15 To 23 Amino Acid Residues In Defined Sequence Patents (Class 530/326)
  • Publication number: 20150133342
    Abstract: The present invention relates to mass spectrometry methods employing multiple reaction monitoring (MRM) in the field of cancer therapeutics, specifically prostate cancer and melanoma.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2013
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventors: Sun W. Tam, Ying Xu, Patrick J. Muraca
  • Publication number: 20150132355
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to tissue differentiation factor (TDF) analogs. More specifically, the invention relates to structure-based methods and compositions useful in designing, identifying, and producing molecules which act as functional modulators of TDF-like receptors. The invention further relates to methods of detecting, preventing, and treating TDF-associated disorders.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2014
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventors: William D. Carlson, Peter C. Keck, Michael Sworin, Dattatreyamurty Bosukonda
  • Publication number: 20150133633
    Abstract: This invention provides novel methods of stabilizing peptides and peptides so stabilized. In certain embodiments the methods involve providing a peptide containing at least two S bearing residues within the peptide; and reacting the peptide with a di-halogen-aryl-compounds to form a bis(thioether)-aryl-bridge between said two residues.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2013
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventors: Piotr Pawel Ruchala, Ewa Dorota Micewicz
  • Publication number: 20150133632
    Abstract: Disclosed are novel peptides that are useful, for example, for detecting target proteins having a ?-sheet secondary structure which may be associated with a disease, and for diagnosing and treating such a disease. Related methods and kits also are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2014
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Applicant: Adlyfe, Inc.
    Inventors: D. Roxanne Duan, Jonathan R. Moll, Alan Rudolph, Renee Wegrzyn
  • Patent number: 9029321
    Abstract: Methods and compositions are presented for use in diagnostic, imaging or targeting of therapeutic agents to treat obesity/adiposity-associated disorders, where such as compositions and methods identify and use peptides to selectively target adipose tissue stromal cells in mammals, both in vitro and in vivo.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Board of Regents of the University of Texas
    Inventors: Mikhail G. Kolonin, Alexes Daquinag, Yan Zhang
  • Publication number: 20150125503
    Abstract: The invention provides improvements of lantibiotics useful for reducing the numbers of microbes or the reproduction of microbes in or on subjects or objects. One embodiment of the invention provides variants of antibiotics wherein the amino acid at position (1) is changed to Ile or Gly, the amino acid at position (4) is changed to an Ala, the amino acid at position (4) is removed, the amino acid at position (5) is changed to an Ala, or wherein, as in the case of MU1140, the amino acid at position (13) is Arg, the Arg at position (13) is substituted with Asp, or combinations of two or more these changes or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2013
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventors: Jeffrey D. Hillman, James Leif Smith, Shawanda R. Wilson-Stanford
  • Publication number: 20150125477
    Abstract: The present invention relates to peptides, 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 cytotoxic T cell (CTL) peptide epitopes, alone or in combination with other tumor-associated peptides that serve as active pharmaceutical ingredients of vaccine compositions that stimulate anti-tumor immune responses. The present invention relates to peptide sequences and their variants derived from HLA class I and class II molecules of human tumor cells that can be used in vaccine compositions for eliciting anti-tumor immune responses.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2014
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventors: Sabrina KUTTRUFF-COQUI, Toni WEINSCHENK, Jens FRITSCHE, Steffen WALTER, Norbert HILF, Oliver SCHOOR, Colette SONG, Harpreet SINGH
  • Publication number: 20150126448
    Abstract: The invention provides methods and compositions for modulating the HGF/c-met signaling pathway, in particular by regulating binding of HGF ? chain to c-met.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2014
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Applicant: GENENTECH, INC.
