Binds Antigen Characterized By Name Or Molecular Weight (e.g., Cea, Nca, Cc Glycoprotein, Melanoma Gp 150 Antigen, Etc.) Patents (Class 530/388.85)
  • Patent number: 9884904
    Abstract: Herein is reported a method for purifying cell cultivation supernatants either directly after fermentation or after one or more preliminary purification steps, such as protein A affinity chromatography. By adjusting the pH value in the acid range and subsequent incubation of the acidified solution host cell nucleic acid and host cell protein can be precipitated but the target polypeptide remains in solution. Thereafter the precipitate and therewith the contaminating host cell components can be removed by a simple physical separation step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: HOFFMANN-LA ROCHE INC.
    Inventors: Vinzenz Binder, Christian Hakemeyer, Felizitas Schwarz
  • Patent number: 9795696
    Abstract: The present invention provides methods for detecting CEACAM1 expression in a cancer patient. In particular, methods according to the present invention include contacting a biological sample having Tumor Infiltrating Lymphocytes expressing CEACAM1 with an anti-CEACAM1 antibody labeled with a detectable moiety.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Inventor: Gal Markel
  • Patent number: 9493803
    Abstract: The invention concerns the field of recombinant gene engineering. It concerns novel artificial introns and compositions comprising such introns as well as a method to improve expression of polypeptides from nucleic acids such as cloned genes, especially genes encoding antibodies and antibody derived fragments, and the production of various polypeptides in eukaryotic host cells using said novel artificial intron sequences.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: Boehringer Ingelheim International GmbH
    Inventor: Barbara Enenkel
  • Patent number: 9052317
    Abstract: The invention is based on the identification of aminopeptidase N (APN) as the receptor for F4 fimbriae of enterotoxigenic E. coli (ETEC). Based on the observation that oral administration of F4 fimbriae induces a protective intestinal mucosal immune response against a subsequent challenge with F4 ETEC, and the observation that the internalization of said F4 fimbriae is clathrin-mediated, the present invention provides the characterization of APN as a target useful in: in an in vitro assay to screen for molecules that are capable to mimic the clathrin-mediated F4 endocytosis; in an in vitro assay to screen for molecules that are capable to modulate the binding of F4 fimbriae with APN; in the development of a carrier for the delivery of antigens/therapeutics, i.e. immunomodulators to the intestinal submucosa or the intestinal mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue, wherein said carrier comprises an APN specific target molecule that mimics the clathrin-mediated F4 endocytosis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Assignee: Universiteit Gent
    Inventors: Kristien Rasschaert, Bruno Goddeeris, Eric Cox, Dieter Deforce
  • Patent number: 9040671
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a Co-029 inhibitor for inhibiting the migration of cancer cells which express Co-029. The disclosure relates to a Co-029 inhibitor for the treatment of cancer and/or the prevention of cancer metastasis and pharmaceutical compositions comprising said inhibitor and provides Co-029 antibodies. The disclosure provides a method for predicting the response of a patient afflicted with or susceptible to be afflicted with cancer to a medical treatment with a Co-029 inhibitor, a method for diagnosing a cancer in a patient and a method for predicting the survival in a cancer patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignees: Institut National de la Sante et de la Recherche Medicale (INSERM), Universite de Paris X1 Paris Sud
    Inventors: Eric Rubinstein, Céline Greco, François Le Naour, Claude Boucheix
  • Patent number: 9023999
