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20080267907Stabilized Polypeptide Formulations - The present invention relates to a pharmaceutical formulation comprising a polypeptide and ethylenediamine or salts thereof and an antimicrobial preservative agent.10-30-2008
20110200553COMPOUNDS AND METHODS FOR THE TREATMENT OR PREVENTION OF FLAVIVIRUS INFECTIONS - The present invention provides novel compounds represented by formula I:08-18-2011
20090214464COMPOUNDS FOR FLAVIVIRIDAE TREATMENT - Disclosed are non-immunosuppressive cyclophilin-binding cyclosporins, e.g. of formula I, Ia or II as defined herein, having useful properties in the prevention or treatment of Flaviviridae infections and Flaviviridae induced disorders.08-27-2009
20110206635USES OF IL-12 IN HEMATOPOIESIS - Methods for enhancing or stimulating hematopoiesis including the step of administering Interleukin-12 (IL-12) to yield hernatopoietic recovery in a mammal in need. Preferred methods include the step of administering IL-12 as an adjuvant therapy to alleviate the hematopoietic toxicities associated with one or more treatment regimens used to combat a disease state. Other methods include administering IL-12 to ameliorate various hematopoietic deficiencies. Still other methods are directed to uses of IL-12 for in-vivo proliferation of hematopoietic repopulating cells, hematopoietic progenitor cells and hematopoietic stem cells. Other disclosed methods are directed to uses of IL-12 for bone marrow preservation or recovery.08-25-2011
20090123414Il-15 Antigen Arrays And Uses Thereof - The present invention is related to the fields of molecular biology, virology, immunology and medicine. The invention provides a composition comprising an ordered and repetitive antigen array, wherein the antigen is an IL-15 protein, an IL-15 mutein or an IL-15 fragment. More specifically, the invention provides a composition comprising a virus-like particle, and at least one IL-15 protein, IL-15 mutein or at least one IL-15 fragment linked thereto. The invention also provides a process for producing the composition. The compositions of the invention are useful in the production of vaccines for the treatment of inflammatory and chronic autoimmune diseases. The composition of the invention efficiently induces immune responses, in particular antibody responses. Furthermore, the compositions of the invention are particularly useful to efficiently induce self-specific immune responses within the indicated context.05-14-2009
20090123413USE OF BAT MONOCLONAL ANTIBODY FOR IMMUNOTHERAPY - The present invention relates to immunotherapy and more specifically concerns the use of immunostimulatory BAT monoclonal antibodies for treatment of a variety of immunodeficiency related diseases and disorders and malfunction or incompetence of the immune system.05-14-2009
20090196850Anti-Kir Combination Treatments and Methods - Compositions comprising anti-KIR antibodies and one or more secondary anti-cancer agents or anti-viral agents and methods of using such combinations (as combination compositions or in separate administration protocols) in the treatment of cancers (e.g., lung cancer) or viral infection (e.g., HIV or HCV infection) are provided.08-06-2009
20100150866Hepatitis C Virus Inhibitors - Hepatitis C virus inhibitors having the general formula06-17-2010
20090304625MODULATORS OF CARDIAC CELL HYPERTROPHY AND HYPERPLASIA - Provided are compositions and methods for modulating cardiac cell hypertrophy and hyperplasia using inhibitors of c-Kit activity. 12-10-2009
20100061959METHODS FOR PROVIDING NEUROPROTECTION FOR THE ANIMAL CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM AGAINST THE EFFECTS OF ISCHEMIA, NEURODEGENERATION, TRAUMA, AND METAL POISONING - Methods and pharmaceutical compositions for providing neuroprotection to the animal central nervous system against the effects of ischemia, and neurodegeneration. Patients at risk for certain diseases or disorders that are associated with cerebral ischemia may benefit, e.g., those at risk for Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, Wilson's disease or stroke or those patients having head or spinal cord injury. Patients undergoing certain medical procedures that may result in ischemia may also benefit. Initially, the possibility of ischemia or neurodegeneration is recognized. Intranasal therapeutic agents are administered to the upper third of the nasal cavity to bypass the blood-brain barrier and access the central nervous system directly to avoid unwanted and potentially lethal side effects. Therapeutic agents include those substances that interact with iron and/or copper such as iron chelators and copper chelators. A particular example of such therapeutic agents is the iron chelator deferoxamine (DFO). Intranasal administration of DFO provides an effective method for pre-conditioning the brain to protect against cerebral ischemia.03-11-2010
20090185997METHODS OF SUPPRESSING MICROGLIAL ACTIVATION AND SYSTEMIC INFLAMMATORY RESPONSES - Methods of suppressing the activation of microglial cells in the Central Nervous System (CNS), methods of ameliorating or treating the neurological effects of cerebral ischemia or cerebral inflammation, and methods of combating specific diseases that affect the CNS by administering a compound that binds to microglial receptors and prevents or reduces microglial activation are described. ApoE receptor binding peptides that may be used in the methods of the invention are also described, as are methods of using such peptides to treat peripheral inflammatory conditions such as sepsis. Also described are methods of screening compounds for the ability to suppress or reduce microglial activation.07-23-2009
20080260689PEPTIDES 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 angströms 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.10-23-2008
20080260687SPECIFIC BINDING AGENTS FOR KSHV vIL-6 THAT NEUTRALIZE A BIOLOGICAL ACTIVITY - A specific binding agent is provided, wherein the specific binding agent specifically binds Kaposi's sarcoma-associated herpesvirus (KSHV) interleukin-6 (vIL-6), and the specific binding agent neutralizes an activity of vIL-6. In one embodiment, the specific binding agent is an antibody. Methods are provided for using a specific binding agent that binds vIL-6, and neutralizes a biological activity of vIL-6. Methods of treatment for a KSHV-associated disorder are also provided. Methods for diagnosing a KSHV-associated disorder are provided, as are kits that include a specific binding agent of the invention. A method is also provided for testing an agent for effectiveness in treating a KSHV-associated disorder. The method includes incubating the agent with a cell free system comprising a vIL-6 receptor component and vIL-6, and comparing the binding of vIL-6 and the receptor component in the presence of the agent to binding of vIL-6 to the receptor component in the absence of the agent. A decrease in the binding of vIL-6 to the receptor component in the presence of the agent indicates that the agent is effective for treating the KSHV-associated disorder.10-23-2008
20090047244MACROCYCLIC SERINE PROTEASE INHIBITORS I - Provided herein are macrocyclic serine protease inhibitor compounds, for example, of Formula I, pharmaceutical compositions comprising such compounds, and processes of preparation thereof. Also provided are methods of their use for the treatment of an HCV infection in a host in need thereof.02-19-2009
20110195047ONCOSTATIN M AS PROMOTER OF IMMUNOSTIMULATORY ACTIVITY OF HUMAN EPITHELIAL CELLS - The invention relates to the use of oncostatin M (OSM), an OSM receptor (OSMR) agonist, or a combination of OSM or a OSMR agonist with an interferon type I; in the manufacture of a medicament for enhancing the immunostimulatory activity of epithelial cells in a human.08-11-2011
20110195046ERYTHROPOIETIN AMELIORATES CHEMOTHERAPY-INDUCED TOXICITY IN VIVO - A method of reducing organ toxicity in a subject being administered a cytotoxic agent comprising concurrently administering with the cytotoxic agent erythropoietin (EPO), the EPO being administered in an amount effective to reduce pulmonary toxicity caused by the cytotoxic agent.08-11-2011
20110195045Methods, agents and peptides for inducing an immune response to matrix metalloproteinase-2 expressing tumors - The present invention relates to enhancing, modulating or stimulating the immune response to MMP-2 expressing tumors, including melanoma, and to the modulation and application of immune modulators and MMP-2 peptides for melanoma or other MMP-2 expressing tumor vaccines. The invention provides methods and means to activate an effective response to MMP-2 expressing tumors and modulate the ability of MMP-2 to skew CD4+ T cell responses toward that of T08-11-2011
20110195044Hepatitis C Virus Inhibitors - The present disclosure relates to compounds, compositions and methods for the treatment of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. Also disclosed are pharmaceutical compositions containing such compounds and methods for using these compounds in the treatment of HCV infection.08-11-2011
20090191149IL-1alpha IMMUNIZATION INDUCES AUTOANTIBODIES PROTECTIVE AGAINST ATHEROSCLEROSIS - Immunization of a mammal with IL-1α, which causes the mammal to generate IL-1α autoantibodies, can be used to reduce the risk and severity of, or to reduce progression of, an atherosclerosis-related disease in the mammal. Progression of atherosclerosis-related diseases such as peripheral ischemic heart disease, coronary artery disease, cerebrovascular disease, and peripheral arterial disease can be reduced using this treatment.07-30-2009
20090191148CYTOKINE MUTEINS - The present invention relates generally to the treatment of an interleukin-11 (IL-11)-mediated condition. More particularly, the present invention provides the use of modified forms of IL-11 which modulate IL-11 signaling in the treatment of IL-11-mediated conditions.07-30-2009
20100158862Hepatitis C Virus Inhibitors - The present disclosure relates to compounds, compositions and methods for the treatment of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. Also disclosed are pharmaceutical compositions containing such compounds and methods for using these compounds in the treatment of HCV infection.06-24-2010
20100158861TREATING IDIOPATHIC THROMBOCYTOPENIC PURPURA WITH COMPOSITIONS COMPRISING EXTRACTS OF ASTRAGALUS MEMBRANACEUS - The teachings provided herein generally relate to the preparation and uses of compositions comprising extracts of 06-24-2010
20100158860HETEROCYCLIC ANTIVIRAL COMPOUNDS - Compounds having the formula I wherein A, R06-24-2010
20100158859ANTAGONISTS OF IL-6 TO PREVENT OR TREAT CACHEXIA, WEAKNESS, FATIGUE, AND/OR FEVER - The present invention is directed to therapeutic methods using antibodies and fragments thereof having binding specificity for IL-6 to prevent or treat cachexia, fever, weakness and/or fatigue in a patient in need thereof. In preferred embodiments, the anti-IL-6 antibodies will be humanized and/or will be aglycosylated. Also, in preferred embodiments these patients will comprise those exhibiting (or at risk of developing) an elevated serum C-reactive protein level. In another preferred embodiment, the patient's survivability or quality of life will preferably be improved.06-24-2010
20100143297METHODS OF ENHANCING LYSOSOMAL STORAGE DISEASE THERAPY BY MODULATION OF CELL SURFACE RECEPTOR DENSITY - Methods of modulating uptake of extracellular lysosomal enzymes by administering a pharmaceutical agent and methods of treating a lysosomal storage disease (such as Gaucher disease, Pompe disease, Fabry disease or Niemann-Pick disease) or enhancing enzyme replacement therapy or gene therapy, comprising administering a pharmaceutical agent such as dexamethasone, glucose or insulin, are provided.06-10-2010
20100119477PSM PEPTIDES AS VACCINE TARGETS AGAINST METHICILLIN-RESISTANT STAPHYLOCOCCUS - This disclosure concerns compositions and methods for the treatment and inhibition of infectious disease, particularly methicillin-resistant 05-13-2010
20100119474CHRONIC OBSTRUCTIVE PULMONARY DISEASE SUSCEPTIBILITY AND RELATED COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS - The invention provides a method of determining the likelihood that a smoker will or will not develop chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) by obtaining a sample from the smoker, analyzing the sample for the expression of a set of biomarkers associated with COPD, and comparing the expression pattern determined in the sample with a standard expression pattern to determine the likelihood that the smoker will or will not develop COPD. The invention further provides a composition, a method of treatment, and methods of determining the efficacy of treatment for COPD.05-13-2010
20090208449Heterocyclic antiviral compounds - Compounds having the formula I wherein R08-20-2009
20100074861COMPOUNDS HAVING A CYCLIC MOIETY AND COMPOSITIONS FOR DELIVERING ACTIVE AGENTS - Compounds comprising cyclic moiety and compositions for the delivery of active agents are provided. Methods of administration and preparation are provided as well.03-25-2010
20120244118CONJUGATES AND COMPOSITIONS FOR IMMUNOTHERAPY AND ANTI-TUMORAL TREATMENT - The present invention relates to compositions capable of promoting both the innate immune response as well as the adaptive immune response in a subject based on the jointly use of ApoA, interleukin 15 and the Sushi domain of the IL15 receptor alpha chain, as well as to the use of these compositions for the stimulation of the immune response in a patient and to therapeutic methods for the treatment of infectious and neoplastic diseases.09-27-2012
20120244116METHOD OF TREATMENT OF PHILADELPHIA CHROMOSOME POSITIVE LEUKAEMIA - The invention provides a method for the treatment of Ph+ leukemia in a patient comprising administering to the patient (i) a BCR-ABL tyrosine kinase inhibitor, and (ii) an agent which selectively binds to a cell surface receptor expressed on Ph+ leukemic stem cells. The invention further provides for the use of (i) and (ii) in, or in the manufacture of a medicament for, the treatment of Ph+ leukemia in a patient; and a composition for the treatment of Ph+ leukemia in a patient comprising (i) and (ii); and kits comprising (i) and (ii). In some embodiments, the tyrosine kinase inhibitor is or is not imatinib; or is selected from the group consisting of dasatinib, nilotinib, bosutinib, axitinib, cediranib, crizotinib, damnacanthal, gefitinib, lapatinib, lestaurtinib, neratinib, semaxanib, sunitinib, toceranib, tyrphostins, vandetanib, vatalanib, INNO-406, AP24534, XL228, PHA-739358, MK-0457, SGX393 and DC2036; or is selected from the group consisting of dasatinib and nilotinib. In some embodiments, the agent binds to a receptor involved in signalling by at least one of IL-3, G-CSF and GM-CSF. In some embodiments, the agent is a mutein selected from the group consisting of IL-3 muteins, G-CSF muteins and GM-CSF muteins. In some embodiments, the mutein is an IL-3 mutein. In some embodiments, the agent is a soluble receptor which is capable of binding to IL-3.09-27-2012
20120244115TREATING NON-HEMATOPOIETIC CANCER WITH INTERLEUKIN 6 - Use of IL-6 for treating non-hematopoietic cancers, e.g., gp130-negative cancers. Also disclosed is a method for identifying a cancer patient suitable for the IL-6 treatment.09-27-2012
20120244113IMMUNOGENIC COMPOSITION AND METHODS - A method of inducing an antigen-specific immune response in a mammalian subject includes the steps of administering to the subject an effective amount of a first composition comprising a DNA plasmid comprising a DNA sequence encoding an antigen under the control of regulatory sequences directing expression thereof in a mammalian or vertebrate cell. The method also includes administering to the subject an effective amount of a second composition comprising a recombinant vesicular stomatitis virus (rVSV) comprising a nucleic acid sequence encoding the antigen under the control of regulatory sequences directing expression thereof in the mammalian or vertebrate cell. The rVSV is in one embodiment replication competent. Kits for use in immunizations and therapeutic treatments of disease include the components and instructions for practice of this method.09-27-2012
20130078215USES OF SELECTIVE INHIBITORS OF HDAC8 FOR TREATMENT OF INFLAMMATORY CONDITIONS - Described herein are methods for treating a subject suffering from an inflammatory, autoimmune, or heteroimmune condition by administering to the subject a pharmaceutical composition containing a therapeutically effective amount of a compound that is a selective inhibitor of histone deacetylase 8. Also described herein are methods for decreasing secretion of pro-inflammatory cytokines by administering an HDAC8-selective inhibitor compound. Further described herein are methods for predicting responsiveness to treatments for inflammatory conditions. Methods for predicting efficacy of treatments for inflammatory conditions are also described.03-28-2013
20130078213THROMBOPOIETIN MIMETICS - Invented are non-peptide TPO mimetics. Also invented are novel processes and intermediates used in the preparation of the presently invented compounds. Also invented is a method of treating thrombocytopenia, in a mammal, including a human, in need thereof which comprises administering to such mammal an effective amount of a selected hydroxy-1-azobenzene derivative.03-28-2013
20130078214Compounds for the Treatment of Hepatitis C - The disclosure provides compounds of formula I, including pharmaceutically acceptable salts, as well as compositions and methods of using the compounds. The compounds have activity against hepatitis C virus (HCV) and may be useful in treating those infected with HCV.03-28-2013
20120183495AVIAN COLONY STIMULATING FACTOR 1 RECEPTOR BINDING PROTEINS - The present invention provides avian CSF1 genes encoding proteins which bind avian colony stimulating factor 1 receptor (CSF1R) and which exhibit immunomodulatory properties.07-19-2012
20080199422Method for the Treatment of Myelodysplastic Syndromes Using 1-Oxo-2-(2,6-Dioxopiperidin-3-Yl-)-4-Methylisoindoline - Methods of treating, preventing and/or managing myelodysplastic syndromes are disclosed. Specific methods encompass the administration of an immunomodulatory compound, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt, solvate, hydrate, stereoisomer, clathrate, or prodrug thereof, alone or in combination with a second active ingredient, and/or the transplantation of blood or cells. Specific second active ingredients are capable of affecting or blood cell production. Pharmaceutical compositions, single unit dosage forms, and kits suitable for use in methods of the invention are also disclosed.08-21-2008
20130039884COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR IMPROVING PRODUCTION OF RECOMBINANT POLYPEPTIDES - The present invention relates to biologically active polypeptides linked to one or more accessory polypeptides. The present invention also provides recombinant polypeptides including vectors encoding the subject proteinaceous entities, as well as host cells comprising the vectors. The subject compositions have a variety of utilities including a range of pharmaceutical applications.02-14-2013
20130039886BETA-MANNOSYLCERAMIDE AND STIMULATION OF NKT CELL ANTI-TUMOR IMMUNITY - β-mannosylceramides or salts or solvates thereof in a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier, for use as a Type I NKT cell agonist in conjunction with a therapeutically effective amount of α-galactosylceramide or a salt or a solvate thereof, and/or at least one or more T-cell co-stimulatory molecules, disclosed. Compositions comprising β-mannosylceramide, as well as methods of treatment of tumors are also provided.02-14-2013
20130039885LEUKOTOXIN E/D AS A NEW ANTI-INFLAMMATORY AGENT AND MICROBICIDE - The present invention relates to methods for preventing or treating Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) infection, inflammatory conditions, and graft-versus-host-disease (GVHD) in a subject. Therapeutic compositions of the present invention comprise Leukocidin E (LukE) and/or D proteins or polypeptides. The invention further relates to methods of treating 02-14-2013
20080286231NOVEL INHIBITORS OF GLUTAMINYL CYCLASE - Compounds of formula (I), combinations and uses thereof for disease therapy,11-20-2008
20100111901TRIAZOLE INHIBITORS OF AROMATASE - The present invention relates to new triazole modulators of aromatase activity, pharmaceutical compositions thereof, and methods of use thereof.05-06-2010
20100104529TNF-alpha VACCINE FOR TREATING DISEASE CONDITIONS MEDIATED BY PATHOLOGICAL TNF-alpha - The present invention provide TNFα-defensin/chemokine fusion polypeptides and polynucleotides and methods of treating, inhibiting or preventing disease conditions mediated by pathological TNFα, including chronic neuropathic pain, chronic inflammation, insulin resistance, diabetes, hyperlipidemia, hypertriglyceridemia, hypercholesterolemia and artherosclerosis, by administering a therapeutically effective amount of the TNFα-defensin/chemokine fusion polypeptides and polynucleotides.04-29-2010
20100104531HOMOGENEOUS PREPARATIONS OF IL-28 AND IL-29 - Homogeneous preparations of IL-28A, IL-28B, and IL-29 have been produced by mutating one or more of the cysteine residues in the polynucleotide sequences encoding the mature proteins. The cysteine mutant proteins can be shown to either bind to their cognate receptor or exhibit biological activity. One type of biological activity that is shown is an antiviral activity.04-29-2010
20100104530ANTI-VPAC1 ANTIBODIES AND THEIR USES - Monoclonal antibodies, in particular monoclonal antibodies to the VPAC1 receptor protein, compositions containing them and nucleic acid sequences encoding them. Host cells expressing said monoclonal antibodies, recombinant (expression) vectors and methods for producing said antibodies. Prevention or treatment of thrombocytopenia with antibodies to the VPAC1 receptor.04-29-2010
20090155204Methods for treating disorders involving monocytes - Methods for treating disorders involving monocytic activity by administering IL-15 antagonists that induce apoptosis of monocytes are disclosed.06-18-2009
20090155203THROMBOPOIETIN MIMETICS - Invented are non-peptide TPO mimetics. Also invented are novel processes and intermediates used in the preparation of the presently invented compounds. Also invented is a method of treating thrombocytopenia, in a mammal, including a human, in need thereof which comprises administering to such mammal an effective amount of a selected hydroxy-1-azobenzene derivative.06-18-2009
20090155206Methods, Compositions and Articles of Manufacture for Contributing to the Treatment of Cancers - Methods, compositions and articles of manufacture for contributing to the treatment of cancers, including solid tumors, are disclosed. The methods, compositions and articles of manufacture can utilize an endothelin B agonist (ET06-18-2009
20090155205HUMAN ANTIBODIES THAT BIND HUMAN TNFa - Human antibodies, preferably recombinant human antibodies, that specifically bind to human tumor necrosis factor α (hTNFα) are disclosed. These antibodies have high affinity for hTNFα (e.g., K06-18-2009
20100040575USE OF INHIBITORS OF GLUTAMINYL CYCLASE AND GLUTAMATE CYCLASE FOR TREATMENT AND PREVENTION OF NEURODEGENERATIVE DISEASES - Physiological substrates of mammalian glutaminyl cyclase (QC, EC 2.3.2.5), new effectors of QC, methods for screening for such effectors, and the use of such effectors and pharmaceutical compositions comprising such effectors for the treatment of conditions that can be treated by modulation of QC-activity. Preferred compositions additionally comprise inhibitors of DP IV or DP IV-like enzymes for the treatment or alleviation of conditions that can be treated by modulation of QC- and DP IV-activity.02-18-2010
20100040574TREATMENT OF CANCER WITH ANTI-IL-1alpha ANTIBODIES - Treating a patient with anti-IL-1α antibody or anti-IL-1α immunization as a cancer treatment.02-18-2010
20130045181Methods and Compositions for Chlamydial Antigens for Diagnosis and Treatment of Chlamydial Infection and Disease - The present invention provides 02-21-2013
20130045180VACCINES, IMMUNOTHERAPEUTICS AND METHODS FOR USING THE SAME - Improved vaccines which include a nucleotide sequence that encodes immunomodulating protein operably linked to regulatory elements are disclosed. The improved vaccines include DNA vaccines, recombinant vaccines for delivering foreign antigen and live attenuated vaccines. Methods of immunizing individuals are disclosed. Compositions for and methods of treating individuals with autoimmune diseases are disclosed.02-21-2013
20100143293T cell activation - A method for antigen independent activation of T cells comprising contacting T cells with a combination of cytokines such as two or more of interleukin-2, interleukin-6 and tumor necrosis factor α.06-10-2010
20100143294ANTAGONISTS OF IL-6 TO PREVENT OR TREAT THROMBOSIS - The present invention is directed to therapeutic methods using IL-6 antagonists such as antibodies and fragments thereof having binding specificity for IL-6 to prevent or treat thrombosis in diseases associated with abnormal blood coagulation or fibrinolysis. In preferred embodiments these patients will comprise those exhibiting elevated D-dimer or other coagulation cascade related proteins and optionally will further exhibit elevated C reactive protein prior to treatment. The subject therapies also may include the administration of other actives such as chemotherapeutics, anti-coagulants, statins, et al.06-10-2010
20100143296PODOPHYLLOTOXIN INHIBITORS OF TOPOISOMERASE II - The present invention relates to new podophyllotoxin inhibitors of topoisomerase II, pharmaceutical compositions thereof, and methods of use thereof.06-10-2010
20130034520Hepatitis C Virus Inhibitors - The present disclosure relates to compounds, compositions and methods for the treatment of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. Also disclosed are pharmaceutical compositions containing such compounds and methods for using these compounds in the treatment of HCV infection.02-07-2013
20130034519ORGANIC COMPOUNDS AND THEIR USES - The present application describes organic compounds that are useful for the treatment, prevention and/or amelioration of human diseases.02-07-2013
20130034518Interleukin-12 P40 Variants with Improved Stability - Modified interleukin-12 (IL-12) p40 polypeptides are disclosed. The modified polypeptides have alterations in the IL-12p40 subunit to eliminate the protease site between positions Lys260 and Arg261. The modified IL-12p40 polypeptides according to the invention have improved stability compared to wild-type mature human IL-12p40 polypeptides.02-07-2013
20100330032HETEROCYCLIC ANTIVIRAL COMPOUNDS - Compounds having the formula I wherein R12-30-2010
20100330031POLYPEPTIDE HAVING AN IMPROVED CYTOSINE DEAMINASE ACTIVITY - The present invention relates to a polypeptide possessing a CDase activity, characterized in that it is derived from a native CDase by addition of an amino acid sequence with the proviso that said polypeptide has no UPRtase or Thymidine Kinase activity.12-30-2010
20100330030Vasculostatic Agents and Methods of Use Thereof - Compositions and methods and are provided for treating disorders associated with compromised vasculostasis. Invention methods and compositions are useful for treating a variety of disorders including for example, stroke, myocardial infarction, cancer, ischemia/reperfusion injury, autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, eye diseases such as retinopathies or macular degeneration or other vitreoretinal diseases, inflammatory diseases, vascular leakage syndrome, edema, transplant rejection, adult/acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), and the like.12-30-2010
20100330028COMBINATION THERAPY FOR CHRONIC DERMAL ULCERS - Disclosed is a method of promoting healing of a chronic dermal ulcer, such as a diabetic ulcer, in a subject. The method comprises administering to the subject a combination one or more agonists of the non-proteolytically activated thrombin receptor and one or more angiogenic growth factors.12-30-2010
20130028861CYTOKINES FOR THE TREATMENT OF ADDICTIONS - The present invention relates to a cytokine for use in the treatment and/or control of dependent and/or addictive behavior, in particular addiction and/or dependency to nicotine, food addiction, alcohol addiction and/or sex addiction. The present invention also relates to treatment and/or control of withdrawal and/or symptoms of withdrawal from an addiction, in particular nicotine addiction, food addiction, alcohol addiction and/or sex addiction. The present invention further relates to the induction of loss of interest or aversion to the addictive substance or behavior, such as nicotine, over-indulgence in high-calorie, high-fat foods, and to other behaviors or addictions that are hazardous to the health.01-31-2013
20130028859Hepatitis C Virus Inhibitors - The present disclosure relates to compounds, compositions and methods for the treatment of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. Also disclosed are pharmaceutical compositions containing such compounds and methods for using these compounds in the treatment of HCV infection.01-31-2013
20130028860ANTAGONISTS OF IL-6 TO PREVENT OR TREAT CACHEXIA, WEAKNESS, FATIGUE AND/OR FEVER - The present invention is directed to therapeutic methods and compositions, especially subcutaneous and intravenous composition using antibodies and fragments thereof having binding specificity for IL-6 to prevent or treat cachexia, fever, weakness and/or fatigue in a patient in need thereof. In preferred embodiments, the anti-IL-6 antibodies will be humanized and/or will be aglycosylated. Also, in preferred embodiments these patients will comprise those exhibiting (or at risk of developing) an elevated serum C-reactive protein level. In another preferred embodiment, the patient's survivability or quality of life will preferably be improved.01-31-2013
20130089516PROTEASE ACTIVATED CYTOKINES - Provided herein are chimeric nucleic acid sequences encoding chimeric polypeptides. Also provided herein are chimeric polypeptides. Further provided herein are methods of treating a subject with or at risk of developing a cancer. The methods comprise selecting a subject with or at risk of developing a cancer, and administering to the subject an effective amount of the chimeric polypeptides provided herein.04-11-2013
20130089517HOMOGENEOUS PREPARATIONS OF IL-28 AND IL-29 - Homogeneous preparations of IL-28A, IL-28B, and IL-29 have been produced by mutating one or more of the cysteine residues in the polynucleotide sequences encoding the mature proteins. The cysteine mutant proteins can be shown to either bind to their cognate receptor or exhibit biological activity. One type of biological activity that is shown is an antiviral activity.04-11-2013
20090214469Methods and Compositions for the Treatment of Sepsis - Methods for the treatment of sepsis are disclosed.08-27-2009
20130052160COMPOUNDS AND USES THEREOF TO INDUCE AN IMMUNOGENIC CANCER CELL DEATH IN A SUBJECT - The present invention relates to the fields of genetics, immunology and medicine. The present invention more specifically relates to in vitro or ex vivo methods for determining the susceptibility to a cancer treatment of a subject having a tumour. These methods comprise a step of determining the ability of the treatment, of the subject and/or of the tumour to induce an anticancer immune response, the inability of at least one of the treatment, the subject and the tumor to induce an anticancer immune response being indicative of a resistance of the subject to the therapeutic treatment of cancer. Inventors in particular identify genes specific of a human subject or of cancerous cells which can be used to predict or assess the sensitivity of a subject to a treatment of cancer. The invention also relates to particular compounds capable of activating or enhancing the immune system of a particular subject, when the subject is exposed to a therapeutic treatment of cancer or before such an exposition. It further relates to uses of such compounds, in particular to prepare a pharmaceutical composition to allow or improve the efficiency of a therapy of cancer in a subject in need thereof. The present invention in addition provides kits, methods for selecting a compound of interest, as well as pharmaceutical compositions and uses thereof.02-28-2013
20130052159METHODS FOR TREATMENT OF MICROBIAL DISORDERS - The present invention relates to compositions and methods for treatment of microbial disorder by modulation of the host immune response. More particularly, the present invention relates to compositions that mediate an anti-microbial immune response, and methods of treating a microbial infection using such compositions.02-28-2013
20130089515Use of IL-12 and IL-12 Antagonists in the Treatment of Autoimmune Diseases - Method of treating autoimmune conditions are disclosed comprising administering to a mammalian subject IL-12 or an IL-12 antagonist. In certain preferred embodiments the autoimmune condition is one which is promoted by an increase in levels of IFN-γ or TNF-α. Suitable conditions for treatment include multiple sclerosis, systemic lupus erythematosus, rheumatoid arthritis, autoimmune pulmonary inflammation, Guillain-Barre syndrome, autoimmune thyroiditis, insulin dependent diabetes melitis and autoimmune inflammatory eye disease.04-11-2013
20100129317AZOLE NUCLEOSIDES AND USE AS INHIBITORS OF RNA AND DNA VIRAL POLYMERASES - Azole nucleosides represented by the formulae (I) and (II); wherein A=C or N B═C or N X═H; C05-27-2010
20090304626Hepatitis C Virus Inhibitors - Hepatitis C virus inhibitors having the general formula12-10-2009
20090110660Combination of an anti-ED - B fibronectin domain antibody - IL-2 fusion protein and gemcitabine - The invention refers to the use of L19IL2 for treatment of pancreatic cancer. In another embodiment, the invention relates to a combination (i) of a fusion protein, comprising an Interleukin 2 part and an antibody part, specifically recognising the extra domain B of fibronectin (ED-B-fibronectin), and (ii) gemcitabine.04-30-2009
20090041717HIGH AFFINITY HUMAN ANTIBODIES TO HUMAN NERVE GROWTH FACTOR - A human antibody or antigen-binding fragment of an antibody which specifically binds human nerve growth factor (NGF) with K02-12-2009
20090041718Methods of Modulating Cytokine Activity; Related Reagents - Provided are methods of modulating cytokine activity, e.g., for the purpose of treating immune and inflammatory disorders, including tumors and cancer. Also provided are methods of administering agonists or antagonists of IL-33 and IL-33 receptor.02-12-2009
201300713525,5-FUSED ARYLENE OR HETEROARYLENE HEPATITIS C VIRUS INHIBITORS - Provided herein are 5,5-fused heteroarylene hepatitis C virus inhibitor compounds, for example, of Formula I, IA, or IB, pharmaceutical compositions comprising the compounds, and processes of preparation thereof. Also provided are methods of their use for the treatment of an HCV infection in a host in need thereof.03-21-2013
20130071351COMBINATION THERAPY - The invention provides combination treatments with IL-21, analogues and derivatives thereof. In particular, a combination comprising IL-21 and a monoclonal antibody and methods for using the combination in treating cancer are described.03-21-2013
20090092580DIALKYL ETHER DELIVERY AGENTS - The present invention provides dialkyl ether compounds and pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof, compositions containing the same and one or more active agents, and methods of administering active agents with the same.04-09-2009
20090092578Methods of selecting and producing modified toxins, conjugates containing modified toxins, and uses thereof - Methods for selecting and identifying modified toxins and conjugates thereof are provided. The methods are select for toxins that exhibit reduced toxicity to the host cell in which they are expressed. Methods of increasing production of toxins, such as the modified toxins, or conjugates thereof, also are provided. In particular, in the methods the toxins, or conjugates thereof, are produced in the presence of an inhibitor molecule. Also provided, are modified toxins and conjugates thereof. Such conjugates can be used in the treatment of various disease or disorders associated with proliferation, migration, and physiological activity of cells involved in immune or inflammatory responses.04-09-2009
20130058894THERAPEUTIC PROTEIN-SPECIFIC INDUCED TOLEROGENIC DENDRITIC CELLS AND METHODS OF USE - Disclosed are therapeutic protein-specific induced tolerogenic dendritic cells (itDCs), as well as related compositions and methods.03-07-2013
20130183264Antagonists of IL-6 to raise albumin and/or lower crp - The present invention is directed to therapeutic methods using IL-6 antagonists such as antibodies and fragments thereof having binding specificity for IL-6 to improve survivability or quality of life of a patient in need thereof. In preferred embodiments, the anti-IL-6 antibodies will be humanized and/or will be aglycosylated. Also, in preferred embodiments these patients will comprise those exhibiting (or at risk of developing) an elevated serum C-reactive protein level or a reduced serum albumin level prior to treatment. In another preferred embodiment, the patient's Glasgow Prognostic Score will be increased and survivability will preferably be improved.07-18-2013
20110059042SUBSTITUTED IL-15 - The invention provides IL-15 amino acid sequences with amino acid substitutions that reduce or eliminate deamidation of IL-15 and degradation by-products. The invention also provides DNA sequences that encode the substituted amino acid sequences, a pharmaceutical composition comprising the substituted IL-15 amino acid sequence and a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier, and a method of treating a condition in a mammalian host comprising administering to the host the substituted IL-15 amino acid sequence or the pharmaceutical composition including the substituted IL-15 amino acid sequence in an amount effective to treat the condition in the host.03-10-2011
20120308518METHODS OF USING REGENERATIVE CELLS IN THE TREATMENT OF STROKE AND RELATED DISEASES AND DISORDERS - Cells present in adipose tissue are used to stroke and stroke related diseases and disorders in a patient. Methods of treating patients include processing adipose tissue to deliver a concentrated amount of regenerative cells obtained from the adipose tissue to a patient. The methods may be practiced in a closed system so that the regenerative cells are not exposed to an external environment prior to being administered to a patient. Accordingly, in a preferred method, cells present in adipose tissue are placed directly into a recipient along with such additives necessary to promote, engender or support a therapeutic benefit.12-06-2012
20120308516USE OF METALLOCENE COMPOUNDS FOR CANCER TREATMENT - Metallocene compounds and pharmaceutical compositions containing these metallocene compounds are disclosed and described. Methods of treating cancer employing such metallocene compounds and pharmaceutical compositions also are provided.12-06-2012
20090291060Treatment of HIV - We describe methods of treatment of HIV using proopiomelanocortin (POMC) and corticotropin releasing factor (CRF) peptides and their products, as well as uses of such peptides in the preparation of medicaments.11-26-2009
20090269304METHODS OF TREATING CANCER USING IL-21 AND MONOCLONAL ANTIBODY THERAPY - Methods for treating cancer by co-administering a therapeutic monoclonal antibody with IL-21 are described. Exemplary monoclonal antibodies that can be used are rituximab, trastuzumab and anti-CTLA-4 antibodies. The enhanced antitumor of the combination therapy is particularly useful for patient populations that are recalcitrant to monoclonal therapy, relapse after treatment with monoclonal antibodies or where the enhanced IL-21 antitumor effect reduces toxicities associated with treatment using the monoclonal antibodies.10-29-2009
20090269303METHOD FOR TREATING OR PREVENTING CONDITIONS BY ELEVATION OF THE ADENOSINE LEVEL IN AN INDIVIDUAL - This invention concerns a method of inducing an elevated level of adenosine in an individual by administering to the individual an effective amount of either i) recombinant protein CD73 or ii) a cytokine or another factor being capable of inducing endothelial CD73 expression, or a combination thereof. In addition, the invention concerns a method for prevention or treatment of a disease or disorder requiring or benefiting from the elevation of the adenosine level in an individual. Furthermore, the invention concerns a method of up-regulating endothelial CD73 expression in an individual by administering to the individual an effective amount of a cytokine or another factor being capable of inducing endothelial CD73 expression, and to a method for prevention or treatment of a disease or disorder requiring or benefiting from up-regulating endothelial CD73 expression.10-29-2009
20090269302HUMAN ANTIBODIES THAT BIND HUMAN IL-12 AND METHODS FOR PRODUCING - Human antibodies, preferably recombinant human antibodies, that specifically bind to human interleukin-12 (hIL-12) are disclosed. Preferred antibodies have high affinity for hIL-12 and neutralize hIL-12 activity in vitro and in vivo. An antibody of the invention can be a full-length antibody or an antigen-binding portion thereof. The antibodies, or antibody portions, of the invention are useful for detecting hIL-12 and for inhibiting hIL-12 activity, e.g., in a human subject suffering from a disorder in which hIL-12 activity is detrimental. Nucleic acids, vectors and host cells for expressing the recombinant human antibodies of the invention, and methods of synthesizing the recombinant human antibodies, are also encompassed by the invention.10-29-2009
20090269301Novel Inhibitors of Glutaminyl Cyclase - The present invention relates to compounds of formula (I), combinations and uses thereof for disease therapy,10-29-2009
20120225030USES OF MAMMALIAN CYTOKINE; RELATED REAGENTS - Provided are cytokines and methods of modulating activity of the immune system using cytokine agonists and antagonists. Also provided are methods of treatment of immune and proliferative disorders.09-06-2012
20130064788IL-17 FAMILY CYTOKINE COMPOSITIONS AND USES - Binding proteins, including non-naturally occurring and recombinantly modified proteins that bind to an IL-17R and including proteins having a mutated IL-17 cytokine sequence, methods of making such molecules and methods of using such molecules as therapeutic, prophylactic and diagnostic agents are provided.03-14-2013
20130064787Methods for Treatment of HIV and Other Infections Using a T Cell or Viral Activator and Anti-Retroviral Combination Therapy - Disclosed is a method for treating infection with a pathogen. The method involves administration of: (1) a substance which induces active pathogen replication in a cell latently infected with HIV and (2) an anti-pathogen drug. Also disclosed are methods for expanding CD4+ T cells from peripheral blood mononuclear cells isolated from human subjects in the presence of an antiretroviral drug and for treating HIV infection by infusing the expanded CD4+ T cells into HIV-infected patients.03-14-2013
20090035266IMMUNOGENIC PEPTIDES AND METHODS OF USE - The PAGE4 gene is expressed in reproductive tissues, and is expressed in reproductive cancers, such as prostate cancer, uterine cancer, and testicular cancer. Immunogenic PAGE4 polypeptides are disclosed herein, as are nucleic acids encoding the immunogenic PAGE4 polypeptides, vectors including these polynucleotides, and host cells transformed with these vectors. These polypeptides, polynucleotides, vectors, and host cells can be used to induce an immune response to PAGE4. Diagnostic methods to detect PAGE4 are also described.02-05-2009
20090238793TOLL LIKE RECEPTOR (TLR) STIMULATION FOR OCULAR ANGIOGENESIS AND MACULAR DEGENERATION - Provided are methods and compositions for the treatment or prevention of ocular angiogenesis and neovascularization. Administration of stimulators of the TLR3 and TLR7 receptors, Trif or of IL-10 and IL-12 inhibits ocular angiogenesis. Furthermore, all siRNAs (both targeted and non-targeted) can inhibit ocular angiogenesis.09-24-2009
20090238791IL-15RALPHA SUSHI DOMAIN AS A SELECTIVE AND POTENT ENHANCER OF IL-15 ACTION THROUGH IL-15BETA/GAMMA, AND HYPERAGONIST (IL-15RALPHA SUSHI - IL-15) FUSION PROTEINS - The present invention relates to the stimulation of the IL-15R beta/gamma signalling pathway, to thereby induce and/or stimulate the activation and/or proliferation of IL-15Rbeta/gamma-positive cells, such as NK and/or T cells. Appropriate compounds include compounds comprising at least one IL-15Rbeta/gamma binding entity, directly or indirectly linked by covalence to at least one polypeptide which contains the sushi domain of the extracellular region of an IL-15Ralpha.09-24-2009
20090238789Modified erythropoietin polypeptides and uses thereof - Modified erythropoietin (EPO) polypeptides and other modified therapeutic polypeptides are provided. The EPO polypeptides and other therapeutic polypeptides are modified to exhibit physical properties and activities that differ from the unmodified EPO polypeptides and other unmodified therapeutic polypeptides, respectively. Nucleic acid molecules encoding these polypeptides also are provided. Also provided are methods of treatment and diagnosis using the polypeptides.09-24-2009
20110044939REGULATORY T CELLS IN ADIPOSE TISSUE - Methods of preventing, delaying, or reducing the development or severity of obesity-associated disorders, including administering Fat-specific regulatory T cells, or administering factors secreted by said T cells.02-24-2011
20130164255IMMUNOTHERAPY FOR REVERSING IMMUNE SUPPRESSION - A method for overcoming immune suppression includes the steps of inducing production of naive T cells and restoring T cell immunity. A method of vaccine immunotherapy includes the steps of inducing production of naive T cells and exposing the naive T cells to endogenous or exogenous antigens at an appropriate site. Additionally, a method for unblocking immunization at a regional lymph node includes the steps of promoting differentiation and maturation of immature dendritic cells at a regional lymph node and allowing presentation of processed peptides by resulting mature dendritic cells, thus, for example, exposing tumor peptides to T cells to gain immunization of the T cells. Further, a method of treating cancer and other persistent lesions includes the steps of administering an effective amount of a natural cytokine mixture as an adjuvant to endogenous or exogenous administered antigen to the cancer or other persistent lesions; preferably the natural cytokine mixture is administered in combination with thymosin α06-27-2013
20130164256IMMUNOBINDERS DIRECTED AGAINST TNF - Isolated binding proteins, e.g., antibodies or antigen binding portions thereof, which bind to tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-α), e.g., human TNF-α, and related antibody-based compositions and molecules are disclosed. Also disclosed are pharmaceutical compositions comprising the antibodies, as well as therapeutic and diagnostic methods for using the antibodies.06-27-2013
20090232768NOVEL COMPOUNDS AND METHODS FOR THERAPY - Novel compounds having structure (1)09-17-2009
20090232767METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS BASED ON DIPHTHERIA TOXIN-INTERLEUKIN-3 CONJUGATES - The present invention provides methods for inhibiting interleukin-3 receptor-expressing cells, and, in particular, inhibiting the growth of such cells by using a diphtheria toxin-human interleukin-3 conjugate (DT-IL3) that is toxic to cells expressing the interleukin-3 receptor. In preferred embodiments, the DT-IL3 conjugate is a fusion protein comprising amino acids 1-388 of diphtheria toxin fused via a peptide linker to full-length, human interleukin-3. In certain embodiments, the methods of the present invention relate to the administration of a DT-IL3 conjugate to inhibit the growth of cancer cells and/or cancer stem cells in humans, which cells express one or more subunits of the interleukin-3 receptor. Exemplary cells include myeloid leukemia cancer stem cells. In other embodiments, the methods of the present invention relate to ex vivo purging of bone marrow or peripheral blood to remove cells that express one or more subunits of the interleukin-3 receptor such that the purged bone marrow or peripheral blood is suitable, e.g., for autologous stem cell transplantation to restore hematopoietic function.09-17-2009
20090232766Compositions for Inducing Immune Response Comprising Inverted Microsomes - A vaccine composition is provided which comprises inverted microsomes or fragments thereof from an animal cell in association with an externally disposed peptide antigen and a protein of the MHC.09-17-2009
20090047242CONDITIONED BLOOD COMPOSITION AND METHOD FOR ITS PRODUCTION - The present invention relates to methods for the production of conditioned blood compositions which comprise induced factors, and to conditioned blood compositions preparable by the method and to the use thereof for the treatment or prevention of a disorder of the human or animal body.02-19-2009
20090202475Compositions and methods for treatment of microbial disorders - The present invention relates to compositions and methods for treatment of microbial disorder by modulation of the host immune response. More particularly, the present invention relates to compositions that mediate an anti-microbial immune response, and methods of treating a microbial infection using such compositions.08-13-2009
20090263349METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR INHIBITING ANGIOGENESIS - The present invention relates to a method of inhibiting angiogenesis in a biological system. The method includes administering to the biological system an effective amount of a steroid saponin.10-22-2009
20090311213METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR TREATMENT OF RETINOID-RESPONSIVE CONDITIONS - Methods and composition for treating a retinoid-responsive condition in a subject are provided according to embodiments of the present invention which include administering a therapeutically effective amount of a substance selected from the group consisting of: neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (NGAL), an NGAL analog, an NGAL stimulator and an analog of an NGAL stimulator, to a subject having a retinoid-responsive condition. Retinoid-responsive conditions illustratively include acne, rosacea, psoriasis, promyelocytic leukemia and neuroblastoma.12-17-2009
20120114598IL-1alpha immunization induces autoantibodies protective against atherosclerosis - Immunization of a mammal with IL-1α, which causes the mammal to generate IL-1α autoantibodies, can be used to reduce the risk and severity of, or to reduce progression of, an atherosclerosis-related disease in the mammal. Progression of atherosclerosis-related diseases such as peripheral ischemic heart disease, coronary artery disease, cerebrovascular disease, and peripheral arterial disease can be reduced using this treatment.05-10-2012
20090060864Methods for treatment of tumors and metastases using a combination of anti-angiogenic and immuno therapies - The invention provides methods for treating tumors and tumor metastases in a mammal comprising administering, to a mammal in need of treatment, a therapeutic amount of an antagonist sufficient to inhibit angiogenesis in combination with a therapeutic amount of anti-tumor immunotherapeutic agent, such as a anti-tumor antigen antibody/cytokine fusion protein having a cytokine and a recombinant immunoglobulin polypeptide chain sufficient to elicit a cytokine-specific biological response.03-05-2009
20090010879Receptor Based Antagonists and Methods of Making and Using - The present invention provides a fusion polypeptide capable of binding a cytokine to form a nonfunctional complex. It also provides a nucleic acid sequence encoding the fusion polypeptide and methods of making and uses for the fusion polypeptide.01-08-2009
20090010877Methods for treatment prostate cancer using 3-(4-amino-1-oxo-1,3-dihydro-isoindol-2-yl)-piperidine-2,6-dione - Methods of treating, preventing and/or managing cancer as well as and diseases and disorders associated with, or characterized by, undesired angiogenesis are disclosed. Specific methods encompass the administration of an immunomodulatory compound alone or in combination with a second active ingredient. The invention further relates to methods of reducing or avoiding adverse side effects associated with chemotherapy, radiation therapy, hormonal therapy, biological therapy or immunotherapy which comprise the administration of an immunomodulatory compound. Pharmaceutical compositions, single unit dosage forms, and kits suitable for use in methods of the invention are also disclosed.01-08-2009
20100086516CYTOKINE RECEPTOR CHAIN - Polynucleotides encoding the IL-13 receptor and fragments thereof are disclosed. IL-13 receptor proteins, methods for their production, inhibitors of binding of IL-13 and its receptor and methods for their identification are also disclosed. Methods of medical treatment using such molecules and antagonists of the IL-13/IL-13R interaction are also provided.04-08-2010
20100086517Enhancement of B cell proliferation by IL-15 - Compositions and methods for modulating the growth, proliferation, and/or differentiation of B-cells in the germinal center are disclosed, and include use of IL-15 inhibitors, antagonists, and agonists. The compositions and methods find use in treating B-cell-related disorders, including neoplasms of the B-cell lineage.04-08-2010
20080305079Myeloid Suppressor Cells, Methods For Preparing Them, and Methods For Using Them For Treating Autoimmunity - The present invention relates to novel myeloid suppressor cells (MSCs) and to methods of isolating these MSCs are also included. The MSCs of the present invention can be used to treat or prevent autoimmune diseases or alloimmune responses. The MSCs of the present invention may also be used to reduce a T cell response, induce T regulatory cells, and produce T cell tolerance.12-11-2008
20080305078Soluble Il-17Rc Variant and Uses Thereof - The present invention relates to a new soluble IL-17RC variant and its therapeutic uses thereof, in particular for treating or preventing inflammatory or autoimmune disorders or neurological diseases.12-11-2008
20080305077PHARMACEUTICAL COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR ENHANCING TARGETING OF THERAPEUTIC COMPOUNDS TO THE CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM - Pharmaceutical compositions and methods for enhancing targeting of therapeutic compounds to, inter alia, the CNS applied via intranasal administration while reducing non-target exposure are provided. In certain embodiments, at least one vasoconstrictor is provided intranasally prior to intranasal administration of at least one therapeutic compound. In other embodiments, the vasoconstrictor(s) and therapeutic compound(s) are combined in a pharmaceutical composition and delivered intranasally. The present invention substantially increases targeting of the therapeutic compound(s) to, inter alia, the CNS while substantially reducing unwanted and potentially harmful systemic exposure. The preferred administration of the invention applies the vasoconstrictor(s) and/or therapeutic compound(s) to the upper third of the nasal cavity, though application to the lower two-thirds of the nasal cavity is also within the scope of the invention.12-11-2008
20080305076METHOD OF INDUCING MEMORY B CELL DEVELOPMENT AND TERMINAL DIFFERENTIATION - A method is disclosed herein for inducing differentiation of a B cell progenitor into a memory B cells and/or a plasma cell. The method includes contacting a population of cells including a mature B cell or a B cell progenitor with an effective amount of IL-21, and isolating memory B cells or plasma cells. In one embodiment, the B cell progenitor is an immature B cell. A method is also disclosed for enhancing an immune response. The method includes contacting a population of cells including a B cell progenitor with an effective amount of IL-21, and isolating memory B cells or plasma cells. The memory B cells and/or the plasma cell are then introduced into the subject to enhance the immune response. A method is also disclosed for treating a subject with a condition comprising a specific deficiency of at least one of memory B cells and plasma cells. A method is disclosed for identifying an agent with a physiological effect on one or more of a memory B cell and a plasma cell differentiation. A method is also disclosed for identifying agents that inhibit an activity of IL-21. Methods are also disclosed for inducing apoptosis of a B cell and for decreasing the number of B cells. A method is also described for producing a B cell hybridoma.12-11-2008
20080305075Treatment of Hyperproliferative Diseases with Vinca Alkaloid N-Oxide and Analogs - The present invention relates to vinca alkaloid and analog N-oxides having activity for treating hyperproliferative disorders. Further, the invention relates to pharmaceutical compositions and methods of using vinca alkaloid and analog N-oxides, alone or in combination with one or more other active agents or treatments, to treat hyperproliferative disorders.12-11-2008
20120237477METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR TREATING POST-MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION DAMAGE - Methods and compositions for treating post-myocardial infarction damage are herein disclosed. In some embodiments, a carrier with a treatment agent may be fabricated. The carrier can be formulated from a bioerodable, sustained-release substance. The resultant loaded carrier may then be suspended in at least one component of a two-component matrix system for simultaneous delivery to a post-myocardial infarction treatment area.09-20-2012
20120237476Pharmaceutical Compositions for Sustained Release Delivery of Peptides - The present invention provides methods of forming a solid, biodegradable implant in-situ in a body by administering a liquid pharmaceutical composition comprising an effective amount of a biocompatible, water-insoluble, biodegradable polymer and an effective amount of a therapeutic peptide covalently modified with one or more lipophilic or amphiphilic moieties, which are dissolved or dispersed in a biocompatible, water-soluble organic solvent. This invention also provides related compositions and methods.09-20-2012
20120237475Novel Inhibitors - Novel heterocyclic derivatives of formula (I):09-20-2012
20120237474FLUORINATED DIARYL UREA DERIVATIVES - This invention relates to novel diaryl urea compounds, their derivatives, and pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof. This invention also provides compositions comprising a compound of this invention and the use of such compositions in methods of treating diseases and conditions that are beneficially treated by administering an inhibitor of multiple kinases.09-20-2012
20130164257MULTI-LEVEL SPECIFIC TARGETING OF CANCER CELLS - A compound comprising, in combination: a cell surface binding ligand or internalizing factor, such as an IL-13Rα2 binding ligand; at least one effector molecule (e.g., one, two, three or more effector molecules); optionally but preferably, a cytosol localization element covalently coupled between said binding ligand and said at least one effector molecule; and a subcellular compartment localization signal element covalently coupled between said binding ligand and said at least one effector molecule (and preferably with said cytosol localization element between said binding ligand and said subcellular compartment localization signal element). Methods of using such compounds and formulations containing the same are also described.06-27-2013
20110027225MN/CA IX and EGFR Pathway Inhibition - The invention is based upon the discovery that the EGFR pathway can stimulate a previously unknown tumorigenic function of CA IX, via phosphorylation of the sole tyrosine residue present in CA IX's intracellular domain. EGFR-phosphorylated CA IX then interacts with the p85 subunit of PI3K to activate Akt, which in turn is associated with anti-apototic function and increased cell survival. The latter finding indicates that there is a positive feedback loop for CA9 expression mediated by the PI3K pathway in preneoplastic/neoplastic diseases. Disclosed herein are novel therapeutic methods for treating preneoplastic/neoplastic diseases associated with abnormal MN/CA IX expression, using EGFR pathway inhibitors. Preferably, the EGFR pathway inhibitors are tyrosine kinase inhibitors or EGFR-specific antibodies. Further disclosed are methods for patient therapy selection for EGFR pathway inhibitors, preferably in combination with other cancer therapies, based on detection of abnormal MN/CA9 gene expression in preneoplastic/neoplastic tissues.02-03-2011
20090074713DENDRITIC CELL TUMOR INJECTION (DCTI) THERAPY - The invention relates to a method of treating tumor cells within a patient wherein immature dendritic cells developed from the patient's monocyte cells and a lymphocyte cultured medium (LCM) adjuvant are introduced into the patient directly into the patient's tumor cells. The immature dendritic cells and LCM adjuvant combine with the antigens in the tumor cells to form a cancer vaccine, thereby immediately treating the tumor cells of the patient. The invention also provides a precursor treatment step of treating the patient with radiation therapy or a chemotherapy regimen.03-19-2009
20100284965COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR ADOPTIVE AND ACTIVE IMMUNOTHERAPY - Modular aAPCs and methods of their manufacture and use are provided. The modular aAPCs are constructed from polymeric microparticles. The aAPCs include encapsulated cytokines and coupling agents which modularly couple functional elements including T cell receptor activators, co-stimulatory molecules and adhesion molecules to the particle. The ability of these aAPCs to release cytokines in a controlled manner, coupled with their modular nature and ease of ligand attachment, results in an ideal, tunable APC capable of stimulating and expanding primary T cells.11-11-2010
20090175819MOLECULE AND CHIMERIC MOLECULES THEREOF - The present invention relates generally to the fields of proteins, diagnostics, therapeutics and nutrition. More particularly, the present invention provides an isolated protein molecule that comprises a dimeric 4-helix bundle, such as IFN-a2B, IFN-b1, IFN-g, IL-10 or its receptor, such as IFNAR2, IL-10Ra or chimeric molecules thereof comprising at least a portion of the protein molecule, such as IFN-a2B-Fc, IFN-b1-Fc, IFN-g-Fc, IFNAR2-Fc, IL-IO-Fc, IL-10Ra-Fc; wherein the protein or chimeric molecule thereof has a profile of measurable physiochemical parameters, wherein the profile is indicative of, associated with or forms the basis of one or more pharmacological traits. The present invention further contemplates the use of the isolated protein or chimeric molecule thereof in a range of diagnostic, prophylactic, therapeutic, nutritional and/or research applications.07-09-2009
20090035260ENHANCED NASAL COMPOSITION OF ACTIVE PEPTIDE - A pharmaceutical composition has a therapeutically effective amount of at least one of: a pharmaceutically active nasal peptide, its pharmaceutically acceptable salt and its peptidic fragment. The composition also contains an absorbefacient effective amount of THAM in a pharmaceutically acceptable, aqueous liquid diluent or carrier. The composition is provided in a convenient form for nasal administration. In one embodiment, the peptidic fragment may be selected physiologically active lymphokines and monokines, peptidic enzymes, proteic vaccines, peptidic toxoids and personalized proteins derived from genoma. In another embodiment, the peptidic fragment may be selected from the peptide hormones and hormone antagonists buserelin, desmopressin, vasopressin, angiotensin, felypressin, octreotide, somatropin, thyrotropin (TSH), somatostatin, gosereline, thryptorelin and insulin selected from the group consisting of cow and pig, synthetic and recombinant.02-05-2009
