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20100119537TUMOR VACCINE - The invention relates to the fields of medicine, immunology, and oncology. More specifically, the invention relates to methods and compositions for inducing an immune response against a tumor in an animal subject. The invention provides that a lung cancer cell or other tumor cells, genetically modified to express a nucleic acid encoding CD80 (B7.1) and a nucleic acid encoding an HLA antigen, and method for stimulating an immune response to a tumor with the tumor cell so genetically modified. The invention additionally provides a method of inhibiting a tumor, including a cancer such as lung cancer, by administering an allogeneic tumor cell, for example a cancer tumor cell such as a lung cancer tumor cell, genetically modified to express a nucleic acid encoding CD80 (B7.1) and a nucleic acid encoding an HLA antigen.05-13-2010
20090123490Circovirus sequences associated with piglet weight loss disease (PWD) - The genome sequences and the nucleotide sequences coding for the PWD circovirus polypeptides, such as the circovirus structural and non-structural polypeptides, vectors including the sequences, and cells and animals transformed by the vectors are provided. Methods for detecting the nucleic acids or polypeptides, and kits for diagnosing infection by a PWD circovirus, also are provided. Method for selecting compounds capable of modulating the viral infection are further provided. Pharmaceutical, including vaccines, compositions for preventing and/or treating viral infections caused by PWD circovirus and the use of vectors for preventing and/or treating diseases also are provided.05-14-2009
20080260766Epitopes, combined epitopes, use of epitopes or their combination, composition, uses of the composition, anti-HIV-1 prophylactic vaccines, therapeutic vaccines, method for the identification of epitopes and methods for treatment and prevention - The present invention refers to new epitopes recognized by CD4+ T-lymphocytes. In addition, the present invention refers to the uses of such epitopes and their combinations, particularly in the treatment or prevention of disorders caused by the HIV-1 virus.10-23-2008
20110195084Anti-HIV Vaccine Constructed Based on Amino Acid Mutations in Attenuated Live EIAV Vaccine - Provided are antigenic polypeptides of HIV envelope glycoproteins which are constructed based on amino acid mutation of attenuated live vaccine of Equine Infectious Anemia Virus, DNA constructions and recombinant virus vectors comprising polynucleotides encoding said polypeptides, antibodies against said polypeptides as well as uses thereof in preventing and treating HIV infection. Said antigenic polypeptides and vaccines can induce high titer neutralization antibodies against HIV in organism.08-11-2011
20090191233INFLUENZA ANTIGEN DELIVERY VECTORS AND CONSTRUCTS - The present invention relates to fluorocarbon vectors for the delivery of influenza antigens to immunoresponsive target cells. It further relates to fluorocarbon vector-influenza antigen constructs and the use of such vectors associated with antigens as vaccines and immunotherapeutics in animals, including humans.07-30-2009
20100074915CHIMERIC INFLUENZA VIRUS-LIKE PARTICLES - Chimeric Influenza virus-like particles including gag polypeptides are described. Virus-like particles are generated with a gag polypeptide, a neuraminidase polypeptide and optionally a hemagglutinin polypeptide. Preferred methods of generation include expression in insect cells.03-25-2010
20100074914DNA vaccine comprising CTGF-encoding DNA construct and applications thereof - The present invention provides a DNA vaccine, which comprises a DNA construct comprising an expression vector which is expressible in a eukaryotic cell, and a nucleotide fragment which comprises a CTGF-encoding sequence and a HPV sequence selected from an E6-encoding sequence, an E7-encoding sequence, or a combination thereof. In addition, the present invention also provides a pharmaceutical composition and a method of generating said DNA vaccine.03-25-2010
20090304730INFLUENZA VACCINE - The present invention relates to influenza vaccines for human and veterinary use. In particular, the present invention provides a vaccine able to effect long term and cross-strain protection by including at least two influenza virus epitopes expressed as a chimeric polypeptide wherein at least one epitope is influenza A virus matrix protein epitope and the second epitope is a haemagglutinin peptide epitope.12-10-2009
20130034576NOVEL ADENOVIRUS ISOLATED FROM TITI MONKEYS - Provided is a Titi Monkey Adenovirus (TMAdV) that can infect both human and non-human primates. Further provided are nucleic acid sequences, proteins, expression vectors and host cells, anti-TMAdV antibodies, vaccines, compositions, methods of detecting TMAdV, methods for assaying for anti-TMAdV compounds, and methods for treating or preventing a TMAdV infection.02-07-2013
20090068214Methods and Compositions for Producing an Enhanced Immune Response to a Human Papillomavirus Immunogen - The present invention relates to novel methods for producing an enhanced immune response to an immunogen in a subject via the co-administration of a CD40 agonist and a GM-CSF agent.03-12-2009
20130028925HERPES SIMPLEX VIRUS COMBINED SUBUNIT VACCINES AND METHODS OF USE THEREOF - This invention provides immunogenic compositions comprising two or three recombinant Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) proteins selected from a gD protein, a gC protein and a gE protein; and methods of impeding immune evasion by HSV, inducing an anti-HSV immune response, and treating, suppressing, inhibiting, and/or reducing an incidence of an HSV infection or a symptom or manifestation thereof, comprising administration of a vaccine of the present invention.01-31-2013
20130028924CONSTRUCTS FOR ENHANCING IMMUNE RESPONSES - Chimeric protein constructs including a herpesvirus glycoprotein D (gD) and a heterologous polypeptide that interact with herpes virus entry mediator (HVEM) and enhance and enhance an immune response against the heterologous polypeptide and methods for their use are provided.01-31-2013
20130089567DEVELOPMENT OF DENGUE VIRUS VACCINE COMPONENTS - The invention is related to a dengue virus or chimeric dengue virus that contains a mutation in the 3′ untranslated region (3′-UTR) comprising a Δ30 mutation that removes the TL-2 homologous structure in each of the dengue virus serotypes 1, 2, 3, and 4, and nucleotides additional to the Δ30 mutation deleted from the 3′-UTR that removes sequence in the 5′ direction as far as the 5′ boundary of the TL-3 homologous structure in each of the dengue virus serotypes 1, 2, 3, and 4, or a replacement of the 3′-UTR of a dengue virus of a first serotype with the 3′-UTR of a dengue virus of a second serotype, optionally containing the Δ30 mutation and nucleotides additional to the Δ30 mutation deleted from the 3′-UTR; and immunogenic compositions, methods of inducing an immune response, and methods of producing a dengue virus or chimeric dengue virus.04-11-2013
20090317416INDUCTION OF IMMUNE RESPONSES TO ISOASPARTYL-MODIFIED ANTIGENS - The present invention is directed to a method of enhancing the immune response of a patient relative to the normal immune response, by administering isoaspartyl-modified proteins, peptides, or cells, to a patient. The present invention is also directed to vaccines containing the isoaspartyl-modified proteins, peptides, or cells, as well as antibodies reactive with the isoaspartyl-modified proteins, peptides, or cells.12-24-2009
20090304729CELL-DERIVED VIRAL VACCINES WITH LOW LEVELS OF RESIDUAL CELL DNA - The present invention relates to vaccine products for the treatment or prevention of viral infections. Further provided are methods of reducing contaminants associated with the preparation of cell culture vaccines. Residual functional cell culture DNA is degraded by treatment with a DNA alkylating agent, such as β-propiolactone (BPL), thereby providing a vaccine comprising immunogenic proteins derived from a virus propagated on cell culture, substantially free of residual functional cell culture DNA.12-10-2009
20130071419UNIVERSAL DENGUE VIRUS SEQUENCES AND METHODS OF USE - Disclosed herein are computationally optimized broadly reactive dengue virus E polypeptide sequences for DENV-1, DENV-2, DENV-3 and DENV-4. Also disclosed are dengue virus E protein fragments (such as the E protein ectodomain and DIII domain) fused to the molecular adjuvant P28. The disclosed nucleic acid and polypeptide sequences can be used as vaccines for immunization against dengue virus infection. In some cases, the vaccine includes a virus-like particle containing the universal dengue virus E protein, or fragment thereof, or the vaccine is a DNA molecule encoding the VLP.03-21-2013
20130071418Physicochemical (PCP) Based Consensus Sequences and Uses Thereof - Provided herein is a computational method for designing a PCP-consensus protein for a family of related proteins. The method uses a consensus alignment of a protein domain common to all the related proteins, which may or may not be substantially biased, from which an average value of p, e.g., 5, physicochemical properties are calculated for each amino acid in the alignment. The PCP-consensus protein has a sequence derived from an alignment of protein domains from a family of related proteins, said sequence containing one or more motifs common to all of the proteins. Also provided are the PCP-consensus proteins, kits comprising the same, datasets of aligned consensus sequences used to derive the PCP-consensus proteins and methods of eliciting an immune response, diagnosing or treating an infectious disease using the same.03-21-2013
20130164315Vaccines - Screening Method - The present invention provides a screening method for identifying a peptide capable of inducing a T cell response comprising: 06-27-2013
20090092627Circovirus sequences associated with piglet weight loss disease (PWD) - The genome sequences and the nucleotide sequences coding for the PWD circovirus polypeptides, such as the circovirus structural and non-structural polypeptides, vectors including the sequences, and cells and animals transformed by the vectors are provided. Methods for detecting the nucleic acids or polypeptides, and kits for diagnosing infection by a PWD circovirus, also are provided. Method for selecting compounds capable of modulating the viral infection are further provided. Pharmaceutical, including vaccine, compositions for preventing and/or treating viral infections caused by PWD circovirus and the use of vectors for preventing and/or treating diseases also are provided.04-09-2009
20110014221HIV COMBINATION VACCINE AND PRIME BOOST - Provided is a novel, combination prime-boost vaccine against HIV/AIDS that induces long-lasting humoral, cell-mediated and mucosal immune responses against HIV.01-20-2011
20110014220HUMAN RESPIRATORY SYNCYTIAL VIRUS (RSV) VACCINE - The present invention relates to a vaccine composition against the infection of human respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) comprising a replication-defective recombinant adenovirus carrying a nucleotide sequence encoding the F protein of RSV or fragment thereof. A method of preventing RSV infection-related diseases using the vaccine composition of the present invention is also provided.01-20-2011
20110014219Norovirus and Sapovirus antigens - Immunogenic compositions that elicit immune responses against Norovirus and Sapovirus antigens are described. In particular, the invention relates to polynucleotides encoding one or more capsid proteins or other immunogenic viral polypeptides from one or more strains of Norovirus and/or Sapovirus, coexpression of such immunogenic viral polypeptides with adjuvants, and methods of using the polynucleotides in applications including immunization and production of immunogenic viral polypeptides and viral-like particles (VLPs). Methods for producing Norovirus- or Sapovirus-derived multiple epitope fusion antigens or polyproteins and immunogenic compositions comprising one or more immunogenic polypeptides, polynucleotides, VLPs, and/or adjuvants are also described. The immunogenic compositions of the invention may also contain antigens other than Norovirus or Sapovirus antigens, including antigens that can be used in immunization against pathogens that cause diarrheal diseases, such as antigens derived from rotavirus.01-20-2011
20120308592Immunogenic HPV L2-Containing VLPs and Related Compositions, Constructs, and Therapeutic Methods - The invention provides immunotherapeutic and prophylactic bacteriophage viral-like particle (VLPs) which are useful in the treatment and prevention of human papillomavirus (HPV) infections and related disorders, including cervical cancer and persistent infections associated with HPV. Related compositions (e.g. vaccines), nucleic acid constructs, and therapeutic methods are also provided. VLPs and related compositions of the invention induce high titer antibody responses against HPV L2 and protect against HPV challenge in vivo. VLPs, VLP-containing compositions, and therapeutic methods of the invention induce an immunogenic response against HPV infection, confer immunity against HPV infection, protect against HPV infection, and reduce the likelihood of infection by HPV infection.12-06-2012
20090269367METHODS AND COMPOUNDS FOR MITIGATING PATHOGENIC OUTBREAKS USING REPLIKIN COUNT CYCLES - The present invention provides methods of predicting increases in pathogenic virulence, morbidity, and/or mortality or expansion in pathogen populations within regions or into new regions by identifying cycles or ratios of increasing concentrations of a family of small peptides expressed in pathogens and provides compounds comprising the small peptides for treatment and prevention of pathogenic outbreaks.10-29-2009
20090269366T CELL EPITOPE PEPTIDES OF 6B11 OVARIAN CANCER ANTI-IDIOTYPIC ANTIBODY - The present invention provides two T-cell epitode peptides of anti-idiotype antibody 6B11 of ovarian cancer, the sequences of which are shown in SEQ ID NO:3 or 6. The present invention also provides the use of such T-cell epitope peptides in the manufacture of vaccines against ovarian cancer and in the treatment and prevention of ovarian cancer. The T-cell epitope peptides of the present invention could specifically kill ovarian cancer cells which are OC166-9 positive, and could find a wide use in the treatment and prevention of ovarian cancer.10-29-2009
20090074804VERO CELL-BASED INFLUENZA VIRUS STRAINS AND VACCINES - The present invention relates to isolated influenza virus strains suitable for increased vaccine production for mammals. The influenza virus strains contain at least one modified influenza protein that results in increased production of the influenza virus from a mammalian host cell, such as a vero cell. The present invention also relates to the vaccines produced from the influenza virus strains. The present invention further relates to isolated modified influenza proteins and isolated nucleic acid molecules that encode for the modified influenza proteins.03-19-2009
20130064844NON-SPLICING VARIANTS OF GP350/220 - Compositions comprising gp350 variant DNA and amino acid sequences are provided, as are vectors and host cells containing such sequences. Also provided is a process for producing homogeneous gp350 protein recombinantly and in the absence of production of gp220 protein, pharmaceutical compositions containing such protein and prophylactic treatments making use of such proteins.03-14-2013
20130064843Identification of conserved peptide blocks in homologous polypeptides - Methods for identifying at least one conserved peptide block in three or more homologous polypeptides are provided and compositions comprising conserved peptides are provided. More particularly, methods for selecting conserved peptides in variable viral polypeptides for use in immunogenic compositions are provided.03-14-2013
20090263412Non-Splicing Variants of gp350/220 - Compositions comprising gp350 variant DNA and amino acid sequences are provided, as are vectors and host cells containing such sequences. Also provided is a process for producing homogeneous gp350 protein recombinantly and in the absence of production of gp220 protein, pharmaceutical compositions containing such protein and prophylactic treatments making use of such proteins.10-22-2009
20090269365IMMUNOGENIC VACCINIA PEPTIDES AND METHODS OF USING SAME - The invention provides specific proteins encoded by the vaccinia genome that elicit an immune memory response and can be used for vaccines directed against variola (smallpox), monkeypox and other poxviruses. The invention provides antigens, polypeptides comprising antigens, polynucleotides encoding the polypeptides, vectors, and recombinant viruses containing the polynucleotides, antigen-presenting cells (APCs) presenting the polypeptides, immune cells directed against the epitopes, and pharmaceutical compositions. The invention additionally provides methods, including methods for preventing and treating infection, for killing infected cells, for inhibiting viral replication, for enhancing secretion of antiviral and/or immunomodulatory lymphokines, and for enhancing production of disease-specific antibody.10-29-2009
20090010955Vaccines Containing Canine Parvovirus Genetic Variants - Canine parvovirus vaccines and diagnostics and methods for their use are provided. The vaccines are effective against emerging dominant canine parvovirus variants.01-08-2009
20090010954PREVENTION AND TREATMENT OF SUB-CLINICAL PCVD - The present invention relates to the use of an immunogenic composition comprising a porcine circovirus type 2 (PCV2) antigen for the prevention and treatment of sub-clinical PCV2 infection in animals, preferably in pigs.01-08-2009
20120237535Therapeutic Compositions For The Treatment of HPV-Induced Diseases - The invention relates to immunogenic conjugates comprising an immunogenic region of human papilloma virus E7 protein and the fibronectin EDA region, as well to compositions comprising said conjugates and to dendritic cells obtained by stimulation with said conjugates and compositions. Moreover, the invention relates to methods for the treatment of diseases caused by the human papilloma virus (HPV) using said conjugates, compositions and dendritic cells.09-20-2012
20120045468Immunogenic Compositions and Uses Thereof - Disclosed are methods of producing a purified EV71 virus antigen. Also disclosed are related immunogenic compositions and immunization methods.02-23-2012
20120225090METHODS FOR ENHANCING ANTIGEN-SPECIFIC IMMUNE RESPONSES - Methods for delivering naked DNA vaccines to enhance immune responses, by improving transfection efficiency without safety concerns associated with live viral vectors, are described. A method may comprise administering to a mammalian subject an effective amount of a papillomavirus pseudovirion, wherein the papillomavirus pseudovirion comprises at least one papillomavirus capsid protein encapsidating a naked DNA vaccine, wherein the naked DNA vaccine comprises a first nucleic acid encoding at least one antigen, thereby enhancing the antigen specific immune response relative to administration of the naked DNA vaccine.09-06-2012
