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20100119524ADJUVANTED VACCINE - This invention relates to an immunogenic composition comprising an Orthopoxvirus antigen and an adjuvant, the adjuvant comprises a CPG-motif-containing oligonucleotide, and the therapeutic uses thereof.05-13-2010
20100086555NEUTRALIZING ANTI-INFLUENZA A VIRUS ANTIBODIES AND USES THEREOF - The invention relates to antibodies and antigen binding fragments thereof, that bind to hemagglutinin and neutralize infection of at least two different group 1 subtypes or at least two different group 2 subtypes of influenza A virus. The invention also relates to nucleic acids that encode, immortalized B cells and cultured single plasma cells that produce, and to epitopes that bind to, such antibodies and antibody fragments. In addition, the invention relates to the use of the antibodies, antibody fragments, and epitopes in screening methods as well as in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of influenza A virus infection.04-08-2010
20110195075USE OF A PNEUMOCOCCAL P4 PEPTIDE FOR ENHANCING OPSONOPHAGOCYTOSIS IN RESPONSE TO A PATHOGEN - Methods for enhancing opsonophagocytosis of a pathogen of interest are disclosed. The disclosed methods include administering to a subject an isolated P4 peptide, which including the amino acid sequence set forth as SEQ ID NO: 1 and optionally an isolated opsonic antibody or a fragment thereof that specifically binds to an antigen present of the surface of the pathogen of interest. In some examples isolated complement protein or a fragment thereof (for example, a C3a, C3b, iC3b, C3d, C4b, or C5a fragment of a complement protein) is also administering. Compositions contain isolated P4 peptide and one or more isolated opsonic antibodies or a fragment thereof that specifically binds to an antigen present of the surface of a pathogen of interest are also disclosed. In some examples, the compositions also isolated complement protein or fragment thereof, such as one or more of C3a, C3b, iC3b, C3d, C4b, or C5a.08-11-2011
20100150941HEMAGGLUTININ ANTIBODY AND USES THEREOF - Passive antibody therapy as a tool for both prophylaxis against—and treatment of—highly pathogenic H5N1 influenza virus, providing immediate immunity is described. It is provided by an antibody specific to hemagglutinin capable of neutralizing influenza viruses and methods of making and using the same, the methods and compounds described herein may be used in diagnostic, prophylactic and therapeutic methods.06-17-2010
20100074906Antibodies Specific for Varicella Zoster Virus - The present invention provides novel antibody sequences that bind Varicella Zoster Virus (VZV) and neutralize VZV infection. The novel sequences can be used for the medical management of VZV infection, in particular for detecting the virus or for preparing pharmaceutical compositions to be used in the prophylactic or therapeutic treatment of VZV infection.03-25-2010
20130078261ENVELOPED VIRUS VACCINE AND METHOD FOR PRODUCTION - The present invention provides methods of production of a purified enveloped virus antigen. In particular, it provides purified Ross River Virus (RRV) antigens, and vaccines comprising purified, inactivated Ross River Virus (RRV) antigen.03-28-2013
20130039927ANTIGENIC MIMICS OF DISCONTINUOUS EPITOPES OF PATHOGEN RECOGNIZED BY BROADLY NEUTRALIZING ANTIBODIES - The present invention relates to an anti-idiotypic polypeptide scaffold that includes two or more peptide sequences that mimic a discontinuous epitope of a pathogen that is recognized by or induces formation of a broadly neutralizing antibody. Using a fibronectin FNfn10 scaffold bearing two or more modified discontinuous loops, scaffolds that recognize broadly neutralizing antibodies in vitro and from patient serum have been identified. These scaffolds should induce an immune response or mobilize germline specificities to initiate their affinity maturation.02-14-2013
20130039926HUMAN ANTIBODIES AGAINST RABIES AND USES THEREOF - Human monoclonal antibodies that specifically bind to rabies virus, antigen binding portions thereof, and methods of making and using such antibodies and antigen binding portions thereof for treating rabies virus in a subject, are provided herein.02-14-2013
20100040635NEUTRALIZING ANTIBODIES TO INFLUENZA VIRUSES - The present invention concerns methods and means for identifying, producing, and engineering neutralizing molecules against influenza A viruses, and to the neutralizing molecules produced. In particular, the invention concerns neutralizing molecules against various influenza A virus subtypes, including neutralizing antibodies against H5 and/or H3 and/or H1, such as, for example all of H1, H3, and H5 subtypes, and methods and means for making such molecules.02-18-2010
20100143376Antibodies Specific for Rubella Virus - The present invention provides novel antibody sequences that bind and neutralize Rubella Virus (RuV). The novel sequences can be used for the medical management of RuV infection, in particular for detecting the virus or for preparing pharmaceutical compositions. The RuV-specific antigens recognized by such antibody sequences can be identified using novel phage libraries that display peptides.06-10-2010
20120164155CHIMERIC MOLECULES - The invention relates to chimeric proteins comprising an antigen and a trimer forming portion or a trimer and virus-like particle forming portion of foamy virus envelope protein (FV TM). The trimer or trimer and virus-like particle forming portion comprises i) full length foamy virus transmembrane protein; ii) foamy virus transmembrane protein absent a functional cytoplasmic domain; iii) foamy virus transmembrane protein absent a functional cytoplasmic domain and transmembrane domain; iv) foamy virus ectodomain comprising N-terminal heptad repeat region and cysteine rich region between N-terminal heptad repeat region and C-terminal α-helical region; v) N-terminal heptad repeat region; vi) a functional variant of any one of i) to v); or vii) any one of i) to vi) lacking an FV fusion peptide domain. In particular, the antigen is an antigen of a virus envelope protein, such as HIV gp 120. Soluble and membrane bound forms of trimeric and higher oligomeric forms of the chimeric proteins are provided as well as nucleic acid molecules encoding and expressing same, viral-like particles comprising same, compositions including pharmaceutical compositions, host cells and kits. Methods are described for producing immune responses including antibodies determined by the chimeric protein or VLP, as well as methods of screening using the chimeric protein, VLP and/or antibodies.06-28-2012
20130028913ANTIBODY THAT BINDS TO H-1 PARVOVIRUS - Described is an antibody or an antigen binding fragment thereof specifically binding to a full or empty H-1 parvovirus capsid. Such an antibody is useful for various diagnostic and therapeutic methods, e.g., for the detection/therapy of an H-1 parvovirus infection during pregnancy since parvovirus affects about 1 in 400 pregnancies and may cause fetal loss or fetal hydrops.01-31-2013
20130058952ANTI-HSV ANTIBODY - The invention relates to an anti-HSV antibody as defined in the claims, a pharmaceutical composition comprising of an effective amount of the said antibody, an expression vector comprising of a nucleotide sequence which encodes the said antibody, a host cell comprising of the said nucleotide sequence, a hybridoma cell capable of producing the said antibody and the use of the said antibody as a drug, in particular to use for the manufacture of a drug for the prophylactical or therapeutical treatment of HSV-associated diseases in a subject; as defined in the claims.03-07-2013