20110280828METHODS FOR TREATMENT OF MICROBIAL DISORDERS - The present invention relates to compositions and methods for treatment of microbial disorder by modulation of the host immune response. More particularly, the present invention relates to compositions that mediate an anti-microbial immune response, and methods of treating a microbial infection using such compositions.11-17-2011
20120189577USE OF IL-12 TO INCREASE SURVIVAL FOLLOWING ACUTE EXPOSURE TO IONIZING RADIATION - The present invention is directed to methods of increasing survival following exposure to non-therapeutic radiation comprising administration of IL-12.07-26-2012
20100221208Treatment and Diagnostic Methods for Fibrosis Related Disorders - The present invention relates to the ability of SAP to suppress fibrocytes. It also relates to the ability of IL-12, laminin-1, cross-linked IgG and IgG aggregates to suppress fibrocytes. Methods and compositions for suppressing fibrocytes using these proteins are provided. These methods are useful in a variety of applications including treatment and prevention of fibrosing diseases such as scleroderma, pulmonary fibrosis and asthma. Finally, the invention includes assays for detecting the ability of various agents to modulate differentiation into fibrocytes. Such assays may also be used to diagnose scleroderma, pulmonary fibrosis, or other fibrosing diseases.09-02-2010
20080274079De novo synthesis of glucocorticoids in the epidermis and its uses and applications - The present invention relates to methods and compositions that control, i.e., antagonize/inhibit or agonize/stimulate, de novo glucocorticoid production in the skin. Such methods and compositions can be used for the prevention and/or treatment of a variety of skin conditions, including inflammation, acute wounds, chronic non-healing wounds, keloid, fibrotic or hypertrophic scars, and epithelial-derived cancer.11-06-2008
20090010876VISFATIN AND USES THEREOF - The invention is directed to methods for treating, inhibiting or prevent the incidence of vascular disease in a subject or in a non-human animal by administering visfatin. Particularly, the invention provides for methods to prevent phagocyte cell death due to ER-stress by the administration of visfatin. The invention also encompasses methods for identifying a visfatin polypeptide or a visfatin nucleic acid capable of treating a vascular disease as well as pharmaceutical compositions comprising visfatin.01-08-2009
20090136445SUSTAINED RELEASE EYE DROP FORMULATIONS - This invention provides for biocompatible, biodegradable eye drop pharmaceutical formulations useful for the treatment of ocular indications. In particular, tocopherols and their esters of low water solubility, notably α-tocopheryl acetate, are exceptional vehicles for biocompatible, nonirritating topical eye drop formulations that provide sustained release of active agents.05-28-2009
20100266534Human Lymphocyte Vaccine Adjuvant - The present invention relates to an adjuvant derived from human lymphocytes. The adjuvant can be used in combination with traditional vaccines or cancer immunotherapy, to enhance the response of the patient's immune system to the vaccine or other immunotherapeutic agent. The adjuvant is derived from the supernatant collected from cultured activated lymphocytes.10-21-2010
20100266533Death Domain Containing Receptors - The present invention relates to novel Death Domain Containing Receptor (DR3 and DR3-V1) proteins that are members of the tumor necrosis factor (TNF) receptor family. In particular, isolated nucleic acid molecules are provided encoding the human DR3 and DR3-V1 proteins. DR3 and DR3-V1 polypeptides are also provided, as are vectors, host cells and recombinant methods for producing the same. Also provided are antibodies and fragments thereof that bind to polypeptides of the invention. The invention further relates to screening methods for identifying agonists and antagonists of DR3 and DR3-V1 activity.10-21-2010
20090297472Hepatitis C Virus Inhibitors - Hepatitis C virus inhibitors having the general formula12-03-2009
20110123491METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR IMMUNIZATION AGAINST CHLAMYDIAL INFECTION AND DISEASE - The present invention provides 05-26-2011
20100183543METHOD FOR THE TREATMENT OF RADIATION-INDUCED NEUTROPENIA BY ADMINISTRATION OF A MULTI-PEGYLATED GRANULOCYTE COLONY STIMULATING FACTOR (G-CSF) VARIANT - The invention relates to a method for treating or preventing radiation-induced neutropenia in a patient exposed to radiation by administering to the patient a multi-PEGylated granulocyte colony stimulating factor (G-CSF) variant.07-22-2010
20110300103HETEROCYCLIC ANTIVIRAL COMPOUNDS - Method for treating an HCV infection and inhibiting HCV replication with a compound of formula I wherein R12-08-2011
20120070406THERAPEUTIC PROTEIN COMPOSITIONS HAVING REDUCED IMMUNOGENICITY AND/OR IMPROVED EFFICACY - The present invention provides methods for reducing and/or evaluating the immunogenic potential of a therapeutic protein preparation. The present invention further provides pharmaceutical compositions of therapeutic proteins and methods of treatment with the same, the compositions having low immunogenic potential and/or improved efficacy. The invention achieves these goals by evaluating therapeutic protein preparations for subvisible protein particulates, which can contribute significantly to the overall immunogenic potential of the protein preparation. Further, by maintaining the content of such subvisible protein particulates to below an immunogenic threshold level, the resulting pharmaceutical composition is less likely to result in a loss of tolerance (e.g., upon repeated administration), thereby improving both the safety and efficacy profile of the therapeutic.03-22-2012
20110097302IL-1RA-POLYMER CONJUGATES - This invention relates to protein-polymer conjugates described in the specification. Also disclosed are a method for preparing a protein-polymer conjugate and using such a conjugate in treating various immune disorders.04-28-2011
20110318303IL-10 AND METHODS OF TREATING OCULAR AND OTHER DISEASES - Disclosed herein TPV1 is a method of treating ocular and systemic conditions by administering IL-10 and TPV134R polypeptides.12-29-2011
20110300102COMPOSITION FOR SKIN REGENERATION, CONTAINING A SECRETION IN THE CULTURE OF AN EMBRYONIC STEM CELL-DERIVED ENDOTHELIAL PROGENITOR CELL OR FRACTIONS THEREOF, AND USE THEREOF - The present invention relates to a composition for skin regeneration, using a culture medium or a secretion in the culture of an embryonic stem cell-derived endothelial progenitor cell, and to the use thereof. As the present invention uses the secretion in the culture as a medicine and not the embryonic stem cell-derived endothelial progenitor cell itself, the risk of teratoma formation is prevented, and angiogenic activity is promoted to achieve improved effectiveness in healing wounds and burn wounds. The composition of the present invention, when used as a material in cosmetics, increases collagen synthesis and thus prevents skin aging. Particularly, the composition of the present invention in which the secretion in the culture is concentrated into a high concentration provides superior wound-healing effects as compared to a conventional human growth hormone (hGH).12-08-2011
20110300101Methods for treating viral infection using IL-28 and IL-29 Cysteine mutants - IL-28A, IL-28B, IL-29, and certain mutants thereof have been shown to have antiviral activity on a spectrum of viral species. Of particular interest is the antiviral activity demonstrated on viruses that infect liver, such as hepatitis B virus and hepatitis C virus. In addition, IL-28A, IL-28B, IL-29, and mutants thereof do not exhibit some of the antiproliferative activity on hematopoietic cells that is observed with interferon treatment. Without the immunosuppressive effects accompanying interferon treatment, IL-28A, IL-28B, and IL-29 will be useful in treating immunocompromised patients for viral infections.12-08-2011
20110300100IL-11 MUTEINS - The present invention relates generally to the treatment of an interleukin-11 (IL-11)-mediated condition. More particularly, the present invention provides the use of modified forms of IL-11 which modulate IL-11 signaling in the treatment of IL-11-mediated conditions.12-08-2011
20110300099MULTI-LEVEL SPECIFIC TARGETING OF CANCER CELLS - A compound comprising, in combination: a cell surface binding ligand or internalizing factor, such as an IL-13Rα2 binding ligand; at least one effector molecule (e.g., one, two, three or more effector molecules); optionally but preferably, a cytosol localization element covalently coupled between said binding ligand and said at least one effector molecule; and a subcellular compartment localization signal element covalently coupled between said binding ligand and said at least one effector molecule (and preferably with said cytosol localization element between said binding ligand and said subcellular compartment localization signal element). Methods of using such compounds and formulations containing the same are also described.12-08-2011
20110300098METHODS OF TREATING CANCER USING IL-21 AND MONOCLONAL ANTIBODY THERAPY - Methods for treating cancer by co-administering a therapeutic monoclonal antibody with IL-21 are described. Exemplary monoclonal antibodies that can be used are rituximab, trastuzumab and anti-CTLA-4 antibodies. The enhanced antitumor of the combination therapy is particularly useful for patient populations that are recalcitrant to monoclonal therapy, relapse after treatment with monoclonal antibodies or where the enhanced IL-21 antitumor effect reduces toxicities associated with treatment using the monoclonal antibodies.12-08-2011
20110300097Method And Composition For The Treatment Of Moderate To Severe Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca - The present invention relates to topical ophthalmic compositions for treating or preventing epithelial lesions or ophthalmic disorders, including dry eye or keratoconjunctivitis sicca.12-08-2011
20090202474EXPRESSION OF ORPHAN GPR64 IN INFLAMMATORY DISEASES - Methods of screening for agents for treating inflammatory diseases are provided. The methods involve screening for agents that modulate the activity or expression of GPR64, which has been discovered herein to play a role in inflammatory diseases. Methods for treating an inflammatory disease, as well as methods of modulating the activity or expression of GPR64, methods of screening for an inflammatory disease in a subject, pharmaceutical compositions, a nucleic acid variant, and antibodies are also provided.08-13-2009
20090202473COMBINATION OF AN ANTI-EDB FIBRONECTIN ANTIBODY-IL-2 FUSION PROTEIN, AND A MOLECULE BINDING TO B CELLS, B CELL PROGENITORS AND/OR THEIR CANCEROUS COUNTERPART - The present invention relates to a combination of an anti-EDb fibronectin antibody-IL-2 fusion protein, and a molecule binding to B cells, B cell progenitors and/or their cancerous counterpart and uses thereof.08-13-2009
20110286961Hepatitis C Virus Inhibitors - The present disclosure relates to compounds, compositions and methods for the treatment of Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. Also disclosed are pharmaceutical compositions containing such compounds and methods for using these compounds in the treatment of HCV infection.11-24-2011
20090263350COSMETIC AND DERMATOLOGICAL METHODS - The present invention relates to cosmetic and dermatological methods for treating cellulite, reducing signs of aging skin, and treating stretch marks, the methods comprising applying/administering to the skin of a subject in need thereof the compositions comprising interleukin-1 alpha.10-22-2009
20110293559CATABOLIC AGENTS - This invention relates to the use of agents which are capable of the catabolism of components of cartilage extracellular matrix to promote cartilage regeneration within cartilage pathologies and to promote cartilage integration within focal defects.12-01-2011
20110293558MATERIAL PROPERTIES OF T CELLS AND RELATED METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS - The invention in some aspects relates to methods, devices and compositions for evaluating material properties, such as mechanical and rheological properties of substances, particularly biological substances, such as cells, tissues, and biological fluids. In some aspects, the invention relates to methods, devices and compositions for evaluating material properties of deformable objects, such as cells. In further aspects, the invention relates to methods, devices and compositions for diagnosing and/or characterizing disease based on material properties of biological cells.12-01-2011
20110293562USE OF CARDIOTROPHIN-1 FOR THE TREATMENT OF METABOLIC DISEASES - The invention is related to the use of cardiotrophin-1 (CT-1) for the treatment of obesity and associated disorders: hyperglycaemias, insulin resistance, development of type 2 diabetes and dyslipemias and given its anorexigenic role, fat oxidation stimulant, hypoglycaemic, sensitizing agent of the action of insulin on a skeletal muscle level and inhibitor of the intestinal transport of glucose by enterocytes.12-01-2011
20110293561ANTI-KIR COMBINATION TREATMENTS AND METHODS - Compositions comprising anti-KIR antibodies and one or more secondary anti-cancer agents or anti-viral agents and methods of using such combinations (as combination compositions or in separate administration protocols) in the treatment of cancers (e.g., lung cancer) or viral infection (e.g., HIV or HCV infection) are provided.12-01-2011
20110293560METHOD FOR DETERMINING IMMUNE SYSTEM ACTIVITY AND MEDICAMENT FOR INFLUENCING SAME - A method for the determination of the state of the immune system, e.g. the state of activity and activation, respectively, of the immune system, using the determination of presence of a blood or peripheral mononuclear cell or plasma marker. The marker can be determined directly, e.g. by determination of its titre using a specific antibody against the marker, or indirectly, e.g. by the determination of the mRNA encoding the marker. Further, the invention relates to the use of the protein corresponding to the marker analysed in the analytical method, as a medicament, especially for influencing, e.g. for activating the immune system, more specifically for activating the cytotoxicity of NK cells as well as for activating the cytotoxicity and the proliferation of T-cells.12-01-2011
20110293557CONJUGATES FOR THE ADMINISTRATION OF BIOLOGICALLY ACTIVE COMPOUNDS - The invention relates to a conjugate that comprises an Apo A molecule or a functionally equivalent variant thereof and a compound of therapeutic interest wherein both components are covalently coupled as well as to the use of said conjugates in therapy for the specific targeting of said compounds to those tissues showing specific binding sites for the ApoA molecule.12-01-2011
20090274651Therapeutic agent for infections, and treatment method using the same - (Problems) To provide a therapeutic agent for infections comprising granulysin as an active ingredient which has little side effect and no cytotoxicity and to which bacteria can hardly acquire resistance, and a treatment method using the same. 11-05-2009
20080286229METHOD TO PROMOTE HAIR GROWTH AND/OR DELAY OR TREAT HAIR LOSS BY ADMINISTERING A TGF-BETA ANTAGONIST OR INHIBITOR - The present invention provides methods for promoting hair growth and/or treating or preventing hair loss (alopecia) by contacting the cells with a TGF-β antagonist or inhibitor either alone or in combination with other alopecia-inhibiting compounds.11-20-2008
20090285778USE OF INTERLEUKIN-19 TO TREAT CERVICAL CANCER - The present invention relates to the anti-cancer activity of IL-19 polypeptide molecules. IL-19 is a cytokine involved in inflammatory processes and human disease. The present invention includes Use of IL-19 for decreasing proliferation of cervical cancer cells, treating cervical cancer, amongst other uses disclosed. IL-19 polypeptides can be administered alone, or can be fused to cytotoxic moieties, and can be administered in conjunction with radiation or chemotherapeutic agents.11-19-2009
20090280081JAK/STAT pathway inhibitors and uses thereof - The role of the JAK/STAT signal transduction pathway cellular mechanisms that lead to the onset and progression of degenerative joint diseases or disorders such as osteoarthritis (OA) is disclosed. Certain known effective OA therapeutics such as hymenialdisine, debromohymenialdisine, and its variants and derivatives are shown to function as JAK3-specific inhibitors, which downregulate steady state mRNA levels of key cellular components involved in cartilage degradation. Another JAK3-specific inhibitor, not previously known as an OA therapeutic, is shown to downregulate steady state mRNA levels of various cellular components involved in cartilage degradation in a manner identical to that of the known OA therapeutics.11-12-2009
20090035258METHODS OF TREATING CANCER BY ADMINISTERING HUMAN IL-18 COMBINATIONS - The present invention relates generally to the use of human IL-18 combinations in the treatment of various forms of solid tumors and lymphomas. In particular, the present invention relates to: (1) combinations of human IL-18 with monoclonal antibodies against antigens that are expressed on the surface of cancer cells; and (2) combinations of human IL-18 with chemotherapeutic agents.02-05-2009
20080286228Compositions and methods for enhancing immune responses mediated by antigen-presenting cells - Molecular adjuvants are disclosed comprising an antigen presenting cell-targeting ligand linked to an immunogen, e.g. tumor associated antigens, bacterial or viral antigens. The ligand and the immunogen are linked via a cleavable linker such as a protease-sensitive oligopeptide, to facilitate processing of the adjuvant by the antigen presenting cell. Methods are disclosed for delivery of these molecular adjuvants to patients, resulting in the transduction of activating signals to the targeted antigen presenting cell, thereby enhancing the immune response to the co-delivered immunogen.11-20-2008
20100266530FcRN ANTIBODIES AND USES THEREOF - In certain embodiments, this present invention provides polypeptide compositions (e.g., antibodies and antigen binding portions thereof that bind to FcRn), and methods for modulating FcRn activity. In other embodiments, the present invention provides methods and compositions for treating autoimmune disorders.10-21-2010
20100158857Compositions and methods for the inhibition of endothelial nitric oxide synthase activity - The present invention relates to the treatment and prevention of the toxic effects associated with increased nitric oxide synthase activity in endothelial cells. In particular, the present invention relates to compounds and methods of treatment that inhibit the nitric oxide synthases present in endothelial cells and methods for treating diseases using such compounds and methods.06-24-2010
20090169503DNA-BASED VACCINATION OF RETROVIRAL-INFECTED INDIVIDUALS UNDERGOING TREATMENT - This invention provides DNA vaccines for the treatment of patients undergoing retroviral therapy. The vaccines are surprisingly effective at controlling viremia.07-02-2009
20090035259GROUP A STREPTOCOCCAL VACCINES - The present invention provides methods for eliciting an immune response against Group A streptococci, comprising use of recombinant fusion polypeptides, and compositions thereof, that include a multivalent immunogenic portion of at least two immunogenic polypeptides from Group A streptococci M proteins (which are capable of stimulating a protective immune response against Group A streptococci), and a reiterated polypeptide from the immunogenic portion carboxy-terminal to the immunogenic portion, wherein the carboxy-terminal polypeptide is not required to stimulate an immune response against Group A streptococci.02-05-2009
20090297471Methods For Autologous Stem Cell Transplantation - Materials and methods for obtaining populations of lymphocytes and administering the population of lymphocytes to a subject are disclosed herein. In particular, disclosed herein are materials and methods for obtaining lymphocyte populations that contain at least about 0.5×1012-03-2009
20080274077Method for Treating Neurological Disorders - The present invention is based on the discovery that suppressing the activity of the Nogo receptor (NgR) alone does not result in extensive axon regeneration unless the intrinsic growth program of neurons is also activated Accordingly, the present invention is directed to methods of stimulating axon regeneration using a combination therapy wherein agents that inhibit NgR activity or downstream pathways activated by inhibitory signals are combined with agents that activate the growth pathway of neurons (e.g. polypeptide growth factors, activators of macrophages, purine nucleosides, or hexoses).11-06-2008
20100266531IL-17 BINDING PROTEINS - Proteins that bind IL-17 and/or IL-17F are described along with there use in composition and methods for treating, preventing, and diagnosing IL-17 related diseases and for detecting IL-17 in cells, tissues, samples, and compositions.10-21-2010
20120189578COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR POTENTIATING INTERLEUKIN-35 - Compositions and methods are provided for potentiating activity of interleukin-35 (IL-35). Such compositions and methods include administering therapeutically effective amounts of non-blocking IL-35 binding agents. The non-blocking IL-35 binding agents do not block the binding of IL-35 to its target(s). Also provided are methods to identify non-blocking IL-35 binding agents that enhance IL-35 activity.07-26-2012
20090123415DIAGNOSIS, TREATMENT, AND PREVENTION OF VASCULAR DISORDERS USING IL-1 AUTOANTIBODIES - Methods of detecting individuals at risk for atherosclerosis and related vascular diseases involving the detection of IL-1α autoantibodies, as well as therapeutic methods to prevent or treat atherosclerosis and related vascular disease by administering a pharmaceutical composition comprising IL-1α autoantibodies.05-14-2009
20110217260METHOD OF ENHANCING EYELASH AND EYE BROW HAIR GROWTH - A method of enhancing eyelash and eye brow hair growth utilizes insulin and/or IFG-1 alone or in combination with other known hair growth promoting therapeutic, pharmaceutical, biochemical and biological agents to increase the effect of various therapeutic hair regrowth strategies to enhance eyelash and eye brow hair growth.09-08-2011
20110217259IL-16 as a target for diagnosis and therapy of hematological malignancies and solid tumors - The present invention relates to the field of diagnosis and therapy of hematological malignancies, such as multiple myeloma, as well as solid tumors based on cytokine interleukin-16 (IL-16) and agents specifically targeting this antigen or cells expressing the same, e.g., antibodies. The inventors were able to prove that IL-16 is expressed and secreted at high levels by myeloma cells. Most importantly, the inventors have demonstrated for the first time that IL-16 supports the proliferation of the malignant cells. Therefore, this cytokine represents a particularly advantageous target in cancer therapy and diagnosis.09-08-2011
20090285775TREATMENT OF WOUNDS USING IL-17B - IL-17B is known to stimulate the proliferation of chondrocytes, bone, and is highly expressed in nervous tissue, resulting in repair of diseased tissue. When IL-17B is absent a marked negative effect on wound healing is noted. The present invention comprises providing IL-17B, by topical, parental, or other administration means, in order to accelerate the wound healing process. The present invention further encompasses a pharmaceutical composition and formulations thereof that utilize IL-17B, either alone or in combination with other cytokines or growth factors known to aid wound healing. The invention also contemplates methods of treating wounds in patients using this pharmaceutical composition.11-19-2009
20090226397COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR REDUCING THE LIKELIHOOD OF IMPLANTATION FAILURE OR MISCARRIAGE 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).09-10-2009
20090220452Method Of Producing A Modified (POLY) Peptide - This invention relates to a method of producing a modified (poly)peptide, said method comprising the step of modifying in an organic solvent a crown ether-bound (poly)peptide at one or more carboxylic groups by esterification or thioesterification and/or at the amino group of the N-terminal amino acid by amidation or alkylation. Furthermore provided are (poly)peptides and antibodies obtainable with the method of the invention as well as medical uses thereof.09-03-2009
20110217263EXPANSION OF HAEMOPOIETIC PRECURSORS - The present invention relates to a method of transplanting haematopoietic precursor cells into a subject in need thereof which involves culturing the haematopoietic precursor cells in the presence of a population of cells enriched for STRO-109-08-2011
20110217264METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR DELIVERY OF EXOGENOUS FACTORS TO NERVIOUS SYSTEM SITES - The present invention relates to treatment methods and methods for sustained delivery of one or more exogenous factors to desired nervous system sites. In certain embodiments, the invention relates to the use of biodegradable microspheres to deliver exogenous factors, such as the morphogenic factor, sonic hedgehog (Shh), to the site of spinal cord injury. In certain embodiments, the Shh-releasing microspheres are administered together with stem cells, which may be spinal cord neural stem cells. In certain embodiments, the invention relates to regrowth of neural cells in both the central and peripheral nervous systems.09-08-2011
20110217261COMBINATION PHARMACEUTICAL AGENTS AS INHIBITORS OF HCV REPLICATION - The present invention relates to pharmaceutical agents administered to a subject either in combination or in series for the treatment of a flaviviridae viral infection, for example, hepatitis C virus (HCV), wherein treatment comprises administering a compound effective to inhibit the function of the HCV NS5A protein and an additional compound or combinations of compounds having anti-HCV activity.09-08-2011
20110262384Pharmaceutical Polypeptide Dry Powder Aerosol Formulation and Method of Preparation - Dispersible powder compositions suitable for inhalation are disclosed, the compositions including a human interleukin mutein (mhIL-4).10-27-2011
20090130055Use of a Cytokine From the Interleukin-6 Family In the Preparation of a Composition For Combined Administration With Interferon-Alpha - The invention relates to the use of at least one cytokine from the IL-6 family −gp130, preferably selected from among IL-11, the leukaemia inhibitory factor (LIF), oncostatin M (OSM), cardiotrophin-1, ciliary neurotrophic factor (CNTF), the cardiotrophin-like cytokine (CLC) and combinations thereof or a DNA sequence encoding same, in the preparation of a pharmaceutical composition which is intended for combined administration with at least one IFN-α or a DNA sequence encoding same, for use in the treatment of viral diseases. The invention also relates to a pharmaceutical composition comprising a pharmaceutically-acceptable quantity of at least one cytokin from the IL-6 family −gp130 or a DNA sequence encoding same and a pharmaceutically-acceptable quantity of at least one IFN-α or a DNA sequence encoding same, a pharmaceutical kit and a method for the treatment of viral diseases with the combined administration of the aforementioned cytokines and IFN-α.05-21-2009
20090074710METHOD OF TREATMENT USING A CYTOKINE ABLE TO BIND IL-18BP TO INHIBIT THE ACTIVITY OF A SECOND CYTOKINE - The present invention relates to the use of a cytokine-1, preferably from the IL-1 family more preferably IL-1F7b, or an isoform, mutein, fused protein, functional derivative or fragment thereof capable of binding to IL-18BP or a mutein, fused protein, functional derivative or fragment thereof and capable of inhibiting a receptor of a cytokine-2, cytokine-2 being a member of the IL-1 family, preferably IL-18, in the manufacture of a medicament for the treatment or prevention of a disease which is caused or aggravated by inducing said receptor of cytokine-2.03-19-2009
20110195048REGULATION OF LYMPHOCYTES AND USES THEREFOR - Compositions comprising TNF receptor super-family member 25 (TNFR25) agents, attenuate Treg activity and, by comparison with other TNFR members, only weakly costimulates T effector cell (Teff) activity. Alternatively spliced TNFR25 modulates the functional effects of TNFR25 signaling These agents have a wide therapeutic applicability in the treatment of diseases by modulating immune responses. In addition these agents can be used in conjunction with vaccines to enhance the immune response.08-11-2011
20090130056Compounds for the Treatment of Hepatitis C - The invention encompasses compounds of formula I as well as compositions and methods of using the compounds. The compounds have activity against hepatitis C virus (HCV) and are useful in treating those infected with HCV.05-21-2009
20100111899Materials and Methods for Immunizing Against FIV Infection - The subject invention pertains to methods and compositions for protecting feline animals from infection by FIV using immunogens derived from primate immunodeficiency viruses, including HIV and SIV. Methods for vaccinating feline animals with the subject vaccine compositions are described. Feline animals vaccinated according to the methods and compositions of the subject invention exhibit protective humoral and cellular immune responses to FIV when challenged with FIV.05-06-2010
20100111897Methods and Compositions Useful for Diabetic Wound Healing - The invention provides compositions and methods useful for treating wounds and enhancing wound healing, particularly for diabetic wound healing.05-06-2010
20100111900HETEROCYCLIC ANTIVIRAL COMPOUNDS - Compounds having the formula I wherein R05-06-2010
20100111898CONJOINT THERAPY FOR TREATING FIBROTIC DISEASES - The present invention relates to improved methods of treating fibrotic or fibroproliferative disorders. Conjoint therapies are provided comprising the combination of one or more fibrocyte suppressors and one or more profibrotic factor antagonists or anti-fibrotic agents.05-06-2010
20110268697Hepatitis C Virus Inhibitors - The present disclosure relates to compounds, compositions and methods for the treatment of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. Also disclosed are pharmaceutical compositions containing such compounds and methods for using these compounds in the treatment of HCV infection.11-03-2011
20110262393COMPOSITION COMPRISING MESENCHYMAL STEM CELLS OR CULTURE SOLUTION OF MESENCHYMAL STEM CELLS FOR THE PREVENTION OR TREATMENT OF NEURAL DISEASES - Provided are a pharmaceutical composition for prevention and treatment of a neural disease including at least one selected from the group consisting of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs), a culture solution of the MSCs, activin A, PF4, decorin, galectin 3, GDF15, glypican 3, MFRP, ICAM5, IGFBP7, PDGF-AA, SPARCL1, thrombospondin-1, WISP1, progranulin, IL-4, a factor inducing expression thereof, and any combination thereof, and a method therefor.10-27-2011
20090142294PARAMETER SELECTED GM-CSF, IL-3, IL-4, IL-5 AND CHIMERAS THEREOF FOR THERAPEUTIC AND DIAGNOSTIC PURPOSES - The present invention relates generally to the fields of proteins, diagnostics, therapeutics and nutrition. More particularly, the present invention provides an isolated protein molecule in or related to the short chain 4 helix bundle superfamily such as GM-CSF, IL-3, IL-4 and IL-5 or chimeric molecules thereof comprising at least a portion of the protein molecule, such as GM-CSF-Fc, IL-3-Fc, IL-4-Fc and IL-5-Fc; wherein the protein or chimeric molecule thereof has a profile of measurable physiochemical parameters, wherein the profile is indicative of, associated with or forms the basis of one or more pharmacological traits. The present invention further contemplates the use of the isolated protein or chimeric molecule thereof in a range of diagnostic, prophylactic, therapeutic, nutritional and/or research applications.06-04-2009
20090148402THERAPY OF NON-MALIGNANT DISEASES OR DISORDERS WITH ANTI-ERBB2 ANTIBODIES - The present application describes treatment of non-malignant indications, such as psoriasis, endometriosis, scleroderma, vascular diseases or disorders, respiratory disease, colon polyps or fibroadenoma, with anti-ErbB2 antibodies (e.g. rhuMAb 2C4).06-11-2009
20090148403Interleukin-9 Antagonist Muteins and Their Pharmacological Methods of Use - This invention relates to IL-9 muteins that inhibit the activity of wild-type IL-9, multimers and Fc-fusion constructs of IL-9 proteins, and an efficient method to purify IL-9 proteins produced by eukaryotic cells. Related formulations, dosages and methods of administration thereof for therapeutic purposes are also provided. More particularly, these IL-9 muteins, compositions, and methods provide a treatment option for individuals afflicted with conditions where inhibiting IL-9 mediated immune responses would be beneficial, such as allergy, asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (emphysema and chronic bronchitis), pulmonary and gastro-intestinal mucus hyperplasia, inflammation, immunological disorders, leukemia, and lymphoma.06-11-2009
20090148401METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR NEEDLELESS DELIVERY OF BINDING PARTNERS - The present invention relates, in part, to methods and compositions for needleless delivery of macromolecules to a subject. In one aspect, the methods and compositions involve administering to the subject a delivery construct comprising a carrier construct non-covalently bound to a binding partner, wherein the carrier construct comprises a receptor-binding domain, a transcytosis domain, and a macromolecule to which the binding partner non-covalently binds, wherein the binding partner binds to the macromolecule with a K06-11-2009
20110262387METHODS AND MATERIALS FOR REDUCING OR SUPPRESSING AMYLOID DEPOSITION - This document relates to methods and materials for treating diseases and disorders that are caused by or associated with amyloid or amyloid-like proteins, such as Alzheimer's disease. For example, methods and materials for using interleukin-6 to reduce or suppress the deposition of Aβ are provided.10-27-2011
20110262385USE OF INTERLEUKIN-22 IN THE TREATMENT OF FATTY LIVER DISEASE - The present invention relates to use of interleukin-22 (IL-22) for treating fatty liver disease by decreasing the levels of transaminases. The use of IL-22 in decreasing the levels of transaminases is also provided.10-27-2011
20080317708Methods for treating multiple myeloma using 4-(amino)-2-(2,6-dioxo(3-piperidyl))-isoindoline-1,3dione - Methods of treating, preventing and/or managing cancer as well as and diseases and disorders associated with, or characterized by, undesired angiogenesis are disclosed. Specific methods encompass the administration of an immunomodulatory compound alone or in combination with a second active ingredient. The invention further relates to methods of reducing or avoiding adverse side effects associated with chemotherapy, radiation therapy, hormonal therapy, biological therapy or immunotherapy which comprise the administration of an immunomodulatory compound. Pharmaceutical compositions, single unit dosage forms, and kits suitable for use in methods of the invention are also disclosed.12-25-2008
20100266535Compounds Having CRTH2 Antagonist Activity - Compounds of general formula (II)10-21-2010
20100272679COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS OF PROMOTING WOUND HEALING - A method of treating a wound in a subject includes administering directly to the wound or an area proximate the wound an amount of SDF-I effective to promote healing of the wound of the subject.10-28-2010
20100278773Chimeric flavivirus vaccines - A chimeric live, infectious, attenuated virus containing a yellow fever virus, in which the nucleotide sequence for a prM-E protein is either deleted, truncated, or mutated, so that functional prM-E protein is not expressed, and integrated into the genome of the yellow fever virus, a nucleotide sequence encoding a prM-E protein of a second, different flavivirus, so that the prM-E protein of the second flavivirus is expressed.11-04-2010
20100119475NOVEL INHIBITORS OF GLUTAMINYL CYCLASE - Compounds of general formula (I):05-13-2010
201201895763'-[(2Z)-[1-(3,4-DIMETHYLPHENYL)-1,5-DIHYDRO-3-METHYL-5-OXO-4H-PYRAZOL-4-Y- LIDENE]HYDRAZINO]-2'-HYDROXY-[1,1'-BIPHENYL]-3-CARBOXYLIC ACID bis-(MONOETHANOLAMINE) - An improved thrombopoietin mimetic, the bis-(monoethanolamine) salt of 3′-[(2Z)-[1-(3,4-dimethylphenyl)-1,5-dihydro-3-methyl-5-oxo-4H-pyrazol-4-ylidene]hydrazino]-2′-hydroxy-[1,1′-biphenyl]-3-carboxylic acid.07-26-2012
20090311214COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR THE INNATE IMMUNE RESPONSE PATHWAY - Autoimmune diseases are the consequence of complex interactions between a mosaic of host genetic factors and etiologic elements. Celiac disease (CD) is an autoimmune disease prevalent in 1% of the general population, but is unique on two accounts; a) the majority (90%) of individuals with CD have the HLA class II DQ2 allele, the others HLA-DQ8 and b) the etiologic agent is gluten proteins from wheat and related prolamins in barley and rye. The disease process is generally considered to be mediated by T cells that recognize HLA-DQ2 specific peptide sequences in gluten. There is currently no therapeutic treatment for CD. To this end, the inventors have identified a novel therapeutic target for CD and innate immune pathways in other inflammatory conditions.12-17-2009
201200341844'-SUBSTITUTED NUCLEOSIDE DERIVATIVES AS INHIBITORS OF HCV RNA REPLICATION - The present invention relates to the use of nucleoside derivatives of formula I02-09-2012
20090214463Latent phase viral interleukin-10-(VII-10) and uses thereof - The present invention relates to a purified nucleic acid sequence encoding a homologue of human interleukin 10 (IL-10), wherein said IL-10 homologue is expressed during the latent phase of infection by a virus of the herpesvirideae group. The present invention also relates to uses of this polypeptide, in particular for diagnosing disease states and screening for modulator and inhibitor compounds of such polypeptides and in turn the virus itself, screening for infection in vertebrates and biological tissue, cleansing of infected biological tissues, and in the treatment and/or prophylaxis and/or diagnosis of disease caused by a virus of the herpesvirideae group.08-27-2009
20090053169Oligonucleotide Core Carrier Compositions for Delivery of Nucleic Acid-Containing Therapeutic Agents, Methods of Making and Using the Same - The present invention relates, in part, to an oligonucleotide-core carrier comprising a carrier, and oligonucleotide groups covalently linked to the carrier. The oligonucleotide groups are capable of dissociably linking load molecules such as therapeutic agents. The oligonucleotide-core carrier may also comprise protective side chains, and targeting molecules.02-26-2009
20100080771Hepatitis C Virus Inhibitors - Hepatitis C virus inhibitors having the general formula04-01-2010
20100080770Hepatitis C Virus Inhibitors - Hepatitis C virus inhibitors having the general formula04-01-2010
20100098657Method of Treating Cancer with Immunomodulatory Compounds and IgG - Provided herein relates to the field of cancer and its treatment by administering immunomodulatory compounds in combination with other compounds. In particular, a combination of an immunomodulatory compound and an antibody is provided.04-22-2010
20100098658Biopolymer Conjugates Comprising an Interleukin-11 Analog - The present invention provides for biopolymer conjugates of an IL-11 analog (mIL-11) and a biocompatible polymer. The mIL-11 of the invention displays an enhanced resistance to acidolysis and shows increased stability as compared to rhIL-11. The conjugates of the present invention are characterized by a longer serum half-life and exhibit essentially no loss of activity as compared to the corresponding unconjugated mIL-11.04-22-2010
20120107270Immunocytokines In Combination With Anti-ErbB Antibodies For The Treatment Of Cancer - This invention relates to the treatment of cancer using anti-ErbB antibodies, such as cetuximab or trastuzumab, in combination with antibody-interleukin 2 (IL2) conjugates which target tenascin-C.05-03-2012
20120107269THIOPHENE DERIVATIVES - Disclosed is a compound of formula (I),05-03-2012
20120107267INTERLEUKIN-21 VARIANTS HAVING ANTAGONISTIC BINDING TO THE IL-21 RECEPTOR - The invention relates to isolated IL-21 variant peptides having antagonistic binding to the common gamma chain (yC) of the IL-21 receptor, to pharmaceutical compositions comprising said peptides and to the use of said peptides in therapy.05-03-2012
20090142296Method of increasing trafficking of endothelial progenitor cells to ischemia-damaged tissue - This invention provides a method of increasing trafficking of endothelial progenitor cells to ischemia-damaged tissue in a subject comprising administering to the subject an amount of interleukin-8 effective to attract endothelial progenitor cells to the ischemia-damaged tissue.06-04-2009
20090263352METHODS FOR TREATING VIRAL INFECTION USING IL-28 AND IL-29 CYSTEINE MUTANTS - IL-28A, IL-28B, IL-29, and certain mutants thereof have been shown to have antiviral activity on a spectrum of viral species. Of particular interest is the antiviral activity demonstrated on viruses that infect liver, such as hepatitis B virus and hepatitis C virus. In addition, IL-28A, IL-28B, IL-29, and mutants thereof do not exhibit some of the antiproliferative activity on hematopoietic cells that is observed with interferon treatment. Without the immunosuppressive effects accompanying interferon treatment, IL-28A, IL-28B, and IL-29 will be useful in treating immunocompromised patients for viral infections.10-22-2009
20100124543SULPHONAMIDE DERIVATIVES AS PRODRUGS OF ASPARTYL PROTEASE INHIBITORS - The present invention relates to prodrugs of a class of sulfonamides which are aspartyl protease inhibitors. In one embodiment, this invention relates to a novel class of prodrugs of HIV aspartyl protease inhibitors characterized by favorable aqueous solubility, high oral bioavailability and facile in vivo generation of the active ingredient. This invention also relates to pharmaceutical compositions comprising these prodrugs. The prodrugs and pharmaceutical compositions of this invention are particularly well suited for decreasing the pill burden and increasing patient compliance. This invention also relates to methods of treating mammals with these prodrugs and pharmaceutical compositions.05-20-2010
20090142295Anti-Connexin Compounds and Uses Thereof - Methods and compositions for modulating the activities of connexins are provided, including, for example, for use for treatment of cardiovascular, vascular, neurological, for wounds and for other indications. These compounds and methods can be used therapeutically, for example, to reduce the severity of adverse effects associated diseases and disorders where localized disruption in direct cell-cell communication or prevention of hemichannel opening is desirable.06-04-2009
20110268694METHODS FOR TREATING VASCULAR LEAK SYNDROME - Disclosed are methods for treating Vascular Leak Syndrome. Further disclosed are methods for treating vascular leakage due to inflammatory diseases, inter alia, sepsis, lupus, irritable bowel disease. Yet further disclosed are methods for treating renal cell carcinoma and melanoma. Still further disclosed are methods for reducing metastasis of malignant cells and/or preventing the proliferation of carcinoma cells via spreading due to vascular leakage.11-03-2011
20110171170CYTOTOXIC T CELL DEFINED EGFR PEPTIDE AND AN OPTIMIZED DERIVATIVE PEPTIDE - The invention provides a polypeptide having a sequence of amino acids consisting of IXDFGLAKL (SEQ ID NO: 1), as well as a nucleic acid encoding the polypeptide, vector comprising the nucleic acid, cell comprising the vector, and compositions thereof. The invention also provides a method of inducing a T-cell response in a patient with epithelial cancer, and a method inhibiting epithelial cancer, wherein the methods comprise administering the composition of the invention. The invention further provides a method of stimulating a cell with the inventive polypeptide and a cell so stimulated.07-14-2011
20110171171BRIDGED SECONDARY AMINES AND USE THEREOF AS IAP BIR DOMAIN BINDING COMPOUNDS - A compound of Formula 1.1A: 1.1A or salt thereof, as well as methods of making compounds of Formula 1.1A, methods of using compounds of Formula 1.1A to treat proliferative disorders such as cancer, and related compounds, composition, and methods.07-14-2011
20090285776IRREVERSIBLY-INACTIVATED PEPSINOGEN FRAGMENTS FOR MODULATING IMMUNE FUNCTION - Isolated anti-cancer peptides are disclosed which are characterized by the amino acid sequences TLTSGGGAIALPPSMAAPPLGPVAPLTGAIHAPTXG; TLSTATGGAIPPVAAMPPGLVAPTHGPAIHP; CCATSGPCGAVMILTPHLTA; MTLTTGSGAIAPAMPPGLPPHTGAIHAPM; and NXVPVSVEGYXQITLDSITX and a significant in vitro binding affinity for gp96. The peptides exhibit anti-tumor, anti-cancer activity in vivo. Also disclosed is an isolated antiviral peptide is characterized by the amino acid sequence GDEPLENYLDTEYF and a significant in vitro binding affinity for HIV-1 gp 120 and gp 41, and human CD4 cells. The peptide exhibits anti-retroviral activity in vivo, particularly anti-HIV-1 activity.11-19-2009
20090010878Pulsatile dosing of gossypol for treatment of disease - This invention relates to pulsatile dose administration of gossypol or pharmaceutical compositions thereof for treating diseases, disorders and conditions responsive to gossypol, inhibiting the activity of anti-apoptotic Bcl-2 family proteins, inducing apoptosis in cells and increasing the sensitivity of cells to inducers of apoptosis.01-08-2009
20090010874MODIFIED IL-4 MUTEIN RECEPTOR ANTAGONISTS - This invention relates to modified IL-4 mutein receptor antagonists comprising an IL-4 mutein receptor antagonist coupled to polyethylene glycol. Related formulations and dosages and methods of administration thereof for therapeutic purposes are also provided. These modified IL-4 mutein receptor antagonists, compositions and methods provide a treatment option for those individuals afflicted with a respiratory disorder such as asthma by inhibiting IL-4 and IL-13-mediated airway hyperresponsiveness and eosinophilia. More particularly, these antagonists have an increased duration of effect versus unmodified IL-4RA by virtue of a greater plasma half-life.01-08-2009
20090010872Chimeric soluble hyper il-11 and use thereof - The present invention concerns a new designer cytokine termed H11, which is constructed by fusion of two soluble components, soluble interleukin 11 receptor (sIL-11 R) and interleukin 11 (IL-11) using their natural sequence and its use for the production of a medicament for treating or preventing a disease selected from the group consisting of a proliferative disease, a cytopathy, radiation damage, an IL-11 dependent inflammatory disorder, IL-11 dependent degenerative disorder and IL-11 dependent or mediated soft tissue disorder.01-08-2009
20080206191Compounds for the Treatment of Hepatitis C - The invention encompasses compounds of formula I as well as compositions and methods of using the compounds. The compounds have activity against hepatitis C virus (HCV) and are useful in treating those infected with HCV.08-28-2008
20080206189METHOD OF TREATING CANCER BY ADMINISTERING CONJUGATES COMPRISING HUMAN IL-18 AND SUBSTITUTION MUTANTS THEREOF - Human interleukin-18 (IL-18) polypeptides and substitution mutants thereof were conjugated to water-soluble polymers at specific sites on the human IL-18 protein. These conjugated human IL-18 and substitution mutants thereof retain biological activity. These conjugated cytokines demonstrate enhanced and unexpected biological properties when compared to the corresponding unconjugated cytokines.08-28-2008
20090274653INTERLEUKIN-2 MUTANTS WITH REDUCED TOXICITY - Interleukin-2 (IL-2) mutants having reduced toxicity, which include full-length IL-2, truncated forms of IL-2 and forms of IL-2 that are linked to another molecule are disclosed herein. Particular substitutions within IL-2, particularly within the permeability enhancing peptide region of IL-2 achieve substantial reduction of vasopermeability activity as compared to a wildytpe form of the mutant IL-2 while retaining many of the immune activating properties of IL-2. Invention IL-2 mutants can be used to stimulate the immune system of an animal and may be used in the treatment of various disorders and conditions.11-05-2009
20090274652Hepatitis C Virus Inhibitors - Hepatitis C virus inhibitors having the general formula11-05-2009
20090274650INHIBITORS OF ASPARTYL PROTEASE - The present invention relates to a novel class of sulfonamides which are aspartyl protease inhibitors. In one embodiment, this invention relates to a novel class of HIV aspartyl protease inhibitors characterized by specific structural and physicochemical features. This invention also relates to pharmaceutical compositions comprising these compounds. The compounds and pharmaceutical compositions of this invention are particularly well suited for inhibiting HIV-1 and HIV-2 protease activity and consequently, may be advantageously used as anti-viral agents against the HIV-1 and HIV-2 viruses. This invention also relates to methods for inhibiting the activity of HIV aspartyl protease using the compounds of this invention and methods for screening compounds for anti-HIV activity.11-05-2009
20090274648HEPATITIS C VIRUS INHIBITORS - Hepatitis C virus inhibitors having the general formula11-05-2009
20090274647Immunotherapeutic Formulations with Interleukin-2-Neutralizing Capacity - The present invention is related to pharmaceutical compositions based on vaccines and monoclonal antibodies that neutralize the Interleukin-2, which are useful in the treatment of tumors.11-05-2009
20090280082METHODS FOR TREATING AUTOIMMUNE DISORDERS - The present invention relates to methods for treating autoimmune disorders. In an embodiment, the invention is directed to a method for treating an autoimmune disorder comprising administering a TCCR agonist. In an embodiment, the autoimmune disorder is at least partially mediated by a Th1 response. In an embodiment, the autoimmune disorder is at least partially mediated by CD811-12-2009
20090280083Compounds for the Treatment of Hepatitis C - The invention encompasses compounds of formula I as well as compositions and methods of using the compounds. The compounds have activity against hepatitis C virus (HCV) and are useful in treating those infected with HCV.11-12-2009
20090285774Hepatitis C Virus Inhibitors - Hepatitis C virus inhibitors having the general formula11-19-2009
20090104148Treatment and prevention of joint disease - The invention provides compositions and methods for preserving, prolonging, or augmenting joint lubrication by contacting a tissue of a joint such as a knee, elbow, or other articulating joint, with a tribonectin and an inhibitor of a proinflammatory mediator.04-23-2009
20090104147Sialoadhesin-Related Compositions and Methods - Methods of delivering a cargo moiety to a cell is provided according to embodiments of the present invention which includes contacting a cell expressing sialoadhesin with a conjugate including a sialoadhesin binding moiety and a cargo moiety. The sialoadhesin binding moiety binds to the sialoadhesin expressed by the cell and is internalized along with the cargo, delivering the cargo moiety to the cell. Particular methods provided by the present invention include induction or enhancement of sialoadhesin expression in a cell which naturally produces little or no sialoadhesin. Induction or enhancement of sialoadhesin expression includes transfection of a sialoadhesin expression construct and/or administration of an agent effective to induce or enhance sialoadhesin expression. Methods and compositions for stimulating an immune response in a subject are detailed. Particular methods and compositions for stimulating an immune response to a virus are provided by the present invention.04-23-2009
20090285777Uses of Mammalian Cytokine; Related Reagents - Provided are methods of treatment for skin disorders. In particular, treatment, the skin disorders are generally inflammatory skin disorders, including improper wound healing. Provided are methods of using of a cytokine molecule.11-19-2009
20090285773Hepatitis C Virus Inhibitors - Hepatitis C virus inhibitors having the general formula11-19-2009
20090285772QUINOLINE DERIVATIVES FOR MODULATING DNA METHYLATION - Quinoline derivatives, particularly 4-anilinoquinoline derivatives, are provided. Such quinoline derivatives can be used for modulation of DNA methylation, such as effective inhibition of methylation of cytosine at the C-5 position, for example via selective inhibition of DNA methyltransferase DNMT1. Methods for synthesizing numerous 4-anilinoquinoline derivatives and for modulating DNA methylation are provided. Also provided are methods for formulating and administering these compounds or compositions to treat conditions such as cancer and hematological disorders.11-19-2009
20090285771Methods and compositions for needleless delivery of macromolecules - Methods and compositions for needleless delivery of macromolecules to the bloodstream of a subject are provided herein. In one aspect, the invention provides a delivery construct, comprising a receptor binding domain, a transcytosis domain, a macromolecule to be delivered to a subject, and a cleavable linker. Generally, the cleavable linker is cleavable by an enzyme present in higher concentration at or near the basal-lateral membrane of a polarized epithelial cell or in the plasma than elsewhere in the body, for example, at the apical side of the polarized epithelial cell. In other aspects, the invention provides nucleic acids encoding delivery constructs of the invention, kits comprising delivery constructs of the invention, cells expressing delivery constructs of the invention, and methods of using delivery constructs of the invention.11-19-2009
20100278779METHODS OF TREATING MYELODYSPLASTIC SYNDROMES WITH A COMBINATION THERAPY USING LENALIDOMIDE AND AZACITIDINE - Methods of treating, preventing and/or managing myelodysplastic syndromes are disclosed. Specific methods encompass the administrations of 3-(4-amino-1-oxo-1,3-dihydro-isoindol-2-yl)-piperidin-2,6-dione in combination with 5-azacytidine.11-04-2010
20100278776PHARMACEUTICAL COMPOSITIONS FOR MODULATING A KINASE CASCADE AND METHODS OF USE THEREOF - The invention relates to a pharmaceutical composition comprising 2-(5-(4-(2-morpholinoethoxy)phenyl)pyridin-2-yl)-N-benzylacetamide or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof and a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier.11-04-2010
20090291061STEM CELL THERAPY FOR BLOOD VESSEL DEGENERATION - The present disclosure provides means of treating degenerated blood vessels through administration of stem cells or activators of stem cells. In one particular embodiment vessel reactivity is increased through administration of stem cells or stem cell activating compounds. Other embodiments include “reconditioning” of vessels prone to aneurysms, repairing aneurysms of vessels, or acceleration of endothelialization after stent placement. Provided within the invention are methods of rejuvenating properties of said vessels associated with physiological health, examples of which include appropriate production of anti-coagulating/clotting factors, control of angiogenesis, and appropriate revascularization of injured tissue.11-26-2009
20090169504Compounds and Pharmaceutical compositions for the treatment of Viral infections - Provided herein are compounds, compositions and methods for the treatment of liver disorder, including HCV and/or HBV infections. Specifically, compound and compositions of nucleoside derivatives are disclosed, which can be administered either alone or in combination with other anti-viral agents.07-02-2009
20100129316RHINOSINUSITIS PREVENTION AND THERAPY WITH PROINFLAMMATORY CYTOKINE INHIBITORS - The invention describes a method of treating upper airway disease by administering a composition of one or more proinflammatory cytokine inhibitors sufficient to inhibit inflammation in the upper airways. The proinflammatory cytokines that are inhibited include TNF, IL-1 and IL-8. A medication dispensing unit which includes a container and a delivery system is used to administer the composition. The delivery system further encompasses a one-way valve, a microcatheter, or a liquid-pressure type sprayer.05-27-2010
20090087404METHODS OF TREATING CANCER USING IL-21 AND MONOCLONAL ANTIBODY THERAPY - Methods for treating cancer by co-administering a therapeutic monoclonal antibody with IL-21 are described. Exemplary monoclonal antibodies that can be used are rituximab, trastuzumab and anti-CTLA-4 antibodies. The enhanced antitumor of the combination therapy is particularly useful for patient populations that are recalcitrant to monoclonal therapy, relapse after treatment with monoclonal antibodies or where the enhanced IL-21 antitumor effect reduces toxicities associated with treatment using the monoclonal antibodies.04-02-2009
20100061958Modulation of Regulatory T Cells by Human IL-18 - The present invention relates to compositions and methods for modulating the presence and/or activity of regulatory T cells in a subject.03-11-2010
20100061957HPV-16-BASED PAPILLOMAVIRUS VACCINES - Compositions containing one or more early polypeptide(s) of human papillomavirus (HPV)-16 or a nucleic acid encoding one or more early polypeptide(s) of HPV-16 are useful for preventing or treating an infection or a pathological condition caused by at least one papillomavirus other than HPV-16; the subject compositions are of very special interest in immunotherapy, in particular for preventing or treating HPV persistent infections that might promote cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN) and ultimately cervical cancer.03-11-2010
20100278772DNA METHYLATION MARKERS AND METHODS OF USE - The present invention provides methods for identifying metastases by detecting nucleic acid hypermethylation of one or more genes in one or more samples, and in particular in the lymph nodes. The invention further relates to DNA methylation as a predictor of disease recurrence and patient prognosis, specifically in the field of cancer biology.11-04-2010
20100278777METHOD FOR TREATING DEFICIENCY IN HEMATOPOIESIS - Methods for enhancing or stimulating hematopoiesis including the step of administering Interleukin-12 (IL-12) to yield hematopoietic recovery in a mammal in need. Preferred methods include the step of administering IL-12 as an adjuvant therapy to alleviate the hematopoietic toxicities associated with one or more treatment regimens used to combat a disease state. Other methods include administering IL-12 to ameliorate various hematopoietic deficiencies. Still other methods are directed to uses of IL-12 for in-vivo proliferation of hematopoietic repopulating cells, hematopoietic progenitor cells and hematopoietic stem cells. Other disclosed methods are directed to uses of IL-12 for bone marrow preservation or recovery.11-04-2010
20100278778METHOD FOR BONE MARROW PRESERVATION OR RECOVERY - Methods for enhancing or stimulating hematopoiesis including the step of administering Interleukin-12 (IL-12) to yield hematopoietic recovery in a mammal in need. Preferred methods include the step of administering IL-12 as an adjuvant therapy to alleviate the hematopoietic toxicities associated with one or more treatment regimens used to combat a disease state. Other methods include administering IL-12 to ameliorate various hematopoietic deficiencies. Still other methods are directed to uses of IL-12 for in-vivo proliferation of hematopoietic repopulating cells, hematopoietic progenitor cells and hematopoietic stem cells. Other disclosed methods are directed to uses of IL-12 for bone marrow preservation or recovery.11-04-2010
20100278775Plant Bioreactor For The Production Of Interleukin-24 Cytokine - The production of interleukin-24 (IL-24) cytokine in plants is described. A plant optimized nucleic acid molecule encoding a IL-24 polypeptide is disclosed. Also described are genetic constructs comprising a regulatory region operably linked to a plant optimized nucleic acid molecule encoding a IL-24 polypeptide. The regulatory region may be an inducible promoter. Also disclosed are methods of transforming a plant, portion thereof, or plant cell with the genetic construct and method of using a plant, a portion of a plant or a plant cell that express IL-24.11-04-2010
20080213215Concentrated Protein Lyophilates, Methods, and Uses - The invention provides, among other things, lyophilized compositions of high surface area that comprise a protein and that reconstitute quickly and efficiently to solution of high protein concentration with minimal formation, if any, of foam, effervescence, bubbles, turbidity, or particulates that might be deleterious. The invention also provides, among other things, methods for making the lyophilized compositions. The invention in additional aspects also provides Raman Imaging Spectrographic methods for real time analyses of polymorphs in a sample using PLS algorithms. By way of particular example, the use of the method for the analysis of mannitol polymorphs is described, and the use of the analysis to determine optimum compositions and lyophilization methods for producing lyophilates of pharmaceutical proteins having a predefined distribution of mannitol polymorphs and having the aforementioned reconstitution properties is also described.09-04-2008
20100135953Method of treatment of age-related macular degeneration - The invention provides methods and compositions for treatment of age-related macular degeneration, which comprises causing T cells that produce IL-4 to accumulate in the eye by administration of an agent such as Copolymer-1, IL-4, cells activated with IL-4, IL-13 or up to 20 ng/ml IFN-g, or a pathogenic self-antigen associated with a T-cell-mediated specific autoimmune disease of the eye or a peptide derived therefrom, and any combination of such agents.06-03-2010
20100135958METHOD FOR TREATING CANCER IN HUMANS - A method of treating and/or preventing cancer in a subject, preferably mammalian, more preferably human, by administering in an effective amount IL-21 polypeptide, polynucleotide, vector comprising an IL-21 nucleic acid sequence encoding an IL-21 polypeptide, variants, and fragments thereof, thereby acting as an anti-cancer agent by reducing, ameliorating, and/or eliminating the cancer; and a method of treating and/or preventing cancer in a subject by co-administering the IL-21 polypeptide, polynucleotide, IL-21 vector, variant, and fragments thereof, with an immunotherapeutic and/or chemotherapeutic agent for the treatment and/or prevention of cancer in a subject.06-03-2010
20100143291Inactivated pepsin fragments for modulating immune system activity against human malignant tumor cells - Isolated anti-cancer peptides are disclosed which are characterized by the amino acid sequences TLTSGGGAIALPPSMAAPPLGPVAPLTGAIHAPTXG; TLSTATGGAIPPVAAMPPGLVAPTHGPAIHP; CCATSGPCGAVMILTPHLTA; MTLTTGSGAIAPAMPPGLPPHTGAIHAPM; and NXVPVSVEGYXQITLDSITX and a significant in vitro binding affinity for gp96. The peptides exhibit anti-tumor, anti-cancer activity in vivo. Also disclosed is an isolated antiviral peptide is characterized by the amino acid sequence GDEPLENYLDTEYF and a significant in vitro binding affinity for HIV-1 gp 120 and gp 41, and human CD4 cells. The peptide exhibits anti-retroviral activity in vivo, particularly anti-HIV-1 activity.06-10-2010