20090246216NOVEL ATTENUATED POLIOVIRUS - A novel and stable attenuated poliovirus, which replicates in neuroblastoma cells, is produced by engineering an indigenous replication element (cre), into the 5′ non-translated genomic region and inactivating the native cre element located in the coding region of 2C (mono-crePV). The stably attenuated poliovirus replicates in a neuroblastoma model (Neuro-2a10-01-2009
20110280899Novel Immunogenic Lipopeptides Comprising T-Helper And Cytotoxic T-Lymphocyte (CTL) Epitopes - The present invention provides synthetic immunogenic lipopeptide molecules comprising co-linear T-helper and CTL epitopes, and methods for their production and use in the generation of primary and secondary immune responses, and for the vaccination of animal subjects against particular CTL epitopes. More particularly, the present invention provides highly soluble lipopeptides wherein the lipid moiety is attached to the terminal side-chain group of an internal lysine or lysine analog, preferably to the terminal side-chain group of an internal diamino acid residue. Preferably the internal lysine or lysine analog is positioned between the T-helper epitope and the CTL epitope.11-17-2011
20110171244RECOMBINANT PROTEIN CARRYING HUMAN PAPILLOMAVIRUS EPITOPES INSERTED IN AN ADENYLATE CYCLASE PROTEIN OR FRAGMENT THEREOF THERAPEUTIC USES THEREOF - The invention relates to a recombinant protein comprising one or several polypeptides bearing one or several epitopes of one or several HPV antigens, said polypeptides being inserted in the same or different permissive sites of an adenylate cyclase (CyaA) protein or of a fragment thereof, wherein said CyaA fragment retains the property of said adenylate cyclase protein to target Antigen Presenting Cells. It also concerns polynucleotides encoding the same. The recombinant protein or the polynucleotide can be used for the design of therapeutic means against HPV infection or against its malignant effects.07-14-2011
20080279877HPV antigens, vaccine compositions, and related methods - The present invention relates to the intersection of the fields of immunology and protein engineering, and particularly to antigens and vaccines useful in prevention of infection by human papilloma virus. Provided are recombinant protein antigens, compositions, and methods for the production and use of such antigens and vaccine compositions.11-13-2008
20090068212Proteins derived from white spot syndrome virus and uses thereof - Embodiments of the present invention generally relate to proteins derived from white spot syndrome virus, nucleic acid sequences encoding them, and their use in the manufacture of a vaccine for prophylaxis and/or treatment of white spot syndrome in crustaceans.03-12-2009
20090297547PHARMACEUTICAL COMPOSITION CONTAINING THE NMB0938 PROTEIN - The present invention is related to field of medicine, particularly to the development of pharmaceutical formulation containing NMB0938 protein. Formulation described in this invention is able to confer protection against different diseases caused or not by pathogenic agents. NMB0938 protein was identified as a 12-03-2009
20120288515SYNTHETIC LONG PEPTIDE (SLP)-BASED VACCINES - Synthetic long peptides and an adjuvant are formulated together and administered to a subject in order to raise an immune response. In certain embodiments, the adjuvant is GLA.11-15-2012
20130022632RECOMBINANT FELINE LEUKEMIA VIRUS VACCINE CONTAINING OPTIMIZED FELINE LEUKEMIA VIRUS ENVELOPE GENE - The present invention provides vectors that contain and express in vivo or in vitro FeLV antigens that elicit an immune response in animal or human against FeLV, compositions comprising said vectors and/or FeLV polypeptides, methods of vaccination against FeLV, and kits for use with such methods and compositions.01-24-2013
20110318376RECOMBINANT EXPRESSION OF SELF-FOLDING NEUTRALIZING EPITOPE-BEARING SUBDOMAINS OF THE RESPIRATORY SYNCYTIAL VIRUS ATTACHMENT AND FUSION PROTEINS - The present invention is directed to self-folding, soluble, stable RSV G and F polypeptides that contain a neutralizing epitope. Fusion proteins and immunogenic conjugates containing the RSV G and F polypeptides, along with recombinant transgenes and vectors, and host cells suitable for expression of such genetic constructs are also disclosed. Use of the RSV G and F polypeptides, fusion proteins, immunogenic conjugates, or a pharmaceutical composition containing the same, is contemplated for inducing a protective immune response against RSV.12-29-2011
20110300168COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR INDUCING AN IMMUNE RESPONSE AGAINST INFLUENZA ANTIGENS - This disclosure provides compositions and methods for inducing an immune response against influenza antigens, for example in elderly populations, as well as a sensitive artificial antigen presenting cell (aAPC) stimulation assay that can be used for expansion and analysis of multiple antigen specific T cell populations simultaneously.12-08-2011
20110287044RECOMBINANT CLASSICAL SWINE FEVER VIRUS (CSFV) COMPRISING A MODIFIED E2 PROTEIN AND METHODS FOR GENERATING SAID RECOMBINANT CSFV - The invention relates to a recombinant classical swine fever virus (CSFV). A preferred recombinant CSFV comprises a deletion of at least one amino acid in a “TAVSPTTLR” domain of the E2 protein. The invention further relates to a vaccine comprising the recombinant CSFV, a method for generating a recombinant CSFV, and use of a recombinant CSFV.11-24-2011
20110293651HPV E6 protein T cell epitopes and uses thereof - The present invention is directed to the examination of the pattern of immunodominant T cell epitopes in the E6 protein of Human Papilloma virus and its further characterization in terms of its amino acid sequence and Human Leukocyte Antigen restriction. These epitopes are identified based on their ability to induce specific T cell responses and therefore, are important as sources of antigens for immunotherapies to treat cervical and other cancers. The present invention contemplates identifying a number of similar epitopes restricted by a wide variety of Human Leukocyte Antigen types so that they can be used together to develop preventative or therapeutic vaccines, which can be used for the general human population. The present invention also contemplates using E6 peptides of Human Papilloma virus as a diagnosis method to predict the probability of developing persistent cervical neoplasia in an individual.12-01-2011
20110293649In Vivo Activation of Antigen Presenting Cells for Enhancement of Immune Responses Induced by Virus Like Particles - The invention relates to the finding that stimulation of antigen presenting cell (APC) activation using substances such as anti-CD40 antibodies or DNA oligomers rich in non-methylated C and G (CpGs) can dramatically enhance the specific T cell response obtained after vaccination with recombinant virus like particles (VLPs) coupled, fused or otherwise attached to antigens. While vaccination with recombinant VLPs fused to a cytotoxic T cell (CTL) epitope of lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus induced low levels cytolytic activity only and did not induce efficient anti-viral protection, VLPs injected together with anti-CD40 antibodies or CpGs induced strong CTL activity and full anti-viral protection. Thus, stimulation of APC-activation through antigen presenting cell activators such as anti-CD40 antibodies or CpGs can exhibit a potent adjuvant effect for vaccination with VLPs coupled, fused or attached otherwise to antigens.12-01-2011
20100189731RECOMBINANT AVIAN INFLUENZA VACCINE AND USES THEREOF - The present invention encompasses influenza vaccines, in particular avian influenza vaccines. The vaccine may be a subunit vaccine based on the hemagglutinin of influenza. The hemagglutinin may be expressed in plants including duckweed. The invention also encompasses recombinant vectors encoding and expressing influenza antigens, epitopes or immunogens which can be used to protect animals against influenza. It encompasses also a vaccination regimen compatible with the DIVA strategy, including a prime-boost scheme using vector and subunit vaccines.07-29-2010
20100055121BRACHYURY POLYPEPTIDES AND METHODS FOR USE - It is disclosed herein that Brachyury is expressed in human tumors, specifically in tumors of the small intestine, stomach, kidney, bladder, uterus, ovary, and testes, as well as in lung, colon and prostate carcinomas. Immunogenic Brachyury polypeptides are disclosed herein. These polypeptides can be used in diagnostic assays for Brachyury expression, as well as for inducing an immune response to Brachyury. Polynucleotides encoding the immunogenic Brachyury polypeptides, vectors including these polypeptides, host cells transformed with these vectors, and methods of using these polypeptides, polynucleotides, vectors, and host cells are provided. Methods of diagnosing a Brachyury-expressing cancer are also provided. Exemplary cancers include lung, colon, small intestine, stomach, kidney, bladder, uterus, ovary, and testes and prostate cancers. Methods of treating cancer are also disclosed.03-04-2010
20090311284Recombinant Viral Proteins And Particles - Disclosed are nucleic acids encoding fusion polypeptides containing the sequence of a Bamboo mosaic virus coat protein or a segment thereof; and an immunogenic heterologous fragment that is fused to the carrier fragment. Also disclosed are related chimeric bamboo mosaic virus particle, related expression vectors, related host cells, and related compositions. Methods of producing and using the fusion polypeptide or chimeric Bamboo mosaic virus particle are also disclosed.12-17-2009
20100034843IMMUNOGENIC COMPOSITIONS AND VACCINES FOR EBOLA - Using CTL epitopes to the Ebola GP, NP, VP24, VP30, VP35 and VP40 virion proteins, a method and composition for use in inducing an immune response which is protective against infection with Ebola virus is described.02-11-2010
20120189647POLYPEPTIDE SEQUENCE INVOLVED IN THE MODULATION OF THE IMMUNOSUPPRESIVE EFFECT OF VIRAL PROTEINS - Mutated viral ENV proteins having mutations in the immunosuppressive domain (ISU) of the transmembrane subunit (TM) have decreased immunosuppressive activity with respect to the wild-type ENV protein. Pharmaceutical compositions that include the protein and nucleic acids coding for the protein are also disclosed.07-26-2012
20110217327USE OF A PCV2 IMMUNOGENIC COMPOSITION FOR LESSENING CLINICAL SYMPTOMS IN PIGS - The present invention relates to the use of an immunogenic composition that comprises a porcine circovirus type 2 (PCV2) antigen for treatment of several clinical manifestations (diseases). Preferably, the clinical manifestations are associated with a PCV2 infection. Preferably, they include lymphadenopathy, lymphoid depletion and/or multinucleated/giant histiocytes. Moreover, the clinical symptoms include lymphadenopathy in combination with one or a multiple of the following symptoms in pigs: (1) interstitial pneumonia with interlobular edema, (2) cutaneous pallor or icterus, (3) mottled atrophic livers, (4) gastric ulcers, (5) nephritis and (6) reproductive disorders, e.g. abortion, stillbirths, mummies, etc. Furthermore the clinical symptoms include Pia like lesions, normally known to be associated with Lawsonia intracellularis infections.09-08-2011
20090098152Vaccines Containing Canine Parvovirus Genetic Variants - Canine parvovirus vaccines and diagnostics and methods for their use are provided.04-16-2009
20090208519Novel Neospora caninum Vaccine - is the causal agent of bovine neosporosis which results in high levels of abortion. The present study determined the protective efficacy of two 08-20-2009
20100111992CYTOMEGALOVIRUS PEPTIDES AND METHODS OF USE THEREOF - A method of modulating an immune response in a subject is disclosed. The invention is based on the discovery that an effective therapeutic strategy for ameliorating the symptoms of cytomegalovirus infection can be achieved by administering an effective amount of a CMV-derived peptide.05-06-2010
20090148468RAPID, EFFICIENT PURIFICATION OF HSV-SPECIFIC T-LYMPHOCYTES AND HSV ANTIGENS IDENTIFIED VIA SAME - Described is a method of identifying an immunologically active antigen of a virus that attacks skin, as well as a method of enriching a population of lymphocytes for T lymphocytes that are specific to a virus that attacks skin. Also provided are HSV antigens and epitopes that are useful for the prevention and treatment of HSV infection that have been identified via the methods of the invention. T-cells having specificity for antigens of the invention have demonstrated cytotoxic activity against cells loaded with virally-encoded peptide epitopes, and in many cases, against cells infected with HSV. The identification of immunogenic antigens responsible for T-cell specificity provides improved anti-viral therapeutic and prophylactic strategies. Compositions containing antigens or polynucleotides encoding antigens of the invention provide effectively targeted vaccines for prevention and treatment of HSV infection.06-11-2009
20090148467HERPES SIMPLEX VIRUS COMBINED SUBUNIT VACCINES AND METHODS OF USE THEREOF - This invention provides vaccines comprising two or more recombinant Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) proteins selected from a gD protein, a gC protein and a gE protein; and methods of impeding immune evasion by HSV thereby vaccinating a subject against HSV and treating, suppressing, inhibiting, and/or reducing an incidence of an HSV infection or a symptom or manifestation thereof, comprising administration of a vaccine of the present invention.06-11-2009
20100215680REPLIKIN PEPTIDES AND ANTIBODIES THEREFOR - The present invention provides a new class of peptides related to rapid replication and their use in diagnosing, preventing and treating disease.08-26-2010
20090311283Inducing cellular immune responses to hepatitis B virus using peptide and nucleic acid compositions - This invention uses our knowledge of the mechanisms by which antigen is recognized by T cells to develop epitope-based vaccines directed towards HBV. More specifically, this application communicates our discovery of pharmaceutical compositions and methods of use in the prevention and treatment of HBV infection.12-17-2009
20100215679METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR TREATING TULAREMIA - The disclosure provides an antigenic composition useful for immunization against tularemia. The disclosure provides a method for producing a vaccine for preventing tularemia in humans and animals, a new vaccine against tularemia in humans and animals, and a new approach to producing vaccines against tularemia.08-26-2010
20100119536Naturally Processed Measles Virus Peptides From Class II HLA Molecules - A preparation of peptides eluted from class II HLA molecules is disclosed. Methods of decreasing measles infections comprising inoculating human patients with a vaccine comprising one or more of the peptides and methods of diagnosing measles infections or immunity comprising analyzing human patients for the presence of one or more of the peptides or antibodies to the peptide(s) are also disclosed.05-13-2010
20100119535COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR IMMUNODOMINANT ANTIGENS - Contemplated compositions, devices, and methods comprise immunodominant antigens from selected human pathogens (05-13-2010
20110123560Infectious Bursal Disease Virus Antigenic Isolates And Vaccines - Antigenic isolates and vaccines for Infectious Bursal Disease Virus include variants of the molecular Group 6 family of IBDV isolates, in particular the 28-1 isolate.05-26-2011
20100080817HUMAN PAPILLOMAVIRUS / Ii-KEY HYBRIDS AND METHODS OF USE - The present invention is directed towards compositions comprising Ii-Key/HPV hybrid peptides. The hybrid peptides of the present invention are effective in the generation of CD4+ helper T cell immune responses directed towards the specific HPV epitopes encoded in the hybrid peptide. The inclusion of the Ii-key peptide in the hybrid causes the peptide to have greater immunogenicity as compared to control peptide. The inclusion of Ii-Key/HPV hybrid in a peptide vaccine formulation composing both HPV hybrid and HPV CTL epitope peptide (administered concurrently or sequentially) leads to a greater CTL activity against HPV CTL epitopes. The hybrid peptides of the present invention may be useful, for example, for the immunization of subjects against HPV.04-01-2010
20100291128NOVEL COMPOSITIONS AND VACCINES AGAINST INFLUENZA A AND INFLUENZA B INFECTIONS - Novel models of interactions of the Nonstructural Protein of influenza A and influenza B viruses (NS1A and NS1B, respectively) with dsRNA are presented. On the basis of the models, novel recombinant viruses and vaccines against influenza A and influenza B viruses are provided.11-18-2010
20090047302Chimaeric Human Papillomavirus 16 L1 Virus Like Particles and a Method for Preparing the Particles - A method for producing a chimaeric human papillomavirus (HPV) L1 polypeptide containing a heterologous peptide, and in particular, a HPV L2 peptide comprising the steps of introducing a DNA sequence coding for the heterologous peptide into a DNA sequence coding for the L1 polypeptide; introducing the DNA sequence including the sequences for the L1 polypeptide and heterologous peptide into a host cell in which the DNA sequence can be expressed; causing expression of the DNA sequence; and recovering the resulting chimaeric L1 polypeptide which includes the heterologous peptide. The invention also describes a vector for use in the method, a host cell containing the vector, and a vaccine including the chimaeric HPV L1 polypeptide produced according to the method.02-19-2009
20130216567AVIAN GROUP D ROTAVIRUS - The invention relates to a newly identified avian rotavirus D VP6 nucleotide sequence and uses thereof.08-22-2013
20110200630LIVE ATTENUATED VIRUS VACCINES FOR LA CROSSE VIRUS AND OTHER BUNYAVIRIDAE - The invention relates to vaccine compositions including CEV serogroup immunogens, attenuated and inactivated viruses of the CEV serogroup and chimeric Bunyaviridae. Also disclosed are methods of treating or preventing CEV serogroup infection in a mammalian host, methods of producing a subunit vaccine composition or an immunogenic composition, isolated polynucleotides comprising a nucleotide sequence encoding a CEV serogroup immunogen, methods for detecting La Crosse virus (LACV) infection in a biological sample and infectious chimeric Bunyaviridae.08-18-2011
20090280139Novel Norovirus Particle for Use as an Antiviral or Vaccine - Norovirus capsid protein monomers having only the P domain, and not the hinge or S domain, can assemble spontaneously into an icosahedral form herein called the P-particle. Factors affecting the formation and stability of the P-particle, as well as providing methods for diagnosing and treating Norovirus-infected individuals and creating a vaccine for prevention of Norovirus infection are presented.11-12-2009
20090104216Peptide-Based Influenza Vaccine Formulation - Peptide-based anti-influenza formulations against influenza A and B are disclosed. The peptides are derived from influenza-based epitopes. The formulations are based on peptide mixtures which may be formulated so that variability is present at particular residues. The formulations can be used to prepare vaccines for preventing influenza in human, avian, murine or equine animals.04-23-2009
