Peptides Of 3 To 100 Amino Acid Residues Patents (Class 530/300)
  • 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: 10189884
    Abstract: The invention includes a thioamide-modified peptide, wherein the thioamide modification increases the in vivo half-life of the peptide. The invention further includes methods of treating or preventing a disease or disorder in a subject in need thereof, the method comprising administering to the subject a thioamide-modified peptide of the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignees: The Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania, President and Fellows of Harvard College
    Inventors: E. James Petersson, Alan Saghatelian
  • Patent number: 10183966
    Abstract: The present application discloses peptides and peptaibols of high purity may be obtained by solid phase peptide synthesis using as the starting resin hydroxy amino acids, hydroxy amino acid amides, hydroxy amino alcohols or small peptides containing hydroxy amino acids attached to polymers through their side chain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: CHEMICAL & BIOPHARMACEUTICAL LABORATORIES OF PATRAS S.A.
    Inventor: Kleomenis K. Barlos
  • Patent number: 10167319
    Abstract: The caged cell-penetrating peptide (cCPP) conjugates of this invention are ideal for intracellular delivery of a broad variety of cargoes including various nanoparticulate pharmaceutical carriers (liposomes, micelles, microparticles, nanoparticles, polymer-conjugates). The conjugates comprise a detectable agent or a therapeutic agent, and the conjugates provide a novel strategy for site-specific delivery of the same to appropriate tissues in the subject. Versatile application of the conjugates in diagnostics and imaging is described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Ben-Gurion University of Negev Research & Development Authority
    Inventors: Ayelet David, Gonen Ashkenasy, Yosi Shamay
  • Patent number: 10155789
    Abstract: Inhibitors of fibroblast activation protein alpha (FAP) and Prolyl Oligopeptidase (POP) are disclosed, along with their use in various therapies related to conditions, diseases, and disorders involving abnormal cell proliferation such as malignancies and angiogenesis, and in neural disorders such as Alzheimer's disease. Stalk portions of the inhibitor molecules, and substrates of FAP and POP, are also disclosed and may be used, for example, in screening methods for identifying such inhibitors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: The Board of Regents of the University of Oklahoma
    Inventors: Patrick A. McKee, Kenneth W. Jackson, Victoria J. Christiansen
  • Patent number: 10150795
    Abstract: An antimicrobial peptide and an antimicrobial peptide composition comprising the same are provided. The antimicrobial peptide and the antimicrobial peptide composition have remarkably high antibacterial activity against gram-positive (+) and gram-negative (?) bacteria, compared to wild-type LPcin-I having an antimicrobial ability, which consists of a sequence of 23 amino acids. Also, the antimicrobial peptide can be useful in being easily synthesized and saving production costs since the antimicrobial peptide has a smaller number of amino acids, compared to the wild-type LPcin-I.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: HANKUK UNIVERSITY OF FOREIGN STUDIES RESEARCH & BUSINESS FOUNDATION
    Inventors: Yong Ae Kim, Ji Sun Kim, Ji Ho Jeong
  • Patent number: 10131907
    Abstract: The present invention relates to agents, compositions and methods for inhibiting the expression of a target gene, comprising an RNAi agent bearing at least one galactosyl moiety. These are useful for delivering the gene expression inhibiting activity to cells, particularly hepatocytes, and more particularly in therapeutic applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: ALNYLAM PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.