20090169505NOVEL VACCINES AGAINST MULTIPLE SUBTYPES OF INFLUENZA VIRUS - An aspect of the present invention is directed towards DNA plasmid vaccines capable of generating in a mammal an immune response against a plurality of influenza virus subtypes, comprising a DNA plasmid and a pharmaceutically acceptable excipient. The DNA plasmid is capable of expressing a consensus influenza antigen in a cell of the mammal in a quantity effective to elicit an immune response in the mammal, wherein the consensus influenza antigen comprises consensus hemagglutinin (HA), neuraminidase (NA), matrix protein, nucleoprotein, M2 ectodomain-nucleo-protein (M2e-NP), or a combination thereof. Preferably the consensus influenza antigen comprises HA, NA, M2e-NP, or a combination thereof. The DNA plasmid comprises a promoter operably linked to a coding sequence that encodes the consensus influenza antigen. Additionally, an aspect of the present invention includes methods of eliciting an immune response against a plurality of influenza virus subtypes in a mammal using the DNA plasmid vaccines provided.07-02-2009
20090169506USE OF gp130 ACTIVATORS IN DIABETIC NEUROPATHY - The invention relates to the use a substance signaling through gp130 for the manufacture of a medicament for the treatment and/or prevention of diabetic neuropathy. The use of IL-6 is preferred.07-02-2009
20080241100PHARMACEUTICAL COMPOSITION COMPRISING A CYTOKINE - The present invention relates to a pharmaceutical composition comprising, (i) a cytokine and, (ii) a compound of the general formula (Ih) or pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof with an acid or a base, or pharmaceutically acceptable prodrugs or a stereoisomer thereof. Exemplary cytokines are selected from the following group of cytokine families, (i) the four α-helix bundle family, which consists of, (a) the IL-2 subfamily, (b) the interferon (IFN) subfamily and, (c) the IL-10 subfamily, (ii) the IL-1 family, (iii) the IL-17 family and, (iv) chemokines.10-02-2008
20080241101Skin vitalizing composition for external use anti-aging preparation - The invention provides an epidermal basement membrane structure formation accelerating preparation and a skin external preparation comprising a serine protease inhibitor, and optionally an accelerator of production of extracellular matrix protein components of the epidermal basement membrane. It also provides, as a means for producing artificial skin having an adequately formed basement membrane, an artificial skin-forming medium which comprises a serine protease inhibitor, and optionally an accelerator of production of extracellular matrix protein components of the epidermal basement membrane and a matrix metalloprotease inhibitor, as well as a method for producing the same.10-02-2008
20080241099Copolymers for suppression of autoimmune diseases, and methods of use - Random three- and four-amino acid copolymers having lengths of 14-, 35- and 50-amino acid residues are provided. Fifty-mers of FEAK were effective inhibitors of MBP 85-99- or proteolipid protein (PLP) 40-60-specific HLA-DR-2-restricted T cell clones. These copolymers efficiently suppressed the mouse disease EAE, which was induced in a susceptible SJL/J (H-210-02-2008
20080241097METHODS OF TREATING NEUROLOGICAL CONDITIONS WITH HEMATOPOEITIC GROWTH FACTORS - The present invention relates to a method of treating a neurological condition in a mammal by administering at least one hematopoietic growth factor.10-02-2008
20080233084Interleukin-8 Labelled Via One or More Site Specifically Conjugated Hydrazinonicotinamide (Hynic) Moieties and its Use in Diagnosis of Infection and Inflammation - Interleukin-8, or an analog or derivative thereof, labelled via one or more hydrazinonicotinamide (HYNIC) moieties site-specifically conjugated to one or 5 more internal lysines and/or an N-terminal amino acid, for use in diagnosis of infection and inflammation.09-25-2008
20080233082POLYMER WITH ABILITY TO SIGNAL THE RECRUITMENT OF VASCULAR PROGENITOR CELLS - The present invention provides polymeric compositions, devices, and methods for repair of vascular injury, particularly endothelial injury and impaired vascular repair, such as from intracranial aneurysms and carotid atherosclerosis. The invention particularly provides polymers incorporating signaling factors useful for recruiting circulating vascular progenitor cells. The polymers can be used alone or as a coating for various devices for placement at sites of vascular injury to promote repair by the body's natural systems.09-25-2008
20080233083Methods and Compositions for Vaccination of Animals with Prrsv Antigens with Improved Immunogenicity - Pigs challenged with hypoglycosylated variants of Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome Virus (PRRSV) major surface protein GP5 exhibited increased production of PRRSV-neutralizing antibodies relative to the levels of neurtalizing antibodies produced by pigs immunized with wild type (wt) or glycosylated GP5. This invention provides for methods of obtaining improved immune responses in pigs to PRRSV, compositions useful for obtaining the improved immune responses as well as isolated polynucleotides that encode hypoglycosylated variants of PRRSV major surface protein GP5.09-25-2008
20090208448Inhibition of angiogenesis - Cholesterol-uptake-blocking drugs inhibit angiogenesis and are useful to inhibit diseases perpetuated by angiogenesis. Cholesterol reduction with the use of the drugs increases the intratumoral level of thrombospondin-1, an angiogenesis inhibitor. Ezetimibe (Zetia®), a specific cholesterol-uptake blocking drug, also retards the growth of human tumors, most preferably in combination with low-cholesterol diet. The pharmacologic reduction in serum cholesterol retards prostate cancer growth by inhibiting tumor angiogenesis to combat the growth of prostatic tumors which are directly accelerated by hypercholesterolemia.08-20-2009
20100129315Anti-MN Antibodies and Methods of Using Same - The invention provides antibodies having an antigenic binding site specifically directed against an MN protein, and methods for using such antibodies in treating and diagnosing an MN-related disorder.05-27-2010
20080274078NOVEL USES - The present invention relates generally to the use of human IL-18 combinations in the treatment of cancers. In particular, the present invention relates to combination of human IL-18 and an anti-CD20 antibody.11-06-2008
20120294830Soluble glycosaminoglycanases and methods of preparing and using soluble glycosaminoglycanases - The invention relates to the discovery of novel soluble neutral active Hyaluronidase Glycoproteins (sHASEGPs), methods of manufacture, and their use to facilitate administration of other molecules or to alleviate glycosaminoglycan associated pathologies. Minimally active polypeptide domains of the soluble, neutral active sHASEGP domains are described that include asparagine-linked sugar moieties required for a functional neutral active hyaluronidase domain. Included are modified amino-terminal leader peptides that enhance secretion of sHASEGP. The invention further comprises sialated and pegylated form of a recombinant sHASEGP to enhance stability and serum pharmacokinetics over naturally occurring slaughterhouse enzymes. Further described are suitable formulations of a substantially purified recombinant sHASEGP glycoprotein derived from a eukaryotic cell that generate the proper glycosylation required for its optimal activity.11-22-2012
20080279813Cd4+ Cd25+ T-Cells Activated to a Specific Antigen - The invention relates to a method of assessing whether a subject comprises CD4+,CD25+ T cells that have been activated to a specific antigen. The method comprises the steps of obtaining from the subject a sample of lymphocytes comprising CD4+,CD25+ T cells, incubating at least one portion of the sample of lymphocytes so as to promote distinction of CD4+,CD25+ T cells that have been activated to the specific antigen from those CD4+,CD25+ T cells that have not been activated to the specific antigen, and thereafter determining whether CD4+,CD25+ T cells activated to the specific antigen are present in the sample. The invention further relates to methods of growing CD4+, CD25+ T cells that have been activated to a specific antigen in vitro and to methods of increasing tolerance in a subject using the CD4+, CD25+ T cells that have been grown in vitro.11-13-2008
20080286230Compounds and pharmaceutical compositions for the treatment of viral infections - Provided herein are compounds, compositions and methods for the treatment of liver disorder, including HCV and/or HBV infections. Specifically, compound and compositions of nucleoside derivatives are disclosed, which can be administered either alone or in combination with other anti-viral agents.11-20-2008
20080286227Use of Il-17F for the Treatment and/or Prevention of Neurologic Diseases - The invention relates to the use of IL-17F, or of an agonist of IL-17F activity, for treatment or prevention of neurologic diseases.11-20-2008
20080292583Methods for treating multiple myeloma using 3-(4-amino-1-oxo-1,3-dihydroindol-2-yl)-piperidine-2,6-dione following autologous stem cell transplantation - Methods of treating, preventing and/or managing cancer as well as and diseases and disorders associated with, or characterized by, undesired angiogenesis are disclosed. Specific methods encompass the administration of an immunomodulatory compound alone or in combination with a second active ingredient. The invention further relates to methods of reducing or avoiding adverse side effects associated with chemotherapy, radiation therapy, hormonal therapy, biological therapy or immunotherapy which comprise the administration of an immunomodulatory compound. Pharmaceutical compositions, single unit dosage forms, and kits suitable for use in methods of the invention are also disclosed.11-27-2008
20080311074Inhibitors against activation of NF-kappaB - A method of inhibiting NF-κB activation in a mammal including a human, which comprises the step of administering an effective dose of a substance selected from the group consisting of a compound represented by the following general formula (I) and a pharmacologically acceptable salt thereof, and a hydrate thereof and a solvate thereof:12-18-2008
20080305074Stem cell factor - Novel stem cell factors, oligonucleotides encoding the same, and methods of production, are disclosed. Pharmaceutical compositions and methods of treating disorders involving blood cells are also disclosed.12-11-2008
20080241096IL-1 family variants - The present invention provides compositions and methods relating to IL-1Rrp2 requiring proteins.10-02-2008
20080299075HEPATITIS C VIRUS INHIBITORS - The present disclosure relates to compounds, compositions and methods for the treatment of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. Also disclosed are pharmaceutical compositions containing such compounds and methods for using these compounds in the treatment of HCV infection.12-04-2008
20080311075Hepatitis C Virus Inhibitors - The present disclosure relates to compounds, compositions and methods for the treatment of Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. Also disclosed are pharmaceutical compositions containing such compounds and methods for using these compounds in the treatment of HCV infection.12-18-2008
20080213214Treating Cardiovascular Tissue - This document provides methods and materials for treating cardiovascular tissue. For example, stem cells, compositions containing stem cells, methods for obtaining stem cells, compositions for generating stem cells expressing particular markers, and methods for repairing cardiovascular tissue are provided.09-04-2008
20080260688NOVEL INHIBITORS OF GLUTAMINYL CYCLASE - Compounds of formula (I), combinations and uses thereof for disease therapy,10-23-2008
20080213212Sialoadhesin factor-2 antibodies - Monoclonal antibodies have been generated that bind to human sialoadhesion factor-2. These antibodies are useful as diagnostic and therapeutic reagents09-04-2008
20100143298COLLOIDAL METAL COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS - The present invention comprises compositions and methods for delivery systems of agents, including therapeutic compounds, pharmaceutical agents, drugs, detection agents, nucleic acid sequences and biological factors. In general, these vector compositions comprise a colloidal metal, derivatized PEG (polyethylene glycol) and an agent. The invention also comprises methods and compositions for making such colloidal metal compositions and for treatment of cancer.06-10-2010
20100143292IL-21 VARIANTS - IL-21 variants are provided wherein amino acids have been deleted in the region consisting of amino acid residues no. 65 to 98.06-10-2010
20080267913METHOD TO ENHANCE HEMATOPOIESIS - The present invention relates generally to the fields of immunology and molecular biology, and particularly to a method for treating hematopoietic disorders. The invention provides a method to treat a deficiency of one or more types of blood cells in a mammal, which includes administering an effective amount of TISF or of a compound that stimulates CD10-30-2008
20100135956STEROID MODULATORS OF PROGESTERONE RECEPTOR AND/OR GLUCOCORTICOID RECEPTOR - The present invention relates to new steroid modulators of progesterone receptor activity and/or glucocorticoid receptor activity, pharmaceutical compositions thereof, and methods of use thereof.06-03-2010
20100135952METHODS FOR THE TREATMENT OF RENAL FAILURE - The present invention relates to methods for treating renal failure. Particularly, the present invention relates to methods for treating renal failure by administering to a subject complexes that include a member of the IL-6 family linked to a soluble receptor of the member of the IL-6 family, or isolated polynucleotides encoding same, the complexes capable of activating a gp130 mediated signaling pathway, thereby treating acute or chronic renal failure.06-03-2010
20090016987Pharmaceutical composition and therapeutic method - The object of the present invention is, based on the finding of a novel effect of IL-18, to provide pharmaceutical compositions containing IL-18 and therapeutic methods, for preventing, improving, or treating inflammatory diseases such as systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS). Inflammatory diseases, such as SIRS, can be prevented, improved, or treated by administering the pharmaceutical compositions according to the present invention containing IL-18 in an amount which does not bring the decreased interleukin 18 level in either plasma or liver to a higher level than normal.01-15-2009
20090191150METHODS OF TREATING INFECTIONS USING IL-21 - Methods for treating mammals with infections, particularly viral infections using molecules that have an IL-21 functional activity are described. The molecules having functional activities include polypeptides that have homology to the human IL-21 polypeptide sequence and proteins fused to a polypeptide with IL-21 functional activity. The molecules can be used as a monotherapy or in combination with other known antimicrobial or antiviral therapeutics.07-30-2009
20090123416METHODS FOR THE TREATMENT OF BLADDER CANCER USING 3-(4-AMINO-1-OXO-1,3-DIHYDROISOINDOL-2-YL)-PIPERIDINE-2,6-DIONE - Methods of treating, preventing and/or managing cancer as well as and diseases and disorders associated with, or characterized by, undesired angiogenesis are disclosed. Specific methods encompass the administration of an immunomodulatory compound alone or in combination with a second active ingredient. The invention further relates to methods of reducing or avoiding adverse side effects associated with chemotherapy, radiation therapy, hormonal therapy, biological therapy or immunotherapy which comprise the administration of an immunomodulatory compound. Pharmaceutical compositions, single unit dosage forms, and kits suitable for use in methods of the invention are also disclosed.05-14-2009
20120141413USE OF IL-15 PREPARATIONS TO TREAT LYMPHOPENIA - The present invention provides method for promoting the maturation and export of T cells from thymic tissue by contacting the thymic tissue with supraphysiological levels of interleukin (IL)-15. The present invention also provides methods for preventing, alleviating, reducing, and/or inhibiting lymphopenia or peripheral depletion of lymphocytes in a patient in need thereof by administering to the patient IL-15.06-07-2012
20120141410METHOD AND COMPOSITION FOR THE TREATMENT OF MODERATE TO SEVERE KERATOCONJUNCTIVITIS SICCA - Embodiments of the invention relate to compositions and methods of dry eye or keratoconjunctivitis sicca.06-07-2012
20100272677HETEROCYCLIC ANTIVIRAL COMPOUNDS - Compounds having the formula I wherein R10-28-2010
20090081159COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR DETECTING AND TREATING OPHTHALMIC DISORDERS - The present invention relates to compositions and methods for the detecting, treating, and conducting research on ophthalmic disorders associated with photoreceptor cell death and/or retinal insult. In particular, the present invention provides compositions and methods for increasing IL-6 expression and/or activity (e.g., exogenous IL-6), activating IL-6 receptors (e.g., IL-6R, sIL6-R), activating pathway related compounds (e.g., STAT, FLIP), and/or activating related pathways (e.g., JAK/STAT pathway, TGF-β pathway, Ahr pathway) in the diagnosis, treatment, and conducting research of ophthalmic disorders associated with photoreceptor cell death and/or retinal insult (e.g., retinal detachment).03-26-2009
20090028819COMPOSITIONS 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.01-29-2009
20090028818Heterocyclic antiviral compounds - This invention relates to piperidine derivatives of formula I wherein R01-29-2009
20090028816Treatment of depression, psychosis, and anxiety - The use of ibudilast (3-isobutyryl-2-isopropylpyrazolo[1,5-a]pyridine) for treating affective disorders, such as depression, psychosis, or anxiety, is described.01-29-2009
20090028815Diazabenzo[De]anthracen-3-one Compounds and Methods for Inhibiting Parp - The present invention relates to diazabenzo[de]anthracen-3-one compounds which inhibit poly(ADP-ribose) polymerase (“PARP”), compositions containing these compounds and methods for using these PARP inhibitors to treat, prevent and/or ameliorate the effects of the conditions described herein.01-29-2009
20090162315Enterotoxin gene cluster (egc) superantigens to treat malignant disease - The use of classical superantigens for treatment of cancer has resulted in a low response rates and serious toxicity in humans which is attributable, in part, to the presence of preformed superantigen specific antibodies in the plasma of treated patients. The present invention addresses this problem by providing a method for treating tumors comprising the administration of one or a plurality of egc (enterotoxin gene cluster) staphylococcal enterotoxins comprising staphylococcal enterotoxins G, I, M, N, O. These superantigens in native unmodified form can be administered intrathecally, intratumorally, intravenously to humans with advanced lung cancer while resolving pleural effusions and prolonging survival to 300% above control patients treated with talc pleurodesis. Intratumoral egc superantigens induces a significant and sustained reduction of the tumor size. In contrast to classic Sags, the egc superantigens induced minimal toxicity, are rarely associated with the presence of preformed antibodies and are used as a plurality with a broad T cell Vβ profile. Useful egc superantigen compositions for parenteral administration native egc enterotoxins, homologues, fragments and fusion proteins of native egc enterotoxins capable of activating a broad spectrum of T cells expressing T cell receptor/α motifs. T cell survival-enhancing cytokines IL-7, Il-15, Il-23 are used. together with parenteral egc SE therapy. Also disclosed is combined therapy that includes parenteral, intratumoral or intrathecal superantigen compositions in combination with (i) intratumoral low, non-toxic doses of one or more chemotherapeutic drugs or (ii) systemic chemotherapy at reduced and non-toxic doses of chemotherapeutic drugs or (iii) radiation therapy or (iv) anti-angiogenic and tyrosine kinase inhibitors.06-25-2009
20090162316LIVER TARGETED CONJUGATES - Therapeutic conjugates containing a statin or a modified statin (collectively “statin”) linked to a therapeutic agent (also referred to as a drug herein) are targeted to the liver by the statin or modified statin and thereby deliver the therapeutic agent to liver cells.06-25-2009
20120070408METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR TREATING LUPUS - The invention provides methods of treating lupus in a patient with an anti-CD52 antibody. Also includes are methods of increasing infiltration of regulatory T cells to affected sides of the patient's body, methods of reducing urine protein and/or albumin levels and methods of depleting lymphocytes to alleviate lupus symptoms.03-22-2012
20120070407Therapy for Promoting Cell Growth - There is disclosed the use of a composition for promoting neuronal growth of neurons in tissues of the central or peripheral nervous system. There is also disclosed a method for inducing proliferation or differentiation of neuronal cells.03-22-2012
20120070404Increasing cancer patient survival time by administration of dithio-containing compounds - The present invention discloses and claims compositions, methods of treatment, and kits which cause an increase in the time of survival in cancer patients, wherein the cancer: (i) overexpresses thioredoxin or glutaredoxin and/or (ii) exhibits evidence of thioredoxin- or glutaredoxin-mediated resistance to one or more chemotherapeutic interventions. The present invention also discloses and claims methods and kits for the administration of said compositions to properly treat cancer patients. Additionally, the present invention discloses and claims methods and kits for quantitatively determining the level of expression of thioredoxin or glutaredoxin in the cancer cells of a cancer patient, methods of using those determined levels in the initial diagnosis and/or planning of subsequent treatment methodologies for said cancer patient, as well as ascertaining the potential growth “aggressiveness” of the particular cancer and treatment responsiveness of the particular type of cancer. Further, the present invention discloses and claims novel pharmaceutical compositions, methods, and kits used for the treatment of patients with medical conditions and disease where there is the overexpression of thioredoxin and/or glutaredoxin, and wherein this overexpression is associated with deleterious physiological effects in the patients.03-22-2012
20120070405Uses of Modified ELR-CXC Chemokine G31P To Treat Cancer - Described herein is the use of a modified human chemokine, GS-CXCL803-22-2012
20090092579NOVEL METHOD FOR DOWN-REGULATION OF AMYLOID - Disclosed are novel methods for combating diseases characterized by deposition of amyloid. The methods generally rely on immunization against amyloidogenic proteins (proteins contributing to formation of amyloid) such as beta amyloid (Aβ). Immunization is preferably effected by administration of analogues of autologous amyloidogenic polypeptides, said analogues being capable of inducing antibody production against the autologous amyloidogenic polypeptides. Especially preferred as an immunogen is autologous Aβ which has been modified by introduction of one single or a few foreign, immunodominant and promiscuous T-cell epitopes while substantially preserving the majority of Aβ's B-cell epitopes. Also disclosed are nucleic acid vaccination against amyloidogenic polypeptides and vaccination using live vaccines as well as methods and means useful for the vaccination. Such methods and means include methods for identification of useful immunogenic analogues of the amyloidogenic proteins, methods for the preparation of analogues and pharmaceutical formulations, as well as nucleic acid fragments, vectors, transformed cells, polypeptides and pharmaceutical formulations.04-09-2009
20090136446INDUCTION OF REGULATORY T CELL-RESISTANT HELPER CD4+ T CELLS - The invention relates to stimulation of immune responses against antigen(s) and overcoming regulatory T cell suppression of such immune responses against antigen(s).05-28-2009
200901422975-SUBSTITUTED ISOINDOLINE COMPOUNDS - This invention relates to 5-substituted isoindoline compounds, and pharmaceutically acceptable salts, solvates, stereoisomers, and prodrugs thereof. Methods of use, and pharmaceutical compositions of these compounds are disclosed.06-04-2009
20090252704THERAPIES FOR COGNITION AND LEARNING ENHANCEMENT - The invention relates to a combination comprising an amount of an NO donor, such as ISDN, and/or an amount of another pharmaceutical agent that enhances neurotransmission or which acts as neuroprotectants such as memantine, clomethiazole and tacrine. These compositions can be used in producing cognition and learning enhancement, whereby the invention also provides for a new method of treatment of Alzheimer's disease and related neurodegenerative disorders.10-08-2009
20090252705IL-6/IL-6R Fusion Protein - The present invention relates to a fusion protein comprising a functional IL-6 molecule and a functional DS-sIL-6R molecule. The present invention also relates to a nucleic acid encoding the fusion protein, methods of producing the fusion protein, and the use of the fusion protein in the treatment of infectious diseases and in inflammatory and immunological disorders.10-08-2009
20090252703Use of alcohol co-solvents to improve pegylation reaction yields - Disclosed is a method of producing a composition of matter. The method involves obtaining a pharmacologically active peptide; and conjugating the peptide to a pharmaceutically acceptable polyethylene glycol (PEG) by reacting the peptide with a PEG-aldehyde compound at a free amine moiety on the peptide in a buffer solution comprising an alcohol co-solvent.10-08-2009
20130121957Hepatitis C Virus Inhibitors - The present disclosure relates to compounds, compositions and methods for the treatment of Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. Also disclosed are pharmaceutical compositions containing such compounds and methods for using these compounds in the treatment of HCV infection.05-16-2013
20130121958STREPTAVIDIN AND BIOTIN-BASED ANTIGEN DELIVERY SYSTEM - The present invention provides an innovative versatile system, which allows delivery of one or several antigens or biologically active molecules into or onto targeted subset of cells. The invention is in particular directed to a combination of compounds and in particular to a composition, which comprises: (i) a fusion polypeptide comprising a streptavidin (SA) or avidin polypeptide and one or several effector molecule(s), wherein said fusion polypeptide retains the property of SA and avidin polypeptides to bind biotin; (ii) biotinylated targeting molecule(s), which are capable of targeting subset(s) of cells and/or cell surface molecule(s), and in particular dendritic cells (DC), subsets of DC and/or surface molecule(s) (including surface receptor(s)) of DC. The combination of the invention is suitable for use for targeting, in vivo, in vitro or ex vivo, of one or several effector molecule(s) to subset(s) of cells and/or cell surface molecule(s), and in particular for diagnosing or immunomonitoring a disease in a mammal or in prophylactic treatment and especially in vaccination and in therapy including in immunotherapy. The combination of the invention is also intended for use in vivo or ex vivo, for inducing a T cell immune response in bone marrow of naive donors before transplantation, or for activation and/or expansion of a T cell immune response in bone marrow of already immunized donors. The invention also relates to a method for the production of a fusion polypeptide of the invention and to a kit for a diagnostic test of a disease in a mammal, for immunomonitoring a disease in a mammal or for the prevention or treatment of a disease in a mammal.05-16-2013
20130121960CONSTITUTIVE EXPRESSION OF COSTIMULATORY LIGANDS ON ADOPTIVELY TRANSFERRED T LYMPHOCYTES - The present invention provides immunoresponsive cells, including T cells, cytotoxic T cells, regulatory T cells, and Natural Killer (NK) cells, expressing at least one of an antigen-recognizing receptor and a co-stimulatory ligand and methods of use therefore for the treatment of neoplasia and other pathologies where an increase in an antigen-specific immune response is desired.05-16-2013
20130121961TREATMENT MODALITIES TO PREVENT OR TREAT LOSS OF CARDIOVASCULAR FUNCTION IN AGING HUMANS - Provided herein are methods for treating, preventing or reducing age related vascular stiffness and impaired cardiovascular function in a subject comprising administering to the subject a therapeutic amount of IL-10 or an IL-10 agonist or pharmaceutical compositions comprising the same. Also included herein are methods for determining whether a biologically active agent can treat, prevent or reduce age related vascular stiffness and impaired cardiovascular function using an in vitro model in a IL-10 knockout IL-10(tm/tm) mouse which lacks IL-10 function.05-16-2013
20090246168ANTITUMORAL TREATMENTS - The present invention relates to combinations of aplidine or aplidine analogues with other antitumoral agents, and the use of these combinations in the treatment of cancer, in particular in the treatment of lung cancer, breast cancer, colon cancer, prostate cancer, renal cancer, melanoma, multiple myeloma, leukemia and lymphoma.10-01-2009
20090246170Therapeutic Agent For Alzheimer's Disease - The present invention provides novel therapeutic methods and agents for treating Alzheimer's disease. Specifically, the present invention relates to anti-inflammatory cytokines, anti-inflammatory cytokine genes, negative-strand RNA viral vectors carrying an anti-inflammatory cytokine gene, which are used for treating Alzheimer's disease or developing therapeutic agents for Alzheimer's disease. The present invention also provides pharmaceutical compositions for treating or preventing Alzheimer's disease, which comprise the cytokines or vectors. The present invention further provides methods for treating Alzheimer's disease, which comprise the step of administering an anti-inflammatory cytokine, or a vector such as a negative-strand RNA viral vector carrying an anti-inflammatory cytokine gene. The present invention enables novel gene therapies for Alzheimer's disease.10-01-2009
20110223130USES OF IL-174 ANTAGONISTS FOR INHIBITING A Th2 IMMUNE RESPONSE - Agonists or antagonists of cytokine designated IL-174, and various methods of their use are provided. In particular, the methods make use of facts that many activities of the IL-174 cytokine are described.09-15-2011
20090081160Method for reducing the likelihood of implantation failure during an assisted reproduction in a subject - 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.03-26-2009
20090047243COMBINATIONS FOR THE TREATMENT OF B-CELL PROLIFERATIVE DISORDERS - The invention features compositions and methods employing combinations of an A2A receptor agonist and a PDE inhibitor for the treatment of a B-cell proliferative disorder, e.g., multiple myeloma.02-19-2009
20090053167C-, S- and N-glycosylation of peptides - The present invention provides polypeptide conjugates wherein a modifying group such as a water-soluble polymer, a therapeutic agent or a biomolecule is covalently linked to the polypeptide through a glycosyl linking group. In one embodiment, the polypeptide includes a glycosylation consensus sequence, wherein glycosylation occurs at an aromatic amino acid residue, such as the C-2 or the N-1 position of a tryptophan side chain. Exemplary polypeptides of the invention are those in which the glycosylation consensus sequence has been introduced into the amino acid sequence of the polypeptide by mutation. In another aspect the invention provides polypeptide conjugates wherein the modifying group is covalently linked to the polypeptide via a glycosyl mimetic linking group. Also provided are methods of making and using as well as pharmaceutical compositions containing the polypeptide conjugates of the invention. Further provided are methods of treating, ameliorating or preventing diseases in mammals by administering an amount of a polypeptide conjugate of the invention sufficient to achieve the desired response.02-26-2009
20090053171Treatment of cellular proliferative disorders - Disclosed are composition and methods for treating cellular proliferative disorders.02-26-2009
20090053172HETEROCYCLIC COMPOUNDS AS CCR5 ANTAGONISTS - The present invention relates to compounds of formula (I), or pharmaceutically acceptable derivatives thereof, useful in the treatment of CCR5-related diseases and disorders, for example, useful in the inhibition of HIV replication, the prevention or treatment of an HIV infection, and in the treatment of the resulting acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS).02-26-2009
20090053170HUMAN PROSTATE CELL LINES IN CANCER TREATMENT - Combinations of cell lines are provided for allogeneic immunotherapy agents in the treatment of cancer. Cancer vaccines generally have been limited to the use of cells that contain at least some tumour specific antigens (“TSAs”) and/or tumour associated antigens (“TAAs”) having shared identity with antigens in a targeted tumour. In such cases, tumour cells often are utilised as a starting point on the premise that only tumour cells will contain TSAs or TAAs or relevance, and the tissue origins of the cells are matched to the tumour site in patients. A primary aspect of the invention is the use of immortalised normal, non-malignant cells, in combination with primary and/or metastatic tumour cells, as the basis of an allogeneic cell cancer vaccine. Normal cells do not posses TSAs or relevant concentrations of TAAs and hence it is surprising that normal cells are effective as anti-cancer vaccines when administered in combination with primary and/or metastatic tumour cells. More surprisingly, a three way combination of cells obtained from metastasised cells, non metastasised tumour and cells from a normal cell line provided good therapy. For prostate cancer, for example, a vaccine may be based on one or a combination of different immortalised normal cell lines derived from the prostate according to parameters described herein. The cell lines may be lethally irradiated with, for example, gamma irradiation at 50-300 Gy to ensure that they are replication incompetent prior to use.02-26-2009
20090053168TREATMENTS OF B-CELL PROLIFERATIVE DISORDERS - The invention provides compositions and methods for the treatment of B-cell proliferative disorders that employ an A2A receptor agonist or one or more PDE inhibitors. The methods and compositions may further include an antiproliferative compound.02-26-2009
20110229435EXPRESSION AND PURIFICATION OF HIP/PAP AND USES THEREFOR - The present invention relates to methods of compositions comprising RegIII and HIP/PAP proteins, including the use of such proteins as diagnostic and therapeutic targets.09-22-2011
20090004136COMPOUNDS TO PROMOTE REGENERATION OF BONE MARROW - Embodiments of the present invention include the use of heterocyclic trialkyl ammonium-containing compounds to promote regeneration of bone marrow from endogenous or exogenous stem/progenitor cells and to normalize blood cell and platelet counts.01-01-2009
20110020272COMBINATION THERAPY FOR TREATING HEPATITIS VIRAL INFECTION - Disclosed are methods of using proteasome inhibitors (PI) in combinations with other pharmaceutically active agents for treating viral hepatitis infections, for example, for treating therapy-resistant and -refractory viral hepatitis infections. Also disclosed are pharmaceutical compositions and kits of pharmaceutical compositions which can be used for treating viral hepatitis infections, for example, for treating therapy-resistant and refractory viral hepatitis infections.01-27-2011
20090148405INDUCTION OF DENDRITIC CELL DEVELOPMENT WITH MACROPHAGE-COLONY STIMULATING FACTOR (M-CSF) RECEPTOR LIGANDS - A method of inducing dendritic cell (DC) development by administering Macrophage-Colony Stimulating Factor Receptor Ligand is provided. M-CSF receptor ligands induce DCs to differentiate into subtypes, for example plasmacytoid DCs and conventional DCs. Induction with an M-CSF receptor ligand can be achieved in vitro from hematopoietic precursors, such as bone marrow cells, or in vivo. In vitro, M-CSF receptor ligand-derived DCs can be used to produce cytokines and to stimulate other immune response cells. M-CSF receptor ligands can also be used to induce precursor cells removed from an animal to develop into DCs. In addition, these isolated DCs can be exposed to antigens to stimulate a specific immune response when reintroduced into the animal. Treatments for cancers, such as Acute Myeloid Leukemia, and autoimmune diseases such as Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, are also provided in the invention.06-11-2009
20090004135MODIFIED FLUORINATED NUCLEOSIDE ANALOGUES - The disclosed invention provides compositions and methods of treating a Flaviviridae infection, including hepatitis C virus, West Nile Virus, yellow fever virus, and a rhinovirus infection in a host, including animals, and especially humans, using a (2′R)-2′-deoxy-2′-fluoro-2′-C-methyl nucleosides, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt or prodrug thereof.01-01-2009
20080317709Methods for treating head or neck cancer using 4-(amino)-2-(2,6-dioxo(3-piperidyl))-isoindoline-1,3-dione - Methods of treating, preventing and/or managing cancer as well as and diseases and disorders associated with, or characterized by, undesired angiogenesis are disclosed. Specific methods encompass the administration of an immunomodulatory compound alone or in combination with a second active ingredient. The invention further relates to methods of reducing or avoiding adverse side effects associated with chemotherapy, radiation therapy, hormonal therapy, biological therapy or immunotherapy which comprise the administration of an immunomodulatory compound. Pharmaceutical compositions, single unit dosage forms, and kits suitable for use in methods of the invention are also disclosed.12-25-2008
20110229436METHODS FOR REDUCING THE LIKELIHOOD OF SPONTANEOUS ABORTION DURING ASSISTED REPRODUCTION IN A SUBJECT - 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.09-22-2011
20110229434USES OF MAMMALIAN CYTOKINE; RELATED REAGENTS - Provided are methods of modulating dendritic cell activity using agonists or antagonists of a mammalian cytokine. Also provided are methods of treating immune disorders.09-22-2011
20110229433USE OF MODIFIED INTERLEUKIN-8 PROTEINS FOR TREATING REPERFUSION INJURY OR TRANSPLANT REJECTION - The present invention relates to the use of a modified interleukin 8 (IL-8) having increased GAG binding affinity and further inhibited or down-regulated biological activity compared to the respective wild type IL-8 for preparing a medicament for the prevention and/or treatment of ischemia reperfusion injury and/or transplant rejection in patients.09-22-2011
20090208450METHOD FOR ENHANCING THE EFFICACY OF ANTIGEN SPECIFIC TUMOR IMMUNOTHERAPY - The invention provides a method for the improved processing efficiency of T cell tumor antigen epitopes using bioinformatic means. The proteolytic sites in the generation of 47 experimentally identified HLA-A2.1-restricted immunodominant tumor antigen epitopes was compared to those of 52 documented HLA-A2.1-restricted immunodominant viral antigen epitopes. The amino acid frequencies in the C-terminal cleavage sites of the tumor antigen epitopes, as well as several positions within the 10 amino acid (aa) flanking regions, were significantly different from those of the viral antigen epitopes. These two groups of epitopes may be cleaved by distinct sets of proteasomes and peptidases or similar enzymes with lower efficiencies for tumor epitopes, targeted activation of the immunoproteasomes and peptidases can be achieved that mediate the cleavage of viral epitopes in order to more effectively generate tumor antigen epitopes thus enhancing antigen-specific tumor immunotherapy.08-20-2009
20090208447Polypeptides - The present invention provides polypeptides having the property of binding to a given Class I pMHC CHARACTERISED IN THAT said polypeptide has a K08-20-2009
20090202477METHODS OF TREATING INFECTIONS USING IL-21 - Methods for treating mammals with infections, particularly viral infections using molecules that have an IL-21 functional activity are described. The molecules having IL-21 functional activities include polypeptides that have homology to the human IL-21 polypeptide sequence and proteins fused to a polypeptide with IL-21 functional activity. The molecules can be used as a monotherapy or in combination with other known antimicrobial or antiviral therapeutics.08-13-2009
20090220454NOVEL HYDROXAMATES AS THERAPEUTIC AGENTS - The present invention is directed to certain hydroxamate derivatives that are useful in the treatment of hepatitis C. These compounds are also inhibitors of histone deacetylase and are therefore useful in the treatment of diseases associated with histone deacetylase activity. Pharmaceutical compositions and processes for preparing these compounds are also disclosed.09-03-2009
20090220451CYCLOPROPYL COMPOUNDS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR DELIVERING ACTIVE AGENTS - Compounds and compositions for the delivery of active agents are provided. Methods of administration and preparation are provided as well.09-03-2009
20090220450Methods and compositions for wound healing - Methods and compositions comprising combinations of one or more anti-connexin agents and one or more other agents useful for the promotion and/or improvement of wound healing and/or tissue repair.09-03-2009
20090220453ENHANCING STEM CELL MOBILIZATION - This invention relates to methods and compositions for enhancing hematopoietic stem cell mobilization by inhibiting early growth response-1 (egr1) activity.09-03-2009
20090098084PARP INHIBITOR COMPOUNDS, COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS OF USE - The present invention relates to tetraaza phenalen-3-one compounds which inhibit poly (ADP-ribose) polymerase (PARP) and are useful in the chemosensitization of cancer therapeutics. The induction of peripheral neuropathy is a common side-effect of many of the conventional and newer chemotherapies. The present invention further provides means to reliably prevent or cure chemotherapy-induced neuropathy. The invention also relates to the use of the disclosed PARP inhibitor compounds in enhancing the efficacy of chemotherapeutic agents such as temozolomide. The invention also relates to the use of the disclosed PARP inhibitor compounds to radiosensitize tumor cells to ionizing radiation. The invention also relates to the use of the disclosed PARP inhibitor compounds for treatment of cancers with DNA repair defects.04-16-2009
20090246169INDOLOPYRIDINES AS EG5 KINESIN MODULATORS - Compounds of a certain formula I, in which R1, R2, R3, R4, R5 and R6 have the meanings indicated in the description, are effective compounds with anti-proliferative and/or apoptosis inducing activity.10-01-2009
201000032134'-SUBSTITUTED NUCLEOSIDE DERIVATIVES AS INHIBITORS OF HCV RNA REPLICATION - The present invention relates to the use of nucleoside derivatives of formula Ia01-07-2010
20120195853COSMETIC METHOD FOR TREATMENT OF SKIN AND HAIR WITH COSMETIC COMPOSITIONS CONTAINING INTERLEUKIN-1 - Cosmetic methods for treating skin and/or hair, including steps of (a) applying to skin and/or hair a cosmetic composition comprising interleukin-1 for 3 to 70 days, followed by (b) withdrawing application of the composition for 14 to 70 days, and (c) repeating steps (a)-(b) at least once.08-02-2012
20120195852VACCINES, IMMUNOTHERAPEUTICS AND METHODS FOR USING THE SAME - Improved vaccines which include a nucleotide sequence that encodes immunomodulating protein operably linked to regulatory elements are disclosed. The improved vaccines include DNA vaccines, recombinant vaccines for delivering foreign antigen and live attenuated vaccines. Methods of immunizing individuals are disclosed. Compositions for and methods of treating individuals with autoimmune diseases are disclosed.08-02-2012
20090263351Use of IL-12 and IL-12 antagonists in the treatment of autoimmune diseases - Method of treating autoimmune conditions are disclosed comprising administering to a mammalian subject IL-12 or an IL-12 antagonist. In certain preferred embodiments the autoimmune condition is one which is promoted by an increase in levels of IFN-γ or TNF-α. Suitable conditions for treatment include multiple sclerosis, systemic lupus erythematosus, rheumatoid arthritis, autoimmune pulmonary inflammation, Guillain-Barre syndrome, autoimmune thyroiditis, insulin dependent diabetes melitis and autoimmune inflammatory eye disease.10-22-2009
20090257977NOVEL TETRAHYDROPYRIDOTHIOPHENES - Compounds of a certain formula (I), in which Ra and Rb have the meanings indicated in the description, are novel effective compounds with anti-proliferative and apoptosis inducing activity.10-15-2009
20100015086USE OF IL-22 FOR THE TREATMENT OF CONDITIONS OF METABOLIC DISORDERS - The use of IL-22 for the treatment of metabolic disorders including hyperlipidemia, obesity, hyperinsulinemia and diabetics. IL-22 may also be used in combination with insulin for diabetics.01-21-2010
20100150864ANTIBODIES THAT BIND TO IL-18 AND METHODS OF PURIFYING THE SAME - Anti-IL-18 antibodies are disclosed herein, including antigen-binding portions thereof. One or more methods for isolating and purifying anti-IL-18 antibodies from a sample matrix is presented. These isolated anti-IL-18 antibodies can be used in a clinical setting as well as in research and development. Pharmaceutical compositions comprising isolated anti-IL-18 antibodies are also described.06-17-2010
20100150862METHODS OF MODULATING MATERNAL-FETAL TOLERANCE - Provided are cytokines and methods of modulating maternal tolerance of a fetus using IL-27 agonists. Also provided are methods of modulating implantation of an embryo to a uterine lining, and methods of diagnosis.06-17-2010
20100150863HYDROXY METHYL PHENYL PYRAZOLYL UREA COMPOUND USEFUL IN TREATMENT OF CANCER - The compound 4-{4-[({3-tert-Butyl-1-[3-(hydroxymethyl)phenyl]-1H-pyrazol-5-yl}-carbamoyl)amino]-3-chlorohenoxy}-N-methylpyridine-2-carboxamide and alternatives forms thereof (e.g., salts, hydrates, solvates, prodrugs, polymorphs and metabolites); pharmaceutical compositions which contain them and methods for treating cancer using them.06-17-2010
20090041716CRYSTALLINE FORM OF METHYL ((1S)-1-(((2S)-2-(5-(4'-(2-((2S)-1((2S)-2-((METHOXYCARBONYL)AMINO)-3-METH- YLBUTANOYL)-2-PYRROLIDINYL)-1H-IMIDAZOL-5-YL)-4-BIPHENYLYL)-1H-IMIDAZOL-2-- YL)-1-PYRROLIDINYL)CARBONYL)-2-METHYLPROPYL)CARBAMATE DIHYDROCHLORIDE SALT - The present disclosure generally relates to a crystalline form of methyl ((1S)-1-(((2S)-2-(5-(4′-(2-((2S)-1-((2S)-2-((methoxycarbonyl)amino)-3-methylbutanoyl)-2-pyrrolidinyl)-1 H-imidazol-5-yl)-4-biphenylyl)-1H-imidazol-2-yl)-1-pyrrolidinyl)carbonyl)-2-methylpropyl)carbamate dihydrochloride salt. The present disclosure also generally relates to a pharmaceutical composition comprising a crystalline form, as well of methods of using a crystalline form in the treatment of Hepatitis C and methods for obtaining such crystalline form.02-12-2009
20100183546Method for Increasing CD8+ Cytotoxic T Cell Responses and for Treating Multiple Sclerosis - The present invention relates generally to the field of immunology and development of autologous vaccines. More specifically, the present invention is concerned with a method of treating autoimmune disease Multiple Sclerosis (MS) by means of immunizing patients with autologous CD807-22-2010
20100260706COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR IMPROVING PRODUCTION OF RECOMBINANT POLYPEPTIDES - The present invention relates to biologically active polypeptides linked to one or more accessory polypeptides. The present invention also provides recombinant polypeptides including vectors encoding the subject proteinaceous entities, as well as host cells comprising the vectors. The subject compositions have a variety of utilities including a range of pharmaceutical applications.10-14-2010
20090117073USE OF A FUSION PROTEIN TARGETING THE ED-B FIBRONECTIN DOMAIN FOR TREATMENT OF ATHEROSCLEROSIS - The present invention relates to the use of a fusion protein comprising an antibody part which specifically recognises ED-B fibronectin, an effector part and optionally one or more fusion protein linker(s) and/or antibody linker(s), for the manufacturing of medicaments for the treatment and prevention of atherosclerosis05-07-2009
20100183545TARGETED CARGO PROTEIN COMBINATION THERAPY - The present invention combines a targeted cargo protein with an active agent for the treatment of a disease or condition.07-22-2010
20100183542Synergism Between Activated Immune Cells and Conventional Cancer Therapies - The present invention relates to a composition, method and kit for treating cancer. The treatment comprises administering a pre-sensitizing agent to a tumor or subject, and administering a cancer therapy to the tumor cells or subject. The pre-sensitizing agent increases or induces the apoptosis of the tumor cells, as compared to the rate of apoptosis of tumor cells that have not been pre-sensitized prior to receiving the cancer therapy. In another aspect, the invention relates to a kit comprising a pre-sensitizing agent and a cancer therapy.07-22-2010
20090047240CHAPERONIN 10-INDUCED IMMUNOMODULATION - The present invention relates to methods for modulating Toll-like receptor signalling in a subject, or in at least one cell, tissue or organ thereof, methods for treating or preventing a disease or condition in a subject, methods for modulating the production and/or secretion of one or more immunomodulators in a subject, or at least one cell, tissue or organ thereof, wherein said methods involve the administration of chaperonin 10, and wherein the chaperonin 10 associates with a Toll-like receptor in an activation cluster. Also contemplated are associated compositions and uses thereof.02-19-2009
20100260710MACROCYCLIC SERINE PROTEASE INHIBITORS - Provided herein are macrocyclic serine protease inhibitor compounds, for example, of Formula Ia or Ib, pharmaceutical compositions comprising the compounds, and processes of preparation thereof. Also provided are methods of their use for the treatment of an HCV infection in a host in need thereof.10-14-2010
20090047238Novel Spirotropane Compounds And Methods For The Modulation Of Chemokine Receptor Activity - Compounds according to formula, (I):02-19-2009
20100260707ANTIGEN ASSOCIATED WITH RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS - The invention relates to a binding member that binds the Extra Domain-A (ED-A) isoform of fibronectin for the detection and treatment of rheumatoid arthritis.10-14-2010
20100260704HUMAN INTERFERON-GAMMA (INFGAMMA) VARIANTS - The present invention relates to human interferon gamma variants with improved thermostability, to a nucleic acid encoding said variants, to a pharmaceutical composition containing them, and to their use for the treatment of a viral infection and of cancer.10-14-2010
20100260705PRODUCTS FOR ALTERING IL-33 ACTIVITY AND METHODS THEREOF - Products for altering IL-33 activity including antibodies that specifically bind to an epitope with the polypeptide sequence of IL-33 such as antibodies that specifically bind to a protease cleavage region of IL-33 comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID No. 17, or SEQ ID NO. 16, or SEQ ID NO. 10; isolated IL-33 polypeptide(s); and compositions comprising a soluble IL-33 receptor linked to an enzyme capable of cleaving IL-33 or an antibody that binds to IL-33 linked to an enzyme capable of cleaving IL-33. The invention also relates to methods of altering IL-33 activity using the products described herein.10-14-2010
20110129439CONDITIONED MEDIUM OF LIVER PROGENITOR CELLS - The invention is in the field of regenerative medicine. It has been found that the conditioned medium of non-oval pluripotent liver progenitor cells exerts a tissue regenerating effect. A preparation of the cell free conditioned medium is therefore useful in the treatment of injury and organ failure, preferably liver and/or injury or failure.06-02-2011
20110129441METHOD AND SYSTEM TO REMOVE SOLUBLE TNFR1, TNFR2, AND IL2 IN PATIENTS - A method, and system, to induce remission in diseases characterized by excess production of sTNR and interleukin 2 has been developed. In the most preferred embodiment, the system consists of antibodies to sTNFR1, sTNFR2 and sIL2R immobilized in a column containing a material such as SEPHAROSE™. The patient is connected to a pheresis machine which separates the blood into the plasma and red cells, and the plasma is circulated through the column until the desired reduction in levels of sTNFR1, sTNFR2, and IL2 is achieved, preferably to less than normal levels. In the preferred method, patients are treated three times a week for four weeks. This process can be repeated after a period of time. Clinical studies showed reduction in tumor burden in patients having failed conventional chemotherapy and radiation treatments.06-02-2011
20080206193Method for treatment and management of thyroid cancer using immunomodulatory compounds - Methods of treating, preventing and/or managing cancer as well as and diseases and disorders associated with, or characterized by, undesired angiogenesis are disclosed. Specific methods encompass the administration of an immunomodulatory compound alone or in combination with a second active ingredient. The invention further relates to methods of reducing or avoiding adverse side effects associated with chemotherapy, radiation therapy, hormonal therapy, biological therapy or immunotherapy which comprise the administration of an immunomodulatory compound. Pharmaceutical compositions, single unit dosage forms, and kits suitable for use in methods of the invention are also disclosed.08-28-2008
20100183548TWEAK 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.07-22-2010
20100226879HETEROCYCLIC ANTIVIRAL COMPOUNDS - Compounds having the formula A-R wherein A is a hetereoaryl and R is Ia, Ib or Ic and wherein A, R, R09-09-2010
20120195854GRANULYSIN IN IMMUNOTHERAPY - Methods of stimulating or enhancing an immune response in a host are disclosed. The methods include contacting a monocyte with 15 kD granulysin thereby producing a monocyte-derived dendritic cell. In one example, the method further includes contacting the monocyte or monocyte-derived dendritic cell with a target antigen, such as a tumor antigen or an autoimmune antigen. In another embodiment, the method includes contacting the monocyte with an additional agent that enhances maturation of dendritic cells or induces immunological tolerance. The methods are of use in vivo, in vitro and ex vivo. In another aspect, the disclosure relates to compositions and methods for the treatment of tumors.08-02-2012
20110059041Vaccine for treatment and prevention of herpes simplex virus infection - The present invention relates to methods and compositions for the prevention and treatment of herpes virus infections. The invention provides antigenic peptides, and pharmaceutical compositions comprising complexes of antigenic peptides and adjuvants that can activate an immune response against herpes viruses. The invention also provides methods of making the antigenic peptides and complexes of antigenic peptides and adjuvants. Methods of use of the pharmaceutical compositions are also provided.03-10-2011
20100226878METHODS OF INHIBITING PHOTORECEPTOR APOPTOSIS - The present invention provides methods to prevent photoreceptor death. In particular, the present invention provides peptides which prevent FAS-mediated photoreceptor apoptosis.09-09-2010
20130216497NOVEL TRICYCLIC COMPOUNDS - The invention provides compounds of Formula (I) and Formula (II)08-22-2013
20100239522CHEMOTHERAPEUTIC FOR INDUCING AN MSH2-DEPENDENT APOPTOTIC PATHWAY - A method of treating cancer in a subject in need thereof comprises administering said subject reserpine, yohimbine, an analog thereof, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt or prodrug thereof, in an amount effective to treat the cancer. Compounds and compositions useful for carrying out the method are also described.09-23-2010
20100239524MICROPARTICLES PREPARED USING AN IONIC LIQUID - Microparticles comprising at least one active agent embedded within a biocompatible, biodegradable polymeric matrix, wherein said microparticles are prepared with an ionic liquid.09-23-2010
20100239523TLR MODULATORS AND METHODS FOR USING THE SAME - The invention provides Toll-like receptor (TLR) modulators, compositions comprising the same, and methods for using the same.09-23-2010
20100233119SUPPRESSION OF IMMUNE RESPONSE TO FACTOR VIII IN HEMOPHILIA A PATIENTS - This invention relates to methods and compositions for suppressing an immune response to Factor VIII in subjects suffering from hemophilia A and having preformed inhibitor antibodies against Factor VIII, and compositions and methods that advantageously render subjects amenable to standard treatments for hemophilia A, including Factor VIII replacement therapy.09-16-2010
20100254939GRAFT COPOLYMERS AS DRUG DELIVERY SYSTEMS - The present invention relates to graft copolymers of polyvinyl sulfonic-co-vinyl alcohol)-g-poly(lactide-co-glycolide) (P(VS-VA)-g-PLGA) with negatively charged electrolyte properties, their method of preparation and their use. These negatively charged graft copolymers are suitable for effective loading and sustained-release of especially positively charged drugs, proteins and peptides, and drug-loaded particles from these grafted co-polymers are especially useful as parenteral or mucosal drug delivery systems for pharmaceutical applications.10-07-2010
20100254940Compositions and Methods for Regulating an Immune Response in a Subject - The present invention relates to compositions an methods for regulating an immune response in a subject, particularly to treat a subject with a tumor, notably a solid tumor, or an infectious disease. Disclosed are methods of regulating the innate immunity in a subject, such as by regulating the activity of γδ T cells in a subject. Disclosed are combinations of particular agents, such as a cytokine and a γδ T cell activator, particular administration regimens and dosages can produce a remarkable expansion of γδ T cells in vivo and a remarkable increase in a subject's immune defense. The invention can be used for therapeutic purposes, to produce, regulate or facilitate an immune response in a subject.10-07-2010
20100150865NOVEL FORMULATIONS TO INHIBIT CYCLOOXYGENASE AND PRO-INFLAMMATORY CYTOKINE MEDIATED DISEASES - The invention provides method and composition for alleviating one or more symptoms associated with a medical condition mediated by one or more of a cyclooxygenase, a pro-inflammatory cytokine, and a pro-inflammatory enzyme. The method includes administering an effective amount of a composition to a person suffering from the medical condition. The composition essentially includes a set of plant extracts. The set of plant extracts include an extract of 06-17-2010
20100135955HUMAN M2e PEPTIDE IMMUNOGENS - The present invention provides novel peptide immunogens comprising influenza virus matrix 2 protein epitopes and related compositions and methods. The present invention relates to a composition comprising a peptide immunogen useful for the prevention and treatment of an influenza virus-mediated disease. The invention also relates to vaccines, immunogenic products and immunogenic compositions containing the peptide immunogens.06-03-2010
20100221210Dimeric Alpha Interferon PEGylated Site-Specifically Shows Enhanced and Prolonged Efficacy in Vivo - The present invention concerns methods and compositions for forming PEGylated complexes of defined stoichiometry and structure. In preferred embodiments, the PEGylated complex is formed using dock-and-lock technology, by attaching a therapeutic agent to a DDD sequence and attaching a PEG moiety to an AD sequence and allowing the DDD sequence to bind to the AD sequence in a 2:1 stoichiometry, to form PEGylated complexes with two therapeutic agents and one PEG moiety. In alternative embodiments, the therapeutic agent may be attached to the AD sequence and the PEG to the DDD sequence to form PEGylated complexes with two PEG moieties and one therapeutic agent. In more preferred embodiments, the therapeutic agent may comprise any peptide or protein of physiologic or therapeutic activity, preferably a cytokine, more preferably interferon-α209-02-2010
20100135957Chimeric Heteromultimer Adhesins - Novel chimeric heteromultimer adhesins that bind the ligand of natural heteromultimeric receptors and uses therefor are disclosed. The chimeric molecules of the heteromultimer adhesins comprise an extracellular domain of a heteromultimeric receptor monomer and a multimerization domain for the stable interaction of the chimeric molecules in the adhesin. Specifically disclosed are heteromultimeric adhesins comprising the extracellular domains of ErbB2 and ErbB3 or ErbB2 and ErbB4. The chimeric ErbB heteromultimer adhesins of the present invention are useful as competitive antagonists or agonists of a neuregulin for the treatment of diseases such as various cancers.06-03-2010
20100129320QUINOLINE DERIVATIVES FOR MODULATING DNA METHYLATION - Quinoline derivatives, particularly 4-anilinoquinoline derivatives, are provided. Such quinoline derivatives can be used for modulation of DNA methylation, such as effective inhibition of methylation of cytosine at the C-5 position, for example via selective inhibition of DNA methyltransferase DNMT1. Methods for synthesizing numerous 4-anilinoquinoline derivatives and for modulating DNA methylation are provided. Also provided are methods for formulating and administering these compounds or compositions to treat conditions such as cancer and hematological disorders.05-27-2010
20100129318CYNOMOLGUS IL-13 MUTEIN PROTEINS, ANTIBODIES, COMPOSITIONS, METHODS AND USES - The present invention relates to at least one novel cynomolgus IL-13 muteins (Mut-IL-13) proteins, antibodies, including isolated nucleic acids that encode at least one Mut-IL-13 protein or antibody, Mut-IL-13 vectors, host cells, transgenic animals or plants, and methods of making and using thereof, including therapeutic compositions, methods and devices.05-27-2010
20120141412METHODS OF TREATING IDIOPATHIC THROMBOCYTOPENIC PURPURA WITH COMPOSITIONS COMPRISING EXTRACTS OF ASTRAGALUS MEMBRANACEUS - The teachings provided herein generally relate to the preparation and uses of compositions comprising extracts of 06-07-2012
20120141411Uses of IL-174 Antagonists for Inhibiting A Th2 Immune Response - Agonists or antagonists of cytokine designated IL-174, and various methods of their use are provided. In particular, the methods make use of facts that many activities of the IL-174 cytokine are described.06-07-2012
20100098656Polyamino acids functionalized by hydrophobic grafts bearing an anionic charge and applications thereof, such as therapeutic applications - The present invention relates to novel materials based on biodegradable polyamino acids that are useful especially for the vectorization of active principle(s) (AP). The invention further relates to novel pharmaceutical, cosmetic, dietetic or phytosanitary compositions based on these polyamino acids. The object of the invention is to provide a novel polymer starting material that is capable of being used for the vectorization of AP and makes it possible on the one hand to achieve high polymer/AP ratios, and on the other hand optimally to satisfy all the specifications required in the case in point: biocompatibility, biodegradability, ability to associate easily with numerous active principles or to solubilize them, and ability to release these active principles in vivo. This object is achieved by the present invention, which relates first and foremost to linear polyamino acids comprising aspartic units or glutamic units and having hydrophobic grafts comprising hydrophobic groups containing from 8 to 30 carbon atoms, at least one of these hydrophobic grafts having at least one anionic charge and/or one or more mutually identical or different ionizable groups each capable of giving rise to at least one anionic charge. These polymers are amphiphilic and anionic and are capable of being converted easily and economically to particles for the vectorization of active principles, these particles themselves being capable of forming stable aqueous colloidal suspensions.04-22-2010