20090285844NON-TOXIC MUTANTS OF PATHOGENIC GRAM-NEGATIVE BACTERIA - A method is provided for identifying, isolating, and producing htrB mutants of gram-negative bacterial pathogens. The method comprises mutating the htrB gene of a gram-negative bacterial pathogen so that there is a lack of a functional htrB protein, resulting in a mutant that lacks one or more secondary acyl chains contained in the wild type gram-negative bacterial pathogen, and displays substantially reduced toxicity as compared to the wild type strain. Also, the present invention provides methods for using a vaccine formulation containing the htrB mutant, the endotoxin isolated therefrom, or the endotoxin isolated therefrom which is then conjugated to a carrier protein, to immunize an individual against infections caused by gram-negative bacterial pathogens by administering a prophylactically effective amount of the vaccine formulation.11-19-2009
20100278852ANTIBODIES AGAINST AND METHODS FOR PRODUCING VACCINES FOR RESPIRATORY SYNCYTIAL VIRUS - The present invention relates to novel respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) F peptides and compositions comprising them. The present invention also relates to methods of evaluating anti-RSV antibody binding to F peptides. The present invention also relates to antibodies that immunospecifically bind to an F peptide of the present invention. The invention further provides methods and protocols for the administration of F peptides and/or antibodies that immunospecifically bind to F peptides for the prevention, neutralization, treatment of RSV infection. Additionally, the methods of the invention may be useful for the treatment, prevention and the amelioration of symptoms associated with RSV infection.11-04-2010
20100062014H3 EQUINE INFLUENZA A VIRUS - The invention provides an isolated H3 equine influenza A virus, as well as methods of preparing and using the virus, and genes or proteins thereof.03-11-2010
20120294879CONSENSUS SEQUENCE FOR INFLUENZA A VIRUS - Pandemic A(H1N1) continues its global spread, and vaccine production is a serious problem. Protection by current vaccines is limited by the mutational differences that rapidly accumulate in the circulating strains, especially in the virus surface proteins. New vaccine strategies are focusing at conserved regions of the viral internal proteins to produce T cell epitope-based vaccines. T cell responses have been shown to reduce morbidity and promote recovery in mouse models of influenza challenge. We previously reported 54 highly conserved sequences of NP, M1 and the polymerases of all human H1N1, H3N2, H1N2, and H5N1, and avian subtypes over the past 30 years. Sixty-three T cell epitopes elicited responses in HLA transgenic mice (A2, A24, B7, DR2, DR3 and DR4). These epitopes were compared to the 2007-2009 human H1N1 sequences to identify conserved and variant residues. Seventeen T cell epitopes of PB1, PB2, and M1 were selected as vaccine targets by analysis of sequence conservation and variability, functional avidity, non-identity to human peptides, clustered localization, and promiscuity to multiple HLA alleles. The vaccines composed of these epitopes, being highly conserved and temporally stable, would be useful for any avian or human influenza A virus.11-22-2012
20100221276CIRCOVIRUS SEQUENCES ASSOCIATED WITH PIGLET WEIGHT LOSS DISEASE (PWD) - The genome sequences and the nucleotide sequences coding for the PWD circovirus polypeptides, such as the circovirus structural and non-structural polypeptides, vectors including the sequences, and cells and animals transformed by the vectors are provided. Methods for detecting the nucleic acids or polypeptides, and kits for diagnosing infection by a PWD circovirus, also are provided. Method for selecting compounds capable of modulating the viral infection are further provided. Pharmaceutical, including vaccine, compositions for preventing and/or treating viral infections caused by PWD circovirus and the use of vectors for preventing and/or treating diseases also are provided.09-02-2010
20100136038NUCLEIC ACID AND AMINO ACID SEQUENCES OF INFECTIOUS SALMON ANAEMIA VIRUS AND THEIR USE AS VACCINES - The present invention provides the use of nucleic acid sequences and/or amino acid sequences in the preparation of a vaccine for the protection of fish against infectious salmon anaemia virus. Specifically, such vaccines contain at least one nucleic acid sequence which is derived from ISAV or synthetically prepared analogues thereof, or substantially homologous sequences. These nucleic acid sequences are transcripted and translated into peptide sequences which are incorporated into a vaccination strategy to induce and immune response to the surface antigens of ISAV and therefore ISAV itself. Therefore both the use of a vaccine against ISAV, and the incorporation of peptide sequences is herein described.06-03-2010
20080241179Structural proteins of fish pancreatic disease virus and uses thereof - The present invention relates to the structural proteins of the causative agent of Pancreatic Disease in fish, nucleotide sequences encoding said proteins, vaccines comprising said proteins or nucleotide sequences and diagnostic kits comprising said proteins or nucleotide sequences.10-02-2008
20110206710Recombinant lentiviral vector for expression of a flaviviridae protein and applications thereof as a vaccine - Use of a recombinant lentiviral vector comprising a polynucleotide fragment encoding at least one protein of a virus of the family Flaviviridae or an immunogenic peptide of at least 8 amino acids of said protein, for preparing a pharmaceutical composition intended for the prevention and/or the treatment of a Flaviviridae infection in a sensitive species.08-25-2011
20090169576INFLUENZA COMBINATORIAL ANTIGEN VACCINE - The invention provides a combinatorial influenza vaccine composition for use in providing prophylactic protection in humans against influenza viruses or animals, and a method of producing the vaccine.07-02-2009
20080279878Compositions of Hsp60 Peptides and Viral Antigens for Vaccination and Diagnosis - The present invention provides improved vaccines comprising an isolated viral antigenic peptide and a synthetic peptide derived from a T cell epitope of HSP60. The invention includes mixtures where the peptide serves as an adjuvant as well as conjugates where the peptide is covalently linked to the viral antigen. The known synthetic peptide carrier, p458, provides significantly improved immunogenicity for synthetic viral epitopes and analogs. Ec27 is a novel peptide derived from HSP60 which increases the immunogenicity substantially of the viral antigen both as a mixture or a covalent conjugate. Some of the isolated viral epitopes are novel and are claimed for diagnostic as well as therapeutic or prophylactic uses.11-13-2008
20080311143CONSTRUCTION OF CHIMERA PRRSV, COMPOSITIONS AND VACCINE PREPARATIONS - Chimeric replicons of North American Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome Virus (PRRSV) containing the 5′ sequence of an avirulent strain of PRRSV and a 3′ sequence of a virulent strain of PRRSV are provided. Further provided is a method of producing attenuated PRRSV from the chimeric replicon. Also provided are compositions containing the replicon or attenuated virus. Vaccines and a method of vaccinating pigs against PRRSV are also provided.12-18-2008
20080274131Molecular antigen arrary - The present invention is related to the fields of molecular biology, virology, immunology and medicine. The invention provides a composition comprising an ordered and repetitive antigen or antigenic determinant array. The invention also provides a process for producing an antigen or antigenic determinant in an ordered and repetitive array. The ordered and repetitive antigen or antigenic determinant is useful in the production of vaccines for the treatment of infectious diseases, the treatment of allergies and as a pharmaccine to prevent or cure cancer and to efficiently induce self-specific immune responses, in particular antibody responses.11-06-2008
20080286294Nodavirus-Vlp Immunization Composition - The present invention relates to an immunogenic composition for fish comprising nodavirus virus-like particles (VLPs) formed with nodavirus capsid protein assembly, for use as a vaccine. This composition is suitable for administration to fish via the intramuscular or intraperitoneal route, or by bath and/or via the oral route. The invention also relates to the use of such VPLs for the manufacturing of a vaccine for treating or preventing fish against a nodavirus infection. Fish farming baths and concentrates comprising the nodavirus VLP composition, as well as fish farming methods, are also encompassed in the present invention.11-20-2008
20120070455INFLUENZA VACCINE - The present invention discloses isolated peptides encoding an antigen or fragments thereof from the N-terminus of hemagglutinin protein of influenza, methods for isolating such antigens and specific uses thereof. The peptide can be used as a vaccine to generate an antibody response that neutralizes influenza infectivtty against a variety of influenza strains.03-22-2012
20120070454DENGUE VACCINE, PHARMACEUTICAL COMPOSITION COMPRISING THE SAME, NUCLEOTIDE SEQUENCE AND ANTIBODY COMPOSITION - The present invention relates to a dengue vaccine, a pharmaceutical composition comprising the same, a nucleotide sequence, and an antibody composition. The dengue vaccine of the present invention includes chimeric nonstructural protein 1, which comprises N-terminus of DV NS1 from amino-acid residues 1 to 270 and C-terminus of JEV NS1 from amino-acid residues 271 to 352 (designated DJ NS1). Therefore, the dengue vaccine without autoimmunity according to the present invention is able to avoid cross-reactions with endothelial cells and platelets, and is able to shorten the bleeding time.03-22-2012
20090136532Vaccine for Avian Influenza and Methods of Use - The subject invention pertains to influenza vaccines and particularly avian influenza vaccines (AIV). The invention includes methods for preparing transgenic plant cells to express know HA1 polypeptides having specified homologies that are used to prepare vaccine compositions and methods for inducing protective immunity in an individual, animal, mammal or human.05-28-2009
20090136531HPV E6 protein T cell epitopes and uses thereof - The present invention is directed to the examination of the pattern of immunodominant T cell epitopes in the E6 protein of Human Papilloma virus and its further characterization in terms of its amino acid sequence and Human Leukocyte Antigen restriction. These epitopes are identified based on their ability to induce specific T cell responses and therefore, are important as sources of antigens for immunotherapies to treat cervical and other cancers. The present invention contemplates identifying a number of similar epitopes restricted by a wide variety of Human Leukocyte Antigen types so that they can be used together to develop preventative or therapeutic vaccines, which can be used for the general human population.05-28-2009
20090028889Novel Polypeptide Ligands For Toll-Like Receptor 2 (TLR2) - The present invention provides novel polypeptide ligands for Toll-like Receptor 2 (TLR2). Preferrably, the novel polypeptide ligands modulate TLR2 signaling and thereby regulate the Innate Immune Response. The invention also provides vaccines comprising the novel polypeptide TLR2 ligands and an antigen. The invention further provides methods of modulating TLR2 signaling using the polypeptide ligands or vaccines of the invention.01-29-2009
20130216566Vectors expressing SARS immunogens, compositions containing such vectors or expression products thereof, methods and assays for making and using - SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome virus, a coronavirus) immunogens, antigens, or epitopes, nucleic acid molecules encoding such immunogens, antigens, or epitopes; vectors containing such nucleic acid molecules, e.g., viral vectors such as baculovirus vectors, DNA vectors, such as DNA plasmid vectors, e.g., DNA plasmids that express a nucleic acid molecule in a mammalian cell, uses for such immunogens, antigens or epitopes and vectors, e.g., as an active component immunogenic, immunological or vaccine compositions, or to generate antibodies, such as monoclonal antibodies, and methods for making, and using such immunogens, antigens or epitopes, vectors, antibodies, including in methods for eliciting an immunological or immunogenic or vaccine response, as well as in assays or diagnostic kits or methods, are discussed, as well as a seamless fusion of sequences in a plasmid or vector, e.g., a sequence encoding a leader sequence and a sequence encoding a protein, epitope or immunogen or antigen.08-22-2013
20130122032RECOMBINANT NANOPARTICLE RSV F VACCINE FOR RESPIRATORY SYNCYTIAL VIRUS - The present invention is generally related to modified or mutated respiratory syncytial virus fusion (F) proteins and methods for making and using them, including immunogenic compositions such as vaccines for the treatment and/or prevention of RSV infection.05-16-2013
20090053256Poxvirus Methods And Compositions - Methods and compositions for inducing immune responses against poxviruses are disclosed. The compositions include nucleic acids that encode modified vaccinia and variola antigens. Compositions that include recombinant vaccinia and variola polypeptides are also disclosed.02-26-2009
20090053257REPLIKIN PEPTIDES AND USES THEREOF - 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.02-26-2009
20090220535THERAPEUTIC AND PROPHYLACTIC VACCINE FOR THE TREATMENT AND PREVENTION OF PAPILLOMAVIRUS INFECTION - Embodiments of the present invention provide compositions including a complexes of papillomavirus capsid polypeptide L2 and polypeptide including an immunotherapeutic epitope, and GST fusions thereof. Other embodiments also provide complexes comprising chimeras of papillomavirus L2 polypeptides non-covalently associated with papillomavirus L1 polypeptides, and GST fusions thereof. These compositions may be used to elicit immune responses in a patient to papillomavirus. Therapeutic and prophylactic vaccines for the prevention and treatment of viral infection, especially papillomavirus infection and cervical cancers and warts associated therewith, made from compositions of this invention, are also disclosed. Nucleic acids and expression vectors coding for compositions are also disclosed.09-03-2009
20080260765HPV DNA Vaccines and Methods of Use Thereof - Human papillomavirus (HPV) infection is the etiological factor for cervical cancer. Provided are HPV vaccines that generate a humoral immune response to prevent new infection, as well as cell-mediated immunotherapy to eliminate established infection or HPV-related disease. HPV vaccines include nucleic acid sequences encoding HPV16 early proteins E6 and E7. Additional nucleic acid sequences in the vaccines include sequences encoding calreticulin and/or the HPV16 late protein L2. Methods using these vaccines are provided that result in therapeutic effects.10-23-2008
20080260764REPLIKIN PEPTIDES AND USES THEREOF - The present invention provides isolated influenza peptides and nucleic acid sequences and methods of identifying said influenza peptides and nucleic acid sequences having a pattern of substitution of amino acids or nucleic acids in highly conserved Replikin and Replikin Scaffold sequences that is predictive of rapid replication and virulence. Methods of predicting virulence in emerging influenza strains are provided comprising identifying peptides and nucleic acid sequences having the predictive pattern of substitution.10-23-2008
20080260763High Throughput Proteomics - Methods to obtain expression systems and proteins in a high-throughput protocol by utilizing mixtures of cells cultured from those transformed with a desired nucleotide sequence permit rapid production of protein for use in arrays to assess activity. In one embodiment, the proteins (or peptides) in the array are assessed for their immunological activity with regard to an infectious agent.10-23-2008
20100003273NUCLEIC ACID VACCINES FOR PREVENTION OF FLAVIVIRUS INFECTION - The present invention encompasses isolated nucleic acids containing transcriptional units which encode a signal sequence of one flavivirus and an immunogenic flavivirus antigen of a second flavivirus. The invention further encompasses a nucleic acid and protein vaccine and the use of the vaccine to immunize a subject against flavivirus infection. The invention also provides antigens encoded by nucleic acids of the invention, antibodies elicited in response to the antigens and use of the antigens and/or antibodies in detecting flavivirus or diagnosing flavivirus infection.01-07-2010
20090117140Human papilloma virus dominant CD4 T cell epitopes and uses thereof - Provided herein are methods of determining immunodominant T cell epitopes within a protein expressed in an individual and immunotherapy directed towards a protein in an individual using these determined epitopes. The method comprises administering autologous dendritic cells pulsed with a recombinant protein to the individual, establishing T-cell lines therefrom and incubating the T cell lines with representative peptides from the protein to measure and identify those peptides from the protein inducing the T cell response. Also provided are synthetic or recombinant peptides or immunogenic compositions thereof comprising the identified peptide(s) or peptides of similar sequence and a method of preventing or treating a pathophysiological condition.05-07-2009
20100189732CIRCOVIRUS SEQUENCES ASSOCIATED WITH PIGLET WEIGHT LOSS DISEASE (PWD) - The genome sequences and the nucleotide sequences coding for the PWD circovirus polypeptides, such as the circovirus structural and non-structural polypeptides, vectors including the sequences, and cells and animals transformed by the vectors are provided. Methods for detecting the nucleic acids or polypeptides, and kits for diagnosing infection by a PWD circovirus, also are provided. Method for selecting compounds capable of modulating the viral infection are further provided. Pharmaceutical, including vaccine, compositions for preventing and/or treating viral infections caused by PWD circovirus and the use of vectors for preventing and/or treating diseases also are provided.07-29-2010
20100189734CIRCOVIRUS SEQUENCES ASSOCIATED WITH PIGLET WEIGHT LOSS DISEASE (PWD) - The genome sequences and the nucleotide sequences coding for the PWD circovirus polypeptides, such as the circovirus structural and non-structural polypeptides, vectors including the sequences, and cells and animals transformed by the vectors are provided. Methods for detecting the nucleic acids or polypeptides, and kits for diagnosing infection by a PWD circovirus, also are provided. Method for selecting compounds capable of modulating the viral infection are further provided. Pharmaceutical, including vaccine, compositions for preventing and/or treating viral infections caused by PWD circovirus and the use of vectors for preventing and/or treating diseases also are provided.07-29-2010
