
    Inventors: Shawna K. Embrey, Gaofeng Lin, Guomin Shan
  • Patent number: 8652472
    Abstract: An isolated antibody that specifically binds to an extracellular domain of human DDR2 and has a therapeutic effect on a solid tumor is described. Also described is a method of treating cancer, the method comprising administering to a patient having a solid tumor an antibody of the present disclosure in a therapeutically effective amount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: OncoMed Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
    Inventors: John Lewicki, Austin Gurney, Sanjeev Satyal
  • Publication number: 20140037646
    Abstract: Described are MMP8 inactivating antigen binding proteins, such as antigen binding proteins comprising an amino acid sequence that comprises 4 framework regions and 3 complementary determining regions; further described is the use of such antigen binding proteins to treat inflammation, such as, but not limited to, systemic inflammatory response syndrome, sepsis, LPS induced inflammation, renal ischemia/reperfusion injury, ventilation induced lung injury, periodontal inflammation, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, ankylosing spondylitis, Lyme arthritis and osteoarthritis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2011
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Applicants: UNIVERSITEIT GENT, VIB VZW
    Inventors: Claude Libert, Eline Dejonckheere
  • Publication number: 20130344085
    Abstract: The invention provides anti-PCSK9 antibodies, formulations, dosing regimens, and methods of using the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2013
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Inventors: Yan WU, Cecilia Pui Chi CHIU, Daniel K. KIRCHHOFER, Andrew PETERSON, Ganesh A. KOLUMAM, Monica Kong BELTRAN, Paul MORAN, Wei LI, Xanthe LAM, Lin LUIS, Ada HUI, Whittemore TINGLEY, John Douglas DAVIS, Nageshwar R. BUDHA
  • Publication number: 20130302399
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to antibodies and fragments thereof having binding specificity for PCSK9. Another embodiment of this invention relates to the antibodies described herein, and binding fragments thereof, comprising the sequences of the VH, VL and CDR polypeptides described herein, and the polynucleotides encoding them. The invention also contemplates conjugates of anti-PCSK9 antibodies and binding fragments thereof conjugated to one or more functional or detectable moieties. The invention also contemplates methods of making said anti-PCSK9 antibodies and binding fragments thereof. Embodiments of the invention also pertain to the use of anti-PCSK9 antibodies, and binding fragments thereof, for the diagnosis, assessment and treatment of diseases and disorders associated with PCSK9.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Publication date: November 14, 2013
    Inventors: Andrew Lawrence Feldhaus, Leon F. Garcia-Martinez, Benjamin H. Dutzar, Ethan Wayne Ojala, Brian Robert Kovacevich, Katie Olson, Pei Fan, Jens Billgren, Erica Ann Stewart, Corinne C. Akatsuka, Patricia Dianne McNeill, Danielle Marie Mitchell, Dan Scott Allison, John A. Latham
  • Publication number: 20130302346
    Abstract: Antibodies that neutralize Notum Pectinacetylesterase are described, as well as compositions comprising them, and methods of their use to treat diseases and disorders affecting the bone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2011
    Publication date: November 14, 2013
    Applicant: LEXICON PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.