20100080772Hepatitis C Virus Inhibitors - The present disclosure relates to compounds, compositions and methods for the treatment of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. Also disclosed are pharmaceutical compositions containing such compounds and methods for using these compounds in the treatment of HCV infection.04-01-2010
20090074714Method for Treating Urinary Bladder Cancer - The present invention discloses an immunotherapeutic method for treating a patient suffering from urinary bladder cancer by administering expanded tumour-reactive CD4+ helper and/or CD8+ T-lymphocytes obtainable from one or more sentinel or metinel lymph nodes draining a tumour in the bladder or a metastasis arising from a tumour in the bladder The method provides a new effective method for treating urinary bladder cancer and metastatic bladder cancer, without adverse side effects associated with the known treatments. The method comprises identification of in a patient one or more sentinel and/or metinel lymph nodes draining a tumour in the bladder or a metastasis from a tumour in the bladder, resection of the one or more nodes and, optionally all or part of the tumour or metastasis, isolation of tumour-reactive T-lymphocytes from said lymph nodes, in vitro expansion of said tumour-reactive T-lymphocytes, and administration of the thus obtained tumour-reactive T-lymphocytes to the patient, wherein the T-lymphocytes are CD4+helper and/or CD8+ T-lymphocytes.03-19-2009
20090074716 METHOD FOR TREATING INFLUENZA VIRUS INFECTION - The invention concerns the treatment of orthomyxovirus infections with inhibitors of the ubiquitin protease system, in particular proteasome inhibitors.03-19-2009
20090074715Compounds for the Treatment of Hepatitis C - The invention encompasses compounds of formula I as well as compositions and methods of using the compounds. The compounds have activity against hepatitis C virus (HCV) and are useful in treating those infected with HCV.03-19-2009
20090074712Methods for Treatment and Prevention of Infection - Specific cytokines may be used as agents for the treatment and/or prevention of bacterial infection, by binding to components of the bacterial cell membrane and directly killing the bacteria. This finding has a number of applications in screening methods, vaccine production and clearance of bacterial components.03-19-2009
20110236346Compositions and Methods for Treatment of Radiation Exposure - The present invention relates to an immunostimulant and to the use of an immunostimulant in the form of a cross-linked muramyl dipeptide microparticle in the treatment of radiation exposure, radiation poisoning, and mitigating the toxic effects of radiotherapy.09-29-2011
20130189224COMPOSITIONS, METHODS, AND KITS FOR ELICITING AN IMMUNE RESPONSE - The present invention relates to compositions, methods, and kits for eliciting an immune response to at least one CMV antigen expressed by a cancer cell, in particular for treating and preventing cancer. CMV determination methods, compositions, and kits also are provided.07-25-2013
20110027220Interleukin-1 Conjugates and Uses Thereof - The present invention is related to the fields of molecular biology, virology, immunology and medicine. The invention provides a composition comprising an ordered and repetitive antigen array, wherein the antigen is an IL-1 protein, an IL-1 mutein or an IL-1 fragment. More specifically, the invention provides a composition comprising a virus-like particle, and at least one IL-1 protein, IL-1 mutein or at least one IL-1 fragment linked thereto. The invention also provides a process for producing the composition. The compositions of the invention are useful in the production of vaccines for the treatment of inflammatory diseases, and chronic autoimmune diseases, genetic diseases and cardiovascular diseases. The composition of the invention efficiently induces immune responses, in particular antibody responses. Furthermore, the compositions of the invention are particularly useful to efficiently induce self-specific immune responses within the indicated context.02-03-2011
20090162317Polynucleotide encoding HCV epitopes which can bind to various HLA supertypes, immunogenic composition comprising same and method of inducing an HCV-specific immune response using same - There are provided a polynucleotide encoding HCV epitopes, an immunogenic composition including same, and a method of inducing an HCV-specific immune response using same.06-25-2009
20090148404COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR ELIMINATING UNDESIRED SUBPOPULATIONS OF T CELLS IN PATIENTS WITH IMMUNOLOGICAL DEFECTS RELATED TO AUTOIMMUNITY AND ORGAN OR HEMATOPOIETIC STEM CELL TRANSPLANTATION - The present invention relates generally to methods for stimulating T cells, and more particularly, to methods to eliminate undesired (e.g., autoreactive, alloreactive, pathogenic) subpopulations of T cells from a mixed population of T cells, thereby restoring the normal immune repertoire of said T cells. The present invention also relates to compositions of cells, including stimulated T cells having restored immune repertoire and uses thereof.06-11-2009
20090130057Compounds for the Treatment of Hepatitis C - The invention encompasses compounds of formula I as well as compositions and methods of using the compounds. The compounds have activity against hepatitis C virus (HCV) and are useful in treating those infected with HCV.05-21-2009
20120244117METHOD OF REVERSING IMMUNE SUPPRESSION OF LANGERHANS CELLS - A method of treating human papillomavirus (HPV), by administering a therapeutically effective amount of a primary cell-derived biologic to a patient infected with HPV, and inducing an immune response to HPV. A method of overcoming HPV-induced immune suppression of Langerhans cells (LC), by administering a therapeutically effective amount of a primary cell-derived biologic to a patient infected with HPV, and activating LC. A method of increasing LC migration towards lymph nodes, by administering a therapeutically effective amount of a primary cell-derived biologic to a patient infected with HPV, activating LC, and inducing LC migration towards lymph nodes. A method of generating immunity against HPV, by administering an effective amount of a primary cell derived biologic to a patient infected with HPV, generating immunity against HPV, and preventing new lesions from developing.09-27-2012
20120244114ANTIGEN ASSOCIATED WITH RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS - The invention relates to a binding member that binds the Extra Domain-A (ED-A) isoform of fibronectin for the detection and treatment of rheumatoid arthritis.09-27-2012
20120244112MUTANT INTERLEUKIN-2 POLYPEPTIDES - The present invention generally relates to mutant interleukin-2 polypeptides that exhibit reduced affinity to the α-subunit of the IL-2 receptor, for use as immunotherapeutic agents. In addition, the invention relates to immunoconjugates comprising said mutant IL-2 polypeptides, polynucleotide molecules encoding the mutant IL-2 polypeptides or immunoconjugates, and vectors and host cells comprising such polynucleotide molecules. The invention further relates to methods for producing the mutant IL-2 polypeptides or immunoconjugates, pharmaceutical compositions comprising the same, and uses thereof.09-27-2012
20130129670MACROPHAGE ACTIVATING FACTOR FOR USE IN THE TREATMENT OF CHRONIC FATIGUE SYNDROME (CFS) AND CFS-RELATED DISEASES AND DISORDERS - The present invention relates to Macrophage Activating Factors such as GcMAF and compositions thereof, for use in the treatment of a patient suffering from CFS/ME and/or XMRV infection.05-23-2013
20130129672MUTANTS OF INTERLEUKIN- 1 RECEPTOR ANTAGONIST AND USES THEREOF - The invention provides an isolated polypeptide comprising a variant amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 1, or a fusion or derivative of said polypeptide, or a fusion of a said derivative thereof, wherein the polypeptide, fusion or derivative retains a biological activity of wild type IL-IRa. In one embodiment, the isolated polypeptide, fusion or derivative is or comprises a polypeptide variant of amino acid sequence SEQ ID NO: 1 comprising or consisting of substitutions at one or more of the following amino acid mutations of SEQ ID NO: 1: Q29K, P38Y, P38R, L42W, D47N, E52R, H54R, E90Y, Q129L, Q129N, M136N, M136D and Q149K. Also provided are pharmaceutical compositions of the above polypeptide, fusion or derivative, as well as uses of the same for treating a disease or condition capable of being treated by an agent which inhibits the function of IL-1 receptors.05-23-2013
20100297067METHYLATION MARKERS FOR PROSTATE CANCER AND METHODS OF USE - The present invention provides methods for identifying prostate cancer by detecting nucleic acid methylation of one or more genes in one or more samples. The invention further relates to DNA methylation as a predictor of prostate cancer recurrence and patient prognosis.11-25-2010
20100297068METHODS FOR TREATING VIRAL INFECTION USING IL-28 AND IL-29 - IL-28A, IL-28B, IL-29, and certain mutants thereof have been shown to have antiviral activity on a spectrum of viral species. Of particular interest is the antiviral activity demonstrated on viruses that infect liver, such as hepatitis B virus and hepatitis C virus. In addition, IL-28A, IL-28B, IL-29, and mutants thereof do not exhibit some of the antiproliferative activity on hematopoietic cells that is observed with interferon treatment. Without the immunosuppressive effects accompanying interferon treatment, IL-28A, IL-28B, and IL-29 will be useful in treating immunocompromised patients for viral infections.11-25-2010
20100297074Wound healing compositions, systems, and methods - The present disclosure relates, according to some embodiments, to the ability of SAP to suppress the differentiation of monocytes into fibrocytes. It also relates to the ability of IL-4 and IL-3 to enhance the differentiation of monocytes into fibrocytes. Methods and compositions for binding SAP, decreasing SAP levels and suppressing SAP activity are provided. Methods of using, inter alia, CPHPC, the 4,6-pyruvate acetyl of beta-D-galactopyranose, ethanolamines, high EEO agarose, IL-4, and IL-13, and anti-SAP antibodies and fragments thereof to increase monocyte differentiation into fibrocytes are provided. These methods are useful in a variety of applications, including wound healing. Wound dressings are also provided. Finally, the disclosure may include assays for detecting the ability of various agents to modulate monocyte differentiation into fibrocytes and to detect monocyte defects.11-25-2010
20100189682Biologically active proteins having increased In Vivo and/or In Vitro stability - The present invention provides unstructured recombinant polymers (URPs) and proteins containing one or more of the URPs. The present invention also provides microproteins, toxins and other related proteinaceous entities, as well as genetic packages displaying these entities. The present invention also provides recombinant polypeptides including vectors encoding the subject proteinaceous entities, as well as host cells comprising the vectors. The subject compositions have a variety of utilities including a range of pharmaceutical applications.07-29-2010
20110117053METHOD OF MODULATING FIBROBLAST ACCUMULATION OR COLLAGEN DEPOSITION - The invention provides methods and compositions for reducing or preventing fibrosis in a subject suffering from a fibrotic disorder by administering a therapeutically effective amount of at least one antagonist to the cytokine thymic stromal lymphopoietin to the subject. In one embodiment, the methods and compositions further comprise administering at least one additional antagonist to an additional profibrotic cytokine, growth factor or chemokine.05-19-2011
20110117051METHOD FOR INDUCING AND ACCELERATING CELLS - The present invention relates to a method for the production of functional dendritic cells wherein CD34 positive cells are contacted with compounds inducing and accelerating the differentiation of these CD34 positive cells into functional dendritic cells. More in particular, the CD34 positive cells are contacted with anthracyclines and/or anthracenediones. In another aspect, the current invention relates to the cells obtainable by the method according to the invention. In a further aspect the current invention relates to the use of compounds such as anthracyclines and/or anthracenediones that induce and accelerate the differentiation of CD34 positive cells into functional dendritic cells in the manufacture of a medicament for inducing an immune response in human in need thereof.05-19-2011
20100303754PROCESS FOR PREPARATION OF CYCLODEXTRIN OLIGOMERS OR POLYMERS, PRODUCTS OBTAINED AND USES - A process for the preparation of cyclodextrin oligomers or polymers, whereby the cyclodextrin molecules are coupled to one another covalently via a spacer arm, based on a coupling reaction between an alkyne and an azide producing the formation of an aromatic heterocyclic bridge between the coupled units. Also described are the cyclodextrin oligomers or polymers that are obtained and their uses.12-02-2010
20110123488Method of Treatment for Cancers Associated with Elevated HER2 Levels - Novel methods of treating proliferative disorders characterized by elevated Her-2, and the patient is then administered an effective amount of an HSP90 inhibitor.05-26-2011
20110123487THERAPEUTIC AGENTS COMPRISING ELASTIC PEPTIDES - The present invention provides therapeutic agents and compositions comprising elastic peptides and therapeutic proteins. Such peptides exhibit a flexible, extended conformation. In some embodiments, the therapeutic protein is a GLP-1 receptor agonist (e.g., GLP-1, exendin), insulin, or Factor VII/VIIa, including functional analogs. The present invention further provides encoding polynucleotides, as well as methods of making and using the therapeutic agents. The therapeutic agents have improvements in relation to their use as therapeutics, including, inter alia, one or more of half-life, clearance and/or persistence in the body, solubility, and bioavailability.05-26-2011
20110123484METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR TREATING FUS1 RELATED DISORDERS - The invention relates to methods, systems, and transgenic animals useful for screening, diagnosing, and treating Fus1 related disorders. Further disclosed herein are novel methods for inhibiting cellular proliferation disorders as well as immune system disorders.05-26-2011
20100303755Hepatitis C Virus Inhibitors - The present disclosure relates to compounds, compositions and methods for the treatment of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. Also disclosed are pharmaceutical compositions containing such compounds and methods for using these compounds in the treatment of HCV infection.12-02-2010
20100303758Novel Glucocorticoid Receptor Agonists - This invention relates to novel glucocorticoid receptor agonists of formula (I):12-02-2010
20100310507USE OF 2 ANTI-SPARC ANTIBODIES TO PREDICT RESPONSE TO CHEMOTHERAPY - The invention provides anti-SPARC antibody-based techniques for predicting a response to chemotherapy.12-09-2010
20100310502Method of treating local infections in mammals - An effective method is provided for local treatment against localized microbial infection, including abscesses, in skin and soft tissue and elsewhere in mammalian organs. The method employs mammalian IL-17 receptor agonists, which exert several antimicrobial actions, including the stimulation of neutrophil turnover as well as macrophage phagocytosis locally in an infected mammalian organ.12-09-2010
20100310503NOVEL COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR CANCER TREATMENT - The present invention relates to the composition and methods of use of Stat3 pathway inhibitors or cancer stem cell inhibitors in combination treatment of cancer.12-09-2010
20100310504METHODS FOR TREATING FIBROSIS BY MODULATING CELLULAR SENESCENCE - Fibrosis arises as part of a wound healing response that maintains organ integrity following catastrophic tissue damage, but can also contribute to a variety of human pathologies, including liver cirrhosis. The invention demonstrates that cellular senescence acts to limit the fibrogenic response to tissue damage, thereby establishing a role for the senescence program in pathophysiological settings beyond cancer. Accordingly, the methods of the invention relate to modulating cellular senescence in disease tissue that have elevated numbers of senescent cells, such as in fibrotic tissues.12-09-2010
20130142755Methods for Improving Immune Function and Methods for Prevention or Treatment of Disease in a Mammalian Subject - A method for increasing a biological activity of a cytokine or lymphokine and a method of treating a neoplastic disease, autoimmune disease, or infectious disease, and a method for expanding a hematopoietic cell population, is provided by administering an antibody capable of binding a cytokine or by administering a cytokine complexed with an antibody or by administering a cytokine complexed with a cytokine receptor to a mammalian subject in need thereof.06-06-2013
20130142758NOVEL HYDROXAMATES AS THERAPEUTIC AGENTS - The present invention is directed to certain hydroxamate derivatives that are useful in the treatment of hepatitis C. These compounds are also inhibitors of histone deacetylase and are therefore useful in the treatment of diseases associated with histone deacetylase activity. Pharmaceutical compositions and processes for preparing these compounds are also disclosed.06-06-2013
20110110885Bioactive Depside and Anthocyanin Compounds, Compositions, and Methods of Use - Methods for modulating the level of a chemokine in a cell by administering to a cell an effective amount of a depside or an anthocyanin are provided. More particularly, a method for modulating the level of a chemokine in a cell by administering to a cell an effective amount of a depside having the structure of formula (IV): Formula (IV) wherein R is selected from H or CH05-12-2011
20110110887RECOMBINANT HERPESVIRUS OF TURKEYS ENCODING FOR INTERLEUKIN-12 - The present invention pertains to the use of a recombinant Herpesvirus of Turkeys (HVT) containing a heterologous nucleic acid sequence that encodesinter-leukin-12, to manufacture a medicament which protects a bird against Marek's disease virus and reduces its sensitivity for microbial infection.05-12-2011
20110110884IMMUNOTHERAPY FOR IMMUNE SUPPRESSED PATIENTS - The present invention provides compositions of a natural cytokine mixture (NCM) for treating a cellular immunodeficiency characterized by T lymphocytopenia, one or more dendritic cell functional defects such as those associated with lymph node sinus histiocytosis, and/or one or more monocyte functional defects such as those associated with a negative skin test to NCM. The invention includes methods of treating these cellular immunodeficiencies using the NCM of the invention. The compositions and methods are useful in the treatment of diseases associated with cellular immunodeficiencies such as cancer. Also provided are compositions and methods for reversing tumor-induced immune suppression comprising a chemical inhibitor and a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). The invention also provides a diagnostic skin test comprising NCM for predicting treatment outcome in cancer patients.05-12-2011
20090214471USE OF PEGYLATED IL-10 TO TREAT CANCER - Provided are methods of treatment for tumors. In particular, methods are provided for use of a chemically modified IL-10 to treat tumors.08-27-2009
20090214470EYE-DROP VACCINE CONTAINING COPOLYMER 1 FOR THERAPEUTIC IMMUNIZATION - The invention provides an eye-drop vaccine for therapeutic immunization of a mammal comprising Copolymer 1, a Copolymer 1-related peptide, or a Copolymer 1-related polypeptide, for treating neuronal degeneration caused by an injury or disease, disorder or condition in the central nervous system (CNS) or peripheral nervous system (PNS), for preventing or inhibiting neuronal secondary degeneration which may otherwise follow primary injury in the CNS, for promoting nerve regeneration in the CNS or in the PNS after an injury, disease, disorder or condition or for protecting CNS and PNS cells from glutamate toxicity.08-27-2009
20090214468Localized Insulin Delivery for Bone Healing - A method of promoting bone healing in a non-diabetic patient in need thereof by locally administering a therapeutically effective amount of insulin to the patient. A drug delivery device, which includes insulin and a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier, wherein the device is adapted for localized administration of insulin to a patient in need thereof is also presented.08-27-2009
20090214467METHODS OF PROTECTING AGAINST APOPTOSIS USING LIPOPEPTIDES - The use of lipopeptides as inducers of NF-κB for the protection of mammals from the effects of apoptosis is described.08-27-2009
20090214466Methods of Alleviating Disorders and Their Associated Pain - The invention relates generally to the field of treatment of headache, post-laminectomy syndrome, and other disorders associated with localized pain. The compositions and methods described herein are useful for alleviating both the disorders and the pain associated therewith.08-27-2009
20090214465Quinoxaline Derivatives as Antitumor Agents - The invention relates to methods of screening for binding partners, especially binding partners essential for the biological activity of erastin (e.g. VDACs such as VDAC3). The invention also provides reagents and methods for effective killing of cancer cells with erastin and related compounds or derivatives.08-27-2009
20110008280METHODS FOR TREATING VIRAL INFECTION USING IL-28 AND IL-29 CYSTEINE MUTANTS - IL-28A, IL-28B, IL-29, and certain mutants thereof have been shown to have antiviral activity on a spectrum of viral species. Of particular interest is the antiviral activity demonstrated on viruses that infect liver, such as hepatitis B virus and hepatitis C virus. In addition, IL-28A, IL-28B, IL-29, and mutants thereof do not exhibit some of the antiproliferative activity on hematopoietic cells that is observed with interferon treatment. Without the immunosuppressive effects accompanying interferon treatment, IL-28A, IL-28B, and IL-29 will be useful in treating immunocompromised patients for viral infections.01-13-2011
20110008282IL-1alpha immunization induces autoantibodies protective against atherosclerosis - Immunization of a mammal with IL-1α, which causes the mammal to generate IL-1α autoantibodies, can be used to reduce the risk and severity of, or to reduce progression of, an atherosclerosis-related disease in the mammal. Progression of atherosclerosis-related diseases such as peripheral ischemic heart disease, coronary artery disease, cerebrovascular disease, and peripheral arterial disease can be reduced using this treatment.01-13-2011
20090068140HEPATITIS C VIRUS INHIBITORS - The present disclosure relates to compounds, compositions and methods for the treatment of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. Also disclosed are pharmaceutical compositions containing such compounds and methods for using these compounds in the treatment of HCV infection.03-12-2009
20100196313Modified Two-Component Gelation Systems, Methods of Use and Methods of Manufacture - Compositions, methods of manufacture and methods of treatment for post-myocardial infarction are herein disclosed. In some embodiments, the composition includes at least two components. In one embodiment, a first component can include a first functionalized polymer and a substance having at least one cell adhesion site combined in a first buffer at a pH of approximately 6.5. A second component can include a second buffer in a pH of between about 7.5 and 9.0. A second functionalized polymer can be included in the first or second component. In some embodiments, the composition can include at least one cell type and/or at least one growth factor. In some embodiments, the composition(s) of the present invention can be delivered by a dual bore injection device to a treatment area, such as a post-myocardial infarct region.08-05-2010
20110008279Methods and Compositions Relating to Adhesins as Adjuvants - This invention is in the field of immunology and relates to the discovery that adhesins are potent activators of dendritic cells.01-13-2011
20100166699PHARMACEUTICAL COMBINATIONS COMPRISING PYRAZOLE DERIVATIVES AS PROTEIN KINASE MODULATORS - The invention provides a combination comprising an ancillary compound (e.g. one, two or more ancillary compounds) and a compound of the formula (I) having protein kinase B inhibiting activity: wherein A is a saturated hydrocarbon linker group containing from 1 to 7 carbon atoms, the linker group having a maximum chain length of 5 atoms extending between R07-01-2010
20110008281CARDIOPROTECTIVE ROLE OF HEPATIC CELLS AND HEPATOCYTE SECRETORY FACTORS IN MYOCARDIAL ISCHEMIA - The present invention provides methods, compositions, and systems for treating a subject at risk for, with, or suspected of having, myocardial ischemia using hepatocyte secretory factors (e.g., AGP2, BMPER, FGF21, NRG4, and/or TFF3) or using factors that promote liver cell migration to ischemic myocardial tissue (e.g., IL-6 and/or MMP-2).01-13-2011
20090035265Compositions and Methods for Targeted Delivery of Factors - The present invention relates to compositions and methods for targeted delivery of biologically-active factors, such as cytokines, growth factors, chemotherapeutic agents, nucleic acids, and therapeutic agents. The compositions of the present invention can be used to treat diseases and pathologies in organisms. Additionally the invention relates to methods and compositions for the enhancement of an immune response in a human or animal. Such enhancement may result in stimulation or suppression of the immune response. Other compositions and methods of the present invention include vaccines and those used for reduction of the toxicity of agents.02-05-2009
20090035262COMPOSITIONS 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.02-05-2009
20090035264STORAGE STABLE POWDER COMPOSITIONS OF INTERLEUKIN-4 RECEPTOR - The present invention provides storage stable dry powder compositions of IL-4R. The powder compositions demonstrate superior chemical and physical stability over their solution counterparts, particularly upon storage under varying conditions of temperature and humidity. Moreover, the powders, as prepared, possess good aerosol properties, which are maintained upon storage.02-05-2009
20090035261IL-17 homologous polypeptides and therapeutic uses thereof - The present invention is directed to novel polypeptides having sequence identity with IL-17, IL-17 receptors and to nucleic acid molecules encoding those polypeptides. Also provided herein are vectors and hosT-cells comprising those nucleic acid sequences, chimeric polypeptide molecules comprising the polypeptides of the present invention fused to heterologous polypeptide sequences, antibodies which bind to the polypeptides of the present invention and to methods for producing the polypeptides of the present invention. Further provided herein are methods for treating degenerative cartilaginous disorders and other inflammatory diseases.02-05-2009
20090035263COMPOSITIONS 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.02-05-2009
20090035256Mutant Il-10 - IL-10 sequence variants are disclosed that retain the therapeutically desirable anti-inflammatory properties of wild-type IL-10 but do not retain the hemoatopoeitic cell regulatory and cell proliferative activities. The mutant IL-10 polypeptides of the invention are used in methods of treating diseases involving inflammatory response, including neuropathic pain and other neurological disorders.02-05-2009
20090035254IL-21 Variants - IL-21 variant are provided wherein amino acids have been deleted and/or substituted in the region consisting of amino acid No. 65-96.02-05-2009
20090035253Poly(lactide-Co-glycolide) based sustained release microcapsules comprising a polypeptide and a sugar - This invention relates to compositions for the sustained release of biologically active polypeptides, and methods of forming and using said compositions, for the sustained release of biologically active polypeptides. The sustained release compositions of this invention comprise a biocompatible polymer having dispersed therein, a biologically active polypeptide and a sugar.02-05-2009
20090035252Method of inducing a CTL response - Disclosed herein are methods for inducing an immunological CTL response to an antigen by sustained, regular delivery of the antigen to a mammal so that the antigen reaches the lymphatic system. Antigen is delivered at a level sufficient to induce an immunologic CTL response in a mammal and the level of the antigen in the mammal's lymphatic system is maintained over time sufficient to maintain the immunologic CTL response. Also disclosed is an article of manufacture for delivering an antigen that induces a CTL response in an animal.02-05-2009
20110027223USE OF ELECTROPHILIC COMPOUNDS FOR INDUCING PLATELET PRODUCTION OR MAINTAINING PLATELET FUNCTION - The present invention is directed to a method of inducing platelet production that includes contacting a megakaryocyte with an electrophilic compound under conditions effective to induce platelet production by the contacting megakaryocyte. Methods of treating a patient for low platelet levels, increasing the circulating half-life of platelets, and improving the quality (activity) of platelets are also disclosed herein, which involve administering the electrophilic compound to a patient an effective amount to achieve the desired effect. Pharmaceutical compositions and therapeutic systems are also disclosed for carrying out these therapeutic treatments.02-03-2011
20110027222Vaccine for the Treatment of Osteoarthritis - The present invention pertains to a vaccine for the treatment of osteoarthritis in a vertebrate comprising IL-1β and optionally TNF-α cytokines or derivatives thereof, and in association with said IL-1β and optional TNF-α or derivatives thereof a part that is non-self with respect to the vertebrate such that the vaccine elicits an immune response in the vertebrate against IL-1β and TNF-α self-molecules of the said vertebrate.02-03-2011
20110002883THERAPEUTIC PREPARATIONS CONTAINING WHARTON'S JELLY - Therapeutic preparations for rejuvenation and anti-aging of human skin incorporates Wharton's Jelly or substantial fractions thereof as an active ingredient.01-06-2011
20110033416RNA Vaccines - The present invention relates to an RNA vaccine comprising an RNA molecule encoding an allergen or derivative thereof and uses thereof.02-10-2011
20110033415AGENT FOR DIFFERENTIATING HEMATOPOIETIC STEM CELL INTO NATURAL KILLER CELL COMPRISING YC-1 OR IL-2 1 AND A METHOD OF DIFFERENTIATING HEMATOPOIETIC STEM CELL INTO NATURAL KILLER CELL USING THE SAME - The present invention relates to an agent for differentiating hematopoietic stem cells into natural killer cells and a method for the differentiation, more precisely an agent for differentiating hematopoietic stem cells into natural killer cells comprising YC-I [3-(5′-hydroxymethyl-2′-furyl)-1-benzylindazole] or IL-21 (Interleukin-21) as an active ingredient and a method for differentiating hematopoietic stem cells into natural killer cells using the same. The YC-I and IL-21 regulate the differentiation of hematopoietic stem cells into natural killer cells and increase the killing activity of NK cells. Therefore, the agent for NK cell differentiation of the present invention can be effectively used for cell therapy for the treatment of cancer by regulating the differentiation of hematopoietic stem cells into natural killer cells having tumor cell killing activity.02-10-2011
20100172864COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS OF USE OF TARGETING PEPTIDES FOR DIAGNOSIS AND THERAPY OF HUMAN CANCER - The present invention concerns compositions comprising and methods of identification and use of targeting peptides selective for cancer tissue, particularly prostate or ovarian cancer tissue. The method may comprise identifying endogenous mimeotopes of such peptides, such as GRP78, IL-11Rα and hsp90. Antibodies against such targeting peptides or their mimeotopes may be used for detection, diagnosis and/or staging of prostate or ovarian cancer. In other embodiments, the compositions and methods concern a novel type of gene therapy vector, known as adeno-associated phage (AAP). AAP are of use for targeted delivery of therapeutic agents to particular tissues, organs or cell types, such as prostate or ovarian cancer. In still other embodiments, targeting peptides selective for low-grade lipomas may be used for detection, diagnosis and targeted delivery of therapeutic agents.07-08-2010
20110129440Heterocyclic Urea and Thiourea Derivatives and Methods of Use Thereof - The present invention relates to novel Heterocyclic Urea and Thiourea Derivatives of formula (I), compositions comprising the Heterocyclic Urea and Thiourea Derivatives, and methods for using the Heterocyclic Urea and Thiourea Derivatives for treating or preventing a proliferative disorder, an anti-proliferative disorder, inflammation, arthritis, a central nervous system disorder, a cardiovascular disease, alopecia, a neuronal disease, an ischemic injury, a viral infection, a fungal infection, or a disorder related to the activity of a protein kinase.06-02-2011
20090068141AUTOLOGOUS NATURAL KILLER CELLS AND LYMPHODEPLETING CHEMOTHERAPY FOR THE TREATMENT OF CANCER - The invention provides a simple, cost-effective method of preparing a composition comprising natural killer (NK) cells useful for administering to a human. The method comprises (i) depleting CD303-12-2009
20110110888Scaffold Coated and/or Impregnated with at Least One Bioactive Agent for Tissue Repair and Other Medical Applications - A system and method for producing a scaffold coated and/or impregnated with at least one bioactive agent. This is accomplished by culturing at least one cell in the same medium as a scaffold, but without physical contact between the at least one cell and the scaffold. The system includes a container having a surface defining an interior compartment. A medium is disposed within the interior compartment. At least one cell is disposed within the medium, the at least one cell being capable of producing at least one bioactive agent. Further, a scaffold is disposed within the medium. The scaffold is physically separated from the at least one cell such that there is no contact between the scaffold and the at least one cell. Thus, as the at least one cell produces at least one bioactive agent, such as a growth factor, the at least one bioactive agent enters the medium, and contacts and coats and/or impregnates the scaffold. However, due to the physical separation of the scaffold and at least one cell, the at least one cell is prevented from contacting and coating and/or impregnating the scaffold. Thus, only the desired bioactive agent or agents coat and/or impregnate the scaffold.05-12-2011
20100008888CO-ADMINISTRATION OF CG250 AND IL-2 OR IFN-ALPHA FOR TREATING CANCER SUCH AS RENAL CELL CARCINOMAS - A method for enhancing the therapeutic effect of cytokine treatment is disclosed. More specifically the present invention relates to a method for administering to a tumor patient a therapeutic dose of cytokine in combination with antibodies directed against the tumor associated antigen carbonic anhydrase IX (CAIX/G250/MN). The improved treatment method is characterized in a significantly reduced cytokine-related toxicity combined with potentiated effectiveness of anti-G250 antibody alone, resulting in a positive therapeutic response with respect to that observed with single anti-tumor agents alone.01-14-2010
20100143295QUINAZOLINE INHIBITORS OF EGFR TYROSINE KINASE - The present invention relates to new quinazoline inhibitors of EGFR tyrosine kinase, pharmaceutical compositions thereof, and methods of use thereof.06-10-2010
20110243886COMPOUNDS AND PHARMACEUTICAL COMPOSITIONS FOR THE TREATMENT OF VIRAL INFECTIONS - Provided herein are compounds, compositions and methods for the treatment of liver disorders, including HCV infections. In one embodiment, compounds and compositions of nucleoside derivatives are disclosed, which can be administered either alone or in combination with other anti-viral agents.10-06-2011
20110212054THROMBOPOIETIN MIMETICS - Invented are non-peptide TPO mimetics. Also invented are novel processes and intermediates used in the preparation of the presently invented compounds. Also invented is a method of treating thrombocytopenia, in a mammal, including a human, in need thereof which comprises administering to such mammal an effective amount of a selected hydroxy-1-azobenzene derivative.09-01-2011
20100015087HIV-1 TAT, OR DERIVATIVES THEREOF FOR PROPHYLACTIC AND THERAPEUTIC VACCINATION - The present invention refers to Tat as the active principle for a prophylactic and/or therapeutic vaccine against HIV infection, the progression towards AIDS and the development of tumors and other syndromes and symptoms in subjects infected by HIV. Tat is in biologically active form either as recombinant protein or peptide or as DNA. More particularly, the invention refers to a vaccine based on HIV-1 Tat as immunogen, inoculated as DNA and/or recombinant protein or as peptides, alone or in combination with other genes or viral gene products (Nef, Rev, Gag) or parts thereof, or in combination with various immuno-modulant cytokines (IL-12, IL-15) or with the gene coding for an immuno-modulant cytokine or part thereof. Tat, Nef, Rev, Gag and the immuno-modulant cytokines are administrated both as a mixture of recombinant proteins, peptides or fusion proteins (Tat/Nef, Tat/Rev, Tat/Gag, Tat/IL-12, Tat/IL-15) or as plasmid DNA.01-21-2010
20100221209Use of Cytokines and Mitogens to Inhibit Pathological Immune Responses - The invention is generally related to methods of treating autoimmune diseases, including both antibody-mediated and cell-mediated disorders.09-02-2010
20110212053PHOSPHATIDYLINOSITOL 3 KINASE INHIBITORS - Provided are compounds according to Formula (I):09-01-2011
20090191147Use of Interleukin-11 to Prevent Immune-Mediated Cytotoxicity - The use of interleukin-11 to prevent, to ameliorate, and to treat an immune-mediated disease in a mammal in need of such treatment is disclosed.07-30-2009
20110135595NEUREGULIN BASED METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR TREATING CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE - The present invention relates to compositions and methods for preventing, treating or delaying various cardiovascular diseases or disorders in mammals, particularly in humans. More particularly, the present invention provides for compositions and methods for preventing, treating or delaying various cardiovascular diseases or disorders using, inter alia, a neuregulin protein, or a functional fragment thereof, or a nucleic acid encoding a neuregulin protein, or a functional fragment thereof, or an agent that enhances production and/or function of said neuregulin.06-09-2011
20110086002RESTORATION OF HEARING LOSS - The present invention relates to compositions and methods for restoring hearing loss. In particular aspects, the invention relates to the administration of compositions that encode an inflammatory response control element. The compositions are prepared and administered in such a manner that the inflammatory response control element coding sequence is expressed in the subject to which the composition is administered. The compositions include expression systems, delivery systems, and certain inflammatory response control genes.04-14-2011
20110091412MUTANT INTERLEUKIN-2 (IL-2) POLYPEPTIDES - The present invention relates to mutant IL-2 polypeptides that act as receptor antagonists. The mutant IL-2 polypeptides bind CD 25 but do not activate the IL-2 receptor. Also provided are methods of using the mutant IL-2 polypeptides, for example, to treat a patient who has cancer or a viral infection. The mutant polypeptides can also be used in various delivery systems.04-21-2011
20110091418METHODS FOR TREATING VIRAL INFECTIONS USING POLYAMINE ANALOGS - Methods for treating viral infections using polyamine analogs, including mitoguazone (MGBG), are provided. In these methods, polyamine analogs destroy macrophages that act as viral reservoirs, facilitating the destruction of the viruses that dwell within the macrophages. Examples of viral infections that may be treated with the present methods include, but are not limited to, infections from human immunodeficiency viruses. These methods differ from previous methods of treatment using polyamine analogs, wherein the polyamine analogs were administered only as anti-tumor agents.04-21-2011
20100034771Combination Of Cytokine And Cytokine Receptor For Altering Immune System Functioning - The invention provides a pharmaceutical composition including a cytokine and a peptide comprising at least a portion of a chemokine receptor or a c_protein coupled receptor. The pharmaceutical composition of the invention may be used for altering immune system functioning, for example, to treat an immune system disorder, such as an autoimmune disease, multiple sclerosis, transplant rejection, psoriasis and asthma. The invention also provides peptides that may be used in the pharmaceutical composition and a method for preparing the pharmaceutical composition of the invention. The invention further provides a method for to treating an immune system disorder, such as an autoimmune disease, multiple sclerosis, transplant rejection, and psoriasis asthma.02-11-2010
20100015088COMPOUNDS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR DELIVERING ACTIVE AGENTS - The present invention provides delivery agent compounds, compositions containing delivery agent compounds and an active agent and methods for delivering active agents, such as biologically or chemically active agents.01-21-2010
20100034772COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR IMMUNOTHERAPY - The present invention relates to the technical field of immunology and the treatment of diseases mediated and/or indicated by the presence of a ligand of NK receptor NKG2D, such as major histocompatibility complex class I chain related (MIC) A and B molecules on the cell surface of diseased tissue or cells. In particular, the present invention makes use of the surprising finding that the stress-inducible endogenous danger signals HSP70 and MICA/B synergistically activate NK cells against tumors. Methods and compositions for the prevention and treatment of infectious diseases, primary and in particular metastatic neoplastic diseases, including, but not limited to human sarcomas, carcinomas and melanomas are provided.02-11-2010
20090035257Devices, compositions and methods for the protection and repair of cells and tissues - The present invention relates to compositions that reduce the extent of cellular and tissue damage in response to injury or disease. Methods of using the compositions to repair reperfusion injury, and structural tissue damage due to trauma, disease or aging are provided. Also provided are methods of using the compositions to reduce damage to transplanted tissue and organs. The compositions may also be used in oncology applications.02-05-2009
20100055070CYTOKINE-BASED FUSION PROTEINS FOR TREATMENT OF IMMUNE DISORDERS - The present invention provides fusion proteins including an autoimmune antigen, an allergen antigen or an alloantigen, and an anti-inflammatory cytokine. Compositions and methods including the fusion proteins are also provided.03-04-2010
20110086005MODULATING INTERSTITIAL PRESSURE AND ONCOLYTIC VIRAL DELIVERY AND DISTRIBUTION - Provided herein are methods of treating a proliferative disorder in a subject comprising decreasing interstitial pressure and/or increasing vascular permeability in the subject and administering to the subject an oncolytic virus. Such methods improve oncolytic viral delivery and distribution.04-14-2011
20110177024USE OF TRUNCATED CYSTEINE IL28 AND IL29 MUTANTS TO TREAT CANCERS AND AUTOIMMUNE DISORDERS - Methods for treating patients with cancer and autoimmune disorders using IL-07-21-2011
20110177023GENETICALLY MODIFIED HUMAN UMBILICAL CORD PERIVASCULAR CELLS FOR PROPHYLAXIS AGAINST OR TREATMENT OF BIOLOGICAL OR CHEMICAL AGENTS - The invention provides methods of preventing or treating diseases or disorders caused by biological agents or chemical agents in a subject (e.g., a mammal, such as a human) by administering genetically modified human umbilical cord perivascular cells.07-21-2011
20110177022Mammalian Cytokines; Related Reagents and Methods - Purified genes encoding cytokine from a mammal, reagents related thereto including purified proteins, specific antibodies, and nucleic acids encoding this molecule are provided. Methods of using said reagents and diagnostic kits are also provided.07-21-2011
201100813123'-[(2Z)-[1-(3,4-DIMETHYLPHENYL)-1,5-DIHYDRO-3-METHYL-5-OXO-4H-PYRAZOL-4-Y- LIDENE]HYDRAZINO]-2'-HYDROXY-[1,1'-BIPHENYL]-3-CARBOXYLIC ACID BIS-(MONOETHANOLAMINE) - An improved thrombopoietin mimetic, the bis-(monoethanolamine) salt of 3′-[(2Z)-[1-(3,4-dimethylphenyl)-1,5-dihydro-3-methyl-5-oxo-4H-pyrazol-4-ylidene]hydrazino]-2′-hydroxy-[1,1′-biphenyl]-3-carboxylic acid.04-07-2011
20110104103Method of conjugating therapeutic compounds to cell targeting devices via metal complexes - The present invention relates to a cell-targeting complex comprising a targeting moiety and a deliverable compound, wherein said targeting moiety and said deliverable compound are joined by means of a (transition) metal ion complex having at least a first reactive moiety for forming a coordination bond with a reactive site of said targeting moiety and having at least a second reactive moiety for forming a coordination bond with a reactive site of said deliverable compound, and wherein said deliverable compound is a therapeutic compound.05-05-2011
20100129319TREATMENT OF DISEASE OR INJURY OF THE NERVOUS SYSTEM USING AGENTS THAT DECREASE THE ACTIVITY OF THE MELANOCORTIN 4 RECEPTOR - Novel methods are provided for modulating CNS cell neogenesis in the CNS cells in vitro or in vivo, involving the use of agents that decrease the activity of the melanocortin 4 receptor (MC4R). When the methods of the invention are applied to a subject such as a human, it may be used for reducing a symptom of a CNS disorder.05-27-2010
20110250169DERIVATIVES OF GROWTH HORMONE AND RELATED PROTEINS - 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.10-13-2011
20110086004METHODS OF TREATING CANCER USING IL-21 AND MONOCLONAL ANTIBODY THERAPY - Methods for treating cancer by co-administering a therapeutic monoclonal antibody with IL-21 are described. Exemplary monoclonal antibodies that can be used are rituximab, trastuzumab and anti-CTLA-4 antibodies. The enhanced antitumor of the combination therapy is particularly useful for patient populations that are recalcitrant to monoclonal therapy, relapse after treatment with monoclonal antibodies or where the enhanced IL-21 antitumor effect reduces toxicities associated with treatment using the monoclonal antibodies.04-14-2011
20110081313MECHANISM OF ACTION OF PRIMARY CELL DERIVED BIOLOGIC - A method of treating an immune target that is suppressing the immune system and restoring the immune system, including the steps of administering an effective amount of a primary cell derived biologic, modifying populations of B and T cells in blood, activating regional lymph nodes, infiltrating an area adjacent to an immune target with T helper and B cells, infiltrating the immune target with T killer cells and macrophages, and treating the immune target and restoring the immune system. A method of inducing immunization in a patient. A method of destroying a tumor. A method of predicting a favorable treatment outcome to cancer treatment. A method of immune prophylaxis. A method of immune restoration. A method of treating a tumor. A method of preventing tumor escape.04-07-2011
20110081311COMPLEXES OF IL-15 AND IL-15RALPHA AND USES THEREOF - The present invention relates to agents that modulate interleukin-15 (“IL-15”) signal transduction or function (“Therapeutic Agents”) and the use ol″ those agents to modulate immune function. The Therapeutic Agents target the interaction between IL-15 and its receptor and modulate IL-15-induced signal transduction. The Therapeutic Agents may be formulated with polymers, such as poly-β-1-♦4-N-acetylglucosamine. for administration to a human subject to modulate IL-15-mediated immune function.04-07-2011
20110076249IMMUNOTHERAPY FOR IMMUNE SUPPRESSED PATIENTS - The present invention provides compositions of a natural cytokine mixture (NCM) for treating a cellular immunodeficiency characterized by T lymphocytopenia, one or more dendritic cell functional defects such as those associated with lymph node sinus histiocytosis, and/or one or more monocyte functional defects such as those associated with a negative skin test to NCM. The invention includes methods of treating these cellular immunodeficiencies using the NCM of the invention. The compositions and methods are useful in the treatment of diseases associated with cellular immunodeficiencies such as cancer. Also provided are compositions and methods for reversing tumor-induced immune suppression comprising a chemical inhibitor and a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). The invention also provides a diagnostic skin test comprising NCM for predicting treatment outcome in cancer patients.03-31-2011
20110070191T CELL RECEPTOR FUSIONS AND CONJUGATES AND METHODS OF USE THERE OF - Featured is T cell receptor complexes designed to redirect the immune system against various diseases. The T cell receptor complexes of the invention have been engineered to recognize target antigen in a functionally bispecific nature. Fusion protein complexes and protein conjugate complexes are comprised of high affinity antigen-specific TCR and biologically active proteins and/or effector molecules. Also featured is methods of production of T cell receptor fusion and conjugate complexes as well as therapeutic compositions for use of the complexes.03-24-2011
20110070189HETEROCYCLIC ANTIVIRAL COMPOUNDS - Compounds having the formula I wherein R03-24-2011
20110070188BAB TRIBLOCK POLYMERS HAVING IMPROVED RELEASE CHARACTERISTICS - Improved biodegradable and bioabsorbable BAB-block copolymers exhibiting reverse thermal gellation properties, and aqueous polymer compositions including the BAB-block copolymers, are provided. Methods of making the improved BAB-block copolymers and compositions including the same are also provided.03-24-2011
20110070187Methods for the Preparation of HCV Polymerase Inhibitors - The present invention relates to methods and compounds useful in the preparation of compounds of the formula (I).03-24-2011
20110070186Methods of Treating Cancer Using Growth Factor Retargeted Endopeptidases - The present specification discloses TVEMPs, compositions comprising such TVEMPs and methods of treating cancer in a mammal using such TVEMP compositions.03-24-2011
20110070185IDENTIFICATION OF ANTIGENIC PEPTIDES FROM MULTIPLE MYELOMA CELLS - Multiple myeloma (MM) is a clonal B cell malignancy and remains essentially incurable by conventional anti-tumor therapy. Patients with MM have a median survival of only three years. MM is characterized by proliferation and accumulation of mature plasma cells in the bone marrow (BM) leading to bone destruction, BM failure, anemia, and reduced immune function. The identification of MHC Class I, HLA-A2, associated peptides presented on multiple myeloma cells is an important step in developing immunotherapies for MM. Presented here are methods for creating activated T lymphocytes that are cytotoxic to both peptide loaded T2 target cells and multiple myeloma cell lines.03-24-2011
20110150829ANTIVIRAL NUCLEOSIDES - Compounds having the formula I wherein R06-23-2011
201101508275,5-FUSED ARYLENE OR HETEROARYLENE HEPATITIS C VIRUS INHIBITORS - Provided herein are 5,5-fused heteroarylene hepatitis C virus inhibitor compounds, for example, of Formula I, IA, or IB, pharmaceutical compositions comprising the compounds, and processes of preparation thereof. Also provided are methods of their use for the treatment of an HCV infection in a host in need thereof.06-23-2011
20110250170Immunocytokines for Tumour Therapy with Chemotherapeutic Agents - Immunocytokine comprising cytokine, e.g. interleukin 2 (IL-2), conjugated to antibody against tumour neovasculature antigen, e.g. tenascin-C, for use in combination therapy with chemotherapeutic agent such as temozolomide. Use of immunocytokine and chemotherapy for treatment of tumours e.g. glioblastoma and other cancers.10-13-2011
20110250167METHOD FOR PURIFYING PROTEINS - The present invention provides methods and kits for purifying a target protein group. The method comprises the steps of contacting a sample comprising at least 95% of the target protein group and at most 5% of contaminating proteins with a library of binding moieties having different binding moieties, binding the contaminating proteins and a minority of the target protein group to the library of binding moieties, separating the unbound target protein group from the proteins bound to the library of binding moieties and collecting the unbound target protein. The collected target protein is more pure than the target protein group in the sample.10-13-2011
20100303756Methods of Treating Urogenital-Neurological Disorders Using Interleukin Retargeted Endopepidases - The present specification discloses TVEMPs, compositions comprising such toxins and methods of treating urogenital-neurological disorders in a mammal using such TVEMPs and compositions.12-02-2010
20100303757Methods of Treating Chronic Neurogenic Inflammation Using Interleukin Retargeted Endopepidases - The present specification discloses TVEMPs, compositions comprising such toxins and methods of treating chronic neurogenic inflammation in a mammal using such TVEMPs and compositions.12-02-2010
20100310508METHODS OF TREATMENT INVOLVING p21/CIP1 - The onset ratios and pathological conditions of collagen-induced arthritis and adjuvant arthritis in model mice and rats, respectively, were successfully ameliorated by topically expressing the cyclin-dependent kinase inhibitors p1612-09-2010
20100310506Immunoconjugates for the Treatment of Tumours - A pharmaceutical composition comprising a conjugate of a cytokine and a tumor targeting moiety (TTM) and a pharmaceutically acceptable excipient, wherein the cytokine is present in an amount which does not induce a negative feedback mechanism.12-09-2010
20100310505METHODS OF TREATING CANCER USING IL-21 - Methods for treating mammals with cancer using molecules that have an IL-21 functional activity are described. The molecules having IL-21 functional activities include polypeptides that have homology to the human IL-21 polypeptide sequence and proteins fused to a polypeptide with IL-21 functional activity. The molecules can be used as a monotherapy or in combination with other known cancer therapeutics.12-09-2010
20100297063CYTOKINE ZALPHA11 LIGAND ANTIBODIES - Antibodies that bind to polypeptides and peptides comprising the sequence of zalpha11 Ligand as shown in SEQ ID NO: 2 are described. The antibodies may bind the full length sequence of 162 amino acid residues or a fragment thereof, including a mature polypeptide of 131 amino acid residues and smaller polypeptide and peptide sequences. The antibodies may include antibodies that are polyclonal, monoclonal, murine, humanized or neutralizing. Methods for producing the antibodies are also described.11-25-2010
20100297069PEGYLATED INTERLEUKIN-10 - Interleukin-10 (IL-10) conjugated via a linker to one or more polyethylene glycol (PEG) molecules at a single amino acid residue of the IL-10, and a method for preparing the same, are provided. The method produces a stable mono-pegylated IL-10, which retains IL-10 activity, where pegylation is selective for the N-terminus on one subunit of IL-10 with little or no formation of monomeric IL-10. The method also provides a substantially homogenous population of mono-PEG-IL-10.11-25-2010
20100297066BIODEGRADABLE PEPTIDE RELEASING POLYMERS - Novel biodegradable compositions are disclosed. The biodegradable compositions include at least one hydroxyl-terminated component and at least one bioactive peptide in a linear chain. The compositions may be utilized as medical devices including drug delivery devices, tissue adhesives and/or sealants.11-25-2010
20100297071IMMUNE RESPONSE INDUCER - An immunity-inducing agent comprising as an effective ingredient a specific polypeptide is disclosed. These polypeptides were isolated, by the SEREX method using a cDNA library derived from canine testis and serum from a cancer-bearing dog, as a polypeptide which binds to an antibody existing specifically in serum derived from a cancer-bearing living body. The polypeptides can induce immunity in a living body and cause regression of a tumor in a cancer-bearing living body. Therefore, these polypeptides are especially effective as a therapeutic and/or prophylactic agent for a cancer(s).11-25-2010
20100297065HOMOGENEOUS PREPARATIONS OF IL-31 - Homogeneous preparations of human and murine IL-31 have been produced by mutating one or more of the cysteine residues in the polynucleotide sequences encoding the mature proteins. The cysteine mutant proteins can be shown to either bind to their cognate receptor or exhibit biological activity.11-25-2010
20110256095Tissue Matrix System - The present application discloses matrix compositions to support the repair of tissue defects such as an injury to tendon tissue, ligament tissue, vascular tissue, dermal tissue, or muscle tissue. A matrix described herein comprises a polyester polymer entangled with a polysaccharide polymer. Also disclosed are methods of preparing a matrix, and methods of using a matrix in the repair of tissue. In certain configurations, a matrix can comprise a polyester cross-linked with a polysaccharide, which can be an oxidized polysaccharide. In some configurations, a matrix can further comprise one or more additional components, such as a growth factor or an anti-infective agent. In some configurations, a matrix can be a viscous fluid or a paste, while in other configurations a matrix can be comprised by a solid such as a plug, a granule or a membrane.10-20-2011
20090074711HUMAN THERAPIES USING CHIMERIC AGONISTIC ANTI-HUMAN CD40 ANTIBODY - Methods of human therapy using a chimeric anti-CD40 antibody, LOB 7/4 or humanized variants thereof, are provided. This CD40 antibody elicits agonistic effects on immunity when used as a monotherapy especially when used in the treatment of human lymphomas and leukemias and other solid tumors In addition, this agonistic CD40 antibody when administered in combination with certain molecules such as TLR agonists or interferons, e.g., alpha and beta interferon, elicits a synergistic effect on immunity.03-19-2009
20110150830COVALENT CONJUGATES BETWEEN ENDOPEROXIDES AND TRANSFERRIN AND LACTOFERRIN RECEPTOR-BINDING AGENTS - The invention relates to covalent conjugates between endoperoxides and small peptides and organic compounds that bind to molecular cavities on the transferrin or lactoferrin receptor, and the use of compositions comprising these conjugates to treat cancer, hyperproliferative disorders, inflammatory diseases, and infections.06-23-2011
20100260709ORGANIC COMPOUNDS AND THEIR USES - The present application describes organic compounds that are useful for the treatment, prevention and/or amelioration of human diseases.10-14-2010
20110250171Compositions and Methods for Cancer Immunotherapy - The invention relates to immunotherapeutic compounds and to methods for stimulating an immune response in a subject individual at risk for developing cancer, diagnosed with a cancer, in treatment for cancer, or in post-therapy recovery from cancer or the compounds of the invention can be administered as a prophylactic to a subject individual to prevent or delay the development of cancer.10-13-2011
20110250168Sialoadhesin-related compositions and methods - Methods of delivering a cargo moiety to a cell is provided according to embodiments of the invention which includes contacting a cell expressing sialoadhesin with a conjugate including a sialoadhesin binding moiety and a cargo moiety. The sialoadhesin binding moiety binds to the sialoadhesin expressed by the cell and is internalized along with the cargo, delivering the cargo moiety to the cell. Particular methods provided by the invention include induction or enhancement of sialoadhesin expression in a cell which naturally produces little or no sialoadhesin. Induction or enhancement of sialoadhesin expression includes transfection of a sialoadhesin expression construct and/or administration of an agent effective to induce or enhance sialoadhesin expression. Methods and compositions for stimulating an immune response in a subject are detailed. Particular methods and compositions for stimulating an immune response to a virus are provided by the invention.10-13-2011
20110158939Methods and Compositions for Treating Asthma in Human and Nonhuman Primates - The present invention relates generally to methods and compounds for treating pulmonary disorders, and more specifically to the inhalation administration and use of hIL-4 mutant proteins to treat asthma.06-30-2011
20120201781TREATMENT OF OSTEOARTHRITIS AND PAIN - The present invention relates to the treatment of osteoarthritis and pain using IL-1α and IL-1β binding proteins, including anti-IL-1α and anti-IL-1β antibodies and engineered multivalent and multispecific IL-1α and IL-1β binding proteins.08-09-2012
20090022686PHARMACEUTICAL COMPOSITIONS FOR THE TREATMENT OF SYSTEMIC INFLAMMATORY RESPONSE SYNDROME - The present invention relates to the use of certain benzimidazoles for preparing a pharmaceutical composition for the treatment of systemic inflammatory response syndrome and particularly sepsis.01-22-2009
20090022684Methods for hematopoietic stimulation - The present invention is directed to new methods for treating a subject in need of hematopoietic stimulation. The present invention is also directed to new methods of neutrophil stimulation in a subject in need thereof. The present invention is also directed to new methods of platelet stimulation in a subject in need thereof. The methods comprise administering to the subject an effective amount of a peptide optionally in combination of a hematopoietic growth factor, wherein the peptide is: 01-22-2009
20090022683Biodegradable and Thermosensitive Poly(Organophosphazene) Hydrogel, Preparation Method Thereof and Use Thereof - The present invention relates to a biodegradable and thermosensitive poly(organophosphazene) with a functional group, a preparation method thereof, and a use thereof for delivery of bioactive substances. According to the present invention, poly(organophosphazene) is a phosphagen-based polymer showing biodegradability, thermosensitivity, and sol-gel phase transition depending on temperature change, whereby when administered into a living body with bioactive substances such as drugs, the poly(organophosphazene) forms a gel-phase at body temperature to be capable of controlled release of the bioactive substances. Further, the poly(organophosphazene) has functional groups to chemically bind with bioactive substances through an ionic bond, covalent bond, or coordinate covalent bond to be capable of a sustained release of the bioactive substances due to its good binding property. Therefore, the poly(organophosphazene) is useful as a delivery material for bioactive substances.01-22-2009
