Rheumatoid Arthritis Affecting Patents (Class 514/16.6)
  • Patent number: 10428059
    Abstract: The present invention provides compounds useful for treating or preventing an IL-1R-mediated disease or disorder. In certain embodiments, the disease or disorder comprises scleroderma.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Drexel University
    Inventors: Sandhya Kortagere, Carol M. Artlett
  • Patent number: 10034915
    Abstract: The invention provides methods for treating inflammatory diseases by administering to the subject an effective amount of specific peptides derived from HSPB5, where the dose is effective to suppress or prevent initiation, progression, or relapses of disease, including the progression of established disease.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University
    Inventors: Lawrence Steinman, Jonathan Rothbard
  • Patent number: 9301994
    Abstract: Methods of treating inflammatory conditions, disease and disorders are provided. Method include, for example, contacting or administering a sufficient amount of a LIGHT inhibitor to a subject to treat the inflammatory condition, disease or disorder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology
    Inventors: Michael Croft, Taylor Doherty, Shahram Salek-Ardakani
  • Patent number: 9182410
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to methods for determining the relative amount of wrongly disulphide bridged TNFR2:Fc in a sample of TNFR2:Fc, a fusion protein which is used in a variety of therapeutic applications. In addition, the invention pertains to a method for purifying TNFR2:Fc using said method for determining the percentage of wrongly disulphide bridged TNFR2:Fc, and to TNFR2:Fc compositions obtained thereby.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: Sandoz AG
    Inventors: Alfred Rupprechter, Michael Fuchs, Johann Holzmann, William Lamanna, Christoph Posch, Hansjorg Toll, Robert Mayer
  • Patent number: 9034824
    Abstract: Potent compounds having combined antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-radiation and metal chelating properties are described. Short peptides having these properties, and methods and uses of such short peptides in clinical and cosmetic applications are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignees: ONEDAY—BIOTECH AND PHARMA LTD., YISSUM RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT COMPANY OF THE HEBREW UNIVERSITY OF JERUSALEM LTD.
    Inventors: Josef Mograbi, Daphne Atlas, Shoshana Keynan
  • Publication number: 20150132365
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a fermented infant formulae comprising non digestible oligosaccharides for improving intestinal tract health by decreasing protein digestive effort, by decreasing the amount of endogenously formed proteases concomitant with an increased protein digestion, and a reduced protein fermentation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2013
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Applicant: N.V. Nutricia
    Inventors: Thomas Ludwig, Sylvie Huybers, Evan Abrahamse, Houkje Bouritius
  • Patent number: 9012603
    Abstract: The invention relates to peptides which bind to human FcRn and inhibit binding of the Fc portion of an IgG to an FcRn, thereby modulating serum IgG levels. The disclosed compositions and methods may be used for example, in treating autoimmune diseases and inflammatory disorders. The invention also relates to methods of using and methods of making the peptides of the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Biogen Idec Hemophilia Inc.