    Inventors: Andrea Forst, Philipp Hadwiger, Hans-Peter Vornlocher
  • Patent number: 10117919
    Abstract: This document provides methods and materials for generating CD8? T cells having the ability to recognize cancer cells expressing a HER2/neu polypeptide. For example, methods and materials for using a polypeptide consisting of an SLAFLPESFD amino acid sequence in vivo or in vitro to generate CD8+ T cells having the ability to recognize and lyse cancer cells expressing a HER2/neu polypeptide are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research
    Inventors: Keith L. Knutson, Andrea M. Henle
  • Patent number: 10118954
    Abstract: A pharmaceutical composition with a peptide analog of apelin, and a method of treatment for various conditions are described. An exemplary embodiment is a peptide analog comprising at least residues 2-13 of SEQ ID NO: 1 and further comprising at least a substitution or modification at residue 13 of SEQ ID NO: 1. A pharmaceutical composition comprising the peptide analog of the present invention and method of treatment for diabetes, stimulating insulin release, and moderating blood glucose excursions by administering the peptide analog of the present invention to a patient in need thereof are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Univeristy of Ulster
    Inventors: Finbarr Paul Mary O'Harte, Peter Raymond Flatt
  • Patent number: 10119945
    Abstract: The objects of embodiments in the present disclosure are to provide a method capable of recovering two or more amine compounds at the same time from a gas or solution, and also to provide a method capable of analyzing the recovered amines. The amine-recovering method comprises the steps (A) and (B). In the step (A), the gas or solution is brought into contact with a solid adsorbent so that the adsorbent may retain the amines. In the step (B), the amines retained by the adsorbent in the step (A) are eluted out by use of a basic compound-containing organic solvent. The solid adsorbent has a substituent group represented by —SO3M (M is H or an alkali metal).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Hiroko Watando, Takashi Kuboki
  • Patent number: 10106796
    Abstract: Provided are 9-base morpholino antisense compounds targeted to polyCUG repeats in the 3?UTR region of dystrophia myotonica protein kinase (DMPK) mRNA, and related methods for treating myotonic dystrophy DM1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: SAREPTA THERAPEUTICS, INC.
    Inventors: Ryszard Kole, Gunnar J. Hanson
  • Patent number: 10072061
    Abstract: Fusion polypeptides comprising a TRAIL trimer and a targeting domain are disclosed. The targeting domain can be, in some embodiments, a sequence that binds MUC16, which is prevalent on some tumor cells such as pancreatic and ovarian tumor cells. A sequence that binds MUC 16 can be mesothelin or a MUC16-binding fragment thereof, such as amino acids 1-64 of mesothelin. A fusion polypeptide of the present teachings can induce apoptosis in a target cell such as a MUC16-expressing cancer cell. Also disclosed are nucleic acids encoding the fusion polypeptides, and methods of use of the fusion polypeptides and nucleic acids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Washington University
    Inventors: Dirk Spitzer, William G Hawkins
  • Patent number: 10053491
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a method for producing a peptide thioester compound, a peptide hydrazide compound, and a peptide amide compound. The present invention provides a method for producing a peptide hydrazide compound or a peptide amide compound by using a compound represented by Formula (2): wherein R1, R2, R3, and X are as defined in the specification, and using a hydrazine compound or an ammonia compound as a reaction reagent. The present invention also provides a method for producing a peptide thioester compound from the peptide hydrazide compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: AJINOMOTO CO., INC.
    Inventors: Akira Otaka, Akira Shigenaga, Masakazu Sugiyama, Hidemi Fujii
  • Patent number: 10023622
    Abstract: The invention provides monomeric and oligomeric amyloid beta peptide isomers that are resistant towards fibrillogenesis and their use as screening reagents or antigens in methods and pharmaceutical preparations for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease and other conditions related to protein misfolding. The invention further provides transgenic animals expressing modified amyloid precursor proteins or amyloid beta peptides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: ALZINOVA AB
    Inventors: Torleif Härd, Anders Sandberg
  • Patent number: 10022422
    Abstract: Novel peptidomimetic macrocycles and methods of using such macrocycles for the treatment of viral diseases are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Alleron Therapeutics, Inc.