    Inventors: Daniel K. Kirchhofer, Robert A. Lazarus, Xiaoyi Yao
  • Publication number: 20150125896
    Abstract: Cell binding peptides are provided for binding to cells including urothelial and thyroid follicular cells. The peptides are useful for detection and diagnosis of cancer including bladder and thyroid cancer. A device and method for using the device for capturing cells is provided, the device includes a support having attached cell binding peptide. The support can be a slide and the device can be used for detection and diagnosis of cancer including bladder and thyroid cancer. A kit is provided with instructions for capturing cells and a support with attached cell binding peptide for detection and diagnosis of bladder and thyroid cancer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2014
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventors: William David Culp, Martyn Kerry Darby, Dalia Isolda Juzumiene, Magdalena Krajewska, Natalia Lygina, Juhua Morrison, Shrikumar Ambujakshan Nair, William Bourchier Siesser, Danuta Wronska
  • Publication number: 20150125479
    Abstract: The present invention relates to novel respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) F peptides and compositions comprising them. The present invention also relates to methods of evaluating anti-RSV antibody binding to F peptides. The present invention also relates to antibodies that immunospecifically bind to an F peptide of the present invention. The invention further provides methods and protocols for the administration of F peptides and/or antibodies that immunospecifically bind to F peptides for the prevention, neutralization, treatment of RSV infection. Additionally, the methods of the invention may be useful for the treatment, prevention and the amelioration of symptoms associated with RSV infection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2014
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Applicant: MEDIMMUNE, LLC
    Inventors: Josephine McAuliffe, Frances Palmer-Hill, Qing Zhu, JoAnn Suzich
  • Publication number: 20150126450
    Abstract: Novel peptoid oligomers are disclosed that have a formula represented by the following formula Ia or Ib: The peptoid oligomers are prepared as modulators of androgen receptor (AR), and may be prepared as pharmaceutical compositions and used for the prevention or treatment of a variety of conditions in mammals, including humans, associated with unwanted or aberrant AR activity. The present peptoid oligomers are particularly valuable for the treatment of subjects with cancer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2013
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventors: Kent Kirshenbaum, Paul Michael Levine, Michael John Garabedian
  • Publication number: 20150125885
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a RTN4B-related polypeptide, a monoclonal antibody thereof, a monoclonal antibody-producing hybridoma cell strain, and, preparation and applications thereof The RTN4B polypeptide comprises an amino acid sequence presented by SEQ ID NO: 1. The invention further discloses a monoclonal antibody, a hybridoma cell strain to produce the monoclonal antibody prepared by the RTN4B polypeptide, and the related application in the treatment or prevention of tumors thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2013
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventors: Long Yu, Guoqing Ji, Dingding Han, Yanhua Wu, Lisha Tang
  • Publication number: 20150126441
    Abstract: Nutritive proteins comprising no phenylalanine (Phe) are provided. In some embodiments the nutritive proteins comprise at least one of a level of a) a ratio of branch chain amino acid residues to total amino acid residues present in the nutritive protein equal to or greater than the ratio of branch chain amino acid residues to total amino acid residues present in a benchmark protein; b) a ratio of leucine residues to total amino acid residues present in the nutritive protein equal to or greater than the ratio of leucine residues to total amino acid residues present in a benchmark protein; and c) a ratio of essential amino acid residues to total amino acid residues present in the nutritive protein equal to or greater than the ratio of essential amino acid residues to total amino acid residues present a benchmark protein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventors: David Arthur Berry, Brett Adam Bohigian, Nathaniel W. Silver, Michael J. Hamill, Geoffrey von Maltzahn, John F. Kramarczyk, Rajeev Chillakuru
  • Publication number: 20150125476
