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Binds antigen or epitope whose amino acid sequence is disclosed in whole or in part (e.g., binds specifically-identified amino acid sequence, etc.)

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20110177086METHODS OF ANTAGONIZING SIGNAL TRANSDUCTION IN DORSAL ROOT GANGLION CELLS - Use of antagonists to IL-31Ra and OSMRb are used to treat inflammation and pain by inhibiting, preventing, reducing, minimizing, limiting or minimizing stimulation in neuronal tissues. Such antagonists include soluble receptors, antibodies and fragments, derivative, or variants thereof. Symptoms such as pain, tingle, sensitization, tickle associated with neuropathies are ameliorated.07-21-2011
20130071400LINGO binding molecules and Pharmaceutical Use Thereof - The present invention provides a binding molecule which is capable of binding to the rat, cynomolgus monkey and human LINGO polypeptide, a polynucleotide encoding such binding molecule; an expression vector comprising said polynucleotide; an expression system comprising a 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 to promote axonal regeneration/plasticity; a pharmaceutical composition comprising said binding molecule; and a method of treatment of diseases associated with axonal degeneration and demyelination.03-21-2013
20130071399Immunogen and Antivenom Against Violin Spider Venom - The invention relates to the isolation, characterisation and expression of DNA fragments encoding sphingomyelinases D from three species of 03-21-2013
20130071398PHARMACEUTICAL COMPOSITION FOR TREATING AND/OR PREVENTING CANCER - According to the present invention, a cancer antigen protein to be specifically expressed on the surfaces of cancer cells is identified and thus the use of an antibody targeting the cancer antigen protein as an agent for treating and/or preventing cancer is provided. Specifically, the present invention provides a pharmaceutical composition for treating and/or preventing a cancer, which comprises an antibody or a fragment thereof as an active ingredient having immunological reactivity with a partial polypeptide of CAPRIN-1, which is represented by any of even-numbered sequences of SEQ ID NOS: 2 to 30, wherein the polypeptide has the amino acid sequence represented by SEQ ID NO: 37 or an amino acid sequence having 80% or more sequence identity with the amino acid sequence represented by SEQ ID NO: 37.03-21-2013
20120201825CHIMERIC POLY PEPTIDES AND THE THERAPEUTIC USE THEREOF AGAINST A FLAVIVIRIDAE INFECTION - The invention relates to building a chimeric polypeptide used for preventing or treating a Flaviviridae infection. The use of the inventive chimeric polypeptide for producing recombinant viral vectors such as a measles living viral vector is also disclosed.08-09-2012
20110206678Antibodies Specific for Sclerostin and Methods for Increasing Bone Mineralization - Compositions and methods relating to antibodies that specifically bind to TGF-beta binding proteins are provided. These methods and compositions relate to altering bone mineral density by interfering with the interaction between a TGF-beta binding protein sclerostin and a TGF-beta superfamily member, particularly a bone morphogenic protein. Increasing bone mineral density has uses in diseases and conditions in which low bone mineral density typifies the condition, such as osteopenia, osteoporosis, and bone fractures.08-25-2011
20100119516ANTI-TGF-BETA RECEPTOR II ANTIBODIES - The present invention is directed to antibodies against human transforming growth factor beta receptor II (TGFβRII), pharmaceutical compositions comprising antibodies and methods of using the antibodies, alone or in combination, for example, for treating cancer and fibrosis.05-13-2010
20100119515PHARMACEUTICAL COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS USEFUL FOR MODULATING ANGIOGENESIS, INHIBITING METASTASIS AND TUMOR FIBROSIS, AND ASSESSING THE MALIGNANCY OF COLON CANCER TUMORS - Methods and compositions suitable for modulating angiogenesis in a mammalian tissue are provided. Further provided are methods suitable for inhibiting metastasis and fibrosis in a mammalian tissue and for assessing the malignancy of colon cancer tumors.05-13-2010
20090123473HUMAN BNP IMMUNOSPECIFIC ANTIBODIES - The present invention relates to antibodies that immunospecifically bind to human brain natriuretic peptide or a human brain natriuretic peptide fragment with a high binding affinity, methods for producing and selecting said antibodies, immunoassays for human brain natriuretic peptide or a human brain natriuretic peptide fragment that employ said antibodies and therapeutic compositions containing said antibodies.05-14-2009
20090123472DETECTION OF MUTATIONS IN A GENE ASSOCIATED WITH RESISTANCE TO VIRAL INFECTION, OAS1 - A method for detecting a mutation related to the gene encoding OAS1. This and other disclosed mutations correlate with resistance of humans to viral infection including hepatitis C. Also provided is a therapeutic agent consisting of a protein or polypeptide encoded by the mutated gene, or a polynucleotide encoding the protein or polypeptide. Inhibitors of human OAS1, including antisense oligonucleotides, methods, and compositions specific for human OAS1, are also provided.05-14-2009
20090123471T-Cadherin antigen arrays and uses thereof - The present invention is in the fields of medicine, public health, immunology, molecular biology and virology. The present invention provides, inter alia, a composition comprising a virus-like particle (VLP) and at least one antigen, wherein said antigen is a T-cadherin domain protein, a combination of any T-cadherin domain proteins, a T-cadherin domain fragment or a combination of any T-cadherin domain fragments, linked to the VLP respectively. The invention also provides a method for producing the aforesaid composition. The compositions of this invention are useful in the production of vaccines, in particular, for the prevention and/or treatment of T-cadherin related disease, and hereby, in particular, by inducing efficient immune responses, in particular antibody responses. Furthermore, the compositions of the invention are particularly useful to efficiently induce self-specific immune responses within the indicated context.05-14-2009
20090081226Soluble HLA-E Molecules And Their Use For Diagnosing And Treating Pathologies - The present invention relates to a purified soluble HLA-E molecule, characterized in that: 03-26-2009
20090060917Carbamate Stereoisomer - The compound of formula (I)03-05-2009
20080260742Preventives/Remedies for Cancer - The present invention provides preventives/remedies for cancer and so on. Specifically, an antibody against a protein comprising the same or substantially the same as the amino acid sequence represented by SEQ ID NO: 1, SEQ ID NO: 3, SEQ ID NO: 17, SEQ ID NO: 25, SEQ ID NO: 38 or SEQ ID NO: 48, a compound that inhibits the expression of the above protein or the expression of a gene for the above protein, and so on, are useful as preventives/remedies for cancer, etc., cancer cell apoptosis promoters, cancer cell growth inhibitors, and so on.10-23-2008
20100055105Novel Isolated And Purified Strains Of Chikungunya Virus And Polynucleotides And Polypetide Sequences, Diagnostic And Immunogenical Uses Thereof - The present invention concerns wild-strains of Chikungunya virus isolated from patients exhibiting severe forms of infection and stemming from a human arbovirosis epidemy. The present invention also concerns polypeptide sequences and fragment thereof derived from their genome, the polynucleotide encoding same and their use as diagnostic products, as vaccine and/or as immunogenic compositions.03-04-2010
20090297524Compositions monovalent for CD40L binding and methods of use - The invention relates to antibody polypeptides that monovalently bind CD40L. Antibody polypeptides that are monovalent for binding of CD40L can inhibit CD40L activity while avoiding potential undesirable effects that can occur with antibodies capable of divalent or multivalent binding of CD40L. In one aspect, a monovalent anti-CD40L antibody polypeptide consists of or comprises a single immunoglobulin variable domain that specifically binds and antagonizes the activity of CD40L, preferably without substantially agonizing CD40 and/or CD40L activity. In another aspect, the monovalent anti-CD40L antibody polypeptide is a human antibody polypeptide. The invention further encompasses methods of antagonizing CD40/CD40L interactions in an individual and methods of treating diseases or disorders involving CD40/CD40L interactions, the methods involving administering a monovalent anti-CD40L antibody polypeptide to the individual.12-03-2009
20100136015METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR REGULATING IRON HOMEOSTASIS BY MODULATION OF BMP-6 - Modulation of iron homeostasis by regulating BMP-6 activity is provided. Methods of using BMP-6 and BMP-6 protein-specific reagents, such as antibodies, for altering serum iron levels in humans are provided. Such antibodies are useful in pharmaceutical compositions for the prevention and treatment of hemochromatosis and anemia of inflammation.06-03-2010
20100015153Novel Triggering Receptor Involved in Natural Cytotoxicity Mediated by Human Natural Killer Cells and Antibodies That Identify the Same - The invention relates to a novel compound termed NKp30 that is selectively expressed by all mature NK cells and that is involved in human natural cytoxicity as an activatory receptor, to new antibodies that bind to the NKp30 structure, and to the pharmaceutical and medicinal uses thereof.01-21-2010
20100015150Tdf-related compounds and analogs thereof - The present invention relates generally to tissue differentiation factor (TDF) analogs. More specifically, the invention relates to structure-based methods and compositions useful in designing, identifying, and producing molecules which act as functional modulators of TDF-like receptors. The invention further relates to methods of detecting, preventing, and treating TDF-associated disorders.01-21-2010
20090047283COMPOUNDS 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 02-19-2009
20080305111Anti-C35 antibodies for treating cancer - The present invention is directed to methods of killing cancer cells, the methods comprising administering at least one C35 antibody and a chemotherapeutic agent. In some preferred embodiments, two C35 antibodies are administered with a chemotherapeutic agent. The present invention is further directed to C35 antibodies useful in these methods.12-11-2008
20090214547BINDING MEMBER TOWARDS PNEUMOLYSIN - The present invention relates to an anti-haemolytic binding member comprising at least one binding domain capable of specifically binding Pneumolysin, in particular to a binding member having at least two biding domains, to the use of said binding members in diagnostic methods as well as for treatment. In a preferred embodiment the binding member is an antibody, such as a human antibody, or a fragment thereof, and it may also be a bispecific antibody.08-27-2009
20080267965Use of Bcma as an Immunoregulatory Agent - The disclosure relates to B-cell maturation antigen (BCMA), a receptor for APRIL and BAFF, and its use as an immunoregulatory agent in treatment of immunological disorders such as multiple sclerosis. The disclosure provides methods and compositions for treating neurodegenerative immunological disorders in mammals by administering soluble BCMA, an antibody against BCMA, or an antibody against a BCMA ligand, e.g., APRIL or BAFF.10-30-2008
20110195070DETECTION OF GRANULOSA-CELL TUMORS - A method of detecting a granulosa-cell tumor is described herein. The method involves detecting a mutation in a sample derived from a subject, indicative of substitution of tryptophan in place of cysteine at amino acid position 134 of FOXL2 protein. The mutation may be detected as a DNA mutation 402C>G in the FOXL2 gene. Methods for screening for a granulosa-cell tumor from a blood-based assay are provided, as well as methods for making a determination that an ovarian tumor is not a granulosa-cell tumor. Kits for granulosa-cell tumors are described, and a method of treating a granulosa-cell tumor are also described.08-11-2011
20090191209METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR TARGETING POLYUBIQUITIN - Anti-K63-linked polyubiquitin monoclonal antibodies, and methods for using the antibodies, are provided.07-30-2009
20090191207COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR THE PROPHYLAXIS OR TREATMENT OF VIRAL DISEASES - The invention relates to the use preferably of at least one active ingredient for the prophylaxis or therapy of a viral disease, wherein this active ingredient inhibits at least one component of the cellular signal transduction pathway for the activation of the transcription factor NF-kB such that virus multiplication is inhibited. The present invention relates furthermore to the local, preferably aerogenic, administration of the active ingredient according to the invention for inhibiting virus multiplication. The active ingredient according to the invention may be combined with at least one further antivirally effective substance for the prophylaxis or therapy of a viral disease.07-30-2009
20080274115Soluble ErbB3 Methods of Detection and Antibodies - 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 sErbB3.11-06-2008
20100158916DIAGNOSTIC BIOMOLECULE(S) - The present invention relates to methods for the identification and/or quantification of biomolecule(s). There is also provided a novel method of identifying and/or quantitating biomolecule(s) in a proliferative cell disorder by providing at least one cyst fluid sample and determining the expression of haptoglobin protein, derivative, mutant and/or fragment thereof.06-24-2010
20100158918Polypeptides and polynucleotides encoding same - The invention provides polypeptides, designated herein as SECP polypeptides, as well as polynucleotides encoding SECP polypeptides, and antibodies that immunospecifically-bind to SECP polypeptide or polynucleotide, or derivatives, variants, mutants, or fragments thereof. The invention additionally provides methods in which the SECP polypeptide, polynucleotide, and antibody are used in the detection, prevention, and treatment of a broad range of pathological states.06-24-2010
20100158917Methods for diagnosing cancer and decreasing metastasis by cancer cells - The invention provides a protein that is a tumor marker protein. This protein can be used to prepare antibodies that bind to the tumor marker protein. These antibodies can be used to reduce, or eliminate metastasis by cancer cells that produce the tumor marker protein. In addition, the invention provides methods that can be used to diagnose cancer, and metastasis by cancer cells.06-24-2010
20090186028Detection of mutations in a gene associated with resistance to viral infection - A method for detecting a mutation related to the gene encoding LDLR. This and other disclosed mutations correlate with resistance of humans to viral infection including hepatitis C. Also provided is a therapeutic agent consisting of a protein or polypeptide encoded by the wild-type and mutated genes, or a polynucleotide encoding the protein or polypeptide. Inhibitors of human LDLR, including antisense oligonucleotides, methods, and compositions specific for human LDLR, are also provided.07-23-2009
20090017033Methods for interfering with RANKL signaling - Disclosed herein are kits for detecting RANKL protein or nucleic acids, the kits comprising isolated human RANKL polypeptides, RANKL nucleic acids and/or antibodies specific for RANKL.01-15-2009
20110300147Inhibiting tumor cell invasion, metastasis and angiogenesis - The present invention relates to new compositions and methods useful for preventing, treating and diagnosing metastatic and/or invasive cancer and undesirable angiogenesis. For example, the invention relates to inhibitors of proteases that are specifically expressed in tumors, prodrugs activated in the tumor microenvironment and methods for using those inhibitors and prodrugs to inhibit angiogenesis and tumor cell invasion.12-08-2011
20100074901HUMAN ANTI-AMYLOID ANTIBODIES, COMPOSITIONS, METHODS AND USES - The present invention relates to at least one novel human anti-amyloid antibody, including isolated nucleic acids that encode at least one anti-amyloid antibody, amyloid, vectors, host cells, transgenic animals or plants, and methods of making and using thereof, including therapeutic compositions, methods and devices.03-25-2010
20120244164BIOLOGICAL MATERIALS RELATED TO C-MET - The present invention relates to biological materials related to c-Met possibly in combination with VEGF and/or EGFR, and more in particular to polypeptides, nucleic acids encoding such polypeptides; to methods for preparing such polypeptides; to host cells expressing or capable of expressing such polypeptides; to compositions and in particular to pharmaceutical compositions that comprise such polypeptides, for prophylactic, therapeutic or diagnostic purposes. Methods and kits for assessing the responsiveness of a patient to c-Met therapy are also described and provided.09-27-2012
20100129371Method for genetic immunization by electrotransfer against a toxin and antiserum obtainable by said method - The invention concerns a method for obtaining an antiserum directed against a proteinic toxin by administering to an animal a solution comprising a genetic construct encoding a toxin immunogenic fragment, then applying an electric field in the administering zone, and isolating the serum. The invention also concerns the antiserum obtainable by the method as well as the use of the solution for making a medicine for preventing or treating a toxic effect related to absorption by a mammal of a toxin. The invention is characterized in that said medicine is formulated to be administered by electrotransfer.05-27-2010
20120183556SUPPRESSANT FOR ATHEROSCLEROSIS - The objective of the present invention is to provide an agent which is useful for suppressing actual atherosclerosis and has few side-effects. The suppressant for atherosclerosis according to the present invention is characterized in comprising an anti-HMGB1 monoclonal antibody binding to C-tail of HMGB1 as an active component.07-19-2012
20120183555SERUM MARKERS ASSOCIATED WITH EARLY AND OTHER STAGES OF BREAST CANCER - Methods for identifying disease-specific markers, in particular breast cancer markers, by electrophoretically separating serum albumin complexes in a biological sample on a membrane are provided. Electrophoretic separation profiles representing different diseases or different cancer stages can be produced, and used in the diagnosis, prognosis and treatment of these diseases. Methods for identification of a cancer peptide fragment comprising a cancer peptide motif are provided. Also provided are breast cancer and other cancer markers and antibodies that specifically recognize these markers.07-19-2012
20120183554Biomarker - Described are gastrointestinal cancer specific biomarkers comprising the nucleic acid sequence of the Engrailed-2 (EN2) gene or the amino acid sequence of the encoded EN2 protein. Also described are uses of the biomarkers in the treatment, diagnosis, monitoring and imaging of gastrointestinal cancer.07-19-2012
20120183553TREATMENT AND DIAGNOSIS OF IMMUNE DISORDERS - Disclosed are composition and methods for treating immune disorders. Also disclosed are diagnosis methods and prognosis methods.07-19-2012
20120183552KIDNEY DISEASE TARGETS AND USES THEREOF - The present invention provides a method for diagnosing and detecting diseases associated with kidney. The present invention provides one or more proteins or fragments thereof, peptides or nucleic acid molecules differentially expressed in kidney diseases (KCAT) and antibodies binds to KCATs. The present invention provides that KCATs are used as targets for screening agents that modulates the KCAT activities. Further the present invention provides methods for treating diseases associated with kidney.07-19-2012
20120183551NOVEL HUMAN P53 SPLICE VARIANT DISPLAYING DIFFERENTIAL TRANSCRIPTIONAL ACTIVITY - Novel human p53 splice variant displaying differential transcriptional activity Described is a nucleic acid molecule encoding a p53 variant characterized in that it is capable of transactivating the p21- and 14-3-3σ-promoter but not the mdm2-, bax- and PIG3-promoter. Preferably, in said p53 variant exon 7, exon 8 and/or exon 9 are partially or entirely deleted. Finally, means for inhibiting the activity of this p53 variant are described which are useful for the therapy of cancer.07-19-2012
20130078253CANCER TARGETS AND USES THEREOF - Methods and compositions are provided for assessing, treating, and preventing diseases, especially cancer, using cancer-associated targets (“CAT”). Methods and compositions are also provided for determining or predicting the effectiveness of a treatment for these diseases or for selecting a treatment, using CAT. Methods and compositions are further provided for modulating cell function using CAT. Also provided are compositions that modulate CAT (e.g., antagonists or agonists), such as antibodies, proteins, small molecule compounds, and nucleic acid agents (e.g., RNAi and antisense agents), as well as pharmaceutical compositions thereof. Further provided are methods of screening for agents that modulate CAT, and agents identified by these screening methods.03-28-2013
20100150929Peptide Associated with Rheumatic Fever (PARF) and Its Use as a Diagnostic Marker - The present invention relates to a streptococcal octapeptide AXYLXXLN, and preferably to the octapeptide AXYLZZLN, designated as peptide associated with rheumatic fever (PARF) that, through its interaction with human collagen, plays a crucial role in the pathogenesis of rheumatic fever. PARF therefore represents a marker for rheumatic fever associated strains and provides a target for therapies, and in particular preventive therapies.06-17-2010
20100150928METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS RELATING TO ZPA POLYPEPTIDES - The present invention provides ZPA polypeptides, antibodies, nucleic acid molecules, antagonists, agonists, potentiators and compositions relating to ZPA polypeptides, and methods of identifying, making and using the same, that are useful for treating and preventing diseases and for medical diagnosis and research. The present invention also provides model systems for the intrinsic apoptotic pathway.06-17-2010
20100034822Haemophilus Influenzae Type B - Polypeptides comprising various amino acid sequences derived from 02-11-2010
20130084298NOVEL ANTI-CLATHRIN HEAVY CHAIN MONOCLONAL ANTIBODY FOR INHIBITION OF TUMOR ANGIOGENESIS AND GROWTH AND APPLICATION THEREOF - A purified monoclonal antibody, or an. antigen-binding portion thereof, which specifically binds to human clathrin heavy chain (CHC) is disclosed. The antibody, or antigen-binding portion, thereof, exhibits at least one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, or all eight of the following properties: (a) specifically binds to pancreatic adenocarcinoma cells; (b) binding to the cell surface and cytosol of cancer cells and tumor blood vessels; (c) internalized by CHC-expressing cells; (d) inhibiting tumor growth, invasion ability, migration, and angiogenesis; (e) inducing apoptosis in cancer cells and human umbilical vein endothelial cells; (f) inhibiting tumor growth and tumor blood vessels in pancreatic cancer in vivo; (g) suppressing epidermal growth factor, transferrin, and VEGF internalizations by cancer cells; and (h) suppressing hypoxia-inducible factor-1α expression and vascular endothelial growth factor secretion. Methods for inhibiting tumor cell growth and/or angiogenesis, and detecting cancer in a subject is also disclosed.04-04-2013
20130034561ISOLATED MAMMALIAN MONOCYTE CELL GENES; RELATED REAGENTS - Nucleic acids encoding various monocyte cell proteins from a primate, reagents related thereto, including specific antibodies, and purified proteins are described. Methods of using said reagents and related diagnostic kits are also provided.02-07-2013
20130034560RECOMBINANT PROTEINS FOR USE IN VACCINE, ANTIBODIES AGAINST SAID PROTEINS, AND DIAGNOSTIC AND THERAPEUTIC METHODS INCLUDING THE SAME - The present invention relates to proteins and/or fragments and derivatives thereof and their use as vaccines and in biotechnological methods. The vaccines particularly include immunogenic proteins in 02-07-2013
20130034559Targeted Binding Agents Against B7-H1 - Human monoclonal antibodies directed against B7-H1 and uses of these antibodies in diagnostics and for the treatment of diseases associated with the activity and/or expression of B7-H1 are disclosed. Additionally, hybridomas or other cell lines expressing such antibodies are disclosed02-07-2013
20090311260Compositions and methods for the diagnosis and treatment of inflammatory bowel disorders - The present invention is directed to compositions of matter useful for the diagnosis and treatment of inflammatory bowel diseases in mammals and to methods of using those compositions of matter for the same.12-17-2009
20130078255SERUM AND TISSUE BIOMARKERS OF HUMAN HCC - The application is based on the surprising finding that proteins regulated by increased c-myc activity in the liver can be used as sis and/or treatment monitoring of cancer and dysplasia, in particular of liver cell dysplasia and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), and wherein the proteins are selected from a first group consisting of Polymeric immunoglobulin receptor, Phosphatidylinositol—glycan—specific phospholipase D, Alpha—fetoprotein, Antithrombin 3, Apolipoprotein E, Apolipoprotein M, Fibrinogen beta-chain, Haptoglobin, Paraoxonase 1, Retinol binding protein, Serum amyloid P- component, Transthyretin, or from a second group consisting of Afamin, Glutathione peroxidase 3, Hemopexin, Major urinary protein, Serine protease inhibitor A3K. Consequently, medical uses of said proteins, of corresponding compositions, of corresponding antibodies, of corresponding siRNA and of corresponding nucleotide sequences are claimed. Also claimed are corresponding kits and corresponding methods and procedures.03-28-2013
20130078254GENES OF AN OTITIS MEDIA ISOLATE OF NONTYPEABLE HAEMOPHILUS INFLUENZAE - The invention relates to the polynucleotide sequence of a nontypeable stain of 03-28-2013
20130084297Anti-ErbB3 Antibodies and Uses Thereof - The present invention provides antibodies that bind to ErbB3 and methods of using same. According to certain embodiments of the invention, the antibodies are fully human antibodies that bind to human ErbB3. In certain embodiments, the antibodies of the present invention block the interaction of ErbB3 with an ErbB3 ligand such as neuregulin 1. The antibodies of the invention are useful for the treatment of various cancers.04-04-2013
20130084296MODULATION OF SRPX2-MEDIATED ANGIOGENESIS - The present invention relates to nucleic acids and antibodies against SRPX2 and SRPX2 protein function in angiogenesis. Angiogenesis-related conditions, such as cancer or wound healing, can be treated by the composition comprising the SRPX2 antagonists or agonists, respectively.04-04-2013
20130039916ENGINEERED ANTI-IL-23p19 ANTIBODIES - Engineered antibodies to human IL-23p19 are provided, as well as uses thereof, e.g. in treatment of inflammatory, autoimmune, and proliferative disorders.02-14-2013
20130039914NOVEL HUMAN GENES RELATING TO RESPIRATORY DISEASES AND OBESITY - This invention relates to isolated nucleic acids comprising genes of human chromosome 12q23-qter and the proteins encoded by these genes. Expression vectors and host cells containing such genes or fragments thereof, as well as antibodies to the proteins encoded by these nucleic acids are also included herein.02-14-2013
20130039918Pharmaceutical Composition Using Connective-tissue Growth Factor - This disclosure relates to an angiogenesis-related pharmaceutical composition using connective tissue growth factor, more particularly to a pharmaceutical composition for promoting angiogenesis containing the connective tissue growth factor or a pharmaceutical composition for inhibiting angiogenesis containing at least one selected from the group consisting of polypeptide, antibody and a compound binding to connective tissue growth factor. The fragment of connective tissue growth factor protein, which was found out in the present invention, is a binding region to FPRL1, effectively induces FPRL1-specific ERK phosphorylation, activates FPRL1 to increase intracellular Ca02-14-2013
20130039917DIAGNOSTIC AND THERAPEUTIC TARGET - The present invention relates to an in vitro method for assessing the risk that a subject suffers from a cancer, comprising measuring the expression level of Proline/arginine-rich end leucine repeat protein (PRELP) in cells from said subject, wherein an increased expression level of PRELP, as compared to healthy donors, indicates an increased probability of said subject suffering from cancer. It further relates to antibodies specific for PRELP and their use in diagnosis and therapy as well as a method for indicating a cell as a cancer cell.02-14-2013
20130039915SIGLEC 15 ANTIBODIES IN TREATING BONE LOSS-RELATED DISEASE - Novel antibodies and antigen binding fragments that specifically binds to Siglec-15 are described herein In some embodiments, the antibodies or antigen binding fragments may block the biological activity of Siglec-15 and are useful in composition for the treatment of bone loss, more particularly in bone diseases that have increased cell surface expression of Siglec-15, such as conditions where there is an increase in the bone degradative activity of osteoclasts. The invention also relates to cells expressing the antibodies or antigen binding fragments such as monoclonal, humanized or chimeric antibodies Additionally, methods of detecting and treating bone loss, bone-related diseases or cancer using the antibodies and fragments are also disclosed.02-14-2013
20100098697Chlamydia trachomatis antigens - Proteins encoded by 04-22-2010
20080286275Antigen Binding Proteins Directed Against Scavenger Receptor B1 that Inhibit Hcv Replication - The present invention features antigen binding protein that bind to a SR-BI target region identified herein as a region involved in HCV E2 binding. Identified target regions are regions bound by a single-chain antibody of SEQ ID NOs: 1, 2, 3 or 4.11-20-2008
20090214549Antigenic Epitopes Of Inteleukin-21, Related Antibodies And Their Use In Medical Field - The present invention relates to antigenic epitopes of interleukin-21, related antibodies and their use in medical field, in particular for the treatment of immune-inflammatory diseases characterized by an enhanced production and/or activity of IL-21, such as for example chronic inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD), celiac disease and psoriasis.08-27-2009
20120263724Escherichia coli o157:h7 proteins and uses thereof - Immunogenic 10-18-2012
20100111962Determining and Reducing Immunoresistance to a Botulinum Toxin Therapy Using Botulinum Toxin B Peptides - The present invention provides BoNT/B peptides, BoNT/B peptide compositions, tolerogizing compositions, immune response inducing compositions, as well as methods of determining immunoresistance to botulinum toxin therapy in an individual, methods of treating immunoresistance to botulinum toxin therapy in an individual, methods of reducing anti-botulinum toxin antibodies in an individual and methods of inducing a BoNT/B immune response an individual.05-06-2010
20100111960ANTI-IL-20, ANTI-IL-22 AND ANTI-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
20100111957METHODS OF DIAGNOSING AND TREATING CYTOMEGALOVIRUS DISEASES - Anti CMV antibodies are provided. Thus an antibody of the present invention comprises an antigen recognition domain capable of binding an MHC molecule being complexed with a cytomegalovirus (CMV) pp65 or pp64 peptide, wherein the antibody does not bind said MHC molecule in an absence of said complexed peptide, and wherein the antibody does not bind said peptide in an absence of said MHC molecule. Also provided are methods of using the antibodies.05-06-2010
20130136747ANTI-AMYLOID BETA ANTIBODIES AND THEIR USE - The present invention relates to antibody molecules capable of specifically recognizing two regions of the β-A4 peptide, wherein the first region comprises the amino acid sequence AEFRHDSGY as shown in SEQ ID NO: 1 or a fragment thereof and wherein the second region comprises the amino acid sequence VHHQKLVFFAEDVG as shown in SEQ ID NO: 2 or a fragment thereof. Furthermore, nucleic acid molecules encoding the inventive antibody molecules and vectors and hosts comprising said nucleic acid molecules are disclosed. In addition, the present invention provides for compositions, preferably pharmaceutical or diagnostic compositions, comprising the compounds of the invention as well as for specific uses of the antibody molecules, nucleic acid molecules, vectors or hosts of the invention.05-30-2013
20130209474WISE/SOST NUCLEIC ACID SEQUENCES AND AMINO ACID SEQUENCES - The present invention relates to nucleic acid sequences and amino acid sequences which influence bone deposition, the Wnt pathway, ocular development, tooth development, and may bind to LRP. The nucleic acid sequence and polypeptides include Wise and Sost as well as a family of molecules which express a cysteine knot polypeptide. Additionally, the present invention relates to various molecular tools derived from the nucleic acids and polypeptides including vectors, transfected host cells, monochronal antibodies, Fab fragments, and methods for impacting the pathways.08-15-2013
20130209471DC-STAMP ANTIBODIES - Provided herein are antibodies that specifically bind an epitope of DC-STAMP. Specifically, provided herein are monoclonal antibodies that bind an epitope of DC-STAMP, wherein the epitope comprises the amino acid sequence Glu-Val-His-Leu-Lys-Leu-His-Gly-Glu-Lys-Gln-Gly-Thr-Gln (SEQ ID NO:1). Optionally, the epitope comprises the amino acid sequence His-Gly-Glu-Lys-Gln-Gly-Thr-Gln (SEQ ID NO:2). Optionally, the epitope comprises the amino acid sequence Lys-Gln-Gly-Thr-Gln (SEQ ID NO:3).08-15-2013
20090098130GLUCAGON-LIKE PROTEIN-1 RECEPTOR (GLP-1R) AGONIST COMPOUNDS - The present invention provides GA targeting compounds which comprise GA targeting agent-linker conjugates linked to a combining site of an antibody. Various uses of the compounds are provided, including methods to prevent or treat diabetes or diabetes-related conditions.04-16-2009
20090155281METHODS OF USING ANTIBODIES THAT BIND BOTH BCMA AND TACI - Molecules that interfere with the binding of a tumor necrosis factor receptor with its ligand, such as a soluble receptor or an anti-receptor antibody, have proven usefulness in both basic research and as therapeutics. The present invention provides antibodies that bind two tumor necrosis factor receptor family members: the transmembrane activator and calcium modulator and cyclophilin ligand-interactor (TACI) receptor, and the B-cell maturation (BCMA) receptor.06-18-2009
20090155280Immunoglobulin Cleavage Fragments as Disease Indicators and Compositions for Detecting and Binding Such - The invention relates to antibody compositions and use of the composition to detect disease processes associated with elaboration of proteases. The reagents are directed to assessing an IgG breakdown product that is the result of such proteolytic cleavage. The invention further relates to the use of a therapeutic immunospecific for IgG breakdown products retaining antigen binding but having lost effector functions.06-18-2009
20100104575POLYNUCLEOTIDES 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.04-29-2010
20100104576MAMMALIAN GENES; RELATED REAGENTS AND METHODS - Nucleic acids encoding mammalian, e.g., primate or rodent, genes, purified proteins and fragments thereof. Antibodies, both polyclonal and monoclonal, are also provided. Methods of using the compositions for both diagnostic and therapeutic utilities are provided.04-29-2010
20100104574Frizzled-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.04-29-2010
20090155279Pseudomonas Aeruginosa Outer Membrane Protein PA5158 - An object of the present invention is to provide a protein or peptide antigen and an antibody against it, for use in the diagnosis, prevention, or treatment of diseases associated with 06-18-2009
20090155278Claudins as Markers for Early Detection, Diagnosis, Prognosis and as Targets of Therapy for Breast and Metastatic Brain or Bone Cancer - Methods of diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment of breast cancer, and of metastatic brain cancer, are provided The diagnostic and prognostic methods involve the immunohistochemical detection of the level of expression of the proteins claudin 1, 3, 4, and 7 in tissue or cell samples. Claudins 1 and 7 are underexpressed in the majority of breast cancers, and claudins 3 and 4 are overexpressed. The methods of treatment involve the use of 06-18-2009
20090155277Use of immunesuppressant receptor - The present invention relates to use of an antagonist of BIR1 (B cell immunoglobulin receptor 1) related to the present invention, a method for screening the antagonist, in addition to subtype polypeptides of BIR1, the polynucleotide encoding them and antibodies for the polypeptides.06-18-2009
20100040621Novel polpeptide and use thereof - The present invention provides various useful polypeptides and so on. In particular, a polypeptide comprising the amino acid sequence represented by SEQ ID NO: 4, SEQ ID NO: 5, SEQ ID NO: 6, SEQ ID NO: 7, SEQ ID NO: 8 or SEQ ID NO: 9, a compound or its salt that promotes the activity of said polypeptide, etc. can be utilized as a preventive/therapeutic agent for, e.g., renal edema, dysuria, hyponatremia, syndrome of inappropriate secretion of antidiuretic hormone, hypertension or the like. Furthermore, a compound or its salt that inhibits the activity of the polypeptide is useful as a preventive/therapeutic agent for, e.g., urine storage disorders, polyuria, diabetes insipidus, hypernatremia, metabolic alkalosis, hypokalemia, Cushing syndrome or the like. Moreover, the polypeptide comprising the amino acid sequence represented by SEQ ID NO: 7, SEQ ID NO: 8 or SEQ ID NO: 9 can be utilized as a preventive/therapeutic agent for anorexia, etc., an eating (appetite) stimulant, or the like.02-18-2010
20100040623NEURITOGENIC AND NEURONAL SURVIVAL PROMOTING PEPTIDES DERIVED FROM THE FAMILY OF S-100 PROTEINS - The present invention relates to peptide fragments derived from proteins of the S-100 family promoting neural cell survival, differentiation and proliferation. The invention further relates to pharmaceutical compositions comprising said peptide fragments and uses thereof for treatment of diseases and conditions where the effects of stimulating neural cell proliferation, differentiation and/or survival, and/or stimulating neural plasticity associated with learning and memory are beneficial for treatment.02-18-2010
20100040622NETRIN-RELATED COMPOSITIONS AND USES - The present invention provides methods and compositions for modulating proliferation, differentiation, migration, and adhesion of cardiovascular cell types.02-18-2010
20100040624Human Tumor Necrosis Factor TR21 and Methods Based Thereon - The present invention relates to TR21 polypeptides. In particular, isolated nucleic acid molecules are provided encoding human TR21 protein. TR21 polypeptides are also provided as are vectors, host cells and recombinant methods for producing the same. The invention further relates to screening methods for identifying agonists and antagonists of TR21 activity.02-18-2010
20090162366HUMAN MONOCLONAL ANTIBODIES TO INFLUENZA M2 PROTEIN AND METHODS OF MAKING AND USING SAME - Human, humanized and chimeric monoclonal antibodies that bind to influenza M2 protein. The antibodies are useful for, among other things, treatment, diagnostics, purifying and isolating M2 or influenza virus, and identifying the presence of M2 or influenza virus in a sample or a subject.06-25-2009
20090110681Anti-M-CSF Antibody Compositions - The present invention provides for compositions of anti-M-CSF antibodies comprising a chelating agent and/or histidine. Also provided are methods of treating M-CSF-mediated disorders with pharmaceutical formulations of anti-M-CSF anti-bodies, including inflammatory diseases and neoplasia disorders.04-30-2009
20130045210PHARMACEUTICAL COMPOSITION FOR TREATING AND/OR PREVENTING CANCER - According to the present invention, a cancer antigen protein to be specifically expressed on the surfaces of cancer cells is identified and thus the use of an antibody targeting the cancer antigen protein as an agent for treating and/or preventing a cancer is provided. Specifically, the present invention provides a pharmaceutical composition for treating and/or preventing a cancer, which comprises an antibody or a fragment thereof as an active ingredient having immunological reactivity with a partial polypeptide of CAPRIN-1, wherein CAPRIN-1 is represented by any of the even-numbered sequences of SEQ ID NOS: 2 to 30, and wherein the partial polypeptide comprises the amino acid sequence represented by SEQ ID NO: 37 or an amino acid sequence having 80% or more sequence identity with the amino acid sequence.02-21-2013
20130045208Methods for the Treatment of an Infectious Bacterial Disease with an Anti-Lactone or Lactone Derived Signal Molecules Antibody - The present invention relates to methods for the control of virulence of infectious bacteria by modulating the extra-cellular concentration of bacterial cell signalling molecules. Derivatives of cell signalling molecules are conjugated to suitable carrier proteins and used to isolate high affinity receptors recognising the native signal molecule(s). By binding to signalling molecules, the receptors reduce and maintain extra-cellular concentrations of signal molecules below the threshold level that would otherwise result in certain opportunistic pathogens adopting a virulent form, and can transform virulent organisms to non-virulent states. These receptors have applications for the treatment of individuals with susceptibility to infection, the treatment of patients with existing infections, in disease monitoring and management, and in related applications where the host for infection is an animal or plant.02-21-2013
20130045209WNT-Binding Agents and Uses Thereof - Novel anti-cancer agents, including, but not limited to, antibodies, that bind to human Wnt(s) are provided. A conserved domain within Wnt that is suitable as a target for anti-cancer agents is 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.02-21-2013
20130039919NOVEL PLASMINOGEN RECEPTOR, POLYPEPTIDES AND ANTIBODIES THEREOF - The invention relates to C9orf46 homolog, a novel murine membrane protein, and its orthologs in human, mouse and all other species, termed Plg-R02-14-2013
20100143360HUMAN VASCULAR ENDOTHELIAL GROWTH FACTOR 2 - Disclosed is a human VEGF2 polypeptide and DNA(RNA) encoding such VEGF2 polypeptides. Also provided is a procedure for producing such polypeptide by recombinant techniques and antibodies and antagonist against such polypeptide. Also disclosed is a method of using such polypeptide for stimulating wound healing and for vascular tissue repair. Also provided are methods of using the antagonists to inhibit tumor growth, inflammation and to treat diabetic retinopathy, rheumatoid arthritis and psoriasis. Diagnostic methods for detecting mutations in the VEGF2 coding sequence and alterations in the concentration of VEGF2 protein in a sample derived from a host are also disclosed.06-10-2010
20100092471Porphyromonas Gingivalis Polypeptides Useful in the Prevention of Periodontal Disease - The invention is directed to vaccine compositions and methods based on 04-15-2010
20120164146ISOLATED MONOPHOSPHORYLATED PEPTIDE DERIVED FROM HUMAN ALPHA-ENOLASE USEFUL FOR DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT OF PANCREATIC ADENOCARCINOMA, ANTIBODIES DIRECTED AGAINST THE SAID MONOPHOSPHORYLATED PEPTIDE, AND USES THEREOF - An isolated peptide of 12-20 amino acids in length comprising the amino acid sequence SEQ ID NO:1, wherein the serine residue (S) at position 8 of SEQ ID NO:1 is phosphorylated, is provided. Also provided is a human monophosphorylated alpha-enolase isoform wherein the serine residue (S) at position 419 of the human alpha-enolase amino acid sequence (SEQ ID NO:2) is phosphorylated and in which other post-translational modifications may be present. Further provided are antibodies capable of specifically binding the peptide and/or the isoform of the invention. The peptide, the isoform and the antibodies of the invention may be used in the diagnosis and/or amelioration and/or treatment of pancreatic adenocarcinoma.06-28-2012
20090068188C-C chemokine receptor 3 proteins - The present invention relates to methods of inhibiting a mammalian C-C chemokine receptor 3 protein (CCR3). The invention further relates to methods of treating an inflammatory disease or condition. Administration of a compound which inhibits or promotes CCR3 function to an individual in need of therapy provides a new approach to selective modulation of leukocyte function, which is useful in a variety of inflammatory and autoimmune diseases, or in the treatment of infections. As a major leukocyte chemokine receptor present in leukocytes such as eosinophils and lymphocytes, the receptor provides a key target for drug screening and design.03-12-2009
20130028902OSTEOCALCIN AS A TREATMENT FOR MALE REPRODUCTIVE DISORDERS - Methods and compositions for treating, preventing, or diagnosing disorders related to reproduction in male mammals, preferably humans, are provided. The methods generally involve modulation of the OST-PTP signaling pathway or the PTP-IB signaling pathway involving gamma-carboxylase and osteocalcin. Disorders amenable to treatment by the methods include, but are not limited to, male infertility, low sperm count, impaired sperm motility, impaired sperm viability, low testosterone levels, reduced libido, erectile dysfunction, underdevelopment of testes, and excess apoptosis in testes.01-31-2013
20130028901NOVEL RECEPTOR TREM (TRIGGERING RECEPTOR EXPRESSED ON MYELOID CELLS) AND USES THEREOF - Novel activating receptors of the Ig super-family expressed on human myeloid cells, called TREM(s) (triggering receptor expressed on myeloid cells) are provided. Specifically, two (2) members of TREMs, TREM-1 and TREM-2 are disclosed. TREM-1 is a transmembrane glycoprotein expressed selectively on blood neutrophils and a subset of monocytes but not on lymphocytes and other cell types and is upregulated by bacterial and fungal products. Use of TREM-1 in treatment and diagnosis of various inflammatory diseases is also provided. TREM-2 is also a transmembrane glycoprotein expressed selectively on mast cells and peripheral dendritic cells (DCs) but not on granulocytes or monocytes. DC stimulation via TREM-2 leads to DC maturation and resistance to apoptosis, and induces strong upregulation of CCR7 and subsequent chemotaxis toward macrophage inflammatory protein 3-β. TREM-2 has utility in modulating host immune responses in various immune disorders, including autoimmune diseases and allergic disorders.01-31-2013
20130028900METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR THE GENERATION AND USE OF CONFORMATION-SPECIFIC ANTIBODIES - The present invention features methods and compositions for the generation and use of conformation-specific anti-bodies or fragments thereof.01-31-2013
20090181024NOVEL COMPOSITION 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 diseases.07-16-2009
20130089559BINDING MEMBERS FOR HUMAN CYTOMEGALOVIRUS - The invention relates to binding members, especially antibody molecules, which may neutralise the biological effects of human cytomegalovirus (hCMV). The binding members may be useful for the treatment and prophylaxis of hCMV infection.04-11-2013
20130089558DENGUE AND WEST NILE VIRUSES PROTEINS AND GENES CODING THE FOREGOING, AND THEIR USE IN VACCINAL, THERAPEUTIC AND DIAGNOSTIC APPLICATIONS - The present invention relates to the development of viral vectors expressing different immunogens from the West Nile Encephalitis Virus (WNV) or the Dengue virus which are able to induce protective humoral and cellular immune responses against WNV or Dengue virus infections. More specifically, the present invention relates to three (3) antigens from WNV (the secreted envelope glycoprotein (E), the heterodimer glycoproteins (pre-M-E) and the NSI protein) and from Dengue virus (the secreted envelope glycoprotein (e), the heterodimer glycoproteins (pre-m-e) and the nsl protein) and their use in vaccinal, therapeutic and diagnostic applications.04-11-2013
20100136011ANTIBODIES THAT BIND TO OBM - Novel proteins and polypeptides binding to osteoclastogenesis inhibitory factor (OCIF) (OCIF-binding molecules, OBMs) and nucleic acids encoding these proteins and polypeptides are provided. Processes for producing these proteins, polypeptides, and nucleic acid molecules by genetic engineering are provided. Medicinal compounds are provided which comprise proteins and nucleic acids according to the invention, as well as proteins which bind to OBM, including anti-OBM antibodies. These compounds may be used for the treatment of bone disease.06-03-2010
20100136017DIAGNOSTIC TUMOR MARKERS, DRUG SCREENING FOR TUMORIGENESIS INHIBITION, AND COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR TREATMENT OF CANCER - The invention provides a series of compositions, methods, kits, articles and species associated primarily with the diagnosis and/or treatment of cell proliferation, specifically cancer. Cell proliferation associated with aberrant expression of MUC1 is particularly focused upon. Mechanisms associated with MUC1 cell proliferation are discussed.06-03-2010
20100136014GIPs, a Family of Polypeptides with Transcription Factor Activity that Interact with Goodpasture Antigen Binding Protein - The present invention provides isolated GPBP-interacting 90 and 130 kDa polypeptides, and portions thereof (GIP90/130 polypeptides), antibodies to the GIP90/130 polypeptides, and pharmaceutical compositions thereof. The present invention also provides isolated GIP90/130 nucleic acid sequences, expression vectors comprising the nucleic acid sequences, and host cells transfected with the expression vectors. The invention further provides methods for detecting the GIP90/130 polypeptides or nucleic acid sequences, methods for inhibiting interactions between GPBP and GIP90/130 polypeptides, between pol k76 and GIP90/130 polypeptides or aggregation of GIP90/130 polypeptides, and methods for treating patients with autoimmune disorders or cancer.06-03-2010
20090324597ULBP antibodies - The invention is directed to purified and isolated novel ULBP polypeptides, the nucleic acids encoding such polypeptides, processes for production of recombinant forms of such polypeptides, antibodies generated against these polypeptides, fragmented peptides derived from these polypeptides, and the uses of the above. ULBP polypeptide can be found on the surface of human B cell lymphomas. Mammalian forms of ULBP polypeptide in isolated or purified forms are provided. In addition, isolated nucleic acids encoding ULBP polypeptides and expression vectors comprising a cDNA encoding ULBP polypeptides are provided. The ULBP polypeptides can be isolated or synthesized and used to prepare antibodies, and in particular monoclonal antibodies, against the polypeptides. The antibodies, in turn, are useful for detecting the presence of ULBP polypeptides in human cell samples, which can be correlated with the existence of a malignant condition in a patient. ULBP polypeptides stimulate IFN-γ production, NK cell proliferation, and CTL activity.12-31-2009
20110002933DR4 ANTIBODIES AND USES THEREOF - Death Receptor 4 (DR4) antibodies are provided. The DR4 antibodies may be included in pharmaceutical compositions, articles of manufacture, or kits. Methods of treatment and diagnosis using the DR4 antibodies are also provided.01-06-2011
20090304702GENE EXPRESSED IN PROSTATE CANCER AND METHODS OF USE - A polypeptide is disclosed that is specifically detected in the cells of the prostate, termed Splice Variant-Novel Gene Expressed in Prostate (SV-NGEP). Polynucleotides encoding SV-NGEP are also disclosed, as are vectors including these polynucleotides. Host cells transformed with these polynucleotides are also disclosed. Antibodies and immunoconjugates are disclosed that specifically bind SV-NGEP. Methods are disclosed for using an NGEP polypeptide, an antibody that specifically binds SV-NGEP, or a polynucleotide encoding SV-NGEP. Assays are disclosed for the detection prostate cancer. Pharmaceutical compositions including an SV-NGEP polypeptide, an antibody that specifically binds SV-NGEP, or a polynucleotide encoding SV-NGEP are also disclosed. These pharmaceutical compositions are of use in the treatment of prostate cancer.12-10-2009
20090304699METHODS OF TREATING FIBROSIS - Methods and compositions for treating fibrosis are disclosed.12-10-2009
20090304698MODULATION OF OVULATION - The present invention is directed to the identification of a novel domain of functional significance on the GDF-9 and GDF-9B molecules and to peptides and antibodies which interact with the domain to modulate the biological activity of these molecules to alter mammalian ovarian function and ovulation rate.12-10-2009
20090304700CONFORMATION SPECIFIC ANTIBODIES THAT BIND TREFOIL FACTORS - The present invention relates to conformation specific antibodies to TFF and compositions thereof. The present invention also relates to methods of regulation of cellular proliferation, survival and/or oncogenicity, particularly methods for the treatment of cancers, tumors and proliferative disorders.12-10-2009
20090117117TARGETING ABCB5 FOR CANCER THERAPY - The invention relates to methods for treating a subject by manipulating ABCB5 on a cell as well as related products. The methods include methods of treating cancer using ABCB5 binding molecules such as antibodies and fragments thereof.05-07-2009
20090041774Haemophilus influenzae type IV pili - The invention described herein relates to a 02-12-2009
20090041773METHODS FOR DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT OF PROLIFERATIVE DISORDERS MEDIATED BY CD40 SIGNALING - Methods for identifying subjects having a cancer or pre-malignant condition that will benefit from anti-CD40 therapeutic agents that modulate CD40L-mediated CD40 signaling are provided. The methods comprise the use of biomarkers of cellular apoptosis, cell proliferation and survival, and CD40 signaling pathways to monitor ex vivo response to one or more anti-CD40 therapeutic agents of interest that modulate CD40 signaling on CD40-expressing neoplastic cells. The ex vivo prognostic assays can be used alone or in conjunction with other prognostic assays to identify candidate subjects who will benefit from treatment with anti-CD40 therapeutic agents. Methods of the invention also comprise the use of these biomarkers to monitor in vivo efficacy of treatment with an anti-CD40 therapeutic agent.02-12-2009
20110008347CANCER-RELATED PROTEIN KINASES - The present invention relates to mutant kinase polypeptides and kinase variants selected from the group consisting of AATYK (AATK), ABL1, ACK1, ALK, ARG, AXL, BMX, BRK, BTK, CCK4, CSFR1, CSK, DDR1, DDR2, EGFR, EPHA1, EPHA2, EPHA3, EPHA4, EPHA5, EPHA6, EPHA7, EPHA10, EPHB1, EPHB2, EPHB3, EPHB4, EPHB6, FAK, FER, FES, FGFR1, FGFR2, FGFR4, FLT3, FRK, FYN, HER2, HER3, HER4, IGF1R, INSR, ITK, JAK1, JAK2, JAK3, LCK, LMTK2 (AATYK2/BREK), LYN, MATK, MER, MET, NTRK1, NTRK2, NTRK3, PDGRFA, PDGFRB, PTK-9, PYK2, RET, RON, ROR1, ROR2, ROS, RYK, STYK, SYK, TEC, TEK, TIE, TNK1, TXK, TYK2, TYRO3, VEGFR1, VEGFR2, VEGFR3, YES1, and ZAP70, nucleotide sequences encoding the mutant kinase polypeptides and kinase variants, as well as various products and methods useful for the diagnosis and treatment of various kinase-related diseases and conditions, including the screening for and identification of novel protein kinase modulators.01-13-2011
20130071401METHODS OF TREATING DIABETES AND COMPOSITIONS CAPABLE OF SAME - A composition of matter is disclosed which comprises isolated oligomers of human islet amyloid polypeptide (IAPP). Antibodies recognizing same are also disclosed. Use of the composition of matter and the antibodies are also disclosed.03-21-2013
20130071397INHIBITORS OF VASCULAR ENDOTHELIAL GROWTH FACTOR (VEGF) RECEPTORS AND METHODS OF USE THEREOF - The present invention provides moieties that bind to the most membrane-proximal Ig-like domain of the ectodomain (D7) of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) receptors, wherein the moieties antagonize the activity of the VEGF receptor.03-21-2013
20090092615TARGETING OF NOTCH3 RECEPTOR FUNCTION FOR CANCER THERAPY - The present invention involves the use of peptides from Notch3, and antibodies that recognize epitopes represented by those peptides, as anti-cancer agents. Methods of combination therapy using standard anti-cancer protocols in conjunction with Notch3 peptides and antibodies also are provided.04-09-2009
20090092614Anti-IGF-1R Antibodies and Uses Thereof - The invention relates to antibodies which bind to insulin like growth factor receptor-1 (IGF-1R) and uses thereof, in particular in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer. Specific human and murine monoclonal antibodies which inhibit IGF-1R-mediated pro-survival and tumor proliferation pathways, and variants, fragments, and derivatives thereof are provided. Also provided are specific human and murine monoclonal antibodies capable of synergistically inhibiting the ability of the ligands, insulin like growth factor 1 (IGF-1) and insulin like growth factor 2 (IGF-2), to bind to IGF-1R; as well as fragments, variants and derivatives of such antibodies. Antibodies of the invention produce such synergistic effects via allosteric and/or competitive inhibition of IGF-1R ligand binding.04-09-2009
20110177078Immunogen and Antivenom Against Violin Spider Venom - The invention relates to the isolation, characterisation and expression of DNA fragments encoding sphingomyelinases D from three species of 07-21-2011
20130058945Antigenic GM-CSF Peptides and Antibodies to GM-CSF - Hybridoma lines that secrete human monoclonal antibodies with high binding specificity and biological activity, particularly neutralizing activity against granulocyte-macrophage colony stimulating factor, and methods of generating the hybridoma lines are provided. Target antigens and epitopes are also provided. The antibodies may be used in therapeutic methods, for example in the treatment of cancer, infectious disease, or autoimmune disease.03-07-2013
20130058944ANTIGEN BINDING PROTEINS TO PROPROTEIN CONVERTASE SUBTILISIN KEXIN TYPE 9 (PCSK9) - Antigen binding proteins that interact with Proprotein Convertase Subtilisin Kexin Type 9 (PCSK9) are described. Methods of treating hypercholesterolemia and other disorders by administering a pharmaceutically effective amount of an antigen binding protein to PCSK9 are described. Methods of detecting the amount of PCSK9 in a sample using an antigen binding protein to PCSK9 are described.03-07-2013
20130058942HUMAN BETA-ADRENERGIC RECEPTOR KINASE POLYPEPTIDE AND METHODS - Various embodiments of the invention provide human kinases and phosphatases (KPP) polypeptides and polynucleotides which identify and encode KPP. Embodiments of the invention also provide expression vectors, host cells, antibodies, agonists, and antagonists. Other embodiments provide methods for diagnosing, treating, or preventing disorders associated with aberrant expression of KPP.03-07-2013
20130058941MONOCLONAL ANTIBODIES AND BINDING FRAGMENTS THEREOF DIRECTED TO THE MELANOCORTIN-4 RECEPTOR AND THEIR USE IN THE TREATMENT OF CACHEXIA AND RELATED CONDITIONS AND DISEASES - Disclosed are monoclonal antibodies, binding fragments, and derivatives thereof directed to the human melanocortin-4 receptor, as well as pharmaceutical compositions including the same, the therapeutic uses, including methods for treating cachexia and related conditions and diseases, using such monoclonal antibodies, binding fragments, derivatives, and pharmaceutical compositions.03-07-2013
20130058939TREATMENT OF NEUROLOGICAL OR NEURODEGENERATIVE DISORDERS - The invention relates to a protein or peptide consisting of a kringle protein or peptide and its use for the treatment of neurological or neurodegenerative disorders, in particular stroke. The invention relates also to an isolated antibody of fragment thereof which binds to the N-terminal domain of the NMDA receptor subunit NR1 (anti-NR1 antibody), whereas binding of the antibody or the fragment thereof prevents the cleavage of the extracellular domain of the NR1 subunit, or the fragment and its use for the treatment of neurological or neurodegenerative disorders, in particular stroke. The invention relates further to a pharmaceutical composition containing said kringle protein or peptide or anti-NR1 antibody.03-07-2013
20130058943BOVINE POLYCLONAL ANTIBODY SPECIFIC FOR HUMAN TNF - The invention provides a composition comprising polyclonal antibodies that specifically bind to with human tumor necrosis factor (hTNF) wherein the polyclonal antibodies are derived from the serum, milk or colostrum of a bovine animal that has been immunized hTNF or an immunogenic portion thereof. The antigenic specificity analysis of the anti-hTNF polyclonal antibodies of the invention is unique and has not been previously described for anti-hTNF polyclonal or monoclonal antibodies of the prior art.03-07-2013
20130058940Novel Gene And Protein Associated With Angiogenesis And Endothelial Cell Specific Apoptosis - This invention provides isolated nucleic acid and amino acid sequences encoding VG5Q, a novel angiogenic growth factor protein with pro-angiogenic activity, a forkhead-associated domain, a G-patch domain; characteristic subcellular localization in an in vitro Matrigel model of angiogenesis: towards the cell periphery in early stages of tubulogenesis, between cells in newly formed endothelial tubes, and no nuclear staining after 24 hours; is expressed in endothelial cells; is secreted during angiogenesis; and interacts with TWEAK. The invention also provides for expression vectors containing nucleic acid sequences encoding VG5Q protein, and host cells containing one or more expression vectors for the recombinant expression of VG5Q. The invention also provides for methods of using VG5Q for the diagnosis and treatment of angiogenesis-mediated diseases or disorders.03-07-2013
20110014202Methods 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.01-20-2011
20110014201IL-18 RECEPTOR ANTIGEN BINDING PROTEINS - Provided herein are IL-18 receptor antigen binding proteins and polynucleotides encoding the same. Expression vectors and host cells comprising the same for production of the antigen binding proteins are also provided. In addition, provided are compositions and methods for diagnosing and treating diseases mediated by IL-18 receptor.01-20-2011
20110014200MONOCLONAL ANTIBODY THAT SUPPRESSES THYROTROPIN RECEPTOR CONSTITUTIVE ACTIVITY - This invention describes monoclonal antibodies that suppress thyrotropin receptor constitutive activity and methods of using the antibodies to treat thyroid related diseases; particularly hyperthyroidism and thyroid cancer01-20-2011
20110014199NOVEL ANTI-IL 13 ANTIBODIES AND USES THEREOF - The present invention relates to anti IL13 antibodies that hind specifically and with high affinity to both glycosylated and non-glycosylated human IL13, does not bind mouse IL13, and neutralize human IL13 activity at an approximate molar ratio of 1:2 (MAb:IL13). The invention also relates to the use of these antibodies in the treatment of IL13-mediated diseases, such as allergic disease, including asthma, allergic asthma, non-allergic (intrinsic) asthma, allergic rhinitis, atopic dermatitis, allergic conjunctivitis, eczema, urticaria, food allergies, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, ulcerative colitis, RSV infection, uveitis, scleroderma, and osteoporosis.01-20-2011
20120308572Protofibril-Binding Antibodies and Their Use in Therapeutic and Diagnostic Methods for Parkinson's Disease, Dementia with Lewy Bodies and Other Alpha-Synucleinopathies - Antibodies and fragments thereof have high affinity for human α-synuclein protofibrils and low binding of α-synuclein monomers, wherein the antibodies or fragments have specified Complementarity Determining Region (CDR) sequences. Compositions comprise such an antibody or fragment and methods of detecting α-synuclein protofibrils use such an antibody or fragment. In further embodiments, methods of preventing, delaying onset of or treating a neurodegenerative disorder with α-synuclein pathology comprise administering such an antibody or fragment, and such an antibody or fragment is used in the manufacture of a pharmaceutical composition for treatment of a neurodegenerative disorder with α-synuclein pathology. Such an antibody or fragment is used in the diagnosis or monitoring of the development of a neurodegenerative disorder with α-synuclein pathology, and in methods for reducing or inhibiting α-synuclein aggregation by administration of such an antibody or fragment.12-06-2012
20080219992Pancreatic cancer secreted targets and uses thereof - The present invention provides a method for diagnosing and detecting diseases associated with pancreas. The present invention provides one or more proteins or fragments thereof, peptides or nucleic acid molecules differentially expressed in pancreatic diseases (PCAST) and antibodies binds to PCAST. The present invention provides that PCAST is used as targets for screening agents that modulates the PCAST activities. Further the present invention provides methods for treating diseases associated with pancreas.09-11-2008
20090232815ANTIBODIES THAT BIND TO PLEIOTROPHIN GROWTH FACTOR RECEPTOR - This invention relates to the discovery that pleiotrophin binds to and activates a pleiotrophin-receptor which is responsible for the events associated with pleiotrophin activity including tumorigenesis, cell proliferation, and cell invasion. By interfering with that association, the cascade of events associated with pleiotrophin activity can be prevented or reversed. Further, by evaluating the effect of different compounds and conditions on the interaction, new drugs and treatments can be identified for use in preventing certain cancers and growth and developmental disorders.09-17-2009
20090269352ANTITUMOR AGENT COMPRISING SULFONAMIDE-CONTAINING HETEROCYCLIC COMPOUND COMBINED WITH AN ANGIOGENESIS INHIBITOR - The present invention provides a composition and a kit for treating tumors, which permits a sulfonamide-containing heterocyclic compound to exhibit its angiogenesis inhibitory activity and antitumor activity more effectively. According to the present invention, the sulfonamide-containing heterocyclic compound can be used in treating cancers more effectively by combination with a VEGF inhibitor/FGF inhibitor.10-29-2009
20090269350Novel 27411, 23413, 22438, 23553, 25278, 26212, NARC SC1, NARC 10A, NARC 1, NARC 12, NARC 13, NARC17, NARC 25, NARC 3, NARC 4, NARC 7, NARC 8, NARC 11, NARC 14A, NARC 15, NARC 16, NARC 19, NARC 20, NARC 26, NARC 27, NARC 28, NARC 30, NARC 5, NARC 6, NARC 9, NARC 10C, NARC 8B, NARC 9, NARC2A, NARC 16B, NARC1C, NARC 1A, NARC 25, 86604 and 32222 molecules and uses therefor - The invention provides isolated nucleic acids molecules and proteins, designated 27411, 23413, 22438, 23553, 25278, 26212, NARC SC1, NARC 20A, NARC 1, NARC 12, NARC 13, NARC17, NARC 25, NARC 3, NARC 4, NARC 7, NARC 8, NARC 11, NARC 14A, NARC 15, NARC 16, NARC 19, NARC 20, NARC 26, NARC 27, NARC 28, NARC 30, NARC 5, NARC 6, NARC 9, NARC 10C, NARC 8B, NARC 9, NARC2A, NARC 16B, NARC 1C, NARC 1A, NARC 25, 86604 and 32222 nucleic acid molecules and proteins. The invention also provides antisense nucleic acid molecules, recombinant expression vectors containing said nucleic acid molecules, host cells into which the expression vectors have been introduced, nonhuman transgenic animals in which a said genes have been introduced or disrupted, fusion proteins, antigenic peptides and antibodies to said proteins. Diagnostic and therapeutic methods utilizing compositions of the invention are also provided.10-29-2009
20090269349ANTIGENIC POLYPEPTIDES - The invention relates to a method for the identification of antigenic polypeptides, typically opsonic antigens, expressed by pathogenic microbes; vaccines comprising said antigens; and therapeutic antibodies directed to said antigenic polypeptides.10-29-2009
20090269348Pancreatic Cancer Genes - The present invention provides the art with the DNA coding sequences of polynucleotides that are up-or-down-regulated in cancer and dysplasia. These polynucleotides and encoded proteins or polypeptides can be used in the diagnosis or identification of cancer and dysplasia. Inhibitors of the up-regulated polynucleotides and proteins can decrease the abnormality of cancer and dysplasia. Enhancing the expression of down-regulated polynucleotides or introducing down-regulated proteins to cells can decrease the growth and/or abnormal characteristics of cancer and dysplasia.10-29-2009
20090269347Pancreatic Cancer Genes - The present invention provides the art with the DNA coding sequences of polynucleotides that are up-or-down-regulated in cancer and dysplasia. These polynucleotides and encoded proteins or polypeptides can be used in the diagnosis or identification of cancer and dysplasia. Inhibitors of the up-regulated polynucleotides and proteins can decrease the abnormality of cancer and dysplasia. Enhancing the expression of down-regulated polynucleotides or introducing down-regulated proteins to cells can decrease the growth and/or abnormal characteristics of cancer and dysplasia.10-29-2009
20090074783BABESIA SUBTILISIN - Provided is an isolated and purified protein produced by a naturally occurring 03-19-2009
20120225079IMMUNIZING COMPOSITION FOR REDUCING STREPTOCOCCAL INFECTIONS - An antigenic composition comprises at least one antigen, wherein said at least one antigen comprises at least part of a protein selected from EndoSe of 09-06-2012
20120225074Combination pharmaceutical composition and methods of treating diseases or conditions associated with respiratory disease or condition - The present invention is concerned with a combination pharmaceutical composition comprising a) an activated-potentiated form of an antibody to bradykinin, b) an activated-potentiated form of an antibody to histamine and c) an activated-potentiated form of an antibody to morphine and method for treating and preventing upper respiratory tract conditions or disorders and the symptoms associated therewith by administration of the combination composition.09-06-2012
