Peptides Of 3 To 100 Amino Acid Residues Patents (Class 530/300)
  • Patent number: 11326214
    Abstract: The invention provides methods and compositions for the detection of Chlamydia trachomatis in a test sample. Its presence or absence in the sample is determined by nucleic acid based testing methods using primers and/or probes and or molecular beacons that bind to the 23S ribosomal genes or gene transcripts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Talis Biomedical Corporation
    Inventors: Andrea Dedent, Matt Lee, Shuyuan Ma, Hedia Maamar
  • Patent number: 11319576
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure include methods of producing nucleic acid libraries. In certain aspects, the methods include producing tagged primer extension products, and contacting aliquots of the tagged primer extension products with transposomes to produce tagged extension product fragments. The methods may further include sequencing the tagged extension products and tagged extension product fragments to determine the sequences of nucleic acids of interest. Also provided are compositions and kits that find use, e.g., in practicing embodiments of the methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Christopher Vollmers, Charles Cole
  • Patent number: 11299518
    Abstract: The present invention relates novel peptides useful for the prevention and/or treatment of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: FONDATION THE ARK
    Inventors: Origene Nyanguile, Jean-Manuel Segura, Dominique Garcin
  • Patent number: 11286278
    Abstract: Pharmaceutical compositions and methods of their use are provided for reducing inflammation in a subject, blocking leukocyte recruitment, inhibiting tumor metastasis, treating sepsis and preventing/reducing acute kidney injury.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: Arch BioPartners, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen Mark Robbins, Donna Lorraine Senger, Daniel Abraham Muruve, Saurav Roy Choudhury, Jennifer Joy Rahn, Arthur Wing Sze Lau, Justin MacDonald, Liane Babes, Paul Kubes
  • Patent number: 11260034
    Abstract: Niclosamide derivatives are provided in the present invention. More particularly, the methods of using niclosamide derivatives for the manufacture of medicaments for suppressing platelet aggregation and preventing thrombosis-related diseases are provided. The niclosamide derivatives in the medicaments inhibit the production of thromboxane A2, therefore suppress platelet aggregation and prevent thrombosis-related diseases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: CHANG GUNG UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Kowit-Yu Chong, Ching-Ping Tseng
  • Patent number: 11224662
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are novel methods and compositions for targeting drug delivery systems to specific cells. One aspect relates to a drug delivery system comprising an elastin-like peptide (ELP) component and a ligand selected from the group consisting of an polymeric immunoglobulin receptor binding site in the C?3 domain of dimeric human IgA (mIgA) and knob capable of either drug encapsulation or drug attachment. Further aspects relate to drug delivery systems comprising an elastin-like peptide (ELP) component and a ligand; wherein the ligand specifically binds to a receptor selected from the group consisting of coxsackievirus and adenovirus receptor (CAR) and polymeric immunoglobulin receptor (pIgR). Further aspects include the novel transcytosing properties of the elastin-like peptide and the ligand, knob. Also provided are methods and pharmaceutical compositions comprising the disclosed therapeutics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
    Inventors: Sarah Hamm-Alvarez, John Andrew MacKay, Guoyong Sun, Pang-Yu Hsueh
  • Patent number: 11203615
    Abstract: A peptide that includes a partial amino acid sequence of the C16orf74 protein, includes the cysteine at position 7 and/or the cysteine at position 14 of the C16orf74 protein, and inhibits dimer formation of the C16orf74 protein is provided. A pharmaceutical composition for cancer treatment that includes the peptide is also provided. A screening method for cancer treatment drugs that takes as the indicator inhibition of dimer formation of the C16orf74 protein is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignee: NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION HOKKAIDO UNIVERSITY
    Inventor: Toru Nakamura
  • Patent number: 11192857
    Abstract: The present invention relates to novel 2-ethylidene-1,5-dimethyl-3,3-diphenylpyrrolidine analogs, and methods for their synthesis and use. Such analogs are designed to provide a convenient linkage chemistry for coupling under mild conditions to a suitable group on a target protein, polypeptide, solid phase or detectable label.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: ALERE SAN DIEGO, INC.