    Abstract: The present invention provides a monoclonal antibody which specifically recognizes CD27 containing an O-linked sugar chain to which galactose is not bound and binds to its extracellular region, or a method for using the same. The present invention can provide a monoclonal antibody or an antibody fragment thereof, which specifically recognizes a polypeptide encoded by CD27 gene containing an O-linked sugar chain to which galactose is not bound, and binds to its extracellular region; a hybridoma which produces the antibody; a DNA which encodes the antibody; a vector which comprises the DNA; a transformant obtainable by transforming the vector; a process for producing an antibody or an antibody fragment thereof using the hybridoma or the transformant; and a diagnostic agent or a therapeutic agent comprising the antibody or the antibody fragment thereof as an active ingredient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Kyowa Hakko Kirin Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Katsuhiro Mori, Naoko Hiura, Tsuguo Kubota, Akiko Furuya, Yutaka Kanda, Mitsuo Satoh
  • Patent number: 9017683
    Abstract: It is an object of the present invention to provide an anti-cadherin antibody having high antibody-dependent cellular cytotoxicity. The present invention provides an anti-cadherin antibody, which recognizes any one of an upstream region of EC1, a cadherin domain 4 (EC4) and a cadherin domain 5 (EC5), wherein an antibody-dependent cellular cytotoxicity at an antibody concentration of 1 ?g/mL is 30% or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignees: The University of Tokyo, Perseus Proteomics Inc.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Aburatani, Lilin Zhang, Keisuke Ishii, Katsushi Kouda, Aya Sakamoto, Keiko Katsumi, Hiroshi Onishi, Yoko Kayukawa
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8999656
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a method for determining whether a mammalian subject having a colorectal cancer belongs to a first or a second group, wherein the prognosis of subjects of the first group is better than the prognosis of subjects of the second group, comprising the steps of: a) evaluating an amount of PODXL protein in at least part of a sample earlier obtained from the subject, and determining a sample value corresponding to the evaluated amount; b) comparing said sample value from step a) with a predetermined reference value; and if said sample value is higher than said reference value, c1) concluding that the subject belongs to said second group; and if said sample value is lower than or equal to said reference value, c2) concluding that the subject belongs to said first group. Related uses, means and a method of treatment are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Atlas Antibodies AB
    Inventors: Karin Jirström, Mathias Uhlén, Fredrik Pontén
  • Patent number: 8993728
    Abstract: The present invention provides novel antibodies that recognize the extracellular domain of a human CLCP1 antigen; nucleic acids encoding the antibodies; vectors carrying the nucleic acids in an expressible manner; transformed cells containing the vectors; methods for producing the antibodies; diagnostic methods for cancer or prognosis of cancer, immunohistological or immunocytological assay methods, and kits for determining the expression level of CLCP1 in cells or tissues, all of which use the antibodies; pharmaceutical compositions comprising the antibodies; agents for treating or preventing CLCP1-expressing cancer; agents for inhibiting growth, migration, invasion, or metastasis of CLCP1-expressing cancer cells; immunostaining agents for staining CLCP1-expressing cancer cells; and agents for treating or preventing CLCP1-expressing tumor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignees: Medical and Biological Laboratories Co., Ltd., Oncomics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ken-ichiro Ono, Takashi Takahashi
  • Patent number: 8993249
    Abstract: The invention provides anti-NRP1 antibodies and methods of using the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Genentech, Inc.
    Inventors: Maike Schmidt, Christopher Adam Callahan, Jo-Anne S. Hongo, Hartmut Koeppen, Ryan J. Watts
  • Patent number: 8987423
    Abstract: Antigen binding proteins, such as antibodies, which bind to human MAGE-A3, polynucleotides encoding such antigen binding proteins, and uses and manufacture thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: GlaxoSmithKline Biologicals, S.A.
    Inventors: Alain Bergeron, Normand Blais, Remi M. Palmantier, Anthony Pilorget, Yves Fradet
  • Patent number: 8987422
    Abstract: The present invention relates to CD27L antigen binding proteins, such an antibodies, polynucleotides encoding said CD27l antigen binding proteins, antibody drug conjugate compositions, and methods for diagnosing and treating diseases associated with CD27L expression.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Amgen Inc.
