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Structurally-modified antibody, immunoglobulin, or fragment thereof (e.g., chimeric, humanized, CDR-grafted, mutated, etc.)

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424130100 - IMMUNOGLOBULIN, ANTISERUM, ANTIBODY, OR ANTIBODY FRAGMENT, EXCEPT CONJUGATE OR COMPLEX OF THE SAME WITH NONIMMUNOGLOBULIN MATERIAL

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Class / Patent application numberDescriptionNumber of patent applications / Date published
424134100 Antibody, immunoglobulin, or fragment thereof fused via peptide linkage to nonimmunoglobulin protein, polypeptide, or fragment thereof (i.e., antibody or immunoglobulin fusion protein or polypeptide) 527
424135100 Single chain antibody 349
424136100 Bispecific or bifunctional, or multispecific or multifunctional, antibody or fragment thereof 222
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20110177066PREVENTION AND TREATMENT OF AMYLOIDOGENIC DISEASES - Passive immunotherapy methods for treating a patient having AL amyloidosis characterized by the presence of amyloid light chain-type protein fibrils.07-21-2011
20110177061METHODS OF TREATING AND PREVENTING NEUROLOGICAL DISORDERS USING DOCOSAHEXAENOIC ACID - The disclosure relates to methods of treating or preventing neurological disorders using docosahexaenoic acid.07-21-2011
20080274106Mesothelioma therapeutic agent - The present invention provides a mesothelioma therapeutic agent containing an interleukin-6 (IL-6) antagonist such as antibody to IL-6 receptor (IL-6R), and a mesothelioma cell growth inhibitor containing an IL-6 antagonist such as antibody to IL-6R.11-06-2008
20090252724Antibodies Against Amyloid Beta 4 With Glycosylated in the Variable Region - The present invention relates to a purified antibody molecule preparation being characterized in that at least one antigen binding site comprises a glycosylated asparagine (Asn) in the variable region of the heavy chain (V10-08-2009
20120201810Use of Anti-DKK-1 Monoclonal Antibodies for the Treatment of Liver Cancer - The invention provides a method of treating liver cancer comprising administering anti-DKK1 monoclonal antibody to a subject in need thereof. Anti-DKK1 monoclonal antibody can also be administered for preventing or ameliorating cancer metastasis and for neutralizing serum and tissue DKK1 in liver cancer patients. The use of anti-DKK1 monoclonal antibodies is based on the discovery of the upregulation of DKK1 in human liver cancer.08-09-2012
20100092468METHOD FOR PREDICTING THERAPEUTIC RESPONSIVENESS TO TNF-ALPHA BLOCKING AGENTS - The present invention relates to a method for predicting the responsiveness of a patient to a treatment with a TNF-alpha blocking agent, said method comprising determining the presence or absence of a guanine at position −238, a guanine at position −308, and a cytosine at position −857 of the TNF-alpha gene of said patient, wherein the simultaneous presence of a guanine at position −238, a guanine at position −308, and a cytosine at position −857 of the TNF-alpha gene in both copies of said TNF-alpha gene of said patient is indicative of a lessened likelihood of responsiveness of said patient to a treatment with a TNF-alpha blocking agent with respect to standard responsiveness.04-15-2010
20090208493Compounds and methods for the selective inhibition of ABCB1, ABCC1 and ABCG2 transporters and the treatment of cancers, especially drug resistant cancers and high throughput flow cytometry assay to detect selective inhibitors - Compounds disclosed which inhibit ABCB1 transporter protein are useful for treating diseases in which ABCB1 transporter protein mediates the disease state, including numerous cancers, including hematopoietic cancers, including various leukemias, especially T-lineage acute lymphoblastic leukemia, as well as cancerous tumors, especially forms which exhibit multiple drug resistance. Pharmaceutical compositions which comprise an inhibitor of ABCB1 transporter protein and at least one additional anticancer agent, optionally in combination with a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier, additive or excipient are another aspect of the present invention. A flow cytometry based, high-throughput screening (HST) assay that quantifies ABCB1 efflux is also disclosed. Methods of identifying inhibitors of ABCB1, ABCG2 and ABCC1 transporter proteins are also disclosed.08-20-2009
20110206664Therapeutic agent for chronic arthritides diseases of childhood-related diseases - A therapeutic agent for chronic arthritides diseases of childhood-related diseases, for example chronic arthritides diseases of childhood, Still's disease and the like, comprising an interleukin-6 (IL-6) antagonist as an active ingredient.08-25-2011
20100119509POLYNUCLEOTIDES AND POLYPEPTIDES ASSOCIATED WITH THE DEVELOPMENT OF RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS - The present invention is directed to polynucleotides encoding polypeptides associated with the development of rheumatoid arthritis and homologs thereof. The invention further relates to diagnostic and therapeutic methods for utilizing these polynucleotides and polypeptides in the diagnosis, treatment, and/or prevention of rheumatoid arthritis and related disease states. The invention further relates to screening methods for identifying agonists and antagonists of the polynucleotides and polypeptides of the present invention, and compounds identified thereby.05-13-2010
20100119506Effectors of PAR-2 Activation and Their Use in the Modulation of Inflammation - The present invention relates to the recognition that PAR-2 receptors amplify the inflammatory response and that effectors of PAR-2 activation can thus be used to modulate the inflammatory response and thereby impart therapeutic benefit to patients. The invention is particularly directed to the use of PAR-2 effectors in the treatment of inflammation and nociception (pain) caused by inflammation, cancer and injury. The invention is particularly directed to negative effectors of PAR-2 activation, and more particularly to anti-PAR-2 antibodies that are negative effectors of PAR-2 activation.05-13-2010
20100119510LACTAM-CONTAINING COMPOUNDS AND DERIVATIVES THEREOF AS FACTOR XA INHIBITORS - The present application describes lactam-containing compounds and derivatives thereof of Formula I:05-13-2010
20100119507STREPTOCOCCUS PYOGENES ANTIGENS AND CORRESPONDING DNA FRAGMENTS - The present invention relates to antigens, more particularly antigenS of 05-13-2010
20090123464Method for the potentiation of opioid analgesics effects on pain - According to the invention there is provided use of an anti-TrkA antibody capable of inhibiting the binding between NGF and TrkA combined with at least one opioid analgesic for the preparation of a medicament for treating and/or preventing pain.05-14-2009
20090196871USE OF 4-PYRIDYLMETHYLPHTHALAZINES FOR CANCER TREATMENT - Patients suffering from renal carcinoma are treated with a 4-pyridylmethyl-phthalazine anti-angiogenesis agent. Patients having different tumor types, e.g. renal cancer, are treated with a 4-pyridylmethyl-phthalazine anti-angiogenesis agent while undergoing chemotherapy.08-06-2009
20090196870BINDING CONSTRUCTS AND METHODS FOR USE THEREOF - The invention relates to novel binding domain-immunoglobulin fusion proteins that feature a binding domain for a cognate structure such as an antigen, a counterreceptor or the like, a wild-type IgG1, IGA or IgE hinge-acting region, i.e., IgE CH2, region polypeptide or a mutant IgG1 hinge region polypeptide having either zero, one or two cysteine residues, and immunoglobulin CH2 and CH3 domains, and that are capable of ADCC and/or CDC while occurring predominantly as polypeptides that are compromised in their ability to form disulfide-linked multimers. The fusion proteins can be recombinantly produced at high expression levels. Also provided are related compositions and methods, including cell surface forms of the fusion proteins and immunotherapeutic applications of the fusion proteins and of polynucleotides encoding such fusion proteins.08-06-2009
20090196869ANTITUMOR COMBINATIONS CONTAINING TAXANE DERIVATIVES - The disclosure relates to pharmaceutical combinations comprising acetylcyclopropyl docetaxel and a monoclonal antibody against ErbB2, and to methods of use thereof.08-06-2009
20110182889COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR THE TREATMENT OF NATURAL KILLER CELL RELATED DISEASES - The present invention relates to compositions containing novel proteins and methods of using those compositions for the diagnosis and treatment of immune related diseases.07-28-2011
20120171196MONOCLONAL ANTIBODIES THAT NEUTRALIZE ANTHRAX TOXINS - The present invention relates to monoclonal antibodies that bind or neutralize anthrax lethal factor (LF), edema factor (EF), and/or protective antigen (PA). The invention provides such antibodies, fragments of such antibodies retaining anthrax toxin-binding ability, fully human or humanized antibodies retaining anthrax toxin-binding ability, and pharmaceutical compositions including such antibodies. The invention further provides for isolated nucleic acids encoding the antibodies of the invention and host cells transformed therewith. Additionally, the invention provides for prophylactic, therapeutic, and diagnostic methods employing the antibodies and nucleic acids of the invention.07-05-2012
20100150909PTHrP-DERIVED MODULATORS OF SMOOTH MUSCLE PROLIFERATION - The present invention relates to the use of mutants of parathyroid hormone-related protein, to treat disorders associated with smooth muscle cells, and to inhibit the cellular activation and proliferation thereof. The method can be employed in diverse tissues to effect therapeutic and prophylactic relief for disorders and diseases manifested by activation of smooth muscle that can lead to excessive smooth muscle proliferation. For example, where employed in the vasculature, the inventive method can be used to treat restenosis following angioplasty.06-17-2010
20100150917Method of Depleting Regulatory T Cell - The present invention relates to the method for depleting in vivo regulatory T cell, the method for suppressing IL-10 producing activity of regulatory T cell, the method for treating diseases in which pathologic conditions are deteriorated by regulatory T cell and the method for enhancing tumor immunity which comprises administering to a patient a monoclonal antibody which specifically binds to human CC chemokine 4 (CCR4) or the antibody fragment thereof.06-17-2010
20100150913ORGANIC COMPOUNDS - The present invention relates to compounds and compositions useful for inhibiting and/or reducing platelet deposition, adhesion and/or aggregation. The present invention also relates to methods for screening compounds and compositions useful for inhibiting or reducing platelet deposition, adhesion and/or aggregation. The present invention further relates to methods for the treatment or prophylaxis of thrombotic disorders, including stroke, myocardial infarction, unstable angina, peripheral vascular disease, abrupt closure following angioplasty or stent placement and thrombosis as a result of vascular surgery.06-17-2010
20100150908Affinity matured CRIg variants - The present invention concerns affinity matured CRIg variants. In particular, the invention concerns CRIg variants having increased binding affinity to C3b and retaining selective binding to C3b over C3.06-17-2010
20100150911METHODS AND SYSTEMS OF TREATING AGE-RELATED MACULAR-DEGENERATION - A method of treating CNV secondary to AMD, comprising administering a medicament in combination with i-MP treatment where the i-MP treatment includes a control method comprising the following steps: determining and/or inputting at least one dosage parameter dependent on patient-related data; determining and/or inputting at least one application parameter dependent on patient-related data; providing instructions to administer ICG to the patient; and providing instructions to apply an output of an application device to a treatment area of the patient; where at least one of the steps is a computer-implemented step.06-17-2010
20100061988Monoclonal antibodies - The invention provides heterochimeric antibodies and/or fragments thereof comprising (i) hypervariable region sequences wholly or substantially corresponding to sequences found in antibodies from a donor species; (ii) constant region sequences wholly or substantially corresponding to sequences found in antibodies from a target species which is different from the donor species; and (iii) heavy and/or light chain variable framework sequences which contain at least three non-CDR residues corresponding to sequences found in antibodies from a target species and at least three contiguous non-CDR residues corresponding to sequences found in antibodies from a donor species. The invention further provides antibody to canine or feline or equine antigens, e.g., CD20 or CD52, and methods of making and using antibodies as described.03-11-2010
20100158908Stable Polypeptide Formulations - The invention provides a formulation including a buffer having a pH less than 6.0, a divalent cation between about 5-200 mM, an excipient comprising a sugar or polyol and an effective amount of a therapeutic polypeptide. Also provided is a method of stabilizing a polypeptide. The method includes contacting a therapeutic polypeptide with a concentration of divalent cation between about 5-150 150 mM in a buffer having a pH less than 6.0 and an excipient comprising a sugar or polyol.06-24-2010
20090324589METHODS FOR CONTROLLING BLOOD PHARMACOKINETICS OF ANTIBODIES - The present inventors discovered that the half-life in blood of an IgG antibody which is a polypeptide comprising an FcRn-binding domain can be controlled by controlling the surface charge through modification of residues exposed on the surface among residues in the variable regions of the IgG antibody. Antibodies whose half-life in blood had been controlled by the methods of the present invention were confirmed to actually retain the original activity. The methods of the present invention are widely applicable to polypeptides comprising an FcRn-binding domain, such as IgG antibodies, which are recycled via the FcRn salvage pathway regardless of the type of target antigen.12-31-2009
20090010932GB VIRUS C (HEPATITIS G VIRUS) FOR THE TREATMENT OF HIV - GB virus C (GBV-C or hepatitis G virus) is a flavivirus that frequently leads to chronic viremia in humans. The invention provides compositions and methods involving an anti-GBV-C antibody or other GBV-C binding agent, or a GBV-C antigen, for inhibiting and treating HIV infections.01-08-2009
20080317745Methods of diagnosing, treating, or preventing plasma cell disorders - The present invention relates to methods and compositions for the diagnosis, treatment, management, or prevention of plasma cell disorders, including systemic light-chain amyloidosis (AL) and multiple myeloma (MM). In particular, the invention encompasses the use of anti-CD32B antibodies, analogs, derivatives or fragments thereof, or compounds or agents that bind to CD32B and modulate CD32B activity in the plasma cells of mammals. The invention also encompasses the use of anti-CD32B antibodies, analogs, derivatives or fragments thereof, or CD32B binding compounds or agents in combination with or in addition to other cancer therapies for the treatment, prevention, management, or amelioration of a plasma cell disorder characterized by the expression of CD32B, or one or more symptoms thereof. The invention further relates to the use of anti-CD32B antibodies, analogs, derivatives or fragments thereof for the detection of aberrant or altered expression of CD32B in plasma cells, to diagnosis and/or characterize a plasma cell disorder.12-25-2008
20080260734COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR CHARACTERIZING, REGULATING, DIAGNOSING, AND TREATING CANCER - The present invention relates to compositions and methods for characterizing, regulating, diagnosing, and treating cancer. For example, the present invention provides compositions and methods for inhibiting tumorigenesis of certain classes of cancer cells, including breast cancer cells and preventing metastasis. The present invention also provides systems and methods for identifying compounds that regulate tumorigenesis.10-23-2008
20080260731OPTIMIZED ANTIBODIES THAT TARGET CD19 - The present invention describes antibodies that target CD19, wherein the antibodies comprise at least one modification relative to a parent antibody, wherein the modification alters affinity to an FcγR or alters effector function as compared to the parent antibody. Also disclosed are methods of using the antibodies of the invention.10-23-2008
20080260728Treatment of Severe Multiple Sclerosis - Methods of treating multiple sclerosis are disclosed.10-23-2008
20100055098METHOD FOR TREATING MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS PATIENTS WITH ANTI-IL2R ANTIBODIES - Methods are disclosed for using anti-IL-2R antibodies for the treatment of MS patients. In certain embodiments, the patients have neutralizing antibodies to IFN-beta.03-04-2010
20100055097STABLE LYOPHILIZED PHARMACEUTICAL FORMULATION OF IGG ANTIBODIES - This invention is directed to a stable lyophilized pharmaceutical formulation prepared by lyophilizing an aqueous formulation comprising a high concentration, e.g. 50 mg/ml or more, of an IgG antibody in about 5-25 mM histidine buffer having pH from about 5.5 to about 6.5, about 0.005%-0.03% polysorbate, sucrose, and optionally serine, and/or mannitol. This lyophilized formulation is stable at room temperature for at least 6 months, and preferably 1 year. This lyophilized formulation has a short reconstitution time of less than 2 minutes, and is suitable for parenteral administration such as intravenous, intramuscular, intraperitoneal, or subcutaneous injection. This invention is exemplified by the anti-IL2 receptor antibody.03-04-2010
20090246196COMBINED TARGETED THERAPY FOR THE TREATMENT OF PROLIFERATIVE DISEASE - A method of treating an individual comprising: evaluating the disease state of said individual through quantitative and/or qualitative assays; administering in amounts sufficient to treat said disease at least three agents wherein at least one agent is an inhibitor of the human epidermal receptor pathway, at least one agent is signal transduction inhibitor and at least one agent is an angiogenesis inhibitor and; reevaluating the disease state of said individual presenting through quantitative and/or qualitative assays. A composition comprising a first agent that is an inhibitor of the human epidermal receptor pathway, a second agent that is an angiogenesis inhibitor and a third agent that is an inhibitor of Akt wherein said first agent, second agent, third agent and combinations thereof are present in amounts that when administered to an individual in a diseased state are sufficient to treat said disease.10-01-2009
20100015138Crystal structure of Staphylococcus aureus clumping factor a in complex with fibrinogen derived peptide and uses thereof - The present invention discloses crystal structure of 01-21-2010
20100015136CAMPTOTHECIN-PEPTIDE CONJUGATES AND PHARMACEUTICAL COMPOSITIONS CONTAINING THE SAME - The present invention relates to a novel compound of use in the improved delivery of therapeutic drug agents into target cells or tissues, composition comprising the same and uses thereof. The compound is more specifically a conjugate of a peptide moiety and a camptothecin, a derivative or analog thereof which provides numerous benefits, including enhancement in terms of aqueous solubility, pharmacokinetics and tissue distribution, enlargement of the therapeutic index, and limitation of the inter-patient metabolic variability, as well as improvement of delivery of the biologically active ingredient to the target cells or tissues.01-21-2010
20090191190Anti-ABeta Globulomer Antibodies, Antigen-Binding Moieties Thereof, Corresponding Hybridomas, Nucleic Acids, Vectors, Host Cells, Methods of Producing Said Antibodies, Compositions Comprising Said Antibodies, Uses Of Said Antibodies And Methods Of Using Said Antibodies - Anti-Aβ globulomer antibodies, antigen-binding moieties thereof, corresponding hybridomas, nucleic acids, vectors, host cells, methods of producing said antibodies, compositions comprising said antibodies, uses of said antibodies and methods of using said antibodies.07-30-2009
20090208499N-(Phosphonoalkyl)-Amino Acids, Derivatives Thereof and Compositions and Methods of Use - The present invention relates to an N-(phosphonoalkyl)-amino acid, a related compound or a derivative thereof, the N-(phosphonoalkyl)-amino acid, related compound or derivative thereof being in a form as a free acid, salt, partial salt, lactone, amide or ester, or in stereoisomeric or non-stereoisomeric form, other than N-(phosphonomethyl)-glycine or N,N-bis(phosphonomethyl)-glycine. Also included is a composition including an N-(phosphonoalkyl)-amino acid, a related compound or a derivative thereof in a form as a free acid, salt, partial salt, lactone, amide or ester, or in stereoisomeric or non-stereoisomeric form, and a cosmetically or pharmaceutically acceptable vehicle for topical or systemic administration to a mammalian subject, as well as a method of administering an effective amount of such a composition for alleviating or improving a condition, disorder, symptom or syndrome associated with at least one of a nervous, vascular, musculoskeletal or cutaneous system.08-20-2009
20100034812Antibodies Specific for BET V1 and Use Thereof in the Prevention and Treatment of BET V1- Induced Diseases - The present invention relates to Bet V 1 specific antibodies or fragments thereof and their use in the prevention and treatment of allergen induced diseases, wherein the antibodies block the binding of IgE to Bet V 1.02-11-2010
20110195064SURVIVAL PREDICTOR FOR DIFFUSE LARGE B CELL LYMPHOMA - The invention provides methods and materials related to a gene expression-based survival predictor for diffuse large B cell lymphoma (DLBCL) patients.08-11-2011
20110195069INHIBITORS OF COMPLEMENT ACTIVATION - The invention relates to factor D inhibitors, which bind to factor D and block the functional activity of factor D in complement activation. The inhibitors include antibody molecules, as well as homologues, analogues and modified or derived forms thereof, including immunoglobulin fragments like Fab, F(ab′)08-11-2011
20110195068PD-1 ANTAGONISTS AND METHODS OF USE THEREOF - Compositions and methods for enhancing and/or prolonging the activation of T cells (i.e., increasing antigen-specific proliferation of T cells, enhancing cytokine production by T cells, stimulating differentiation ad effector functions of T cells and/or promoting T cell survival) or overcoming T cell exhaustion and/or anergy are provided. Suitable compositions include PD-1 receptor antagonists that bind to and block the endogenous PD-1 receptor without triggering inhibitory signals from PD-1, or bind to and block PD-1 receptor ligands and preventing them from interacting with PD-1 receptors. Methods for using the PD-1 receptor antagonists to enhance immune responses in subjects in need thereof are provided.08-11-2011
20110195067POLYMERIC IMMUNOGLOBULIN FUSION PROTEINS THAT TARGET LOW AFFINITY FCy RECEPTORS - The present invention concerns a family of nucleic acids, polypeptides and cloning vectors which direct expression of fusion proteins that can mimic aggregated IgG (AIG) and immune complex function with respect to their interactions with FcγR and which allow for the inclusion and targeting of a second protein domain to cells expressing FcγR. This was accomplished by expressing multiple linear copies of the hinge and CH2 domains (HCH2) of human IgG08-11-2011
20110195066QUINOLINE INHIBITORS OF TYROSINE KINASE - The present invention relates to new quinoline inhibitors of tyrosine kinases, pharmaceutical compositions thereof, and methods of use thereof.08-11-2011
20110195063Methods of Treating Ankylosing Spondylitis Using Anti-TNF Antibodies and Peptides of Human Tumor Necrosis Factor - Anti-TNF antibodies, fragments and regions thereof which are specific for human tumor necrosis factor-α (TNFα) and are useful in vivo diagnosis and therapy of a number of TNFα-mediated pathologies and conditions, including ankylosing spondylitis, as well as polynucleotides coding for murine and chimeric antibodies, methods of producing the antibody, methods of use of the anti-TNF antibody, or fragment, region or derivative thereof, in immunoassays and immunotherapeutic approaches are provided.08-11-2011
20090191193Aryl Vinyl Sulfides, Sulfones, Sulfoxides and Sulfonamides, Derivatives Thereof and Therapeutic Uses Thereof - Compounds useful as antiproliferative agents, including, for example, anticancer agents, according to formula I:07-30-2009
20090191198METHODS FOR BLOCKING THE INTERACTION BETWEEN NKP80 AND ITS LIGANDS - The present invention relates to applications based on the findings of the interaction between NKp80 and its ligand AICL. A method of treating or preventing inflammatory diseases in a subject is disclosed, comprising administering a substance blocking the interaction between NKp80 and AICL, in particular for treating autoimmune diseases. Preferably, the substance is selected from the group comprising anti-NKp80-antibodies, anti-AICL-antibodies, soluble NKp80, soluble AICL, or functional fragments thereof.07-30-2009
20090191197CANCEROUS DISEASE MODIFYING ANTIBODIES - The present invention relates to a method for producing cancerous disease modifying antibodies using a novel paradigm of screening. By segregating the anti-cancer antibodies using cancer cell cytotoxicity as an end point, the process makes possible the production of anti-cancer antibodies for therapeutic and diagnostic purposes. The antibodies can be used in aid of staging and diagnosis of a cancer, and can be used to treat primary tumors and tumor metastases. The anti-cancer antibodies can be conjugated to toxins, enzymes, radioactive compounds, and hematogenous cells.07-30-2009
20090191195Combination of FcgammaRIIB-Specific Antibodies and CD20-Specific Antibodies and Methods of Use Thereof - The present invention relates to methods of treatment, prevention, management or amelioration of one or more symptoms of diseases or disorders associated with CD20 expression that encompass administration of a combination of: (A) one or more antibodies that specifically bind FcγRIIB, particularly human FcγRIIB, with greater affinity than said antibodies bind FcγRIIA, and (B) one or more antibodies that specifically bind to CD20. Such methods include methods of treating, preventing, managing or ameliorating one or more symptoms of a B cell related disease or disorder or an inflammatory disorder. The invention also provides pharmaceutical compositions comprising an anti-FcγRIIB antibody and an anti-CD20 antibody.07-30-2009
20090191192HUMANIZED ANTI-CCR2 ANTIBODIES AND METHODS OF USE THEREFOR - The present invention relates to a humanized antibody or functional fragment thereof which binds to a mammalian (e.g., human) CC-chemokine receptor 2 (CCR2) or a portion of the receptor and blocks binding of a ligand to the receptor. The invention further relates to a method of inhibiting the interaction of a cell bearing mammalian CCR2 with a ligand thereof, and to use of the antibodies and fragments in therapeutic, prophylactic and diagnostic methods.07-30-2009
20090191191Methods for the Modulation of IL-13 - The present invention is drawn to methods for modulating IL-13 expression and/or activity in a mammal comprising administering an effective amount of an agent which modulates the expression and/or activity of IL-9.07-30-2009
20100158903METHODS FOR TREATING PROGRESSIVE MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS - The present invention concerns methods for treating progressive multiple sclerosis (MS) in a patient, and an article of manufacture with instructions for such use.06-24-2010
20100158902MONOCLONAL ANTIBODIES AGAINST STROMAL DERIVED FACTOR-1 (SDF-1) - The present disclosure provides isolated monoclonal antibodies, particularly human monoclonal antibodies, that specifically bind to SDF-1 with high affinity. Nucleic acid molecules encoding SDF-1 antibodies, expression vectors, host cells and methods for expressing the SDF-1 antibodies are also provided. Immunoconjugates, bispecific molecules and pharmaceutical compositions comprising the SDF-1 antibodies are also provided. Methods for detecting SDF-1, as well as methods for treating various B cell malignancies, including breast cancer, multiple myeloma and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, and autoimmune disorders are disclosed.06-24-2010
20100158900ANTI-MARINOBUFAGENIN ANTIBODIES AND METHODS FOR THEIR USE - Described herein are deposited hybridoma cell lines and the monoclonal antibodies produced by these hybridomas, and antigen binding fragments thereof. These monoclonal antibodies and antigen binding fragments specifically bind marinobufagenin. The disclosure also encompasses the use of these monoclonal antibodies or antigen binding fragments in a method for detecting the presence of marinobufagenin in a biological sample. Also provided are methods for the use of these monoclonal antibodies or antigen binding fragments as prophylactic, therapeutic, and diagnostic agents for the detection, inhibition and treatment of a cardiovascular disease, for example, essential hypertension, hypertension associated with preeclampsia, eclampsia, or renal failure, or myocardial fibrosis in a subject.06-24-2010
20100008907MUSCLE REGENERATION PROMOTER - The present inventors studied the effects of inhibiting the IL-6 signaling pathway on muscle cell growth. As a result, they discovered that, administering an IL-6 inhibitor can promote the adhesion, proliferation, and differentiation of satellite cells and therefore muscle regeneration.01-14-2010
20100135993METHOD OF TREATING MALIGNANT MESOTHELIOMA - The present invention relates to a therapeutic agent for malignant mesothelioma comprising a substance which inhibits binding of CD26 to extracellular matrix such as an siRNA targeting CD26 cDNA or an anti-CD26 antibody. The present invention also relates to a method of treating malignant mesothelioma, which comprises administering the substance to a patient in need thereof.06-03-2010
20090041768Modified Fc molecules - The present invention concerns compositions of matter, for example, but not limited to, modified antibodies, in which one or more biologically active peptides are incorporated into a loop region of a non-terminal domain of an immunoglobulin Fc domain.02-12-2009
20130084287DIAGNOSTIC MARKERS - The present invention provides methods for determining epithelial and mesenchymal phenotype of tumors and predicting whether tumor growth will be sensitive or resistant to treatment with an EGFR inhibitor.04-04-2013
20130084289TREATMENT OF MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS - The present invention concerns treatment of autoimmune diseases with antagonists which bind to B cell surface markers, such as CD19 or CD20.04-04-2013
20100074895METHOD FOR DETECTING AND CONTROLLING CANCER - Methods are provided for treating cancer metastasis by administering a therapeutic composition targeting a kinase substrate cascade.03-25-2010
20100074899METHODS FOR TREATING CONDITIONS ASSOCIATED WITH MASP-2 DEPENDENT COMPLEMENT ACTIVATION - In one aspect, the invention provides methods of inhibiting the effects of MASP-2-dependent complement activation in a living subject. The methods comprise the step of administering, to a subject in need thereof, an amount of a MASP-2 inhibitory agent effective to inhibit MASP-2-dependent complement activation. In some embodiments, the MASP-2 inhibitory agent inhibits cellular injury associated with MASP-2-mediated alternative complement pathway activation, while leaving the classical (C1q-dependent) pathway component of the immune system intact. In another aspect, the invention provides compositions for inhibiting the effects of lectin-dependent complement activation, comprising a therapeutically effective amount of a MASP-2 inhibitory agent and a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier.03-25-2010
20100074898AMINO NICOTINIC AND ISONICOTINIC ACID DERIVATIVES AS DHODH INHIBITORS - The present disclosure relates to compounds of formula (I):03-25-2010
20100074897Methods and Compositions related to HIF-1 alpha - Disclosed are compositions and methods related to HIF-1α.03-25-2010
20100074896ANTAGONISTS OF PGE2 EP3 RECEPTORS - PGE2 EP3 receptors affect injury size following cerebral ischemia and induced excitotoxicity. Treatment with selective EP3 antagonists decreases infarct size. In addition, such antagonists can reduce lesions caused by N-methyl-D-aspartic acid-induced acute excitotoxicity. Similarly, genetic deletion of EP3 provides protection against N-methyl-D-aspartic acid-induced toxicity. PGE2, by stimulating EP3 receptors, can contribute to the toxicity associated with cyclooxygenase and that antagonizing this receptor can be used therapeutically to protect against stroke- and excitotoxicity-induced brain damage.03-25-2010
20100074892Monoclonal Antibodies That Neutralize Anthrax Protective Antigen (PA) Toxin - The present invention relates to monoclonal antibodies that bind or neutralize anthrax protective antigen (PA) toxin. The invention provides such antibodies, fragments of such antibodies retaining anthrax PA toxin-binding ability, fully human or humanized antibodies retaining anthrax PA toxin-binding ability, and pharmaceutical compositions including such antibodies. The invention further provides for isolated nucleic acids encoding the antibodies of the invention and host cells transformed therewith. Additionally, the invention provides for prophylactic, therapeutic, and diagnostic methods employing the antibodies and nucleic acids of the invention.03-25-2010
20100074893ECM-Complex Antibody Compositions and Methods of Use - The invention provides isolated anti-ECM-complex antibodies that bind to ECM-complexes. The invention also encompasses compositions comprising an anti-ECM-complex antibody and a carrier. These compositions can be provided in an article of manufacture or a kit. Another aspect of the invention is an isolated nucleic acid encoding an anti-ECM-complex antibody, as well as an expression vector comprising the isolated nucleic acid. Also provided are cells that produce the anti-ECM-complex antibodies. The invention encompasses a method of producing the anti-ECM-complex antibodies. Other aspects of the invention are a method of detecting an ECM-complex expressing cancer, a method of inhibiting growth of an ECM-complex-expressing tumor, and a method of alleviating or treating an ECM-complex-expressing cancer in a mammal, comprising administering a therapeutically effective amount of the anti-ECM-complex antibody to the mammal.03-25-2010
20100074894PHARMACEUTICAL COMPOSITION CONTAINING ANTIBODIES DIRECTED AGAINST THE HERV-W ENVELOPE - A pharmaceutical composition that contains, as an active ingredient, at least one antibody directed against the HERV-W envelope protein, except for any antibody specifically directed against the binding site between said env protein and the hASCT1 or hASCT2 receptor.03-25-2010
20090053219METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR INCREASING ALPHA-L-IDURONIDASE ACTIVITY IN THE CNS - Provided herein are methods and compositions for treating a subject suffering from a deficiency in α-L-Iduronidase in the CNS. The methods include systemic administration of a bifunctional fusion antibody comprising an antibody to a human insulin receptor and an α-L-Iduronidase. A therapeutically effective systemic dose is based on the specific CNS uptake characteristics of human insulin receptor antibody-α-L-Iduronidase fusion antibodies as described herein.02-26-2009
20120244152NOVEL ANTAGONIST ANTIBODIES AND THEIR FAB FRAGMENTS AGAINST GPVI AND USES THEREOF - The present invention discloses novel antibodies that specifically bind to the human platelet membrane protein Glycoprotein VI (GPVI) and their monovalent fragments or derivatives. The antibodies of the invention are antibodies from hybridoma clone 390 and fragment antibodies thereof able to induce a GPVI depletion pheno-type. These antibodies and Fab fragments are able to block collagen binding and thus preventing platelet activation by collagen. The invention also relates to hybridoma clones and expression plasmids for the production of disclosed antibodies and Fab fragments. The present invention further refers to the uses of monovalent antibody fragments to manufacture research, diagnostic and immunotherapeutic agents for the treatment of thrombosis and other vascular diseases. The invention also concerns a Fab bearing a molecule at the C-terminal extremity, as well as method for prevention of recognition of Fab by antibodies using such modified Fab. The invention concerns a method for prevention of platelet activation when an anti-GP VI Fab is used.09-27-2012
20120244151Treatment of Cancer Involving Mutated KRAS or BRAF Genes - The present invention provides a method of treating cancer in a subject wherein the cancer comprises mutated KRAS or BRAF genes. The method comprises administering to the subject an effective amount of an antibody or antigen binding fragment thereof wherein the antibody or antigen binding fragment thereof competes with SC104 for binding to the human colon cancer cell line Colo205.09-27-2012
20120244149BENZOXAZEPIN PI3K INHIBITOR COMPOUNDS AND METHODS OF USE - Benzoxazepin compounds of Formula I, including stereoisomers, geometric isomers, tautomers, solvates, metabolites and pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof, wherein: Z09-27-2012
20120244148ANTI-INTERFERON-ALPHA ANTIBODIES - The present invention relates generally to the generation and characterization of neutralizing anti-IFN-α monoclonal antibodies with broad reactivity against various IFN-α subtypes. The invention further relates to the use of such anti-IFN-α antibodies in the diagnosis and treatment of disorders associated with increased expression of IFN-α, in particular, autoimmune disorders such as insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (IDDM) and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE).09-27-2012
20120244146TREATMENT OF TAUOPATHIES - The invention is directed to methods of treatment of Alzheimer's disease and other tauopathies, via the administration of antibodies having specificity to abnormal forms of tau protein, the antibodies showing no binding and/or reactivity to a normal tau protein and being administered under conditions and in amounts effective to prevent or treat Alzheimer's disease or other tauopathies. In certain embodiments, the antibodies are selective for soluble truncated tau protein truncated at (i) its C-terminus after the glutamic acid residue Glu391, or (ii) at the aspartic acid residue Asp421, or (iii) at its N-terminus at the aspartic acid residue Asp13, or (iv) a combination of (i)-(iii). Further aspects of the invention are directed to the administration of an immunogen comprising an abnormal tau, preferably a soluble truncated tau.09-27-2012
20120244145ENHANCED IMMUNOLOGICAL RESPONSES - Cancers and other diseases can be treated with two or three types of agents: an agent which induces lymphodepletion or lymphopenia; an inhibitory antibody to a surface marker on Treg cells; and optionally a specific antigen. This combination may lead to enhanced immune responses despite lymphodepletion or lymphopenia.09-27-2012
20120244144PERTUSSIS ANTIBODIES AND USES THEREOF - Compositions and methods are provided that are useful to treat respiratory diseases such as whooping cough. Further, compositions and methods of immunizing are provided.09-27-2012
20130078237CD27L ANTIGEN BINDING PROTEINS - The present invention relates to CD27L antigen binding proteins, such an antibodies, polynucleotides encoding said CD27l antigen binding proteins, antibody drug conjugate compositions, and methods for diagnosing and treating diseases associated with CD27L expression.03-28-2013
20090238825NOVEL RABBIT ANTIBODY HUMANIZATION METHODS AND HUMANIZED RABBIT ANTIBODIES - The present invention is directed to novel and improved methods for humanizing rabbit heavy and light variable regions. The resulting humanized rabbit heavy and light chains and antibodies and antibody fragments containing are well suited for use in immunotherapy and immunodiagnosis as they retain the antigen binding affinity of the parent antibody and based on their very high level of sequence identity to human antibody sequences should be essentially non-immunogenic in humans. The invention exemplifies the protocol for the manufacture of therapeutic humanized anti-human TNF-alpha and anti-human IL-6 antibodies.09-24-2009
20120183536METHODS OF USING CORTICOTROPIN-RELEASING FACTOR FOR THE TREATMENT OF CANCER - Provided herein is are methods of treating cancer in a human by administering CRF, optionally in combination with a second agent, such as an angiogenesis inhibitor.07-19-2012
20120183541HAIR GROWTH METHODS USING FGFR4 EXTRACELLULAR DOMAINS - The present invention relates to a method of promoting hair growth comprising administering a fibroblast growth factor receptor 4 (FGFR4) extracellular domain (ECD), including native FGFR4 ECDs, variants, fragments, and fusion molecules, to a subject in an amount sufficient to promote hair growth.07-19-2012
20120183540METHODS OF PROMOTING FAT LOSS COMPRISING ADMINISTERING AN ALK7 INHIBITOR - The invention relates to ALK7 soluble receptors and their uses as antagonists of the function of certain ligands such as GDF-8 (Myostatin) and GDF-11. The ALK7 soluble receptor of the invention is useful as antagonists of GDF-8 and GDF-11 in the treatment of neuronal diseases or conditions such as stroke, spinal cord injury, and all peripheral nerve diseases. The ALK7 soluble receptor of the invention is also useful as GH (growth hormone) equivalent, and for increasing muscle mass.07-19-2012
20120183539Cancer Metastasis Inhibitor - The present inventors used a model of intrasplenically induced liver metastasis to determine whether or not NF-κB activation in the liver is involved in the onset of metastatic tumors. When IKKβ was deleted from both liver cells and hematopoietically-derived cells, the onset of tumors was reduced remarkably. Tumor cells activated neighboring bone marrow cells (Kupffer cells) and produced mitogens such as interleukin (IL)-6, and this promoted angiogenesis and growth of tumors. The mitogen production depended on NF-κB in hematopoietically-derived Kupffer cells. Furthermore, treatment with an anti-IL-6 receptor antibody decreased the degree of metastatic tumor development. That is, the present inventors showed that tumor metastasis depends on inflammation, and proinflammatory intervention that targets Kupffer cells is useful for chemical prevention of metastatic tumors. Furthermore, it was shown that inhibition of the IKKβ/NF-κB signal transduction pathway, in particular IL-6 inhibition, can be utilized for anti-metastasis agents.07-19-2012
20120183538SPARC ANTISENSE COMPOSITIONS AND USES THEREOF - The invention provides SPARC antisense oligonucleotides and methods of their use in proliferative diseases such as cancer and hepatic fibrosis.07-19-2012
201201835371,2,4-THIAZOLOIDIN-3-ONE DERIVATIVES AND THEIR USE IN THE TREATMENT OF CANCER - According to the invention there is provided a compound of formula (I) wherein: A represents C(═N—W-D) or S; B represents S or C(—NH—W-D); when: A represents C(═N—W-D) and B represents S then the bond between B and the NH atom is a single bond; or A represents S and B represents C(—NH—W-D) then the bond between B and the NH atom is a double bond; X represents -Q-[CR07-19-2012
20120183535 USE OF INHIBITORS OF BRUTON'S TYROSINE KINASE (BTK) - Disclosed herein are methods for treating a cancer comprising: a. administering a Btk inhibitor to a subject sufficient to result in an increase or appearance in the blood of a subpopulation of lymphocytes defined by immunophenotyping; b. determining the expression profile of one or more biomarkers from one or more subpopulation of lymphocytes; and c. administering a second agent based on the determined expression profile.07-19-2012
20120183534METHODS, COMPOSITIONS AND APPARATUSES FOR FACILITATING REGENERATION - Apparatuses, compositions and methods for removing cells which interfere with regenerative processes. The apparatuses, compositions and methods selectively kill partially functional and/or non-functional cells versus functional cells while protecting functional proliferative cells to the extent that, upon removal of the killed cells by disintegration or scavenging, functional cells replace the partially- or non-functional cells.07-19-2012
20130078241ANTI-CD33 ANTIBODIES AND METHODS FOR TREATMENT OF ACUTE MYELOID LEUKEMIA USING THE SAME - The present invention relates to antibodies that bind CD33. More particularly, the invention relates to anti-CD33 antibodies, fragments and homologues of these antibodies, humanized and resurfaced versions of these antibodies, functional equivalents and improved versions of these antibodies, immunoconjugates and compositions comprising these antibodies, and the uses of same in diagnostic, research and therapeutic applications. The invention also relates to a polynucleotide encoding these antibodies, vectors comprising the polynucleotides, host cells transformed with polynucleotides and methods of producing these antibodies.03-28-2013
20130078238Methods and Compositions for Treating Hepatitis with Anti-CD3 Immune Molecule Therapy - A method or composition comprising an anti-CD3 immune molecule for treatment of hepatitis in a subject.03-28-2013
20130078235NEUREGULIN BASED COMPOSITIONS AND USES THEREOF FOR PREVENTING, TREATING OR DELAYING THE MYOCARDIAL ISCHEMIA-REPERFUSION INJURY - The present invention elates to the applications of neuregulin in the preparation of drugs for preventing, treating or delaying the ischemia-reperfusion injury (IRI) in mammals, particularly in humans. In particular, the present invention provides the neuregulin based compositions and methods for preventing, treating or delaying the myocardial ischemia-reperfusion injury. Specifically, although it has been shown in cytological experiments, animal studies and clinical trials that neuregulin can improve the cytoskeleton structure of myocytes and cardiac function, it is still unknown whether neuregulin has effects on the myocardial ischemia-reperfusion injury. The present invention proves that neuregulin reduces the infarction size in the rat IRI model, which indicates that neuregulin can be used for preventing, treating or delaying the myocardial ischemia-reperfusion injury03-28-2013
20130078242Antibodies With Immune Effector Activity And That Internalize In Endosialin-Positive Cells - This invention relates to the use of monoclonal and polyclonal antibodies that specifically bind to and have the ability in the alternative to become internalized by cells expressing endosialin and to induce an immune effector activity such as antibody-dependent cellular cytotoxicity. The antibodies are useful in specific delivery of pharmacologic agents to endosialin-expressing cells as well as in eliciting an immune-effector activity particularly on tumor and neovascular cells and precursors. The invention is also related to nucleotides encoding the antibodies of the invention, cells expressing the antibodies; methods of detecting cancer and neovascular cells; and methods of treating cancer and neovascular disease using the antibodies, derivatives and fragments.03-28-2013
201300782404-1BB BINDING MOLECULES - The present disclosure provides isolated binding molecules that bind to human 4-1BB, nucleic acid molecules encoding an amino acid sequence of the binding molecules, vectors comprising the nucleic acid molecules, host cells containing the vectors, methods of making the binding molecules, pharmaceutical compositions containing the binding molecules, and methods of using the binding molecules or compositions.03-28-2013
20130078239HUMAN DIACYLGLYCEROL ACYLTRANSFERASE 2 (DGAT2) FAMILY MEMBERS AND USES THEREFOR - The present invention relates to compositions and methods for the diagnosis and treatment of obesity and related metabolic disorders. The invention provides isolated nucleic acids molecules, designated DGAT2 family member nucleic acid molecules, which encode diacylglycerol acyltransferase family members. The invention also provides recombinant expression vectors containing DGAT2 family member nucleic acid molecules, host cells into which the expression vectors have been introduced, and nonhuman transgenic animals in which a DGAT2 family member gene has been introduced or disrupted. The invention still further provides isolated DGAT2 family member proteins, fusion proteins, antigenic peptides and anti-DGAT2 family member antibodies. Methods of use of the provided DGAT2 family member compositions for screening, diagnostic and therapeutic methods in connection with obesity disorders are also disclosed.03-28-2013
20100047243NOVEL ANTIBODIES AGAINST IGF-IR - The present invention relates to antibodies or antigen binding fragments thereof which specifically binds to IGF-1R, specifically hIGF-1R. Also disclosed are antibody preparations comprising antibodies or antigen binding fragments of the invention. Methods of producing such antibodies or antigen binding fragments and uses thereof are also included within the scope of the present invention.02-25-2010
20120183533MIMOTOPES OF HIV ENV - The invention provides methods, compositions and kits for treating and or preventing an HIV infection. For example, HIV envelope-like polypeptides (wild-type HIV polypeptides and mimotopes) may be administered to an individual so as to induce a protective immune response to HIV. Alternatively, antibodies directed to the HIV envelope-like polypeptides may be administered to an individual to treat or prevent an HIV infection and/or one or more symptoms associated with the infection (e.g., AIDS).07-19-2012
20130039904GAMBOGIC ACID CYCLIZATION ANALOGUES, THEIR PREPARATION METHOD AND APPLICATION THEREOF - The present invention discloses a gamboge acid cyclization analogs, their preparation methods and applications by semi-synthesis with the following structural formula I-III:02-14-2013
20090081212USE AND TARGETING OF CD98 LIGHT-CHAIN PROTEINS IN THERAPIES FOR THYROID HORMONE DISORDERS - The invention is related to the normalization of thyroid hormone transport by modulation of 4F2hc, CD981c, and the 4F2hc-CD981c heterodimer. Approaches to identify compounds that modulate thyroid hormone disorders, methods of identifying agonists and antagonists that modulate thyroid hormone disorders, and methods of making pharmaceuticals that ameliorate a thyroid hormone disorder are described herein.03-26-2009
20130084288ANTAGONIST ANTI-NOTCH3 ANTIBODIES AND THEIR USE IN THE PREVENTION AND TREATMENT OF NOTCH3-RELATED DISEASES - The present invention relates to antagonist antibodies that specifically bind to Notch 3 and inhibit its activation. The present invention includes antibodies binding to a conformational epitope comprising the first Lin12 domain and the second dimerization domain. The present invention also includes uses of these antibodies to treat or prevent Notch 3 related diseases or disorders.04-04-2013
20130084290Antibodies to Thymic Stromal Lymphopoietin (TSLP) Receptor Molecules and Uses Thereof - The present invention provides Thymic Stromal Lymphopoietin Receptor (TSLPR) polypeptides and nucleic acid molecules encoding the same. The invention also provides selective binding agents, vectors, host cells, and methods for producing TSLPR polypeptides. The invention further provides pharmaceutical compositions and methods for the diagnosis, treatment, amelioration, and/or prevention of diseases, disorders, and conditions associated with TSLPR polypeptides.04-04-2013
20130084283OLIGOMER-SPECIFIC AMYLOID BETA EPITOPE AND ANTIBODIES - A novel constrained peptide epitope derived from Aβ, wherein the eptitope comprises the amino acid sequence SNK, related antibody compositions and methods of use. An isolated antibody that specifically binds to a cyclic peptide comprising the conformational epitope which comprises the amino acid sequence SNK and corresponding to a solvent-exposed, antibody accessible knuckle region of oligomeric Aβ is described. An antigenic peptide comprising an epitope having a constrained cyclic configuration, which comprises the amino acid sequence SNK and corresponding to a solvent-exposed, antibody accessible knuckle region of oligomeric Aβ is also described. Methods of treating, preventing and diagnosing Alzheimer's disease are also described.04-04-2013
20130084285TREATMENT WITH ANTI-ALPHA2 INTEGRIN ANTIBODIES - The invention relates to a formulation of an anti-α2 integrin antibody for administration to a patient, which is suitable for the treatment of cancer.04-04-2013
20130084284Antigen Binding Molecules That Bind EGFR, Vectors Encoding Same, and Uses Thereof - The present invention relates to antigen binding molecules (ABMs). In particular embodiments, the present invention relates to recombinant monoclonal antibodies, including chimeric, primatized or humanized antibodies specific for human EGFR. In addition, the present invention relates to nucleic acid molecules encoding such ABMs, and vectors and host cells comprising such nucleic acid molecules. The invention further relates to methods for producing the ABMs of the invention, and to methods of using these ABMs in treatment of disease. In addition, the present invention relates to ABMs with modified glycosylation having improved therapeutic properties, including antibodies with increased Fc receptor binding and increased effector function.04-04-2013
20130084280COMPOSITIONS INCLUDING TRICIRIBINE AND METHODS OF USE THEREOF - This invention encompasses combination therapies including TCN, TCN-P, TCN-PM and/or related compounds and one or more additional anti-cancer agents, for example, taxanes a molecule that modulates the HER2/neu (erbB2) receptor, anthracyclin compounds, epidermal growth factor receptor inhibitor compounds, one or more platinum compounds and bortezomib and derivatives thereof and compositions with reduced toxicity for the treatment and prevention of tumors, cancer, and other disorders associated with abnormal cell proliferation.04-04-2013
20130084282COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR TARGETING TYPE 1 INTERFERON PRODUCING CELLS - The present disclosure provides a method for treating lupus, Sjörgen's syndrome or scleroderma, the method comprising administering to the mammal an immunoglobulin which binds an interleukin 3 receptor α (IL-3Rα) chain and which depletes or at least partly eliminates plasmacytoid dendritic cells (p DCs) and basophils to which it binds.04-04-2013
20130084281METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR THE TREATMENT OF CANCER, TUMORS, AND TUMOR-RELATED DISORDERS - Described herein are compositions and methods for using these compositions in the treatment of cancer, tumors, and tumor-related disorders in a subject.04-04-2013
20130034549COMBINATION THERAPY FOR TREATING BREAST CANCER - The invention provides compositions and methods for treating breast cancer. Specifically, the invention relates to administering a Transforming Growth Factor beta (TGFβ) antagonist in combination with capecitabine and ixabepilone to treat breast cancer.02-07-2013
20130084279COMPOSITIONS INCLUDING TRICIRIBINE AND TRASTUZUMAB AND METHODS OF USE THEREOF - This application relates to combination therapies including triciribine and related compounds and trastuzumab or a salt thereof and compositions with reduced toxicity for the treatment and prevention of tumors, cancer, and other disorders associated with abnormal cell proliferation.04-04-2013
20130078236Anti-CD28 humanized Antibodies - The invention relates to humanized antibodies directed against the human lymphocyte receptor CD28. When used in a monovalent form these antibodies are antagonists, i.e. capable of blocking of the CD28/B7 interaction, without activating CD28. These antibodies can be used in particular as therapeutic agents for blocking T cell activation through the CD28 receptor.03-28-2013
20100003244AGENTS WHICH BIND TO EPITOPES OF GLYCOPROTEIN VI - The present invention provides anti-thrombotic agents, methods for screening for said anti-thrombotics agents and methods of treating thrombotic and other cardiovascular disorders.01-07-2010
20130084286DIAGNOSTIC MARKERS - The present invention provides methods of predicting response to a cancer therapy based on the methylation status of the ERBB2 gene. One aspect of the invention provides a method of predicting response to an EGFR inhibitor therapy based on the methylation status of the ERBB2 gene.04-04-2013
201000682044-ARYLOXYQUINOLIN-2(1H)-ONES AS MTOR KINASE AND PI3 KINASE INHIBITORS, FOR USE AS ANTI-CANCER AGENTS - Compounds of the formula I03-18-2010
20090130100METHODS OF USING HUMANIZED ANTIBODIES AND COMPOSITIONS FOR BINDING SPHINGOSINE-1-PHOSPHATE - The present invention relates to anti-S1P agents, particularly humanized monoclonal antibodies (and antigen binding fragments thereof) specifically reactive with S1P, compositions containing such antibodies (or fragments), and the use of such antibodies (or fragments), for example, to treat diseases and conditions associated with aberrant levels of S1P.05-21-2009
20090175863AGENTS TARGETING CD138 AND USES THEREOF - Disclosed is a human murine chimeric antibody which substantially retains the antigen binding region of its murine counterpart and displays improved binding affinities to the antigen and/or more homogenous binding to target cells.07-09-2009
20090130096Gene Signature of Early Hypoxia to Predict Patient Survival - The present invention provides methods and compositions for predicting patient responses to cancer treatment using hypoxia gene signatures. These methods can comprise measuring in a biological sample from a patient the levels of gene expression of a group of the genes designated herein. The present invention also provides for microarrays that can detect expression from a group of genes.05-21-2009
20120207751Imidazoquinolines as lipid kinase inhibitors - The invention relates to a combination comprising compounds of formula (I)08-16-2012
20130039909PREDICTING RESPONSE TO A HER INHIBITOR - The present application describes the use of low HER3 as a selection criterion for treating patients with a HER inhibitor, such as pertuzumab.02-14-2013
20130039908PROGNOSTIC MARKERS AND METHODS FOR PROSTATE CANCER - The present invention relates to methods and compositions for the diagnosis, prognosis and treatment of neoplastic disorders. Some embodiments include methods, compositions, and kits for the prognosis and treatment of prostate cancer.02-14-2013
20130039906PYRAZOLO[3,4-c]PYRIDINE COMPOUNDS AND METHODS OF USE - Pyrazolo[3,4-c]pyridine compounds of Formula I, including stereoisomers, geometric isomers, tautomers, and pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof, wherein R02-14-2013
20130039905Diazoxide For Use In The Treatment Or Prevention Of A Central Nervous System (CNS) Autoimmune Demyelinating Disease - The invention relates to the use of diazoxide or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof at low doses to treat a CNS autoimmune demyelinating disease selected from selected from multiple sclerosis (MS), clinically isolated syndrome (CIS), tumefactive (tumor-like) M S, Marburg's acute M S, Balós's concentric sclerosis, acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM), post-vaccinal encephalitis (PVE), post-infectious encephalomyelitis (PIE) and neuromyelitis optica (NMO).02-14-2013
20130039907METHODS OF TREATING HEMATOLOGICAL PROLIFERATIVE DISORDERS BY TARGETING EPHA3 EXPRESSED ON ABERRANT VASCULATURE IN BONE MARROW - The invention provides diagnostic and therapeutic methods for the treatment of hematological proliferative disorders.02-14-2013
201000986894-1 bb ligand in inflammatory diseases - The invention provides 4-IBBL blocking agents, as well as pharmaceutical compositions and articles of manufacture comprising such blocking agents as new therapeutic interventions for sustained inflammation. Thus, the invention also provides methods for reducing sustained production of tumor necrosis factor.04-22-2010
20100111951ADAM-9 Modulators - The invention provides the identification and characterization of a disease and cancer-associated antigen, KID24. The invention also provides modulators of KID24, including a family of monoclonal antibodies that bind to antigen KID24, and methods of diagnosing and treating various human cancers and diseases with KID24.05-06-2010
20100111948ANTI-IL-22RA ANTIBODIES AND BINDING PARTNERS AND METHODS OF USING IN INFLAMMATION - The present invention relates to blocking, inhibiting, reducing, antagonizing or neutralizing the activity of IL-22, IL-20, or both IL-20 and IL-22 polypeptide molecules. IL-20 and IL-22 are cytokines that are involved in inflammatory processes and human disease. IL-22RA (zcytor11) is a common receptor for IL-20 and IL-22. The present invention includes anti-IL-22RA antibodies and binding partners, as well as methods for antagonizing IL-22 or both IL-20 and IL-22 using such antibodies and binding partners.05-06-2010
20090022718Methods of treating a blood pathology using anti-TNF antibodies and fragments thereof - Anti-TNF antibodies, fragments and regions thereof which are specific for human tumor necrosis factor-α (TNFα) and are useful in vivo diagnosis and therapy of a number of TNFα-mediated pathologies and conditions, as well as polynucleotides coding for murine and chimeric antibodies, methods of producing the antibody, methods of use of the anti-TNF antibody, or fragment, region or derivative thereof, in immunoassays and immunotherapeutic approaches are provided.01-22-2009
20090208488Regulation of dendritic cell functions by the DCAL-2 receptor - This invention provides antibodies that specifically bind to DCAL-2 and other DCAL-2 reagents that modulate dendritic cell function. Modulators of the receptor, including modulators that alter DCAL-2 associated signals to and from DCs, can be used to alter dendritic cell function and to enhance or inhibit immune responses to cancer antigens, autoantigens, or pathogens.08-20-2009
20120263715Topical Methods Of Treating RSV Infections And Related Conditions - The present invention provides methods for preventing, managing, treating and/or ameliorating a respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infection (e.g., acute RSV disease, or a RSV upper respiratory tract infection (URI) and/or lower respiratory tract infection (LRI)), and/or a symptom or a long-term respiratory condition relating thereto (e.g., asthma, wheezing, reactive airway disease (RAD), or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)) in a human subject, comprising topically administering to said human an effective amount of one or more antibodies that immunospecifically bind to one or more RSV antigens with a high affinity and/or high avidity and further comprise a modified IgG constant domain, or FcRn-binding fragment thereof, to not only decrease RSV infection, but also decrease the pro-inflammatory epithelial cell immune responses in order to mitigate the later development of asthma and/or wheezing and/or COPD in said patient.10-18-2012
20120263707Broad Spectrum ErbB Ligand Binding Molecules and Methods for Preparing and Using Them - Chimeric ErbB ligand binding molecules having detectable binding activity for more ErbB ligands than any one of native ErbB 1, ErbB3 or ErbB4 are disclosed. Preferably, the binding molecules bind a broad spectrum and, more preferably, the full spectrum of ErbB ligands. The chimeric ErbB ligand binding molecules generally have a subunit LI derived from one of ErbB1, 3, or 4 and a subunit LII derived from another distinct ErbB receptor type. The sub-domain, SI, which joins LI and LII can be from either one of the receptor types or can have portions from both. Pharmaceutical compositions that contain the molecules and methods for the treatment of ErbB sensitive diseases are also disclosed.10-18-2012
20100111950USE OF IL-23 AND IL-17 ANTAGONISTS TO TREAT AUTOIMMUNE OCULAR INFLAMMATORY DISEASE - Novel methods and drug products for treating autoimmune ocular inflammatory disease are disclosed, which involve administration of agents that antagonize one or both of IL-17 and IL-23 activity.05-06-2010
20100111942COMBINATION THERAPY FOR THE TREATMENT OF OCULAR NEOVASCULAR DISORDERS - The invention features methods for treating a patient diagnosed with, or at risk of developing, a neovascular disorder by administering a PDGF antagonist and a VEGF antagonist to the patient. The invention also features a pharmaceutical composition containing a PDGF antagonist and a VEGF antagonist for the treatment or prevention of a neovascular disorder.05-06-2010
20100111941METHODS FOR TREATING CANCER - The invention relates to the treatment of abnormal or undesirable cell proliferation, particularly endothelial cell proliferation related to tumor growth. The compositions comprise anti-metastatic agents in combination with one or more anti-cancer agent.05-06-2010
20100111944METHOD OF DIAGNOSING, CLASSIFYING AND TREATING ENDOMETRIAL CANCER AND PRECANCER - Diagnostic and therapeutic applications for endometrial cancer are described. The diagnostic and therapeutic applications are based on certain activation mutations in the FGFR2 gene and its expression products. The present invention is directed to nucleotide sequences, amino acid sequences, probes, and primers related to FGFR2 activation mutants and kits comprising these mutants to diagnosis and classify endometrial cancer in a subject.05-06-2010
20090130101ANTI-CANCER THERAPY WITH AN EXTRACT OF SCUTELLARIA BARBATA - Methods of treating cancer with a combination of an extract of 05-21-2009
20100322927GLYCOSYLATED ANTIBODIES - The invention provides an antibody comprising human IgG1 or IgG3 heavy chain constant domains that are glycosylated with a sugar chain at Asn297, said antibody being characterized in that the amount of fucose within said sugar chain is at least 99%, and in addition the amount of NGNA is 1% or less and/or the amount of N-terminal alpha 1,3 galactose is 1% or less, and uses thereof.12-23-2010
20100322923Medical Uses of Glucans - The invention relates to a glucan having a beta-(1,3)-backbone with one or more beta-(1,3)-side chains linked thereto for use in the treatment of asthma and related diseases of abnormal pulmonary function in an animal. Also described is a method of treating asthma and related diseases of abnormal pulmonary function in an animal comprising administering to said animal an effective amount of a glucan having a beta-(1,3)-backbone with one or more beta-(1,3)-side chains linked thereto.12-23-2010
20090214530MODIFIED CpG OLIGODEOXYNUCLEOTIDE WITH IMPROVED IMMUNOREGULATORY FUNCTION - The present invention relates to a modified CpG oligodeoxynucleotide (ODN) which is prepared by coupling a consecutive sequence of deoxyribothymine (dT) to the 3′-terminus of CpG ODN having immunoregularory function, thereby improving immunoactivity of splenocytes, macrophages and peripheral mononuclear cells, and therefore, can be effectively used as a vaccine adjuvant for preventing and treating hepatitis B or an anticancer agent. Since the phosphorothioate CpG ODN having the consecutive sequence of dT at its 3′-terminus shows high activity inducing Th-1 immune response and does not elicit in vivo toxicity with guaranteeing its safety, it can be effectively used as a vaccine adjuvant.08-27-2009
20100104571Antibody-mediated modulation of allergy - The present invention is drawn to antibody-mediated modulation of allergy. In this regard, the present invention discloses a monoclonal antibody, antigen-binding fragment or mimic thereof directed against Group 1 pollen allergens or homologues thereof. Also disclosed herein is the mechanism by which the disclosed monoclonal antibody, antigen binding fragment or mimic thereof will improve immunotherapy of allergic reactions in an individual. It is contemplated that herein that such a monoclonal antibody, antigen binding fragment or mimic thereof may also be useful in treatment of several microbial infections.04-29-2010
20100104569HUMANIZED ANTIBODIES TO INTERFERON ALPHA RECEPTOR-1 (IFNAR-1) - Humanized monoclonal antibodies which bind to IFNAR-1, and related antibody-based compositions and molecules, are disclosed. Also disclosed are pharmaceutical compositions comprising the humanized antibodies and therapeutic and diagnostic methods for using the humanized antibodies.04-29-2010
20100104570Semaphorin 7A Plays a Critical Role in TGF-Beta1-Induced Pulmonary Fibrosis and Alveolar Destruction - The present invention provides methods of treating a subject diagnosed with, or at risk for developing, pathogenic fibrosis, particularly pulmonary fibrosis. The method of the invention comprises administering to the subject a compound or composition which inhibits semaphorin (SEMA) 7A, SEMA 7A receptors, or downstream effectors. A SEMA 7A inhibitor comprises an antibody, a soluble SEMA 7A receptor, an siRNA, a ribozyme, an antisense, an aptamer, a peptidomimetic, a small molecule, a soluble receptor, or any combinations thereof.04-29-2010
20100104568AMINO ACID SEQUENCES DIRECTED AGAINST RANK-L AND POLYPEPTIDES COMPRISING THE SAME FOR THE TREATMENT OF BONE DISEASES AND DISORDERS - The present invention relates to amino acid sequences that are directed against RANK-L, as well as to compounds or constructs, and in particular proteins and polypeptides, that comprise or essentially consist of one or more such amino acid sequences. The invention also relates to nucleic acids encoding such amino acid sequences and polypeptides; to methods for preparing such amino acid sequences and polypeptides; to host cells expressing or capable of expressing such amino acid sequences or polypeptides; to compositions, and in particular to pharmaceutical compositions, that comprise such amino acid sequences, polypeptides, nucleic acids and/or host cells; and to uses of such amino acid sequences or polypeptides, nucleic acids, host cells and/or compositions, in particular for prophylactic, therapeutic or diagnostic purposes.04-29-2010
20090155250MONOCLONAL ANTIBODIES AGAINST ORTHOPOXVIRUSES - The present invention relates to monoclonal antibodies that bind or neutralize Orthopoxviruses. The invention provides such antibodies, fragments of such antibodies retaining B5 or A33 binding ability, fully human antibodies retaining B5 or A33 binding ability, and pharmaceutical compositions including such antibodies. The invention further provides for isolated nucleic acids encoding the antibodies of the invention and host cells transformed therewith. Additionally, the invention provides for prophylactic, therapeutic, and diagnostic methods employing the antibodies and nucleic acids of the invention.06-18-2009
20090155265METHOD FOR TREATING MULTIPLE MYELOMA USING 3-(4-AMINO-1-OXO-1,3-DIHYDROISOINDOL-2-YL)-PIPERIDINE-2,6-DIONE IN COMBINATION WITH ANTIBODIES - 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.06-18-2009
20090155264Novel composition and methods for the treatment of psoriasis - The present invention relates to compositions containing a novel protein and methods of using those compositions for the diagnosis and treatment of psoriasis.06-18-2009
20090155259EXTENDING TIME TO DISEASE PROGRESSION OR SURVIVAL IN CANCER PATIENTS - The present application describes extending time to disease progression or survival in a cancer patient, where the patient's cancer displays HER activation, by treating the patient with a HER dimerization inhibitor, such as pertuzumab.06-18-2009
20090155257IMMUNOGLOBULIN VARIANTS AND USES THEREOF - The invention provides humanized and chimeric anti-CD20 antibodies for treatment of CD20 positive malignancies and autoimmune diseases.06-18-2009
20090155256Immunotherapy Regimes Dependent On APOE Status - The invention provides methods of immunotherapy of Alzheimer's and similar diseases in which the regime administered to a patient depends on the ApoE genotype of the patient.06-18-2009
20090155255CD23 BINDING MOLECULES AND METHODS OF USE THEREOF - The invention is based, at least in part, on the development of multivalent and stabilized forms of CD23 binding molecules and methods of use thereof for the treatment of immune cell disorders, including leukemias or lymphomas such as CLL.06-18-2009
20090155254Affinity Regions - The present invention provides a method for selecting from a collection of IgIV molecules, at least one IgIV molecule comprising an affinity region that is capable of interacting with a misfolded protein and/or with an epitope of a cross-β structure and/or with an epitope of a protein comprising a cross-β structure, said method comprising contacting a collection of IgIV molecules with a misfolded protein and/or with a cross-β structure and/or with a protein comprising a cross-β structure and collecting at least one IgIV molecule comprising an affinity region interacting with said misfolded protein and/or epitope.06-18-2009
20090155253ANTI-CD20 ANTIBODIES AND FUSION PROTEINS THEROF AND METHODS OF USE - The present invention provides humanized, chimeric and human anti-CD20 antibodies and CD20 antibody fusion proteins that bind to a human B cell marker, referred to as CD20, which is useful for the treatment and diagnosis of B-cell disorders, such as B-cell malignancies and autoimmune diseases, and methods of treatment and diagnosis.06-18-2009
20090155252CHIMERIC ANTI-VEGF-D ANTIBODIES AND HUMANIZED ANTI-VEGF-D ANTIBODIES AND METHODS OF USING SAME - The present invention relates to materials and methods for modulating angiogenesis and lymphangiogenesis. The compositions of the invention provide chimeric and/or humanized VEGF-D antibody substances, antibodies, polypeptides and fragments thereof useful for modulating angiogenesis and lymphangiogenesis in a subject.06-18-2009
20090155251Polypeptide compounds for inhibiting angiogenesis and tumor growth - In certain embodiments, this present invention provides polypeptide compositions, and methods for inhibiting Ephrin B2 or EphB4 activity. In other embodiments, the present invention provides methods and compositions for treating cancer or for treating angiogenesis-associated diseases.06-18-2009
20090155249HUMANIZED ANTIBODY IGG1 - The present invention is related to chimeric and humanized antibody and to methods and compositions for the therapeutic and diagnostic use in the treatment of amyloidosis, a group of disorders and abnormalities associated with amyloid protein such as Alzheimer's disease.06-18-2009
20090155248Antibodies to MT-SP1 serine protease - This invention provides a novel membrane-type serine protease (designated MT-SP1) elevated expression of which is associated with cancer. In one embodiment, this invention provides a method obtaining a prognosis or of detecting or staging a cancer in an organism. The method involves providing a biological sample from the organism and detecting the level of a membrane type serine protease 1 (MT-SP1) in the sample, where an elevated level of the membrane-type serine protease, as compared to the level of the protease in a biological sample from a normal healthy organism indicates the presence or stage of the cancer.06-18-2009
20090155247Methods of Using Death Receptor Agonists and EGFR Inhibitors - Methods for using death receptor ligands, such as Apo-2 ligand/TRAIL polypeptides or death receptor antibodies, and EGFR inhibitors to treat pathological conditions such as cancer are provided. Embodiments of the invention include methods of using Apo2L/TRAIL or death receptor antibodies such as DR5 antibodies and DR4 antibodies in combination with EGFR inhibitors, such as Tarceva™.06-18-2009
20090155246Antibodies Specific For Soluble Amyloid Beta Peptide Protofibrils and Uses Thereof - The invention pertains to the development of antibodies that specifically bind amyloid beta protein (Abeta) in its protofibril conformation. The invention also comprises methods of using anti-Abeta protofibril antibodies to diagnose or treat Alzheimer's disease, Down's syndrome Lewybody dementia, vascular dementia, and other neurodegenerative disorders. Furthermore, the invention pertains to the use of anti-Abeta protofibril antibodies to screen and identify substances that will modulate protofibril activity or formation in vitro or in vivo. The invention also pertains to methods for synthesising pure Abeta protofibril antigens as well as to a method for stabilising Abeta protofibrils antigens as well as to a method for stabilising Abeta protofibrils.06-18-2009
20100104564Altered Antibody Fc Regions and Uses Thereof - The present invention relates to altered antibody Fc regions and uses thereof.04-29-2010
20100104567PHARMACEUTICAL COMPOSITION - The present invention provides a pharmaceutical composition comprising a combination of an Flt-3 inhibitor and at least one compound, the said pharmaceutical composition wherein an Flt-3 inhibitor is an indazole derivative represented by Formula (I)04-29-2010
20100104565COMBINATIONS COMPRISING DMXAA FOR THE TREATMENT OF CANCER - The present invention relates to combinations of the xanthenone acetic acids class such as 5,6-dimethylxanthenone-4-acetic acid (DMXAA) and EGFR signalling pathway inhibitors. More particularly, the invention is concerned with the use of such combinations in the treatment of cancer and pharmaceutical compositions containing such combinations.04-29-2010
20100104563ANTIBODIES THAT BIND IL-18 AND METHODS OF INHIBITING IL-18 ACTIVITY - Antibodies that bind human interleukin-18 (hIL-18) are provided, in particular antibodies that bind epitope(s) of human IL-18. The antibodies can be, for example, entirely human antibodies, recombinant antibodies, or monoclonal antibodies. Preferred antibodies have high affinity for hIL-18 and neutralize hIL-18 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-18 and for inhibiting hIL-18 activity, e.g., in a human subject suffering from a disorder in which hIL-18 activity is detrimental.04-29-2010
20100040619TREATMENT METHODS USING DKK-1 ANTIBODIES - The present invention provides antibodies and immunologically functional fragments thereof that specifically bind Dkk-1 polypeptides. The subject antibodies and fragments bind with high affinity to a conformational epitope located in the carboxy region of the Dkk-1 protein. Methods for preparing such antibodies or fragments thereof as well as physiologically acceptable compositions containing the antibodies or fragments are also provided. Use of the antibodies and fragments to treat various diseases including bone disorders, inflammatory diseases, neurological diseases, ocular diseases, renal diseases, pulmonary diseases and skin diseases are also disclosed.02-18-2010
20100040618Prevention of tumors with monoclonal antibodies against neu - Methods of preventing the transformation of a normal cell into a tumor cell that has p185 on its surface are disclosed. The methods comprise administering an antibody which specifically binds to p185. Methods of preventing the transformation of a normal cell into a tumor cell that has p185 on its surface in an individual at high risk of developing tumors are disclosed.02-18-2010
20100040616TREATMENT OF AUTOIMMUNE AND INFLAMMATORY DISEASE - The present invention provides novel methods of treatment of multiple sclerosis and other autoimmune diseases or inflammatory disorders, and antagonists, including isolated binding proteins for use in the novel methods. There is provided a method of treating multiple sclerosis comprising the neutralization of the biological activity of IL-7 by binding to CD127 or IL-7. The isolated binding proteins may also neutralize the biological activity of TSLP.02-18-2010
20100040617Method of Using CD100 (or Sema4D) to Mediate Platelet Activation and Inflammatory Responses - This invention relates to methods of treating platelet disorders and/or endothelial cell disorders by modulating sema4D/CD100 activity. Specifically, this invention involves the use of compounds to increase or decrease the level of soluble sema4D/CD100.02-18-2010
20100040613POLYPEPTIDE CONSTRUCTS FOR SUBLINGUAL ADMINISTRATION - The invention relates to a method suitable for administering protein therapeutic molecules orally, sublingually, topically, intravenously, subcutaneously, nasally, vaginally, rectally or by inhalation so as to avoid inactivation, by using VHH polypeptides derived from Camelidae antibodies. The invention further relates to the said therapeutic molecules. The invention further a method for delivering therapeutic molecules to the interior of cells. The invention further relates to anti-IgE therapeutic molecules.02-18-2010
20100040611ANTAGONISTS OF PCSK9 - Antagonists of human proprotein convertase subtilisin-kexin type 9 (“PCSK9”) are disclosed. The disclosed antagonists are effective in the inhibition of PCSK9 function and, accordingly, present desirable antagonists for the use in the treatment of conditions associated with PCSK9 activity. The present invention also discloses nucleic acid encoding said antagonists, vectors, host cells, and compositions comprising the antagonists. Methods of making PCSK9-specific antagonists as well as methods of using the antagonists for inhibiting or antagonizing PCSK9 function are also disclosed and form important additional aspects of the present disclosure.02-18-2010
20100040610ANTAGONISTS OF PCSK9 - Antagonists of human proprotein convertase subtilisin-kexin type 9 (“PCSK9”) are disclosed. The disclosed antagonists are effective in the inhibition of PCSK9 function and, accordingly, present desirable antagonists for the use in the treatment of conditions associated with PCSK9 activity. The present invention also discloses nucleic acid encoding said antagonists, vectors, host cells, and compositions comprising the antagonists. Methods of making PCSK9-specific antagonists as well as methods of using the antagonists for inhibiting or antagonizing PCSK9 function are also disclosed and form important additional aspects of the present disclosure.02-18-2010
20100040609METHODS FOR PREVENTING, POSTPONING OR IMPROVING THE OUTCOME OF INVASIVE SPINAL PROCEDURES - Methods for identifying subjects who could benefit therapeutically from administration of a targeted anti-inflammatory therapy (TAT) are provided. Subjects that are identified include those that are eligible, based on pre-determined criteria, for a spinal surgery procedure, such as a laminectomy or diskectomy. Methods of preventing such procedures or improving the outcome of such procedures are also provided, and include administering a TAT to the subject by any route or regimen of administration, including both known and novel regimens described herein.02-18-2010
20100040607Combination Therapy with Inhibitors of HMGB and Caspase for the Treatment of Inflammatory Diseases - Compositions and methods are disclosed for treating a condition characterized by activation of an inflammatory cytokine cascade in a patient. The compositions comprise an agent that inhibits HMGB biological activity and a caspase inhibitor. The methods comprise treating a cell or a patient with sufficient amounts of the composition to inhibit the release of proinflammatory cytokine(s) and/or inhibit the inflammatory cytokine cascade.02-18-2010
20100040606Recombinant polyclonal antibody for treatment of respiratory syncytial virus infections - Disclosed are novel polyclonal antibodies, which target respiratory syncyticilal virus (RSV), and novel high affinity antibody molecules reactive with RSV. The polyclonal antibodies may comprise antibody molecules which are reactive with both RSV protein F and RSV protein G, and preferably the polyclonal antibodies target a variety of epitopes on these proteins. The single antibody molecules of the invention are shown to exhibit affinities which provide for dissociation constants as low as in the picomolar range. Also disclosed are methods of producing the antibodies of the invention as well as methods of their use in treatment for RSV infection.02-18-2010
20100040612METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR REDUCING AMYLOID BETA LEVELS - The present invention provides methods for reducing the level of amyloid beta protein in a cell or tissue, the methods generally involving contacting the cell or tissue with an agent that reduces cystatin C levels and/or activity. The present invention provides methods for treating Alzheimer's disease (AD), and methods for treating cerebral angiopathy, in an individual, the methods generally involving administering to an individual having AD a therapeutically effective amount of an agent that reduces cystatin C levels and/or activity. The present invention further provides methods for identifying an agent that reduces cystatin C levels and/or activity.02-18-2010
20130089540New Humanized Anti-CD20 Monoclonal Antibody - The present invention discloses methods of design and preparation for a new humanized anti-CD20 monoclonal antibody, related genes, protein sequence, and the use of said antibody. Comparing to murine-derived antibodies and human-mouse chimeric antibodies, said humanized anti-CD20 antibody maintains or improves high binding activity of the variable regions, meanwhile reduces the immunogenicity of chimeric antibodies, consequently achieves the effect of reducing medicine side effects and improving clinical treatment. The antibody disclosed by the present invention is efficiently expressed in animal cells, can be used for industrial production. It could be used in treating B cell lymphoma, leukaemia, or B cell-associated autoimmune disease with a wide application prospect.04-11-2013
20090304693Dual Variable Domain Immunoglobulins and Uses Thereof - The present invention relates to engineered multivalent and multispecific binding proteins, methods of making, and specifically to their uses in the prevention, diagnosis, and/or treatment of disease.12-10-2009
20090028858SUBSTITUTED QUINOLINE DERIVATIVES - The present invention relates to new substituted quinoline compounds and pharmaceutically acceptable salts, esters or prodrugs thereof, compositions of the new compounds together with pharmaceutically acceptable carriers, and uses of the new compounds. The compounds of the invention have the following general formula:01-29-2009
20130045201METHODS OF USING ANTI-PD-L1 ANTIBODIES AND THEIR USE TO ENHANCE T-CELL FUNCTION TO TREAT TUMOR IMMUNITY - The present application relates to methods of using anti-PD-L1 antibodies to enhance T-cell function to upregulate cell-mediated immune responses and for the treatment of T cell dysfunctional disorders, including infection (e.g., acute and chronic) and tumor immunity.02-21-2013
20130045202ANTI-PD-L1 ANTIBODIES AND ARTICLES OF MANUFACTURE - The present application relates to anti-PD-L1 antibodies, which have therapeutic use to enhance T-cell function to upregulate cell-mediated immune responses and for the treatment of T cell dysfunctional disorders, including infection (e.g., acute and chronic) and tumor immunity.02-21-2013
20130045204FLUORINATED BISPHENOL ETHER COMPOUNDS AND METHODS FOR THEIR USE - Compounds having a structure of Formula I:02-21-2013
20130045203Uses of Noscapine and Derivatives in Subjects Diagnosed with FAP - This disclosure relates to methods of treating or preventing cancer comprising administering a pharmaceutical composition comprising noscapine or noscapine derivatives to a subject diagnosed with a mutated adenomatous polyposis coli (APC) gene.02-21-2013
20130045200METHODS OF USING ANTI-PD-L1 ANTIBODIES AND THEIR USE TO TREAT INFECTION RESULTING FROM T-CELL DYSFUNCTION - The present application relates to methods of using anti-PD-L1 antibodies to enhance T-cell function to upregulate cell-mediated immune responses and for the treatment of T cell dysfunctional disorders, including infection (e.g., acute and chronic) and tumor immunity.02-21-2013
20100143355METHODS FOR TREATING PAIN BY ADMINISTERING A NERVE GROWTH FACTOR ANTAGONIST AND AN NSAID AND COMPOSITIONS CONTAINING THE SAME - The present invention features methods for treating or preventing pain comprising administering an amount of a nerve growth factor antagonist (such as an anti-NGF antibody) and an amount of an NSAID such that together they provide effective pain relief. The invention also features compositions comprising a nerve growth factor antagonist and an NSAID and kits containing the same.06-10-2010
20100143348OVR115 Antibody Compositions and Methods of Use - The invention encompasses a method of inhibiting growth of tumor cells in vivo, comprising contacting the cells with an anti-Ovr1 15 antibody, or antigen binding fragment thereof. This invention also encompasses a method of alleviating an Ovr1 15-expressing cancer in a mammal, comprising administering a therapeutically effective amount of an anti-Ovr1 15 antibody, or antigen binding fragment thereof, to the mammal.06-10-2010
20100143353POLYPEPTIDES COMPRISING Fc FRAGMENTS OF IMMUNOGLOBULIN G (lgG) AND METHODS OF USING THE SAME - Polypeptides comprising at least a first and second Fc fragment of IgG that can be used to induce a stimulated cell to produce the anti-inflammatory cytokine Interleukin-10 and methods of using the same are disclosed herein.06-10-2010
20100143352COMBINATION THERAPY FOR B CELL DISORDERS - The invention provides methods of treating B cell based malignancies and B-cell regulated autoimmune disorders using a combination therapy of anti-CD20 antibody with a BLyS antagonist.06-10-2010
20130034548USE OF ERBB3 INHIBITORS IN THE TREATMENT OF TRIPLE NEGATIVE AND BASAL-LIKE BREAST CANCERS - Provided are methods of suppressing growth of triple negative breast tumors and basal-like breast tumors by contacting tumor cells with an ErbB3 inhibitor, e.g., an anti-ErbB3 antibody. Also provided are methods for treating triple negative breast cancer or basal-like breast cancer in a patient by administering to the patient an ErbB3 inhibitor, e.g., an anti-ErbB3 antibody. The treatment methods can further comprise selecting a patient having a triple negative breast cancer or basal-like breast cancer and then administering an ErbB3 inhibitor to the patient. The treatment methods also can further comprise administering at least one additional anti-cancer agent to the patient in combination with the ErbB3 inhibitor.02-07-2013
20130034550Sustained release drug delivery systems comprising a water soluble therapeutic agent and a release modifier - A biocompatible, sustained release intraocular drug delivery system comprising a protein or polynucleotide therapeutic agent, a polymeric carrier for the therapeutic agent and a long chain fatty alcohol release modifier. The biocompatible, sustained release intraocular drug delivery system can be used to treat an ocular condition.02-07-2013
20130034547RELIABLE STABILIZATION OF N-LINKED POLYPEPTIDE NATIVE STATES WITH ENHANCED AROMATIC SEQUONS LOCATED IN POLYPEPTIDE TIGHT TURNS - A chimeric therapeutic polypeptide of a pre-existing therapeutic polypeptide is disclosed, as are a method of enhancing folded stabilization and a pharmaceutical composition of the glycosylated chimer. The pre-existing and chimeric polypeptides have substantially the same length, substantially the same amino acid residue sequence, and exhibit at least one tight turn containing a sequence of four to about seven amino acid residues in which at least two amino acid side chains extend on the same side of the tight turn and are within less than about 7 Å of each other. The chimeric therapeutic polypeptide has the sequon Aro-(Xxx)n-(Zzz)p-Asn-Yyy-Thr/Ser (SEQ ID NO:001) within that tight turn sequence such that the side chains of the Aro, Asn and Thr/Ser amino acid residues project on the same side of the turn and are within less than about 7 Å of each other. That sequon is absent from the pre-existing therapeutic polypeptide.02-07-2013
20130034546Analyzing Copy Number Variation in the Detection of Cancer - The invention provides a method for determining copy number variations (CNV) of a sequence of interest in a test sample that comprises a mixture of nucleic acids that are known or are suspected to differ in the amount of one or more sequence of interest. The method comprises a statistical approach that accounts for accrued variability stemming from process-related, interchromosomal and inter-sequencing variability. The method is applicable to determining CNV of any fetal aneuploidy, and CNVs known or suspected to be associated with a variety of medical conditions. CNV that can be determined according to the method include trisomies and monosomies of any one or more of chromosomes 1-22, X and Y, other chromosomal polysomies, and deletions and/or duplications of segments of any one or more of the chromosomes, which can be detected by sequencing only once the nucleic acids of a test sample.02-07-2013
20130034545TREATMENT OF TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY USING ANTIBODIES TO LYSOPHOSPHATIDIC ACID - Methods are provided for treating traumatic brain injury (TBI) using antibodies that bind lysophosphatidic acid (LPA). Particularly preferred antibodies to LPA are monoclonal antibodies, including humanized monoclonal antibodies. In particular, the TBI may be blast-induced TBI (bTBI) such as commonly occurs in battlefield injuries. The treatment may include functional locomotor recovery.02-07-2013
20130034544METHODS FOR TREATING, DIAGNOSING, AND MONITORING LUPUS - Methods of identifying, diagnosing, and prognosing lupus, including certain subphenotypes of lupus, are provided, as well as methods of treating lupus, including certain subpopulations of patients. The methods provided are based on a set of alleles associated with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) risk loci including BLK, TNIP1, PRDM1, JAZF1, UHRF1BP1, IL1 O, IFIH1, CFB, CEC16A, IL12B and SH2B3 that contribute to SLE risk. Also provided are methods for identifying effective lupus therapeutic agents and predicting responsiveness to lupus therapeutic agents.02-07-2013
20100092465TREATMENT OF GRAFT-VERSUS-HOST DISEASE - Methods for treating graft-versus-host disease, methods for reducing symptoms of graft-versus-host disease, and methods of reducing the severity of graft-versus-host disease in a patient are disclosed. The methods comprise administering to the patient a therapeutically effective amount of an IL-27 antagonist in combination with a pharmaceutically acceptable vehicle. IL-27 antagonists include soluble IL-27RA proteins and antagonists that comprise an antigen-binding site of an antibody.04-15-2010
20100143350COMBINATION OF A PURINE-BASED CDK INHIBITOR WITH A TYROSINE KINASE INHIBITOR AND USE THEREOF IN THE TREATMENT OF PROLIFERATIVE DISORDERS - The present invention relates to combination comprising (i) an ErbB inhibitor; and (ii) a CDK inhibitor, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, selected from: (a) roscovitine; (b) 3-{9-isopropyl-6-[(pyridin-3-ylmethyl)-amino]-9H-purin-2-ylamino}-2-methyl-pentan-2-ol; (c) 3-{9-isopropyl-6-[(pyridin-3-ylmethyl)-amino]-9H-purin-2-ylamino}-pentan-2-ol; and (d) (2R,3S-3-(6-((4,6-dimethylpyridin-3-ylmethylamino)-9-isopropyl-9H-purin-2-ylamino)pentan-2-ol.06-10-2010
20100330081CRIPTO BINDING MOLECULES - The invention pertains to humanized forms of an anti-CRIPTO antibody and portions thereof and their use in treating disorders, such as cancer either alone or in combination with other agents.12-30-2010
20130028892METHOD OF TREATING OSTEOARTHRITIS WITH AN ANTIBODY TO NGF - Methods are disclosed for treating osteoarthritis in a human subject in need thereof, comprising administering to the subject a therapeutically effective amount of an anti-human NGF antibody, or antigen-binding fragment thereof, wherein at least one symptom associated with osteoarthritis is prevented, ameliorated or improved.01-31-2013
20130028891Unconjugated Anti-TfR Antibodies and Compositions Thereof for the Treatment of Cancer - Disclosed herein are methods and compositions for treating cancer. In particular, the in vivo efficacy of unconjugated anti-TfR antibodies, such as ch128.1, are disclosed herein.01-31-2013
20130028889DOSING REGIMENS FOR TREATING AND PREVENTING OCULAR DISORDERS USING C-RAF ANTISENSE - The present invention provides methods and dosing regimens for treating and preventing ocular disorders using c-raf antisense oligonucleotides, alone or in combination with other agents.01-31-2013
20130028890METHOD FOR DETECTING REGULATORY T CELLS USING EXPRESSION OF FOLATE RECEPTOR 4 AS INDICATOR, METHOD FOR TREATING DISEASES USING THE DETECTION METHOD, PHARMACEUTICAL COMPOSITION FOR IMMUNOSTIMULATION, AND METHOD FOR TREATING DISEASES USING THE COMPOSITION - An object of the present invention is to provide a technique to distinguish between T01-31-2013
20130028888Humanized anti-CD22 antibodies and their use in treatment of oncology, transplantation and autoimmune disease - The present invention provides chimeric and humanized versions of anti-CD22 mouse monoclonal antibody, HB22.7. The anti-CD22 antibodies of the invention comprise four human or humanized framework regions of the immunoglobulin heavy chain variable region (“VH”) and four human or humanized framework regions of the immunoglobulin light chain variable region (“VK”). The invention further comprises heavy and/or light chain FW regions that contain one or more backmutations in which a human FW residue is exchanged for the corresponding residue present in the parental mouse heavy or light chain. Human or humanized VH framework regions of antibodies of the invention may comprise one or more of the following residues: a valine (V) at position 24 of framework region 1, a glycine (G) at position 49 of framework region 2, and an asparagine (N) at position 73 of framework region 3, numbered according to Kabat. The invention further relates to pharmaceutical compositions, immunotherapeutic compositions, and methods using therapeutic antibodies that bind to the human CD22 antigen and that preferably mediate human ADCC, CDC, and/or apoptosis for: the treatment of B cell diseases and disorders in human subjects, such as, but not limited to, B cell malignancies, for the treatment and prevention of autoimmune disease, and for the treatment and prevention of graft-versus-host disease (GVHD), humoral rejection, and post-transplantation lymphoproliferative disorder in human transplant recipients.01-31-2013
20090162350NOVEL COMPOSITION AND METHODS FOR THE TREATMENT OF IMMUNE RELATED DISEASE - The present invention relates to compositions containing a novel protein and methods of using those compositions for the diagnosis and treatment of immune related disease.06-25-2009
20130089543MONOCLONAL ANTIBODIES THAT BIND OR NEUTRALIZE DENGUE VIRUS - The present invention relates to monoclonal antibodies that bind or neutralize dengue type 1, 2, 3, and/or 4 virus. The invention provides such antibodies, fragments of such antibodies retaining dengue virus-binding ability, fully human or humanized antibodies retaining dengue virus-binding ability, and pharmaceutical compositions including such antibodies. The invention further provides for isolated nucleic acids encoding the antibodies of the invention and host cells transformed therewith. Additionally, the invention provides for prophylactic, therapeutic, and diagnostic methods employing the antibodies and nucleic acids of the invention.04-11-2013
20130089544Antibodies Directed to ERBB2 - The present invention relates to antibodies including human antibodies and antigen-binding portions thereof that specifically bind to ErbB2, preferably human ErbB2. In another embodiment, the antibodies or antigen-binding portions thereof inhibit ErbB2. The invention also relates to antibodies that are chimeric, bispecific, derivatized, single chain antibodies or portions of fusion proteins. The invention also relates to isolated heavy and light chain immunoglobulins or portions thereof derived from human anti-ErbB2 antibodies and nucleic acid molecules encoding such immunoglobulins. The present invention also relates to methods of using the antibodies and compositions for diagnosis and treatment. The invention also provides gene therapy methods using nucleic acid molecules encoding the heavy and/or light immunoglobulin molecules that comprise the human anti-ErbB2 antibodies. The invention also relates to transgenic animals or plants comprising nucleic acid molecules of the present invention04-11-2013
20130089542ANTI C-MET ANTIBODY AND USES THEREOF - An anti c-Met antibody or antibody fragment and pharmaceutical composition comprising same, as well as a method for preventing and treating cancer by administering the antibody to a subject.04-11-2013
20130089541Antibodies with Enhanced or Suppressed Effector Function - Rationally designed antibodies and polypeptides that comprise multiple Fc region amino acid substitutions that synergistically provide enhanced selectivity and binding affinity to a target Fc receptor are provided. The polypeptides are mutated at multiple positions to make them more effective when incorporated in antibody therapeutics than those having wild-type Fc components.04-11-2013
20130052191ANTI-ALPHA2 INTEGRIN ANTIBODIES AND THEIR USES - The invention relates to antibodies directed to α2β1 integrin and their uses, including humanized anti-alpha 2 (α2) integrin antibodies and methods of treatment with anti-α2integrin antibodies. More specifically the present invention relates to humanized anti-α2 integrin antibodies comprising a heavy chain variable region, a light chain variable region, a human light chain constant region and a variant human IgG1 heavy chain constant region which exhibit altered effector function.02-28-2013
20130052190CRTH2 Antagonists for Treatment of Eosinophilic Diseases and Conditions - The present invention provides a method for the treatment of allergic and inflammatory diseases or conditions by administering a compound of Formula (I). The invention provides a method of treatment that is particularly suited for patients with a high degree of airway eosinophilia in contrast to those with a lower degree of airway eosinophilia. The invention also provides a method of treatment that is particularly suited for patients with a high atopic status in contrast to those patients with a lower atopic status.02-28-2013
20100135997POLYPEPTIDE MONOMERS AND DIMERS CONTAINING MUTATED ILT - The present invention provides monomeric and dimeric polypeptide fusions comprising mutated human ILT molecules and immunoglobulin Fc segments. Such compostions are useful, either alone or associated with a therapeutic agent, for targeting cells expressing Class I pMHC molecules.06-03-2010
20090324594Antibodies With Immune Effector Activity And That Internalize In Folate Receptor Alpha-Positive Cells - This invention relates to the use of monoclonal and polyclonal antibodies that specifically bind to and have the ability in the alternative to become internalized by cells expressing folate receptor alpha (FRA) and to induce an immune effector activity such as antibody-dependent cellular cytotoxicity. The antibodies are useful in specific delivery of pharmacologic agents to FRA-expressing cells as well as in eliciting an immune-effector activity particularly on tumor cells and precursors. The invention is also related to nucleotides encoding the antibodies of the invention, cells expressing the antibodies; methods of detecting cancer cells; and methods of treating cancer using the antibodies.12-31-2009
20100129354INTRANASAL DELIVERY OF POLYPEPTIDES AND PROTEINS - The present invention relates to the intranasal delivery of therapeutic polypeptides and proteins comprising a Nanobody®, a domain antibody, a single domain antibody or a “dAb”. The present invention provides compositions comprising a therapeutically effective amount of such polypeptide or protein and further comprising a pharmaceutically acceptable nasal carrier. The invention also relates to methods for the treatment of a subject comprising the delivery of said polypeptides and proteins to said subject by the nasal route.05-27-2010
20110002916Plasmodium falciparum antigens and their vaccine and diagnostic applications - The invention concerns novel 01-06-2011
20090304685Anti-Factor Xlla Therapy - A method is disclosed for preventing arterial thrombosis in a subject comprising administering to said subject a therapeutically effective amount of an antibody or epitope-binding fragment or derivative thereof, wherein said antibody, fragment or derivative specifically binds to activated Factor XIIa and prevents the interaction of activated Factor XIIa with its physiological substrates.12-10-2009
20090304692TRIAZINE COMPOUNDS AS PI3 KINASE AND MTOR INHIBITORS - Compounds of formula I12-10-2009
20090304690Glycosylation Engineering of Antibodies for Improving Antibody-Dependent Cellular Cytotoxicity - The present invention relates to the field glycosylation engineering of proteins. More particular, the present invention is directed to the glycosylation engineering of proteins to provide proteins with improved therapeutic properties, e.g., antibodies, antibody fragments, or a fusion protein that includes a region equivalent to the Fc region of an immunoglobulin, with enhanced Fc-mediated cellular cytotoxicity.12-10-2009
20090304689METHODS FOR THE IDENTIFICATION OF POLYPEPTIDE ANTIGENS ASSOCIATED WITH DISORDERS INVOLVING ABERRANT CELL PROLIFERATION AND COMPOSITIONS USEFUL FOR THE TREATMENT OF SUCH DISORDERS - Methods and compositions for the development of effective cancer therapies using mitotic inhibitors which have limited general toxicity to normal, non-cancerous cells and tissues are provided. The methods and compositions utilize cytotoxic compounds comprised of a cell-binding agent (e.g., antibodies) conjugated to an anti-mitotic compound (e.g., maytansinoids). The invention further provides antibodies which are substantially incapable of inducing antibody-dependent cell-mediated cytotoxicity (ADCC) and/or complement dependent cytotoxicity (CDC), thereby ensuring that the therapeutic effect is mediated primarily by the anti-mitotic component of the cytotoxic compound, rather than by indirect cell killing via ADCC and/or CDC. The antibodies of the invention further are capable of differentiating between polypeptide antigens which are more highly expressed on proliferating cancer cells as compared to proliferating non-cancer cells.12-10-2009
20090304688Methods and Compositions for Increasing the Efficiency of Therapeutic Antibodies Using Gamma Delta T Cell Activators - The present invention relates to methods and compositions for increasing the efficiency of therapeutic antibodies. More particularly, the invention relates to the use of a therapeutic antibody in combination with a γδ T cell activating compound or activated γδ T cells. thereby allowing a potentiation of γδ T cell cytotoxicity in mammalian subjects in order to enhance the efficiency of the treatment in human subjects, particularly through an increase of the depletion of targeted cells.12-10-2009
20090304687METHODS OF USING CD40 BINDING AGENTS - Provided are methods of using CD40 binding agents for treating a CD40-associated disease.12-10-2009
20090304686INTERFERING IN ACTIVATION OF AN IMMUNE CELL BY INFLUENCING INTERACTION OF LAIR AND COLLAGEN - The invention provides a method for interfering in activation of an immune cell, comprising providing a substance which specifically interacts in the binding of leukocyte-associated immunoglobulin-like receptor (LAIR) and collagen. The invention in one aspect provides a method for down regulation of activation of an immune cell. In another aspect the invention provides a method for up regulation of activation of an immune cell. The invention further provides pharmaceutical compositions and uses thereof.12-10-2009
20090304683Soluble Fragments of The Sars-Cov Spike Glycoprotein - The invention relates to the spike protein from the virus (SARS-CoV) that is etiologically linked to severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS); polypeptides and peptide fragments of the spike protein; nucleic acid segments and constructs that encode the spike protein, polypeptides and peptide fragments of the spike protein, and coupled proteins that include the spike protein or a portion thereof; peptidomimetics; vaccines; methods for vaccination and treatment of severe acute respiratory syndrome; antibodies; aptamers; and kits containing immunological compositions, or antibodies (or aptamers) that bind to the spike protein.12-10-2009
20090304681Methods for the treatment and prevention of infection using anti-selectin agents - Methods for the treatment and prevention of pulmonary infections are disclosed, in particular, methods comprising the administration of one or more anti-selectin agents to a patient diagnosed with a pulmonary infection. Anti-selectin agents that inhibit leukocyte recruitment to the lungs have been found to be beneficial for the treatment of lung infections, including infections associated with chronic bronchitis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), pneumonia, pneumonitis, acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), sarcoidosis, cystic fibrosis (CF), emphysema, asthma, smoker's cough, allergy, allergic rhinitis, sinusitis and pulmonary fibrosis.12-10-2009
20090117106Cancer Specific Glycans and Use Thereof - The present invention describes glycans, which are specifically expressed by certain cancer cells, tumours and other malignant tissues. The present invention describes methods to detect cancer specific glycans as well as methods for the production of reagents binding to said glycans. The invention is also directed to the use of said glycans and reagents binding to them for the diagnostics of cancer and malignancies. Furthermore, the invention is directed to the use of said glycans and reagents binding to them for the treatment of cancer and malignancies. Moreover, the present invention comprises efficient methods to differentiate between malignant and benign tumors by analyzing glycan structures.05-07-2009