20130064830Antibodies Specific for Sclerostin and Methods for Increasing Bone Mineralization - Compositions and methods relating to antibodies that specifically bind to TGF-beta binding proteins are provided. These methods and compositions relate to altering bone mineral density by interfering with the interaction between a TGF-beta binding protein sclerostin and a TGF-beta superfamily member, particularly a bone morphogenic protein. Increasing bone mineral density has uses in diseases and conditions in which low bone mineral density typifies the condition, such as osteopenia, osteoporosis, and bone fractures.03-14-2013
20100068208Degranulation inhibitor - The present invention provides a screening method/screening kit for a mast cell degranulation inhibitor which is characterized by using (a) a protein comprising the same or substantially the same amino acid sequence as the amino acid sequence represented by SEQ ID NO: 1, its partial peptide, or a salt thereof and (b) a ligand capable of specifically binding to the protein; a mast cell degranulation inhibitor obtained by the screening; and so on.03-18-2010
20130064828Chimeric Vaccine for Haemophilus Influenzae-Induced Disease - The invention described herein relates to a chimeric protein comprising the NTHi twitching pilus major subunit protein (PilA) presenting a portion of the NTHi OMP P5 protein. The invention provides for vaccine compositions comprising the recombinant chimeric protein and methods of eliciting an immune response using the recombinant chimeric proteins of the invention.03-14-2013
20130064827IL-17 HOMOLOGOUS POLYPEPTIDES AND THEREAPEUTIC 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.03-14-2013
20130064825METHODS OF TREATING OR PREVENTING CHOLESTEROL RELATED DISORDERS - The present invention relates to methods of treating or preventing cholesterol related disorders, such as hypercholesterolemia, hyperlipidemia or dyslipidemia, using antibodies against proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin type 9 (PCSK9). Formulations and methods of producing said formulations are also described.03-14-2013
20130064829Antibodies Specific for Sclerostin and Methods for Increasing Bone Mineralization - Compositions and methods relating to antibodies that specifically bind to TGF-beta binding proteins are provided. These methods and compositions relate to altering bone mineral density by interfering with the interaction between a TGF-beta binding protein sclerostin and a TGF-beta superfamily member, particularly a bone morphogenic protein. Increasing bone mineral density has uses in diseases and conditions in which low bone mineral density typifies the condition, such as osteopenia, osteoporosis, and bone fractures.03-14-2013
20130064824Combination pharmaceutical composition and methods of treating diabetes and metabolic disorders - The present application provides a pharmaceutical composition for administration to a patient suffering from diabetes and other metabolic disorders, the composition comprises a) an activated-potentiated form of an antibody to human insulin receptor, and b) an activated-potentiated form of an antibody to endothelial NO-synthase.03-14-2013
20130064826ANTI-EMR1 ANTIBODIES - The invention provides anti-EMR1 antibodies and methods of using such antibodies to treat EMR1-related diseases.03-14-2013
20090238834IDENTIFICATION OF PROTEIN ASSOCIATED WITH HEPATOCELLULAR CARCINOMA, GLIOBLASTOMA AND LUNG CANCER - The present invention provides methods and compositions for screening, diagnosis and prognosis of HCC, glioblastoma and lung cancer, for monitoring the effectiveness of HCC, glioblastoma and lung cancer treatment, and for drug development.09-24-2009
20090238833PROTEIN - The present invention provides methods and compositions for screening, diagnosis and prognosis of colorectal cancer or lung cancer, for monitoring the effectiveness of colorectal cancer or lung cancer treatment, and for drug development.09-24-2009
20090238832Novel compositions and method 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.09-24-2009
20090238831MONOCLONAL ANTIBODIES 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.09-24-2009
20090232825Methods and Compositions For Modulating Immunity - Methods and compositions for inducing immune suppression are disclosed. The methods involve administering an effective amount of a CD200 protein or a nucleic acid encoding a CD200 protein. The methods are useful in preventing graft rejection, fetal loss, autoimmune disease, and allergies. Methods and compositions for preventing immune suppression are also disclosed. The methods involve administering an effective amount of an agent that inhibits CD200. Such methods are useful in treating cancer.09-17-2009
20090232824BIVM (BASIC, IMMUNOGLOBULIN-LIKE VARIABLE MOTIF-CONTAINING) GENE, TRANSCRIPTIONAL PRODUCTS, AND USES THEREOF - The subject invention provides polynucleotide sequences, designated BIVM, and transcriptional/translational products obtained from the polynucleotide sequences of the invention. The subject invention also provides polynucleotide and polypeptide sequences provided by SEQ ID NOs: 1-28. Also provided are methods of detecting the presence of BIVM nucleic acids or polypeptides in samples suspected of containing BIVM genes, BIVM transcriptional products, or BIVM translational products. These methods are also useful for the detection of BIVM orthologs. Other embodiments provide polypeptide and/or nucleic acid vaccines for the induction of an immune response to in an individual. Kits for detecting the presence of BIVM genes, orthologs thereof, BIVM polypeptides, or BIVM transcriptional products are also provided.09-17-2009
20090232823ANTI-TYRP1 ANTIBODIES - The present invention provides for fully human antibodies and chimeric antibodies that bind human TYRP1 antigen with an affinity comparable to or higher than TA99, a murine antibody specific to TYRP1. The invention further provides polynucleic acids and host cells that encode and express these antibodies. The invention also provides for methods of modulating activity of TYRP1, treating growth of a cancer cell, and treating a malignant melanoma in mammals by administering an effective amount of an antibody either alone or in combination with an anti-cancer agent or treatment.09-17-2009
20090232822LUNG DISEASE TARGETS AND USES THEREOF - The present invention provides a method for diagnosing and detecting diseases associated with lung. The present invention provides one or more proteins or fragments thereof, peptides or nucleic acid molecules differentially expressed in lung diseases (LCAT) and antibodies binds to LCATs. The present invention provides that LCATs are used as targets for screening agents that modulates the LCAT activities. Further the present invention provides methods for treating diseases associated with lung.09-17-2009
20090232821Use Of A Growth-Stimulating Protein - This invention relates to the inhibition of a newly discovered growth-stimulating protein in an individual. Further, the invention relates to a method for preventing or treating a cancer, or preventing or treating cancer growth, invasion or metastasis, or preventing or treating other hyperproliferative diseases in an individual, by down regulating the expression of said growth-stimulating protein or by inactivating said protein. Still further, the invention concerns a method for diagnosing cancer or other hyperproliferative diseases in an individual based on said growth-stimulating protein.09-17-2009
20090232820NEISSERIA MENINGITIDIS ANTIGENS AND COMPOSITIONS - The invention provides proteins from 09-17-2009
20090232819METHOD USING SNAIL TRANSCRIPTIONAL REPRESSOR - Provided is a prognostic molecular marker for breast cancer recurrence. Expression of Snail, a zinc finger transcriptional repressor gene, is correlated to the risk of breast cancer recurrence, and to the likelihood of recurrence-free survival in subjects diagnosed with breast cancer. Further provided are methods of identifying therapeutic compositions for treating breast cancer to reduce recurrence associated with high expression of Snail, and methods of controlling Snail expression for research and therapeutic purposes.09-17-2009
20090232818Prognosis and Treatment of Breast Cancer - The present invention relates to an antibody which specifically binds a Spot 14 (S14 or THRSP) protein in human breast cancer cells and a method for using the same to predict disease-free survival and select treatment modalities for breast cancer. The present invention is also a method for inducing apoptosis in breast cancer cells by inhibiting the expression or activity of Spot 14. Compositions and methods for treating breast cancer are also provided.09-17-2009
20090232817Antigen binding molecules that bind EGFR, vectors encoding same, and uses thereof - The present invention relates to antigen binding molecules (ABMs). In particular embodiments, the present invention relates to recombinant monoclonal antibodies, including chimeric, primatized or humanized antibodies specific for human EGFR. In addition, the present invention relates to nucleic acid molecules encoding such ABMs, and vectors and host cells comprising such nucleic acid molecules. The invention further relates to methods for producing the ABMs of the invention, and to methods of using these ABMs in treatment of disease. In addition, the present invention relates to ABMs with modified glycosylation having improved therapeutic properties, including antibodies with increased Fc receptor binding and increased effector function.09-17-2009
20090232816IL-1 ETA DNA AND POLYPEPTIDES - The invention is directed to novel purified and isolated IL-1 eta polypeptides and fragment thereof, the polynucleotides encoding such, polypeptides, processes for production of recombinant forms of such polypeptides, antibodies generated against these polypeptides, peptides derived from these polypeptides, and uses thereof.09-17-2009
20090117113Immunogenic And Therapeutic Compositions For Streptococcus Pyogenes - Group A streptococcal (GAS) antigens useful for providing immunity against 05-07-2009
20090047286H2N3 INFLUENZA A VIRUSES AND METHODS OF USE - The present invention provides influenza A viruses that include a hemagglutinin subtype H2, a neuraminidase subtype N3, or the combination thereof. Included in the present invention are H2 hemagglutinins and N3 neuraminidases, and the polynucleotides encoding the polypeptides. Antibody to the polypeptides, and methods of using the viruses, polypeptides, polynucleotides, and antibodies are also provided.02-19-2009
20090047285Compositions and methods for diagnosing and treating cancer - 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.02-19-2009
20090047284Methods and compositions for PDGF-C activation and inhibition - Methods for inhibiting angiogenesis comprising administering tissue-plasminogen activator (tPA) inhibitors, and pharmaceutical compositions suitable for the methods comprising the tPA inhibitors. Also provided are methods for stimulating angiogenesis comprising administering tPA to a patient in need thereof, and pharmaceutical compositions comprising an effective amount of tPA for the methods of stimulation. The present invention discloses that tPA is a specific PDGF-C activating protease, and that the CUB-domains in PDGF-CC directly interact with the protease, are required for efficient proteolysis, and released CUB-domains are tPA inhibitors. Preferably, the method and compositions of the present invention are used for simultaneously stimulating, or simultaneously inhibiting, thrombolysis and angiogenesis.02-19-2009
20120114655XYLAN UTILIZATION REGULON FOR EFFICIENT BIOPROCESSING OF HEMICELLULOSE AND USES THEREOF - The subject invention provides at least one nucleic acid sequence encoding an aldouronate-utilization regulon isolated from 05-10-2012
20120114654HUMAN ANTIBODIES TO HUMAN TNF-LIKE LIGAND 1A (TL1A) - A fully human antibody or antigen-binding fragment of a human antibody that specifically binds and inhibits human TNF-like ligand 1A (hTL1A) is provided. The human anti-hTL1A antibodies are useful in treating diseases or disorders associated with TL1A, such as inflammatory diseases or disorders, e.g., inflammatory bowel diseases, including ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease, rheumatoid arthritis, and the like; autoimmune diseases or disorders, such as multiple sclerosis, diabetes, and the like; and allergic reactions, such as asthma and allergic lung inflammation.05-10-2012
20120114653ANTIBODY THERAPY FOR TREATMENT OF DISEASES ASSOCIATED WITH GLUTEN INTOLERANCE - The present invention includes a pharmaceutical compositions and methods for treating diseases associated with gluten intolerance in a patient, comprising: administering to the patient an effective amount of an antibody having specific activity against gluten or gluten-derived peptides. Such diseases include, for example, celiac disease and dermatitis herpetiformis.05-10-2012
20120114652ANTI-PAI-1 ANTIBODIES AND METHODS OF USE THEREOF - Provided are anti-PAI-1 antibodies or antibody fragments and methods of using them.05-10-2012
20090136504Diagnostic and therapeutic target PRKX proteins for neurodegenerative diseases - The present invention discloses a dysregulation of a PRKX gene and the protein products thereof in Alzheimer's disease patients and individuals being at risk of developing Alzheimer's disease. Based on this finding, the invention provides methods for diagnosing and prognosticating Alzheimer's disease in a subject, and for determining whether a subject is at increased risk of developing Alzheimer's disease. Furthermore, this invention provides therapeutic and prophylactic methods for treating and preventing Alzheimer's disease and related neurodegenerative disorders using a PRKX gene and its corresponding gene products. Screening methods for modulating agents of neurodegenerative diseases are also disclosed.05-28-2009
20090010936Novel Stra6 Polypeptides - The present invention is directed to novel polypeptides having sequence similarity to Stra6, a murine retinoic acid responsive protein, 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.01-08-2009
20090175873Inhibiting tumor cell invasion, metastasis and angiogenesis - The present invention relates to new compositions and methods useful for preventing, treating and diagnosing metastatic and/or invasive cancer and undesirable angiogenesis. For example, the invention relates to inhibitors of proteases that are specifically expressed in tumors, prodrugs activated in the tumor microenvironment and methods for using those inhibitors and prodrugs to inhibit angiogenesis and tumor cell invasion.07-09-2009
20100086551ANTIBODY AND USES THEREOF - A method of inhibiting angiogenesis in a group of cells, a tissue or an organ includes administering an antibody molecule or nucleic acid encoding an antibody molecule to the cells, tissue or organ, wherein the antibody molecule specifically binds cathepsin S, but does not inhibit proteolytic activity of cathepsin S.04-08-2010
20130183313HUMAN MONOCLONAL ANTIBODIES TO THE THYROTROPIN RECEPTOR WHICH ACT AS ANTAGONISTS - The invention provides an isolated antibody for the TSHR which is an antagonist of TSH. The invention also relates to methods of using antibodies of the invention.07-18-2013
20080305110Novel Ligand of G Protein Coupled Receptor Protein and Use Thereof - The present invention provides a method of screening an agonist or antagonist to a G protein-coupled receptor protein comprising the same or substantially the same amino acid sequence as the amino acid sequence represented by SEQ ID NO: 1, or a salt thereof, which comprises using the receptor protein or a salt thereof and the ligand or a salt thereof; etc. The present invention is useful for screening agents for the prevention/treatment of, e.g., leukopenia, leukemia, lymphoma, malignant tumor, ulcerative colitis, rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel disorders, tonsil disorders, collagen disease, inflammatory disease, leukocytosis, heart failure, inherited muscle disorders, muscular dystrophy, neuromuscular degenerative disease, myocardial infarction, obesity, mellitus diabetes, hyperlipemia, arteriosclerosis, metabolic syndrome, thrombocytopenia, thrombocytosis, cancer, pulmonary edema, multiple organ failure, etc.12-11-2008
20080305109Method of passive immunization - This invention relates to compositions and methods which provide protection against, or reduce the severity of toxic shock and septic shock from bacterial infections. More particularly it relates to peptides derived from homologous sequences of the family of staphylococcal and streptococcal toxins, which may be polymeric, and carrier-conjugates thereof. The invention also relates to serum antibodies induced by the peptides and carrier-conjugates and their use to prevent, treat, or protect against the toxic effects of most, if not all, of the staphylococcal and streptococcal toxins.12-11-2008
20080305108Peptides of Il1 Beta and Tnf Alpha and Method Treatment - The present invention relates to peptides derived from the proinflammatory cytokines, interleukin-1β, (IL1β) and tumor necrosis factor α, (TNFα), and their use in human or veterinary therapy, such as to generally treat diseases linked to the overproduction of IL1β or TNFα as well as acute or chronic inflammatory diseases, rheumatoid arthritis, septic shock, autoimmune diabetes, graft rejection in the host, etc.12-11-2008
20120237521COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR INCREASING MUSCLE GROWTH - This disclosure is in the field of anti-Activin receptor IIB (ActRIIB) antibodies. In particular, it relates to the use of said antibodies for treating muscle disorders, such as muscle wasting due to disease or disuse.09-20-2012
20120237520BORIS ISOFORMS AND METHODS OF DETECTING AND TREATING DISEASE - A method of detecting a proliferative disease, such as a disease associated with the abnormal expression of BORIS, in a mammal comprising testing for the expression of a BORIS isoform in the tissue of a mammal that does not express BORIS in the absence of disease, as well as a method of treating or preventing such a disease, isolated or purified BORIS isoform polypeptides and nucleic acids, and kits and arrays comprising same.09-20-2012
20120237519PESTVIRUS SPECIES - The application relates to a pestivirus, designated PMC virus, that is associated with porcine myocarditis syndrome, and the gene and protein sequences derived therefrom. The application further relates to detection methods, vaccine therapeutics, and diagnostic methods using the PMC virus or gene/protein sequences derived therefrom.09-20-2012
20130164297MODULATION OF ACTIVITY OF NEUROTROPHINS - The present invention relates to methods for modulating the activity of one or more neurotrophins, such as neural growth factor (NGF), brain derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), neurotrophin-3, and neurotrophin-4 (NT-4), in an animal and methods for treatment of a disease or disorder in an individual by modulation of neurotrophin activity. The modulation is carried out by interfering with binding between a neurotrophin and a receptor of the Vps10p-domain receptor family or modulating the expression of a receptor of the Vps10p-domain receptor family. Methods for screening for agents capable of modulating neurotrophin activity and agents selected using these screening methods are also disclosed, as are methods for determining the effect of an agent on one or more neurotrophins in cells. The present invention also pertains to methods for modulating the transport of one or more neurotrophins.06-27-2013
20090220515TREATMENT AND PREVENTION OF RENAL DISEASE - The present invention is directed to a method of treating or preventing renal disease in a subject. This method involves administering the subject an agent which inhibits FAT10 expression in the subject under conditions effective to prevent or treat renal disease. Also disclosed is a method of screening for agents effective in treating or preventing renal disease.09-03-2009
20080260745TARGETED 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.10-23-2008
20100021468NOVEL MHC CLASS II RESTRICTED T CELL EPITOPES FROM THE CANCER ANITGEN, NY ESO-1 - The present invention discloses the identification and isolation of novel MHC class II epitopes derived from the cancer antigen, NY ESO-1. The novel MHC class II epitopes from NY-EsO-1 are recognized by CD401-28-2010
20090087436COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR TREATING DISEASES - Protein complexes are provided comprising at least one interacting pair of proteins. The protein complexes are useful in screening assays for identifying compounds effective in modulating the protein complexes, and in treating and/or preventing diseases and disorders associated with the protein complexes and/or their constituent interacting members.04-02-2009
20090074775Use Of Anti-AB Antibody To Treat Traumatic Brain Injury - A method of effectively treating traumatic brain injury is described. The method comprises administering an effective amount of an anti-Aβ antibody to a living mammalian biosystem such as to a human. An antibody useful in such treating includes an antibody that therapeutically attenuates the toxic effects of the Aβ peptide in a living mammal in relation to traumatic brain injury.03-19-2009
20100189720NOVEL CARD PROTEINS INVOLVED IN CELL DEATH REGULATION - The present invention provides NB-ARC and CARD-containing proteins (NACs), nucleic acid molecules encoding NACs and antibodies specific for at least one NAC. The invention further provides chimeric NAC proteins. The invention also provides screening assays for identifying an agent that can effectively alter the association of a NAC with a NAC-associated protein. The invention further provides methods of modulating apoptosis in a cell by introducing into the cell a nucleic acid molecule encoding a NAC or an antisense nucleotide sequence. The invention also provides a method of using a reagent that can specifically bind to a NAC to diagnose a pathology that is characterized by an increased or decreased level of apoptosis in a cell.07-29-2010
20100047247NERVE ELONGATION PROMOTER AND ELONGATION INHIBITOR - The invention provides agents that promote or inhibit neurite elongation comprising as an active ingredient an antibody that recognizes a varicella-zoster virus immediate-early protein and cross-reacts with a brain-derived neurotrophic factor. The invention also provides methods of utilizing such agents to prevent or treat a nervous disease or a disease with nerve hypersensitivity caused by a condition selected from the group consisting of postherpetic neuralgia, chronic pains, experience-dependent social aversion and stress.02-25-2010
20100272722Therapeutic uses of inhibitors of RTP801 - The present invention provides novel molecules, compositions, methods and uses for treating microvascular disorders, eye diseases respiratory conditions and hearing disorders based upon inhibition of the RTP801 gene and/or protein.10-28-2010
20110027282INTERFERON ANTAGONISTS, ANTIBODIES THERETO AND ASSOCIATED METHODS OF USE - Described are compositions and methods useful for modulating the immune system of a subject. Also included are diagnostic methods for monitoring an immunologic condition. In particular the invention relates to antagonists of interferon proteins and associated methods of use as well as methods to develop neutralizing antibodies against IFN antagonists to treat viral infections.02-03-2011
20100209428ANTIBODY 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.08-19-2010
20110280881NOVEL ANTI-HSP90 MONOCLONAL ANTIBODY - [Summary] The present invention relates an anti-HSP90 antibody and use thereof, more specifically to an anti-HSP90 antibody capable of recognizing cell surface HSP90, a vaccine that utilizes the antibody, a drug that utilizes the antibody, an adjuvant comprising the antibody, a method of detecting a cell expressing HSP90 on the cell surface using the antibody, and the like.11-17-2011
20110280882LEUKOLECTINS AND USES THEREOF - The present invention relates to a polypeptide, described as a lectin, its encoding nucleic acid sequence and antibodies to the polypeptide and their use in various medical applications, particularly for treating or preventing an autoimmune disorder, an inflammatory disorder or damaged skin in an animal.11-17-2011
20110280880PREVENTION, TREATMENT AND DIAGNOSIS OF P.GINGIVALIS INFECTION - The invention relates to generation and use of cellular and humoral responses for the prevention and treatment of 11-17-2011
20110280879CHIMERIC PEPTIDES AS IMMUNOGENS, ANTIBODIES THERETO, AND METHODS FOR IMMUNIZATION USING CHIMERIC PEPTIDES OR ANTIBODIES - The invention provides a chimeric peptide or mixture of chimeric peptides that can be formulated as an immunizing composition and used in a method for immunization of a mammal against an internal peptide cleavage product derived from a precursor or mature protein, for which the peptide cleavage product and the precursor or mature protein are self molecules. The chimeric peptide or peptides have an end-specific B cell epitope from a naturally-occurring internal peptide cleavage product of a precursor or mature protein, as a free N- or C-terminus, fused with or without spacer residues to a T helper cell epitope derived from a living source different from that of the internal peptide cleavage product.11-17-2011
20090274698Combination anti-cancer therapy - The present invention provides a method for treating tumors or tumor metastases in a patient, comprising administering to said patient simultaneously or sequentially a therapeutically effective amount of a combination of an anti-cancer agent or treatment that elevates pAkt levels in tumor cells and an mTOR inhibitor that binds to and directly inhibits both mTORC1 and mTORC2 kinases. Examples of such anti-cancer agents or treatments include doxorubicin, cisplatin, or ionizing radiation. The present invention also provides a pharmaceutical composition comprising an anti-cancer agent or treatment that elevates pAkt levels in tumor cells and an mTOR inhibitor that binds to and directly inhibits both mTORC1 and mTORC2 kinases, in a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier. The present invention also provides a method for treating tumors or tumor metastases in a patient, comprising administering to said patient simultaneously or sequentially a therapeutically effective amount of a combination of the anti-cancer agent melphalan or 5-FU, and an mTOR inhibitor that binds to and directly inhibits both mTORC1 and mTORC2 kinases.11-05-2009
20110052591Variants of Thyroid Stimulating Hormone Beta - Polynucleotide and polypeptide sequences that encode novel variants of mouse or human thyroid stimulating hormone-β proteins are disclosed that can be used in therapeutic, diagnostic, and pharmacogenomic applications to prevent, treat or reduce the severity of thyroid stimulating hormone-β-related disorders.03-03-2011
20100028356METHOD OF DIAGNOSING A NEURODEGENERATIVE DISEASE - The present invention provides a method for diagnosing a neurodegenerative disease or for determining the predisposition of a subject to a neurodegenerative disease. In particular, the methods of the present invention comprise detecting a marker linked to map position 9p21, e.g., a marker within an opioid receptor sigma 1 (OPRS1) gene or an expression produce thereof. The present invention also provides a method for identifying new markers that are associated with a neurodegenerative disease. The present invention also provides mutant forms of an OPRS1 gene or an expression product thereof and reagents for detecting those mutations.02-04-2010
20110129474Methods And Systems For Multi-Antibody Therapies - The present invention relates to methods and systems for administering antibody therapeutic agents. The methods include administering one or more (e.g., two or three) binding agents, wherein each of the binding agents has one or more monomers that have a binding region that is specific to a portion of a disease agent and one or more copies of a tag. The binding agents can be specific to one or more portions of the same or different disease agents. The tag is the same for each of the binding agents. The methods include administering an anti-tag antibody, wherein the anti-tag antibody has an anti-tag region that is specific to the tag, and can have an immunoglobulin (e.g., IgA, IgD, IgE, IgG, and IgM.). Disease agents include bacteria, bacterial proteins, viruses, viral proteins, cancer cells, and proteins or toxins produced therefrom or from other sources such as snakes, insects, plants, etc. In particular, the present invention includes methods and systems for binding agents having one or more monomers that are specific to neurotoxins that cause botulism.06-02-2011
20090148451Therapeutic anti-cytomegalovirus compounds - The present invention provides synthetic compounds, antibodies that recognize and bind to these compounds, polynucleotides that encode these compounds, and immune effector cells raised in response to presentation of these epitopes. The invention further provides methods for inducing an immune response and administering immunotherapy to a subject by delivering the compositions of the invention.06-11-2009
20090148455Anti-RANTES antibodies and methods of use thereof - The invention relates to fully human monoclonal antibodies, and fragments thereof, that bind to the chemokine Regulated upon Activation, Normal T-cell Expressed, and Secreted (RANTES, CCL5), thereby modulating the interaction between RANTES and one of more of its receptors, such as, e.g., CCR1, CCR3, CCR4 and CCR5, and/or modulating the biological activities of RANTES. The invention also relates to the use of these or any anti-RANTES antibodies in the prevention or treatment of immune-related disorders and in the amelioration of one or more symptoms associated with an immune-related disorder.06-11-2009
20100233177MOLECULES AND METHODS FOR MODULATING PROPROTEIN CONVERTASE SUBTILISIN/KEXIN TYPE 9 (PCSK9) - Epitopes of Proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin type 9 (PCSK9), compositions that bind to PCSK9 and PCSK9 epitopes, and methods of using the compositions are described herein.09-16-2010
20110135648ANTI-NEUBLASTIN ANTIBODIES AND USES THEREOF - Antibodies and antigen binding fragments that bind to neublastin polypeptides are disclosed. Also disclosed are methods of using the antibodies and antigen binding fragments in assays for detecting the presence or amount of endogenous and/or exogenous neublastin in a sample and in methods of antagonizing neublastin bioactivity.06-09-2011
20100196379Group B Streptococcus Polypeptides Nucleic Acids and Therapeutic Compositions and Vaccines Thereof - This invention provides isolated nucleic acids encoding polypeptides comprising amino acid sequences of streptococcal matrix adhesion (Ema) polypeptides. The invention provides nucleic acids encoding Group B streptococcal Ema polypeptides EmaA, EmaB, EmaC, EmaD and EmaE. The present invention provides isolated polypeptides comprising amino acid sequences of Group B streptococcal polypeptides EmaA, EmaB, EmaC, EmaD and EmaE, including analogs, variants, mutants, derivatives and fragments thereof. Ema homologous polypeptides from additional bacterial species, including 08-05-2010
20100266601ANTIBODIES THAT INHIBIT TSLP ACTIVITY - The invention is directed to purified and isolated novel TSLP polypeptides, the nucleic acids encoding such polypeptides, processes for production of recombinant forms of such polypeptides, antibodies generated against these polypeptides, fragmented peptides derived from these polypeptides, and the uses of the above.10-21-2010
20090136509Use of Toll-Like Receptor 4 Antagonists for the Treatment or Prevention of Osteoarthritic Conditions - Methods for treating or preventing osteoarthric conditions using Toll-Like Receptor 4 (TLR4) antagonists are disclosed.05-28-2009
20100221255APELIN PEPTIDES AND METHODS OF USE - The present disclosure concerns the use of biologically active apelin peptides and compositions that are processed from larger precursor proteins and further post-translationally modified to influence cell growth. Particular methods are useful for promoting cell growth, while others are particularly useful for inhibiting cell growth.09-02-2010
20110129477NOGO Receptor Homologs - The invention relates generally to genes that encode proteins that inhibit axonal growth. The invention relates specifically to genes encoding NgR protein homologs in humans and mice. The invention also includes compositions and methods for modulating the expression and activity of Nogo and the NgR proteins. Specifically, the invention includes peptides, proteins and antibodies that block Nogo-mediated inhibition of axonal extension. The compositions and methods of the invention are useful in the treatment of cranial or cerebral trauma, spinal cord injury, stroke or a demyelinating disease.06-02-2011
20090311257HUMAN ANTIBODIES SPECIFIC FOR GASTRIN MATERIALS AND METHODS - The present invention relates to materials and methods for human antibodies specific for the peptide hormone gastrin and uses of these antibodies in the treatment of subjects having cancer and other conditions or disorders related to gastrin expression.12-17-2009
20090311263HUMAN VASCULAR IBP-LIKE GROWTH FACTOR - A human Vascular IBP-Like Growth Factor polypeptide (VIGF) and DNA (RNA) encoding such polypeptide and a procedure for producing such polypeptide by recombinant techniques is disclosed. Also disclosed are methods for utilizing such polypeptide for wound healing or tissue regeneration, stimulating implant fixation and angiogenesis. Antagonist against such polypeptides and their use as a therapeutic to treat atherosclerosis, tumors and scarring are also disclosed. Diagnostic assays for identifying mutations in VIGF nucleic acid sequences and altered levels of the VIGF polypeptide are also disclosed.12-17-2009
20090311259Compositions and Methods for 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.12-17-2009
20090208505Mutations of the pik3ca gene in human cancers - Phosphatidylinositol 3-kinases (PI3Ks) are known to be important regulators of signaling pathways. To determine whether PI3Ks are genetically altered in cancers, we analyzed the sequences of the P13K gene family and discovered that one family member, PIK3CA, is frequently mutated in cancers of the colon and other organs. The majority of mutations clustered near two positions within the P13K helical or kinase domains. PIK3CA represents one of the most highly mutated oncogenes yet identified in human cancers and is useful as a diagnostic and therapeutic target.08-20-2009
20120251544ANTIGEN BINDING PROTEINS TO PROPROTEIN CONVERTASE SUBTILISIN KEXIN TYPE 9 (PCSK9) - Antigen binding proteins that interact with Proprotein Convertase Subtilisin Kexin Type 9 (PCSK9) are described. Methods of treating hypercholesterolemia and other disorders by administering a pharmaceutically effective amount of an antigen binding protein to PCSK9 are described. Methods of detecting the amount of PCSK9 in a sample using an antigen binding protein to PCSK9 are described.10-04-2012
20100136013CD55-INTERACTION PARTNERS AND THE USES THEREOF - The invention relates to the use of a binding member that binds to both SCR1 and SCR2 of CD55 in the treatment of tumours and leukaemia. The binding member may be an antibody that binds to SCR1 and SCR2 of CD55 and neutralizing CD55 and making cancer cells susceptible to complement-mediated attack.06-03-2010
20110300149LJUNGAN VIRUS - The present invention relates to a new group of Ljungan viruses, proteins expressed by the viruses, antibodies to the viruses and proteins, vaccines against the viruses, diagnostic kits for detecting the viruses, uses of the viruses, proteins, antibodies and vaccines in therapy, uses of the viruses, proteins, antibodies and vaccines in treating diseases caused by the viruses and methods of treatment for treating diseases caused by the viruses.12-08-2011
20120087925METHOD FOR THE TREATMENT OF INFLAMMATORY DISORDERS - A method for the treatment of inflammatory disorders is disclosed, particularly the treatment of arthritis. The method comprises the administration of a function blocking antibody which is capable of binding an epitope of VLA-1.04-12-2012
20090117114IL-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.05-07-2009
20090285819METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR TREATING INFLUENZA - Genes relating to resistance to infection by influenza virus are identified. The genes and the gene products (i.e., the polynucleotides transcribed from and polypeptides encoded by the genes) can be used for the prevention and treatment of influenza. The genes and the gene products can also be used to screen agents that modulate the gene expression or the activities of the gene products.11-19-2009
20110318358IMMUNOTHERAPY FOR CLEARING PATHOLOGICAL TAU CONFORMERS - The present invention relates to methods of treating and preventing Alzheimer's Disease or other tauopathies in a subject by administering a tau protein, its immunogenic epitopes, or antibodies recognizing the tau protein or its immunogenic epitopes under conditions effective to treat or prevent Alzheimer's Disease of other tauopathies. Also disclosed are methods of promoting clearance of aggregates from the brain of the subject and of slowing progression of tangle-related behavioral phenotype in a subject.12-29-2011
20110318357METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS BASED ON SHIGA TOXIN TYPE 2 PROTEIN - The invention is based on the discovery of the epitope in the Stx2 protein for the 11 E1O antibody. The invention features compositions containing non-full length Stx2 polypeptides that include the 11 E1O monoclonal antibody epitope. The invention also features methods of producing anti-Stx2 antibodies specific for the 11 E1O epitope of the Stx2 protein. Additionally, the invention features methods for treating a subject having, or at risk of developing, a Shiga toxin associated disease (e.g., hemolytic uremia syndrome and diseases associated with 12-29-2011
20090142352ANTIGEN BINDING PROTEINS TO PROPROTEIN CONVERTASE SUBTILISIN KEXIN TYPE 9 (PCSK9) - Antigen binding proteins that interact with Proprotein Convertase Subtilisin Kexin Type 9 (PCSK9) are described. Methods of treating hypercholesterolemia and other disorders by administering a pharmaceutically effective amount of an antigen binding protein to PCSK9 are described. Methods of detecting the amount of PCSK9 in a sample using an antigen binding protein to PCSK9 are described.06-04-2009
20120009193METHOD OF TREATING CANCER AND/OR CELLULAR PROLIFERATIVE CONDITIONS AND AGENTS TARGETING HYALURONAN ANABOLISM USEFUL FOR SAME - The present invention relates generally to the modulation of hyaluronan (HA) synthesis and degradation. More particularly, the present invention provides compositions and methods for modulating the expression of genetic material encoding HA synthase (HAS) and other enzymes or receptors primarily involved in hyaluronan metabolism; or modulating the proteins that synthesise or degrade hyaluronan including HAS function or activity. The compositions include or comprise nucleic acid molecules and interactive molecules such as antibodies and small molecule inhibitors and HAS substrate analogs. The present invention further contemplates modulation of cellular proliferation, useful in the prophylaxis and/or treatment of inflammatory disorders including hyperproliferative conditions, such as but not limited to, cancer and psoriasis. 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.01-12-2012
20110027287ANTIGEN BINDING PROTEINS TO PROPROTEIN CONVERTASE SUBTILISIN KEXIN TYPE 9 (PCSK9) - Antigen binding proteins that interact with Proprotein Convertase Subtilisin Kexin Type 9 (PCSK9) are described. Methods of treating hypercholesterolemia and other disorders by administering a pharmaceutically effective amount of an antigen binding protein to PCSK9 are described. Methods of detecting the amount of PCSK9 in a sample using an antigen binding protein to PCSK9 are described.02-03-2011
20100015157ANTIBODY 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).01-21-2010
20090202554METHOD OF MODULATION OF INTERACTION BETWEEN RECEPTOR AND LIGAND - The present invention relates to a method for modulating the interaction between at least two proteins, wherein at least one of the two proteins is a functional cell-surface receptor and the other protein is the receptor ligand. The invention features a binding site of said functional cell-surface receptor on the receptor ligand and discloses a series of amino acid sequences, which are part of the structure of said binding site and/or involved in the interaction between the receptor and the ligand. Moreover, the present invention features methods for molecular design and screening of a candidate compound capable of modulating the interaction between the functional cell-surface receptor and receptor ligand through the described binding site, and provides a screening assay for identification of such a compound. The invention further describes an antibody capable of binding to the above binding site and/or to an epitope comprising an amino acid sequence essential for executing the receptor ligand interaction through said binding site. The invention also concerns a variety of uses of the disclosed methods, peptide sequences and antibodies. The invention in preferred embodiments concerns the binding site of the fibroblast growth factor receptor (FGFR) on FGFR ligands, compounds capable of modulating the receptor ligand interaction through sa d binding site, and antibody capable of recognition of said binding site.08-13-2009
20090202553Antibodies against anthrax protective antigen - A highly efficient method for generating human antibodies using recall technology is provided. In one aspect, human antibodies which are specific to the anthrax toxin are provided. In one aspect, human peripheral blood cells that have been pre-exposed to anthrax toxin are used in the SCID mouse model. This method results in high human antibody titers which are primarily of the IgG isotype and which contain antibodies of high specificity and affinity to desired antigens. The antibodies generated by this method can be used therapeutically and prophylactically for preventing or treating mammals exposed to anthrax. Thus, in one embodiment, a prophylactic or therapeutic agent used to counter the effects of anthrax toxin, released as a mechanism of bioterrorism, is provided. In one embodiment, a formulation and method for preventing and/or treating anthrax infection comprising a binding agent that prevents the assembly of the PA63 heptamer is also provided. Methods for diagnosis and methods to determine anthrax contamination are also described.08-13-2009
20090202552GENE EXPRESSED IN PROSTATE CANCER AND METHODS OF USE - A new polypeptide is disclosed that is specifically detected in the cells of the prostate, termed Novel Gene Expressed in Prostate (NGEP). Polynucleotides encoding NGEP are also disclosed, as are vectors including these polynucleotides. Host cells transformed with these polynucleotides are also disclosed. Antibodies are disclosed that specifically bind NGEP. Methods are disclosed for using an NGEP polypeptide, an antibody that specifically binds NGEP, or a polynucleotide encoding NGEP. Assays are disclosed for the detection prostate cancer. Pharmaceutical compositions including an NGEP polypeptide, an antibody that specifically binds NGEP, or a polynucleotide encoding NGEP are also disclosed. These pharmaceutical compositions are of use in the treatment of prostate cancer.08-13-2009
20090130114WISE BINDING AGENTS AND EPITOPES - The present invention relates to binding agents for WISE, and includes for their manufacture and use.05-21-2009
20110287012NUCLEIC ACID ENCODING CYTOKINE RECEPTOR ZCYTOR17 - Novel polypeptides, polynucleotides encoding the polypeptides, and related compositions and methods are disclosed for zcytor17, a novel cytokine receptor. The polypeptides may be used within methods for detecting ligands that stimulate the proliferation and/or development of hematopoietic, lymphoid and myeloid cells in vitro and in vivo. Ligand-binding receptor polypeptides can also be used to block ligand activity in vitro and in vivo. The polynucleotides encoding zcytor17, are located on chromosome 5, and can be used to identify a region of the genome associated with human disease states. The present invention also includes methods for producing the protein, uses therefor and antibodies thereto.11-24-2011
20110287016NUCLEIC ACID AND CORRESPONDING PROTEIN ENTITLED 161P2F10B USEFUL IN TREATMENT AND DETECTION OF CANCER - A novel gene 0161P2F10B (also designated 161P2F10B) and its encoded 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.11-24-2011
20110287014ANTIBODIES DIRECTED AGAINST CALCIUM CHANNEL SUBUNIT ALPHA2/DELTA AND METHODS USING SAME - The present invention provides compositions comprising antibodies or polypeptides that specifically bind to an epitope in a von Willebrand Factor A (VWF-A) domain of a calcium channel subunit α2δ and induces synaptogenesis and methods of using the compositions for inducing synaptogenesis and neurite outgrowth.11-24-2011
20110287013NUCLEIC ACIDS CODING FOR ADHESION FACTOR OF GROUP B STREPTOCOCCUS, ADHESION FACTORS OF GROUP B STREPTOCOCCUS AND FURTHER USES THEREOF - The present invention is related to nucleic acids coding for adhesion factors of group B streptococcus, adhesion factors of group B streptococcus and uses thereof. More particularly, the present invention is related to a polypeptide being such adhesion factors and comprising an amino acid sequence, whereby the amino acid sequence is selected from the group comprising SEQ ID NO 11 to SEQ ID NO 20, and the use of such polypeptide for the manufacture of a vaccine.11-24-2011
20110287011DDR1-Binding Agents and Methods of Use Thereof - Disclosed are DDR1 binding agents and methods of using the agents for treating diseases such as cancer. The disclosure provides antibodies that specifically bind to an extracellular domain of DDR1 and modulate DDR1 activity. The disclosure further provides methods of using agents that modulate the activity of DDRI, such as antibodies that specifically bind DDR1, to reduce the tumorigenicity of tumors comprising cancer stem cells by reducing the frequency or number of cancer stem cells in the tumor. Also described are methods of treating cancer comprising administering a therapeutically effect amount of an agent or antibody of the present invention to a patient having a tumor or cancer.11-24-2011
20090074781Dengue virus peptide vaccine and methods of preparing and using the same - A consensus peptide sequence designed for domain III of the envelope proteins of four serotypes of dengue virus and used in a vaccine against multiple serotypes of dengue virus is disclosed. The vaccine is able to elicit cross-neutralization antibody responses against multiple serotypes of dengue virus.03-19-2009
20090041772Soluble Forms of Hendra and Nipah Virus G Glycoprotein - This invention relates to soluble forms of G glycoprotein from Hendra and Nipah virus. In particular, this invention relates to compositions comprising soluble forms of G glycoprotein from Hendra and Nipah virus and also to diagnostic and therapeutic methods using the soluble forms of G glycoprotein from Hendra and Nipah virus. Further, the invention relates to therapeutic antibodies including neutralizing antibodies, and vaccines for the prevention and treatment of infection by Hendra and Nipah viruses.02-12-2009
20110287010Diagnostic methods and markers - The present invention relates to methods of detecting, monitoring and treating prostate cancer (PRC) OR prostatic intraepithelial neoplasia (PIN) or a predisposition to same. Provided for use in the methods is a novel cancer marker, PSPU43, as well as bioassays and kits.11-24-2011
20090104201METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR TREATMENT AND DIAGNOSIS OF FIBROSIS, TUMOR INVASION, ANGIOGENESIS, AND METASTASIS - The present disclosure provides innovative methodology and related compositions and kits for preventing and treating various diseases associated with abnormal cell proliferation, angiogenesis and fibrosis, by using an inhibitor of processed forms of lysyl oxidase or lysyl oxidase-like proteins, an inhibitor of LOX and an inhibitor of a LOXL, or a synergistic combination of an inhibitor of LOX or LOXL combined with other therapeutic agents. Also provided are innovative methods for selecting agents that prevent or inhibit tumor invasion, angiogenesis and metastasis, by contacting cells that are in an epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) state with a candidate agent and detecting a change in the EMT state of the cells. Methods and related compositions and kits for diagnosing or monitoring various diseases associated with abnormal cell proliferation, angiogenesis and fibrosis, by using molecules or agents that specifically recognize processed forms of LOX or LOXL are also provided. Also provided herein are methods and related compositions, medical devices, systems and kits for preventing or treating various diseases and conditions associated with fibrosis with compositions comprising inhibitors of LOX or LOXL. Such diseases or conditions include pathological cardiovascular conditions and diseases such as hypertension, hypertensive heart disease, myocardial infarction, atherosclerosis, and restenosis, liver fibrosis, kidney fibrosis, lung fibrosis, dermal scaring, keloid formation, and Alzheimer's disease.04-23-2009
20110293622ANTIBODIES 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 V12-01-2011
20130216546Methods of Treating Glucose Metabolism Disorders - Methods of treating individuals with a glucose metabolism disorder, and compositions suitable for use in the methods, are provided.08-22-2013
20110293624Genes of an Otitis Media Isolate of NonTypeable Haemophilus Influenzae - The invention relates to the polynucleotide sequence of a nontypeable stain of 12-01-2011
20110293617ANTI-P-SELECTIN ANTIBODIES AND METHODS OF THEIR USE AND IDENTIFICATION - Antibodies are disclosed which bind specifically to P-selectin and which block the binding of PSGL-1 to P-selectin. These anti-P-selectin antibodies may also cause dissociation of preformed P-selectin/PSGL-1 complexes. The disclosure identifies a heretofore unrecognized, near N-terminal, antibody binding domain (a conformational epitope) of P-selectin to which the function-blocking antibodies (which may be chimeric, human or humanized antibodies for example) bind. Antibodies are disclosed which bind to the conformational epitope of P-selectin and which have a dual function in blocking binding of PSGL-1 to P-selectin, and in causing dissociation of preformed P-selectin/PSGL-1 complexes. Such single and dual function anti-P-selectin antibodies and binding fragments thereof may be used in the treatment of a variety of inflammatory and thrombotic disorders and conditions. Screening methods for identifying such antibodies are also disclosed.12-01-2011
20110293621IMMUNOGENIC POLYPEPTIDES COMPRISING A SCAFFOLD POLYPEPTIDE AND A L2 POLYPEPTIDE OR A FRAGMENT THEREOF - The present invention relates to an immunogenic polypeptide comprising a) a scaffold polypeptide, and b) a L2 polypeptide or a fragment of said L2 polypeptide, wherein said scaffold polypeptide constrains the structure of said L2 polypeptide, or of a fragment of said L2 polypeptide. Moreover, the present invention relates to a vaccine comprising said immunogenic polypeptide. The present invention is also concerned with a method for producing an antibody against human papillomavirus. Also encompassed by the present invention is an antibody obtained by carrying out the said method.12-01-2011
20110293619CROSS-SPECIES-SPECIFIC PSMAxCD3 BISPECIFIC SINGLE CHAIN ANTIBODY - The present invention relates to a bispecific single chain antibody molecule comprising a first binding domain capable of binding to an epitope of human and non-chimpanzee primate CD3 epsilon chain, wherein the epitope is part of an amino acid sequence comprised in the group consisting of SEQ ID NOs. 2, 4, 6, and 8, and a second binding domain capable of binding to prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA). The invention also provides nucleic acids encoding said bispecific single chain antibody molecule as well as vectors and host cells and a process for its production. The invention further relates to pharmaceutical compositions comprising said bispecific single chain antibody molecule and medical uses of said bispecific single chain anti-body molecule.12-01-2011
20110293618ANTI-HUMAN CLCP1 ANTIBODY AND USE THEREOF - The present invention provides novel antibodies that recognize the extracellular domain of a human CLCP1 antigen; nucleic acids encoding the antibodies; vectors carrying the nucleic acids in an expressible manner; transformed cells containing the vectors; methods for producing the antibodies; diagnostic methods for cancer or prognosis of cancer, immunohistological or immunocytological assay methods, and kits for determining the expression level of CLCP1 in cells or tissues, all of which use the antibodies; pharmaceutical compositions comprising the antibodies; agents for treating or preventing CLCP1-expressing cancer; agents for inhibiting growth, migration, invasion, or metastasis of CLCP1-expressing cancer cells; immunostaining agents for staining CLCP1-expressing cancer cells; and agents for treating or preventing CLCP1-expressing tumor. The present invention also provides methods of screening for candidate substances that inhibit cancer cell growth, invasion, migration, or metastasis, or candidate substances having cytotoxicity against cancer cells.12-01-2011
20110293616Antigen-presenting complex-binding compositions and uses thereof - A composition-of-matter comprising an antibody or antibody fragment including an antigen-binding region capable of specifically binding an antigen-presenting portion of a complex composed of a human antigen-presenting molecule and an antigen derived from a pathogen is disclosed.12-01-2011
20100061991Identification of therapeutic agents for HIV infection - A cell surface molecule designated DCIR (for dendritic cells ImmunoReceptor), a member of a recently described family of DC-expressing C-type lectin receptors, has been shown to participate to the capture of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and promote infection in trans and in cis of autologous CD4(+) T cells from human immature monocyte-derived DC. The contribution of DCIR to these processes was revealed using DCIR-specific siRNAs and a polyclonal antibody specific for the carbohydrate recognition domain of DCIR. Therapeutic agents for HIV infection are therefore provided herein. These therapeutic agents are useful for impairing the interaction between DCIR and HIV and as such may be useful for treatment or prevention of HIV infection. Also provided are assays for identifying additional therapeutics agents for treatment or prevention HIV infection.03-11-2010
20110287017ANTI-P-SELECTIN ANTIBODIES AND METHODS OF THEIR USE AND IDENTIFICATION - Antibodies are disclosed which bind specifically to P-selectin and which block the binding of PSGL-1 to P-selectin. These anti-P-selectin antibodies may also cause dissociation of preformed P-selectin/PSGL-1 complexes. The disclosure identifies a heretofore unrecognized, near N-terminal, antibody binding domain (a conformational epitope) of P-selectin to which the function-blocking antibodies (which may be chimeric, human or humanized antibodies for example) bind. Antibodies are disclosed which bind to the conformational epitope of P-selectin and which have a dual function in blocking binding of PSGL-1 to P-selectin, and in causing dissociation of preformed P-selectin/PSGL-1 complexes. Such single and dual function anti-P-selectin antibodies and binding fragments thereof may be used in the treatment of a variety of inflammatory and thrombotic disorders and conditions. Screening methods for identifying such antibodies are also disclosed.11-24-2011
20100297133Immunogenic Polypeptides and Monoclonal Antibodies - Provided herein are compositions and methods for eliciting an immune response against 11-25-2010
20110300148IL-4-DERIVED PEPTIDES FOR MODULATION OF THE CHRONIC INFLAMMATORY RESPONSE AND TREATMENT OF AUTOIMMUNE DISEASES - The present invention relates to small peptides derived from a cytokine, interleukin-4 (IL-4), capable of binding to the IL-4 receptors and inhibiting macrophage activation, and thereby preventing the onset of inflammatory response. The invention further relates to use of said peptides for the production of a medicament for the treatment of different pathological conditions, wherein IL-4 plays a prominent role.12-08-2011
20090297529ANTI-FLT3 ANTIBODIES - The present invention provides fully human antibodies that specifically bind to human FLT3 within extracellular domains 4 or 5 with high affinity. The invention further provides methods of treating leukemia by administering an effective amount of an antibody either alone or in combination with an anti-cancer agent or treatment including methotrexate.12-03-2009
20100310567Antibodies Against Human CCN1 and Uses Thereof - Disclosed herein are methods for the recombinant expression of mammalian cell membrane-bound human CCN1 or a CCN1 domain thereof in mammalian cells, comprising transforming a mammalian host cell with a vector encoding CCN1 or a CCN1 domain thereof C-terminally fused to a mammalian cell transmembrane domain (CCN1 fusion protein), expressing said CCN1 or CCN1 domain fusion protein in said host cell, and recovering said membrane bound CCN1 or said CCN1 domain thereof. Disclosed herein is the use of such membrane bound CCN1 and domain for the generation of corresponding antibodies. Antibodies against human CCN1 are useful for the treatment of diseases.12-09-2010
20090191208Antibodies against flagellin and uses thereof - The present invention provides a novel class of monoclonal antibodies which have a high affinity, broad spectrum neutralizing reactivity to flagellin from various Gram-negative bacteria including, but not limited to, 07-30-2009
20100266597CYTOKINE 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.10-21-2010
20120189636HUMAN SERUM AMYLOID-A3 ANTIBODY AND USE THEREOF - The objective of the invention is to prepare an antibody to human SAA3 whose in vivo presence has not yet been identified in humans, thereby revealing the presence of in vivo human SAA3 and the relationship between human SAA3 and disease, and also to provide a method for treating such disease. More specifically our objective is to create an antibody to counter human serum amyloid-A3 and a kit for detecting and measuring human serum amyloid-A3 employing the aforementioned antibody, as well as a therapeutic cancer agent that can be utilized in methods to treat and diagnose cancer.07-26-2012
20120189634TACI AS AN ANTI-TUMOR AGENT - A method of treating a mammal for a condition associated with undesired cell proliferation comprising administering to said mammal an effective amount of a TACI reagent, wherein said reagent extends mean survival time of said mammal by about 10% or more as compared to the absence of administering the TACI reagent.07-26-2012
20110217306C-TERMINAL EXON 5.4 OF RUNX1/AML1 - The present invention relates to a novel C-terminal exon of RUNX1/AML1, its nucleic acid sequence, its peptide and a full length amino acid sequence comprising the novel C-terminal exon. Furthermore, the invention is directed to an antibody against the C-terminal exon of RUNX1/AML1, a pharmaceutical composition for the treatment of various diseases, among others various tumours and the use of the C-terminal exon for the manufacture of a medicament. The C-terminal exon may also be used for the inhibition of cellular growth and/or induction of apoptosis. Furthermore, the invention relates to a method and a kit for diagnosing a disease, both using the C-terminal exon.09-08-2011
20090162368MECHANOSENSITIVE MAMMALIAN POTASSIUM CHANNEL ACTIVATABLE BY POLYUNSATURATED FATTY ACIDS - A purified protein comprising a mechanosensitive potassium channel activated by at least one polyunsaturated fatty acid and riluzole and the use of said channels in drug screening.06-25-2009
20090098132COMPOSITION AND METHOD FOR TREATING LUPUS NEPHRITIS - The present invention provides novel isolated BFLP0169 polynucleotides and polypeptides encoded by the BFLP0169 polynucleotides. Also provided are the antibodies that immunospecifically bind to a BFLP0169 polypeptide or any derivative (including fusion derivative), variant, mutant or fragment of the BFLP0169 polypeptide, polynucleotide or antibody. The invention additionally provides methods in which the BFLP0169 polypeptide, polynucleotide and antibody are utilized in the detection and treatment of a broad range of pathological states, as well as to other uses.04-16-2009
20090098127Agents Capable of Downregulating an MSF-A DEPENDENT HIF-1ALPHA and Use Thereof in Cancer Treatment - Methods and pharmaceutical compositions for the treatment of cancer or acute ischemia are provided. Also provided are methods of identifying agents capable of preventing the formation of or dissociating the MSF-A-HIF-1alpha protein complex, and methods of determining the prognosis of an individual having cancer by identifying the presence or absence of such a protein complex.04-16-2009
20090098128NPC1L1 orthologues - The present invention provides, in part, NPC1L1 from various species. Methods of using the NPC1L1 polypeptides and polynucleotide set forth herein, e.g., in screening assays, are also set forth.04-16-2009
20090098126Method and kit for the detection of adenoviruses - A method for the simultaneous detection of adenoviruses of subgenera A, B, C, D, E and F in a sample comprising contacting said sample with at least one forward primer and at least one reverse primer for a hexon gene of an adenovirus of subgenera A, B, C, D, E and F and subjecting the sample contacted with said primers to a nucleic acid amplification technique.04-16-2009
20090081229ANTI-PRO87299 ANTIBODIES - The present invention relates to compositions containing a novel protein and methods of using those compositions for the diagnosis and treatment of immune related disease03-26-2009
20090028865METHOD OF TREATING HEPATOCELLULAR CARCINOMA - Materials and Methods for treating hepatocellular carcinoma in a mammal are disclosed. The methods comprise administering to a mammal a composition comprising a therapeutically effective amount of a zvegf3 antagonist in combination with a pharmaceutically acceptable delivery vehicle. Zvegf3 antagonists include anti-zvegf3 antibodies, mitogenically inactive receptor-binding zvegf3 variant polypeptides, and inhibitory polynucleotides.01-29-2009
20100111956 ANTIGEN POLYPEPTIDE FOR THE DIAGNOSIS AND/OR TREATMENT OF OVARIAN CANCER - The invention provides an isolated antigen polypeptide that can be expressed in a subject with ovarian cancer. Also provided is the diagnosis of ovarian cancer by using the antigen polypeptide of the invention and the prevention and/or treatment of ovarian cancer by suppressing the gene of the antigen polypeptide of the invention.05-06-2010
20100166761Compositions 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.07-01-2010
20100104573BINDING PROTEINS, INCLUDING ANTIBODIES, ANTIBODY DERIVATIVES AND ANTIBODY FRAGMENTS, THAT SPECIFICALLY BIND CD154 AND USES THEREOF - This invention provides binding proteins, including antibodies, antibody derivatives and antibody fragments, that specifically bind a CD154 (CD40L) protein. This invention also provides a chimeric, humanized or fully human antibody, antibody derivative or antibody fragment that specifically binds to an epitope to which a humanized Fab fragment comprising a variable heavy chain sequence according to SEQ ID NO: 1 and comprising a variable light chain sequence according to SEQ ID NO: 2 specifically binds. CD154 binding proteins of this invention may elicit reduced effector function relative to a second anti-CD154 antibody. CD154 binding proteins of this invention are useful in diagnostic and therapeutic methods, such as in the treatment and prevention of diseases including those that involve undesirable immune responses that are mediated by CD154-CD40 interactions.04-29-2010
20100111961COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR DIAGNOSING OR TREATING PSORIASIS - In one aspect, the present invention provides isolated nucleic acid molecules that encode a CAN-1 polypeptide, or an STG polypeptide. In another aspect, the present invention also provides isolated STG polypeptides, isolated CAN-1 polypeptides, and isolated SEEK-1 polypeptides. In another aspect, the present invention provides isolated antibodies that bind specifically to a CAN-1, SEEK-1 or STG polypeptide. In another aspect, the present invention provides methods of diagnosing or predicting the susceptibility to psoriasis of an individual. In another aspect, the present invention provides methods for ameliorating the symptoms and/or progression of psoriasis.05-06-2010
20100111959ENGINEERED ANTI-IL-13 ANTIBODIES, COMPOSITIONS, METHODS AND USES - The present invention relates to engineered antibodies immunospecific for human interleukin-13 (IL-13) protein or fragment thereof, as well as methods of making and using thereof, including therapeutic indications.05-06-2010
20100111958Notch-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.05-06-2010
20090181028B-CELL EPITOPE PEPTIDES OF HSP 65, NOVEL AMINO ACID SEQUENCES, DNA ENCODING THE AMINO ACID SEQUENCES OF SAID PEPTIDES, ANTIBODIES DIRECTED AGAINST SAID PEPTIDES AND DIFFERENT USES THEREOF IN THE TREATMENT OF INFLAMMATORY AND AUTOIMMUNE DISEASES - B-cell epitope peptides of HSP 65, particularly the peptides comprising the amino acid sequence substantially as denoted by SEQ ID: NOs. 1-5 and their biologically functional homologues and derivatives thereof. Also included are polyclonal and monoclonal antibodies directed against them and their compositions for passive immunization against inflammatory and autoimmune diseases and in the treatment of inflammatory and autoimmune diseases. Also encompassed are diagnostic uses of these antibodies, for identifying people at risk of developing arthritis or diabetes, and a method of monitoring progress of the disease conditions and disease prognosis.07-16-2009
20090148454Peptide Domain Required For Interaction Between The Envelope of a Virus Pertaining to The Herv-W Interference Group and an Hasct Receptor - The invention relates to a peptide domain required for interaction between the envelope of a virus pertaining to the HERV-W interference group and a hASCT receptor, comprising an N end point and a C end point. Said peptide domain is defined, at the N end point thereof, by a pattern formed by the amino acids L (Z)-proline-cysteine-X-cysteine in which Z is any amino acid, is a whole number between 2 and 30, and X is any amino acid, and at the C end point thereof, by a pattern formed by the amino acids serine-aspartic acid-Xa-Xb-Xc-Xd-Xe-aspartic acid-Xf-Xg-(Z) in which Xa, Xb, Xc, Xd, Xe, Xf, Xg are any amino acids, Z is any amino acid, B is a whole number between 15 and 25, preferably 20. The peptide domain comprises, between the N end point and the C end point, at least one pattern selected from the following patterns: a pattern formed by the amino acids cysteine-X2-X3-X4-X5-X6-cysteine in which X2, X3, X4, X5, X6 are any amino acids, and a pattern formed by the amino acids cysteine-X7-X8-X9-X10-X11-X12-X13-X14-X15-cysteine-trytophane in which X7, X8, X9, X10, X11, X12, X13, X14, X15 are any amino acids.06-11-2009
20090148452Composition for treating cancer adapted for intra-tumoral administration and uses thereof - A composition is adapted for intra-tumoral administration of a subject suffering from cancer, whereby administration of the composition to the subject induces IMC differentiation by neutralizing a factor implicated in a DC differentiation defect.06-11-2009
20110262443Epitopes Of Il-17a And Il-17f And Antibodies Specific Thereto - The present invention relates neutralising epitopes of IL-17A and IL-17F and antibodies which bind those epitopes. The present invention also relates to the therapeutic uses of the antibody molecules and methods for producing them.10-27-2011
20090148457HEPATOCYTE 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.06-11-2009
20090148456CANINE RANKL AND METHODS FOR PREPARING AND USING THE SAME - The present invention provides isolated nucleic acid molecules that encode a substantial part of canine RANKL polypeptide, including the extracellular domains of that polypeptide, the polypeptide and fragments thereof. Vectors and host cells encoding and expressing canine RANKL polypeptide are provided, as well as antibodies that bind to RANKL and that inhibit RANKL activity. Also provided are methods of treating an animal to inhibit or treat the loss of bone minerals.06-11-2009
20100266600METHODS OF USING IL-31 ANTAGONISTS IN DISEASES MEDIATED BY CUTANEOUS LYMPHOCYTE ANTIGEN POSITIVE T CELLS - The present invention relates to predicting therapeutic response of treating patients suffering from itching and puritis mediated by cutaneous lymphocyte antigen positive T cells in atopic dermatitis. The invention also includes methods of predicting a therapeutically responsive patient population.10-21-2010
20100266598PEPTIDE THAT ELICITS NEUTRALIZING ANTIBODIES TARGETING THE HIV CO-RECEPTOR, CCR5 - The present invention relates, e.g., to an isolated peptide comprising a sequence of contiguous amino acids that is at least about 60% identical (e.g., at least about 60%, 65%, 70%, 75%, 80%, 85%, 90%, 95%, 98% or 100% identical) to the sequence E-W-Q-K-E-G-L-V-T-L-W-L (SEQ ID NO:1), or an active variant of an isolated peptide comprising SEQ ID NO:1. Neutralizing antibodies generated by, or specific for, such peptides are also described, in particular antibodies which are specific for the HIV co-receptor, CCR5, and which inhibit infection of a host cell by HIV. Neutralizing single strand and complete human monoclonal antibodies against CCR5 are described. Methods of using such peptides or antibodies, for inhibiting infection by HIV, are also described.10-21-2010
20080317756Antibodies to Chemokine Alpha-5 - The present invention relates to a novel CKα-5 protein which is a member of the alpha chemokine family. In particular, isolated nucleic acid molecules are provided encoding the human CKα-5 protein. CKα-5 polypeptides are also provided, as are vectors, host cells and recombinant methods for producing the same. Antibodies and fragments thereof that specifically bind to CKα-5 polypeptides are also disclosed, as are compositions and methods for making such antibodies. The invention further relates to screening methods for identifying agonists and antagonists of CKα-5 activity. Also provided are diagnostic methods for detecting immune system-related disorders and therapeutic methods for treating immune system-related disorders.12-25-2008
