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20110200552CYTOKINE DESIGN - The present invention relates to novel cytokines, which have a modified selectivity/specificity for their cognate receptors. In particular, the invention relates to a variant TRAIL protein, which has superior selectivity for the death receptor 4 (TRAIL-RI) over the death receptor 5 (TRAIL-R2). In addition, the invention relates to a variant TRAIL protein which exhibits superior selectivity for the death receptor 4 (TRAIL-R1) over the decoy receptors DcR1 (TRAIL-R3) and DcR2 (TRAIL-R4).08-18-2011
20080260684Method for the Purification of G-Csf - The present invention relates to a method for obtaining recombinant granulocyte-colony stimulating factor (G-CSF), comprising at least one cation exchange chromatography and at least one hydrophobic interaction chromatography, wherein said two chromatographic steps are immediately consecutive in optional order. In particular, the present invention relates to a method for purifying G-CSF from a mixture of G-CSF and other proteins, comprising two cation exchange chromatography steps which are conducted before and after a hydrophobic interaction chromatography, respectively.10-23-2008
20110195043Dimeric Smac Mimetics - The invention provides small molecule mimics of the Smac peptide that are dimers or dimer-like compounds having two binding domains connected by a linker These compounds are useful to promote apoptosis. The invention includes pharmaceutical compositions comprising such compounds and methods to use them to treat conditions including cancer and autoimmune disorders.08-11-2011
20080299072Chemokine Antagonists - New CC-chemokine antagonists are provided. Compounds prepared in accordance with the present invention can be used as anti-inflammatory and immunomodulatory compounds and in the treatment or prevention of CC-chemokine-related diseases.12-04-2008
20120244111Pheromones and the Luteinizing Hormone for Inducing Proliferation of Neural Stem Cells and Neurogenesis - The present invention provides a method of increasing neural stem cell numbers or neurogenesis by using a pheromone, a luteinizing hormone (LH) and/or a human chorionic gonadotrophin (hCG). The method can be practiced in vivo to obtain more neural stem cells in situ, which can in turn produce more neurons or glial cells to compensate for lost or dysfunctional neural cells. The method can also be practiced in vitro to produce a large number of neural stem cells in culture. The cultured stem cells can be used, for example, for transplantation treatment of patients or animals suffering from or suspected of having neurodegenerative diseases or conditions.09-27-2012
20120244110FUSED TRICYCLIC DUAL INHIBITORS OF CDK 4/6 AND FLT3 - Compounds of Formula I are useful inhibitors of CDK 4, CDK6, and FLT3. Such compounds are useful in treating cancer and various other disease conditions. Compounds of Formula I have the following structure:09-27-2012
20130039883METHOD OF SENSITIZING CANCER CELLS TO THE CYTOTOXIC EFFECTS OF DEATH RECEPTOR LIGANDS IN CANCER TREATMENT - Disclosed is a method of enhancing the response of cancer cells in a mammal to treatment with a death receptor ligand, which method comprises contacting the cancer cells with a death receptor ligand in conjunction with an effective amount of a compound described herein, for example, a cucurbitacin (I) or a withanolide (II). Also disclosed is a method of inducing apoptosis in cancer cells in a mammal, comprising contacting the cancer cells with a compound described herein, for example, a cucurbitacin (I) or a withanolide (II) and also contacting the cancer cells with a death receptor ligand, whereby apoptosis is induced in the cancer cells.02-14-2013
20130045179Combination therapy and methods for treatment and prevention of hyperproliferative diseases - The present invention provides therapy and methods for the treatment and prevention of diseases of cell proliferation such as cancer, benign tumors, and viral diseases such as HIV-AIDS, hepatitis B, hepatitis C and cirrhosis. The methods of this invention consist of the administration to a patient of a combination of effective amounts of agents capable of eradicating the neoplastic cells, while sparing the non-neoplastic cells from cytotoxic side-effects. The agents co-administered in therapeutically effective amounts are: chemotherapeutic agents, apoptotic agents, anti-angiogenic agents, cell differentiation agents, immunomodulating agents, antioxidants, vitamins, microelements, enzymes and natural extracts.02-21-2013
20130039882METHOD TO MITIGATE INJURY FROM RADIATION EXPOSURE - Mitigating radiation induced injury to a mammal that has been exposed to radiation by administering a pharmaceutically effective amount of a composition comprising at least one CXCR4 antagonist to the mammal.02-14-2013
20130089514Stem cell secreted product derived compositions for wound treatment - Compositions including formulations comprising secreted products obtained from the culture medium of stem cells, such as umbilical cord blood stem cells, or embryonic germ cell derivatives, or embryonic stem cells, are provided for enhancement of wound healing. Further compositions contain components identified in such culture medium to enhance wound healing. Methods for using the compositions and formulations for enhancing wound healing are also provided. Wounds to both soft and bony tissues are encompassed, and include wounds created by surgical procedures.04-11-2013
20130089513METHOD OF IMPROVING EFFICACY OF BIOLOGICAL RESPONSE-MODIFYING PROTEINS AND THE EXEMPLARY MUTEINS - Disclosed is a protein variant which substitutes valine for phenylalanine residue in a binding domain having a biological response-modifying function by binding to a receptor, ligand or substrate. Also, the present invention discloses a DNA encoding the protein variant, a recombinant expression vector to which the DNA is operably linked, a host cell transformed or transfected with the recombinant expression vector, and a method of preparing the protein variant comprising cultivating the host cell and isolating the protein variant from the resulting culture. Further, the present invention discloses a pharmaceutical composition comprising the protein variant and a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier.04-11-2013
20090110659Human chemotactic cytokine - The invention relates to isolated and/or recombinant nucleic acids which encode a human chemotactic cytokine designated human eotaxin, and to isolated and/or recombinant human eotaxin proteins or polypeptides, including synthetic polypeptides. The invention further relates to recombinant nucleic acid constructs, comprising a nucleic acid which encodes a human eotaxin, a portion thereof, or a variant; to host cells comprising such constructs, useful for the production of recombinant human eotaxin; and to antibodies reactive with human eotaxin, useful in in vitro methods, diagnosis and/or therapy. Also provided are methods of use of the eotaxin proteins, e.g., in the recruitment of eosinophils to a particular site or in the treatment of allergic conditions. Human eotaxins can be used to identify inhibitors (e.g., antagonists) or promoters (agonists) of human eotaxin, which can be used to selectively modulate leukocyte function, in inflammatory and autoimmune diseases, or in infections.04-30-2009
20130071350METHOD AND COMPOSITIONS FOR TREATMENT OF CANCERS - The present invention refers to a system for inducing an immune response against transformed, infected, or diseased tissue comprising a device for removing only components present in blood or plasma having a molecular weight of 120,000 daltons or less, having an inlet and outlet for connection to a pump and tubing to recirculate the blood or plasma of a patient through the device. Further, the present invention refers to methods of inducing an immune response against transformed, infected, or diseased tissue comprising administering to a patient blood, plasma, or a blood fraction from which only components having a molecular weight of 120,000 daltons or less have been removed, whereby administration of said blood, plasma, or blood fraction induces an immune response against transformed, infected, or diseased tissue in the patient until the transformed, infected, or diseased tissue is reduced in amount.03-21-2013
20130058892PYRIMIDINYL INDOLE COMPOUNDS - The present invention provides pyrimidinyl indole compounds as novel kinase inhibitors for the treatment of cancer and inflammatory diseases.03-07-2013
20130058891Kexin-Derived Vaccines to Prevent or Treat Fungal Infections - A vaccine is disclosed that promotes CD4+ T cell-independent host defense mechanisms to defend against infection by fungi such as 03-07-2013
20130058893Soluble hyaluronidase glycoprotein (sHASEGP), process for preparing the same, uses and pharmaceutical compositions comprising thereof - Provided are soluble neutral active Hyaluronidase Glycoproteins (sHASEGP's), 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. Sialated and pegylated forms of the sHASEGPs also are provided. Methods of treatment by administering sHASEGPs and modified forms thereof also are provided.03-07-2013
20110014153REINFORCED TISSUE GRAFT - A biocompatible tissue graft is provided. The tissue graft includes an extracellular matrix patch and a means for reinforcing the patch.01-20-2011
20110014152INCREASED T-CELL TUMOR INFILTRATION AND ERADICATION OF METASTASES BY MUTANT LIGHT - Mutant LIGHT expressed in a tumor environment elicited high levels of chemokines and adhesion molecules, accompanied by massive infiltration of naïve T lymphocytes. Methods and compositions to elicit immune responses against tumors including tumor volume reduction and eradication of metastasis using mutant LIGHT are disclosed.01-20-2011
20090238788DELIVERY OF HYDROGELS AS SPRAYS - A method for delivering β-sheet peptide hydrogels to a target surface by shear-thinning and spraying the peptide hydrogel on the surface is provided. The β-sheet peptide hydrogels can be applied over a range of thicknesses and can cover broad surface areas. The β-sheet peptide hydrogels may also include a therapeutic agent.09-24-2009
20120114594MUSCLE REPAIR PROMOTER - The present invention relates to muscle repair promoters for topical application that contain a colony-stimulating factor (CSF) as an active ingredient. The muscle repair promoters of the present invention exhibit their effect at low doses, particularly when they are administered intramuscularly.05-10-2012
20120114593METHOD AND COMPOSITION FOR ALTERING A B CELL MEDIATED PATHOLOGY - The present invention provides compositions for altering a B cell mediated pathology in a patient. The compositions may comprise at least one and/or two chimeric proteins. Each chimeric protein comprises at least a portion of either the V05-10-2012
20110020268AGENT COMPRISING G-CSF FOR TREATMENT OF TRAUMATIC PERIPHERAL NERVE INJURY AND METHOD FOR TREATING TRAUMATIC PERIPHERAL NERVE INJURY WITH THE SAME - Disclosed herein are an agent for treating traumatic peripheral nerve injury comprising a granulocyte colony stimulating factor (G-CSF) as an active ingredient and a method for treating traumatic peripheral nerve injury with the same.01-27-2011
20130164254ANTICANCER FUSION PROTEIN - The fusion protein, especially recombinant, comprising domain (a) which is a functional fragment of soluble hTRAIL protein sequence beginning with an amino acid at a position not lower than hTRAIL95 or a sequence having at least 70% homology thereto; and domain (b) which is a sequence of pro-apoptotic effector peptide, wherein the sequence of domain (b) is attached at C-terminus and/or N-terminus of domain (a). The fusion protein has anticancer activity. The nucleotide sequence coding the fusion protein, expression vector and host cell for the preparation of the fusion protein, and the use of the fusion protein for treating cancer diseases.06-27-2013
20120237473Compositions And Methods For Cell Based Retinal Therapies - The invention relates to pharmaceutical compositions comprising trophic factors, methods to decrease the degeneration of a retina, methods of treating ocular degenerative diseases and methods to select cells for transplantation.09-20-2012
20120237472METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR TREATING OR PREVENTING AUTOIMMUNE DISEASES USING IMMUNOMODULATORY AGENTS - The present invention provides compositions and methods for treating and/or preventing an autoimmune disease comprising administering to a subject in need thereof an effective amount of cyclophosphamide and/or a cyclophosphamide derivative in combination with an additional immunomodulatory agent.09-20-2012
20130164251MUTANT G-CSF FUSION PROTEIN, AND PREPARATION AND USE THEREOF - The present invention relates to a mutant G-CSF fusion protein. The mutant G-CSF fusion protein is a fusion protein having the activity of stimulating the proliferation of neutrophilic granulocytes, and having a basic structure of G-CSF/carrier protein or carrier protein/G-CSF; wherein the G-CSF moiety comprises multipoint substitutions thus resulting in changes in biological activity and binding affinity. Compared with existing products, the mutant G-CSF fusion protein in the present invention has longer half-life and higher biological activity. Administration of the pharmaceutical preparation containing this mutant G-CSF fusion protein could be used in the treating neutropenia.06-27-2013
20130164252Method for Hair Growth using Granulocyte-Colony Stimulating Factor - The present invention provides a method for re-growing hair in patients with androgenic alopecia by administering effective consecutive courses of Granulocyte-Colony Stimulating Factor or derivatives. After the state of re-growth is obtained, the hair growth is maintained by administering periodic courses of Granulocyte-Colony Stimulating Factor or derivatives. The invention further provides a method for increasing cuticle growth and density using a similar administration of effective consecutive courses of Granulocyte-Colony Stimulating Factor or derivatives. The increased cuticle growth and density is maintained by administering periodic courses of Granulocyte-Colony Stimulating Factor or derivatives.06-27-2013
20110033414CARDIOVASCULAR THERAPY COMPOSITION INCLUDING TRANSFER FACTOR AND THERAPEUTIC METHODS INCLUDING USE OF THE COMPOSITION - A composition for use in cardiovascular therapy includes transfer factor. The transfer factor may be nonmammalian transfer factor, such as that derived from eggs, or mammalian transfer factor, such as that derived from colostrum. The composition may also include one or more of the following: an LDL receptor-binding element; a blood flow-enhancing element; a cholesterol reducing element; a fat oxidation prevention element, and an antioxidant. Treatment methods include enlisting the immune system of a subject receiving therapy to attack pathogens that cause inflammation of blood vessels or to otherwise reduce inflammation of blood vessels.02-10-2011
