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20110177093USE 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.07-21-2011
20120201830COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR TREATING MACULAR EDEMA - Provided are compositions and methods for the treatment of macular edema, in particular that results from central retinal vein occlusion (CRVO), branch retinal vein occlusion (BRVO), age related macular degeneration (AMD), diabetes, or eye surgical procedures. The composition strengthens retinal health through the prevention, stabilization and/or treatment of macular edema. The composition can include polyphenolic compounds extracted from natural plants, an alpha lipoic acid, docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and/or eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), and ubiquinone.08-09-2012
20090123479IMMUNOGLOBULINS - The present invention relates to antigen binding proteins to human IL-23, pharmaceutical formulations containing them and to the use of such antigen binding proteins in the treatment and/or prophylaxis of inflammatory diseases such as Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA).05-14-2009
20090123480BIVALENT SMAC MIMETICS AND THE USES THEREOF - The invention relates to bivalent mimetics of Smac which function as inhibitors of Inhibitor of Apoptosis Proteins. The invention also relates to the use of these mimetics for inducing apoptotic cell death and for sensitizing cells to inducers of apoptosis.05-14-2009
20090123478Human antibody molecules for IL-13 - Specific binding members, in particular human anti-IL-13 antibody molecules and especially those which neutralise IL-13 activity. Methods for using anti-IL-13 antibody molecules in diagnosis or treatment of IL-13 related disorders, including asthma, atopic dermatitis, allergic rhinitis, fibrosis, inflammatory bowel disease and Hodgkin's lymphoma.05-14-2009
20090196877Novel Method to Increase Memory T Lymphocytes and Enhance Their Functions - The invention generally features compositions and methods that are useful for increasing immune function. Such methods can be employed to enhance innate immunity for the prevention or treatment of pathogen infections (e.g., bacterial, viral, or fungal infections), lymphopenia, or cancer by stimulating a CD1 37 polypeptide expressed on an immune cell, such as a memory T cell. The invention further comprises a mouse lacking detectable levels of CD 137, cells derived from the mouse, and methods of producing additional knockouts animals.08-06-2009
20090196876Novel 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 PRO194, PRO220, PRO241, PRO284, PRO331, PRO354, PRO355, PRO533, PRO541, PRO725, PRO937, PRO1014, PRO1120, PRO1182, PRO1325, PRO1382, PRO1410, PRO1555, PRO1556, PRO1760, PRO1787, PRO1868, PRO4326, PRO4332, PRO4346, PRO4400, PRO6003, PRO6094, PRO6244, PRO9820, PRO9828, PRO10274, PRO16090, PRO19644, PRO21340, PRO92165, PRO85143, PRO1124, PRO1026 or PRO23370 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.08-06-2009
20110182912Agents and methods for denervation - Various agents are described to denerve, modulate, or otherwise affect the renal nerves and other neural tissue. Also, various delivery devices are described to deliver an agent locally to the renal nerves. The delivery devices are positioned in the renal artery and penetrate into the wall of the renal artery to deliver the agent to the renal nerves. The delivery devices may be used to deliver the agent according to longitudinal position, radial position, and depth of the renal nerves relative to the renal artery. In addition, various methods are described to denervate, modulate, or otherwise affect the renal nerves and other neural tissue.07-28-2011
20120171219USE OF PKC-ZETA AS A BREAST CANCER TUMORIGENIC BIOMARKER AS WELL AS A TARGET FOR TREATMENT OF BREAST CANCER - The present invention provides use of protein kinase C-zeta (PKC-ζ) as a diagnostic biomarker for breast cancer tumorigenesis. Also provided are uses of PKC-zeta inhibitors for inhibiting breast cancer tumorigenesis and for treatment of breast cancer.07-05-2012
20100061998IL-1BETA BINDING ANTIBODIES AND FRAGMENTS THEREOF - An IL-1β binding antibody or IL-1β binding fragment thereof comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 2, and related nucleic acids, vectors, cells, and compositions, as well as method of using same to treat or prevent a disease, and a method of preparing an affinity matured IL-1β binding polypeptide. IL-1β binding antibodies or IL-1β binding fragments thereof are provided which have desirable affinity and potency.03-11-2010
20100158923REDUCING POLYGLUTAMINE-BASED AGGREGATION - The disclosure features, inter alia, methods for treating or preventing neurodegenerative disorders and disorders that caused at least in part by polyglutamine aggregation. The method can include reducing activity of the IGF-1/GH axis in a subject. One exemplary neurodegenerative disorder that is also caused at least in part by polyglutamine aggregation is Huntington's disease.06-24-2010
20100055109POST-TRANSLATIONALLY MODIFIED NEUROTROPHINS - The present invention describes that neurotrophins undergo post-translational modifications, and that these post-translational modifications mediate the pro-apoptotic and/or pro-neurite activity of neurotrophins. These post-translational modifications notably include nitration and the formation of conformationally-different dimers, as well as of abnormal oligomers, such as tetramers and octamers. The invention further relates to compounds that compete with such modified neurotrophins, as well as to compounds that binds to said modified neurotrophins. The invention thus provides useful agents for the treatment of the conditions or diseases involving a chronic pain and/or neuron loss.03-04-2010
20100111965COMBINATION THERAPY - The invention provides a method of treating neoplastic disease in a subject, said method comprising the simultaneous, sequential or separate, administration to said subject of an effective amount of (i) an inhibitor of a first EGF, e.g. HB-EGF and (ii) an inhibitor of a second EGF, e.g. AREG. Also described are novel synergistic combinations of EGF inhibitors with topoisomerase inhibitors which attenuate tumour cell growth. Further described are novel anti AREG antibodies.05-06-2010
20110195074Ephrin Type-A Receptor 7 Protein - The present invention provides methods and compositions for treatment, screening, diagnosis and prognosis of bladder cancer, breast cancer, colorectal cancer, gastric cancer, head and neck cancer, kidney cancer, lung cancer, osteosarcoma, pancreatic cancer, prostate cancer, skin cancer, thyroid cancer or uterine cancer, including metastatic cancer, for monitoring the effectiveness of treatment of bladder cancer, breast cancer, colorectal cancer, gastric cancer, head and neck cancer, kidney cancer, lung cancer, osteosarcoma, pancreatic cancer, prostate cancer, skin cancer, thyroid cancer or uterine cancer, including metastatic cancer, and for drug development.08-11-2011
20110195073COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR STIMULATING AN IMMUNE RESPONSE - Compositions and methods for the stimulating, enhancing or promoting an immune response in a host are provided. One embodiment provides methods and compositions for stimulating, enhancing, or promoting an immune response in a host by administering an effective amount of a B7-H4 antagonist, preferably sH4 or variant thereof. Compositions of sH4 can be used to enhance an immune response to treat infection, cancer, or as part of a vaccine.08-11-2011
20110195072NON-NEUROENDOCRINE CANCER THERAPY - The present invention provides a method of selecting subjects suffering or being predisposed to suffering from a proliferative disease in non-neuroendocrine tissues for treatment with a Ret inhibitor. The present invention also provides Ret inhibitors as medicaments for subjects suffering or being predisposed to suffering from a proliferative disease in non-neuroendocrine tissues.08-11-2011
20090191218DNA Vaccines And Methods For The Prevention Of Transplantation Rejection - Methods for preventing, delaying the onset of, or treating rejection of an allograft using a DNA vaccine, where the vaccine can comprise a polynucleotide encoding a pro-apoptotic protein, like BAX and/or a polynucleotide encoding an autoantigen or donor antigen, like secreted glutamic acid decarboxylase 55. Administering one of the DNA vaccines to a transplant recipient, as described herein, can induce a donor specific tolerogenic response.07-30-2009
20130209487Treatment of Avian Species with Inhibitors of P110 Delta Signaling - The invention includes compositions and methods for regulating p110 delta in an avian species. The invention includes inhibiting p110 delta, a component of p110 delta signaling pathway, or any combination thereof in an avian species as an anti-viral therapeutic approach for treating virus infection.08-15-2013
20100074905METHODS FOR SOLUBLE ZALPHA11 CYTOKINE RECEPTORS - Novel polypeptide combinations, polynucleotides encoding the polypeptides, and related compositions and methods are disclosed for soluble zalpha11 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. Ligand-binding receptor polypeptides can also be used to block zalpha11 Ligand activity in vitro and in vivo, and may be used in conjunction with zalpha11 Ligand and other cytokines to selectively stimulate the immune system. The present invention also includes methods for producing the protein, uses therefor and antibodies thereto.03-25-2010
20120183561ALPHA-4-BETA-7 HETERODIMER SPECIFIC ANTAGONIST ANTIBODY - There are disclosed alpha4beta7 heterodimer-specific antigen binding proteins, nucleic acids encoding them, and methods of making and using them.07-19-2012
20120183560Monoclonal Antibodies - The present invention provides an isolated antibody that binds a fibrin or fibrinogen γC domain. In various aspects, the antibody inhibits microglial adhesion to the fibrin or fibrinogen γC domain, inhibits Mac-1 binding to the fibrin or fibrinogen γC domain, and/or suppresses clinical symptoms of Experimental Autoimmune Encephalomyelitis (EAE). Various methods of using the antibodies, pharmaceutical compositions, kits, vectors, cells comprising the vectors, and antibody generating methods are provided.07-19-2012
20120183559NOVEL ANTI-IGF-IR ANTIBODIES AND USES THEREOF - The present invention relates to novel antibodies capable of binding specifically to the human insulin-like growth factor I receptor IGF-IR and/or capable of specifically inhibiting the tyrosine kinase activity of said IGF-IR, especially monoclonal antibodies of marine, chimeric and humanized origin, as well as the amino acid and nucleic acid sequences coding for these antibodies. The invention likewise comprises the use of these antibodies as a medicament for the prophylactic and/or therapeutic treatment of cancers overexpressing IGF-IR or any pathology connected with the overexpression of said receptor as well as in processes or kits for diagnosis of illnesses connected with the overexpression of the IGF-IR. The invention finally comprises products and/or compositions comprising such antibodies in combination with anti-EGFR antibodies and/or anti-VEGF antibodies and/or antibodies directed against other growth factors involved in tumor progression or metastasis and/or compounds and/or anti-cancer agents or agents conjugated with toxins and their use for the prevention and/or the treatment of certain cancers.07-19-2012
20120183558ANTIBODY MOLECULES WHICH BIND IL-17A AND IL-17F - The invention relates to antibody molecules having specificity for antigenic determinants of both IL-17A and IL-17F, therapeutic uses of the antibody molecules and methods for producing said antibody molecules.07-19-2012
20100150939AMINO ACID SEQUENCES DIRECTED AGAINST A METALLOPROTEINASE FROM THE ADAM FAMILY AND POLYPEPTIDES COMPRISING THE SAME FOR THE TREATMENT OF ADAM-RELATED DISEASES AND DISORDERS - The present application relates to amino acid sequences that are directed against and/or that can specifically bind to metalloproteinases from the ADAM family, as well as to compounds or constructs, and in particular proteins and polypeptides, that comprise or essentially consist of one or more such ammo acid sequences, and to methods of preparing the same.06-17-2010
20100150937ANTAGONISTS OF PCSK9 - Antagonists of human proprotein convertase subtilisin-kexin type 9 (“PCSK9”) are disclosed. The disclosed antagonists are effective in the inhibition of PCSK9 function and, accordingly, present desirable antagonists for the use in the treatment of conditions associated with PCSK9 activity. The present invention also discloses nucleic acid encoding said antagonists, vectors, host cells, and compositions comprising the antagonists. Methods of making PCSK9-specific antagonists as well as methods of using the antagonists for inhibiting or antagonizing PCSK9 function are also disclosed and form important additional aspects of the present disclosure.06-17-2010
20130078260COMPOUNDS TARGETING THE VEGF AND/OR HIF PATHWAY SUCH AS SORAFENIB OR VATALANIB FOR USE IN THE TREATMENT OF OTITIS MEDIA - The present invention provides a compound which targets the VEGF and/or HIF pathways for use in the treatment and/or prevention of otitis media in a subject. The invention also provides a pharmaceutical composition comprising such a compound and a method for treating and/or preventing otitis media in a subject which comprises the step of administering such a compound or pharmaceutical composition to the subject.03-28-2013
20130078259METHOD OF DIAGNOSING AND PREVENTING PNEUMOCOCCAL DISEASES USING PNEUMOCOCCAL NEURAMINIDASES - A method of providing protection against pneumococcal infection in a subject is disclosed. The method includes steps of administering to the subject a composition that includes combination of three recombinant pneumococcal neuraminidases: NanA, NanB, and NanC of 03-28-2013
20130084300DIAGNOSIS AND PREVENTION OF CANCER CELL INVASION - The present invention relates to diagnostic and therapeutic methods in the field of malignant disorders. More particularly, the invention provides methods of determining the invasivity of malignant disorders and methods for reducing the invasivity of malignant disorders including the prevention or treatment of cancer cell invasion.04-04-2013
20130034565MOLECULES AND METHODS OF USING SAME FOR TREATING ErbB/ErbB LIGANDS ASSOCIATED DISEASES - A method of selecting a target for treatment of a hyperproliferative disease in a subject in need thereof is disclosed. The method comprising analyzing an amount and/or activity of at least one ErbB ligand in a biological sample from the subject, wherein an ErbB ligand which shows an up-regulated amount and/or activity compared to a non-hyperproliferative cell or tissue above a predetermined level is selected as a target for treatment of the hyperproliferative disease. Methods of treating hyperproliferative diseases, monoclonal antibodies and pharmaceutical compositions are also disclosed.02-07-2013
20130039925ALTERNATIVE PATHWAY SPECIFIC ANTIBODIES FOR TREATING ARTHRITIS - A method of selecting a genus of therapeutic antibodies includes selecting antibodies with the following criteria; a) do inhibit cell lysis under conditions wherein the alternative pathway is isolated from the classical pathway; and b) do not inhibit cell lysis under conditions wherein the classical pathway is isolated from the alternative pathway; and c) do not inhibit cell lysis under conditions wherein the classical pathway and alternative pathway are active; and d) do inhibit C3b produced exclusively by the alternative pathway;02-14-2013
20130039924ADULT STEM CELLS/PROGENITOR CELLS AND STEM CELL PROTEINS FOR TREATMENT OF EYE INJURIES AND DISEASES - The present invention encompasses methods and compositions for treating an ocular disease, disorder or condition in a mammal. The invention includes a population of mesenchymal stromal cells that possess anti-inflammatory, anti-apoptotic, immune modulatory and anti-tumorigenic properties. The invention includes administration of TSG-6, STC-1, or a combination thereof to the ocular as a treatment for an ocular disease, disorder or condition in a mammal.02-14-2013
20130039923ANTI-HUMAN INTERLEUKIN-20 ANTIBODIES - Anti-human IL20 monoclonal antibodies that can reduce IL20 mediated activation of both IL20R1/IL20R2 and IL22R1/IL20R2 receptor complexes in one or more species, including humans, are described, as well as antigen-binding molecules such as, e.g., antigen-binding antibody fragments, antibody derivatives, and multi-specific molecules designed or derived from such antibodies, and methods or producing such antibodies or other antigen-binding molecules. Such antibodies or other antigen-binding molecules can be used for treating various diseases and disorders, including autoimmune or inflammatory diseases or disorders.02-14-2013
20100111968Methods for Mediating Fibrotic Response - Methods for mediating fibrotic response by modulating IL-25 signaling in fibrocytes are disclosed.05-06-2010
20100322946MULTISPECIFIC ANTIBODIES - The invention provides multispecific antibodies and methods of making and using such antibodies.12-23-2010
20090074791Phenylisoquinoline and Phenylquinazoline Derivatives - The present invention relates to substituted phenylisoquinoline and phenylquinazoline derivatives and to their pharmaceutical uses in preventing or treating bone conditions which are associated with increased calcium depletion or resorption or in which stimulation of bone formation and calcium fixation in the bone is desirable.03-19-2009
20090155286Type I interferon blocking agents for prevention and treatment of psoriasis - The discovery of plasmacytoid dendritic cell precursors (PDC) as crucial effector cells with high production of type I interferons (IFNs) in early psoriasis development has led to the present invention that blocking of type I IFNs can be used for prevention and therapy of psoriasis. The invention relates to the use of a type I interferon blocking agent, such as a type I IFN antagonist (e.g. an anti-IFN-α antibody) or type I IFN receptor antagonist, for the preparation of a medicament for the prevention and treatment of psoriasis, and to a method of prevention and treatment of psoriasis using a type I interferon blocking agent.06-18-2009
20090155287Modified vaccinia virus strains for use in diagnostic and therapeutic methods - Modified viruses and methods for preparing the modified viruses are provided. Vaccines that contain the viruses are provided. The viruses can be used in methods of treatment of diseases, such as proliferative and inflammatory disorders, including cancer, and as anti-tumor and/or antiangiogenic agents. The viruses also can be used in diagnostic methods.06-18-2009
20100104579TREX1 AS A MARKER FOR LUPUS ERYTHEMATOSUS - The present invention relates a method of diagnosing lupus erythematosus or related autoimmune diseases in a human, said method comprising at least one of detecting a genetic variant, a mutation or polymorphism in the gene encoding for TREX1, detecting a change in the biochemical activity of TREX1, and detecting a change in the expression of the gene encoding for TREX1. The present invention further relates to the use of TREX1 for therapy and as a target for new therapeutic approaches.04-29-2010
20100040634METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR MODULATING HGF/MET - The invention provides methods and compositions for modulating the HGF/c-met signaling pathway, in particular by regulating binding of HGF β chain to c-met.02-18-2010
20100040633BINDING COMPOSITIONS: RELATED REAGENTS - TGF-beta 1 binding compositions and reagents related thereto are provided. Methods of using such compositions for therapeutic purpose are also provided.02-18-2010
20100040632COMPOSITION - The present invention relates to a method of treating liver damage, especially hepatitis B virus (HBV) related liver damage. The present invention also relates to compositions and kits for use in treating liver damage.02-18-2010
20130045215GROWTH HORMONE RECEPTOR DEFICIENCY CAUSES A MAJOR REDUCTION IN PRO-AGING SIGNALING, CANCER AND DIABETES IN HUMANS - A method for alleviating a symptom of chemotherapy in a subject comprises identifying a subject undergoing chemotherapy and then administering a therapeutically effective amount of a GH/IGF-1 Axis inhibitory composition to the subject. Typically, the levels of IGF-1 and/or GH in the subject are monitored as well as chemotherapy related symptoms. A method of alleviating oxidative damage, cellular damage including mutations, and insulin resistance in a subject is also provided.02-21-2013
20130045214P53 MODULATOR AND CANCER TARGET - Methods of screening for modulators of TRIM24 (also known as TIF1-ALPHA) expression and/or biological activity are described. In particular, methods of screening for modulators of TRIM24 E3 ligase activity, and specifically an E3 ligase activity directed at p53 as the target polypeptide are also described. Modulators of TRIM24 expression and activity are provided and their use in treatment of cancer, particularly in breast, colon, prostate, renal cancers and in acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Suitable modulators of TRIM24 expression include siRNA and shRNA and can be used in the treatment of cancer and for targeting cancer stem cells.02-21-2013
20130039922ANTIBODIES THAT INHIBIT METALLOPROTEINS - The present application relates to antibodies which recognize [2 (2-aminoethylcarbomoyl)-ethoxymethyl]-tris-[2-N-(3-imidazol-1-yl-propyl))-ethoxymethyl]methane, a hapten molecule which closely mimics the local structure and conformation of the reactive zinc site in matrix metalloproteinases. An antibody is disclosed which comprises an antigen recognition region which comprises six CDR amino acid sequences selected from the group consisting of SEQ ID NOs: 4-15. Uses thereof are also disclosed.02-14-2013
20100092482Compositions 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 DC40L. 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 DC40L, preferably without substantially agonizing CD40 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/DC40L interactions, the methods involving administering a monovalent anti-CD40L antibody polypeptide to the individual.04-15-2010
20130028912TWEAK/FN14 SYSTEM REGULATES SKELETAL MUSCLE ATROPHY AND REGENERATION - The invention provides methods for preventing loss and augmenting regeneration of skeletal muscle by decreasing the activity of the TWEAK/Fn14 system.01-31-2013
20130028911VASCULAR 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.01-31-2013
20130028910HMG1 ANTIBODY FOR TREATING INFLAMMATORY CONDITIONS - There is disclosed a pharmaceutical composition and method for treating sepsis, including septic shock and ARDS (acute respiratory distress syndrome), comprising administering an effective amount of a HMG1 antagonist. There is further disclosed a diagnostic method for monitoring the severity or potential lethality of sepsis or septic shock, comprising measuring the serum concentration of HMG1 in a patient exhibiting or at risk of exhibiting sepsis or septic shock symptoms. Lastly, there is disclosed a phamaceutical composition and method for effecting weight loss or treating obesity, comprising administering an effective amount of HMG1 or a therapeutically active HMG1 fragment.01-31-2013
20130052203IN VIVO SCREENING MODELS FOR TREATMENT OF QC-RELATED DISORDERS - A double transgenic non-human animal, in particular a transgenic mouse encoding Qpct proteins, which have been implicated in Qpct-related diseases, and Amyloid Precursor Protein (APP). Also provided are cells and cell lines comprising transgenes encoding for Qpct and APP. Also provided are methods and compositions for evaluating agents that affect Qpct, for use in compositions for the treatment of Qpct-related diseases.02-28-2013
20100129380Antibodies Against IL-25 - The invention provides the antibody 2C3 and target binding members based on 2C3 which binds interleukin-25. These are useful in therapy, e.g. the treatment of asthma.05-27-2010
20110002942Engineered Anti-IL-23 Antibodies - Engineered antibodies to human IL-23p19 are provided, as well as uses thereof, e.g. in treatment of inflammatory, autoimmune, and proliferative disorders.01-06-2011
20090304710NOVEL ANTI-CD38 ANTIBODIES FOR THE TREATMENT OF CANCER - Antibodies, humanized antibodies, resurfaced antibodies, antibody fragments, derivatized antibodies, and conjugates of same with cytotoxic agents, which specifically bind to CD38, are capable of killing CD3812-10-2009
20090041779Aldosterone induced elastin production - Compositions and methods for inducing the deposition of elastin in skin by administering compositions including a mineralocorticoid, such as, for example, aldosterone and, optionally, a secondary active agent for enhancing or modulating the effect of the mineralocorticoid are described herein.02-12-2009
20100272731ENGINEERED 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.10-28-2010
20130071405ANTIBODIES TO PCSK9 AND USES THEREOF - The present invention relates to antibodies to proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin type 9 (PCSK9), or antigen-binding fragments thereof, compositions comprising such PCSK9 antibodies or antigen-binding fragments, and methods of using the same for the treatment of hyperlipidemia or hypercholesterolemia.03-21-2013
20130058951ANTI-S1P ANTIBODY TREATMENT OF PATIENTS WITH OCULAR DISEASE - The present invention relates to methods that involve administration of an anti-S1 P antibody or antibody fragment or derivative to a subject having or suspected of having an ocular disease or condition, including one involving choroidal neovascularization, in order to achieve a desired effect. Such effects include reducing the size of a choroidal neovascularization lesion in the eye, decreasing or resolving retinal pigment epithelial detachment, decreasing central retinal lesion thickness, and preserving or improving visual acuity. Pharmaceutical compositions comprising an anti-S1 P antibody for ocular administration are also provided. The compositions and methods are particularly useful for treating subjects having age-related macular degeneration, particularly exudative or wet age-related macular degeneration.03-07-2013
20130058950METHODS FOR DETECTING PROGENITOR CELLS AND USES THEREOF - Diagnostic and therapeutic methods pertaining to diseases and disorders of the breast, uterus and ovary are encompassed herein. More particularly, diagnostic methods for early detection of progenitor cells of breast, uterine, and ovarian cancers are described herein. The identification of markers for these cancer predisposing progenitor cells, which co-express the progesterone receptor (PR) and p63, provides tools and methods of use thereof that facilitate early detection of increased frequency of PR/p63 double positive (PR/p63+) progenitor cells in asymptomatic patients and thus, early detection of increased cancer risk in such patients and assessment, diagnostic stratification, and evaluation of therapeutic intervention in symptomatic patients. Therapeutic methods are also encompassed herein, which include detection of PR/p63+ progenitor cells in a patient, wherein detection of increased frequency of PR/p63+ progenitor cells provides information on which basis a determination of therapeutic regimen or an assessment of an ongoing therapeutic regimen can be made.03-07-2013
20130058949ANTAGONISTS OF IL-6 TO PREVENT OR TREAT THROMBOSIS - The present invention is directed to therapeutic methods using IL-6 antagonists such as antibodies and fragments thereof having binding specificity for IL-6 to prevent or treat thrombosis in diseases associated with abnormal blood coagulation or fibrinolysis. In preferred embodiments these patients will comprise those exhibiting elevated D-dimer or other cogulation cascade related proteins and optionally will further exhibit elevated C reactive protein prior to treatment. The subject therapies also may include the administration of other actives such as chemotherapeutics, anti-coagulants, statins, et al.03-07-2013
20110038878ANTIBODIES TO IL-17A - Engineered antibodies to human IL-17A are provided, as well as uses thereof.02-17-2011
20110059102Therapeutic Method Targeting Midkine - Provided is a therapeutic method targeting midkine for treating mammalian kidney disorders, primary kidney disorders, hypertension that follows secondary kidney disorders such as diabetic nephropathy, and hypertension secondary to chronic kidney disease.03-10-2011
20090269357ANTI-TNFalpha ANTIBODY - An antibody that binds TNF α and neutralizes its activity is provided. In certain cases, the antibody comprises: a) a heavy chain variable domain comprising an amino acid sequence that is at least 95% identical to the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO. 1, and b) a light chain variable domain comprising an amino acid sequence that is at least 95% identical to the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID No. 2.10-29-2009
20090269356Complement Binding Aptamers and Anti-C5 Agents Useful in the Treatment of Ocular Disorders - Methods of treating complement-mediated ocular disorders by administering agents that inhibit a subject's complement component in an amount sufficient to treat the ocular disorder wherein, in a selected embodiment, said agent is an anti-complement aptamer that, in a preferred embodiment, is an anti-C5 aptamer.10-29-2009
20090269355Catalytic antibodies and a method of producing same - The present invention relates generally to a growth factor precursor and its use to select production of antigen specific catalytic antibodies. Such catalytic antibodies are produced following B cell activation and proliferation induced by catalytic cleavage products of a target antigen portion of the growth factor precursor of the present invention. A particularly useful form of the growth factor precursor is as a nucleic acid vaccine. The nucleic acid vaccine of the present invention preferably further comprises a molecular adjuvant. Another aspect of the present invention comprises a growth factor precursor in multimeric form. The growth factor precursor of the present invention is useful for generating catalytic antibodies for both therapeutic, diagnostic and industrial purposes.10-29-2009
20120225082ADAM12 Inhibitors and Their Use Against Inflammation-Induced Fibrosis - The present invention relates to the field of fibrosis and inflammation and more particularly to the use of ADAM12 (A Disintegrin and Metalloproteinase 12) inhibitors to prevent or treat inflammation-induced fibrosis. The present invention also relates to the use of ADAM12 as a marker for inflammation-induced fibrosis and to the ablation of ADAM12 expressing cells as therapeutic approach to interfere with the development of pro-fibrotic cells.09-06-2012
20120225081VEGF-BINDING MOLECULES - VEGF-binding molecules, preferably VEGF-binding immunoglobulin single variable domains like VHHs and domain antibodies, pharmaceutical compositions containing same and their use in the treatment of diseases that are associated with VEGF-mediated effects on angiogenesis. Nucleic acids encoding VEGF-binding molecules, host cells and methods for preparing same.09-06-2012
20130064832NOTCH INHIBITION IN THE TREATMENT AND PREVENTION OF A METABOLIC DISEASE OR DISORDER AND CARDIOVASCULAR COMPLICATIONS THEREOF - The present invention is directed to methods of treating or preventing a metabolic disease or disorder and cardiovascular complications and other complications thereof by administering agents that inhibit the NOTCH signaling pathway. In addition, the invention encompasses methods for determining whether a patient is at increased risk for developing these conditions by determining the amount, function, or activity of NOTCH pathway components in biological samples derived from the patient or in imaging analyses.03-14-2013
20130064834METHODS FOR TREATING HYPERCHOLESTEROLEMIA USING ANTIBODIES TO PCSK9 - The present invention provides methods for treating hypercholesterolemia. The methods of the present invention comprise administering to a subject in need thereof a therapeutic composition comprising an anti-PCSK9 antibody or antigen-binding fragment thereof.03-14-2013
20130064833Monitoring and Modulating HGF/HGFR Activity - Provided are methods and compositions for the modulation of hepatocyte growth factor activity to regulate lymphatic vessel development and function. Methods and composition for the monitoring and treatment of skin disorders, lymphedema, and metastatic cancers are disclosed. Also described are methods of identifying inhibitors of hepatocyte growth factor dependent lymphangiogenesis.03-14-2013
20120195908COMBINATORIAL THERAPY - The present invention relates to the use of VEGF antagonists and alpha5beta1 antagonists for treating cancer and inhibiting angiogenesis and/or vascular permeability, including inhibiting abnormal angiogenesis in diseases. The present invention also relates to use of a VEGFR agonists and alpha5beta1 agonists to promote angiogenesis and vascular permeability. The present invention also relates to new anti-alpha5beta1 antibodies, compositions and kits comprising them and methods of making and using them.08-02-2012
20090238836Hip kinase for fertility control - The present invention relates to the use of a pharmaceutical composition which comprises as active component at least one HipK4 nucleic acid, a HipK4 polypeptide, modulators of HipK4, antibodies directed against HipK4, a HipK4 antisense, and a HipK4 RNAi, for the diagnosis and treatment of fertility impairments and for contraception. The invention further relates to the use of this pharmaceutical composition for manufacturing a medicament for the treatment of fertility impairments.09-24-2009
20110044999IL-32 MODULATORS - The present invention relates to methods of screening for modulators of interleukin 32 (IL-32), to modulators of IL-32 and to their use.02-24-2011
20130164304ANTI-HEPCIDIN ANTIBODIES AND USES THEREOF - Monoclonal antibodies are provided that selectively bind human hepcidin-25 and are characterized as having high affinity for human hepcidin-25 and strong human mature hepcidin neutralizing properties. The antibodies of the invention are useful therapeutically for increasing serum iron levels, reticulocyte count, red blood cell count, hemoglobin, and/or hematocrit in a human and for the treatment and diagnosis of mature hepcidin-promoted disorders such as anemia, in a human subject.06-27-2013
20090232829METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR TREATING INFLAMMATORY CONDITIONS - The present invention is directed to methods of treating an inflammatory condition in a patient. This method includes providing a therapeutic agent that is a vascular endothelial growth factor receptor-3 (VEGFR-3) agonist or a nucleic acid molecule encoding a VEGFR-3 agonist. The present invention is further directed to pharmaceutical compositions and therapeutic systems for treating an inflammatory condition.09-17-2009
20090047292GRAFT REJECTION SUPPRESSORS - Graft rejection is a serious problem associated with tissue or organ transplantation (e.g., allotransplantation or xenotransplantation), performed to treat various organ failures (e.g., liver, heart, lung, kidney, or pancreas). Described are pharmaceutical compositions for suppressing, treating, or preventing graft rejection comprising a substance having an activity to modulate signal transduction mediated by AILIM, and a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier.02-19-2009
20090047291MODULATORS OF HEPATOCYTE GROWTH FACTOR ACTIVATOR - The invention provides methods and compositions for modulating hepatocyte growth factor activator function.02-19-2009
20100008933Methods For Treating Obesity By Administering A TRKB Antagonist - This invention relates to methods for treating obesity by peripheral administration of a trkB antagonist. The invention also relates to compositions and kits comprising a trkB antagonist.01-14-2010
20090010942NOVEL PRIMATE CHITINASES AND USES THEREFOR - Novel primate chitinases (pNC) and nucleic acids encoding these chitinases are disclosed. The pNCs of the invention are homologous to human acidic mammalian chitinases (hAMCase) and human chitotriosidase, in terms of their exon/intron genomic structure and conserved catalytic sites. The polypeptides and nucleic acids of the invention can be used to develop, and/or screen for, modulators of chitinase-activities, e.g., antisense, antibodies, RNAi. The modulators identified using methods and reagents disclosed herein can be used to reduce chitinase-associated inflammatory conditions.01-08-2009
20100086554METHODS FOR ADMINISTERING ANTI-IL-5 ANTIBODIES - The present invention relates to methods of treating nasal polyposis, in a human, comprising the step of administering to said human in need thereof an effective amount of a composition comprising at least one anti-11-5 antibody wherein said antibody comprises a heavy chain and a light chain.04-08-2010
20110142853Engineered 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.06-16-2011
20080305115Reduced-mass, long-acting dosage forms - Methods and compositions are disclosed whereby free antibody or nucleic acid co-administered with a long-acting formulation, such as a microparticle or implant, containing the antibody or nucleic acid to achieve a long duration of antibody or nucleic acid release. One result is that less of the long-acting formulation excipient or polymer is needed allowing for small-volume administrations as required, for example, for ocular, intra-dermal, orthopedic, brain and spinal delivery. In one aspect, the free antibody or nucleic acid alone has efficacy for an extended period, during which time, very little or no long-acting formulation antibody or nucleic acid is released. In one aspect, after the free antibody or nucleic acid has diminished activity, is gone, or no longer has activity, the long-acting formulation antibody or nucleic acid begins to release for a desired preprogrammed duration to provide long-acting durations. Less formulation mass is needed because the entire antibody or nucleic acid is not encapsulated or implanted with encapsulation or implant excipient or polymer. In addition, more antibody or nucleic acid can be administered to afford longer-acting formulations.12-11-2008
20120237526BACE1 INHIBITORY ANTIBODIES - The present invention relates to antibodies with a specificity for BACE1. More specifically, the invention provides monoclonal antibodies that bind to BACE1 and are capable of inhibiting the activity of BACE1 and methods producing these antibodies. The antibodies can be used for research and medical applications. Specific applications include the use of BACE1-specific antibodies for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease.09-20-2012
20120237525COMBINATION PREPARATION INCLUDING A CYTOKINE ANTAGONIST AND CORTICOSTEROID - The present invention relates to pharmaceutical compositions for a combination therapy with a cytokine antagonist and a corticosteroid. By means of the combination therapy diseases such as osteoarthritis, tendon injuries and/or degenerative spinal diseases can be treated.09-20-2012
20130164305METHOD FOR TARGET AND DRUG VALIDATION IN INFLAMMATORY AND/OR CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASES - A novel method for validating the utility of a drug in the treatment of inflammatory and cardiovascular diseases is described.06-27-2013
20100255000ANTIDOTES FOR FACTOR XA INHIBITORS AND METHODS OF USING THE SAME - The present invention relates antidotes to anticoagulants targeting factor Xa. The antidotes are factor X and factor Xa protein derivatives that bind to the factor Xa inhibitors thereby substantially neutralizing them but do not assemble into the prothrombinase complex. The derivatives describe herein lack or have reduced intrinsic coagulant activity. Disclosed herein are methods of reversing anticoagulation, stopping or preventing bleeding in a patient that is currently undergoing anticoagulant therapy with a factor Xa inhibitor.10-07-2010
20120100153STABLE AND SOLUBLE ANTIBODIES - The invention provides antibodies that are modified to reduce aggregration propensity, and methods of producing such antibodies. The present invention also provides particularly stable and soluble scFv antibodies and Fab fragments specific for TNF, which comprise specific light chain and heavy chain sequences that are optimized for stability, solubility, in vitro and in vivo binding of TNF, and low immunogenicity. The nucleic acids, vectors and host cells for expression of the recombinant antibodies of the invention, methods for isolating them and the use of said antibodies in medicine are also disclosed.04-26-2012
20100203062Methods and Compositions for Treatment of Neovascularization - Disclosed herein are methods and compositions for treatment of neovascularization, in particular, ocular neovascularization and resultant fibrotic damage. Compositions comprise inhibitors of the activity of one or more lysyl oxidase-type enzymes, and the methods include methods for making the inhibitors and methods for administration of the inhibitors to a subject in need thereof.08-12-2010
20130164303COMBINATION PREPARATION INCLUDING A CYTOKINE ANTAGONIST - The present invention relates to pharmaceutical compositions for a combination therapy with a cytokine antagonist and a corticosteroid. By means of the combination therapy diseases such as osteoarthritis, tendon injuries and/or degenerative spinal diseases can be treated.06-27-2013
20100330097PREDICTING AMD WITH SNPS WITHIN OR NEAR C2, FACTOR B, PLEKHA1, HTRA1, PRELP, OR LOC387715 - Gene polymorphisms and genetic profiles associated with an elevated or a reduced risk of a complement cascade dysregulation disease such as AMD are disclosed. Methods and reagents for determination of risk, diagnosis and treatment of such diseases are provided, as well as methods and reagents for determining sequence variants in the genome of an individual which facilitate assessment of risk for developing such diseases are provided.12-30-2010
20100260770IL-33 IN INFLAMMATORY DISEASE - The present invention encompasses IL-33 specific binding polypeptides and compositions comprising IL-33 specific binding polypeptides, e.g., antibodies and monomer/multimer domain polypeptides. The invention also encompasses methods employing the IL-33 specific binding polypeptides to treat diseases and disorders such as asthma.10-14-2010
20120189638METHOD OF TREATING NEURODEGENERATIVE DISEASE - The invention is directed to a method of treating a patient suffering from Alzheimer's disease comprising administering to said patient an agent that reduces the activity of the IGF-1 signaling pathway.07-26-2012
