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20090214422 DNA encoding a novel RG1 polypeptide - The present invention relates to novel human extracellular matrix polypeptides, designated RG1, polynucleotides encoding the polypeptides, methods for producing the polypeptides, expression vectors and genetically engineered host cells for expression of the polypeptides. The invention further relates to antibodies directed against the polypeptides and to methods for using the polynucleotides, and polypeptides, and antibodies in research, diagnosis, and therapeutic applications.08-27-2009
20090214420Method of Diagnosis and Treatment and Agents Useful for Same - The present invention relates generally to a method of screening for the level of neoplastic cell death in a subject. More particularly, the present invention provides a method of screening for the level of neoplastic cell death by detecting the level of expression of telomerase protein and/or gene by dead cells in said subject or in a biological sample derived from said subject. The method of the present invention is useful in a range of applications including, but not limited to, assessing a neoplastic condition, monitoring the progression of such a condition, assessing the effectiveness of a therapeutic agent or therapeutic regime and predicting the likelihood of a subject either progressing to a more advanced disease state or entering a remissive state. The present invention also provides diagnostic agents useful for detecting telomerase protein and/or nucleic acid molecules.08-27-2009
20090324491Diagnosis and Treatment of Cancer Using Anti-EREG Antibody - Methods that entail detection of an epiregulin (EREG) protein for cancer diagnosis are disclosed. In colon cancer, lung adenocarcinoma, pancreatic cancer, stomach cancer, and kidney cancer, the gene and protein expressions of EREG were frequently found to be elevated. Antibodies that recognize an EREG protein are used for diagnosing or treating cancer in the present invention. Pharmaceutical compositions, cell proliferation inhibitors, and anticancer agents containing an EREG-binding antibody as an active ingredient are also disclosed. Methods of inducing cell damage in EREG-expressing cells and methods of suppressing the proliferation of EREG-expressing cells by contacting the EREG-expressing cells with EREG-binding antibodies are also disclosed.12-31-2009
20120171115IMMUNO-CONJUGATES AND METHODS FOR PRODUCING THEM - The present invention provides an isolated protein comprising an immunoglobulin variable region comprising at least two cysteine residues positioned within framework region (FR) 2 and/or at least two cysteine residues positioned within framework region (FR3), wherein if at least two of the cysteine residues in FR2 and/or FR3 are not conjugated to a compound then an intra-framework disulphide bond is capable of forming between the cysteine residues. Preferably the protein comprises an immunoglobulin heavy chain variable region (V07-05-2012
20090068097METHOD FOR NON-INVASIVE DETECTION AND TREATMENT OF CEREBRAL ANEURYSMS - Described herein is a method for non-invasive detection and treatment of intra-cranial aneurysms. Antibodies are provided to specifically react/bind with antigens of the cerebral aneurism wall. The antibodies may be bound to a label and/or to a therapeutic agent for diagnosis and/or for treatment purposes thereof. Intra-cranial aneurysms are thus non-invasively detected before rupture occurs and are specifically treated.03-12-2009
20080260636STABILIZATION OF RADIONUCLIDE-CONTAINING COMPOSITIONS - Described are methods for stabilizing radionuclide-containing compositions against degradation caused by free radicals generated from the radionuclide. Iodide ions stabilize the radionuclide-containing compositions by acting as scavengers to generated free radicals, thus, preventing or lessening degradation therefrom. Among the preferred radionuclide-containing compositions to be stabilized are complexes of a complexing agent with a radionuclide complexed therewith, such as a diagnostic agent having a specific binding peptide linked to a metal ion-complexing moiety which is complexed with a radionuclide, such as technetium-99m (Tc-99m). Also included in the invention are compositions of radionuclide-containing compounds or complexes with iodide or an iodide ion-providing component, compositions of compounds or complexing agents that will be associated with a radionuclide and kits containing any combination of radionuclides, radionuclide generators, complexing agents or compounds which are associated with or will be associated with radionuclides and iodide or iodide-providing components.10-23-2008
20080260634Diagnostic Use of Endothelin Etb Receptor Agonists and Eta Receptor Antagonists in Tumor Imaging - Methods of imaging tumors are disclosed. The methods utilize an endothelin ET10-23-2008
20100055034Human Anti-Folate Receptor Alpha Antibodies and Antibody Fragments for the Radioimmunotherapy of Ovarian Carcinoma - Antibody or fragment thereof, which specifically binds to folate receptor-alpha (FRα), wherein said antibody or fragment thereof comprises a light chain whose variable region comprises at least one of the following amino acid sequences:03-04-2010
20110195023Internalizing Anti-CD74 Antibodies and Methods of Use - The present invention provides humanized, chimeric and human anti-CD74 antibodies, CD74 antibody fusion proteins, immunoconjugates, vaccines and bispecific that bind to CD74, the major histocompatibility complex (MHC) class-II invariant chain, Ii, which is useful for the treatment and diagnosis of B-cell disorders, such as B-cell malignancies, other malignancies in which the cells are reactive with CD74, and autoimmune diseases, and methods of treatment and diagnosis.08-11-2011
20110195022CD20 ANTIBODIES AND USES THEREOF - CD20 is a transmembrane protein of the tetra-spanin family expressed on the surface of B-cells and has been found on B-cells from peripheral blood as well as lymphoid tissues. CD20 expression persists from the early pre-B cell stage until the plasma cell differentiation stage. Conversely, it is not found on hematopoietic stem cells, pro-B cells, differentiated plasma cells or non-lymphoid tissues. In addition to expression in normal B-cells, CD20 is expressed in B-cell derived malignancies such as non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL) and B-cell chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). CD20 expressing cells are known to play a role in other diseases and disorders, including inflammation. The present invention includes anti-CD20 antibodies, forms and fragments, having superior physical and functional properties; immunoconjugates, compositions, diagnostic reagents, methods for inhibiting growth, therapeutic methods, improved antibodies and cell lines; and polynucleotides, vectors and genetic constructs encoding same.08-11-2011
20110195021CD20 ANTIBODIES AND USES THEREOF - CD20 is a transmembrane protein of the tetra-spanin family expressed on the surface of B-cells and has been found on B-cells from peripheral blood as well as lymphoid tissues. CD20 expression persists from the early pre-B cell stage until the plasma cell differentiation stage. Conversely, it is not found on hematopoietic stem cells, pro-B cells, differentiated plasma cells or non-lymphoid tissues. In addition to expression in normal B-cells, CD20 is expressed in B-cell derived malignancies such as non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL) and B-cell chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). CD20 expressing cells are known to play a role in other diseases and disorders, including inflammation. The present invention includes anti-CD20 antibodies, forms and fragments, having superior physical and functional properties; immunoconjugates, compositions, diagnostic reagents, methods for inhibiting growth, therapeutic methods, improved antibodies and cell lines; and polynucleotides, vectors and genetic constructs encoding same.08-11-2011
20110195020Methods and Compositions for Generating Bioactive Assemblies of Increased Complexity and Uses - The present invention concerns methods and compositions for making and using bioactive assemblies of defined compositions, which may have multiple functionalities and/or binding specificities. In particular embodiments, the bioactive assembly is formed using dock-and-lock (DNL) methodology, which takes advantage of the specific binding interaction between dimerization and docking domains (DDD) and anchoring domains (AD) to form the assembly. In various embodiments, one or more effectors may be attached to a DDD or AD sequence. Complementary AD or DDD sequences may be attached to an adaptor module that forms the core of the bioactive assembly, allowing formation of the assembly through the specific DDD/AD binding interactions. Such assemblies may be attached to a wide variety of effector moieties for treatment, detection and/or diagnosis of a disease, pathogen infection or other medical or veterinary condition.08-11-2011
20110195019NUCLEIC ACIDS AND CORRESPONDING PROTEINS ENTITLED 251P5G2 USEFUL IN TREATMENT AND DETECTION OF CANCER - A novel gene 251P5G2 and its encoded protein, and variants thereof, are described wherein 251P5G2 exhibits tissue specific expression in normal adult tissue, and is aberrantly expressed in the cancers listed in Table I. Consequently, 251P5G2 provides a diagnostic, prognostic, prophylactic and/or therapeutic target for cancer. The 251P5G2 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 251P5G2 can be used in active or passive immunization.08-11-2011
20090191120CANCEROUS DISEASE MODIFYING ANTIBODIES - The present invention relates to a method for producing cancerous disease modifying antibodies using a novel paradigm of screening. By segregating the anti-cancer antibodies using cancer cell cytotoxicity as an end point, the process makes possible the production of anti-cancer antibodies for therapeutic and diagnostic purposes. The antibodies can be used in aid of staging and diagnosis of a cancer, and can be used to treat primary tumors and tumor metastases. The anti-cancer antibodies can be conjugated to toxins, enzymes, radioactive compounds, and hematogenous cells.07-30-2009
20090191119CANCEROUS DISEASE MODIFYING ANTIBODIES - The present invention relates to a method for producing cancerous disease modifying antibodies using a novel paradigm of screening. By segregating the anti-cancer antibodies using cancer cell cytotoxicity as an end point, the process makes possible the production of anti-cancer antibodies for therapeutic and diagnostic purposes. The antibodies can be used in aid of staging and diagnosis of a cancer, and can be used to treat primary tumors and tumor metastases. The anti-cancer antibodies can be conjugated to toxins, enzymes, radioactive compounds, and hematogenous cells.07-30-2009
20090191118Cytotoxicity mediation of cells evidencing surface expression of TROP-2 - The present invention relates to a method for producing cancerous disease modifying antibodies using a novel paradigm of screening. By segregating the anti-cancer antibodies using cancer cell cytotoxicity as an end point, the process makes possible the production of anti-cancer antibodies for therapeutic and diagnostic purposes. The antibodies can be used in aid of staging and diagnosis of a cancer, and can be used to treat primary tumors and tumor metastases. The anti-cancer antibodies can be conjugated to toxins, enzymes, radioactive compounds, cytokines, interferons, target or reporter moieties and hematogenous cells.07-30-2009
20100074841Compositions Against Cancer Antigen LIV-1 and Uses Thereof - Described herein are methods and compositions that can be used for diagnosis and treatment of cancer.03-25-2010
20130078182Structural Variants of Antibodies for Improved Therapeutic Characteristics - Substituted humanized, chimeric or human anti-CD20 antibodies or antigen binding fragments and bispecific antibodies or fusion proteins comprising the substituted antibodies or antigen binding fragments are disclosed. They are useful for treatment of B-cell disorders, such as B-cell malignancies and autoimmune diseases, as well as GVHD, organ transplant rejection, and hemolytic anemia and cryoglobulinemia. Substitution of an aspartate residue at Kabat position 101 of CDR3 V03-28-2013
20120183473ACTIVE INGREDIENT AND METHOD FOR TESTING AN ACTIVE INGREDIENT - A therapeutically active ingredient is administered to the human or animal body. The active ingredient contains an α-hydroxy acid, an α-amino acid, a peptide or a protein, the component being radiolabeled with 07-19-2012
20120183472IMMUNOTHERAPY OF B-CELL MALIGNANCIES USING ANTI-CD22 ANTIBODIES - B-cell malignancies, such as the B-cell subtype of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and chronic lymphocytic leukemia, are significant contributors to cancer mortality. The response of B-cell malignancies to various forms of treatment is mixed. Traditional methods of treating B-cell malignancies, including chemotherapy and radiotherapy, have limited utility due to toxic side effects. Immunotherapy with anti-CD20 antibodies have also provided limited success. The use of antibodies that bind with the CD22 or CD19 antigen, however, provides an effective means to treat B-cell malignancies such as indolent and aggressive forms of B-cell lymphomas, and acute and chronic forms of lymphatic leukemias. Moreover, immunotherapy with anti-CD22 and/or anti-CD19 antibodies requires comparatively low doses of antibody protein, and can be used effectively in multimodal therapies.07-19-2012
20130084243IGF-1R SPECIFIC ANTIBODIES USEFUL IN THE DETECTION AND DIAGNOSIS OF CELLULAR PROLIFERATIVE DISORDERS - The present invention relates to mammalian antibodies, designated 12B1 and antigen-binding portions thereof that specifically bind to insulin-like growth factor I receptor (IGF-IR), preferably human IGF-IR. Also included are chimeric, bispecific, derivatized, single chain antibodies derived from the antibodies disclosed herein. Nucleic acid molecules encoding the mammalian antibodies as well as methods of use thereof are also disclosed. Also included are pharmaceutical compositions comprising these antibodies and methods of using the antibodies and compositions thereof for treatment and diagnosis of pathological hyperproliferative oncogenic disorders associated with expression of IGf-1R.04-04-2013
20130034493METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR MODULATION OF OLFML3 MEDIATED ANGIOGENESIS - The present invention relates to antibodies against specific domains of Olfml3 and the use of such in angiogenesis. In particular aspects, angiogenesis-related conditions, such as cancer, can be treated by the composition comprising the Olfml3 antagonists.02-07-2013
20130078183Multiple Signaling Pathways Induced by Hexavalent, Monospecific and Bispecific Antibodies for Enhanced Toxicity to B-Cell Lymphomas and Other Diseases - Disclosed herein are compositions and methods of use comprising hexavalent DNL complexes. Preferably, the complexes comprise anti-CD20 and/or anti-CD22 antibodies or fragments thereof. More preferably, the anti-CD20 antibody is veltuzumab and the anti-CD22 antibody is epratuzumab. Administration of the subject hexavalent DNL complexes induces apoptosis and cell death of target cells in diseases such as B-cell lymphomas or leukemias, autoimmune disease or immune dysfunction disease. In most preferred embodiments, the DNL complexes increase levels of phosphorylated p38 and PTEN, decrease levels of phosphorylated Lyn, Akt, ERK, IKKα/β and IκBα, increase expression of RKIP and Bax and decrease expression of Mcl-1, Bcl-xL, Bcl-2, and phospho-BAD in target cells. The subject DNL complexes show EC03-28-2013
20130039850HETEROLOGOUS ANTIBODIES WHICH BIND HUMAN CD4 - The invention relates to transgenic non-human animals capable of producing high affinity human sequence antibodies. The invention is also directed to human sequence antibodies specific for human antigens, such as, human CD4. The invention is also directed to methods for producing human sequence antibodies.02-14-2013
20130039852METHODS OF TARGETING CELLS FOR DIAGNOSIS AND THERAPY - Methods of making bispecific binding complexes and nanopolymers coupled to detection and/or therapeutic agents are disclosed. Also disclosed are methods of using such bispecific binding complexes and nanopolymers for detecting and treating cells.02-14-2013
20130039851Stabilizing Alkylglycoside Compositions and Methods Thereof - The present invention relates to alkylglycoside-containing compositions and methods for increasing the stability, reducing the aggregation and immunogenicity, increasing the biological activity, and reducing or preventing fibrillar formation of a peptide, polypeptide, or variant thereof, for example parathyroid hormone (PTH) or PTH analogs, amylin, a monoclonal antibody, insulin, Peptide T or analog thereof, gastrin, gastrin releasing peptides, gastrin releasing peptide-like (GRP) proteins, epidermal growth factor or analog thereof.02-14-2013
20130039849ADENOCARCINOMA SPECIFIC ANTIBODY SAM-6, AND USES THEREOF - The present invention features a polypeptide, such as an antibody produced by the hybridoma SAM-6 and its use in the treatment and diagnosis of neoplasms.02-14-2013
20100098627PROTEINS - The present invention provides methods and compositions for treatment, prevention, diagnosis and monitoring of colorectal cancer, kidney cancer, lung cancer and/or pancreatic cancer in particular relating to a polypeptide OGTA066.04-22-2010
20090162279Oligonucleotide or Its Functional Homologue, a Composition Comprising the Same and a Method of Treating B Cell Neoplasm - The invention provides an oligonucleotide with a sequence of SEQ ID NO: 1 or its functional homolgue, a composition comprising the same and a method for treating B cell neoplasm by using the oligonucleotide or its functional homologue or the composition comprising the oligonucleotide. The oligonulceotide induces the apoptosis of B cell neoplastic cells, up-regulates CD40 on B cell neoplastic cells and stimulates the production of IL-10 from B cell neoplastic cells.06-25-2009
20100047166ANTIBODIES AND RELATED MOLECULES THAT BIND TO 58P1D12 PROTEINS - Antibodies and molecules derived therefrom that bind to 58P1D12 protein and variants thereof, are described wherein 58P1D12 exhibits tissue specific expression in normal adult tissue, and is aberrantly expressed in the cancers listed in Table I. Consequently, 58P1D12 provides a diagnostic, prognostic, prophylactic and/or therapeutic target for cancer. The 58P1D12 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 58P1D12 can be used in active or passive immunization.02-25-2010
20100111852Anti-Claudin 3 Monoclonal Antibody and Treatment and Diagnosis of Cancer Using the Same - Monoclonal antibodies that bind specifically to Claudin 3 expressed on cell surface are provided. The antibodies of the present invention are useful for diagnosis of cancers that have enhanced expression of Claudin 3, such as ovarian cancer, prostate cancer, breast cancer, uterine cancer, liver cancer, lung cancer, pancreatic cancer, stomach cancer, bladder cancer, and colon cancer. The present invention provides monoclonal antibodies showing cytotoxic effects against cells of these cancers. Methods for inducing cell injury in Claudin 3-expressing cells and methods for suppressing proliferation of Claudin 3-expressing cells by contacting Claudin 3-expressing cells with a Claudin 3-binding antibody are disclosed. The present application also discloses methods for diagnosis or treatment of cancers.05-06-2010
20100104509HUMAN ANTIBODIES THAT BIND CD19 AND USES THEREOF - Human monoclonal antibodies that specifically bind to CD19 with high affinity are disclosed The antibodies are capable of internalizing into CD19-expressing cells or are capable of mediating antigen dependent cellular cytotoxicity Nucleic acid molecules encoding the antibodies, expression vectors, host cells and methods for expressing the antibodies are also provided Antibody-partner molecule conjugates, bispecific molecules and pharmaceutical compositions comprising the antibodies are also provided Also provided are methods for detecting CD19, as well as methods for treating cancers, such as B cell malignancies, for example, non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, chronic lymphocytic leukemias, follicular lymphomas, diffuse large cell lymphomas of B lineage, and multiple myelomas using an anti-CD 19 anti-body04-29-2010
20100104510SELENOCYSTEINE MEDIATED HYBRID ANTIBODY MOLECULES - The invention provides methods and compositions employing hybrid molecules of a synthetic molecule and antibody or antibody fragment comprising a selenocysteine residue, wherein the synthetic molecule is covalently linked to the antibody or antibody fragment at the selenocysteine residue. The invention also provides a composition comprising a hybrid molecule as described above and a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier. The invention further provides for methods of making the hybrid molecules, and methods of using the hybrid molecule described above to inhibit cell surface receptor binding.04-29-2010
20100104508HUMAN ANTIBODIES THAT BIND CXCR4 AND USES THEREOF - The present disclosure provides isolated monoclonal antibodies that specifically bind to CXCR4 with high affinity, particularly human monoclonal antibodies. Nucleic acid molecules encoding the antibodies of this disclosure, expression vectors, host cells and methods for expressing the antibodies of this disclosure are also provided. Immunoconjugates, bispecific molecules and pharmaceutical compositions comprising the antibodies of this disclosure are also provided. This disclosure also provides methods for detecting CXCR4, as well as methods for treating various cancers, inflammatory disorders and HIV infection using an anti-CXCR4 antibody of this disclosure.04-29-2010
20090155166Methods and Compositions for F-18 Labeling of Proteins, Peptides and Other Molecules - The present application discloses compositions and methods of synthesis and use of F-18 labeled molecules of use, for example, in PET imaging techniques. The labeled molecules may be peptides or proteins, although other types of molecules may be labeled by the described methods. Preferably, the F-18 may be conjugated to a targeting molecule by formation of a metal complex and binding of the F-18-metal complex to a chelating moiety. Alternatively, the metal may first be conjugated to the chelating group and subsequently the F-18 bound to the metal. In other embodiments, the F-18 labeled moiety may comprise a targetable construct used in combination with a bispecific or multi specific antibody to target F-18 to a disease-associated antigen, such as a tumor-associated antigen. The F-18 labeled targetable construct peptides are stable in serum at 37° C. for a sufficient time to perform PET imaging analysis.06-18-2009
20090155165ANTI-IGF-I RECEPTOR ANTIBODY - Antibodies, humanized antibodies, resurfaced antibodies, antibody fragments, derivatized antibodies, and conjugates of these molecules with cytotoxic agents, which specifically bind to and inhibit insulin-like growth factor-I receptor, antagonize the effects of IGF-I and are substantially devoid of agonist activity toward the insulin-like growth factor-I receptor. These molecules can be conjugated to cytotoxic agents for use in the treatment of tumors that express elevated levels of IGF-I receptor, such as breast cancer, colon cancer, lung cancer, ovarian carcinoma, synovial sarcoma and pancreatic cancer. These molecules can also be labeled for in vitro and in vivo diagnostic uses, such as in the diagnosis and imaging of tumors that express elevated levels of IGF-I receptor.06-18-2009
20100040541Structural Variants of Antibodies for Improved Therapeutic Characteristics - The present invention provides substituted humanized, chimeric or human anti-CD20 antibodies or antigen binding fragments thereof and bispecific antibodies or fusion proteins comprising the substituted antibodies or antigen binding fragments thereof. The antibodies, fusion proteins or fragments are useful for treatment of B-cell disorders, such as B-cell malignancies and autoimmune diseases, as well as GVHD, organ transplant rejection, and hemolytic anemia and cryoglobulinemia. Amino acid substitutions, particularly substitution of an aspartate residue at Kabat position 101 of CDR3 V02-18-2010
20100040540ANTI CD44 ANTIBODIES FOR ERADICATING LEUKAEMIC STEM CELLS AND BREAST CANCER STEM CELLS - The present invention provides the use of an anti-CD44 antibody, a (Fab′)2, Fab, Fab′ fragment thereof, an IgG or IgM isotype thereof, in a method for eradicating pathological stem cells in cancer therapy, and more specifically in breast cancer and leukaemia therapy.02-18-2010
20100040539Vector System - The use of an ScFv Ab (ScFv Ab) capable of recognising a disease associated molecule (DAM) in the manufacture of a medicament for the prevention and/or treatment of a disease condition associated with a DAM is described. The ScFv Ab has therapeutic, diagnostic and prognostic applications.02-18-2010
20120164067METHODS OF PREVENTING OR TREATING PAIN USING ANTI-NGF ANTIBODIES THAT SELECTIVELY INHIBIT THE ASSOCIATION OF NGF WITH TRKA, WITHOUT AFFECTING THE ASSOCIATION OF NGF WITH P75 - NGF antagonists including antibodies and antibody fragments thereof having binding specificity to human Nerve Growth Factor (“NGF”), and methods of treating pain. Methods of treating pain or eliciting an analgesic effect in an individual comprising administering an effective amount of an NGF antagonist inhibits the association of NGF with TrkA without inhibiting the association of NGF with p75. The methods may further comprise administering an effective amount of a second anti-human NGF antibody or fragment thereof which inhibits the association of NGF with p75, that may further also inhibit the association of NGF with TrkA.06-28-2012
20130052128Upar Binding Agents and Methods of Use Thereof - The present disclosure relates to binding agents (e.g. antibodies) that bind to and/or modulate the activity of a urokinase plasminogen activator receptor (uPAR/CD87), compositions comprising the antibodies, and methods involving use of the antibodies or compositions.02-28-2013
20100266494TREATMENT OF CANCER WITH NOVEL ANTI-IL13 MONOCLONAL ANTIBODIES - The present invention relates to the treatment of IL13 dependent neoplastic disorders comprising the administration of novel anti-IL13 antibodies. The invention also includes diagnosing such tumors or cancer using the antibodies of the present invention to detect overexpression of IL13 in the patient.10-21-2010
20130089497ANTI-FcRH5 ANTIBODIES AND IMMUNOCONJUGATES AND METHODS OF USE - The present invention is directed to compositions of matter useful for the treatment of hematopoietic tumor in mammals and to methods of using those compositions of matter for the same.04-11-2013
20130089496TUMOR TARGETED ANTIBODIES AND METHOD FOR USING THE SAME - Isolated and recombinant antibodies, such as EGFR-binding antibodies. Antibodies can comprising the sequence of an immunoglobulin heavy constant gamma-1 region encoded by a human G1M3 allele. For example, antibodies of the embodiments can comprise an immunoglobulin heavy constant gamma-1 region wherein position 214 is arginine; position 356 is glutamic acid; position 358 is methionine and/or position 431 is alanine. Methods for treating diseases, such as cancer, in a human subject with such antibodies are also provided.04-11-2013
20090304580Anti-Pancreatic Cancer Antibodies - Described herein are compositions and methods of use of anti-pancreatic cancer antibodies or fragments thereof, such as murine, chimeric, humanized or human PAM4 antibodies. The subject antibodies show a number of novel and useful therapeutic characteristics, such as binding with high specificity to pancreatic and other cancers, but not to normal or benign pancreatic tissues and binding to a high percentage of early stage pancreatic cancers. In preferred embodiments, the antibodies bind to pancreatic cancer mucins. The antibodies and fragments are of use for the detection, diagnosis and/or treatment of cancer, such as pancreatic cancer. The antibodies, such as PAM4 antibodies, bind to a PAM4 antigen that shows unique cell and tissue distributions compared with other known antibodies such as CA19.9, DUPAN2, SPAN1, Nd2, B72.3, and Le12-10-2009
20090304579Cancerous Disease Modifying Antibodies - The present invention relates to a method for producing cancerous disease modifying antibodies using a novel paradigm of screening. By segregating the anti-cancer antibodies using cancer cell cytotoxicity as an end point, the process makes possible the production of anti-cancer antibodies for therapeutic and diagnostic purposes. The antibodies can be used in aid of staging and diagnosis of a cancer, and can be used to treat primary tumors and tumor metastases. The anti-cancer antibodies can be conjugated to toxins, enzymes, radioactive compounds, and hematogenous cells.12-10-2009
20090304578Cancerous Disease Modifying Antibodies - The present invention relates to a method for producing cancerous disease modifying antibodies using a novel paradigm of screening. By segregating the anti-cancer antibodies using cancer cell cytotoxicity as an end point, the process makes possible the production of anti-cancer antibodies for therapeutic and diagnostic purposes. The antibodies can be used in aid of staging and diagnosis of a cancer, and can be used to treat primary tumors and tumor metastases. The anti-cancer antibodies can be conjugated to toxins, enzymes, radioactive compounds, and hematogenous cells.12-10-2009
20090304577Peptides for Treatment and Diagnosis of Autoimmune Disease - There are provided peptides derived from antibodies with reactivity against a GPI linkage epitope and functionally equivalent ligands. These peptides can be used in the therapy and diagnosis of a variety of diseases, all of which are considered to be caused by the inappropriate presence in the body of autoantibodies which are reactive with GPI linkage epitopes. There is also described a mechanism of action of these autoantibodies which compromises the organism, so causing disease, and a method of prevention of disease and detection of the autoantibody.12-10-2009
20130071323THERAPIES FOR HEMATOLOGIC MALIGNANCIES - The invention provides methods that relate to a novel therapeutic strategy for the treatment of hematological malignancies and inflammatory diseases. In particular, the method comprises administering a compound of formula A,03-21-2013
20130071325MONOCLONAL ANTIBODIES FOR TREATMENT OF CANCER - The present invention provides antibodies useful as therapeutics for treating and/or preventing diseases associated with cells expressing GT468, including tumor-related diseases such as breast cancer, lung cancer, gastric cancer, ovarian cancer, hepatocellular cancer, colon cancer, pancreatic cancer, esophageal cancer, head & neck cancer, kidney cancer, in particular renal cell carcinoma, prostate cancer, liver cancer, melanoma, sarcoma, myeloma, neuroblastoma, placental choriocarcinoma, cervical cancer, and thyroid cancer, and the metastatic forms thereof. In one embodiment, the tumor disease is metastatic cancer in the lung.03-21-2013
20130071324RADIOACTIVE METAL-LABELED ANTI-CADHERIN ANTIBODY - An object of the present invention is to provide a radioactive metal anti-cadherin antibody which is highly accumulated specifically in cancer tissue. Another object is to provide a cancer therapeutic agent having high anti-cancer effect and safety and a cancer diagnostic agent. The radioactive metal-labeled anti-cadherin antibody is obtained by binding a radioactive metallic element to an anti-cadherin antibody via a metal-chelating reagent.03-21-2013
20090291048LEUKOCYTE-BINDING POLYPEPTIDES AND USES THEREOF - The present invention provides molecules capable of specifically binding the activated form of the beta-integrin Mac-1. The molecules may be provided in the form of peptides, polypeptides and single chained antibodies. The molecules may be used therapeutically for the treatment of disease mediated by Mac-1 (such as inflammation), or used diagnostically to locate sites of Mac-1 activity in the body.11-26-2009
20090092546Carrier molecules - The present invention relates generally to carrier molecules derived from one animal or avian species or strains and which are substantially non-immunogenic when exposed to an immune system from a species or strain of another animal or avian creature. More particularly, the present invention provides deimmunized immunointeractive molecules and even more particular deimmunized antibodies for use in diagnostic and therapeutic applications.04-09-2009