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an isolated immunogenic peptide chimera comprising a first peptide moiety comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 1, or at least a contiguous 5 amino acid fragment thereof, a second peptide moiety comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 2, or at least a contiguous 5 amino acid fragment thereof, and a linker joining the first and second peptide moieties, wherein the first peptide moiety is at the immunogenic peptide chimera's N-terminus and the second peptide moiety is at the immunogenic peptide chimera's C-terminus. Also disclosed is an immunogenic peptide including the amino acid sequence corresponding to SEQ ID NO: 6, or at least a contiguous 5 amino acid fragment thereof, having a length sufficient to form ?-hairpin structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2014
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Applicant: NEW YORK UNIVERSITY
    Inventor: Timothy CARDOZO
  • Publication number: 20150125515
    Abstract: The present invention relates to synthetic lung surfactant compositions that include a novel surface active peptide and a phospholipid, including phospholipase-resistant phospho-glycerol derivatives, phospholipase-resistant phospho-choline derivatives, naturally occurring phospholipids, or a combination thereof. Uses of the surfactant compositions of the present invention to treat endogenous surfactant dysfunctional or deficient lung tissue and to deliver therapeutic agents are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2013
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Applicant: UNIVERSITY OF ROCHESTER
    Inventors: Robert H. Notter, Alan J. Waring, Frans J. Walther, Larry M. Gordon, Zhengdong Wang
  • Publication number: 20150125478
    Abstract: The present invention relates to peptides, 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 cytotoxic T cell (CTL) peptide epitopes, alone or in combination with other tumor-associated peptides that serve as active pharmaceutical ingredients of vaccine compositions that stimulate anti-tumor immune responses. The present invention relates to 30 peptide sequences and their variants derived from HLA class I and class II molecules of human tumor cells that can be used in vaccine compositions for eliciting anti-tumor immune responses.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2014
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventors: Toni WEINSCHENK, Oliver SCHOOR, Claudia TRAUTWEIN, Norbert HILF, Steffan WALTER, Harpreet SINGH
  • Patent number: 9023957
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to processes and methods of peptide and protein synthesis. The present invention also relates to specific compounds for use in such processes and methods. It is shown herein that peptides with a C-terminal tertiary N,N-bis(2-mercaptoethyl)-amide (BMEA) undergo N-to-S acyl transfer at weakly acidic pH to form a transient thioester which can be captured for direct ligation with a cysteinyl peptide. These C-terminal BMEA peptides are easily prepared with standard Fmoc solid-phase synthesis protocols, thus giving a very convenient access to the thioester components for native chemical ligation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Nanyang Technological University
    Inventor: Chuan Fa Liu
  • Patent number: 9023800
    Abstract: Isolated DJ-1 related peptides are disclosed and pharmaceutical compositions comprising same for treating oxidative stress-related disorder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Ramot at Tel-Aviv University Ltd.
    Inventors: Daniel Offen, Nirit Lev, Eldad Melamed
  • Patent number: 9023806
    Abstract: The invention concerns a peptide derived from intermediate filaments and an intermediate filament fragment capable of altering tubulin polymerization and used for inhibiting cell proliferation, and more particularly for obtaining medicines designed to prevent or treat diseases involving cell proliferation, such as cancers for example.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignees: Universite d'Angers, Institut National de la Sante et de la Recherche Medicale (Inserm), McGill University
    Inventors: Arnaud Bocquet, Joël Eyer, Alan Peterson
  • Publication number: 20150119340
    Abstract: A fusion peptide including a hydrophobic peptide and a basic peptide, a pharmaceutical composition including the fusion peptide, a cell membrane penetrating conjugate including the fusion peptide and a substance of interest, and a method for intracellular delivery of a substance of interest using the fusion peptide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventors: Jung Min Kim, Kyoung Hu Lee, Jae Il Lee, Jungmin Lee
  • Publication number: 20150118698
    Abstract: A method of bioassay for the quantification of peptide fragments comprising a neo-epitope formed by cleavage ofmimecan, a protein of an atherosclerotic plaque, by a proteinase, said comprises contacting a sample such as urine or serum with an antibody reactive with the neo-epitope and determining the level of binding of said immunological binding partner to peptide fragments in said sample. The assay is predictive of risk of cardiovascular disease events.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2012