    Inventors: John M. Delaney, William Christian Fanslow, III, Chadwick Terence King
  • Patent number: 8981066
    Abstract: This invention pertains to markers of cellular senescence. In particular methylation of histone H1 (or isoforms thereof) at residue 172 and/or at residue 180 is a marker of cellular senescence. Antibodies specific to histone H1 (or isoforms thereof) methylated at residue 172 and/or at residue 180 are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Buck Institute for Research on Aging
    Inventor: Victoria V. Lunyak
  • Patent number: 8962806
    Abstract: The present invention comprises a humanized monoclonal antibody that binds to the chemokine receptor CCR4. This antibody is derived from Mab 1567 and recognizes the same epitope. Binding of the invented antibody to CCR4 inhibits ligand-mediated activities and is used to treat symptoms of cancer. Moreover, the antibody is used in combination with vaccines to suppress the activity of regulatory T cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignees: Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Inc., The Bingham and Women's Hospital
    Inventors: Wayne Marasco, Jianhua Sui, Quan Zhu, Thomas Kupper
  • Publication number: 20150044233
    Abstract: Methods for determining the presence of cancer stem cells by detecting GD2 expression. Also provided are methods for reducing proliferation of cancer stem cells by contacting the cells with a GD2 targeting agent, such as an anti-GD2 antibody or a GD3 synthase inhibitor. GD3 synthase inhibitor compounds are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2013
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventors: Venkata Battula, Michael Andreeff, Sendurai A. Mani, Tapasree Roy Sarkar
  • Patent number: 8951526
    Abstract: The present invention provides means and a method assuring the effectiveness of early diagnosis of cancers including gastric cancers. Specifically, the present invention provides an antibody, which is prepared using, as an antigen, (a) a peptide comprising at least contiguous amino acids at positions 69 to 75 in the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 2, or (b) a peptide consisting of an amino acid sequence in which one or several amino acids are deleted, substituted or added in at least contiguous amino acids at positions 69 to 75 in the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 2, and having the antigenicity of human MUC1 protein, and which is reactive with human mucin 1 (MUC1) protein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Kagoshima University
    Inventor: Suguru Yonezawa
  • Patent number: 8940872
    Abstract: The present invention provides an antibody that specifically binds to an abnormal TDP-43 protein aggregate, an agent comprising the antibody for detecting a TDP-43 proteinopathy lesion, and a method for detecting or diagnosing a TDP-43 proteinopathy lesion by using the antibody.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Medical Science
    Inventors: Masato Hasegawa, Tetsuaki Arai, Takashi Nonaka, Fuyuki Kametani, Haruhiko Akiyama
  • Patent number: 8921525
    Abstract: [Problem] Disclosed is an antibody that exhibits excellent cytotoxicity and cell growth inhibition and that is based on an anti-human epithelial cell growth factor receptor (1) (Her1) antibody (528). Further disclosed is a method for producing same, and the like. [Solution] The mutant of an H chain humanized variable region (5H) or an L chain humanized variable region (5L) of the anti-human epithelial cell growth factor receptor (1) (Her1) antibody (528) is the aforementioned antibody characterized by having one to a plurality (for example: 1 to 5, or 1 to 3) of amino acid mutations within CDR2. Further disclosed are antibody molecules containing said region, a nucleic acid molecule coding for these polypeptides, a method for producing said antibody molecules, and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Tohoku University
    Inventors: Izumi Kumagai, Takeshi Nakanishi, Ryutaro Asano, Mitsuo Umetsu
  • Publication number: 20140369926
    Abstract: The present invention provides for recombinant monoclonal antibodies that bind to human colorectal and pancreatic carcinoma-associated antigens, along with nucleic acid sequences encoding the antibody chains, and the amino acid sequences corresponding to the nucleic acids, and uses for these antibodies, nucleic acids and amino acids.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2014
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventors: J. Andrew BRISTOL, Judith A. KANTOR
  • Publication number: 20140356364
    Abstract: The present invention relates to antibodies (including anti-B7-H4 antibodies) and their antigen-binding fragments and to other molecules (including fusion proteins that bind to the cognate antigen/receptor, etc.) that are capable of immunospecifically binding to B7-H4 and the uses of such molecules in the diagnosis and the treatment of cancer and other diseases. The invention particularly concerns the use of such molecules to retard or prevent tumor growth, inhibit tumor-mediated suppression, eliminate tumors and/or deplete or block the activity of tumor associated macrophages (“TAMs”) so as to alter their activity and/or decrease TAM—mediated immune suppression.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2012
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Applicant: AMPLIMMUNE, INC.
