Peptides With At Least One Nonpeptide Bond Other Than A Disulfide Bond Joining Two Or More Sequences Of Amino Acid Residues, E.g., Homomeric Heterodectic Peptide Other Than Cyclic Disulfide, Depsipeptides, Etc. Patents (Class 530/323)
  • Patent number: 9891225
    Abstract: Compositions and processes are provided for the robust detection of hepatitis C virus in a sample. Compositions include amino acid sequences of HCV core region including or exclusive to residues 14-31 or 50-90 of the HCV core protein. Also provided are processes of detecting HCV in a sample whereby the provided peptides are optionally used alone or in conjunction with antibodies that do not recognize the peptides so that detection is independent of seroconversion in a subject. Using the compositions and processes, HCV can be detected in a sample prior to or following seroconversion leading to robust HCV detection and diagnosis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, AS REPRESENTED BY THE SECRETARY, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
    Inventors: Yury E. Khudyakov, Anna Obriadina
  • Patent number: 9855261
    Abstract: The purpose of the present invention is to provide a polymeric compound in which a camptothecin compound and an anti-cancer effect enhancer, particularly a PARP inhibitor, are bound to a single molecule, whereby it becomes possible to reduce the toxicity to normal cells and deliver and release the two components to an affected area with high efficiency to thereby improve the pharmacological efficacy of the two components. Provided is a polymeric compound represented by general formula (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: Nippon Kayaku Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Keiichiro Yamamoto, Manami Okazaki
  • Patent number: 9649354
    Abstract: The present invention provides polypeptide inhibitors of HSP27 kinase, compositions thereof, and methods for using such polypeptides and compositions for various therapeutic uses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: Purdue Research Foundation
    Inventors: Alyssa Panitch, Brandon Seal, Brian P. Ward
  • Patent number: 9486535
    Abstract: The invention provides methods for attaching drugs, dyes or radiolabels to bis-MTX. This method can be used to prepare bis-MTX analogs that can be used to deliver agents, such as nanoparticles, drugs, dyes or radiolabels, to cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: TYCHON BIOSCIENCE, LLC
    Inventors: Carston R. Wagner, Jae Chul Lee, Sidath C. Kumarapperuma
  • Patent number: 9446121
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a recombinant polypeptide capable of binding to IgE from subjects allergic to venom of an insect from the order Hymenoptera having a homology of more than 70% to the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 2, which is the honey bee allergen Api m3 (acid phosphatase). The invention further relates to nucleic acid encoding the polypeptide, expression vectors, host cells and methods of preparing the polypeptide, as well as diagnostic and pharmaceutical uses thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: PLS-DESIGN GMBH
    Inventor: Thomas Grunwald
  • Patent number: 9422341
    Abstract: The purpose of the present invention is to provide a novel method for producing cereulide and a derivative thereof; an intermediate for cereulide; and a novel cereulide derivative. A novel didepsipeptide, a novel tetradepsipeptide, a novel octadepsipeptide and a novel dodecadepsipeptide are prepared. A linear precursor of cereulide or a derivative thereof, which is composed of any one of the novel depsipeptides, is cyclized by forming an intramolecular amide bond.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignees: Stella Pharma Corporation, Osaka Prefecture University Public Corporation
    Inventors: Mitsunori Kirihata, Kohki Uehara
  • Patent number: 9376547
    Abstract: The objective of the present invention is to provide a method for producing a polymer of a monomer having a vinyl group while reducing a residual amount of a surfactant within the polymer as the target compound and waste water. The method for producing a polymer according to the present invention is characterized in comprising the step of polymerizing a monomer having a vinyl group in an aqueous medium in the presence of a surfactin salt, which is a natural peptide surfactant, and a polymerization initiator, wherein a ratio of the surfactin salt (I) to 100 parts by mass of the monomer is not less than 0.0005 parts by mass and less than 0.1 parts by mass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: KANEKA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Koji Noda, Ryohei Ishimaru, Satohiro Yanagisawa, Masashi Izumida
  • Patent number: 9345742
    Abstract: The present invention relates to compounds of the formula (I) and in particular medicaments comprising at least one compound of the formula (I) for use in the treatment and/or prophylaxis of physiological and/or pathophysiological states in the triggering of which cathepsin D is involved, in particular for use in the treatment and/or prophylaxis of arthrosis, traumatic cartilage injuries, arthritis, pain, allodynia or hyperalgesia.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: MERCK PATENT GMBH
