Derived From Grain, E.g., Prolamines, Etc. Patents (Class 530/372)
  • Publication number: 20150140024
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the preparation and use of recombinant variants of group 5 allergens of the Poaceae (true grasses), which are characterised by reduced IgE reactivity compared with known wild-type allergens and at the same time substantially retained reactivity with T-lymphocytes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2010
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Applicant: MERCK PATENT GESELLSCHAFT MIT BESCHRANKTER HAFTUNG
    Inventors: Martin Wald, Andreas Nandy, Helmut Fiebig, Bernhard Weber, Helga Kahlert, Gerald Reese, Oliver Cromwell
  • Publication number: 20150135361
    Abstract: The present invention provides a drought tolerance associated protein, DT1, a nucleic acid molecule encoding the DT1 protein and application thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2012
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Applicant: China Agricultural University
    Inventors: Chuanqing Sun, Xia Zhang, Fengxia Liu, Na Wang, Zhen Su, Lubin Tan, Zuofeng Zhu, Yongcai Fu, Daoxin Xie
  • Publication number: 20150087602
    Abstract: Nutritive proteins 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 whey 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 whey 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 in whey protein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventors: Geoffrey von Maltzahn, Michael J. Hamill, Rajeev Chillakuru, John F. Kramarczyk, David Arthur Berry, Brett Adam Boghigian, Nathaniel W. Silver
  • Publication number: 20150082496
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an isolated major gene GS3 which regulates grain weight and grain length in the rice and the cloning of said gene. The DNA sequence of GS3 gene is as shown in SEQ ID NO. 1 and is 7883 bp in length. GS3 gene comprises 5 exons and encodes 232 amino acids. It is predicted based on bioinformatics analysis that said protein contains conserved domains including a PEBP-like domain, a transmembrane domain, a cysteine-rich domain of TNFR/NGFR and a VWFC domain. cDNA sequence of said gene is as shown in SEQ ID NO. 2. By sequence alignment between three large grain species and 3 small grain species of rice, it is revealed there is only one common single nucleotide mutation in a 7.9-kb region between the two different grain-length groups. Said nucleotide mutation is located at the second exon of the GS3 gene, in which a cysteine codon (TGC) in the small-grain group is mutated to a termination codon (TGA) in the large-grain group.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventors: Qifa Zhang, Chuchuan Fan, Yongzhong Xing
  • Publication number: 20140366213
    Abstract: The present invention provides compositions and methods for modulating the reproductive transition in plants, such as grasses (e.g., maize). In particular, the invention provides methods for enhancing agronomic properties in plants by modulating expression of GRMZM2G171650 (zmm22) or homologs thereof. Modulation of expression of one or more additional genes which affect reproductive transition such as zaglI, in conjunction with such modulation of expression is also contemplated. Nucleic acid constructs for down-regulation of GRMZM2G171650 are also contemplated, as are transgenic plants, and products produced therefrom, that demonstrate altered development such as extended flowering time and display associated phenotypes such as enhanced yield of vegetative biomass, improved digestibility, and increased disease resistance. Plants described herein may be used, for example, as improved forage or feed crops or in biofuel production.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2014
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventors: Shawn Kaeppler, Natalia de Leon, Jillian M. Foerster, German Muttoni
  • Publication number: 20140314936
    Abstract: Provided herein is a method for making a protein product from kaniwa. The method comprises milling the kaniwa. The milled kaniwa is contacted with a salt solution. A protein is precipitated from the kaniwa. The precipitated protein is dried to form a protein product. Also provided herein is a protein product produced by a method disclosed herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2014
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Applicant: FitLife Brands, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Cook, Fadi Aramouni
  • Publication number: 20140304851
    Abstract: The invention provides oat seed and plants that have increased beta-glucan levels. The invention further provides seed and plants of the oat variety X8787-1 and progeny produced with at least one of these plants as a parent. The invention also relates to the plants, seeds, and tissue cultures of hybrid oat variety X8787-1.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2014
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Applicant: Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation
    Inventor: John Mochon
  • Publication number: 20140259224
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides methods of producing a plant that exhibits an enhanced trait selected from the group consisting of altered hexose sugar level, altered starch level, altered sucrose phosphate synthase activity, altered ureide level and delayed senescence, as compared to a control plant. The present disclosure also provides transgenic cells, plants, plant parts, seeds, progeny plants, products or commodity products produced by this method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2012
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicants: BASF PLANT SCIENCE COMPANY GMBH, MONSANTO TECHNOLOGY L.L.C.