20110280886TREATING CANCER BY MODULATING MNK - The present invention relates to a method for treating cancer in a subject using a mTOR inhibitor in combination with a therapeutically effective amount of a modulator of a MNK.11-17-2011
20110280887METHODS FOR DIAGNOSIS OF CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE - This invention pertains to methods and compositions for the diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular conditions. More specifically, the invention relates to isolated molecules that can be used to diagnose and/or treat cardiovascular conditions including cardiac hypertrophy, myocardial infarction, stroke, arteriosclerosis, and heart failure.11-17-2011
20110142851IL6 Immunotherapeutics - A binding domain polypeptide and fusion proteins thereof that recognize an IL6/IL6 receptor complex, as well as compositions and methods of use thereof.06-16-2011
20110123543TNFalpha antagonists and methotrexate in the treatment of TNF-mediated disease - Methods for treating and/or preventing a TNF-mediated disease in an individual are disclosed. Also disclosed is a composition comprising methotrexate and an anti-tumor necrosis factor antibody. TNF-mediated diseases include rheumatoid arthritis, Crohn's disease, and acute and chronic immune diseases associated with transplantation.05-26-2011
20100266609Antibody Molecules Which Bind IL-17A and IL-17F - The invention relates to antibody molecules having specificity for antigenic determinants of both IL-17A and IL-17F, therapeutic uses of the antibody molecules and methods for producing said antibody molecules.10-21-2010
20090022733Methods for treating Disease with an IL-1R antibody - The invention pertains to methods for treating medical disorders characterized by elevated levels or abnormal expression of IL-1 by administering an IL-1 antagonist, such as soluble type II IL-1 receptor.01-22-2009
20090162376Trans-capsular administration of p38 map kinase inhibitors into orthopedic joints - The present invention relates to trans-capsularly administering into a diseased joint an inhibitor of p38 MAP kinase or a different therapeutic agent.06-25-2009
20100158924Expression of the cysteine protease legumain in vascular and inflammatory diseases - The present invention provides isolated and purified polynucleotides, polypeptides, and antibodies related to mammalian (e.g., mouse and human) legumain and the novel legumain splice variant, ZB-1. The invention further relates to the use of these isolated and purified polynucleotides, polypeptides, and antibodies, as well as other legumain and ZB-1 agonists and antagonists, in modulating legumain and/or ZB-1 activity, expression, and/or secretion in a cell or cell population, e.g., monocytes, macrophages, foam cells, vascular endothelial cells, kidney proximal tubule cells, arterial endothelial cells, sites of inflammatory cell invasion into a vessel intima, and neointimal lesional areas of an artery. The invention also provides legumain and ZB-1 antagonists, e.g., antagonistic small molecules, antibodies and antibody fragments to legumain and ZB-1, legumain and ZB-1 inhibitory polypeptides, and legumain and ZB-1 inhibitory polynucleotides. The present invention is also directed to novel methods for diagnosing, prognosing, monitoring, treating, ameliorating and/or preventing vascular disorders/diseases and inflammatory disorders/diseases.06-24-2010
20090311269Methods for collecting and detecting oligonucleotides - Methods, pharmaceutical compositions, and kits are provided which includes accurately sampling a RNA from a tissue of an animal and analyzing RNA in the tissue of the animal as an indicator of physiological state, infectious disease, neoplastic disease, autoimmune disease, inflammatory disease, cardiovascular disease, atherosclerotic disease, or neurological disease in the animal. A method is provided which includes administering at least one compound to an animal wherein the at least one compound is configured to prevent the cleavage of at least one tissue RNA by a ribonuclease. The method further includes collecting a sample of at least a portion of tissue from the animal.12-17-2009
20110008363ERYTHROPOIETIN VARIANTS - The present invention relates to novel endogenous variants of erythropoietin (EPO) and their use for treatment or prevention of a condition associated with tissue damage due to cell death (apoptosis, necrosis) and inflammation, in particular for neuroprotection, e.g. treatment of acute (for example stroke) and chronic disease (for example ALS) of the nervous system.01-13-2011
20100183626HUMAN PHOSPHOLIPASE A2 EPSILON - A novel function phospholipase A07-22-2010
20100215664AMINO ACID SEQUENCES DIRECTED AGAINST IL-6R AND POLYPEPTIDES COMPRISING THE SAME FOR THE TREATMENT OF DISEASES AND DISORDERS ASSOCIATED WITH IL-6 -MEDIATED SIGNALLING - The invention relates to amino acid sequences that are directed against and/or that can specifically bind to IL-6 receptor, compounds or constructs that comprise said amino acid sequence, nucleic acids that encode said amino acid sequences, compounds or constructs, pharmaceutical compositions comprising said amino acid sequences, compounds or constructs as well as methods for the prevention and/or treatment of diseases and disorders associated with IL-6 receptor.08-26-2010
20120288509ANALYSIS OF METHYLATED NUCLEIC ACID - The present invention provides a method for analysis methylation patterns in DNA and identifying aberrantly methylated genes in disease tissue. The invention also provides a method of identifying novel targets for therapeutic intervention and disease markers. Novel cancer targets are provided.11-15-2012
20080213281Butyrylcholinesterase Variants that Alter the Activity of Chemotherapeutic Agents - The invention provides a butyrylchinesterase variant, a method of converting a camptothecin derivative to a topoisomerase inhibitor by contacting the camptothecin derivative with a butyrylcholinesterase variant and a method of treating cancer by administering to an individual an effective amount a butyrylcholinesterase variant exhibiting increased capability to convert a camptothecin derivative to a topoisomerase inhibitor compared to butyrylcholinesterase.09-04-2008
20110300158ANTI-SERUM ALBUMIN BINDING VARIANTS - The invention relates to improved variants of the anti-serum albumin immunoglobulin single variable domain DOM7h-14, as well as ligands and drug conjugates comprising such variants, compositions, nucleic acids, vectors and hosts.12-08-2011
20110300155MODULATING XRN2 - The present invention relates to a method for modulating miRNA, said method being characterized in that a modulator of XRN2 is used. Also provided are uses of said method for therapeutical purposes, reagents therefore, as well as screening methods.12-08-2011
20120087929VEGF Antagonist Formulations for Intravitreal Administration - Ophthalmic formulations of a vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF)-specific fusion protein antagonist are provided suitable for intravitreal administration to the eye. The ophthalmic formulations include a stable liquid formulation and a lyophilizable formulation. Preferably, the protein antagonist has the amino acid sequence of residues 27-457 of SEQ ID NO:4.04-12-2012
20100150940ANTI-IGF ANTIBODIES - Antibody molecules, in particular fully human antibodies that bind to human IGF-1 and cross-react with IGF-2 such that binding of IGF-1 and IGF-2 to the IGF-1 receptor is prevented and IGF-1 receptor-mediated signaling is inhibited. The antibodies do not bind to insulin and thus do not affect the mitogenic properties of insulin that are mediated by its binding to the insulin receptors. The antibodies are useful for the treatment of hyperproliferative diseases, in particular cancer.06-17-2010
20110287026SIRT4 AND USES THEREOF - Provided herein are SIRT4 compositions and methods of use thereof. The invention provides functional information for use in the identification and design of compounds that modulate SIRT4 enzyme activity (e.g., inhibition of fatty acid oxidation, ADP ribosylation, and/or downregulation of glutamate dehydrogenase), and to the compounds identified by such methods and the research, diagnostic and therapeutic uses of such compounds.11-24-2011
20110287022INTERFERON ALPHA-INDUCED PHARMACODYNAMIC MARKERS - The present invention encompasses type-I IFN and IFNα-induced PD marker expression profiles, kits, and methods for identifying such IFNα-induced PD marker expression profiles. The type-I IFN and IFNα-induced PD marker expression profiles may also be used in, for example, methods of treating patients having a type-I IFN or IFNα-mediated disorder, methods of monitoring disease progression of patients receiving treatment with a therapeutic agent that binds to and modulates IFNα activity, identifying patients as candidates to receive a therapeutic that binds to and neutralizes IFNα activity, and in diagnosing or providing a prognoses to patients having IFNα-induced disorders.11-24-2011
20110287028Methods of Treatment Using Human Anti-IL-23 Antibodies - A human anti-IL-23p19 antibody, including isolated nucleic acids that encode at least one anti-IL-23p19 antibody, vectors, host cells, and methods of making and using thereof have applications in diagnostic and/or therapeutic compositions, methods and devices.11-24-2011
20110287027Pain treatment - The present invention relates generally to a method for the treatment and prophylaxis of pain. In accordance with the present invention, it is proposed that antagonists of GM-CSF are effective in the treatment of pain. Antagonists of GM-CSF include, but are not limited to, antibodies which are specific for GM-CSF or the GM-CSF receptor. The present invention further provides transgenic animals, such as a GM-CSF knock-out mouse, useful for testing antagonists in certain disease models.11-24-2011
20110287025COMBINATION THERAPY AND METHOD FOR ASSESSING RESISTANCE TO TREATMENT - The present invention relates to a method for determining a subject's resistance to treatment with 2,2-dimethyl-N—((S)-6-oxo-6,7-dihydro-5H-dibenzo[b,d]azepin-7-yl)-N′-(2,2,3,3,3-pentafluoro-propyl)-malonamide by measuring the levels a biomarker or biomarkers present in a biological sample obtained from the subject, the biomarker being IL6 and/or IL8. The present invention also relates to a combination therapy for a patient suffering from a proliferative disorder comprising administering to the patient 2,2-Dimethyl-N—((S)-6-oxo-6,7-dihydro-5H-dibenzo[b,d]azepin-7-yl)-N′-(2,2,3,3,3-pentafluoro-propyl)-malonamide and an anti-IL6 and/or an anti-IL8 agent.11-24-2011
20120014971Interleukin-1 Alpha Antibodies and Methods of Use - Fully human monoclonal Abs includes (i) an antigen-binding variable region that exhibits very high binding affinity for IL-1α and (ii) a constant region that is effective at both activating the complement system though C1q binding and binding to several different Fc receptors.01-19-2012
20120014969ErbB3 ANTIBODIES - Antibodies are disclosed which bind to ErbB3 protein and further possess any one or more of the following properties: an ability to reduce heregulin-induced formation of an ErbB2-ErbB3 protein complex in a cell which expresses ErbB2 and ErbB3; the ability to increase the binding affinity of heregulin for ErbB3 protein; and the characteristic of reducing heregulin-induced ErbB2 activation in a cell which expresses ErbB2 and ErbB3.01-19-2012
20120014968STABILIZED FORMULATIONS CONTAINING ANTI-NGF ANTIBODIES - The present invention provides pharmaceutical formulations comprising a human antibody that specifically binds to human nerve growth factor (hNGF). The formulations may contain, in addition to an anti-hNGF antibody, at least one non-ionic surfactant, at least one sugar, and acetate. The pharmaceutical formulations of the present invention exhibit a substantial degree of antibody stability after storage for several months.01-19-2012
20110293630Antibodies to Human GDF8 - The present invention provides isolated human or humanized antibodies or antigen-binding fragments thereof which specifically bind to Growth and Differentiation Factor-8 (GDF8) and block GDF8 activity. The antibodies and antibody fragments of the present invention may be used in therapeutic methods for treating conditions or disorders which are ameliorated or improved by inhibition of GDF8.12-01-2011
20120014966METHODS FOR THE TREATMENT OF IL-1BETA RELATED CONDITIONS - Disclosed are methods and materials for inhibiting (e.g., treating or preventing) uveitis in a subject, including treatment refractory uveitis, using anti-IL-1β binding molecules (e.g., IL-1β binding antibodies or binding fragment thereof).01-19-2012
20130216551GENETIC POLYMORPHISMS ASSOCIATED WITH PSORIASIS, METHDOS OF DETECTION AND USES THEREOF - The present invention is based on the discovery of genetic polymorphisms that are associated with psoriasis and related pathologies. In particular, the present invention relates to nucleic acid molecules containing the polymorphisms, including groups of nucleic acid molecules that may be used as a signature marker set, such as a haplotype, a diplotype, variant proteins encoded by such nucleic acid molecules, reagents for detecting the polymorphic nucleic acid molecules and proteins, and methods of using the nucleic acid and proteins as well as methods of using reagents for their detection.08-22-2013
20110293631MAST CELL MARKERS AND PREVENTION, DIAGNOSIS, AND THERAPY FOR CHRONIC PELVIC PAIN SYNDROME - The present invention provides compositions and methods for detection, diagnosis, treatment and/or prevention of chronic pelvic pain syndrome. In particular, the present invention provides biomarkers of chronic pelvic pain syndrome (e.g., mast cell markers (e.g., tryptase)), and/or inhibition of mast cell function (e g inhibition of MCP-1 and/or MIP-1α) to treat or prevent chronic pelvic pain syndrome.12-01-2011
20110293629Methods of Treating and/or Preventing Cell Proliferation Disorders with IL-17 Antagonists - The invention relates generally to methods of treating and/or preventing proliferative diseases, such as cancers, using antagonists of IL-17. The invention also relates to methods and kits for identifying subjects who are likely to respond to treatment and/or prevention of proliferative diseases with antagonists of IL-17.12-01-2011
20110293628PAIN TREATMENT USING ERK2 INHIBITORS - This application describes methods and compositions for reducing, inhibiting and/or treating pain that involve use of ERK2 inhibitors.12-01-2011
20090074790Methods for measuring transforming growth factor beta (TGF-beta) receptor signaling activity and uses thereof - Methods are disclosed for determining the optimal biologic dose of a TGFβ receptor kinase inhibitor for administration to patients in need of such therapy and for monitoring the effectiveness of therapy with a TGFβ receptor kinase inhibitor in patients receiving such therapy. Kits comprising antibodies and reagents useful in such methods are also disclosed.03-19-2009
20100166768High Affinity Human Antibodies to PCSK9 - An human antibody or antigen-binding fragment of a human antibody that specifically binds and inhibits human proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin type 9 (hPCSK9) characterized by the ability to reduce serum LDL cholesterol by 40-80% over a 24, 60 or 90 day period relative to predose levels, with little or no reduction in serum HDL cholesterol and/or with little or no measurable effect on liver function, as determined by ALT and AST measurements.07-01-2010
20110300157METALLOPROTEINASE 9 AND METALLOPROTEINASE 2 BINDING PROTEINS - Proteins that bind to matrix metalloproteinase 9 and to matrix metalloproteinase 2 and methods of using such proteins are described.12-08-2011
20110300156HUMAN ANTIBODIES AGAINST TISSUE FACTOR - Isolated human monoclonal antibodies which bind to human TF and related antibody-based compositions and molecules, are disclosed. Also disclosed are pharmaceutical compositions comprising the antibodies, and therapeutic and diagnostic methods for using the antibodies.12-08-2011
20110300154TREATMENT OF AIRWAY HYPERREACTIVITY - The invention provides strategies for treating and preventing airway hyperreactivity and non-allergic asthma comprising antagonizing IL-17 activity and/or production by iNKT cells. Provided herein is a method of diagnosing non-allergic asthma and airway hyperreactivity comprising neutrophils quantification in sputum.12-08-2011
20120189639ANTI-GITR ANTIBODIES - Antibodies to human GITR are provided, as well as uses thereof, e.g., in treatment of proliferative and immune disorders.07-26-2012
20110217310BLOCKADE OF TL1A-DR3 INTERACTIONS TO AMELIORATE T CELL MEDIATED DISEASE PATHOLOGY - Provided is a method and compositions for of treating an inflammatory or autoimmune disease in a subject comprising blocking the interaction between DR3 and TL1A. The interaction between DR3 and TL1A can be blocked by reducing expression of TL1A. The interaction between DR3 and TL1A can be blocked by administration of anti-DR3 antibodies. The interaction between DR3 and TL1A can be blocked by administration of anti-TL1A antibodies. In the methods of treating inflammatory or autoimmune disease, the inflammatory or autoimmune disease can be an autoimmune disease with a T cell component. In the methods of treating inflammatory or autoimmune disease, the inflammatory or autoimmune disease can be asthma, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, type 1 diabetes, graft versus host disease or inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).09-08-2011
20110217311CYCLOALKYL CONTAINING THIENOPYRIMIDINES FOR PHARMACEUTICAL COMPOSITIONS - The present invention relates to novel thienopyrimidine compounds of general formula09-08-2011
20090098142Methods and compositions for treating and monitoring treatment of IL-13-associated disorders - Methods and compositions for treating and/or monitoring treatment of IL-13-associated disorders or conditions are disclosed.04-16-2009
20100111966ENGINEERED 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.05-06-2010
20100111967BISPECIFIC ANTI-VEGF/ANTI-ANG-2 ANTIBODIES - The present invention relates to bispecific antibodies against human VEGF and against human ANG-2, methods for their production, pharmaceutical compositions containing said antibodies, and uses thereof.05-06-2010
20090148463IVIG MODULATION OF CHEMOKINES FOR TREATMENT OF MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS, ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE, AND PARKINSON'S DISEASE - The present invention provides methods for providing a prognosis of treatment of diseases associated with inflammatory disease of the brain, including MS, e.g., relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS), Alzheimer's disease, and Parkinson's disease using molecular markers that are shown to be overexpressed or underexpressed in patients treated with intravenous immunoglobulins (IVIG). Also provided are methods to identify compounds that are useful for the treatment or prevention of MS, e.g., relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS), Alzheimer's disease, and Parkinson's disease.06-11-2009
20090148462METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR USE IN TREATMENT OF PATIENTS WITH AUTOANTIBODY POSITIVE DISEASE - The present invention relates to methods and compositions for use in treatment of patients with autoantibody positive disease. In a specific embodiment, the present invention relates to a method of treating a patient that has an ANA titer of 1:80 or greater and/or greater than or equal to 30 IU/ml of anti-dsDNA antibodies in his/her blood plasma or serum comprising administering a therapeutically effective amount of an immunomodulatory agent, such as an antagonist of Neutrokine-alpha. Additionally provided is a method of reducing the frequency and/or quantity of corticosteroid administration to patients. In preferred embodiments, the patient has systemic lupus erythematosus. Methods for determining if a lupus patient is responding to medical treatment are also provided.06-11-2009
20110262453Markers for Assessing the Susceptibility of Cancer to IGF-1R Treatment - The present invention relates to a method of predicting response of a cancer cell tissue to IGF-IR treatment. The inventors have observed a direct relationship between the expression of survivin, ErbB10-27-2011
20110014207COMBINATION TREATMENT FOR NON-HEMATOLOGIC MALIGNANCIES - The present invention relates to a therapeutic method for the treatment of non-hematologic malignancies comprising administering anti-IGF-1R antibodies, particularly human anti-IGF-1R antibodies, to a patient, in conjunction with the administration of at least one other therapeutic agent. The invention further relates to pharmaceutical compositions comprising these antibodies and methods of using such compositions thereof for treatment.01-20-2011
20100061997Transgenic Non-Human Animals Expressing A Truncated Activin Type II Receptor - The present invention provides a substantially purified growth differentiation factor (GDF) receptor, including a GDF-8 (myostatin) receptor, as well as functional peptide portions thereof. In addition, the invention provides a virtual representation of a GDF receptor or a functional peptide portion thereof. The present invention also provides a method of modulating an effect of myostatin on a cell by contacting the cell with an agent that affects myostatin signal transduction in the cell. In addition, the invention provides a method of ameliorating the severity of a pathologic condition, which is characterized, at least in part, by an abnormal amount, development or metabolic activity of muscle or adipose tissue in a subject, by modulating myostatin signal transduction in a muscle cell or an adipose tissue cell in the subject. The invention also provides a method of modulating the growth of muscle tissue or adipose tissue in a eukaryotic organism by administering an agent that affects myostatin signal transduction to the organism.03-11-2010
20110262452ANTI-HEPSIN ANTIBODIES AND METHODS USING SAME - The invention provides hepsin antibodies, and compositions comprising and methods of using these antibodies.10-27-2011
20090311270Methods, compositions, and kits for collecting and detecting oligonucleotides - Methods, pharmaceutical compositions, and kits are provided which includes accurately sampling a RNA from a tissue of an animal and analyzing RNA in the tissue of the animal as an indicator of physiological state, infectious disease, neoplastic disease, autoimmune disease, inflammatory disease, cardiovascular disease, atherosclerotic disease, or neurological disease in the animal. A method is provided which includes administering at least one compound to an animal wherein the at least one compound is configured to prevent the cleavage of at least one tissue RNA by a ribonuclease. The method further includes collecting a sample of at least a portion of tissue from the animal.12-17-2009
20100266613ANTI-TNF-ALPHA ANTIBODIES AND THEIR USES - The present invention relates to antibodies directed to the tumor necrosis factor alpha (“TNF-α”) and uses of such antibodies, for example to treat diseases associated with the activity and/or overproduction of TNF-α.10-21-2010
20100266608IL-17 Antagonistic Antibodies - An IL-17 binding molecule, in particular an antibody to human IL-17, more preferably a human antibody to human IL-17 is provided, wherein the hypervariable regions of the heavy and light chains have amino acid sequences as defined, for use in the treatment of a solid or hematological malignant diseases.10-21-2010
20100266610AUTO-ANTIBODY MARKERS OF AUTOIMMUNE DISEASE - The present invention encompasses auto-antibodies associated with autoimmune disorders. The auto-antibodies may be used, for example, in methods of treating patients, methods of diagnosing patients, methods of monitoring disease progression of patients, and methods of prognosing patients.10-21-2010
20100266612BMP-ALK3 ANTAGONISTS AND USES FOR PROMOTING BONE GROWTH - In certain aspects, the present invention provides compositions and methods for promoting bone growth and increasing bone density and strength. In certain embodiments, the present invention provides ALK3 polypeptides, including ALK3-Fc fusion proteins.10-21-2010
20100266611Enhancement of Immune Responses By 4-1BB-Binding Agents - This invention features methods of enhancing immune responses in mammalian subjects and in vitro methods of enhancing the response of a T cell. Also embodied by the invention are methods of receiving and preventing the induction of energy in T cells.10-21-2010
20100129379STABILIZED ANTIBODY FORMULATIONS AND USES THEREOF - The present invention provides methods of optimizing certain stable liquid formulations of antibodies that immunospecifically bind to antigens of interest. Such formulations are suitable for parenteral administration to a subject, and exhibit increased stability, low to undetectable levels of aggregation, low to undetectable levels of antibody fragmentation/degradation, and very little to no loss of the biological activities of the antibodies, even during long periods of storage. The methods of the invention provide formulations that offer multiple advantages over formulations produced by non-optimized methods, including less stringent or more readily available transportation and storage conditions, less frequent dosing, and/or smaller dosage amounts in the therapeutic, prophylactic and diagnostic uses of such formulations. The invention further provides methods of identifying antibodies exhibiting certain phase behaviors such that the antibodies can be formulated by the methods of the invention. Also provided are prophylactic, therapeutic, and diagnostic uses of such antibody formulations.05-27-2010
20090246209GNRH ANALOGUES FOR TREATMENT OF URINARY INCONTINENCE - The use of at least one GnRH analogue for the preparation of a medicament for the prevention and/or treatment of side effects of ovarectomy or symptoms associated with reproductive senescence in female mammals, in particular urinary incontinence, hot flushes, and skin/hair changes are disclosed.10-01-2009
20100215665MIXED LINEAGE KINASES AND METABOLIC DISORDERS - Methods of treating metabolic stress disorders are disclosed that include administering to a subject a therapeutically effective amount of a composition that specifically inhibits the expression or activity of a mixed lineage kinase (MLK). Also disclosed are methods of identifying candidate compounds for treatment of metabolic stress disorders and methods of diagnosing metabolic stress disorders.08-26-2010
20100215663METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR REGULATION OF NEUROLOGICAL CONDITIONS - The invention relates to methods and compositions for regulation of neurological conditions. In particular, methods and compositions for the modulation of the chemokine receptor 1 (CX3CR1) and its ligands are described.08-26-2010
20100119522COMBINATION THERAPY FOR THE TREATMENT OF OCULAR NEOVASCULAR DISORDERS - The invention features methods for treating a patient diagnosed with, or at risk of developing, a neovascular disorder by administering a PDGF antagonist and a VEGF antagonist to the patient. The invention also features a pharmaceutical composition containing a PDGF antagonist and a VEGF antagonist for the treatment or prevention of a neovascular disorder.05-13-2010
20100119523VASCULAR 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.05-13-2010
20080267974Selection of Human TNFAlpha Specific Antibodies - The invention relates to antibodies which bind to tumor necrosis factor α (TNFα) and uses thereof, in particular in the diagnosis and treatment of autoimmune diseases, e.g. rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Specific human monoclonal antibodies which inhibit TNFα-mediated signalling pathways, and variants, fragments, and derivatives thereof are provided. Also provided are specific human monoclonal antibodies which block the ability of TNFα to bind to its receptor, as well as fragments, variants and derivatives of such antibodies. The invention also includes polynucleotides encoding the above antibodies or fragments, variants or derivatives thereof, as well as vectors and host cells comprising such polynucleotides. The invention further includes methods of diagnosing and treating autoimmune diseases, e.g. rheumatoid arthritis (RA), using antibodies of the invention.10-30-2008
20090087443Pharmacological Adjunctive Treatment Associated with Glaucoma Filtration Surgery - A composition for controlling or preventing progression of glaucoma comprises a material that reduces or inhibits production of a TGF-β isoform or a chemokine or cytokine that stimulates expression of a TGF-β isoform. The material can comprise a dissociated glucocorticoid receptor agonist (“DIGRA”), a prodrug thereof, a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, or a pharmaceutically acceptable ester thereof. The composition can further comprise an antagonist to TGF-β. It is administered to a patient who has undergone glaucoma filtration surgery to ensure a functioning filtering bleb following such surgery.04-02-2009
20090258025TREATMENTS AND DIAGNOSTICS FOR CANCER, INFLAMMATORY DISORDERS AND AUTOIMMUNE DISORDERS - Methods for the treatment of cancer with therapies targeting tumor-associated macrophage activities are provided. Methods for the treatment of cancer, inflammatory and autoimmune disorders with therapies using tumor-associated macrophages and adipose tissue macrophages are also provided.10-15-2009
20100003264Reduction of Ophthalmalogic Neovascularization - The present invention generally relates to methods for treatment of neovascularization in various tissues of a patient's eye. One aspect of the invention is a method of treating a patient for ophthalmologic neovascularization by administering an anti-interleukin-10 agent to the eye of a patient in need thereof to decrease the amount of interleukin-10 in the eye. Another aspect of the invention is a method of treating a patient for ophthalmologic neovascularization by administering isolated macrophages to the eye of a patient in need thereof to decrease a volume of a neovascularization complex within the treated eye.01-07-2010
20090081233Ligands that have binding specificity for VEGF and/or EGFR and methods of use therefor - Disclosed are ligands that have binding specificity for vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), for epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR), or for VEGF and EGFR. Also disclosed are methods of using these ligands. In particular, the use of these ligands for cancer therapy is described.03-26-2009
20090285831IMMUNOINTERACTIVE MOLECULES - The present invention relates generally to immunointeractive molecules and more particularly antibodies which bind to vascular endothielial growth factor-B (VEGF-B) or its functional or structural equivalent and inhibit the biological activity of VEGF-B. In particular the present invention relates to deimmunized such as humanized or human antibodies that bind to VEGF-B and inhibit the biological activity of VEGF-B. These antibodies have uses in the treatment or prevention of diseases associated with perturbations in normal vasculogenesis or angiogenesis or vascular remodelling. The present invention further contemplates a method of modulating diseases associated with perturbations in normal vasculogenesis or angiogenesis or vascular remodelling by the administration of the subject antibodies. The present invention further provides an assay system useful for identifying antibodies which bind to VEGF-B and block the biological activity of VEGF-B. Accordingly, a method of screening for inhibitors of the biological activity of VEGF-B is also provided.11-19-2009
20120294869Methods for Treating Fatty Liver Disease - The present invention relates to the compositions, formulations and methods of treating fatty liver disorders, such as non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) and their sequelae by administration of uridine or a compound that modulates one or more uridine phosphorylases in a subject in need thereof.11-22-2012
20120107325IL-17 Antagonistic Antibodies - An IL-17 binding molecule, in particular an antibody to human IL-17, more preferably a human antibody to human IL-17 is provided, wherein the hypervariable regions of the heavy and light chains have amino acid sequences as defined, for use in the treatment of an IL-17 mediated disease or disorder, e.g. rheumatoid arthritis.05-03-2012
20100098710Anti-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 which block 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. The invention also includes polynucleotides encoding the above antibodies or fragments, variants or derivatives thereof, as well as vectors and host cells comprising such polynucleotides. The invention further includes methods of diagnosing and treating cancer using antibodies of the invention.04-22-2010
20100291103POLYPEPTIDES, ANTIBODY VARIABLE DOMAINS AND ANTAGONISTS - The invention relates to anti-VEGF 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 pulmonary administration, oral administration, delivery to the lung and delivery to the GI tract of a patient, as well as for treating cancer and inflammatory disease, such as arthritis.11-18-2010
20110200613Use of B Cell Expansion Agents in Generating Antibodies - A method for efficiently generating antibodies immunizes an animal with a target antigen and a B cell expansion agent, such as an anti-CD40 agonist. The antibodies generated from this method are useful as therapeutic agents, diagnostic agents or research reagents in a variety of diseases and conditions.08-18-2011
20110200612TREATMENT OF EYE DISEASES AND EXCESSIVE NEOVASCULARIZATION USING COMBINED THERAPY - The present invention relates to methods of treating or preventing eye diseases, as well as angiogenesis-related diseases, by combination therapy involving administration of cells and a compound that disrupts VEGF-signalling.08-18-2011
20110200610Immuno-Modulating Compositions for the Treatment of Immune-Mediated Disorders - The present invention relates to immunomodulatory compositions comprising mammalian colostrum-derived immunoglobulin preparation and optionally further colostrums, milk or milk product component/s and any adjuvants for treating immune-related disorders. More specifically, the invention provides compositions comprising colostrum-derived anti-insulin immunoglobulin preparations for the treatment of Metabolic Syndrome. The invention further provides methods and uses of the immunomodulatory compositions for an active or passive immunization in a disease-antigen specific or non specific manner.08-18-2011
20090274707Anti-IL-12 Antibodies, Nucleic Acids Encoding Antibodies, and Methods of Production - Isolated anti-IL-12 antibodies, nucleic acids encoding antibodies or antibody portions, vectors, host cells, and methods of making are useful for production of antibody or portions for treating and/or diagnosing IL-12 related conditions, diseases, and disorders.11-05-2009
20100272735METHOD TO TREAT USING ANTAGONISTIC ANTI-hTNFSF13B HUMAN ANTIBODIES - Human monoclonal antibodies that specifically bind to TNFSF13b polypeptides are disclosed. These antibodies have high affinity for hTNFSF13b (e.g., K10-28-2010
20110171232METHODS OF TREATING AUTOIMMUNE DISEASES CAUSED BY SMALL INTESTINAL BACTERIAL OVERGROWTH - Disclosed is a method of diagnosing autoimmune diseases, such as multiple sclerosis and systemic lupus erythematosus, which involves detecting the presence of small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) in a human subject having at least one symptom associated with a suspected diagnosis an autoimmune disease. Also disclosed is a method of treating these autoimmune diseases, which involves at least partially eradicating a SIBO condition in the human subject. The method includes administration of antimicrobial or probiotic agents, or normalizing intestinal motility by employing a prokinetic agent. Also disclosed is a kit for the diagnosis or treatment of autoimmune diseases.07-14-2011
20110171231ANTI-PlGF ANTIBODIES AND METHODS USING SAME - The invention provides anti-PlGF antibodies and methods of using the same.07-14-2011
20110171230Method of Identifying Agents that Promote Axonal Development - The present invention is based on the discovery of a novel function of an FKBP proline isomerases in chemotropic nerve guidance and axon regeneration through gating of TRPC1 channel activity. Accordingly, there are provided methods for identifying an agent that inhibits FKBP52 binding to TRPC1. Also provided are methods for identifying an inhibitor of an FKBP52-TRPC1 signaling pathway by contacting a cell expressing TRPC1 and FKBP52 with a test agent and detecting a change in agonist-induced calcium flux of TRPC1. Further provided are methods of enhancing axonal outgrowth by inhibiting the activity of FKBP52 in a neuronal growth cone, and methods of enhancing axonal regeneration in a subject in need thereof by administering an agent that inhibits the activity of FKBP52.07-14-2011
20090274706ANTIBODIES TO GRANULOCYTE-MACROPHAGE COLONY-STIMULATING FACTOR - The current invention relates to high-affinity antibodies to Granulocyte-Macrophage Colony-Stimulating Factor that have reduced immunogenicity when administered to a human to treat diseases and method of using such antibodies.11-05-2009
20090285832METHODS FOR TREATING SUNITINIB-RESISTANT CARCINOMA AND RELATED BIOMARKERS - A method of determining whether a tumor will be non-responsive to sunitinib therapy including detecting whether IL-8 or MMP12 expression levels in the tumor are elevated as compared to a control, that is, a tumor having elevated IL-8 or MMP12 levels will be non-responsive to sunitinib. Also, a method for inhibiting the proliferation or causing the death of a sunitinib-resistant tumor cell by contacting the cell with an agent that inhibits IL-8 or MMP12 activity and with sunitinib, whereby proliferation of the tumor cell is inhibited or the tumor cell dies. Further, the invention includes compositions and kits that include an IL-8 inhibitor or an MMP12 inhibitor and sunitinib, and related methods of treatment.11-19-2009
20090291089Antagonists of IL-6 to prevent or treat Thrombosis - The present invention is directed to therapeutic methods using IL-6 antagonists such as antibodies and fragments thereof having binding specificity for IL-6 to prevent or treat thrombosis in diseases associated with abnormal blood coagulation or fibrinolysis. In preferred embodiments these patients will comprise those exhibiting elevated D-dimer or other coagulation cascade related proteins and optionally will further exhibit elevated C reactive protein prior to treatment. The subject therapies also may include the administration of other actives such as chemotherapeutics, anti-coagulants, statins, et al.11-26-2009
20090191217Anti-IL-1R1 Single Domain Antibodies And Therapeutic Uses - Disclosed is the use of an antagonist of Interleukin 1 receptor type 1 (IL-1R1) for the manufacture of a medicament treating, preventing or suppressing lung inflammation or a respiratory disease. In some embodiments of the described invention, the medicament is for local administration to pulmonary tissue. Also disclosed are methods for treating lung inflammation or a respiratory disease.07-30-2009
20100129378TREATMENT AND DIAGNOSIS OF ABNORMAL BONE DENSITY WITH AN INHIBITOR OF THE GLYPICAN-SCLEROSTIN INTERACTION - Compositions and methods of treatment for abnormal bone density are disclosed based upon the finding that sclerostin must be bound to glypican in order to inhibit bone deposition. Methods for identifying agents that inhibit the glypican-sclerostin interaction are disclosed for treatment of bone deposition disorders. Diagnostic methods are also disclosed.05-27-2010
20110206687Isolation And Purification Of Anti-IL-13 Antibodies Using Protein A Affinity Chromatography - Disclosed herein are methods for the isolation and purification of anti-IL-13 antibodies wherein the use of an affinity chromatographic step results in an antibody composition sufficiently pure for pharmaceutical uses. The methods described herein comprise pH viral reduction/inactivation, ultrafiltration/diafiltration, affinity chromatography (e.g., Protein A affinity chromatography), ion exchange chromatography, and hydrophobic chromatography. Further, the present invention is directed toward pharmaceutical compositions comprising one or more antibodies of the present invention.08-25-2011
20110200611PLASMA KALLIKREIN BINDING PROTEINS - Plasma kallikrein binding proteins and methods of using such proteins are described.08-18-2011
20080213282Formulations - The invention provides a formulation comprising a buffer with a pH from about 4.0 to about 6.0, proline and an effective amount of a polypeptide. The polypeptide can be an antibody. The specification also provides methods of preparing the formulation, a kit containing the formulation and methods of using the formulation.09-04-2008
20100061999ANTIHUMAN TNF-ALPHA ANTIBODY ACTIVITY LOWERING INHIBITOR - The present invention provides an antihuman TNF-α antibody activity lowering inhibitor comprising a protein source(s) and/or carbohydrate source(s), in the treatment of inflammatory bowel syndrome with repeated administration of anti-TNF-α antibody; and a kit preparation wherein a freeze-dried antihuman TNF-α antibody and the activity lowering inhibitor in the above repeated administration of the anti-TNF-α antibody are separately contained in a plastic container so that they can communicate with each other. According to the present invention, in the drug therapy to the patients with inflammatory bowel syndrome, therapeutic agents which inhibit the inflammation for long periods without accompanying serious side effects can be provided.03-11-2010
20100061996METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR MODULATING HEPSIN ACTIVATION OF UROKINASE-TYPE PLASMINOGEN ACTIVATOR - The invention provides methods and compositions for modulating hepsin activity and the uPA/plasmin pathway, in particular by regulating pro-uPA activation by hepsin.03-11-2010
20110268744Method of Diagnosis of Infection by Mycobacteria and Reagents Therefor - The present invention provides isolated 11-03-2011
20100278840METHODS FOR TREATING RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS USING IL-17 ANTAGONISTS - A method of treating a mammal afflicted with rheumatoid arthritis comprising administering a soluble form of IL-17 receptor is disclosed.11-04-2010