    Inventors: Markus Klein, Christos Tsaklakidis, Hans Guehring, Brigitta Leuthner
  • Patent number: 9333232
    Abstract: The present invention relates to polyamide compositions and therapies for treating cells infected with papilloma virus (PV).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignees: NanoVir LLC, THE CURATORS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI
    Inventors: James K. Bashkin, Terri Grace Edwards, Christopher Fisher, Kevin J. Koeller
  • Publication number: 20150141615
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method or process for the chemical manufacture of depsipeptides of the formula I employing an aldehyde acetal intermediate, wherein the symbols have the meaning defined in the description, to new intermediates and their manufacture, as well as related invention embodiments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2015
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Applicant: NOVARTIS AG
    Inventors: Murat ACEMOGLU, Heribert HELLSTERN, Bernard RISS, Christian SPRECHER
  • Publication number: 20150133367
    Abstract: The present invention includes a novel class of highly specific protease inhibitors. In one embodiment, the inhibitors of the invention are ?-helical in structure. In another embodiment, the present invention represents the first demonstration of a highly specific cysteine protease inhibitor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2013
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventor: Doron C. Greenbaum
  • Patent number: 9029501
    Abstract: Disclosed embodiments concern a method for making substantial quantities of desired macrocycles. Disclosed ring closing reactions make the macrocycle with desired olefin geometry in excellent yield and E/Z ratio. Particular embodiments of the current method concern intermediates that are obtained from commercially available starting materials in a small number of steps, thereby illustrating the commercial importance and applicability of the disclosed method. The macrocycle produced by the ring closing reaction can be further derivatized to provide analogs of the macrocyclic compounds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Rigel Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
    Inventors: Thilo J. Heckrodt, Rajinder Singh
  • Publication number: 20150126707
    Abstract: A method for the synthesis of daptomycin or a daptomycin analogue is carried out on a resin to form a linear precursor followed by a serine ligation macrocyclization in solution. Daptomycin analogues can differ from daptomycin by substitution of amino acids residues and/or deletion or addition of amino acid residues. Daptomycin analogues can include a different fatty acid in the side arm of the daptomycin analogue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2013
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Applicant: THE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG
    Inventors: Xuechen Li, Hiu Yung Lam
  • Publication number: 20150119319
    Abstract: The present invention relates to novel fluorinated macrocyclic compounds and methods of treating a hepatitis C infection in a subject in need of such therapy with said macrocyclic compounds. The present invention further relates to pharmaceutical compositions comprising the compounds of the present invention, or pharmaceutically acceptable salts, esters, or prodrugs thereof, in combination with a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier or excipient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 2, 2015
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventors: Keith F. McDaniel, Hui-Ju Chen, Ming Yeung, Timothy Middleton, Liangjun Lu, Kevin Kurtz
  • Publication number: 20150093758
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are novel synthetic prostate specific antigen (PSA)-targeted capture agents that specifically bind PSA. In certain embodiments, these PSA capture agents are biligand or triligand capture agents containing two or three target-binding moieties, respectively.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventors: James R. Heath, Heather Dawn Agnew, Suresh Mark Pitram
  • Publication number: 20150080292
    Abstract: This invention provides new cyclic lipopeptide antibiotic Locillomycin (Locillomycin-A, Locillomycin-B, Locillomycin-C) that display very strong antifungal, antibacterial, antivirus activities in a variety of contexts in vitro; methods of making and using the compounds, wherein Locillomycin-A, Locillomycin-B and Locillomycin-C are derived and purified from the culture of Bacillus subtilis Bs916.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventor: Chuping Luo
  • Patent number: 8980830
    Abstract: Glucagon analogs are disclosed that exhibit both glucagon antagonist and GLP-1 agonist activity. In one embodiment, the glucagon antagonist/GLP-1 agonist comprises a modified amino acid sequence of native glucagon, in which the first one to five N-terminal amino acids of native glucagon is deleted and in which the alpha helix is stabilized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Indiana University Research and Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Richard D. Dimarchi, Bin Yang, Chenguang Ouyang