20090028814HIGH MOLECULAR WEIGHT MEDICINE-CONTAINING PREPARATION IN POWDER FORM FOR ADMINISTRATION THROUGH MUCOSA - A preparation in powder form for administration through mucosa, comprising a medicine of high molecular weight and a cationic polymer is disclosed.01-29-2009
20120328558ANTIBODY-LIGHT FUSION PRODUCTS FOR CANCER THERAPEUTICS - Antibody-LIGHT fusion products or conjugates stimulate immunity against tumors and eradicate metastases. Tumor-specific antibodies coupled with LIGHT effectively target metastatic tumors and reduces cancer metastases.12-27-2012
20100297060ENHANCEMENT OF ANTIBODY-CYTOKINE FUSION PROTEIN MEDIATED IMMUNE RESPONSES BY COMBINED TREATMENT WITH IMMUNOCYTOKINE UPTAKE ENHANCING AGENTS - Disclosed are methods and compositions for treating tumors. Disclosed methods and compositions enhance the uptake of immunocytokines into tumors, and are based on a combination of an immunocytokine with an immunocytokine uptake enhancing agent. Disclosed methods and compositions are particularly useful for reducing tumor size and metastasis in a mammal.11-25-2010
20110280826Y-SHAPED POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL MODIFIED G-CSF, THE PREPARATION AND USE THEREOF - The present invention relates to granulocyte colony stimulating factor (G-CSF) modified with Y-shaped branched polyethylene glycol (YPEG-G-CSF) at a specific lysine (Lys 17) and the preparation thereof, as well as the pharmaceutical composition comprising YPEG-G-CSF and use thereof.11-17-2011
20120189575Oligodendrocyte Production from Multipotent Neural Stem Cells - This invention relates to methods of producing oligodendrocytes from multipotent neural stem cells by using at least one oligodendrocyte promoting factor, particularly granulocyte-macrophage colony stimulating factor, granulocyte colony stimulating factor, interleukin 3 or interleukin 5. The neural stem cells may optionally be expanded prior to being subjected to the oligodendrocyte promoting factor.07-26-2012
20120189573Methods of using death receptor agonists and EGFR inhibitors - Methods for using death receptor ligands, such as Apo-2 ligand/TRAIL polypeptides or death receptor antibodies, and EGFR inhibitors to treat pathological conditions such as cancer are provided. Embodiments of the invention include methods of using Apo2L/TRAIL or death receptor antibodies such as DR5 antibodies and DR4 antibodies in combination with EGFR inhibitors, such as Tarceva™.07-26-2012
20100150860RECOMBINANT CHIMERIC PROTEIN OF NEUTROPHIL INHIBITORY FACTOR AND HIRUGEN, AND PHARMACEUTICAL COMPOSITION THEREOF - Provided is a chimeric protein comprising neutrophil inhibitory factor, the peptide FRRP specially recognizing the thrombin active site and hirugen. Also provided is a pharmaceutical composition comprising the chimeric protein, which can be used for treating or preventing cerebral injury and cerebral edema, inhibiting platelet aggregation etc.06-17-2010
20100266529Derivatives of Growth Hormone and Related Proteins, and Methods of Use Thereof - The growth hormone supergene family comprises greater than 20 structurally related cytokines and growth factors. A general method is provided for creating site-specific, biologically active conjugates of these proteins. The method involves adding cysteine residues to non-essential regions of the proteins or substituting cysteine residues for non-essential amino acids in the proteins using site-directed mutagenesis and then covalently coupling a cysteine-reactive polymer or other type of cysteine-reactive moiety to the proteins via the added cysteine residue. Disclosed herein are preferred sites for adding cysteine residues or introducing cysteine substitutions into the proteins, and the proteins and protein derivatives produced thereby. Also disclosed are therapeutic methods for using the cysteine variants of the invention.10-21-2010
20100266528Systemic Administration of Colony Stimulating Factors to Treat Amyloid Associated Disorders - The invention relates a method of treating amyloidosis, diseases and disorders associated with amyloid plaque formation, e.g., Alzheimer's disease by increasing tissue resident macrophage activity in an organ or tissue of an animal requiring treatment by systemic administration of a colony stimulating factor. For example, the activity of bone marrow-derived microglial cells in an organ or tissue can be increased by systemic administration of a colony stimulating factor, particularly macrophage colony stimulating factor, either alone or in combination with additional colony stimulating factors, stem cell factors or other compounds capable of treating amyloidosis.10-21-2010
20120189574METHODS FOR HEMATOPOIETIC PRECURSOR MOBILIZATION - Methods of modulating mobilization of cells from the bone marrow are provided. In a specific embodiment there is provided a method of increasing mobilization of hematopoietic precursors from the bone marrow to the peripheral blood in a subject in need thereof, the method comprising: (a) administering to the subject an agent which downregulates an activity or expression of a coagulation factor or an effector thereof; and (b) harvesting the hematopoietic precursors from the peripheral blood.07-26-2012
20120189572VACCINES TARGETING CELLULAR DEATH RECEPTORS - The invention provides therapeutics and methods to induce a mammalian host, including a human, to produce antibodies, which agonize death receptors and cause the apoptotic death of target cells within the host's body. The therapeutics are vaccine compositions, including genetic vaccines encoding death receptor antigens of the tumor necrosis factor receptor family. Also provided are means and methods for overcoming host immunological tolerance to death receptors. The vaccines are useful against cancer cells and other death receptor bearing target cells within the host, and can be used in both therapeutic and prophylactic settings. The vaccines are also useful for diagnostic testing of the immunocompetence of a host.07-26-2012
20110293555TUMOR NECROSIS FACTOR-ALPHA MUTANTS - The present invention has an object to provide a tumor necrosis factor mutant protein, particularly, a tumor necrosis factor mutant protein specific to TNF-R1 or TNF-R2; tumor necrosis factor inhibitor; or tumor necrosis factor preparation containing it as an effective ingredient, and the object is solved by providing a tumor necrosis factor mutant protein where one or more amino acid residues selected from the group consisting of 29th, 31st, 32nd, 145th, 146th and 147th, or the group consisting of 84th to 89th from the N-terminal of the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO:1 is/are replaced with other amino acid residue(s); a tumor necrosis factor inhibitor; and a tumor necrosis factor preparation containing it as an effective ingredient.12-01-2011
20130216495PHARMACEUTICAL COMPOSITION COMPRISING CD34+ CELLS - The invention relates to the field of treatment of ischemic conditions and diseases using a cell population comprising CD34+ cells isolated from peripheral blood of a subject. The invention provides a pharmaceutical composition comprising (i) a cell population comprising CD34+ cells, (ii) a plasma protein, and (iii) an isotonic solution comprising at least one salt, said isotonic solution comprising acetate, gluconate, or both acetate and gluconate. Methods of treating tissue damaged by ischemia in a subject and methods of treating a medical condition, wherein the pharmaceutical composition of the invention is administered, are further provided herein. Also, methods of promoting mobilization of CD34+ cells from bone marrow into peripheral blood are provided herein.08-22-2013
20130216496METHODS FOR TREATING TWEAK-RELATED CONDITIONS - The present invention provides methods and agents for the treatment of TWEAK-related conditions, including cardiac, liver, kidney, lung, adipose, skeletal, muscle, neuronal, bone and cartilage conditions. The invention also provides methods for identifying TWEAK agonists or antagonists for the treatment of TWEAK-related conditions. Additionally, the invention provides transgenic animals that express an exogenous DNA encoding a TWEAK polypeptide, or fragments, analogs, or muteins thereof, and methods for using such animals to identify TWEAK agonists or antagonists. The invention further provides methods for diagnosing a disease based on TWEAK expression. The invention also provides methods for affecting cellular differentiation of progenitor cells using TWEAK polypeptides, agonists, or antagonists.08-22-2013
20110293556TREATMENT OF INSULIN RESISTANCE/METABOLIC SYNDROME TO ALLEVIATE THE RISKS OF DEMENTIA - This invention relates to Applicant's discovery that Metabolic Syndrome , a cluster of disorders stemming from a resistance to insulin, contributes directly to dementia, particularly Alzheimer's disease. Applicant's invention includes a screening method to determine susceptibility and diagnosis of dementia based on the risk factors for Metabolic Syndrome. Applicant's invention further includes methods for the prevention or treatment of dementia and other neurological conditions based on (1) minimizing insulin resistance, thereby preventing excess biosynthesis of insulin; (2) modulating the activity of IDE such that insulin competes less efficiently with β-amyloid protein for the TDE; and (3) blocking the consequences of NMDA receptor activation, such as by minimizing the generation of NO and other harmful free radicals.12-01-2011
20100284962MODIFIED TUMOR NECROSIS FACTOR-BETA - Compositions including modified TNF-beta polypeptides and methods of using the compositions are disclosed herein.11-11-2010
20100143290MONOCLONAL 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
20110217258Combined Use of Bendamustine, Doxorubicin and Bortezomib for the Treatment of Multiple Myeloma - Methods for treating multiple myeloma by administering a combination of a proteasome inhibitor, bendamustine and doxorubicin are described.09-08-2011
20090191146METHODS FOR THE MODULATION OF NEOVASCULARIZATION AND/OR THE GROWTH OF COLLATERAL ARTERIES AND/OR OTHER ARTERIES FROM PREEXISTING ARTERIOLAR CONNECTIONS - Described is the modulation of the neovascularization and/or growth of collateral arteries and/or other arteries from preexisting arteriolar connections. Methods are provided for enhancing neovascularization and/or the growth of collateral arteries and/or other arteries from preexisting arteriolar connections comprising contacting organs, tissue or cells with a colony stimulating factor (CSF) or a nucleic acid molecule encoding said CSF. Furthermore, the use of a CSF or a nucleic acid molecule encoding said CSF for the preparation of pharmaceutical compositions for enhancing neovascularization and/or collateral growth of collateral arteries and/or other arteries from preexisting arteriolar connections is described. Also provided are methods for the treatment of tumors comprising contacting an organ, tissue or cells with an agent which suppresses neovascularization and/or the growth of collateral arteries and/or other arteries from preexisting arteriolar connections through the inhibition of the biological activity of CSFs. Described is further the use of an agent which suppresses neovascularization and/or the growth of collateral arteries and/or other arteries from preexisting arteriolar connections through inhibition of the biological activity of CSFs for the preparation of pharmaceutical compositions for the treatment of tumors.07-30-2009
20090130054APC ACTIVATORS IN COMBINATION WITH A CYTOKINE-SECRETING CELL AND METHODS OF USE THEREOF - The present invention relates to a method of enhancing anti-tumor protection in a mammal. More particularly, the invention is concerned with combinations comprising antigen presenting cell (APC) activators and a cytokine-secreting cell and methods of administering the combination for enhanced immune response to tumor cells in a patient with a cancer.05-21-2009
20090148400COMPOSITION OF TUMOUR-ASSOCIATED PEPTIDES AND RELATED ANTI-CANCER VACCINE - The present invention relates to immunotherapeutic peptides and their use in immunotherapy, in particular the immunotherapy of cancer. The present invention discloses tumour-associated T-helper cell peptide epitopes, alone or in combination with other tumour-associated peptides that serve as active pharmaceutical ingredients of vaccine compositions which stimulate anti-tumour immune responses. In particular, the composition of the peptides of the present invention can be used in vaccine compositions for eliciting anti-tumour immune responses against colorectal cancer.06-11-2009
20100015085PHASE 2 INDUCERS AND RELATED SIGNALING PATHWAYS PROTECT CARTILAGE AGAINST INFLAMMATION/INFECTION, APOPTOSIS AND STRESS - Disclosed herein are novel compounds, their use in the treatment and prevention of joint and/or cartilage inflammation that provide an alternative to the NSAIDS and selective COX-2 inhibitors by activating endogenous detoxifying cellular defense mechanisms that act to neutralize toxic cellular intermediate. These compounds are PPAR-alpha agonists and/or phase 2 gene activators.01-21-2010
20090087403REVERSAL OF VIRAL-INDUCED SYSTEMIC SHOCK AND RESPIRATORY DISTRESS BY BLOCKADE OF THE LYMPHOTOXIN BETA PATHWAY - This invention provides methods of inducing an antiviral response in an individual comprising administering to the individual an effective amount of a LT-B blocking agent and a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier. In particular this invention provides methods for treating viral-induced systemic shock and respiratory distress.04-02-2009
20100080769Treatment of Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia using Anti-CD20 Antibodies - Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL) may be treated with antibodies directed against the CD20 antigen.04-01-2010
20120294829LIQUID FORMULATIONS FOR LONG-ACTING G-CSF CONJUGATE - Disclosed is a liquid formulation which allows long-acting G-CSF conjugates, that have improved in vivo duration and stability, to be stable when stored for a long period of time. It comprises a stabilizer composition characterized by buffer and mannitol. Being free of human serum albumin and other potential factors harmful to the body, the liquid formulation is free of concerns about viral infections and guarantees excellent storage stability to long-acting G-CSF conjugates.11-22-2012
