ENZO BIOCHEM, INC.
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|20130172332||COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR BONE FORMATION AND MODELING - The present disclosure is directed to methods of identifying a compound that binds to or interacts with a protein receptor involved in bone formation. Specifically, the disclosure is directed to methods of identifying a compound that regulates a Wnt pathway in a cell by binding to or interacting with cavities in proteins such as LRP5, LRP 6 and/or frizzled receptor and interfering with receptor binding to other proteins in a Wnt pathway. The present disclosure is further directed to methods and compositions that comprise an identified compound for treating or preventing a disease in a mammal in which Wnt pathway suppression plays a role.||07-04-2013|
|20130115651||FLUORESCENT DYES - The present invention provides dyes and labeled reagents that may be used in the detection or quantification of desirable target molecules, such as proteins, nucleic acids and cellular organelles. Dyes are provided that may be used free in solution where the binding of the dye to the target molecule provides signal generation. Dyes provided in this invention can comprise reactive groups that may be used to attach the dyes to probes that will bind to desirable target molecules. The novel dyes of the present invention have been substituted with specific groups to provide beneficial properties.||05-09-2013|
|20120252007||OPTIMIZED REAL TIME NUCLEIC ACID DETECTION PROCESSES - This invention provides for compositions for use in real time nucleic acid detection processes. Such real time nucleic acid detection processes are carried out with energy transfer elements attached to nucleic acid primers, nucleotides, nucleic acid probes or nucleic acid binding agents. Real time nucleic acid detection allows for the qualitative or quantitative detection or determination of single-stranded or double-stranded nucleic acids of interest in a sample. Other processes are provided by this invention including processes for removing a portion of a homopolymeric sequence, e.g., poly A sequence or tail, from an analyte or library of analytes. Compositions useful in carrying out such removal processes are also described and provided. Paneling and multiplex analyses of more than one nucleic acid analyte using one sample are also provided.||10-04-2012|
|20120071399||SULFATION OF WNT PATHWAY PROTEINS - Provided is a composition comprising a peptide comprising amino acids and/or amino acid analogs comprising a continuous sequence of a sclerostin fragment comprising Tyr43 or Tyr213. Also provided is a composition comprising a peptide comprising less than about 75 amino acids and/or amino acid analogs including an amino acid or amino acid analog capable of being sulfated, where the composition is capable of inhibiting sclerostin binding to an LRP. Further provided is a composition comprising a peptide comprising less than about 75 amino acids and/or amino acid analogs including an amino acid or amino acid analog capable of being post-translationally sulfated, where the composition is capable of inhibiting binding of a protein ligand comprising a sulfation site to its binding partner. Additionally provided is a method of enhancing a Wnt signaling pathway comprising contacting an LRP5/6 receptor in the Wnt signaling pathway with either of the above-described compositions that comprise a sequence of a sclerostin fragment or is capable of inhibiting sclerostin binding to an LRP, where the tyrosine or tyrosine analog is not sulfated, in a manner sufficient to enhance the Wnt signaling pathway. Further provided is a method of treating a subject having a disease exacerbated by inhibition of a Wnt signaling pathway comprising administering either of the above-described compositions that comprise a sequence of a sclerostin fragment or is capable of inhibiting sclerostin binding to an LRP, where the tyrosine or tyrosine analog is not sulfated, to the subject in a manner sufficient to reduce the inhibition of the Wnt signaling pathway. Also, a method of inhibiting binding of a protein ligand comprising a sulfation site to its binding partner is provided. The method comprises adding the above-described composition that is capable of inhibiting binding of a protein ligand to its binding partner to the protein ligand and its binding partner in a manner sufficient to inhibit binding of the protein ligand to its binding partner.||03-22-2012|
|20120064577||Mutant T7 polymerases - Provided are mutant polymerases that comprise a deletion of at least four amino acids among the amino acids at positions corresponding to 167-174 of SEQ ID NO:1. Also provided are mutant polymerases having greater resistance to 30 mM NaCl, 7.5 mM phosphate, or 20 μg/ml single stranded DNA than a wild-type T7 RNA polymerase having SEQ ID NO:1 or a wild-type T3 RNA polymerase having SEQ ID NO:3. Nucleic acids comprising a nucleotide sequence encoding any of the above mutant polymerases are also provided, as are vectors comprising those nucleic acids and host cells transformed with the vectors Additionally, methods of amplifying mRNA using the mutant polymerases described herein are also provided. Further, compositions comprising any of the mutant polymerases described herein, and a reagent at a concentration that is inhibitory to wild-type T7 RNA polymerase is provided.||03-15-2012|
|20100273145||ASSAY METHOD UTILIZING POLYNUCLEOTIDE SEQUENCES - A method of detecting in a sample an analyte (A) having a molecularly recognizable portion thereon, which comprises: providing (B) a molecular bridging entity having thereon: (i) a portion capable of recognizing the molecularly recognizable portion on the analyte; and (ii) a portion comprising a polynucleotide sequence; and (C) a signalling entity having thereon: (i) a polynucleotide portion capable of annealing to the polynucleotide portion of the bridging entity, thereby to form a stable polynucleotide hybrid, and (ii) a signal generating portion; forming a complex comprising: (1) the analyte (A) complexed through its molecularly recognizable portion to (2) the recognizing portion of the entity (B); the entity (B) being complexed through the polynucleotide portion thereon to (3) the polynucleotide portion of the signalling entity; and detecting a signal by means of the signal generating portion present in the complex.||10-28-2010|
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