    Inventors: Robert Joseph Brommage, JR., Xiao Feng, Seokjoo Hong, Gregory Landes, Jeff Liu, David George Potter, David Reed Powell
  • Publication number: 20130273072
    Abstract: The present invention nucleic acids encoding novel antibodies and functional fragments thereof specific for CD38. Such antibodies are useful for the treatment of diseases associated with CD38 expression, including hematological malignancies such as multiple myeloma.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2013
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Inventors: Michael Tesar, Ute Jäger
  • Publication number: 20130273062
    Abstract: Disclosed are CD39 antagonists that can inhibit the immunosuppressive effect of a CD39-expressing cancerous cell, and methods of using the CD39 antagonists.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2011
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Applicant: OREGA BIOTECH
    Inventors: Armand Bensussan, Nathalie Bonnefoy-Berard, Jean-Francois Eliaou, Gilles Alberici, Jeremy Bastid
  • Publication number: 20130254911
    Abstract: Mice are provided that comprise a reduction or deletion of ADAM6 activity from an endogenous ADAM6 locus, or that lack an endogenous locus encoding a mouse ADAM6 protein, wherein the mice comprise a sequence encoding an ADAM6 or ortholog or homolog or fragment thereof that is functional in a male mouse. In one embodiment, the sequence is an ectopic ADAM6 sequence or a sequence that confers upon a male mouse the ability to generate offspring by mating. Mice and cells with genetically modified immunoglobulin heavy chain loci that comprise an ectopic nucleotide sequence encoding a mouse ADAM6 or functional fragment or homolog or ortholog thereof are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2013
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Applicant: Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
    Inventors: Lynn Macdonald, Sean Stevens, Andrew J. Murphy
  • Publication number: 20130224191
    Abstract: Novel modulators, including antibodies and derivatives thereof, and methods of using such modulators to treat hyperproliferative disorders are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2011
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Inventors: Robert A. Stull, Scott J. Dylla, Orit Foord, Monette Aujay
  • Publication number: 20130216548
    Abstract: Isolated monoclonal antibodies which bind to human c-Met, the hepatocyte growth factor receptor, and related antibody-based compositions and molecules, are disclosed. Pharmaceutical compositions comprising the antibodies and therapeutic and diagnostic methods for using the antibodies are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2011
    Publication date: August 22, 2013
    Applicant: GENMAB A/S
    Inventors: Joost J. Neijssen, Bart De Goeij, Edward Norbert Van Den Brink, Aran Frank Labrijn, Rene Hoet, Janine Schuurman, Paul Parren, Jan Van De Winkel
  • Patent number: 8460891
    Abstract: Described herein are monoclonal antibodies and methods useful for determining and quantitating the presence of an aryloxyalkanoate dioxygenase enzyme.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: Dow Agrosciences LLC.
    Inventors: Guomin Shan, Gaofeng Lin, Joelene K. Smith Drake, Marcelo Sosa
  • Publication number: 20130129725
    Abstract: The present invention provides compositions and methods relating to or derived from antigen binding proteins and antigen binding protein-FGF21 fusions that specifically bind to ?-Klotho, or ?-Klotho and one or more of FGFR1c, FGFR2c, FGFR3c, and FGFR4. In some embodiments the antigen binding proteins and antigen binding protein-FGF21 fusions induce FGF21-like signaling. In some embodiments, an antigen binding protein or antigen binding protein-FGF21 fusion antigen binding component is a fully human, humanized, or chimeric antibody, binding fragments and derivatives of such antibodies, and polypeptides that specifically bind to ?-Klotho, or ?-Klotho and one or more of FGFR1c, FGFR2c, FGFR3c, and FGFR4.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2011
    Publication date: May 23, 2013
    Inventors: Roger Fachínì, Ian Foltz, Seog Joon Han, Susie Miki Harris, Shaw-Fen Sylvia Hu, Chadwick Terence King, Yang Li, Ji Lu, Mark Leo Michaels, Jeonghoon Sun
  • Patent number: 8415113
    Abstract: A procedure for the identification of a functional disorder of the pancreas by the use of parts of all iso-enzymes of the pancreas elastase and of synthetic amino-acid sequences as antigens for obtaining specific antibodies, as well as their use in immuno-chemical test procedures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2013
    Assignee: R-Biopharm AG
    Inventors: Hans-Werner Heinrich, Rainer Kleinert, Udo Meyer, Heinz-Jürgen Wagner
  • Publication number: 20130071379
    Abstract: Antagonists of human proprotein convertase subtilisin-kexin type 9 (“PCSK9”) are disclosed. The disclosed antagonists are effective in the inhibition of PCSK9 function and, accordingly, present desirable antagonists for use in the treatment of conditions associated with PCSK9 activity. The present invention also discloses nucleic acid encoding said antagonists, vectors, host cells, and compositions comprising the antagonists. Methods of making PCSK9-specific antagonists as well as methods of using the antagonists for inhibiting or antagonizing PCSK9 function are also disclosed and form important additional aspects of the present disclosure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2012
    Publication date: March 21, 2013
    Inventors: Jon H. Condra, Rose M. Cubbon, Holly A. Hammond, Timothy McCabe, Shilpa Pandit, Laurence B. Peterson, Joseph C. Santoro, Ayesha Sitlani, Dana D. Wood, Henryk Mach, Heidi Yoder, Sonia M. Gregory, Jeffrey T. Blue, Kevin Wang, Peter Luo, Denise K. Nawrocki, Pingyu Zhong, Feng Dong, Yan Li
  • Patent number: 8383359
    Abstract: It is disclosed herein that isolated lymphocytes, such as human B-cells and CD4+ T-cell can be used to determine an amount of lymphocyte-associated anthrax lethal toxin activity present. Methods of using isolated lymphocytes to identify anthrax therapeutic agents and to determine the efficacy of a potential anthrax therapeutic are disclosed. Methods are also provided for diagnosing and treating anthrax infections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services