    Inventors: Nicole Christiansen, Stefan Henkes, Ganesh Kumar, Amanda McClerren, Robert Meister, Marie Petracek, Sasha Preuss, Richard Trethewey, Qingzhang Xu
  • Publication number: 20140215647
    Abstract: The invention relates to the sorghum variety designated GSV370669. Provided by the invention are the seeds, plants and derivatives of the sorghum variety GSV370669. Also provided by the invention are tissue cultures of the sorghum variety GSV370669 and the plants regenerated therefrom. Still further provided by the invention are methods for producing sorghum plants by crossing the sorghum variety GSV370669 with itself or another sorghum variety and plants produced by such methods.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2013
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Applicant: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventor: Michael C. Lenz
  • Publication number: 20140215650
    Abstract: The invention relates to the sorghum variety designated GSV548207. Provided by the invention are the seeds, plants and derivatives of the sorghum variety GSV548207. Also provided by the invention are tissue cultures of the sorghum variety GSV548207 and the plants regenerated therefrom. Still further provided by the invention are methods for producing sorghum plants by crossing the sorghum variety GSV548207 with itself or another sorghum variety and plants produced by such methods.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2013
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Applicant: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventor: Michael C. Lenz
  • Publication number: 20140130203
    Abstract: Polynucleotides useful for improvement of plants are provided. In particular, polynucleotide sequences are provided from plant sources. Polypeptides encoded by the polynucleotide sequences are also provided. The disclosed polynucleotides and polypeptides find use in production of transgenic plants to produce plants having improved properties.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2007
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Inventors: Thomas J. La Rosa, David K. Kovalic, Yihua Zhou, Yongwei Cao, Wei Wu, Andrey A. Boukharov, William B. Barbazuk
  • Patent number: 8697842
    Abstract: The invention provides isolated cellulose synthase nucleic acids and their encoded proteins. The present invention provides methods and compositions relating to altering cellulose synthase levels in plants. The invention further provides recombinant expression cassettes, host cells, and transgenic plants comprising cellulose synthase nucleic acids. The invention provides isolated products from the processing of transgenic plants comprising cellulose synthase nucleic acids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Pioneer Hi Bred International Inc
    Inventors: Kanwarpal Singh Dhugga, Haiyin Wang, Dwight Tomes, Timothy George Helentjaris
  • Publication number: 20140090103
    Abstract: The present invention discloses novel plant homologs of the Arabidopsis peptide atPEP1. atPEP peptides in Arabidopsis are involved in the amplification of defense pathways involved in innate immunity against microbial pathogens. Homologs to atPEP1 identified in soy, corn, rice, wheat, and canola sequence databases are potential sources for transgenes to enhance crop yield through resistance to biotic and/or abiotic stresses. Chimeric genes comprising sequences from mature and precursor plant defense response polypeptides from a given species, and from different species, as well as the encoded polypeptide sequences, are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2013
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Applicant: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventors: John Pitkin, Steven E. Screen, Zhidong Xie
  • Publication number: 20140057999
    Abstract: (Modified) rice endosperm protein is used as novel protective hydrocolloid for active ingredients, especially fat-soluble active ingredients and/or colorants. Included are compositions comprising (modified) rice endosperm protein and at least one active ingredient and to their manufacture, as well as to the (modified) rice endosperm protein itself and its manufacture. These compositions are used for the enrichment, fortification and/or coloration of food, beverages, animal feed, personal care or pharmaceutical compositions, and to food, beverages, animal feed, personal care and pharmaceutical compositions containing such a (modified) rice endosperm protein and such a composition, respectively.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2013
    Publication date: February 27, 2014
    Applicant: DSM IP ASSETS B.V.