20080299140Immunogenic Composition and Peptide Sequences for Prevention and Treatment of an Hsv Condition - Immunogenic composition comprising at least one Herpes Simplex Virus type 1 (HSV-1) and/or type 2 (HSV-2) peptide sequence hearing at least one epitope from glycoprotein D (gD) and/or glycoprotein B (gB), a pharmaceutical carrier and/or a human compatible adjuvant, peptide sequences and uses thereof for prevention or treatment of an HSV condition.12-04-2008
20100255021TRUNCATED L1 PROTEIN OF HUMAN PAPILLOMAVIRUS TYPE 6 - The invention relates to a truncated L1 protein of the Human Papillomavirus Type 6, a virus-like particle consisting of the protein, a vaccine comprising said virus-like particle, and the use of the vaccine in the prevention of condyloma acuminatum or HPV infections.10-07-2010
20080213293Prevention and Treatment of Recurrent Respiratory Papillomatosis - Juvenile-onset recurrent respiratory papillomatosis is treated using active vaccination or passive immune therapy of neutralizing antibodies against HPV L2 neutralizing epitopes.09-04-2008
20100183650Antigen Delivery Vectors and Constructs - The present invention relates to fluorocarbon vectors for the delivery of antigens to immunoresponsive target cells. It further relates to fluorocarbon vector-antigen constructs and the use of such vectors associated with antigens as vaccines and immunotherapeutics in animals.07-22-2010
20120141520RECOMBINANT SUBUNIT WEST NILE VIRUS VACCINE FOR PROTECTION OF HUMAN SUBJECTS - A West Nile virus vaccine for human use is described that preferably contains a recombinantly produced form of truncated West Nile virus envelope glycoprotein and aluminum adjuvant. The vaccine is acceptable for use in the general population, including immunosuppressed, immunocompromised, and immunosenescent individuals. The vaccine is safe and effective for use in all healthy and at-risk populations. A pharmaceutically acceptable vehicle may also be included in the vaccine.06-07-2012
20120141518Human Parvovirus: Bocavirus - Provided herein are sequences of the genomes and encoded proteins of a new human parvovirus, Bocavirus-2, and variants thereof. Also provided are methods of detecting the Bocavirus-2 and diagnosing Bocavirus-2 infection, methods of treating or preventing Bocavirus-2 infection, and methods for identifying anti-Bocavirus-2 compounds.06-07-2012
20120141519REAGENTS AND METHODS FOR DETECTING INFLUENZA VIRUS PROTEINS - Two universally conserved sequences from influenza type A neuraminidases were identified by large scale sequence analysis then chemically modified and conjugated to carrier proteins to generate mono-specific and monoclonal antibodies. The two antibodies, one targeting the N-terminus of the type A neuraminidase and the other sequence close to enzymatic active site, were capable of binding to all 9 subtypes of neuraminidase while demonstrating remarkable specificity against the viral neuraminidase sequences since no cross-reactivity against allantoic proteins was observed. Quantitative analyses of NA using slot blot suggest that the antibodies can be used for NA antigen quantitation in vaccines. These represent the first time the antibody-based immunoassay can be used for NA quantitative determination.06-07-2012
20090258032METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS TARGETING VIRAL AND CELLULAR ITAM MOTIFS, AND USE OF SAME IN IDENTIFYING COMPOUNDS WITH THERAPEUTIC ACTIVITY - This invention provides methods of treating, reducing the incidence of, and inhibiting metastasis formation of carcinomas, sarcomas, Epstein-Barr virus-induced malignancies, B cell proliferative disorders, and mast cell activation disorders, comprising administering to a subject a compound that inhibits an interaction of a first protein and an immunoreceptor tyrosine-based activation motif (ITAM) of a second protein, and screening methods for identifying ITAM-inhibitory compounds and peptides. This invention also provides peptides that inhibit signaling by ITAMs.10-15-2009
20120034253Influenza Vaccines, Antigens, Compositions, and Methods - The present invention relates to the intersection of the fields of immunology and protein engineering, and particularly to antigens and compositions useful in inducing or enhancing an immune response agains influenza antigens. Provided are recombinant protein antigens, compositions, and methods for the production of such antigens in plants. In some embodiments, influenza antigens include hemagglutinin polypeptides, neuraminidase polypeptides, and/or combinations thereof.02-09-2012
20100221275PROTECTION OF AN ANIMAL AGAINST PESTIVIRUS INFECTION - This invention involves compositions and methods for protecting animals from 09-02-2010
20090208520PRRSV GP5 BASED COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS - The disclosure includes compositions and methods for the production of an immune response against porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) virus, or PRRSV. The disclosure is based in part on the use of two or more peptide domains, each with a different sequence, from the PRRSV GP5 protein ectodomain. Compositions and methods comprising polypeptides containing the two or more domains, or nucleic acids encoding them, are described.08-20-2009
20130129762MARKER VACCINE FOR CLASSICAL SWINE FEVER - The invention relates to a marker vaccine for prophylactic treatment of classical swine fever comprising modified live attenuated classical swine fever virus. The viral amino acid sequence of the TAV-epitope of the E2 protein comprises a different sequence from that of a wild-type classical swine fever virus. The invention relates to pharmaceutical compositions of the marker vaccine. The invention also relates to a method of manufacturing marker vaccines for prevention of classical swine fever using selective antibody pressure.05-23-2013
20100297161IMMUNOPROTECTIVE INFLUENZA ANTIGEN AND ITS USE IN VACCINATION - The present invention relates to an influenza antigen, comprising a fusion product of at least the extracellular part of a conserved influenza membrane protein or a functional fragment thereof and a presenting carrier, which may be a presenting (poly)peptide or a non-peptidic structure, such as glycans, peptide mimetics, synthetic polymers. The invention further relates to a vaccine against influenza, comprising at least an antigen of the invention, optionally in the presence of one or more excipients. The invention also relates to use of the antigen, a method for preparing the antigen and acceptor cells expressing the antigen.11-25-2010
20100303847COMPOSITIONS OF TOLL-LIKE RECEPTOR AGONISTS AND PAPILLOMAVIRUS ANTIGENS AND METHODS OF USE THEREOF - Compositions that include at least one protein that activates a Toll-like Receptor and includes at least a portion of at least one Toll-like Receptor agonist and at least a portion of at least one papillomavirus suppressor binding protein, papillomavirus transforming protein and papillomavirus capsid protein can be employed in methods that stimulate an immune response in a subject, in particular, a protective immune response in a subject. Compositions can further include an adjuvant and a carrier protein.12-02-2010
20130136759ANTI-RSV IMMUNOGENS AND METHODS OF IMMUNIZATION - Immunogenic polypeptides corresponding to one or more RSV G glycoproteins, or analogues thereof, are provided as components of vaccines. The inventive compositions are useful as both a prophylactic and therapeutic for the prevention and treatment of RSV infections and associated pulmonary or other diseases. The inventive immunogens include regions of the RSV G protein, specifically, amino acid residues 164-176 of RSV G A2 protein or analogues thereof. This inventive immunogen is operable alone or in combination with other polypeptides such as the RSV G protein amino acid residues 155-206, or other vaccines such as live RSV vaccines, or inactivated RSV vaccines or immunogenic analogues thereof.05-30-2013
20100310591Ii-KEY HYBRID PEPTIDES THAT MODULATE THE IMMUNE RESPONSE TO INFLUENZA - The present invention provides an MHC class II antigen presentation enhancing hybrid polypeptide. The hybrid has an N-terminus comprising the mammalian Ii-key peptide LRMKLPKPPKPVSKMR (SEQ ID NO: 1) and modifications thereof which retain antigen presentation enhancing activity, a C-terminus comprising an antigenic epitope in the form of a polypeptide or peptidomimetic structure which binds to the antigenic peptide binding site of an MHC class II molecule, and an intervening chemical structure covalently linking the N-terminal and C-terminal components. In a particular embodiment, the hybrid peptides of the present invention comprise influenza MHC class II epitopes identified herein as being effective in generating an immune response and provide immunity to the individual.12-09-2010
20100226934CIRCOVIRUS SEQUENCES ASSOCIATED WITH PIGLET WEIGHT LOSS DISEASE (PWD) - The genome sequences and the nucleotide sequences coding for the PWD circovirus polypeptides, such as the circovirus structural and non-structural polypeptides, vectors including the sequences, and cells and animals transformed by the vectors are provided. Methods for detecting the nucleic acids or polypeptides, and kits for diagnosing infection by a PWD circovirus, also are provided. Method for selecting compounds capable of modulating the viral infection is further provided. Pharmaceutical, including vaccines, compositions for preventing and/or treating viral infections caused by PWD circovirus and the use of vectors for preventing and/or treating diseases also are provided.09-09-2010
20090068215HERPES SIMPLEX VIRUS MUTANT ICP0 PROTEIN - A mutant virus of herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) can include a mutant protein involved in replication so as to impair or inhibit replication of HSV-1. The mutant HSV-1 can have a mutation in at least one phosphorylation site of a protein involved in replication in order to inhibit phosphorylation of the site so as to prohibit or impair replication of HSV-1 and/or the clinical severity of HSV-1-mediated diseases. The mutant protein can be a mutant ICP0 that has reduced or inhibited posttranslational phosphorylation. The mutant HSV-1 and/or mutant ICP0 can be used in vaccines or other pharmaceutical preparations to treat, limit and/or prevent HSV-1 infection. The mutant HSV-1 and/or mutant ICP0 can also be used in screening and/or developing anti-HSV-1 agents.03-12-2009
20090068213Early detection of flaviviruses using the NS1 glycoprotein - The invention concerns a method for early detection of a flavivirus-induced infection, comprising the detection of the flavivirus non-structural glycoprotein NS1 in a biological sample during the clinical phase of the infection, by an immunological method using at least two identical or different antibodies, the first antibody consisting of polyclonal or monoclonal antibodies pre-selected for their high affinity for said NS1 protein hexameric in shape.03-12-2009
20090035325CANINE INFLUENZA VIRUS AND RELATED COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS OF USE - The present invention provides an isolated canine influenza virus of subtype H3N8 comprising an HA having SEQ ID NO: 4 or an amino acid sequence that is greater than 99% identical to SEQ ID NO: 4, with the proviso that the amino acids at positions 94 and 233 are identical to SEQ ID NO: 4; a composition comprising attenuated or inactivated virus; isolated or purified HA, NM, NP, M1, NS1, PA, PB1, and PB2 proteins and fragments thereof and compositions comprising same or nucleic acids, optionally as part of a vector, encoding same; and a method of inducing an immune response to canine influenza virus in an animal comprising administering to the animal an aforementioned composition.02-05-2009
20110033489Circovirus sequences associated with piglet weight loss disease (PWD) - The genome sequences and the nucleotide sequences coding for the PWD circovirus polypeptides, such as the circovirus structural and non-structural polypeptides, vectors including the sequences, and cells and animals transformed by the vectors are provided. Methods for detecting the nucleic acids or polypeptides, and kits for diagnosing infection by a PWD circovirus, also are provided. Method for selecting compounds capable of modulating the viral infection are further provided. Pharmaceutical, including vaccine, compositions for preventing and/or treating viral infections caused by PWD circovirus and the use of vectors for preventing and/or treating diseases also are provided.02-10-2011
20110033490COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR DIAGNOSING AND/OR TREATING INFLUENZA INFECTION - The present invention provides HA polypeptides (e.g., H1 HA polypeptides) that bind to umbrella-topology glycans, and reagents and methods relating thereto. The present invention provides binding agents that bind to HA polypeptides (e.g., H1 HA polypeptides), and reagents and methods relating thereto. The present invention provides interfering agents that inhibit the binding of HA polypeptides (e.g., H1 HA polypeptides) to HA receptors, and reagents and methods relating thereto. The present invention provides compositions and methods for treating, preventing, and/or diagnosing influenza infection utilizing HA polypeptides, HA polypeptide binding agents, HA polypeptide interfering agents, and/or vaccine compositions comprising any of the foregoing.02-10-2011
20110150912Avian influenza virus live attenuated vaccine and uses thereof - Described in this application are attenuated strains of avian influenza virus containing temperature sensitive mutations in addition to a genetic tag in the PB1 gene. The attenuated viruses are useful as avian and mammalian vaccine for protective immunity against homologous and heterologous lethal challenges with influenza virus. A genetically modified avian influenza virus backbone is described which can be used as a master donor strain for the generation of live attenuated vaccines for epidemic and pandemic influenza.06-23-2011
20110150914COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR DENGUE VIRUS (DV) TREATMENT AND VACCINATION - The invention relates to Dengue virus (DV) peptides and compositions thereof, and methods that employ Dengue virus (DV) peptides and compositions thereof. The invention includes among other things, methods of treating Dengue virus (DV) infection or pathology, which include, for example, administering Dengue virus (DV) peptide T cell epitope, to treat a Dengue virus (DV) infection or pathology. The invention includes among other things Dengue virus (DV) vaccination and immunization methods.06-23-2011
20110117118MOLECULES, COMPOSITIONS, METHODS AND KITS FOR APPLICATIONS ASSOCIATED WITH FLAVIVIRUSES - A method for controlling a flavivirus entry into a cell, kits for assaying the flavivirus entry into the cell, and methods of treating and preventing flaviviruses infections are disclosed, together with vaccine and pharmaceutical compositions.05-19-2011
20110212117INFLUENZA HEMAGGLUTININ AND NEURAMINIDASE VARIANTS - Polypeptides, polynucleotides, methods, compositions, and vaccines comprising influenza hemagglutinin and neuraminidase variants are provided.09-01-2011
20100183649METHOD OF PRODUCING VIRUS-LIKE PARTICLES OF PICORNAVIRUS USING A SMALL-UBIQUITIN-RELATED FUSION PROTEIN EXPRESSION SYSTEM - A method for producing picornaviral capsid protein complexes (e.g., picornavirus like particles) in 07-22-2010
20100040642NOVEL PEPTIDE ADJUVANT FOR INFLUENZA VACCINATION - The present disclosure generally relates to peptides having adjuvant properties, vaccines comprising the adjuvant peptides, and their use in prophylaxis or therapy for influenza. More particularly, the invention relates to adjuvant peptides that induce aggregation of influenza virus. The peptides can be included in influenza vaccines to increase the immune response to the vaccine.02-18-2010
20100055122CHIMERIC INFECTIOUS DNA CLONES, CHIMERIC PORCINE CIRCOVIRUSES AND USES THEREOF - The present invention relates to infectious DNA clones, infectious chimeric DNA clones of porcine circovirus (PCV), vaccines and means of protecting pigs against viral infection or postweaning multisystemic wasting syndrome (PMWS) caused by PCV2, The new chimeric infectious DNA clone and its derived, avirulent chimeric virus are constructed from the nonpathogenic PCV1 in which the immunogenic ORF gene of the pathogenic PCV2 replaces a gene of the nonpathogenic PCV1, preferably in the same position. The chimeric virus advantageously retains the nonpathogenic phenotype of PCV1 but elicits specific immune responses against the pathogenic PCV2. The invention further embraces the immunogenic polypeptide expression products. In addition, the invention encompasses two mutations in the PCV2 immunogenic capsid gene and protein, and the introduction of the ORF2 mutations in the chimeric clones.03-04-2010
20110097353POULTRY VIRAL MATERIALS AND METHODS RELATED THERETO - The present invention provides materials and methods for researching poultry viruses, particularly for researching infectious bronchitis viruses in poultry. Also provided are materials and methods useful for reducing the economic impact that infectious bronchitis disease has on poultry production. In one aspect of the invention, there are provided nucleic acids, amino acids and related materials and compositions useful for combating infectious bronchitis virus in poultry.04-28-2011
20110150913TORQUE TENO VIRUS (TTV) ISOLATES AND COMPOSITIONS - The present invention is directed to novel nucleotide and amino acid sequences of Torque teno virus (“TTV”), including novel genotypes thereof, all of which are useful in the preparation of vaccines for treating and preventing diseases in swine and other animals. Vaccines provided according to the practice of the invention are effective against multiple swine TTV genotypes and isolates. Diagnostic and therapeutic polyclonal and monoclonal antibodies are also a feature of the present invention, as are infectious clones useful in the propagation of the virus and in the preparation of vaccines. Particularly important aspects of the invention include vaccines that provide TTV ORF1 protein, or peptide fragments thereof, as antigen.06-23-2011
20100310592A TRUNCATED FORM OF THE HIV P17 PROTEIN - The invention relates to a truncated form of the HIV-1 p17 protein, designated as AT96, which consists of the residues from 1 to 96 of the full-length p17 protein, as well as the corresponding nucleic acid sequences. The truncated AT96 protein has the same immunological features as the full-length p17 protein but at the same time is devoid of the typical detrimental biological activities of the HIV-1 p17 protein.12-09-2010
20110150911Methods and reagents for treating, preventing and diagnosing bunyavirus infection - Immunogenic compositions for use in treating, preventing and diagnosing infection caused by the California (CAL) serotype of the genus 06-23-2011