    Inventors: Huw M. Nash, David Allen Annis
  • Patent number: 10017557
    Abstract: Insulin analog with an improved in vitro effect compared with native insulin, a nucleic acid encoding the same, an expression vector including the nucleic acid, a transformant introduced with the expression vector, a method of producing the insulin analog from the transformant, a pharmaceutical composition for treating diabetes containing the insulin analog as an active ingredient, and a method for treating diabetes using the insulin analog or the pharmaceutical composition are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: HANMI PHARM. CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jin Young Kim, Euh Lim Oh, Jong Soo Lee, Hyung Kyu Lim, In Young Choi, Se Chang Kwon
  • Patent number: 10017539
    Abstract: Melanocortin receptor-specific cyclic hexapeptides of the formula where R1, R2, R3, R4, R5, R6, R7, R8 and R9 are as defined in the claims, compositions and formulations including the hexapeptides of the foregoing formula or salts thereof, and methods of preventing, ameliorating or treating melanocortin-1 receptor-mediated or responsive diseases, indications, conditions and syndromes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Palatin Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Wei Yang, Yi-Qun Shi
  • Patent number: 10011631
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to the design and generation of stapled helical peptides that perturb protein-protein interactions (PPIs). The methods disclosed herein for preparing stapled peptides involve providing a peptide having a first amino acid that is functionalized with a salicylaldehyde ester side group and a second amino acid functionalized with a 1,2-hydroxyl amine side group; reacting the first and second amino acids to generate an N,O-benzylidene acetal moiety; and performing acidolysis of the resultant N,O-benzylidene acetal moiety to generate the stapled peptide. In many forms, the stapled helical peptides described herein are not hydrophobic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: The University of Hong Kong
    Inventors: Xuechen Li, Chi-Lung Lee, Jiaochao Xu
  • Patent number: 10000552
    Abstract: A TRAIL cell-penetrating peptide (CPPs)-like mutant MuR5 and a preparation method and the application thereof. The amino acid sequence of said mutant is SEQ ID NO: 2. The TRAIL CPPs-like mutant selectively transforms the amino acid coding sequence of No. 114-118 of the outer fragment of the TRAIL wild-type protein cell membrane from VRERG to RRRRR, i.e., mutates valine into arginine on the 114th coding sequence, glutamic acid into arginine on the 116th coding sequence and glycine into arginine on the 118th coding sequence, turning the coding sequence of N-terminal of the mutant protein into that of five arginines and making it a protein containing CPPs-like structure. Having a superior therapeutic effect on different types of tumor, the TRAIL CPPs-like mutant is a new generation of high-efficient drug for inducing tumor apoptosis of much potential.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: CHENGDU HUACHUANG BIOTECHNOLOGY CO., LTD
    Inventors: Shouchun Chen, Juan Yan, Qi Xu, Xianzhou Huang, Lijia Wei, Haiyang Hu
  • Patent number: 9993538
    Abstract: Provided are methods for inducing and maintaining protective immunity against a tumor expressing FR? in a subject, comprising the administration of one or more peptide vaccines according to a particular dosages or particular dosage regimens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Inventor: George E. Peoples
  • Patent number: 9975943
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a class of engineered polypeptides having a binding affinity for the neonatal Fc receptor (in the following referred to as FcRn), and provides an FcRn binding polypeptide comprising the sequence EX2X3X4AX6X7 EIRWLPNL X16X17X18QRX21 AFIX25X26LX28X29 (SEQ ID NO: 1075). The present disclosure also relates to the use of such an FcRn binding polypeptide as an agent for modifying pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic properties and as a therapeutic agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: AFFIBODY AB
    Inventors: Caroline Ekblad, Elin Gunneriusson, Malin Lindborg, Lars Abrahmsen, John Löblom, Torbjörn Gräslund, Johan Seijsing
  • Patent number: 9961909
    Abstract: The present invention provides a novel ?-glucosidase nucleic acid sequence, designated bgl6, and the corresponding BGL6 amino acid sequence. The invention also provides expression vectors and host cells comprising a nucleic acid sequence encoding BGL6, recombinant BGL6 proteins and methods for producing the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: DANISCO US INC.