20120237527Polynucleotide Fragments of an Infectious Human Endogenous Retrovirus - Nucleotide sequences and fragments which code for a human endogenous retrovirus which is infectious. “Fragments” according to the present invention relate also to specific fragments of the sequences inserted into the vector pCR4-Topo and deposited as MERV-env, MERV-gag, MERV-prt and MERV-pol as mentioned above. Additionally, methods of using such sequences, polypeptides encoded by such sequences, antibodies directs against such sequences, and methods and compositions relating to the same are all contemplated.09-20-2012
20130164306COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR TREATING AUTOIMMUNE AND INFLAMMATORY DISORDERS - Ligand-specific HVEM variants, compositions comprising such variants, and methods of treating inflammatory diseases comprising administering such variants, are provided.06-27-2013
20130164307USE OF CAMELID-DERIVED VARIABLE HEAVY CHAIN VARIABLE REGIONS (VHH) TARGETING HUMAN CD18 AND ICAM-1 AS A MICROBICIDE TO PREVENT HIV-1 TRANSMISSION - The invention provides methods, compositions, and kits featuring a camelid-derived antibody for use in preventing or inhibiting a viral infection.06-27-2013
20110142855Compounds Having CRTH2 Antagonist Activity - Compounds of general formula (I)06-16-2011
20100266614ULTRA HIGH AFFINITY NEUTRALIZING ANTIBODIES - Ultra high affinity antibodies with binding affinities in the range of 1010-21-2010
20100086556USE OF HEMAGGLUTININ OF THE AFRICAN SWINE FEVER VIRUS AS AN ADJUVANT - The invention generally relates to the use of the hemagglutinin (HA) of African swine fever virus (ASFV) as an adjuvant to enhance the immune response against an antigen in a subject. The invention provides a gene construct comprising all or part of the encoding sequence of said HA fused to the encoding sequence of an antigen. The invention is applicable in human and animal health.04-08-2010
20120014972INFLUENZA VIRUS COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR UNIVERSAL VACCINES - The disclosure relates at least in part to embodiments of compositions and methods including vaccines for protection against multiple serologically distinct strains of influenza virus. This disclosure provides significant advances and addresses important needs in the influenza vaccine field.01-19-2012
20090098143VACCINE PRODUCTION FOR PATHOGENIC BIRD VIRAL DISEASES - The present invention is an improved method for the production of vaccines to transmittable viral pathogens where the virus is pathogenic to the chicken embryos. Bird embryos are selected for vaccine production from wild and domestic birds, and preferably waterfowl, that have increased resistant to the viral pathogen. The invention is useful for native and engineered viruses.04-16-2009
20090162378ANTI-HUMAN CYTOMEGALOVIUS ANTIBODIES - The present invention features a human antibody that specifically binds to human cytomegalovirus (HCMV), its encoding nucleic acid(s), and use of the antibody/nucleic acid(s) in treating HCMV infection.06-25-2009
20100080813NEUTRALIZING ANTI-INFLUENZA A VIRUS ANTIBODIES AND USES THEREOF - The invention relates to antibodies, and antigen binding fragments thereof, that bind to hemagglutinin and neutralize a group 1 subtype and a group 2 subtype of influenza A virus. The invention also relates to nucleic acids that encode, immortalized B cells and cultured single plasma cells that produce, and to epitopes that bind to such antibodies and antibody fragments. In addition, the invention relates to the use of the antibodies, antibody fragments, and epitopes in screening methods as well as in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of influenza A virus infection.04-01-2010
20120107326NEUTRALIZING ANTIBODIES TO INFLUENZA VIRUSES - The present invention concerns methods and means for identifying, producing, and engineering neutralizing antibodies against influenza A viruses, and to the neutralizing antibodies produced. In particular, the invention concerns neutralizing antibodies against various influenza A virus subtypes, including neutralizing antibodies against two or more of H1, H2, H3, H5, H7 and H9, such as, for example all of H1, H2, H3, and H5 subtypes, and methods and means for making such antibodies. More specifically, the invention concerns antibodies capable of neutralizing more than one, preferably all, isolates of an influenza A virus subtype.05-03-2012
20110171233Antibodies Against Human Cytomegalovirus (HCMV) - The present invention provides novel antibodies sequences that bind human cytomegalovirus (hCMV) and neutralize hCMV infection. The novel sequences can be used for the medical management of hCMV infections, in particular for preparing pharmaceutical compositions to be used in the prophylactic or therapeutic treatment of hCMV infections.07-14-2011
20100143377PRODUCTS FOR PROPHYLAXIS AND/OR TREATMENT OF VIRAL DISEASES AND METHODS OF MAKING AND USING SAME - The invention relates to an immunoglobulin composition suitable for prophylaxis and/or treatment of a viral mediated disease, disorder or condition and to methods of its preparation. In one embodiment, the invention provides a potent intravenous immunoglobulin composition useful for the treatment or prevention of a West Nile virus mediated disease, disorder or condition.06-10-2010
20090169566BIOACTIVE COMPOSITIONS - This invention relates to a bioactive composition comprising: (d) pH sensitive bioactive agent (e) an edible carboxylic acid containing moiety and (f) an edible alkalising moiety, wherein the proportion of said moieties and active agent provide pH control such that (i) when 400 mg of said composition is added to 20 ml of 0.033 normal hydrochloric acid and at a temperature of 37+/−3° C., the pH reaches a value in the range 4 to 8, and (ii) when 400 mg of said composition is added to 20 ml of deionised water at pH 7 and at a temperature of 37+/−3° C., the pH reaches a value less than 8.5.07-02-2009
20080213284RECEPTOR BINDING POLYPEPTIDES - Isolated polypeptides containing fragments of SARS CoV S protein and functional equivalents thereof. Also disclosed are isolated nucleic acids encoding the polypeptides, related expression vectors, related host cells, related antibodies, and related compositions. Methods of producing the polypeptide, diagnosing infection with a coronavirus, and identifying a test compound for treating infection with a coronavirus are also disclosed.09-04-2008
20090317404REDUCTION AND PREVENTION OF CELL-ASSOCIATED HIV TRANSEPITHELIAL MIGRATION, MICROBIDES AND OTHER FORMULATIONS AND METHODS - A vaginal microbicide including scFv-type antibodies reduces or prevents transepithelial HIV transmission. As the antibodies, anti-CD 18 and/or anti-CD 11 antibodies (of the scFv type) are used. Preferably, anti-ICAM antibody also is used. The antibodies may be delivered to the to-be-protected epithelium using a bacterial delivery system such as a 12-24-2009
20120070447METHODS OF ADMINISTERING / DOSING ANTI-RSV ANTIBODIES FOR PROPHYLAXIS AND TREATMENT - The present invention encompasses novel antibodies and fragments thereof which immunospecifically bind to one or more RSV antigens and compositions comprising said antibodies and antibody fragments. The present invention encompasses methods preventing respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infection in a human, comprising administering to said human a prophylactically effective amount of one or more antibodies or fragments thereof that immunospecifically bind to one or more RSV antigens, wherein a certain serum titer of said antibodies or antibody fragments is achieved in said human subject. The present invention also encompasses methods for treating or ameliorating symptoms associated with a RSV infection in a human, comprising administering to said human a therapeutically effective amount of one or more antibodies or fragments thereof that immunospecifically bind to one or more RSV antigens, wherein a certain serum titer of said antibodies or antibody fragments is achieved in said human subject. The present invention further encompasses compositions comprising antibodies or fragments thereof that immunospecifically bind to a RSV antigen, and methods using said compositions for detection or diagnosis a RSV infection03-22-2012