    Inventor: DSM IP ASSETS B.V.
  • Publication number: 20140033366
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to the field of molecular biology and concerns a method for improving various plant growth characteristics by modulating expression in a plant of a nucleic acid encoding a GRP (Growth-Related Protein). The present invention also concerns plants having modulated expression of a nucleic acid encoding a GRP, which plants have improved growth characteristics relative to corresponding wild type plants or other control plants. The invention also provides constructs useful in the methods of the invention. The GRP may be one of the following: Seed Yield Regulator (SYR), FG-GAP, CYP90B, CDC27, AT-hook transcription factors, DOF transcription factors and Cyclin Dependent Kinase Inhibitors (CKIs).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2013
    Publication date: January 30, 2014
    Applicant: CropDesign N.V.
    Inventors: Valerie Frankard, Christophe Reuzeau, Ana Isabel Sanz Molinero, Christian Dammann
  • Publication number: 20140007293
    Abstract: Disclosed are isolated nucleic acid molecules (inducible promoters) capable of directing expression in plant cell. In some embodiments, the promoters include a nucleic acid sequence set forth as SEQ ID NO: 1 or SEQ ID NO: 2, or a variant thereof. In some embodiments, the promoter is capable of gene expression in plants of an operably linked nucleic acid sequence. Disclosed are transgenic plants or parts thereof, that can include expression cassettes and/or expression vectors, which can be stably incorporated into the genome of the plant. Methods of regulating the expression of a polynucleotide of interest in a plant cell are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Publication date: January 2, 2014
    Applicant: University of Tennessee Research Foundation
    Inventors: C. Neal Stewart, Wusheng Liu, Mitra Mazarei
  • Publication number: 20130317098
    Abstract: (Modified) sorghum protein is used as novel protective hydrocolloid for active ingredients, especially fat-soluble active ingredients and/or colorants. Included are compositions comprising (modified) sorghum protein and at least one active ingredient and to their manufacture, as well as to the (modified) sorghum protein itself and its manufacture. These compositions are used for the enrichment, fortification and/or coloration of food, beverages, animal feed, personal care or pharmaceutical compositions, and to food, beverages, animal feed, personal care and pharmaceutical compositions containing such a (modified) sorghum protein and such a composition, respectively.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2011
    Publication date: November 28, 2013
    Inventor: Christian Schaefer
  • Publication number: 20130310302
    Abstract: Partially deamidated rice endosperm protein or rice endosperm protein which is partially conjugated with mono-, di-, oligo- or polysaccharides is used as novel protective hydrocolloid for fat-soluble active ingredients and/or fat-soluble colorants. The present invention further includes compositions comprising that rice endosperm protein and at least one fat-soluble active ingredient/colorant, as well as their manufacture, that rice endosperm protein itself and its manufacture. These compositions are used for the enrichment, fortification and/or coloration of food, beverages, animal feed, personal care or pharmaceutical compositions. The present invention is directed to theses uses and to food, beverages, animal feed, personal care and pharmaceutical compositions containing such a rice endosperm protein and such a composition, respectively.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2013
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Inventors: Navagnana (Navam) S. HETTIARACHCHY, Bruno H. Leuenberger, Ilankovan Paraman, Christian Schäfer
  • Publication number: 20130288376
    Abstract: Methods of and device for separating germs from grains used for alcohol production are provided. The principle of density difference is able to be used to separate germs from a slurry. By adjusting the density and/or viscosity of the slurry, higher germ recovering rate is attended. The method of adjusting the density and/or viscosity includes recycling a cook-water to reduce the viscosity of the slurry before fermentation and pre-concentrating a whole stillage at an evaporator and adding a syrup to the whole stillage after fermentation. An air flotation unit is able to be used to increase oil and germ recovery rate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2013
    Publication date: October 31, 2013
    Inventor: Chie Ying Lee
  • Publication number: 20130276167
    Abstract: This invention relates to an isolated nucleic acid fragment encoding a transcription factor. The invention also relates to the construction of a chimeric gene encoding all or a portion of the transcription factor, in sense or antisense orientation, wherein expression of the chimeric gene results in production of altered levels of accumulated oil in a transformed host cell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2013