20090263348Nucleic Acids Encoding Multimeric Fusion Proteins of TNF Superfamily Ligands - A method for constructing stable bioactive fusion proteins of the difficult to express turn or necrosis factor superfamily (TNFSF), and particularly members CD40L (CD 154) and RANKL/TRANCE, with collecting, particularly pulmonary surfactant protein D (SPD) is described. Single trimers of these proteins lack the full stimulatory efficacy of the natural membrane forms of these proteins in many cases. The multimeric nature of these soluble fusion proteins enables them to engage multiple receptors on the responding cells, thereby, mimicking the effects of the membrane forms of these ligands. For CD40L-SPD, the resulting protein stimulates B cells, macrophages, and dendritic cells, indicating its potential usefulness as a vaccine adjuvant. The large size of these fusion proteins makes them less likely to diffuse into the circulation, thereby limiting their potential systemic toxicity. This property may be especially useful when these proteins are injected locally as a vaccine adjuvant or tumor immunotherapy agent to prevent them from diffusing away. In addition, these and other TNFSF-collectin fusion proteins present new possibilities for the expression of highly active, multimeric, soluble TNFSF members.10-22-2009
20090202469Detection of inflammatory disease and composition for preventing or treatment of inflammatory disease - A novel method for detection of an inflammatory disease and a novel composition for prevention or treatment of an inflammatory disease are provided. The method for detection of an inflammatory disease comprises using RANKL and/or OPG as a marker in a biological sample. The composition for prevention or treatment of an inflammatory disease comprises RANKL and/or M-CSF as an active ingredient.08-13-2009
20080317705Promoting Wound Healing by Administering a Prostaglandin E and Granulocyte-Macrophage Colony Stimulating Factor - A method of promoting healing of a wound in a patient, the method comprising administering to the patient (i) a prostaglandin E (PGE) or an agonist thereof and/or an agent that increases the local concentration or effect of PGE and (ii) granulocyte-macrophage colony stimulating factor (GMCSF) or a derivative thereof. Use of (i) a PGE or an agonist thereof and/or an agent that increases the local concentration or effect of PGE and (ii) GMCSF or a derivative thereof in the preparation of a medicament for promoting healing of a wound in a patient. A wound dressing, bandage or fibrin glue comprising (i) a PGE or an agonist thereof and/or an agent that increases the local concentration or effect of PGE and (ii) GMCSF or a derivative thereof.12-25-2008
20110171168HUMAN G-CSF ANALOGS AND METHODS OF MAKING AND USING THEREOF - An analog of human granulocyte colony stimulating factor (hG-CSF analog) is disclosed. The hG-CSF analog comprises an amino acid sequence that differs from the wild-type hG-CSF sequence at position 17 and at least one other position, and is capable of preventing trophoblast cell apoptosis. Also disclosed is pharmaceutical compositions comprising the hG-CSF analog, polynucleotides encoding the hG-CSF analog, expression vectors containing the polynucleotides, host cells containing the expression vectors, as well as a method for preventing spontaneous abortion using the hG-CSF analog.07-14-2011
20110171169PEPTIDES FOR ACTIVE ANTI-CYTOKINE IMMUNIZATION - Peptide of a size comprised between 5 and 40 amino acids, originating from a cytokine, in which at least one of its amino acids comprises at least one of its atoms separated by a distance d of less than 5 angstroms from an atom of the receptor corresponding to said cytokine, the spacing d being evaluated on the basis of structural data, derivatives, immunogenic compounds comprising them, use of a peptide or peptide derivative or immunogenic compound for the preparation of a curative or preventative medicament intended for the treatment or prevention of diseases linked to an excess or to the presence of cytokines or for the treatment of an auto-immune disease and pharmaceutical compositions which contain at least one abovementioned peptide or peptide derivative or immunogenic compound as active ingredient.07-14-2011
20100135951Agents and Methods Related to Reducing Resistance To Apoptosis-Inducing Death Receptor Agonists - Provided herein is a method of reversing or preventing a target cell's resistance to a death receptor agonist. Also provided are methods of screening for biomarkers resistance of and monitoring resistance to death receptor agonists. Also provided are methods of selectively inducing apoptosis in a target cell, treating a subject with cancer, autoimmune or inflammatory diseases, comprising administering compositions provided herein. Further provided are compositions comprising agents that modulate CARD containing proteins.06-03-2010
20090081155Use of Inhibitors of Indoleamine-2,3-Dioxygenase in Combination with Other Therapeutic Modalities - The present invention provides improved treatment methods by the administration of both an inhibitor of indoleamine-2,3-dioxygenase in addition to the administration of an additional therapeutic agent.03-26-2009
20080213211COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR HEALTHY PREGNANCY - Compositions, kits and methods for the prevention of, for example, spontaneous abortion, preeclampsia, preterm labor or implantation failure during assisted reproduction are provided. The compositions, kits and methods provide an effective amount of granulocyte colony stimulating factor to prevent, for example, spontaneous abortion, preeclampsia, preterm labor or implantation failure of an embryo.09-04-2008
20100129314POTENT CONJUGATES AND HYDROPHILIC LINKERS - Linkers for binding drugs to cell binding agents are modified to hydrophilic linkers by incorporating a polyethylene glycol spacer. The potency or the efficacy of the cell-binding agent-drug conjugates is surprisingly enhanced several folds in a variety of cancer cell types, including those expressing a low number of antigens on the cell surface or cancer cells that are resistant to treatment. A method for preparing maytansinoids bearing a thioether moiety and a reactive group which allows the maytansinoid to be linked to a cell-binding agent in essentially a single step is also provided.05-27-2010
20100129313KIDNEY-SPECIFIC TUMOR VACCINE DIRECTED AGAINST KIDNEY TUMOR ANTIGEN G-250 - This invention provides an anti-cancer immunogenic agent(s) (e.g. vaccines) that elicit an immune response specifically directed against renal cell cancers expressing a G250 antigenic marker. Preferred immunogenic agents comprise a chimeric molecule comprising a kidney cancer specific antigen (G250) attached to a granulocyte-macrophage colony stimulating factor (GM-CSF). The agents are useful in a wide variety of treatment modalities including, but not limited to protein vaccination, DNA vaccination, and adoptive immunotherapy.05-27-2010
20110268693Compounds Having CRTH2 Antagonist Activity - Compounds of general formula (I) wherein R is phenyl optionally substituted with one or more halo substituents; and their pharmaceutically acceptable salts, hydrates, solvates, complexes or prodrugs are useful in orally administrable compositions for the treatment of allergic diseases such as asthma, allergic rhinitis and atopic dermatitis.11-03-2011
20110142792Compositions for Increasing Polypeptide Stability and Activity, and Related Methods - This disclosure provides peptides, polypeptides, fusion polypeptides, compositions, and methods for enhancing or increasing the stability of a polypeptide (e.g., Taq polymerase). Such peptides, polypeptides, fusion polypeptides, or compositions include polypeptides linked to a peptide tag that enhances the stability of the polypeptide. The peptides, polypeptides, fusion polypeptides, compositions may also enhance the activity, specificity, and/or fidelity of other polypeptides in a reaction mixture. The disclosure also provides methods of using such peptides, polypeptides, fusion polypeptides, compositions.06-16-2011
20080260685PRODRUGS OF CC-1065 ANALOGS - Prodrugs of analogs of the anti-tumor antibiotic CC-1065 having a cleavable protective group such as a piperazino carbamate, a 4-piperidino-piperidino carbamate or a phosphate, in which the protecting group confers enhanced water solubility and stability upon the prodrug, and in which the prodrug also has a moiety, such as a disulfide, that can conjugate to a cell binding reagent such as an antibody. The therapeutic use of such prodrug conjugates is also described; such prodrugs of cytotoxic agents have therapeutic use because they can deliver cytotoxic prodrugs to a specific cell population for enzymatic conversion to cytotoxic drugs in a targeted fashion.10-23-2008
20120034183COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR GROWING EMBRYONIC STEM CELLS - Compositions including topical formulations comprising secreted products obtained from the culture medium of human embryonic germ (EG) cell derivatives and particular combinations of components therefrom are provided for treatment of various dermatological conditions, such as adverse consequences of aging, wrinkling, altered pigmentation, altered viscoelasticity, and altered thickness, among others. Methods for using the compositions and topical formulations for treating adverse or undesirable dermatological conditions are also provided, as well as preventing the appearance of undesirable dermatological conditions.02-09-2012
20100143288HUMAN GRANULOCYTE-COLONY STIMULATING FACTOR ISOFORMS - Disclosed is a novel physiologically active protein, which is a human granulocyte colony stimulating factor isoform, constructed in order to increase the in vivo lifetime of human granulocyte colony sedtimulating factor. The human granulocyte colony stimulating factor isoform comprises a polypeptide and polyethylene glycol (PEG) bound thereto as a non-protein polymer. A specific site of the polypeptide is selected so that polyethylene can be bound to the site while not adversely affecting the activity of the protein. The amino acid of the site is modified with cysteine and polyethylene glycol is bound to the modified site. A pharmaceutical composition comprising the isoforms, genes encoding the isoforms, and a primer for modifying the amino acid sequence are also disclosed.06-10-2010
20120070403USE OF G-CSF FOR THE EXTENSION OF THE THERAPEUTIC TIME-WINDOW OF THROMBOLYTIC STROKE THERAPY - The present invention relates to the use of G-CSF and derivatives thereof for extending the therapeutic window of subsequent thrombolytic treatment of acute stroke, and thereby, allowing the diagnostic examinations which are necessary prior to the thrombolytic treatment in order to avoid hemorrhagic and other severe adverse side effects of the thrombolysis.03-22-2012
20130121956Composition for Enhancing Bone Formation - Disclosed herein is a matrix for inducing or enhancing osteoclast differentiation. The matrix comprises a material having an osteoclastogenic agent associated therewith, the agent being releasable from the material in an amount which is sufficient to induce or enhance osteoclast differentiation.05-16-2013
20090004134KIT FOR TREATING A HEALTH CONDITION BY INDUCING TRANSLOCATION OF AN ERP57 PROTEIN TO A CELLULAR MEMBRANE - A kit for treating a health condition in a mammal, comprises a ERP57 protein and/or compound for inducing a translocation of an ERP57 protein to a cellular membrane in order to provoke an immunogenic apoptosis. The ERP57 protein may include any one or more of: endogenous ERP57, recombinant ERP57, and ERP57 in mimetic form. The endogenous form of ERP57 may include any one of: a plasma membrane ERP57 and an intracellular ERP57.01-01-2009
20120195851MODIFIED SOLUBLE FGF RECEPTOR FC FUSIONS WITH IMPROVED BIOLOGICAL ACTIVITY - The invention relates to modified soluble FGF receptor Fc fusions comprising a fusion of a soluble fragment or domain of the FGF receptor part (targeting or binding moiety) with an Fc region of an immunoglobulin part (effector function moiety), having improved biological activity including ADCC/CDC activities, compositions containing them, and method of producing such modified soluble FGF receptor Fc fusion molecules.08-02-2012
20100254938FORMULATION HAVING MOBILISING ACTIVITY - The present innovation relates to a novel formulation capable of increasing the amount of stem cells and progenitor cells in circulation in the peripheral blood of a mammal; the formulation is characterised in that it contains defibrotide in combination with at least one haematopoietic factor having the capacity to mobilise haematopoietic progenitors, preferably G-CSF. In one embodiment, the formulation includes two separately administrable formulations, one containing a haematopoietic factor having the capacity to mobilize haematopoietic progenitors and the other containing defibrotide. The formulation is effective to achieve an increase in the number of haematopoietic progenitor cells that is greater than an increase in the number of haematopoietic progenitor cells achieved by the haematopoietic factor alone.10-07-2010
20100322893CTLA-4 PROTEIN VARIANTS - Protein variants of CTLA-4, which show increased activity compared to wild-type in a cell assay and which exhibit increased stability. Such variants are useful for treatment of disorders whereby attenuation of the T cell response would be beneficial.12-23-2010
20110129438IMMUNOGENIC PROTEIN CONSTRUCTS - Bacterial immunity proteins are utilized to increase immune response to an antigen of interest.06-02-2011
20130189223Methods and Compositions for Promoting Renal Repair and Regeneration - Methods and compositions comprising CSF-1 are provided for regenerating, repairing or otherwise treating renal cells, tissues and/or organs, and more particularly, in prophylactic or therapeutic treatment of diseases or conditions associated with renal damage and/or dysfunction. In particular, CSF-1 may be particularly efficacious in treating acute renal failure. CSF-1 protein or an encoding nucleic acid may be administered to suppress, ameliorate or otherwise treat an existing renal disease or condition or to prevent, inhibit, suppress or otherwise protect against subsequent renal damage and/or renal failure. CSF-1 may also be used to regenerate or repair renal cells, tissue and/or organs ex vivo, the treated cells, tissue and/or organs then being suitable for subsequent transplantation to an animal, such as a human. Compositions and methods are provided for promoting organ development in warm blooded animals, and in particular in certain aspects a premature infant or foetus. Compositions and methods are also provided for the administration of at least one colony stimulating factor-1 protein (CSF-1), precursor, variant, analogue, derivative thereof, or combinations thereof, or otherwise, at least one nucleic acid molecule encoding colony stimulating factor-1 protein (CSF-1), precursor, variant, analogue, derivative thereof, or combinations thereof.07-25-2013