    Inventors: Adam R. Mezo, Kevin A. McDonnell, Cristina A. Tan Hehir, Alfredo Castro
  • Patent number: 9012405
    Abstract: The present invention concerns a chimeric polypeptide, capable of detecting the antibodies generated in rheumatoid arthritis, comprising at least two citrulinated peptide subunits: (i) one derived from the ? or ? chain of the fibrin and (ii) a second derived from the filaggrin. In addition, the invention comprises an antigenic composition, a method and a kit for the diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis, from the detection of the autoantibodies generated during the course of said disease.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignees: Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas, Fundacio Clinic per a la Recerca Biomedica
    Inventors: Isabel Haro Villar, José M. Gomora Elena, Luisa M Perez Rodríguez, Raimon Sanmarti Sala
  • Publication number: 20150104450
    Abstract: Variants of cytotoxic T-lymphocyte antigen 4 (CTLA-4) with high affinity, potency and stability. Formulations of CTLA-4 variants at high concentration for subcutaneous or intravenous administration, e.g. at monthly or less frequent dosage intervals. Use of CTLA-4 variants for treating rheumatoid arthritis and other inflammatory disorders. Fusion of CTLA-4 with IgG Fc having improved stability and longer in vivo half-life.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventors: Ralph Minter, Julie Douthwaite, Jacques Moisan, Michael Bowen, Steven Rust, Cyril Privezentzev
  • Publication number: 20150104485
    Abstract: Compounds of general formula (I): Ri—Wn—Xm-AAi-AA2-AA3-AA4-AA5-AA6-Yp—Zq—R2 (I) their stereoisomers, mixtures thereof and/or their cosmetically or pharmaceutically acceptable salts, preparation processes, cosmetic and/or pharmaceutical compositions which contain them and their use in medicine, particularly in the treatment and/or prevention of pain, inflammation, itching, pigmentation disorders and angiogenic skin disorders, and in processes of treatment and/or care of the skin and/or mucous membranes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2013
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Applicant: LUBRIZOL ADVANCED MATERIALS, INC.
    Inventors: Jose Maria Garcia Anton, Antonio Vicente Ferrer Montiel, Cristina Carreño Serraïma, Raquel Delgado González, Juan Cebrián Puche
  • Publication number: 20150099693
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a peptide with anti-inflammatory activity, wherein the peptide comprises at least one amino acid sequence among SEQ ID NO: 2 to SEQ ID NO: 179, the peptide has above 80% homology of amino acid sequence with above-mentioned sequences, or the peptide is the fragment of the above-mentioned peptides. The present invention also relates to an inflammatory composition comprising the above mentioned peptides. According to the present invention, the peptides that have at least one amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 2 to SEQ ID NO: 179 shows outstanding efficacy in both suppressing inflammation and in prophylactic means. Therefore, the composition comprising the peptides of this invention can be used as anti-inflammatory pharmaceutical compositions or as cosmetic compositions, in turn, treating and preventing a variety of different types of inflammatory diseases.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Applicants: KAEL-GEMVAX CO., LTD., GEMVAX-AS
    Inventors: Sang Jae Kim, Kyun Hee Kim, Kyu-Yong Lee, Seong-Ho Koh, Hyun-Hee Park, Sung Jin Huh, Woo Jin Lee, Bum Joon Kim
  • Publication number: 20150099692
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a peptide with anti-inflammatory activity, wherein the peptide comprises SEQ ID NO: 1, the peptide has above 80% homology of amino acid sequence with above-mentioned sequence, or the peptide is the fragment of the above-mentioned peptides. The present invention also relates to an inflammatory composition comprising the above mentioned peptides. According to the present invention, a peptide comprising a sequence of SEQ ID NO: 1 has outstanding efficacy in both suppressing inflammation and in prophylactic means. Therefore, the composition comprising the peptide of this invention can be used as anti-inflammatory pharmaceutical composition or as cosmetic composition, in turn, treating and preventing a variety of different types of inflammatory diseases.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2013
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Applicants: KAEL-GEMBAX CO., LTD., GEMVAX AS
    Inventors: Sang Jae Kim, Kyung Hee Kim, Kyu-Yong Lee, Seong-Ho Koh, Hyun-Hee Park, Sung Jin Huh, Woo Jin Lee, Bum Joon Kim
  • Patent number: 8992930
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the inhibition of the circulating extracellular form of the interferon inducible protein 16 (extracellular IFI16) for the treatment of diseases, particularly autoimmune and/or inflammatory disorders or infective disorders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: University of Piemonte Orientale
    Inventors: Michele Mondini, Silvia Costa, Marisa Gariglio, Santo Landolfo
  • Patent number: 8992908
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to therapeutic methods using IL-6 antagonists such as anti-IL-6 antibodies and fragments thereof having binding specificity for IL-6 to prevent or treat mucositis (e.g., oral mucositis) including persons on a treatment regimen with a drug or chemotherapy and/or radiation for cancer (e.g., head and neck cancer) that is associated with increased risk of mucositis, including oral mucositis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Alderbio Holdings LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey T.L. Smith, Leon F. Garcia-Martinez, Andrew L. Feldhaus