  • Publication number: 20150071918
    Abstract: The invention relates to novel cyclic compounds (cyclic peptides), linkers useful as beta-turn promoters in cyclic peptides, and methods for treatment of malignant cells in vitro or in vivo using one or more linear and cyclic peptides. The peptides can act as integrin interaction inhibitors and may be used in the treatment of cancers as monotherapies or in combination with other anti-cancer agents, such as proteasome inhibitors, inhibitors of autophagy, alkylating agents, MEK inhibitors, FAK/PYK2 inhibitors, and EGFR inhibitors. The invention further concerns a method of predicting the binding of a cyclic or linear HYD1 peptide to a cancer cell by assessing overexpression of biomarkers such as CD44, VLA-4 integrin, basigin, CD138 (syndecan 1), NCAM, ICAM1, ICAM3, and CD59.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2013
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventors: Mark McLaughlin, Lori Hazlehurst, Priyesh Jain, Michael F. Emmons, Anthony W. Gebhard, Rajesh R. Nair
  • Publication number: 20150073121
    Abstract: The purpose of the present invention is to provide a cross-linked peptide containing a novel non-peptide cross-linked structure, and a method for synthesizing the same. A cross-linked peptide having a novel non-peptide cross-linked structure, a useful intermediate for synthesizing the cross-linked peptide, and a method for synthesizing the novel cross-linked peptide and the intermediate are provided. The cross-linked peptide is characterized by having an —NR— bond in the cross-linked structure. By using the method for synthesizing the cross-linked peptide, a cross-link can be freely designed and an change can be freely made to a cross-link.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2013
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Applicant: JITSUBO Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yusuke Kono, Shuji Fujita, Hideaki Suzuki, Mari Okumoto, Takashi Nakae, Kazuhiro Chiba
  • Patent number: 8975232
    Abstract: The present invention provides macrocyclic compounds of Formula (I): pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof; and pharmaceutical compositions thereof, wherein R1, R2, R3, R4, RE, RF, RG, RH, RI, f, g, h, n, and m are as defined herein. The present invention further provides methods of synthesizing these macrocyclic compounds, and methods of their use and treatment. Certain aspects of the present invention relate to modulation of kinase activity, and in the treatment of kinase-associated diseases or disorders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: President and Fellows of Harvard College
    Inventors: David R. Liu, Ralph E. Kleiner
  • Patent number: 8975079
    Abstract: Provided herein are biodegradable copolymers and nanoplex delivery systems comprising the same and a cargo molecule, such as a nucleic acid, a polynucleotide or other biomolecule. The biodegradable copolymers may comprise a reducible polymer linearly modified with lysine, such as a linear lysine-modified N,N?-cystamine bisacrylamide. The biodegradable copolymers also may be conjugated to a sequestering moiety, such as dietheylamine. The biodegradable copolymers also may comprise one or both of a targeting moiety and one or more moieties to facilitate endosomal escape. Also provided are methods for treating a pathophysiological condition and for increasing biocompatibility of a polymeric delivery system upon delivery to a subject using the biodegradable copolymers and nanoplexes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: University of Houston System
    Inventor: Malavosklish Bikram
  • Patent number: 8961592
    Abstract: At least some embodiments of the invention relates to an implant having a coating that contains or is composed of a functionalized RGD peptidomimetic RGD-P1 having the formula (1) and/or a functionalized RGD peptidomimetic RGD-P2 having the formula (2), and an associated manufacturing method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Biotronik AG
    Inventors: Alexander Borck, Matthias Gratz, Horst Kessler, Michael Joner, Florian Rechenmacher, Stefanie Neubauer
  • Publication number: 20150051155
    Abstract: Provided herein are peptidomimetic macrocycles containing amino acid sequences with at least two modified amino acids that form an intramolecular cross-link that can help to stabilize a secondary structure of the amino acid sequence. Suitable sequences for stabilization include those with homology to the p53 protein. These sequences can bind to the MDM2 and/or MDMX proteins. Also provided herein are methods of using such macrocycles for the treatment of diseases and disorders, such as cancers or other disorders characterized by a low level or low activity of a p53 protein or high level of activity of a MDM2 and/or MDMX protein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2014