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Applicant: Nordic Biociences A/S
    Inventors: Natas[c]ha Barascuk Michaelsen, Federica Genovese, Morten Karsdal, Diana Julie Leeming
  • Publication number: 20150121569
    Abstract: Process for detecting and identifying micropeptides (miPEPs) encoded by a nucleotide sequence contained in the sequence of the primary transcript of a microRNA and use thereof for modulating gene expression.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Applicants: CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE, UNITERSITE PAUL SABATIER TOULOUSE III
    Inventors: Jean-Philippe COMBIER, Dominique LAURESSERGUES, Guillaume BECARD, Francois PAYRE, Serge PLAZA, Jerome CAVAILLE, Jerome CAVAILLE
  • Publication number: 20150118213
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to compounds useful in stabilizing thrombin activity, thrombin compositions comprising the compounds, methods of using the compounds and methods of identifying compounds capable of stabilizing thrombin activity. The compounds are preferably isolated peptides comprising or interacting with the gamma loop of thrombin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventors: Nadav Orr, Yair Pilpel, Sivan Doron
  • Publication number: 20150118259
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a product selected from a protein, a fragment of the protein, a derived sequence and a homologous sequence of the protein, the protein including or being constituted by the 28 kDa glutathione S-transferase protein from a schistosome selected from Schistosoma haematobium, Schistosoma mansoni, Schistosoma bovis represented respectively by the sequences SEQ ID NO: 1, SEQ ID NO: 2 and SEQ ID NO: 3 for the use thereof in the treatment of an inflammatory autoimmune disease generating a response of type Th1 and/or Th17.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2013
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Applicants: UNIVERSITE DU DROIT ET DE LA SANTE DE LILLE 2, INSERM (INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA SANTE ET DE LA RECHERCHE MEDICALE), CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE, CENTRE HOSPITALIER REGIONAL UNIVERSITAIRE DE LILLE
    Inventors: Monique Capron, Mohamed El Nady, Jean-Frederic Colombel, Gilles Riveau
  • Publication number: 20150119328
    Abstract: Described herein are peptides, compositions, and related methods for treating upper gastrointestinal disorders and conditions (e.g., dyspepsia, gastroparesis, post-operative gastric ileus, a functional esophageal disorder, a functional gastroduodenal disorder, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), or a duodenal or stomach ulcer) as well as other conditions and disorders that are described herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2015
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventors: Mark G. Currie, Daniel P. Zimmer, Angelika Fretzen, Marco Kessler, Brian Cali
  • Publication number: 20150119336
    Abstract: The invention relates to novel multivalent polymeric amyloid-beta-binding substances composed of several interconnected substances which per se already have amyloid-beta-binding properties, and to the use of these substances, referred to hereinbelow as “polymers”, in particular in medicine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2013
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventors: Dieter Willbold, Susanne Aileen Funke, Oleksander Brener, Luitgard Nagel-Steger, Dirk Bartnik
  • Patent number: 9018173
    Abstract: N-type voltage-gated calcium channels (CaV2.2) are critical mediators of neurotransmitter release and are thought to be involved with transmission of nociception. The use of conventional CaV2.2 blockers in pain therapeutics is limited by side effects. Reported herein is a means to suppress both inflammatory and neuropathic pain without directly blocking CaV2.2, but rather by inhibiting the binding of the axonal collapsin response mediator protein 2 (CRMP-2), a protein known to enhance CaV2.2 function. A 15 amino acid peptide of CRMP-2 fused to the protein transduction domain of the HIV tat protein (TAT CBD3) reduced meningeal blood flow induced by activation of the trigeminovascular system, prevented inflammation-induced tactile hypernociception induced by intraplantar formalin and nocifensive behavior following corneal capsaicin application, and reversed neuropathic hypernociception produced by the antiretroviral drug 2?,3?-dideoxycytidine. Preventing CRMP-2—mediated enhancement of CaV2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Indiana University Research and Technology Corp.