20090092545ANTIBODIES THAT BIND BOTH BCMA AND TACI - Molecules that interfere with the binding of a tumor necrosis factor receptor with its ligand, such as a soluble receptor or an anti-receptor antibody, have proven usefulness in both basic research and as therapeutics. The present invention provides antibodies that bind two tumor necrosis factor receptor family members: the transmembrane activator and calcium modulator and cyclophilin ligand-interactor (TACI) receptor, and the B-cell maturation (BCMA) receptor.04-09-2009
20090092544Tumor diagnostic agent used in PET comprising anti-ROBO1 antibody - It is an object of the present invention to provide a novel antibody capable of specifically recognizing ROBO1 that is expressed in a cell membrane, a hybridoma that produces the above antibody, a method for producing the above antibody, and a tumor diagnostic agent used in PET comprising the above antibody. The present invention provides a monoclonal antibody capable of specifically recognizing ROBO1 existing on the surface of a cell, which is obtained by immunizing an animal to be immunized with a ROBO1-displaying budded baculovirus recovered from the culture supernatant of host cells infected with a recombinant baculovirus comprising the full-length cDNA of ROBO1 as an antigen.04-09-2009
20130058864ANTIBODIES THAT BIND OV064 AND METHODS OF USE THEREFOR - Antibodies and antigen-binding fragments of antibodies that bind OV064 are disclosed. The antibodies bind an extracellular domain of OV064. Some of the antibodies and antigen-binding fragments bind an epitope on OV064 sufficient to induce internalization. In some embodiments, the antibodies are humanized, chimeric or human. Nucleic acids and vectors encoding the antibodies or portions thereof, recombinant cells that contain the nucleic acids, and compositions comprising the antibodies or antigen-binding fragments are also disclosed. The invention also provides therapeutic and diagnostic methods utilizing the antibodies and antigen-binding fragments provided herein.03-07-2013
201300588634-Protein Biomarker Panel for the Diagnosis of Lymphoma from Biospecimen - A panel of lymphoma related biomarkers are provided. The panel allows the identification of a subject at risk for a lymphoma. Further provided are methods of optimizing therapeutic efficacy associated with treatment of a lymphoma related disorder. Methods of identifying biomarkers affiliated with a condition of interest are provided.03-07-2013
20110059013ANTI-ROBO4 ANTIBODIES AND USES THEREFOR - The invention provides anti-Robo4 antibodies, and compositions comprising the antibodies and methods of using these antibodies, including diagnostic and therapeutic methods.03-10-2011
20110014119Methods for Manipulating Phagocytosis Mediated by CD47 - Methods are provided to manipulate phagocytosis of cancer cells, including e.g. leukemias, solid tumors including carcinomas, etc.01-20-2011
20090317324FILAMENTOUS BACTERIOPHAGE DISPLAYING PROTEIN AS A BINDER OF ANTIBODIES AND IMMUNOCOMPLEXES FOR DELIVERY TO THE BRAIN - The present invention relates to a phage display vehicle composed of a filamentous bacteriophage displaying on its surface, as a non-filamentous bacteriophage molecule, protein A or a fragment or variant thereof capable of binding the Fc portion of antibodies, and an antibody or an antigen-antibody immunocomplex bound to protein A or a fragment or variant thereof by its Fc portion. The phage display vehicle is formulated into a pharmaceutical composition and can be used to treat/inhibit or to diagnose a brain disease, disorder or condition.12-24-2009
20130064761Methods for the treatment of tumors expressing TAT123 or naturally occurring variants thereof - The present invention is directed to compositions of matter useful for the diagnosis and treatment of tumor in mammals and to methods of using those compositions of matter for the same.03-14-2013
20130064763ANTI-ICAM-1 SINGLE DOMAIN ANTIBODY AND USES THEREOF - Anti-ICAM-1 V03-14-2013
20130064762METHODS OF DETECTING AND TREATING CANCERS USING AUTOANTIBODIES - This invention generally relates to a method of identifying pre-neoplastic or neoplastic tissue of a mammal by utilizing autoantibodies that detect the pre-neoplastic or neoplastic tissue. Also described herein are methods of killing pre-neoplastic or neoplastic tissue by either binding toxins to autoantibodies that detect the pre-neoplastic or neoplastic tissue or introducing toxin-conjugated molecules that can in turn recognize the autoantibodies already bound to the pre-neoplastic or neoplastic tissue.03-14-2013
20090238755Treatment and Diagnosis of Cancer - Use of antibodies or binding portions thereof, probes, ligands, or other biological agents which either recognize an extracellular domain of prostate specific membrane antigen (PSMA) or bind to and are internalized with PSMA. These biological agents can be labeled and used for detection of cancerous tissues, particularly cancerous tissues proximate to or containing vascular endothelial cells, which express an extracellular domain of PSMA. The labeled biological agents can also be used to detect normal, benign hyperplastic, and cancerous prostate epithelial cells or portions thereof. They also can be used alone or bound to a substance effective to ablate or kill such cells as a therapy for prostate or other cancers. Also disclosed are four hybridoma cells lines, each of which produces a monoclonal antibody recognizing extracellular domains of PSMA of normal, benign hyperplastic, and cancerous prostate epithelial cells or portions thereof.09-24-2009
20090232734ANTI-TISSUE FACTOR ANTIBODIES AND COMPOSITIONS - Isolated anti-tissue factor antibodies, immunoglobulins, cleavage products and other specified portions and variants thereof having enhanced ADCC activity, as well as anti-tissue factor antibody compositions, encoding or complementary nucleic acids, vectors, host cells, compositions, formulations, devices, transgenic animals, transgenic plants, and methods of making and using thereof. The antibodies of the invention bind human tissue factor and demonstrate enhanced ADCC activity. Accordingly, the antibodies can be used in a variety of methods for diagnosing, treating, and/or preventing diseases involving tissue factor, where enhanced ADCC activity is desirable such as cancer.09-17-2009
20090232733Diagnostic and Therapeutic Potential of Immune Globulin Intravenous (IGIV) Products - The present invention provides IGIV and IGIV enriched for binding to amyloid fibrils and to partially denatured amyloidogenic precursor polypeptides. The present invention also provides methods for obtaining IGIV enriched for binding to amyloid fibrils and to partially denatured amyloidogenic precursor polypeptides. The IGIV recognizes amyloid fibrils and partially denatured amyloidogenic precursor polypeptides. They are useful for treating diseases and conditions associated with amyloid deposition. The IGIV of the present invention also are useful for diagnosing and detecting amyloid deposition.09-17-2009
20090232732PRO108 Antibody Compositions and Methods of Use and Use of PRO108 to Assess Cancer Risk - This invention relates to a method for assessing risk of prostate cancer. Specifically, it relates to utilizing both Pro108 and Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) in combination to determine the risk of prostate cancer. In addition, it is directed to a method for assessing risk of ovarian, colon, breast or stomach cancer utilizing Pro108 or specific antibodies to Pro108. The invention provides isolated anti-prostate, ovarian, colon, breast or stomach cancer antigen (Pro108) antibodies that bind to Pro108 on a mammalian cell in vivo. The invention also encompasses compositions comprising an anti-Pro108 antibody and a carrier. These compositions can be provided in an article of manufacture or a kit. Another aspect of the invention is an isolated nucleic acid encoding an anti-Pro108 antibody, as well as an expression vector comprising the isolated nucleic acid. Also provided are cells that produce the anti-Pro108 antibodies. The invention encompasses a method of producing the anti-Pro108 antibodies. Other aspects of the invention are a method of killing an Pro108-expressing cancer cell, comprising contacting Pro108 present in the ECM with an anti-Pro108 antibody and a method of alleviating or treating an Pro108-expressing cancer in a mammal, comprising administering a therapeutically effective amount of the anti-Pro108 antibody to the mammal.09-17-2009
20090047212Urothelial differentiation of urothelial carcinoma: a bladder cancer stem cell model - The present invention provides a method of treating cancer in a patient (e.g., a human patient) in need thereof, the method comprising administering a therapeutically effective regimen, the regimen comprising administering to a patient in need thereof a compound that targets 67 laminin receptor (67LR). In a particular embodiment, the compound that targets 67LR is an antibody or antibody fragment. In particular, the present invention provides a method of treating cancer comprising administering to a patient in need thereof an antibody that binds to 67LR. The present invention also provides a method of treating cancer comprising administering to a patient in need thereof an antibody conjugate, wherein the antibody conjugate comprises an antibody that binds to 67LR linked to a therapeutic agent, a protein toxin, a cytotoxic agent or other moiety. The present invention provides pharmaceutical compositions for the treatment of cancer comprising an antibody that binds to 67LR in an amount effective to reduce cancer stem cells and/or cancer cells in a patient. The invention also provides for means to detect and monitor cancer stem cells based on their expression of 67LR.02-19-2009
20090047211Anti-mesothelin antibodies useful for immunological assays - The present invention provides antibodies that have a surprisingly good combination of affinity for mesothelin and ability to be used in immunological assays for detecting the presence of mesothelin in biological samples. The invention further provides methods of using the antibodies, and kits comprising them. The antibodies can also be used to target toxins and other agents to cells expressing mesothelin, and can be used in methods and medicaments for inhibiting the growth of such cells.02-19-2009
20090263318NUCLEIC ACIDS AND CORRESPONDING PROTEINS ENTITLED 254P1D6B USEFUL IN TREATMENT AND DETECTION OF CANCER - A novel gene 254P1D6B and its encoded protein, and variants thereof, are described wherein 254P1D6B exhibits tissue specific expression in normal adult tissue, and is aberrantly expressed in the cancers listed in Table I. Consequently, 254P1D6B provides a diagnostic, prognostic, prophylactic and/or therapeutic target for cancer. The 254P1D6B 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 254P1D6B can be used in active or passive immunization.10-22-2009
20130164214Antibody-Based Depletion of Antigen-Presenting Cells and Dendritic Cells - Disclosed herein are methods and compositions comprising anti-CD74 and/or anti-HLA-DR antibodies for treatment of GVHD and other immune dysfunction diseases. In preferred embodiments, the anti-CD74 and/or anti-HLA-DR antibodies are effective to deplete antigen-presenting cells, such as dendritic cells. Most preferably, administration of the therapeutic compositions depletes all subsets of APCs, including mDCs, pDCs, B cells and monocytes, without significant depletion of T cells. In alternative embodiments, administration of the therapeutic compositions suppresses proliferation of allo-reactive T cells, while preserving cytomegalovirus (CMV)-specific, CD806-27-2013
20120114556IMMUNOTHERAPY OF AUTOIMMUNE DISORDERS USING ANTIBODIES WHICH TARGET B-CELLS - Antibodies that bind with a B-cell antigen provide an effective means to treat autoimmune disorders. Antibodies and fragments, which may be conjugated or naked, are used alone or in multimodal therapies. The antibodies may be bispecific antibodies which may be produced recombinantly as fusion proteins, or as hybrid, polyspecific antibodies.05-10-2012
20120114555METHOD FOR TREATING IMMUNE DISORDERS - The present invention relates to the treatment of B-cell mediated immune disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythromatomus, diabetes mellitus, and multiple sclerosis. In particular, the present invention relates to the treatment of B-cell mediated immune disorders using antibodies which bind to membrane-bound free light chain expressed on the surface of plasma cell precursors.05-10-2012
20090142263Cytotoxicity mediation of cells evidencing surface expression of TROP-2 - The present invention relates to a method for producing cancerous disease modifying antibodies using a novel paradigm of screening. By segregating the anti-cancer antibodies using cancer cell cytotoxicity as an end point, the process makes possible the production of anti-cancer antibodies for therapeutic and diagnostic purposes. The antibodies can be used in aid of staging and diagnosis of a cancer, and can be used to treat primary tumors and tumor metastases. The anti-cancer antibodies can be conjugated to toxins, enzymes, radioactive compounds, cytokines, interferons, target or reporter moieties and hematogenous cells.06-04-2009
20090010843Methods of Identifying Antibodies to Ligands of Orphan Receptors - Described is a method of identifying antibodies against hitherto unknown ligands of orphan receptors or other orphan ligands, i.e., receptors or other ligands where the counter-ligand has not yet been identified. The availability of antibodies binding to the unknown ligand significantly facilitates their isolation and characterization, and the identified antibodies can themselves be useful for treating patients with cancer or autoimmune diseases, or other disorders. An exemplary embodiment provides for a method designated Identification of Therapeutic Antibodies by Competitive Screening (ITACS). Described are also fusion proteins comprising a soluble portion of an orphan receptor, such as NKp30, and the Fc portion of an antibody. The fusion proteins typically comprise a Flexible Transmembrane Linker (FTL), i.e., a linker comprising a portion of a transmembrane domain of the orphan receptor.01-08-2009
20090004103Cytotoxicity mediation of cells evidencing surface expression of CD44 - This invention relates to the staging, diagnosis and treatment of cancerous diseases (both primary tumors and tumor metastases), particularly to the mediation of cytotoxicity of tumor cells; and most particularly to the use of cancerous disease modifying antibodies (CDMAB), optionally in combination with one or more CDMAB/chemotherapeutic agents, as a means for initiating the cytotoxic response. The invention further relates to binding assays, which utilize the CDMAB of the instant invention. The anti-cancer antibodies can be conjugated to toxins, enzymes, radioactive compounds, cytokines, interferons, target or reporter moieties and hematogenous cells.01-01-2009
20120237442Design and Construction of Novel Multivalent Antibodies - The present invention concerns compositions and use of multivalent and/or multispecific antibodies or immunoconjugates, preferably made by the dock-and-lock technique. The antibodies or immunoconjugates may comprise a first and second polypeptide, each comprising V09-20-2012
20130164216BLADDER CANCER TUMOR MARKER, ANTIBODY AND USE THEREOF - Provided in the present invention are an aberrantly glycosylated integrin, AG-α3β1, and use thereof as a bladder cancer marker. Also provided in the present invention are a hybridoma cell generating an anti-AG-α3β1 monoclonal antibody, a monoclonal antibody BCMab1 secreted by the same, and use of BCMab1 in the preparation of a medicament for the treatment of bladder cancer. Also provided in the present invention is use of inhibitors of GAL3ST2 and N-acetylgalactosaminyltransferase 1 in the preparation of a medicament for the treatment of bladder cancer.06-27-2013
20110033378Cysteine Engineered Antibodies For Site-Specific Conjugation - Cysteine engineered antibodies useful for the site-specific conjugation to a variety of agents are provided. Methods for the design, preparation, screening, selection and use of such antibodies are also provided.02-10-2011
20090123368USE OF DKK-1 PROTEIN IN THE CANCER DIAGNOSIS - Use of DKK-1 protein or the nucleic acid sequence in preparation of cancer diagnostic agents or kits, method to detect liver cancer with the monoclonal antibody thereof, the kit comprising anti-DKK-1 antibody or protein specific nucleic acid probes, together with a label, and method to detecting specific DKK-1 protein expression are disclosed.05-14-2009
20090269277Multivalent Immunoglobulin-Based Bioactive Assemblies - The present invention concerns methods and compositions for stably tethered structures of defined compositions, which may have multiple functionalities and/or binding specificities. Preferred embodiments concern hexameric stably tethered structures comprising one or more IgG antibody fragments and which may be monospecific or bispecific. The disclosed methods and compositions provide a facile and general way to obtain stably tethered structures of virtually any functionality and/or binding specificity. The stably tethered structures may be administered to subjects for diagnostic and/or therapeutic use, for example for treatment of cancer or autoimmune disease. The stably tethered structures may bind to and/or be conjugated to a variety of known effectors, such as drugs, enzymes, radionuclides, therapeutic agents and/or diagnostic agents.10-29-2009
20100297004HIGH AFFINITY ANTI-PROSTATE STEM CELL ANTIGEN (PSCA) ANTIBODIES FOR CANCER TARGETING AND DETECTION - The present invention provides novel high affinity antibodies and fragments thereof that bind to the cancer antigen PSCA. The antibodies of the present invention may be used for cancer diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, visualization, and the like. The present invention also provides methods for the detection, visualization, and treatment of various cancers expressing PSCA.11-25-2010
20080199396Radioisotope Labelled Biological Compositions, And Their Use In Accelerator Mass Spectrometry - The invention provides a biological composition comprising a biological compound of formula I08-21-2008
20110280800IL-1 BINDING PROTEINS - Proteins that bind IL-1α and IL-1β are described along with their use in compositions and methods for treating, preventing, and diagnosing IL-1-related disorders and for detecting IL-1α and IL-1β in cells, tissues, samples, and compositions.11-17-2011
20090010841PROSTATE CANCER SPECIFIC INTERNALIZING HUMAN ANTIBODIES - This invention provides novel prostate cancer specific internalizing human antibodies. The antibodies are useful by themselves to prevent growth and/or proliferation of prostate cancer cells. The antibodies can also be formulated as chimeric molecules to direct an effector (e.g. a cytotoxin, an imaging reagent, a drug, etc.) to a prostate tumor site.01-08-2009
20110280801Methods and Compositions for F-18 Labeling of Proteins, Peptides and Other Molecules - The present application discloses compositions and methods of synthesis and use of F-18 labeled molecules of use, for example, in PET imaging techniques. The labeled molecules may be peptides or proteins, although other types of molecules may be labeled by the described methods. Preferably, the F-18 may be conjugated to a targeting molecule by formation of a metal complex and binding of the F-18-metal complex to a chelating moiety. Alternatively, the metal may first be conjugated to the chelating group and subsequently the F-18 bound to the metal. In other embodiments, the F-18 labeled moiety may comprise a targetable construct used in combination with a bispecific or multispecific antibody to target F-18 to a disease-associated antigen, such as a tumor-associated antigen. The F-18 labeled targetable construct peptides are stable in serum at 37° C. for a sufficient time to perform PET imaging analysis.11-17-2011
20110135570Anti-Tumor Cell Antigen Antibody Therapeutics - Methods of diagnosing, detecting or treating cancer where the cancer expresses a tumor cell antigen that is elevated relative to the normal adjacent tissue, by administering an antibody or antibody fragment which binds to that tumor cell antigen. The methods involve the use of antibodies that bind to the tumor cell antigens KIAA1815, LOC157378, FU20421, DSCD75, GPR160, GPCR41, and SLC1A5.06-09-2011
20100272640Monoclonal Antibodies Against PCBP-1 Antigens, and Uses Therefor - The present invention provides and includes monoclonal antibodies (MoAbs or mAbs) specific or preferentially selective for PCBP-1 antigens, hybridoma lines that secrete these PCBP-1 antibodies or antibody fragments, and the use of such antibodies and antibody fragments to detect PCBP-1 antigens, particularly those expressed by cancer cells. The present invention also includes antibodies that are specific for or show preferential binding to a soluble form of PCBP-1. The present invention further includes chimeric and humanized antibodies, processes for producing monoclonal, chimeric, and humanized antibodies using recombinant DNA technology, and their therapeutic uses, particularly in the treatment of cancer. The present invention further includes methods and kits for the immunodetection and immunotherapy of cells for samples which express PCBP-1 antigens.10-28-2010
20080292546COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR TREATING AND DIAGNOSING CANCER - The present invention relates to compositions and methods for treating, characterizing, and diagnosing cancer. In particular, the present invention provides gene expression profiles associated with solid tumor stem cells, as well as novel stem cell cancer markers useful for the diagnosis, characterization, and treatment of solid tumor stem cells.11-27-2008
20130022539OVR115 ANTIBODY COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS OF USE - The invention provides isolated anti-ovarian, pancreatic, lung or breast cancer antigen (Ovr115) antibodies that bind to Ovr115 on a mammalian cell in vivo. The invention also encompasses compositions comprising an anti-Ovr115 antibody and a carrier. These compositions can be provided in an article of manufacture or a kit. Another aspect of the invention is an isolated nucleic acid encoding an anti-Ovr115 antibody, as well as an expression vector comprising the isolated nucleic acid. Also provided are cells that produce the anti-Ovr115 antibodies. The invention encompasses a method of producing the anti-Ovr115 antibodies. Other aspects of the invention are a method of killing an Ovr115-expressing cancer cell, comprising contacting the cancer cell with an anti-Ovr115 antibody and a method of alleviating or treating an Ovr115-expressing cancer in a mammal, comprising administering a therapeutically effective amount of the anti-Ovr115 antibody to the mammal.01-24-2013
20100266498NUCLEIC ACID AND CORRESPONDING PROTEIN ENTITLED 125P5C8 USEFUL IN TREATMENT AND DETECTION OF CANCER - A novel gene (designated 125P5C8) and its encoded protein, and variants thereof, are described wherein 125P5C8 exhibits tissue specific expression in normal adult tissue, and is aberrantly expressed in the cancers listed in Table I. Consequently, 125P5C8 provides a diagnostic, prognostic, prophylactic and/or therapeutic target for cancer. The 125P5C8 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 125P5C8 can be used in active or passive immunization.10-21-2010
20100266497Internalizing Anti-CD74 Antibodies and Methods of Use - The present invention provides humanized, chimeric and human anti-CD74 antibodies, CD74 antibody fusion proteins, immunoconjugates, vaccines and bispecific that bind to CD74, the major histocompatibility complex (MHC) class-II invariant chain, Ii, which is useful for the treatment and diagnosis of B-cell disorders, such as B-cell malignancies, other malignancies in which the cells are reactive with CD74, and autoimmune diseases, and methods of treatment and diagnosis.10-21-2010
20100266495Anti-Cancer Activity of an Anti-Thymidine Kinase Monoclonal Antibody - Methods of diagnosing and treating cancers that overexpress thymidine kinase 1 on their cell surfaces are provided. These methods utilize monoclonal antibodies that bind specifically to thymidine kinase 1 to inhibit or prevent proliferation of the cancer cells.10-21-2010
20100266493AGONIST ANTIBODIES AGAINST TSHR - The invention provides antibodies that bind the thyroid stimulating hormone receptor (TSHR), especially in humans, and their uses in diagnostic and therapeutic roles. The invention also provides hybridomas for producing such antibodies.10-21-2010
20090297439Anti-met monoclonal antibody, fragments and derivatives thereof for use in tumor diagnosis, corresponding compositions and kits - An immuno-imaging agent for the detection of tumor cells by means of an immuno-imaging technique, including at least one of: 12-03-2009
20100143245USES OF MONOCLONAL ANTIBODY 8H9 - The present invention discloses monoclonal antibody 8H9 which binds to the 4Ig domain isoform of the human B7-homolog 3, 4Ig-B7H3. The present invention provides a method of improving the prognosis or prolonging the survival of a subject bearing tumor cells, the method comprises administering to the subject a composition comprising an effective amount of an agent capable of binding to an antigen recognized by monoclonal antibody 8H9.06-10-2010
20110300069 Methods of Using Labeled Ligands Having Human CD4 Specificity - The invention concerns the use of a labelled ligand having specificity for the human CD4 molecule to produce a diagnostic agent for analysing migration and/or distribution patterns of certain cell populations which comprise CD4-bearing cells in human individuals.12-08-2011
20110300068AGENT FOR PROPHYLAXIS OR TREATMENT OF CANCER - The present invention provides an agent for the prophylaxis or treatment of kidney cancer or urinary bladder cancer, and a diagnostic reagent for these cancers which comprise an antibody against nerve growth factor 2/neurotrophin-3 or a partial peptide thereof or a salt thereof, which antibody neutralizes nerve growth factor 2/neurotrophin-3 and does not cross-react with the Nerve Growth Factor.12-08-2011
20100150829Antibodies to IL-6 and use thereof - The present invention is directed to therapeutic methods using IL-6 antagonists such as an Ab1 antibody or antibody fragment having binding specificity for IL-6 to prevent or treat disease or to improve survivability or quality of life of a patient in need thereof. In preferred embodiments these patients will comprise those exhibiting (or at risk of developing) an elevated serum C-reactive protein level, reduced serum albumin level, elevated D-dimer or other coagulation cascade related protein(s), cachexia, fever, weakness and/or fatigue prior to treatment. The subject therapies also may include the administration of other actives such as chemotherapeutics, anti-coagulants, statins, and others.06-17-2010
20100209342APCDD1 INHIBITORS FOR TREATING, DIAGNOSING OR DETECTING CANCER - The invention provides, inter alia, methods for methods for treating cancer, compositions for treating cancer, and methods and compositions for diagnosing and/or detecting cancer. In particular, the present invention provides compositions and methods for treating, diagnosing and detecting cancers associated with APCDD1 overexpression.08-19-2010
20120003150THERAPEUTIC RIBONUCLEASES - The present invention relates to the use of ribonucleases (RNases) in the treatment or prevention of disease.01-05-2012
20110300067METHODS FOR INCREASING EFFICACY OF RADIOIMMUNOTHERAPY OF MELANOMA - Methods are disclosed for using agents and treatments that cause the release of melanin from melanin-containing melanomas to increase the efficacy of therapy and imaging of the melanomas with radiolabeled anti-melanin antibodies and peptides.12-08-2011
20090202432TREATMENT AND PROPHYLAXIS OF AMYLOIDOSIS - Methods useful for effecting prophylaxis or treatment of amyloidosis, including AA Amyloidosis and AL amyloidosis, by administering peptides comprising neoepitopes, such as AA fragments from a C-terminal region of AA, and antibodies specific for neoepitopes of aggregated amyloid proteins, for example, antibodies specific for the C-terminal region of AA fibrils. Antibodies for inhibition of formation and/or increasing clearance of amyloid deposits in a patient thus effecting prophylaxis or treating amyloid disease.08-13-2009
20090324490Compositions and methods for the diagnosis and treatment of tumor - The present invention is directed to compositions of matter useful for the diagnosis and treatment of tumor in mammals and to methods of using those compositions of matter for the same.12-31-2009
20110286918IMMUNOTHERAPY OF AUTOIMMUNE DISORDERS USING ANTIBODIES WHICH TARGET B-CELLS - Antibodies that bind with a B-cell antigen provide an effective means to treat autoimmune disorders. Antibodies and fragments, which may be conjugated or naked, are used alone or in multimodal therapies. The antibodies may be bispecific antibodies which may be produced recombinantly as fusion proteins, or as hybrid, polyspecific antibodies.11-24-2011
20110286917Novel, Prostate-Specific Gene for Diagnosis, Prognosis and Management of Prostate Cancer - Disclosed are nucleic acid and amino acid sequences encoded by a novel, prostate specific gene (UC41) and diagnostic techniques for the detection of human prostate cancer utilizing such nucleic acid and amino acid sequences. Genetic probes and methods useful in monitoring the progression and diagnosis of prostate cancer are described. Methods of treatment for prostate cancer utilizing antisense constructs or antibodies specific for UC41 gene products are also described.11-24-2011
20110293513Immunoconjugates with an Intracellularly-Cleavable Linkage - The present invention relates to therapeutic conjugates with improved ability to target various diseased cells containing a targeting moiety (such as an antibody or antibody fragment), a linker and a therapeutic moiety, and further relates to processes for making and using the conjugates.12-01-2011
20110293514METHODS OF USING IL-31 MONOCLONAL ANTIBODIES TO REDUCE INFLAMMATION - The present invention relates to methods of treating pruritic diseases, including but not limited to Contact dermatitis, Atopic Dermatitis, Drug induced delayed type cutaneous allergic reactions, Toxic epidermal necrolysis, Cutaneous T cell Lymphoma, Bullous pemphigoid, Alopecia wereata, Vitiligo, Acne Rosacea, Prurigo nodularis, Scleroderma, Herpes simplex virus, or combination thereof by administering IL-31 monoclonal antibodies. The invention further provides the hybridomas that generate the monoclonal antibodies.12-01-2011
20110293512Compositions and Methods for Inhibiting Growth of SMAD-4 Deficient Cancers - The present invention is in the fields of cell biology, immunology and oncology. The invention relates to the discovery that there is a relationship between the expression levels of the tumor suppressor gene smad4 (also known as dpc4) and integrin α12-01-2011
20090022659Antibodies to TNF alpha and use thereof - The present invention is directed to antibodies and fragments thereof having binding specificity for TNF-α. Another embodiment of this invention relates to the antibodies described herein, and binding fragments thereof, comprising the sequences of the V01-22-2009
20110104053HUMAN IgM ANTIBODIES, AND DIAGNOSTIC AND THERAPEUTIC USES THEREOF PARTICULARLY IN THE CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM - Antibodies, and particularly human antibodies, are disclosed that demonstrate activity in the treatment of demyelinating diseases as well as other diseases of the central nervous system that are of viral, bacterial or idiopathic origin, including neural dysfunction caused by spinal cord injury. Neuromodulatory agents are set forth that include and comprise a material selected from the group consisting of an antibody capable of binding structures or cells in the central nervous system, a peptide analog, a hapten, active fragments thereof, agonists thereof, mimics thereof, monomers thereof and combinations thereof. The neuromodulatory agent has one or more of the following characteristics: it is capable of inducing remyelination; binding to neural tissue; promoting Ca05-05-2011
20100196266Humanized Anti-HLA-DR Antibodies - The present invention concerns compositions and methods of use of humanized anti-HLA-DR antibodies. In preferred embodiments, the antibodies induce apoptosis and inhibit proliferation of lymphoma cells without inducing CDC or ADCC. In more preferred embodiments, the humanized anti-HLA-DR antibodies bind to the same epitope of HLA-DR as, or compete for binding to HLA-DR with, a murine L243 antibody. Most preferably, the humanized anti-HLA-DR antibody exhibits a higher affinity for HLA-DR than the parental murine antibody. The humanized HLA-DR antibody is of use for therapy of various diseases such as cancer, autoimmune disease or immune dysregulatory function, and is of particular use for therapy of B cell lymphomas and leukemias. In most preferred embodiments, the humanized anti-HLA-DR antibody is capable of inducing at least partial remission of lymphomas that are resistant to other B cell antibodies, such as rituximab.08-05-2010