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Inventors: Vincent GUERLAVAIS, Carl ELKIN, Huw M. NASH, Tomi K. SAWYER, Bradford J. GRAVES, Eric FEYFANT
  • Patent number: 8957022
    Abstract: The present invention provides a multimeric form of a Tie 2 binding peptide monomer, wherein the multimeric form has Tie 2 agonist activity. The multimeric form, preferably a tetramer, stimulates angiogenesis and promotes wound healing. The present invention also features pharmaceutical compositions comprising the multimeric Tie 2 agonists, including those suitable for topical or systemic administration. Methods of using the multimeric Tie 2 agonists of the invention for stimulating angiogenesis and for promoting healing of wounds, such as diabetic ulcers or skin grafts, are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
    Inventors: Paul Van Slyke, Daniel Dumont
  • Publication number: 20150045286
    Abstract: Arylomycin analogs are provided, wherein the analogs can have broad spectrum bioactivity. Resistance to the antibiotic bioactivity of natural product arylomycin in a range of pathogenic bacterial species has been found to depend upon single amino acid mutations at defined positions of bacterial Signal Peptidases (SPases), wherein the presence of a proline residue confers arylomycin resistance. Arylomycin analogs are provided herein that can overcome that resistance and provide for a broader spectrum of antibiotic bioactivity than can natural product arylomycins such as arylomycin A2. Methods for determining if a bacterial strain is susceptible to narrow spectrum arylomycin antibiotics, or if a broad spectrum analog is required for treatment, is provided. Pharmaceutical compositions and methods of treatment of bacterial infections, and methods of synthesis of arylomycin analogs, are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventors: Floyd E. Romesberg, Peter A. Smith, Tucker C. Roberts
  • Patent number: 8906848
    Abstract: In general, the invention relates to methods of synthesizing AbA derivatives that are useful for treating infection and amenable to further chemical elaboration. These novel methods are scalable for industrial production and employ safer, simpler, and more efficient process conditions. Furthermore, the invention also provides novel compounds and intermediates useful for implementing the methods described herein and/or for the treatment of infection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: AureoGen Biosciences, inc.
    Inventors: Peter Wuts, Ake P. Elhammer
  • Patent number: 8906382
    Abstract: The invention relates to methods for treating human amyloid disease by administration of modified A? peptide immunogens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: New York University
    Inventors: Thomas Wisniewski, Fernando R. Goni
  • Patent number: 8907053
    Abstract: The present invention provides immunosuppression compounds capable of inhibiting the programmed cell death 1 (PD1) signalling pathway. The present invention further provides peptide based compositions for treatment of cancer or treatment of infections via immunopotentiation caused by inhibition of immunosuppressive signaling induced by PD-1, PD-L1, or PD-L2 and therapies using them, immunopotentiative substrates included as the active ingredient. Further, the invention provides an application of the compositions containing the peptide moieties for preventive and/or therapeutic agents for cancer, cancer metastasis, immunodeficiency, an infectious disease or the like and an application of peptide moieties as a testing or diagnostic agent or a research agent for such a disease.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Aurigene Discovery Technologies Limited
    Inventors: Pottayil Govindan Nair Sasikumar, Muralidhara Ramachandra
  • Publication number: 20140350217
    Abstract: The invention relates to methods for effecting qualitative and quantitative changes in the functional moieties expressed at the surface of cells and multi-cellular structures, and functional lipid constructs for use in such methods. In particular, the invention relates to functional lipid constructs and their use in diagnostic and therapeutic applications, including serodiagnosis, where the functional moiety is a carbohydrate, peptide, chemically reactive group, conjugator or fluorophore.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2014
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Applicant: KODE Biotech Limited
    Inventors: Nicolai Vladimirovich Bovin, Stephen Micheal Henry, Igor Leonidovich Rodionov, Cristina-Simona Weinberg, Alexander Borisovich Tuzikov
  • Patent number: 8889836
    Abstract: The present invention is method for non-covalently immobilizing an infectious prion protein using a magnetic substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Trustees of Dartmouth College
    Inventors: Surachai Supattapone, Michael B. Miller
  • Publication number: 20140336134
    Abstract: A compound of Formula I or a salt thereof, methods for the preparation thereof, and related methods and compositions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2014
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Applicant: Pharmascience Inc.