    Inventors: Fei Huang, Dongpei Wu, Lupe Mejorado, Mariusz Banaszczyk
  • Patent number: 11155580
    Abstract: This invention is generally related to small proteins, such as miniature proteins, including avian pancreatic polypeptide (aPP), modified so that the small proteins reach the cytosol. In some embodiments, the modified protein molecules deliver an associated cargo molecule to the cytosol. Other embodiments of the invention relate to modified protein fusion molecules that reach the cytosol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: Yale University
    Inventors: Alanna Schepartz Shrader, Jacob S. Applebaum, Jonathan R. LaRochelle
  • Patent number: 11136360
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes a Mtu ?I-CM intein variant containing one or more mutations or a biologically active fragment thereof, and a method for producing and purifying a molecule of interest using the intein variant. Further described are isolated fusion proteins comprising the intein variant and a tag and a molecule of interest. Also described are expression systems for expressing the intein variant as well as polypeptide screening methods employing the intein variant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Inventors: Zhanglin Lin, Tingting Wang, Qing Zhao, Xu Wang, Bihong Zhou, Lei Xing
  • Patent number: 11136359
    Abstract: The invention discloses a polypeptide with improved alkaline stability, which polypeptide comprises a mutant of a B or C domain of Staphylococcus Protein A (SpA), as specified by SEQ ID NO 1 or SEQ ID NO 2, or of Protein Z, as specified by SEQ ID NO 3, wherein at least the glutamine residue at position 9 has been mutated to an amino acid other than asparagine. The invention also discloses multimers of said polypeptide, as well as separation matrices comprising the multimers or polypeptides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: Cytiva BioProcess R&D AB
    Inventors: Gustav Rodrigo, Mats Ander, Tomas Bjorkman, Goran Bauren
  • Patent number: 11116851
    Abstract: The invention relates to the discovery of a vital new component of the Wnt pathway that regulates trafficking of ?-catenin to the cell nucleus and novel therapeutic approaches to cancer treatment. Disclosed herein is a previously unknown, essential component of the Wnt/?-catenin signaling pathway that governs the quantity of ?-catenin delivered to the cell nucleus. This intracellular inhibitor of ?-catenin signaling (IBS) is transcribed from a second transcriptional start site adjacent to exon 3 of the Dkk3 gene and is required for early mouse development. IBS captures ?-catenin destined for the nucleus in a complex with ?-TrCP that is bound to the actin cytoskeleton and unavailable for nuclear translocation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: University of Massachusetts
    Inventors: Jack L. Leonard, Karl J. Simin, Deborah M. Leonard
  • Patent number: 11103557
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a novel exenatide analogue, which is an exenatide analogue in which the first to fifteenth amino acids from the C-terminal of the amino acid sequence of exenatide are deleted and a fatty acid is conjugated. The present invention provides a short length exenatide exhibiting almost the same level of anti-diabetic effects compared with that of conventional exenatide and liraglutide, which is an anti-diabetic drug, and capable of reducing the preparation cost of exenatide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: ANYGEN Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: San Ho Kim, Seon Myung Kim, Moon Young Park
  • Patent number: 11078235
    Abstract: The present invention concerns cyclic compounds, compositions comprising the cyclic compounds, linkers, a method of preparing a carrying agent:cyclic compound adduct, a method for treating disorders such as proliferation disorders (e.g., malignancies), bone deficiency diseases, and autoimmune diseases, and a method for suppressing the growth of, or inducing apoptosis in, cells (e.g., malignant cells).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignees: H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center And Research Institute, Inc., The Scripps Research Institute, University of South Florida
    Inventors: Lori Hazlehurst, Christoph Rader, Xiuling Li, Mark McLaughlin
  • Patent number: 11066671
    Abstract: The specification relates to the use of Mcl-1 inhibitors to promote apoptosis in vascular endothelial cells undergoing neovascularisation in disease states.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research