20100278837Compositions And Methods For Reducing Cancer And Inflammation - This invention relates to the discovery of the convergence of diverse receptors and signaling pathways on the PI3gamma dependent activation of VLA4 (integrin a4b1). In particular, the invention relates to the role of myeloid cells in tumor inflammation and metastasis. The invention provides methods for inhibiting cancer in a subject comprising administering to a subject having cancer that comprises endothelial cells a therapeutically effective amount of a PI-3-kinase gamma inhibitor that reduces at least one of (a) adhesion of myeloid cells to the endothelial cells, (b) migration of myeloid cells into the cancer, (c) growth of the cancer, (d) activation of integrin a4b1 that is comprised on the myeloid cells, and (e) clustering of integrin a4b1 that is comprised on the myeloid cells.11-04-2010
20100136023THERAPEUTIC AGENTS - A method for treating an rheumatoid arthritis in a mammalian subject in need of same wherein the method comprises: administering to the mammalian subject an agent capable of modulating a ganglioside GM-1 associated activity in an amount effective to treat the disease.06-03-2010
20100143375NEBULIZABLE COMPOSITIONS OF QUATERNARY AMMONIUM MUSCARINIC RECEPTOR ANTAGONISTS - Compositions and methods for treatment, prevention, or amelioration of one or more symptoms of bronchoconstrictive disorders are provided. The compositions provided herein are nebulizable compositions comprising quaternary ammonium muscarinic receptor antagonists. The compositions are suitable for direct administration to a patient in need thereof via a nebulizer. Also provided are kits which comprise of the nebulizable composition of the invention in combination with a nebulizer. Also provided is a method of treating, preventing, or amelioration of one or more symptoms of bronchoconstrictive disorders by administering a therapeutically effective amount of the nebulizable composition of the invention via the use of a nebulizer to a patient in need thereof with minimal to no exposure of the nebulizable composition to the body surface of the patient.06-10-2010
20100136026Ship Inhibition to Direct Hematopoietic Stem Cells and Induce Extramedullary Hematopoiesis - The present invention concerns inhibition of SHIP expression and/or function in mammalian subjects to direct HSC from the bone marrow to other sites in the body (such as the spleen and/or liver), where they then re-establish blood cell production. The method of the invention can be employed, for example, to rescue or enhance blood cell recovery during bone marrow impairment due to bone-seeking radioisotope exposure, chemotherapy, radiotherapy, infection, or genetic or congenital defects. Preferably, inhibition of SHIP expression and/or function is achieved by administering an effective amount of one or more SHIP inhibitors to the subject. In one embodiment, the subject is suffering from, or at risk of developing, bone marrow failure (such as an aplastic bone marrow failure syndrome). In another embodiment, the subject is suffering from, or at risk of, exposure to a bone-seeking radioisotope. In another embodiment, the subject is suffering from, or at risk of developing, fibrotic or damaged bone marrow due to chemotherapy and/or radiation therapy for cancer.06-03-2010
20080241163TWEAK BINDING ANTIBODIES - Anti-Tweak antibodies are described.10-02-2008
20100129381ANTI-FGF19 ANTIBODIES AND METHODS USING SAME - The invention provides anti-FGF19 antibodies, and compositions comprising and methods of using these antibodies, methods using anti-FGF19 antibodies, and methods comprising detection of FGF19 and/or FGFR4.05-27-2010
20100129382COMBINATION THERAPY FOR THE TREATMENT OF TUMORS - The present invention relates to a combination therapy method for treating gastrin-dependent tumors. The method comprises the immunization of a patient with an anti-gastrin 17 immunogenic composition in combination with the administration of chemotherapeutic agents such as 5-fluorouracil and leucovorin.05-27-2010
20080274121Inhibition of Angiogenesis by Mithramycin - We disclose a method of inhibiting angiogenesis in a mammal by administering by a subcutaneous or intraperitoneal route to a tissue in the mammal where angiogenesis is occurring a composition comprising mithramycin and a pharmaceutically-acceptable carrier. We have found a subcutaneous or intraperitoneal dose from about 10 μg mithramycin per kg body weight per day to about 500 μg mithramycin per kg body weight per day can be effective for inhibition of angiogenesis.11-06-2008
20120294868ANTI-TGF-BETA INDUCTION OF BONE CELL FUNCTION AND BONE GROWTH - The invention regards the modulation of TGF-β activity by administering to a subject an antibody that binds to TGF-β, thereby increasing bone growth, bone formation, bone mass and bone strength. The antibody acts to increase osteoblast number and function while at the same time decreasing osteoclast number and function. Such drugs are useful in the treatment of diseases or disorders such as osteoporosis, Paget's disease, metastatic bone cancer, myeloma bone disease, bone fractures, etc.11-22-2012
20110268745Antibodies Against Tissue Factor Pathway Inhibitor (TFPI) - The invention relates to antibodies that specifically bind to tissue factor pathway inhibitor (TFPI) and that reduce clotting time in (a) human FVIII-deficient plasma and/or (b) human whole blood. Such antibodies have utility in the treatment of bleeding disorders and in the stimulation of blood clotting.11-03-2011
20080292640METHODS FOR THE TREATMENT OF IL-1BETA RELATED DISEASES - Disclosed are methods for the treatment and/or prevention of Type 2 diabetes, insulin resistance and disease states and conditions characterized by insulin resistance, obesity, hyperglycemia, hyperinsulinemia and Type 1 diabetes, comprising administering to a subject an effective amount of anti-IL-1β antibody or fragment thereof.11-27-2008
20120294870COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT OF TUMORS - Based on the observation of the cooperation of osteopontin (OPN) and matrixmetalloproteinase-9 (MMP-9) in the promotion of the metastatic phenotype, therapies and diagnostic assays are disclosed for the treatment of a tumor that overexpresses OPN, such as hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), for example metastatic HCC. In one example, methods of treating a tumor include administration of an agent that reduces cellular invasion resulting from the interaction between a fragment of OPN (OPN-5kD) generated by MMP-9 cleavage and CD44 receptor. Examples of such agents include fragments of OPN-5kD and antibodies specific for OPN-5kD. Therapeutic compositions are also provided that include such agents. Also provided are methods of diagnosing or prognosing a tumor, for example by detecting expression of OPN-5kD peptide or OPN-c mRNA in a biological sample obtained from the subject. Also provided are antibodies that specifically bind OPN-5kD.11-22-2012
20080219998Anti-Thrombotic Agents - The present invention embodies: methods; compounds, their pharmaceutically acceptable analogs, isomer, salts, hydrates, solvates and prodrug derivatives, and pharmaceutically acceptable compositions thereof that have particular biological properties; devices; diagnostic and other assays; and the uses of such methods, compounds, devices and assays. Common throughout these embodiments is specific selective reduction of intravascular thromboplastin antecedent activity, which results in a safe antithrombotic effect. A particularly prominent application or the invention relates to diagnosis and treatment of patients which have, or are at risk of, developing thrombosis, thrombotic injury, or vaso-occlusive diseases, such as myocardial infarction, stroke, restenosis after angioplasty, thrombotic diseases, etc. Another particularly prominent feature of the present invention is its high level of hemostatic safety at optimal efficacy. Also, the present invention is compatible for use in combination with other traditional therapeutic agent such as another antithrombotic, antiplatelet, thrombolytic, or anticoagulant agents.09-11-2008
20110142850METHOD OF TREATING CD40-MEDIATED DISEASES - A method for treating a CD40-mediated disease in a subject includes administering to cells expressing CD40 of the subject a therapeutically effective amount of an agent that inhibits binding of TNF receptor associated factor 2 (TRAF2) to a cytoplasmic portion of CD40.06-16-2011
20110008364ANTIBODIES TO TGF-BETA - The present invention relates to antibody molecules, in particular antibody molecules that bind Transforming Growth Factor beta (TGFβ), and uses thereof. More particularly, the invention relates to antibody molecules that bind and preferably neutralise TGFβ1, TGFβ2 and TGFβ3, so-called “pan-specific” antibody molecules, and uses of such antibody molecules. Preferred embodiments within the present invention are antibody molecules, whether whole antibody (e.g. IgG, such as IgG1 or IgG4) or antibody fragments (e.g. scFv, Fab, dAb).01-13-2011
20110206689Molecular Determinants Associated With Prostate Cancer And Methods Of Use Thereof - The present invention provides methods of treating cancer by inhibiting pserine threonine kinase activity and detecting cancer using biomarkers.08-25-2011
20120034234METHODS FOR THE TREATMENT OR PREVENTION OF SYSTEMIC SCLEROSIS - The invention is in the field of molecular immunology, more in particular in the field of the prevention or treatment of autoimmune diseases, more in particular systemic sclerosis or scleroderma. The invention is based on the observation that SSC patients have an elevated plasma level of CXCL4. This was found to contribute to the pathogenesis of SSc, in particular fibrosis. When CXCL4 was neutralized in in vitro experiments, the fibrotic effects could be neutralized. This led us to conclude that SSc may be cured by reducing the plasma level of CXCL4. The invention therefore relates to a method for treatment or prevention of fibrosis in patients with scleroderma, wherein the plasma level of CXCL4 is reduced.02-09-2012
20100143371INTRABODIES - A single domain intrabody that binds to an intracellular protein or to an intracellular domain of an intracellular protein, such as Etk. Also provided is a method of inhibiting an intracellular enzyme, and treating a tumor in a patient by administering the intrabody or a nucleic acid expressing the inventive intrabody.06-10-2010
20100143372INTERFERON ALPHA-INDUCED PHARMACODYNAMIC MARKERS - The present invention encompasses type-1 IFN and IFNα-induced PD marker expression profiles, kits, and methods for identifying such IFNα-induced PD marker expression profiles. The type-I IFN and IFNα-induced PD marker expression profiles may also be used in, for example, methods of treating patients having a type-I IFN or IFNα-mediated disorder, methods of monitoring disease progression of patients receiving treatment with a therapeutic agent that binds to and modulates IFNα activity, identifying patients as candidates to receive a therapeutic that binds to and neutralizes IFNα activity, and in diagnosing or providing a prognosis to patients having IFNα-induced disorders.06-10-2010
20090155288Methods of identifying combinations of antibodies with an improved anti-tumor activity and compositions and methods using the antibodies - A method of identifying a combination of antibodies with a combined improved anti tumor activity is provided. The method comprising identifying at least two anti RTK antibodies capable of inducing synergistic endocytosis of the RTK in a cell expressing the RTK, thereby identifying the combination of antibodies with the combined improved anti-tumor activity.06-18-2009
20100209435Human Anti-OPGL Neutralizing Antibodies As Selective OPGL Pathway Inhibitors - Monoclonal antibodies and hybridomas producing them that interact with osteoprotegerin ligand (OPGL) are provided. Methods of treating osteopenic disorders by administering a pharmaceutically effective amount of antibodies to OPGL are also provided. Methods of detecting the amount of OPGL in a sample using antibodies to OPGL are further provided.08-19-2010
20110206690DIMERIC IAP INHIBITORS - The present invention provides compounds of formula M-L-M′ (where M and M′ are each independently a monomeric moiety of Formula (I) and L is a linker). The dimeric compounds have been found to be effective in promoting apoptosis in rapidly dividing cells.08-25-2011
20110206686IL-23 ANTIBODIES - The present invention relates to antigen binding proteins to human IL-23, pharmaceutical formulations containing them and to the use of such antigen binding proteins in the treatment and/or prophylaxis of inflammatory diseases such as Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA).08-25-2011
20120141501Pharmaceutical Composition Containing Antagonist of EGF Family Ligand as Component - The present inventors identified inhibition of a combination of EGFR ligands that serve as targets for inhibition of cancer cell proliferation. More specifically, EREG antagonists and TGFα antagonists were found to be useful as inhibitors of cell growth. The present invention relates to pharmaceutical compositions containing EGF family ligand antagonists as components.06-07-2012
20120141499SPECIFIC BINDING AGENTS OF HUMAN ANGIOPOIETIN-2 - Disclosed are peptides that bind to Ang-2. Also disclosed are peptibodies comprising the peptides, methods of making such peptides and peptibodies, and methods of treatment using such peptides and peptibodies.06-07-2012
20110206691Methods and Compositions for Treating Neuroblastoma - Methods and compositions for treating neuroblastoma are disclosed.08-25-2011
20110206688Enhancing Vessel Lesion Homing and Repair Potential of Stem Cells - Disclosed herein are methods of enhancing repair of vascular lesions involving the administration of cells in which TGF-β expression and/or activity has been transiently blocked. Other methods involve the administration of a TGF-β blocking agent to a subject who has a vascular lesion or is at risk of developing a vascular lesion. Alternatively, a TGF-β blocking agent and treated cells are co-administered to a subject in need thereof.08-25-2011
20110206685SCREENING ASSAYS FOR INHIBITORS OF A STAPHYLOCOCCUS AUREUS SIDEROPHORE - Isolation of an iron regulated, nme-gene operon (designated sbn) from 08-25-2011
20110223178Antibodies That Specifically Bind to Chemokine Beta-4 - The present invention relates to antibodies and related molecules that specifically bind to CK-β4. Such antibodies have uses, for example, in the prevention and treatment of cancer as well as immune system diseases and disorders including cancers, as well as immune system diseases and disorders including autoimmune disease, inflammatory disorders, immunodeficiencies, infections, HIV, arthritis, allergy, psoriasis, dermatitis, and inflammatory bowel disease. The invention also relates to nucleic acid molecules encoding anti-CK-β4 antibodies, vectors and host cells containing these nucleic acids, and methods for producing the same. The present invention relates to methods and compositions for preventing, detecting, diagnosing, treating or ameliorating a disease or disorder, especially cancers, as well as immune system diseases and disorders including autoimmune disease, inflammatory disorders, immunodeficiencies, infections, HIV, arthritis, allergy, psoriasis, dermatitis, and inflammatory bowel disease, comprising administering to an animal, preferably a human, an effective amount of one or more antibodies or fragments or variants thereof, or related molecules, that specifically bind to CK-β4.09-15-2011
20090162375RESISTIN ANTAGONISTS AND THEIR USE - Resistin antagonists, including antibodies reactive with defined epitopes, are disclosed. Antigens useful for raising antibodies against human resistin are also 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. Methods of utilizing resistin as a biomarker to diagnose the risk and/or progression of osteoarthritis are also disclosed. Further disclosed are methods of utilizing the antagonists to treat or alleviate the symptoms of osteoarthritis.06-25-2009
20120070445BRAIN-DERIVED GONADOTROPINS AND COGNITION - A method of treating or preventing neurodegenerative disease in a subject, the method includes administering to the subject a therapeutically effective amount of at least one physiologically acceptable agent that modulates levels, production, and/or function of brain-derived hormones of the hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal (HPG) axis or their receptors.03-22-2012
20120070444IN VIVO SCREENING MODELS FOR TREATMENT OF isoQC-RELATED DISORDERS - A transgenic non-human animal for overexpressing isoQC, comprising cells containing a DNA transgene encoding human isoQC, characterized in that said human isoQC comprises the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 1 or an amino acid sequence having at least 75% sequence identity to the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 1 or a fragment or derivative of the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 1. Additionally disclosed is a method of screening for biologically active agents that inhibit or promote isoQC.03-22-2012
20120070443PDE1 AS A TARGET THERAPEUTIC IN HEART DISEASE - Disclosed are compositions and methods related to inhibition of PDE1.03-22-2012
20090324607Therapeutic Transplantation Using Developing, Human or Porcine, Renal or Hepatic, Grafts - A method of treating a renal, hepatic or enzyme-deficiency disorder in a subject in need thereof is disclosed. The method is effected by transplanting into the subject tissue derived from a human or porcine, kidney or liver, the kidney or liver being at a selected gestational stage.12-31-2009
20090186038Methods of Preventing or Treating Respiratory Conditions - The present invention provides prophylactic an therapeutic protocols designed to prevent, manage, treat, or ameliorate a respiratory condition or one or more symptoms thereof. In particular, the present invention provides methods for preventing, managing, treating, or ameliorating a respiratory condition or one or symptoms caused by environmental factors or a respiratory infection. The present invention encompasses combination therapies, pharmaceutical compositions, articles of manufacture, and kits.07-23-2009
20080317759Therapeutic uses of factors which inhibit or neutralize MIF activity - The present invention relates to methods of treating disorders related to cellular overproliferation comprising neutralizing the production or activity of macrophage migration inhibitory factor (MIF). The invention also relates to therapeutic compositions comprising factors which inhibit or neutralize MIF activity, such as, MIF antisense RNA molecules and MIF monoclonal antibodies and derivatives or analogs thereof. The invention further relates to the uses of such compositions and methods for the treatment of malignancies, including, but not limited to, B and T cell lymphomas.12-25-2008
20130122016Methods and Compositions for Prognosing, Detecting, and Treating Age-Related Macular Degeneration - The invention provides methods and compositions for determining whether a subject is at risk of developing age-related macular degeneration, for example, the wet or neovascular form of age-related macular degeneration. The method involves determining whether the subject has a protective variant and/or a risk variant at a polymorphic site in the HTRA1 gene. In addition, the invention provides a method of treating or slowing the progression of age-related macular degeneration by reducing the expression of the HTRA1 gene, or reducing the biological activity of the HTRA1 gene product.05-16-2013
20130122018HUMAN ANTIBODIES THAT BIND HUMAN TNFalpha - Human antibodies, preferably recombinant human antibodies, that specifically bind to human tumor necrosis factor α (hTNFα) are disclosed. These antibodies have high affinity for hTNFα (e.g., K05-16-2013
20090324610GENE ASSOCIATED WITH ARTERIOSCLEROTIC DISEASE, AND USE THEREOF - Two genes implicated in arteriosclerotic diseases such as cerebral infarction were successfully identified by performing genome-wide correlation studies using SNPs by targeting the entire genome. Polymorphic mutations that can be used to examine the presence or absence of risk factors for arteriosclerotic diseases were successfully found on the genes. Subjects can be efficiently examined for the presence or absence of risk factors for arteriosclerotic diseases using the presence or absence of the polymorphic mutations as indicators. Furthermore, methods of screening for therapeutic agents for arteriosclerotic diseases are enabled by using expression or function of the genes as index.12-31-2009
20090324611Targeting VEGF-B Regulation Of Fatty Acid Transporters To Modulate Human Diseases - The present invention provides materials and methods for modulating FATP expression and/or activity in vivo. The materials and methods have numerous diagnostic, prophylactic, and therapeutic applications for various diseases and conditions that are influenced by FATPs, or characterized by excessive or inadequate FATP expression or activity.12-31-2009
20090324608Novel human protein kinase, phosphatase, and protease family members and uses thereof - The invention provides isolated nucleic acids molecules, designated 53070, 15985, 26583, 21953, m32404, 14089, and 23436 nucleic acid molecules, which encode novel human protein kinase family members, serine/threonine protein kinase family members, serine/threonine phosphatase family members, prolyl oligopeptidase family members, trypsin family members, trypsin serine protease family members, and ubiquitin protease family members. The invention also provides antisense nucleic acid molecules, recombinant expression vectors containing 53070, 15985, 26583, 21953, m32404, 14089, or 23436 nucleic acid molecules, host cells into which the expression vectors have been introduced, and nonhuman transgenic animals in which a 53070, 15985, 26583, 21953, m32404, 14089, or 23436 gene has been introduced or disrupted. The invention still further provides isolated 53070, 15985, 26583, 21953, m32404, 14089, or 23436 proteins, fusion proteins, antigenic peptides and anti-53070, 15985, 26583, 21953, m32404, 14089, or 23436 antibodies. Diagnostic methods utilizing compositions of the invention are also provided.12-31-2009
20090081234ANTI-TNF ANTIBODIES, COMPOSITIONS, METHODS AND USES FOR TREATMENT OF DEPRESSION AND RELATED CONDITIONS - The present invention relates to novel anti-TNF antibodies for use in the treatment of depression, including therapeutic compositions, methods and devices.03-26-2009
20110142852MULTISPECIFIC ANTIBODIES - The invention provides multispecific antibodies and methods of making and using such antibodies.06-16-2011
20090053236USE OF COMBINATION OF ANTI-ANGIOGENIC SUBSTANCE AND c-kit KINASE INHIBITOR - The object of the present invention is to find a pharmaceutical composition and a method for treating cancer that show an excellent antitumor effect. Combinational use of 4-(3-chloro-4-(cyclopropylaminocarbonyl)aminophenoxy)-7-methoxy-6-quinolinecarboxamide and analogues thereof can result in an excellent antitumor effect when combined with a substance having a c-kit kinase-inhibiting activity.02-26-2009
20090060923Method 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
20110229488PROGASTRIN AND LIVER PATHOLOGIES - Progastrin levels are determined to diagnose one or more liver pathologies.09-22-2011
20110229490Lyophilized Formulations of Engineered Anti-IL-23p19 Antibodies - The present invention provides lyophilized formulations of antibodies, such as antibodies that specifically bind to human interleukin-23 p19 (IL-23p19), or antigen binding fragments thereof.09-22-2011
20110229489Antibodies with pH Dependent Antigen Binding - The present invention relates to antibodies with pH dependent binding to its antigen such that the affinity for antigen binding at physiological pH (i.e., pH 7.4) is greater than at endosomal pH (i.e., pH 6.0 or 5.5). In other words, the K09-22-2011
20110229487THERAPEUTIC AGENT COMPRISING ANTIBODY CAPABLE OF SPECIFICALLY BINDING TO HUMAN HMGB-1 AS ACTIVE INGREDIENT - Previously, it was difficult to obtain high-affinity antibodies that specifically bind to HMGB-1 but not to HMGB-2. Under this circumstance, the present inventors successfully obtained antibodies that are more reactive to HMGB-1 than to HMGB-2 by using specific peptides as an antigen. The present inventors also demonstrated that the antibodies had a HMGB-1-neutralizing activity. The present inventors administered the antibodies to amyloidosis model animals, and as a result, successfully demonstrated that the antibodies produced a significant therapeutic effect.09-22-2011
20090162377Immunoglobulins comprising predominantly a Gal2GlcNAc2Man3GlcNAc2 glycoform - The present invention relates to immunoglobulin glycoprotein compositions having predominant N-glycan structures on an immunoglobulin glycoprotein which confer a specific effector function. Additionally, the present invention relates to pharmaceutical compositions comprising an antibody having a particular enriched N-glycan structure, wherein said N-glycan structure is Gal06-25-2009
20090004202METHODS FOR TREATMENT OF NEURODEGENERATIVE CONDITIONS BY PERIPHERALLY ADMINISTERED ERYTHROPOIETIN - Methods and compositions are provided for protecting or enhancing excitable tissue function in mammals by systemic administration of an erythropoietin receptor activity modulator, such as erythropoietin, which signals via an EPO-activated receptor to modulate the function of excitable tissue. Excitable tissues include central neuronal tissues, such as the brain, peripheral neuronal tissues, retina, and heart tissue. Protection of excitable tissues provides treatment of hypoxia, seizure disorders, neurodegenerative diseases, hypoglycemia, and neurotoxin poisoning. Enhancement of function is useful in learning and memory. The invention is also directed to compositions and methods for facilitating the transport of molecules across endothelial cell tight junction barriers, such as the blood-brain barrier, by association of molecules with an erythropoietin receptor activity modulator, such as an erythropoietin.01-01-2009
20090208512Catalytic anti-factor VIII allo-antibodies - The present invention relates to a method of determining the presence of catalytic anti-Factor VIII allo-antibodies capable of degrading Factor VIII in a mammal, and of characterising the cleavage sites in said Factor VIII molecule by said catalytic anti-Factor VIII allo-antibodies. It also relates to an anti-Factor VIII allo-antibody-catalysed Factor VIII degradation inhibitor; and to a pharmaceutical composition comprising said catalytic anti-Factor VIII allo-antibodies which are capable of degrading Factor VIII and which originate from said method of determination; and further to a pharmaceutical composition comprising said anti-Factor VIII allo-antibody-catalysed Factor VIII degradation inhibitor. Finally, the present invention relates to the application in therapeutics of said anti-Factor VIII allo-antibody-catalysed Factor VIII degradation inhibitor, of a pharmaceutical composition comprising said catalytic anti-Factor VIII allo-antibodies which are capable of degrading Factor VIII and which originate from said method of determination, and of a pharmaceutical composition comprising said anti-Factor VIII allo-antibody-catalysed Factor VIII degradation inhibitor.08-20-2009
20090246208METHODS FOR PREVENTING AND TREATING CANCER METASTASIS AND BONE LOSS ASSOCIATED WITH CANCER METASTASIS - Methods for preventing and treating osteolysis, cancer metastasis and bone loss associated with cancer metastasis by administering an M-CSF-antagonist in combination with a therapeutic agent to a subject are provided.10-01-2009
20090220524THERAPEUTIC AGENTS FOR ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE AND CANCER - To provide a therapeutic drug for Alzheimer's disease and/or a cancer.09-03-2009
20080260752PREVENTION AND REDUCTION OF BLOOD LOSS - Methods are described for preventing or reducing ischemia and/or systemic inflammatory response in a patient such as perioperative blood loss and/or systemic inflammatory response in a patient subjected to cardiothoracic surgery, e.g. coronary artery bypass grafting and other surgical procedures, especially when such procedures involve extra-corporeal circulation, such as cardiopulmonary bypass.10-23-2008
20080260751Methods and Compositions for the Modulation of Immune Responses and Autoimmune Diseases - The present invention relates to a regulation of inflammation and immune responses. The present invention relates to a method of treating a condition comprising administering a pharmaceutically effective amount of an activator of RP105. The condition is typically associated with TLR-4 activation and cytokine production. Conditions addressed by the invention include sepsis, septic shock, inflammation, rheumatoid arthritis and Crohn's disease. The invention also provides the use of an activator of RP105 in the manufacture of a medicament for use in the treatment of a condition associated with cytokine production and methods for identifying an activator of RP105, which is also suitable for use in the treatment of a condition associated with stimulus-induced cytokine production. More specifically the patent relates to the use of RP105 as a specific inhibitor of TLR4 signaling and as a physiological regulator of TLR4 signaling for the treatment of TLR4-mediated inflammation and immune-related diseases. This invention also relates to treating a subject having a disease or condition associated with Toll-like receptor 4.10-23-2008
20120141498USE OF PKC ISOZYMES FOR DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT OF NEUROBLASTOMA - The present invention pertains to the use of PKC-epsilon (PKC-ε), PKC-delta (PKC-δ), PKC-eta, and/or PKC-theta as biomarker(s) for prediction and/or detection of neuroblastoma, as well as therapeutic targets for treatment of neuroblastoma.06-07-2012
20090246210IL-1Beta Binding Antibodies and Binding Fragments thereof - An IL-1β binding antibody or IL-1β binding fragment thereof comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 26 and SEQ ID NO: 11, and related nucleic acids, vectors, cells, and compositions, as well as method of using same to treat or prevent a disease. IL-1β binding antibodies or IL-1β binding fragments thereof are provided which have desirable affinity and potency.10-01-2009
20090252742IL3Ralpha antibody conjugates and uses thereof - The present invention provides antibodies that bind to the IL-3 receptor alpha subunit alpha (Il3Rα) chain, and compositions comprising such antibodies. The present invention provides methods for inhibiting or reducing an IL3Rα-expressing cell population, the methods comprising contacting a population of IL3Rα-expressing cells (e.g., cancer cells and/or cancer stem cells) with an antibody that binds to IL3Rα. The present invention also provides antibody conjugates comprising an antibody that binds to an IL3Rα chain linked to a cytotoxic agent or anticellular agent and compositions comprising such conjugates. The present invention also provides methods for preventing, treating and/or managing a disorder associated with IL3Rα-expressing cells (e.g., a hematological cancer), the methods comprising administering to a subject in need thereof an antibody that binds to IL3Rα.10-08-2009
20090252743Anti-TNF Antibodies, Compositions, Methods and Uses - The present invention relates to anti-TNF antibodies comprising all of the heavy chain variable CDR regions of SEQ ID NOS: 1, 2 and 3 and/or all of the light chain variable CDR regions of SEQ ID NOS:4, 5 and 6, specific for at least one human tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF) protein or fragment thereof, as well as nucleic acids encoding such anti-TNF antibodies, complementary nucleic acids, vectors, host cells, production methods and therapeutic methods.10-08-2009
20100015162Methods of Using Antibodies Against Human IL-22 - The present application provides human antibodies and antigen binding fragments thereof that specifically bind to the human interleukin-22 (IL-22) and methods of using those antibodies, for example, in diagnosing, treating or preventing inflammatory disorders, autoimmune diseases, allergies, septic shock, infectious disorders, transplant rejection, cancer, and other immune system disorders.01-21-2010
20100150936PREVENTION OF RASH IN PATIENTS UNDERGOING ANTI-EGFR THERAPY - The invention relates to a method for the treatment of a disease susceptible to anti-EGFR treatment, comprising the step of administering, to a human being in nee thereof, a combination of an anti-EGFR agent and an anti-neutrophil-chemoattracta agent, wherein said anti-neutrophil-chemoattractant agent is administered in a dosage regimen that is sufficient to reduce one or more undesired dermatological side-effects the anti-EGFR agent. In one embodiment, the anti-EGFR agent is an anti-EGF antibody and the anti-neutrophil-chemoattractant agent is an anti-IL-8 antibody.06-17-2010
20120141497METHODS OF PURIFYING SMALL MODULAR IMMUNOPHARMACEUTICAL PROTEINS - The present invention provides, among other things, methods of purifying or recovering proteins, in particular, small modular immunopharmaceutical (SMIPs™) proteins, from protein preparations containing high molecular weight (HMW) aggregates and other impurities based on hydroxyapatite chromatography. In some embodiments, the hydroxyapatite chromatography is used in combination with affinity chromatography and/or ion exchange chromatography. In some embodiments, inventive methods according to the invention involve no more than three chromatography steps. The present invention also provides proteins such as SMIPs™ purified according to the invention and pharmaceutical compositions containing the same.06-07-2012
20100178297Means and methods for the recruitment and identification of stem cells - Described are methods of modulating stem/progenitor cell recruitment involving molecules that agonize the formation of plasmin stimulating the recruitment of stem/progenitor cells, including hematopoietic and endothelial precursor cells. Conversely, antagonists of plasmin can inhibit recruitment of the stem cells. In addition, the identification of the uPA receptor (uPAR) as a retention signal for stem cells in their niche suggests a novel method for increased engraftment and isolation of multipotent stem cells.07-15-2010
20090117130KALLIKREIN-INHIBITOR THERAPIES - Methods are described for preventing or reducing ischemia, e.g., cerebral ischemia, and/or reperfusion injury, e.g., reperfusion injury associated with cerebral ischemia, in a patient.05-07-2009
20100166767ENGINEERED ANTI-IL-23R ANTIBODIES - Antibodies to human IL-23R are provided, as well as uses thereof, e.g. in treatment of inflammatory, autoimmune, and proliferative disorders.07-01-2010
20090304711Combinatorial Therapy of Cancer and Infectious Diseases with Anti-B7-H1 Antibodies - Described are uses of an agent that reduces B7-H1 interaction with PD-1, and particularly monoclonal antibodies that bind to B7-H1 and interfere with B7-H1 interaction with PD-1 in combination with a vaccine to provide synergistic effects. The application provides methods of treatment and vaccination based on the combination of these compounds on T cell responses.12-10-2009
20100260776THERAPEUTIC METHOD FOR REDUCING ANGIOGENESIS - A method of controlling or treating an angiogenic dependent condition in a mammal, preferably in a human by administering an anti angiogenic molecule such as an angiogenesis growth factor antagonist, and a chemotherapeutic agent in amounts and frequencies effective, in combination, to produce a regression or arrest of said condition while minimizing or preventing significant toxicity of the chemotherapeutic agent. Also a kit for controlling or treating an angiogenic dependent condition in a mammal, preferably in a human, comprising an anti-angiogenic molecule, such as an angiogenesis growth factor antagonist, and a chemotherapeutic agent in amounts effective, in combination, to produce a regression or arrest of said condition while minimizing or preventing significant toxicity of the chemotherapeutic agent.10-14-2010
20100260771Method for Diagnosing the Metabolic Syndrome (MS) - The present invention discloses a method for diagnosing the metabolic syndrome by determination of the afamin content in a sample of a body fluid or a tissue sample, wherein the metabolic syndrome is diagnosed if the afamin content in the sample is increased compared to the afamin content in a sample from a person not having the metabolic syndrome.10-14-2010
20100260773ANTIBODY MOLECULES HAVING BINDING SPECIFICITY FOR HUMAN IL-13 - The invention relates to antibody molecules having specificity for antigenic determinants of human IL-13, therapeutic uses of the antibody molecules and methods for producing said antibody molecules.10-14-2010
20100260774Netrin-1 Compositions and Methods of Use Thereof - Methods and compositions for male or female contraception are provided. The compositions include an effective amount of netrin-1 to reduce or inhibit sperm concentration in semen of males or to inhibit or reduce fusion of male gametes with female gametes in a female subject Still another embodiment provides a method for diagnosing male infertility by determining the amount of netrin-1 in a sample of epididymal fluid or semen from a male subject, comparing the amount of netting-1 in the sample to levels of netrin-1 in samples of epididymal fluid or semen from fertile males, wherein levels of netrin-1 in the sample from the male subject that are higher or lower than levels of netrin-1 in samples from fertile males are indicative of male infertility in the male subject.10-14-2010
20110059104Apo-2L receptor agonist and CPT-11 synergism - Methods of using effective amounts of Apo-2L receptor agonists and CPT-11 to induce apoptosis and suppress growth of cancer cells are provided.03-10-2011
20100260772METHODS FOR TREATING OR PREVENTING DISEASES ASSOCIATED WITH LOW BONE MASS - Methods of treating or preventing diseases associated with low bone mass in a mammal in need of such treatment or prevention comprising administering to the mammal a therapeutically effective amount of an agent that increases tryptophan hydroxylase 2 activity or of an agonist of the brain serotonin HT2C receptor. Diseases associated with low bone mass include osteoporosis, osteopenia, Paget's disease, osteomalacia, and renal osteodystrophy.10-14-2010
20110059107ANTIKINE ANTIBODIES THAT BIND TO MULTIPLE CC CHEMOKINES - An antikine antibody binds to two, three, four, five or more CC chemokines, such as RANTES/CCL5, MIP-1α/CCL3, MIP-1β/CCL4, or MCP-1/CCL2. Methods for affinity maturation and humanization of antikine antibodies as well as the production of hybridoma cell lines producing antikine antibodies by sequential immunization are also disclosed.03-10-2011
20110059106METHODS FOR MODULATING A POPULATION OF MYELOID-DERIVED SUPPRESSOR CELLS AND USES THEREOF - The invention provides for methods of modulating a population of myeloid-derived suppressor cells (MDSCs) in a subject, for treating an autoimmune disease, and also treating cancer in a subject in need thereof. The methods comprise administering to the subject a therapeutically effective amount of an agent that modulates the Tim-3 pathway. The Tim-3 pathway can be activated by a Tim-3 ligand, galectin-9, whereby MDSCs are expanded, or inhibited by an antibody to Tim-3, wherein the expansion of MDSCs is inhibited.03-10-2011
20110059105TIE COMPLEX BINDING PROTEINS - Tie1 and Tie2 are receptor tyrosine kinase proteins that include a transmembrane domain. Tie1 and Tie2 are present on endothelial cells. This disclosure describes agents, such as antibodies, that bind to Tie1, Tie2, and Ang, including ones that inhibit endothelial cell activity.03-10-2011
20110059103FUTURE CARDIAC EVENT BIOMARKERS - The present invention relates to the identification of chemokine biomarkers predictive of future acute coronary syndromes including unstable angina pectoris (UAP). The present invention also identifies particular chemokines as potential therapeutic targets for intervention in cardiovascular diseases.03-10-2011
20110059101Amino Acid Sequences Directed Against Il-6 And Polypetides Comprising The Same For The Treatment Of Diseases And Disorders Associated With Il-6 Mediated Signalling - The present invention relates to amino acid sequences that are directed against interleukin-6 (IL-6), as well as to compounds or constructs, and in particular proteins and polypeptides that comprise or essentially consist of one or more such amino acid sequences. The invention also relates to nucleic acids encoding such amino acid sequences and polypeptides to methods for preparing such amino acid sequences and polypeptides; to host cells expressing or capable of expressing such amino acid sequences or polypeptides; to compositions, and in particular to pharmaceutical compositions, that comprise such amino acid sequences, polypeptides, nucleic acids and/or host cells; and to uses of such amino acid sequences, polypeptides, nucleic acids, host cells and/or compositions, in particular for prophylactic, therapeutic or diagnostic purposes.03-10-2011
20100233184METHODS OF REDUCING PHOSPHATE ABSORPTION - It is disclosed here a method for reducing phosphate absorption in a human or non-human animal subject wherein the subject consumes a diet containing phytic acid or phytate and either has or is at risk of developing hyperphosphatemia. The method includes the step of administering orally to the subject an anti-intestinal alkaline phosphatase antibody in an amount effective to reduce or maintain the serum phosphate concentration in the subject.09-16-2010
20130216552CRTH2 MODULATORS - Modulators of CRTH2, particularly antagonists of CRTH2, that are useful for treating various disorders, including asthma and respiratory disorders are disclosed herein. The compounds are described by structural Formula I:08-22-2013
20100254997ADAMTS4 as a blood biomarker and therapeutic target for chronic renal failure - ADAMTS4 is found to be useful as a blood biomarker for chronic renal failure and also as a therapeutic target for treating chronic renal failure in a human individual. A change in the level of expression of selected genes as disclosed herein in kidney tissue of an individual may also be used to diagnose chronic renal failure in an individual.10-07-2010
20100254998METHOD FOR PROLONGING LONGEVITY - The present application relates to a method for increasing the longevity of a subject by modulating a non-insulin-like neuropeptide receptor pathway. Preferably, said non-insulin-like neuropeptide receptor is the neuromedin U receptor 1 (NMUR1).10-07-2010