20120070446RSV SPECIFIC BINDING MOLECULE - The invention provides antibodies and functional equivalents thereof which are capable of specifically binding RSV. Nucleic acid sequences encoding said antibody, as well as antibody producing cells and methods for producing said antibody are also provided.03-22-2012
20090130123Antibodies to west nile virus polypeptides - The present invention relates to anti-West Nile virus E protein (WNE) antibodies, including human antibodies, and antigen-binding portions thereof. In particular, the invention relates to such antibodies and portions that prevent, inhibit, or treat a flavivirus infection, including a West Nile Virus infection. The invention also relates to antibodies that are chimeric, bispecific, derivatized, single chain antibodies or that are portions of fusion proteins. The invention also relates to isolated heavy and light chain immunoglobulins derived from human anti-WNE antibodies and nucleic acid molecules encoding such immunoglobulins. The present invention also relates to methods of making human anti-WNE antibodies, compositions comprising these antibodies and methods of using the antibodies and compositions for diagnosis, prophylaxis and treatment. The invention also provides gene therapy methods using nucleic acid molecules encoding the heavy and/or light immunoglobulin molecules that comprise the human anti-WNE antibodies. The invention also relates to transgenic animals or plants comprising nucleic acid molecules of the present invention.05-21-2009
20090324613Compositions and Methods for the Therapy and Diagnosis of Cytomegalovirus - The present invention provides novel anti-cytomegalovirus antibodies and related compositions and methods. These antibodies may be used in the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of cytomegalovirus infection.12-31-2009
20110142854COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR INHIBITION OF RETROVIRUSES - Described herein are methods and compositions for the inhibition of retroviral integration and replication. The methods and compositions inhibit the activity of one or more components of the SET complex or base excision repair enzymes and induce autointegration of retroviral double-stranded nucleic acid.06-16-2011
20090004203METHODS OF TREATING MEASLES INFECTIOUS DISEASE IN MAMMALS - The invention provides for a measles vaccine utilizing a human codon-optimized polynucleotide encoding a measles virus polypeptide, such as HA or F protein. Optionally, the vaccine is administered with an adjuvant and is especially useful for immunizing an infant mammal.01-01-2009
20080317761Peptide-Mediated Protein Transduction Into Cells of the Hematopoietic Lineage - A pharmaceutical composition comprises a therapeutic peptide or protein, a transport moiety capable of transporting said first peptide or protein into a hematopoietic cell differentiated from a common myeloid progenitor, and a linker between said first protein and said transport moiety, said linker susceptible to cleavage by an intracellular enzyme in the cell. A cell or collection of cells, e.g., platelets, containing such a composition is useful in methods for treating infection, inflammation, vascular injuries or any disorders involving or mediated by cells of the hematopoietic lineage. Methods of making such compostions are also disclosed.12-25-2008
20120141502ANTIBODIES SPECIFIC TO E6 PROTEINS OF HPV AND USE THEREOF - The subject invention provides an antibody composition for detecting E6 protein of at least one HPV strain in a sample. The subject antibodies may be used to detect oncogenic HPV E6 proteins in a sample, and the antibodies find use in a variety of diagnostic and therapeutic applications, including methods of diagnosing and treating cancer. Kits for performing the subject methods and containing the subject antibodies are also provided. Also disclosed in the present invention is a method of generating an antibody that specifically binds to amino-terminus of E6 proteins of at least two HPV strains.06-07-2012
20100239593RSV-SPECIFIC BINDING MOLECULES AND MEANS FOR PRODUCING THEM - The invention provides antibodies and functional equivalents thereof which are capable of specifically binding RSV, and means and methods for producing them.09-23-2010
20120141503Heavy Chain and Domain Antibodies - The present invention related to heavy chain immunoglobulins or fragments thereof of the VHH or VNAR type, or domain antibodies (dAbs) of the heavy or light chains of immunoglobulins or fragments thereof, suitable for use in the management of infections, in particular gastrointestinal tract. The present invention also relates to a delivery system comprising these heavy chain immunoglobulins or functional fragments thereof of the VHH or VNAR type, or domain antibodies (dAbs) of the heavy or light chains of immunoglobulins or fragments thereof, and hosts comprising expression vectors encoding for these heavy chain immunoglobulins or functional fragments thereof of the VHH or VNAR type, or domain antibodies (dAbs) of the heavy or light chains of immunoglobulins or fragments thereof. The invention also related to food products and pharmaceutical preparations comprising the delivery system, and method for the preparation of food products according to the invention.06-07-2012
20090041781METHODS FOR DETECTING PARVOVIRUS INFECTIONS - The present invention provides a method for diagnosing a subject suffering a pathological condition characterized by parvovirus infection by detecting the presence of IgE anti-Parvovirus B 19 antibodies.02-12-2009
20120195911Method of treatment of cancer patients - This invention may be used in human and veterinary medicine in combination with traditional methods of treatment of oncological illnesses for the purpose of increasing their effectiveness.08-02-2012
20110027294Anti-Respiratory Syncytial Virus Antibodies, Antigens and Uses Thereof - Anti-Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) monoclonal antibodies, RSV F protein antigens and their uses are disclosed.02-03-2011
20090110684Neutralizing monoclonal antibodies to respiratory syncytial virus - The present invention relates to the identification and cloning of a novel neutralizing human monoclonal antibody to the Respiratory Syncytial Virus. The invention provides such antibodies, fragments of such antibodies retaining RSV-binding ability, chimeric antibodies retaining RSV-binding ability, and pharmaceutical compositions including such antibodies. The invention further provides for isolated nucleic acids encoding the antibodies of the invention and host cells transformed therewith. Finally, the invention provides for diagnostic and therapeutic methods employing the antibodies and nucleic acids of the invention.04-30-2009