    Inventors: Alain Boudreault, James Jaquith, Patrick Bureau, John W. Gillard, Alain Laurent
  • Publication number: 20140336132
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides solid forms of a compound of formula I. In some embodiments, the present disclosure provides crystalline forms of Compound I. In some embodiments, the present disclosure provides solvate forms of Compound I. In some embodiments, the present disclosure provides amorphous Compound I.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2014
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Inventors: Jason HANKO, David Alan ENGERS, Eric HAGEN, Valelriya SMOLENSKAYA, Jeffrey Scott STULTS
  • Patent number: 8865648
    Abstract: Methods are disclosed for determining progression of a condition, onset of a condition, or efficacy of treatment of a condition characterized by an adipocyte imbalance in a patient. In addition, methods are disclosed of treating diabetes, abnormal adipocyte activity, and insulin resistance using monomeric, homodimeric, and heterodimeric forms of certain C-terminal fragments of adiponectin receptor. In addition, methods of treating abnormal adipocyte activity, treating metabolic syndrome, causing insulin secretion, increasing insulin levels, inhibiting insulin degradation enzyme, treating Alzheimer's disease, treating cardiovascular disease associated with adiponectin levels, inhibiting ADAM-17 enzyme, inhibiting a protease, treating a condition associated with TNF-alpha, and treating a condition associated with HER2-neu are disclosed. Compositions, dosage forms, and kits are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics Inc.
    Inventors: Michael J. Pugia, Rui Ma
  • Publication number: 20140296131
    Abstract: The invention relates to truncated GLP-1 analogues, in particular a GLP-1 analogue which is a modified GLP-1(7-35) (SEQ ID No 1) having: i) a total of 2, 3, 4, 5 6, 7, 8, or 9 amino acid substitutions as compared to GLP-1(7-35), including a) a Glu residue at a position equivalent to position 22 of GLP-1(7-35), and b) an Arg residue at a position equivalent to position 26 of GLP-1(7-35); as well as derivatives thereof, and therapeutic uses and compositions. These analogues and derivatives are highly potent, have a good binding affinity to the GLP-1 receptor, also to the extracellular domain of the GLP-1 receptor, which is of potential relevance achieving long-acting, stable GLP-1 compounds with a potential for once weekly administration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: NOVO NORDISK A/S
    Inventors: Jane Spetzler, Lauge Schaeffer, Jesper Lau, Janos T. Kodra, Kjeld Madsen, Patrick W. Garibay, Jacob Kofoed, Steffen Reedtz-Runge, Henning Thoegersen, Ingrid Pettersson
  • Publication number: 20140290970
    Abstract: The objective of the present invention is to provide an extinguishing agent which has excellent fire-extinguishing property and which exhibits high safety to the environment and human body. The fire extinguishing agent of the present invention is characterized in comprising a biosurfactant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2012
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: KANEKA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masashi Izumida, Satohiro Yanagisawa, Yasuyoshi Ueda
  • Publication number: 20140296478
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to the field of candidate drug testing and drug development. Described are methods for providing a compound composed of at least one molecule attached via at least two linkages to a molecular scaffold, the method comprising providing a scaffold comprising at least a first and a second reactive group; providing at least one molecule able to react with the at least first and second reactive group; and contacting the scaffold with at least one molecule to form at least two linkages between the scaffold and the molecule in a coupling reaction, wherein the formation of a linkage accelerates the formation of a consecutive linkage. The coupling reaction may be performed in solution, such as an aqueous solution. Furthermore, described is a method for selecting a candidate drug compound comprising providing a library of the compounds and determining the binding of a target molecule to the compounds.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: PEPSCAN SYSTEMS B.V.
    Inventors: Peter TIMMERMAN, Joris BELD, Robbert H. MELOEN, Wouter C. PUIJK
  • Publication number: 20140294901
    Abstract: The invention relates to disulfide-rich dimer molecules which inhibit binding of ?4?7 to the mucosal addressin cell adhesion molecule (MAdCAM) in vivo, and show high selectivity against ?4?1 binding.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: Protagonist Therapeutics, Inc.