20100254999EG-VEGF NUCLEIC ACIDS AND POLYPEPTIDES AND METHODS OF USE - The present invention is directed to novel polypeptides designated herein as EG-VEGF 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. Also provided herein are methods of screening for modulators of EG-VEGF. Furthermore, methods and related methods of treatment are described herein which pertain to regulating cellular proliferation and chemotaxis.10-07-2010
20100254995POLYPEPTIDES, ANTIBODY VARIABLE DOMAINS AND ANTAGONISTS - The invention relates to anti-VEGF 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 pulmonary administration, oral administration, delivery to the lung and delivery to the GI tract of a patient, as well as for treating cancer and inflammatory disease, such as arthritis.10-07-2010
20120141500Antibodies Against Human Angiopoietin 2 - The present invention relates to antibodies against human Angiopoietin 2 (anti-ANG-2 antibodies), methods for their production, pharmaceutical compositions containing said antibodies, and uses thereof.06-07-2012
20100254996SYNERGISTIC TREATMENT OF CELLS THAT EXPRESS EPHA2 AND ERBB2 - The present invention relates to methods of treating hyperproliferative cells that express EphA2 and ErbB2. The present invention further relates to methods of selecting patient populations for treatment methodologies.10-07-2010
20100254994Compositions and Methods for Binding or Inactivating Ghrelin - The present invention relates, in part, to agents for binding and/or inactivating native ghrelin. These agents include those that specifically bind and/or cleave octanoylated native ghrelin. Such agents include antibodies and enzymes. The agents also include those that can be used to generate antibodies that specifically hind and/or cleave octanoylated native ghrelin. Compositions that include the agents are also provided. Further provided are methods of producing and using the agents and compositions thereof. For instance, the agents and compositions can be used to reduce or eliminate the hunger response activity of octanoylated native ghrelin. Therefore, the agents, compositions and methods provided can be used to suppress appetite and/or treat obesity. In addition, the agents, compositions and methods can be used to treat any disease associated with or caused by ghrelin (e.g., Prader-Willi Syndrome).10-07-2010
20100209433METHODS FOR THE DIAGNOSIS AND FOR THE TREATMENT OF CRITICALLY ILL PATIENTS WITH ENDOTHELIN, ENDOTHELIN AGONISTS AND ADRENOMEDULLIN ANTAGONISTS - The ratio of concentrations of pro-adrenomedullin (pro-ADM)/pro-endothelin (pro-END) immunoreactivity in body fluids of critically ill patients is used for the diagnosis, course control and prognosis, including an assessment of the mortality risk, of severe life threatening diseases. Further, a treatment of critically ill patients having high levels of pro-ADM but insufficient levels of pro-END immunoreactivities with a medicament comprising vasoconstrictive endothelin or its precursors, and/or endothelin agonists or adrenomedullin antagonists is provided.08-19-2010
20100136024Selective Inhibition of Histone Deacetylase 6 for Ocular Neuroprotection or for Treatment or Control of Glaucoma - A composition comprises a material capable of selectively controlling a level or activity of HDAC6 in an ocular environment for effecting ocular neuroprotection in subjects in risk of developing or worsening an ocular neurodegenerative condition, or for treating or controlling glaucoma. Such a composition can be administered to a patient in combination with another therapy directed at providing ocular neuroprotection or treating or controlling glaucoma.06-03-2010
20100166766ENGINEERED ANTI-TSLP ANTIBODY - The invention relates to binding compounds that specifically bind to human TSLP, as well as uses thereof, e.g., in the treatment of inflammatory disorders.07-01-2010
20120141496IAP BIR DOMAIN BINDING COMPOUNDS - The present invention, according to several embodiments, comprises a compound represented by Formula I:06-07-2012
20090041778Methods And Compositions For The Treatment Of Graft Failure - The present invention provides methods and compositions for treating graft failure resulting from neointimal hyperplasia. These methods and compositions feature the use of platelet derived growth factor receptor (PDGFR) inhibitor compounds, such as N-phenyl-2-pyrimidine compounds (e.g., imatinib mesylate), or mTOR inhibitors (e.g., rapamycin).02-12-2009
20120195909ANTIBODIES AGAINST A PROLIFERATING INDUCING LIGAND (APRIL) - The present invention relates to a binding compound which binds to human APRIL. More specifically the invention provides, compositions of anti-APRIL specific antibodies and methods to use such antibodies in modulating the biological activity APRIL, particularly in inflammatory diseases, inhibition of cell proliferation and cancer.08-02-2012
20120195910ANTI-PCSK9 ANTIBODIES AND METHODS OF USE - The invention provides anti-PCSK9 antibodies and methods of using the same.08-02-2012
20120034233Methods of Treating an Overweight or Obese Subject - The invention generally relates to methods of treating an overweight or obese subject, and treating overweight- or obesity-related conditions. In certain embodiments, the invention provides a method of treating an overweight or obese subject including administering a MetAP2 inhibitor in which the amount administered does not substantially modulate angiogenesis.02-09-2012
20090274705IL-13 BINDING AGENTS - Agents (e.g., antibodies and fragments thereof) that bind specifically to IL 13 and modulate the ability of IL-13 to interact with IL-13 receptors and signaling mediators are disclosed.11-05-2009
20090324612MODULATING NEURONAL OUTGROWTH VIA THE MAJOR HISTOCOMPATIBILITY COMPLEX CLASS I (MHC I) MOLECULE - Compositions and methods for modulating neural outgrowth, including treating neural damage, via the major histocompatibility complex I (“MHC I”) molecule. Methods for identifying agents that reduce MHC I-induced inhibition of neurite outgrowth. Methods for promoting neural outgrowth comprising administering MHC I molecules (native, recombinant, or those encoded by gene fusion) or biologically-active fragments thereof. Pharmaceutical compositions comprising vectors comprising nucleic acid sequences encoding MHC I in operable linkage with a promoter and a pharmaceutically-acceptable carrier or diluent. Small interfering RNA (“siRNA”) that down-regulates expression of an MHC I gene.12-31-2009
20110027291METHODS, SYSTEMS AND PRODUCTS FOR PREDICTING RESPONSE OF TUMOR CELLS TO A THERAPEUTIC AGENT AND TREATING A PATIENT ACCORDING TO THE PREDICTED RESPONSE - The invention provides methods for treating patients which methods comprise methods for predicting responses of cells, such as tumor cells, to treatment with therapeutic agents. These methods involve measuring, in a sample of the cells, levels of one or more components of a cellular network and then computing a Network Activation State (NAS) or a Network Inhibition State (NIS) for the cells using a computational model of the cellular network. The response of the cells to treatment is then predicted based on the NAS or NIS value that has been computed. The invention also comprises predictive methods for cellular responsiveness in which computation of a NAS or NIS value for the cells (e.g., tumor cells) is combined with use of a statistical classification algorithm. Biomarkers for predicting responsiveness to treatment with a therapeutic agent that targets a component within the ErbB signaling pathway are also provided.02-03-2011
20090324609METHOD OF TREATING AUTOIMMUNE DISEASE WITH MESENCHYMAL STEM CELLS - Methods and compositions for treating an autoimmune disease, such as new onset type 1 diabetes (T1D) in a subject using autologous or allogeneic mesenchymal stem cells administered to the subject prior to autoimmune-induced complete depletion of insulin-producing pancreatic beta cells, e.g., within six months of new onset type 1 diabetes (T1D) diagnosis or prior to the onset of disease in a subject determined to be at high risk for T1D.12-31-2009
20120244169Treatment for Radiation-Induced Disorders - The present invention relates to methods and medicaments useful for treatment of radiation-induced disorders by administering anti-CTGF agents, particularly anti-CTGF antibodies. Methods and medicaments for pre-treating individuals having or at risk for having exposure to ionizing radiation to prevent or reduce radiation-induced disorders are also provided.09-27-2012
20080311128Method for Treating Pathological Pulmonary Conditions and Bleomycin Associated Pulmonary Fibrosis - Methods for treating pathological pulmonary conditions and bleomycin associated pulmonary fibrosis administer IL-16 antagonists, for example, anti-IL-16 antibodies, to subjects.12-18-2008
20120244168HUMAN ANTIBODIES THAT BIND HUMAN IL-12 AND METHODS FOR PRODUCING - Human antibodies, preferably recombinant human antibodies, that specifically bind to human interleukin-12 (hIL-12) are disclosed. Preferred antibodies have high affinity for hIL-12 and neutralize hIL-12 activity in vitro and in vivo. An antibody of the invention can be a full-length antibody or an antigen-binding portion thereof. The antibodies, or antibody portions, of the invention are useful for detecting hIL-12 and for inhibiting hIL-12 activity, e.g., in a human subject suffering from a disorder in which hIL-12 activity is detrimental. Nucleic acids, vectors and host cells for expressing the recombinant human antibodies of the invention, and methods of synthesizing the recombinant human antibodies, are also encompassed by the invention.09-27-2012
20080279862Combination Therapy with Co-Stimulatory Factors - Methods for treating an inflammatory or an immune condition are described. Methods for treating an inflammatory or an immune condition with IL-1 inhibitors and an inhibitor of B cell or T cell activation are described. Methods for treating an inflammatory or an immune condition with TNF inhibitors and an inhibitor of B cell or T cell activation are described.11-13-2008
20110117107COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR DIAGNOSIS, PROGNOSIS AND MANAGEMENT OF MALARIA - Biomarkers for predicting the severity of malaria and methods for their detection are disclosed. In one aspect, the present application discloses CXCL4, CXCL10, VEGF, PGDF, IL-1Ra, IL-8, MIP-1β, sFas, Fas-L, sTNF-R2, and sTNF-R1 as biomarkers for the severity of malaria. In another aspect, the present application discloses a method for determining the severity of malaria and predicting mortality due to cerebral malaria. The method comprises the detection of the biomarkers CXCL4 and/or CXCL10 and at least one more biomarker and determining the severity of malaria and predicting mortality due to cerebral malaria based upon the ratio of expression of the biomarkers in the subject versus the expression of the biomarkers in a control.05-19-2011
20110117108TREATMENT AND PREVENTION OF CANCEROUS AND PRE-CANCEROUS CONDITIONS OF THE LIVER, LUNG AND ESOPHAGUS - The invention relates to the treatment and/or prevention of cancerous and/or, precancerous conditions of the liver, lung and esophagus by actively and/or passively immunizing a patient against the peptide hormone gastrin and/or a gastrin receptor, e.g., the CCK-B/gastrin receptor. The immunizations of the invention may be employed as a monotherapy, an adjunctive therapy, or as part of a combination therapy.05-19-2011
20110117106USES OF CALPAIN INHIBITORS TO INHIBIT INFLAMMATION - Calpains target junctional components that normally seal the epithelium, forming tight junctions. This selective targeting by calpains facilitates the transmigration of leukocytes across the epithelium and into tissue spaces where they can cause inflammation. The present disclosure provides methods of using calpain inhibitors to prevent epithelial junction reorganization such that leukocyte transmigration is inhibited and accordingly, inflammation reduced or prevented. These methods can at least be used to reduce respiratory inflammation by preventing leukocyte accumulation in pulmonary airways.05-19-2011
20100303828Antibodies Against Human CD39 and Use Thereof for Inhibiting T Regulatory Cells Activity - The invention relates to antibodies against human CD39 and use thereof for inhibiting T regulatory cells (Treg) activity. More particularly CD39 antibodies may be used for the treatment or prevention of cancers and infectious diseases.12-02-2010
20110123545COMBINATION OF VEGFR2 AND IGF1R INHIBITORS FOR THE TREATMENT OF PROLIFERATIVE DISEASES - Methods for increasing endothelial cell apoptosis under hypoxic conditions in a patient undergoing a treatment that comprises an IGF1R inhibitor, the method comprising administering to the patient a VEGFR2 inhibitor05-26-2011
20100303827Protein Formulation - The present invention provides stable lyophilized formulations of bispecific antibodies or fragments thereof.12-02-2010
20130136752Ophthalmic Formulations - The present disclosure provides novel ophthalmic formulations for ocular administration comprising a pharmaceutically effective amount of a combretastatin, from 60% to 95% w/w pre-gelatinized starch, from 1% to 10% w/w hydrophilic matrix forming polymer, and from 0.2% to 5% lubricant.05-30-2013
20090214568Method 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: 15 and SEQ ID NO: 11, and related nucleic acids, vectors, cells, and compositions, and a method of preparing an affinity matured IL-1β binding polypeptide. IL-1β binding antibodies or IL-1β binding fragments thereof are provided which have desirable affinity and potency.08-27-2009
20110014208Method of Treating Osteoarthritis with an Antibody to NGF - Methods are disclosed for treating osteoarthritis in a human subject in need thereof, comprising administering to the subject a therapeutically effective amount of an anti-human NGF antibody, or antigen-binding fragment thereof, wherein at least one symptom associated with osteoarthritis is prevented, ameliorated or improved.01-20-2011
20110212100METHODS FOR MODULATING DEVELOPMENT AND EXPANSION OF IL-17 EXPRESSING CELLS - This invention provides methods and compositions for modulating the development and/or expansion of Th17 cells for use, for example, in the treatment of autoimmune diseases, persistent inflammatory diseases, infectious diseases and other Th17 related and/or IL-17 related diseases.09-01-2011
20090068196Pharmaceutical formulation of an antibody against IL13Ralpha1 - Pharmaceutical formulations of an antibody against IL13Rα03-12-2009
20110243953NEUTRALIZING ANTIBODIES AGAINST GDF-8 AND USES THEREFOR - The disclosure provides novel antibodies against growth and differentiation factor-8 (GDF-8), in particular human antibodies, and antibody fragments, including those that inhibit GDF-8 activity in vitro and/or in vivo. The disclosure also provides methods for diagnosing, preventing, or treating degenerative disorders of muscle or bone, or disorders of insulin metabolism.10-06-2011
20110110956Heparin-Binding Epidermal Growth Factor-like Growth Factor Binding Proteins - Provided herein are antigen binding proteins, e.g., human and/or monoclonal antibodies that have affinity for heparin-binding epidermal growth factor-like growth factor (HB-EGF) and neutralize the biological functions of this growth factor.05-12-2011
20100183624Methods for increasing adiponectin - In certain aspects, the present invention provides compositions and methods for increasing adiponectin in a patient in need thereof by administering an antagonist of an ActRIIB signaling pathway. Examples of such antagonists include ActRIIB polypeptides, anti-ActRIIB antibodies, anti-activin A and/or B antibodies, anti-myostatin antibodies, anti-GDF3 antibodies, and anti-BMP7 antibodies. Also provided are methods for ameliorating one or more undesired effects of anti-androgen therapy, including muscle loss, bone loss, increased adiposity, and/or increased insulin resistance. A variety of disorders may be treated by causing an increase in circulating adiponectin concentrations.07-22-2010
20110008365METHODS OF TREATING SCLERODERMA - The present invention relates to methods for treating/ameliorating seleroderma and associated symptoms.01-13-2011
20110044997METHODS - The current invention provides a method for mobilising endothelial progenitor cells (EPC) and/or mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) in a patient, wherein the method comprises the steps of (i) administering a vascular endothelial growth factor receptor (VEGFR) agonist to the patient; and (ii) administering an antagonist of CXCR4 to the patient. Also provided are uses of EPC and MSC harvested using the methods of the invention.02-24-2011
20090035318METHOD AND COMPOSITION FOR INCREASING THE ENGRAFTMENT EFFICIENCY OF STEM CELLS - A method is described for increasing the engraftment efficiency of S/G02-05-2009
20110020363MONOCLONAL ANTIBODY AGAINST INTERLEUKIN-13 RECEPTOR ALPHA 1 (IL-13RALPHA1) - The present invention relates generally to antibodies that bind to the Interleukin-13 receptor.alpha.1 chain (IL-13R.alpha.1) and antagonize IL-13 receptor-mediated signaling by IL-13 and/or IL-4. More particularly, the present invention provides humanized or human antibodies to mammalian and in particular IL-13R.alpha.1. These antibodies have uses in the treatment or prevention of IL-13- and/or IL-4-mediated diseases or conditions. The present invention further contemplates a method of modulating IL-13- and/or IL-4-mediated diseases or conditions by the administration of the subject antibodies. The present invention further provides an assay system useful for identifying antibodies or other agents which modulate IL-13 and/or IL-4 signaling through an IL-13 receptor complex. Accordingly, a method of screening for modulators of IL-13R.alpha.1/ligand interaction is also provided.01-27-2011
20110150898EPHA2 as a therapeutic target for cancer - The present invention is directed to compounds and methods for the treatment of metastatic disease. The compounds of this invention have specificity for EphA2, an epithelial cell tyrosine kinase that is overexpressed in metastatic tumor cells. The compounds used in accordance with this invention may be provided in a pharmaceutical composition for treatment of metastatic disease.06-23-2011
20110045000Anti-GM-CSF antibodies and uses therefor - The present invention provides recombinant antigen-binding regions, antibodies and functional fragments thereof that are specific for GM-CSF, which plays an integral role in various disorders or conditions. These antibodies, accordingly, can be used to treat, for example, inflammatory diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis. Antibodies of the invention also can be used in the diagnostics field, as well as for further investigating the role of GM-CSF in the progression of various disorders. The invention also provides nucleic acid sequences encoding the foregoing antibodies, vectors containing the same, pharmaceutical compositions and kits with instructions for use.02-24-2011
20110044998Stabilized Angiopoietin-2 Antibodies And Uses Thereof - Stabilized antibodies directed to Angiopoeitin-2 and uses of such antibodies are described. Nucleic acid and amino acid sequences, hybridomas or other cell lines for expressing such antibodies are also provided.02-24-2011
20110243961METHODS FOR TREATING BONE CANCER BY ADMINISTERING A NERVE GROWTH FACTOR ANTAGONIST ANTIBODY - The invention features methods and compositions for preventing or treating bone cancer pain including cancer pain associated with bone metastasis by administering an antagonist of nerve growth factor (NGF). The NGF antagonist may be an anti-NGF (such as anti-hNGF) antibody that is capable of binding hNGF.10-06-2011
20110243960METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR TREATING P. ACNES - The disclosure provides an antigenic composition useful for immunization against 10-06-2011
20110243958ANTIMICROBIAL AGENTS THAT TARGET BACTERIAL VKOR - Aspects of the invention relate to a method for inhibiting the growth of a microbe that expresses bacterial vitamin K epoxide reductase (bVKOR). The method involves contacting the bacterial cell with an effective amount of an agent that inhibits bVKOR. Agents include a drug, ligand or portion thereof, protein, polypeptide, small organic molecule, antisense nucleic acid, RNAi, or antibody. Examples of useful agents are a phenylpropanoid, a modified phenylpropanoid, a coumarin or modified coumarin. A particularly useful agents is warfarin or a variant thereof or ferulenol or a variant thereof. The microbe is any microbe carrying a bVKOR gene, such as 10-06-2011
20110243956METHODS OF DIAGNOSING AND TREATING COMPLICATIONS OF PREGNANCY - Disclosed herein are methods for diagnosing a pregnancy related hypertensive disorder or a predisposition to a pregnancy related hypertensive disorder by measuring the level or biological activity of soluble endoglin. Also disclosed herein are methods for treating a pregnancy related hypertensive disorder, such as pre-eclampsia and eclampsia, using compounds that alter soluble endoglin levels or biological activity.10-06-2011
20110243955ANTIBODY AND USES THEREOF - Described are specific binding members e.g. antibodies which may be used in the treatment of diseases associated with cathepsin S activity. The specific binding members bind cathepsin S and inhibit its proteolytic activity. The binding members may be used in the treatment of diseases such as cancer, inflammatory diseases, neurodegenerative disorders, autoimmune disorders, and other diseases associated with excessive, deregulated or inappropriate angiogenesis10-06-2011
20100136022METHOD FOR MODULATING THE IMMUNE RESPONSE BY ACTIVATING OR INACTIVATING THE NOTCH AND/OR STAT4 SIGNAL PATH - The invention relates to a method for modulating the inflammatory potential of T cells, in particular by regulating the IL-10 production in pro-inflammatory T cells, by influencing the activity or activation of the Notch and STAT4 signaling pathways. The invention also relates to the use of the method for inhibiting inflammations or in immunosuppression. More specifically, the invention relates to the use of the method in the treatment of diseases associated with inflammations. Furthermore, the invention relates to the use of the method for reducing the IL-10 production in pro-inflammatory T cells and thus the enhancement of T cell-mediated immune reaction, especially in the event of infections, tumor diseases or vaccinations against infections or tumors.06-03-2010
20110123544HUMAN ANTIBODIES THAT BIND HUMAN IL-12 AND METHODS FOR PRODUCING - Human antibodies, preferably recombinant human antibodies, that specifically bind to human interleukin-12 (hIL-12) are disclosed. Preferred antibodies have high affinity for hIL-12 and neutralize hIL-12 activity in vitro and in vivo. An antibody of the invention can be a full-length antibody or an antigen-binding portion thereof. The antibodies, or antibody portions, of the invention are useful for detecting hIL-12 and for inhibiting hIL-12 activity, e.g., in a human subject suffering from a disorder in which hIL-12 activity is detrimental. Nucleic acids, vectors and host cells for expressing the recombinant human antibodies of the invention, and methods of synthesizing the recombinant human antibodies, are also encompassed by the invention.05-26-2011
20100221258Method of treating a pathological syndrome and a pharmaceutical agent - A method of treating a pathological syndrome includes administration of an activated form of ultra-low doses of antibodies to an antigen, wherein said activated form is obtained by repeated consecutive dilution combined with external impact, and the antigen is a substance or a pharmaceutical agent exerting influence upon the mechanisms of formation of this particular pathological syndrome.09-02-2010
20100111969IL-4 RECEPTOR AND IL-13 AS PROGNOSTIC MARKERS FOR COLON AND PANCREAS TUMORS - The present invention relates to the use of IL-4 receptor and IL-13 expression as diagnostic and/or prognostic markers for tumors, such as colon and pancreas tumors.05-06-2010
20110243957MATERIALS AND METHODS FOR PREVENTING OR TREATING NEURODEGENERATIVE CONDITIONS ASSOCIATED WITH ABETA PEPTIDE ACCUMULATION - The subject invention concerns methods for preventing and/or treating neurodegenerative conditions associated with Abeta peptide accumulation in neural tissue in a human or animal. The subject invention also concerns methods for preventing or treating Alzheimer's disease-like neuropathology in a person or animal having trisomy 21 (Down's syndrome). In one embodiment, a method of the invention comprises administering a therapeutically effective amount of a compound that inhibits function or activity of a Raf protein to a person or animal in need of treatment. In a specific embodiment, the Raf inhibitor is Sorafenib (NEXAVAR). Neurodegenerative conditions contemplated within the scope of the present invention include, for example, Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease. The subject invention also concerns methods for preventing or inhibiting neuronal cell death and/or improving cell viability.10-06-2011
20110243959MODULATING NEURONAL PLASTICITY AND TREATMENT OF NEURONAL LOSS BY MODULATIONG WNT7A OR WNT7B MODULATION - The present invention relates to a method of treating or preventing a disease characterized by a loss or imbalance of neuronal connections, wherein said disease characterized by a loss or imbalance of neuronal connections is selected from a group of diseases consisting of age-related loss of neuronal performance and/or connections, psychiatric disorders, neurodegenerative diseases characterized by loss of neuronal connections, learning deficiency, and senile dementia, of modulating neuronal activity and/or neuronal plasticity, of optimizing repair after brain injury, to modulate learning, and/or to modulate cognitive capabilities, in a subject and/or, of preventing loss of neuronal connections and/or to increase neuronal connections in said subject, by modulating Wnt-signaling, which method is characterized by the fact that the subject is in puberty or post-puberty, wherein puberty or post-puberty means that the neuronal circuits of said subject have already undergone developmental synapse elimination and critical periods which take place prior to puberty.10-06-2011
20100055108DRUG FOR TREATING GASTRIC CANCER - The invention relates to the use of at least one interleukin-17 inhibitor and/or of at least one IL-17 receptor inhibitor, for the manufacture of a medicament for inhibiting, preventing or treating gastric cancer.03-04-2010
20100055110IL-1BETA BINDING ANTIBODIES AND FRAGMENTS THEREOF - An IL-1β binding antibody or IL-1β binding fragment thereof comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 2, and related nucleic acids, vectors, cells, and compositions, as well as method of using same to treat or prevent a disease, and a method of preparing an affinity matured IL-1β binding polypeptide. IL-1β binding antibodies or IL-1β binding fragments thereof are provided which have desirable affinity and potency.03-04-2010
20110177094IVIG MODULATION OF CHEMOKINES FOR TREATMENT OF MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS, ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE, AND PARKINSON'S DISEASE - The present invention provides methods for providing a prognosis of treatment of diseases associated with inflammatory disease of the brain, including MS, e.g., relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS), Alzheimer's disease, and Parkinson's disease using molecular markers that are shown to be overexpressed or underexpressed in patients treated with intravenous immunoglobulins (IVIG). Also provided are methods to identify compounds that are useful for the treatment or prevention of MS, e.g., relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS), Alzheimer's disease, and Parkinson's disease.07-21-2011
20110150903FGF-R4 RECEPTOR-SPECIFIC ANTAGONISTS - The present invention relates to FGF-R4 receptor-specific antagonist molecules enabling the inhibition of the activity of said receptor. Said antagonists are, particularly, FGF-R4-specific antibodies enabling the inhibition of the activity of said receptor. The present invention also relates to the therapeutic use of said antibodies, particularly in the field of angiogenesis and in the treatment of certain types of cancer.06-23-2011
20110150897INFLUENZA TARGETS - The present invention relates to pharmaceutical compositions comprising modulators of kinases, kinase binding polypeptides or/and an inhibitor for influenza virus replication for the prevention or/and treatment of influenza.06-23-2011
20110150900REGULATION OF FATTY ACID TRANSPORTERS - The present invention provides materials and methods for modulating FATP expression and/or activity in vivo. The materials and methods have numerous diagnostic, prophylactic, and therapeutic applications for various diseases and conditions that are influenced by FATPs, or characterized by excessive or inadequate FATP expression or activity.06-23-2011
20110097339Compositions monovalent for CD28 binding and methods of use - The disclosure relates to a monovalent polypeptide domain which specifically binds CD28, as well as to an antagonist of CD28, where the antagonist comprises a monovalent polypeptide domain which specifically binds CD28. This disclosure encompasses monovalent polypeptide domains comprising an antibody single variable domain that monovalently binds CD28. An antibody single variable domain that is monovalent for binding of CD28 can inhibit CD28 activity. In one aspect, a monovalent anti-CD28 antibody single variable domain consists of or comprises an antibody single variable domain that specifically binds and antagonizes the activity of CD28, in an aspect, without substantially agonizing CD28 activity. In another aspect, the monovalent anti-CD28 antibody single variable domain is a human antibody single variable domain. 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 monovalent anti-CD28 antibody single variable domain to the individual.04-28-2011
20110076282METHODS OF KILLING CELLS AND USE OF SAME IN PREVENTION AND TREATMENT OF CANCER - A method of killing a cell having a mutation in an Adenomatous polyposis coli (APC) gene is disclosed. The method comprises contacting the cell with an inhibitor of Casein kinase I (CKI), the CKI being selected from the group consisting of CKI-alpha and CKI-delta and CKI-epsilon, thereby killing the cell. The method may be used for treating cancers. Pharmaceutical compositions for treatment of cancers are also disclosed.03-31-2011
20110076281BMP-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-1-3.03-31-2011
20110076278Modulators of Hypoxia Inducible Factor-1 and Related Uses for the Treatment of Ocular Disorders - Methods for treatment of ocular disorders using steroids modulate the effects of local and systemic hypoxic events mediated by hypoxia inducible factor-1 (HIF-1). Steroids that are useful as HIF-1 modulators include bufalin, digitoxigenin, digoxin, lanatoside C, strophantin K, uzarigenin, ouabain and proscillaridin. In some embodiments the ocular disorder is characterized by ischmia.03-31-2011
20110081355Methods of Diagnosing and Treating Conditions Using Anti-IL-6 Antibodies - Anti-IL-6 antibodies are used to treat IL-6 related conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, osteolysis, aseptic loosening of orthopedic implants, systemic lupus erythematosus, cutaneous lupus erythematosus, lupus nephritis, type 2 diabetes mellitus, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and renal cell carcinoma.04-07-2011
20110076280DKK1 ONCOGENE AS THERAPEUTIC TARGET FOR CANCER AND A DIAGNOSING MARKER - Described herein are antibodies and antibody fragments capable of treating or preventing cancers associated with the over-expression and/or up-regulation of DKK1. Also disclosed are methods of treating or preventing cancer using the antibody and methods and kits utilized to diagnosing cancer. The herein described products and methods find utility in the context of a variety of cancers, such as pancreatic cancer, gastric cancer, liver cancer, prostate cancer, breast cancer, cervical cancer, bile duct cancer, lung cancer and esophageal cancer.03-31-2011
20110076279FULLY HUMAN ANTI-VEGF ANTIBODIES AND METHODS OF USING - Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) overexpression is associated with a variety of conditions involving aberrant angiogenesis. Disclosed herein are fully human antibodies that specifically bind human VEGF and inhibit VEGF binding to VEGF-R1 and VEGF-R2, and therefore inhibit VEGF signaling Based on their ability to inhibit VEGF signaling, the antibodies disclosed herein may be used to treat angiogenesis and conditions associated with angiogenesis both in vivo and in vitro.03-31-2011
20110070240METHODS OF TREATING B-CELL CANCERS - The present invention is directed to methods of causing malignant B-cells and treating malignant B-cells. These methods involve the use of an inhibitor of PKK activity, whether active directly against PKK or effective to knockdown PKK expression, which when introduced into a malignant B cell (or administered to a patient) is effective to cause cell death of the malignant B cell, thereby treating the B-cell malignancy.03-24-2011
20110070241METHODS FOR MODULATING IMMUNE RESPONSES TO AAV GENE THERAPY VECTORS - The present disclosure provides methods of inhibiting an immune response to a viral vector used in gene therapy, such as adeno-associated virus (AAV), which involves co-administration of viral vector and an interfering molecule. The interfering molecule functions by either disrupting the TLR9-MyD88-type I IFN signaling pathway and/or neutralizing Type I IFNs, thereby inhibiting the immune response directed against the viral vector. The methods additionally encompass the step of re-administering the viral vector.03-24-2011
20110150902TREATING CANCER - This document relates to methods and materials involved in treating cancer (e.g., melanoma). For example, methods and materials involved in using an anti-chronic inflammation treatment (e.g., chemotherapy) in combination with a cancer treatment agent (e.g., a cancer vaccine) to treat cancer are provided.06-23-2011
20110150899SENESCENCE CONTROL COMPOSITION CONTAINING EXTRACELLULAR MATRIX COMPONENTS, AND SENESCENCE CONTROL METHOD FOR SENESCENT CELLS USING SAME - The present invention relates to a composition containing an extracellular matrix for controlling aging and a method for controlling aging by using the same. The composition for controlling aging and the method for controlling aging have an effect for recovering the biological function of the aged aging cell, and the amount of the expression of the integrin alpha V that is a cell membrane protein and is reduced if aging is again increased in the aging cell recovered by the young extracellular matrix. However, when the amount of expression of the integrin alpha V is artificially decreased by using siRNA and antibody, the aging cell is not recovered by the extracellular matrix extracted from the young cell.06-23-2011
20120148599METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR NEURAL DISEASE IMMUNOTHERAPY - The invention provides antibodies to specific neural proteins and methods of using the same.06-14-2012
20100310576COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS COMPRISING ASPARTYL-tRNA SYNTHETASES HAVING NON-CANONICAL BIOLOGICAL ACTIVITIES - Isolated aspartyl-tRNA synthetase polypeptides and polynucleotides having non-canonical biological activities are provided, as well as compositions and methods related thereto.12-09-2010
20110256149ANTIBODY FORMULATION - The present invention provides high concentration liquid formulations of antibodies or fragments thereof that specifically bind to a human interferon alpha polypeptide The formulation provides for an anti-13H5 anti-human interferon alpha antibody A pre-filled syringe containing the formulation is also disclosed.10-20-2011
20110256150Modulation of Axon Degeneration - The invention relates generally to treatment of neurological disorders and nervous system injuries. The invention specifically provides methods of using modulators of particular target proteins to modulate degeneration of neurons or portions thereof, such as axons.10-20-2011
20100278839ANTIBODIES AGAINST NERVE GROWTH FACTOR (NGF) WITH ENHANCED IN VIVO STABILITY - The present invention provides anti-nerve growth factor (NGF) antibodies that contain an IgG4 constant region comprising a stabilizing hinge region mutation and wherein the antibodies exhibit an unexpectedly long serum half life in cynomolgus monkeys. Pharmaceutical compositions comprising the anti-NGF antibodies, nucleic acids encoding the NGF antibodies, host cells for expressing the NGF antibodies and methods of using the antibodies for treating NGF-related diseases or conditions are also provided.11-04-2010
20100310577METHODS FOR INCREASING THERMOGENIC ADIPOCYTES - In certain aspects, the present invention provides compositions and methods for increasing thermogenic adipocytes (e.g., brown adipocytes or other UCP-1 expressing adipocytes) by administering an antagonist of an ActRIIB signaling pathway. Examples of such antagonists include ActRIIB polypeptides, anti-ActRIIB antibodies, anti-myostatin antibodies, anti-GDF3 antibodies, anti-Nodal, anti-activin, and anti-GDF11 antibodies. A variety of metabolic and other disorders may be treated by causing an increase in thermogenic adipocytes.12-09-2010
20100297143METHODS FOR TREATING PSORIASIS - The invention provides a method of treating psoriasis in a subject by administering to a subject an antibody capable of binding to the p40 subunit of IL-12 and/or IL-23.11-25-2010
20100278838EPHA2 MONOCLONAL ANTIBODIES AND METHODS OF USE THEREOF - The present invention relates to methods and compositions designed for the treatment, management, or prevention of cancer, particularly, metastatic cancer. In one embodiment, the methods of the invention comprise the administration of an effective amount of an antibody that binds to EphA2 and agonizes EphA2, thereby increasing EphA2 phosphorylation and decreasing EphA2 levels. In other embodiments, the methods of the invention comprise the administration of an effective amount of an antibody that binds to EphA2 and inhibits cancer cell colony formation in soft agar, inhibits tubular network formation in three-dimensional basement membrane or extracellular matrix preparation, preferentially binds to an EphA2 epitope that is exposed on cancer cells but not non-cancer cells, and/or has a low K11-04-2010
20120034236CO-TARGETING OF AURORA A KINASE AND LIM KINASE 1 FOR CANCER THERAPY - Disclosed herein are therapies for treating or preventing reoccurrence of cancer. The therapies involved inhibition of LIMK1 in conjunction with AurKA inhibition. Specifically exemplified herein is the administration of an AurKA inhibitor in conjunction with a LIMK1 RNA interfering molecule.02-09-2012
20100111970Anti-NGF Antibodies and Methods Using Same - The invention concerns anti-NGF antibodies (such as anti-NGF antagonist antibodies), and polynucleotides encoding the same. The invention further concerns use of such antibodies and/or polynucleotides in the treatment and/or prevention of pain, including post-surgical pain, rheumatoid arthritis pain, and osteoarthritis pain.05-06-2010
20110212102HETEROCYCLOALKYL-CONTAINING THIENOPYRIMIDINES FOR PHARMACEUTICAL COMPOSITIONS - The present invention relates to novel pharmaceutical compositions comprising thienopyrimidine compounds. Moreover, the present invention relates to the use of the thienopyrimidine compounds of the invention for the production of pharmaceutical compositions for the prophylaxis and/or treatment of diseases which can be influenced by the inhibition of the kinase activity of Mnk1 and/or Mnk2 (Mnk2a or Mnk2b) and/or variants thereof.09-01-2011
20110212101MATERIALS AND METHODS FOR EXPLOITING SYNTHETIC LETHALITY IN MISMATCH REPAIR-DEFICIENT CANCERS - Therapeutic approaches to the treatment of DNA mismatch repair (MMR) deficient cancers are disclosed based on the use of complimentary gene-function and drug screening synthetic lethality approaches for designing therapies for the treatment of cancers where loss of tumour suppressor function has occurred. The work is based on experiments using human MSH2, an integral component of the MMR pathway, and is applicable to other genes in the MMR pathway, and in particular MLH1, MSH6, PMS1 and PMS2. In particular loss of MSH2 is synthetically lethal with inhibition of the DNA polymerase POLβ deficiency of MLH1 is synthetically lethal with DNA polymerase γ (POLG) inhibition.09-01-2011
20110250210Neutralizing Antibodies and Fragments Thereof Directed Against Platelet Factor-4 Variant 1 (PF4V1) - The present invention relates to neutralizing antibodies and fragments thereof directed against Platelet Factor-4 variant 1 (PF4v1) and their use for treating pathologies that require induction of angiogenesis or diseases associated with pathological angiogenesis.10-13-2011
20110250209INHIBITION OF PLGF TO TREAT PHILADELPHIA CHROMOSOME POSITIVE LEUKEMIA - The present application relates to the field of leukemias, and more in particular to how P1 GF inhibition can help to treat Philadelphia chromosome positive (Ph+) leukemias. Methods are provided for treating Ph+ leukemias by administering P1 GF inhibitors. Also disclosed are uses of P1 GF inhibitors in the treatment of Ph+ leukemias, or for the preparation of a medicament against Ph+ leukemias.10-13-2011
20110159004Methods and Compositions for Preserving the Viability of Photoreceptor Cells - Provided are methods and compositions for maintaining the viability of photoreceptor cells following retinal detachment. The viability of photoreceptor cells can be preserved by administering an apoptosis inhibitor to a mammal having an eye with retinal detachment. The apoptosis inhibitor maintains the viability of the photoreceptor cells until such time that the retina becomes reattached to the underlying retinal pigment epithelium and choroid. The treatment minimizes the loss of vision, which otherwise may occur as a result of retinal detachment.06-30-2011
20110150901BINDING PROTEINS THAT BIND TO HUMAN FGFR1C, HUMAN BETA-KLOTHO AND BOTH HUMAN FGFR1C AND HUMAN BETA-KLOTHO - Binding proteins that specifically bind to β-Klotho or portions thereof, FGFR1c or portions thereof, or both FGFR1c and β-Klotho, and optionally other proteins as well are provided. Coding sequences, methods of treatment and pharmaceutical compositions are also provided.06-23-2011