    Inventors: Solomon Langermann, Linda Liu, Shannon Marshall
  • Patent number: 8900592
    Abstract: The invention relates to a protein construct, comprising (i) a targeting moiety that is capable of binding to a target cell, and (ii) an effector immunogenic moiety that is capable of triggering an existing, vaccine-induced or natural, immune response. The protein construct, that is preferably in the form of a heteromultimeric protein, is useful for redirecting an immune response that was pre-existing in a patient, toward an undesired target cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Universite de Reims Champagne Ardenne
    Inventors: Jacques Henri Max Cohen, Wael Mahmoud, Marcelle Tonye Libyh, Nathalie Godin, Annelise Gimenez, Thierry Tabary, Beatrice Donvito, Daniel Baty, Xavier Dervillez
  • Patent number: 8895703
    Abstract: The CA125 gene has been cloned and multiple repeat sequences as well as the carboxy terminus have been identified. The CA125 molecule comprises three major domains: an extracellular amino terminal domain (Domain 1); a large multiple repeat domain (Domain 2); and a carboxy terminal domain (Domain 3) which includes a transmembrane anchor with a short cytoplasmic domain. An amino terminal extension is present. The molecular structure is dominated by a repeat domain comprising 156 amino acid repeat units. More than 60 repeat units have been identified, sequenced, and contiguously placed in the CA125 domain structure. The repeat units encompass an interactive disulfide bridged C-enclosure and the site of OC125 and M11 binding. The repeat sequences demonstrated 70-85% homology to each other. Expression of the repeats was demonstrated in E. coli. The CA125 molecule is anchored at its carboxy terminal through a transmembrane domain and a short cytoplasmic tail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: The Board of Trustees for the University of Arkansas
    Inventors: Timothy O'Brien, John Beard, Lowell Underwood
  • Patent number: 8883980
    Abstract: The present invention relates to antigen binding molecules (ABMs). In particular embodiments, the present invention relates to recombinant monoclonal antibodies, including chimeric, primatized or humanized antibodies specific for human CD20. In addition, the present invention relates to nucleic acid molecules encoding such ABMs, and vectors and host cells comprising such nucleic acid molecules. The invention further relates to methods for producing the ABMs of the invention, and to methods of using these ABMs in treatment of disease. In addition, the present invention relates to ABMs with modified glycosylation having improved therapeutic properties, including antibodies with increased Fc receptor binding and increased effector function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Roche Glycart AG
    Inventors: Pablo Umaña, Peter Brünker, Claudia Ferrera Koller, Tobias Suter, Ursula Püntener, Ekkehard Mössner
  • Publication number: 20140322244
    Abstract: The technology described herein relates to antibodies and/or polypeptides which bind to MIC and inhibit MIC shedding. Methods of using such antibodies and/or polypeptides for the treatment of cancer are also described herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2014
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Applicant: UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON THROUGH ITS CENTER FOR COMMERCIALIZATION
    Inventor: Jennifer D. Wu
  • Patent number: 8871908
    Abstract: The present invention provides antibodies that specifically bind to trophoblast cell-surface antigen-2 (Trop-2). The invention further provides antibody conjugates comprising such antibodies, antibody encoding nucleic acids, and methods of obtaining such antibodies. The invention further relates to therapeutic methods for use of these antibodies and Trop-2 antibody conjugates for the treatment of a condition associated with Trop-2 expression (e.g., cancer), such as colon, esophageal, gastric, head and neck, lung, ovarian, or pancreatic cancer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Rinat Neuroscience Corp.
    Inventors: Shu-Hui Liu, Wei-Hsien Ho, Pavel Strop, Magdalena Grazyna Dorywalska, Arvind Rajpal, David Louis Shelton, Thomas-Toan Tran
  • Publication number: 20140308204
    Abstract: The present invention provides methods of monitoring and measuring tumor-associated free PSA (“fPSA”) with antibody polypeptides as an indication of androgen receptor signaling. In a particular embodiment, the methods may be used to assess the efficacy of anti-androgen and/or general anti-cancer treatments. The present invention also provides various methods and compositions relating to antibodies that are specific for tumor-associated or intratumoral fPSA. For example, the present invention provides compositions, including pharmaceutical compositions, comprising anti-fPSA antibodies, or fragments or characteristic portions thereof. The present invention further provides various therapeutic and/or diagnostic methods of using anti-fPSA antibodies and/or compositions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2012
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Applicant: MEMORIAL SLOAN KETTERING CANCER CENTER
    Inventors: Charles Sawyers, David Ulmert, Jason Lewis, Michael Evans, Hans Lija
  • Patent number: 8853369
    Abstract: The invention provides anti-Axl antibodies and methods of using the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Genentech, Inc.
    Inventors: Lin Pei, Yan Wu, Xiaofen Ye
  • Patent number: 8853364
    Abstract: PSCA and its encoded protein, and variants thereof, are described wherein PSCA exhibits tissue specific expression in normal adult tissue, and is aberrantly expressed in the cancers listed in Table I. Consequently, PSCA provides a diagnostic, prognostic, prophylactic and/or therapeutic target for cancer. The PSCA gene or fragment thereof, or its encoded protein, or variants thereof, or a fragment thereof, can be used to elicit a humoral or cellular immune response; antibodies or T cells reactive with PSCA can be used in active or passive immunization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Agensys, Inc.