    Inventors: Ashok Bhandari, Dinesh V. Patel, Larry C. Mattheakis
  • Publication number: 20140294763
    Abstract: The present invention relates to peptidomimetic compounds useful as protease inhibitors, particularly as serine protease inhibitors and more particularly as hepatitis C NS3 protease inhibitors; intermediates thereto; their preparation including novel steroselective processes to intermediates. The invention is also directed to pharmaceutical compositions and to methods for using the compounds for inhibiting HCV protease or treating a patient suffering from an HCV infection or physiological condition related to the infection. Also provided are pharmaceutical combinations comprising, in addition to one or more HCV serine protease inhibitors, one or more interferons exhibiting anti-HCV activity and/or one or more compounds having anti HCV activity and a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier, and methods for treating or preventing a HCV infection in a patient using the compositions. The present invention is also directed to a kit or pharmaceutical pack for treating or preventing HCV infection in a patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Inventors: Robert Edward Babine, Shu Hui Chen, Ivan Collado-Cano, Maria Cristina Garcia Paredes, John Irvin Glass, Ling Jin, Jason Eric Lamar, Raymond Samuel Parker, III, Nancy June Snyder, Xicheng David Sun, Deqi Guo, Yvonne Yee Mai Yip, May Q. Wang, Victor Frantz, Mark Joseph Tebbe, Robert B. Perni, Luc J. Farmer
  • Publication number: 20140296164
    Abstract: The present invention describes peptide drugs that inhibit the interaction between CAL and CFTR, and other proteins in cystic fibrosis and other diseases. These invented drugs have been chemically optimized to impart solubility, stability, cell permeability, mucus penetration, intracellular targeting and sequestration, increased potency and non-immunogenicity, while conserving and imparting efficacy. This renders these compositions suitable for human use, which is exemplified by use in the treatment of cystic fibrosis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: CALISTA THERAPEUTICS, INC.
    Inventors: Andrew Peter Mallon, Alvin C. Bach, II
  • Patent number: 8841413
    Abstract: The present invention provides novel peptidomimetics, of formula (I), which primarily act as glucose dependent insulin secretagogues. Furthermore, it was found that these peptidomimetics showed glucagon receptor antagonistic activity, along with the GLP-1 receptor agonistic activity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: Cadila Healthcare Limited
    Inventors: Rajesh H. Bahekar, Braj Bhushan Lohray, Vidya Bhushan Lohray, Mukul R. Jain, Kaushik M. Banerjee, Pankaj Ramanbhai Patel
  • Patent number: 8828401
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to cytotoxic pentapeptides, to antibody drug conjugates thereof, and to methods for using the same to treat cancer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Pfizer Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew David Doroski, Andreas Maderna, Christopher John O'Donnell, Chakrapani Subramanyam, Beth Vetelino, Russell George Dushin, Pavel Strop, Edmund Idris Graziani
  • Publication number: 20140222134
    Abstract: At least some embodiments of the invention relates to an implant having a coating that contains or is composed of a functionalized RGD peptidomimetic RGD-P1 having the formula (1) and/or a functionalized RGD peptidomimetic RGD-P2 having the formula (2), and an associated manufacturing method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2014
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicant: BIOTRONIK AG
    Inventors: Alexander Borck, Matthias Gratz, Horst Kessler, Michael Joner, Florian Rechenmacher, Stefanie Neubauer
  • Patent number: 8796212
    Abstract: A composition comprising a synthetic growth factor analog comprising a non-growth factor heparin binding region, a linker and a sequence that binds specifically to a cell surface receptor and an osteoconductive material where the synthetic growth factor analog is attached to and can be released from the osteoconductive material and is an amplifier/co-activator of osteoinduction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: BioSurface Engineering Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul O. Zamora, Brent Lee Atkinson, Xinhua Lin, Louis A. Pena
  • Publication number: 20140213515
    Abstract: Macrocyclic compounds that specifically inhibit insulin degrading enzyme (IDE) are provided. Pharmaceutically acceptable salts, solvates, hydrates, stereoisomers, polymorphs, tautomers, isotopically enriched forms, and prodrugs of the macrocyclic IDE inhibitors are also described. Pharmaceutical compositions are also provided. In vivo and in vitro methods of using the IDE inhibitor, and pharmaceutical compositions comprising the IDE inhibitor, for example, for the inhibition of IDE in a subject exhibiting aberrant IDE activity, impaired insulin signaling, or insulin resistance, for example, a subject having diabetes, are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2012
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Applicant: President and Fellows of Harvard College