20130129747CROSS-PROTECTIVE PATHOGEN PROTECTION, METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS THEREOF - The present disclosure provides a method of inducing a cross-protective immune response in a subject against a pathogen, such as influenza, comprising administering a first unique pathogen antigen to the subject; and administering a second unique pathogen antigen 3-52 weeks after a); wherein the second unique pathogen antigen and the first unique pathogen antigen are immunologically distinct but share conserved sites that are not normally immunogenic for antibodies. Also disclosed herein are assays for detecting cross-protective antibodies, methods of generating novel cross-protective antibodies. Further provided are novel antibodies against influenza.05-23-2013
20110117109CYTOMEGALOVIRUS DISINTEGRIN-LIKE PEPTIDES - The present invention relates to methods and compositions for inhibiting the entry of viruses, such as herpesviruses into a host cell. A conserved viral integrin-binding gB disintegrin-like domain has been identified that engages integrins and facilitates viral internalization into the host cell. Therefore, methods and compositions, such as antiviral agents encompassing the conserved gB disintegrin-like domain and antibodies thereto are described. These active agents interfere with the interaction between virions and cellular integrins, thereby inhibiting viral infection of a host cell.05-19-2011
20110123547Compounds Having CRTH2 Antagonist Activity - Compounds of general formula (II)05-26-2011
20110123546Compositions Comprising Antibodies or Antibody Fragments - The present invention relates to food products or pharmaceutical preparations comprising a synergistic combination of at least two different antibodies or antibody fragments which are directed against a virus, preferably against rotavirus.05-26-2011
20110027293METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR THE INHIBITION OF VIRAL INFECTION BY TARGETING INTRACELLULAR TRAFFICKING - The present invention features methods and compositions for the treatment or inhibition of infection by human papillomavirus (HPV) in a subject by administering an agent (e.g., a small molecule or antibody) that binds the carboxy-terminal region of the HPV L2 protein and reduces or inhibits the binding of the L2 protein to an intracellular molecular motor protein (IMMP) or IMMP co-factor. The invention also features a method for treating or inhibiting an HPV infection by administering a nucleic acid molecule that, for example, decreases the expression of the HPV L2 protein.02-03-2011
20110243962THERAPEUTIC USE OF SPECIFIC LIGAND IN MSRV ASSOCIATED DISEASES - The present invention deals with a ligand comprising each of the complementary-determining regions (CDRs) set forth in SEQ ID No. 1, SEQ ID No. 2, SEQ ID No. 3 SEQ ID No. 4, SEQ ID No. 5 and SEQ ID No. 6 or sequence having either number of substituted aminoacids within said sequences as indicated in the following, from 0 to 3 in CDR1(SEQ ID No. 1), from 0 to 2 in CDR2(SEQ ID No. 2), from 0 to 2 in CDR3(SEQ ID No. 3), from 0 to 1 in CDR4(SEQ ID No. 4), from 0 to 4 in CDR5(SEQ ID No. 5), from 0 to 2 in CDR6(SEQ ID No. 6), or aminoacids substituted with other aminoacids having equivalent chemical functions and properties, within said sequences SEQ ID No. 1 to SEQ ID No. 6.10-06-2011
20110212105METHOD TO BLOCK THE INFECTION BY FLAVIVIRUSES, MOLECULES AND USES - The present invention is related to a method for blocking the infection of cells by dengue virus, based on interfering the direct interaction of the viral envelope protein with a cellular receptor or its indirect interaction with said cellular receptor through a carrier protein, as well as related uses; wherein said cellular receptor is the alpha-2 macroglobulin receptor, also known as the low density receptor-related protein or as CD91, and said carrier protein is human alpha-2 macroglobulin.09-01-2011
20110150904Therapeutic Antibodies for Treatment and Prophylaxis of Transmittable Viral Diseases - The invention provides methods and compositions for the treatment and prevention of a transmittable disease in a subject, such as avians and mammals. The methods and compositions of the invention specifically make use of avian antibodies to the disease to be treated or prevented. Administration of such avian antibodies to a subject has been shown effective for reducing mortality in a population of subjects that are infected, or become infected, with the disease. The invention also provides kits useful for detecting the presence of transmittable diseases in subjects.06-23-2011
20090022735Receptor Binding Polypeptides - Isolated polypeptides containing fragments of SARS CoV S protein and functional equivalents thereof. Also disclosed are isolated nucleic acids encoding the polypeptides, related expression vectors, related host cells, related antibodies, and related compositions. Methods of producing the polypeptide, diagnosing infection with a coronavirus, and identifying a test compound for treating infection with a coronavirus are also disclosed.01-22-2009
20110052601COMPOSITIONS COMPRISING ANTI-ICAM-1 ANTIBODIES - There is provided a method of preventing a respiratory infection by administering an effective amount of an agent for regulating ICAM-1 expression. Also provided is a composition for the prevention of respiratory infection including an agent which regulates ICAM expression. method of preventing RSV infection by administering an effective amount of an agent that interferes with the binding of RSV to ICAM-1. A method of preventing RSV infection by administering an effective amount of an agent that down regulates the expression of ICAM-1, thereby decreasing RSV binding to ICAM-1 is also provided. There is provided a method of treating RSV infection by administering an effective amount of an agent for down regulating ICAM-1 expression. A method of blocking RSV-ICAM-1 interaction by administering an effective amount of agents for blocking ICAM sites of binding is provided. Also provided is a compound for blocking RSV-ICAM-1 interaction including an agent for blocking ICAM sites of binding.03-03-2011
20110135659Fish Vaccine - A salmonid alphavirus polypeptide comprising an epitope capable of inducing a virus neutralizing immune response, nucleic acids encoding the polypeptide, a vaccine comprising the polypeptide and a method of producing salmonid alphavirus neutralizing antibodies.06-09-2011
20100166769High-yield Transgenic Mammalian Expression System for Generating Virus-like Particles - Virus-like particles (VLPs) of mammalian-hosted viruses, such as SARS-CoV and influenza viruses, have been recombinantly produced from Vero cells. The VLPs closely emulate the exterior of authentic virus particles and are highly immunogenic. They can elicit not only humoral but also cellular immune responses in a mammal. Compositions and methods related to the VLPs are also described.07-01-2010
20090175883Stabilized anti-respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) antibody formulations - The present invention provides liquid formulations of antibodies or fragments thereof that immunospecifically bind to a respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) antigen, which formulations exhibit stability, low to undetectable levels of aggregation, and very little to no loss of the biological activities of the antibodies or antibody fragments, even during long periods of storage. In particular, the present invention provides liquid formulations of antibodies or fragments thereof that immunospecifically bind to a RSV antigen, which formulations are substantially free of surfactant, inorganic salts, and/or other common excipients. Furthermore, the invention provides methods of preventing, treating or ameliorating one or more symptoms associated with RSV infection utilizing the liquid formulations of the present invention.07-09-2009