    Inventors: Leigh Coultas, Grant Dewson, Emma Watson
  • Patent number: 11059860
    Abstract: The invention discloses peptides having biocidal properties, more particularly antibacterial, antifungal, and antiviral properties, and preparations based thereon. A biocidal peptide of general formula Y-Ile-Leu-Pro-X-Lys-X-Pro-X-X-Pro-X-Arg-Arg-NH2, where X is 4-nitrophenylalanine; 4-chlorophenylalanine; 4-methoxyphenylalanine; D-phenylalanine; 4-aminophenylalanine; 4-aminobenzoylphenylalanine; homophenylalanine; 4-tertbutylphenylalanine; 2-methylphenylalanine; 4-fluorophenyl alanine; pentafluorophenylalanine; or 2-trifluoromethylphenylalanine; and Y is H or palmitoyl or aminoundecanoyl, and a preparation in the form of a gel with biocidal properties, containing, as an active substance, the peptide at a concentration of 0.001 to 0.1 wt %. The peptides demonstrate biocidal properties towards bacteria, including spore-forming bacteria, mold fungi, and viruses. The peptide-based gels can be used for treating bacterial and viral infectious diseases and infectious comorbidities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: VERTA RESEARCH-PRODUCTION COMPANY LTD
    Inventors: Irina Vasil'evna Afonina, Alexandr Alexandrovich Kolobov, Nikolay Ivanovich Kolodkin, Mariya Pavlovna Smirnova, Ludmila Ivanovna Stefanenko
  • Patent number: 10995126
    Abstract: Described herein are an immunogenic peptide containing the sequence of CLDSLGQWN (SEQ ID NO:2) and a method of using the peptide for treating cancer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignees: National Health Research Institutes, Academia Sinica
    Inventors: Shih-Jen Liu, Hsin-Wei Chen, Steve Roffler, Ming-Hsi Huang, Chih-Hsiang Leng
  • Patent number: 10981940
    Abstract: The invention is to develop a protecting group that does not solidify or insolubilize a compound in which a functional group has been protected, and facilitates separation and purification after a reaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: SEKISUl MEDICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shinya Yano, Hideki Kubota
  • Patent number: 10913782
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes novel hybrid soluble ActRIIB-ECD polypeptides which fully retain binding affinity for myostatin and activin A but demonstrate significantly reduced binding to BMPs, especially BMP-9. The novel compositions described herein can be used to prepare novel hybrid ActRIIB ligand trap proteins, which can be used for modulating the growth of muscle, bone, cartilage, fat, fibroblast, blood and neuronal tissue to counteract muscle wasting, bone loss, anemia, inflammation and fibrosis in a therapeutically meaningful manner. Because these novel next-generation myostatin/activin inhibitors are safer and more effective molecules than the currently available myostatin inhibitors, they are useful in a wide variety of clinical indications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Biogen MA Inc.
    Inventors: Hq Han, Xiaolan Zhou
  • Patent number: 10907175
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are methods and compositions for inactivation of the human glucocorticoid receptor (GR) gene by targeted cleavage of genomic DNA encoding the GR. Such methods and compositions are useful, for example, in therapeutic applications which require retention of immune function during glucocorticoid treatment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignees: Sangamo Therapeutics, Inc., City of Hope
    Inventors: Andreas Reik, Michael Jensen, Michael C. Holmes, Philip D. Gregory, Dale Ando
  • Patent number: 10906932
    Abstract: A method for preparing a cyclic peptide, derivative or analogue thereof is described. The method comprises contacting a peptide, derivative or analogue thereof with a fluoro-heteroaromatic compound to cyclise the peptide, derivative or analogue thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: The University of Durham
    Inventors: Steven Cobb, Christopher Coxon, Graham Sandford
  • Patent number: 10882912
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to effectively induce cancer cell apoptosis using the anti-TRAIL-R1 antibody(ies) and the anti-TRAIL-R2 antibody(ies) and to reduce the toxicity imposed on normal cells. The present invention relates to recombinant obligate anaerobic Gram-positive bacteria that include a nucleic acid encoding a fusion protein having 3 or more anti-TRAIL-R1 single-chain antibodies and/or 3 or more anti-TRAIL-R2 single-chain antibodies, in an expressible state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: TEIKYO HEISEI UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Takeshi Nishikawa, Yuichiro Taira, Ikuko Taira, Isao Ishida