  • Patent number: 8992920
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to therapeutic methods using IL-6 antagonists such as anti-IL-6 antibodies and fragments thereof having binding specificity for IL-6 to prevent or treat rheumatoid arthritis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Alderbio Holdings LLC
    Inventor: Jeffrey T. L. Smith
  • Publication number: 20150087578
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the use of compounds selected from the group consisting of Lys-(D)Pro-Thr, N-acyl Lys-(D)Pro-Thr, C-amide Lys-(D)Pro-Thr, and C-esters of Lys-(D)Pro-Thr; or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt of said compound for the treatment of inflammatory disorders. The invention also relates to the use of ?MSH for inducing tolerance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventor: Thomas LUGER
  • Publication number: 20150079083
    Abstract: The invention provides methods for treating inflammatory diseases by administering to the subject an effective amount of an agent that provides alpha B-crystallin activity, where the dose is effective to suppress or prevent initiation, progression, or relapses of disease, including the progression of established disease. In some embodiments, the methods of the invention comprise administering to a subject having a pre-existing inflammatory disease condition, an effective amount of alpha B-crystallin protein, to suppress or prevent relapses of the disease.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventors: Lawrence Steinman, Shalina Sheryl Ousman, William H. Robinson
  • Patent number: 8980833
    Abstract: The present invention relates to novel cytotoxic molecules and their use for the treatment of cancer and other diseases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: R&D-Biopharmaceuticals GmbH
    Inventor: Wolfgang Richter
  • Publication number: 20150056163
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods for preventing or treating Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) infection, inflammatory conditions, and graft-versus-host-disease (GVHD) in a subject. Therapeutic compositions of the present invention comprise Leukocidin E (LukE) and/or D proteins or polypeptides. The invention further relates to methods of treating Staphylococcus aureus infection by administering a composition comprising a CCR5 antagonist or any molecule that blocks LukE/D interaction with CCR5+ cells in an amount effective to treat the S. aureus infection in the subject.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2014
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Inventors: Victor J. Torres, Derya Unutmaz, Francis Alonzo, III
  • Publication number: 20150056215
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods, compositions, and diagnostic tests for treating and diagnosing proliferative disorders, such as cancel-, that result in dysregulation of malic enzyme 2. In particular, the methods and compositions include monotherapy with malate, or a derivative thereof, as well as combination therapy, such as malate, or a derivative thereof, combined with another therapeutic agent, such as a malic enzyme 2 inhibitor, an antineoplastic agent, a glycolysis inhibitor, an antiangiogenic agent, an immunomodulatory agent, an antibody, or a cytokine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2013
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Applicant: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Inc.
    Inventors: Vikas P. Sukhatme, Jian-Guo Ren
  • Publication number: 20150051137
    Abstract: Provided is a method for treatment and/or prophylaxis of a condition associated with T cell mediated chronic inflammatory disease by administration, to a patient, of a peptide comprising N?-SVTEQGAELSNEER-C? {SEQ ID NO: 1) or an analogue thereof that inhibits T cell migration. Also provided is the peptide or its analogue for use in the methods of treatment: and/or prophylaxis of said condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2013
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Applicant: The University of Birmingham
    Inventors: George Edward Rainger, Parth Narendran, Helen McGettrick, Myriam Chimen
  • Publication number: 20150037350
    Abstract: The invention provides means for treating Th1- and Th2-mediated diseases, such as asthma, allergic dermatitis and Th2-driven cancer. The invention extends to pharmaceutical compositions for use in treating such conditions, and to methods of treatment. The invention also extends to adjuvants and vaccines per se, and to their use in enhancing the immunomodulatory activity of immunogens.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Applicant: UCL BUSINESS PLC
    Inventors: Anna L. Furmanski, Jose Ignacio Saldana, Tessa Crompton
  • Patent number: 8940300
    Abstract: The present invention relates to humanized antibodies that specifically bind an EC1 domain of a mammalian Cadherin-11 protein and compositions (e.g., pharmaceutical compositions) comprising such antibodies. The invention also relates to methods for treating Cadherin-11-mediated disorders in a mammalian subject by administering a therapeutically effective amount of a humanized antibody of the invention. Cadherin-11-mediated disorders suitable for treatment by the methods of the invention include inflammatory disorders (e.g., inflammatory joint disorders, such as rheumatoid arthritis), fibrosis and cancer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Adheron Therapeutics, Inc.