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Inventors: Rebecca E. Cahoon, Theodore Mitchell Klein
  • Publication number: 20130274443
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods of producing a protein concentrate from a starch containing grain and uses thereof. In an exemplary embodiment, the protein concentrate produced is used to prepare an aquaculture feed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2013
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Inventors: Frederic T. Barrows, Clifford A. Bradley, Robert D. Kearns, Brian D. Wasicek, Ronald W. Hardy
  • Publication number: 20130255537
    Abstract: Injection molded articles and methods for making them from bio-based materials are described. More specifically, injection molded articles and methods for making them from bio-based materials that behave like high-molecular-weight thermosets such as lignin or protein-based materials including corn gluten meal, corn gluten feed, distillers dried grains with solubles, wet distillers grains, modified wet distillers grains, canola meal, wheat gluten, barley, cottonseed meal, sunflower meal, linseed meal, soy, rapeseed, sorghum proteins, maize, rice proteins, potato proteins, cassava proteins, sweet potato proteins, yam proteins, plantain proteins, keratin, or collagen are described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2013
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Applicant: Green Materials, LLC
    Inventors: Dara L. Woerdeman, Scott Kinney, Marko Koorneef, Ken Bush
  • Publication number: 20130239252
    Abstract: H2A.Z containing nucleosomes mediate the thermosensory response in plants and other eukaryotes and modifications to H2A.Z alter such responses.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2010
    Publication date: September 12, 2013
    Applicant: Plant Bioscience Limited
    Inventors: Philip Wigge, Vinod Kumar
  • Patent number: 8481682
    Abstract: The invention provides isolated cellulose synthase nucleic acids and their encoded proteins. The present invention provides methods and compositions relating to altering cellulose synthase levels in plants. The invention further provides recombinant expression cassettes, host cells, and transgenic plants comprising cellulose synthase nucleic acids. The invention provides isolated products from the processing of transgenic plants comprising cellulose synthase nucleic acids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2013
    Assignee: Pioneer Hi Bred International Inc
    Inventors: Kanwarpal Singh Dhugga, Haiyin Wang, Dwight Tomes, Timothy George Helentjaris
  • Publication number: 20130164313
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the provision of DNA sequences of group 4 major allergens from cereals. The invention also encompasses fragments, new combinations of partial sequences and point mutants having a hypoallergenic action. The recombinant DNA molecules and the derived polypeptides, fragments, new combinations of partial sequences and variants can be utilised for the therapy of pollen-allergic diseases. The proteins prepared by recombinant methods can be employed for in vitro and in vivo diagnosis of pollen allergies.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2010
    Publication date: June 27, 2013
    Inventors: Andreas NANDY, Helmut Fiebig, Oliver Cromwell
  • Publication number: 20130150556
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a method of producing deamidated barley proteins by extracting protein from barley using an alcohol or alkaline; treating the extracted protein with an alkaline or acidic solution for a sufficient time and temperature for partial deamidation; and recovering partially deamidated protein from the solution. The partially deamidated protein has improved functional properties with respect to solubility, and emulsifying and foaming properties at acidic and neutral pHs compared to those of a non-deamidated protein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2011
    Publication date: June 13, 2013
    Applicant: THE GOVERNORS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA
    Inventor: Lingyun Chen
  • Publication number: 20130081158
    Abstract: Compositions and methods relating to identification of the sorghum grain shattering gene (Sh1) for use in modulating fruit dehiscence in a plant are provided. For example, methods are provided for developing genetically modified plant varieties in which the natural seed dispersal process is delayed. Likewise, methods are provided for treating a plant in order to delay fruit dehiscence in the plant. Screening methods are also provided for identifying chemical agents that can modify natural seed dispersal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2012
    Publication date: March 28, 2013
    Applicant: UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA RESEARCH FOUNDATION, INC.
    Inventor: University of Georgia Research Foundation, Inc.