  • Patent number: 10869931
    Abstract: A polyethylene glycol-modified angiogenesis inhibitor HM-1 and its application are disclosed. The polypeptide sequence is mPEG-Arg-Gly-Ala-Asp-Arg-Ala-Gly-Gly-Gly-Gly-Arg-Gly-Asp (SEQ ID NO: 1), and mPEG . . . is chosen from mPEG-SC, mPEG2-NHS, mPEG-ALD or mPEG-bALD, with a molecular weight range of 500˜40000. The polypeptide has been modified by polyethylene glycol, has the capacity to inhibit vascular endothelial cell migration and integrin affinity and binding, and can be used for the prevention and treatment of tumors, various types of inflammation, and neovascular eye diseases. The polyethylene glycol-modified angiogenesis inhibitor disclosed by the present invention is prepared by a synthetic method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: NANJING ANJI BIOLOGICAL TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD
    Inventor: Hanmei Xu
  • Patent number: 10870667
    Abstract: Provided is an alkyldiphenylmethane protective agent, which can prevent solidification or insolubilization of a compound by protecting a functional group of the compound to achieve easy separation and purification after a reaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: SEKISUI MEDICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shinya Yano, Kenta Saito, Hideki Kubota
  • Patent number: 10851154
    Abstract: IVIG replacement compounds are derived from recombinant and/or biochemical creation of immunologically active biomimetic(s). These replacement compounds are then screened in vitro to assess each replacements compound's efficiency at modulating immune function. Particular replacement compounds are selected for further in vivo validation and dosage/administration optimization. Finally, the replacement compounds are used to treat a wide range of diseases, including inflammatory and autoimmune diseases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignees: GLIKNIK INC., UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND, BALTIMORE
    Inventors: Scott E. Strome, Dan H. Schulze, David S. Block, Henrik Olsen
  • Patent number: 10835586
    Abstract: The present invention relates to peptides, proteins, nucleic acids and cells for use in immunotherapeutic methods. In particular, the present invention relates to the immunotherapy of cancer. The present invention furthermore relates to tumor-associated T-cell peptide epitopes, alone or in combination with other tumor-associated peptides that can for example serve as active pharmaceutical ingredients of vaccine compositions that stimulate anti-tumor immune responses, or to stimulate T cells ex vivo and transfer into patients. Peptides bound to molecules of the major histocompatibility complex (MHC), or peptides as such, can also be targets of antibodies, soluble T-cell receptors, and other binding molecules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: IMMATICS BIOTECHNOLOGIES GMBH
    Inventors: Andrea Mahr, Toni Weinschenk, Oliver Schoor, Jens Fritsche, Harpreet Singh, Colette Song
  • Patent number: 10835637
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a triblock copolymer having a polyethylene glycol-poly(D,L-lactide)-polyethylene glycol skeleton.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignees: 3-D Matrix, Ltd. (Tokyo, Japan), Tokyo University of Science Foundation
    Inventors: Hidenori Otsuka, Daisuke Matsukuma, Noriaki Matsuda
  • Patent number: 10815275
    Abstract: Antimicrobial peptoids with improved selectivity to bacteria and a use thereof are described. Specifically, the antimicrobial peptoids have high antimicrobial activity and greatly decreased toxicity to animal cells. The antimicrobial peptoids show excellent antimicrobial activity against bacteria and exhibit low cytotoxicity to animal cells due to altered degree of folding in helical structure or altered charge characteristics. Therefore, the antimicrobial peptoids have improved selectivity to bacteria, and thus can be usefully used as antimicrobial compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: GWANGJU INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Jiwon Seo, Ho Yeon Nam, Ji Eun Choi
  • Patent number: 10808246
    Abstract: The present invention relates to ligand conjugates of iRNA agents (such as siRNA) of the formula
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: ALNYLAM PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.