    Inventors: David R. Liu, Juan Pablo Maianti, Alan Saghatelian, Ralph E. Kleiner
  • Publication number: 20140206019
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a method of assaying Fc-function in an immunoglobulin containing sample by contacting the sample, in the presence of a complement, with red blood cells modified to incorporate a F-S-L peptide-lipid construct. The F-S-L peptide construct comprises a functional group (F) that is a target antigen for a complement activating immunoglobulin, a spacer group (S) covalently linking F to L and a lipid group (L). The present invention further discloses a specific construct, DOPE-Ad-CMG(2)-hCMV2 where the F group is an antigen of cytomegalovirus, that is used in assaying the Fc function of an intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2012
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Applicant: Kode Biotech Limited
    Inventors: Stephen Micheal Henry, Venkata Sarvani Komarraju
  • Patent number: 8784830
    Abstract: In order to provide an effective vaccine against infection with Propionibacterium acnes, the present invention provides a peptide which is a peptide consisting of a specific amino acid sequence or a peptide consisting of an amino acid sequence derived from the specific amino acid sequence by deletion, substitution, insertion, or addition of one or more amino acids, the peptide suppressing, by immune response, inflammation caused by infection with Propionibacterium acnes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Inventors: Kenichiro Hasumi, Mikio Kuraya
  • Publication number: 20140200186
    Abstract: A method of inhibiting a binding event between a target protein and a binding protein, comprising administering to a cell in vitro an effective amount of a non-naturally occurring bifunctional inhibitor molecule including (a) protein binding moiety, and (b) an effector region, wherein the protein binding moiety binds to a blocking protein, and wherein the effector region binds to the target protein in order to bind the target protein and the blocking protein and prevent access of the binding protein to the target protein. This abstract is intended as a scanning tool for purposes of searching in the particular art and is not intended to be limiting of the present invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2012
    Publication date: July 17, 2014
    Inventors: Roger Briesewitz, Dehua Pei, Xianghong Wu
  • Publication number: 20140199334
    Abstract: The present invention provides Immunosuppressive compounds capable of inhibiting the programmed cell death 1 (PD1) signalling pathway. The present invention further provides peptide based compositions for treatment of cancer or treatment of infections via immunopotentiation caused by inhibition of immunosuppressive signalling induced by PD-1, PD-L1, or PD-L2 and therapies using them, immunopotentiative substrates included as the active ingredient. Further, the invention provides pharmaceutical compositions comprising the Immunosuppressive peptide compounds or modified peptide moieties for preventive and/or therapeutic agents for cancer, cancer metastasis, immunodeficiency, an infectious disease or the like and an application of PD-1 or PD-L1 as a testing or diagnostic agent or a research agent for such a disease.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2011
    Publication date: July 17, 2014
    Applicant: Aurigene Discovery Technologies Limited
    Inventors: Pottayil G. N. Sasikumar, Muralidhara Ramachandra, Suresh Kumar Vadlamani, K. Rajeev Shrimali, Krishnaprasad Subbarao
  • Publication number: 20140194350
    Abstract: The present invention discloses compounds of Formula I or pharmaceutically acceptable salts, esters, or prodrugs thereof: which inhibit serine protease activity, particularly the activity of hepatitis C virus (HCV) NS3-NS4A protease. Consequently, the compounds of the present invention interfere with the life cycle of the hepatitis C virus and are also useful as antiviral agents. The present invention further relates to pharmaceutical compositions comprising the aforementioned compounds for administration to a subject suffering from HCV infection. The invention also relates to methods of treating an HCV infection in a subject by administering a pharmaceutical composition comprising the compounds of the present invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 2, 2014
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Applicant: Enanta Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
    Inventors: Yat Sun Or, Jun Ma, Guoqiang Wang, Jiang Long, Bin Wang
  • Patent number: 8765907
    Abstract: The invention relates to a compound of the general structure (I), where R is a hydrogen atom (II) or an unsubstituted, monosubstituted or polysubstituted C1-C20-alkyl, wherein the alkyl is straight, branched, cyclic and/or partially unsaturated, or an unsubstituted, monosubstituted or polysubstituted phenyl group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Geomar Helmholtz-Zentrum fur Ozeanforschung Kiel
    Inventors: Johannes Imhoff, Inga Knopf-Kajahn, Gerhard Lang, Jutta Wiese, Arne Peters