  • Publication number: 20130047296
    Abstract: According to the invention, there is provided plants and plant parts of the variety designated GSV206860. The invention also relates to methods for using a GSV206860 plant to produce various plants and plant parts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2011
    Publication date: February 21, 2013
    Inventors: Ryan Bading, Miguel Gutierrez
  • Publication number: 20130019339
    Abstract: This invention relates to an isolated nucleic acid fragment encoding a transcription factor. The invention also relates to the construction of a chimeric gene encoding all or a portion of the transcription factor, in sense or antisense orientation, wherein expression of the chimeric gene results in production of altered levels of accumulated oil in a transformed host cell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Publication date: January 17, 2013
    Applicant: E I DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY
    Inventors: Rebecca E. Cahoon, Theodore M. Klein
  • Patent number: 8329144
    Abstract: A peptide analogue which is not more than 50 amino acids in length, and which is capable of being recognized by a T cell receptor that recognizes an epitope comprising sequence 62PQPELPY68 (SEQ ID NO:1), and fusion proteins, pharmaceutical compositions, and kits comprising the same, are provided herewith. Also provided are methods of diagnosing coeliac disease, or susceptibility to coeliac disease, in an individual comprising contacting a sample from the individual with a peptide analogue and determining in vitro whether T cells in the sample recognize the peptide analogue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Isis Innovation Limited
    Inventors: Robert Paul Anderson, Adrian Vivian Sinton Hill, Derek Parry Jewell
  • Publication number: 20120284875
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a rice (Oryza sativa)-induced Oryza sativa modifier of plant type (OsMPT) protein which is involved in adjusting tillering angle or angle of attachment between a leaf and a stem, a gene encoding the protein, a recombinant plant expression vector including the gene, a plant transformed by the recombinant plant expression vector, a method for modifying architectures of plants by adjusting the level of the gene in the cells thereof, to a method for manufacturing an architecturally modified plant transformed by the gene, to a plant with increased yield which is manufactured by the method, and to a composition containing the gene for modifying the architectures of plants and increasing the yield thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2010
    Publication date: November 8, 2012
    Applicant: INDUSTRY-ACADEMIC COOPERATION FOUNDATION GYEONGSANG NATIONAL UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Chang Deok Han, Yang Do Choi
  • Publication number: 20120260364
    Abstract: In an embodiment, the invention relates to the seeds, plants, and plant parts of canola line SCV695971 and to methods for producing a canola plant produced by crossing canola line SCV695971 with itself or with another canola line. The invention also relates to methods for producing a canola plant containing in its genetic material one or more transgenes and to the transgenic canola plants and plant parts produced by those methods. This invention also relates to canola lines or breeding lines and plant parts derived from canola line SCV695971, to methods for producing other canola lines, lines or plant parts derived from canola line SCV695971 and to the canola plants, varieties, and their parts derived from use of those methods. The invention further relates to hybrid canola seeds, plants and plant parts produced by crossing the line SCV695971 with another canola line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2011
    Publication date: October 11, 2012
    Applicant: MONSANTO TECHNOLOGY LLC
    Inventors: Chunren Wu, Jun Liu
  • Publication number: 20120240292
    Abstract: The present invention provides a protein OsXCL relating to grain shape and leaf shape of rice, its derived proteins and their coding genes. Transgenic rices over-expressing OsXCL gene present phenotypes as increase of grain length, grain weight and number of grains per panicle, and leaf rolling and so on. The present invention also provides the method for obtaining transgenic plants by transforming the coding genes of OsXCL or its derived proteins into objective plants.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2010
    Publication date: September 20, 2012
    Inventor: Xinjie Xia
  • Publication number: 20120233723