    Inventors: Muthiah Manoharan, Jayaprakash K. Nair, Pachamuthu Kandasamy, Shigeo Matsuda, Alexander V. Kelin, Muthusamy Jayaraman, Kallanthottathil G. Rajeev
  • Patent number: 10799553
    Abstract: The present invention refers to a novel combination of nucleotide and cellular vaccine composition and pharmaceutical composition and use thereof for treating and/or preventing diseases, including infectious diseases, cancer, autoimmune diseases, allergy, diabetes and blood disorders. The vaccine composition comprises a nucleotide sequence encoding an antigenic molecule and gene-modified antigen-presenting cells (APCs), preferably provided as an intermixture. The APCs are modified to express immune modulating molecules. Immunization with the vaccine composition of present invention into a subject, induces the host immune system to respond and generate efficient immunity against either pre-existing disease or protect the host against the disease.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Inventor: Mallen Huang
  • Patent number: 10800813
    Abstract: The invention describes peptide ligands specific for human plasma Kallikrein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: BICYCLERD LIMITED
    Inventors: John Tite, Edward Walker, Catherine Stace, Daniel Teufel
  • Patent number: 10774113
    Abstract: The invention relates to novel infective agents, the use thereof for the production of a pharmaceutical composition for the treatment and prophylaxes of a disease, preferably an infectious disease, a pharmaceutical composition comprising said compound, and to methods of producing said compounds. The invention further relates to a new probiotic configured for preventing or reducing the colonization by a pathogenic microorganism of an organ of a living being.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Eberhard Karls Universitaet Tuebingen
    Inventors: Bernhard Krismer, Andreas Peschel, Stephanie Grond, Alexander Zipperer, Martin Christoph Konnerth, Daniela Janek, Hubert Kalbacher, Nadine Anna Schilling
  • Patent number: 10738338
    Abstract: A composition comprising a polypeptide ligated to an oligonucleotide through a sterol linker. A method of ligating a polypeptide to an oligonucleotide, comprising a polypeptide having a hedgehog steroyl transferse catalytic domain at the C-terminal of the polypeptide with an electrophilic residue, e.g., glycine, between polypeptide and the hedgehog steroyl transferse catalytic domain, and a steroylated oligonucleotide in solution, and permitting a reaction to cleave the hedgehog steroyl transferse catalytic domain from the polypeptide while ligating the steroylated oligonucleotide to the glycine at the C-terminal of the polypeptide. The oligonucleotide may be, for example, a therapeutic, diagnostic, or affinity ligand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: The Research Foundation for The State University
    Inventors: Brian Callahan, Timothy Owen
  • Patent number: 10711053
    Abstract: It is described the preparation of Insulin like peptides, of chimeric Insulin like peptides and of their derivatives by the random combination of their chains A and their chains B and the pharmaceutical application of the obtained products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: CHEMICAL & BIOPHARMACEUTICAL LABORATORIES OF PATRAS SA
    Inventors: Kleomenis Barlos, Konstantinos Barlos
  • Patent number: 10703821
    Abstract: The present application discloses a method for stimulating or enhancing proliferation of a population of cells by activating MUC1 receptor on the cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Minerva Biotechnologies Corporation
    Inventor: Cynthia Bamdad
  • Patent number: 10682402
    Abstract: Described is a vaccine for prevention and treatment of cancer characterized by microsatellite instability (MSI). The vaccine contains an MSI-specific frameshift peptide (FSP) generating humoral and cellular responses against tumor cells or a nucleic acid encoding said FSP. The vaccine of the present invention is particularly useful for the prevention/treatment of colorectal cancer, endometrial cancer, gastric cancer or small bowel cancer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg
    Inventors: Matthias Kloor, Miriam Reuschenbach, Magnus von Knebel-Doeberitz
  • Patent number: 10583167
    Abstract: Provided are methods, uses and pharmaceutical compositions for inhibition of mammalian alpha-amylase in a subject, with a Helianthamide peptide or a derivative thereof in a biologically effective amount. The subject in need of alpha-amylase inhibition, may have or be at risk of developing one or more of the following: Middleton syndrome; a motility disorder of the gastrointestinal tract; postprandial reactive hypoglycemia; postprandial syndrome; irritable bowel syndrome; diabetes mellitus type 1; diabetes mellitus type 2; pre-diabetes; obesity, dumping syndrome; infant dumping syndrome; polycystic ovary syndrome; steatohepatitis; and viral infection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: THE UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA
    Inventors: Stephen G. Withers, Andrew Tarling, Raymond J. Andersen, Gary D. Brayer, Robert Keyzers, Christina Rose Tysoe, Leslie Karen Williams
  • Patent number: 10576097
    Abstract: The present invention provides URLC10-derived epitope peptides having the ability to induce cytotoxic T cells. The present invention further provides polynucleotides encoding the peptides, antigen-presenting cells presenting the peptides, and cytotoxic T cells targeting the peptides, as well as methods of inducing the antigen-presenting cells or CTLs. The present invention also provides compositions and pharmaceutical compositions containing them as an active ingredient. Further, the present invention provides methods of treating and/or preventing cancer, and/or preventing postoperative recurrence thereof, using the peptides, polynucleotides, antigen-presenting cells, cytotoxic T cells or pharmaceutical compositions of the present invention. Methods of inducing an immune response against cancer are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: ONCOTHERAPY SCIENCE, INC.