20100061987High Affinity Antibodies Against HMGB1 and Methods Of Use Thereof - 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, for example, high affinity antibodies that specifically bind HMG1 and antigenic fragments thereof. The high affinity antibodies of the present invention and pharmaceutical compositions comprising the same are useful for many purposes, for example, as therapeutics against a wide range of inflammatory diseases and disorders such as sepsis, rheumatoid arthritis, peritonitis, Crohn's disease, reperfusion injury, septicemia, endotoxic shock, cystic fibrosis, endocarditis, psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis, arthritis, anaphylactic shock, organ ischemia, reperfusion injury, and allograft rejection. In addition, the high affinity antibodies of the present inventions are useful as diagnostic antibodies.03-11-2010
20090041766ANTIBODIES FOR INHIBITING BLOOD COAGULATION AND METHODS OF USE THEREOF - The invention includes antibodies that provide superior anti-coagulant activity by binding native human TF with high affinity and specificity. Antibodies of the invention can effectively inhibit blood coagulation in vivo. Antibodies of the invention can bind native human TF, either alone or present in a TF:VIIa complex, effectively preventing factor X binding to TF or that complex, and thereby reducing blood coagulation. Preferred antibodies of the invention specifically bind a conformational epitope predominant to native human TF, which epitope provides an unexpectedly strong antibody binding site.02-12-2009
20090041764Methods for the treatment of muscular dystrophy associated with dysferlin-deficiency - The use of therapeutics capable of inhibiting complement such as an anti-C5 antibody to treat muscular dystrophy associated with dysferlin-deficiency is disclosed.02-12-2009
20090041763Composition Comprising Humanized Antibody HBBK4 for the Treatment of Cancer and the Use Thereof - The present invention is related to a pharmaceutical composition comprising humanized anti-4-1BB antibody (HBBK4) for treating cancer by inducing increase of CD11+CD8+ T cell and IFN-γ, and inhibiting proliferation of cancer cells, together with a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier and the use. Accordingly, it can be useful in the prevention or treatment of cancer without adverse response.02-12-2009
20090041765Materials and methods for improved immunoglycoproteins - Immunoglycoproteins, including antibodies, with improved ADCC and altered glycosylation patterns are provided. Also provided are cell culturing methods and media for producing such immunoglycoproteins, and therapeutic uses of such immunoglycoproteins.02-12-2009
20110008337Treatment of Autoimmune Diseases - The present invention concerns treatment of autoimmune diseases with antagonists which bind to B cell surface markers, such as CD19 or CD20.01-13-2011
20110008336Treatment of Autoimmune Diseases - The present invention concerns treatment of autoimmune diseases with antagonists which bind to B cell surface markers, such as CD19 or CD20.01-13-2011
20110008328METHOD FOR CONTROLLING GLUCOSE UPTAKE AND INSULIN SENSITIVITY - The invention provides methods for treating diabetes and related disorders, such as metabolic syndromes (which includes insulin resistance), by administering an inhibitor of osteopontin (OPN), which includes an antibody, antibody fragment, siRNA, and aptamer. Also disclosed are methods for increasing glucose uptake by cells in a subject, by administering an inhibitor of OPN.01-13-2011
20130071390METHOD FOR PREPARING ANTIBODIES HAVING IMPROVED PROPERTIES - The present invention is directed to methods and compositions for the production of Fc-containing polypeptides having improved properties and comprising mutations at positions 243 and 264 of the Fc region.03-21-2013
20130071388METHOD FOR TREATING PSORIASIS - Methods and compositions are provided for the creation and screening of non-human animal models having many of the histologic characteristics of human psoriasis. Immunocompromised host animals are injected with a purified population of CD45Rb positive cells, which are tolerant of the host major histocompatibility antigens, but are mismatched at one or more minor antigens. The injected cells are stimulated with a pro-inflammatory cytokine, e.g. IL-12, and a polyclonal activating agent. The injected animals develop a chronic skin disorder that includes histological features observed in human psoriasis, e.g. rete pegs, severe acanthosis and infiltration of Th1 cells into the dermis.03-21-2013
20130071387PHARMACEUTICAL FORMULATIONS - A method of stabilizing an aqueous protein or antibody formulation is disclosed herein. Additionally, stable pharmaceutical formulations are contemplated which comprise a biologically active protein, a destabilizing concentration of preservative and a stabilizing concentration of osmolyte.03-21-2013
20130071389METHODS FOR TREATMENT OF INFLAMMATORY DISEASES - The present invention provides methods of treating inflammatory diseases in a subject comprising administering to the subject a therapeutically effective amount of an agent that inhibits pigment epithelium-derived factor (PEDF) and methods of screening for agents that inhibit PEDF.03-21-2013
20130071385MONOCLONAL ANTIBODIES - The invention provides heterochimeric antibodies and/or fragments thereof comprising (i) hypervariable region sequences wholly or substantially corresponding to sequences found in antibodies from a donor species; (ii) constant region sequences wholly or substantially corresponding to sequences found in antibodies from a target species which is different from the donor species; and (iii) heavy and/or light chain variable framework sequences which contain at least three non-CDR residues corresponding to sequences found in antibodies from a target species and at least three contiguous non-CDR residues corresponding to sequences found in antibodies from a donor species. The invention further provides antibody to canine or feline or equine antigens, e.g., CD20 or CD52, and methods of making and using antibodies as described.03-21-2013
20130071383SELECTIVE MODIFICATION OF PROTEINS - A method of selectively introducing a substituent into a protein proximal to a binding site on the protein for a homing peptide, comprising: (a) contacting the protein with a compound comprising a homing peptide having the ability to bind to the binding site of the protein; and (b) allowing a moiety on the protein proximal to the binding site to react with the compound comprising the homing peptide, thereby to transfer the substituent G onto the protein.03-21-2013
20130071386Immunoglobulin Formulation and Method of Preparation Thereof - A stable aqueous pharmaceutical formulation comprising a therapeutically effective amount of an antibody, polysorbate 80, a buffer which inhibits polysorbate oxidation is described along with methods of making the preparation. Also described are formulations with high antibody concentrations which maintain fixed volumes and which may be used on patients of variable weight.03-21-2013
20130071384ANTIBODY FORMULATIONS - The present application describes antibody formulations, including monoclonal antibodies formulated in histidine-acetate buffer, as well as a formulation comprising an antibody that binds to domain II of HER2 (for example, Pertuzumab), and a formulation comprising an antibody that binds to DR5 (for example, Apomab).03-21-2013
20130071382EGFR MUTATIONS - The present invention relates to mutations in Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor (EGFR) and methods of detecting such mutations as well as prognostic methods method for identifying a tumors that are susceptible to anticancer therapy such as chemotherapy and/or kinase inhibitor treatment. The methods involve determining the presence of a mutated EGFR gene or mutated EGFR protein in a tumor sample whereby the presence of a mutated EGFR gene or protein indicates the tumor is susceptible to treatment.03-21-2013
20130071381HUMANIZED ANTI-CCR2 ANTIBODIES AND METHODS OF USE THEREFOR - The present invention relates to a humanized antibody or functional fragment thereof which binds to a mammalian (e.g., human) CC-chemokine receptor 2 (CCR2) or a portion of the receptor and blocks binding of a ligand to the receptor. The invention further relates to a method of inhibiting the interaction of a cell bearing mammalian CCR2 with a ligand thereof, and to use of the antibodies and fragments in therapeutic, prophylactic and diagnostic methods.03-21-2013
201300713791B20 PCSK9 ANTAGONISTS - Antagonists of human proprotein convertase subtilisin-kexin type 9 (“PCSK9”) are disclosed. The disclosed antagonists are effective in the inhibition of PCSK9 function and, accordingly, present desirable antagonists for use in the treatment of conditions associated with PCSK9 activity. The present invention also discloses nucleic acid encoding said antagonists, vectors, host cells, and compositions comprising the antagonists. Methods of making PCSK9-specific antagonists as well as methods of using the antagonists for inhibiting or antagonizing PCSK9 function are also disclosed and form important additional aspects of the present disclosure.03-21-2013
20130071380MODULATION OF PILR TO TREAT IMMUNE DISORDERS - The present invention provides methods of using PILRα agonists, or PILRβ antagonists, to treat immune disorders, such as autoimmune and inflammatory disorders, including CNS, joint and gut inflammation.03-21-2013
20090092604Method for the Treatment of Multiple Sclerosis by Inhibiting IL-17 Activity - Provided are methods of treatment for inflammatory and autoimmune disorders of the central nervous system and gastrointestinal tract. Also provided are methods of diagnosis.04-09-2009
20090092601HUMANIZED ANTI-LT-beta-R ANTIBODIES - Humanized antibodies to LT-β-R and methods of use thereof are provided.04-09-2009
20090092599Optimized Fc variants and methods for their generation - The present invention relates to optimized Fc variants, methods for their generation, and antibodies and Fc fusions comprising optimized Fc variants.04-09-2009
20090092598Antibody Therapy - The present invention provides a composition comprising naked humanized, chimeric, and human anti-CEA antibodies and a therapeutic agent, which is useful for treatment of CEA expressing cancers and other diseases, and methods of use in treatment using this composition.04-09-2009
20090092597MAMMALIAN CELL SURFACE ANTIGENS; RELATED REAGENTS - Purified genes encoding a T cell surface antigen from a mammal, reagents related thereto including purified proteins, specific antibodies, and nucleic acids encoding this antigen are provided. Methods of using said reagents and diagnostic kits are also provided.04-09-2009
20090092605Compositions and methods for the treatment of immune related diseases - The present invention relates to compositions containing novel proteins and methods of using those compositions for the diagnosis and treatment of immune related diseases.04-09-2009
20110206660AMINO ACID SEQUENCES DIRECTED AGAINST CXCR4 AND OTHER GPCRS AND COMPOUNDS COMPRISING THE SAME - The present invention relates to amino acid sequences that are directed against (as defined herein) G-protein coupled receptors (GPCRs) and in particular to CXCR4 and CXCR7, as well as to compounds or constructs, and in particular proteins and polypeptides, that comprise or essentially consist of one or more such amino acid sequences (also referred to herein as “amino acid sequences of the invention”, “compounds of the invention”, and “polypeptides of the invention”, respectively). Furthermore, the invention provides a new method of making amino acid sequences that are directed against transmembrane protein, and in particular for multiple spanning transmembrane proteins for which the native conformation cannot be reproduced in other “in vitro” system (e.g. GPCRs in general).08-25-2011
20130058927ANTI-VEGF ANTIBODIES - Humanized and variant anti-VEGF antibodies and various uses therefor are disclosed. The anti-VEGF antibodies have strong binding affinities for VEGF; inhibit VEGF-induced proliferation of endothelial cells in vitro; and inhibit tumor growth in vivo.03-07-2013
20130058925EPITHELIAL BIOMARKERS FOR CANCER PROGNOSIS - Methods, systems and compositions for the prognosis and classification of cancer, especially bladder cancer, are provided. For example, in certain aspects methods for cancer prognosis using expression analysis of selected biomarkers such as miR-200 and TGFalpha are described.03-07-2013
20130058926METHOD FOR ALLEVIATING AND/OR PREVENTING SKIN REDDENING - A method of alleviating and/or preventing skin reddening for a subject in need thereof by means of inhibiting angiogenesis at the site of the reddened skin, is provided.03-07-2013
20130058924HYPOXIA-RELATED GENE SIGNATURES FOR CANCER CLASSIFICATION - Biomarkers, particularly hypoxia-related genes, and methods using the biomarkers for molecular detection and classification of disease are provided.03-07-2013
20130058923BIOMOLECULAR INTERACTIONS AND INTERACTION PRODUCTS AS BIOMARKERS FOR DETECTION, DIAGNOSIS, PROGNOSIS AND PREDICTING THERAPEUTIC RESPONSES OF HUMAN DISEASES - Included in the disclosure is description of a method of determining a presence, and/or aggressiveness level, and/or response to therapy of a human disease in a subject. The method involves determining size of nanoparticles upon being exposed to a biological sample or a component of biological sample or pretreated biological sample from the subject to form an assay solution, wherein the average particle size of the assay solution is correlative to the presence, and/or aggressiveness level, and/or response to therapy of disease in said subject03-07-2013
20130058920METHODS FOR IMPROVING THE BIOACTIVITY OF THERAPEUTIC IgE ANTIBODIES FOR THE TREATMENT OF DISEASE - The invention provides a method for increasing the bioactivity (e.g. the biosafety and efficacy) of a therapeutic IgE antibody of the invention in the treatment of a patient. Methods of the invention include: i) administering to the patient a therapeutic IgE antibody in combination with at least one bioactivity-enhancing agent, ii) strategic treatment regimens and protocols for the dosing and administration of a therapeutic IgE antibody of the invention, and iii) the use of a therapeutic IgE antibody having a variable region comprising at least one antigen binding region specific for binding an epitope of an antigen wherein the epitope is not highly repetitive or is non-repetitive.03-07-2013
20130058922PHARMACEUTICAL COMPOSITION CONTAINING CHOLINE - The invention relates to pharmaceutical compositions, in particular for intravenous administration, containing choline or pharmaceutically acceptable salts or analogues thereof.03-07-2013
20130058921USE OF AUTOLOGOUS EFFECTOR CELLS AND ANTIBODIES FOR TREATMENT OF MULTIPLE MYELOMA - The present disclosure provides methods for treating multiple myeloma using a combination of autologous expanded and activated NK cells from the patient and an antibody that targets an antigen on myeloma cells and/or an antibody that targets the KIR antigen on NK cells, wherein the antibodies elicit ADCC toward myeloma cells. The present disclosure provides methods for treating multiple myeloma using a combination of autologous NK cells and the anti-CS1 antibody elotuzumab.03-07-2013
20130058919Optimized Fc Variants and Methods for their Generation - The present invention relates to optimized Fc variants, methods for their generation, and antibodies and Fc fusions comprising optimized Fc variants.03-07-2013
20090092600METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS RELATING TO THE REGULATION OF MUC1 BY HSF1 AND STAT3 - This invention relates to regulation of cell signaling, cell growth, and more particularly to the regulation of cancer or inflammatory cell growth and/or activation. The invention provides methods of inhibiting interactions between MUC1 and a heat shock factor, method of inhibiting interactions between transcription factors and the MUC1 promoter, and methods of inhibiting expression. The invention also provides screening methods for identifying compounds that inhibit the aforementioned interactions. Pharmaceutical compositions containing the identified compounds can be useful in treating cancers and inflammatory conditions.04-09-2009
20110059084AGENT FOR TREATING DISEASE - The present invention provides a pharmaceutical composition for treating an autoimmune disease comprising a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier and an agent capable of activating CD4+CD25+ regulatory T cells, wherein the composition is to be administered to a subject in a dose of the agent from 0.2 mg to 30 mg.03-10-2011
20110059071USE OF CD28-SPECIFIC MONOCLONAL ANTIBODIES FOR PRODUCING A PHARMACEUTICAL COMPOSITION FOR TREATING VIRUS INFECTIONS - The invention relates to the use of monoclonal antibodies which are specific for CD28 and activate the T lymphocytes of several up to all subgroups without the occupation of an antigen receptor of the T lymphocytes and which therefor activate said lymphocytes in an antigen unspecific manner or the invention relates to the use of an analogue thereof for producing a pharmaceutical composition in the form of a preparation or a preparation packet for treating virus infections in humans or lower warm-blooded animals having infected T lymphocytes. The pharmaceutical composition additionally contains a virus inhibitor. The invention also relates to a corresponding pharmaceutical composition and a treatment plan including the pharmaceutical composition.03-10-2011
20110014195USE OF THERAPEUTIC PEPTIDES FOR THE TREATMENT AND PREVENTION OF CANCER - MUC1 (DF3, CD227, episialin, PEM) is a heavily O-glycosylated heterodimeric protein of >300 kDa, normally expressed abundantly on the apical surface of glandular epithelia. MUC1 mimetic peptides are selectively retained in mammary gland tumors, colon and skin after systemic administration. Moreover, MUC1 mimetic peptides reduce tumor initiation. In addition, MUC1 mimetic peptides can be used in conjunction with other anti-EGFR treatments in the adjuvant context, i.e., after surgery.01-20-2011
20110014194METHODS FOR INHIBITING ANGIOGENESIS USING EGFL8 ANTAGONISTS - The present invention provides methods of using EGFL8 antagonists to inhibit vascular development and to treat related disorders.01-20-2011
20110014193HUMANIZED ANTI-HUMAN ALPHA 9-INTEGRIN ANTIBODY - The present invention provides a humanized anti-human α9 integrin antibody having improved activity and/or property as compared to donor mouse anti-human α9 integrin antibody, namely, a humanized anti-human α9 integrin antibody comprising a heavy-chain variable region consisting of the amino acid sequence shown by SEQ ID NO: 1 or the amino acid sequence shown by SEQ ID NO: 1 wherein one or several amino acids are substituted, deleted, inserted and/or added and a light-chain variable region consisting of the amino acid sequence shown by SEQ ID NO: 61 or the amino acid sequence shown by SEQ ID NO: 61 wherein one or several amino acids are substituted, deleted, inserted and/or added, as well as a means for preventing or treating various diseases involving human α9 integrin in their pathogenesis, which uses the antibody.01-20-2011
20110014192SUPPRESSION OF CANCER GROWTH AND METASTASIS USING NORDIHYDROGUAIARETIC ACID DERIVATIVES WITH METABOLIC MODULATORS - Disclosed is a composition comprising a derivative of NDGA and at least one metabolic modulator. The composition can be in a unit dose form or kit. The composition can comprise at least two metabolic modulators. Also disclosed are methods for achieving cytotoxicity, particularly of rapidly dividing cells such as cancer, by administering a composition of the invention. In various embodiments of the invention subjects with cancer achieve prolonged survival and/or diminution in the size of their malignancies and cancer metastasis.01-20-2011
20110014189Stable pharmaceutical composition comprising at least one monoclonal antibody and at least one amphiphilic polysaccharide comprising hydrophobic substituents - A stable pharmaceutical composition with at least one monoclonal antibody and at least one amphiphilic polysaccharide chosen from the group of amphiphilic polysaccharides comprising carboxylate functional groups partly substituted with at least one hydrophobic substituent is disclosed.01-20-2011
20120308564TREATMENT OF A METABOLIC DISORDER - The present disclosure relates to the field of metabolic disorders, including type II diabetes and obesity. Specifically, the disclosure relates to methods of treating and/or preventing a metabolic disorder with an IL-18 antagonist, in particular an anti-IL-18 antigen binding protein, in particular an anti-IL-18 antibody.12-06-2012
20090053216Treatment with Anti-VEGF Antibodies - This invention concerns in general treatment of diseases and pathological conditions with anti-VEGF antibodies. More specifically, the invention concerns the treatment of human patients susceptible to or diagnosed with cancer using an anti-VEGF antibody, preferably in combination with one or more additional anti-tumor therapeutic agents.02-26-2009
20090214527Combination Of Anti-Madcam Antibody And Antifibrotic Caspase Inhibitor To Treat Liver Fibrosis - The invention relates to a new combination of an anti-MAdCAM antibody with an anti-fibrotic agent, such as a protease inhibitor, preferably a caspase inhibitor. The invention also relates to pharmaceutical compositions comprising the combination of the invention, and the use of the combination for the treatment of liver fibrosis.08-27-2009
20120189622ANTI-CD38 HUMAN ANTIBODIES AND USES THEREOF - The present invention provides recombinant antigen-binding regions and antibodies and functional fragments containing such antigen-binding regions that are specific for CD38, which plays an integral role in various disorders or conditions. These antibodies, accordingly, can be used to treat, for example, hematological malignancies such as multiple myeloma. Antibodies of the invention also can be used in the diagnostics field, as well as for investigating the role of CD38 in the progression of disorders associated with malignancies. The invention also provides nucleic acid sequences encoding the foregoing antibodies, vectors containing the same, pharmaceutical compositions and kits with instructions for use. The invention also provides isolated novel epitopes of CD38 and methods of use therefore.07-26-2012
20090297518IMMUNOPOTENTIATIVE COMPOSITION - Compositions for cancer or infection treatment via immunopotentiation caused by inhibition of immunosuppressive signal induced by PD-1, PD-L1, or PD-L2 and therapies using them, immunopotentiative substrates included as the active ingredient, screening methods of the substrates for cancer or infection treatment, cell lines used for the screening methods, evaluation methods that select the substrates for cancer treatment, and carcinoma cell transplanted mammals used for the evaluation methods. The compositions of the present invention that inhibits the function of PD-1, PD-L1, or PD-L2 are useful for treatment of cancer or infection.12-03-2009
20090297511PREVENTION AND TREATMENT OF AMYLOIDOGENIC DISEASE - The invention provides compositions and methods for treatment of amyloidogenic diseases. Such methods entail administering an agent that induces a beneficial immune response against an amyloid deposit in the patient. The methods are particularly useful for prophylactic and therapeutic treatment of Alzheimer's disease. In such methods, a suitable agent is Aβ peptide, active fragments thereof or an antibody thereto.12-03-2009
20090220498Method for Discovering Inhibitors of the Epstein-Barr Virus-Induced Gene 3 (EBI3) and Derivatives Thereof for the Treatment of Metastasizing Tumors and Allergic Asthma - The present invention relates to a method for identifying inhibitors of the Epstein Barr virus-induced gene 3 (EBI3), a method for producing a pharmaceutical composition, comprising an inhibitor, a respective pharmaceutical composition and a method for treating a metastasizing tumor disease or allergic asthma, comprising the administration of an effective amount of an inhibitor of EBI3.09-03-2009
20090269338HUMANIZED ANTI-FACTOR D ANTIBODIES AND USES THEREOF - The invention relates to anti-Factor D antibodies, their nucleic acid and amino acid sequences, the cells and vectors that harbor these antibodies and their production and their use in the preparation of compositions and medicaments for treatment of diseases and disorders associated with excessive or uncontrolled complement activation. These antibodies are useful for diagnostics, prophylaxis and treatment of disease.10-29-2009
20090269337COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR TREATING DIABETES - Compositions and methods for islet neogenesis therapy comprising an EGF and a gastrin in combination with immune suppression, and for treating or preventing early stage diabetes with a gastrin/CCK receptor ligand and an immunosuppressant are provided.10-29-2009
20090269335THERAPEUTIC AGENT FOR PROSTATE CANCER - The present inventors investigated the antitumor effects of anti-IL-6 receptor antibodies against prostate cancer. The result showed that the anti-IL-6 receptor antibodies had both in vivo and in vitro antitumor effects against prostate cancer. It was also revealed that the hPM1 antitumor effect is via IL-6 receptor.10-29-2009
20090269336ANTI-VEGF MONOCLONAL ANTIBODY - The present invention provides novel monoclonal antibodies with a high binding affinity to all five isoforms of human VEGF.10-29-2009
20090269340ANTIBODIES TO ONCOSTATIN M RECEPTOR - The invention provides characterization of the disease and cancer-associated antigen, OSM-R.beta. The invention also provides modulators of OSM-R.beta, including a family of monoclonal antibodies that bind to antigen OSM-R.beta, and methods of diagnosing and treating various human cancers and diseases associated with OSM-R.beta.10-29-2009
20120225065ANTI-HUMAN IL-21 MONOCLONAL ANTIBODIES - Human anti-human IL-21 monoclonal antibodies and the hybridomas that produce them are presented. Certain of these antibodies have the ability to bind native human IL-21, a mutant recombinant IL-21 protein and/or peptide regions of human IL-21. These human anti-IL-21 antibodies are useful in therapeutic treatment of autoimmune and inflammatory diseases, particularly diseases mediated by T follicular helper cells, B cells T09-06-2012
20120225063TREATMENT RESPONSE TO ANTI-ANGIOGENIC THERAPIES - Methods are provided for selecting and treating patients with an anti-angiogenic agent and methods for reducing the risk of adverse events in patients from treatment with an anti-angiogenic agent, comprising the steps: obtaining a sample of tumor and normal tissues from a patient; determining the miRNA or protein expression in said samples; comparing the miRNA or protein expression in said tumor sample to the miRNA or protein expression in normal tissue; determining whether said tumor miRNA or protein expression is higher or lower than said normal miRNA or protein expression, wherein if said miRNA or protein expression indicates that the expression of at least one angiogenic gene is upregulated, the patient is scheduled for treatment with an anti-angiogenic agent. Preferably the anti-angiogenic agent is a VEGF-targeting agent or a tyrosine kinase inhibitor. In preferred embodiments, the VEGF-targeting agent is bevacizumab.09-06-2012
20120225062NOVEL KINASE INHIBITORS - The present invention provides compounds of Formula I:09-06-2012
20120225061TETRASUBSTITUTED CYCLOHEXYL COMPOUNDS AS KINASE INHIBITORS - The present invention provides a compound of formula (I):09-06-2012
20120225060ANTI-IL-6 RECEPTOR ANTIBODIES AND METHODS OF USE - The present invention provides anti-IL-6R monoclonal antibodies and related compositions, which may be used in any of a variety of therapeutic methods for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis and other diseases.09-06-2012
20120225058NOVEL IMMUNOGLOBULIN INSERTIONS, DELETIONS, AND SUBSTITUTIONS - An Fc variant of a parent Fc polypeptide, wherein said Fc variant exhibits altered binding to one or more FcγRs, wherein said Fc variant comprises at least one amino acid insertion in the Fc region of said parent Fc polypeptide.09-06-2012
20120225057METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR THE TREATMENT OF MYELOPROLIFERATIVE DISEASES AND OTHER PROLIFERATIVE DISEASES - Compounds of the present invention, alone and in combination with other active agents, find utility in the treatment of hyperproliferative diseases, mammalian cancers and especially human cancers including but not limited to for example malignant melanomas, myeloproliferative diseases, chronic myelogenous leukemia, acute lymphocytic leukemia, a disease caused by c-ABL kinase, oncogenic forms thereof, aberrant fusion proteins thereof and polymorphs thereof.09-06-2012
20120225056METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR TREATING COMPLEMENT-ASSOCIATED DISORDERS - The present disclosure relates to, inter alia, compositions containing an inhibitor of human complement and use of the compositions in methods for treating or preventing complement-associated disorders. In some embodiments, the inhibitor is chronically administered to patients. In some embodiments, the inhibitor is administered to a patient in an amount and with a frequency to maintain systemic complement inhibition and prevent breakthrough. In some embodiments, the compositions contain an antibody, or antigen-binding fragment thereof, that binds to a human complement component C5 protein or a fragment of the protein such as C5a or C5b.09-06-2012
20120225055ANTIGEN BINDING PROTEINS - The present invention relates to antigen binding proteins, such as antibodies, which bind to serum amyloid P component (SAP), polynucleotides encoding such antigen binding proteins, pharmaceutical compositions comprising said antigen binding proteins and methods of manufacture. The present invention also concerns the use of such antigen binding proteins in the treatment or prophylaxis of diseases associated with amyloid deposition including systemic amyloidosis, local amyloidosis, Alzheimer's disease, and type 2 diabetes.09-06-2012
20080311118VASCULAR ENDOTHELIAL CELL GROWTH FACTOR ANTAGONISTS AND USES THEREOF - The present invention provides vascular endothelial cell growth factor (VEGF) antagonists and methods of using VEGF antagonists. VEGF antagonists contemplated by the invention include VEGF antibodies and VEGF receptor fusion proteins. Methods of treating edema and stroke using VEGF antagonists are also provided.12-18-2008
20130064817ENGINEERED ANTI-IL-23R ANTIBODIES - Antibodies to human IL-23R are provided, as well as uses thereof, e.g. in treatment of inflammatory, autoimmune, and proliferative disorders.03-14-2013
20130064811Methods to Enhance Cancer Treatment - Herein are provided methods for reducing or eliminating cancer in a patient in need of cancer treatment, by providing cholesterol deprivation therapy (CDT) in conjunction with antibodies directed against cholesterol-deprived tumor cells. Further provided are methods of enhancing the efficacy of other cancer treatments, by administering CDT and antibodies directed against cholesterol-deprived tumor cells, in combination with additional anti-cancer therapies.03-14-2013
20130064816TNF-alpha ANTAGONISTS AND METHOTREXATE IN THE TREATMENT OF TNF-MEDIATED DISEASE - Methods for treating and/or preventing a TNF-mediated disease in an individual are disclosed. Also disclosed is a composition comprising methotrexate and an anti-tumor necrosis factor antibody. TNF-mediated diseases include rheumatoid arthritis, Crohn's disease, and acute and chronic immune diseases associated with transplantation.03-14-2013
20130064814ANTAGONISTS OF PRODUCTS OF THE HS.459642 UNIGENE CLUSTER FOR THE INHIBITION OF PROLIFERATION, DEVELOPMENT OR DIFFERENTIATION OF STEM CELLS INCLUDING CANCER STEM CELLS - The present disclosure provides methods and compositions for inhibiting the proliferation, differentiation, or development of stem cells and cancer stem cells in a patient in need thereof. The methods involve administering to a patient a therapeutically effective amount of an antagonist of an Hs.459642 Unigene Cluster product, such as an inhibitor of CACNA1H. The compositions include an antagonist of an Hs.459642 Unigene Cluster product, such as an inhibitor of CACNA1H. Specific antagonists such as antibodies and antisense oligonucleotides, and combination therapy with one or more additional anti-cancer agents, are also provided by this disclosure. Such methods, antagonists, and compositions can be useful, for example, in the treatment of cancer.03-14-2013
20130064815INDUCING APOPTOSIS IN QUIESCENT CELLS - Compositions comprising an autophagy inhibitor and at least one of an NADPH modulator or a glutathione inhibitor are provided. Methods of inhibiting or killing a quiescent cell are provided. Methods of treating cancer are provided. Methods of identifying compositions that inhibit or kill quiescent cells are provided. Methods of identifying compositions that inhibit or kill quiescent cells are provided. Methods of inducing apoptosis are provided. Methods of sensitizing quiescent cells to proteasome inhibitors are provided.03-14-2013
20130064813Protein Belonging to the TNF Superfamily Involved in Signal Transduction, Nucleic Acids Encoding Same and Methods of Use Thereof - A method of modulating immune response in an animal is disclosed. Such a method interacting the immature dendritic cells from the animal with an antigen ex vivo so that the immature dendritic cells present the antigen on their surfaces, inducing maturation of the immature dendritic cells ex vivo, and contacting the mature dendritic cells ex vivo with a modulator comprising TRANCE, conservative variants thereof, fragments thereof, analogs or derivatives thereof, or a fusion protein comprising the amino acid sequence of TRANCE, conservative variants thereof, or fragments thereof. After contacting the modulator ex vivo, the mature dendritic cells are introduced into the animal. As a result, immune response in the animal towards the antigen is modulated relative to the immune response against the antigen in an animal in which dendritic cells did not interact with the antigen ex vivo, and did not contact a modulator ex vivo. Preferably, the method of the present invention results in increasing immune response towards the antigen in the animal.03-14-2013
20130064812COMBINATION THERAPIES FOR HEMATOLOGIC MALIGNANCIES - The invention provides methods that relate to a novel therapeutic strategy for the treatment of hematological malignancies and inflammatory diseases. In particular, the method comprises administration of a compound of formula A,03-14-2013
20090258014COMBINATION OF HGF INHIBITOR AND EGF INHIBITOR TO TREAT CANCER - The present invention is directed toward a method of treating cancer by administering to a patient an inhibitor of Hepatocyte Growth Factor and an inhibitor of, e.g., Epidermal Growth Factor.10-15-2009
20100124550AMIDE INHIBITORS OF RENIN - The present invention relates to new amide inhibitors of renin, pharmaceutical compositions thereof, and methods of use thereof05-20-2010
20090238828Combinations for the Treatment of Diseases involving Cell Proliferation - Disclosed are pharmaceutical compositions for the treatment of diseases which involve cell proliferation. Also disclosed are methods for the treatment of said diseases, comprising co-administration of a compound 1 of Formula (I)09-24-2009
20090238827THERAPEUTIC USE OF ANTI-CS1 ANTIBODIES - The present invention is directed to antagonists of CS1 that bind to and neutralize at least one biological activity of CS1. The invention also includes a pharmaceutical composition comprising such antibodies or antigen-binding fragments thereof. The present invention also provides for a method of preventing or treating disease states, including autoimmune disorders and cancer, in a subject in need thereof, comprising administering into said subject an effective amount of such antagonists.09-24-2009
20090238826INHIBITORS OF PLACENTAL GROWTH FACTOR FOR THE TREATMENT OF PATHOLOGICAL ANGIOGENESIS, PATHOLOGICAL ARTERIOGENESIS, INFLAMMATION, TUMOR FORMATION AND/OR VASCULAR LEAKAGE - The present invention relates to the field of pathological angiogenesis and arteriogenesis and, in particular, to a stress-induced phenotype in a transgenic mouse (PIGF09-24-2009
20090238824BREAST, GASTRIC AND PROSTATE CANCER ASSOCIATED ANTIGENS AND USES THEREFOR - Cancer associated antigens have been identified by autologous antibody screening of libraries of nucleic acids expressed in breast, gastric and prostate cancer cells using antisera from cancer patients. The invention relates to nucleic acids and encoded polypeptides which are cancer associated antigens expressed in patients afflicted with cancer. The invention provides, inter alia, isolated nucleic acid molecules, expression vectors containing those molecules and host cells transfected with those molecules. The invention also provides isolated proteins and peptides, antibodies to those proteins and peptides and cytotoxic T lymphocytes which recognize the proteins and peptides. Fragments of the foregoing including functional fragments and variants also are provided. Kits containing the foregoing molecules additionally are provided. The molecules provided by the invention can be used in the diagnosis, monitoring, research, or treatment of conditions characterized by the expression of one or more cancer associated antigens.09-24-2009
20090238823Antigen binding proteins capable of binding thymic stromal lymphopoietin - The present disclosure provides compositions and methods relating to antigen binding proteins which bind to human thymic stromal lymphopoietin (TSLP), including antibodies. In particular embodiments, the disclosure provides fully human, humanized and chimeric anti-TSLP antibodies and derivatives of such antibodies. The disclosure further provides nucleic acids encoding such antibodies and antibody fragments and derivatives, and methods of making and using such antibodies including methods of treating and preventing TSLP-related inflammatory and fibrotic disorders.09-24-2009
20090238822Chimeric Hepatitis C Virus Antigens For Eliciting an Immune Response - Disclosed herein are chimeric antigens, comprising an hepatitis C virus (HCV) antigen and a Fc fragment of an immunoglobulin for eliciting an immune response against said antigen. The immune response is enhanced by presenting the host immune system with an immune response domain (HCV antigen from HCV core, envelope, or non-structural protein fragments) and a target binding domain (an Fc fragment). By virtue of the target binding domain, antigen presenting cells internalize and process the chimeric antigens for antigen presentation, thereby eliciting both a humoral and cellular immune response.09-24-2009
20090238821HUMANIZED ANTIBODIES THAT SEQUESTER AMYLOID BETA PEPTIDE - A method to treat conditions characterized by formation of amyloid plaques both prophylactically and therapeutically is described. The method employs humanized antibodies which sequester soluble Aβ peptide from human biological fluids or which preferably specifically bind an epitope contained within position 13-28 of the amyloid beta peptide Aβ.09-24-2009
20090238820ANTI-MAdCAM ANTIBODY COMPOSITIONS - The present invention relates to anti-MAdCAM antibody compositions comprising a chelating agent, and methods of treating inflammatory disease in a subject.09-24-2009
20090232804HUMANIZED ANTIBODIES SPECIFIC FOR VON WILLEBRAND FACTOR - The present disclosure relates to humanized antibodies or binding fragments thereof specific for human von Willebrand factor (vWF), methods for their preparation and use, including methods for treating vWF mediated diseases or disorders.09-17-2009
20090232803ANTIBODIES TO HUMAN IL-1BETA - An IL-1β binding molecule, in particular an antibody to human IL-1β, especially a human antibody to human IL-1β is provided, wherein the CDRs of the heavy and light chains have amino acid sequences as defined, for use in the treatment of an IL-1 mediated disease or disorder, e.g. osteoarthritis, osteoporosis and other inflammatory arthritides.09-17-2009
20090232802Compositions and methods for the treatment of natural killer cell related diseases - The present invention relates to compositions containing novel proteins and methods of using those compositions for the diagnosis and treatment of immune related diseases.09-17-2009
20090232801Humanized Antibodies Which Bind To AB (1-42) Globulomer And Uses Thereof - The present invention relates to binding proteins and, in particular, humanized antibodies that may be used, for example, in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of Alzheimer's Disease and related conditions.09-17-2009
20090232800E1-MINUS ADENOVIRUSES AND USE THEREOF - The present invention is related to a virus, preferably an adenovirus, characterised in that the virus comprises: 09-17-2009
20090232799Antibodies that bind urokinase-type plasminogen activator and epitopes therefor - Anti-uPA antibodies and antigen-binding regions thereof, as well as pharmaceutical compositions comprising such antibodies and antigen-binding regions, are described. Also described are methods of using such antibodies and antigen-binding regions to bind uPA epitopes and activate uPA function, such as inhibition of uPA mediated inflammation. Epitopes that can be used to activate uPA function and anti-inflammation activity are also described, as well as methods of identifying compounds that can bind them.09-17-2009
20090232805METHODS OF INHIBITING RECEPTOR TYROSINE KINASES WITH AN EXTRACELLULAR ANTAGONIST AND AN INTRACELLULAR ANTAGONIST - The present invention relates to methods of inhibiting receptor tyrosine kinases by utilizing a combination of both an extracellular and an intracellular RTK antagonist. The extracellular RTK antagonist is a biological molecule or a small molecule that inhibits activation of the receptor tyrosine kinase by interacting with the extracellular binding region of the receptor. The intracellular RTK antagonist is a biological molecule or small molecule that inhibits tyrosine kinase activity of the receptor tyrosine kinase by interacting with the receptor's intracellular region bearing a kinase domain or by interacting with an intracellular protein involved in the signaling pathway of the receptor tyrosine kinase. The present invention also provides methods of treating tyrosine kinase dependent diseases, and compositions for use in such methods thereof, by administering a combination of both an extracellular and an intracellular RTK antagonist.09-17-2009
20090047280Antibody inhibiting infection of papillomavirus - The present invention relates generally to an antibody that binds specifically to a neutralization epitope at the surface of papillomavirus (residues 36-49 of the minor capsid L2) that does not interfere with virus entry into endosomes and lysosomes. This antibody neutralizes infection of the virus in a dose dependent manner.02-19-2009
20090047278Novel Combinational Use of Sulfonamide Compound - The present invention relates to a pharmaceutical composition, a kit and a method for treating cancer, comprising a sulfonamide compound in combination with a substance having an EGF inhibitory activity.02-19-2009
20090220497THERAPEUTIC COMPOSITIONS COMPRISING HYALURONAN AND THERAPEUTIC ANTIBODIES AS WELL AS METHODS OF TREATMENT - The present invention relates generally to treatment and prophylactic protocols for cellular diseases or disorders, such as diseases and disorders associated with abnormal cellular proliferation. More particularly, the present invention provides compositions comprising therapeutic antibodies and hyaluronan and their use in the treatment or prophylaxis of cellular diseases and disorders.09-03-2009
20120114644ANTAGONIST ANTI-NOTCH3 ANTIBODIES AND THEIR USE IN THE PREVENTION AND TREATMENT OF NOTCH3-RELATED DISEASES - The present invention relates to antagonist antibodies that specifically bind to Notch 3 and inhibit its activation. The present invention includes antibodies binding to a conformational epitope comprising the first Lin12 domain and the second dimerization domain. The present invention also includes uses of these antibodies to treat or prevent Notch 3 related diseases or disorders.05-10-2012
201201146434-PYRIDINONE COMPOUNDS AND THEIR USE FOR CANCER - Disclosed are compounds of Formula (I):05-10-2012
20120114642TARGETING VEGF-B REGULATION OF FATTY ACID TRANSPORTERS TO MODULATE HUMAN DISEASES - The present invention provides materials and methods for modulating FATP expression and/or activity in vivo. The materials and methods have numerous diagnostic, prophylactic, and therapeutic applications for various diseases and conditions that are influenced by FATPs, or characterized by excessive or inadequate FATP expression or activity.05-10-2012
20120114641THERAPEUTIC COMBINATION COMPRISING A PLK1 INHIBITOR AND AN ANTINEOPLASTIC AGENT - The present invention provides a combination comprising (a) a compound of formula (I) and (b) one or more antineoplastic agents selected from the group consisting of an antimetabolite agent, analkylating or alkylating-like agent, an intercalating agent, a topoisomerase I or II inhibitor, an antimitotic agent, a kinase inhibitor, a proteasome inhibitor and an antibody inhibiting a growth factor or its receptor, wherein active ingredients of the combination are present in each case in free form or in the form of a pharmaceutically acceptable salt or any hydrate or solvate thereof, useful in the treatment of tumors.05-10-2012
20120114640MODULATION OF THE TGF- AND PI3K/AKT PATHWAYS IN THE DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT OF SQUAMOUS CELL CARCINOMA - Described herein is the finding that the PI3K/Akt and TGF-β pathways act cooperatively to promote squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), such as head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC). In particular, it was found that conditional deletion of transforming growth factor-β receptor type I (TGFBR1) and phosphatase and tensin homolog (PTEN) in head and neck epithelia of mice led to spontaneous development of SCC in the mice with complete penetrance. Accordingly, provided herein are methods of treating a subject diagnosed with SCC by administering to the subject a therapeutically effective amount of an inhibitor of the PI3K/Akt pathway and a therapeutically effective amount of a modulator of the TGF-β pathway. Also provided is a method of diagnosing a subject as having SCC, or being susceptible to developing SCC, by detecting the presence or absence of at least one tumor-associated mutation in the TGFBR1 gene and at least one tumor-associated mutation in the PTEN gene. Further provided is a method of diagnosing a subject as having SCC, or being susceptible to developing SCC, by detecting expression of TGFBR1 and PTEN in a sample obtained from the subject. Pharmaceutical compositions that include an inhibitor of the PI3K/Akt pathway and a modulator of the TGF-β pathway, and the use of such pharmaceutical compositions for the treatment of SCC, are also provided herein.05-10-2012
20120114638COMBINATION THERAPY - The present invention relates to a combination therapy of 2,2-dimethyl-N-((S)-6-oxo-6,7-dihydro-5H-dibenzo[b,d]azepin-7-yl)-N′-(2,2,3,3,3-pentafluoro-propyl)-malonamide, or a pharmaceutically-acceptable salt thereof, and bevacizumab for treating a patient suffering from a proliferative disorder, in particular a solid tumor, for example a brain tumor.05-10-2012
20120114636LOW MOLECULAR WEIGHT CYCLIN E (LMW-E) AS A BIOMARKER FOR PERSONALIZATION OF CANCER THERAPIES - Methods are disclosed for predicting a patient response to anti-Her2 therapy or anti-aromatase therapy. In certain embodiments, the methods involve the identification of low molecular weight cyclin E (LMW-E) in cancers, such as breast cancer cells, as a predictive and prognostic marker. In further embodiments, LMW-E expression by a cancerous or pre-cancerous cell may be used to predict response to an aromatase inhibitor and/or CDK2 inhibitor, and determination of LMW-E expression may be used in the personalization of cancer therapies.05-10-2012
20090028855INHIBITORS OF AKT/PKB WITH ANTI-TUMOR ACTIVITY - The subject invention concerns materials and methods for inhibiting the Akt/PKB pathway. In one embodiment, a compound of the invention inhibits kinase activity and/or phosphorylation levels of Akt proteins. The subject invention also concerns methods for inhibiting or killing a cancer cell or other cell in which expression of an Akt protein is elevated or constitutively active, comprising contacting the cell with an effective amount of a compound of formula I. The subject invention also concerns methods for treating cancer or a tumor in a person or animal comprising administering all effective amount of a compound of formula I to the person or animal.01-29-2009
20090010928Anti-anthrax antibody, formulations thereof, and methods of use - The present invention provides an antibody which binds to 01-08-2009
20090010931COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR RESTORING SENSITIVITY TO TREATMENT WITH HER2 ANTAGONISTS - Methods and compositions for restoring growth inhibition sensitivity to a tumor cell resistant to growth inhibition by HER2 antagonists. The methods involve administering a PCDGF antagonist to the cell in an amount effective to stimulate or restore growth inhibition sensitivity to HER2 antagonists. The invention also provides treatment regimens, and therapeutic compositions comprising an HER2 antagonist and a PCDGF antagonist.01-08-2009
20090010929Therapeutic Antibodies, Antibody Fragments and Antibody Conjugates - The present invention provides compositions, including pharmaceutical compositions, comprising an amount of an antibody, antibody fragment or antibody conjugate sufficient to treat Group A 01-08-2009
20090010925ANTIBODY VARIANTS - Antibody variants of parent antibodies are disclosed which have one or more amino acids inserted in a hypervariable region of the parent antibody and a binding affinity for a target antigen which is at least about two fold stronger than the binding affinity of the parent antibody for the antigen.01-08-2009
20090136499RAF Inhibitors and Uses Thereof - The present invention provides imidazooxazole and imidazothiazole compounds and their synthesis. The compounds of the present invention are capable of inhibiting the activity of RAF kinase, such as B-RAF05-28-2009
20100086545Prevention and Treatment of Synucleinopathic and Amyloidogenic Disease - The invention provides improved agents and methods for treatment of diseases associated with synucleinopathic diseases, including Lewy bodies of alpha-synuclein in the brain of a patient. Such methods entail administering agents that induce a beneficial immunogenic response against the Lewy body. The methods are particularly useful for prophylactic and therapeutic treatment of Parkinson's disease.04-08-2010
20100086547METHODS FOR ADMINISTERING ANTI-IL-5 ANTIBODIES - The present invention relates generally to the methods for the treatment and diagnosis of conditions mediated by IL-5 and excess eosinophil production, and more specifically to mAbs, Fabs, chimeric and humanized antibodies. More particularly, methods are provided for reducing eosinophils in a human in need thereof, which method comprises administering to said human a composition comprising at least one anti-IL-5 antibody, wherein at least one anti-IL-5 antibody provides a mean maximum plasma concentration of said anti-IL-5 antibody of at least about 1.03±0.21 μg/mL, an Area Under the Curve value of at least about 15.5±2.7 μg/day/mL and a serum half-life of about 16.2±2.1 days to about 21.7±2.8 days.04-08-2010
20110020337METHODS FOR TREATING CONDITIONS ASSOCIATED WITH MASP-2 DEPENDENT COMPLEMENT ACTIVATION - In one aspect, the invention provides methods of inhibiting the effects of MASP-2-dependent complement activation in a living subject. The methods comprise the step of administering, to a subject in need thereof, an amount of a MASP-2 inhibitory agent effective to inhibit MASP-2-dependent complement activation. In some embodiments, the MASP-2 inhibitory agent inhibits cellular injury associated with MASP-2-mediated alternative complement pathway activation, while leaving the classical (C1q-dependent) pathway component of the immune system intact. In another aspect, the invention provides compositions for inhibiting the effects of lectin-dependent complement activation, comprising a therapeutically effective amount of a MASP-2 inhibitory agent and a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier.01-27-2011
20110020327Purification of proteins - The present invention relates to a bimodal polymer such as a soluble polymer capable of irreversibly binding to insoluble particulates and a subset of soluble impurities and also capable of reversibly binding to one or more desired biomolecules in an unclarified biological material containing stream and the methods of using such a material to purify one or more desired biomolecules from such a stream without the need for prior clarification. Such a polymer comprises domains of charged pendant groups such as primary, secondary, tertiary or quaternary amines, (first mode) and is rendered insoluble and precipitates out of solution simply upon complexing with oppositely charged solid particulates and a fraction of the soluble impurities in an amount sufficient to form an aggregate that can no longer be held in solution. The polymer further comprises other domains of pendant groups that are charged or uncharged, hydrophilic or hydrophobic or have a ligand that is selective for the biomolecule of interest depending on the process conditions such as pH, ionic strength, salts, and the like (second mode). When present in one mode, such as the uncharged form, said pendant groups are capable of binding to one or more desired biomolecules within the stream (protein, polypeptide, etc) in an unclarified cell broth. The precipitate can then be removed from the stream, such as by being filtered out from the remainder of the stream and the desired biomolecule is recovered such as by selective elution.01-27-2011
20130164278HUMANIZED ANTIBODY - The present invention is related to chimeric and humanized antibody and to methods and compositions for the therapeutic and diagnostic use in the treatment of amyloidosis, a group of disorders and abnormalities associated with amyloid protein such as Alzheimer's disease.06-27-2013
20130164282TREATMENT OF CANCER - Provided are methods relating to compositions that include a CDP-topoisomerase inhibitor, e.g., a CDP-camptothecin or camptothecin derivative conjugate, e.g., CRLX101.06-27-2013
20090123466ANTI-CD40 MONOCLONAL ANTIBODY - An antibody or a functional fragment thereof, acting agonistically or antagonistically on CD40.05-14-2009
20130183302BLOOD PLASMA BIOMARKERS FOR BEVACIZUMAB COMBINATION THERAPIES FOR TREATMENT OF BREAST CANCER - The present invention provides methods for improving the treatment effect of a chemotherapy regimen of a patient suffering from breast cancer, in particular locally advanced, recurrent or metastatic HER-2 negative breast cancer, by adding bevacizumab (Avastin®) to a chemotherapy regimen by determining the expression level, in particular the blood plasma expression level, of one or more of VEGFA, VEGFR2 and PLGF relative to control levels of patients diagnosed with breast cancer, in particular locally advanced, recurrent or metastatic HER-2 negative breast cancer. In particular, the present invention provides methods of improving the treatment effect, wherein the treatment effect is the progression-free survival of the patient. The present invention further provides for methods for assessing the sensitivity or responsiveness of a patient to bevacizumab (Avastin®) in combination with a chemotherapy regimen, by determining the expression level, in particular the blood plasma expression level, of one or more of VEGFA, VEGFR2 and PLGF relative to control levels in patients diagnosed with breast cancer, in particular locally advanced, recurrent or metastatic HER-2 negative breast cancer.07-18-2013
20130183306ANTI-CD19 ANTIBODY HAVING ADCC FUNCTION WITH IMPROVED GLYCOSYLATION PROFILE - The present invention relates to an anti-CD19 antibody having a variant Fc region having some specific amino acid modifications relative to a wild-type Fc region which confer one or several useful effector functions. The present invention relates in particular to chimeric, humanized or full human anti-CD19 antibodies comprising such a variant Fc region. It relates advantageously to antibodies with an interesting and valuable glycosylation profile, especially a low fucose level and/or a high oligomannose level and low level of sialic acid, high ADCC function and no CDC. The present invention also relates to the use of these antibodies in the treatment, prevention or management of diseases or disorders, such as cancer, especially a B-cell malignancy and auto-immune disease.07-18-2013
20130183304NEUROPILIN AS A BIOMARKER FOR BEVACIZUMAB COMBINATION THERAPIES - The present invention provides methods for improving treatment effect in a patient suffering from gastric cancer, in particular, adenocarcinoma of the stomach or gastro-esophageal junction (“GEJ”), by treatment with bevacizumab (Avastin®) in combination with a chemotherapy regimen by determining the expression level of neuropilin relative to a control level determined in patients suffering from gastric cancer, in particular, adenocarcinoma of the stomach or gastro-esophageal junction (“GEJ”). The improved treatment effect may be improved overall survival or improved progression free survival. The present invention further provides for methods for assessing the sensitivity or responsiveness of a patient to bevacizumab (Avastin®) in combination with a chemotherapy regimen, by determining the expression level of neuropilin relative to a control level determined in patients suffering from gastric cancer, in particular, adenocarcinoma of the stomach or gastro-esophageal junction (“GEJ”).07-18-2013
20130183293ANTAGONISTS 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.07-18-2013
20130183299ANTI-FOLATE RECEPTOR ALPHA ANTIBODIES AND USES THEREOF - Described herein are antibodies, and antigen-binding fragments thereof, that are specific for folate receptor alpha, related polynucleotides, expression vectors, and cells that express the described antibodies. Also provided are methods of using the described antibodies, and antigen-binding fragments thereof, and related kits. Provided herein are also methods for diagnosing cancers, such as breast cancer, thyroid cancer, colorectal cancer, endometrial cancer, fallopian tube cancer, ovarian cancer, or lung cancer, using the described antibodies, and antigen-binding fragments thereof. The methods involve determining the amount of folate receptor alpha in a sample derived from a subject and comparing this level with the level of folate receptor alpha in a control sample or reference sample.07-18-2013
20130183292TUMOR THERAPY WITH AN ANTI-VEGF ANTIBODY - The present invention provides a method of treating a patient suffering from relapsed HER2 positive cancer with an anti-VEGF antibody during or after treatment with an anti-HER2 antibody. The invention also provides a kit comprising an anti-VEGF antibody.07-18-2013
20130183297METHOD OF TREATING CANCERS AND A PHARMACEUTICAL COMPOSITION THAT MAY BE USED IN PRACTICING SAID METHOD - The method of treating a person having a cancer selected from carcinoma, sarcoma or hematopoietic cancer by administering (a) an effective amount of at least one anti-cancer drug selected from the group consisting of an epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) inhibitor, a vascular endothelial growth factor receptor (VEGFR) inhibitor and a Raf kinase inhibitor and (b) an effective amount of 5-(4-(6-(4-amino-3,5-dimethyl-phenoxy)-1-methyl-1H-benzimidazol-2-ylmethoxy)-benzyl)-thiazolidine-2,4-dione.dihydrochloride provided that said carcinoma is not lung cancer when an EGFR inhibitor is erlotinib. The invention also provides a pharmaceutical composition that may be used in practicing said method.07-18-2013
20130183294METHODS OF USING FGF19 MODULATORS - Provided herein are methods of using FGF19 modulators and/or bile acid metabolism biomarkers.07-18-2013
20080299114HUMANEERED ANTI-FACTOR B ANTIBODY - This invention relates to humaneered anti-factor B antibodies and antigen-binding fragments thereof with reduced immunogenicity. The humaneered anti-factor B antibodies and antigen-binding fragments thereof are derived from murine monoclonal antibody 1379, which binds factor B in the third short consensus repeat (“SCR”) domain and selectively inhibits activation of the alternative complement pathway by preventing formation of the C3bBb complex. The invention also relates to methods of treating diseases or disorders in which activation of the alternative complement pathway plays a role, and methods of selectively inhibiting activation of the alternative complement pathway in an individual in need thereof.12-04-2008
20120237510Anti-NKG2A Antibodies and Uses Thereof - Described herein are anti-NKG2A antibodies suitable for human therapy, including humanized versions of murine anti-NKG2A antibody Z270, as well as related methods and materials for producing and using such antibodies. Exemplary complementarity-determining regions (CDRs) sequences and sites for optional amino acid back-substitutions in framework region (FR) and/or CDRs of such antibodies are also described.09-20-2012
20120237509Anti-Mesothelin Antibodies - This invention relates to the use of monoclonal and polyclonal antibodies that specifically bind to and become internalized by mesothelin-positive cells and also induce an immune effector activity such as antibody dependent cellular cytotoxicity. The antibodies are useful in specific delivery of pharmacologic agents to mesothelin expressing cells as well as eliciting an immune-effector activity particularly on tumor cells and precursors. The invention is also related to cells expressing the monoclonal antibodies, polyclonal antibodies, antibody derivatives, such as human, humanized, and chimeric monoclonal antibodies, antibody fragments, mammalian cells expressing the monoclonal antibodies, derivatives and fragments, and methods of treating cancer using the antibodies, derivatives and fragments.09-20-2012
20120237507Monovalent Antigen Binding Proteins - The present invention relates to monovalent antigen binding proteins with a CH1-CL domain exchange, methods for their production, pharmaceutical compositions containing said antibodies, and uses thereof.09-20-2012
20120237506Antigen Binding Proteins - The present invention relates to antigen binding proteins comprising two Fc parts, methods for their production, pharmaceutical compositions containing said antigen binding proteins, and uses thereof.09-20-2012
20120237505TARGETING OF CD8+ T-LYMPHOCYTES TO TREAT NEURODEGENERATIVE DISEASES - Methods and therapeutic agents are disclosed for treating neurodegenerative disorders by depletion of CD8 positive T cells by using antibodies, FAb fragments of antibodies or similar agents that sequester, neutralize or deplete the CD8+ cytotoxic T cells.09-20-2012
20120237504COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR TREATING INFLAMMATION AND FIBROSIS - The present invention features compositions featuring agents that bind to denatured collagen and methods of using such agents to treat or prevent fibrosis or inflammation in a subject.09-20-2012
20120237503Screening Method and Therapy with Agonists of DDAH I - The present invention derives from the finding that decreased levels of DDAH I are associated with increased portal pressure and that by increasing DDAH I levels in vivo, portal pressure may be reduced. Accordingly, the invention provides methods for reducing portal blood pressure comprising administering to a subject in need thereof an agonist of DDAH I.09-20-2012
20120237502METHOD FOR TREATING BREAST CANCER AND OVARIAN CANCER - The present invention relates to a method for the prevention or treatment of certain breast cancers or ovarian cancer comprising administering to a patient in need thereof of a therapeutically effective amount of a 17,20-lyase inhibitor, wherein the breast cancer or ovarian cancer is estrogen receptor (ER) negative.09-20-2012
20130164281DEIMMUNIZED ANTI C-MET HUMANIZED ANTIBODIES AND USES THEREOF - A deimmunized anti c-Met humanized antibody and a pharmaceutical composition including the same, and method for the prevention and treatment of cancer.06-27-2013
20130164283Antibody induced cell membrane wounding - Compositions and methods for inducing cell membrane wounding, cell permeabilization and cell killing are provided. The composition comprises a polyvalent agent that binds to a highly expressed cell surface antigen present on the surface of a cell. Preferably, the cell surface antigen is associated with the cytoskeleton of the cell. A preferred polyvalent agent is an IgM, and enhanced cell wounding and killing can be provided by the addition of a crosslinking agent. At sublethal concentrations in vivo, the cell wounding antibodies permeabilize cells and dramatically enhance response to chemotherapeutic agents, even in patients refractory to the chemotherapeutic agents.06-27-2013
20130164284COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS TO TREAT BONE RELATED DISORDERS - The present invention relates to the use of modulators of the sclerostin: sclerostin-binding-partner interaction for the treatment, amelioration, and diagnosis of sclerostin-related disorders, e.g., osteoporosis and sclerosteosis, and sclerostin-related disorders, e.g., cancers and cardiovascular disorders. The invention also relates to the use of sclerostin-binding-partner mimetics for the treatment, amelioration, and diagnosis of sclerostin-related disorders. Assays for the identification of modulators of the sclerostin: sclerostin-binding-partner interaction, as well as the resulting signaling, are also provided.06-27-2013
20130164285Water-in-Oil Type Emulsion for Treating a Disease of the Eye - The invention relates to a composition for administering with a sustained release kinetic a therapeutically effective amount of a therapeutic agent to a subject in need thereof for treating diseases or conditions of the eye, wherein the composition is an water-in-oil type emulsion comprising an oil phase, a lipophilic surfactant dissolved in the oil phase, an aqueous phase dispersed in the oil phase, a hydrophilic therapeutic agent dissolved in the aqueous dispersed phase, and wherein the composition is intraocularly injectable, wherein the composition has a density lower than 1. The invention also relates to a pharmaceutical composition or to a medicament comprising the composition of the invention, and to a method for treating a condition or disease of the eye comprising administering a therapeutic amount of the composition of the invention. The invention also relates to a device comprising the composition of the invention.06-27-2013
20090220495Cancer Related Genes (PRLR) - This invention is in the field of cancer-associated genes. Specifically it relates to methods for detecting cancer or the likelihood of developing cancer based on the presence or absence of expression of a PRLR gene or protein. The invention also provides methods and molecules for upregulating or downregulating PRLR gene expression and PRLR protein activity.09-03-2009
20110033451INTERLEUKIN-17F ANTIBODIES AND OTHER IL-17F SIGNALING ANTAGONISTS AND USES THEREFOR - The present invention provides isolated and purified polynucleotides and polypeptides related to the IL-17F signaling pathway. The invention also provides antibodies to IL-17F homodimers and IL-17A/IL-17F heterodimers, and methods of isolating and purifying members of the IL-17 family, including IL-17A/IL-17F heterodimers, from a natural source. The present invention also is directed to novel methods for diagnosing, prognosing, monitoring the progress of, and treating and/or preventing disorders related to IL-17F signaling, i.e., IL-17F-associated disorders, including, but not limited to, inflammatory disorders, such as autoimmune diseases (e.g., arthritis (including rheumatoid arthritis), psoriasis, systemic lupus erythematosus, and multiple sclerosis), respiratory diseases (e.g., COPD, cystic fibrosis, asthma, allergy), transplant rejection (including solid organ transplant rejection), and inflammatory bowel diseases or disorders (IBDs, e.g., ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease). The present invention is further directed to novel therapeutics and therapeutic targets, and to methods of screening and assessing test compounds for the intervention (treatment) and prevention of disorders related to IL-17F signaling.02-10-2011
20110033450Antibody Against Anthrax Toxins - The invention relates to an anti PA antibody, in which the variable region of the heavy chain has an amino acid sequence represented by SEQ ID N°1 and in which the variable sequence of the light chain has an amino acid sequence represented by SEQ ID N°2, that is modified in order to improve its affinity and its tolerance in human beings.02-10-2011
20110033447Methods for Treating Osteoarthritis Pain By Administering a Nerve Growth Factor Antagonist and Compositions Containing the Same - The invention concerns anti-NGF antibodies (such as anti-NGF antagonist antibodies), and polynucleotides encoding the same. The invention further concerns use of such antibodies and/or polynucleotides in the treatment and/or prevention of pain, including post-surgical pain, rheumatoid arthritis pain, and osteoarthritis pain.02-10-2011
20090074766Methods of inhibiting HIV-2 infection - This invention provides methods of inhibiting HIV-2 infection of a susceptible cell by HIV-2 which comprises subjecting the susceptible cell to an effective HIV-2 infection inhibiting dose of a humanized antibody designated PRO 140, or of an anti-CCR5 receptor monoclonal antibody, wherein the effective HIV-03-19-2009
20110027272STABILIZED LIQUID ANTI-RSV ANTIBODY FORMULATIONS - The present invention provides liquid formulations of SYNAGIS® or an antigen-binding fragment thereof that immunospecifically bind to a respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) antigen, which formulations exhibit stability, low to undetectable levels of aggregation, and very little to no loss of the biological activities of SYNAGIS® or an antigen-binding fragment thereof, even during long periods of storage. In particular, the present invention provides liquid formulations of SYNAGIS® or an antigen-binding fragment thereof which immunospecifically binds to a RSV antigen, which formulations are substantially free of surfactant, inorganic salts, and/or other common excipients. Furthermore, the invention provides method of preventing, treating or ameliorating symptoms associated with RSV infection utilizing liquid formulations of the present invention.02-03-2011
20120064065Safe and functional humanized antibodies - The present invention is related to safe and functional antibodies for the therapeutic and diagnostic use in the treatment of an amyloidosis, a group of disorders and abnormalities associated with amyloid protein, such as Alzheimer's disease.03-15-2012
20120251533MONOCLONAL ANTIBODIES AGAINST CD30 LACKING IN FUCOSYL RESIDUES - The invention pertains to anti-CD30 antibodies that lack fucosyl residues. The antibodies of the invention exhibit increased antibody-dependent cellular cytotoxicity (ADCC) activity, including the ability to lyse CD30-expressing cell lines that are not lysed by the fucosylated form of the antibodies. The invention also provides host cells that express the anti-CD30 antibodies that lack fucosyl residues, wherein the host cells are deficient for a fucosyl transferase. Methods of using the antibodies to inhibit the growth of CD30+ cells, such as tumor cells, are also provided.10-04-2012
20100278818Antibody specific for the Tn antigen for the treatment of cancer - The instant application provides a pharmaceutical composition comprising an antibody, directed against Tn antigen which comprises CDRs derived from 83D4 monoclonal antibody or an immunoconjugate of said antibody, said pharmaceutical composition being intended for the treatment of cancer.11-04-2010
20100203042RECOMBINANT ANTI-VLA4 ANTIBODY MOLECULES - The present invention disclosed recombinant anti-VLA-4 antibody molecules, including humanized recombinant anti-VLA-4 antibody molecules. These antibodies are useful in the treatment of specific and non-specific inflammation, including asthma and inflammatory bowel disease. In addition, the humanized recombinant anti-VLA-4 antibodies disclosed can be useful in methods of diagnosing and localizing sites of inflammation.08-12-2010
20100322924Humanized Fc gamma RIIB-Specific Antibodies And Methods Of Use Thereof - The present invention relates to humanized FcγRIIB antibodies, fragments, and variants thereof that bind human FcγRIIB with a greater affinity than said antibody binds FcγRIIA. The invention encompasses the use of the humanized antibodies of the invention for the treatment of any disease related to loss of balance of Fc receptor mediated signaling, such as cancer, autoimmune and inflammatory disease. The invention provides methods of enhancing the therapeutic effect of therapeutic antibodies by administering the humanized antibodies of the invention to enhance the effector function of the therapeutic antibodies. The invention also provides methods of enhancing the efficacy of a vaccine composition by administering the humanized antibodies of the invention. The invention encompasses methods for treating an autoimmune disease and methods for elimination of cancer cells that express FcγRIIB.12-23-2010
20130164279Micro RNA-148A as a Biomarker for Advanced Colorectal Cancer - The present invention includes methods of detection, diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment of a patient suspected of having a colorectal cancer comprising obtaining one or more samples of the patient, determining a level of expression of miR-148a or the level of methylation of a miR-148a promoter, and predicting a response to a cytotoxic chemotherapy cancer treatment.06-27-2013
20090208492Lyophilized Immunoglobulin Formulations and Methods of Preparation - The present invention relates generally to the field of pharmaceutical formulation of immunoglobulins. Specifically, the present invention relates to stable, lyophilized, high concentration immunoglobulin formulations. This invention is exemplified by a stabilized lyophilized formulation of the recombinant humanized anti-alpha-4 integrin antibody natalizumab.08-20-2009
20100143344COMPLEMENT INHIBITION FOR IMPROVED NERVE REGENERATION - The present invention relates to methods and medicaments used for treating conditions that require axonal regeneration, e.g. in mammals affected by injury or disease of the central or peripheral nervous system. The medicaments used in these methods facilitate axonal regeneration by inhibition of the complement system. Conditions requiring axonal regeneration that may be treated in accordance with the invention include physical injuries as well as neurodegenerative disorders of the peripheral or central nervous system.06-10-2010
20110293607Antibody Variants Having Modifications In The Constant Region - The present invention relates to positions in the constant region of antibodies, in particular the CH3 region of IgG4, which affect the strength of CH3-CH3 interactions. Mutations that either stabilize or destabilize this interaction are disclosed.12-01-2011
20110293606ANTITUMOR COMBINATIONS CONTAINING ANTIBODIES RECOGNIZING SPECIFICALLY CD38 AND VINCRISTINE - Pharmaceutical composition comprising an antibody specifically recognizing CD38 and vincristine.12-01-2011
20110293610ANTIBODIES THAT IMMUNOSPECIFICALLY BIND TO B LYMPHOCYTE STIMULATOR PROTEIN - The present invention relates to antibodies and related molecules that immunospecifically bind to B Lymphocyte Stimulator. The present invention also relates to methods and compositions for detecting or diagnosing a disease or disorder associated with aberrant B Lymphocyte Stimulator expression or inappropriate function of B Lymphocyte Stimulator comprising antibodies or fragments or variants thereof or related molecules that immunospecifically bind to B Lymphocyte Stimulator. The present invention further relates to methods and compositions for preventing, treating or ameliorating a disease or disorder associated with aberrant B Lymphocyte Stimulator expression or inappropriate B Lymphocyte Stimulator function comprising administering to an animal an effective amount of one or more antibodies or fragments or variants thereof or related molecules that immunospecifically bind to B Lymphocyte Stimulator.12-01-2011
20110293609Antibody Glycosylation Variants Having Increased Antibody-Dependent Cellular Cytotoxicity - The present invention relates to the field of glycosylation engineering of proteins. More particularly, the present invention relates to glycosylation engineering to generate proteins with improved therapeutic properties, including antibodies with increased antibody-dependent cellular cytotoxicity.12-01-2011
20110293608ANNEXIN A2 AS IMMUNOLOGICAL TARGET - AnnexinA2 (ANXA2), a member of the Annexin family of calcium-dependent, phospholipid binding proteins, is one of a panel of identified antigens recognized by the post-vaccination sera of patients who demonstrated prolonged disease-free survival following multiple vaccinations. AnnexinA2 is abundantly expressed in pancreatic adenocarcinomas and cell surface/membrane AnnexinA2 increases with the progression from premalignant lesions to invasive pancreatic adenocarcinomas. The cytoplasmic to cell surface translocation of AnnexinA2 expression is critical for pancreatic cancer cell invasion. In addition, phosphorylation of AnnexinA2 at Tyrosine 23 is important for its localization to the cell surface and for the invasion of pancreatic cancer cells. Finally, loss of AnnexinA2 leads to the loss of the Epithelial-Mesenchymal Transition.12-01-2011
20090041762Methods of treating ankylosing spondylitis using anti-TNF antibodies and peptides of human tumor necrosis factor - Anti-TNF antibodies, fragments and regions thereof which are specific for human tumor necrosis factor-α (TNFα) and are useful in vivo diagnosis and therapy of a number of TNFα-mediated pathologies and conditions, including ankylosing spondylitis, as well as polynucleotides coding for murine and chimeric antibodies, methods of producing the antibody, methods of use of the anti-TNF antibody, or fragment, region or derivative thereof, in immunoassays and immunotherapeutic approaches are provided.02-12-2009
20080254026ANTAGONIST ANTI-CD40 MONOCLONAL ANTIBODIES AND METHODS FOR THEIR USE - Compositions and methods of therapy for treating diseases mediated by stimulation of CD40 signaling on CD40-expressing cells are provided. The methods comprise administering a therapeutically effective amount of an antagonist anti-CD40 antibody or antigen-binding fragment thereof to a patient in need thereof. The antagonist anti-CD40 antibody or antigen-binding fragment thereof is free of significant agonist activity, but exhibits antagonist activity when the antibody binds a CD40 antigen on a human CD40-expressing cell. Antagonist activity of the anti-CD40 antibody or antigen-binding fragment thereof beneficially inhibits proliferation and/or differentiation of human CD40-expressing cells, such as B cells.10-16-2008
20110076267HUMANIZED ANTIBODY COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR BINDING LYSOPHOSPHATIDIC ACID - Compositions and methods for making and using humanized anti-LPA monoclonal antibodies, and fragments and derivatives thereof, are described.03-31-2011
20100150920System and Method for Identifying Biomarkers in Ocular Fluid That Are Indicative of Ocular Disease - A system and method for testing ocular fluid, such as vitreous fluid. The testing can be used to both determine if an ocular disease is present and to quantify the effectiveness of a treatment for that ocular disease. A sample of ocular fluid is drawn from a patient and tested for the presence of targeted biomarkers and for the level of those biomarkers. The level of the biomarkers in the patients sample is compared to the normal range. If the level of the targeted biomarker falls outside the normal range, an abnormal condition is recognized. The effectiveness of any treatment can be analyzed by repeating the testing process. After a treatment, ocular fluid is again drawn. The biomarker levels can be identified and compared to those taken before treatment began. If the level of the targeted biomarkers trends toward normal, the treatment is known to be effective.06-17-2010
20110280875ANTIBODIES WHICH BIND HUMAN CXCR3 - Antibodies and antigen-binding fragments of antibodies that bind human CXCR3 are disclosed. In preferred embodiments, the antibodies are human. Nucleic acids and vectors encoding the antibodies or portions thereof, recombinant cells that contain the nucleic acids, and compositions comprising the antibodies or antigen-binding fragments are also disclosed. The invention also provides therapeutic and diagnostic methods which employ the antibodies and antigen-binding fragments.11-17-2011
20110280873MCP1-Ig FUSION VARIANTS - The present invention provides, in part, MCP1-Ig fusion polypeptides exhibiting surprisingly beneficial properties as well as methods for treating various diseases (e.g., inflammatory diseases) by administering any of such fusions.11-17-2011
20090214528HOST CELL LINES FOR PRODUCTION OF ANTIBODY CONSTANT REGION WITH ENHANCED EFFECTOR FUNCTION - Host cell lines for biopharmaceutical production of antibodies, antibody fragments or antibody-derived fusion proteins are selected as having the capability of inducing improved cellular effector functions, e.g., Fc-medicated effector functions. The host cells are derived from the rat myeloma cell line YB2/0 and are adapted to growth in chemically-defined medium.08-27-2009
20120189621Combination Therapies and Methods Using Anti-CD3 Modulating Agents and Anti-IL-6 Antagonists - This invention relates generally to compositions that contain multiple modulating agents, e.g., multiple modulating agents that target CD3 on T cells and neutralize one or more biological activities of interleukin-6 (IL-6), such as CD3 modulators including anti-CD3 antibodies and anti-IL-6 antagonists including anti-IL-6 antibodies, anti-IL-6R antagonists including anti-IL-6R antibodies, and/or anti-IL-6/IL-6R complex antagonists including anti-IL-6/IL-6R binding antibodies, and methods of using these compositions in the treatment, amelioration and/or prevention of relapse of an autoimmune disease.07-26-2012
20120189618SUPERIOR EFFICACY OF CD37 ANTIBODIES IN CLL BLOOD SAMPLES - The present invention describes CD37 antibodies, especially A2 and B2, for the treatment of patients with CLL, especially of patients belonging to a “high risk” or “ultra-high risk” group of patients. Those patients are either patients who are refractory to fludarabine treatment or patients who carry a genetic marker which is indicative for poor prognosis or increased risk of treatment failure, e.g. patients with TP53 dysfunction or deletion of chromosome 17p13, or patients after failure to previous anti-CD20 treatment. The ability of A2 and B2 to deplete CLL cells is high both in patient samples derived from patients with normal risk and with increased risk (“high risk” patients) and clearly superior to that of rituximab and alemtuzumab.07-26-2012
20110280876MUTATED NETRIN - 4, FRAGMENTS THEREOF AND THEIR USE AS MEDICINES - A peptide fragment of the netrin-4 protein and nucleic acids coding for the peptide are described. The peptide can inhibit endothelial cell proliferation and cell migration, as well as activate the proliferation and migration of pericytes and smooth muscle cells. Pharmaceutical formulations containing the peptide and/or the nucleic acids can be used to treat a variety of tumoral and non-tumoral pathologies.11-17-2011
20110280871METHODS FOR PREVENTION AND TREATMENT OF INFLAMMATION USING ANTI-CHEMOKINE ANTIBODIES - It is possible to inhibit inflammatory processes by administration of antibodies to chemokines. Identification of chemokines which are over-produced makes it possible to block specific chemokine activity using antibodies to the over-expressed chemokines.11-17-2011
20110280874MODULATING ANGIOGENESIS - Hemangioblasts in adult bone marrow participate in new blood vessel formation. By modulating the differentiation of hemangioblasts into blood vessel cells, angiogenesis in a particular tissue can be increased or decreased. The present invention features compositions and methods for reducing tumor vasculogenesis, treating leukemia, and/or treating or preventing leukemia relapse. In particular, the invention provides an SDF-1 binding agent (e.g., antibody, antisense, ribozyme) for the treatment or prevention of a neoplasia, such as leukemia. Intravitreal injection of antibodies that block SDF-1 activity inhibited induced retinal neovascularization mediated by hemangioblasts. Anti-SDF-1 ribozymes and SDF-1 anti-sense RNA expression constructs significantly reduced migration of cells that create new vessels in the eye.11-17-2011
20110280872METHODS FOR PREVENTION AND TREATMENT OF INFLAMMATION USING ANTI-CHEMOKINE ANTIBODIES - It is possible to inhibit inflammatory processes by administration of antibodies to chemokines. Identification of chemokines which are over-produced makes it possible to block specific chemokine activity using antibodies to the over-expressed chemokines.11-17-2011
20110280870HEPATOCYTE GROWTH FACTOR RECEPTOR ANTAGONISTS AND USES THEREOF - Hepatocyte growth factor (HGF) receptor antagonists are provided. The HGF receptor antagonists include HGF receptor antibodies and fragments thereof. The HGF receptor antagonists can be employed to block binding of HGF to HGF receptors or substantially inhibit HGF receptor activation. The HGF receptor antagonists may be included in pharmaceutical compositions, articles of manufacture, or kits. Methods of treating cancer using the HGF receptor antagonists are also provided.11-17-2011
20110280868METHODS OF PREVENTING OR TREATING T CELL MALIGNANCIES BY ADMINISTERING ANTI-CD2 ANTAGONISTS - The present invention encompasses the use of a CD2 antagonist, preferably MEDI-507, an analog, derivative or an antigen-binding fragment thereof as a single agent therapy for the prevention, treatment, management, or amelioration of cancer, particularly a T-cell malignancy, or one or more symptoms thereof. The present invention also encompasses the use of a CD2 antagonist, preferably MEDI-507, an analog, derivative or an antigen-binding fragment thereof in combination with other cancer therapies. The present invention provides pharmaceutical compositions comprising a CD2 antagonist, preferably MEDI-507, an analog, derivative or an antigen-binding fragment thereof in amounts effective to prevent, treat, manage, or ameliorate cancer, particularly a T-cell malignancy, or one or more symptoms thereof.11-17-2011
20110142822Crystal of egfr extracellular domain and cetuximab fab fragment, and uses thereof - The present invention relates to co-crystals of cetuximab Fab in a complex with extracellular domain of EGFR, and structure coordinates obtained from such crystal. Such coordinates are useful for identifying mimetics that bind to the extracellular domain of EGFR. Such mimetics may for example inhibit binding of ligand to EGFR, inhibit activation of EGFR, and/or reduce proliferation of tumor cells.06-16-2011
20110142825Glycosylation Engineering of Antibodies for Improving Antibody-Dependent Cellular Cytotoxicity - The present invention relates to the field glycosylation engineering of proteins. More particular, the present invention is directed to the glycosylation engineering of proteins to provide proteins with improved therapeutic properties, e.g., antibodies, antibody fragments, or a fusion protein that includes a region equivalent to the Fc region of an immunoglobulin, with enhanced Fc-mediated cellular cytotoxicity.06-16-2011
20110142824Antibodies Against Amyloid-Beta Peptide - Antibodies that bind human β-amyloid peptide, methods of treating diseases or disorders characterised by elevated β-amyloid levels or β-amyloid deposits with said antibodies, pharmaceutical compositions comprising said antibodies and methods of manufacture.06-16-2011
20110142823Humanized antibodies that recognize beta amyloid peptide - The invention provides improved agents and methods for treatment of diseases associated with amyloid deposits of Aβ in the brain of a patient. Preferred agents include humanized antibodies.06-16-2011
20110135637TRIMODAL CANCER THERAPY - Cancers are treated with three types of agents: a chemotherapeutic agent which induces lymphopenia; an inhibitory antibody to a surface marker on Treg cells; and an anti-cancer vaccine. This combination may lead to enhanced immune responses despite lymphodepletion.06-09-2011
20090081207High affinity human and humanized anti-alpha5beta1 integrin function blocking antibodies with reduced immunogenicity - The present invention relates to recombinant human or humanized polypeptides which bind to α5β1 integrin with high affinity and blocking function. Further, diagnostic and pharmaceutic applications of the potypeptides are disclosed.03-26-2009
20090004185AMINO-SUBSTITUTED QUINAZOLINE DERIVATIVES AS INHIBITORS OF BETA-CATENIN/TCF-4 PATHWAY AND CANCER TREATMENT AGENTS - The present invention relates to amino-substituted quinazoline derivatives as inhibitors of β-catenin/tcf-4 pathway, which can be useful in the treatment of cancer; to processes for their preparation; to pharmaceutical compositions comprising them; and to methods of using them.01-01-2009
20110008327COMPOSITIONS INCLUDING TRICIRIBINE AND EPIDERMAL GROWTH FACTOR RECEPTOR INHIBITOR COMPOUNDS OR SALTS THEREOF AND METHODS OF USE THEREOF - This application relates to combination therapies including triciribine compounds and epidermal growth factor receptor inhibitor compounds, particularly erlotinib-like compounds and compositions with reduced toxicity for the treatment and prevention of tumors, cancer, and other disorders associated with abnormal cell proliferation.01-13-2011
20110110936ANTI-GCC ANTIBODY MOLECULES AND RELATED COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS - Antibodies and antigen-binding fragments of antibodies that bind GCC are disclosed. The antibodies bind an extracellular domain of GCC and can be internalized. In some embodiments, the antibodies are humanized, chimeric or human. Nucleic acids and vectors encoding the antibodies or portions thereof, recombinant cells that contain the nucleic acids, and compositions comprising the antibodies or antigen-binding fragments are also disclosed. The invention also provides therapeutic and diagnostic methods utilizing the antibodies and antigen-binding fragments provided herein.05-12-2011
20100047241FUNCTIONAL HEAVY CHAIN ANTIBODIES, FRAGMENTS THEREOF, LIBRARY THEREOF AND METHODS OF PRODUCTION THEREOF - The present invention relates to functional heavy chain antibodies, functional single domain heavy chain antibodies, functional VH domains, or functional fragments thereof comprising an amino acid which is neither a charged amino acid nor a C at position 45, and comprising an amino acid at position 103 independently chosen from the group consisting of R, G, K, S, Q, L, and P, and optionally an amino acid at position 108 independently chosen from the group consisting of Q, L and R, said positions determined according to the Kabat numbering.02-25-2010
20120288495THERAPEUTIC COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS - Methods relating to treating conditions that do not respond well to EGF-r antagonist therapies are disclosed. Generally, the methods include administering to a subject a composition that includes a β-glucan and, as either a second composition or a second component of the composition, either antibody that binds to at least one antigen specific to the KRAS-mutated cells and/or an EGF-r antagonist.11-15-2012
20080267954Treatment of multiple sclerosis (MS) - A method for treatment of multiple sclerosis (MS) with Campath-1H with significant efficacy and a favourable safety profile is described, which offers an acceptable benefit/risk ratio. Especially described is the use of Campath-1H (alemtuzumab) for the production of a medicament for the treatment of multiple sclerosis (MS), comprising a first treatment cycle followed by at least one further treatment cycle of Campath-1H (alemtuzumab), in which each treatment cycle comprises 1-5 daily doses which are applied on consecutive days, wherein the daily dose is >0 and ≦12 mg, and wherein each treatment cycle is separated from the next cycle by at least 1-24 months. Also described are treatment regimens comprising the administration of less than 12 mg/day of Campath-1H for a period of 1-5 consecutive days.10-30-2008
20100278819STREPTOCOCCUS PNEUMONIAE VACCINES - is a major cause of pneumoniae, meningitis, and major cause of morbidity and mortality throughout the world by bacterial otitis media, pneumoniae, meningitis, and bacteraemia. It is an important agent of disease in man especially among infants, the elderly and immunocompromised persons. The present invention provides a solution to this problem by providing a substantially pure or isolated disease related antigen selected from the group consisting of the isolated, recombinant or synthetic 11-04-2010
20090010927Mapkap kinase-2 as a specific target for blocking proliferation of P53-defective cells - The present invention relates to compounds and pharmaceutical compositions for treating cellular proliferative disorders, e.g., in patients having one or more p53-deficient cells, screening assays for identifying such compounds, and methods for treating such disorders.01-08-2009
20090324587Cancer Therapies and Pharmaceutical Compositions Used Therein - The invention relates to compositions and methods to inhibit gene expression. In particular, the invention provides co-therapies comprising oligonucleotides plus other therapies to treat cancer.12-31-2009
20100266585Monoclonal Antibodies Specific to Hemagglutinin and Neuraminidase from Influenza Virus H5-Subtype or N1-Subtype and Uses Thereof - Monoclonal antibodies and related binding proteins that bind specifically to the envelope glycoprotein of H5 subtypes or neuraminidase glycoprotein of N1 subtypes of avian influenza virus (AIV) are provided. The monoclonal antibodies and related binding proteins are useful for the detection of H5 and N1 subtypes of AIV, including H5N1 subtypes and provide means for the diagnosis, surveillance and treatment of dangerous viral infections.10-21-2010
20090311255PREVENTING AUTOIMMUNE DISEASE - The present application describes a method of preventing an autoimmune disease in an asymptomatic human subject at risk for experiencing one or more symptoms of the autoimmune disease, by administering a CD20 antibody to the subject in an amount to prevent the subject from experiencing one or more symptoms of the autoimmune disease.12-17-2009
20110008331USE OF RECOMBINANT LAG-3 OR THE DERIVATIVES THEREOF FOR ELICITING MONOCYTE IMMUNE RESPONSE - The present disclosure relates to the use of a recombinant LAG-3 or derivatives thereof in order to boost a monocyte-mediated immune response, in particular to elicit an increase in the number of monocytes in blood. This finds use in the development of novel therapeutic agents for the treatment of an infectious disease or cancer.01-13-2011
20080267951Methods for Treating Cancer Using Agents That Inhibit Wnt16 Signaling - This invention relates to methods of inhibiting the growth of cells, in particular cancer cells that over express Wnt16 protein. The methods comprise contacting the cell with an agent that binds to Wnt16 mRNA or Wnt16 protein, interferes with Wnt16 signaling or inhibits binding of the Wnt16 protein to another protein, such as a Frizzled receptor.10-30-2008
20090155262Cytotoxicity mediation of cells evidencing surface expression of CD63 - This invention relates to the diagnosis and treatment of cancerous diseases, particularly to the mediation of cytotoxicity of tumor cells; and most particularly to the use of cancerous disease modifying antibodies (CDMAB), optionally in combination with one or more chemotherapeutic agents, as a means for initiating the cytotoxic response. The invention further relates to binding assays which utilize the CDMAB of the instant invention.06-18-2009
20100189716TREATMENT OF HODGKINS LYMPHOMA - Compositions comprising CD80 antagonists and methods using these compositions are provided for the treatment of Hodgkins lymphoma. More particularly, the disclosed CD80 antagonists may be used to induce apoptosis or lysis of Hodgkins Reed-Sternberg (HRS) cells, or to inhibit HRS cell activities that promote tumor development or progression.07-29-2010
20100158905COMBINATION THERAPY OF ARTHRITIS WITH TRANILAST - Combination therapy is disclosed herein for the treatment an arthritic condition (e.g. rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis or psoriatic arthritis). The therapies disclosed herein comprise administering tranilast or an analogous compound in combination with a pharmaceutical agent, such as a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug, a disease-modifying drug, a COX-2 inhibitor, an antibiotic, an analgesic or combination thereof.06-24-2010
20090074757Antitumor Combination Comprising Substituted Acryloyl Distamycin Derivatives and Antibodies Inhibiting Growth Factors or Their Receptors - The present invention provides the combined use of acryloyl distamycin derivatives, in particular α-homo- and α-chloro-acryloyl distamycin derivatives of formula (I), as set forth in the specification, and an antibody inhibiting a growth factor or its receptor, in the treatment of tumors. Also provided is the use of the said combinations in the treatment or prevention of metastasis or in the treatment of tumors by inhibition of angiogenesis.03-19-2009
20090117102Methods and compositions using CD3 agonists - Compositions of CD3 antibody and gastrin and uses thereof in the prevention and intervention of diabetes.05-07-2009
20090317386Transcription Infidelity, Detection and Uses Thereof - The present invention relates to the identification of a novel mechanism of transcription infidelity in cells. The invention provides compositions and methods to detect the level of transcript ion infidelity in a sample, as well as the use thereof, e.g., for therapeutic, diagnostic, pharmacogenomic or drug design. As will be disclosed, the invention is particularly suited for detecting, monitoring or treating proliferative cell disorders, for the design and/or screening of drugs, for patient or disease profiling, prediction of disease severity and evaluation of drug efficacy.12-24-2009
20110129458BINDING MOLECULES WITH MULTIPLE BINDING SITES, COMPOSITIONS COMPRISING THE SAME AND USES THEREOF - The present invention relates to binding molecules, such as amino acid sequences with multiple antigen binding sites. In particular, the binding molecules of the present invention have at least two antigen binding sites that partially or fully overlap with each other and that are directed against at least two different naturally occurring binding molecules. The invention further relates to uses of such binders, for example in methods for inhibiting and/or blocking of the interaction between said at least two naturally occurring binding molecules and a third naturally occurring binding molecule.06-02-2011
20110129465Mammalian 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.06-02-2011
20110129461Mat II Beta Subunit RNAi and Therapeutic Methods Using Same - The presently disclosed subject matter generally relates to methods and compositions for modulating MAT II activity. More particularly, the presently disclosed subject matter relates to methods and compositions for inhibiting the expression of MAT II β subunit in a subject via RNAi by administering siRNA or shRNA molecules directed to MAT II β subunit. In some embodiments, the methods and compositions of the presently disclosed subject matter generally relates to the treatment of cancer. More particularly, the methods and compositions of the presently disclosed subject matter relates to the inhibition of MAT II β subunit for the treatment of leukemia.06-02-2011
20100239572METHODS FOR TREATING AND PREVENTING GI SYNDROME AND GRAFT VERSUS HOST DISEASE - We have discovered that administering anti-ceramide antibody treats and prevents an array of diseases mediated by cytolytic T lymphocyte (CTLs)-induced killing and by damage to endothelial microvasculture, including radiation-induced GI syndrome, Graft vs. Host diseases, inflammatory diseases and autoimmune diseases. We have also discovered new anti-ceramide monoclonal antibodies, that have therapeutic use preferably in humanized form to treat or prevent these diseases.09-23-2010
20080233113METHOD OF INHIBITING COMPLEMENT ACTIVATION WITH HUMAN ANTI-FACTOR C3 ANTIBODIES AND USE THEREOF - A method of inhibiting complement activation mediated by C3b inhibitors in a subject includes administering a C3B inhibitor to the subject to inhibit at least one of C3b binding to factors B and properdin, inhibit C3 cleavage, inhibit the activation of neutrophils, monocytes, platelets, and endothelium; or inhibit the formation of C3a, C5a, and MAC.09-25-2008
20100150905KIM-1 ANTIBODIES FOR TREATMENT OF TH2-MEDIATED CONDITIONS - Compositions and methods for treating Th2- and ThI-mediated disease are provided.06-17-2010
20110129466METHODS OF TREATING CANCER BY ADMINISTERING ANTIBODIES TO CD200 - Methods and compositions for regulating immunity are disclosed. For enhancing an immune response, agents that inhibit OX-2 are administered. Such methods are useful in treating cancer. For suppressing an immune response, an OX-2 protein or a nucleic acid encoding an OX-2 protein is administered. Such methods are useful in preventing graft rejection, fetal loss, autoimmune disease, allergies and in inducing tumor cell growth.06-02-2011
20100015133Methods for Producing Polypeptides by Regulating Polypeptide Association - In the course of the present invention, it was discovered that one could regulate association between polypeptides by modifying amino acid residues that form the interface during the association to amino acids carrying the same type of charge. In this context, the present invention enables efficient formation of heterologous molecules. For example, the present invention can be suitably applied to the preparation of bispecific antibodies.01-21-2010
20110300140ANTIGEN BINDING POLYPEPTIDES - The invention relates to a platform technology for production of antigen binding polypeptides having specificity for a desired target antigen which is based on the conventional antibody repertoire of species in the family Camelidae, and to antigen binding polypeptides obtained using this technology platform. In particular, the invention provides an antigen binding polypeptide comprising a VH domain and a VL domain, wherein at least one hypervariable loop or complementarity determining region (CDR) in the VH domain or the VL domain is obtained from a VH or VL domain of a species in the family Camelidae.12-08-2011
201103001324-AMINOQUINAZOLINE PRODRUGS - This invention relates to prodrugs of 4-aminoquinazoline compounds, and to 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 inhibitors of the EGFR and HER2.12-08-2011
20090297519ANTINEOPLASTIC COMBINATIONS WITH mTOR INHIBITOR, TRASTUZUMAB, AND/OR HKI-272 - A combination of temsirolimus and trastuzumab in the treatment of cancer is provided. A combination of temsirolimus and HKI-272 is provided. A combination of a trastuzumab and a HKI-272 is also provided. Regimens and kits for treatment of metastatic breast cancer, containing trastuzumab, temsirolimus and/or HKI-272, optionally in combination with other anti-neoplastic agents, or immune modulators are described.12-03-2009
20090004189BIOLOGICAL MARKERS PREDICTIVE OF RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS RESPONSE TO B-CELL ANTAGONISTS - Methods and assays examining expression of one or more biomarkers in a sample are provided for predicting or indicating the effectiveness of treatment of a rheumatoid arthritis patient with a B-cell antagonist. Methods are provided for identifying patients whose rheumatoid arthritis is likely to be responsive to B-cell-antagonist, anti-rheumatoid arthritis therapy. Methods for treating such patients with B-cell antagonists that incorporate the above methodology are also provided. Further provided are kits and articles of manufacture useful for such methods.01-01-2009
20120087913INDUCTION OF TUMOR HYPOXIA FOR CANCER THERAPY - Methods and compositions for enhancing the ability of hypoxia-activated bioreductive agents to kill tumor cells within solid tumors are provided. Local regions of hypoxia are created within a tumor, or within a region containing a tumor, resulting in enhanced activation of hypoxia-activated bioreductive agents (e.g. tirapazamine) within the local region. The activated hypoxia-activated bioreductive agents kill tumor cells in the hypoxic region by catalyzing DNA stand breakage within the tumor cells. Because the activity is localized, side effects that typically occur as a result of systemic administration of bioreductive agents are reduced.04-12-2012
20120087915USE OF INHIBITORS OF BRUTON'S TYROSINE KINASE (BTK) - Disclosed herein are methods for treating a cancer comprising: a. administering a Btk inhibitor to a subject sufficient to result in an increase or appearance in the blood of a subpopulation of lymphocytes defined by immunophenotyping; b. determining the expression profile of one or more biomarkers from one or more subpopulation of lymphocytes; and c. administering a second agent based on the determined expression profile.04-12-2012
20120087917LOX AND LOXL2 INHIBITORS AND USES THEREOF - The present application relates to anti-LOX and anti-LOXL2 antibodies and their use in purification, diagnostic and therapeutic methods. Antibodies include monoclonal antibodies, humanized antibodies and functional fragments thereof. Anti-LOX and anti-LOXL2 antibodies can be used to identify and treat conditions such as a fibrotic condition, angiogenesis, or to prevent a transition from an epithelial cell state to a mesenchymal cell state.04-12-2012
20100330083PLASMINOGEN ACTIVATOR VARIANT FORMULATIONS - A solution is provided comprising about 0.01-0.05 mg/mL of tenecteplase in sterile water for injection or bacteriostatic water for injection and normal saline. Such solution is useful for delivery from a catheter and for treating a thrombotic disorder by exposing fibrin-rich fluid from the disorder to an effective amount thereof, as well as in kits. In a preferred embodiment, peripheral thrombosis is treated in a mammal comprising delivering to the mammal via a catheter an effective amount of this solution.12-30-2010
20120003214Binding Moieties Based On Shark IgNAR Domains - The present invention relates to immunoglobulin new antigen receptors (IgNARs) from fish and uses thereof. In particular, the present invention relates to modified IgNAR variable domains and to domains from members of the immunoglobulin superfamily that have been modified to include structural features derived from IgNAR variable domains.01-05-2012
20120003219Compositions and Methods to Treat Bone Related Disorders - The present invention relates to the use of modulators of the sclerostin:sclerostin-binding-partner interaction for the treatment, amelioration, and diagnosis of sclerostin-related disorders, e.g., osteoporosis and sclerosteosis, and sclerostin-related disorders, e.g., cancers and cardiovascular disorders. The invention also relates to the use of sclerostin-binding-partner mimetics for the treatment, amelioration, and diagnosis of sclerostin-related disorders. Assays for the identification of modulators of the sclerostin:sclerostin-binding-partner interaction, as well as the resulting signaling, are also provided.01-05-2012
20120003216FGF21 MUTANTS AND USES THEREOF - The invention provides nucleic acid molecules encoding FGF21 mutant polypeptides, FGF21 mutant polypeptides, pharmaceutical compositions comprising FGF21 mutant polypeptides, and methods for treating metabolic disorders using such nucleic acids, polypeptides, or pharmaceutical compositions.01-05-2012
20120003213Methods Of Enhancing Antibody-Dependent Cellular Cytotoxicity - The application relates to method of increasing antibody-dependent cellular cytotoxicity in a subject receiving therapeutic monoclonal antibody treatment. In some embodiments, methods are provided for administering to subject to a subject in need thereof a therapeutic antibody in conjunction with an ADCC enhancer molecule.01-05-2012
20120003209METHODS AND KITS USED IN IDENTIFYING GLIOBLASTOMA - The invention encompasses methods and kits used in the identification of invasive glioblastoma based upon the expression of Akt1, Akt2, and Akt3. The methods and kits also allow prediction of disease outcome and staging of patients with regard to therapy.01-05-2012
20090010930ANTIBODIES TO VLA-1 - Antibodies that specifically bind to VLA-1 integrin and methods of using these antibodies to treat immunological disorders in a subject. Also included are crystal structures of complexes formed by VLA-1 antibodies and their ligands, and VLA-1 antagonists and agonists identified by using the structure coordinates of these structures.01-08-2009
20110300137Use of lumefantrine and related compounds in the treatment of cancer - The present application discloses the use of the anti-malarial drug lumefantrine and related compounds in the treatment of cancer.12-08-2011
20110300136THERAPY OF AUTOIMMUNE DISEASE IN A PATIENT WITH AN INADEQUATE RESPONSE TO A TNF-ALPHA INHIBITOR - The present application describes therapy with antagonists which bind to B cell surface markers, such as CD20. In particular, the application describes the use of such antagonists to treat autoimmune disease in a mammal who experiences an inadequate response to a TNFα-inhibitor.12-08-2011