20080317754Human Osteoclast Derived Cathepsin - Disclosed is a human osteoclast-derived cathepsin (Cathepsin O) polypeptide and DNA(RNA) encoding such cathepsin O polypeptides. Also provided is a procedure for producing such polypeptide by recombinant techniques. The present invention also discloses antibodies, antagonists and inhibitors of such polypeptide which may be used to prevent the action of such polypeptide and therefore may be used therapeutically to treat bone diseases such as osteoporosis and cancers, such as tumor metastases.12-25-2008
20090142353Human Tumor Necrosis Factor Receptor TR17 - The present invention relates to a novel protein, TR17, which is a member of the tumor necrosis factor (TNF) receptor superfamily. In particular, isolated nucleic acid molecules are provided encoding the human TR17. TR17 polypeptides are also provided as anti TR17 antibodies and vectors, host cells and recombinant methods for producing the same. The invention further relates to methods of killing cells using the antibodies of the invention.06-04-2009
20080292635Allergenic latex protein - The present invention relates to a protein found in natural rubber that can induce an allergic reaction in persons who have been sensitised to it. The invention provides for the process of isolating and purifying the protein and describes the characteristics of the protein, including its molecular weight, isoelectric point, amino acid sequence and allergenicity. The invention also describes the isolation and cloning a the DNA that encodes the protein. The production of the recombinant version of the protein using a protein expression vector is described.11-27-2008
20110262444FORM-SPECIFIC ANTIBODIES FOR NAG-1 (MIC-1, GDF-15), H6D AND OTHER TGF-BETA SUBFAMILY AND HEART DISEASE AND CANCER DIAGNOSES - A method of producing form-specific anti-peptide antibodies for a wild type protein and its one amino acid mutated protein using a peptide antigen, by obtaining a protein sequence of the wild type protein and its one amino acid mutated protein, selecting a continuous amino acid sequence without any internal cysteine residues that includes the one amino acid mutated sequence and wild type sequence corresponding to the mutated site at the end of the sequence to obtain a synthetic mutation peptide and a synthetic wild type peptide, conjugating the synthetic peptides to a carrier protein, and immunizing an animal to produce antibodies. Methods of detecting cancer and methods of treating cancer.10-27-2011
20100015155PEGYLATED ABETA FAB - A method to treat conditions associated with Aβ peptide activity both prophylactically and therapeutically is described. The method employs humanized antibody fragments that specifically bind human Aβ peptide between amino acid positions 13-28, wherein the antibody fragments are covalently attached to a polyethylene glycol (PEG) molecule.01-21-2010
20120141488NOVEL G PROTEIN COUPLED RECEPTOR PROTEIN AND USE THEREOF - Disclosed are novel GPCR (G Protein Coupled Receptor) proteins and genes encoding the same. Also provided is the use of the proteins and the genes. Particularly, contemplated are a novel GPCR (G Protein Coupled Receptor) polypeptide, a polynucleotide coding for the same, a recombinant vector carrying the polynucleotide or a fragment thereof, host cells transformed with the vector, a transgenic animal infected with the vector. Also, a composition for detecting a cancer marker, comprising an agent capable of measuring the expression level of mRNA or protein of the GPCR polynucleotide, a kit for the diagnosis of cancer, comprising the composition, and a method for detecting the GPCR polypeptide and a gene encoding the polypeptide are provided. Further, a composition for the treatment and prevention of cancer, comprising an oligonucleotide inhibiting the expression of a gene encoding the GPCR polypeptide or an antibody against the GPCR protein, and a method for screening a modulator of the GPCR protein or a cancer therapeutic agent are provided.06-07-2012
20110150890USE OF CGRP ANTAGONIST COMPOUNDS FOR TREATMENT OF PSORIASIS - The invention provides methods and compositions for treating, preventing and/or remedying psoriasis, based on compounds that have a calcitonin-related gene peptide (CGRP) antagonistic effect. Methods are also disclosed for identifying compounds with CGRP antagonist activity which thereby are suitable candidate compounds for treating psoriasis.06-23-2011
20120189635Methods for Treating or Preventing Malaria by Administering an Antibody that Specifically Binds Angiopoietin-2 (Ang-2) - The present invention provides methods for treating or preventing malaria by administering to a patient in need thereof a pharmaceutical composition comprising an antibody that specifically binds human angiopoietin-2 (Ang-2).07-26-2012
20100266599HUMAN RECEPTOR PROTEINS; RELATED REAGENTS AND METHODS - Nucleic acids encoding mammalian Toll-like receptors (TLRs) have been identified in human cells. Recombinantly produced TLRs are used in the preparation of antibodies that are capable of binding to the TLRs. The antibodies are advantageously used in the prevention and treatment of septic shock, inflammatory conditions, and viral infections.10-21-2010
20100086552ALLERGEN-BINDING IGE MONOCLONAL ANTIBODIES AND METHOD FOR PREPARING HYPOALLERGENS - The present invention relates to human IgE antibodies and derivatives thereof, which bind non-continuous planar allergenic epitope, such as in β-lactoglobulin, with high affinity and specificity. The present invention also relates to processes for making and engineering such allergen binding monoclonal antibodies and to methods for using these antibodies and derivatives thereof in the field of immunodiagnostics and immunotherapy.04-08-2010
2009031125612 Human Secreted Proteins - The present invention relates to 12 novel human secreted proteins and isolated nucleic acids containing the coding regions of the genes encoding such proteins. Also provided are vectors, host cells, antibodies, and recombinant methods for producing human secreted proteins. The invention further relates to diagnostic and therapeutic methods useful for diagnosing and treating disorders related to these novel human secreted proteins.12-17-2009
20110020356Therapeutic clostridium difficile antibody compositions01-27-2011
20090087439Compositions and methods for diagnosing or treating psoriasis - In one aspect, the present invention provides isolated nucleic acid molecules that encode a CAN-1 polypeptide, or an STG polypeptide. In another aspect, the present invention also provides isolated STG polypeptides, isolated CAN-1 polypeptides, and isolated SEEK-1 polypeptides. In another aspect, the present invention provides isolated antibodies that bind specifically to a CAN-1, SEEK-1 or STG polypeptide. In another aspect, the present invention provides methods of diagnosing or predicting the susceptibility to psoriasis of an individual. In another aspect, the present invention provides methods for ameliorating the symptoms and/or progression of psoriasis.04-02-2009
20090087438ANTI-TSG101 ANTIBODIES AND THEIR USES FOR TREATMENT OF VIRAL INFECTIONS - The present invention provides methods of using antibodies that bind a TSG101 protein to inhibit or reduce viral production. The invention also provides methods of using the TSG101 antibodies for the treatment of viral infections, including HIV infection. The invention further provides methods of detecting viral infected cells using TSG101 antibodies.04-02-2009
20100092472COMPOUNDS AND METHODS FOR THE MODULATION OF BETA-1 INTEGRIN FUNCTION TO MEDIATE TISSUE REPAIR - The present invention provides methods and compositions which modulate beta 1 integrin activity by functioning as allosteric antagonists. In particular, the present invention provides methods for mediating tissue repair where insult or injury has occurred by antagonising the allosteric function of beta 1 integrin.04-15-2010
20100098696FIBROBLAST GROWTH FACTOR RECEPTOR-3 (FGFR-3) INHIBITORS AND METHODS OF TREATMENT - The present invention relates to an isolated antibody or fragment thereof, which specifically binds to human FGFR-3(IIIb) and FGFR-3(IIIc), or mutant forms thereof Further embodiments include pharmaceutical compositions comprising the antibody and methods of using the antibody to treat cancer.04-22-2010
20100080802ANTI-IL-TIF ANTIBODIES AND METHODS OF USE - The present invention relates to ZCYTO18 polynucleotide and polypeptide molecules. The ZCYTO18 is a novel cytokine. The polypeptides may be used within methods for stimulating the proliferation and/or development of hematopoietic cells in vitro and in vivo. The present invention also includes methods for producing the protein, uses therefor and antibodies thereto.04-01-2010
20100080801LIR-9, a novel leukocyte immunoglobulin-like receptor - A new family of immunoreceptor molecules of the immunoglobulin superfamily, (LIR) polypeptides is described. Disclosed are sequences encoding LIR family members and their deduced amino acid sequences, polypeptides encoded by DNA that hybridizes to defined nucleotide sequences, processes for producing polypeptides of the LIR family, and specific antibodies directed against LIR polypeptides. LIR family members can be used to treat autoimmune diseases and disease states associated with suppressed immune function.04-01-2010
20100080804METHODS OF TREATING INFLAMMATORY DISORDERS OF THE LUNGS - 2F1 polypeptides are provided, along with DNA sequences, expression vectors and transformed host cells useful in producing the polypeptides. Soluble 2F1 polypeptides find use in inhibiting prostaglandin synthesis and treating inflammation.04-01-2010
20090175874NOVEL INTERLEUKIN-1 RECEPTOR INTRACELLULAR LIGAND PROTEINS AND INHIBITORS OF LIGAND BINDING - Novel IL-1-R intracellular ligand proteins are disclosed. Polynucleotides encoding the IL-1-R intracellular ligand protein are also disclosed, along with vectors, host cells, and methods of making the IL-1-R intracellular ligand protein. Pharmaceutical compositions containing the IL-1-R intracellular ligand protein, methods of treating inflammatory conditions, and methods of inhibiting IL-1-R intracellular domain binding are also disclosed. Methods of identifying inhibitors of IL-1-R intracellular domain binding and inhibitors identified by such methods are also disclosed.07-09-2009
20090169554Polypeptides of Leishmania Major and Polynucleotides Encoding Same and Vaccinal, Therapeutical and Diagnostic Applications Thereof - The present invention relates to new proteins of 07-02-2009
20090162370COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR CONDITIONING A SUBJECT FOR HEMATOPOIETIC CELL TRANSPLANTATION - Allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT) is an effective therapy for treatment of hematological malignancies and various autoimmune conditions. However, HCT traditionally requires conditioning by total body irradiation and/or chemotherapy, both of which are toxic and induce GVHD. Provided herein are compositions and methods for conditioning a subject for HCT by administering one or more anti-CD3 compounds and one or more histone deacetylase inhibitors. Also provided herein are methods for reducing GVHD in a subject receiving total body irradiation prior to HCT comprising administering one or more anti-CD3 compounds to the subject prior to total body irradiation.06-25-2009
20120107322IMMUNOGENIC AND THERAPEUTIC COMPOSITIONS FOR STREPTOCOCCUS PYOGENES - Compositions for preventing and/or treating 05-03-2012
20120107321Antibodies And Epitopes Specific To Misfolded Prion Protein - The present invention relates to antibodies and immunogenic peptides specific to misfolded prion protein (PrP, e g, PrP05-03-2012
20120107320ANTIBODIES SPECIFICALLY DIRECTED TO THE SOLUBLE FORM OF CTLA-4 - The invention provides materials and methods relating to antibodies specific for the soluble form of CTLA-4 (sCT-LA-4). Such antibodies have been shown to have a strong boosting effect on antigen-specific human immune responses.05-03-2012
20120107319Pharmaceutical compositions comprising antibodies binding to the intracellular domain of EBV (Epstein-Barr virus) latent membrane protein-1 (LMP1) - The invention relates to pharmaceutical and vaccine compositions comprising an antibody binding specifically to the intracellular domain of EBV protein LMP1.05-03-2012
20120107318METHODS OF ADMINISTERING PIF AGONIST PEPTIDES AND USES THEREOF - A novel class of embryo derived peptides are described (Preimplantation factor) that were generated synthetically and were tested on peripheral blood immune cells and shown to block activated but not basal immunity, inhibiting cell proliferation and creating a T05-03-2012
20100098695BIOMARKER SPECIFIC TO BRAIN/NERVE OR SPECIFIC TO NEURONAL DIFFERENTIATION - The invention provides a polypeptide and a specific partial peptide thereof, as well as a polynucleotide and a specific partial nucleotide thereof, that can be used as a biomarker specific for the brain/nerves or specific for nerve differentiation; an expression vector for such a polynucleotide and a specific partial peptide thereof; a transformant incorporating such an expression vector; an antisense molecule, RNAi-inducing nucleic acid (e.g., siRNA), aptamer, or antibody for such a biomarker, and a composition comprising the same; a mammalian cell or non-human mammal wherein the expression or a function of such a biomarker is regulated; a measuring means (e.g., primer set, nucleic acid probe, antibody, aptamer) for such a biomarker, and a reagent comprising the same and the like.04-22-2010
20090263395GENES AND POLYPEPTIDES RELATING TO BREAST CANCERS - The present application provides novel human genes B1194, A2282V1, A2282V2, and A2282V3 whose expression is markedly elevated in breast cancer. These genes and polypeptides encoded thereby can be used, for example, in the diagnosis of breast cancer, and as target molecules for developing drugs against breast cancer.10-22-2009
20090142347Tissue-Nonspecific Alkaline Phosphatase (TNAP): a Therapeutic Target for Arterial Calcification - This invention relates generally to the field of mineralization, and specifically to the role of TNAP in regulating the levels of extracellular inorganic pyrophosphate. The invention provides methods for modulating the activity of TNAP activity; methods for screening for modulators of TNAP activity; modulators of TNAP activity; and methods for treating pathologic conditions known of suspected to be affected by modulation of TNAP activity.06-04-2009
20090202551IMMUNOMODULATION BY ALTERING SPHINGOSINE 1-PHOSPHATE LYASE (SPL) ACTIVITY - Compositions and methods for modulating immune function are provided based on the unexpected discovery that inhibition of sphingosine-1-phosphate lyase (SPL) activity confers useful immunosuppressive effects, for example to modulate immune function in treatment or prevention of inflammation, transplant graft rejection, autoimmune disease, allergy, or other conditions, including therapeutic alteration of immune system cell survival and/or proliferation. Altering SPL activity by direct or indirect pharmacological intervention, or alternatively by molecular genetic methods to alter SPL expression levels, are also contemplated.08-13-2009
20110200606Antibodies that Bind to Lysyl Oxidase-Like 2 (LOXL2) and Methods of Use Therefor - The present disclosure provides lysyl oxidase-like-2 (LOXL2) polypeptide binding agents, including, for example, antibodies that specifically bind a LOXL2 polypeptide; and further provides compositions comprising same. The binding agents can be used in various treatment and diagnostic methods, which are also provided.08-18-2011
20110200603NEW ANTIGENS FOR PARATUBERCULOSIS DIAGNOSIS AND VACCINATION - Antigens of 08-18-2011
20100124552PEPTIDE BIOMARKERS OF CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE - The presently-disclosed subject matter provides methods for diagnosing a cardiovascular disease in a subject by determining an amount of one or more peptide biomarkers disclosed herein in a biological sample from the subject. The presently-disclosed subject matter further provides methods for determining treatment efficacy and/or progression of a cardiovascular disease in a subject by measuring amounts of one or more of the biomarkers in a biological sample from the subject. The presently-disclosed subject matter also provides antibodies and kits for measuring the biomarkers.05-20-2010
20090142351Human and rat PGC-3, PPAR-gamma coactivations and splice variants thereof - A novel gene PGC-3, and its role in regulating the transcriptional activity of PPARγ in adipose tissue. PGC-3 is highly expressed in human white adipose tissue and has utility in the development of new therapeutic agents for use in the treatment of obesity and other related disorders such as non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus, insulin resistance syndrome, dyslipidemia, and atherosclerosis.06-04-2009
20090142354HUMAN ANTIBODIES TO HUMAN DELTA LIKE LIGAND 4 - An isolated human antibody or a fragment of a human antibody which specifically binds to human delta-like ligand 4 (hDll4) and blocks hDll4 binding to a Notch receptor. The human anti-hDll4 antibody or antibody fragment binds dimeric hDll4 with an affinity of 75 pM or better, as measured by surface plasmon resonance.06-04-2009
20100272728MAMMALIAN TUMOR SUSCEPTIBILITY GENE PRODUCTS AND THEIR USES - The present invention provides methods and compositions for regulating ubiquitination in a cell. In particular, the present invention provides purified polypeptides comprising an ubiquitination-regulating domain. The invention also provides methods of using such polypeptides for screening for agents, for producing antibodies, and for treatment of diseases, e.g., proliferative diseases, neurodegenerative diseases, autoimmune diseases, metabolic disease and developmental abnormalities. The invention further provides antibodies that bind an ubiquitination-regulating domain and agents and antibodies that regulate ubiquitination in cells, e.g., by modulating the interaction between a TSG101 protein and an MDM2 protein.10-28-2010
20100272724Binding molecules capable of neutralizing rabies virus and uses thereof - The invention provides binding molecules that specifically bind to rabies virus and are capable of neutralizing the virus. The invention further provides nucleic acid molecules encoding the binding molecules, compositions comprising the binding molecules and methods of identifying or producing the binding molecules. The binding molecules can be used in the diagnosis, prophylaxis and/or treatment of a condition resulting from rabies virus. Preferably, they can be used in the post-exposure prophylaxis of rabies.10-28-2010
20090280127MONOCLONAL ANTIBODIES FOR ENHANCING OR INHIBITING INSULIN-LIKE GROWTH FACTOR-I - The present invention provides αVβ3 integrin cysteine loop domain agonists and antagonists (including peptide agonists and antagonists and analogs thereof), along with methods of using the same.11-12-2009
20110171224PsrP IS A PROTECTIVE ANTIGEN AGAINST PNEUMOCOCCAL INFECTION - Disclosed are pharmaceutical compositions that include a PsrP polypeptide, a nucleic acid encoding a PsrP polypeptide, or an antibody or fragment thereof that binds to a PsrP polypeptide domain, and methods of inhibiting, modulating, treating, or preventing a bacterial infection, such as an infection due to 07-14-2011
20090280123Kinesin polypeptides, polynucleotides encoding same and compositions and methods of using same - An isolated polynucleotide comprising a nucleic acid sequence encoding a KIF18A polypeptide being expressed in mesenchymal stem cells is disclosed. Methods of detecting same are disclosed as well as methods of using same for modulating estrogen signaling in cells.11-12-2009
20090291083BARB4 TARGET, ANTIBODY DESIGNATED BARB4, BARB4 RELATED ANTIBODIES, AND METHODS OF MAKING AND USING SAME - The invention provides antibodies, functional fragments, modified and variant forms, antibody targets, nucleic acid and other compositions. Antibodies, functional fragments, modified and variant forms, nucleic acid and other compositions are useful in treatment, diagnostic and vaccination methods. One treatment method includes inhibiting growth or proliferation of proliferating cells, such as hyperproliferative cells or inducing regression of hyperproliferative cells, such as cells of a cellular hyperproliferative disorder.11-26-2009
20080206252Novel Polypeptides, and Nucleic Acids Encoding the Same - An isolated polypeptide comprising an amino acid sequence having at least 80% sequence identity to the sequence SEQ ID NOS:2, 4, 6 or 8, polynucleotides encoding these peptides, and antibodies to the polypeptides are useful in treating cancers.08-28-2008
20090110682Antibody Having Inhibitory Effect on Amyloid Fibril Formation - Disclosed is an antibody having a high inhibitor effect on amyloid fibril formation. An antibody is produced by using a liposome containing a GM1 ganglioside at a predetermined ratio as an immunogen. Thus, the sequences of four types of antibodies each having a high inhibitory effect on amyloid fibril formation can be provided.04-30-2009
20090274702Method of treatment and Agents useful for same - The present invention relates generally to a method for the treatment and prophylaxis of inflammatory conditions. The present invention is predicated in part on the identification of cells of the monocyte/macrophage lineage being critical for inflammation and, in particular, chronic inflammation. In accordance with the present invention, it is proposed that the reduction in levels of monocyte/macrophage-type cells and/or a reduction in the production of inflammatory and pro-inflammatory mediators by these cells, especially locally, is effective in reducing inflammatory conditions. The present invention further provides animal models useful for screening for reducing levels of monocyte/macrophage-type cells and/or reducing the production of inflammatory and pro-inflammatory mediators of these cells.11-05-2009
20090274701CHLAMYDIA PNEUMONIAE POLYNUCLEOTIDES AND USES THEREOF - The subject of the invention is the genomic sequence and the nucleotide sequences encoding polypeptides of 11-05-2009
20090274699UL16 BINDING PROTEIN 4 - ULBP4, a novel member of the ULBP family has been isolated and characterized. ULBP4 is a useful activator of immune effector cells, particularly of NK cells.11-05-2009
20090280125Prion epitopes and methods of use thereof - Prion peptides comprising prion epitopes and fusions thereof, that display enhanced immunogenicity are described. Also described are methods of treating and diagnosing prion disease.11-12-2009
20090280126PEPTIDE-BASED IMMUNIZATION THERAPY FOR TREATMENT OF ATHEROSCLEROSIS - The present invention relates to antibodies raised against fragments of apolipoprotein B, in particular defined peptides thereof, for immunization or therapeutic treatment of mammals, including humans, against ischemic cardiovascular diseases, using one or more of said antibodies.11-12-2009
20090104200MODULATING INFLAMMASOME ACTIVITY AND INFLAMMATION IN THE CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM - Compositions and methods for reducing inflammation in the central nervous system (CNS) of a mammal that has been subjected to a stroke, traumatic injury to the CNS such as traumatic brain injury (TBI), spinal cord injury (SCI), or having an autoimmune or CNS disease have been developed. The compositions and methods described herein include antibodies that specifically bind to at least one component (e.g., ASC, NALP1) in a mammalian inflammasome (e.g., the NALP1 inflammasome) and have use as treatments for SCI, TBI, stroke, and autoimmune and CNS diseases in a mammal. In a rodent model of SCI, therapeutic neutralization of ASC using a polyclonal antibody that specifically binds to ASC inhibited the inflammasome, reduced caspase-1 activation, XIAP cleavage, and interleukin processing, resulting in significant tissue sparing and functional improvement. Additionally, in a rodent model of TBI, neutralization of ASC after TBI reduced caspase-1 activation and XIAP cleavage. Further, in a rodent thromboembolic stroke model, neutralization of NLRP1 resulted in reduced histopathological damage in mice and reduced cytokine activation, suggesting that the inflammasome complex forms in the brain after stroke and is a therapeutic target for reducing the detrimental consequences of post-stroke inflammation.04-23-2009
20090104198VASCULAR ENDOTHELIAL GROWTH FACTOR C (VEGF-C) PROTEIN AND GENE, MUTANTS THEREOF, AND USES THEREOF - Provided are purified and isolated VEGF-C polypeptides capable of binding to at least one of KDR receptor tyrosine kinase (VEGFR-2) and Flt4 receptor tyrosine kinase (VEGFR-3); analogs of such peptides that have VEGF-C-like or VEGF-like biological activities or that are VEGF or VEGF-C inhibitors; polynucleotides encoding the polypeptides; vectors and host cells that embody the polynucleotides; pharmaceutical compositions and diagnostic reagents comprising the polypeptides; and methods of making and using the polypeptides.04-23-2009
20090104197vWFA and/or ANT_IG Domain Containing Proteins - This invention relates to novel proteins (herein termed INSP141, INSP142, INSP143, and INSP144), herein identified as anthrax receptor-like proteins containing von Willebrand factor A (vWFA) and Anthrax receptor extracellular (ANT_IG) domains and to the use of these proteins and nucleic acid sequences from the encoding genes in the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of disease.04-23-2009
20090285821Campylobacter Pilus Protein, Compositions and Methods - The present disclosure provides coding and amino acid sequences for a 11-19-2009
20090285822PREVENTION 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.11-19-2009
20090285820Methods of Treating Degenerative Disorders With Rac 1B Inhibitor - The invention relates to compositions and methods for treating degenerative disorders. More particularly, the invention relates to methods of treating amyloïd beta peptide-related disorders, particularly Alzheimer's disease, using Rac1b inhibitors. The invention may be used in mammalian subjects, particularly human subjects, at various stages of the disease, including disease onset. The invention also provides methods of producing, identifying, selecting or optimising compounds for use in the treatment of amyloïd beta peptide-related disorders, based on a determination of the ability of a test compound to inhibit Rac1b.11-19-2009
20110171223Anti-peptide antibodies that cross react with protective antigen of bacillus anthracis and uses thereof - The present invention provides a purified peptide comprising at least one of the sequences LKQKSSNSRKKRSTS (SEQ ID NO:1), or VKNKRTFLSPWISNI (SEQ ID NO:2) as well as a vaccine, a method to protect or treat an animal from anthrax toxin, a method of making a vaccine and the use of the peptide. The present invention also provides a monoclonal antibody that specifically binds to a peptide sequence comprising at least one of the following peptide sequences: LKQKSSNSRKKRSTS (SEQ ID NO:1), or VKNKRTFLSPWISNI (SEQ ID NO:2) as well as a method to protect or treat an animal from anthrax toxin, a method of making a vaccine, a pharmaceutical composition, a method of making a pharmaceutical composition, and the use of the monoclonal antibody.07-14-2011
20090291084ANTI- IL-6 ANTIBODIES, COMPOSITIONS, METHODS AND USES - The present invention relates to at least one novel chimeric, humanized or CDR-grafted anti-IL-6 antibodies derived from the murine CLB-8 antibody, including isolated nucleic acids that encode at least one such anti-IL-6 antibody, vectors, host cells, transgenic animals or plants, and methods of making and using thereof, including therapeutic compositions, methods and devices.11-26-2009
20090291082Antagonists of IL-6 to raise Albumin and/or lower CRP - The present invention is directed to therapeutic methods using IL-6 antagonists such as antibodies and fragments thereof having binding specificity for IL-6 to improve survivability or quality of life of a patient in need thereof. In preferred embodiments these patients will comprise those exhibiting (or at risk of developing) an elevated serum C-reactive protein level or a reduced serum albumin level prior to treatment. In another preferred embodiment, the patient's Glasgow Prognostic Score will be increased and survivability will preferably be improved.11-26-2009
20090169555Mammalian sphingosine kinase type 2 isoforms, cloning, expression and methods of use thereof - Nucleic acids encoding mouse and human sphingosine kinase type 2 isoforms, methods for detecting agents or drugs which inhibit or promote sphingosine activity and therapeutic agents containing peptides or antibodies to peptides encoded by such nucleic acids.07-02-2009
20100129372INHIBITION OF PACAP SIGNALLING FOR THE PREVENTION AND TREATMENT OF THROMBOCYTOPENIA - The present invention discloses the use of inhibitors and/or antagonists of PACAP signalling for the manufacture of a medicament for the prevention or treatment of decreased blood platelet numbers (thrombocytopenia).05-27-2010
20110200604IDENTIFICATION OF NOVEL IgE EPITOPES - The present invention relates to novel peptide epitopes derived from the CH3 domain of IgE which are recognized by high affinity antibodies that specifically bind IgE. These novel peptides may be used for both active immunization of a subject by administering these peptides to generate high affinity antibodies in a subject, as well as for generating high affinity anti-IgE antibodies in non-human hosts that specifically bind to these regions of IgE for passive immunization of a subject.08-18-2011
20080213271Compositions and Methods For Modulating Dopamine Nerutransmission - The present invention provides for diagnosis or treatment of neurological or neuropsyciatric disorders involving abnormal dopamine neurotransmission. Methods and agents are provided for modulating dopamine transporter activity and modulating dopaminergic neurotransmission. Agents of the present invention include fragments of D2 receptor or dopamine transporter (DAT) that can disrupt D2-DAT coupling.09-04-2008
20100061990Hemagglutinin Polypeptides, and Reagents and Methods Relating Thereto - The present invention provides a system for analyzing interactions between glycans and interaction partners that bind to them. The present invention also provides HA polypeptides that bind to umbrella-topology glycans, and reagents and methods relating thereto.03-11-2010
20100061992THERAPEUTIC USES OF TIM-3 MODULATORS - The invention provides novel methods of treating neurological disorders, including neurodegenerative disorders such as MS. The invention also provides novel methods of treating cancers, including glial tumors such as glioblastoma multiforme. The invention further provides vaccines and related uses.03-11-2010
20110268738Antibodies Against Hmgb1 and Fragments Thereof - In various embodiments, the present invention is drawn to antibodies or antigen-binding fragments thereof that bind to particular fragments of HMGB1, methods of treating a condition in a subject characterized by activation of an inflammatory cytokine cascade, methods of detecting and/or identifying an agent that binds to an HMGB1 polypeptide or fragment thereof, and methods of detecting HMGB1 in a sample.11-03-2011
20100278830METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR MULTI-ANTIBODY THERAPIES - The present invention relates to methods and systems for administering antibody therapeutic agents. The methods include administering one or more (e.g., two or three) binding agents, wherein each of the binding agents has a binding region that is specific to a portion of a disease agent and one or more copies of a tag. The binding agents can be specific to one or more portions of the same or different disease agents. The tag is the same for each of the binding agents. The methods include administering an anti-tag antibody, wherein the anti-tag antibody has an anti-tag region that is specific to the tag, and can have an immunoglobulin (e.g., IgA, IgD, IgE, IgG, and IgM.). Disease agents include bacterial proteins, viral proteins, cancer cells, and proteins or toxins produced therefrom. In particular, the present invention includes methods and systems for binding agents that are specific to neurotoxins that cause botulism.11-04-2010
20100278831Nogo Receptor-Mediated Blockade of Axonal Growth - Disclosed are NgR proteins and biologically active Nogo (ligand) protein fragments. Also disclosed are compositions and methods for modulating the expression or activity of the Nogo and NgR protein. Also disclosed are peptides which block Nogo-mediated inhibition of axonal extension. The compositions and methods of the invention are useful in the treatment of cranial or cerebral trauma, spinal cord injury, stroke or a demyelinating disease.11-04-2010
20100221254Methods and Compositions for PDGF-C Activation and Inhibition - Methods for inhibiting angiogenesis comprising administering tissue-plasminogen activator (tPA) inhibitors, and pharmaceutical compositions suitable for the methods comprising the tPA inhibitors. Also provided are methods for stimulating angiogenesis comprising administering tPA to a patient in need thereof, and pharmaceutical compositions comprising an effective amount of tPA for the methods of stimulation. The present invention discloses that tPA is a specific PDGF-C activating protease, and that the CUB-domains in PDGF-CC directly interact with the protease, are required for efficient proteolysis, and released CUB-domains are tPA inhibitors. Preferably, the method and compositions of the present invention are used for simultaneously stimulating, or simultaneously inhibiting, thrombolysis and angiogenesis.09-02-2010
20100221256MENINGOCOCCUS ADHESINS NADA, APP AND ORF 40 - NadA, App and ORF40 function as adhesins in 09-02-2010
20100291094NUCLEIC ACID ENCODING 238P1B2 USEFUL IN DETECTING CANCER - A novel gene (designated 238P1B2) and its encoded protein, and variants thereof, are described wherein 238P1B2 exhibits tissue specific expression in normal adult tissue, and is aberrantly expressed in the cancers listed in Table I. Consequently, 238P1B2 provides a diagnostic, prognostic, prophylactic and/or therapeutic target for cancer. The 238P1B2 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 238P1B2 can be used in active or passive immunization.11-18-2010
20090269346Compositions Comprising Receptor-Associated Protein (RAP) Variants Specific for LRP2 and Uses Thereof - The present invention relates generally to receptor-selective variants of the low-density lipoprotein receptor-associated protein (RAP) and compositions thereof, methods of generating such variants and methods of using such receptor-selective RAP variant compositions for therapeutic purposes. The invention also relates to antibodies that bind to one or a small subset of CR-containing proteins.10-29-2009
20100143363CD161 LIGAND, PILAR, FOR MODULATING ACTIVATION AND PROLIFERATION OF T CELLS - The invention relates to a CD161 ligand known as Proliferation-Induced Lymphocyte-Associated Receptor (PILAR), which is crucial for a robust expansion of human lymphocytes. PILAR is markedly up-regulated on both CD4 and CD8 T cells upon TCR engagement and increases the expression of anti-apoptotic genes and glucose transporters through CD161, which globally results in a dramatic enhancement of T cell proliferation. Agents which stimulate or block this activity are also provided as are methods for manipulating PILAR signaling in the treatment of disease.06-10-2010
20100143361METHODS FOR THE TREATMENT OF A-BETA RELATED DISORDERS AND COMPOSITIONS THEREFOR - The invention provides methods for treating Aβ peptide related disorders such as Alzheimer's disease comprising administering a therapeutically effective amount of a CK1 modulator to a patient in need thereof.06-10-2010
20090169556VASCULAR ENDOTHELIAL CELL GROWTH FACTOR ANTAGONISTS - The present invention provides human vascular endothelial cell growth factor (hVEGF) antagonists, including monoclonal antibodies, hVEGF receptors, and hVEGF variants that are useful for the treatment of age-related macular degeneration, and other diseases and disorders characterized by undesirable or excessive neovascularization.07-02-2009
20090169553Novel Protein Fusion/Tag Technology - The present invention relates to fusion molecules comprising at least one first purification domain and a molecule of interest, wherein the purification domain is selected from the group consisting of a kringle domain and a staphylocoagulase D2 domain. The present invention further relates to methods of purifying a molecule of interest using the fusion molecules of the invention. Also provided is a method of making an antibody using the fusion molecules of the invention, wherein the purification domain is a kringle domain. In addition, the present invention provides for vaccines which have reduced immunoreactivity and which comprise a fusion molecule having a kringle domain and an immunogenic domain.07-02-2009
20100136012VARIANTS OF VEGFR AND THEIR USE IN THE DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT OF PREGNANCY ASSOCIATED MEDICAL CONDITIONS - An isolated polypeptide variant of VEGFR comprising an amino acid sequence at least 70% homologous to SEQ ID NO: 4 and an isolated polynucleotide encoding same are disclosed. A polynucleotide comprising a nucleic acid sequence capable of specifically hybridizing to the isolated polynucleotide and an isolated antibody comprising an antigen recognition domain which specifically binds the isolated polypeptide are also disclosed. Pharmaceutical compositions, methods of diagnosing and treating comprising same are also disclosed.06-03-2010
20100136010Novel 27875, 22025, 27420, 17906, 16319, 55092 and 10218 molecules and uses therefor - The invention provides isolated nucleic acids molecules, designated 27875, 22025, 27420, 16319, 55092 and 10218 nucleic acid molecules. The invention also provides antisense nucleic acid molecules, recombinant expression vectors containing 27875, 22025, 27420, 16319, 55092 and 10218 nucleic acid molecules, host cells into which the expression vectors have been introduced, and nonhuman transgenic animals in which a 27875, 22025, 27420, 16319, 55092 and 10218 gene has been introduced or disrupted. The invention still further provides isolated 27875, 22025, 27420, 17906, 16319, 55092 or 10218 proteins, fusion proteins, antigenic peptides and anti-27875, 22025, 27420, 17906, 16319, 55092 or 10218 antibodies. Diagnostic and therapeutic methods utilizing compositions of the invention are also provided.06-03-2010
20080241154Isolation, Identification and Characterization of tmst2, a Novel Member of the TNF-Receptor Supergene Family - Novel TNF receptor polypeptides are disclosed, along with polynucleotides encoding the polypeptides and uses thereof.10-02-2008
20080241152Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor C (VEGF-C) Protein and Gene, Mutants Thereof, and Uses Thereof - Provided are purified and isolated VEGF-C polypeptides capable of binding to at least one of KDR receptor tyrosine kinase (VEGFR-2) and Flt4 receptor tyrosine kinase (VEGFR-3); analogs of such peptides that have VEGF-C-like or VEGF-like biological activities or that are VEGF or VEGF-C inhibitors; polynucleotides encoding the polypeptides; vectors and host cells that embody the polynucleotides; pharmaceutical compositions and diagnostic reagents comprising the polypeptides; and methods of making and using the polypeptides.10-02-2008
20080241149Antibodies to complementary peptides of thrombin or portions thereof - Disclosed are antibodies and antigen-binding fragments that bind to a complementary peptide having an amino acid sequence that is encoded by the complement of a nucleotide sequence encoding thrombin or a portion thereof. Such antibodies and antigen-binding fragments can be agonists or antagonists of thrombin receptor-mediated events. Also disclosed are methods of using the agonist antibodies and antigen-binding fragments of the invention to activate the non-proteolytically activated thrombin receptor (NPAR) in a subject in need of such treatment. In addition, methods of using the antagonist antibodies and antigen-binding fragments of the invention to inhibit activation of the NPAR in a subject in need of such treatment are disclosed.10-02-2008
20090297525Compositions, kits and methods for identification, assessment, prevention and therapy of cancer - The invention relates to compositions, kits, and methods for detecting, characterizing, preventing, and treating human cancer. A variety of chromosomal regions (MCRs) and markers corresponding thereto, are provided, wherein alterations in the copy number of one or more of the MCRs and/or alterations in the amount, structure, and/or activity of one or more of the markers is correlated with the presence of cancer.12-03-2009
20090297526Membranolytic Polypeptides and Methods of Use - The present invention includes polypeptides, polynucleotides encoding the polypeptides, antibodies to the polypeptides, and methods for using the polypeptides and antibodies. The polypeptides include those with at least 80% identity to 12-03-2009
20090297527Binding Domains of Proteins of the Repulsive Guidance Molecule (RGM) Protein Family and Functional Fragments Thereof, and Their Use - The invention concerns the identification and use of neogenin receptor-binding domains of members of the repulsive guidance molecule (RGM) protein family as well as polypeptide fragments derived therefrom. The inventive domains, i.e. peptide fragments are suited as agents for the active or passive immunization of individuals as well as diagnostic and therapeutic agents for use with diseases or pathological conditions in whose origin or progression, a member of the RGM family and a cellular receptor assigned to this molecule are involved. The invention also concerns monoclonal and polyclonal antibodies directed against the inventive binding domains and against the polypeptides derived therefrom, and to method for producing the inventive domains, polypeptides and antibodies.12-03-2009
20090297531COMPOSITIONS 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.12-03-2009
20090297528Methods to identify compounds useful for the treatment of proliferative and differentiative disorders - The present invention relates to the discovery, identification and characterization of nucleotide sequences that encode novel substrate-targeting subunits of ubiquitin ligases. The invention encompasses nucleotides encoding novel substrate-targeting subunits of ubiquitin ligases: FBP1, FBP2, FBP3, FBP4, FBP5, FBP6, FBP7, FBP8, FBP9, FBP10, FBP11, FBP12, FBP13, FBP14, FBP15, FBP16, FBP17, FBP18, FBP19, FBP20, FBP21, FBP22, FBP23, FBP24, and FBP25, transgenic mice, knock-out mice, host-cell expression systems and proteins encoded by the nucleotides of the novel substrate-targeting subunits. The present invention relates to screening assays that use novel and known substrate-targeting subunits of ubiquitin ligases to identify potential therapeutic agents such as small molecules, compounds or derivatives and analogues of the novel and known ubiquitin ligases which modulate activity of the novel and known ubiquitin ligases for the treatment of proliferative and differentiative disorders, such as cancer, major opportunistic infections, immune disorders, certain cardiovascular diseases, and inflammatory disorders. The invention further encompasses therapeutic protocols and pharmaceutical compositions designed to target ubiquitin ligases and their substrates for the treatment of proliferative and differentiative disorders.12-03-2009
20090297530HERV-K ANTIGENS, ANTIBODIES, AND METHODS - Methods and compositions for cancer diagnostics and therapy are provided. More particular, methods and compositions for detecting, preventing, and treating HERV-K12-03-2009
20080213270NEUROTENSIN AS A MARKER AND THERAPEUTIC TARGET FOR SEPSIS - Sepsis is a complex, incompletely understood and often fatal disorder, typically accompanied by hypotension, that is considered to represent a dysregulated host response to an infection. Neurotensin (NT) is 13-amino-acid peptide that, among its multiple effects, induces hypotension. It is shown herein that plasma concentrations of NT are increased in humans with sepsis and in mice after caecal ligation and puncture (CLP), a model of sepsis. Mast cells can degrade NT through neurotensin receptor 1- and neurolysin-dependent mechanisms, diminishing the hypotensive effects of NT, reducing intraperitoneal NT concentrations, and improving survival. These findings show that mast cells can regulate NT concentrations, and identify NT as a biomarker and therapeutic target in sepsis.09-04-2008
20110206677ANTIBODIES SPECIFIC FOR SCLEROSTIN AND METHODS FOR INCREASING BONE MINERALIZATION - Compositions and methods relating to antibodies that specifically bind to TGF-beta binding proteins are provided. These methods and compositions relate to altering bone mineral density by interfering with the interaction between a TGF-beta binding protein sclerostin and a TGF-beta superfamily member, particularly a bone morphogenic protein. Increasing bone mineral density has uses in diseases and conditions in which low bone mineral density typifies the condition, such as osteopenia, osteoporosis, and bone fractures.08-25-2011
20080241150Functional negative regulatory domain sequences from human NOTCH1 and 2 and isolated LNR domains from human NOTCH1 - The present invention relates to a LNR-HD domain of the Notch receptor and methods of use. The method for expression and structural determination of the LNR-HD domain is described.10-02-2008
20110200605Polypeptides and use thereof - An isolated polypeptide comprises an amino acid sequence of SEQ ID No. 1 or 2 or a variant or fragment thereof. The variant may comprise an amino acid sequence that is at least 70% or 95% identical to the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID No. 1 or 2. A fragment thereof may be a peptide comprising at least 12 contiguous amino acids of SEQ ID No. 1 or 2. The polypeptide exhibits toll-like receptor activity. The TLR has been named TLR1 4. TLR receptors recognise a range of ligands and activate a series of signalling pathways that lead to the induction of immune and inflammatory genes.08-18-2011
20090068185Asthma associated factors as targets for treating atopic allergies including asthma and related disorders - A new gene in the calcium-activated chloride channel family has been discovered that is induced by IL-9, thereby providing a therapeutic target in IL-9 mediated development of atopic allergy, asthma-related disorders and cystic fibrosis. A method for the identification and use of small molecule inhibitors of this gene and its products to treat these disorders has also been discovered. The invention also includes a method for diagnosing susceptibility to, and assessing treatment of atopic allergy, asthma-related disorders by measuring the level of gene expression in biologic samples using antibody specific for this protein.03-12-2009
20080279855Dna Replication Modulating Peptides, Nucleic Acids Encoding Them, and Their Use in Pharmaceutical Compositions - The present invention relates to the use of a peptidic sequence which comprises or is constituted of a peptidic chain of at least contiguous amino acids selected from the amino acid sequence SEQ ID NO: 4, SEQ ID NO: 4 being delimited by the amino acid in position 76 and by the amino acid in position 160 of SEQ ID NO: 2 (human Geminin), provided that, if present, the flanking regions of the peptidic chain in the peptidic sequence are different from the flanking regions of the peptidic chain in SEQ ID NO: 2, for the preparation of a drug intended for the treatment or prevention of pathologies implying pathological DNA replication and/or differentiation disorders, or disturbance of the cellular proliferation/differentiation balance.11-13-2008
20080286277Antigen 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.11-20-2008
20080286276Proteins encoded by polynucleic acids of porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV) - The present invention provides a purified preparation containing, for example, at least one polypeptide selected from the group consisting of proteins encoded by one or more open reading frames (ORF's) of an Iowa strain of porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV), antigenic regions of such proteins which are at least 5 amino acids in length and which effectively protect a porcine host against a subsequent challenge with a PRRSV isolate, and combinations thereof in which amino acids non-essential for antigenicity may be conservatively substituted. The present invention also concerns a vaccine comprising an effective amount of such a protein; antibodies which specifically bind to such a protein; methods of producing the same; and methods of protecting a pig against a PRRSV, treating a pig infected by a PRRSV, and detecting PRRSV in a pig.11-20-2008
20120141489Hypoxia Induced Mitogenic Factor - We found that FIZZ1/RELMα is inducible by hypoxia in lung. The hypoxia-upregulated expression of FIZZ1/RELMα was located in the pulmonary vasculature, bronchial epithelial cells, and type II pneumocytes. Recombinant FIZZ1/RELMα protein stimulates rat pulmonary microvascular smooth muscle cell (RPSM) proliferation dose-dependently. Therefore, we renamed this gene as hypoxia-induced mitogenic factor (HIMF). HIMF strongly activated Akt phosphorylation. The phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase (PI3K) inhibitor LY294002 inhibits HIMF-activated Akt phosphorylation. It also inhibits HIMF-stimulated RPSM proliferation. Thus, the PI3K/Akt pathway, at least in part, mediates the proliferative effect of HIMF. HIMF also has angiogenic and vasoconstrictive activity. Notably, HIMF increases pulmonary arterial pressure and vascular resistance more potently than either endothelin-1 or angiotensin II.06-07-2012
20080292636Chemokine panec-2 polynuleotides, polypeptides, antibodies and methods of making and using them - The present invention provides nucleotide and amino acid sequences that identify and encode novel expressed chemokines (PANEC-1 and PANEC-2) from human pancreas cells. The present invention also provides for antisense molecules to the nucleotide sequences which encode PANEC-1 and PANEC-2, expression vectors for the production of purified PANEC-1 and PANEC-2, antibodies capable of binding specifically to PANEC-1 and PANEC-2, hybridization probes or oligonucleotides for the detection of PANEC-1- or PANEC-2-encoding nucleotide sequences, genetically engineered host cells for the expression of PANEC-1 and PANEC-2, diagnostic tests for chemokine activation based on PANEC-1- and PANEC-2-encoding nucleic acid molecules and antibodies capable of binding specifically to the protein.11-27-2008
20080292634Nontypable Haemophilus Infuenzae Virulence Factors - The invention relates to a mutation within the sap operon of an avirulent clone of a nontypeable strain of 11-27-2008
20080292633COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR THE THERAPY AND DIAGNOSIS OF LUNG CANCER - Compositions and methods for the therapy and diagnosis of cancer, particularly lung cancer, are disclosed. Illustrative compositions comprise one or more lung tumor polypeptides, immunogenic portions thereof, polynucleotides that encode such polypeptides, antigen presenting cell that expresses such polypeptides, and T cells that are specific for cells expressing such polypeptides. The disclosed compositions are useful, for example, in the diagnosis, prevention and/or treatment of diseases, particularly lung cancer.11-27-2008
20080311125Scytovirin Domain 1 Related Polypeptides - A scytovirin domain 1 (SD1) polypeptide, a nucleic acid encoding the polypeptide, and related fusion proteins, conjugates, isolated cells, vectors, and antibodies, as well as a method of inhibiting a viral infection using the same.12-18-2008
20080219984Nogo receptor-mediated blockade of axonal growth - Disclosed are NgR proteins and biologically active Nogo (ligand) protein fragments. Also disclosed are compositions and methods for modulating the expression or activity of the Nogo and NgR protein. Also disclosed are peptides which block Nogo-mediated inhibition of axonal extension. The compositions and methods of the invention are useful in the treatment of cranial or cerebral trauma, spinal cord injury, stroke or a demyelinating disease.09-11-2008
20080274114Anti-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.11-06-2008
20080213272VEGF-RELATED PROTEIN - A human VEGF-related protein (VRP) has been identified and isolated that binds to, and stimulates the phosphorylation of, the receptor tyrosine kinase Flt4. The VRP is postulated to be a third member of the VEGF protein family. Also provided are antibodies that bind to VRP and neutralize a biological activity of VRP, compositions containing the VRP or antibody, methods of use, chimeric polypeptides, and a signal polypeptide for VRP.09-04-2008
20080254035Lipocalin Protein - The invention is based on the discovery that the human protein referred to herein as INSP181 protein is a lipocalin.10-16-2008
20110206675ANTI-NOTCH3 AGONIST ANTIBODIES AND THEIR USE IN THE TREATMENT OF NOTCH3-RELATED DISEASES - The present invention relates to agonist antibodies that specifically bind to Notch 3 and activate signaling. The present invention includes antibodies binding to an epitope comprising the first Lin12 domain. The present invention also includes uses of these antibodies to treat or prevent Notch 3 related diseases or disorders.08-25-2011
20080241156Inhibitors of hepatitis C virus - The present invention relates to methods that employ peptides or peptide derivatives to inhibit hepatitis C virus infection. The present invention is based in part on the discovery that E2 envelope glycoprotein of hepatitis C virus has previously undescribed domains that are important for interactions with cellular or viral proteins that are necessary for early steps in HCV infection. The present invention provides peptides and methods of treatment and prophylaxis of diseases induced by hepatitis C virus and related viruses.10-02-2008
20090202549Anti-IL-12 Antibodies, Epitopes, Compositions, Methods and Uses - An anti-IL-12 antibody that binds to a portion of the IL-12 protein corresponding to at least one amino acid residue selected from the group consisting of residues 15, 17-21, 23, 40-43, 45-47, 54-56 and 58-62 of the amino acid sequence of the p40 subunit of IL-12, including isolated nucleic acids that encode at least one anti-IL-12 antibody, vectors, host cells, transgenic animals or plants, and methods of making and using thereof have applications in diagnostic and/or therapeutic compositions, methods and devices.08-13-2009
20120034231COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS OF USE FOR THERAPEUTIC ANTIBODIES - The present invention relates to antibodies that specifically bind to IL12Rβ1, the non-signal transducing chain of the heterodimeric IL12 receptor (together with IL12Rβ2 chain) as well as IL23 receptor (together with IL23Rα chain). The invention more specifically relates to specific antibodies that are IL12 and IL23 receptor antagonists capable of inhibiting IL12/IL18 induced IFNγ production of T cells and compositions and methods of use for said antibodies to treat pathological disorders that can be treated by inhibiting IFNγ production, such as rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis or inflammatory bowel diseases or other autoimmune and inflammatory disorders.02-09-2012
20100008923Organic Compounds - The invention relates to pharmaceutical compositions containing inhibitors of histone deacetylase and B vitamins and methods of use thereof, in the treatment of HDAC dependent diseases and for the manufacture of pharmaceutical preparations for the treatment of said diseases.01-14-2010
20100143362LINGO binding molecules and Pharmaceutical Use Thereof - The present invention provides a binding molecule which is capable of binding to the rat, cynomolgus monkey and human LINGO polypeptide, a polynucleotide encoding such binding molecule; an expression vector comprising said polynucleotide; an expression system comprising a 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 to promote axonal regeneration/plasticity; a pharmaceutical composition comprising said binding molecule; and a method of treatment of diseases associated with axonal degeneration and demyelination.06-10-2010
20130022607MUCOSAL VASCULAR ADDRESSINS AND USES THEREOF - The present invention relates to isolated antibodies and antigen-binding fragments that selectively bind human MAdCAM.01-24-2013
20080267966Polypeptides from Non-Typeable Haemophilus Influenzae - Polypeptides comprising non-typeable 10-30-2008
20080267967MODULATION OF CD200 RECEPTORS - The present invention relates to CD200 receptor isoforms and modulators thereof and their use in methods of immune modulation and pharmaceutical compositions.10-30-2008
20100136016HEAT SHOCK PROTEINS FROM MYCOBACTERIUM LEPRAE AND USES THEREOF - The present invention is directed to heat shock proteins from 06-03-2010
20090092613Novel TNF receptor death domain ligand proteins and inhibitors of ligand binding - Novel TNF receptor death domain (“TNF-R1-DD”) ligand proteins are disclosed. Polynucleotides encoding the TNF-R1-DD ligand protein are also disclosed, along with vectors, host cells, and methods of making the TNF-R1-DD ligand protein. Pharmaceutical compositions containing the TNF-R1-DD ligand protein, methods of treating inflammatory conditions, and methods of inhibiting TNF-R death domain binding are also disclosed. Methods of identifying inhibitors of TNF-R death domain binding and inhibitors identified by such methods are also disclosed.04-09-2009
20090181030USE OF A PREPARATION BASED ON AN ANTIBODY DIRECTED AGAINST A TUMOR-ASSOCIATED GLYCOSYLATION - The invention relates to the use of a preparation based on an antibody directed against a tumor-associated glycosylation for preparing a medicament for the prophylactic and/or therapeutic treatment for the reduction or inhibition, respectively, of the growth of tumor cells in a cancer patient, as well as to a pharmaceutical preparation containing an antibody directed against a tumor-associated glycosylation. Moreover, the invention relates to a preparation for pharmaceutical and/or diagnostic use, a diagnostic method and an agent for determining the risk of metastasis formation in a cancer patient, as well as a method of producing a preparation based on a body fluid or tissue, in each case using the antibody directed against a tumor-associated glycosylation.07-16-2009
20100291095IDENTIFICATION OF A CONSERVED REGION OF PLASMODIUM FALCIPARUM MSP3 TARGETED BY BIOLOGICALLY ACTIVE ANTIBODIES - Antigenic and immunogenic determinants of Merozoite surface protein 3 (MSP3). Antigenicity and functional assays identified a 68-amino acid conserved domain of MSP3 as a target of biologically active antibodies. A peptide comprising amino acid residues 184-251 of SEQ ID NO: 2, may also be employed as may peptides consisting of different combinations of the MSP3 a, b, c, d, e and f peptides. Particular non-overlapping or overlapping segments of MSP3 a, b, c, d, e and f peptides may also be used. The various overlapping segments and nonoverlapping segments among the different MSP3 peptides are shown in FIG. 11-18-2010
20090304701ANTIBODIES BINDING IL-1 RELATED POLYPEPTIDES - The present invention is directed to novel polypeptides having homology to the IL-1-like family of proteins 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 methods for producing the polypeptides of the present invention.12-10-2009
20090191206Human Semen Enhancer of Viral Infection Peptides (SEVI) and Their Use - Subject of the invention are peptides corresponding to a fragment of amino acids 240-290 of human prostatic acid phosphatase. The invention also relates to nucleic acids, antibodies, medicaments and diagnostics and their use and use of the peptides for the treatment and diagnosis of viral diseases, especially HIV disease.07-30-2009
20100291090Prion Protein as a Receptor for Amyloid-Beta Oligomers - The invention provides methods of inhbiting suppression of long term potentiation, improving acute memory retention and spatial memory performance and treating Alzheimer's disease by administration of a PrPc antagonist or combinations thereof. Additionally, this invention provides pharmaceutical kits comprising, and methods for making and using, such combinittions, as well as methods of identifying molecules that could function as PrP11-18-2010
20090181023Nogo-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; an expression system comprising a 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 nerve repair; a pharmaceutical composition comprising said binding molecule; and a method of treatment of diseases associated with nerve repair07-16-2009
20090181029Methods for treating interleukin-6 related diseases - A pharmaceutical composition for the treatment of interleukin-6 (IL-6) related diseases, comprising an interleukin-6 antagonist (IL-6 antagonist) and immunosuppressants. The IL-6 antagonist is preferably an antibody to an interleukin-6 receptor (IL-6R).07-16-2009
20110206676COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS RELATED TO STAPHYLOCOCCAL BACTERIUM PROTEINS - The present invention concerns methods and compositions for treating or preventing a bacterial infection, particularly infection by a 08-25-2011
20110206674Yersinia SPP. Polypeptides and Methods of Use - The present invention provides isolated polypeptides isolatable from a 08-25-2011
20110217307SYNTHETIC PEPTIDES CORRESPONDING TO OVERLAPPING NEUTRALIZING DETERMINANTS IN THE CBD1 EPITOPE INDUCE BROADLY NEUTRALIZING ANTIBODIES - The present invention relates to chimeric peptides having a caveolin-1 binding domain of an HIV-1 gp41 (CBD1) peptide or a variant of said CBD1, fused to a T helper epitope. In one aspect, the T epitope is from a peptide selected from the group consisting of a tetanus toxin, an HIV-1 Gag p24 and an HIV-1 Env-gp120. Compositions containing these chimeric peptides and pharmaceutical and immunogenic compositions as well as vaccines comprising these chimeric peptides also are part of the present invention. Methods to induce neutralizing antibodies against HIV-1 activity and uses of the chimeric peptides to treat or to prevent HIV-1 infection are also disclosed.09-08-2011
20090136510Inhibition of macrophage-stimulating protein receptor (RON) and methods of treatment thereof - The invention provides antibodies or fragments thereof, including human antibodies, specific for Macrophage-Stimulating Protein Receptor (MSP-R or RON), which inhibit RON activation. Also provided are methods to inhibit RON, particularly the use of RON antibodies to treat diseases such as cancer.05-28-2009
20090162364Apo-2 ligand - A novel cytokine, designated Apo-2 ligand, which induces mammalian cell apoptosis is provided. The Apo-2 ligand is believed to be a member of the TNF cytokine family. Compositions including Apo-2 ligand chimeras, nucleic acid encoding Apo-2 ligand, and antibodies to Apo-2 ligand are also provided. Methods of using Apo-2 ligand to induce apoptosis and to treat pathological conditions such as cancer, are further provided.06-25-2009
20090162365Novel siRNAS and methods of use thereof - The invention relates to compounds, in particular siRNAs, which inhibit the expression of specific human genes. The invention also relates to pharmaceutical compositions comprising such compounds and a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier. The present invention also provides a method of treating and/or preventing the incidence or severity of various diseases or conditions associated with the genes and/or symptoms associated with such diseases or conditions comprising administering to a subject in need of treatment for such disease or condition and/or symptom the compound or the pharmaceutical composition in a therapeutically effective dose so as to thereby treat the subject. The invention also provides antibodies which inhibit specified human polypeptides and pharmaceutical compositions comprising one or more such antibodies.06-25-2009
20090162362Alzheimer's disease treatment method - The invention relates to antibodies which are used in the preparation of a medicament for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease. More specifically, the invention relates to the use of an antibody specifically recognizing any one of the predominant variants of the amyloid beta peptide, Ab40 and Ab42, in the preparation of a medicament that is used to prevent and/or treat Alzheimer's disease.06-25-2009
20120231006ANTI-ORAI1 ANTIGEN BINDING PROTEINS AND USES THEREOF - Disclosed is an isolated antigen binding proteins, such as but not limited to, an antibody or antibody fragment, that specifically bind to SEQ ID NO: 4, the amino acid sequence of extracellular loop 2 (ECL2) of human Orai1. Also disclosed are pharmaceutical compositions and medicaments comprising the antigen binding protein, isolated nucleic acid encoding it, vectors and host cells useful in methods of making it, and methods of using it in treating disorders or diseases in patients.09-13-2012
20090186031COMPOSITIONS 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.07-23-2009
20090214553Complete human monoclonal IgG4lambda specific for CTLA-4 and uses thereof for detection of soluble CTLA-4 and isolation of regulatory cells - The present invention provides a CTLA-4 non-blocking agent of a complete human antibody nature, thus is non-immunogenic in a human. The immunoassay method using such a non-blocking agent measures the CTLA-4 content in a sample of a human subject. The present invention further provides a novel method for isolating human regulatory T cells. The resultant enriched and depleted cellular populations are useful in treating or ameliorating of human diseases.08-27-2009
20090285823GLYCOPEPTIDES DERIVED FROM PANCREATIC STRUCTURES, ANTIBODIES AND APPLICATIONS THEREOF IN DIAGNOSTICS AND THERAPEUTICS - Glycopeptide comprising 1 to 40 repeated C-terminal polypeptides, with 11 amino acids, of BSDL or FAPP, whereby said polypeptides are glycosylated and bear glycosylated epitopes giving rise to a specific immunological reaction with induced antibodies in a patient suffering from type 1 diabetes and/or purified from biological fluids of human or animal origin or recombinant and produced by expression in a standard host cell comprising an enzymatic material necessary for priming a glycosylation, said host cell being genetically modified such as to comprise a gene coding for said polypeptides and a gene coding for one or more enzymes selected from among glycosyltransferases, anti-glycopeptide antibodies and the applications thereof in therapeutics and diagnostics.11-19-2009
20090136508METHOD OF DIAGNOSING COLON AND GASTRIC CANCERS - Objective methods for detecting and diagnosing Colorectal and gastric carcinomas are described herein. In one embodiment, the diagnostic method involves the determining a expression level of colon or gastric cancer-associated gene that discriminate between colon or gastric cancer and normal cell. The present invention further provides methods of screening for therapeutic agents useful in the treatment of colonic cancer and method of vaccinating a subject against colon or gastric cancer.05-28-2009
20090136505Intranasal Administration of Active Agents to the Central Nervous System - Pharmaceutical compositions and methods for delivering a polypeptide to the central nervous system of a mammal via intranasal administration are provided. The polypeptide can be a catalytically active protein or an antibody, antibody fragment or antibody fragment fusion protein. The polypeptides are formulated with one or more specific agents.05-28-2009
20090136507HBM variants that modulate bone mass and lipid levels - The present invention relates to methods and materials used to express an HBM-like polypeptide derived from HBM, LRP5 or LRP6 in animal cells and transgenic animals. The present invention also relates to transgenic animals expressing the HBM-like polypeptides. The invention provides nucleic acids, including coding sequences, oligonucleotide primers and probes, proteins, cloning vectors, expression vectors, transformed hosts, methods of developing pharmaceutical compositions, methods of identifying molecules involved in bone development, and methods of diagnosing and treating diseases involved in bone development and lipid modulation. In preferred embodiments, the present invention is directed to methods for treating, diagnosing and preventing osteoporosis.05-28-2009
20090186032Bio-Markers For Diagnosing Diabetic Retinopathy - Disclosed herein are bio-markers for diagnosing diabetic retinopathy, a use of proteins, whose expression level down-regulated or up-regulated in the tears of a non-proliferative diabetic retinopathy (NPDR) patient, as bio-markers for diagnosing diabetic retinopathy, and a composition and kit for diagnosing diabetic retinopathy comprising antibodies against said proteins.07-23-2009
20090186033ANTI-AMYLOID IMMUNOGENIC COMPOSITIONS, METHODS AND USES - The present invention provides a recombinant immunogenic obtained by tandem multimerization of a B-cell epitope bearing fragment of Aβ42, within the active loop site of a carrier (display site), preferably bacterial thioredoxin (Trx). Polypeptides bearing multiple copies of Aβ42 fragments, preferably with an interposed amino acid linker, were constructed and injected into mice in combination with an adjuvant. Monoclonal antibodies were made which recognize the immunogenic construct comprising a carrier bearing at least one fragment of Aβ42 within an active loop site of the carrier. The elicited antibodies were found to selectively bind to fibrillar and/or oligomers Aβ within neuritic AD plaques.07-23-2009
20090017035HUMAN ANTIBODIES TO HUMAN DELTA LIKE LIGAND 4 - An isolated human antibody or a fragment of a human antibody which specifically binds to human delta-like ligand 4 (hDll4) and blocks hDll4 binding to a Notch receptor. The human anti-hDll4 antibody or antibody fragment binds hDll4 with an affinity of 300 pM or better, as measured by surface plasmon resonance.01-15-2009
20080317755COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR THE THERAPY AND DIAGNOSIS OF COLON CANCER - Compositions and methods for the therapy and diagnosis of cancer, particularly colon cancer, are disclosed. Illustrative compositions comprise one or more colon tumor polypeptides, immunogenic portions thereof, polynucleotides that encode such polypeptides, antigen presenting cell that expresses such polypeptides, and T cells that are specific for cells expressing such polypeptides. The disclosed compositions are useful, for example, in the diagnosis, prevention and/or treatment of diseases, particularly colon cancer.12-25-2008