    Inventors: David M. Frucht, Hui Fang
  • Patent number: 8367356
    Abstract: The invention relates generally to gelsolin binding agents (e.g., antibodies) which can bind to gelsolin polypeptides. Gelsolin binding agents of the invention are useful, alone or in combination, to detect a gelsolin polypeptide (a.k.a., the target polypeptide) in a test sample as well as to purify native gelsolin proteins. Gelsolin binding agents are also useful to diagnose, a gelsolin related medical condition in subjects in need thereof. Kits to detect gelsolin in biological samples are provided by the present invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2013
    Assignee: Beijing Cotimes Biotech Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Enyun Shen, Zheng Yu, Min Zhou, Fei Guo
  • Publication number: 20130023654
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides compositions and methods of use involving binding proteins, e.g., antibodies and antigen-binding fragments thereof, that bind to the matrix metalloproteinase-9 (MMP9) protein (MMP9 is also known as gelatinase-B), wherein the binding proteins comprise an immunoglobulin (Ig) heavy chain (or functional fragment thereof) and an Ig light chain (or functional fragment thereof).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Publication date: January 24, 2013
    Applicant: Gilead Biologics, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott MCCAULEY, Maria Vaysberg
  • Publication number: 20130022539
    Abstract: The invention provides isolated anti-ovarian, pancreatic, lung or breast cancer antigen (Ovr115) antibodies that bind to Ovr115 on a mammalian cell in vivo. The invention also encompasses compositions comprising an anti-Ovr115 antibody and a carrier. These compositions can be provided in an article of manufacture or a kit. Another aspect of the invention is an isolated nucleic acid encoding an anti-Ovr115 antibody, as well as an expression vector comprising the isolated nucleic acid. Also provided are cells that produce the anti-Ovr115 antibodies. The invention encompasses a method of producing the anti-Ovr115 antibodies. Other aspects of the invention are a method of killing an Ovr115-expressing cancer cell, comprising contacting the cancer cell with an anti-Ovr115 antibody and a method of alleviating or treating an Ovr115-expressing cancer in a mammal, comprising administering a therapeutically effective amount of the anti-Ovr115 antibody to the mammal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2012
    Publication date: January 24, 2013
    Applicant: diaDexus, Inc.
    Inventors: Glenn Pilkington, Gilbert-Andre Keller, Wenlu Li, Laura Corral, Iris Simon
  • Publication number: 20120322108
    Abstract: Mice are provided that comprise a reduction or deletion of ADAM6 activity from an endogenous ADAM6 locus, or that lack an endogenous locus encoding a mouse ADAM6 protein, wherein the mice comprise a sequence encoding an ADAM6 or ortholog or homolog or fragment thereof that is functional in a male mouse. In one embodiment, the sequence is an ectopic ADAM6 sequence or a sequence that confers upon a male mouse the ability to generate offspring by mating. Mice and cells with genetically modified immunoglobulin heavy chain loci that comprise an ectopic nucleotide sequence encoding a mouse ADAM6 or functional fragment or homolog or ortholog thereof are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2012
    Publication date: December 20, 2012
    Applicant: Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
    Inventors: Lynn Macdonald, Sean Stevens, Andrew J. Murphy
  • Publication number: 20120322975
    Abstract: The invention relates to factor D inhibitors, which bind to factor D and block the functional activity of factor D in complement activation. The inhibitors include antibody molecules, as well as homologues, analogues and modified or derived forms thereof, including immunoglobulin fragments like Fab, F(ab?)2 and Fv, small molecules, including peptides, oligonucleotides, peptidomimetics and organic compounds. A monoclonal antibody which bound to factor D and blocked its ability to activate complement was generated and designated 166-32. The hybridoma producing this antibody was deposited at the American Type Culture Collection, 10801 University Blvd., Manassas, Va. 20110-2209, under Accession Number HB-12476.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2012
    Publication date: December 20, 2012
    Applicant: Genentech, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael S. C. Fung, William N.C. Sun, Cecily R. Y. Sun
  • Publication number: 20120301467
    Abstract: The disclosed invention relates to monoclonal antibodies (MAbs) which recognize human fatty acid synthase (hFAS) and are distinct from previously known anti-hFAS antibodies. Compositions, devices and kits comprising the MAbs are provided along with methods of using the MAbs in a variety of applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2012
    Publication date: November 29, 2012
    Inventors: Susan MEDGHALCHI, Jennifer L. Aldrich
  • Publication number: 20120282263
    Abstract: The present invention relates to anti-MASP-2 inhibitory antibodies and compositions comprising such antibodies for use in inhibiting the adverse effects of MASP-2 dependent complement activation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2012
    Publication date: November 8, 2012
    Applicant: OMEROS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Thomas Dudler, Wayne R. Gombotz, James Brian Parent, Clark E. Tedford, Anita Kavlie, Urs Beat Hagemann, Herald Reiersen, Sergej Kiprijanov
  • Publication number: 20120282271
    Abstract: The invention provides methods and compositions for modulating hepsin activity and the MSP/Ron pathway, in particular by regulating pro-MSP activation by hepsin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2010
    Publication date: November 8, 2012
    Applicant: Genentech, Inc.