20100297062Stable Formulations Of Recombinant Human Albumin-Human Granulocyte Colony Stimulating Factor - Described herein are compositions and methods for treating, preventing and ameliorating diseases and conditions characterized by a lower than normal white blood cell count, such as leukopenia and neutropenia. The compositions and methods include recombinant human albumin-human granulocyte colony stimulating factor. Pharmaceutical formulations including the recombinant fusion protein, and methods of making such formulations are also described.11-25-2010
20130129669Stable Formulations of Recombinant Human Albumin-Human Granulocyte Colony Stimulating Factor - Described herein are compositions and methods for treating, preventing and ameliorating diseases and conditions characterized by a lower than normal white blood cell count, such as leukopenia and neutropenia. The compositions and methods include recombinant human albumin-human granulocyte colony stimulating factor. Pharmaceutical formulations including the recombinant fusion protein, and methods of making such formulations are also described.05-23-2013
20110117050Methods for Providing a System of Care for an Oxazaphosphorine Drug Regimen - The present invention provides methods of treating subjects with an oxazaphosphorines, methods of identifying subjects that are suitable for oxazaphosphorine treatment, and systems for ensuring the safety and efficacy of a treatment that includes oxazaphosphorine administration.05-19-2011
20110117049Methods and Compositions for Modulating Adipocyte Function - Methods and compositions for treating obesity and related disorders. The methods include the use of BMP-2, -4, -6 and -7.05-19-2011
20130136717THERAPEUTIC USE OF AGONISTS OR ANTAGONISTS OF BRADYKININ RECEPTOR 1 OR 2, FOR MODULATION COLLATERAL BLOOD VESSEL GROWTH - The present invention relates to bradykinin receptor modulators and pharmaceutical compositions thereof for use as a medicament for modulating collateral blood vessel growth of collateral arteries and/or other blood vessels of pre-existing arterial networks. The bradykinin receptor modulators of arteriogenesis are applicable in the treatment and/or prevention of disorders associated with defective blood flow or blood vessel malformation. A preferred aspect of the invention relates to bradykinin receptor agonists for use as a medicament for the prevention of cardiovascular ischemic disease in a patient at risk thereof. Further, the invention relates to a bradykinin receptor agonist for use in a method for treating a cardiovascular ischemic disease in a patient in need thereof, wherein said cardiovascular ischemic disease is a peripheral limb disease.05-30-2013
20110110883METHODS OF ALTERING AN IMMUNE RESPONSE INDUCED BY CPG OLIGODEOXYNUCLEOTIDES - It is disclosed herein that agents that affect the activity and/or expression of CXCL16 can be used to alter the uptake of D-type CpG oligodeoxynucleotides (D ODNs). Methods of inducing an immune response are disclosed that include administering agents that increase the activity and/or expression of CXCL16 and a D ODN. Methods of decreasing an immune response to a CpG ODN are also disclosed. These methods include administering an agent that decreases the activity and/or expression of CXCL16. Compositions including one or more D-type ODNs and an agent that modulates that activity and/or expression of CXCL16 are provided.05-12-2011
20110008278MODULATORS OF PARAPTOSIS AND RELATED METHODS - The invention is directed to a method of modulating paraptotic cell death in a cell by contacting the cell with an effective amount of a compound. selected from the group consisting of ceramide, Tumor Necrosis Factor (TNF), caspase-7, caspase-8, α-amino-3-hydroxy-5-methyl-4-isoxazole proprionic acid (RMPA), kainic acid and glutamic acid, wherein the effective amount of the compound induces paraptotic death of the cell. The invention further is directed to a method of inhibiting paraptotic cell death in a cell by contacting the cell with an effective amount of a compound selected from the group consisting of Alg-2-interacting protein 1 (AIP-1), Jun N-terminal kinase 1 (JNK1) neutralizing agent, Jun N-terminal kinase 2 (JNK2) neutralizing agent, TNF Receptor-Associated Factor 2 (TRAF2) neutralizing agent, ortho-phenanthroline and the JNK inhibitor SP 600125, wherein the effective amount of the compound inhibits paraptotic death of the cell.01-13-2011
20110020267TWEAK RECEPTOR - The present invention provides the TWEAK receptor and methods for identifying and using agonists and antagonists of the TWEAK receptor. In particular, the invention provides methods of screening for agonists and antagonists and for treating diseases or conditions mediated by angiogenesis, such as solid tumors and vascular deficiencies of cardiac or peripheral tissue.01-27-2011
20110142791COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR PREVENTION OF ESCAPE MUTATION IN THE TREATMENT OF HER2/NEU OVER-EXPRESSING TUMORS - This invention provides compositions and methods for treating and vaccinating against an Her2/neu antigen-expressing tumor and inducing an immune response against dominant and several sub-dominant epitopes of the antigen.06-16-2011
20100254937METHODS OF USING INTERLEUKIN-1 RECEPTOR ANTAGONIST AS A MYELOPROTECTIVE AGENT - The present invention relates to uses of interleukin-1 receptor antagonist (IL-1Ra) in promoting bone marrow regeneration, increasing peripheral white blood cells, and increasing platelet levels in subjects if administered prior to treatment with chemotherapeutic agents. Thus, particular embodiments of the invention are directed to uses of IL-1Ra as an adjuvant or ancillary therapy to alleviate the hematopoietic toxicities associated with chemotherapy.10-07-2010
20110250165Antibodies against CXCR4 and Methods of Use Thereof - The invention provides human monoclonal antibodies, scFv antibodies, scFv-Fc fusions, a dAb (domain antibodies), F10-13-2011
20110070184METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR TREATING ATHEROSCLEROSIS AND RELATED CONDIDTIONS - Described herein are methods for treating or preventing a atherosclerosis by inhibiting the activation or binding of macrophage migration inhibitory factor to CXCR2 and CXCR4. Such inhibition is achieved by administration of either a single agent or a combination of agents. Also described herein are agents that inhibit MIF-binding or MIF-activation of CXCR2 or CXCR4. Further described are pharmaceutical compositions comprising such agents and their use for treating or preventing atherosclerosis.03-24-2011
20110150823Cell Tissue Gel Containing Collagen and Hyaluronan - A cell tissue gel containing collagen and hyaluronan at a weight ratio of 0.01-100:1 and uses thereof for stem cell delivery.06-23-2011
20130164253Long-Term Storage of Non-Glycosylated Recombinant Human G-CSF - The present invention provides a method for stable long-term storage of non-glycosylated recombinant human G-CSF, wherein an aqueous acetate or glutamate buffered G-CSF composition containing the non-glycosylated recombinant human G-CSF and sorbital is cooled to a temperature of −15° C. or below to obtain a frozen G-CSF composition, which frozen composition is then stored in the frozen state and then increased in temperature to a temperature within the range of from 2° C. to 8° C. for a period of time adjusted to allow the composition to thaw and to obtain a liquid composition having a G-CSF content of at least 95% of the G-CSF content of the original composition.06-27-2013
20100297061STAT3 ANTAGONISTS AND THEIR USES AS VACCINES AGAINST CANCER - The present invention relates to methods for treating and/or preventing cancer. In particular the present invention relates to ex vivo immunotherapeutic methods. The methods comprise decreasing Stat3 (signal transducer and activator of transcirption3) expression and/or function in tumor cells and the administration of such cells to a subject in need of treatment and/or prevention. Other methods of the invention comprise activation T-cells by co-culturing the T-cells with the tumor cells with decreased Stat3 expression or function. The invention further encompasses methods comprising decreasing Stat3 expression or function in antigen-presenting cells and co-administering tumor cells and the antigen-presenting cells with decreased Stat3 function to a patient. The invention further relates to methods for stimulating dendritic cell differentiation.11-25-2010
20110256088TARGETED DELIVERY OF NUCLEIC ACIDS - Aspects of the invention provide compositions and methods for delivering nucleic acids to target cells.10-20-2011
20110250166COMBINATION OF ROCAGLAMIDE AND APOPTOSIS INDUCING SUBSTANCES FOR THE TREATMENT OF CANCER - The present invention relates to a combined preparation comprising at least one rocaglamide derivative and at least one apoptosis inducing agent, preferably from the group of substances comprising agents inducing the extrinsic apoptotic pathway, antiproliferative agents and agents which induce apoptosis in T-cells by activation induced cell death (AICD) for the treatment of cancer.10-13-2011
20110158935Substituted Diketopiperazine Analogs for Use as Drug Delivery Agents - Disclosed are drug delivery systems for the delivery of small molecule and macromolecular drugs. More particularly, disclosed are substituted analogs of 3,6-di(alkyl-4 aminobutyl)-2,5-diketopiperazine (which may also be referred to DKP), their use in the formulation of both small molecule and macromolecular drugs including therapeutic, prophylactic and diagnostic agents, stabilizing agents and systems for their delivery.06-30-2011
20110150824Nutritional Composition for Improving the Mammalian Immune System - The invention relates to a nutritional composition comprising 06-23-2011
20110165116PHARMACEUTICAL COMPOSITIONS COMPRISING CCL2 AND USE OF SAME FOR THE TREATMENT OF INFLAMMATION - A method of treating an inflammation in a subject thereof is provided. The method comprising administering to the subject a therapeutically effective amount of CCL2, thereby treating the inflammation. Also provided are pharmaceutical compositions and unit dosage forms which comprise CCL2 for the treatment of inflammation.07-07-2011
20110020266G-CSF Conjugates - Polypeptide conjugates with G-CSF activity comprising a polypeptide having at least one introduced lysine residue and at least one removed lysine residue compared to the sequence of human G-CSF, and which are conjugated to 2-6 polyethylene glycol moieties. The conjugates have a low in vitro bioactivity, a long in vivo half-life, a reduced receptor-mediated clearance, and provide a more rapid stimulation of production of white blood cells and neutrophils than non-conjugated recombinant human G-CSF.01-27-2011
20110027218TNF SUPERFAMILY FUSION PROTEINS - The present invention refers to fusion proteins comprising a TNF superfamily (TNFSF) cytokine or a receptor binding domain thereof fused to a trimerization domain and a nucleic acid molecule encoding the fusion protein. The fusion protein is present as a trimeric complex or as an oligomer thereof and is suitable for therapeutic, diagnostic and/or research applications.02-03-2011
20110135594OXINDOLYL INHIBITOR COMPOUNDS - A compound of general Formula (I) having histone deacetylase (HDAC) and/or CDK inhibitory activity, a pharmaceutical composition comprising the compound, and a method useful to treat diseases using the compound. (Formula should be inserted here) Formula (I)06-09-2011
20110256090Method for Identifying Genes Involved in Trail-Induced Apoptosis and Therapeutic Applications Thereof - The invention relates to methods for identifying genes involved in TRAIL-induced apoptosis, to inhibitors of the expression of genes inducing resistance of cells to TRAIL-induced apoptosis and to activators of the expression of a gene sensitizing cells to TRAIL-induced apoptosis. The invention also relates to methods for sensitizing cells to TRAIL-induced apoptosis, methods for treating hyperproliferative diseases, methods for determining the responsiveness of a subject suffering from a hyperproliferative disease to TRAIL, to pharmaceutical compositions comprising products capable of sensitizing cells to TRAIL-induced apoptosis, and to methods for determining the prognosis of a subject suffering from a hyperproliferative disease.10-20-2011
20110262383Naphthalimide Dosing by N-Acetyl Transferase Genotyping - The present invention provides methods for dosing patients with naphthalimides, including amonafide, amonafide salts, and analogs thereof based on N-acetyl transferase genotyping. The invention also provides methods for dosing the amount of granulocyte colony stimulating factor (GCSF) used in combination with naphthalimide to prevent or modulate leukocytopenia.10-27-2011
20100310500ALKANOYLAMINO BENZAMIDE ANILINE HDAC INHIBITOR COMPOUNDS - The present invention provides a compound of general Formula (I) having histone deacetylase (HDAC) inhibitory activity, a pharmaceutical composition comprising the compound, and a method useful to treat diseases using the compound.12-09-2010
20110052527IMIDAZOPYRIDINYL THIAZOLYL HISTONE DEACETYLASE INHIBITORS - A compound of general Formula (I) having histone deacetylase (HDAC) and/or CDK inhibitory activity, a pharmaceutical composition comprising the compound, and a method useful to treat diseases using the compound.03-03-2011
20110052526METHOD AND COMPOSITION FOR NEOCHONDROGENESIS - A method of neochondrogenesis, where following microfracture surgery or subchondral drilling, includes administering injections of an effective amount of a composition to the damaged, affected connective tissue, for example knee joint cartilage. The composition includes a mixture of hyaluronic acid combined with harvested stem cells, for example autologous peripheral blood-derived stem cells.03-03-2011
20110052525Breaking Immunological Tolerance with a Genetically Encoded Unnatural Amino Acid - The present invention comprises methods and compositions for producing and/or enhancing an immunological response in a subject against a target moiety such as a disease-related moiety by administration of an antigenic version of the target moiety having one or more unnatural amino acid and/or by administration of an antibody against a version of a target moiety having one or more unnatural amino acid which antibody is cross reactive with the natural target moiety.03-03-2011
20120148527TNF Superfamily Fusion Proteins - The present invention refers to fusion proteins comprising a TNF superfamily (TNFSF) cytokine or a receptor binding domain thereof fused to a trimerization domain and a nucleic acid molecule encoding the fusion protein. The fusion protein is present as a trimeric complex or as an oligomer thereof and is suitable for therapeutic, diagnostic and/or research applications.06-14-2012
20100322894Combination Therapies for Treating Type 1 Diabetes - In accordance with the subject invention, combination therapies can be used to modulate a patient's immune response in order to prevent, delay and/or reverse type 1 diabetes.12-23-2010