    Abstract: Herbicide-resistant rice plants, isolated polynucleotides that encode herbicide resistant and wild-type acetohydroxyacid synthase large subunit 1 (AHASL1) polypeptides, and the amino acid sequences of these polypeptides, are described. Expression cassettes and transformation vectors comprising the polynucleotides of the invention, as well as plants and host cells transformed with the polynucleotides, are described. Methods of using the polynucleotides to enhance the resistance of plants to imidazolinone herbicides, and methods for controlling weeds in the vicinity of herbicide-resistant plants are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2012
    Publication date: September 13, 2012
    Applicant: INSTITUTO NACIONAL DE TECNOLOGIA AGROPECUARIA
    Inventors: Alberto LIVORE, Alberto Raul Prina, Bijay K. Singh, Robert Ascenzi, Sherry R. Whitt
  • Publication number: 20120227133
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to the field of molecular biology and concerns a method for enhancing various economically important yield-related traits in plants. More specifically, the present invention concerns a method for enhancing yield-related traits in plants by modulating expression in a plant of a nucleic acid encoding an O-FUT polypeptide, or a By-Pass (BPS) polypeptide, or a SIZ1 polypeptide, or a bZIP-S polypeptide, or a SPA15-like polypeptide. The present invention also concerns plants having modulated expression of a nucleic acid encoding an O-FUT polypeptide, or a By-Pass (BPS) polypeptide, or a SIZ1 polypeptide, or a bZIP-S polypeptide, or a SPA15-like polypeptide, which plants have enhanced yield-related traits relative to control plants. The invention also provides hitherto unknown an O-FUT, or By-Pass (BPS) polypeptide, or SIZ1, or bZIP-S, or SPA15-like-encoding nucleic acids, and constructs comprising the same, useful in performing the methods of the invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2010
    Publication date: September 6, 2012
    Applicant: BASF Plant Science Company GmbH
    Inventors: Yves Hatzfeld, Christophe Reuzeau, Valerie Frankard
  • Patent number: 8257502
    Abstract: The present invention relates to plant cells and plants, which are genetically modified, wherein the genetic modification leads to the reduction of the activity of a starch phosphorylating OK1 protein in comparison with corresponding wild type plant cells or wild type plants that have not been genetically modified. Furthermore, the present invention relates to means and methods for the manufacture of such plant cells and plants. Plant cells and plants of this type synthesise a modified starch. The present invention therefore also relates to the starch synthesised by the plant cells and plants according to the invention, methods for the manufacture of this starch, and the manufacture of starch derivatives of this modified starch, as well as flours containing starches according to the invention. Furthermore, the present invention relates to nucleic acid molecules, which are suitable for manufacturing plants according to the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: Bayer Cropscience AG
    Inventors: Claus Frohberg, Oliver Koetting, Gerhard Ritte, Martin Steup
  • Patent number: 8222486
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of increasing the pathogen resistance in transgenic plants and/or plant cells, where a DNA sequence which codes for a protein with a leucine-rich-repeat (LRR) domain and/or a kinase activity is introduced into the plant or plant cell and expressed therein. The present invention also relates to the use of nucleic acids which code for such a protein, for the generation of transgenic plants or plant cells with an increased pathogen resistance. The present invention furthermore relates to nucleic acid sequences which code for a protein which confers an increased pathogen resistance in plants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: BASF Plant Science GmbH
    Inventors: Dimitar Douchkov, Patrick Schweizer
  • Patent number: 8207302
    Abstract: The invention provides isolated cellulose synthase nucleic acids and their encoded proteins. The present invention provides methods and compositions relating to altering cellulose synthase levels in plants. The invention further provides recombinant expression cassettes, host cells, and transgenic plants comprising cellulose synthase nucleic acids. The invention provides isolated products from the processing of transgenic plants comprising cellulose synthase nucleic acids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2012
    Assignee: Pioneer Hi Bred International Inc
    Inventors: Kanwarpal S Dhugga, Haiyin Wang, Dwight Tomes, Timothy G Helentjaris
  • Publication number: 20120142033
    Abstract: Extraction and purification of recombinant proteins rendered difficult to extract from transgenic plants by using an extraction solution containing reducing agents and surfactants or an extraction solution containing reducing agents and organic solvents.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2011