    Inventors: Wangmao Ge, Pia M. Challita-Eid, Arthur B. Raitano, Aya Jakobovits
  • Patent number: 8846873
    Abstract: The present invention provides fully human monoclonal antibodies that specifically bind to GPNMB, and uses thereof. Nucleotide sequences encoding, and amino acid sequences comprising, heavy and light chain immunoglobulin molecules, particularly sequences corresponding to contiguous heavy and light chain sequences spanning the framework regions and/or complementarity determining regions (CDRs) are provided. The present invention also provides immunoconjugates comprising anti-GPNMB antibodies and methods of using such immunoconjugates. The present invention further provides bi-specific antibodies comprising an anti-GPNMB antibody component and an anti-CD3 component, and methods of using such bispecific antibodies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignees: Celldex Therapeutics, Inc., Amgen Fremont, Inc.
    Inventors: Feng Xiao, Xiao-Chi Jia, Meina Liang, Orit Foord, Scott Klakamp, Kam Fai Tse, Vincent A. Pollack, Luca Rastelli, John Herrmann, Henri Lichenstein, Michael Jeffers, William LaRochelle, Gulshan Ara, Peter Mezes, Andrei Chapoval, Cyrus Karkaria, Michael Torgov, Juan Davagnino
  • Patent number: 8846041
    Abstract: The invention provides anti-LRP6 antibodies and methods of using the same. A particular aspect of the invention provides for bispecific anti-LRP6 antibodies that inhibit signaling by multiple Wnt isoforms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Genentech, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric Bourhis, Tim Cao, Rick Carano, Andrea Cochran, Mike Costa, Venita DeAlmeida, James Ernst, Yan Gong, Rami Hannoush, Paul Polakis, Bonnee Rubinfeld, Mark Solloway, Yan Wu
  • Patent number: 8822648
    Abstract: An anti-CEA scFv having an uncleaved Pel B leader sequence is surprisingly stable and is highly specific for CEA and CEACAM1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignees: Instituto Superiore di Sanita, Diatheva s.r.l.
    Inventors: Maurizio Cianfriglia, Michela Flego, Alessandro Ascione, Valentina Fiori, Sabrina Domicini, Alessandra Mallano, Diego Moricoli, Silvia Zamboni
  • Patent number: 8815242
    Abstract: The invention is drawn to a composition comprising an isolated mixture of cytotoxic anti-CD20 antibody molecules produced in a transgenic avian. The antibody molecules have a heavy chain and a light chain whose amino acid sequences set forth in SEQ ID NOs: 4 and 5 and exhibit an increased level of cytotoxicity as compared to anti-CD20 antibody molecules produced in CHO cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Synageva BioPharma Corp.
    Inventor: Alex J. Harvey
  • Patent number: 8815240
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods of diagnosing, and methods of treating, hepatocellular carcinoma in a subject. The invention also relates to antagonists of PLVAP proteins, such as antibodies that specifically bind PLVAP proteins, as well as compositions and kits comprising antagonists of PLVAP proteins. The invention further relates to humanized antibodies that specifically bind PLVAP protein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: China Synthetic Rubber Corporation
    Inventors: Kuo-Jang Kao, Andrew T. Huang
  • Publication number: 20140234867
    Abstract: Isolated antibodies specifically binding to heterodimers of the Bcl-2 family and uses thereof for detecting presence of Bcl-2 heterodimers in a patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2014
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Applicant: Eutropics Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael H. Cardone, Anthony G. Letai
  • Publication number: 20140227286
    Abstract: AnnexinA2 (ANXA2), a member of the Annexin family of calcium-dependent, phospholipid binding proteins, is one of a panel of identified antigens recognized by the post-vaccination sera of patients who demonstrated prolonged disease-free survival following multiple vaccinations. AnnexinA2 is abundantly expressed in pancreatic adenocarcinomas and cell surface/membrane AnnexinA2 increases with the progression from premalignant lesions to invasive pancreatic adenocarcinomas. The cytoplasmic to cell surface translocation of AnnexinA2 expression is critical for pancreatic cancer cell invasion. In addition, phosphorylation of AnnexinA2 at Tyrosine 23 is important for its localization to the cell surface and for the invasion of pancreatic cancer cells. Finally, loss of AnnexinA2 leads to the loss of the Epithelial-Mesenchymal Transition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2014