    Inventor: James G. McArthur
  • Publication number: 20150018267
    Abstract: The invention provides compositions and methods for utilizing endomucin as an anti-inflammatory Agent
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2012
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Applicant: THE SCHEPENS EYE RESEARCH INSTITUTE, INC.
    Inventors: Patricia A. D'Amore, Pablo Argüeso, Alisar S. Zahr
  • Patent number: 8933033
    Abstract: The invention relates generally to chaperonin 10 N-terminal variants. More specifically, the invention relates to chaperonin 10 N-terminal variants with enhanced immunomodulatory capacity and/or enhanced binding affinity for pathogen-associated molecular patterns (PAMPs) and/or damage-associated molecular patterns (DAMPs).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: CBio Limited
    Inventors: Dean Jason Naylor, Richard James Brown, Christopher Bruce Howard, Christopher John De Bakker, Jeanette Elizabeth Stok, Andrew Leigh James, Daniel Scott Lambert, Kylie Jane Ralston, Walter Rene Antonius Van Heumen, Linda Allison Ward
  • Patent number: 8932651
    Abstract: The invention relates to a heat shock protein from alfalfa and/or a hydrolysate of a heat shock protein from alfalfa in the manufacture of a food product for the prophylactic or therapeutic treatment of a chronic inflammatory disorder. Further, the invention relates to a clinical food product comprising heat shock protein from alfalfa and/or a hydrolysate of a heat shock protein from alfalfa.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Alfa Biogene International B.V.
    Inventors: Julia Lax, Federico G. Seifarth
  • Patent number: 8932592
    Abstract: The present invention features compositions and methods related to humanized antibodies and FKN-binding fragments thereof that bind fractalkine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Eisai R&D Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Miyuki Nishimura, Yoshimasa Sakamoto, Tetsu Kawano, Toshio Imai
  • Publication number: 20150011461
    Abstract: Heteroaryl pyridone and aza-pyridone amide compounds of Formula I are provided, and various substituents including stereoisomers, tautomers, and pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof, useful for inhibiting Btk, and for treating cancer and immune disorders such as inflammation mediated by Btk. Methods of using compounds of Formula I for in vitro, in situ, and in vivo diagnosis, and treatment of such disorders in mammalian cells, or associated pathological conditions, are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2014
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Applicant: GENENTECH, INC.