    Inventor: Rajesh Khanna
  • Patent number: 9018350
    Abstract: Human phoenixin peptides, analogs and mimetics useful in production of anti-phoenixin antibodies, diagnostic screening and assays, and in modulating cellular concentration of cAMP, and treatment of disorders related to cAMP or Ca2+ concentration in cells, modulating hypertension and cardiovascular function, modulating gonadotrophs and gastric emptying.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Phoenix Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
    Inventors: Jaw-Kang Chang, Rong-Ming Lyu
  • Patent number: 9018351
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an anti-tenascin C peptide aptamer having a specific amino acid sequence and a diagnosis kit comprising it. The anti-tenascin C peptide aptamer of the instant invention shows a predominant clearance rate due to its small molecular weight as well as specific binding affinity to tenascin C, having excellent advantages in in vivo or ex vivo tumor imaging.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Industry-Academy Cooperation Foundation, Dankook University
    Inventors: Sun Joo Jeong, Mee Young Kim, Ok Ran Kim, Heui Ran Lee, Kee Rang Park
  • Patent number: 9017957
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide an antibody that can be stably supplied and can react with prostasin under non-denaturation and denaturation conditions, and an antigen peptide for preparation of the antibody. The present invention relates to a peptide consisting of the amino acid sequence shown in SEQ ID NO: 1 or a peptide consisting of an amino acid sequence that has a deletion, a substitution, or an addition of one or several amino acids with respect to the amino acid sequence shown in SEQ ID NO: 1 and having antigenicity of prostasin. Furthermore, the present invention relates to an antibody prepared using the peptide as an antigen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignees: Hitachi Chemical Company, Ltd., Kimio Tomita, Kenichiro Kitamura
    Inventors: Hiromi Iijima, Noriya Ohta, Kimio Tomita, Kenichiro Kitamura
  • Publication number: 20150111835
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a peptide, or a salt thereof, comprising or consisting of the amino acid sequence IHMVYSKRSGKPRGYAFIEY, comprising one or more post-translational modifications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Applicants: IMMUPHARMA FRANCE SA, CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERECHE SCIENTIFIQUE
    Inventors: Sylviane Muller, Jean-Paul Briand, Robert H. Zimmer
  • Publication number: 20150110797
    Abstract: Isolated peptides from the protein EMMPRIN (CD147/Basigin) and antibodies directed against antigenic determinants within the peptides. Pharmaceutical compositions including the peptides and antibodies and methods of their production and use in vaccination, immunotherapy and diagnosis of proliferative, hyperpermeability, inflammatory, and angiogenesis-related diseases and disorders.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventors: Michal A. Rahat, Nitza Lahat, Miriam Walter, Haim Bitterman
  • Publication number: 20150112042
    Abstract: The present invention relates to fluorocarbon vectors for the delivery of antigens to immunoresponsive target cells. It further relates to fluorocarbon vector-antigen constructs and the use of such vectors associated with antigens as vaccines and immunotherapeutics in animals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventors: Dominique Bonnet, Carlton B. Brown, Bertrand V. Georges, Philip J. Sizer
  • Publication number: 20150110744
    Abstract: There is provided peptides for inhibiting growth of cancer cells, the peptides comprising the amino acid sequence RxKxKxxxxR wherein K and R are respectively lysine and arginine amino acid residues, each x is independently an amino acid, and 5 wherein the peptide has 50% or less amino acid sequence identity with the amino acid sequence RSKAKNPLYR (SEQ ID. No. 2). Each x amino acid may independently be an amino acid residue selected from the group consisting of alanine (A), valine (V), leucine (L), isoleucine (I), threonine (T) and serine (S) amino acid residues. There is also provided chimeric proteins incorporating a peptide of the amino acid sequence 10 RxKxKxxxxR, nucleic acids encoding for the peptide, expression vectors including a nucleic acid encoding the peptide for expression of the peptide, and methods for use of the peptide for inhibiting growth of cancer cells.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2013
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventor: Michael Valentine Agrez
  • Publication number: 20150110819
    Abstract: The invention provides Cockroach proteins, peptides, subsequences, portions, homologues, variants and derivatives thereof, and methods and uses and medicaments of such proteins, peptides, subsequences, portions, homologues, variants and derivatives thereof. Such methods, uses and medicaments include modulating an immune response, protecting a subject against or treating a subject for an allergic response, allergic disorder or allergic disease and inducing immunological tolerance to the allergen (e.g., Cockroach allergen) in a subject.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2013
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventors: Alessandro Sette, Bjoern Peters, Jason Greenbaum
  • Publication number: 20150111836
    Abstract: The present invention provides methods, compositions and kits for modulating DSB repair processes in a subject in need thereof. More specifically, the invention provides the use of compounds that modulate the expression or activity of at least one APOBEC family member for modulating DSB repair processes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2013
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventors: Moshe Kotler, Roni Nowarski, Elena Britan-Rosich, Lea Baraz
  • Patent number: 9012603
    Abstract: The invention relates to peptides which bind to human FcRn and inhibit binding of the Fc portion of an IgG to an FcRn, thereby modulating serum IgG levels. The disclosed compositions and methods may be used for example, in treating autoimmune diseases and inflammatory disorders. The invention also relates to methods of using and methods of making the peptides of the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Biogen Idec Hemophilia Inc.