20110256089Hydrogel Type Cell Delivery Vehicle for Wound Healing, and Preparation Method Thereof - Disclosed is a hydrogel type cell delivery vehicle composition for wound healing and to a preparation method thereof. More particularly, the present invention relates to a hydrogel type cell delivery vehicle composition in which non-ionic surfactants, growth factors or substance-P, human-derived cells, and the like are distributed in aqueous media, to a use thereof for wound healing, and to a preparation method thereof. The hydrogel type composition of the present invention appropriately delivers cells and/or substance-P to the wound part, and has moistening effects, effects of preventing contraction of the wound, and effects of protecting cells, and can be used in an easy and convenient manner. The cells in the composition are delivered to the wound part to effectively heal the wound when the composition of the present invention is applied to or injected into the wounded body part.10-20-2011
20110097300MULTIMERIC TIE 2 AGONISTS AND USES THEREOF IN STIMULATING ANGIOGENESIS - The present invention provides a multimeric form of a Tie 2 binding peptide monomer, wherein the multimeric form has Tie 2 agonist activity. The multimeric form, preferably a tetramer, stimulates angiogenesis and promotes wound healing. The present invention also features pharmaceutical compositions comprising the multimeric Tie 2 agonists, including those suitable for topical or systemic administration. Methods of using the multimeric Tie 2 agonists of the invention for stimulating angiogenesis and for promoting healing of wounds, such as diabetic ulcers or skin grafts, are also provided.04-28-2011
20110097301ANGIOGENESIS PROMOTED BY CAGED GROWTH FACTORS - The present disclosure relates to controlling the release of growth factors for the promotion of angiogenesis. The growth factors or a polymer matrix are modified by photoactive compounds, such that the growth factors are not released into an active form until they are irradiated with light. The disclosure also relates to tissue engineering scaffolds comprising one or more polymers and at least two growth factors.04-28-2011
20100166698NEW COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR THE TREATMENT OF INFLAMMATION - The present invention describes combinations of A07-01-2010
20100166697COMBINATION THERAPY USING TNF AND ALFA-GALACTOSYL CERAMIDE - The invention relates to the treatment of cancer. More specifically the invention shows that the anti-cancer activity in mammals can be augmented by administering to the mammalian host a combination of a synergistically effective amount of TNF and alfa-galactosylceramide.07-01-2010
20100158856Assays and methods using biomarkers - Methods and assays examining expression of one or more biomarkers in a mammalian tissue or cell sample are provided. According to the disclosed methods and assays, detection of the expression of one or more such biomarkers is predictive or indicative that the tissue or cell sample will be sensitive to apoptosis-inducing agents such as Apo2L/TRAIL and anti-DR5 agonist antibodies. Certain biomarkers which may be examined include fucosyltransferases, in particular fucosyltransferase 3 (FUT3) and/or fucosyltransferase 6 (FUT6), as well as sialyl Lewis A and/or X antigens. Kits and articles of manufacture are also provided.06-24-2010
20120121535AGENT FOR PREVENTING RECURRENCE OF LEUKEMIA - The present invention provides a drug capable of initiating the progression of the cell cycle of leukemia stem cells to overcome the resistance of the leukemia stem cells to cell cycle-dependent chemotherapeutic agents, and a drug for suppressing recurrence of leukemia containing the same, and the like, an agent containing G-CSF, wherein the agent is for inducing the progression of the cell cycle of leukemia stem cells, a drug for suppressing recurrence of leukemia containing a combination of G-CSF and a cell cycle-dependent antitumor agent, and the like.05-17-2012
20100196308VITAMIN D3 AND ANALOGS THEREOF FOR ALLEVIATING SIDE EFFECTS ASSOCIATED WITH CHEMOTHERAPY - The present disclosure relates to the use of vitamin D compounds, such as vitamin D3, or analogs and/or metabolites thereof, to modulate bone marrow progenitors and stromal cells prior to the administration of antineoplastic agents. The methods of the present disclosure may ameliorate myelosuppression by increasing the availability of pluripotent stem cell progenitors, and can be used in combination with standard therapy (e.g. granulocyte stimulating factor) to increase proliferation of myeloid cells and/or improve their mobilization from the bone marrow, thereby diminishing the dose and administration of colony-stimulating factors (CSFs) as well as the recuperation time following chemotherapy.08-05-2010
20110189123MAMMALIAN CX3C CHEMOKINE ANTIBODIES - Nucleic acids encoding a new family of chemokines, the CX3C family, from a mammal, reagents related thereto, including specific antibodies, and purified proteins are described. Methods of using said reagents and related diagnostic kits are also provided.08-04-2011
20110189124METHODS FOR REFOLDING PROTEINS CONTAINING FREE CYSTEINE RESIDUES - The present invention relates to novel methods for making and refolding insoluble or aggregated proteins having free cysteines in which a host cell expressing the protein is exposed to a cysteine blocking agent. The soluble, refolded proteins produced by the novel methods can then be modified to increase their effectiveness. Such modifications include attaching a PEG moiety to form PEGylated proteins.08-04-2011
20100021419Stable Pharmaceutical Composition Comprising Granulocyte-Colony Stimulating Factor - The present invention provides a new stable pharmaceutical composition of granulocyte-colony stimulating factor (G-CSF).01-28-2010
20120308513PROMISCUOUS HER-2/NEU CD4 T CELL EPITOPES - The present invention relates to the discovery of novel T cell epitopes of the human HER-2/Neu protein that is promiscuous for at least 25 different HLA-DR alleles. The invention also relates to compositions that contain one of the novel epitopes or a fusion peptide of such a epitope and a heterologous polypeptide. Further disclosed herein is the use of the epitopes or their fusion peptides, and compositions containing the epitopes or their fusion peptides.12-06-2012
20100247481ABCB1 GENOTYPING TO PREDICT MICROTUBULE-STABILIZING-AGENT-INDUCED TOXICITY - The present disclosure provides methods of identifying subjects having an increased likelihood of developing one or more adverse side effects resulting from administration of a microtubule-stabilizing agent. In particular examples, the method includes determining whether the subject has an ABCB1 predictive polymorphism for microtubule-stabilizing agent-induced toxicity, wherein the presence of such a polymorphism indicates that the subject has an increased risk of developing microtubule-stabilizing agent induced adverse effects. Examples of ABCB1 predictive polymorphisms include 2677G>T/A and 3435C>T. Also provided are methods of modifying microtubule-stabilizing agent therapy in a subject identified as having one or more ABCB1 predictive polymorphisms. Kits and isolated nucleic acid molecules that can be used in the disclosed methods are also provided.09-30-2010
20090297470REMEDIES FOR ISCHEMIA - The present invention relates to uses and methods of parathyroid hormone (PTH), preferably PTH (1-34), and/or parathyroid hormone-related peptide (PTHrP), preferably PTHrP (1-34), for recruiting stem cells into tissue suffering from ischemia, wherein said stem cells are preferably capable of repairing and/or regenerating said tissue suffering from ischemia. Also provided is the use of a combination of G-CSF or a G-CSF fragment and a DPP IV inhibitor/antagonist in the medical intervention of an ischemic disorder. Accordingly, the uses and methods of the present invention are preferably suitable for the prevention and/or treatment of ischemia. Moreover, the present invention relates to a composition comprising parathyroid hormone (PTH), preferably PTH (1-34), and/or parathyroid hormone-related peptide (PTHrP), preferably PTHrP (1-34), and/or G-CSF or a G-CSF fragment for use as a pharmaceutical composition. In a particular aspect of the invention, a DPP IV antagonist is applied in the uses, methods and/or compositions of the present invention. The DPP IV antagonist/inhibitor is preferably used in combination with G-CSF or a G-CSF fragment. Also the use of PTH alone or PTHrP alone or in combination with a DPP IV antagonist as well as the one of a combination of G-CSF or a G-CSF fragment and a DPP IV inhibitor/antagonist in the herein disclosed medical and pharmaceutical uses and methods is part of this invention.12-03-2009
20090208446DUB3 as a Cancer Therapy Target - Described is a method of modulating the activation of a Rho, Arf, Rab, Ran or Rap family protein, said method comprising administering to said sample a USP-17 modulator, for example an inhibitor of expression or activity of DUB-3. The invention enables the use of USP-17 modulators in the treatment of metastatic cancer and other conditions.08-20-2009
20110305661Carbazole Compounds and Therapeutic Uses of the Compounds - Compounds of the general structural formula (I) and (II) and use of the compounds and salts and hydrates thereof, as therapeutic agents are disclosed. Treatable diseases and conditions include cancers, inflammatory diseases and conditions, and immunodeficiency diseases.12-15-2011
20120148526STRONGLY INACTIVATED AND STILL HIGHLY IMMUNOGENIC VACCINE AND PROCESS OF MANUFACTURING THEREOF - An immunogenic product includes TNFα coupled with KLH, wherein the TNFα is strongly inactivated, which means that the product shows less than 30% of cytolytic activity and/or an inactivation factor of more than 15000, in the conditions of TEST A. An emulsion and a vaccine including the immunogenic product and methods for preparing the immunogenic product are also described.06-14-2012
20120039839Hypoxia Induced Mitogenic Factor - We found that FIZZ1/RELMα is inducible by hypoxia in lung. The hypoxia-upregulated expression of FIZZ1/RELMα was located in the pulmonary vasculature, bronchial epithelial cells, and type II pneumocytes. Recombinant FIZZ1/RELMα protein stimulates rat pulmonary microvascular smooth muscle cell (RPSM) proliferation dose-dependently. Therefore, we renamed this gene as hypoxia-induced mitogenic factor (HIMF). HIMF strongly activated Akt phosphorylation. The phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase (PI3K) inhibitor LY294002 inhibits HIMF-activated Akt phosphorylation. It also inhibits HIMF-stimulated RPSM proliferation. Thus, the PI3K/Akt pathway, at least in part, mediates the proliferative effect of HIMF. HIMF also has angiogenic and vasoconstrictive activity. Notably, HIMF increases pulmonary arterial pressure and vascular resistance more potently than either endothelin-1 or angiotensin II.02-16-2012
20110027219Treatment of Crohn's disease with laquinimod - This application provides for a method of treating a subject suffering from Crohn's disease, the method comprising periodically administering to the subject an amount of laquinimod or pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof effective to treat the subject. This application provides for use of laquinimod in the manufacture of a medicament for treating a subject suffering from Crohn's disease. This application also provides for a pharmaceutical composition comprising laquinimod for use in treating a subject suffering from Crohn's disease.02-03-2011
20080219946THERAPEUTIC AGENT AND METHOD FOR OVULATION DISORDER CAUSED BY LUTEINIZED UNRUPTURED FOLLICLE - A therapeutic agent for ovulation disorder of the present invention is characterized in comprising Granulocyte colony-stimulating factor; and that the ovulation disorder is caused by Luteinized Unruptured Follicle.09-11-2008
20120064030METHODS OF TREATING NERVOUS SYSTEM CONDITIONS - Methods of treating nervous system conditions. In at least one embodiment of a method of treating a mammalian patient having a neuronal injury or insult of the present disclosure, the method comprises the step of administering a therapeutically-effective dose of a stem cell conditioned medium to a mammalian patient, the stem cell conditioned medium comprising a cell culture supernatant containing at least one factor capable of exerting effective neuroprotection to treat a mammalian neural injury or insult.03-15-2012
20120045412CYCLOALKYLIDENE AND HETEROCYCLOALKYLIDENE INHIBITOR COMPOUNDS - The present invention provides a compound of general Formula (I) having histone deacetylase (HDAC) inhibitory activity, a pharmaceutical composition comprising the compound, and a method useful to treat diseases using the compound.02-23-2012
20120045411SHORT BETA-DEFENSIN-DERIVED PEPTIDES - The invention is directed to beta-defensin-derived peptides and their use in modulating the activity of hematopoietic cells and other CXCR4-expressing cells. Specifically, the invention provides compositions and methods useful in the treatment of cancer. The invention further provides compositions and methods useful for promoting mobilization and transplantation of hematopoietic stem cells and progenitor cells.02-23-2012
20120003178EVALUATING THE THERAPEUTIC POTENTIAL OF A GLUCAN - Provided herein are methods for predicting the response of a subject to administration of a glucan prior to said administration, comprising in one embodiment: isolating at least one cell from the subject, wherein the cell is capable of being stimulated by the glucan; contacting the at least one cell with the glucan and incubating for a period of time and under suitable conditions sufficient to stimulate the cell(s) thereby inducing a change in the level of expression, activity and/or secretion of one or more biomarkers from the cell(s); and determining the level of expression and/or secretion of the at least biomarker, wherein the level of expression, activity and/or secretion is predictive of the response of the subject to administration of the glucan.01-05-2012
20120003179ANTI-CTLA-4 AND CPG-MOTIF-CONTAINING SYNTHETIC OLIGODEOXYNUCLEOTIDE COMBINATION THERAPY FOR CANCER TREATMENT - The invention relates to administration of an anti-CTLA-4 antibody, particularly human antibodies to human CTLA-4, such as those having amino acid sequences of antibodies 3.1.1, 4.1.1, 4.8.1, 4.10.2, 4.13.1, 4.14.3, 6.1.1, 11.2.1, 11.6.1, 11.7.1, 12.3.1.1, 12.9.1.1, and MDX-010, in combination with an immunostimulatory nucleotide, i.e., CpG ODN PF3512676, for treatment of cancer. The invention relates to administering a combination of an anti-CTLA-4 antibody and CpG ODN PF3512676 as neoadjuvant, adjuvant, first-line, second-line, and third-line therapy of cancer, whether localized or metastasized, and at any point(s) along the disease continuum (e.g., at any stage of the cancer).01-05-2012