20090022752PCV2 IMMUNOGENIC COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS OF PRODUCING SUCH COMPOSITIONS - An improved method for recovering the protein expressed by open reading frame 2 from porcine circovirus type 2 is provided. The method generally involves the steps of transfecting recombinant virus containing open reading frame 2 coding sequences into cells contained in growth media, causing the virus to express open reading frame 2, and recovering the expressed protein in the supernate. This recovery should take place beginning approximately 5 days after infection of the cells in order to permit sufficient quantities of recombinant protein to be expressed and secreted from the cell into the growth media. Such methods avoid costly and time-consuming extraction procedures required to separate and recover the recombinant protein from within the cells.01-22-2009
20090022751PCV2 IMMUNOGENIC COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS OF PRODUCING SUCH COMPOSITIONS - An improved method for recovering the protein expressed by open reading frame 2 from porcine circovirus type 2 is provided. The method generally involves the steps of transfecting recombinant virus containing open reading frame 2 coding sequences into cells contained in growth media, causing the virus to express open reading frame 2, and recovering the expressed protein in the supernate. This recovery should take place beginning approximately 5 days after infection of the cells in order to permit sufficient quantities of recombinant protein to be expressed and secreted from the cell into the growth media. Such methods avoid costly and time-consuming extraction procedures required to separate and recover the recombinant protein from within the cells.01-22-2009
20090022750PCV2 IMMUNOGENIC COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS OF PRODUCING SUCH COMPOSITIONS - An improved method for recovering the protein expressed by open reading frame 2 from porcine circovirus type 2 is provided. The method generally involves the steps of transfecting recombinant virus containing open reading frame 2 coding sequences into cells contained in growth media, causing the virus to express open reading frame 2, and recovering the expressed protein in the supernate. This recovery should take place beginning approximately 5 days after infection of the cells in order to permit sufficient quantities of recombinant protein to be expressed and secreted from the cell into the growth media. Such methods avoid costly and time-consuming extraction procedures required to separate and recover the recombinant protein from within the cells.01-22-2009
20090022749PCV2 IMMUNOGENIC COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS OF PRODUCING SUCH COMPOSITIONS - An improved method for recovering the protein expressed by open reading frame 2 from porcine circovirus type 2 is provided. The method generally involves the steps of transfecting recombinant virus containing open reading frame 2 coding sequences into cells contained in growth media, causing the virus to express open reading frame 2, and recovering the expressed protein in the supernate. This recovery should take place beginning approximately 5 days after infection of the cells in order to permit sufficient quantities of recombinant protein to be expressed and secreted from the cell into the growth media. Such methods avoid costly and time-consuming extraction procedures required to separate and recover the recombinant protein from within the cells.01-22-2009
20090022748Unique associated Kaposi's sarcoma virus sequences and uses thereof - This invention provides an isolated peptide encoded by a nucleic acid which is at least 30 nucleotides in length and has a sequence which uniquely defines a herpesvirus associated with Kaposis' sarcoma, which herpesvirus is present in and recoverable from the HBL-6 cell line (ATCC Accession No. CRL 11762).01-22-2009
20090317417Modified AAV Vectors Having Reduced Capsid Immunogenicity and Use Thereof - A method of reducing the cellular immune response and/or toxicity of AAV-mediated delivery is described. The method provides for masking or ablating a RxxR motif which induces T-cells, and which is located on select AAV capsids. The method further provides for reducing or eliminating heparin binding to an AAV. Also provided are compositions containing modified AAV capsids and methods of using same.12-24-2009
20110020381INFLUENZA VACCINE FORMULATION - Peptide-based anti-influenza formulations against influenza are disclosed. The peptides are derived from influenza-based epitopes. The formulations are based on peptide mixtures which may be formulated so that variability is present at particular residues. The formulations can be used to prepare vaccines for preventing influenza, particularly avian influenza.01-27-2011
20110064759Method for the Identification of Extracellular Domains of Epstein Barr Virus (EBV) Tumor-Associated Latent Membrane Proteins and for the Selection of Antibody Reagents Reactive Therewith - Described are a method for the identification of extracellular epitopes of Epstein Barr virus (EBV) encoded membrane proteins, expressed on the cuter cell surface of EBV-transformed mammalian cells, methods for the selection and preparation of antibody reagents specific for the said epitopes, as well as peptides, including extracellular domains of Epstein Barr Virus encoded tumour cell associated membrane proteins, the use of said peptide for immunization and therapeutic vaccination to induce antibodies and T-cells reactive with said domains, the use of said antibody reagents for the production of targeting cells, tumour cell purging and as diagnostic for and medicament against EBV-mediated malignant cell growth.03-17-2011
20110262472VACCINE COMPOSITIONS FOR THE TREATMENT OF DENGUE FEVER AND USES THEREOF - The invention provides compositions, vaccine compositions and pharmaceutical compositions for the treatment, amelioration and/or prevention of dengue fever. The compositions, vaccine compositions and pharmaceutical compositions of the invention comprise a virus-like particle of an RNA bacteriophage and at least one antigen, wherein said at least one antigen is a dengue antigen. When administered to an animal, preferably to a human, said compositions, vaccine compositions and pharmaceutical compositions induce efficient immune responses, in particular antibody responses, wherein typically and preferably said antibody responses are directed against dengue virus, preferably against dengue virus of any one of serotypes 1 to 4. Thus, the invention further provides methods of treating, ameliorating and/or preventing dengue virus infection by way of active immunization against domain III of the dengue virus envelope protein E, or against antigenic fragments thereof.10-27-2011
20110052618INFLUENZA HEMAGGLUTININ AND NEURAMINIDASE VARIANTS - Polypeptides, polynucleotides, methods, compositions, and vaccines comprising (avian pandemic) influenza hemagglutinin and neuraminidase variants are provided.03-03-2011
20110052617AAV SCLEROPROTEIN, PRODUCTION AND USE THEREOF - The invention relates to a structural protein of adeno-associated virus (AAV) which comprises at least one mutation which brings about an increase in the infectivity of the virus.03-03-2011
20100322953Lipidated Tumor-Associated Antigens and Immunotherapeutic Compositions - Disclosed are polypeptides and fusion proteins. Also disclosed are related immunotherapeutic compositions and methods.12-23-2010
20110256165COMPOSITIONS OF HSP60 PEPTIDES AND VIRAL ANTIGENS FOR VACCINATION AND DIAGNOSIS - The present invention provides improved vaccines comprising an isolated viral antigenic peptide and a synthetic peptide derived from a T cell epitope of HSP60. The invention includes mixtures where the peptide serves as an adjuvant as well as conjugates where the peptide is covalently linked to the viral antigen. The known synthetic peptide carrier, p458, provides significantly improved immunogenicity for synthetic viral epitopes and analogs. Ec27 is a novel peptide derived from HSP60 which increases the immunogenicity substantially of the viral antigen both as a mixture or a covalent conjugate. Some of the isolated viral epitopes are novel and are claimed for diagnostic as well as therapeutic or prophylactic uses.10-20-2011
20120121629NEW HUMAN ROTAVIRUS VACCINE STRAINS AND DIAGNOSTICS - A vaccine composition and method of vaccination are provided useful for immunizing a subject against a rotavirus. The vaccines include rotavirus strains CDC-9 and CDC-66, fragments thereof, homologues thereof, or combinations thereof. Inventive vaccines may include a fragment of CDC-9, CDC-66, homologues thereof, or combinations thereof. Methods of inducing an immunological response are provided by administering an inventive vaccine.05-17-2012
20110097352Inducing cellular immune responses to hepatitis B virus using peptide and nucleic acid compositions - This invention uses our knowledge of the mechanisms by which antigen is recognized by T cells to develop epitope-based vaccines directed towards HBV. More specifically, this application communicates our discovery of pharmaceutical compositions and methods of use in the prevention and treatment of HBV infection.04-28-2011
20100166791CIRCOVIRUS SEQUENCES ASSOCIATED WITH PIGLET WEIGHT LOSS DISEASE (PWD) - The genome sequences and the nucleotide sequences coding for the PWD circovirus polypeptides, such as the circovirus structural and non-structural polypeptides, vectors including the sequences, and cells and animals transformed by the vectors are provided. Methods for detecting the nucleic acids or polypeptides, and kits for diagnosing infection by a PWD circovirus, also are provided. Method for selecting compounds capable of modulating the viral infection is further provided. Pharmaceutical, including vaccines, compositions for preventing and/or treating viral infections caused by PWD circovirus and the use of vectors for preventing and/or treating diseases also are provided.07-01-2010
20090087448Stable Immunoprophylactic and Therapeutic Compositions Derived From Transgenic Plant Cells and Methods for Production - The present invention generally relates to the field of immunology and provides immunoprotective compositions and methods for preparing such compositions from transgenic plant cells. The present invention also relates to the field of protein production (e.g., the recombinant production of enzymes, toxins, cell receptors, ligands, signal transducing agents, cytokines, or other proteins expressed in transgenic plant cell culture) and provides compositions comprising these proteins.04-02-2009
20100189736CIRCOVIRUS SEQUENCES ASSOCIATED WITH PIGLET WEIGHT LOSS DISEASE (PWD) - The genome sequences and the nucleotide sequences coding for the PWD circovirus polypeptides, such as the circovirus structural and non-structural polypeptides, vectors including the sequences, and cells and animals transformed by the vectors are provided. Methods for detecting the nucleic acids or polypeptides, and kits for diagnosing infection by a PWD circovirus, also are provided. Method for selecting compounds capable of modulating the viral infection are further provided. Pharmaceutical, including vaccine, compositions for preventing and/or treating viral infections caused by PWD circovirus and the use of vectors for preventing and/or treating diseases also are provided.07-29-2010
20100189735CIRCOVIRUS SEQUENCES ASSOCIATED WITH PIGLET WEIGHT LOSS DISEASE (PWD) - The genome sequences and the nucleotide sequences coding for the PWD circovirus polypeptides, such as the circovirus structural and non-structural polypeptides, vectors including the sequences, and cells and animals transformed by the vectors are provided. Methods for detecting the nucleic acids or polypeptides, and kits for diagnosing infection by a PWD circovirus, also are provided. Method for selecting compounds capable of modulating the viral infection are further provided. Pharmaceutical, including vaccine, compositions for preventing and/or treating viral infections caused by PWD circovirus and the use of vectors for preventing and/or treating diseases also are provided.07-29-2010
20100189733CIRCOVIRUS SEQUENCES ASSOCIATED WITH PIGLET WEIGHT LOSS DISEASE (PWD) - The genome sequences and the nucleotide sequences coding for the PWD circovirus polypeptides, such as the circovirus structural and non-structural polypeptides, vectors including the sequences, and cells and animals transformed by the vectors are provided. Methods for detecting the nucleic acids or polypeptides, and kits for diagnosing infection by a PWD circovirus, also are provided. Method for selecting compounds capable of modulating the viral infection are further provided. Pharmaceutical, including vaccine, compositions for preventing and/or treating viral infections caused by PWD circovirus and the use of vectors for preventing and/or treating diseases also are provided.07-29-2010
20100183648VACCINE ANTIGEN CAPABLE OF INDUCING CROSS-REACTING AND NEUTRALIZING ANTIBODY AGAINTS HIGH-RISK-TYPE HUMAN PAPILLOMAVIRUS - Disclosed is a vaccine antigen capable of inducing a cross-reacting and neutralizing antibody directed against a high-risk-type human papillomavirus. Specifically disclosed are: a chimeric protein comprising an L2-epitope of a human papillomavirus (HPV) type-16 inserted in a loop region of a human papillomavirus type-16 L1 protein; and a capsid which is an aggregate of the chimeric protein. The loop region to which the L2-epitope is to be inserted is located between an amino acid residue at position-430 and an amino acid residue at position-433. The L2-epitope has an amino acid sequence represented by any one of the following formulae: YKTCKQAGTCPPDIIPKVEG (SEQ ID NO: 2) (18-32 L2-epitope); GGLGIGTGSGTGGRTGYIPL (SEQ ID NO: 3) (56-75 L2-epitope); and DPVGPLDPSIVSLVEESSFI (SEQ ID NO: 4) (96-115 L2-epitope).07-22-2010
20100021490Preparation of soluble N-protein/truncated P-protein complexes or N-proteinssoluble in a virus of the paramyxoviridae family and use thereof in vaccines - The invention relates to a method for preparation of soluble N-protein/truncated P-protein complex of a virus of the family Paramyxoviridae, complexes prepared thus and the soluble N-proteins which may be isolated from said complexes. The invention further relates to vaccine compositions comprising said N-protein/truncated P-protein complexes or N-proteins from Paramyxoviridae.01-28-2010
20100021491PROTEIN KINASE DEFICIENT, IMMUNOLOGICALLY ACTIVE CMVpp65 MUTANT CELLULAR VACCINES - This invention relates to mutated CMVpp65, a viral structural protein which activates cell mediated immunity in humans infected with CMV. The mutations remove undesirable protein kinase activity naturally present in the protein and make it suitable for the production of both DNA and protein vaccines. Therefore, the invention provides proteins and DNAs, as well as vaccines comprising the proteins and DNAs, including cellular vaccines and vectors. Other embodiments related to the invention are methods of enhancing immune response and vaccinating against CMV, including gene therapy methods and vectors.01-28-2010
20080226666Chimeric infectious DNA clones, chimeric porcine circoviruses and uses thereof - The present invention relates to infectious DNA clones, infectious chimeric DNA clones of porcine circovirus (PCV), vaccines and means of protecting pigs against viral infection or postweaning multisystemic wasting syndrome (PMWS) caused by PCV2. The new chimeric infectious DNA clone and its derived, avirulent chimeric virus are constructed from the nonpathogenic PCV1 in which the immunogenic ORF gene of the pathogenic PCV2 replaces a gene of the nonpathogenic PCV1, preferably in the same position. The chimeric virus advantageously retains the nonpathogenic phenotype of PCV1 but elicits specific immune responses against the pathogenic PCV2. The invention further embraces the immunogenic polypeptide expression products. In addition, the invention encompasses two mutations in the PCV2 immunogenic capsid gene and protein, and the introduction of the ORF2 mutations in the chimeric clones.09-18-2008
20110070254MUTATIONS IN THE INFLUENZA A VIRUS NS1 GENE AND USE THEREOF - NS1 variant polypeptides, proteins or functional fragments thereof are described which have useful properties for increasing viral protein synthesis, IFN induction, and IFN resistance. The NS1 variant polypeptides, proteins or functional fragments comprise a substitution in the amino acid sequence of the wild type NS1 protein at a position corresponding to Asp-2, Val-23, Leu-98, Phe-103, Ser-103, Met-106, Met-124, Asp-125, Val-180, Val-226 or Arg-227, or combinations thereof expressed alone or in infectious virus.03-24-2011
20120039922METHOD AND PEPTIDE FOR REGULATING CELLULAR ACTIVITY - Method and peptide for regulating cellular activity includes a panel of synthesized peptides that have biological effects on inhibiting or enhancing cellular activity. Selected peptides can be used as therapy to reduce and/or inhibit, or initiate and/or enhance, an inflammatory response in a subject.02-16-2012
20120039921POULTRY VIRAL MATERIALS AND METHODS RELATED THERETO - The present invention provides materials and methods for researching poultry viruses, particularly for researching infectious bronchitis viruses in poultry. Also provided are materials and methods useful for reducing the economic impact that infectious bronchitis disease has on poultry production. In one aspect of the invention, there are provided nucleic acids, amino acids and related materials and compositions useful for combating infectious bronchitis virus in poultry.02-16-2012
20090004215Chimeric G protein based rabies vaccine - A novel chimeric protein of rabies virus designed to express a chimeric G protein at a high level in transgenic plants. A gene was also designed and chemically synthesised to encode the chimeric G protein and expressed at high level in plant tissue. The gene was expressed in transgenic tobacco plants to examine its therapeutic efficacy against infection by rabies virus. The chimeric G protein was enriched in plant membranes. The BalbC mice were immunised with the plant leaf expressed G-protein. Plant derived chimeric G protein elicited higher immune response as compared to the commercial vaccine. The mice displayed protective immunity when they were challenged with live virus. Chimeric G protein expressed at high level in plant leaves was demonstrated to function as a commercially valuable subunit vaccine against rabies virus infection.01-01-2009
20090047301Papillomavirus L2 N-Terminal Peptides for the Induction of Broadly Cross-Neutralizing Antibodies - The invention comprises a method for inducing broadly cross-neutralizing antibodies against cutaneous and mucosal papillomavirus types or against heterologous papillomavirus types in humans comprising administering to a human in need thereof an immunogenic peptide or protein (or polynucleotide encoding therefor), where the immunogenic peptide or protein is: (a) a peptide or protein of at least 10 amino acid residues in length having a sequence corresponding to either a sequence from the N terminal amino acids 1-200 of papillomavirus L2 protein (for cross-neutralizing antibodies against cutaneous and mucosal papillomavirus types) or a sequence from the N terminal amino acids 1-88 of papillomavirus L2 protein (for cross-neutralizing antibodies against heterologous papillomavirus types), (b) a peptide or protein of at least 10 amino acid residues in length with at least 55% identity with the sequence from (a), or (c) a peptide or protein as defined in either (a) or (b) which is conjugated or fused to a protein or peptide other than a papillomavirus L2 protein or peptide.02-19-2009