    Inventors: Adam R. Mezo, Kevin A. McDonnell, Cristina A. Tan Hehir, Alfredo Castro
  • Publication number: 20150104458
    Abstract: A polypeptide containing an amino acid sequence having at least 60% identity to the amino acid sequence SEQ ID No. 1 or containing at least one amino acid fragment of at least 6 consecutive amino acid residues of the amino acid sequence SEQ ID No. 1 or having immunological cross-reactivity to the amino acid sequence SEQ ID No. 1 or fragments thereof, wherein the amino acid sequence SEQ ID No. 1 codes for an allergen and the polypeptide comprises at least one T cell epitope recognized by a T cell receptor specific for a molecule having the amino acid sequence SEQ ID No. 1.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Applicant: Biomay AG
    Inventors: Rudolf VALENTA, Margit Weghofer, Susanne Vrtala, Friedrich Horak, Peter Valent, Stefan Florian
  • Publication number: 20150105334
    Abstract: The invention provides specific peptides derived from the cytotoxicity receptor NKp44 useful for preventing and treating serious diseases including in particular cancer. The invention further relates to compositions comprising a fragment of the extracellular region of NKp44 for preventing or treating cancer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventor: Angel PORGADOR
  • Publication number: 20150104413
    Abstract: This invention provides peptides, immunogenic compositions and vaccines, and methods of treating, reducing the incidence of, and inducing immune responses to a WT-1-expressing cancer, comprising peptides derived from the WT-1 protein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2013
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Applicant: MEMORIAL SLOAN KETTERING CANCER CENTER
    Inventors: Richard J. O'Reilly, Ekaterina Doubrovina, Annamalai Selvakumar
  • Publication number: 20150105327
    Abstract: This disclosure provides methods and compositions to inhibit or suppress tumor growth or to treat cancer by inhibiting VprBP kinase activity. Also provided are methods of determining the effectiveness of the methods and compositions to inhibit or suppress tumor growth or to treat cancer by inhibiting VprBP kinase activity, methods for detecting a cancer, and methods for screening potential agents that inhibit VprBP kinase activity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventors: Woojin An, Nouri Neamati, Kyunghwan Kim
  • Publication number: 20150104466
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods and compositions for inhibiting the entry of viruses, such as herpesviruses into a host cell. A conserved viral integrin-binding gB disintegrin-like domain has been identified that engages integrins and facilitates viral internalization into the host cell. Therefore, methods and compositions, such as antiviral agents encompassing the conserved gB disintegrin-like domain and antibodies thereto are described. These active agents interfere with the interaction between virions and cellular integrins, thereby inhibiting viral infection of a host cell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2013
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Applicant: WISCONSIN ALUMNI RESEARCH FOUNDATION
    Inventors: Teresa Compton, Adam L. Feire
  • Publication number: 20150105335
    Abstract: The present invention provides, among other things, novel peptides and compositions for treating disease.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventor: Richard Franklin
  • Publication number: 20150104492
    Abstract: The present invention provides synthetic antibacterial peptides comprising a sequence at least 80% identical to a sequence shown in SEQ ID NO: 2 or the diastereomer thereof with a sequence shown in SEQ ID NO: 3 or pharmaceutical compositions thereof. Also provided are methods for reducing the severity of microbe-induced inflammation and for stimulating wound healing via the synthetic antibacterial peptides. Further provided is a device having a surface with a coating comprising the synthetic antibacterial peptides.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventors: Alison McDermott, Marialuisa Mangoni