20120201831HUMAN ANTIBODIES THAT BIND HUMAN IL-12 AND METHODS FOR PRODUCING - Human antibodies, preferably recombinant human antibodies, that specifically bind to human interleukin-12 (hIL-12) are disclosed. Preferred antibodies have high affinity for hIL-12 and neutralize hIL-12 activity in vitro and in vivo. An antibody of the invention can be a full-length antibody or an antigen-binding portion thereof. The antibodies, or antibody portions, of the invention are useful for detecting hIL-12 and for inhibiting hIL-12 activity, e.g., in a human subject suffering from a disorder in which hIL-12 activity is detrimental. Nucleic acids, vectors and host cells for expressing the recombinant human antibodies of the invention, and methods of synthesizing the recombinant human antibodies, are also encompassed by the invention.08-09-2012
20110256148Methods for Treating Hypercholesterolemia Using Antibodies to PCSK9 - The present invention provides methods for treating hypercholesterolemia. The methods of the present invention comprise administering to a subject in need thereof a therapeutic composition comprising an anti-PCSK9 antibody or antigen-binding fragment thereof.10-20-2011
20110256151ANTIBODIES TO HUMAN IL-1BETA - An IL-1β binding molecule, in particular an antibody to human IL-1β, especially a human antibody to human IL-1β is provided, wherein the CDRs of the heavy and light chains have amino acid sequences as defined, for use in the treatment of an IL-1 mediated disease or disorder, e.g. osteoarthritis, osteoporosis and other inflammatory arthritides.10-20-2011
20080206259Prevention and treatment of sepsis - Compositions and methods are described for treatment of sepsis in animals, including humans. Unique and specific combinations of polyclonal antibodies directed to cytokines are shown to have a beneficial effect in animal models predictive of human therapy.08-28-2008
20080254040COMBINATIONS FOR THE TREATMENT OF DISEASES INVOLVING CELL PROLIFERATION, MIGRATION OR APOPTOSIS OF MYELOMA CELLS OR ANGIOGENESIS - The present invention relates to a pharmaceutical combination for the treatment of diseases which involves cell proliferation, migration or apoptosis of myeloma cells, or angiogenesis. The invention also relates to a method for the treatment of said diseases, comprising co-administration of effective amounts of specific active compounds and/or co-treatment with radiation therapy, in a ratio which provides an additive and synergistic effect, and to the combined use of these specific compounds and/or radiotherapy for the manufacture of corresponding pharmaceutical combination preparations.10-16-2008
20090136517COMBINED TREATMENT WITH AN EGFR KINASE INHIBITOR AND AN INHIBITOR OF C-KIT - The present invention provides a composition and a method for treating tumors or tumor metastases in a patient, comprising administering to the patient simultaneously or sequentially a therapeutically effective amount of a combination of an EGFR kinase inhibitor and a KIT kinase inhibitors, with or without additional agents or treatments, such as other anti-cancer drugs or radiation therapy. A preferred example of an EGFR kinase inhibitor that can be used in practicing this invention is the compound erlotinib HCl (also known as TARCEVA®). A preferred example of a KIT kinase inhibitor that can be used in practicing this invention is OSI-930 and OSI-817.05-28-2009
20110165170OSTEOPONTIN ANTIBODIES - The present disclosure provides isolated antibodies, particularly human antibodies, or antigen binding portions thereof, that bind to osteopontin with high affinity. Nucleic acid molecules encoding the antibodies of the disclosure, expression vectors, host cells and methods for expressing the antibodies of the disclosure are also provided.07-07-2011
20120201832BIOLOGICAL MARKERS PREDICTIVE OF ANTI-CANCER RESPONSE TO INSULIN-LIKE GROWTH FACTOR-1 RECEPTOR KINASE INHIBITORS - The present invention provides diagnostic methods for predicting the effectiveness of treatment of a cancer patient with an IGF-1R kinase inhibitor. Methods are provided for predicting the sensitivity of tumor cell growth to inhibition by an IGF-1R kinase inhibitor, comprising assessing whether the tumor cell expresses certain sensitivity or resistance biomarkers, or genomic classifiers. Improved methods for treating cancer patients with IGF-1R kinase inhibitors that incorporate this methodology are also provided.08-09-2012
20110020364METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS INVOLVING PBEF INHIBITORS FOR LUNG INFLAMMATION CONDITIONS AND DISEASES - The present invention concerns methods and compositions involving inhibitors of Pre-B Cell Colony Enhancing Factor (PBEF) for inflammatory conditions and diseases, including acute lung injury (ALI), ventilator-induced lung injury (VILI), and acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). The present invention also concerns biomarkers for inflammation as well as methods for screening for PBEF inhibitors.01-27-2011
20110020366USE OF BENZOPHENONE DERIVATIVE OR SALT THEREOF AND TNF ALPHA INHIBITOR IN COMBINATION AND PHARMACEUTICAL COMPOSITION CONTAINING THE DERIVATIVE OR SALT THEREOF AND THE INHIBITOR - Disclosed are a use of a benzophenone derivative or a salt thereof and one or more TNFα inhibitors in combination, and a pharmaceutical composition containing the benzophenone derivative or a salt thereof and one or more TNFα inhibitors. The use and the composition are useful for treatment or prevention of autoimmune diseases and the like.01-27-2011
20110020362Adrenergic stimulation mediates hypersensitivity by inducing nerve growth factor expression - The current invention provides mechanisms by which chronic stress induced hypersensitivity exacerbates the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome. The invention includes methods of treating irritable bowel syndrome using agents which inhibit key molecules involved in the sensitization pathway.01-27-2011
20100285026PHOSPHORYLATION OF HISTONE H3 AT THREONINE 11 - A NOVEL EPIGENETIC MARK FOR TRANSCRIPTIONAL REGULATION - The present invention relates to a process for controlling at least one androgen receptor- (AR-) regulated mechanism in mammalian cells under histone-phosphorylating conditions, said process comprising allowing at least one inhibitor with specificity for at least one protein kinase C-related kinase (PRK) to act on said at least one PRK1 thereby modulating, preferably down-regulating, the activity of said at least one PRK and optionally blocking said at least one androgen receptor-regulated mechanism in said mammalian cells.11-11-2010
20100285024Vaccine compositions and methods for treatment of mucormycosis and other fungal diseases - The present invention provides therapeutic compositions and methods for treating and preventing fungal disease or conditions including mucormycosis. The therapeutic methods and compositions of the invention include vaccine compositions having an FTR polypeptide or an antigenic fragment of the polypeptide; a vector including a nucleotide sequence that is substantially complimentary to at least 18 contiguous nucleotides of FTR sequence; an antisense; a small interfering RNA or an antibody inhibitor of FTR. The vaccine compositions of the invention can further include an adjuvant.11-11-2010
20100285028METHODS OF TREATING COAGULOPATHY - The invention provides compositions and methods for enhancing clearance of coagulation factors {e.g., VWF) and platelets from the blood stream of a patient in need thereof. The methods comprise administering to the patient a therapeutically effective amount of an agent that increases clearance of coagulation factors or platelets. Such an agent can be, for example, a neuraminidase.11-11-2010
20100285025ANTIBODIES SPECIFIC FOR THE C-TERMINAL REGULATORY DOMAIN OF EGFR AND THEIR USE - Disclosed herein are antigen-binding molecules, such as antibodies, that specifically recognize a portion of the EGFR C-terminal (intracellular) regulatory domain that interacts with one or more regulatory molecules (such as Suppressor of Cytokine Signaling (“SOCS”) proteins). In certain normal or neoplastic cells and/or tissues, this region is inaccessible to the disclosed antigen-binding molecules. Thus, such antigen-binding molecules are useful at least to interrogate the regulated state of EGFR, predict the response of a cancer patient to EGFR inhibitor therapies, and/or predict the aggressiveness of neoplasms.11-11-2010
20110059108METHODS OF MODULATING APOPTOSIS BY ADMINISTRATION OF RELAXIN AGONISTS OR ANTAGONISTS - The present invention relates to the discovery that relaxin is associated with the development or maturation of body tissues. Knockouts of the gene encoding relaxin result in various abnormalities in the development of various tissues. The present invention provides methods of modulating apoptosis by administering a relaxin agonist or antagonist to a subject.03-10-2011
20100330098METHODS TO REGULATE GLUCOSE METABOLISM - The present disclosure describes an unexpected and novel insight into hepatic insulin resistance through the description of the ability of VEGF inhibitors to revert hyperglycemia and hyperinsulimenia in murine Type 2 diabetes mellitus models through modulation of a HIF-2α-IRS-2 axis operative in hepatocytes. As such, the data of the present disclosure uncover a novel pathway regulating hepatic IRS-2 expression, and identify VEGF inhibitors as an FDA-approved class of therapeutics capable of increasing liver IRS levels and ameliorating Type 2 diabetes mellitus. Accordingly, this disclosure identifies stabilization of HIF-2α as a robust method for improving glucose metabolism. The disclosure provides embodiments of a method of modulating the level of glucose metabolism of a mammalian cell, comprising: contacting a mammalian cell with an effective amount of a composition, where the composition can modulate the levels of HIF-2α and IRS-2 activity in said cell, thereby modulating the level of glucose metabolism by said cell. The disclosure also provides embodiments of a pharmaceutical composition and methods for their use for the treatment of Type 2 diabetes in an animal or human subject, the method comprising administering to an animal or human subject a effective amount of a pharmaceutically acceptable composition, the composition, when administered to an animal or human subject, increasing the activity of HIF-2α and IRS-2 in the animal or human subject, thereby reducing the level of blood glucose in the animal or human subject.12-30-2010
20110135656METHOD OF TREATING CANCER - A method for inducing apoptosis of a neoplastic cell expressing C3aR or C5aR includes administering at least one complement antagonist to the cell so that the at least one complement antagonist substantially reduces or inhibits the activity of protein kinase B in the neoplastic cell.06-09-2011
20110135654PROSTATE CANCER RELATED GENE STYK1 - The present invention provides methods for detecting and diagnosing cancer, which method involves the determination of the expression level of the STYK1 gene. The gene was discovered to discriminate cancer cells from normal cells. Furthermore, the present invention provides methods of screening for therapeutic agents useful in the treatment of cancer, methods for treating cancer, and methods for vaccinating a subject against cancer. Moreover, the present invention provides siRNAs targeting the STYK1 gene, which are suggested to be useful in the treatment of cancer.06-09-2011
20110135658VHZ FOR DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT OF CANCERS - We provide VHZ for use in a method of treatment, prophylaxis or alleviation of a cancer in an individual selected from the group consisting of: colon cancer, lung cancer, squamous cell carcinoma including lip, larynx, vulva, cervix and penis cancer, pancreatic cancer, brain cancer, oesophageal cancer, stomach cancer, bladder cancer, kidney cancer, skin cancer, ovary cancer, prostate cancer and testicular cancer. We provide an anti-VHZ agent for the treatment, prophylaxis or alleviation of such a cancer. The anti-VHZ agent may comprise SEQ ID NO:4 or SEQ ID NO: 5, or both.06-09-2011
20110135657HUMAN ANTIGEN BINDING PROTEINS THAT BIND BETA-KLOTHO, FGF RECEPTORS AND COMPLEXES THEREOF - The present invention provides compositions and methods relating to or derived from antigen binding proteins activate FGF21-mediated signaling. In embodiments, the antigen binding proteins specifically bind to (i) β-Klotho; (ii) FGFR1c, FGFR2c, FGFR3c or FGFR4; or (iii) a complex comprising β-Klotho and one of FGFR1c, FGFR2c, FGFR3c, and FGFR4. In some embodiments the antigen binding proteins induce FGF21-like signaling. In some embodiments, an antigen binding protein is a fully human, humanized, or chimeric antibodies, binding fragments and derivatives of such antibodies, and polypeptides that specifically bind to (i) β-Klotho; (ii) FGFR1c, FGFR2c, FGFR3c or FGFR4; or (iii) a complex comprising β-Klotho and one of FGFR1c, FGFR2c, FGFR3c, and FGFR4. Other embodiments provide nucleic acids encoding such antigen binding proteins, and fragments and derivatives thereof, and polypeptides, cells comprising such polynucleotides, methods of making such antigen binding proteins, and fragments and derivatives thereof, and polypeptides, and methods of using such antigen binding proteins, fragments and derivatives thereof, and polypeptides, including methods of treating or diagnosing subjects suffering from type 2 diabetes, obesity, NASH, metabolic syndrome and related disorders or conditions.06-09-2011
20110135655Role of PI3K p110 delta Signaling in Retroviral Infection and Replication - The invention includes compositions and methods for regulating PI3K p110 delta as an anti-retroviral therapy. The invention includes inhibiting p110 delta, a component of PI3K p110 delta signaling pathway, or any combination thereof in a cell as an anti-retroviral therapeutic approach for treating a retroviral infection, for example HIV. The invention includes a method of modulating PI3K p110 delta in a cell infected with a retrovirus by contacting the cell with an effective amount of a composition comprising an inhibitor of PI3K p110 delta.06-09-2011
20110052600IL-17RA-IL-17RB ANTAGONISTS AND USES THEREOF - The present invention relates to Interleukin-17 ligand and receptor family members and the discovery that IL-17 receptor A and IL-17 receptor C form a heteromeric receptor complex that is biologically active. Antagonists of the IL-17RA-IL-17RB heteromeric receptor complex are disclosed, as well as various methods of use.03-03-2011
20110052599Facilitation of Oocyte, Zygote and Pre-Implantation Embryo Maturation - Compositions and methods are provided for enhancing the survival and promoting the maturation of mammalian oocytes, zygotes and preimplantation embryos. BDNF or BDNF agonists may be administered to an individual, or to cells in vitro, to enhance cellular maturation, embryo growth and fertilization. Accordingly, compositions comprising BDNF are herein presented for use in promoting in vivo oocyte maturation as well as for use as a component in culture media for promoting preimplantation maturation of zygotes and embryos, for instance, for use with in vitro fertilization procedures and for the production of stem cells. Additionally, compounds that interfere with the binding of BDNF to its receptor may be administered to an individual to prevent oocyte maturation, thereby acting as a contraceptive. The BNDF receptor, TrkB, and BDNF also find use in the screening and design of agonists and antagonists for use in the methods of the invention.03-03-2011
20110052598METHOD FOR SCREENING OF THERAPEUTIC AGENT FOR ALLERGIC AIRWAY INFLAMMATION AND/OR AIRWAY HYPERSENSITIVITY USING IL-17RB-POSITIVE NKT CELL - The invention provides a method of screening a therapeutic agent for allergic airway inflammation and/or airway hypersensitivity, comprising using an IL-17RB positive NKT cell, as well as a therapeutic agent for allergic airway inflammation and/or airway hypersensitivity, containing a substance capable of inhibiting or eliminating the Th2 cell-like function of an IL-17RB positive NKT cell as an active ingredient.03-03-2011
20110052597Anti-IL-13R Alpha1 Antibodies and Their Uses Thereof - Antibody antagonists of human interleukin-13 receptor alpha 1 which bind to hIL-13Rα1 through domain 3 of the extracellular region of the receptor and inhibit IL-13 receptor-mediated signaling by IL-13 are disclosed herein. These antibodies have uses inter alia in the treatment or prevention of IL-13-related disorders and diseases. The present invention also discloses nucleic acid encoding said antibody molecules, vectors, host cells, and compositions comprising the antibody molecules. Methods of using the antibody molecules for inhibiting or antagonizing hIL-13Rα1-mediated activities are also disclosed.03-03-2011
20110142849PCSK9 ANTAGONISTS - The present invention provides antibody antagonists against proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin type 9a (“PCSK9”) and methods of using such antibodies.06-16-2011
20110070242Methods for Diagnosing and Treating Iron Dysregulation - The present invention relates to methods for diagnosing and treating iron overload and iron deficiency.03-24-2011
20110081356ANTI-CANCER DRUG - The present invention is directed to an anti-cancer drug containing an anti-MFG-E8 antibody as an active ingredient, and to an anti-cancer drug which employs an anti-MFG-E8 antibody in combination with a cancer therapy employing an anti-cancer agent other than the anti-MFG-E8 antibody.04-07-2011
20100166765BENZOQUINAZOLINE DERIVATIVES - A compound of formula (I) or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt or prodrug ester thereof, wherein the groups R2, R3, R4, Q, X and Y are as defined in the specification, is useful in the treatment of bone conditions related to increased calcium depletion or resorption.07-01-2010
20110182910METHOD OF TREATING T CELL MEDIATED DISORDERS - A method of treating a T-cell mediated disorders in a tissue includes administering to the tissue of the subject a therapeutically effective amount of a complement antagonist that substantially reduces T-cell differentiation or t-cell inflammatory cytokine generation.07-28-2011
20110189192NOVEL COMPOUNDS THAT ARE ERK INHIBITORS - Disclosed are the ERK inhibitors of formula 1.0: and the pharmaceutically acceptable salts, and solvates thereof. Q is a tetrahydropyridinyl ring. All other substitutents are as defined herein. Also disclosed are methods of treating cancer using the compounds of formula 1.0.08-04-2011
20110189193CELL LINES AND HOST NUCLEIC ACID SEQUENCES RELATED TO INFECTIOUS DISEASE - Host nucleic acids and host proteins that participate in viral infection, such as human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), influenza A, and Ebola virus, have been identified. Interfering with or disrupting the interaction between a host nucleic acid or host protein and a virus or viral protein confers an inhibition of or resistance to infection. Thus, interfering with such an interaction in a host subject can confer a therapeutic or prophylactic effect against a virus. The sequences identified can be used to identify agents that reduce or inhibit viral infection.08-04-2011
20110189195METHOD FOR CONTROLLING CANCER METASTASIS OR CANCER CELL MIGRATION BY MODULATING THE CELLULAR LEVEL OF LYSYL TRNA SYNTHETASE - The present invention relates to a novel function of lysyl tRNA synthetase (KRS) which enhances tumor cell migration and affects cancer metastasis via KRS's interaction with laminin receptor (67LR) by its translocation to membrane. More particularly, the present invention relates to a method for modulating cancer metastasis or migration, which comprises regulating intracellular levels of KRS; a composition for preventing or treating cancer; use of expression vector for inhibiting the expression of KRS; a method for preventing or treating cancer; use of an agent for inhibiting an activity of KRS; a method for screening an agent which modulates cancer metastasis or migration; and a method for screening an agent which inhibits the interaction of KRS with 67LR, by said novel function. Thus, KRS can modulate cancer metastasis or migration and furthermore, can modulate intra-cellular metabolism related to 67LR. The interaction between KRS and 67LR can be used effectively in treating, preventing and/or diagnosing of various diseases or disorders related to the interaction.08-04-2011
20110189194USE OF CD95 INHIBITORS FOR THE TREATMENT OF INFLAMMATORY DISORDERS - The present invention refers to the use of an inhibitor of the CD95/CD95L system for the prevention and/or treatment of an inflammatory disorder or for the prevention and/or treatment of an inflammatory process in a neuronal disorder, particularly in a CNS disorder.08-04-2011
20110189191Methods and Compositions for Treating Conditions of the Eye - Provided are methods and compositions for treating ocular conditions characterized by the presence of unwanted choroidal neovasculature, for example, neovascular age-related macular degeneration. The selectivity and sensitivity of, for example, a photodynamic therapy (PDT)-based approach can be enhanced by combining the PDT with an anti-FasL factor, for example, an anti-FasL neutralizing antibody.08-04-2011
20100028360METHODS FOR THE MODULATION OF BRAIN PROGESTAGEN SIGNALING IN THE PREVENTION AND TREATMENT OF NEUROLOGICAL DISORDERS AND NEURODEGENERATIVE DISEASES - The present invention relates to methods for modulating progestagen signaling for treating neurological disorders or neurodegenerative disease, or preventing or delaying its onset in individuals deemed by competent observation and testing to be susceptible thereto. Progestagens can be administered to elevate serum and brain levels of progestagens and induce neurogenesis. Progestagen therapy may prevent some of the neurodegenerative and cognitive changes associated with developmental and aging associated neurological disorders and neurodegenerative diseases. Progestagen therapy together with suppression of GnRH, kisspeptin, LH and/or FSH signaling also may be used for treating neurological disorders or neurodegenerative diseases. The invention also relates to methods for inhibiting or delaying blastulation during embryogenesis, and neurogenesis during embryogenesis, fetal, neonatal, childhood, puberty or adult life. Blocking progestagen, estrogen and/or opioid signaling with receptor antagonists will inhibit neurogenesis. The invention also relates to using progestagens in vitro to induce neurogenesis in embryonic or adult stem cells.02-04-2010
20120064092Novel Target for Regulating Multiple Sclerosis - Methods are provided for decreasing demyelinating inflammatory disease in a subject by inhibiting the activity of chemokine-like receptor 1 (CMKLR1). Methods are also provided for screening for agents that find use in treating demyelinating inflammatory disease in a subject.03-15-2012
20120064089ANTI-CXCL16 AND ANTI-CXCR6 ANTIBODIES FOR THE PREVENTION AND TREATMENT OF CANCER AND CANCER CELL MIGRATION - Methods for prevention or inhibition of the growth or metastasis of cancer cells in a subject are disclosed. One method comprises the step of administering to the subject a therapeutically effective amount of an antibody to the chemokine CXCL16 and/or the chemokine receptor CXCR6. Another method comprises the step of administering to the subject a therapeutically effective amount of an expression vector that expresses an antibody to the chemokine CXCL16 and/or the chemokine receptor CXCR6.03-15-2012
20120064087METHODS TO DIAGNOSE A REQUIRED REGULATION OF TROPHOBLAST INVASION - Methods are provided for the diagnosis and treatment of patients with increased risk of preeclampsia. The methods involve measuring levels of TGF-β03-15-2012
20120308578SLE-DC-MEDIATED ENHANCED IgG- AND IgA-SECRETING B CELL RESPONSES - The present invention provides a method for treating a patient at risk for or diagnosed systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) by determining the overall expression of syndecan-1 in one or more cells of a patient suspected of having SLE; and predicting the efficacy of a therapy with a pharmaceutical agent for treating the patient, wherein a decrease in the overall expression of syndecan-1 in the patient cells when compared to the expression of syndecan-1 in normal cells indicates a predisposition to responsiveness to anti-neoplastic agent therapy, wherein the therapy comprises administering an effective amount of the pharmaceutical agent to the patient.12-06-2012
20100021474METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR TARGETING HEPSIN - Anti-HEPSIN monoclonal antibodies, and methods for using the antibodies, are provided.01-28-2010
20100021475METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR INHIBITING THE GROWTH OF HEMATOPOIETIC MALIGNANT CELLS - Disclosed herein are compositions and methods for reducing the growth of hematopoietic malignant cells (e.g., B-cell leukemia cells). The methods involve reducing the growth of hematopoietic malignant cells by contacting hematopoietic malignant cells with GP88 antagonists. GP88 is an 88 KDa autocrine growth factor that promotes the growth of hematopoietic malignant cells. Antagonists to GP88 are provided which inhibit its expression or biological activity. The antagonists include antisense oligonucleotides and antibodies. Also provided are methods for determining if a patient is responding or is responsive to anti-cancer therapy (e.g., glucocorticoid therapy). Increased levels of GP88 in hematopoietic cells indicates a patient is not responding or responsive to anti-cancer therapy.01-28-2010
20100021476High Affinity Human Antibodies to Human IL-4 Receptor - The present invention provides methods for treating one or more diseases or disorders which are improved, inhibited or ameliorated by reducing interleukin-4 (IL-4) activity. The methods of the invention comprise administering to a patient an antibody, or antigen-binding fragment thereof, which specifically binds to a human IL-4 receptor.01-28-2010
20090208511Novel method for identifying diabetic patients at increased risk for pathological complications - The present invention provides methods for detecting and measuring, in a sample from a subject, the plasma levels of endothelial cell antibodies to diagnose an increased risk of pathological complications, such as visual impairment, associated with diabetes.08-20-2009
20110033478CANINE THYMIC STROMAL LYMPHOPOIETIN PROTEIN AND USES THEREOF - The present invention discloses a canine TSLP protein and a nucleic acid that encodes that protein. Peptide fragments of the protein that comprise specific epitopes of the canine TSLP protein are also disclosed. The canine TSLP protein and related peptide fragments may be used as an antigen for immunological assays, as well as for vaccines that induce anti-TSLP antibodies. The present invention further discloses methods of making and using the canine TSLP gene, the canine TSLP protein, and the related peptide fragments.02-10-2011
20110027292Protein Formulations with Reduced Viscosity and Uses Thereof - Protein formulations and methods for reducing the viscosity of a protein formulation are provided. The method for reducing the viscosity of a protein formulation comprises adding a viscosity reducing agent, such as calcium chloride or magnesium chloride to the protein formulation.02-03-2011
20100098709Antibodies Specific For The Complex Of Interleukin-6 And The Interleukin-6 Receptor - Binding members, especially antibody molecules that bind the IL-6:IL-6Ra complex formed by IL-6 and IL-6Ra, and do not bind either IL-6 or IL-6Ra alone. The binding members may have greater specificity for inhibiting pathological effects of IL-6 rather than beneficial effects of IL-6, as compared with binding members that bind IL-6 or IL-6Ra outside the IL-6:IL-6Ra complex.04-22-2010
20100285027ANTIBODIES SPECIFIC FOR HUMAN HEPCIDIN - The present invention relates to antigen-binding proteins having specificity for hepcidin, and their use for treating and diagnosing diseases associated with hepcidin.11-11-2010
20090068195METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR TREATING AND MONITORING TREATMENT OF IL-13-ASSOCIATED DISORDERS - Methods and compositions for reducing or inhibiting, or preventing or delaying the onset of, one or more symptoms associated with an early and/or a late phase of an IL-13-associated disorder or condition using IL-13 binding agents are disclosed. Methods for evaluating the kinetics and/or efficacy of an IL-13 binding agent in treating or preventing an IL-13-associated disorder or condition in a subject, e.g., a human subject, are also disclosed.03-12-2009
20100136025VIRAL INACTIVATION DURING PURIFICATION OF ANTIBODIES CROSS REFERENCE TO RELATED APPLICATIONS - Described herein are methods for isolating and purifying antibodies from a sample matrix. One aspect of the present disclosure is directed to viral reduction/inactivation of samples generated in the various steps of antibody purification. In a particular aspect, methods herein employ an acidification step followed by one or more chromatography steps. The chromatography steps can include one or more of the following chromatographic procedures: ion exchange chromatography, affinity chromatography, and hydrophobic interaction chromatography.06-03-2010
20110104177HISTONE DEACETYLASE INHIBITORS, COMBINATION THERAPIES AND METHODS OF USE - The invention relates to histone deacetylase (HDAC) inhibitors to treat proliferative diseases. The present invention provides novel class III histone deacetylase inhibitors, in particular SIRT1 inhibitors, to reverse the silencing of hypermethylated genes, in combination with one or more other agents, in proliferative diseases such as cancer. The present invention provides methods of activating genes that are silenced by methylation in a subject by administering a HDAC inhibitor in combination with one or more agents.05-05-2011
20110044996NEUTRALIZING ANTIBODIES - The present invention provides antibodies that bind, interact or otherwise associate with GM-CSF or a fragment, portion or part thereof and antagonize or neutralize GM-CSF activity. In accordance with embodiments of the present invention humanized monoclonal antibodies are generated which bind to human GM-CSF with high affinity and which inhibit the activity of GM-CSF.02-24-2011
20100143374DIAGNOSTIC AND THERAPEUTIC TARGET FOR AUTOIMMUNE DISEASES AND USES THEREOF - Described is the identification of ZnT8 as an autoantigen target in type I autoimmune diabetes (T1D), other autoimmune disease, and other diabetes-linked diseases and conditions. Also described are a variety of therapeutic, diagnostic, and prognostic tools and methods based on this discovery. The identification of genetic variation in ZnT8 as an important player in the initiation of the disease process and the progression of autoimmunity to clinical diabetes is disclosed.06-10-2010
20100150938METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR REDUCING INFLAMMATION AND TREATING INFLAMMATORY DISORDERS - Methods of treating an inflammatory disorder and inhibiting inflammation by administering an inhibitor of a pH-activated protease are provided.06-17-2010
20100080812Antibodies against human IL17 and uses thereof - An antibody binding to IL-17 characterized by binding to the same IL-17 epitope to which monoclonal antibody 3C1 binds, and being of human IgG1 isotype modified in the hinge region at amino acid position 216-240, preferably at amino acid position 220-240, between C04-01-2010
20100143373METHODS OF TREATING SYSTEMIC LUPUS ERYTHEMATOSUS - The present invention relates to a method of treating SLE in a human subject comprising administration of an anti-interferon α antibody.06-10-2010
20120039907POLYPEPTIDES INCLUDING MODIFIED CONSTANT REGIONS - Disclosed are processes for producing a variant polypeptide (e.g. antibodies) having increased binding affinity for an FcγR, which processes comprise modifying the polypeptides by substitution of the amino acid at position 268 of a human IgG CH2 region for a non-native polar or charged amino acid e.g. Gln, Asn, Glu, or Asp. also provided are corresponding polypeptides, nucleic acids, and methods of use of the same e.g. in improved lytic therapies.02-16-2012
20100183625Treatment of Mucositis with Kallikrein Inhibitors - Methods, kits and compositions are disclosed that include an isolated kallikrein inhibitor for the treatment of mucositis.07-22-2010
20100310574METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR THE TREATMENT AND DIAGNOSIS OF STATIN-INDUCED MYOPATHY - The invention provides compositions and kits containing an atrogin-1 inhibitor compound useful for the treatment of a statin-mediated myopathy. Kits for the diagnosis of a statin-mediated myopathy are also provided. The invention further features methods for treating or preventing a statin-mediated myopathy in a subject via administration of a therapeutically effective amount of an atrogin-1 inhibitor compound. The invention further provides methods of diagnosing a subject as having a propensity to develop a statin-induced myopathy and methods of monitoring a statin-induced myopathy or a propensity to develop a statin-mediated myopathy in a subject. The invention also features methods for identifying a compound for the treatment of a statin-mediated myopathy and methods of identifying a statin compound as having the propensity to induce a statin-mediated myopathy.12-09-2010
20100239592METHODS OF ANALYSIS AND DETECTING MOLECULAR DEFECTS IN TRANSCOBALAMIN I DEFICIENCY - The present invention provides methods, compositions, and kits for detecting TC I deficiency in individuals with low serum cobalamin levels. Methods for detecting TCN1 mutations and/or the TC I isoforms or products of TCN1 mutations are useful for detecting and diagnosing those who have TC I deficiency and thereby can be said to have TC I deficiency instead of cobalamin deficiency.09-23-2010
20080213283USE OF CERTAIN DRUGS FOR TREATING NERVE ROOT INJURY - The present invention relates to a method for treating nerve disorders in a mammal or a vertebrate by administering a TNF-alpha inhibitor. The invention also relates to the use of a TNF-alpha inhibitor in the preparation of pharmaceutical compositions for the treatment of nerve root injury and other nerve disorder.09-04-2008
20120177662ALPHA-4-BETA-7 HETERODIMER SPECIFIC ANTAGONIST ANTIBODY - There are disclosed alpha4beta7 heterodimer-specific antigen binding proteins, nucleic acids encoding them, and methods of making and using them.07-12-2012
20120039910Novel Use of IL-1beta Compounds - This invention relates to methods employing IL-1β-ligand/IL-1 receptor disrupting compounds (herein referred to as “IL-1beta Compounds”); such as small molecular compounds disrupting IL-1β ligand-IL-1 receptor interaction, IL-1β antibodies or IL-1 receptor antibodies, e.g. IL-1β binding molecules as described herein, e.g. antibodies disclosed herein, e.g. IL-1β binding compounds or IL-1 receptor binding compounds, and/or RNA compounds decreasing either IL-02-16-2012
20120039909EPIGENETIC MECHANISMS RE-ESTABLISH ACCESS TO LONG-TERM MEMORY AFTER NEURONAL LOSS - The invention relates to methods and products for enhancing and improving recovery of lost memories. In particular the methods are accomplished through the increase of histone acetylation.02-16-2012
20120039908Control of Protein Glycosylation and Compositions and Methods Relating Thereto - The invention relates to novel methods for controlling the glycosylation of a protein and the protein produced thereby. An exemplary method of the invention comprises producing a protein comprising a decreased level of glycosylation, e.g., the protein comprises fewer glycans or fewer saccharides at the glycosylation site, by culturing a host cell expressing the protein in the presence of a glycosylation inhibitor. In an exemplary method of the invention, the biological characteristics of the protein are altered by the decreased level of glycosylation, e.g., the binding of the protein with its target ligand is modified.02-16-2012
20120039906PD-1 Antibodies and PD-L1 Antibodies and Uses Thereof - The invention relates to PD-1 antibodies and PD-L1 antibodies and uses thereof.02-16-2012
20120039905The Role of p110 delta Signaling in Morbidity and Lung Pathology Induced by Influenza Virus Infection - The invention includes compositions and methods for regulating p110 delta as an anti-influenza virus therapy. The invention includes inhibiting p110 delta, a component of p110 delta signaling pathway, or any combination thereof in a cell as an anti-influenza viral therapeutic approach for treating influenza virus infection. The invention includes a method of modulating p110 delta in a cell by contacting the cell with an effective amount of a composition comprising an inhibitor of p110 delta.02-16-2012
20110020365Methods and Compositions for Identifying, Diagnosing, and Treating Neuroblastoma - Methods and compositions for identifying, diagnosing, and treating neuroblastoma are disclosed.01-27-2011
20100196396COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR MODULATING GHRELIN-MEDIATED CONDITIONS - In certain aspects, the preproghrelin gene, but not the ghrelin receptor (GHS-R1a) is required for normal integration of thermoregulation and sleep in mice. Particular aspects provide methods for modulation of thermoregulation and other ghrelin-mediated conditions (e.g., reduction of appetite or food intake, reduction of body weight or treatment of obesity, reduction of body temperature or induction of hypothermia, etc.), comprising administration of an inhibitor of ghrelin expression, and including, e.g., siRNA inhibition for treatment of obesity and for modulation of thermoregulation (e.g., induction of hypothermia in surgical settings benefiting from same). Additionally provided are methods for reducing body temperature or induction of hypothermia, comprising administration to a mammalian subject in need thereof an amount of an anti-obestatin antibody agent sufficient to reduce body temperature or induce hypothermia. Further methods comprise administration of a ghrelin peptide antagonist.08-05-2010
20090035317Peptides binding to vascular endothelial growth factor - The invention relates to peptides that bind to vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF). The invention further relates to methods of screening for VEGF-binding peptides, methods of using VEGF-binding peptides to detect the presence of VEGF in a biological sample, and methods of using VEGF-binding peptides to modulate VEGF activity and angiogenesis, and as components in a therapeutic or prophylactic composition.02-05-2009
20120156214SOLUBLE LYMPHOTOXIN-BETA RECEPTORS AND ANTI-LYMPHOTOXIN RECEPTOR AND LIGAND ANTIBODIES AS THERAPEUTIC AGENTS FOR THE TREATMENT OF IMMUNOLOGICAL DISEASES - Compositions and methods comprising “lymphotoxin-β receptor blocking agents” which block lymphotoxin-β receptor signalling and are useful for altering immunological diseases, and particularly antibody mediated immune responses.06-21-2012
20110165171ANTIBODIES THAT BIND PAR-2 - The present invention provides compositions and methods relating to or derived from anti-PAR-2 antibodies. In particular embodiments, the invention provides antibodies that bind human PAR-2, PAR-2-binding fragments and derivatives of such antibodies, and PAR-2-binding polypeptides comprising such fragments. Other embodiments provide nucleic acids encoding such antibodies, antibody fragments and derivatives and polypeptides, cells comprising such polynucleotides, methods of making such antibodies, antibody fragments and derivatives and polypeptides, and methods of using such antibodies, antibody fragments and derivatives and polypeptides, including methods of treating or diagnosing subjects having PAR-2-related disorders or conditions.07-07-2011
20120156217Novel EGFR-Binding Molecules and Immunoconjugates Thereof - Novel anti-cancer agents, including, but not limited to, antibodies and immunoconjugates, that bind to EGFR are provided. Methods of using the agents, antibodies, or immunoconjugates, such as methods of inhibiting tumor growth are further provided.06-21-2012
20100196395ANTI-IGF ANTIBODIES - Antibody molecules, in particular fully human antibodies that bind to human IGF-1 and cross-react with IGF-2 such that binding of IGF-1 and IGF-2 to the IGF-1 receptor is prevented and IGF-1 receptor-mediated signaling is inhibited. The antibodies do not bind to insulin and thus do not affect the mitogenic properties of insulin that are mediated by its binding to the insulin receptors. The antibodies are useful for the treatment of hyperproliferative diseases, in particular cancer.08-05-2010
20110318362NOVEL 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.12-29-2011
20110318361Anticancer Drug Comprising Inhibitor of Tmprss4 - The present invention relates to an anticancer agent containing a TMPRSS4 (transmembrane protease, serine 4) inhibitor as an effective ingredient, more precisely an anticancer agent containing an inhibitor of TMPRSS4 activity as an effective ingredient. The anticancer agent of the present invention can be used effectively for the treatment of cancer by inhibiting TMPRSS4 expression in cancer cells and thereby inhibiting cancer cell invasion and cancer cell growth.12-29-2011
20130011413Method and Pharmaceutical Composition for Treatment of Intestinal Disease - Provided is a pharmaceutical composition for the treatment of intestinal disease which contains an inhibitor of inflammatory cytokine IL-1 family molecules and IL-17 family molecules, and in particular contains an IL-17F inhibitor. Also provided is a pharmaceutical composition for the treatment of intestinal disease which contains an IL-17F inhibitor and an IL-17A (IL-17) inhibitor. Inflammatory cytokine IL-1 family molecules and IL-17 family molecules promote tumorigenesis during onset of colorectal cancer, and it has been found that tumorigenesis can be suppressed by suppressing these cytokines.01-10-2013
20130011411METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR THE DIAGNOSIS, PROGNOSIS, AND TREATMENT OF CANCER - Methods and compositions for diagnosing and treating cancer, such as breast cancer are provided. In particular, methods and compositions relating to nucleic acids encoding DACH1 and DACH1 proteins are provided.01-10-2013
20120045455PHOSPHOTETRAHYDROPYRAN COMPOUNDS FOR THE TREATMENT OF WOUNDS AND FIBROTIC DISORDERS - Methods of using phosphotetrahydropyran compounds for treatment of fibrotic and scarring disorders, e.g. pulmonary fibrosis, fibrosis associated with surgical procedures, wound healing disorders, scar formation, sclerotic disorders, ocular fibrotic disorders, ocular healing disorders, ocular fibrosis after surgery, glaucoma, tendon scarring disorders, joint scarring disorders, kidney interstitial fibrosis and glomerular fibrosis and tubular fibrosis of the kidney.02-23-2012