20120301426ALKANOYLAMINO BENZAMIDE ANILINE HDAC INHIBITOR COMPOUNDS - The present invention provides a compound of general Formula (I) having histone deacetylase (HDAC) inhibitory activity, a pharmaceutical composition comprising the compound, and a method useful to treat diseases using the compound.11-29-2012
20120301425NOVEL ANTITUMORAL USE OF CABAZITAXEL - The invention relates to a compound of formula:11-29-2012
20120009139Methods and Compositions for Promoting Organ Development - Compositions and methods are provided for promoting organ development in warm blooded animals, and in particular in certain aspects a premature infant or foetus. Compositions and methods are also provided for the administration of at least one colony stimulating factor-1 protein (CSF-1), precursor, variant, analogue, derivative thereof, or combinations thereof, or otherwise, at least one nucleic acid molecule encoding colony stimulating factor-1 protein (CSF-1), precursor, variant, analogue, derivative thereof, or combinations thereof.01-12-2012
20120114595SUGAR CHAIN-ADDED AILIM EXTRACELLULAR DOMAIN AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING SAME - Disclosed is a synthetic AILIM extracellular domain which has high ligand-binding ability and a quality sufficient for a pharmaceutical product. Also disclosed is a method for synthesizing the synthetic AILIM extracellular domain. Specifically disclosed is a sugar chaim-added AILIM extracellular domain wherein a sugar chain is bound at a position corresponding to the 69-position of the amino acid sequence of human AILIM extracellular domain, said amino acid sequence being depicted in SEQ ID NO: 7, and no sugar chain is added at positions corresponding to the 3-position and the 90-position of the amino acid sequence.05-10-2012
20120014910COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR TREATING SYMPTOMS ASSOCIATED WITH MENOPAUSE, HORMONAL VARIATIONS AND ARTHRITIS - The invention provides for compositions and methods of treating or ameliorating menopausal symptoms and/or symptoms associated with hormonal variations by administering granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF). The invention also provides for compositions and methods of treating or ameliorating arthritis using G-CSF.01-19-2012
20120064028Pregnancy-Induced Oligodendrocyte Precursor Cell Proliferation Regulated by Prolactin - The present invention relates to a method to increase oligodendrocytes and oligodendrocyte precursor cells through administration of prolactin or a prolactin inducing agent.03-15-2012
20120064029COMPOSITIONS FOR TREATING NERVOUS SYSTEM CONDITIONS - Compositions for treating nervous system conditions. In at least one embodiment of a stem cell conditioned medium of the present disclosure, the stem cell comprises a cell culture supernatant containing at least one factor capable of exerting effective neuroprotection to treat a mammalian neural injury or insult, the cell culture supernatant produced by culturing at least one mammalian adipose stem cell to produce the at least one factor.03-15-2012
20100178271Combination Therapy - Methods to mobilize progenitor and/or stem cells from the bone marrow to the bloodstream by administering a combination of at least one CXCR07-15-2010
20090068139LOOP PEPTIDE AND TGF alpha FOR STIMULATING STEM CELL PROLIFERATION AND MIGRATION - There is disclosed a novel genus of small peptides, smaller than human TGFα, identified as having TGFα biological activity and therefore being useful as pharmacologic agents. It is further disclosed that both TGFα and the genus of small peptides disclosed herein have therapeutic activity to stimulate hematopoiesis, e.g., in patients undergoing cytotoxic cancer chemotherapy, and also act as cytoprotective agents to protect patients undergoing cancer cytotoxic therapy from gastrointestinal (GI) side effects, such as mucositis, and otherwise to support the barrier function of the GI tract, such as when it is harmed by cytotoxic therapy.03-12-2009
20110076247AGENT COMPRISING G-CSF FOR PREVENTION AND TREATMENT OF DIABETIC PERIPHERAL NEUROPATHY - Disclosed is an agent for preventing and treating diabetic peripheral neuropathy including a granulocyte colony stimulating factor (G-CSF) as an active ingredient, which is able to improve nerve conduction velocity and pain sensitivity by regenerating blood vessels in peripheral tissues and rehabilitating damaged nerve tissues.03-31-2011
20110091410Engineered CXCL12 Alpha Locked Dimer Polypeptide - The present invention provides a novel CXCL12-α04-21-2011
20110104102METHOD FOR STIMULATING MAMMALIAN CELLS AND MAMMALIAN CELL - The current invention relates to methods for stimulating mammalian cells to enhance their ability to cross the blood-brain-barrier and to phagocytose and degrade beta-amyloid plaques in the brain. The current invention also relates to cells obtained by the method of the invention. The current invention also relates to methods for prevention and treatment of amyloid-accumulating disorders.05-05-2011
20110104101Immunotherapy for Unresectable Pancreatic Cancer - The present invention provides a novel cancer immunotherapy comprising a vaccination schedule of both intratumoral and systemic injections followed by peripheral boost injection. The immunotherapy can then be followed by other standard treatment as is known in the art for locoregional or metastatic pancreatic cancer. The present invention further provides a kit for administering the cancer immunotherapy described herein. The present invention further provides a method of decreasing the dose of cancer immunotherapy vaccines.05-05-2011
20110104100COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS OF STEM CELL THERAPY FOR AUTISM - Disclosed are methods, compositions of matter, and cells, useful for the treatment of autism, social integrative disorders, and various cognitive abnormalities. The invention discloses, inter alia, means of substantially ameliorating or reversing the progression of autism through the administration of autologous and/or allogeneic stem cells, alone or in combination with mobilization agents. The use of stem cells and cells naturally possessing or endowed with angiogenic and anti-inflammatory activity are disclosed for autism either alone or in combination with various therapeutic interventions.05-05-2011
20100092423PHARMACEUTICAL COMPOSITION COMPRISING AN ANTI-CD6 MONOCLONAL ANTIBODY USED IN THE DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT OF RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS - The present invention is related to the branch of immunology and particularly with the generation of pharmaceutical compositions containing a humanized monoclonal antibody recognizing the leukocyte differentiation antigen CD6. Accordingly with that statement, the purpose of this invention is to provide pharmaceutical compositions which contain a humanized anti-CD6 monoclonal antibody for the diagnosis and treatment of Autoimmune Diseases, particularly the Rheumatoid Arthritis.04-15-2010
20110182848GRANULOCYTE COLONY STIMULATING FACTOR - We disclose granulocyte colony stimulating factor fusion polypeptides; nucleic acid molecules encoding said polypeptides and methods of treatment that use said proteins.07-28-2011
20110182847USE OF TLR AGONISTS AND/OR TYPE 1 INTERFERONS TO ALLEVIATE TOXICITY OF TNF-R AGONIST THERAPEUTIC REGIMENS - Improved (safer and more effective) methods of therapy using TNF-R agonists, e.g., CD40 agonists are provided. These methods provide for the addition of an amount of a type 1 interferon and/or a TLR agonist that is effective to prevent or reduce the toxicity (liver toxicity) that may otherwise result in some patients of the TNF-R agonist is used as a monotherapy (without the type 1 interferon and/r TLR agonist).07-28-2011
20120315244Methods for Modulation of Autophagy Through the Modulation of Autophagy-Inhibiting Gene Products - The present disclosure relates to methods for the modulation of autophagy and the treatment of autophagy-related diseases, including cancer, neurodegenerative diseases and pancreatitis.12-13-2012
20120213728GRANULOCYTE-COLONY STIMULATING FACTOR PRODUCED IN GLYCOENGINEERED PICHIA PASTORIS - Compositions comprising granulocyte-colony stimulating factor (GCSF) produced in a strain of 08-23-2012
20120134954DEFENSIN-ANTIGEN FUSION PROTEINS - The present invention relates to a vaccine for increasing the immunogenicity of a tumor antigen thus allowing treatment of cancer, as well as a vaccine that increases the immunogenicity of a viral antigen, thus allowing treatment of viral infection, including immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. In particular, the present invention provides a fusion protein comprising a defensin fused to either a tumor antigen or viral antigen which is administered as either a protein or nucleic acid vaccine to elicit an immune response effective in treating cancer or effective in treating or preventing viral infection.05-31-2012
20120251486MODIFIED HUMAN TUMOR NECROSIS FACTOR RECEPTOR-1 POLYPEPTIDE OR FRAGMENT THEREOF, AND METHOD FOR PREPARING SAME - The present invention relates to a modified human tumor necrosis factor receptor-1 polypeptide to be coupled to a tumor necrosis factor in vivo or ex vivo, or to a fragment thereof. The modified human tumor necrosis factor receptor-1 polypeptide or the fragment thereof according to the present invention exhibit improved resistance against in vivo protease activity, and thus exhibit improved bioavailability and an improved absorption rate.10-04-2012
20120251485ANTIBODY TARGETING OSTEOCLAST-RELATED PROTEIN SIGLEC-15 - To provide a method of detecting abnormal bone metabolism by using a gene strongly expressed in an osteoclast; a method of screening a compound having a therapeutic and/or preventive effect on abnormal bone metabolism; and a pharmaceutical composition for treating and/or preventing abnormal bone metabolism. Provision of a method of detecting abnormal bone metabolism by using the expression of human Siglec-15 gene as an index; a pharmaceutical composition containing an antibody which specifically recognizes human Siglec-15 and has an activity of inhibiting osteoclast formation; and the like.10-04-2012
20120076752Mesothelin Vaccines and Model Systems - Mesothelin can be used as an immunotherapeutic target. It induces a cytolytic T cell response. Portions of mesothelin which induce such responses are identified. Vaccines can be either polynucleotide- or polypeptide-based. Carriers for raising a cytolytic T cell response include bacteria and viruses. A mouse model for testing vaccines and other anti-tumor therapeutics and prophylactics comprises a strongly mesothelin-expressing, transformed peritoneal cell line.03-29-2012
20100284961MCP-1 binding nucleic acids - The present invention is related to a nucleic acid, preferably binding to MCP-1, selected from the group comprising type 1A nucleic acids, type 1B nucleic acids, type 2 nucleic acids, type 3 nucleic acids, type 4 nucleic acids and nucleic acids having a nucleic acid sequence according to any of SEQ. ID. No. 87 to 115.11-11-2010
20120315243METHODS AND KITS FOR REDUCING THE LIKELIHOOD OF IMPLANTATION FAILURE AND PREGNANCY-RELATED DISORDERS IN RECIPIENTS OF ARTIFICIAL INSEMINATION - Methods and kits for preventing or reducing the likelihood of implantation failure or miscarriage in a recipient of artificial insemination are provided. The methods include administering into a recipient of artificial insemination in need of such treatment an effective amount of granulocyte colony stimulating factor (G-CSF).12-13-2012
20120263674PSEUDOMONAS EXOTOXIN A WITH REDUCED IMMUNOGENICITY - The present invention provides improved 10-18-2012
20120225028COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR MOBILIZATION OF STEM CELLS - The present invention relates to mobilization of stem cells. In particular, the present invention relates to growth factor-induced mobilization of stem cells in vivo for collection or tissue repair.09-06-2012
20120258070Methods and Compositions for Promoting Organ Development - Compositions and methods are provided for promoting organ development in warm blooded animals, and in particular in certain aspects a premature infant or fetus. Compositions and methods are also provided for the administration of at least one colony stimulating factor-1 protein (CSF-1), precursor, variant, analogue, derivative thereof, or combinations thereof, or otherwise, at least one nucleic acid molecule encoding colony stimulating factor-1 protein (CSF-1), precursor, variant, analogue, derivative thereof, or combinations thereof.10-11-2012
20120258071Compositions and Methods of Use for MGD-CSF in Disease Treatment - Disclosed is a newly identified secreted molecule, identified herein as “monocyte, granulocyte, and dendritic cell colony stimulating factor” (MGD-CSF), the polypeptide sequence, and polynucleotides encoding the polypeptide sequence. Also provided is a procedure for producing the polypeptide by recombinant techniques employing, for example, vectors and host cells. Additionally, procedures are described to modify the disclosed novel molecules of the invention to prepare fusion molecules. Also disclosed are methods for using the polypeptides and active fragments thereof for treatment of a variety of diseases, including, for example, cancer, autoimmune and inflammatory diseases, infectious diseases, and recurrent pregnancy loss.10-11-2012
20120082642Reversal of Adult Onset Disorders with Granulocyte-Colony Stimulating Factors - A method for treating adult onset neurodegenerative diseases and diabetes by administering an effective dose of Granulocyte-Colony Stimulating Factors.04-05-2012
20120082641FORMULATIONS FOR BOVINE GRANULOCYTE COLONY STIMULATING FACTOR AND VARIANTS THEREOF - This invention provides stable aqueous formulations comprising a bG-CSF polypeptide or a variant thereof, a buffer substance, and an excipient, wherein said formulation is substantially free of polyoxyethylene (20) sorbitan monolaurate. The invention also provides methods of using, a lyophilized or powdered form of, and processes for, preparing the formulation.04-05-2012
20120082640Small molecule apoptosis promoters - The invention provides small molecule mimics of the Smac peptide that are dimer- or dimer-like compounds having two amide-containing domains connected by a linker. These compounds are useful to promote apoptosis. The invention includes pharmaceutical compositions comprising such compounds and methods to use them to treat conditions including cancer and autoimmune disorders.04-05-2012
20120263675BIVALENT DIAZO BICYCLIC SMAC - The invention relates to diazo bicyclic Smac mimetics that are tethered through a covalent linker to give a bivalent species. Bivalent diazo bicyclic Smac mimetics function as inhibitors of Inhibitor of Apoptosis Proteins (IAPs). The invention also relates to the use of bivalent diazo bicyclic Smac mimetics for inducing or sensitizing cells to the induction of apoptotic cell death. Thus, compounds of the invention are useful in the treatment, amelioration, or prevention of hyperproliferative diseases such as cancer.10-18-2012