    Inventors: James John Crawford, Wendy Lee, Wendy B. Young
  • Patent number: 8927232
    Abstract: The present application describes an isolated nucleic acid molecule encoding a polypeptide capable of synchronously binding VEGF polypeptide and TNF polypeptide comprising: (a) a nucleotide sequence encoding a TNFR2 component and VEGFR1 component operatively linked to (b) a nucleotide sequence encoding a multimerizing component, wherein the TNFR2 component consists essentially of a nucleotide sequence encoding the amino acid sequences of cystein rich domain 1, cystein rich domain 2, cystein rich domain 3, and cystein rich domain 4 of the extracellular domain of TNFR2, and wherein the VEGFR1 component consists essentially of a nucleotide sequence encoding the amino acid sequences of Ig-like domain 2 of the extracellular domain of VEGFR1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)
    Inventors: Keehoon Jung, Young Jun Koh, Gyun Min Lee, Sun Chang Kim, Gou Young Koh
  • Publication number: 20150004165
    Abstract: The invention provides human secreted proteins (SECP) and polynucleotides which identify and encode SECP. The invention also provides expression vectors, host cells, antibodies, agonists, and antagonists. The invention also provides methods for diagnosing, treating, or preventing disorders associated with aberrant expression of SECP.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2014
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Applicant: INCYTE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Henry Yue, Monique G. Yao, Ameena R. Gandhi, Mariah R. Baughn, Anita Swarnakar, Narinder Walia, Madhusudan M. Sanjanwala, Michael Thorton, Vicki S. Kaulback, Yan Lu, Kimberly J. Gietzen, Neil Burford, Li Ding, April J.A. Hafalia, Y. Tom Tang, Olga Bandman, Bridget A. Warren, Cynthia D. Honchell, Dyung Aina M. Lu, Kavitha Thangaveln, Sally Lee, Yuming Xu, Junming Yang, Preeti G. Lal, Bao M. Tran, Craig H. Ison, Brendan M. Duggan, Stephanie Kareht
  • Publication number: 20150005227
    Abstract: Disclosed are peptide ligands for G-protein coupled receptors that are useful for treating disorders associated with G-protein coupled receptor activation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2014
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Inventors: YOSSI COHEN, RONEN SHEMESH, AMIR TOPORIK, ZURIT LEVINE, ASSAF WOOL, DVIR DAHARY, IRIS HECHT, GALIT ROTMAN, MICHAL AYALON-SOFFER
  • Patent number: 8921526
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to modified antibodies, including anti-TNF? antibodies, in which C-terminal amino acids of heavy chain sequences are modified from a native sequence of proline-glycine-lysine (“PGK”) to one that includes a proline positioned between the glycine and lysine, resulting in a C-terminal sequence of proline-glycine-proline-lycine (“PGPK”). The invention further provides methods of producing and using such antibodies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: AbbVie, Inc.
    Inventors: Chris M. Chumsae, Zehra Kaymakcalan
  • Patent number: 8920838
    Abstract: Provided are methods for the treatment of a rheumatic disease, such as rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosating spondylitis and/or polymyalgia rheumatic, by administering a delayed-release dosage form of a glucocorticoid to a subject in need thereof wherein the treatment is administered once daily for at least about two weeks. Also provided are methods for the treatment of osteoarthritis by administering a delayed-release dosage form of a glucocorticoid to a subject in need thereof wherein the treatment is administered once daily for at least about two weeks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Horizon Pharma AG
    Inventor: Achim Schaeffler
  • Publication number: 20140378384
    Abstract: A series of polypeptides presenting high integrin affinity and bonding capacity is provided. Three polypeptides among said series can be adopted in prevention and treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. Said three polypeptides are: polypeptide I: Ala-Cys-Asp-Cys-Arg-Gly-Asp-Cys-Phe-Cys-Gly-Gly-Gly-Gly-Ile-Val-Arg-Arg-Ala-Asp-Arg-Ala-Ala-Val-Pro (SEQ ID NO. 1) (two pairs of disulfide bonds contained in the sequence are pairing in the pattern of 1-4 and 2-3); Polypeptide II: Ile-Val-Arg-Arg-Ala-Asp-Arg-Ala-Ala-Val-Pro-Gly-Gly-Gly-Gly-Arg-Gly-Asp (SEQ ID NO. 2); and polypeptide III: mPEG-SC20k-Ile-Val-Arg-Arg-Ala-Asp-Arg-Ala-Ala-Val-Pro-Gly-Gly-Gly-Gly-Arg-Gly-Asp (SEQ ID NO. 3). These polypeptides can be adopted in treatment of rheumatoid arthritis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 25, 2012
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventor: HANMEI XU