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Applicant: The Johns Hopkins University
    Inventors: Elizabeth Marion JAFFEE, Lanqing HUANG, Lei ZHENG
  • Patent number: 8802103
    Abstract: Monoclonal antibodies that specifically bind to an extracellular domain of human Jagged 1 and inhibit growth of a tumor comprising cancer stem cells are described. Also described is a method of treating cancer that comprises administering a therapeutically effective amount of a monoclonal anti-Jagged 1 antibody.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: OncoMed Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
    Inventors: Austin Gurney, Timothy Hoey, Sanjeev Satyal, Maureen Fitch Bruhns
  • Publication number: 20140199242
    Abstract: Novel antibodies for the detection and/or treatment of a cancer (e.g., a pancreatic cancer or an ovarian cancer) are provided. In certain embodiments the antibodies bind a region of the MUC4 protein that does not comprise the central tandem repeat (TR) domain of MUC4. Certain antibodies bind to the MUC4 peptide fragment MUC4-?-N-Ter and/or to the MUC4 peptide fragment MUC4-?-C-Ter. Chimeric constructs comprising such antibodies are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2012
    Publication date: July 17, 2014
    Applicant: BOARD OF REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA
    Inventors: Surinder K. Batra, Maneesh Jain, Moorthy P. Ponnusamy
  • Patent number: 8779100
    Abstract: The invention provides therapeutic anti-beta7 antibodies, compositions comprising, and methods of using these antibodies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Genentech, Inc.
    Inventors: Sherman Fong, Mark S. Dennis
  • Publication number: 20140193432
    Abstract: The present invention provides: antibodies specifically reacting against hDlk-1 and having anti-tumor activity in vivo (anti-hDlk-1 antibodies, and in particular, humanized anti-hDlk-1 antibodies); fragments of the antibodies; hybridomas that produce the antibodies; a complex of the antibody or antibody fragment and an agent; a pharmaceutical composition, a tumor therapeutic agent, a tumor diagnostic agent and an agent for inducing apoptosis in tumor cells, each of which comprises the aforementioned antibody or the like; a method for treating tumor, a method for detecting tumor, a method for inducing apoptosis in tumor cells, a kit for detecting and/or diagnosing tumor and a kit for inducing apoptosis in tumor cells, each of which comprises the use of the aforementioned antibody or the like; etc.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2013
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Applicant: LIVTECH, INC.
    Inventors: Koji NAKAMURA, Hiroyuki YANAI, Toru KANKE, Naoya TSURUSHITA, Shankar KUMAR
  • Patent number: 8765124
    Abstract: Protein formulations containing a poloxamer as a surfactant, and methods for maintaining the biological activity in protein formulations without adding an antioxidant and for inhibiting the formation of foreign insoluble matters by adding a poloxamer as a surfactant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Chugai Seiyaku Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Akihiko Saito, Eiichi Miyauchi
  • Patent number: 8765919
    Abstract: The invention provides compositions and methods for detecting and/or modulating TOX3 gene expression and/or biological activity. Such compositions and methods find utility in the detection and/or treatment of certain subsets of cancers, e.g. breast cancer. In particular, the inventive compositions and methods are drawn to production and use of anti-TOX3 antibodies and TOX3 nucleic acids for both detection and modulation of TOX3. The invention also provides for pharmaceutical compositions and methods for the modulation of TOX3 in a subject in need thereof. Further aspects of the invention relate to transgenic mice that either over-express or inducibly express TOX3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
    Inventor: Jonathan Kaye
  • Publication number: 20140179904
    Abstract: The present invention provides methods for purifying proteins. In particular, the methods employ a two-step non-affinity chromatography process without the use of an in-process tangential flow filtration step.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2014
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Applicant: Medarex, L.L.C.