20090252737T Cell Regulatory Genes And Methods Of Use Thereof - A genetic locus and corresponding family of proteins associated with regulation of immune function and cell survival are provided. These genes encode cell surface molecules with conserved IgV and mucin domains. The locus comprising the TIM family is genetically associated with immune dysfunction, including asthma. Furthermore, the TIM gene family is located within a region of human chromosome 5 that is commonly deleted in malignancies and myelodysplastic syndrome. Polymorphisms in the gene sequences are associated with the development of airway hyperreactivity and allergic inflammation, and T cell production of IL-4 and IL-13. The proteins include the human hepatitis A cellular receptor, hHAVcr-1.10-08-2009
20130122008Anti-IL 1- Antibody Combination Therapy - The present invention relates to a new combination comprising a therapeutically effective amount of an anti-IL1β antibody or an antigen-binding fragment thereof and at least one anti-diabetic agent. The anti-diabetic agent can be selected from the group consisting of insulin signaling pathway modulators, such as inhibitors of protein tyrosine phosphatases (PTPases), non-small molecule mimetic compounds and inhibitors of glutamine-fructose-6-phosphate amidotransferase (GFAT), DPP-IV inhibitors, agents influencing a deregulated hepatic glucose production, like inhibitors of glucose-6-phosphatase (G6Pase), inhibitors of fructose-1,6-bisphosphatase (F-1,6-BPase), inhibitors of glycogen phosphorylase (GP), glucagon receptor antagonists and inhibitors of phosphoenolpyruvate carboxykinase (PEPCK), pyruvate dehydrogenase kinase (PDHK) inhibitors, insulin sensitivity enhancers, insulin secretion enhancers, α-glucosidase inhibitors, inhibitors of gastric emptying, insulin, and α05-16-2013
20130122009Engineered Anti-IL-23p19 Antibodies - Engineered antibodies to human IL-23p19 are provided, as well as uses thereof, e.g. in treatment of inflammatory, autoimmune, and proliferative disorders.05-16-2013
20110223175Gene Encoding G-Protein Coupled Receptor And Gene Product Thereof - The present invention, the objects of which are to find out a gene encoding a protein having functions equivalent to those of G-protein-coupled receptor (GPCR) and the protein, and to provide a method for identifying a compound that regulates functions and/or expression of the protein, and to provide a useful mean for preventing and/or treating diseases related to the gene and the protein, provides a DNA comprising base sequence described in SEQ ID NO: 1 or complementary strand thereof, complementary strand of the DNA, a protein encoded by the DNA, a vector containing the DNA, a transformant containing the vector, an antibody against the protein, a method for identifying a compound that regulates functions and/or expression of the protein using aforementioned members, an agent for improving and a method for improving depression state, a pharmaceutical composition, and a reagent kit.09-15-2011
20110223173Botulinum Neurotoxin A Receptor and the Use Thereof - The present invention is based on the identification of synaptic vessel glycoprotein SV2 as the BoNT/A receptor and the further identification of various BoNT/A-binding fragments of SV2. The disclosure here provides new tools for diagnosing and treating botulism.09-15-2011
20090081225PIF peptides biologic activities, site of action, and the antibody to detect PIF - A novel class of embryo derived peptides are described (Preimplantation factor) that were generated synthetically and were tested on peripheral blood immune cells and shown to block activated but not basal immunity, inhibiting cell proliferation and creating a T03-26-2009
20110142843FETAL POLYPEPTIDES FROM HUMAN LIVER - Novel fetal genes (fls353 and fls485) have been successfully isolated from human fetal liver-derived cDNAs. These genes were specifically expressed in tissues including fetal tissues which are thought to contain a large number of undifferentiated cells and actively differentiating/proliferating cells. High levels of expression of these genes were observed also in a variety of cancer cells. The proteins and genes encoding the proteins can be used as the tool for developing drugs for the treatment of tumors.06-16-2011
20110142842POLYPEPTIDES - There is disclosed a polypeptide consisting of between 7 and 100 amino acids and comprising: the sequence of the peptide of any one of SEQ. ID NOS: 1 to 145. There is also disclosed a T-cell receptor, or a peptide-binding fragment thereof, wherein the CDR3 region of the beta chain of the T-cell receptor comprises a glycine residue at position 5 from the N-terminus. The T-cell receptor is capable of binding a peptide consisting of the sequence of SEQ. ID NO. 18, when the peptide is presented on an HLA molecule of a first HLA allele.06-16-2011
20090053232MODULATION OF SYNAPTOGENESIS - The present invention describes methods and compositions for modulating synaptogenesis and axon and/or dendritic growth. The methods include the use of agents that modulate a thrombospondin and/or an α2δ subunit of a calcium channel.02-26-2009
20090053230ANTI-OX40L ANTIBODIES AND METHODS USING SAME - The invention provides anti-OX40L antibodies, and compositions comprising and methods of using these antibodies.02-26-2009
20090053229Methods of Treating Conditions Involving Neuronal Degeneration - The invention provides methods for treating conditions of the eye involving death or degeneration of retinal ganglion cells, including glaucoma, by the administration of Nogo receptor-1 antagonists.02-26-2009
20090053231Optical Disc Apparatus - Disclosed are human mitogen-activated (MAP) kinase kinase isoforms (MKKs). MKKs mediate unique signal transduction pathways that activate human MAP kinases p38 and JNK, which result in activation of other factors, including activating transcription factor-2 (ATF2) and c-Jun. The pathways are activated by a number of factors, including cytokines and environmental stress. Methods are provided for identifying reagents that modulate MKK function or activity and for the use of such reagents in the treatment of MKK-mediated disorders.02-26-2009
20090053228Lawsonia intracellularis subunit vaccines - The present invention relates i.a. to nucleic acids encoding novel 02-26-2009
20090081224Compositions of polypeptides specific to pathogenic strains and their use as vaccines and in immunotheraphy - The invention relates to compositions of polypeptides specific to pathogenic strains comprising at least one polypeptide of a first group, having a sequence selected in the group comprising the sequences of SEQ ID No. 159, or homologous sequences of polypeptides of the first group and/or the second group with a minimum of 25% of identity with the whole sequences of said polypeptides. Application for the preparation of vaccine compositions specific to 03-26-2009
20090081227HUMAN AND MAMMALIAN STEM CELL-DERIVED NEURON SURVIVAL FACTORS - The present invention relates to human, rat and mouse stem cell-derived neuron survival factor polypeptides (SDNSF), a process for producing them, cDNA encoding SDNSF, a vector comprising the cDNA, host cells transformed by the vector, an antibody against SDNSF, pharmaceutical compositions containing SDNSF or the antibody, a method of assaying SDNSF, a reagent for assaying SDNSF, and a screening method using SDNSF. The polypeptides are effective in the survival of nerve cells and, therefore, efficacious in treating injury to the central nerve system caused by brain infarction, brain hemorrhage, spinal cord injury, etc.03-26-2009
20090104203Compositions and Methods for Regulating Osteoclast Differentiation, Activation and Bone Resorption - Provided is a purified, negative regulator of osteoclast differentiation and bone resorption, specifically LRRc17. Further provided are methods and compositions for treating degenerative bone disorders, and treatments and prophylactic approaches for regulating bone resorption, and for decreasing or inhibiting the excessive bone loss associated with abnormal or excessive generation of or activity of osteoclasts.04-23-2009
20090074782Compositions 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 cell. 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.03-19-2009
20090196872HUMAN MONOCLONAL ANTIBODIES TO INFLUENZA M2 PROTEIN AND METHODS OF MAKING AND USING SAME - Human, humanized and chimeric monoclonal antibodies that bind to influenza M2 protein. A human monoclonal antibody that binds to influenza M2 protein having different amino acid sequences. The antibodies are useful for, among other things, treatment, diagnostics, purifying and isolating M2 or influenza virus, and identifying the presence of M2 or influenza virus in a sample or a subject.08-06-2009
20090104199Breast Cancer Resistance Protein (BCRP) And The DNA Which Encodes It - The Breast Cancer Resistance Protein is described, as well as the cDNA encoding said protein. This protein has been found to confer resistance to cancer chemotherapeutic drugs.04-23-2009
20110229483TUMOR ANGIOGENESIS ASSOCIATED GENES AND A METHOD FOR THEIR IDENTIFICATION - Crucial to designing anti-angiogenic and vascular targeting approaches is the identification of specific target molecules. We compared transcriptional profiles of tumor endothelial cells with that of normal resting endothelial cells, normal but angiogenically activated placental endothelial cells, and cultured endothelial cells. Although the majority of transcripts were classified as general angiogenesis markers, we identified 17 genes that show specific overexpression in tumor endothelium. Antibody targeting of four cell-surface expressed or secreted products (vimentin, CD59, HMGB1 and IGFBP7) inhibited angiogenesis in vitro and in vivo. Finally, targeting endothelial vimentin in a mouse tumor model significantly inhibited tumor growth and reduced microvessel density. Our results demonstrate the utility of the identification and subsequent targeting of specific tumor endothelial markers for anticancer therapy.09-22-2011
20080233125Compositions and methods for inhibiting squamous cell carcinoma - The present invention relates to compositions and methods for detecting and inhibiting squamous cell carcinoma using agents that target the laminin 5 alpha 3 G4-G5 domain.09-25-2008
20110020347ANTI-BRAK (CXCL14) HUMAN MONOCLONAL ANTIBODY AND USE THEREOF - Disclosed is an antibody which can recognize BRAK (CXCL14). Also disclosed is use of the antibody. The antibody can recognize a polypeptide comprising an amino acid sequence depicted in SEQ ID NO:1 or 2, a derivative thereof, or a partial peptide of the polypeptide or the derivative.01-27-2011
20090004196METHOD OF INHIBITING OSTEOCLAST ACTIVITY - Methods for inhibiting osteoclastogenesis by administering a soluble RANK polypeptide are disclosed. Such methods can be used to treat a variety of different cancers, including bone cancer, multiple myeloma, melanoma, breast cancer, squamous cell carcinoma, lung cancer, prostate cancer, hematologic cancers, head and neck cancer and renal cancer.01-01-2009
20090004193Diagnostics and Therapeutics for Diseases Associated With Vasoactive Intestinal Peptide Receptor 1 (Vpac1) - The invention provides a human VPAC1 which is associated with the cardiovascular diseases, cancer, dermatological diseases, endocrinological diseases, metabolic diseases, inflammation, gastroenterological diseases, hematological diseases, respiratory diseases, muscle skeleton diseases, neurological diseases and urological diseases. The invention also provides assays for the identification of compounds useful in the treatment or prevention of cardiovascular diseases, cancer, dermatological diseases, endocrinological diseases, metabolic diseases, inflammation, gastroenterological diseases, hematological diseases, respiratory diseases, muscle skeleton diseases, neurological diseases and urological diseases. The invention also features compounds which bind to and/or activate or inhibit the activity of VPAC1 as well as pharmaceutical compositions comprising such compounds.01-01-2009
20090202555ANTIBODIES AGAINST A PEPTIDE EPITOPE OF APOLIPOROTEIN B - The present invention relates to antibodies raised against fragments of apolipoprotein B, in particular defined peptides thereof, for immunization or therapeutic treatment of mammals, including humans, against ischemic cardiovascular diseases, using one or more of said antibodies.08-13-2009
20110142841Compositions and methods for the treatment of systemic lupus erythematosis - The present invention relates to compositions containing novel proteins and methods of using those compositions for the diagnosis and treatment of immune related diseases.06-16-2011
20090208506Antibodies against flagellin and uses thereof - The present invention provides a novel class of monoclonal antibodies which have a high affinity, broad spectrum neutralizing reactivity to flagellin from various Gram-negative bacteria including, but not limited to, 08-20-2009
20090208507PROTEIN ISOFORMS AND USES THEREOF - There is provided, inter alia, a method of diagnosing MCI in a subject, differentiating MCI from AD in a subject, guiding therapy in a subject suffering from MCI, or assigning a prognostic risk of one or more future clinical outcomes to a subject suffering from MCI, the method comprising: 08-20-2009
20090220514ADAM10 and its Uses Related to Infection - The present invention relates to a protein, ADAM10, ADAM10 nucleic acid sequences and ADAM10 proteins encoded by these sequences that are involved in infection by one or more pathogen such as a virus, a parasite, a bacteria or a fungus or are otherwise associated with the life cycle of a pathogen.09-03-2009
20090220513STREPTOCOCCUS SUIS POLYPEPTIDES AND POLYNUCLEOTIDES ENCODING SAME AND THEIR USE IN VACCINAL AND DIAGNOSTIC APPLICATIONS - The present invention relates to the field of 09-03-2009
20090252735Novel Peptides for Development of Diagnostic and Therapeutic Agents and Methods of Using Same - Novel immuno-interactive fragments of the αC portion of a mammalian inhibin α subunit, together with their variants and derivatives, produce antigen-binding molecules that are interactive with the αC portion, and which are chemically well defined and which can be produced in commercially significant quantities. The antigen-binding molecules of the invention can be used for the detection of a mammalian inhibin and for the treatment and/or prevention of conditions associated with aberrant levels of a mammalian inhibin.10-08-2009
20090252733Generation and Profiling of Fully Human Gold-Derived Therapeutic Antibodies Specific for Human CD38 - The present invention provides novel antibodies and methods for using 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 methods take advantage of newly discovered antibodies and surprising properties of such antibodies, such as the ability to bind CD38 of minipig origin and the ability to induce, by cross-linking, specific killing of cells that express CD38. These antibodies as well as the novel methods for using those antibodies can be used to treat, for example, hematological malignancies such as multiple myeloma.10-08-2009
20090252732VARIABLE REGION SEQUENCES OF IL-31 MONOCLONAL ANTIBODIES AND METHODS OF USE - The present invention relates to methods of treating pruritic diseases, including but not limited to Contact dermatitis, Atopic Dermatitis, Drug induced delayed type cutaneous allergic reactions, Toxic epidermal necrolysis, Cutaneous T cell Lymphoma, Bullous pemphigoid, Alopecia wereata, Vitiligo, Acne Rosacea, Prurigo nodularis, Scleroderma, Herpes simplex virus, or combination thereof by administering IL-31 monoclonal antibodies. The invention provides the hybridomas that generate the monoclonal antibodies and the amino acid sequences of the variable regions of the monoclonal antibodies and chimeric antibodies comprising the amino acid sequences of the light and heavy chain variable regions.10-08-2009
20090220512GENES AND POLYPEPTIDES RELATING TO PROSTATE CANCERS - The present application provides novel human gene ELOVL7 whose expression is markedly elevated in prostate cancers. The gene and polypeptide encoded by the gene can be used, for example, in the diagnosis of prostate cancers, as target molecules for developing drugs against the disease, and for attenuating cell growth of prostate cancer.09-03-2009
20080260747Methods and Materials Relating to CD84-like Polypeptides and Polynucleotides - The invention provides novel polynucleotides and polypeptides encoded by such polynucleotides and mutants or variants thereof that correspond to a novel human secreted CD84-like polypeptide. These polynucleotides comprise nucleic acid sequences isolated from cDNA library from human spleen (Hyseq clone identification numbers 2938352 (SEQ ID NO: 1)). Other aspects of the invention include vectors containing processes for producing novel human secreted CD84-like polypeptides, and antibodies specific for such polypeptides.10-23-2008
20080260744G PROTEIN COUPLED RECEPTORS AND USES THEREOF - The present invention provides GPCR polypeptides and polynucleotides, recombinant materials, and transgenic mice, as well as methods for their production. The polypeptides and polynucleotides are useful, for example, in methods of diagnosis and treatment of diseases and disorders. The invention also provides methods for identifying compounds (e.g., agonists or antagonists) using the GPCR polypeptides and polynucleotides of the invention, and for treating conditions associated with GPCR dysfunction with the GPCR polypeptides, polynucleotides, or identified compounds. The invention also provides diagnostic assays for detecting diseases or disorders associated with inappropriate GPCR activity or levels.10-23-2008
20080260743Means and Methods for Detecting Methylated Dna - The present application relates to a nucleic acid molecule having a nucleotide sequence encoding a bifunctional polypeptide comprising the DNA-binding domain of a protein belonging to the family of Methyl-CpG binding proteins (MBDs) and the Fc portion of an antibody. In addition, vectors and host cells which comprise said nucleic acid molecule and polypeptides which are encoded by said nucleic acid molecule as well as processes for producing said polypeptide are disclosed. Moreover, the present application provides an antibody specifically binding said polypeptide and compositions, in particular diagnostic compositions comprising the nucleic acid molecule(s), vector(s), host cell(s), polypeptide(s) or antibodie(s) of the present application. Furthermore, methods and uses employing the polypeptides of the present invention for detecting methylated DNA, in particular in tumorous tissue or tumor cells are provided.10-23-2008
20080260741Preventive and/or Therapeutic Agent for Cancer - As the results of intensive studies aiming at providing a gene targeting a cancer cell or a cancer tissue, novel nucleotide sequences showing increased expression in a cancer cell or a cancer tissue compared with normal tissues are identified. As the results of the subsequent studies, genes showing increased expression in a cancer cell or a cancer tissue which are useful as a drug discovery target are found out.10-23-2008
20090098131Compositions 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
20090092618PEPTIDE-BASED IMMUNIZATION THERAPY FOR TREATMENT OF ATHEROSCLEROSIS - The present invention relates to a fragment of apolipoprotein B, for immunization for prophylactic or therapeutic treatment of mammals, including humans, against ischemic cardiovascular diseases, in particular myocardial infarction or stroke, as well as diagnosing the presence or absence of antibodies related to increased or decreased risk of developing ischemic cardiovascular diseases including stroke, using said peptide in an assay, pharmaceutical compositions comprising the peptide. The invention further encompasses a particular peptide sequence aggravating disease, which sequence then can be used for diagnostic assays.04-09-2009
20090258023TGF-BETA SUPERFAMILY BINDING PROTEINS AND MODULATION OF BONE FORMATION AND LOSS - The present invention relates to novel polynucleotides and polypeptides that are expressed in osteoblasts, interact with members of the TGF-β superfamily, and inhibit mineralization. The invention further relates to the use of these polynucleotides and polypeptides to modulate bone formation and bone loss.10-15-2009
20090258021GENES ASSOCIATED WITH MECHANICAL STRESS, EXPRESSION PRODUCTS THEREFROM, AND USES THEREOF - The disclosure relates to human and mechanical stress induced genes, in particular gene 608, and functional equivalents, probes therefor, tests to identify such genes, polypeptide expression products of such genes, antibodies to the polypeptides, uses for such genes, expression products and antibodies, e.g., in diagnosis (for instance risk determination), treatment, prevention, or control, of osteoporosis or fractures; and to diagnostic, treatment, prevention, or control methods or processes, as well as compositions therefor and methods or processes for making and using such compositions, and receptors therefor and methods or processes for obtaining and using such receptors.10-15-2009
20100003259ANTIBODIES 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.01-07-2010
20100003255GENE EXPRESSION PATTERN PREDICTIVE FOR COLORECTAL CARCINOMAS - The present invention relates to a micro-array for the prediction of a lymph node metastasis in connection with colorectal carcinoma. The invention further relates to an ex vivo method for predicting a lymph node metastasis in connection with colorectal carcinoma as well as an inhibitor or a modulator suited to treat the metastasing colorectal carcinoma.01-07-2010
20100003256Use of TGF-Beta Antagonists in Treatment of Parathyroid-Related Disorders - The present invention relates to the use of TGF-β antagonists for the treatment, amelioration, and diagnosis of parathyroid-related disorders, e.g., HPT-JT, familial isolated primary hyperparathyroidism (FIPH), and hyperparathyroidism-jaw tumor (HPT-JT) syndrome, as well as its attendant complications. The present invention also relates to the use of modulators of HRPT2 and its related PAF1 complex for the treatment, amelioration, and diagnosis of TGFβ-related disorders, e.g., pulmonary hypertension, cancer, hypertension, fibrosis, wound healing. Assays of the identification of modulators of HRPT2/PAF1 and SMAD/TGFβ are also provided.01-07-2010
20090238835THERAPEUTIC 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
20090252734Antihuman alpha 9 Integrin Antibody and use of the Same - The present invention relates to: an antibody (particularly a monoclonal antibody), a chimeric antibody, a humanized antibody and a human antibody, which specifically recognize human α9 integrin; a hybridoma cell which produces the monoclonal antibody; a method for producing the monoclonal antibody; a method for producing the hybridoma cell; a therapeutic agent comprising the anti-human α9 integrin antibody; a diagnostic agent comprising the human α9 integrin antibody; a method for screening a compound which inhibits the activity of human α9 integrin; and the like.10-08-2009
20090252736Mammalian Genes; Related Reagents - Nucleic acids encoding a new family of small cysteine rich soluble proteins, from a mammal, reagents related thereto, including specific antibodies, and purified proteins are described. Methods of using said reagents and related diagnostic kits are also provided.10-08-2009
20090258022ANTIBODIES TO BRAIN SPECIFIC MEMBRANE PROTEIN - A novel gene apparently encoding a transmembrane glycoprotein has been successfully isolated by constructing a cDNA library of 4 kb or above in size from mRNA expressed in human adult brain and analyzing the structures of the cDNAs contained within said library by the shotgun method. The novel gene shows brain-specific expression and the protein encoded by said gene has a typical PDZ binding motif.10-15-2009
20100015151POLYPEPTIDES FROM NEISSERIA MENINGITIDIS - Various specific meningococcal proteins are disclosed. The invention provides related polypeptides, nucleic acids, antibodies and methods. These can all be used in medicine for treating or preventing disease and/or infection caused by meningococcus, such as bacterial meningitis.01-21-2010
20090274700IL-31 RECEPTOR ANTIBODIES - Novel polypeptides, polynucleotides encoding the polypeptides, and related compositions and methods are disclosed for zcytor17, a novel cytokine receptor. The polypeptides may be used within methods for detecting ligands that stimulate the proliferation and/or development of hematopoietic, lymphoid and myeloid cells in vitro and in vivo. Ligand-binding receptor polypeptides can also be used to block ligand activity in vitro and in vivo. The polynucleotides encoding zcytor17, are located on chromosome 5, and can be used to identify a region of the genome associated with human disease states. The present invention also includes methods for producing the protein, uses therefor and antibodies thereto.11-05-2009
20100015156DIAGNOSIS OF INFLAMMATORY BOWEL DISEASE IN CHILDREN - This invention provides methods of diagnosing and predicting disease progression of Crohn's disease. In one embodiment, a method of the invention is practiced by determining the presence or absence of CARD15 variants R702W, G908R, and/or 1007insC in a pediatric individual. In another embodiment, a method of the invention is practiced by determining the presence or absence of anti-Cbir1, anti-OmpC, ASCA, and/or pANCA in a pediatric individual01-21-2010
20100015152Diagnostic and therapeutic methods - The present invention provides the use of a protein found in breast, prostate, pancreatic and colon cancer cell membranes, known as BCMP 7, in the diagnosis, screening, treatment and prophylaxis of breast, prostate, pancreatic and/or colon cancer, as well as compositions comprising BCMP 7, including vaccines and antibodies that are immunospecific for BCMP 7.01-21-2010
20110229481CANCER-ASSOCIATED ANTIGEN ANALOGUE PEPTIDES AND USES THEREOF - First, to solve the problems of the present invention, the present inventors confirmed the presence of ovarian cancer antigen-specific T cells in the peripheral blood of ovarian cancer patients by using an experimental system that detects combinations of CD4 and IL-4 or IFNγ. Next, using analogue peptides of the core protein MUC16 of the ovarian cancer-associated antibody C125, the present inventors revealed that antigen-specific CD4-positive T cells are present at an average frequency of about 4% in the peripheral mononuclear cells of patients and healthy subjects. Then, the present inventors analyzed the epitope for T cells in the core protein MUC16 of the ovarian cancer-associated antigen CA125, and determined the amino acid sequence FTLNFTITN (SEQ ID NO: 1) to be a shorter epitope. The present inventors further discovered that the analogue peptide OVCA11: GHTAPOPLLVPFTLNFTITN (SEQ ID NO: 11) is suitable for T cell activation.09-22-2011
20120171215NOGO-A BINDING MOLECULES AND PHARMACEUTICAL USE THEREOF - The present invention provides a binding molecule which is capable of binding to the human NogoA polypeptide or human NiG with a dissociation constant <1000 nM, a polynucleotide encoding such binding molecule; an expression vector comprising said polynucleotide; an expression system comprising a 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 disease of the peripheral (PNS) and/or central (CNS) nervous system; a pharmaceutical composition comprising said binding molecule; and a method of treatment of a disease of the peripheral (PNS) and/or central (CNS) nervous system.07-05-2012
20120141490Antibodies That Bind Selectively To P25 And Uses Therefor - The present invention relates to a monoclonal antibody or fragment thereof, which binds specifically to the cyclin-dependent kinase 5 (Cdk06-07-2012
20100260761ANTIBODIES SPECIFICALLY REACTIVE WITH A TUMOR NECROSIS FACTOR RELATED LIGAND - The present invention relates to antibodies that bind Tumor Necrosis Factor Related Ligand (TRELL), a novel member of the tumor necrosis factor family (TNF), modified TRELL, and pharmaceutical compositions comprising them.10-14-2010
20100260762De-N-acetyl sialic acid antigens, antibodies thereto, and methods of use in cancer therapy - The present invention generally provides compositions methods and composition relating to the diagnosis and/or treatment of cancers having a cell surface de-N-acetylated sialic acid antigen, e.g., an at least partially de-N-acetylated ganglioside and/or a de-N-acetylated sialic acid-modified cell surface protein.10-14-2010
20090117118ANTIBODIES SPECIFIC FOR SCLEROSTIN AND METHODS FOR INCREASING BONE MINERALIZATION - Compositions and methods relating to antibodies that specifically bind to TGF-beta binding proteins are provided. These methods and compositions relate to altering bone mineral density by interfering with the interaction between a TGF-beta binding protein sclerostin and a TGF-beta superfamily member, particularly a bone morphogenic protein. Increasing bone mineral density has uses in diseases and conditions in which low bone mineral density typifies the condition, such as osteopenia, osteoporosis, and bone fractures.05-07-2009
20090117123IMMUNOPEPTIDES OF HPV E6 AND E7 PROTEINS - An immunopeptide containing a cytotoxic T lymphocyte epitope derived from HPV E6 or HPV E7 protein. The immunopeptide can be used as a component of a vaccine for enhancing immune responses against HPV or treating HPV-associated diseases. Also within the scope of this invention are a nucleic acid encoding the immunopeptide and an antibody specific to the CTL epitope.05-07-2009
20090117121Pseudomonas Aeruginosa Outer Membrane Protein PA0427 - An object of the present invention is to provide a protein or peptide antigen and an antibody against it, for use in the diagnosis, prevention, or treatment of diseases associated with 05-07-2009
20090117119RTEF-1 VARIANTS AND THE USE THEREOF FOR INHIBITION OF ANGIOGENESIS - Dominant negative (DN) variants of transcriptional enhancer factor 1-related (RTEF-1) are described. DN RTEF-1 polypeptides may be directly targeted to cells or delivered in nucleic acid expression vectors to alter cellular transcription. Methods for inhibiting VEGF production and thereby treating angiogenic disorders such as cancer are described. For example, in certain aspects, DN RTEF-1 may be used to treat angiogenic disorders of the eye such as age related macular degeneration (AMD).05-07-2009
20090117116IMMUNOGENIC PEPTIDES AND METHODS OF USE FOR TREATING AND PREVENTING CANCER - Disclosed are immunogenic peptides, related fusion proteins, nucleic acids encoding the peptides or fusion proteins, conjugates, expression vectors, host cells, and antibodies. Also, disclosed are pharmaceutical compositions, vaccines for use in the treatment or prevention of cancer, e.g., alveolar rhabodomyosarcoma, methods of stimulating a T cell to kill a tumor cell, methods of stimulating CD405-07-2009
20100183616Antibodies against interleukin-1 beta - Antibodies directed to the antigen IL-1β and uses of such antibodies are described. In particular, fully human monoclonal antibodies directed to the antigen IL-1β. Nucleotide sequences encoding, and amino acid sequences comprising, heavy and light chain immunoglobulin molecules, particularly sequences corresponding to contiguous heavy and light chain sequences spanning the framework regions and/or complementarity determining regions (CDR's), specifically from FR1 through FR4 or CDR1 through CDR3. Hybridomas or other cell lines expressing such immunoglobulin molecules and monoclonal antibodies.07-22-2010
20100183617COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR REGULATING SAS1R - The present invention provides compositions and methods useful for regulating fertilization and for use as a contraceptive based on the discovery herein of an oocyte specific protein, SAS1R (Sperm Acrosomal SLLP1 Receptor), which is a sperm protein receptor. Six SAS1R variants, including the full length SAS1R, were identified. mSLLP1 and SAS1R co-localized to oocytes and to acrosomes of acrosome-reacted sperm. Interactions between mSLLP1 and SAS1R were demonstrated by far-western analysis, in a yeast two-hybrid system under stringent selection conditions, and by immunoprecipitation of SAS1R by anti-mSLLP1 as well as the converse. Purified recombinant SAS1R was found to have protease activity, to inhibit fertilization in-vitro, and to induce an immune response in females. Together, the results suggest SAS1R is a proteolytically active, oocyte and early embryo specific oolemmal metalloprotease receptor for the sperm intra-acrosomal ligand SLLP1 and is a target for regulating fertilization and as a contraceptive.07-22-2010
20100196383Connective Tissue Growth Factor (CTGF-3) - The present invention relates to a novel connective tissue growth factor-3 protein which is a member of the growth factor superfamily. In particular, isolated nucleic acid molecules are provided encoding the human connective tissue growth factor-3 protein. Connective tissue growth factor-3 polypeptides are also provided as are vectors, host cells and recombinant methods for producing the same. Also provided are diagnostic and therapeutic methods for detecting and treating connective tissue related disorders.08-05-2010
20100260764COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR INHIBITING SQUAMOUS CELL CARCINOMA - The present invention relates to compositions and methods for detecting and inhibiting squamous cell carcinoma using agents that target the laminin 332 γ2 processed region polypeptide.10-14-2010
20100260763POLYPEPTIDES, ANTIBODY VARIABLE DOMAINS AND ANTAGONISTS METHODS FOR - The invention relates to anti-IL-1R1 polypeptides and antibody single variable domains (dAbs) that are resistant to degradation by a protease, as well as antagonists comprising these. The polypeptides, dAbs and antagonists are useful for as therapeutics and/or prophylactics that are likely to encounter proteases when administered to a patient, for example for pulmonary administration, oral administration, delivery to the lung and delivery to the GI tract of a patient, as well as for treating inflammatory disease, such as arthritis or COPD.10-14-2010
20110129476MZB1, A NOVEL B CELL FACTOR, AND USES THEREOF - The marginal zone (MZ) and B1 subsets of B cells, which differ from conventional follicular (FO) B cells both developmentally and functionally, are involved in early responses to infectious pathogens and the production of self-reactive antibodies. A novel gene, mzb1, is expressed at high levels in MZ and B1 B cells but at low level, if at all, in FOB cells. MZB1 is involved in the regulation of proliferation, BCR-mediated signal transduction, and antibody production in B cells. Inhibitors, activators and enhancers of MZB1 expression or activity can be used as immune modulators for research and therapeutic purposes.06-02-2011
20100183618ANTI-EPHA2 ANTIBODY - Problem to Be Solved07-22-2010
20100226924CHIMERIC POLY PEPTIDES AND THE THERAPEUTIC USE THEREOF AGAINST A FLAVIVIRIDAE INFECTION - The invention relates to building a chimeric polypeptide used for preventing or treating a Flaviviridae infection. The use of the inventive chimeric polypeptide for producing recombinant viral vectors such as a measles living viral vector is also disclosed.09-09-2010
20110059096Targeting of Notch3 Receptor Function for Cancer Therapy - The present invention involves the use of peptides from Notch3, and antibodies that recognize epitopes represented by those peptides, as anti-cancer agents. Methods of combination therapy using standard anti-cancer protocols in conjunction with Notch3 peptides and antibodies also are provided.03-10-2011
20110059095HIGH AFFINITY HUMAN ANTIBODIES TO HUMAN PROTEASE-ACTIVATED RECEPTOR-2 - The present invention provides antibodies that bind to protease-activated receptor-2 (PAR-2) and methods of using same. According to certain embodiments of the invention, the antibodies are fully human antibodies that bind to human PAR-2. The antibodies of the invention are useful, inter alia, for the treatment of diseases and disorders associated with one or more PAR-2 biological activities, including the treatment of pain conditions, inflammatory conditions and gastrointestinal conditions.03-10-2011
20110059094ANTITUMOR EFFECTS OF INSULIN-RESPONSIVE DNA BINDING PROTEIN-1 (IRDBP-1) - Methods of inhibiting growth of tumor cells with a nucleic acid encoding IRDBP-1 or the carboxyl segment thereof are disclosed. Also disclosed are methods for treating tumor with an antibody specific against one of the epitopes in the amino segment of IRDBP-1. In addition, methods of identifying a compound that affects the activity of IRDBP-1 in a cell are disclosed.03-10-2011
20110059093USE OF AN ANTI-TAU PS422 ANTIBODY FOR THE TREATMENT OF BRAIN DISEASES - An antibody binding to Tau that is phosphorylated at serine 422 (pS422), which specifically binds to phosphorylated Tau fragment of SEQ ID NO:9 and to Tau pS422, but does not bind to Tau and to phosphorylated MCAK fragment of SEQ ID NO:17. The antibody is useful in the treatment of a Tauopathy.03-10-2011
20130216545Early Diagnosis and Novel Treatment of Cancer - The present invention relates to novel therapies for treatment and new biomarkers for earlier detection of pancreatic and other cancers. In particular, the present invention identifies Reg1α and Reg3α, and other members of the Reg protein family, as signaling proteins for a receptor on the surface of human cancer cells, Megi, and the downstream pathways activated through this receptor in pancreatic and other tumor cells. These signaling proteins may be targeted by means known in the art to disrupt the downstream signaling pathway that catalyzes tumorigenesis, by the usage of antibodies, antisense, RNA interference, small molecule inhibitors and vaccines.08-22-2013
20130216547ANTI-BIG-ENDOTHELIN-1 (BIG-ET-1) ANTIBODIES AND USES THEREOF - The present invention provides antibodies that bind big-endothelin-1 (“big-ET-1”), and methods of using same. According to certain embodiments of the invention, the antibodies specifically bind human big-ET-1 but do not bind human small-ET-1 (i.e., the active form of endothelin-1 that results from proteolytic cleavage of big-ET-1 by endothelin-converting enzyme-1 [ECE-1]). According to certain embodiments of the invention, the anti-big-ET-1 antibodies are capable of blocking cleavage of big-ET-1 by ECE-1. The antibodies of the invention are useful for the treatment of big-ET-1-related disorders, including hypertension disorders, fibrotic disorders, neurodegenerative disorders, retinal disorders, pain and cancers.08-22-2013
20100239585Antibodies Against Mammalian Metapneumovirus - The present invention provides antibodies that immunospecifically bind to a polypeptide of a mammalian metapneumovirus, compositions comprising said antibodies, and methods for producing such antibodies. In particular, the invention provides monoclonal antibodies that immunospecifically bind to the F protein of human metapneumovirus and that neutralize human metapneumovirus. The invention also provides antibodies that cross-react with both the F protein of a mammalian metapneumovirus and the F protein of a mammalian respiratory syncytial virus and that neutralize both viruses. Further, the invention provides recombinant antibodies, such as humanized antibodies, against mammalian metapneumovirus, and methods for producing such recombinant antibodies. The invention further provides methods for treating, managing, ameliorating symptoms of and/or preventing infections with mammalian metapneumovirus, such as human metapneumovirus. The invention also provides antibodies that immunospecifically bind the F protein of avian pneumovirus. Antibodies that immunospecifically bind the F protein of avian pneumovirus are useful in the diagnosis and treatment of infections with avian pneumovirus.09-23-2010
20100239586PROCALIN POLYPEPTIDES, ANTIGENS, AND METHODS OF USE - The disclosure provide polypeptides and polynucleotides encoding 09-23-2010
20100239587ErbB Interface Peptidomimetics And Methods Of Use Thereof - Peptides, mimetics and antibodies of erbB, TNF, and IgSF receptors and pharmaceutical compositions comprising the same are described. Methods of using such antibodies, peptides, and mimetics in therapeutic, prophylactic, imaging and diagnostic applications are disclosed.09-23-2010
20100254992ANTI-MCP-1 ANTIBODIES, COMPOSITIONS, METHODS AND USES - The present invention relates to at least one novel anti-MCP-1 antibody having specific epitopes, including isolated nucleic acids that encode at least one anti-MCP-1 antibody, MCP-1, vectors, host cells, transgenic animals or plants, and methods of making and using thereof, including therapeutic compositions, methods and devices.10-07-2010
20120141487MORAXELLA CATARRHALIS ANTIGENS - The present invention relates to isolated nucleic acid molecules which encode an antigen from a 06-07-2012
20100322938NOVEL CLUSTERIN DERIVED PEPTIDE - Clusterin-derived peptides or homologues or derivatives thereof, pharmaceutical compositions including the same, methods of manufacturing the peptides, homologues, derivatives thereof and compositions including the same, and methods of treating conditions including administering the peptides, homologues, derivatives thereof and compositions including the same, are provided. Also provided are nucleotide sequences encoding the peptides, homologues, derivatives thereof and compositions including the same, antibodies directed to epitopes thereof and fusion proteins including the same12-23-2010
20100322937EGF receptor epitope peptides and uses thereof - The present invention relates generally to growth factor receptor epitope peptides, particularly EGF family receptor epitope peptides. The invention also relates to the use of the receptor peptides in generating antibodies which have anti-tumor or anti-cancer activity or in stimulating an immunological response. The invention further relates to antibodies specifically directed against the receptor peptides. Methods for generating an immune response and for treatment of tumors and cancer are also provided.12-23-2010
20110177084NOVEL USE APPLICATION OF SUGAR CHAIN-RECOGNIZING RECEPTOR - Provided are a novel means for regulating inflammatory reactions by regulating the signaling in inflammatory responses caused by non-homeostatic cell death, specifically an anti-inflammatory agent comprising a substance that inhibits the expression of Mincle or the interaction of Mincle and SAP130 or FcRγ, a screening method for a substance that regulates inflammatory reactions, comprising contacting Mincle or a fragment containing an extracellular region thereof and SAP130 in the presence and absence of a test substance, and comparing the degrees of the interaction of Mincle or the fragment thereof and SAP130 under the two conditions, a method of detecting non-homeostatic cell death, comprising measuring the amount of SAP130 in a sample collected from a subject animal, and the like.07-21-2011
20100221253Polypeptides and immunizing compositions containing gram positive polypeptides and methods of use - The present invention provides isolated polypeptides isolatable from a 09-02-2010
20100129374Mammalian Cell Membrane Proteins; Related Reagents - The purification and isolation of various genes which encode mammalian cell surface polypeptides. Nucleic acids, proteins, antibodies, and other reagents useful in modulating development of cells, e.g., lymphoid and myeloid, are provided, along with methods for their use.05-27-2010
20120141486HUMAN MONOCLONAL ANTIBODY - The present invention provides an anti-CD81 antibody usable as a pharmaceutical product for human. Specifically, the present invention provides an anti-human CD81 antibody capable of binding to a peptide region consisting of the amino acid sequence of the amino acid numbers 80 to 175 in the amino acid sequence shown in SEQ ID NO:22.06-07-2012
20100322936LM-1 ANTIBODIES, FUNCTIONAL FRAGMENTS, LM-1 TARGET ANTIGEN, AND METHODS FOR MAKING AND USING SAME - The invention provides LM-1 antibodies, functional fragments, modified and variant forms, nucleic acid and other compositions. The invention also provides antibodies, functional fragments, modified and variant forms that bind to LM-1 antigen (e.g., NONO/nmt55). Antibodies, functional fragments, modified and variant forms, nucleic acid and other compositions are useful in treatment and diagnostic methods. One method includes treating metastasis of a neoplasia, tumor or cancer in a subject in need of treatment by administering to the subject an amount of a LM-1 antibody, an antibody that binds to LM-1 antigen, or a functional fragment thereof, effective to treat metastasis of the neoplasia, tumor or cancer in the subject.12-23-2010
20120195902COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR TREATING RENAL DISEASE - Compositions and methods are disclosed herein for treating or reducing the symptoms of a renal disease, such as focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS), hypertensive end-stage kidney disease (ESKD), and HIV-associated nephropathy (a distinct form of FSGS, also termed collapsing glomerulopathy). The compositions include the common variant of APOL1 and fragments thereof, as well as antibodies and fragments thereof that bind and neutralize pathogenic APOL1, nucleic acid molecules that encode the common variant of APOL1 and fragments thereof, and other compounds that bind and neutralize pathogenic APOL1. The methods of the invention include administering one or more of the compositions of the invention to a subject having or at risk of developing renal disease.08-02-2012
20100203056ANTI-PD-L1 ANTIBODIES AND THEIR USE TO ENHANCE T-CELL FUNCTION - The present application relates to anti-PD-L1 antibodies, nucleic acid encoding the same, therapeutic compositions thereof, and their use 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.08-12-2010
20090074779NEUROTROPHIN-DERIVED PEPTIDE SEQUENCES - The present invention relates to peptide sequences capable of stimulating neuronal cell differentiation, neural cell survival and neuronal plasticity associated with memory and learning. The peptide sequences of the invention are derived from the proteins belonging to neurotrophic factors, such as NGF, NT3, NT4/5 and BDNF. The invention also relates to pharmaceutical compositions comprising said peptide fragments and uses thereof for treatment of a disease or condition wherein the effects of stimulating neuronal cell differentiation, neuronal cell survival, stimulating neural plasticity associated with learning and memory are beneficial for treatment.03-19-2009
20090074780METHODS OF MODIFYING ANTIBODIES, AND MODIFIED ANTIBODIES WITH IMPROVED FUNCTIONAL PROPERTIES - The invention provides methods of using sequence based analysis and rational strategies to modify and improve the structural and biophysical properties of immunobinders, and in particular of single chain antibodies (scFvs), including such properties as stability, solubility, and/or antigen binding affinity. The invention provides methods of engineering immunobinders, and in particular scFvs, by performing one or more substitutions at amino acid positions identified by analysis of a database of selected, stable scFv sequences, wherein preferred amino acid residues for substitution have been identified. The invention also provides immunobinders prepared according to the engineering methods of the invention. The invention also provides preferred scFv framework scaffolds, into which CDR sequences can be inserted, as well as scFv antibodies made using these preferred framework scaffolds.03-19-2009
20090074778Connective Tissue Growth Factor (CTGF-3) - The present invention relates to a novel connective tissue growth factor-3 protein which is a member of the growth factor superfamily. In particular, isolated nucleic acid molecules are provided encoding the human connective tissue growth factor-3 protein. Connective tissue growth factor-3 polypeptides are also provided as are vectors, host cells and recombinant methods for producing the same. Also provided are diagnostic and therapeutic methods for detecting and treating connective tissue related disorders.03-19-2009
20100028349Fibroblast Growth Factor-Like Polypeptides - The present invention provides novel Fibroblast Growth Factor-like (FGF-like) polypeptides and nucleic acid molecules encoding the same. The invention also provides vectors, host cells, antibodies and methods for producing FGF-like polypeptides. Also provided for are methods for the diagnosis and treatment of diseases associated with FGF-like polypeptides.02-04-2010
20090246201Substances - The present invention provides a homologue to heparanase which is present in three splice variants.10-01-2009
20090181026Tomoregulin-2-antibody compositions and methods for the diagnosis and treatment of Alzheimer's disease - The present invention is directed to methods which exploit the discovery of tomoregulin-2 (TR2) in amyloid plaques in Alzheimer's disease using TR2-sepcific antibodies; methods and compositions comprising TR2-specific antibodies for the diagnosis and treatment of Alzheimer's disease; methods and compositions comprising immunizing TR2 peptides to induce an immune response, thereby reducing/inhibiting plaque formation; and methods and compositions comprising enzyme inhibitors to blocking the enzymatic release of TR2 ectodomain from the cell surface or inhibit TR2 protein translation by RNA interference technology.07-16-2009
20090162369SYNTHETIC CHIMERIC PEPTIDES - The present invention relates generally to chimeric peptides comprising one or more protective epitopes in a conformation enabling immunological interactivity and to vaccine compositions comprising same. The present invention is particularly directed to a chimeric peptide capable of inducing protecting antibodies against Group A streptococci.06-25-2009
20090142350Pancreatic Cancer Genes - The present invention provides the art with the DNA coding sequences of polynucleotides that are up-or-down-regulated in cancer and dysplasia. These polynucleotides and encoded proteins or polypeptides can be used in the diagnosis or identification of cancer and dysplasia. Inhibitors of the up-regulated polynucleotides and proteins can decrease the abnormality of cancer and dysplasia. Enhancing the expression of down-regulated polynucleotides or introducing down-regulated proteins to cells can decrease the growth and/or abnormal characteristics of cancer and dysplasia.06-04-2009
20080274113Method and Compositions for Prevention and Treatment of Malaria Infections - Isolated proteins and nucleic acid sequence encoding such protein that interacts with a red blood cell to be invaded by a malaria parasite and link with a component of the actin-myosin based machinery of the malaria parasite are provided. In addition methods for identifying agents which inhibit the function of these proteins as chemotherapeutic and/or immunologic agents for treatment and prevention of malaria infections are provided. Compositions for treatment and prevention of malaria infections and methods for preventing and treating malaria infections are also provided.11-06-2008
20110243948Monoclonal Antibodies Against ANGPTL3 - Monoclonal antibodies that specifically bind to ANGPTL3 are provided. Monoclonal antibodies that neutralize at least one activity of ANGPTL3 are provided. Methods of treating a disorder of lipid metabolism using neutralizing monoclonal antibodies are provided.10-06-2011
20080267968TREATMENT 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.10-30-2008
20110212098Novel Melanoma Antigen Peptide and Uses Thereof - The present invention relates to novel melanoma antigen peptides and specific T lymphocytes directed to said peptides and the use thereof for treating melanoma.09-01-2011
20130129737Group B Streptococcus Polypeptides Nucleic Acids and Therapeutic Compositions and Vaccines Thereof - This invention provides an isolated nucleic acid encoding a polypeptide comprising amino acid sequences of a streptococcal matrix adhesion E (EmaE) polypeptide. Antibodies to the EmaE polypeptide and immunogenic fragments thereof are also provided. This invention provides pharmaceutical compositions, immunogenic compositions, vaccines, and diagnostic and therapeutic methods of use of the isolated polypeptide, antibodies thereto, and nucleic acids.05-23-2013
20130129740NUCLEIC ACIDS AND PROTEINS FROM STREPTOCOCCUS GROUPS A AND B - The invention provides proteins from group B 05-23-2013
20100297131BINDING DOMAIN OF PLASMODIUM RETICULOCYTE BINDING PROTEINS - The present invention provides isolated polynucleotides, polypeptides, antibodies and/or vaccines for the prevention and/or treatment of malaria caused by 11-25-2010
20110117101CC CHEMOKINE RECEPTOR 5 DNA, NEW ANIMAL MODELS AND THERAPEUTIC AGENTS FOR HIV INFECTION - The susceptibility of human macrophages to human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection depends on cell surface expression of the human CD4 molecule and CC cytokine receptor 5. CCR5 is a member of the 7-transmembrane segment superfamily of G-protein-coupled cell surface molecules. CCR5 plays an essential role in the membrane fusion step of infection by some HIV isolates. The establishment of stable, nonhuman cell lines and transgenic mammals having cells that coexpress human CD4 and CCR5 provides valuable tools for the continuing research of HIV infection. In addition, antibodies which bind to CCR5, CCR5 variants, and CCR5-binding agents, capable of blocking membrane fusion between HIV and target cells represent potential anti-HIV therapeutics for macrophage-tropic strains of HIV.05-19-2011
20110117099INHIBITING STAPHYLOCOCCUS EPIDERMIDIS INFECTIONS - The invention relates to 05-19-2011
20090041771Immunological methods and compositions for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease - The present invention relates to immunogenic compositions and peptides comprising residues 4-10 (FRHDSGY) of the amyloid peptide Abeta02-12-2009
20110123539NUCLEIC ACID AND CORRESPONDING PROTEIN ENTITLED 151P3D4 USEFUL IN TREATMENT AND DETECTION OF CANCER - A novel gene (designated 151P3D4) and its encoded protein, and variants thereof, are described wherein 151P3D4 exhibits tissue specific expression in normal adult tissue, and is aberrantly expressed in the cancers listed in Table I. Consequently, 151P3D4 provides a diagnostic, prognostic, prophylactic and/or therapeutic target for cancer. The 151P3D4 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 151P3D4 can be used in active or passive immunization.05-26-2011
20110123536NOVEL HUMAN ANTI-R7V ANTIBODIES AND USES THEREOF - The present application relates to novel human antibodies capable of binding specifically to the R7V epitope of HIV. These antibodies have all human CDR and are capable of specifically neutralizing all strains of HIV, including escape mutants. These antibodies are useful for the treatment of HIV infection, especially in patients in failure of HAART.05-26-2011
20110123535Use of Nogo Receptor-1 (NGR1) for Promoting Oligodendrocyte Survival - The invention provides methods of treating diseases, disorders or injuries involving oligodendrocyte death, demyelination and dysmyelination, including spinal cord injury, by the administration of an NgR1 antagonist.05-26-2011
20100303821IMMUNOGLOBULINS - The present invention relates to antigen binding proteins to human IL-13, including anti-IL-13 antibodies and anti-IL-3/anti-IL-4 mAbdAbs, pharmaceutical formulations containing them and to the use of such antigen binding proteins in the treatment and/or prophylaxis of inflammatory diseases such as asthma or IPF.12-02-2010
20130136745SOLUBLE ENDOGLIN AND USES THEREOF - The invention provides isolated soluble endoglin polypeptides, nucleic acids encoding soluble endoglin polypeptides, antibodies that specifically bind soluble endoglin polypeptides, and kits containing these materials. The invention also provides methods for treating or decreasing the likelihood of developing a soluble endoglin-mediated disorder in a subject requiring the administration of an agent capable of reducing the expression or biological activity of a soluble endoglin polypeptide and methods for treating or decreasing the likelihood of developing a soluble endoglin-preventive disorder in a subject requiring the administration of a soluble endoglin polypeptide or a nucleic acid encoding the soluble endoglin polypeptide. The invention further provides methods for the diagnosis of a soluble endoglin-mediated disorder or a soluble endoglin-preventive disorder and methods for identifying a compound to treat a soluble endoglin-mediated or a soluble endoglin-preventive disorder.05-30-2013
20130136748BIOLOGICAL MATERIALS RELATED TO HER3 - The present disclosure relates to amino acid sequences that are directed against (as defined herein) HER3, 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). The disclosure also relates to nucleic acids encoding such amino acid sequences and polypeptides (also referred to herein as “nucleic acids of the invention” or “nucleotide sequences of the invention”); to methods for 10 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, such as the prophylactic, therapeutic or diagnostic purposes mentioned herein.05-30-2013
20100310566Fibroblast Growth Factor-Like Polypeptides - The present invention provides novel Fibroblast Growth Factor-like (FGF-like) polypeptides and nucleic acid molecules encoding the same. The invention also provides vectors, host cells, antibodies and methods for producing FGF-like polypeptides. Also provided for are methods for the diagnosis and treatment of diseases associated with FGF-like polypeptides.12-09-2010
20090214556ANTIBODIES 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.08-27-2009
20090214554TRUNCATED MEMAPSIN 2 COMPOSITIONS AND TREATMENTS - The present invention provides novel methods of reducing memapsin 2 β-secretase activity in a subject, decreasing levels of β-amyloid peptide in the brain of a subject, treating Alzheimer's disease and/or reducing the size and/or number of β-amyloid plaques in the brain of a subject. The methods may include the step of administering an effective amount of truncated memapsin 2 protein, anti-truncated memapsin 2 antibody, and/or nucleic acid encoding a truncated memapsin 2 protein or anti-truncated memapsin 2 antibody. The present invention also provides related pharmaceutical compositions and uses thereof.08-27-2009
20090214555Proteoglycan Splice Variants as Therapeutics and Diagnostics for Amyloid Diseases - The identification of novel Syndecan-2 splice variants and their use in the diagnosis and therapeutic intervention of Alzheimer's disease and other amyloid diseases. In addition the use of new animal models expressing or devoid of syndecan-2 splice variants to effectively screen and identify potential therapeutic compounds for Alzheimer's disease.08-27-2009
20090214551High Affinity Hiv T Cell Receptors - The present invention provides TCRs having an affinity (K08-27-2009
20090214550Identification of Surface-Associated Antigens for Tumor Diagnosis and Therapy - The invention relates to identifying tumor-associated genetic products and encoding nucleic acids thereof. A therapy and diagnosis of diseases in which the tumor-associated genetic products are aberrantly expressed, proteins, polypeptides and peptides which are expressed in association with tumor and the encoding nucleic acids for said proteins, polypeptides and peptides are also disclosed.08-27-2009
20090214548TGR3-Like Protein Receptor - There are provided proteins containing a domain corresponding to the C-terminal half of a ZP domain similar to that identified in TGF-beta Receptor III and the use of the proteins and nucleic acid sequences from the encoding genes in the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of diseases. In particular, the present invention relates to the use of the disclosed proteins for modulating the activity of proteins belonging to the TGF-beta superfamily.08-27-2009
20090214546Novel therapeutic targets in cancer - The present invention relates to novel sequences for use in detection, diagnosis and treatment of cancers, especially lymphomas. The invention provides cancer associated (CA) polynucleotide sequences whose expression is associated with cancer. The present invention provides CA polypeptides associated with cancer that are present on the cell surface and present novel therapeutic targets against cancer. The present invention further provides diagnostic compositions and methods for the detection of cancer. The present invention provides monoclonal and polyclonal antibodies specific for the CA polypeptides. The present invention also provides diagnostic tools and therapeutic compositions and methods for screening, prevention and treatment of cancer.08-27-2009
20130142799Angiopoietin-2 Specific Binding Agents - Disclosed are specific binding agents, such as fully human antibodies, that bind to angiopoietin-2. Also disclosed are heavy chain fragments, light chain fragments, and CDRs of the antibodies, as well as methods of making and using the antibodies.06-06-2013
20110008348SOLUBLE FRAGMENTS OF INFLUENZA VIRUS PB2 PROTEIN CAPABLE OF BINDING RNA-CAP - A plastic container includes an upper portion having a mouth defining an opening into the container. A shoulder region extends from the upper portion. A sidewall portion extends between the shoulder region and a base portion. The base portion closes off an end of the container. A vacuum panel region defined in part by at least two vacuum panels. Each of the vacuum panels are movable to accommodate vacuum forces generated within the container resulting from heating and cooling of its contents. The vacuum panel region occupies an area outboard of the sidewall portion.01-13-2011
20090068187Novel 14275, 54420, 8797, 27439, 68730, 69112 and 52908 molecules and uses therefor - The invention provides isolated nucleic acids molecules, designated 14275, 54420, 8797, 27439, 68730, 69112 or 52908 nucleic acid molecules. The invention also provides antisense nucleic acid molecules, recombinant expression vectors containing 14275, 54420, 8797, 27439, 68730, 69112 or 52908 nucleic acid molecules, host cells into which the expression vectors have been introduced, and nonhuman transgenic animals in which a 14275, 54420, 8797, 27439, 68730, 69112 or 52908 gene has been introduced or disrupted. The invention still further provides isolated 14275, 54420, 8797, 27439, 68730, 69112 or 52908 proteins, fusion proteins, antigenic peptides and anti-14275, 54420, 8797, 27439, 68730, 69112 or 52908 antibodies. Diagnostic and therapeutic methods utilizing compositions of the invention are also provided.03-12-2009
20110008353IDENTIFICATION OF ASTROVIRUS VA1 ASSOCIATED WITH GASTROENTERITIS IN HUMANS - Provided herein is a novel human astrovirus, its nucleic acid sequence, as well as methods to detect and diagnose the presence of the astrovirus.01-13-2011
20110008351ANTICOMPLEMENT POLYPEPTIDES OF IXODES RICINUS - An isolated and purified polypeptide is obtained from tick salivary glands and presents more than 75% sequence identity with at least a sequence selected from the group consisting of SEQ. ID. NO. 1.01-13-2011
20110008354ANTIBODIES TO APO-2 RECEPTOR POLYPEPTIDES - Novel polypeptides, designated Apo-2, which are capable of modulating apoptosis are provided. Compositions including Apo-2 chimeras, nucleic acid encoding Apo-2, and antibodies to Apo-2 are also provided.01-13-2011
20110008350EXTRACELLULAR TARGETS FOR ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE - The present invention relates to the field of neurological disorders and more particularly to the field of Alzheimer's disease. Specifically, the invention provides extracellular targets for Alzheimer's disease selected from the tetraspanin web family and associated proteins. In addition, methods are provided for the use of siRNAs and antibodies against the targets for inhibition of amyloid-beta production and, hence, for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease.01-13-2011
20110008349Hypoxia Induced Mitogenic Factor - We found that FIZZ1/RELMα is inducible by hypoxia in lung. The hypoxia-upregulated expression of FIZZ1/RELMα was located in the pulmonary vasculature, bronchial epithelial cells, and type II pneumocytes. Recombinant FIZZ1/RELMα protein stimulates rat pulmonary microvascular smooth muscle cell (RPSM) proliferation dose-dependently. Therefore, we renamed this gene as hypoxia-induced mitogenic factor (HIMF). HIMF strongly activated Akt phosphorylation. The phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase (PI3K) inhibitor LY294002 inhibits HIMF-activated Akt phosphorylation. It also inhibits HIMF-stimulated RPSM proliferation. Thus, the PI3K/Akt pathway, at least in part, mediates the proliferative effect of HIMF. HIMF also has angiogenic and vasoconstrictive activity. Notably, HIMF increases pulmonary arterial pressure and vascular resistance more potently than either endothelin-1 or angiotensin II.01-13-2011
20100166760METHODS OF REDUCING PHOSPHATE ABSORPTION - A method for reducing phosphate absorption in a human or non-human animal subject at risk of developing or having developed hyperphosphatemia is disclosed. The method includes the step of administering orally to the subject an anti-intestinal sodium phosphate cotransporter type 2B (Npt2B) antibody in an amount effective to reduce or maintain the serum phosphate concentration in the subject.07-01-2010
20110110952NUCLEIC ACID AND CORRESPONDING PROTEIN ENTITLED 184P1E2 USEFUL IN TREATMENT AND DETECTION OF CANCER - A novel gene (designated 184P1E2) and its encoded protein, and variants thereof, are described wherein 184P1E2 exhibits tissue specific expression in normal adult tissue, and is aberrantly expressed in the cancers listed in Table I. Consequently, 184P1E2 provides a diagnostic, prognostic, prophylactic and/or therapeutic target for cancer. The 184P1E2 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 184P1E2 can be used in active or passive immunization.05-12-2011
20110110950Therapeutic regimens for BAFF antagonists - Therapeutic regimens for administration of BAFF antagonists for treatment of immunologic and related disorders are described. Regimens involve a short-term BAFF antagonist administration course followed by an extended no-treatment period prior the round of administration.05-12-2011
20110110949NESFATIN-1 SPECIFIC ANTIBODY AND THE USE THEREOF, AND NESFATIN SPECIFIC ANTIBODY AND THE USE THEREOF - The present application relates to an antibody performing an antigen-antibody reaction with Nesfatin-1, but not substantially performing the antigen-antibody reaction with Nesfatin and/or NucB1, and with the use of the antibody, an immunological detection method and a detection kit of Nesfatin-1, and further, an antibody performing an antigen-antibody reaction with Nesfatin, but not substantially performing the antigen-antibody reaction with NucB1, and an immunological detection method using the antibody, and a detection kit of Nesfatin comprising the antibody.05-12-2011
20110129478PHARMACEUTICAL COMPOSITION FOR TREATMENT AND PREVENTION OF CANCER - An antibody or a fragment thereof having immunoreactivity to a polypeptide comprising not less than 7 continuous amino acids in the CD179b protein, which was identified as a cancer antigen protein specifically expressed on the surfaces of cancer cells, can be used as a pharmaceutical composition for therapy and/or prophylaxis of cancer.06-02-2011
20110033472Tumor Endothelial Marker 5-alpha Molecules and Uses Thereof - The present invention provides Tumor Endothelial Marker 5α (TEM5α) polypeptides and nucleic acid molecules encoding the same. The invention also provides selective binding agents, vectors, host cells, and methods for producing TEM5α polypeptides. The invention further provides pharmaceutical compositions and methods for the diagnosis, treatment, amelioration, or prevention of diseases, disorders, and conditions associated with TEM5α polypeptides.02-10-2011
20110033471METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR MODULATING TUMOR CELL ACTIVITY - Antibodies which target clusterin, a protein involved in the epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition of carcinoma cells, are identified and characterized. The antibodies may be used to modulate tumour cell activity through binding the clusterin.02-10-2011
20110033470Human G-Protein Coupled Receptor - A human G-protein coupled receptor polypeptide and DNA (RNA) encoding such polypeptide and a procedure for producing such polypeptide by recombinant techniques is disclosed. Also disclosed are methods for utilizing such polypeptide for identifying antagonists and agonists to such polypeptide. Antagonists and agonists may be used therapeutically to inhibit or stimulate the G-protein coupled receptor. Also disclosed are assays for detecting mutations in the nucleic acid sequence encoding the G-protein coupled receptor.02-10-2011
20110033467COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS COMPRISING A LIGAND OF CHEMERINR - The present invention relates to a G-protein coupled receptor and a novel ligand therefor. The invention provides screening assays for the identification of candidate compounds which modulate the activity of the G-protein coupled receptor, as well as assays useful for the diagnosis and treatment of a disease or disorder related to the dysregulation of G-protein coupled receptor signaling.02-10-2011
20110033473ANTI INFLUENZA ANTIBODIES AND USES THEREOF - Provided are antibodies comprising an antigen recognition domain capable of binding an MHC molecule being complexed with an influenza peptide wherein the antibody does not bind the MHC molecule in an absence of the complexed peptide and wherein the antibody does not bind the peptide in an absence of the MHC molecule. Also provided are methods of using same for diagnosing and treating influenza.02-10-2011
20110033469LEUKOTRIENE B4 BINDING SOLUBLE LIPOCALIN RECEPTOR FROM IXODES RICINUS - Leukotriene B4 binding polypeptide is obtained from 02-10-2011
20110129475BASB 205 POLYPEPTIDES AND POLYNUCLEOTIDES FROM HAEMOPHILUS INFLUENZAE - The invention provides BASB205 polypeptides and polynucleotides encoding BASB205 polypeptides and methods for producing such polypeptides by recombinant techniques. Also provided are diagnostic, prophylactic and therapeutic uses.06-02-2011
20130164298P. GINGIVALIS ANTIGENIC COMPOSITION - The present invention provides an antigenic composition, the composition comprising at least one recombinant protein. The recombinant protein comprises at least one epitope. The epitope is reactive with an antibody which is reactive with a polypeptide having the sequence set out in SEQ. ID. NO. 3 or SEQ. ID. NO. 5. The invention also provides methods and compositions for the production of the recombinant protein. Also provided are methods for the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of 06-27-2013