  • Publication number: 20140378372
    Abstract: We describe peptides and their uses for the treatment of autoimmune, inflammatory and metabolic diseases.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2013
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventors: Soren Mogelsvang, Cohava Gelber
  • Patent number: 8916525
    Abstract: The present invention relates to TNFR2-TWEAKR fusion protein, more precisely to TNFR2-TWEAKR fusion protein acting as a double-antagonist to TNF-? and TWEAK, known as major causes of autoimmune arthritis which is one of autoimmune diseases. When the composition comprising TNFR2-TWEAKR fusion protein was treated to Th17 cells, the secretion of the inflammatory cytokine IL-17 was reduced but the secretion of the anti-inflammatory cytokine IL-10 generated in Treg cells was increased. Such effect of TNFR2-TWEAKR fusion protein was far greater than that of a single protein such as TNFR2-Fc or TWEAK-Fc. The TNFR2-TWEAKR fusion protein of the present invention has not only excellent treatment effect on arthritis in CIA mouse model not also excellent treatment effect on autoimmune rheumatoid arthritis by increasing the expression of Treg, the immune suppressive cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignees: Korea Research Institute of Bioscience and Biotechnology, Industry-Academic Cooperation Foundation, The Catholic University of Korea
    Inventors: Young Woo Park, Ki Won Jo, Srok Ho Yoo, Jung Yu, Dong Jin Kim, Sun-Ha Yoon, Eun Jung Song, Eun Kyung Lee, Jin Mi Oh, Kyu Won Cho, Mi La Cho, Ho Youn Kim, Mi Kyung Park, Hye Jwa Oh, Jin Sil Park, Yun Ju Woo, Jae Kyeong Byun, Jun Geol Ryu
  • Patent number: 8916517
    Abstract: This invention relates to novel analogs of pituitary adenylate cyclase-activating polypeptide (PACAP), which are agonists for the PACAP/vasoactive intestinal peptide (VIP) receptors: PAC1, VPAC1 and VPAC2 receptors. These PACAP analogs can be used as prophylactic/therapeutic agents for a wide range of medical disorders, including (but not limited to) cancer and autoimmune disease. These PACAP analogs can be coupled to suitable radionuclides and used in the localization, diagnosis and treatment of disseminated cancers and metastatic tumors, or coupled to small molecule therapeutics and used as vectors for targeted drug delivery. This invention also provides pharmaceutical compositions of one or more PACAP-like compounds of the invention either alone or in combination with one or more other prophylactic/therapeutic agents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: The Administrators of the Tulane Educational Fund
    Inventors: David H. Coy, Jerome L. Maderdrut, Min Li
  • Publication number: 20140369987
    Abstract: The invention relates to the use of peptides corresponding to dermaseptin B2 or fragments thereof for treating proliferative diseases such as cancer or ocular lesions, and to pharmaceutical compositions containing such peptides.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2014
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventors: Jean DELBE, Mohamed AMICHE, Ali LADRAM, Cecile GALANTH, Pierre NICOLAS, Yamina HAMMA, Johanna Allegonda Anna VAN ZOGGEL, Jose COURTY
  • Publication number: 20140371150
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a polypeptide for use as a medicament in the treatment and/or prevention of a disease wherein the RANKL-RANK signaling pathway is involved, in particular a bone resorptive disease.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventors: Dominique Heymann, Stéphane Teletchea, Verena Stresing
  • Publication number: 20140364359
    Abstract: The invention provides di-peptide conjugated antitumor agents, pharmaceutical compositions and methods for preparation and use thereof for treating various cancer and inflammation-related diseases and conditions. The present invention addresses the shortcomings of the existing anti-tumor and anti-inflammatory drugs, particularly in that the anti-tumor agents of the invention that selectively kill cancer cells with minimal damage to normal cells.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2013
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventor: Raymond A FIRESTONE
  • Patent number: 8906966
    Abstract: This invention relates to medicaments and their use in the alleviation of inflammation and pain in joints.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Inventors: Paul Sherwood, David Keith Davies
  • Publication number: 20140357557
    Abstract: Methods and compositions relating to CDP-JAK inhibitor conjugates are described herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2014
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Applicant: CERULEAN PHARMA INC.