    Publication date: June 7, 2012
    Applicants: PrevenTec, Inc., National Institute of Agrobiological Science
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Fujiwara, Kenji Sekikawa, Yasuhiko Aiki, Fumio Takaiwa, Lijun Yang
  • Publication number: 20120144521
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to transcription factor protein AP37 (APETELA 37) originating from rice which is related to tolerance of a plant to stress, a gene which encodes the protein, a recombinant vector comprising the gene, a host cell transformed with the recombinant vector, a method of producing a transgenic plant by using the recombinant vector, a method of improving tolerance of a plant to stress or increasing grain yield by transforming a plant cell with the recombination vector, a plant having improved tolerance to stress or increased grain yield produced according to said method, and a composition for improving tolerance of a plant to stress or for increasing grain yield under drought condition comprising the gene encoding AP37 protein as an effective component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2009
    Publication date: June 7, 2012
    Applicant: Myongji University Industry and Academia Cooperation
    Inventors: Ju Kon Kim, Se Jun Oh, Youn Shic Kim
  • Publication number: 20120123097
    Abstract: The present invention provides methods to produce toxoid vaccines, such as ricin A chain vaccines, with reduced ability to promote vascular leak syndrome (VLS) and catalytic toxicity associated with various proteinaceous toxins, such as ribosome inactivating proteins. The invention also provides toxoids which have been mutated to lack amino acid sequences which induce VLS and toxic catalytic activity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2007
    Publication date: May 17, 2012
    Inventors: Ellen S. Vitetta, Victor F. Ghetie, Joan E. Smallshaw, Roxana G. Baluna
  • Publication number: 20120102588
    Abstract: Provided are zinc finger protein transcription factor DST having the amino acid sequence as shown in SEQ ID NO: 2, conservative variants and homologous polypeptides thereof. Also provided are DNA sequence encoding the transcription factor DST, vector or host cell comprising the DNA sequence, cis-acting element binding to the DST, inhibitor or non-conservative variant of the transcription factor DST or encoding sequence thereof, and use of the inhibitor or non-conservative variant for improving the drought and salt tolerance in plant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2010
    Publication date: April 26, 2012
    Applicant: SHANGHAI INSTITUTES FOR BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES, CAS
    Inventors: Hongxuan Lin, Xinyuan Huang, Daiyin Chao, Jiping Gao, Meizhen Zhu, Min Shi
  • Patent number: 8163880
    Abstract: A fusion protein that is expressed in a recombinant protein body-like assembly (RPBLA) in host eukaryotic cells and organisms is disclosed. More particularly, a biologically active polypeptide fused to a protein sequence that mediates the induction of RPBLA formation is expressed and accumulated in host cells after transformation with an appropriate vector. The eukaryotic host cell does not produce protein bodies in the absence of the fusion protein. Methods for preparing and using the RPBLAs and the fusion protein are also disclosed, as are nucleic acid molecules that encode the fusion proteins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2012
    Assignee: ERA Biotech S.A.
    Inventors: Peter Bernard Heifetz, Blanca Llompart Royo, Pablo Marzábal Luna, Miriam Bastida Virgili, Ma Dolores Ludevid Múgica, Margarita Torrent Quetglas, Kevin James O'Connor, Roser Pallisse Bergwerf, Ma Immaculada Ilop Tous
  • Publication number: 20120095189
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for recovering a stress protein from a plant, comprising: obtaining a liquid comprising the stress protein from the plant; precipitating one or more components other than the stress protein from the liquid; adding a fibrous filter aid and a mineral powder to the liquid; then subjecting the liquid comprising the stress protein, precipitated component(s), the fibrous filter aid and the mineral powder to a first filtration step over a filter, thereby separating the precipitate, fibrous filter aid and mineral powder from the filtrate comprising the stress protein; thereafter subjecting the filtrate to a further filtration step; and thereafter purifying the stress protein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2010
    Publication date: April 19, 2012
    Applicant: Alfa Biogene International B.V.