20110044985ANTIBODIES DIRECTED AGAINST AMYLOID-BETA PEPTIDE AND METHODS USING SAME - Methods of using antibodies directed to the C-terminal side of β-amyloid peptide for diagnosing and treatment of Alzheimer's disease and Aβ peptide associated diseases are described.02-24-2011
20090047287MODULATION OF BONE FORMATION - This invention relates to modulating Ror activity (e.g., Ror2 protein activity) and/or 14-3-3 β to affect bone formation or resorption. The invention further relates to compositions and methods for the screening, diagnosis and development of therapies for bone-related disorders such as osteoporosis and bone fracture. Antibodies and antibody fragments directed to Ror2 protein are particularly useful in causing dimerization of Ror2 proteins, thereby leading to the activation of Ror2.02-19-2009
20110052587PEPTIDE OR PROTEIN COMPRISING A C'-D LOOP OF THE CD28 RECEPTOR FAMILY - The invention relates to a protein or peptide comprising the C′-D loop of a member of the CD28 family, uses thereof and mAbs obtainable therefrom.03-03-2011
20110052588METHOD OF TREATING HEPATOCELLULAR CARCINOMA - Materials and methods for treating hepatocellular carcinoma in a mammal are disclosed. The methods comprise administering to a mammal a composition comprising a therapeutically effective amount of a zvegf3 antagonist in combination with a pharmaceutically acceptable delivery vehicle. Zvegf3 antagonists include anti-zvegf3 antibodies, mitogenically inactive receptor-binding zvegf3 variant polypeptides, and inhibitory polynucleotides.03-03-2011
20120034229MONOCLONAL ANTIBODIES DIRECTED AGAINST LG4-5 DOMAIN OF ALPHA3 CHAIN OF HUMAN LAMININ-5 - The present invention relates to a monoclonal antibody binding to the LG4/5 domain of chain alpha3 of human protein laminin-5, wherein said monoclonal antibody inhibits the binding of syndecan-1 to said laminin-5 alpha3 chain LG4/5 domain, in particular 1H12 monoclonal antibody produced by the hybridoma cell line named 1H12 deposited on Jan. 8, 2008 at the C. N. C. M. under number 1-3890, as well as chimerized, humanized derivatives and fragments thereof, and nucleic acid sequences encoding them, as well as vectors and host cells expressing them. The invention further relates to the medical application of such antibodies, in particular for treating cancer.02-09-2012
20110243949COMPOSITION FOR PRODUCING ANTI-AMYLOID BETA PEPTIDE ANTIBODIES WITH D-PEPTIDES - The present invention relates to a composition comprising D-peptides or antibodies for use as a therapeutic and/or for disease prevention, wherein 10-06-2011
20110243947ANTIBODIES AGAINST CSF-1R - The invention provides a human antibody that binds human CSF-1R with high affinity. Antibodies of the present invention have significant advantages over the antibodies known in the art by being multifunctional: inhibiting signaling of CSF-1R, internalizing and inducing CSF-1R degradation and stimulating ADCC in cell including tumors, macrophages and monocytes. They are also shown to be effective in treating leukemia, breast, endometrial and prostate cancer alone or in combination with docetaxel, paclitaxel, Herceptin® or doxorubicin.10-06-2011
20090220511Ifn-alpha/beta-independent mechanism of antiviral protection through a novel ligand-receptor pair: Ifn- ligands engage a novel receptor Ifn-Rn (CRF2-12) and IL-10R2 (CRF2-4) for signaling andinduction of biological activities - A novel IFN-α/β independent ligand receptor system which upon engagement leads, among other things, to the establishment of an anti-viral state is disclosed. Further disclosed are three closely positioned genes on human chromosome 19 that encode distinct but highly homologous proteins, designated IFN-λ1, IFN-λ2, IFN-λ3, based, inter alia, in their ability to induce antiviral protection. Expression of these proteins is induced upon viral infection. A receptor complex utilized by all three IFN-λ proteins for signaling is also disclosed. The receptor complex is generally composed of two subunits, a novel receptor designated IFN-λR1 or CRF2-12, and a second subunit, IL-10R2 or CRF2-4, which is also a shared receptor component for the IL-10 and IL-22 receptor complexes. The gene encoding IFN-λR1 is generally widely expressed, including many different cell types and tissues. Expression of these proteins is induced by immune events, including, for example, upon viral infection. Apoptotosis may also be induced under effective conditions.09-03-2009
20110212095EPITOPE OF CD66C SPECIFIC TO LUNG ADENOCARCINOMA AND ANTIBODY RECOGNIZING THE SAME - The present invention relates to epitope of CD66c specific to lung adenocarcinoma and antibody recognizing the same. The present invention relates to identifying epitope of CD66c specific to lung adenocarcinoma, antibody recognizing the same, cell lines producing the same and the applications in diagnosis, prevention and treatment of lung adenocarcinoma by using the same. The above CD66c epitope is specific to lung adenocarcinoma cells, and therefore the antibody or its fragment recognizing the epitope can be used in compositions to diagnose, treat and prevent lung adenocarcinoma cells.09-01-2011
20100021465BORIS ISOFORMS AND METHODS OF DETECTING AND TREATING DISEASE - A method of detecting a proliferative disease, such as a disease associated with the abnormal expression of BORIS, in a mammal comprising testing for the expression of a BORIS isoform in the tissue of a mammal that does not express BORIS in the absence of disease, as well as a method of treating or preventing such a disease, isolated or purified BORIS isoform polypeptides and nucleic acids, and kits and arrays comprising same.01-28-2010
20100021466Antagonistic Human LIGHT-Specific Human Monoclonal Antibodies - Provided herein are antibodies, such as fully human antibodies that immunospecifically bind to an hLIGHT polypeptide. Also provided are isolated nucleic acids encoding antibodies, such as fully human antibodies, that immunospecifically bind to a hLIGHT polypeptide. Further provided are vectors and host cells comprising nucleic acids encoding antibodies, such as fully human antibodies, that immunospecifically bind to a hLIGHT polypeptide. Also provided are methods of making antibodies, such as fully human antibodies, that immunospecifically bind to a hLIGHT polypeptide. Also provided herein is a method of treating a hLIGHT-mediated disease in a subject comprising administering to the subject an antibody, such as a fully human antibody, that immunospecifically binds to a hLIGHT polypeptide. In preferred embodiments, that anti-hLIGHT antibodies provided herein will ameliorate, neutralize or otherwise inhibit hLIGHT biological activity in vivo (e.g., the hLIGHT-mediated production or secretion of CCL20, IL-8 or RANTES from a cell expressing a hLIGHT receptor). Also provided herein is a method for the detection of hLIGHT in a sample as well as a method for ameliorating, neutralizing or otherwise inhibiting hLIGHT activity, e.g., in a human subject suffering from a disorder in which hLIGHT activity is detrimental.01-28-2010
20100008921Diagnostic and Therapeutic Target Adarb2 Proteins for Neurodegenerative Diseases - The present invention discloses a dysregulation of the ADARB2 gene and the protein products thereof in Alzheimer's disease patients. Based on this finding, the invention provides methods for diagnosing and prognosticating Alzheimer's disease in a subject, and for determining whether a subject is at increased risk of developing Alzheimer's disease. Furthermore, this invention provides therapeutic and prophylactic methods for treating and preventing Alzheimer's disease and related neurodegenerative disorders using the ADARB2 gene and its corresponding gene products. Screening methods for modulating agents of neurodegenerative diseases are also disclosed.01-14-2010
20100008924FUSION PROTEINS AND THEIR USE IN THE DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT OF LEISHMANIASIS - The present invention relates generally to a fusion protein made from a synthetic gene construct comprising of elements derived from the 01-14-2010
20110243950MSP2 ANTIGENIC PEPTIDES AND THEIR USE - This invention relates generally to the field of 10-06-2011
20110086035IMMUNOTHERAPEUTIC METHODS AND MOLECULES - A peptide of less than 10 000 molecular weight comprising the amino acid sequence FHTYTI DWTKDAVTW or a portion thereof, or a variant thereof wherein the side chains of one or two of the amino acid residues are altered, wherein the portion or variant is capable of binding HLA-DRB1*04. The peptide, certain polypeptide fusion molecules and certain polynucleotides encoding the same may be useful in combating 04-14-2011
20110091464NOVEL PEPTIDES AND PROTEIN AND USES THEREOF - The present invention relates to a novel gene encoding a protein termed Coiled Coil Domain Containing 95 (CCDC95) or a peptide fragments thereof. The present invention also relates to the use of CCDC95 in Modulation of RGK small binding protein via altering concentration or sub-cellular localisation of RGK small binding protein with CCDC95 or a peptide fragments thereof.04-21-2011
20090226446Method to Inhibit the Propagation of an Undesired Cell Population - Disclosed is a method for inhibiting the propagation of an undesired cell population, the method comprising introducing into a cell an antagonist of Bat 3, or of a functional variant thereof, said antagonist depleting Bat 3, a functional variant thereof, in a cell of said cell population, and verifying the reduced proliferation and/or cell death in Bat 3 depleted cell populations; disclosed is further the use of a Bat 3 antagonist for the manufacture of a medicament for the treatment of diseases which are caused by the propagation of an undesired cell population.09-10-2009
20100015154IMMUNOGENIC MEMAPSIN 2 B-SECRETASE PEPTIDES AND METHODS OF USE - This application pertains to antibodies which specifically bind to immunogenic memapsin 2β-secretase peptides for use in the treatment of Alzheimer's disease and memapsin 2β-secretase disorders. The application also pertains to immunogenic compositions comprising memapsin 2β-secretase peptides and uses thereof.01-21-2010
20090324598METHOD FOR THE TREATMENT OF INFLAMMATORY DISORDERS - A method for the treatment of inflammatory disorders is disclosed, particularly the treatment of arthritis. The method comprises the administration of a function blocking antibody which is capable of binding an epitope of VLA-1.12-31-2009
20100008922In Vivo Induced Genes of Mycobacterium Tuberculosis - The invention provides compositions and methods for the detection of 01-14-2010
20090081228CYR61 COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS - Polynucleotides encoding mammalian ECM signaling molecules affecting the cell adhesion, migration, and proliferation activities characterizing such complex biological processes as angiogenesis, chondrogenesis, and oncogenesis, are provided. The polynucleotide compositions include DNAs and RNAs comprising part, or all, of an ECM signaling molecule coding sequence, or biological equivalents. Polypeptide compositions are also provided. The polypeptide compositions comprise mammalian ECM signaling molecules, peptide fragments, inhibitory peptides capable of interacting with receptors for ECM signaling molecules, and antibody products recognizing Cyr61. Also provided are methods for producing mammalian ECM signaling molecules. Further provided are methods for using mammalian ECM signaling molecules to screen for, and/or modulate, conditions and disorders associated with angiogenesis, chondrogenesis, and oncogenesis; ex vivo methods for using mammalian ECM signaling molecules to prepare blood products are also provided. Additionally, modulators, such as peptide modulators, of an ECM signaling molecule activity are provided. Further provided are methods for screening for modulators of a Cyr61 polypeptide-integrin receptor interaction, as well as methods of treating conditions and disorders associated with such an interaction.03-26-2009
20100034823Crystalline anti-hTNFalpha antibodies - The present invention relates to a batch crystallization method for crystallizing an anti-hTNFalpha antibody which allows the production of said antibody on an industrial scale; antibody crystals as obtained according to said method; compositions containing said crystals as well as methods of use of said crystals and compositions.02-11-2010
20110177085Bitter Taste Receptors - The present invention relates to bitter-taste receptors and their role in bitter taste transduction. The invention also relates to assays for screening molecules that modulate, e.g. suppress or block, bitter taste transduction, or enhance bitter taste response.07-21-2011
20100055104THERAPEUTIC COMPOSITION COMPRISING AN INHIBITOR OF AN HSP 90 PROTEIN - Use of an inhibitor of an hsp 90 protein for the manufacture of a medicament for the treatment or prophylaxis of a condition involving raised levels of TNFα and/or IL-6.03-04-2010
20110177083SOLUBLE ZCYTOR14, ANTI-ZCYTOR14 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-17F, IL-17A, or both IL-17A and IL-17F polypeptide molecules. IL-17A and IL-17F are cytokines that are involved in inflammatory processes and human disease. ZcytoR14 is a common receptor for IL-17A and IL-17F. The present invention includes soluble ZcytoR14, anti-ZcytoR14 antibodies and binding partners, as well as methods for antagonizing IL-17F, IL-17A or both IL-17A and IL-17F using such soluble receptors, antibodies and binding partners.07-21-2011
20110177082COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR THE THERAPY AND DIAGNOSIS OF OVARIAN CANCER - Compositions and methods for the therapy and diagnosis of cancer, particularly ovarian cancer, are disclosed. Illustrative compositions comprise one or more ovarian tumor polypeptides, immunogenic portions thereof, polynucleotides that encode such polypeptides, antigen presenting cell that expresses such polypeptides, and T cells that are specific for cells expressing such polypeptides. The disclosed compositions are useful, for example, in the diagnosis, prevention and/or treatment of diseases, particularly ovarian cancer.07-21-2011
20110081350Synthetic scFv Analogue To The 6313/G2 (Anti Angiotensin II Type 1 Receptor) Monoclonal Antibody Variable Regions - The present invention provides a specific binding molecule which specifically binds to a peptide having the amino acid sequence of EDGIKRIQDD and comprises a polypeptide having an immunoglobulin V04-07-2011
20100129373VEGF-SPECIFIC HUMAN ANTIBODY - The present invention relates to a vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF)-specific human antibody, and more particularly to a human antibody including a complementarity determining region (CDR) and a framework region (FR) derived from a human antibody specifically bound to VEGF. The VEGF-specific human antibody of the present invention may be used in diagnosis of diseases caused by the VEGF-overexpression, classification of the diseases, visualization, treatment, and prognostic evaluation.05-27-2010
20110150889HAEMOPHILUS INFLUENZAE TYPE IV PILI - The invention described herein relates to a 06-23-2011
20110097332Composition and Method of Use for HCV Immunization - Isolated HCY E2 kinase phospho-peptides that contain one or more immunogenic fragments of a HCV E2 kinase motif and antibodies which are cross-reactive with the isolated HCV E2 kinase phospho-peptides are provided. Also disclosed are pharmaceutical compositions and/or methods to passively and/or actively immunize against HCV using the isolated HCY E2 kinase phospho-peptides and antibodies.04-28-2011
20110086034NUCLEOTIDE AND PROTEIN SEQUENCES OF NOGO GENES AND METHODS BASED THEREON - The present invention relates to the gene, $i(Nogo), its encoded protein products, as well as derivatives and analogs thereof. Production of Nogo proteins, derivatives, and antibodies is also provided. The invention further relates to therapeutic compositions and methods of diagnosis and therapy.04-14-2011
20110086033METHOD OF INHIBITING OSTEOCLAST ACTIVITY - Methods for inhibiting osteoclastogenesis by administering a soluble RANK polypeptide are disclosed. Such methods can be used to treat a variety of different cancers, including bone cancer, multiple myeloma, melanoma, breast cancer, squamous cell carcinoma, lung cancer, prostate cancer, hematologic cancers, head and neck cancer and renal cancer.04-14-2011
20110081348FUNGAL SIGNALLING AND METABOLIC ENZYMES - Method of identifying an anti-fungal agent which targets as an essential protein or gene of a fungus comprising contacting a candidate substance with (i) a protein which comprises the sequence shown by SEQ ID NOS: 3, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18, 21, 24, 27, 30, 33, 36, 39, 42, 45, 48, 50, 53, 56, 59, 61 or 63, or (ii) a protein which has 60% identity with (i), or (iii) a protein comprising a fragment of (i) or (ii) which fragment has a length of at least 50 amino acids, or (iv) a polynucleotide that comprises a sequence which encodes (i), (ii) or (iii), or (v) a polynucleotide comprising a sequence which has at least 70% identity with the coding sequence of (iv), and determining whether the candidate substance binds or modulates (i), (ii), (iii), (iv), or (v), wherein binding or modulation of (i), (ii), (iii), (iv), or (v) indicates that the candidate substance is an anti-fungal agent.04-07-2011
20110081352IMMUNOGENIC PEPTIDES AND METHODS OF USE FOR TREATING AND PREVENTING CANCER - Disclosed are immunogenic peptides, related fusion proteins, nucleic acids encoding the peptides or fusion proteins, conjugates, expression vectors, host cells, and antibodies. Also, disclosed are pharmaceutical compositions, vaccines for use in the treatment or prevention of cancer, e.g., alveolar rhabodomyosarcoma, methods of stimulating a T cell to kill a tumor cell, methods of stimulating CD404-07-2011
20110081351ANTIHUMAN BAFF ANTIBODY - An antibody against a peptide having an amino acid sequence AVQGPEETVT QDC (expressed in single letter amino acid code) as represented by SEQ ID: NO. 1 corresponding to the 134- to 146-positions in human BAFF (B cell activating factor belonging to the TNF family) protein which is preferably a monoclonal antibody; a method of producing the above antibody; a medicinal composition containing the antibody; utilization of the antibody; and a method of screening an inhibitory effect or an activating effect on BAFF with the use of the antibody.04-07-2011
20110070234NP1 ACTIVITY REGULATING ELEMENTS USEFUL FOR THE PRODUCTION OF DRUGS FOR THE TREATMENT OR PREVENTION OF HUMAN NEURODEGENERATIVE DISEASES, RESULTING DRUGS AND USE THEREOF - The invention relates to a series of compounds useful for the production of drugs or pharmaceutical compositions for the treatment or prevention of human neurological diseases, preferably neurodegenerative diseases, which inhibit the activity of the human NP1 protein which acts as an inducer of neurodegeneration and neural apoptosis. Said compounds include iRNA inhibitors of the gene expression of the NP1 gene and specific antibodies of the human NP1 protein, as well as peptides derived from same, which can be used in passive and active immunisation methods respectively against said diseases.03-24-2011
20110070237METHODS OF MODULATING AND IDENTIFYING AGENTS THAT MODULATE INTRACELLULAR CALCIUM - Methods are provided for identifying agents that modulate intracellular calcium. Also provided are methods of modulating calcium within cells and methods of identifying proteins involved in modulating intracellular calcium.03-24-2011
20110070236USE OF IMMUNESUPPRESSANT RECEPTOR - The present invention relates to use of an antagonist of BIR1 (B cell immunoglobulin receptor 1) related to the present invention, a method for screening the antagonist, in addition to subtype polypeptides of BIR1, the polynucleotide encoding them and antibodies for the polypeptides. BIR1 functions as an immunosuppressive receptor, and the antagonist of BIR1 has immunopotentive activity, which is able to use for preventing and/or treating a cancer, an immunodeficiency disease or an infectious disease.03-24-2011
20110150887METHODS AND PRODUCTS RELATING TO GSK3BETA REGULATION - The invention relates to methods and compositions for regulation of GSK06-23-2011
20110150885AMINOACYL TRNA SYNTHETASES FOR MODULATING HEMATOPOIESIS - Hematopoietic-modulating compositions are provided comprising aminoacyl-tRNA synthetase polypeptides, including active fragments and/or variants thereof, as well as compositions comprising related agents such as antibodies and other binding agents. Also provided are methods of using such compositions in the treatment of conditions that benefit from the modulation of hematopoiesis.06-23-2011
20110150884CRYSTALLINE COMPOSITION OF GM-CSF/GM-CSFR - The present invention relates generally to the field of crystallography. More particularly, the present invention provides crystalline forms of a complex between granulocyte macrophage-colony stimulating factor (GM-CSF) and its receptor (GM-CSFR). The present invention further provides methods for the design and selection of modulators of GM-CSF/GM-CSFR interaction and signaling as well as signaling of other cytokines.06-23-2011
20110150882COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR THE THERAPY AND DIAGNOSIS OF OVARIAN CANCER - Compositions and methods for the therapy and diagnosis of cancer, particularly ovarian cancer, are disclosed. Illustrative compositions comprise one or more ovarian tumor polypeptides, immunogenic portions thereof, polynucleotides that encode such polypeptides, antigen presenting cell that expresses such polypeptides, and T cells that are specific for cells expressing such polypeptides. The disclosed compositions are useful, for example, in the diagnosis, prevention and/or treatment of diseases, particularly ovarian cancer.06-23-2011
20120148593Neutralizing Antibodies And Methods Of Use Thereof - This invention provides monoclonal antibodies that recognize the Toll-like Receptor 4/MD-2 receptor complex, and monoclonal antibodies that recognize the TLR4/MD2 complex as well as TLR4 when not complexed with MD-2. The invention further provides methods of using the humanized monoclonal antibodies as therapeutics. This invention also provides soluble chimeric proteins, methods of expressing and purifying soluble chimeric proteins, and methods of using soluble chimeric proteins as therapeutics, in screening assays and in the production of antibodies.06-14-2012
20120148590CELL-PERMEABLE PEPTIDE INHIBITORS OF THE JNK SIGNAL TRANSDUCTION PATHWAY - The invention provides cell-permeable peptides that bind to JNK protein and inhibit JNK-mediated effects in JNK-expressing cells.06-14-2012
20120148589HUMAN CANCER-RELATED GENE, ITS ENCODED PRODUCTS AND APPLICATIONS - The invention discloses a human cancer-related gene, LAPTM4B, its encoded products and their applications thereof. This human cancer-related gene provided by this invention comprises one of the following nucleotide sequences: (1) SEQ ID No: 1, SEQ ID No: 2, SEQ ID No: 3, SEQ ID No: 6, or SEQ ID No: 8 in the sequence listings; (2) SEQ ID No: 4, SEQ ID No: 5, or SEQ ID No: 7 in the sequence listings which are proteins encoded by the polynucleotides in sequences of SEQ ID No: 1, SEQ ID No: 2, SEQ ID No: 3 and SEQ ID No: 6. (3) Applications of the polynucleotides and polypeptides in the listings in diagnosis and treatments of cancer. This invention enables the developments of new cancer diagnostic markers and new anti-cancer medicines. It would create a significant impact on human society.06-14-2012
20100310568NINJURIN-1 MODULATION AND USES THEREOF - Methods, uses, agents and compositions useful for the prevention, treatment and/or diagnosis of neuroinflammatory conditions such as multiple sclerosis and spinal cord injury based on the modulation of nerve injury-induced protein-1 (Ninjurin-1) are disclosed.12-09-2010
20100303820METHODS OF TREATMENT USING IL-17E ANTAGONISTS - Novel IL-17 like polypeptides and nucleic acid molecules encoding the same. The invention also provides vectors, host cells, selective binding agents, and methods for producing IL-17 like polypeptides. Also provided for are methods for the treatment, diagnosis, amelioration, or prevention of diseases with IL-17 like polypeptides, agonists, or antagonists thereof.12-02-2010
20100303819DCL-1 AND USES THEREOF - The present invention relates generally to a novel lectin and to derivatives, homologues, analogues, chemical equivalents and mimetics thereof and, more particularly, to a novel type I C-type lectin, herein referred to as “DCL-1”. In particular, the present invention relates to the use of DCL-1 in therapeutic, prophylactic and diagnostic applications.12-02-2010
20100297134HUMANISED ANTIBODIES WITH ANTI-TUMOUR ACTIVITY - The present invention provides humanised antibodies and binding domains thereof with anti-tumour activity. In particular the humanised antibodies have specific binding to and direct killing of human colon tumour cells and display potent immune-mediated cytotoxic activity against human colon cancer cells in vitro using antibody-dependent cell-mediated cytotoxicity (ADCC) and complement dependent cytotoxicity (CDC) assays and in vivo using mouse tumour models.11-25-2010
20100297136Gastric and Prostate Cancer Associated Antigens - The invention relates to an antigen associated with cancers such as prostate and gastric cancers, known as T21. Nucleic acid sequences and polypeptide sequences encoding the antigen are provided, as are uses of such sequences.11-25-2010
20100297135EPITOPE FOR NEUTRALIZING ANTIBODIES - Provided herein are immunogenic peptides of GM-CSF comprising an amino acid sequence set forth in any one of SEQ ID NOs:2 to 6, or a portion thereof, and compounds and molecules that specifically interact with or bind to a region of GM-CSF located between, or corresponding to a region located between, about residues 89 and 117 of the human GM-CSF polypeptide sequence as set forth in SEQ NO:1.11-25-2010
20110212097Methods and Compositions to Treat and Detect Misfolded-SOD1 Mediated Diseases - The invention provides a method for treating a medical condition, disease, or disorder mediated by a misfolded form of superoxide dismutase (SOD) in a subject in need of treatment. The method optionally comprises administering to the subject a composition comprising a pharmaceutically acceptable vehicle and an agent selected from (1) an exogenous antibody or fragment thereof that binds selectively to the misfolded form of SOD, and/or (2) an immunogen that elicits production of an endogenous antibody that binds selectively to the misfolded form of SOD, and/or (3) a nucleic acid sequence encoding (1) or (2). In certain embodiments, the invention provides methods of treating diseases such as Alzheimer's Disease, Parkinson's Disease or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and macular degeneration, glaucoma, ischemia, cerebral infarction, myocardial infarction, atherosclerosis, multiple sclerosis, inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease or necrotizing enterocolitis using disease-specific epitopes, and compositions including these epitopes. The invention also provides antibodies that bind to monomeric or misfolded SOD1, and not on the molecular surface of native homodimeric SOD1. In addition, the invention includes methods of diagnosing Alzheimer's Disease, Parkinson's Disease or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis in a subject. Also, the invention provides methods of identifying substances for the treatment or prevention of Alzheimer's Disease, Parkinson's Disease or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and kits using the binding proteins of the invention.09-01-2011
20110150883COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR THE THERAPY AND DIAGNOSIS OF BREAST CANCER - Compositions and methods for the therapy and diagnosis of cancer, particularly breast cancer, are disclosed. Illustrative compositions comprise one or more breast tumor polypeptides, immunogenic portions thereof, polynucleotides that encode such polypeptides, antigen presenting cell that expresses such polypeptides, and T cells that are specific for cells expressing such polypeptides. The disclosed compositions are useful, for example, in the diagnosis, prevention and/or treatment of diseases, particularly breast cancer.06-23-2011
20110250205ANTI-SCLEROSTIN ANTIBODIES - Humanized and chimeric antibodies are provided that specifically bind human sclerostin and are characterized as having high affinity and strong neutralizing properties. The antibodies of the invention are useful for increasing bone mass, bone mineral density and bone strength and for the treatment of various disorders, e.g., osteoporosis, in human subject.10-13-2011
20110250204METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR DIAGNOSING AND TREATING DISEASES - Methods and compositions are provided for assessing, treating, and preventing diseases, especially cancer, using cancer-associated targets (CAT). Methods and compositions are also provided for determining or predicting the effectiveness of a treatment for these diseases or for selecting a treatment, using CAT. Methods and compositions are further provided for modulating cell function using CAT. Also provided are compositions that modulate CAT (e.g., antagonists or agonists), such as antibodies, proteins, small molecule compounds, and nucleic acid agents (e.g., RNAi and antisense agents), as well as pharmaceutical compositions thereof. Further provided are methods of screening for agents that modulate CAT, and agents identified by these screening methods.10-13-2011
20110150888ANTI-HEPCIDIN ANTIBODIES AND METHODS OF USE - The invention relates to monoclonal antibodies that bind hepcidin and methods of making and using such antibodies. Also provided are methods of treating hepcidin-related disorders.06-23-2011
20100080803LABOR BIOMARKERS, METHODS COMPRISING SAME, AND METHODS TARGETING SAME - The present invention provides methods of predicting or detecting labor in a female subject and methods of testing a compound for an ability to delay the onset of labor. The present invention also provides methods of testing a labor marker useful in the diagnostic methods, isolated peptides identified in the present invention, methods for inhibiting labor, utilizing the peptides, and kits comprising methods of the present invention.04-01-2010
20090022725IL-17 HOMOLOGOUS POLYPEPTIDES AND THERAPEUTIC USES THEREOF - The present invention is directed to novel polypeptides having sequence identity with IL-17 and to nucleic acid molecules encoding those polypeptides. Also provided herein are vectors and host cells comprising those nucleic acid sequences, chimeric polypeptide molecules comprising the polypeptides of the present invention fused to heterologous polypeptide sequences, antibodies which bind to the polypeptides of the present invention and to methods for producing the polypeptides of the present invention. Further provided herein are methods for treating degenerative cartilaginous disorders.01-22-2009
20090022724Attractin/mahogany-like polypeptides, polynucleotides, antibodies and methods of use thereof - The present disclosure provides attractin/mahogany-like polypeptides and fragments thereof, polynucleotides encoding such polypeptides and fragments, processes for production of recombinant forms of such polypeptides, antibodies generated against these polypeptides or fragments, and assays and methods employing these polypeptides, antibodies, and polynucleotides.01-22-2009
20100003257Diagnosis of nasopharyngeal carcinoma and suppression of nasopharyngeal carcinoma invasion - A diagnostic method for NPC based on the activation level of the Gα01-07-2010
20090317392METHOD OF DIAGNOSING SMALL CELL LUNG CANCER - Objective methods for detecting and diagnosing small cell lung cancer (SCLC) are described herein. In one embodiment, the diagnostic method involves determining the expression level of an SCLC-associated gene that discriminates between SCLC cells and normal cells. In another embodiment, the diagnostic method involves determining the expression level of an SCLC-associated gene that distinguishes two major histological types of lung cancer, non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and SCLC. Finally, the present invention provides methods of screening for therapeutic agents useful in the treatment of small cell lung cancer, methods of treating small cell lung cancer and method for vaccinating a subject against small cell lung cancer. Furthermore, the present invention provides chemotherapy resistant lung cancer- or SCLC-associated genes as diagnostic markers and/or molecular targets for therapeutic agent for these cancers. These genes are up-regulated in chemoresistant lung cancer or SCLC. Accordingly, chemoresistant lung cancer or SCLC can be predicted using expression level of the genes as diagnostic markers. As the result, any adverse effects caused by ineffective chemotherapy can be avoided, and more suitable and effective therapeutic strategy can be selected.12-24-2009
20080248042Monoclonal antibody cross-reactive against infective agent causing a B-cell expansion and IgG-Fc - This invention disclosed a monoclonal antibody or a derivative thereof which is cross-reactive against the immunogenic sequence of an infective agent causing a B-cell expansion and IgG-Fc, said infective agent is selected from the group consisting of 10-09-2008
20080248041Novel Ligands for G Protein-Coupled Receptor Protein and Use Thereof - The present invention provides a method of screening an agonist/antagonist of a G protein-coupled receptor protein comprising the same or substantially the same amino acid sequence as the amino acid sequence represented by SEQ ID NO: 1, or a salt thereof, which comprises using the receptor protein or its salt and a ligand or its salt; and so on. The screening method of the present invention is useful for screening an agent for the prevention/treatment of nervous system diseases or neuropathic pains.10-09-2008
20080248044POLYEPITOPIC PROTEIN FRAGMENTS OF THE E6 AND E7 PROTEINS OF HPV, THEIR PRODUCTION AND THEIR USE PARTICULARLY IN VACCINATION - Polyepitopic peptides of E6 and E7 proteins of Human Papillomavirus, their production, and methods of treating pathologies in which a polyepitopic peptide of the E6 and E7 protein of Human Papillomavirus is recognized by the cellular immune system.10-09-2008
20080248045POLYPEPTIDES HAVING A TRIGGERING NK ACTIVITY AND BIOLOGICAL APPLICATIONS - The invention relates to polypeptides having a triggering NK activity and an amino acid sequence that is at least 80% identical over its entire length to the polypeptide having SEQ ID NO: 1, and any immunogenic fragments thereof, as well as to the polyclonal and monoclonal antibodies directed against said polypeptides, and immuno-reactive fragments thereof. Application for detecting NK cells in a sample, for their removal from a sample or for enrichment of NK cells, and for NK cell natural cytotoxicity regulation.10-09-2008
20110150886ANTI-AREG/HB-EGF ANTIBODIES AND TREATMENT - Described are cross-specific antibody molecules with binding specificity for both AREG and HBEGF. The antibody molecules may be used in methods of treatment of cancer and diseases associated with angiogenesis.06-23-2011
20090324601TARGETED BINDING AGENTS DIRECTED TO PDGFR-ALPHA AND USES THEREOF - Targeted binding agents directed to the antigen PDGFR-alpha and uses of such agents are disclosed herein. More specifically the invention relates to fully human monoclonal antibodies directed to the antigen PDGFR-alpha and uses of these antibodies. Aspects of the invention also relate to hybridomas or other cell lines expressing such antibodies. The described targeted binding agents and antibodies are useful as diagnostics and for the treatment of diseases associated with the activity and/or overexpression of PDGFR-alpha.12-31-2009
20090324599Fibroblast Growth Factor-Like Polypeptides - The present invention provides novel Fibroblast Growth Factor-like (FGF-like) polypeptides and nucleic acid molecules encoding the same. The invention also provides vectors, host cells, antibodies and methods for producing FGF-like polypeptides. Also provided for are methods for the diagnosis and treatment of diseases associated with FGF-like polypeptides.12-31-2009
20090317398MAMMALIAN CX3C CHEMOKINE ANTIBODIES - Nucleic acids encoding a new family of chemokines, the CX3C family, from a mammal, reagents related thereto, including specific antibodies, and purified proteins are described. Methods of using said reagents and related diagnostic kits are also provided.12-24-2009
20090317397Soluble CTLA4 mutant molecules and uses thereof - The invention identifies the CTLA4 receptor as a ligand for the B7 antigen. The complete amino acid sequence encoding human CTLA4 receptor gene is provided. Methods are provided for expressing CTLA4 as an immunoglobulin fusion protein, for preparing hybrid CTLA4 fusion proteins, and for using the soluble fusion proteins, fragments and derivatives thereof, including monoclonal antibodies reactive with B7 and CTLA4, to regulate T cell interactions and immune responses mediated by such interactions.12-24-2009
20090317396ANTIBODY SPECIFICALLY BINDING TO DR5 AND COMPOSITION FOR PREVENTING OR TREATING CANCERS COMPRISING THE SAME - The present invention provides an antibody specifically binding to death receptor 5 (DR5), which is selected from the group consisting of: an antibody comprising a heavy chain variable region (V12-24-2009
20090317391Cancer Related Genes (PTPE) - 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 tm-PTPε gene or proteins encoded by this gene. The invention also provides methods and molecules for upregulating or downregulating the tm-PTPε gene.12-24-2009
20090317393METHOD OF MODIFYING GLUCOSE ACTIVITY USING POLYPEPTIDES SELECTIVELY EXPRESSED IN FAT TISSUE - Isolated omentin polypeptides that selectively express in omental fat tissue and methods for the use of the polypeptides. The polypeptides can be used in a method for modifying insulin action and/or glucose metabolism in an animal. The polypeptides can be used to promote glucose uptake by animal adipocytes and other cells, tissues, and/or organs. The polypeptides can also used to provide a therapeutic treatment for diseases of or related to glucose metabolism and adipose tissues. The polypeptides are also incorporated into diagnostic tests and testing kits for diagnosing or detecting a disease or condition involving animal tissue that contains, uses, or expresses the polypeptide in an animal suspected of having the disease or condition.12-24-2009
20090226449Novel 18607, 15603, 69318, 12303, 48000, 52920, 5433, 38554, 57301, 58324, 55063, 52991, 59914, 59921, and 33751 molecules and uses therefor - The invention provides isolated nucleic acids molecules, designated 18607, 15603, 69318, 12303, 48000, 52920, 5433, 38554, 57301, 58324, 55063, 52991, 59914, 59921 and 33751 nucleic acid molecules. The invention also provides antisense nucleic acid molecules, recombinant expression vectors containing 18607, 15603, 69318, 12303, 48000, 52920, 5433, 38554, 57301, 58324, 55063, 52991, 59914, 59921 and 33751 nucleic acid molecules, host cells into which the expression vectors have been introduced, and nonhuman transgenic animals in which a 18607, 15603, 69318, 12303, 48000, 52920, 5433, 38554, 57301, 58324, 55063, 52991, 59914, 59921 or 33751 gene has been introduced or disrupted. The invention still further provides isolated 18607, 15603, 69318, 12303, 48000, 52920, 5433, 38554, 57301, 58324, 55063, 52991, 59914, 59921 or 33751 proteins, fusion proteins, antigenic peptides and anti-18607, 15603, 69318, 12303, 48000, 52920, 5433, 38554, 57301, 58324, 55063, 52991, 59914, 59921 or 33751 antibodies. Diagnostic and therapeutic methods utilizing compositions of the invention are also provided.09-10-2009
20120201827ANTI-CD38 ANTIBODIES - Isolated antibodies that bind to human CD38 and cynomolgus CD38 are disclosed. Also disclosed are pharmaceutical compositions comprising the disclosed antibodies, and therapeutic and diagnostic methods for using the disclosed antibodies.08-09-2012
20120201826Anti-RANTES Antibodies and Methods of Use Thereof - The invention relates to fully human monoclonal antibodies, and fragments thereof, that bind to the chemokine Regulated upon Activation, Normal T-cell Expressed, and Secreted (RANTES, CCL5), thereby modulating the interaction between RANTES and one of more of its receptors, such as, e.g., CCR1, CCR3, CCR4 and CCR5, and/or modulating the biological activities of RANTES. The invention also relates to the use of these or any anti-RANTES antibodies in the prevention or treatment of immune-related disorders and in the amelioration of one or more symptoms associated with an immune-related disorder.08-09-2012
20110256145Connective Tissue Growth Factor-3 (CTGF-3) - The present invention relates to a novel connective tissue growth factor-3 protein which is a member of the growth factor superfamily. In particular, isolated nucleic acid molecules are provided encoding the human connective tissue growth factor-3 protein. Connective tissue growth factor-3 polypeptides are also provided as are vectors, host cells and recombinant methods for producing the same. Also provided are diagnostic and therapeutic methods for detecting and treating connective tissue related disorders.10-20-2011
20090142349CD19 Antibodies And Their uses - The present disclosure provides isolated monoclonal antibodies, particularly human monoclonal antibodies that specifically bind to CD19 with high affinity. Nucleic acid molecules encoding such CD19 antibodies, expression vectors, host cells and methods for expressing the CD19 antibodies are also provided. Immunoconjugates, bispecific molecules and pharmaceutical compositions comprising the CD19 antibodies are also provided. Methods for detecting CD19, as well as methods for treating various B cell malignancies, including non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, are disclosed.06-04-2009
20110177079Cancer-testis antigens - The invention relates to cancer-testis antigens and the nucleic acid molecules that encode them. The invention further relates to the use of the nucleic acid molecules, polypeptides and fragments thereof in methods and compositions for the diagnosis and treatment of diseases, such as cancer. More specifically, the invention relates to the discovery of novel cancer-testis (CT) antigens.07-21-2011
20110177081PHARMACEUTICAL COMPOSITIONS OF ANTIBODIES FOR DISEASES CAUSED BY VIRUSES - A pharmaceutical composition for prevention or treatment of viral infections including a formulation of full antibodies or fragments of antibodies specific to at least one of the following peptide sequences of toll-like receptor type 3: FYWNVSVHRVLGFKE (Seq ID NO:1), EYAAYIIHAYKD (Seq ID NO: 2), or to peptide sequence of interferon gamma receptor beta chain: LIKYWFHTPPSIPLQIEEYL (Seq ID NO: 3), or to peptide sequence of interferon gamma receptor alpha chain: SIILPKSLISW (Seq ID NO: 4).07-21-2011
20110256144PHARMACEUTICAL COMPOSITION FOR TREATMENT AND PREVENTION OF CANCERS - The present invention relates to a pharmaceutical composition for treatment and/or prevention of cancer, which comprises, as an active ingredient, an antibody or fragment thereof having an immunological reactivity with a CAPRIN-1 protein or a fragment thereof comprising 7 or more consecutive amino acids.10-20-2011
20080274112Nogo Receptor Antagonists - Disclosed are immunogenic Nogo receptor-1 polypeptides, Nogo receptor-1 antibodies, antigen-binding fragments thereof, soluble Nogo receptors and fusion proteins thereof and nucleic acids encoding the same. Also disclosed are compositions comprising, and methods for making and using, such Nogo receptor antibodies, antigen-binding fragments thereof, soluble Nogo receptors and fusion proteins thereof and nucleic acids encoding the same.11-06-2008
20100303818Dendritic cell receptor - The invention provides isolated human DEC-205, its extracellular domain and functionally equivalent fragments thereof. Also provided are polynucleotides encoding same and vectors which include such polynucleotides. Further provided are methods of recombinantly producing human DEC-205, an extracellular domain thereof or a functionally equivalent fragment, and ligands that bind to human DEC-205 or a fragment thereof. Also provided are constructs for use in prophylaxis or therapy comprising such a ligand, human DEC-205 or an extracellular domain thereof coupled to a toxin or to an antigen capable of inducing a protective immune response in a patient.12-02-2010
20080219993HUMAN RGR ONCOGENE AND TRUNCATED TRANSCRIPTS THEREOF DETECTED IN T CELL MALIGNANCIES, ANTIBODIES TO THE ENCODED POLYPEPTIDES AND METHODS OF USE - Naturally-occurring variants of human Rgr oncogene protein, in particular, abnormally truncated variants found in T cell malignancies, as well as the human Rgr protein are encompassed by the present invention. Also included are antibodies thereto and nucleic acid molecules encoding human Rgr protein and naturally-occurring variants thereof. The present invention further provides methods for diagnosing and treating T cell malignancies associated with abnormally truncated transcripts of human rgr oncogene and/or abnormal truncation of human Rgr protein.09-11-2008
20080219991COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR THE THERAPY AND DIAGNOSIS OF BREAST CANCER - Compositions and methods for the therapy and diagnosis of cancer, particularly breast cancer, are disclosed. Illustrative compositions comprise one or more breast tumor polypeptides, immunogenic portions thereof, polynucleotides that encode such polypeptides, antigen presenting cell that expresses such polypeptides, and T cells that are specific for cells expressing such polypeptides. The disclosed compositions are useful, for example, in the diagnosis, prevention and/or treatment of diseases, particularly breast cancer.09-11-2008
20080219990COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR THE THERAPY AND DIAGNOSIS OF BREAST CANCER - Compositions and methods for the therapy and diagnosis of cancer, particularly breast cancer, are disclosed. Illustrative compositions comprise one or more breast tumor polypeptides, immunogenic portions thereof, polynucleotides that encode such polypeptides, antigen presenting cell that expresses such polypeptides, and T cells that are specific for cells expressing such polypeptides. The disclosed compositions are useful, for example, in the diagnosis, prevention and/or treatment of diseases, particularly breast cancer.09-11-2008
20080254034BASB119 Polypeptide and Polynucleotide from Moraxella Catarrhalis - The invention provides BASB119 polypeptides and polynucleotides encoding BASB119 polypeptides and methods for producing such polypeptides by recombinant techniques. Also provided are diagnostic, prophylactic and therapeutic uses.10-16-2008
20080241151Virulence genes, proteins, and their use - A series of genes from 10-02-2008
20110165166LSR RECEPTOR, ITS ACTIVITY, ITS CLONING, AND ITS APPLICATIONS TO THE DIAGNOSIS, PREVENTION AND/OR TREATMENT OF OBESITY AND RELATED RISKS OR COMPLICATIONS - The present invention relates to a new complex receptor polypeptide LSR (Lipolysis Stimulated Receptor), characterized by its functional activities, the cloning of the cDNAs complementary to the messenger RNAs encoding each of the subunits of the multimeric complex, vectors and transformed cells, methods of diagnosis and of selection of compounds which can be used as medicament for the prevention and/or treatment of pathologies and/or of pathogeneses such as obesity and anorexia, hyperlipidemias, atherosclerosis, diabetes, hypertension, and more generally the various pathologies associated with abnormalities in the metabolism of cytokines.07-07-2011
20110165164COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR DETECTING AND TREATING DISEASES AND CONDITIONS RELATED TO CHEMOKINE RECEPTORS - Ligands of CCX-CKR2 and the biological role of CCX-CKR2 in cancer is described.07-07-2011
20080199476Urokinase-type plasminogen activator receptor epitope, monoclonal antibodies derived therefrom and methods of use thereof - The present invention relates to antibodies, and antigen-binding fragments thereof, specific for urokinase-type plasminogen activator receptor (uPAR) and uses thereof for the treatment or prevention of cancer. In particular, the antibodies of the invention are specific for a particular epitope on uPAR. These antibodies interfere with uPAR signaling. Such antibodies are used in diagnostic and therapeutic methods, particularly against cancer.08-21-2008
20110020355TREATMENT AND PREVENTION OF GARDNERELLA VAGINALIS INFECTIONS - The present invention is drawn to the nucleic and amino acid sequences encoding vaginolysin (VLY) toxin from 01-27-2011
20110020354G-PROTEIN COUPLED RECEPTOR LIGANDS AND METHODS - The present invention relates to RF-amide peptides and their use for treating, preventing and curing neurological and metabolic medical disorders. The invention also relates to methods for modulating a G-protein coupled receptor and for identifying substances which modulate the receptor.01-27-2011
20110020352ENDOGENOUS RETROVIRUSES UP-REGULATED IN PROSTATE CANCER - Human endogenous retroviruses of the HML-2 family show up-regulated expression in prostate tumors. This finding can be used in prostate cancer screening, diagnosis and therapy.01-27-2011
20110020351NOVEL POLYPEPTIDE ESDN, POLYNUCLEOTIDES ENCODING THE POLYPEPTIDE, AND UTILITY OF THE POLYPEPTIDE - The invention discloses a useful and novel factor (polypeptide) which plays an important role for morbid vascular smooth muscle in restenosis after percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA) and arterial sclerosis in the field of cardiovascular system.01-27-2011
20110020349ANTI-FACTOR XI MONOCLONAL ANTIBODIES AND METHODS OF USE THEREOF - The present invention relates to compositions and methods for inhibiting thrombosis without compromising hemostasis. Compositions include anti-factor XI monoclonal antibodies (aXIMabs) capable of binding to an epitope on the heavy chain of human FXI, particularly the A3 domain of the heavy chain of human FXI. Compositions also include epitope-binding fragments, variants, and derivatives of the monoclonal antibodies, cell lines producing these antibody compositions, and isolated nucleic acid molecules encoding the amino acid sequences of the antibodies. The invention further includes pharmaceutical compositions comprising the anti-factor XI monoclonal antibodies of the invention, or epitope-binding fragments, variants, or derivatives thereof, in a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier. Methods of the invention comprise administering the compositions described above to a subject in need thereof for the purpose of inhibiting thrombosis, reducing a required dose of an antithrombotic agent in the treatment of thrombosis, treating metastatic cancer, or treating an acute inflammatory reaction. Methods for making an anti-factor XI monoclonal antibody, or epitope-binding fragments, variants, or derivatives thereof, are also provided.01-27-2011
20110020357ANTI HUMAN IMMUNODEFICIENCY ANTIBODIES AND USES THEREOF - Provided are antibodies comprising an antigen recognition domain capable of binding an MHC molecule being complexed with a human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) peptide, wherein the antibody does not bind the MHC molecule in an absence of the complexed peptide, and wherein the antibody does not bind the peptide in an absence of the MHC molecule. Also provided are methods of using same for diagnosing HIV infection and treating AIDS.01-27-2011
20110020353ANTIBODIES AND RELATED MOLECULES THAT BIND TO 161P2F10B PROTEINS - Antibodies and molecules derived therefrom that bind to 161P2F10B protein and variants thereof, are described wherein 161P2F10B exhibits tissue specific expression in normal adult tissue, and is aberrantly expressed in the cancers listed in Table I. Consequently, 161P2F10B provides a diagnostic, prognostic, prophylactic and/or therapeutic target for cancer. The 161P2F10B gene or fragment thereof, or its encoded protein, or variants thereof, or a fragment thereof, can be used to elicit a humoral or cellular immune response; antibodies or T cells reactive with 161P2F10B can be used in active or passive immunization.01-27-2011
20110020350Contraceptives Based on SP22 and SP22 Antibodies - Oral, topical and injectable contraceptives, which are based on sperm protein 22 kDa (SP22) polypeptides and antibodies and infertility diagnostics are provided.01-27-2011
20110020348PHARMACEUTICAL COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS USING SECRETED FRIZZLED RELATED PROTEIN - Pharmaceutical compositions and methods of use in regulation of mammalian bone forming activities of sFRPs (secreted frizzled-related proteins) are disclosed. sFRPs are secreted receptors for Wnts, which are important polypeptide growth factors that are known to regulate fundamental biological processes like tissue polarity, embryonic development, and tumorigenesis. A sFRP was isolated from human osteoblast cells and identified as sFRP-1 (also known as SARP-2) and shown to be regulated by osteogenic agents in hOB cells in a differentiation selective manner, modulating the life of osteoblasts/preosteocytes. An sFRP-1 knock-out mouse was generated and deletion of sFRP-1 was found to not affect nonskeletal tissues, skeletal morphology or cortical bone development, while resulting in increased trabecular bone formation, decreased osteoblast and osteocyte apoptosis and increased osteoprogenitor differentiation.01-27-2011
20110027286High Affinity Human Antibodies to Human Angiopoietin-2 - 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.02-03-2011
20110027284NOGO-A BINDING MOLECULES AND PHARMACEUTICAL USE THEREOF - The present invention provides a binding molecule which is capable of binding to the human NogoA polypeptide or human NiG with a dissociation constant<1000 nM, a polynucleotide encoding such binding molecule; an expression vector comprising said polynucleotide; an expression system comprising a 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 disease of the peripheral (PNS) and/or central (CNS) nervous system; a pharmaceutical composition comprising said binding molecule; and a method of treatment of a disease of the peripheral (PNS) and/or central (CNS) nervous system.02-03-2011
20110027283METHODS FOR DIAGNOSING AND TREATING CANCERS - This disclosure provides methods and compositions for inhibiting immune responses. The disclosure also provides methods and compositions for inhibiting graft rejection and promoting or prolonging graft survival.02-03-2011
20110027285METHODS AND AGENTS MODULATING UPA/UPAR ACTIVITY - This invention herein disclosed relates to the anti-HIV action of uPAR-activators or activated uPAR molecules, the control of chemotaxis and cell migration by agents interfering with uPAR activation, a method for determining activated uPAR forms, the use of agents interfering with uPA/uPAR interaction for the diagnosis or therapy of diseases.02-03-2011
20100285018ESTROGEN RECEPTORS AND METHODS OF USE - The present invention provides isolated polypeptides having an amino acid sequence having at least 70% identity to SEQ ID NO:20, wherein the polypeptide has ER-α36 activity. The invention further provides methods for identifying agents that bind to such polypeptides, methods for detecting such polypeptides, and methods for altering the activity of such polypeptides. Also provided are antibodies that specifically bind to an amino acid sequence depicted at SEQ ID NO:1, or an immunogenic fragment thereof, and methods for making and using such antibodies.11-11-2010
20100330092MONOCLONAL ANTIBODY HAVING NEUTRALIZING ACTIVITY AGAINST MMP13 - A neutralizing monoclonal antibody specifically reacting with MMP13, a method of neutralizing enzyme activity of MMP13 and an immunological measuring method each using the antibody, as well as a diagnostic agent and a pharmaceutical composition containing the antibody, are provided. Various antibodies to MMP13 have been hitherto obtained, but an antibody having neutralizing activity against MMP13 has not been obtained. The present inventors intensively studied, as a result, found out a neutralizing antibody having specificity for MMP13, resulting in completion of the present invention.12-30-2010
20110110951ISOLATION OF FIVE NOVEL GENES CODING FOR NEW FC RECEOPTRS-TYPE MELANOMA INVOLVED IN THE PATHOGENESIS OF LYMPHOMA/MELANOMA - This invention provides an isolated nucleic acid molecule which encodes immunoglobulin receptor, Immunoglobulin superfamily Receptor Translocation Associated, IRTA, protein. Provided too, are the IRTA proteins encoded by the isolated nucleic acid molecules, IRTA1, IRTA2, IRTA3, IRTA4 or IRTA5 proteins, having the amino acid sequences set forth in any of FIG. 05-12-2011
20080305112IMMUNISATION AGAINST CHLAMYDIA TRACHOMATIS - The present invention provides antigenic proteins of 12-11-2008
20110135646Genes of an Otitis Media Isolate of Nontypeable Haemophilus influenzae - The invention relates to the polynucleotide sequence of a nontypeable stain of 06-09-2011
20110135647GENES AND POLYPEPTIDES RELATING TO BREAST CANCERS - The present application provides novel human genes A7322, whose expression is markedly elevated in breast cancer. The present application also provides human genes F3374 whose expression is markedly elevated in breast cancer. These genes and polypeptides encoded thereby can be used, for example, in the diagnosis of breast cancer, and as target molecules for developing drugs against breast cancer. The invention features methods of screening for modulators of the kinase activity of PBK/TOPK. The invention further provides methods of screening for agents to prevent or treat cancer, such as breast cancer.06-09-2011
20110262447HUMAN SYNTHETIC SINGLE-CHAIN ANTIBODIES DIRECTED AGAINST THE COMMON EPITOPE OF MUTANT P53 AND THEIR USES - Isolated polypeptides, isolated polynucleotides or expression vectors encoding same, viral display vehicles which can be specifically bind an exposed epitope shared by mutant, but not wild type, p53 protein are provided. Also provided are methods of inducing apoptosis and treating cancer as well as diagnosing a p53-related cancer using the isolated polypeptides uncovered by the present invention.10-27-2011
20110052592Compositions and Methods for Use for Antibodies Against Sclerostin - The present invention relates to antibodies against sclerostin and compositions and methods of use for said antibodies to treat a pathological disorder that is mediated by sclerostin or disease related to bone abnormalities such as osteoporosis.03-03-2011
20110052590NEUTROKINE-ALPHA ANTIBODIES AND METHODS OF USE THEREOF - The present invention relates to a Neutrokine-alpha antibody and a process for producing a Neutrokine-alpha antibody. The invention further relates to screening methods for identifying compounds that inhibit or enhance the action of Neutrokine-alpha. Also provided are diagnostic methods for detecting autoimmune disorders and therapeutic methods for treating autoimmune disorders using a Neutrokine-alpha antibody.03-03-2011
20110052589COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR DETECTING AND TREATING DISEASES AND CONDITIONS RELATED TO CHEMOKINE RECEPTORS - Ligands of CCX-CKR2 and the biological role of CCX-CKR2 in cancer is described.03-03-2011
20110052586ANTIBODIES TO AN EPITOPE OF AGR2, ASSAYS AND HYBRIDOMAS - Provided is a monoclonal antibody, or an antigen binding fragment thereof, which binds specifically to an epitope within the sequence KPGAKKDTKDSRPKL (Sequence ID No. 2) of AGR2. Such monoclonal antibodies are of prognostic and diagnostic utility in the investigation of cancer, particularly metastatic cancer. The antibodies described may also be used in prognosis or diagnosis of inflammatory diseases. Also provided are kits and solid supports comprising such antibodies, as well as the therapeutic use of antibodies of the invention.03-03-2011
20100330091IMMUNOREACTIVE GLYCOPROTEIN GP19 EHRLICHIA CANIS - The present invention concerns gp19 immunoreactive compositions for 12-30-2010
20110033468Ophthalmic Drug Delivery System Containing Phospholipid and Cholesterol - An ophthalmic drug delivery system that contains phospholipid and cholesterol for prolonging drug lifetime in the eyes.02-10-2011
20110097331ANTIBODIES THAT BIND BOTH IL-17A AND IL-17F AND METHODS OF USING THE SAME - The present invention relates to blocking, inhibiting, reducing, antagonizing or neutralizing the activity of IL-17A and IL-17F. IL-17A and IL-17F are cytokines that are involved in inflammatory processes and human disease. The present invention includes antibodies that bind both IL-17A and IL-17F, as well as methods of using the same in inflammation.04-28-2011
20110097333THERAPEUTIC AND DIAGNOSTIC AGENTS - The present invention relates generally to therapeutic and diagnostic agents. More particularly, the present invention provides molecules having structural features characteristic of immunoregulatory signalling (IRS) molecules and which are expressed by cells of haematopoietic lineages such as, in particular, leukocytes. The molecules of the present invention find broad application inter alia as diagnostic markers for cells, targets for cell therapy and as validated drug targets in order to modulate the immune response and to treat, prevent and diagnose a range of diseases conditions including cancer, genetic disease, inflammatory conditions and conditions associated with aberrant haematopoietic cell function or activity. The present invention extends to binding partners of the instant molecules such as, for example, antibodies, ligands, adaptor and other signalling associated molecules, agonists and antagonists and to methods of screening for same.04-28-2011
20110097330Novel Gene Disruptions, Compostitions and Methods Relating Thereto - The present invention relates to transgenic animals, as well as compositions and methods relating to the characterization of gene function. Specifically, the present invention provides transgenic mice comprising disruptions in PRO179, PRO181, PRO244, PRO247, PRO269, PRO293, PRO298, PRO339, PRO341, PRO347, PRO531, PRO537, PRO718, PRO773, PRO860, PRO871, PRO872, PRO813, PRO828, PRO1100, PRO1114, PRO115, PRO1126, PRO1133, PRO1154, PRO1185, PRO1194, PRO1287, PRO1291, PRO1293, PRO1310, PRO1312, PRO1335, PRO1339, PRO2155, PRO1356, PRO1385, PRO1412, PRO1487, PRO1758, PRO1779, PRO1785, PRO1889, PRO90318, PRO3434, PRO3579, PRO4322, PRO4343, PRO4347, PRO4403, PRO4976, PRO260, PRO6014, PRO6027, PRO6181, PRO6714, PRO9922, PRO7179, PRO7476, PRO9824, PRO19814, PRO19836, PRO20088, PRO70789, PRO50298, PRO51592, PRO1757, PRO4421, PRO9903, PRO1106, PRO1411, PRO1486, PRO1565, PRO4399 or PRO4404 genes. Such in vivo studies and characterizations may provide valuable identification and discovery of therapeutics and/or treatments useful in the prevention, amelioration or correction of diseases or dysfunctions associated with gene disruptions such as neurological disorders; cardiovascular, endothelial or angiogenic disorders; eye abnormalities; immunological disorders; oncological disorders; bone metabolic abnormalities or disorders; lipid metabolic disorders; or developmental abnormalities.04-28-2011
20110177080NOVEL P2X7 EPITOPES - The invention relates to purinergic (P2X) receptors, more specifically to P2X7 receptors, the generation of antibodies and the use of antibodies and immunogens that are capable of selectively binding to a non ATP-binding P2X7 receptor but not to an ATP-binding P2X7 receptor, for the detection and treatment of disease conditions, especially cancer.07-21-2011
20100166759Metallothionein-Derived Peptide Fragments - The present invention relates to neural cell survival, differentiation and proliferation promoting peptide fragments derived from metallothioneins (MT), pharmaceutical compositions comprising said peptide fragments and uses thereof for treatment of diseases and conditions where the effects of stimulating neural cell proliferation, differentiation and/or survival, and/or stimulating neural plasticity associated with learning and memory are beneficial for treatment.07-01-2010
20100196377METHODS OF TREATING, DIAGNOSING OR DETECTING CANCER - The invention provides, inter alia, methods for treating cancer, compositions for treating cancer, and methods and compositions for diagnosing and/or detecting cancer. In particular, the present invention provides compositions and methods for treating, diagnosing and detecting cancers associated with LIV-1 overexpression.08-05-2010
20100196380Babesia Subtilisin - Provided is an isolated and purified protein produced by a naturally occurring 08-05-2010
20100196382Nontypeable Haemophilus Influenzae Virulence Factors - The invention relates to a mutation within the sap operon of an avirulent clone of a nontypeable strain of 08-05-2010
20100196384ANTI-HISTONE H1 MONOCLONAL ANTIBODY AND HYBRIDOMA FOR THE PRODUCTION THEREOF - The present invention discloses anti-histone H1 monoclonal antibodies, hybridomas for the production thereof, and polypeptides, which are useful for suppressing, predicting, or diagnosing transplant rejection in organ transplantation.08-05-2010
20100196378Removal promoters and inhibitor for apoptosis cells in vivo - The present invention is to provide a removal promoter for apoptotic cells which is capable of immediately removing apoptotic cells in vivo by macrophages, or a removal inhibitor which inhibits the removal of apoptotic cells in vivo by macrophages. A removal promoter for apoptotic cells in vivo containing the milk fat globule-EGF factor 8-L (MFG-E8-L), MFG-E8-L mutant having removal promotion action for apoptotic cells in vivo by macrophages, or preferably a recombinant human or mouse MFG-E8-L, or a recombinant human or mouse MFG-E8-L mutant as an active ingredient is prepared. Such removal promoters specifically bind to apoptotic cells and promote the phagocytosis of apoptotic cells by macrophages by recognizing aminophospholipids such as phosphatidylserine exposed on apoptotic cell surface. On the other hand, a point mutation (D89E) MFG-E8-L mutant is used as a removal inhibitor.08-05-2010
20120207758CD22 Exon 12 Deletion Mutants - Provided herein are CD22ΔE12 polynucleotides and polypeptides, as well as diagnostic compositions and methods for identifying patients suffering from B-cell disorders such as leukemias, and particularly for identifying aggressive disease. Use of the disclosed association of specific CD22ΔE12 gene and polypeptide mutants with specific disease and prognosis also provides new targeted therapies for the associated disorders.08-16-2012
20100196381P. ARIASI POLYPEPTIDES, P. PERNICIOSUS POLYPEPTIDES AND METHODS OF USE - Substantially purified salivary 08-05-2010
20110262446USE OF IGF-II/IGF-IIE BINDING PROTEINS FOR THE TREATMENT AND PREVENTION OF SYSTEMIC SCLEROSIS ASSOCIATED PULMONARY FIBROSIS - Methods of using proteins that bind to IGF-II and/or IGF-IIE for the treatment or prevention of systemic sclerosis-associated pulmonary fibrosis are described.10-27-2011
20090175877METHODS OF INHIBITING METASTASIS - Methods of inhibiting metastasis or maintenance of various cancers are provided. In particular, the method makes use of fact that certain trafficking of cancers depend upon identified proteins, which serve as markers. Additional methods of screening are also provided.07-09-2009
20090175876METHODS OF USING PHHLA2 TO CO-STIMULATE T-CELLS - The invention provides pHHLA2 co-receptor polypeptides and functional fragments, antibodies to same, isolated polynucleotides encoding same, vectors containing the polynucleotides, cells containing the vectors. Methods of making and using these co-stimulatory pHHLA2 co-receptors molecules are also disclosed.07-09-2009
20090175875Molecules and Methods for Modulating Complement Component - Compositions that bind to C3b epitopes and methods of using the compositions are described herein.07-09-2009
20090175872Treatment of Conditions Involving Demyelination - The invention provides methods of treating diseases, disorders or injuries involving demyelination and dysmyelination, including multiple sclerosis, by the administration of an Sp35 antagonist. Additional methods include methods for inhibiting the binding of the Sp35 polypeptide with the ErbB2 polypeptide and a method for increasing ErbB2 phosphorylation by contacting oligodendrocytes with an effective amount of a composition comprising an Sp35 antagonist of the invention. Further embodiments of the invention include methods of inhibiting the binding of the Sp35 polypeptide with the ErbB2, increasing ErbB2 phosphorylation and promoting oligodendrocyte differentiation comprising contacting oligodendrocyte or oligodendrcoyte progenitor cells with an ErbB2 binding agent.07-09-2009
20090175871METHOD FOR DEMONSTRATING PRESENCE OR ABSENCE OF MARKERS ASSOCIATED WITH THE PRESENCE AND/OR THE CHEMOSENSITIVITY OF TUMORS - A method for detecting presence or absence of a tumor in a mammal and/or its sensitivity to chemotherapies, including, on a biological sample from said mammal, detecting and/or quantifying: presence of an eEF1A1 protein, and/or presence of antibodies directed against an eEF1A1 protein or a fragment including at least one epitope of eEF1a1 protein, and/or presence of a MARK3 protein, and/or presence of antibodies directed against a MARK3 protein or a fragment comprising at least one epitope of the MARK3 protein.07-09-2009
20110189187Novel immunogenic compositions for the prevention and treatment of meningococcal disease - The present invention relates to 08-04-2011
20110135649Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor C (VEGF-C) Protein and Gene, Mutants Thereof, and Uses Thereof - Provided are purified and isolated VEGF-C polypeptides capable of binding to at least one of KDR receptor tyrosine kinase (VEGFR-2) and Flt4 receptor tyrosine kinase (VEGFR-3); analogs of such peptides that have VEGF-C-like or VEGF-like biological activities or that are VEGF or VEGF-C inhibitors; polynucleotides encoding the polypeptides; vectors and host cells that embody the polynucleotides; pharmaceutical compositions and diagnostic reagents comprising the polypeptides; and methods of making and using the polypeptides. Methods of inhibiting endothelial cell proliferation are also provided.06-09-2011
20110262445ANTI-IL-12/IL-23 ANTIBODIES - The present invention provides an antibody comprising an antigen binding domain which binds to human IL-12 and human IL-23. The antibody binds human IL-12p40 existing as a monomer (human IL-12p40) and as a homodimer (human IL-12p80) and the antibody inhibits the binding of human IL-12 to human IL-12R β2 and human IL-23 to human IL-23R but does not inhibit the binding of human IL-12 or human IL-23 or human IL-12p40 or human IL-12p80 to human IL-12Rβ1.10-27-2011