201200454542,4-PYRIMIDINEDIAMINE COMPOUNDS AND THEIR USES - The present invention provides 2,4-pyrimidinediamine compounds that inhibit the IgE and/or IgG receptor signaling cascades that lead to the release of chemical mediators, intermediates and methods of synthesizing the compounds and methods of using the compounds in a variety of contexts, including in the treatment and prevention of diseases characterized by, caused by or associated with the release of chemical mediators via degranulation and other processes effected by activation of the IgE and/or IgG receptor signaling cascades.02-23-2012
20120045453Anti-IL-6 Antibodies, Compositions, Methods and Uses - An anti-IL-6 antibody, including isolated nucleic acids that encode at least one anti-IL-6 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.02-23-2012
20120045452Mnk KINASE HOMOLOGOUS PROTEINS INVOLVED IN THE REGULATION OF ENERGY HOMEOSTASIS AND ORGANELLE METABOLISM - This invention relates to the use of nucleic acid sequences of the MAP kinase-interacting kinase (Mnk) gene family and amino acid sequences encoded thereby, and to using these sequences or effectors of Mnk nucleic acids or polypeptides, particularly Mnk kinase inhibitors and activators, in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases and disorders related to body-weight regulation and thermogenesis. One aspect of the disclosure encompasses methods of identifying an animal or human having an elevated probability of having or developing a pancreatic malfunction, the method comprising: (a) obtaining a biological sample from an animal or human subject; and (b) determining from the biological sample whether the subject has a genetic variant of an Mnk2 and/or Mnk1 gene or a homolog thereof, or an expression product of said Mnk2 and/or Mnk1 gene or homolog thereof, wherein said genetic variant is associated with an elevated probability of having or developing a pancreatic malfunction.02-23-2012
20120045451Mnk KINASE HOMOLOGOUS PROTEINS INVOLVED IN THE REGULATION OF ENERGY HOMEOSTASIS AND ORGANELLE METABOLISM - This invention relates to the use of nucleic acid sequences of the MAP kinase-interacting kinase (Mnk) gene family and amino acid sequences encoded thereby, and to using these sequences or effectors of Mnk nucleic acids or polypeptides, particularly Mnk kinase inhibitors and activators, in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases and disorders related to body-weight regulation and thermogenesis. One aspect of the disclosure encompasses methods of identifying an animal or human having an elevated probability of having or developing obesity, the method comprising: (a) obtaining a biological sample from an animal or human subject; and (b) determining from the biological sample whether the animal or human subject has a genetic variant of an Mnk2 and/or Mnk1 gene or a homolog thereof, or an expression product of said Mnk2 and/or Mnk1 gene or homolog thereof, wherein said genetic variant is associated with an elevated probability of having or developing obesity.02-23-2012
20120045450METHOD FOR PREVENTING AND TREATING CANCER METASTASIS AND BONE LOSS ASSOCIATED WITH CANCER METASTASIS - M-CSF antagonists are used to prepare compositions, including pharmaceutical compositions, for preventing or treating cancer metastasis and/or bone loss associated with cancer metastasis in a mammal.02-23-2012
20100203060INHIBITORS FOR GROWTH HORMONE AND RELATED HORMONES, AND METHODS OF USE THEREOF - The present invention encompasses novel inhibitors for growth hormone and related hormones, including prolactin, and placental lactogen, and other hormones. The invention specifically encompasses antibodies, antibody fragments, and modifications thereof, as well as polynucleotides, such antisense polynucleotides, interfering RNAs, and small interfering RNAs, and uses thereof, for inhibition of one or more of such hormones. In particular aspects, the invention encompasses methods of producing such inhibitors, compositions comprising one or more of these inhibitors, and methods of inhibiting a cell, e.g., inhibiting cell proliferation, cell survival, or cell motility, especially for a cancer cell, using one or more of the inhibitors. The invention also encompasses methods of diagnosis and monitoring, and methods of treatment, especially for cancer, using one or more of the disclosed compositions or inhibitors.08-12-2010
20120064088METHODS OF TREATING ANEURYSM - The present invention is directed to a method for treating aneurysms in vascular tissue. The method includes administering a bisphosphonate compound to a subject in an amount which is effective against the formation or progression of aneurysm, or which is effective to induce regression of an established aneurysm. In alternative methods, an anti-RANKL neutralizing antibody is administered to the subject to achieve analogous anti-aneurysm effect. The methods of particular advantage in the treatment of subjects having an abdominal aortic aneurysm, a relatively common, and life-threatening, condition.03-15-2012
20120003237WISE BINDING AGENTS AND EPITOPES - The present invention relates to binding agents for WISE, and includes for their manufacture and use.01-05-2012
20120003236ANTIBODIES AND PHARMACEUTICAL COMPOSITIONS CONTAINING SAME USEFUL FOR INHIBITING ACTIVITY OF METALLOPROTEINS - A method of producing a metalloprotein inhibitor, the method comprising generating antibodies directed at a composition including a metal ion-bound chelator, wherein the composition is selected having structural and electronic properties similar to a functional domain of the metalloprotein, thereby producing the metalloprotein inhibitor.01-05-2012
20120003233HUMAN DIACYLGLYCEROL ACYLTRANSFERASE 2 (DGAT2) FAMILY MEMBERS AND USES THEREFOR - The present invention relates to compositions and methods for the diagnosis and treatment of obesity and related metabolic disorders. The invention provides isolated nucleic acids molecules, designated DGAT2 family member nucleic acid molecules, which encode diacylglycerol acyltransferase family members. The invention also provides recombinant expression vectors containing DGAT2 family member nucleic acid molecules, host cells into which the expression vectors have been introduced, and nonhuman transgenic animals in which a DGAT2 family member gene has been introduced or disrupted. The invention still further provides isolated DGAT2 family member proteins, fusion proteins, antigenic peptides and anti-DGAT2 family member antibodies. Methods of use of the provided DGAT2 family member compositions for screening, diagnostic and therapeutic methods in connection with obesity disorders are also disclosed.01-05-2012
20120003234Osteoarthritis treatment - The present invention relates generally to a method for the treatment and/or prophylaxis of osteoarthritis (OA). In accordance with the present invention, an antagonist of GM-CSF can be effective in the treatment of osteoarthritis. An antagonist of GM-CSF includes, but is not limited to, an antibody that is specific for GM-CSF or the GM-CSF receptor. The present invention further provides transgenic animals, such as a GM-CSF knock-out mouse, useful for testing antagonists in certain disease models.01-05-2012
20120003235ANTI-LYMPHOTOXIN ANTIBODIES - The instant invention is based, at least in part on the identification of a new class of antibodies that result, e.g., in improved LT blocking capabilities. Methods of making the subject binding molecules and methods of using the binding molecules of the invention to antagonize LTβR signaling are also provided.01-05-2012
20100303826Use of ADCC-Optimized antibodies for treating weak patients - The invention concerns the use of human or humanized chimeric monoclonal antibodies which are produced in selected cell lines, said antibodies bringing about a high ADCC activity as well as a high secretion of cytokines and interleukins, for treating underpopulations of so-called weak-response patients exhibiting CD16 FCGR3A-158F homozygote or FCGR3A-158V/F heterozygote polymorphism.12-02-2010
20110097341Treatment of Chronic Prostatitis - The present invention relates to the use of an anti-NGF antibody in the treatment or prevention of pain and/or a lower urinary tract symptom (LUTS) associated with chronic prostatitis and/or chronic pelvic pain syndrome.04-28-2011
20110097340FULLY HUMAN ANTI-VEGF ANTIBODIES AND METHODS OF USING - Disclosed herein are fully human antibodies and antigen-binding fragments thereof that specifically bind human VEGF and inhibit VEGF binding to VEGF-R1 and VEGF-R2, and therefore inhibit VEGF signaling. The antibodies and antigen-binding fragments disclosed herein may be used, for example, to treat angiogenesis and conditions associated with angiogenesis both in vivo and in vitro.04-28-2011
20120045448TRP-P8 ACTIVE COMPOUNDS AND THERAPEUTIC TREATMENT METHODS - Compounds of the disclosure provide compositions, which are effective for prophylaxis and treatment of diseases or disorders, such as cell-proliferation, angiogenesis, or apoptosis mediated diseases. The disclosure encompasses compounds, analogs, prodrugs, metabolites, and pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof, pharmaceutical compositions, and methods for prophylaxis and treatment of diseases and other maladies or conditions involving cancer, tumors, and like conditions. The disclosure also provides therapeutic methods including the administration of an effective amount of a compound of the disclosure.02-23-2012
20080317760Compositions and Methods for Diagnosing and Treating Cancer - Monoclonal antibodies that specifically bind to an extracellular domain of human Jagged 1 and inhibit growth of a tumor comprising cancer stem cells are described. Also described is a method of treating cancer that comprises administering a therapeutically effective amount of a monoclonal anti-Jagged 1 antibody.12-25-2008
20120128686THIENOPYRIMIDINES FOR PHARMACEUTICAL COMPOSITIONS - The present invention relates to novel pharmaceutical compositions comprising thienopyrimidine compounds. Moreover, the present invention relates to the use of the thienopyrimidine compounds of the invention for the production of pharmaceutical compositions for the prophylaxis and/or treatment of diseases which can be influenced by the inhibition of the kinase activity of Mnk1 and/or Mnk2 (Mnk2a or Mnk2b) and/or variants thereof.05-24-2012
20120009199ANTIBODY FORMULATIONS - The present invention relates to formulations comprising sucrose, and methods of making such formulations, wherein the sucrose content promotes the reduction or elimination of the reversible self-association (RSA) tendency of the antibody in the formulation. The present invention also relates to formulations comprising an anti-PDGFR-alpha antibody or antibody fragment. Such antibodies can be used in various methods of treatment. The application further relates to a method of eliminating or reducing the RSA tendency of antibodies in a formulation.01-12-2012
20120009201RENAL CELL CARCINOMA BIOMARKERS - Disclosed herein is a method of identifying a tumor biomarker. In one example, a tumor biomarker is identified by obtaining a peripheral biological fluid sample from a subject with a tumor as well as a tumor sample and an adjacent non-tumor sample from such subject. A protein expression profile is detected in the peripheral biological fluid sample, tumor sample and adjacent non-tumor sample. The protein expression profiles of the peripheral biological fluid sample, tumor sample and adjacent non-tumor sample are then compared, wherein an increase in expression of a specific protein in the tumor sample and peripheral biological fluid sample but not in the adjacent non-tumor sample indicates that the specific protein is a biomarker of the tumor. Also disclosed herein is a gene profiling signature that can be used to diagnosis a subject with renal cell carcinoma (RCC) or to identify agents with therapeutic potential to treat RCC. Thus, methods of diagnosing a subject with RCC are disclosed. Methods are also provided for identifying agents that alter an activity of a RCC biomarker.01-12-2012
20120009200FIBROBLAST 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.01-12-2012
20100260775Treatment Of Interstitial Cystitis - The present invention relates to the use of an anti-NGF antibody in the treatment or prevention of pain and/or a lower urinary tract symptom (LUTS) associated with interstitial cystitis and/or painful bladder syndrome and/or bladder pain syndrome.10-14-2010
20120058122Antibodies Directed to HER-3 and Uses Thereof - The present invention relates to binding proteins that bind to HER-3 and polynucleotides encoding the same. Expression vectors and host cells comprising the same for the production of the binding protein of the invention are also provided. In addition, the invention provides compositions and methods for diagnosing and treating diseases associated with HER-3 mediated signal transduction and/or its ligand heregulin.03-08-2012
20120058123N,N-DISUBSTITUTED AMINOALKYLBIPHENYL ANTAGONISTS OF PROSTAGLANDIN D2 RECEPTORS - Described herein are compounds that are antagonists of PGD03-08-2012
20110091479NOVEL ANTI-IGF-IR ANTIBODIES AND USES THEREOF - The present invention relates to novel antibodies capable of binding specifically to the human insulin-like growth factor I receptor IGF-IR and/or capable of specifically inhibiting the tyrosine kinase activity of said IGF-IR, especially monoclonal antibodies of murine, chimeric and humanized origin, as well as the amino acid and nucleic acid sequences coding for these antibodies. The invention likewise comprises the use of these antibodies as a medicament for the prophylactic and/or therapeutic treatment of cancers overexpressing IGF-IR or any pathology connected with the overexpression of said receptor as well as in processes or kits for diagnosis of illnesses connected with the overexpression of the IGF-IR. The invention finally comprises products and/or compositions comprising such antibodies in combination with anti-EGFR antibodies and/or anti-VEGF antibodies and/or antibodies directed against other growth factors involved in tumor progression or metastasis and/or compounds and/or anti-cancer agents or agents conjugated with toxins and their use for the prevention and/or the treatment of certain cancers.04-21-2011
20110091478METHODS OF USING ANTIBODIES AGAINST HUMAN IL-22 - The present application provides human antibodies and antigen binding fragments thereof that specifically bind to the human interleukin-22 (IL-22) and methods of using those antibodies, for example, in diagnosing, treating or preventing inflammatory disorders, autoimmune diseases, allergies, septic shock, infectious disorders, transplant rejection, cancer, and other immune system disorders.04-21-2011
20110091477MODULATORS OF HEPATOCYTE GROWTH FACTOR ACTIVATOR - The invention provides methods and compositions for modulating hepatocyte growth factor activator function.04-21-2011
20120014970Therapeutic Compositions for Treatment of Corneal Disorders - The invention provides methods and compositions for minimizing, preventing, or treating damage to corneal nerves by administering to a subject with such damage or at risk of exposure to such damage a composition which blocks an activity of an IL-1 cytokine and/or an IL-17 cytokine.01-19-2012
20120014967IL-1BETA BINDING ANTIBODIES AND FRAGMENTS THEREOF - An IL-1β binding antibody or IL-1β binding fragment thereof comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 2, and related nucleic acids, vectors, cells, and compositions, as well as method of using same to treat or prevent a disease, and a method of preparing an affinity matured IL-1β binding polypeptide. IL-1β binding antibodies or IL-1β binding fragments thereof are provided which have desirable affinity and potency.01-19-2012
20120014965COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS OF TREATING TUMORS - Methods of treating an individual who has an erbB protein mediated tumor is disclosed. Methods of preventing erbB protein mediated tumors in an individual are disclosed. The methods comprise administering to the individual a nucleic acid molecule that encodes a protein that dimerizes with an erbB protein and that is deficient in tyrosine kinase activity. Composition that comprise such nucleic acid molecules including pharmaceutical compositions are disclosed.01-19-2012
20120014964ALPHA SYNUCLEIN TOXICITY - Present inventions demonstrates that alpha synuclein toxicity such as α-synuclein mediated cell death, alpha synuclein induced reactive oxygen species (ROS) in a cell requires the proapoptotic endonuclease G and that the deletion of the endonuclease G or suppressing of the endonuclease G apoptotic pathway attenuates or counteracts such alpha synuclein toxicity. The present invention compositions and methods for inhibition of α-synuclein toxicity. The inhibiting α-synuclein toxicity can be used in methods of treatment of synucleinopathies, such as Parkinson's disease (PD), dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB), pure autonomic failure (PAF), and multiple system atrophy (MSA) and the manufacture of medicaments for such treatment. In particular The subject matter provided in herein relates to a pharmaceutical compositions containing inhibitors of endonuclease G, and their use in the treatment of synucleinopathies, such as Parkinson's disease, dementia with Lewy bodies, pure autonomic failure, and multiple system atrophy and the manufacture of medicaments for such treatment. Furthermore the present invention relates to a method for the identification of compounds attenuating the synuclein toxicity, said method comprising evaluating the inhibitory action of said compound on the endonuclease G dependent apoptosis.01-19-2012
20090028873SUBSTITUTED CYCLOHEXANOLS - Disclosed herein are substituted cyclohexanol opioid receptor modulators and/or neurotransmitter reuptake modulators of Formula I or Formula II, process of preparation thereof, pharmaceutical compositions thereof, and methods of use thereof.01-29-2009
20120114663METHODS TO TREAT ALLERGIC CONDITIONS - Disclosed are methods to treat allergic conditions, including pulmonary and non-pulmonary conditions, in a subject by administering a composition that inhibits Pim kinase. Also disclosed are methods to treat allergic conditions in a subject by administering a composition that induces expression of Runx3.05-10-2012
20120064090THERAPEUTIC AGENT FOR CANCER HAVING REDUCED SENSITIVITY TO MOLECULAR TARGET DRUG AND PHARMACEUTICAL COMPOSITION FOR ENHANCING SENSITIVITY TO MOLECULAR TARGET DRUG - Provided are a pharmaceutical composition which enhances the sensitivity of a cancer to a molecular target drug, such as gefitinib and erlotinib, wherein the cancer has resistance to the molecular target drug, and a cancer therapeutic agent effective against a cancer having resistance to a molecular target drug, such as gefitinib and erlotinib. The pharmaceutical composition comprising an HGF-MET receptor pathway inhibitor enhances the sensitivity of a cancer to a molecular target drug, such as gefitinib and erlotinib, even though the cancer has resistance to the molecular target drug. The cancer therapeutic agent comprising a molecular target drug in combination with an HGF-MET receptor pathway inhibitor is effective against a cancer having resistance to the molecular target drug.03-15-2012
20120207764HUMAN MONOCLONAL ANTIBODIES TO PROTEIN TYROSINE KINASE 7 (PTK7) AND METHODS FOR USING ANTI-PTK7 ANTIBODIES - The present invention provides isolated monoclonal antibodies, particularly human monoclonal antibodies, that specifically bind to PTK7 with high affinity. Nucleic acid molecules encoding the antibodies of the invention, expression vectors, host cells and methods for expressing the antibodies of the invention are also provided. Immunoconjugates, bispecific molecules and pharmaceutical compositions comprising the antibodies of the invention are also provided. The invention also provides methods for detecting PTK7, as well as methods for treating various diseases, including cancer and infectious diseases, using anti-PTK7 antibodies.08-16-2012
20120177661HUMAN DIACYLGLYCEROL ACYLTRANSFERASE 2 (DGAT2) FAMILY MEMBERS AND USES THEREFOR - The present invention relates to compositions and methods for the diagnosis and treatment of obesity and related metabolic disorders. The invention provides isolated nucleic acids molecules, designated DGAT2 family member nucleic acid molecules, which encode diacylglycerol acyltransferase family members. The invention also provides recombinant expression vectors containing DGAT2 family member nucleic acid molecules, host cells into which the expression vectors have been introduced, and nonhuman transgenic animals in which a DGAT2 family member gene has been introduced or disrupted. The invention still further provides isolated DGAT2 family member proteins, fusion proteins, antigenic peptides and anti-DGAT2 family member antibodies. Methods of use of the provided DGAT2 family member compositions for screening, diagnostic and therapeutic methods in connection with obesity disorders are also disclosed.07-12-2012
20120177660BIOMARKERS AND THERAPEUTIC TARGETS FOR TYPE 1 DIABETES - Compositions and methods for determining a subject's risk of developing type 1 diabetes (T1D) and diabetic complications are provided. One embodiment provides a method involving measuring the levels of interleukin-1-receptor antagonist (IL-1ra) in a sample from the subject. In other embodiments, the method involves measuring the levels of MIP-1β, IL-8, MCP-1, MPO, SAA, IGFBP2, Adiponectin, or combinations thereof. Another embodiment provides preventing islet autoimmunity and T1D using agonist of IL-1ra, MIP-1β, IL-8, MCP-1, MPO, or a combination thereof. Another embodiment provides preventing islet autoimmunity, T1D and diabetic complications using antagonist of SAA, IGFBP2, Adiponectin, or a combination thereof.07-12-2012
20120177659METHODS 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.07-12-2012
20120177658METHODS OF TREATMENT USING AN ANTI IL B50 ANTIBODY - Nucleic acids encoding mammalian cytokine receptor, e.g., for cytokine IL-B50, 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.07-12-2012
20120064091DYSFUNCTION OF THE MITOCHONDRIAL RESPIRATORY CHAIN, METHODS FOR DIAGNOSIS, TREATMENT AND FOLLOW-UP - The invention relates to a method, of assessing whether a subject is affected with or at risk for developing a dysfunction of the mitochondrial respiratory chain, the method comprising determining the concentration of fibroblast growth factor 21 (FGF21) in a biological sample from the subject, and comparing it to the concentration of FGF21 in a biological sample from at least one normal control, wherein an increase in the concentration of FGF21 in the biological sample from the subject when compared to the concentration of FGF21 in the biological sample from at least one normal control is indicative of occurrence of the dysfunction of the mitochondrial respiratory chain in said subject, or of risk for developing said dysfunction. The invention also relates to a method for follow-up of a dysfunction of the mitochondrial respiratory chain in a subject diagnosed with but not being treated for said dysfunction, to a method for treating a subject having a dysfunction of the mitochondrial respiratory chain, to a method for determining whether a dysfunction of the mitochondrial respiratory chain in a subject diagnosed with and being treated for said dysfunction is responding to the treatment, and for selecting patients for clinical trials.03-15-2012
20090202562ANTI-GFRALPHA3 ANTIBODIES - Antibodies and antibody fragments that bind to the receptor GFRalpha3 and inhibit formation of a Neublastin-GFRalpha3-Ret ternary complex are disclosed. Also disclosed are methods of using the antibodies and antibody fragments to inhibit phosphorylation of Ret in a cell and treat disorders and in a subject.08-13-2009
20120156218NOVEL ANTI-CD38 ANTIBODIES FOR THE TREATMENT OF CANCER - Antibodies, humanized antibodies, resurfaced antibodies, antibody fragments, derivatized antibodies, and conjugates of same with cytotoxic agents, which specifically bind to CD38, are capable of killing CD3806-21-2012
20120156216Methods and Compositions for Treatment of Tumor Metastasis - The various embodiments of the present invention are directed to methods and compositions for treatment, inhibition or reduction of metastasis in cancers. In particular, the invention is related to compositions and methods affecting connective tissue growth factor (CTGF). An aspect of the present invention comprises a method for interfering with the activity of connective tissue growth factor, comprising, administering to a subject an effective amount of a composition that inhibits production of or activity of connective tissue growth factor (CTGF), wherein the composition interferes with the activity of CTGF or prevents the transcription of CTGF genes or translation of CTGF mRNA. For example, the composition can comprises at least one HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor compound, such as a statin.06-21-2012
20120156215Phage-GnRH Constructs, Their Mimics, Antigenic Compositions, and Sequences for Immunocontraception of Animals and Other Applications - Disclosed are recombinant bacteriophage constructs and related heterologous peptide sequences for contraception in animals. The disclosed recombinant phage constructs bind to antibodies against gonadotropin releasing hormone (GnRH) and can be administered to an animal to generate an immune response against GnRH, including generating anti-GnRH antibodies. The disclosed recombinant phage may comprise an amino acid sequence of gonadotropin releasing hormone (GnRH), epitopic fragments, variants, or functional mimics thereof. Also disclosed are methods for making and selecting such recombinant phage constructs and compositions that comprise such constructs (e.g., compositions for inducing an immune response against GnRH including pharmaceutical or veterinary compositions used as vaccines). Also disclosed are recombinant polynucleotides comprising genomic nucleic acid of the recombinant phage constructs disclosed herein.06-21-2012
20110086040METHOD OF TREATING HEMOLYTIC DISEASE - Paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria or other hemolytic diseases are treated using a compound which binds to or otherwise blocks the generation and/or the activity of one or more complement components, such as, for example, a complement-inhibiting antibody.04-14-2011
20110091476Human Anti-NGF Neutralizing Antibodies as Selective NGF Pathway Inhibitors - This invention provides antibodies that interact with or bind to human nerve growth factor (NGF) and neutralize the function of NGF thereby. The invention also provides pharmaceutical compositions of said antibodies and methods for neutralizing NGF function, and particularly for treating NGF-related disorders (e.g., chronic pain) by administering a pharmaceutically effective amount of anti-NGF antibodies. Methods of detecting the amount of NGF in a sample using anti-NGF antibodies are also provided.04-21-2011
20110091475Anti-Human Interleukin-20 Antibodies - Anti-human IL20 monoclonal antibodies that can reduce IL20 mediated activation of both IL20R1/AL20R2 and IL22R1/AL20R2 receptor complexes in one or more species, including humans, are described, as well as antigen-binding molecules such as, e.g., antigen-binding antibody fragments, antibody derivatives, and multi-specific molecules designed or derived from such antibodies, and methods or producing such antibodies or other antigen-binding molecules. Such antibodies or other antigen-binding molecules can be used for treat-ing various diseases and disorders, including autoimmune or inflammatory diseases or disorders.04-21-2011
20110091474Compositions and Methods For Diagnosing and Treating Diabetic Micro Vascular Complications - Disclosed herein are compositions and methods for the identification of a subject at risk for developing microvascular complications associated with diabetes such as diabetic nephropathy and diabetic retinopathy. Also disclosed is a therapeutic target for the prevention and treatment of microvascular complications associated with diabetes.04-21-2011
20090142356Pharmaceutical Composition of F(ab')2 Antibody Fragments and a Process for the Preparation Thereof - The present invention is directed to a pharmaceutical composition comprising F(ab′)06-04-2009
20100291102Therapeutic Agent - Anti-HLA and other antibodies are present in goat serum after injection of HIV antigenic material, and form the basis for a most surprisingly effective treatment of HIV, multiple sclerosis and other conditions.11-18-2010
20100285023DETECTING CYP24 EXPRESSION LEVEL AS A MARKER FOR PREDISPOSITION TO CANCER - This invention pertains to the discovery that an amplification of the CYP24 gene or an increase in CYP24 activity is a marker for the presence of, progression of, or predisposition to, a cancer (e.g., breast cancer). Using this information, this invention provides methods of detecting a predisposition to cancer in an animal. The methods involve (i) providing a biological sample from an animal (e.g. a human patient); (ii) detecting the level of CYP24 within the biological sample; and (iii) comparing the level of CYP24 with a level of CYP24 in a control sample taken from a normal, cancer-free tissue where an increased level of CYP24 in the biological sample compared to the level of CYP24 in the control sample indicates the presence of said cancer in said animal.11-11-2010
20120251552METHODS OF GENERATING IMPROVED ANTIGEN-BINDING AGENTS USING CHAIN SHUFFLING AND OPTIONALLY SOMATIC HYPERMUTATION - The invention relates to a method of identifying a desired antigen-binding agent that binds to an antigen of interest. The method utilizes a combinatorial approach wherein a nucleic acid sequence encoding a polypeptide comprising a first component of an antigen-binding agent is provided to a population of cells together with a library of nucleic acid sequences, each of which encodes a polypeptide comprising a second component of an antigen-binding agent. The method further comprises subjecting one or more of the nucleic acid sequences encoding a first component, a second component, and/or an identified antigen-binding agent to somatic hypermutation.10-04-2012
20120219561Prophylaxis Against Cancer Metastasis - This document provides prophylactic methods for reducing cancer metastasis by targeting LCN2, MMP9, and CX-CR4.08-30-2012
20100092486MODULATION OF MYELOID DIFFERENTATION PRIMARY RESPONSE GENE 88 (MYD88) EXPRESSION BY ANTISENSE OLIGONUCLEOTIDES - Antisense oligonucleotide compounds, compositions and methods are provided for down regulating the expression of MyD88. The compositions comprise antisense oligonucleotides targeted to nucleic acids encoding MyD88. The compositions may also comprise antisense oligonucleotides targeted to nucleic acids encoding MyD88 in combination with other therapeutic and/or prophylactic compounds and/or compositions. Methods of using these compounds and compositions for down-regulating MyD88 expression and for prevention or treatment of diseases wherein modulation of MyD88 expression would be beneficial are provided.04-15-2010
20100092483Compositions 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 DC40L. 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 DC40L, preferably without substantially agonizing CD40 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/DC40L interactions, the methods involving administering a monovalent anti-CD40L antibody polypeptide to the individual.04-15-2010
20100092485Genetic Markers for Predicting Responsiveness to Combination Therapy - The invention provides compositions and methods for determining the likelihood of successful treatment with an effective amount of an anti-VEGF antibody or equivalent thereof, in combination with anti-EGFR antibody or equivalent thereof, and, in some aspects in combination with a topoisomerase inhibitor. The methods comprise determining the identity of a gene of interest in a patient sample and correlating the patient's genotype with the predictive response. Patients identified as responsive are then treated with the appropriate therapy.04-15-2010
20100092484CD44 ANTIBODIES - The present invention relates to antibodies including human antibodies and antigen-binding portions thereof that bind to CD44, and that function to inhibit CD44. The invention also relates to heavy and light chain immunoglobulins derived from human CD44 antibodies and nucleic acid molecules encoding such immunoglobulins. The present invention also relates to methods of making human CD44 antibodies, compositions comprising these antibodies and methods of using the antibodies and compositions or medicaments for treatment.04-15-2010
20120121606ANTIBODIES 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.05-17-2012
20120164154METHOD FOR INCREASING INSULIN SENSITIVITY AND FOR TREATING AND PREVENTING TYPE 2 DIABETES - It is disclosed here that insulin sensitivity in a human or non-human animal can be increased by reducing stearoyl-CoA desaturase-1 (SCD1) activity in the animal. This provides a new tool for treating and preventing type 2 diabetes. Also disclosed are methods for identifying agents that can increase insulin sensitivity in a human or non-human animal through determining the agents' effects on SCD1 activity.06-28-2012
20120315285Antibody Formulation - The present invention relates to novel pharmaceutical formulations, in particular novel pharmaceutical formulations in which the active ingredient comprises human antibodies to human interleukin I beta (IL-1β), in particular ACZ885 antibody, pharmaceutical formulations which are stable and aggregate-free upon storage and delivery.12-13-2012
20100247547MODULATION OF THE TH-17 CELL MEDIATED IMMUNE RESPONSES - Methods of treating diseases or conditions associated with T09-30-2010
20100247548ANTAGONISTS OF CI-M6P/IGF2R FOR PREVENTION AND TREATMENT OF CTGF-MEDIATED OCULAR DISORDERS - Antagonists of cation-independent mannose 6-phosphate/insulin-like growth factor-II receptor are provided for attenuation of CTGF signaling in a method of down-regulation of receptor signaling and downstream decreased signaling of connective tissue growth factor in ocular disorders involving inappropriate CTGF signaling. Ocular disorders involving inappropriate CTGF signaling include ocular hypertension, glaucoma, glaucomatous retinopathy, optic neuropathy, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, choroidal neovascularization, and proliferative vitreoretinopathy, for example. Such disorders are treated by administering antagonists of the present invention.09-30-2010
20090130121Synthetic Peptide Copolymers for Treatment and Prevention of Cardiovascular Disorders - The present invention relates to the use of random or ordered copolymers including the known copolymer glatiramer (also known as Copolymer 1) and Copolymer 1-related heteropolymers or ordered peptides, for treating or preventing cardiovascular diseases and disorders.05-21-2009
20090130122Methods for treating rheumatoid arthritis using IL-17 antagonists - A method of treating a mammal afflicted with rheumatoid arthritis comprising administering a soluble form of IL-17 receptor is disclosed.05-21-2009
20120315281TREATMENT OF RENAL INJURY - Methods for the treatment of renal injury include the use of arginase inhibitors in the treatment and prevention of diabetic nephropathy, albuminuria and azotemia amongst others, and methods for identifying agents for the treatment of renal injury.12-13-2012
20120128689ANTI-IL-23 IMMUNOGLOBULINS - The present invention relates to antigen binding proteins to human IL-23, pharmaceutical formulations containing them and to the use of such antigen binding proteins in the treatment and/or prophylaxis of inflammatory diseases such as Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA).05-24-2012
20120128687NOVEL ANTIBODY FORMULATION - Pharmaceutical liquid formulation of an antibody against human OX40L, a process for the preparation and uses of the formulation.05-24-2012
20120128688ANTI-CXCL13 AND ANTI-CXCR5 ANTIBODIES FOR THE PREVENTION AND TREATMENT OF CANCER AND CANCER CELL MIGRATION - Methods for prevention or inhibition of the growth or metastasis of cancer cells in a subject are disclosed. One method comprises the step of administering to the subject a therapeutically effective amount of an antibody to the chemokine CXCL13 and/or the chemokine receptor CXCR5. Another method comprises the step of administering to the subject a therapeutically effective amount of an expression vector that expresses an antibody to the chemokine CXCL13 and/or the chemokine receptor CXCR5.05-24-2012
20120128690METHODS FOR DETERMINING AGENTS THAT TREAT OR PREVENT OBESITY AND/OR OBESITY RELATED DISEASES AND METHODS FOR TREATMENT THEREWITH - The present invention provides methods for determining a putative agent that treats or prevent obesity and/or obesity related diseases comprising contacting cells with the putative agent and measuring the activity and/or level of Maf1 and/or the activity and/or level of KIAA1875. The present invention also provides the agent identified by the methods herein and methods of treating or preventing obesity and/or obesity related diseases in a subject comprising administering to the subject a therapeutically effective amount of an agent that inhibits or downregulates Maf1 and/or activates or upregulates KIAA1875.05-24-2012
20100209434ANTIBODY FORMULATION - The present invention provides high concentration liquid formulations of antibodies or fragments thereof that specifically bind to a human interferon alpha polypeptide.08-19-2010
20110182913ANTI FGF23 ANTIBODY AND A PHARMACEUTICAL COMPOSITION COMPRISING THE SAME - To provide an antibody against FGF23 and a pharmaceutical composition such as a preventive or therapeutic agent which can prevent or treat by suppressing an action of FGF23 by using the antibody. An antibody or its functional fragment against human FGF23 produced by hybridoma C10 (Accession No. FERM BP-10772).07-28-2011
20110182911USE OF IMMOBILIZED ANTAGONISTS FOR ENHANCING GROWTH FACTOR CONTAINING BIOIMPLANT EFFECTIVENESS - A method of retaining growth factors on a substrate for release at a treatment region comprises immobilizing an antagonist of the growth factor on a substrate and binding of the growth factor to the antagonist. In one aspect, the substrate is provided on a bioimplant. The resulting bioimplant allows for activity of the growth factor to continue at the region of implantation. According to the method of the invention, exogenous growth factors can be used to stimulate the repair of various tissues and organs at the site requiring repair, and be protected from inactivation, sequestration or degradation. The invention also provides bioimplants and methods of delivering growth factors.07-28-2011
20120315284COMPOSITION FOR ENHANCING TRAIL SENSITIVITY COMPRISING INHIBITORS FOR EXPRESSION OR ACTIVITY OF TIP41 AS A TARGET GENE OF TRAIL SENSITIZER - The present invention relates to a pharmaceutical composition, including inhibitors for expression or activity of TIP41 protein, for prevention and treatment of cancer. When the liver cancer cell lines, showing resistance to TRAIL, are treated with TIP41 siRNA and TRAIL, apoptosis is induced in cancer cell. The same effect is found in cases of lung cancer and colon cancer with resistance against TRAIL. Moreover, this induction of apoptosis by TIP41 siRNA and TRAIL was confirmed in tumor xenograft, which was injected with Huh7 liver cancer cells and then was subjected to TIP41 siRNA transfection and TRAIL treatment. In addition, it was confirmed through animal experiments in which the tumor size has reduced and apoptosis was induced by treatment with TIP41 siRNA and TRAIL. Of note, MKK7/JNK pathway was confirmed to mediate the apoptosis induced by the application of TIP41 siRNA and TRAIL. The apoptosis were verified to be caused by the activation of MKK7/JNK signaling pathway. Taken together, the present invention provide the strong evidence that the pharmaceutical composition, including inhibitors for TIP41 expression or activity can be used for cancer prevention and treatment as well as an anti-cancer adjuvant. Taken together, the pharmaceutical composition comprising inhibitors for expression or activity of TIP41 protein may be used for prevention and treatment of cancer or as an anti-cancer adjuvant.12-13-2012
20120315282Antibodies Specific for TGF-Beta - The present disclosure relates, in general, to materials and methods for antibodies specific for transforming growth factor beta (TGFβ), including TGFβ1, TGFβ2 and TGFβ3, and uses of these antibodies in the treatment of subjects having cancer, an eye disease, condition or disorder, fibrosis, including ophthalmic fibrosis or fibrosis of the eye, and other conditions or disorders related to TGFβ expression.12-13-2012
20120315283METHODS OF PROMOTING TISSUE GROWTH AND TISSUE REGENERATION - Described herein are methods of using soluble epoxide hydrolase inhibitors to modulate the levels of epoxyeicosatrienoic acids (EETs) in order to increase angiogenesis and promote wound healing and tissue regeneration.12-13-2012
20120213799COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR TREATING INFLAMMATORY DISORDERS - The present invention features compositions and methods related to humanized antibodies and FKN-binding fragments thereof that bind fractalkine.08-23-2012
20120213798METHODS AND USES FOR TREATING HEPATIC ISCHEMIA AND REPERFUSION INJURY - The present disclosure provides a method of treating or preventing hepatic ischemia and reperfusion injury in an animal comprising administering an effective amount of an FGL08-23-2012
20120213796POLYCLONAL ANTIBODY COMPOSITIONS - The present invention provides purified immunoglobulin compositions derived from the colostrum of a bovine immunized with a target antigen. The immunoglobulin composition comprises polyclonal antibodies specific for the target antigen and is depleted of non-immunoglobulin factors. The invention includes methods of manufacturing the compositions of the invention. The invention further includes pharmaceutical formulations comprising a purified immunoglobulin composition of the invention and an optional pharmaceutically acceptable excipient.08-23-2012
20120135005ANTI-TNF-a ANTIBODIES AND THEIR USES - The present disclosure relates to antibodies directed to the tumor necrosis factor alpha (“TNF-α”) and uses of such antibodies, for example, to treat diseases associated with the activity and/or overproduction of TNF-α.05-31-2012