20110300135METHOD AND FORMULATION FOR REDUCING AGGREGATION OF A MACROMOLECULE UNDER PHYSIOLOGICAL CONDITIONS - The invention provides a method for reducing aggregation and inhibiting flocculation of a macromolecule, such as a protein, under physiological conditions, by the addition of 5% to 20% polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP) with a molecular weight range of 2000 to 54,000 daltons. The invention further provides a method to minimize inflammation at the injection site during subcutaneous administration of a macromolecule. In further aspects, the invention provides pharmaceutical formulations for subcutaneous administration of a macromolecule, and methods of treating a CD20 positive cancer or an autoimmune disease, comprising administering a humanized anti-CD20 antibody in a pharmaceutical formulation of the invention. The invention further provides an in vitro dialysis method to evaluate the ability of an excipient to reduce aggregation of an antibody or other macromolecule under physiological conditions.12-08-2011
20120189620METHODS FOR TREATING NON-FUNCTIONING PITUITARY ADENOMA - The disclosure is directed to methods for treating non-functioning pituitary adenomas with alpha-folate receptor (“FR-α”) and compositions. In some embodiments, the disclosure is directed to a method for treating a pituitary adenoma that includes administering farletuzumab to a subject diagnosed with a non-functioning pituitary adenoma.07-26-2012
20120009184Anti-C5 Alpha Antibodies - The present invention refers to recombinant antibodies of human origin specific for the C5 component of the activated complement and characterised by the ability to inhibit the conversion of the C5 alpha chain to C5a and C5b. Moreover the present invention refers to the nucleotide sequences coding for such antibodies and to the therapeutic use of both polypeptide and nucleotide sequences, in particular for the therapy of diseases involving tissue damage deriving from uncontrolled activation of the complement system.01-12-2012
20110287004MG53 COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS OF USE - Disclosed herein are nucleic acid sequences that encode novel polypeptides. Also disclosed are polypeptides encoded by these nucleic acid sequences, and antibodies, which immunospecifically-bind to the polypeptide, as well as derivatives, variants, mutants, or fragments of the aforementioned polypeptide, polynucleotide, or antibody. The invention further discloses therapeutic, diagnostic and research methods for diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disorders involving any one of these novel human nucleic acids and proteins.11-24-2011
20110287001METHOD OF TREATMENT - The invention provides methods for inducing apoptosis, comprising treatment of a patient with a TNFα inhibitor as well as with an IAP inhibitor and a TRAIL receptor agonist. The methods ameliorate the risk of unwanted effects, thereby resulting in an improved therapeutic index for IAP inhibitors in combination with a TRAIL receptor agonist.11-24-2011
20090202539METHOD FOR TREATING CANCER USING ANTI-WNT2 MONOCLONAL ANTIBODIES AND siRNA - This invention relates to methods of inhibiting the growth of cells, in particular cancer cells, that overexpress Wnt2. The methods comprise contacting the cell with an agent that binds to Wnt2 mRNA or Wnt2 protein, interferes with Wnt2 signaling or inhibits binding of the Wnt2 protein to another protein, such as a Frizzled receptor.08-13-2009
20090202538F11 RECEPTOR (F11R) ANTAGONISTS AS THERAPEUTIC AGENTS - The present invention provides a cell adhesion molecule (CAM), designated F11 receptor (F11R) and its use to inhibit platelet aggregation and platelet adhesion for the treatment and prevention of cardiovascular disorders. Cloned F11R cDNA and full length F11R cDNA and amino acid sequences are provided. F11R-antagonists and methods for the prevention and treatment of thrombosis, atherosclerosis, heart attacks, stroke and other clinical disorders involving thrombus formation are also provided. There are at least two kinds of antagonists that may be employed together. Peptides derived from the extracellular domain of F11R and small molecules and peptidomimetics based on the structure of these peptides, as well as inhibitory antibodies and functional fragments thereof, are shown to inhibit human platelet aggregation and platelet adhesion to endothelial cells, and therefore, inhibit the formation of atherosclerotic plaques.08-13-2009
20090202535Method for neutralizing effects of sPLA2 - A compound comprising at least a structural entity which binds secretory phospholipase A2 IIA (sPLA2 IIA) or parts of it and more preferably human sPLA2 IIA and which 08-13-2009
20090202533TREATMENT AND PROPHYLAXIS OF TH2 MEDIATED DISORDERS - The present invention provides a method for the treatment or prophylaxis of T-helper type 2 (Th2)-mediated disorders using antagonists of IL-11.08-13-2009
20090202530Identification of Tumor-Associated Antigens for Diagnosis and Therapy - The invention relates to genetic products the expression of which is associated with cancer diseases. The invention also relates to the therapy and diagnosis of diseases in which the genetic products are expressed or aberrantly expressed, in particular cancer diseases.08-13-2009
20090202529Use of egfr inhibitors to prevent or treat obesity - Methods of treating or preventing obesity or obesity related disorders in a subject are provided, comprising administering to the subject a treatment effective in reducing one or more activities of an epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) in the subject. Methods of screening for compositions that can modulate one or more EGFR activities are also provided.08-13-2009
20090202528Surface-Located Streptococcus Pneumoniae Polypeptides - The present invention relates to cell-surface-located polypeptides of 08-13-2009
20110287006COMBINATION THERAPY OF A TYPE II ANTI-CD20 ANTIBODY WITH AN ANTI-BCL-2 ACTIVE AGENT - The present invention is directed to a combination therapy involving a type II anti-CD20 antibody and an anti-Bcl-2 active agent for the treatment of a patient suffering from cancer, particularly a CD20-expressing cancer. An aspect of the invention is a composition comprising a type II anti-CD20 antibody and an anti-Bcl-2 active agent. Another aspect of the invention is a kit comprising a type II anti-CD20 antibody and an anti-Bcl-2 active agent. Yet another aspect of the invention is a method for the treatment of a patient suffering from cancer comprising co-administering, to a patient in need of such treatment, a type II anti-CD20 antibody and an anti-Bcl-2 active agent.11-24-2011
20110287005MONOCLONAL ANTIBODIES AGAINST AMYLOID BETA PROTEIN AND USES THEREOF - The subject invention relates to monoclonal antibodies (e.g., 8F5 and 8C5) that may be used, for example, in the prevention, treatment and diagnosis of Alzheimer's Disease or other neurodegenerative disorders.11-24-2011
20110287003TREATMENT METHODS - The present invention relates generally to the fields of molecular biology and growth factor regulation. More specifically, the invention relates to therapies for the treatment of pathological conditions, such as cancer.11-24-2011
20110287002ANTIBODIES AGAINST EPIDERMAL GROWTH FACTOR RECEPTOR (EGFR) AND USES THEREOF - Anti-EGFR antibodies, therapeutic compositions comprising combinations of anti-EGFR antibodies, as well as methods for using such antibodies and compositions to treat EGFR-related disorders (e.g., cancers), are disclosed.11-24-2011
20110287000TREATMENT OF AUTOIMMUNE AND INFLAMMATORY DISEASE - The present invention provides novel methods of treatment of multiple sclerosis and other autoimmune diseases or inflammatory disorders, and antagonists, including isolated binding proteins for use in the novel methods. There is provided a method of treating multiple sclerosis comprising the neutralization of the biological activity of IL-7 by binding to CD127 or IL-7. The isolated binding proteins may also neutralize the biological activity of TSLP.11-24-2011
20090280117METHODS FOR THE TREATMENT OR PREVENTION OF IMMUNE DISORDERS USING ANTI-CD40 ANTIBODIES - The present invention relates to methods and compositions for the prevention and treatment of cancer, inflammatory diseases and disorders or deficiencies of the immune system. The methods of the invention comprise administering a CD40 binding protein that potentiates the binding of CD40 to CD40 ligand.11-12-2009
20120156197COMBINATION THERAPY WITH MDM2 AND EFGR INHIBITORS - Provided is a method of treating a proliferative disease, condition, or disorder in a subject by administering a combination of an inhibitor of p53 and MDM2 binding and an EGFR inhibitor. Various embodiments of the disclosed methods provide a synergistic anti-proliferative or anti-apoptotic effect compared to administration of one agent alone.06-21-2012
20100254980MOLECULES AND METHODS FOR MODULATING LOW-DENSITY-LIPOPROTEIN RECEPTOR-RELATED PROTEIN 6 (LRP6) - The invention discloses LRP6 agonizing or antagonizing binding molecules (e.g., antibodies or a Fab fragments), and their use to facilitate or inhibit Wnt pathway signaling, respectively. Said LRP6 agonizing or antagonizing binding molecules can be used to e.g., diagnose, ameliorate the symptoms of, protect against, and treat Wnt signaling disorders associated with aberrantly low or aberrantly high levels of Wnt pathway signaling, respectively. Non-limiting examples of disorders which can be treated associated with aberrant upregulation of Wnt signaling is cancer (e.g., colon cancer). Non-limiting examples of disorders which can be diagnosed, protected against, and treated include cancers, bone disorders (e.g., osteoporosis and osteoarthritis), diabetes, neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's disease, and fibrotic disorders.10-07-2010
20100047235NOVEL REGIMENS FOR TREATING DISEASES AND DISORDERS - Methods and materials are provided for induction-maintenance regimens of targeted anti-inflammatory therapies (TATs) for treatment of a variety of diseases and disorders. Preferred embodiments include administration of one or more TATs using an induction regimen comprising a lower dose per administration administered by a more invasive and/or more localized route, followed by administration of one or more TATS using a maintenance regimen, comprising a higher dose per administration administered by a less invasive and/or less localized route.02-25-2010
20110165150Isolated organ perfusion combination therapy of cancer - The invention relates to a combination therapy for the treatment of tumors and tumor metastases comprising administration of integrin ligands, preferably integrin antagonists, together with co-therapeutic agents or therapy forms that have synergistic efficacy when administered together with said ligands, such as chemotherapeutic agents and/or radiation therapy, in isolated organ perfusion. The therapy results in a synergistic potential increase of the inhibition effect of each individual therapeutic on tumor cell proliferation, yielding more effective treatment than found by administering an individual component alone.07-07-2011
20130216535ANTAGONIST ANTIBODIES DIRECTED AGAINST CALCITONIN GENE-RELATED PEPTIDE AND METHODS USING SAME - The invention features methods for preventing or treating CGRP associated disorders such as vasomotor symptoms, including headaches (e.g., migraine, cluster headache, and tension headache) and hot flushes, by administering an anti-CGRP antagonist antibody. Antagonist antibody G1 and antibodies derived from G1 directed to CGRP are also described.08-22-2013
20110076268Antibodies against human respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) and methods of use - Provided herein are antibodies or antigen-binding fragments thereof that immunospecifically bind to the fusion (F) protein of Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV). Also provided are methods for of prevention, treatment and diagnosis of viral infection and/or the treatment of one more symptoms of RSV-mediated disease. Methods of generating antibodies that immunospecifically bind RSV F protein also are provided.03-31-2011
20130216525CONCENTRATED PROTEIN FORMULATIONS AND USES THEREOF - Described are low viscosity, hypotonic formulations containing one or more proteins, e.g., antibodies, at high concentration, uses of the formulations, and articles of manufacture. In particular, the formulations are useful and beneficial for the subcutaneous administration or delivery of a high concentration of a protein drug, such as an antibody, to a subject who is afflicted with a disease or condition that is treatable by the protein drug.08-22-2013
20110293604POLYNUCLEOTIDES AND POLYPEPTIDE SEQUENCES INVOLVED IN THE PROCESS OF BONE REMODELING - This invention relates, in part, to unique and newly identified genetic polynucleotides involved in the process of bone remodeling; variants and derivatives of the polynucleotides and corresponding polypeptides; uses of the polynucleotides, polypeptides, variants and derivatives; and methods and compositions for the amelioration of symptoms caused by bone remodeling disorders. Disclosed in particular are, the isolation and identification of polynucleotides, polypeptides, variants and derivatives involved in osteoclast activity, validation of the identified polynucleotides for their potential as therapeutic targets and use of the polynucleotides, polypeptides, variants and derivatives for the amelioration of disease states and research purposes.12-01-2011
20110293603AMINO ACID SEQUENCES DIRECTED AGAINST MULTITARGET SCAVENGER RECEPTORS AND POLYPEPTIDES - The present invention relates to amino acid sequences that are directed against (as defined herein) multitarget scavenger receptors such as e.g. Lox-1, RAGE, CD36, SR-A1, SR-B1, galectin-1, as well as to compounds or constructs, and in particular proteins and polypeptides, that comprise or essentially consist of one or more such amino acid sequences (also referred to herein as “amino acid sequences of the invention”, “compounds of the invention”, and “polypeptides of the invention”, respectively).12-01-2011
20100189714POLYPEPTIDES WITH ENHANCED ANTI-INFLAMMATORY AND DECREASED CYTOTOXIC PROPERTIES AND RELATING METHODS - The invention provides a polypeptide containing at least one IgG Fc region, wherein said at least one IgG Fc region is glycosylated with at least one galactose moiety connected to a respective terminal sialic acid moiety by a α 2, 6 linkage, and wherein said polypeptide having a higher anti-inflammatory activity as compared to an unpurified antibody.07-29-2010
20110110930Mitogen-Activated Protein Kinase Kinase Kinase 14 (MAP3K14) Polymorphisms As Indicators of Subject Outcome in Critically Ill Subjects - The present application provides methods, uses, commercial packages, and kits for obtaining a prognosis for a subject having or at risk of developing an inflammatory condition and for identifying subjects having a greater benefit from treatment with an anti-inflammatory agent or an anti-coagulant agent. The method generally includes determining the genotype at position rs7222094 or a polymorphic site in linkage disequilibrium thereto for a subject for a polymorphisms in the these genes. The application also provides for methods of identifying potential subjects having an inflammatory condition who are more likely to benefit from treatment with an anti-inflammatory agent or anti-coagulant agent and to recover from the inflammatory condition. The invention also provides for methods of treating such subjects with an anti-inflammatory agent or anti-coagulant agent based on the subject's genotype.05-12-2011
20110287007Treatment and Prevention of Chronic Asthma Using Antagonists of Integrin AlphavBeta6 - The present invention relates to methods of asthma treatment and prevention using α11-24-2011
20100143349HUMANIZED ANTI-RAGE ANTIBODY - Compositions comprising antigen binding polypeptides that bind specifically to Receptor For Advanced Glycation End-product (RAGE) and comprises: one or more complementarity determining regions (CDRs) with improved binding efficiency over a parental monoclonal antibody to RAGE are described. Antibodies containing the CDR's and methods of treating a RAGE-related disease or disorder comprising administering to the subject a therapeutically effective amount of the compositions of the invention are also provided.06-10-2010
20110300139GENERATION, EXPRESSION AND CHARACTERIZATION OF THE HUMANIZED K33N MONOCLONAL ANTIBODY - The present invention provides humanized antibodies that immunospecifically recognize human 9 integrin. Some of these antibodies inhibit the biological functions of the 9 integrin, thereby exhibiting therapeutic effects on various disorders or diseases that are associated with 9 integrin, including cancer, e.g., the growth and metastasis of a cancer cell, and inflammatory diseases, e.g., rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, hepatitis, bronchial asthma, fibrosis, diabetes, arteriosclerosis, multiple sclerosis, granuloma, an inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease), an autoimmune disease, and so forth.12-08-2011
20110300134REVERSE AMIDE COMPOUNDS AS PROTEIN DEACETYLASE INHIBITORS AND METHODS OF USE THEREOF - The present invention relates to novel “reverse amide” compounds comprising a zinc chelator group, and the use of such compounds in the inhibition of HDAC6 and in the treatment of various diseases, disorders or conditions related to HDAC6.12-08-2011
20110300133CHIMERIC AND HUMANIZED ANTIBODIES TO ALPHA5BETA1 INTEGRIN THAT MODULATE ANGIOGENESIS - The present invention provides chimeric and humanized antibodies that specifically recognize α5β1 integrin, and methods for using the antibodies for reducing or inhibiting angiogenesis in a tissue. Also provided are methods of determining therapeutically acceptable doses of the antibodies and pharmaceutical compositions including the same.12-08-2011
20110300131DETECTION AND TREATMENT OF PANCREATIC, OVARIAN AND OTHER CANCERS - The application provides methods of diagnosis, prognosis, prophylaxis and treatment of ovarian, pancreatic and other cancers using antibodies that specifically bind to denatured CD70.12-08-2011
20110300130IMPAIRED WOUND HEALING COMPOSITIONS AND TREATMENTS - Methods, compounds, compositions, kits and articles of manufacture comprising one or more gap junction modulating agents for treatment of wounds that do not heal at expected rates, including chronic wounds, delayed healing wounds, incompletely healing wounds, and dehiscent wounds in a subject in need thereof.12-08-2011
20110014190USE OF B LYMPHOCYTE STIMULATOR PROTEIN ANTAGONISTS TO PROMOTE TRANSPLANTATION TOLERANCE - The invention relates to methods of preventing, treating, ameliorating and otherwise inhibiting organ or transplant rejection in a patient by administering B Lymphocyte Stimulator antagonists. In addition, therapeutic treatment regimens are provided to promote transplant tolerance in a patient following the administration of B Lymphocyte Stimulatorantagonists.01-20-2011
20090220501Anti-CD19 Antibody, Immunotoxin and Treatment Method - Provided is an immunotoxin including (a) an anti-CD19 antibody lacking an Fc fragment, (b) a modified exotoxin A protein having both Domains II and III, but lacking Domain I, and (c) a peptide linker joining the C-terminal end of the antibody to the N-terminal end of the modified exotoxin A protein. The linker is substantially resistant to extracellular cleavage. The modified exotoxin A protein may be further modified to include a C-terminal KDEL sequence (SEQ ID NO: 6) that promotes transport of the protein to the endoplasmic reticulum of cells that have taken up the immunotoxin. Also provided is an anti-CD19 antibody having enhanced binding activity, antibody-dependent cellular cytotoxicity (ADCC) and methods for using the antibody to treat a disease state associated with B-lineage cells that express CD19. The antibody variable light and variable heavy chains have unique sequences in their J region relative to known anti-CD19 antibody sequences.09-03-2009
20090060914DEIMMUNIZED MONOCLONAL ANTIBODIES FOR PROTECTION AGAINST HIV EXPOSURE AND TREATMENT OF HIV INFECTION - This invention is directed to deimmunized antibodies that are useful as immunotherapeutic drugs against Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and CD4-mediated autoimmune disorders. More specifically, antibodies expressed by clones, Clone 7 containing the recombinant genes B4DIVHv1/VK1CHO#7, Clone 16 containing the recombinant genes B4DIVHv1/VK1#16, and clone 21 containing the recombinant genes B4DIVHv1/VK1#21, are derived from mouse monoclonal B4 antibody (mAb B4). The antibodies were produced by removing particular murine determinants recognized as foreign by the human immune system. These recombinant antibodies were generated by the chimerization and deimmunization of the Fv region of mouse monoclonal antibody (mAb) B4. For improved safety, the coding sequence may further be mutated to express an aglycosylated IgG03-05-2009
20100008911USE OF TGF-BETA ANTAGONISTS TO TREAT INFANTS AT RISK OF DEVELOPING BRONCHOPULMONARY DYSPLASIA - The disclosure relates to methods of treating an infant at risk of developing bronchopulmonary dysplasia, including premature infants, by administering a TGF-β antagonist during the perinatal period, including the prenatal period and/or the postnatal period. For administration during the prenatal period, the TGF-β antagonist can be administered either directly to the infant in utero, or indirectly by administration to the mother.01-14-2010
20090297514HUMANIZATION OF ANTIBODIES - The present invention provides methods of re-engineering or re-shaping an antibody from a first species, wherein the re-engineered or re-shaped antibody does not elicit undesired immune response in a second species, and the re-engineered or re-shaped antibody retains substantially the same antigen binding-ability of the antibody from the first species. In accordance with the present invention, a combinatorial library comprising the CDRs of the antibody from the first species fused in frame with framework regions derived from a second species can be constructed and screened for the desired modified antibody. In particular, the present invention provides methods utilizing low homology acceptor antibody frameworks for efficiently humanizing an antibody or a fragment thereof. The present invention also provides antibodies produced by the methods of the invention.12-03-2009
20110189173PHOSPHORYLATED C-ErbB2 AS A SUPERIOR PREDICTIVE THERANOSTIC MARKER FOR THE DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT OF CANCER - The present invention provides reliable methods to identify subsets of subjects with a cancer of epithelial origin characterized by a high level of phosphorylated c-erbB2 which does not correlate with the over-expression of total c-erbB2 as measured by IHC or FISH, for selection and inclusion for c-erbB2-direct treatment and therapy. Furthermore, the present invention provides a reliable method to determine whether a subject with a cancer of epithelial origin who has been determined to be c-erbB2 positive by IHC and by FISH should be excluded from c-erbB2-direct treatment because of a non-significant level of phosphorylated c-erbB2 in epithelial tumor tissue.08-04-2011
20100098691COMBINATION OF BENZIMIDAZOLE ANTI-CANCER AGENT AND A SECOND ANTI-CANCER AGENT - The present invention relates to a pharmaceutical composition for the treatment of cancer as well as methods of treatment of cancer that are based on the finding that certain benzimidazole based anti-cancer agents can be used in combination with a second anti-cancer agent to achieve desirable therapeutic outcomes. More specifically the present invention relates to a pharmaceutical composition including a benzimidazole based anti-cancer agent and a second anti-cancer agent. The invention also relates to methods of treatment of cancer including administration of a benzimidazole based anti-cancer agent and a second anti-cancer agent to a patient in need thereof.04-22-2010
20090155263Compositions and methods for the treatment of immune related diseases - The present invention relates to compositions containing novel proteins and methods of using those compositions for the diagnosis and treatment of immune related diseases.06-18-2009
20100008912COMBINATION DRUG - The present invention provides a pharmaceutical agent containing an HER2 inhibitor and a hormonal therapeutic agent or anti-cancer agent in combination. The present invention provides a pharmaceutical agent containing (1) an HER2 inhibitor having a pyrrolopyrimidine skeleton or pyrazolopyrimidine skeleton, and (2) a hormonal therapeutic agent or an anti-cancer agent in combination.01-14-2010
20120189619METHODS FOR TREATING A SPINAL DISORDER OR OSTEOARTHRITIS USING DOMINANT NEGATIVE TISSUE NECROSIS FACTOR - Effective methods of treating a spinal disorder or osteoarthritis associated with a proinflammatory agent in a patient in need of such treatment, the method comprising administering an effective amount of DN-TNF (e.g., XPro®-1595) to a target tissue site at or near the spine or osteoarthritic joint to reduce pain and/or inflammation.07-26-2012
20100028342INSULIN-LIKE GROWTH FACTOR-1 RECEPTOR ANTAGONISTS FOR MODULATION OF WEIGHT AND LIPOSITY - The invention is directed to the use of insulin-like growth factor receptor antagonists for treatment of obesity. The IGF-IR antagonists are administered alone or in combination with other anti-obesity drugs.02-04-2010
20110217298MONOCLONAL ANTIBODIES DIRECTED TO CD20 - The invention provides antibody to canine or feline or equine antigens. Specifically, antibodies directed to canine CD20 which have been caninized or felinized are provided. Also provided are methods for preparing high affinity antibodies to canine and feline CD20 as well as methods for treating B cell disorders in companion animals.09-08-2011
20110217301METHODS FOR TREATING OR SCREENING FOR COMPOUNDS FOR THE TREATMENT OF SEPSIS - The present invention relates to a method for treating and screening for compounds for the treatment of sepsis. More specifically, the treatment and screening methods are based on the discovery that granzyme B containing platelets (GzmB-platelet) causes apoptosis by direct contact with cells.09-08-2011
20110217300Quinazolinone Compounds and Methods of Use Thereof - The present invention relates to quinazolinone compounds, and methods of preparation of these compounds. The present invention also relates to pharmaceutical compositions comprising the quinazolinone compounds. The present invention provides methods of treating a cell proliferative disorder, such as a cancer, by administering to a subject in need thereof a therapeutically effective amount of a quinazolinone compound of the present invention09-08-2011
20110217299TARGETING PAX2 FOR THE TREATMENT OF BREAST CANCER - The present application provides methods of prevention and/or treatment of breast cancer in a subject by inhibiting expression of PAX2. In the cancer treatment methods disclosed, the method of inhibiting expression of PAX2 can be by administration of a nucleic acid encoding an siRNA for PAX2. A method of treating cancer in a subject by administering DEFB1 is also provided. Similarly, provided is a method of treating cancer in a subject by increasing expression of DEFB1 in the subject.09-08-2011
20110217295TREATMENT OF LUPUS ARTHRITIS USING LAQUINIMOD - This invention provides a method of treating a subject afflicted with active lupus arthritis comprising periodically administering to the subject an amount of laquinimod or pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof effective to treat the subject. This invention also provides laquinimod or pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof for use in treating a subject afflicted with active lupus arthritis. This invention further provides a pharmaceutical composition comprising an amount of laquinimod or pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof for use in treating a subject afflicted with lupus arthritis.09-08-2011
20090297515Use of Caspase-8 Inhibitors for Modulating Hematopoiesis - A method of inhibiting hematopoiesis in a subject is provided. The method is effected by downregulating an expression or activity of caspase-8 in the subject thereby inhibiting hematopoiesis therein.12-03-2009
20090297516ENGINEERED LECTINS FOR VIRAL INACTIVATION - Engineered lectins and methods of using such reagents for both preventing and treating a broad array of viral infections are provided. The lectins of the invention are engineered in two ways, first through the enhancement of the natural mode of action of lectins against viruses through linked multimerization, and second through the creation of a new class of reagents, hereinafter referred to as a “lectibody” or “lectibodies”, that engage host immune function in addition to simply binding glycosylated viral proteins via the combination of a lectin and the Fc region of an antibody in order to drive Fc-mediated effector functions including ADCC (antibody-dependent cell-mediated cytotoxicity), increased half-life, complement-dependent cytotoxicity (CDC), and antibody-dependent cell-mediated phagocytosis (ADCP) in response to a lectin-mediated carbohydrate-binding event.12-03-2009
20100028343Il-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.02-04-2010
20090258008Uses of the FcRn Receptor - The invention relates to the field of biochemistry and molecular biology. More specifically the invention relates to the production of (monoclonal) antibodies and even more specifically to the production of therapeutic and diagnostic antibodies. The invention provides a method for producing an antibody or a functional part, derivative and/or analogue thereof in a cell, comprising providing a cell that is capable of producing said antibody with FcRn receptor protein and culturing said cell to allow for production of said antibody.10-15-2009
20110217297METHODS FOR CLASSIFYING AND TREATING BREAST CANCERS - The present invention relates to methods of treating a breast cancer in a subject, methods of identifying a subject with a breast cancer as a candidate for a therapy having efficacy for treating a breast cancer molecular subtype, and methods of selecting a therapy for a subject with a breast cancer. The methods comprise determining the molecular subtype of the breast cancer in the subject. In some embodiments, the methods further comprise administering to the subject a therapy that is effective for treating the molecular subtype of the breast cancer.09-08-2011
20090098120Compositions and methods for the treatment of immune related diseases - The present invention relates to compositions containing novel proteins and methods of using those compositions for the diagnosis and treatment of immune related diseases.04-16-2009
20090098117COMPOSITION COMPRISING AND METHOD OF USING ANGIOPOIETIN-LIKE PROTEIN 3 ANGPTL3 - The present invention is directed to methods and means for making and using Angptl3 polypeptides. The invention specifically concerns the use of Angptl3 polypeptides in inducing liver regeneration and angiogenesis. Further methods include the use of Angptl3 polypeptides in the diagnosis and treatment of liver disease. Also provided herein are antibodies which bind to the polypeptides of the present invention.04-16-2009
20090098116IMMUNOGENIC COMPOSITIONS FOR INDUCTION OF ANTI-TUMOR IMMUNITY - The invention relates to the use of an immunogen selected from the group consisting of04-16-2009
20090098115Cell lines and animal models of HER2 expressing tumors - The present invention concerns cell lines and animal models of HER2-expressing tumors. In particular, the invention concerns cell lines and animal models of HER2-expressing tumors not responding or responding poorly to treatment with trastuzumab (HERCEPTIN®, Genentech, Inc.). The animal models and cell lines of the invention are useful for evaluating the efficacy of various therapeutic approaches for the treatment of such tumors.04-16-2009
20110195065Compositions and Methods for Diagnosing and Treating Cancer - The present invention relates to compositions and methods for characterizing, diagnosing, and treating cancer. In particular the invention provides the means and methods for the diagnosis, characterization, prognosis and treatment of cancer and specifically targeting cancer stem cells. The present invention provides an antibody that specifically binds to a non-ligand binding region of the extracellular domain of a human NOTCH receptor and inhibits growth of tumor cells. The present invention further provides a method of treating cancer, the method comprising administering a therapeutically effective amount of an antibody that specifically binds to a non-ligand binding region of the extracellular domain of a human NOTCH receptor protein and inhibits growth of tumor cells.08-11-2011
20110171208CD37 IMMUNOTHERAPEUTIC AND COMBINATION WITH BIFUNCTIONAL CHEMOTHERAPEUTIC THEREOF - The present disclosure provides a humanized anti-CD37 small modular immunopharmaceutical (SMIP) molecule, as well as synergistic combination therapies of CD37-specific binding molecules (such as anti-CD37 SMIP proteins or antibodies) with bifunctional chemotherapeutics (such as bendamustine) that can be administered concurrently or sequentially, for use in treating or preventing B cell related autoimmune, inflammatory, or hyperproliferative diseases.07-14-2011
20100285012METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR THE TREATMENT OF CANCERS AND PATHOGENIC INFECTIONS - The subject application provides small compounds that are able to suppress autophagy in various cells. These compounds are useful in augmenting the existing treatments of various cancers and microbial/parasitic infections. Thus, the subject application also provides methods of treating various types of cancers and microbial/parasitic infections. Also provided by the subject application are methods of suppressing the expansion of autophagosomes within cells or individuals and inhibiting the lipidation of autophagy-related protein 8 (Atg8).11-11-2010
20100111945NOVEL 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.05-06-2010
20100111949METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR THE TREATMENT OF PROLIFERATIVE DISEASES - The invention features peptides containing domain 4 of the 05-06-2010
20100111946INHIBITING ACTIVATION WITH HUMAN ANTI-FACTOR C3 ANTIBODIES AND USE THEREOF - A method of inhibiting complement activation mediated by C3b inhibitors in a subject includes administering a C3B inhibitor to the subject to inhibit at least one of C3b binding to factors B and properdin, inhibit C3 cleavage, inhibit the activation of neutrophils, monocytes, platelets, and endothelium; or inhibit the formation of C3a, C5a, and MAC.05-06-2010
20100111943COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR INHIBITING CANCER METASTASIS - It has been discovered that antagonists of acetylated heat shock proteins can inhibit or reduce tumor cell invasion or metastasis. Compositions and methods for inhibiting tumor cell invasion or metastasis are provided. One embodiment provides a pharmaceutical composition including a heat shock protein antagonist in an amount effective to inhibit or reduce tumor cell invasion or metastasis. Another embodiment provides a pharmaceutical composition including a heat shock protein deacetylase in an amount effective to inhibit or reduce secretion of heat shock proteins. Representative target heat shock proteins include, but are not limited to hsp90α and hsp70. Methods of treating cancer or inhibiting tumor cell invasion and metastasis are also provided.05-06-2010
20100111939MONOCLONAL ANTIBODY AND USE THEREOF - The purpose of the invention is to provide an antibody which recognizes OPN N-half but does not recognize the full-length OPN, and its use. A monoclonal antibody which is characterized in that it recognizes a protein or polypeptide in which the C-terminal amino acid sequence is YGLR (SEQ ID NO: 1) and it substantially does not recognize a protein or polypeptide which has an amino acid sequence of YGLR outside of the C-terminal, as well as a method for measuring OPN N-half utilizing the said antibody, a method for diagnosing diseases relating to OPN N-half, a method for judging the severity of said disease, and a method for treating said diseases, are provided.05-06-2010
20100111940COMPOSITIONS CONTAINING ALPHA-1-ANTITRYPSIN AND METHODS FOR USE - Methods and compositions for treating patients (e.g., patients who are insulin resistant, patients who have diabetes, or are at risk for developing diabetes) are disclosed herein. The methods can include administration of an a1 antitrypsin (AAT) polypeptide or an agent, such as a nucleic acid molecule or organic compound, that promotes the expression or activity of a1-antitrypsin.05-06-2010
20080292626KINESIN INHIBITORS - This invention relates to the compounds of formula (I) shown below. Each variable in formula (I) is defined in the specification. These compounds can be used to treat a kinesin Eg5 protein-mediated disorder.11-27-2008
20100166740Anti-OX40L antibodies - This invention relates to anti-OX40L antibodies and, in particular, to anti-OX40L antibodies and variants thereof that contain a Fc part derived from human origin and do not bind complement factor C1q. These antibodies have new and inventive properties causing a benefit for a patient suffering from inflammatory diseases.07-01-2010
20090022716COMBINATION METHODS OF INHIBITING TUMOR GROWTH WITH A VASCULAR ENDOTHELIAL GROWTH FACTOR RECEPTOR ANTAGONIST - The present invention provides a method of reducing or inhibiting tumor growth in a mammal comprising treating the mammal with an effective amount of a combination of a VEGF receptor antagonist and radiation, chemotherapy, and/or an additional receptor antagonist.01-22-2009
20090098118COMBINATION THERAPY OF A TYPE II ANTI-CD20 ANTIBODY WITH AN ANTI-BCL-2 ACTIVE AGENT - The present invention is directed to a combination therapy involving a type II anti-CD20 antibody and an anti-Bcl-2 active agent for the treatment of a patient suffering from cancer, particularly a CD20-expressing cancer.04-16-2009
20110171211HEAT SHOCK PROTEIN GP96 VACCINATION AND METHODS OF USING SAME - The invention provides a tumor cell genetically modified to express a nucleic acid encoding a secreted form of a heat shock protein (hsp) gp96 polypeptide. The invention also provides a method of stimulating an immune response to a tumor by administering a tumor cell genetically modified to express a nucleic acid encoding a secreted form of a gp96 polypeptide.07-14-2011
20130216528Anti-GD2 Antibodies - In this application are described chimeric, humanized, affinity matured, stability enhanced, and bispecific Anti-GD2 antibodies and fragments thereof. Also provided are methods of using individual antibodies or compositions thereof for the detection, prevention, and/or therapeutical treatment of GD2-related diseases, in particular, neuroblastoma.08-22-2013
20110268730METHOD FOR INHIBITING BONE RESORPTION - The invention is directed to a method of inhibiting bone resorption. The method comprises administering to a human an amount of sclerostin inhibitor that reduces a bone resorption marker level for at least 2 weeks. The invention also provides a method of monitoring anti-sclerostin therapy comprising measuring one or more bone resorption marker levels, administering a sclerostin binding agent, then measuring the bone resorption marker levels. Also provided is a method of increasing bone mineral density; a method of ameliorating the effects of an osteoclast-related disorder; a method of treating a bone-related disorder by maintaining bone density; and a method of treating a bone-related disorder in a human suffering from or at risk of hypocalcemia or hypercalcemia, a human in which treatment with a parathyroid hormone or analog thereof is contraindicated, or a human in which treatment with a bisphosphonate is contraindicated.11-03-2011
20090148442COMBINATION OF BLyS INHIBITION AND ANTI-CD 20 AGENTS FOR TREATMENT OF AUTOIMMUNE DISEASE - The invention relates to novel combination therapies involving BLyS or BLyS/APRIL inhibition and anti-CD20 agents for the treatment of autoimmune diseases. One preferred method is where the BLyS antagonist is a Fc-fusion protein which can be a TACI-Fc-fusion protein comprising the extracellular domain of TACI or a functional fragment thereof, a BAFF—R-Fc-fusion protein comprising the extracellular domain of BAFF—R or a functional fragment thereof, or a BCMA-Fc-fusion protein comprising the extracellular domain of BCMA or a functional fragment thereof. In the methods of the present invention some of anti-CD20 agents contemplated include RITUXAN®, ocrelizumab, ofatumumab (HuMax-CD20®), TRU-015, and DXL625, although any agent that binds to CD 20 may be suitable. The methods of the present invention reduce the levels of B cells in patients in need of such reduction, such as those suffering from autoimmune diseases.06-11-2009
20090148440ANTIBODIES AGAINST INTERLEUKIN-22 BINDING PROTEIN AND ITS USES FOR THE TREATMENT OF METABOLIC DISORDERS - The present invention relates to antibodies and antigen-binding fragments that bind to interleukin-22 binding protein, in particular, human interleukin-22 binding protein (IL-22 BP), and are involved in regulating interleukin-22-associated biological responses. The invention also relates to methods of using the antibodies and antigen-binding fragments to treat disorders associated with interleukin-22. The antibodies disclosed herein are useful in diagnosing, preventing, or treating metabolic disorders including obesity, diabetes, hyperlipidemia and hyperinsulinemia etc.06-11-2009
20090148443HUMANIZED ANTIBODIES AND COMPOSITIONS FOR BINDING SPHINGOSINE-1-PHOSPHATE - The present invention relates to anti-S1P agents, particularly humanized monoclonal antibodies (and antigen binding fragments thereof) specifically reactive with S1P, compositions containing such antibodies (or fragments), and the use of such antibodies (or fragments), for example, to treat diseases and conditions associated with aberrant levels of S1P.06-11-2009
20090148444PHARMACEUTICAL COMPOSITION FOR TREATING IMMUNE DISEASES - An antibody against AILIM (alternatively called JTT-1 antigen, JTT-2 antigen, ICOS and 8F4) was found to have a significant therapeutic effect on arthrosis, for example, rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis, graft versus host disease, graft immune rejection, inflammation (hepatitis and inflammatory bowel diseases), diseased condition accompanied by the excessive production of an antibody against a foreign antigen triggered by immunological sensitization by the antigen.06-11-2009
20090148439Methods for diagnosis and treatment of epithelial-derived cancers - The present invention relates to the use of a polypeptide (CD27L) for diagnosis of epithelial-related cancers, in particular kidney cancer e.g. renal cell cancer and colorectal cancer, e.g. colon cancers, as well as in methods of treatment of such cancers.06-11-2009
20100221248Directed Engagement of Activating Fc Receptors - The present invention features engineered proteins that include a first polypeptide that specifically binds a first target (e.g., a cellular target, such as a cell-surface antigen) and a second polypeptide that selectively binds an activating FcR.09-02-2010
20100266589ADJUVANT CANCER THERAPY - Disclosed herein are methods and compostions comprising anti-VEGF antibodies for use in adjuvant cancer therapy.10-21-2010
20100266587Compositions and Methods to Treat Acute Myelogenous Leukemia - Compositions and methods for treating or preventing a hematologic malignancy, such as AML, using an anti-alpha4 antibody are described.10-21-2010
20100266583INHIBITION OF IL-17 PRODUCTION - The invention concerns inhibition of the production of proinflammatory cytokine interleukin-17 (IL-17) by T cells, using an antagonist of interleukin-23 (IL-23). The invention further concerns the use of IL-23 antagonists in the treatment of inflammatory diseases characterized by the presence of elevated levels of IL-17. IL-23 antagonists include, without limitation, antibodies specifically binding to a subunit or IL-17 or an IL-17 receptor. The invention additionally concerns induction of IL-7 production by using an IL-23 agonist.10-21-2010
20100266584ANTIBODIES AGAINST THE ECTODOMAIN OF ERBB3 AND USES THEREOF - The present invention provides a novel class of antibodies and antigen binding fragments thereof that bind the extracellular domain of ErbB3 receptor and inhibit various ErbB3 functions. For example, the antibodies and antigen binding fragments described herein are capable of binding to the receptor designated ErbB3 and inhibiting EGF-like ligand mediated phosphorylation of the receptor. Such antibodies and antigen binding fragments thereof have the useful characteristic of inhibiting the proliferation of cancer cells expressing ErbB3.10-21-2010
20080279851ANTI-ICOS ANTIBODIES AND THEIR USE IN TREATMENT OF ONCOLOGY, TRANSPLANTATION AND AUTOIMMUNE DISEASE - The present invention provides anti-human ICOS antibodies with increased effector function. The invention further relates to pharmaceutical compositions, immunotherapeutic compositions, and methods using therapeutic antibodies that bind to the human ICOS antigen and that may mediate ADCC, CDC, and/or antibody-dependent phagocytosis (opsonisation) for the treatment and prevention of T cell-mediated diseases and disorders, such as, but not limited to, chronic infection, autoimmune disease or disorder, inflammatory disease or disorder, graft-versus-host disease (GVHD), transplant rejection, and T cell proliferative disorder.11-13-2008
20110171214EFFICIENT WELL BEING ASSESSMENT AND IMPROVED TREATMENT PROTOCOL - Methods to appraise general health and to assess the effectiveness of therapeutic agents are disclosed. These methods can be performed on blood samples or other bodily fluids and comprise effecting cell death of endothelial cells, staining the dead cells and observing them microscopically. In addition, the invention is directed to combination treatments for neoplastic diseases or other conditions characterized by unwanted angiogenesis by administering an antiangiogenesis agent while maintaining nontoxic levels of ethanol and/or DMSO in the blood.07-14-2011
20110171215PD-1 SPECIFIC ANTIBODIES AND USES THEREOF - One aspect of the present disclosure provides antibodies that can act as agonists of PD-1, thereby modulating immune responses regulated by PD-1. Another aspect of the disclosure provides compositions comprising PD-1 specific antibodies and their use in methods of down regulating the immune response. These methods can be practiced on any subject, including humans or animals. Anti-PD-1 antibodies disclosed herein may be used, in another aspect of the invention, to detect PD-1 or its fragments in a biological sample. The amount of PD-1 detected may be correlated with the expression level of PD-1, and associated with the activation status of immune cells (e.g., activated T cells, B cells, and/or monocytes) in the subject.07-14-2011
20090311248Hepatitis C Virus Neutralizing Antibodies - The invention relates to anti-HCV antibodies and more specifically to neutralizing anti-HCV antibodies and their variable and complementarity determining regions (CDR). In particular, the neutralizing anti-HCV antibodies are neutralizing anti-HCV envelope protein 1 (HCV E1) antibodies. Also subject of the invention are compositions comprising these antibodies, CDRs or variable regions, and compounds comprising at least one of the CDRs or variable regions of said antibodies. Further subject of the invention are the application of any of said antibodies, CDRs, variable regions or compounds in HCV prophylaxis, therapy, and diagnosis, as well as methods for producing the antibodies.12-17-2009
20090155260USE OF THYMOSIN ALPHA 1 FOR THE TREATMENT OF IMMUNOLOGICAL DISEASES - It is described the use of thymosin alpha 1 for preparing a medicament useful for the prevention or treatment of graft-versus-host disease or graft rejection reactions in organ transplantation, in a mammal subject, in which the cells, tissues or organs for transplant is selected from the group comprising: stem cells, hematopoietic stem cells, bone marrow, heart, liver, kidney, lung, pancreas, small intestine, cornea or skin.06-18-2009
20090136494Combination therapies employing GITR binding molecules - The present invention provides combination therapies that employ a GITR binding molecule in combination with one or more additional agents.05-28-2009
20100015135ANTI-EPHB4 ANTIBODIES AND METHODS USING SAME - The invention provides anti-EphB4 antibodies, and compositions comprising and methods of using these antibodies.01-21-2010
20120189623CYCLIZED DERIVATIVES AS EG-5 INHIBITORS - The present invention relates to new substituted imidazole compounds have the following Formula (I) and to the pharmaceutically acceptable salts, esters, or prodrugs thereof, to compositions of the compounds together with pharmaceutically acceptable carriers, and to uses of the compounds:07-26-2012
20120189617ANTI-TIM-3 ANTIBODY - The present invention provides an anti-human TIM-3 antibody which binds to the amino acid sequence of the extracellular region of TIM-3 or its three-dimensional structure thereof and exhibits higher effector activity such as an antibody-dependent cellular cytotoxicity (ADCC activity) for diseases relating to a human TIM-3 expressing cell. The present invention provides a monoclonal antibody or antibody fragment thereof which binds to the amino acid sequence of the extracellular region of TIM-3 or its three-dimensional structure and exhibits ADCC activity; a hybridoma which produces the antibody; a DNA encoding the antibody; a vector comprising the DNA; a transformant which is obtainable by introducing the vector; a method for producing the antibody or the antibody fragment thereof which comprises using the hybridoma or the transformant; a therapeutic agent and a diagnostic agent comprising the antibody or the antibody fragment thereof as an active ingredient. In addition, the present invention provides an anti-human TIM-3 antibody having high ADCC activity by screening an anti-human TIM-3 antibody which competes with the monoclonal antibody or the antibody fragment thereof.07-26-2012
20090297506Classification of cancer - The invention discloses a method for classification of cancer in an individual having contracted cancer. The method of classification involves the determination of microsatellite status and a prognostic marker by examining gene expression patterns. The invention also relates to various methods of treatment of cancer. Additionally, the present invention concerns a pharmaceutical composition for treatment of cancer and uses of the present invention. The invention also relates to an assay for classification of cancer.12-03-2009
20100086546Toll-LIke Receptor 4 Deficiency and Downstream Effectors Cause Pulmonary Emphysema - The present invention provides compositions and methods for the detection, treatment, and prevention of emphysema/COPD. Compositions of the present invention comprise TLR4 activators, Nox3 inhibitors, and Cathepsin E inhibitors useful in the treatment or prevention of emphysema/COPD. Cathepsin E is a downstream effector of TLR4, wherein when cathepsin E is overexpressed in lung of an individual, the individual is at higher risk of developing emphysema/COPD. Cathepsin E is further identified as a biomarker useful in the identification of an individual with, or at-risk of developing emphysema/COPD.04-08-2010
20090311252Anti-activin antibodies and uses for promoting bone growth - In certain aspects, the present invention provides compositions and methods for promoting bone growth and increasing bone density.12-17-2009
20090311253Dual Variable Domain Immunoglobulins and Uses Thereof - The present invention relates to engineered multivalent and multispecific binding proteins, methods of making, and specifically to their uses in the prevention, diagnosis, and/or treatment of disease.12-17-2009
20090311251SCFV ANTIBODIES WHICH PASS EPITHELIAL AND/OR ENDOTHELIAL LAYERS - scFv antibodies which specifically bind selected antigens and are obtainable by a method comprising (i) selecting from a pool of soluble and stable antibody frameworks a soluble and stable framework matching best the framework of a non-human antibody against the antigen with a certain binding specificity, (ii) either providing said soluble and stable framework with CDRs that bind specifically to said antigen, or mutating the framework of said non-human antibody towards the sequence of said soluble and stable framework, to generate scFv antibodies, (iii) testing the generated antibody for solubility and stability, and testing the generated antibody for antigen binding, and (iv) selecting an scFV that is soluble, stable and binds to the antigen specifically. Also provided are pharmaceutical compositions comprising said scFv antibody, methods of treatment and diagnosis for diseases related to over expression of antigens that are specifically bound by said antibody.12-17-2009
20090155258PEPTIDE-BASED PASSIVE IMMUNIZATION THERAPY FOR TREATMENT OF ATHEROSCLEROSIS - The present invention relates to passive immunization for treating or preventing atherosclerosis using an isolated human antibody directed towards at least one oxidized fragment of apolipoprotein B in the manufacture of a pharmaceutical composition for therapeutical or prophylactical treatment of atherosclerosis by means of passive immunization, as well as method for preparing such antibodies, and a method for treating a mammal, preferably a human using such an antibody to provide for passive immunization.06-18-2009
20120034222Nitric Oxide Generating Medical Devices - Medical devices having a catalyst capable of catalyzing the generation of nitric oxide in vivo and methods of treating a vascular condition using the devices are provided.02-09-2012
20120034220Mucin Fusion Polypeptide Vaccines, Compositions And Methods Of Use Thereof - The present invention provides compositions and methods for augmenting vaccine immunogenicity using mucin-immunoglobulin fusion proteins.02-09-2012
20120034218RBM3 in Colorectal Cancer Prognostics - The present invention provides means, such as a method, for determining whether a mammalian subject having a colorectal cancer 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. The method comprises the steps of: evaluating an amount of RBM3 protein or RBM3 mRNA molecule 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; and02-09-2012
20120034216SPIROKETALS - The present invention relates to spiroketal compounds that are useful in methods of treating or preventing protozoal infections, parasitic infections, bacterial infections, cell proliferative disorders and anti inflammatory disorders. The spiroketal compounds are also useful as immunosuppressive agents, and also in methods of controlling pests.02-09-2012
20120034215ANTI-MST1R ANTIBODIES AND USES THEREOF - The present disclosure provides recombinant antigen-binding regions and antibodies and functional fragments containing such antigen-binding regions that are specific for MST1R, which plays an integral role in various disorders or conditions, such as cancer. These antibodies, accordingly, can be used to treat these and other disorders and conditions. Antibodies of the disclosure also can be used in the diagnostics field, as well as for further investigating the role of MST1R in the progression of disorders associated with tumors. The disclosure also provides nucleic acid sequences encoding the foregoing antibodies, vectors containing the same, pharmaceutical compositions and kits with instructions for use.02-09-2012
20120034213TREATMENT WITH ANTI-ErbB2 ANTIBODIES - The present invention concerns the treatment of disorders characterized by the overexpression of ErbB2. More specifically, the invention concerns the treatment of human patients susceptible to or diagnosed with cancer overexpressing ErbB2 with a combination of an anti-ErbB2 antibody and a chemotherapeutic agent other than an anthracycline, e.g. doxorubicin or epirubicin. The invention further provides a method of treating cancer in a human patient comprising administering effective amounts of an anti-ErbB2 antibody and a cardioprotectant to the patient.02-09-2012
20120034212Human Anti-IL-6 Antibodies With Extended In Vivo Half-Life And Their Use In Treatment Of Oncology, Autoimmune Diseases And Inflammatory Diseases - The present invention provides human anti-IL-6 antibodies with extended in vivo half-life. The invention further relates to pharmaceutical compositions, therapeutic compositions, and methods using therapeutic antibodies that bind to IL-6 and that has an extended in vivo half-life for the treatment and prevention of IL-6 mediated diseases and disorders, such as, but not limited to, inflammatory diseases and disorders, autoimmune diseases and disorders and tumors.02-09-2012
2011002726914-3-3 Antagonists for the Prevention and Treatment of Arthritis - Methods for treating arthritis comprising 14-3-3 antagonists that are capable of specifically binding to extracellularly localized 14-3-3 eta and/or 14-3-3 gamma protein isoforms are provided. In preferred embodiments, the 14-3-3 antagonist is an inhibitory peptide or an anti-14-3-3 antibody. The 14-3-3 antagonists are also formulated in a pharmaceutical composition and used in a method for reducing matrix metalloprotease (MMP) expression in the synovial fluid of a patient, wherein the MMP is MMP-1 or MMP-3.02-03-2011
20100119508PHENYLACETIC ACID INHIBITORS OF CYCLOOXYGENASE - The present invention relates to new phenylacetic acid inhibitors of cyclooxygenase activity, pharmaceutical compositions thereof, and methods of use thereof.05-13-2010
20080213258Method of Predicting and Reducing Risk of Metastasis of Breast Cancer to Lung - A signature for breast cancer tissue derived from a patient is established that is indicative of the virulence and risk of lung metastasis by determining the expression levels to define a sample signature, and comparing this sample signature to a reference signature. The reference signature defines a standard expression level for each gene and a significant change direction, i.e., either overexpressed or underexpressed. A sample signature that differs from the reference signature in the significant change direction for a predetermined number of the genes tested is indicative of a significant risk of lung metastasis. This determination is used to define appropriate treatment and monitoring options for the patient. Risk of metastasis to the lung can be reduced by treatment with a therapeutic combination that either (1) contains a first agent effective to inhibit epiregulin activity and a second agent effective to inhibit activity of a protein selected from the group consisting of MMP1, MMP2 and PTGS2, or (2) contains a therapeutic agent or combination of agents effective to inhibit activity MMP1, MMP2 and PTGS2. Agents that inhibit the CXCL1 pathway also can be used individually or in combination with these combinations.09-04-2008
20090087429IL-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.04-02-2009
20090087432TREATING PROSTATE CANCER WITH ANTI-ErbB2 ANTIBODIES - The present application discloses treatment of prostate cancer with anti-ErbB2 antibodies.04-02-2009
20090280118METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR TREATING AND PREVENTING DISEASE ASSOCIATED WITH alphaVbeta5 INTEGRIN - The present invention provides compositions and methods for treating and preventing disease associated with αvβ5 integrin by blocking binding to αvβ5 integrin.11-12-2009
20100086544COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR TREATING A NEOPLASM - The present invention relates to compositions and methods for treating neoplasms, including refractory or relapsed neoplasms, using VEGF antagonists. Furthermore, the present invention provides therapy regimens for treating those diseases.04-08-2010
20090285807Anti-Met Monoclonal Antibody, Fragments and Vectors Thereof, for the Treatment of Tumors and Corresponding Products - Use of a monoclonal antibody directed against the extracellular domain of hepatocyte growth factor is disclosed for the preparation of a medicament for the treatment of tumors and/or metastases and of a diagnostic tool for detecting neoplastic cells as well as vectors comprising at least a portion of the nucleotide sequence encoding the anti-Met monoclonal antibody, products containing the anti-Met monoclonal antibody and/or at least one fragment thereof and at least one kinase inhibitor.11-19-2009
20100215649ANTIBODIES FOR NOROVIRUS - Norovirus antigen peptides are described having an amino acid sequence selected from the group consisting of SEQ ID NOS: 1-16, or fragments thereof. Such peptides can be used in the preparation of antiviral therapies such as vaccines, methods of preparing antibodies to the antigen peptides, methods of using the peptides or the corresponding antibodies for detection of norovirus, and compositions of the peptides, DNA and/or antibodies. A kit for the detection of norovirus is also provided.08-26-2010
20100080800Humanized antibody - The present invention is related to chimeric and humanized antibody and to methods and compositions for the therapeutic and diagnostic use in the treatment of amyloidosis, a group of disorders and abnormalities associated with amyloid protein such as Alzheimer's disease.04-01-2010
20090258010METHODS, COMPOSITIONS, AND KITS FOR TREATING SHIGA TOXIN ASSOCIATED CONDITIONS - The invention features methods, compositions, and kits for treating a subject having a Shiga toxin associated disease with chimeric anti-Shiga Toxin 1 (cαStx1) and anti-Shiga Toxin 2 (cαStx2) antibodies.10-15-2009
20090258011Antibodies against west nile virus and therapeutic and prophylactic uses thereof - The present invention relates to compositions comprising antibodies or fragments thereof that immunospecifically bind to one or more antigens of a flavivirus, particularly of West Nile Virus (WNV), and methods for preventing, treating or ameliorating symptoms associated with a flavivirus, particularly of West Nile Virus (WNV), infection utilizing said compositions. In particular, the present invention relates to methods for preventing, treating or ameliorating symptoms associated with WNV infection, said methods comprising administering to a human subject an effective amount of one or more antibodies or fragments thereof that immunospecifically bind to a WNV antigen. The present invention also relates to detectable or diagnostic compositions comprising antibodies or fragments thereof that immunospecifically bind to a WNV antigen and methods for detecting or diagnosing WNV infection utilizing said compositions.10-15-2009
20090175861USE OF A B-CELL-DEPLETING ANTIBODY FOR TREATMENT OF POLYOMA VIRUS INFECTIONS - The present invention relates to uses of a B-cell-depleting antibody for the treatment of a polyoma virus infection.07-09-2009
20120107313MAMMALIAN 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.05-03-2012
20120107312Combinations for the Treatment of Diseases involving Cell Proliferation - Disclosed are pharmaceutical compositions for the treatment of diseases which involve cell proliferation. Also disclosed are methods for the treatment of said diseases, comprising co-administration of a compound 1 of Formula (I)05-03-2012
20120107311TARGETED IDENTIFICATION OF IMMUNOGENIC PEPTIDES - This invention relates generally to identifying peptide sequences involved in antibody binding to any protein for synthesis of vaccine treatments. This novel method allows for a more manageable vaccine peptide discovery and specific generation of unique immunogenic peptides from self-tumor associated proteins and/or foreign proteins from infectious organisms for specific and/or enhanced expression only in the presence of the antibody.05-03-2012
20120107310METHODS OF ANTAGONIZING SIGNAL TRANSDUCTION IN SPINAL CORD CELLS - Use of antagonists to IL-31 are used to treat inflammation and pain by inhibiting, preventing, reducing, minimizing, limiting or minimizing stimulation in neuronal tissues. Such antagonists include antibodies and fragments, derivative, or variants thereof. Symptoms such as pain, tingle, sensitization, tickle associated with neuropathies are ameliorated.05-03-2012
20120107309POLYMORPHISM IN K-RAS 3' UNTRANSLATED REGION ASSOCIATED WITH CLINICAL OUTCOMES OF CANCER TREATMENTS INDEPENDENT OF K-RAS MUTATION STATUS - The invention provides compositions and methods for determining the likelihood of response or survival of cancer patients treated with anti-EGFR therapy, topoisomerase inhibitor therapy or anti-EGFR therapy/topoisomerase inhibitor therapy combination therapy. After determining if a patient is likely to be successfully treated, the invention also provides methods for treating the patients.05-03-2012
20120107308GENE EXPRESSION LEVELS OF EGFR, VEGFR2, AND ERCC1 ASSOCIATED WITH CLINICAL OUTCOMES OF CHEMOTHERAPY - The invention provides compositions and methods for identifying a cancer patient suitable for anti-VEGF therapy. After determining if a patient is likely to be successfully treated, the invention also provides methods for treating the patients.05-03-2012
20120107307DIHYDROPYRIDIN SULFONAMIDES AND DIHYDROPYRIDIN SULFAMIDES AS MEK INHIBITORS - This invention concerns N-(ortho phenylamino dihydropyridyl)sulfonamides and N-(ortho phenylamino dihydropyridyl), N′-alkyl sulfamides which are inhibitors of MEK and are useful in the treatment of cancer and other hyperproliferative diseases.05-03-2012
20120107306ANTIBODIES FOR EPIDERMAL GROWTH FACTOR RECEPTOR 3 (HER3) - The present invention relates to antibodies or fragments thereof that target a conformational epitope of a HER receptor. In particular, the invention relates to antibodies or fragments thereof that target a conformational epitope of HER3 receptor and compositions and methods of use thereof.05-03-2012
20120107305Combination Therapy - The present invention relates to a method for the production of an antiangiogenic and/or vascular permeability reducing effect in a warm-blooded animal such as a human which is optionally being treated with ionising radiation, particularly a method for the treatment of a cancer, particularly a cancer involving a solid tumour, which comprises the administration of ZD6474 in combination with bevacizumab; to a pharmaceutical composition comprising ZD6474 and bevacizumab; to a combination product comprising ZD6474 and bevacizumab for use in a method of treatment of a human or animal body by therapy; to a kit comprising ZD6474 and bevacizumab; to the use of ZD6474 and bevacizumab in the manufacture of a medicament for use in the production of an antiangiogenic and/or vascular permeability reducing effect in a warm-blooded animal such as a human which is optionally being treated with ionising radiation.05-03-2012
20120107304Combination therapy in treatment of oncological and fibrotic diseases - The invention relates to new methods for the treatment of oncological and fibrotic disease comprising the combined administration of a cell signalling and/or angiogenesis inhibitor in conjunction with an Aurora kinase inhibitor.05-03-2012
20120107303SYNERGISTIC TREATMENT OF CANCER USING IMMUNOMERS IN CONJUNCTION WITH CHEMOTHERAPEUTIC AGENTS - The invention relates to the therapeutic use of immunostimulatory oligonucleotides and/or immunomers in combination with chemotherapeutic agents to provide a synergistic therapeutic effect.05-03-2012
20120107302COMBINATIONS OF AN ANTI-HER2 ANTIBODY-DRUG CONJUGATE AND CHEMOTHERAPEUTIC AGENTS, AND METHODS OF USE - Combinations of the antibody-drug conjugate trastuzumab-MCC-DM1 and chemotherapeutic agents, including stereoisomers, geometric isomers, tautomers, solvates, metabolites and pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof, are useful for inhibiting tumor cell growth, and for treating disorders such as cancer mediated by HER2 and KDR (VEGFR receptor 1). Methods of using such combinations for in vitro, in situ, and in vivo diagnosis, prevention or treatment of such disorders in mammalian cells, or associated pathological conditions, are disclosed.05-03-2012
20100098690PHARMACEUTICAL COMPOSITION - The present invention provides a pharmaceutical composition comprising a combination of an Hsp 90 family protein inhibitor and at least one compound, the said pharmaceutical composition wherein the Hsp 90 family protein inhibitor is a benozoyl compound represented by formula (I):04-22-2010
20100098694ANTIBODIES TO CD40 - The present invention relates to antibodies and antigen-binding portions thereof that specifically bind to CD40, preferably human CD40, and that function as CD40 agonists. The invention also relates to human anti-CD40 antibodies and antigen-binding portions thereof. The invention also relates to antibodies that are chimeric, bispecific, derivatized, single chain antibodies or portions of fusion proteins. The invention also relates to isolated heavy and light chain immunoglobulins derived from human anti-CD40 antibodies and nucleic acid molecules encoding such immunoglobulins. The present invention also relates to methods of making human anti-CD40 antibodies, compositions comprising these antibodies and methods of using the antibodies and compositions for diagnosis and treatment. The invention also provides gene therapy methods using nucleic acid molecules encoding the heavy and/or light immunoglobulin molecules that comprise the human anti-CD40 antibodies. The invention also relates to transgenic animals comprising nucleic acid molecules of the present invention.04-22-2010
20090263391ANTIBODIES THAT BIND TO EPHA2 AND METHODS OF USE THEREOF - Provided herein is disclosure about the development and characterization of an antibody that binds to antigen EphA2 which is present on a variety of human cancers from breast, lung, prostate, and colons. Methods of diagnosing and treating various cancers by using such antibodies directed against this antigen are also disclosed.10-22-2009
20090263390METHOD OF TREATING CANCER BY CO-ADMINISTRATION OF ANTICANCER AGENTS - The present invention relates to a method of treating cancer by co-administration of an effective amount of 1-(2-methoxyethyl)-2-methyl-4,9-dioxo-3-(pyrazin -2-ylmethyl)-4,9-dihydro-1H-naphtho[2,3-d]imidazol-3-ium bromide and an effective amount of one or more anticancer agents selected from the group consisting of carboplatin, cisplatin, paclitaxel, vinorelbine, gemcitabine, irinotecan, docetaxel, doxorubicin, dacarbazine and rituximab, or a retuximab-containing combination therapy selected from R-ICE and R-DHAP. The treatment method of the present invention is useful for the treatment for all solid tumors and lymphomas, preferably skin cancer, bladder cancer, breast cancer, uterine cancer, ovary cancer, prostate cancer, lung cancer, colon cancer, pancreas cancer, renal cancer, gastric cancer and the like. Particularly, they are expected as therapeutic agents for tumor types which show resistance against existing anticancer agents.10-22-2009
20090263389Use of TGF-Beta Antagonists to Treat or to Prevent Chronic Transplant Rejection - Effective use of a TGF-β antagonist to treat or to prevent loss of transplant function is described herein. Use of a TGF-β antagonist is demonstrated to effectively prevent loss of organ function in a host due to chronic rejection in which TGF-β-mediated fibroproliferation is a characteristic. Expression in situ of a TGF-β antagonist in the form of a recombinant receptor, i.e., TGF-β type III receptor (TGFBIIIR) showed prevention of bronchiolitis obliterans in comparison to untreated controls in a rat lung transplant model. This provides an effective method for preventing or inhibiting chronic rejection of transplant organs such as lung, kidney, liver and heart in vertebrate hosts including human hosts.10-22-2009
20090263386HUMANIZED IMMUNOMODULATORY MONOCLONAL ANTIBODIES FOR THE TREATMENT OF NEOPLASTIC DISEASE OR IMMUNODEFICIENCY - The present invention provides to a humanized monoclonal antibody having immunostimulatory effects. This antibody binds specifically to B lymphoblastoid cells, induces proliferation and activation of peripheral blood lymphocytes, particularly T cells, and is capable of eliciting an anti-tumor effect upon administration to subjects suffering from an immune deficiency.10-22-2009
20090263383Antibodies to angiogenesis inhibiting domains of CD148 - The present invention provides compositions and methods relating to anti-CD148 receptor antibodies. Methods provided include inhibiting angiogenesis and, thereby, vascularization of solid tumors in human patients. The present invention also provides compositions and methods for in vivo imaging of tumors expressing CD148. Compositions of the invention include: anti-CD148 antibodies, antigen binding regions of anti-CD148 antibodies, polynucleotides encoding anti-CD 148 antibodies or binding regions thereof, vectors comprising these polynucleotides, host cells, and pharmaceutical compositions. Methods of making and using each of these compositions is also provided.10-22-2009
20090263382STABLE AND SOLUBLE ANTIBODIES INHIBITING TNF ALPHA - The present invention relates to particularly stable and soluble scFv antibodies and Fab fragments specific for TNFα, which comprise specific light chain and heavy chain sequences that are optimized for stability, solubility, in vitro and in vivo binding of TNFα, and low immunogenicity. Said antibodies are designed for the diagnosis and/or treatment of TNFα-related disorders. The nucleic acids, vectors and host cells for expression of the recombinant antibodies of the invention, methods for isolating them and the use of said antibodies in medicine are also disclosed.10-22-2009
20100098692Humanized Endoglin Antibodies - The present application relates to compositions of humanized anti-endoglin antibodies and antigen-binding fragments thereof. One aspect relates to antibodies having one or more modifications in at least one amino acid residue of at least one of the framework regions of the variable heavy chain, the variable light chain or both. Another aspect relates to antibodies which bind endoglin and inhibit angiogenesis. Another aspect relates to the use of humanized antibodies which bind endoglin for the detection, diagnosis or treatment of a disease or condition associated with endoglin, angiogenesis or a combination thereof.04-22-2010
20090047277RECOMBINANT IL-9 ANTIBODIES AND USES THEREOF - The present invention provides novel antibodies that immunospecifically bind to an IL-9 polypeptide and compositions comprising said antibodies. The present invention also provides methods and compositions preventing, treating, managing, and/or ameliorating diseases and disorders associated with aberrant expression and/or activity of IL 9 or IL-9 receptor or subunits thereof, autoimmune diseases, inflammatory diseases, proliferative diseases, and infections comprising administration of one or more antibodies thereof that immunospecifically bind to an IL-9 polypeptide. The invention also encompasses methods and compositions for diagnosing, monitoring, and prognosing these disorders. The present invention further relates to articles of manufacture and kits comprising antibodies that immunospecifically bind to an IL-9 polypeptide.02-19-2009
20090047279(R)-N-Stereoisomers of 7,8-Saturated-4,5-Epoxy-Morphinanium Analogs - Novel (R)—N-stereoisomers of 7,8-saturated-4,5-epoxy-morphinanium analogs are disclosed. Pharmaceutical compositions containing the (R)—N-stereoisomers of 7,8-saturated-4,5-epoxy-morphinanium analogs and methods for their pharmaceutical uses are also disclosed. Such analogs are disclosed as being useful in treating, among varying conditions, opioid-induced constipation.02-19-2009
20090186022Organic Compounds - The present invention relates to human thymic stromal lymphopoietin (hTSLP) antibodies and especially those which neutralize hTSLP activity. It further relates to methods for using anti-hTSLP antibody molecules in diagnosis or treatment of hTSLP related disorders, such as asthma, atopic dermatitis, allergic rhinitis, fibrosis inflammatory bowel disease, and Hodgkin's lymphoma.07-23-2009
20090202541COMBINATION COMPRISING N-{5-[4-(4-METHYL-PIPERAZINO-METHYL)-BENZOYLAMIDO]-2-METHYLPHENYL)-4-(3-P- YRIDYL)-2PYRIMIDINE-AMINE AND A CHEMOTHERAPEUTIC AGENT - A method of treating a warm-blooded animal, especially a human, having a proliferative disease or acute or chronic transplant rejection comprising administering to the animal a combination which comprises (a) N-{5-[4-(4-methyl-piperazino-methyl)-benzoylamido]-2-methylphenyl}-4-(3-pyridyl)-2-pyrimidine-amine and (b) a chemotherapeutic agent selected from antineoplastic agents, especially as defined herein, and agents effective in treating acute or chronic transplant rejection; a combination comprising (a) and (b) as defined above and optionally at least one pharmaceutically acceptable carrier for simultaneous, separate or sequential use, in particular for the delay of progression or treatment of a proliferative disease, especially a solid tumor disease.08-13-2009
20110200598COMBINATION THERAPY OF A TYPE II ANTI-CD20 ANTIBODY WITH A PROTEASOME INHIBITOR - The present invention is directed to a combination therapy involving a type II anti-CD20 antibody and a proteasome inhibitor for the treatment of a patient suffering from cancer, particularly a CD20-expressing cancer. An aspect of the invention is a composition comprising a type II anti-CD20 antibody and a proteasome inhibitor. Another aspect of the invention is a kit comprising a type II anti-CD20 antibody and a proteasome inhibitor. Yet another aspect of the invention is a method for the treatment of a patient suffering from cancer comprising co-administering, to a patient in need of such treatment, a type II anti-CD20 antibody and a proteasome inhibitor.08-18-2011
20110200596MONOVALENT ANTIBODY FRAGMENTS USEFUL AS THERAPEUTICS - The invention provides methods and compositions comprising a novel stabilized monovalent antibody fragment.08-18-2011
20090202534COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR MODULATING IMMUNE RESPONSES - Disclosed is a newly identified CD28 family member that functions as lymphocyte inhibitory receptor termed pG6b, which is expressed on T cells. Methods and compositions for modulating pG6b-mediated negative signaling and interfering with the interaction of its counter-receptor for therapeutic, diagnostic, and research purposes are also disclosed.08-13-2009
20090202527TREATMENT FOR MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS - Methods of treating multiple sclerosis and other disorders are disclosed.08-13-2009
20090162353Compositions for the Prevention and Treatment of Smallpox - The present invention relates to improved compositions for the prevention and treatment of smallpox, and in particular to the use of compositions containing an antibody that binds to an epitope found on the MV form of the smallpox virus and an antibody that binds to an epitope found on the EV form of the smallpox virus. The invention relates to such compositions, especially to non-blood derived antibody compositions, such as chimeric or humanized antibodies, and to methods for their use in imparting passive immunity against smallpox infection to individuals at risk of smallpox virus infection or who exhibit smallpox.06-25-2009
20100098693COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR BLOOD-BRAIN BARRIER DELIVERY OF ORGANOPHOSPHATASES - Provided herein are compositions and related methods for delivering an organophosphatase to the CNS. The methods include systemic administration of a bifunctional fusion antibody comprising an antibody to a receptor expressed on the surface of the blood-brain barrier (BBB receptor) and an organophosphatase. In some embodiments, the compositions described herein are used to treat a subject suffering from or at high risk of exposure to an organophosphate (e.g., a nerve gas).04-22-2010
20090274693Method of Treating Cancer using a cMet and AXL Inhibitor and an ErbB Inhibitor - The present invention relates to a method of treating cancer in a patient comprising administering to the patient therapeutically effective amounts of:11-05-2009
20090142339Humanized Anti-CCR2 Antibodies and Methods of Use Therefor - The present invention relates to a humanized antibody or functional fragment thereof which binds to a mammalian (e.g., human) CC-chemokine receptor 2 (CCR2) or a portion of the receptor and blocks binding of a ligand to the receptor. The invention further relates to a method of inhibiting the interaction of a cell bearing mammalian CCR2 with a ligand thereof, and to use of the antibodies and fragments in therapeutic, prophylactic and diagnostic methods.06-04-2009
20110171216MONOCLONAL ANTIBODIES SPECIFIC FOR PANCREATIC NEOPLASIA CELLS - Isolated monoclonal antibodies are disclosed herein that specifically bind a cell surface antigen expressed on the human pancreatic cancer cells or precancerous pancreatic cancer cells. Humanized forms of these antibodies, functional fragments of these antibodies, and hybridomas producing these antibodies are also disclosed. The antibodies can be conjugated to an effector molecule, such as a detectable marker, a therapeutic agent, or a toxin. The antibodies can be used for in vitro or in vivo pancreatic cancer diagnosis or disease monitoring via detection of pancreatic cancer cells or the pancreatic cancer cell surface antigen. Methods of treating a pancreatic cancer by administration of the antibodies are also disclosed.07-14-2011
20110171210HUMANIZED MONOCLONAL ANTIBODIES AND METHODS OF USE - The present invention comprises a humanized monoclonal antibody that binds to the chemokine receptor CCR4. This antibody is derived from Mab 1567 and recognizes the same epitope. Binding of the invented antibody to CCR4 inhibits ligand-mediated activities and is used to treat symptoms of cancer. Moreover, the antibody is used in combination with vaccines to suppress the activity of regulatory T cells.07-14-2011
20110268731METHODS OF TREATING AUTOIMMUNE DISORDERS AND/OR INFLAMMATORY DISORDERS - The present invention relates to dendrimer compositions configured for treating inflammatory disorders and autoimmune disorders, and related methods of synthesis. Specifically, the present invention relates to methods for treating rheumatoid arthritis with PAMAM dendrimers having functional ligands configured for treating rheumatoid arthritis (e.g., therapeutic agents, pro-drugs, targeting agents, trigger agents, imaging agents) (e.g., methotrexate).11-03-2011
20090123463Methods and compositions for inducing apoptosis - The C-terminal domain of focal adhesion kinase (FAK-CD) was isolated using a Baculoviral system. Using phage display techniques, a phage encoding a 12 amino-acid peptide (peptide 35) and AV3 that binds to FAK-CD were identified. The peptides were also conjugated to TAT-FITC to produce a fluorescently labeled chimeric molecule capable of penetrating cell membranes. Contacting various breast cancer cell lines with these molecule caused detachment, rounding, apoptosis and cell death. These effects were not observed in normal (non-cancerous) breast cells.05-14-2009
20090291077Antagonists 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 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.11-26-2009
20080206242METHOD OF TREATMENT OF TH2-MEDIATED CONDITIONS USING OPTIMIZED ANTI-CD30 ANTIBODIES - A method of treating Th2-mediated conditions, e.g., atopic conditions, e.g., atopic asthma and/or atopic dermatitis, using effective amount of an antibody that targets CD30, where the antibody has at least one modification relative to a parent antibody and the antibody binds with altered affinity to an FcγR or alters effector function as compared to the parent antibody.08-28-2008
20110171217STABLE LIQUID ANTIBODY FORMULATION - The present invention relates generally to the field of pharmaceutical formulations of antibodies. Specifically, the present invention relates to a stable liquid antibody formulation and its pharmaceutical preparation and use. This invention is exemplified by a liquid formulation of a humanised anti-NGF antibody.07-14-2011
20110171212METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR PREVENTING RADIATION-INDUCED PNEUMONITIS - Disclosed are methods of minimizing the risk for a patient of developing pneumonitis during radiotherapy for a thorax-associated neoplasm and compositions for use in such methods. A preferred composition comprises a CD95/CD95L inhibitor. Further disclosed is a method of increasing the radiation dose administered to a patient during radiotherapy for a thorax-associated neoplasm.07-14-2011
20130216527NOVEL ANTI-CMET ANTIBODY - The present invention relates to a novel divalent antibody capable of binding specifically to the human c-Met receptor and/or capable of specifically inhibiting the tyrosine kinase activity of said receptor, preferably both in a ligand-dependent and in a ligand-independent manner as well as the amino acid and nucleic acid sequences coding for said antibody. More preferably said antibody comprises a modified hinge region and exhibits an improved antagonistic activity. More particularly, the antibody according to the invention is capable of inhibiting the c-Met dimerization. The invention likewise comprises the use of said antibody as a medicament for the prophylactic and/or therapeutic treatment of cancers, preferably for cancer characterized by a ligand-independent activation of c-Met, or any pathology connected with the over expression of said receptor as well as in processes or kits for diagnosis of illnesses connected with the over-expression of c-Met. The invention finally comprises products and/or compositions comprising such an antibody in combination with other antibodies and/or chemical compounds directed against other growth factors involved in tumor progression or metastasis and/or compounds and/or anti-cancer agents or agents conjugated with toxins and their use for the prevention and/or the treatment of certain cancers.08-22-2013
20130216529HUMANEERED ANTI-FACTOR B ANTIBODY - This invention relates to humaneered anti-factor B antibodies and antigen-binding fragments thereof with reduced immunogenicity. The humaneered anti-factor B antibodies and antigen-binding fragments thereof are derived from murine monoclonal antibody 1379, which binds factor B in the third short consensus repeat (“SCR”) domain and selectively inhibits activation of the alternative complement pathway by preventing formation of the C3bBb complex. The invention also relates to methods of treating diseases or disorders in which activation of the alternative complement pathway plays a role, and methods of selectively inhibiting activation of the alternative complement pathway in an individual in need thereof.08-22-2013
20130216536INHIBITORS OF EXTRACELLULAR HSP90 - The present invention describes inhibitors of extracellular Hsp90. The inhibition of extracellular Hsp90 leads to a reduction of the invasiveness of the tumor cells. Furthermore, the invention relates to the use of molecules inhibiting extracellular Hsp90 function for the manufacture of a medicament for the treatment or prevention of invasion and/or metastatic potential of cancer cells.08-22-2013
20090274689Co-Administration of a Thrombolytic and an Anti-CD18 Antibody in Stroke - A method for improving clinical outcome in focal ischemic stroke in a mammal by increasing cerebral blood flow and/or reducing infarct size is described which involves administering an effective amount of an anti-CD18 antibody to the mammal, in the absence of removal of the arterial obstruction.11-05-2009
20100143347TARGETING NCCA-ATP CHANNEL FOR ORGAN PROTECTION FOLLOWING ISCHEMIC EPISODE - The present invention concerns protection of an organ or tissue following an ischemic episode In particular aspects, the invention concerns organ preservation for transplantation, angina pectoris, kidney reperfusion injury, and so forth In specific embodiments, the organ is subjected to an inhibitor of an NCCa-ATP channel that is regulated by SUR1 Exemplary inhibitors include sulfonylurea compounds, such as glibenclamide, for example06-10-2010
20090104192Monoclonal Antibodies to Hepatocyte Growth Factor - The present invention is directed toward a neutralizing monoclonal antibody to hepatocyte growth factor, a pharmaceutical composition comprising same, and methods of treatment comprising administering such a pharmaceutical composition to a patient.04-23-2009
20090104190HUMANIZED ANTI-CD4 ANTIBODY WITH IMMUNOSUPPRESSIVE PROPERTIES - A humanized antibody derived from mouse monoclonal anti-CD4 antibody B-F5 is able to activate CD25+CD4+ regulatory T cells and is useful for preparing immunosuppressive compositions.04-23-2009
20090104191Prevention of tumors with monoclonal antibodies against neu - Methods of preventing the transformation of a normal cell into a tumor cell that has p185 on its surface are disclosed. The methods comprise administering an antibody which specifically binds to p185. Methods of preventing the transformation of a normal cell into a tumor cell that has p185 on its surface in an individual at high risk of developing tumors are disclosed.04-23-2009
20090104189NEUTROKINE-ALPHA AND NEUTROKINE-ALPHA SPLICE VARIANT - The present invention relates to nucleic acid molecules encoding Neutrokine-alpha and/or Neutrokine-alphaSV polypeptides, including soluble forms of the extracellular domain. Neutrokine-alpha and/or Neutrokine-alphaSV polypeptides are also provided as are vectors, host cells and recombinant methods for producing the same. The invention further relates to antibodies or portions thereof that specifically bind Neutrokine-alpha and/or Neutrokine-alphaSV and diagnostic and therapeutic methods using these antibodies. Also provided are diagnostic methods for detecting immune system-related disorders and therapeutic methods for treating immune system-related disorders using the compositions of the invention.04-23-2009
20090104188ANTI-HEPATITIS C VIRUS ANTIBODY AND USES THEREOF - Described are novel antibodies specifically recognizing conformation dependent epitopes of HCV glycoprotein E2 and that are capable of neutralizing the binding of E2 protein onto susceptible cells. Furthermore, antigens and epitopes recognized by the above-described antibodies as well as polynucleotides encoding said antibodies are provided. Also provided are to vectors comprising said polynucleotides as well as host cells transformed therewith and their use in the production of said antibodies. In addition, pharmaceutical and diagnostic compositions are provided comprising any of the aforedescribed antibodies, antigens, epitopes, polynucleotides, vectors or cells. Further described is the use of the aforementioned antibodies, antigens, polynucleotides and vectors in adoptive immunotherapy, preferably for the treatment or prevention of HCV infection during liver transplantation.04-23-2009
20090104186Melanoma-associated MHC class I associated oligopeptides and the uses thereof - The present invention relates to certain melanoma-associated oligopeptides that are recognized by CD8-positive cytotoxic T-lymphocytes (CTLs) as peptide antigen and which elicit a CTL-induced lysis and/or apoptosis of tumor cells. The present invention also relates to the use of these melanoma-associated oligopeptides in cancer therapy.04-23-2009
20090104185Methods and Compositions for Mycoplasma Toxins - The present invention provides 04-23-2009
20090285812ANTI-PSGL-1 ANTIBODIES AND METHODS OF IDENTIFICATION AND USE - The present invention is directed to antibodies and binding fragments thereof, which bind with high affinity and specificity to human P-selectin glycoprotein ligand 1 (PSGL-1) and which block both selectin and chemokine binding to PSGL-1 expressed on leukocytes, lymphocytes and endothelial cells and thus which inhibit migration and/or rolling of these cells and to methods for screening for such antibodies and binding fragments thereof and to methods of therapeutic use thereof.11-19-2009
20090285810HUMANIZED ANTI-TGF-BETA ANTIBODIES - Humanized anti-TGF-beta antibodies are provided, as well as methods for their preparation and use, including methods for treating TGF-beta disorders, for example, cancer. Also provided are articles of manufacture designed for various uses that contain the humanized antibodies.11-19-2009
20090285808ANTI-CD19 ANTIBODIES AND USES IN ONCOLOGY - The invention relates to immunotherapeutic compositions and methods for the treatment of B cell diseases and disorders in human subjects, such as, but not limited to, B cell malignancies, using therapeutic antibodies that bind to the human CD19 antigen and that preferably mediate human ADCC. The present invention relates to pharmaceutical compositions comprising human or humanized anti-CD19 antibodies of the IgG1 or IgG3 human isotype. The present invention relates to pharmaceutical compositions comprising human or humanized anti-CD19 antibodies of the IgG2 or IgG4 human isotype that preferably mediate human ADCC. The present invention also relates to pharmaceutical compositions comprising chimerized anti-CD19 antibodies of the IgG1, IgG2, IgG3, or IgG4 isotype that mediate human ADCC. In preferred embodiments, the present invention relates to pharmaceutical compositions comprising monoclonal human, humanized, or chimeric anti-CD19 antibodies.11-19-2009
20090285813ANTIBODIES AND METHODS FOR MAKING AND USING THEM - The invention provides antibodies, including chimeric human antibodies, recombinant antibodies, synthetic anti-bodies, and the nucleic acids encoding them, and methods for making and using these immunoglobulins. The invention provides recombinant and synthetic polypeptide and nucleic acid embodiments of these polypeptides and/or antibodies. The invention also provides polypeptides comprising, or consisting of, consensus human framework regions, or “Independently Consensused Frameworks (ICFs)”, nucleic acids encoding them, and libraries and kits comprising these ICFs and/or antibodies of the invention, individually and in combinatorial libraries and combinations.11-19-2009
20090285814CD 40 Binding Molecules and CTL Pepetides for Treating Tumors - Disclosed is a method and composition for treating tumors or infectious diseases, wherein the composition includes CD40 binding molecules together with CTL-activating peptides, e.g., tumor antigens. Such composition is useful for enhancing the anti-tumor effect of a peptide tumor vaccine, or for otherwise activating CTLs so that the activated CTLs can act against tumorous or infected cells. The CD40 binding molecules can include antibody molecules, as well as homologues, analogues and modified or derived forms thereof, including immunoglobulin fragments like Fab, F(ab′)11-19-2009
20090285811ANTI-INFLAMMATORY AND IMMUNOSUPPRESSIVE GLUCOCORTICOID STEROIDS - The present invention relates to new glucocorticoid steroid modulators of glucocorticoid receptor, pharmaceutical compositions thereof, and methods of use thereof.11-19-2009
20090285809PREVENTION AND TREATMENT OF AMYLOIDOGENIC DISEASES - Disclosed are pharmaceutical compositions and methods for preventing or treating a number of amyloid diseases, including Alzheimer's disease, prion diseases, familial amyloid neuropathies and the like. The pharmaceutical compositions include immunologically reactive amounts of amyloid fibril components, particularly fibril-forming peptides or proteins. Also disclosed are therapeutic compositions and methods which use immune reagents that react with such fibril components.11-19-2009
20090285806Methods and compositions for improving recombinant protein production - Nucleic acid molecules modified to enhance recombinant protein expression, e.g., that of Aβ peptide binding antibodies, and/or to reduce or eliminate mis-spliced and/or intron read-through (IRT) by-products are disclosed. The invention also provides methods for producing Aβ peptide binding antibodies devoid of mis-spliced and/or intron read-through by-products by expression of such nucleic acid molecules under cell culture conditions suitable for recombinant Aβ peptide binding antibody expression.11-19-2009
20090285805Binding molecules - The present invention relates to the manufacture of a diverse repertoire of functional heavy chain-only antibodies that undergo affinity maturation, and uses thereof. The invention also relates to the manufacture and use of a diverse repertoire of class-specific heavy chain-only antibodies and to the manufacture and use of multivalent polypeptide complexes with antibody heavy chain functionality, preferably antibody heavy chain binding functionality, constant region effector activity and, optionally, additional effector functions. The present invention also relates to a method of generation of fully functional heavy chain-only antibodies in transgenic mice in response to antigen challenge. In particular, the present invention relates to a method for the generation of human antigen-specific, high affinity, heavy chain-only antibodies of any class, or mixture of classes and the isolation and expression of fully functional VH antigen-binding domains.11-19-2009
20090291076STABILIZED ANTIBODY-CONTAINING FORMULATIONS - The present invention relates to antibody-containing lyophilized formulations free from reducing sugars, non-reducing sugars, sugar alcohols or polysaccharides as excipients and including one or more amino acid selected from the group consisting of arginine, histidine, lysine, serine, proline, glycine, alanine and threonine or a salt thereof.11-26-2009
20100278822STABLE HIGH PROTEIN CONCENTRATION FORMULATIONS OF HUMAN ANTI-TNF-ALPHA-ANTIBODIES - The invention provides a liquid pharmaceutical formulation which does not include NaCl and comprises more than 20 mg of a polyol and at least about 100 mg/mL of a human anti-TNF-alpha antibody, or antigen-binding portion thereof. The invention provides a high concentration antibody formulation having long-term stability and advantageous characteristics for subcutaneous administration.11-04-2010
20100278823TREATMENT OF TYPE 1 DIABETES BEFORE AND AFTER EXPRESSION OF PREDISPOSITION MARKERS - The present invention relates generally to the use of compounds, compositions, combinations, kits, and methods for the effective endocytic presentation of immunosuppressive factors for the down regulation of diabetogenic T cells for the treatment of type 1 diabetes.11-04-2010
20100278813Methods of treating and preventing RSV, hMPV, and PIV using anti-RSV, anti-hMPV, and anti-PIV antibodies - The present invention relates to methods for broad spectrum prevention and treatment of viral respiratory infection. In particular, the present invention relates to methods for preventing, treating or ameliorating symptoms associated with respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), parainfluenza virus (PIV), and/or human metapneumovirus (hMPV) infection, the methods comprising administering to a subject an effective amount of one or more anti-RSV-antigen antibodies or antigen-binding fragments thereof, one or more anti-hMPV-antigen antibodies or antigen-binding fragments thereof, and/or one or more anti-PIV-antigen antibodies or antigen-binding fragments thereof. In certain embodiments, a certain serum titer of the anti-RSV-antigen antibodies, anti-PIV-antigen antibodies, and/or anti-hMPV-antigen antibodies or antigen-binding fragments thereof is achieved in said subject. In certain specific embodiments, the subject is human and, preferably, the anti-RSV-antigen antibody, anti-PIV-antigen antibody, and/or anti-hMPV-antigen antibodies are human or humanized. The present invention relates further to compositions comprising the anti-RSV-antigen is antibodies, anti-PIV-antigen antibodies, and/or anti-hMPV-antigen antibodies or antigen-binding fragments thereof. The present invention also relates to detectable or diagnostic compositions comprising the one or more anti-RSV-antigen antibodies, anti-PIV-antigen antibodies, and/or anti-hMPV-antigen antibodies or antigen-binding fragments thereof and methods for detecting or diagnosing RSV, PIV and/or hMPV infection utilizing the compositions.11-04-2010
20110171213METHODS FOR TREATING PANCREATIC CANCER - The present disclosure is directed to methods of treating pancreatic cancer in subject using cancer with antibodies that specifically bind to progastrin.07-14-2011
20110171209Potentiation of Autoimmune and Inflammatory Disease Treatments by Immune Regulatory Oligonucleotide (IRO) Antagonists of TLR7 and TLR9 - The invention provides the use of immune regulatory oligonucleotides (IRO) as antagonist of TLRs and potentiators of anti-inflammatory agents that inhibit TNF for the prevention and treatment of inflammatory and autoimmune diseases.07-14-2011
20090291079TRIAZINE COMPOUNDS AS PI3 KINASE AND MTOR INHIBITORS - Compounds of formula I11-26-2009
20090297517METHODS FOR TREATING IL-18 MEDIATED DISORDERS - The invention pertains to methods for treating medical disorders characterized by elevated levels or abnormal expression of IL-18 by administering an IL-18 antagonist, such as soluble IL-18 receptor, a soluble IL-18 binding protein and/or an antibody.12-03-2009
20110200591PRODUCTS AND METHODS TO PREVENT INFECTIONS - The present invention relates to products and methods for preventing, ameliorating and/or treating infections and other diseases. In one aspect, the products of the present invention relates to compositions comprising germ free colostrum. In another aspect, the products of the present invention relates to compositions comprising synthetically multimerised immunoglobulins. In a third aspect, the products of the present invention relates to compositions comprising germ free colostrum enriched with synthetically multimerised immunoglobulins. The invention also relates to use of said compositions as a pharmaceutical e.g. for prophylactic or ameliorating treatment of infections and other diseases. In addition the invention comprises methods for production of said compositions.08-18-2011
20090297513ANTIBODIES TO IL-6 AND USE THEREOF - The present invention is directed to antibodies and fragments thereof and humanized versions thereof having binding specificity for IL-6. Another embodiment of this invention relates to the antibodies described herein, and binding fragments thereof, comprising the sequences of the V12-03-2009
20090087431METHODS OF TREATING BONE DISORDERS WITH MODULATORS OF AXL - The invention provides methods for treating or preventing bone and cartilage disorders comprising administering to a mammal an inhibitor of Axl gene expression or an inhibitor of Axl protein activity.04-02-2009
20100129358METHOD OF DETECTING OCULAR DISEASES AND PATHOLOGIC CONDITIONS AND TREATMENT OF SAME - Ocular diseases affecting the macula or the vasculature of the eye affect a wide variety of individuals. In particular, Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the most common cause of irreversible vision loss in the developed world and has a significant genetic predisposition. Methods of analyzing one or more mutations in the HtrA1 gene in order to identify individuals with a presusceptability to development of an ocular disease and a pathologic condition of the eye and diagnose those currently suffering from an ocular disease or a pathologic condition of the eye are provided. The methods of the present invention may further include analysis of the CFH gene in order to identify individuals with a presusceptability to development of an ocular disease and a pathologic condition of the eye and diagnose those currently suffering from an ocular disease or a pathologic condition of the eye. Compositions and methods for treating ocular disease and pathologic conditions of the eye are also provided.05-27-2010
20100129363METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS USING PDE4 INHIBITORS FOR THE TREATMENT AND MANAGEMENT OF CANCERS - Methods of treating, preventing and/or managing hematological cancers are disclosed. Specific methods encompass the administration of a PDE4 inhibitor alone or in combination with a second active agent. The invention further relates to methods of treating leukemias and lymphomas which comprise the administration of a PDE4 inhibitor. Pharmaceutical compositions, single unit dosage forms, and kits suitable for use in methods of the invention are also disclosed.05-27-2010
20120294853CD19 Binding Agents and Uses Thereof - This invention, inter alia, relates to CD19 binding agents and methods of using such CD19 binding agents for treating disease.11-22-2012
20110200597SIGNAL PATHWAY ALTERATIONS AND DRUG TARGET ELEVATIONS IN PRIMARY METACHRONOUS METASTATIC COLORECTAL CANCER COMPARED TO NON-METASTATIC DISEASE - The present invention relates to the identification and diagnostic use of biomarkers in primary colorectal cancer tumors whose activation level are predictive of the likelihood of the onset of metastatic disease. These biomarkers may be used to determine the suitability of a patient for aggressive and/or targeted treatments. Kits and compositions of the invention are also provided.08-18-2011
20110200592Methods For Reducing Viral Load in HIV-1 Infected Patients - This method provides a method for reducing HIV-1 viral load in an HIV-1-infected human subject which comprises administering to the subject at a predefined interval effective HIV-1 viral load-reducing doses of (a) a humanized antibody designated PRO 140, or of (b) an anti-CCR5 receptor monoclonal antibody. This invention also provides a method for inhibiting in a human subject the onset or progression of an HIV-1-associated disorder, the inhibition of which is effected by inhibiting fusion of HIV-1 to CCR508-18-2011
20110200595TREATMENT WITH A HUMANIZED IgG CLASS ANTI EGFR ANTIBODY AND AN ANTIBODY AGAINST INSULIN LIKE GROWTH FACTOR 1 RECEPTOR - The present invention provides a humanized IgG-class anti-EGFR antibody and an anti-IGF-1R antibody for combined use in treating cancer, with or without additional agents or treatments, such as other anti-cancer drugs or radiation therapy. The invention also encompasses a pharmaceutical composition that is comprised of a combination of a humanized IgG-class anti-EGFR antibody and an anti-IGF-1R antibody in a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier.08-18-2011
20110200594FUNCTIONALIZED POLYPEPTIDES - The invention provides functionalized polypeptides, especially therapeutic polypeptides (e.g., scFv), comprising a linker sequence that can be rapidly and specifically functionalized by the addition of one or functional moieties (e.g., PEG) or binding specificities (e.g., an amino acid sequence with a particular binding specificity). Such functionalized polypeptides are advantageous in that they have improved pharmacokinetic properties (e.g., improved in vivo half-life, tissue penetration and tissue residency time) over non-functionalized polypeptides. Methods for the rapid and reproducible generation of functionalized polypeptides are also provided.08-18-2011
20110200593Combination Therapy for the Treatment of Ocular Neovascular Disorders - The invention features methods for treating a patient diagnosed with, or at risk of developing, a neovascular disorder by administering a PDGF antagonist and a VEGF antagonist to the patient. The invention also features a pharmaceutical composition containing a PDGF antagonist and a VEGF antagonist for the treatment or prevention of a neovascular disorder.08-18-2011
20100111947PHARMACEUTICAL COMPOSITION COMPRISING ANTIBODY COMPOSITION WHICH SPECIFICALLY BINDS TO GANGLIOSIDE GM2 - The present invention provides a pharmaceutical composition which is effective for treating multiple myeloma. The present invention relates to a pharmaceutical composition comprising a combination of an antibody composition which specifically binds to ganglioside GM2 or an antibody fragment thereof and at least one agent.05-06-2010
20100285007DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS OF B-CELL CHRONIC LYMPHOCYTIC LEUKEMIA - Provided are methods of diagnosing in a subject a type of B-cell chronic lymphocytic leukemia (B-CLL). Also provided are antibodies, including monoclonal antibodies, that specifically bind FCRL2, FCRL3 or FCRL5 and methods of treating B-CLL using the antibodies.11-11-2010
20080213267Cytotoxicity mediation of cells evidencing surface expression of TROP-2 - This invention relates to the staging, diagnosis and treatment of cancerous diseases (both primary tumors and tumor metastases), particularly to the mediation of cytotoxicity of tumor cells; and most particularly to the use of cancerous disease modifying antibodies (CDMAB), optionally in combination with one or more CDMAB/chemotherapeutic agents, as a means for initiating the cytotoxic response. The invention further relates to binding assays, which utilize the CDMAB of the instant invention. The anti-cancer antibodies can be conjugated to toxins, enzymes, radioactive compounds, cytokines, interferons, target or reporter moieties and hematogenous cells.09-04-2008
20080213260USE OF CD23 ANTAGONISTS FOR THE TREATMENT OF NEOPLASTIC DISORDERS - Methods and kits for the treatment of neoplastic disorders comprising the use of a CD23 antagonist are provided. The CD23 antagonist may be used alone or in combination with chemotherapeutic agents. In particularly preferred embodiments the CD23 antagonists may be used to treat B cell chronic lymphocytic leukemia (B-CLL).09-04-2008
20080213266Method for Treating CCR4-Related Diseases - The present invention provides an antibody composition comprising an antibody molecule which specifically binds to human CC chemokine receptor 4 (CCR4) and has complex type N-glycoside-linked sugar chains in the Fc region, wherein the complex type N-glycoside-linked sugar chains have a structure in which fucose is not bound to N-acetylglucosamine in the reducing end in the sugar chains; a transformant which produces the antibody composition; a process for producing the antibody composition; and a pharmaceutical composition comprising the antibody composition.09-04-2008
20080213262Inhibition of Islet Amyloid Polypeptide (Iapp) Aggregation for the Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes - The present invention relates to the targeting and clearance of soluable unprocessed Islet Amyloid Polypeptide (hIAPP) in order to prevent the nucleation of hIAPP amyloidogenesis and to interfere with pancreatic cell death which is associated with the aggregation of hIAPP. Agents and methods for reducing hIAPP aggregation are provided herein and may be useful in the treatment of type 2 diabetes.09-04-2008
20080213261Transdiscal administration of specific inhibitors of pro-inflammatory cytokines - The present invention relates to injecting a high specificity cytokine antagonist into a diseased intervertebral disc.09-04-2008