    Inventors: Takuya Tsunoda, Ryuji Osawa, Sachiko Yamashita, Tomohisa Watanabe, Tetsuro Hikichi
  • Patent number: 10548989
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are nanoparticle immunoconjugates useful for therapeutics and/or diagnostics. The immunoconjugates have diameter (e.g., average diameter) no greater than 20 nanometers (e.g., as measured by dynamic light scattering (DLS) in aqueous solution, e.g., saline solution). In certain embodiments, the conjugates are silica-based nanoparticles with single chain antibody fragments attached thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignees: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Cornell University, The Curators of the University of Missouri
    Inventors: Michelle S. Bradbury, Thomas P. Quinn, Feng Chen, Barney Yoo, Jason Lewis, Ulrich Wiesner, Kai Ma
  • Patent number: 10519445
    Abstract: Methods of the invention encompass delivery of nucleic acid sequences encoding ABCD1 for the treatment of X-linked Adrenoleukodystrophy (X-ALD), e.g., for Adrenomyeloneuropathy (AMN).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: The General Hospital Corporation
    Inventors: Casey A. Maguire, Florian Eichler
  • Patent number: 10500290
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to EGFR-specific peptide reagents, methods for detecting pre-cancer, early cancer and/or cancer using the peptide reagents, and methods for targeting pre-cancer cells, early cancer cells and/or cancer cells using the peptide reagents. In one aspect, the disclosure provides reagents consisting essentially of a peptide QRHKPRE (SEQ ID NO: 1), HAHRSWS (SEQ ID NO: 2), YLTMPTP (SEQ ID NO: 3), TYPISFM (SEQ ID NO: 4), KLPGWSG (SEQ ID NO: 5), IQSPHFF (SEQ ID NO: 6), YSIPKSS (SEQ ID NO: 7), SHRNRPRNTQPS (SEQ ID NO: 8), NRHKPREKTFTD (SEQ ID NO: 9).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN
    Inventors: Thomas D. Wang, Juan Zhou, Bishnu P. Joshi
  • Patent number: 10473647
    Abstract: Provided herein are compositions and methods for treating autoimmune diabetes such as type 1 diabetes (T1D), diagnosing autoimmune diabetes such as T1D, assessing treatment efficacy, and selecting subjects for treatment, e.g., using a peptide or epitope disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: ImmusanT, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert P. Anderson
  • Patent number: 10441644
    Abstract: Peptides that generate an immune response to glioma-related H3.3 proteins and methods of their use are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Hideho Okada, Yafei Hou
  • Patent number: 10435697
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a recombinant expression system comprising at least: (i) a first nucleotide sequence encoding for at least one protein of a quorum sensing system capable of detecting the presence, amount or both of a microorganism of interest by forming a complex with a marker molecule indicating the presence of said microorganism; (ii) a second nucleotide sequence encoding for at least one antimicrobial peptide, wherein the at least one antimicrobial peptide is effective against the microorganism of interest detected by the at least one protein encoded by the first nucleotide sequence, (iii) a third nucleotide sequence encoding for a genetic inverter that inhibits expression of the second nucleotide sequence, wherein the genetic inverter is under control of an inducible promoter and wherein the inducible promoter is induced if the complex of the at least one protein encoded by the first nucleotide sequence and the marker molecule indicating the presence of said microorganism is below a thres
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: NANYANG TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Chueh Loo Poh, Premkumar Jayaraman, Maciej Bartosz Holowko
  • Patent number: 10414798