20110165165MAMMALIAN GENES; RELATED REAGENTS AND METHODS - Nucleic acids encoding mammalian, e.g., primate or rodent, genes, purified proteins and fragments thereof. Antibodies, both polyclonal and monoclonal, are also provided. Methods of using the compositions for both diagnostic and therapeutic utilities are provided.07-07-2011
20110189188NOVEL GP96 DERIVED PEPTIDES - Provided is a gp96-derived peptides or homologs or derivatives thereof, pharmaceutical composition including them, a use thereof for therapy and for the manufacture of a medicament, a method of treating a wide range of conditions, disorders and diseases therewith, nucleotide sequences encoding them, antibodies directed to epitopes thereof and fusion proteins including them.08-04-2011
20100028355HIMF AND BTK IN PULMONARY, CARDIAC AND INFLAMMATION DISORDERS - Hypoxia induced mitogenic factor (HIMF) is a member of the “found in inflammatory zone” (FIZZ)/resistin family of proteins and has potent mitogenic, angiogenic, and vasoconstrictive effects in the lung vasculature. The receptor/binding partners for this family of proteins have been largely unknown. We identified Bruton's tyrosine kinase (BTK) as a functional HIMF binding partner through GST-HIMF pull-downs and mass spectrometry. Using primary cultured HIMF-stimulated murine bone marrow cells, we demonstrated that BTK was recruited to the leading edge of the cells. We also demonstrated that BTK and the closely related tyrosine kinase Fyn, colocalized at the growth cone process in these cells. HIMF stimulation induced BTK autophosphorylation, which peaked at 2.5 minutes. A transwell migration assay showed that treatment with recombinant murine HIMF induced migration of primary cultured bone marrow cells, which was completely blocked by the BTK inhibitor, LFM-A13. In vivo studies, using the rat hindlimb ischemia model, revealed that HIMF can stimulate angiogenesis in the hypoxic tissue probably through inducing the migration of endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) to areas of active angiogenesis. Our results indicate that HIMF may acts as a chemotactic molecule in stimulating the migration of leukocytes/EPCs from bone marrow to targeted tissues through activation of the BTK pathway.02-04-2010
20100028354COMPOSITIONS 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.02-04-2010
20100028353ANTI-AMYLOID IMMUNOGENIC COMPOSITIONS, METHODS AND USES - Polypeptide based on a tandem array of repeats of the N-terminal 7 amino acids of Aβ42, preferably positioned within the active loop site of a carrier such as bacterial thioredoxin (Trx) are useful for treating and/or preventing Alzheimer's disease. Antibodies raised against these recombinant constructs were found to have a very strong affinity for Aβ42.02-04-2010
20100028352COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS COMPRISING GLYCYL-tRNA SYNTHETASES HAVING NON-CANONICAL BIOLOGICAL ACTIVITIES - Isolated glycyl-tRNA synthetase polypeptides and polynucleotides having non-canonical biological activities are provided, as well as compositions and methods related thereto.02-04-2010
20100028351ANTI-AMYLOID ANTIBODIES, COMPOSITIONS, METHODS AND USES - The present invention relates to at least one novel anti-amyloid antibody, including isolated nucleic acids that encode at least one anti-amyloid antibody, amyloid, vectors, host cells, transgenic animals or plants, and methods of making and using thereof, including therapeutic compositions, methods and devices.02-04-2010
20100028350PREVENTING IL-2 MEDIATED INFLAMMATION IN EPITHELIAL CELLS - The present invention provides new methods for treating, minimizing and/or preventing inflammatory injury involving IL-2 activity on epithelial cells expressing IL-2 receptors. Methods for reducing or preventing inflammatory injury in a tissue/organ comprise inhibiting IL-2 receptor activity in cells of the tissue/organ.02-04-2010
20120064079Compositions and Methods for Preventing Erythropoietin-Associated Hypertension - The inventors have discovered that both soluble erythropoietin-binding protein and antibodies against the erythropoietin-binding protein, when they are administered to a mammal along with erythropoietin (Epo), prevent or reduce the blood pressure increase normally caused by erythropoietin, while not affecting the hematocrit increase that is the purpose of Epo treatment. The invention provides a method of treating anemia in a mammal involving: administering erythropoietin (Epo) to the mammal; and administering to the mammal an agent selected from a soluble Epo-binding protein (Epo-bp), a recognition protein that binds Epo receptor on an extracellular soluble portion of the Epo receptor, and a combination thereof. The invention also provides a method of reducing hypertension in a mammal receiving Epo, and pharmaceutical compositions containing a soluble Epo-bp and/or a recognition protein that binds Epo receptor on an extracellular soluble portion of the Epo receptor.03-15-2012
20120308573Anti-IL-23 Antibodies, Compositions, Methods and Uses - An anti-IL-23 antibody, including isolated nucleic acids that encode at least one anti-IL-23 antibody, vectors, host cells, transgenic animals or plants, and methods of making and using thereof have applications in diagnostic and/or therapeutic compositions, methods and devices.12-06-2012
20120308571ANTI-PODOPLANIN ANTIBODY, AND PHARMACEUTICAL COMPOSITION CONTAINING ANTI-PODOPLANIN ANTIBODY - Disclosed are: an anti-podoplanin antibody which has a high binding activity and a high effector activity and has low antigenicity in humans or mice; and others. Specifically disclosed are: a chimeric antibody comprising an anti-podoplanin antibody for which an epitope is a polypeptide comprising the amino acid sequence set forth in SEQ ID NO:1 (excluding rat NZ-1 antibody having a heavy chain comprising the amino acid sequence set forth in SEQ ID NO:2 and a light chain comprising the amino acid sequence set forth in SEQ ID NO:3), and a heavy chain complementarity determining region and a light chain complementary determining region of the anti-podoplanin antibody; and others.12-06-2012
20100021463Antibodies to ip-10 for treating bone diseases with bone destruction - The present invention is directed to providing the IP-10 protein (interferon-γ-inducible protein 10) as a novel therapeutic target relating to the etiology of bone diseases with bone destruction associated with RNAKL expression and osteoclast formation. More specifically, the present invention relates to (i) a pharmaceutical composition for preventing or treating a disease or disorder associated with the expression of RANKL (receptor activator of NF-κB ligand), (ii) a method for inhibiting the expression of RANKL and (iii) a method for screening an antibody drug candidate to inhibit the expression of RANKL.01-28-2010
20100021469FUNCTIONAL ROLE OF ADRENOMEDULLIN (AM) AND THE GENE RELATED PRODUCT (PAMP) IN HUMAN PATHOLOGY AND PHYSIOLOGY - The methods of the present invention demonstrate that adrenomedullin (AM) is expressed in human cancer cell lines of diverse origin and functions as a universal autocrine growth factor driving neoplastic proliferation. The present invention provides for AM peptides and AM antibodies useful in therapeutic, pharmacologic and physiologic compositions. The present invention additionally provides for methods of diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disease utilizing compositions comprising the AM peptides and antibodies of the present invention. The methods of the present invention also provide for experimental models for use in identifying the role of AM in pancreatic physiology. The methods pertaining to rat isolated islets have show that AM inhibits insulin secretion in a dose-dependent manner. The monoclonal antibody MoAb-G6, which neutralizes AM bioactivity, was show by the methods of the present invention to increase insulin release fivefold, an effect that was reversed by the addition of synthetic AM.01-28-2010
20100021464METHODS OF WOUND CARE AND TREATMENT - Provided are electrokinetically-altered fluids (e.g., gas-enriched electrokinetic fluids) comprising an ionic aqueous solution of charge-stabilized oxygen-containing nanostructures in an amount sufficient to provide modulation of at least one of cellular membrane potential and cellular membrane conductivity, and therapeutic compositions and methods for use in treating a wound to a surface tissue or a symptom thereof. The electrokinetically-altered fluids or therapeutic compositions and methods include electrokinetically-altered ionic aqueous fluids optionally in combination with other therapeutic agents. Particular aspects provide for regulating or modulating intracellular signal transduction associated with said inflammatory responses by modulation of at least one of cellular membranes, membrane potential, membrane proteins such as membrane receptors, including but not limited to G-Protein Coupled Receptors (GPCR), and intercellular junctions (e.g., tight junctions, gap junctions, zona adherins and desmasomes). Other embodiments include particular routes of administration or formulations for the electrokinetically-altered fluids (e.g., electrokinetically-altered gas-enriched fluids and solutions) and therapeutic compositions.01-28-2010
20100021467METHOD OF DETECTING A CANCER CELL BY ABERRANT EXPRESSION OF A HUMAN K+ ION CHANNEL - The present invention relates to a novel human K01-28-2010
20090311261Compositions and methods for the diagnosis and treatment of inflammatory bowel disorders - The present invention is directed to compositions of matter useful for the diagnosis and treatment of inflammatory bowel diseases in mammals and to methods of using those compositions of matter for the same.12-17-2009
20090202550MONOCLONAL ANTIBODIES AND IMMUNODETECTION ASSAY SPECIFIC FOR THE CHEMOTACTIC EPITOPE OF THE UROKINASE-TYPE PLASMINOGEN ACTIVATOR RECEPTOR - The present invention describes monoclonal antibodies specific for the chemotactic epitope of the uPAR. In particular, the invention comprises monoclonal antibodies against uPAR fragments specifically recognizing in whole or in part the chemotactic sequence of uPAR connecting domain 1 to domain 2.08-13-2009
20090098129Member of the TNF Ligand Family - The invention provides an isolated protein which is a member of the TNF ligand superfamily and comprising: i) a polypeptide having the amino acid sequence of figure (04-16-2009
20090186030ANTIBODIES THAT BIND BOTH BCMA AND TACI - Molecules that interfere with the binding of a tumor necrosis factor receptor with its ligand, such as a soluble receptor or an anti-receptor antibody, have proven usefulness in both basic research and as therapeutics. The present invention provides antibodies that bind two tumor necrosis factor receptor family members: the transmembrane activator and calcium modulator and cyclophilin ligand-interactor (TACI) receptor, and the B-cell maturation (BCMA) receptor.07-23-2009
20110008355ANTI-FLT3 ANTIBODIES - The present invention provides fully human antibodies that specifically bind to human FLT3 within extracellular domains 4 or 5 with high affinity. The invention further provides methods of treating leukemia by administering an effective amount of an antibody either alone or in combination with an anti-cancer agent or treatment including methotrexate.01-13-2011
20090087435Isolated Chimeric Proteins Of Modified Lumazine Synthase - isolated chimeric proteins including up to ten copies of peptides, polypeptides or protein domains inserted in the amino termini of the 04-02-2009
20090074776Human FGF-21 gene and gene expression products - This invention relates to human fibroblast growth factor (hF-GF-21), and to variants thereof and to polynucleotides encoding FGF-21. The invention also relates to diagnostic and therapeutic agents related to the polynucleotides and proteins, including probes and antibodies, and to methods of treating liver disease such as cirrhosis and cancer, methods of treating conditions related to thymic function, and methods of treating conditions of the testis. The invention also relates to mouse fibroblast growth factor (mFGF-21), and to variants thereof and polynucleotides encoding mFGF-21.03-19-2009
20090092616ZNF206: A Novel Regulator of Embryonic Stem Cell Self-renewal and Pluripotency - We have identified ZNF206, a novel repressor of human embryonic stem cell (hESC) differentiation. Repressing extra-embryonic endoderm development preserves the pluripotent state of human embryonic stem cells, and, conversely downregulating expression of ZNF206 in hESCs causes them to upregulate the expression of genes associated with the extra-embryonic endodermal lineage, down-regulate genes associated with the pluripotent state, and may lead to the further emergence of genes associated with even more differentiated lineages and phenotypes.04-09-2009
20090022723ANTI-IL-TIF ANTIBODIES AND METHODS OF USING IN INFLAMMATION - The present invention relates to blocking the activity of IL-TIF polypeptide molecules. IL-TIF is a cytokine involved in inflammatory processes and human disease. The present invention includes anti-IL-TIF antibodies and binding partners, as well as methods for antagonizing IL-TIF using such antibodies and binding partners in IL-TIF-related human inflammatory diseases, amongst other uses disclosed.01-22-2009
20110117100COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR DIAGNOSIS, STRATIFICATION AND TREATMENT OF AMYLOIDOGENIC DISEASES - Natural human autoantibodies against toxic assemblies of Aβ and related peptide species offer a unique immune repertoire. Based on this repertoire, the present invention provides compositions and methods for diagnosis as well as for prophylactic and therapeutic treatment of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's disease that are characterized by accumulation of beta-amyloid deposits. The same human autoantibodies may be useful for prophylactic and therapeutic treatment of other neurodegenerative disorders and systemic pathological conditions that are due to or are associated with toxic assemblies of other amyloidogenic peptides or proteins.05-19-2011
20090175870YKL-40 MONOCLONAL AUTHORITY - The present invention relates to monoclonal anti-human YKL-antibodies which are capable to modulate biological processes in which YKL-40 plays a prominent role, e.g. inhibit the growth and/or inducing apoptosis of cells, in particular cancer cells. The invention also relates to pharmaceutical compositions comprising said antibodies and uses said antibodies and/or pharmaceutical compositions for treatment of a disease wherein inhibition of cell growth, cell differentiation, remodelling of extracellular matrix, metastasis and/or induction of cell death due to apoptosis is a prerequisite for successful curing. An antibody of the invention is capable of inhibiting biological function of YKL-40 in the above mentioned processes by binding to a specific epitope on YKL-40.07-09-2009
20090117120Transgenic animal model for alzheimer's disease - Provided is a novel APP (amyloid precursor protein) transgenic non-human animal modeling in vivo the pathophysiological effects and effects on cognitive behavior of early intraneuronal and extracellular brain parenchymal amyloid-β (Aβ) deposition and cerebral amyloid angiopathy associated with brain microhemorrhages and reduced vasoreactivity and blood flow. Furthermore, methods of screening for therapeutic or diagnostic agents useful in the treatment or diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease, in particular for improving blood flow to the brain are provided as well as the corresponding therapeutic methods.05-07-2009
20090142348Novel Gene Disruptions, Compositions and Methods Relating Thereto - The present invention relates to transgenic animals, as well as compositions and methods relating to the characterization of gene function. Specifically, the present invention provides transgenic mice comprising disruptions in PRO844, PRO1131 or PRO5992 genes. Such in vivo studies and characterizations may provide valuable identification and discovery of therapeutics and/or treatments useful in the prevention, amelioration or correction of diseases or dysfunctions associated with gene disruptions such as neurological disorders; cardiovascular, endothelial or angiogenic disorders; eye abnormalities; immunological disorders; oncological disorders; bone metabolic abnormalities or disorders; lipid metabolic disorders; or developmental abnormalities.06-04-2009
20090004195SOMATOSTATIN RECEPTOR ANTAGONISTS AND GLUCOSE CONTROL OR HYPOGLYCEMIA - The present disclosure provides methods and uses for controlling tight blood glucose levels in a subject comprising administering an effective amount of a somatostatin inhibitor. The present disclosure provides methods and uses for treating or preventing hypoglycemia in a subject comprising administering an effective amount of a somatostatin inhibitor.01-01-2009
20080299126Anti-Myostatin Antibodies - A neutralizing epitope is identified within amino acids 40-64 of the mature form of human myostatin. Antibodies that bind this epitope with high affinity preferentially bind GDF-8 over GDF-11 and may be chimeric, humanized or fully human antibodies, immunoconjugates of the antibodies or antigen-binding fragments thereof. The antibodies of the invention are useful for increasing muscle mass, increasing bone density, or for the treatment of various disorders in mammalian and avian species.12-04-2008
20110064741STABLE AMYLOID BETA MONOMERS AND OLIGOMERS - The invention provides monomeric and oligomeric amyloid beta peptide isomers that are resistant towards fibrillogenesis and their use as screening reagents or antigens in methods and pharmaceutical preparations for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease and other conditions related to protein misfolding. The alanines at positions 21 and 30, in wild type amyloid beta peptide amino acid sequence, are according to the invention replaced by cysteins, which results in an intra molecular disulphide bond. The invention further provides transgenic animals expressing modified amyloid precursor proteins or amyloid beta peptides.03-17-2011
20110305704ANTIBODY TO CYTOLETHAL DISTENDING TOXIN OF CAMPYLOBACTER JEJUNI - Methods for preventing IBS, reducing the likelihood of developing IBS and/or treating IBS by administering COT inhibitors and/or COT neutralizers to a subject in need thereof are described. Methods of eliciting a specific immune response and methods of vaccinating a subject to prevent IBS or to reduce the likelihood of developing or having IBS are also provided. Methods of diagnosing IBS by detecting the presence or absence of COT or a COT marker in a subject are described.12-15-2011
20110305702EPITOPES - Compositions and methods relating to epitopes of sclerostin protein, and sclerostin binding agents, such as antibodies capable of binding to sclerostin, are provided.12-15-2011
20110305703ISOLATED VEGF-C AND VEGF-D PEPTIDES AND USES THEREOF - The invention relates to an isolated peptide, comprising residues 147 to 151 of SEQ ID NO: 1, or a modification thereof, and antibodies thereto and uses thereof, wherein the peptide comprises 100 or fewer amino acids.12-15-2011
20090087437METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS RELATING TO THE REGULATION OF APOPTOSIS BY MUC1 AND BH3-CONTAINING PROAPOPTOTIC PROTEINS - This invention relates to regulation of cell signaling, cell growth, and more particularly to the regulation of cancer or immune cell growth. The invention provides methods of inhibiting interactions between MUC1 and BH3-containing proapoptotic proteins, methods of inhibiting MUC1 expression, and methods of promoting apoptosis. Also provided are screening methods for compounds that inhibit interactions between MUC1 and BH3-containing proapoptotic proteins and pharmaceutical compositions of the same.04-02-2009
20110070235COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR THE THERAPY AND DIAGNOSIS OF INFLUENZA - The present invention provides compositions, vaccines, and methods for diagnosing, treating, and preventing influenza infection using a combination of antibodies raised against the influenza hemagglutinin and the matrix 2 ectodomain polypeptides.03-24-2011
20120148592NEUTRALIZING ANTI-CCL20 ANTIBODIES - The present invention relates to novel humanized, chimeric and murine antibodies that have binding specificity for the human CC chemokine ligand 20 (CCL20). The present invention further relates to heavy chains and light chains of said antibodies. The invention also relates to isolated nucleic acids, recombinant vectors and host cells that comprise a sequence which encodes a heavy chain and/or a light chain of said antibodies, and to a method of preparing said antibodies. The anti-CCL20 antibodies of the invention can be used in therapeutic applications to treat, for example, inflammatory and autoimmune disorders and cancer.06-14-2012
20120148591Antibodies That Bind Amyloid Oligomers - Embodiments of the invention are directed to compositions and methods related to immunogenic compositions comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO:1 and amyloid oligomer specific antibodies that specifically bind an oligomer comprising such a peptide.06-14-2012
20090074777WNT PROTEINS AND DETECTION AND TREATMENT OF CANCER - The present specification provides, inter alia, methods of using Wnt and FZD proteins, genes, FZD and Wnt-specific antibodies and probes in diagnosis and treatment of cancer and for screening test compounds for an ability to treat cancer. Also disclosed are compounds useful for treating cancer such as liver cancer.03-19-2009
20090162371Anti-IL-23 Antibodies, Compositions, Methods and Uses - An anti-IL-23p19 antibody, including isolated nucleic acids that encode at least one anti-IL-23p19 antibody, vectors, host cells, transgenic animals or plants, and methods of making and using thereof have applications in diagnostic and/or therapeutic compositions, methods and devices.06-25-2009
20090104202CD44 polypeptides, polynucleotides encoding same, antibodies directed thereagainst and method of using same for diagnosing and treating inflammatory diseases - An isolated polypeptide is provided. The isolated polypeptide comprising an antigen recognition domain capable of specifically binding a CD44 polypeptide as set forth in SEQ ID NO: 2 and incapable of binding a CD44 polypeptide selected from the group consisting of: SEQ ID NO: 4 or 6.04-23-2009
20110044988METHODS OF TREATMENT USING ANTI-MIF ANTIBODIES - Disclosed herein, in certain embodiments, is a method for treating an inflammatory disorder. In some embodiments, the method comprises administering an active agent that inhibits (i) MIF binding to CXCR2 and CXCR4 and/or (ii) MIF-activation of CXCR2 and CXCR4; (iii) the ability of MIF to form a homomultimer; or a combination thereof.02-24-2011
20090280124Methods for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Preeclampsia - Provided by the present invention are methods for treating and diagnosing preeclampsia, as well as kits for use in diagnosing patients with a higher risk of preeclampsia.11-12-2009
20090148453Monoclonal antibodies against HMGB1 - In various embodiments, the present invention is drawn to antibodies or antigen-binding fragments thereof that bind to a vertebrate high mobility group box (HMGB) polypeptide, methods of detecting and/or identifying an agent that binds to an HMGB polypeptide, methods of treating a condition in a subject characterized by activation of an inflammatory cytokine cascade and methods of detecting an HMGB polypeptide in a sample.06-11-2009
20110059092ANTIBODIES SPECIFIC OF THE BETA-AMYLOID PEPTIDES AND THEIR USES AS DIAGNOSTIC AGENTS OR DRUGS - The present invention relates to a monoclonal antibody which specifically binds to the N-terminal region of Aβ03-10-2011
20090136506Conserved Membrane Activator of Calcineurin (CMAC), a Novel Therapeutic Protein and Target - The invention discloses the first known function and biological activity of the hypothetical protein MGC14327, now designated cMAC, which is herein identified as an important controller of T-cell activation. It is contemplated herein that cMAC is a suitable drug target for the development of new therapeutics to treat cMAC-associated disorders. The invention relates to methods to treat said pathological conditions and to pharmaceutical compositions therefore. The pharmaceutical compositions comprise modulators with inhibitory or agonist effect on cMAC protein activity and/or cMAC gene expression. The invention also relates to methods to identify compounds with therapeutic usefulness to treat said pathological conditions, comprising identifying compounds that can inhibit or agonize cMAC protein activity and/or cMAC gene expression.05-28-2009
20120039892A34 AND A33-LIKE 3 DNA PROTEIN, ANTIBODIES THERETO AND METHODS OF TREATMENT USING SAME - Polynucleotide molecules and polypeptide molecules A34 and A33-like 3 are described, as well as antibodies to polypeptide molecules A34 and A33-like 3. Also described are methods of detecting cancers expressing these polypeptides, and methods and kits for diagnosing said cancers, and methods of inhibiting effects of a cancer in a patient.02-16-2012
20090324602ANTI-FN14 ANTIBODIES AND USES THEREOF - Antibodies and antibody fragments that bind to the receptor Fn14 and induce or enhance cell killing of Fn14-expressing cancer cells are disclosed. Also disclosed are methods of using the antibodies and antibody fragments to induce death of a tumor cell and treat disorders and in a subject.12-31-2009
20090017031METHODS FOR PREVENTING AND TREATING TISSUE DAMAGE ASSOCIATED WITH ISCHEMIA-REPERFUSION INJURY - A method for preventing or treating tissue damage associated with ischemia-reperfusion injury and thoraco-abdominal aortic aneurysm (TAAA) repair by administering a tissue damage preventing or treating amount of a complement inhibitor to a patient likely to suffer from or suffering from tissue damage associated with ischemia-reperfusion injury or TAAA repair. The complement inhibitors are preferably antibodies that bind to and inhibit complement proteins involved in the formation of the membrane attach complex, preferably antibodies that inhibit MBL, MASP1, MASP2, and MASP3 in the lectin pathway. The complement inhibitors can be used alone or in combination to decrease the morbidity and mortality caused by tissue damage associated with ischemia-reperfusion injury or TAAA repair.01-15-2009
20120148594MIMOTOPES OF HIV AND USES THEREOF - The invention provides methods, compositions and kits for treating and or preventing diseases having immunological components associated with their etiology and/or progression (e.g., an HIV infection). A mimotope that mimics an epitope of an antigen may be administered to an individual to induce or enhance an immune response for the treatment of a disease. 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 a mimotope may be administered to an individual to treat or prevent a disease. Antibodies directed to 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). In another embodiment, the invention provides compositions and methods for isolating an epitope specific B cell.06-14-2012
20090181027Anti-IL-12/23p40 Antibodies, Epitopes, Formulations, Compositions, Methods and Uses - An anti-IL-12/23p40 antibody that binds to a portion of the IL-12 or IL-23 protein corresponding to the p40 subunit of IL-12 or IL-23, including compositions, formulations, and methods of administration have applications in diagnostic and/or therapeutic uses and devices.07-16-2009
20080219988COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR THE THERAPY AND DIAGNOSIS OF PROSTATE CANCER - Compositions and methods for the therapy and diagnosis of cancer, particularly prostate cancer, are disclosed. Illustrative compositions comprise one or more prostate-specific polypeptides, immunogenic portions thereof, polynucleotides that encode such polypeptides, antigen presenting cell that expresses such polypeptides, and T cells that are specific for cells expressing such polypeptides. The disclosed compositions are useful, for example, in the diagnosis, prevention and/or treatment of diseases, particularly prostate cancer.09-11-2008
20080219983Antagonists of Factor VIII Interaction with Low-Density Lipoprotein Receptor Related Protein - The present invention concerns the use of peptides derived from and antibodies generated against Factor VIII and the inhibition of Factor VIII interaction with LRP. Furthermore, the present invention concerns a method to inhibit LRP interaction with Factor VIII as well as a method to decrease Factor VIII degradation and/or prolong Factor VIII half-life in a biological fluid and/or a method to treat patients suffering from a blood coagulation disorder, especially Haemophilia A. The present invention also concerns a pharmaceutical composition useful for the decrease of Factor VIII degradation in a biological fluid, the inhibition of Factor VIII interaction with LRP, and/or the prolongation of Factor VIII half-life in a biological fluid for treatment of a blood coagulation disorder, especially Haemophilia A.09-11-2008
20110064742Somatostatin Receptor Antagonists and Glucose Control or Hypoglycemia - The present disclosure provides methods and uses for controlling tight blood glucose levels in a subject comprising administering an effective amount of a somatostatin inhibitor. The present disclosure provides methods and uses for treating or preventing hypoglycemia in a subject comprising administering an effective amount of a somatostatin inhibitor.03-17-2011
20110064740ANTIGEN BINDING PROTEINS - The present invention relates to methods of treating diseases or disorders affecting the eye or optic nerve characterised by elevated β-amyloid levels or β-amyloid deposits, particularly age related macular degeneration and glaucoma type diseases and β-amyloid dependent cataract formation, with antigen binding proteins that bind β-amyloid peptide and in particular human β-amyloid peptide.03-17-2011
20120156211PORPHYROMONAS GINGIVALIS POLYPEPTIDES - Provided herein are compositions and methods for eliciting an immune response against 06-21-2012
20110171225Novel Plasmodium Falciparum Gene Encoding Signal Peptide Peptidase and Method of Using Inhibitors Thereof for Inhibiting Malarial Infection - This invention provides reagents, methods and pharmaceutical compositions for treating and preventing malaria. Specifically, the invention provides methods for inhibiting a 07-14-2011
20110318354CYTOKINE 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.12-29-2011
20120301476PHARMACEUTICAL COMPOSITION FOR TREATING AND/OR PREVENTING CANCER - According to the present invention, a cancer antigen protein to be specifically expressed on the surfaces of cancer cells is identified and thus the use of an antibody targeting the cancer antigen protein as an agent for treating and/or preventing a cancer is provided. Specifically, the present invention provides a pharmaceutical composition for treating and/or preventing a cancer, which comprises an antibody or a fragment thereof as an active ingredient having immunological reactivity to a partial polypeptide of CAPRIN-1, which is represented by any of even-numbered sequences of SEQ ID NOS: 2 to 30, wherein the polypeptide has the amino acid sequence represented by SEQ ID NO: 37 or an amino acid sequence having 80% or more sequence identity with the amino acid sequence.11-29-2012
20120301475NOVEL HEPARANASE SPLICE VARIANT - The present invention, in at least some aspects, is of splice variants of heparanase, as well as diagnostic kits and methods of use, and therapeutic agents and methods of use based thereon, and antibodies specifically binding thereof.11-29-2012
20120301474COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR IMMUNIZATION AGAINST DRUG RESISTANT ACINETOBACTER BAUMANNII - The present invention provides vaccine compositions comprising OmpA, or antigenic fragments thereof, and related methods of active immunization against 11-29-2012
20110318356Antibodies Against Tissue Factor Pathway Inhibitor - The invention relates to antibodies that specifically bind to tissue factor pathway inhibitor (TFPI) and that reduce the clotting time of blood. Such antibodies have utility in the treatment of subjects with a coagulopathy.12-29-2011
20110318355MUTANT PROTEINS OF THE F PROTEIN OF PIV-5 AND PIV-2 - The present application concerns mutant proteins of the fusion protein (F protein) of the parainfluenza virus (PIV) which are currently indexed as type 5 PIV (PIV-5 or PIV5) and type 2 PIV (PIV-2 or PIV2). The present application concerns products deriving therefrom, such as: nucleic acids, vectors, cells, fusion inhibitors of the antibody, aptamer, interfering RNA type; myelomas, hybridomas; stem and progenitor cells. The present application also concerns mutant proteins and products derived therefrom for use in medical and biotechnological applications.12-29-2011
20110318352COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR THE TREATMENT OF VIRAL INFECTIONS - The invention provides compositions, kits and methods utilizing polypeptides having a viral alpha-helix heptad repeat domain in a stabilized a-helical structure (herein also referred to as SAH). The compositions are useful for treating and/or preventing viral infections. The invention is based, at least in part, on the result provided herein demonstrating that viral hydrocarbon stapled alpha helical peptides display excellent proteolytic, acid, and thermal stability, restore the native alpha-helical structure of the peptide, are highly effective in interfering with the viral fusogenic process, and possess superior pharmacokinetic properties compared to the corresponding unmodified peptides.12-29-2011
20120301473ANTIBODIES SELECTIVE FOR PATHOLOGICAL TAU DIMERS AND PREFIBRILLAR PATHOLOGICAL TAU OLIGOMERS AND THEIR USES IN TREATMENT, DIAGNOSIS AND MONITORING OF TAUOPATHIES - Antibodies selective for pathological tau dimers and/or prefibrillar pathological tau oligomers, immunogenic peptides and epitopes of these antibodies, hydridomas producing these antibodies, uses of these antibodies, immunogenic peptides and epitopes in preparation of pharmaceutical compositions for the treatment of tauopathies, and uses of these antibodies, immunogenic peptides, epitopes and pharmaceutical compositions in the treatment of tauopathies are described. Also described are uses of these antibodies, immunogenic peptides, epitopes in diagnosis and monitoring of tauopathies.11-29-2012
20110318353Humanized IL-25 Antibodies - The present invention relates to target binding members (e.g., antibodies) that bind a specified epitope of human IL-25. The invention also relates to target binding members (e.g., antibodies) that comprise one or more humanized antibody VL domain sequences and bind IL-25. The invention further 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).12-29-2011
20120308570METHODS FOR TREATING DISEASES - The present invention relates to methods of modulating the level of inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS) in a cell which comprises administering to the cell a compound which modulates binding of SPRY domain-containing SOCS box protein (SSB) to iNOS, and/or a compound which modulates SSB activity in the cell. Further provided are methods of treating or preventing disease in a subject by modulating the level of iNOS in a cell, as well as compounds which modulate binding of SSB to iNOS and compounds which modulate SSB activity.12-06-2012
20130011403KLEBSIELLA ANTIGENS - The present invention relates to an isolated nucleic acid molecule encoding an antigen, a vector comprising such nucleic acid molecule and a host cell comprising such vector. Furthermore, the invention provides antigens from 01-10-2013
20130011404Methods and Compositions for Regulating Musashi Function - The invention generally features compositions and methods for detecting and regulating cell proliferation, potentiation, and differentiation in a population of cells. In particular, compositions and methods are provided for modulating the activity of Musashi proteins. Diagnostic, screening, and therapeutic methods utilizing compositions of the invention are also provided.01-10-2013
20080248046Death domain containing receptor 5 - The present invention relates to novel Death Domain Containing Receptor-5 (DR5) proteins which are members of the tumor necrosis factor (TNF) receptor family, and have now been shown to bind TRAIL. In particular, isolated nucleic acid molecules are provided encoding the human DR5 proteins. DR5 polypeptides are also provided as are vectors, host cells and recombinant methods for producing the same. The invention further relates to screening methods for identifying antagonists and antagonists of DR5 activity. The invention also relates to the treatment of diseases associated with reduced or increased levels of apoptosis using antibodies specific for DR5, which may be agonists and/or antagonists of DR5 activity.10-09-2008
20120045440METHOD OF TREATING RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS WITH AN ANTI-IL-6R ANTIBODY - The present invention provides methods of preventing or treating rheumatoid arthritis using a fully human antibody or antigen-binding fragment thereof that specifically binds human interleukin-6 receptor (hIL-6R). The methods of the present invention may include administration of a second therapeutic agent, such as one or more of a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), a glucocorticoid, a disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drug (DMARD), or a TNF-alpha antagonist, T-cell blocker, anti-CD20 antibody, an IL-1, JAK or IL-17 antagonist, or any combination thereof.02-23-2012
20120045439TUMOR MARKERS AND METHODS OF USE THEREOF - The invention provides newly identified proteins as markers for the detection of tumors, or as targets for their treatment, particularly of tumors affecting lung, colon, breast, ovary; affinity ligands capable of selectively interacting with the newly identified markers; methods of screening a tissue sample for malignancy, for determining the presence of a tumor in a subject and for screening a test compound as an antitumor candidate; a diagnostic kit.02-23-2012
20120045438ENGINEERED ANTI-IL-13 ANTIBODIES, COMPOSITIONS, METHODS AND USES - The present invention relates to engineered antibodies immuno specific for human interleukin-13 (IL-13) protein or fragment thereof, as well as methods of making and using thereof, including therapeutic indications.02-23-2012
20120064084SIGNAL TRANSDUCTION PROTEIN TAB2 - A novel signal transducer TAB2 which acts as an adapter molecule of TRAF6 and TAK1 and mediates the activation of TAK1 in the signal transduction of IL-1 was isolated. TAB2 induced the activation of NF-κB and JNK by IL-1. The signal transduction by IL-1 was inhibited by inhibiting the signal transduction of TAB2 with the use of a dominant negative mutant of TAB2. A compound inhibiting the signal transduction in TAB2 is useful as an anti-inflammatory drug.03-15-2012
20120064081ANTI-KIR3D ANTIBODIES - The present invention provides antigen-binding proteins capable of binding to KIR3D polypeptides. The antibodies have increased activity in the treatment of disorders characterized by KIR3DL2-expressing cells, particularly CD4+ T cells, including malignancies such as Mycosis Fungoides and Sézary Syndrome.03-15-2012
20120003227METHODS 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.01-05-2012
20120003226METHODS FOR TREATING OR PREVENTING 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, decreased insulin production, hyperglycemia, hypoinsulinemia, metabolic syndrome, Type 1 diabetes and obesity, comprising administering to a subject an effective amount of anti-IL-1β antibody or fragment thereof.01-05-2012
20090311262Method for Diagnosing Cancers Expressing the HER2 Receptor or its Truncated Variants - The present invention relates to a method of diagnosis and therapy of cancers expressing the HER2 receptor.12-17-2009
20110008352Toll-Like Receptor 3 Antagonists - Toll Like Receptor 3 (TLR3) antibody antagonists, polynucleotides encoding TLR3 antibody antagonists or fragments thereof, and methods of making and using the foregoing are disclosed.01-13-2011
20100150930MAGE-11 AS A MARKER FOR ENDOMETRIAL RECEPTIVITY TO EMBRYO TRANSPLANTATION AND A MARKER AND THERAPEUTIC TARGET IN CASTRATION-RECURRENT PROSTATE CANCER - Compositions and methods for determining endometrial receptivity to embryo implantation and for detecting and treating castration-recurrent prostate cancer are provided. The methods comprise measuring the level of melanoma antigen gene protein-11 (MAGE-11, also referred to as MAGE-Al 1) in an endometrial or prostate tissue sample. The level of MAGE-11 protein or mRNA can be correlated to endometrial receptivity to embryo implantation in a female human or nonhuman primate, or to the presence of castration-recurrent prostate cancer in a male patient in need thereof. Methods are described whereby MAGE-11 may serve as a target for vaccine development in the treatment of castration-recurrent prostate cancer. Methods for monitoring endometrial maturation, for diagnosing infertility, and for in vitro fertilization in a female human or nonhuman primate are also provided. Compositions of the invention include antibodies that specifically bind MAGE-11 and oligonucleotide primers useful for detecting MAGE-11 mRNA, as well as kits containing such antibodies or primers.06-17-2010
20090092617Erbb Receptor-Derived Peptide Fragments - The invention relates to new peptide compounds capable of modulating cell proliferation, differentiation, survival and/or motility. The peptide compounds of the invention comprise short peptide fragments of the ErbB receptor and are capable of binding to ErbB and modulating activity of the receptor. The invention also relates to antibodies capable of binding to an epitope comprising a peptide sequence of the invention, pharmaceutical compositions comprising the peptide sequences and/or antibodies and uses thereof for treatment of conditions wherein modulating activity of ErbB is needed.04-09-2009
20120058119HUMAN TUMOR NECROSIS FACTOR TR21 AND METHODS BASED THEREON - The present invention relates to TR21 polypeptides. In particular, isolated nucleic acid molecules are provided encoding human TR21 protein. TR21 polypeptides are also provided as are vectors, host cells and recombinant methods for producing the same. The invention further relates to screening methods for identifying agonists and antagonists of TR21 activity.03-08-2012
20120014961ANTIBODIES THAT INHIBIT TSLP ACTIVITY - The invention is directed to purified and isolated novel TSLP polypeptides, the nucleic acids encoding such polypeptides, processes for production of recombinant forms of such polypeptides, antibodies generated against these polypeptides, fragmented peptides derived from these polypeptides, and the uses of the above.01-19-2012
20120014959WISE/SOST NUCLEIC ACID SEQUENCES AND AMINO ACID SEQUENCES - The present invention relates to nucleic acid sequences and amino acid sequences which influence bone deposition, the Wnt pathway, ocular development, tooth development, and may bind to LRP. The nucleic acid sequence and polypeptides include Wise and Sost as well as a family of molecules which express a cysteine knot polypeptide. Additionally, the present invention relates to various molecular tools derived from the nucleic acids and polypeptides including vectors, transfected host cells, monochronal antibodies, Fab fragments, and methods for impacting the pathways.01-19-2012
20120014960Composition Comprising Antibodies to LINGO or Fragments Thereof - Endogenous LINGO-1 is a negative regulator for neuronal survival, axon regeneration, oligodendrocyte differentiation and myelination. Molecules that block endogenous LINGO-1 function, such anti-LINGO-1 antibodies can be used as therapeutics for the treatment of neuron and oligodendrocyte dysfunction. The present invention provides antibodies specific for LINGO-1, and methods of using such antibodies as antagonists of endogenous LINGO-1 function. The invention further provides specific hybridoma and phage library-derived monoclonal antibodies, nucleic acids encoding these antibodies, and vectors and host cells comprising these antibodies. The invention further provides methods of promoting oligodendrocyte survival and myelination in a vertebrate, comprising administering to a vertebrate in need of such treatment an effective amount of an anti-LINGO-1 antibody01-19-2012
20120014958STABLE AND SOLUBLE ANTIBODIES INHIBITING VEGF - The present invention relates to soluble and stable anti-VEGF immunobinders comprising CDRs from rabbit monoclonal antibodies. Said antibodies are designed for the diagnosis and/or treatment of VEGF-mediated disorders. The hybridomas, 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.01-19-2012
20120064082AMINOACYL TRNA SYNTHETASES FOR MODULATING HEMATOPOIESIS - Hematopoietic-modulating compositions are provided comprising aminoacyl-tRNA synthetase polypeptides, including active fragments and/or variants thereof, as well as compositions comprising related agents such as antibodies and other binding agents. Also provided are methods of using such compositions in the treatment of conditions that benefit from the modulation of hematopoiesis.03-15-2012
20110081349ALLERGENIC LATEX PROTEIN - The present invention relates to a protein found in natural rubber that can induce an allergic reaction in persons who have been sensitised to it. The invention provides for the process of isolating and purifying the protein and describes the characteristics of the protein, including its molecular weight, isoelectric point, amino acid sequence and allergenicity. The invention also describes the isolation and cloning a the DNA that encodes the protein. The production of the recombinant version of the protein using a protein expression vector is described.04-07-2011
20090162367Nucleotide and protein sequences of Nogo genes and methods based thereon - The present invention relates to the gene, $i(Nogo), its encoded protein products, as well as derivatives and analogs thereof. Production of Nogo proteins, derivatives, and antibodies is also provided. The invention further relates to therapeutic compositions and methods of diagnosis and therapy.06-25-2009
20120207760Compositions and Methods for the Therapy and Diagnosis of Influenza - The present invention provides compositions, vaccines, and methods for diagnosing, treating, and preventing influenza infection using a combination of antibodies raised against the influenza hemagglutinin and the matrix 2 ectodomain polypeptides.08-16-2012
20120207761ANTI-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.08-16-2012
20120207759COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR MODULATING LYMPHOCYTE ACTIVITY - The present invention provides a novel lymphocyte inhibitory receptor termed BTLA which is expressed on both T and B cells, and identifies HVEM as interacting with BTLA. Methods and compositions for modulating BTLA-mediated signaling and interfering with the interaction of BTLA and HVEM for therapeutic, diagnostic and research purposes are also provided.08-16-2012
20120064080Human LY6-Big Molecules and Methods of Use - The present invention is directed to human Ly6-BIG molecules and their use in diagnostic, prognostic, and treatment methods for colon, lung and other cancers, in preventing the reoccurrence of such cancers, and in diagnostic, prognostic, and treatment methods for autoimmune disorders and AIDS.03-15-2012
20120064083THERAPEUTIC 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
20120064078Novel Tumor Biomarket - The present invention relates to the diagnosis and treatment of cancer, and specifically to a method of diagnosing the presence or metastasis of cancer by detecting plasma Hsp90α having the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID No.1 as a tumor marker. In addition, the present invention also relates to a method for the treatment of cancer and metastasis.03-15-2012
20100209426INHIBITORS OF PROGASTRIN-INDUCED REPRESSION OF ICAT FOR TREATING AND/OR PREVENTING COLORECTAL CANCER, ADENOMATOUS POLYPOSIS OR METASTASIS DISPLAYING PROGASTRIN-SECRETING CELLS AND CELLS IN WHICH THE BETA-CATENIN/TCF-MEDIATED TRANSCRIPTIONAL PATHWAY IS CONSTITUTIVELY ACTIVE - The present invention relates to inhibitors of progastrin induced repression of ICAT for treating and/or preventing colorectal cancer, adenomatous polyposis or metastasis displaying progastrin-secreting cells and cells in which the beta-catenin/Tcf-4-mediated transcriptional pathway is constitutively active.08-19-2010
20100209427LYSINE ACETYLATION SITES - The invention discloses 1302 novel acetylation sites peptides (including AQUA peptides) comprising an acetylation site of the invention, antibodies specifically bind to a novel acetylation site of the invention, and diagnostic and therapeutic uses of the above. The acetylation sites identified provide important information regarding metabolism in energy signaling pathways.08-19-2010
20100203057NOVEL COMPOUNDS - The invention provides BASB047, BASB054, BASB068 and BASB069 polypeptides, and polynucleotides encoding BASB047, BASB054, BASB068 and BASB069 polypeptides and methods for producing such polypeptides by recombinant techniques. Also provided are diagnostic, prophylactic and therapeutic uses.08-12-2010
20120156209ANTI-IL-TIF ANTIBODIES AND METHODS OF USE - The present invention relates to ZCYTO18 polynucleotide and polypeptide molecules. The ZCYTO18 is a novel cytokine. The polypeptides may be used within methods for stimulating the proliferation and/or development of hematopoietic cells in vitro and in vivo. The present invention also includes methods for producing the protein, uses therefor and antibodies thereto.06-21-2012
20120156210METHODS OF TREATMENT USING ANTI-IL-22RA ANTIBODIES - 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.06-21-2012
20120156208THERAPEUTIC USES OF INHIBITORS OF RTP801 - The present invention provides novel molecules, compositions, methods and uses for treating microvascular disorders, eye diseases respiratory conditions and hearing disorders based upon inhibition of the RTP801 gene and/or protein.06-21-2012
20110091465POLYPEPTIDES - The invention relates to antigenic polypeptides expressed by pathogenic microbes, vaccines comprising said polypeptides; therapeutic antibodies directed to said polypeptides and methods to manufacture said polypeptides, vaccines and antibodies.04-21-2011
20110091470ANTI-FLT3 ANTIBODIES - The present invention provides fully human antibodies that specifically bind to human FLT3 within extracellular domains 4 or 5 with high affinity. The invention further provides methods of treating leukemia by administering an effective amount of an antibody either alone or in combination with an anti-cancer agent or treatment including methotrexate.04-21-2011
20110091469ATTRACTIN/MAHOGANY-LIKE POLYPEPTIDES, POLYNUCLEOTIDES, ANTIBODIES AND METHODS OF USE THEREOF - The present disclosure provides attractin/mahogany-like polypeptides and fragments thereof, polynucleotides encoding such polypeptides and fragments, processes for production of recombinant forms of such polypeptides, antibodies generated against these polypeptides or fragments, and assays and methods employing these polypeptides, antibodies, and polynucleotides.04-21-2011
20110091468Connective tissue growth factor antibodies - The present invention relates to antibodies that bind to CTGF. The antibodies are particularly directed to regions of CTGF involved in biological activities associated with fibrosis. The invention also relates to methods of using the antibodies to treat disorders associated with CTGF including localized and systemic fibrotic disorders including those of the lung, liver, heart, skin, and kidney.04-21-2011
20110091467COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR MODULATING DOPAMINE NEUROTRANSMISSION - The present invention provides for diagnosis or treatment of neurological or neuropsychiatric disorders involving abnormal dopamine neurotransmission. Methods and agents are provided for modulating dopamine transporter activity and modulating dopaminergic neurotransmission. Agents of the present invention include fragments of D2 receptor or dopamine transporter (DAT) that can disrupt D2-DAT coupling.04-21-2011
20110091466IgE ANTIBODIES FOR THE TREATMENT OF CANCER - The present invention provides monoclonal IgE antibodies comprising Fc epsilon (ε) constant regions and variable regions comprising at least one antigen binding region specific for binding a single epitope of a circulating, tumor-associated antigen (TAA) that is not a cell surface antigen wherein the epitope of the targeted antigen is not highly repetitive or is a non-repetitive epitope. The IgE antibodies of the invention are useful in the treatment of cancer associated with the tumor antigen. In one embodiment the TAA is prostate-specific antigen (PSA).04-21-2011
20090117115Binary epitope antibodies and B cell superantigen immune stimulants - Provided herein are dual epitope polypeptides and electrophilic analogs thereof having a superantigenic epitope and at least one other epitope effective to induce the production of antibodies with binary specificity for the epitopes on a polypeptide antigen. Also, provided are electrophilic analogs of polyclonal B cell stimulants or lipids, polysaccharides and lipopolysaccharides or nucleotides. In addition, provided herein are methods for increasing production of binary epitope specific antibodies recognizing B cell polypeptide antigens, for stimulating production of antibodies using one or more of the polypeptides or electrophilic analogs and for isolating binary epitope specific antibodies or fragments thereof. Further provided are the antibodies so produced and methods of treating HIV using the same.05-07-2009
20100291091CANCER ASSOCIATED GENE LY6K - LY6K is identified herein as a potential biomarker useful for the diagnosis of cancer, such as lung and esophageal cancers, as well as for the prognosis of patients with these diseases. As discussed in detail herein, LY6K is specifically over-expressed in most lung and esophageal cancer tissues examined, and is elevated in the sera of a large proportion of patients with these tumors. Accordingly, LY6K may be used in combination with other tumor markers to significantly improve the sensitivity of cancer diagnosis. LY6K may be used in the treatment of ESCC cells, as demonstrated by the fact that small interfering RNAs (siRNAs) of LY6K suppressed growth of the cancer cells. Moreover, the LY6K molecule is also a likely candidate for development of novel therapeutic approaches, such as antibody therapy.11-18-2010
20100291093ANTIBODY-MEDIATED DISRUPTION OF QUORUM SENSING IN BACTERIA - The invention provides an immunogenic molecular entity, a supramolecular assembly, and an antibody that can be used to inhibit Gram-positive bacterial quorum sensing, prevent infection or development of a disease condition associated with a Gram-positive bacterial infection. The invention also provides methods of inhibiting Gram-positive bacterial quorum sensing, and methods of preventing infection or development of a disease condition associated with a Gram-positive bacterial infection.11-18-2010
20110104171EphA4 Polypeptide Having a Novel Activity and Use Thereof - The present invention provides a polynucleotide which consists of a partial sequence of a polynucleotide encoding the amino acid sequence as shown in SEQ ID NO:2, wherein the former polynucleotide encodes a polypeptide consisting of a partial amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO:2 whose N-terminus starts between positions 564 and 621 of SEQ ID NO:2.05-05-2011
20110104172INHIBITORS OF GM-CSF AND IL-17 FOR THERAPY - The invention relates to a method for the treatment of an inflammatory disease in a subject suffering from the inflammatory disease, the method comprising the administration to said subject of a compound neutralizing GM-CSF; and a compound neutralizing IL-17.05-05-2011
20110104169REGULATOR GENES OF ANGIOGENESIS, PHARMACEUTICAL PREPARATIONS CONTAINING THEM AND THEIR APPLICATIONS - Nucleotide sequences and the corresponding polypeptide sequences implicated in the regulation of angiogenesis are identified. The nucleotide and polypeptide sequences, or pharmaceutical composition made from such sequences can be used in the clinical study of the angiogenesis process, the prognosis, diagnosis and treatment of pathologies linked to angiogenesis, and in the implementation of pharmaceutical, pharmacogenomic and drug identification trials.05-05-2011
20110104170NOVEL COMPOSITION 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 diseases.05-05-2011
20110104167Compositions and Methods for Diagnosing and Treating Insulin Resistance - A method of treating insulin resistance in a subject is provided. The method comprising administering to the subject a therapeutically effective amount of an agent capable of down-regulating phosphorylation of an IRS protein at at least one serine residue corresponding to amino acid 341, 412 and/or 413 of human IRS-1, thereby treating the insulin resistance in the subject. Also provided are methods and kits for diagnosing insulin resistance.05-05-2011
20110104168DETOXIFIED PNEUMOCOCCAL NEURAMINIDASE AND USES THEREOF - Provided herein are compositions designed to reduce or prevent pneuomococcal infections, nasal carriage, nasal colonization, and central nervous system invasion. Provided herein is a composition comprising a polypeptide comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 19 or a variant thereof that can elicit an anti-neuraminidase immune response. Further provided are methods of making and using the compositions disclosed herein. Specifically provided are methods of generating antibodies in a subject comprising administering to the subject an agent or composition taught herein. Also provided are methods of reducing or preventing nasal carriage or pneumococcal infection in a subject comprising administering to the subject a composition taught herein.05-05-2011
20120251543METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR MODULATING APOPTOSIS - This invention relates to compositions and methods for modulating apoptosis by regulating the activity of endoplasmic reticulum transmembrane glucose regulated protein 78 (GRP78).10-04-2012
20120251542ANTI-TOXIN VACCINE COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS OF USE THEREOF - Compositions and methods for treatment of toxin poisoning are disclosed.10-04-2012
20120121601MAMMALIAN 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.05-17-2012
20120121602NOVEL PROTEINS - Provided herein are four polypeptides, named PRT5, PRT6, PRT7 and PRT8, the nucleic acids encoding the same, compositions comprising the proteins, as well as their uses in therapeutic and diagnostic methods. Antibodies which specifically recognize the polypeptides are also provided, as well as their uses. Characterization of each protein showed that PRT5 and PRT8 are involved in glucose metabolism, PRT6 is involved in androgen regulation, while PRT7 correlates with cancer.05-17-2012
20100092473ANTI-PHOSPHO-AKT ANTIBODIES - The present invention relates to antibodies that immunospecifically bind to phospho-Akt and certain p-Akt substrates. The invention encompasses human and humanized forms of the antibodies and their use in treating cancers and other proliferative disorders. The invention also relates to p-Akt-derived peptides useful for preparing the antibodies. Methods and compositions for detecting, diagnosing, treating or ameliorating a disease or disorder, especially cancer and other proliferative disorders using the present antibodies also are disclosed.04-15-2010
20090074774Fgfr binding peptides - The present invention relates to new peptide compounds capable of direct binding to fibroblast growth factor receptor (FGFR) and activating said receptor. The compounds of the invention comprise peptide fragments of the neural cell adhesion molecule (NCAM) derived from the fibronectin type-III module 1 (F3, 1) of NCAM. Peptide sequences of the invention are capable of stimulating learning and memory and/or neurite outgrowth and/or neural cell survival. Peptide sequences and compounds comprising thereof, according to the invention, may be beneficially used for treatment and/or prevention of different pathological conditions wherein FGFR and/or NCAM play a role in pathology and/or recovery from disease. Accordingly, pharmaceutical compositions comprising the peptide sequences and compounds of the invention are also in the scope of protection.03-19-2009
20120164147MAMMALIAN GENES; RELATED REAGENTS AND METHODS - Nucleic acids encoding mammalian, e.g., primate or rodent, genes, purified proteins and fragments thereof. Antibodies, both polyclonal and monoclonal, are also provided. Methods of using the compositions for both diagnostic and therapeutic utilities are provided.06-28-2012
20100247542TRUNCATED VARIANT OF THE MAMMALIAN TARGET FOR RAPAMYCIN (MTOR) PROTEIN - The invention relates to mTORbeta, a splice form of mTOR, nucleic acids encoding mTOR beta, and antibodies against mTOR beta. The invention also relates to methods of producing mTOR beta and methods of screening for an agent that modulates mTOR beta expression and/or activity. The invention further relates to a method of treating a disease associated with aberrant expression of mTOR beta by administration of an agent that alters mTOR activity and/or expression.09-30-2010
20100247540Methods and Compositions For Modulating Angiogenesis - The present invention provides method and compositions for modulating angiogenesis.09-30-2010
20100247543TREATMENT AND PREVENTION OF NEURODEGENERATIVE DISEASES - The treatment and prevention of neurodegenerative diseases by repression of the transcriptional complex that silences the promoter of the UCHL1 gene.09-30-2010
20100247541 NOVEL ANTIGEN ASSOCIATED WITH THE NEOVASCULATURE OF TUMOUR METASTASES - The invention relates to a binding member that binds the Extra Domain-A (ED-A) isoform of fibronectin for the treatment of tumour metastases.09-30-2010
20090130115ANTIBODIES RECOGNIZING A HIGHLY EXPRESSED PUTATIVE ANTIGEN OF CA-MRSA AND METHODS OF USE - The present invention provides MSCRAMM® proteins from 05-21-2009
20090130113Compositions and methods for use for antibodies against sclerostin - The present invention relates to antibodies against sclerostin and compositions and methods of use for said antibodies to treat disease related to bone abnormalities such as osteoporosis. An embodiment of the invention herein provides an antibody or a functional protein comprising an antigen-binding portion of said antibody for a target in sclerostin polypeptide, characterized in that the antibody or functional protein specifically binds to sclerostin polypeptide and can increase at least one of bone formation, bone mineral density, bone mineral content, bone mass, bone quality and bone strength in a mammal.05-21-2009
20090130112SPATIAL FOR ALTERING CELL PROLIFERATION - This disclosure provides methods useful for altering cell proliferation by modifying SPATIAL activity in cells. In some methods, thymocyte numbers in subjects with disease-associated immunodeficiencies are increased by administering an agent that inhibits SPATIAL activity. Also provided are methods useful for increasing thymocyte number in a subject by administering an agent that interferes with an interaction between SPATIAL and Uba3. In other methods, cell growth is inhibited by introducing or expressing a SPATIAL or SPATIAL-related polypeptide or nucleic acid in one or more cell(s), such as neoplastic cell(s). Further provided are methods of identifying agents that modify (for example, inhibit) SPATIAL expression or activity, or which interfere with an interaction between SPATIAL and Uba3 polypeptides, and therefore which are useful in influencing thymocyte number.05-21-2009
20090130111Method of Identifying Membrane Ig Specific Antibodies and Use Thereof for Targeting Immunoglobulin-Producing Precursor Cells - The present invention relates to the discovery of antibodies that bind to novel epitopes present on membrane-anchored immunoglobulins and which bind to these novel epitopes on the surface of B cells and plasma cells. In addition, the antibodies of the present invention can mediate ADCC and can be useful to deplete those B cells and plasma cells expressing the novel epitopes of the invention. The antibodies of the present invention can be useful for the treatment of B cell-mediated diseases and diseases caused by monoclonal expansion of B cells. Accordingly the present invention also provides compositions and methods for the prevention, management, treatment or amelioration of B cell-mediated diseases and diseases caused by monoclonal expansion of B cells.05-21-2009
20090130110HIGH AFFINITY FULLY HUMAN MONOCLONAL ANTIBODIES TO INTERLEUKIN-8 AND EPITOPES FOR SUCH ANTIBODIES - The present embodiments are related to high-affinity antibodies directed to IL-8, methods of making and characterizing such antibodies and uses of such antibodies. Isolated polynucleotide sequences encoding, and amino acid sequences comprising, heavy and light chain immunoglobulin molecules, particularly sequences corresponding to contiguous heavy and light chain sequences spanning the framework regions (FR's) and/or complementarity determining regions (CDR's), are provided.05-21-2009
20090130109DCL-1 and uses thereof - The present invention relates generally to a novel lectin and to derivatives, homologues, analogues, chemical equivalents and mimetics thereof and, more particularly, to a novel type I C-type lectin, herein referred to as “DCL-1”. In particular, the present invention relates to the use of DCL-1 in therapeutic, prophylactic and diagnostic applications.05-21-2009
20120128682APOLIPOPROTEIN L- I VARIANTS AND THEIR USE - An isolated human Apolipoprotein L-I corresponding to a wild type human Apolipoprotein sequence is modified by a deletion at its C-terminal end.05-24-2012
20120128680BIOMARKER ANTIBODY AND DIAGNOSIS DEVICE FOR DETECTING CERTAIN AUTOIMMUNE DISEASES - Antibodies which specifically bind to a peptide having the sequence Ala-Ala-Ala-Pro-Ala-Lys-Ala-Ala-Ala-Ala-Pro-Ala-Lys-Thr-Ala-Ala-Ala-Pro-Val (SEQ ID N05-24-2012
20120128679Human Antibodies to the Glucagon Receptor - The present invention provides antibodies that bind to the human glucagon receptor, designated GCGR and methods of using same. According to certain embodiments of the invention, the antibodies are fully human antibodies that bind to human GCGR. The antibodies of the invention are useful for lowering blood glucose levels and blood ketone levels and are also useful for the treatment of diseases and disorders associated with one or more GCGR biological activities, including the treatment of diabetes, diabetic ketoacidosis and long-term complications associated with diabetes, or other metabolic disorders characterized in part by elevated blood glucose levels.05-24-2012
20120128677PANCREATIC CANCER TARGETS AND USES THEREOF - The present invention provides a method for diagnosing and detecting diseases associated with pancreas. The present invention provides one or more proteins or fragments thereof, peptides or nucleic acid molecules differentially expressed in pancreatic diseases (PCAT) and antibodies binds to PCAT. The present invention provides that PCAT is used as targets for screening agents that modulates the PCAT activities. Further, the present invention provides methods for treating diseases associated with pancreas.05-24-2012
20120128678DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT OF CANCER USING ANTI-TMPRSS11E ANTIBODY - [Problem to be Solved]05-24-2012
20090068186MAP3Ks as modifiers of the p53 pathway and methods of use - Human MAP3K genes are identified as modulators of the p53 pathway, and thus are therapeutic targets for disorders associated with defective p53 function. Methods for identifying modulators of p53, comprising screening for agents that modulate the activity of MAP3K are provided.03-12-2009
20120128681Anti-CK8 Antibodies To Be Used For Treating Colorectal Cancers And Identifying Metastatic And/Or Invasive Phenotypes - The invention relates to antibodies specific to human CK8 and to pharmaceutical compositions for preventing and treating colorectal cancers. The invention also relates to methods for identifying colorectal cancers with an invasive and/or metastatic phenotype including detecting the cleavage of the C-terminal portion of human CK8 on the surface of tumour cells.05-24-2012
20100209430Method for treating erectile dysfunction - A medicament based on antibodies contains an activated form of ultra-low doses of monoclonal, polyclonal, or natural antibodies to endothelial nitric oxide synthase (NO synthase), the activated form being prepared by multiple consecutive dilutions and exposure to external factors, preferably according to the homeopathic technology. A method of treating erectile dysfunctions and vegetative disturbances of male climax by regulating the level of cyclic guanosine monophosphate (cGMP) in the cavernous bodies on sexual stimulation, the method being characterized by the use of activated forms of ultra-low doses of antibodies to the entire molecule of the endothelial NO synthase or to its polypeptide fragments, activated forms being prepared by multiple consecutive dilutions and exposure to external factors.08-19-2010
20100209429PEPTIDES AND METHODS FOR THE TREATMENT OF GLIOMAS AND OTHER CANCERS - The invention is based on the discovery that STM/Hop promotes proliferation of human glioblastoma-derived cells but not of normal astrocytes and that the proliferation requires the binding of STM/Hop to PrP08-19-2010
20110182901FULL LENGTH LARGE T TUMOR ANTIGEN OF MERKEL CELL POLYOMAVIRUS AS A THERAPEUTIC TARGET IN MERKEL CELL CARCINOMA - The invention relates to a full length Large T tumor antigen of Merkel Cell Polyomavirus (MCV) as a therapeutic target in Merkel Cell Carcinoma (MCC).07-28-2011
20090004194TLR AGONIST (FLAGELLIN)/CD40 AGONIST/ANTIGEN PROTEIN AND DNA CONJUGATES AND USE THEREOF FOR INDUCING SYNERGISTIC ENHANCEMENT IN IMMUNITY - Fusion proteins and DNA conjugates are disclosed which contain a TLR/CD40/agonist and optional antigen combination. The use of these protein and DNA conjugates as immune adjuvants and as vaccines for treatment of various chronic diseases such as HIV infection is also provided.01-01-2009
20120135000METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR TREATING OCULAR DISORDERS - The present invention relates to identification of a human gene, Complement Factor H (CFH), associated with the occurrence for developing age related macular degeneration (AMD), which is useful for identifying or aiding in identifying individuals at risk for developing AMD, as well as for diagnosing or aiding in the diagnosis of AMD.05-31-2012