20100098628PROTEINS - The present invention relates to the identification of membrane proteins associated with B-cell non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, breast cancer, cervical cancer, colorectal cancer, gastric cancer, glioblastoma, hepatocellular carcinoma, lung cancer, lymphoid leukaemia (particularly acute T-cell leukaemia and chronic lymphocytic leukaemia), melanoma, neuroblastoma, osteosarcoma, ovarian cancer, pancreatic cancer, prostate cancer, renal cell cancer and retinoblastoma which have utility as markers and for treatment of said cancers and which also form biological targets against which antibodies such as therapeutic antibodies (or other affinity reagents) or other pharmaceutical agents can be made.04-22-2010
20100034737JUNCTIONAL ADHESION MOLECULE-C (JAM-C) BINDING COMPOUNDS AND METHODS OF THEIR USE - The present invention relates to the use of a compound that specifically binds to JAM-C or JAM-B for the treatment of gliomas. More specifically the invention relates to the use of an antagonist of JAM-B or JAM-C for the treatment of glioma, in particular astrocytoma.02-11-2010
20100055033ANTIBODY COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR TREATMENT OF NEOPLASTIC DISEASE - Antibody compositions and methods for treatment of neoplastic disease in a mammalian subject are provided. Methods of diagnosing cancer in a mammalian subject are also provided.03-04-2010
20100034738Structural Variants of Antibodies for Improved Therapeutic Characteristics - The present invention provides substituted humanized, chimeric or human anti-CD20 antibodies or antigen binding fragments thereof and bispecific antibodies or fusion proteins comprising the substituted antibodies or antigen binding fragments thereof. The antibodies, fusion proteins or fragments are useful for treatment of B-cell disorders, such as B-cell malignancies and autoimmune diseases, as well as GVHD, organ transplant rejection, and hemolytic anemia and cryoglobulinemia. Amino acid substitutions, particularly substitution of an aspartate residue at Kabat position 101 of CDR3 V02-11-2010
20120189541Dual Variable Domain Immunnoglobulins and Uses Thereof - The present invention relates to engineered multivalent and multispecific binding proteins, methods of making, and specifically to their uses in the prevention, diagnosis, and/or treatment of disease.07-26-2012
20120189542Anti-CD19 Antibodies - The present invention provides humanized, chimeric and human anti-CD19 antibodies, anti-CD19 antibody fusion proteins, and fragments thereof that bind to a human B cell marker. Such antibodies, fusion proteins and fragments thereof are useful for the treatment and diagnosis of various B-cell disorders, including B-cell malignancies and autoimmune diseases. In more particular embodiments, the humanized anti-CD19 antibodies may comprise one or more framework region amino acid substitutions designed to improve protein stability, antibody binding and/or expression levels. In a particularly preferred embodiment, the substitutions comprise a Ser91Phe substitution in the hA19 VH sequence.07-26-2012
20110217232Method for Determination of the Responsiveness of an Individual to Misletoe Lectin - A method for the determination of the responsiveness of an individual to mistletoe lectin or to (an) mistletoe lectin single chain(s), wherein the expression of a membrane-bound receptor for mistletoe lectin is characteristic of a corresponding responsiveness.09-08-2011
20110217231ANTI-TENASCIN MONOCLONAL ANTIBODY THERAPY FOR LYMPHOMA - A method of treating lymphoma in a subject comprises administering to a subject afflicted with lymphoma an antibody that binds to tenascin in a therapeutically effective amount. Preferably the antibody is monoclonal antibody 81C6 or an antibody that binds to the epitope bound by monoclonal antibody 81C6. Preferably the antibody is labeled with or conjugated to a chemotherapeutic agent, particularly a radioisotope such as 09-08-2011
20090208411Cytotoxicity mediation of cells evidencing surface expression of CD44 - This invention relates to the diagnosis and treatment of cancerous diseases, particularly to the mediation of cytotoxicity of tumor cells; and most particularly to the use of cancerous disease modifying antibodies (CDMAB) or derivatives thereof, optionally in combination with one or more chemotherapeutic agents, as a means for initiating the cytotoxic response. The invention further relates to binding assays which utilize the CDMABs of the instant invention.08-20-2009
20100111854Frozen compositions and methods for piercing a substrate - Certain embodiments disclosed herein relate to compositions, methods, devices, systems, and products regarding frozen particles. In certain embodiments, the frozen particles include materials at low temperatures. In certain embodiments, the frozen particles provide vehicles for delivery of particular agents. In certain embodiments, the frozen particles are administered to at least one biological tissue.05-06-2010
20100111851DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT OF CANCER BY USING ANTI-PRG-3 ANTIBODY - The present invention discloses an antibody capable of binding to the PRG-3 protein and inhibiting the growth of cells expressing the PRG-3 protein. The growth inhibitory activity is cytotoxic activity, such as antibody-dependent cell-mediated cytotoxicity and complement-dependent cytotoxicity. The present invention also discloses a pharmaceutical composition, cell growth inhibitor, and an anticancer agent comprising the antibody of the present invention as an active ingredient. Examples of the type of cancer include hepatocellular carcinoma, lung cancer, colon cancer, and glioblastoma. In addition, the present invention discloses a method for diagnosing cancer by detecting expression of the PRG-3 protein or the gene encoding the PRG-3 protein, as well as a diagnostic agent and kit for use in the method.05-06-2010
20100111855Frozen compositions and methods for piercing a substrate - Certain embodiments disclosed herein relate to compositions, methods, devices, systems, and products regarding frozen particles. In certain embodiments, the frozen particles include materials at low temperatures. In certain embodiments, the frozen particles provide vehicles for delivery of particular agents. In certain embodiments, the frozen particles are administered to at least one biological tissue.05-06-2010
20100111853ANTIBODIES THAT BIND TO IL-12 AND METHODS OF PURIFYING THE SAME - Anti-IL-12 antibodies are disclosed herein, including antigen-binding portions thereof. One or more methods for isolating and purifying anti-IL-12 antibodies from a sample matrix is presented. These isolated anti-IL-12 antibodies can be used in a clinical setting as well as in research and development. Pharmaceutical compositions comprising isolated anti-IL-12 antibodies are also described.05-06-2010
20090068100CANCEROUS DISEASE MODIFYING ANTIBODIES - The present invention relates to a method for producing cancerous disease modifying antibodies using a novel paradigm of screening. By segregating the anti-cancer antibodies using cancer cell cytotoxicity as an end point, the process makes possible the production of anti-cancer antibodies for therapeutic and diagnostic purposes. The antibodies can be used in aid of staging and diagnosis of a cancer, and can be used to treat primary tumors and tumor metastases. The anti-cancer antibodies can be conjugated to toxins, enzymes, radioactive compounds, and hematogenous cells.03-12-2009
20090068095CARBONIC ANHYDRASE IX (G250) ANITBODIES AND METHODS OF USE THEREOF - The invention provides scFv antibodies and monoclonal antibodies that bind to and decrease an activity of Carbonic Anhydrase IX (G250). Also provided are methods of treating and/or preventing cancer, such as renal clear cell cancer. Also provided are methods of identifying a carbonic anhydrase IX (G250) protein. The invention additionally provides methods of modifying immune effector cells, and the immune effector cells modified thereby.03-12-2009
20080311035Diagnostic Agents For Positron Emission Imaging Using Radiolabeled Halogenated Xanthenes - New diagnostic agents for positron emission tomography (PET) and methods for use of such agents for imaging of human or animal tissue are described, wherein a primary active component of such agents is a radiolabeled halogenated xanthene or halogenated xanthene derivative. Preferably, the radiolabeled halogenated xanthene is radiolabeled Rose Bengal or a functional derivative of Rose Bengal.12-18-2008
20120141374METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR TARGETING HEPSIN - Anti-HEPSIN monoclonal antibodies, and methods for using the antibodies, are provided.06-07-2012
20100143244MONOCLONAL ANTIBODIES TO HUMAN THYMIDINE KINASE TO TREAT CANCER - A method of treatment of cancer, viral infections, and the like administers anti-TK1 antibody, constituted as the complete antibody or a fragment thereof. The antibody binds to the surface of cells expressing TK1 thereon. The antibody, with or without another agent bound thereto, may effect complement mediated lysis, antibody-dependent cell-mediated cell cytotoxicity, apoptosis, an immune response by the mammal, a reduction in cellular replication, a combination thereof, or the like for such cells. The antibody may be coupled to an immune response stimulator, a cytotoxin, an enzyme, a combination, or the like to effect the treatment desired.06-10-2010
20080260635Cytotoxicity mediation of cells evidencing surface expression of MCSP - This invention relates to the diagnosis and treatment of cancerous diseases, particularly to the mediation of cytotoxicity of tumor cells; and most particularly to the use of cancerous disease modifying antibodies (CDMAB), optionally in combination with one or more chemotherapeutic agents, as a means for initiating the cytotoxic response. The invention further relates to binding assays which utilize the CDMABs of the instant invention.10-23-2008
20080247944Irta-2 Antibodies and Their Uses - The present invention provides isolated monoclonal antibodies, particularly human monoclonal antibodies, that specifically bind to IRTA-2 with high affinity. Nucleic acid molecules encoding the antibodies of the invention, expression vectors, host cells and methods for expressing the antibodies of the invention are also provided. Immunoconjugates, bispecific molecules and pharmaceutical compositions comprising the antibodies of the invention are also provided. The invention also provides methods for detecting IRTA-2, as well as methods for treating various B cell malignancies, including non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.10-09-2008
20100284909IMMUNOTHERAPY TARGETING OF THE SHARED ABNORMAL CONFORMATIONAL STATE OF AMYLOIDOGENIC PEPTIDES/PROTEINS - The present invention is directed to pharmaceutical agents and compositions useful for the treatment and prevention of amyloid disease in a subject. The invention further relates to isolated antibodies that recognize a common conformational epitope of amyloidogenic proteins or peptides that are useful for the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of amyloid disease.11-11-2010
20090087375ActRIIB Fusion Polypeptides and Uses Therefor - Methods and compositions for inhibiting growth and differentiation factor-8 (GDF-8) activity in vitro and in vivo are provided. The methods and composition can be used for diagnosing, preventing, or treating degenerative disorders of muscle, bone, or glucose homeostasis.04-02-2009
20100098625ICBP90 POLYPEPTIDE AND ITS FRAGMENTS AND POLYNUCLEOTIDES CODING FOR SAID POLYPEPTIDES AND APPLICATIONS FOR DIAGNOSING AND TREATING CANCER - The invention concerns a novel ICBP90 (Inverted CCAAT box binding protein 90) and its fragments, polynucleotides coding for said polypeptides and specific antibodies directed against said polypeptides. The invention also concerns methods and kits for diagnosing cell proliferation and compounds useful as medicine for preventing and/or treating pathology involving cell proliferation and in particular cancer.04-22-2010
20100266496Anti-CD74 Immunoconjugates and Methods of Use - Disclosed are compositions that include anti-CD74 immunoconjugates and optionally a therapeutic and/or diagnostic agent. In preferred embodiments, the immunoconjugates comprise one or more anti-CD74 antibodies or antigen-binding fragments thereof, conjugated to a carrier such as a polymer, nanoparticle, complex or micelle. Also disclosed are methods for preparing the immunoconjugates and using the immunoconjugates in diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. In certain preferred embodiments, the therapeutic methods comprise administering to a subject with a CD74-expressing disease an anti-CD74 immunoconjugate and thereby inducing cell death of CD74-expressing cells. In more preferred embodiments, the CD74 immunoconjugate is capable of inducing cell death in the absence of any other therapeutic agent, although such agents may be optionally administered prior to, together with or subsequent to administration of the anti-CD74 immunoconjugate. The compositions may be part of a kit for administering the anti-CD74 immunoconjugates or compositions.10-21-2010
20120294800TARGETING TUMOR CELLS WITH CHEMOTHERAPEUTIC AGENTS CONJUGATED TO MATRIPTASE ANTIBODIES - The present invention relates to matriptase antibodies and immunoconjugates of matriptase antibodies with cytotoxic agents and the use thereof for killing or inhibiting the growth of matriptase-expressing cancer cells, such as those of multiple myeloma and breast cancers. In particular, immunoconjugates comprising a matriptase monoclonal antibody and anticancer agents such as doxorubicin (DOX) are introduced, which are equipotent to anticancer agents used in free form but exhibit significantly reduced cardiotoxicity and almost no adverse effects on normal bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stromal cells that do not express matriptase. The present invention also provides compositions comprising these new immunoconjugates and use of them for treatment of malignancies comprising cells that express matriptase. In addition, administration of a matriptase antibody or immunoconjugates of a matriptase antibody and a cytotoxic agent in combination with administration of an immunomodulatory agent, such as thalidomide or an analog thereof, provides a more effective treatment of these cancers.11-22-2012
20120269723COMPLEX OF BI-SPECIFIC ANTIBODY AND DIGOXIGENIN CONJUGATED TO A THERAPEUTIC OR DIAGNOSTIC AGENT - The present invention relates to complexes of a) bi-specific antibodies and antibody fragments against a target protein and b) a digoxigenin conjugated to a therapeutic or diagnostic agent, methods for their production, their use as a delivery platform for therapeutic or diagnostic agents, pharmaceutical compositions containing said antibodies, and uses thereof.10-25-2012
20100098626PROTEIN - The present invention provides methods and compositions for screening, diagnosis and prognosis of colorectal cancer, kidney cancer, liver cancer, lung cancer, lymphoid leukaemia (particularly chronic lymphocytic leukaemia), ovarian cancer or pancreatic cancer, for monitoring the effectiveness of colorectal cancer, kidney cancer, liver cancer, lung cancer, lymphoid leukaemia (particularly chronic lymphocytic leukaemia), ovarian cancer or pancreatic cancer treatment, and for drug development.04-22-2010
20120107235Alpha-Fetoprotein Immu31 Antibodies and Fusion Proteins and Methods of Use Thereof - The present invention provides humanized, chimeric and human anti-alpha-fetoprotein antibodies, fusion proteins, and fragments thereof. The antibodies, fusion proteins, and fragments thereof, as well as combinations with other suitable antibodies, are useful for the treatment and diagnosis of hepatocellular carcinoma, hepatoblastoma, germ cell tumors carcinoma and other AFP-producing tumors.05-03-2012
20120107234Pan-HER Antibody Composition - The present invention is directed to improved therapeutics against receptors within the EGFR/ErbB/HER family that more broadly interfere with multiple members of the HER family (pan-HER inhibition). More particularly, the invention is directed to the use of antibody compositions for human cancer therapy. In vitro studies have shown that the antibody compositions of the invention targeting multiple HER family receptors are superior to antibody compositions targeting only one HER family receptor.05-03-2012
20120107233Cytotoxicity Mediation of Cells Evidencing Surface Expression of CD44 - This invention relates to the diagnosis and treatment of cancerous diseases, particularly to the mediation of cytotoxicity of tumor cells; and most particularly to the use of cancerous disease modifying antibodies (CDMAB), optionally in combination with one or more chemotherapeutic agents, as a means for initiating the cytotoxic response. The invention further relates to binding assays which utilize the CDMAB of the instant invention.05-03-2012
20090022661Cancerous disease modifying antibodies - The present invention relates to a method for producing cancerous disease modifying antibodies using a novel paradigm of screening. By segregating the anti-cancer antibodies using cancer cell cytotoxicity as an end point, the process makes possible the production of anti-cancer antibodies for therapeutic and diagnostic purposes. The antibodies can be used in aid of staging and diagnosis of a cancer, and can be used to treat primary tumors and tumor metastases. The anti-cancer antibodies can be conjugated to toxins, enzymes, radioactive compounds, and hematogenous cells.01-22-2009
20110171124In situ methods for monitoring the EMT status of tumor cells in vivo - The invention provides methods of determining in situ the EMT status of the cells of a tumor in a patient in vivo, including: (a) providing an EMT-status-detecting conjugate containing an antibody that binds to an EMT-status biomarker, and a reporter molecule; (b) introducing the conjugate into a patient with a tumor, such that the conjugate contacts the EMT-status biomarker of the cells of the tumor; (c) employing a means for detection of the signal from the conjugate at the tumor site; and (d) using a means for image analysis to localize and quantify the signal from the conjugate at the tumor site, a positive signal indicating the presence of epithelial tumor cells if the EMT-status biomarker is an epithelial biomarker, and mesenchymal tumor cells if the EMT-status biomarker is a mesenchymal biomarker. Such methods are useful for diagnosing patients who might benefit from treatment with drugs such as EGFR or IGF-1R kinase inhibitors, and for identifying and testing agents that inhibit tumor cells from undergoing an epithelial to mesenchymal transition. This invention also provides the above methods where an AFFIBODY® molecule that binds to an EMT-status biomarker is used instead of an antibody.07-14-2011
20110171125ANTI-FcRH5 ANTIBODIES AND IMMUNOCONJUGATES AND METHODS OF USE - The present invention is directed to compositions of matter useful for the treatment of hematopoietic tumor in mammals and to methods of using those compositions of matter for the same.07-14-2011
20110171127NUCLEIC ACID AND CORRESPONDING PROTEIN ENTITLED 162P1E6 USEFUL IN TREATMENT AND DETECTION OF CANCER - A novel gene (designated 125P5C8) and its encoded protein, and variants thereof, are described wherein 125P5C8 exhibits tissue specific expression in normal adult tissue, and is aberrantly expressed in the cancers listed in Table I. Consequently, 125P5C8 provides a diagnostic, prognostic, prophylactic and/or therapeutic target for cancer. The 125P5C8 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 125P5C8 can be used in active or passive immunization.07-14-2011
20080274048CONJUGATES OF ANTIOXIDANTS WITH METAL CHELATING LIGANDS FOR USE IN DIAGNOSTIC AND THERAPEUTIC APPLICATIONS - The invention provides radiopharmaceuticals for diagnostic and therapeutic applications, conjugates of antioxidants with metal chelating ligands, intermediate compounds, methods of making such radiopharmaceuticals, ligands, and intermediate compounds, and kits for preparing the radiopharmaceutical complexes.11-06-2008
20090010840BISPECIFIC SINGLE CHAIN Fv ANTIBODY MOLECULES AND METHODS OF USE THEREOF - Bispecific single chain antibody molecules are disclosed which may be used to advantage to treat various forms of cancer associated with the overexpression of members of the EGFR protein family.01-08-2009
20090274618TADG-15: an extracellular serine protease overexpressed in carcinomas - The present invention provides DNA encoding a TADG-15 protein as well as a TADG-15 protein. Also provided is a vector capable of expressing the DNA of the present invention adapted for expression in a recombinant cell and regulatory elements necessary for expression of the DNA in the cell. The present invention further provides for methods of inhibiting TADG-15 expression and/or protease activity, methods of detecting TADG-15 mRNA and/or protein and methods of screening for TADG-15 inhibitors. Additionally, the present invention provides for cell-specific targeting via TADG-15 and methods of vaccinating an individual against TADG-15. The methods described are useful in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of cancer, particularly breast and ovarian cancer.11-05-2009
20090274619TUMOR VASCULATURE MARKERS AND METHODS OF USE THEROF - This invention provides methods of detecting and localizing tumor vasculature cells (TVC) and solid tumors; and treating, impeding vascularization of, and determining the stage of solid tumors in a subject, comprising the step of contacting a subject or a TVC with a ligand that binds to a nucleic acid molecule of the present invention, or binds to a protein encoded by the nucleic acid molecule.11-05-2009
20090280056Antibodies and immunoconjugates and uses therefor - Anti-STEAP-1 antibodies and immunoconjugates thereof are provided. Methods of using anti-STEAP-11-12-2009
20090285750AGENT, COMPOSITION AND METHOD - The present application relates to agents, compositions and methods for use in medicine. In particular, the application relates to an agent comprising a binding moiety capable of selectively binding to Ku protein for use in medicine, in particular in the treatment and diagnosis of cancers.11-19-2009
20090104115CANCEROUS DISEASE MODIFYING ANTIBODIES - This invention relates to the staging, diagnosis and treatment of cancerous diseases (both primary tumors and tumor metastases), particularly to the mediation of cytotoxicity of tumor cells; and most particularly to the use of cancerous disease modifying antibodies (CDMAB), optionally in combination with one or more CDMAB/chemotherapeutic agents, as a means for initiating the cytotoxic response. The invention further relates to binding assays, which utilize the CDMAB of the instant invention. The anti-cancer antibodies can be conjugated to toxins, enzymes, radioactive compounds, cytokines, interferons, target or reporter moieties and hematogenous cells.04-23-2009
20100202962Cripto blocking antibodies and uses thereof - The invention provides Cripto blocking antibodies, or biologically functional fragments thereof, and uses thereof. Antibodies which bind Cripto and modulate Cripto signaling are provided. Antibodies which bind Cripto and block the interaction between Cripto and ALK4 are provided. Antibodies which bind Cripto and modulate tumor growth are also provided. Antibodies which bind Cripto, modulate signaling, and modulate tumor growth are also provided. Antibodies which bind Cripto, block the interaction between Cripto and ALK4 and modulate tumor growth are provided. The invention also provides methods of using these antibodies in therapeutic, diagnostic, and research applications.08-12-2010
20100202961D-AMINO ACID PEPTIDES - The present invention provides compounds of the formula X—R08-12-2010
20110076232SPECIFIC BINDING PROTEINS AND USES THEREOF - The present invention relates to specific binding members, particularly antibodies and fragments thereof, which bind to amplified epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) and to the de2-7 EGFR truncation of the EGFR. In particular, the epitope recognized by the specific binding members, particularly antibodies and fragments thereof, is enhanced or evident upon aberrant post-translational modification. These specific binding members are useful in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer. The binding members of the present invention may also be used in therapy in combination with chemotherapeutics or anti-cancer agents and/or with other antibodies or fragments thereof.03-31-2011
20100284908PROTEINS - The present invention provides new polypeptides. Said polypeptides are of use in the screening, diagnosis and prognosis of B-cell non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, breast cancer, colorectal cancer, gastric cancer, hepatocellular carcinoma, lung cancer, lymphoid leukaemia (particularly acute T-cell leukaemia), melanoma, osteosarcoma, ovarian cancer, pancreatic cancer, prostate cancer and renal cell cancer, in monitoring the effectiveness of B-cell non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, breast cancer, colorectal cancer, gastric cancer, hepatocellular carcinoma, lung cancer, lymphoid leukaemia (particularly acute T-cell leukaemia), melanoma, osteosarcoma, ovarian cancer, pancreatic cancer, prostate cancer and renal cell cancer treatment, and in drug development. Also provided are antibodies (and other affinity reagents such as Affibodies) which interact with or modulate the expression or activity of the polypeptides.11-11-2010
20100278726Modified Antibodies to Prostate-Specific Membrane Antigen and Uses Thereof - Modified antibodies, or antigen-binding fragments thereof, to the extracellular domain of human prostate specific membrane antigen (PSMA) are provided. The modified anti-PSMA antibodies, or antigen-binding fragments thereof, have been rendered less immunogenic compared to their unmodified counterparts to a given species, e.g., a human. Pharmaceutical compositions including the aforesaid antibodies, nucleic acids, recombinant expression vectors and host cells for making such antibodies and fragments are also disclosed. Methods of using the antibodies of the invention to detect human PSMA, or to ablate or kill a PSMA-expressing cell, e.g., a PSMA-expressing cancer or prostatic cell, either in vitro or in vivo, are also provided.11-04-2010
20100278727Alpha-Emitting constructs and uses thereof - The present invention discloses alpha particle emitting, radioactive constructs capable of killing large tumors (>1 mm in diameter), or other cells involved in human or animal diseases such as virus infected cells, autoimmune cells, or other pathological cells, including normal cells, that are targets for destruction, to achieve a therapeutic result. The alpha-emitting constructs have high specific activity.11-04-2010
20080213171Cancerous disease modifying antibodies - The present invention relates to a method for producing patient cancerous disease modifying antibodies using a novel paradigm of screening. By segregating the anti-cancer antibodies using cancer cell cytotoxicity as an end point, the process makes possible the production of anti-cancer antibodies for therapeutic and diagnostic purposes. The antibodies can be used in aid of staging and diagnosis of a cancer, and can be used to treat primary tumors and tumor metastases. The anti-cancer antibodies can be conjugated to toxins, enzymes, radioactive compounds, and hematogenous cells.09-04-2008
20080213166Novel Gene Targets and Ligands that Bind Thereto for Treatment and Diagnosis of Colon Carcinomas - Isolated nucleic acids and proteins that are overexpressed in human cancers, and antibodies that specifically bind the proteins, which are useful diagnostic and therapeutic targets.09-04-2008
20080213169Cytotoxicity mediation of cells evidencing surface expression of CD59 - This invention relates to the staging, diagnosis and treatment of cancerous diseases (both primary tumors and tumor metastases), particularly to the mediation of cytotoxicity of tumor cells; and most particularly to the use of cancerous disease modifying antibodies (CDMAB), optionally in combination with one or more CDMAB/chemotherapeutic agents, as a means for initiating the cytotoxic response. The invention further relates to binding assays, which utilize the CDMAB of the instant invention. The anti-cancer antibodies can be conjugated to toxins, enzymes, radioactive compounds, cytokines, interferons, target or reporter moieties and hematogenous cells.09-04-2008
20100135904COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR THE INHIBITION OF CRIPTO / GRP78 COMPLEX FORMATION AND SIGNALING - The present invention provides methods compositions and methods for treating a hyperproliferative disease comprising disrupting Cripto/GRP78 complex formation in a hyperproliferative cell. In certain embodiments, an antibody and/or siRNA may be used to inhibit Cripto/GRP78 binding, optionally coupled with other cancer therapies. Also provided are methods for identifying therapeutic compounds which can selectively inhibit Cripto/GRP78 binding.06-03-2010
20080233046Trefoil Factor 3 (Tff3) as a Target for Anti-Cancer Therapy - The present invention is directed to methods of treating and preventing cancer, such as cancer characterized by differential expression of trefoil factor 3 (TFF3). The methods include administering to a patient an agent that modulates TFF3 activity or expression. The present invention is further directed to reducing the physiological effects of TFF3 expression in cells, including inhibiting cell motility and resistance to apoptosis. Oligonucleotides and antibodies that can modulate expression or activity of TFF3 are also provided.09-25-2008
20100129288Gliomedin, Fragments Thereof and Methods of Using Same - The present invention relates to pharmaceutical compositions comprising gliomedin and active fragments thereof, polynucleotides encoding gliomedin, host cells expressing gliomedin, antibodies to gliomedin and small interfering RNA (siRNA) molecules that down regulate the expression of gliomedin and methods of using same. The present invention also provides methods of treating and diagnosing neurological disorders using the pharmaceutical compositions and antibodies of the invention.05-27-2010
20080274046Radiolabelling - Compounds of the formula (I) are disclosed:11-06-2008
20080274049Cytotoxicity mediation of cells evidencing surface expression of CD44 - This invention relates to the diagnosis and treatment of cancerous diseases, particularly to the mediation of cytotoxicity of tumor cells; and most particularly to the use of cancerous disease modifying antibodies (CDMAB), optionally in combination with one or more chemotherapeutic agents, as a means for initiating the cytotoxic response. The invention further relates to binding assays which utilize the CDMAB of the instant invention.11-06-2008
20080274047Compositions and Methods for Treating Proliferative Disorders - The present invention relates to methods of treating proliferative disorders, particularly immunoproliferative and autoimmune disorders, and methods of producing antibodies which bind NK cell receptors for use in therapeutic strategies for treating such disorders, particularly to deplete cells involved in the immunoproliferative pathology.11-06-2008
20090297438Human Monoclonal Antibodies to Prostate Specific Membrane Antigen (PSMA) - The present invention provides isolated monoclonal antibodies, particularly human monoclonal antibodies, that specifically bind to PSMA with high affinity. Nucleic acid molecules encoding the antibodies of the invention, expression vectors, host cells and methods for expressing the antibodies of the invention are also provided. Immunoconjugates, bispecific molecules and pharmaceutical compositions comprising the antibodies of the invention are also provided. The invention also provides methods for treating cancer.12-03-2009
20080286199Methods of Detecting Ovarian Cancer - The present invention provides methods of detecting ovarian cancer using biomarkers.11-20-2008
20080286198Novel anti-IGF-IR antibodies and uses thereof - The present invention relates to novel antibodies capable of binding specifically to the human insulin-like growth factor I receptor IGF-IR and/or capable of specifically inhibiting the tyrosine kinase activity of said IGF-IR receptor, especially monoclonal antibodies of murine, chimeric and humanized origin, as well as the amino acid and nucleic acid sequences coding for these antibodies. The invention likewise comprises the use of these antibodies as a medicament for the prophylactic and/or therapeutic treatment of cancers overexpressing IGF-IR or any pathology connected with the overexpression of said receptor as well as in processes or kits for diagnosis of illnesses connected with the overexpression of the IGF-IR receptor. The invention finally comprises products and/or compositions comprising such antibodies in combination with anti-EGFR antibodies and/or compounds and/or anti-cancer agents or agents conjugated with toxins and their use for the prevention and/or the treatment of certain cancers.11-20-2008