    Inventors: Nigel Dunn-Coleman, Michael Ward
  • Patent number: 9950055
    Abstract: The invention relates to the finding that virus like particles (VLPs) can be loaded with immunostimulatory substances, in particular with DNA oligonucleotides containing non-methylated C and G (CpGs). Such CpG-VLPs are dramatically more immunogenic than their CpG-free counterparts and induce enhanced B and T cell responses. The immune response against antigens optionally coupled, fused or attached otherwise to the VLPs is similarly enhanced as the immune response against the VLP itself. In addition, the T cell responses against both the VLPs and antigens are especially directed to the Th1 type. Antigens attached to CpG-loaded VLPs may therefore be ideal vaccines for prophylactic or therapeutic vaccination against allergies, tumors and other self-molecules and chronic viral diseases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: KUROS BIOSCIENCES AG
    Inventors: Martin F. Bachmann, Tazio Storni, Patrik Maurer, Alain Tissot, Katrin Schwarz, Edwin Meijerink, Gerd Lipowsky, Paul Pumpens, Indulis Cielens, Regina Renhofa
  • Patent number: 9951368
    Abstract: The invention provides an inclusion body fusion partner to increase peptide and polypeptide production in a cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: James A. Williams, Peng Luan, Yuannan Xia, Scott Harley
  • Patent number: 9949949
    Abstract: The present invention provides novel conformationally-defined macrocyclic compounds that can function as selective modulators of the ghrelin receptor (growth hormone sceretagogue 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: June 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: Ocera Therapeutics, Inc.
    Inventors: Hamid Hoveyda, Graeme Fraser, Kamel Benakli, Eric Marsault, Mark L. Peterson
  • Patent number: 9932371
    Abstract: The present invention relates to novel amino acid sequences of peptides derived from HPV16 that are able to bind to MHC complexes of class II, and elicit an immune response. The present invention further relates to pharmaceutical products, such as vaccines and T-cells, based on said epitopes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: DEUTSCHES KREBSFORSCHUNGSZENTRUM STIFTUNG DES ÖFFENTLICHEN RECHTS
    Inventors: Agnieszka Grabowska, Angelika Riemer
  • Patent number: 9914955
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a genetically encoded FRET-based biosensor to monitor the activity of matrix metalloproteinase 9 (MMP-9). MMP-9 is an extracellular acting endopeptidase implicated in both physiological and pathological processes. A genetically encoded FRET biosensor anchored in the cellular membrane allows studying the proteolytic activity of MMP-9 with high spatiotemporal resolution at the exact region of MMP-9 action on the cell. Applicability of the biosensor, both in vitro and in vivo in living cells, has been demonstrated by ratiometric analysis of cleavage of the biosensor by a purified auto-activating mutant of MMP-9.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: Instytut Biologii Doświadczalnej im. Marcelego Nenckiego Polska Akademia Nauk
    Inventors: Michal Stawarski, Jakub Wlodarczyk, Leszek Kaczmarek
  • Patent number: 9914751
    Abstract: The invention provides natural IgM antibody inhibitors that may be used to treat various inflammatory diseases or disorders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignees: Children's Medical Center Corporation, President and Fellows of Harvard College, The Brigham and Women's Hospital, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael C. Carroll, Francis D. Moore, Jr., Herbert B. Hechtman
  • Patent number: 9902960
    Abstract: The present invention relates to antisense oligonucleotide (ASO) compositions and particularly to compositions and methods for the cytosolic delivery of antisense oligonucleotides (ASOs). Hybrid ASOs, part single-stranded and part double-stranded, are provided, hybridizing to form a double-stranded region that can non-covalently bond to nucleic-acid-binding protein regions. In this way, ASO::protein complexes may be produced that facilitate delivery of antisense DNA into target cells. Such complexes may be used to down-regulate gene expression in cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: UNIVERSITY OF GREENWICH
    Inventors: Simon Clifford Wainwright Richardson, Paul Douglas Remane Dyer, John Carlton Mitchell
  • Patent number: 9896486
    Abstract: A polypeptide with improved alkaline stability, which polypeptide comprises a mutant of a B or C domain of Staphylococcus Protein A, 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: July 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: GE Healthcare BioProcess R&D AB
    Inventors: Gustav Rodrigo, Mats Ander, Tomas Bjorkman, Goran Bauren
  • Patent number: 9890411