    Inventors: Rajkumar Ganesan, Daniel Kirchhofer
  • Publication number: 20120276112
    Abstract: The present invention relates to compositions and methods for inhibiting thrombosis without compromising hemostasis. Compositions include anti-factor XI monoclonal antibodies (aXIMabs) capable of binding to an epitope on the heavy chain of human FXI, particularly the A3 domain of the heavy chain of human FXI. Compositions also include epitope-binding fragments, variants, and derivatives of the monoclonal antibodies, cell lines producing these antibody compositions, and isolated nucleic acid molecules encoding the amino acid sequences of the antibodies. The invention further includes pharmaceutical compositions comprising the anti-factor XI monoclonal antibodies of the invention, or epitope-binding fragments, variants, or derivatives thereof, in a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2012
    Publication date: November 1, 2012
    Inventors: Andras Gruber, Erik Ian Tucker, Stephen Raymond Hanson, David Gailani
  • Publication number: 20120269822
    Abstract: Antibodies that bind to botulinum neurotoxin(s) are disclosed herein, as well as related compositions and methods of use. The present disclosure provides antibodies that specifically bind a Botulinum neurotoxin (BoNT) and inhibit the activity of BoNT in cleavage of its substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2010
    Publication date: October 25, 2012
    Inventors: James D. Marks, Jianbo Dong, Jianlong Lou
  • Publication number: 20120263647
    Abstract: The invention provides isolated anti-ovarian, pancreatic, lung or breast cancer antigen (Pro104) antibodies that bind to Pro104 on a mammalian cell in vivo. The invention also encompasses compositions comprising an anti-Pro104 antibody and a carrier. These compositions can be provided in an article of manufacture or a kit. Another aspect of the invention is an isolated nucleic acid encoding an anti-Pro104 antibody, as well as an expression vector comprising the isolated nucleic acid. Also provided are cells that produce the anti-Pro104 antibodies. The invention encompasses a method of producing the anti-Pro104 antibodies. Other aspects of the invention are a method of killing a Pro104-expressing cancer cell, comprising contacting the cancer cell with an anti-Pro104 antibody and a method of alleviating or treating a Pro104-expressing cancer in a mammal, comprising administering a therapeutically effective amount of the anti-Pro104 antibody to the mammal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2011
    Publication date: October 18, 2012
    Applicant: diaDexus, Inc.
    Inventors: Jackie Papkoff, Glenn Pilkington, Gilbert-Andre Keller, Wenlu Li, Laura Corral, Iris Simon, Muriel Kmet, Jianwen Tang
  • Patent number: 8273352
    Abstract: The invention relates to anti-Factor D antibodies, their nucleic acid and amino acid sequences, the cells and vectors that harbor these antibodies and their production and their use in the preparation of compositions and medicaments for treatment of diseases and disorders associated with excessive or uncontrolled complement activation. These antibodies are useful for diagnostics, prophylaxis and treatment of disease.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Assignee: Genentech, Inc.