20100329977METHOD FOR IMAGING TUMOR TISSUE - A method is disclosed for imaging a tumor tissue, wherein in at least one embodiment a) the tumor tissue is contacted with a monoclonal antibody, an antigen-binding fragment thereof, a recombinant binding protein, an aptamer, or other molecule, each of which recognizes and binds at least one neoepitope which has been generated by proteolytic cleavage of proteins surrounding the tumor tissue by tumor-specific proteases, and b) the complexes formed from neoepitope and monoclonal antibody, antigen-binding fragment thereof, recombinant binding protein, aptamer, or other molecule are depicted with an imaging method, and also to neoepitopes generated by proteolytic cleavage of surrounding proteins by tumor-specific proteases, and also proteins or peptides for generating neoepitopes by tumor-specific proteases.12-30-2010
20090191121Targeting and Imaging Tumor Vasculature Using Conjugates That Bind to Aminophospholipids - Disclosed is the surprising discovery that aminophospholipids, such as phosphatidyserine and phosphatidylethanolamine, are specific, accessible and stable markers of the luminal surface of tumor blood vessels. The present invention thus provides aminophospholipid-targeted diagnostic and therapeutic constructs for use in tumor intervention. Antibody-therapeutic agent conjugates and constructs that bind to aminophospholipids are particularly provided, as are methods of specifically delivering therapeutic agents, including toxins and coagulants, to the stably-expressed aminophospholipids of tumor blood vessels, thereby inducing thrombosis, necrosis and tumor regression.07-30-2009
20080213170Cancerous Disease Modifying Antibodies - The present invention relates to a method for producing cancerous disease modifying antibodies using a novel paradigm of screening. By segregating the anti-cancer antibodies using cancer cell cytotoxicity as an end point, the process makes possible the production of anti-cancer antibodies for therapeutic and diagnostic purposes. The antibodies can be used in aid of staging and diagnosis of a cancer, and can be used to treat primary tumors and tumor metastases. The anti-cancer antibodies can be conjugated to toxins, enzymes, radioactive compounds, cytokines, interferons, target or reporter moieties and hematogenous cells.09-04-2008
20080267864Cancerous disease modifying antibodies - The present invention relates to a method for producing cancerous disease modifying antibodies using a novel paradigm of screening. By segregating the anti-cancer antibodies using cancer cell cytotoxicity as an end point, the process makes possible the production of anti-cancer antibodies for therapeutic and diagnostic purposes. The antibodies can be used in aid of staging and diagnosis of a cancer, and can be used to treat primary tumors and tumor metastases. The anti-cancer antibodies can be conjugated to toxins, enzymes, radioactive compounds, cytokines, interferons, target or reporter moieties and hematogenous cells.10-30-2008
20080279767Cancerous disease modifying antibodies - The present invention relates to a method for producing cancerous disease modifying antibodies using a novel paradigm of screening. By segregating the anti-cancer antibodies using cancer cell cytotoxicity as an end point, the process makes possible the production of anti-cancer antibodies for therapeutic and diagnostic purposes. The antibodies can be used in aid of staging and diagnosis of a cancer, and can be used to treat primary tumors and tumor metastases. The anti-cancer antibodies can be conjugated to toxins, enzymes, radioactive compounds, and hematogenous cells.11-13-2008
20080241062Cancerous disease modifying antibodies - The present invention relates to a method for producing cancerous disease modifying antibodies using a novel paradigm of screening. By segregating the anti-cancer antibodies using cancer cell cytotoxicity as an end point, the process makes possible the production of anti-cancer antibodies for therapeutic and diagnostic purposes. The antibodies can be used in aid of staging and diagnosis of a cancer, and can be used to treat primary tumors and tumor metastases. The anti-cancer antibodies can be conjugated to toxins, enzymes, radioactive compounds, and hematogenous cells.10-02-2008
20080253962Irta-4 Antibodies and Their Uses - The present invention provides isolated monoclonal antibodies, particularly human monoclonal antibodies, that specifically bind to IRTA-4 with high affinity. Nucleic acid molecules encoding the antibodies of the invention, expression vectors, host cells and methods for expressing the antibodies of the invention are also provided. Immunoconjugates, bispecific molecules and pharmaceutical compositions comprising the antibodies of the invention are also provided. The invention also provides methods for detecting IRTA-4, as well as methods for treating various B cell malignancies, including non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.10-16-2008
20080206132Cancerous Disease Modifying Antibodies - The present invention relates to a method for producing cancerous disease modifying antibodies using a novel paradigm of screening. By segregating the anti-cancer antibodies using cancer cell cytotoxicity as an end point, the process makes possible the production of anti-cancer antibodies for therapeutic and diagnostic purposes. The antibodies can be used in aid of staging and diagnosis of a cancer, and can be used to treat primary tumors and tumor metastases. The anti-cancer antibodies can be conjugated to toxins, enzymes, radioactive compounds, cytokines, interferons, target or reporter moieties and hematogenous cells.08-28-2008
20080253963Tumor markers in ovarian cancer - The present invention features methods of diagnosing and prognosticating ovarian tumors by detecting increased expression of an ovarian tumor marker gene in a subject or in a sample from a subject. Also featured are kits for the aforementioned diagnostic and prognostic methods. In addition, the invention features methods of treating and preventing ovarian tumors, and methods of inhibiting the growth or metastasis of ovarian tumors, by modulating the production or activity of an ovarian tumor marker polypeptide. Further featured are methods of inhibiting the growth or metastasis of an ovarian tumor by contacting an ovarian tumor cell with an antibody that specifically binds an ovarian tumor marker polypeptide.10-16-2008
20080206133Cancerous Disease Modifying Antibodies - The present invention relates to a method for producing cancerous disease modifying antibodies using a novel paradigm of screening. By segregating the anti-cancer antibodies using cancer cell cytotoxicity as an end point, the process makes possible the production of anti-cancer antibodies for therapeutic and diagnostic purposes. The antibodies can be used in aid of staging and diagnosis of a cancer, and can be used to treat primary tumors and tumor metastases. The anti-cancer antibodies can be conjugated to toxins, enzymes, radioactive compounds, cytokines, interferons, target or reporter moieties and hematogenous cells.08-28-2008
20120034161PRETARGETING KIT, METHOD AND AGENTS USED THEREIN - Described is a pretargeting method, and related kits, for targeted medical imaging and/or therapeutics, wherein use is made of abiotic reactive chemical groups that exhibit bio-orthogonal reactivity towards each other. The invention involves the use of [4+2] inverse electron demand (retro) Diels-Alder chemistry in providing the coupling between a Pre-targeting Probe and an Effector Probe. To this end one of these probes comprises an electron-deficient tetrazine or other suitable diene, and the other a cyclooctene or cyclooctyne.02-09-2012
20100135903USE OF A DNA DAMAGING AGENT AND A LIGAND FOR THE TREATMENT OF CANCER - The present invention relates generally to a method of treating a neoplastic condition and to agents useful for same. More particularly, the present invention is directed to a method of facilitating the treatment of a metastatic neoplastic tumour in a localised manner by effecting the exposure of neoplastic cell intra-cellular molecules, preferably intra-nuclear molecules, suitable for use as a therapeutic target. The co-localisation of tumour cells and metastases to discrete tissue locations thereby renders the method of the present invention useful in terms of the delivery of bystander-based therapy.06-03-2010
20120195830Monoclonal Antibodies Against Claudin-18 For Treatment of Cancer - The present invention provides antibodies useful as therapeutics for treating and/or preventing diseases associated with cells expressing CLD18, including tumor-related diseases such as gastric cancer, esophageal cancer, pancreatic cancer, lung cancer, ovarian cancer, colon cancer, hepatic cancer, head-neck cancer, and cancer of the gallbladder.08-02-2012
20090053136Methods of Therapy and Diagnosis Using Immunotargeting of CD84Hy1-expressing Cells - Certain cells, including types of cancer cells such as lymphomas, are capable of expressing high levels of CD84Hy1. Immunotargeting using CD84Hy1 polypeptides, nucleic acids encoding for CD84Hy1 polypeptides and anti-CD84Hy1 antibodies provides a method of killing or inhibiting that growth of CD84HY1 Protein-expressing cancer cells. Methods of immunotherapy and diagnosis of disorders associated with CD84Hy1 protein-expressing cells are described.02-26-2009
20090123367Soluble Glycosaminoglycanases and Methods of Preparing and Using Soluble Glycosaminoglycanases - The invention relates to the discovery of novel soluble neutral active Hyaluronidase Glycoproteins (sHASEGPs), methods of manufacture, and their use to facilitate administration of other molecules or to alleviate glycosaminoglycan associated pathologies. Minimally active polypeptide domains of the soluble, neutral active sHASEGP domains are described that include asparagine-linked sugar moieties required for a functional neutral active hyaluronidase domain. Included are modified amino-terminal leader peptides that enhance secretion of sHASEGP. The invention further comprises sialated and pegylated forms of a recombinant sHASEGP to enhance stability and serum pharmacokinetics over naturally occurring slaughterhouse enzymes. Further described are suitable formulations of a substantially purified recombinant sHASEGP glycoprotein derived from a eukaryotic cell that generate the proper glycosylation required for its optimal activity.05-14-2009
20110268657COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR THE TREATMENT OF TUMOR OF HEMATOPOIETIC ORIGIN - The present invention is directed to compositions of matter useful for the treatment of hematopoietic tumor in mammals and to methods of using those compositions of matter for the same.11-03-2011
20110268656J591 MINIBODIES AND CYS-DIABODIES FOR TARGETING HUMAN PROSTATE SPECIFIC MEMBRANE ANTIGEN (PSMA) AND METHODS FOR THEIR USE - In one embodiment, a minibody monomer that binds PSMA is provided. The minibody monomer is encoded by a nucleotide sequence comprising, from N-terminus to C-terminus, an scFv sequence that can bind PSMA, an artificial hinge sequence, and a human IgG CH3 sequence. In another embodiment, a CysDB monomer that binds PSMA is provided. The CysDB monomer may be encoded by a nucleotide sequence comprising, from N-terminus to C-terminus, an scFv sequence that can bind PSMA and a cysteine tail. In other embodiments, methods for diagnosing or treating a cancer associated with PSMA expression in a subject are provided.11-03-2011
20090098045Cytotoxicity mediation of cells evidencing surface expression of MCSP - This invention relates to the diagnosis and treatment of cancerous diseases, particularly to the mediation of cytotoxicity of tumor cells; and most particularly to the use of cancerous disease modifying antibodies (CDMAB), optionally in combination with one or more chemotherapeutic agents, as a means for initiating the cytotoxic response. The invention further relates to binding assays which utilize the CDMABs of the instant invention.04-16-2009
20110229407Alpha-Fetoprotein Immu31 Antibodies and Fusion Proteins and Methods of Use Thereof - The present invention provides humanized, chimeric and human anti-alpha-fetoprotein antibodies, fusion proteins, and fragments thereof. The antibodies, fusion proteins, and fragments thereof, as well as combinations with other suitable antibodies, are useful for the treatment and diagnosis of hepatocellular carcinoma, hepatoblastoma, germ cell tumors carcinoma and other AFP-producing tumors.09-22-2011
20110229406Material and methods for treating or preventing HER-3 associated diseases - Described herein are materials and methods for treating subjects having a HER-3 associated disease, by administering a first agent that binds to HER-3, in combination with a second agent that binds and/or inhibits another member of the HER family. The first and the second agent may be a biologic, such as an antigen-binding protein, or a small molecular tyrosine kinase inhibitor, for example.09-22-2011
20090220416IMMUNOGLOBULIN ASSOCIATED CELL-SURFACE DETERMINANTS IN THE TREATMENT OF B-CELL DISORDERS - The present invention provides methods, compositions and vaccines for specifically targeting immunoglobulin associated cell-surface determinants that are not shed into the blood of a host. In some cases, the immunoglobulin associated cell-surface determinants will be involved in various B-cell disorders. The methods involve administering an IACSD targeting element to a B-cell. The method can employ treating an individual with a B-cell associated disorder by administering an effective amount of an IACSD targeting preparation. The compositions include isolated antibodies where the antibodies associate with an immunoglobulin associated cell-surface determinants. The invention also includes vaccines that immunize against immunoglobulin associated cell-surface determinants.09-03-2009
20100008853ANTI GANGLIOSIDE GD3 ANTIBODIES AND USES THEREOF - The present invention is related to complementarity determining region (CDR)-grafted humanized R24 antibodies that bind to the GD3 ganglioside antigen. The humanized antibodies disclosed herein have characteristics that are comparable or superior to the murine R24 antibody, and the humanized antibodies are useful in treating cancer (e.g. melanoma).01-14-2010
20090246130Methods and Compositions for F-18 Labeling of Proteins, Peptides and Other Molecules - The present application discloses compositions and methods of synthesis and use of 10-01-2009
20090246131Production and Use of Novel Peptide-Based Agents for Use with Bi-Specific Antibodies - The present invention relates to a bi-specific antibody or antibody fragment having at least one arm that is reactive against a targeted tissue and at least one other arm that is reactive against a targetable conjugate. The targetable conjugate encompasses a hapten to which antibodies have been prepared. In preferred embodiments, the hapten is histamine-succinyl-glycine (HSG). In more preferred embodiments, the at least one arm comprises the CDR sequences of the HSG-binding 679 antibody. The targetable conjugate is attached to one or more therapeutic and/or diagnostic agents. The invention provides constructs and methods for producing the bispecific antibodies or antibody fragments, as well as methods for using them and kits comprising them.10-01-2009
20090220417METHODS OF USING IL-31 MONOCLONAL ANTIBODIES TO REDUCE INFLAMMATION - The present invention relates to methods of treating pruritic diseases, including but not limited to Contact dermatitis, Atopic Dermatitis, Drug induced delayed type cutaneous allergic reactions, Toxic epidermal necrolysis, Cutaneous T cell Lymphoma, Bullous pemphigoid, Alopecia wereata, Vitiligo, Acne Rosacea, Prurigo nodularis, Scleroderma, Herpes simplex virus, or combination thereof by administering IL-31 monoclonal antibodies. The invention further provides the hybridomas that generate the monoclonal antibodies.09-03-2009
20090246128COMPOSITION AND METHOD FOR DETECTION OF PRE-METASTATIC SITES - A radio-immunoconjugate for diagnosis and treatment of cancer or metastasis and development of metastasis inhibitory formulations using the same is provided. Also, a radio-immunoconjugate is used as a material indicating a metastatic cancer that has antibody marked with any lanthanum radionuclide and/or gamma, beta or alpha ray emitting radioisotopes targeting a vascular endothelial growth factor receptor (VEGFR) is provided. Such a radio-immunoconjugate is advantageous in that it maintains structural stability of a protein and immune activity thereof and is effectively adsorbed to the surface of vascular endothelial cells. This makes it useful as a pre-metastatic site detection factor. When the radio-immunoconjugate is administered to an animal model with cancer, the radio-immunoconjugate is accumulated in cancerous tissues. Therefore, it is useful for development of radioactive metastasis inhibitory formulations.10-01-2009
20120141375Anti-Mucin Antibodies for Early Detection and Treatment of Pancreatic Cancer - Described herein are compositions and methods of use of anti-pancreatic cancer antibodies or fragments thereof, such as murine, chimeric, humanized or human PAM4 antibodies. The antibodies show novel and useful diagnostic characteristics, such as binding with high specificity to pancreatic and other cancers, but not to normal or benign pancreatic tissues and binding to a high percentage of early stage pancreatic cancers. Preferably, the antibodies bind to pancreatic cancer mucins such as MUC1 or MUC5ac and are of use for the detection and diagnosis of early stage pancreatic cancer. In more preferred embodiments, the anti-pancreatic cancer antibodies can be used for immunoassay of serum samples, wherein the immunoassay detects a marker for early stage pancreatic cancer in serum. Most preferably, the serum is extracted with an organic phase, such as butanol, before immunoassay. Alternatively, immunoassay with PAM4 and anti-CA19.9 antibodies may be utilized to improve sensitivity for pancreatic cancer.06-07-2012
20120195831GENERATION, CHARACTERIZATION AND USES THEREOF OF ANTI-HER3 ANTIBODIES - The present invention relates to Her3 specific antibodies, preferably fully human or humanized antibodies and antigen-binding portions thereof. Nucleic acid molecules encoding the Her3 antibodies as well as methods of use thereof are also disclosed. Also included are pharmaceutical compositions comprising these antibodies and methods of using the antibodies and compositions thereof for treatment and diagnosis of pathological hyperproliferative oncogenic disorders associated with aberrant expression of Her3 or Her2 including aberrant activation of each of these receptors.08-02-2012
20120195829METHODS FOR IDENTIFYING TARGETING DOMAINS AND METHOD AND COMPOSITIONS COMPRISING THE SAME - The present invention is directed to a method of identifying tissue targeting domains. In particular, the invention relates to methods for identifying a polynucleotide encoding a targeting domain which directs tumor cell localization to secondary sites, to methods of utilizing the polynucleotide and corresponding polypeptide or fragments thereof and compositions comprising the same.08-02-2012
20100040542CHELATOR CONJUGATES - The present invention relates to improved chelator conjugates with biological targeting molecules, suitable for forming metal complexes with radiometals. The radiometal complexes, especially with the radiometal 02-18-2010
20090117038Breast Endothelial Cell Expression Patterns - To gain a better understanding of breast tumor angiogenesis, breast endothelial cells (ECs) were isolated and evaluated for gene expression patterns. When transcripts from breast ECs derived from normal and malignant breast tissues were compared, genes that were specifically elevated in tumor-associated breast endothelium were revealed. These results confirm that neoplastic and normal endothelium in human breast are distinct at the molecular level, and have significant implications for the development of anti-angiogenic therapies in the future.05-07-2009
20100015045Cancerous Disease Modifying Antibodies - The present invention relates to a method for producing cancerous disease modifying antibodies using a novel paradigm of screening. By segregating the anti-cancer antibodies using cancer cell cytotoxicity as an end point, the process makes possible the production of anti-cancer antibodies for therapeutic and diagnostic purposes. The antibodies can be used in aid of staging and diagnosis of a cancer, and can be used to treat primary tumors and tumor metastases. The anti-cancer antibodies can be conjugated to toxins, enzymes, radioactive compounds, and hematogenous cells.01-21-2010
20100015048Internalizing Anti-CD74 Antibodies and Methods of Use - The present invention provides humanized, chimeric and human anti-CD74 antibodies, CD74 antibody fusion proteins, immunoconjugates, vaccines and bispecific that bind to CD74, the major histocompatibility complex (MHC) class-II invariant chain, Ii, which is useful for the treatment and diagnosis of B-cell disorders, such as B-cell malignancies, other malignancies in which the cells are reactive with CD74, and autoimmune diseases, and methods of treatment and diagnosis.01-21-2010
20080317667Compositions and methods for inhibiting growth of smad4-deficient cancers - The present invention is in the fields of cell biology, immunology and oncology. The invention relates to the discovery that there is a relationship between the expression levels of the tumor suppressor gene smad4 (also known as dpc4) and integrin α12-25-2008
20100183505IMMUNOCONJUGATE FOR HUMAN CD66 FOR THE TREATMENT OF MULTIPLE MYELOMA AND OTHER HAEMATOLOGICAL MALIGNANCIES - The present invention relates to the use of radioimmunoconjugates for the treatment of haematological malignancies, particularly multiple myeloma.07-22-2010
20100260667Vimentin Directed Diagnostics And Therapeutics For Multidrug Resistant Neoplastic Disease - Disclosed are methods for detecting multidrug resistance in neoplastic or damaged cells or multidrug resistant (MDR) neoplastic or damaged cells by detecting an increase in the cell surface expression of vimentin protein in such cells as compared to the level of cell surface expression of vimentin protein in a normal cell or a non-MDR neoplastic cell.10-14-2010
20100260669Treatment of Seasonal Conditions Through Modulation of the Autonomic Nervous System - Multi-dose active agent packages and methods for using the same for treating a subject for a condition are provided. Aspects of the invention include a multi-dose active agent package containing a plurality of unit dosage forms of an active agent configured to modulate at least a portion of a subject's autonomic nervous system during at least one season of the year. The active agent is present in an amount sufficient to alter the parasympathetic activity/sympathetic activity ratio of the subject in a manner effective to treat the subject for the condition. The subject active agent packages and methods find use in the treatment of a variety of different conditions, including disease conditions that increase in severity and/or occurrence during one or more seasons of the year. Also provided are kits for use in practicing the subject methods.10-14-2010
20120034160DUAL VARIABLE DOMAIN IMMUNOGLOBULINS AND USES THEREOF - Engineered multivalent and multispecific binding proteins, methods of making, and their uses in the prevention, diagnosis, and/or treatment of disease are provided.02-09-2012
20090117037Methods Of Treatment Using CTLA-4 Antibodies - The present invention provides method of treatment using human sequence antibodies against human CTLA-4 linked to a cytotoxic agent. In particular, methods of treating cancer and autoimmune disease are provided.05-07-2009
20090117036ANTIBODIES AGAINST GPR64 AND USES THEREOF - GPR64 antibody compositions are provided. These antibodies may be used for diagnosis or treatment of cancer, especially ovarian cancer, Ewing's sarcoma, uterine cancer, and other GPR64 expressing tumor types.05-07-2009
20110176995DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT OF CANCER USING ANTI-GPR49 ANTIBODY - Antibodies that bind to a GPR49 protein and have cell proliferation inhibitory activity against cells expressing the GPR49 protein are disclosed. Cell proliferation inhibitory activities are cytotoxic activities such as antibody-dependent cell-mediated cytotoxicity and complement-dependent cytotoxicity. Pharmaceutical compositions, cell-proliferation inhibitors, and anticancer agents containing an antibody of the present invention as an active ingredient are also disclosed. Examples of cancer include gastric cancer, colon cancer, hepatocellular carcinoma, lung cancer, prostate cancer, ovarian cancer, Ewing's sarcoma, and glioma. Furthermore, methods for diagnosing cancer by detecting expression of a GPR49 protein or a gene encoding a GPR49 protein, and diagnostic agents and kits to be used in these methods are also disclosed.07-21-2011
20090047213Cytotoxicity mediation of cells evidencing surface expression of CD59 - This invention relates to the staging, diagnosis and treatment of cancerous diseases (both primary tumors and tumor metastases), particularly to the mediation of cytotoxicity of tumor cells; and most particularly to the use of cancerous disease modifying antibodies (CDMAB), optionally in combination with one or more CDMAB/chemotherapeutic agents, as a means for initiating the cytotoxic response. The invention further relates to binding assays, which utilize the CDMAB of the instant invention. The anti-cancer antibodies can be conjugated to toxins, enzymes, radioactive compounds, cytokines, interferons, target or reporter moieties and hematogenous cells.02-19-2009
20100260668Dual Variable Domain Immunoglobulins and Uses Thereof - The present invention relates to engineered multivalent and multispecific binding proteins, methods of making, and specifically to their uses in the prevention, diagnosis, and/or treatment of disease.10-14-2010
20100189642RADIONUCLIDES FOR MEDICAL USE - Methods of using Th-226 or mother radionuclides thereof, namely U-230 or Th-226, in medicine. These radionuclides are particularly appropriate for the treatment of human and/or non-human mammals, in particular for therapeutic, diagnostic (detection/imaging), prophylactic and pain palliation purposes. These radionuclides may be used in various forms for treatment and/or diagnostic purposes, in particular in cationic form or in the form of radioconjugates or bone-targeting complexes. Methods of making such radionuclides.07-29-2010
20100221177RS7 Antibodies - This invention relates to monovalent and multivalent, monospecific binding proteins and to multivalent, multispecific binding proteins. One embodiment of these binding proteins has one or more binding sites where each binding site binds with a target antigen or an epitope on a target antigen. Another embodiment of these binding proteins has two or more binding sites where each binding site has affinity towards different epitopes on a target antigen or has affinity towards either a target antigen or a hapten. The present invention further relates to recombinant vectors useful for the expression of these functional binding proteins in a host. More specifically, the present invention relates to the tumor-associated antigen binding protein designated RS7, and other EGP-1 binding-proteins. The invention further relates to humanized, human and chimeric RS7 antigen binding proteins, and the use of such binding proteins in diagnosis and therapy.09-02-2010
20100221179IL-1 Binding Proteins - The present invention encompasses IL-1α binding proteins. Specifically, the invention relates to antibodies that are chimeric, CDR grafted and humanized antibodies. Antibodies of the invention have high affinity for IL-1α and neutralize IL-1α activity. An antibody of the invention can be a full-length antibody or an antigen-binding portion thereof. Method of making and method of using the antibodies of the invention are also provided. The antibodies, or antibody portions, of the invention are useful for detecting IL-1α and for inhibiting IL-1α activity, e.g., in a human subject suffering from a disorder in which IL-1α activity is detrimental.09-02-2010
20110059011DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT OF DISEASED AND DAMAGED TISSUE - The present invention relates to the diagnosis and treatment of leukemia and cardiovascular disease, as well as the detection of diseased and damaged tissue. More particularly, the present invention provides methods for targeting calcitonin receptor expressing cells for the diagnosis and treatment of leukemia or cardiovascular disease, and for stimulating wound healing. The invention also provides antibodies to calcitonin receptor expressing cells and methods of imaging or localising cells expressing calcitonin receptor. Also provided is an enriched population of CTR03-10-2011
20100254898ANTIBODIES THAT BIND GalNAc1-3Gal, PHARMACEUTICAL COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS OF USING SAME - Monoclonal antibodies to carbohydrate antigens containing a terminal GalNAcα1-3Gal are provided. The antibodies of the present invention are found to specifically recognize GalNAcα1-3Gal with little cross-reactivity to other structurally similar antigens such as GalNAcα1-6Gal, blood group A, Forssman antigen and the Tn antigen on both solution assays and human tissue. Compositions comprising the monoclonal antibodies, as well as methods of diagnosis, treatment and prognostication are also provided.10-07-2010
20130216476USE OF AN ANTI-CD71 ANTIBODY FOR PREPARING A MEDICAMENT - The use of an anti-CD71 monoclonal antibody or a fragment of an abovementioned antibody capable of binding to the CD71 antigen for the preparation of a drug intended for the prevention or treatment of myelomas.08-22-2013
20100003189CANCER BIOMARKERS AND METHODS OF USE THEREOF - Detection methods, assay kits and reagents are provided for detecting pre-cancerous mammary epithelial cell signatures. The disclosed cell signatures comprise a collection of measurements of at least two characteristics of the mammary epithelial cells. Related imaging and diagnostic methods are also disclosed.01-07-2010
20100047165METHOD FOR DIAGNOSIS OF CHRONIC ALLOGRAFT REJECTION - The present invention provides a method for the diagnosis of chronic rejection in allografts. The method comprises identification of tertiary lymphoid organs (TLO) in the transplanted organs as a marker of chronic rejection by immunohistochemical detection for the presence of specific TLO antigens in biopsy samples or by radiographic imaging of radiolabeled antibodies to specific TLO antigens. In one embodiment, the presence of TLO is detected by the intravenous administration of a radiolabeled antibody to PNAd followed by radiographic imaging to determine the presence or absence of PNAd in the transplanted organ. The presence of PNAd in the transplanted organ is taken as an indication of chronic rejection.02-25-2010
20100247430Methods and Compositions for Modulating T Cells - The invention provides methods and compositions useful for modulating T cells, and disorders associated with the dysregulation thereof.09-30-2010
20090185974Chimeric, Human and Humanized Anti-Granulocyte Antibodies and Methods of Use - The present invention provides humanized, chimeric and human MN3 antibodies, fusion proteins, and fragments thereof. The antibodies, fusion proteins, and fragments thereof, as well as combinations with other suitable antibodies, are useful for the treatment and diagnosis of granulocyte related disorders and diseases, such as leukemia.07-23-2009
20100221178Method for Treating the TH2-Mediated Disease - A recombinant antibody or the antibody fragment thereof which specifically reacts with an extracellular domain of human CCR4; a DNA which encodes the recombinant antibody or the antibody fragment thereof; a method for producing the recombinant antibody or the antibody fragment thereof; a method for immunologically detecting CCR4, a method for immunologically detecting a cell which expressed CCR4 on the cell surface, a method for depleting a cell which expresses CCR4 on the cell surface, and a method for inhibiting production of Th2 cytokine, which comprise using the recombinant antibody according or antibody fragment thereof; a therapeutic or diagnostic agent for Th2-mediated immune diseases; and a therapeutic or diagnostic agent for a blood cancer.09-02-2010