20110268733ANTI-Siglec-15 ANTIBODY - Provided is a pharmaceutical composition for treating and/or preventing abnormal bone metabolism targeting a protein encoded by a gene strongly expressed in osteoclasts. Specifically provided is a pharmaceutical composition containing an antibody which specifically recognizes human Siglec-15 and has an activity of inhibiting osteoclast formation, and the like.11-03-2011
20120294851Cancer Therapies and Pharmaceutical Compositions Used Therein - The invention relates to compositions and methods to inhibit gene expression. In particular, the invention provides co-therapies comprising oligonucleotides plus other therapies to treat cancer.11-22-2012
20100278815Humanized Monoclonal Antibodies to Hepatocyte Growth Factor - The present invention is directed toward a humanized neutralizing monoclonal antibody to hepatocyte growth factor, a pharmaceutical composition comprising same, and methods of treatment comprising administering such a pharmaceutical composition to a patient.11-04-2010
20120269801METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR THE TREATMENT OF PROLIFERATIVE AND PATHOGENIC DISEASES - The invention features proteins including an antibody, or functional derivatives thereof, that bind hCD59 and have the activity of domain 4 of the 10-25-2012
20120269800Anti-neoplastic compositions comprising extracts of black cohosh - A method for treating, preventing or ameliorating breast cancer is provided by administering a synergistic amount of digitoxin and either actein or an extract of black cohosh comprising triterpene glycosides, and optionally another chemopreventive agent which may be paclitaxel. Methods for treating or preventing a neoplasia using a synergistic combination, and compositions of a synergistic combination of a cardiac glycoside and either actein or an extract of black cohosh comprising triterpene glycosides, and optionally another chemopreventive agent which may be a taxane are also provided. The compositions may also be used in a method for modulating Na10-25-2012
20080213264COMPOUNDS AND METHODS FOR TREATMENT AND DIAGNOSIS OF CHLAMYDIAL INFECTION - Compounds and methods for the diagnosis and treatment of Chlamydial infection are disclosed. The compounds provided include polypeptides that contain at least one antigenic portion of a 09-04-2008
20100135995METHODS OF MODULATING ANGIOGENESIS - The present inventors discovered that PKCε is necessary for VEGF signaling through PI3K/Akt-dependent pathways and is involved in MAPK-dependent pathways, thus regulating eNOS activity and DNA synthesis, respectively. Thus differential manipulation of PKCε activity can be used to modify VEGF effects in conditions in which modulation of angiogenesis is desirable (e.g., for treatment of diabetic proliferative retinopathy or to enhance angiogenesis for treatment of peripheral and myocardial ischemia).06-03-2010
20100278816B7-DC BINDING ANTIBODY - An antibody capable of potentiating immune responses and modifying existing states of immune responsiveness is described, as is the sequence of the antibody. Also described are compositions containing the antibody, as well as methods for using the antibody and the compositions to enhance immune responses, to enhance DC function, to modify an existing state of immune responsiveness, to immunize individuals, or to treat or inhibit conditions such as allergic asthma.11-04-2010
20100291071Antibody Specific Binding to A-Beta Oligomer and the Use - The present inventors successfully produced monoclonal antibodies that are specific to only soluble Aβ oligomers, but do not recognize soluble Aβ monomers, which are physiological molecules. It was demonstrated that the antibodies are useful as diagnostic/therapeutic monoclonal antibodies for Alzheimer's disease.11-18-2010
20100143343METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR THE TREATMENT OF ANTIBODY MEDIATED NEUROPATHIES - The use of a therapeutic capable of inhibiting complement, e.g., an anti-C5 antibody, to treat antibody mediated neuropathies is disclosed.06-10-2010
20100143342BISPECIFIC MOLECULE BINDING TLR9 AND CD32 AND COMPRISING A T CELL EPITOPE FOR TREATMENT OF ALLERGIES - A molecule or molecule complex capable of binding to TLR9 and to CD32 comprising at least one epitope of at least one antigen, its production and its use a medicament, especially for the treatment of allergies.06-10-2010
20090004181Method for Modulating Appetite - The present invention provides a method of modulating appetite and/or body weight in a subject, said method comprising administering to said subject an effective amount of a MIC-1 modulating agent, wherein said agent increases or decreases the amount of MIC-1 present in said subject, or inhibits or enhances the biological activity of present in said subject.01-01-2009
20090169546HIGH AFFINITY ANTIBODIES AGAINST HMGB1 AND METHODS OF USE THEREOF - 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, for example, high affinity antibodies that specifically bind HMG1 and antigenic fragments thereof. The high affinity antibodies of the present invention and pharmaceutical compositions comprising the same are useful for many purposes, for example, as therapeutics against a wide range of inflammatory diseases and disorders such as sepsis, rheumatoid arthritis, peritonitis, Crohn s disease, reperfusion injury, septicemia, endotoxic shock, cystic fibrosis, endocarditis, psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis, arthritis, anaphylactic shock, organ ischemia, reperfusion injury, and allograft rejection. In addition, the high affinity antibodies of the present inventions are useful as diagnostic antibodies.07-02-2009
20090169550THERAPY OF RITUXIMAB-REFRACTORY RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS PATIENTS - A method is disclosed of treating a rituximab-refractory rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patient comprising administering an anti-CD20 antibody other than rituximab to the patient in an amount effective to treat the RA.07-02-2009
20090169547MONOCLONAL ANTIBODIES AGAINST CLAUDIN-18 FOR TREATMENT OF CANCER - The present invention provides antibodies useful as therapeutics for treating and/or preventing diseases associated with cells expressing CLD18, including tumor-related diseases such as gastric cancer, esophageal cancer, pancreatic cancer, lung cancer, ovarian cancer, colon cancer, hepatic cancer, head-neck cancer, and cancer of the gallbladder.07-02-2009
20080241135Methods for reducing viral load in HIV-1-infected patients - This method provides a method for reducing HIV-1 viral load in an HIV-1-infected human subject which comprises administering to the subject at a predefined interval effective HIV-1 viral load-reducing doses of (a) a humanized antibody designated PRO 140, or of (b) an anti-CCR5 receptor monoclonal antibody. This invention also provides a method for inhibiting in a human subject the onset or progression of an HIV-1-associated disorder, the inhibition of which is effected by inhibiting fusion of HIV-1 to CCR510-02-2008
20080241136Humanized Anti-CCR2 Antibodies and Methods of Use Therefor - The present invention relates to a humanized antibody or functional fragment thereof which binds to a mammalian (e.g., human) CC-chemokine receptor 2 (CCR2) or a portion of the receptor and blocks binding of a ligand to the receptor. The invention further relates to a method of inhibiting the interaction of a cell bearing mammalian CCR2 with a ligand thereof, and to use of the antibodies and fragments in therapeutic, prophylactic and diagnostic methods.10-02-2008
20090297512COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR MODULATING VASCULAR DEVELOPMENT - The present invention provides methods of using EGFL7 antagonist to modulate vascular development. Also provided herein are methods of screening for modulators of EGFL7 activity. Furthermore, methods of treatment using EGFL7 antagonists are provided.12-03-2009
20090297510INHIBITION OF CALPAIN REDUCES ALLERGIC INFLAMMATION - The present invention provides for the use of a calpain inhibitor for the treatment of allergy diseases, inflammatory diseases and autoimmune diseases. In particular, it has been found that inhibition of calpain within mast cells decreases the release of chemical mediators into the surrounding environment, resulting in a decreased local inflammatory response. The present invention also provides for a method of decreasing IgE-dependent mast cell degranulation, mast cell mediator release and cytokine production in mast cells, comprising the step of administering to the mast cells an effective amount of a calpain inhibitor.12-03-2009
20110206667POLYMORPHISM IN THE APO(A) GENE PREDICT RESPONSIVENESS TO ACETYLSALICYLIC ACID TREATMENT - This invention relates to nucleotide polymorphisms in the human Apo(a) gene and to the use of Apo(a) nucleotide polymorphisms in identifying whether a human subject will respond or not to treatment with acetylsalicylic acid.08-25-2011
20110200599SUSTAINED DRUG DELIVERY SYSTEM - A drug composition comprising a charged moiety coupled to a therapeutic compound is disclosed. The charged moiety is configured to interact with at least one type of component of opposite charge in a biological tissue to create an in situ depot for prolonged drug delivery. The biological tissue may be eye tissue or any tissue containing charged components. Further, a method of treating the human body is disclosed. The method is for introducing into a human body a drug composition comprising a charged moiety coupled to a therapeutic compound. Introduction may be through injection. A method of manufacturing a drug composition comprising a charged moiety coupled to a therapeutic compound is also disclosed.08-18-2011
20110206665TARGETING PAX2 FOR THE TREATMENT OF BREAST CANCER - The present application provides methods of prevention and/or treatment of breast cancer in a subject by inhibiting expression of PAX2. In the cancer treatment methods disclosed, the method of inhibiting expression of PAX2 can be by administration of a nucleic acid encoding an siRNA for PAX2. A method of treating cancer in a subject by administering DEFB1 is also provided. Similarly, provided is a method of treating cancer in a subject by increasing expression of DEFB1 in the subject.08-25-2011
20110206658COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR THE TREATMENT OF TUMOR OF HEMATOPOIETIC ORIGIN - The present invention is directed to compositions of matter useful for the treatment of hematopoietic tumor in mammals and to methods of using those compositions of matter for the same.08-25-2011
20090297509Treatment of human tumors with radiation and inhibitors of growth factor receptor tyrosine kinases - A method to inhibit the growth of tumors in human patients, comprising treating the human patients with an effective amount of a combination of radiation and a non-radiolabeled protein receptor tyrosine kinase inhibitor, the overexpression of which can lead to tumorigenesis.12-03-2009
20090297507ADAM10 in Cancer Diagnosis, Detection and Treatment - This invention is in the field of cancer-related genes. Specifically it relates to methods for detecting cancer or the likelihood of developing cancer based on the presence or absence of the ADAM10 gene or proteins encoded by this gene. The invention also provides methods and molecules for upregulating or downregulating the ADAM10 gene.12-03-2009
20080233117REDUCING TUMOR GROWTH - This document provides methods and materials for reducing tumor growth in a mammal. For example, methods and materials for using PLVAP inhibitors to reduce tumor growth in a mammal (e.g., a human) are provided.09-25-2008
20110206659METHODS AND TREATMENT FOR ALLERGIES AND INFLAMMATION ASSOCIATED WITH GASTROINTESTINAL DISEASES - Methods of the prophylaxis of the development of allergy in a patient at risk of sensitization to an antigen(s) or allergen(s) due to impaired gastrointestinal functions include administering a mast cell inhibitor, e.g., ketotifen, e.g., ketotifen fumarate. Methods for prophylactically treating, reducing, delaying or controlling gastrointestinal disorders include administering a mast cell stabilizer, e.g., ketotifen to a patient in need thereof. Pharmaceutical preparation, composition for use in methods described, are also disclosed. Also disclosed are methods of prophylaxis or treating gastrointestinal and esophageal inflammation, and methods for the prophylaxis of the development of additional allergies to a newly introduced substance in a patient with a preexisting allergy. Such methods include delivery of a mast cell stabilizer, e.g., ketotifen. Oral and topical administration are contemplated within the scope of the methods.08-25-2011
20100129357ANTIBODIES TO IL-6 AND USE THEREOF - The present invention is directed to therapeutic methods using IL-6 antagonists such as an Ab1 antibody or antibody fragment having binding specificity for IL-6 to prevent or treat disease or to improve survivability or quality of life of a patient in need thereof. In preferred embodiments these patients will comprise those exhibiting (or at risk of developing) an elevated serum C-reactive protein level, reduced serum albumin level, elevated D-dimer or other cogulation cascade related protein(s), cachexia, fever, weakness and/or fatigue prior to treatment. The subject therapies also may include the administration of other actives such as chemotherapeutics, anti-coagulants, statins, and others.05-27-2010
20100129361IMMUNOSUPPRESSION WITH ANTIBODY AGAINST ITM2A - The invention relates to methods of T cell immune system modulation and the treatment of immune system related diseases and disorders. In particularly, embodiments of the invention provides immunotherapeutics in the form of antibodies, bioengmeered antibodies and recombinant proteins for the treatment of autoimmune diseases and disorders, organ transplantation rejection, graft-versus-host tissue diseases, and T-cell based lymphoma and leukemia.05-27-2010
20100129364COMBINATION THERAPY FOR THE TREATMENT OF OCULAR NEOVASCULAR DISORDERS - The invention features methods for treating a patient diagnosed with, or at risk of developing, a neovascular disorder by administering a PDGF antagonist and a VEGF antagonist to the patient. The invention also features a pharmaceutical composition containing a PDGF antagonist and a VEGF antagonist for the treatment or prevention of a neovascular disorder.05-27-2010
20100129353COMBINATION AND TREATMENT FOR MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS - This invention is directed towards treatments for multiple sclerosis comprising administering to a patient in need thereof a first agent, such as 2-chloro-2′-deoxyadenosine (2-CdA), that reduces the number of lymphocytes in combination with a second agent, such as an anti-alpha-4 integrin antibody, that blocks the adhesion of monocytes and leukocytes to endothelial cells. The use of 2-CdA combined with an anti-alpha-4 integrin antibody may be more effective than either treatment alone for MS. Furthermore, the combination treatment may allow for a lowering or altering the dose of one or more of the agents in order to limit any adverse effects associated with the individual agents, but maintaining the same therapeutic efficacy.05-27-2010
20110268727ANTI-INTERFERON-ALPHA ANTIBODIES - The present invention relates generally to the generation and characterization of neutralizing anti-IFN-α monoclonal antibodies with broad reactivity against various IFN-α subtypes. The invention further relates to the use of such anti-IFN-α antibodies in the diagnosis and treatment of disorders associated with increased expression of IFN-α, in particular, autoimmune disorders such as insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (IDDM) and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE).11-03-2011
20110268728SOLUBILITY OPTIMIZATION OF IMMUNOBINDERS - The invention provides methods of using sequence based analysis and rational strategies to improve the solubility of immunobinders, and in particular of single chain antibodies (scFvs). The invention provides methods of engineering immunobinders, and in particular scFvs, by performing one or more substitutions with hydrophilic residues identified by analysis of a database of selected, stable scFv sequences. The invention also provides immunobinders with optimized solubility prepared according to the engineering methods of the invention.11-03-2011
20080267952Antibodies to Cross-Linked Beta-Amyloid Protein Oligomers - The invention relates to antibodies that bind cross-linked amyloid β oligomers, and methods for using such antibodies for diagnosis and treatment of Alzheimer's disease.10-30-2008
20090169548BINDING MOLECULES - The present invention relates to the manufacture of mono, di and multivalent polypeptide binding complexes, also mono, di or multispecific polypeptide binding complexes and uses thereof. The invention also relates to the manufacture and use of a diverse repertoire of antigen specific VH binding domains derived from phage display libraries, transgenic animals or natural sources. Preferably the VH binding domains and the dimerisation domains comprise human sequences. The polypeptide binding complexes comprise homo or heterodimerisation domains with four antigen binding [VH] domains fused at the amino and carboxyl termini of the dimerisation domains preferably using natural hinge or linker peptides. Where the polypeptide binding complexes lack CH2-CH3 effector functions they are preferably less than 120 kDa in size. Routes of manufacture are described herein.07-02-2009
20080274108POLYPEPTIDE VARIANTS WITH ALTERED EFFECTOR FUNCTION - The present invention concerns polypeptides comprising a variant Fc region. More particularly, the present invention concerns Fc region-containing polypeptides that have altered effector function as a consequence of one or more amino acid modifications in the Fc region thereof.11-06-2008
20080274105POLYPEPTIDE VARIANTS WITH ALTERED EFFECTOR FUNCTION - The present invention concerns polypeptides comprising a variant Fc region. More particularly, the present invention concerns Fc region-containing polypeptides that have altered effector function as a consequence of one or more amino acid modifications in the Fc region thereof.11-06-2008
20080274104Targeting a Secreted Pro-Apoptotic Factor for Cancer Therapeutics - The present invention concerns targeting a cell death factor associated with cancer. More specifically, an apoptosis-inducing factor is targeted to prevent destruction of non-cancerous cells. The factor may be a lipocalin molecule, and in specific embodiments its secretion and/or the secreted form is targeted by an inhibitory agent, such as an antibody, small molecule, antisense RNA, or siRNA, for example.11-06-2008
20120294852ANTAGONISTS OF IL-6 TO RAISE ALBUMIN AND/OR LOWER CRP - 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.11-22-2012
20080279852Methods of treatment with glycosylated antibodies - The present invention relates to methods of treating a human patient suffering from rheumatoid arthritis, comprising: 11-13-2008
20080279850B-Cell Reduction Using CD37-Specific and CD20-Specific Binding Molecules - The present invention generally provides methods for B-cell reduction in an individual using CD37-specific binding molecules. In particular, the invention provides methods for B-cell reduction using CD37-specific binding molecules alone, or a combination of CD37-specific binding molecules and CD20-specific binding molecules, in some instances a synergistic combination. The invention further provides materials and methods for treatment of diseases involving aberrant B-cell activity. In addition, the invention provides humanized CD37-specific binding molecules.11-13-2008
20080286272EphA3 Antibodies for the Treatment of Solid Tumors - The invention provides methods and compositions comprising anti-EphA3 antibodies for the treatment of solid tumors.11-20-2008
20080286270Stabilized liquid anti-RSV antibody formulations - The present invention provides liquid formulations of SYNAGIS® or an antigen-binding fragment thereof that immunospecifically bind to a respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) antigen, which formulations exhibit stability, low to undetectable levels of aggregation, and very little to no loss of the biological activities of SYNAGIS® or an antigen-binding fragment thereof, even during long periods of storage. In particular, the present invention provides liquid formulations of SYNAGIS® or an antigen-binding fragment thereof which immunospecifically binds to a RSV antigen, which formulations are substantially free of surfactant, inorganic salts, and/or other common excipients. Furthermore, the invention provides method of preventing, treating or ameliorating symptoms associated with RSV infection utilizing liquid formulations of the present invention.11-20-2008
20080286273Knowledge-Based Proliferation Signatures and Methods of Use - The present invention provides methods and compositions for predicting patient responses to cancer treatment using a proliferation gene signature. These methods can comprise measuring in a biological sample from a patient the levels of gene expression of a group of the genes designated herein. The present invention also provides for microarrays that can detect expression from a group of genes.11-20-2008
20080286271Methods and Compositions for Modulating Tweak and Fn14 Activity - Agonists and antagonists which modulate the activity of TWEAK and TWEAK receptor are provided. The methods, compositions and kits of the invention may be employed in the treatment of disorders such as cancer and immune-related diseases.11-20-2008
20120141464BINDING MEMBER FOR GM-CSF RECEPTOR - Binding members are provided for alpha chain of receptor for granulocyte macrophage colony stimulating factor (GM-CSFRα), especially antibody molecules. Use of the binding members in treating inflammatory and autoimmune diseases, e.g. rheumatoid leukaemia and atherosclerosis is also provided.06-07-2012
20080292624Method of detecting and treating tuberous sclerosis complex associated disorders - Disclosed are methods of detecting and treating tuberous sclerosis complex associated disorders. Also disclosed are methods of identifying agents for treating tuberous sclerosis complex associated disorders.11-27-2008
20080292621Optimized Fc Variants and Methods for Their Generation - The present invention relates to optimized Fc variants, methods for their generation, and antibodies and Fc fusions comprising optimized Fc variants.11-27-2008
20080305104Cytotoxicity mediation of cells evidencing surface expression of TROP-2 - This invention relates to the staging, diagnosis and treatment of cancerous diseases (both primary tumors and tumor metastases), particularly to the mediation of cytotoxicity of tumor cells; and most particularly to the use of cancerous disease modifying antibodies (CDMAB), optionally in combination with one or more CDMAB/chemotherapeutic agents, as a means for initiating the cytotoxic response. The invention further relates to binding assays, which utilize the CDMAB of the instant invention. The anti-cancer antibodies can be conjugated to toxins, enzymes, radioactive compounds, cytokines, interferons, target or reporter moieties and hematogenous cells.12-11-2008
20080311120AUTOCRINE GROWTH FACTOR RECEPTOR ANTIBODIES AND METHODS - Disclosed herein are antitumor compositions and methods of interfering with the biological activity of PC cell derived growth factor (PCDGF), anti-PCDGF receptor antibodies, fragments thereof, and methods of making anti-PCDGF receptor antibodies. The methods involve inhibiting the proliferation of tumor cells expressing the PCDGF receptor by contacting the surface of the cell with anti-PCDGF receptor antibodies. Anti-PCDGF receptor antibodies are capable of binding to the surface of a cell and interfering with the binding of PCDGF to its receptor. Also provided are compositions comprising anti-PCDGF receptor antibodies and cytotoxic molecules (e.g., toxins, oncotoxins, mitotoxins, immunotoxins, and antisense oligonucleotides).12-18-2008
20080311117Antibodies against PD-1 and uses therefor - This disclosure provides antibodies and antigen-binding fragments that can act as agonists and/or antagonists of PD-1 (Programmed Death 1), thereby modulating immune responses in general, and those mediated by TcR and CD28, in particular. The disclosed compositions and methods may be used for example, in treating autoimmune diseases, inflammatory disorders, allergies, transplant rejection, cancer, and other immune system disorders.12-18-2008
20080311115ANTI-IL-20 ANTIBODY AND ITS USE IN TREATING IL-20 ASSOCIATED INFLAMMATORY DISEASES - This invention features an antibody specifically binding to human IL-20 (e.g., mAb 7E and a equivalent thereof) and its use in treating an IL-20 associated inflammatory disease, such as atherosclerosis, RA, psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis, bacteria-induced gastric ulcer, and acute renal failure.12-18-2008
20100278817COMPOUNDS AND METHODS FOR THE TREATMENT OF RENAL DISEASE - The present invention provides compounds and methods for the treatment and prophylaxis of renal disease and inflammation. In particular the invention provides methods for the treatment of kidney disease and failure through the administration of compounds which function as inhibitors of TLR2 function and expression.11-04-2010
20120294854AMINO NICOTINIC AND ISONICOTINIC ACID DERIVATIVES AS DHODH INHIBITORS - The present disclosure relates to compounds of formula (I):11-22-2012
20080267959Anti-Il13 Human Antibodies - The present invention relates to human anti-IL-13 binding molecules, particularly antibodies, and to methods for using anti-IL-13 antibody molecules in diagnosis or treatment of IL-13 related disorders, such as asthma, atopic dermatitis, allergic rhinitis, fibrosis, inflammatory bowel disease and Hodgkin's lymphoma.10-30-2008
20080199459Mitotic Kinesin Inhibitors - The present invention relates to dihydropyrrole compounds that are useful for treating cellular proliferative diseases, for treating disorders associated with KSP kinesin activity, and for inhibiting KSP kinesin. The invention is also related to compositions which comprise these compounds, and methods of using them to treat cancer in mammals.08-21-2008
20090092603EARLY DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT OF DRUG RESISTANCE IN MUC1-POSITIVE CANCER - A method of determining likelihood of acquiring drug resistance of a tumor or cancerous cells, cancer metastasis, cancer recurrence, or decreased life expectancy, comprising measuring the level of MUC1 or MUC1-associated factor expressed in the cancerous cells or tumor.04-09-2009
20080274107Tyrosine kinase inhibitors - The present invention relates to compounds which inhibit, regulate and/or modulate tyrosine kinase signal transduction, compositions which contain these compounds, and methods of using them to treat tyrosine kinase-dependent diseases and conditions, such as angiogenesis, cancer, tumor growth, atherosclerosis, age related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, inflammatory diseases, and the like in mammals.11-06-2008
20090311249Capecitabine Combination Therapy - The invention provides the use of a combination of an mTOR inhibitor and capecitabine in the treatment of cancer.12-17-2009
20080311116Process for the Determination of Inflammatory Process and Pharmaceutical Compositions for the Treatment Thereof - A method for analyzing extracellular body fluids as to the presence of the Y-box protein YB-1 and fragments thereof, which are secreted by the cell, in order to determine inflammatory processes and malignant diseases in mammals. Also, it relates to the use of YB-1 as a marker and a kit for detecting YB-1, polypeptide fragments of YB-1, and combinations thereof. Also disclosed is a pharmaceutical composition which is used for treating inflammatory processes and malignant diseases and which contains the YB-1 protein, fragments of protein YB-1, and antibodies against the YB-1 protein and/or fragments of protein YB-1.12-18-2008
20080206240Antilymphocyte Antibody Induction - An immunosuppressive treatment combining a S1 P receptor modulator, one or more immunosuppressive drug(s) and an antilymphocyte antibody in the course of the treatment of a transplant recipient prolongs the survival of a transplant allograft.08-28-2008
20080248030Method of Treating Angiogenic Diseases - The present invention relates to methods for treating cancer comprising administering an anti-VEGF (vascular endothelial growth factor) monoclonal antibody (e.g. Avastin) and a N-(2-hydroxypropyl)methacrylamide (HPMA) copolymer-TNP-470 conjugate (e.g. Caplostatin) to a patient in need thereof.10-09-2008
20080241137Cancerous disease modifying antibodies - The present invention relates to a method for producing cancerous disease modifying antibodies using a novel paradigm of screening. By segregating the anti-cancer antibodies using cancer cell cytotoxicity as an end point, the process makes possible the production of anti-cancer antibodies for therapeutic and diagnostic purposes. The antibodies can be used in aid of staging and diagnosis of a cancer, and can be used to treat primary tumors and tumor metastases. The anti-cancer antibodies can be conjugated to toxins, enzymes, radioactive compounds, and hematogenous cells.10-02-2008
20080233116Human monoclonal antibodies to CTLA-4 - In accordance with the present invention, there are provided fully human monoclonal antibodies against human cytotoxic T-lymphocyte antigen 4 (CTLA-4). Nucleotide sequences encoding and amino acid sequences comprising heavy and light chain immunoglobulin molecules, particularly contiguous heavy and light chain sequences spanning the complementarity determining regions (CDRs), specifically from within FR1 and/or CDR1 through CDR3 and/or within FR4, are provided. Further provided are antibodies having similar binding properties and antibodies (or other antagonists) having similar functionality as antibodies disclosed herein.09-25-2008
20080213256Less Immunogenic Binding Molecules - The present invention provides a bispecific binding molecule, wherein said molecule comprises or consists of at least two domains whereby one of said at least two domains specifically binds to/interacts with the human CD3 complex and said domain comprises an amino acid sequence of an antibody derived light chain, wherein said amino acid sequence is a particularly identified amino acid sequence comprising specific amino acid substitutions, and a second domain is or contains at least one further antigen-interaction-site and/or at least one further effector domain. The invention further provides nucleic acid molecules encoding the bispecific binding molecules of the invention, vectors comprising said nucleic acid molecules and host cells transformed or transfected with said vectors. Moreover, the invention concerns a method for the production of bispecific binding molecules of the invention and compositions comprising the bispecific binding molecules of the invention, the nucleic acid molecules of the invention or the host cells of the invention.09-04-2008
20080292622METHODS OF EVALUATING PATIENTS - Methods of treating patients and evaluating patients for disease stage and/or severity are disclosed.11-27-2008
20080206243Methods for Treating Kidney Disorders - Provided are methods of treating kidney disorders in a subject by administering an effective amount of VEGFR agonist, e.g., a Flt1 agonist to a subject. The agonists are composed of compositions comprising VEGFR agonists, e.g., VEGF, antibodies directed to Flt1, Flt1 ligands, Flt1 small molecule activators, or Flt1 selective agents in a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier for use in activating Flt1.08-28-2008
20120034208Treating Breast Cancer with Anti-IL-19 Antibody - Use of an anti-IL-19 antibody for treating breast cancer, either alone or in combination with an anti-IL-20 and/or anti-IL-20R1 antibody.02-09-2012
20120034219USES OF IL-23 AGONISTS AND ANTAGONISTS; RELATED REAGENTS - Provided are methods of treatment for tumors. In particular, methods are provided for modulating activity of a cytokine molecule and its receptor.02-09-2012
20100143354TRIAZINE DNA MODIFIERS - The present invention relates to new triazine DNA modifiers, pharmaceutical compositions thereof, and methods of use thereof06-10-2010
20080267958Common lymphatic endothelial and vascular endothelial receptor-1 (CLEVER-1) and uses thereof - A novel protein Common Lymphatic Endothelial and Vascular Endothelial Receptor-1 (CLEVER-1) is described. CLEVER-1 mediates leukocyte and malignant cell binding to vascular and lymphoid endothelial cells. CLEVER-1 is the first protein that has been reported to mediate both influx into and efflux from the lymph nodes. Also provided are methods of treating inflammation and preventing metastasis of malignant cells by providing an inhibitor of CLEVER-1 binding.10-30-2008
20080267953Anti-perp recombinant antibody - An antibody which binds to a polypeptide encoded by human PERP (p53 apoptosis effector related to PMP-22) gene which is considered to be related to incidence of cancer or the like is desired. The present invention provides a gene recombinant antibody which has no consensus sequence of an N-linked sugar chain in a variable region, specifically recognizes three-dimensional structure of an extracellular region of a polypeptide encoded by the PERP gene and binds to the extracellular region. The antibody is useful for treatment of various diseases expressing a polypeptide encoded by the PERP gene.10-30-2008
20090035307Abeta CONFORMER SELECTIVE ANTI-Abeta GLOBULOMER MONOCLONAL ANTIBODIES - The subject invention relates to monoclonal antibodies that may be used in the treatment and diagnosis of Alzheimer's Disease. In particular, the present invention relates to monoclonal antibodies referred to as 10F4 and 3C5 and to other monoclonal antibodies (e.g., murine, human or humanized) having similar properties thereto.02-05-2009
20100136005Method of Treatment Using Humanized Anti-CD11a Antibodies - Humanized anti-CD1106-03-2010
20100136003USES 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.06-03-2010
20090081210Methods of Killing Tumor Cells by Targeting Internal Antigens Exposed on Apoptotic Tumor Cells - The invention provides in vitro and in vivo methods of killing cancer cells, including therapeutic methods in humans, and also provides antibodies specific for the cancer specific antigen C35, and polynucleotides encoding such antibodies, as well as therapeutic and diagnostic methods of using such antibodies.03-26-2009
20090304684METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR NEEDLELESS DELIVERY OF ANTIBODIES - The present invention relates, in part, to methods and compositions for needleless delivery of antibodies to a subject. The present invention also relates, in part, to methods for needleless delivery of fusion proteins comprising a bioactive molecule and an antibody fragment to subject. In one aspect, the methods and compositions involve administering to the subject a delivery construct comprising a carrier construct non-covalently bound to the antibody or fusion protein to be delivered, wherein the carrier construct comprises a receptor-binding domain, a transcytosis domain, and an antibody-binding domain to which the antibody or the antibody fragment of the fusion protein non-covalently binds.12-10-2009
20090304682Multiple-variable dose regimen for treating TNFa-related disorders - Multiple-variable dose methods for treating TNFα-related disorders, including Crohn's disease and psoriasis, comprising administering TNFα inhibitors, including TNFα antibodies, are described. Multiple-variable dose methods include administration of a TNF-inhibitor in an induction or loading phase followed by administration of the agent in a maintenance or treatment phase, wherein the TNF-inhibitor is administered in a higher dosage during the induction phase.12-10-2009
20110206663Anti-Interferon-Alpha Antibodies - The present invention relates generally to the generation and characterization of neutralizing anti-IFN-α monoclonal antibodies with broad reactivity against various IFN-α subtypes. The invention further relates to the use of such anti-IFN-α antibodies in the diagnosis and treatment of disorders associated with increased expression of IFN-α, in particular, autoimmune disorders such as insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (IDDM) and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE).08-25-2011
20110268729TREATMENT OF AMYOTROPHIC LATERAL SCLEROSIS BY NOGO-A-ANTAGONIST - The invention relates to methods for the treatment or prophylaxis of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, comprising administering to a patient in need thereof a therapeutically effective amount of a Nogo-A antagonist.11-03-2011
20100143356THERAPEUTIC AND DIAGNOSTIC ANTI-HSP70 ANTIBODIES - Methods and compositions for the detection, prevention and treatment of infectious diseases, primary and metastatic neoplastic diseases, including, but not limited to human sarcomas and carcinomas are described. In particular, specific antibodies are provided, which are capable of binding an epitope of Hsp70 that is extracellularly localized on diseased tissue and cells, in particular on tumor cells and infected cells.06-10-2010
20100143357Uses of Mammalian Cytokine; Related Reagents - Provided are methods of treatment for inflammatory and autoimmune disorders of the central nervous system and gastrointestinal tract. Also provided are methods of diagnosis.06-10-2010
20100143351Anti-Angiogenesis Therapy for the Treatment of Breast Cancer - This invention concerns in general treatment of diseases and pathological conditions with anti-VEGF antibodies. More specifically, the invention concerns the treatment of human subjects susceptible to or diagnosed with breast cancer using an anti-VEGF antibody, preferably in combination with one or more additional anti-tumor therapeutic agents.06-10-2010
20100143345EPHA2 AGONISTIC MONOCLONAL ANTIBODIES AND METHODS OF USE THEREOF - The present invention relates to methods and compositions designed for the treatment, management, or prevention of cancer, particularly, metastatic cancer. The methods of the invention comprise the administration of an effective amount of one or more antibodies that bind to and agonize EphA2, thereby increasing EphA2 phosphorylation and decreasing EphA2 levels in cells which EphA2 has been agonized. The invention also encompasses antibodies that preferentially bind an EphA2 epitope exposed on cancer cells but not non-cancer cells. The invention also provides pharmaceutical compositions comprising one or more EphA2 antibodies of the invention either alone or in combination with one or more other agents useful for cancer therapy.06-10-2010
20090162354INHIBITORS OF PLACENTAL GROWTH FACTOR FOR THE TREATMENT OF PATHOLOGICAL ANGIOGENESIS, PATHOLOGICAL ARTERIOGENESIS, INFLAMMATION, TUMOR FORMATION AND/OR VASCULAR LEAKAGE - The present invention relates to the field of pathological angiogenesis and arteriogenesis and, in particular, to a stress-induced phenotype in a transgenic mouse (PIGF06-25-2009
20120141477Antibodies That Specifically Bind to ABeta Oligomers and Uses Thereof - The present inventors successfully produced monoclonal antibodies that are specific to only soluble Aβ oligomers, but do not recognize soluble Aβ monomers, which are physiological molecules. It was demonstrated that the antibodies are useful as diagnostic/therapeutic monoclonal antibodies for Alzheimer's disease.06-07-2012
20120141475TNF-alpha Antagonists and Methotrexate in the Treatment of TNF-Mediated Disease - Methods for treating and/or preventing a TNF-mediated disease in an individual are disclosed. Also disclosed is a composition comprising methotrexate and an anti-tumor necrosis factor antibody. TNF-mediated diseases include rheumatoid arthritis, Crohn's disease, and acute and chronic immune diseases associated with transplantation.06-07-2012
20110206666TARGETING PAX2 FOR THE TREATMENT OF BREAST CANCER - The present application provides methods of prevention and/or treatment of breast cancer in a subject by inhibiting expression of PAX2. In the cancer treatment methods disclosed, the method of inhibiting expression of PAX2 can be by administration of a nucleic acid encoding an siRNA for PAX2. A method of treating cancer in a subject by administering DEFB1 is also provided. Similarly, provided is a method of treating cancer in a subject by increasing expression of DEFB1 in the subject.08-25-2011
20110206661TRIMETHOXYPHENYL INHIBITORS OF TYROSINE KINASE - The present invention relates to new trimethoxyphenyl inhibitors of tyrosine kinase, pharmaceutical compositions thereof, and methods of use thereof.08-25-2011
20110206662ANTI-ANGIOGENESIS THERAPY FOR THE TREATMENT OF OVARIAN CANCER - This invention concerns in general treatment of diseases and pathological conditions with anti-VEGF antibodies. More specifically, the invention concerns the treatment of human patients susceptible to or diagnosed with cancer using an anti-VEGF antibody, preferably in combination with one or more additional anti-tumor therapeutic agents for the treatment of ovarian cancer.08-25-2011
20090123465ASSESSMENT OF CARDIAC HEALTH AND THROMBOTIC RISK IN A PATIENT - The invention features methods and compositions for assessing risk, particularly immediate risk, of thrombotic events in patients with suspected or known vascular disease, and more particularly to assessing risk of thrombotic events in patients with coronary artery disease, particularly acute myocardial infarction, stroke, unstable angina, stable angina, or restenosis. Risk of thrombosis can be assessed by analysis of platelet reactivity and/or velocity of thrombin or fibrin formation, and determining whether the patient has a score associated above a risk threshold value. In other embodiments, risk of thrombosis in a patient is evaluated in the context of a profile generated from values obtained from one or more assays that evaluate various factors associated with thrombosis and/or atherosclerosis.05-14-2009
20110223157METHODS FOR THE TREATMENT OF NON-HODGKIN'S LYMPHOMAS USING LENALIDOMIDE, AND GENE AND PROTEIN BIOMARKERS AS A PREDICTOR - Methods of treating or managing specific cancers, including non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, by the administration of 3-(4-amino-09-15-2011
20090028857PD-1 ANTIBODIES IN COMBINATION WITH A CYTOKINE-SECRETING CELL AND METHODS OF USE THEREOF - The present invention relates to a method of enhancing the anti-tumor response in a mammal. More particularly, the invention is concerned with combinations comprising a cytokine-secreting cell and an anti-PD-1 antibody, and methods of administering the combination for enhanced immune response to tumor cells in a patient with a cancer.01-29-2009
20090028856Anti-CD79B Antibodies and Immunoconjugates and Methods of Use - The present invention is directed to compositions of matter useful for the treatment of hematopoietic tumor in mammals and to methods of using those compositions of matter for the same.01-29-2009
20090028853TREATMENT AND PREVENTION OF CHRONIC ASTHMA USING ANTAGONISTS OF INTEGRIN ALPHAvBETA6 - The present invention relates to methods of asthma treatment and prevention using α01-29-2009
20090028852Roles For Dual Endothelin-1/Angiotensin II Receptor (DEAR) In Hypertension and Angiogenesis - The present application is directed to the identification of mutations and/or polymorphisms in the Dual Endothelin-1/Angiotensin II Receptor (Dear) that indicate susceptibility to, or show current affliction with, hypertension. Additionally, the present invention discloses methods for the modulation of angiogenesis via the regulation of Dear.01-29-2009
20090081208Optimized Fc variants and methods for their generation - The present invention relates to optimized Fc variants, methods for their generation, and antibodies and Fc fusions comprising optimized Fc variants.03-26-2009
20090162352ANTIBODY FORMULATION - The present invention relates to a pharmaceutical formulation comprising an anti-CD20 antibody. The formulation may additionally comprise a buffer, a surfactant and/or an isotonicity agent.06-25-2009
20100196368SUBSTITUTED BENZ-AZOLES AND METHODS OF THEIR USE AS INHIBITORS OF RAF KINASE - New substituted benz-azole 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.08-05-2010
20100150919CRYSTAL STRUCTURES OF NEUROPILIN FRAGMENTS AND NEUROPILIN-ANTIBODY COMPLEXES - The invention provides crystal structures of neuropilin 1 (Nrp1) and neuropilin 2 (Nrp2) fragments alone and in complex with anti-neuropilin antibodies, and method for their use. The invention further provides anti-Nrp antibodies and methods for their therapeutic applications.06-17-2010
20090162351Transdiscal administration of inhibitors of p38 MAP kinase - The present invention relates to methods, formulations and kits for administering a p38 MAP kinase inhibitor or other therapeutic agent into an intervertebral disc, such as a diseased disc, for example, for purposes of prevention and treatment of degenerative and other disorders.06-25-2009
20120070433FLAVONOID HYDROGEL - There is provided methods for producing a hydrogel comprising conjugates of a hydrogel forming agent and a flavonoid including a method for producing a hydrogel that is capable of adhesion of cells and which comprises enzymatically cross-linked conjugates of a hydrogel forming agent and a flavonoid. There is also provided a method for producing a hydrogel comprising conjugates of a hydrogel forming agent and a flavonoid without the addition of an exogenous peroxide or peroxidase or without the addition of an exogenous peroxide. Hydrogels produced by such methods and methods of using the hydrogels are also described herein.03-22-2012
20120070432TREATMENT OF PANCREATIC CANCER USING A DR5 AGONIST IN COMBINATION WITH GEMCITABINE - Methods and compositions for treatment of exocrine pancreatic cancer in a human patient comprising administering a therapeutically effective amount of a DR5 agonist and gemcitabine. Methods and compositions for treating a patient by identifying the alleleic variant of FcγRIIIA.03-22-2012
20120070431METHODS FOR TREATING CHRONIC OBSTRUCTIVE PULMONARY DISEASE - The present invention provides methods of treating a mammal having chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), independent of both smoking status and asthma status, with a therapeutically effective amount of an anti-IgE moiety. In accordance with the invention, COPD patients with an elevated serum IgE level may benefit from the treatment methods disclosed. In certain instances, the methods of the disclosure have been found to be useful for the treatment of COPD patients regardless of their skin test results and/or in vitro reactivity to a perennial aeroallergen. Anti-IgE moieties, in accordance with the invention, include but are not limited to any IgG antibody that selectively binds to a given mammal immunoglobulin E (e.g., human immunoglobulin E) such as humanized anti-IgE, humanized murine monoclonal antibody, and/or Omalizumab.03-22-2012
20120070429HUMANIZED ANTIBODIES AGAINST WEST NILE VIRUS AND THERAPEUTIC AND PROPHYLACTIC USES THEREOF - The present invention relates to compositions comprising humanized antibodies or fragments thereof that immunospecifically bind to one or more antigens of a flavivirus, particularly of West Nile Virus (WNV) and methods for preventing, treating or ameliorating symptoms associated with a flavivirus, particularly of West Nile Virus (WNV) infection utilizing said compositions. In particular, the present invention relates to methods for preventing, treating or ameliorating symptoms associated with WNV infection, said methods comprising administering to a human subject an effective amount of one or more humanized antibodies or fragments thereof that immunospecifically bind to a WNV antigen. The present invention also relates to detectable or diagnostic compositions comprising humanized antibodies or fragments thereof that immunospecifically bind to a WNV antigen and methods for detecting or diagnosing WNV infection utilizing said compositions.03-22-2012
20120070428TREATMENT OF VASCULARIZED PIGMENT EPITHELIAL DETACHMENT WITH ANTI-VEGF THERAPY - Methods for treating vascularized pigment epithelial detachment using anti-VEGF agents are disclosed.03-22-2012
20090186023ANTIBODIES DIRECTED AGAINST HEPATITIS C VIRUS E1E2 COMPLEX, COMPOSITIONS OF HCV PARTICLES, AND PHARMACEUTICAL COMPOSITIONS - New conformational antibodies are directed against HCV and more particularly to monoclonal antibodies. Described compositions of particles are liable to be recognized by the antibodies, as are pharmaceutical compositions containing them. Also described are HCV enveloped subviral particles or purified HCV enveloped complete viral particles, and the processes for preparing them.07-23-2009
20090087430SELECTIVE INHIBITION OF TOLL-LIKE RECEPTOR-2 - It has been found that Toll-like receptor 1 and Toll-like receptor 2 (TLR2) physically interact. Antibodies that specifically bind to TLR2 and selectively inhibit induction of cytokines are also described. The invention relates to specific antibodies that selectively bind to TLR2, and to methods of identifying compounds that selectively interfere with signaling through TLR1/TLR2 complexes.04-02-2009
20080317746Anti-Il2 Antibodies - The invention relates to a humanized monoclonal antibody or fragment thereof which specifically binds to human interleukin-2 (IL2), wherein said humanized monoclonal antibody neutralizes the activity of human IL2 by binding to said human IL2 prior to, during, and/or subsequent to the binding of said human IL2 to the human IL2-receptor, and wherein the light chain variable region of said humanized monoclonal antibody comprises in its second framework region the contiguous amino acid sequence KAPKA at amino acid positions 42-46.12-25-2008
20090136498Method for Manufacturing Recombinant Polyclonal Proteins - The invention relates to a method for manufacturing a recombinant polyclonal protein composition, in particular a recombinant polyclonal antibody composition. The method comprises obtaining a collection of cells transfected with a library of variant nucleic acid sequences, wherein each call in the collection is transfected with and capable of expressing one member of the library, which encodes a distinct member of a polyclonal protein that binds a particular antigen and which is located at the same single site in the genome of individual cells in said collection, wherein said nucleic acid sequence is not naturally associated with said cell in the collection. The cells are cultured under suitable conditions for expression of the polyclonal protein, which is obtained from the cells or culture supernatant. The nucleic acid sequence id introduced into the cells by transfection with a library of vectors for site-specific integration. The present method is suitable for manufacturing recombinant polyclonal antibodies, thereby making available a superior replacement of plasma-derived therapeutic immunoglobulin products.05-28-2009
20090136496CHRONIC LYMPHOCYTIC LEUKEMIA PROGNOSIS AND TREATMENT - Provided herein are methods for identifying a subject afflicted with chronic lymphocytic leukemia who is responsive to treatment with a chemotherapeutic agent by detecting the presence or absence of at least one APOE4 allele in the subject, the presence of an APOE4 allele identifying the subject as responsive to the treatment. Also provided are methods of treating a subject afflicted with chronic lymphocytic leukemia, including administering an estrogenic agent, an androgen withdrawal agent, an apoE4 peptide or mimetic thereof, and/or a chemotherapeutic agent in an amount effective to treat said chronic lymphocytic leukemia. Methods of determining a prognosis for a patient diagnosed with chronic lymphocytic leukemia are also provided. In addition, methods for stratifying a subject into a subgroup of a clinical trial and methods for identifying a patient in a clinical trial of a treatment for chronic lymphocytic leukemia are herein provided.05-28-2009
20090136495ANTI-HEPCIDIN ANTIBODIES AND USES THEREOF - Monoclonal antibodies are provided that selectively bind human hepcidin-25 and are characterized as having high affinity for human hepcidin-25 and strong human mature hepcidin neutralizing properties. The antibodies of the invention are useful therapeutically for increasing serum iron levels, reticulocyte count, red blood cell count, hemoglobin, and/or hematocrit in a human and for the treatment and diagnosis of mature hepcidin-promoted disorders such as anemia, in a human subject.05-28-2009
20090136493MODIFIED FUSION MOLECULES FOR TREATMENT OF ALLERGIC DISEASE - The present invention comprises a fusion molecule comprising a Fcε fragment sequence including functionally active CH2, CH3 and CH4 domains of the constant region of an IgE heavy chain (CHε2-CHε3-CHε4 sequence) linked at its C-terminus to the N-terminus of a second polypeptide including functionally active hinge, CH2 and CH3 domains of the constant region of an IgG05-28-2009
20090136491IL-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.05-28-2009
20090136490OVR110 ANTIBODY COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR USE - The invention provides isolated anti-ovarian, pancreatic, lung or breast cancer antigen (Ovr110) antibodies that internalize upon binding to Ovr110 on a mammalian in vivo. The invention also encompasses compositions comprising an anti-Ovr110 antibody and a carrier. These compositions can be provided in an article of manufacture or a kit. Another aspect of the invention is an isolated nucleic acid encoding an anti-Ovr110 antibody, as well as an expression vector comprising the isolated nucleic acid. Also provided are cells that produce the anti-Ovr110 antibodies. The invention encompasses a method of producing the anti-Ovr110 antibodies. Other aspects of the invention are a method of killing an Ovr110-expressing cancer cell, comprising contacting the cancer cell with an anti-Ovr110 antibody and a method of alleviating or treating an Ovr110 expressing cancer in a mammal, comprising administering a therapeutically effective amount of the anti-Ovr110 antibody to the mammal.05-28-2009
20100003243Uses and Compositions for treatment of Psoriasis and Crohn's Disease - The invention provides methods, uses and compositions for the treatment of psoriasis or Crohn's disease. The invention describes methods and uses for treating psoriasis or Crohn's disease, wherein a TNFα inhibitor, such as a human TNFα antibody, or antigen-binding portion thereof, is used to treat psoriasis in a subject. The invention includes methods of improving patient reported outcomes using a human TNFα antibody, or antigen-binding portion thereof, for the treatment of Crohn's or psoriasis. The invention also provides methods of improving fatigue or depression in patients having Crohns'.01-07-2010
20090263387Neutralization of GM-CSF for the Treatment of Heart Failure - This invention relates to methods of treating a patient suffering from heart failure, or a patient at risk for heart failure, using a GM-CSF antagonist.10-22-2009
20090263384Agents for Suppressing the Induction of Cytotoxic T Cells - The effect of anti-IL-6 receptor antibodies in suppressing cytotoxic T cell induction was examined. The results showed that CTL activity against alloantigens was statistically significantly reduced in mice treated with anti-IL-6 receptor antibodies as compared to mice not treated with antibodies and mice treated with a control antibody. The anti-IL-6 receptor antibody was also administered to recipients of a mouse model for allogenic heart transplantation. As a result, histopathological findings showed that inflammatory cell infiltration into transplanted hearts was suppressed and the survival period of transplanted hearts was significantly prolonged. Thus, the present inventors for the first time discovered that administration of anti-IL-6 receptor antibodies could suppress cytotoxic T cell induction and thereby suppress acute rejection after transplantation.10-22-2009
20100260757USE OF PLP WITH PEG-rMETase IN VIVO FOR ENHANCED EFFICACY - This invention relates to methods of modifying pyridoxal 5′ phosphate (PLP) dependent enzymes to extend the serum half-life of the enzyme, extend the in vivo period of methionine depletion in a host, and decrease the immunogenicity of the enzyme. A preferred PLP-dependent enzyme to be modified is a methioninase, preferably a recombinant methioninase (rMETase). The invention further relates to compositions comprising a modified PLP-dependent enzyme and methods of using the same.10-14-2010
20100150921KID31 And Antibodies That Bind Thereto - The invention provides the identification and characterization of a disease and cancer-associated antigen, KID31. The invention also provides modulators of KID31, including a family of monoclonal antibodies that bind to antigen KID31, and methods of diagnosing and treating various human cancers and diseases with KID31.06-17-2010
20090186020Melanocortin Receptor Binding Mimetibodies, Compositions, Methods and Uses - Melanocortin receptor binding mimetibody polypeptides are disclosed. Polynucleotides encoding these polypeptides, cells comprising these polynucleotides or expressing the mimetibodies, and methods of making and using the forgoing are also disclosed.07-23-2009
20090186018COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR THE TREATMENT OF RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS - The present invention relates to compositions containing novel proteins and methods of using those compositions for the diagnosis and treatment of immune related diseases.07-23-2009
20090004188Train R: A Cysteine Rich Member of the TNF-Receptor Family - Novel receptor in the TNF family: TRAIN-receptor.01-01-2009
20090004186EFFECTOR FUNCTION ENHANCED RECOMBINANT ANTIBODY COMPOSITION - The present invention relates to a recombinant antibody composition which is a human IgG1 antibody, comprises a CH2 domain in which amino acids at positions 276 and 339 indicated by the EU index as in Kabat, et al. are replaced by other amino acids and has more improved complement-dependent cytotoxic activity than an antibody comprising a CH2 domain before the amino acids are replaced; a DNA encoding the antibody molecule or a heavy chain constant region of the antibody molecule contained in the recombinant antibody composition; a transformant obtainable by introducing the DNA into a host cell; a process for producing the recombinant antibody composition using the transformant; and a medicament comprising the recombinant antibody composition as an active ingredient.01-01-2009
20080317749Use of Cytokine Expression to Predict Skin Inflammation; Methods of Treatment - Provided are methods for diagnosing the propensity of a subject to develop skin inflammation, in particular, psoriasis. Also provided are methods of treatment with antagonists of IL-17, IL-19, and/or IL-23.12-25-2008
20130216532Subcutaneous anti-HER2 Antibody Formulations and Uses Thereof - The present invention relates to a highly concentrated, stable pharmaceutical formulation of a pharmaceutically active anti-HER2 antibody, such as e.g. Trastuzumab (HERCEPTIN™), Pertuzumab or T-DM1, or a mixture of such antibody molecules for subcutaneous injection. In particular, the present invention relates to formulations comprising, in addition to a suitable amount of the anti-HER2 antibody, an effective amount of at least one hyaluronidase enzyme as a combined formulation or for use in form of a co-formulation. The formulations comprise additionally at least one buffering agent, such as e.g. a histidine buffer, a stabilizer or a mixture of two or more stabilizers (e.g. a saccharide, such as e.g. α,α-trehalose dihydrate or sucrose, and optionally methionine as a second stabilizer), a nonionic surfactant and an effective amount of at least one hyaluronidase enzyme. Methods for preparing such formulations and their uses thereof are also provided.08-22-2013
20130216533BIOLOGICAL MARKERS FOR IDENTIFYING PATIENTS FOR TREATMENT WITH VEGF ANTAGONISTS - The invention provides methods and compositions to detect expression of one or more biomarkers for identifying and treating patients who are likely to be responsive to VEGF antagonist therapy. The invention also provides kits and articles of manufacture for use in the methods.08-22-2013
20130121993Compositions and Methods for Treating and Diagnosing Cancer - The present invention relates to compositions and methods for characterizing, diagnosing and treating cancer. In particular, the present invention identifies LGR5 as a protein over-expressed in solid tumor stem cells. The present invention further identifies an interaction between RSPO1 and LGR5 as an alternative pathway for the activation of beta-catenin signaling. In certain embodiments, the present invention provides biomolecules that disrupt functional signaling via a LGR protein, including, in certain embodiments, molecules that inhibit the interaction between one or more RSPO proteins and one or more LGR proteins, such as LGR5. In certain embodiments, the present invention provides methods of treating cancer comprising disrupting functional LGR signaling and inhibiting growth of a solid tumor comprising solid tumor stem cells.05-16-2013
20130121994TRIAZOLOPYRIDINE DERIVATIVES - The present invention relates to triazolopyridine compounds of general formula (I) which are Monopolar Spindle 1 kinase (Mps-1 or TTK) inhibitors in which R05-16-2013
20130121995Compositions and Methods for Increasing Bone Mineralization - A novel class or family of TGF-β binding proteins is disclosed. Also disclosed are assays for selecting molecules for increasing bone mineralization and methods for utilizing such molecules.05-16-2013
20090017022SULFATASES AND METHODS OF USE THEREOF - Novel sulfatases and polypeptides related thereto, as well as nucleic acid compositions encoding the same, are provided. The subject polypeptides and nucleic acid compositions find use in a variety of applications, including various diagnostic and therapeutic agent screening applications. Also provided are methods of inhibiting tumor-induced angiogenesis and methods of treating disease conditions associated therewith, particularly by administering an inhibitor of a subject sulfatase.01-15-2009
20130121999BLOOD PLASMA BIOMARKERS FOR BEVACIZUMAB COMBINATION THERAPIES FOR TREATMENT OF BREAST CANCER - The present invention provides methods for improving the treatment effect of a chemotherapy regimen of a patient suffering from breast cancer, in particular locally advanced, recurrent or metastatic HER-2 negative breast cancer, by adding bevacizumab (Avastin®) to a chemotherapy regimen by determining the expression level, in particular the blood plasma expression level, of one or more of VEGFA, VEGFR2 and PLGF relative to control levels of patients diagnosed with breast cancer, in particular locally advanced, recurrent or metastatic HER-2 negative breast cancer. In particular, the present invention provides methods of improving the treatment effect, wherein the treatment effect is the progression-free survival of the patient. The present invention further provides for methods for assessing the sensitivity or responsiveness of a patient to bevacizumab (Avastin®) in combination with a chemotherapy regimen, by determining the expression level, in particular the blood plasma expression level, of one or more of VEGFA, VEGFR2 and PLGF relative to control levels in patients diagnosed with breast cancer, in particular locally advanced, recurrent or metastatic HER-2 negative breast cancer.05-16-2013
20090208498Genetic Products Differentially Expressed In Tumors And The Use Thereof - The present technology relates to the identification of genetic products expressed in association with tumors and to coding nucleic acids for the expressed products. An embodiment of the present technology also relates to the therapy and diagnosis of disease in which the genetic products are aberrantly expressed in association with tumors, proteins, polypeptides and peptides which are expressed in association with tumors, and to the nucleic acids coding for the polypeptides, peptides and proteins.08-20-2009
20100196365USE OF IMIDAZOQUINOLINES FOR THE TREATMENT OF EGFR DEPENDENT DISEASES OR DISEASES THAT HAVE ACQUIRED RESISTANCE TO AGENTS THAT TARGET EGFR FAMILY MEMBERS - The present invention relates to the use of compounds of formula (I)08-05-2010
20110223158ASSOCIATION OF LEVELS OF HDL-CHOLESTEROL APOLIPOPROTEIN CIII WITH THE RISK OF CORONARY HEART DISEASE AND CARDIOVASCULAR EVENTS - Presented herein are methods of diagnosing, assessing, and treating an individual at increased risk if developing coronary heart disease or cardiovascular event, based on the individual's level of high density lipoprotein cholesterol apoCIII (HDL-C apoCIII).09-15-2011
20110223154COMPOSITIONS INCLUDING TRICIRIBINE AND METHODS OF USE THEREOF - This invention encompasses combination therapies including TCN, TCN-P, TCN-PM and/or related compounds and one or more additional anti-cancer agents, for example, taxanes a molecule that modulates the HER2/neu (erbB2) receptor, anthracyclin compounds, epidermal growth factor receptor inhibitor compounds, one or more platinum compounds and bortezomib and derivatives thereof and compositions with reduced toxicity for the treatment and prevention of tumors, cancer, and other disorders associated with abnormal cell proliferation.09-15-2011
20090297508Compositions and methods for treating hemostasis disorders associated with clec-2 signal transduction - The present invention provides a method for screening compounds to identify therapeutic candidates for treating hemostasis disorders, the method includes the steps of contacting a cell that expresses a CLEC-2 receptor with a test compound and a CLEC-2 receptor ligand, under conditions which, but for the presence of the test compound, permit binding of the CLEC-2 receptor to the CLEC-2 receptor ligand; and detecting if any increase or decrease in an indicator of CLEC-2 receptor activity is observed in comparison to a control; wherein an increase or decrease in the indicator in comparison to the control indicates that the test compound is a candidate for modulating hemostasis.12-03-2009
20090081216TREATMENT OF PATHOLOGIES WHICH ESCAPE THE IMMUNE RESPONSE, USING OPTIMIZED ANTIBODIES - The invention relates to the use of potimised human or humanized chimeric monoclonal antibodies which are produced in selected cell lines, said antibodies having a strong affvinity for receptor CD16 of the effector cells of the immune system and being able to induce the secretion of cytokines and interleukins, in particular 1“IFN? Or 1” IL2, for the treatment of pathologies for which the target cells only express a low antigenic density and in which the effector cells can only be recruited in small quantities.03-26-2009
20090081213METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR USE IN TREATMENT OF PATIENTS WITH AUTOANTIBODY POSITIVE DISEASE - The present invention relates to methods and compositions for use in treatment of patients with autoantibody positive disease. In a specific embodiment, the present invention relates to a method of treating a patient that has an ANA titer of 1:80 or greater and/or greater than or equal to 30 IU/ml of anti-dsDNA antibodies in his/her blood plasma or serum comprising administering a therapeutically effective amount of an immunomodulatory agent, such as an antagonist of Neutrokine-alpha. Additionally provided is a method of reducing the frequency and/or quantity of corticosteroid administration to patients. In preferred embodiments, the patient has systemic lupus erythematosus. Methods for determining if a lupus patient is responding to medical treatment are also provided.03-26-2009
20080241134USES OF HUMAN MONOCLONAL ANTIBODIES AGAINST OXIDIZED LDL RECEPTOR - Various human monoclonal antibodies that bind to human LOX-1 and inhibit the binding of in-vivo LOX-1 ligands to LOX-1, and the LOX-1-mediated incorporation of the ligands into cells, were obtained by immunizing human antibody-producing transgenic mice (created by genetic engineering) with soluble human oxidized LDL receptor (LOX-1). Furthermore, the human monoclonal antibodies were found to be effective in preventing and treating a variety of diseases10-02-2008
20110142829ANTI-TUMOUR COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS - A method for the prophylaxis and/or treatment of a tumour in a subject is provided. The method comprises the steps of administering a therapeutically effective amount of a composition comprising an anti-tumour agent and a therapeutically effective amount of a composition comprising 5-[2-pyrazinyl]-4-methyl-1,2-3-thione, or an analogue, derivative, metabolite, prodrug, solvate or pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof to the subject. Examples of anti-tumour agents for use in the method of the invention are platinum-based agents, such as cisplatin, and monoclonal antibodies, such Cetuximab. Also provided are compositions comprising an anti-tumour agent and 5-[2-pyrazinyl]-4-methyl-1,2-3-thione, or an analogue, derivative, metabolite, prodrug, solvate or pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.06-16-2011
20110142828TREATMENT PREDICTION INVOLVING HMGCR - The present invention provides a method for determining whether a mammalian subject having a breast cancer is likely to benefit from an endocrine treatment, comprising the steps of: providing a sample earlier obtained from said subject; evaluating the amount of HMGCR protein or HMGCR mRNA present in at least part of said sample, and determining a sample value corresponding to said amount; comparing the sample value obtained in step b) with a reference value; and, if said sample value is higher than said reference value, concluding that the subject is likely to benefit from an endocrine treatment. Further, a corresponding method of treatment is provided as well as further methods uses and means which may be employed in connection with breast cancer treatment or treatment prediction.06-16-2011
20090053221IMMUNE RESPONSE ENHANCING GLUCAN - This invention discloses a composition for enhancing the protective immunity in a subject, comprising an effective amount of a β-glucan and a vaccine, wherein the β-glucan enhances the immune response of the vaccine against cancer or infectious agents. The infectious agents can be viruses, fungi, bacteria or parasites. In one embodiment, the β-glucan is derived from yeast and comprises side chains attached to a β-(1,3) backbone. In another embodiment, the vaccine comprises an antibody and whole tumor cells. The invention also provides a method of enhancing protective immunity using said composition.02-26-2009
20090053217Human anti-VEGF polyclonal antibodies and uses thereof - This invention relates to IVIG and fragments thereof and their use, specifically, provided herein are compositions and methods of inhibiting VEGF or VEGF receptor using polyclonal antibodies (pAb), or fragments thereof derived from human immunoglobulins.02-26-2009
20090053212HUMANIZED ANTI-HUMAN OSTEOPONTIN ANTIBODY - The present invention provides a humanized anti-human osteopontin antibody having better activities (antigen binding activity, leukocyte migration inhibitory activity and the like) and/or stability (resistance to heat, low-pH conditions, denaturants and the like) than those of conventional anti-human osteopontin antibodies.02-26-2009
20090053213Anti-Gm-Csf Antibodies and Uses Therefor - The present invention provides recombinant antigen-binding regions, antibodies and functional fragments thereof that are specific for GM-CSF, which plays an integral role in various disorders or conditions. These antibodies, accordingly, can be used to treat, for example, inflammatory diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis. Antibodies of the invention also can be used in the diagnostics field, as well as for further investigating the role of GM-CSF in the progression of various disorders. The invention also provides nucleic acid sequences encoding the foregoing antibodies, vectors containing the same, pharmaceutical compositions and kits with instructions for use. 02-26-2009
20090053214Humanised Anti-MAG Antibody or Functional Fragment Thereof - The present invention relates to altered antibodies to myelin associated glycoprotein (MAG), pharmaceutical formulations containing them and to the use of such antibodies in the treatment and/or prophylaxis of neurological diseases/disorders.02-26-2009
20090053222Methods of Treating Cancer by Administering Antibodies to CD200 - Methods and compositions for regulating immunity are disclosed. For enhancing an immune response, agents that inhibit OX-2 are administered. Such methods are useful in treating cancer. For suppressing an immune response, an OX-2 protein or a nucleic acid encoding an OX-2 protein is administered. Such methods are useful in preventing graft rejection, fetal loss, autoimmune disease, allergies and in inducing tumor cell growth.02-26-2009
20090053218FcGammaRIIB Specific Antibodies and Methods of Use Thereof - The present invention relates to antibodies or fragments thereof that specifically bind FcγRIIB, particularly human FcγRIIB, with greater affinity than said antibodies or fragments thereof bind FcγRIIA, particularly human FcγRIIA. The present invention also encompasses the use of an anti-FcγRIIB antibody or an antigen-binding fragment thereof, as a single agent therapy for the treatment, prevention, management, or amelioration of a cancer, preferably a B-cell malignancy, particularly, B-cell chronic lymphocytic leukemia or non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, an autoimmune disorder, an inflammatory disorder, an IgE-mediated allergic disorder, or one or more symptoms thereof. The present invention also encompasses the use of an anti-FcγRIIB antibody or an antigen-binding fragment thereof, in combination with other cancer therapies. The present invention provides pharmaceutical compositions comprising an anti-FcγRIIB antibody or an antigen-binding fragment thereof, in amounts effective to prevent, treat, manage, or ameliorate a cancer, such as a B-cell malignancy, an autoimmune disorder, an inflammatory disorder, an IgE-mediated allergic disorder, or one or more symptoms thereof. The invention further provides methods of enhancing the therapeutic effect of therapeutic antibodies by administering the antibodies of the invention to enhance the effector function of the therapeutic antibodies. The invention also provides methods of enhancing efficacy of a vaccine composition by administering the antibodies of the invention with a vaccine composition.02-26-2009
20090053211Optimized Fc variants - The present invention relates to optimized Fc variants, methods for their generation, Fc polypeptides comprising optimized Fc variants, and methods for using optimized Fc variants. 02-26-2009
20090081215GENETIC PRODUCTS DIFFERENTIALLY EXPRESSED IN TUMORS AND USE THEREOF - The invention relates to the identification of genetic products that are expressed in association with a tumor and the nucleic acid coding therefor. The invention relates to the therapy and diagnosis of diseases in which said genetic products that are expressed in association with a tumor are expressed in an aberrant manner. The invention also relates to proteins, polypeptides, and peptides which are expressed in association with a tumor and the nucleic acids coding therefor.03-26-2009
20090081214GENETIC PRODUCTS DIFFERENTIALLY EXPRESSED IN TUMORS AND USE THEREOF - The invention relates to the identification of genetic products that are expressed in association with a tumor and the nucleic acid coding therefor. The invention relates to the therapy and diagnosis of diseases in which said genetic products that are expressed in association with a tumor are expressed in an aberrant manner. The invention also relates to proteins, polypeptides, and peptides which are expressed in association with a tumor and the nucleic acids coding therefor.03-26-2009
20110142832SOLUBLE TUMOR NECROSIS FACTOR RECEPTOR TREATMENT OF MEDICAL DISORDERS - The invention pertains to methods and compositions for treating medical disorders characterized by elevated levels or abnormal expression of TNFα by administering a TNFα antagonist, such as recombinant TNFR:Fc.06-16-2011
20110142830MODULATION OF THE TRPV: VPS10P RECEPTOR SYSTEM FOR THE TREATMENT OF PAIN - This invention relates to the use of an agent capable of binding and thus inhibit formation of a binary Vps10p-domain receptor:TrpV receptor complex, and/or formation of a further ternary Vps10p-domain receptor:TrkA:TrpV receptor complex for the preparation of a medicament for the inhibition of pain and pain signalling through said complex(es). The invention is thus beneficial in the preparation of a medicament for the treatment and/or prevention of neuropathic pain, chronic pain and acute pain. The invention furthermore relates to the identification of such agents and animal models for screening for such agents.06-16-2011
20110229466VASCULAR ENDOTHELIAL GROWTH FACTOR 2 - Disclosed are human VEGF-2 antibodies, antibody fragments, or variants thereof. Also provided are processes for producing such antibodies. The present invention relates to methods and compositions for preventing, treating or ameliorating a disease or disorder comprising administering to an animal, preferably a human, an effective amount of one or more VEGF-2 antibodies or fragments or variants thereof.09-22-2011
20110229465COMPOSITION FOR TREATING DISEASE - The present invention provides pharmaceutical compositions and kits comprising an agent capable of activating CD4+CD25+ regulatory T cells and methotrexate, and methods of treatment and medical uses utilising the same.09-22-2011
20110229461PD-1 Antibodies - A humanised agonistic antibody which binds human PD-1 comprising a heavy chain and a light chain wherein the variable domain of the heavy chain comprises the sequence given in SEQ ID NO:1 for CDR-H1, the sequence given in SEQ ID NO:2 for CDR-H2 and the sequence given in SEQ ID NO:3 for CDR-H3 and the variable domain of the light chain comprises the sequence given in SEQ ID NO:4 for CDR-L1, the sequence given in SEQ ID NO:5 for CDR-L2 and the sequence given in SEQ ID NO:7 for CDR-L3. The invention also extends to therapeutic uses of the antibody molecules, compositions and methods for producing said antibody molecules.09-22-2011
20090081209METHODS OF THERAPY AND DIAGNOSIS USING TARGETING OF CELLS THAT EXPRESS KILLER CELL IMMUNOGLOBULIN-LIKE RECEPTOR-LIKE PROTEINS - Certain cells, including various types of cancer cells, express KIRHy proteins. Targeting using KIRHy polypeptides, nucleic acids encoding for KIRHy polypeptides and anti-KIRHy antibodies provides a method of killing or inhibiting that growth of cancer cells that express the KIRHy protein. Methods of therapy and diagnosis of disorders associated with KIRHy protein-expressing cells, such as acute myelogenous leukemia (AML), are described.03-26-2009
20120288496Notch-Binding Agents and Antagonists and Methods of Use Thereof - The present invention relates to Notch-binding agents and Notch antagonists and methods of using the agents and/or antagonists for treating diseases such as cancer. The present invention provides antibodies that specifically bind to a non-ligand binding region of the extracellular domain of one or more human Notch receptor, such as Notch2 and/or Notch3, and inhibit tumor growth. The present invention further provides methods of treating cancer, the methods comprising administering a therapeutically effective amount of an antibody that specifically binds to a non-ligand binding region of the extracellular domain of a human Notch receptor protein and inhibits tumor growth.11-15-2012
20120288494Anti-IL-12/IL-23 antibodies and uses thereof - The present invention provides antibodies, and antigen-binding portions thereof, that bind to epitopes comprising at least one amino acid residues from residues 1-197 of the p40 subunit of IL-12 and/or IL-23. The invention further provides nucleic acids encoding the antibodies, compositions, vectors and host cells comprising the antibodies, and methods of making and using the same.11-15-2012
20090226435Engineered fusion molecules immunotherapy in cancer and inflammatory diseases - The field of the present invention relates to genetically engineered fusion molecules, methods of making said fusion molecules, and uses thereof in anti-tumor immunotherapies. More specifically, the present invention relates to engineered fusion molecules consisting of a tumor targeting moiety fused with one or more costimulatory molecules/chemokines/cytokines.09-10-2009
20110223161TARGETING PAX2 FOR THE TREATMENT OF BREAST CANCER - The present application provides methods of prevention and/or treatment of breast cancer in a subject by inhibiting expression of PAX2. In the cancer treatment methods disclosed, the method of inhibiting expression of PAX2 can be by administration of a nucleic acid encoding an siRNA for PAX2. A method of treating cancer in a subject by administering DEFB1 is also provided. Similarly, provided is a method of treating cancer in a subject by increasing expression of DEFB1 in the subject.09-15-2011
20110223162TARGETING PAX2 FOR THE TREATMENT OF BREAST CANCER - The present application provides methods of prevention and/or treatment of breast cancer in a subject by inhibiting expression of PAX2. In the cancer treatment methods disclosed, the method of inhibiting expression of PAX2 can be by administration of a nucleic acid encoding an siRNA for PAX2. A method of treating cancer in a subject by administering DEFB 1 is also provided. Similarly, provided is a method of treating cancer in a subject by increasing expression of DEFB1 in the subject.09-15-2011
20110223160COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS RELATING TO GLUCAGON RECEPTOR ANTIBODIES - The present disclosure provides compositions and methods relating to antigen binding proteins, in particular, antibodies which specifically bind to the human glucagon receptor. The disclosure provides nucleic acids encoding such antigen binding proteins and antibodies and methods of making and using such antibodies including methods of treating and preventing type 2 diabetes and related disorders by administering such antibodies to a subject in need of such treatment.09-15-2011
20090092602USE OF ANTI-TISSUE FACTOR ANTIBODIES FOR TREATING THROMBOSES - Disclosed is a method for preventing or treating thrombosis in a mammal such as a primate and particularly a human patient. A preferred method includes administering to the mammal a therapeutically effective amount of at least one humanized antibody, chimeric antibody, or fragment thereof that binds specifically to human tissue factor (TF). Additional methods and kits are provided.04-09-2009
20090191194INHIBITION OF PROTEIN KINASE C ALPHA FOR THE TREATMENT OF CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASES - The invention relates to the use of agents impeding the expression and/or activity of protein kinase C-alpha (PKC-α), especially for treatment of patients with diabetes and complications such as diabetic nephropathy, retinopathy or neuropathy.07-30-2009
20110223163MONOCLONAL ANTIBODIES THAT REACT WITH THE CAPSULE OF BACILLUS ANTHRACIS - The present disclosure relates to monoclonal antibodies that bind poly-γ-D-glutamic acid (γDPGA), which is present on the surface of 09-15-2011
20110223155ANTAGONIST ANTI-NOTCH3 ANTIBODIES AND THEIR USE IN THE PREVENTION AND TREATMENT OF NOTCH3-RELATED DISEASES - The present invention relates to antagonist antibodies that specifically bind to Notch 3 and inhibit its activation. The present invention includes antibodies binding to a conformational epitope comprising the first Lin12 domain and the second dimerization domain. The present invention also includes uses of these antibodies to treat or prevent Notch 3 related diseases or disorders.09-15-2011
20110229459ANTI-NR10 ANTIBODY AND USE THEREOF - The present inventors successfully obtained anti-NR10 antibodies having an effective neutralizing activity against NR10. The anti-NR10 antibodies provided by the present invention are useful as, for example, pharmaceuticals for treating or preventing inflammatory diseases.09-22-2011
20110229471METHODS OF DETERMINING RESPONSIVENESS TO ANTI-TNF ALPHA THERAPY IN INFLAMMATORY BOWEL DISEASE - The present invention relates to methods of prognosing responsiveness to anti-TNFα therapy by determining the presence or absence of risk factors in the individual. In one embodiment, the risk factors are genetic markers, serological markers and/or clinical phenotypes associated with non-responsiveness to treatment with anti-TNFα therapy in an individual diagnosed with IBD.09-22-2011
20110229470METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT OF AUTOIMMUNE DISEASE SECONDARY TO MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS - The invention provides methods of diagnosing multiple sclerosis (MS) patients, including methods of identifying multiple sclerosis patients who are at increased risk of developing a secondary autoimmune disease following lymphocyte depletion, caused, e.g., by treatment with an anti-CD52 antibody. Also embraced are methods of selecting treatment regimens for MS patients, and reagents useful in the above methods.09-22-2011
20110229463RECOMBINANT ANTI-EPIDERMAL GROWTH FACTOR RECEPTOR ANTIBODY COMPOSITIONS - The invention relates to the field of recombinant antibodies for use in human cancer therapy. More specifically the invention provides the use of an antibody composition with two distinct non-overlapping binding specificities to human EGFR. The antibody composition is effecting in treating cancer following treatment with other anti-EGFR antibodies, whether the cancer shows progression during or following the prior treatment or not. The antibody composition can also be used for repeated treatment of recurrent tumours following first-line therapy with the antibody composition of the invention, as the composition does not lead to selection of resistant tumours. A further therapeutic use is the use of an antibody composition of the invention for treatment of cancer that is resistant to known anti-EGFR antibodies.09-22-2011
20110229467TARGETING PAX2 FOR THE TREATMENT OF BREAST CANCER - The present application provides methods of prevention and/or treatment of breast cancer in a subject by inhibiting expression of PAX2. In the cancer treatment methods disclosed, the method of inhibiting expression of PAX2 can be by administration of a nucleic acid encoding an siRNA for PAX2. A method of treating cancer in a subject by administering DEFB1 is also provided. Similarly, provided is a method of treating cancer in a subject by increasing expression of DEFB1 in the subject.09-22-2011
20110229464PHARMACEUTICAL COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR TREATING AGE-RELATED MACULAR DEGENERATION WITH MELATONIN ANALOGUES - Pharmaceutical compositions and methods for treating and/or preventing age-related macular degeneration with melatonin analogues are provided.09-22-2011
20110229462Hepatocyte Growth Factor (HGF) Binding Proteins - The present invention provides a family of binding proteins that bind and neutralize the activity of hepatocyte growth factor (HGF), in particular human HGF. The binding proteins can be used as diagnostic and/or therapeutic agents. With regard to their therapeutic activity, the binding proteins can be used to treat certain HGF responsive disorders, for example, certain HGF responsive tumors.09-22-2011
20090004182Methods to Treat or Prevent Viral-Associated Lymphoproliferative Disorders - The disclosure relates to methods to prevent, treat, or slow the progression viral-associated lymphoproliferative disorders, EBV-associated lymphoproliferative disorders, and post-transplant lymphoproliferative disorders. In the methods, a TGF-β antagonist, e.g., an anti-TGF-β antibody is administered to a subject. Methods for treating viral-associated lymphoproliferative disorders and for enhancing T-cell responsiveness to a viral-associated lymphoproliferative disorder by administering a TGF-β antagonist are also described.01-01-2009
20090004183Compositions and Methods for Regulating the Alternative Pathway of Complement - The present invention provides compositions and methods for regulating the alternative complement pathway.01-01-2009
20090010926Extended Treatment of Multiple Sclerosis - Methods for extended treatment of multiple sclerosis are described.01-08-2009
20090232806Anti-CD70 Antibody And Its Use For The Treatment And Prevention Of Cancer And Immune Disorders - Disclosed are CD70 binding agents, such as anti-CD70 antibodies and derivatives, that induce a cytotoxic, cytostatic or immunomodulatory without conjugation to a therapeutic agents as well as pharmaceutical compositions and kits comprising the antibody or derivative. Also disclosed are methods for the treatment and prevention of CD70-expressing cancers and immunological disorders comprising administering the CD70 binding agents to a subject.09-17-2009
20090004184Polynucleotides and polypeptides associated with the development of rheumatoid arthritis - The present invention is directed to polynucleotides encoding polypeptides associated with the development of rheumatoid arthritis and homologs thereof. The invention further relates to diagnostic and therapeutic methods for utilizing these polynucleotides and polypeptides in the diagnosis, treatment, and/or prevention of rheumatoid arthritis and related disease states. The invention further relates to screening methods for identifying agonists and antagonists of the polynucleotides and polypeptides of the present invention, and compounds identified thereby.01-01-2009
20110142831USE OF IL-23 AND IL-17 ANTAGONISTS TO TREAT AUTOIMMUNE OCULAR INFLAMMATORY DISEASE - Novel methods and drug products for treating autoimmune ocular inflammatory disease are disclosed, which involve administration of agents that antagonize one or both of IL-17 and IL-23 activity.06-16-2011
20090208497HUMANIZED ANTI-CD4 ANTIBODY WITH IMMUNOSUPPRESSIVE PROPERTIES - A humanized antibody derived from mouse monoclonal anti-CD4 antibody B-F5 is able to activate CD25+CD4+ regulatory T cells and is useful for preparing immunosuppressive compositions.08-20-2009
20090208491Compositions and Methods for Diagnosing and Treating Cancer - Humanized antibodies that specifically binds to a non-ligand binding region of human Notch1 are described. Also described are methods of treating cancer, the methods comprising administering a therapeutically effective amount of a humanized anti-Notch1 antibody.08-20-2009
20090208496HUMANIZED ANTI-CD4 ANTIBODY WITH IMMUNOSUPPRESSIVE PROPERTIES - A humanized antibody derived from mouse monoclonal anti-CD4 antibody B-F5 is able to activate CD25+CD4+ regulatory T cells and is useful for preparing immunosuppressive compositions.08-20-2009
20090208489Antibodies That Bind OV064 and Methods of Use Therefor - Antibodies and antigen-binding fragments of antibodies that bind OV064 are disclosed. The antibodies bind an extracellular domain of OV064. Some of the antibodies and antigen-binding fragments bind an epitope on OV064 sufficient to induce internalization. In some embodiments, the antibodies are humanized, chimeric or human. Nucleic acids and vectors encoding the antibodies or portions thereof, recombinant cells that contain the nucleic acids, and compositions comprising the antibodies or antigen-binding fragments are also disclosed. The invention also provides therapeutic and diagnostic methods utilizing the antibodies and antigen-binding fragments provided herein.08-20-2009
20090208495ANTI-TUMOR EFFECTIVE PARAMYXOVIRUS - Paramyxovirus from the group APMV3, APMV4, APMV5, APMV6, APMV7, APMV8, APMV9, Mapueravirus and Fer-de-Lance virus are described, which can be used for the production of a medicament for the treatment of tumors. The virus has a selectivity to kill human tumor cells but not human normal differentiated and human normal proliferating cells at the same dose. By genetic engineering the virus can be modified in such a way that one or more genes are added or are replaced by the homologous genes of a related paramyxovirus. By that method the anti-tumor activity of the resulting chimeric virus is enhanced compared to the parental virus.08-20-2009
20090220503METHOD FOR TREATING CANCERS WITH INCREASED RAS SIGNALING - Disclosed herein are methods for treating a subject with, or at risk for, developing a tumor which has aberrantly increased Ras signaling. The method involves obtaining a biological sample from the subject, determining whether the biological sample contains cells which have aberrantly increased Ras signaling, and administering an agent that selectively inhibits Protein Kinase C (PKC) delta to the subject upon determination of the aberrantly increased Ras signaling, to thereby inhibit PKC-delta in the cell. The increased Ras signaling may result from expression of activated Ras, e.g. resulting from mutations in codon 12, 13, 59, 61, 63, 116, 117, or 146. Such mutations can be determined by detection of a nucleotide sequence encoding an activated form of Ras protein, or by detection of the activated Ras protein. The increased Ras signaling may result from over-expression of wild-type Ras, over-activation of wild-type Ras, or increased activation of one or more effector pathways downstream of Ras. The tumor cells of the individual may be malignant or non-malignant. The inhibitor(s) of PKC-delta may inhibit PKC-delta gene expression, reduce PKC-delta protein levels, and/or inhibit PKC-delta protein function by inhibiting kinase activity. Appropriate inhibitors are Rottlerin, Balanol, balanol analogs, KAI 9S03, and combinations thereof. Also disclosed are methods for determining the likelihood of effectiveness of administering an agent that selectively inhibits PKC-delta to a subject with a tumor. The methods involve determining the presence or absence of aberrantly increased Ras signaling in the tumor, wherein the presence of aberrantly increased Ras signaling indicates that administration of the PKC-delta inhibitor is likely to be effective.09-03-2009
20090220502B7 FAMILY MEMBER zB7H6 AND RELATED COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS - Disclosed is a newly identified B7 family member, zB7H6, which functions as a counter-receptor for the NK cell triggering receptor, NKp30. Methods and compositions for modulating NKp30-mediated NK cell activity based on the interaction of zB7H6 with NKp30, as well as related screening methods, are also disclosed. Further disclosed are anti-zB7H6 antibodies as well as antibody-drug conjugates comprising an anti-zB7H6 antibody conjugated to a therapeutic agent, including methods for using such antibodies and antibody-drug conjugates to exert therapeutic effects against zB7H6-expressing cells.09-03-2009
20090220499Agents for Suppressing Damage to Transplanted Islets After Islet Transplantation - The present inventors investigated anti-IL-6 receptor antibodies for their effect in suppressing damage to transplanted islets after islet transplantation. As a result, they found that anti-IL-6 receptor antibodies reduced damage to transplanted islets, improved islet survival, and corrected hyperglycemia in recipients. Further, they revealed that administration of the anti-IL-6 receptor antibodies of the present invention suppressed the production of inflammatory cytokines by infiltrating cells after transplantation. Specifically, the present inventors discovered for the first time that damage to transplanted islets after islet transplantation can be suppressed by using anti-IL-6 receptor antibodies according to the present invention.09-03-2009
20090220496NOVEL USES FOR ANTI-IGE THERAPY - The present invention provides methods of treating a mammal having chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), independent of both smoking status and asthma status/with a therapeutically effective amount of an anti-IgE Ênoiety. In accordance with the invention, COFD patients with an elevated serum IgE level may benefit from the treatment methods disclosed. In certain instances, the methods of the disclosure have been found, to be useful ioÊ the treatment of COPD patients regardless of their skin test results arid/or in vitro reactivity to a perennial aeroalleigen. Anti-EgE moieties, in accordance With the invention, include but are not limited to any IgG antibody that selectively binds to a given mammal iirunuitoglobulln E (e.g., human imntnnoglQbulin E) such as humanized arrti-IgEy hmuanized murine monoclonal antibody, and/or Qmalizumab.09-03-2009
20090220505METHODS OF INHIBITING AMYLOID TOXICITY - The present invention features methods and compositions for inhibiting amyloidogenic protein toxicity, inhibiting formation of an amyloidogenic protein deposit and/or treating amyloidogenic diseases by administering a pharmaceutically effective amount of one or more agents that bind an integrin or an integrin subunit.09-03-2009
20090220500AGENTS FOR TREATING CARDIOPATHY - The present inventors investigated the effects of anti-IL-6 receptor antibodies on improving the condition of infarcted areas in myocardial infarction, and on suppressing left ventricular remodeling after myocardial infarction. As a result, the administration of anti-IL-6 receptor antibodies significantly suppressed the increase of MPO activity in the infarcted area and suppressed myocardial MCP-1 expression in both the infarcted area and the non-infarcted area. Furthermore, echocardiography and histological examinations revealed that cardiac hypertrophy is also suppressed.09-03-2009
20080274103Adenylyl Cyclase Antibodies, Compositions and Uses Thereof - The invention relates to compositions and methods for diagnosing and treating cardiac conditions and neurodegenerative diseases using antibodies which specifically recognize and bind to the adenylyl cyclase 5 isoform in the heart and brain. These antibodies demonstrate high specificity to the AC5 isoform and do not cross react to any other AC5 isoform. The invention further relates to methods of delivery of drugs to the site of injured tissue using the antibodies of the present invention.11-06-2008
20090252725Use of CD23 Antibodies to Treat Malignancies in Patients with Poor Prognosis - The invention relates to methods of treating B-cell chronic lymphocytic leukemia, and other CD2310-08-2009
20080260733HUMANIZED COLLAGEN ANTIBODIES AND RELATED METHODS - The invention provides a grafted antibody, or functional fragment thereof, comprising one or more complementarity determining regions (CDRs) having at least one amino acid substitution in one or more CDRs of a heavy chain CDR, where the grafted antibody or functional fragment thereof has specific binding activity for a cryptic collagen epitope. The invention also provides methods of using an antibody having specific binding activity for a cryptic collagen epitope, including methods of inhibiting angiogenesis, tumor growth, and metastasis.10-23-2008
20080260732CHIMERIC AND HUMANIZED ANTIBODIES TO ALPHA5BETA1 INTEGRIN THAT MODULATE ANGIOGENESIS - The present invention provides chimeric and humanized antibodies that specifically recognize α5β1 integrin, and methods for using the antibodies for reducing or inhibiting angiogenesis in a tissue. Also provided are methods of determining therapeutically acceptable doses of the antibodies and pharmaceutical compositions including the same.10-23-2008
20080260730Treatment of Crohn's disease or psoriasis using anti-interferon gamma antibodies - The present invention provides a method of treating autoimmune diseases. In particular, it provides a method for the treatment of Crohn's disease or psoriasis comprising administering to a subject in need thereof a therapeutically effective amount of an antibody against interferon γ.10-23-2008
20080260729Method of Treating Cancer Comprising a Vegf-B Antgonist - The present invention relates generally to the field of cancer therapy and prophylaxis. More particularly, the present invention provides growth factor antagonists which inhibit the growth of cancers including tumors and pre-cancerous tissue. Even more particularly, the present invention is directed to antagonists of vascular endothelial growth factor-B and their use to inhibit the growth of cancer including tumor tissue and pre-cancerous tissue.10-23-2008
20080260727Modulation of Nkg2d - The present invention relates to methods and compositions for treating or preventing autoimmune and/or inflammatory disease. In particular, the present invention provides therapeutics for impairing the expansion and function of autoreactive T cells and/or NK cells, by modulating NKG2D.10-23-2008
20120141476FcGammaRIIB Specific Antibodies and Methods of Use Thereof - The present invention relates to antibodies or fragments thereof that bind FcγRIIB with greater affinity than said antibodies or fragments binds FcγRIIA. The invention encompasses the use of such antibodies or fragments for the treatment of diseases related to loss of balance of Fc receptor mediated signaling, such as cancer, autoimmune diseases, inflammatory diseases or IgE-mediated allergic disorders. The present invention also encompasses the use of such antibodies and fragments in combination with other cancer therapies, methods of enhancing the therapeutic effect of therapeutic antibodies, and methods of enhancing efficacy of vaccine compositions.06-07-2012
20120141468MAINTENANCE OF PLATELET INHIBITION DURING ANTIPLATELET THERAPY - A method for reducing or maintaining platelet inhibition in a patient by administering cangrelor prior to an invasive procedure is described. The method of this invention can be used for patients in need of antiplatelet therapy or at risk of thrombosis. The method can further be used in patients who were previously treated with long-acting platelet inhibitors without increasing the risk of excessive bleeding.06-07-2012
20120141467Ascorbic acid to treat chronic obstructive lung diseases and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma - Provided herein is a method for treating a tracheo-bronchial-alveolar tract disease in a subject in need thereof, the method comprising the step of administering to a subject in need of such treatment a pharmaceutical composition comprising a therapeutically effective amount of ascorbate or a derivative thereof. Also provided is a method for treating non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in a subject in need thereof, the method comprising the step of administering to the subject in need of such treatment a pharmaceutical composition comprising a therapeutically effective amount of ascorbate or a derivative thereof.06-07-2012
20100040615Digalactolipidic Antigen Exposed on the Surface of Apicomplex Parasites, and Diagnostic and Therapeutic Use Thereof - The invention relates to a digalactolipidic antigen exposed on the surface of apicomplex parasites, in the form of a vegetable-type digalactoglycerolipid, and adapted for inducing the production of specific antibodies capable of inhibiting the proliferation and/or the invasive properties of said parasites; the invention also relates to a derived antibody or functional antibody fragment, and to their diagnostic, immunotherapeutic and vaccine applications in human beings or animals.02-18-2010
20100003249POLYPEPTIDE CONSTRUCTS FOR TOPICAL ADMINISTRATION - The invention relates to a method suitable for administering protein therapeutic molecules orally, sublingually, topically, intravenously, subcutaneously, nasally, vaginally, rectally or by inhalation so as to avoid inactivation, by using VHH polypeptides derived from Camelidae antibodies. The invention further relates to the said therapeutic molecules. The invention further a method for delivering therapeutic molecules to the interior of cells. The invention further relates to anti-IgE therapeutic molecules.01-07-2010
20100003241Agents for treatment or prevention of an allergic disorder - The present invention relates to agents capable of treating or preventing an allergic disorder in an animal and a method of screening for these agents. In particular, the present invention relates to an isolated nucleic acid molecule comprising (a) an isolated nucleic acid molecule whose expression is modulated in a mammal suffering from or at elevated risk of developing an allergic condition, such that the level of expression of the nucleic acid differs from that in a mammal which is not suffering from or at elevated risk of developing the allergic condition, in which the nucleic acid comprises a sequence selected from the group consisting of sequences identified by probes 243610 at on human chromosome 9q21.13 at locus 138255, 1556097 at on human chromosome 15q25.2 and 242743 at on human chromosome 16p12.1 respectively, or (b) an isolated nucleic acid molecule which is the complement of the nucleic acid of (a), or (c) an isolated nucleic acid molecule which hybridizes under stringent conditions to the nucleic acid of (a) or (b).01-07-2010
20090252727GLUCAGON RECEPTOR ANTAGONISTS - The present invention relates to glucagon receptor polypeptide antagonists which inhibit the binding of the hormone glucagon to its receptor. More particularly, the present invention relates to high affinity glucagon receptor antibodies or Fab fragments thereof that inhibit binding of glucagon to its receptor and their use in the treatment or prevention of type 2 diabetes (NIDDM) and related disorders in mammalian species.10-08-2009
20090252726ANTIBODIES FOR INHIBITING BLOOD COAGULATION AND METHODS OF USE THEREOF - The invention includes antibodies that provide superior anti-coagulant activity by binding native human TF with high affinity and specificity. Antibodies of the invention can effectively inhibit blood coagulation in vivo. Antibodies of the invention can bind native human TF, either alone or present in a TF:FVIIa complex, effectively preventing factor X or FIX binding to TF or that complex, and thereby reducing blood coagulation. Preferred antibodies of the invention specifically bind a conformational epitope predominant to native human TF, which epitope provides an unexpectedly strong antibody binding site. Also provided are humanized antibodies and fragments thereof that bind to the TF.10-08-2009
20090274692CD37 IMMUNOTHERAPEUTIC AND COMBINATION WITH BIFUNCTIONAL CHEMOTHERAPEUTIC THEREOF - The present disclosure provides a humanized anti-CD37 small modular immunopharmaceutical (SMIP) molecule, as well as synergistic combination therapies of CD37-specific binding molecules (such as anti-CD37 SMIP proteins or antibodies) with bifunctional chemotherapeutics (such as bendamustine) that can be administered concurrently or sequentially, for use in treating or preventing B-cell related autoimmune, inflammatory, or hyperproliferative diseases.11-05-2009
20090274690Human IgM antibodies, and diagnostic and therapeutic uses thereof particularly in the central nervous system - Antibodies, and particularly human antibodies, are disclosed that demonstrate activity in the treatment of demyelinating diseases as well as other diseases of the central nervous system that are of viral, bacterial or idiopathic origin, including neural dysfunction caused by spinal cord injury. Neuromodulatory agents are set forth that include and comprise a material selected from the group consisting of an antibody capable of binding structures or cells in the central nervous system, a peptide analog, a hapten, active fragments thereof, agonists thereof, mimics thereof, monomers thereof and combinations thereof. The neuromodulatory agent has one or more of the following characteristics: it is capable of inducing remyelination; binding to neural tissue; promoting Ca11-05-2009
20100150922Use of TNF-alpha Inhibitors for Treating a Nerve Disorder Mediated by Nucleus Pulposus - The present invention relates to a method and a pharmaceutical composition for treatment of nerve disorders comprising administration of a therapeutically effective dosage of at least two substances selected from the group consisting of TNF inhibitors, IL-1 inhibitors, IL-6 inhibitors, IL-8 inhibitors, FAS inhibitors, FAS ligand inhibitors, and IFN-gamma inhibitors. Preferably, at least one of the substances is a TNF inhibitor.06-17-2010
20120195891METHODS, COMPOSITIONS, AND KITS FOR TREATING SHIGA TOXIN ASSOCIATED CONDITIONS - The invention features methods, compositions, and kits for treating a subject having a Shiga toxin associated disease with chimeric anti-Shiga Toxin 1 (cαStx1) and anti-Shiga Toxin 2 (cαStx2) antibodies.08-02-2012
20120195892IMMUNOGLOBULIN MOLECULES WITH IMPROVED CHARACTERISTICS - The present invention provides for IgG1 molecules with improved characteristics. In particular, substitution mutations are provided that, in combination, facilitate improved placental transfer, improved serum half-life and improved FcRn binding. Substitution mutations are also provided, that in combination, can be used to block FcRn function and thereby increase the clearance rates of other (endogenous or exogenous) IgGs, block placental transport of IgGs and have increased affinity/reduced pH dependence for FcRn binding.08-02-2012
20120195890OLIGONUCLEOTIDES INHIBITING CELLULAR MIGRATION - Oligonucleotides inhibiting cellular migration, and the use of at least one inhibitor of protein expression, which inhibits the expression of TSP1 protein, or a protein, which controls the expression of TSP1 or mediates the activity of TSP1, or one inhibitor of protein activity, this inhibitor inhibiting the activity of the TSP1 protein, in particular the activity responsible for the stimulation of cell migration, or one protein which controls the expression or mediates the activity of TSP1 for the manufacture of a drug for the prevention or the treatment of primary tumors or invasive or metastatic tumors.08-02-2012
20120195889BIOMARKERS AND METHODS FOR DETERMINING SENSITIVITY TO EPIDERMAL GROWTH FACTOR RECEPTOR MODULATORS - EGFR biomarkers useful in a method for predicting the likelihood that a mammal that will respond therapeutically to a method of treating cancer comprising administering an EGFR modulator, wherein the method comprises (a) measuring in the mammal the level of at least one biomarker selected from epiregulin and amphiregulin, (b) exposing a biological sample from the mammal to the EGFR modulator, and (c) following the exposing of step (b), measuring in the biological sample the level of the at least one biomarker, wherein an increase in the level of the at least one biomarker measured in step (c) compared to the level of the at least one biomarker measured in step (a) indicates an increased likelihood that the mammal will respond therapeutically to the method of treating cancer.08-02-2012