20080247989Reishi - Mediated Enhancement of Human Tissue Progenitor Cell Adhesion and Differentiation - The present disclosure provides medicinally active extracts and fractions, and methods for using the same to increase eukaryotic cell adhesion, to increase differentiation of eukaryotic cells to produce increased numbers of B cells dendritic cells and chodrocytes, and to maintain undifferentiated hematopoietic cells. These methods and useful for modulating immune response, modulating hematopoietic activity, and engineering certain types of eukaryotic tissues.10-09-2008
20110150826AGENT FOR THE TREATMENT AND/OR PROPHYLAXIS OF AN AUTOIMMUNE DISEASE AND FOR THE FORMATION OF REGULATORY T CELLS - The present invention relates to an agent for the treatment and/or prophylaxis of an autoimmune disease, an agent for the formation of regulatory T cells (T06-23-2011
20110150825USES OF SELECTIVE INHIBITORS OF HDAC8 FOR TREATMENT OF INFLAMMATORY CONDITIONS - Described herein are methods for treating a subject suffering from an inflammatory, autoimmune, or heteroimmune condition by administering to the subject a pharmaceutical composition containing a therapeutically effective amount of a compound that is a selective inhibitor of histone deacetylase 8. Also described herein are methods for decreasing secretion of pro-inflammatory cytokines by administering an HDAC8-selective inhibitor compound. Further described herein are methods for predicting responsiveness to treatments for inflammatory conditions. Methods for predicting efficacy of treatments for inflammatory conditions are also described.06-23-2011
20090324540COMPOUNDS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR DELIVERING ACTIVE AGENTS - Carrier compounds and compositions therewith which are useful in the delivery of active agents are provided. Methods of administration and preparation are provided as well.12-31-2009
20090324539CANCER TREATMENT COMBINING LYMPHODEPLETING AGENT WITH CTLs AND CYTOKINES - In a cancer treatment combining cell therapy with chemotherapy, autologous CD812-31-2009
20090324538Fusion molecules and IL-15 variants - The instant invention provides soluble fusion protein complexes and IL-15 variants that have therapeutic and diagnostic use, and methods for making thesuch proteins. The instant invention additionally provides methods of stimulating or suppressing immune responses in a mammal using the fusion protein complexes and IL-15 variants of the invention.12-31-2009
20090317358CHIMERIC PROTEINS WITH CELL-TARGETING SPECIFICITY AND APOPTOSIS-INDUCING ACTIVITIES - The present invention relates to chimeric proteins with cell-targeting specificity and apoptosis-inducing activities. In particular, the invention is illustrated by a recombinant chimeric protein between human interleukin-2 (IL2) and Bax. The chimeric protein specifically targets IL2 receptor (IL2R)-expressing cells and induces cell-specific apoptosis.12-24-2009
200903173592,6-DISUBSTITUTED QUINAZOLINES, QUINOXALINES, QUINOLINES AND ISOQUINOLINES AND METHODS OF THEIR USE AS INHIBITORS OF RAF KINASE - New substituted quinazoline, quinoxaline, quinoline and isoquinoline compounds, compositions and methods of inhibition of Raf kinase activity in a human or animal subject are provided. The new compounds compositions may be used either alone or in combination with at least one additional agent for the treatment of a Raf kinase mediated disorder, such as cancer.12-24-2009
20110150828INTERLEUKIN-2/SOLUBLE TGF-BETA TYPE II RECEPTOR B CONJUGATES AND METHODS AND USES THEREOF - A conjugate protein comprising an IL-2 and a soluble TGF-beta type II receptor type B and its use in cancer immunotherapy are described.06-23-2011
20110256092QUINOLINE DERIVATIVES FOR MODULATING DNA METHYLATION - Quinoline derivatives, particularly 4-anilinoquinoline derivatives, are provided. Such quinoline derivatives can be used for modulation of DNA methylation, such as effective inhibition of methylation of cytosine at the C-5 position, for example via selective inhibition of DNA methyltransferase DNMT1. Methods for synthesizing numerous 4-anilinoquinoline derivatives and for modulating DNA methylation are provided. Also provided are methods for formulating and administering these compounds or compositions to treat conditions such as cancer and hematological disorders.10-20-2011
20120201782PEPTIDE, ADJUVANTS, VACCINES, AND METHODS OF USE - Provided herein are peptides that have activity as mast cell activating proteins (MCAP), as well as compositions, adjuvant compositions, vaccines, and pharmaceutical formulations that include the peptides. Also provided are methods of using the peptides, including methods for eliciting an immune response to an immunogen in a mammal upon administration.08-09-2012
20120201780T. CRUZI-DERIVED NEUROTROPHIC AGENTS AND METHODS OF USE THEREFOR - The invention relates to 08-09-2012
20090010873Methods of Cell Therapy, Neurogenesis and Oligodendrogenesis - A method is provided for inducing and enhancing neurogenesis and/or oligodendrogenesis from endogenous as well as from exogenously administered stem cells, which comprises administering to an individual in need a neuroprotective agent such as a nervous system (NS)-specific antigen, a peptide derived therefrom, T cells activated therewith, poly-YE, microglia activated by IFN-γ and/or IL-4 and combinations thereof. The method includes stem cell therapy in combination with the neuroprotective agent.01-08-2009
20090010875IL-7 Fusion Proteins - The invention is directed to a fusion protein which includes a first portion including an immunoglobulin (Ig) chain and a second portion including interleukin-7 (IL-7).01-08-2009
20110158936USE OF INTERLEUKIN 17E FOR THE TREATMENT OF CANCER - The use of interleukin 17E to inhibit tumour growth in a subject is provided. The interleukin 17E can be provided to the subject exogenously, as an interleukin 17E polypeptide or a polynucleotide encoding an interleukin 17E polypeptide, or it can be provided by stimulating production of endogenous interleukin 17E. Also provided is the use of interleukin 17E in combination with one or more anti-cancer therapeutics for inhibiting tumour growth in a subject. Anti-cancer therapeutics include, for example, standard chemotherapeutic drugs, immunotherapeutics, radiation, gene therapy, hormone manipulation and antisense therapy.06-30-2011
20080305073Therapeutic Agents for the Treatment of Hmgb1-Related Pathologies - The present invention relates to the use of synthetic double-stranded nucleic acid or nucleic acid analogue molecules with a bent shape structure for the prevention and treatment of pathologies induced directly or indirectly by the HMGB1 protein.12-11-2008
20080279818Combination Preparation of a Biological Response Modifier and an Anticancer Agent and Uses Thereof - The present invention provides anticancer biological response modifier combinations. In accordance with an aspect of the present invention, there is provided a combination comprising: (i) a composition comprising small molecular weight components of less than 3000 daltons, and having the following properties: is extracted from bile of animals; is capable of stimulating monocytes and/or macrophages in vitro and/or in vivo; is capable of modulating tumor necrosis factor production and/or release; contains no measurable level of IL-1α, IL-1β, TNF, IL-6, IL-8, IL-4, GM-CSF or IFN-gamma; is not cytotoxic to human peripheral blood mononuclear cells; is not an endotoxin; and (ii) one or more anticancer agent(s), wherein said combination has therapeutic synergy or improves the therapeutic index in the treatment of cancer over the composition or the anticancer agent(s) alone. Another aspect of the present invention provides the use of this combination in the manufacture of a medicament or a pharmaceutical kit and in the treatment of cancer.11-13-2008
20080279812Disease Prevention and Vaccination Prior to Thymic Reactivation - The present disclosure provides methods for preventing or treating illness, improving responsiveness to immunization, and improving the efficacy of gene therapy in a patient by disrupting sex steroid signalling in the patient, wherein the bone marrow and other immune cell functionality is improved without, prior to, or concurrently with, thymic regeneration. In some embodiments, sex steroid signalling is interrupted or ablated in the patient by the administration of LHRH agonists, LHRH antagonists, anti-LHRH receptor antibodies, anti-LHRH vaccines, anti-androgens, anti-estrogens, selective estrogen receptor modulators (SERMs), selective androgen receptor modulators (SARMs), selective progesterone response modulators (SPRMs), ERDs, aromatase inhibitors, or various combinations thereof.11-13-2008
20080279817Treatment of Autoimmune Diseases and Allograft Rejection with IL-21 - The invention provides combination treatments with IL-21, an analogue, a derivative or active fragment thereof, an IL-21 mimetic or IL-21 polynucleotide.11-13-2008
20080279816HOMOGENEOUS PREPARATIONS OF IL-28 AND IL-29 - Homogeneous preparations of IL-28A, IL-28B, and IL-29 have been produced by mutating one or more of the cysteine residues in the polynucleotide sequences encoding the mature proteins. The cysteine mutant proteins can be shown to either bind to their cognate receptor or exhibit biological activity. One type of biological activity that is shown is an antiviral activity.11-13-2008
20110177025WOUND HEALING - The invention relates to methods and compositions for improving wound healing and in particular for preventing scar formation and thus loss of function that can occur in injured tissues during the natural wound healing process. Particularly, although by no means exclusively, the invention relates to the healing of chronic wounds such as diabetic ulcers.07-21-2011
20090274649Bispecific Antibody Point Mutations for Enhancing Rate of Clearance - A mutant bispecific antibody that includes (a) a human hinge constant region from IgG having one or more amino acid mutations in the C11-05-2009
20080317706Targeted Conjugates and Radiation - The invention relates to a method for enhancing an endogenous immune response-mediated elimination of a population of cancer cells in a host. The method comprises the steps of administering to the host a composition comprising an immunogen conjugated to a vitamin receptor-binding ligand selected from the group consisting of a vitamin, or an analog or a derivative thereof, and administering to the host a therapeutically effective amount of radiation wherein the amount of radiation can range from about 0.5 to about 10 Gy per dose.12-25-2008
20080292581Interleukin-11 Fusion Proteins - The invention relates to proteins comprising Interleukin 11 (IL-11) (including, but not limited to, fragments and variants thereof), which exhibit thrombopoietic or antiinflammatory properties, fused to albumin (including, but not limited to fragments or variants of albumin). These fusion proteins are herein collectively referred to as “albumin fusion proteins of the invention”. These fusion proteins exhibit extended shelf-life and/or pharmacokinetic properties and/or extended or therapeutic activity. The invention encompasses therapeutic albumin fusion proteins, compositions, pharmaceutical compositions, formulations and kits. The invention also encompasses nucleic acid molecules encoding the albumin fusion proteins of the invention, as well as vectors containing these nucleic acids, host cells transformed with these nucleic acids and vectors, and methods of making the albumin fusion proteins of the invention using these nucleic acids, vectors, and/or host cells. The invention also relates to compositions and methods for treatment or prophylaxis of thrombocytopenia or inflammatory diseases.11-27-2008
20110256094Methods and Compositions for Chlamydial Antigens for Diagnosis and Treatment of Chlamydial Infection and Disease - Disclosed are isolated 10-20-2011
20080267911NOVEL INHIBITORS OF GLUTAMINYL CYCLASE - Compounds of formula (I), combinations and uses thereof for disease therapy,10-30-2008
20080267908Il-32 Modulators - The present invention relates to methods of screening for modulators of interleukin 32 (IL-32), to modulators of IL-32 and to their use. Proteinase 3 has been identified as an IL-32 binding protein capable of deavege thereof. Inhibition of PR 3 activity to process IL-32 or neutralization of IL-32 by-inactive PR3 or its fragments may reduce the consequences of IL-32 in immune regulated diseases (e.g. inflammatory diseases).10-30-2008
20080267909PHAGOCYTE ENHANCEMENT THERAPY FOR ATHEROSCLEROSIS - Compounds that increase phagocytosis of apoptotic macrophages or necrotic cells that are associated with advanced atherosclerotic lesions are useful for treating atherosclerosis. Methods are provided for identifying such compounds and for preventing or treating atherosclerosis by increasing phagocytosis of apoptotic macrophages associated with advanced atherosclerotic lesions.10-30-2008
20080267906Novel Spirotropane Compounds and Methods for the Modulation of Chemokine Receptor Activity - Compounds according to formula (I):10-30-2008
20080267905Methods and Compositions Using Selective Cytokine Inhibitory Drugs for Treatment and Management of Cancers and Other Diseases - Methods of treating, preventing and/or managing cancer as well as and diseases and disorders associated with, or characterized by, undesired angiogenesis are disclosed. Specific methods encompass the administration of a selective cytokine inhibitory drug alone or in combination with a second active ingredient. The invention further relates to methods of reducing or avoiding adverse side effects associated with chemotherapy, radiation therapy, hormonal therapy, biological therapy or immunotherapy which comprise the administration of a selective cytokine inhibitory drug. Pharmaceutical compositions, single unit dosage forms, and kits suitable for use in methods of the invention are also disclosed.10-30-2008
20080260686METHODS OF USING IL-31 TO TREAT AIRWAY HYPER-RESPONSIVENESS AND ASTHMA - Use of IL-31 agonists, including IL-31, are used to treat agonists are used to treat asthma, airway hyper-responsiveness or allergic rhinitis. The method comprise inhibiting, reducing, limiting or minimizing production of proimflammatory cytokines and include administration of the IL-31 agonsit during sensitization or challenge resulting in the asthma, airway hyper-responsiveness or allergic rhinitis state.10-23-2008
20080253991Anti-T Cell and Autoantigen Treatment of Autoimmune Disease - The invention is directed to a new method for the treatment of new onset Type I diabetes in mammals or for the treatment of pre-Type I diabetic mammals where the method comprises administering (a) anti-T cell therapy to the mammal and administering (b) an autoantigen and optional mucosal antigen composition, wherein (a) and (b) are administered concurrently or sequentially Exemplified is a treatment using a mixture of anti-CD3 antibodies, a glutamic acid decarboxylase (GAD) autoantigen, and an immunoregulatory cytokine Canme GAD sequences are also disclosed.10-16-2008
20080253992METHODS FOR THE PURIFICATION OF POLYPEPTIDE CONJUGATES - The present invention provides processes for the manufacturing of polypeptide conjugates. In particular, the invention provides methods for the purification of polypeptide conjugates, which include at least one polymeric modifying groups, such as a poly(alkylene oxide) moiety. Exemplary poly(alkylene oxide) moieties include poly(ethylene glycol) (PEG) and poly(propylene glycol). In an exemplary process, hydrophobic interaction chromatography (HIC) is used to resolve different glycoforms of glycoPEGylated polypeptides.10-16-2008
20080219948Methods for treatment of behcet's disease using 3-(4-amino-1-oxo-1,3-dihydro-isoindol-2-yl)-piperidine-2,6-dione - Methods of treating, preventing and/or managing cancer as well as and diseases and disorders associated with, or characterized by, undesired angiogenesis are disclosed. Specific methods encompass the administration of an immunomodulatory compound alone or in combination with a second active ingredient. The invention further relates to methods of reducing or avoiding adverse side effects associated with chemotherapy, radiation therapy, hormonal therapy, biological therapy or immunotherapy which comprise the administration of an immunomodulatory compound. Pharmaceutical compositions, single unit dosage forms, and kits suitable for use in methods of the invention are also disclosed.09-11-2008
20100316599METHODS OF TREATING CANCER USING IL-21 - Methods for treating mammals with cancer using molecules that have an IL-21 functional activity are described. The molecules having IL-21 functional activities include polypeptides that have homology to the human IL-21 polypeptide sequence and proteins fused to a polypeptide with IL-21 functional activity. The molecules can be used as a monotherapy or in combination with other known cancer therapeutics.12-16-2010
20080253993Immunogenic Egfr Peptides Comprising Foreign T Cell Stimulating Epitope - Disclosed is a method for inducing an immune response against autologous Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor (EGFR) in humans. The method comprises effecting uptake by antigen presenting cells of epitopes (preferably all) from the extracellular portion of human EGFR and of at least one non-human T helper epitope (T10-16-2008
20080253994Methods and Compositions for Contributing to the Treatment of Cancers - Methods and compositions for contributing to the treatment of cancers, especially ovarian tumors, are disclosed. The methods and compositions utilize an endothelin B agonist (ET10-16-2008
20100272674Hepatitis C Virus Inhibitors - Hepatitis C virus inhibitors having the general formula (I)10-28-2010
20110014154Aromatic Heterocyclic Fused Indolobenzadiazepine HCV NS5B Inhibitors - The disclosure provides compounds of formula (I), including their salts, as well as compositions and methods of using the compounds. The compounds have activity against hepatitis C virus (HCV) and are useful in treating those infected with HCV.01-20-2011
20080199426Methods and compositions for the treatment and diagnosis of vascular inflammatory disorders or endothelial cell disorders - Disclosed herein are methods for treating a vascular inflammatory disorder or endothelial cell disorder using inhibitor compounds that inhibit the expression or biological activity of Tie-1, Tie-1 endodomain, thrombin, VEGFR2, VEGFR2 endodomain, EphA2, and any of the cytokines or kinases that are upregulated by activation of Tie-1 or thrombin, as provided herein. Also disclosed are the use of combinations of inhibitor compounds or the use of an eNOS activator compound in combination with any one or more of the inhibitor compounds. Also disclosed are methods for inhibiting the pro-coagulant activity of thrombin using a Tie-1 or Tie-1 endodomain inhibitor compound or an EphA2 inhibitor compound. Methods for diagnosing and monitoring vascular inflammatory disorders or endothelial cell disorders that include the measurement of any of the polypeptides or nucleic acid molecules of the invention are also disclosed.08-21-2008
20110020275Compounds for the Treatment of Hepatitis C - The disclosure provides compounds of formula (I), including their salts, as well as compositions and methods of using the compounds. The compounds have activity against hepatitis C virus (HCV) and may be useful in treating those infected with HCV.01-27-2011
20110020277Dioxolane and Dioxolanone Fused Indolobenzadiazepine HCV NS5B Inhibitors - The disclosure provides compounds of formula I, including their salts, as well as compositions and methods of using the compounds. The compounds have activity against hepatitis C virus (HCV) and are useful in treating those infected with HCV. I01-27-2011
20110020271ELASTIN FOR SOFT TISSUE AUGMENTATION - The present invention provides compositions comprising isolated elastin and a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier wherein the human elastin is substantially insoluble in water with a molecular weight greater than 100 kDa. The present invention further provides methods and kits for soft tissue augmentation.01-27-2011
20110020269METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR MODIFYING T CELL IMMUNE RESPONSES AND INFLAMMATION - Methods and compositions for immune modulation are described herein. The compositions encompass pharmaceutical compositions that include a combination of agents. The first agent can selectively stimulate regulatory T cells or selectively inhibit inflammatory T cells and the second agent can reduce an inflammatory response in a tissue of a patient to whom the composition is administered. The second agent can reduce the expression or activity of a pro-inflammatory cytokine, promote the expression or activity of an anti-inflammatory cytokine, or both.01-27-2011
20110020276Pyrrolidine Fused Indolobenzadiazepine HCV NS5B Inhibitors - The disclosure provides compounds of formula I, including their salts, as well as compositions and methods of using the compounds. The compounds have activity against hepatitis C virus (HCV) and are useful in treating those infected with HCV.01-27-2011
20110020273Bispecific Immunocytokine Dock-and-Lock (DNL) Complexes and Therapeutic Use Thereof - The present invention concerns methods and compositions for forming cytokine-antibody complexes using dock-and-lock technology. In preferred embodiments, the bispecific immunocytokine DNL construct comprises an IgG antibody attached to a Fab antibody fragment and a cytokine, wherein the IgG and the Fab bind to different target antigens which may be expressed on the same target cell. The bispecific immunocytokine DNL construct exhibits improved pharmacokinetics, with a longer serum half-life and significantly greater efficacy compared to cytokine alone, antibody alone, unconjugated cytokine plus antibody or even other types of cytokine-antibody DNL constructs. In a most preferred embodiment the construct comprises an anti-CD20 IgG antibody conjugated to an anti-HLA-DR Fab and IFNα2b, although other combinations of antibodies, antibody fragments and cytokines may be used to form the subject DNL complexes.01-27-2011
20110027224USE OF A CYTOKINE FROM THE INTERLEUKIN-6 FAMILY IN THE PREPARATION OF A COMPOSITION FOR COMBINED ADMINISTRATION WITH INTERFERON-ALPHA - The invention relates to the use of at least one cytokine from the IL-6 family −gp130, preferably selected from among IL-11, the leukaemia inhibitory factor (LIF), oncostatin M (OSM), cardiotrophin-1, ciliary neurotrophic factor (CNTF), the cardiotrophin-like cytokine (CLC) and combinations thereof or a DNA sequence encoding same, in the preparation of a pharmaceutical composition which is intended for combined administration with at least one IFN-α or a DNA sequence encoding same, for use in the treatment of viral diseases. The invention also relates to a pharmaceutical composition comprising a pharmaceutically-acceptable quantity of at least one cytokin from the IL-6 family −gp130 or a DNA sequence encoding same and a pharmaceutically-acceptable quantity of at least one IFN-α or a DNA sequence encoding same, a pharmaceutical kit and a method for the treatment of viral diseases with the combined administration of the aforementioned cytokines and IFN-α.02-03-2011
20110027221Skincare Composition Comprising HSA Fusion Protein, Preparation Method And Uses Thereof - The present invention provides a recombinant fusion protein which stimulates the rejuvenation and reactivation of skin and epidermal cells for improving skin appearance, smoothing wrinkles and freckles, and whitening skin. Particularly, the present invention provides various types of products for improving skin, which contain recombinant fusion protein of human serum albumin (HSA) with cytokine peptides (EGF, FGF, KGF, HGH, HGF, PDGF, GCSF, interferon, IL-11 or IGF) by genetic engineering technology. The fusion protein can be used independently or in a combination or combination with yeast fermentation products, or with varied emulsifiers, thickeners, moisturizer, preservatives, yeasts and ferments.02-03-2011
20100330029Cancer Treatments with Radiation and Immunocytokines - The present invention is directed to a method for treating tumors and cancer cells by administering an immunocytokine following radiation treatment. This combination of treatments can stimulate an immune response at irradiated and non-irradiated sites, which is useful in eradicating cancer cells that have spread from the site of the primary tumor. In addition, immunocytokines can be administered at a dose that is less that the maximum tolerated dose, which reduces the side effects associated with immunocytokine therapy.12-30-2010
20110256093Treating Disorders Associated with IL-20 Receptor-Mediated Signaling Pathway by Blocking IL-20 Receptor Activity - Treating a disorder (e.g., osteoporosis, renal failure, or diabetic nephropathy) associated with a signaling pathway mediated by IL-20 receptor with an agent that suppresses IL-20 receptor activity, e.g., an antibody that neutralizes IL-20 receptor via binding to IL-20R1, an antisense nucleic acid that suppresses expression of IL-20R1, a small molecule that inhibits IL-20 receptor activity, or a dominant negative mutant of IL-19, IL-20, or IL-24.10-20-2011
20110135597Uses of Mammalian Cytokine; Related Reagents - Provided are methods of treatment for skin disorders. In particular, treatment, the skin disorders are generally inflammatory skin disorders, including improper wound healing. Provided are methods of using of a cytokine molecule.06-09-2011
20110135596FUSION PROTEIN COMPRISING UBIQUITIN OR UBIQUITIN-LIKE PROTEIN, MEMBRANE TRANSLOCATION SEQUENCE AND BIOLOGICALLY ACTIVE MOLECULE AND USE THEREOF - A transmembrane fusion protein including ubiquitin or a ubiquitin-like protein, a membrane translocation sequence linked to the C-terminus of the ubiquitin or ubiquitin-like protein, and a biologically active molecule linked to the C-terminus of the membrane translocation sequence is disclosed herein. A polynucleotide encoding the transmembrane fusion protein, a recombinant expression vector including the polynucleotide sequence, a cell transformed by the recombinant expression vector, and a method of delivering the biologically active molecule into a cell using the transmembrane fusion protein are also disclosed.06-09-2011
20110262389Tumor-derived Biological Antigen Presenting Particles - Disclosed is a biological anti-tumor approach that delivers specific antigen stimulation in the presence of co-stimulatory signals to the immune system. Tumor cells are engineered such that processed antigens and co-stimulatory molecules are incorporated into virus-like particles capable of modulating immune responses without cellular entry and nucleic acid genomic host cell integration. The invention describes constructing antigen presenting particles that will themselves present tumor antigens in an immunogenic fashion to therapeutically activate anti-tumor immunity within a mammalian host.10-27-2011
20110262391CA9 GENE SINGLE NUCLEOTIDE POLYMORPHISMS PREDICT PROGNOSIS AND TREATMENT RESPONSE OF METASTATIC RENAL CELL CARCINOMA - Methods and compositions for providing a prognosis or diagnosis for a human patient having renal cell cancer are provided. The method relates to the discovery of SNPs which are associated with a favorable prognosis and response to therapy in RCC.10-27-2011
20100310501Methods for Improving Immune Function and Methods for Prevention or Treatment of Disease in a Mammalian Subject - A method for increasing a biological activity of a cytokine or lymphokine and a method of treating a neoplastic disease, autoimmune disease, or infectious disease, and a method for expanding a hematopoietic cell population, is provided by administering an antibody capable of binding a cytokine or by administering a cytokine complexed with an antibody or by administering a cytokine complexed with a cytokine receptor to a mammalian subject in need thereof.12-09-2010
20100310509COMPOSITIONS COMPRISING MODULATORS OF SIGNAL TRANSDUCING RECEPTOR gp130 AND METHODS OF PRODUCING AND USING SAME - Compositions comprising modulators of gp130, as well as methods of producing and using same, are disclosed.12-09-2010
20110052533Compositions and Methods for Cartilage Repair - Autologous compositions and methods are provided for cartilage repair in patients in need thereof. Some aspects include combinations of platelet-based materials with chondrogenesis inducing agents in the presence or absence of cell-based therapies.03-03-2011
20110052532Pharmaceutical composition comprising a cytokine - The present invention relates to a pharmaceutical composition comprising, (i) a cytokine and, (ii) a compound of the general formula (Ih) or pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof with an acid or a base, or pharmaceutically acceptable prodrugs or a stereoisomer thereof. Exemplary cytokines are selected from the following group of cytokine families, (i) the four α-helix bundle family, which consists of, (a) the IL-2 subfamily, (b) the interferon (IFN) subfamily and, (c) the IL-10 subfamily, (ii) the IL-1 family, (iii) the IL-17 family and, (iv) chemokines.03-03-2011
20110052531CYCLIC GLYCYL-2-ALLYL PROLINE AND ITS USE IN TREATMENT OF PERIPHERAL NEUROPATHY - Embodiments of this invention provide methods for therapeutic use of cyclic G-2-allylProline (cG-2-allylP) to treat peripheral neuropathies, including toxin-induced peripheral neuropathy and diabetic as well as manufacture of medicaments including tablets, capsules, and other orally active compositions containing cG-2-allylP, as well as injectable solutions that are useful for treatment of such conditions.03-03-2011
20110052530ADOPTIVE CELL THERAPY WITH YOUNG T CELLS - The invention provides a method of promoting regression of a cancer in a mammal comprising (i) culturing autologous T cells; (ii) expanding the cultured T cells; (iii) administering to the mammal nonmyeloablative lymphodepleting chemotherapy; and (iv) after administering nonmyeloablative lymphodepleting chemotherapy, administering to the mammal the expanded T cells, wherein the T cells administered to the mammal are about 19 to about 35 days old and have not been screened for specific tumor reactivity, whereupon the regression of the cancer in the mammal is promoted.03-03-2011
20110052529METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR EXPANDING T REGULATORY CELLS - The present invention provides methods and compositions for expanding Treg cells ex vivo or in vivo using one or more conjugates comprising a costimulatory moiety that stimulates at least one of three signals involved in Treg cell development and/or using dendritic cells pulsed with antigens and modified to display TGF-β, or hematopoetic stem cells or bone marrow cells modified to display TGF-β. The methods and compositions are useful, for example, in the treatment and prevention of autoimmune disease, including Type 1 diabetes and in preventing foreign graft rejection, as well as to establish mixed chimerism, induce tolerance to autoantigens, alloantigens or xenoantigens, beta cell regeneration, prevention of foreign graft rejection, and treatment of a genetically inherited hematopoietic disorder.03-03-2011
20110052528Neuroprotective macrocyclic compounds and methods for their use - Embodiments of this invention provide novel peptidomimetics that contain a macrocycle. Such compounds are neuroprotective and have utility as therapeutic agents for treatment of diseases, injuries and other conditions characterised by neuronal degeneration and/or death. Compounds are also useful for manufacture of medicaments useful for treatment of such conditions.03-03-2011
20120148529Use of Inclusion Bodies as Therapeutic Agents - The present invention relates to the use of inclusion bodies as vehicles for therapeutic protein delivery. This method is applicable to the delivery of therapeutic proteins to intracellular locations. In addition, the invention also relates to the administration of a cell or a pharmaceutical composition comprising inclusion bodies formed by therapeutic proteins. These inclusion bodies formed by therapeutic proteins could be used for the treatment of different diseases.06-14-2012
20120148528COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS TO INDUCE TARGETED APOPTOSIS - Embodiments herein concern compositions and methods for treating a subject having or suspected of developing a pulmonary disorder or cancer. Certain embodiments concern modulating protein tyrosine phosphatase non-receptor type 13 (PTPN13) expression and/or activity in a subject to treat uncontrolled cellular growth in the subject.06-14-2012
20100183541Methods of Treating Autoimmune Diseases - Novel methods for treating patients with autoimmune diseases are disclosed. The methods of the invention include first depleting circulating lymphocytes in the mammal, e.g., by administering anti-thymocyte antibody, and then, during the course of repopulation, administering to the mammal a therapeutically effective amount of latent TGF-β and/or another agent that promotes expansion of regulatory T cells. In certain aspects, the disclosed process results in improved kidney function and survival rates.07-22-2010
20100183544METHOD OF TREATMENT - The present invention relates generally to the field of cancer therapy. More particularly, the present invention provides a method for the treatment of gastrointestinal-type cancers and therapeutic agents useful for same.07-22-2010
20110086003STABILIZATION OF HYDROPHOBIC PROTEIN THERAPEUTIC AGENTS - The present invention relates to a stabilized solution comprising a hydrophobic protein, a method for the production thereof, and the stabilizing solution as a pharmaceutical, and the use thereof.04-14-2011
20100322899METHODS OF IMPROVING CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM FUNCTIONING - Methods of causing an improvement in central nervous system function are provided. The methods include administering an aliquot of stem cells to the patient, the cells being derived from blood, e.g., umbilical cord blood. In some cases a growth factor is administered with the cells.12-23-2010
20100322898METHODS OF TREATING CANCER USING IL-21 - Methods for treating mammals with cancer using molecules that have an IL-21 functional activity are described. The molecules having IL-21 functional activities include polypeptides that have homology to the human IL-21 polypeptide sequence and proteins fused to a polypeptide with IL-21 functional activity. The molecules can be used as a monotherapy or in combination with other known cancer therapeutics.12-23-2010
20100322895T CELL DEPLETING COMPOSITIONS USEFUL FOR TREATING CANCER - The presently-disclosed subject matter provides methods and compositions for treating or reducing the risk of recurrence of a cancer in a subject. The methods comprise administering an effective amount of a T cell depleting composition to the subject to thereby treat the cancer.12-23-2010
20100322896MOLECULAR ADJUVANT - This invention relates to the use of a molecular adjuvant to generate an immune response in a host. In particular, the molecular adjuvant may be a TLR signalling pathway component, a co-stimulatory molecule, an NKG2D ligand, IL- or IL-15.12-23-2010
20100322897CHARACTERIZATION OF IL-17F AND IL-17R INTERACTIONS - The invention is related to findings that IL-17F-mediated inflammation of airway passages may be mediated via signaling through IL-17R on the basolateral surface of human respiratory epithelial cells. Thus, the present invention provides isolated and purified IL-17F or IL-17R polynucleotides and polypeptides. The present invention also is directed to novel methods for screening test compounds capable of inhibiting, i.e., decreasing, limiting, blocking, or otherwise reducing, IL-17F bioactivity, and methods for diagnosing, prognosing, and monitoring the progress of, disorders related to IL-17F bioactivity, e.g., disorders related to the effects of IL-17F binding to IL-17R on airway inflammation, e.g., in patients with cystic fibrosis, including pulmonary exacerbations due to bacterial infections in same. The present invention is further directed to novel therapeutics and therapeutic targets and to methods for the intervention (treatment) and prevention of said disorders related to IL-17F bioactivity.12-23-2010
20110256091Antibody-Targeted Cytokines for Therapy - The present invention relates to fusion proteins comprising an antibody, functional fragment or functional derivative thereof having specific binding affinity to either the extracellular domain of oncofetal fibronectin (ED-B) or at least one of the extracellular domains of oncofetal tenascin fused to a cytokine selected from the group consisting of IL-10, IL15, IL-24 and GM-CSF, functional fragments and functional derivatives thereof. The invention is also directed to the use of at least one of said fusion proteins for the manufacture of a medicament. In particular, the invention concerns the use of said medicament for the treatment of tumours or chronic inflammatory diseases such as atherosclerosis, arthritis and psoriasis.10-20-2011
20110070190HETEROCYCLIC ANTIVIRAL COMPOUNDS - The invention discloses 1-N-substituted-6-(hetero)aryl-1H-thieno[3,2-d]pyrimidin-4-one derivatives of formula03-24-2011
20110097304COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR REDUCING THE LIKELIHOOD OF SPONTANEOUS ABORTION IN RECIPIENTS OF ARTIFICAL INSEMINATION - Methods and kits for preventing or reducing the likelihood of spontaneous abortion 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).04-28-2011
20100166703USE OF IL-6/IL-6 CHIMERA IN HUNTINGTON'S DISEASE - The invention relates to the use of an IL-6R/IL-6 chimera, a mutein, isoform, fused protein, functional derivative, active fraction or circularly permutated derivative or a salt thereof, for the manufacture of a medicament for the treatment and/or prevention of Huntington's disease.07-01-2010
20100166701METHOD FOR TREATING RENAL CELL CARCINOMA USING GLYCOGENOLYSIS INHIBITORS - Renal cell carcinoma (RCC) exhibits unpredictable behavior, high recurrence rate, insensitivity to Positron-Emission Tomography (PET), and poor response to existing cancer treatments such as chemotherapy. Inhibition of glycogenolysis can restrict RCC tumor growth and increase its susceptibility to other treatments, in particular, those that compromise access to nutrient, such as anti-angiogenenic compounds. This can also increase uptake of glucose derivatives and thus increase sensitivity of PET. Reduction of glycogen stores within RCC through treatment with iron-salts can also reduce tumor growth rate through reducing activation of the hypoxia pathway. Thus, synergistic treatment of RCC with glycogenolysis inhibitors or inhibitors of glycogenosis, and/or in combination with anti-angiogenic compounds, can increase sensitivity of tumor detection, slow tumor formation and/or metastasis.07-01-2010
20100166702ALKYLATED INTERLEUKIN-18 AND RELATED COMPOSITIONS, KITS, AND METHODS OF MAKING AND USING SAME - Alkylated interleukin-18 (IL-18), compositions comprising alkylated IL-18, kits comprising such compositions, methods of alkylating IL-18, and methods of using compositions comprising alkylated IL-18.07-01-2010
20100158858ADMINISTRATION OF CARBOLINE DERIVATIVES USEFUL IN THE TREATMENT OF CANCER AND OTHER DISEASES - In accordance with the present invention, compounds are provided which are useful in a method or in the manufacture of a medicament for post-transcriptionally inhibiting the expression of VEGF in a subject in need thereof comprising inhibiting VEGF mRNA translation by orally administering said medicament once, twice or thrice daily to the subject.06-24-2010
20120121536COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR GLUCOSE TRANSPORT INHIBITION - Glucose deprivation is an attractive strategy in cancer research and treatment. Cancer cells upregulate glucose uptake and metabolism for maintaining accelerated growth and proliferation rates. Specifically blocking these processes is likely to provide new insights to the role of glucose transport and metabolism in tumorigenesis, as well as in apoptosis. As solid tumors outgrow the surrounding vasculature, they encounter microenvironments with a limited supply of nutrients leading to a glucose deprived environment in some regions of the tumor. Cancer cells living in the glucose deprived environment undergo changes to prevent glucose deprivation-induced apoptosis. Knowing how cancer cells evade apoptosis induction is also likely to yield valuable information and knowledge of how to overcome the resistance to apoptosis induction in cancer cells. Disclosed herein are novel anticancer compounds that inhibit basal glucose transport, resulting in tumor suppression and new methods for the study of glucose deprivation in animal cancer research.05-17-2012
20100196312GLYCOSYLATED IL-7, PREPARATION AND USES - The present invention relates to new and improved interleukin-7 polypeptides, as well as compositions comprising the same, their preparation and uses. The invention more particularly relates to hyperglycosylated IL-7 polypeptides having improved properties, as well as their manufacture and therapeutic uses. The invention also discloses novel IL-7 polypeptides having modified amino acid sequences containing artificially created glycosylation site(s), as well as corresponding nucleic acid molecules, vectors and recombinant host cells. The invention also relates to the use of such polypeptides, cells or nucleic acids for curative or preventive treatment of mammalian subjects, including human subjects.08-05-2010
20100196311METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS CONTAINING mTOR INHIBITORS FOR ENHANCING IMMUNE RESPONSES - Provided are compositions and methods for enhancing immune responses to an antigen. The compositions contain an isolated population of CD8+T cells and an inhibitor of mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR). The method for obtaining an enhanced immune response to an antigen in an individual entails administering to the individual the antigen and an inhibitor of mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR). CD8+T cells may also be used for adoptive cell transfer (ACT) therapy.08-05-2010
20100196314Modified Two-Component Gelation Systems, Methods of Use and Methods of Manufacture - Compositions, methods of manufacture and methods of treatment for post-myocardial infarction are herein disclosed. In some embodiments, the composition includes at least two components. In one embodiment, a first component can include a first functionalized polymer and a substance having at least one cell adhesion site combined in a first buffer at a pH of approximately 6.5. A second component can include a second buffer in a pH of between about 7.5 and 9.0. A second functionalized polymer can be included in the first or second component. In some embodiments, the composition can include at least one cell type and/or at least one growth factor. In some embodiments, the composition(s) of the present invention can be delivered by a dual bore injection device to a treatment area, such as a post-myocardial infarct region.08-05-2010
20100196310METHODS OF TREATING CANCER BY ADMINISTERING HUMAN IL-18 COMBINATIONS - The present invention relates generally to the use of human IL-18 combinations in the treatment of various forms of solid tumors and lymphomas. In particular, the present invention relates to: (1) combinations of human IL-18 with monoclonal antibodies against antigens that are expressed on the surface of cancer cells; and (2) combinations of human IL-18 with chemotherapeutic agents.08-05-2010
20100196309INTERLEUKIN-21 VARIANTS WITH ALTERED BINDING TO THE IL-21 RECEPTOR - The invention is concerned with IL-21 polypeptide variants having an altered binding to the common gamma chain (c) of the IL-21 receptor and the use thereof in therapy.08-05-2010
20100068177METHODS OF ORGAN REGENERATION - The invention features methods for increasing or maintaining the number of functional cells of a predetermined type in a mammal (e.g., a human patient), for example, the insulin producing cells of the pancreas, liver cells, spleen cells, or bone cells, that has injured or damaged cells of the predetermined type or is deficient in cells of the predetermined type.03-18-2010
20100068174COMBINATION WITH BIS (THIOHYDRAZIDE AMIDES) FOR TREATING CANCER - Disclosed herein are methods of treating an immunosensitive cancer with bis(thio-hydrazide amides) or pharmaceutically-acceptable salts thereof and an immunotherapy.03-18-2010
20100068175Methods of using Fc-Cytokine fusion proteins - Disclosed herein are methods and compositions for enhancing the immunogenicity of a preselected protein or peptide antigen in a mammal. Immunogenicity is enhanced by fusing the preselected antigen to an immunoglobulin heavy chain constant region to produce an Fc-antigen fusion protein. The Fc-antigen fusion proteins bind Fc receptors on the surface of antigen presenting cells, thereby targeting the antigen to the antigen presenting cells in the mammal. In addition, disclosed is a family of adjuvants, for example, an Fc-adjuvant fusion protein, for use in combination with the Fc-antigen fusion proteins to enhance or modulate a particular immune response against the preselected antigen.03-18-2010
20100068179Phosphohalohydrins, Process For The Production Thereof And Use Thereof - The invention provides compounds comprising at least one phosphohalohydrin group of the formula:03-18-2010
20100068173Recombinant Human Albumin-Interleukin-11 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.03-18-2010
20090202480MACROCYCLIC SERINE PROTEASE INHIBITORS - Provided herein are macrocyclic serine protease inhibitor compounds, for example, of Formula I, pharmaceutical compositions comprising the compounds, and processes of preparation thereof. Also provided are methods of their use for the treatment of an HCV infection in a host in need thereof.08-13-2009
20090202471Molecules with effects on cellular development and function - This invention relates to methods to stabilize and/or improve the function of parenchymal cells. Also provided are systems of co-cultures of hepatocyte-stabilizing non-parenchymal cells used in bioreactor microenvironments to identify hepatic stabilizing factors by gene-expression profiling.08-13-2009
20100297064CYTOKINE ZALPHA11 LIGAND ANTIBODIES - Antibodies that bind to polypeptides and peptides comprising the sequence of zalpha11 Ligand as shown in SEQ ID NO: 2 are described. The antibodies may bind the full length sequence of 162 amino acid residues or a fragment thereof, including a mature polypeptide of 131 amino acid residues and smaller polypeptide and peptide sequences. The antibodies may include antibodies that are polyclonal, monoclonal, murine, humanized or neutralizing. Methods for producing the antibodies are also described.11-25-2010
20100189680Methods of Treating Various Cancers Using Melanoma Differentiating Associated Protein-7 - This invention provides a method for reversing the cancerous phenotype of a cancer cell by introducing a nucleic acid having the melanoma differentiation associated gene (mda-7) into the cell under conditions that permit the expression of the gene so as to thereby reverse the cancerous phenotype of the cell. This invention also provides a method for reversing the cancerous phenotype of a cancer cell by introducing the gene product of the above-described gene into the cancerous cell so as to thereby reverse the cancerous phenotype of the cell. This invention also provides a pharmaceutical composition having the melanoma differentiation associated gene (mda-7) or the gene product of the melanoma differentiation associated gene (mda-7) effective to reverse the cancerous phenotype of a cancer cell and a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier.07-29-2010
20100189681Methods of Using Phosphoantigens Together with Interleukin-2 for the Treatment of Cancer - The present invention therefore provides novel approaches and strategies for efficient regulation of γδ T cells in vivo, in a subject, particularly a human subject or a non-human primate. The present invention now discloses particular compositions and methods that can be used to induce the proliferation of γδ T cells in vivo, in a subject. These compositions and methods employ the conjoint treatment of an individual with a γδ T cell activating compound and IL-2 and are particularly suited for immunotherapy in a subject, particularly in a subject having a cancer or an infectious disease.07-29-2010
20100189684USE OF gp130 ACTIVATORS IN DIABETIC NEUROPATHY - The invention relates to the use a substance signaling through gp130 for the manufacture of a medicament for the treatment and/or prevention of diabetic neuropathy. The use of IL-6 is preferred.07-29-2010
20100189683Pulsatile Dosing of Gossypol for Treatment of Disease - This invention relates to pulsatile dose administration of gossypol or pharmaceutical compositions thereof for treating diseases, disorders and conditions responsive to gossypol, inhibiting the activity of anti-apoptotic Bcl-2 family proteins, inducing apoptosis in cells and increasing the sensitivity of cells to inducers of apoptosis.07-29-2010
20110189126COMPOSITIONS CONTAINING INTERLEUKIN-1 AND PEPTIDES - The present invention relates to pharmaceutical, dermatological, cosmeceutical, or cosmetic compositions comprising (a) interleukin-1 family members consisting of interleukin-1 alpha, interleukin-1 family member 5 (delta), interleukin-1 family member 6 (epsilon), interleukin-1 family member 7 (zeta), interleukin-1 family member 8 (eta), interleukin-1 family member 9, interleukin-1 family member 10 (theta), and interleukin-18; (b) a peptide of the general formula (I): Tyr-X08-04-2011
20110189125Modulators of HSP70/DnaK Function and Methods of Use Thereof - Compositions and methods for modulating HSP70 function, particularly for the targeted killing of cancer cells, are disclosed.08-04-2011
201001359546-Phenylpyrimidinones as PIM Modulators - A compound having Formula I or II (Formula I) or (Formula II), or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, wherein X, Z, R06-03-2010
20110262388NOVEL INHIBITORS - Novel heterocyclic derivatives as inhibitors of glutaminyl cyclase (QC, EC 2.3.2.5). QC catalyzes the intramolecular cyclization of N-terminal glutamine residues into pyroglutamic acid (5-oxo-prolyl, pGlu*) under liberation of ammonia and the intramolecular cyclization of N-terminal glutamate residues into pyroglutamic acid under liberation of water.10-27-2011
20110262386METHODS OF TREATING INFLAMMATION - Disclosed herein, in certain embodiments, is a method for treating an MIF-mediated disorder. In some embodiments, the method comprises administering an active agent that inhibits (i) MIF binding to CXCR2 and CXCR4 and/or (ii) MIF-activation of CXCR2 and CXCR4; (iii) the ability of MIF to form a homomultimer; or a combination thereof.10-27-2011
20110165117IMMUNOGENIC PEPTIDES AND METHODS OF USE - The PAGE4 gene is expressed in reproductive tissues, and is expressed in reproductive cancers, such as prostate cancer, uterine cancer, and testicular cancer. Immunogenic PAGE4 polypeptides are disclosed herein, as are nucleic acids encoding the immunogenic PAGE4 polypeptides, vectors including these polynucleotides, and host cells transformed with these vectors. These polypeptides, polynucleotides, vectors, and host cells can be used to induce an immune response to PAGE4. Diagnostic methods to detect PAGE4 are also described.07-07-2011
20100028296Use of cytokine-derived peptides in treatment of pain and neurodegenerative disease - Peptides derived from anti-inflammatory cytokines, such as IL-10, are disclosed for use in treatment of neurodegenerative diseases and neuropathic pain indications, including Alzheimer's disease, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson's disease and trigeminal neuralgia.02-04-2010
20100021421FUSION PROTEINS AND METHODS FOR MODULATION OF IMMUNE RESPONSE - A fusion protein comprising GM-CSF and IL-15 is described. The fusion protein has unexpected immune suppressive properties and is useful in a variety of therapeutic applications.01-28-2010
20120308517COMPOSITIONS FOR THE TREATMENT OF INFECTIOUS AND TUMOURAL DISEASES - The present invention relates to the use of compositions comprising a type III interferon and oncostatin M and to the use of said compositions for the treatment and prevention of infectious and neoplastic diseases.12-06-2012
20120308515USE OF GILZ PROTEIN EXPRESSED IN DENDRITIC CELLS TO MODULATE AN ANTIGEN-SPECIFIC IMMUNE RESPONSE - A pharmaceutical composition comprising at least dendritic cells modified with a molecule selected from the group consisting of: a GILZ protein or a functional fragment of at least 5 consecutive amino acids of said protein; a small interfering RNA (siRNA) targeting the GILZ transcript or an antisense oligodeoxynucleotide complementary to said transcript; and a recombinant expression vector containing a polynucleotide encoding said GILZ protein, said fragment, said siRNA or said antisense oligodeoxynucleotide complementary to said transcript and a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier. In addition, a method for treatment of autoimmune diseases, inflammatory diseases, allergies, transplant rejection and graft-versus-host disease, cancers or pathogenic microorganism infections by administering an effective amount of said pharmaceutical composition to a subject in need thereof.12-06-2012
20120308514HUMAN ANTIBODIES THAT BIND HUMAN IL-12 AND METHODS FOR PRODUCING - Human antibodies, preferably recombinant human antibodies, that specifically bind to human interleukin-12 (hIL-12) are disclosed. Preferred antibodies have high affinity for hIL-12 and neutralize hIL-12 activity in vitro and in vivo. An antibody of the invention can be a full-length antibody or an antigen-binding portion thereof. The antibodies, or antibody portions, of the invention are useful for detecting hIL-12 and for inhibiting hIL-12 activity, e.g., in a human subject suffering from a disorder in which hIL-12 activity is detrimental. Nucleic acids, vectors and host cells for expressing the recombinant human antibodies of the invention, and methods of synthesizing the recombinant human antibodies, are also encompassed by the invention.12-06-2012
20090317357Methods for treating or preventing autoimmune disease using histamine h1 receptor-blocking agents - Methods for treating or preventing an autoimmune disease using agents that block the histamine H1 receptor are disclosed. H1 receptor-blocking agents useful in accordance with the methods provided herein include, for example, H1 antihistamines, particularly H1 antihistamines that do not substantially block the serotonin receptor.12-24-2009
20090185996HYDROXYETHYL STARCH-CONTAINING POLYPEPTIDE COMPOSITIONS - The invention provides compositions containing hydroxyethyl starch and polypeptides, including therapeutic polypeptides such as interleukin-11, that provide for enhanced stability of the polypeptide following storage at room temperature or elevated temperatures.07-23-2009
20100068178ANTI-CANCER DRUGS AND USES RELATING THERETO FOR METASTATIC MALIGNANT MELANOMA AND OTHER CANCERS - The present invention discloses triazene analogs of the general formula (I) and formula (II), their tautomeric forms, stereoisomers, polymorphs, hydrates, solvates, and pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof for the metastatic malignant melanoma and other cancers including but not limited to lymphomas, sarcomas, carcinomas, and gliomas.03-18-2010
20100297072Combinations of Immunostimulatory Agents, Oncolytic Virus, and Additional Anticancer Therapy - A method comprising administering, to a mammal, an oncolytic virus and an immunostimulatory agent. A method of treating a first tumor, a second tumor, or both in a mammal having a first tumor, comprising administering an oncolytic virus into the first tumor; and administering an immunostimulatory agent systemically to the mammal. A kit comprising an oncolytic virus, an immunostimulatory agent, and instructions for administering the oncolytic virus and the immunostimulatory agent to a mammal. A kit comprising an oncolytic virus, an immunostimulatory agent, and instructions for treating a second tumor in a mammal having a first tumor by administering an oncolytic virus into the first tumor; and administering an immunostimulatory agent systemically to the mammal. The methods optionally include administering an additional anticancer therapy.11-25-2010
20080267910Rat, rabbit, and cynomolgus monkey IL-21 and IL-22 nucleotide and polypeptide sequences - This disclosure provides isolation and characterization of nucleotides encoding rat and cynomolgus monkey IL-21 and rat, rabbit and cynomolgus monkey IL-22, and the IL-21 and IL-22 polypeptides encoded thereby. This disclosure features rat and cynomolgus monkey IL-21 and rat, rabbit and cynomolgus monkey IL-22 nucleotide and amino acid sequences and variants thereof.10-30-2008
20100021423Heterocyclic antiviral compounds - Compounds having the formula I wherein R01-28-2010
20110110886SMALL MOLECULE INHIBITORS OF AUTOTAXIN AND METHODS OF USE - Autotaxin (ATX) is a prometastatic enzyme initially isolated from the conditioned media of human melanoma cells that stimulates a myriad of biological activities including angiogenesis and the promotion of cell growth, survival, and differentiation through the production of lysophosphatidic acid (LPA). ATX increases the aggressiveness and invasiveness of transformed cells, and ATX levels directly correlate with tumor stage and grade in several human malignancies. To study the role of ATX in the pathogenesis of malignant melanoma, we developed antibodies and small molecule inhibitors against recombinant human protein. Immunohistochemistry of paraffin embedded human tissue demonstrates that ATX levels are markedly increased in human primary and metastatic melanoma relative to benign nevi. Chemical screens identified several small molecule inhibitors with binding constants ranging from nanomolar to low micromolar. Cell migration and invasion assays with melanoma cell lines demonstrate that ATX markedly stimulates melanoma cell migration and invasion, an effect suppressed by ATX inhibitors. The migratory phenotype can be rescued by the addition of ATX's enzymatic product, LPA, confirming that the observed inhibition is linked to suppression of LPA production by ATX. Chemical analogues of the inhibitors demonstrate structure activity relationships important for ATX inhibition and indicate pathways for their optimization. These studies suggest that ATX is an approachable molecular target for the rational design of chemotherapeutic agents directed against human malignancies driven by the ATX/LPA axis, especially including malignant melanoma, among numerous others including breast and ovarian cancers.05-12-2011
20110020274MOBILIZATION OF HEMATOPOIETIC STEM CELLS - Methods, processes, uses, and pharmaceutical compositions are provided herein for mobilizing hematopoietic progenitor cells and/or cancer stem cells from bone marrow into peripheral blood, comprising the administration of an effective amount of an inhibitor of GTPases, such as a Cdc-42 specific inhibitor alone or in combination with one or more additional agents. Specifically, methods are disclosed for mobilizing hematopoietic stem cells into a subject's peripheral blood. In particular, embodiments of the method involve specific inhibition of the Cdc42 GTPase to increase the numbers of hematopoietic stem cells into a subject's peripheral blood of a subject.01-27-2011
20100021420COMBINATIONS OF PYRAZOLE DERIVATIVES FOR THE INHIBITION OF CDKS AND GSK'S - A combination comprising (a) a compound of formula (0): or salts or tautomers or N-oxides or solvates thereof; wherein X is R01-28-2010
20090196851Use of Transcriptome Modifying Agents and Chemotherapy or Radiotherapy Against Cancer - The use of transcriptome-modifying agents is disclosed in order to prevent malignant cells from undergoing the necessary genetic changes in order to combat cell insult and survive chemotherapy or radiotherapy. The combination of transcriptome-modifying agents comprises agents that inhibit the DNA methylation machinery plus a substance that inhibits histone deacetylation. A treatment kit is disclosed which includes an effective dose of hydralazine and valproic acid or a salt of same in the case of magnesium valproate, which is intended for use with radiotherapy or chemotherapy in the treatment of patients cancer.08-06-2009
20090041715Epothilone Combinations - The invention relates to combinations of (a) an epothilone with (b) two or more other antineoplastic agents for simultaneous, separate or sequential use, in particular for the delay of progression or treatment of a proliferative disease.02-12-2009
20110117052METHODS OF TREATMENT USING IL-31RA - The present invention relates to methods of treating patients suffering from Contact dermatitis, Drug induced delayed type cutaneous allergic reactions, Toxic epidermal necrolysis, Cutaneous T cell Lymphoma, Bullous pemphigoid, Alopecia aereata, Vitiligo, Acne Rosacea, Prurigo nodularis, Scleroderma, Herpes simplex virus, or combination by administering an IL-31RA antagonist.05-19-2011
20110091419Use of Pegylated IL-10 to Treat Cancer - Provided are methods of treatment for tumors. In particular, methods are provided for use of a chemically modified IL-10 to treat tumors.04-21-2011
20090136444 MOLECULE AND CHIMERIC MOLECULES THEREOF - The present invention relates generally to the fields of proteins, diagnostics, therapeutics and nutrition. More particularly, the present invention provides an isolated protein molecule in or related to the IL-6 protein family such as G-CSF, IL-11, IL-6, LIF or chimeric molecules thereof, comprising at least a portion of the protein molecule; wherein the protein or chimeric molecule thereof has a profile of measurable physiochemical parameters, wherein the profile is indicative of, associated with or forms the basis of one or more pharmacological traits. The present invention further contemplates the use of the isolated protein or chimeric molecule thereof in a range of diagnostic, prophylactic, therapeutic, nutritional and/or research applications.05-28-2009
20100166700Acryloyloxyethylphosphorylcholine Containing Polymer Conjugates and Their Preparation - The present invention relates to polymeric reagents and conjugates thereof, methods for synthesizing the polymeric reagents and conjugates, pharmaceutical compositions comprising the conjugates and methods of using the polymer conjugates including therapeutic methods where conjugates are administered to patients.07-01-2010
20100086518TREATMENT OF MELANOMA - Methods of treating melanoma include administering a compound of Structure I, a tautomer of the compound, a pharmaceutically acceptable salt of the compound, a pharmaceutically acceptable salt or the tautomer, or a mixture thereof to a subject. The compound, tautomer, salt of the compound, salt of the tautomer, or mixture thereof may be used to prepare medicaments for treating metastatic cancer. The variable A has the values defined herein.04-08-2010
20090081158PHOSPHADIAZINE HCV POLYMERASE INHIBITORS IV - Provided herein are phosphadiazine polymerase inhibitor, for example, of any of Formulas IV, IV′, I″, II″, or IVa, pharmaceutical compositions comprising the compounds, and processes of preparation thereof. Also provided are methods of their use for the treatment of an HCV infection in a host in need thereof.03-26-2009
20110305662METHODS OF TREATING IMMUNODEFICIENCY VIRUS INFECTION - The present disclosure provides methods and compositions for reducing the reservoir of latent immunodeficiency virus in an individual, and for treating an immunodeficiency virus infection in an individual.12-15-2011