    Inventors: Roderic O. Cole, Derek Gregory van der Poll
  • Publication number: 20140349920
    Abstract: N-acylpeptide derivatives are described. Compositions comprising N-acylpeptide derivatives are therapeutically effective for topical or systemic administration to alleviate or improve conditions, disorders, diseases, symptoms or syndromes associated with tumors or cancers, immune, nervous, vascular, musculoskeletal, cutaneous system, or other tissues or systems in a subject.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2013
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Inventors: Ruey J. Yu, Eugene J. Van Scott
  • Publication number: 20140348832
    Abstract: The present invention provides a bispecific biologic comprising a ligand specific for CTLA-4 and a ligand specific for a pMHC complex.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2012
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Applicant: GENZYME CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yunxiang Zhu, Jozsef Karman, Ronnie Wei, Canwen Jiang, Seng Cheng
  • Patent number: 8895022
    Abstract: Provided herein is a CD24 protein. The CD24 protein may include mature human or mouse CD24, as well as a N- or C-terminally fused portion of a mammalian immunoglobulin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: OncoImmune, Inc.
    Inventors: Xincheng Zheng, Wei Wu, Yang Liu, Pan Zheng
  • Publication number: 20140341932
    Abstract: The present invention relates to novel peptides derivable from the polypeptide chaperonin 60.1 and to their use in medicine, such as for the prevention and/or treatment of inflammatory conditions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2014
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Inventors: Anthony Robert Milnes Coates, Peter Tormay, Andrew Lightfoot
  • Publication number: 20140335108
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to compositions and methods to treat an autoimmune disease in a subject, comprising an insulin-like 6 (Insl6) agent, such as an Insl6 polypeptide or variant or fragment thereof, or a nucleic acid encoding Insl6 poly peptide or variant or fragment thereof. Aspects of the present invention relate to use of Insl6 agents to reduce T-regulatory (Treg) cells in the subject and to reduce pro-inflammatory cytokines in a subject with an autoimmune disease such as a muscle autoimmune disease. The present invention also relates to methods and kits for the treatment of autoimmune diseases in a subject, and methods to diagnose a subject with an autoimmune disease such as myositis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2012
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Inventors: Kenneth Walsh, Ling Zeng
  • Patent number: 8871915
    Abstract: The present invention provides modulators of TNF, particularly peptides and their derivatives, particularly GEP peptides, which antagonize TNF and TNF-mediated responses, activity or signaling. The invention provides methods of antagonizing TNF and the modulation of TNF-mediated diseases or responses, including inflammatory diseases and conditions. Compositions of GEP peptides, including in combination with other inflammatory mediators, are provided. Methods of treatment, alleviation, or prevention of TNF-mediated diseases and inflammatory conditions, including rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, psoriasis, inflammatory bowel diseases, Chrohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, uveitis, inflammatory lung diseases, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: New York University School of Medicine
    Inventor: Chuanju Liu
  • Publication number: 20140315786
    Abstract: The present invention relates to targeting an intracellular enzyme for release of covalently linked bioactives which results in a synergistic effect between the bioactives. The present invention relates to the use of bioactives that are directly connected covalently or through a covalent molecular linker which have increased therapeutic activity when released as the free bioactives by intracellular enzymes as compared to when the bioactives are administered individually (i.e. not covalently linked). Further, methods are described of administering to patients in need thereof, bioactives as linked bioactives having increased therapeutic activity. Accordingly, this invention also relates to methods of treating patients for certain diseases.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2012
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Applicant: Catabasis Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael R. Jirousek, Jill C. Milne, David Carney, Jean E. Bemis, Chi B. Vu
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    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2014
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
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