    Inventors: Friedrich C. Seifarth, Julia Lax
  • Publication number: 20120096592
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to the field of molecular biology and concerns a method for enhancing yield related traits by modulating expression in a plant of a nucleic acid encoding a BET1-like polypeptide. The present invention also concerns plants having modulated expression of a nucleic acid encoding this BET1-like polypeptide, which plants have enhanced yield-related traits relative to corresponding wild type plants or other control plants. The invention also provides constructs useful in the methods of the invention. The present invention relates generally to the field of molecular biology and concerns a method for improving various plant growth characteristics by modulating expression in a plant of a nucleic acid encoding a CRT (Calreticulin). The present invention also concerns plants having modulated expression of a nucleic acid encoding a Calreticulin, which plants have improved growth characteristics relative to corresponding wild type plants or other control plants.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2010
    Publication date: April 19, 2012
    Applicant: BASF Plant Science Company GmbH
    Inventors: Yves Hatzfeld, Ana Isabel Sanz Molinero, Valerie Frankard, Christophe Reuzeau
  • Publication number: 20120073010
    Abstract: According to the invention, there is provided plants and plant parts of the variety designated GSV958220. The invention also relates to methods for using a GSV958220 plant to produce various plants and plant parts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2010
    Publication date: March 22, 2012
    Inventors: Ryan Bading, Miguel Gutierrez
  • Publication number: 20120073023
    Abstract: It is intended to provide a polynucleotide encoding a gene capable of regulating tillering and leaf morphology in a plant and a method of regulating the phenotype of a plant by using this polynucleotide. The above-described polynucleotide can regulate the number of leaves or roots per individual or leaf morphology (including the length, width and thickness of leaves). In an embodiment, the plant usable in the regulation of tillering and leaf morphology is a monocotyledon. In a preferred embodiment, the monocotyledon is a gramineae plant. In a still preferred embodiment, the graminieae plant is rice.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2011
    Publication date: March 22, 2012
    Inventors: Hirohiko Hirochika, Akio Miyao
  • Publication number: 20120058497
    Abstract: The present invention provides a reagent and a method of safely, conveniently, and specifically diagnosing Crohn's disease. Provided are a diagnostic method for Crohn's disease in a subject, including measuring antibodies against one kind or more of dietary components selected from the group consisting of grapefruit, alfalfa, avocado, cabbage, green pepper, lettuce, onion, potato (white), spinach, tomato, oat, pecan, yeast, cane sugar, celery, buckwheat, corn, rice and soy, and a diagnostic reagent or kit for Crohn's disease, containing the above-mentioned preparation of a dietary component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2011
    Publication date: March 8, 2012
    Applicant: AJINOMOTO CO., INC.
    Inventors: Yasuyo SUGA, Maiko MORI, Masaki HASHIMOTO, Manabu SUZUKI, Tomomi MORIGUCHI, Takaaki KAWAGUCHI, Keiko SAITO, Masakazu TAKAZOE
  • Publication number: 20120052086
    Abstract: A vaccine composition for prophylaxis and/or therapy of Alzheimer's disease, which comprises a fusion protein prepared by inserting a single or tandemly repeated multiple copies of amyloid ? antigenic peptide having 5 to 15 continuous amino acid residues derived from the N-terminus of amyloid ? peptide into a wild type seed storage protein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2011
    Publication date: March 1, 2012
    Applicant: Hokko Chemical Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Teruhiko Terakawa, Hisakazu Hasegawa, Yasushi Shimada, Atsushi Takahashi, Takeshi Kawarabayashi, Mikio Shoji
  • Publication number: 20110319596
    Abstract: A hybrid vegetable protein is described, comprising a guest protein having the structure of prolamine and glutelin, and a host protein having the structure of globulin and albumin, obtained from vegetable grains, such as corn and soybean, respectively. Likewise, a method for obtaining said hybrid vegetable protein is described, which comprises the steps of extracting the guest and host proteins, carrying out an acidification thereof, and further applying a magnetic field to provoke their attachment, and finally adding an alkali to the attached proteins to obtain a hybrid vegetable protein at its isoelectric point. The protein thus produced has a value higher than 0.97 according to the PDCAAS rating.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2009
    Publication date: December 29, 2011
    Applicant: INDUSTRIAS NUTRIGRAINS, S.A. DE C.V
    Inventor: Jose De La Torre-Montemayor