20120134999PORIN B (PorB) AS A THERAPEUTIC TARGET FOR PREVENTION AND TREATMENT OF INFECTION BY CHLAMYDIA - The present invention features peptides of a PorB polypeptide, which PorB peptides are useful in production of antibodies that bind the full-length PorB polypeptide and as a therapeutic agent. In specific embodiments the invention features a composition comprising one or more PorB peptides (other than a full-length PorB polypeptide), which peptides contain at least one epitope that can elicit 05-31-2012
20120134998SECRETED AP2 AND METHODS OF INHIBITING SAME - A method of reducing a symptom of a clinical disorder characterized by aberrantly elevated circulating aP2 is carried out by administering to a subject an inhibitor of secreted aP2, secretion of aP2, or a serum aP2 blocking agent. For example, glucose intolerance is reduced following administration of such an inhibitor or agent. Exemplary compositions inhibit cellular secretion of aP2 or bind to circulating aP2, thereby reducing the level or activity of aP2 in blood or serum.05-31-2012
20120134997POLYPEPTIDES AND POLYNUCLEOTIDES, AND USES THEREOF AS A DRUG TARGET FOR PRODUCING DRUGS AND BIOLOGICS - This invention relates to a novel target for production of immune and non-immune based therapeutics and for disease diagnosis. More particularly, the invention provides therapeutic antibodies against VSIG1, ILDR1, LOC253012, AI216611, C1ORF32 or FXYD3 antigens, which are predicted co-stimulatory family members and which are differentially expressed in cancers including, lung cancer, ovarian cancer, and colon cancer, and diagnostic and therapeutic usages. The use of these antibodies for modulating B7 costimulation and related therapies such as the treatment of autoimmunity are also provided. This invention further relates to the discovery of extracellular domains of VSIG1 and its variants, FXYD3 and its variants, ILDR1 and its variants, LOC253012 and its variants, AI216611 and its variants, and C1ORF32 and its variants which are suitable targets for immunotherapy, cancer therapy, and drug development.05-31-2012
20120231002TREATMENT OF VASCULOPROLIFERATIVE CONDITIONS - This invention relates to the field of molecular physiology. Specifically, this invention relates to the prevention and/or treatment of vasculoproliferative conditions, especially those of the eye and in the treatment of tumours that exhibit vascular proliferation. Levels of leucine-rich alpha-2-glycoprotein (Lrg1) have been demonstrated to be increased in patients suffering from such conditions and animal models of such conditions. Antagonists of Lrg1 can be used to prevent and/or treat vasculoproliferative conditions.09-13-2012
20120231005AX1 AND AX189 PSCK9 ANTAGONISTS AND VARIANTS - 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.09-13-2012
20120231003Ox2 Receptor Homologs - Nucleic acids encoding mammalian, e.g., primate, receptors, purified 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.09-13-2012
20100172908METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR TREATING DISEASES TARGETING MABA1 - Methods and compositions for diagnosing, detecting and treating a colon disease associated with differential expression of MABA1 in comparison to healthy cells. Also provided are antagonists or agonists of MABA1, and methods for screening agents that modulate the MABA1 level or activity in vivo or in vitro.07-08-2010
20100172909Cerebral edema suppressant - The objective to be solved by the present invention is to provide a method for effectively suppressing cerebral edema. The method for suppressing cerebral edema according to the present invention is characterized in comprising a step of administering an anti-HMGB 1 antibody recognizing 208EEEDDDDE215 (SEQ ID NO:1) as an HMGB1 epitope.07-08-2010
20100172907Anti-Abeta antibodies and their use - The present invention relates to antibody molecules capable of specifically recognizing two regions of the β-A4 peptide, wherein the first region comprises the amino acid sequence AEFRHDSGY as shown in SEQ ID NO: 1 or a fragment thereof and wherein the second region comprises the amino acid sequence VHHQKLVFFAEDVG as shown in SEQ ID NO: 2 or a fragment thereof. Furthermore, nucleic acid molecules encoding the inventive antibody molecules and vectors and hosts comprising said nucleic acid molecules are disclosed. In addition, the present invention provides for compositions, preferably pharmaceutical or diagnostic compositions, comprising the compounds of the invention as well as for specific uses of the antibody molecules, nucleic acid molecules, vectors or hosts of the invention.07-08-2010
20100172910HUMAN SARCOMA-ASSOCIATED ANTIGENS - The invention relates to sarcoma-associated antigens and the nucleic acid molecules that encode them. The invention further relates to the use of the nucleic acid molecules, polypeptides and fragments thereof associated with sarcoma in methods and compositions for the diagnosis and treatment of diseases, such as cancer. More specifically, the invention relates to the discovery of a novel cancer/testis (CT) antigen, NY-SAR-35.07-08-2010
20120171214POLYPEPTIDES - The invention relates to antigenic polypeptides expressed by pathogenic microbes, vaccines comprising said polypeptides; therapeutic antibodies directed to said polypeptides and methods to manufacture said polypeptides, vaccines and antibodies.07-05-2012
20120171212THERAPEUTIC COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR THE PREVENTION OF AUTOIMMUNE DISEASES - The present invention is directed to therapeutic compositions and methods for the prevention or treatment of autoimmune diseases, comprising molecules that disrupt or prevent the assembly of the trimolecular complex required for the T cell immune response comprising the autoantigen, the MHC class II molecule, and the T cell receptor implicated in the autoimmune disease.07-05-2012
20120171211SERUM RESISTANCE FACTORS OF GRAM POSITIVE BACTERIA - A newly identified serum resistance factor of gram positive bacteria can be used to treat or prevent bacterial infection.07-05-2012
20120171213METHOD OF TREATING TUMORS - A method of reducing the potential of pluripotent stem cells to generate teratomas in a subject is provided.07-05-2012
20120213788USE OF INHIBITORS OF LEUKOTRIENE B4 RECEPTOR BLT2 FOR TREATING HUMAN CANCERS - The present invention relates to the use of inhibitors of leukotriene B4 receptor BLT2 for treating human cancers. More particularly, the present invention relates to a pharmaceutical composition for treating human cancers comprising BLT2 inhibitors and a method for treating human cancers using BLT2 inhibitors.08-23-2012
20120213790METHODS OF TREATMENT USING IL-16 ANTAGONIST PEPTIDES - The present invention has found that a series of peptides having sequences that substantially correspond to specific regions of the C-terminus of IL-16 can inhibit the activity of IL-16. The present invention has demonstrated that such IL-16-inhibiting peptides can be as short as 4 amino acid in length. Based on these discoveries, the present invention provides IL-16 antagonist peptides and the use thereof for the treatment of IL-16 mediated disorders such as certain inflammatory diseases.08-23-2012
20120213789New Molecular Target for Treatment of Cancer - The present invention concerns preventative, therapeutic, and diagnostic methods and compositions involving UC markers, such as UC 28, for cancer. It includes methods and compositions for targeting cancer cells using a differentiation agent in combination with a therapeutic agent targeted to cells that differentially express a UC marker after exposure to the differentiation agent. The invention also includes methods of inducing immune responses against UC markers, as well as antibodies that recognize UC markers, which may be employed for therapeutic and diagnostic methods.08-23-2012
20120076790ANTI-CD48 ANTIBODIES AND USES THEREOF - The present invention provides antibodies that bind to CD48 and methods of using same. According to certain embodiments of the invention, the antibodies are fully human antibodies that bind to human CD48. In certain embodiments, the antibodies of the present invention block the binding of CD48 to one or more CD48 receptor. The antibodies of the invention are useful, inter alia, for the treatment of diseases and disorders associated with one or more CD48 biological activities, including the treatment of allergic conditions and other inflammatory conditions.03-29-2012
20120076789NUCLEIC ACID AND CORRESPONDING PROTEIN ENTITLED 121P1F1 USEFUL IN TREATMENT AND DETECTION OF CANCER - A novel gene (designated 121P1F1) and its encoded protein, and variants thereof, are described wherein 121P1F1 exhibits tissue specific expression in normal adult tissue, and is aberrantly expressed in the cancers listed in Table I. Consequently, 121P1F1 provides a diagnostic, prognostic, prophylactic and/or therapeutic target for cancer. The 121P1F1 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 121P1F1 can be used in active or passive immunization.03-29-2012
20100047245IL-12/P40 BINDING PROTEINS - The present invention encompasses IL-1202-25-2010
20100047246Methods and Compositions for Treating Vascular Disease - This invention relates to compositions and methods for use in treating or preventing vascular disease, as well as diseases and conditions associated with hematopoiesis and cellular proliferation.02-25-2010
20100272723Optimized Antibodies that Target CD19 - Antibodies that target CD19, wherein the antibodies comprise at least one modification relative to a parent antibody, wherein the modification alters affinity to an FcyR or alters effector function as compared to the parent antibody, and methods of using the antibodies.10-28-2010
20120315276NEUTRALIZING PROLACTIN RECEPTOR ANTIBODIES AND THEIR THERAPEUTIC USE - The present invention is directed to the neutralizing prolactin receptor antibody 002-H08, and antigen binding fragments, pharmaceutical compositions containing them and their use in the treatment or prevention of benign disorders and indications mediated by the prolactin receptor such as endometriosis, adenomyosis, non-hormonal female contraception, benign breast disease and mastalgia, lactation inhibition, benign prostate hyperplasia, fibroids, hyper- and normoprolactinemic hair loss, and cotreatment in combined hormone therapy to inhibit mammary epithelial cell proliferation. The antibodies of the invention block prolactin receptor-mediated signaling.12-13-2012
20100272729MAMMALIAN TUMOR SUSCEPTIBILITY GENE PRODUCTS AND THEIR USES - The present invention provides methods and compositions for regulating ubiquitination in a cell. In particular, the present invention provides purified polypeptides comprising an ubiquitination-regulating domain. The invention also provides methods of using such polypeptides for screening for agents, for producing antibodies, and for treatment of diseases, e.g., proliferative diseases, neurodegenerative diseases, autoimmune diseases, metabolic disease and developmental abnormalities. The invention further provides antibodies that bind an ubiquitination-regulating domain and agents and antibodies that regulate ubiquitination in cells, e.g., by modulating the interaction between a TSG101 protein and an MDM2 protein.10-28-2010
20100272727COMPOUND FOR CONTROLLING APPETITE - Insl5 has been found to be orexigenic, i.e. it increases appetite. Insl5, or a derivative or fragment thereof that retains the ability to bind to the GPR100 receptor, or an Insl5 antibody, are useful in therapy, in particular to treat anorexia nervosa, bulimia, cachexia or wasting disease.10-28-2010
20100272726Assays, methods and means - A novel class of hydroxylases is described having the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 2, 4, 6 and 8, and variants and fragments thereof having HIF hydroxylation activity. The polypeptides of the invention have in particular prolyl hydroxylase activity. An assay method monitors the interaction of the HIF hydroxylase with a substrate. Modulators of HIF hydroxylase are provided for use in the treatment of a condition associated with increased or decreased HIF levels or activity or for the treatment of a condition where it is desirable to modulate HIF levels or activity.10-28-2010
20100272725Neisserial antigens - The invention provides proteins from 10-28-2010
20090162363PEDF-R RECEPTOR AND USES - A pigment epithelium derived factor (“PEDF”) receptor designated PEDF-R and PEDF-R encoding nucleic acid and amino acid sequences. Wild type PEDF-R, PEDF-R variants, soluble PEDF-R variants, chimeric PEDF-R, and antibodies which bind to the PEDF-R (including agonist and neutralizing antibodies), as well as various uses for these molecules are described. Assay systems for detecting ligands to PEDF-R, systems for studying the physiological role of PEDF-R and its ligands, diagnostic techniques for identifying PEDF-related conditions, therapeutic techniques for the treatment of PEDF-related and PEDF-R related conditions, and methods for identifying molecules homologous to PEDF-R.06-25-2009
20100008926NOVEL PROTEINS AND USE THEREOF - Compounds that inhibit the expression of a protein comprising the same or substantially the same amino acid sequence as the amino acid sequence represented by SEQ ID NO: 1, SEQ ID NO: 4, SEQ ID NO: 7 or SEQ ID NO: 10 or the expression of a gene for the protein, the antisense polynucleotide comprising the entire or part of a base sequence complementary or substantially complementary to DNA encoding the protein or its partial peptide, the antibody to the protein or its partial peptide, etc. are useful as prophylactic/therapeutic agents for cancer, etc., apoptosis promoters, etc.01-14-2010
20100008925METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR TREATMENT OF ENDOTOXIN-MEDIATED PRO-INFLAMMATORY RESPONSES - Bacterial lipopolysaccharide (LPS) in systemic circulation triggers deleterious super-inflammatory response, which is key pathogenesis of many disorders like gram-negative sepsis and necrotizing enterocolitis. No effective therapeutic interventions are currently available for protection of patients against mortality. Disclosed are methods and therapeutic agents that ablate the biological toxicity of LPS in circulation (Integrin Peptide), and abrogate leukocyte infiltration into lung and liver and suppress adhesion molecule expression (Integrin Peptide and Anti-CD18 βA scFv). These therapeutic agents can be used alone, or in combination for treatment of endotoxin-mediated pro-inflammatory responses, particularly in cases of acute sepsis and necrotizing enterocolitis.01-14-2010
20120225077NOVEL MOLECULES OF THE CARD-RELATED PROTEIN FAMILY AND USES THEREOF - Novel CARD-9, CARD-10, or CARD-11 polypeptides, proteins, and nucleic acid molecules are disclosed. In addition to isolated CARD-9, CARD-10, or CARD-11 proteins, the invention further provides CARD-9, CARD-10, or CARD-11, fusion proteins, antigenic peptides and anti-CARD-9, CARD-10, or CARD-11 antibodies. The invention also provides CARD-9, CARD-10, or CARD-11 nucleic acid molecules, recombinant expression vectors containing a nucleic acid molecule of the invention, host cells into which the expression vectors have been introduced and non-human transgenic animals in which a CARD-9, CARD-10, or CARD-11 gene has been introduced or disrupted. Diagnostic, screening and therapeutic methods utilizing compositions of the invention are also provided.09-06-2012
20120225076FRA-1 TARGET GENES AS DRUG TARGETS FOR TREATING CANCER - The invention relates to the use of an inhibitor of one of the following polypeptides, wherein the polypeptide is represented by the following sequences selected from the following group SEQ ID NO:1-32, each of the polypeptide being preferably as identified in claim 09-06-2012
20120225075METHODS FOR TREATING VISCERAL PAIN BY ADMINISTERING ANTAGONIST ANTIBODIES DIRECTED AGAINST CALCITONIN GENE-RELATED PEPTIDE - The invention features methods for preventing or treating visceral pain, including pain associated with functional bowel disorder, inflammatory bowel disease and interstitial cystitis, by administering an anti-CGRP antagonist antibody.09-06-2012
20090060918Method of treating or preventing an IL-1 related disease or condition - Methods of treating or preventing an IL-1 related disease or condition in a mammal comprising administering an effective amount of an IL-1β binding antibody or IL-1β binding fragment thereof. An IL-1β binding antibody or IL-1β binding fragment thereof is provided comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO:28, and related nucleic acids, vectors, cells, and compositions, and a method of preparing an affinity matured IL-1β binding polypeptide is provided. IL-1β binding antibodies or IL-1β binding fragments thereof are provided which have desirable affinity and potency.03-05-2009
20090060916Ligands that bind IL-4 and/or IL-13 - Disclosed are ligands that have binding specificity for interleukin-4 (IL-4), for interleukin-13 (IL-13), or for IL-4 and IL-13. Also disclosed are methods of using these ligands. In particular, the use of these ligands for treating allergic asthma is described.03-05-2009
20120263728METHOD TO GENERATE ANTIBODIES TO ION CHANNELS - The present invention provides a method for generating a functionally modifying antibody to an ion channel comprising immunizing a host with a cyclic peptide comprising at least part of an extracellular sequence of said ion channel.10-18-2012
20120231008Anti-C5A Binding Moieties with High Blocking Activity - The present invention relates to binding moieties that specifically bind to a conformational epitope of C5a, in particular human C5a. Preferred binding moieties are anti-C5a antibodies that bind to this conformational epitope. The binding moieties described herein are useful as active agents in pharmaceutical compositions for the treatment and prevention of various acute and chronic diseases, in particular acute inflammatory diseases, such as the systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS), and different degrees of sepsis including sepsis, severe sepsis, and septic shock. 09-13-2012
20120225078IMMUNE SYSTEM MODULATING COMPOSITION09-06-2012
20120258111COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR MODULATING RSV INFECTION AND IMMUNITY - Compositions and methods are provided for the treatment or prevention of RSV disease by modulating RSV infection and immunity. In particular, amino acid sequences in the RSV G glycoprotein, containing the chemokine motif defined as C-X-X-X-C (or CX3C), are identified that are essential in causing RSV infection and disease. The chemokine motif is biologically active and participates in virus binding to and infection of susceptible cells. The prevention or treatment of RSV infection is achieved by interfering with the motif, such as by administering a vaccine in which the motif is altered or by administration or induction of blocking molecules that inhibit the biological activity of the motif.10-11-2012
20120258113SUSBSTANTIALLY PURE STEROIDOGENESIS INDUCING PEPTIDE AND USES THEREOF - Provided are compositions and methods for increasing the production of steroid hormones in testes, ovaries, or adrenal glands in a subject in need thereof. Also provided are compositions and methods for inhibiting proliferation of ovarian, testicular, prostate gland, breast, and liver cancer cells.10-11-2012
20120082674ENTEROCOCCUS ANTIGENS - The present invention discloses isolated nucleic acid molecules encoding a hyperimmune serum reactive antigen or a fragment thereof as well as hyperimmune serum reactive antigens or fragments thereof from 04-05-2012
20120082672Botulinum Neurotoxin B Receptors and Use Thereof - It is disclosed here that synaptotagmin I (syt I) and synaptotagmin II (syt II) are the cellular receptors for botulinum neurotoxin B (BoNT/B) that mediate the cellular entry and toxicity of BoNT/B. The BoNT/B binding domains of syt I and II are also disclosed. While syt I needs gangliosides for BoNT/B binding, syt II can bind to BoNT/B in the absence of gangliosides. Various nucleic acids and polypeptides that relate to the BoNT/B binding domain of syt I or II are disclosed. Further disclosed are methods of reducing BoNT/B toxicity, methods of identifying agents that can block the binding between BoNT/B and syt I or II, methods of identifying agents that can bind to the BoNT/B binding domain of syt I or II, methods of detecting BoNT/B or 04-05-2012
20120082671MODULATION OF ACTIVITY OF NEUROTROPHINS - The present invention relates to methods for modulating the activity of one or more neurotrophins, such as neural growth factor (NGF), brain derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), neurotrophin-3 (NT-3), and neurotrophin-4 (NT-4), in an animal and methods for treatment of a disease or disorder in an individual by modulation of neurotrophin activity. The modulation is carried out by interfering with binding between a neurotrophin and a receptor of the Vps10p-domain receptor family or modulating the expression of a receptor of the Vps10p-domain receptor family.04-05-2012
20120082670CD33 BINDING AGENTS - The present invention relates to immunotherapies that are based on myeloid cell depletion. In particular, the present invention relates to CD33 binding agents for use in such therapies, e.g. in the treatment of myeloid cell malignancies and myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS).04-05-2012
20120263727METHOD TO GENERATE ANTIBODIES TO ION CHANNELS - The present invention provides a method for generating a functionally modifying antibody to an ion channel comprising immunizing a host with a cyclic peptide comprising at least part of an extracellular sequence of said ion channel.10-18-2012
20120263726Pharmaceutical composition and method of inhibiting of production or amplifying of elimination of P24 protein - The present invention relates to a pharmaceutical composition, comprising an activated-potentiated form of an antibody to CD4 receptor, and method of inhibiting of production or amplifying of elimination of P24 protein.10-18-2012
20120263725Pharmaceutical composition and methods of treating and preventing the diseases caused by HIV or associated with HIV - The present invention relates to a pharmaceutical composition, comprising an activated-potentiated form of an antibody to CD4 receptor, and method of treating and preventing the diseases caused by HIV or associated with HIV, including AIDS.10-18-2012
20090017034Antibodies that inhibit TSLP activity - The invention is directed to purified and isolated novel TSLP polypeptides, the nucleic acids encoding such polypeptides, processes for production of recombinant forms of such polypeptides, antibodies generated against these polypeptides, fragmented peptides derived from these polypeptides, and the uses of the above.01-15-2009
20090017032MAMMALIAN CX3C CHEMOKINE ANTIBODIES - Nucleic acids encoding a new family of chemokines, the CX3C family, from a mammal, reagents related thereto, including specific antibodies, and purified proteins are described. Methods of using said reagents and related diagnostic kits are also provided.01-15-2009
20090246202Human Endokine Alpha and Methods of Use - The present invention concerns a novel member of the tumor necrosis factor (TNF) family of cytokines. In particular, isolated nucleic acid molecules are provided encoding the endokine alpha protein. Endokine alpha polypeptides are also provided, as are vectors, host cells and recombinant methods for producing the same. Also provided are diagnostic and therapeutic methods concerning TNF family-related disorders.10-01-2009
20100297132Monoclonal antibody - 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 β-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).11-25-2010
20100303822Polypeptides from non-typeable haemophilus influenzae - Polypeptides comprising non-typeable 12-02-2010
20120231007MODULATORS OF CELL CYCLE PROGRESSION - Epithelial cell transforming sequence 2 (Ect2) is a potential oncogene. Our invention uncovers key mechanisms of Ect2 oncogenicity and the development of a relevant therapies by modulation of Ect2 expression.09-13-2012
20120231001PREVENTIVES/REMEDIES FOR CANCER - The present invention provides a drug containing a substance that inhibits a function of RET, such as an antibody against RET. In addition, the present invention provides a drug containing a substance that inhibits a function of GDNF, such as an antibody against GDNF. Moreover, the present invention provides a drug containing a substance that inhibits a function of GFRα1, such as an antibody against GFRα1. The drug of the present invention is useful as an agent for the prophylaxis or treatment of breast cancer and the like, an inhibitor of cancer cell growth and the like.09-13-2012
20120231000TRUNCATED CYSTINE-KNOT PROTEINS - The invention relates to the fields of protein chemistry, biology and medicine. More specifically, it relates to the design and preparation of proteinmimics of members of the cystine-knot growth factor superfamily. Further, the invention relates to the use of these proteinmimics as a medicament or prophylactic agent. The invention provides proteinmimics of members of the cystine-knot growth factor superfamily, preferably for use in immunogenic and/or therapeutic compositions.09-13-2012
20110123538COMPOSITION COMPRISING EXPRESSION OR ACTIVITY INHIBITORS OF NINJURIN 1 FOR THE PREVENTION AND TREATMENT OF INFLAMMATORY DISEASE - The present invention relates to a composition comprising a Ninjurin 1 expression or activity inhibitor for the prevention and treatment of inflammatory disease. Ninjurin 1 protein is specifically expressed in macrophages around blood vessels, increases cell-cell adhesion and cell-matrix adhesion, increases expressions of Wnt7b (Wingless-type MMTV integration site family, member 7B) and Ang2 (angiopoietin-2), but reduces expression of Ang1 to induce apoptosis of vascular endothelial cells. In addition, Ninjurin 1 protein is up-regulated when inflammation is induced and induces iNOS expression as well as increased NO generation. Therefore, the Ninjurin 1 protein expression or activation inhibitor can be effectively used as an active ingredient of a composition for the prevention and treatment of inflammatory disease.05-26-2011
20110123537BINDING EPITOPES FOR G250 ANTIBODY - The invention relates to specific amino acid sequences which have been determined to be target epitope for antibodies, in particular, for a G250 antibody.05-26-2011
20120231004ANTIBODIES - The present disclosure provides antibodies, including isolated monoclonal antibodies, which specifically bind to the Ephrin type-A receptor 10 with high affinity. Nucleic acid molecules encoding the Ephrin type-A receptor 10 antibodies, expression vectors, host cells and methods for expressing the Ephrin type-A receptor 10 antibodies are also provided. Bispecific molecules and pharmaceutical compositions comprising the Ephrin type-A receptor 10 antibodies are also provided. Methods for detecting the Ephrin type-A receptor 10, as well as methods for treating various cancers, including bladder cancer, breast cancer, colorectal cancer, head and neck cancer, kidney cancer, lung cancer, uterine cancer and pancreatic cancer are disclosed.09-13-2012
20080299127PROTECTIVE STAPHYLOCOCCUS AUREUS VACCINE BASED ON CELL WALL-ASSOCIATED PROTEINS - The present invention relates to a pharmaceutical composition or a medicament, notably a protective 12-04-2008
20080299125Genetic basis of treatment response in depression patients - The invention provides a collection of polymorphic sites associated with response to treatment by an SSRI or placebo in depression patients. The polymorphic sites and others in linkage disequilibrium with them are useful in determining whether to treat a patient with an SSRI or include a patient in a clinical trial to test an SSRI.12-04-2008
20120263729COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR TREATING CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE - The invention pertains to methods of treating cardiovascular disease by modulating inflammatory and immunoregulatory responses associated with such pathological conditions. Embodiments of the invention provide methods for the treatment of cardiovascular disease in a subject having cardiovascular disease comprising administering an effective amount of one or more IL-17 antagonists, IL-18 antagonists, 4-1BB antagonists, CD30 antagonists, OX40 antagonists and/or CD39 alone or in any combination. This abstract is provided for the sole purpose of enabling the reader to quickly ascertain the subject matter of the technical disclosure and is not intended to be used to interpret or limit the scope or meaning of the claims. 37 CFR 1.72(b).10-18-2012
20110002934USES OF ANTI-CD40 ANTIBODIES - This invention relates to new uses of anti-CD40 antibodies in the treatment of diseases or conditions associated with neoplastic B-cell growth in particular use of anti-CD40 antibodies in combination with cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, vincristine and prednisone (CHOP). The invention is particularly useful for the treatment of patients who have previously been administered (i) CHOP, (ii) the chimeric anti-CD20 monoclonal antibody rituximab, or (iii) combination therapy with CHOP and rituximab.01-06-2011
20120328624ANTI-DLL3 ANTIBODY - It is intended to disclose an antibody which binds to DLL3 protein. Preferably, the antibody of the present invention recognizes a region from amino acids 216 to 492 in human DLL3 having the amino acid sequence as set forth in SEQ ID NO: 1. The present invention also provides a pharmaceutical composition, for example, an anticancer agent, comprising the antibody of the present invention as an active ingredient. The present invention further discloses a method for diagnosing cancer using the antibody of the present invention and a diagnostic drug for cancer comprising the antibody of the present invention.12-27-2012
20120328623ANTI-erbB3 ANTIBODY - The present invention relates to an antibody or an antibody fragment thereof which recognizes an extracellular domain of erbB3 and inhibit EGF-like ligand-dependent phosphorylation of erbB3, a DNA encoding the antibody or the antibody fragment thereof, a method of producing the antibody or the antibody fragment thereof, a therapeutic drug including the antibody or the antibody fragment thereof, and therapeutic application using the antibody or the antibody fragment thereof.12-27-2012
20120328622NOVEL COMPOUNDS - The invention provides BASB082, BASB083, BASB091, BASB092 and BASB101 polypeptides and polynucleotides encoding BASB082, BASB083, BASB091, BASB092 and BASB101 polypeptides and methods for producing such polypeptides by recombinant techniques. Also provided are diagnostic, prophylactic and therapeutic uses.12-27-2012
20120328621IMMUNOGENS, COMPOSITONS AND USES THEREOF, METHOD FOR PREPARING SAME - The invention relates to fusion proteins comprising an amino acid sequence of a fragment H corresponding to a fragment of a calcium binding protein excreted-secreted by adult worms of 12-27-2012
20120328620EPIDERMALGROWTH FACTOR RECEPTOR MUTATIONS - Mutations of the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFr), of phosphatidylinositol 3′-kinase (“PI3K”), and of B-Raf are described. Methods of treating tumors containing mutated EGFr with human monoclonal antibodies against EGFr are described. Methods and kits for ascertaining the presence of one or more mutant EGFr, mutant PI3K, and/or mutant B-Raf in a sample and for treating disorders or conditions related to the presence of mutant EGFr, mutant PI3K, and/or mutant B-Raf are also described. Methods of treating tumors containing mutant EGFr, mutant PI3K, and/or mutant B-Raf are also described.12-27-2012
20090181025T Cell Adhesion Molecule and Antibody Thereto - An object of the present invention is to provide a T cell adhesion molecule that is expressed on a dendritic cell. According to the present invention, there is provided a protein comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 2, SEQ ID NO: 4, SEQ ID NO: 6, SEQ ID NO: 8, SEQ ID NO: 10 or SEQ ID NO: 12.07-16-2009
20110044987MONOCLONAL ANTIBODIES AND BINDING FRAGMENTS THEREOF DIRECTED TO THE MELANOCORTIN-4 RECEPTOR AND THEIR USE IN THE TREATMENT OF CACHEXIA AND RELATED CONDITIONS AND DISEASES - Disclosed are monoclonal antibodies, binding fragments, and derivatives thereof directed to the human melanocortin-4 receptor, as well as pharmaceutical compositions including the same, and therapeutic uses, including methods for treating cachexia and related conditions and diseases, using such monoclonal antibodies, binding fragments, derivatives, and pharmaceutical compositions.02-24-2011
20110044986ANTI-AMYLOID ANTIBODIES AND USES THEREOF - Compositions for treating neurodegenerative or amyloidogenic disorders such as Alzheimer's disease (AD) are provided. More particularly, anti-amyloid-beta antibodies, compositions containing such antibodies, corresponding nucleic acids, vectors and host cells, and methods of making such antibodies are provided.02-24-2011
20120269815NEUROTROPHINS AND USES THEREOF - A neurotrophin polypeptide, and a biologically active fragment thereof, are described. Also, methods are disclosed that include providing a composition comprising the neurotrophin polypeptide to a subject, wherein the composition is effective to ameliorate at least one symptom or clinical sign of a condition treatable with a neurotrophin when the composition is administered to a subject in need of treatment for a condition treatable with a neurotrophin.10-25-2012
20120269816Monoclonal Antibodies for Enhancing or Inhibiting Insulin-Like Growth Factor-I - The present invention provides αVβ3 integrin cysteine loop domain agonists and antagonists (including peptide agonists and antagonists and analogs thereof), along with methods of using the same.10-25-2012
20090196873Methods and compositions for treating diseases targeting CDCP1 - Methods and compositions for detecting and treating a disease, particularly cancer, associated with differential expression of CDCP1 in disease cells compared to healthy cells. Also provided are antagonists or agonists of CDCP1, and methods for screening agents that modulate the CDCP1 level or activity in vivo or in vitro.08-06-2009
20120321630ANTIBODIES AGAINST G-CSFR AND USES THEREOF - The present disclosure provides proteins comprising antigen binding domains of antibodies that bind to human granulocyte-colony stimulating factor receptor.12-20-2012
20110236389Human Angiostatin Interacting and Tumor Metastasis Involving Protein Variants and Uses Thereof - The invention provides human angiostatin interacting and tumor metastasis involving protein (HAI-TMIP) isoforms, namely HAI-TMIP variants 1 to 7, and human protein complexes comprising HAI-TMIP variant 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 or 7. The invention also provides antibodies that immunospecifically bind to HAI-TMIP variant 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 or 7 or a complex comprising such a variant, and uses of such antibodies. The present invention provides peptides which may be used as immunogens to distinguish between the HAI-TMIP variants. The invention further provides compounds that modulate the expression and/or activity of HAI-TMIP variant 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 or 7, or a complex comprising such a variant, and uses of such compounds in the prevention, treatment and/or management of various disorders, in particular, cancer.09-29-2011
20090117122Resistin Antagonists and Their Use - Resistin antagonists, including antibodies reactive with defined epitopes, are disclosed. Methods of utilizing resistin antagonists to treat or alleviate the symptoms of the diseases with aberrant fibroblast activity including interstitial lung diseases, hypertrophic scarring, keloid scarring and scleroderma are also disclosed. Antigens useful for raising antibodies against human resistin are also disclosed.05-07-2009
20100233176METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR PREDICTING MISFOLDED PROTEIN EPITOPES - A method and system to identify an epitope unique to a misfolded form of a protein is provided. Sets of one or more amino acid residues are selected from a model representing the structure of the protein; the free energy of unfolding of each set is determined; and the epitope is identified from the sets having a total probability of unfolding above a minimum probability or a free energy of unfolding below a minimum energy. In other aspects, the invention provides for the use of epitopes identified by the epitope prediction methods, and related antibodies, to diagnose and treat disease and to screen samples for the presence of such epitopes.09-16-2010
20100233175ANTIBODIES RELATING TO PIVKAII AND USES THEREOF - The present invention relates to antibodies that may be used, for example, in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of haepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), liver cancer and related conditions.09-16-2010
20110262442COMPOSITIONS FOR TREATING CNS DISORDERS - The present invention provides combination therapies for treating a disease, disorder, or condition, and methods thereof.10-27-2011
20120321635Composition Containing Inhibitors of the Expression or Activity of SH3RF2 for Preventing or Treating Cancer - The present invention relates to a composition comprising an inhibitor of the expression or activity of SH3 domain containing ring finger 2 (SH3RF2) for preventing or treating cancers. More specifically, since the SH3RF2 protein, of which the expression level increases in various cancer tissues, binds to PAK4, which is a cancer-associated gene, to regulate an apoptosis inhibitory function of the PAK4 protein by ubiquitination activity of SH3RF2 RING domain, cancer cells, in which the expression of SH3RF2 is inhibited, sensitively respond to the induction of apoptosis to promote apoptosis and reduce in vivo tumorigenicity, such that the inhibitor of the expression or activity of SHRF2 can be useful as a composition for preventing or treating cancers.12-20-2012
20120321636ANTIBODIES SPECIFIC FOR SCLEROSTIN AND METHODS FOR INCREASING BONE MINERALIZATION - Compositions and methods relating to antibodies that specifically bind to TGF-beta binding proteins are provided. These methods and compositions relate to altering bone mineral density by interfering with the interaction between a TGF-beta binding protein sclerostin and a TGF-beta superfamily member, particularly a bone morphogenic protein. Increasing bone mineral density has uses in diseases and conditions in which low bone mineral density typifies the condition, such as osteopenia, osteoporosis, and bone fractures.12-20-2012
20120321631ANTI-INFLAMMATORY AGENTS - This invention is in the field of treating or preventing inflammation in humans and animals and relates to pharmaceutical compositions and methods for treating or preventing various inflammatory conditions. In particular, the invention relates to compositions and methods for treating or preventing inflammatory conditions such as citrulline related inflammatory diseases. The invention provides specific binding molecules directed against citrulline-containing epitopes for use in the therapy and prevention of inflammatory conditions.12-20-2012
20120321634ESTROGEN RECEPTORS AND METHODS OF USE - The present invention provides isolated polypeptides having an amino acid sequence having at least 70% identity to SEQ ID NO:20, wherein the polypeptide has ER-α36 activity. The invention further provides methods for identifying agents that bind to such polypeptides, methods for detecting such polypeptides, and methods for altering the activity of such polypeptides. Also provided are antibodies that specifically bind to an amino acid sequence depicted at SEQ ID NO:1, or an immunogenic fragment thereof, and methods for making and using such antibodies.12-20-2012
20120321633ANTI-HUMAN EPO RECEPTOR ANTIBODIES AND METHODS OF USE - Herein is reported an antibody that specifically binds to human EPO receptor, wherein the antibody binds to EPO receptor fragment LPGPGGSVDIV (SEQ ID NO: 01) but that does not specifically bind to a protein obtainable from human endothelial cells that has a molecular weight of about 66 kD.12-20-2012
20120321632NEUTRALIZING PROLACTIN RECEPTOR ANTIBODIES AND THEIR THERAPEUTIC USE - The present invention is directed to pharmaceutical compositions containing one or more neutralizing prolactin receptor antibodies and antigen binding fragments, and their use in the treatment or prevention of benign disorders and indications mediated by the prolactin receptor such as endometriosis, adenomyosis, non-hormonal female contraception, benign breast disease and mastalgia, lactation inhibition, benign prostate hyperplasia, fibroids, hyper- and normoprolactinemic hair loss, and cotreatment in combined hormone therapy to inhibit mammary epithelial cell proliferation. The composition of the invention blocks prolactin receptor-mediated signaling.12-20-2012
20120321629STEM CELL FACTOR INHIBITOR - Provided herein are methods, compositions, and uses relating to inhibitors of stem cell factor. For example, provided herein are antibodies targeting stem cell factor and methods for treating fibrotic and tissue remodeling diseases.12-20-2012
20120087924Recombinant B. pseudomallei Adhesin Protein and Methods and Uses Thereof - Isolated and/or recombinant adhesin polypeptides from 04-12-2012
20120282260ANTI-HERPES SIMPLEX VIRUS ANTIBODIES AND METHODS OF USE THEREOF - The invention provides antibodies and polypeptides that specifically bind to the glycoprotein D of herpes simplex virus (HSV) and use of the antibodies and polypeptides for treating or diagnosing HSV infections.11-08-2012
20120282259MUTANT SMOOTHENED AND METHODS OF USING THE SAME - The emergence of mutations in tyrosine kinases following treatment of cancer patients with molecular-targeted therapy represents a major mechanism of acquired drug resistance. Here, we describe a mutation in the serpentine receptor, Smoothened (SMO), which results in resistance to a Hedgehog (Hh) pathway inhibitor in medulloblastoma. A single amino acid substitution in a conserved aspartic acid residue of SMO maintains Hh signaling, but results in the inability of the Hh pathway inhibitor, GDC-0449, to bind SMO and suppress the pathway. This mutation was not only acquired in a GDC-0449-resistant mouse model of medulloblastoma, but was identified in a Medulloblastoma patient following relapse on GDC-0449. The invention provides screening methods to detect SMO mutations and methods to screen for drugs that specifically modulate mutant SMO exhibiting drug resistance.11-08-2012
20120093824METHODS FOR TREATING PRURITUS BY ADMINISTERING AN ANTIBODY THAT SPECIFICALLY BINDS HUMAN PAR2 - The present invention provides methods for treating pruritus by blocking human protease activated receptor-2 (PAR2) activity. The methods of the invention can be used to treat pruritus associated with atopic dermatitis, psoriasis, burn scarring, hypertrophic scarring, keloids, renal failure or hepatic failure. The methods of the invention include administering an antibody or antigen-binding fragment thereof that specifically binds human PAR2.04-19-2012
20110293620Monoclonal Antibodies For Use In Diagnosis and Therapy of Cancers and Autoimmune Disease - The specification describes the sequences for antibodies that recognize the HLA-A2-restricted peptide PR-I in the context of HLA presentation on the surface of cancer cells. Use of these antibodies in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer and immune-related diseases are also provided.12-01-2011
20120100147NOVEL ANTIBODIES AND THEIR USES IN THERAPEUTIC AND DIAGNOSTIC METHODS - Polyclonal and monoclonal antibodies which specifically recognize the KTPAF50 protein, and compositions comprising thereof are provided. Also provided are uses of the KTPAF50-specific antibodies, in the diagnosis and therapeutic of conditions such as cancer, autoimmune diseases, graft rejection, neurodegenerative diseases and diabetes.04-26-2012
20120100146NUCLEOTIDE AND AMINO ACID SEQUENCES RELATING TO RESPIRATORY DISEASES AND OBESITY - This invention relates to genes identified from human chromosome 12q23-qter, which are associated with various diseases, including asthma. The invention also relates to the nucleotide sequences of these genes, isolated nucleic acids comprising these nucleotide sequences, and isolated polypeptides or peptides encoded thereby. The invention further relates to vectors and host cells comprising the disclosed nucleotide sequences, or fragments thereof, as well as antibodies that bind to the encoded polypeptides or peptides. Also related are ligands that modulate the activity of the disclosed genes or gene products. In addition, the invention relates to methods and compositions employing the disclosed nucleic acids, polypeptides or peptides, antibodies, and/or ligands for use in diagnostics and therapeutics for asthma and other diseases.04-26-2012
20120100145METHODS FOR TREATING B-CELL LYMPHOMA BY ADMINISTERING AN ANTI-CD20 ANTIBODY - The present invention provides methods for treating a B-cell lymphoma in a human subject. The methods of the invention comprise administering to a subject in need thereof an antibody or antigen-binding fragment thereof that specifically binds human CD20. In certain embodiments, the methods of the invention are useful for treating non-Hodgkin's B-cell lymphoma.04-26-2012
20120100144Biomarker and Treatment for Cancer - A correlation between expression of JMJD6 polypeptide and breast cancer metastasis exists accordingly the present invention relates a diagnostic, prognostic and therapeutic biomarker to distinguish between early and advanced/metastatic cancer particularly breast cancer, including compounds and methods to treat the same.04-26-2012
20120100143IMMUNOGENIC PROTEINS FROM GENOME-DERIVED OUTER MEMBRANE OF LEPTOSPIRA AND COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS BASED THEREON - outer membrane proteins (OMPs) LP1454, LP1118, LP1939, MCEII, CADF-like1, CADF-like2, CADF-like3, Lp0022, Lp1499, Lp4337, Lp328 or L21 are provided. The OMPS can be used as tools for developing effective vaccines or diagnostic methods for leptospirosis. Expression vectors for the OMP genes are further provided. The antigenic properties of the 04-26-2012
20120288506C-KIT ANTIBODIES AND USES THEREOF - This invention is directed to antibodies that specifically bind to an extracellular domain of human c-Kit, pharmaceutical compositions comprising these antibodies, and their use in treating cancer.11-15-2012
20120288507WISE BINDING AGENTS AND EPITOPES - The present invention relates to binding agents for WISE, and includes methods for their manufacture and use.11-15-2012
20100203055HAIR REGROWTH PROMOTER - It is intended to provide a hair growth promoting agent, hair regrowth promoting agent or therapeutic for alopecia by determining an endogenous factor that inhibits hair growth and screening for substances that inhibit the activity or expression of the endogenous factor. It has been found that FGF18 inhibits hair growth. A method of screening for substances that inhibit the activity of FGF18 or substances that inhibit the expression of FGF18 to thereby obtain candidates for the hair growth promoting agent, hair regrowth promoting agent or therapeutic for alopecia is disclosed. Also disclosed is a hair growth promoting agent, hair regrowth promoting agent or therapeutic for alopecia comprising, as an active ingredient(s), a substance that inhibit the activity of FGF18 and/or a substance that inhibits the expression of FGF18 such as a partial peptide of FGF18 or a 08-12-2010
20100183619Neutralizing Antibodies and Methods of Use Thereof - This invention provides monoclonal antibodies that recognize the Toll-like Receptor 4/MD-2 receptor complex, and monoclonal antibodies that recognize the TLR4/MD2 complex as well as TLR4 when not complexed with MD-2. The invention further provides methods of using the humanized monoclonal antibodies as therapeutics. This invention also provides soluble chimeric proteins, methods of expressing and purifying soluble chimeric proteins, and methods of using soluble chimeric proteins as therapeutics, in screening assays and in the production of antibodies.07-22-2010
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20130011402COMPOSITIONS 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.01-10-2013
20130011406ANTI-KIT ANTIBODIES AND USES THEREOF - Provided herein, in one aspect, are antibodies that immunospecifically bind to a human KIT antigen comprising the fourth and/or fifth extracellular Ig-like domains (that is, D4 and/or D5 domains), polynucleotides comprising nucleotide sequences encoding such antibodies, and expression vectors and host cells for producing such antibodies. The antibodies can inhibit KIT activity, such as ligand-induced receptor phosphorylation. Also provided herein are kits and pharmaceutical compositions comprising antibodies that specifically bind to a KIT antigen, as well as methods of treating or managing a KIT-mediated disorder or disease and methods of diagnosing a KIT-mediated disorder or disease using the antibodies described herein.01-10-2013
20130011405ANTAGONIST 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.01-10-2013
20130017202Pharmaceutical compositions and methods of treatmentAANM Epshtein; Oleg IliichAACI MoscowAACO RUAAGP Epshtein; Oleg Iliich Moscow RUAANM Sergeeva; Svetlana AlexandrovnaAACI MoscowAACO RUAAGP Sergeeva; Svetlana Alexandrovna Moscow RUAANM Dolgovyh; Liudmila FyodorovnaAACI ChelyabinskAACO RUAAGP Dolgovyh; Liudmila Fyodorovna Chelyabinsk RUAANM Kheyfets; Irina AnatolievnaAACI DolgoprudnyAACO RUAAGP Kheyfets; Irina Anatolievna Dolgoprudny RUAANM Dugina; Julia LeonidovnaAACI MoscowAACO RUAAGP Dugina; Julia Leonidovna Moscow RUAANM Zabolotneva; Julia AlexandrovnaAACI MoscowAACO RUAAGP Zabolotneva; Julia Alexandrovna Moscow RUAANM Tarasov; Sergey AlexandrovichAACI GolitsynoAACO RUAAGP Tarasov; Sergey Alexandrovich Golitsyno RU - The present invention provides pharmaceutical compositions comprising an activated potentiated form of an antibody to human cannabinoid receptor and use in the treatment of obesity and related metabolic disorders. The present invention further provides pharmaceutical compositions comprising an activated potentiated form of an antibody to human cannabinoid receptor and activated potentiated form of an antibody to protein S-100 for use in the treatment of addiction to psychoactive substances.01-17-2013
20130017206MCAM MODULATION AND USES THEREOF - Methods, uses, agents and compositions useful for the diagnosis, prevention and/or treatment of inflammatory conditions, such as neuroinflammatory conditions such as multiple sclerosis, and for the identification and selection of inflammatory cytokine-secreting T cell or a precursor thereof, based on the expression and/or modulation of melanoma cell adhesion molecule (MCAM) are disclosed.01-17-2013
20130017204Genes of an Otitis Media Isolate of Nontypeable Haemophilus Influenzae - The invention relates to the polynucleotide sequence of a nontypeable stain of 01-17-2013
20130017203METHODS OF TREATING AND PREVENTING STAPHYLOCOCCUS AUREUS INFECTIONS AND ASSOCIATED CONDITIONS - The present invention relates to methods and compositions for preventing and treating 01-17-2013
20130017205Inhibition of AXL Signaling in Anti-Metastatic Therapy - Compositions and methods are provided for alleviating cancer in a mammal by administering a therapeutic dose of a pharmaceutical composition that inhibits activity of AXL protein activity, for example by competitive or non-competitive inhibition of the binding interaction between AXL and its ligand GAS6.01-17-2013
20110158999ANTAGONISTS OF PROTEASE ACTIVATED RECEPTOR-1 (PAR1) - The present invention provides antibodies or antigen-binding molecules that specifically recognize and antagonize human PAR1 receptor. Also provided in the invention are polynucleotides and vectors that encode such molecules and host cells that harbor the polynucleotides or vectors.06-30-2011
20110158998HELMINTH ANTIGEN AND IMMUNOTHERAPY - A helminth protein immunogen is described. Included as the immunogen is an isolated protein comprising an immunogenic, extracellular fragment of a schistosome tegument protein selected from the group consisting of a TSP-1 protein; a TSP-2 protein; and a 7TM protein. An antibody which binds the isolated protein is also described. Additionally, an immunotherapeutic composition comprising the immunogenic protein and an immunologically acceptable carrier, diluent or excipient is described. Furthermore, a vaccine comprising the immunogenic protein is described. Also described are an isolated nucleic acid that encodes the immunogenic protein and a genetic construct comprising that isolated nucleic acid. Further, a host cell comprising the genetic construct is described. A method of immunizing against 06-30-2011
20130022608FULL-LENGTH IgG IMMUNOGLOBULINS CAPABLE OF RECOGNIZING A HETEROSUBTYPE NEUTRALIZING EPITOPE ON THE HEMAGGLUTININ STEM REGION AND USES THEREOF - Monoclonal antibodies that are full-length IgG-isotype immunoglobulins and that are characterized by a high broad-range neutralizing activity against the influenza A virus and capable of recognizing a specific hemagglutinin epitope that is highly conserved among different influenza A virus subtypes are provided. Also provided are therapeutic, prophylactic and diagnostic uses of such immunoglobulins.01-24-2013
20130022606NEUTRALIZING PROLACTIN RECEPTOR ANTIBODIES AND THEIR THERAPEUTIC USE - The present invention is directed to the neutralizing prolactin receptor antibody 006-H07, and antigen binding fragments, pharmaceutical compositions containing them and their use in the treatment or prevention of benign disorders and indications mediated by the prolactin receptor such as endometriosis, adenomyosis, non-hormonal female contraception, benign breast disease and mastalgia, lactation inhibition, benign prostate hyperplasia, fibroids, hyper- and normoprolactinemic hair loss, and cotreatment in combined hormone therapy to inhibit mammary epithelial cell proliferation. The antibodies of the invention block prolactin receptor-mediated signaling.01-24-2013
20130022605ANTAGONISTS AGAINST TNFR1 AND METHODS OF USE THEREFOR - The invention provides methods for treating inflammatory diseases (e.g., chronic inflammatory diseases) comprising administering an antagonist of Tumor Necrosis Factor Receptor 1. The invention also provides ligands that contain an immunoglobulin single variable domain (domain antibody, dAb) monomer that binds Tumor Necrosis Factor Receptor 1, and methods of using the ligands. Also provided are nucleic acids encoding the ligands, recombinant host cells and methods for preparing the ligands.01-24-2013
20080254033Pharmaceutical Compositions Containing Antagonists to Lrp4, Lrp8 or Megalin for Treatment of Diseases - The present invention provides LRP4, LRP8 and LRP2 (megalin) polypeptides; polynucleotides encoding such; modulators of LRP4, LRP8 and LRP2 activity; and pharmaceutical compositions for the treatment of diseases. Compositions of the invention contain a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier or excipient and at least one modulator that is capable of binding to or interfering with the activity of LRP4, LRP8, LRP2 and active fragments thereof. The invention provides modulators, such as antibodies, RNAi molecules, anti-sense molecules and ribozymes. Additionally, the invention includes methods for the treatment of diseases, such as proliferative diseases and degenerative diseases, and methods of administration of the compositions of the invention.10-16-2008
20080248043Antibodies to SARS coronavirus - The present invention relates to antibodies including human antibodies and antigen-binding portions thereof that specifically bind to human SARS-CoV S protein, and that function to neutralize SARS-CoV. The invention also relates to antibodies that are 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-SARS-CoV S protein 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-SARS-CoV S protein antibodies. The invention also relates to transgenic animals or plants comprising nucleic acid molecules of the present invention.10-09-2008
20130171157NOGO Receptor-Mediated Blockade of Axonal Growth - Disclosed are NgR proteins and biologically active Nogo (ligand) protein fragments. Also disclosed are compositions and methods for modulating the expression or activity of the Nogo and NgR protein. Also disclosed are peptides which block Nogo-mediated inhibition of axonal extension. The compositions and methods of the invention are useful in the treatment of cranial or cerebral trauma, spinal cord injury, stroke or a demyelinating disease.07-04-2013
20130171158TREATMENT OF ABNORMALITIES OF GLUCOSE METABOLISM WITH AN ANTAGONIST OF INHIBITOR OF DIFFERENTIATION 1 - A method of treating or preventing an abnormality of glucose metabolism in a subject, the method comprising administering an antagonist of Inhibitor of Differentiation 1 (Id1) to the subject.07-04-2013
20130171152ANTIBODIES TO MUC16 AND METHODS OF USE THEREOF - The invention provides antibodies, and antigen-binding fragments thereof, that specifically bind to a polypeptide, or antigenic portion thereof, wherein the polypeptide is selected from a) MUC16 ectodomain polypeptide, b) MUC16 cytoplasmic domain polypeptide, and c) MUC16 extracellular domain polypeptide that contains a cysteine loop polypeptide. The invention's antibodies and compositions containing them are useful in diagnostic and therapeutic applications for diseases in which MUC16 is overexpressed, such as cancer.07-04-2013
20130171153PROTEINS THAT BIND PI16 AND USES THEREOF - The present disclosure provides an isolated protein comprising at least one antibody variable region that is capable of binding to peptidase inhibitor 16 (PI16), wherein the protein is also capable of competitively inhibiting binding of an antibody produced by a hybridoma designated CRCBT-02-001 deposited with the ATCC under Accession Number PTA-10685 to PI16. The present invention also provides use of the protein, e.g., in diagnosis, therapy or to isolate cells, preferably Treg cells.07-04-2013
20130171155Inhibitors 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′)07-04-2013
20130171156BMP-1 Procollagen C-Proteinase for Diagnosis and Treatment of Bone and Soft Tissue Defects and Disorders - Uses of BMP-1 isoforms for diagnosing and treating defects and disorders of bone and soft tissues are described. Also described is a newly isolated variant of the BMP-1 isoform BMP-1-3.07-04-2013
20130171149Anti-ANGPTL3 Antibodies and Uses Thereof - A fully human antibody or antigen-binding fragment of a human antibody that specifically binds and inhibits or interferes with at least one activity of human angiopoietin-like protein 3 (hANGPTL3) is provided. The human anti-hANGPTL3 antibodies are useful in treating diseases or disorders associated with ANGPTL3, such as hyperlipidemia, hyperlipoproteinemia and dyslipidemia, including hypertriglyceridemia, hypercholesterolemia, chylomicronemia, and so forth. Furthermore, the anti-hANGPTL3 antibodies can be administered to a subject in need thereof to prevent or treat diseases or disorders, for which abnormal lipid metabolism is a risk factor. Such diseases or disorders include cardiovascular diseases, such as atherosclerosis and coronary artery diseases; acute pancreatitis; nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH); diabetes; obesity; and the like.07-04-2013
20080241155Death domain containing receptor 4 - The present invention relates to novel Death Domain Containing Receptor-4 (DR4) proteins which are members of the tumor necrosis factor (TNF) receptor family. In particular, isolated nucleic acid molecules are provided encoding the human DR4 proteins. DR4 polypeptides are also provided as are vectors, host cells and recombinant methods for producing the same. The invention further relates to screening methods for identifying agonists and antagonists of DR4 activity and methods for using DR4 polynucleotides and polypeptides. The invention also relates to the treatment of diseases associated with reduced or increased levels of apoptosis using antibodies specific for DR4, which may be agonists and/or antagonists of DR4 activity.10-02-2008
20080241153Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor C (VEGF-C) Protein and Gene, Mutants Thereof, and Uses Thereof - Provided are purified and isolated VEGF-C polypeptides capable of binding to at least one of KDR receptor tyrosine kinase (VEGFR-2) and Flt4 receptor tyrosine kinase (VEGFR-3); analogs of such peptides that have VEGF-C-like or VEGF-like biological activities or that are VEGF or VEGF-C inhibitors; polynucleotides encoding the polypeptides; vectors and host cells that embody the polynucleotides; pharmaceutical compositions and diagnostic reagents comprising the polypeptides; and methods of making and using the polypeptides.10-02-2008
20080233126G Proteins, Polynucleotides Encoding the Same and Utilization Thereof - A novel protein (Gm1) includes an amino acid sequence part having a high homology with a domain having a high homology with a GTP binding site and a GTPase site conserved among G protein α subunits and a trimer forming domain conserved among G protein α subunits. The Gm1 protein is involved in signal transduction via a G protein-coupled receptor (GPCR) stimulation. The Gm1 protein is expressed intensively in human brain, thymus, testes, spleen, small intestine, uterus and heart. A method for screening for a substance capable of regulating a cellular signal transduction employs a polynucleotide encoding the Gm1 protein.09-25-2008
20080233124COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR THE THERAPY AND DIAGNOSIS OF OVARIAN CANCER - Compositions and methods for the therapy and diagnosis of cancer, particularly ovarian cancer, are disclosed. Illustrative compositions comprise one or more ovarian tumor polypeptides, immunogenic portions thereof, polynucleotides that encode such polypeptides, antigen presenting cell that expresses such polypeptides, and T cells that are specific for cells expressing such polypeptides. The disclosed compositions are useful, for example, in the diagnosis, prevention and/or treatment of diseases, particularly ovarian cancer.09-25-2008
20080233123Polypeptide from haemophilus influenzae - The invention provides BASB203 polypeptides and polynucleotides encoding BASB203 polypeptides and methods for producing such polypeptides by recombinant techniques. Also provided are diagnostic, prophylactic and therapeutic uses.09-25-2008
20080226647Monoclonal Antibodies Against The Interferon Receptor, With Neutralizing Activity Against Type I Interferon - The invention relates to a monoclonal antibody directed against the human interferon class I receptor (IFN-R) characterized by the following properties: it recognizes the extracellular domain of the human IFN-R, and it has a neutralizing capacity against the biological properties of the human type I-IFN. It further concerns their use for the diagnosis.09-18-2008
20080226646USE OF BIOMOLECULAR TARGETS IN THE TREATMENT AND VISUALIZATION OF TUMORS - The present invention relates to the use of a protein that is differentially expressed in primary brain tumor tissues, as compared to normal brain tissues, as a biomolecular target for tumor treatment therapies. The protein is also expressed in tissues from adenocarcinoma, non-melanoma, and renal carcinoma cells. Immunotherapeutic and immunoimaging agents that specifically bind to an identified brain tumor target protein are provided. The present invention also provides compounds and pharmaceutically acceptable compositions for administration in the methods of the invention.09-18-2008
20080226645Methods and compositions for assessment and treatment of asthma - The present invention provides methods and compositions for the assessment and treatment of asthma and other inflammatory diseases, particularly those mediated by interleukin-13 (IL-13). The present invention also provides arrays comprising markers for asthma as well as IL-13 responsiveness. The markers of the present invention can be used in methods to diagnose a patient as having asthma or an IL-13-mediated condition, to evaluate the effectiveness of potential therapeutic agents, to identify or evaluate agents capable of modulating marker expression levels, and to select a treatment for a patient suffering from asthma or an IL-13-mediated condition.09-18-2008
20080226644Novel cancer associated protein - The present invention relates to a novel polypeptide (BCMP 101) compositions comprising the polypeptide, including vaccines, and antibodies that are immunospecific for the polypeptide. The use of the polypeptide in the diagnosis, prophylaxis and treatment of cancer, in particular breast cancer is also provided.09-18-2008
20080226643COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR THE THERAPY AND DIAGNOSIS OF BREAST CANCER - Compositions and methods for the therapy and diagnosis of cancer, particularly breast cancer, are disclosed. Illustrative compositions comprise one or more breast tumor polypeptides, immunogenic portions thereof, polynucleotides that encode such polypeptides, antigen presenting cell that expresses such polypeptides, and T cells that are specific for cells expressing such polypeptides. The disclosed compositions are useful, for example, in the diagnosis, prevention and/or treatment of diseases, particularly breast cancer.09-18-2008
20080226642COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR THE THERAPY AND DIAGNOSIS OF OVARIAN CANCER - Compositions and methods for the therapy and diagnosis of cancer, particularly ovarian cancer, are disclosed. Illustrative compositions comprise one or more ovarian tumor polypeptides, immunogenic portions thereof, polynucleotides that encode such polypeptides, antigen presenting cell that expresses such polypeptides, and T cells that are specific for cells expressing such polypeptides. The disclosed compositions are useful, for example, in the diagnosis, prevention and/or treatment of diseases, particularly ovarian cancer.09-18-2008
20080226641Outer surface proteins, their genes, and their use - According to the present invention, a series of genes are identified in Group B 09-18-2008
20080226640C1q Related Protein - This invention relates to a novel protein, termed INSP162, herein identified as a secreted protein containing c1q and collagen domains and to the use of this protein and nucleic acid sequence from the encoding gene in the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of disease.09-18-2008
20080226639Heparin Binding Peptide - The invention relates to new peptide fragments capable of stimulating neurite outgrowth, stimulating of cell survival, stimulating neural plasticity associated with memory and learning, and modulating cell motility. The biological activity of the peptide fragments is associated with their capability of binding and activating a neurotrophin receptor of the Trk family. The peptide fragments of the invention comprise an amino acid motif which is essential for binding and activating a neurotrophin receptor of the Trk family. The invention also concerns pharmaceutical compositions comprising the compounds and uses thereof for prevention and/or treatment of conditions and/or diseases, wherein neurotrophing, Tkr receptors and/or NCAM play an important role, and wherein stimulating of neurite outgrowth, cell survival, neural plasticity associated with memory and learning, and/or modulating cell motility is beneficial for treatment.09-18-2008
20080226638Modifier of Organelle Metabolism - Provided herein are methods for the treatment of metabolism disorders by delivering a therapeutically effective amount of a modulator of a SOUP1 polypeptide. The invention also relates to a nucleic acid molecule encoding a polypeptide contributing to membrane stability and/or function of organelles.09-18-2008
20080226637Haemophilus influenzae BASB206 gene and protein - This invention relates to polynucleotides, (herein referred to as “BASB206 polynucleotide(s)”), polypeptides encoded by them (referred to herein as “BASB206” or “BASB206 polypeptide(s)”), recombinant materials and methods for their production. In another aspect, the invention relates to methods for using such polypeptides and polynucleotides, including vaccines against bacterial infections. In a further aspect, the invention relates to diagnostic assays for detecting infection of certain pathogens.09-18-2008
20110274694ERK1/2 Posphorylation Site Specific Antibody - The invention relates to an antibody specific to Erk1/2 phosphorylated at Thr188 and a method for producing the same. The invention also relates to an in vitro method for determining the presence of phosphorylated Erk1/2 in a sample using the antibody of the invention. Therefore, the invention also comprises an assay for diagnosing a heart disease in vitro comprising the antibody of the invention and certain uses of the antibody. Moreover the invention relates to a peptide used to produce the antibody.11-10-2011
20110274693STAPHYLOCOCCUS AUREUS LEUKOCIDINS, THERAPEUTIC COMPOSITIONS, AND USES THEREOF - Disclosed herein are isolated and purified 11-10-2011
20110274692Screening Methods - The present invention provides polypeptide binding agents, e.g. antibodies, that exhibit the ability to kinetically modulate the binding and signaling of biological signaling complexes, e.g., receptor-ligand complexes; methods of identifying such polypeptide binding agents, methods of making such polypeptide binding agents, compositions comprising such polypeptide binding agents, and methods of using such polypeptide binding agents.11-10-2011
20110274691FERROPORTIN ANTIBODIES AND METHODS OF USE - Compositions for treating disorders of iron homeostasis are provided. More particularly, anti-ferroportin antibodies, compositions containing such antibodies, corresponding nucleic acids, vectors and host cells, and methods of making such antibodies are provided.11-10-2011
20110274690COMPOSITIONS 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.11-10-2011
20130171159PHOSPHORYLATED TWIST1 AND METASTASIS - The present application relates to methods for metastasis in a subject by modulating the phosphorylation of the Serine 42 of Twist1 by administering to said subject a therapeutically effective amount of a modulator of said phosphorylation of the Serine 42 of Twist1. Antibodies, uses methods and biomarkers based on the 07-04-2013
20130171150FELINE PICORNA VIRUS AND USES THEREOF - The invention is directed to a Feline Picorna Virus, an isolated nucleic acid and amino acid sequences therefrom, and uses thereof.07-04-2013
20130171151Galacto-rhamnogalacturonate compositions for the treatment of non-alcoholic steatohepatitis and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease - Aspects of the invention provide methods for treatment of nonalcoholic steatohepatitis and associated liver fibrosis. In particular, aspects of the invention relate to the use of a therapeutic formulation comprising a galacto-rhamnogalacturonate compound for the treatment of nonalcoholic steatohepatitis and associated liver fibrosis.07-04-2013