20110142795METHODS 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.06-16-2011
20110142794Methods and Compositions to Determine the Chemosensitizing Dose of Suramin Used in Combination Therapy - A method for determining a therapeutically effective amount of suramin for administering to a patient, who is to receive a cytotoxic agent, which comprises the steps of determining the circulating suramin concentration in the patient; administering suramin, if required, to establish a low circulating concentration of suramin in the patient of below about 200 μM; and administering the chemotherapeutic agent to the patient when the low circulating concentration of suramin is present in the patient. Conveniently a nomogram can be constructed for use in clinical settings with the suramin.06-16-2011
20110305665PEGYLATED INTERLEUKIN-10 - Interleukin-10 (IL-10) conjugated via a linker to one or more polyethylene glycol (PEG) molecules at a single amino acid residue of the IL-10, and a method for preparing the same, are provided. The method produces a stable mono-pegylated IL-10, which retains IL-10 activity, where pegylation is selective for the N-terminus on one subunit of IL-10 with little or no formation of monomeric IL-10. The method also provides a substantially homogenous population of mono-PEG-IL-10.12-15-2011
20110305664NOVEL VACCINES AGAINST MULTIPLE SUBTYPES OF INFLUENZA VIRUS - An aspect of the present invention is directed towards DNA plasmid vaccines capable of generating in a mammal an immune response against a plurality of influenza virus subtypes, comprising a DNA plasmid and a pharmaceutically acceptable excipient. The DNA plasmid is capable of expressing a consensus influenza antigen in a cell of the mammal in a quantity effective to elicit an immune response in the mammal, wherein the consensus influenza antigen comprises consensus hemagglutinin (HA), neuraminidase (NA), matrix protein, nucleoprotein, M2 ectodomain-nucleo-protein (M2e-NP), or a combination thereof. Preferably the consensus influenza antigen comprises HA, NA, M2e-NP, or a combination thereof. The DNA plasmid comprises a promoter operably linked to a coding sequence that encodes the consensus influenza antigen. Additionally, an aspect of the present invention includes methods of eliciting an immune response against a plurality of influenza virus subtypes in a mammal using the DNA plasmid vaccines provided.12-15-2011
20110305663SERUM ALBUMIN BINDING MOLECULES - The present invention relates to an antibody-like protein based on the tenth fibronectin type III domain (12-15-2011
20100172862STABLE ANTIBODY COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS OF STABILIZING SAME - The invention provides compositions and methods for inhibiting fractionation of immunoglobulins comprising a lambda light chain based on the observation that iron, in the presence of histidine, results in increased fragmentation of a recombinant fully human IgG molecule containing a lambda light chain due to cleavage in the hinge region. The invention further provides an aqueous pharmaceutical formulation comprising an antibody, or antigen-binding portion thereof, that binds the p40 subunit of IL-12/IL-23 and a buffer system comprising histidine, wherein the formulation has enhanced stability, including enhanced resistance to fragmentation.07-08-2010
20090202479Method for modulating immune responses using stem cells and cytokines - The present invention relates to a composition and methods of treatment for inflammation comprising of adult stem cells and inflammatory cytokines. The invention further relates to the treatment of inflammation associated with autoimmune disorders, allergies, sepsis, cancer as well as to preventing, reducing or treating transplant rejection and/or graft-versus-host disease (GvHD).08-13-2009
20100015089HETERODIMERIC FUSION PROTEINS USEFUL FOR TARGETED IMMUNE THERAPY AND GENERAL IMMUNE STIMULATION - Disclosed are methods for producing fusion proteins with the heterodimeric cytokine, interleukin-12. In order to insure that the proper ratio of fused and non-fused subunits are obtained in the fusion protein, a specific stepwise approach to genetic engineering is used. This consists of first expressing the non-fused p40 IL-12 subunit in a production cell line, followed by or simultaneously expressing in the same cell, a second recombinant fusion protein consisting of the fused polypeptide linked by a peptide bond to the p35 subunit of IL-12. Molecules containing the p35 fusion protein cannot be secreted from the transfected mammalian cell without first complexing in a one to one ratio with the p40 subunit, thus ensuring the production of active heterodimeric fusion proteins.01-21-2010
20120064033MODULATION OF REGULATORY T CELLS BY HUMAN IL-18 - The present invention relates to compositions and methods for modulating the presence and/or activity of regulatory T cells in a subject.03-15-2012
20090047239Stabilised IL-21 Compositions - Compositions comprising IL-21 and sulphate are provided.02-19-2009
20090202472MOLECULES AND CHIMERIC MOLECULES THEREOF - The present invention relates generally to the fields of proteins, diagnostics, therapeutics and nutrition. More particularly, the present invention provides an isolated protein molecule in or related to the IL-2 protein family such as IL-2, IL-2Ra, IL-2Rb, IL-2Rg or chimeric molecules thereof, such as IL-2-Fc, IL-2Ra-Fc, IL-2Rb-Fc and IL2Rg-Fc, comprising at least a portion of the protein molecule; wherein the protein or chimeric molecule thereof has a profile of measurable physiochemical parameters, wherein the profile is indicative of, associated with or forms the basis of one or more pharmacological traits. The present invention further contemplates the use of the isolated protein or chimeric molecule thereof in a range of diagnostic, prophylactic, therapeutic, nutritional and/or research applications.08-13-2009
20100291027HYALURONIC ACID (HA) INJECTION VEHICLE - Disclosed herein are compositions that exhibit viscosities suitable for injectable formulations. The compositions comprise bioactive agent-loaded microparticles and hyaluronic acid or a salt thereof in a suitable liquid pharmaceutical carrier. Also disclosed are methods of making and using the compositions.11-18-2010
20080206190Glycosylated IL-7, Preparation And Uses - The present invention relates to new and improved interleukin-7 polypeptides, as well as compositions comprising the same, their preparation and uses. The invention more particularly relates to hyperglycosylated IL-7 polypeptides having improved properties, as well as their manufacture and therapeutic uses. The invention also discloses novel IL-7 polypeptides having modified amino acid sequences containing artificially created glycosylation site(s), as well as corresponding nucleic acid molecules, vectors and recombinant host cells. The invention also relates to the use of such polypeptides, cells or nucleic acids for curative or preventive treatment of mammalian subjects, including human subjects.08-28-2008
20090081157Immunostimulatory Combinations for Vaccine Adjuvants - This invention discloses immunostimulatory combinations of Tumor Necrosis Factor Receptor Superfamily (TN-FRSF) agonists, Toll-Like Receptor (TLR) agonists, “domain present in NAIP, CIITA, HET-E, TP-I (NACHT)-Leucine Rich Repeat (LRR)” or “NLR” agonists, RIG-I-Like Helicase or “RLH” agonists, purinergic receptor agonists and cytokine/chemokine receptor agonists, together with delivery methods. The combinations, when used alone at the site of pathology, provide immunostimulation that induces host humoral and cellular immunologic responses to eliminate pathogens or neoplasms. Alternatively, when the combinations are used with a defined antigens, these combinations can induce focused humoral and cellular immunologic responses useful as prophylactic and/or ameliorative therapeutic modalities for infections and the treatment of neoplastic disorders.03-26-2009
20120039845NUCLEOSIDE PRODRUGS AND USES THEREOF - Compounds having the formula I or II, wherein R02-16-2012
20120039844COMPOSITION AND USE OF N-ALPHA-METHYLHISTAMINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE FOR THE REDUCTION OF OXYGEN RADICAL FORMATION - An improved composition and method for reducing the formation of oxygen radicals in mononuclear phagocytes is disclosed. Also provided is a method of protecting NK cells from oxidative damage inflicted by radicals produced by mononuclear phagocytes by administering a histamine metabolite, N-alpha-methylhistamine dihydrochloride. Use of N-alpha-methylhistamine dihydrochloride for enhancing the NK cell response to IL-2 is likewise detailed.02-16-2012
20120039843CONJUGATES OF A POLYPEPTIDE AND AN OLIGOSACCHARIDE - The present invention relates to conjugates of a polypeptide and an oligosaccharide, wherein the polypeptide is conjugated to at least one oligosaccharide-spacer residue, the oligosaccharide being a synthetic sulfated oligosaccharide comprising 4-18 monosaccharide units and per se having affinity to antithrombin III and the spacer being a bond or an essentially pharmacologically inactive flexible linking residue, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.02-16-2012
20110097303METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR TREATING AND PREVENTING VIRAL INFECTIONS - A method of treating or preventing a systemic viral infection in a mammal by administering a pharmaceutically acceptable composition selected from the group consisting of squalamine, an active isomer thereof, and an active analogue thereof, via a dosing regimen that delivers effective antiviral concentrations of squalamine. Also compositions for achieving the systemic antiviral effect.04-28-2011
20120039842COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS THAT ENHANCE AN IMMUNE RESPONSE - Disclosed herein are isolated nucleic acids, compositions of isolated nucleic acids, and compositions of polypeptides that are useful for the generation, enhancement, or improvement of an immune response to a target antigen. Some embodiments of the compositions include hepatitis B core antigen (HBcAg) protein and a heterologous protein antigen. In some embodiments, an isolated nucleic acid encoding hepatitis B core antigen (HBcAg) protein and a heterologous protein antigen is disclosed. Also disclosed herein are methods of administering the composition or isolated nucleic acid to generate an immune response, where HBcAg acts as adjuvant to improve the immune response to the heterologous protein. In certain embodiments, the HBcAg is as a stork or heron hepatitis antigen.02-16-2012
20120039840Use of IL-27-P28 to antagonize IL-6 mediated signaling - Provided are methods increasing, or, alternatively, decreasing IL-6 and/or gp130-mediated signaling in mammalian subjects using p28. Methods of preventing and/or treating autoimmune disorders, cancer, transplant rejection, and other IL-6-associated diseases, as well as methods of enhancing an IL-6-mediated immune response, are also described.02-16-2012
20090162318Cyclopropyl Fused Indolobenzazepine HCV NS5B Inhibitors - The invention encompasses compounds of formula I as well as compositions and methods of using the compounds. The compounds have activity against hepatitis C virus (HCV) and are useful in treating those infected with HCV.06-25-2009
20120064036Methods of Administration of Thrombopoietin Agonist Compounds - The embodiments provide methods of administering a high dose or a loading dose of a TPO modulator to a subject. The embodiments further provide methods of treating thrombocytopenia and/or neutropenia in a subject. Additionally, the embodiments further provide methods of increasing platelet production and/or enhancing the number of peripheral blood stem cells in a subject.03-15-2012
20120064032NOVEL HYDROXAMATES AS THERAPEUTIC AGENTS - The present invention is directed to certain hydroxamate derivatives that are useful in the treatment of hepatitis C. These compounds are also inhibitors of histone deacetylase and are therefore useful in the treatment of diseases associated with histone deacetylase activity. Pharmaceutical compositions and processes for preparing these compounds are also disclosed.03-15-2012
20080219947Single chain trimers and uses therefor - Single chain trimer (SCT) molecules are disclosed, comprising an MHC antigen peptide sequence, a β09-11-2008
20100221211PYRIDONE-SUBSTITUTED-DIHYDROPYRAZOLOPYRIMIDINONE DERIVATIVE - The invention relates to a compound of general formula (I-0):09-02-2010
20110064691METHOD TO ENHANCE HEMATOPOIESIS - The present invention relates generally to the fields of immunology and molecular biology, and particularly to a method for treating hematopoietic disorders. The invention provides a method to treat a deficiency of one or more types of blood cells in a mammal, which includes administering an effective amount of TISF or of a compound that stimulates CD4+ cells like TISF does. In one embodiment, TISF that originates from a mammalian species is administered to a mammalian subject diagnosed as having a deficiency in one or more types of blood cells.03-17-2011
20110064692HUMAN BONE-FORMING CELLS IN THE TREATMENT OF CONDITIONS AND BONE DISEASES ASSOCIATED WITH IMMUNODEFICIENCY OR IMMUNOSUPPRESSION - The invention relates to novel therapeutic uses of isolated bone-forming cells, particularly in the treatment of diseases and conditions associated with immunodeficiency or immunosuppression.03-17-2011
20110064690Pegylated Interleukin-10 - Interleukin-10 (IL-10) conjugated via a linker to one or more polyethylene glycol (PEG) molecules at a single amino acid residue of the IL-10, and a method for preparing the same, are provided. The method produces a stable mono-pegylated IL-10, which retains IL-10 activity, where pegylation is selective for the N-terminus on one subunit of IL-10 with little or no formation of monomeric IL-10. The method also provides a substantially homogenous population of mono-PEG-IL-10.03-17-2011
20120064035VACCINE IMMUNOTHERAPY - A composition for treating cancer, including synergistic amounts of a primary cell-derived biologic having the cytokines IL-1, IL-2, IL-6, IL-8, TNF-α, and IFN-γ, and a cancer vaccine having at least one antigen. A composition comprising synergistic amounts of the primary cell-derived biologic in combination with at least one adjuvant. A method of treating cancer by administering the composition. A method of reversing immune suppression and gaining immunity to cancer. A method of producing an immune response to an exogenous antigen. A method of enhancing an immune response in a patient by administering the primary cell-derived biologic in combination with at least one adjuvant, and enhancing the immune response of the patient by a synergistic interaction of the primary cell-derived biologic and the adjuvant. A method of increasing function of an immune system.03-15-2012
20120064031CELLS, NUCLEIC ACID CONSTRUCTS, CELLS COMPRISING SAID CONSTRUCTS AND METHODS UTILIZING SAID CELLS IN THE TREATMENT OF DISEASES - The present invention relates to cells capable of expressing IDO, nucleic acid constructs for expression of IDO, cells comprising said constructs and methods of utilizing said cells in the treatment of diseases. In particular the present invention relates to cells which expresses IDO in the absence of exposure to IFN-gamma, and to their use in preparation and/or generation of immunomodulatory cells specific for an antigen.03-15-2012
20120045413Human papilloma virus peptide-specific T-cell response for treatment of warts - The inventors have treated human patients for warts by intralesional injection of 02-23-2012
20100196315IL-12/p40 BINDING PROTEINS - The present invention encompasses IL-12p40 binding proteins, particularly antibodies that bind human interleukin-12 (hIL-12) and/or human IL-23 (hIL-23). Specifically, the invention relates to antibodies that are chimeric, CDR grafted and humanized antibodies. Preferred antibodies have high affinity for hIL-12 and/or hIL-23 and neutralize h IL-12 and/or hIL-23 activity in vitro and in vivo. An antibody of the invention can be a full-length antibody or an antigen-binding portion thereof. Method of making and method of using the antibodies of the invention are also provided. The antibodies, or antibody portions, of the invention are useful for detecting hIL-12 and/or hIL-23 and for inhibiting hIL-12 and/or hIL-23 activity, e.g., in a human subject suffering from a disorder in which hIL-12 and/or hIL-23 activity is detrimental.08-05-2010
20110318299Composition for Accelerating Nerve Repair - The present invention discloses a composition for accelerating nerve repair. The composition comprises platelet-rich fibrin, a growth factor and a cytokine. The composition may further comprise a tissue with a stem cell or a neural tube to be a scaffold for promoting nerve generation. The platelet-rich fibrin is obtained from the blood of the mammal to be operated on with a nerve repair.12-29-2011
20110318302Cancer Treatment - The invention relates to the treatment of cancer, e.g. kidney cancer, using chemotherapeutic agents and immunocytokines, in particular immunocytokines which bind to the Extra Domain-A (ED-A) isoform of fibronectin.12-29-2011
20110318301IL-17A/F HETEROLOGOUS POLYPEPTIDES AND THERAPEUTIC USES THEREOF - The present invention is directed to a novel naturally occurring human cytokine that is comprised of a heterodimer of interleukin-17 and interleukin-17F designated herein as interleukin 17A/F (IL-17A/F). Also provided herein are vectors and host cells comprising those nucleic acid sequences, chimeric polypeptide molecules comprising the polypeptides of the present invention fused to heterologous polypeptide sequences, specific antibodies which bind to the polypeptides of the present invention and to methods for producing the polypeptides of the present invention. Further provided herein are methods for treating degenerative cartilaginous disorders and other inflammatory diseases.12-29-2011
20110318300User of Interleukin-1 Conjugates in the Treatment of Diabetes - The invention provides compositions, pharmaceutical compositions and vaccines for the treatment, amelioration and/or prophylaxis of diabetes, preferably of type II diabetes. The compositions, pharmaceutical compositions and vaccines of the invention comprise a core particle and an antigen, wherein said antigen comprises an interleukin-1 (IL-1) molecule. When administered to an animal, preferably to a human, said compositions, pharmaceutical compositions, and vaccines induce efficient immune responses, in particular antibody responses, wherein typically and preferably said antibody responses are directed against IL-1. Thus, the invention provides methods of treating, ameliorating or preventing diabetes, preferably type II diabetes, by way of active immunization against IL-1.12-29-2011
20100119476SELECTION OF PEPTIDES SPECIFIC FOR HUMAN BLOOD OUTGROWTH ENDOTHELIAL CELLS - Provided herein are compositions and methods for binding outgrowth endothelial cells (OEC). The compositions consist of peptide ligands capable of binding OEC with high affinity and specificity. The compositions of the invention include peptides set forth in SEQ ID NO:1-38 and variants and derivatives thereof. Compositions also include the nucleotide sequences encoding the peptides of the invention. The compositions find use in methods for the isolation of OEC and for the recruitment and retention of OEC to sites of therapeutic interest. Methods for the identification and isolation of other peptides capable of binding OEC are also provided.05-13-2010
20080206192Combination Therapy - The invention provides combination treatments with IL-21, analogues and derivatives thereof.08-28-2008
20110091415Hydroxyethyl Starch-Containing Polypeptide Compositions - The invention provides compositions containing hydroxyethyl starch and polypeptides, including therapeutic polypeptides such as interleukin-11, that provide for enhanced stability of the polypeptide following storage at room temperature or elevated temperatures.04-21-2011
20120003180PERLECAN DOMAIN V PROTECTS, REPAIRS AND RESTORES ISCHEMIC BRAIN STROKE INJURY AND MOTOR FUNCTION - The disclosed invention relates to the use of perlecan domain V (DV) for the treatment of stroke, traumatic brain injury (TBI) or spinal cord injuries (SCI). In certain embodiments, fusion proteins of DV can be used for the treatment of stroke, TBI or SCI. DV is also referred to as endorepellin in the art. This application also provides compositions and combination therapies for the treatment of stroke, TCI and/or SCI. Another aspect of the invention provides methods of restoring motor function in subjects having neurological damage arising from a stroke, TBI or SCI.01-05-2012
20120301428CLOSTRIDIUM GENE - The disclosure relates to the identification of an essential 11-29-2012
20120301427CHEMOKINE RECEPTOR BINDING HETEROCYCLIC COMPOUNDS WITH ENHANCED EFFICACY - The invention relates to heterocyclic compounds consisting of a core nitrogen atom surrounded by three pendant groups, wherein two of the three pendant groups are preferably benzimidazolyl methyl and tetrahydroquinolyl, and the third pendant group contains N and optionally contains additional rings. The compounds bind to chemokine receptors, including CXCR4 and CCR5, and demonstrate protective effects against infection of target cells by a human immunodeficiency virus (HW).11-29-2012
20090202478Hepatitis C Virus Inhibitors - The present disclosure relates to compounds, compositions and methods for the treatment of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. Also disclosed are pharmaceutical compositions containing such compounds and methods for using these compounds in the treatment of HCV infection.08-13-2009
20110064689IN SITU IMMUNIZATION - The arming of activated T cells (ATC) with BiAbs can overcome major barriers for successful adoptive immunotherapy. The BiAb approach takes the advantage of the targeting specificity of monoclonal antibodies and the cytotoxic capacity of T cells to lyse tumors. Arming of ATC with BiAb makes every T cell an antigen-specific CTL and infusions of such cells will markedly increase the effective precursor frequency of CTL in the cancer patient. Furthermore, the ability of such armed ATC to kill multiple times without rearming with BiAb, secrete tumoricidal cytokines, secrete chemokines, and survive in patients for up to 8 days after the last infusion or in Beige/SCID mice for over 13 weeks after cessation of treatment. The persistence of cells in the Beige/SCID after infusion show long-term survival capability in the host. Re-stimulation of armed ATC after 3 cycles of cytotoxicity with tumor cells resulted in the secretion of interferon gamma indicating the development of tumor specific immune responses in the population of cells that have been exposed multiple times to antigen. In summary, armed ATC can act as a cytotoxic “drug”, kill multiple times (direct killing), divide after killing (increasing the effector:target ratio in vivo), secrete tumoricidal cytokines (indirectly killing), secrete chemokines at the tumor site (recruit naive T cells and antigen-presenting cells to immunize the patient to tumor lysate) and persist in patients and animal models for weeks to months (long-term survival).03-17-2011
20120207706A-Beta Immunogenic Peptide Carrier Conjugates and Methods of Producing Same - The present invention is directed to methods of producing conjugates of Aβ peptide immunogens with protein/polypeptide carrier molecules, which are useful as immunogens, wherein peptide immunogens are conjugated to protein carriers via activated functional groups on amino acid residues of the carrier or of the optionally attached linker molecule, and wherein any unconjugated reactive functional groups on amino acid residues are inactivated via capping, thus retaining the immunological functionality of the carrier molecule, but reducing the propensity for undesirable reactions that could render the conjugate less safe or effective. Furthermore, the invention also relates to such immunogenic products and immunogenic compositions containing such immunogenic products made by such methods.08-16-2012
20120207707METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR ENHANCING POLYPEPTIDE PRODUCTION - Methods of increasing production, stability or activity of a target polypeptide are provided herein. The method includes increasing the level of an antioxidant in a cell comprising a polynucleotide encoding the target polypeptide. Also provided are cells and transgenic organisms produced using the methods described herein. Methods of treating a subject with a condition treatable by administration of the target polypeptide are also disclosed. Finally methods and compositions for transiently increasing antioxidants in plant cells are provided.08-16-2012
20120207704Inhibiting Aberrant Blood Vessel Formation Using Growth Factor Retargeted Endopeptidases - The present specification discloses TVEMPs, compositions comprising such TVEMPs and methods of treating a disease or disorder associated with aberrant new blood vessel formation in a mammal using such TVEMP compositions.08-16-2012
20120207705Stem Cell Conditioned Medium Compositions - A process for preparing a conditioned cell culture medium is provided. The process comprises a) culturing eukaryotic cells in a growth medium having a composition effective to support cell growth; b) separating the cultured cells from the growth medium; and c) maintaining the cultured cells in a basal medium having a composition suitable to maintain cell viability, but not to support substantial cell growth. The cells are preferably dermal sheath, dermal papilla or dermal fibroblast cells. The compositions are useful as pharmaceutical compositions, especially for wound healing.08-16-2012
20090047241IL-12 FACILITATES BOTH THE RECOVERY OF ENDOGENOUS HEMATOPOIESIS AND THE ENGRAFTMENT OF STEM CELLS AFTER IONIZING RADIATION - The invention provides compositions and methods for promoting the recovery of bone marrow micro-environment after disease- or treatment-induced damage.02-19-2009
20120009141FUNCTIONALIZED PYRROLIDINES AND USE THEREOF AS IAP INHIBITORS - A compound of Formula 1: or a salt thereof, and methods for the use thereof, especially as an IAP inhibitor, as well as related compounds, compositions, and methods.01-12-2012
20120009144HETEROCYCLIC ANTIVIRAL COMPOUNDS - Compounds having the formula I wherein R01-12-2012
20120009142METHODS FOR TREATING HEPATITIS C - In accordance with the present invention, compounds that inhibit viral replication, preferably Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) replication, have been identified, and methods for their use provided. In one aspect of the invention, compounds useful in the treatment or prevention of a viral infection are provided. In another aspect of the invention, compounds useful in the treatment or prevention of HCV infection are provided.01-12-2012
20120009146Treatment and Diagnostic Methods for Fibrosis Related Disorders - The present invention relates to the ability of SAP to suppress fibrocytes. It also relates to the ability of IL-12, laminin-1, cross-linked IgG and IgG aggregates to suppress fibrocytes. Methods and compositions for suppressing fibrocytes using these proteins are provided. These methods are useful in a variety of applications including treatment and prevention of fibrosing diseases such as scleroderma, pulmonary fibrosis and asthma. Finally, the invention includes assays for detecting the ability of various agents to modulate differentiation into fibrocytes. Such assays may also be used to diagnose scleroderma, pulmonary fibrosis, or other fibrosing diseases.01-12-2012
20120009140COMPOSTITION AND THERAPEUTIC ANTI-TUMOUR VACCINE - The invention relates to a composition which induces, in a host, a cytotoxic cell response directed against cells expressing an antigen, in particular tumour cells, and which comprises red blood cells containing said antigen. These red blood cells may be in the form of an immune complex with an immunoglobulin, in particular IgG, which recognizes an epitope at the surface of the red blood cells, and/or be heat-treated or chemically treated so as to promote phagocytosis of said red blood cells by dendritic cells. As a variant, the red blood cells may be xenogenic red blood cells. The invention also relates to a therapeutic especially anti-tumour vaccine containing such a composition.01-12-2012
20120009143TREATING NON-HEMATOPOIETIC CANCER WITH INTERLEUKIN 6 - Use of IL-6 for treating non-hematopoietic cancers, e.g., gp130-negative cancers. Also disclosed is a method for identifying a cancer patient suitable for the IL-6 treatment.01-12-2012
20120009145Biodegradable Cross-Linked Cationic Multi-block Copolymers for Gene Delivery and Methods of Making Thereof - A biodegradable cross-linked cationic multi-block copolymer of linear polyethylenimine (LPEI) wherein the LPEI blocks are linked together by hydrophilic linkers with a biodegradable disulfide bond and methods of making thereof. The biodegradable cross-linked cationic multi-block copolymer may also contain pendant functional moieties which are preferably receptor ligands, membrane permeating agents, endosomolytic agents, nuclear localization sequences, pH sensitive endosomolytic peptides, chromogenic or fluorescent dyes.01-12-2012
20080311073Ilt3 Polypeptides and Uses Thereof - This invention provides a first polypeptide comprising all or a portion of the extracellular domain of ILT3, wherein the polypeptide is water-soluble and does not comprise the Fc portion of an immunoglobulin. This invention also provides a second polypeptide comprising (i) all or a portion of the extracellular domain of ILT3 operable affixed to (ii) the Fc portion of an immunoglobulin, wherein the Fc portion of the immunoglobulin comprises a function-enhancing mutation, and wherein the polypeptide is water-soluble. This invention further provides a third polypeptide comprising (i) all or a portion of the extracellular domain of ILT3 operable affixed to (ii) a transmembrane domain. This invention further provides related nucleic acids, expression vectors, host vector systems, compositions, and articles of manufacture and therapeutic and prophylactic methods using the polypeptides of the invention.12-18-2008
20100291025INDAZOLE INHIBITORS OF TYROSINE KINASE - The present invention relates to new indazole inhibitors of tyrosine kinase activity, pharmaceutical compositions thereof, and methods of use thereof.11-18-2010
20110020270TREATMENT AND PROPHYLAXIS - This invention discloses the use of an E-selectin antagonist and a mobilizer of hematopoietic stem cells or progenitor cells in methods and compositions for treating or preventing immunocompromised conditions resulting from medical treatment. The present invention is particular relevant for prophylaxis and/or treatment of hematopoeitic disorders including neutropenia, agranulocytosis, anemia and thrombocytopenia in individuals receiving or proposed to receive treatments that target rapidly dividing cells or that disrupt the cell cycle or cell division.01-27-2011
201200580791,2,5-Oxadiazoles as Inhibitors of Indoleamine 2,3-Dioxygenase - The present invention is directed to 1,2,5-oxadiazole derivatives, and compositions of the same, which are inhibitors of indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase and are useful in the treatment of cancer and other disorders, and to the processes and intermediates for making such 1,2,5-oxadiazole derivatives.03-08-2012
20120058078ASSAY FOR THE DETECTION OF FACTORS THAT MODULATE THE EXPRESSION OF INGAP - A reporter construct contains mammalian INGAP 5′-regulatory region or a fragment thereof, a minimal promoter element from mammalian INGAP or a heterologous promoter, and a reporter gene. The reporter construct can be used to screen for agents which alone or in combination up-regulate or down-regulate reporter gene expression. Alternatively, the reporter construct can be used to screen for agents that bind to the hamster INGAP 5′-regulatory region or a fragment thereof.03-08-2012
20090238792SUPPRESSION OF POSTOPERATIVE ILEUS - The invention provides a method for suppressing postoperative ileus in connection with the performance of a surgical procedure on a patient. In accordance with the inventive method, interleukin-10 (IL-10), glycine, a COX-2 inhibitor and a mast cell stabilizer are administered to the patient undergoing the surgical procedure in an amount and at a location sufficient to therapeutically or prophylactically suppress postoperative ileus in the patient. The invention further provides a pharmaceutically acceptable composition comprising interleukin-10 (IL-10), glycine, a COX-2 inhibitor, a mast cell stabilizer and a pharmaceutically-acceptable carrier.09-24-2009
20090035255CONJUGATE FOR TARGETING OF DRUG - Conjugate for targeting therapeutic or diagnostic agent or drug to cells or tissues in a body, e.g. areas of neoplastic growth or angiogenesis. Use of conjugate for in vivo diagnosis or therapy e.g. inhibiting tumour growth or metastasis, inhibiting angiogenesis and/or treating cancer. Conjugate comprises therapeutic or diagnostic agent as oligomeric protein e.g. heterodimeric protein, wherein first and second subunits of protein are each conjugated to a specific binding member e.g. an antibody fragment such as scFv. Subunits of oligomer may be conjugated to specific binding members as fusion proteins. Conjugate may comprise IL-12 heterodimer having two subunits, each subunit fused to scFv L19 or TN11 for targeting IL-12 to extracellular matrix components associated with neoplastic growth and angiogenesis.02-05-2009
20100183547Unmarked Recombinant Intracellular Pathogen Immunogenic Compositions Expressing High Levels of Recombinant Proteins - Recombinant immunogenic compositions, and methods for the manufacture and use, are provided for the prevention and treatment of intracellular pathogen diseases in humans and animals. The recombinant immunogenic compositions express high levels of recombinant proteins in vectors that do not harbor an antibiotic resistance marker (“unmarked”).07-22-2010
20120207703MACROCYCLIC SERINE PROTEASE INHIBITORS, PHARMACEUTICAL COMPOSITIONS THEREOF, AND THEIR USE FOR TREATING HCV INFECTIONS - Provided herein are macrocyclic serine protease inhibitor compounds, for example, of Formula I, and pharmaceutical compositions and processes of preparation thereof. Also provided are methods of their use for the treatment of an HCV infection in a host in need thereof.08-16-2012
20120114597CD4+CD25- T CELLS AND TR1-LIKE REGULATORY T CELLS - The invention provides CD405-10-2012
20120114596TSLP PROMOTES IMMUNE EVASION AND PERSISTENCE OF VIRUSES - It relates to the treatment or prevention of a chronic viral infection with a Thymic Stromal Lymphopoietin (TSLP) antagonist thereby avoiding immune evasion and persistence of the virus. It also provides a method of prognosing the evolution of a cervical dysplasia by TSLP expression in a sample of said cervical dysplasia.05-10-2012
20100068176HEPATITIS C VIRUS INHIBITORS - The present disclosure relates to compounds, compositions and methods for the treatment of Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. Also disclosed are pharmaceutical compositions containing such compounds and methods for using these compounds in the treatment of HCV infection.03-18-2010
20100150861COMPOSTIONS WITH ENHANCED BIOAVAILABILITY AND FAST ACTING INHIBITOR OR GASTRIC ACID SECRETION - The present invention relates to the use of pharmaceutically acceptable zinc salts, preferably water soluble zinc salts alone or optionally, in combination with one or more of a protein pump inhibitor (PPI), H2 blocker, anti-06-17-2010
20080279815METHOD FOR DEVELOPING TESTING, AND USING ASSOCIATES OF MACROMOLECULES AND COMPLEX AGGREGATES FOR IMPROVED PAYLOAD AND CONTROLLABLE DE/ASSOCIATION RATES - This invention describes the principles and procedures suitable for developing, testing, manufacturing, and using combinations of various amphipatic, if necessary modified, macromolecules (such as polypeptides, proteins, etc.) or other chain molecules (such as suitable, e.g. partly hydrophobised, polynucleotides or polysaccharides) with the aggregates which comprise a mixture of polar and/or charged amphipats and form extended surfaces that can be freely suspended or supported. The described methods can be utilised for the optimisation of aggregates that, after association with chain molecules exerting some activity or a useful function, are suitable for the application in vitro or in vivo, for example, in the fields of drug delivery, diagnostics or bio/catalysis. As special examples, mixtures of vesicular droplets consisting of lipids loaded (associated) with insulin, interferon, interleukin, nerve growth factor, calcitonin, and an immunoglobulin, etc., are described.11-13-2008
20090104146COMPOSITIONS FOR ENHANCING KERATINOCYTE MIGRATION AND EPIDERMAL REPAIR VIA A RECEPTOR CONTAINING OSMRBETA AS A SUBUNIT, AND APPLICATIONS THEREOF - The present invention relates to the field of epidermal repair. More particularly, the invention concerns the use of a molecule able to activate a heteromeric receptor comprising OSMRβ as a subunit, for the preparation of a composition for activating in vitro and/or in vivo keratinocyte migration and/or the expression of anti-microbial peptides by the keratinocytes. In particular, the invention concerns the use of OSM and/or IL-17 and/or TNFα and/or IL-31, or agonists thereof, for the preparation of cosmetic or dermatologic compositions.04-23-2009
20120064034Peptidomimetic protease inhibitors - The present invention relates to peptidomimetic compounds useful as protease inhibitors, particularly as serine protease inhibitors and more particularly as hepatitis C NS3 protease inhibitors; intermediates thereto; their preparation including novel steroselective processes to intermediates. The invention is also directed to pharmaceutical compositions and to methods for using the compounds for inhibiting HCV protease or treating a patient suffering from an HCV infection or physiological condition related to the infection. Also provided are pharmaceutical combinations comprising, in addition to one or more HCV serine protease inhibitors, one or more interferons exhibiting anti-HCV activity and/or one or more compounds having anti HCV activity and a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier, and methods for treating or preventing a HCV infection in a patient using the compositions. The present invention is also directed to a kit or pharmaceutical pack for treating or preventing HCV infection in a patient.03-15-2012
20120107268LYMPH NODE-TARGETING NANOPARTICLES - Provided are nanoparticles comprising heparin, chitosan, and at least one immunomodulatory agent, e.g. a cytokine. The cytokine can be selected from the group consisting of TNF, IL-12, IL-2, IL-23, IL-1α, IL-10, IL-18, and combinations thereof. Further provided are methods of making a nanoparticle comprising mixing a first composition comprising heparin with a second composition comprising chitosan in the presence of at least one cytokine to form a third composition. Further provided are methods of modulating an immune response comprising co-administering to a subject an antigen or vaccine with nanoparticles comprising heparin, chitosan, and at least one cytokine.05-03-2012
20090202470Phosphonate Analogs of Hiv Inhibitor Compounds - The invention is related to phosphorus substituted anti-viral inhibitory compounds, compositions containing such compounds, and therapeutic methods that include the administration of such compounds, as well as to processes and intermediates useful for preparing such compounds.08-13-2009
20090136447Inhibition of dendritic cell-driven regulatory T cell activation and potentiation of tumor antigen-specific T cell responses by interleukin-15 and MAP kinase inhibitor - The invention involves the discovery that if dendritic cells loaded with a tumor antigen are cultured in interleukin-15 (IL-15), or if T cells activated by the dendritic cells are cultured in IL-15, Treg activity that is specific for the tumor antigen is reduced. This reduction in Treg activity results in an increase in anti-tumor immune response. Another embodiment of the invention involves the discovery that incubating dendritic cells with a MAP kinase inhibitor in combination with IL-15 gives synergistic benefits when the dendritic cells are used to activate T cells. Dendritic cell and T cell compositions incubated with IL-15 or a MAP kinase inhibitor are provided.05-28-2009
20110076248IMMUNIZING COMPOSITIONS COMPRISING HIV-1 PROVIRAL CONSTRUCTS WITH AN INACTIVE P6 GAG TSG101 UEV BINDING DOMAIN CAPABLE OF PRODUCING BUDDING-DEFECTIVE VIRAL PARTICLES THAT REMAIN TETHERED TO THE CELL SURFACE. - The present invention provides methods for preventing and treating HIV infection and AIDS by introducing cells displaying HIV late-domain phenotype into a patient, or by administering to a patient nucleic acids, polypeptides or small organic compounds to cause the formation of cells displaying HIV late-domain phenotype in the body of the patient.03-31-2011
20110091417Interleukin-22 Polypeptides, Nucleic Acids Encoding The Same And Methods For The Treatment Of Pancreatic Disorders - The present invention is directed to interleukin-22 polypeptides and nucleic acid molecules encoding those polypeptides. Also provided herein are vectors and host cells comprising those nucleic acid sequences, chimeric polypeptide molecules comprising the polypeptides of the present invention fused to heterologous polypeptide sequences, antibodies which bind to the polypeptides of the present invention and to methods for producing the polypeptides of the present invention.04-21-2011
20110091416IMMUNOGLOBULIN 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.04-21-2011
20110091414STABILIZED COMPOSITIONS OF PROTEINS HAVING A FREE THIOL MOIETY - Compositions of proteins having free thiols, and methods of making and using such compositions, are described.04-21-2011
20110091413THERAPEUTIC USE OF INTERLEUKIN-2 MUTANTS - Interleukin-2 (IL-2) mutants having reduced toxicity, which include full-length IL-2, truncated forms of IL-2 and forms of IL-2 that are linked to another molecule are disclosed herein. Particular substitutions within IL-2, particularly within the permeability enhancing peptide region of IL-2 achieve substantial reduction of vasopermeability activity as compared to a wildytpe form of the mutant IL-2 while retaining many of the immune activating properties of IL-2. Invention IL-2 mutants can be used to stimulate the immune system of an animal and may be used in the treatment of various disorders and conditions.04-21-2011
20110091411Interleukin-1 Muteins Linked to Virus-Like Particles to Treat IL-1 Associated Diseases - The present invention is related to the fields of molecular biology, virology, immunology and medicine. The invention provides a composition comprising an ordered and repetitive antigen array, wherein the antigen is an IL-1 mutein. More specifically, the invention provides a composition comprising a virus-like particle, and at least one IL-1 mutein linked thereto. The invention also provides a process for producing the composition. The compositions of the invention are useful in the production of vaccines for the treatment of inflammatory diseases, and chronic autoimmune diseases, genetic diseases and cardiovascular diseases. The composition of the invention efficiently induces immune responses, in particular antibody responses. Furthermore, the compositions of the invention are particularly useful to efficiently induce self-specific immune responses within the indicated context.04-21-2011
20090022685Orthotopic, controllable, and genetically tractable non-human animal model for cancer - This invention provides a genetically tractable in situ non-human animal model for hepatocellular carcinoma. The model is useful, inter alia, in understanding the molecular mechanisms of liver cancer, in understanding the genetic alterations (e.g., in oncogenes and tumor suppressor genes) that lead to chemoresistance or poor prognosis, and in identifying and evaluating new therapies against hepatocellular carcinomas. The liver cancer model of this invention is made by altering hepatocytes to increase oncogene expression, to reduce tumor suppressor gene expression or both, preferably by inducible, reversible, and/or tissue specific expression of double-stranded RNA molecules that interfere with the expression of a target gene, and by transplanting the resulting hepatocytes into a recipient non-human animal. The invention further provides a method to treat cancer involving cooperative interactions between a tumor cell senescence program and the innate immune system.01-22-2009
20100291030USE OF IL-28 AND IL-29 TO TREAT CANCER AND AUTOIMMUNE DISORDERS - Methods for treating patients with cancer and autoimmune disorders using IL-28 and IL-29 molecules. The IL-28 and IL-29 molecules include polypeptides that have homology to the human IL-28 or IL-29 polypeptide sequence and proteins fused to a polypeptide with IL-28 and IL-29 functional activity. The molecules can be used as a monotherapy or in combination with other known cancer and/or autoimmune therapeutics.11-18-2010
20100291029METHODS OF USING IL-21 - An allelic variation in the IL-21 receptor can result in reduced IFN-γ production in individuals and can require administration of different doses of IL-21 to achieve therapeutic effects seen individuals that do not have the allelic variant. Based on the genotype of a patient's IL-21 receptor allele, methods of predicting therapeutic response to treatment with IL-21 are disclosed. Also disclosed are methods of selecting a therapeutic regimen for use of IL-21 in patients with variant IL-21 receptor alleles.11-18-2010
20100291028USE OF IL-18 INHIBITORS FOR TREATMENT AND/OR PREVENTION OF PERIPHERAL VASCULAR DISEASES - The invention relates to the use of an inhibitor of IL-18 in the preparation of a medicament for treatment and/or prevention of peripheral vascular diseases. The invention further relates to the use of an IL-18 inhibitor for prevention of limb amputation.11-18-2010
20110104108METHODS OF TREATING CANCER AND OTHER CONDITIONS OR DISEASE STATES USING LFMAU AND LDT - The present invention relates to the use of the compound according to formula (I), below for the treatment of tumors, cancer and hyperproliferative diseases, among other conditions or disease states: Where X is H or F; R05-05-2011
20110104106COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR REDUCING THE LIKELIHOOD OF PRETERM LABOR IN RECIPIENTS OF ARTIFICIAL INSEMINATION - Methods and kits for preventing or reducing the likelihood of preterm labor 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).05-05-2011
20110104105VACCINES AND IMMUNOTHERAPEUTICS USING IL-28 AND COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS OF USING THE SAME - Compositions, recombinant vaccines and live attenuated pathogens comprising one or more isolated nucleic acid molecules that encode an immunogen in combination with an isolated nucleic acid molecule that encodes IL-28 or a functional fragment thereof are disclosed. Methods of inducing an immune response in an individual against an immunogen, using such compositions are disclosed.05-05-2011
20110104104BLOCKAGE OF INTERFERON-GAMMA FOR PREVENTION OF POLYMICROBIAL SYNERGY - The present invention is directed to methods for treating a viral respiratory infection in a subject, preventing polymicrobial synergy in a subject, or preventing a bacterial infection in a subject. These methods include selecting a subject with a viral respiratory infection, a subject susceptible to polymicrobial synergy, or a subject susceptible to bacterial infection, respectively. In each case a therapeutic agent that inhibits interferon-gamma (IFNγ) is provided and administered to the selected subject under conditions effective to treat the viral respiratory infection, to prevent polymicrobial synergy, or to prevent a bacterial infection, respectively.05-05-2011
20110104107COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR REDUCING THE LIKELIHOOD OF PREECLAMPSIA IN RECIPIENTS OF ARTIFICIAL INSEMINATION - Methods and kits for preventing or reducing the likelihood of preeclampsia 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).05-05-2011
20100291024METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR THE TREATMENT OF PROLIFERATIVE AND PATHOGENIC DISEASES - The invention features peptide fragments containing domain 4 of the 11-18-2010
20100291023METHOD FOR EXTENDING THE HALF-LIFE OF EXOGENOUS OR ENDOGENOUS SOLUBLE MOLECULES - The present invention relates to methods for extending the in vivo half-life of an exogenous soluble therapeutic molecule administered to a subject, by administering to said subject the exogenous soluble molecule and a monovalent antibody that binds to the exogenous soluble molecule, as well as method for treating a disease or disorder associated with an insufficient level of an endogenous soluble molecule in a subject, by administering to said subject a monovalent antibody that binds to the endogenous soluble molecule.11-18-2010
20120121538COMBINED MEASLES-MALARIA VACCINE - A combined measles-malaria vaccine containing different attenuated recombinant measles-malaria vectors comprising a heterologous nucleic acid encoding several 05-17-2012
20100092424Method of diagnosis and treatment of tumors using high intensity focused ultrasound - A method of diagnosis and treatment of tumors using High Intensity Focused Ultrasound is provided. The method of diagnosing the presence of a tumor in a patient comprises the steps of subjecting a tumor to high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) to cause the tumor cells to release cellular material and evaluating the cellular material for a tumor marker. The method of treating a tumor in a patient can also comprise the step of subjecting a tumor to high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) to provoke an immune response.04-15-2010
20100092425Nicotine Immunonanotherapeutics - The present invention provides compositions and systems for delivery of nanocarriers to cells of the immune system. The invention provides nanocarriers capable of stimulating an immune response in T cells and/or in B cells. The invention provides nanocarriers that comprise an immunofeature surface having a plurality of nicotine moieties. The invention provides pharmaceutical compositions comprising inventive nanocarriers. The present invention provides methods of designing, manufacturing, and using inventive nanocarriers and pharmaceutical compositions thereof. For example, the present invention nanocarriers capable of eliciting an immune response and the production of anti-nicotine antibodies.04-15-2010
20120121539Programming Of Cells for Tolerogenic Therapies - Biomaterial systems, e.g., gel scaffolds, are used in vivo to recruit immune cells and promote their activation towards a non-inflammatory phenotype, thereby leading suppression of inflammation. The compositions and methods are useful to reduce the severity of autoimmunity, chronic inflammation, allergy, and periodontal disease.05-17-2012
20120121537Methods and Compositions for Inhibiting Hepatitis C Virus Replication - Compositions and methods for reducing hepatitis C virus (HCV) replication are provided. Also provided are compositions and methods of treating an HCV infection; methods of reducing the incidence of complications associated with HCV and cirrhosis of the liver; and methods of reducing viral load, or reducing the time to viral clearance, or reducing morbidity or mortality in the clinical outcomes, in patients suffering from HCV infection.05-17-2012
20130171099TREATMENT OF T-CELL MEDIATED IMMUNE DISORDERS - A method for suppressing T cell activation which comprises contacting a cell population comprising T cells in vitro or ex viva with an effective amount of STRO-107-04-2013
20120164103Compounds and Methods for the Treatment or Prevention of Flavivirus Infections - Compounds represented by formula I:06-28-2012
20120164102SALTS OF BICYCLO-SUBSTITUTED PYRAZOLON AZO DERIVATIVES, PREPARATION METHOD AND USE THEREOF - The pharmaceutically acceptable salts of bicycle-substituted pyrazolon azo derivatives represented by the general formula (I), their preparation methods, pharmaceutical compositions containing the same and their use as a therapeutic agent, especially as thrombopoietin (TPO) mimetics and their use as agonists of thrombopoietin receptor. The definitions of substituents in the general formula (I) are the same as the description.06-28-2012
20120164101GM-CSF AND INTERLEUKIN-21 CONJUGATES AND USES THEREOF IN THE MODULATION OF IMMUNE RESPONSE AND TREATMENT OF CANCER - A conjugate protein comprising a GM-CSF or fragment thereof linked to an IL-21 or fragment thereof is described. The conjugate protein has unexpected immune activating and tumoricidal properties and is useful in a variety of therapeutic applications.06-28-2012
20120164100TEMPERATURE SENSITIVE HYDROGEL AND BLOCK COPOLYMERS - The present disclosure provides temperature sensitive hydrogels and block copolymers, processes for the production thereof, and therapeutic and research compositions employing these copolymers.06-28-2012
20120164099USE OF HUMAN PROSTATE CELL LINES IN CANCER TREATMENT - This invention is concerned with agents for the treatment of primary, metastatic and residual cancer in mammals (including humans) by inducing the immune system of the mammal or human afflicted with cancer to mount an attack against the tumour lesion. In particular, the invention pertains to the use of whole-cells, derivatives and portions thereof with or without vaccine adjuvants and/or other accessory factors. More particularly, this disclosure describes the use of particular combinations of whole-cells and derivatives and portions thereof that form the basis of treatment strategy.06-28-2012
20100247483Therapeutic agent composition and method of use - The invention relates to the use of cyclic Prolyl Glycine (“cyclic PG” or “cPG”) and analogs and mimetic s thereof, as neuroprotective agents for the treatment and or prevention of neurological disorders including but not limited to cerebral ischemia or cerebral infarction resulting from a range of phenomena, such as thromboembolic or hemorrhagic stroke, cerebral basospasms, hypoglycemia, cardiac arrest, status epilepticus, perinatal asphyxia, anoxia such as from drowning, pulmonary surgery, and cerebral trauma, as well as to the treatment and prevention of chronic neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, and Huntington's disease, and as anticonvulsants.09-30-2010
20100247484COMBINATION THERAPY OF AN AFUCOSYLATED ANTIBODY AND ONE OR MORE OF THE CYTOKINES GM CSF, M CSF AND/OR IL3 - The present invention is directed to the combination therapy of an afucosylated antibody specifically binding to a tumor-antigen with one or more cytokines selected from the group of human GM-CSF, human M-CSF and/or human IL-3 for the treatment of cancer.09-30-2010
20100247482TIGHT JUNCTION MODULATOR PEPTIDES FOR ENHANCED MUCOSAL DELIVERY OF THERAPEUTIC COMPOUNDS - Compositions and methods are provided that include a biologically active agent and a permeabilizing agent effective to enhance mucosal delivery of the biologically active agent in a mammalian subject, in which the permeabilizing peptide is a PN159 analog or conjugate.09-30-2010
20080279814METHODS OF TREATING NEUROLOGICAL CONDITIONS WITH HEMATOPOEITIC GROWTH FACTORS - The present invention relates to a method of treating a neurological condition in a mammal by administering at least one hematopoietic growth factor.11-13-2008
20120128627IL-17 HOMOLOGOUS POLYPEPTIDES AND THERAPEUTIC USES THEREOF - The present invention is directed to novel polypeptides having sequence identity with IL-17 and to nucleic acid molecules encoding those polypeptides. Also provided herein are vectors and host cells comprising those nucleic acid sequences, chimeric polypeptide molecules comprising the polypeptides of the present invention fused to heterologous polypeptide sequences, antibodies which bind to the polypeptides of the present invention and to methods for producing the polypeptides of the present invention. Further provided herein are methods for treating degenerative cartilaginous disorders.05-24-2012
20120128626ANTI-IL-6 ANTIBODIES FOR THE TREATMENT OF ANEMIA - The present invention is directed to therapeutic methods using IL-6 antagonists such as anti-IL-6 antibodies and fragments thereof having binding specificity for IL-6 to prevent or treat anemia (e.g., anemia associated with chemotherapy) including persons on a treatment regimen with a drug or chemotherapy and/or radiation for cancer (e.g., head and neck cancer) that is associated with increased risk of anemia.05-24-2012
20120128625COMPOUNDS, COMPOSITIONS, AND METHODS FOR PREVENTING METASTASIS OF CANCER CELLS - Disclosed are methods for preventing metastasis of cancer cells. The disclosed compounds can be used to prevent the spread of tumor or other types of cancer cells.05-24-2012
20090311215METHOD FOR TREATING CERVICAL CANCER - Use of Interleukin-20 for treating cervical cancer or cells infected with human papilloma virus. IL-20 can be administered alone or in conjunction with radiation or chemotherapeutic agents or surgical excision of the involved cells or lesions.12-17-2009
20100209387ENHANCED MEDICAL IMPLANT - A medical implant comprising in components from a tooth and stem cells harvested from at least one tooth. Tooth stem cells may be harvested from the dental pulp of mammalian teeth, such as unerupted third molars in humans. After the stem cells are removed and isolated from the other teeth tissue, the hard tooth may be ground into a base material for the manufacture of a porous matrix into which the tooth stem cells can be added. Additionally, soft tissue from the harvested tooth may be used as a carrier scaffold for soft tissue applications such as meniscal or cartilage repair.08-19-2010
20100209386AGONIST AND ANTAGONIST PEPTIDES OF CARCINOEMBRYONIC ANTIGEN (CEA) - The invention provides a peptide comprising an agonist of a MHC Class I binding native sequence having amino acid substitution(s) and enhanced immunogenicity compared to the native sequence. The invention also provides methods comprising the administration of the peptide.08-19-2010
20100209385TREATMENT OF OBESITY - The present invention relates generally to a method of increasing lipid oxidation in a mammal and to agents useful for same. More particularly, the present invention relates to a method of increasing lipid oxidation in a mammal by administering a ligand which interacts with the IL-6 receptor and signals via interaction with a gp130/LIF receptor heterodimer. In a related aspect, the present invention provides a method of increasing insulin sensitivity in a mammal. The method of present invention is useful, inter alia, in the treatment and/or prophylaxis of conditions characterised by unwanted lipid accumulation (such as obesity, obesity induced-metabolic disorders, type II diabetes, dyslipidemia, glucose intolerance, insulin resistance, obstructive sleep apnea, cardiovascular disease or non-alcoholic fatty liver disease) or inadequate insulin sensitivity.08-19-2010
20100209384Sustained release formulations comprising very low molecular weight polymers - The present invention relates to a parenteral, sustained and controlled release, semisolid formulation comprising an end-capped oligomer and at least one active substance without any supplementary viscosity reducing agent or excipient.08-19-2010
20110182853PLATELET DERIVED GROWTH FACTOR (PDGF)-DERIVED NEUROSPHERES DEFINE A NOVEL CLASS OF PROGENITOR CELLS - The present invention is related to the discovery of a novel class of neural progenitor cells, which proliferate in response to platelet derived growth factor (PDGF) and differentiate into neurons and oligodendrocytes but not astrocytes. Progeny of the progenitor cells can be obtained by culturing brain tissue in PDGF without serum, epidermal growth factor (EGF), fibroblast growth factor 2, or transforming growth factor alpha. Upon subculturing into EGF-containing media, these progeny cells can proliferate and form neurospheres, whereas PDGF has no such effect.07-28-2011
20110182852IL28 AND IL29 TRUNCATED CYSTEINE MUTANTS AND ANTIVIRAL METHODS OF USING SAME - IL-28A, IL-28B, IL-29, and certain mutants thereof have been shown to have antiviral activity on a spectrum of viral species. Of particular interest is the antiviral activity demonstrated on viruses that infect liver, such as hepatitis B virus and hepatitis C virus. In addition, IL-28A, IL-28B, IL-29, and mutants thereof do not exhibit some of the antiproliferative activity on hematopoietic cells that is observed with interferon treatment. Without the immunosuppressive effects accompanying interferon treatment, IL-28A, IL-28B, and IL-29 will be useful in treating immunocompromised patients for viral infections.07-28-2011
20110182851OXIDIZED LDL SPECIFIC ANTIBODY-FUSION AND CONJUGATED PROTEINS - The present invention relates to complete oxidized LDL specific IgG fused or conjugated with at least one of the proteins of the group IL-10, TIMPs, and TGFβs to be used in a medicine, the use thereof for treatment of atherosclerosis and prevention of clinical events in patients with atherosclerosis, pharmaceutical compositions containing the same, as well as method for treatment of atherosclerosis and prevention of clinical events in patients with atherosclerosis.07-28-2011
20110182850ORGANIC COMPOUNDS AND THEIR USES - The present application describes organic compounds that are useful for the treatment, prevention and/or amelioration of human diseases.07-28-2011
20110182849COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR TREATING AN INTERVERTEBRAL DISC USING BULKING AGENTS OR SEALING AGENTS - Effective compositions and methods for treating an intervertebral disc are provided. The compositions and methods comprise a bulking agent or sealing agent, the bulking agent or sealing agent adapted to be administered at or within the intervertebral disc, the bulking or sealing agent having a drug depot comprising an effective amount of a therapeutic agent disposed therein, wherein the drug depot is capable of releasing an effective amount of the therapeutic agent over a period of at least one day.07-28-2011
20120213729Compounds for the Treatment of Hepatitis C - The disclosure provides compounds of formula I, including pharmaceutically acceptable salts, as well as compositions and methods of using the compounds. The compounds have activity against hepatitis C virus (HCV) and may be useful in treating those infected with HCV.08-23-2012
20120213730ALTERATION OF CELL MEMBRANE FOR NEW FUNCTIONS - Methods and compositions are provided for the persistent modification of cell membranes with exogenous proteins so as to alter the function of the cell to achieve effects similar to those of gene therapy, without the introduction of exogenous DNA. DNA sequences, the proteins and polypeptides embodying these sequences are disclosed for modulating the immune system. The modulations include down-regulation, up-regulation and apoptosis.08-23-2012
20120213731METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR TREATING AUTOIMMUNE DISEASES - The invention features methods for increasing or maintaining the number of functional cells of a predetermined type, for example, insulin producing cells of the pancreas, blood cells, spleen cells, brain cells, heart cells, vascular tissue cells, cells of the bile duct, or skin cells, in a mammal (e.g., a human patient) that has injured or damaged cells of the predetermined type.08-23-2012
20090202481Composition for Sustained Release Delivery of Proteins or Peptides - The present invention provides a novel liquid composition suitable for in-situ formation of a depot system to deliver a protein or peptide in a controlled manner. The composition of the present invention comprises: (a) a hydrophobic non-polymeric carrier material; (b) a water miscible biocompatible organic solvent that dissolves the hydrophobic non-polymeric material; (c) a protein or peptide covalently conjugated with one or more formulation performance-enhancing compounds. The present invention also provides a method of manufacturing and use of the composition thereof.08-13-2009