20120141372RS7 Antibodies - This invention relates to monovalent and multivalent, monospecific binding proteins and to multivalent, multispecific binding proteins. One embodiment of these binding proteins has one or more binding sites where each binding site binds with a target antigen or an epitope on a target antigen. Another embodiment of these binding proteins has two or more binding sites where each binding site has affinity towards different epitopes on a target antigen or has affinity towards either a target antigen or a hapten. The present invention further relates to recombinant vectors useful for the expression of these functional binding proteins in a host. More specifically, the present invention relates to the tumor-associated antigen binding protein designated RS7, and other EGP-1 binding-proteins. The invention further relates to humanized, human and chimeric RS7 antigen binding proteins, and the use of such binding proteins in diagnosis and therapy.06-07-2012
20120141373Antibodies and Methods of Use Thereof - The disclosure relates to protease-binding agent specific for a protease. The agent may be an antibody capable of specifically binding and inhibiting a protease, such as a P1-Arg-specific protease. The disclosure also provides methods of producing, and compositions comprising the subject agent. Methods and kits related to the protease-binding agent find use in protection against, detection, diagnosing, treating cancer and infections due to pathogens containing active proteases.06-07-2012
20090041660Monoclonal Antibodies and Cell Surface Antigens for the Detection and Treatment of Small Cell Lung Cancer (SCLC) - The invention provides new monoclonal antibodies and binding fragments thereof which recognize and immunoreact with cell surface antigens found on small cell lung cancer (SCLC) cells. The antibodies have tumor specificity and are useful for therapy, diagnosis, monitoring, detecting and imaging of SCLC disease and of patients having SCLC disease. The antibody-recognized SCLC-specific surface antigens can serve as targets for detecting, diagnosing, inhibiting or killing SCLC cells.02-12-2009
20090041659Human anti-pseudomonas-aeruginosa antibodies derived from transgenic xenomouse - The invention described herein provides for human antibodies produced in non-human animals that specifically bind to lipopolysaccharide (LPS) from strains Fisher Devlin (International Serogroups) It-2 (011), It-3 (02), It-4 (01), It-5 (010), It-6 (07), PA01 (05), 170003 (02), IATS016 (02/05), and 170006 (02). The invention further provides methods for making the antibodies in a non-human animal, expression of the antibodies in cell lines including hybridomas and recombinant host cell systems. Also provided are kits and pharmaceutical compositions comprising the antibodies and methods of treating or preventing pseudomonas infection by administering to a patient the pharmaceutical compositions described herein.02-12-2009
20090285752IMMUNOTHERAPY OF B CELL MALIGNANCIES AND AUTOIMMUNE DISEASES USING UNCONJUGATED ANTIBODIES AND CONJUGATED ANTIBODIES AND ANTIBODY COMBINATIONS AND FUSION PROTEINS - The invention is directed to a method for treating a treating and diagnosing a B cell-related disease, T cell-related disease or an autoimmune disease in a mammal by concurrently or sequentially administering to the mammal a therapeutic composition that comprises a pharmaceutically acceptable vehicle and at least one conjugated antibody, wherein predosing with a non-radiolabeled antibody is not performed.11-19-2009
20090074662Cancerous Disease modifying antibodies - The present invention relates to a method for producing cancerous disease modifying antibodies using a novel paradigm of screening. By segregating the anti-cancer antibodies using cancer cell cytotoxicity as an end point, the process makes possible the production of anti-cancer antibodies for therapeutic and diagnostic purposes. The antibodies can be used in aid of staging and diagnosis of a cancer, and can be used to treat primary tumors and tumor metastases. The anti-cancer antibodies can be conjugated to toxins, enzymes, radioactive compounds, cytokines, interferons, target or reporter moieties and hematogenous cells.03-19-2009
20090074661ANTI-IL-22RA ANTIBODIES AND BINDING PARTNERS AND METHODS OF USING IN INFLAMMATION - The present invention relates to blocking, inhibiting, reduceing, antagonizing or neutralizing the activity of IL-22, IL-20, or both IL-20 and IL-22 polypeptide molecules. IL-20 and IL-22 are cytokines that are involved in inflammatory processes and human disease. IL-22RA (zcytor11) is a common receptor for IL-20 and IL-22. The present invention includes anti-IL-22RA antibodies and binding partners, as well as methods for antagonizing IL-22 or both IL-20 and IL-22 using such antibodies and binding partners.03-19-2009
20090074659Cancerous disease modifying antibodies - The present invention relates to a method for producing patient cancerous disease modifying antibodies using a novel paradigm of screening. By segregating the anti-cancer antibodies using cancer cell cytotoxicity as an end point, the process makes possible the production of anti-cancer antibodies for therapeutic and diagnostic purposes. The antibodies can be used in aid of staging and diagnosis of a cancer, and can be used to treat primary tumors and tumor metastases. The anti-cancer antibodies can be conjugated to toxins, enzymes, radioactive compounds, and hematogenous cells.03-19-2009
20090208410ED-B FIBRONECTIN AS STRATIFICATION MARKER FOR ANTI-TUMOR DRUGS - The present invention relates to a method for stratifying tumor cells comprising the steps: (a) providing a sample comprising tumor cells to be analysed, (b) contacting said sample with an ED-B fibronectin-specific molecule and assessing the binding thereof to tumor cells in said sample, and (c) stratifying said tumor cells based on the assessment of step (b).08-20-2009
20100297006NUCLEIC ACIDS AND CORRESPONDING PROTEINS ENTITLED 191P4D12(b) USEFUL IN TREATMENT AND DETECTION OF CANCER - A novel gene 191P4D12(b) and its encoded protein, and variants thereof, are described wherein 191P4D12(b) exhibits tissue specific expression in normal adult tissue, and is aberrantly expressed in the cancers listed in Table I. Consequently, 191P4D12(b) provides a diagnostic, prognostic, prophylactic and/or therapeutic target for cancer. The 191P4D12(b) 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 191P4D12(b) can be used in active or passive immunization.11-25-2010
20100297005NUCLEIC ACIDS AND CORRESPONDING PROTEIN ENTITLED 125P5C8 USEFUL IN TREATMENT AND DETECTION OF CANCER - A novel gene 191P4D12(b) and its encoded protein, and variants thereof, are described wherein 191P4D12(b) exhibits tissue specific expression in normal adult tissue, and is aberrantly expressed in the cancers listed in Table I. Consequently, 191P4D12(b) provides a diagnostic, prognostic, prophylactic and/or therapeutic target for cancer. The 191P4D12(b) 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 191P4D12(b) can be used in active or passive immunization.11-25-2010
20110129414Single Chain Fragment of Monoclonal Antibody 9B9 and Uses Thereof - Anti-ACE single chain fragment antibodies are disclosed. The present invention relates to using these antibodies, and polymers thereof, in methods for detecting, diagnosing, prognosing, preventing, or treating diseases associated with ACE expressing tissue.06-02-2011
20110123441NOVEL GREB1A MONOCLONAL ANTIBODY - The generation and validation of a novel monoclonal GREB1 antibody (GREB1ab). Methods for the prognosis, diagnosis, assessment of disease progression, severity and outcome utilize GREB1 molecules as biomarkers. The GREB1 antibody is also a useful tool for investigations focused on the expression, distribution and function of GREB1 in normal and cancer tissues.05-26-2011
20100310452PROSTATE-SPECIFIC MEMBRANE ANTIGEN AND USES THEREOF - This invention provides an isolated nucleic acid molecule encoding an alternatively spliced human prostate-specific membrane antigen. This invention provides an isolated nucleic acid comprising a promoter sequence normally associated with the transcription of a gene encoding a human prostate-specific membrane antigen. This invention provides an isolated polypeptide having the biological activity of an alternatively spliced prostate-specific membrane antigen.12-09-2010
20110110852Multivalent Antibodies and Uses Therefor - The present application describes engineered antibodies, with three or more functional antigen binding sites, and uses, such as therapeutic applications, for such engineered antibodies.05-12-2011
20110212022ANTITUMOR ANTIBODIES, PROTEINS, AND USES THEREOF - Antibodies that bind to a 40 kDa protein which is expressed on tumors, but is not expressed on normal adult hemopoietic cells are disclosed. Also disclosed are methods for production and the use of such antibodies.09-01-2011
20090068099CANCEROUS DISEASE MODIFYING ANTIBODIES - The present invention relates to a method for producing cancerous disease modifying antibodies using a novel paradigm of screening. By segregating the anti-cancer antibodies using cancer cell cytotoxicity as an end point, the process makes possible the production of anti-cancer antibodies for therapeutic and diagnostic purposes. The antibodies can be used in aid of staging and diagnosis of a cancer, and can be used to treat primary tumors and tumor metastases. The anti-cancer antibodies can be conjugated to toxins, enzymes, radioactive compounds, and hematogenous cells.03-12-2009
20090068098ANTIBODIES AND RELATED MOLECULES THAT BIND TO 58P1D12 PROTEINS - Antibodies and molecules derived therefrom that bind to 58P1D12 protein and variants thereof, are described wherein 58P1D12 exhibits tissue specific expression in normal adult tissue, and is aberrantly expressed in the cancers listed in Table I. Consequently, 58P1D12 provides a diagnostic, prognostic, prophylactic and/or therapeutic target for cancer. The 58P1D12 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 58P1D12 can be used in active or passive immunization.03-12-2009
20110150759MONOCLONAL ANTIBODY 175 TAGETING THE EGF RECEPTOR AND DERIVATIVES AND USES THEREOF - The present invention relates to antibodies, particularly antibody 175, and fragments thereof or antibodies derived therefrom, which bind to the EGF receptor, particularly to amplified or overexpressed epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) and to the de2-7 EGFR truncation of the EGFR. These antibodies are useful in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer. Recombinant or hybrid antibodies having the variable region heavy or light chain sequence(s) of antibody 175 are also provided. The antibodies of the present invention may also be used in therapy in combination with chemotherapeutics or anti-cancer agents and/or with other antibodies or fragments thereof.06-23-2011
20090068096SEQUENCE OF STRO-1 ANTIBODY VARIABLE REGION - The amino acid sequence of the heavy chain polypeptide and the light chain polypeptide of the STRO-1 antibody is disclosed. Also disclosed are methods for detecting and isolating cells expressing the STRO-1 cell surface protein.03-12-2009
20110008249PROTEINS WITH HIGH IMMUNOREACTIVITY AND METHOD FOR THEIR PRODUCTION - The invention relates to (glyco-) proteins, in particular monoclonal antibodies, which have an immunoreactivity of >81%, preferably >90%. The inventive monoclonal antibodies are produced using a fluidized bed reactor in conjunction with a conventional protein-chemical purification method or preferably with a purification method involving less column chromatography. The monoclonal antibodies thus produced are suitable, in gamma-irradiated form, e.g. Tc-99m labeled, for the in vivo diagnosis of inflammatory diseases and bone marrow metastases. In alpha- or beta-irradiated form, e.g. astatine or Re-188 or Y-90 labeled form, the inventive monoclonal antibodies can be used, for example, in the treatment of leukemia.01-13-2011
20110008250Treatment of Autoimmune Diseases - The present invention concerns treatment of autoimmune diseases with antagonists which bind to B cell surface markers, such as CD19 or CD20.01-13-2011
20090074660Human Monoclonal Antibodies To O8E - The present disclosure provides isolated monoclonal antibodies, particularly human monoclonal antibodies that specifically bind to O8E with high affinity. Nucleic acid molecules encoding the antibodies of this disclosure, expression vectors, host cells and methods for expressing the antibodies of this disclosure are also provided. Immunoconjugates, bispecific molecules and pharmaceutical compositions comprising the antibodies of this disclosure are also provided. This disclosure also provides methods for treating cancer.03-19-2009
20110110853PRIMITIVE VASCULAR PROGENITOR CELLS AND USES THEREOF - Described herein are isolated mammalian cells (progenitor cell biomarkers), referred to as primitive vascular progenitor cells (PVPC), which are present in and isolated from blood (e.g., peripheral blood) and useful as biomarkers of vascular remodeling in mammals (e.g., humans, rodents).05-12-2011
20110129415NOVEL ANTIBODY AND USE IN DIAGNOSIS AND THERAPY OF ARTHROPATHIES - The present invention provides a composition comprising an antibody or fragment thereof against oxidised Collagen II (CII) in which the antibody or fragment thereof is conjugated to a pharmaceutically active moiety. The invention also provides a composition comprising an antibody or fragment thereof against oxidised Collagen II (Gil) and a detectable label. The invention further provides the use of such compositions in medicine, in particular for the treatment of an arthropathy, and in methods of diagnosis.06-02-2011
20110027174NANOTUBES FOR CANCER THERAPY AND DIAGNOSTICS - The present invention provides a novel approach to cancer therapy and diagnostics that utilizes nanotubes and other similar nanostructures as both an indirect source of radiation therapy (BNCT), and as delivery vehicles for other types of radio- and chemo-therapeutic materials, as well as imaging agents for diagnostic purposes.02-03-2011
20110052488Methods For Treating, Diagnosing, and Monitoring Rheumatoid Arthritis - Methods of identifying, diagnosing, and prognosing rheumatoid arthritis are provided, as well as methods of treating rheumatoid arthritis. Also provided are methods for identifying effective rheumatoid arthritis therapeutic agents and predicting responsiveness to rheumatoid arthritis therapeutic agents.03-03-2011
20110129416RECOMBINANT MONOCLONAL ANTIBODIES AND CORRESPONDING ANTIGENS FOR COLON AND PANCREATIC CANCERS - 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.06-02-2011
20120034158Anti-met monoclonal antibody, fragments and derivatives thereof for use in tumor diagnosis corresponding compositions and kits - An immuno-imaging agent for the detection of tumor cells by means of an immuno-imaging technique, including at least one of: 02-09-2012
20110243842MAMMALIAN RECEPTOR PROTEINS; RELATED REAGENTS AND METHODS - Nucleic acids encoding mammalian, e.g., primate, receptors, purified receptor proteins and fragments thereof. Antibodies, both polyclonal and monoclonal, are also provided. Methods of using the compositions for both diagnostic and therapeutic utilities are described.10-06-2011
20110212024MARKER FOR INFLAMMATORY CONDITIONS - Use of pregnancy-associated plasma protein-A as a marker for inflammatory conditions, and in particular, for acute coronary syndromes is described.09-01-2011
20110243841Antibody-Based Depletion of Antigen-Presenting Cells and Dendritic Cells - Disclosed herein are methods and compositions comprising anti-CD74 and/or anti-HLA-DR antibodies for treatment of GVHD and other immune dysfunction diseases. In preferred embodiments, the anti-CD74 and/or anti-HLA-DR antibodies are effective to deplete antigen-presenting cells, such as dendritic cells. Most preferably, administration of the therapeutic compositions depletes all subsets of APCs, including mDCs, pDCs, B cells and monocytes, without significant depletion of T cells. In alternative embodiments, administration of the therapeutic compositions suppresses proliferation of allo-reactive T cells, while preserving cytomegalovirus (CMV)-specific, CD810-06-2011
20110243840MONOCLONAL ANTIBODIES AGAINST ORTHOPOXVIRUSES - The present invention relates to monoclonal antibodies that bind or neutralize Orthopoxviruses. The invention provides such antibodies, fragments of such antibodies retaining B5 or A33 binding ability, fully human antibodies retaining B5 or A33 binding ability, and pharmaceutical compositions including such antibodies. The invention further provides for isolated nucleic acids encoding the antibodies of the invention and host cells transformed therewith. Additionally, the invention provides for prophylactic, therapeutic, and diagnostic methods employing the antibodies and nucleic acids of the invention.10-06-2011
20100028256DIFFERENTIAL GENE EXPRESSION IN PHYSIOLOGICAL AND PATHOLOGICAL ANGIOGENESIS - Methods of inhibiting pathological angiogenesis in a subject are disclosed. In particular examples, the method includes administering a therapeutically effective amount of a composition to a subject wherein the composition includes a specific binding agent that preferentially binds to one or more pathological angiogenesis marker proteins including Vscp, CD276, ETSvg4 (Pea3), CD137(4-1BB), MiRP2, Ubiquitin D (Fat10), Doppel (prion-PLP), Apelin, Plgf, Ptprn (IA-2), CD109, Ankylosis, and collagen VIIIα1. In additional examples, methods to deliver a therapeutic agent to a brain or liver endothelial cell are also disclosed.02-04-2010
20090130019Methods of perispinal extrathecal administration of large molecules for diagnostic use in mammals - This application concerns novel methods which enable or improve the ability of molecules, particularly large molecules, to cross the blood-brain barrier, the blood-eye barrier, and/or the blood-nerve barrier and therefore be of improved diagnostic and/or therapeutic use in humans and other mammals. These methods involve perispinal administration of imaging agents without direct intrathecal injection. Perispinal administration is defined as administration of the molecule into the anatomic area within 10 cm of the spine. Perispinal administration results in absorption of the imaging agent into the vertebral venous system. The vertebral venous system is capable of transporting molecules into the brain, the eye, the retina, the auditory apparatus, the cranial nerves, the head, the spine, the spinal cord, the vertebral bodies, the dorsal root ganglia, and the nerve roots via retrograde venous flow, thereby bypassing the blood-brain barrier and similar barriers and delivering the molecules to the brain, the eye, the retina, the auditory apparatus, the cranial nerves, the head, the spine (including the vertebral bodies), the spinal cord, the dorsal root ganglia, or the nerve roots. This method may be utilized for a wide variety of diagnostic agents, including, but not limited to biologics, monoclonal antibodies, fusion proteins, monoclonal antibody fragments, antibodies to tumor antigens, hormones, cytokines, anti-cytokines, interleukins, anti-interleukins, interferons, colony-stimulating factors, cancer chemotherapeutic agents, growth factors, anti-virals and antibiotics, including those which are radiolabeled, iodinated, or otherwise altered to facilitate diagnostic imaging. Included in these novel methods are perispinal delivery of amyloid imaging agents, and other ligands radiolabeled with [11C] or [18F] to faciliate PET imaging of the brain.05-21-2009
20110085971NANOTUBES FOR CANCER THERAPY AND DIAGNOSTICS - The present invention provides a novel approach to cancer therapy and diagnostics that utilizes nanotubes and other similar nanostructures as both an indirect source of radiation therapy (BNCT), and as delivery vehicles for other types of radio- and chemo-therapeutic materials, as well as imaging agents for diagnostic purposes.04-14-2011
20100015044Methods and compositions for diagnosis of iga-and igm-mediated kidney diseases - The present invention features noninvasive methods for diagnosing IgA or IgM kidney disorders, such as IgA nephropathy, Henoch-Schönlein purpura, and IgM nephropathy, in a mammal. The invention also features compositions and kits useful in diagnosing these disorders.01-21-2010
20100008851ANTI-GD2 ANTIBODIES AND METHODS AND USES RELATED THERETO - Described herein are antibodies that specifically bind ganglioside GD2. Also described are nucleotides encoding such antibodies, cells expressing such antibodies, methods of use for such antibodies, and methods for using the antibodies to treat diseases associated with ganglioside GD2. In addition, tissue culture media supplements are described as are methods of use for the supplements. Described herein are albumin-ganglioside conjugates and corresponding methods for producing such conjugates. Methods of purifying or isolating antibodies are also described.01-14-2010
20100015047Lung-Expressed Polypeptides - Modulators of phosphatidic acid phosphatase type 2C and other polypeptides, highly expressed in cancers as compared to normal tissues, are provided for treatment of proliferative disorders such as cancer. A method is provided for detecting polypeptides that are overexpressed in cancer, whereby antibodies or binding proteins that specifically recognize these molecules are contacted with a patient's bodily fluid. The method provides an early diagnosis of cancer, and can detect recurrence and metastasis following an initial diagnosis. The invention further provides methods of treating cancer with therapeutic agents directed toward these protein and peptide biomarkers.01-21-2010
20110085973Methods and Agents for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Hepatocellular Carcinoma - 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.04-14-2011
20110176996COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR CANCER MANAGEMENT USING ANTIBODIES BINDING TO NUCLEOTIDE SALVAGE PATHWAY ENZYMES AND COMPLEXES THEREOF - Compositions and methods are provided for the diagnosis, treatment, and medical management of cancers. The methods include the use of antibodies and other binding molecules that specifically bind to one or more nucleotide salvage pathway enzymes (SPEs) selected from the group consisting of adenine phosphoribosyltransferase (APRT), hypoxanthine-guanine phosphoribosyltransferase (HGPRT), deoxycytidine kinase (dCK); and thymidine kinase 1 (TK1) and complexes comprising SPEs, for detection of the SPE(s) on or in cancer cells and/or on or in body fluids and tissues of cancer patients. Binding of SPEs is useful in the methods provided herein for diagnosing cancer, determining prognosis of cancer and assessing the effectiveness of cancer treatments. Immunoassay systems for use in the methods are also provided, including sandwich immunoassays. In addition, an amino acid sequence comprising a novel TK1 binding site is provided, as well as nucleotide sequences encoding it.07-21-2011
20110150760PRLR-Specific Antibody and Uses Thereof - PRLR-specific antibodies are provided, along with pharmaceutical compositions containing such antibody, kits containing a pharmaceutical composition, and methods of preventing and treating cancer.06-23-2011
20110250131Antigens Associated with Endometriosis, Psoriatic Arthritis and Psoriasis - Specific binding members that bind the ED-A isoform of fibronectin for use in methods of diagnosis, detection, imaging and/or treatment of endometriosis, and/or for use in delivery to the neovasculature of endometriotic tissue of a molecule conjugated to the specific binding member. Specific binding members that bind tenascin-C, especially the A1, A2, A3, A4 and/or D domain tenascin-C large isoform, for use in methods of diagnosis, detection, imaging and/or treatment of endometriosis, psoriatic arthritis or psoriasis, and/or for use in delivery to the neovasculature of endometriotic, psoriatic arthritic or psoriatic tissue of a molecule conjugated to the specific binding member.10-13-2011
20110250130TNF-ALPHA BINDING PROTEINS - Isolated binding proteins, e.g., antibodies or antigen binding portions thereof, which bind to tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-α), e.g., human TNF-α, and related antibody-based compositions and molecules are disclosed. Also disclosed are pharmaceutical compositions comprising the antibodies, as well as therapeutic and diagnostic methods for using the antibodies.10-13-2011
20110085972NANOTUBES FOR CANCER THERAPY AND DIAGNOSTICS - The present invention provides a novel approach to cancer therapy and diagnostics that utilizes nanotubes and other similar nanostructures as both an indirect source of radiation therapy (BNCT), and as delivery vehicles for other types of radio- and chemo-therapeutic materials, as well as imaging agents for diagnostic purposes.04-14-2011
20110070156Combining Radioimmunotherapy and Antibody-Drug Conjugates for Improved Cancer Therapy - Described herein are compositions and methods of use of radionuclide-antibody conjugates (for RAIT) and drug-antibody conjugates (ADC). The combination of RAIT and ADC was more efficacious than either RAIT alone, ADC alone, or the sum of effects of RAIT and ADC. The unexpected synergy resulted in decreased tumor growth rate and increased survival, with a high incidence of tumor-free survival in Capan-1 human pancreatic cancer xenografts in nude mice.03-24-2011
20130164215COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR DETECTING, DIAGNOSING, AND TREATING CANCER - The present invention provides compositions and methods useful for diagnosing, treating, and preventing cancer, particularly ovarian cancer and uterine cancer, based on the discovery that the oocyte specific protein, SAS1R (Sperm Acrosomal SLL-P1 Receptor), which is a sperm protein receptor, is also expressed in various cancers, including ovarian cancer and uterine cancer. Six SAS1R variants have been previously identified, and they are encompassed by the invention. The present invention further provides antibodies useful for targeting SAS1R expressing cells and for killing such cells.06-27-2013
20100303720VARIANTS OF HUMANIZED ANTI-CARCINOMA MAb CC49 - The invention is directed towards mouse-human chimeric variants of CC49 monoclonal antibodies with minimal murine content. A first aspect of the invention provides CDR variants of humanized monoclonal antibody (HuCC49) in which less than all six (three heavy chain and three light chain) Complementarity Determining12-02-2010
20120034159ANTIBODIES THAT BIND BOTH BCMA AND TACI - Molecules that interfere with the binding of a tumor necrosis factor receptor with its ligand, such as a soluble receptor or an anti-receptor antibody, have proven usefulness in both basic research and as therapeutics. The present invention provides antibodies that bind two tumor necrosis factor receptor family members: the transmembrane activator and calcium modulator and cyclophilin ligand-interactor (TACI) receptor, and the B-cell maturation (BCMA) receptor.02-09-2012
20110158905Dock-and-Lock (DNL) Complexes for Therapeutic and Diagnostic Use - Disclosed herein are methods and compositions dock and lock (DNL) complexes comprising an AD moiety selected from an AKAP protein and a DDD moiety selected from a protein kinase A regulatory subunit. Also disclosed are fusion proteins comprising an AD moiety or DDD moiety attached to an effector moiety. The DDD moieties form dimers that bind to the AD moiety to form the DNL complexes. The effector moieties may be selected from a wide range of known effector moieties that produce one or more physiological effects, including but not limited to cell death. The DNL complexes may further comprise one or more diagnostic and/or therapeutic agents. The DNL complexes are of use for treating and/or diagnosing a variety of diseases or conditions.06-30-2011
20090022663ANTIBODIES AND RELATED MOLECULES THAT BIND TO 161P2F10B PROTEINS - Antibodies and molecules derived therefrom that bind to 161P2F10B protein and variants thereof, are described wherein 161P2F10B exhibits tissue specific expression in normal adult tissue, and is aberrantly expressed in the cancers listed in Table I. Consequently, 161P2F10B provides a diagnostic, prognostic, prophylactic and/or therapeutic target for cancer. The 161P2F10B 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 161P2F10B can be used in active or passive immunization.01-22-2009
20090022662Cancerous disease modifying antibodies - The present invention relates to a method for producing cancerous disease modifying antibodies using a novel paradigm of screening. By segregating the anti-cancer antibodies using cancer cell cytotoxicity as an end point, the process makes possible the production of anti-cancer antibodies for therapeutic and diagnostic purposes. The antibodies can be used in aid of staging and diagnosis of a cancer, and can be used to treat primary tumors and tumor metastases. The anti-cancer antibodies can be conjugated to toxins, enzymes, radioactive compounds, and hematogenous cells.01-22-2009
20090022660Cancerous disease modifying antibodies - The present invention relates to a method for producing cancerous disease modifying antibodies using a novel paradigm of screening. By segregating the anti-cancer antibodies using cancer cell cytotoxicity as an end point, the process makes possible the production of anti-cancer antibodies for therapeutic and diagnostic purposes. The antibodies can be used in aid of staging and diagnosis of a cancer, and can be used to treat primary tumors and tumor metastases. The anti-cancer antibodies can be conjugated to toxins, enzymes, radioactive compounds, and hematogenous cells.01-22-2009
20090022658MODIFIED ANTIBODIES AND METHODS OF USE - Novel compounds, compositions and methods comprising modified antibodies are provided. In preferred embodiments the disclosed modified antibodies comprise antibodies having one or more of the constant region domains altered or deleted to afford beneficial physiological properties such as enhanced target localization and rapid blood clearance. The disclosed compounds are particularly useful for the treatment of neoplastic disorders in myelosuppressed patients.01-22-2009
20090324492Treatment for Central Nervous System Disorders - Compositions that include an Aβ polypeptide linked to a non-Aβ polypeptide are described, as well as methods of using such compositions.12-31-2009
20110150761POLYPEPTIDES, POLYNUCLEOTIDES ENCODING SAME, ANTIBODIES THEREAGAINST AND METHODS OF USING SAME FOR DIAGNOSING AND TREATING CANCER AND SKELETAL DISORDERS - An isolated polypeptide is provided, comprising an amino acid sequence being at least 88% homologous to SEQ ID NO: 15 (human) as determined by BlastP using default parameters, the isolated polypeptide being capable of promoting cell adhesion and/or cell homing.06-23-2011
20090311174Method For Treating Cancer - The present invention relates to methods, kits, compositions and uses thereof for treating cancer. In particular, the present invention relates to methods, kits, compositions and uses thereof for the treatment of metastatic cancer, the treatment of angiogenesis associated with metastatic cancer, inhibiting formation of vasculature associated with metastatic cancer, killing pericytes associated with metastatic cancer and killing cancer cells contiguous with tumour capillaries associated with metastatic cancer, comprising a killing agent conjugated to a protein, and wherein said killing agent conjugated to said protein binds to at least one cell associated with the metastatic cancer.12-17-2009
20090285751CANCEROUS DISEASE MODIFYING ANTIBODIES - The present invention relates to a method for producing cancerous disease modifying antibodies using a novel paradigm of screening. By segregating the anti-cancer antibodies using cancer cell cytotoxicity as an end point, the process makes possible the production of anti-cancer antibodies for therapeutic and diagnostic purposes. The antibodies can be used in aid of staging and diagnosis of a cancer, and can be used to treat primary tumors and tumor metastases. The anti-cancer antibodies can be conjugated to toxins, enzymes, radioactive compounds, and hematogenous cells.11-19-2009
20120201751Cytotoxicity Mediation of Cells Evidencing Surface Expression of CD44 - This invention relates to the staging, diagnosis and treatment of cancerous diseases (both primary tumors and tumor metastases), particularly to the mediation of cytotoxicity of tumor cells; and most particularly to the use of cancerous disease modifying antibodies (CDMAB), optionally in combination with one or more CDMAB/chemotherapeutic agents, as a means for initiating the cytotoxic response. The invention further relates to binding assays, which utilize the CDMAB of the instant invention. The anti-cancer antibodies can be conjugated to toxins, enzymes, radioactive compounds, cytokines, interferons, target or reporter moieties and hematogenous cells.08-09-2012