    Inventors: Arthur Huang, Robert Kelley, Henry Lowman, Menno Van Lookeren Campagne, Charles Winter
  • Publication number: 20120231005
    Abstract: Antagonists of human proprotein convertase subtilisin-kexin type 9 (“PCSK9”) are disclosed. The disclosed antagonists are effective in the inhibition of PCSK9 function and, accordingly, present desirable antagonists for use in the treatment of conditions associated with PCSK9 activity. The present invention also discloses nucleic acid encoding said antagonists, vectors, host cells, and compositions comprising the antagonists. Methods of making PCSK9-specific antagonists as well as methods of using the antagonists for inhibiting or antagonizing PCSK9 function are also disclosed and form important additional aspects of the present disclosure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2010
    Publication date: September 13, 2012
    Inventors: Peter Peizhi Luo, Kevin Caili Wang, Pingyu Zhong, Mark Hsieh, Yan Li, Xinwei Wang, Feng Dong, Andrei Golosov, Yan Ni, Weirong Wang, Laurence B. Peterson, Rose Cubbon
  • Patent number: 8263401
    Abstract: The invention relates to compositions and methods for diagnosing and treating cardiac conditions and neurodegenerative diseases using antibodies which specifically recognize and bind to the adenylyl cyclase 5 isoform in the heart and brain. These antibodies demonstrate high specificity to the AC5 isoform and do not cross react to any other AC5 isoform. The invention further relates to methods of delivery of drugs to the site of injured tissue using the antibodies of the present invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
    Inventors: Stephen F. Vatner, Dorothy E. Vatner, Junichi Sadoshima, Jayashree Pain
  • Publication number: 20120213794
    Abstract: Antagonists of human proprotein convertase subtilisin-kexin type 9 (“PCSK9”) are disclosed. The disclosed antagonists are effective in the inhibition of PCSK9 function and, accordingly, present desirable antagonists for use in the treatment of conditions associated with PCSK9 activity. The present invention also discloses nucleic acid encoding said antagonists, vectors, host cells, and compositions comprising the antagonists. Methods of making PCSK9-specific antagonists as well as methods of using the antagonists for inhibiting or antagonizing PCSK9 function are also disclosed and form important additional aspects of the present disclosure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2010
    Publication date: August 23, 2012
    Inventors: Peter Peizhi Luo, Kevin Caili Wangr, Pingyu Zhong, Mark Hsieh, Yan Li, Xinwei Wang, Feng Dong, Andrei Golosov, Yan Ni, Weirong Wang, Laurence B. Peterson, Rose Cubbon, Sujata Sharma, Jon Condra, Jun Lu, Gopalakrishnan Parthasarathy, Stephen Soisson, Noel Byrne
  • Patent number: 8247188
    Abstract: The disclosed invention relates to monoclonal antibodies (MAbs) which recognize human fatty acid synthase (hFAS) and are distinct from previously known anti-hFAS antibodies. Compositions, devices and kits comprising the MAbs are provided along with methods of using the MAbs in a variety of applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: Fasgen Diagnostics, LLC
    Inventors: Susan Medghalchi, Jennifer L. Aldrich
  • Patent number: 8222049
    Abstract: Microfluidic systems and methods including those that provide control of fluid flow are provided. Such systems and methods can be used, for example, to control pressure-driven flow based on the influence of channel geometry and the viscosity of one or more fluids inside the system. One method includes flowing a plug of a low viscosity fluid and a plug of a high viscosity fluid in a channel including a flow constriction region and a non-constriction region. In one embodiment, the low viscosity fluid flows at a first flow rate in the channel and the flow rate is not substantially affected by the flow constriction region. When the high viscosity fluid flows from the non-constriction region to the flow constriction region, the flow rates of the fluids decrease substantially, since the flow rates, in some systems, are influenced by the highest viscosity fluid flowing in the smallest cross-sectional area of the system (e.g., the flow constriction region).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: OPKO Diagnostics, LLC
    Inventors: Vincent Linder, David Steinmiller
  • Publication number: 20120177659
    Abstract: Methods and compositions for diagnosing and treating diseases, particularly cancer, associated with differential expression of cancer-associated targets (CAT) in disease cells compared to healthy cells are provided. Also provided are antagonists and agonists of CAT, and methods for screening agents that modulate CAT level or activity in vivo or in vitro.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2011
    Publication date: July 12, 2012
    Applicant: CELERA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Steve RUBEN, Karen VAN ORDEN, Candy N. LEE, Tao HE, Mehdi MESRI, Elizabeth G. JOSELOFF, Paul MOORE, Katherine MCKINNON, Bruno DOMON
  • Publication number: 20120148599
    Abstract: The invention provides antibodies to specific neural proteins and methods of using the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2011
    Publication date: June 14, 2012
    Inventors: Jasvinder Atwal, Yongmei Chen, Cecilia Pui Chi Chiu, Robert A. Lazarus, Weiru Wang, Ryan J. Watts, Yan Wu, Yingnan Zhang