20120308579METHOD OF MAKING AND USING A COMPOSITION FOR DELIVERING VIRAL IMMUNOGEN IMMUNOGLOBULIN INHIBITOR TO THE NASAL PHARYNGEAL MEMBRANE - A method of making and using an immunoglobulin package containing one or more viral inhibitors specifically targeted to receptor factors in viruses is provided. The immunoglobulin package substantially prevents the binding of viral immunogens in respiratory tracts of humans or animals and mechanically prevents a virus from reproducing in the nasal cavity. The immunoglobulins are made by inoculating cows with the immunogen(s), allowing the immune response to develop in the animal, harvesting the plasma containing the immunoglobulins, manufacturing the plasma to create a gel or liquid to swab, spray or mist into the nostril of the host. This method will prevent the spread of disease and give the host time to produce their own immunity to the virus for future protection. The invention may be utilized to substantially reduce or eliminate viruses that decrease the health of humans or animals such as Influenza and other respiratory viruses.12-06-2012
20110002943USE OF ENTEROVIRUS FOR DIAGNOSTICS, TREATMENT AND PREVENTION OF DISEASE - The invention is based on the finding that enterovirus is present in body samples of patients with celiac disease. The invention opens up the possibility for using enteroviruses in diagnosing, preventing, treating and monitoring the treatment of celiac-related diseases. The invention relates to a method for diagnosing, treating and monitoring the treatment of a celiac-related disease. The invention also relates to the use of enteroviruses or components or antibodies thereof for producing a vaccine, and the use of anti-enterovirus compositions for preparing a pharmaceutical against said disease.01-06-2011
20100034830Rabies vaccine - The invention provides for an immunogenic rabies vaccine comprising a reduced vaccine dose and methods of pre- and post-exposure immunization with a reduced dose. The concentration of rabies vaccine antigen per dose is preferably less than 2.5 IU/mL.02-11-2010
20110305708COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR THE THERAPY AND DIAGNOSIS OF CYTOMEGALOVIRUS - The present invention provides novel anti-cytomegalovirus antibodies and related compositions and methods. These antibodies may be used in the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of cytomegalovirus infection.12-15-2011
20110104178NOVEL AVIAN ASTROVIRUS - The present invention relates to the fields of veterinary virology and immunology. In particular the invention relates to a novel avian Astrovirus; to antibodies or fragments thereof against the novel virus; to antigenic preparations, proteins, and DNA molecules of the novel avian Astrovirus; to vaccines of the novel virus or its antigenic preparations, protein, or DNA; to methods for the manufacture of such vaccines, and to diagnostic kits.05-05-2011
20120301479HENDRA VIRUS RECOMBINANT COMPOSITIONS AND USES THEREOF - The present invention provides vectors that contain and express in vivo or in vitro one or more Hendra virus polypeptides or antigens that elicit an immune response in animal or human against Hendra virus and Nipah virus, compositions comprising said vectors and/or Hendra virus polypeptides, methods of vaccination against Hendra virus and Nipah virus, and kits for use with such methods and compositions.11-29-2012
20110318364 NONAPEPTIDE WITH ANTI-TUMOUR ACTIVITY - The present invention relates to peptides or peptide like molecules and their uses in therapy, in particular as anti-tumour agents.12-29-2011
20120045456STABILIZED ANTI-RESPIRATORY SYNCYTIAL VIRUS (RSV) ANTIBODY FORMULATIONS - The present invention provides liquid formulations of antibodies or fragments thereof that immunospecifically bind to a respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) antigen, which formulations exhibit stability, low to undetectable levels of aggregation, and very little to no loss of the biological activities of the antibodies or antibody fragments, even during long periods of storage. In particular, the present invention provides liquid formulations of antibodies or fragments thereof that immunospecifically bind to a RSV antigen, which formulations are substantially free of surfactant, inorganic salts, and/or other common excipients. Furthermore, the invention provides methods of preventing, treating or ameliorating one or more symptoms associated with RSV infection utilizing the liquid formulations of the present invention.02-23-2012
20120003240Enterovirus Vaccines for Preventing or Treating Type 1 Diabetes (III) - Coxsackie B virus CBV1 has been found to be strongly associated with the risk of contracting type 1 diabetes. A vaccine comprising CBV1, a component thereof or an antibody thereto is provided for use in preventing or treating type 1 diabetes. In addition CBV2 was also found to be diabetogenic.01-05-2012
20120003239Enterovirus Vaccines for Preventing and Treating Type 1 Diabetes (II) - New enteroviruses associated with type 1 diabetes have been found, which opens up new therapeutic and diagnostic implications. A vaccine against at least one enterovirus selected from coxsackie A virus CAV4, CAV5, CAVE and echovirus 18 is provided for use in preventing or treating type 1 diabetes. A diagnostic assay for predicting the risk of contracting type 1 diabetes based on the determination of said enteroviruses is also provided.01-05-2012
20120003238Enterovirus Vaccines for Preventing or Treating Type 1 Diabetes (I) - Some coxsackie B viruses have been found to have a protective effect on type 1 diabetes, while others increase the risk of the disease. This opens up new therapeutic implications in the form of vaccines. The protective viruses CBV3, CBV4, CBV5 and CBV6 may be used in live attenuated vaccines for preventing or treating type 1 diabetes. They may also be used for inducing an immune response against risk viruses like CBV1, and for eliminating the diabetogenic effect of the risk viruses. Type 1 diabetes may be prevented especially by vaccinating with live attenuated protective viruses CBV3, CBV4, CVB5 and CBV6, and further with inactivated diabetogenic/risk virus CBV1, components thereof or antibodies thereto.01-05-2012
20120009202TARGET HOST FACTORS FOR TREATING VIRAL INFECTION - A method of reducing virus-mediated cytotoxicity comprising contacting virus-infected cells with an effective amount of at least one inhibitor of ABI2, ARRDC3, BAD, BRCA1, C17orf85, C1orf71, C6orf162, CCNJL, CFL1, GON4L, HCG 1986447, HIST1H2AB, HPS4, LHX8, RPS25, RPL23, RPL32, LOC730139, LRRC39, MALT1, MX1, MERTK, MX2, NRG1, OR52A1, PLEKHH1, PTPN13, PTPRJ, RLN1, RNF19A, SH3BP4, SLC7A14, ST8SIA3, STX3, TMC6, TMTC4, TNFSF12-TNFSF13, TNFSF13, TTN, UBXN7, USP47, WNK2, YPEL2, ZNF251 and/or SCG2.01-12-2012
20120058124INFLUENZA VIRUS-NEUTRALIZING ANTIBODY AND SCREENING METHOD THEREFOR - Provided is an anti-influenza virus antibody that exhibits neutralizing activity beyond the barrier of the two groups of influenza viruses categorized according to the conservativeness of hemagglutinin amino acids, a method of producing the same, and a test method for determining whether the subject carries the neutralizing antibody.03-08-2012
20120114664ANTIBODIES AGAINST H5N1 STRAINS OF INFLUENZA A VIRUS - Provided are human antibodies that can neutralize a H5N1 strain of influenza A virus. Also provided are antibodies that can neutralize a strain of influenza A virus in clade 2 of the H5 subtype, that can neutralize a H5N1 strain of influenza A virus and have a lambda light chain, and that are IgG antibodies (but not with a IgG1 heavy chain) that can neutralize a H5N1 strain of influenza A virus.05-10-2012