20120195888Humanized Antibodies Against Human Interferon-Alpha - The present invention provides humanized anti-human IFN-α monoclonal antibodies useful for therapeutic applications in humans. Preferred antibodies are humanized versions of murine antibodies ACO-1 and ACO-2, as well as variants thereof.08-02-2012
20120195887Inhibitor Compounds and Cancer Treatment Methods - A synergistically effective combination of an anti-cancer agent and a therapeutic compound, such as an mTOR-Rictor complex inhibitor, a Serine 473 phosphorylation inhibitor, an AKT2 inhibitor, or a combination thereof, for use in the treatment of cancer, and methods and uses thereof. Also included are methods and uses of a thiosemicarbazone for treating a cancer in a mammal in need thereof characterized by over-expression of RAS, by an EGFR mutation, and/or by over-expression of AKT2.08-02-2012
20120195886SODIUM PUMP ANTIBODY AGONISTS AND METHODS OF TREATING HEART DISEASE USING THE SAME - Antibodies that are agonists of sodium pump (Na08-02-2012
20120195885COMPOSITIONS CONTAINING GLYCOSYLATED ANTIBODIES AND USES THEREOF - The present invention provides compositions of antibodies, e.g., human antibodies, of varying glycosylation structures that serve to achieve desired rates of serum clearance. The invention also provides methods for modulating the pharmacokinetics of antibodies, e.g., human antibodies, and therapeutic compositions containing such antibodies. These methods rely on varying the glycosylation structures of the antibodies, e.g., human antibodies, to achieve desired rates of serum clearance.08-02-2012
20120195884METHODS AND PRODUCTS FOR EVALUATING AN IMMUNE RESPONSE TO A THERAPEUTIC PROTEIN - The invention relates to methods and products for the identification of a clinically significant immune response in subjects treated with a therapeutic protein. Aspects of the invention relate to methods and compositions for identifying a clinically significant immune response in patients treated with therapeutic amounts of a VLA4 binding antibody (e.g., natalizumab). A second aspect of the invention concerns the chronological details of sample collection for determining the titre of antibodies against the therapeutic protein, e.g. the collection of at least two samples at two different time points. A third aspect of the invention relates to the selection of the critical threshold level, which corresponds to the antibody titre of untreated patients increased by the double of the standard deviation of this control antibody titre.08-02-2012
20090117103M-CSF Antibody compositions Having Reduced Levels of Endotoxin - The present invention provides for compositions of anti-M-CSF antibodies that are substantially free of endotoxin. Also provided are methods of treating M-CSF-mediated disorders with pharmaceutical formulations of anti-M-CSF antibodies having reduced endotoxin levels, including inflammatory diseases and neoplasia disorders.05-07-2009
20090258016Substituted imidazole derivatives - The present invention relates to new substituted imidazole compounds and pharmaceutically acceptable salts, esters or prodrugs thereof, compositions of the new compounds together with pharmaceutically acceptable carriers, and uses of the new compounds. The compounds of the invention have the following general formula:10-15-2009
20100166754Methods and Compositions For Treating Autoimmune Diseases or Conditions - The present invention relates to methods of treating immune disorders, particularly autoimmune and inflammatory disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis, and methods of producing antibodies for use in therapeutic strategies for treating such disorders. Generally, the present methods involve the use of antibodies that specifically bind to NKG2D receptors present on the surface of cells underlying the disorders.07-01-2010
20100150906ANTIBODIES - The present invention is related to methods and compositions for the therapeutic and diagnostic use in the treatment of diseases and disorders which are caused by or associated with amyloid or amyloid-like proteins including amyloidosis, a group of disorders and abnormalities associated with amyloid protein such as Alzheimer's disease. The present invention provides novel methods and compositions comprising highly specific and highly effective antibodies having the ability to specifically recognize and bind to specific epitopes from a range of j3-amyloid proteins. The antibodies enabled by the teaching of the present invention are particularly useful for the treatment of diseases and disorders which are caused by or associated with amyloid or amyloid-like proteins including amyloidosis, a group of diseases and disorders associated with amyloid plaque formation including secondary amyloidosis and age-related amyloidosis including, but not limited to, neurological disorders such as Alzheimer's Disease (AD).06-17-2010
20100266586VARIABLE ANTIBODIES - The present invention discloses inhibitory antibodies against Factor VIII with modified glycosylation, either by enzymatic deglycosylation or by site directed mutagenesis. Said antibodies with modified glycosylation have equal affinity for FVIII but show different inhibiting properties. The use of one or a mixture of said antibodies allow modulation of the inhibition of factor VIII to levels between 40 and 95%. The present invention further discloses pharmaceutical compositions comprising inhibitory antibodies against Factor VIII with modified glycosylation, combinations of these antibodies and methods for treating haemostasis disorders using said antibodies and antibody mixtures.10-21-2010
20080317748MAMMALIAN 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.12-25-2008
20100015137RECEPTOR THAT BINDS TRAIL - A protein designated TRAIL receptor binds the protein known as TNF-Related Apoptosis-Inducing Ligand (TRAIL). The TRAIL receptor finds use in purifying TRAIL or inhibiting activities thereof. Isolated DNA sequences encoding TRAIL-R polypeptides are provided, along with expression vectors containing the DNA sequences, and host cells transformed with such recombinant expression vectors. Antibodies that are immunoreactive with TRAIL-R are also provided.01-21-2010
20100015140Inhibitor Compounds and Cancer Treatment Methods - A synergistically effective combination of an anti-cancer agent and a therapeutic compound, such as an mTOR-Rictor complex inhibitor, a Serine 473 phosphorylation inhibitor, an AKT2 inhibitor, or a combination thereof, for use in the treatment of cancer, and methods and uses thereof. Also included are methods and uses of a thiosemicarbazone for treating a cancer in a mammal in need thereof characterized by over-expression of RAS, by an EGFR mutation, and/or by over-expression of AKT2.01-21-2010
20100015134Therapy With CD4 Binding Peptides and Radiation - The present invention relates to a peptide, such as an antibody, capable of binding to CD4 and use thereof for the mediation of radiation treatment of a clinical condition. The radiation treatment may for instance by treatment with PUVA.01-21-2010
20090274694CYTOKINE RECEPTOR ZCYTOR17 MULTIMERS - Novel polypeptide combinations, polynucleotides encoding the polypeptides, and related compositions and methods are disclosed for zcytor17-containing multimeric or heterodimer cytokine receptors that may be used as novel cytokine antagonists, and within methods for detecting ligands that stimulate the proliferation and/or development of hematopoietic, lymphoid and myeloid cells in vitro and in vivo. The present invention also includes methods for producing the multimeric or heterodimeric cytokine receptor, uses therefor and antibodies thereto.11-05-2009
20110229460 ANTI-CD137 ANTIBODY AS AN AGENT IN THE TREATMENT OF INFLAMMATORY CONDITIONS - The present invention relates to the treatment of inflammatory conditions including atherosclerosis and sepsis. In particular, the invention relates to treatment of these conditions using antibodies.09-22-2011
20090274691Use of CD25 binding molecules in steroid-resistant patients - A method is provided for treating the diseases autoimmune hepatitis, eczema, vasculitis, temporal arteritis, sarcoid and Crohn's disease, in a steroid-resistant or steroid-sensitive patient. The method comprises administering to the patient an effective amount of a CD25 binding molecule and a steroid.11-05-2009
20100150907PRO115 ANTIBODY COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS OF USE - The invention provides isolated anti-Pro115 antibodies that bind to Pro115. The invention also encompasses compositions comprising an anti-Pro115 antibody and a carrier. These compositions can be provided in an article of manufacture or a kit. Another aspect of the invention is an isolated nucleic acid encoding an anti-Pro115 antibody, as well as an expression vector comprising the isolated nucleic acid. Also provided are cells that produce the anti-Pro115 antibodies. The invention encompasses a method of producing the anti-Pro115 antibodies. Other aspects of the invention are a method of killing an Pro115-expressing cancer cell, comprising contacting the cancer cell with an anti-Pro115 antibody and a method of alleviating or treating an Pro115-expressing cancer in a mammal, comprising administering a therapeutically effective amount of the anti-Pro115 antibody to the mammal.06-17-2010
20100150914AGONIST TRKB ANTIBODIES AND USES THEREOF - TrkB agonist antibodies and methods of their use are provided.06-17-2010
20100150912BLOCKING INTERACTION BETWEEN PATHOGEN FACTORS AND FACTOR H TO INHIBIT HEMORRHAGIC SYNDROMES - If pathogen factors such as meningococcal NMB 1870 or flaviviral NS1 are able to sequester factor H in the blood then its inhibitory effect on complement may be disturbed, thereby permitting C3 to initiate a dramatic attack on host endothelial tissue. In combination with a strong inflammatory response, this attack can result in sever damage to the endothelium, with resulting hemorrhagic syndrome. Blocking the interaction between pathogen factors and factor H may thus be used to treat and/or prevent these pathogen-induced hemorrhagic syndromes. The interaction may, for instance, be blocked by antibodies, either delivered endogenously (passive immunisation) or produced by a patient's immune system (active immunisation).06-17-2010
20120034211EGFR antibodies comprising modular recognition domains - Antibodies containing one or more modular recognition domains (MRDs) that can be used to target the antibodies to specific sites are described. The use of antibodies containing one or more modular recognition domains to treat disease, and methods of making antibodies containing one or more modular recognition domains are also described.02-09-2012
20120141474TNF-alpha Antagonists and Methotrexate in the Treatment of TNF-Mediated Disease - Methods for treating and/or preventing a TNF-mediated disease in an individual are disclosed. Also disclosed is a composition comprising methotrexate and an anti-tumor necrosis factor antibody. TNF-mediated diseases include rheumatoid arthritis, Crohn's disease, and acute and chronic immune diseases associated with transplantation.06-07-2012
20100178290Methods for reducing viral load in HIV-1 infected patients - This invention provides a method of reducing viral load in an HIV-1-infected human subject which comprises administering to the subject an effective HIV-1 viral load reducing dose of a CCR5 receptor antagonist, such as a humanized antibody designated PRO 140 or an anti-CCR5 receptor monoclonal antibody, wherein the viral load reducing dose achieves an average maximum decrease of viral load in the subject of at least 1.83 log07-15-2010
20100178292CRYPTIC GLYCAN MARKERS AND APPLICATIONS THEREOF - The present invention relates to a novel glycan marker of cancer and monoclonal antibodies against it. Furthermore, novel glycan markers and their use in the detection and monitoring of cancerous cells and cancer-associated or specific antibody signatures are described.07-15-2010
20100183595Antibody against secreted N-terminal peptide of GPC3 present in blood or C-terminal peptide of GPC3 - Disclosed is an antibody against a secreted form of GPC3 capable of detecting a secreted form of glypican 3 (GPC3) in a test sample. It is possible to determine whether a subject suffers from cancer, in particular hepatoma. Also disclosed is an antibody against GPC as well as a cell disrupting agent and an anti-cancer agent comprising the same, which can disrupt cells, in particular cancer cells.07-22-2010
20110177064Compositions and Methods for Treatment of Ovarian Cancer - The present invention relates to surprisingly effective anti-cancer drug combinations, pharmaceutical compositions comprising the same, and uses thereof in the treatment of ovarian cancer. In particular, the present invention is based on the discovery that the administration of a CD56 antibody linked to a cytotoxic compound (e.g.,, an immunoconjugate) in combination with at least two chemotherapeutic agents (in particular a taxane compound and a platinum compound), improves the therapeutic index in the treatment of ovarian cancer over and above the additive effects of the anticancer agents used alone. In one embodiment of the invention, combinations of the CD56 antibody, or fragment thereof, linked to a cytotoxic compound plus additional chemotherapeutic agents have a synergistic effect in the ovarian cancer therapeutic index. The present invention also provides methods of modulating the growth of selected cell populations, such as ovarian cancer cells, by administering a therapeutically effective amount of such combinations.07-21-2011
20090117105HUMANIZED ANTI-VENEZUELAN EQUINE ENCEPHALITIS VIRUS RECOMBINANT ANTIBODY - A CDR grafted humanized rAb comprises a human Ig framework having CDRs from murine mAb 1A4A1 VH and VL. DNA sequences and vectors incorporating such sequences are also provided as are pharmaceutical preparations and methods of using the humanized rAbs.05-07-2009
20100260751Methods and Structural Conformations of Antibody Preparations with Increased Resistance to Proteases - Antibody preparations with reduced hydrophobic interactions between Fc side chains and sugar residues of the oligosaccharide backbone present in the CH2 regions of the Fc and/or increased hydrophilic reactions between Fc side chains and sugar residues in the CH2 regions of the Fc-containing protein compared to a wild-type antibody, are prepared by enzymatic treatment, expression under certain conditions, use of particular host cells, and contact with serum. These antibody preparations resist cleavage by proteases, such as papain, ficin, bromolein, pepsin, a matrix metalloproteinase, such as MMP-7, neutrophil elastase (HNE), stromelysin (MMP-3) and macrophage elastase (MMP-12), and glycosylation modification enzymes.10-14-2010
20100183606MONOCYCLIC HETEROCYCLES AS KINASE INHIBITORS - The present invention is directed to compounds having the formula07-22-2010
20100183604PREVENTIVE/REMEDY FOR CANCER - The present invention provides an agent for preventing or treating a trastuzumab-resistant cancer, which contains one or more medicaments selected from a cofilin inhibitor, a PAK1 inhibitor, a LIMK inhibitor, a RHO inhibitor, a ROCK1 inhibitor and a ROCK2 inhibitor.07-22-2010
20100183594STEROID-SPARING METHODS OF TREATING BRAIN EDEMA - The present invention relates to therapeutic regimens or protocols designed for the treatment, management or prevention of edema. In particular, the invention pertains to methods of treating or managing edema associated with brain tumors involving the administration of a therapeutically effective amount of corticorelin acetate that achieves a steroid-sparing effect.07-22-2010
20100183601Combination of Aurora Kinase Inhibitors and Anti-CD20 Antibodies - The present invention relates to methods for the treatment of hematological malignancies. In particular, the invention provides methods for treatment of hematological malignancies by administering Aurora kinase inhibitors in combination with anti-CD20 antibodies.07-22-2010
20100183602Induction of Tolerogenic Phenotype in Mature Dendritic Cells - The present invention relates to the use of a CD45 binding molecule to modulate the function of Dendritic cells. In particular the present invention relates to the use of a CD45 binding molecule to induce tolerogenic dendritic cells, useful in the treatment of diseases or disorders such as autoimmune diseases, transplant rejection.07-22-2010
20100183598METHODS OF TREATING CARDIOVASCULAR DISORDERS - Disclosed herein, in certain embodiments, is a method for treating a cardiovascular disorder. In some embodiments, the method comprises co-administering an inhibitor of inflammation and an agent used to treat a cardiovascular disorder.07-22-2010
20100183593Gene Polymorphisms Predictive for Dual TKI Therapy - The invention provides compositions and methods for determining the likelihood of successful treatment with dual therapy such as lapatinib. The methods comprise determining the genomic polymorphism or expression level of a gene present in a predetermined region of a gene of interest and correlating the polymorphism or expression level to the predictive response. Patients identified as likely responsive are then treated with the appropriate therapy.07-22-2010
20100260754DKK-1 ANTIBODIES - The invention provides human engineered antibodies, antigen-binding fragments thereof, that bind to, and inhibit the activity of, human DKK-1, and which are effective in treating diseases in which pathogenesis is mediated by DKK-1.10-14-2010
20100260755IBUDILAST AND IMMUNOMODULATORS COMBINATION - The invention contemplates methods and compositions for treating multiple sclerosis including the administration of a PDE inhibitor and at least one immunomodulator comprising mitoxantrone, natalizumab, fingolimod, laquinimod, cladribine, dimethylfumarate or a mixture comprising synthetic polypeptide analogs of myelin basic protein, including alanine, glutamic acid, lysine, and tyrosine amino acid residues, in a therapeutically effective amount. A preferred PDE inhibitor includes ibudilast.10-14-2010
20100260756ANTIBODIES AND RELATED MOLECULES THAT BIND TO 161P2F10B PROTEINS - Antibodies and molecules derived therefrom that bind to 161P2F10B protein and variants thereof, are described wherein 161P2F10B exhibits tissue specific expression in normal adult tissue, and is aberrantly expressed in the cancers listed in Table I. Consequently, 161P2F10B provides a diagnostic, prognostic, prophylactic and/or therapeutic target for cancer. The 161P2F10B gene or fragment thereof, or its encoded protein, or variants thereof, or a fragment thereof, can be used to elicit a humoral or cellular immune response; antibodies or T cells reactive with 161P2F10B can be used in active or passive immunization.10-14-2010
20100189719ANTI-VEGF ANTIBODIES - Anti-VEGF antibodies and variants thereof, including those having high affinity for binding to VEGF, are disclosed. Also provided are methods of using phage display technology with naïve libraries to generate and select the anti-VEGF antibodies with desired binding and other biological activities. Further contemplated are uses of the antibodies in research, diagnostic and therapeutic applications.07-29-2010
20100183605TES7 AND ANTIBODIES THAT BIND THERETO - The invention provides the identification and characterization of a disease and cancer-associated antigen, TES7. The invention also provides a family of monoclonal antibodies that bind to antigen TES7, methods of diagnosing and treating various human cancers and diseases with TES7.07-22-2010
20100166755ANTI-EGFR ANTIBODIES - The present invention encompasses EGFR specific monoclonal antibodies, or antigen-binding portions thereof. These antibodies, or antigen-binding portions thereof, have high affinity for EGFR, inhibit the activation of EGFR, and are useful for the treatment of EGFR mediated cancers.07-01-2010
20100166750Indications for Anti-IL-1 Beta Therapy - This invention relates to a novel use of IL-1β-ligand/IL-1 receptor disrupting compounds (herein referred to as “IL-1beta Compounds”); such as small molecular compounds disrupting IL-1β ligand-IL-1 receptor interaction, IL-1β antibodies or IL-1 receptor antibodies, e.g. IL-1β binding molecules described herein, e.g. antibodies disclosed herein, e.g. IL-1β binding compounds or IL-1 receptor binding compounds, and/or RNA compounds decreasing either IL-1β ligands or IL-1 receptor protein levels, in the treatment and/or prevention of auto-inflammatory syndromes, e.g. Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis or adult rheumatoid arthritis syndrome and to methods of treating and/or preventing auto-inflammatory syndromes, e.g. Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis or adult rheumatoid arthritis syndrome, in mammals, particularly humans.07-01-2010
20100166742METHOD FOR PROMOTING IMMUNOTHERAPIES - The present invention relates to an ex vivo method for increasing the effectiveness of antibodies and Fcγ receptor-binding active ingredients, comprising the steps of: a) preparing a blood sample of a patient; b) subjecting the blood sample to an immunoapheresis; c) administering a therapeutically effective antibody or an Fcγ receptor-binding active ingredient to the patient.07-01-2010
20110110943SOLUBLE RECEPTOR BR43X2 AND METHODS OF USING - Soluble, secreted tumor necrosis factor receptor polypeptides, polynucleotides encoding the polypeptides, and related compositions and methods are disclosed. The polypeptides comprise one cysteine-rich repeat that is homologous to other tumor necrosis factor receptors, such as transmembrane activator and CAML-interactor (TACI). The polypeptides may be used for detecting ligands, agonists and antagonists. The polypeptides may also be used in methods that modulate B cell activation.05-12-2011
20080206238Angiogenesis-Inhibiting Chimeric Protein and the Use - The present invention is directed to DNA sequence encoding angiogenesis-inhibiting recombinant chimeric protein, the chimeric protein per se, the pharmaceutical use of the chimeric protein, and to the pharmaceutical composition containing the recombinant protein and the formulation thereof.08-28-2008
20100150915METHODS OF TREATING MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS BY ADMINISTRATION OF ALPHA-FETOPROTEIN IN COMBINATION WITH AN INTEGRIN ANTAGONIST - The present invention relates to methods for treating multiple sclerosis by administering therapeutically effective amounts of an alpha-fetoprotein polypeptide (or a biologically active fragment, derivative, or analog thereof) and an integrin antagonist (e.g., natalizumab) to a patient in need thereof. Also disclosed are compositions and kits that comprise therapeutically effective amounts of an alpha-fetoprotein polypeptide (or a biologically active fragment, derivative, or analog thereof) and an integrin antagonist (e.g., natalizumab).06-17-2010
20100183597DRAK2 EXPRESSION IS ASSOCIATED WITH DIABETES - Drak2 is a member of the death-associated protein family and a serine threonine kinase. In this study, we investigated its role in beta-cell survival and diabetes. Drak2 mRNA and protein were rapidly induced in islet beta-cells after stimulation by inflammatory cytokines known to be present in type 1 diabetes. Drak2 upregulation was accompanied by increased beta-cell apoptosis, beta-cell apoptosis caused by the said stimuli was inhibited by Drak2 knockdown using siRNA. Conversely, transgenic (Tg) Drak2 overexpression led to aggravated beta-cell apoptosis triggered by the stimuli. Further in vivo experiments demonstrated that Drak2 overexpressed in Tg islets is responsible for type 1 diabetes-prone phenotype. Purified Drak2 could phosphorylate ribosomal protein S6 (p70S6) kinase in an in vitro kinase assay. Drak2 overexpression in NIT-1 cells led to enhanced p70S6 kinase phosphorylation, while Drak2 knockdown in these cells reduced it. These mechanistic studies proved that p70S6 kinase was a bona fide Drak2 substrate in vitro and in vivo.07-22-2010
20100183596Virulence Factors of Streptoccus Pnuemoniae - The present invention provides proteins/genes, which are essential for survival, and consequently, for virulence of 07-22-2010
20100166752Anti A Beta Antibody Formulation - The present invention provides formulations for maintaining the stability of Aβ binding polypeptides, for example, Aβ antibodies. Exemplary formulations include a tonicity agent such as mannitol and a buffering agent or amino acid such as histidine. Other exemplary formulations include an antioxidant in a sufficient amount as to inhibit by-product formation, for example, the formation of high molecular weight polypeptide aggregates, low molecular weight polypeptide degradation fragments, and mixtures thereof. The formulations of the invention optionally comprise a tonicity agent, such as mannitol, and a buffering agent or amino acid such as histidine. The formulations are suitable for several different routes of administration.07-01-2010
20080213263METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR TREATMENT OF IMMUNE DYSFUNCTION DISORDERS - Methods and compositions are disclosed for modulating the immune system of animals. Applicants have identified that oral administration of immunoglobulin or plasma fractions purified from animal serum can modulate serum IgG and/or TNF-α levels for treatment of autoimmune disorders, potentiation of vaccination protocols, and improvement of overall health and weight gain in animals, including humans.09-04-2008
20080213265HUMAN CYTOMEGALOVIRUS NEUTRALISING ANTIBODIES AND USE THEREOF - The invention relates to neutralising antibodies which are specific for human cytomegalovirus and bind with high affinity as well as immortalised B cells that produce such antibodies. The invention also relates to the epitopes that the antibodies bind to as well as the use of the antibodies and the epitopes in screening methods as well as the diagnosis and therapy of disease.09-04-2008
20090004187POLYMORPHISM IN THE APO(A) GENE PREDICT RESPONSIVENESS TO ACETYLSALICYLIC ACID TREATMENT (RIDKER) - This invention relates to nucleotide polymorphisms in the human Apo(a) gene and to the use of Apo(a) nucleotide polymorphisms in identifying whether a human subject will respond or not to treatment with acetylsalicylic acid.01-01-2009
20100221244ANTAGONIZING SIGNAL TRANSDUCTION IN DORSAL ROOT GANGLION CELLS IN A SUBJECT WITH IL-31 ANTAGONISTS - Use of antagonists to IL-31 are used to treat inflammation and pain by inhibiting, preventing, reducing, minimizing, limiting or minimizing stimulation in neuronal tissues. Such antagonists include antibodies and fragments, derivative, or variants thereof. Symptoms such as pain, tingle, sensitization, tickle associated with neuropathies are ameliorated.09-02-2010
20100239573METHOD OF INHIBITING COMPLEMENT ACTIVATION WITH FACTOR Bb SPECIFIC ANTIBODIES - A process of inhibiting the adverse effects of alternative complement pathway activation products in a subject includes administering to the subject an amount of anti-factor Bb antibody effective to selectively inhibit formation of an alternative complement pathway activation products C3a, C5a, and C5b-9, and activation of neutrophils, monocytes, and platelets.09-23-2010
20110059085Staphylococcus aureus-specific antibody preparations - A new antibody-based strategy for treating or preventing 03-10-2011
20100215653METHODS OF TREATING NEOPLASTIC, AUTOIMMUNE AND INFLAMMATORY DISEASES - Methods of treating cancer and autoimmune and inflammatory diseases are provided.08-26-2010
20110059083AGENT FOR TREATING DISEASE - The present invention provides pharmaceutical composition for treating an autoimmune disease comprising a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier and an agent capable of activating CD4+CD25+ regulatory T cells, wherein the composition is to be administered to a subject at most every 3 days.03-10-2011
20110059082AGENT FOR TREATING DISEASE - The present invention provides a pharmaceutical composition for treating an autoimmune disease comprising a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier and an agent capable of activating CD4+CD25+ regulatory T cells, wherein the composition is to be administered to a subject in a dose of the agent from 10 mg to 200 mg.03-10-2011
20110059081METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR THE TREATMENT OF RECEPTOR TYROSINE KINASE MEDIATED DISEASES OR DISORDERS - The present disclosure provides methods and compositions for treating a disease or disorder in a subject, the method comprising, administering to the subject a therapeutically effective amount of one or more receptor tyrosine kinase inhibitors and a therapeutically effective amount of one or more inhibitors of the dihydrofolate reductase (DHFR) pathway including, for example, methyltransferase inhibitors.03-10-2011
20110059079Antibody Coformulations - This invention relates to stable formulations of multiple antibodies comprising a plurality of antibodies and an effective amount of a succinate buffer wherein the pH of the formulation is between about 4.5 and about 7.0.03-10-2011
20110059078ANTI-IFNAR1 ANTIBODIES WITH REDUCED FC LIGAND AFFINITY - The invention provides anti-IFNAR1 antibodies with reduced affinity for Fc receptors and/or ligands and methods of making and using such antibodies.03-10-2011
20110059077HUMANIZED ANTI-HUMAN ALPHA 9-INTEGRIN ANTIBODY - The present invention provides a humanized anti-human α9 integrin antibody having improved activity and/or property as compared to a donor mouse anti-human α9 integrin antibody, namely, a humanized anti-human α9 integrin antibody containing a heavy-chain variable region consisting of the amino acid sequence shown by SEQ ID NO:11 and a light-chain variable region consisting of the amino acid sequence shown by SEQ ID NO:17, a humanized anti-human α9 integrin antibody containing a heavy-chain variable region consisting of the amino acid sequence shown by SEQ ID NO:13 and a light-chain variable region consisting of the amino acid sequence shown by SEQ ID NO:17, a humanized anti-human α9 integrin antibody containing a heavy-chain variable region consisting of the amino acid sequence shown by SEQ ID NO:15 and a light-chain variable region consisting of the amino acid sequence shown by SEQ ID NO:9, and a means for the prophylaxis or treatment of various diseases involving human α9 integrin in the pathogenesis, which uses the antibody.03-10-2011
20100215655ANGIOGENESIS-INHIBITING CHIMERIC PROTEINS AND THE USE - The present invention is directed to DNA sequence encoding angionenesis-inhibiting recombinant chimeric protein, the chimeric protein per se, the pharmaceutical use of the chimeric protein, and to the pharmaceutical composition containing the recombinant protein and the formulation thereof.08-26-2010
20100215654Methods of treating Osteoarthritis with IL-6 Antagonists - The present invention provides for methods of treating osteoarthritis with IL-6 antagonists such as IL-6 antibodies.08-26-2010
20100215652NICOTINAMIDE DERIVATES USEFUL AS P38 INHIBITORS - Compounds of formula (I):08-26-2010
20100215651Humanized antibodies that bind to CD19 and their uses - The present invention relates to humanized antibodies or fragments thereof that bind to human CD19. More specifically, the present invention relates to a humanized antibody or fragment thereof that binds to human CD19 comprising a heavy chain CDR1 comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 27, and/or a heavy chain CDR2 comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 28, and/or a heavy chain CDR3 comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 29; and/or comprising a light chain CDR1 comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 30, and/or a light chain CDR2 comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 31 and/or a light chain CDR3 comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 32.08-26-2010
20100215648Detecting Agent and Therapeutic Agent for Highly Malignant Breast Cancer - The detection agent for high malignancy breast cancer of the present invention includes an antibody against collagen XIV, or a variant or derivative or fragment of the antibody. The therapeutic agent for high malignancy breast cancer of the present invention includes a conjugate of an anticancer drug and an antibody against that protein, or a variant or derivative or fragment thereof. According to the present invention, it is possible to easily and accurately detect and diagnose high malignancy breast cancer.08-26-2010
20110059076HUMAN SERUM ALBUMIN LINKERS AND CONJUGATES THEREOF - Disclosed is a human serum albumin (HSA) linker and HSA linker with binding, diagnostic, and therapeutic agents conjugated thereto. Also disclosed is a conjugate in which the HSA linker is covalently bonded to amino and carboxy terminal binding moieties that are first and second single-chain Fv molecules (scFvs). Exemplified conjugates are useful, e.g., in reducing tumor cell proliferation, e.g., for therapeutic therapeutic applications. Also disclosed are methods and kits for the diagnostic and therapeutic application of an HSA linker conjugate.03-10-2011
20110059074Knowledge-Based Proliferation Signatures and Methods of Use - The present invention provides methods and compositions for predicting patient responses to cancer treatment using a proliferation gene signature. These methods can comprise measuring in a biological sample from a patient the levels of gene expression of a group of the genes designated herein. The present invention also provides for microarrays that can detect expression from a group of genes.03-10-2011
20110059073METHOD FOR TREATING INFECTIOUS DISEASE USING MONOCLONAL ANTIBODIES - The invention concerns a method for obtaining and selecting monoclonal antibodies by an ADDC-type test, said antibodies capable of activating type III Fcγ receptors and having a particular glycan structure. The inventive anti-D antibodies can be used for preventing Rhesus isoimmunisation in Rh negative persons, in particular for haemolytic disease in a new-born baby or for uses such as idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP).03-10-2011
20110059072METHOD FOR TREATING CANCER USING MONOCLONAL ANTIBODIES - The invention concerns a method for obtaining and selecting monoclonal antibodies by an ADDC-type test, said antibodies capable of activating type III Fcγ receptors and having a particular glycan structure. The inventive anti-D antibodies can be used for preventing Rhesus isoimmunisation in Rh negative persons, in particular for haemolytic disease in a new-born baby or for uses such as idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP).03-10-2011
20110059070Combination therapy for tumoral desease treatment - The invention provides a method of treating cancer by administering to a subject in need thereof, the subject being treated with an anti-cancer antibody therapy, a therapeutically effective amount of a delocalized lipophilic cation (DLC) compound such as MKT-077 which is capable of binding mortalin as an adjuvant for the anti-cancer antibody therapy. Also provided are pharmaceutical compositions and article of manufacturer for treating cancer which comprise the DLC compound as an adjuvant for anti-cancer antibody therapy.03-10-2011
20110059069Gapr-1 Methods - Methods of treatment, diagnosis and screening related to GAPR-1 are disclosed.03-10-2011
20100226918PYRROLE DERIVATIVES AS P2Y12 ANTAGONISTS - The present invention relates to compounds of the formula I,09-09-2010
20100226916COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR TREATING OCULAR DISEASES AND CONDITIONS - The present invention relates to compositions and methods for prevention and treatment of diseases and conditions, particularly ocular diseases and conditions, characterized by aberrant fibrogenesis or scarring, inflammation, and/or aberrant neovascularization or angiogenesis. The compositions and methods of the invention utilize immune-derived moieties that are specifically reactive against the bioactive lipid, sphingosine-1-phosphate, and its variants, which moieties are capable of decreasing the effective concentration of bioactive lipid being targeted. In one embodiment, the immune-derived moiety is a humanized monoclonal antibody that is reactive against sphingosine-1-phosphate.09-09-2010
20130216523Methods for Facilitating Diagnosis, Prognosis and Treatment of Cancer by Detecting HER1 Expression - Methods are provided for facilitating the diagnosis of subjects with HER1-activated cancers. In addition, method of treating subjects with a cancer characterized as having high levels of activated HER1 are provided. Also provided are methods for determining or otherwise assessing the prognosis of an subject with a HER1-activated cancer. The methods include the analysis of samples for the presence or the absence of activated HER1 markers as indicated by HER1-HER1 homodimers, HER1 phosphorylation at position 1173, pan-phosphorylation of HER1 or associated molecules, or HER1-HER2 heterodimers. Activated HER1 measurements can be used to track a subject's response to a treatment regimen, predict the success of using a particular treatment regimen, determine the effects of a treatment regimen, or for categorizing a subject in order to create a homogenous group for a clinical trial.08-22-2013
20130216524Predictors for Cancer Treatment - The present invention provides methods of predicting a response to a cancer treatment by determining CD68 level or PSMB1 (P11A) polymorphism in a biological sample and the presence or quantity of a second biomarker in the patient. The invention also provides kits and methods for treating cancer.08-22-2013
20130216526METHODS FOR REDUCING VIRAL LOAD IN HIV-1 INFECTED PATIENTS - This invention provides a method of reducing viral load in an HIV-1-infected human subject which comprises administering to the subject an effective HIV-1 viral load reducing dose of a CCR5 receptor antagonist, such as a humanized antibody designated PRO 140 or an anti-CCR5 receptor monoclonal antibody, wherein the viral load reducing dose achieves an average maximum decrease of viral load in the subject of at least 1.83 log08-22-2013
20130216530Methods for optimizing biological response modifier therapy using therapeutic drug monitoring of immunosuppressants - The invention provides methods for treating humans in need of combined immunosuppressant and biological response modifier therapy.08-22-2013
20130216531ANTI-CXCR4 AS A SENSITIZER TO CANCER THERAPEUTICS - Inhibition of CXCR4 can inhibit tumor growth and metastasis during certain therapeutic windows. Disclosed are novel methods for treating and preventing cancer in a subject related to administration of CXCR4 inhibitors during a therapeutic window following treatment with another anti-tumor therapy.08-22-2013
20130216534USE OF IL-20 ANTAGONISTS FOR TREATING RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS AND OSTEOPOROSIS - The invention features methods and compositions for preventing or treating rheumatoid arthritis and osteoporosis by administering an antagonist of IL-20. The IL-20 antagonist may be an anti-IL-20 antibody, such as mAB 7E, that is capable of binding human IL-20 and blocking IL-20 interaction with its receptors.08-22-2013
20110129463Quinazolin-4(3A)-One Derivatives and Methods of Use Thereof - Provided are quinazolin-4(3A)-one derivatives, which are inhibitors of the ubiquitin ligase activity of a human polypeptide, particularly to POSH inhibitors, and to compositions and methods for the treatment RING E3 ubiquitin ligase related diseases.06-02-2011
20100254981Secreted/Cell Bound Poxvirus Proteins and Methods of Use Thereof as Vaccines and Anti-Viral Agents - Compositions and methods for the treatment and prevention of pox virus infections are disclosed.10-07-2010
20100221245TOPICAL SKIN CARE COMPOSITION - The present invention is directed to a topical skin care composition. The composition has the unique ability to treat acne without drying out the user's skin. In particular, the composition includes a base, an antibacterial agent, at least one anti-inflammatory agent, and at least one antioxidant. The antibacterial agent may be benzoyl peroxide.09-02-2010
20100239577ANTI-GLYPICAN-3 ANTIBODY HAVING IMPROVED KINETICS IN PLASMA - A method of modulating the plasma half-life of anti-glypican 3 antibody, a pharmaceutical composition comprising as an active ingredient the anti-glypican 3 antibody that has a plasma half-life that has been modulated, a method of preparing the anti-glypican 3 antibody and a pharmaceutical composition comprising the anti-glypican 3 antibody as an active ingredient are provided. Disclosed is a method of modulating the plasma half-life of anti-glypican 3 antibody by modifying an amino acid residue that is exposed on the surface of the anti-glypican 3 antibody; and anti-glypican 3 antibody that has a plasma half-life that has been modulated by amino acid residue modification, a pharmaceutical composition comprising as an active ingredient the anti-glypican 3 antibody, and a method of preparing the anti-glypican 3 antibody and producing a pharmaceutical composition comprising the anti-glypican 3 antibody as an active ingredient.09-23-2010
20100239574HIGH POTENCY RECOMBINANT ANTIBODIES AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING THEM - High potency antibodies, including immunologically active fragments thereof, having high kinetic association rate constants and optional high affinities are disclosed, along with methods for producing such antibodies. The high potency antibodies disclosed herein are of either the neutralizing or non-neutralizing type and have specificity for antigens displayed by microorganisms, especially viruses, as well as antigenic sites present on cancer cells and on various types of toxins, and the products of toxins. Processes for producing high potency neutralizing antibodies and increasing the potency of already existing neutralizing antibodies are also described. Methods of using said antibodies in the prevention and/or treatment of diseases, especially diseases induced or caused by viruses, are disclosed.09-23-2010
20100254979Humanized PAI-1 Antibodies and Uses Thereof - The present application relates to compositions of humanized anti-PAI-1 antibodies and antigen-binding fragments thereof which convert PAI-1 to its latent form. One aspect relates to antibodies having one or more modifications in at least one amino acid residue of at least one of the framework regions of the variable heavy chain, the variable light chain or both. Another aspect relates to antibodies which bind and neutralize PAI-1 by converting PAI-1 to its latent form or increasing proteolytic cleavage. Another aspect relates to the use of humanized antibodies which inhibit or neutralize PAI-1 for the detection, diagnosis or treatment of a disease or condition associated with PAI-1 or a combination thereof.10-07-2010
20100254978ANTIBODY MOLECULES HAVING SPECIFICITY FOR HUMAN OX40 - The invention relates to antibody molecules having specificity for antigenic determinants of human OX40, therapeutic uses of the antibody molecules and methods for producing said antibody molecules.10-07-2010
20120141471Methods of Inhibiting Metastasis from Cancer - The present invention includes compositions that are useful in preventing or treating metastasis in a subject diagnosed with cancer. The present invention also includes methods of preventing or treating metastasis in a subject diagnosed with cancer, wherein the method comprises administering to the subject in need thereof an effective amount of a pharmaceutical formulation comprising at least one pharmaceutically acceptable carrier and at least one CX06-07-2012
20120141473COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR TREATING OSTEOLYTIC DISORDERS COMPRISING MMP-14 BINDING PROTEINS - Provided are methods and compositions for using MMP-14 or MMP-9 binding proteins alone or in combination with other therapeutic agents to treat osteolytic disorders such as osteotropic cancer and osteoporosis.06-07-2012
20120141469CRIPTO ANTAGONISM OF ACTIVIN AND TGF-B SIGNALING - Cripto, a developmental oncoprotein, antagonizes activin and TGF-b signaling by forming a complex with activin and TGF-b and their type II receptors. This complex precludes the formation of a functional activin/TGF-b•type II•type I complex, thereby blocking the signaling of activin and TGF-b. Cripto may be generally capable of blocking antiproliferative Smad2/3 signals and provides a novel mechanism of oncogenic action with multiple therapeutic implications. Inhibiting the formation of Cripto and activin/TGF-b complex may enhance antiproliferative effects of activin and TGF-b.06-07-2012
20100150918CROSS-SPECIES-SPECIFIC BINDING DOMAIN - The present invention relates to a polypeptide comprising a human binding domain capable of binding to an epitope of human and non-chimpanzee primate CD3 (epsilon) chain as well as to a process for the production of the mentioned polypeptide. The invention further relates to nucleic acids encoding for the polypeptide, to vectors comprising the same and to host cells comprising the vector. In another aspect, the invention provides for a pharmaceutical composition comprising the mentioned polypeptide and medical uses of the polypeptide. In a further aspect the invention provides a method for the identification of polypeptides comprising a cross-species specific binding domain capable of binding to an epitope of human and non-chimpanzee primate CD3ε (CD3 epsilon).06-17-2010
20100209420METHODS OF TREATING CANCER USING PYRIDOPYRIMIDINONE INHIBITORS OF P13K ALPHA - The present invention provides methods of treating cancer by administering a compound of Formula I, optionally as a pharmaceutically acceptable salt, solvate and/or hydrate thereof, in combination with other cancer treatments.08-19-2010
20100129355THERAPEUTIC AGENTS FOR OCULAR INFLAMMATORY DISEASE COMPRISING INTERLEUKIN 6 RECEPTOR INHIBITOR AS ACTIVE INGREDIENT - The present invention relates to therapeutic and/or prophylactic agents for ocular inflammatory disease, which comprise an interleukin 6 (IL-6) receptor inhibitor as an active ingredient.05-27-2010
20100143341THIENOPYRIMIDINES FOR PHARMACEUTICAL COMPOSITIONS - The present invention relates to novel pharmaceutical compositions of general formula (I) comprising thienopyrimidine compounds. Moreover, the present invention relates to the use of the thienopyrimidine compounds of the invention for the production of pharmaceutical compositions for the prophylaxis and/or treatment of diseases which can be influenced by the inhibition of the kinase activity of Mnk1 and/or Mnk2 (Mnk2a or Mnk2b) and/or variants thereof.06-10-2010
20100111938Compositions and methods for biological remodeling with frozen particle compositions - Certain embodiments disclosed herein relate to compositions, methods, devices, systems, and products regarding frozen particles. In certain embodiments, the frozen particles include materials at low temperatures. In certain embodiments, the frozen particles provide vehicles for delivery of particular agents. In certain embodiments, the frozen particles are administered to at least one biological tissue.05-06-2010
20100221250METHODS OF TREATING BRAIN TUMORS WITH ANTIBODIES - The application is directed toward a method of treating a brain tumor in a patient comprising systemically administering a monoclonal antibody.09-02-2010
20100135992Prolongation of Survival of an Allograft by Inhibiting Complement Activity - Methods of prolonging survival of allotransplanted cells, tissues or organs are presented. These methods are directed to administering to the allograft recipient an inhibitor of complement activity together with one or more immunosuppressants and/or immunosuppressive methods. The inhibitor of complement activity is administered chronically. These methods have been determined to aid in preventing chronic rejection of allografts. These methods can additionally be used in cases in which the recipient has been presensitized to the allograft or in which there is an ABO mismatch between the allograft and the recipient.06-03-2010
20100260749Modulators of EphA2 and Ephrin-A1 for the treatment of fibrosis-related disease - The present invention relates to methods and compositions designed for the treatment, management, prevention and/or amelioration of non-neoplastic hyperproliferative epithelial and/or endothelial cell disorders, including but not limited to disorders associated with increased deposition of extracellular matrix components (e.g., collagen, proteoglycans, tenascin and fibronectin) and/or aberrant angiogenesis. Non-limiting examples of such disorders include cirrhosis, fibrosis (e.g., fibrosis of the liver, kidney, lungs, heart, retina and other viscera), asthma, ischemia, atherosclerosis, diabetic retinopathy, retinopathy of prematurity, vascular restenosis, macular degeneration, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, infantile hemangioma, verruca vulgaris, Kaposi's sarcoma, neurofibromatosis, recessive dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa, ankylosing spondylitis, systemic lupus, Reiter's syndrome, Sjogren's syndrome, endometriosis, preeclampsia, atherosclerosis, coronary artery disease, psoriatic arthropathy and psoriasis. The methods of the invention comprise the administration of an effective amount of one or more agents that are modulators of EphA2 and/or its endogenous ligand, EphrinA1. The invention also provides pharmaceutical compositions comprising one or more EphA2/EphrinA1 Modulators of the invention either alone or in combination with one or more other agents useful for therapy for such non-neoplastic hyperproliferative epithelial and/or endothelial disorders. Diagnostic methods and methods for screening for EphA2/EphrinA1 Modulators are also provided.10-14-2010
20100129362TREATMENT OF PSORIATIC ARTHRITIS WITH ANTI-CD70 ANTIBODY - Disclosed are CD70 binding agents, such as anti-CD70 antibodies and derivatives, that induce a cytotoxic, cytostatic or immunomodulatory without conjugation to a therapeutic agents as well as pharmaceutical compositions and kits comprising the antibody or derivative. Also disclosed are methods for the treatment of psoriatic arthritis comprising administering the CD70 binding agents to a subject.05-27-2010
20100129360ANTIBODIES AGAINST HUMAN INTERLEUKIN-13 AND USES THEREFOR - This application relates to antibodies, e.g., humanized antibodies, and antigen-binding fragments thereof, that bind to interleukin-13 (IL-13), in particular, human IL-13, and their uses in regulating immune responses mediated by IL-13. The antibodies disclosed herein are useful in diagnosing, preventing, and/or treating a subject, e.g., a human patient, one or more IL-13-associated disorders, e.g., respiratory disorders (e.g., asthma); atopic disorders (e.g., allergic rhinitis); inflammatory and/or autoimmune conditions of the skin (e.g., atopic dermatitis), and gastrointestinal organs (e.g., inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD)), as well as fibrotic and cancerous disorders.05-27-2010
20100129356COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR MODULATING VASCULAR DEVELOPMENT - The present invention provides methods of using a DLL4 modulator to modulate vascular development. Furthermore, methods of treatment using DLL4 modulators, such as DLL4 antagonists, are provided.05-27-2010
20100221246METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR TREATING CANCER - The present invention provides methods of treating cancer using 2-amino-6-trifluoromethoxybenzothiazole (riluzole). In one aspect, the present invention provides methods of reducing cancer cell growth. In another aspect, the present invention provides a method of inducing apoptosis in a cancer cell. In another aspect, the present invention provides a method of reducing the growth of a glutamate-releasing tumor.09-02-2010
20100221247AGENTS AND METHODS FOR TREATMENT OF CANCER - The present application describes compositions that are useful for the treatment, prevention and/or amelioration of cancer.09-02-2010
20120141472METHODS OF SCORING GENE COPY NUMBER IN A BIOLOGICAL SAMPLE USING IN SITU HYBRIDIZATION - Disclosed herein are methods of predicting prognosis of a neoplastic disease (such as lung cancer, for example NSCLC), including determining the IGF1R gene copy number in a biological sample from a patient having a neoplastic disease; wherein an increase in IGF1R copy number predicts a good prognosis of the neoplastic disease in the patient. Also disclosed herein are methods of scoring copy number of a gene of interest in a biological sample. The method includes identifying individual cells in the sample having highest number of signals for the gene of interest detected by in situ hybridization, counting the number of signals for the gene of interest in the identified individual cells and determining an average number of signals per cell.06-07-2012
20120141470T CELL INHIBITORY RECEPTOR COMPOSITIONS AND USES THEREOF - The invention relates to compositions which bind T cell inhibitory receptor molecules and modulate T cell activity, and methods of using such compositions. Such compositions include biliary glycoprotein binding agents. Methods for modulating killer T cell activities, including cytotoxicity and proliferation also are provided.06-07-2012
20120141466COMPOSITION AND METHOD FOR TREATMENT OF REPERFUSION INJURY AND TISSUE DAMAGE - The present invention provides compounds and methods for the treatment and prophylaxis of ischemia reperfusion injury. In particular the invention provides compounds which function to suppress Toll-like Receptor 2 biological function or expression.06-07-2012
20110129459ANTI-NR10 ANTIBODY AND USE THEREOF - The present inventors successfully obtained anti-NR10 antibodies having an effective neutralizing activity against NR10. The anti-NR10 antibodies provided by the present invention are useful as, for example, pharmaceuticals for treating or preventing inflammatory diseases.06-02-2011
20090074764Methods for diagnosing and treating neuroendocrine cancer - The present invention relates to a method for diagnosing neuroendocrine cancers via detecting the presence of N-methyl D-asparate-associated (NMDA) glutamate receptors type 1 and/or type 2. Methods for preventing and treating neuroendocrine cancers are also disclosed.03-19-2009
20090074763METHOD FOR INHIBITING BONE RESORPTION - The invention is directed to a method of inhibiting bone resorption. The method comprises administering to a human an amount of sclerostin inhibitor that reduces a bone resorption marker level for at least 2 weeks. The invention also provides a method of monitoring anti-sclerostin therapy comprising measuring one or more bone resorption marker levels, administering a sclerostin binding agent, then measuring the bone resorption marker levels. Also provided is a method of increasing bone mineral density; a method of ameliorating the effects of an osteoclast-related disorder; a method of treating a bone-related disorder by maintaining bone density; and a method of treating a bone-related disorder in a human suffering from or at risk of hypocalcemia or hypercalcemia, a human in which treatment with a parathyroid hormone or analog thereof is contraindicated, or a human in which treatment with a bisphosphonate is contraindicated.03-19-2009
20090074762THERAPEUTIC USE OF ANTI-TWEAK RECEPTOR ANTIBODIES - Compositions and methods for treating solid tumors are provided herein.03-19-2009
20090074760USE OF CHIMERIC ANTI-CD20 ANTIBODY AS IN VITRO OR IN VIVO PURGING AGENT IN PATIENTS RECEIVING BMT OR PBSC TRANSPLANT - The use of anti-CD20 antibodies as in vivo purging agents for patients receiving bone marrow or peripheral blood stem cell transplant during treatment of B-cell-related diseases, e.g., B-cell lymphomas or leukemias, is disclosed. Such purging may enhance engraftment and/or prevent disease relapse in such patients.03-19-2009
20090074756USE OF LLT1 AND/OR CD161 FOR MODULATTING THE ACTIVITY OF CELLS OF THE IMMUNE SYSTEM - The present invention relates to a method for modulating in vivo or in vitro the activity of cells expressing CD161 and/or LLT1, characterized in that said cells are contacted respectively with LLT1 or fragments thereof, and/or with or fragments thereof.03-19-2009
20090074755Use of panton-valentine leukocidin for treating and preventing staphylococcus infections - The present invention relates to compositions and methods for treating 03-19-2009
20090074759Polypeptides and antibodies derived from chronic lymphocytic leukemia cells and uses thereof - Small animal models for assessing immunomodulatory effects of compounds are provided.03-19-2009
20090258015Modulators of Candida Hyphal Morphogenesis and Uses Thereof - The invention relates to modulation of fungal morphology between yeast-to-hyphal growth transition by controlling muramyl-L-alanine concentration and uses thereof.10-15-2009
20100196359Human Monoclonal Antibody Human CD134 (Ox40) and Methods of Making and Using Same - The invention provides antibodies that specifically bind to OX40 (CD134), referred to as OX40 antibodies, anti-OX40 or anti-OX40 antibodies. Invention antibodies that specifically bind to OX40 include mammalian (human, primate, etc.), humanized and chimeric anti-OX40 antibodies. Invention antibodies and antibody subsequences (fragments) that specifically bind to OX40 include purified and isolated antibodies, as well as pharmaceutical formulations thereof, are useful in various methods including treatment, screening and detection methods.08-05-2010
20100196358METHOD AND KIT TO PROFILE TUMORS BY BIOMARKER ANALYSES INCLUDING TRANSCRIPTIONAL FACTOR ASSAYS - The present invention is related to a method and kit (or device) for the detection and/or the quantification of biomarkers related to tumorigenesis. Said method is advantageously used to propose or adapt an anti-tumoral therapeutic protocol to be administered to a subject. Furthermore, said method and kit (or device) are a technical platform for the identification of new compounds, which are preferably used at (a) specific step(s) of an anti-tumoral therapeutic protocol.08-05-2010
20120034210COMPOSITIONS FOR POTENTIATING APOPOSIS SIGNALS IN TUMOUR CELLS - The present invention concerns a composition for potentiating formation of DISC (Death Inducing Signaling Complex) macro-complex and for inducing apoptotic signal mediated by death receptors in tumour cells comprising a therapeutically effective amount of an active agent selected among a hypocalcemia-inducing agent, a calcium channel inhibitor and a calcium chelator in association with a therapeutically effective amount of an anticancer agent inducing an apoptotic signal via death receptors Fas, TNF-R1, DR4 and/or DR5.02-09-2012
20120034209Treatment - The present invention provides a specific binding molecule which binds to Annexin-1 (Anx-A1) for use in the treatment of T cell-mediated disease.02-09-2012
20090155261METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR TREATMENT AND DIAGNOSIS OF ENCEPHALITIS OR EPILEPSY - This invention provides methods of diagnosing or determining a cause of an autoimmune encephalitis or an epilepsy in a subject and of diagnosing a tumor in a subject, comprising the step of testing a biological sample of the subject for an antibody to an NR1 subunit of the NMDA receptor. This invention further provides methods of treating an autoimmune encephalitis or an epilepsy, comprising the steps of detecting an antibody to an NR1 subunit of the NMDA receptor and treating a tumor associated with the disease.06-18-2009
20090246197COMBINATION THERAPY OF A TYPE II ANTI-CD20 ANTIBODY WITH INCREASED ANTIBODY DEPENDENT CELLULAR CYTOTOXICITY (ADCC) - The present invention is directed to a pharmaceutical composition comprising: (A) a type II anti-CD20 antibody with increased antibody dependent cellular cytotoxicity (ADCC); and (B) a chemotherapeutic agent selected from the group consisting of: cyclophosphamide, vincristine and doxorubicine.10-01-2009
20090274688Antibodies to OPGL - Antibodies that interact with osteoprotegerin ligand (OPGL) are described. Methods of treating osteopenic disorders by administering a pharmaceutically effective amount of antibodies to OPGL are described. Methods of detecting the amount of OPGL in a sample using antibodies to OPGL are described.11-05-2009
20090246195ANTI-CD19 ANTIBODY THERAPY FOR TRANSPLANTATION - The invention relates to immunotherapeutic compositions and methods for the treatment and prevention of GVHD, humoral rejection, and post-transplantation lymphoproliferative disorder in human subjects using therapeutic antibodies that bind to the human CD19 antigen and that preferably mediate human ADCC. The present invention relates to pharmaceutical compositions comprising human or humanized anti-CD19 antibodies of the IgG1 or IgG3 human isotype. The present invention relates to pharmaceutical compositions comprising human or humanized anti-CD19 antibodies of the IgG2 or IgG4 human isotype that preferably mediate human ADCC. The present invention also relates to pharmaceutical compositions comprising chimerized anti-CD19 antibodies of the IgG1, IgG2, IgG3, or IgG4 isotype that mediate human ADCC. In preferred embodiments, the present invention relates to pharmaceutical compositions comprising monoclonal human, humanized, or chimeric anti-CD19 antibodies.10-01-2009
20110027271ANTIBODY COMPOSITION EXHIBITING CELLULAR CYTOTOXICTY DUE TO GLYCOSYLATION - The present invention relates to a cell for the production of an antibody molecule such as an antibody useful for various diseases having high antibody-dependent cell-mediated cytotoxic activity, a fragment of the antibody and a fusion protein having the Fc region of the antibody or the like, a method for producing an antibody composition using the cell, the antibody composition and use thereof.02-03-2011
20100221249WISP POLYPEPTIDES AND NUCLEIC ACIDS ENCODING SAME - Wnt-1-Induced Secreted Proteins (WISPs) are provided, whose genes are induced at least by Wnt-1. Also provided are nucleic acid molecules encoding those polypeptides, as well as vectors and host cells comprising those nucleic acid sequences, chimeric polypeptide molecules comprising the polypeptides fused to heterologous polypeptide sequences, antibodies which bind to the polypeptides, and methods for producing the polypeptides.09-02-2010
20090246198MAPK/ERK KINASE INHIBITORS AND METHODS OF USE THEREOF - Compounds of the following formula are provided:10-01-2009
20090226433COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR THE THERAPY AND DIAGNOSIS OF INFLUENZA - The present invention provides novel human anti-influenza antibodies and related compositions and methods. These antibodies are used in the diagnosis and treatment of influenza infection.09-10-2009
20090148438Binding Moieties Based on Shark Ignar Domains - The present invention relates to immunoglobulin new antigen receptors (IgNARs) from fish and uses thereof. In particular, the present invention relates to modified IgNAR variable domains and to domains from members of the immunoglobulin superfamily that have been modified to include structural features derived from IgNAR variable domains.06-11-2009
20090148445METHODS OF SENSITIZING CANCER TO THERAPY-INDUCED CYTOTOXICITY - The present application demonstrates that Salinosporamide A can be used to sensitize cancer cells to cancer therapy. Furthermore, the present application demonstrates that Salinosporamide A acts as a therapeutic agent to kill or inhibit cancer cells after sensitization of the cells by an antibody or other chemosensitizing reagents. The cancer cells can be either therapy-sensitive or therapy resistant. The present application further demonstrates that Salinosporamide A induces the expression of Raf kinase inhibitor protein (RKIP) and PTEN, tumor suppressor proteins, and inhibits the expression of YY1, a transcriptional regulator protein overexpressed in cancer cells and also inhibits the growth factor pleiotrophin (PTN).06-11-2009
20090142340Optimized Fc Variants and Methods for Their Generation - The present invention relates to optimized Fc variants, methods for their generation, and antibodies and Fc fusions comprising optimized Fc variants.06-04-2009
20120244150ANTI-VEEV HUMANIZED ANTIBODY - The present disclosure relates to an anti-VEEV humanised antibody or a fragment thereof comprising a framework 1, 2, 3, 4, S or 6 CDR regions independently selected from SEQ ID Nos: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 or 7 characterised in that the antibody or fragment comprises in the framework at least one amino acid, that positively influences the binding/activity of the antibody, from the original murine antibody 1A3B7, pharmaceutical composition comprising same, methods of preparing the antibody or fragment and use of the antibody or fragment in treatment or prophylaxis, in particular the treatment or prophylaxis of VEEV infection.09-27-2012
20120244147COMBINATION THERAPY OF CANCER WITH ANTI-ENDOGLIN ANTIBODIES AND ANTI-VEGF AGENTS - The present application relates to compositions of chimeric anti-endoglin antibodies and anti-VEGF agents. Another aspect relates to the use of chimeric anti-endoglin antibodies and Bevacizumab. Another aspect relates to the use of the compositions to inhibit VEGF induced sprouting. Another aspect relates to the use of the compositions to inhibit angiogenesis.09-27-2012
20110104160MEDICAMENT FOR TREATING CANCER - A medicament for treating cancer for use in combination therapy with an anti-HER2 antibody, which comprises amrubicin or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof as an active ingredient.05-05-2011
20100297117AQUEOUS FORMULATION OF ERYTHROPOIESIS STIMULATING PROTEIN STABILISED BY ANTIOXIDANTS FOR PARENTERAL ADMINISTRATION - The present invention relates to stable aqueous protein formulations. In particular, disclosed herein are therapeutic protein formulations suitable for parenteral administration having one or more antioxidants.11-25-2010
20110110931Methods for Detecting and Monitoring Circulating Cancer Stem Cells - Provided herein are compositions, methods, and kits useful for detecting whether a subject has or is likely to develop a cancer and for monitoring, staging and examining a cancer patient. Also provide herein are methods for screening compounds.05-12-2011
20110110933ECTOPIC PREGNANCY TREATMENT - The invention pertains to methods for treating ectopic pregnancy. More particularly, the present invention relates to methods for treating unruptured ectopic pregnancy using a non-surgical method comprising the administration of an EGFR inhibitor alone or in combination with an anti-metabolite e.g. methotrexate (MTX). The methodology is potentially applicable to treatment of unruptured ectopic pregnancies of all sizes.05-12-2011
20130129716System and method for determining compatibility of bioactive agents and formulations provided therefrom - A method for determining compatibility of bioactive agents (i.e. supplement formulation components, pharmacological agents, etc.), comprising (i) determining compatibility by and between components contained in a supplement formulation, i.e. vitamins and/or minerals, (ii) determining compatibility by and between the formulation components and the body, and (iii) determining compatibility by and between the formulation components and pharmacological agents, i.e. prescribed and over-the-counter medications, and formulations derived therefrom.05-23-2013
20130129717Monoclonal Antibodies Against Extracellular Loops of C5aR - The present invention relates to antibodies which bind to C5aR and which are useful in diagnostic and therapeutic methods. The antibodies of the present invention are reactive with an extracellular loop of C5aR other than the N-terminal domain and are capable of substantially reducing or inhibiting the binding of C5a to C5aR and functional consequences of neutrophil chemoattractant receptor activation.05-23-2013
20130129720Combination Cancer Therapies with Wortmannin Analogs - Provided herein are combination therapies for the treatment of certain cancers in a subject by administering a combination of a therapeutic and a wortmannin analog to that subject.05-23-2013
20130129722Methods for Treating Cancer by Administering an Anti-Ang-2 Antibody - The present invention provides antibodies that bind to angiopoietin-2 (Ang-2) and methods of using same. According to certain embodiments of the invention, the antibodies are fully human antibodies that bind to human Ang-2. The antibodies of the invention are useful, inter alia, for the treatment of diseases and disorders associated with one or more Ang-2 biological activities including angiogenesis.05-23-2013
20100297114ANTIGEN PRESENTING CELL TARGETED VACCINES - The present invention includes compositions and methods for the expression, secretion and use of novel compositions for use as, e.g., vaccines and antigen delivery vectors, to delivery antigens to antigen presenting cells. In one embodiment, the vector is an anti-CD40 antibody, or fragments thereof, and one or more antigenic peptides linked to the anti-CD40 antibody or fragments thereof, including humanized antibodies.11-25-2010
20100297111 Nanobodies against tumor necrosis factor-alpha - The present invention relates to improved Nanobodies™ against Tumor Necrosis Factor-alpha (TNF-alpha), as well as to polypeptides comprising or essentially consisting of one or more of such Nanobodies. The invention also relates to nucleic acids encoding such Nanobodies and polypeptides; to methods for preparing such Nanobodies and polypeptides; to host cells expressing or capable of expressing such Nanobodies or polypeptides; to compositions comprising such Nanobodies, polypeptides, nucleic acids or host cells; and to uses of such Nanobodies, such polypeptides, such nucleic acids, such host cells or such compositions, in particular for prophylactic, therapeutic or diagnostic purposes, such as the prophylactic, therapeutic or diagnostic purposes.11-25-2010
20100297115USE OF TRKB ANTIBODIES FOR THE TREATMENT OF RESPIRATORY DISORDERS - The invention discloses TrkB antibodies for the development of new therapeutics to treat, prevent or ameliorate respiratory disorders. The invention also relates to methods to treat, prevent or ameliorate said conditions and pharmaceutical compositions therefor, as well as to a method to identify compounds with therapeutic usefulness to treat conditions associated with respiratory disorders.11-25-2010
20100297112COMBINATIONS COMPRISING DMXAA FOR THE TREATMENT OF CANCER - The present invention relates to combinations of compounds such as compounds of the xanthenone acetic acid class such as 5,6-dimethylxanthenone-4-acetic acid (DMXAA) and vascular endothelial growth factor binders, in particular the monoclonal antibody Avastin™ (bevacizumab). More particularly, the invention is concerned with the use of such combinations in the treatment of cancer and pharmaceutical formulations containing such combinations.11-25-2010
20110117083BIOLOGICAL MARKERS FOR MONITORING PATIENT RESPONSE TO VEGF ANTAGONISTS - The invention provides methods and compositions to detect expression of one or more biomarkers for monitoring the effectiveness of treatment of with VEGF antagonists. The invention also provides methods for identifying and treating patients who are likely to be responsive to VEGF antagonist therapy. The invention also provides kits and articles of manufacture for use in the methods.05-19-2011
20110117082Soluble Tumor Necrosis Factor Receptor Mutant - A soluble tumor necrosis factor receptor 2 (TNFRII) mutant has an amino acid substitution at position 92Glu compared with the wild TNFRII. The mutant improves the cytotoxicity capacity of neutralizing TNFalpha and lymphotoxin. The mutant and fusion protein comprising it are useful for the treatment of TNFalpha and lymphotoxin related diseases.05-19-2011
20090035306QUINAZOLINONE MODULATORS OF TGR5 - The present invention relates to quinazolinone compounds useful as modulators of TGR5 and methods for the treatment or prevention of metabolic, cardiovascular, and inflammatory diseases.02-05-2009
20110123529SINGLE DOMAIN ANTIBODIES DIRECTED AGAINST EPIDERMAL GROWTH FACTOR RECEPTOR AND USES THEREFOR - The present invention relates to polypeptides derived from single domain heavy chain antibodies directed to Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor. It further relates to single domain antibodies that are Camelidae VHHs. It further relates to methods of administering said polypeptides orally, sublingually, topically, intravenously, subcutaneously, nasally, vaginally, rectally or by inhalation. It further relates to protocols for screening for agents that modulate the Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor, and the agents resulting from said screening. The invention further a method for delivering therapeutic molecules to the interior of cells.05-26-2011
20110123524METHODS FOR TREATING HEMATOPOIETIC MALIGNANCIES - The present invention relates to methods for treating neoplasias in a mammalian subject. In particular, the invention provides methods for treating lymphomas, including forms of non- Hodgkin lymphoma. In one embodiment, these methods involve reducing tumor necrosis factor signaling.05-26-2011
20110123522METHODS OF TREATING CANCER USING ANTI CD24 ANTIBODIES - Anti-CD24 antibodies and adjuvant combinations thereof with chemotherapeutic agents or toxins, which can be used to inhibit growth of CD24-expressing cancer cells and prevent and treat cancer are provided.05-26-2011
20100303810METHOD FOR TREATING LUPUS - A method of treating lupus in a subject eligible for treatment is provided involving administering an effective amount of an antibody that binds to a B-cell surface marker to the subject to provide an initial exposure and a subsequent exposure to the antibody within certain dosing regimens and an article of manufacture therefor.12-02-2010
20090060911ENHANCEMENT OF ANTIBODY-MEDIATED IMMUNE RESPONSES - The present invention is related to enhancing the function of anti-tumor antibodies by regulating FcγRIIB-mediated activity. In particular disrupting SHIP activation by FcγRIIB enhances cytotoxicity elicited by a therapeutic antibody in vivo in a human. The invention further provides an antibody, e.g., an anti-tumor antibody, with a variant Fc region that results in binding of the antibody to FcγRIIB with reduced affinity. A variety of transgenic mouse models demonstrate that the inhibiting FcγRIIB molecule is a potent regulator of cytotoxicity in vivo.03-05-2009
20100310559RECOMBINANT MONOCLONAL ANTIBODIES AND CORRESPONDING ANTIGENS FOR COLON AND PANCREATIC CANCERS - The present invention provides for purified or highly pure recombinant monoclonal antibodies that bind to human colorectal and pancreatic carcinoma-associated antigens (CPAA), along with nucleic acid sequences encoding the antibody chains, and the amino acid sequences corresponding to said nucleic acids and uses for said sequences.12-09-2010
20100303808HUMANIZED ANTI-CD20 ANTIBODIES AND METHODS OF USE - Humanized anti-CD20 antibodies are provided that may be used for the treatment of diseases and conditions associated with CD20-expressing cells. Also provided are nucleic acids enoding such antibodies, methods of making such antibodies, and compositions comprising such antibodies.12-02-2010
20100303807METHODS FOR THE TREATMENT OF IL-1BETA RELATED DISEASES - Disclosed are methods for the treatment and/or prevention of Type 2 diabetes, insulin resistance and disease states and conditions characterized by insulin resistance, obesity, hyperglycemia, hyperinsulinemia and Type 1 diabetes, comprising administering to a subject an effective amount of anti-IL-1β antibody or fragment thereof.12-02-2010
20100291077Methods and Compositions for Modulating ERBB2 Activity - Modulating the interaction between ErbB2 and Erbin is an effective method for treating one or more symptoms of ErbB2-mediated disorders. It has been discovered that Erbin stabilizes ErbB2 in vivo and inhibiting the formation of heterodimers between Erbin and ErbB2 reduces or inhibits the biological activity of ErbB2 relative to control levels. Reducing the biological activity of ErbB2 is useful in the treatment of conditions characterized by the overexpression or misregulation of ErbB2. These conditions include, but are not limited to breast cancer and prostate cancer. Alternatively, agonist of Erbin that promote or enhance the interaction of Erbin with ErbB2 can be useful in the treatment of certain neurological disorders. It has also been discovered that Erbin plays a role in the myelination of neurons of the peripheral nervous system.11-18-2010
20130136735HUMANIZED ANTIBODIES TO iNKT - Methods of treatment to suppress an immune response are provided. The method comprises administering to a subject in need of treatment a naked blocking antibody that binds selectively iNKT cells in an amount effective to suppress the subject's iNKT cell function. Compositions comprising, an isolated, humanized antibody that binds selectively iNKT cells are also provided.05-30-2013
20130136736Single Domain VHH Antibodies Against Von Willebrand Factor - The present invention relates to improved Nanobodies™ against von Willebrand Factor (vWF), as well as to polypeptides comprising or essentially consisting of one or more of such Nanobodies. The invention also relates to nucleic acids encoding such Nanobodies and polypeptides; to methods for preparing such Nanobodies and polypeptides; to host cells expressing or capable of expressing such Nanobodies or polypeptides; to compositions comprising such Nanobodies, polypeptides, nucleic acids or host cells; and to uses of such Nanobodies, such polypeptides, such nucleic acids, such host cells or such compositions, in particular for prophylactic, therapeutic or diagnostic purposes, such as the prophylactic, therapeutic or diagnostic purposes.05-30-2013
20130136737Uses of NOGO-A Inhibitors and Related Methods - The present invention is directed to Nogo-A antagonists useful for the control of blood glucose or blood insulin levels in a subject and related use and formulation thereof. In particular, the invention is directed to Nogo-A antagonists useful for the prevention, repression or treatment insulin secretion deficiency and related methods and pharmaceutical formulations. In particular, the invention relates to Nogo-A antagonists useful in the treatment of diabetes mellitus.05-30-2013
20090291078GLYCO-ENGINEERED ANTIBODIES - The present invention relates to an antibody preparation comprising modified antibodies of an animal or derivatives or fragments thereof, specific for an antigen, characterized in that • the antibodies or derivatives or fragments thereof comprise an N-glycan structure free of fucose and xylose, and • at least 90%, preferably at least 95%, more preferred at least 99%, most preferred at least 100% of the modified antibodies, derivatives or fragments thereof lack a C-terminal lysine residue.11-26-2009
20100310553Compositions and Methods for Controlling Hepatitis C Virus Infection - Disclosed herein are methods and compositions for the treatment and prevention of Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) infection and methods of screening for antiviral agents against HCV infection and/or production. A method of using compositions of certain apolipoprotein-specific monoclonal or polyclonal antibodies to inhibit HCV infectivity is disclosed. Further, methods of using small interfering RNAs (siRNAs) specific to apolipoproteins for treating and/or preventing HCV infection are disclosed. Also disclosed are methods of using siRNAs specific and/or small molecule inhibitors to certain lipoprotein biosynthetic genes and of using recombinant apolipoprotein E and/or their forms of lipoproteins to treat and/or prevent HCV infections. Screening methods for anti-HCV agents include assessing the effect of a candidate agent on apolipoprotein E and/or apolipoprotein C-I gene expression, assembly, and/or secretion and assessing the effect of a candidate agent on the blockage of the interaction and/or incorporation of HCV nonstructural proteins and/or their fusion forms with reporter proteins into HCV virions.12-09-2010
20100310558Method for Linking Sequences of Interest - Multiplex overlap-extension RT-PCR provides an efficient method of linking two or more nucleotide sequences encoding for domains or subunits of a heteromeric protein, in a single reaction. Especially, the linkage of variable region encoding sequences from e.g. immunoglobulins, T cell receptors or B cell receptors is eased with the method of the present invention. This allows for a more efficient way of generating libraries of variable region encoding sequences. The capability to perform the multiplex overlap-extension RT-PCR using template derived from an isolated single cell enables the generation of cognate pair libraries in a high-throughput format.12-09-2010
20100310557ANTIBODIES IMMUNOREACTIVE WITH HEREGULIN-COUPLED HER3 - Antibodies which specifically bind heregulin-coupled HER3, at a site distinct from the heregulin binding site, are described. These antibodies are particularly useful in treating cancer.12-09-2010
20100322926METHODS OF USING CADHERIN 11 (CDH11) ANTAGONISTS - The present invention provides novel methods of inhibiting or preventing epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) or endothelial-mesenchymal transition (EnMT), such as EMT or EnMT, associated with fibrosis and chronic tissue rejection. The present invention also provides methods for diagnosing or assessing whether a subject has or is at risk of developing a disease associated with CDH11 expression, as well as methods for determining the prognosis of a subject diagnosed with a CDH11-associated condition. The invention employs CDH11 antagonists to downmodulate CDH11 activity, thereby inhibiting EMT or EnMT.12-23-2010
20090214532ANKTM1, A Cold-Activated TRP-Like Channel Expressed in Nociceptive Neurons - The methods and compositions of the invention are based on a method for measuring nociceptive responses in vertebrates, including humans and other mammals utilizing a newly discovered thermoreceptor belonging to the Transient Receptor Potential (TRP) family of non-selective cation channels that participates in thermosensation and pain. This receptor, designated ANKTM1, is associated with nociceptive pain, such as hyperalgesia. Accordingly, the invention provides isolated polypeptides and polynucleotides associated with nociception as well as methods for identifying or screening agents that modulate nociception.08-27-2009
20090214529KINESIN INHIBITORS - This invention relates to the compounds of formula (I) shown below. Each variable in formula (I) is defined in the specification. These compounds can be used to treat a kinesin Eg5 protein-mediated disorder.08-27-2009
20090214524Methods and compositions for regulating cell cycle checkpoints - The invention relates to regulation of cell cycle checkpoints, and the application of such regulation in the treatment of disease, particularly cancer.08-27-2009
20090214525Novel anti-igf-ir antibodies and uses thereof - The present invention relates to novel antibodies capable of binding specifically to the human insulin-like growth factor I receptor IGF-IR and/or capable of specifically inhibiting the tyrosine kinase activity of said IGF-IR, especially monoclonal antibodies of murine, chimeric and humanized origin, as well as the amino acid and nucleic acid sequences coding for these antibodies. The invention likewise comprises the use of these antibodies as a medicament for the prophylactic and/or therapeutic treatment of cancers overexpressing IGF-IR or any pathology connected with the overexpression of said receptor as well as in processes or kits for diagnosis of illnesses connected with the overexpression of the IGF-IR. The invention finally comprises products and/or compositions comprising such antibodies in combination with anti-EGFR antibodies and/or anti-VEGF antibodies and/or antibodies directed against other growth factors involved in tumor progression or metastasis and/or compounds and/or anti-cancer agents or agents conjugated with toxins and their use for the prevention and/or the treatment of certain cancers.08-27-2009
20110110935Methods and Compositions for Increasing Iduronate 2-Sulfatase Activity in the CNS - Provided herein are methods and compositions for treating a subject suffering from a deficiency in iduronate 2-sulfatase in the CNS. The methods include systemic administration of a bifunctional fusion antibody comprising an antibody that crosses the blood brain barrier (BBB) and an iduronate 2-sulfatase.05-12-2011
20110110932COMBINATION TREATMENT FOR OCULAR DISEASES - The invention provides compositions and methods for treating ocular disorders, such as angiogenesis-associated disorders, by administering a combination of an inhibitor of VEGF activity and an inhibitor of α05-12-2011
20110129467THERAPEUTIC COMBINATION COMPRISING AN AURORA KINASE INHIBITOR AND ANTIPROLIFERATIVE AGENTS - The present invention provides a combination comprising a compound 1 of formula (A) and one or more antineo-plastic agents selected from the group consisting of an antibody inhibiting a growth factor or a receptor of the growth factor, a proteasome inhibitor or a derivative or prodrug thereof, and a kinase inhibitor or a derivative or prodrug thereof useful in the treatment of tumors.06-02-2011
20100247532HUMANIZED ANTI-VENEZUELAN EQUINE ENCEPHALITIS VIRUS RECOMBINANT ANTIBODIES - A CDR grafted humanized recombinant antibody against infection from Venezuelan equine encephalitis virus (VEEV) comprises a human Ig framework having CDRs from murine mAb 1A4A1 VH and VL. DNA sequences, expression vectors incorporating such sequences and transformed host cells are also provided. Also provided are pharmaceutical compositions and methods of prophylaxis and treatment against VEEV infection using the humanized recombinant antibodies of the invention.09-30-2010
20110027273IMMUNOTHERAPY OF AUTOIMMUNE DISORDERS - Compositions and methods for treating autoimmune diseases are described. In particular, the use of B cell depleting agents and cytotoxic drug/B cell depleting agent conjugates with a drug loading significantly higher than in previously reported procedures and with decreased aggregation and low conjugate fraction (LCF) in treating autoimmune diseases is described. Combination therapies and compositions for treating autoimmune diseases, including the B cell depleting agents, conjugates and/or anti-cytokine agents, are also described.02-03-2011
20090068179Methods for Inhibiting Carcinogenesis and/or Metastasis in an Individual with Endogenous C-Met Ligands and Inhibitors - Methods for inhibiting carcinogenesis and/or metastasis in an individual comprise administering to the individual an effective amount of endogenous c-met ligand or fragment thereof such as endogenous anti c-met immunoglobulin, native and/or recombinant; endogenous biological active Hepatocyte Growth Factor (HGF), native and/or recombinant, and/or a combination thereof.03-12-2009
20090068183METHOD OF TREATING CANCER AND/OR CELLULAR PROLIFERATIVE CONDITIONS AND AGENTS TARGETING HYALURONAN ANABOLISM USEFUL FOR SAME - The present invention is directed to compounds, agents, pharmaceutically active agents, medicaments, therapeutics, actives, drugs and the like which specifically target a portion of the HAS molecule which is accessible to the extracellular environment in a first form of a cell but which is not accessible to the extracellular environment in another form of or in a transformed cell form the same or related cell. In particular, the present invention provides compounds which target a portion of HAS which is accessible to the extracellular environment in malignant or inflammatory or proliferative cells but which portion is not accessible to the external environment in “normal” cells. A “normal” cell in this instance is a non-malignant, inflammatory or proliferative cell.03-12-2009
20090068181BISPECIFIC ANTIBODIES - The present invention provides compositions and methods for targeting stem cells to injured cardiac tissue.03-12-2009
20090068180COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR TREATING IMMUNOLOGICAL AND INFLAMMATORY DISEASES AND DISORDERS - Methods and compositions for treating immunological and inflammatory diseases and disorders are disclosed. Particular methods and compositions comprise the administration of an agent that inhibits S1P lyase activity and at least one additional immunosuppressive and/or anti-inflammatory agent.03-12-2009
20090068176HUMAN NEUTRALIZING ANTIBODIES AGANST HEMOLYTIC UREMIC SYNDROME - Human and humanized monoclonal antibodies which binds specifically to subunit A of Shiga like toxin II have been developed which are effective to prevent or ameliorate one or more symptoms of HUS in a human. Effective dosages for treatment or prevention range from approximately 0.1 to 5.0 mg of antibody/kg of patient weight. The examples demonstrate the preferred dosage ranges based on the pig model, and what is being tested in phase I clinical trials. Antibodies are preferably transfused over a period of two hours, although this will depend on the patient and the disease state at the time of treatment. Preferred dosages for treatment of humans are between 0.1 mg/kg-5.0 mg/kg of 5C120, or an equivalent dosage of another antibody to subunit A of STX2. In the most preferred embodiments, dosages of 0.1 mg/kg, 0.5 mg/kg, or 5.0 mg/kg of 5C12 (low dose, anticipated therapeutic dose based on animal data and high dose) are administered.03-12-2009
20090068174THERAPEUTIC ALKALINE PROTEASE COMPOSITIONS AND USE IN FACILITATING THE TRANSPORT OF AGENTS ACROSS THE GASTROINTESTINAL MUCOSAL LINING - A method of treating an inflammatory condition involving TNF-α in a mammal by administering to a patient a composition with an effective amount of an isolated alkaline protease in an amount effective to inactive TNF-α. The invention also involves compositions, including pharmaceutical compositions containing an isolated alkaline protease in an amount effective to inactive TNF-α especially those from 03-12-2009
20090068173NOVEL CC-CHEMOKINE ANTAGONISTS - A novel CC-chemokine binding protein is isolated from the saliva of 03-12-2009
20110243935Compositions and Methods for Immunotherapy - The invention relates to immunotherapeutic compounds, compositions that include such compounds, and methods of using the compounds, for example, to treat an individual having, at risk for, or previously treated for a cancer.10-06-2011
20110243934EPHA3 ANTIBODIES FOR THE TREATMENT OF MULTIPLE MYELOMA - The invention provides methods and compositions comprising anti-EphA3 antibodies for the treatment of multiple myeloma.10-06-2011
20110008330Compositions and methods of tolerizing a primate to an antigen - Inducing tolerance in a primate by use of a compound, or a combination of at least two compounds, that has certain characteristics when tested in vitro. The compound, alone or in combination, is preferably TRX1 antibody and the compound or combination is preferably used in accordance with a specified dosing regimen.01-13-2011
20110008334NOGO-A BINDING WITH ENHANCED AFFINITY AND PHARMACEUTICAL USE THEREOF - The present invention provides a binding molecule which is capable of binding to the human NogoA polypeptide or human NiG or human NiG-D20 or human NogoA_342-357 with a dissociation constant, 1000 nM, a polynucleotide encoding such binding molecule; an expression vector comprising said polynucleotide capable of producing a binding molecule; an isolated host cell which comprises an expression system as defined above; the use of such binding molecule as a pharmaceutical, especially in the treatment of a nerve repair, a pharmaceutical composition comprising said binding molecule; and a method of treatment of nerve repair; a pharmaceutical composition comprising said binding molecule; and a method of treatment of diseases associated with nerve repair.01-13-2011
20110008333METHODS OF INHIBITING UNWANTED CELL PROLIFERATION USING HEDGEHOG ANTAGONISTS - The present application is directed to compositions and methods for inhibiting angiogenesis and treating or preventing unwanted cell proliferation, including tumors, by inhibiting the hedgehog pathway, e.g., with an antagonist of the hedgehog pathway such as those disclosed herein.01-13-2011
20110008332Combination Therapy to Treat Persistent Viral Infections - The present invention pres ides combination therapies to treat persistent viral infections. In particular, combinations of vaccines and IL-10 or IL-10 receptor (IL-10R) antagonists to clear such infections are provided.01-13-2011
20110008329Methods of Treating RSV Infections And Related Conditions - The present invention provides methods for managing, treating and/or ameliorating a respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infection (e.g., acute RSV disease, or a RSV upper respiratory tract infection (URI) and/or lower respiratory tract infection (LRI)), and/or a symptom or a long-term respiratory condition relating thereto (e.g., asthma, wheezing, reactive airway disease (RAD), or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)) in a subject, comprising administering to said human an effective amount of one or more antibodies that immunospecifically bind to one or more RSV antigens with a high affinity and/or high avidity and further comprise a modified IgG constant domain, or FcRn-binding fragment thereof, to not only decrease RSV infection, but also decrease the pro-inflammatory epithelial cell immune responses in order to mitigate the later development of asthma and/or wheezing and/or COPD in said patient.01-13-2011
20100239576AMINO ESTER DERIVATIVES, SAILTS THEREOF AND METHODS OF USE - The present invention provides amino ester compounds, salts, and pharmaceutical formulations thereof useful in modulating the protein tyrosine kinase activity, and in modulating inter- and/or intra-cellular signaling. The invention also provides pharmaceutically acceptable compositions comprising such compounds and methods of using the compositions in the treatment of hyperproliferative disorders in mammals, especially humans.09-23-2010
20110014191BREAST CANCER EXPRESSION PROFILING - The present invention relates to a method for analyzing cancer. e.g., breast cancer including detection of differential expression of at least one of the 16 genes encoding serine/threonine kinases listed in Table 1, or of the 16 genes, and to a polynucleotide library including at least one the 16 genes. This finds use in the development of novel applications, in particular in the development of prognosis or diagnostic of breast cancer or for monitoring the treatment of a patient with a breast cancer.01-20-2011
20110002917Antibody constant domain regions and uses thereof - The invention provides recombinant protein (e.g., a recombinant antibody or soluble receptor) having (i) a binding domain capable of specific binding to an epitope (for example an antibody variable domains, a receptor, a growth factor, a cytokine, or a fragment of any of the foregoing which is capable of specifically binding the desired epitope) and (ii) an effector domain comprising a constant domain region which is derived from immunoglobulin of a first species which is a companion mammal, e.g. dog, cat, or horse, having engineered substitutions at one or more positions and having an altered interaction with one or more FcRs or other ligands, and optionally enhanced effector function, relative to the parent constant domain region.01-06-2011
20090246194ERYTHROPOIETIN ANALOG-IgG FUSION PROTEINS - Erythropoietin analog-human IgG fusion protein (EPOa-IgG) fusion protein and methods of making and using the fusion protein.10-01-2009
20110110934TREATMENT OF UVEITIS - The present invention relates generally to the use of antagonists of G-CSF, and/or its receptor (G-CSFR) in the treatment of uveitis. The present invention contemplates, therefore, the inhibition of G-CSF or G-CSFR systemically or locally and/or the down-regulation of expression of a G-CSF or G-CSFR in the treatment of uveitis.05-12-2011
20110008339MONOCLONAL ANTIBODY AND USE THEREOF - An antibody capable of recognizing amyloid β while not recognizing amyloid β precursor proteins, and a method for using the same.01-13-2011
20110008338Treatment of Autoimmune Diseases - The present invention concerns treatment of autoimmune diseases with antagonists which bind to B cell surface markers, such as CD19 or CD20.01-13-2011
20090035309Substituted Benzazoles and Methods of Their Use as Inhibitors of RAF Kinase - New substituted benzazole 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.02-05-2009
20090035311Identification and use of prognostic and predictive markers in cancer treatment - The present invention provides a method of screening for markers useful in predicting the efficacy of the treatment of a specified cancer that includes: (a) constructing a tissue microarray from a tissue bank comprising multiple tissue samples that are annotated with clinical follow-up data; (b) labeling polynucleic acid probes specific for oncogenes or cancer-associated genes known to be potential amplicons; (c) performing fluorescent in situ hybridization analysis on the tissue microarray; and (d) correlating the result of the fluorescent in situ hybridization with the clinical follow-up data. In addition, the present invention provides a method of treating breast cancer that includes measuring the expression levels or amplification of HTPAP in a patient having breast cancer and then providing a patient having increased levels of HTPAP expression or HTPAP amplification with therapeutic quantities of at least one compound that interferes with the phosphatidic acid phosphatase activity of HTPAP. The present invention also encompasses a method of treating breast cancer that includes screening a breast cancer patient for amplification of the cMYC gene and then treating a patient having amplification of the cMYC gene with therapeutic quantities of a compound that interferes with HER02-05-2009
20090035310CANCER TREATMENT - Pharmaceutical compositions and methods for inhibiting tumor growth and/or for inducing apoptosis are provided. Such compositions comprise at least one polypeptide of contiguous amino acids 1-198, 197-454, or 896-1150 of CARP-1 protein, and derivatives thereof, and may optionally comprise one or more cancer chemotherapeutic agents. Also provided are plasmids encoding the polypeptides, and methods of using the polypeptides and plasmids to inhibit cancer cell growth, including in mammals.02-05-2009
20090035305Compositions and Methods for Treating Viral Infection - Described are methods of treating viral disease using compounds that block inhibitory NK cell receptors, thereby reducing their inhibition of NK cell cytotoxicity in killing infected target cells. In one embodiment, the compound is an antibody binding, for example, one or more of the human KIR2DL1, KIR2DL2, and KIR2DL3 receptors. In another embodiment, the method further comprises administering a therapeutic antibody or fusion protein which binds an antigen expressed on cells infected with the virus.02-05-2009
20090035308Methods for using and identifying modulators of Delta-like 4 - In certain embodiments, this present invention provides methods of identifying and using agonists and antagonists of Delta-like 4 (Dll4) signaling.02-05-2009
20090035303METHODS OF DETECTING METHYL TRANSFERASE ACTIVITY AND METHODS OF SCREENING FOR METHYL TRANSFERASE ACTIVITY MODULATORS - The invention features a method for determining methyl transferase activity of a polypeptide and screening for modulators of methyl transferase activity. The invention further provides a method or pharmaceutical composition for prevention or treating of colorectal cancer or hepatocellular carcinoma using the modulator.02-05-2009
20110129464HUMANIZED ANTI-ERBB2 ANTIBODIES AND TREATMENT WITH ANTI-ERBB2 ANTIBODIES - The present application describes humanized anti-ErbB2 antibodies and methods for treating cancer with anti-ErbB2 antibodies, such as humanized anti-ErbB2 antibodies.06-02-2011
20110129460Combination Antibodies For The Treatment And Prevention Of Disease Caused By Bacillus Anthracis And Related Bacteria And Their Toxins - The invention relates to methods and compositions for the prevention and treatment of disease caused by 06-02-2011
20090117104GLP-2 Mimetibodies, Polypeptides, Compositions, Methods and Uses - Mammalian GLP-2 mimetibodies, polypeptides and nucleic acids are disclosed. Methods of utilizing the mimetibodies and polypeptides to treat GLP-2 related diseases are also disclosed.05-07-2009
20100150910USE OF MONOCLONAL ANTIBODIES SPECIFIC TO THE O-ACETYLATED FORM OF GD2 GANGLIOSIDE FOR TREATMENT OF CERTAIN CANCERS - The invention relates to the use of monoclonal antibodies that only recognise the O-acetylated form of the GD2 ganglioside, or fragments of said antibody, for the diagnosis and the treatment of cancers in which the cells express the O-acetylated GD2, said antibody or said fragment recognising the O-acetylated GD2 molecules expressed by the tumoral cells and not recognising the GD2 molecules expressed at the surface of the peripheral nerves, in order to increase the specificity of the diagnosis and reduce the toxicity of the treatments. The invention also relates to artificially modified antibodies advantageously used for treating and diagnosing cancers in which the cells express the O-acetylated GD2.06-17-2010
20110033460ANTI-ErbB2 ANTIBODIES - Anti-ErbB2 antibodies are described which bind to an epitope in Domain 1 of ErbB2 and induce cell death via apoptosis. Various uses for these antibodies are also described.02-10-2011
20110033455Methods For Inhibiting The Binding Of Endosialin To Ligands - The invention provides methods for inhibiting the interaction of endosialin with endosialin ligands. The inhibition is effectuated on the genetic level, by inhibiting endosialin gene expression, and on the protein level, by blocking the interaction of cell-surface expressed endosialin with ligands such as fibronectin and collagen. The invention provides methods for identifying inhibitors of the interaction of endosialin with endosialin ligands. Also provided are methods for inhibiting angiogenesis and neovascularization in vivo and in vitro.02-10-2011
20110033458COMBINATIONS COMPRISING EPOTHILONES AND PHARMACEUTICAL USES THEREOF - The invention relates to a pharmaceutical combination which comprises (a) a HER-1 or a HER-2 antibody or (b) at least one antineoplastic agent selected from the group consisting of aromatase inhibitors, antiestrogens, topoisomerase I inhibitors, topoisomerase II inhibitors, microtubule active agents, protein kinase C inhibitors, anti-angiogenic compounds, gonadorelin agonists, anti-androgens, histone deacetylase inhibitors and S-adenosylmethionine decarboxylase inhibitors; and (c) an epothilone derivative of formula I02-10-2011
20110033454Methods For Treating Diseases Using Antibodies to Aminophospolipids - Disclosed are surprising discoveries concerning the role of anionic phospholipids and aminophospholipids in tumor vasculature and in viral entry and spread, and compositions and methods for utilizing these findings in the treatment of cancer and viral infections. Also disclosed are advantageous antibody, immunoconjugate and duramycin-based compositions and combinations that bind and inhibit anionic phospholipids and aminophospholipids, for use in the safe and effective treatment of cancer, viral infections and related diseases.02-10-2011
20110033452Anti-Glypican 3 Antibody Having Modified Sugar Chain - An anti-glypican 3 antibody with modified sugar chains, more specifically, an anti-glypican 3 antibody lacking fucose is provided. The anti-glypican 3 antibody with modified sugar chains of the present invention may be produced by a process comprising introducing a nucleic acid encoding an anti-glypican 3 antibody into host cells with reduced fucose addition capability, such as YB2/0 cells and cells lacking a fucose transporter. The anti-glypican 3 antibody with modified sugar chains of the present invention has a high level of cytotoxic activity and therefore is useful as a cell growth inhibitor such as an anticancer agent.02-10-2011
20110033448Inhibitors of LL-37 Mediated Immune Reactivity to Self Nucleic Acids - Methods and compositions for treating disease are provided. More particularly, methods and compositions of inhibiting pathogenic interferon production are prevented, which may be useful in the treatment of various diseases. In other embodiments, therapeutic compounds and methods for the treatment of autoimmune diseases and chronic inflammatory diseases are provided. One such method is a method for inhibiting pathogenic interferon production or inhibiting activation of plasmacytoid dendritic cells or treating an autoimmune or chronic inflammatory disease, which comprises inhibiting one or more of LL-37 and hCAP18.02-10-2011
20110033457COMBINATION OF EPOTHILONE ANALOGS AND CHEMOTHERAPEUTIC AGENTS FOR THE TREATMENT OF PROLIFERATIVE DISEASES - Compositions and methods are disclosed which are useful of the treatment and prevention of proliferative disorders.02-10-2011
20110033462HUMANIZED MONOCLONAL ANTIBODIES THAT SPECIFICALLY BIND AND/OR NEUTRALIZE JAPANESE ENCEPHALITIS VIRUS (JEV) AND THEIR USE - Disclosed herein are isolated humanized monoclonal antibodies that specifically bind Japanese encephalitis virus (JEV) with a binding affinity of about 1.0 nM or less. Nucleic acids encoding these antibodies, expression vectors including these nucleic acid molecules, and isolated host cells that express the nucleic acid molecules are also disclosed. Methods of treating, preventing, and/or ameliorating JEV infection in a subject with JEV also are disclosed. Additionally, the antibodies can be used to detect JEV in a sample, and methods of diagnosing JEV infection, or confirming a diagnosis of JEV infection in a subject, are disclosed herein that utilize these antibodies.02-10-2011
20110033456METHODS OF THERAPY FOR B-CELL MALIGNANCIES USING ANTAGONIST ANTI-CD40 ANTIBODIES - Methods of therapy for B-cell malignancies are provided. The methods comprise administering a therapeutically effective amount of an antagonist anti-CD40 antibody or antigen-binding fragment thereof to a patient in need thereof. The antagonist anti-CD40 antibody or antigen-binding fragment thereof is free of significant agonist activity when the antibody binds a CD40 antigen on a normal human B cell, exhibits antagonist activity when the antibody binds a CD40 antigen on a malignant human B cell, and can exhibit antagonist activity when the antibody binds a CD40 antigen on a normal human B cell. Antagonist activity of the anti-CD40 antibody or antigen-binding fragment thereof beneficially inhibits proliferation and/or differentiation of malignant human B cells.02-10-2011
20110033449Human immune therapies using a CD27 agonist alone or in combination with other immune modulators - Methods of inducing T cell proliferation and expansion in vivo for treating conditions wherein antigen-specific T cell immune response are therapeutically desirable such as cancer, infection, inflammation, allergy and autoimmunity and for enhancing the efficacy of vaccines are provided. These methods comprise the administration of at least one CD27 agonist, preferably an agonistic CD27 antibody, alone or in association with another moiety such as immune stimulant or immune modulator such as an anti-CD40, OX-40, 4-IBB, or CTLA-4 antibody or an agent that depletes regulatory cells, or a cytokine. These mono and combination therapies may also optionally include the administration of a desired antigen such as a tumor antigen, an allergen, an autoantigen, or an antigen specific to an infectious agent or pathogen against which a T cell response (often CD8+) is desirably elicited.02-10-2011
20110033446Treatment of HIV-1-infected individuals to reduce risk of coronary artery disease and suppress virus replication - The present invention provides novel methods for treating and preventing coronary artery disease in HIV-1-infected individuals by interfering with Nef-mediated effect on ABCA1. The invention further provides novel methods for suppressing HIV infection by stimulating cholesterol efflux from cells by stimulating expression of ABCA1 in HIV-1-infected individuals. These methods take advantage of the finding that Nef, a regulatory protein of HIV-1, (1) diminishes expression of ATP-binding cassette transporter A1 (ABCA1), the main transporter of cholesterol from cells to extracellular acceptors; and (2) impairs cholesterol efflux from HIV-1-infected macrophages leading to cholesterol accumulation and formation of foam cells, which is a characteristic feature of atherosclerosis.02-10-2011
20110110944ANTI-ALK1 ANTIBODIES AND USES THEREOF - The present invention provides recombinant antigen-binding regions and antibodies and functional fragments containing such antigen-binding regions that are specific for AIk1, which plays an integral role in various disorders or conditions, such as cancer and macular degeneration. These antibodies, accordingly, can be used to treat these and other disorders and conditions. Antibodies of the invention also can be used in the diagnostics field, as well as for further investigating the role of AIk1 in the progression of disorders associated with pathogenic angiogenesis. The invention also provides nucleic acid sequences encoding the foregoing antibodies, vectors containing the same, pharmaceutical compositions and kits with instructions for use.05-12-2011
20110038855TRAIL AND METHODS OF MODULATING T CELL ACTIVITY AND ADAPTIVE IMMUNE RESPONSES USING TRAIL - Methods of modulating a T cell response are provided. Methods include, among other things, contacting a T cell that expresses TNF-related apoptosis-inducing ligand (TRAIL, Apo-2L) or TRAIL receptor (DR4 or DR5) with a molecule that binds to TRAIL (Apo-2L), a molecule that binds to TRAIL receptor (DR4 or DR5), or with a soluble TRAIL (Apo-2L) reagent.02-17-2011