20130171154ANTI-CD38 ANTIBODIES - Isolated antibodies that bind to human CD38 and cynomolgus CD38 are disclosed. Also disclosed are pharmaceutical compositions comprising the disclosed antibodies, and therapeutic and diagnostic methods for using the disclosed antibodies.07-04-2013
20090186029Antibodies that specifically bind hedgehog-derived polypeptides - The present invention provides two novel polypeptides, referred to as the “N” and “C” fragments of hedgehog, or N-terminal and C-terminal fragments, respectively, which are derived after specific cleavage at a G′CF site recognized by the autoproteolytic domain in the native protein. Also included are sterol-modified hedgehog polypeptides and functional fragments thereof. Methods of identifying compositions which affect hedgehog activity based on inhibition of cholesterol modification of hedgehog protein are described.07-23-2009
20090155282ANTIBODIES DIRECTED TO THE DELETION MUTANTS OF EPIDERMAL GROWTH FACTOR RECEPTOR AND USES THEREOF - The present invention relates to novel antibodies, particularly antibodies directed against deletion mutants of epidermal growth factor receptor and particularly to the type III deletion mutant, EGFRvIII. The invention also relates to human monoclonal antibodies directed against deletion mutants of epidermal growth factor receptor and particularly to EGFRvIII. Diagnostic and therapeutic formulations of such antibodies, and immunoconjugates thereof, are also provided.06-18-2009
20130129742Human leukolectins and uses thereof - The present invention relates to a polypeptide, described as a lectin, its encoding nucleic acid sequence and antibodies to the polypeptide and their use in various medical applications, particularly for treating or preventing an autoimmune disorder, an inflammatory disorder or damaged skin in an animal.05-23-2013
20130177571Anti-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.07-11-2013
20130177568BLOOD-BRAIN BARRIER PERMEABLE PEPTIDE COMPOSITIONS - Blood-brain barrier permeable peptide compositions that contain variable antigen binding domains from camelid and/or shark heavy-chain only single-domain antibodies are described. The variable antigen binding domains of the peptide compositions bind to therapeutic and diagnostic biomarkers in the central nervous system, such as the amyloid-beta peptide biomarker for Alzheimer's disease. The peptide compositions contain constant domains from human IgG, camelid IgG, and/or shark IgNAR. The peptide compositions include heavy-chain only single-domain antibodies and compositions with one or more variable antigen binding domain bound to one or more constant domains.07-11-2013
20130177569NUCLEIC ACIDS AND CORRESPONDING PROTEINS ENTITLED 202P5A5 USEFUL IN TREATMENT AND DETECTION OF CANCER - A novel gene 202P5A5 and its encoded protein, and variants thereof, are described wherein 202P5A5 exhibits tissue specific expression in normal adult tissue, and is aberrantly expressed in the cancers listed in Table I. Consequently, 202P5A5 provides a diagnostic, prognostic, prophylactic and/or therapeutic target for cancer. The 202P5A5 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 202P5A5 can be used in active or passive immunization.07-11-2013
20130177570ANTI-HUMAN FOLATE RECEPTOR BETA ANTIBODIES AND METHODS OF USE - Human anti-human folate receptor beta antibodies and antigen-binding fragments thereof are described, as well as methods of using such antibodies and fragments to treat inflammatory disorders or cancers expressing cell surface FRβ.07-11-2013
20130142798Methods for diagnosing cancer and decreasing metastasis by cancer cells - The invention provides a protein that is a tumor marker protein. This protein can be used to prepare antibodies that bind to the tumor marker protein. These antibodies can be used to reduce, or eliminate metastasis by cancer cells that produce the tumor marker protein. In addition, the invention provides methods that can be used to diagnose cancer, and metastasis by cancer cells.06-06-2013
20130142803Haemophilus Influenzae Type IV PILI - The invention described herein relates to a 06-06-2013
20130177567NOVEL C3C EPITOPE, ANTIBODIES BINDING THERETO, AND USE THEREOF - Provided are antibodies directed against a novel epitope on the human C307-11-2013
20090214552Novel Egg Receptors for Sperm Proteins - The present invention relates to novel egg membrane protein receptors and to methods of inhibiting the interaction of sperm proteins with egg proteins. The invention further relates to methods of preventing and inhibiting sperm-egg binding, sperm-egg fusion, and fertilization. The invention further relates to the egg membrane proteins MET and ZEP.08-27-2009
20080248040Nucleic Acid Molecules Encoding Novel Human Low-Voltage Activated Calcium Channel Proteins, Designed-Alpha 1I-1 and Alpha 1I-2, Encoded Proteins and Methods of Use Thereof - Disclosed are mammalian nucleic acid sequences encoding α1I subunit isoforms of a voltage-gated calcium channel. Specifically disclosed are novel variants of the α1I subunit designated herein as α1I-1 and α1I-2. In other aspects, the disclosure relates to expression vectors which encode the novel subunits of the invention, as well as cells containing such vectors. Antibodies specific for each of the variant subunits are also provided. The nucleic acid sequences of the invention find application, for example, in screening for compounds which modulate the activity of voltage-gated calcium channels and also in diagnostic methods for diagnosing various T-type channel mediated disorders, e.g., epilepsy, cancer, pain, sleep disorders and the autoimmune disease Lambert-Eaton Syndrome. Diagnosing defects in α1I subunit genes of a patient with a neuronal disease such as epilepsy are also included. An additional application of the nucleic acid sequences of the invention is in therapeutic methods of treatment for α1I subunit mediated disorders.10-09-2008
20100003258FIBROBLAST GROWTH FACTOR RECEPTOR 3 (FGFR3) BINDING PROTEINS - Monoclonal antibodies that bind and inhibit activation of fibroblast growth factor receptor 3 (FGFR3) are disclosed. The antibodies can be used to treat cell proliferative diseases and disorders, including certain forms of cancer, associated with activation of FGFR3.01-07-2010
20080219989COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR THE THERAPY AND DIAGNOSIS OF BREAST CANCER - Compositions and methods for the therapy and diagnosis of cancer, particularly breast cancer, are disclosed. Illustrative compositions comprise one or more breast tumor polypeptides, immunogenic portions thereof, polynucleotides that encode such polypeptides, antigen presenting cell that expresses such polypeptides, and T cells that are specific for cells expressing such polypeptides. The disclosed compositions are useful, for example, in the diagnosis, prevention and/or treatment of diseases, particularly breast cancer.09-11-2008
20080219987Novel Phosphorylated Phosphatase Cdc25b Sequences, Antibodies Directed Against Said Sequences and Uses Thereof - A peptide sequence includes a fragment of at least 10 amino acids derived from the following SEQ ID NO:1: DRKMEVEELS09-11-2008
20080219986Polynucleotides and polypeptides BASB033 from neisseria meningitidis and their uses - The invention provides BASB033 polypeptides and polynucleotides encoding BASB033 polypeptides and methods for producing such polypeptides by recombinant techniques. Also provided are diagnostic, prophylactic and therapeutic uses.09-11-2008
20080219985PROK2 ANTAGONISTS AND METHODS OF USE - The present invention provides methods of using PROK2 and PROK1 antagonist, including monoclonal antibodies to treat inflammation, angiogenesis, and cancer.09-11-2008
20130115218ISOLATED HIGH AFFINITY ENTITIES WITH T-CELL RECEPTOR LIKE SPECIFICITY TOWARDS NATIVE COMPLEXES OF MHC CLASS II AND GLUTAMIC ACID DECARBOXYLASE (GAD) AUTOANTIGENIC PEPTIDES - Provided are isolated complexes comprising a major histocompatibility complex (MHC) class II and a type I diabetes-associated GAD autoantigenic peptide, the isolated complex having a structural conformation which enables isolation of a high affinity entity which comprises an antigen binding domain capable of specifically binding to a native conformation of a complex composed of the MHC class II and the type I diabetes-associated GAD autoantigenic peptide; and isolated high affinity entities comprising an antigen binding domain capable of specifically binding the complex, wherein the isolated high affinity entity does not bind to the MHC class II in an absence of the diabetes-associated GAD autoantigenic peptide, wherein the isolated high affinity entity does not bind to the diabetes-associated GAD autoantigenic peptide in an absence of the MHC class II; and methods and kits using same for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes.05-09-2013
20130095109ANTIBODY POLYPEPTIDES THAT ANTAGONIZE CD40L - Antibody polypeptides that specifically bind human CD40L are provided. The antibody polypeptides do not activate platelets. The antibody polypeptides are useful in the treatment of diseases involving CD40L activation, such as graft-related diseases and autoimmune diseases. The antibody polypeptides may be domain antibodies (dAbs) comprising a single V04-18-2013
20130095110Hyaluronic Acid Decomposition-Promoting Factor and Inhibitor Thereof - The present invention is directed to KIAA1199, which is a novel factor involved in decomposition of hyaluronic acid, and to use thereof. More specifically, the invention is directed to a hyaluronic acid decomposition-promoting agent containing the KIAA1199 gene and a protein encoded by the gene; to a hyaluronic acid decomposition-inhibiting agent characterized by inhibiting the activity or expression thereof (including an siRNA or a monoclonal antibody); and to a method for screening a novel hyaluronic acid decomposition-controlling agent, in which the method contains employing the expression of KIAA1199 as an index.04-18-2013
20130115217ANTIBODIES AGAINST HMGB1 AND FRAGMENTS THEREOF - In various embodiments, the present invention is drawn to antibodies or antigen-binding fragments thereof that bind to particular fragments of HMGB1, methods of treating a condition in a subject characterized by activation of an inflammatory cytokine cascade, methods of detecting and/or identifying an agent that binds to an HMGB1 polypeptide or fragment thereof, and methods of detecting HMGB1 in a sample.05-09-2013
20130115216SURVIVIN-DERIVED PEPTIDES AND USES THEREOF - MHC Class I-restricted peptides derived from the tumor associated antigen, survivin, which peptides are capable of binding to Class I HLA molecules at a high affinity, capable of eliciting INF-γ-producing cells in a PBL population of a cancer patient and capable of in situ detection of cytotoxic T cells in a tumor tissue, therapeutic and diagnostic composition comprising the peptide and uses thereof.05-09-2013
20130095111FUSION PROTEINS IN CANCER - The present invention provides fusion proteins expressed by cancer cells, antibodies and other antigen-binding agents that specifically bind to the fusion proteins, and compositions and methods for using the antibodies and other antigen-binding agents to detect, characterize, and treat cancer.04-18-2013
20130101591METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS BASED ON SHIGA TOXIN TYPE 1 PROTEIN - The invention is based on the discovery of the epitope in the Stx1 protein for the 13C4 antibody. The invention features non-full length Stx1 polypeptides that include the epitope for the 13C4 monoclonal antibody epitope. The invention also features methods of producing anti-Stx1 antibodies specific for the 13C4 epitope of the Stx1 protein. Additionally, the invention features methods for treating a subject having, or at risk of developing, a Shiga toxin associated disease (e.g., hemolytic uremia syndrome and diseases associated with 04-25-2013
20130101590BTNL9 PROTEINS, NUCLEIC ACIDS, AND ANTIBODIES AND USES THEREOF - The invention provides novel BTNL9 proteins, including multimers, fragments, and variants of a human BTNL9 protein. In addition, antibodies that can bind to BTNL9 proteins and nucleic acids encoding BTNL9 proteins are provided. Uses for BTNL9 proteins, and agonists or antagonists thereof, are described.04-25-2013
20130101589POLYPEPTIDES AND ANTIBODIES - Polypeptides are provided. Antibodies or antigen binding domains are provided which bind such polypeptides. Also provided are methods of obtaining an antibody that binds tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-related apoptosis-inducing ligand (“TRAIL”) Receptor-2 (TR-2) comprising administering at least one of such polypeptides to an animal and obtaining an antibody that binds TR-2 from the animal. Antibodies reactive with TR-2 are provided. Also provided are cells producing antibodies reactive with TR-2, pharmaceutical compositions comprising antibodies reactive with TR-2, methods using antibodies reactive with TR-2, and kits comprising antibodies reactive with TR-2. Also provided are methods of decreasing or preventing binding of an antibody to TR-2 by administering such a polypeptide.04-25-2013
20130101588NOVEL GLYCOSYLATED PEPTIDE TARGET IN NEOPLASTIC CELLS - The invention provides polypeptide, nucleic acid and other compositions. Polypeptide, nucleic acid and other compositions are useful in treatment and diagnostic methods. One treatment method includes inhibiting growth or proliferation of hyperproliferative cells or inducing regression of hyperproliferative cells, such as cells of a cellular hyperproliferative disorder, or reducing levels of LDL or oxLDL.04-25-2013
20130101593ANTIBODIES THAT BIND HUMAN DENDRITIC AND EPITHELIAL CELL 205 (DEC-205) - Isolated monoclonal antibodies which bind to human DEC-205 and related antibody-based compositions and molecules are disclosed. Also disclosed are pharmaceutical compositions comprising the antibodies, as well as therapeutic and diagnostic methods for using the antibodies.04-25-2013
20130101592S100A4 ANTIBODIES AND THERAPEUTIC USES THEREOF - The invention relates to antibodies against S100A4, methods for the preparation of these antibodies, pharmaceutical compositions comprising these antibodies, and therapeutic and diagnostic uses thereof.04-25-2013
20130129744PLASMINOGEN-ACTIVATING ANTIBODY, USE AND PRODUCING METHOD THEREOF AND AGENT INCLUDING THE SAME - An antibody for activating plasminogen is provided. The antibody is produced from a hybridoma cell line deposited on Nov. 24, 2011 under accession number BCRC 960433 at Food Industry Research and Development Institute, 331 Shih-Pin Road, Hsinchu 300, Taiwan. The uses and producing method of the antibody, and an agent including the antibody used for treating stroke, myocardial infarction or syndromes cause by thrombus are also disclosed.05-23-2013
20130129739NEUTRALIZING PROLACTIN RECEPTOR ANTIBODIES AND THEIR THERAPEUTIC USE - The present invention is directed to the neutralizing prolactin receptor antibody 005-C04, as well as maturated forms thereof, and antigen binding fragments, pharmaceutical compositions containing them and their use in the treatment or prevention of benign disorders and indications mediated by the prolactin receptor such as endometriosis, adenomyosis, non-hormonal female contraception, benign breast disease and mastalgia, lactation inhibition, benign prostate hyperplasia, fibroids, hyper- and normoprolactinemic hair loss, and cotreatment in combined hormone therapy to inhibit mammary epithelial cell proliferation. The antibodies of the invention block prolactin receptor-mediated signaling.05-23-2013
20130129741IDENTIFICATION AND MOLECULAR CHARACTERISATION OF PROTEINS, EXPRESSED IN THE IXODES RICINUS SALIVARY GLANDS - The invention relates to a new polynucleotide which encodes a polypeptide expressed in the salivary glands of ticks, more particularly the 05-23-2013
20130129743ANTI-HtrA1 ANTIBODIES AND METHODS OF USE - The invention provides anti-HtrA1 antibodies and methods of using the same.05-23-2013
20130129738PHARMACEUTICAL COMPOSITION - Disclosed is an influenza virus infection inhibitor. Specifically disclosed is a pharmaceutical composition that is composed of an inhibitor such as an antibody which recognizes a peptide comprising the amino acid sequence of RERRRKKR (SEQ ID NO: 1) and inhibits the action of introducing an RR sequence into a cell. The influenza virus infection inhibitor is produced so as to contain the pharmaceutical composition.05-23-2013
20130136746COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS RELATED TO PROTEIN A (SpA) ANTIBODIES AS AN ENHANCER OF IMMUNE RESPONSE - The present invention concerns methods and compositions for treating or preventing a bacterial infection, particularly infection by a 05-30-2013
20130142804Antibodies That Are Capable of Specifically Binding Tissue Factor Pathway Inhibitor - The invention relates to antibodies that are capable of specifically binding tissue factor pathway inhibitor (TFPI), neutralising free TFPI and reducing the clotting time of blood. Furthermore, the invention relates to polynucleotides that encode such antibodies and to cells that comprise the polynucleotides or that express the antibodies of the invention. Such antibodies have utility in the treatment of subjects with a coagulopathy, alone as well as in combination with a second agent.06-06-2013
20130177566METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR TREATING AND DIAGNOSING DISEASES - Methods and compositions for diagnosing and treating diseases, particularly cancer, associated with differential expression of cancer-associated targets (CAT) in disease cells compared to healthy cells are provided. Also provided are antagonists and agonists of CAT, and methods for screening agents that modulate CAT level or activity in vivo or in vitro.07-11-2013
20130142801ANTIBODY TO HUMAN ZCYTO-10 POLYPEPTIDE - Antibodies that which specifically bind to mammalian cytokine-like polypeptide, called Zcyto10, are described. The antibodies include monoclonal antibodies and those that where the antibody is an antigen-binding fragment. Zcyto10 is useful for promoting the healing of wounds and for stimulating the proliferation of platelets.06-06-2013
20130142800Mycobacterial Antigen Composition - There is provided an antigenic composition comprising (a) a first mycobacterial antigenic polypeptide or a first mycobacterial polynucleotide; and (b) a second mycobacterial antigenic polypeptide or a second mycobacterial polynucleotide; wherein: (i) said first mycobacterial antigenic polypeptide comprises a polypeptide sequence having at least 70% amino acid sequence identity to the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 1 or 7, or a fragment thereof having at least 7 consecutive amino acids thereof; (ii) said first mycobacterial polynucleotide comprises a polynucleotide sequence encoding said first mycobacterial antigenic polypeptide; (iii) said second mycobacterial antigenic polypeptide comprises a polypeptide sequence having at least 70% amino acid sequence identity to the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 5, or a fragment thereof having at least 7 consecutive amino acids thereof; and (iv) said second mycobacterial polynucleotide comprises a polynucleotide sequence encoding said second mycobacterial polypeptide.06-06-2013
20130142802ANTIBODY MOLECULES TO ONCOGENIC ISOFORMS OF FIBROBLAST GROWTH FACTOR RECEPTOR-2 AND USES THEREOF - Antibody molecules that specifically bind to one or more isoforms expressed and/or associated with oncogenic phenotypes in a hyperproliferative cell (e.g., a cancerous or tumor cell) are disclosed. The isoform-binding antibody molecules can be used to treat, prevent and/or diagnose cancerous conditions and/or disorders. Methods of using the isoform-binding molecules to selectively detect oncogenic isoforms, to reduce the activity and/or induce the killing of a hyperproliferative cell expressing an oncogenic isoform in vitro, ex vivo or in vivo are also disclosed. Diagnostic and/or screening methods and kits for evaluating the function or expression of an oncogenic isoform are also disclosed.06-06-2013
20080206251Methods and Compositions to Treat and Detect Misfolded-SOD1 Mediated Diseases - The invention provides a method for treating a medical condition, disease, or disorder mediated by a misfolded form of superoxide dismutase (SOD) in a subject in need of treatment. The method optionally comprises administering to the subject a composition comprising a pharmaceutically acceptable vehicle and an agent selected from (1) an exogenous antibody or fragment thereof that binds selectively to the misfolded form of SOD, and/or (2) an immunogen that elicits production of an endogenous antibody that binds selectively to the misfolded form of SOD, and/or (3) a nucleic acid sequence encoding (1) or (2). In certain embodiments, the invention provides methods of treating diseases such as Alzheimer's Disease, Parkinson's Disease or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and macular degeneration, glaucoma, ischemia, cerebral infarction, myocardial infarction, atherosclerosis, multiple sclerosis, inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease or necrotizing enterocolitis using disease-specific epitopes, and compositions including these epitopes. The invention also provides antibodies that bind to monomeric or misfolded SOD1, and not on the molecular surface of native homodimeric SOD1. In addition, the invention includes methods of diagnosing Alzheimer's Disease, Parkinson's Disease or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis in a subject. Also, the invention provides methods of identifying substances for the treatment or prevention of Alzheimer's Disease, Parkinson's Disease or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and kits using the binding proteins of the invention.08-28-2008
20100028357Antibodies 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.02-04-2010
20110212096ANTI-P-SELECTIN ANTIBODIES AND METHODS OF THEIR USE AND IDENTIFICATION - Antibodies are disclosed which bind specifically to P-selectin and which block the binding of PSGL-1 to P-selectin. These anti-P-selectin antibodies may also cause dissociation of preformed P-selectin/PSGL-1 complexes. The disclosure identifies a heretofore unrecognized, near N-terminal, antibody binding domain (a conformational epitope) of P-selectin to which the function-blocking antibodies (which may be chimeric, human or humanized antibodies for example) bind. Antibodies are disclosed which bind to the conformational epitope of P-selectin and which have a dual function in blocking binding of PSGL-1 to P-selectin, and in causing dissociation of preformed P-selectin/PSGL-1 complexes. Such single and dual function anti-P-selectin antibodies and binding fragments thereof may be used in the treatment of a variety of inflammatory and thrombotic disorders and conditions. Screening methods for identifying such antibodies are also disclosed.09-01-2011
20080199477HUMAN RECEPTOR PROTEINS; RELATED REAGENTS AND METHODS - Nucleic acids encoding mammalian Toll-like receptors (TLRs) have been identified in human cells. Recombinantly produced TLRs are used in the preparation of antibodies that are capable of binding to the TLRs. The antibodies are advantageously used in the prevention and treatment of septic shock, inflammatory conditions, and viral infections.08-21-2008
20080199475NOVEL GLYCOSYLATED PEPTIDE TARGET IN NEOPLASTIC CELLS - The invention provides polypeptide, nucleic acid and other compositions. Polypeptide, nucleic acid and other compositions are useful in treatment and diagnostic methods. One treatment method includes inhibiting growth or proliferation of hyperproliferative cells or inducing regression of hyperproliferative cells, such as cells of a cellular hyperproliferative disorder, or reducing levels of LDL or oxLDL.08-21-2008
20080199474Porin B (PorB) as a therapeutic target for prevention and treatment of infection by Chlamydia - The present invention features peptides of a PorB polypeptide, which PorB peptides are useful in production of antibodies that bind the full-length PorB polypeptide and as a therapeutic agent. In specific embodiments the invention features a composition comprising one or more PorB peptides (other than a full-length PorB polypeptide), which peptides contain at least one epitope that can elicit 08-21-2008
20080199473Novel Gene and Protein Associated With Angiogenesis and Endothelial Cell-Specific Apoptosis - This invention provides isolated nucleic acid and amino acid sequences encoding VG5Q, a novel angiogenic growth factor protein with pro-angiogenic activity, a forkhead-associated domain, a G-patch domain; characteristic subcellular localization in an in vitro Matrigel model of angiogenesis: towards the cell periphery in early stages of tubulogenesis, between cells in newly formed endothelial tubes, and no nuclear staining after 24 hours; is expressed in endothelial cells; is secreted during angiogenesis; and interacts with TWEAK. The invention also provides for expression vectors containing nucleic acid sequences encoding VG5Q protein, and host cells containing one or more expression vectors for the recombinant expression of VG5Q. The invention also provides for methods of using VG5Q for the diagnosis and treatment of angiogenesis-mediated diseases or disorders.08-21-2008
20110223174Nontypeable Haemophilus Influenzae Virulence Factors - The invention relates to a mutation within the sap operon of an avirulent clone of a nontypeable strain of 09-15-2011
20110223172Soluble Forms of Hendra and Nipah Virus F Glycoprotein and Uses Thereof - This invention relates to soluble forms of F glycoprotein from Hendra and Nipah virus and to compositions comprising soluble forms of F glycoprotein from Hendra and Nipah virus. This invention further relates to soluble oligomers of F glycoprotein from Hendra and Nipah virus. This invention also relates to nucleic acids encoding soluble forms of F glycoprotein from Hendra and Nipah virus. This invention also relates to diagnostic and therapeutic methods using the soluble forms of F glycoprotein from Hendra and Nipah virus. Further, this invention relates to antibodies, including neutralizing antibodies, and to vaccines for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of infection by Hendra and Nipah viruses.09-15-2011
20110229482Method of inhibiting infection by HCV, other flaviviridae viruses, and any other virus that complexes to low density lipoprotein or to very low density lipoprotein in blood by preventing viral entry into a cell - A method of inhibiting infection by Flaviviridae viruses including HCV, GBC/HGV, and BVD in addition to VSV and any other virus capable of forming a complex with a lipoprotein strategies: preventing formation of a complex should one form, altering the conformation of such a complex to prevent its interaction with the cell receptor, blocking the cell receptor for the complex using an antibody to the receptor, blocking binding of the lipoprotein complex to the cell receptor using soluble lipoprotein receptor or fragments thereof, or downregulating the LDL receptor activity of the cells.09-22-2011
20110236390IL-17A Antagonists - Interleukin-17A (IL-17A) antibody antagonists, polynucleotides encoding IL-17A antibody antagonists or fragments thereof, and methods of making and using the foregoing are disclosed.09-29-2011
20130149309NOVEL REGULATORY PROTEINS AND INHIBITORS - The invention provides a previously uncharacterized protein (gamma secretase activating protein or gSAP) that activates γ-secretase to produce β-amyloid protein (Aβ). Deposition of Aβ has been associated with Alzheimer's disease and other pathologies. The invention thus additionally provides, e.g., screening methods and novel research tools, inhibitors of this novel protein, and methods of diagnosis, treatment and control of Alzheimer's disease and other neurodegenerative conditions associated with deposition of Aβ.06-13-2013
20120276107Methods and Compositions for Mycoplasma Pneumoniae Exotoxins - The present invention provides a 11-01-2012
20130149311GFI1B MODULATION AND USES THEREOF - Methods, uses and kits for increasing the number of hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) in a biological system, such as for increasing the number of HSCs in the bone marrow and/or blood of a subject, based on the modulation of growth factor independence 1b (Gfi1b), are disclosed.06-13-2013
20130149310COMPOSITIONS FOR THE TREATMENT OF RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS AND METHODS OF USING SAME - The present invention provides compositions and methods of treating and improving the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis using an antibody or antigen-binding fragment thereof that specifically binds human interleukin-6 receptor (hIL-6R).06-13-2013
20100291096THERAPEUTIC PEPTIDES FOR THE TREATMENT OF METATSTATIC CANCER - Interaction between MUC1 and β-catenin can be interrupted using polypeptides or antibodies that specifically bind to the binding site on MUC1. Interruption provides the beneficial effect of inhibiting, reducing, and/or retarding invasiveness and metastasis. Fusion polypeptides and antibodies are provided to achieve a therapeutic effect.11-18-2010
20100291092COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR DETECTION, PREVENTION, AND TREATMENT OF ANTHRAX AND OTHER INFECTIOUS DISEASES - Compositions and methods for the detection, prevention, or treatment of anthrax or other infectious diseases. In one aspect, the present invention provides methods for immunizing humans or animals against 11-18-2010
20100291089LIGAND OF REGULATING IMMUNE RESPONSE, AND USE THEREOF IN TREATING AN IMMUNE RESPONSE-RELATED DISEASE - The present invention relates to a ligand to regulate immune response, i.e., PACAP27 which is one of pituitary adenylate cyclase-activating polypeptides and Serum amyloid A (SAA), and their novel use in treating or preventing diseases associated with immune response. More specifically, the present invention relates to a complex of PACAP27-FPRL1 having a regulatory effect on immune response, and a use thereof in regulating immune response. In another aspect, the present invention relates to a complex of SAA and FPRL1, and a use thereof in inhibiting synoviocyte hyperplasia and angiogenesis and treating or preventing inflammatory diseases including Rheumatoid arthritis (RA).11-18-2010
20120258112ANTIBODIES AGAINST HUMAN CCN1 AND USES THEREOF - Disclosed herein are methods for the recombinant expression of mammalian cell membrane-bound human CCN1 or a CCN1 domain thereof in mammalian cells, comprising transforming a mammalian host cell with a vector encoding CCN1 or a CCN1 domain thereof C-terminally fused to a mammalian cell transmembrane domain (CCN1 fusion protein), expressing said CCN1 or CCN1 domain fusion protein in said host cell, and recovering said membrane bound CCN1 or said CCN1 domain thereof. Disclosed herein is the use of such membrane bound CCN1 and domain for the generation of corresponding antibodies. Antibodies against human CCN1 are useful for the treatment of diseases.10-11-2012
20090311258MEDICAMENT FOR LCT POISONING - The medicament for the prevention or the relief of poisoning by large clostridial cytotoxins (LCTs), in particular 12-17-2009
20100310569Genes of an Otitis Media Isolate of Nontypeable Haemophilus Influenzae - The invention relates to the polynucleotide sequence of a nontypeable stain of 12-09-2010
20100316648NOVEL PLASMINOGEN RECEPTOR, POLYPEPTIDES AND ANTIBODIES THEREOF - The invention relates to C9orf46 homolog, a novel murine membrane protein, and its orthologs in human, mouse and all other species, termed Plg-R12-16-2010
20100316647COMPOSITIONS OF POLYPEPTIDES SPECIFIC TO PATHOGENIC STRAINS AND THEIR USE AS VACCINES AND IN IMMUNOTHERAPY - The invention relates to compositions of polypeptides specific to pathogenic strains comprising at least one polypeptide of a first group, having a sequence selected in the group comprising the sequences of SEQ ID No 159, or homologous sequences of polypeptides of the first group and/or the second group with a minimum of 25% of identity with the whole sequences of said polypeptides. Application for the preparation of vaccine compositions specific to 12-16-2010
20100316646COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR MODULATING IMMUNE RESPONSES - The present invention provides a newly identified B7 receptor, zB7R1 that functions as lymphocyte inhibitory receptor, which is a PD-1-like molecule and is expressed on T cells. The present invention also provides the discovery of zB7R1's ability to bind to CD155. Methods and compositions for modulating zB7R1-mediated negative signaling and interfering with the interaction of its counter-receptor for therapeutic, diagnostic and research purposes are also provided.12-16-2010
20130156779NOVEL ANTIGEN BINDING PROTEINS - The present disclosure relates to antigen binding proteins, such as antibodies, that bind to HER3, polynucleotides encoding such antigen binding proteins, pharmaceutical compositions comprising said antigen binding proteins and methods of manufacture. The present disclosure also concerns the use of such antigen binding proteins in the treatment or prophylaxis of diseases associated with breast cancer, ovarian cancer, prostate cancer, bladder cancer, pancreatic, gastric, melanoma and other cancers that overexpress HER3.06-20-2013
20130156775CHLAMYDIA TRACHOMATIS ANTIGENS - Proteins encoded by 06-20-2013
20130156776COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR TREATING CANCER AND MODULATING STRESS GRANULE FORMATION - The invention provides methods for treating or decreasing the likelihood of developing a stress-granule related disorder and/or cancer by administering one or more poly-ADP-ribose polymerase (PARP) inhibitors, one or more PARP activators, one or more poly-ADP-ribose glycosylase (PARG) activators, and/or one or more poly-ADP-ribose glycohydrolase ARH3 activators. The invention also provides corresponding methods of decreasing stress granule formation and/or proliferation in a cell or a population of cells. The invention further provides methods of increasing the number of stress granules and proliferation in a cell or a population of cells by administering one or more PARP activators, one or more PARP inhibitors, one or more PARG inhibitors, and/or one or more ARH3 inhibitors. The invention also provides methods for screening for agents for treating or decreasing the likelihood of developing a stress granule-related disorder or cancer, and methods for determining the propensity for developing a stress granule-related disorder or cancer, as well as compositions and kits containing one or more PARP inhibitors, one or more PARP activators, one or more PARG activators, and one or more ARH3 activators.06-20-2013
20130156777GLIPR1 INHIBITORS AND THERAPEUTIC USES THEREOF - Featured herein are unique epitopes of human glioma pathogenesis-related protein 1 (hGLIPR-1), nucleic acids encoding the same; inhibitors of the nucleic acids and polypeptides; as well as methods for treating certain cancers and viral infections in a subject by administering to the subject an effective amount of a GLIPR1 inhibitor.06-20-2013
20130156778DENDRITIC CELL INHIBITORY PROTEINS FROM TICKS - The present invention provides a dendritic cell modulatory protein which modulates, and preferably inhibits, the differentiation and/or maturation of mammalian dendritic cells. The invention also provides proteins comprising conserved motifs found in such proteins as well as pharmaceutical compositions comprising the dendritic cell modulatory protein and homologues and active fragments thereof, antibodies thereto and methods of treatment which utilise such proteins, homologues, fragments and antibodies.06-20-2013
20130156780Annexin 1 Antibody - The present invention provides a specific binding molecule raised against the human Anx-A1 protein having the amino acid sequence shown in FIG. 06-20-2013
20130156781ANTI-DR4 AGONIST ANTIBODIES - The present invention provides antibodies and antibody fragments that specifically recognize and agonize the death receptor 4 (DR4). Also provided in the invention are polynucleotides and vectors that encode such molecules and host cells that harbor the polynucleotides or vectors.06-20-2013
20130156782Monoclonal Antibodies for Treatment of Cancer - The present invention provides antibodies useful as therapeutics for treating and/or preventing diseases associated with cells expressing GT468, including tumor-related diseases such as breast cancer, lung cancer, gastric cancer, ovarian cancer, and hepatocellular cancer.06-20-2013
20130156783IMMUNOTHERAPY TARGETING OF THE SHARED ABNORMAL CONFORMATIONAL STATE OF AMYLOIDOGENIC PEPTIDES/PROTEINS - The present invention is directed to pharmaceutical agents and compositions useful for the treatment and prevention of amyloid disease in a subject. The invention further relates to isolated antibodies that recognize a common conformational epitope of amyloidogenic proteins or peptides that are useful for the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of amyloid disease.06-20-2013
20130183314HIGH AFFINITY ANTIBODIES THAT NEUTRALIZE STAPHYLOCOCCUS ENTEROTOXIN B - This invention provides antibodies that specifically bind and neutralize 07-18-2013
20130183315Antibodies that bind to OX40 and their uses - The present invention relates to antagonist antibodies or fragments thereof that bind to human OX40. More specifically, the present invention relates to an antagonist antibody or fragment thereof that binds to human OX40 comprising a heavy chain CDR1 comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 1, and/or a heavy chain CDR2 comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 2, and/or a heavy chain CDR3 comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 3; and/or comprising a light chain CDR1 comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 4, and/or a light chain CDR2 comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 5 and/or a light chain CDR3 comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 6.07-18-2013
20130183316AGONISTIC ANTIBODY TO CD27 - The invention relates to a binding compound, which binds the same epitope of human CD27 as monoclonal antibody hCD27.15, produced by hybridoma hCD27.15 which was deposited with the ATCC in on Jun. 2, 2010 under number PTA-11008. In particular the invention relates to such a binding compound of claim 07-18-2013
20130183317G-PROTEIN COUPLED RECEPTOR-ASSOCIATED SORTING PROTEIN 1 AS A CANCER BIOMARKER - A method for determining whether early stage cancer is present in a subject comprises detecting the expression level of GASP-1 in the subject by detecting the amount of GASP-1 peptide fragments present in a biological sample of the subject. Because cancer can be detected at an early stage, therapeutic targeting may be initiated before cancer reaches late stage (e.g., before the development of overt symptoms). A method for treating early stage cancer in a subject comprises administering to the subject an effective amount of a GASP-1 inhibitor to inhibit the progression of early stage cancer to late stage cancer. A Competitive ELISA capable of detecting GASP-1 peptide fragments at a concentration of less than 1 ng/ml was developed.07-18-2013
20090317394VASCULAR ENDOTHELIAL GROWTH FACTOR-2 - The present invention is directed to VEGF-2 polynucleotides and polypeptides and methods of using such polynucleotides and polypeptides. In particular, provided are methods of treating retinal disorders with VEGF-2 polynucleotides and polypeptides.12-24-2009
20090269351METHOD OF DIAGNOSING AND TREATING GLIOMA - The present invention is directed to methods and compositions for the diagnosis, prognosis and treatment of glioma in mammals.10-29-2009
20110287015MG53 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
20090028864L-AMINO ACID OXIDASE WITH CYTOTOXIC ACTIVITY FROM APLYSIA FUNCTATA - The present invention relates to a cytotoxic polypeptide which is an L-amino acid oxidase isolated from the ink of the sea hare 01-29-2009
20110293623ANTIBODIES AS T CELL RECEPTOR MIMICS, METHODS OF PRODUCTION AND USES THEREOF - The present invention relates to a methodology of producing antibodies that recognize peptides associated with a tumorigenic or disease state, wherein the peptides are displayed in the context of HLA molecules. These antibodies will mimic the specificity of a T cell receptor (TCR) but will have higher binding affinity such that the molecules may be used as therapeutic, diagnostic and research reagents. The method of producing a T-cell receptor mimic of the present invention includes identifying a peptide of interest, wherein the peptide of interest is capable of being presented by an MHC molecule. Then, an immunogen comprising at least one peptide/MHC complex is formed, wherein the peptide of the peptide/MHC complex is the peptide of interest. An effective amount of the immunogen is then administered to a host for eliciting an immune response, and serum collected from the host is assayed to determine if desired antibodies that recognize a three-dimensional presentation of the peptide in the binding groove of the MHC molecule are being produced. The desired antibodies can differentiate the peptide/MHC complex from the MHC molecule alone, the peptide alone, and a complex of MHC and irrelevant peptide. Finally, the desired antibodies are isolated.12-01-2011
20110305705ANTIBODIES TO THYMIC STROMAL LYMPHOPOIETIN 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.12-15-2011
20110311543Tumor Antigens BFA5 for Prevention and/or Treatment of Cancer - The present invention relates to a nucleic acid encoding a polypeptide and the use of the nucleic acid or polypeptide in preventing and/or treating cancer. In particular, the invention relates to improved vectors for the insertion and expression of foreign genes encoding tumor antigens for use in immunotherapeutic treatment of cancer.12-22-2011
20110311542Sp35 Antibodies and Uses Thereof - Endogenous Sp35 is a negative regulator for neuronal survival, axon regeneration, oligodendrocyte differentiation and myelination (Negative Regulator). Molecules that block endogenous Sp35 function, such anti-Sp35 antibodies can be used as therapeutics for the treatment of neuron and oligodendrocyte dysfunction. The present invention provides antibodies specific for Sp35, and methods of using such antibodies as antagonists of endogenous Sp35 function. The invention further provides specific hybridoma and phage library-derived monoclonal antibodies, nucleic acids encoding these antibodies, and vectors and host cells comprising these antibodies. The invention further provides methods of promoting oligodendrocyte survival and myelination in a vertebrate, comprising administering to a vertebrate in need of such treatment an effective amount of an anti-Sp35 antibody12-22-2011
20110311541MUTANT PROTEINS OF THE F PROTEIN OF PIV-5 AND PIV-2 - The present application concerns mutant proteins of the fusion protein (F protein) of the parainfluenza virus (PIV) which are currently indexed as type 5 PIV (PIV-5 or PIV5) and type 2 PIV (PIV-2 or PIV2). The present application concerns products deriving therefrom, such as: nucleic acids, vectors, cells, fusion inhibitors of the antibody, aptamer, interfering RNA type; myelomas, hybridomas; stem and progenitor cells. The present application also concerns mutant proteins and products derived therefrom for use in medical and biotechnological applications.12-22-2011
20110311540WISP 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.12-22-2011
20110311539DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT OF CANCER USING CANCER-TESTIS ANTIGENS - The invention relates to CT polypeptides and the nucleic acid molecules that encode them. The invention further relates to the use of the nucleic acid molecules, polypeptides and fragments thereof in methods and compositions for the diagnosis, prognosis and treatment of diseases, such as cancer. More specifically, the invention relates to the discovery of a novel cancer/testis (CT) antigens CT1.1 (CTSP-5), CT1.11 (CTSP-6), CT1.19 (CTSP-7), CT1.26 (CTSP-8), and CT1.29 (CTSP-9).12-22-2011
20130189265MODIFIED PARVOVIRUS HAVING ENHANCED ANTI-TUMOR EFFICACY - Described are parvovirus variants derived, e.g., from H-1PV, showing higher anti-tumor potential compared to the wild type parvovirus, wherein said variant is characterized by (a) an amino acid substitution, alteration or addition, preferably substitution at position Lys96 of NS-2 and/or position Leu103 of NS-2 (together with a amino acid substituion at position Tyr595 of NS-1 in the latter case), or (b) an in-frame deletion in the parvovirus genome, preferably a deletion resulting in a large amino acid deletion in both the central part (aa 96-133) of NS-2 and the C-terminal part (aa 587-624) of NS-1. The present invention also relates to the use of said parvovirus variants for cancer therapy.07-25-2013
20130189266MZB1, A NOVEL B CELL FACTOR, AND USES THEREOF - The marginal zone (MZ) and B1 subsets of B cells, which differ from conventional follicular (FO) B cells both developmentally and functionally, are involved in early responses to infectious pathogens and the production of self-reactive antibodies. A novel gene, mzb1, is expressed at high levels in MZ and B1 B cells but at low level, if at all, in FO B cells. MZB1 is involved in the regulation of proliferation, BCR-mediated signal transduction, and antibody production in B cells. Inhibitors, activators and enhancers of MZB1 expression or activity can be used as immune modulators for research and therapeutic purposes.07-25-2013
20130189269ACTRIIB BINDING AGENTS AND USES THEREOF - The disclosure provides, among other aspects, neutralizing antibodies and portions thereof that bind to ActRIIB and uses for same.07-25-2013
20130189268COLON AND PANCREAS CANCER SPECIFIC ANTIGENS AND ANTIBODIES - This invention relates to NPC-1 antigen on the MUC5AC protein and 16C3 antigen on CEACAM5 and CEACAM6 proteins, and 31.1 epitope on the A33 protein are differentially expressed in cancers including, lung cancer, ovarian cancer, pancreas cancer, breast cancer, and colon cancer, and diagnostic and therapeutic usages. Further, NPC-1, 16C3, and/or 31.1 epitope specific antibodies and diagnostic and therapeutic methods of use.07-25-2013
20130189267MEANS AND METHODS FOR TREATING OR PREVENTING BRAIN TUMORS BASED ON THE NUCLEAR RECEPTOR TAILLESS (TIX) - The present invention relates to the use of an inhibitor of tailless gene expression or tailless protein activity for the preparation of a pharmaceutical composition for treating or preventing the brain tumor in a subject. Preferably an inhibitor of tailless expression is a single or double stranded RNA. An inhibitor of tailless protein activity is preferably an antibody which specifically binds thereto. Finally, the invention includes methods for identifying anti-brain tumor drugs.07-25-2013
20090263396INHIBITORS OF T-DARPP FOR USE IN COMBINATION ANTI-CANCER THERAPIES - The present invention relates to an improved anti-HER2/Neu therapy comprising co-administration of an inhibitor of t-DARPP activity. In addition, inhibitors of t-DARPP can act as a monotherapy against cancers that express elevated t-DARPP activity, including elevated t-DARPP levels, or in combination with chemo- or radiotherapeutic anti-cancer treatments drugs.10-22-2009
20090092612ANTI-PLATELET MEMBRANE GLYCOPROTEIN VI MONOCLONAL ANTIBODY - The present invention provides an antibody which has the following features, its active fragment, or a derivative thereof: 04-09-2009
20120020978ANTIBODIES AGAINST FATTY ACID SYNTHASE - The present invention relates to antibodies that immunospecifically bind to FAS and certain FAS related proteins. The invention encompasses human and humanized forms of the antibodies and their use in treating cancers and other proliferative disorders. The invention also relates to FAS-derived peptides useful for preparing the antibodies. Methods and compositions for detecting, diagnosing, treating or ameliorating a disease or disorder, especially cancer and other proliferative disorders using the present antibodies also are disclosed.01-26-2012
20120020977PANCREATIC CANCER GENES - The present invention provides the art with the DNA coding sequences of polynucleotides that are up-or-down-regulated in cancer and dysplasia. These polynucleotides and encoded proteins or polypeptides can be used in the diagnosis or identification of cancer and dysplasia. Inhibitors of the up-regulated polynucleotides and proteins can decrease the abnormality of cancer and dysplasia. Enhancing the expression of down-regulated polynucleotides or introducing down-regulated proteins to cells can decrease the growth and/or abnormal characteristics of cancer and dysplasia.01-26-2012
20120020976ANTIGEN BINDING PROTEINS TO PROPROTEIN CONVERTASE SUBTILISIN KEXIN TYPE 9 (PCSK9) - Antigen binding proteins that interact with Proprotein Convertase Subtilisin Kexin Type 9 (PCSK9) are described. Methods of treating hypercholesterolemia and other disorders by administering a pharmaceutically effective amount of an antigen binding protein to PCSK9 are described. Methods of detecting the amount of PCSK9 in a sample using an antigen binding protein to PCSK9 are described.01-26-2012
20120020975ANTIGEN BINDING PROTEINS TO PROPROTEIN CONVERTASE SUBTILISIN KEXIN TYPE 9 (PCSK9) - Antigen binding proteins that interact with Proprotein Convertase Subtilisin Kexin Type 9 (PCSK9) are described. Methods of treating hypercholesterolemia and other disorders by administering a pharmaceutically effective amount of an antigen binding protein to PCSK9 are described. Methods of detecting the amount of PCSK9 in a sample using an antigen binding protein to PCSK9 are described.01-26-2012
20120020974OPTIMIZING ERYTHROPOIETIN THERAPY - The methods described herein can be used to identify ex ante which hemodialysis patients are likely to develop EPO resistance and therefore will require additional rHu EPO, and to provide treatments that can reduce the need for additional rHu EPO. In addition, the methods can be used to predict which subjects have a higher risk of mortality, to identify high-risk patients who can then be monitored more closely or treated more aggressively. Also provided are kits for carrying out the described methods.01-26-2012
20120020973CHIMERIC OSPA GENES, PROTEINS, AND METHODS OF USE THEREOF - The invention relates to the development of chimeric OspA molecules for use in a new Lyme vaccine. More specifically, the chimeric OspA molecules comprise the proximal portion from one OspA serotype, together with the distal portion from another OspA serotype, while retaining antigenic properties of both of the parent polypeptides. The chimeric OspA molecules are delivered alone or in combination to provide protection against a variety of 01-26-2012
20120020972ANTIBODIES RELATING TO PIVKA-II AND USES THEREOF - The present disclosure relates to antibodies and immunoassay methods for use in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), liver cancer and related conditions.01-26-2012
20120027767ANTIBODIES AGAINST PDGFR ALPHA TO INHIBIT TUMOR GROWTH - The invention provides antibodies that bind to human PDGFRα and neutralize activation of the receptor. The invention further provides methods for neutralizing activation of PDGFRα and a methods of treating a mammal with a neoplastic disease using the antibodies alone or in combination with other agents.02-02-2012
20120027766METHODS AND MEANS FOR TREATMENT OF OSTEOARTHRITIS - The invention relates to the field of medicinal research, cartilage physiology and diseases involving the degeneration of cartilage tissue. More specifically, the invention relates to methods and means for identifying compounds that inhibit catabolic processes in chondrocytes and that decrease the degradation of cartilage and/or ECM. The invention also relates to the compounds that are useful in the treatment of osteoarthritis. The invention also relates to targets, the modulation of which results in a decrease in the degradation of ECM and/or cartilage and decrease inflammation. In addition, the invention relates to compositions and methods for the use thereof in treating conditions that are characterized by the degradation of ECM and/or cartilage and inflammation.02-02-2012
20120027765ANTIGEN BINDING PROTEINS TO PROPROTEIN CONVERTASE SUBTILISIN KEXIN TYPE 9 (PCSK9) - Antigen binding proteins that interact with Proprotein Convertase Subtilisin Kexin Type 9 (PCSK9) are described. Methods of treating hypercholesterolemia and other disorders by administering a pharmaceutically effective amount of an antigen binding protein to PCSK9 are described. Methods of detecting the amount of PCSK9 in a sample using an antigen binding protein to PCSK9 are described.02-02-2012
20120027764NOVEL POLYPEPTIDE, CDNA ENCODING THE SAME, AND USE THEREOF - Novel polypeptides produced by a human adult brain tissue, a cell line derived therefrom, a cell line derived from human bone marrow and a human umbilical cord venous endothelial cell line; a process for producing these polypeptides; cDNAs encoding the polypeptides; fragments hybridizable selectively with the cDNA sequences; replication or expression plasmids having the cDNAs integrated thereinto; host cells transformed by the plasmids; antibodies against the above polypeptides; and medicinal compositions containing the peptides or the antibodies.02-02-2012
20130195874ANTI-ADRENOMEDULLIN (ADM) ANTIBODY OR ANTI-ADM ANTIBODY FRAGMENT OR ANTI-ADM NON-IG SCAFFOLD FOR REDUCING THE RISK OF MORTALITY IN A PATIENT HAVING A CHRONIC OR ACUTE DISEASE OR ACUTE CONDITION - According to the present invention it has been found that the administration of an anti-ADM antibody or an anti-adrenomedullin antibody fragment or an anti-ADM non-Ig scaffold may reduce considerably the risk of mortality in a patient having a severe chronical or acute disease. In a preferred embodiment of the present invention said anti-ADM antibody or an anti-adrenomedullin antibody fragment or anti-ADM non-Ig scaffold binds to a region of ADM that is located in the N-terminal part (aa 1-21) of adrenomedullin, (see FIG. 08-01-2013
20130195876HUMAN STREPTOCOCCUS PNEUMONIAE ANTIBODIES AND USES THEREFOR - The present invention is directed to particular monoclonal antibodies and fragments thereof that find use in the detection, prevention and treatment of 08-01-2013
20130195877TREATMENT OF CACHEXIA BY TARGETING INTERLEUKIN-1 BETA - Administration of a mAb that specifically binds IL-1β is used for treating cachexia in human subjects.08-01-2013
20130195879OXADIAZOLE INHIBITORS OF LEUKOTRIENE PRODUCTION FOR COMBINATION THERAPY - The present invention relates to combination therapy using compound of formula (I):08-01-2013
20130195875ANTI-ADRENOMEDULLIN (ADM) ANTIBODY OR ANTI-ADM ANTIBODY FRAGMENT OR AN ANTI-ADM NON-IG SCAFFOLD FOR USE IN THERAPY - Subject matter of the present invention is an anti-adrenomedullin antibody or an anti-adrenomedullin antibody fragment or anti-ADM non-Ig scaffold wherein said antibody or said fragment or scaffold is a non-neutralizing antibody, antibody fragment or non-Ig scaffold, respectively.08-01-2013
20130195878ANTI-ASIC1 ANTIBODIES AND USES THEREOF - The present invention provides antibodies and antigen-binding fragments thereof that specifically bind to cells expressing acid-sensing ion channel-1 (ASIC1). According to certain embodiments of the invention, the antibodies inhibit acid-induced, ASIC1-mediated ion currents in cells expressing human ASIC1. The antibodies of the invention are useful for the treatment of pain, including pain associated with surgical intervention and various diseases and disorders.08-01-2013
20120034230Cna-B DOMAIN ANTIGENS IN VACCINES AGAINST GRAM POSITIVE BACTERIA - The invention provides protective antigens which are useful in vaccine compositions to induce protection against gram positive bacteria, particularly against 02-09-2012
20120039894IDENTIFICATION OF THERAPEUTIC AGENTS FOR HIV INFECTION - A cell surface molecule designated DCIR (for dendritic cells ImmunoReceptor), a member of a recently described family of DC-expressing C-type lectin receptors, has been shown to participate to the capture of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and promote infection in trans and in cis of autologous CD4(+) T cells from human immature monocyte-derived DC. The contribution of DCIR to these processes was revealed using DCIR-specific siRNAs and a polyclonal antibody specific for the carbohydrate recognition domain of DCIR. Therapeutic agents for HIV infection are therefore provided herein. These therapeutic agents are useful for impairing the interaction between DCIR and HIV and as such may be useful for treatment or prevention of HIV infection. Also provided are assays for identifying additional therapeutics agents for treatment or prevention HIV infection.02-16-2012
20120039893MUTANT SMOOTHENED AND METHODS OF USING THE SAME - The emergence of mutations in tyrosine kinases following treatment of cancer patients with molecular-targeted therapy represents a major mechanism of acquired drug resistance. Here, we describe a mutation in the serpentine receptor, Smoothened (SMO), which results in resistance to a Hedgehog (Hh) pathway inhibitor in medulloblastoma. A single amino acid substitution in a conserved glutamic acid residue of SMO maintains Hh signaling, but results in the inability of the Hh pathway inhibitor, GDC-0449, to bind SMO and suppress the pathway. The invention provides screening methods to detect SMO mutations and methods to screen for drugs that specifically modulate mutant SMO exhibiting drug resistance.02-16-2012
20120039891Methods for diagnosing cancer and decreasing metastasis by cancer cells - The invention provides a protein that is a tumor marker protein. This protein can be used to prepare antibodies that bind to the tumor marker protein. These antibodies can be used to reduce, or eliminate metastasis by cancer cells that produce the tumor marker protein. In addition, the invention provides methods that can be used to diagnose cancer, and metastasis by cancer cells.02-16-2012
20120039890METHODS OF TREATMENT USING ANTIBODIES TO NEUTROKINE-ALPHA - The present invention relates to a Neutrokine-alpha antibody and a process for producing a Neutrokine-alpha antibody. The invention further relates to screening methods for identifying compounds that inhibit or enhance the action of Neutrokine-alpha. Also provided are diagnostic methods for detecting autoimmune disorders and therapeutic methods for treating autoimmune disorders using a Neutrokine-alpha antibody.02-16-2012
20080260746Erythropoietin Polypeptides and Uses Thereof - The present invention relates to EPO polypeptides and their uses, particularly for therapeutic or prophylactic treatment in human subjects. The invention also relates to nucleic acids encoding said polypeptides, vectors comprising such nucleic acids and recombinant cells containing the same. The invention further discloses methods of producing such polypeptides, as well as methods and tools for detecting or dosing these polypeptides in any sample.10-23-2008
20120058118A-BETA BINDING POLYPEPTIDES - The invention relates to biparatopic A-beta binding polypeptides and, more specifically, to biparatopic A-beta binding polypeptides comprising at least two immunoglobulin single variable domains binding to different epitopes of A-beta. The invention also relates to specific sequences of such polypeptides, methods of their production, and methods of using them, including methods of treatment of diseases such as Alzheimer's Disease.03-08-2012
20130101594ANTIBODIES AND THEIR USES FOR DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT OF CYTOMEGALOVIRUS INFECTION AND ASSOCIATED DISEASES - Anti CMV antibodies are provided. Thus an antibody of the present invention comprises an antigen recognition domain capable of binding an MHC molecule being complexed with a cytomegalovirus (CMV) pp65 or pp64 peptide, wherein the antibody does not bind said MHC molecule in an absence of said complexed peptide, and wherein the antibody does not bind said peptide in an absence of said MHC molecule. Also provided are methods of using the antibodies.04-25-2013
20130202608MONOCLONAL ANTIBODY SPECIFIC TO MAJOR NEUTRALIZING EPITOPE OF INFLUENZA H5 HEMAGGLUTININ - The present invention relates to the murine monoclonal antibody 4C2 or to chimeric or humanized monoclonal antibodies specific to a major neutralizing epitope of influenza H5 hemagglutinin and active fragments thereof. The present invention also relates to methods and compositions for the prophylaxis and treatment of H5N1 influenza using such murine or chimeric or humanized monoclonal antibodies or fragments thereof.08-08-2013
20130202609GAS57 MUTANT ANTIGENS AND GAS57 ANTIBODIES - The invention provides mutants of GAS57 (Spy0416) which are unable to cleave IL-8 and similar substrates but which still maintain the ability to induce protection against 08-08-2013
20130202610METHODS OF TREATING PSORIASIS USING IL-17 ANTAGONISTS - The disclosure relates to novel regimens for treating psoriasis, which employ a therapeutically effective amount of an IL-17 antagonist, e.g., an IL-17 binding molecule, e.g., an IL-17 antibody, such as the secukinumab antibody, or an IL-17 receptor binding molecule, e.g., an IL-17 receptor antibody.08-08-2013
20130202607ANTI-SYSTEM ASC AMINO ACID TRANSPORTER 2 (ASCT2) ANTIBODY - An object of the present invention is to provide a monoclonal antibody which is useful for treating or diagnosing a disease relating to system ASC amino acid transporter 2 (hereinafter, referred to as “ASCT2”) or a method using the antibody. The present invention provides a monoclonal antibody which specifically recognizes a native three-dimensional structure of an extracellular region of ASCT2 and binds to the extracellular region, or an antibody fragment thereof; a hybridoma which produces the antibody; a DNA which encodes the antibody; a vector which contains the DNA; a transformant obtainable by introducing the vector; a process for producing an antibody or an antibody fragment thereof using the hybridoma or the transformant; and a therapeutic agent using the antibody or the antibody fragment thereof, and a diagnostic agent using the antibody or the antibody fragment thereof.08-08-2013
20100034824TARGETED BIOCIDES - The present invention relates to retroviral constructs that encode novel monoclonal antibodies, novel fusion proteins, and chimeric monoclonal antibodies and to methods of using and producing the same. In particular, the present invention relates to methods of producing a fusion protein comprising a microorganism targeting molecule (e.g., immunoglobulin or innate immune system receptor molecule) and a biocide (e.g., bactericidal enzyme) in transgenic animals (e.g., bovines) and in cell cultures. The present invention also relates to therapeutic and prophylactic methods of using a fusion protein comprising a microorganism targeting molecule and a biocide in health care (e.g., human and veterinary), agriculture (e.g., animal and plant production), and food processing (e.g., beef carcass processing). The present invention also relates to methods of using a fusion protein comprising a microorganism targeting molecule and a biocide in various diagnostic applications in number of diverse fields such as agriculture, medicine, and national defense.02-11-2010
20120070440THERAPEUTIC 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.03-22-2012
20130095108FACTOR XII INHIBITORS FOR TREATING INTERSTITIAL LUNG DISEASE - The present invention provides methods for treating interstitial lung diseases, comprising administering to an individual an effective amount of an inhibitor of coagulation factor XII. The invention further provides uses and pharmaceutical kits for that treatment.04-18-2013
20130095107BIOMARKER SPECIFIC TO BRAIN/NERVE OR SPECIFIC TO NEURONAL DIFFERENTIATION - The invention provides a novel polypeptide and a specific partial peptide thereof, as well as a novel polynucleotide and a specific partial nucleotide thereof, that can be used as a biomarker specific for the brain/nerves or specific for nerve differentiation; an expression vector for such a polynucleotide and a specific partial peptide thereof; a transformant incorporating such an expression vector; an antisense molecule, RNAi-inducing nucleic acid (e.g., siRNA), aptamer, or antibody for such a biomarker, and a composition comprising the same; a mammalian cell or non-human mammal wherein the expression or a function of such a biomarker is regulated; a measuring means (e.g., primer set, nucleic acid probe, antibody, aptamer) for such a biomarker, and a reagent comprising the same and the like.04-18-2013
20090324600Use of an anti-cd151 antibody in the treatment of cancer - The present invention relates to the use of at least one antibody, or a functional fragment thereof, which is capable of binding to the CD151 protein and thereby inhibiting tumour growth, in the preparation of a medicament intended for the treatment of cancer.12-31-2009
20090317395Antimicrobial Peptide Derived from Galanin Message Associated Peptide (GMAP) - The present invention relates to a new antimicrobial peptide, comprising the amino acid sequence of human galanin message associated peptide (GMAP) or a homolog, ortholog, chemically modified variant or antimicrobially active variant thereof, and respective uses thereof, particular in the topical treatment of antimicrobial diseases.12-24-2009
20120082673HUMAN CYTOKINE RECEPTOR - Cytokines and their receptors have proven usefulness in both basic research and as therapeutics. The present invention provides a new human cytokine receptor designated as “Zcytor16.”04-05-2012
20120093823HUMAN BINDING MOLECULES CAPABLE OF NEUTRALIZING INFLUENZA VIRUS H5N1 AND USES THEREOF - Described are binding molecules such as human monoclonal antibodies that bind to influenza virus H5N1 and have neutralizing activity against influenza virus H5N1. Also described are nucleic acid molecules encoding the antibodies, and compositions comprising the antibodies and methods of identifying or producing the antibodies. The antibodies can be used in the diagnosis, prophylaxis, and/or treatment of an influenza virus H5N1 infection. In certain embodiments, the antibodies provide cross-subtype protection in vivo, such that infections with H5, H2, H6, H9, and H1-based influenza subtypes can be prevented and/or treated.04-19-2012
20120093822DOPAMINE D2 RECEPTOR-DISC1 INTERACTION, COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR MODULATING SAME - The present invention provides compounds, compositions and methods for inhibiting D2R-DISC1 interaction. Specifically, the present invention provides a polypeptide comprising the amino acid sequence KIYIVLRRRRKRVNT (SEQ ID NO: 1) or SEQ ID NO:5, a fragment thereof, or a polypeptide comprising an amino acid sequence that is at least 80% identical to SEQ ID NO: 1 or 5, or a fragment thereof, wherein the polypeptide is not a naturally occurring dopamine receptor. Also provided is a method of identifying an agent that inhibits the interaction of D2R with DISC1, a method of identifying an agent that binds to the polypeptide sequence defined by SEQ ID NO: 1 or 5, and a method of inhibiting D2R interaction with DISC1 in a mammal comprising administering an agent that inhibits the interaction of D2R with DISC1 to the mammal.04-19-2012
20120093821PAPILLOMAVIRUS-LIKE PARTICLES (VLP) AS BROAD SPECTRUM HUMAN PAPILLOMAVIRUS (HPV) VACCINES - This invention relates, e.g., to a virus-like particle (VLP) composition assembled from a chimeric polypeptide comprising a papilloma virus (e.g., human papillomavirus, or HPV) L1 major capsid protein, into which is inserted a surface-displayed peptide comprising a neutralizing epitope of a papillomavirus L2 protein. Vaccine compositions comprising the VLP are described, as well as methods for inducing an immune response (e.g., vaccinating) a subject against papilloma virus, using the VLP, and kits comprising the VLP, for carrying out a method of the invention.04-19-2012
20120093820Prostatitis-Associated Antigens and Methods of Use Thereof - The present disclosure provides prostatitis-associated antigens, and compositions comprising the antigens. The present disclosure provides diagnostic methods, generally involving assaying the level of an immune response specific for a prostatitis-associated antigen in an individual. Kits suitable for use in performing such diagnostic assays are also provided. The present disclosure further provides methods of treating prostatitis, methods of treating prostate cancer, and methods of treating benign prostatic hyperplasia.04-19-2012
20120093819ANTIBODIES THAT SPECIFICALLY BLOCK THE BIOLOGICAL ACTIVITY OF A TUMOR ANTIGEN - Novel monoclonal antibodies that specifically bind to KAAG1 are described. In some embodiments, the antibodies block the biological activity of KAAG1 and are useful in composition in certain cancers, more particularly in cancers that have increased cell surface expression of KAAG1, such as ovarian, renal, lung, colorectal, breast, brain, and prostate cancer, as well as melanoma. The invention also relates to cells expressing the monoclonal antibodies and antigen binding fragments such as humanized and chimeric antibodies. Additionally, method of detecting and treating cancer using the antibodies and fragments are also disclosed.04-19-2012
20120093818ANTIGEN BINDING PROTEINS TO PROPROTEIN CONVERTASE SUBTILISIN KEXIN TYPE 9 (PCSK9) - Antigen binding proteins that interact with Proprotein Convertase Subtilisin Kexin Type 9 (PCSK9) are described. Methods of treating hypercholesterolemia and other disorders by administering a pharmaceutically effective amount of an antigen binding protein to PCSK9 are described. Methods of detecting the amount of PCSK9 in a sample using an antigen binding protein to PCSK9 are described.04-19-2012
20120093817USE OF THE GENES IN THE HOG, Ras AND cAMP PATHWAY FOR TREATMENT OF FUNGAL INFECTION - Provided herein are uses of genes for HOG, Ras and cAMP signal transduction pathways to treat fungal infection. To regulate the HOG pathway of 04-19-2012
20130209475DKK1 ANTIBODIES AND METHODS OF USE - The present invention provides antibodies and immunologically functional fragments thereof that specifically bind DKK1 polypeptides. 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 are also disclosed.08-15-2013
20130209472INNOVATIVE DISCOVERY OF THERAPEUTIC, DIAGNOSTIC, AND ANTIBODY COMPOSITIONS RELATED TO PROTEIN FRAGMENTS OF ASPARAGINYL TRNA SYNTHETASES - Provided are compositions comprising newly identified protein fragments of aminoacyl-tRNA synthetases, polynucleotides that encode them and complements thereof, related agents, and methods of use thereof in diagnostic, drug discovery, research, and therapeutic applications.08-15-2013
20130209473R-SPONDIN TRANSLOCATIONS AND METHODS USING THE SAME - Provided are therapies related to the treatment of pathological conditions, such as cancer.08-15-2013