20120263673COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR REDUCING THE RISK OF PREECLAMPSIA - Methods and kits for preventing or reducing the likelihood of implantation failure or miscarriage in a recipient of artificial insemination are provided. The methods include administering into a recipient of artificial insemination in need of such treatment an effective amount of granulocyte colony stimulating factor (G-CSF).10-18-2012
20110123483HMGB1 FOR CANCER TREATMENT - The current invention relates to a method for treating a subject suffering from cancer comprising administering to said subject a therapeutically effective dose of High Mobility Group B1 (HMGB1) protein or of a polynucleotide comprising a coding region for an HMGB1 gene in an expressible form. Moreover, it relates to the combination of said method with other cancer treatment regimens.05-26-2011
20110123482Methods of Treating Neurological Autoimmune Disorders with Cyclophosphamide - Described herein are methods for treating neurological autoimmune disorders in which the treatment method includes administering an immunoablative agent to eliminate most or essentially all maturing and mature elements of the immune system in an affected individual. Following this step, the individual is administered agents to reestablish the ablated immune system.05-26-2011
20110123481ERYTHROPOIETIN AND FIBRONECTIN COMPOSITIONS FOR THERAPEUTIC AND COSMETIC APPLICATIONS - A method of promoting wound healing or connective tissue reconstruction and a method of treating ischemia in a subject in need thereof are disclosed. The methods comprising topically administering to the subject about 10-30 mg per cm05-26-2011
20110123480CHIMERIC PROTEINS AND USES THEREOF - The present invention provides a chimeric protein capable of killing or modifying a cell expressing abnormally high levels of a ligand of a receptor of the TNF/NGF family, comprising the amino acid sequence of at least one polypeptide consisting of an extracellular portion of said receptor connected to an effector molecule. In addition the invention provides pharmaceutical compositions comprising said chimeric protein and use thereof.05-26-2011
20120230939METHODS FOR TREATING CANCER USING PROSTATE SPECIFIC ANTIGEN AND TUMOR ENDOTHELIAL MARKER PEPTIDES - The present invention is directed to prostate specific antigen (PSA) and tumor endothelial marker 8 (TEM8) peptide compositions and methods for treating cancer with the compositions.09-13-2012
20120230941Methods for treating nervous system injury and disease - The invention is directed to methods for treating nervous system injury and disease, in particular traumatic brain injury and degenerative nervous system disease. Such methods utilize novel compositions, including but not limited to trophic factor-secreting extraembryonic cells (herein referred to as TSE cells), including, but not limited to, amnion-derived multipotent progenitor cells (herein referred to as AMP cells) and conditioned media derived therefrom (herein referred to as amnion-derived cellular cytokine solution or ACCS), each alone or in combination with each other and/or other agents.09-13-2012
20120230940CONDITIONED CELL CULTURE MEDIUM COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS OF USE - Novel products comprising conditioned cell culture medium compositions and methods of use are described. The conditioned cell medium compositions of the invention may be comprised of any known defined or undefined medium and may be conditioned using any eukaryotic cell type. Once the cell medium of the invention is conditioned, it may be used in any state. Physical embodiments of the conditioned medium include, but are not limited to, liquid or solid, frozen, lyophilized or dried into a powder. Additionally, the medium is formulated with a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier as a vehicle for internal administration, applied directly to a food item or product, or formulated with a salve or ointment for topical applications. Also, the medium may be further processed to concentrate or reduce one or more factors or components contained within the medium.09-13-2012
20080299071Stable aqueous solutions of granulocyte macrophage colony-stimulating factor - The invention provides formulations of GM-CSF to which a chelating agent has been provided to stabilize the GM-CSF against N-terminal degradation.12-04-2008
20110002879Combinations of Pyrazole Kinase Inhibitors - The invention provides a combination comprising a cytotoxic compound, a signalling inhibitor, an ancillary agent, or two or more further anti-cancer agents, and a compound having the formula (Ib):01-06-2011
20110038831COMBINED USE OF GDF TRAPS AND ERYTHROPOIETIN RECEPTOR ACTIVATORS TO INCREASE RED BLOOD CELL LEVELS - In certain aspects, the present invention provides compositions and methods for increasing red blood cell and/or hemoglobin levels in vertebrates, including rodents and primates, and particularly in humans.02-17-2011
20110038830COSMETIC USE OF PLAKOGLOBIN-TYPE PROTEINS - The present invention relates to the use, in particular cosmetic and/or therapeutic use, of plakoglobin, of polypeptides derived from this protein or of analogs thereof, of a nucleic sequence encoding such a polypeptide or of an agent for modulating the activity, the stability or the expression of such a polypeptide, in particular for stimulating terminal epithelial differentiation. The invention also relates to the use of plakoglobin, of polypeptides derived from this protein or of analogs thereof, or of a nucleic sequence encoding such a polypeptide, as a marker for evaluating a state of an epithelium.02-17-2011
20120269763COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR REDUCING THE RISK OF PRETERM LABOR - The present invention provides compositions, kits and methods for the prevention of spontaneous abortion or implantation failure during assisted reproduction. The compositions, kits and methods provide an effective amount of granulocyte colony stimulating factor to prevent spontaneous abortion or implantation failure of an embryo. The present invention also provides compositions, kits and methods for the treatment or prevention of preeclampsia and preterm labor.10-25-2012
20100143289UMBILICAL CORD STEM CELL SECRETED PRODUCT DERIVED TOPICAL COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS OF USE THEREOF - Compositions including topical formulations comprising secreted products obtained from the culture medium of human umbilical cord stem cells and particular combinations of components therefrom are provided for treatment of various dermatological conditions, such as adverse consequences of aging, wrinkling, altered pigmentation, altered viscoelasticity, and altered thickness, among others. Methods for using the compositions and topical formulations for treating adverse or undesirable dermatological conditions are also provided, as well as preventing the appearance of undesirable dermatological conditions.06-10-2010
20120128624Recombinant Human Albumin-Granulocyte Macrophage Colony Stimulating Factor Fusion Protein With Long-Lasting Biological Effects - Compositions, kits and methods are provided for promoting general health or for prevention or treatment of diseases by using novel recombinant fusion proteins of human serum albumin (HSA) and bioactive molecules. The bioactive molecules may be a protein or peptide having a biological function in vitro or in vivo, and preferably, having a therapeutic activity when administered to a human. By fusing the bioactive molecule to HSA, stability of the bioactive molecule in vivo can be improved and the therapeutic index increased due to reduced toxicity and longer-lasting therapeutic effects in vivo. In addition, manufacturing processes are provided for efficient, cost-effective production of these recombinant proteins in yeast.05-24-2012
20120321589Antibody Fusion Proteins with Disrupted Heparin-Binding Activity - Disclosed herein are polypeptides which comprise all or part of an antibody linked to all or part of a cytokine. The cytokine sequences of the polypeptides have a modified heparin binding region which disrupts, inhibits, or reduces the ability of the cytokine to bind a heparin compound as compared to a corresponding cytokine having an unmodified heparin binding region. Also disclosed are methods of treating cancer, inducing cell proliferation, and reducing the non-specific binding and/or non-specific localization of the polypeptides.12-20-2012
20120328560METHOD FOR OBTAINING BIOLOGICALLY ACTIVE RECOMBINANT HUMAN G-CSF - Provided is a method of obtaining biologically active recombinant human G-CSF from inclusion bodies, wherein the solubilization and refolding process can be performed at ambient temperature and the purification step comprises reversed phase chromatography (RP), in particular RP-HPLC. The G-CSF preparation so obtained is characterized by high purity and homogeneity.12-27-2012
20120328557ADHESIVE CELL TISSUE GELS - Described herein is a cell tissue gel cross-linked with a cross-linking agent, and a quenching agent bound to a reactive group of the cross-linking agent.12-27-2012
20120328559Compositions and Methods for Treating Inflammatory Lung Disease - The invention provides a method of modulating a T cell immune response by modulating DR3 function in the T cell, wherein the T cell response causes a symptom of inflammatory lung disease. The invention also provides a method of treating a reactive airway disease in an animal subject by administering to the subject an agent which modulates at least one functional activity of CD30. The invention additionally provides a method for treating an inflammatory lung disease by administering an agent that decreases the activity of DR3 or CD30, whereby IL-13 expression is decreased.12-27-2012
20120100099FUSION PROTEINS HAVING MUTATED IMMUNOGLOBULIN HINGE REGION - A fusion protein having a non-immunoglobulin polypeptide having a cysteine residue proximal to the C terminal thereof, and an immunoglobulin component with a mutated hinge region is provided. The mutation comprises a point mutated site corresponding in position to the position in a native hinge region of the cysteine residue located nearest the cysteine residue of the non-Ig component. The distance from the cysteine residue of the non-immunoglobulin polypeptide and any remaining cysteine residues of the mutated hinge region is sufficient to prevent the formation of a disulphide bond therebetween.04-26-2012
20120288472REGULATION OF T CELL-MEDIATED IMMUNITY BY TRYPTOPHAN - A mechanism of macrophage-induced T cell suppression is the selective elimination of tryptophan and/or increase in one or more tryptophan metabolites within the local macrophage microenvironment Expression of IDO can serve as a marker of suppression of T cell activation, and may play a significant role in allogeneic pregnancy and other types of transplantation. Inhibitors of IDO can be used to activate T cells. Inhibiting tryptophan degradation, or supplementing tryptophan concentration, can be used in addition to, or in place of, inhibitors of IDO. Increasing tryptophan degradation (thereby, decreasing tryptophan concentration and increasing tryptophan metabolite concentration), for example, by increasing IDO concentration or IDO activity, can suppress T cells. One can manipulate local tryptophan concentrations, and/or modulate the activity of the high affinity tryptophan transporter, and/or administer tryptophan degrading enzymes. Regulation can be further manipulated using cytokines such as MCSF, IFNγ, alone or in combination with antigen or other cytokines.11-15-2012
20100209383Use of g-csf for treating ischemia - The present invention relates to uses of granulocyte colony stimulating factor (GCSF) or fragment thereof for the preparation of a pharmaceutical composition for treating organ dysfunction caused by ischemia, whereby the pharmaceutical composition is to be administered to a patient who is subjected to a surgical or interventional procedure in order to improve organ function, to improve organ function, to improve blood flow and/or to induce revascularization. Furthermore, the present invention relates to methods of treating organ dysfunction caused by ischemia comprising administering a therapeutically effective amount of G-CSF or fragment thereof to a patient who is subjected to a surgical or interventional procedure in order to improve organ function, to improve organ function, to improve blood flow and/or to induce revascularization.08-19-2010
20100203007NOVEL BENZODIAZEPINE DERIVATIVES - The invention relates to novel benzodiazepine derivatives with antiproliferative activity and more specifically to novel benzodiazepines of formula (I) and (II), in which the diazepine ring (B) is fused with a heterocyclic ring (CD), wherein the heterocyclic ring is bicyclic or a compound of formula (III), in which the diazepine ring (B) is fused with a heterocyclic ring (C), wherein the heterocyclic ring is monocyclic. The invention provides cytotoxic dimers of these compounds. The invention also provides conjugates of the monomers and the dimers. The invention further provides compositions and methods useful for inhibiting abnormal cell growth or treating a proliferative disorder in a mammal using the compounds or conjugates of the invention. The invention further relates to methods of using the compounds or conjugates for in vitro, in situ, and in vivo diagnosis or treatment of mammalian cells, or associated pathological conditions.08-12-2010
20080226587METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR IMMUNOMODULATION - Compositions for immunomodulation that include acylated peptide antigens recognized by CD1c-restricted T cells, and methods of using the compositions, are provided herein.09-18-2008
20110274646Compounds and Combinations - The present invention relates to a combination of a hyaluronan oligomer and/or polymer and a factor capable of mobilizing stem cells. The present invention also relates to a method for altering the relative amounts of blood cells and/or the types of blood cells in a subject by administering the combination to the subject. Further, the present invention relates to a method for mobilizing stem cells to the bloodstream of a subject by administering the combination to the subject. Additionally, the present invention relates to a hyaluronan oligomer and/or polymer.11-10-2011