20120134955PYRIMIDOPYRIMIDOINDAZOLE DERIVATIVE - The invention is to provide a novel anticancer agent or sensitizer for cancer chemotherapy or radiotherapy. A compound of a general formula (I): wherein A means an aryl group or a heteroaryl group, or a group of a formula (a):; R05-31-2012
20120134957LATENT PHASE VIRAL INTERLEUKIN-10-(VII-10) AND USES THEREOF - The present invention relates to a purified nucleic acid sequence encoding a homologue of human interleukin 10 (IL-10), wherein said IL-10 homologue is expressed during the latent phase of infection by a virus of the herpesvirideae group. The present invention also relates to uses of this polypeptide, in particular for diagnosing disease states and screening for modulator and inhibitor compounds of such polypeptides and in turn the virus itself, screening for infection in vertebrates and biological tissue, cleansing of infected biological tissues, and in the treatment and/or prophylaxis and/or diagnosis of disease caused by a virus of the herpesvirideae group.05-31-2012
20120134958HYDROXYETHYL STARCH-CONTAINING POLYPEPTIDE COMPOSITIONS - The invention provides compositions containing hydroxyethyl starch and polypeptides, including therapeutic polypeptides such as interleukin-11, that provide for enhanced stability of the polypeptide following storage at room temperature or elevated temperatures.05-31-2012
20120134956Colloidal metal compositions and methods - The present invention comprises compositions and methods for delivery systems of agents, including therapeutic compounds, pharmaceutical agents, drugs, detection agents, nucleic acid sequences and biological factors. In general, these vector compositions comprise a colloidal metal, derivatized PEG (polyethylene glycol) and an agent. The invention also comprises methods and compositions for making such colloidal metal compositions and for treatment of cancer.05-31-2012
20120230950Compositions and Methods for Soft Tissue Augmentation - The present invention provides compositions comprising isolated human collagen, isolated human elastin and a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier wherein the human elastin is substantially insoluble in water with a molecular weight greater than 100 kDa. The present invention further provides methods and kits for soft tissue augmentation.09-13-2012
20100172865METHODS OF ENHANCING HAIR GROWTH - A method of enhancing scalp hair growth utilizes insulin and/or IGF-1 alone or in combination with other known hair growth promoting therapeutic, pharmaceutical and biological agents to increase the therapeutic effects of hair regrowth strategies to enhance hair growth on the scalp and as method of treatment for balding.07-08-2010
20100172863Enhanced medical implant - A medical implant comprising in components from a tooth and stem cells harvested from at least one tooth. Tooth stem cells may be harvested from the dental pulp of mammalian teeth, such as unerupted third molars in humans. After the stem cells are removed and isolated from the other teeth tissue, the hard tooth may be ground into a base material for the manufacture of a porous matrix into which the tooth stem cells can be added. Additionally, soft tissue from the harvested tooth may be used as a carrier scaffold for soft tissue applications such as meniscal or cartilage repair.07-08-2010
20120251487COMPOUNDS AND PHARMACEUTICAL COMPOSITIONS FOR THE TREATMENT OF VIRAL INFECTIONS - Provided herein are compounds, compositions and methods for the treatment of liver disorders, including HCV infections. In one embodiment, compounds and compositions of nucleoside derivatives are disclosed, which can be administered either alone or in combination with other anti-viral agents.10-04-2012
20120251489ADULT STEM CELL DERIVED CONDITIONED MEDIUM AND/OR ADULT STEM CELLS FOR USE IN THE THERAPEUTIC TREATMENT OF A TUMOR DISEASE - The invention is in the field of therapeutic treatment of tumours. It has been found that the conditioned medium resulting from culturing an adult stem cell capable of differentiating into a plurality of differentiated cell types in a liquid cell culture medium and/or the adult stem cell from which the conditioned medium is obtainable, exert a remarkable anti-tumour effect. The adult stem cell derived conditioned medium preferred in this therapeutic application is a cell free conditioned medium derived from a human liver stem cell (HLSC).10-04-2012
20120251490Compositions And Methods For Immunotherapy - The present invention provides novel immunotherapeutic compositions and methods useful for treating or preventing microbial infections, weakened immune systems, diseases in which cells have become obligately anerobic and cellular proliferative disorders including cancer. The immunotherapeutics herein use benzaldehyde derivatives, precursors and intermediaries alone or in combination with additional therapeutic agents to stimulate the immune system and inhibit cellular proliferation. The immunotherapeutics of the present invention are particularly useful in the treatment of microbial infections and cellular proliferative disorders which are resistant to traditional methods of treatment such as antibiotics and chemotherapy10-04-2012
20100055069HPV-18-BASED PAPILLOMAVIRUS VACCINES - Compositions containing one or more early polypeptide(s) of human papillomavirus (HPV)-18 or a nucleic acid encoding one or more early polypeptide(s) of HPV-18 are useful for preventing or treating an infection or a pathological condition caused by at least one papillomavirus other than HPV-18; the subject compositions are of very special interest in immunotherapy, in particular for preventing or treating HPV persistent infections that might promote cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN) and ultimately cervical cancer.03-04-2010
20120076754Use of IL-17 Polypeptides for Use in the Prevention or Treatment of Atherosclerosis - The present invention relates to the prevention or treatment of atherosclerosis, using an IL-17 polypeptide and pharmaceutical compositions thereof.03-29-2012
20100047204USE OF ORGANIC COMPOUNDS - This invention relates to the use of compounds that disrupt IL-I receptor interaction for the treatment and/or prevention of ophthalmic diseases or disorders in mammals, particularly humans.02-25-2010
20100047205VACCINE IMMUNOTHERAPY - The present invention provides compositions and methods of immunotherapy to treat cancer or other antigen-producing diseases or lesions. According to one embodiment of the invention, a composition is provided for eliciting an immune response to at (east one antigen in a patient having an antigen-producing disease or lesion, the composition comprising an effective amount of a cytokine mixture, preferably comprising IL-1, IL-2, IL-6, IL-8, IFN-γ (gamma) and TNF-α (alpha). The cytokine mixture acts as an adjuvant with the antigen associated with the antigen-producing disease or lesion to enhance the immune response of the patient to the antigen. Methods are therefore also provided for eliciting an immune response to at least one antigen in a patient having an antigen-producing disease or lesion utilizing the cytokine mixture of the invention. The compositions and methods are useful in the treatment of antigen-producing diseases such as cancer, infectious diseases or persistent lesions.02-25-2010
20090202476CRYSTALLINE FORMS OF N-(TERT-BUTOXYCARBONYL)-3-METHYL-L-VALYL-(4R)-4-((7-CHLORO-4-METHOXY-1-IS- OQUINOLINYL)OXY)-N-((1R,2S)-1-((CYCLOPROPYLSULFONYL)CARBAMOYL)-2-VINYLCYCL- OPROPYL)-L-PROLINAMIDE - The present disclosure generally relates to crystalline forms of N-(tert-butoxycarbonyl)-3-methyl-L-valyl-(4R)-4-((7-chloro-4-methoxy-1-isoquinolinyl)oxy)-N-((1R,2S)-1-((cyclopropylsulfonyl)carbamoyl)-2-vinylcyclopropyl)-L-prolinamide. The present disclosure also generally relates to a pharmaceutical composition comprising one or more of the crystalline forms, as well of methods of using the crystalline forms in the treatment of Hepatitis C virus (HCV) and methods for obtaining such crystalline forms.08-13-2009
20120177599COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR TREATMENT, DIAGNOSIS AND PROGNONIS OF MESOTHELIOMA - Described herein are compositions and methods for the treatment and diagnosis of mesothelioma, and determination of prognosis of mesothelioma patients after surgical operation. Specifically, the invention relates to microRNA molecules associated with treatment, diagnosis and determination of prognosis of mesothelioma, as well as various nucleic acid molecules relating thereto or derived therefrom.07-12-2012
20120177598Compositions and Methods for Immunomodulation in an Organism - The present invention relates to a therapeutic polypeptide and methods for its creation and use for modulating an immune response in a host organism in need thereof. In particular, the invention relates to the administration to an organism in need thereof, of an effective amount of a pre-coupled polypeptide complex comprising a lymphokine polypeptide portion, for example IL-15 (SEQ ID NO: 5, 6), IL-2 (SEQ ID NO: 10, 12) or combinations of both, and an interleukin receptor polypeptide portion, for example IL-15Ra (SEQ ID NO: 7, 8), IL-2Ra (SEQ ID NO: 9, 11) or combinations of both, for augmenting the immune system in, for example, cancer, SCID, AIDS, or vaccination; or inhibiting the immune system in, for example, rheumatoid arthritis, or Lupus. The therapeutic complex of the invention surprisingly demonstrates increased half-life, and efficacy in vivo.07-12-2012
20120177597COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS OF ALTERATION OF AUTOIMMUNE DISEASES - The present invention provides methods and compositions for affecting functional differences of blood memory CD4+ T cell populations in a subject by providing isolated and purified T cell subsets selected from X507-12-2012
20120177596METHODS OF ADMINISTERING ANTI-TNFalpha ANTIBODIES - Methods of treating disorders in which TFNα activity is detrimental via biweekly, subcutaneous administration of human antibodies, preferably recombinant human antibodies, that specifically bind to human tumor necrosis factor α (hTNFα) are disclosed. The antibody may be administered with or without methotrexate. These antibodies have high affinity for hTNFα (e.g., K07-12-2012
20120177595MULTIMERIC IL-15 SOLUBLE FUSION MOLECULES AND METHODS OF MAKING AND USING SAME - The invention provides soluble fusion protein complexes having at least two soluble fusion proteins. The first fusion protein is a biologically active polypeptide covalently linked to an interleukin-15 (IL-15) polypeptide or a functional fragment thereof. The second fusion protein is a second biologically active polypeptide covalently linked to a soluble interleukin-15 receptor alpha (IL-15Rα) polypeptide or a functional fragment thereof. In the complexes of the invention, one or both of the first and second fusion proteins further includes an immunoglobulin Fc domain or a functional fragment thereof; and the first fusion protein binds to the soluble IL-15Rα domain of the second fusion protein to form a soluble fusion protein complex. The invention further provides methods for making and using the complexes of the invention.07-12-2012
20120177600Compositions and Methods for Inducing or Enhancing Connective Tissue Repair - A composition capable of attenuating platelet hyperactivation and associated methods for administering the same to a subject, the composition comprising an aqueous solution containing from about 0.1% to about 7.0% by weight of a glycosaminoglycan and from about 1.0% to about 32% by weight of a neutral polysaccharide.07-12-2012
20100272678ANTI-CANCER DRUGS, AND USES RELATING FOR MALIGNANT MELANOMA AND OTHER CANCERS - Selenopheno triazene analogs, their compositions, tautomeric forms, stereoisomers, polymorphs, hydrates, solvates, and pharmaceutically acceptable salts and mixtures thereof are useful for the treatment of metastatic malignant melanoma and other cancers. The selenopheno triazene analogs have the general formulae (I) or (II):10-28-2010
20100272676CHEMOTHERAPEUTIC AGENTS AS ANTI-CANCER VACCINE ADJUVANTS AND THERAPEUTIC METHODS THEREOF - The present invention relates to an anti-cancer vaccine composition comprising an antigen in association with an effective amount of at least one immunomodulator chemotherapeutic adjuvant eliciting an immune response in a patient and a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier. It also relates to method of preventing tumor growth and reducing tumor growth using the anti-cancer vaccine composition of the present invention.10-28-2010
20100272675METHOD OF ADMINISTERING CONJUGATES - The invention relates to a method of treating a host animal to eliminate pathogenic cells. The method comprises the steps of administering to the host animal a hapten-carrier conjugate, administering to the host animal a TH-I biasing adjuvant, and administering to said host animal a ligand conjugated to a hapten herein the ligand-hapten conjugate is administered during the first cycle of therapy with the hapten-carrier conjugate. The invention also relates to the same method wherein the ratio of the hapten-carrier conjugate to the TH-I biasing adjuvant on a weight to weight basis ranges from about 1:10 to about 1:1.10-28-2010
20090087405Use of Lck inhibitors for treatment of immunologic diseases - The invention relates to a method of treating immunologic diseases or pathological conditions involving an immunologic component using certain Lck inhibitors already known as kinase inhibitors for therapy in oncology, optionally in combination with one or more other drugs selected from NSAIDs, steroids, DMARDs, immunsuppressives, biologic response modifiers and antinfectives, pharmaceutical compositions comprising said Lck inhibitors together with said other drugs, and the use of the Lck inhibitors for the manufacture of a pharmaceutical composition for the treatment of immunologic diseases or pathological conditions involving an immunologic component.04-02-2009
20100284964CANCER THERAPY - The subject invention provides for cancer therapy.11-11-2010
20100284963GROWTH REGULATABLE RECOMBINANT BCG IMMUNOGENIC COMPOSITIONS - Immunogenic compositions comprising growth regulatable recombinant intracellular pathogens that have been transformed to express recombinant immunogenic antigens of the same or other intracellular pathogens are provided. Exemplary immunogenic compositions include, but are not limited to, growth regulatable and growth limited recombinant intracellular pathogen immunogenic compositions.11-11-2010
20100203009Pathway for Th-17 Cell Development and Methods Utilizing Same - The present disclosure demonstrates for the first time that Th-17 cells are the product of a distinct CD408-12-2010
20120315245IMMUNOMODULATOR POLYPEPTIDES DERIVED FROM IL-2 AND THEIR USE THEREOF IN THE THERAPEUTIC OF CANCER AND CHRONIC INFECTIONS - The present invention relates generally to polypeptides whose primary sequence has high sequence homology with human interleukin 2 (IL-2) with some punctual mutations in the sequence of native IL-2. The polypeptides of the present invention have an immunomodulatory effect on the immune system, which is selective/preferential on regulatory T cells. The present invention also relates to specific polypeptides whose amino acid sequence is disclosed herein. In another aspect the present invention relates to pharmaceutical compositions comprising as active ingredient the polypeptides disclosed. Finally, the present invention relates to the therapeutic use of the polypeptides and pharmaceutical compositions disclosed due to their immune modulating effect on diseases such as cancer and chronic infectious diseases.12-13-2012
20090060863DERIVATIVES OF GROWTH HORMONE AND RELATED PROTEINS - 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.03-05-2009
20090060867PHOSPHADIAZINE HCV POLYMERASE INHIBITORS III AND VI - Provided herein are phosphadiazine polymerase inhibitor, for example, of Formula III, pharmaceutical compositions comprising the compounds, and processes of preparation thereof. Also provided are methods of their use for the treatment of an HCV infection in a host in need thereof.03-05-2009
20090060866PHOSPHADIAZINE HCV POLYMERASE INHIBITORS I AND II - Provided herein are phosphadiazine polymerase inhibitor, for example, of any of Formula I, II, III, I′, II′, I″, II″, Ia, IIa, or IIIa, pharmaceutical compositions comprising the compounds, and processes of preparation thereof. Also provided are methods of their use for the treatment of an HCV infection in a host in need thereof.03-05-2009
20090060865MAMMALIAN RECEPTOR PROTEINS; RELATED REAGENTS AND METHODS - Nucleic acids encoding mammalian, e.g., primate, receptors, purified receptor proteins and fragments thereof. Antibodies, both polyclonal and monoclonal, are also provided. Methods of using the compositions for both diagnostic and therapeutic utilities are described.03-05-2009
20090060862PEGylation by the Dock and Lock (DNL) Technique - The present invention concerns methods and compositions for forming PEGylated complexes of defined stoichiometry and structure. In preferred embodiments, the PEGylated complex is formed using dock-and-lock technology, by attaching a target agent to a DDD sequence and attaching a PEG moiety to an AD sequence and allowing the DDD sequence to bind to the AD sequence in a 2:1 stoichiometry, to form PEGylated complexes with two target agents and one PEG moiety. In alternative embodiments, the target agent may be attached to the AD sequence and the PEG to the DDD sequence to form PEGylated complexes with two PEG moieties and one target agent. In more preferred embodiments, the target agent may comprise any peptide or protein of physiologic or therapeutic activity. The PEGylated complexes exhibit a significantly slower rate of clearance when injected into a subject and are of use for treatment of a wide variety of diseases.03-05-2009
20090060861Stabilized Polypeptide Formulations - The present invention relates to a pharmaceutical formulation comprising a polypeptide and a buffer selected from the group consisting of diethylmalonic acid, trimellitic acid, shikimic acid, glycinamid, 2-amino-2-methyl-1,3-propanediol (AMPD) and tetraethylammonium (T.E.A.) or salts thereof. Further more the invention relates to a method for improving stability of a polypeptide in a purification process comprising the step of applying a buffer selected from the group consisting of diethylmalonic acid, trimellitic acid, shikimic acid, glycinamid, AMPD and T.E.A. or salts thereof to said purification process.03-05-2009
20100266532METHODS FOR INHIBITING SCARRING - The invention provides new methods of treatment using anti-scarring agents to inhibit scarring in humans, and also provides anti-scarring agents for new uses in the inhibition of scarring in humans. In a first incidence of treatment an anti-scarring agent is provided to each centimetre of a wound margin or each centimetre of a site at which a wound is to be formed in a first therapeutically effective amount; and in a subsequent incidence of treatment the anti-scarring agent is provided to each centimetre of wound margin in a larger therapeutically effective amount. The incidences of treatment occur between 8 hours and 48 hours apart from one another. The anti-scarring agent is preferably not TGF-β3. The anti-scarring agent may be provided by intradermal N injection. Also provided are kits and methods of selecting an appropriate treatment regime for inhibiting scarring associated with the healing of a human wound.10-21-2010
20100203008NOVEL COMPOSITIONS FOR THE TREATMENT OF VERIOUS INFLAMMATORY CONDITIONS - The invention relates to compositions for the treatment of inflammatory conditions. The compositions are vaccines comprising IL-18 or fragments thereof.08-12-2010
20120225029Skin Cream - The present invention relates to skin care compositions, including cosmeceuticals, for topical application, and more particularly, a skin cream, comprising cell culture medium conditioned by cells grown in two-dimensional culture. Also included are methods of using such compositions and kits comprising the skin cream therein.09-06-2012
20120258076METHOD FOR CHARACTERIZING HOST IMMUNE FUNTION BY EX VIVO INDUCTION OF OFFENSIVE AND DEFENSIVE IMMUNE MARKERS - A host's immune function can be characterized by quantifying changes in offensive and defensive immune function associated markers. Certain methods can be used to identify a potentially efficacious therapy for a subject based on the induction of expression of offensive and defensive immune function-associated markers. Additionally, some methods can be used to identify drugs that allow the stimulation of either the offensive or defensive immune response while inhibiting the other of offensive or defensive immune response.10-11-2012
20120258073IMMUNOTHERAPY - The present invention provides combinations of (a) an immunoconjugate comprising at least one antigen-binding moiety and an effector moiety, and (b) an antibody engineered to have increased effector function, for use in treating a disease in an individual in need thereof. Further provided are pharmaceutical compositions comprising the combinations, and methods of using them.10-11-2012
20120258074Systems, Models and Methods for Identifying and Evaluating Skin-Active Agents Effective for Treating Dandruff/Seborrheic Dermatitis - Methods and systems for determining functional relationships between a skin-active agent and a skin condition of interest, and methods and systems for identifying cosmetic agents effective for treatment of dandruff, as well as the use of agents identified by such methods and systems for the preparation of cosmetic compositions, personal care products, or both are provided. Methods for developing in vitro models of skin disease and models for specific skin diseases are also provided.10-11-2012
20120258072Interleukin-11 Fusion Proteins - The invention relates to proteins comprising Interleukin 11 (IL-11) (including, but not limited to, fragments and variants thereof), which exhibit thrombopoietic or anti-inflammatory properties, fused to albumin (including, but not limited to, fragments or variants of albumin). These fusion proteins are herein collectively referred to as “albumin fusion proteins of the invention”. These fusion proteins exhibit extended shelf-life and/or pharmacokinetic properties and/or extended or therapeutic activity. The invention encompasses therapeutic albumin fusion proteins, compositions, pharmaceutical compositions, formulations and kits. The invention also encompasses nucleic acid molecules encoding the albumin fusion proteins of the invention, as well as vectors containing these nucleic acids, host cells transformed with these nucleic acids and vectors, and methods of making the albumin fusion proteins of invention using these nucleic acids, vectors, and/or host cells. The invention also relates to compositions and methods for treatment or prophylaxis of thrombocytopenia or inflammatory diseases.10-11-2012
20120082644CYTOKINES AND NEUROANTIGENS FOR TREATMENT OF IMMUNE DISORDERS - The present invention provides methods of regulating an immunological disorder comprising administering to a subject an effective amount of (i) an autoimmune antigen in conjunction with (ii) an anti-inflammatory cytokine. Compositions including the same are also provided.04-05-2012
20120082643Compositions and Methods for Modulating a Cytotoxic T Lymphocyte Immune Response - The present invention provides compositions and methods for the treatment and prevention of immune disorders.04-05-2012
20080317707PEGYLATED INTERLEUKIN-10 - Interleukin-10 (IL-10) conjugated via a linker to one or more polyethylene glycol (PEG) molecules at a single amino acid residue of the IL-10, and a method for preparing the same, are provided. The method produces a stable mono-pegylated IL-10, which retains IL-10 activity, where pegylation is selective for the N-terminus on one subunit of IL-10 with little or no formation of monomeric IL-10. The method also provides a substantially homogenous population of mono-PEG-IL-10.12-25-2008
20100260708Hepatitis C Virus Inhibitors - The present disclosure relates to compounds, compositions and methods for the treatment of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. Also disclosed are pharmaceutical compositions containing such compounds and methods for using these compounds in the treatment of HCV infection.10-14-2010
20120263676COMPOSITIONS, METHODS AND KITS RELATING TO HER-2 CLEAVAGE - The present invention relates to compositions, methods and kits based on the ADAM-mediated cleavage of Her-2. The present invention also relates to treatments for cancer, and in particular, breast cancer, by modulating the ADAM-mediated cleavage of Her-2. Further, the invention relates to compositions, methods and kits based on the surprising synergistic effect between inhibition of Her-2 cleavage by an ADAM and certain cytostatic (e.g., Herceptin) and cytotoxic (e.g., Taxol) compounds in, among other things, inhibiting tumor cell proliferation and inducing cell death. Additionally, the invention relates to novel variants of ADAM15, designated ADAM15 variant 1 and ADAM15 variant 2, now identified and isolated.10-18-2012
20120263677Combination of Local and Systemic Immunomodulative Therapies for Enhanced Treatment of Cancer - A method for the treatment of cancer comprising administration of a therapeutically effective amount of an intralesional chemoablative pharmaceutical composition, or variant of said composition, in combination with a therapeutically effective amount of a systemic immunomodulatory anticancer agent. A further method for the treatment of cancer comprising administration of a therapeutically effective amount of an intralesional chemoablative pharmaceutical composition, or variant of said composition, in combination with a therapeutically effective amount of a systemic targeted anticancer agent. The present invention is further directed to pharmaceutical compositions for treatment of cancer. The intralesional chemoablative pharmaceutical composition can comprise an IL chemoablative agent comprising primarily a halogenated xanthene.10-18-2012
20120258077Human M2e Peptide Immunogens - The present invention provides novel peptide immunogens comprising influenza virus matrix 2 protein epitopes and related compositions and methods. The present invention relates to a composition comprising a peptide immunogen useful for the prevention and treatment of an influenza virus-mediated disease. The invention also relates to vaccines, immunogenic products and immunogenic compositions containing the peptide immunogens.10-11-2012
20090016988Modified Pore-Forming Protein Toxins and Use Thereof - The present invention provides modified pore-forming protein toxins (MPPTs), capable of being used to kill cancer cells. The MPPTs according to the present invention comprise a modification of the naturally occurring activation sequence comprising one or more general cleavage sites, each of which is cleavable by general activating agent, or a plurality of specific cleavage sites, each of which is cleavable by a specific activating agent. Optional further modifications that allow specific targeting of these molecules are also described. These MPPTs may be used to treat cancer.01-15-2009
20120230946FUSION MOLECULES AND IL-15 VARIANTS - The instant invention provides soluble fusion protein complexes and IL-15 variants that have therapeutic and diagnostic use, and methods for making the such proteins. The instant invention additionally provides methods of stimulating or suppressing immune responses in a mammal using the fusion protein complexes and IL-15 variants of the invention.09-13-2012
20120230948BRACHYURY POLYPEPTIDES AND METHODS FOR USE - It is disclosed herein that Brachyury is expressed in human tumors, specifically in tumors of the small intestine, stomach, kidney, bladder, uterus, ovary, and testes, as well as in lung, colon and prostate carcinomas. Immunogenic Brachyury polypeptides are disclosed herein. These polypeptides can be used in diagnostic assays for Brachyury expression, as well as for inducing an immune response to Brachyury. Polynucleotides encoding the immunogenic Brachyury polypeptides, vectors including these polypeptides, host cells transformed with these vectors, and methods of using these polypeptides, polynucleotides, vectors, and host cells are provided. Methods of diagnosing a Brachyury-expressing cancer are also provided. Exemplary cancers include small lung, colon, intestine, stomach, kidney, bladder, uterus, ovary, and testes and prostate cancers. Methods of treating cancer are also disclosed.09-13-2012
20120230947BIOLOGICALLY ACTIVE PROTEINS HAVING INCREASED IN VIVO AND/OR IN VITRO STABILITY - The present invention provides unstructured recombinant polymers (URPs) and proteins containing one or more of the URPs. The present invention also provides microproteins, toxins and other related proteinaceous entities, as well as genetic packages displaying these entities. The present invention also provides recombinant polypeptides including vectors encoding the subject proteinaceous entities, as well as host cells comprising the vectors. The subject compositions have a variety of utilities including a range of pharmaceutical applications.09-13-2012
20110123492IMMUNITY-INDUCING AGENT - The invention relates to an immunity-inducing agent comprising, as an active ingredient, at least one polypeptide having immunity-inducing activity that is selected from among polypeptides (a), (b), and (c): (a) a polypeptide of at least seven contiguous amino acids of the amino acid sequence shown by any even SEQ ID number selected from SEQ ID NOs: 2 to 30 listed in the Sequence Listing; (b) a polypeptide of at least seven amino acids having 90% or more sequence identity with the polypeptide (a); and (c) a polypeptide comprising the polypeptide (a) or (b) as a partial sequence thereof, or a recombinant vector comprising a polynucleotide encoding said polypeptide and capable of expressing said polypeptide in vivo.05-26-2011
20110123490HETEROCYCLIC ANTIVIRAL COMPOUNDS - Compounds having the formula I wherein R05-26-2011
20110123489HETEROCYCLIC ANTIVIRAL COMPOUNDS - Compounds having the formula I wherein05-26-2011
20110123486METHODS OF TREATING MULTIPLE MYELOMA AND RESISTANT CANCERS - Erastin analogs are useful in treating various cancers, particularly multiple myeloma. Erastin analogs are also useful in treating cancers that are resistant to other anticancer agents.05-26-2011
20110123485VIRAL VECTORS FOR DELIVERING VACCINES FOR HIV AND OTHER INFECTIOUS DISEASES - The invention relates in some aspects to recombinant gamma herpes viruses that expresses immunodeficiency virus antigens. Some aspects of the invention relate to vaccine compositions and formulations comprising recombinant gamma herpes viruses that expresses immunodeficiency virus antigens. In some aspects, the invention relates to methods for preventing or treating an immunodeficiency virus associated disease. In some aspects, the invention relates to methods for preventing or treating AIDS.05-26-2011
20120230949CRYSTALLINE FORMS OF N-(TERT-BUTOXYCARBONYL)-3-METHYL-L-VALYL-(4R)-4-((7-CHLORO-4-METHOXY-1-IS- OQUINOLINYL)OXY)-N-((1R,2S)-1-((CYCLOPROPYLSULFONYL)CARBAMOYL)-2-VINYLCYCL- OPROPYL)-L-PROLINAMIDE - The present disclosure generally relates to crystalline forms of N-(tert-butoxycarbonyl)-3-methyl-L-valyl-(4R)-4-((7-chloro-4-methoxy-1-isoquinolinyl)oxy)-N-((1R,2S)-1-((cyclopropylsulfonyl)carbamoyl)-2-vinylcyclopropyl)-L-prolinamide. The present disclosure also generally relates to a pharmaceutical composition comprising one or more of the crystalline forms, as well of methods of using the crystalline forms in the treatment of Hepatitis C virus (HCV) and methods for obtaining such crystalline forms.09-13-2012
20080267912NOVEL INHIBITORS OF GLUTAMINYL CYCLASE - Compounds of formula (I), combinations and uses thereof for disease therapy,10-30-2008
20120230945TARGETED PARTICLES AND METHODS OF USING THE SAME - Drug delivery compositions and methods of delivering compounds are disclosed. Vaccines and methods of immunizing individuals are disclosed. Compositions for drug delivery including gene therapy and methods of treating individuals using such compositions are disclosed.09-13-2012
20120230943MODULATION OF ADIPOSE TRIGLYCERIDE LIPASE FOR PREVENTION AND TREATMENT OF CACHEXIA, LOSS OF WEIGHT AND MUSCLE ATROPHY AND METHODS OF SCREENING THEREFOR - The present invention relates to agents, and methods for identifying compounds, which agents and compounds are effective in the treatment, and more particularly, that inhibit cachexia, and its associated or related disorders and conditions. In addition, the invention relates to compositions and methods for the use thereof in treating conditions that are characterized by cachexia, and its associated or related disorders and conditions and/or cachexia, and its associated or related disorders and conditions, such as for example, cancer cachexia and cachexia associated with AIDS, autoimmune disorders, drug addiction, alcoholism, chronic inflammatory disorders, cirrhosis of the liver, anorexia and neurodegenerative disease. In particular, the diagnostic marker and drug target of the invention is the ATGL Lipase, which can be inhibited by e.g. siRNAs and compounds with any of the following structures (I).09-13-2012
20120230942GEP, a novel chondrogenic growth factor and target in cartilage disorders - The present invention relates to the expression and regulating growth factors in chrondrocytes and developing cartilage, particularly granulin-epithelin precursor (GEP). The invention relates to the modulation and manipulation of these growth factors, GEP, and/or the molecules they interact with, for instance COMP, in cartilage disorders, including arthritis. Assays and screening methods for the determination of the expression and activity of GEP, or of GEP-COMP, are provided, including for screening for the presence or extent of cartilage or arthritic disease and for identifying modulators or compounds/agents for treatment or prevention of cartilage or arthritic diseases.09-13-2012
20120230944STABILIZATION AND STORAGE OF BIOLOGICAL PHARMACEUTICAL COMPOSITIONS - The present invention relates to compositions and methods for the preparation, stabilization, and/or storage of active agents, particularly therapeutic proteins and polypeptides such as Interleukin-2.09-13-2012
20080299076Compunds and compositions that cause non-apoptotic cell death and uses thereof - The present invention relates to erastin analogs, particularly compounds of formulae I and II, including compounds 1-20, 22-24, 34, and 40. The invention also relates to pharmaceutical compositions containing such analogs and to methods of treating conditions in a mammal with such analogs and pharmaceutical compositions.12-04-2008
20080299078TUMOR ASSOCIATED AMINO ACIDS AND USES THEREFOR - The invention describes SAGE (sdph3.10) and sdp3.5 tumor associated nucleic acids, including fragments and biologically functional variants thereof. Also included are polypeptides and fragments thereof encoded by such nucleic acid molecules, and antibodies relating thereto. Methods and products also are provided for diagnosing and treating conditions characterized by expression of a sdph3.10 and/or sdp3.5 gene product.12-04-2008
20080299077ISOLATION AND GROWTH OF STEM CELLS FROM HEMANGIOMAS - The present invention describes stem cells and progenitor cells derived from hemangiomas, including testing of angiogenic inhibitors using these cells. The invention as described is useful in providing a process to culture and propagate hemangioma stem cells and generate xenograft models to develop treatments for infantile hemangiomas and other types of vascular lesions.12-04-2008
20080299074A-BETA IMMUNOGENIC PEPTIDE CARRIER CONJUGATES AND METHODS OF PRODUCING SAME - The present invention is directed to methods of producing conjugates of Aβ peptide immunogens with protein/polypeptide carrier molecules, which are useful as immunogens, wherein peptide immunogens are conjugated to protein carriers via activated functional groups on amino acid residues of the carrier or of the optionally attached linker molecule, and wherein any unconjugated reactive functional groups on amino acid residues are inactivated via capping, thus retaining the immunological functionality of the carrier molecule, but reducing the propensity for undesirable reactions that could render the conjugate less safe or effective. Furthermore, the invention also relates to such immunogenic products and immunogenic compositions containing such immunogenic products made by such methods.12-04-2008
20080299073Method For Treatment Or Prophylaxis Of An Infection Using Either An Antibody Which Binds To IL-9 Or An Agent Which Stimulates Production Of Autoantibodies To Interleukin-9 - The invention relates to methods for the treatment and/or prophylaxis of infections that produce an imbalance of Th1 and Th2 CD4 cells such as Leishmaniasis, via the administration of an antibody to IL-9 or an agent that stimulates production of anti-IL-9 antibodies sufficient to neutralize native IL-9 in a subject.12-04-2008
20110002882METHODS OF TREATING CANCER USING IL-21 - Methods for treating mammals with cancer using molecules that have an IL-21 functional activity are described. The molecules having IL-21 functional activities include polypeptides that have homology to the human IL-21 polypeptide sequence and proteins fused to a polypeptide with IL-21 functional activity. The molecules can be used as a monotherapy or in combination with other known cancer therapeutics.01-06-2011
20110002881TREATMENT AND PROPHYLAXIS - This invention discloses the use of an E-selectin antagonist in methods and compositions for treating or preventing immunocompromised conditions resulting from medical treatment. The present invention is particular useful for prophylaxis and/or treatment of hematopoietic disorders including neutropenia, agranulocytosis, anemia and thrombocytopenia in individuals receiving or proposed to receive treatments that target rapidly dividing cells or that disrupt the cell cycle or cell division.01-06-2011
20110002880Material For Wound Healing and Skin Reconstruction - The invention relates to a material for wound healing and skin reconstruction containing a peptide, wherein the peptide is a self-assembling peptide which is an amphiphilic peptide having 8 to 200 amino acid residues with periodic repeats of alternating hydrophilic amino acids and hydrophobic amino acids, and forms a stable β-sheet structure in an aqueous solution in the presence of a monovalent ion. The material for wound healing and skin reconstruction of the present invention is capable of healing a wound area of mammals quicker than spontaneous recovery without leaving any scars, wherein the material has no potential risk of infectious disease such as virus transmission.01-06-2011
20110038832METHOD FOR TREATMENT OF MACULAR DEGENERATION USING (+)-2-[1-(3-ETHOXY-4-METHOXYPHENYL)-2-METHYLSULFONYLETHYL]-4-ACETYLAMINOI- SOINDOLINE-1,3-DIONE - Provided herein are methods of treating macular degeneration, which comprises administering to a patient in need thereof a therapeutically effective amount of (+)-2-[1-(3-ethoxy-4-methoxyphenyl)-2-methylsulfonylethyl]-4-acetylaminoisoindoline-1,3-dione, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt or solvate thereof.02-17-2011
20110044942METHODS OF TREATMENT FOR SOLID TUMORS - The invention provides methods that relate to a novel therapeutic strategy for the treatment of hematological malignancies and inflammatory diseases. In particular, the method comprises administration of a compound of formula I,02-24-2011
20110044941IMMUNOTHERAPY FOR REVERSING IMMUNE SUPPRESSION - A method for overcoming immune suppression includes the steps of inducing production of naïve T cells and restoring T cell immunity. A method of vaccine immunotherapy includes the steps of inducing production of naïve T cells and exposing the naïve T cells to endogenous or exogenous antigens at an appropriate site. Additionally, a method for unblocking immunization at a regional lymph node includes the steps of promoting differentiation and maturation of immature dendritic cells at a regional lymph node and allowing presentation of processed peptides by resulting mature dendritic cells, thus, for example, exposing tumor peptides to T cells to gain immunization of the T cells. Further, a method of treating cancer and other persistent lesions includes the steps of administering an effective amount of a natural cytokine mixture as an adjuvant to endogenous or exogenous administered antigen to the cancer or other persistent lesions; preferably the natural cytokine mixture is administered in combination with thymosin α02-24-2011
20110044940Thiazole Carboxamide Derivatives and Their Use to Treat Cancer - The present invention relates to novel Heterocyclic Ether or Thioether Derivatives, compositions comprising the Heterocyclic Ether or Thioether Derivatives, and methods for using the Heterocyclic Ether or Thioether Derivatives for treating or preventing a proliferative disorder, an anti-proliferative disorder, inflammation, arthritis, a central nervous system disorder, a cardiovascular disease, alopecia, a neuronal disease, an ischemic injury, a viral infection, a fungal infection, or a disorder related to the activity of a protein kinase.02-24-2011
20110044938TETRAHYDROBENZOTHIOPHENE DERIVATIVES - Compounds of a certain formula I, in which Ra and Rb have the meanings indicated in the description, are novel effective compounds with anti-proliferative and apoptosis inducing activity.02-24-2011
20110044937STAGED IMMUNE-RESPONSE MODULATION IN ONCOLYTIC THERAPY - The invention provides methods for treating tumours, such as solid tumours, in a host. The methods may involve infecting the tumour with an amount of one or more strains of oncolytic virus. The virus will generally be selected to be effective to cause a lytic infection of tumour cells within the tumour. In various embodiments, the host neutrophil response to the lytic infection may be modulated, so that during the course of the lytic infection, the host has an initial neutrophil response and a secondary neutrophil response, these two responses being different in some material respect. For example, the secondary neutrophil response may mediate a greater degree of apoptotic killing of tumour cells than does the initial neutrophil response.02-24-2011
20120269766BIFUNCTIONAL MOLECULES WITH ANTIBODY-RECRUITING AND ENTRY INHIBITORY ACTIVITY AGAINST THE HUMAN IMMUNODEFICIENCY VIRUS - The present invention is directed to new bifunctional compounds and methods for treating HIV infections. The bifunctional small molecules, generally referred to as ARM-H′ function through orthogonal pathways, by inhibiting the gp120-CD4 interaction, and by recruiting anti-DNP antibodies to gp120-expressing cells, thereby preventing cell infection and spread of HIV. It has been shown that ARM-H's bind to gp120 and gp-120 expressing cells competitively with CD4, thereby decreasing viral infectivity as shown by an MT-2 cell assay, the binding leading to formation of a ternary complex by recruiting anti-DNP antibodies to bind thereto, the antibodies present in the ternary complex promoting the complement-dependent destruction of the gp120-expressing cells. Compounds and methods are described herein.10-25-2012
20120269764RBM3 as a Marker for Malignant Melanoma Prognosis - A method for determining whether a mammalian subject having a malignant melanoma belongs to a first or a second group, wherein the prognosis of subjects of the first group is better than the prognosis of subjects of the second group is provided. The method comprises the steps of: evaluating an amount of RBM3 protein in at least part of a sample earlier obtained from the subject and determining a sample value corresponding to the evaluated amount; comparing said sample value with a predetermined reference value; and if said sample value is higher than said reference value, concluding that the subject belongs to the first group; and if said sample value is lower than or equal to said reference value, concluding that the subject belongs to the second group.10-25-2012
20120269765CYTOKINE COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS OF USE THEREOF - Polypeptides, including non-naturally occurring and recombinantly modified polypeptides related to the p19 subunit of IL-23, methods of making such molecules and methods of using such molecules as therapeutic, prophylactic and diagnostic agents are provided.10-25-2012
20110236345COMPOSITION AND METHODS FOR ELICITING AN IMMUNE RESPONSE - The present invention relates to compositions, methods, and kits for eliciting an immune response, in particular for eliciting an immune response to at least one antigen expressed by a cancer cell, in particular for treating and preventing cancer.09-29-2011
20100233120Hepatitis C Virus Inhibitors - The present disclosure relates to compounds, compositions and methods for the treatment of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. Also disclosed are pharmaceutical compositions containing such compounds and methods for using these compounds in the treatment of HCV infection.09-16-2010
20100233118USE OF WF10 FOR TREATING ALLERGIC ASTHMA, ALLERGIC RHINITIS AND ATOPIC DERMATITIS - The present invention provides a method of inhibiting at least one of allergic asthma, allergic rhinitis and atopic. The present invention further provides a method for the reduction, prevention or treatment of allergy like symptoms in a subject.09-16-2010
20100233117Adjuvant combination formulations - The use of 3-O-deacylated monophosphoryl lipid A or monophosphoryl lipid A and derivatives and analogs thereof, in combination with a cytokine or lymphokine such as granulocyte macrophage colony stimulating factor or interleukin-12 is useful as an adjuvant combination in an antigenic composition to enhance the immune response in a vertebrate host to a selected antigen.09-16-2010
20120087892IDENTIFICATION OF DSG-3 AS A BIOMARKER FOR THE DETECTION OF METASTASIS IN LYMPH NODES - Disclosed herein is a method of detecting metastasis of a tumor in a subject, such as metastasis to a lymph node. The method includes directly determining an amount of desmoglein-3 (DSG-3) protein in a sample from the subject (such as a lymph node sample) and comparing the amount of DSG-3 protein to a control, wherein an increase in the amount of DSG-3 protein in the sample relative to the control indicates metastasis of the tumor to the lymph node. The disclosed methods further include selecting a therapy (for example, surgery, lymph node dissection, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, or a combination of two or more thereof) for the subject based on the amount of DSG-3 protein in the sample from the subject.04-12-2012
20120087891Reversible Gel-forming Compositions for Controlled Delivery of Bioactive Substances - The present invention relates biomedically useful compositions containing bioactive agents and biodegradable carbohydrate polyethers that exhibit reverse thermogelation properties in aqueous media. The microstructure structure and properties of the carbohydrate polyethers can be conveniently controlled with respect to functionality, molecular weight, polydispersity index, microstructure and tertiary structure, they can be customized for use in a variety of biomedical applications including drug delivery, cell delivery, surgical procedures and the like.04-12-2012
20120087890IMMUNONANOTHERAPEUTICS THAT PROVIDE IgG HUMORAL RESPONSE WITHOUT T-CELL ANTIGEN - The present invention provides compositions and systems for delivery of nanocarriers to cells of the immune system. The invention provides synthetic nanocarriers capable of eliciting an immune system response in the form of antibody production, wherein the nanocarriers lack any T cell antigens. In some embodiments, the invention provides nanocarriers that comprise an immunofeature surface, which provides high avidity binding of the nanocarriers to antigen presenting cells. The invention provides pharmaceutical compositions comprising such nanocarriers. The present invention provides methods of designing, manufacturing maceutical compositions thereof.04-12-2012
20110286963HUMAN SOLUBLE CD146, PREPARATION AND USES THEREOF - The present invention relates to compositions and methods for modulating angiogenesis in vivo, ex vivo or in vitro. More particularly, the invention relates to a soluble CD 146 protein usable in the context of human therapy, as well as to corresponding antibodies. Particular forms of CD 146, herein described, may be used to mobilize, in vivo or ex vivo, both mature and immature endothelial cells, as well as to increase their influence on angiogenesis. The invention also relates to compositions comprising such compounds, particularly pharmaceutical or diagnostic compositions, including kits and the like, as well as methods of therapy or diagnosis using said compounds, compositions and cells.11-24-2011
20110286962COMPOUNDS AND PHARMACEUTICAL COMPOSITIONS FOR THE TREATMENT OF VIRAL INFECTIONS - Provided herein are compounds, compositions and methods for the treatment of liver disorder, including HCV and/or HBV infections. Specifically, compound and compositions of nucleoside derivatives are disclosed, which can be administered either alone or in combination with other anti-viral agents.11-24-2011
20120328561METHOD FOR TREATMENT OF INFLAMMATORY GASTROINTESTINAL DISORDERS - Providing a new method of treating inflammatory gastrointestinal disorders and a food product for the prevention or improvement of inflammatory gastrointestinal disorders. Prevention or treatment of inflammatory gastrointestinal disorders is possible by oral administration of recombinant IL-10 expressed in rice plant seeds.12-27-2012
20100215617ENHANCED MEDICAL IMPLANT - A medical implant comprising in components from a tooth and stem cells harvested from at least one tooth. Tooth stem cells may be harvested from the dental pulp of mammalian teeth, such as unerupted third molars in humans. After the stem cells are removed and isolated from the other teeth tissue, the hard tooth may be ground into a base material for the manufacture of a porous matrix into which the tooth stem cells can be added. Additionally, soft tissue from the harvested tooth may be used as a carrier scaffold for soft tissue applications such as meniscal or cartilage repair.08-26-2010
20100215615IMMUNOCYTOKINES FOR CANCER TREATMENT IN COMBINATION WITH CHEMOTHERAPEUTIC AGENTS - This invention relates to the treatment of cancer using anti-cancer agents, such as doxorubicin or paclitaxel, in combination with antibody-interleukin 2 (IL2) conjugates which target tenascin-C.08-26-2010
20100215614Enterostatin as Inhibitor of Angiogenesis - It has been discovered that enterostatin inhibits angiogenesis in an in vitro adipose tissue angiogenesis model. In concentrations from about 1008-26-2010
20100215616Hepatitis C Virus Inhibitors - The present disclosure relates to compounds, compositions and methods for the treatment of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. Also disclosed are pharmaceutical compositions containing such compounds and methods for using these compounds in the treatment of HCV infection.08-26-2010
20120328564Camptothecin-Binding Moiety Conjugates - The invention relates to therapeutic conjugates with improved ability to target various diseased cells containing a targeting moiety (such as an antibody or antibody fragment), a linker and a camptothecin as a therapeutic moiety, and further relates to processes for making and using the said conjugates.12-27-2012
20120328563CD4+CD25+ REGULATORY T CELLS FROM HUMAN BLOOD - The present invention provides suppressive and/or regulative human CD412-27-2012
20120328562METHOD AND SYSTEM TO REMOVE SOLUBLE TNFR1, TNFR2 AND IL2 IN PATIENTS - A method, and system, to induce remission in diseases characterized by excess production of sTNR and interleukin 2 has been developed. In the most preferred embodiment, the system consists of antibodies to sTNFR1, sTNFR2 and sIL2R immobilized in a column containing a material such as SEPHAROSE™. The patient is connected to a pheresis machine which separates the blood into the plasma and red cells, and the plasma is circulated through the column until the desired reduction in levels of sTNFR1, sTNFR2, and IL2 is achieved, preferably to less than normal levels. In the preferred method, patients are treated three times a week for four weeks. This process can be repeated after a period of time. Clinical studies showed reduction in tumor burden in patients having failed conventional chemotherapy and radiation treatments.12-27-2012
20120100103IN SITU FORMING HYDROGEL AND BIOMEDICAL USE THEREOF - Disclosed are in situ-forming injectable hydrogel and medical uses thereof. In the in situ-forming injectable hydrogel two or more homogeneous or heterogeneous polymers are bonded to each other by a dehydrogenation reaction between phenol or aniline moieties on adjacent polymers, wherein a polymer backbone is grafted with a phenol or aniline moiety using a linker. In contrast to conventional hydrogel, the in situ-forming injectable hydrogel is superior in terms of in vivo stability and mechanical strength thanks to the introduction of a water-soluble polymer as a linker which leads to an improvement in the reactivity of phenol or aniline moieties. Having the advantage of superior bio stability and mechanical strength, the hydrogel finds a variety of applications in the biomedical field.04-26-2012
20120100102CANCER VACCINE - We disclose a vaccine comprising a pappalysin and vaccine compositions comprising a pappalysin.04-26-2012
20120100101CTLA-4 ANTIBODY DOSAGE ESCALATION REGIMENS - A disease or condition, such as cancer or an infectious disease, can be treated in a patient by administering a CTLA-4 antibody in an escalating dosage regimen until a partial or complete response is elicited in the patient or a pre-determined maximum dosage is reached.04-26-2012
20120100100CYCLIN DEPENDENT KINASE INHIBITORS AND METHODS OF USE - The presently disclosed subject matter relates to methods and compositions for protecting healthy cells from damage due to DNA damaging agents. In particular, the presently disclosed subject matter relates to the protective action of selective cyclin dependent kinase 4/6 (CDK4/6) inhibitors administered to subjects that have been exposed to or that are at risk of exposure to DNA damage.04-26-2012
20120288473COMPOSITIONS, METHODS, AND KITS FOR ELICITING AN IMMUNE RESPONSE - The present invention relates to compositions, methods, and kits for eliciting an immune response to at least one CMV antigen expressed by a cancer cell, in particular for treating and preventing cancer. CMV determination methods, compositions, and kits also are provided.11-15-2012
20120288475METHODS AND USE OF GROWTH HORMONE SUPERGENE FAMILY PROTEIN ANALOGS FOR TREATMENT OF RADIATION EXPOSURE - Methods and compositions for the use of long-acting hematopoietic factor protein analogs for accelerating hematopoietic recovery in subjects who have been or will be exposed to radiation are disclosed.11-15-2012
20120288474COMPOSITION FOR TREATMENT OF CXCL8-MEDIATED LUNG INFLAMMATION - The present invention provides a composition comprising a modified interleukin 8 (IL-8) having increased GAG binding affinity and further inhibited or down-regulated GPCR activity compared to the respective wild type IL-8 for use in preventing or treating lung inflammation with neutrophilic infiltration, for example for the prevention or treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, cystic fibrosis, severe asthma, bronchitis, broncheolitis, acute lung injury and acute respiratory distress syndrome.11-15-2012
20090304627SMALLPOX DNA VACCINE AND THE ANTIGENS THEREIN THAT ELICIT AN IMMUNE RESPONSE - The present invention relates to DNA vaccines that are capable of generating a protective immune response in mammals against a pox virus, and comprises at least one DNA plasmid capable of expressing a plurality of VACV MV antigens, and at least one DNA plasmid capable of expressing a plurality of VACV EV antigens. Also, the present invention relates to methods of inducing a protective immune response in a mammal to pox virus, including a neutralizing antibody response, comprising: injecting into tissue of said mammal said DNA vaccine.12-10-2009
20100203011Mammalian Cytokines; Related Reagents and Methods - Nucleic acids encoding mammalian, e.g., primate, IL-1ζ, purified IL-1ζ polypeptides and fragments thereof. Binding proteins, e.g., antibodies, both polyclonal and monoclonal, are also provided. Methods of using the compositions for both diagnostic and therapeutic utilities are provided.08-12-2010
20100203010MODULATION OF TUMOR MICROENVIRONMENT - Compositions comprising CD80-targeted therapeutics and methods of using these compositions are provided for the treatment of a disease or disorder in which CD80-expressing cells or regulatory T cell function contribute to or exacerbate the associated pathology.08-12-2010
20130011365PARP INHIBITOR COMPOUNDS, COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS OF USE - The present invention relates to tetraaza phenalen-3-one compounds which inhibit poly (ADP-ribose) polymerase (PARP) and are useful in the chemosensitization of cancer therapeutics. The induction of peripheral neuropathy is a common side-effect of many of the conventional and newer chemotherapies. The present invention further provides means to reliably prevent or cure chemotherapy-induced neuropathy. The invention also relates to the use of the disclosed PARP inhibitor compounds in enhancing the efficacy of chemotherapeutic agents such as temozolomide. The invention also relates to the use of the disclosed PARP inhibitor compounds to radio sensitize tumor cells to ionizing radiation. The invention also relates to the use of the disclosed PARP inhibitor compounds for treatment of cancers with DNA repair defects.01-10-2013
20130011366Therapeutic Agent for infections, and treatment method using the same01-10-2013
20130017168METHODS FOR ENHANCING THE EFFICACY OF IL-2 MEDIATED IMMUNE RESPONSES - Methods directed to enhancing the effectiveness of IL-2 in stimulating the immune system is disclosed. According to one method, an antagonist directed against the CD25 subunit of the high-affinity IL-2 receptor complex is administered in conjunction with IL-2. The CD25 antagonist may be an anti-CD25 antibody. According to another method, an anti-IL-2 antibody is administered in conjunction with IL-2. In another method, a mutant IL-2 with diminished ability to bind the CD25 subunit of the high-affinity IL-2 receptor complex is administered. In another method, an CD4 antagonist is administered in conjunction with IL-2 in order to stimulate the immune system.01-17-2013
20130017169MULTIMERIC FORMS OF THERAPEUTIC PROTEINS AND USES THEREOF - Multimeric protein structures are disclosed herein, as well a process for preparing same, and methods employing same for treating various diseases or disorders. The multimeric protein structures comprise at least two monomers of a therapeutic protein, including a TNF-alpha, a luteinizing hormone, an immunoglobin, a TNF-alpha receptor, a CTLA-4, a urate oxidase, a VEGF, a PDGF, a VEGF receptor, a PDGF receptor, an interleukin-17, and/or fragments thereof, the monomers being covalently linked to one another via a linking moiety. The multimeric protein structures exhibit improved performance as compared to the corresponding native proteins, including a longer lasting activity in vivo.01-17-2013
20110142793COMPOSITION FOR TREATING ARTICULAR CARTILAGE DEFECT, AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURE THEREOF - The present invention provides a composition for treating an articular cartilage defect and a manufacturing method thereof. The composition comprises a cartilage fragment and platelet-rich fibrin (PRF), and is transplanted to a surface of the defective cartilage of a mammal in order to treat the articular cartilage defect. Wherein the cartilage fragment is acquired from the cartilage of the same mammal, and the PRF is acquired from the blood of the same mammal.06-16-2011
20110158938IL-15 BINDING SITE FOR IL 15-RALPHA AND SPECIFIC IL-15 MUTANTS HAVING AGONISTS / ANTAGONISTS ACTIVITY - The present invention relates to the identification of an epitope in human Interleukin-15 (IL-15) that is responsible for binding to the interleukin-15 receptor α-chain. Two IL-15 regions are involved in the formation of this epitope: the first region (06-30-2011
20110158937SYNERGISTIC STIMULATION OF THE IMMUNE SYSTEM USING IMMUNOSTIMULATORY OLIGONUCLEOTIDES AND/OR IMMUNOMER COMPOUNDS IN CONJUNCTION WITH CYTOKINES AND/OR CHEMOTHERAPEUTIC AGENTS OR RADIATION THERAPY - The invention provides optimized methods and compositions for enhancing the immune response caused by immunostimulatory compounds used for the treatment of disease such as, but not limited to, treatment of cancer, autoimmune disorders, asthma, respiratory allergies, food allergies and infectious diseases in a patient. The optimized methods according to the invention provide synergy between the therapeutic effects of immunostimulatory oligonucleotides and immunomer compounds in accordance with the invention, and the therapeutic effect of cytokine immunotherapy and/or chemotherapeutic agents and/or radiation.06-30-2011
20130022571METHODS FOR TREATING VIRAL INFECTION USING IL-28 AND IL-29 CYSTEINE MUTANTS - IL-28A, IL-28B, IL-29, and certain mutants thereof have been shown to have antiviral activity on a spectrum of viral species. Of particular interest is the antiviral activity demonstrated on viruses that infect liver, such as hepatitis B virus and hepatitis C virus. In addition, IL-28A, IL-28B, IL-29, and mutants thereof do not exhibit some of the antiproliferative activity on hematopoietic cells that is observed with interferon treatment. Without the immunosuppressive effects accompanying interferon treatment, IL-28A, IL-28B, and IL-29 will be useful in treating immunocompromised patients for viral infections.01-24-2013
20130022572ORGANIC COMPOUNDS AND THEIR USES - The present application describes organic compounds that are useful for the treatment, prevention and/or amelioration of human diseases.01-24-2013
20080253995MODIFIED FLUORINATED NUCLEOSIDE ANALOGUES - The disclosed invention provides compositions and methods of treating a Flaviviridae infection, including hepatitis C virus, West Nile Virus, yellow fever virus, and a rhinovirus infection in a host, including animals, and especially humans, using a (2′R)-2′-deoxy-2′-fluoro-2′-C-methyl nucleosides, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt or prodrug thereof.10-16-2008
20080253990Self-Containing Lactobacillus Strain - The invention relates to a recombinant 10-16-2008
20080253989Neuron Regeneration - The invention provides a gene silencing molecule, which is adapted to down-regulate expression of a gene encoding a peptide involved with the Rho-A inhibitory pathway. The gene silencing molecule is used to promote neuron survival and axon regeneration in the central nervous system (CNS). The invention also provides compositions and methods of using same to improve neural survival and promote axonal growth.10-16-2008
20080253988Pyrrolo [1,2-D] [1,2-4] Triazine as Inhibitors of C-Jun N Terminal Kinases (Jnk) and P-38 Kinases - A compound of formula (I): wherein the substituents are as defined in the specification as inhibitor of C-Jun N terminal Kinases (JNK) and P-38 Kinases.10-16-2008
20080247990GENETICALLY MODIFIED HUMAN NATURAL KILLER CELL LINES - The invention provides a natural killer cell, NK-92, modified to express a CD16 receptor or an inhibitory killer cell immunoglobulin-like receptor (KIR) on a surface of the cell. In examples, the NK-92 cell is further modified to co-express an associated accessory signaling protein such as FcεRI-γ or TCR-ζ, chemokines, or cytokines such as interleukin-2 (IL-2) or interleukin-15 (IL-15). Additional methods are disclosed for various assays, assessments, and therapeutic treatments with the modified NK-92 cells.10-09-2008