20110064758INFECTIOUS CLONES OF TORQUE TENO VIRUS - The present invention is directed to novel nucleotide and amino acid sequences of Torque teno virus (“TTV”), including novel genotypes thereof, all of which are useful in the preparation of vaccines for treating and preventing diseases in swine and other animals. Vaccines provided according to the practice of the invention are effective against multiple swine TTV genotypes and isolates. Diagnostic and therapeutic polyclonal and monoclonal antibodies are also a feature of the present invention, as are infectious clones useful in the propagation of the virus and in the preparation of vaccines. Particularly important aspects of the invention include vaccines that provide TTV ORF1 protein, or peptide fragments thereof, as antigen.03-17-2011
20110064757NUCLEIC ACID MOLECULES AND POLYPEPTIDES FOR IMMUNE MODULATION - The invention provides gp38 polypeptides, which play a role in immunomodulation, nucleic acid molecules encoding these polypeptides, and therapeutic and diagnostic methods employing these polypeptides and nucleic acid molecules. The invention also provides methods for identifying compounds that modulate the biological activities of gp38 nucleic acid molecules and polypeptides, and therapeutic methods employing these compounds.03-17-2011
20090041795SYNTHETIC REPLIKIN PEPTIDES AGAINST PATHOGENIC INFECTION OF INVERTEBRATES IN AQUACULTURE - The present invention provides isolated or synthesized peptides of about 7 to about 50 amino acids identified in the genome of pathogens in invertebrates in aquaculture for prevention and treatment of outbreaks of these pathogens in aquaculture and methods of preventing and treating pathogenic outbreaks using the identified peptides.02-12-2009
20120301493APPLICATIONS OF THE PROTEIN MUNS AND THE DERIVATES THEREOF - The invention is based on the identification of the minimum region of the avian 11-29-2012
20110052619METHODS OF VACCINE ADMINISTRATION, NEW FELINE CALICIVIRUSES, AND TREATMENTS FOR IMMUNIZING ANIMALS AGAINST FELINE PARAOVIRUS AND FELINE HERPES VIRUS - The present invention relates to a vaccine for immunizing a cat against feline viruses. The present invention also relates to a nucleic acid clone that encodes the capsid protein of the isolated feline calicivirus. The present invention further relates to a live or killed vaccine comprising the isolated feline calicivirus, a subunit vaccine comprising the capsid protein of the isolated feline calicivirus, a nucleic acid vaccine comprising a nucleic acid clone of the isolated feline calicivirus, and a recombinant virus vector vaccine comprising nucleic acid encoding the capsid protein of the isolated feline calicivirus. The present invention also relates to a method for identifying a feline calicivirus useful for producing a vaccine composition and for assays for diagnosing cats infected with feline calicivirus. Also disclosed is a method of immunizing animals, especially cats, against disease, in particular against feline calicivirus (FCV). The method includes administering to a cat therapeutically effective amounts of first and second FCV vaccines. The first vaccine is administered orally or parenterally (e.g., subcutaneously, intramuscularly, and the like). The second vaccine is administered orally or oronasally N days following administration of the first vaccine, wherein N is an integer from 3 to 120, inclusive. A third vaccine administration may also be given. The present invention also describes methods and materials for treating and immunizing animals with vaccine, and in particular cats against both FPV or Feline Parvovirus, which has also been called Panleukopenia or FPL and against another disease, FHV or Feline Herpes Virus, which has also been called Feline Rhinotracheitis Virus.03-03-2011
20120058136NON-SPLICING VARIANTS OF gp350/220 - Compositions comprising gp350 variant DNA and amino acid sequences are provided, as are vectors and host cells containing such sequences. Also provided is a process for producing homogeneous gp350 protein recombinantly and in the absence of production of gp220 protein, pharmaceutical compositions containing such protein and prophylactic treatments making use of such proteins.03-08-2012
20120003255FLAVIVIRUS HOST-RANGE MUTATIONS AND USES THEREOF - Methods and compositions concerning mutant flaviviruses with host-range phenotypes are provided. Nucleotide sequences that encode mutant flavivirus proteins are also provided. In certain aspects, viruses comprising these sequences display reduced replication in mammalian cells. In further aspects of the invention, flavivirus vaccine compositions and methods for vaccination against flavivirus infection are provided.01-05-2012
20100143393NOVEL INFLUENZA M2 VACCINES - The present invention includes novel influenza antigenic formulations and vaccines that comprise influenza M2 peptide and VLPs comprising influenza M2 protein. The invention also includes methods of making and administering the novel antigenic formulation and vaccine. The invention also include methods of inducing immunity to ameliorate and/or prevent influenza infections in a subject.06-10-2010
20100203073HSV-1 EPITOPES AND METHODS FOR USING SAME - The invention provides HSV antigens and epitopes that are useful for the prevention and treatment of HSV infection. T-cells having specificity for antigens of the invention have demonstrated cytotoxic activity against cells loaded with virally-encoded peptide epitopes, and in many cases, against cells infected with HSV. The identification of immunogenic antigens responsible for T-cell specificity provides improved anti-viral therapeutic and prophylactic strategies. Compositions containing antigens or polynucleotides encoding antigens of the invention provide effectively targeted vaccines for prevention and treatment of HSV infection.08-12-2010
20090004216Attenuated pestiviruses - This invention relates to attenuated pestiviruses characterised in that their enzymatic activity residing in glycoprotein E01-01-2009
20120045467INFLUENZA VIRUS VACCINE COMPOSITION AND METHODS OF USE - The present invention is directed to enhancing the immune response of a human in need of protection against IV infection by administering in vivo, into a tissue of the human, at least one polynucleotide comprising one or more regions of nucleic acid encoding an IV protein or a fragment, a variant, or a derivative thereof. The present invention is further directed to enhancing the immune response of a human in need of protection against IV infection by administering, in vivo, into a tissue of the human, at least one IV protein or a fragment, a variant, or derivative thereof. The IV protein can be, for example, in purified form or can be an inactivated IV, such as those present in inactivated IV vaccines. The polynucleotide is incorporated into the cells of the human in vivo, and an immunologically effective amount of an immunogenic epitope of an IV, or a fragment, variant, or derivative thereof is produced in vivo. The IV protein (in purified form or in the form of an inactivated IV vaccine) is also administered in an immunologically effective amount.02-23-2012
20120014981AVIRULENT, IMMUNOGENIC FLAVIVIRUS CHIMERAS - Chimeric flaviviruses that are avirulent and immunogenic are provided. The chimeric viruses are constructed to contain amino acid mutations in the nonstructural viral proteins of a flavivirus. Chimeric viruses containing the attenuation-mutated nonstructural genes of the virus are used as a backbone into which the structural genes of a second flavivirus strain are inserted. These chimeric viruses elicit pronounced immunogenicity yet lack the accompanying clinical symptoms of viral disease. The attenuated chimeric viruses are effective as immunogens or vaccines and may be combined in a pharmaceutical composition to confer simultaneous immunity against several strains of pathogenic flaviviruses.01-19-2012
20120114683Nucleic Acid Encoding TGEV and PRRSV Sequences for Improved Expression of PRRSV Sequences - The present invention relates to nucleic acids comprising: 05-10-2012
20100203072CIRCOVIRUS SEQUENCES ASSOCIATED WITH PIGLET WEIGHT LOSS DISEASE (PWD) - The genome sequences and the nucleotide sequences coding for the PWD circovirus polypeptides, such as the circovirus structural and non-structural polypeptides, vectors including the sequences, and cells and animals transformed by the vectors are provided. Methods for detecting the nucleic acids or polypeptides, and kits for diagnosing infection by a PWD circovirus, also are provided. Method for selecting compounds capable of modulating the viral infection are further provided. Pharmaceutical, including vaccine, compositions for preventing and/or treating viral infections caused by PWD circovirus and the use of vectors for preventing and/or treating diseases also are provided.08-12-2010
20090191234VACCINE - This invention relates to three newly-identified, distinct groups of antigenic peptides [LB1(f) peptides] from the same region of the P5-like fimbrin protein discovered using sequence data from the fimbrin protein of many 07-30-2009
20120177676ALPHABODIES FOR HIV ENTRY INHIBITION - The present invention relates to HIV-1 gp41-binding single-chain 3-stranded alpha-helical coiled coil molecules, denoted “Alphabodies”, nucleic acids encoding said Alphabodies, host cells comprising said nucleic acids, as well as pharmaceutical compositions comprising said Alphabodies, and methods for the treatment, prevention and diagnosis of HIV infection using said Alphabodies.07-12-2012
20100028375VLP BASED VACCINE DELIVERY SYSTEM - An isolated protein comprising a VP1 amino acid sequence wherein one or more exposed loops within said VP1 has an insertion of an amino acid sequence from a virus protein other than VP1, and encoding nucleic acid, are provided. Typically, the virus protein other than VP1 is derived from an influenza virus and in particular, avian influenza virus. The isolated protein may have an insertion of amino acid sequence from a single protein or a plurality of proteins. Also provided are expression constructs, VLPs, pharmaceutical compositions, vaccines and methods of treatment that may be useful in the prophylactic and/or therapeutic treatment of any disease of viral origin, and in particular, influenza virus.02-04-2010
20100203071CHIMERIC ANTIGENS - Chimeric respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) polypeptide antigens are provided. The disclosed polypeptides include in an N-terminal to C-terminal direction: a first F protein polypeptide domain; a G protein polypeptide domain; and a second F protein polypeptide domain. The disclosure also provides nucleic acids that encode, and pharmaceutical compositions that contain, the chimeric RSV polypeptides, as well as methods for their production and use.08-12-2010
20120156235Antibodies Against And Methods For Producing Vaccines For Respiratory Syncytial Virus - The present invention relates to novel respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) F peptides and compositions comprising them. The present invention also relates to methods of evaluating anti-RSV antibody binding to F peptides. The present invention also relates to antibodies that immunospecifically bind to an F peptide of the present invention. The invention further provides methods and protocols for the administration of F peptides and/or antibodies that immunospecifically bind to F peptides for the prevention, neutralization, treatment of RSV infection. Additionally, the methods of the invention may be useful for the treatment, prevention and the amelioration of symptoms associated with RSV infection.06-21-2012
20110081368Protein vaccines against poxviruses - The invention described here entails a protein vaccine against poxviruses which contains at least two purified recombinant monkeypox virus proteins or peptides. The proteins or peptides are encoded by the open reading frames of the monkeypox ortholog genes M1R, A35R, A29L B6R, and orthologs of these proteins or peptides having 90% identity. The invention also entails a vaccine protocol against poxvirus whereby a vaccine is vaccinated with a first vaccine made up of a nucleic acid vaccine of three or more poxvirus virus genes, and subsequently vaccinated with at least one other booster vaccine made up of two or more poxvirus virus proteins.04-07-2011
20110104192NOROVIRUS AND SAPOVIRUS ANTIGENS - Immunogenic compositions that elicit immune responses against Norovirus and Sapovirus antigens are described. In particular, the invention relates to polynucleotides encoding one or more capsid proteins or other immunogenic viral polypeptides from one or more strains of Norovirus and/or Sapovirus, coexpression of such immunogenic viral polypeptides with adjuvants, and methods of using the polynucleotides in applications including immunization and production of immunogenic viral polypeptides and viral-like particles (VLPs). Methods for producing Norovirus- or Sapovirus-derived multiple epitope fusion antigens or polyproteins and immunogenic compositions comprising one or more immunogenic polypeptides, polynucleotides, VLPs, and/or adjuvants are also described. The immunogenic compositions of the invention may also contain antigens other than Norovirus or Sapovirus antigens, including antigens that can be used in immunization against pathogens that cause diarrheal diseases, such as antigens derived from rotavirus.05-05-2011
20110104191MALVA MOSAIC VIRUS AND VIRUS-LIKE PARTICLES AND USES THEREOF - The immunogenic properties of the potexvirus MaI va mosaic virus (MaMV) and virus-like particles (VLPs) comprising the coat proteins of MaMV are disclosed VLPs prepared from MaMV coat proteins, methods of preparing the VLPs, MaMV coat protein polypeptides and polynucleotides encoding the coat protein are taught. Further, immunogenic compositions comprising MaMV or a VLP comprising the MaMV coat protein alone or in combination with one or more antigens and the use of said compositions to vaccinate and/or induce an immune response in an animal are also taught.05-05-2011
20120121628LIPIDATED POLYEPITOPE VACCINES - This invention relates to, inter alia, an isolated lipidated polypeptide including a lipid moiety at the N-terminus and a plurality of epitopes, and methods of making and using the polypeptide.05-17-2012
20120121630RECOMBINANT ECTODOMAIN EXPRESSION OF HERPES SIMPLEX VIRUS GLYCOPROTEINS IN YEAST - The present invention provides Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) gD, gC, gB and/or gE recombinant glycoproteins having a particular pre-selected N-linked glycosylation pattern as the predominant N-glycoform. The present invention also provides methods of producing these recombinant glycoproteins in yeast, preferably 05-17-2012
20100247559WEST NILE VIRUS VACCINE, AND METHOD FOR PRODUCTION THEREOF - The present invention provides virus-like particles (VLP) highly secreting or producing signal peptide obtained by altering a signal sequence derived from West Nile virus (WNV), the signal peptide, a WNV VLP secretion expression vector containing a nucleic acid encoding prM protein and E protein, a WNP VLP highly secreting or producing animal cell line harboring the vector, a WNV vaccine containing WNV VLP obtained by the cell line as an active ingredient, and a WNV DNA vaccine containing the VLP secretion expression vector as an active ingredient.09-30-2010
20120213810NOVEL EUROPEAN PRRSV STRAIN - The present invention is related to improved modified live PRRS vaccines containing new PRRSV European strains of PRRSV and methods of use and manufacture of such vaccines.08-23-2012
20120219576LASSA VIRUS-LIKE PARTICLES AND METHODS OF PRODUCTION THEREOF - The instant invention is directed to novel Lassa virus-like particle (VLP) compositions and methods of production thereof. The inventive VLPs comprise, for example, the Lassa virus (LASV) Z matrix protein, glycoproteins (GPs)-I and -2, and nucleoprotein (NP). A novel method for producing these VLPs comprises constructing multicistronic plasmids for the expression of VLP protein components from a single vector. One example is a tricistronic vector containing DNA sequences encoding the LASV Z, GPC and NP proteins. The VLPs provided by the present invention can be used for research, therapeutic and diagnostic purposes.08-30-2012
20120135021CELL PENETRATING PEPTIDES AND ITS USE FUSED TO BIOMOLECULES WITH THERAPEUTIC ACTION - The present invention relates to use of a new cell penetrating peptides (CPP) and in particular to the region 32-51 of protein 05-31-2012
20120135022ASSEMBLY ACTIVATING PROTEIN (AAP) AND ITS USE FOR THE MANUFACTURE OF PARVOVIRUS PARTICLES ESSENTIALLY CONSISTING OF VP3 - The present invention relates to nucleic acids encoding the novel parvoviral protein “assembly activating protein” (AAP), the encoded polypeptides, methods of producing the polypeptides, antibodies specific for AAP, the use of the nucleic acids for the preparation of the polypeptides, the use of the nucleic acids or the polypeptides for the preparation of the parvoviral particle and methods of producing parvoviral particles essentially consisting of VP3 by providing in addition to the coding sequence of the parvoviral structural protein VP3 a sequence fragment Z/a nucleic acid encoding AAP in the cell and expressing VP3 and fragment Z under control of a rep-independent promoter. Furthermore, the present invention relates to parvoviral particles essentially consisting of VP3 and/or obtainable by the above method as well as expression cassettes comprising (i) a heterologous promoter and (ii) VP3 coding sequence and/or fragment Z. The present invention further relates to a medicament, particularly a vaccine, comprising the parvoviral particles or expression cassettes and their use.05-31-2012
20120135023INFLUENZA HEMAGGLUTININ AND NEURAMINIDASE VARIANTS - Polypeptides, polynucleotides, methods, compositions, and vaccines comprising influenza hemagglutinin and neuraminidase variants are provided.05-31-2012
20100172924CIRCOVIRUS SEQUENCES ASSOCIATED WITH PIGLET WEIGHT LOSS DISEASE (PWD) - The genome sequences and the nucleotide sequences coding for the PWD circovirus polypeptides, such as the circovirus structural and non-structural polypeptides, vectors including the sequences, and cells and animals transformed by the vectors are provided. Methods for detecting the nucleic acids or polypeptides, and kits for diagnosing infection by a PWD circovirus, also are provided. Method for selecting compounds capable of modulating the viral infection is further provided. Pharmaceutical, including vaccines, compositions for preventing and/or treating viral infections caused by PWD circovirus and the use of vectors for preventing and/or treating diseases also are provided.07-08-2010