    Abstract: An immobilized enzymatic reactor can include a wall defining a chamber having an inlet and an outlet; a solid stationary phase covalently linked to an enzyme and disposed within the chamber; and a pressure modulator in fluid communication with the chamber and adapted to support continuous flow of a liquid sample comprising a polymer analyte through the inlet, over the solid stationary phase, and out of the outlet under a pressure between about 2,500 and 35,000 psi. In one example, the solid stationary phase includes inorganic/organic hybrid particles in an ultra performance liquid chromatography system, the enzyme is a protease, and the polymer analyte is a polypeptide. The immobilized enzymatic reactor can prepare an analyte for applications such as for hydrogen deuterium exchange mass spectrometry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: WATERS TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Joomi Ahn, Moon Chul Jung, Kevin D. Wyndham
  • Patent number: 9885714
    Abstract: The invention relates to an immunological method for detecting an extra renal active infection by JC virus in a patient candidate for a treatment with an immunosuppressive treatment or during the course of this treatment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignees: Assistance Publlque—Hopitaux de Paris, Universite Paris—Sud 11
    Inventor: Yassine Taoufik
  • Patent number: 9878003
    Abstract: A method for inhibiting cartilage degradation comprising administering to a subject a therapeutically effective amount of a polypeptide comprising or consisting of a Link_TSG6 polypeptide is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: The University of Manchester
    Inventors: Anthony Day, Caroline Milner, Sheona Patricia Drummond
  • Patent number: 9873729
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a class of engineered polypeptides having a binding affinity for the neonatal Fc receptor (in the following referred to as FcRn), and provides an FcRn binding polypeptide comprising the sequence EX2X3X4AX6X7 EIRWLPNL X16X17X18QRX21 AFIX25X26LX28X29 (SEQ ID NO: 1075). The present disclosure also relates to the use of such an FcRn binding polypeptide as an agent for modifying pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic properties and as a therapeutic agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: AFFIBODY AB
    Inventors: Caroline Ekblad, Elin Gunneriusson, Malin Lindborg, Lars Abrahmsen, John Löblom, Torbjörn Gräslund, Johan Seijsing
  • Patent number: 9872920
    Abstract: The present invention concerns methods and compositions for forming PEGylated complexes of defined stoichiometry and structure. In preferred embodiments, the PEGylated complex is formed using dock-and-lock technology, by attaching a target agent to a DDD sequence and attaching a PEG moiety to an AD sequence and allowing the DDD sequence to bind to the AD sequence in a 2:1 stoichiometry, to form PEGylated complexes with two target agents and one PEG moiety. In alternative embodiments, the target agent may be attached to the AD sequence and the PEG to the DDD sequence to form PEGylated complexes with two PEG moieties and one target agent. In more preferred embodiments, the target agent may comprise any peptide or protein of physiologic or therapeutic activity. The PEGylated complexes exhibit a significantly slower rate of clearance when injected into a subject and are of use for treatment of a wide variety of diseases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: IBC Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
    Inventors: Chien-Hsing Chang, David M. Goldenberg, William J. McBride, Edmund A. Rossi
  • Patent number: 9849190
    Abstract: A method of treating breast cancer is described, in which a peptide having cancer selective translocation function-doxoribicin conjugate is administered. The conjugate includes doxorubicin chemically linked to the N-terminus or C-terminus of a VEGF-binding protein transduction domain (VPTD) peptide represented as SEQ ID NO: 1, wherein the VPTD peptide and doxorubicin are linked to each other by a disulfide bond, and wherein the VPTD peptide binds specifically to vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) in tumor cells or tumor tissues.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignees: SNU R&DB FOUNDATION, NANO INTELLIGENT BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING CORPORATION CO, LTD.
    Inventors: Yoon Jeong Park, Chong-Pyoung Chung, Jin Sook Suh, Yoon Jung Choi
  • Patent number: 9834585
    Abstract: The invention relates to complement inhibitors that inhibit both the classical and alternative complement pathways. In particular, the invention relates to complement inhibitors derived from the salivary glands of haematophagous arthropods that inhibit both the classical and alternative complement pathways. The invention also relates to the use of the complement inhibitors in the treatment and prevention of diseases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: Volution Immuni Pharmaceuticals SA
    Inventor: Miles Andrew Nunn