20110243936TNFalpha-NEUTRALIZING ANTIBODIES - The invention provides monoclonal antibodies that neutralize TNFα activity. The monoclonal antibodies may be rabbit monoclonal antibodies or monoclonal antibodies having CDR regions derived from those rabbit monoclonal antibodies. In certain embodiments, the monoclonal antibodies may be humanized. Methods of using the subject antibodies to inhibit TNFα activity, methods of treatment using those antibodies and kits containing the same are also provided. The invention finds use in a variety of research and medical applications.10-06-2011
20110110939METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR THE TREATMENT AND DIAGNOSIS OF SYSTEMIC ANTHRAX INFECTION - The present invention features methods and kits that utilize Ang-2 antagonists for the treatment, inhibition, and prevention of a systemic anthrax infection. The invention described herein also features methods for the diagnosis of a systemic anthrax infection by detecting elevated levels of Ang-2 in the serum of a subject.05-12-2011
20090041767PHARMACEUTICAL COMBINATIONS - Pharmaceutical combinations comprising an α5β1 antagonist in combination with a tyrosine kinase inhibitor. In some embodiments, the α5β1 antagonist is volociximab. In some embodiments, the tyrosine kinase inhibitor is sunitinib or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof. The invention also relates to methods for treating cancer by administering the pharmaceutical combinations to a subject.02-12-2009
20110117090ADAM-15 ANTIBODIES AND IMMUNOGENIC PEPTIDES - The present invention relates to antibodies and antigen-binding fragments thereof, immunogenic peptide(s), and siRNA molecules which are capable of inhibiting neovascularization and/or angiogenesis and endothelial cell proliferation. The invention relates to antibodies and antigen-binding fragments thereof with specificity towards the metalloprotease domain of ADAM 15 and to immunogenic peptide(s) that elicits such antibodies. The invention also relates to compositions and kits comprising the antibodies and immunogenic peptide(s) of the invention, as well as methods and uses of the antibodies and antigen-binding fragments thereof and immunogenic peptide(s), as well as siRNA molecules.05-19-2011
20100266588Breast Cancer Susceptibility Gene GT198 and Uses Thereof - It has been discovered that the human GT198 gene (gene symbol PSMC3IP) at chromosome 17q21 acts as a tumor suppressor. The mutation of the GT198 gene causes the increased dominant negative splice variant activity and leads to the loss of wild type GT198 function, and in turn, induces breast and ovarian cancers. One embodiment provides compositions and methods for treating or alleviating one or more symptoms associated with cancer due to the GT198 gene mutations. Another embodiment provides methods and compositions for detecting cancer due to the mutation of the GT198 gene. Still another embodiment provides methods for identifying compounds, antibodies and natural product molecules that are useful for treating cancer due to the mutations of the GT198 gene. Preferably the disclosed compositions antagonize or interfere with the biological activity of splice variants of GT198.10-21-2010
20110117089BCR-Complex-Specific Antibodies And Methods Of Using Same - This invention relates to chimeric and humanized antibodies that specifically bind the BCR complex, and particularly chimeric and humanized antibodies to the BCR complex. The invention also relates to methods of using the antibodies and compositions comprising them in the diagnosis, prognosis and therapy of diseases such as cancer, autoimmune diseases, inflammatory disorders, and infectious disease.05-19-2011
20110117086MONOCLONAL ANTIBODIES TO PROGASTRIN AND THEIR USES - The present disclosure is directed to progastrin monoclonal antibodies, fragments thereof, compositions comprising progastrin monoclonal antibodies, and methods of making and using progastrin monoclonal antibodies and compositions thereof. The present disclosure is directed to methods of treating colorectal cancer with progastrin monoclonal antibodies and compositions comprising progastrin monoclonal antibodies or fragments thereof. The present disclosure is further directed to methods comprising detection of progastrin, including methods of diagnosing colorectal cancer and methods of monitoring efficacy of anti-cancer therapy in subjects suffering from colorectal cancer.05-19-2011
20110117084VANDETANIB DERIVATIVES - This invention relates to novel quinazoline derivatives and their acceptable acid addition salts. The invention also provides compositions comprising a compound of this invention and the use of such compositions in methods of treating diseases and conditions beneficially treated by inhibitory activity against the VEGF receptor tyrosine kinase.05-19-2011
20110117091HUMANIZATION OF RABBIT ANTIBODIES USING A UNIVERSAL ANTIBODY FRAMEWORK - The present invention relates to an universal antibody acceptor framework and to methods for grafting non-human antibodies, e.g., rabbit antibodies, using a universal antibody acceptor framework. Antibodies generated by the methods of the invention are useful in a variety of diagnostic and therapeutic applications.05-19-2011
20100247533TREATMENT WITH A HUMANIZED ANTI-EGFR IgG1 ANTIBODY AND IRINOTECAN - The present invention provides a humanized anti-EGFR IgG1 antibody and irinotecan for combined use in treating cancer, with or without additional agents or treatments, such as other anti-cancer drugs or radiation therapy. The invention also encompasses a pharmaceutical composition that is comprised of a combination of a humanized anti-EGFR IgG1 antibody and irinotecan in a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier, and methods for the treatment of cancer comprising administering both irinotecan and a humanized anti-EGFR IgG1 antibody.09-30-2010
20100247531ANTI-FGFR3 ANTIBODIES AND METHODS USING SAME - The invention provides FGFR3 antibodies, and compositions comprising and methods of using these antibodies.09-30-2010
20110038857NOVEL AZA-BICYCLIC COMPOUNDS AND THEIR USE AS STIMULATORS OF SOLUBLE GUANYLATE CYCLASE - The present application relates to novel azabicyclic compounds, processes for their preparation, their use alone or in combinations for the treatment and/or prevention of diseases, and their use for producing medicaments for the treatment and/or prevention of diseases, especially for the treatment and/or prevention of cardiovascular disorders.02-17-2011
20110212092GLUCAGON RECEPTOR ANTAGONISTS - The present invention relates to glucagon receptor polypeptide antagonists which inhibit the binding of the hormone glucagon to its receptor. More particularly, the present invention relates to high affinity glucagon receptor antibodies or Fab fragments thereof that inhibit binding of glucagon to its receptor and their use in the treatment or prevention of type 2 diabetes (NIDDM) and related disorders in mammalian species.09-01-2011
20110212088ANTI-PAF ANTIBODIES - Monoclonal antibodies to platelet activating factor (PAF) are described, along with methods for their production and use. Such antibodies can be formulated and used for therapeutic purposes, as well as for diagnosis and detection.09-01-2011
20110038856METHODS OF TREATING NEOPLASTIC, AUTOIMMUNE AND INFLAMMATORY DISEASES - Methods of treating cancer and autoimmune and inflammatory diseases are provided.02-17-2011
20110038854STRATEGY FOR HOMO- OR HETERO-DIMERIZATION OF VARIOUS PROTEINS IN SOLUTION AND IN CELL - The present invention describes a chimeric polypeptide comprising a first portion comprising a receptor domain, wherein the receptor domain comprises an intracellular region and a transmembrane region; and a second portion comprising a dimerization domain. The present invention also describes a chimeric polypeptide comprising a first portion comprising a receptor domain, wherein the receptor domain comprises a receptor extracellular region; and a second portion comprising a dimerization domain, wherein the dimerization domain comprises an antibody heavy chain region of a Fab fragment or an antibody light chain region. Polynucleotides encoding the chimeric polypeptides and methods of use of the chimeric polypeptides are also described.02-17-2011
20110243941Identification and Engineering of Antibodies with Variant Fc Regions and Methods of Using Same - The present invention relates to molecules, particularly polypeptides, more particularly immunoglobulins (e.g., antibodies), comprising a variant Fc region, wherein said variant Fc region comprises at least one amino acid modification relative to a wild-type Fc region, which variant Fc region binds FcγRIIIA and/or FcγRIIA with a greater affinity, relative to a comparable molecule comprising the wild-type Fc region. The molecules of the invention are particularly useful in preventing, treating, or ameliorating one or more symptoms associated with a disease, disorder, or infection. The molecules of the invention are particularly useful for the treatment or prevention of a disease or disorder where an enhanced efficacy of effector cell function (e.g., ADCC) mediated by FcγR is desired, e.g., cancer, infectious disease, and in enhancing the therapeutic efficacy of therapeutic antibodies the effect of which is mediated by ADCC.10-06-2011
20110243940BICYCLIC PYRANONE DERIVATIVES AND METHODS OF USE THEREOF - The present invention relates to Bicyclic Pyranone Derivatives, their compositions and uses for treating or preventing a metabolic disorder, dyslipidemia, a cardiovascular disease, a neurological disorder, a hematological disease, cancer, inflammation, a respiratory disease, a gastroenterological disease, diabetes, a diabetic complication, obesity, an obesity-related disorder or non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. Formula (I). Y is —C— when an optional and additional bond is present and Y is —CH— when an optional and additional bond is not present; Z is —O—, —NH— or —N(alkyl)- when the optional and additional bond between Y and Z Is absent, and Z Is —N— when the optional and additional bond between Y and Z is present; R10-06-2011
20110243939MODIFICATION OF NUCLEIC ACID VECTORS WITH POLYMERS COMPRISING CHARGED QUATERNARY AMINO GROUPS - The present invention provides a polymer modified nucleic acid vector in which the nucleic acid vector is covalently linked to a polymer, which polymer comprises one or more positively charged quaternary amino groups, wherein the nucleic acid vector is a micro-organism selected from the group consisting of a virus, a bacteria or a bacteriophage, a fungus, a spore, a eukaryotic cell nucleus or other micro-organism fragment or a component containing genetic information, and wherein (a) the polymer and/or the linkages between it and the nucleic acid vector are hydrolytically, reducibly or enzymatically degradable; and/or (b) wherein each of the positively charged quaternary amino groups is linked to the polymer backbone via one or more degradable or biodegradable linkages.10-06-2011
20110243938Methods to Reduce B-Helper T Cells to Treat Autoimmune Diseases - The present invention includes compositions and methods for the treatment of autoimmune diseases by administering to a subject having an autoimmune disorder an effective amount of a therapeutic composition comprising a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier and at least one IL-12 inhibitor, e.g., a blocking anti-IL-12 antibody or fragment thereof.10-06-2011
20110243933Perifosine and Capecitabine as a Combined Treatment for Cancer - Treatment regimens comprising co-treatment of cancer with perifosine and capecitabine are disclosed herein, as well as pharmaceutical compositions and unit dosage forms thereof formulated to be suitable for use in said treatment regimens.10-06-2011
20110243931COMBINATION THERAPY WITH TYPE I AND TYPE II ANTI-CD20 ANTIBODIES - The present application is directed to the combination therapy of a type I and a type II anti-CD20 antibody for the treatment of cancer, especially of CD20 expressing cancer.10-06-2011
20110243930COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR THE TREATMENT OF IMMUNE RELATED DISEASES - The present invention relates to compositions containing novel proteins and methods of using those compositions for the diagnosis and treatment of immune related diseases.10-06-2011
20110243928CHIMERIC AND HUMANISED MONOCLONAL ANTIBODIES AGAINST INTERLEUKIN-13 - The present invention concerns immunoglobulins, particularly antibodies which specifically bind human Interleukin 13 (hIL-13). Antibodies of the invention may be used in the treatment of a variety of diseases or disorders responsive to modulation of the interaction between hIL-13 and the human IL-13 receptor. Such diseases include severe asthma, atopic dermatitis, COPD and various fibrotic diseases. Pharmaceutical compositions comprising said antibodies and methods of manufacture are also disclosed.10-06-2011
20110243927METHODS OF INHIBITING TUMOR GROWTH USING BETA 5 INTEGRIN ANTAGONISTS - The present invention relates to methods for treating cancer by administering to a mammalian subject a therapeutically effective amount of a selective β10-06-2011
20110243926ANTI-P-SELECTIN ANTIBODIES AND METHODS OF USING THE SAME TO TREAT INFLAMMATORY DISEASES - The invention features antibodies, e.g., chimeric and humanized antibodies, that recognize (i.e., bind) P-selectin. The P-selectin antibodies prevent P-selectin from binding to its cognate receptor. The P-selectin antibodies can be used to treat inflammatory and thrombotic conditions, e.g., sickle cell disease, pain crisis associated with sickle cell disease, deep vein thrombosis, asthma, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis, and ischemia reperfusion injury in a patient in need thereof.10-06-2011
20100247530COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR PREVENTING AND TREATING PRESBYCUSIS - The present invention provides compositions and methods for preventing and treating presbycusis. In particular, the present invention provides compositions and methods for preventing and treating presbycusis by inhibiting Bak.09-30-2010
20100247529COOPERATIVE AND DYNAMIC ASSEMBLY OF AFFINITY COMPLEXES - The invention generally relates to the field of immunochemistry including antibody therapy, diagnostics, and basic research and specifically relates to the area of alternatives to natural antibodies including artificial antibodies or antibody mimics. The invention relates particularly to the cooperative assembly of stable affinity complexes.09-30-2010
20100247528ARRAYS, KITS AND CANCER CHARACTERIZATION METHODS - The invention provides an array comprising a substrate and a set of addressable elements, wherein each addressable element comprises (i) a polynucleotide that specifically binds to a target molecule, (ii) a polypeptide that specifically binds to target molecule, or (iii) a combination of (i) and (ii), wherein the target molecule is selected from the group of cancer-related target molecules as defined herein. Related kits, methods, and uses as described herein are further provided by the invention.09-30-2010
20100247527COMPOSITION AND METHOD FOR TREATMENT OF AUTOIMMUNE DISEASE - The present invention provides compositions and methods for the treatment of autoimmune diseases, in particular rheumatoid arthritis. Compounds which function as antagonists of Toll-like Receptor 2 are shown to suppress the immune response which result in the onset and progression of autoimmune disease. In particular monoclonal antibodies which have a binding specificity to Toll-like receptor 2 are disclosed for use in methods for the treatment and/or prophylaxis of autoimmune disease.09-30-2010
20100135999QUINOLINE-CARBOXAMIDE DERIVATIVES AS P2Y12 ANTAGONISTS - The present invention relates to compounds of the formula I,06-03-2010
20100136001Methods 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.06-03-2010
20100136004COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR TREATING NEUROLOGICAL DISORDERS - Methods and compositions for modulating GABA release in a subject are provided. A preferred embodiment provides a composition containing an effective amount of an ErbB4 ligand to enhance or promote GABA release, i.e., GABAergic transmission. The ErbB4 ligand can be an agonist ligand or an antagonist ligand depending on the disorder to be treated. Methods for treating neurological disorders are also provided. Representative disorders that can be treated include, but are not limited to schizophrenia, epilepsy, depression and anxiety, insomnia, stroke, pain, bipolar, autism, or a combination thereof. By increasing GABA release a sedative effective can be induced in the subject. Methods for inducing a stimulatory effect in a subject are also provided. In these methods, an effective amount of an ErbB4 antagonist ligand is administered to the subject to reduce or inhibit GABA release in the subject.06-03-2010
20100136002METHODS FOR TREATING AND PREVENTING MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS - We have discovered that LRG-47 (also called p47 GTPase), plays a central role in the pathogenesis of multiple sclerosis, and that inhibition of LRG-47 activity by anti-LRG-47 antibodies or of LRG-47 expression by siRNA dramatically reduce the pathology and symptoms of multiple sclerosis. Certain embodiments of the invention are directed to the therapeutic use of anti-LRG-47 antibodies (mouse or rabbit or other antibodies that are humanized or human antibodies to LRG-47, preferably antibodies made against human LRG-47) or siRNA or antisense nucleotides that specifically hybridize with the gene or mRNA or cDNA encoding human LRG-47 to treat or prevent multiple sclerosis and other autoimmune diseases that are T-cell-mediated. Other embodiments are directed to methods for the diagnosis of multiple sclerosis or to determining the aggressiveness of multiple sclerosis by determining the amount of human LRG-47 or LRG-47 mRNA in a biological sample from the patient.06-03-2010
20100135998COMBINATION THERAPY FOR TREATMENT OF IMMUNE DISORDERS - Methods and compositions are provided for the treatment of immune disorders, such as autoimmune diseases, or cancers, involving combination therapy with agents that inhibit the development or maintenance of Th17 cells. Treatment regimens are provided in which an antagonist of a pro-inflammatory cytokine is administered for a time sufficient to alleviate signs and symptoms of an acute phase flare-up of the autoimmune disease, or cancer, and treatment with an antagonist of IL-23 is continued for a longer time to prevent recurrence of the acute event. Antagonists of PGE2 and CD161 are also disclosed for use in treatment of autoimmune, inflammatory and proliferative disorders.06-03-2010
20100135994HIV VACCINE BASED ON TARGETING MAXIMIZED GAG AND NEF TO DENDRITIC CELLS - The present invention includes compositions and methods for making and using a vaccine that includes a DC-specific antibody or fragment thereof to which an engineered Gag antigen is attached to form an antibody-antigen complex, wherein the Gag antigen is less susceptible to proteolytic degradation by eliminating one or more proteolytic sites or a DC-specific antibody or fragment thereof to which an engineered Nef antigen is attached to form an antibody-antigen complex, wherein the Nef antigen comprises one or more codon usage optimization that increase antibody-antigen complex secretion, or both, wherein the vaccine is able to elicit an HIV-specific T cell immune response to Gag p17, Gag p24, Nef and/or Cyclin D1.06-03-2010
20100136000TREATMENT OF FOLLICULAR LYMPHOMAS USING INHIBITORS OF THE LT PATHWAY - Therapeutic uses of inhibitors of the lymphotoxin pathway to treat tumors, specifically to treat follicular lymphomas.06-03-2010
20090074758IL-17 receptor a antigen binding proteins - The present invention relates to IL-17 Receptor A antigen binding proteins, such as antibodies, and compositions and methods for diagnosing and treating diseases mediated by IL-17 Receptor A activation.03-19-2009
20110142826AZAINDOLIZINES AND METHODS OF USE - The invention relates to azaindolizines of formula I-a or I-b with anti-cancer and/or anti-inflammatory activity and more specifically to azaindolizines which inhibit MEK kinase activity. The invention provides compositions and methods useful for inhibiting abnormal cell growth or treating a hyperproliferative disorder, or treating an inflammatory disease in a mammal. The invention also relates to methods of using the compounds for in vitro, in situ, and in vivo diagnosis or treatment of mammalian cells, or associated pathological conditions.06-16-2011
20100233164COMBINATIONS OF PHOSPHOINOSITIDE 3-KINASE INHIBITOR COMPOUNDS AND CHEMOTHERAPEUTIC AGENTS FOR THE TREATMENT OF HEMATOPOIETIC MALIGNANCIES - Combinations of PI3K inhibitor compounds having Formula I and chemotherapeutic agents, including stereoisomers, geometric isomers, tautomers, metabolites and pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof, are useful for treating hematopoietic malignancies. Methods of using such combinations for in vitro, in situ, and in vivo diagnosis, prevention or treatment of such disorders in mammalian cells, or associated pathological conditions, are disclosed.09-16-2010
20100226919Antitumoral Treatments - The present invention relates to combinations of PM02734 with EGFR tyrosine kinase inhibitors, and the use of these combinations in the treatment of cancer.09-09-2010
20100221251Compositions and Methods for Treatment of Cancer - The present invention relates to pyrroloquinolinyl-pyrrole-2,5-dione compounds and pyrroloquinolinyl-pyrrolidine-2,5-dione compounds, and methods of preparation of these compounds. The present invention also relates to pharmaceutical compositions comprising pyrroloquinolinyl-pyrrole-2,5-dione compounds and pyrroloquinolinyl-pyrrolidine-2,5-dione compounds. The present invention provides methods of treating a cell proliferative disorder, such as a cancer, by administering to a subject in need thereof a therapeutically effective amount of a pyrroloquinolinyl-pyrrole-2,5-dione compound or pyrroloquinolinyl-pyrrolidine-2,5-dione compound of the present invention.09-02-2010
20100221243METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR THE TREATMENT AND DIAGNOSIS OF DISEASES CHARACTERIZED BY VASCULAR LEAK, HYPOTENSION, OR A PROCOAGULANT STATE - Disclosed herein are methods for treating a vascular leak disorder, hypotension, or a procoagulant state using angiopoietin-2 (Ang-2) antagonist compounds. Also disclosed are methods for treating a vascular leak disorder associated with high dose IL-2 therapy using angiopoietin-2 antagonist compounds. Methods for diagnosing and monitoring vascular leak disorders, hypotension, or a procoagulant state that include the measurement of Ang-2 polypeptide or nucleic acid levels are also disclosed. Methods for inducing a vascular leak using an Ang-2 agonist are also disclosed.09-02-2010
20110212091MATERIALS AND METHODS FOR INHIBITING CANCER CELL INVASION - The invention provides an isolated antibody or antibody fragment thereof that binds an extracellular epitope of a fibroblast growth factor receptor-4 (FGFR4) that is expressed by mammalian cells and inhibits cancer cell invasion. Optionally, the antibody or fragment thereof binds an epitope of FGFR4 that is bound by monoclonal antibody F90-10C5, or comprises complementarity determining regions identical to those of monoclonal antibody F90-10C5. Also provided are methods of using the antibody or fragment thereof to modulate invasion, ingrowth, or metastasis of cancer cells and treat cancer in a subject. The invention additionally provides a method of identifying an antibody or antibody fragment that inhibits invasiveness.09-01-2011
20110086024USE OF ANTAGONISTS OF THE INTERACTION BETWEEN HIV GP120 AND A4B7 INTEGRIN - Methods are provided for the treatment of a HIV infection. The methods can include administering to a subject with an HIV infection a therapeutically effective amount of an agent that interferes with the interaction of gp120 and α4 integrin, such as a α4β1 or α4β7 integrin antagonist, thereby treating the HIV infection. In several examples, the α4 integrin antagonist is a monoclonal antibody that specifically binds to a α4, β1 or β7 integrin subunit or a cyclic hexapeptide with the amino acid sequence of CWLDVC. Methods are also provided to reduce HIV replication or infection. The methods include contacting a cell with an effective amount of an agent that interferes with the interaction of gp120 and α4 integrin, such as a α4β1 or α4β7 integrin antagonist. Moreover, methods are provided for determining if an agent is useful to treat HIV.04-14-2011
20110086026ANTIBODIES AGAINST IL-13 RECEPTOR ALPHA 1 AND USES THEREOF - An antibody binding to IL-13Rα1, inhibiting IL-13 bioactivity and comprising a variable heavy and a variable light chain, characterized in that the variable heavy chain amino acid sequence CDR3 of said antibody is selected from the group consisting of the heavy chain CDR3 sequences of SEQ ID NO: 1, 3, 5, 7 or 9 is useful in the treatment of asthma and allergic diseases.04-14-2011
20100008914METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR TREATING IL-4 AND IL-13 RELATED FIBROSIS RELATED PATHOLOGIES - The present invention relates to compositions and methods for treating at least one IL-4 or IL-13 fibrosis related condition or pathology, including therapeutic compositions, formulations, methods and devices.01-14-2010
20090258009PROTOFIBRIL SELECTIVE ANTIBODIES AND THE USE THEREOF - The present invention pertains to the prevention, treatment and diagnosis of neurodegenerative diseases, in particular Alzheimer's disease, and other similar disease. More specifically to high affinity antibodies selective for amyloid beta protein (Aβ) in its protofibril conformation and of IgG class and IgG1 or IgG4 subclass or combinations thereof or mutations thereof, retaining high Fc receptor binding and low C1(CIq) binding, effective in clearance of Aβ protofibrils and with reduce risk of inflammation.10-15-2009
20090202531USES OF ANTI-CD40 ANTIBODIES - Methods for treating a human patient for an inflammatory or autoimmune disease that is associated with CD40-expressing cells are provided, where the human patient is heterozygous or homozygous for FcγRIIIa-158F (genotype V/F or F/F). Also provided are methods of inhibiting antibody production by B cells in a human patient who is heterozygous or homozygous for FcγRIIIa-158F (genotype V/F or F/F). The methods comprise administering to the human patient a therapeutically or prophylactically effective amount of an anti-CD40 antibody. Methods and kits for identifying a human patient with an inflammatory or autoimmune disease that is treatable with an anti-CD40 antibody and which is non-responsive or refractory to treatment with rituximab (Rituxan®), as well as methods and kits for selecting an antibody therapy for treatment of a human patient having an inflammatory or autoimmune disease that is non-responsive or refractory to treatment with rituximab (Rituxan®), are also provided. The methods of the present invention find use in treatment of inflammatory diseases and autoimmune diseases that are associated with CD40-expressing cells. These methods are particularly advantageous with respect to inflammatory diseases and autoimmune diseases that are associated with cells expressing both CD40 and CD20, as the methods enable the treatment of patients having an inflammatory or autoimmune disease that is non-responsive or refractory to therapy with other therapeutic agents such as anti-CD20 antibodies.08-13-2009
20110165158METHODS FOR THE THERAPY OF INFLAMMATORY BOWEL DISEASE USING A TYPE-1 INTERFERON ANTAGONIST - Compositions and methods for the therapy of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), including Celiac Disease, Crohn's Disease, and Ulcerative Colitis, are disclosed. Illustrative compositions comprise one or more anti-type 1 interferon antagonists, such as anti-type 1 interferon receptor antibody antagonists and fragments thereof, as well as polypeptides and small molecules that inhibit the interaction of type 1 interferon with its receptor (IFNAR).07-07-2011
20110165157EXTENDING TIME TO DISEASE PROGRESSION OR SURVIVAL IN CANCER PATIENTS - The present application describes extending time to disease progression or survival in a cancer patient, where the patient's cancer displays HER activation, by treating the patient with a HER dimerization inhibitor, such as pertuzumab.07-07-2011
20110165156ANTIBODIES AGAINST HUMAN CSF-1R AND USES THEREOF - The present invention relates to antibodies against human CSF-1R (anti-CSF-1R antibody), methods for their production, pharmaceutical compositions containing said antibodies, and uses thereof.07-07-2011
20110165155METHODS OF TREATING METASTATIC BREAST CANCER WITH TRASTUZUMAB-MCC-DM1 - Methods of treating patients having metastatic or unresectable locally advanced HER2 positive cancer, e.g., breast cancer, with the antibody-drug conjugate trastuzumab-MCC-DM1 are provided, wherein the patients have received extensive prior treatment, e.g., with an anthracycline, a taxane, capecitabine, lapatinib, and trastuzumab.07-07-2011
20110165154COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS USING ANTI-CS1 ANTIBODIES TO TREAT MULTIPLE MYELOMA - Compositions and methods for treating MM are provided herein.07-07-2011
20110165152COMBINATION THERAPY OF AN AFUCOSYLATED CD20 ANTIBODY WITH FLUDARABINE AND/OR MITOXANTRONE - The present invention is directed to the combination therapy of an afucosylated anti-CD20 antibody with fludarabine and/or mitoxantrone for the treatment of cancer, especially to the combination therapy of CD20 expressing cancers with an afucosylated humanized B-Ly1 antibody with fludarabine and/or mitoxantrone.07-07-2011
20110165151COMBINATION THERAPY OF AN AFUCOSYLATED CD20 ANTIBODY WITH BENDAMUSTINE - The present invention is directed to the combination therapy of an afucosylated anti-CD20 antibody with bendamustine for the treatment of cancer, especially to the combination therapy of CD20 expressing cancers with an afucosylated humanized B-Ly1 antibody and bendamustine.07-07-2011
20110177063METHODS FOR TREATING COLORECTAL CANCER - The present disclosure is directed to methods of treating and preventing colorectal cancer metastasis or recurrence of colorectal cancer with compositions comprising anti-progastrin antibodies.07-21-2011
20110177062METHODS FOR TREATING BREAST CANCER - The present disclosure is directed to methods of treating and preventing breast cancer or recurrence of breast cancer with compositions comprising anti-progastrin antibodies.07-21-2011
20090311250METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR THE DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT OF CANCER - Methods and compositions are provided for the diagnosis and treatment of colorectal cancers associated with amplification or overexpression of the FGFR2 gene.12-17-2009
20100003252BLOCKING IMMUNE RESPONSE TO A GRAFT - The present application describes methods for blocking immune response to foreign antigens in a mammal using antagonists which bind to CD20.01-07-2010
20100008906Cripto binding molecules - The invention pertains to humanized forms of an anti-CRIPTO antibody and portions thereof. In one embodiment, the variable regions of these antibodies or polypeptides comprising them (e.g., full-length antibodies or domain deleted antibodies) can be used to treat disorders, such as cancer.01-14-2010
20100008913Methods and compositions for treating platelet-related disorders - Provided are prophylactic and therapeutic methods of treatment of subjects for the purpose of inhibiting vaso-occlusive events, including embolism, by administering agents, including anagrelide and anagrelide derivatives, which reduce the number of circulating platelets to low normal to below normal levels. Methods and pharmaceutical preparations comprising such agents are provided.01-14-2010
20100008916ANTIHUMAN TNF-ALPHA ANTIBODY ACTIVITY LOWERING INHIBITOR - The present invention provides an antihuman TNF-α antibody activity lowering inhibitor comprising a protein source(s) and/or carbohydrate source(s), in the treatment of inflammatory bowel syndrome with repeated administration of anti-TNF-α antibody; and a kit preparation wherein a freeze-dried antihuman TNF-α antibody and the activity lowering inhibitor in the above repeated administration of the anti-TNF-α antibody are separately contained in a plastic container so that they can communicate with each other. According to the present invention, in the drug therapy to the patients with inflammatory bowel syndrome, therapeutic agents which inhibit the inflammation for long periods without accompanying serious side effects can be provided.01-14-2010
20100008908Treatment of Heart Failure - The treatment of heart failure by administering a therapeutically effective amount of an agent that inhibits hypoxia-inducible factor (HIF). Such agents include small molecule chemical agents and biological agents.01-14-2010
20100008910METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR THE DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT OF CANCER - Methods and compositions are provided for the diagnosis and treatment of lung cancers in particular NSCLC associated with amplification or overexpression of the PRO gene, i.e. any of PDGFRA, KIT or KDR.01-14-2010
20100034813SUBSTITUTED PYRAZOLE AND TRIAZOLE COMPOUNDS AS KSP INHIBITORS - Disclosed are new substituted pyrazole and triazole compounds of Formula (I) and pharmaceutically acceptable salts, esters or prodrugs thereof, compositions of the derivatives together with pharmaceutically acceptable carriers, and uses thereof:02-11-2010
20100034817COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR THE TREATMENT OF IMMUNE RELATED DISEASES - The present invention relates to compositions containing novel proteins and methods of using those compositions for the diagnosis and treatment of immune related diseases.02-11-2010
20100034815METHOD FOR RESTORING DENDRITIC CELL POPULATIONS - The present invention provides methods for restoring and increasing dendritic cell populations in a subject by modulation of the lymphotoxin-β receptor (LTβR) via LTβR agonists. The invention also provides methods for screening for agents capable of restoring or increasing dendritic cell populations. The invention further provides a method for the treatment of immunodeficiency by administration of an LTβR agonist.02-11-2010
20100034818Human Anti-NGF Neutralizing Antibodies as Selective NGF Pathway Inhibitors - This invention provides antibodies that interact with or bind to human nerve growth factor (NGF) and neutralize the function of NGF thereby. The invention also provides pharmaceutical compositions of said antibodies and methods for neutralizing NGF function, and particularly for treating NGF-related disorders (e.g., chronic pain) by administering a pharmaceutically effective amount of anti-NGF antibodies. Methods of detecting the amount of NGF in a sample using anti-NGF antibodies are also provided.02-11-2010
20100034814COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR BINDING LYSOPHOSPHATIDIC ACID - Compositions and methods for making and using anti-LPA agents, for example, monoclonal antibodies, are described. Variable domain and complementarity determining region amino acid sequences of several monoclonal antibodies against LPA are disclosed, as is a consensus anti-LPA monoclonal antibody variable domain sequence.02-11-2010
20100034811THERAPEUTIC AGENTS FOR DISEASES INVOLVING CHOROIDAL NEOVASCULARIZATION - The present inventors focused on the fact that inflammation at the subretinal macular area enhances choroidal neovascularization, and developed pharmaceutical agents that suppress initiation or advancement of neovascularization by angiogenic factors such as VEGF. More specifically, the present inventors revealed that administering anti-IL-6 receptor monoclonal antibodies to mice treated with laser photocoagulation inhibits the development of choroidal neovascularization.02-11-2010
20100055100Monitoring treatment of cancer patients with drugs targeting EGFR pathway using mass spectrometry of patient samples - Methods using mass spectral data analysis and a classification algorithm provide an ability to determine whether a non-small-cell lung cancer patient, head and neck squamous cell carcinoma or colorectal cancer patient has likely developed a non-responsiveness to treatment with a drug targeting an epidermal growth factor receptor pathway. As the methods of this disclosure require only simple blood samples, the methods enable a fast and non-intrusive way of measuring when drugs targeting the EGFR pathway cease to be effective in certain patients. This discovery represents the first known example of true personalized selection of these types of cancer patients for treatment using these classes of drugs not only initially, but during the course of treatment.03-04-2010
20100061985ANTAGONISTS OF TWEAK AND OF TWEAK RECEPTOR AND THEIR USE TO TREAT IMMUNOLOGICAL DISORDERS - The present invention relates to reagents which modify the activity of TWEAK and their use as therapeutic agents for the treatment of immunological disorders.03-11-2010
20100061984COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR MODULATION OF SUPPRESSOR T CELL ACTIVATION - Methods of treating autoimmune disorders, coronary artery disease, allergy symptoms, allograft rejection sepsis/toxic shock are disclosed. Some methods comprise administering one or more regulatory compositions to activate the T suppressor cells by increasing the acetylation level and/or protein level of FOXP3 in combination with a T suppressor stimulus and/or an antigen. Some methods comprise administering one or more regulatory compositions to activate the T suppressor cells by increasing the acetylation level and/or protein level of FOXP3. Some methods comprise administering soluble GITR or antibodies that bind to GITR ligand. Methods of treating cancer, infectious diseases, and immune deficiency are also disclosed as are vaccination methods. The methods comprise administering one or more regulatory compositions to inactivate the T suppressor cells by reducing the acetylation level and/or protein level of FOXP3. Improved vaccines and vaccination methods are disclosed. Methods of identifying compounds that are useful to modulate acetylation level and/or protein level of FOXP3 and treat diseases are disclosed.03-11-2010
20100055096METHODS AND REAGENTS FOR THE ANALYSIS AND PURIFICATION OF POLYSACCHARIDES - The disclosure provides fusion proteins comprising a carbohydrate recognition domain of an innate immunity receptor and a heterologous polypeptide. The fusion proteins of the disclosure may be used, for example, to fingerprint polysaccharide compositions and to purify polysaccharide compositions. Polysaccharide compositions include those isolated from 03-04-2010
20100055095GENETIC VARIATIONS ASSOCIATED WITH TUMORS - Nucleotide and amino acid variations associated with tumors are provided. Methods for detecting variations and for diagnosing and treating tumors are provided.03-04-2010
20100055092Preventive or Remedy for Inflammatory Disease - The present inventors obtained, from a phage library of human antibodies, an anti-mouse NR 10 neutralizing antibody-expressing BM095 clone that shows a strong proliferation-suppressing activity in an IL-31-dependent Ba/F3 cell proliferation assay system. When this anti-mouse NR 10 neutralizing antibody was administered to NC/Nga mice, a model of atopic dermatitis which is a mouse model of chronic dermatitis that arises as a result of repeated applications of picryl chloride, a mouse model of rheumatoid arthritis, and a mouse model of osteoarthritis, a significant effect of symptom suppression was observed. This revealed that the anti-NR 10 neutralizing antibody is indeed effective as a therapeutic agent for inflammatory diseases. In addition, the present inventors successfully obtained an anti-human NR 10 neutralizing antibody, providing extremely useful therapeutic agents with practical clinical applications.03-04-2010
20100055099Diagnostics and Treatments for VEGF-Independent Tumors - Methods for identifying or diagnosing VEGF-independent tumors and methods for treating VEGF-independent tumors are provided.03-04-2010
20110038859METHODS FOR THE TREATMENT OF IL-1BETA RELATED DISEASES - Disclosed are methods for the treatment and/or prevention of Type 2 diabetes, insulin resistance and disease states and conditions characterized by insulin resistance, obesity, hyperglycemia, hyperinsulinemia and Type 1 diabetes, comprising administering to a subject an effective amount of anti-IL-1β antibody or fragment thereof.02-17-2011
20110177068PHARMACEUTICAL PREPARATION COMPRISING AN ANTIBODY AGAINST THE EGF RECEPTOR - The invention relates to an aqueous pharmaceutical preparation comprising an antibody against endothelial growth factor receptor (EGF receptor). The preparation has increased storage stability, even at elevated temperatures, and can be used for the treatment of tumours.07-21-2011
20110177067COMBINATION THERAPY OF A TYPE II ANTI-CD20 ANTIBODY WITH INCREASED ANTIBODY DEPENDENT CELLULAR CYTOTOXICITY (ADCC) - The present invention is directed to a pharmaceutical composition comprising: (A) a type II anti-CD20 antibody with increased antibody dependent cellular cytotoxicity (ADCC); and (B) a chemotherapeutic agent selected from the group consisting of: cyclophosphamide, vincristine and doxorubicine. The present invention is also directed to a method for the treatment of a CD20 expressing cancer, comprising administering to a patient in need of such treatment (i) an effective first amount of a type II anti-CD20 antibody with increased antibody dependent cellular cytotoxicity; and (ii) an effective second amount of one or more chemotherapeutic agents selected from the group consisting of cyclophosphamide, vincristine and doxorubicine.07-21-2011
20110177065METHODS OF TREATING/PREVENTING INFLAMMATION USING COMBINATION OF IL-1 ANTAGONIST AND IL-18 BINDING PROTEIN - The invention relates to the combined use of an IL-1 antagonist/inhibitor and IL-18 binding protein in inflammatory diseases.07-21-2011
20130164280PYRAZOLO[1,5-A]PYRIMIDINES AS ANTIVIRAL AGENTS - The invention provides compounds and pharmaceutically acceptable salts and esters and compositions thereof, for treating viral infections. The compounds and compositions are useful for treating Pneumovirinae virus infection including Human respiratory syncytial virus infections.06-27-2013
20100129359Methods to facilitate transmission of large molecules across the blood-brain, blood-eye, and blood-nerve barriers - A method for delivering a biologic to a human, comprising administering said biologic parenterally into the perispinal space of said human without direct intrathecal injection and positioning said human in a Trendelenburg position.05-27-2010
20110150869Neuroinvasion Inhibitor - The present inventors discovered that neural invasion is suppressed by inhibiting IL-6 in a model for neural invasion of pancreatic cancer, and completed the present invention. The present inventors also demonstrated that: an IL-6 receptor is expressed in cells of human pancreatic cancer cell lines; and IL-6 enhances the chemotactic and migratory activities and intracellular signaling of pancreatic cancer cells; and thus pancreatic cancer can be treated by inhibiting IL-6. Furthermore, the present inventors found that neural invasion of human pancreatic cancer can be suppressed, from the results of administering IL-6 inhibitors to neural invasion model mice.06-23-2011
20110097322PARTIALLY LOADED ANTIBODIES AND METHODS OF THEIR CONJUGATION - A protein containing one or more activatable groups, e.g., an antibody, is subjected to partial or complete reduction of one or more such bonds to form reactive groups; the resulting protein is reacted with a drug which is reactive with some of the reactive groups, such as certain radiometals, chelating agents, and toxins, so as to form a conjugate useful in, e.g., in vitro diagnosis, in vivo imaging, and therapy.04-28-2011
20110086027ANTI-CXCR4 ANTIBODIES - The present invention provides antibodies that bind human CXCR4 and are characterized as having high affinity and strong neutralizing properties. The antibodies of the invention are useful in the treatment of tumorigenesis, including tumor growth, invasion, angiogenesis, or metastasis.04-14-2011
20110076269METHODS OF INCREASING NEURONAL DIFFERENTIATION USING ANTIBODIES TO LYSOPHOSPHATIDIC ACID - Methods are provided for increasing neuronal differentiation of neuronal stem cells using antibodies that bind lysophosphatidic acid (LPA). Particularly preferred antibodies to LPA are monoclonal antibodies, including humanized monoclonal antibodies to LPA. Such antibodies, and derivatives and variants thereof, can be used in increasing neuronal differentiation, and in treatment and/or prevention of injuries, diseases, or conditions associated with insufficient neuronal differentiation and/or with elevated LPA levels in neural tissues.03-31-2011
20110250197PHARMACEUTICAL COMBINATION - This invention relates to a combination product or medicament comprising at least one novel substituted pyrrole derivative and one or more dyslipidemic agents, antiobesity agents, antihyperglycaemic agents, anti-inflammatory agents or mixture thereof. Also provided herein are the pharmaceutical compositions comprising at least one novel substituted pyrrole derivative and one or more dyslipidemic agents, antiobesity agents, antihyperglycaemic agents, anti-inflammatory agents or mixture thereof and optionally together with at least one pharmaceutically acceptable carrier, and methods for the treatment or prophylaxis of cardiovascular diseases, Alzheimer's disease, obesity, diabetes or inflammatory diseases comprising administering to a mammal in need thereof therapeutically effective amounts of combination pharmaceutical composition comprising at least one novel substituted pyrrole derivative and one or more dyslipidemic agents, antiobesity agents, antihyperglycaemic agents, anti-inflammatory agents or mixtures thereof.10-13-2011
20110081341IMMUNOPOTENTIATIVE COMPOSITION - Compositions for cancer or infection treatment via immunopotentiation caused by inhibition of immunosuppressive signal induced by PD-1, PD-L1, or PD-L2 and therapies using them, immunopotentiative substrates included as the active ingredient, screening methods of the substrates for cancer or infection treatment, cell lines used for the screening methods, evaluation methods that select the substrates for cancer treatment, and carcinoma cell transplanted mammals used for the evaluation methods. The compositions of the present invention that inhibits the function of PD-1, PD-L1, or PD-L2 are useful for treatment of cancer or infection.04-07-2011
20110081340METHODS FOR TREATING DISEASE USING AN ANTI-IL-21 RECEPTOR ANTIBODY - Monoclonal antibodies to the IL-21 receptor and multimeric complexes comprising the IL-21 receptor; including monoclonal antibodies to the heterodimeric receptor, IL-21/IL-2Rγ; have been prepared. The invention also describes a method of producing said antibodies. And, the invention also describes a method of treatment comprising using said antibodies to suppress an immune response.04-07-2011
20110081342ANTI-VEGF ANTIBODIES - Humanized and variant anti-VEGF antibodies and various uses therefor are disclosed. The anti-VEGF antibodies have strong binding affinities for VEGF; inhibit VEGF-induced proliferation of endothelial cells in vitro; and inhibit tumor growth in vivo.04-07-2011
20110104150ANTI-CD19 ANTIBODIES AND USES IN B CELL DISORDERS - The invention relates to immunotherapeutic compositions and methods for the treatment of B cell diseases and disorders in human subjects, such as, but not limited to, B cell malignancies and autoimmune diseases and disorders, using therapeutic antibodies that bind to the human CD19 antigen and that preferably mediate human ADCC. The present invention relates to pharmaceutical compositions comprising human or humanized anti-CD19 antibodies of the IgG1 or IgG3 human isotype. The present invention relates to pharmaceutical compositions comprising human or humanized anti-CD19 antibodies of the IgG2 or IgG4 human isotype that preferably mediate human ADCC. The present invention also relates to pharmaceutical compositions comprising chimerized anti-CD19 antibodies of the IgG1, IgG2, IgG3, or IgG4 isotype that mediate human ADCC. In preferred embodiments, the present invention relates to pharmaceutical compositions comprising monoclonal human, humanized, or chimeric anti-CD19 antibodies.05-05-2011
20110070230Method and devices for identifying and treating a subject who has developed an anti-antibody response - Methods, compositions, and kits relating to selecting a prophylactic or therapeutic antibody less likely to induce or aggravate an anti-antibody response in a subject administered the antibody. An antibody for administration to a subject may be selected to match, or at least more closely resemble, the allotypic phenotype of the subject's endogenous antibodies.03-24-2011
20110070228METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR AUTOMATED CELL TRANSFER THERAPY AND HAIR TRANSPLANTATION - Methods and apparatuses that selectively capture therapeutic cells associated with hair growth or development and their delivery to regions of hair loss. Cell capture and delivery is accomplished in part through the use of antibodies having binding sites specific to cell surface moieties characteristic of the therapeutic cells and having magnetic or paramagnetic features, which facilitates their immobilization to magnetizable rods that can be used to pierce the skin of the subject being treated for hair loss and the subsequent release of therapeutic cells to targeted sites beneath the epidermis.03-24-2011
20110076273Highly Concentrated Pharmaceutical Formulations - The present invention relates to a highly concentrated, stable pharmaceutical formulation of a pharmaceutically active anti-CD20 antibody, such as e.g. Rituximab, Ocrelizumab, or HuMab, or a mixture of such antibody molecules for subcutaneous injection. In particular, the present invention relates to formulations comprising, in addition to a suitable amount of the anti-CD20 antibody, an effective amount of at least one hyaluronidase enzyme as a combined formulation or for use in form of a co-formulation. The said formulations comprise additionally at least one buffering agent, such as e.g. a histidine buffer, a stabilizer or a mixture of two or more stabilizers (e.g. a saccharide, such as e.g. α,α-trehalose dihydrate or sucrose, and optionally methionine as a second stabilizer), a nonionic surfactant and an effective amount of at least one hyaluronidase enzyme. Methods for preparing such formulations and their uses thereof are also provided.03-31-2011
20110076274MATERIALS AND METHODS RELATING TO A G-PROTEIN COUPLED RECEPTOR - The present inventors demonstrate that the G-protein coupled receptor 55 (GPR55) is highly expressed in human aggressive breast cancer cells, and that the expression level may be correlated with the invasiveness and metastatic potential of these cells (for example metastasis to bone). In various aspects of the invention there are disclosed diagnostic tools or biomarkers that relate to the metastatic profile of breast cancer tumours. The invention also relates to pharmacological agents targeting this receptor for the purposes of inhibiting progression and spread of breast cancer.03-31-2011
20110076270Therapeutic Binding Molecules - A molecule comprising at least one antigen binding site, comprising in sequence the hypervariable regions CDR1, CDR2 and CDR3, said CDR1 having the amino acid sequence Asn-Tyr-Ile-Ile-His (NYIIH), said CDR2 having the amino acid sequence Tyr-Phe-Asn-Pro-Tyr-Asn-His-Gly-Thr-Lys-Tyr-Asn-Glu-Lys-Phe-Lys-Gly (YFNPYNHGTKYNEKFKG) and said CDR3 having the amino acid sequence Ser-Gly-Pro-Tyr-Ala-Trp-Phe-Asp-Thr (SGPYAWFDT); e.g. further comprising in sequence the hypervariable regions CDR1′, CDR2′ and CDR3′, CDR1′ having the amino acid sequence Arg-Ala-Ser-Gln-Asn-Ile-Gly-Thr-Ser-Ile-Gln (RASQNIGTSIQ), CDR2′ having the amino acid sequence Ser-Ser-Ser-Glu-Ser-Ile-Ser (SSSESIS) and CDR3′ having the amino acid sequence Gln-Gln-Ser-Asn-Thr-Trp-Pro-Phe-Thr (QQSNTWPFT), e.g. a chimeric or humanised antibody, useful as a pharmaceutical.03-31-2011
20110076272THERAPEUTIC METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS - Disclosed herein are methods for modulating the environment of a tumor, by inhibiting the activity of the extracellular enzyme lysyl oxidase-like 2 (LOXL2). The methods disclosed herein are effective in reducing tumor growth, reducing recruitment of cells to the tumor, reducing fibroblast activation, reducing desmoplasia, reducing vasculogenesis, reducing the number of TAFs, reducing growth factor production, inhibiting collagen deposition, and increasing necrosis and pyknosis in the tumor. Exemplary inhibitors of LOXL2 activity are antibodies and siRNAs.03-31-2011
20090258007Anti-Perp Antibody - The present invention provides an antibody which specifically recognizes three-dimensional structure of an extracellular region of a polypeptide encoded by PERP (p53 apoptosis effector related to PMP-22) gene and binds to the extracellular region. The antibody of the present invention is useful for treatment of various diseases which highly expresses a polypeptide encoded by the PERP gene. Also, a polypeptide encoded by the PERP gene or a cell expressing the polypeptide can be specifically detected by an immunological method using the antibody, so that the antibody is useful for diagnosis of various diseases related to PERP.10-15-2009
20110070225Beta antibody parenteral formulation - The present invention relates to a stable pharmaceutical parenteral formulation of an antibody, antibody molecule, a mixture of antibodies and/or a mixture of antibody molecules against the amyloid-beta peptide (Abeta) and a process for the preparation. Furthermore, corresponding uses are described.03-24-2011
20110070227Treatment of Autoimmune and Inflammatory Diseases - The invention relates to the treatment of autoimmune or inflammatory disorders with antibodies to CD22. In particular, the invention relates to the treatment of autoimmune or inflammatory disorders with epratuzumab with a new dosing regimen. More particularly, the invention relates to the treatment of SLE.03-24-2011
20110070232Combination Therapy with an Antitumor Alkaloid - The present invention relates to combinations of PM00104 with other anticancer drugs, and the use of these combinations in the treatment of cancer.03-24-2011
20110070226VARIABLE ANTIBODIES - The present invention discloses inhibitory antibodies against Factor VIII with modified glycosylation, either by enzymatic deglycosylation or by site directed mutagenesis. Said antibodies with modified glycosylation have equal affinity for FVIII but show different inhibiting properties. The use of one or a mixture of said antibodies allow modulation of the inhibition of factor VIII to levels between 40 and 95%. The present invention further discloses pharmaceutical compositions comprising inhibitory antibodies against Factor VIII with modified glycosylation, combinations of these antibodies and methods for treating haemostasis disorders using said antibodies and antibody mixtures.03-24-2011
20110070231STABLE LIQUID PHARMACEUTICAL FORMULATION OF IGG ANTIBODIES - This invention is directed to a stable liquid pharmaceutical formulation comprising a high concentration, e.g. 50 mg/ml or more, of antibody in about 20-60 mM succinate buffer or 30-70 mM histidine buffer, having pH from about pH 5.5 to about pH 6.5, about 0.01-0.1% polysorbate, and a tonicity modifier that contributes to the isotonicity of the formulation. This liquid formulation is stable at refrigerated temperature (2-8° C.) for at least 1 year, and preferably 2 years. This liquid formulation is suitable for subcutaneous injection. The preferred antibodies include Daclizumab, a humanized anti-IL-2 receptor monoclonal antibody; HAIL-12, a humanized anti-IL-12 monoclonal antibody; HuEP5C7, a humanized anti-L selectin monoclonal antibody; and Flintozumab, a humanized anti-gamma interferon monoclonal antibody.03-24-2011
20110070229Method of selecting a monoclonal antibody for administration - Methods, compositions, and kits relating to selecting a prophylactic or therapeutic antibody less likely to induce or aggravate an anti-antibody response in a subject administered the antibody. An antibody for administration to a subject may be selected to match, or at least more closely resemble, the allotypic phenotype of the subject's endogenous antibodies.03-24-2011
20110150871TREATMENT OF AN AUTOIMMUNE DISEASE USING IL-18 ANTAGONISTS - The present invention relates to the field of autoimmune diseases, including rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Specifically, the invention relates to methods of treating autoimmune diseases in patients that are non-responsive or refractory over time to treatment with TNF-α antagonists and/or T-cell co-stimulation antagonists with an IL-18 antagonist.06-23-2011
20110150870FULLY HUMAN ANTI-HUMAN NKG2D MONOCLONAL ANTIBODIES - The invention relates to isolated fully human monoclonal antibodies having specificity for human NKG2D and compositions thereof. The invention further relates to methods for using such antibodies in treating diseases or conditions such as cancer, autoimmune disease, or infectious disease.06-23-2011
20110150867POLYPEPTIDES WITH ENHANCED ANTI-INFLAMMATORY AND DECREASED CYTOTOXIC PROPERTIES AND RELATING METHODS - The invention provides a polypeptide containing at least one IgG Fc region, wherein said at least one IgG Fc region is glycosylated with at least one galactose moiety connected to a respective terminal sialic acid moiety by a α 2,6 linkage, and wherein said polypeptide having a higher anti-inflammatory activity as compared to an unpurified antibody.06-23-2011
20110150866Compositions and Methods for Increasing Bone Mineralization - A novel class or family of TGF-β binding proteins is disclosed. Also disclosed are assays for selecting molecules for increasing bone mineralization and methods for utilizing such molecules.06-23-2011
20120148576HUMANIZED ANTI-CD 19 ANTIBODY FORMULATIONS - The present invention provides stable liquid formulations comprising chimeric and humanized versions of anti-CD 19 mouse monoclonal antibodies that may mediate ADCC, CDC, and/or apoptosis for the treatment of B cell diseases and disorders.06-14-2012
20120148584VEGF-SPECIFIC ANTAGONISTS FOR ADJUVANT AND NEOADJUVANT THERAPY AND THE THREATMENT OF EARLY STAGE TUMORS - Disclosed herein are methods of treating benign, pre-cancerous, or non-metastatic tumors using an anti-VEGF-specific antagonist. Also disclosed are methods of treating a subject at risk of developing benign, pre-cancerous, or non-metastatic tumors using an anti-VEGF-specific antagonist. Also disclosed are methods of treating or preventing recurrence of a tumor using an anti-VEGF-specific antagonist as well as use of VEGF-specific antagonists in neoadjuvant and adjuvant cancer therapy.06-14-2012
20120148583CYTOKINE ANTAGONISTS FOR NEUROLOGICAL AND NEUROPSYCHIATRIC DISORDERS - A method for delivering a biologic pharmaceutical, comprising: administering an effective amount of a biologic pharmaceutical to a patient in need thereof by perispinal injection, without direct intrathecal or direct epidural injection.06-14-2012
20120148582ENGINEERED ANTI-IL-23R ANTIBODIES - Antibodies to human IL-23R are provided, as well as uses thereof, e.g. in treatment of inflammatory, autoimmune, and proliferative disorders.06-14-2012
20120148581USE OF NKG2D INHIBITORS FOR TREATING CARDIOVASCULAR AND METABOLIC DISEASES, SUCH AS TYPE 2 DIABETES - The present invention provides methods, compositions and kits for treating and detecting type 2 diabetes and/or conditions that may be regulated or normalised via inhibition of NKG2D, such as cardiovascular diseases.06-14-2012
20120148580METHODS FOR IDENTIFICATION OF SITES FOR IGG CONJUGATION - The present disclosure relates to immunoglobulins and immunoglobulin conjugates with reduced oligomerization and efficient labeling and compositions, methods of generating such immunoglobulins and immunoglobulin conjugates and methods of using such immunoglobulin conjugates particularly in the treatment and prevention of disease.06-14-2012
20120148579ANTIBODIES TO OX-2/CD200 AND USES THEREOF - This application provides methods and compositions for modulating and/or depleting CD200 positive cells.06-14-2012
20120148578METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR INHIBITING CD32B EXPRESSING CELLS - The present invention relates to immunoglobulins that bind FcγRIIb+ cells and coengage the antigen on the cell's surface and an FcγRIIb on the cell's surface, methods for their generation, and methods for using the immunoglobulins.06-14-2012
20120148577USE OF HIGH-DOSE, POST-TRANSPLANTATION OXAZAPHOSPHORINE DRUGS FOR REDUCTION OF TRANSPLANT REJECTION - A lymphocytotoxic, but hematopoietic stem cell-sparing, high-dose amount of an oxazaphosphorine drug such as, for example, cyclophosphamide, administered post-transplantation can be used to reduce transplant rejection, including graft-versus-host-disease (GVHD). In some embodiments, the transplants are bone marrow transplants or hematopoietic stem cell transplants carried out for the treatment of hematologic disorders, including hematologic malignancies and non-malignant hematologic disorders. In some embodiments, the transplants are carried out for the treatment of hereditary hemoglobinopathies, such as sickle cell anemia and thalassemia.06-14-2012
20120148574Diagnostic Markers for Ankylosing Spondylitis - The present invention discloses methods and agents for diagnosing the presence or risk of development of ankylosing spondylitis (AS) in mammals, which are based on the detection of polymorphisms within any one or more of the ARTS-1 gene, the IL-23R gene, the TNFR1 gene locus, the TRADD gene locus, the IL-1R1 gene locus, the IL-1R2 gene locus, the CD74 gene locus and the chromosome loci 2P15, 2Q31.3 and 4Q13.1. The present invention also features methods for the treatment or prevention of AS based on the diagnostic methods.06-14-2012
20120148573COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR THE DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT OF IMMUNE DISORDERS - The present invention relates to methods and compositions for the treatment and diagnosis of immune disorders, especially T helper lymphocyte-related disorders. In particular, the invention describes a gene known in the art, alternatively, as ST2, T1 and Fit-1, and referred to herein as the 103 gene. The 103 gene is disclosed herein to be differentially expressed in TH2 cells and not in TH1 cells. Further, the 103 gene product is demonstrated herein to be an important modulator of TH2 and TH2-like immune response both in vitro and in vivo. Thus, the 103 gene, its gene products and antibodies that specifically bind thereto can be used diagnostically or as targets for therapeutic intervention in the treatment of a variety of immune disorders.06-14-2012
20110059080USE OF AN ANTI-IL6 ANTIBODY TO DECREASE HEPCIDIN IN CANCER PATIENTS - A method of reducing serum hepcidin in a patent having a malignancy or lymphoproliferative disorder by administering an IL-6 neutralizing antibody.03-10-2011
20110008335Methods and Compositions for Increasing the Efficiency of Therapeutic Antibodies Using NK Cell Potentiating Compounds - The present invention relates, generally, to methods and compositions for increasing the efficiency of therapeutic antibodies. Their efficiency is enhanced through the increase of the ADCC mechanism. More particularly, the invention relates to the use of a therapeutic antibody in combination with compounds that block an inhibitory receptor or stimulate an activating receptor of an NK cell in order to enhance the efficiency of the treatment with therapeutic antibodies in human subjects.01-13-2011
20110250194Treatment with Anti-ErbB2 Antibodies - The present invention concerns the treatment of disorders characterized by the overexpression of ErbB2. More specifically, the invention concerns the treatment of human patients susceptible to or diagnosed with cancer overexpressing ErbB2 with a combination of an anti-ErbB2 antibody and a chemotherapeutic agent other than an anthracycline, e.g. doxorubicin or epirubicin. The invention further provides a method of treating cancer in a human patient comprising administering effective amounts of an anti-ErbB2 antibody and a cardioprotectant to the patient.10-13-2011
20100310554Methods for Reversing Multiple Resistance in Animal Cells - The present invention is related to the use of a virus, preferably an adenovirus for reversing resistance in cells.12-09-2010
20100303809METHODS FOR THE DETECTION AND QUANTITATION OF PTEN - The present disclosure provides methods for determining if PTEN is elevated or reduced in one or more tumor cells relative to one or more normal cells in the same biological sample by obtaining a biological sample comprising one or more tumor cells and one or more normal cells; assaying the biological sample for expression of PTEN; quantitating an amount of PTEN expression in the one or more tumor cells and an amount of PTEN expression in the one or more normal cells; comparing the amount of PTEN expression in the tumor cells to the amount of PTEN expression in the normal cells; and determining that PTEN is elevated in the tumor cells where the amount of expression of PTEN is greater in the tumor cells as compared to the normal cells or determining that PTEN is reduced in the tumor cells where the amount of expression of PTEN is less in the tumor cells than in the normal cells. Such methods may be used to predict whether a patient will be responsive to treatment with one or more receptor tyrosine kinase inhibitors and/or may be used to select subjects for inclusion/exclusion in a clinical trial.12-02-2010
20100297113QUINONE DERIVATIVES, PHARMACEUTICAL COMPOSITIONS, AND USES THEREOF - This application describes quinone derivatives which target the redox site of Ape1/Ref1. Also included in the invention are pharmaceutical formulations containing the derivatives and therapeutic uses of the derivatives.11-25-2010
20100297116USES OF A GLYCOPROTEIN VI (GPVI) INHIBITOR - The present invention describes a method for reducing reperfusion injury and/or infarction by using an inhibitor of platelet GPVI. This method may be used to treat patients during or after a heart attack or elective cardiac surgery.11-25-2010
20080317747RECOMBINANT ANTI-CD30 ANTIBODIES AND USES THEREOF - The present invention relates to methods and compositions for the treatment of Hodgkin's Disease, comprising administering proteins characterized by their ability to bind to CD30, or compete with monoclonal antibodies AC10 or HeFi-1 for binding to CD30, and exert a cytostatic or cytotoxic effect on Hodgkin's disease cells in the absence of effector cells or complement. Such proteins include derivatives of monoclonal antibodies AC10 and HeFi-1. The proteins of the invention can be human, humanized, or chimeric antibodies; further, they can be conjugated to cytotoxic agents such as chemotherapeutic drugs. The invention further relates to nucleic acids encoding the proteins of the invention. The invention yet further relates to a method for identifying an anti-CD30 antibody useful for the treatment or prevention of Hodgkin's Disease.12-25-2008
20110256129APOPTOSIS PROMOTERS - Disclosed are compounds which inhibit the activity of anti-apoptotic protein family members, compositions containing the compounds and uses of the compounds for preparing medicaments for treating diseases during which occurs expression one or more than one of an anti-apoptotic protein family member.10-20-2011
20100278820REAGENTS THAT BIND CCX-CKR2 - Antibodies that bind to CCX-CKR2 and methods of their use are provided.11-04-2010
20100278825Mammalian 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.11-04-2010
20120034214METHODS AND KITS FOR DETERMINING THE PROGNOSIS OF PULMONARY SARCOIDOSIS - The invention provides a method for determining the prognosis of pulmonary sarcoidosis in an individual subject, comprising conducting gene expression analysis on a sample from the subject. The sample is obtained by bronchoscopy under procedural methods not requiring general anaesthesia.02-09-2012
20110250196PHARMACEUTICAL COMPOSITION USING GONADOTROPIN - RELEASING HORMONE (GNRH) COMBINED VARIANTS AS IMMUNOGEN - A pharmaceutical composition using natural gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH), and/or some of its mimetic peptides, indistinctly bound by its amino or carboxyl extremes to a carrier molecule; in one case by its carboxyl extreme and in the other case by the amino terminal extreme, thus eliciting a faster and more potent immunological response against the endogenous GnRH hormone. This finally leads to the ablation of the GnRH and consequently of the rest of the involved hormones in the stream GnRH/LH-FSH/Testosterone-(estrogens). An advantage of this formulation consists on facilitating the exposition to the immune system of a greater number of epitopes of the GnRH or its mimetics, minimizing thus the steric hindrance produced by the carriers. This invention has a direct application in the castration of pets and animals of economic interest, in the control of human fertility as well as in the treatment of hormone-sensitive tumors, such as that of the prostate, the breast, ovary, the endometry, testicles, hypophysis, salivary glands and other kinds of human tumors.10-13-2011
20110250195Antibodies Against IL-25 - The present invention relates to IL-25 antibody VH domains and target binding members (e.g., antibodies) that comprise such antibody VH domains and bind IL-25. The invention also relates to compositions comprising target binding members {e.g., antibodies) that bind IL-25, methods of producing such target binding members, and uses of such target binding members for the treatment or prevention of diseases and conditions (e.g., asthma, inflammatory bowel disease).10-13-2011
20110158983COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR MUCOSITIS AND ONCOLOGY THERAPIES - In alternative embodiments, this invention provides compositions and methods for treating cancer or any condition caused by dysfunctional cells, side effects from treatments for cancer or any condition caused by dysfunctional cells, e.g., mucositis therapies (e.g., for oral mucositis; digestive mucositis; esophageal mucositis; intestinal mucositis). In alternative embodiments, the invention provides cytoprotection products that may be used either alone or in combination with other medical therapies such as cancer chemotherapies and radiation therapies.06-30-2011
20110158982COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR INHIBITING MAdCAM - The present invention relates to therapeutic targets for multiple sclerosis and neuroinflammatory diseases and injuries. In particular, the present invention relates to targeting MAdCAM in the treatment of such disorders.06-30-2011
20100061983Method of inhibiting leukocytes with human cxc chemokine receptor 3 antibody - The present invention relates to proteins or polypeptides, referred to herein as isolated and/Or recombinant mammalian (e.g., human) IP-10/Mig receptor proteins designated CXC Chemokine Receptor 3 (CXCR3) and variants thereof, including those characterized by selective binding of one or more chemokines (e.g., IP-10 and/or Mig), and/or the ability to induce a cellular response (e.g., chemotaxis, exocytosis). Antibodies reactive with CXCR3 receptors can be produced using the proteins or variants thereof or host cells comprising same as immunogen.03-11-2010
20120201818TREATMENT OF MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS - The present invention concerns treatment of autoimmune diseases with antagonists which bind to B cell surface markers, such as CD19 or CD20.08-09-2012
20120201809MULTIFUNCTIONAL ANTIBODY CONJUGATES - The present invention relates to Multifunctional Antibody Conjugates, comprising an antibody or antigen binding portion thereof, comprising at least a fragment of a light chain constant kappa region (CLκ) comprising K08-09-2012
20100034816Treatment of Diabetes by at Least One Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor Specific Antibody or a Derivative Thereof - The present invention relates to the use of at least one epidermal growth factor receptor specific antibody or a derivative thereof for the manufacture of a medicament for the treatment of diabetes, in particular of the advanced insulin-dependent stage of diabetes mellitus Type 1 and 2 in humans as well as in animals.02-11-2010
20090022719Preventive and/or therapeutic method for systemic lupus erythematosus comprising anti-IL-6 receptor antibody administration - A preventive and/or therapeutic agent for systemic lupus erythematosus comprising an anti-interleukin-6 (IL-6) receptor antibody as an active ingredient.01-22-2009
20090022714Combination methods of inhibiting tumor growth with a vascular endothelial growth factor receptor antagonist - The present invention provides a method of reducing or inhibiting tumor growth in a mammal comprising treating the mammal with an effective amount of a combination of a VEGFR antagonist and an EGFR antagonist.01-22-2009
20100003247ASSAY FOR METASTATIC COLORECTAL CANCER - This invention relates, e.g., to a method for predicting the prognosis, the likelihood of metastasis in, or the desirability of administering an aggressive therapy to, a subject with colorectal cancer, comprising determining, in a sample from the subject, the level of phosphorylation compared to a positive and/or negative reference standard, of one or more of: (a) AKT (S473); (b) BAD (S112); (c) cABL (T735); (d) ERK (T42/44); (e) MARCKS (S152-156); (0 p38MAPK (T180-182): (g) STAT 1 (Y701 ); (h) PTEN (S380); (i) EGFR (Y992); (j) PAK 1/2 (S 1 19/204); or (k) PKC zeta/lambda (T410-403); or the total amount of (1) COX-2 protein; wherein if the level of phosphorylation of one or more of a-i or the total amount of COX-2 protein (1) is elevated compared to the negative reference standard, and/or if the level of phosphorylation of j or k is decreased compared to the positive reference standard, the subject has poor prognosis, is likely to undergo metastasis, and/or is a good candidate for aggressive therapy. Also described are methods for treating subjects likely to develop metastatic colorectal carcinoma, and pharmaceutical compositions and kits for implementing methods of the invention.01-07-2010
20100003251Uses of IL-23 Agonists and Antagonists; Related Reagents - Provided are methods of treatment for tumors. In particular, methods are provided for modulating activity of a cytokine molecule and its receptor.01-07-2010
20100003248POLYPEPTIDE CONSTRUCTS FOR RECTAL AND/OR VAGINAL ADMINISTRATION - The invention relates to a method suitable for administering protein therapeutic molecules orally, sublingually, topically, intravenously, subcutaneously, nasally, vaginally, rectally or by inhalation so as to avoid inactivation, by using VHH polypeptides derived from Camelidae antibodies. The invention further relates to the said therapeutic molecules. The invention further a method for delivering therapeutic molecules to the interior of cells. The invention further relates to anti-IgE therapeutic molecules.01-07-2010
20100003246Novel heterocyclic compounds and uses therof - New substituted heterocyclic compounds, compositions containing them, and methods of using them for the inhibition of Raf kinase activity are provided. The new compounds and 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.01-07-2010
20100003245Remedy for Renal Disease - When an anti-human BMP antibody was added to cells of an immortalized human mesangial cell line cultured in the presence of human BMP, the anti-human BMP antibody significantly suppressed the production of type IV collagen in mesangial cells. A number of signaling pathways are involved in abnormal proliferation of type IV collagen. It was therefore completely unpredictable whether merely blocking the BMP signal would indeed suppress the abnormal proliferation of type IV collagen. However, for the first time, the present inventors demonstrated that anti-BMP antibodies are very effective in suppressing the abnormal proliferation of type IV collagen. Thus, anti-BMP antibodies can be used as novel therapeutic agents for kidney diseases associated with abnormal proliferation of the mesangial matrix.01-07-2010
20080248033VEGF-specific antagonists for adjuvant and neoadjuvant therapy and the treatment of early stage tumors - Disclosed herein are methods of treating benign, pre-cancerous, or non-metastatic tumors using an anti-VEGF-specific antagonist. Also disclosed are methods of treating a subject at risk of developing benign, pre-cancerous, or non-metastatic tumors using an anti-VEGF-specific antagonist. Also disclosed are methods of treating or preventing recurrence of a tumor using an anti-VEGF-specific antagonist as well as use of VEGF-specific antagonists in neoadjuvant and adjuvant cancer therapy.10-09-2008
20080248031CELL SURFACE MOLECULE MEDIATING CELL ADHESION AND SIGNAL TRANSMISSION - Novel cell surface molecules recognized by monoclonal antibodies against a cell surface molecule of lymphocytic cells that play an important role in autoimmune diseases and allergic diseases have been isolated, identified, and analyzed for their functions. The cell surface molecules are expressed specifically in thymocytes, lymphocytes activated by ConA-stimulation, and peripheral blood lymphocytes, and induce cell adhesion. Antibodies against the cell surface molecules significantly ameliorate pathological conditions of autoimmune diseases and allergic diseases.10-09-2008
20080248028Immunoglobulin Variants Outside the Fc Region - The present invention relates to antibody variants outside the Fc region that alter binding affinity to one or more effector ligands, methods for their generation, and their therapeutic application.10-09-2008
20110150868DIAGNOSTIC AND THERAPEUTIC METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS INVOLVING PTEN AND BREAST CANCER - Patients with ErbB2-overexpressing cancers can be given an ErbB2 targeting agent as a therapeutic regimen but not all patients are responsive. The present invention concerns the diagnostic, prognostic and therapeutic methods and compositions for evaluating potential efficacy of an ErbB2 targeting agent in an ErbB2-overexpressing cancers by evaluating PTEN expression, which is predictive of responsiveness or resistance to ErbB2 targeting agents such as trastuzumab. Low PTEN expression is predictive of a patient who will respond poorly to trastuzumab.06-23-2011
20090324593Humanized antibodies against west nile virus and therapeutic and prophylactic uses thereof - The present invention relates to compositions comprising humanized antibodies or fragments thereof that immunospecifically bind to one or more antigens of a flavivirus, particularly of West Nile Virus (WNV) and methods for preventing, treating or ameliorating symptoms associated with a flavivirus, particularly of West Nile Virus (WNV) infection utilizing said compositions. In particular, the present invention relates to methods for preventing, treating or ameliorating symptoms associated with WNV infection, said methods comprising administering to a human subject an effective amount of one or more humanized antibodies or fragments thereof that immunospecifically bind to a WNV antigen. The present invention also relates to detectable or diagnostic compositions comprising humanized antibodies or fragments thereof that immunospecifically bind to a WNV. antigen and methods for detecting or diagnosing WNV infection utilizing said compositions.12-31-2009
20090324592Compositions and methods for the diagnosis and treatment of tumor - The present invention is directed to compositions of matter useful for the diagnosis and treatment of tumor in mammals and to methods of using those compositions of matter for the same.12-31-2009
20090324591TREATMENT OF PULMONARY DISEASE CONDITIONS - The present invention relates generally to a method for treating or preventing or otherwise ameliorating the effects of pulmonary diseases characterized by or associated with infiltration of neutrophils and complications arising therefrom. The present invention further provides agents and pharmaceutical compositions comprising agents which inhibit the activity of G-CSF or its receptor, interfere with G-CSF signaling and/or which down-regulate expression of G-CSF or its receptor.12-31-2009
20090324588Treating Inflammatory Disorders With Antibodies to the Alpha-7 Nicotinic Receptors - An antibody or an antigen binding fragment thereof which binds to mammalian α7 subunit of a nicotinic acetylcholine receptor or its functional variant and which is an agonist of said receptor or variant. Pharmaceutical compositions comprising same. A method of treating a subject suffering from an inflammatory condition comprising administering to said subject an antibody or an antigen-binding fragment as described herein.12-31-2009
20090317383CANCER TREATMENT METHOD - The present invention relates to a method of treating cancer in a mammal by administration of 4-quinazolinamines and at least one additional anti-neoplastic compound. In particular, the method relates to a methods of treating cancers by administration of N-{3-chloro-4-[(3-fluorobenzyl) oxy]phenyl}-6-[5-({[2-(methanesulphonyl) ethyl]amino} methyl)-2-furyl]-4-quinazolinamine and salts and solvates thereof in combination with at least one additional anti-neoplastic compound.12-24-2009
20090317385Methods Using Immunomodulatory Compounds for Modulating Level of CD59 - Provided herein are methods of treating, preventing or managing disorders associated with low CD59 levels. The methods encompass the administration of an immunomodulatory compound provided herein, such as 3-(4-amino-12-24-2009
20090317384Methods of using death receptor ligands and cd20 antibodies - Methods for using death receptor ligands, such as Apo-2 ligand/TRAIL polypeptides or death receptor antibodies, and CD20 antibodies to treat conditions such as cancer and immune related diseases are provided. Embodiments of the invention include methods of using Apo2L/TRAIL or death receptor antibodies such as DR5 antibodies and DR4 antibodies in combination with CD20 antibodies.12-24-2009
20110256126IL-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.10-20-2011
20120201813POLYPEPTIDE VARIANTS WITH ALTERED EFFECTOR FUNCTION - The present invention concerns polypeptides comprising a variant Fc region. More particularly, the present invention concerns Fc region-containing polypeptides that have altered effector function as a consequence of one or more amino acid modifications in the Fc region thereof.08-09-2012
20120201817METHODS OF INHIBITING RECEPTOR TYROSINE KINASES WITH AN EXTRACELLULAR ANTAGONIST AND AN INTRACELLULAR ANTAGONIST - The present invention relates to methods of inhibiting receptor tyrosine kinases by utilizing a combination of both an extracellular and an intracellular RTK antagonist. The extracellular RTK antagonist is a biological molecule or a small molecule that inhibits activation of the receptor tyrosine kinase by interacting with the extracellular binding region of the receptor. The intracellular RTK antagonist is a biological molecule or small molecule that inhibits tyrosine kinase activity of the receptor tyrosine kinase by interacting with the receptor's intracellular region bearing a kinase domain or by interacting with an intracellular protein involved in the signaling pathway of the receptor tyrosine kinase. The present invention also provides methods of treating tyrosine kinase-dependent diseases, and compositions for use in such methods thereof, by administering a combination of both an extracellular and an intracellular RTK antagonist.08-09-2012
20120201816LACTAM-CONTAINING COMPOUNDS AND DERIVATIVES THEREOF AS FACTOR XA INHIBITORS - The present application describes lactam-containing compounds and derivatives thereof of Formula I:08-09-2012
20120201815METHODS OF ALTERING BONE GROWTH BY ADMINISTRATION OF SOST OR WISE ANTAGONIST OR AGONIST - The present invention provides a method of promoting local bone growth by administering a therapeutic amount of a Sost antagonist to a mammalian patient in need thereof. Preferably, the Sost antagonist is an antibody or FAB fragment selectively recognizing any one of SEQ ID NOS: 1-23. The Sost antagonist may be coadministered together or sequentially with a matrix conducive to anchoring new bone growth. Orthopedic and Periodontal devices comprising an implantable portion adapted to be permanently implanted within a mammalian body and bearing an external coating of a Sost antagonist are also disclosed, as it a method of increasing bone density by administering to a mammalian patient a therapeutic amount of a Sost antagonist together with an antiresorptive drug.08-09-2012
20120201814COMPOSITIONS MONOVALENT FOR CD28 BINDING AND METHODS OF USE - Disclosed are domain antibodies that monovalently bind CD28. Domain antibodies that are monovalent for binding of CD28 can inhibit CD28 activity. In one aspect, a domain antibody consists of or comprises a single immunoglobulin variable domain that specifically binds and antagonizes the activity of CD28, in an aspect, without substantially agonizing CD28 activity. In another aspect, the domain antibody is a human domain antibody. The disclosure further encompasses methods of antagonizing CD80 and/or CD86 interactions with CD28 in an individual and methods of treating diseases or disorders involving CD80 and/or CD86 interactions with CD28, the methods involving administering a domain antibody to the individual.08-09-2012
20120201812STABLE FORMULATIONS OF POLYPEPTIDES AND USES THEREOF - Stable formulations are provided that contain immunoglobulin single variable domains at a high concentration. The formulations are useful as pharmaceutical formulation and suitable for subcutaneous administration. The formulations can be transported and stored under various stress conditions. The invention further relates to containers and pharmaceutical units comprising such formulations and to methods for preparing and prophylactic and therapeutic uses of the formulations and pharmaceutical units of the invention.08-09-2012
20120201811GENERATION AND USE OF FAB, SCFV, AND RELATED BINDING MOLECULES SPECIFIC FOR HIV-1 REV - Described herein is the identification, though phage display, of a chimeric rabbit/human anti-Rev Fab (SJS-R1) that readily solubilized polymeric HIV-1 Rev. The Fab binds with very high affinity to a conformational epitope in the N-terminal half of HIV-1 Rev. The corresponding single chain antibody (scFv) was also prepared and characterized. Methods of making and using SJS-R1 Fab and SJS-R1 scFv, and antibodies and antibody fragments that share at least one CDR with SJS-R1 Fab, are provided. Specific described methods include methods of preventing or reversing polymerization of HIV Rev, methods of preventing or inhibiting replication of a lentivirus in a cell, methods of reducing infectivity of replication of a lentivirus, inhibiting Rev function in a cell infected with a lentivirus, and methods of treating a disease or symptom associated with Rev expression in an animal.08-09-2012
20090117107Molecular targets and compounds, and methods to identify the same, useful in the treatment of bone and joint degenerative diseases - The present invention relates to methods for identifying agents capable of inhibiting the expression or activity of proteins involved in the processes modulating osteoclastogenesis, which inhibition is useful in the prevention and/or treatment of bone and joint degenerative diseases and diseases involving aberrant activity or differentiation of osteoclasts. In particular, the present invention provides methods for identifying agents for use in the prevention and/or treatment of rheumatoid arthritis.05-07-2009
20080279848Methods of treating lupus using CD4 antibodies - Methods of treating lupus, including systemic lupus erythematosus, cutaneous lupus erythmetosus, and lupus nephritis, are provided. The methods involve administration of a combination of a non-depleting CD4 antibody and another compound used clinically or experimentally to treat lupus. Methods of treating lupus nephritis by administration of a non-depleting CD4 antibody that results in an improvement in renal function and/or a reduction in proteinuria or active urinary sediment are also provided. Methods of treating lupus or decreasing autoantibody titer by administration of a non-depleting CD4 antibody are also provided. Methods of treating multiple sclerosis by administration of a non-depleting CD4 antibody, optionally in combination with another compound used clinically or experimentally to treat MS, are described. Methods of treating transplant recipients and subjects with rheumatoid arthritis, asthma, psoriasis, Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, and Sjogren's syndrome are also provided.11-13-2008
20110158988ANTIBODIES AGAINST EXTRACELLULAR DOMAINS 2 AND 3 OR HER2 - The present invention relates to an affinity ligand capable of selective interaction with a subset consisting of 37 consecutive amino acid residues or less from extracellular domains 2 and 3 of HER2, wherein the subset comprises the amino acid sequence LQVF and/or ESFDGD1 and to polypeptides consisting of such subsets.06-30-2011
20090017017Anti-rhesus d recombinant polyclonal antibody and methods of manufacture - The invention relates to a method for manufacturing an anti-RhD recombinant polyclonal antibody composition (anti-RhD rpAb). The method comprises obtaining a collection of cells transfected with a library of anti-RhD antibody expression vectors, wherein each cell in the collection is capable of expressing from a VH and VL comprising nucleic acid segment, one member of the library, which encodes a distinct member of anti-RhD recombinant polyclonal antibody composition and which is located at the same site in the genome of individual cells in said collection. The cells are cultured under suitable conditions for expression of the recombinant polyclonal antibody, which is obtained from the cells or culture supernatant. The nucleic acid segments encoding the anti-RhD rpAb is introduced into the cells by transfection with a library of vectors for site-specific integration. The present method is suitable for manufacturing anti-RhD rpAb, thereby making available a superior replacement of plasma-derived prophylactic and therapeutic immonoglobulin products.01-15-2009
20080292620PRLR-Specific Antibody and Uses Thereof - PRLR-specific antibodies are provided, along with pharmaceutical compositions containing such antibody, kits containing a pharmaceutical composition, and methods of preventing and treating cancer.11-27-2008
20090028851Novel Antibodies Directed to the Mammalian Eag1 Ion Channel Protein - The present invention relates to a particularly advantageous antibody, antibody fragment or derivative thereof, which specifically binds to/interacts with at least one epitope of the extracellular or intracellular domain or the mammalian EAG1 ion channel and to nucleic acid molecules encoding the same and to vectors comprising said nucleic acid molecules. The invention additionally relates to methods for the preparation of said antibody, antibody fragments or derivatives thereof and to pharmaceutical compositions comprising the same. Furthermore, the use of said antibody, antibody fragment or derivative thereof and also diagnostic compositions comprising said components are disclosed in the specification. The invention also relates to a method of assessing for the presence of EAG1 expressing cells and for a method of blocking EAG1 function in said cells. The invention further relates to a method of treating diseases with the help or said antibody or antibody fragment or derivative thereof.01-29-2009
20090028850Prolongation of survival of an allograft by inhibiting complement activity - Methods of prolonging survival of allotransplanted cells, tissues or organs are presented. These methods are directed to administering to the allotransplant recipient an inhibitor of complement activity together with one or more immunosuppressants. The inhibitor of complement activity is administered chronically. These methods have been determined to aid in preventing chronic rejection of allografts. These methods can additionally be used in cases in which the recipient has been presensitized to the allograft or in which there is an ABO mismatch between the allograft and the recipient.01-29-2009
20110212090Combinatorial Analysis and Repair - A method for the repair of a unit, by specific diagnosis of the undesired state, and its appropriate repair, using said specific diagnosis as a means to repair in an appropriate way said unit. The diagnosis and repair processes may involve chemical, physical, or mechanical means. The units being diagnosed and repaired include live matter (e.g. human beings, animals, plants) as well as non-live matter (e.g. buildings, electronic equipment, polymer materials).09-01-2011
20100008909VARIABLE REGION SEQUENCES OF IL-31 MONOCLONAL ANTIBODIES AND METHODS OF USE - Novel compositions derived from antigen-binding sites of immunoglobulins having affinity for IL-31 are provided. The compositions exhibit immunological binding properties of antibody molecules capable of binding specifically to a human IL-31. CDR regions derived from same or different immunoglobulin moieties are provided. Also provided are single chain polypeptides wherein VH and VL domains are attached. The sFv molecules can include ancillary polypeptide moieties which can be bioactive, or which provide a site of attachment for other useful moieties. The compositions are useful in specific binding assays, affinity purification schemes, drug or toxin targeting, imaging, and genetic or immunological therapeutics for inflammatory diseases. The invention thus provides novel polypeptides, the DNAs encoding those polypeptides, expression cassettes comprising those DNAs, and methods of inducing the production of the polypeptides. The invention further provides the amino acid sequences of the variable regions of the monoclonal antibodies and use of these monoclonal antibody or antibody fragment in conjunction with an human IgG4 Fc molecule.01-14-2010
20080267960METHODS OF TREATING NEOPLASTIC, AUTOIMMUNE AND INFLAMMATORY DISEASES - Methods of treating cancer and autoimmune and inflammatory diseases are provided.10-30-2008
20080267961SOLUBLE ErbB3 AND TREATMENT OF CANCER - Regulation of sErbB3 isoforms in methods of regulating heregulin activity or ErbB receptor activities is disclosed. Cancer therapeutics and methods of therapeutically treating cancer comprising sErbB3 are also disclosed. Detection of sErbB3 in biological samples for risk assessment and prevention, screening, diagnosis, prognosis, theragnosis, evaluation of responsiveness to treatment, and/or monitoring of disease progression, recurrence, or metastasis of a cancer is disclosed as well. In examples, sErbB3 nucleic acid sequences, polypeptides, molecular probes, and antibodies are useful agents for regulation, expression, detection, and cancer therapeutics related to sErbB3.10-30-2008
20080267955FRIZZLED 9 AS TUMOR MARKER - The present invention relates to a method for treating and a method for identifying a tumor of a human or animal comprising administering composition comprising an agent which binds to Frizzled 9.10-30-2008
20080254028CASPASE-8 BINDING PROTEIN, ITS PREPARATION AND USE - The present invention relates to a caspase-8 interacting polypeptide (Cari), methods for its preparation, and its use.10-16-2008
20080254025Human IL-1 epsilon DNA and polypeptides - The invention is directed to purified and isolated novel human IL-1 epsilon polypeptides, the nucleic acids encoding such polypeptides, processes for production of recombinant forms of such polypeptides, antibodies generated against these polypeptides, the use of such polypeptides in cellular and immune reactions, the use of such polypeptides in screening for agonists or antagonists of IL-1 epsilon activity, and kits comprising such polypeptides.10-16-2008
20090169549CONFORMATIONAL ISOMERS OF ALPHA-SYNUCLEIN, ANTIBODIES THERETO AND METHODS OF THEIR MANUFACTURE AND USE - Conformational isomers of modified versions of α-Synuclein (αSyn), a protein that is associated with Parkinson's disease, have been designed and produced. These conformational isomers are produced by introducing cysteines into the α-Synuclein and scrambling the disulfide bonds to form stable and immunogenic isomers. These isomers are generically referred to as X-isomers. X-αSyn is an X-isomer of αSyn. X-αSyn is generally more immunogenic than wt-αSyn. Two groups of X-αSyn have been produced. One group is 3-disulfide X-αSyn(3SS) produced by introducing 6 Cys mutations into the αSyn. The second group is 2-disulfide X-αSyn(2SS), produced by introducing 4 Cys mutations into the α-Syn. In each of these two groups of X-αSyn, Cys was introduced not only wt-αSyn, but also in two Parkinson Disease associated αSyn mutants, A30P-αSyn and A53T-αSyn. All six sets of X-αSyn exhibit enhanced aggregation as compared to wt-αSyn, and should therefore more much more immunogenic. It was discovered that refolding the proteins in a CuSO07-02-2009
20100061986Chronic Rejection Inhibitor - The present inventors assessed the effect of anti-IL-6 receptor antibodies in suppressing chronic rejection reaction. They assessed the effect of anti-mouse IL-6 receptor antibody (MR16-1) administration in suppressing the chronic rejection reaction using a mouse model for post-heart-transplantation chronic rejection. The result of histopathological analysis of transplanted hearts extirpated 60 days after transplantation revealed that fibrosis of myocardium and vascular stenotic lesions, which are pathological conditions characteristic of the chronic rejection reaction, were significantly suppressed in the MR16-1-treated group as compared to the control group. Thus, MR16-1 administration was demonstrated to have the effect of suppressing chronic rejection reaction. Specifically, the present inventors discovered for the first time that the rejection reaction in the chronic phase after organ transplantation was suppressed by administering an anti-IL-6 receptor antibody.03-11-2010
20100003242COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR BINDING SPHINGOSINE-1-PHOSPHATE - The present invention relates to anti-S1P agents, for example, humanized monoclonal antibodies, and their uses for detection of S1P or for treatment of diseases and conditions associated with S1P.01-07-2010
20110165159USE OF CHIMERIC ANTI-CD20 ANTIBODY AS IN VITRO OR IN VIVO PURGING AGENT IN PATIENTS RECEIVING BMT OR PBSC TRANSPLANT - The use of anti-CD20 antibodies as in vivo purging agents for patients receiving bone marrow or peripheral blood stem cell transplant during treatment of B-cell-related diseases, e.g., B-cell lymphomas or leukemias, is disclosed. Such purging may enhance engraftment and/or prevent disease relapse in such patients.07-07-2011
20110020334METHODS FOR TREATING AND PREVENTING BRAIN TUMORS BASED ON BONE MORPHOGENETIC PROTEINS - The present invention is concerned with the therapy of neuroblastoma and related diseases. Specifically, the present invention relates to a method for treating or preventing neuroblastoma comprising administering to a subject a therapeutically effective amount of bone morphogenetic protein 4 (BMP4). Preferably, said BMP4 is applied together with chemotherapy and/or radiation therapy.01-27-2011
20110020336Combination Of A Beta-Glucan And An EGF Receptor Antagonist For The Treatment Of Cancer And Infection - The present invention encompasses a therapeutic combination composition of a β-glucan EGF receptor antagonist. This therapeutic combination composition is useful for the treatment of diseases including proliferative disorders and immune dysfunction.01-27-2011
20110020333Angiogenesis Pathway Gene Polymorphisms for Therapy Selection - A method for determining whether a patient in need thereof will respond to anti-VEGF antibody based chemotherapy by screening a suitable cell or tissue sample isolated from the patient for at least one genomic polymorphism or genotype selected from (i) IL-8(−251); (ii) VEGF(936); or (iii) AM (3′ CA repeats), wherein the patient is suitably treated if the corresponding genotype is (i) (T/T) for IL-8(−251); (ii) (T/T or C/T) for VEGF(936); or (iii) at least one AM allele having 14 or more 3′ CA repeats.01-27-2011
20110020330ANTIBODY INHIBITORS OF GDF-8 AND USES THEREOF - The disclosure provides novel antibodies against growth and differentiation factor-8 (GDF-8), including antibody fragments, which inhibit GDF-8 activity in vitro and in vivo. The disclosure also provides methods for diagnosing, preventing, or treating degenerative disorders of muscle, bone, or insulin metabolism.01-27-2011
20110020329CONJUGATES OF ANTI-RG-1 ANTIBODIES - Anti-RG-1 antibodies, antibody fragments, or antibody mimetics conjugated to partner molecules, such as drugs, radioisotopes, and cytotoxins, wherein the partner molecule exerts its effect regardless of whether the RG-1 bound conjugate is internalized within a targeted cell, are useful for treating cancers.01-27-2011
20110020335Treatment of Cancers Expressing p95 ErbB2 - The truncated ErbB2 receptor (p9501-27-2011
20110020332Prevention of tumors with monoclonal antibodies against neu - Methods of preventing the transformation of a normal cell into a tumor cell that has p185 on its surface are disclosed. The methods comprise administering an antibody which specifically binds to p185. Methods of preventing the transformation of a normal cell into a tumor cell that has p185 on its surface in an individual at high risk of developing tumors are disclosed.01-27-2011
20110020339METHODS OF TREATMENT - The present invention relates generally to the methods for the treatment and diagnosis of conditions mediated by IL-5 and excess eosinophil production, and more specifically to mAbs, Fabs, chimeric and humanized antibodies. More particularly, the present invention relates generally to the treatment of eosinophilic bronchitis with an anti-IL-5 antibody or fragment thereof.01-27-2011
201100203385Imidazoquinolines and Pyrimidine Derivatives as Potent Modulators of VEGF-Driven Angiogenic Processes - The invention relates to the use of compounds of formula (I) or (II)01-27-2011
20110020331N-GLYCOSYLATED ANTIBODY - The invention relates to a monoclonal antibody or derivative or fragment thereof that is derived from a parental monoclonal antibody, that recognizes the Lewis Y antigen, characterized in that the Fc region or region equivalent to the Fc region of said antibody or derivative or fragment thereof carries a bi-sected hybrid type N-glycosylation pattern and that said antibody shows at least 10 fold increased ADCC and at least 10% reduced CDC activity.01-27-2011
20110027268ANTI-MESOTHELIN ANTIBODIES AND USES THEREOF - The present invention provides recombinant antigen-binding regions and antibodies and functional fragments containing such antigen-binding regions that are specific for the membrane-anchored, 4O.kDa mesothelin polypeptide, which is overexpressed in several tumors, such as pancreatic and ovarian tumors, mesothelioma and lung cancer cells. These antibodies, accordingly, can be used to treat these and other disorders and conditions. Antibodies of the invention also can be used in the diagnostics field, as well as for further investigating the role of mesothelin in the progression of disorders associated with cancer. The invention also provides nucleic acid sequences encoding the foregoing antibodies, vectors containing the same, pharmaceutical compositions and kits with instructions for use.02-03-2011
20110027270MONOCLONAL ANTIBODIES AGAINST INFLUENZA VIRUS GENERATED BY CYCLICAL ADMINISTRATION AND USES THEREOF - Provided herein are methods of producing neutralizing monoclonal antibodies, by cyclical immunization, that cross-react with strains of Influenza virus of the same subtype or different subtypes. Also provided herein are compositions comprising such antibodies and methods of using such antibodies to diagnose, prevent or treat Influenza virus disease.02-03-2011
20110027276Optimized CD40 Antibodies and Methods of Using the Same - The present invention describes humanized antibodies that target CD40, wherein the antibodies comprise at least one modification relative to a parent antibody, wherein the modification alters affinity to an FcγR or alters effector function as compared to the parent antibody. Also disclosed are methods of using the antibodies of the invention.02-03-2011
20110027267Fusion Proteins of Mannose Binding Lectins for Treatment of Disease - Fusion proteins having sequences that target specific moieties such as carbohydrates, lipids, and/or proteins that are associated with certain cell types and/or pathogens; and a sequence that induces effector function are provided. The disclosure also provides nucleic acids encoding the fusion proteins, as well as pharmaceutical compositions, methods of use, and methods of treating conditions or diseases such as infectious diseases, cancers, immune related disorders and other ailments, that include the fusions proteins described herein.02-03-2011
20110027265Methods and Compositions Related to Immunizing Against Staphylococcal Lung Diseases and Conditions - Embodiments of the invention include methods and compositions useful in a vaccination strategy capable of neutralizing HIa to provide immunoprotection against 02-03-2011
20110027277PREDICTIVE MARKER FOR TOPOISOMERASE I INHIBITORS - The present invention generally relates to the fields of cancer therapy and cancer prevention. More particularly, the present invention generally relates to a diagnostic marker for predicting the efficacy of topoisomerase I (topo I) inhibitors in the treatment of cancers. More specifically, the present invention relates to methods, machines, computer systems, computable readable media and kits which can be used to identify and determine the effectiveness of topoisomerase I (topo I) inhibitors in the treatment of cancers, and in some embodiments, the level of sensitivity or resistance of a tumor cell to a topoisomerase I inhibitor, such as camptothecin (CPT), or CTP analogues such as topotecan and irinotecan and derivatives thereof. More specifically, the present invention related to methods, machines, computer systems, computable readable media and kits which can be used to determine the presence of phosphorylation of topoisomerase I polypeptide, in some embodiments phosphorylation at residue serine 10 (S10) of a topoisomerase I polypeptide, wherein the presence of phosphorylation, in particular the phosphorylation at serine 10 of a topoI polypeptide indicates a cancer is likely to be unresponsive to a topo I inhibitor, whereas the absence of phosphorylation, in particular, the absence of phosphorylation at residue serine 10 (S10) identifies a cancer is likely to be responsive to a topo I inhibitor. Other aspect of the present invention relate to phospho-serine 10 topoisomerase I antibodies and other protein binding moieties, and uses thereof.02-03-2011
20110027274ANTIPROLIFERATIVE COMPOUNDS, CONJUGATES THEREOF, METHODS THEREFOR, AND USES THEREOF - Antiproliferative compounds having a structure represented by formula (II), where n, R02-03-2011
20110027266Humanized anti-CXCR5 antibodies, derivatives thereof and their use - The present invention relates to humanized antibodies that specifically bind to CXCR5 and can, for example, inhibit CXCR5 function. The invention also includes uses of the antibodies to treat or prevent CXCR5 related diseases or disorders.02-03-2011
20110027275INHIBITION OF TUMOR METASTASIS - The present invention relates generally to the inhibition of angiogenesis and tumor metastasis. In particular, the invention concerns the prevention or treatment of tumor metastasis using G-CSF antagonists, such as G-CSF antibodies and Bv8 antagonists, such as anti-Bv8 antibodies and anti-PKR1 antibodies.02-03-2011
20100285010TUMOR THERAPY WITH AN ANTI-VEGF ANTIBODY - The present invention provides a method of treating a patient suffering from relapsed HER2 positive cancer with an anti-VEGF antibody during or after treatment with an anti-HER2 antibody. The invention also provides a kit comprising an anti-VEGF antibody.11-11-2010
20100285013PD-1 ANTIBODIES IN COMBINATION WITH A CYTOKINE-SECRETING CELL AND METHODS OF USE THEREOF - The present invention relates to a method of enhancing the anti-tumor response in a mammal. More particularly, the invention is concerned with combinations comprising a cytokine-secreting cell and an anti-PD-1 antibody, and methods of administering the combination for enhanced immune response to tumor cells in a patient with a cancer.11-11-2010
20100285011HIGH CONCENTRATION ANTIBODY-CONTAINING LIQUID FORMULATION - The problem to be solved is to provide an antibody-containing formulation which is stable and suited for subcutaneous administration, wherein dimerization and deamidation is prevented during long-term storage. The present application is directed to a stable antibody-containing liquid formulation characterized by containing arginine and methionine.11-11-2010
20100285005ANTI-CXCR4 ANTIBODIES - The present invention provides antibodies that bind human CXCR4 and are characterized as having high affinity and strong neutralizing properties. The antibodies of the invention are useful in the treatment of tumorigenesis, including tumor growth, invasion, angiogenesis, or metastasis.11-11-2010
20100285006Compositions of Kinase Inhibitors and Their Use for Treatment of Cancer and Other Diseases Related to Kinases - The present invention relates to novel thiazole-substituted indolin-2-ones as inhibitors of CSCPK and related kinases; to methods of inhibiting cancer stem cells by using a kinase inhibitor; to pharmaceutical compositions containing such compounds; and to methods of using such compounds in the treatment of a protein kinase related disorder in a mammal; and to processes of making such compounds and intermediates thereof.11-11-2010