20100172925HLA-A2-RESTRICTED T-CELL EPITOPES OF THE RESPIRATORY SYNCYTIAL VIRUS FUSION PROTEIN AS PEPTIDE-BASED VACCINES - Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) fusion protein-specific T-cell epitopes as peptide-based vaccines are disclosed. The isolated peptide contains a human HLA restricted CD8+ T-cell epitope that is specific to RSV F protein. The length of the peptide is no more than 9 or 10 amino acid residues. The peptide may be employed as an immunogen to stimulate cytotoxic T cells, indirectly activate helper T cells type 1, and cause release of cytokines from T cells.07-08-2010
20120076811IMMUNODOMINANT COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS OF USE THEREFOR - The present invention relates to immunodominant compositions, including immunodominant peptides of HA1 of influenza H5 hemagglutinin, polynucleotides encoding such peptides, and their methods of use. Such peptides are useful, for example, for the prevention, treatment and diagnosis of influenza.03-29-2012
20120076810VACCINIA VIRUS POLYPEPTIDES - This document provides methods and materials related to polypeptides present in a vaccinia virus (e.g., polypeptides that can be isolated from naturally processed and presented class I polypeptides originating from vaccinia virus, a member of the Orthopoxvirus family). For example, methods for generating a vaccine comprising one or more of vaccinia virus polypeptides disclosed herein for preventing or treating Orthopoxvirus infection are provided. In addition, kits related to the use of vaccinia polypeptides are provided.03-29-2012
20100047266CHIMERIC VIRUS-LIKE PARTICLES - Chimeric virus-like particles including gag polypeptides are described. Virus-like particles are generated with a gag polypeptide and lipid raft-associated polypeptide linked to an antigen that is not naturally associated with a lipid raft. Preferred methods of generation include expression in insect cells.02-25-2010
20120177675Chimaeric Protein - The present invention provides a chimaeric coronavirus S protein which is based on an S protein from a coronavirus strain with restricted tissue tropism, but which comprises at least part of the S2 subunit from a coronavirus strain with extended tissue tropism, such that a virus comprising the chimaeric S protein has extended tissue tropism. The present invention also provides a virus comprising such a chimaeric S protein.07-12-2012
20120258127VACCINE PEPTIDES - There is provided a polypeptide having an amino acid sequence selected from SEQ ID NOs:1, 2 and 3 or a functional fragment thereof, or comprising an amino acid sequence at least 65% identical to any one of SEQ ID NOs:1, 2 or 3. There is also provided a method of rapidly vaccinating an animal against infection by a pestivirus comprising administering to the animal an effective amount of a polypeptide comprising an E2 epitope polypeptide and/or an NS3 epitope polypeptide; the E2 epitope polypeptide may be SEQ ID NO:1 and the NS3 epitope polypeptide may be SEQ ID NO:2 or 3, or functional fragments thereof.10-11-2012
20120082693USE OF PROTEINS AND PEPTIDES ENCODED BY THE GENOME OF A NOVEL SARS-ASSOCIATED CORONAVIRUS STRAIN - The invention relates to the use of proteins and peptides coded by the genome of the isolated or purified strain of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS)-associated coronavirus, resulting from sample reference number 031589 and, in particular, to the use of protein S and the derivative antibodies thereof as diagnostic reagents and as a vaccine.04-05-2012
20120263744Compositions And Methods Involving Respiratory Syncytial Virus Subgroup B Strain 9320 - The complete polynucleotide sequence of the human respiratory syncytial virus subgroup B strain 9320 genome is provided. Proteins encoded by this polynucleotide sequence are also provided. Isolated or recombinant RSV (e.g., attenuated recombinant RSV), nucleic acids, and polypeptides, e.g., comprising mutations in the attachment protein G, are also provided, as are immunogenic compositions comprising such isolated or recombinant RSV, nucleic acids, and polypeptides. Related methods are also described.10-18-2012
20120263743INFLUENZA HEMAGGLUTININ COMPOSITIONS AND USES THEREOF - The present invention is in the fields of medicine, public health, immunology, molecular biology and virology. The invention provides compositions, vaccine compositions and pharmaceutical compositions for the treatment, amelioration and/or prevention of influenza. The compositions, vaccine compositions and pharmaceutical compositions of the invention comprise a virus-like particle of an RNA bacteriophage and at least one antigen, wherein said at least one antigen is an ectodomain of an influenza virus hemagglutinin protein or a fragment of said ectodomain of an influenza virus hemagglutinin protein. When administered to an animal, preferably to a human, said compositions, vaccine compositions and pharmaceutical compositions efficiently induce immune responses, in particular antibody responses, wherein typically and preferably said antibody responses are directed against influenza virus. Thus, the invention further provides methods of treating, ameliorating and/or preventing influenza virus infection.10-18-2012
20090017053Composition and Method for Preventing or Treating a Virus Infection - The present invention provides multiple antigenic agents compositions and the use thereof to prevent or treat viral infections.01-15-2009
20100303846Immunostimulatory Nucleic Acid Packaged Particles for the Treatment of Hypersensitivity - The application is related to compositions and methods for the treatment of hypersensitivity, wherein the compositions comprise a particle packaged with immunostimulatory nucleic acids. The compositions of the invention are particularly useful in the treatment of atopic eczema, asthma and IgE-mediated allergy (type I allergy), especially pollen allergy and house dust allergy.12-02-2010
20110123559SWINE INFLUENZA HEMAGGLUTININ VARIANTS - Polypeptides, polynucleotides, methods, compositions, and vaccines comprising influenza hemagglutinin and neuraminidase variants are provided.05-26-2011
20110038886N-Linked Glycosylation Alteration in E0 and E2 Glycoprotein of Classical Swine Fever Virus and Novel Classical Swine Fever Virus Vaccine - E2 is one of the three envelope glycoproteins of Classical Swine Fever Virus (CSFV). E2 is involved in several functions including virus attachment and entry to target cells, production of antibodies, induction of protective immune response in swine, and virulence. Seven putative glycosylation sites in E2 were modified by site directed mutagenesis of a CSFV Brescia infectious clone (BICv). A panel of virus mutants was obtained and used to investigate whether the removal of putative glycosylation sites in the E2 glycoprotein would affect viral virulence/pathogenesis in swine. We observed that rescue of viable virus was completely impaired by removal of all putative glycosylation sites in E2, but restored when mutation N185A reverted to wild-type asparagine produced viable virus that was attenuated in swine. Single mutations of each of the E2 glycosylation sites showed that amino acid N116 (N1v virus) was responsible for BICv attenuation. N1v efficiently protected swine from challenge with virulent BICv at 3 and 28 days post-infection suggesting that glycosylation of E2 could be modified for development of CSF live-attenuated vaccines. Additionally, a new developed virus, contained deletions of putative glycosylation sites N1 in E2 and N1 in E0 (6b), called N1E0/2v, induce a solid protection against the challenge at 3 and 28 days post-inoculation.02-17-2011
20120231027NOVEL H5 PROTEINS, NUCLEIC ACID MOLECULES AND VECTORS ENCODING FOR THOSE, AND THEIR MEDICINAL USE - The present invention relates to novel hemagglutinin H5 proteins, nucleic acids and vectors encoding for those as well as vaccines comprising any of such H5 proteins, nucleic acids or vectors encoding for those H5 proteins. Moreover, the present invention also relates to the medicinal use of any of such compositions in humans and animals.09-13-2012
20080299141Raccoon Poxvirus Expressing Genes of Porcine Virus - The present invention relates to a new recombinant raccoon poxvirus vector vaccine in which the vector expresses one or more antigenic proteins encoded by multiple open reading frames, preferably the ORF5, ORF6 and/or ORF3/ORF4/ORF7, of one or more porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus strains alone or in combination with an open reading frame of porcine circovirus type 2 (PCV-2), preferably ORF2, at the hemagglutinin (ha) and/or thymidine kinase (tk) loci.12-04-2008
20120321654INFECTIOUS CLONES OF TORQUE TENO VIRUS - The present invention is directed to novel nucleotide and amino acid sequences of Torque teno virus (“TTV”), including novel genotypes thereof, all of which are useful in the preparation of vaccines for treating and preventing diseases in swine and other animals. Vaccines provided according to the practice of the invention are effective against multiple swine TTV genotypes and isolates. Diagnostic and therapeutic polyclonal and monoclonal antibodies are also a feature of the present invention, as are infectious clones useful in the propagation of the virus and in the preparation of vaccines. Particularly important aspects of the invention include vaccines that provide TTV ORF1 protein, or peptide fragments thereof, as antigen.12-20-2012
20120321653NOVEL CHIMERIC POLYNUCLEOTIDES AND POLYPEPTIDES ENABLING THE SECRETION OF A POLYPEPTIDE OF INTEREST IN COMBINATION WITH EXOSOMES AND USES THEREOF - The present invention provides a chimeric polypeptide comprising a plurality of polypeptide domains that are capable of being secreted in combination with membrane vesicles and in particular exosomes.12-20-2012
20120087937NOVEL COMPOSITIONS - This disclosure provides novel human papillomavirus (HPV) protein constructs and their use in the prevention of HPV disease. The constructs are chimeric proteins comprising L1 proteins with an HPV L2 peptide inserted in to the L1 protein. Such chimeric proteins may be formulated into immunogenic e.g., vaccine compositions, and optionally formulated with HPV L1 VLP based vaccines.04-12-2012
20120087936THERAPEUTIC AND PROPHYLACTIC VACCINE FOR THE TREATMENT AND PREVENTION OF PAPILLOMAVIRUS INFECTION - Embodiments of the present invention provide compositions including a complexes of papillomavirus capsid polypeptide L2 and polypeptide including an immunotherapeutic epitope, and GST fusions thereof. Other embodiments also provide complexes comprising chimeras of papillomavirus L2 polypeptides non-covalently associated with papillomavirus L1 polypeptides, and GST fusions thereof. These compositions may be used to elicit immune responses in a patient to papillomavirus. Therapeutic and prophylactic vaccines for the prevention and treatment of viral infection, especially papillomavirus infection and cervical cancers and warts associated therewith, made from compositions of this invention, are also disclosed. Nucleic acids and expression vectors coding for compositions are also disclosed.04-12-2012
20120282287Novel Flavivirus Antigens - The invention provides polynucleotides and polypeptides encoded therefrom having advantageous properties, including an ability to induce an immune response to flaviviruses. The polypeptides and polynucleotides of the invention are useful in methods of inducing immune response against flaviviruses, including dengue viruses. Compositions and methods for utilizing polynucleotides and polypeptides of the invention are also provided.11-08-2012
20110293650INFLUENZA VIRUS-LIKE PARTICLES (VLPS) COMPRISING HEMAGGLUTININ - A method for synthesizing influenza virus-like particles (VLPs) within a plant or a portion of a plant is provided. The method involves expression of influenza HA of type A/California/04/09 in plants and the purification by size exclusion chromatography. The invention is also directed towards a VLP comprising influenza HA protein of type A/California/04/09 and plants lipids. The invention is also directed to a nucleic acid encoding influenza HA of type A/California/04/09 as well as vectors. The VLPs may be used to formulate influenza vaccines, or may be used to enrich existing vaccines.12-01-2011
20120100169Vaccine for Cervical Cancer - The present invention relates to a pharmaceutical vaccine composition for a human cervical cancer, comprising: (a) (i) a L1 virus-like particle (VLP) of human papillomavirus (HPV) type 16, a L1 VLP of HPV type 18, or a combination thereof; and (ii) a deacylated non-toxic lipooligosaccharide (LOS); and (b) a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier; and a method for preparing a human papillomavirus (HPV) L1 virus-like particle (VLP). The pharmaceutical vaccine composition of the present invention is in both Th1-type immune response (cellular immunity) and Th2-type immune response (humoral immunity) against HPV more excellent than Cervrix™ and Gardasil™, exhibiting a superior efficacy as a vaccine for a human cervical cancer.04-26-2012
20120100168CYCLOVIRUS AND METHODS OF USE - Provided herein are sequences of the genomes and encoded proteins of a novel virus, termed cyclovirus, and variants thereof. Also provided are methods of detecting cyclovirus and diagnosing cyclovirus infection, methods of treating or preventing cyclovirus infection, and methods for identifying anti-cyclovirus compounds. Further provided are vaccines and methods of preventing cyclovirus-related diseases in animals, such as pigs.04-26-2012
20100183647Novel human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) cytotoxic T cell epitopes, polyepitopes, compositions comprising same and diagnostic and prophylactic and therapeutic uses therefor - The present invention provides CTL epitope peptides and polyepitope peptides from 14 distinct antigens of human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) that are restricted through HLA the must commonly prevalent class I alleles in different ethnic populations of the world. These epitopes provide an important platform for CTL epitope-based vaccines against HCMV. The present invention further provides vaccine compositions comprising the subject epitope and polyepitope peptides and methods for vaccination of humans and for the adoptive transfer of HCMV-specific T cells to human subjects. The present invention further provides reagents and methods for determining the HCMV status or level of HCMV-specific immunity of a subject.07-22-2010
20130011425RAPID, EFFICIENT PURIFICATION OF HSV-SPECIFIC T-LYMPHOCYTES AND HSV ANTIGENS IDENTIFIED VIA SAME - Described is a method of identifying an immunologically active antigen of a virus that attacks skin, as well as a method of enriching a population of lymphocytes for T lymphocytes that are specific to a virus that attacks skin. Also provided are HSV antigens and epitopes that are useful for the prevention and treatment of HSV infection that have been identified via the methods of the invention. T-cells having specificity for antigens of the invention have demonstrated cytotoxic activity against cells loaded with virally-encoded peptide epitopes, and in many cases, against cells infected with HSV. The identification of immunogenic antigens responsible for T-cell specificity provides improved anti-viral therapeutic and prophylactic strategies. Compositions containing antigens or polynucleotides encoding antigens of the invention provide effectively targeted vaccines for prevention and treatment of HSV infection.01-10-2013
20130011427FLAVIVIRUS SPECIES-SPECIFIC PEPTIDE TAGS FOR VACCINE AND DIAGNOSTIC USE - Flaviviruses represent an increasing global public health issue, with no prophylactic and therapeutic formulations currently available for many of them. The combination of factors such as evolutionary change, global warming and wide range of animal hosts suggest the possible occurrence of 01-10-2013
20130011426Recombinant Vaccines and Use Thereof - The present invention relates to fusion molecules of antigens, the nucleic acids coding therefor and the use of such fusion molecules and nucleic acids. In particular, said invention relates to fusion molecules, comprising an antigen and the trans-membrane region and cytoplasmic region of a MHC molecule and/or the cytoplasmic region of a MHC or a SNARE molecule.01-10-2013
20110135677Circovirus sequences associated with piglet weight loss disease (PWD) - The genome sequences and the nucleotide sequences coding for the PWD circovirus polypeptides, such as the circovirus structural and non-structural polypeptides, vectors including the sequences, and cells and animals transformed by the vectors are provided. Methods for detecting the nucleic acids or polypeptides, and kits for diagnosing infection by a PWD circovirus, also are provided. Method for selecting compounds capable of modulating the viral infection are further provided. Pharmaceutical, including vaccine, compositions for preventing and/or treating viral infections caused by PWD circovirus and the use of vectors for preventing and/or treating diseases also are provided.06-09-2011
20110159024SUBUNITS OF THE ADENOVIRUS FIBER PROTEIN AND USES THEREOF AS VACCINES - A nucleic acid sequence encoding a fragment of the adenovirus fiber capsid protein, a DNA construct including a replicable expression vector and at least one heterologous nucleic acid, and recombinant protein including fragment of the adenovirus fiber capsid protein. The fragment comprises the C-terminal knob and part of the shaft domain of the fiber protein of these adenoviruses. The use of recombinant proteins as an active ingredient in vaccinating compositions for conferring to an animal immunity against a pathogenic infection by an adenovirus, and methods for vaccinating a domestic bird against a pathogenic adenoviral infection.06-30-2011
20130022631VACCINE FOR CHIKUNGUNYA VIRUS INFECTION - The present invention relates to vaccine formulation capable of eliciting protective immune response against Chikun-gunya virus infection in humans and other mammalian hosts. The immunogenic formulation comprises purified inactivated Chikun-gunya virus in a stable formulation. Methods of propagation and purification of the virus are discussed. The inactivated virus formulation is non-infectious, immunogenic and elicits protective immune response in mammalian host. The immunogenic composition is formulated for in vivo administration to humans. The invention also discusses the strategy of developing a subunit vaccine using the recombinant viral proteins as antigens for immunization. The recombinant virus antigens that are potentially immunogenic can be used in diagnosing for the presence of the virus.01-24-2013
20090130134T CD4+ Epitopes of Type I and II Latency Antigens of the Epstein-Barr Virus, Which Can Be Recognized by the majority of individuals in the caucasian populations and applications thereof - The invention relates to immunogenic peptides from EBV type I and II latency antigens, comprising at least one T CD4+ epitope which can be recognized by the majority of individuals in the Caucasian population. The invention also relates to the diagnostic and therapeutic applications of same.05-21-2009
20130171181DPS FUSION PROTEINS FOR USE IN VACCINES AND DIAGNOSTICS - Novel nanoparticle fusion proteins comprising proteins or peptides fused to Dps (DNA-binding protein from starved cells) proteins are provided which bring forth distinct advantages for development of new and improved vaccines, diagnostic tests, and other biomedical products.07-04-2013