20130095061UMBILICAL CORD STEM CELL SECRETED PRODUCT DERIVED TOPICAL COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS OF USE THEREOF - Compositions including topical formulations comprising secreted products obtained from the culture medium of human umbilical cord stem cells and particular combinations of components therefrom are provided for treatment of various dermatological conditions, such as adverse consequences of aging, wrinkling, altered pigmentation, altered viscoelasticity, and altered thickness, among others. Methods for using the compositions and topical formulations for treating adverse or undesirable dermatological conditions are also provided, as well as preventing the appearance of undesirable dermatological conditions.04-18-2013
20130095060PHARMACEUTICAL COMPOSITION FOR PROMOTING ARTERIOGENESIS, AND PREPARATION METHOD AND APPLICATIONS FOR THE SAME - The present invention relates to a pharmaceutical composition for promoting arteriogenesis, and preparation method and applications of the same, wherein said pharmaceutical composition comprises an effective amount of a drug, and a peptide hydrogel, and it forms a microenvironment for autologous cell recruitment and tissue regeneration.04-18-2013
20130101549LIGHT TARGETING MOLECULES AND USES THEREOF - LIGHT-targeting molecules (e.g., LIGHT fusion molecules), compositions, e.g., pharmaceutical compositions thereof, are disclosed. Methods of using these molecules to treat, prevent and/or diagnose hyperproliferative, e.g., neoplastic, diseases or conditions, including, but not limited to, cancer and metastasis are also provided.04-25-2013
20130115188COMPOSITION OF TUMOR-ASSOCIATED PEPTIDES AND RELATED ANTI-CANCER VACCINE FOR THE TREATMENT OF GASTRIC CANCER AND OTHER CANCERS - The present invention relates to immunotherapeutic peptides and their use in immunotherapy, in particular the immunotherapy of cancer. The present invention discloses tumor-associated T-helper cell peptide epitopes, alone or in combination with other tumor-associated peptides that serve as active pharmaceutical ingredients of vaccine compositions which stimulate anti-tumor immune responses. In particular, the composition of the peptides of the present invention can be used in vaccine compositions for eliciting anti-tumor immune responses against gastric cancers (GC).05-09-2013
20130129668Diagnosis and treatment of arthritis using epigenetics - Embodiments of the present invention include methods, compositions and kits for evaluating a diagnosis, prognosis, or response to treatment of a subject with a disorder such as rheumatoid arthritis or osteoarthritis. Some embodiments include identifying a therapeutic agent for treating a disorder such as rheumatoid arthritis or osteoarthritis.05-23-2013
20110293554RECOMBINANT HUMAN G-CSF DIMER AND USE THEREOF FOR THE TREATMENT OF NEUROLOGICAL DISEASES - This invention relates to a recombinant human G-CSF (rhG-CSF) dimer and its use in the treatment of neurological disorder. In particular, upon ischemic neural injury in animal, this invention can be used to protect neurons with the use of rhG-CSF dimer such that function of injured nerves can be restored. Serum half-life of G-CSF dimer of this invention is prolonged and the biological activity thereof is increased.12-01-2011
20110212052METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS OF TREATING AND PREVENTING AUTOIMMUNE DISEASES - Provided are methods and compositions for treating and/or preventing an autoimmune diseases, including inflammatory bowel disease, rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes mellitus, celiac disease, autoimmune thyroid disease, autoimmune liver disease, Addison's Disease, Sjögren's Syndrome, transplant rejection, graft vs. host disease, or host vs. graft disease.09-01-2011
20110212051VARIANTS OF VASCULAR ENDOTHELIAL GROWTH FACTOR (VEGF) RECEPTOR AND USE THEREOF - Novel polypeptides and polynucleotides encoding same are provided. Also provided methods and pharmaceutical compositions which can be used to treat various disorders such as cancer, immunological-related, blood-related and skin-related disorders using the polypeptides and polynucleotides of the present invention. Also provided are methods and kits for diagnosing, determining predisposition and/or prognosis of various disorders using as diagnostic markers the novel polypeptides and polynucleotides of the present invention.09-01-2011
20120276044METHOD FOR INDUCING MIGRATION OF ADIPOSE-DERIVED ADULT STEM CELLS - The present invention relates to the ability of adipose tissue-derived adult stem cells to migrate, and more particularly to the novel use of adipose tissue-derived adult stem cells primed with a specific chemokine or growth factor and their specific secretory products, which more effectively migrate to a disease site in vivo. The inventive composition containing either adipose-derived adult stem cells or adipose tissue-derived adult stem cells primed with a specific chemokine or growth factor can be administered by a simple method such as intravenous administration and are able to induce the targeting of the stem cells to a disease site. Thus, the composition is useful as a cell therapeutic agent.11-01-2012
20120276043IMMUNOGLOBULIN FUSION PROTEINS - Disclosed are fusion proteins comprising a biologically active molecule and an immunoglobulin (Ig) Fc domain which is linked to the biologically active molecule. The Fc domain is a hybrid human Fc domain of (i) IgG1, IgG2 or IgG4 or (ii) IgG4 and IgD. The hybrid Fc is useful as a carrier of biologically active molecules.11-01-2012
20120276042DERIVATIVES OF GROWTH HORMONE AND RELATED PROTEINS, AND METHODS OF USE THEREOF - The growth hormone supergene family comprises greater than 20 structurally related cytokines and growth factors. A general method is provided for creating site-specific, biologically active conjugates of these proteins. The method involves adding cysteine residues to non-essential regions of the proteins or substituting cysteine residues for non-essential amino acids in the proteins using site-directed mutagenesis and then covalently coupling a cysteine-reactive polymer or other type of cysteine-reactive moiety to the proteins via the added cysteine residue. Disclosed herein are preferred sites for adding cysteine residues or introducing cysteine substitutions into the proteins, and the proteins and protein derivatives produced thereby. Also disclosed are therapeutic methods for using the cysteine variants of the invention.11-01-2012
20100316593Pharmaceutical Formulations - A method of stabilizing an aqueous protein or antibody formulation is disclosed herein. Additionally, stable pharmaceutical formulations are contemplated which comprise a biologically active protein, a destabilizing concentration of preservative and a stabilizing concentration of osmolyte.12-16-2010
20100316592AQUEOUS PREPARATION COMPRISING eMIP AS ACTIVE INGREDIENT - An objective of the present invention is to provide aqueous preparations comprising eMIP, a derivative of macrophage inflammatory protein 1α (MIP-1α) which has an immunopotentiation activity, and stabilizer(s). The present inventors conducted dedicated studies to achieve the above-described objective. As a result, the present inventors discovered that eMIP degradation is suppressed by addition of at least one or more additives selected from sodium chloride, L-histidine, L-arginine, L-arginine hydrochloride, L-lysine hydrochloride, citric acid, and sodium edetate (EDTA). Furthermore, the present inventors demonstrated that phosphate buffer of pH 5 to pH 7 is a preferable pH adjuster for the aqueous eMIP preparations of the present invention.12-16-2010
20130156726ENDOMETRIAL STEM CELLS AND METHODS OF MAKING AND USING SAME - The invention provides pluripotent stem cells and methods for making and using pluripotent stem cells. Pluripotent stem cells, among other things, can differentiate into various cell lineages in vitro, ex vivo and in vivo. Pluripotent stem cells, among other things, can also be used to produce conditioned medium.06-20-2013
20110280827METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR TREATING HEMATOLOGICAL MALIGNANCIES - The invention relates to methods and compositions for treating a subject afflicted with a hematological malignancy using a combination of a CXCR4 antagonist and an immunotherapeutic agent.11-17-2011
20110286960CANCER THERAPY BY DOCETAXEL AND GRANULOCYTE COLONY-STIMULATING FACTOR (G-CSF) - Neutropenia is the dose-limiting toxicity of the tri-weekly docetaxel (Taxotere®) schedule. Here, we evaluate in Metastatic Breast Cancer (MBC) patients (N=38) a computerized method for predicting docetaxel-induced neutropenia, and use the model to identify improved docetaxel and Granulocyte Colony Stimulating Factor (G-CSF) regimens. Pharmacokinetics/pharmacodynamics (PK/PD) models were created and simulated concomitantly with a mathematical granulopoiesis model. Individual baseline neutrophil counts and docetaxel schedules served as inputs. Our trial validated the model accuracy in predicting nadir timings (r=0.99), grade 3/4 neutropenia (86% success) and neutrophil profiles (r=0.62). Model was robust to CYP3A-induced variability, except for slightly less accurate grade 3/4 neutropenia predictions. Simulations confirm smaller toxicity of the weekly docetaxel regimen than the tri-weekly one, and suggest an optimal G-CSF support for alleviating neutropenia, 60 μg/day QD×3, 6-7 days post-docetaxel, administered tri- and bi-weekly, and 4 days post weekly docetaxel>33 mg/m11-24-2011
20110311473METHODS OF TREATING COGNITIVE IMPAIRMENT - The subject invention concerns materials and methods for treating a person or animal having cognitive impairment. In one embodiment, the method comprises administering an effective amount of one or more inflammatory mediator(s), for example, fms-related tyrosine kinase 3 (Flt3) ligand, interleukin-6 (IL-6), macrophage migration inhibitory factor (MIF), interleukin-1 (IL-1), interleukin-3 (IL-3), erythropoietin (EPO), vascular endothelial growth factor A (VEGF-A), hypoxia-inducible transcription factor (HIF-1alpha), insulin like growth factor-1 (IGF-1), tumor necrosis factor (TNF), granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF), granulocyte/macrophage colony-stimulating factor (GM-CSF), macrophage colony-stimulating factor (M-CSF), Stem Cell Factor (SCF), Darbepoetin (ARANESP), and metalloproteinases, to an animal or person in need of treatment.12-22-2011
20110311472APPLICATION OF MRNA FOR USE AS A THERAPEUTIC AGAINST TUMOUR DISEASES - The present invention relates to a pharmaceutical composition comprising at least one mRNA comprising at least one coding region for at least one antigen from a tumour, in combination with an aqueous solvent and preferably a cytokine, e.g. GM-CSF, and a process for the preparation of the pharmaceutical composition. The pharmaceutical composition according to the invention is used in particular for therapy and/or prophylaxis against cancer.12-22-2011
20120020914LEUKEMIA INHIBITORY FACTOR (LIF) FOR USE IN REPRESSING HUMAN PAPILLOMAVIRUS (HPV) TRANSCRIPTION - Embodiments of the invention are related to leukemia inhibitory factor (LIF) for use in repressing human papillomavirus (HPV) transcription. Processes and related kits are described for treating a HPV-associated papillomatous proliferation, for treating a HPV-associated genital, anal, vulvar, penile, oral, or laryngeal wart, for treating HPV-associated cervical dysplasia or cervical cancer, and for repressing HPV transcription, by administering LIF to a patient in need thereof. A related embodiment is treatment of HPV-16 by use of LIF.01-26-2012
20120020913METHODS FOR PANCREATIC TISSUE REGENERATION - Disclosed are methods of expanding populations of pancreatic cells or inducing the generation of pancreatic progenitor cells in a subject or in culture using a therapeutically effective amount of a TWEAK receptor agonist. These methods may be used to treat diseases or conditions where enhancement of pancreatic progenitor cells for cell replacement therapy is desirable, including, e g, diabetes and conditions that result in loss of all or part of the pancreas01-26-2012
20120020912PROSTATE CANCER VACCINE - Androgen receptor-based vaccines for eliciting an immune reaction in vivo against cells expressing androgen receptor are disclosed. The vaccines are useful in the treatment of prostate cancer. Also disclosed are methods for inducing immune reaction to androgen receptor or treating prostate cancer in a mammal, using the vaccines and pharmaceutical compositions comprising the vaccines.01-26-2012
20130202552BIMER OR AN OLIGOMER OF A DIMER, TRIMER, QUADROMER OR PENTAMER OF RECOMBINANT FUSION PROTEINS - The invention relates to oligomers of a dimer, trimer, quatromer or pentamer of recombinant fusion proteins. Said oligomers are characterized in that the recombinant fusion proteins have at least one component A and at least one component B, whereby component A contains a protein or a protein segment with a biological function, in particular with a ligand function for antibodies, for soluble or membrane signal molecules, for receptors or an antibody, or an antibody segment, and component B contains a protein or a protein segment which dimerizes or oligomerizes the dimer, trimer, quatromer or pentamer of the recombinant fusion protein, without the action of third-party molecules. The invention also relates to the use of dimers or oligomers of this type for producing a medicament, to the fusion proteins which cluster in dimers or oligomers and to their DNA sequence and expression vectors or host cells comprising this DNA sequence.08-08-2013
20120093765PROCESS FOR PURIFICATION OF RECOMBINANT HUMAN GRANULOCYTE COLONY STIMULATING FACTOR - The present invention describes a novel process for large-scale purification of therapeutic grade quality of recombinant human GCSF from microbial cells, wherein the protein is expressed as inclusion bodies. The Inclusion bodies are solubilized and refolded under redox condition. The Redox condition is provided by using ascorbic acid, dehydroascorbic acid and reduced gluthathione. The process involves the novel use of aqueous two phase extraction step to purify refolded GCSF after removal of denaturant. After this step GCSF is further purified using chromatography techniques for removal of related impurities. The GCSF obtained has good purity and yields which are essential for a production scale process. The host cell related contaminants like proteins, DNA and endotoxins are reduced using the purification processes of the invention.04-19-2012
20120093764TREATMENT OF DIABETES USING G-CSF AND HYPERBARIC OXYGEN - A method of treating endothelial cells comprising: inducing vasodilation in a patient; and administering a composition including a stem cell proliferation agent to the patient.04-19-2012
20130209393THERAPEUTIC PEPTIDE COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS - Therapeutic peptide compositions comprise a therapeutic peptide, such as insulin, together with an alkyl N,N-disubstituted amino acetate, such as dodecyl 2-(N,N-dimethylamino) propionate.08-15-2013

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