20100285004Anti-CD38 human antibodies and uses thereof - The present invention provides recombinant antigen-binding regions and antibodies and functional fragments containing such antigen-binding regions that are specific for CD38, which plays an integral role in various disorders or conditions. These antibodies, accordingly, can be used to treat, for example, hematological malignancies such as multiple myeloma. Antibodies of the invention also can be used in the diagnostics field, as well as for investigating the role of CD38 in the progression of disorders associated with malignancies. The invention also provides nucleic acid sequences encoding the foregoing antibodies, vectors containing the same, pharmaceutical compositions and kits with instructions for use. The invention also provides isolated novel epitopes of CD38 and methods of use therefore11-11-2010
20100330082NLRR-1 ANTAGONISTS AND USES THEREOF - NLRR-1 antagonists and methods of their use in treating cancer and other disorders are provided.12-30-2010
20100330080ANTIGEN BINDING POLYPEPTIDES - The invention relates to a platform technology for production of antigen binding polypeptides having specificity for a desired target antigen which is based on the conventional antibody repertoire of species in the family Camelidae, and to antigen binding polypeptides obtained using this technology platform. In particular, the invention provides an antigen binding polypeptide comprising a VH domain and a VL domain, wherein at least one hypervariable loop or complementarity determining region (CDR) in the VH domain or the VL domain is obtained from a VH or VL domain of a species in the family Camelidae.12-30-2010
201003300771-ACETIC ACID-INDOLE DERIVATIVES WITH PGD2 ANTAGONIST ACTIVITY - Compounds of general formula (I)12-30-2010
20100330078ALPHA 5 - BETA 1 ANTIBODIES AND THEIR USES - The present disclosure provides isolated monoclonal antibodies, particularly human monoclonal antibodies, or antigen binding portions thereof, that specifically bind to integrin α5β1 with high affinity. Nucleic acid molecules encoding the antibodies of the disclosure, expression vectors, host cells and methods for expressing the antibodies of the disclosure are also provided. Immunoconjugates, bispecific molecules and pharmaceutical compositions comprising the antibodies or antigen binding portions thereof are also provided. The disclosure also provides methods for treating various cancers using the anti-α5β1 antibodies or antigen binding portions thereof described herein.12-30-2010
20110110941Wortmannin Analogs and Methods of Using Same in Combination with Chemotherapeutic Agents - Novel wortmannin analogs and their use in inhibiting PI-3-kinase activity in mammals and the treatment or prevention of cancer and tumor formation in a subject are described herein. Preferably, the wortmannin analogs may be administered with other chemotherapeutic agents in the treatment of cancer.05-12-2011
20110256130METHODS OF TREATING INFLAMMATORY DISORDERS - Disclosed herein, in certain embodiments, are methods and compositions for treating inflammatory disorders. In some embodiments, the methods comprise co-administering synergistic combinations of modulators of inflammation.10-20-2011
20110256127ANTI-LRP6 ANTIBODIES - The invention provides anti-LRP6 antibodies and methods of using the same. A particular aspect of the invention provides for bispecific anti-LRP6 antibodies that inhibit signaling by multiple Wnt isoforms.10-20-2011
20110135634METHODS OF INHIBITING INFECTION BY DIVERSE SUBTYPES OF DRUG-RESISTANT HIV-1 - This invention provides methods of inhibiting HIV-1 infection of a susceptible cell by an HIV-1 virus that is, or has become, resistant to one or more HIV protease inhibitors, one or more HIV reverse transcriptase inhibitors, or one or more HIV protease inhibitors and one or more HIV reverse transcriptase inhibitors, which comprises subjecting the susceptible cell to an effective HIV-1 infection inhibiting dose of a humanized antibody designated PRO 140, or of an anti-CCR5 receptor monoclonal antibody, wherein the effective HIV-1 infection inhibiting dose comprises from 0.1 mg per kg to 25 mg per kg of the subject's body weight, so as to thereby inhibit the infection of the susceptible cell by HIV-1 that is, or has become, resistant to one or more HIV protease inhibitors, one or more HIV reverse transcriptase inhibitors, or one or more HIV protease inhibitors and one or more HTV reverse transcriptase inhibitors.06-09-2011
20110135641RADIOPROTECTANTS TARGETING THROMBOSPONDIN-1 AND CD47 - Described herein is the discovery that cell and tissue survival can be dramatically increased following radiation exposure through inhibition of the interaction between TSP-1 and CD47. This effect is shown using antisense molecules, peptides, and antibodies, which can now be used as radioprotectant agents. These agents find application in minimizing, reducing and/or preventing tissue damage following intentional and accidental radiation exposure, as well as increasing the therapeutic efficacy of radiation therapies by protecting non-target tissue from incidental radiation damage and by increasing tumor ablation following radiation treatment.06-09-2011
20110135638ACTRIIB PROTEINS AND VARIANTS AND USES THEREFORE RELATING TO UTROPHIN INDUCTION FOR MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY THERAPY - In certain aspects, the present invention provides compositions and methods for inducing utrophin expression in muscle with an ActRIIB protein as therapy for muscular dystrophy. The present invention also provides methods of screening compounds that modulate activity of an ActRIIB protein and/or an ActRIIB ligand.06-09-2011
20110135636Recombinant Anti-Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor Antibody Compositions - The invention relates to the field of recombinant antibodies for use in human cancer therapy. More specifically the invention provides compositions or mixtures of antibodies capable of binding human EGFR. Antibody compositions with 3 or more antibodies shown synergy in reduction of proliferation of representative cancer cell lines. Advantageous results have also been obtained with a composition comprising two different chimeric anti-hEGFR antibodies which show a new mechanism of action based on rapid and efficient receptor internalisation, induction of terminal differentiation and subsequent tumour eradication in an animal model. The antibodies of the invention can be manufactured in one bioreactor as a polyclonal antibody.06-09-2011
20110262437USE OF ERBB4 AS A PROGNOSTIC AND THERAPEUTIC MARKER FOR MELANOMA - It is disclosed herein that members of the protein tyrosine kinase (PTK) family are highly mutated in patients with melanoma. Described herein are novel somatic mutations in the ERBB4 gene that result in increased kinase activity, transformation ability and anchorage-independent growth. These ERBB4 mutations contribute to the tumorogenicity of melanoma. Thus, provided herein is a method of predicting the prognosis of a patient with melanoma by detecting the presence or absence of a mutation in the ERBB4 gene. In some examples, the ERBB4 mutation is selected from G949A, G1354A, G1624A, C1630T, G1687A, G2506A and G2614A (numbering based on SEQ ID NO: 1). Also provided are methods of selecting a patient as a candidate for treatment with an ERBB4 and/or PI3K/AKT pathway inhibitor, and a method of identifying a therapeutic agent for the treatment of a subject diagnosed with melanoma. Oligonucleotides that specifically hybridize with an ERBB4 nucleic acid molecule comprising a novel mutation, and arrays comprising such oligonucleotides, are also provided.10-27-2011
20110262434Methods to Expand the Eligible Patient Population for HER2-Directed Targeted Therapies - The present disclosure provides improved methods for identifying breast cancer patients that receive an increased benefit from the addition of a HER10-27-2011
20100166746HIGH POTENCY RECOMBINANT ANTIBODIES, METHODS FOR PRODUCING THEM AND USE IN CANCER THERAPY - The present invention contemplates improved recombinant anti-tumor antibodies having faster Kon and faster Koff rates, resulting in a uniform tumor penetrance, as compared to the same recombinant anti-tumor antibody without said faster Kon and faster Koff rates, and methods of improving the same.07-01-2010
20110052584METHOD OF ENHANCEMENT OF CYTOTOXICITY IN ANTIBODY MEDIATED IMMUNE RESPONSES - The present invention is related to enhancing the function of anti-tumor antibodies by regulating FcγRIIB-mediated activity. In particular, disrupting SHIP activation by FcγRIIB enhances cytotoxicity elicited by a therapeutic antibody in vivo in a human. The invention further provides an antibody, e.g., an anti-tumor antibody, with a variant Fc region that results in binding of the antibody to FcγRIIB with reduced affinity. A variety of transgenic mouse models demonstrate that the inhibiting FcγRIIB molecule is a potent regulator of cytotoxicity in vivo.03-03-2011
20110052583PYRIDINONE COMPOUNDS - The invention is directed to pyridinone compounds useful for modulating Met kinase, having the following structure:03-03-2011
20110052582Humanized Anti-CDCP1 Antibodies - The present invention relates to humanized antibodies against human CDCP1 (anti-CDCP1 antibody), methods for their production, pharmaceutical compositions containing said antibodies, and uses thereof.03-03-2011
20110052581USE OF PICOPLATIN AND CETUXIMAB TO TREAT COLORECTAL CANCER - The invention provides a method of treatment of metastatic colorectal cancer by administration of the anti-cancer platinum drug picoplatin in conjunction with cetuximab, 5-FU, and leucovorin in a variety of treatment regimens. The invention also provides a use of picoplatin in conjunction with cetuximab, 5-FU, and leucovorin for treatment of metastatic colorectal cancer. The invention further provides kits adapted for administration of picoplatin in conjunction with cetuximab. Also, methods for determining dosage regimens for patients afflicted with a cancer comprising EGFR are provided.03-03-2011
20110052580USE OF PICOPLATIN AND BEVACIZUMAB TO TREAT COLORECTAL CANCER - The invention provides a method of treatment of metastatic colorectal cancer by administration of the anti-cancer platinum drug picoplatin in conjunction with bevacizumab (Avastin®) and optionally, with 5-FU and leucovorin in a variety of treatment regimens. The invention also provides a use of picoplatin in conjunction with bevacizumab and, optionally, 5-FU and leucovorin, for the treatment of metastatic colorectal cancer.03-03-2011
20110052579Ligands of the Natural Killer (NK) Cell Surface Marker CD27 and Therapeutic Uses Thereof, - The present invention relates to the modulation of Natural Killer (NK) cells in vitro or in vivo through the use of activating or inhibiting ligands of CD27, such as antibodies, for a regulation of the immune response against several different diseases, such as viral infections, cancer, bacterial infections, sepsis as well as immunological diseases. In a preferred embodiment, the inventors were able to improve the host resistance against Influenza virus and cancer through the application of anti-CD27 antibodies. In a different setting the inventors were able to prevent the onset of a lethal bacterial sepsis by preventing the activation of NK cells via CD27. The invention furthermore relates to screening assays for ligands of the surface marker CD27.03-03-2011
20110052578Compounds and Compositions as Protein Kinase Inhibitors - The present invention provides compounds of Formula I or II:03-03-2011
20110052577Antibodies - The use of an ScFv Ab (ScFv Ab) capable of recognising a disease associated molecule (DAM) in the manufacture of a medicament for the prevention and/or treatment of a disease condition associated with a DAM is described. The ScFv Ab has therapeutic, diagnostic and prognostic applications.03-03-2011
20110052576VEGF-SPECIFIC ANTAGONISTS FOR ADJUVANT AND NEOADJUVANT THERAPY AND THE TREATMENT OF EARLY STAGE TUMORS - Disclosed herein are methods of treating benign, pre-cancerous, or non-metastatic tumors using an anti-VEGF-specific antagonist. Also disclosed are methods of treating a subject at risk of developing benign, pre-cancerous, or non-metastatic tumors using an anti-VEGF-specific antagonist. Also disclosed are methods of treating or preventing recurrence of a tumor using an anti-VEGF-specific antagonist as well as use of VEGF-specific antagonists in neoadjuvant and adjuvant cancer therapy.03-03-2011
20110052574METHOD OF INHIBITION OF LEUKEMIC STEM CELLS - A method for inhibition of leukemic stem cells expressing IL-3Rα; (CD 123), comprises contacting the cells with an antigen binding molecule comprising a Fc region or a modified Fc region having enhanced Fc effector function, wherein the antigen binding molecule binds selectively to IL-3Rα (CD123). The invention includes the treatment of a hematologic cancer condition in a patient by administration to the patient of an effective amount of the antigen binding molecule.03-03-2011
2011005257314-3-3 ETA Antibodies and Uses Thereof for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Arthritis - The invention provides anti-14-3-3 eta antibodies that specifically bind to the human 14-3-3 eta protein isoform in its natural configuration while exhibiting selectivity over human 14-3-3 alpha, beta, delta, epsilon, gamma, tau, and zeta protein isoforms. Methods, kits and pharmaceutical compositions comprising said specific anti-14-3-3 eta antibodies are further provided for the diagnosis and treatment of arthritis.03-03-2011
20110052572REGULATORS OF MMP-9 AND USES THEROF - A method of regulating an activity of metalloproteinase 9 (MMP-9) is disclosed. The method comprises contacting the MMP-9 with an agent which specifically interacts with an OG domain of the MMP-9. Molecules capable of specifically interacting with the OG domain, methods of identifying same, pharmaceutical compositions comprising same and uses thereof are also disclosed.03-03-2011
20110052571METHOD FOR TREATING IDIOPATHIC THROMBOCYTOPENIC PURPURA USING MONOCLONAL ANTIBODIES - The invention concerns a method for obtaining and selecting monoclonal antibodies by an ADDC-type test, said antibodies capable of activating type III Fcγ receptors and having a particular glycan structure. The inventive anti-D antibodies can be used for preventing Rhesus isoimmunisation in Rh negative persons, in particular for haemolytic disease in a new-born baby or for uses such as idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP).03-03-2011
20110052570METHOD TO PROGNOSE RESPONSE TO ANTI-EGFR THERAPEUTICS - The present invention provides methods to determine the likelihood of effectiveness of an EGFR targeting treatment in a subject affected with a tumor based on the expression of EGFR of endothelial cells associated with the tumor. The present invention also provides methods of treating a subject affected with, or at risk for developing cancer with an EGFR targeting treatment and methods to screen for an EGFR targeting treatment.03-03-2011
20100226917METHODS FOR THE TREATMENT OF HEMATOLOGIC MALIGNANCIES - The present invention discloses, in part, therapies for treating hematologic malignancies, including B cell lymphomas and leukemias or B cell related tumors comprising the administration of a CHK1 inhibitor in combination with a B cell depleting antibody. The present invention further includes treating hematologic malignancies, including B cell lymphomas and leukemias, or B cell related tumors, which are resistant to cancer treatment comprising the administration of a CHK1 inhibitor.09-09-2010
20110020328ANTIBODY FORMULATIONS - This invention relates to a shear and temperature stable antibody formulations that are more stable than compared to a standard formulation (such as 30 mM citrate, 100 mM NaCl, pH 6.5). The present invention's shear and temperature stable antibody formulations show reduced precipitation when subjected to stress conditions but the standard formulation had aggregated. This result was unpredictable because thermodynamically the two formulations are similar as seen by their DSC (differential scanning calorimeter) profiles.01-27-2011
20100322922Neutralization of CD95 Activity Blocks Invasion of glioblastoma Cells In Vivo - The present invention relates to methods for treating an individual with high grade glioblastoma multiforme by preventing or disrupting the binding of CD95 to its ligand, CD95L, in vivo, whereupon that neutralization of CD95 activity reduces undesirable glial cell migration and invasion into body tissue.12-23-2010
20100322920Human monoclonal antibodies against CD30 - Isolated human monoclonal antibodies which bind to CD30 (e.g., human CD30) are disclosed. The human antibodies can be produced in a non-human transgenic animal, e.g., a transgenic mouse, capable of producing multiple isotypes of human monoclonal antibodies by undergoing V-D-J recombination and isotype switching. Also disclosed are derivatives of the human antibodies (e.g., bispecific antibodies and immunoconjugates), pharmaceutical compositions comprising the human antibodies, non-human transgenic animals and hybridomas which produce the human antibodies, and therapeutic and diagnostic methods for using the human antibodies.12-23-2010
20100322925ALK7 AND MYOSTATIN INHIBITORS AND USES THEREOF - The invention relates to ALK7 soluble receptors and their uses as antagonists of the function of certain ligands such as GDF-8 (Myostatin) and GDF-11. The ALK7 soluble receptor of the invention is useful as antagonists of GDF-8 and GDF-11 in the treatment of neuronal diseases or conditions such as stroke, spinal cord injury, and all peripheral nerve diseases. The ALK7 soluble receptor of the invention is also useful as GH (growth hormone) equivalent, and for increasing muscle mass.12-23-2010
20100322921METHOD OF INHIBITING COAGULATION ACTIVATION WITH HUMAN ANTI-FACTOR Va ANTIBODIES AND USE THEREOF - The present invention also discloses the novel use of factor Va inhibitors in the treatment of various disorders caused by the formation of blood clots.12-23-2010
20110256128TRIAZOLE COMPOUNDS AS KSP INHIBITORS - The present invention provides triazole compounds of Formula I:10-20-2011
20100330085METHOD OF TREATMENT, PROPHYLAXIS AND DIAGNOSIS OF PATHOLOGIES OF THE BONE - The present invention relates generally to the fields of treatment, prophylaxis and diagnosis. More particularly, the present invention identifies genes and gene products associated with bone morphogenesis and pathologies of the bone. Even more particularly, the present invention contemplates the regulation of expression of these genes or the activity of the gene products in the treatment, prophylaxis and diagnosis of bone pathologies. Cell-based therapies and manipulation of cells in in vitro culture also form part of the present invention.12-30-2010
20100330086CATIONIC STEROID ANTIMICROBIAL COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS OF USE - The invention provides methods for decreasing or inhibiting herpesviridae (HV) infection or pathogenesis of a cell in vitro, ex vivo or in vivo, a symptom or pathology associated with a herpesviridae (HV) infection or pathogenesis in vitro, ex vivo or in vivo, or an adverse side effect of herpesviridae (HV) infection or pathogenesis in vitro, ex vivo or in vivo. In one embodiment, a method of the invention includes treating a subject with an invention compound (e.g., cationic steroid antimicrobial or CSA).12-30-2010
20100330084SINGLE DOMAIN VHH ANTIBODIES AGAINST VON WILLEBRAND FACTOR - The present invention relates to improved Nanobodies™ against von Willebrand Factor (vWF), as well as to polypeptides comprising or essentially consisting of one or more of such Nanobodies. The invention also relates to nucleic acids encoding such Nanobodies and polypeptides; to methods for preparing such Nanobodies and polypeptides; to host cells expressing or capable of expressing such Nanobodies or polypeptides; to compositions comprising such Nanobodies, polypeptides, nucleic acids or host cells; and to uses of such Nanobodies, such polypeptides, such nucleic acids, such host cells or such compositions, in particular for prophylactic, therapeutic or diagnostic purposes, such as the prophylactic, therapeutic or diagnostic purposes.12-30-2010
20100196364MONOCLONAL ANTIBODIES TO FIBROBLAST GROWTH FACTOR RECEPTOR 2 - The present invention is directed toward a monoclonal antibody to fibroblast growth factor receptor 2, a pharmaceutical composition comprising same, and methods of treatment comprising administering such a pharmaceutical composition to a patient.08-05-2010
20110256125MATERIALS AND METHODS FOR IMPROVED IMMUNOGLYCOPROTEINS - Immunoglycoproteins, including antibodies, with improved ADCC and altered glycosylation patterns are provided. Also provided are cell culturing methods and media for producing such immunoglycoproteins, and therapeutic uses of such immunoglycoproteins.10-20-2011
20110256124METHODS FOR IMPROVING THE BIOACTIVITY OF THERAPEUTIC IgE ANTIBODIES FOR THE TREATMENT OF DISEASE - The invention provides a method for increasing the bioactivity (e.g. the biosafety and efficacy) of a therapeutic IgE antibody of the invention in the treatment of a patient. Methods of the invention include: i) administering to the patient a therapeutic IgE antibody in combination with at least one bioactivity-enhancing agent, ii) strategic treatment regimens and protocols for the dosing and administration of a therapeutic IgE antibody of the invention, and iii) the use of a therapeutic IgE antibody having a variable region comprising at least one antigen binding region specific for binding an epitope of an antigen wherein the epitope is not highly repetitive or is non-repetitive.10-20-2011
20110014188TNFalpha antagonists and methotrexate in the treatment of TNF-mediated disease - Methods for treating and/or preventing a TNF-mediated disease in an individual are disclosed. Also disclosed is a composition comprising methotrexate and an anti-tumor necrosis factor antibody. TNF-mediated diseases include rheumatoid arthritis, Crohn's disease, and acute and chronic immune diseases associated with transplantation.01-20-2011
20110142833METHODS FOR TREATING AND PREVENTING FIBROSIS - The present invention provides methods of screening for compositions useful for treating, ameliorating, or preventing fibrosis and/or fibrosis-associated conditions by measuring changes in the level(s) of IL-21 and/or IL-21 receptor (IL-21R) (e.g., the level of expression of IL-21 and/or IL-21R protein and/or mRNA, the level of activity of IL-21 and/or IL-21R, the level of interaction of IL-21 with IL-21R). The invention further provides antagonists of IL-21 or IL-21R for the treatment of fibrosis and/or fibrosis-associated conditions. Further provided herein are methods of diagnosing, prognosing, and monitoring the progress (e.g., the course of treatment) of fibrosis and/or fibrosis-associated conditions by measuring the level of IL-21 and/or IL-21R (i.e., the level of activity of IL-21 and/or IL-21R, the level of expression of IL-21 and/or IL-21R (e.g., the level of IL-21 and/or IL-21R gene products), and/or the level of interaction of IL-21 with IL-21R).06-16-2011
201100973204-AMINOQUINAZOLINE DERIVATIVES AND METHODS OF USE THEREOF - This invention relates to novel 4-aminoquinazolines, their derivatives, pharmaceutically acceptable salts, solvates, and hydrates 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 inhibitors of the EGFR and HER-2.04-28-2011
20110097323Her2/neu-Specific Antibodies and Methods of Using Same - This invention relates to antibodies that specifically bind HER2/neu, and particularly chimeric 4D5 antibodies to HER2/neu, which have reduced glycosylation as compared to known 4D5 antibodies. The invention also relates to methods of using the 4D5 antibodies and compositions comprising them in the diagnosis, prognosis and therapy of diseases such as cancer, autoimmune diseases, inflammatory disorders, and infectious disease.04-28-2011
20110104154SINGLE NUCLEOTIDE POLYMORPHISMS AND GENES ASSOCIATED WITH AGE-RELATED MACULAR DEGENERATION - The invention provides genes and polymorphisms associated with AMD, and methods for diagnosing an increased risk of AMD in a patient who has at least one of the AMD-associated polymorphisms as provided.05-05-2011
20100183603Compositions and Methods for the Treatment of Cancer - The present invention relates to pyrrolidine-2,5-dione compounds, and methods of preparation of these compounds. The present invention also relates to pharmaceutical compositions comprising pyrrolidine-2,5-dione compounds. The present invention provides methods of treating a cell proliferative disorder, such as a cancer, by administering to a subject in need thereof a therapeutically effective amount of a compound or pyrrolidine-2,5-dione compound of the present invention. (Ia) (Ib) (IIa) (IIIb) Where U is independently selected from: (I) or (II)07-22-2010
20100166751CANCER THERAPY USING WHOLE GLUCAN PARTICLES AND ANTIBODIES - The present invention relates to methods of using whole glucan particles and complement activating antibodies for antitumor therapy. Whole glucan particles enhance the tumoricidal activity of the innate immune system by binding to the C3 complement protein receptor CR3. This binding enhances innate immune system cytotoxicity, as well as stimulating the release of activating cytokines.07-01-2010
20100166749Polypeptide variants with altered effector function - The present invention concerns polypeptides comprising a variant Fc region. More particularly, the present invention concerns Fc region-containing polypeptides that have altered effector function as a consequence of one or more amino acid modifications in the Fc region thereof.07-01-2010
20100166747METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR TREATING TUMOR DISEASES - The present invention provides, in part, methods for treating a tumor in a human subject comprising inhibiting IGF-1 receptor signaling, methods of determining whether a tumor is more or less likely to respond to such treatment, and compositions for practicing such methods. In particular embodiments, the invention provides fully human, humanized, or chimeric anti-IGF-1R antibodies that bind human IGF-1R, IGF-1R-binding fragments and derivatives of such antibodies, and IGF-1R-binding polypeptides comprising such fragments. Other embodiments provide nucleic acids encoding such antibodies, antibody fragments and derivatives and polypeptides, cells comprising such polynucleotides, methods of making such antibodies, antibody fragments and derivatives and polypeptides, and methods of using such antibodies, antibody fragments and derivatives and polypeptides, including methods of treating or diagnosing subjects having IGF-1R-related disorders or conditions.07-01-2010
20100166744USE OF ANTI-EGFR ANTIBODIES IN TREATMENT OF EGFR MUTANT MEDIATED DISEASE - The present invention relates to the treatment of EGFR-mediated disease, particularly cancer, which is resistant to tyrosine kinase inhibitor therapies. Methods for treatment of cancer and reduction of tumor growth in individuals with secondary EGFR mutations, particularly tyrosine kinase domain mutations, resistant to standard therapy are provided. The invention provides methods for the treatment of tyrosine kinase inhibitor resistant cancers with anti-EGFR antibodies. Methods for treatment of recurrent lung cancer, including non-small cell lung carcinoma which is resistant to tyrosine kinase inhibitors, with the antibody anti-EGFR mAb806 are described.07-01-2010
20100166741ALTERED BR-3 BINDING POLYPEPTIDES - The present invention relates to novel BR3 binding antibodies having altered Fc effector function and/or having a mature core carbohydrate structure in the Fc region which lacks fiicose. The present invention also relates to the use of those BR3 binding antibodies and polypeptides in, e.g., methods of treatment, screening methods, diagnostic methods, assays and protein purification methods.07-01-2010
20120121584Monoclonal Antibodies Against Extracellular Loops of C5aR - The present invention relates to antibodies which bind to C5aR and which are useful in diagnostic and therapeutic methods. The antibodies of the present invention are reactive with an extracellular loop of C5aR other than the N-terminal domain and are capable of substantially reducing or inhibiting the binding of C5a to C5aR and functional consequences of neutrophil chemoattractant receptor activation.05-17-2012
20100166743METHOD OF DETECTING OCULAR DISEASES AND PATHOLOGIC CONDITIONS AND TREATMENT OF SAME - Methods of detecting and treating diseases and pathological conditions of the eye are disclosed. In particular a genetic variant of the HtrA1 gene is correlated to age related macular degeneration (AMD). In addition, biologically active agents capable of inhibiting HtrA1 activity are provided, and methods of treating diseases and pathological conditions of the eye are additionally disclosed.07-01-2010
20100166748C5 Antigens and Uses Thereof - The present invention pertains to the use of a complement inhibitor in methods of treatment of ocular disorders and the use of a complement inhibitor in the manufacture of a medicament in the treatment of an ocular disorder.07-01-2010
20120121582Modulators Of EphA2 And Ephrina1 For The Treatment Of Fibrosis-Related Disease - The present invention relates to methods and compositions designed for the treatment, management, prevention and/or amelioration of non-neoplastic hyperproliferative epithelial and/or endothelial cell disorders, including but not limited to disorders associated with increased deposition of extracellular matrix components (e.g., collagen, proteoglycans, tenascin and fibronectin) and/or aberrant angiogenesis. Non-limiting examples of such disorders include cirrhosis, fibrosis (e.g., fibrosis of the liver, kidney, lungs, heart, retina and other viscera), asthma, ischemia, atherosclerosis, diabetic retinopathy, retinopathy of prematurity, vascular restenosis, macular degeneration, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, infantile hemangioma, verruca vulgaris, Kaposi's sarcoma, neurofibromatosis, recessive dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa, ankylosing spondylitis, systemic lupus, Reiter's syndrome, Sjogren's syndrome, endometriosis, preeclampsia, atherosclerosis, coronary artery disease, psoriatic arthropathy and psoriasis. The methods of the invention comprise the administration of an effective amount of one or more agents that are modulators of EphA2 and/or its endogenous ligand, EphrinA1. The invention also provides pharmaceutical compositions comprising one or more EphA2/EphrinA1 Modulators of the invention either alone or in combination with one or more other agents useful for therapy for such non-neoplastic hyperproliferative epithelial and/or endothelial disorders. Diagnostic methods and methods for screening for EphA2/EphrinA1 Modulators are also provided.05-17-2012
20100158901ANTI-CD19 ANTIBODY THERAPY FOR AUTOIMMUNE DISEASE - The invention relates to immunotherapeutic compositions and methods for the treatment of autoimmune diseases and disorders in human subjects using therapeutic antibodies that bind to the human CD19 antigen and that preferably mediate human ADCC. The present invention relates to pharmaceutical compositions comprising human or humanized anti-CD19 antibodies of the IgG1 or IgG3 human isotype. The present invention relates to pharmaceutical compositions comprising human or humanized anti-CD19 antibodies of the IgG2 or IgG4 human isotype that preferably mediate human ADCC. The present invention also relates to pharmaceutical compositions comprising chimerized anti-CD19 antibodies of the IgG1, IgG2, IgG3, or IgG4 isotype that mediate human ADCC. In preferred embodiments, the present invention relates to pharmaceutical compositions comprising monoclonal human, humanized, or chimeric anti-CD19 antibodies.06-24-2010
20100158904TREATMENT WITH ANTI-ALPHA2 INTEGRIN ANTIBODIES - The invention relates to treatment of cancer. More specifically the invention relates to methods of treating cancer selected from the group consisting of squamous cell cancer, lung cancer including small-cell lung cancer, non-small cell lung cancer, adenocarcinoma of the lung, and squamous carcinoma of the lung, cancer of the peritoneum, hepatocellular cancer, gastric or stomach cancer including gastrointestinal cancer, pancreatic cancer, glioblastoma, cervical cancer, ovarian cancer, liver cancer, bladder cancer, hepatoma, breast cancer, colon cancer, colorectal cancer, endometrial or uterine carcinoma, salivary gland carcinoma, kidney or renal cancer, liver cancer, prostate cancer, vulval cancer, thyroid cancer, hepatic carcinoma and various types of head and neck cancer, as well as B-cell lymphoma including low grade/follicular non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL); small lymphocytic (SL) NHL; intermediate grade/follicular NHL; intermediate grade diffuse NHL; high grade immunoblastic NHL; high grade lymphoblastic NHL; high grade small non-cleaved cell NHL; bulky disease NHL; mantle cell lymphoma; AIDS-related lymphoma; and Waldenstrom's Macroglobulinemia; chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL); acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL); Hairy cell leukemia; chronic myeloblastic leukemia; and post-transplant lymphoproliferative disorder (PTLD), as well as abnormal vascular proliferation associated with phakomatoses, edema such as that associated with brain tumors, Meigs' syndrome, melanoma, mesothelioma, multiple myeloma, fibrosarcoma, osteosarcoma and epidermoid carcinoma, by administering antibodies directed to α2β1 integrin.06-24-2010
20100158907CONNECTIVE TISSUE GROWTH FACTOR FRAGMENTS AND METHODS AND USES THEREOF - The present invention is directed to CTGF fragments comprising at least exon 4 or exon 5 of CTGF and having mitogenic activity. The present invention is further directed to methods using said CTGF fragments to identify compositions which modulate the mitogenic activity of said CTGF fragments and to the compositions so identified.06-24-2010
20100158906METHODS FOR AUGMENTING AN IMMUNE RESPONSE USING ANTI-CD40 ANTIBODIES - The present invention relates to methods and compositions for the prevention and treatment of cancer, inflammatory diseases and disorders or deficiencies of the immune system. The methods of the invention comprise administering a CD40 binding protein that potentiates the binding of CD40 to CD40 ligand.06-24-2010
20100196361Method of inhibition of vascular development using an antibody - Tie1 and Tie2 are receptor tyrosine kinase proteins that include a transmembrane domain. Tie1 and Tie2 are present on endothelial cells. This disclosure describes agents, such as antibodies, that bind to Tie1, Tie2, and Ang, including ones that inhibit endothelial cell activity and angiogenesis. The agents can be used to treat angiogenesis-associated disorders.08-05-2010
20100196366Gefitnib Sensitivity-Related Gene Expression and Products and Methods Related Thereto - Disclosed is the identification, provision and use of a panel of biomarkers that predict sensitivity or resistance to EGFR inhibitors, and products and processes related thereto. In one embodiment, a method is described for selecting a cancer patient who is predicted to benefit from therapeutic administration of an EGFR inhibitor, an agonist thereof, or a drug having substantially similar biological activity as EGFR inhibitor. Also described is a method to identify molecules that interact with the EGFR pathway to allow or enhance responsiveness to EGFR inhibitors, as well as a plurality of polynucleotides or antibodies for detection of the expression of genes that are indicative of sensitivity or resistance to EGFR inhibitors, an agonist thereof, or a drug having substantially similar biological activity as EGFR inhibitors. A method to identify a compound with the potential to enhance the efficacy of EGFR inhibitors is also described.08-05-2010
20100196362Engineering Fc Antibody Regions to Confer Effector Function - The present invention relates to molecules having a variant Fc region, wherein said variant Fc region comprises at least one amino acid modification relative to a wild-type Fc region. These modified molecules confer an effector function to a molecule, where the parent molecule does not detectably exhibit this effector function. In particular, the molecules of the invention have an increased effector cell function mediated by a FcγR, such as, but not limited to, ADCC. In one embodiment, the variant Fc region binds FcγRIIIA and/or FcγRIIA with a greater affinity, relative to a comparable molecule comprising the wild-type Fc region. The molecules of the invention have particular utility in treatment, prevention or management of a disease or disorder, such as cancer, in a sub-population of patients, wherein the target antigen is expressed at low levels in the target cell population, in particular, in patients refractory to treatment with an existing therapeutic antibody due to the low level of target antigen expression on the cancer or associated cells.08-05-2010
20100068205Methionine Sulfoxide Antibodies - Antibodies specific for methionine sulfoxide residues on proteins are provided. The antibodies are prepared using methionine-rich zein proteins, which are oxidized, as antigens.03-18-2010
20100068206METHODS USING 3-(4-AMINO-1-OXO-1,3-DIHYDRO-ISOINDOL-2-YL)-PIPERIDINE-2,6-DIONE FOR TREATMENT OF MANTLE CELL LYMPHOMAS - Methods of treating, preventing or managing mantle cell lymphomas are disclosed. The methods encompass the administration of an immunomodulatory compound of the invention known as Revlimid® or lenalidomide. The invention further relates to methods of treatment using this compound with chemotherapy, radiation therapy, hormonal therapy, biological therapy or immunotherapy. Pharmaceutical compositions and single unit dosage forms suitable for use in the methods of the invention are also disclosed.03-18-2010
2010006820317-Oxymacbecin Derivatives and Their Use in the Treatment of Cancer and/or B-Cell Malignancies - The present invention relates to 17-oxymacbecin analogues that are useful, e.g. in the treatment of cancer, B-cell malignancies, malaria, fungal infection, diseases of the central nervous system and neurodegenerative diseases, diseases dependent on angiogenesis, autoimmune diseases and/or as a prophylactic pretreatment for cancer. The present invention also provides methods for the production of these compounds and their use in medicine, in particular in the treatment and/or prophylaxis of cancer or B-cell malignancies.03-18-2010
20090263388Methods of preventing or treating cardiovascular, cerebrovascular and thrombotic disorders with tumor necrosis factor antagonists - A method of treating or preventing a cardiovascular and/or a cerebrovascular disorder in an individual is disclosed. Also disclosed is a method for treating and/or preventing a thrombotic disorder in an individual. Further disclosed is a method of decreasing plasma fibrinogen in an individual.10-22-2009
20110262432 MUTATED NETRIN 4 PROTEINS, FRAGMENTS THEREOF AND THEIR USES AS DRUGS - A mutated protein includes the sequence of wild type netrin 4, represented by SEQ ID NO: 2, wherein at least one amino acid of the amino acids at position (13, 68, 183, 205, 234, 331, 332, 353, 472, 515, 589, 625, 626, 627) and (628) is mutated enabling thus to confer 1 to 15 mutations to the wild type protein, or, truncated protein derived from the mutated protein, wherein the 19 first contiguous, or the 31 first contiguous amino acids at the N-terminus part of the mutated protein are deleted; and/or the mutated protein being deleted of all amino acids located after the amino acid in position (477) or of all amino acids located after the amino acid in position (515).10-27-2011
20110182894Methods of treating diabetes using IL-1beta antibodies - An IL-1β binding molecule, in particular an antibody to human IL-1β, especially a human antibody to human IL-1β is provided, wherein the CDRs of the heavy and light chains have amino acid sequences as defined, for use in the treatment of an IL-1 mediated disease or disorder, e.g. osteoarthritis, osteoporosis and other inflammatory arthritides.07-28-2011
20090202526Agonist anti-trkc antibodies and methods using same - The invention concerns agonist anti-trkC antibodies, polypeptides, and polynucleotides encoding the same. The invention further concerns use of such antibodies, polypeptides and/or polynucleotides in the treatment and/or prevention of neuropathies, such as sensory neuropathies, including taxol-induced sensory neuropathy, cisplatin-induced sensory neuropathy, and pyridoxine-induced sensory neuropathy.08-13-2009
20090175854Methods of using death receptor ligands and CD20 antibodies - Methods for using death receptor ligands, such as Apo-2 ligand/TRAIL polypeptides or death receptor antibodies, and CD20 antibodies to treat conditions such as cancer and immune related diseases are provided. Embodiments of the invention include methods of using Apo2L/TRAIL or death receptor antibodies such as DR5 antibodies and DR4 antibodies in combination with CD20 antibodies.07-09-2009
20090175858Crystalline EGFR - matuzumab complex and matuzumab mimetics obtained thereof - The invention relates to a crystal complex formed by the extracellular domain of EGF receptor (EGFR) and the Fab fragment of anti-EGFR antibody matuzumab (EMD 72000). Especially the invention relates to the identification of the epitope regions on said EGFR, which the antibody matuzumab recognizes as antigen an to which it specifically binds. The invention relates furthermore to protein, peptide and antibody structures which mimic the binding of matuzumab to its epitope region on EGFR, and may be used therefore, as EGFR antagonists with similar or improved properties as compared to matuzumab.07-09-2009
20090175855NOVEL COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR THE TREATMENT OF IMMUNE RELATED DISEASES - The present invention relates to compositions containing a novel protein and methods of using those compositions for the diagnosis and treatment of immune related disease.07-09-2009
20090175862COMBINATION THERAPY EMPLOYING LYMPHOTOXIN BETA RECEPTOR BINDING MOLECULES IN COMBINATION WITH SECOND AGENTS - This invention features combination therapies that include a composition that activates lymphotoxin-beta receptor signaling in combination with one or more other biologic agents, as well as therapeutic methods.07-09-2009
20090175865CYSTEINE ENGINEERED ANTIBODIES AND CONJUGATES - Antibodies are engineered by replacing one or more amino acids of a parent antibody with non cross-linked, highly reactive cysteine amino acids. Antibody fragments may also be engineered with one or more cysteine amino acids to form cysteine engineered antibody fragments (ThioFab). Methods of design, preparation, screening, and selection of the cysteine engineered antibodies are provided. Cysteine engineered antibodies (Ab), optionally with an albumin-binding peptide (ABP) sequence, are conjugated with one or more drug moieties (D) through a linker (L) to form cysteine engineered antibody-drug conjugates having Formula I:07-09-2009
20090175859TNFalpha antagonists and methotrexate in the treatment of TNF-mediated disease - Methods for treating and/or preventing a TNF-mediated disease in an individual are disclosed. Also disclosed is a composition comprising methotrexate and an anti-tumor necrosis factor antibody. TNF-mediated diseases include rheumatoid arthritis, Crohn's disease, and acute and chronic immune diseases associated with transplantation.07-09-2009
20090175857Human 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.07-09-2009
20090175856Anti-Proliferative Combination Therapy Using Certain Platinum-Based Chemotherapeutic Agents and EGFR Inhibitors or Pyrimidine Analogues - The present invention describes a method or uses of prevention and/or treatment of a cancer or a tumor, and in particular to a combination therapy, methods, compositions and pharmaceutical packages comprising an inhibitor of receptors of the EGFR family or a chemotherapeutically active pyrimidine analogue and certain platinum-based chemotherapeutic agents.07-09-2009
20110189177ANTIBODIES TO VLA-1 - Antibodies that specifically bind to VLA-1 integrin and methods of using these antibodies to treat immunological disorders in a subject. Also included are crystal structures of complexes formed by VLA-1 antibodies and their ligands, and VLA-1 antagonists and agonists identified by using the structure coordinates of these structures.08-04-2011
20110189168ANTIBODY-INDUCED APOPTOSIS - Anti-Her2 antibodies which induce apoptosis in Her2 expressing cells are disclosed. The antibodies are used to “tag” Her2 overexpressing tumors for elimination by the host immune system. Also disclosed are hybridoma cell lines producing the antibodies, methods for treating cancer using the antibodies, and pharmaceutical compositions.08-04-2011
20100189718MOLECULES WITH EXTENDED HALF-LIVES, COMPOSITIONS AND USES THEREOF - The present invention provides molecules, including IgGs, non-IgG immunoglobulins, proteins and non-protein agents, that have increased in vivo half-lives due to the presence of an IgG constant domain, or a portion thereof that binds the FcRn, having one or more amino acid modifications that increase the affinity of the constant domain or fragment for FcRn. Such proteins and molecules with increased half-lives have the advantage that smaller amounts and or less frequent dosing is required in the therapeutic, prophylactic or diagnostic use of such molecules.07-29-2010
20110189179Identification of Tumor-Associated Antigens for Diagnosis and Therapy - The invention relates to genetic products the expression of which is associated with cancer diseases. The invention also relates to the therapy and diagnosis of diseases in which the genetic products are expressed or aberrantly expressed, in particular cancer diseases.08-04-2011
20110189178Immunoprotection of Therapeutic Moieties Using Enhanced Fc Regions - The present application relates to therapeutic moieties displaying reduced immunogen response, particularly for therapeutic purposes.08-04-2011
20110189176METHODS OF TREATING DISEASES WITH DLL4 ANTAGONISTS - The present invention provides methods of preventing, treating or ameliorating diabetes by administering to a subject in need thereof a therapeutically effective amount of Dll4 antagonists that block Dll4-Notch signal pathways. As observed in a mouse model of diabetes, Dll4 antagonists exhibit protective effects on pancreatic islets, lower blood glucose levels, and block the production of auto-antibodies, including those against insulin and glutamic acid decarboxylase 65 (GAD65), via the expansion of regulatory T cells (Tregs). Thus, the present invention further provides methods of lowering the levels of blood glucose, and/or reducing or blocking the production of auto-antibodies, by administering to a subject in need thereof a therapeutically effective amount of Dll4 antagonists. Suitable Dll4 antagonists for the invention include antibodies or antibody fragments that specifically bind Dll4 and block Dll4-Notch interactions, the extracellular domain of Dll4, and the like.08-04-2011
20110189175CHRONIC LYMPHOCYTIC LEUKEMIA PROGNOSIS AND TREATMENT - Provided herein are methods for identifying a subject afflicted with chronic lymphocytic leukemia who is responsive to treatment with a chemotherapeutic agent by detecting the presence or absence of at least one APOE4 allele in the subject, the presence of an APOE4 allele identifying the subject as responsive to the treatment. Also provided are methods of treating a subject afflicted with chronic lymphocytic leukemia, including administering an estrogenic agent, an androgen withdrawal agent, an apoE4 peptide or mimetic thereof, and/or a chemotherapeutic agent in an amount effective to treat said chronic lymphocytic leukemia. Methods of determining a prognosis for a patient diagnosed with chronic lymphocytic leukemia are also provided. In addition, methods for stratifying a subject into a subgroup of a clinical trial and methods for identifying a patient in a clinical trial of a treatment for chronic lymphocytic leukemia are herein provided.08-04-2011
20110189174COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR TREATING, REDUCING, AMELIORATING, ALLEVIATING, OR INHIBITING PROGRESSION OF, PATHOGENIC OCULAR NEOVASCULARIZATION - A composition for treating, reducing, ameliorating, alleviating, or inhibiting the progression of, pathological ocular neovascularization comprises an integrin or vitronectin receptor antagonist having any one of Formulae I-XI, as defined herein. The composition can further comprise a VEGF inhibitor. Such composition is administered to an ocular environment by a method such as topical application, periocular injection, intravitreal injection, or intravitreal implantation. The composition can be administered alone or in combination with another procedure chosen to enhance the outcome of the treatment.08-04-2011
20110189172METHODS FOR THE TREATMENT OF RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS - Disclosed are compositions and methods for the treatment and/or prevention of rheumatoid arthritis, comprising administering to a subject an effective amount of anti-IL-1β antibody or fragment thereof.08-04-2011
20110189171RECOMBINANT ANTIBODIES FOR TREATMENT OF RESPIRATORY SYNCYTIAL VIRUS INFECTIONS - Disclosed are novel polyclonal antibodies, which target respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), as well as novel high affinity antibody molecules reactive with RSV. The polyclonal antibodies may comprise antibody molecules which are reactive with both RSV protein F and RSV protein G, and preferably the polyclonal antibodies target a variety of epitopes on these proteins. The antibody molecules of the invention have shown superior efficacy in vitro and/or in vivo. Also disclosed are methods of producing the antibodies of the invention as well as methods of their use in treatment or prevention of RSV infection.08-04-2011
20110189170Chimeric Anti-VEGF-D Antibodies and Humanized Anti-VEGF-D Antibodies and Methods of Using the Same - The present invention relates to materials and methods for modulating angiogenesis and lymphangiogenesis. The compositions of the invention provide chimeric and/or humanized VEGF-D antibody substances, antibodies, polypeptides and fragments thereof useful for modulating angiogenesis and lymphangiogenesis in a subject.08-04-2011
20110189169COMBINATION OF HGF INHIBITOR AND PTEN AGONIST TO TREAT CANCER - The present invention is directed toward a method of treating cancer by administering to a patient an inhibitor of Hepatocyte Growth Factor and an agonist of PTEN.08-04-2011
20110189167Methods and Compositions for the Treatment of Myeloproliferative Diseases and other Proliferative Diseases - Methods of modulating a kinase activity of a wild-type kinase species, oncogenic forms thereof, aberrant fusion proteins thereof and polymorphs of any of the foregoing, are provided which employ compounds of the formula Ia:08-04-2011
20110135640IDENTIFICATION OF TUMOUR-ASSOCIATED CELL SURFACE ANTIGENS FOR DIAGNOSIS AND THERAPY - The present invention provides agents with tumor-inhibiting activity, and which are selective for cells expressing or abnormally expressing a tumor-associated antigen. Said tumor-associated antigen has a nucleotide sequence selected from the group consisting of: (a) a nucleotide sequence selected from the specific sequences set forth herein, or a 6-50 contiguous nucleotide residue portion thereof; (b) a nucleotide sequence of a nucleic acid which hybridizes with a nucleic acid having the nucleotide sequence of (a) under stringent conditions; (c) a nucleotide sequence which is degenerate with respect to the nucleotide sequence of (a) or (b); and (d) a nucleotide sequence which is complementary to the nucleotide sequence of (a), (b) or (c). Pharmaceutical compositions and kits comprising the agents are also provided, as well as methods treating, diagnosing or monitoring a disease characterized by expression or abnormal expression of the tumor-associated antigen.06-09-2011
20110135639B LYMPHOCYTE STIMULATOR ASSAYS - The present invention relates to nucleic acid molecules encoding Neutrokine-alpha and/or Neutrokine-alphaSV polypeptides, including soluble forms of the extracellular domain. Neutrokine-alpha and/or Neutrokine-alphaSV polypeptides are also provided as are vectors, host cells and recombinant methods for producing the same. The invention further relates to antibodies or portions thereof that specifically bind Neutrokine-alpha and/or Neutrokine-alphaSV and diagnostic and therapeutic methods using these antibodies. Also provided are diagnostic methods for detecting immune system-related disorders and therapeutic methods for treating immune system-related disorders using the compositions of the invention.06-09-2011
20110262435IL-13 BINDING AGENTS - Agents (e.g., antibodies and fragments thereof) that bind specifically to IL 13 and modulate the ability of IL-13 to interact with IL-13 receptors and signaling mediators are disclosed.10-27-2011
20110262433METHOD FOR INHIBITING BONE RESORPTION - The invention is directed to a method of inhibiting bone resorption. The method comprises administering to a human an amount of sclerostin inhibitor that reduces a bone resorption marker level for at least 2 weeks. The invention also provides a method of monitoring anti-sclerostin therapy comprising measuring one or more bone resorption marker levels, administering a sclerostin binding agent, then measuring the bone resorption marker levels. Also provided is a method of increasing bone mineral density; a method of ameliorating the effects of an osteoclast-related disorder; a method of treating a bone-related disorder by maintaining bone density; and a method of treating a bone-related disorder in a human suffering from or at risk of hypocalcemia or hypercalcemia, a human in which treatment with a parathyroid hormone or analog thereof is contraindicated, or a human in which treatment with a bisphosphonate is contraindicated.10-27-2011
20110158987NOVEL ANTIBODY FORMULATION - This invention relates to a pharmaceutical formulation of an antibody against Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor (EGFR), a process for the preparation and uses of the formulation.06-30-2011
20110200590Antibodies Directed Against the Myelin Basic Protein Recognising an Epitope of CD64 and Their Use as Immunosuppressants - It is described an antibody, recombinant or synthetic fragments thereof able to recognise and bind at least one epitope of the myelin basic protein. The antibody is also able to recognise also an epitope of the protein of the class of Fc receptors (FcR), namely CD64. Therapeutic applications are also disclosed.08-18-2011
20100028340ANTIBODIES AGAINST THE RGM A PROTEIN AND USES THEREOF - The subject invention relates to isolated proteins, particularly monoclonal antibodies, which bind and neutralize RGM A protein. Specifically, these antibodies have the ability to inhibit the binding of RGM A to its receptor and/or coreceptors. These antibodies or portions thereof of the invention are useful for detecting RGM A and for inhibiting RGM A activity, for example in a human suffering from a disorder including but nor limited to multiple sclerosis, mammalian brain trauma, spinal cord injury, stroke, neurodegenerative diseases, and schizophrenia.02-04-2010
20100028338COMBINATIONS OF THERAPEUTIC AGENTS FOR TREATING CANCER - A combination therapy for treating patients suffering from proliferative diseases or diseases associated with persistent angiogenesis is disclosed. The patient is treated with a camptothecin derivative and one or more chemotherapeutic agents selected from a microtubule active agent; an alkylating agent; an anti-neoplastic anti-metabolite; a platin compound; a topoisomerase II inhibitor; a VEGF inhibitor; a tyrosine kinase inhibitor; an EGFR kinase inhibitor; an mTOR kinase inhibitor; an insulin-like growth factor I inhibitor; a Raf kinase inhibitor; a monoclonal antibody; a proteasome inhibitor; a HDAC inhibitor; and ionizing radiation.02-04-2010
20100028339COMPOSITIONS INCLUDING TRICIRIBINE AND TRASTUZUMAB AND METHODS OF USE THEREOF - This application relates to combination therapies including triciribine and related compounds and trastuzumab or a salt thereof and compositions with reduced toxicity for the treatment and prevention of tumors, cancer, and other disorders associated with abnormal cell proliferation.02-04-2010
20100028341AMINO ACID SEQUENCES THAT MODULATE THE INTERACTION BETWEEN CELLS OF THE IMMUNE SYSTEM - The present invention relates to amino acid sequences that block the interaction between (a target on) an antigen presenting cell (APC) and (a target on) a T-cell. More particularly, the present invention relates to amino acid sequences that are directed against (as defined herein) a target on an APC (also referred to herein as “APC target”) or a target on a T-cell (also referred to herein as “T-cell target”). The invention further relates to compounds or constructs, and in particular proteins and polypeptides, that comprise or essentially consist of one or more such amino acid sequences02-04-2010
20120064073IL-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.03-15-2012
20120308563REGULATORY B CELLS (TBREGS) AND THEIR USE - Regulatory B cells (tBreg) are disclosed herein. These regulatory B cells express CD25 (CD2512-06-2012
20120308562METHODS OF TREATING MESOTHELIOMA WITH A PI3K INHIBITOR COMPOUND - Methods are provided for treating mesothelioma patients with a dual PI3K/mTOR inhibitor, GDC-0980: (S)-1-(4-((2-(2-aminopyrimidin-5-yl)-7-methyl-4-morpholinothieno[3,2-d]pyrimidin-6-yl)methyl)piperazin-12-06-2012
20120308561POLYNUCLEOTIDES AND POLYPEPTIDE SEQUENCES INVOLVED IN THE PROCESS OF BONE REMODELING - This invention relates, in part, to unique and newly identified genetic polynucleotides involved in the process of bone remodeling; variants and derivatives of the polynucleotides and corresponding polypeptides; uses of the polynucleotides, polypeptides, variants and derivatives; and methods and compositions for the amelioration of symptoms caused by bone remodeling disorders. Disclosed in particular are, the isolation and identification of polynucleotides, polypeptides, variants and derivatives involved in osteoclast activity, validation of the identified polynucleotides for their potential as therapeutic targets and use of the polynucleotides, polypeptides, variants and derivatives for the amelioration of disease states and research purposes.12-06-2012
20100021456DRUG FOR INHIBITING,PREVENTING OR TREATMENT OF RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS - The present invention relates to the use of at least one interleukin-17F inhibitor and/or of at least one IL-17 receptor inhibitor, for the manufacture of a medicament for inhibiting, preventing or treating rheumatoid arthritis.01-28-2010
20100021461IMMUNOGLOBULIN FORMULATION AND METHOD OF PREPARATION THEREOF - A stable aqueous pharmaceutical formulation comprising a therapeutically effective amount of an antibody, polysorbate 80, a buffer which inhibits polysorbate oxidation is described along with methods of making the preparation. Also described are formulations with high antibody concentrations which maintain fixed volumes and which may be used on patients of variable weight.01-28-2010
20100021460Methods of Treating Autoimmune Diseases Using CD4 Antibodies - Methods of treating autoimmune disorders in mammalian subjects using non-depleting CD4 antibodies, alone or in combination with other compounds, are provided.01-28-2010
20100021458POLYCYCLIC AGENTS FOR THE TREATMENT OF RESPIRATORY SYNCYTIAL VIRUS INFECTIONS - The present invention relates to polycyclic antiviral compounds, and salts thereof, methods for their preparation and compositions containing them, and the use of the compounds and composition in the treatment of viral infections.01-28-2010
20100021457DETECTION SYSTEM AND USES THEREFOR - A system for the detection of molecular associations, the system comprising: i) a first agent, comprising a first interacting group coupled to a first reporter component; ii) a second agent, comprising a second interacting group coupled to a second reporter component; iii) a third agent, comprising a third interacting group; iv) a modulator; and v) a detector; wherein proximity of the first and second reporter components generates a signal capable of detection by the detector; and wherein the modulator modulates the association of the second interacting group with the third interacting group; such that monitoring the signal generated by proximity of the first and second reporter components by the detector constitutes monitoring the association of the first and third agents.01-28-2010
20120308560Antineoplastic Combinations with mTOR Inhibitor, Trastuzumab and/or HKI-272 - A combination of temsirolimus and trastuzumab in the treatment of cancer is provided. A combination of temsirolimus and HKI-272 is provided. A combination of a trastuzumab and a HKI-272 is also provided. Regimens and kits for treatment of metastatic breast cancer, containing trastuzumab, temsirolimus and/or HKI-272, optionally in combination with other anti-neoplastic agents, or immune modulators are described.12-06-2012
20100021459POLYPEPTIDE CONSTRUCTS FOR INTRACELLULAR DELIVERY - The invention relates to a method suitable for administering protein therapeutic molecules orally, sublingually, topically, intravenously, subcutaneously, nasally, vaginally, rectally or by inhalation so as to avoid inactivation, by using VHH polypeptides derived from Camelidae antibodies. The invention further relates to the said therapeutic molecules. The invention further a method for delivering therapeutic molecules to the interior of cells. The invention further relates to anti-IgE therapeutic molecules.01-28-2010
20120308559METHOD OF TREATING HEMOLYTIC DISEASE - Paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria or other hemolytic diseases are treated using a compound which binds to or otherwise blocks the generation and/or the activity of one or more complement components, such as, for example, a complement-inhibiting antibody.12-06-2012
20100021455METHODS FOR DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT OF CROHN'S DISEASE - The inventors have discovered an elevated serum response to CBir1 flagellin in Crohn's disease patients. The present invention relates to methods for diagnosis and treatment of Crohn's disease and/or subtypes of Crohn's disease. Diagnosis is accomplished by determining the presence of the anti-CBir1 expression or determining the presence of anti-CBir1 expression and detection of the presence of pANCA. Treatment methods include antigen-directed therapy targeting CBir1 flagellin and manipulating the bacteria in the colon and/or small intestine.01-28-2010
20100260750Novel serotonin reuptake inhibitors as drugs having peripheral-system-restricted activity - Novel serotonin reuptake inhibitor compounds which are designed to exert serotonin uptake inhibitory activity in the peripheral system while being devoid of CNS activity, and a process of preparing same are disclosed. Further disclosed are pharmaceutical compositions containing same and uses thereof in the treatment of medical conditions associated with peripheral serotonin levels and/or activity, and/or platelet aggregation.10-14-2010
20100254977ENGINEERED ANTI-ALPHA V-INTEGRIN HYBRID ANTIBODIES - The invention relates to engineered antibodies which specifically bind to integrin receptors, especially the alpha V integrin receptor subunit. The antibodies comprise the antigen binding sites (CDRs) of a known mouse anti-integrin antibody, as well as hybrid light chain variable sequences, mutated heavy chain variable sequences (Frs) and modified heavy chain constant sequences. The novel antibodies have improved immunogenic and expression properties and elicit excellent anti-angiogenic as well as anti-tumor activities in humans in monotherapy but also and above all in combination with other angiogenesis and tumor inhibiting agents.10-07-2010
20100310555COMPOSITIONS WITH HEMATOPOIETIC AND IMMUNE ACTIVITY - The present invention provides methods of using Bv8 and EG-VEGF polypeptides and nucleic acids to promote hematopoiesis. Also provided herein are methods of screening for modulators of Bv8 and EG-VEGF activity. Furthermore, methods of treatment using Bv8 and EG-VEGF polypeptides or Bv8 and EG-VEGF antagonists are provided.12-09-2010
20080254024ANTI-EPHB2 ANTIBODIES AND METHODS USING SAME - The invention provides anti-EphB2 antibodies, immunoconjugates, and compositions comprising and methods of using these antibodies and immunoconjugates.10-16-2008
20110033461Combination Therapy for the Treatment of Cancer - Compositions which act synergistically to inhibit the growth of cancer cells and methods of use thereof are disclosed.02-10-2011
20100166753HUMANIZED MONOCLONAL ANTIBODIES THAT PROTECT AGAINST SHIGA TOXIN INDUCED DISEASE - The present invention describes the preparation and use of biologically and immunologically active humanized monoclonal antibodies to Shiga toxin, a toxin associated with HC and the potentially life-threatening sequela HUS transmitted by strains of pathogenic bacteria. The present invention describes how these humanized antibodies may be used in the treatment or prevention of Shiga toxin induced diseases. One aspect of the invention is the humanized monoclonal antibody which binds Shiga toxin where the constant regions are IgG1-kappa and the variable regions are murine in origin. Yet another aspect of the invention is expression vectors and host cells transformed with such vectors which express the humanized monoclonal antibodies of the present invention.07-01-2010
20110059075AGLYCOSYLATED IMMUNOGLOBULIN MUTANTS - The present invention is based, in part, on our discovery of immunoglobulins (e.g., immunoglobulin G (IgG)) polypeptides (e.g., murine or human IgG, such as human IgG1) that are aglycosylated yet retain the ability to bind to an Fc receptor, such as an activating Fc receptor (e.g., Fcy RIIA and/or FcyRIIIA).03-10-2011
20100196363CANCER TREATMENT COMBINATION THERAPY COMPRISING VINFLUNINE AND TRASTUZUMAB - The present invention relates to a therapeutic method for the treatment of cancer that comprises the use of a combination comprising vinflunine and trastuzumab.08-05-2010
20100055093PAN-CELL SURFACE RECEPTOR-SPECIFIC THERAPEUTICS - Provided are pan-cell surface receptor-specific therapeutics, methods for preparing them and methods of treatment using them. Among the pan-cell surface receptor-specific therapeutics are pan-HER-specific therapeutics that interact with at least two different HER receptor ligands and/or dimerize with or interact with two or more HER cell surface receptors. By virtue of these properties, the therapeutics modulate the activity of at least two cell surface receptors and are useful for therapeutic purposes.03-04-2010
20080286269Anti-alpha(v)beta(6) antibodies and uses thereof - The present invention is in the fields of cell biology, immunology and oncology. The invention provides humanized antibodies that recognize α11-20-2008
20090110679Methods and compositions for pulmonary administration of a TNFa inhibitor - The invention describes methods of pulmonary delivery of a TNFα inhibitor to a subject having a disorder in which TNFα is detrimental, such that the disorder is treated. Also included is a method of achieving systemic circulation of a TNFα inhibitor in a subject comprising administering the TNFα inhibitor to the central lung region or the peripheral lung region of the subject via inhalation, such that systemic circulation of the TNFα inhibitor is achieved.04-30-2009
20100260752OPSONIC AND PROTECTIVE ANTIBODIES SPECIFIC FOR LIPOTEICHOIC ACID OF GRAM POSITIVE BACTERIA - This invention provides binding molecules with improved binding affinity to lipoteichoic acids exposed on the surface of the bacteria, useful in the prevention and treatment of infections caused by Gram positive bacteria.10-14-2010
20100203044DR6 ANTAGONISTS AND USES THEREOF IN TREATING NEUROLOGICAL DISORDERS - Methods and compositions comprising DR6 antagonists for use in treating neurological disorders, including Alzheimer's disease, are provided. The DR6 antagonists include anti-APP antibodies, anti-DR6 antibodies, DR6 immunoadhesins and DR6 variants (and fusion proteins thereof) which enhance growth, regeneration or survival of mammalian neuronal cells or tissue.08-12-2010
20090060910COVALENT DIABODIES AND USES THEREOF - The present invention is directed to diabody molecules and uses thereof in the treatment of a variety of diseases and disorders, including immunological disorders, infectious disease, intoxication and cancers. The diabody molecules of the invention comprise two polypeptide chains that associate to form at least two epitope binding sites, which may recognize the same or different epitopes on the same or differing antigens. Additionally, the antigens may be from the same or different molecules. The individual polypeptide chains of the diabody molecule may be covalently bound through non-peptide bond covalent bonds, such as, but not limited to, disulfide bonding of cysteine residues located within each polypeptide chain. In particular embodiments, the diabody molecules of the present invention further comprise an Fc region, which allows antibody-like functionality to engineered into the molecule.03-05-2009
20090269339RESPONSES TO IMMUNIZATIONS IN RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS PATIENTS TREATED WITH A CD20 ANTIBODY - The present invention provides clinical data evaluating the efficacy of responses to immunizations in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients treated with a CD20 antibody.10-29-2009
20110091454METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR ANNOTATING BIOMOLECULAR SEQUENCES - Polypeptide sequences and polynucleotide sequences are provided. Also provided are annotative information concerning such sequences and uses for these sequences.04-21-2011
20090202536ANTIBODY-DRUG CONJUGATES AND METHODS - The present invention relates to antibody-drug conjugate compounds of Formula I:08-13-2009
20100189715HUMANIZED MONOCLONAL ANTIBODIES THAT PROTECT AGAINST SHIGA TOXIN INDUCED DISEASE - The present invention describes the preparation and use of biologically and immunologically active humanized monoclonal antibodies to Shiga toxin, a toxin associated with HC and the potentially life-threatening sequela HUS transmitted by strains of pathogenic bacteria. The present invention describes how these humanized antibodies may be used in the treatment or prevention of Shiga toxin induced diseases. One aspect of the invention is the humanized monoclonal antibody which binds Shiga toxin where the constant regions are IgG1-kappa and the variable regions are murine in origin. Yet another aspect of the invention is expression vectors and host cells transformed with such vectors which express the humanized monoclonal antibodies of the present invention.07-29-2010
20100183607RISK MARKERS FOR CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE - Provided herein methods for determining whether a subject, particularly a human subject, is at risk of developing, having, or experiencing a complication of cardiovascular disease, and methods of treating subjects who are identified by the current methods of being at risk for cardiovascular disease. In one embodiment, the method comprises determining levels of one or more oxidized apolipoprotein A-I related biomolecules in a bodily sample from the subject. Also, provided are kits and reagents for use in the present methods. Also provided are methods for monitoring the status of cardiovascular disease in a subject or the effects of therapeutic agents on subjects with cardiovascular disease. Such method comprising determining levels of one or more oxidized apolipoprotein A-I related molecules in bodily samples taken from the subject over time or before and after therapy.07-22-2010
20090208494HUMANIZED ANTIBODY MOLECULES SPECIFIC FOR IL-31 - The invention provides humanized mouse anti-human IL-31 antibodies and antibody fragments that are capable of binding IL-31 and thereby neutralizing, inhibiting, limiting, or reducing the proinflammatory or pro-pruritic effects of IL-31.08-20-2009
20110033459COMBINATION THERAPY WITH A COMPOUND ACTING AS A PLATELET ADP RECEPTOR INHIBITOR - The present invention is directed to pharmaceutical compositions and methods of using combination therapies containing [4-(6-fluoro-7-methylamino-2,4-dioxo-1,4-dihydro-2H-quinazolin-3-yl)-phenyl]-5-chloro-thiophen-2-yl-sulfonylurea, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, for the treatment of thrombosis diseases.02-10-2011
20090022717ANTIBODIES THAT BIND CXCR7 EPITOPES - Antibodies that bind CXCR01-22-2009
20100196367Methods For Screening Candidate Agents For Modulating Prorenin And Renin, Assays for Detecting Prorenin And Antibodies - The present invention relates to antibodies that bind to prorenin. In particular, the invention relates to monoclonal antibodies that bind to prorenin and inhibit the activation of prorenin. The antibodies of the invention are useful for screening for candidate agents that inhibit the activation of prorenin and candidate agents the modulate the activity of renin. The antibodies are also useful as diagnostics and for treating disease states.08-05-2010
20100183592HUMAN EPO RECEPTOR AGONISTS, COMPOSITIONS, METHODS AND USES FOR PREVENTING OR TREATING GLUCOSE INTOLERANCE RELATED CONDITIONS - The present invention relates to at least one human EPO receptor agonist methods for preventing or treating glucose intolerance and/or renal disease associated anemia, including therapeutic compositions, methods and devices.07-22-2010
20100047239Dual variable domain immunoglobulin and uses thereof - The present invention relates to engineered multivalent and multispecific binding proteins, methods of making, and specifically to their uses in the prevention and/or treatment of acute and chronic inflammatory and other diseases.02-25-2010
20100330079BIOMARKDER COMBINATIONS FOR COLORECTAL CANCER - The present invention relates to methods and kits for the detection of predetermined biomarkers for early diagnosis and management of cancer, and in particular, colorectal cancer.12-30-2010
20110117085MONOCLONAL ANTIBODIES FOR TUMOR TREATMENT - The present invention relates to methods for inhibiting tumor growth, increasing survival of a subject having a tumor and inducing protection against tumor recurrence in a mammal. The methods comprise administering a humanized monoclonal antibody comprising CDR regions derived from the murine monoclonal antibody designated mBAT-1, in combination with at least one chemotherapeutic agent.05-19-2011
20110117087METHOD FOR THE PRODUCTION OF A GLYCOSYLATED IMMUNOGLOBULIN - Herein is reported a method for the production of an immunoglobulin comprising the following steps: a) providing a eukaryotic cell comprising a nucleic acid encoding the immunoglobulin, b) cultivating the eukaryotic cell in a cultivation medium wherein the amount of glucose available in the cultivation medium per time unit is kept constant and limited to less than 80% of the amount that could maximally be utilized by the cells in the cultivation medium per time unit, and c) recovering the immunoglobulin from the culture.05-19-2011
20100055094PHARMACEUTICAL COMBINATIONS OF 1-CYCLOPROPYL-3- [3-(5-M0RPHOOLIN-4-YL-METHYL-1H-BENZOIMIDAZOL-2-YL)- LH-1-PYRAZOL-4-YL]- UREA - The invention provides combinations of an ancillary compound and a compound which is a salt of 1-cyclopropyl-3-[3-(5-morpholin-4-ylmethyl-1H-benzoimidazol-2-yl)-1H-pyrazol-4-yl]-urea selected from the lactate and citrate salts and mixtures thereof. Also provided are crystalline forms of the salts, methods for making the salts and their uses in treating cancers. The invention further provides combinations of an ancillary compound and a compound of the formula (I) as defined in PCT/GB2004/002824 (WO 2005/002552) or a compound of the formula (I′)03-04-2010
20100285008BENZOQUINONE DERIVATIVE E3330 IN COMBINATION WITH CHEMOTHERAPEUTIC AGENTS FOR THE TREATMENT OF CANCER AND ANGIOGENESIS - Disclosed are novel methods for the therapeutic treatment of cancer and angiogenesis. The enzyme Ape1/Ref-1, via its redox function, enhances the DNA binding activity of transcription factors that are associated with the progression of cancer. The present invention describes the use of agents to selectively inhibit the redox function of Ape1/Ref-1 and thereby reduce tumor cell growth, survival, migration and metastasis. In addition, Ape1/Ref-1 inhibitory activity is shown to augment the therapeutic effects of other therapeutics and protect normal cells against toxicity. Further, Ape1/Ref-1 inhibition is shown to decrease angiogenesis, for use in the treatment of cancer as well other pathologic conditions of which altered angiogenesis is a component.11-11-2010
20090074761Therapeutic beta-glucan combinations - A therapeutic composition for treating a proliferative disorder includes a VEGF antagonist and β-glucan. VEGF is overexpressed in some tumor types. The efficacy of treatment with VEGF antagonists capable of activating complement in combination with β-glucan is significantly increased.03-19-2009
20100040608Use of HMGB1 antagonists for the treatment of inflammatory skin conditions - Methods are disclosed for treating an inflammatory skin condition in a subject. The methods comprise administering to a subject an HMGB antagonist, such as a high mobility group box (HMGB) A box or a biologically active fragment thereof, an antibody to HMGB or an antigen-binding fragment thereof, an HMGB small molecule antagonist, an antibody to TLR2 or an antigen-binding fragment thereof, a soluble TLR2 polypeptide, an antibody to RAGE or an antigen-binding fragment thereof, a soluble RAGE polypeptide and a RAGE small molecule antagonist.02-18-2010
20110076271DIAGNOSTIC METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR TREATMENT OF CANCER - Disclosed herein are methods and compositions useful for the diagnosis and treatment of angiogenic disorders, including, e.g., cancer.03-31-2011
20100310556THERAPEUTIC AGENT FOR PRURITUS - The present inventors isolated clone BM095 from a human antibody phage library, which had a strong growth inhibitory activity in the IL-31-dependent Ba/F3 cell growth assay system. When administered to pruritus model mice, the anti-mouse NR10 neutralizing antibody exhibited a marked symptom-suppressing effect. Thus, it was revealed that anti-NR10 neutralizing antibodies are useful as therapeutic agents for pruritus.12-09-2010
20110052575ANTI-VEGF ANTIBODIES - Humanized and variant anti-VEGF antibodies and various uses therefor are disclosed. The anti-VEGF antibodies have strong binding affinities for VEGF; inhibit VEGF-induced proliferation of endothelial cells in vitro; and inhibit tumor growth in vivo.03-03-2011
20110135642Pharmaceutical Compositions Comprising Antibodies Binding To EBV (Ebstein-Barr Virus) Protein BARF1 - The invention relates to pharmaceutical and vaccine compositions comprising an antibody binding specifically to selected peptides of EBV protein BARF1.06-09-2011
20110305693ANITIGEN-BINDING CONSTRUCTS - The invention relates to combinations of RANKL antagonists with TNF-alpha antagonists and provides antigen-binding constructs which bind to RANKL comprising a protein scaffold which are linked to one or more epitope-binding domains wherein the antigen-binding construct has at least two antigen binding sites at least one of which is from an epitope binding domain and at least one of which is from a paired VHNL domain, methods of making such constructs and uses thereof.12-15-2011
20110305691MODIFIED POLYPEPTIDES STABILIZED IN A DESIRED CONFORMATION AND METHODS FOR PRODUCING SAME - The present invention provides a method for stabilizing a protein in a desired conformation by introducing at least one disulfide bond into the polypeptide. Computational design is used to identify positions where crysteine residues can be introduced to form a disulfide bond in only one protein conformation, and therefore lock the protein in a given conformation. Accordingly, antibody and small molecule therapeutics are selected that are specific for the desired protein conformation.12-15-2011
20110305694MULTIVALENT AND/OR MULTISPECIFIC RANKL-BINDING CONSTRUCTS - The invention relates to a combination of RANKL antagonists with OSM antagonists, and provides antigen-binding constructs which bind to RANKL comprising a protein scaffold which are linked to one or more epitope-binding domains wherein the antigen-binding construct has at least two antigen binding sites at least one of which is from an epitope binding domain and at least one of which is from a paired VH/VL domain, methods of making such constructs and uses thereof12-15-2011
20110305692ANTIGEN-BINDING CONTRUCTS - The invention relates to combinations of RANKL antagonists with TNF-alpha antagonists and provides antigen-binding constructs which bind to RANKL comprising a protein scaffold which are linked to one or more epitope-binding domains wherein the antigen-binding construct has at least two antigen binding sites at least one of which is from an epitope binding domain and at least one of which is from a paired VH/VL domain, methods of making such constructs and uses thereof.12-15-2011
20110305689TREATMENT OF CHRONIC INFLAMMATORY RESPIRATORY DISORDERS - This invention relates, e.g., to a method for treating a subject having a chronic inflammatory respiratory disorder, comprising administering to the subject an effective amount of an inhibitor of the expression of and/or the activity of VEGF-A and/or VEGFR1 and/or VEGFR2 and/or NP1, or a combination thereof. Also described are screeing assays for agents for treating a subject having a chronic inflammatory respiratory disorder, and kits for performing one of the methods of the invention.12-15-2011
20110305690ANTITUMOR COMBINATIONS CONTAINING ANTIBODIES RECOGNIZING SPECIFICALLY CD38 AND CYCLOPHOSPHAMIDE - Pharmaceutical composition comprising an antibody specifically recognizing CD38 and cyclophosphamide.12-15-2011
20110142827TREATMENT OF CANCER WITH A COMBINATION OF AN AGENT THAT PERTURBS THE EGF SIGNALING PATHWAY AND AN OLIGONUCLEOTIDE THAT REDUCES CLUSTERIN LEVELS - Agents that perturb the EGF signaling pathway and that are known to be useful in the treatment of cancer are found also to result in increased expression of the protein clusterin. Since clusterin can provide protection against apoptosis, this secondary effect detracts from the efficacy of the therapeutic agent. This is overcome using a combination of an agent that has known therapeutic efficacy against the cancer to be treated by perturbation of the EGF signaling pathway and that stimulates expression of clusterin as a secondary effect, and an oligonucleotide that is effective to reduce the amount of clusterin in cancer cells. For example, the agent may be an antibody specific for HER-2, a small molecule inhibitor of HER-2, an antisense oligonucleotide specific for HER-2, or a peptide agent capable of interfering with HER-2 protein. The oligonucleotide may be an antisense oligonucleotide or an RNAi oligonucleotide.06-16-2011
20110305687ANTI-FGFR2 ANTIBODIES - Monoclonal antibodies that bind and inhibit biological activities of human FGFR2 are disclosed. The antibodies can be used to treat cell proliferative diseases and disorders, including certain forms of cancer, associated with activation or overexpression of FGFR2.12-15-2011
20120039880FRAGMENTATION RESISTANT IgG1 Fc-CONJUGATES - The present invention provides compositions and methods relating to human IgG1 and IgG3 Fc-conjugates which are resistant to free-radical mediated fragmentation and aggregation. The present invention also provides compositions and methods for making the Fc-conjugates of the invention.02-16-2012
20110305688NEW VIRULENCE FACTORS OF STREPTOCOCCUS PNEUMONIAE - The present invention provides proteins/genes, which are essential for survival, and consequently, for virulence of 12-15-2011
20090022715Antibodies that bind human protein tyrosine phosphatase beta (HPTPbeta) and uses thereof - Antibodies and antigen binding fragments thereof that bind to human protein tyrosine phosphatase beta (HPTPβ), and uses thereof.01-22-2009
20110305686THERAPIES FOR CHRONIC RENAL FAILURE USING ONE OR MORE INTEGRIN ANTAGONISTS - The present invention provides methods for the treatment, and pharmaceuticals for use in the treatment, of mammalian subjects in, or at risk of chronic renal failure, or at risk of a need for renal replacement therapy. The methods involve the administration of certain integrin antagonists.12-15-2011
20100183591MODULATION OF NKG2D - The present invention relates to methods and compositions for treating and/or preventing inflammation associated with viral infection and solid organ transplant rejection. In particular, the present invention provides therapeutics for impairing the expansion and function of autoreactive T cells, NK cells and/or NKT cells, by modulating NKG2D.07-22-2010
20100008915METHODS FOR TREATING DISEASE USING AN ANTI-IL-21 RECEPTOR ANTIBODY - Monoclonal antibodies to the IL-21 receptor and multimeric complexes comprising the IL-21 receptor; including monoclonal antibodies to the heterodimeric receptor, IL-21/IL-2Rγ; have been prepared. The invention also describes a method of producing said antibodies. And, the invention also describes a method of treatment comprising using said antibodies to suppress an immune response.01-14-2010
20120148572NOVEL ANTIBODIES - The present invention relates to the use of VEGF antagonists and a novel anti-α5β1 antibody for treating cancer and inhibiting angiogenesis and/or vascular permeability, including inhibiting abnormal angiogenesis in diseases. The present invention also relates to compositions and kits comprising novel anti-α5β1 antibodies and methods of making and using them.06-14-2012
20120148575Methods Of Reducing Eosinophil Levels - The present invention relates to a method of reducing the numbers of eosinophils in a human subject comprising administration to a subject an IL-5R binding molecule that comprises (a) a region that specifically binds to the IL-5R and (b) an immunoglobulin Fc region. In a specific embodiment, a method of the invention reduces the number of eosinophils in blood, bone marrow, gastrointestinal tract (e.g. esophagus, stomach, small intestine and colon), or lung.06-14-2012
20100239575ANTI-CD40 ANTIBODIES AND USES THEREOF - The present invention includes compositions and methods for the expression, secretion and use of novel compositions for use as, e.g., vaccines and antigen delivery vectors, to delivery antigens to antigen presenting cells. In one embodiment, the vector is an anti-CD40 antibody, or fragments thereof, and one or more antigenic peptides linked to the anti-CD40 antibody or fragments thereof, including humanized antibodies.09-23-2010
20090068177Optimized Fc variants and methods for their generation - The present invention relates to optimized Fc variants, methods for their generation, and antibodies and Fc fusions comprising optimized Fc variants.03-12-2009
20100104566ANTITUMOR COMBINATION COMPRISING A MORPHOLINYL ANTHRACYCLINE AND AN ANTIBODY - The present invention provides the combined use of a morpholinyl anthracycline derivative of formula (I) or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, such as nemorubicin hydrochloride, and an antibody inhibiting a growth factor or its receptor, in the treatment of tumors. Also provided is the use of the said combinations in the treatment or prevention of metastasis or in the treatment of tumors by inhibition of angiogenesis.04-29-2010
20100215650METHODS OF TREATING DEMENTIA USING A GM-CSF ANTAGONIST - The invention is based on the discovery that GM-CSF antagonists can be used for the treatment of a patient that has Alzheimer's disease or vascular dementia, or is at risk for developing Alzheimer's disease. Accordingly, the invention provides methods of administering a GM-CSF antagonist, e.g., a GM-CSF antibody and pharmaceutical compositions comprising such antagonists.08-26-2010
20100260753AMINOFLAVONE (NSC 686288) AND COMBINATIONS THEREOF FOR TREATING BREAST CANCER - Disclosed are methods of treating breast cancer by administering to a mammal aminoflavone, and optionally one or more additional anti-cancer agents. According to example embodiments, the methods include methods of treating cancers resistant to endocrine therapy.10-14-2010
20080267956GROWTH FACTOR ANTAGONISTS FOR ORGAN TRANSPLANT ALLOIMMUNITY AND ARTERIOSCLEROSIS - The present invention provides materials and methods for antagonizing the function of vascular endothelial growth factor receptors, platelet derived growth factor receptors and other receptors, to prevent, inhibit, or ameliorate allograft rejection or arteriosclerosis in organisms that receive an organ transplant.10-30-2008
20100330087METHODS FOR TREATING CANCER USING COMBINATION THERAPY - The invention relates to methods for treating a subject by manipulating HER-2 on a cell as well as related products. The methods include methods of treating cancer using fatty acid oxidation inhibitors and HER-2 binding molecules such as antibodies and fragments thereof.12-30-2010
20100285009HUMANIZED ANTI-EGFL7 ANTIBODIES AND METHODS USING SAME - The present invention concerns antibodies to EGFL7 and the uses of same.11-11-2010
20090324590MYOSTATIN ANTAGONISTS - An isolated recombinant polypeptide having myostatin antagonist activity, comprising a C-terminally truncated mature myostatin peptide, wherein the C-terminal truncation is at a position at or between amino acids 281 and 329, or a fragment, variant or derivative thereof.12-31-2009
20100266582INHIBITION OF IL-17 PRODUCTION - The invention concerns inhibition of the production of proinflammatory cytokine interleukin-17 (IL-17) by T cells, using an antagonist of interleukin-23 (IL-23). The invention further concerns the use of IL-23 antagonists in the treatment of inflammatory diseases characterized by the presence of elevated levels of IL-17. IL-23 antagonists include, without limitation, antibodies specifically binding to a subunit or IL-17 or an IL-17 receptor. The invention additionally concerns induction of IL-7 production by using an IL-23 agonist.10-21-2010
20110110940Methods for Enhancing the Efficacy of Vascular Disrupting Agents - This invention relates to methods for treating, preventing and/or managing cancer in a subject including enhancing the efficacy of a Vascular Disrupting Agent (e.g., a combretastatin or derivative thereof) by administering to the subject an α4β1 integrin antagonist sequentially or simultaneously in combination with said Vascular Disrupting Agent.05-12-2011
20110110937COMPOSITION AND METHOD FOR INTRODUCTION OF RNA INTERFERENCE SEQUENCES INTO TARGETED CELLS AND TISSUES - A composition and method are provided by which double-stranded RNA containing small interfering RNA nucleotide sequences is introduced into specific cells and tissues for the purpose of inhibiting gene expression and protein production in those cells and tissues. Intracellular introduction of the small interfering RNA nucleotide sequences is accomplished by the internalization of a target cell specific ligand bonded to a RNA binding protein to which a double-stranded RNA containing a small interfering RNA nucleotide sequence is adsorbed. The ligand is specific to a unique target cell surface antigen. The ligand is internalized after binding to the cell surface antigen or by the incorporation of a peptide into the structure of the ligand or RNA binding protein or attachment of such a peptide to the ligand or RNA binding protein. The composition and method are practiced in whole living mammals, as well as cells living in tissue culture.05-12-2011
20110110942METHOD OF PROMOTING DENDRITIC SPINE DENSITY - The invention relates to methods of increasing density of dendritic spines as a means to retain or improve cognition and to treat disorders associated with decreased dendritic spine morphology and a psychiatric disorder such as addiction and schizophrenia or a disorder associated with impaired cognition such as autism, Lett Syndrome, Tourette Syndrome, and Fragile-X Syndrome.05-12-2011
20090017024Methods and Compositions for the Treatment of Cancer, Tumors, and Tumor-Related Disorders - Described herein are compositions and methods for using these compositions in the treatment of cancer, tumors, and tumor-related disorders in a subject.01-15-2009
20090104187Novel Rabbit Antibody Humanization Methods and Humanized Rabbit Antibodies - The present invention is directed to novel and improved methods for humanizing rabbit heavy and light variable regions. The resulting humanized rabbit heavy and light chains and antibodies and antibody fragments containing are well suited for use in immunotherapy and immunodiagnosis as they retain the antigen binding affinity of the parent antibody and based on their very high level of sequence identity to human antibody sequences should be essentially non-immunogenic in humans. The invention exemplifies the protocol for the manufacture of therapeutic humanized anti-human TNF-alpha and anti-human IL-6 antibodies.04-23-2009
20110110938Compositions and methods for the treatment of immune related diseases - The present invention relates to compositions containing novel proteins and methods of using those compositions for the diagnosis and treatment of immune related diseases.05-12-2011
20100040614COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR THE TREATMENT OF INFECTIONS AND TUMORS - PD-1 antagonists are disclosed that can be used to reduce the expression or activity of PD-1 in a subject. An immune response specific to an infectious agent or to tumor cells can be enhanced using these PD-1 antagonists in conjunction with an antigen from the infectious agent or tumor. Thus, subjects with infections, such as persistent infections can be treated using PD-1 antagonists. In addition, subjects with tumors can be treated using the PD-1 antagonists. In several examples, subjects can be treated by transplanting a therapeutically effective amount of activated T cells that recognize an antigen of interest and by administering a therapeutically effective amount of a PD-1 antagonist.02-18-2010
20090304691ANTAGONISTS OF BMP9, BMP10, ALK1 AND OTHER ALK1 LIGANDS, AND USES THEREOF - In certain aspects, the present disclosure relates to the insight that a polypeptide comprising a ligand-binding portion of the extracellular domain of activin-like kinase I (ALK1) polypeptide may be used to inhibit angiogenesis in vivo, particularly in mammals suffering angiogenesis-related disorders. In certain aspects, the disclosure demonstrates that antagonists of BMP9 and/or BMP10, ligands for ALK1, may also be used to inhibit angiogenesis in vivo.12-10-2009
20110081338METABOLICALLY INERT ANTIFOLATES FOR TREATING DISORDERS OF ABNORMAL CELLULAR PROLIFERATION AND INFLAMMATION - The present invention provides compositions and methods for the treatment of disorders of abnormal cell proliferation and/or inflammation, such as psoriasis and inflammatory bowel disease, in a human or other host animals.04-07-2011
20100183590LSA-5 liver stage and blood stage antigen of Plasmodium falciparum, immunogenic composition comprising said antigen, and vaccines against malaria - The present invention pertains to the protection against malaria. More particularly, the invention is based on the characterization of a novel liver and sporozoite-stage 07-22-2010
20090098119ANTIDOTES FOR FACTOR XA INHIBITORS AND METHODS OF USING THE SAME - The present invention relates antidotes to anticoagulants targeting factor Xa. The antidotes are factor Xa protein derivatives that bind to the factor Xa inhibitors thereby substantially neutralizing them but do not assemble into the prothrombinase complex. The derivatives describe herein lack or have reduced intrinsic coagulant activity. Disclosed herein are methods of stopping or preventing bleeding in a patient that is currently undergoing anticoagulant therapy with a factor Xa inhibitor.04-16-2009
20090263385Breast carcinoma treatment method - The instant invention is an in-vivo treatment method directed against living epithelial cells in the human breast, and uses a modified ductal lavage technique to infuse a purposely formulated treatment fluid into pre-chosen individual ducts in the human breast for reaction with such epithelial cells as then are present within the ducts. The prepared treatment fluid, at a minimum, comprises: at least one preselected Complement-fixing antibody (or preferably an admixture of different Complement-fixing antibodies) directed at specific antigens, haptens or epitopes which are characteristically present on normal, atypical, or malignant breast epithelial cells in-vivo; the recognized chemical components for activating and fixing Complement in-situ; and a biocompatible fluid carrier. The treatment method can be employed as a therapeutic process in-vivo against a presently existing breast disorder, neoplasm, or carcinoma; but also may be used in-vivo as a preventative procedure performed prophylactically in advance of the patient receiving a clinical diagnosis of breast malignancy (e.g., ductal, medullary, or lobular carcinoma). It can also be used to treat a breast with atypia, premalignancy, carcinoma in-situ, or carcinoma (when not treated with total mastectomy), and can be used as a prophylactic treatment in the contralaterial breast.10-22-2009
20090280116HUMANIZED ANTIBODIES AGAINST TL1A - Disclosed are humanized antibodies that bind specifically to the receptor TNF superfamily member 15 (TNFSF15), also known as TL1A. Methods of making and using the anti-TL1A antibodies are also described. The humanized antibodies may be antagonists and may used to treat or diagnose conditions associated with TL1A function.11-12-2009
20090068182Cytotoxicity mediation of cells evidencing surface expression of CD9 - This invention relates to the staging, diagnosis and treatment of cancerous diseases (both primary tumors and tumor metastases), particularly to the mediation of cytotoxicity of tumor cells; and most particularly to the use of cancerous disease modifying antibodies (CDMAB), optionally in combination with one or more CDMAB/chemotherapeutic agents, as a means for initiating the cytotoxic response. The invention further relates to binding assays, which utilize the CDMAB of the instant invention. The anti-cancer antibodies can be conjugated to toxins, enzymes, radioactive compounds, cytokines, interferons, target or reporter moieties and hematogenous cells.03-12-2009
20080219977Combinations Comprising Gemcitabine and Tyrosine Kinase Inhibitors for the Treatment of Pancreatic Cancer - The invention relates to a method of treating a warm-blooded animal having pancreatic cancer, in particular it relates 09-11-2008
20080219976METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR TREATMENT AND PREVENTION OF STAPHYLOCOCCAL INFECTIONS - The invention features methods and compositions for treatment or prevention of infection by, or disease caused by infection with, 09-11-2008
20080219975VEGFR3 INHIBITORS - The present invention relates to the use of some of the macrocyclic quinazoline derivatives described in PCT publication WO2004/105765 as inhibitors of VEGFR3 mediated biological activities, especially those activities which are mediated by VEGFR3 ligands VEGF-C and/or VEGF-D.09-11-2008
20090142341Mutated pseudomonas exotoxins with reduced antigenicity - The invention provides mutated 06-04-2009
20110064729ADMINISTRATION OF AGENTS FOR THE TREATMENT OF INFLAMMATION - A method of chronically reducing a patient's pathological inflammation via the administration of an agent that specifically binds to an alpha-4 integrin or a dimer comprising an alpha-4 integrin is disclosed. The agent provided must have a binding affinity such that administration is sufficient to suppress pathological inflammation, and the agent is administered chronically to provide long-term suppression of pathological inflammation.03-17-2011
20110064727Immunoglobulin Variants Outside the Fc Region - The present invention relates to antibody variants outside the Fc region that alter binding affinity to one or more effector ligands, methods for their generation, and their therapeutic application.03-17-2011
20110064735METHODS FOR TREATING LYMPHOMAS IN CERTAIN PATIENT POPULATIONS AND SCREENING PATIENTS FOR SAID THERAPY - Methods for predicting a response of a patient having a lymphoma to a therapy regimen of 3-(4-amino-1-oxo-1,3-dihydro-isoindol-2-yl)-piperidine-2,6-dione using prognostic factors of a patient's disease burden, absolute lymphocyte count or time since last rituximab therapy are disclosed. Specific methods of treating a lymphoma encompass the administration of 3-(4-amino-1-oxo-1,3-dihydro-isoindol-2-yl)-piperidine-2,6-dione to a patient who has one or more of the favorable profiles, alone or in combination with immunosuppressive agents such as rituximab.03-17-2011
20110064737ErbB ANTAGONISTS FOR PAIN THERAPY - The present application describes the use of ErbB antagonist, especially ErbB2 antibodies such as rhuMAb 2C4, for treating pain.03-17-2011
20110064736TUMOR THERAPY WITH AN ANTIBODY FOR VASCULAR ENDOTHELIAL GROWTH FACTOR AND AN ANTIBODY FOR HUMAN EPITHELIAL GROWTH FACTOR RECEPTOR TYPE 2 - The present invention provides a method of treating a breast cancer disease in a patient who has failed prior treatment with an anti-VEGF antibody, comprising administering to the patient a therapeutically effective amount of an anti-HER2 antibody while continuing said anti-VEGF antibody therapy. The invention also provides corresponding pharmaceutical kits and pharmaceutical compositions.03-17-2011
20110064732METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR DIAGNOSTIC USE IN CANCER PATIENTS - Disclosed herein are methods and compositions useful for identifying therapies likely to confer optimal clinical benefit for patients with cancer.03-17-2011
20110064733CA6 ANTIGEN-SPECIFIC CYTOTOXIC CONJUGATE AND METHODS OF USING THE SAME - Cytotoxic conjugates comprising a cell binding agent and a cytotoxic agent, therapeutic compositions comprising the conjugate, methods for using the conjugates in the inhibition of cell growth and the treatment of disease, and a kit comprising the cytotoxic conjugate are disclosed are all embodiments of the invention. In particular, the cell binding agent is a monoclonal antibody, and epitope-binding fragments thereof, that recognizes and binds the CA6 glycotope. The present invention is also directed to humanized or resurfaced versions of DS6, an anti-CA6 murine monoclonal antibody, and epitope-binding fragments thereof.03-17-2011
20110064728IL-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.03-17-2011
20110064731Use of IL-20 Antagonists for Treating Rheumatoid Arthritis and Osteoporosis - The invention features methods and compositions for preventing or treating rheumatoid arthritis and osteoporosis by administering an antagonist of IL-20. The IL-20 antagonist may be an anti-IL-20 antibody, such as mAB 7E, that is capable of binding human IL-20 and blocking IL-20 interaction with its receptors.03-17-2011
20110064730METHOD OF MODULATING ANGIOGENESIS - A method for the identification of a nucleic acid molecule differentially expressed in an in vitro model of a biological system, comprising the steps of: (1) harvesting cells from the model system at predetermined time points; (2) obtaining total RNA from the cells harvested at each time point; (3) preparing cDNA from the total RNA from each time point to provide a plurality of pools of cDNA; (4) performing a suppression subtractive hybridization (SSH) on the cDNA pools from each time point sequentially so as to progressively amplify cDNAs derived from nucleic acid molecules differentially expressed from one time period to the next.03-17-2011
20110064734PREVENTION AND TREATMENT OF AMYLOIDOGENIC DISEASE - Disclosed are pharmaceutical compositions and methods for preventing or treating a number of amyloid diseases, including Alzheimer's disease, prion diseases, familial amyloid neuropathies and the like. The pharmaceutical compositions include immunologically reactive amounts of amyloid fibril components, particularly fibril-forming peptides or proteins. Also disclosed are therapeutic compositions and methods which use immune reagents that react with such fibril components.03-17-2011
20110318335METHODS AND PRODUCTS FOR TREATING PROLIFERATIVE DISEASES - Methods and products for treating proliferative diseases, and wounds, using as a pharmacon an autophagy inhibitor, a glycolytic inhibitor, and/or an agent able to alter cellular production of reactive oxygen, or combination thereof, optionally in combination with one or more chemotherapeutic agents. In some embodiments, the invention combines a 4-aminoquinoline, exemplified by chloroquine, with a glycolytic inhibitor, exemplified by 2-deoxy-D-glucose and anti-VEGF antibodies. The systems and methods of the invention may be used to treat drug-resistant or multi-drug resistant cancers.12-29-2011
20110165153ANTI CD37 ANTIBODIES - Chimeric and humanized anti-CD37 antibodies and pharmaceutical compositions containing them are useful for the treatment of B cell malignancies and autoimmune and inflammatory diseases that involve B cells in their pathology.07-07-2011
20110318344Tumor Treatment - The patent discloses the use of Hepatocellular Carcinoma Related Protein 1 (HCRP1) as a marker for the efficiency of an anti-EGFR antibody treatment of a tumour patient. If a tumour biopsy sample of the tumour patient reveals an HCRP1 protein or mRNA amount equal to or above the amount in normal, non-tumour tissue, then the tumour patient is eligible for the treatment with an anti-EGFR antibody.12-29-2011
20110318339ANTI-DLL4 ANTIBODIES AND USES THEREOF - Provided herein are anti-DLL4 antibodies and methods of using anti-DLL4 antibodies as therapeutic agents in diseases or disorders associated with DLL4.12-29-2011
20110318343Stable Liquid Pharmaceutical Formulation Of IgG Antibodies - This invention is directed to a stable liquid pharmaceutical formulation comprising a high concentration, e.g. 50 mg/ml or more, of antibody in about 20-60 mM succinate buffer or 30-70 mM histidine buffer, having pH from about pH 5.5 to about pH 6.5, about 0.01-0.1% polysorbate, and a tonicity modifier that contributes to the isotonicity of the formulation. This liquid formulation is stable at refrigerated temperature (2-8° C.) for at least 1 year, and preferably 2 years. This liquid formulation is suitable for subcutaneous injection. The preferred antibodies include Daclizumab, a humanized anti-IL-2 receptor monoclonal antibody; HAIL-12, a humanized anti-IL-12 monoclonal antibody; HuEP5C7, a humanized anti-L selectin monoclonal antibody; and Flintozumab, a humanized anti-gamma interferon monoclonal antibody.12-29-2011
20110318342METHODS OF USING IL-1 ANTAGONISTS TO TREAT AUTOINFLAMMATORY DISEASE - Methods of treating, inhibiting, or ameliorating an autoinflammatory disorder, disease, or condition in a subject in need thereof, comprising administering to a subject in need a therapeutic amount of an interleukin 1 (IL-1) antagonist, wherein the autoinflammatory disorder, disease, or condition is treated, inhibited, or ameliorated. The IL-1 antagonist is a molecule capable of binding and inhibiting IL-1. The therapeutic methods are useful for treating a human adult or child suffering from Neonatal Onset Multisystem Inflammatory Disorder (NOMID/CINCA), Muckle-Wells Syndrome (MWS), Familial Cold Autoinflammatory Syndrome (FCAS), familial mediterranean fever (FMF), tumor necrosis factor receptor-associated periodic fever syndrome (TRAPS), or systemic onset juvenile idiopathic arthritis (Still's Disease).12-29-2011
20110318341FRIZZLED-BINDING AGENTS AND USES THEREOF - Novel anti-cancer agents, including, but not limited to, antibodies, that bind to human frizzled receptors are provided. Novel epitopes within the human frizzled receptors which are suitable as targets for anti-cancer agents are also identified. Methods of using the agents or antibodies, such as methods of using the agents or antibodies to inhibit Wnt signaling and/or inhibit tumor growth are further provided.12-29-2011
20110318340DEGLYCOSYLATED ANTIBODIES - The present invention provides an antibody, or antibody fragment, with modified glycosylation for use in treating or preventing a disease or condition, where the antibody or fragment: (a) suppresses an inflammatory condition forming part of the disease or condition to be treated or prevented; and/or (b) displays increased efficacy and/or decreased side effects in comparision to treatment or prevention with the corresponding antibody with unmodified glycosylation.12-29-2011
20110318338TARGETING PAX2 FOR THE TREATMENT OF BREAST CANCER - The present application provides methods of prevention and/or treatment of breast cancer in a subject by inhibiting expression of PAX2. In the cancer treatment methods disclosed, the method of inhibiting expression of PAX2 can be by administration of a nucleic acid encoding an siRNA for PAX2. A method of treating cancer in a subject by administering DEFB1 is also provided. Similarly, provided is a method of treating cancer in a subject by increasing expression of DEFB1 in the subject.12-29-2011
20110318337HUMANEERED ANTI-FACTOR B ANTIBODY - This invention relates to humaneered anti-factor B antibodies and antigen-binding fragments thereof with reduced immunogenicity. The humaneered anti-factor B antibodies and antigen-binding fragments thereof are derived from murine monoclonal antibody 1379, which binds factor B in the third short consensus repeat (“SCR”) domain and selectively inhibits activation of the alternative complement pathway by preventing formation of the C3bBb complex. The invention also relates to methods of treating diseases or disorders in which activation of the alternative complement pathway plays a role, and methods of selectively inhibiting activation of the alternative complement pathway in an individual in need thereof.12-29-2011