20120201750SERUM BIOMARKERS FOR MELANOMA METASTASIS - The present invention relates to methods for predicting and evaluating metastasis of solid cancers, such as melanoma, in a subject by measuring serum biomarkers associated with a metastatic phenotype. In particular, the present invention provides a serum gene expression signature that is different between highly aggressive and more metastatic versus less aggressive and less metastatic melanomas by quantitatively measuring the levels of, inter alia, lymphoid-specific helicase (HELLS) and condensing complex subunit 2 (NCAPH) transcripts in a subject.08-09-2012
20090010842Methods for the early diagnosis of ovarian cancer - The present invention discloses the protease stratum corneum chymotryptic enzyme (SCCE) is specifically over-expressed in ovarian and other malignancies. A number of SCCE peptides can induce immune responses to SCCE, thereby demonstrating the potential of these peptides in monitoring and the development of immunotherapies for ovarian and other malignancies.01-08-2009
20090142262Method of Diagnosing, Monitoring, Staging, Imaging and Treating Prostate Cancer - The present invention provides new methods for detecting, diagnosing, monitoring, staging, prognosticating, imaging and treating prostate cancer.06-04-2009
20080267863Method of Diagnosing, Monitoring, Staging, Imaging and Treating Colon Cancer - The present invention provides new methods for detecting, diagnosing, monitoring, staging, prognosticating, imaging and treating colon cancer.10-30-2008
20080219919Cytotoxicity mediation of cells evidencing surface expression of CD44 - This invention relates to the staging, diagnosis and treatment of cancerous diseases (both primary tumors and tumor metastases), particularly to the mediation of cytotoxicity of tumor cells; and most particularly to the use of cancerous disease modifying antibodies (CDMAB), optionally in combination with one or more CDMAB/chemotherapeutic agents, as a means for initiating the cytotoxic response. The invention further relates to binding assays, which utilize the CDMAB of the instant invention. The anti-cancer antibodies can be conjugated to toxins, enzymes, radioactive compounds, cytokines, interferons, target or reporter moieties and hematogenous cells.09-11-2008
20110165073IMMUNOTHERAPY OF B-CELL MALIGNANCIES USING ANTI-CD22 ANTIBODIES - B-cell malignancies, such as the B-cell subtype of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and chronic lymphocytic leukemia, are significant contributors to cancer mortality. The response of B-cell malignancies to various forms of treatment is mixed. Traditional methods of treating B-cell malignancies, including chemotherapy and radiotherapy, have limited utility due to toxic side effects. Immunotherapy with anti-CD20 antibodies have also provided limited success. The use of antibodies that bind with the CD22 or CD19 antigen, however, provides an effective means to treat B-cell malignancies such as indolent and aggressive forms of B-cell lymphomas, and acute and chronic forms of lymphatic leukemias. Moreover, immunotherapy with anti-CD22 and/or anti-CD19 antibodies requires comparatively low doses of antibody protein, and can be used effectively in multimodal therapies.07-07-2011
20110165072Detection of Early-Stage Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma - Described herein are compositions and methods of use of anti-pancreatic cancer antibodies or fragments thereof, such as murine, chimeric, humanized or human PAM4 antibodies. The subject antibodies show a number of novel and useful diagnostic characteristics, such as binding with high specificity to pancreatic and other cancers, but not to normal pancreatic tissues and binding to a high percentage of early stage pancreatic cancers. In preferred embodiments, the antibodies bind to pancreatic cancer mucins. The antibodies and fragments are of use for the detection and diagnosis of early stage pancreatic cancer. In preferred embodiments, the anti-pancreatic cancer antibodies can be used for immunoassay of serum samples, wherein the immunoassay can detect a marker for early stage pancreatic cancer in serum. More preferably, the serum is extracted with an organic phase, such as butanol, before immunoassay.07-07-2011
20110165071Methods Of Treating Cancer - Disclosed are methods of treating subjects having cancers including administering an effective amount of an early activation molecule agonist, antagonist or depletor, to the subject. Human monoclonal antibodies specific to the early activation molecules, and methods of use, are also disclosed.07-07-2011
20090202433Methods and Compositions for Generating Bioactive Assemblies of Increased Complexity and Uses - The present invention concerns methods and compositions for making and using bioactive assemblies of defined compositions, which may have multiple functionalities and/or binding specificities. In particular embodiments, the bioactive assembly is formed using dock-and-lock (DNL) methodology, which takes advantage of the specific binding interaction between dimerization and docking domains (DDD) and anchoring domains (AD) to form the assembly. In various embodiments, one or more effectors may be attached to a DDD or AD sequence. Complementary AD or DDD sequences may be attached to an adaptor module that forms the core of the bioactive assembly, allowing formation of the assembly through the specific DDD/AD binding interactions. Such assemblies may be attached to a wide variety of effector moieties for treatment, detection and/or diagnosis of a disease, pathogen infection or other medical or veterinary condition.08-13-2009
20090246129Compositions and methods for the diagnosis and treatment of tumor - The present invention is directed to compositions of matter useful for the diagnosis and treatment of tumor in mammals and to methods of using those compositions of matter for the same.10-01-2009
20080253964Methods and Compositions for F-18 Labeling of Proteins, Peptides and Other Molecules - The present application discloses compositions and methods of synthesis and use of F-18 labeled molecules of use, for example, in PET imaging techniques. In particular embodiments, the labeled molecules may be peptides or proteins, although other types of molecules including but not limited to aptamers, oligonucleotides and nucleic acids may be labeled and utilized for such imaging studies. In preferred embodiments, the F-18 label may be conjugated to a targeting molecule by formation of a metal complex and binding of the F-18-metal complex to a chelating moiety, such as DOTA, NOTA, DTPA, TETA or NETA. In other embodiments, the metal may first be conjugated to the chelating group and subsequently the F-18 bound to the metal. In other preferred embodiments, the F-18 labeled moiety may comprise a targetable conjugate that may be used in combination with a bispecific or multispecific antibody to target the F-18 to an antigen expressed on a cell or tissue associated with a disease, medical condition, or pathogen. Exemplary results show that F-18 labeled targetable conjugate peptides are stable in human serum at 37° C. for several hours, sufficient time to perform PET imaging analysis.10-16-2008
20110020219Anti-human tenascin monoclonal antibody - A novel anti-human tenascin ST2146 monoclonal antibody is described endowed with high affinity with the native antigen and high tumor selectivity. The cST2146 hybridoma is stably producing the antibody in high density culture conditions and is suitable for the industrial development of ST2146-based products. ST2146 exhibits properties exploitable for both therapeutic and diagnostic applications.01-27-2011
20110020220HUMANIZED ANTIBODIES AGAINST THE BETA-AMYLOID PEPTIDE - The invention discloses an isolated antibody that selectively binds to the C-terminal part of Abeta and is humanized or fully human. The antibody of the invention is capable of preventing oligomerisation of Abeta. Furthermore, a method of diagnosis comprising the steps of: (i) Labelling an antibody; (ii) Administering an effective dose of said antibody intranasally or systemically to a subject; and (iii) Detecting the concentration and/or presence of the labelled antibody in body parts of the subject is disclosed.01-27-2011
20110027173EPHRIN TYPE-A RECEPTOR 10 PROTEIN - The present invention provides methods and compositions for treatment, screening, diagnosis and prognosis of bladder cancer, breast cancer, colorectal cancer, head and neck cancer, kidney cancer, lung cancer or pancreatic cancer, for monitoring the effectiveness of bladder cancer, breast cancer, colorectal cancer, head and neck cancer, kidney cancer, lung cancer or pancreatic cancer treatment, and for drug development based on Ephrin Type-A Receptor 10 Protein.02-03-2011
20100284910Novel Method of Diagnosing, Monitoring, Staging, Imaging and Treating Various Cancers - The present invention provides a new method for detecting, diagnosing, monitoring, staging, prognosticating, imaging and treating selected cancers including gynecologic cancers such as breast, ovarian, uterine and endometrial cancer and lung cancer.11-11-2010
20100284907TREATMENT OF TUMORS BY ABLATING BONE MARROW-DERIVED ENDOTHELIAL PROGENITOR CELLS - This invention provides methods of treating tumors and other conditions characterized by abnormal neoangiogenesis by inhibiting bone marrow-derived endothelial progenitor cells.11-11-2010
20100284911PREPARATIONS AND METHODS FOR TREATING MALIGNANCIES - Disclosed are therapeutic formulations comprising antibodies for the monomeric isoform of A-protein and a physiologically acceptable carrier. Methods for the treatment of subjects using these therapeutic formulations are also disclosed.11-11-2010
20110117013COMPOSITIONS AGAINST CANCER ANTIGEN LIV-1 AND USES THEREOF - Described herein are methods and compositions that can be used for diagnosis and treatment of cancer.05-19-2011
20090214423SELECTIVE TARGETING OF TUMOR VASCULATURE USING RADIOLABELLED ANTIBODY MOLECULES - A specific binding member that binds human ED-B, wherein the specific binding member is labelled with an isotope selected from the group consisting of 08-27-2009
20110002845METHODS OF TREATING, DIAGNOSING OR DETECTING FGF21-ASSOCIATED DISORDERS - The invention provides, inter alia, methods for treating cancer and vascular disease, compositions for treating cancer and vascular disease, and methods and compositions for diagnosing and/or detecting cancer and vascular disease.01-06-2011
20110262350BREAST ENDOTHELIAL CELL EXPRESSION PATTERNS - To gain a better understanding of breast tumor angiogenesis, breast endothelial cells (ECs) were isolated and evaluated for gene expression patterns. When transcripts from breast ECs derived from normal and malignant breast tissues were compared, genes that were specifically elevated in tumor-associated breast endothelium were revealed. These results confirm that neoplastic and normal endothelium in human breast are distinct at the molecular level, and have significant implications for the development of anti-angiogenic therapies in the future.10-27-2011
20110262349Methods and Agents for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Hepatocellular Carcinoma - The present invention relates to methods of diagnosing, and methods of treating, hepatocellular carcinoma in a subject. The invention also relates to polypeptide antagonists of PLVAP proteins, including humanized and chimeric antibodies that specifically bind PLVAP proteins, as well as compositions and kits comprising such polypeptide antagonists.10-27-2011
20110262348Selective targeting of intratumoral cells - The present invention relates to the field of tumor growth and biology. The invention relates to activities and characteristics of tumor-associated macrophages, and uses of such for the diagnosis and treatment of cancer and tumor growth.10-27-2011
20110052489Anti-CD19 Antibodies - The present invention provides humanized, chimeric and human anti-CD19 antibodies, anti-CD19 antibody fusion proteins, and fragments thereof that bind to a human B cell marker. Such antibodies, fusion proteins and fragments thereof are useful for the treatment and diagnosis of various B-cell disorders, including B-cell malignancies and autoimmune diseases. In more particular embodiments, the humanized anti-CD19 antibodies may comprise one or more framework region amino acid substitutions designed to improve protein stability, antibody binding and/or expression levels. In a particularly preferred embodiment, the substitutions comprise a Ser91Phe substitution in the hA19 VH sequence.03-03-2011
20110256056Monoclonal Antibodies Against HER2 Antigens, and Uses Therefor - The present invention provides and includes monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) preferentially selective for HER2 antigens, hybridoma lines that secrete these HER2 antibodies or antibody fragments, and the use of such antibodies and antibody fragments to detect HER2 antigens, particularly those expressed by cancer cells. The present invention also includes antibodies that are specific for or show preferential binding to a soluble or secreted form of HER2. The present invention also includes an antibody or antibody fragment that is capable of reducing the activity of HER2 in at least one form, including a soluble form or a secreted form. The present invention further includes chimeric antibodies, processes for producing monoclonal and chimeric antibodies or monoclonal or chimeric antibodies, and their therapeutic uses, particularly in the detection of cancer most preferentially in human breast, stomach, and colon. The present invention further includes methods and kits for the immunodetection and immunotherapy of cells for samples which express HER2 antigens.10-20-2011
20110044896Tumor-targeting monoclonal antibodies to FZD10 and uses thereof - The present invention relates to an antibody or a fragment thereof which is capable of binding to a Frizzled homologue 10 (FZD10) protein, such as a mouse monoclonal antibody, a chimeric antibody and a humanized antibody. Also, the present invention relates to a method for treating and/or preventing FZD10-associated disease; a method for diagnosis or prognosis of FZD10-associated disease; and a method for in vivo imaging of FZD10 in a subject.02-24-2011
20090202431STEM-LIKE CELLS IN BONE SARCOMAS - Isolation and purification of stem cells from within a bulk sarcoma tumor. These cells express the marker genes of pluripotent embryonic stem cells, Stat 3, Oct 3/4, and Nanog. A subset of these cells show the surface marker of mesenchymal stem cells Stro-1, as well as express attributes of mesodermal, ectodermal, and endodermal differentiation. The isolation, purification and characterization of these stem cells now provides the ideal target for the development of highly effective therapies against tumors.08-13-2009
20110097262NOVEL ANTI-cMET ANTIBODY - The invention relates to a novel antibody capable of binding specifically to the human c-Met receptor and/or capable of specifically inhibiting the tyrosine kinase activity of said receptor both in a ligand-dependent and in a ligand-independent manner, with an improved antagonistic activity, said antibody comprising a modified hinge region.04-28-2011
20110097261AMIGO-2-INHIBITORS FOR TREATING, DIAGNOSING OR DETECTING CANCER - The invention provides, inter alia, methods for treating cancer, compositions for treating cancer, and methods and compositions for diagnosing and/or detecting cancer. In particular, the present invention provides compositions and methods for treating, diagnosing and detecting cancers associated with AMIGO-2 overexpression.04-28-2011
20100166652Laminin receptor 1 precursor protein (37LRP) epitope delineated by an hepatocellular carcinoma specific antibody - This invention relates to the diagnosis and treatment of cancerous diseases, particularly to such diagnosis and treatment which revolves around the ability of the 5LAC-23 monoclonal antibody (or antigenic binding fragments derived therefrom) to bind with the Laminin Receptor 1 Precursor Protein 37LRP; and most particularly to diagnosis and treatment of Hepatocellular Carcinoma by various means which rely upon direct binding of 5LAC-23 with the particular antigenic moiety specifically recognized thereby and generally overexpressed in Hepatocellular carcinoma cells. The invention additionally relates to the treatment of such cells with conjugated moieties effective to aid in differentiation, treatment and diagnostic imaging thereof.07-01-2010
20100158802Chimeric, Human and Humanized Anti-CSAP Monoclonal Antibodies - The present invention provides humanized, chimeric and human anti-CSAp antibodies and anti-CSAp antibody fusion proteins that are useful for the treatment and diagnosis of various cancers, including colon cancer.06-24-2010
20100158801METHODS FOR THE TREATMENT OF ACUTE MYELOID LEUKEMIA - This invention relates to the staging, diagnosis and treatment of cancerous diseases (both primary tumors and tumor metastases), particularly to the mediation of cytotoxicity of tumor cells; and most particularly to the use of isolated monoclonal antibodies, antigen binding fragments thereof, and/or cancerous disease modifying antibodies (CDMAB), optionally in combination with one or more CDMAB, chemotherapeutic agents, and conjugates thereof, as a means for initiating a cytotoxic response to human hematologic malignancies. The invention further relates to binding assays, which utilize the isolated monoclonal antibodies, antigen binding fragments thereof, and/or CDMAB of the instant invention. The cancerous disease modifying antibodies antibodies can be conjugated to toxins, enzymes, radioactive compounds, cytokines, interferons, target or reporter moieties and hematogenous cells.06-24-2010
20100068135ANTIBODY COMPOSITIONS, METHODS FOR TREATING NEOPLASTIC DISEASE AND METHODS FOR REGULATING FERTILITY - Antibody compositions and methods for inhibition of the effects of gonadotropin hormones are provided. Methods for treating cancer and methods for regulating fertility are provided by administration of the antibody compositions to a mammalian subject in need thereof.03-18-2010
20100068137Dock-and-Lock (DNL) Vaccines for Cancer Therapy - The present invention concerns methods and compositions for forming anti-cancer vaccine DNL complexes using dock-and-lock technology. In preferred embodiments, the anti-cancer vaccine DNL complex comprises an antibody moiety that binds to dendritic cells, such as an anti-CD74 antibody or antigen-binding fragment thereof, attached to an AD (anchoring domain) moiety and a xenoantigen, such as CD20, attached to a DDD (dimerization and docking domain) moiety, wherein two copies of the DDD moiety form a dimer that binds to the AD moiety, resulting in the formation of the DNL complex. The anti-cancer vaccine DNL complex is capable of inducing an immune response against xenoantigen expressing cancer cells, such as CD13803-18-2010
20100068136Anti-CD19 Antibodies - The present invention provides humanized, chimeric and human anti-CD19 antibodies, anti-CD19 antibody fusion proteins, and fragments thereof that bind to a human B cell marker. Such antibodies, fusion proteins and fragments thereof are useful for the treatment and diagnosis of various B-cell disorders, including B-cell malignancies and autoimmune diseases. In more particular embodiments, the humanized anti-CD19 antibodies may comprise one or more framework region amino acid substitutions designed to improve protein stability, antibody binding and/or expression levels. In a particularly preferred embodiment, the substitutions comprise a Ser91Phe substitution in the hA19 VH sequence.03-18-2010
20110189087TMPRSS4-Specific Human Antibody - The present invention relates to a transmembrane protease, serine (TMPRSS4)-specific human antibody, and more particularly to a human antibody including a complementarity determining region (CDR) and a framework region (FR) derived from a human antibody specifically bound to TMPRSS4. The TMPRSS4-specific human antibody expressed in the various kinds of cancer cells of the present invention may be used in diagnosis of the cancer, classification of the disease, visualization, treatment, and prognostic evaluation.08-04-2011
20110189086Diagnostic Method for Atherosclerosis - The invention relates to a method of identifying/monitoring active atherosclerotic plaques associated with blood vessel walls wherein the plaques comprise activated macrophages having accessible binding sites for a ligand. The method comprises the steps of administering to a patient being evaluated for atherosclerosis an effective amount of a composition comprising a conjugate of a ligand and a chromophore capable of emitting light under predetermined conditions, allowing sufficient time for the ligand conjugate to bind to the activated macrophages, subjecting the blood vessels to the predetermined conditions using a catheter-based device, and identifying active plaques by detecting light emitted by the chromophore using a catheter-based device or by using an external imaging technique. The invention also relates to a similar method wherein a chemical moiety capable of emitting radiation is conjugated to the ligand.08-04-2011
20100021379Chemical Antibodies for Immunotherapy and Imaging - The present invention provides antibody conjugates comprising a targeting agent covalently attached to an antibody or fragment thereof. The antibody conjugates of the present invention are particularly useful for imaging a tumor, organ, or tissue and for treating diseases and disorders such as cancer, inflammatory diseases, autoimmune diseases, infectious diseases, and neurological disorders. Kits containing the antibody conjugates described herein find utility in a wide range of applications including, for example, in vivo imaging and immunotherapy.01-28-2010
20120308480HUMANIZED ANTIBODIES AGAINST TL1A - Disclosed are humanized antibodies that bind specifically to TNF superfamily member 15 (TNFSF15), also known as TL1A. Methods of making and using the anti-TL1A antibodies are also described. The humanized antibodies may be antagonists and may used to treat or diagnose conditions associated with TL1A function.12-06-2012
20120308479Brain Endothelial Cell Expression Patterns - To gain a better understanding of brain tumor angiogenesis, new techniques for isolating brain endothelial cells (ECs) and evaluating gene expression patterns were developed. When transcripts from brain ECs derived from normal and malignant colorectal tissues were compared with transcripts from non-endothelial cells, genes predominantly expressed in the endothelium were identified. Comparison between normal- and tumor-derived endothelium revealed genes that were specifically elevated in tumor-associated brain endothelium. These results confirm that neoplastic and normal endothelium in human brains are distinct at the molecular level, and have significant implications for the development of anti-angiogenic therapies in the future.12-06-2012
20120308478ANTIBODIES SPECIFIC FOR CLAUDIN 6 (CLDN6) - The present invention provides antibodies useful as therapeutics for treating and/or preventing diseases associated with cells expressing Claudin-6 (CLDN6), including tumor-related diseases such as ovarian cancer, lung cancer, gastric cancer, breast cancer, hepatic cancer, pancreatic cancer, skin cancer, malignant melanoma, head and neck cancer, sarcoma, bile duct cancer, cancer of the urinary bladder, kidney cancer, colon cancer, placental choriocarcinoma, cervical cancer, testicular cancer, and uterine cancer.12-06-2012
20120308477BRIEF RADIOIMMUNOTHERAPY - The present invention relates to a method of treating a subject having a cancer in a body cavity characterized in that it comprises the steps of: 12-06-2012
20110020221CANCER STEM CELL EXPRESSION PATTERNS AND COMPOUNDS TO TARGET CANCER STEM CELLS - Described herein are therapeutic targets expressed in cancer stem cells and methods for treating and diagnosing cancer by targeting such cells with antibodies, compounds, nucleic acid, or other therapeutic agent. In one embodiment described herein, therapeutic agents for the treatment of cancer are provided based on the identification of cancer stem cell targets. The present invention also includes therapeutic targets for cancer therapy and cancer stem cell-targeted therapy. The invention includes the treatment of cancer by the administration of compounds or agents that target cancer stem cells.01-27-2011
20110020222MODIFIED ANTIBODIES AND METHODS OF USE - Novel compounds, compositions and methods comprising modified antibodies are provided. In preferred embodiments the disclosed modified antibodies comprise antibodies having one or more of the constant region domains altered or deleted to afford beneficial physiological properties such as enhanced target localization and rapid blood clearance. The disclosed compounds are particularly useful for the treatment of neoplastic disorders in myelosuppressed patients.01-27-2011
20080311034Anti-Tissue Factor Antibodies and Compositions with Enhanced Effector Function - Variants of antibodies to human tissue factor are optimized for the capability to elicit effector functions produced by immune effector cells while maintaining the ability to neutralize the biological functions of tissue factor, such as the prevention of blood clotting via the extrinsic pathway, and are produced by mutations of the Fc-region of the antibody. The variants comprise A330Y, A330I, and I332E where the I332E variant may optionally further comprise a second substitution selected from A330I (in the case of the first substitution being I332E), V264I, and S239D. The variants may further be optimized for the capability to elicit effector functions produced by immune effector cells by production of the antibody variants under conditions that produce effector function enhancing glycosylation of the Fc-region.12-18-2008
20110085970ANTI-B7H4 MONOCLONAL ANTIBODY-DRUG CONJUGATE AND METHODS OF USE - The present disclosure provides isolated monoclonal antibodies, particularly human monoclonal antibodies that specifically bind to B7H4 with high affinity. Nucleic acid molecules encoding the antibodies of this disclosure, expression vectors, host cells and methods for expressing the antibodies of this disclosure are also provided, immunoconjugates, including antibody-drug conjugates, bispecific molecules and pharmaceutical compositions comprising the antibodies of this disclosure are also provided. This disclosure also provides methods for treating cancer.04-14-2011
20110091379METHOD FOR TREATING TUMORS AND THEIR METASTASES - The invention relates to a medicament against tumors and their metastases, which preferentially settle in bone tissue, comprising active ingredient at least one binding molecule that binds to bone sialoprotein or a fragment thereof in serum or plasma.04-21-2011
20110305631Camptothecin Conjugates of Anti-CD22 Antibodies for Treatment of B Cell Diseases - Disclosed herein are compositions and methods of use comprising combinations of anti-CD22 antibodies with a therapeutic agent. The therapeutic agent may be attached to the anti-CD22 antibody or may be separately administered, either before, simultaneously with or after the anti-CD22 antibody. In preferred embodiments, the therapeutic agent is an antibody or fragment thereof that binds to an antigen different from CD22, such as CD19, CD20, CD21, CD22, CD23, CD37, CD40, CD40L, CD52, CD80 and HLA-DR. However, the therapeutic agent may an immunomodulator, a cytokine, a toxin or other therapeutic agent known in the art. More preferably, the anti-CD22 antibody is part of a DNL complex, such as a hexavalent DNL complex. Most preferably, combination therapy with the anti-CD22 antibody or fragment and the therapeutic agent is more effective than the antibody alone, the therapeutic agent alone, or the combination of anti-CD22 antibody and therapeutic agent that are not conjugated to each other. Administration of the anti-CD22 antibody and therapeutic agent induces apoptosis and cell death of target cells in diseases such as B-cell lymphomas or leukemias, autoimmune disease or immune dysfunction disease.12-15-2011
20110305630MISFOLDED PROTEINS IN CANCER TREATMENT AND DIAGNOSIS - Cancer cells are identified and inhibited using agents that bind to epitopes unique to misfolded forms of surface proteins presented by the cancer cells. In one embodiment, cancer cells are identified and treated using antibodies that bind to a YYX epitope available on the misfolded form of the prion protein, PrP, which has been identified on various cancer cell lineages.12-15-2011
20110305629Anti-Alpha v Beta 6 Antibodies and Uses Thereof - The present invention is in the fields of cell biology, immunology and oncology. The invention provides humanized antibodies that recognize α12-15-2011
20100034736IDENTIFICATION OF CANCER STEM CELLS USING GENETIC MARKERS - The invention relates to the identification of markers for cancer stem cells. These markers can be used in a number of different ways, including diagnosis and therapy. In particular, the invention relates to a method of detecting, identifying and/or quantifying cancer stem cells, the method comprising the step of assessing the level of expression; the activity; or the sequence of the SLUG, OVOL1 and/or OVOL2 gene, promoter and/or expression product in a cell.02-11-2010
20100111856ZIRCONIUM-RADIOLABELED, CYSTEINE ENGINEERED ANTIBODY CONJUGATES - Antibodies are engineered by replacing one or more amino acids of a parent antibody with non cross-linked, highly reactive cysteine amino acids. Antibody fragments may also be engineered with one or more cysteine amino acids to form cysteine engineered antibody fragments (ThioFab). Methods of design, preparation, screening, and selection of the cysteine engineered antibodies are provided. Cysteine engineered antibodies (Ab) are conjugated with one or more zirconium complex (Z) labels through a linker (L) to form cysteine engineered zirconium-labeled antibody conjugates having Formula I:05-06-2010
20100143246Interleukin 17 Receptor-Like Protein - The present invention relates to a novel IL17RLP protein which is a member of the interleukin (IL)-17 receptor family. In particular, isolated nucleic acid molecules are provided encoding the human IL17RLP protein. IL17RLP polypeptides are also provided as are vectors, host cells and recombinant methods for producing the same. The invention further relates to screening methods for identifying agonists and antagonists of IL17RLP activity. Also provided are diagnostic methods for detecting immune system-related disorders and therapeutic methods for treating, diagnosing, detecting, and/or preventing immune system-related disorders.06-10-2010
20080286197Antibody for Diagnosing and Treating Neuropsychiatric Diseases, in Particular Schizophrenia, Depression and Bipolar Affective Disorders - An antibody for diagnosis or treatment of neuropsychiatric diseases, in particular schizophrenia, depression or bipolar affective disorders, is characterized in that the antibody recognizes misfolded specific proteins that can be assigned to one of the diseases, and a method for diagnosis by means of antibodies that bind to neuropsychiatric disease-specific proteins.11-20-2008
20100310453HETEROLOGOUS ANTIBODIES WHICH BIND HUMAN CD4 - The invention relates to transgenic non-human animals capable of producing high affinity human sequence antibodies. The invention is also directed to human sequence antibodies specific for human antigens, such as, human CD4. The invention also is directed to methods for producing human sequence antibodies.12-09-2010
20120148490ANTI-NGF COMPOSITIONS AND USE THEREOF - The present invention is directed to antibodies and fragments thereof having binding specificity for NGF. Another embodiment of this invention relates to the antibodies described herein, and binding fragments thereof, comprising the sequences of the V06-14-2012
20130142730COMPOUNDS AND METHODS FOR THE TREATMENT OF CANCER - The present invention provides organic arsenicals. Many of these compounds have potent in vitro cytotoxic activity against numerous human tumor cell lines, both of solid and hematological origin, as well as against malignant blood cells from patients with leukemia.06-06-2013
20080219920Chimeric, Human and Humanized Anti-CSAP Monoclonal Antibodies - The present invention provides humanized, chimeric and human anti-CSAp antibodies and anti-CSAp antibody fusion proteins that are useful for the treatment and diagnosis of various cancers, including colon cancer.09-11-2008
20110059012IDENTIFICATION OF CD8+ T CELLS THAT ARE CD161HI AND/OR IL18R (ALPHA) HI AND HAVE RAPID DRUG EFFLUX CAPACITY - This invention provides, among other things, methods for the identification and isolation of viable putative long-lived antigen-specific memory CD803-10-2011
