|CYTOGENIX, INC. Patent applications|
|Patent application number||Title||Published|
|20080312173||Treatment of HSV-related pathologies using plasmids that make ssDNA - A composition for treatment of HSV-related pathologies including an expression vector for altering expression of a target sequence in an HSV-infected cell by production of single-stranded cDNA (ssDNA) in the cell in vivo suspended for topical application to an affected site in a suitable delivery vehicle. The expression vector is comprised of a cassette comprising a sequence of interest, an inverted tandem repeat, and a primer binding site 3′ to the inverted tandem repeat, and a reverse transcriptase/RNAse H coding gene, and is transfected into the infected cells for inhibition of HSV replication. The resulting ssDNA binds to the target sequence to alter expression of the target sequence for such purposes as gene activation or inactivation using duplex or triplex binding of nucleic acids, site-directed mutagenesis, interruption of cellular function by binding to specific cellular proteins, or interfering with RNA splicing functions.||12-18-2008|
|20080305142||Cell Free Biosynthesis of High-Quality Nucleic Acid and Uses Thereof - The invention provides an improved cell free amplification method capable of producing large quantities of therapeutic-quality nucleic acids and methods of using the synthesized nucleic acid in research, therapeutic and other applications—The methods combine several different state-of-the-art procedures and coordinate their applications to affordably synthesize nucleic acids for therapeutic purposes. It combines in vitro rolling circle amplification, high fidelity polymerases, high affinity primers, and streamlined template specifically designed for particular applications. For expression purposes, the templates contain an expression cassette including a eukaryotic promoter, the coding sequence for the gene of interest, and a eukaryotic termination sequence. Following amplification, concatamers are subsequently processed according to their intended use and may include: restriction enzyme digestion for the production of short expression cassettes (SECs); ligation steps to circularize the SEC (CNAs); and/or supercoiling steps to produce sCNAs. The final product contains nearly non-detectable levels of bacterial endotoxin.||12-11-2008|
|20080206154||Single-Stranded Antimicrobial Oligonucleotides and Uses Thereof - The current invention is directed to oligonucleotide sequences isolated from a sequence designated rbl-1 [SEQ ID NO. 19] that either kill or inhibit growth, or prevent the production of endogenously expressed toxin, of microorganisms. These ssDNA sequences, identified through use of a screening method, appear to act as modulators of essential growth functions which may act at the level of triplex formation, antisense inhibition, or as aptamers that alter gene function. The sequences, referred to as minimum functional regions, or MFRs, are useful inter alia as therapeutic agents for treatment of sepsis and other pathologies caused by microorganisms such as sepsis and/or in which microorganisms are contributory agents.||08-28-2008|
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