20110318336Identification and Treatment of Aggressive Lung Cancer Tumors - This invention relates to the identification and treatment of aggressive lung cancer tumors in patients. More particularly, it provides a method of identifying patients with non-small cell lung carcinoma (NSCLC) who have an aggressive node-negative (N0) tumor and a likelihood of a poor overall survival. The method comprises the step of determining if one or more of certain identified proteins are activated in tumor cells obtained from the patient's tumor, wherein the activation of one or more of the proteins indicates that the patient has an aggressive N0 tumor and is likely to have a poor overall-survival. The invention also provides a method for selecting a treatment for an NSCLC patient with an N0 tumor and a method for treating such patients. It further provides a kit for identifying an NSCLC patient with an aggressive N0 tumor and a likelihood of a poor overall survival and a pharmaceutical composition for treating such patients.12-29-2011
20110318334TAXANE ANALOGS FOR THE TREATMENT OF BRAIN CANCER - Provided herein are compounds and methods for the treatment of brain cancer in a mammal, wherein the method comprises the administration to the mammal a compound that stabilizes tubulin dimers or microtubles at G2-M interface during mitosis but is not a substrate for MDR protein. In particular, the present application relates to the use of an orally effective abeo-taxane, alone or in combination with temozolomide or bevacizumab, for the treatment of brain cancer.12-29-2011
20120128667PENTAMIDINE COMBINATIONS FOR TREATING CANCER - The present invention relates to the treatment of cancer, e.g., ovarian cancer, breast cancer, pancreatic cancer or colon cancer, with pentamidine and (a) oxaliplatin, (b) gemcitabine, (c) taxol, (d) 5-fluorouracil or (e) CPT 11.05-24-2012
20120301464JANUS KINASE INHIBITORS FOR TREATMENT OF DRY EYE AND OTHER EYE RELATED DISEASES - Methods, kits, and compositions for treating dry eye disorders and other related eye diseases are provided, wherein the methods, kits, and compositions utilize a JAK inhibitor.11-29-2012
20120301463Methods for Modulation of Autophagy Through the Modulation of Autophagy-Enhancing Gene Products - The present disclosure relates to methods for the modulation of autophagy and the treatment of autophagy-related diseases, including cancer, neurodegenerative diseases and pancreatitis.11-29-2012
20120301462Compounds - Binding members, e.g. human antibody molecules, which bind interleukin-6 (IL-6) and neutralise its biological effects. Use of binding members for IL-6 in medical treatment e.g. for treating inflammatory diseases and tumours associated with IL-6.11-29-2012
20080311119ANTIBODY FORMULATIONS - Formulations of VLA-4 binding antibody are described.12-18-2008
201203014611D05 PCSK9 ANTAGONISTS - Antagonists of human proprotein convertase subtilisin-kexin type 9 (“PCSK9”) are disclosed. The disclosed antagonists are effective in the inhibition of PCSK9 function and, accordingly, present desirable antagonists for use in the treatment of conditions associated with PCSK9 activity. The present invention also discloses nucleic acid encoding said antagonists, vectors, host cells, and compositions comprising the antagonists. Methods of making PCSK9-specific antagonists as well as methods of using the antagonists for inhibiting or antagonizing PCSK9 function are also disclosed and form important additional aspects of the present disclosure.11-29-2012
20120301460SUBCUTANEOUSLY ADMINISTERED ANTI-IL-6 RECEPTOR ANTIBODY - The present application discloses methods for treating an IL-6-mediated disorder such as rheumatoid arthritis (RA), juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA), systemic JIA (sJIA), polyarticular course JIA (pcJIA), systemic sclerosis, or giant cell arteritis (GCA), with subcutaneously administered antibody that binds interleukin-6 receptor (anti-IL-6R antibody). In particular, it relates to identification of a fixed dose of anti-IL-6R antibody, e.g. tocilizumab, which is safe and effective for subcutaneous administration in patients with IL-6-mediated disorders. In addition, formulations and devices useful for subcutaneous administration of an anti-IL-6R antibody are disclosed.11-29-2012
20120301459COMBINATION THERAPY OF A TYPE II ANTI-CD20 ANTIBODY WITH INCREASED ANTIBODY DEPENDENT CELLULAR CYTOTOXICITY (ADCC) - The present invention is directed to a pharmaceutical composition comprising: (A) a type II anti-CD20 antibody with increased antibody dependent cellular cytotoxicity (ADCC); and (B) a chemotherapeutic agent selected from the group consisting of: cyclophosphamide, vincristine and doxorubicine. The present invention is also directed to a method for the treatment of a CD20 expressing cancer, comprising administering to a patient in need of such treatment (i) an effective first amount of a type II anti-CD20 antibody with increased antibody dependent cellular cytotoxicity; and (ii) an effective second amount of one or more chemotherapeutic agents selected from the group consisting of cyclophosphamide, vincristine and doxorubicine.11-29-2012
20120045434COMBINATION THERAPY - The present invention relates to a combination therapy of propane-1-sulfonic acid {3-[5-(4-chloro-phenyl)-1H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-3-carbonyl]-2,4-difluoro-phenyl}-amide, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, and an EGFR inhibitor for treating a patient suffering from a proliferative disorder, in particular a solid tumor, for example, colorectal cancer, melanoma, and thyroid cancer.02-23-2012
20120045432B LYMPHOCYTE STIMULATOR ASSAYS - The present invention relates to nucleic acid molecules encoding Neutrokine-alpha and/or Neutrokine-alphaSV polypeptides, including soluble forms of the extracellular domain. Neutrokine-alpha and/or Neutrokine-alphaSV polypeptides are also provided as are vectors, host cells and recombinant methods for producing the same. The invention further relates to antibodies or portions thereof that specifically bind Neutrokine-alpha and/or Neutrokine-alphaSV and diagnostic and therapeutic methods using these antibodies. Also provided are diagnostic methods for detecting immune system-related disorders and therapeutic methods for treating immune system-related disorders using the compositions of the invention.02-23-2012
20120308558Methods of Using Antibodies That Bind The Glutamate Ligand Binding Region of Notch1 - Isolated antibodies that specifically binds to an extracellular conserved ligand binding region of a human Notch receptor and inhibits growth of a tumor are described. Also described are methods of treating cancer, the method comprising administering an anti-Notch antibody in an amount effective to inhibit tumor growth.12-06-2012
20120301458CYCLOPROPYL MODULATORS OF P2Y12 RECEPTOR - The present invention relates to new cyclopropyl modulators of P2Y12 receptor activity, pharmaceutical compositions thereof, and methods of use thereof11-29-2012
20120045436Humanized Anti-CD70 Binding Agents and Uses Thereof - Disclosed are CD70 binding agents, such as humanized anti-CD70 antibodies and fragments and derivatives, that exert a cytotoxic, cytostatic or immunomodulatory on CD70 expressing cells, as well as pharmaceutical compositions and kits comprising the antibody, fragment or derivative. Also disclosed are methods for the treatment of CD70-expressing cancers and immunological disorders, comprising administering to a subject the CD70 binding agents or pharmaceutical compositions.02-23-2012
20120064074ANTIGEN BINDING DOMAINS - A process for the production of an antigen specific antigen binding domain using a transformed host containing an expressible DNA sequence encoding the antigen specific antigen binding domain, wherein the antigen specific antigen binding domain is derived from a variable region of the immunoglobulin isotype NAR found in fish.03-15-2012
20120064071TREATMENT OF CANCER - Provided are methods relating to compositions that include a CDP-topoisomerase inhibitor, e.g., a CDP-camptothecin or camptothecin derivative conjugate, e.g., CRLX101.03-15-2012
20120064068THERAPEUTIC USE OF ANTI-CS1 ANTIBODIES - The present invention is directed to antagonists of CS1 that bind to and neutralize at least one biological activity of CS1. The invention also includes a pharmaceutical composition comprising such antibodies or antigen-binding fragments thereof. The present invention also provides for a method of preventing or treating disease states, including autoimmune disorders and cancer, in a subject in need thereof, comprising administering into said subject an effective amount of such antagonists.03-15-2012
20120003217HERCEPTIN.RTM. ADUVANT THERAPY - The present application describes adjuvant therapy of nonmetastatic breast cancer using HERCEPTIN®.01-05-2012
20120003218ANTAGONISTS OF ACTRIIB AND USES FOR INCREASING RED BLOOD CELL LEVELS - In certain aspects, the present invention provides compositions and methods for increasing red blood cell and/or hemoglobin levels in vertebrates, including rodents and primates, and particularly in humans.01-05-2012
20120003215PYRAZOLO[1,5-A]PYRIMIDINES FOR ANTIVIRAL TREATMENT - The invention provides compounds of Formula I or Formula II:01-05-2012
20120003211IMMUNOGLOBULINS WITH REDUCED AGGREGATION - The present disclosure relates to immunoglobulins with reduced aggregation and compositions, methods of generating such immunoglobulins with computational tools and methods of using such immunoglobulins particularly in the treatment and prevention of disease.01-05-2012
20120003210NEONATAL Fc RECEPTOR (FcRn)- BINDING POLYPEPTIDE VARIANTS, DIMERIC Fc BINDING PROTEINS AND METHODS RELATED THERETO - The compositions and methods of the present invention are based, in part, on our discovery that an effector function mediated by an Fc-containing polypeptide can be altered by modifying one or more amino acid residues within the polypeptide (by, for example, electrostatic optimization). The polypeptides that can be generated according to the methods of the invention are highly variable, and they can include antibodies and fusion proteins that contain an Fc region or a biologically active portion thereof.01-05-2012
20120003208COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR MODULATING VASCULAR DEVELOPMENT - The present invention provides methods of using EGFL7 antagonist to modulate vascular development. Also provided herein are methods of screening for modulators of EGFL7 activity. Furthermore, methods of treatment using EGFL7 antagonists are provided.01-05-2012
20120045435COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS TO INHIBIT STEM CELL AND PROGENITOR CELL BINDING TO LYMPHOID TISSUE AND FOR REGENERATING GERMINAL CENTERS IN LYMPHATIC TISSUES - The present invention relates to compositions and methods of inhibiting stem cell binding to organs and tissues, including the blocking of stem cell binding to germinal centers present in lymph tissue. Disclosed are compositions and methods for regenerating germinal centers in lymphatic tissue. Included in the compositions are adjuvants, agonists to CD40, CD28 and the IL-21 receptor, and antagonist to CD20.02-23-2012
20120003220B7-DC Variants - Variant costimulatory polypeptides, nucleic acids encoding such polypeptides, and methods for using the polypeptides and nucleic acids to enhance a T cell response are provided herein.01-05-2012
20110086025Combination Therapy of a Type II Anti-CD20 Antibody with an Anti-BCL-2 Active Agent - The present invention is directed to a combination therapy involving a type II anti-CD20 antibody and an anti-Bcl-2 active agent for the treatment of a patient suffering from cancer, particularly a CD20-expressing cancer.04-14-2011
20090258013NOVEL COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR THE TREATMENT OF IMMUNE RELATED DISEASES - The present invention relates to compositions and methods of using those compositions for the diagnosis and treatment of immune related diseases.10-15-2009
20120003212ANTAGONIST ANTIBODIES AGAINST GDF-8 AND USES IN TREATMENT OF ALS AND OTHER GDF-8 ASSOCIATED DISORDERS - The disclosure provides novel molecules related to growth and differentiation factor-8 (GDF-8), in particular mouse and humanized antibodies, and antibody fragments, including those that inhibit GDF-8 activity and signaling in vitro and/or in vivo. The disclosure also provides methods for diagnosing, treating, ameliorating, preventing, prognosing, or monitoring degenerative orders of muscle, bone, and insulin metabolism, etc., in particular amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). In addition, the disclosure provides pharmaceutical compositions for the treatment of such disorders by using the antibodies, polypeptides, polynucleotides, and vectors of the invention.01-05-2012
20110044982MULTIFUNCTIONAL LINKER PROTEIN CONTAINING AN ANTIBODY AGAINST HEMAGGLUTININ, A CONSERVED INFLUENZA ANTIGEN AND AN IMMUNOSTIMULATING CARRIER BINDING DOMAIN - The invention relates to the field of immunology and vaccines. In particular, it relates to proteinaceous substances and the uses thereof in vaccines against infections caused by respiratory pathogens.02-24-2011
20100143346Treatment of Macular Degeneration - An agent having progesterone antagonist properties may be used to treat eye conditions associated with pathological blood vessel formation, for example age-related macular degeneration, choroidal neovascularisation, retinal neovascularisation or corneal neovascularisation. The agent may be mifepristone.06-10-2010
20110033453USE OF PYRIMIDINE DERIVATIVES FOR THE TREATMENT OF EGFR DEPENDENT DISEASES OR DISEASES THAT HAVE ACQUIRED RESISTANCE TO AGENTS THAT TARGET EGFR FAMILY MEMBERS - The present invention relates to the use of compounds of formula (I)02-10-2011
20110076266SYNERGISTIC PHARMACEUTICAL COMPOSITION USEFUL FOR INHIBITING CORNEAL AND RETINAL NEOVASCULARIZATION (ANGIOGENESIS), AND IN OTHER ORGANS, IN A HUMAN BEING OR ANIMALS - A synergistic pharmaceutical composition useful for inhibiting corneal and retinal neovasculization (angiogenesis) and in other organs, in a human being or animal, characterized in comprising, in a pharmaceutically acceptable vehicle or carrier: 60 to 90 weight % Suramine, or the equivalent of one of the pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof; and 40 to 10 weight % Bevacizumab; wherein said percentages are relative to the addition of weight of both active principals. Said synergistic pharmaceutical composition is under the form of an injectable composition by intravenous, intravitrea or subconjuntival means or under the form for topical administration.03-31-2011
20090317387TREATMENT OF METASTATIC BREAST CANCER - The present invention concerns treatment of previously untreated HER2-positive metastatic breast cancer with a combination of a growth inhibitory HER2 antibody, a HER2 dimerization inhibitor antibody and a taxane. In particular, the invention concerns the treatment of HER2-positive metastatic breast cancer in patients who did not receive prior chemotherapy or biologic therapy with a HER2 antibody binding essentially to epitope 2C4, a HER2 antibody binding essentially to epitope 4D5, and a taxane. The invention further comprises extending survival of such patients by the combination therapy of the present invention. In a preferred embodiment, the treatment involves administration of trastuzumab, pertuzumab and docetaxel.12-24-2009
20120207749DOSING REGIMEN - The present invention relates to a dosing regimen for use in the treatment of stroke. More particularly, the invention relates to the administration of two doses of anti-MAG antibodies for the treatment of ischemic and/or haemorrhagic stroke.08-16-2012
20120207750ANTIBODIES AGAINST HUMAN TWEAK AND USES THEREOF - An antibody binding to TWEAK comprising as heavy chain variable domain a CDR3H selected from the group consisting of SEQ ID NO: 8, 16 or 24.08-16-2012
20120207748T-140 PEPTIDE ANALOGS HAVING CXCR4 SUPER-AGONIST ACTIVITY FOR CANCER THERAPY - The present invention is directed to novel therapeutic uses of T-140 analog peptides and compositions comprising same. Specifically, the invention provides compositions and methods useful in cancer therapy.08-16-2012
20120207747ANTI-EPHB4 ANTIBODIES AND METHODS USING SAME - The invention provides anti-EphB4 antibodies, and compositions comprising and methods of using these antibodies.08-16-2012
20080279847Humanized Anti-Tag-72 Monoclonal Antibodies - The present invention relates to humanized antibodies specific to a tumor associated glycoprotein, TAG-72, and anticancer compositions comprising the humanized antibodies. In detail, the present invention relates to a humanized antibody which has enhanced antigen binding affinity by mutating a heavy chain of a humanized antibody PXA/HzK specific for TAG-72, an antibody which is prepared by replacing a light chain of the humanized antibody with a human light chain, and anticancer compositions including the antibodies.11-13-2008
20120009180ANTI-ABETA OLIGOMER HUMANIZED ANTIBODY - An anti-cognitive dysfunction agent comprising a humanized antibody which does not bind to Aβ monomers and specifically binds only to Aβ oligomers and a fragment thereof as an active ingredient, and an therapeutic antibody which can be treat Alzheimer's disease by specifically binding amyloid β protein oligomer (Aβ oligomer) which is considered to be a cause of Alzheimer's disease are required. The present invention can provide an anti-Aβ oligomer humanized antibody and a method for treating Alzheimer's disease using the humanized antibody. An agent for treating Alzheimer's disease; an agent for suppressing formation of neuritic plaque; an inhibitor of formation of Aβ amyloid fiber; a method for at least one of preventing and treating cognitive dysfunction or Alzheimer's disease, comprising the step of administering the humanized antibody; and a method for suppressing progression of Alzheimer's disease, comprising the step of administering the humanized antibody.01-12-2012
20120009179ANTI-A OLIGOMER HUMANIZED ANTIBODY - An anti-Aβ oligomer humanized antibody which does not bind to Aβ monomers and specifically binds only to Aβ oligomers; an anti-cognitive dysfunction agent, an agent for treating Alzheimer's disease, an agent for suppressing formation of neuritic plaque and an inhibitor of formation of Aβ amyloid fiber comprising the antibody as an active ingredient; a method for at least one of preventing and treating cognitive dysfunction or Alzheimer's disease, comprising the step of administering the antibody; and a method for suppressing progression of Alzheimer's disease, comprising the step of administering the antibody.01-12-2012
20120009188OPTIMIZED FC VARIANTS - A variant of a parent polypeptide including an Fc region, which variant exhibits increased binding to FcRn as compared to the parent polypeptide and includes at least one amino acid modification in the Fc region.01-12-2012
20120009185METHOD FOR TREATING AGE-RELATED MACULAR DEGENERATION - A method is provided for administering to a mammal suffering from, or at risk for, age-related macular degeneration.01-12-2012
20120009189ANTIBODY COMPOSITION WITH ALTERED FAB SIALYLATION - The present invention relates to a population of antibodies enriched from an antibody preparation, wherein the enriched population of antibodies has an altered amount of sialylation in the Fab region of the antibodies as compared to the antibody preparation prior to enrichment. Furthermore, the present invention relates to a method of enriching a population of antibodies from an antibody preparation, wherein the enriched population of antibodies has an altered amount of sialylation in the Fab region of the antibodies as compared to the antibody preparation prior to enrichment. The present invention also relates to the population of antibodies of the invention for use in medicine, a pharmaceutical composition comprising the populations of antibodies of the invention and the use of the population of antibodies of the invention in the prevention and/or treatment of atherosclerosis, cancer and infections such as bacterial, viral or fungal infections.01-12-2012
20120009186FcGammaRIIB Specific Antibodies and Methods of Use Thereof - The present invention relates to antibodies or fragments thereof that specifically bind FcγRIIB, particularly human FcγRIIB, with greater affinity than said antibodies or fragments thereof bind FcγRIIA, particularly human FcγRIIA. The invention provides methods of enhancing the therapeutic effect of therapeutic antibodies by administering the antibodies of the invention to enhance the effector function of the therapeutic antibodies. The invention also provides methods of enhancing efficacy of a vaccine composition by administering the antibodies of the invention.01-12-2012
20120009183METHOD FOR TREATMENT OF PANCREATITIS - A method for treating acute or chronic pancreatitis in a subject comprises administering to the subject a therapeutically effective amount of an ACE2 inhibitor.01-12-2012
20120009181Folate Receptor 1 Antibodies and Immunoconjugates and Uses Thereof - Novel anti-cancer agents, including, but not limited to, antibodies and immunoconjugates, that bind to human folate receptor 1 are provided. Methods of using the agents, antibodies, or immunoconjugates, such as methods of inhibiting tumor growth are further provided.01-12-2012
20120009182IMMUNOGLOBULIN VARIANTS WITH ALTERED BINDING TO PROTEIN A - Variant immunoglobulins with one or more amino acid modifications in the VH region that have altered binding to 01-12-2012
20090130099HUMANIZED ANTIBODIES AND COMPOSITIONS FOR BINDING SPHINGOSINE-1-PHOSPHATE - The present invention relates to anti-S1P agents, particularly humanized monoclonal antibodies (and antigen binding fragments thereof) specifically reactive with S1P, compositions containing such antibodies (or fragments), and the use of such antibodies (or fragments), for example, to treat diseases and conditions associated with aberrant levels of S1P.05-21-2009
20100239571CD30 Binding Agents and Uses Thereof - This invention relates to CD30 binding agents and methods of using such binding agents for treating disease characterized by expression of CD30 antigen.09-23-2010
20120009187CLONING AND RECOMBINANT PRODUCTIONS OF VESPULA VENOM PROTEASE AND METHODS OF USE THEREOF - The invention relates to nucleic acids encoding a novel 01-12-2012
20120058111Sialylated antigen-specific antibodies for treatment or prophylaxis of unwanted inflammatory immune reactions and methods of producing them - The present invention is directed to a sialylated isolated antibody specific for an antigen selected from autoimmune antigens, allergens, MHC molecules or Rhesus factor D antigen, comprising an Fc-portion of IgG type, and exhibiting a sialic acid residue at the Fc-portion for use in treatment and/or prophylaxis of autoimmune disease, allergy, transplant rejection or Rhesus factor D reactivity and to methods of producing such an antibody.03-08-2012
201100914524,5-Dihydromacbecin Derivatives and Their Use in the Treatment of Cancer or B-Cell Malignancies - The present invention relates to 4,5-dihydromacbecin analogues to the formula (IA) or (IB), or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt there of: wherein: R04-21-2011
20110091451Methods for preventing and treating cancer metastasis and bone loss associated with cancer metastasis - M-CSF antagonists are used to prepare compositions, including pharmaceutical compositions, for preventing or treating cancer metastasis and/or bone loss associated with cancer metastasis in a mammal.04-21-2011
20100015142METHODS FOR THE TREATMENT OF LADA AND OTHER ADULT- ONSET AUTOIMMUNE USING IMMUNOSUPPRESSIVE MONOCLONAL ANTIBODIES WITH REDUCED TOXICITY - The present invention provides methods of treating, preventing or ameliorating the symptoms of Latent Autoimmune Diabetes in Adults (LADA) and adult-onset type 1 diabetes through the use of anti-human CD3 antibodies. In particular, in invention provides methods of preventing or delaying insulin requirement in patients diagnosed with LADA. The methods of the invention provide for administration of antibodies that specifically bind the epsilon subunit within the human CD3 complex. Such antibodies modulate the T cell receptor/alloantigen interaction and, thus, regulate the T cell mediated cytotoxicity associated with autoimmune disorders. Additionally, the invention provides for modification of the anti-human CD3 antibodies such that they exhibit reduced or eliminated effector function and T cell activation as compared to non-modified anti-human CD3 antibodies.01-21-2010
20090081211C3b antibodies and methods for the prevention and treatment of complement-associated disorders - The present invention concerns antibodies to C3b and the prevention and treatment of complement-associated disorder using such antibodies.03-26-2009
20080299118FXR Agonists for the Treatment of Malignancies - Provided are certain methods of treating maligancies with farnesoid X receptor agonists. Also provided are certain methods of inducing RECK gene expression with farnesoid X receptor agonists and methods of reducing at least one feature of a cell with farnesoid X receptor agonists12-04-2008
20080299117Treatment Method - The invention provides methods of treating autoimmune diseases using lower doses of anti-CD20 antibodies of 100 mg to 200 mg effective to deplete B cells in the patient.12-04-2008
20090202540SUBSTITUTED OXAZAPHOSPHORINES - The present invention relates to new oxazaphosphorine alkylating agents and/or immuno-suppressive agents, pharmaceutical compositions thereof, and methods of use thereof.08-13-2009
20120058113CANCER TREATMENT METHOD - A method of treating cancer is described including administration of a 4-quinazolineamine and at least one other anti-neoplastic agent as well as a pharmaceutical combination including the 4-quinazolineamines.03-08-2012
20120014951PCSK9 ANTAGONISTS - The present invention provides antagonizing antibodies, antigen-binding portions thereof, and aptamers that bind to proprotein convertase subtilisin kexin type 9 (PCSK9). Also provided are antibodies directed to peptides, in which the antibodies bind to PCSK9. The invention further provides a method of obtaining such antibodies and antibody-encoding nucleic acid. The invention further relates to therapeutic methods for use of these antibodies and antigen-binding portions thereof to reduce LDL-cholesterol levels and/or for the treatment and/or prevention of cardiovascular disease, including treatment of hypercholesterolemia.01-19-2012
20120014943Optimized Anti-CD30 Antibodies - An antibody that targets CD30, wherein the antibody comprises at least one modification relative to a parent antibody and the antibody binds with altered affinity to an FcγR or alters effector function as compared to the parent antibody. Also disclosed are methods of using the anti-CD30 antibody.01-19-2012
20120014941ANTI-BV8 ANTIBODIES AND USES THEREOF - The present invention concerns antibodies to Bv8 and the uses of same.01-19-2012
20120014948GENETIC PRODUCTS DIFFERENTIALLY EXPRESSED IN TUMORS AND USE THEREOF - The invention relates to the identification of genetic products that are expressed in association with a tumor and the nucleic acid coding therefor. The invention relates to the therapy and diagnosis of diseases in which the genetic products that are expressed in association with a tumor are expressed in an aberrant manner. The invention also relates to proteins, polypeptides, and peptides which are expressed in association with a tumor and the nucleic acids coding therefor.01-19-2012
20120014950Antibodies That Specifically Bind to DR3 - The present invention relates to antibodies, antibody fragments, and related molecules that specifically bind to DR3 receptors. Such antibodies have uses, for example, in the prevention, detection, diagnosis, treatment or amelioration of a disease or disorder, especially inflammatory and autoimmune diseases and other immune system disorders, such as Crohn's disease, colitis, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, arthritis, asthma, Multiple Sclerosis, atherosclerosis, and allergic disorders. The invention also relates to nucleic acid molecules encoding anti-DR3 receptor antibodies, vectors and host cells containing these nucleic acids, and methods for producing the same. The present invention relates to methods and compositions for preventing, detecting, diagnosing, treating or ameliorating a disease or disorder, especially inflammatory or autoimmune disorders, comprising administering to an animal, preferably a human, an effective amount of one or more antibodies or fragments or variants thereof, or related molecules, that specifically bind to DR3 receptor.01-19-2012
20120014949Serum Biomarkers For Early Detection Of Acute Cellular Rejection - The present invention provides an improved method of diagnosing a subject having received an organ transplant with Acute Cellular Rejection (ACR). The method comprises obtaining a biological sample from the subject, detecting an amount of at least one protein indicative of ACR in the sample, and comparing the amount of the protein in the sample to a control, wherein a difference between the amount of the protein in the sample relative to the control indicates the subject has or is developing ACR. The difference can be an increase or a decrease. In one version the biological sample comprises a serum sample, and the transplanted organ is selected from a heart, kidney, liver, bone marrow, pancreas, eye, lung or skin. Methods of treating a subject having an organ transplant for ACR are also provided.01-19-2012
20120014944PREVENTION AND TREATMENT OF PAIN USING ANTIBODIES TO LYSOPHOSPHATIDIC ACID - Methods for preventing or treating pain are provided. Such methods comprise administering to a subject (e.g., a human subject) an antibody or antibody fragment that binds LPA. The antibody may be a humanized monoclonal antibody.01-19-2012
20120014946PREVENTION AND TREATMENT OF PAIN USING MONOCLONAL ANTIBODIES AND ANTIBODY FRAGMENTS TO LYSOPHOSPHATIDIC ACID - Methods for preventing and treating pain are provided. These methods involve administering to a subject, including a human subject, an antibody or antibody fragment that binds LPA. Preferably, antibody is a humanized anti-LPA monoclonal antibody, or an antigen-binding fragment derived from such an antibody.01-19-2012
20120014945Anti-Dengue Virus Antibodies - Provided herein are monoclonal antibodies specific to dengue virus as well as their antigen-binding fragments, and functional variants. Also disclosed are uses thereof for treating or diagnosing dengue virus infection.01-19-2012
20120014942METHOD FOR THE DIAGNOSIS AND PROGNOSIS OF MALIGNANT DISEASES - Methods for the treatment of tumors and cancer by exploiting the surface expression of the usually nuclear-localized protein, nucleolin.01-19-2012
20090068178Compositions and Methods for the Treatment of Tumor of Hematopoietic Origin - The present invention is directed to compositions of matter useful for the treatment of hematopoietic tumor in mammals and to methods of using those compositions of matter for the same.03-12-2009
20120014947METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS TO REDUCE LIVER DAMAGE ASSOCIATED WITH CONDITIONS OR THERAPIES THAT AFFECT THE IMMUNE SYSTEM - One side-effect arising from the use of antibodies against TNF receptor family members as therapeutics can be liver damage which precludes the completion of clinical trial. A novel LT-dependent pathway is described that mediates liver cell injury in several disease models.01-19-2012
201000151414-PHENOXY-6-ARYL-1H-PYRAZOLO[3,4-D]PYRIMIDINE AND N-ARYL-6-ARYL-1H-PYRAZOLO[3,4-D]PYRIMIDIN-4-AMINE COMPOUNDS, THEIR USE AS MTOR KINASE AND PI3 KINASE INHIBITORS, AND THEIR SYNTHESES - The invention relates to 4,6-disubstituted-1H-pyrazolo[3,4-d]pyrimidin-4-amine compounds, including 4-phenoxy-6-aryl-1H-pyrazolo[3,4-d]pyrimidine and N-aryl-6-aryl-1H-pyrazolo[3,4-d]pyrimidin-4-amine compounds of the Formula I:01-21-2010
20100178291Pyrrolidinone, Pyrrolidine-2, 5-Dione, Pyrrolidine and Thiosuccinimide Derivatives, Compositions and Methods for Treatment of Cancer - The present invention relates to pyrrolidin-2-one, pyrrolidin-2,5-dione, pyrrolidine and thiosucciniroide compounds of formulae (I)-(IV), and methods of preparation of these compounds. The present invention also relates to pharmaceutical compositions comprising pyrrolidin-2-one, pyrrolidin-2,5-dione, pyrrolidine and thiosuccinimide compounds. The present invention provides methods of treating a cell proliferative disorder, such as a cancer, by administering to a subject in need thereof a therapeutically effective amount of a compound of pyrrolidin-2-one, pyrrolidin-2,5-dione, pyrrolidine and thiosuccinimide compound of the present invention.07-15-2010
20120058112ANTIBODIES - The combination of an IGF-1R antagonist such as a humanized antibody and an anti-proliferative drug is described. In a preferred embodiment, the present invention describes the combination of an IGF-1R antibody and an anti-proliferative drug belonging to the EGFR-inhibitor class, which is preferably erlotinib. The combination according to the present invention is useful for the treatment of tumours, including IGF-1R and/or EGFR mediated or dependent tumours.03-08-2012
20120058110 Method for Predicting the Responsiveness to an Anti-TNF Alpha Antibody Treatment - The present invention relates to a method for predicting the responsiveness of a patient to an anti-TNFα antibody treatment.03-08-2012
20120058109REELIN RESCUES COGNITIVE FUNCTION - Disclosed are methods of influencing, and enhancing, cognitive function by increasing, and/or preventing interference with, Reelin levels as well as Reelin signaling. Cognitive function is improved, in a subject in need thereof, by administering a therapeutically effective amount of Reelin, a Reelin-specific modulator or an agonist of a lipoprotein receptor to the subject. The lipoprotein receptor can be selected from candidates such as ApoER2 and VLDLR. As disclosed herein, agonists of the lipoprotein receptor for use with the inventive method include APC, Sep and Fc-RAP. In addition to administering exogenous Reelin, a Reelin-specific modulator, such as a recombinant Reelin fragment, can be used to increase Reelin levels and/or signaling.03-08-2012
20090028854sc(Fv)2 SITE-DIRECTED MUTANT - To solve the above-mentioned problems, the present inventors introduced site-specific mutations into sc(Fv)2 and examined the stabilizing effects on sc(Fv)2. As a result, they succeeded for the first time in significantly increasing the Tm value of sc(Fv)2 by amino acid substitutions. Furthermore, they discovered that sc(Fv)2 is stabilized by introducing site-specific mutations into sc(Fv)2.01-29-2009
20110038858METHODS OF TREATING HEMATOLOGIC CANCERS USING PNP INHIBITORS SUCH AS FORODESINE IN COMBINATION WITH ALKYLATING AGENTS OR ANTI-CD20 AGENTS - The present application relates to treatment of hematologic cancers, which treatments can include, e.g., administration of a purine nucleoside phosphorylase (PNP) inhibitor, an alkylating agent and/or an anti-CD20 agent, and related compositions and kits.02-17-2011
20100150916huTNFR1 Selective Antagonists - The present invention relates to a ligand which specifically binds to the human tumor necrosis factor type 1 receptor (huTNFR1), the ligand comprising one or more amino acid sequences of human origin capable of reducing the immunogenic response of the ligand in human beings and one or more amino acid sequences capable of selectively binding to huTNFR1. The present invention further relates to a nucleic acid encoding said ligand and to a pharmaceutical composition for the treatment of disorders connected to huTNFR1.06-17-2010
20120114639COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR INHIBITING VIRAL AND/OR BACTERIAL INFECTIONS - We describe herein compositions and methods related to inferring with microbial infection. Generally, the compositions include an infection antagonist that inhibits formation of a heparin sulfonated proteoglycan (HSPG)-containing infection complex. Generally, the methods include administering to a subject an amount of a composition as described herein effective to inhibit infection by a microorganism that that infects a host through interactions that involve HSPG.05-10-2012
20120114637MTOR PATHWAY INHIBITORS FOR TREATING OCULAR DISORDERS - Diseases and conditions associated with tissues of the body, including but not limited to tissues in the eye, can be effectively treated, prevented, inhibited, onset delayed, or regression caused by administering therapeutic agents to those tissues. Described herein are ophthalmic formulations that deliver a variety of therapeutic agents, including but not limited to rapamycin (sirolimus), analogs thereof (rapalogs) or other mTOR inhibitors, to a subject for an extended period of time. The ophthalmic formulations may be placed in an aqueous medium of a subject, including but not limited to intraocular or periocular administration, or placement proximate to a site of a disease or condition to be treated in a subject. A method may be used to administer a therapeutic agent to treat or prevent age-related macular degeneration, macular edema, diabetic retinopathy, uveitis, dry eye, or a hyperpermeability disease in a subject.05-10-2012
20100203041ANTIBODIES TO EGFL7 AND METHODS FOR THEIR USE - The invention provides anti-EGFL7 antibodies, and compositions comprising and methods of using these antibodies.08-12-2010
20090202532High Functional Bispecific Antibody - [Problem]The purpose of the present invention is to provide a bispecific antibody that is structurally stable, and can show alone a sufficient effect without the co-administration of activated lymphocyte (T-LAK). 08-13-2009
20090148446Method and Composition for Treatment of Renal Failure with Antibodies and Their Equivalents as Partial or Complete Replacement for Dialysis - A method for treating renal failure associated with advanced stage renal disease includes administering a soluble cytokine receptor to one or more of tumor necrosis factor alpha, interferon gamma or interleukin 6; or antibodies to one or more of interleukin 6 or interleuking 1 beta. The method can be used as a supplement to or as partial or complete replacement for dialysis. A pharmaceutical composition includes antibody or functional equivalent thereof to urea, creatinine, or both; antibody, functional equivalent or soluble cytokine receptor to tumor necrosis factor alpha, interferon gamma, interleukin 6, interleukin 1 beta or any combination thereof. The composition can be included in a kit.06-11-2009
20090136492THERAPY OF OCULAR DISORDERS - The present application describes therapy of ocular disorders using antagonists, such as antibodies, that bind to CD20.05-28-2009
20120070430IDENTIFICATION OF TUMOR-ASSOCIATED MARKERS FOR DIAGNOSIS AND THERAPY - The invention relates to genetic products the expression of which is associated with cancer diseases. The invention also relates to the therapy and diagnosis of diseases in which the genetic products are expressed or aberrantly expressed, in particular cancer diseases.03-22-2012
20120156195Human-Murine Chimeric Antibodies Against Respiratory Syncytial Virus - This invention relates to a human antibody which contains the one CDR from each variable heavy and variable light chain of at least one murine monoclonal antibody, against respiratory syncytial virus which is MAb1129 and the use thereof for the prevention and/or treatment of RSV infection.06-21-2012
20120156196ANTI-ANTHRAX ANTIBODY, FORMULATIONS THEREOF, AND METHODS OF USE - The present invention provides an antibody which binds to 06-21-2012
20120156198Antibodies against IL-18R1 and uses thereof - The invention provides anti-IL-18R1 antibodies and methods of using the same.06-21-2012
20110038862METHOD AND KIT FOR THE DETECTION OF GENES ASSOCIATED WITH PIK3CA MUTATION AND INVOLVED IN PI3K/AKT PATHWAY ACTIVATION IN THE ER-POSTITIVE AND HER2-POSITIVE SUBTYPES WITH CLINICAL IMPLICATIONS - A method to determine the clinical outcome of breast tumour affecting a patient if treated with an antitumoural agent against breast tumour. The method includes the step of assaying a sample of a breast tumour from the patient for an expression level of selected genes, by contacting mRNA sequences from the cells of this breast tumour with a set of more than 3 nucleotide sequences related to human mutated PIK3CA.02-17-2011
20100166745TRANSFERRIN RECEPTOR ANTIBODIES - The invention provides further characterization of the disease and cancer-associated antigen, transferrin receptor. The invention also provides a novel family of antibodies that bind to the transferrin receptor, methods of diagnosing and treating various human cancers and diseases that express transferrin receptor.07-01-2010
20120064067THERAPEUTIC USE OF ANTI-CS1 ANTIBODIES - The present invention is directed to antagonists of CS1 that bind to and neutralize at least one biological activity of CS1. The invention also includes a pharmaceutical composition comprising such antibodies or antigen-binding fragments thereof. The present invention also provides for a method of preventing or treating disease states, including autoimmune disorders and cancer, in a subject in need thereof, comprising administering into said subject an effective amount of such antagonists.03-15-2012
20120064066Monoclonal Antibodies to Hepatocyte Growth Factor - The present invention is directed toward a neutralizing monoclonal antibody to hepatocyte growth factor, a pharmaceutical composition comprising same, and methods of treatment comprising administering such a pharmaceutical composition to a patient.03-15-2012
20120177643HUMAN CDR-GRAFTED ANTIBODY AND ANTIBODY FRAGMENT THEREOF - A human CDR-grafted antibody or the antibody fragment thereof which specifically reacts with the extracellular region of human CC chemokine receptor 4 (CCR4) but does not react with a human blood platelet; a human CDR-grafted antibody or the antibody fragment thereof which specifically reacts with the extracellular region of CCR4 and has a cytotoxic activity against a CCR4-expressing cell; and a medicament, a therapeutic agent or a diagnostic agent comprising at least one of the antibodies and the antibody fragments thereof as an active ingredient.07-12-2012
20120177642METHODS OF TREATING INFLAMMATORY AND AUTOIMMUNE DISEASES WITH NATALIZUMAB - Natalizumab is a safe and efficacious treatment for inflammatory and autoimmune diseases, such as multiple sclerosis, Crohn's Disease, and rheumatoid arthritis. Chain swapping between natalizumab and IgG4 molecules acts to reduce the level of bivalent natalizumab present following administration of natalizumab, and thus to lower the activity of natalizumab in the patient. Differences in IgG4 levels across patients or within a single patient across time may change the pharmacokinetic profile of natalizumab. Patients with lower levels of IgG4 may experience higher nadir levels of natalizumab during a dosing period. Monitoring IgG4 and/or bivalent natalizumab levels, and determining a dose or dosage period based on the monitoring may improve the safety and/or efficacy of natalizumab therapy.07-12-2012
20120177641Gefitnib Sensitivity-Related Gene Expression and Products and Methods Related Thereto - Disclosed is the identification, provision and use of a panel of biomarkers that predict sensitivity or resistance to EGFR inhibitors, and products and processes related thereto. In one embodiment, a method is described for selecting a cancer patient who is predicted to benefit from therapeutic administration of an EGFR inhibitor, an agonist thereof, or a drug having substantially similar biological activity as EGFR inhibitor. Also described is a method to identify molecules that interact with the EGFR pathway to allow or enhance responsiveness to EGFR inhibitors, as well as a plurality of polynucleotides or antibodies for detection of the expression of genes that are indicative of sensitivity or resistance to EGFR inhibitors, an agonist thereof, or a drug having substantially similar biological activity as EGFR inhibitors. A method to identify a compound with the potential to enhance the efficacy of EGFR inhibitors is also described.07-12-2012
20120177639HUMANIZED ANTIBODIES SPECIFIC TO THE PROTOFIBRILLAR FORM OF THE BETA-AMYLOID PEPTIDE - The present application relates to humanized antibodies specific to the protofibrillar form of the beta-amyloid peptide, and to the use of said antibodies in the field of Alzheimer's disease.07-12-2012
20120177638ANTIBODIES TO VLA-1 - Antibodies that specifically bind to VLA-1 integrin and methods of using these antibodies to treat immunological disorders in a subject. Also included are crystal structures of complexes formed by VLA-1 antibodies and their ligands, and VLA-1 antagonists and agonists identified by using the structure coordinates of these structures.07-12-2012
20120177637Method for selecting a single cell expressing a heterogeneous combination of antibodies - The present invention provides combinations of specific binding proteins, such as immunoglobulins, that are designed to be true combinations, essentially all components of the combination being functional and compatible with each other. The invention further provides a method for producing a composition comprising at least two different proteinaceous molecules comprising paired variable regions, the at least two proteinaceous molecules having different binding specificities, comprising paired variable regions, at least two proteinaceous molecules having different binding specificities, comprising contacting at least three different variable regions under conditions allowing for pairing of variable regions and harvesting essentially all proteinaceous molecules having binding specificities resulting from the pairing.07-12-2012
20120156200METHOD OF TREATING CANCER - Methods are provided of treating a human for cancer comprising administering at least one dose of lapatinib, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt or composition thereof, to a patient, wherein said patient does not have one or more allelic polymorphisms selected from the group of: HLA-DQA1*0201, HLA-DQB1*0202, and HLA-DRB1*0701. Patients may also be free of genotypes in TNXB; rs12153855 and/or rs17207923.06-21-2012
20120207752METHODS FOR MODULATING IL-33 ACTIVITY - Provided herein are methods of modulating IL-33 activity, e.g., for the purpose of treating immune diseases and conditions, as well as methods of screening for compounds capable antagonizing IL-33 signaling.08-16-2012
20100203040Genetic Products Which are Differentially Expressed in Tumors and Use Thereof - The invention relates to the identification of genetic products expressed in association with tumours and to coding nucleic acids for said products. The invention also relates to the therapy and diagnosis of diseases in which the genetic products are aberrantly expressed in association with tumours, proteins, polypeptides and peptides which are expressed in association with tumours and to the coding nucleic acids for said proteins, polypeptides and peptides.08-12-2010
20090053220METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR THE INHIBITION OF HIV INFECTION OF T CELLS - The present invention is based upon the surprising discovery that exposure of a non-resistant HIV to a first entry inhibitor, such as an anti-CD4 antibody or a co-receptor inhibitor, which like all current HIV drugs selects for mutations that result in a resistant HIV, surprisingly results in HIV viruses much more susceptible to neutralization by a second entry inhibitor, such as soluble CD4 (sCD4) or an HIV gp41 inhibitor. Therefore, the present invention provides methods and compositions for inhibiting HIV-1 infection in a subject that overcomes the problem of drug resistance.02-26-2009
20120156199USE OF PICOPLATIN TO TREAT COLORECTAL CANCER - The invention provides a method of treatment of colorectal cancer by administration of the anti-cancer platinum drug picoplatin in conjunction with 5-FU and leucovorin in a variety of treatment regimens.06-21-2012
20100135996MONOCLONAL ANTIBODIES AND FRAGMENT THEREOF DIRECTED AGAINST THE HUMAN ANTI-MULLERIAN HORMONE TYPE II RECEPTOR (AMHR-II) - The present invention relates to monoclonal antibodies and fragment thereof directed against the human Anti-Müllerian Hormone type II receptor (AMHR-II) and their use for treating and diagnosing cancer diseases, such as ovarian cancers.06-03-2010
20110081339METHODS OF USING IL-17 RECEPTOR A ANTIBODIES - The present invention relates to IL-17 Receptor A antigen binding proteins, such as antibodies, and methods for diagnosing and treating diseases mediated by IL-17 Receptor A activation.04-07-2011
20090214533METHODS FOR CONVERTING OR INDUCING PROTECTIVE IMMUNITY - The invention is based in part on the finding that suppressing regulatory T cell function is needed in order to convert passive immunity into active antigen-specific immunity. Generally, the methods of the invention comprise at least the combination of: (1) increasing the amount of immune complexes in the subject, wherein the immune complex comprises a target antigen and a immunoglobulin molecule comprising (i) a variable region specific to the target antigen and (ii) a Fc receptor binding region; and (2) inhibiting regulatory T cell function or decreasing/depleting the regulatory T cell population in the subject.08-27-2009
20120156201HUMANIZED ANTIBODIES SPECIFIC FOR HSP65-DERIVED PEPTIDE-6 METHODS AND USES THEREOF - The present invention relates to humanized antibodies that specifically bind a polypeptide comprising peptide-6 as denoted by SEQ ID NO. 15, that is an HSP65 derived peptide. More specifically, the invention relates to humanized anti-peptide-6 antibodies, compositions, methods and uses thereof for the treatment of immune-related disorders, specifically, inflammatory disorders such as arthritis, IBD, psoriasis, diabetes and MS. The invention further provides combined compositions and kit combining the humanized antibodies of the invention and at least one anti-inflammatory agent, as well as uses of the humanized antibodies in diagnostic kits and methods.06-21-2012
20110091456TREATMENT OF NEUROLOGICAL CONDITIONS - The present invention is directed to a method for treating an inflammatory neurodegenerative condition of the CNS in a subject comprising administering to said subject a G-CSF or G-CSFR inhibiting agent selected from the group consisting of an antibody specific for G-CSF or G-CSFR, a soluble G-CSFR or a G-CSF-binding portion thereof and a 20 to 30 nucleotide sense or antisense molecule targeted to a nucleic acid molecule encoding G-CSF.04-21-2011
20110091455ANTIBODIES TO MYOSTATIN - The present invention relates to antibodies including human antibodies and antigen-binding portions thereof that bind to myostatin, and that function to inhibit myostatin. The invention also relates to human anti-myostatin antibodies and antigen-binding portions thereof. The invention also relates to antibodies that are chimeric, bispecific, derivatized, single chain antibodies or portions of fusion proteins. The invention also relates to isolated heavy and light chain immunoglobulins derived from human anti-myostatin antibodies and nucleic acid molecules encoding such immunoglobulins. The present invention also relates to methods of making human anti-myostatin antibodies, compositions comprising these antibodies and methods of using the antibodies and compositions for diagnosis and treatment. The invention also provides gene therapy methods using nucleic acid molecules encoding the heavy and/or light immunoglobulin molecules that comprise the human anti-myostatin antibodies. The invention also relates to transgenic animals or plants comprising nucleic acid molecules of the present invention.04-21-2011
20110091453METHODS OF ADMINISTERING/DOSING CD2 ANTAGONISTS FOR THE PREVENTION AND TREATMENT OF AUTOIMMUNE DISORDERS OR INFLAMMATORY DISEASES - The present invention provides compositions for the prevention or treatment of an autoimmune disorder or an inflammatory disorder in a subject comprising one or more CD2 antagonists. In particular, the invention provides methods for preventing or treating an autoimmune disorder or an inflammatory disorder in a subject comprising administering one or more CD2 binding molecules to said subject. The present invention provides doses of CD2 binding molecules and methods of administration that result in improved efficacy, while avoiding or reducing the adverse or unwanted side effects associated with the administration of an agent that induces the depletion of peripheral blood lymphocytes.04-21-2011
20110091458ANTI-IL 13 HUMAN ANTIBODIES - The present invention relates to human anti-IL-13 binding molecules, particularly antibodies, and to methods for using anti-IL-13 antibody molecules in diagnosis or treatment of IL-13 related disorders, such as asthma, atopic dermatitis, allergic rhinitis, fibrosis, inflammatory bowel disease and Hodgkin's lymphoma.04-21-2011
20110091457METHOD FOR PROGNOSTICATING THE CLINICAL RESPONSE OF A PATIENT TO B-LYMPHOCYTE INHIBITING OR DEPLETING THERAPY - The invention relates to methods for predicting a clinical response to B-lymphocyte inhibiting or depleting therapies (BCIDT) using expression levels of genes of the Type I INF pathway. In another aspect, the invention relates to a method for evaluating a pharmacological effect of a treatment with B-lymphocyte inhibiting or depleting therapy. More in particular, the invention relates to a method for prognosticating the clinical response of a patient to treatment with a soluble BCID or TCID agent, said method comprising the steps of obtaining at least two samples from said patient wherein a first sample has not been exposed to a soluble BCID or TCID agent and wherein at least a second sample has been exposed to a soluble BCID or TCID agent, determining the level of an IFN-I type response in said at least two samples, comparing the level of the IFN-I type response in said first sample with the level of the IFN-1 type response in said at least second sample and prognosticating said clinical response from said comparison.04-21-2011
20090142338Methods and Compositions for Treating Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus and Related Conditions - Embodiments of the present invention relate to compositions and methods of treating type 1 or type 2 diabetes mellitus or other conditions relating to metabolic dysfunction that may impact insulin secretion or action by administering an islet neogenesis agent in combination with an agent or agents that selectively inhibits, blocks or destroys the autoimmune destruction of pancreatic cells or agents that optimize function within existing islets in patients with type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes and related conditions.06-04-2009
20080279849Lymphoid Chemokines In The Diagnosis, Monitoring And Treatment Of Inflammatory Disease - Experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE) is a Th1-mediated autoimmune disease of the central nervous system that is widely used as an animal model of multiple sclerosis (MS). In this study it was demonstrate that CXCL13, a chemokine involved in the development of secondary lymphoid tissues, is expressed in CD11c+ myeloid cells that accumulate in EAE lesions. Blockade or deficiency of CXCL13 ameliorates clinical EAE, both during acute and relapsing stages. CXCL13 deficiency did not inhibit the priming or differentiation of autoimmune effector T-cells in the periphery, but appeared to exert its effects during the effector phase of pathogenesis. These findings indicate that reagents that antagonize or inhibit CXCL13 are useful for the treatment of neuroinflammatory diseases such as MS.11-13-2008
20100226915AGER-Peptides and Use Thereof - The present invention relates to the identification, functionality and use of domains from the N terminus of the receptor for Advanced Glycation End Products (AGER). These domains, called receptor mulitimerization epitope (RME), are highly conserved in all AGER protein sequences. They represent the mediators for AGER self-association and heteromerization with other proteins. The invention likewise relates to the identification, functionality and use of peptides derived from the C domain of AGER (AGER-CDP). The AGER RMEs and AGER-CDPs of the invention are suitable as target for identifying AGER ligands which modulate the natural ligand interaction; as immunogen for active or passive immunization of individuals, as diagnostic means for identifying immunogenic reactions, and as peptide ligands for modulating protein-protein interactions involving AGER.09-09-2010
20100291075Granulocyte-Macrophage Colony-Stimulating Factor (GM-CSF) Neutralizing Antibodies - The invention provides a GM-CSF neutralizing human monoclonal antibody, 1783J22, as well as methods of making and use thereof. The monoclonal antibody is further characterized by its ability to bind epitopes from GM-CSF proteins of multiple species.11-18-2010
20110104162Compounds which can be used for the Treatment of Cancers - The present invention relates to a compound of general formula (I): and also to the pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof, to the isomers or isomer mixtures thereof in all proportions, in particular to an enantiomer mixture, and especially to a racemic mixture. The present invention also relates to the use of these compounds as a medicament, and in particular for the treatment of cancer, and also to the compositions containing them.05-05-2011
20110104161COMBINATIONS VEGF(R) INHIBITORS AND HEPATOCYTE GROWTH FACTOR (C-MET) INHIBITORS FOR THE TREATMENT OF CANCER - This invention is in the field of pharmaceutical agents and specifically relates to compounds, compositions, uses and methods for treating cancer, by—combining VEGF(R) inhibitors and inhibitors of HGF/SF:c-Met.05-05-2011
20110104159COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR TREATING, CONTROLLING, REDUCING, AMELIORATING, OR PREVENTING ALLERGY - A composition for treating, controlling, reducing, ameliorating, or preventing allergy comprises a dissociated glucocorticoid receptor agonist (“DIGRA”), a prodrug thereof, a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, or a pharmaceutically acceptable ester thereof. The composition can comprise an anti-allergic medicament and/or an additional anti-inflammatory agent and can be formulated for topical application, injection, or implantation. The anti-allergic medicament can comprise an antihistamine, a mast-cell stabilizer, a leukotriene inhibitor, an immunomodulator, an anti-IgE agent, or a combination thereof.05-05-2011
20110104158DEUTERIUM BEARING ANALOGS OF ANASTROZOLE AS AROMATASE INHIBITORS FOR THE TREATMENT OF BREAST CANCER - This invention relates to novel, substituted aralkyl heterocyclic compounds according to formula I, their derivatives, 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 aromatase inhibitors. Formula (I), or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, wherein: each R05-05-2011
20110104156Methods and materials for treating autoimmune and/or complement mediated diseases and conditions - Disclosed are methods for treating an autoimmune and/or complement mediated disease or condition in a subject. The methods include administering to the subject a compound which inhibits the subject's classical complement pathway. The methods include administering to the subject a compound which inhibits the subject's classical complement pathway. Compositions which include inhibitors of C1q, C1r, C1s, C2 or C4 and a pharmaceutically acceptable excipient are also described.05-05-2011
20110104155DRUG DELIVERY TO THE ANTERIOR AND POSTERIOR SEGMENTS OF THE EYE USING EYE DROPS - A method and means for delivery of drugs to the chorio-retina and the optic nerve head which comprises contacting the surface of the eye with an effective amount of drug for treatment of chorio-retina and optic nerve head and a physiologically acceptable adrenergic agent for enhancing delivery of the drug to these tissues in an ophtalmologically acceptable carrier, said adrenergic agent being selected from the group consisting of alpha adrenergic agonist agents, derivatives of the alpha adrenergic agonist agents, beta-blocking agents, derivatives of the beta-blocking agents and mixtures thereof.05-05-2011
20110104153USE OF IMMUNOREGULATORY NK CELL POPULATIONS FOR PREDICTING THE EFFICACY OF ANTI-IL-2R ANTIBODIES IN MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS PATIENTS - The use of CD56bright NK cell counts and IL-2 receptor protein expression as predictive biomarkers for the efficacy of anti-IL-2R antibody treatment in patients diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.05-05-2011
20110104152CHIMERIC FIBROBLAST GROWTH FACTORS WITH ALTERED RECEPTOR SPECIFICITY - The present invention is directed to novel chimeric fibroblast growth factor (FGF) polypeptides, novel DNA encoding chimeric FGF polypeptides, and to the recombinant production of chimeric FGF polypeptides, and to methods, compositions and assays utilizing chimeric FGF polypeptides for the therapeutic treatment of metabolic-related disorders and other conditions, and for producing pharmaceutically active compositions including chimeric FGF polypeptides, the compositions having therapeutic and pharmacologic properties including those associated with the treatment of metabolic-related disorders and other conditions.05-05-2011
20110104157LIVER CANCER DRUG - A novel pharmaceutical composition for treating or preventing hepatocellular carcinoma and a method of treatment are provided. A pharmaceutical composition for treating or preventing liver cancer is obtained by combining a chemotherapeutic agent with an anti-glypican 3 antibody. Also disclosed is a pharmaceutical composition for treating or preventing liver cancer which comprises as an active ingredient an anti-glypican 3 antibody for use in combination with a chemotherapeutic agent, or which comprises as an active ingredient a chemotherapeutic agent for use in combination with an anti-glypican 3 antibody. Using the chemotherapeutic agent and the anti-glypican 3 antibody in combination yields better therapeutic effects than using the chemotherapeutic agent alone, and mitigates side effects that arise from liver cancer treatment with the chemotherapeutic agent.05-05-2011
20110104148Antibodies to Carcinoembryonic Antigen (CEA), Methods of Making Same, and Uses Thereof - The present invention relates to antigen binding molecules (ABMs). In particular embodiments, the present invention relates to recombinant monoclonal antibodies, including chimeric, primatized or humanized antibodies or variants thereof specific for cell surface or membrane bound human CEA. In addition, the present invention relates to nucleic acid molecules encoding such ABMs, and vectors and host cells comprising such nucleic acid molecules. The invention further relates to methods for producing the ABMs of the invention, and to methods of using these ABMs in treatment of disease. In addition, the present invention relates to ABMs with modified glycosylation having improved therapeutic properties, including antibodies with increased Fc receptor binding and increased effector function.05-05-2011
20110104147Identification of Tumor-Associated Markers for Diagnosis and Therapy - The present technology relates to genetic products the expression of which is associated with cancer diseases. The present technology also relates to the therapy and diagnosis of diseases in which the genetic products are expressed or aberrantly expressed, in particular cancer diseases.05-05-2011
20110104146ANTITHROMBOTIC AGENTS AND METHODS OF USE THEREOF - The instant invention provides methods and compositions for the treatment, prevention and diagnosis of for example, platelet aggregation or clot formation in a subject. The invention inhibits the activity of decreases the amount of neutrophils in the subject by inhibiting the activity or production of IL-6, interferon-gamma, STAT1, or cathepsin D. The invention addresses decreasing the amount of neutrophils in an attempt to treat subjects that have or are at risk of developing a vascular occlusive disease, an ischemia or reperfusion injury, an acute or chronic inflammatory state, autoimmune disease, myelodysplastic syndrome, tissue injury from surgery or accidental trauma, acute bacterial or viral infection, has undergone a microvascular surgical reconstructive procedure, is receiving granulocyte colony stimulating factor therapy, receiving stem cell therapy, or has sickle cell anemia.05-05-2011
20110104151MICROPARTICLE COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR TREATING AGE-RELATED MACULAR DEGENERATION - Disclosed herein are pharmaceutical compositions comprising microparticles that are useful for treating or preventing age-related macular degeneration. Also disclosed herein are microparticles that can be used to treat or prevent macular angiogenesis. Further disclosed are methods of making the microparticles and compositions and methods for treating or preventing macular degeneration and diseases, illnesses, or conditions relating to increased or abnormal macular angiogenesis.05-05-2011
20110104149SingleC-9 Binding Agents - The present invention relates to agents capable of binding sialic acid-binding immunoglobulin-like lectin-9 (Siglec-9) and their use in the treatment of cell proliferation and differentiation disorders. Furthermore, the present invention provides associated pharmaceutical formulations and methods.05-05-2011
20120121583ANTIBODIES AGAINST HUMAN TWEAK AND USES THEREOF - The invention provides antibodies binding to TWEAK, including anti-TWEAK antibodies comprising a heavy chain variable domain CDR3 (CDR3H) selected from the group consisting of SEQ ID NO: 8, 16 or 24. The invention provides anti-TWEAK antibodies which are useful for the treatment of cancer, autoimmune diseases, rheumatoid arthritis, psoratic arthritis, muscle diseases, e.g. muscular dystrophy, multiple sclerosis, chronic kidney diseases, bone diseases, e.g. bone degeneration in multiple myeloma, systemic lupus erythematosus, lupus nephritis, and vascular injury.05-17-2012
20120251532ANTI-ALPHA V BETA 6 ANTIBODIES - Monoclonal antibodies that specifically bind to M.96. Also included are methods of using these antibodies to treat mammals having or at risk of having 006-mediated diseases, or to diagnose % Qmediated diseases.10-04-2012
20120251535COMBINATION THERAPIES FOR B-CELL LYMPHOMAS COMPRISING ADMINISTRATION OF ANTI-CD20 ANTIBODY - New combined therapeutic regimens for treatment of B-cell lymphomas are disclosed which comprise, in particular, administration of anti-CD20 antibodies to patients having low-, intermediate- or high-grade non-Hodgkin's lymphomas.10-04-2012
20120251534COMBINATION THERAPIES FOR B-CELL LYMPHOMAS COMPRISING ADMINISTRATION OF ANTI-CD20 ANTIBODY - New combined therapeutic regimens for treatment of B-cell lymphomas are disclosed which comprise, in particular, administration of anti-CD20 antibodies to patients having low-, intermediate- or high-grade non-Hodgkin's lymphomas.10-04-2012
20120251528Non-Human Mammal Model Of Human Hematopoietic Cancer - The present invention describes Photolabile Compounds methods for use of the compounds. The Photolabile Compounds have a photoreleasable ligand, which can be biologically active, and which is photoreleased from the compound upon exposure to light. In some embodiments, the Photolabile Compounds comprise a light antenna, such as a labeling molecule or an active derivative thereof. In one embodiment, the light is visible light, which is not detrimental to the viability of biological samples, such as cells and tissues, in which the released organic molecule is bioactive and can have a therapeutic effect. In another embodiment, the photoreleasable ligand can be a labeling molecule, such as a fluorescent molecule.10-04-2012
20120219548PODXL Protein in Colorectal Cancer - The present disclosure provides a method for determining whether a mammalian subject having a colorectal cancer 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, comprising the steps of: a) evaluating an amount of PODXL protein in at least part of a sample earlier obtained from the subject, and determining a sample value corresponding to the evaluated amount; b) comparing said sample value from step a) with a predetermined reference value; and if said sample value is higher than said reference value, c1) concluding that the subject belongs to said second group; and if said sample value is lower than or equal to said reference value, c2) concluding that the subject belongs to said first group. Related uses, means and a method of treatment are also provided.08-30-2012
20100092470ANTIBODIES, ANALOGS AND USES THEREOF - Camelid and shark heavy chain only antibodies and their analogs are disclosed. Methods of making such antibodies and their analogs are also provided. Also provided are kits, and methods of using such antibodies and their analogs in diagnostics, prognostics, therapy, and simultaneous diagnosis and therapy.04-15-2010
20100092469ANTAGONISTS OF A NON-SELECTIVE CATION CHANNEL IN NEURAL CELLS - The present invention is directed to a combination of therapeutic compounds and treatment methods and kits using the combination. In particular, one of the combination affects the NCca-ATP channel of neural tissue, including neurons, glia and blood vessels within the nervous system. Exemplary SUR1 and/or TRPM4 antagonists that inhibit the NCca-ATP channel may be employed in the combination. The combination therapy also employs one or more of a non-selective cation channel blocker and/or an antagonist of VEFG, NOS, MMP, or thrombin. Exemplary indications for the combination therapy includes the prevention, diminution, and/or treatment of injured or diseased neural tissue, including astrocytes, neurons and capillary endothelial cells, that is due to ischemia, tissue trauma, brain swelling and increased tissue pressure, or other forms of brain or spinal cord disease or injury, for example. In other embodiments, there are methods and compositions directed to antagonists of TRPM4, including at least for therapeutic treatment of traumatic brain injury, cerebral ischemia, central nervous system (CNS) damage, peripheral nervous system (PNS) damage, cerebral hypoxia, or edema, for example.04-15-2010
20100092466COMBINATION OF ZD6474 AND BEVACIZUMAB FOR CANCER THERAPY - The present invention relates to a method for the production of an antiangiogenic and/or vascular permeability reducing effect in a warm-blooded animal such as a human which is optionally being treated with ionising radiation, particularly a method for the treatment of a cancer, particularly a cancer involving a solid tumour, which comprises the administration of ZD6474 in combination with bevacizumab; to a pharmaceutical composition comprising ZD6474 and bevacizumab; to a combination product comprising ZD6474 and bevacizumab for use in a method of treatment of a human or animal body by therapy; to a kit comprising ZD6474 and bevacizumab; to the use of ZD6474 and bevacizumab in the manufacture of a medicament for use in the production of an antiangiogenic and/or vascular permeability reducing effect in a warm-blooded animal such as a human which is optionally being treated with ionising radiation.04-15-2010
20100092467PREVENTION OF TISSUE ISCHEMIA, RELATED METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS - Provided herein are compositions and methods for preventing, ameliorating, and/or reducing tissue ischemia and/or tissue damage due to ischemia, increasing blood vessel diameter, blood flow and tissue perfusion in the presence of vascular disease including peripheral vascular disease, atherosclerotic vascular disease, coronary artery disease, stroke and influencing other conditions, by suppressing CD47 and/or blocking TSP1 and/or CD47 activity or interaction. Influencing the interaction of CD47-TSP1 in blood vessels allows for control of blood vessel diameter and blood flow, and permits modification of blood pressure and cardiac function. Under conditions of decreased blood flow, for instance through injury or atherosclerosis, blocking TSP1-CD47 interaction allows blood vessels to dilate and increases blood flow, tissue perfusion and tissue survival. This in turn reduces or prevents tissue necrosis and death. The therapeutics identified herein allow for precise regulation of blood flow to tissues and organs which need it, while substantially avoiding systemic complications. Methods and compositions described herein can be used to increase tissue survival under conditions of trauma and surgery, as well as conditions of chronic vascular disease. Also disclosed are methods for the treatment of elderly subjects using agents that affect TSP1 and CD47 and thereby affect tissue perfusion. Additionally, provided herein are compositions and methods for influencing blood coagulation, allowing for controlled increased or decreased blood clotting. Additionally, provided herein are compositions and methods for decreasing blood flow, as in the case of cancer through mimicking the effects of TSP1 and CD47 on blood vessel diameter and blood flow.04-15-2010
20100092464M-CSF-Specific Monoclonal Antibody and Uses Thereof - M-CSF-specific RX1-based or RX-I derived antibodies are provided, along with pharmaceutical compositions containing such antibody, kits containing a pharmaceutical composition, and methods of preventing and treating bone loss in or remodeling in a subject afflicted with an osteoblastic or osteolytic disease.04-15-2010
20120121587ANTI-AXL ANTIBODY - An objective of the present invention is to decrease the immunogenicity of mouse-derived anti-AXL antibodies in humans by humanizing them. The present invention provides antibodies that can bind to a specific region in Anexelekto (AXL) and humanized antibodies that are produced based on such antibodies. The anti-AXL antibodies of the present invention have high antitumor activity, and are useful as agents for decreasing the AXL expression level, antitumor agents, and diagnostic agents for cancer.05-17-2012
20120121589MODIFIED EGFR ECTODOMAIN - A protein that attenuates EGFR and/or EGFR family members comprises a modified EGFR ectodomain. The protein inhibits signaling via the EGFR and/or EGFR family members. The protein includes a portion of the EGFR (or EGFR family member) and the “U” region epitope of EGFR related protein (ERRP), wherein the portion of the EGFR is operable to bind a ligand of EGFR. Also included are nucleic acids encoding such proteins. Attenuating EGFR signaling can include inhibiting the EGFR and/or EGFR family members and to provide antiproliferative activity. The present proteins and expression of nucleic acids encoding these proteins can regulate cellular growth and can be used to treat tumors and cancerous cells that express one or more of the EGFR and EGFR family members.05-17-2012
20120121588MODULATION OF PILR RECEPTORS TO TREAT SEPSIS - The present invention provides methods of using agonists and antagonists of PILRα and PILRβ, respectively, to treat immune mediated sepsis. Also provided are methods of prophylactically treating with agonists and antagonists of PILRα and PILRβ respectively, to prevent the development of sepsis.05-17-2012
20120121586MODULATORS FOR HER2 SIGNALING IN HER2 EXPRESSING PATIENTS WITH GASTRIC CANCER - The present invention relates to means and methods for the identification of responders for or a patient sensitive to a modulator of the HER2/neu (ErbB2) signaling pathway. Also described herein are corresponding methods of treatment of a group of patients determined and defined in accordance with the identification method of the present invention, whereby said group of patients is known or suspected to suffer from or being prone to suffer from gastric cancer in particular invasive gastric cancer.05-17-2012
20120121585SILENT Fc VARIANTS OF ANTI-CD40 ANTIBODIES - The present invention relates to silent Fc variants of anti-CD40 antibodies and compositions and methods of use of said antibodies for treating pathological disorders such as autoimmune and inflammatory disorders and/or for preventing or reducing the risk of graft rejection in transplantation.05-17-2012
20120121581Anti-Botulism Antibody Coformulations - This invention relates to stable formulations of multiple antibodies comprising a plurality of anti-botulism antibodies and an effective amount of a succinate buffer, an effective amount of arginine, wherein the antibodies are present in substantially equal concentrations and the pH of the formulation is between about 5 and about 6.5.05-17-2012
20110117088COMPOSITION AND METHOD FOR INTRODUCTION OF RNA INTERFERENCE SEQUENCES INTO TARGETED CELLS AND TISSUES - A composition and method are provided by which double-stranded RNA containing small interfering RNA nucleotide sequences is introduced into specific cells and tissues for the purpose of inhibiting gene expression and protein production in those cells and tissues. Intracellular introduction of the small interfering RNA nucleotide sequences is accomplished by internalization of a target cell specific ligand to which the double-stranded RNA containing a small interfering RNA nucleotide sequence is conjugated. The ligand is specific to a unique target cell surface antigen. The ligand is either spontaneously internalized after binding to the cell surface antigen. Internalization is also facilitated by the binding of an RNA binding protein to the double-stranded RNA. If the unique cell surface antigen is not naturally internalized after binding to its ligand, internalization is promoted by the incorporation of a peptide into the structure of the ligand or attachment of such a peptide to the ligand.05-19-2011
20120164139Dopamine 3 receptor agonist and antagonist treatment of gastrointestinal motility disorders - Provided herein are methods of treating gastrointestinal motility disorders by targeting the dopamine 3 receptor (D3R). A D3R agonist is administered to a subject to decrease gastrointestinal motility to treat the disorder. A D3R antagonist is administered to a subject to decrease gastrointestinal motility to treat the disorder.06-28-2012
20120164138USE OF ANTI-CD1 ANTIBODIES FOR THE MODULATION OF IMMUNE RESPONSES - The invention provides methods for the administration of an anti-CD1 antibody for the treatment or prevention of a variety of disorders, such as autoimmune disease, viral infection, bacterial infection, parasitic infection, infection by a eukaryotic pathogen, allergy, asthma, inflammatory condition, graft versus host disease, graft rejection, immunodeficiency disease, spontaneous abortion, pregnancy, and cancer.06-28-2012
20120164137ANTI-FOLATE RECEPTOR ALPHA ANTIBODY GLYCOFORMS - The invention provides anti-FRA antibodies with novel N-linked neutral glycan profiles in that the relative amounts of one or more neutral glycans are increased or decreased compared to anti-FRA antibodies produced under reference cell culture conditions. The invention further provides anti-FRA antibodies with altered binding to FRA, altered antibody-dependent cellular cytotoxicity (ADCC) and/or altered rate and/or efficiency of internalization in a cell expressing FRA. In related aspects, the invention provides cell cultures comprising an anti-FRA antibody of the invention, a cell isolated from such a culture, kits and compositions comprising an anti-FRA antibody of the invention, methods of producing an anti-FRA antibody of the invention and diagnostic and therapeutic uses of an anti-FRA antibody of the invention.06-28-2012
20120315273TREATING SKIN CANCER - This document provides methods and materials related to treating skin cancer. For example, methods and materials relating to the use of a taxane compound, an alkylating agent, and an anti-VEGF polypeptide antibody to treat skin cancer are provided.12-13-2012
20100247534FUSED HETEROCYCLIC COMPOUNDS AS INHIBITORS OF POTASSIUM CHANNEL FUNCTION - A compound of formula I09-30-2010
20100247524Methods for treating Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease - The present invention provides methods of treating a mammal having chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), independent of both smoking status and asthma status/with a therapeutically effective amount of an anti-IgE Ênoiety. In accordance with the invention, COFD patients with an elevated serum IgE level may benefit from the treatment methods disclosed. In certain instances, the methods of the disclosure have been found, to be useful ioÊ the treatment of COPD patients regardless of their skin test results arid/or in vitro reactivity to a perennial aeroalleigen. Anti-EgE moieties, in accordance With the invention, include but are not limited to any IgG antibody that selectively binds to a given mammal iirunuitoglobulln E (e.g., human imntnnoglQbulin E) such as humanized arrti-IgEy hmuanized murine monoclonal antibody, and/or Qmalizumab.09-30-2010
20100247526Anti-NKG2A Antibodies and Uses Thereof - Described herein are anti-NKG2A antibodies suitable for human therapy, including humanized versions of murine anti-NKG2A antibody Z270, as well as related methods and materials for producing and using such antibodies. Exemplary complementarity-determining regions (CDRs) sequences and sites for optional amino acid back-substitutions in framework region (FR) and/or CDRs of such antibodies are also described.09-30-2010
20100247525COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR TREATING ANTHRAX LETHALITY - The present invention provides compositions and methods for preventing and inhibiting anthrax lethality. The present invention relates to protect a subject from anthrax lethality by presensitizing a subject prior to anthrax infection. The present invention further provides compositions and methods for enhancing the innate system to inhibit anthrax-associated lethality. The invention further provides compositions and methods for preventing and inhibiting lethality due to infection regulated via a TNF-α pathway.09-30-2010
20090130102METHODS FOR HUMANIZING ANTIBODIES AND HUMANIZED ANTIBODIES MADE THEREBY - Disclosed herein is the use of three-dimensional structure information to guide the process of modifying antibodies with amino acids from one or more templates or surrogates such that the antigen binding properties of the parent antibody are maintained and the immunogenicity potential is reduced when administered as a therapeutic in humans.05-21-2009
20090130097Quinazolinone Compounds and Methods of Use Thereof - The present invention relates to quinazolinone compounds, and methods of preparation of these compounds. The present invention also relates to pharmaceutical compositions comprising the quinazolinone compounds. The present invention provides methods of treating a cell proliferative disorder, such as a cancer, by administering to a subject in need thereof a therapeutically effective amount of a quinazolinone compound of the present invention05-21-2009
20090130098Specific therapy using integrin ligands for treating cancer - The invention relates to a combination therapy for the treatment of tumors and tumor metastases comprising administration of integrin ligands, preferably integrin antagonists, together with co-therapeutic agents or therapy forms that have synergistic efficacy when administered consecutively with said ligands, such as chemotherapeutic agents and or radiation therapy. The therapy results in a synergistic potential increase of the inhibition effect of each individual therapeutic on tumor cell proliferation, yielding more effective treatment than found by administering an individual component alone, concurrently or not in the dosage regime of the present invention.05-21-2009
20090130095ANTI-CD40 ANTIBODIES CAPABLE OF BLOCKING B-CELL ACTIVATION - Methods for preventing or treating an antibody-mediated disease in a patient are presented, the methods comprising administration of a monoclonal antibody capable of binding to a human CD40 antigen located on the surface of a human B cell, wherein the binding of the antibody to the CD40 antigen prevents the growth or differentiation of the B cell. Monoclonal antibodies useful in these methods, and epitopes immunoreactive with such monoclonal antibodies are also presented.05-21-2009
20120128664GLYCOSYLATED ANTIBODIES - The invention provides an antibody comprising human IgG1 or IgG3 heavy chain constant domains that are glycosylated with a sugar chain at Asn297, said antibody being characterized in that the amount of fucose within said sugar chain is at least 99%, and in addition the amount of NGNA is 1% or less and/or the amount of N-terminal alpha 1,3 galactose is 1% or less, and uses thereof.05-24-2012
20120128670mTOR INHIBITOR AND ANGIOGENESIS INHIBITOR COMBINATION THERAPY - Cancer therapy comprising treatment with an mTOR inhibitor, such as a dual mTORC1/mTORC2 inhibitor, such as OSI-027, in combination with an angiogenesis inhibitor.05-24-2012
20120128669MONOVALENT, BIVALENT AND TRIVALENT ANTI HUMAN RESPIRATORY SYNCYTIAL VIRUS (HRSV) NANOBODY CONSTRUCTS FOR THE PREVENTION AND/OR TREATMENT OF RESPIRATORY TRACT INFECTIONS - Amino acid sequences are provided that are directed against and/or that can specifically bind protein F of hRSV, as well as to compounds or constructs, and in particular proteins and polypeptides, that comprise or essentially consist of one or more such amino acid sequences. The amino acid sequences, polypeptides and therapeutic compounds and compositions provided by the invention show an improved stability, less immunogenicity and/or improved affinity and/or avidity for protein F of hRSV. The invention also relates to the uses of such amino acid sequences, polypeptides, compounds or constructs for prophylactic and/or therapeutic purposes.05-24-2012
20120128668METHOD OF PROMOTING BONE GROWTH BY AN ANTI-ACTIVIN ANTIBODY - In certain aspects, the present invention provides compositions and methods for promoting bone growth and increasing bone density.05-24-2012
20120128666METHODS OF INCREASING NEURONAL DIFFERENTIATION USING ANTIBODIES TO LYSOPHOSPHATIDIC ACID - Methods are provided for increasing neuronal differentiation of neuronal stem cells using antibodies that bind lysophosphatidic acid (LPA). Particularly preferred antibodies to LPA are monoclonal antibodies, including humanized monoclonal antibodies to LPA. Such antibodies, and derivatives and variants thereof, can be used in increasing neuronal differentiation, and in treatment and/or prevention of injuries, diseases, or conditions associated with insufficient neuronal differentiation and/or with elevated LPA levels in neural tissues.05-24-2012
20120128665PRESELECTION OF SUBJECTS FOR THERAPEUTIC TREATMENT BASED ON HYPOXIC STATUS - The present invention provides methods for the preselection of a subject for therapeutic treatment with an agent based on modulated levels of hypoxia in cancerous cells in the subject. In one embodiment, the invention provides methods for the preselection of a subject for therapeutic treatment with an agent based on modulated levels of lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) in a cell, e.g., a cancerous cell. The invention also provides methods for treating cancer in a subject by administering an effective amount of an agent to the subject, wherein the subject has been selected based on a modulated level of hypoxia. The invention further provides kits to practice the methods of the invention.05-24-2012
20120128663Fc VARIANTS THAT EXTEND ANTIBODY HALF-LIFE - The invention relates generally to compositions and methods for altering the serum half-life in vivo of an antibody.05-24-2012
20120128661POLYNUCLEOTIDE AND POLYPEPTIDE SEQUENCES INVOLVED IN CANCER - The present invention relates to polynucleotide and polypeptide sequences which are differentially expressed in cancer cells compared to normal cells. The present invention more particularly relates to the use of these sequences in the diagnosis, prognosis or treatment of cancer and in the detection of cancer cells.05-24-2012
20120128662SUBSTITUTED IMIDAZOQUINOXALINES - The present invention relates to substituted imidazoquinoxaline compounds of general formula (I) as inhibitors of Mps-1 Kinase or TTK, and being active against inflammation and cancer.05-24-2012
20100209421TARGETING PAX2 FOR THE TREATMENT OF BREAST CANCER - The present application provides methods of prevention and/or treatment of breast cancer in a subject by inhibiting expression of PAX2. In the certain embodiments, the method of inhibiting expression of PAX2 is to administrate the subject a nucleic acid encoding an siRNA for PAX2. A method of treating cancer in a subject by administering DEFB1 or by increasing expression of DEFB1 is also provided.08-19-2010
20100209417Antibody Treatment of Alzheimer's and Related Diseases - Provided is an antibody that selectively binds to an epitope formed by residues 1-11 of Aβ in an Aβ oligomer, a method comprising using the antibody to treat a disease characterized by such an Aβ amyloid deposit in a patient, and kits comprising same.08-19-2010
20100209419Method and formulation for treating adverse biological conditions - A method for treatment of adverse biological conditions is provided, wherein a biologically active agent such as a macromolecular biomolecule, e.g., a nucleic acid or a peptidic compound, is administered to a subject in need of such treatment in a formulation containing a transport enhancer having the structure of formula (I)08-19-2010
20100209422ANTIBODIES SPECIFIC FOR THE PROTOFIBRIL FORM OF BETA-AMYLOID PROTEIN - Isolated antibodies have been characterized which show specific affinity to a repeating conformational epitope of a protofibril form of the human β-amyloid peptide as compare to low molecular weight forms of β-amyloid peptide. These isolated antibodies and related pharmaceutically effective compositions may be useful in the therapeutic and/or prophylactic treatment of Alzheimer's disease by effectively blocking the ability of the protofibril form of β-amyloid peptide to form fibril forms linked with complications associated with Alzheimer's disease. The isolated antibodies of the present invention are also useful in various diagnostic assays and associated kits.08-19-2010
20120213775TREATMENT OF RENAL DISEASES - Compositions for the treatment of renal diseases and disorders utilize agents which inhibit alphaV integrin molecules in vivo. Methods of treatment include use of these agents in the prevention and treatment of proteinuria, progressive glomerular disease and glomerular disease amongst others.08-23-2012
20110182895ANTIBODY VARIANTS - Antibody variants of parent antibodies are disclosed which have one or more amino acids inserted in a hypervariable region of the parent antibody and a binding affinity for a target antigen which is at least about two fold stronger than the binding affinity of the parent antibody for the antigen.07-28-2011
20110182893PREVENTION AND TREATMENT OF AMYLOIDOGENIC DISEASES - Passive immunotherapy methods for treating a patient having atherosclerosis.07-28-2011
20110182892Methods to identify responsive patients - The present invention provides methods and kits for improving the progression-free survival of a patient suffering from gastrointestinal cancer and for assessing the sensitivity or responsiveness of the patient to treatment comprising bevacizumab.07-28-2011
20110182891PHARMACEUTICAL DOSAGE FORM COMPRISING POLYMERIC CARRIER COMPOSITION - A pharmaceutical dosage form comprises a solid dispersion product of at least one active ingredient dispersed in a polymeric binder composition, the polymeric carrier composition comprising a) a vinylpyrrolidone homopolymer, wherein at least 95% by weight of the vinylpyrrolidone homopolymer has a molecular weight distribution within the range of from 1000 to 13 000; and b) a vinylpyrrolidone copolymer having a weight-average molecular weight of from 5000 to 1 500 000. The dosage form is preferably prepared by a melt extrusion process. The polymeric carrier composition exhibits a high drug dissolution power and allows a reduction of the viscosity of the melt without deteriorating the mechanical properties and storage stability of the dosage form.07-28-2011
20110182890ANTI-PLEIOTROPHIN ANTIBODIES AND METHODS OF USE THEREOF - The present invention concerns antibodies that neutralize at least one biological activity of pleiotrophin. The antibodies can inhibit cancer cell growth and angiogenesis in vitro or in vivo. The present invention provides for methods of inhibiting cancer cell growth or angiogenesis in a subject comprising administering to said subject an effective amount of the antibodies described herein. The present invention also provides for methods of making the neutralizing antibodies described herein.07-28-2011
20110182888Administration of an Inhibitor of HDAC, an Inhibitor of HER-2, and a Selective Estrogen Receptor Modulator - Methods of treating patients with an HDAC inhibitor and a HER-2 inhibitor are provided herein. In some embodiments, a SERM is also administered.07-28-2011
20110182887HUMANIZED ANTI-CD22 ANTIBODIES AND THEIR USE IN TREATMENT OF ONCOLOGY, TRANSPLANTATION AND AUTOIMMUNE DISEASE - The present invention provides chimeric and humanized versions of anti-CD22 mouse monoclonal antibody, HB22.7. The anti-CD22 antibodies of the invention comprise four human or humanized framework regions of the immunoglobulin heavy chain variable region (“VH”) and four human or humanized framework regions of the immunoglobulin light chain variable region (“VK”). The invention further comprises heavy and/or light chain FW regions that contain one or more backmutations in which a human FW residue is exchanged for the corresponding residue present in the parental mouse heavy or light chain. Human or humanized VH framework regions of antibodies of the invention may comprise one or more of the following residues: a valine (V) at position 24 of framework region 1, a glycine (G) at position 49 of framework region 2, and an asparagine (N) at position 73 of framework region 3, numbered according to Kabat. The invention further relates to pharmaceutical compositions, immunotherapeutic compositions, and methods using therapeutic antibodies that bind to the human CD22 antigen and that preferably mediate human ADCC, CDC, and/or apoptosis for: the treatment of B cell diseases and disorders in human subjects, such as, but not limited to, B cell malignancies, for the treatment and prevention of autoimmune disease, and for the treatment and prevention of graft-versus-host disease (GVHD), humoral rejection, and post-transplantation lymphoproliferative disorder in human transplant recipients.07-28-2011
20110182886COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR INHIBITING TUMOR PROGRESSION - Compositions and methods are provided for the classification, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of tumors characterized by loss of REST function, expression of β2, and/or activation of Notch. Further compositions and methods are provided for modulation of cellular processes such as EMT, cell migration, and apoptosis.07-28-2011
20120315271METHODS FOR TREATING BONE CANCER BY ADMINISTERING A NERVE GROWTH FACTOR ANTAGONIST ANTIBODY - The invention features methods and compositions for preventing or treating bone cancer pain including cancer pain associated with bone metastasis by administering an antagonist of nerve growth factor (NGF). The NGF antagonist may be an anti-NGF (such as anti-hNGF) antibody that is capable of binding hNGF.12-13-2012
20120315270RSV IMMUNOGENS, ANTIBODIES AND COMPOSITIONS THEREOF - The present invention provides immunogens that protect against RSV infection. The present invention also provides antibody proteins that protect against RSV infection. Such immunogens and antibody proteins are produced based on three-dimensional models also included in the invention. One model is of a complex between motavizumab and its antibody-binding domain on RSV fusion (F) protein. A second model is of a complex between 10 IF antibody and its antibody-binding domain on RSV F protein. The immunogens disclosed herein have been modified to elicit a humoral response against RSV F protein without eliciting a significant cell-mediated response against RSV. Such immunogens can comprise a scaffold into which RSV contact residues are embedded. The present invention also includes methods that utilize the disclosed three-dimensional models to produce immunogens and antibody proteins of the present invention. Also disclosed are methods of using the disclosed immunogens, for example to protect individuals from RSV infection. Also disclosed are methods of using the disclosed antibody proteins, for example to protect individuals from RSV infection.12-13-2012
20120315272METHODS FOR PREVENTION AND TREATMENT OF INFLAMMATION USING ANTI-CHEMOKINE ANTIBODIES - It is possible to inhibit inflammatory processes by administration of antibodies to chemokines. Identification of chemokines which are over-produced makes it possible to block specific chemokine activity using antibodies to the over-expressed chemokines.12-13-2012
20120315269IMMUNOGLOBULIN-LIKE TRANSCRIPT (ILT) RECEPTORS AS CD8 ANTAGONISTS - Compositions and methods for inhibiting effector CD812-13-2012
20120315268COMBINATION THERAPY OF AN AFUCOSYLATED CD20 ANTIBODY WITH BENDAMUSTINE - The present invention is directed to the combination therapy of an afucosylated anti-CD20 antibody with bendamustine for the treatment of cancer, especially to the combination therapy of CD20 expressing cancers with an afucosylated humanized B-Lyl antibody and bendamustine.12-13-2012
20120213776ANTIBODIES TO GRANULOCYTE-MACROPHAGE COLONY-STIMULATING FACTOR - The current invention relates to high-affinity antibodies to Granulocyte-Macrophage Colony-Stimulating Factor that have reduced immunogenicity when administered to a human to treat diseases and method of using such antibodies.08-23-2012
20120213777VASCULAR ENDOTHELIAL GROWTH FACTOR 2 - Disclosed are human VEGF-2 antibodies, antibody fragments, or variants thereof. Also provided are processes for producing such antibodies. The present invention relates to methods and compositions for preventing, treating or ameliorating a disease or disorder comprising administering to an animal, preferably a human, an effective amount of one or more VEGF-2 antibodies or fragments or variants thereof.08-23-2012
20120213774Antibodies against human IL33R and uses thereof - An antibody binding to IL33R characterized in that the heavy chain variable domain comprises a CDR3 region of SEQ ID NO:1, a CDR2 region of SEQ ID NO:2 and a CDR1 region of SEQ ID NO:3 and in that the light chain variable domain comprises a CDR3 region of SEQ ID NO:4, a CDR2 region of SEQ ID NO:5 and a CDR1 region of SEQ ID NO:6 or a chimeric, humanized or T cell epitope depleted antibody variant thereof has advantageous properties for the treatment of inflammatory diseases.08-23-2012
20120213773BINDING DOMAIN-IMMUNOGLOBULIN FUSION PROTEINS - The invention relates to novel binding domain-immunoglobulin fusion proteins that feature a binding domain for a cognate structure such as an antigen, a counterreceptor or the like, a wild-type IgG1, IGA or IgE hinge region polypeptide or a mutant IgG1 hinge region polypeptide having either zero, one or two cysteine residues, and immunoglobulin CH2 and CH3 domains, and that are capable of ADCC and/or CDC while occurring predominantly as polypeptides that are compromised in their ability to form disulfide-linked multimers. The fusion proteins can be recombinantly produced at high express levels. Also provided are related compositions and methods, including cell surface forms of the fusion proteins and immunotherapeutic applications of the fusion proteins and of polynucleotides encoding such fusion proteins.08-23-2012
20120213771ANTIBODIES THAT BIND HUMAN CD27 AND USES THEREOF - Isolated monoclonal antibodies which bind to human CD27 and related antibody-based compositions and molecules are disclosed. Also disclosed are therapeutic and diagnostic methods for using the antibodies.08-23-2012
20090311247MOLECULES 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 such as EPO, Flt3-Ligand, Flt3, PDGF-B or VEGF-165 or chimeric molecules thereof comprising at least a portion of the protein molecule, wherein the protein or chimeric molecule has a profile of measurable physiochemical parameters which 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.12-17-2009
20090175860Compositions and Methods of Use for Antibodies of c-Met - Antibodies and fragments that bind to the protein target c-Met, particularly to epitopes located in the c-Met extracellular domain, are provided, as are methods of use of the antibodies and kits, for treating an unwanted cell, in particular, a cell associated with a c-Met-related condition such as a cancer, a metastasis, or an inflammatory condition.07-09-2009
20120134987KINASE INHIBITORS AND METHODS OF THEIR USE - New compounds, compositions and methods of inhibition of Provirus Integration of Maloney Kinase (PIM kinase) activity associated with tumorigenesis in a human or animal subject are provided. In certain embodiments, the compounds and compositions are effective to inhibit the activity of at least one PIM kinase. The new compounds and compositions may be used either alone or in combination with at least one additional agent for the treatment of a serine/threonine kinase- or receptor tyrosine kinase-mediated disorder, such as cancer.05-31-2012
20120134990COMBINATION THERAPY WITH TYPE I AND TYPE II ANTI-CD20 ANTIBODIES - The present invention is directed to a combination therapy involving a type I anti-CD20 antibody and a type II anti-CD20 antibody for the treatment of a patient suffering from cancer, particularly a CD20-expressing cancer. An aspect of the invention is a composition comprising a type I anti-CD20 antibody and a type II anti-CD20 antibody. Another aspect of the invention is a kit comprising a type I anti-CD20 antibody and a type II anti-CD20 antibody. Yet another aspect of the invention is a method for the treatment of a patient suffering from cancer comprising co-administering, to a patient in need of such treatment, a type I anti-CD20 antibody and a type II anti-CD20 antibody.05-31-2012
20120134989ANTIBODY FORMULATIONS - Formulations of VLA-4 binding antibody are described.05-31-2012
20120134988POLYPEPTIDES WITH ENHANCED ANTI-INFLAMMATORY AND DECREASED CYTOTOXIC PROPERTIES AND RELATING METHODS - The invention provides methods of altering properties of Fc-containing molecule, comprising altering the sialylation of the oligosaccharides in the Fc region. Proteins having Fc regions having altered sialylation patterns are also provided.05-31-2012
20120134986Methods of Prognosis for Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma - Measurement of a single gene expressed by tumor cells (LMO2) and a single gene expressed by the immune microenvironment (TNFRSF9), which determination may be referred to herein as a two gene score (TGS), powerfully predicts overall survival in patients with NHL, particularly overall survival in the context of anthracycline-based chemotherapy or co-treatment with anthracycline-based chemotherapy and anti-CD20 immunotherapy. It is shown herein that increased levels of LMO2 and TNFRSF9 correlate with a positive patient response and improved prognosis.05-31-2012
20120219552ANTIBODY RECOGNIZING TURN STRUCTURE IN AMYLOID BETA - Provided is a therapeutic method exclusively targeting an amyloid β protein (Aβ) having a specific turn structure of Aβ. Specifically provided is an antibody which specifically recognizes an amyloid β having a turn structure at amino acids positions 22 and 23. Also provided are a medicinal composition comprising, as the active ingredient, an antibody specifically recognizing a toxic conformer of amyloid β, an assay kit for a toxic conformer of amyloid β, a diagnostic for Alzheimer's disease, etc.08-30-2012
20120219551Fc Region-Containing Polypeptides That Exhibit Improved Effector Function Due To Alterations Of The Extent Of Fucosylation, And Methods For Their Use - The present invention relates to Fc region-containing polypeptides that exhibit improved effector function due to alterations of the extent of fucosylation, and to methods of using such polypeptides for treating or preventing cancer and other diseases. The Fc region-containing polypeptides of the present invention are preferably immunoglobulins (e.g., antibodies), in which the Fc region comprises at least one amino acid substitution relative to the corresponding amino acid sequence of a wild type Fc region, and which is sufficient to attenuate post-translational fucosylation and mediate improved binding to an activating Fc receptor and reduced binding to an inhibitory Fc receptor. The methods of the invention are particularly useful in preventing, treating, or ameliorating one or more symptoms associated with a disease, disorder, or infection where either an enhanced efficacy of effector cell function mediated by FcγR is desired (e.g., cancer, infectious disease) or an inhibited effector cell response mediated by FcγR is desired (e.g., inflammation, autoimmune disease).08-30-2012
20120219546METHODS FOR TREATING CONDITIONS MEDIATED BY THE INFLAMMATORY CYTOKINE CASCADE USING GAPDH INHIBITORS - The present invention is directed to a method of treating a subject at risk for or having a condition mediated by an inflammatory cytokine cascade comprising administering to the subject an amount of a GAPDH inhibitor effective to treat the subject at risk for or having a condition mediated by an inflammatory cytokine cascade.08-30-2012
20120219545MATERIALS AND METHODS FOR DIAGNOSING AND TREATING SHELLFISH ALLERGY - The disclosure provides materials and methods for diagnosing, treating and preventing shellfish allergic reactions, including allergic reactions to shrimp. The technology involves one or more shellfish-specific proteins selected from the group of myosin light chain, sarcoplasmic calcium-binding protein, hemocyanin, fatty acid binding protein, and troponin C, for example from shrimp, as well as encoding polynucleotides, vectors host cells, and specific binding partners for such proteins, e.g., antibodies. In compositions comprising a plurality of shellfish allergens, any of the aforementioned proteins may be included, as may arginine kinase and tropomyosin. The methods according to the disclosure include methods of making the specific binding partners such as antibodies as well as methods of using the materials of the disclosure to diagnose, treat or prevent an allergic reaction to shellfish, e.g., shrimp.08-30-2012
20120230990HUMANIZED ANTIBODIES AGAINST HUMAN IL-22RA - The invention relates to humanized antibodies against human IL-22RA and to their use in the treatment of psoriasis and other immune-mediated diseases such as psoriatic arthritis and atopic dermatitis.09-13-2012
20120230987METHODS FOR TREATING CONDITIONS ASSOCIATED WITH C-FMS - Antigen binding proteins that bind to human c-fms protein are provided. Nucleic acids encoding the antigen binding protein, vectors, and cells encoding the same are also provided. The antigen binding proteins can inhibit binding of c-fms to CSF-1, reduce monocyte migration into tumors, and reduce the accumulation of tumor-associated macrophages.09-13-2012
20120230988ANTIBODY TARGETING OSTEOCLAST-RELATED PROTEIN SIGLEC-15 - To provide a method of detecting abnormal bone metabolism by using a gene strongly expressed in an osteoclast; a method of screening a compound having a therapeutic and/or preventive effect on abnormal bone metabolism; and a pharmaceutical composition for treating and/or preventing abnormal bone metabolism. Provision of a method of detecting abnormal bone metabolism by using the expression of human Siglec-15 gene as an index; a pharmaceutical composition containing an antibody which specifically recognizes human Siglec-15 and has an activity of inhibiting osteoclast formation; and the like.09-13-2012
20120230989METHODS AND MATERIALS FOR TREATING RENAL CELL CARCINOMA - This document provides methods and materials related to treating renal cell carcinoma. For example, methods and materials for assessing a cancer patient (e.g., a renal cell carcinoma patient) for tumor or peritumoral tissue containing CD1409-13-2012
20120230981CH2 Domain Template Molecules Derived From Rational Grafting Of Donor Loops Onto CH2 Scaffolds - Novel CH2 domain template molecules wherein donor loops from a database of domains are transferred to a CH2 domain scaffold. At least one or up to three loops from a donor are transferred to the CH2 domain. The donor loops may be chosen based on length, e.g., the donor loop may have a length that is similar to that of a structural loop in the CH2 domain scaffold.09-13-2012
20120230982HIGH CONCENTRATION ANTIBODY FORMULATIONS - The present disclosure relates to, inter alia, stable aqueous solutions comprising a high concentration of an antibody that binds to human complement component C5 and methods for preparing the solutions. The disclosure also provides methods for treating or preventing complement-associated disorders (for example, age-related macular degeneration or rheumatoid arthritis) using the solutions. Also featured are therapeutic kits containing one or more of the solutions and a means for administering the solutions to a patient in need such a treatment.09-13-2012
20120230986Agent and Methods for Reducing Inflammatory Markers - A method for treating an autism spectrum condition includes administering an effective dose of a TNF-α inhibiting agent to a person having an autism spectrum condition or pervasive development disorder and at least one of elevated TNF-α in the cerebrospinal fluid or elevated TNF-α in the serum, as compared to normal conditions; and lowering at least one of the elevated TNF-α in the cerebrospinal fluid or elevated TNF-α in the serum. A TNF-α inhibiting agent includes at least one of Lenalinomide; Thalidomide; L-Carnosine; Infliximab; Etanercept; a stem cell preparation; derivatives thereof, isomers thereof, or pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof.09-13-2012
20120230985HUMANIZED ANTI-FACTOR D ANTIBODIES AND USES THEREOF - The invention relates to humanized anti-human Factor D monoclonal antibodies, their nucleic acid and amino acid sequences, the cells and vectors that harbor these antibodies and their use in the preparation of compositions and medicaments for treatment of diseases and disorders associated with excessive or uncontrolled complement activation. These antibodies are useful for diagnostics, prophylaxis and treatment of disease.09-13-2012
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20120237508FUSED AMINO PYRIDINE AS HSP90 INHIBITORS - The present invention relates to HSP90 inhibitors containing fused amino pyridine core that are useful as inhibitors of HSP90 and their use in the treatment of HSP