    Inventors: Alahari Arunakumari, Gisela Maria Marques Ferreira
  • Patent number: 8759495
    Abstract: Anti-5T4 antibodies, anti-5T4 antibody/drug conjugates, and methods for preparing and using the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Wyeth LLC
    Inventors: Erwin R. Boghaert, Nitin K. Damle, Philip Ross Hamann, Kiran Khandke, Arthur Kunz, Kimberly A. Marquette, Lioudmila Tchistiakova, Davinder Gill, Kodangattil R. Sreekumar
  • Publication number: 20140170241
    Abstract: Methods for diagnosing and treating a cancer or a tumor in a patient are provided. The methods can comprise the steps of obtaining a biological sample from the patient and analyzing the sample for the presence or absence of Coiled Coil Helix Cristae Morphology 1 protein (CHCM1). A patient is diagnosed with cancer or a tumor provided that CHCM1 is overexpressed. The diagnosed patient is treated by administering a cancer or tumor treatment. The methods can also comprise the steps of obtaining a sample of cancer or tumor cells from the patient, determining a level of CHCM1 expression in the sample of cancer or tumor cells, and administering to the patient a compound for reducing the expression of CHCM1 or for blocking or inhibiting function of CHCM1.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2013
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Applicant: The Research Foundation of State University of New York
    Inventors: M. Saeed Sheikh, Ying Huang, Jie An
  • Patent number: 8753640
    Abstract: The technology described herein relates to antibodies and/or polypeptides which bind to MIC and inhibit MIC shedding. Methods of using such antibodies and/or polypeptides for the treatment of cancer are also described herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignee: University of Washington Through Its Center For Commercialization
    Inventor: Jennifer D. Wu
  • Publication number: 20140161814
    Abstract: This invention provides a composition comprising an effective amount of monoclonal antibody 8H9 or a derivative thereof and a suitable carrier. This invention provides a pharmaceutical composition comprising an effective amount of monoclonal antibody 8H9 or a derivative thereof and a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier. This invention also provides an antibody other than the monoclonal antibody 8H9 comprising the complementary determining regions of monoclonal antibody 8H9 or a derivative thereof, capable of binding to the same antigen as the monoclonal antibody 8H9. This invention provides a substance capable of competitively inhibiting the binding of monoclonal antibody 8H9. This invention also provides an isolated scFv of monoclonal antibody 8H9 or a derivative thereof. This invention also provides the 8H9 antigen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2013
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Applicant: SLOAN-KETTERING INSTITUTE FOR CANCER RESEARCH
    Inventor: Nai-Kong V. CHEUNG
  • Publication number: 20140155583
    Abstract: Isolated monoclonal antibodies or an antigen binding portion thereof which bind to prostate specific membrane antigen in its native form occurring on the surface of tumor cells characterized in that it is linked to a label or a cytotoxic agent or constructed as a part of a bispecific antibody or a recombinant diabody.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2013
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Applicant: UNIVERSITÄTSKLINIKUM FREIBURG
    Inventors: Ursula Elsässer-Beile, Philipp Wolf, Dorothee Gierschner, Patrick Bühler, Ulrich Wetterauer
  • Patent number: 8741586
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of diagnosis and therapy of cancers expressing the HER2 receptor. The invention provides antibodies or fragments thereof that recognise an epitope of the HER2 receptor truncated form CTF-611, said epitope being defined by a sequence included in SEQ ID NO: 2, and that are capable of discriminating between CTF-611 and CTF-616 (represented by SEQ ID NO:7), preferably additionally capable of discriminating between CTF-611 and CTF-613 (represented by SEQ ID NO:6). The invention also provides a method of cancer diagnosis using the disclosed antibodies, which comprises the detection of the presence of the HER2 receptor truncated form consisting of the amino acid sequence SEQ ID NO: 1 in a patient sample.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignees: Fundacio Privada Institucio Catalana de Recerca i Estudis Avancats, Fundacio Privada Institut d'Investigacio Oncologica de vall d'Hebron
    Inventors: Joaquin Arribas Lopez, Kim Pedersen, Pier-Davide Angellini, Josep Lluis Parra Palau, Jose Baselga Torres
  • Publication number: 20140141454
    Abstract: An anti-EpCAM monoclonal antibody is provided which specifically recognizes an epitope different from the epitope which conventionally known anti-EpCAM monoclonal antibodies recognize (the N-terminal EGF-like domain). Also provided is a hybridoma which is capable of producing such monoclonal antibody, and a method for detecting CTC using such monoclonal antibody and a kit for detecting CTC, which is used for the method. The present application provides a monoclonal antibody to the human epithelial cell adhesion molecule (EpCAM) as a solution for the above problem, wherein the monoclonal antibody to the human epithelial cell adhesion molecule (EpCAM) specifically reacts with the CP region of the human epithelial cell adhesion molecule (EpCAM) and is produced by a hybridoma with accession No. NITE BP-1449.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2013
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Applicant: Nihon Kohden Corporation
    Inventors: Yutaka Nagai, Masashi Takao