20110064653Class I Anti-CEA Antibodies and Uses Thereof - The present invention provides compositions and methods of use of humanized, chimeric or human Class I anti-CEA antibodies or fragments thereof, preferably comprising the light chain variable region CDR sequences SASSRVSYIH (SEQ ID NO:1); GTSTLAS (SEQ ID NO:2); and QQWSYNPPT (SEQ ID NO:3); and the heavy chain variable region CDR sequences DYYMS (SEQ ID NO:4); FIANKANGHTTDYSPSVKG (SEQ ID NO:5); and DMGIRWNFDV (SEQ ID NO:6). The Class I anti-CEA antibodies or fragments are useful for treating diseases, such as cancer, wherein the diseased cells express CEACAM5 and/or CEACAM6 antigens. The Class I anti-CEA antibodies or fragments are also of use for interfering with specific processes, such as metastasis, invasiveness and/or adhesion of cancer cells, or for enhancing sensitivity of cancer cells to cytotoxic agents and have favorable effects on the survival of subjects with cancer.03-17-2011
20110064654PROSTATE CANCER DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT - The present invention relates to novel antibodies and their use for detecting, imaging, staging, treating and monitoring of prostate cancer, and/or metastasis thereof. The present invention also relates to novel pharmaceutical compositions for the treatment of prostate cancer. Furthermore the present invention relates to assay systems and kits for detecting, imaging, staging, treating and monitoring of prostate cancer, and/or metastasis thereof.03-17-2011
20110171126Enhanced Cytotoxicity of Anti-CD74 and Anti-HLA-DR Antibodies with Interferon-Gamma - Disclosed herein are methods and compositions comprising interferon-γ (IFN-γ) and anti-CD74 or anti-HLA-DR antibodies. In preferred embodiments, the IFN-γ increases the expression of CD74 and/or HLA-DR in target cells and increases the sensitivity of the cells to the cytotoxic effects of the anti-CD74 or anti-HLA-DR antibodies. The compositions and methods are of use to treat diseases involving CD7407-14-2011
20090142261EPHB3-Specific Antibody and Uses Thereof - EphB3-specific antibodies are provided, along with pharmaceutical compositions containing such antibody, kits containing a pharmaceutical composition, and methods of preventing and treating cancer.06-04-2009
20090274620Hybridoma Cell Line G250 and its use for Producing Monoclonal Antibodies - This invention relates to a hybridoma cell line which is capable of producing the monoclonal antibody G250. Furthermore, the invention describes the method of employing such cell line for the production and manufacture of monoclonal antibody G250 as well as derivatives thereof such as chimeric and humanized G250 antibodies11-05-2009
20120045391Formulations Targeting IGFBP7 for Diagnosis and Therapy of Cancer - The invention relates to antibodies or fragments thereof specific for insulin-like growth factor binding protein-7 (IGFBP7). A method of raising anti-IGFBP7 single domain antibodies is also disclosed and specific antibody clones are described, along with their binding characteristics. The anti-IGFBP7 antibodies may be useful as diagnostic tools for detecting neoplastic diseases involving tumor angiogenesis, and a variety of other angiogenesis associated diseases.02-23-2012
20120045392PYRO-GLUTAMATE A BETA TARGETING AGENTS - A method of inhibiting amyloid beta aggregation in a mammal includes administering an amount of a pyro-Glu-(3-40/42)-Aβ targeting agent and/or fragment thereof that specifically binds to an epitope of the N terminus end of a pyro-Glu-(3-40/42)-Aβ effective to inhibit amyloid beta aggregation in the subject.02-23-2012
20120003149NOVEL MONOCLONAL ANTIBODY, AND USE THEREOF - [Theme] To provide a monoclonal antibody against human GPR87. Also, to provide a novel means for diagnosing or treating a malignant tumor.01-05-2012
20120003148RADIOIMMUNOTHERAPY AND IMAGING OF TUMOR CELLS THAT EXPRESS VIRAL ANTIGENS - Methods and compositions are provided for treating and imaging a virus-associated cancer, where the methods comprise administering to a subject a radiolabeled binding molecule, wherein the binding molecule binds to a virus antigen expressed by virus-associated cancer cells in the subject.01-05-2012
20090022657Novel CXCL8 antagonists - Novel antagonists of the chemokine CXCL8 (also known as Interleukin-8) can be obtained by generating mutants having specific combinations of non-conservative substitutions of basic amino acids located in the C-terminal region. Compounds prepared in accordance with the present invention can be used to block CXCL8 activity in vivo, thereby providing therapeutic compositions for use in the treatment or prevention of CXCL8-related diseases.01-22-2009
20120207672SELECTIVE DETECTION OF BONE METASTASES IN RENAL CLEAR CELL CARCINOMA - The present invention refers to the detection of bone metastases in renal cell carcinoma (RCC) and suitable reagents therefore using a 08-16-2012
20120207673Modified Variable Domain Molecules And Methods For Producing And Using Same - The present disclosure provides an isolated protein comprising an antibody heavy chain variable region (V08-16-2012
20120301395Monoclonal Antibodies Against PCBP-1 Antigens, and Uses Therefor - The present invention provides and includes monoclonal antibodies (MoAbs or mAbs) specific or preferentially selective for PCBP-1 antigens, hybridoma lines that secrete these PCBP-1 antibodies or antibody fragments, and the use of such antibodies and antibody fragments to detect PCBP-1 antigens, particularly those expressed by cancer cells. The present invention also includes antibodies that are specific for or show preferential binding to a soluble form of PCBP-1. The present invention further includes chimeric and humanized antibodies, processes for producing monoclonal, chimeric, and humanized antibodies using recombinant DNA technology, and their therapeutic uses, particularly in the treatment of cancer. The present invention further includes methods and kits for the immunodetection and immunotherapy of cells for samples which express PCBP-1 antigens.11-29-2012
20120045390Composition and Methods for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Tumor - The present invention is directed to compositions of matter useful for the diagnosis and treatment of tumor in mammals and to methods of using those compositions of matter for the same.02-23-2012
20120301394TARGETING AND IN VIVO IMAGING OF TUMOR-ASSOCIATED MACROPHAGES - The invention relates to activities and characteristics of tumor-associated macrophages (TAMs). In particular, immunoglobulin single variable domains are provided against markers of TAMs, and methods using the same for in vivo imaging of tumor cells, as well as cancer diagnostics and therapeutics.11-29-2012
20120014871Ovarian Cancer Methylome - The present invention provides methods and kits for identifying a cell that exhibits or is predisposed to exhibiting unregulated growth by detecting hypermethylation of a gene or a regulatory region in at least one gene in the cell. Also provided are methods for diagnosis or prognosis of ovarian cancer in a subject. Also provided are methods of ameliorating ovarian cancer in a subject by administering to the subject an agent that demethylates a hypermethylated gene or regulatory region thereof.01-19-2012
20120014872 Novel Method of Diagnosing, Monitoring, Staging, Imaging and Treating Various Cancers - The present invention provides a new method for detecting, diagnosing, monitoring, staging, prognosticating, imaging and treating selected cancers including gynecologic cancers such as breast, ovarian, uterine and endometrial cancer and lung cancer.01-19-2012
20120014870Diagnosis and Treatment of Cancer Using Anti-LGR7 Antibody - With dedicated research, the present inventors discovered that not only the LGR7 gene but also the LGR7 protein are highly expressed in clear cell adenocarcinoma cells of ovarian cancer. Furthermore, the present inventors found that anti-LGR7 antibodies have antibody-dependent cell-mediated cytotoxicity (ADCC) activity and complement-dependent cytotoxicity (CDC) activity against LGR7-expressing cells. From the above findings, the present inventors discovered that the anti-LGR7 antibodies are useful for diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of primary and metastatic ovarian clear cell adenocarcinoma.01-19-2012
20110081292Methods Of Treating Viral Hepatitis - Disclosed are methods of treating viral hepatitis including administering an effective amount of an early activation molecule agonist, antagonist or depletor, to the subject. Human monoclonal antibodies specific to the early activation molecules, and methods of use, are also disclosed.04-07-2011
20120156130USE OF HER3 BINDING AGENTS IN PROSTATE TREATMENT - Described herein are materials and methods for using a HER3 binding agent for prostate treatment. The HER3 binding agent can be, for example, an antibody, and can be used to treat conditions such as benign prostate hyperplasia (BPH) and prostate cancer.06-21-2012
20120156129NOVEL ANTIBODIES - The present invention relates to the use of VEGF antagonists and a novel anti-α5β1 antibody for treating cancer and inhibiting angiogenesis and/or vascular permeability, including inhibiting abnormal angiogenesis in diseases. The present invention also relates to compositions and kits comprising novel anti-α5β1 antibodies and methods of making and using them.06-21-2012
20120064001Anti-VEGF Antibody Compositions and Methods - Disclosed are human antibodies that specifically inhibit VEGF binding to only one (VEGFR2) of the two primary VEGF receptors. The antibodies effectively inhibit angiogenesis and induce tumor regression, and yet have improved safety due to their specificity. The present invention thus provides new human antibody-based compositions, methods and combined protocols for treating cancer and other angiogenic diseases. Advantageous immunoconjugate compositions and methods using the new VEGF-specific human antibodies are also provided.03-15-2012
20120064000Human Monoclonal Antibodies Against Hendra And Nipah Viruses - The present invention relates to monoclonal antibodies that bind or neutralize Hendra or Nipah virus. The invention provides such antibodies, fragments of such antibodies retaining Hendra or Nipah virus-binding ability, fully human antibodies retaining Hendra or Nipah virus-binding ability, and pharmaceutical compositions including such antibodies. The invention further provides for isolated nucleic acids encoding the antibodies of the invention and host cells transformed therewith. Additionally, the invention provides for prophylactic, therapeutic, and diagnostic methods employing the antibodies and nucleic acids of the invention.03-15-2012
20120063999PSCA: PROSTATE STEM CELL ANTIGEN AND USES THEREOF - The invention provides a novel prostate cell-surface antigen, designated Prostate Stem Cell Antigen (PSCA), which is widely over-expressed across all stages of prostate cancer, including high grade prostatic intraepithelial neoplasia (PIN), androgen-dependent and androgen-independent prostate tumors.03-15-2012
20100183507TUMOR MARKERS IN OVARIAN CANCER - The present invention features methods of diagnosing and prognosticating ovarian tumors by detecting increased expression of an ovarian tumor marker gene in a subject or in a sample from a subject. Also featured are kits for the aforementioned diagnostic and prognostic methods. In addition, the invention features methods of treating and preventing ovarian tumors, and methods of inhibiting the growth or metastasis of ovarian tumors, by modulating the production or activity of an ovarian tumor marker polypeptide. Further featured are methods of inhibiting the growth or metastasis of an ovarian tumor by contacting an ovarian tumor cell with an antibody that specifically binds an ovarian tumor marker polypeptide.07-22-2010
20110091378Methods and Compositions for Treating Fibrosis Related Disorders Using IL-17 Antagonists - The present invention relates methods and compositions for treating interleukin-17 (IL-17) related conditions, such as IL-17A or IL-17F, or muteins thereof in patients having fibrosis using IL-17 antagonists, such as small molecule IL-17 antagonists or protein IL-17 antagonists, such as antibodies, including specified portions or variants, specific for at least one IL-17 protein, mutein or fragment thereof, including therapeutic formulations, administration and devices.04-21-2011
20110091377BIOMARKERS FOR MELANOMA - The present invention relates to methods of determining melanoma status in a subject. The invention also relates to kits for determining melanoma status in a subject. The invention further relates to methods of identifying biomarkers and correlating biomarker expression to melanoma status or stage in a subject.04-21-2011
20100015046Camptothecin-Binding Moiety Conjugates - The invention relates to therapeutic conjugates with improved ability to target various diseased cells containing a targeting moiety (such as an antibody or antibody fragment), a linker and a camptothecin as a therapeutic moiety, and further relates to processes for making and using the said conjugates.01-21-2010
20100290985MACROMOLECULAR COMPOSITIONS THAT CROSS THE BLOOD-BRAIN BARRIER AND METHODS OF USE THEREOF - The invention provides diagnostic and therapeutic macromolecular compositions that cross the blood-brain barrier, in some embodiments in both directions, while allowing their activity to remain substantially intact once across the barrier. Also provided are methods for using such compositions in the diagnosis or treatment of CNS disorders such as Alzheimer's disease.11-18-2010
20120121503Inhibition Of CD69 For Treatment Of Inflammatory Conditions - A method of treating or reducing at least one inflammatory condition or the susceptibility to at least one inflammatory condition is provided involving administering at least one CD69 antagonist to a subject, wherein the subject has been diagnosed with at least one inflammatory condition, or a susceptibility to the same. CD69 antagonists can include one or more of an anti-CD69 antibody, an anti-CD69 aptamer, a CD69 mRNA antagonist, and a small molecule pharmaceutical.05-17-2012
20120121505THERAPEUTIC COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS - The present application provides novel binding proteins, including human binding proteins that specifically bind to the human ErbB2.05-17-2012
20120121504B CELL SURFACE REACTIVE ANTIBODIES - The invention relates to antibodies that are reactive to the cell surface of CD19+ B cells, including B-cell chronic lymphocytic leukemia (B-CLL) cells, and compositions and methods for using such antibodies, including in the diagnosis and treatment of disorders associated with CD19+ B cells, such as B-CLL.05-17-2012
20120121506Targeting of Bone Marrow Neovasculature - Antibodies which bind an antigen of the bone marrow neovasculature in leukaemia patients, for use in treatment and diagnosis of leukaemia, in particular the treatment and diagnosis of acute myeloid leukaemia (AML).05-17-2012
20120164066ANTIGEN-BINDING PROTEINS COMPRISING RECOMBINANT PROTEIN SCAFFOLDS - Disclosed herein are recombinant protein scaffolds and recombinant multifunctional protein scaffolds for use in producing antigen-binding proteins In addition, nucleic acids encoding such recombinant protein scaffolds, recombinant multifunctional protein scaffolds, and antigen-binding proteins are provided Vectors and cells useful for expression of the described proteins are also provided, as are methods of use.06-28-2012
20120164068IMMUNO-CONJUGATES AND METHODS FOR PRODUCING THEM - The present invention provides an isolated protein comprising an immunoglobulin variable region comprising at least two cysteine residues positioned within framework region 1 such that if at least two of the cysteine residues are not conjugated to another compound a disulphide bond forms between the cysteine residues. Preferably the protein comprises an immunoglobulin heavy chain variable region and an immunoglobulin light chain variable region, wherein at least one of the variable regions comprises the two cysteine residues. The present invention also provides a protein that binds to TAG72. The present invention also provides conjugates of the protein and another compound.06-28-2012
20100247432MARKER FOR THE DIAGNOSIS OF CANCER - The present invention relates to a method for diagnosing peritoneal carcinoses or metastatic primary tumors in a subject, as well as to a method for providing a prognosis to a subject diagnosed with a primary tumor to develop metastases, in particular peritoneal carcinosis, comprising the step of determining the level of expression of at least phosphoglycerate kinase 1 (PGK1) gene. Further, the invention relates to a diagnostic kit, comprising at least one substance for detection of the activity and/or expression of phosphoglycerate kinase 1 (PGK1) and/or β-catenin, either alone or in combination with the detection of CXCR4 and/or CXCL12, for the diagnosis or prognosis of peritoneal carcinoses and/or metastatic primary tumors. Also, a method for the preventive treatment of peritoneal carcinoses and/or metastatic primary tumors in a subject in need thereof is disclosed, wherein the method comprises the step of administering to the subject at least a pharmaceutically effective amount of a substance inhibiting the activity and/or expression of phosphoglycerate kinase 1 (PGK1).09-30-2010
20100247431POLYPEPTIDES INCLUDING MODIFIED CONSTANT REGIONS - Disclosed are processes for producing a variant polypeptide (e.g. antibodies) having increased binding affinity for an FcγR, which processes comprise modifying the polypeptides by substitution of the amino acid at position 268 of a human IgG CH2 region for a non-native polar or charged amino acid e.g. Gln, Asn, Glu, or Asp. also provided are corresponding polypeptides, nucleic acids, and methods of use of the same e.g. in improved lytic therapies.09-30-2010
20120128584ANTI-CDH3 ANTIBODIES LABELED WITH RADIOISOTOPE LABEL AND USES THEREOF - The present invention relates to anti-CDH3 antibodies, which can be labeled with a radioisotope. Moreover, the present invention provides methods and pharmaceutical compositions that comprise an anti-CDH3 antibody as an active ingredient. Since CDH3 is strongly expressed in pancreatic, lung, colon, prostate, breast, gastric or liver cancer cells, the present invention is useful in pancreatic, lung, colon, prostate, breast, gastric or liver cancer therapies.05-24-2012
20100209343Methods and kits for diagnosis of cancer and prediction of therapeutic value - A method for identifying a patient for cancer therapy can include administering a diagnostic dose of a detectably labeled first binding agent to a patient, the detectably labeled binding agent being capable of binding a molecular target. The method also includes selecting a patient for administration of a therapeutic dose of a second binding agent capable of binding a cellular target, wherein the selected patient exhibits a positive reading for the detectably labeled first binding agent. Furthermore, the method can include administering a therapeutic dose of the second binding agent to the patient.08-19-2010
20110182809Method of Promoting Neurogenesis - The present description relates generally to methods of using Abeta binding molecules including, for example, antibodies and antibody fragments that recognize Abeta. The description provides methods of promoting neurogenesis, angiogenesis, synaptic activity and/or dendritic arborization using Abeta binding molecules. The description also provides methods of treating various diseases, disorder, injuries and conditions associated with amyloid plaques or the accumulation of Abeta.07-28-2011
20120315216Compositions and Methods for Treating and Diagnosing Cancer - The present invention relates to compositions and methods for treating, characterizing, and diagnosing cancer. In particular, the present invention provides gene expression profiles associated with solid tumor stem cells, as well as novel stem cell cancer markers useful for the diagnosis, characterization, and treatment of solid tumor stem cells.12-13-2012
20100172832DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT OF MALIGNANT NEOPLASMS - The invention features a method for diagnosing and inhibiting growth of a malignant neoplasm in a mammal by contacting a cell or a bodily fluid of the mammal with an antibody which binds to an human aspartyl (asparaginyl) beta-hydroxylase (HAAH) polypeptide. Methods of immunization to generate an HAAH-specific immune response are also within the invention.07-08-2010
20090214421ANTIBODY DIRECTED AGAINST PAP2a AND USE THEREOF FOR DIAGNOSTIC AND THERAPEUTIC PURPOSES - The present invention aims at developing a gene delivery system which has a high selectivity to a target cell and can introduce and express a gene with high efficiency, particularly developing such a system for use in a gene delivery therapy using a viral vector. The present invention provides a method for targeting a drug, which comprises the step of delivering a drug containing a therapeutic gene to a target site using an anti-PAP2a antibody.08-27-2009
20120251441ADJUVANT IMMUNOTHERAPY FOR THE PREVENTIVE, CURATIVE OR PALLIATIVE TREATMENT OF CHRONIC SYSTEMIC DISEASES SUCH AS CANCER, OF CLINICAL MANIFESTATIONS ASSOCIATED WITH DISEASES LIKE CACHEXIA AND CORRECTION OF ADVERSE EFFECTS OF DRUGS SUCH AS IMMUNOSUPPRESSION, NEUTROPENIA AND LYMPHOPENIA, COMPRISING THE ASSOCIATION OR COMBINATION OF A BIOLOGICAL RESPONSE MODIFIER SPECIALLY SELECTED AND OTHER SUBSTANCES WITH ANTINEOPLASTIC ACTION AND/OR OTHER TREATMENTS - The present invention comprises a new combination or association of pharmacologically active substances and/or non-drug treatments for chronic systemic diseases such as cancer. According to the present invention, the combination or association of substances and/or non-drug treatments is used to treat cancer, clinical problems associated to cancer and adverse side effects related to substances and/or treatments used to fight this illness. The components of the combination or association of substances, the biological response modifier (proteic aggregate of ammonium and magnesium phospholinoleate-palmitoleate anhydride) and at least one substance and/or treatment with antineoplastic properties can be jointly or simultaneously or consecutively or sequentially administered in an appropriate form, according to their chemical properties, and with the use of the most suitable procedures, and also in the most therapeutically effective dose and use.10-04-2012
20120213699SINGLE CHAIN FRAGMENT OF MONOCLONAL ANTIBODY 9B9 AND USES THEREOF - Anti-ACE single chain fragment antibodies are disclosed. The present invention relates to using these antibodies, and polymers thereof, in methods for detecting, diagnosing, prognosing, preventing, or treating diseases associated with ACE expressing tissue.08-23-2012
20120076725LUNG CANCER MARKERS, AND USES THEREOF - Methods and compositions are provided for assessing (e.g., diagnosing), treating, and preventing diseases, especially cancer, and particular lung cancer, using lung cancer markers (LCM). Individual LCM and panels comprising multiple LCM are provided for these and other uses. Methods and compositions are also provided for determining or predicting the effectiveness of a treatment or for selecting a treatment using LCM. Methods and compositions are further provided for modulating cell function using LCM. Also provided are compositions that modulate LCM (e.g., antagonists or agonists), such as antibodies, proteins, small molecule compounds, and nucleic acid agents (e.g., RNAi and antisense agents), as well as pharmaceutical compositions thereof. Further provided are methods of screening for agents that modulate LCM, and agents identified by these screening methods.03-29-2012
20100047167COMBINATION THERAPY IN THE TREATMENT OF CANCER - Disclosed herein is a method of treating a tumor by administering to the subject a treatment effective amount of a therapeutic antibody and an alkylating agent.02-25-2010
20100047164Anti-Tumor Antibodies - Chondroition sulfate proteoglycans represent excellent targets for anti-tumor immunotherapy. Antibodies which target such proteoglycans can be used alone, in combinations, armed with a cytotoxic payload or unarmed. Combinations of such antibodies can target different epitopes of the proteoglycans. Internalization of the antibodies can increase the toxicity of the payloads. Single chain variable regions are especially advantageous for such anti-tumor immunotherapy.02-25-2010
20080213167USE OF CD23 ANTAGONISTS FOR THE TREATMENT OF NEOPLASTIC DISORDERS - Methods and kits for the treatment of neoplastic disorders comprising the use of a CD23 antagonist are provided. The CD23 antagonist may be used alone or in combination with chemotherapeutic agents. In particularly preferred embodiments the CD23 antagonists may be used to treat B cell chronic lymphocytic leukemia (B-CLL).09-04-2008
20120177568NOVEL MEDITOPES AND RELATED MEDITOPE-MONOCLONAL ANTIBODY DELIVERY SYSTEMS, SYNTHESIS AND THERAPEUTIC USES THEREOF - Meditope variants and methods for their use are provided herein. A meditope variant as described herein comprises a peptide having a sequence CQFDLSTRRLKC (SEQ ID NO:1) or CQYNLSSRALKC (SEQ ID NO:2) that has one or more modifications at of least one amino acid residue of the sequence. Multivalent meditope variant tethering entities are also provided. Such entities may include two or more meditopes coupled via a long linker, multivalent scaffold, biotin-streptavidin, or IgG Fc domain. Further, methods of treating, imaging or diagnosing a disease or condition are provided. Such methods may include administering a therapeutically effective amount of a pharmaceutical composition to a subject, the pharmaceutical compound comprising an antibody-meditope complex; a multivalent tethering agent in combination with a monoclonal antibody or functional fragment thereof; or a combination thereof.07-12-2012
20100008852BI-SPECIFIC MONOCLONAL ANTIBODY (SPECIFIC FOR BOTH CD3 AND CD11B) THERAPEUTIC DRUG - The present invention relates to the treatment of immune system abnormalities that can be found in lethal human cancers and also in the progressive Human Immunodeficiency Virus Type 1 (HIV-1) infections and provides medicaments to correct abnormalities in a subject with cancer or HIV-1-infected subjects, in order to allow the immune system to fight the cancer or HIV-1 infections. The present invention also discloses multivalent polypeptides which specifically bind to and enable destruction and/or inactivation of immune cells that have CD11b and CD3 on their surface, therefore dissipating the deleterious effects of the CD11b01-14-2010
20120225014ANTIBODIES TO CD40 - The present invention relates to antibodies and antigen-binding portions thereof that specifically bind to CD40, preferably human CD40, and that function as CD40 agonists. The invention also relates to human anti-CD40 antibodies and antigen-binding portions thereof. The invention also relates to antibodies that are chimeric, bispecific, derivatized, single chain antibodies or portions of fusion proteins. The invention also relates to isolated heavy and light chain immunoglobulins derived from human anti-CD40 antibodies and nucleic acid molecules encoding such immunoglobulins. The present invention also relates to methods of making human anti-CD40 antibodies, compositions comprising these antibodies and methods of using the antibodies and compositions for diagnosis and treatment. The invention also provides gene therapy methods using nucleic acid molecules encoding the heavy and/or light immunoglobulin molecules that comprise the human anti-CD40 antibodies. The invention also relates to transgenic animals comprising nucleic acid molecules of the present invention.09-06-2012
20120225013ANTI-MESOTHELIN ANTIBODIES AND IMMUNOCONJUGATES - The invention provides anti-mesothelin antibodies and immunoconjugates and methods of using the same.09-06-2012
20120258039TREATMENT OF TUMORS USING SPECIFIC ANTI-L1 ANTIBODY - The present invention relates to the anti-L1 monoclonal antibody 9.3 as well as to related antibodies or binding molecules and well as to the uses thereof, especially in tumor treatment.10-11-2012
20120258040COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS OF MONOCLONAL AND POLYCLONAL ANTIBODIES SPECIFIC FOR T CELL SUBPOPULATIONS - The invention provides compounds and methods for the ex vivo or in vivo expansion of NK T cells, CD1d-reactive T cells, and JαQ10-11-2012
20120258041COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR TREATING DISEASES OF PROTEIN AGGREGATION INVOLVING IC3B DEPOSITION - The invention provides antibodies that preferentially bind to iC3b relative to C3b. These antibodies serve to reduce the toxicity of this fragment and find use in treatment and prophylaxis of a variety of diseases associated with deposits of the fragment.10-11-2012
20120082618PROSTATE CANCER DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT - The present invention relates to novel antibodies and their use for detecting, imaging, staging, treating and monitoring of prostate cancer, and/or metastasis thereof. The present invention also relates to novel pharmaceutical compositions for the treatment of prostate cancer. Furthermore the present invention relates to assay systems and kits for detecting, imaging, staging, treating and monitoring of prostate cancer, and/or metastasis thereof.04-05-2012
20120082617Immunoconjugates with an Intracellularly-Cleavable Linkage - The present invention relates to therapeutic conjugates with improved ability to target various diseased cells containing a targeting moiety (such as an antibody or antibody fragment), a linker and a therapeutic moiety, and further relates to processes for making and using the conjugates.04-05-2012
20120230911TNF-ALPHA BINDING PROTEINS - TNF-α binding proteins, including chimeric, CDR-grafted, and humanized antibodies that bind TNF-α are provided. Binding proteins have high affinity for TNF-α and neutralize TNF-α activity. A binding protein can be a full-length antibody or a TNF-α-binding portion thereof. Methods of making and methods of using the binding proteins are also described. The TNF-α binding proteins are useful for detecting TNF-α and for inhibiting TNF-α activity, including in a human subject suffering from a disease or disorder in which TNF-α activity is detrimental.09-13-2012
20120230913PROTEIN NANOPARTICLE DISPERSIONS - Provided herein, inter alia, are protein dispersions comprising dense protein nanoclusters and methods of making the. Upon dilution, the clusters may reversibly dissociate into native protein molecules with high biological activity. The viscosities of the nanocluster dispersions may be sufficiently low to allow small-volume subcutaneous injections.09-13-2012
20120230912ANTIBODIES SPECIFIC FOR SOLUBLE AMYLOID BETA PEPTIDE PROTOFIBRILS AND USES THEREOF - The invention pertains to a method of measuring Aβ protofibrils in a sample. The method includes the steps of (a) providing a labeled monoclonal antibody or fragment thereof that binds wildtype Aβ 42/40 protofibril and Aβ42/40 Arc protofibril and has no or little cross-reactivity to Aβ 42/40 monomers with an agent that generates a measurable signal, (b) contacting said labeled antibody or fragment thereof with the fluid or tissue having or suspected of comprising Aβ protofibrils, and (c) measuring the amount of protofibrils bound to the antibody by measuring the signal generated by the agent.09-13-2012
20110123444Use of radioactively labelled molecule specifically binding to ED-B fibronection in a method of treatment of Hodgkin lymphoma - The invention relates to the use of a radioactively labelled molecule specifically binding to ED-B fibronectin in a method of treatment for patients with Hodgkin lymphoma, in particular primary refractory Hodgkin lymphoma or recurrent Hodgkin lymphoma after chemotherapy, and for Hodgkin lymphoma patients scheduled for primary combined-modality therapy.05-26-2011
20110123443PANCREATIC BETA-CELL MASS BIOMARKER - A biomarker for pancreatic beta-cell mass comprising measuring the levels of CFC1 in the serum of a subject is described. The biomarker provides a noninvasive means for measuring pancreatic beta cell mass that is particularly useful for monitoring the efficacy of treatments for metabolic disorders such as Type I or Type II diabetes, including pancreatic islet cell transplantations.05-26-2011
20110123442Tumor specific antibodies and uses therefor - Provided are isolated antibodies, and fragments and derivatives thereof, which bind to tumor antigens. Also provided are compositions and delivery agents that include the disclosed antibodies and fragments and derivatives thereof; cells that produce the same; methods for producing the same; methods of using the same for detecting, targeting, and/or treating tumors and/or metastatic cells derived therefrom and/or tumor stem cells; and methods for predicting the recurrence of cancer in a subject.05-26-2011
20110123440Altered Antibody FC Regions and Uses Thereof - The present invention relates to altered antibody Fc regions and uses thereof.05-26-2011