20100247550SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR IDENTIFYING REPLIKIN SCAFFOLDS AND USES OF SAID REPLIKIN SCAFFOLDS - The present invention provides a new class of peptides related to rapid replication and high human mortality, and their use in diagnosing, preventing and treating disease including vaccines and therapeutics for emerging viral diseases and methods of identifying the new class of peptides and related structures.09-30-2010
20100247549MONOCLONAL ANTIBODIES AGAINST DENGUE AND OTHER VIRUSES WITH DELETION IN FC REGION - The present invention relates to a variant of a parent polypeptide comprising an Fc region, which variant binds an Fc gamma receptor (FcγR) with lower affinity than the parent polypeptide and comprises a deletion of at least one amino acid in about position 100 to about position 150 in the Fc region and related nucleic acids, vectors, host cells and methods of producing the variant and methods for preventing or treating a disorder in a mammal.09-30-2010
20120128692HUMAN CYTOMEGALOVIRUS NEUTRALIZING ANTIBODIES AND USE THEREOF - The invention relates to neutralizing antibodies, and antibody fragments thereof, having high potency in neutralizing hCMV, wherein said antibodies and antibody fragments are specific for one, or a combination of two or more, hCMV gene UL products. The invention also relates to immortalized B cells that produce, and to epitopes that bind to, such antibodies and antibody fragments. In addition, the invention relates to the use of the antibodies, antibody fragments, and epitopes in screening methods as well as in the diagnosis, prevention, and therapy of disease.05-24-2012
20120128691HUMAN CYTOMEGALOVIRUS NEUTRALIZING ANTIBODIES AND USE THEREOF - The invention relates to neutralizing antibodies, and antibody fragments thereof, having high potency in neutralizing hCMV, wherein said antibodies and antibody fragments are specific for one, or a combination of two or more, hCMV gene UL products. The invention also relates to immortalized B cells that produce, and to epitopes that bind to, such antibodies and antibody fragments. In addition, the invention relates to the use of the antibodies, antibody fragments, and epitopes in screening methods as well as in the diagnosis, prevention, and therapy of disease.05-24-2012
20120135006ULTRA HIGH AFFINITY NEUTRALIZING ANTIBODIES - Ultra high affinity antibodies with binding affinities in the range of 1005-31-2012
20100172917Binding molecules against SARS-coronavirus and uses thereof - Described are binding molecules that specifically bind to SARS-CoV, nucleic acid molecules encoding the binding molecules, compositions comprising the binding molecules, and methods of identifying or producing the binding molecules. The binding molecules are capable of specifically binding to SARS-CoV, and can be used in the diagnosis, prophylaxis, and/or treatment of a condition resulting from SAR.07-08-2010
20120076802HUMAN CYTOMEGALOVIRUS NEUTRALISING ANTIBODIES AND USE THEREOF - The invention relates to neutralising antibodies which are specific for human cytomegalovirus and bind with high affinity as well as immortalised B cells that produce such antibodies. The invention also relates to the epitopes that the antibodies bind to as well as the use of the antibodies and the epitopes in screening methods as well as the diagnosis and therapy of disease.03-29-2012
20120076801HUMAN CYTOMEGALOVIRUS NEUTRALISING ANTIBODIES AND USE THEREOF - The invention relates to neutralizing antibodies and antibody fragments having high potency in neutralizing hCMV, wherein said antibodies and antibody fragments are specific for a combination of hCMV proteins UL130 and UL131A, or for a combination of hCMV proteins UL128, UL130 and UL131A. The invention relates also to immortalized B cells that produce, and to epitopes that bind to, such antibodies and antibody fragments. In addition, the invention relates to the use of the antibodies, antibody fragments, and epitopes in screening methods as well as in the diagnosis and therapy of disease.03-29-2012
20080299131 Anti-Viral Compositions - The invention provides a composition comprising for simultaneous, sequential or separate administration a) a polyanion; and b) an antibody reactive against an antigen on the surface of an intracellular form of a virus, which virus has an extracellular form that is surrounded by one lipid membrane more than the intracellular form. The present inventors have found that the compositions according to the invention comprising an antibody and a polyanion can neutralize virus infectivity more efficiently than other compositions reported hitherto.12-04-2008
20120263734Compositions And Methods For The Therapy And Diagnosis Of Cytomegalovirus Infections - The present invention provides novel anti-cytomegalovirus antibodies and related compositions and methods. These antibodies may be used in the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of cytomegalovirus infection.10-18-2012
20090074792Compositions containing full-length L1R nucleic acid and endoplasmic reticulum-targeting sequence, and methods of use - The invention described here encompasses DNA and protein vaccines against poxviruses, and relevant immunogenic compositions, comprising at a minimum a nucleic acid encoding a modified full-length poxvirus L1R gene or its ortholog. The L1R gene is modified so that an endoplasmic reticulum-targeting sequence is operably linked on the 5′ end. Preferably the nucleic acid sequences for other poxviruses antigens are also included, such as A33R, B5R and/or A27L. These vaccines and compositions provide improved neutralizing antibody response elicited by molecular poxvirus vaccines, over known vaccines using unmodified L1R.03-19-2009
20120282273RECOMBINANT ANTIBODIES AGAINST H1N1 INFLUENZA - Antibodies that bind with high affinity to swine H1N1 virus are described. In vivo experiments showed that one such antibody is able to fully protect mice challenged with a lethal dose of swine H1N1 virus. The antibody is also able to cure mice in a therapeutic setting when treated as late as up to 60 hours (2.5 days) after infection with swine H1N1 virus. Also described are recombinant forms of this antibody.11-08-2012
20100215667METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS OF TREATMENT FOR MODULATING THE IMMUNE SYSTEM OF ANIMALS - Methods and compositions are disclosed for the dietary modulation of the immune system and gut microbial response in animals. Applicant has identified that oral administration of a supplemental spray dried plasma purified from animal serum can modulate serum IgG levels for treatment in such things as diminished immune capacity, intestinal microbial balance, autoimmune disorders, potentiation of vaccination protocols, and improvement of overall health and weight gain in animals, including humans.08-26-2010
20120328626METHOD FOR INCREASING N-GLYCOSYLATION SITE OCCUPANCY ON THERAPEUTIC GLYCOPROTEINS PRODUCED IN PICHIA PASTORIS - Described is a method for increasing the N-glycosylation site occupancy of a therapeutic glycoprotein produced in recombinant host cells modified as described herein and genetically engineered to express the glycoprotein compared to the N-glycosylation site occupancy of the therapeutic glycoprotein produced in a recombinant host cell not modified as described herein. In particular, the method provides recombinant host cells that overexpress a heterologous single-subunit oligosaccharyltransferase, which in particular embodiments is capable of functionally suppressing the lethal phenotype of a mutation of at least one essential protein of the yeast oligosaccharyltransferase (OTase) complex, for example, the 12-27-2012