  • Publication number: 20150104472
    Abstract: Isolated C1q peptides, fusion proteins and compositions comprising such and fusion proteins comprising are provided. Isolated fusion proteins comprising X4WX5YX6 as defined herein and compositions comprising such are also provided. Methods of treating autoimmune disorders are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Applicant: THE FEINSTEIN INSTITUTE FOR MEDICAL RESEARCH
    Inventor: Betty A. Diamond
  • Publication number: 20150104454
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention are directed to a composition comprising a recombinant protein in soluble form wherein said recombinant protein comprises a portion of the Clostridium difficile toxin B sequence that comprises an epitope for anti-toxin B antibody. Other embodiments of the invention are directed to the generation of antibodies using peptide fragments of C. difficile toxin B.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Applicant: Board of Regents of the University of Oklahoma
    Inventors: Jimmy D. Ballard, Jordi M. Melton, Latisha Heinlen, Elaine E. Hamm
  • Patent number: 9005627
    Abstract: Contiguous overlapping peptides (COPs) for the treatment of allergic patients by Specific Immunotherapy (SIT) are provided from the sequence of the major allergen of ragweed pollen Amb a 1. Such peptides while providing all potential T cell epitopes are devoid of the three-dimensional structure of the original allergen, therefore reducing their ability to bind IgE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Anergis S.A.
    Inventors: Christophe Reymond, Francois Spertini
  • Patent number: 9006390
    Abstract: The invention relates to kinase ligands and polyligands. In particular, the invention relates to ligands, homopolyligands, and heteropolyligands that modulate MEK activity. The ligands and polyligands are utilized as research tools or as therapeutics. The invention includes linkage of the ligands, homopolyligands, and heteropolyligands to a cellular localization signal, epitope tag and/or a reporter. The invention also includes polynucleotides encoding the ligands and polyligands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Intrexon Corporation
    Inventors: David Bachinsky, Jonathan Carson, Amy Atzel, Thomas Reed
  • Patent number: 9006393
    Abstract: Stalled ribosome:nascent molecule of interest complexes and methods of using same are provided. Plasmids, particularly DNA plasmids, comprising a stall segment are also disclosed. The methods provide for the facile and stable formation of stalled ribosome:nascent molecule of interest complexes that may be used to examine protein synthesis and protein conformational events, as well as in the creation of desired ribosomal displays. Cells transformed with these plasmids are also provided, and include both eukaryotic and prokaryotic transformed cells. Stall elements that provide for ribosomal stalling of eukaryotic and prokaryotic ribosomes are also disclosed. Various therapeutic and clinical applications of these methods are also provided and used in diseases associated with defects in protein accumulation in vivo.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Inventors: Patricia L. Clark, Michael S. Evans, Krastyu G. Ugrinov, Thomas Clarke, IV, Marc-André Frese
  • Patent number: 9006392
    Abstract: Described are lantibiotic-based compounds, pharmaceutical compositions comprising the same and use of the compounds and said compositions, for the treatment of microbial infection, for example Clostridium difficile or Micrococcus luteus infection. The lantibiotic-based compounds have antimicrobial activity and in comparison to one or more of actagardine, actagardine B, deoxyactagardine B and deoxyactagardine have retained activity or improved activity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Novacta Biosystems Limited
    Inventors: Michael John Dawson, Antony Nicholas Appleyard, Jesus Cortes Bargallo, Sjoerd Nicolaas Wadman