20110038791METHODS FOR INHIBITING SIX1 AND EYA PROTEINS - In some aspects, the invention provides a method of inhibiting interaction of Six1 with Eya2 comprising contacting a cell expressing Six1 and Eya2 with an agent that inhibits binding of Six1 to Eya2 or an agent that inhibits the phostphatase activity of Eya2 on Six1. In other apsects, the invention provides a method of treating cancer in a subject comprising administering to said subject an effective amount of an agent that inhibits Six1 interaction with Eya2 or an agent that inhibits the phostphatase activity of Eya2 on Six1. In some embodiments, the invention further provides for the administration of a second cancer therapy to the patient. In still further aspects, the invention provides a method of identifying a candidate anti-cancer agent. The candidate inhibitor may be a nucleic acid, a protein, a peptide or a small molecule.02-17-2011
20110038790TREATMENT AND PROPHYLAXIS OF AMYLOIDOSIS - Methods useful for effecting prophylaxis or treatment of amyloidosis, including AA Amyloidosis and AL amyloidosis, by administering peptides comprising neoepitopes, such as AA fragments from a C-terminal region of AA, and antibodies specific for neoepitopes of aggregated amyloid proteins, for example, antibodies specific for the C-terminal region of AA fibrils. Antibodies for inhibition of formation and/or increasing clearance of amyloid deposits in a patient thus effecting prophylaxis or treating amyloid disease.02-17-2011
20110002846CD24 AS A BRAIN TUMOR STEM CELL MARKER AND A DIAGNOSTIC AND THERAPEUTIC TARGET IN PRIMARY NEURAL AND GLIAL TUMORS OF THE BRAIN - The present invention is directed to methods of treating a primary brain tumor and preventing the migratory spread of a primary brain tumor in a subject. These methods involve utilizing the CD24 surface protein selectively expressed on tumor progenitor cells as a therapeutic target as well as a means for directing oncolytic therapeutics directly to the tumor site. The present invention further relates to methods of diagnosing the presence of a brain tumor and monitoring the status of the brain tumor in a subject based on CD24 expression in tumor progenitor cells.01-06-2011
20120263644TREATMENT AND DIAGNOSIS OF INFLAMMATORY DISORDERS AND HIV - This invention concerns compositions and methods of treating or diagnosing inflammatory disorders and other disorders, as well as compositions and methods of treating HIV.10-18-2012
20120321555TREATMENT AND PROPHYLAXIS OF AMYLOIDOSIS - Methods useful for effecting prophylaxis or treatment of amyloidosis, including AA Amyloidosis and AL amyloidosis, by administering peptides comprising neoepitopes, such as AA fragments from a C-terminal region of AA, and antibodies specific for neoepitopes of aggregated amyloid proteins, for example, antibodies specific for the C-terminal region of AA fibrils. Antibodies for inhibition of formation and/or increasing clearance of amyloid deposits in a patient thus effecting prophylaxis or treating amyloid disease.12-20-2012
20110236307IN VIVO IMAGING METHOD - The present invention provides an in vivo imaging method that facilitates the diagnosis of Parkinson's disease (PD) at an early stage. Early diagnosis is particularly advantageous as neuroprotective treatment can be applied to healthy neural cells to delay or even prevent the onset of debilitating clinical symptoms.09-29-2011
20110236306COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR THE REMOVAL OF BIOFILMS - This invention provides isolated or recombinant polypeptides that are useful to vaccinate individuals suffering from chronic/recurrent biofilm disease or as a therapeutic for those with an existing infection. The individual's immune system will then naturally generate antibodies which prevent or clear these bacteria from the host by interfering with the construction and or maintenance of a functional protective biofilm. Alternatively, antibodies to the polypeptides can be administered to treat or prevent infection. Bacteria that cannot form functional biofilms are more readily cleared by the remainder of the host's immune system.09-29-2011
20100233080Antigen Binding Molecules that Bind EGFR, Vectors Encoding Same, and Uses Thereof - 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 EGFR. 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.09-16-2010
20100233079Dual Variable Domain Immunoglobulins and Uses Thereof - The present invention relates to engineered multivalent and multispecific binding proteins, methods of making, and specifically to their uses in the prevention, diagnosis, and/or treatment of disease.09-16-2010
20120321556Enhanced Cytotoxicity of Anti-CD74 and Anti-HLA-DR Antibodies with Interferon-Gamma - Disclosed herein are methods and compositions comprising interferon-γ (IFN-γ) and anti-CD74 or anti-HLA-DR antibodies. In preferred embodiments, the IFN-γ increases the expression of CD74 and/or HLA-DR in target cells and increases the sensitivity of the cells to the cytotoxic effects of the anti-CD74 or anti-HLA-DR antibodies. The compositions and methods are of use to treat diseases involving CD7412-20-2012
20120321557ANTI-ICAM3 ANTIBODY AND USE THEREOF - Based on an anti-ICAM3 antibody obtained by immunizing a mouse with BaF3 cells having artificially over-expressed ICAM3, a chimeric antibody has been successfully prepared which exerts cytotoxic actions, including both a proliferation-suppressing activity and an ADCC activity, on a blood cancer cell line, and which exerts a tumor regression activity in vivo.12-20-2012
20120087861Human Anti-Tau Antibodies - Provided are novel human tau-specific antibodies as well as fragments, derivatives and variants thereof as well as methods related thereto. Assays, kits, and solid supports related to antibodies specific for tau are also disclosed. The antibody, immunoglobulin chain(s), as well as binding fragments, derivatives and variants thereof can be used in pharmaceutical and diagnostic compositions for tau targeted immunotherapy and diagnosis, respectively.04-12-2012
20120087860METHODS FOR IN VIVO CANCER DETECTION, DIAGNOSIS AND THERAPY USING MULTIDOMAIN BIOTAGS - In another embodiment, a method for detecting and/or diagnosing a cancer in a subject is provided. The method may include administering an effective dose of a biotag to a subject, or alternatively, administering an effective dose of a targeted contrast to the subject, the targeted contrast comprising a contrast agent and a biotag as described herein for targeting a cancer biomarker. The method may further include exposing the subject to a diagnostic imaging technique; detecting a population of cells expressing the cancer biomarker; and quantifying the expression of the cancer biomarker in the population of cells, wherein an increased expression of the cancer biomarker indicates that the subject has cancer.04-12-2012
20120328513COMPOSITIONS AGAINST CANCER ANTIGEN LIV-1 AND USES THEREOF - Described herein are methods and compositions that can be used for diagnosis and treatment of cancer.12-27-2012
20100215572METHODS OF TREATMENT USING LDCAM - The invention is directed to LDCAM as a purified and isolated protein, the DNA encoding the LDCAM, host cells transfected with cDNAs encoding LDCAM, processes for preparing LDCAM polypeptides and compositions and methods for treating utilizing LDCAM polypeptides.08-26-2010
20120100069B-Lymphocyte Targeting Agents for Use in a Method for the Treatment of a Disease - The present invention is related to a B-lymphocyte targeting agent for use in a method for the treatment or diagnosis of cardiac insufficiency. Furthermore, it is related to a composition comprising such B-lymphocyte targeting agent and methods for determining whether a patient suffering from cardiac insufficiency is amenable to the use of the B-lymphocyte targeting agent for its treatment.04-26-2012
20100183506ANTIGEN ASSOCIATED WITH LUNG CANCERS AND LYMPHOMAS - The invention relates to a binding member that binds the Extra Domain-A (ED-A) isoform of fibronectin for the treatment of lung cancer and lymphoma.07-22-2010
20100202963THERAPIES FOR HEMATOLOGIC MALIGNANCIES - The invention provides methods that relate to a novel therapeutic strategy for the treatment of hematological malignancies and inflammatory diseases. In particular, the method comprises administration of a compound of formula A,08-12-2010
20110158904ANTIBODIES THAT BIND CELL-ASSOCIATED CA 125/O772P AND METHODS OF USE THEREOF - The present invention provides antibodies, and antigen-binding fragments of antibodies, fusion polypeptides and analogs that preferentially bind cell-associated CA 125/O772P polypeptides relative to shed CA 125/O772P polypeptides. The present invention further provides methods of preventing, managing, treating or ameliorating one or more symptoms associated with a CA 125/O772P-related disorder. In particular, the present invention provides methods of preventing, managing, treating, or ameliorating one or more symptoms associated with a cell proliferative disorder, such as cancer, e.g., ovarian cancer. The present invention still further provides methods for diagnosing a CA 125/O772P-related disorder or predisposition to developing such a disorder, as well as methods for identifying antibodies, and antigen-binding fragments of antibodies, that preferentially bind cell-associated CA 125/O772P polypeptides relative to shed CA 125/O772P polypeptides.06-30-2011
20130022540METHODS TO FACILITATE TRANSMISSION OF LARGE MOLECULES ACROSS THE BLOOD-BRAIN, BLOOD-EYE, AND BLOOD-NERVE BARRIERS - A method for delivering a biologic to a human, comprising administering said biologic parenterally into the perispina! space of said human without direct intrathecal injection and positioning said human in a Trendelenburg position.01-24-2013
20080247945ANTI-IL-20 ANTIBODIES AND BINDING PARTNERS AND METHODS OF USING IN INFLAMMATION - The present invention relates to blocking the activity of IL-20 polypeptide molecules. IL-20 is a cytokine that is involved in inflammatory processes and human disease. IL-20RA/IL-20RB is a common receptor for IL-20. The present invention includes anti-IL-20 antibodies and binding partners, as well as methods for antagonizing IL-20 using such antibodies and binding partners.10-09-2008
20080226548Methods of Applying Ionization Radiation for Therapy of Hiv Infection - This invention provides methods for treating subjects infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) which comprise administering to the subjects a radiolabeled antibody or agent effective to kill HIV infected cells, where the antibody or agent is specific for a HIV envelope glycoprotein. The invention also provides compositions and methods for making compositions of radiolabeled antibodies or agents to HIV envelope glycoproteins for treatment of HIV infection.09-18-2008
20130171065In Vivo Copper-Free Click Chemistry for Delivery of Therapeutic and/or Diagnostic Agents - The present application discloses compositions and methods of synthesis and use involving click chemistry reactions for in vivo or in vitro formation of therapeutic and/or diagnostic complexes. Preferably, the diagnostic complex is of use for 07-04-2013
20130171061ANTI-HUMAN TRANSFERRIN RECEPTOR ANTIBODY AND USES THEREOF - One embodiment of the disclosure provides an amino sequence of an anti-human transferrin receptor antibody, including: an amino sequence of a heavy chain variable region which is represented by SEQ ID NO.: 1 or SEQ ID NO.: 2, wherein the anti-human transferrin receptor antibody is capable of specifically binding to a human transferrin receptor.07-04-2013
20130171062MAPPING IN VIVO EOSINOPHIL ACTIVATION IN EOSINOPHILIC ESOPHAGITIS - Provided are compositions and methods for diagnosing eosinophilic esophagitis in a mammalian subject. Further provided are methods of monitoring the course of eosinophilic esophagitis in a subject diagnosed with the disease.07-04-2013
20130171063Antibodies Directed to the Unprocessed Receptor Tyrosine Kinase c-Met - The present invention relates to antibodies that specifically bind to unprocessed c-Met present on the surface of tumor cells. These antibodies are useful in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer or as agents for delivering moieties to cancer cells. The antibodies of the present invention may also be used in therapy in combination with chemotherapeutics or anti-cancer agents.07-04-2013
20130171064Anti-CD74 Immunoconjugates and Methods of Use - Disclosed are compositions that include anti-CD74 immunoconjugates and optionally a therapeutic and/or diagnostic agent. In preferred embodiments, the immunoconjugates comprise one or more anti-CD74 antibodies or antigen-binding fragments thereof, conjugated to a carrier such as a polymer, nanoparticle, complex or micelle. Also disclosed are methods for preparing the immunoconjugates and using the immunoconjugates in diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. In certain preferred embodiments, the therapeutic methods comprise administering to a subject with a CD74-expressing disease an anti-CD74 immunoconjugate and thereby inducing cell death of CD74-expressing cells. In more preferred embodiments, the CD74 immunoconjugate is capable of inducing cell death in the absence of any other therapeutic agent, although such agents may be optionally administered prior to, together with or subsequent to administration of the anti-CD74 immunoconjugate. The compositions may be part of a kit for administering the anti-CD74 immunoconjugates or compositions.07-04-2013
20130177500ANTI-DESPR INHIBITORS AS THERAPEUTICS FOR INHIBITION OF PATHOLOGICAL ANGIOGENESIS AND TUMOR CELL INVASIVENESS AND FOR MOLECULAR IMAGING AND TARGETED DELIVERY - Provided herein are novel compositions comprising anti-DEspR antibodies and fragments thereof, including fully human, composite engineered human, humanized, monoclonal, and polyclonal anto-DEspR antibodies and fragments thereof, and methods of their use in a variety of therapeutic applications. The compositions comprising the anti-DEspR antibodies and fragments thereof described herein are useful in diagnostic and imaging methods, such as DEspR-targeted molecular imaging of angiogenesis, and for companion diagnostic and/or in vivo-non invasive imaging and/or assessments.07-11-2013
20120093719ANTIBODIES AGAINST PROSTATE SPECIFIC MEMBRANE ANTIGEN - Antibodies (Ab) and antigen binding fragments capable of binding to prostate specific membrane antigen and which may be used for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes are provided herein. Formulation anti-PSMA antibodies which are stable under extreme storage condition are also provided.04-19-2012
20130115166ANTI-IL-23 HETERODIMER SPECIFIC ANTIBODIES - The present disclosure provides an isolated or recombinant IL-23-binding protein comprising an antigen binding domain of an antibody, wherein the antigen binding domain specifically binds to IL-23 but does not significantly bind to an IL-12p40 subunit and does not significantly bind to an IL-23p19 subunit when they are not components of IL-23. The present disclosure also provides uses of the IL-23-binding protein.05-09-2013
20080213168USE OF CD23 ANTAGONISTS FOR THE TREATMENT OF NEOPLASTIC DISORDERS - Methods and kits for the treatment of neoplastic disorders comprising the use of a CD23 antagonist are provided. The CD23 antagonist may be used alone or in combination with chemotherapeutic agents. In particularly preferred embodiments the CD23 antagonists may be used to treat B cell chronic lymphocytic leukemia (B-CLL).09-04-2008
20130136689PROTEINS - The present invention relates to the identification of membrane proteins associated with B-cell non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, breast cancer, cervical cancer, colorectal cancer, gastric cancer, glioblastoma, hepatocellular carcinoma, lung cancer, lymphoid leukaemia (particularly acute T-cell leukaemia and chronic lymphocytic leukaemia), melanoma, neuroblastoma, osteosarcoma, ovarian cancer, pancreatic cancer, prostate cancer, renal cell cancer and retinoblastoma which have utility as markers and for treatment of said cancers and which also form biological targets against which antibodies such as therapeutic antibodies (or other affinity reagents) or other pharmaceutical agents can be made.05-30-2013
20130101504SPARC BINDING ANTIBODIES AND USES THEREOF - The invention provides SPARC binding antibodies that target disease sites, in particular, tumors and uses thereof to diagnose and treat diseases, in particular, cancerous tumors.04-25-2013
20130121914TREATMENT DRUG FOR AUTOIMMUNE DISEASES AND ALLERGIC DISEASES - The present invention provides an agent for the prophylaxis or therapy of autoimmune diseases or allergic diseases, which contains an anti-Embigin antibody, particularly an anti-Embigin antibody showing cytotoxicity or a cytotoxicity inducing activity, an agent for the prophylaxis or therapy of diseases involving Th17 cell, and a cytotoxic agent to Th17 cell. In addition, an agent for detection of Th17 cell, which contains an anti-Embigin antibody, a convenient detection method of Th17 cell, which uses the agent, a method of efficiently delivering a drug and the like in a Th17 cell selective manner, which uses an anti-Embigin antibody, and a drug delivery system to Th17 cell are provided.05-16-2013
20130129619Molecular Imaging of Cancer Cells In Vivo - Cellular targets on cancer cells have been identified that can be used with targeted molecular imaging to detect the cancer cells in vivo. Non-invasive methods for detecting cancer cells, such as metastasized cancer cells, are therefore provided. Also provided are compositions and kits for use in the disclosed methods.05-23-2013
20100278728Anti-Mullerian Inhibiting Substance Type II Receptor (MISIIR) Immunoconjugates to Detect and Treat Cancer - Compositions and methods for detecting and treating cancers expressing Mullerian inhibiting substance Type II receptor (MISIIR) are provided.11-04-2010
20110212023TADG-15: an extracellular serine protease overexpossed in carcinomas - The present invention provides DNA encoding a TADG-15 protein as well as a TADG-15 protein. Also provided is a vector capable of expressing the DNA of the present invention adapted for expression in a recombinant cell and regulatory elements necessary for expression of the DNA in the cell. The present invention further provides for methods of inhibiting TADG-15 expression and/or protease activity, methods of detecting TADG-15 mRNA and/or protein and methods of screening for TADG-15 inhibitors. Additionally, the present invention provides for cell-specific targeting via TADG-15 and methods of vaccinating an individual against TADG-15. The methods described are useful in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of cancer, particularly breast and ovarian cancer.09-01-2011
20130149237DELIVERY SYSTEM FOR DIAGNOSTIC AND THERAPEUTIC AGENTS - The invention provides shuttle agents and methods of using the same to facilitate the translocation of therapeutic or diagnostic molecules into the CNS.06-13-2013
20130149238Anti-VEGF Antibody Compositions and Methods - Disclosed are human antibodies that specifically inhibit VEGF binding to only one (VEGFR2) of the two primary VEGF receptors. The antibodies effectively inhibit angiogenesis and induce tumor regression, and yet have improved safety due to their specificity. The present invention thus provides new human antibody-based compositions, methods and combined protocols for treating cancer and other angiogenic diseases. Advantageous immunoconjugate compositions and methods using the new VEGF-specific human antibodies are also provided.06-13-2013
20120276002CONTRAST AGENT FOR OPTICAL IMAGING, USE THEREOF AND APPARATUS USING THE SAME - Provided are a contrast agent for optical imaging, a use thereof and an apparatus using the same.11-01-2012
20120276001BIFUNCTIONAL POLYAZAMACROCYCLIC CHELATING AGENTS - A bifunctional polyazamacrocyclic chelating agent of the formula (I):11-01-2012
20120276000CLEC14A INHIBITORS - A method of inhibiting tumour angiogenesis in an individual, the method comprising administering to the individual an inhibitor of CLEC14A. The inhibitor may be an antibody, an siRNA molecule, an antisense molecule, or a ribozyme.11-01-2012
20100290984ANTI-MRP3 ANTIBODIES AND METHODS OF USE - An antibody having an antigen binding region capable of binding an epitope located in an extracellular portion of MRP3 and methods of utilizing same are provided. In particular, the invention provides antibodies targeted at a MRP3 antigen present on cells expressing MRP3 and methods useful in detecting or targeting cells expression the MRP3 antigen, as well as kits, nucleic acids, polypeptides, and cells for providing the antibodies.11-18-2010
20100297003Anti-human tenascin monoclonal antibody - An anti-human tenascin monoclonal antibody is described, whose light and heavy chain variable region sequences are SEQ ID 1 and SEQ ID 2, respectively, its proteolytic fragments capable of binding to an antigenic epitope within the region A11-25-2010
20100316564IMMUNOLOGICAL TARGETING OF PATHOLOGICAL TAU PROTEINS - The present invention relates to methods and compositions for treating, preventing, and diagnosing Alzheimer's Disease or other tauopathies in a subject by administering an immunogenic tau peptide or an antibody recognizing the immunogenic tau epitope under conditions effective to treat, prevent, or diagnose Alzheimer's Disease or other tauopathies. Also disclosed are methods of promoting clearance of aggregates from the brain of the subject and of slowing progression of tau-pathology related behavioral phenotype in a subject.12-16-2010
20130156693ANTI-TAT226 ANTIBODIES AND IMMUNOCONJUGATES - Anti-TAT226 antibodies and immunoconjugates thereof are provided. Methods of using anti-TAT226 antibodies and immunoconjugates thereof are provided.06-20-2013
20130156694HSP70 FUSION PROTEIN CONJUGATES AND USES THEREOF - The present invention relates to novel therapies that utilize HSP70 fusion proteins for the treatment of disorders or conditions regulated by HSP70.06-20-2013
20120282177ROR1 as Therapeutic and Diagnostic Target - The present invention provides methods and compositions for treatment, screening, diagnosis and prognosis of cancer including bladder cancer, breast cancer, colorectal cancer, head and neck cancer, kidney cancer, liver cancer, lung cancer, ovarian cancer, pancreatic cancer, skin cancer and thyroid cancer.11-08-2012
20120282176Method and Constructs for the pH Dependent Passage of the Blood-brain-barrier - Herein is reported a fusion polypeptide comprising i) at least one binding site, e.g. which comprises an antibody heavy chain variable domain and an antibody light chain variable domain, and which binds to an internalizing cell surface receptor, and ii) at least one pharmaceutically active compound, whereby the EC11-08-2012
20120282175Methods for Increasing Efficacy of FOLR1 Cancer Therapy - Methods to improve the success of cancer therapies that target the human folate receptor 1 are provided. Kits comprising reagent useful in the methods are further provided.11-08-2012
20120282174Synergistic Anti-CD47 Therapy for Hematologic Cancers - Methods are provided for treatment of hematologic cancers, particularly lymphomas and leukemias, including without limitation myelogenous and lymphocytic leukemias. A combination of antibodies specific for CD47; and specific for a cancer associated cell surface marker are administered to the patient, and provide for a synergistic decrease in cancer cell burden. The combination of antibodies may comprise a plurality of monospecific antibodies, or a bispecific or multispecific antibody. Markers of interest include without limitation, CD20, CD22, CD52, CD33; CD96; CD44; CD123; CD97; CD99; PTHR2; and HAVCR2.11-08-2012
20120282173PHARMACEUTICAL COMPOSITION COMPRISING ANTI-HB-EGF ANTIBODY AS ACTIVE INGREDIENT - An anti-HB-EGF antibody having an internalizing activity is disclosed. A cytotoxic substance is preferably bound to the anti-HB-EGF antibody of the present invention. Also provided are an anti-cancer agent and a cell proliferation inhibitor, which comprise the antibody of the present invention as an active ingredient, a method of treating cancer and a method of diagnosing cancer, which comprise the administration of the antibody of the present invention. Cancers that can be treated by the anti-cancer agent of the present invention include pancreatic cancer, liver cancer, esophageal cancer, melanoma, colorectal cancer, gastric cancer, ovarian cancer, uterine cervical cancer, breast cancer, bladder cancer, brain tumors, and hematological cancers.11-08-2012
20110286916GENERATION AND CHARACTERIZATION OF ANTI-NOTCH ANTIBODIES FOR THERAPEUTIC AND DIAGNOSTIC USE - The present invention relates to mammalian antibodies, preferably fully human monoclonal antibodies and antigen-binding portions thereof that specifically bind to a cell surface receptor, wherein the receptor protein is a Notch1 receptor protein. Some of the disclosed antibodies bind Notch1 to the exclusion of other members of the Notch receptor family, while other antibodies bind Notch 1 and Notch3. Nucleic acid molecules encoding the Notch antibodies as well as methods of use thereof are also disclosed. Also included are pharmaceutical compositions comprising these antibodies and methods of using the antibodies and compositions thereof for treatment and diagnosis of pathological hyperproliferative oncogenic disorders associated with expression of Notch1 or Notch3 including aberrant activation of each of these receptors.11-24-2011
20130121913Anti-CD19 Antibodies - The present invention provides humanized, chimeric and human anti-CD19 antibodies, anti-CD19 antibody fusion proteins, and fragments thereof that bind to a human B cell marker. Such antibodies, fusion proteins and fragments thereof are useful for the treatment and diagnosis of various B-cell disorders, including B-cell malignancies and autoimmune diseases. In more particular embodiments, the humanized anti-CD19 antibodies may comprise one or more framework region amino acid substitutions designed to improve protein stability, antibody binding and/or expression levels. In a particularly preferred embodiment, the substitutions comprise a Ser91Phe substitution in the hA19VH sequence.05-16-2013
20090297440Gene Differentially Expressed in Breast and Bladder Cancer and Encoded Polypeptides - The present invention relates to a novel human gene that is differentially expressed in human carcinoma. More specifically, the present invention relates to a polynucleotide encoding a novel human polypeptide named C35 that is overexpressed in human breast and bladder carcinoma. This invention also relates to C35 polypeptide, in particular C35 peptide epitopes and C35 peptide epitope analogs, as well as vectors, host cells, antibodies directed to C35 polypeptides, and the recombinant methods for producing the same. The present invention further relates to diagnostic methods for detecting carcinomas, including human breast carcinomas. The present invention further relates to the formulation and use of the C35 gene and polypeptides, in particular C35 peptide epitopes and C35 peptide epitope analogs, in immunogenic compositions or vaccines, to induce antibody or cell-mediated immunity against target cells, such as tumor cells, that express the C35 gene. The invention further relates to screening methods for identifying agonists and antagonists of C35 activity.12-03-2009
20110311443PHARMACEUTICAL COMPOSITION AND METHOD FOR IDENTIFYING A CANCEROUS AND/OR AN INFLAMMATORY DISEASE IN A PATIENT - The invention relates to a method for treating a cancerous and/or an inflammatory disease in a patient, comprising internally administering to the patient an effective amount of a pharmaceutical preparation blocking the biological activity of at least one protein cluster (CMP) or group of CMPs containing at least CD26 and/or CD29. The invention also relates to a pharmaceutical composition for the treatment of a cancerous and/or an inflammatory disease in a patient, a method for identifying a cancerous and/or an inflammatory disease in a patient, a method of identifying at least one candidate for development of anti-cancerous or anti-inflammatory agents, a use of an antibody for preparing a pharmaceutical preparation or medicament for the treatment of prostate cancer, a composition or kit comprising at least one antibody and/or at least one ligand, and a biochip.12-22-2011
20120020880Cytotoxicity Mediation of Cells Evidencing Surface Expression of CD44 - This invention relates to the diagnosis and treatment of cancerous diseases, particularly to the mediation of cytotoxicity of primary and metastatic human tumor cells; and most particularly to the use of an isolated monoclonal antibody or cancerous disease modifying antibodies (CDMAB) thereof, optionally in combination with one or more chemotherapeutic agents, as a means for initiating the cytotoxic response in such human tumors, e.g. any primary or metastatic tumor sites which arise from hepatocytes. The invention further relates to binding assays which utilize the CDMAB of the instant invention.01-26-2012
2013019575699mTc IMAGING AGENTS AND METHODS OF USE - An embodiment of the invention comprises a ligand of Formula I08-01-2013
20120294799ANTI-TEM1 ANTIBODIES AND USES THEREOF - The invention relates to Anti-TEM 1 anti-bodies or antigen-binding fragments thereof, yeast libraries comprising the same, and prophylactic, diagnostic, and therapeutic methods using the same.11-22-2012
20130202527Method of Treating Ovarian and Renal Cancer Using Antibodies Against T Cell Immunoglobulin Domain And Mucin Domain 1 (TIM-1) Antigen - The invention described herein is related to antibodies directed to the antigen TIM-1 and uses of such antibodies for the treatment of cancer (e.g., renal and ovarian cancer). In particular, there are provided fully human monoclonal antibodies directed to the antigen TIM-1. Isolated polynucleotide 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 (FR's) and/or complementarity determining regions (CDR's), specifically from FR1 through FR4 or CDR1 through CDR3, are provided. Hybridomas or other cell lines expressing such immunoglobulin molecules and monoclonal antibodies are also provided.08-08-2013
20130202528DIFFERENTIAL GENE EXPRESSION IN PHYSIOLOGICAL AND PATHOLOGICAL ANGIOGENESIS - Methods of inhibiting pathological angiogenesis in a subject are disclosed. In particular examples, the method includes administering a therapeutically effective amount of a composition to a subject wherein the composition includes a specific binding agent that preferentially binds to one or more pathological angiogenesis marker proteins including Vscp, CD276, ETSvg4 (Pea3), CD137 (4-1BB), MiRP2, Ubiquitin D (Fat10), Doppel (prion-PLP), Apelin, Plgf, Ptpm (IA-2), CD109, Ankylosis, and collagen VIIIα1. In additional examples, methods to deliver a therapeutic agent to a brain or liver endothelial cell are also disclosed.08-08-2013
20120076726PROTOFIBRIL SELECTIVE ANTIBODIES AND THE USE THEREOF - The invention relates to an isolated antibody, or fragment thereof, having high affinity for human Aβ protofibrils. The invention further relates to compositions that include the antibody, or a fragment thereof, and a pharmaceutically acceptable buffer. The invention further relates to a method of preventing or treating Alzheimer's disease, which includes the step of administering to a patient having or suspected of having Alzheimer's disease such an antibody, or fragment thereof or a composition that includes the antibody or a fragment thereof.03-29-2012
20130095033Multivalent Antibody Complexes Targeting IGF-1R Show Potent Toxicity Against Solid Tumors - The present invention concerns methods and compositions comprising an anti-IGF-1R antibody or fragment thereof for treatment of cancer or autoimmune disease. Preferably, the cancer is renal cell carcinoma, breast cancer or pancreatic cancer. The anti-IGF-1R antibody or fragment may be part of a complex, such as a DOCK-AND-LOCK™ (DNL™) complex. Preferably, the DNL™ complex also comprises a second antibody, a second antibody fragment, an affibody or a cytokine. More preferably, the cytokine is interferon-α2b. Most preferably, the second antibody, second fragment or affibody binds to IGF-1R, TROP2 or CEACAM6. The anti-IGF-1R antibody or complex may be administered alone or in combination with a therapeutic agent, such as an mTOR inhibitor.04-18-2013
20130209355ANTIBODIES AGAINST HUMAN CD38 - Isolated monoclonal antibodies which bind to human CD38 and related antibody-based compositions and molecules, are disclosed. Also disclosed are pharmaceutical compositions comprising the antibodies and therapeutic and diagnostic methods for using the antibodies.08-15-2013
20130209356Combining Radioimmunotherapy and Antibody-Drug Conjugates for Improved Cancer Therapy - Described herein are compositions and methods of use of radionuclide-antibody conjugates (for RAIT) and drug-antibody conjugates (ADC). The combination of RAIT and ADC was more efficacious than either RAIT alone, ADC alone, or the sum of effects of RAIT and ADC. The unexpected synergy resulted in decreased tumor growth rate and increased survival, with a high incidence of tumor-free survival in Capan-1 human pancreatic cancer xenografts in nude mice.08-15-2013

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