20100203063PESTIVIRUS SPECIES - The application relates to a pestivirus, designated PMC virus, that is associated with porcine myocarditis syndrome, and the gene and protein sequences derived therefrom. The application further relates to detection methods, vaccine therapeutics, and diagnostic methods using the PMC virus or gene/protein sequences derived therefrom.08-12-2010
20130022618HUMAN CYTOMEGALOVIRUS NEUTRALIZING ANTIBODIES AND USE THEREOF - The invention relates to neutralizing antibodies, and antibody fragments thereof, having high potency in neutralizing hCMV, wherein said antibodies and antibody fragments are specific for one, or a combination of two or more, hCMV gene UL products. The invention also relates to immortalized B cells that produce, and to epitopes that bind to, such antibodies and antibody fragments. In addition, the invention relates to the use of the antibodies, antibody fragments, and epitopes in screening methods as well as in the diagnosis, prevention, and therapy of disease.01-24-2013
20130177573ANTI-HUMAN RESPIRATORY SYNCYTIAL VIRUS (RSV) ANTIBODIES AND METHODS OF USE - Provided herein are antibodies or antigen-binding fragments thereof that immunospecifically bind to the fusion (F) protein of Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV). Also provided are methods for of prevention, treatment and diagnosis of viral infection and/or the treatment of one more symptoms of RSV-mediated disease. Methods of generating antibodies that immunospecifically bind RSV F protein also are provided.07-11-2013
20080219999Immunoadhesin for the prevention of rhinovirus infection - The immunoadhesions of the present invention are useful in treating rhinovirus infections. The immunoadhesions contain a chimeric ICAM molecule and may optionally also contain J chain and secretory compounds. The chimeric ICAM molecule is a fusion protein that has a rhinovirus receptor protein linked to an immunoglobulin protein. This invention also includes the greatly increased and improved method of producing immunoadhesions in plants. Each of the components of an immunoadhesin is produced in a plant cell and thereby assembles within the plant cell. This method of producing the immunoadhesions of the present invention results in the efficient and economic production of these molecules. The present invention also contemplates the production of immunoadhesions in a variety of eukaryotic cells including plants and mammalian cells. The immunoadhesions of the present invention are useful as a therapeutic against the common cold in humans which is caused by rhinoviruses.09-11-2008
20110268746HUMAN CYTOMEGALOVIRUS NEUTRALIZING ANTIBODIES AND USE THEREOF - The invention relates to neutralizing antibodies, and antibody fragments thereof, having high potency in neutralizing hCMV, wherein said antibodies and antibody fragments are specific for one, or a combination of two or more, hCMV gene UL products. The invention also relates to immortalized B cells that produce, and to epitopes that bind to, such antibodies and antibody fragments. In addition, the invention relates to the use of the antibodies, antibody fragments, and epitopes in screening methods as well as in the diagnosis, prevention, and therapy of disease.11-03-2011
20130101604HUMAN CYTOMEGALOVIRUS NEUTRALISING ANTIBODIES AND USE THEREOF - The invention relates to neutralising antibodies which are specific for human cytomegalovirus and bind with high affinity as well as immortalised B cells that produce such antibodies. The invention also relates to the epitopes that the antibodies bind to as well as the use of the antibodies and the epitopes in screening methods as well as the diagnosis and therapy of disease.04-25-2013
20130171169HUMAN CYTOMEGALOVIRUS NEUTRALISING ANTIBODIES AND USE THEREOF - The invention relates to neutralizing antibodies and antibody fragments having high potency in neutralizing hCMV, wherein said antibodies and antibody fragments are specific for a combination of hCMV proteins UL130 and UL131A, or for a combination of hCMV proteins UL128, UL130 and UL131A. The invention relates also to immortalized B cells that produce, and to epitopes that bind to, such antibodies and antibody fragments. In addition, the invention relates to the use of the antibodies, antibody fragments, and epitopes in screening methods as well as in the diagnosis and therapy of disease.07-04-2013
20120276115HUMAN BINDING MOLECULES CAPABLE OF NEUTRALIZING INFLUENZA VIRUS H5N1 AND USES THEREOF - Described are binding molecules such as human monoclonal antibodies that bind to influenza virus H5N1 and have neutralizing activity against influenza virus H5N1. Also described are nucleic acid molecules encoding the antibodies, and compositions comprising the antibodies and methods of identifying or producing the antibodies. The antibodies can be used in the diagnosis, prophylaxis, and/or treatment of an influenza virus H5N1 infection. In certain embodiments, the antibodies provide cross-subtype protection in vivo, such that infections with H5, H2, H6, H9, and H1-based influenza subtypes can be prevented and/or treated.11-01-2012
20100297144MULTITYPE HPV PEPTIDE COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR TREATMENT OR PREVENTION OF HUMAN PAPILLOMAVIRUS INFECTION - Embodiments of the invention are directed to methods and compositions of multitype HPV polypeptides.11-25-2010
20100316654NEUTRALIZING ANTIBODIES TO INFLUENZA VIRUSES - The present invention concerns methods and means for identifying, producing, and engineering neutralizing antibodies against influenza A viruses, and to the neutralizing antibodies produced. In particular, the invention concerns neutralizing antibodies against various influenza A virus subtypes, including neutralizing antibodies against two or more of H1, H2, H3, H5, H7 and H9, such as, for example all of H1, H2, H3, and H5 subtypes, and methods and means for making such antibodies. More specifically, the invention concerns antibodies capable of neutralizing more than one, preferably all, isolates of an influenza A virus subtype.12-16-2010
20100316653COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT OF ORTHOPOXVIRUSES - In particular aspects, the invention provides a novel approach for the systematic analysis and identification of biologically relevant epitopes (SABRE). SABRE-identified polypeptides have diagnostic (e.g., polypeptide arrays, etc.) and/or therapeutic (e.g., vaccines, etc.) utility, and utility for developing monoclonal antibodies having diagnostic and/or therapeutic utility (e.g. for detecting and/or preventing orthopoxvirus infection). Preferred aspects provide high-throughput assays for detecting specific orthopoxvirus infection, for detecting orthopoxvirus-specific immune response, or for dual (parallel) determination of both orthopoxvirus immune response and orthopoxvirus infection. Additional preferred and surprising aspects provide novel high-throughput methods for detecting ‘protective immunity’ against orthopoxviruses (e.g., for detecting protective immunity against smallpox virus and monkeypox virus), based on anti-vaccinia virus serum antibody levels. The inventive diagnostic assays are rapid, high-throughput and suitable for ‘point-of-care’ implementations.12-16-2010