20100086515HUMAN IL-4 MUTEINS IN CANCER THERAPY - The present invention relates to the use of a combination of human interleukin-4 muteins and chemotherapeutic or pro-apoptotic agents for the prevention and/or treatment of cancer disease.04-08-2010
20080241098ANTAGONIZING INTERLEUKIN-21 RECEPTOR ACTIVITY - Methods and compositions for inhibiting interleukin-21 (IL-21)/IL-21 receptor (MU-1) activity using antagonists of IL-21 or IL-21 receptor (“IL-21R” or “MU-1”), are disclosed. IL-21/IL-21R antagonists can be used to induce immune suppression in vivo, e.g., for treating, ameliorating or preventing autoimmune or inflammatory disorders, including, e.g., inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), rheumatoid arthritis (RA), transplant/graft rejection, psoriasis, asthma, fibrosis, and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE).10-02-2008
20080233081PRO-ANGIOGENIC PEPTIDES - This present invention generally relates to peptides, compositions, treatment methods, and devices useful for the medical diagnosis and treatment of pathogenic disorders. More specifically, the invention relates to immunostimulatory peptides which can stimulate the production of therapeutically beneficial cytokines. The peptides of the invention can regulate the release of a specific pattern of cytokines that promote angiogenesis, and modulate the immune system of a subject, without inducing deleterious side effects such as inflammation. Therefore, the peptides have therapeutic importance, particularly with respect to wound healing and restoration of circulation to damaged tissues.09-25-2008
20080226593Compounds for the Treatment of Hepatitis C - The invention encompasses compounds of formula I as well as compositions and methods of using the compounds. The compounds have activity against hepatitis C virus (HCV) and are useful in treating those infected with HCV.09-18-2008
20080226592Compounds for the Treatment of Hepatitis C - The invention encompasses compounds of Formula I, pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof, compositions, and methods of using the compounds. The compounds have activity against hepatitis C virus (HCV) and are useful in treating those infected with HCV.09-18-2008
20080226591Compounds for the Treatment of Hepatitis C - The invention encompasses compounds of formula I as well as compositions and methods of using the compounds. The compounds have activity against hepatitis C virus (HCV) and are useful in treating those infected with HCV.09-18-2008
20080226590Compounds for the Treatment of Hepatitis C - The invention encompasses compounds of formula I as well as compositions and methods of using the compounds. The compounds have activity against hepatitis C virus (HCV) and are useful in treating those infected with HCV.09-18-2008
20080226589Compositions and methods of use of phorbol esters - Methods and compositions containing a phorbol ester or a derivative of a phorbol ester are provided for the treatment of cytopathic diseases. Cytopathic diseases may be caused by a variety means such as viral infections like HIV and AIDS, or the development of neoplasms in a mammalian subject. The methods and compositions of the invention are effective for inhibiting de novo HIV infections upregulating viral expression from latent provirus, inhibiting HIV-induced cytopathic effects, down regulating the HIV receptor, increasing Th1 cytokine expression, decreasing Th2 cytokine expression, increasing ERK phosphorylation, inducing apoptosis in malignant cells, inducing remission, maintaining remission, as chemotherapeutic agents, as well as for decreasing symptoms of cytopathic diseases and opportunistic infections that may accompany such diseases. Additional compositions and methods are provided which employ a phorbol ester or derivative compound in combination with at least one additional agent such as those used in HAART protocols, therapeutic agents used to treat opportunistic infections due to HIV, or chemotherapeutic agents to yield more effective treatment tools against cytopathic diseases in mammalian subjects.09-18-2008
20080226588Treating melanoma with bis(thiohydrazide amides) - Disclosed herein are methods of treating lentigo maligna, superficial spreading malignant melanoma, acral lentiginous malignant melanoma or nodular malignant melanoma with bis(thio-hydrazide amides) represented by a formula selected from structural formulas (i)-(ix) or pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof, pharmaceutical compositions comprising these bis(thio-hydrazide amides) and compositions comprising these bis(thiohydrazide)amides and one or more anti-cancer agent.09-18-2008
20110262390COMPOSITION AND METHOD FOR TREATING INFLAMMATORY DISORDERS - Inhibitors of IL-22 are disclosed as well as pharmaceutical compositions and methods of using same. The inhibitors include IL-22 antibodies and are useful for treating inflammatory disorders.10-27-2011
20110262394DNA CONSTRUCTS ELICITING IMMUNE RESPONSE AGAINST FLAVIVIRUS AND EFFECTIVE ADJUVANTS - Aspects of the present invention relate to isolated nucleic acids that encode a consensus DIII domain of protein E and vaccines made using same, and also methods for using the aforementioned to generate in a host an immune response against multiple serotypes of flavivirus, particularly West Nile virus and Japanese encephalitis virus.10-27-2011
20110262392MEDIUM DERIVED FROM STEM CELLS AS A PHARMACEUTICAL COMPOSITION - The invention provides an apoptosis-modulating cell-free composition comprising conditioned extracellular medium of a stem cell and uses thereof, particularly therapeutic uses. Also provided is a method of obtaining such a composition and an in vitro method of modulating apoptosis.10-27-2011
20130171100USE OF INTERLEUKIN-22 IN TREATING VIRAL HEPATITIS - This invention relates to a use of IL-22 in the treatment of viral hepatitis. As illustrated in the examples of this invention, IL-22 can significantly reduce liver damage caused by hepatitis virus, and can significantly reduce the increase of transaminase ALT/AST induced by hepatitis virus. In addition, the IL-22 dimer of this invention can effectively treat viral hepatitis.07-04-2013
20130171095Method for Purifying Antibodies - The invention relates generally to compositions and methods for purifying the desired species from a mixture of desired heterodimer and contaminating homodimer immunoglobulin variants by modifying the isoelectric point(s) of the individual chains.07-04-2013
20130171096IMMUNOBINDERS DIRECTED AGAINST SCLEROSTIN - Proteins that bind sclerostin or sclerostin and TNF are described along with there use in composition and methods for treating, preventing, and diagnosing sclerostin related diseases and for detecting sclerostin or sclerostin and TNF in cells, tissues, samples, and compositions.07-04-2013
20130171097METHOD FOR THE PROPHYLACTIC OR THERAPEUTIC TREATMENT OF GLUCOCORTICOID-INDUCED OSTEOPOROSIS - The present invention relates to a method for the prophylactic and/or therapeutic treatment of glucocorticoid induced osteoporosis comprising maintaining or restoring AP-1 activity or AP-1-mediated effects, for example by LIF treatment. The method may additionally comprise a method for the treatment of a medical condition associated with inflammation comprising inhibition of NF-KB activity, for example by glucocorticoid (GC) treatment. The present invention therefore also relates to a method for the treatment and/or prevention of glucocorticoid induced osteoporosis comprising the administration of an effective amount of LIF to a subject, preferably in combination with GC treatment.07-04-2013
20130171098Cyclopropyl Fused Indolobenzazepine HCV NS5B Inhibitors - The invention encompasses compounds of formula I as well as compositions and methods of using the compounds. The compounds have activity against hepatitis C virus (HCV) and are useful in treating those infected with HCV.07-04-2013
20130171094USE OF VANADIUM COMPOUNDS TO ACCELERATE BONE HEALING - This invention provides a method of promoting bone healing by locally administering a vanadium-based insulin mimetic agent to a patient in need thereof. The invention also provides a new use of insulin-mimetic vanadium compounds for manufacture of medicaments for accelerating bone-healing processes. In addition, the invention also encompasses a bone injury treatment kit suitable for localized administration of insulin-mimetic vanadium compounds or compositions thereof to a patient in need of such treatment.07-04-2013
20110274650COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS OF TREATING INFLAMMATORY AND AUTOIMMUNE DISEASES - Described herein are immunosuppressive molecules including immunosuppressive variants of IL-2, and use of such molecules to treat inflammatory and autoimmune disorders.11-10-2011
20110274649T-CELL VACCINATION WITH VIRAL VECTORS VIA MECHANICAL EPIDERMAL DISRUPTION - Attenuated, replication-deficient viruses such as vaccinia viruses are used to deliver an exogenous viral, bacterial, parasitic or tumor antigen to an epidermal tissue such as the skin, lungs or gastrointestinal tract, which has been mechanically disrupted, in an amount effective to elicit or stimulate a cell mediated immune response. The epidermal tissue may be mechanically disrupted by a device such as a scarification needle or an abrader device. The epidermis may be mechanically disrupted prior to, at the same time, or immediately after the administration of the vaccine. The vaccine can be used to induce immunity against a pathogen, such as a virus, bacteria, or parasite, or against a cancer in a subject that has or is at risk of developing cancer. In some embodiments a co-stimulatory molecule, a growth factor, an adjuvant and/or a cytokine is administered before, with or after the viral vaccine. In some embodiments, the co-stimulatory molecule is co-expressed with the antigen by the virus.11-10-2011
20110274648Hepatitis C Virus Inhibitors - The present disclosure relates to compounds, compositions and methods for the treatment of Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. Also disclosed are pharmaceutical compositions containing such compounds and methods for using these compounds in the treatment of HCV infection.11-10-2011
20110274647IL6R/IL6 Chimera for Therapy of Chemotherapy-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy - The invention relates to the use of IL-6R/IL-6 chimera in chemotherapy induced neuropathy.11-10-2011
20130142756METHODS OF IMPROVING CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM FUNCTIONING - Methods of causing an improvement in central nervous system function are provided. The methods include administering an aliquot of stem cells to the patient, the cells being derived from blood, e.g., umbilical cord blood. In some cases a growth factor is administered with the cells.06-06-2013
20130142757PYRAZOLE DERIVATIVES - Disclosed are compounds of general formula (I), wherein R, R06-06-2013
20130177526Camptothecin Conjugates of Anti-CD22 Antibodies for Treatment of B Cell Diseases - Disclosed herein are compositions and methods of use comprising combinations of anti-CD22 antibodies with a therapeutic agent. The therapeutic agent may be attached to the anti-CD22 antibody or may be separately administered, either before, simultaneously with or after the anti-CD22 antibody. In preferred embodiments, the therapeutic agent is an antibody or fragment thereof that binds to an antigen different from CD22, such as CD 19, CD20, CD21, CD22, CD23, CD37, CD40, CD40L, CD52, CD80 and HLA-DR. However, the therapeutic agent may an immunomodulator, a cytokine, a toxin or other therapeutic agent known in the art. More preferably, the anti-CD22 antibody is part of a DNL complex, such as a hexavalent DNL complex. Most preferably, combination therapy with the anti-CD22 antibody or fragment and the therapeutic agent is more effective than the antibody alone, the therapeutic agent alone, or the combination of anti-CD22 antibody and therapeutic agent that are not conjugated to each other. Administration of the anti-CD22 antibody and therapeutic agent induces apoptosis and cell death of target cells in diseases such as B-cell lymphomas or leukemias, autoimmune disease or immune dysfunction disease.07-11-2013
20130177525CANCER THERAPY BASED ON TUMOR ASSOCIATED ANTIGENS DERIVED FROM CYCLIN D1 - The present invention relates to cyclin D1-derived peptides for use in the improved treatment of cancer in a patient, particularly in the form of a combination therapy using a vaccine. Other aspects relate to the use of the peptides or a combination thereof as a diagnostic tool.07-11-2013
20080219949Methods for treating brain cancer using 3-(4-amino-1-oxo-1,3-dihydroisoindol-2-yl)-piperidine-2,6-dione or 4-(amino)-2-(2,6 dioxo(3-piperidyl))-isoindoline-1,3-dione - Methods of treating, preventing and/or managing cancer as well as and diseases and disorders associated with, or characterized by, undesired angiogenesis are disclosed. Specific methods encompass the administration of an immunomodulatory compound alone or in combination with a second active ingredient. The invention further relates to methods of reducing or avoiding adverse side effects associated with chemotherapy, radiation therapy, hormonal therapy, biological therapy or immunotherapy which comprise the administration of an immunomodulatory compound. Pharmaceutical compositions, single unit dosage forms, and kits suitable for use in methods of the invention are also disclosed.09-11-2008
20120251488USE OF TRUNCATED CYSTEINE IL28 AND IL29 MUTANTS TO TREAT CANCERS AND AUTOIMMUNE DISORDERS - Methods for treating patients with cancer and autoimmune disorders using IL-28 and IL-29 molecules. The IL-28 and IL-29 molecules include polypeptides that have homology to the human IL-28 or IL-29 polypeptide sequence and proteins fused to a polypeptide with IL-28 and IL-29 functional activity. The molecules can be used as a monotherapy or in combination with other known cancer and/or autoimmune therapeutics.10-04-2012
20080213213Method For the Treatment of Myelodysplastic Syndromes Using (+)-2-[1-(3-Ethoxy-4-Methoxyphenyl)-2-Methylsulfonylethyl]-4-Acetylaminoisoindoline-1,3-Dione - Methods of treating, preventing and/or managing a myelodysplastic syndrome are disclosed. Specific methods encompass the administration of a selective cytokine inhibitory drug, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt, solvate, hydrate, stereoisomer, clathrate, or prodrug thereof, alone or in combination with a second active ingredient, and/or blood or cells for transplantation therapy. Specific second active ingredients are capable of affecting or improving blood cell production. Pharmaceutical compositions, single unit dosage forms, and kits suitable for use in methods of the invention are also disclosed.09-04-2008
20110268696PREVENTION AND/OR TREATMENT OF MULTIPLE ORGAN DYSFUNCTION SYNDROME WITH INTERLEUKIN-22 - The present invention relates to use an agent for the prevention and/or treatment of multiple organ dysfunction syndrome (MODS) or multiple organ failure (MOF) comprising interleukin-22 (IL-22) as an effective ingredient. The present invention is applicable to prevention of or therapy for diseases from sepsis, septic shock, liver failure, to multiple organ dysfunction syndromes. More particularly, the present invention is useful for an emergency medical service, for treatment of injury caused by a traffic accident, burns, heat attacks, hypercytokinemia or severe infective diseases.11-03-2011
20110268695USE OF HMGB FRAGMENTS AS ANTI-INFLAMMATORY AGENTS - Compositions and methods are disclosed for inhibiting the release of a proinflammatory cytokine from a vertebrate cell, and for inhibiting an inflammatory cytokine cascade in a patient. The compositions comprise a vertebrate HMGB A box, and an antibody preparation that specifically binds to a vertebrate HMGB B box. The methods comprise treating a cell or a patient with sufficient amounts of the composition to inhibit the release of the proinflammatory cytokine, or to inhibit the inflammatory cytokine cascade.11-03-2011
20130095065Methods for Treating Vascular Leak Syndrome and Cancer - Disclosed are methods for treating Vascular Leak Syndrome and preventing cancer metastasis. Further disclosed are methods for treating vascular leakage due to inflammatory diseases, sepsis, cancer or the presence of pathogens.04-18-2013
20130095063Compounds for the Treatment of Hepatitis C - The disclosure provides compounds of formula I, including pharmaceutically acceptable salts, as well as compositions and methods of using the compounds. The compounds have activity against hepatitis C virus (HCV) and may be useful in treating those infected with HCV.04-18-2013
20130095064SUBSTITUTED 3',5'-CYCLIC PHOSPHATES OF PURINE NUCLEOTIDE COMPOUNDS AND PHARMACEUTICAL COMPOSITIONS FOR THE TREATMENT OF VIRAL INFECTIONS - Provided herein are compounds, compositions and methods for the treatment of Flaviviridae infections, including HCV infections. In certain embodiments, compounds and compositions of nucleoside derivatives are disclosed, which can be administered either alone or in combination with other anti-viral agents04-18-2013
20130115193Hepatitis C Virus Inhibitors - The present disclosure relates to compounds, compositions and methods for the treatment of Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. Also disclosed are pharmaceutical compositions containing such compounds and methods for using these compounds in the treatment of HCV infection.05-09-2013
20130115192Methods for the Preparation of Targeting Agent Functionalized Diblock Copolymers for Use in Fabrication of Therapeutic Targeted Nanoparticles - This application provides nanoparticles and methods of making nanoparticles using pre-functionalized poly(ethylene glycol)(also referred to as PEG) as a macroinitiator for the synthesis of diblock copolymers. Ring opening polymerization yields the desired poly(ester)-poly(ethylene glycol)-targeting agent polymer that is used to impart targeting capability to therapeutic nanoparticles. This “polymerization from” approach typically employs precursors of the targeting agent wherein the reactivity of functional groups of the targeting agent is masked using protecting groups. Also described is a “coupling to” that utilized the poly(ethylene glycol)-targeting agent conjugate where the targeting agent remains in its native un-protected form. This method uses “orthogonal” chemistry that exhibit no cross reactivity towards functional groups typically found within targeting agents of interest.05-09-2013
20130115191T CELL RECEPTOR FUSIONS AND CONJUGATES AND METHODS OF USE THEREOF - Featured is T cell receptor complexes designed to redirect the immune system against various diseases. The T cell receptor complexes of the invention have been engineered to recognize target antigen in a functionally bispecific nature. Fusion protein complexes and protein conjugate complexes are comprised of high affinity antigen-specific TCR and biologically active proteins and/or effector molecules. Also featured is methods of production of T cell receptor fusion and conjugate complexes as well as therapeutic compositions for use of the complexes.05-09-2013
20130115190Hepatitis C Virus Inhibitors - Hepatitis C virus inhibitors having the general formula (I)05-09-2013
20130115189Use of Interleukin-1 Beta Mutein Conjugates in the Treatment of Diabetes - The present invention provides compositions, pharmaceutical compositions and vaccines for the treatment, amelioration and/or prophylaxis of type II diabetes. The compositions, pharmaceutical compositions and vaccines of the invention comprise a virus-like particle of an RNA bacteriophage and an antigen, wherein said antigen comprises an interleukin-1 beta (IL-1β) mutein. When administered to an animal, preferably to a human, said compositions, pharmaceutical compositions, and vaccines induce efficient immune responses, in particular antibody responses, wherein typically and preferably said antibody responses are directed against IL-1β. Thus, the invention provides methods of treating, ameliorating or preventing type II diabetes by way of active immunization against IL-1β.05-09-2013
20130101552METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR CONTRIBUTING TO THE TREATMENT OF CANCERS - Methods and compositions for contributing to the treatment of cancers, especially ovarian tumors, are disclosed. The methods and compositions utilize an endothelin B agonist (ET04-25-2013
20130101551Induction of IL-12 using immunotherapy - The present invention relates to compositions and methods that promote the induction of IL-12 in a patient. The composition includes activated allogeneic cells that are administered to a patient with a disease such as cancer. Administration of the composition skews the patient's immune response to a Th1 environment and produces detectable levels of IL-12 in the patient's plasma, without any IL-12 related toxicity.04-25-2013
20130101550PRODUCT AND METHOD FOR PERMEABILISATION OF TUMOR VASCULATURE - The present invention provides a tumour vasculature permeabilising molecule for use in permeabilising vasculature of a tumour for treating, detecting or diagnosing said tumour wherein said tumour vasculature permeabilising molecule is formulated for systemic administration to said patient. A composition comprising a tumour vasculature permeabilising molecule and an appropriate anticancer agent or imaging agent, and a method of treatment or a method of detecting the presence or absence of a tumour are also provided.04-25-2013
20130121962METHODS OF TREATING UROGENITAL-NEUROLOGICAL DISORDERS USING INTERLEUKIN RETARGETED ENDOPEPIDASES - The present specification discloses TVEMPs, compositions comprising such toxins and methods of treating urogenital-neurological disorders in a mammal using such TVEMPs and compositions.05-16-2013
20130129673USE OF ENDOGENOUS ANTIOXIDANT PROTEINS IN THE TREATMENT OF STROKE - Oligodendrocytes (OLs), the predominant cell type found in cerebral white matter, are essential for structural integrity and proper neural signaling. Very little is known concerning stroke-induced OL dysfunction. Infusion of human umbilical cord blood (HUCB) cells protects striatal white matter tracts in vivo and directly protects mature primary OL cultures from oxygen glucose deprivation (OGD). Microarray studies of RNA prepared from OL cultures subjected to OGD and treated with HUCB cells showed an increase in the expression of 33 genes associated with OL proliferation, survival, and repair functions, such as myelination. Immunohistochemistry showed antioxidant protein expression was upregluated in the ipsilateral white matter tracts of rats infused with HUCB cells 48 hrs after middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO). These results show expression of genes induced by HUCB cell therapy that could confer oligoprotection from ischemia.05-23-2013
20130129674IL-12 FORMULATIONS FOR ENHANCING HEMATOPOIESIS - Provided are formulations for proteins to be injected into mammals. Specifically, formulations for recombinant IL-12 in mice and primates.05-23-2013
20130129671Tripeptides Incorporating Deuterium as Inhibitors of Hepatitis C Virus - Hepatitis C virus inhibitors having the general formula (I)05-23-2013
20130142754Hepatitis C Virus Inhibitors - Hepatitis C virus inhibitors having the general formula (I)06-06-2013
20100278774FUSION MOLECULES AND IL-15 VARIANTS - The instant invention provides soluble fusion protein complexes and IL-15 variants that have therapeutic and diagnostic use, and methods for making the such proteins. The instant invention additionally provides methods of stimulating or suppressing immune responses in a mammal using the fusion protein complexes and IL-15 variants of the invention.11-04-2010
20110217262Treatment of Ocular Surface Disorders by Increasing Conjunctival Vascular Permeability - A method of treating an ocular surface disorder in a subject in need of such treatment is provided. The method includes exposing conjunctival tissue of the subject to an effective amount of a vasopermeability agent that increases conjunctival vascular permeability. In some embodiments, the agent is a nitric oxide donor, which may be in a sustained release form. A method of screening a substance for treating an ocular surface disorder is also provided.09-08-2011
20110212055NEURODEGENERATIVE DISORDERS - Methods and compositions for treating neuropathies.09-01-2011
20080199425Sensitization of Immune System Against Haptenized Melanoma Antigens - The invention is based on the observation that certain phenols, monophenols or benzenediols, can be metabolized into reactive quinones, in particular ortho-quinones and related reactive intermediates, which is brought about by oxidation of monophenols and benzenediols by proteins exhibiting tyrosinase activity, such as human tyrosinase and the related proteins TRP1 and TRP2. Although the substances and the produced reactive intermediates are toxic and can induce cell death, it is more relevant according to this invention that they function as haptens that become covalently bound to the tyrosinase enzymes, in particular to histidine moieties, in or near the catalytic site of proteins exhibiting tyrosinase activity, such as tyrosinase, TRP1 and TRP2. An immune response is then to be mounted against these haptenized auto-antigens, in order to treat melanocytic malignancies, in particular melanomas. This is brought about by topical administration of the phenol compounds that can function as tyrosinase substrate analogues. The invention hence provides medicaments for and methods of treating melanomas.08-21-2008
20080199424MART-1 T CELL RECEPTORS - T-cell receptors that recognize MART-1 antigen are provided. The TCRs can be used, for example, to treat patients suffering from melanoma.08-21-2008
20080199423Methods of Using Apo2l Receptor Agonists and Ink Cell Activators - Methods of enhancing apoptosis or cytolytic activity in mammalian cells using Apo-2L receptor agonists and NK cells, or activating agents thereof, are provided. Apo-2L receptor agonists contemplated for use in the methods include the ligand known as Apo-2 ligand or TRAIL, as well as agonist antibodies directed to one or more Apo-2L receptors. NK cell activating agents contemplated for use in the methods of the invention include but are not limited to Toll receptor activating agents, IL-2, IL-12, IL-15, IFN-alpha, IFN-beta, and agonist antibodies to activating receptors such as NKp30, NKp44, NKG2D.08-21-2008
20110223129CHIMERIC IMMUNORECEPTOR USEFUL IN TREATING HUMAN CANCERS - The present invention relates to chimeric transmembrane immunoreceptors, named “zetakines,” comprised of an extracellular domain comprising a soluble receptor ligand linked to a support region capable of tethering the extracellular domain to a cell surface, a transmembrane region and an intracellular signalling domain. Zetakines, when expressed on the surface of T lymphocytes, direct T cell activity to those specific cells expressing a receptor for which the soluble receptor ligand is specific. Zetakine chimeric immunoreceptors represent a novel extension of antibody-based immunoreceptors for redirecting the antigen specificity of T cells, with application to treatment of a variety of cancers, particularly via the autocrin/paracrine cytokine systems utilized by human maligancy. In a preferred embodiment is a glioma-specific immunoreceptor comprising the extracellular targeting domain of the IL-13Rα2-specific IL-13 mutant IL-13(E13Y) linked to the Fc region of IgG, the transmembrane domain of human CD4, and the human CD3 zeta chain.09-15-2011
20130202553MOBILIZATION OF HEMATOPOIETIC STEM CELLS - Methods, processes, uses, and pharmaceutical compositions are provided herein for mobilizing hematopoietic progenitor cells and/or cancer stem cells from bone marrow into peripheral blood, comprising the administration of an effective amount of an inhibitor of GTPases, such as a Cdc-42 specific inhibitor alone or in combination with one or more additional agents. Specifically, methods are disclosed for mobilizing hematopoietic stem cells into a subject's peripheral blood. In particular, embodiments of the method involve specific inhibition of the Cdc42 GTPase to increase the numbers of hematopoietic stem cells into a subject's peripheral blood of a subject.08-08-2013
20130136718TARGETING INTERFERON-LAMBDA WITH ANTIBODIES POTENTLY ENHANCES ANTI-TUMOR AND ANTI-VIRAL ACTIVITIES - The present invention concerns methods and compositions for forming complexes of interferon-λ with an antibody or antigen-binding antibody fragment. In preferred embodiments, the interferon-λ and the antibody or fragment are fusion proteins, each comprising a dimerization and docking domain (DDD) moiety from human protein kinase A or an anchor domain (AD) moiety from an A-kinase anchoring protein (AKAP). In more preferred embodiments, the interferon-antibody complex is more efficacious for treatment of cancer, asthma, Alzheimer's disease, multiple sclerosis or viral infection than interferon-λ alone, antibody alone, or the combination of unconjugated interferon-λ and antibody.05-30-2013
20110243888IL-29 MUTANTS AND USES THEREOF - The present invention relates to truncated IL-29 mutant molecules and methods of using same. The truncated IL-29 molecules can be used to treat viral infections, such as hepatitis C, autoimmune disorders and various types of cancer.10-06-2011
20110243887IL-7 FUSION PROTEINS - The invention is directed to a fusion protein which includes a first portion including an immunoglobulin (Ig) chain and a second portion including interleukin-7 (IL-7).10-06-2011
20120276046ANTI GANGLIOSIDE GD3 ANTIBODIES AND USES THEREOF - The present invention is related to complementarity determining region (CDR)-grafted humanized R24 antibodies that bind to the GD3 ganglioside antigen. The humanized antibodies disclosed herein have characteristics that are comparable or superior to the murine R24 antibody, and the humanized antibodies are useful in treating cancer (e.g. melanoma).11-01-2012
20120276045TREATMENT OF SOLID CANCERS - The present invention relates generally to the field of cancer including tumor therapy. More particularly, the present invention relates to the treatment of solid cancers, including solid tumors, and the prevention or reduction of cancer metastasis, by chemoablation of cancer cells by an agent which also stimulates the generation of cancer-specific T-cells, a process referred to herein as immunostimulatory chemoablation. The present invention further contemplates combination therapy comprising immunostimulatory chemoablation and one or more other therapeutic regimens, which enhance, co-operate and/or synergize with the cancer-specific T-cells induced by the chemoablation. The present invention also relates to pharmaceutical compositions for use in treating cancers.11-01-2012
20130149281ORGANIC COMPOUNDS AND THEIR USES - The present application describes a method of treating an HCV-associated disorder by administering to a subject in need thereof a pharmaceutically effective amount of a compound of formula I in combination with an additional HCV-modulating compound.06-13-2013
20130149280PREPARATIVE REGIMEN FOR ENGRAFTMENT, GROWTH AND DIFFERENTIATION OF NON-HEMATOPOEITIC CELLS IN VIVO AFTER TRANSPLANTATION - The invention relates to methods of obtaining an expanded population of mammalian ex vivo cells and/or for treating a mammalian subject by (a) administering to a subject an effective amount of an agent that confers a growth disadvantage to at least a subset of endogenous cells at the site of engraftment; (b) administering to the subject an effective amount of a mitogenic stimulus for the ex vivo cells; and (c) administering the ex vivo cells to the subject, wherein the ex vivo cells engraft at the site and proliferate to a greater extent than the subset of endogenous cells, to repopulate at least a portion of the engraftment site with the ex vivo cells. The repopulated cells can be harvested for further use or be left at the engraftment site of a subject to be treated. The invention also provides methods of treating brain injury in a subject by engrafting ex vivo cells at the site of injury.06-13-2013
20130149279HOMOGENEOUS PREPARATIONS OF IL-31 - Homogeneous preparations of human and murine IL-31 have been produced by mutating one or more of the cysteine residues in the polynucleotide sequences encoding the mature proteins. The cysteine mutant proteins can be shown to either bind to their cognate receptor or exhibit biological activity.06-13-2013
20100297073HETEROCYCLIC ANTIVIRAL COMPOUNDS - Compounds having the formula I wherein11-25-2010
20100297070COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR AMELIORATING CNS INFLAMMATION, PSYCHOSIS, DELIRIUM, PTSD or PTSS - The invention provides compositions and methods for ameliorating, treating, reversing or preventing pathology or inflammation in the central nervous system (CNS), or the brain, caused or mediated by NFkB, IL-6, IL-6-R, NADPH oxidase (Nox), and/or superoxide and/or hydrogen peroxide production by a NADPH oxidase, including for example ameliorating, treating, reversing or preventing schizophrenia, psychosis, delirium, e.g., post-operative delirium, drug-induced psychosis, psychotic features associated with frailty syndrome (FS), aging, depression, dementias; traumatic war neurosis, post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or post-traumatic stress syndrome (PTSS), Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS, or Lou Gehrig's Disease), and/or Multiple Sclerosis (MS). The invention also provides methods for purifying a C60 fullerene, C3 (tris malonic acid C60) or malonic acid derivatives.11-25-2010
20100291026PIPERIDINE INHIBITORS OF JANUS KINASE 3 - The present invention relates to new piperidine inhibitors of Janus kinase 3 activity, pharmaceutical compositions thereof, and methods of use thereof.11-18-2010
20090028817Compositions and methods for soft tissue augmentation - The present invention provides compositions comprising isolated human collagen, isolated human elastin and a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier wherein the human elastin is substantially insoluble in water with a molecular weight greater than 100 kDa. The present invention further provides methods and kits for soft tissue augmentation.01-29-2009
20120258075Methods of neuroprotection involving macrophage colony stimulating factor receptor agonists - The present invention provides methods for preventing, attenuating neuronal damage or stimulating neuronal repair prior or following central nervous system injury.10-11-2012
20100021422METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR DELIVERY OF EXOGENOUS FACTORS TO NERVOUS SYSTEM SITES - The present invention relates to treatment methods and methods for sustained delivery of one or more exogenous factors to desired nervous system sites. In certain embodiments, the invention relates to the use of biodegradable microspheres to deliver exogenous factors, such as the morphogenic factor, sonic hedgehog (Shh), to the site of spinal cord injury. In certain embodiments, the Shh-releasing microspheres are administered together with stem cells, which may be spinal cord neural stem cells. In certain embodiments, the invention relates to regrowth of neural cells in both the central and peripheral nervous systems.01-28-2010
20100316603Combination Immunogene Therapy - The present invention provides to immunogene therapy protocols for the treatment of tumors. In particular, the present invention provides combinations of immune-modulating proteins that induce systemic immunity against tumors. In addition, the present invention provides humanized animal models suitable for the evaluation of anti-human tumor immunity and permit the identification of combinations of immune-modulating genes which when delivered to human tumor cells induce an effective anti-tumor response, including a systemic anti-tumor response.12-16-2010
20100316602COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR TREATMENT OF ANGIOGENESIS IN PATHOLOGICAL LESIONS - Treatment of lesions of pathological angiogenesis, especially tumors, rheumatoid arthritis, diabetic retinopathy, age-related muscular degeneration, and angiomas. A conjugate is used comprising a molecule that exerts a biocidal or cytotoxic effect on target cells in the lesions and an antibody directed against an extracellular matrix component which is present in such lesions. The antibody may be directed against fibronectin-2 (IL-2), doxorubicin, interleukin-12 (IL-12), Interferon-γ (IFN-γ), Tumor Necrosis Factor α (TNFα) or Tissue Factor protein (which may be truncated).12-16-2010
20100316601BICYCLO-SUBSTITUTED PYRAZOLON AZO DERIVATIVES, PREPARATION PROCESS AND PHARMACEUTICAL USE THEREOF - The bicyclo-substituted pyrazolon-azo derivatives of formula (I) or pharmaceutical acceptable salts, hydrates or solvates thereof, methods for their preparation, pharmaceutical compositions containing the same and their use as a therapeutic agent, especially as thrombopoietin (TPO) mimetics and their use as agonists of thrombopoietin receptor are disclosed. The definition of substituents in formula (I) are the same as defined in the description.12-16-2010
20100316600METHODS OF TREATING CANCER USING IL-21 - Methods for treating mammals with cancer using molecules that have an IL-21 functional activity are described. The molecules having IL-21 functional activities include polypeptides that have homology to the human IL-21 polypeptide sequence and proteins fused to a polypeptide with IL-21 functional activity. The molecules can be used as a monotherapy or in combination with other known cancer therapeutics.12-16-2010
20100316598METHODS OF TREATING CANCER USING IL-21 - Methods for treating mammals with cancer using molecules that have an IL-21 functional activity are described. The molecules having IL-21 functional activities include polypeptides that have homology to the human IL-21 polypeptide sequence and proteins fused to a polypeptide with IL-21 functional activity. The molecules can be used as a monotherapy or in combination with other known cancer therapeutics.12-16-2010
20100316597METHODS OF TREATING CANCER USING IL-21 - Methods for treating mammals with cancer using molecules that have an IL-21 functional activity are described. The molecules having IL-21 functional activities include polypeptides that have homology to the human IL-21 polypeptide sequence and proteins fused to a polypeptide with IL-21 functional activity. The molecules can be used as a monotherapy or in combination with other known cancer therapeutics.12-16-2010
20100316596COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR TREATMENT OF DISEASES AND DISORDERS ASSOCIATED WITH CYTOKINE SIGNALING - Compositions and methods are provided for the diagnosis and treatment of inflammation and autoimmune disorders, such as psoriasis. Compositions and methods for modulating IL-23 or IL-22 signaling are provided.12-16-2010
20100316595Methods for treating renal cell carcinoma - Methods for treating renal cell carcinoma using low doses of IL-2 are disclosed. In particular, the invention relates to methods of treating metastatic renal cell carcinoma in patients who are renally impaired and/or intolerant of high dose IL-2 therapy. The therapeutic regimen described herein significantly inhibits tumor growth with reduced toxicity and adverse side effects compared to high dose IL-2 therapy.12-16-2010
20100316594MODIFIED 2' AND 3' NUCLEOSIDE PRODRUGS FOR TREATING FLAVIVIRIDAE INFECTIONS - 2′ and/or 3′ prodrugs of 1′, 2′, 3′ or 4′-branched nucleosides, and their pharmaceutically acceptable salts and derivatives are described. These prodrugs are useful in the prevention and treatment of Flaviviridae infections, including HCV infection, and other related conditions. Compounds and compositions of the prodrugs of the present invention are described. Methods and uses are also provided that include the administration of an effective amount of the prodrugs of the present invention, or their pharmaceutically acceptable salts or derivatives. These drugs may optionally be administered in combination or alteration with further anti-viral agents to prevent or treat Flaviviridae infections and other related conditions.12-16-2010
20130156727INDOLE DERIVATIVES AS INHIBITORS OF HISTONE DEACETYLASE - Described herein are compounds and pharmaceutical compositions containing such compounds, which inhibit the activity of histone deacetylase 8 (HDAC8). Also described herein are methods of using such HDAC8 inhibitors, alone and in combination with other compounds, for treating diseases or conditions that would benefit from inhibition of HDAC8 activity.06-20-2013
20130156728COMPOSITION FOR NEUROLOGICAL OR AUTOIMMUNE DISEASES - The present invention provides a composition effective for a neurological disease or an autoimmune disease and methods of making and using the same.06-20-2013
20130156729Mammalian Receptor Proteins; Related Reagents and Methods - Nucleic acids encoding mammalian, e.g., primate, receptors, purified receptor proteins and fragments thereof. Antibodies, both polyclonal and monoclonal, are also provided. Methods of using the compositions for both diagnostic and therapeutic utilities are described.06-20-2013
20130156730NEOADJUVANT TREATMENT OF CANCER WITH PROLEUKIN - Low doses of IL-2 are administered locally and neo-adjuvantly to patients with early stages of the disease. This will result in local high concentrations of IL-2 within the relevant tumour draining lymph nodes. Patients with only early stages of disease will be more responsive to immunotherapy with the expectation of improved survival of patients compared to current therapy standards06-20-2013
20090081156Bioactive molecular matrix and methods of use in the treatment of disease - The present invention provides methods and compositions for stimulating an immune response or modulating cell signal transduction in a host by administering to said host a composition comprising at least three biomodulatory molecules connected by at least one cross-linking agent forming a chain or matrix wherein the chain or matrix functions as an immuno-stimulatory adjuvant to activate an immune accessory cell.03-26-2009
20120282220GALACTOSE-PRONGED POLYSACCHARIDES IN A FORMULATION FOR ANTIFIBROTIC THERAPIES - Methods and compositions for reducing fibrosis and cirrhosis are provided in which an effective dose of an admixture of a polysaccharide compound and, for example, a compound selected from the group consisting of antibodies specific to intracellular or cell-surface: (i) beta-PDGF receptors; (ii) synaptophysin; (iii) zvegf3; (iv) CCR1 receptors; (v) connective tissue growth factor; (vi) alpha 1-smooth muscle actin; (vii) matrix metalloproteinases MMP 2 and MMP9; (viii) matrix metalloproteinase inhibitors TIMP1 and TMP2; (ix) integrins; (x) TFG-β1; (xi) endothelin receptor antagonists; and (xii) collagen synthesis and degradation modulating compounds; (xiii) actin synthesis and degradation modulating compounds; and (xiv) tyrosine kinases is administered to an animal in order to treat fibrosis.11-08-2012
20120282218PYRIDINONE HYDROXYCYCLOPENTYL CARBOXAMIDES: HIV INTEGRASE INHIBITORS WITH THERAPEUTIC APPLICATIONS - New chiral and achiral oxy-substituted cyclopentyl pyridinone diketocarboxamides and their derivatives and methods for their preparations are disclosed. The compounds include tautomers, regioisomers and geometric isomers. These complex carboxamides are designed as inhibitors of HIV replication through inhibition of HIV integrase. The compounds are useful in the prevention or treatment of infection by HIV and in the treatment of AIDS and ARC, either as the compounds, or as pharmaceutically acceptable salts, with pharmaceutically acceptable carriers, used alone or in combination with antivirals, immunomodulators, antibiotics, vaccines, and other therapeutic agents, especially other anti-HIV compounds (including other anti-HIV integrase agents), which can be used to create combination anti-HIV cocktails. Methods of treating AIDS and ARC and methods of treating or preventing infection by HIV are also described.11-08-2012
20120282219PEPTIDOMIMETIC PROTEASE INHIBITORS - The present invention relates to peptidomimetic compounds useful as protease inhibitors, particularly as serine protease inhibitors and more particularly as hepatitis C NS3 protease inhibitors; intermediates thereto; their preparation including novel stereoselective processes to intermediates. The invention is also directed to pharmaceutical compositions and to methods for using the compounds for inhibiting HCV protease or treating a patient suffering from an HCV infection or physiological condition related to the infection. Also provided are pharmaceutical combinations comprising, in addition to one or more HCV serine protease inhibitors, one or more interferons exhibiting anti-HCV activity and/or one or more compounds having anti HCV activity and a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier, and methods for treating or preventing a HCV infection in a patient using the compositions. The present invention is also directed to a kit or pharmaceutical pack for treating or preventing HCV infection in a patient.11-08-2012
20120282217FOOT AND MOUTH DISEASE VIRUS (FMDV) CONSENSUS PROTEINS, CODING SEQUENCES THEREFOR AND VACCINES MADE THEREFROM - Provided herein is a nucleic acid comprising consensus amino acid sequence of foot-and-mouth disease FMDV VP1-4 coat proteins of FMDV subtypes A, Asia 1, C, O, SAT1, SAT2, and SAT3 as well as plasmids and vaccines expressing the sequences. Also provided herein is methods for generating an immune response against one or more FMDV subtypes using the vaccine as described above as well as methods for deciphering between vaccinated mammals with the vaccine and those that are infected with FMDV.11-08-2012
20120282216Composition and Method for Treating Cancer - Pharmaceutical compositions useful as vaccines are described containing a purified surface or excreted protein qualitatively or quantitatively associated with a type of cancer, at least one interleukin (IL), and at least one colony stimulating factor (CSF), where the purified surface or excreted protein is provided in an amount sufficient to induce an immune response in an individual administered the composition. Such compositions can be used in methods for treating individuals having cancer, and for inducing an immunotherapeutic response in the same.11-08-2012
20120282215Vaccination of Cancer Patients - Pharmaceutical compositions containing (i) whole autologous cancer cells, whole allogeneic cancer cells, or a combination thereof; (ii) a colony stimulating factor (CSF); (iii) an interleukin; and (iv) a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier are described which are useful for inhibiting tumor growth, progression or recurrence or to inhibit metastases formation in solid cancerous tumors, leukemias, and lymphomas.11-08-2012
20080286232Methods for treating sarcoma using 3-(4-amino-1-oxo-1,3-dihydroisoindol-2-yl)-piperidine-2,6-dione or 4-(amino)-2-(2,6 dioxo(3-piperidyl))-isoindoline-1,3-dione - Methods of treating, preventing and/or managing cancer as well as and diseases and disorders associated with, or characterized by, undesired angiogenesis are disclosed. Specific methods encompass the administration of an immunomodulatory compound alone or in combination with a second active ingredient. The invention further relates to methods of reducing or avoiding adverse side effects associated with chemotherapy, radiation therapy, hormonal therapy, biological therapy or immunotherapy which comprise the administration of an immunomodulatory compound. Pharmaceutical compositions, single unit dosage forms, and kits suitable for use in methods of the invention are also disclosed.11-20-2008
20130121959IL-22-FC AND HEPCIDIN ACTIVITY - The invention relates to an IL-22-Fc molecule to regulate hepcidin activity/expression and/or iron export from a cell.05-16-2013
20080292582NOVEL INHIBITORS OF GLUTAMINYL CYCLASE - Compounds of formula (I), combinations and uses thereof for disease therapy,11-27-2008
20110311480Cyclopropyl Fused Indolobenzazepine HCV NS5B Inhibitors - The invention encompasses compounds of formula I as well as compositions and methods of using the compounds. The compounds have activity against hepatitis C virus (HCV) and are useful in treating those infected with HCV.12-22-2011
20110311479MODULATORS OF INDOLEAMINE 2,3-DIOXYGENASE AND METHODS OF USING THE SAME - The present invention is directed to modulators of indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase (IDO), as well as compositions and pharmaceutical methods thereof.12-22-2011
20110311478Combinatorial Methods For Treating Cellular Proliferative Disorders And Immune Deficiencies Using Salicinium - The present invention provides novel immunotherapeutic compositions and methods useful for treating or preventing microbial infections, weakened immune systems, diseases in which cells have become obligately anerobic and cellular proliferative disorders including cancer. The immunotherapeutics herein use benzaldehyde derivatives, precursors and intermediaries alone or in combination with additional therapeutic agents to stimulate the immune system and inhibit cellular proliferation. The immunotherapeutics of the present invention are particularly useful in the treatment of microbial infections and cellular proliferative disorders which are resistant to traditional methods of treatment such as antibiotics and chemotherapy12-22-2011
20110311477Infusion Treatment Methods And Compositions Using Salicinium For Treating Cellular Proliferative Disorders And Immune Deficiencies - The present invention provides novel immunotherapeutic compositions and methods useful for treating or preventing microbial infections, weakened immune systems, diseases in which cells have become obligately anaerobic and cellular proliferative disorders including cancer. The immunotherapeutics herein use benzaldehyde derivatives, precursors and intermediaries alone or in combination with additional therapeutic agents to stimulate the immune system and inhibit cellular proliferation. The immunotherapeutics of the present invention are particularly useful in the treatment of microbial infections and cellular proliferative disorders which are resistant to traditional methods of treatment such as antibiotics and chemotherapy12-22-2011
20110311476Methods For Treating An Immune Deficiency Or Enhancing Immune Function Using Salicinium, Non-Limited In Terms Of Treatment Indication, But Encompassing Methods For Treating Cancer And Microbial, Bacterial, Viral, Fungal; Non-Limited In Terms of Delivery Mode, Formulation - The present invention provides novel immunotherapeutic compositions and methods useful for treating or preventing microbial infections, weakened immune systems, diseases in which cells have become obligately anaerobic and cellular proliferative disorders including cancer. The immunotherapeutics herein use benzaldehyde derivatives, precursors and intermediaries alone or in combination with additional therapeutic agents to stimulate the immune system and inhibit cellular proliferation. The immunotherapeutics of the present invention are particularly useful in the treatment of microbial infections and cellular proliferative disorders which are resistant to traditional methods of treatment such as antibiotics and chemotherapy12-22-2011
20110311475MEANS AND METHOD FOR THE TREATMENT OF ANTIBODY DEFICIENCY DISEASES BASED ON IL-21 AND IL-21 VARIANTS - The present invention relates to an lnterleukin-21 (IL-21) variant which is capable of increasing the secretion of IgG and/or IgA antibodies in B cells and/or is capable of binding the IL-2 receptor complex and/or the IL-4 receptor complex, comprising stretches of amino acids of lnterleukin-4 (IL-4) or lnterleukin-2 (IL-2) in substitution of amino acids of IL-21. The present invention also relates to a pharmaceutical composition comprising IL-21 and/or an IL-21 variant and at least one compound selected from IgA inducing protein (IGIP), Syntenin-1, Galectin-1 and Galectin-3. The present invention further relates to a pharmaceutical composition for the treatment of a primary humoral immunodeficiency disease comprising IL-21 and/or an IL-21 variant and IL-4 and/or IL-2 and/or IGIP and/or Syntenin-1 and/or Galectin-1 and/or Galectin-3. Furthermore the present invention relates to a kit for the treatment of a primary humoral immunodeficiency disease, comprising IL-21 and/or an IL-21 variant and IL-4 and/or IL-2 and/or IGIP and/or Syntenin-1 and/or Galectin-1 and/or Galectin-3 and optionally at least one element selected from a stimulator of CD40 molecules, a ligand of the tumor necrosis superfamily, a polypeptide with human leukocyte interferon activity, a vaccine protein antigen; and a vaccine polysaccharide antigen.12-22-2011
20110311474Novel Tricyclic Compounds - The invention provides compounds of Formula (I) and Formula (II)12-22-2011
20110318304DETECTION OF EPHA3 AS A MARKER OF THE PRESENCE OF A SOLID TUMOR - The invention provides methods and compositions for detecting non-hematopoietic, non-tumor EphA3-expressing cells in cancer patients and for monitoring the prognosis of patients using EphA3.12-29-2011
20120020919METHODS FOR TREATING VIRAL INFECTION USING IL-28 AND IL-29 - IL-28A, IL-28B, IL-29, and certain mutants thereof have been shown to have antiviral activity on a spectrum of viral species. Of particular interest is the antiviral activity demonstrated on viruses that infect liver, such as hepatitis B virus and hepatitis C virus. In addition, IL-28A, IL-28B, IL-29, and mutants thereof do not exhibit some of the antiproliferative activity on hematopoietic cells that is observed with interferon treatment. Without the immunosuppressive effects accompanying interferon treatment, IL-28A, IL-28B, and IL-29 will be useful in treating immunocompromised patients for viral infections.01-26-2012
20120020918IL-1 FAMILY VARIANTS - The present invention provides compositions and methods relating to IL-1Rrp2 requiring proteins.01-26-2012
20120020917METHODS FOR ACCELERATING WOUND HEALING BY ADMINISTRATION OF ADIPOKINES - Methods for inducing or accelerating a healing process of a damaged skill or skin wounds are described. The methods include administering to the skin cells colonizing the damaged skin or skin wound a therapeutically effective amount of an adipokine, an adipocyte or preadipocyte modulator, adipocytes, preadipocytes, or stem cells, or transforming the skin cells colonizing the damaged skin or skin wound such as to express and secrete an adipokine, thereby inducing or accelerating the healing process of the damaged skin or skin wound.01-26-2012
20120020916USE OF IL-12 AND IL-12 ANTAGONISTS IN THE TREATMENT OF AUTOIMMUNE DISEASES - Method of treating autoimmune conditions are disclosed comprising administering to a mammalian subject IL-12 or an IL-12 antagonist. In certain preferred embodiments the autoimmune condition is one which is promoted by an increase in levels of IFN-γ or TNF-α. Suitable conditions for treatment include multiple sclerosis, systemic lupus erythematosus, rheumatoid arthritis, autoimmune pulmonary inflammation, Guillain-Barre syndrome, autoimmune thyroiditis, insulin dependent diabetes melitis and autoimmune inflammatory eye disease.01-26-2012
20120020915Compounds and Methods for Treating Cancer and Diseases of the Central Nervous System - Disclosed are compounds of the general formula (I):01-26-2012
20120027720PEPTIDE CONJUGATES - The present invention provides novel peptide conjugates. Peptide conjugates of the invention can be used as therapeutic agents. Peptide conjugates invention may also be used to deliver one or more additional active agents. The present invention also provides methods for the treatment of disease by administering to a subject suffering from the disease a composition comprising a peptide conjugate of the invention, optionally.02-02-2012
20130195794CANCER VACCINE - The disclosure relates to a vaccine including at least one adjuvant useful in the prevention and treatment of blood cancers, for example lymphoma, leukaemia or myeloma.08-01-2013
20130195795COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS OF TREATING INFLAMMATORY AND AUTOIMMUNE DISEASES - Described herein are immunosuppressive molecules including immunosuppressive variants of IL-2, and use of such molecules to treat inflammatory and autoimmune disorders.08-01-2013
20120039841T-Helper Cell Type 17 Lineage-Specific Adjuvants, Compositions and Methods - The present invention relates to compositions and methods for the modulation of T02-16-2012
20130202554COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS THAT ENHANCE AN IMMUNE RESPONSE - Disclosed herein are isolated nucleic acids, compositions of isolated nucleic acids, and compositions of polypeptides that are useful for the generation, enhancement, or improvement of an immune response to a target antigen. Some embodiments of the compositions include hepatitis B core antigen (HBcAg) protein and a heterologous protein antigen. In some embodiments, an isolated nucleic acid encoding hepatitis B core antigen (HBcAg) protein and a heterologous protein antigen is disclosed. Also disclosed herein are methods of administering the composition or isolated nucleic acid to generate an immune response, where HBcAg acts as adjuvant to improve the immune response to the heterologous protein. In certain embodiments, the HBcAg is as a stork or heron hepatitis antigen.08-08-2013
20120076753USE OF NKP46 FOR PREVENTING DIABETES - The invention relates to use of the natural cytotoxicity receptor NKp46 for preventing and treating diabetes, including type I diabetes (TID) and type 2 diabetes. In particular, the invention provides compositions comprising a fragment of the extracellular region of NKp46 for preventing the onset and progression of diabetes.03-29-2012
20130095062RECOMBINANT PRODUCTION OF AUTHENTIC HUMAN PROTEINS USING HUMAN CELL EXPRESSION SYSTEMS - The present invention relates to novel expression cassettes and vectors for efficiently producing authentic recombinant human proteins from stable cultures of novel human cell lines, the authentic recombinant proteins produced therefrom, and antibodies raised against those authentic recombinant proteins.04-18-2013
201200826452'-C-METHYL-RIBOFURANOSYL CYTIDINE PRODRUGS, PHARMACEUTICAL COMPOSITIONS, AND USES THEREOF - The present disclosure provides 2′-C-methyl-ribofuranosyl cytidine prodrugs, methods of making 2′-C-methyl-ribofuranosyl cytidine prodrugs, pharmaceutical compositions of 2′-C-methyl-ribofuranosyl cytidine prodrugs, and methods of using 2′-C-methyl-ribofuranosyl cytidine prodrugs and pharmaceutical compositions thereof to treat viral diseases such as hepatitis C.04-05-2012
20120093770Soluble glycosaminoglycanases and methods of preparing and using soluble glycosaminoglycanases - The invention relates to the discovery of novel soluble neutral active Hyaluronidase Glycoproteins (sHASEGPs), methods of manufacture, and their use to facilitate administration of other molecules or to alleviate glycosaminoglycan associated pathologies. Minimally active polypeptide domains of the soluble, neutral active sHASEGP domains are described that include asparagine-linked sugar moieties required for a functional neutral active hyaluronidase domain. Included are modified amino-terminal leader peptides that enhance secretion of sHASEGP. The invention further comprises sialated and pegylated form of a recombinant sHASEGP to enhance stability and serum pharmacokinetics over naturally occurring slaughterhouse enzymes. Further described are suitable formulations of a substantially purified recombinant sHASEGP glycoprotein derived from a eukaryotic cell that generate the proper glycosylation required for its optimal activity.04-19-2012
20120093769Stem Cell Targeting with Dock-and-Lock (DNL) Complexes - Disclosed herein are compositions and methods of use of dock and lock (DNL) complexes comprising a first antibody or fragment that binds to a stem cell antigen and a second antibody or fragment thereof that binds to an antigen on a diseased or damaged tissue or organ. The DNL complexes are of use for targeting stem cells to diseased or damaged organs or tissues and may be used to treat a variety of diseases or conditions that are responsive to stem cell therapy.04-19-2012
20120093768ANTI-CONNEXIN COMPOUNDS TARGETED TO CONNEXINS AND METHODS OF USE THEREOF - Methods and compositions for modulating the activities of connexins are provided, including, for example, for use in post-surgical, trauma, or tissue engineering applications. These compounds and methods can be used therapeutically, for example, to reduce the severity of adverse effects associated diseases and disorders where localized disruption in direct cell-cell communication is desirable.04-19-2012
20120093767Compounds for the Treatment of Hepatitis C - The disclosure provides compounds of formula I, including pharmaceutically acceptable salts, as well as compositions and methods of using the compounds. The compounds have activity against hepatitis C virus (HCV) and may be useful in treating those infected with HCV.04-19-2012
20120093766Compounds for the Treatment of Hepatitis C - The disclosure provides compounds of formula I, including pharmaceutically acceptable salts, as well as compositions and methods of using the compounds. The compounds have activity against hepatitis C virus (HCV) and may be useful in treating those infected with HCV.04-19-2012
20130209394MN/CA IX AND EGFR PATHWAY INHIBITION - The invention is based upon the discovery that the EGFR pathway can stimulate a previously unknown tumorigenic function of CA IX, via phosphorylation of the sole tyrosine residue present in CA IX's intracellular domain. EGFR-phosphorylated CA IX then interacts with the p85 subunit of PI3K to activate Akt, which in turn is associated with anti-apototic function and increased cell survival. The latter finding indicates that there is a positive feedback loop for CA9 expression mediated by the PI3K pathway in preneoplastic/neoplastic diseases. Disclosed herein are novel therapeutic methods for treating preneoplastic/neoplastic diseases associated with abnormal MN/CA IX expression, using EGFR pathway inhibitors. Preferably, the EGFR pathway inhibitors are tyrosine kinase inhibitors or EGFR-specific antibodies. Further disclosed are methods for patient therapy selection for EGFR pathway inhibitors, preferably in combination with other cancer therapies, based on detection of abnormal MN/CA9 gene expression in preneoplastic/neoplastic tissues.08-15-2013
20130209395NUCLEIC ACID MOLECULE ENCODING HEPATITIS B VIRUS CORE PROTEIN AND SURFACE ANTIGEN PROTEIN AND VACCINE COMPRISING THE SAME - Provided herein are nucleic acid sequences encoding hepatitis B virus (HBV) core proteins, surface antigen proteins, fragments and combinations thereof as well as genetic constructs/vectors and vaccines that express said protein sequences. These vaccines are able to induce an immune response peripherally and in the liver by recruiting both cellular and humoral agents. Also provided are methods for prophylactically and/or therapeutically immunizing individuals against HBV. The combination vaccine can also be used for particular design vaccines for particular levels of immune responses to HBV challenge.08-15-2013
20130209396CHIMERIC IL-1 RECEPTOR TYPE I AGONISTS AND ANTAGONISTS - Featured herein are non-naturally occurring cytokine domains that can be used, inter alia, to modulate cellular signalling responsive to interleukin-1 receptor I (IL-1 RI), to treat disorders, and to detect and/or bind to cellular receptors, as well as other agents. Exemplary cytokine domains can contain amino acid residues from at least two parental cytokines domains, for example, receptor binding features, surface features, β strands, and loops from at least two parental cytokines domains.08-15-2013
20130209397HETEROCYCLIC ANTIVIRAL COMPOUNDS - Compounds having the formula (I) wherein R08-15-2013
20130209398CONDITIONED 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.08-15-2013