    Abstract: A synthetic peptide that targets cancer stem cells is provided. The peptide consists of the amino acid sequence of anyone of SEQ ID NO: 1 to SEQ ID NO: 15. Also provided is a composition comprising said synthetic peptide with a therapeutic agent fused thereto, and a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier or diluent. Further provided is a method of screening a peptide specifically targeting to a cancer stem cell. The method comprises the steps of establishing an oligopeptide library by using a phage expression system, contacting the library with a culture of bulk tumor cells of a cancer cell line, contacting the phages which do not bind to the bulk tumor cells with a culture of cancer stem cells of said cancer cell line, and screening a peptide specifically targeting to a cancer stem cell from the phages which bind to the cancer stem cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: AGRICULTURAL TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Chin-Kai Chuang, Yu-Hsyu Su, Tai-Yun Lin
  • Patent number: 10306895
    Abstract: A plant defense signaling peptide and applications thereof for inducing systemic immune responses in a plant. In some embodiments, methods for inducing systemic immune responses in a plant comprises applying to the plant a plant defense signaling polypeptide comprising a motif of SEQ ID NO: 1 or SEQ ID NO: 28, or a composition comprising the polypeptide, wherein the polypeptide has up to 100 amino acids in length.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Academia Sinica
    Inventors: Yet-Ran Chen, Ying-Lan Chen, Mei-Chun Tseng
  • Patent number: 10266601
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to effectively induce cancer cell apoptosis using the anti-TRAIL-R1 antibody(ies) and the anti-TRAIL-R2 antibody(ies) and to reduce the toxicity imposed on normal cells. The present invention relates to recombinant obligate anaerobic Gram-positive bacteria that include a nucleic acid encoding a fusion protein having 3 or more anti-TRAIL-R1 single-chain antibodies and/or 3 or more anti-TRAIL-R2 single-chain antibodies, in an expressible state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: TEIKYO HEISEI UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Takeshi Nishikawa, Yuichiro Taira, Ikuko Taira, Isao Ishida
  • Patent number: 10258602
    Abstract: The present invention provides novel conformationally-defined macrocyclic compounds that can function as selective modulators of the ghrelin receptor (growth hormone secretagogue receptor, GHS-R1a and subtypes, isoforms and variants thereof). Methods of synthesizing the novel compounds are also described herein. These compounds are useful as agonists of the ghrelin receptor and as medicaments for treatment and prevention of a range of medical conditions including, but not limited to, metabolic and/or endocrine disorders, gastrointestinal disorders, cardiovascular disorders, obesity and obesity-associated disorders, central nervous system disorders, bone disorders, genetic disorders, hyperproliferative disorders and inflammatory disorders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Ocera Therapeutics, Inc.
    Inventors: Hamid Hoveyda, Graeme Fraser, Kamel Benakli, Eric Marsault, Mark L. Peterson
  • Patent number: 10202421
    Abstract: The invention relates to a novel compounds targeting human cancer cells, a method for synthesis of such compounds, and use of such compounds in treating cancer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Inventor: Andre Koltermann
  • Patent number: RE48636
    Abstract: The present invention relates to decoy peptide or polypeptide consisting of a peptide sequence represented by the following Formula I: X1-Ala-X2—X3-Ile-Glu-X4 (I). It is noteworthy that the decoy peptide or polypeptide of the present invention significantly elevates phosphorylation levels of PLB by inhibiting PP1-mediated dephosphorylation. In addition, the decoy peptide or polypeptide provides cardio-protective effects by restoring of SERCA2a activity and inotropic effect of enhancing myocardial contractility. The present invention will contribute greatly to the prevention or treatment of diseases associated with PLB.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: BETHPHAGEN INC.
    Inventors: Woo Jin Park, Jae Gyun Oh