20110274702NEUTRALIZING ANTI-INFLUENZA A VIRUS ANTIBODIES AND USES THEREOF - The invention relates to antibodies, and antigen binding fragments thereof, that specifically bind to an epitope in the stem region of an influenza A hemagglutinin trimer and neutralize a group 1 subtype and a group 2 subtype of influenza A virus. The invention also relates to nucleic acids that encode, immortalized B cells and cultured single plasma cells that produce, and to epitopes that bind to such antibodies and antibody fragments. In addition, the invention relates to the use of the antibodies, antibody fragments, and epitopes in screening methods as well as in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of influenza A virus infection.11-10-2011
20130156791METHODS AND PHARMACEUTICAL COMPOSITIONS FOR THE TREATMENT OF HIV-1 INFECTIONS - The present invention provides methods and compositions (such as pharmaceutical compositions) for treating or preventing human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) infection. More particularly, the present invention relates to a blocking agent of a component of the purinergic signalling pathway selected from the group consisting of pannexin 1, ATP or P2Y2 receptor for use in the treatment or prevention of HIV-1 infection.06-20-2013
20090041780Concentrate of Immunoglobulins and F(ab)'2 and/or Fab Fragments Specific of an Arbovirus as a Medicinal Product - The invention concerns a new medicinal product for the treatment of arboviruses, i.e a concentrate of immunoglobulins and F(ab)′2 and/or Fab fragments specific to said arbovirus as well as its process of preparation.02-12-2009
20130189279Binding Molecules Against Chikungunya Virus and Uses Thereof - The invention relates to binding molecules against Chikungunya virus, which are able of neutralizing Chikungunya virus infectivity, and which can be used with therapeutic, diagnosis or research purposes, as well as to a pharmaceutical composition comprising said binding molecules.07-25-2013
20120288510HUMAN ANTIBODIES AGAINST HEPATITIS C VIRUS (HCV) AND USES THEREOF - Isolated human monoclonal antibodies which bind to hepatitis C virus (HCV), and related antibody-based compositions and molecules, are disclosed. The human antibodies can be produced in a transfectoma or in a non-human transgenic animal, e.g., a transgenic mouse, capable of producing multiple isotypes of human monoclonal antibodies by undergoing V-D-J recombination and isotype switching. Also disclosed are pharmaceutical compositions comprising the human antibodies, non-human transgenic animals, and hybridomas which produce the human antibodies, and therapeutic and diagnostic methods for using the human antibodies.11-15-2012
20110318363Specific TT virus sequences and chimeric TT virus host cell DNA molecules for use in diagnosis, prevention and treatment of cancer and autoimmunity - Described are single-stranded new sequences of TT viruses, rearranged TTV sequences and hybrid molecules of a specific TT virus sequence and host cell DNA that are capable of replicating autonomously for use in diagnosis, prevention and treatment of diseases like cancer and autoimmunity. In addition, it relates to the use of such molecules as gene vectors and artificial chromosomes.12-29-2011
20120027777LJUNGAN VIRUS WITH IMPROVED REPLICATION CHARACTERISTICS - The present invention relates to a Ljungan virus with improved replication characteristic and the use of this Ljungan virus, amongst other thing, in the production of a vaccine.02-02-2012
20120027776DIABETIC MODEL - An isolated nucleic acid molecule is disclosed, including a nucleotide sequence selected from the nucleotide sequence of (a) Ljungan virus 87-012, (b) Ljungan virus 145SL, (c) Ljungan virus 174F, and (d) a fragment of nucleotide sequences (a)-(c). Also disclosed are polypeptides encoded by the isolated nucleic acid, which are useful in preparing vaccines and antibodies to prevent or inhibit conditions caused by Ljungan virus, including diabetes.02-02-2012
20130195892BVDV VACCINE - The present invention relates to BVD virus and to its uses, to vaccines and combination vaccines comprising such a virus, their use as a medicament, their use in the treatment of Bovine Viral Diarrhoea and to methods for the preparation of such vaccines.08-01-2013
20130195893USE OF A PNEUMOCOCCAL P4 PEPTIDE FOR ENHANCING OPSONOPHAGOCYTOSIS IN RESPONSE TO A PATHOGEN - Methods for enhancing opsonophagocytosis of a pathogen of interest are disclosed. The disclosed methods include administering to a subject an isolated P4 peptide, which includes the amino acid sequence set forth as SEQ ID NO: 1 and optionally an isolated opsonic antibody or a fragment thereof that specifically binds to an antigen present on the surface of the pathogen of interest. In some examples isolated complement protein or a fragment thereof (for example, a C3a, C3b, iC3b, C3d, C4b, or C5a fragment of a complement protein) is also administered. Compositions containing isolated P4 peptide and one or more isolated opsonic antibodies or a fragment thereof that specifically binds to an antigen present on the surface of a pathogen of interest are also disclosed. In some examples, the compositions also include isolated complement protein or fragment thereof, such as one or more of C3a, C3b, iC3b, C3d, C4b, or C5a.08-01-2013
20130202617HEMORRHAGIC FELINE CALICIVIRUS, CALICIVIRUS AND METHOD FOR PREVENTING CALICIVIRUS INFECTION OR DISEASE - The present invention relates to a novel, isolated and purified hemorrhagic feline calicivirus FCV-DD1. The invention further embraces monovalent and multivalent vaccines containing the new FCV-DD1 strain. In addition, the invention encompasses methods of protecting felines against infection or preventing disease caused by feline calicivirus or in addition to other pathogens that comprises administering to the felines an immunologically effective amount of the monovalent and multivalent vaccines described herein. Also, the invention concerns methods for diagnosing or detecting the hemorrhagic feline calicivirus in a susceptible host, asymptomatic carrier and the like by detecting the presence of feline calicivirus FCV-DD1 or antibodies raised or produced against feline calicivirus FCV-DD1 antigen.08-08-2013
20090252745Amino acids in the HCV core polypeptide domain 3 and correlation with steatosis - The presently disclosed subject matter provides methods and compositions for predicting a tendency of a subject infected with hepatitis C virus (HCV) to develop steatosis. In some embodiments, the disclosed methods include the steps of (a) isolating from the subject a biological sample comprising an HCV Core polypeptide or a nucleic acid molecule encoding an HCV Core polypeptide; and (b) identifying the amino acids in the HCV Core polypeptide or encoded by the nucleic acid molecule in the biological sample corresponding to positions 182/186 of an HCV Core polypeptide amino acid sequence, whereby a tendency to develop steatosis in the subject is predicted when the amino acids corresponding to positions 182/186 of the HCV Core polypeptide amino acid sequence in the biological sample are either phenylalanine/valine or leucine/isoleucine. Also provided are compositions and methods for screening for candidate modulators of lipid accumulation in a subject as well as uses for the candidate modulators.10-08-2009
20120093834NEUTRALIZING MOLECULES TO VIRAL ANTIGENS - The present invention concerns methods and means for identifying, producing, and engineering neutralizing molecules against influenza A viruses, and to the neutralizing molecules produced. In particular, the invention concerns neutralizing molecules against various influenza A virus subtypes, including neutralizing antibodies against H5 and/or H3 and/or H1, such as, for example all of H1, H3, and H5 subtypes, and methods and means for making such molecules.04-19-2012

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