20120135004ANTIBODIES TO MATRIX METALLOPROTEINASE 9 - The present disclosure provides compositions and methods of use involving binding proteins, e.g., antibodies and antigen-binding fragments thereof, that bind to the matrix metalloproteinase-9 (MMP9) protein (MMP9 is also known as gelatinase-B), wherein the binding proteins comprise an immunoglobulin (Ig) heavy chain (or functional fragment thereof) and an Ig light chain (or functional fragment thereof).05-31-2012
20120219566COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS OF TREATING T CELL MEDIATED DISORDER - A method of generating a CD408-30-2012
20120219565ENGINEERED ANTI-TSLP ANTIBODY - The invention relates to binding compounds that specifically bind to human TSLP, as well as uses thereof, e.g., in the treatment of inflammatory disorders and allergic inflammatory response.08-30-2012
20120219564Human Antibodies That Bind Human TNFalpha - Human antibodies, preferably recombinant human antibodies, that specifically bind to human tumor necrosis factor α (hTNFα) are disclosed. These antibodies have high affinity for hTNFα (e.g., K08-30-2012
20120219563FIBROBLAST 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.08-30-2012
20120219562METHODS OF TREATING PSORIASIS BY ADMINISTRATION OF ANTIBODIES TO THE p40 SUBUNIT OF IL-12 AND/OR IL-23 - The invention provides a method of treating psoriasis in a subject by administering to a subject an antibody capable of binding to the p40 subunit of IL-12 and/or IL-23.08-30-2012
20120213797ANTIGEN 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.08-23-2012
20100172916SUBSTITUTED HYDROXYPHENYLAMINE COMPOUNDS - The present invention relates to new substituted hydroxyphenylamine based modulators of hormone and/or pigment levels, pharmaceutical compositions thereof, and methods of use thereof.07-08-2010
20100172914METHODS AND MATERIALS RELATED TO TRAIL ISOFORMS - This document provides to methods and materials related to apoptosis. For example, methods and materials for modulating apoptosis are provided. In addition, methods and materials for treating a mammal having an apoptosis-associated condition are provided.07-08-2010
20100172915COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS OF USING ANGIOPOIETIN-LIKE 4 PROTEIN - ANGPTL4 compositions and methods of using such compositions, and agonists or antagonists thereof, for the diagnosis and treatment of diseases or disorders are included, including methods to modulate cell proliferation, cell adhesion, and cell migration.07-08-2010
20120171220FURTHER USE OF PROTEIN KINASE N BETA - The present invention is related to use of protein kinase N beta or a fragment or derivative thereof as a downstream target of the PI 3-kinase pathway, preferably as a downstream drug target of the PI 3-kinase pathway.07-05-2012
20120171222METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS INVOLVING NUCLEOTIDE REPEAT DISORDERS - The present invention concerns the methods and compositions involving nucleic acids with long repeat sequences. In some embodiments of the invention, there are methods for generating such a nucleic acid, and in other methods, there are methods for using such a nucleic acid to screen for candidate therapeutic compounds. Furthermore the present invention relates to methods of screening for Notch inhibitors and other substances that may be used to treat muscle loss and wasting.07-05-2012
20120171221BIOMARKERS FOR THE EARLY DETECTION OF AUTOIMMUNE DISEASES - Provided are methods for aiding in diagnosing autoimmune diseases in a mammal, comprising contacting a sample of tear from the mammal with an antibody that specifically binds to a first polypeptide selected from the group Ctss, Ctsh, Ctsr, Ctsw, Ctsz, Ifng, Il16ra, Il10, Il10ra, Il15, Tnfa, Apo-F, or Lcn-2 or a second polypeptide selected from the group lactoperoxidase, lactoferrin or lysozyme under conditions favoring the formation of an antibody-polypeptide complex, and determining the amount of complex formed, wherein an increased formation of antibody-first-polypeptide complex or a decreased formation of antibody-second-polypeptide complex as compared to a suitable control, indicates a likely positive diagnosis of an autoimmune disease for the mammal, thereby aiding in the diagnosis. Methods of treating the autoimmune diseases are also provided.07-05-2012
20090297535Amino Acid Sequences Directed Against Il-6 And Polypetides Comprising The Same For The Treatment Of Diseases And Disorders Associated With Il-6 Mediated Signalling - The present invention relates to amino acid sequences that are directed against interleukin-6 (IL-6), as well as to compounds or constructs, and in particular proteins and polypeptides that comprise or essentially consist of one or more such amino acid sequences. The invention also relates to nucleic acids encoding such amino acid sequences and polypeptides to methods for preparing such amino acid sequences and polypeptides; to host cells expressing or capable of expressing such amino acid sequences or polypeptides; to compositions, and in particular to pharmaceutical compositions, that comprise such amino acid sequences, polypeptides, nucleic acids and/or host cells; and to uses of such amino acid sequences, polypeptides, nucleic acids, host cells and/or compositions, in particular for prophylactic, therapeutic or diagnostic purposes.12-03-2009
20090280131IL-17 Antagonistic Antibodies - An IL-17 binding molecule, in particular an antibody to human IL-17, more preferably a human antibody to human IL-17 is provided, wherein the hypervariable regions of the heavy and light chains have amino acid sequences as defined, for use in the treatment of an IL-17 mediated disease or disorder, e.g. rheumatoid arthritis.11-12-2009
20120076800Non-Aqueous High Concentration Reduced Viscosity Suspension Formulations of Antibodies - The present invention relates to non-aqueous high concentration reduced viscosity suspension formulations of antibodies and methods of making and using them.03-29-2012
20120076799ANTAGONISTS OF PCSK9 - Antagonists of human proprotein convertase subtilisin-kexin type 9 (“PCSK9”) are disclosed. The disclosed antagonists are effective in the inhibition of PCSK9 function and, accordingly, present desirable antagonists for the use in the treatment of conditions associated with PCSK9 activity. The present invention also discloses nucleic acid encoding said antagonists, vectors, host cells, and compositions comprising the antagonists. Methods of making PCSK9-specific antagonists as well as methods of using the antagonists for inhibiting or antagonizing PCSK9 function are also disclosed and form important additional aspects of the present disclosure.03-29-2012
20120076798Antagonistic Human LIGHT-Specific Human Monoclonal Antibodies - Provided herein are antibodies that immunospecifically bind to an hLIGHT polypeptide; isolated nucleic acids encoding the antibodies; vectors and host cells comprising nucleic acids encoding the antibodies; methods of making the antibodies; and a method of treating a hLIGHT-mediated disease in a subject comprising administering to the subject the antibodies. In preferred embodiments, the 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.03-29-2012
20120076797Modulation of kit signaling and hematopoietic cell development by IL-4 receptor modulation - Methods and compositions are provided for modulating Kit/stem cell factor receptor (SCFR)/CD117 and interleukin 4 receptor (IL-4R) signaling in a cell in vitro and in vivo, and for identifying candidate agents with activity in modulating Kit and IL-4R signaling. These methods find particular use in treating disorders of the hematopoietic system and in modulating hematopoietic stem cell expansion.03-29-2012
20100047254High Affinity Human Antibodies to Human IL-4 Receptor - The present invention provides methods for treating one or more diseases or disorders which are improved, inhibited or ameliorated by reducing interleukin-4 (IL-4) activity. The methods of the invention comprise administering to a patient an antibody, or antigen-binding fragment thereof, which specifically binds to a human IL-4 receptor.02-25-2010
20100047253FULLY HUMAN MONOCLONAL ANTIBODIES TO IL-13 - The present invention is related to antibodies directed to IL-13 and uses of such antibodies. For example, in accordance with the present invention, there are provided human monoclonal antibodies directed to IL-13. 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. Additionally, methods of using these antibodies to treat patients are also provided. Additionally, IL-13 dependent biomarkers and methods of their identification and use are also provided.02-25-2010
20120315280ANTIBODY THERAPY FOR USE IN THE DIGESTIVE TRACT - In accordance with the invention, the development and use of antibodies within the digestive tract is provided. Antibodies are described that are used to treat disorders associated with altered permeability of the digestive tract. Antibodies are described with increased stability within the environment of the digestive tract. Antibodies are described with enhanced permeability to a compromised digestive tract.12-13-2012
20100272734COMPOSITIONS 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.10-28-2010
20100272733ANTIBODIES SPECIFIC TO PRO-ANGIOGENIC ISOFORMS OF VASCULAR ENDOTHELIAL GROWTH FACTOR (VEGF) - The present invention provides antibodies, as well as molecules having at least the antigen-binding portion of an antibody, against agonist pro-angiogenic, pro-permeability, vasodilatory isoforms of VEGF. Disclosed antibodies and antibody fragments are characterized by being capable of binding to and neutralizing pro-angiogenic forms of VEGF while not effecting isoforms of VEGF which are anti angiogenic. Methods of production and use in therapy and diagnosis, of such antibodies and antibody fragments are also provided.10-28-2010
20100272732EMP2 ANTIBODIES AND THEIR THERAPEUTIC USES - The present invention provides methods and compositions useful in the treatment or prevention of 10-28-2010
20100028361BRAIN-DERIVED GONADOTROPINS AND COGNITION - A method of treating or preventing neurodegenerative disease in a subject, the method includes administering to the subject a therapeutically effective amount of at least one physiologically acceptable agent that modulates levels, production, and/or function of brain-derived hormones of the hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal (HPG) axis or their receptors.02-04-2010
20100008934GENETIC POLYMORPHISMS ASSOCIATED WITH AUTOINFLAMMATORY DISEASES, METHODS OF DETECTION AND USES THEREOF - The present invention provides compositions and methods based on genetic polymorphisms that are associated with autoinflammatory diseases such as psoriasis. For example, the present invention relates to nucleic acid molecules containing the polymorphisms, variant proteins encoded by these nucleic acid molecules, reagents for detecting the polymorphic nucleic acid molecules and variant proteins, and methods of using the nucleic acid molecules and proteins as well as methods of using reagents for their detection.01-14-2010
20090060922Acetamide Stereoisomer - The compound of formula (I)03-05-2009
20120263733ANTI-CXCL9, ANTI-CXCL10, ANTI-CXCL11, ANTI-CXCL13, ANTI-CXCR3 AND ANTI-CXCR5 AGENTS FOR INHIBITION OF INFLAMMATION - Methods for preventing or inhibiting inflammation in a subject are disclosed. In one aspect, the method comprises administering to a subject diagnosed with an inflammatory disease an effective amount of an anti-inflammatory agent that (1) inhibits the expression of CXCL9, CXCL10, CXCL11, CXCL13, CXCR3 and/or CXCR5, or (2) inhibits the interaction between CXCR3 and CXCL9, CXCL10 or CXCL11, or between CXCR5 and CXCL13, or (3) inhibits a biological activity of CXCL9, CXCL10, CXCL11, CXCL13, CXCR3 and/or CXCR5, wherein the agent comprises an antibody, antibody fragment, short interfering RNA (siRNA), aptamer, synbody, binding agent, peptide, aptamer-siRNA chimera, single stranded antisense oligonucleotide, triplex forming oligonucleotide, ribozyme, external guide sequence, or an agent-encoding expression vector.10-18-2012
20120258118ANTIBODY THERAPEUTICS WITH LOCAL ACTIVITY IN THE DIGESTIVE TRACT - This invention provides methods and compositions of antibody therapeutics that are therapeutically effective in the digestive tract or below the mucosal barrier of the digestive tract but do not deliver levels of antibody to the systemic circulation that have been shown to be necessary for clinical benefit following systemic administration of antibody. This invention further describes therapeutic compositions of antibody therapeutics that are therapeutically effective in the digestive tract or below the mucosal barrier of the digestive tract but do not deliver levels of antibody to the systemic circulation that have been associated with adverse events and systemic immunosuppression following systemic administration of antibody.10-11-2012
20120258120COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR THE SYSTEMIC TREATMENT OF ARTHRITIS - The present invention includes compositions and methods for treating arthritic joints found in patients with auto-inflammation, e.g., systemic onset juvenile idiopathic arthritis, by administering at the site of inflammation a therapeutically effective amount of at least one agent that reduces or blocks IL-1β receptors.10-11-2012
20120258119ANTI-FIBROBLAST ACTIVATION PROTEIN ANTIBODIES AND METHODS AND USES THEREOF - Specific binding members, particularly antibodies and fragments thereof, which bind to Fibroblast Activation Protein (FAP) are provided, particularly recognizing both human and mouse FAP. These antibodies are useful in the diagnosis and treatment of conditions associated with activated stroma, including wound healing, epithelial cancers, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, cirrhosis and pulmonary fibrosis. The anti-FAP antibodies, variable regions or CDR domain sequences thereof, and fragments thereof may also be used in therapy in combination with chemotherapeutics, immune modulators, or anti-cancer agents and/or with other antibodies or fragments thereof. Antibodies of this type are exemplified by the novel antibodies ESC1 1 and ESC 14 whose sequences are provided herein.10-11-2012
20120258117Methods and compositions for modulation of histone ubiquitination - Provided are methods and compositions for inhibiting mono-ubiquitination of a histone in a cell. Also provided are methods and compositions for inducing senescence in a cell. Additionally provided are methods and compositions for treatment of cancer, including glioma. In particular, these methods and compositions may include an inhibitor of a ubiquitin ligase.10-11-2012
20120258116METHOD FOR INDUCING CANCER CELL APOPTOSIS OR INHIBITING THE CANCER CELL MIGRATION - The present invention is related to a method for inducing the cancer cell apoptosis or inhibiting the cancer cell migration by inhibiting the expression of ribose-5-phosphate isomerase A.10-11-2012
20120082682IL-13 BINDING PROTEIN - 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.04-05-2012
20120082681ANTI-IL12RBETA1 ANTIBODIES AND THEIR USE IN TREATING AUTOIMMUNE AND INFLAMMATORY DISORDERS - The present invention relates to antibodies that specifically bind to IL12Rβ1, the non-signal transducing chain of both the heterodimeric IL12 and IL23 receptors. The invention more specifically relates to specific antibodies that are IL12 and IL23 receptor antagonists capable of inhibiting IL12/1L18 induced IFNγ production of blood cells and compositions and methods of use for said antibodies to treat pathological disorders that can be treated by inhibiting IFNγ production, IL12 and/IL23 signaling, such as rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis or inflammatory bowel diseases or other autoimmune and inflammatory disorders.04-05-2012
20120082678GENETIC POLYMORPHISMS ASSOCIATED WITH PSORIASIS, METHODS OF DETECTION AND USES THEREOF - The present invention is based on the discovery of genetic polymorphisms that are associated with psoriasis and related pathologies. In particular, the present invention relates to nucleic acid molecules containing the polymorphisms, including groups of nucleic acid molecules that may be used as a signature marker set, such as a haplotype, a diplotype, variant proteins encoded by such nucleic acid molecules, reagents for detecting the polymorphic nucleic acid molecules and proteins, and methods of using the nucleic acid and proteins as well as methods of using reagents for their detection.04-05-2012
20090022734USE OF EPO RECEPTOR ACTIVATION OR STIMULATION FOR THE IMPROVEMENT OF THE EDSS SCORE IN PATIENTS WITH MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS - The invention provides a method of improving the expanded disability status scale (EDSS) score achieved by mammals affected by multiple sclerosis in which a substance effecting increased and/or prolonged activation and/or stimulation of the erythropoietin (EPO) receptor is administered to the mammal. In certain embodiments, the substance is administered in intervals which are interrupted by application-free periods of time in which said substance is not administered.01-22-2009
20090017043Connective tissues 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.01-15-2009
20090017042PROCESS FOR THE DETERMINATION OF THE PRIMARY STRUCTURE OF THE MESSENGER RNA CODING FOR THE HUMAN RECOMBINANT ENDOOLIGOPEPTIDASE A (HEOPA) [AF217798] - This invention refers to the recombinant human endooligopeptidase (hEOPA), polynucleotide which codes for the hEOPA, polynucleotide which allow the expression of the EOPA in prokaryotes and eukaryotes, including the human beings; use of the synthetic substrates for the determination of the proteolytic activity of the hEOPA, or of its chaperon activity or its activity as soluble peptide receptor; obtaining and using of the specific antibodies and inhibitors of its oligopeptide binding activity, as agonists, competitors and antagonists, which are able to disturb its interaction and the complex formation with other proteins. The invention also refers to the application of the natural and recombinant protein, chemically or genetically modified which aim is the diagnosis and/or the application in congenital, infectious and degenerative pathologic conditions of the central nervous system, and for psychiatric and behavioral dysfunctions. It is also proposed the application of the inhibitors and competitors for the interaction of EOPA with ligands, including antibodies or their derivatives, for the treatment of tissular and neurodegenerative pathologies.01-15-2009
20100297142METHODS OF USING (+)-1,4-DIHYDRO-7-[(3S,4S)-3-METHOXY-4-(METHYLAMINO)-1-PYRROLIDINYL]-4-OX- O-1-(2-THIAZOLYL)-1,8-NAPHTHYRIDINE-3-CARBOXYLIC ACID IN COMBINATION THERAPY - Methods of treating, preventing or managing cancers are disclosed. The methods encompass the administration of SNS-595 in combination with a second active agent. In certain embodiments, the method of treatment comprise administering SNS-595 in combination with cisplatin, carboplatin, gemcitabine or a combination thereof.11-25-2010
20100310575Inhibitors of Caspase I-Dependent Cytokines in the Treatment of Neurodegenerative Disorders - The present invention relates to a method for treating, preventing or ameliorating a chronic neurodegenerative disorder, in particular progressive muscular atrophy (PMA), said method comprising administering to a subject in need of such a treatment, prevention or amelioration a specific inhibitor of a caspase I-dependent cytokine. Also specific inhibitors of a caspase I-dependent cytokine for treating, preventing or ameliorating a neurodegenerative disorder, in particular PMA, are disclosed herein. Furthermore, the present invention provides for the use of (a) specific inhibitor(s) of a caspase I-dependent cytokine in the medical or pharmaceutical intervention of neurodegenerative disorders. In particular said cytokine to be inhibited is selected from the group consisting of interleukin-1 (IL-1), interleukin-18 (IL-18), interleukin-33 and interferon γ (IFN-γ; interferon-gamma) and most preferably said inhibitor to be employed in context of this invention is a human interleukin-1 receptor antagonist (IL-1Ra), like anakinra.12-09-2010
20120231015FRAGILE X MENTAL RETARDATION PROTEIN (FMRP), COMPOSITIONS, AND METHODS RELATED THERETO - The invention relates to fragile X mental retardation protein (FMKP), compositions, and methods related thereto. In certain embodiments, the invention relates to treating a neurological disorder by administering a P09-13-2012
20120231014Neural Regeneration - A method of promoting neural cell regeneration is carried out by contacting a neural cell with a compound that inhibits the binding of a chondroitin sulfate proteoglycan (CSPG) to a cellular (e.g., trans-membrane) PTPσ protein. The neural cell is associated with an injury or neurodegenerative condition.09-13-2012
20120231013POLYPEPTIDES THAT BIND TISSUE INHIBITOR OF METALLOPROTEINASE TYPE THREE (TIMP-3), COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS - The present invention relates to TIMP-3 binding compositions, methods of producing such compositions, and methods of using such compositions, including in the treatment of various conditions.09-13-2012
20100322947PHARMACEUTICAL COMPOSITION FOR TREATING AVELLINO CORNEA DYSTROPHY COMPRISING AN ANTIBODY AGAINST TGF-BETA - The present invention relates to a medicine for treating Avellino corneal dystrophy (ACD), and more particularly, to a pharmaceutical composition for treating Avellino corneal dystrophy containing an antibody against TGF-β as an effective ingredient. The pharmaceutical composition of the present invention has an effect of improving symptoms of a patient with severe Avellino corneal dystrophy due to TGF-β induced by exposure to intense light, such as UV etc.12-23-2010
20080299130Methods And Compositions For The Treatment Of Ocular Neovascularization - The invention relates to compositions and methods for the treatment or prevention of ocular neovascularization by reducing macrophage infiltration into the eye. The compositions of the invention include an antagonist of MCP-1 and/or CCR2 that blocks MCP-1 binding to or activation of CCR2y.12-04-2008
20110002941Antibodies 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.01-06-2011
20110002940PATHWAYS INVOLVED IN ARTERIOGENESIS AND USES THEREOF - The present invention relates to nucleic acids and polypeptides encoded thereby, whose expression is modulated in a subject suffering from insufficient arteriogenic capacity. These nucleic acids are among other useful in methods for diagnosing insufficient arteriogenic capacity, treating a subject suffering from insufficient arteriogenic capacity and/or stimulating arteriogenic capacity and/or stimulating arteriogenesis.01-06-2011
20080286285Methods for Treating Vascular Disease - Compositions and methods included herein describe the treatment of atherosclerosis and other vascular diseases such as thrombosis, restenosis after angioplasty and/or stenting, and vein-graft disease after bypass surgery, by inhibition of the expression or biologic activity of the toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4) and/or myeloid differentiation factor 88 (MyD88). TLR4 cell signal transduction is at least partially responsible for the manifestation, continuation, and/or worsening of atherosclerosis and other forms of vascular disease. The present invention provides several means with which to inhibit this signal transduction pathway by affecting the biological activity of the TLR4 receptor and/or MyD88.11-20-2008
20110038877INTERLEUKIN-6 ANTAGONISTS - The present invention provides an isolated IL-6 antagonist including an antibody variable region that prevents IL-6 from binding to gp130. The present invention also provides compositions and methods for treating IL-6 related diseases based on the IL-6 antagonists of the invention.02-17-2011
20110038876HETEROCYCLIC COMPOUNDS AND USE THEREOF AS ERK INHIBITORS - Disclosed are the ERK inhibitors of formula 1.0: [Formula (1.0)] and the pharmaceutically acceptable salts, esters and solvates thereof. Q is a piperidine or piperazine ring that can have a bridge or a fused ring. The piperidine ring can have a double bond in the ring. All other substitutents are as defined herein. Also disclosed are methods of treating cancer using the compounds of formula 1.0.02-17-2011
20130017208Anti-IL-6 Antibodies, Compositions, Methods and Uses - An anti-IL-6 antibody, including isolated nucleic acids that encode at least one anti-IL-6 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.01-17-2013
20120148600Anti-CD79B Antibodies and Immunoconjugates and Methods of Use - The present invention is directed to compositions of matter useful for the treatment of hematopoietic tumor in mammals and to methods of using those compositions of matter for the same.06-14-2012
20120269819Human Anti-IFN-gamma Neutralizing Antibodies as Selective IFN-gamma Pathway Inhibitors - This invention provides antibodies that interact with or bind to human interferon-gamma (IFN-γ) and methods for treating IFN-γ mediated diseases by administering a pharmaceutically effective amount of antibodies to IFN-γ. Methods of detecting the amount of IFN-γ in a sample using antibodies to IFN-γ are also provided.10-25-2012
20120269820ANTI-IL 17A/IL-17F CROSS-REACTIVE ANTIBODIES AND METHODS OF USE THEREOF - This invention provides fully human monoclonal antibodies that recognize IL-17F, the IL-17F homodimer, IL-17A, the IL-17A homodimer, and/or the heterodimeric IL-17A/IL-17F protein complex. The invention further provides methods of using such monoclonal antibodies as a therapeutic, diagnostic, and prophylactic.10-25-2012
20120321640VON WILLEBRAND FACTOR SPECIFIC BINDING AGENTS AND USES THEREOF - The invention provides new uses, compositions and methods of administration for specific binding agents to von Wiliebrand Factor (vWF) in patients with thromboembolic disorders and in particular new combined uses with thrombolytic agents such as tissue plasminogen activator in patients with thromboembolic disorders such as e.g. ischemic stroke. Furthermore, a new group of vWF binding agents and an improved Middle Cerebral Artery Thrombosis Model in guinea pigs to study the effects of stroke such as ischemia (oxygen and glucose depriviation) and hemorrhage (bleeding), in particular hemorrhage, are provided.12-20-2012
20090285830ANTIBODIES TO LYMPHOTOXIN-ALPHA - The invention provides various antibodies that bind to lymphotoxin-α, methods for making such antibodies, compositions and articles incorporating such antibodies, and their uses in treating, for example, an autoimmune disorder. The antibodies include murine, chimeric, and humanized antibodies.11-19-2009
20110236398Antibody Formulation - The present invention relates to novel pharmaceutical formulations, in particular novel pharmaceutical formulations in which the active ingredient comprises human antibodies to human interleukin 1 beta (IL-1β), in particular ACZ885 antibody, pharmaceutical formulations which are stable and aggregate-free upon storage and delivery.09-29-2011
20110236397LIMITED PROTEOLYSIS OF CD2AP AND PROGRESSION OF RENAL DISEASE - Compositions which specifically block cathepsin L function in podocytes, compositions which protect cytoskeletal adaptor protein (CD2AP) for degradation, compositions which modulate expression or function of cytoskeletal adaptor protein (CD2AP), protect against renal diseases or disorders. Methods of treatment in vivo involve use of one or more compositions.09-29-2011
20110236396METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR DIAGNOSING AND TREATING A COLORECTAL ADENOCARCINOMA - The present invention relates to in vitro methods and compositions for diagnosing and/or treating a colorectal adenocarcinoma associated with a chromosomal aberration on chromosome 20q and/or the predisposition for developing such an adenocarcinoma by determining the expression levels of a set of particular marker genes, wherein an elevated expression level of the marker genes in a test sample as compared to a control level is indicative of a colorectal adenocarcinoma.09-29-2011
20110236395TREATMENT OF FIBROTIC EYE DISORDERS USING AN MMP2 INHIBITOR - Inhibitors of matrix metalloproteinase 2 are used to treat or prevent a fibrotic disorder of the posterior capsule of the eye, for example posterior capsule opacification (PCO), or of a tissue or structure of the eye other than the lens or capsular bag.09-29-2011
20110236394METHODS FOR THE REGULATION OF THE PROSTAGLANDIN F SYNTHASE (PGFS) ACTIVITY OF AKR1B1 AND USES THEREOF - AKR1B1 (EC 1.1.1.21) is an aldose reductase that has mainly been associated with the polyol pathway, and more recently with lipid deperoxidation. We have discovered that the primary activity of this enzyme is rather a PGFS activity, catalyzing the transformation of PGH09-29-2011
20110262455TREATMENT OF PROLIFERATIVE DISORDERS WITH A DEATH RECEPTOR AGONIST - A method of treating a proliferative disorder, and a pharmaceutical composition for use in such a method, comprises administering to the patient a combination of an agonist of a death receptor and an antagonist of Egr-1. The death receptor agonist and the Egr-1 antagonist may be administered sequentially, separately or in combination10-27-2011
20110262454NOVEL ANTI-CD38 ANTIBODIES FOR THE TREATMENT OF CANCER - Antibodies, humanized antibodies, resurfaced antibodies, antibody fragments, derivatized antibodies, and conjugates of same with cytotoxic agents, which specifically bind to CD38, are capable of killing CD3810-27-2011
20120321641PHARMACEUTICAL 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 comprising a heavy chain variable region that comprises SEQ ID NOS: 39, 40, and 41 and a light chain variable region that comprises SEQ ID NOS: 43, 44, and 45 or a fragment thereof as an active ingredient and having immunological reactivity with a CAPRIN-1 protein.12-20-2012
20120321642Methods of Treating Gout using IL-1beta Antagonists - This invention relates to a novel use of IL-1β-ligand/IL-1 receptor disrupting compounds (herein referred to as “IL-1beta Compounds”); such as small molecular compounds disrupting IL-1β ligand-IL-1 receptor interaction, IL-1β antibodies or IL-1 receptor antibodies, e.g. IL-1β binding molecules described herein, e.g. antibodies disclosed herein, e.g. IL-1β binding compounds or IL-1 receptor binding compounds, and/or RNA compounds decreasing either IL-1β ligands or IL-1 receptor protein levels, in the treatment and/or prevention of auto-inflammatory syndromes, e.g. Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis or adult rheumatoid arthritis syndrome and to methods of treating and/or preventing auto-inflammatory syndromes, e.g. Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis or adult rheumatoid arthritis syndrome, in mammals, particularly humans.12-20-2012
20120321639METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR THE INHIBITION OF STAT5 IN PROSTATE CANCER CELLS - The present invention relates to compositions and methods for the treatment of prostate cancer. In certain embodiments, the invention relates to compositions and methods for the inhibition of prostate cancer cell growth, comprising inhibiting the activity of Stat5 in prostate cancer cells.12-20-2012
20120282269Anti-IL-23 Antibodies - The present invention relates to anti-IL-23p19 binding compounds, in particular new humanized anti-IL-23p19 antibodies and therapeutic and diagnostic methods and compositions for using the same.11-08-2012
20120282271METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR MODULATING HEPSIN ACTIVATION OF MACROPHAGE-STIMULATING PROTEIN - The invention provides methods and compositions for modulating hepsin activity and the MSP/Ron pathway, in particular by regulating pro-MSP activation by hepsin.11-08-2012
20120282272NOVEL TARGET IN THE TREATMENT OF CYTOKINE RELEASE SYNDROME - A novel therapeutic and diagnostic target in the treatment of Cytokine Release Syndrome is provided. More specifically, a novel target is disclosed in the treatment of CRS occurring with diseases such as bacterial and viral infection. as well as adverse reaction in drug therapy.11-08-2012
20120282270FORMULATION OF HUMAN ANTIBODIES FOR TREATING TNF-ALPHA ASSOCIATED DISORDERS - A liquid aqueous pharmaceutical formulation is described which has a high protein concentration, a pH of between about 4 and about 8, and enhanced stability.11-08-2012
20100215666IL-17 ANTAGONISTIC ANTIBODIES - An IL-17 binding molecule, in particular an antibody to human IL-17, more preferably a human antibody to human IL-17 is provided, wherein the hypervariable regions of the heavy and light chains have amino acid sequences as defined, for use in the treatment of an IL-17 mediated disease or disorder, e.g. rheumatoid arthritis.08-26-2010
20120100155PHARMACEUTICAL AGENT - Provided is a pharmaceutical agent for use in the treatment of inflammation, in a subject prone to and/or experiencing an excessive inflammatory response as a result of infection with an infectious agent and/or exposure to an allergen and/or exposure to an environmental trigger, which pharmaceutical agent comprises an agent for preventing, hindering, modulating or reducing: (a) the production, activity and/or effect of one or more cytokines; and/or (b) the functionality of one or more cells that are targets for the cytokines; and/or (c) a pathological effect caused by cells producing and/or activated by the cytokines.04-26-2012
20120100154ANTI-CCL25 AND ANTI-CCR9 ANTIBODIES FOR THE PREVENTION AND TREATMENT OF CANCER AND CANCER CELL MIGRATION - Methods for prevention or inhibition of the growth or metastasis of cancer cells in a subject are disclosed. One method comprises the step of administering to the subject a therapeutically effective amount of an antibody to the chemokine CCL25 and/or the chemokine receptor CCR9. Another method comprises the step of administering to the subject a therapeutically effective amount of an expression vector that expresses an antibody to the chemokine CCL25 and/or the chemokine receptor CCR9.04-26-2012
20100203061PREVENTION AND TREATMENT OF RETINAL ISCHEMIA AND EDEMA - The present invention relates to methods of treating retinopathy, retinal ischemia and/or retinal edema comprising administering an integrin or integrin subunit antagonist, leukocyte adhesion-inducing cytokine antagonist or growth factor antagonist, a selectin antagonist or adhesion molecule antagonist.08-12-2010
20100055111INDOLEAMINE 2,3-DIOXYGENASE, PD-1/PD-L PATHWAYS, AND CTLA4 PATHWAYS IN THE ACTIVATION OF REGULATORY T CELLS - The present invention includes methods of enhancing immune responses by administering an inhibitor of indoleamine-2,3-dioxygenase (IDO) along with one or more inhibitors of the PD-1/PD-L pathway and/or one or more inhibitors of the CTLA4 pathway.03-04-2010
20130011412ANTIBODIES TO LYMPHOTOXIN-ALPHA - The invention provides various antibodies that bind to lymphotoxin-α, methods for making such antibodies, compositions and articles incorporating such antibodies, and their uses in treating, for example, an autoimmune disorder. The antibodies include murine, chimeric, and humanized antibodies.01-10-2013
20100021473Bispecific Ligands With Binding Specificity to Cell Surface Targets and Methods of Use Therefor - Disclosed are ligands comprising a first polypeptide domain having a binding site with binding specificity for a first cell surface target and a second polypeptide domain having a binding site for a second cell surface target, wherein each target are different and on the same cell. In some embodiments, the ligands described further comprise a toxin. In other embodiments, the ligands further comprise half-life extending moieties. Also disclosed are methods of using these ligands. In particular, the use of these ligands for cancer therapy is described.01-28-2010
20110159011USES OF IL-22, IL-17, AND IL-1 FAMILY CYTOKINES IN AUTOIMMUNE DISEASES - Methods of detecting inflammatory disorders using IL- 1 isoforms are provided. Methods of treating an inflammatory disorder with an anti-IL-1 antibody are also provided. Methods of treating an inflammatory disorder with an anti-IL-1 antibody and at least one of an anti-IL-22 antibody, an anti-IL-17 antibody, or an anti-TNFα antibody are also provided.06-30-2011
20110159010Compositions and Methods for Decreasing Type III Deiodinase Activity to Modulate Adiposity and Blood Glucose Levels - The present invention features methods for decreasing fat mass, increasing energy expenditure, increasing resistance to obesity, and lowering blood glucose levels in a subject with an agent that inhibits the expression or activity of type III deiodinase. In this regard, agents of the invention are useful in treating diabetes and obesity.06-30-2011
20110159009ANTI-VEGF ANTIBODIES - The invention herein provides isolated antibodies that bind to VEGF. The invention further provides methods of making anti-VEGF antibodies, and polynucleotides encoding anti-VEGF antibodies.06-30-2011
20110159008Antibodies Binding To The Extracellular Domain Of The Receptor Tyrosine Kinase ALK - The present invention concerns an antibody specific for human ALK (Anaplastic Lymphoma Kinase), in particular a scFv, a nucleic acid sequence encoding it, its production and its use as a pharmaceutical or for diagnostic purposes. Said antibody is suitable for the local treatment of tumors, in particular glioblastoma.06-30-2011
20110159007STABLE AND SOLUBLE ANTIBODIES INHIBITING TNF ALPHA - The present invention relates to particularly stable and soluble scFv antibodies and Fab fragments specific for TNF, which comprise specific light chain and heavy chain sequences that are optimized for stability, solubility, in vitro and in vivo binding of TNF, and low immunogenicity. Said antibodies are designed for the diagnosis and/or treatment of TNF-mediated disorders. The nucleic acids, vectors and host cells for expression of the recombinant antibodies of the invention, methods for isolating them and the use of said antibodies in medicine are also disclosed.06-30-2011
20110159006USE OF ANTI-FACTOR XI ANTIBODIES FOR PREVENTION OF THROMBUS FORMATION - The present invention relates to binding molecules such as antibodies that specifically bind plasma coagulation factor XI and that inhibit factor XI activation and/or activity. The factor XI-binding molecules of the invention may used in methods for preventing or treating diseases, disorders and/or conditions that are mediated by factor XI activation and/or wherein inhibition of factor XI has a beneficial effect.06-30-2011
2011015900511-BETA-HYDROXYSTEROID DEHYDROGENASE TYPE 1 (11BETA-HSD1) INHIBITORS AND USES THEREOF - A method for treating a patient suffering from inflammation, chronic inflammation, pain, rheumatoid arthritis (RA), osteoarthritis and osteoporosis, comprising administering an effective amount of a selective inhibitor of the 11-β-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase Type 1 enzyme.06-30-2011
20110159003Ligands 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.06-30-2011
20130022616Interleukin-31 Monoclonal Antibody - An isolated antibody that specifically binds to at least one of canine Interleukin-31 (IL-31) or feline IL-31 is provided. Such antibodies can be in the form of diagnostic and/or veterinary compositions useful for treating a pruritic and/or allergic condition in dogs or cats.01-24-2013
20130022617COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR TREATING TUMORS, FIBROSIS, AND PULMONARY ALVEOLAR PROTEINOSIS - The present disclosure provides pharmaceutical compositions and methods useful for modulating angiogenesis and for inhibiting metastasis, tumors, pulmonary alveolar proteinosis, and fibrosis in a mammalian tissue. Pharmaceutical compositions and methods include inhibitors of LOXL2 expression and activity, such as shRNA targeting LOXL2.01-24-2013
20130022615Compositions and Methods for Antibodies Targeting Complement Protein C5 - The present invention relates to antibodies targeting complement protein C5 and compositions and methods of use thereof.01-24-2013
20080254039Prevention of Thrombus Formation and/or Stabilization - The present invention relates to the use of at least one antibody and/or one inhibitor for inhibiting factor XII and preventing the formation and/or the stabilization of three-dimensional thrombi. It also relates to a pharmaceutical formulation and the use of factor XII as an anti-thrombotic target.10-16-2008
20080241164BMP-3 antibodies and related methods - The present invention provides compositions and methods for promoting bone growth. The present invention also provides methods of screening compounds that modulate BMP-3A or BMP-3B activity. The compositions and methods provided herein are useful in modulating bone growth.10-02-2008
20080233130Ligand that has binding specificity for IL-4 and/or IL-13 - The invention provides a dual-specific ligand comprising a first immunoglobulin variable domain having a first binding specificity and a complementary or non-complementary immunoglobulin variable domain having a second binding specificity.09-25-2008
20080233129Ligand that has binding specificity for IL-4 and/or lL-13 - The invention provides a dual-specific ligand comprising a first immunoglobulin variable domain having a first binding specificity and a complementary or non-complementary immunoglobulin variable domain having a second binding specificity.09-25-2008
20080226654Uses of mammalian cytokine; related reagents - Provided are methods of treatment for bone disorders related to bone deposition and resorption dysfunction. These bone disorders may be the result of inflammation, cancers, etc. Provided are methods of using agonists or antagonists of a cytokine molecule.09-18-2008
20110262456METHOD OF TREATING ISCHEMIA REPERFUSION INJURY - A method of treating an ischemic reperfusion injury of a subject comprising administering to the subject a therapeutically effective amount of at least one of an adenosine receptor agonist or a protein kinase C activator and a therapeutically effective amount of a complement inhibitor.10-27-2011
20130171165PREPARATION OF SCFV ANTIBODY FRAGMENTS - The invention relates to methods of preparing antibody fragments. The invention further relates to antibody fragments prepared by these methods. The invention further relates to antibody variable regions comprised in antibody fragments producible by these methods.07-04-2013
20130171166BIOMARKERS - The invention relates to a method of diagnosing or monitoring major depressive disorder using MMP-3 as a biomarker.07-04-2013
20130129746ANTI-SERUM ALBUMIN BINDING VARIANTS - The invention relates to improved variants of the anti-serum albumin immunoglobulin single variable domain DOM7h-11, as well as ligands and drug conjugates comprising such variants, compositions, nucleic acids, vectors and hosts.05-23-2013
20130171164COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS OF MODULATING RECEPTOR PROTEIN TYROSINE PHOSPHATASES - Provided herein, inter alia, are compositions and methods of measuring levels of RPTP protein and RNA and treating subjects with certain diseases, such as autimmune diseases.07-04-2013
20130171168Human Anti-OPGL Neutralizing Antibodies as Selective OPGL Pathway Inhibitors - Monoclonal antibodies and hybridomas producing them that interact with osteoprotegerin ligand (OPGL) are provided. Methods of treating osteopenic disorders by administering a pharmaceutically effective amount of antibodies to OPGL are also provided. Methods of detecting the amount of OPGL in a sample using antibodies to OPGL are further provided.07-04-2013
20090104206Bone microenvironment modulated migraine treatments - Novel etiology and pathogenesis of premenstrual headache and premenstrual migraine are presented and novel treatment methods are provided. Present invention identifies how declining estrogen results in a transient elevation in extracellular calcium concentrations via osteoclast upregulation. The elevated extracellular calcium pathogenesis is then traced, from bone to brain, and includes depolarization of nerves, hyperactive neurotransmitter release, and hyperactive muscle contractility. Treatment methods are provided that target the earliest steps of the underlying etiology, in order to provide the most efficacious treatment possible. The treatment methods presented include use of compounds such as calcitonin and SERMs such as raloxifene.04-23-2009
20130202612COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR TREATING BONE CONDITIONS - A method of treating a degenerative bone condition of a subject includes administering to hematopoietic progenitor cells or osteoclast progenitor cells of the subject at least one agent that substantially reduces the interaction of at least one of C3a or C5a with the C3a receptor (C3aR) and/or C5a receptor (C5aR), a STAT3/IL-6 signaling pathway antagonist, and a combination thereof, the agent being administered to the hematopoietic progenitor cells or osteoclast progenitor cells at an amount effective to inhibit osteoclast differentiation of hematopoietic progenitor cells or osteoclast progenitor cells.08-08-2013
20130202614AUTOTAXIN PATHWAY MODULATION AND USES THEREOF - Disclosed are methods for preventing, treating, or reducing symptoms of a disorder involving the autotaxin (ATX) pathway. In one embodiment, the method features administering to a mammal a sufficient amount of an autotaxin (ATX) or lysophosphatidic acid (LPA) signaling inhibitor, to prevent, treat or reduce symptoms of an inflammatory disorder, autoimmune disorder, fibrosis or malignancy of the lung. Further disclosed are methods for diagnosing an autotaxin-related disorder as well as kits for performing the methods of the invention.08-08-2013
20120251551Substituted (Heteroarylmethyl)thiohydantoins - The invention relates to substituted (heteroarylmethyl) thiohydantoin compounds of general formula (I) as described and defined herein, and methods for their preparation, their use for the treatment and/or prophylaxis of disorders, and their use for the preparation of medicaments for the treatment and/or prophylaxis of disorders, in particular of prostate cancer.10-04-2012
20120251550Crystalline 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.10-04-2012
20130171167Methods of Using IL-1beta Compounds - This invention relates to methods employing IL-1β-ligand/IL-1 receptor disrupting compounds (herein referred to as “IL-1beta Compounds”); such as small molecular compounds disrupting IL-1β ligand-IL-1 receptor interaction, IL-1β antibodies or IL-1 receptor antibodies, e.g. IL-1β binding molecules as described herein, e.g. antibodies disclosed herein, e.g. IL-1β binding compounds or IL-1 receptor binding compounds, and/or RNA compounds decreasing either IL-1β ligands or IL-1 receptor protein levels, in the treatment and/or prevention of auto-inflammatory syndromes, e.g. Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis or adult rheumatoid arthritis syndrome and to methods of treating and/or preventing auto-inflammatory syndromes, e.g. Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis or adult rheumatoid arthritis syndrome, in mammals, particularly humans.07-04-2013
20130136751Methods, Compositions and Kits Relating to Chitnases and Chitnase-Like Molecules and Inflammation Disease - The present invention includes compositions and methods for the treatment of inflammatory disease (e.g., asthma, COPD, inflammatory bowel disease, atopic dermatitis, atopy, allergy, allergic rhinitis, scleroderma, and the like), relating to inhibiting a chitinase-like molecule. The invention further includes methods to identify new compounds for the treatment of inflammatory disease, including, but not limited to, asthma, COPD and the like. This is because the present invention demonstrates, for the first time, that expression of IL-13, and of a chitinase-like molecule, mediates and/or is associated with inflammatory disease and that inhibiting the chitinase-like molecule treats and even prevents, the disease. Thus, the invention relates to the novel discovery that inhibiting a chitinase-like molecule treats and prevents an inflammatory disease.05-30-2013
20130115224METHODS OF TREATING DISORDERS USING HUMAN ANTIBODIES THAT BIND HUMAN TNFalpha - Human antibodies, preferably recombinant human antibodies, that specifically bind to human tumor necrosis factor α (hTNFα) are disclosed. These antibodies have high affinity for hTNFα (e.g., K05-09-2013
20130115223ANTAGONISTS OF PCSK9 - Antagonists of human proprotein convertase subtilisin-kexin type 9 (“PCSK9”) are disclosed. The disclosed antagonists are effective in the inhibition of PCSK9 function and, accordingly, present desirable antagonists for the use in the treatment of conditions associated with PCSK9 activity. The present invention also discloses nucleic acid encoding said antagonists, vectors, host cells, and compositions comprising the antagonists. Methods of making PCSK9-specific antagonists as well as methods of using the antagonists for inhibiting or antagonizing PCSK9 function are also disclosed and form important additional aspects of the present disclosure.05-09-2013
20130115222METHODS OF LIMITING MICROVASCULAR DAMAGE FOLLOWING ACUTE MYOCARDIAL ISCHEMIA - This disclosure has identified a new ligand-receptor system, proNGF and p75NTR/SorCS2, which is found to be involved in the microvascular functions of the heart. This disclosure provides methods for limiting microvascular damage following acute myocardial ischemia based on administration of an antagonist of this newly identified system, thereby promoting myocardial recovery.05-09-2013
20130115221HIFa prolyl hydroxylation assay - Light-generating fusion proteins having a ligand binding site and a light-generating polypeptide moiety and their use as diagnostics, in drug screening and discovery, and as therapeutics, are disclosed. The light-generating fusion protein has a feature where the bioluminescence of the polypeptide moiety changes upon binding of a ligand at the ligand binding site. The ligand may be, for example, an enzyme present in an environment only under certain conditions, e.g., ubiquitin ligase in a hypoxic state, such that the light-generating fusion protein is “turned on” only under such conditions.05-09-2013
20130101603BMP-ALK3 ANTAGONISTS AND USES FOR PROMOTING BONE GROWTH - In certain aspects, the present invention provides compositions and methods for promoting bone growth and increasing bone density and strength. In certain embodiments, the present invention provides ALK3 polypeptides, including ALK3-Fc fusion proteins.04-25-2013
20130101602Humanized Antibodies Against Human Interferon-Alpha - The present invention provides humanized anti-human IFN-α monoclonal antibodies useful for therapeutic applications in humans. Preferred antibodies are humanized versions of murine antibodies ACO-1 and ACO-2, as well as variants thereof.04-25-2013
20130101601ANTIBODIES DIRECTED AGAINST NERVE GROWTH FACTOR (NGF) - The invention relates to an isolated immunoglobulin heavy chain polypeptide and an isolated immunoglobulin light chain polypeptide that binds to Nerve Growth Factor (NGF). The invention provides an NGF-binding agent that comprises the aforementioned immunoglobulin heavy chain polypeptide and immunoglobulin light chain polypeptide. The invention also provides vectors, compositions, and methods of using the NGF-binding agent to treat an NGF-mediated disease.04-25-2013
20130101599BCMA-BASED STRATIFICATION AND THERAPY FOR MULTIPLE MYELOMA PATIENTS - The present invention relates to methods for the stratification of a multiple myeloma (MM) patient comprising determining whether or not B-cells, preferably malignant B-cells of said patient express BCMA protein on their surface. Also, methods for selecting an antibody-based multiple myeloma (MM) therapy is based on whether or not BCMA is expressed on the cell surface of B-cells, preferably malignant B-cells of a patient. Furthermore, antibody-based therapies for patients who have BCMA positive malignant B-cells are provided.04-25-2013
20130122017Osteoprotegerin in Neuroprotection - Methods for treating neurodegeneration, e.g., sensorineural hearing loss, or a demyelinating disease, using bisphosphonates, ERK kinase inhibitors, and osteoprotegerin (OPG) proteins or nucleic acids.05-16-2013
20130177572PDGF RECEPTOR BETA BINDING POLYPEPTIDES - The present invention provides binding polypeptides (e.g., antibodies or fragments thereof) that specifically bind to a target antigen (e.g., a human antigen, e.g., human PDGFRβ) with high affinity. The invention also provides, libraries of binding polypeptides, pharmaceutical compositions, as well as nucleic acids encoding binding polypeptides, recombinant expression vectors and host cells for making such binding polypeptides. Methods of using binding polypeptide of the invention to diagnose and treat disease are also encompassed by the invention.07-11-2013
20130101600CXCL5 AS A MARKER OF HORMONE ESCAPE IN PROSTATE CANCER - The invention relates to the use of CXCL5 as a marker for assessing hormone escape in prostate cancer cells. The invention further provides diagnostic methods and kits for assessing hormone escape in prostate cancer cells, and CXCL5 antagonists for use in the treatment or prevention of prostate cancer and/or hormone escape in prostate cancer.04-25-2013
20110212104INFLAMMATORY BOWEL DISEASE BIOMARKERS AND RELATED METHODS OF TREATMENT - Biomarkers associated with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) are provided, as well as methods of using such biomarkers for diagnosing, assessing and monitoring disease progression. The biomarkers may be measured at the protein level or the gene expression level Biomarkers may be tracked individually or in groups of two or more. The disclosed biomarkers may find particular utility in monitoring a course of therapy, such as treatment with an IL-23 antagonist. Changes in biomarker levels can also be used to confirm target engagement and therapeutic efficacy. Changes in biomarkers can also be used inform modification of a therapeutic regimen, for example to increase or decrease dosing of a therapeutic agent, such as an anti-IL-23 or anti-IL-23R anti-body.09-01-2011
20110212103THIENOPYRIMIDINES CONTAINING A SUBSTITUTED ALKYL GROUP FOR PHARMACEUTICAL COMPOSITIONS - The present invention relates to novel thienopyrimidine compounds of general formula09-01-2011
20080292639Humanized Anti-Amyloid Antibody - Compositions for treating neurodegenerative or amyloidgenic disorders such as Alzheimer's disease (AD) are provided. More particularly, humanized anti-amyloid-beta antibodies, compositions containing such antibodies, corresponding nucleic acids, vectors and host cells, and methods of making such antibodies are provided.11-27-2008
20080199479Method of treating a muscle-related condition with modified IGF1 polypeptides - A targeting fusion protein comprising a component that comprises a (i) ligand or derivative or fragment thereof that binds a pre-selected target surface protein, such as a receptor, and (ii) an active agent or therapeutic agent(s), and further optionally (iii) a multimerizing component and/or (iv) a signal sequence. In a preferred embodiment, the targeting fusion polypeptide targets muscle and is useful to treat a muscle-related disease or condition, such as muscle atrophy.08-21-2008
20110243954PEPTIDES CAPABLE OF BINDING TO SERUM PROTEINS AND COMPOUNDS, CONSTRUCTS AND POLYPEPTIDES COMPRISING THE SAME - Provided are pharmaceutical compositions, preparations or formulations including a compounds or constructs that include at least one amino acid sequence that is directed against serum albumin and at least one therapeutic moiety. The pharmaceutical compositions, preparations or formulations are preparations or formulations that are suitable for and/or intended for, e.g., pulmonary administration. Methods for use of the pharmaceutical compositions, preparations or formulations also are provided.10-06-2011
20090010941Methods for treating HIV - The invention relates to methods of treating HIV by administering a TRAIL receptor activator. The invention also relates to methods for inducing apoptosis in an HIV reservoir cell by contacting the cell with TRAIL receptor activator such as an M-CSF effector kinase inhibitor.01-08-2009
20130149314p19Arf, HMGA2 and MDM2 For Use in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Aberrant Cell Growth - Provided are novel methods and compositions for the diagnosis, prognosis and treatment of leiomyomas, in particular uterine leiomyoma (UL). In addition, methods of identifying anti-tumor agents are described. Furthermore, novel methods and compositions are provided for the treatment of diseases characterized by an aberrant growth of mesenchymal stem cells and their descendants and for the treatment of obesity are disclosed.06-13-2013
20120276114IFN-GAMMA INHIBITORS IN THE TREATMENT OF MOTONEURON DISEASES - The present invention is directed to new compositions uses thereof and related methods for the treatment of a motoneuron disease or disorder. In particular, the invention relates to the new use of IFNγ antagonists or viral vectors, uses, compositions thereof and related methods for the treatment of motoneuron disease or disorder such as ALS.11-01-2012
20120276113METHODS OF TREATING AND PREVENTING COLITIS INVOLVING IL-13 AND NK-T CELLS - Method of treating or preventing the inflammatory response of colitis in a subject comprising administering to the subject an effective amount of a substance that modulates IL-13 activity (FIG. 11-01-2012
20120276112ANTI-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.11-01-2012
20120276111METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR TREATING CONDITIONS ASSOCIATED WITH ANGIOGENESIS USING A VASCULAR ADHESION PROTEIN-1 (VAP-1) INHIBITOR - The invention relates generally to methods and compositions for treating conditions associated with angiogenesis, and, more specifically, the invention relates to methods and compositions for treating conditions associated with angiogenesis using vascular adhesion protein-1 (VAP-1) inhibitors. The invention also relates to methods and compositions for treating conditions associated with lymphangiogenesis using VAP-1 inhibitors.11-01-2012
20090098141IL-1 gene cluster, insulin resistance and coronary artery disease associated polymorphisms and haplotypes and methods of using same - The invention provides methods and compositions relating to identification and use of genetic information from the IL-1 gene cluster—including the structure and organization of novel IL-1-like genes found within the IL-1 locus as well as polymorphisms and associated haplotypes within these genes. The invention thereby expands the repertoire of useful genetic information available from the IL-1 locus—which contains the previously-identified IL-1α, IL-1β and IL-1RN genes, for predicting IL-1 associated phenotypes (e.g. increased or decreased risks of insulin resistance associated pathologies) and for treating IL-1 haplotype associated insulin resistance associated pathologies.04-16-2009
20100316652VASCULAR 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.12-16-2010
20100316651CARDIOVASCULAR RELATED USES OF IL-1BETA ANTIBODIES AND BINDING FRAGMENTS THEREOF - Disclosed are methods for the reduction, prevention or treatment of cardiovascular events and/or cardiovascular diseases, including acute cardiovascular disease or chronic cardiovascular disease using anti-IL-1β binding molecules (e.g., IL-1β binding antibodies and fragments thereof). The present disclosure also relates to methods for prevention or treatment of cardiovascular events and/or cardiovascular diseases, including by reducing a cardiovascular event or disease.12-16-2010
20130156789ANTIBODIES AGAINST HUMAN ANGIOPOIETIN 2 - The present invention relates to a method of treating a disease or disorder in a patient comprising administering, to a patient in need of such treatment, an antibody which binds specifically to human angiopoietin-2 (ANG-2), wherein said antibody comprises: 06-20-2013
20130156790COMPOUNDS AND USES THEREOF TO INDUCE AN IMMUNOGENIC CANCER CELL DEATH IN A SUBJECT - The present invention relates to the fields of genetics, immunology and medicine. The present invention more specifically relates to in vitro or ex vivo methods for determining the susceptibility to a cancer treatment of a subject having a tumour. These methods comprise a step of determining the ability of the treatment, of the subject and/or of the tumour to induce an anticancer immune response, the inability of at least one of the treatment, the subject and the tumor to induce an anticancer immune response being indicative of a resistance of the subject to the therapeutic treatment of cancer. Inventors in particular identify genes specific of a human subject or of cancerous cells which can be used to predict or assess the sensitivity of a subject to a treatment of cancer. The invention also relates to particular compounds capable of activating or enhancing the immune system of a particular subject, when the subject is exposed to a therapeutic treatment of cancer or before such an exposition. It further relates to uses of such compounds, in particular to prepare a pharmaceutical composition to allow or improve the efficiency of a therapy of cancer in a subject in need thereof. The present invention in addition provides kits, methods for selecting a compound of interest, as well as pharmaceutical compositions and uses thereof.06-20-2013
20130183318METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR THE INHIBITION OF STAT5 IN PROSTATE CANCER CELLS - The present invention relates to compositions and methods for the treatment of prostate cancer. In certain embodiments, the invention relates to compositions and methods for the inhibition of prostate cancer cell growth, comprising inhibiting the activity of Stat5 in prostate cancer cells.07-18-2013
20110287024VASCULAR 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.11-24-2011
20110287023High Affinity Antibodies Against HMGB1 and Methods of Use Thereof - Compositions and methods are disclosed for inhibiting the release of a proinflammatory cytokine from a vertebrate cell, and for inhibiting an inflammatory cytokine cascade in a patient. The compositions comprise, for example, high affinity antibodies that specifically bind HMG1 and antigenic fragments thereof. The high affinity antibodies of the present invention and pharmaceutical compositions comprising the same are useful for many purposes, for example, as therapeutics against a wide range of inflammatory diseases and disorders such as sepsis, rheumatoid arthritis, peritonitis, Crohn's disease, reperfusion injury, septicemia, endotoxic shock, cystic fibrosis, endocarditis, psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis, arthritis, anaphylactic shock, organ ischemia, reperfusion injury, and allograft rejection. In addition, the high affinity antibodies of the present inventions are useful as diagnostic antibodies.11-24-2011
20090317403Use of CSF-1 Inhibitors - Disclosed is the use of inhibitors of CSF-1 activity for preparing a medicament for the treatment of tumor diseases.12-24-2009
20130189277Stabilized Formulations Containing Anti-PCSK9 Antibodies - The present invention provides pharmaceutical formulations comprising a human antibody that specifically binds to human proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin type 9 (PCSK9). The formulations may contain, in addition to an anti-PCSK9 antibody, at least one amino acid, at least one sugar, or at least one non-ionic surfactant. The pharmaceutical formulations of the present invention exhibit a substantial degree of antibody stability after storage for several months.07-25-2013
20130189278ANTAGONISTS OF PCSK9 - Antagonists of human proprotein convertase subtilisin-kexin type 9 (“PCSK9”) are disclosed. The disclosed antagonists are effective in the inhibition of PCSK9 function and, accordingly, present desirable antagonists for the use in the treatment of conditions associated with PCSK9 activity. The present invention also discloses nucleic acid encoding said antagonists, vectors, host cells, and compositions comprising the antagonists. Methods of making PCSK9-specific antagonists as well as methods of using the antagonists for inhibiting or antagonizing PCSK9 function are also disclosed and form important additional aspects of the present disclosure.07-25-2013
20120020985ANTIBODIES AGAINST IL-17BR - The invention provides the antibody D9.2 and antibody molecules based on D9.2 which bind interleukin-17 receptor B. These may be useful in therapy, e.g. the treatment of asthma, ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease.01-26-2012
20120020984Genetic Markers for Predicting Responsiveness to Combination Therapy - The invention provides compositions and methods for determining the likelihood of successful treatment with an effective amount of an anti-VEGF antibody or equivalent thereof, in combination with anti-EGFR antibody or equivalent thereof, and, in some aspects in combination with a topoisomerase inhibitor. The methods comprise determining the identity of a gene of interest in a patient sample and correlating the patient's genotype with the predictive response. Patients identified as responsive are then treated with the appropriate therapy.01-26-2012
20120020983EMP2 ANTIBODIES AND THEIR THERAPEUTIC USES - The present invention provides methods and compositions useful in the treatment or prevention of 01-26-2012
20120027775ABSORBABLE PEG-BASED HYDROGELS - An absorbable PEG-based hydrogel prepared from a multi-arm-PEG-vinylsulfone having about 3 to about 8 arms and a multi-arm-PEG-R-sulfhydryl having about 3 to about 8 arms; where R is defined as an ester linkage, such as carboxylate ester, lactate ester, and isobutyrate ester have been disclosed. Additionally, sustained release compositions that are prepared from an absorbable PEG-based hydrogel and a protein have been disclosed which provide sustained release of proteins and peptides.02-02-2012
20120027774METALLOPROTEINASE 9 BINDING PROTEINS - Proteins that bind to matrix metalloproteinase 9 and methods of using such proteins are described.02-02-2012
20120027773ANTI-RON ANTIBODIES - Monoclonal antibodies that bind and inhibit activation of human RON (Recepteur d' Origine Nantais) are disclosed. The antibodies can be used to treat certain forms of cancer that are associated with activation of RON.02-02-2012
20120027772THERAPEUTIC PROTEIN FORMULATIONS - The present invention generally concerns formulations having a pH that inhibits aspartyl isomerization at an Asp-Asp motif in a therapeutic protein contained in such a formulation.02-02-2012
20120027771AFFINITY PURIFIED HUMAN POLYCLONAL ANTIBODIES AGAINST VIRAL, BACTERIAL AND/OR FUNGAL INFECTIONS AND METHODS OF MAKING AND USING THE SAME - The present invention discloses compositions and methods for treating, preventing and/or monitoring viral, bacterial, eukaryotic protist and/or fungal infections. In some embodiments, these compositions and methods involve human polyclonal antibodies affinity purified from human blood using certain viral, bacterial, eukaryotic protist and/or fungal antigens as described herein. Methods of making the antigenic preparations and the affinity-purified human polyclonal antibodies for passive immunization are also provided.02-02-2012
20130195881POTENT, STABLE AND NON-IMMUNOSUPPRESSIVE ANTI-CD4 ANTIBODIES - Novel antibodies and their fragments are disclosed that specifically bind to CD4. Anti-CD4 antibodies are disclosed having amino acid substitutions in the hinge region that prevent intrachain disulfide bond formation resulting in antibody molecules with surprisingly improved bivalent stability. Increased stability facilitates manufacturing and provides increased in vivo stability. Antibodies are also disclosed that have amino acid substitutions that reduce binding to Fc receptor and ADCC activity that also result in a surprising effect on CD4 internalization. In addition, genes for such antibodies are disclosed that have been modified such that they have increased expression over their unmodified counterparts.08-01-2013
20130195882MCPIP PROTECTION AGAINST OSTEOCLAST PRODUCTION - Disclosed herein are methods of treating a patient at risk of developing an inflammatory joint disease. In exemplary embodiments, the method involves inhibiting MCPIP levels in a patient in need, wherein said patient in need is exhibiting pre-arthritic or pre-osteoporotic symptoms.08-01-2013
20130195884NOVEL MODULATORS OF TRAIL SIGNALLING - The present invention relates to an agent for use as a modulator of apoptosis-factor-associated cell death, apoptosis, cell survival, migration and/or proliferation, a method of diagnosing or monitoring apoptosis-factor-associated conditions or disorders as well as a method of identifying a modulator of apoptosis-factor-associated cell death, apoptosis, cell survival, migration and/or proliferation. Preferably, the invention relates to TRAIL-induced cell death and/or TRAIL-induced apoptosis. Preferably the agents are used to stimulate and/or enable TRAIL-induced cell death or to inhibit TRAIL-induced cell death. The preferable use of the diagnostic tools is to diagnose sensitivity or resistance to TRAIL-induced cell death or induction of sensitivity or resistance to TRAIL-induced cell death by an agent.08-01-2013
20130195886Methods for Fructanase and Fructokinase Inhibition - Provided are methods and compositions method for inhibiting fructokinase activity within the gastrointestinal tract cell of a subject. The compositions and methods treat or prevent conditions associated with increased permeability and oxidative stress in the gastrointestinal tract of a subject.08-01-2013
20130195888ULTRAFILTRATION AND DIAFILTRATION FORMULATION METHODS FOR PROTEIN PROCESSING - Disclosed herein are methods of purifying proteins using ultrafiltration and diafiltration processes.08-01-2013
20130195889TRABECULECTOMY OUTCOME - The current invention relates to the improvement of trabeculectomy surgery. The improvement more specifically resides in an extended lifetime of the sclera-corneal drainage channel created by trabeculectomy surgery. The improvement is obtained by post-surgical administration of an anti-PlGF antibody or fragment thereof.08-01-2013
20130195891Micro-RNA family that Modulates Fibrosis and Uses Thereof - The present invention relates to the identification of a microRNA family, designated miR-29a-c, that is a key regulator of fibrosis in cardiac tissue. The inventors show that members of the miR-29 family are down-regulated in the heart tissue in response to stress, and are up-regulated in heart tissue of mice that are resistant to both stress and fibrosis. Also provided are methods of modulating expression and activity of the miR-29 family of miRNAs as a treatment for fibrotic disease, including cardiac hypertrophy, skeletal muscle fibrosis other fibrosis related diseases and collagen loss-related disease.08-01-2013
20130195890TREATMENT OF MS WITH GOAT SERUM - A serum composition from a goat immunised with HIV contains anti-HLA antibody and is suited for palliative improvement of the condition of an animal.08-01-2013
20130195885Compositions with Hematopoietic and Immune Activity - The present invention provides methods of using Bv8 and EG-VEGF polypeptides and nucleic acids to promote hematopoiesis. Also provided herein are methods of screening for modulators of Bv8 and EG-VEGF activity. Furthermore, methods of treatment using Bv8 and EG-VEGF polypeptides or Bv8 and EG-VEGF antagonists are provided.08-01-2013
20130195887PHARMACOLOGICAL VITREOLYSIS - A method of treating or preventing a disorder, or a complication of a disorder, of an eye of a subject comprising contacting a vitreous and/or aqueous humor with a composition comprising a truncated form of plasmin comprising a catalytic domain of plasmin (TPCD). TPCDs include, but are not limited to, miniplasmin, microplasmin and derivatives and variants thereof. The methods of the invention can be used to reduce the viscosity of the vitreous, liquefy the vitreous, induce posterior vitreous detachment, reduce hemorrhagic blood from the eye, clear or reduce materials toxic to the eye, clear or reduce intraocular foreign substances from the eye, increase diffusion of a composition administered to an eye, reduce extraretinal neovascularization and any combinations thereof. The method can be used in the absence of, or as an adjunct to, vitrectomy.08-01-2013
20130195883USE OF VAP-1 INHIBITORS FOR TREATING FIBROTIC CONDITIONS - The present invention relates to inhibitors of VAP-1 and their use as medicaments in treating fibrotic conditions. Furthermore, the present invention relates to a method of diagnosing a fibrotic condition on the basis of elevated level of soluble VAP-1 or SSAO activity in a bodily fluid, and to a kit for use in said diagnostic method.08-01-2013
20120034237Antibodies directed to angiopoietin-1 and angiopoietin-2 and uses thereof - Disclosed are specific binding agents, such as fully human antibodies, that bind to angiopoietin 1 and/or 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.02-09-2012
20120034235Marker for Liver-Cancer Diagnosis and Recurrence and Survival Prediction, a Kit Comprising the Same, and Prognosis Prediction in Liver-Cancer Patients Using the Marker - A composition for detecting a marker for the diagnosis or prognosis of liver cancer is disclosed. The composition includes an agent capable of assessing the expression level of UQCRH (ubiquinol-cytochrome c reductase hinge protein). In addition, a kit having the composition, a microarray for the diagnosis of liver cancer using the marker, and a method for detecting the marker, and predicting recurrence following surgery in liver cancer patients are disclosed. The marker is able to contribute to the early diagnosis of liver cancer and prediction of recurrence following surgery and survival of liver cancer patients who have undergone hepatic resection, and also is significant for being a promising therapeutic target for liver cancer.02-09-2012
20090252744Methods for Treating Bone Cancer Pain by Administering A Nerve Growth Factor Antagonist antibody - The invention features methods and compositions for preventing or treating bone cancer pain including cancer pain associated with bone metastasis by administering an antagonist of nerve growth factor (NGF). The NGF antagonist may be an anti-NGF (such as anti-hNGF) antibody that is capable of binding hNGF.10-08-2009
20120045449COMPOSITIONS, METHODS AND USES OF ALPHA 1-ANTITRYPSIN FOR EARLY INTERVENTION IN BONE MARROW TRANSPLANTATION AND TREATMENT OF GRAFT VERSUS HOST DISEASE - Embodiments of the present invention relate to compositions and methods for treatment of subjects in need of or having a bone marrow transplant. Certain embodiments describe compositions and methods for treatment of conditions associated with bone marrow transplantations in a subject, for example, Graft versus Host Disease (GvHD) or bone marrow transplantation rejection. Some embodiments concern early or immediate bone marrow transplantation rejection. Certain embodiments relate to compositions and uses of alpha1-antitrypsin (α1-antitrypsin, AAT) and carboxyterminal peptide derivatives thereof and/or compositions and uses of serine protease inhibitors, immunomodulators or anti-inflammatory agent activity similar to that of AAT.02-23-2012
20130202613PHARMACOLOGICAL VITREOLYSIS - A method of treating or preventing a disorder, or a complication of a disorder, of an eye of a subject comprising contacting a vitreous and/or aqueous humor with a composition comprising a truncated form of plasmin comprising a catalytic domain of plasmin (TPCD). TPCDs include, but are not limited to, miniplasmin, microplasmin and derivatives and variants thereof. The methods of the invention can be used to reduce the viscosity of the vitreous, liquefy the vitreous, induce posterior vitreous detachment, reduce hemorrhagic blood from the eye, clear or reduce materials toxic to the eye, clear or reduce intraocular foreign substances from the eye, increase diffusion of a composition administered to an eye, reduce extraretinal neovascularization and any combinations thereof. The method can be used in the absence of, or as an adjunct to, vitrectomy.08-08-2013
20130202615ANTI-VEGF ANTIBODIES AND USES THEREOF - Provided are monoclonal antibodies and antigen binding fragments thereof that specifically bind vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF). The anti-VEGF monoclonal antibodies block VEGF binding to its receptors (e.g., VEGFR1 and/or VEGFR2) and prevent phosphorylation of VEGFR2 by VEGF. Also provided are methods of using the monoclonal anti-VEGF antibodies for treatment of disease, including cancer.08-08-2013
20130202616COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR IMMUNIZATION AGAINST BACTERIA EXPRESSING A CARBAPENEMASE - The present invention provides vaccine and pharmaceutical compositions for treating or preventing bacterial inventions. The vaccine compositions of the invention include a carbapenemase such as a serine carbapenemase, a metallo-β-lactamase or an immunogenic fragment thereof. The pharmaceutical compositions include an anti-carbapenemase antibody or fragment thereof. Also provided are methods for treating and preventing a bacterial infection using the vaccine and pharmaceutical compositions of the invention. The invention further provides antibody conjugates that include an antibody or fragment thereof conjugated to a siderophore or an analog thereof.08-08-2013
20120301478Pharmaceutical for Preventing or Treating Disorders Accompanied by Ocular Angiogenesis and/or Elevated Ocular Vascular Permeability - A pharmaceutical for preventing or treating a disorder accompanied by ocular angiogenesis and/or increased ocular vascular permeability, constituted by a combination of an anti-VEGF agent, and a hydantoin derivative represented by a general formula (I): (in the formula, X represents a halogen atom or a hydrogen atom, and R11-29-2012
20120076796AMINO ACID SEQUENCES DIRECTED AGAINST THE ANGIOPOIETIN/TIE SYSTEM AND POLYPEPTIDES COMPRISING THE SAME FOR THE TREATMENT OF DISEASES AND DISORDERS RELATED TO ANGIOGENESIS - The present invention relates to amino acid sequences that are directed against proteins from the group of the Angiopoietin/Tie family such as Tie1, Tie2, Ang1, Ang2, Ang3, Ang4, Angptl1, Angptl12, Angptl13, Angptl14, Angptl15, Angptl16, as well as to compounds or constructs, and in particular proteins and polypeptides, that comprise or essentially consist of one or more of such amino acid sequences.03-29-2012
20120082680ANTAGONISTS OF PCSK9 - Antagonists of human proprotein convertase subtilisin-kexin type 9 (“PCSK9”) are disclosed. The disclosed antagonists are effective in the inhibition of PCSK9 function and, accordingly, present desirable antagonists for the use in the treatment of conditions associated with PCSK9 activity. The present invention also discloses nucleic acid encoding said antagonists, vectors, host cells, and compositions comprising the antagonists. Methods of making PCSK9-specific antagonists as well as methods of using the antagonists for inhibiting or antagonizing PCSK9 function are also disclosed and form important additional aspects of the present disclosure.04-05-2012
20120082679ANTAGONISTS OF PCSK9 - Antagonists of human proprotein convertase subtilisin-kexin type 9 (“PCSK9”) are disclosed. The disclosed antagonists are effective in the inhibition of PCSK9 function and, accordingly, present desirable antagonists for the use in the treatment of conditions associated with PCSK9 activity. The present invention also discloses nucleic acid encoding said antagonists, vectors, host cells, and compositions comprising the antagonists. Methods of making PCSK9-specific antagonists as well as methods of using the antagonists for inhibiting or antagonizing PCSK9 function are also disclosed and form important additional aspects of the present disclosure.04-05-2012
20120087928THERAPEUTICS FOR AGE-RELATED MACULAR DEGENERATION - The invention provides compositions and methods of predicting a subject's risk of developing age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and methods of treating, delaying, or preventing the development and progression of AMD.04-12-2012
20120093833Human Oncostatin M Antibodies and Methods of Use - Antibodies and compositions capable of neutralizing oncostatin M biological functions are useful in treating diseases and disorders associated with oncostatin M, such as osteoarthritis and idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.04-19-2012
20120093832PROMOTION OF NEURONAL INTEGRATION IN NEURAL STEM CELL GRAFTS - The invention relates to the treatment of diseases or disorders of the nervous system. In particular, the invention relates to the treatment of diseases or disorders of the nervous system by stem cell therapy, in particular therapy with neural precursor cells. In preferred aspects of the invention, inhibitors of chemoattraction are administered prior to, concomitantly with, or subsequently to the administration of neural precursor cells.04-19-2012
20120093831METHODS AND MATERIALS FOR MODULATING RESISTANCE TO APOPTOSIS - This document provides methods and materials involved in modulating a cell's ability to be resistant to apoptosis. For example, methods and materials for exposing cells to KLK6 polypeptides, or increased KLK6 polypeptide activity, to promote resistance to apoptosis are provided. In addition, methods and materials for reducing the ability of KLK6 polypeptides to promote resistance to apoptosis are provided.04-19-2012
20120093830SINGLE DOMAIN ANTIBODIES THAT BIND IL-13 - Disclosed are ligands that have binding specificity 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.04-19-2012
20130209484SELECTIVE AMPD2 INHIBITORS AND METHODS FOR USING THE SAME - The present invention provides compounds and compositions that modulate adenosine monophosphate deaminase (AMPD) and methods for using the same to treat a clinical condition associated with the metabolic syndrome or a disease associated with the metabolic syndrome. In particular, the present invention provides a compound and a composition comprising a selective AMPD2 inhibitor and methods for using the same, for example, to treat a clinical condition associated with metabolic syndrome as well as diseases manifested by the metabolic syndrome.08-15-2013
20130209485THERAPEUTIC AGENT OF NON-ALLERGIC AIRWAY INFLAMMATION AND/OR NON-ALLERGIC HYPERRESPONSIVE AIRWAY - The invention provides a therapeutic agent for non-allergic airway inflammation and/or non-allergic airway hyperreactivity, containing a substance capable of inhibiting or eliminating the Th17 cell-like function of an IL-17RB positive NKT cells as an active ingredient; a prophylactic or therapeutic method for non-allergic airway inflammation and/or non-allergic airway hyperreactivity, using the substance, and a method of screening for a therapeutic agent for non-allergic airway inflammation and/or non-allergic airway hyperreactivity, containing a step of measuring a Th17 cell-like function of IL-17RB positive NKT cells.08-15-2013
20130209486GENETIC POLYMORPHISMS ASSOCIATED WITH PSORIASIS, METHODS OF DETECTION AND USES THEREOF - The present invention is based on the discovery of genetic polymorphisms that are associated with psoriasis and related pathologies. In particular, the present invention relates to nucleic acid molecules containing the polymorphisms, including groups of nucleic acid molecules that may be used as a signature marker set, such as a haplotype, a diplotype, variant proteins encoded by such nucleic acid molecules, reagents for detecting the polymorphic nucleic acid molecules and proteins, and methods of using the nucleic acid and proteins as well as methods of using reagents for their detection.08-15-2013
20130209490Diagnostic BioMarkers for Fibrotic Disorders - The present invention provides novel methods of inhibiting fibrosis, as well as methods of treating or inhibiting fibrotic disorders, using BMP9 and/or BMP10 antagonists. The present invention also provides methods of assessing whether a subject has or is at risk of developing a fibrotic disorder by detecting levels of BMP9 and/or BMP10. Further provided are methods of assessing the efficacy of a treatment regimen for treating a fibrotic disorder by detecting and comparing pre-treatment levels of BMP9 and BMP10 with post-treatment levels of BMP9 and BMP10.08-15-2013
20130209491METHODS OF GENERATING ANTIBODIES TO METALLOENZYMES - A method of generating an antibody which inhibits a metalloenzyme is disclosed. The method comprises immunizing a subject with: 08-15-2013
20130209488METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR MALIC ENZYME 2 (ME2) AS A TARGET FOR CANCER THERAPY - The present invention relates to methods, compositions, and diagnostic tests for treating and diagnosing cancer and other related diseases that result in dysregulation of malic enzyme 2. In particular, the methods and compositions include combination therapy, such as with a combination of two or more ME2 inhibitors or a combination of an ME2 inhibitor and an anticancer agent.08-15-2013
20130209489Antibodies That Bind Myostatin, Compositions And Methods - There are disclosed selective myostatin antagonists (including antibodies), nucleic acids encoding them, and methods of making and using them. Neutralizing antibodies recognizing the conformational epitope near position 21 to 31 and position 50 to 60.08-15-2013