20080233141Therapeutic and prophylactic vaccine for the treatment and prevention of papillomavirus infection - This invention provides compositions including a chimera of papillomavirus capsid polypeptide L2 and polypeptide including an immunotherapeutic epitope, and GST fusions thereof. The present invention also provides complexes comprising chimeras of papillomavirus L2 polypeptides non-covalently associated with papillomavirus L1 polypeptides, and GST fusions thereof. These compositions may be used to elicit immune responses in a patient to papillomavirus. Therapeutic and prophylactic vaccines for the prevention and treatment of viral infection, especially papillomavirus infection and cervical cancers and warts associated therewith, made from compositions of this invention, are also disclosed. Nucleic acids and expression vectors coding for compositions of this invention are also disclosed.09-25-2008
20110262473SYNTHETIC VACCINE COMPONENT - The present invention relates generally to the field of synthetic vaccines, components thereof and methods for producing same. More particularly, the present invention provides a component of synthetic vaccines and its use in a modular approach to vaccine production.10-27-2011
20130177582PARAPOXVIRUS EXPRESSING THE VP60 MAJOR CAPSID PROTEIN OF THE RABBIT HAEMORRHAGIC DISEASE VIRUS - The invention describes a therapeutic agent capable of treating and/or preventing rabbit haemorrhagic disease virus infection in rabbits, namely a recombinant parapoxvirus, characterized in that the VP60 major capsid protein from the rabbit haemorrhagic disease virus (RHDV) is expressed from a foreign nucleic acid.07-11-2013
20120093848IMMUNOGENIC COMPOSITION COMPRISING PEPTIDES DERIVED FROM CYTOMEGALOVIRUS AND THE USE THEREOF - The present invention provides (poly)peptides, which are recognized by human cytomegalovirus (CMV)-specific immune cells. The present invention further provides a combination of multiple CMV (poly)peptides, comprising at least two different groups of (poly)peptides according to the invention as well as conjugates, comprising said (poly)peptides and/or immune adjuvants thereof. Furthermore, this invention provides mixtures, comprising said (poly)peptides and/or immune cells thereof, which are used to generate CMV-specific immune effector cells with high sensitivity and specificity. In addition, the present invention provides a preparation method of CMV-specific immune effector cells, by using said (poly)peptides, adjuvants, immune cells and/or mixtures thereof to generate anti-CMV immune response.04-19-2012
20120093847RECOMBINANT RSV VACCINES - This disclosure provides recombinant respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) antigens and methods for making and using them, including immunogenic compositions (e.g., vaccines) for the treatment and/or prevention of RSV infection.04-19-2012
20120251564REOVIRUS COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS OF USE - The present invention relates to novel strains of avian reovirus isolated from severe cases of Runting Stunting Syndrome in young broiler chickens in southeast United States. The invention is directed to avian reoviruses that impair digestion in poultry, diagnostic assays using nucleotide- or amino acid-specific components of such viruses, and to vaccines that protect chickens from disease caused by such viruses. Nucleotide sequences for the S1 gene, encoding the sigma C minor outer capsid protein, were amplified, and the nucleotide and predicted amino acid sequences were compared with sequences from other recently isolated reovirus field isolates and vaccine strains. Antigenic and molecular characterization of the newly isolated reoviruses revealed a lack of homogeneity with current U.S. isolates, with less than 60% percent amino acid similarity across the sigma C protein. Sequence comparisons with previously reported malabsorption isolates from Europe and Asia revealed a higher amino acid similarity, approaching 80%.10-04-2012
20130115235SWINE INFLUENZA HEMAGGLUTININ VARIANTS - The technology relates in part to modified influenza viruses useful for vaccine development. Polypeptides, polynucleotides, methods, compositions, and vaccines comprising influenza hemagglutinin and neuraminidase variants are provided.05-09-2013
20130095130Methods and Compositions for Providing Protective Immunity in the Elderly - Compositions that include a flagellin/antigen protein comprising at least a portion of at least one flagellin and at least a portion of at least one antigen and methods of administering these compositions to humans at least 49 years old. The compositions stimulate immune response to the antigen, in particular, a protective immune response to the antigen, in the human, such as an elderly human.04-18-2013
20130115236PROPHYLAXIS AND TREATMENT OF PRDC - The present invention relates to the use of an immunogenic composition comprising a porcine circovirus type 2 (PCV2) antigen for the prevention and treatment, including a reduction in the severity of, duration of, and manifestations of, porcine respiratory disease complex (PRDC) in animals, preferably in pigs.05-09-2013
20130115234Ectodomains of Influenza Matrix 2 Protein, Expression System, and Uses Thereof - The present invention provides a polynucleotide, polypeptide, recombinant modified vaccinia virus Ankara (rMVA) and related vaccine compositions and methods useful in the prevention and treatment of an influenza viral infection. Provided is an isolated polynucleotide encoding multiple copies of M2 influenza ectodomain peptides or rMVA comprising the polynucleotide. Also provided are methods for inducing an immune response to a subject against an influenza virus or for treating a disease or symptom caused by or resulting from infection with an influenza virus.05-09-2013
20130129761INFLUENZA VIRUS VACCINE AND USES THEREOF - Provided herein are influenza hemagglutinin stem domain polypeptides, compositions comprising the same, vaccines comprising the same and methods of their use.05-23-2013
20110236408RESPIRATORY SYNCTIAL VIRUS (RSV) SEQUENCES FOR PROTEIN EXPRESSION AND VACCINES - The invention provides RSV fusion (F) protein ectodomain polypeptide sequences and nucleotide sequences encoding them, as well as cells containing the invention's polypeptide and nucleotide sequences. The invention further provides VLPs that contain the invention's polypeptides, and methods for using the VLPs for protein expression and vaccine formulation. Also provided are methods for distinguishing between subjects immunized with the invention's compositions and subjects infected with RSV.09-29-2011
20110236407VACCINE FOR RUNTING-STUNTING SYNDROME - The present invention includes polypeptides, polynucleotides, antibodies, and vaccines associated with Runting Stunting Syndrome (RSS) in poultry. The present invention also includes diagnostic methods based on such polypeptides, polynucleotides, and antibodies and methods of protecting poultry, including chickens, against RSS by the administration of such polypeptides, polynucleotides, antibodies, and vaccines.09-29-2011
20130149323MUTATED LENTIVIRAL ENV PROTEINS AND THEIR USE AS DRUGS - A pharmaceutical composition includes, as active substance a mutated lentiviral ENV protein, substantially devoid of immunosuppressive properties or a variant of the mutated lentiviral ENV protein or a fragment of the above proteins, in association with a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier.06-13-2013
20090074803IMMUNOGEN PLATFORM - Aspects of the present invention relate to chimeric polypeptides including HCV NS3/4A sequences and T-cell epitopes. Embodiments include nucleic acids encoding the chimeric NS3/4A polypeptides, the encoded polypeptides, compositions containing said nucleic acids, compositions containing said chimeric polypeptides, as well as methods of making and using the aforementioned compositions including, but not limited to medicaments and vaccines.03-19-2009
20100291129Norovirus and sapovirus antigens - Immunogenic compositions that elicit immune responses against Norovirus and Sapovirus antigens are described. In particular, the invention relates to polynucleotides encoding one or more capsid proteins or other immunogenic viral polypeptides from one or more strains of Norovirus and/or Sapovirus, coexpression of such immunogenic viral polypeptides with adjuvants, and methods of using the polynucleotides in applications including immunization and production of immunogenic viral polypeptides and viral-like particles (VLPs). Methods for producing Norovirus- or Sapovirus-derived multiple epitope fusion antigens or polyproteins and immunogenic compositions comprising one or more immunogenic polypeptides, polynucleotides, VLPs, and/or adjuvants are also described. The immunogenic compositions of the invention may also contain antigens other than Norovirus or Sapovirus antigens, including antigens that can be used in immunization against pathogens that cause diarrheal diseases, such as antigens derived from rotavirus.11-18-2010
20120258126Molecular Vaccines for Infectious Disease - The present invention relates to methods for construction of pharmamers i.e. vaccine components characterized by their multimerization domain and the attached biologically active molecules, and their use in preparation of vaccines that contains the pharmamers alone or in combination with other molecules. The individual molecules of the construct can be bound to each other or the multimerization domain(s) by covalent or non-covalent bonds, directly or via linkers. The invention further relates to the use of such preparations in vaccine settings aimed to function as preventive/prophylactic or therapeutic vaccines in humans and animals.10-11-2012
20110274710PCV2 IMMUNOGENIC COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS OF PRODUCING SUCH COMPOSITIONS - An improved method for recovering the protein expressed by open reading frame 2 from porcine circovirus type 2 is provided. The method generally involves the steps of transfecting recombinant virus containing open reading frame 2 coding sequences into cells contained in growth media, causing the virus to express open reading frame 2, and recovering the expressed protein in the supernate. This recovery should take place beginning approximately 5 days after infection of the cells in order to permit sufficient quantities of recombinant protein to be expressed and secreted from the cell into the growth media. Such methods avoid costly and time-consuming extraction procedures required to separate and recover the recombinant protein from within the cells.11-10-2011
20130156800IDENTIFICATION OF PROTECTIVE ANTIGENIC DETERMINANTS OF PORCINE REPRODUCTIVE AND RESPIRATORY SYNDROME VIRUS AND USES THEREOF - The invention relates to a polypeptide of a protective antigenic determinant (PAD polypeptide) of porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV) and nucleic acids encoding a PAD polypeptide. The PAD polypeptide and nucleic acids encoding a PAD polypeptide are useful in the development of antibodies directed to PAD, vaccines effective in providing protection against PRRSV infection, and diagnostic assays detecting the presence of PAD antibodies generated by a PAD-specific vaccine. The invention also discloses methods of generating antibodies to PAD, for vaccinating a pig to provide protection from PRRSV infections, a method of preparing the vaccine, a method of treating PRRSV infections in a pig, and a method of detecting antibodies to PAD of PRRSV.06-20-2013
20130183329Interferon-Inducing Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome Virus Isolate - Provided are polynucleotides and proteins encoded by them which are useful for stimulating an immune response against Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV) in swine. The compositions can contain a newly discovered PRRSV strain or recombinant versions of it or polynucleotides isolated or derived from it, which can be provided as pharmaceutical preparations.07-18-2013
20110311568Vaccine - The present invention provides a foot and mouth disease (FMD) vaccine comprising or capable of expressing afoot and mouth disease virus (FMDV) VP1 polypeptide having a deletion of at least seven amino acids in the G-H loop such that the VP1 polypeptide lacks an RGD motif. The present invention also provides a method for preventing and/or treating FMD in a subject which comprises the step of administration of such a vaccine.12-22-2011
20130189293INFLUENZA HEMAGGLUTININ AND NEURAMINIDASE VARIANTS - Polypeptides, polynucleotides, methods, compositions, and vaccines comprising (avian pandemic) influenza hemagglutinin and neuraminidase variants are provided.07-25-2013
20130189294RAPID, EFFICIENT PURIFICATION OF HSV-SPECIFIC T-LYMPHOCYTES AND HSV ANTIGENS IDENTIFIED VIA SAME - Described is a method of identifying an immunologically active antigen of a virus that attacks skin, as well as a method of enriching a population of lymphocytes for T lymphocytes that are specific to a virus that attacks skin. Also provided are HSV antigens and epitopes that are useful for the prevention and treatment of HSV infection that have been identified via the methods of the invention. T-cells having specificity for antigens of the invention have demonstrated cytotoxic activity against cells loaded with virally-encoded peptide epitopes, and in many cases, against cells infected with HSV. The identification of immunogenic antigens responsible for T-cell specificity provides improved anti-viral therapeutic and prophylactic strategies. Compositions containing antigens or polynucleotides encoding antigens of the invention provide effectively targeted vaccines for prevention and treatment of HSV infection.07-25-2013
20120027790IMMUNOLOGICAL HERPES SIMPLEX VIRUS ANTIGENS AND METHODS FOR USE THEREOF - The invention provides HSV antigens that are useful for the prevention and treatment of HSV infection. Disclosed herein are antigens and/or their constituent epitopes confirmed to be recognized by T-cells derived from herpetic lesions or from uterine cervix. T-cells having specificity for antigens of the invention have demonstrated cytotoxic activity against cells loaded with virally-encoded peptide epitopes, and in many cases, against cells infected with HSV. The identification of immunogenic antigens responsible for T-cell specificity provides improved anti-viral therapeutic and prophylactic strategies. Compositions containing antigens or polynucleotides encoding antigens of the invention provide effectively targeted vaccines for prevention and treatment of HSV infection.02-02-2012
20120027789ANTIGENIC PEPTIDE OF HSV-2 AND METHODS FOR USING SAME - The invention provides HSV antigens that are useful for the prevention and treatment of HSV infection. Disclosed herein are epitopes confirmed to be recognized by T-cells derived from herpetic lesions. T-cells having specificity for antigens of the invention have demonstrated cytotoxic activity against cells loaded with virally-encoded peptide epitopes, and in many cases, against cells infected with HSV, The identification of immunogenic antigens responsible for T-cell specificity provides improved anti-viral therapeutic and prophylactic strategies. Compositions containing antigens or polynucleotides encoding antigens of the invention provide effectively targeted vaccines for prevention and treatment of HSV infection.02-02-2012
20120027788SIMIAN ADENOVIRUS NUCLEIC ACID- AND AMINO ACID-SEQUENCES, VECTORS CONTAINING SAME, AND USES THEREOF - The present invention relates to novel adenovirus strains with an improved sero-prevalence. In one aspect, the present invention relates to isolated polypeptides of adenoviral capsid proteins such as hexon, penton and fiber protein and fragments thereof and polynucleotides encoding the same. Also provided is a vector comprising the isolated polynucleotide according to the invention and adenoviruses comprising the isolated polynucleotides or polypeptides according to the invention and a pharmaceutical composition comprising said vector, adenovirus, polypeptide and/or polynucleotide. The invention also relates to the use of the isolated polynucleotides, the isolated polypeptides, the vector, the adenoviruses and/or the pharmaceutical composition for the therapy or prophylaxis of a disease.02-02-2012
20130195904HUMAN IMMUNODEFICIENCY VIRUS (HIV-1) HIGHLY CONSERVED AND LOW VARIANT SEQUENCES AS TARGETS FOR VACCINE AND DIAGNOSTIC APPLICATIONS - We identified regions of the HIV-1 proteome with high conservation, and low variant incidence. Such highly conserved sequences have direct relevance to the development of new-generation vaccines and diagnostic applications. The immune relevance of these sequences was assessed by their correlation to previously reported human T-cell epitopes and to recently identified human HIV-1 T-cell epitopes (identified using HLA transgenic mice). We identified (a) sequences specific to HIV-1 with no shared identity to other viruses and organisms, and (b) sequences that are specific to primate lentivirus group, with multiclade HIV-1 conservation.08-01-2013
20130195905Composition for Preventing or Treating Cervical Cancer Having Human Papillomavirus Plasmodium and Immunity Enhancer - A composition for preventing or treating cervical cancer comprising a human papillomavirus plasmodium and an immunity enhancer is provided. A fusion protein including a fusion polypeptide recombined to transform a 3D structure of E6 and E7, which are antigens against types 16 and 18 human papillomavirus (HPV), a signal peptide for secreting the fusion polypeptide outside the cells and an immunity enhancer peptide present in an individual is also provided. The fusion protein may be useful in treating HPV-triggered tumors by inducing an immune response specific to the antigens against the HPV types 16 and 18.08-01-2013
20130195906H3 EQUINE INFLUENZA A VIRUS - The invention provides an isolated H3 equine influenza A virus, as well as methods of preparing and using the virus, and genes or proteins thereof.08-01-2013
20120294878TLR-2 AGONISTS AND METHODS OF USE THEREOF - Two new TLR2 agonists, VP1 and VP3, which are structural proteins of FMDV. Residues of VP3 responsible for TLR2 activation are identified. In vivo experiments showed that VP3-4xM2e is active as a vaccine adjuvant.11-22-2012
20120045469VACCINE - The present invention provides an immunogenic composition comprising: an immunogenic SARS coronavirus S (spike) polypeptide, or a fragment or variant thereof; and an adjuvant comprising an oil-in-water emulsion.02-23-2012
20130202634Dengue Virus (DV) Polypeptide Sequences, T Cell Epitopes and Methods and Uses Thereof - Dengue virus (DV) peptides, including T cell epitopes, structural and non-structural (NS) polypeptide sequences, subsequences and modifications thereof, nucleotide sequences encoding such peptides, and compositions including such peptides and encoding nucleotide sequences, and cells expressing such peptides, are provided. Such DV peptides, nucleotide sequences and compositions, can be used to elicit, stimulate, induce, promote, increase, enhance or activate an anti-DV CD808-08-2013
20130209499VACCINES FOR USE IN THE PROPHYLAXIS AND TREATMENT OF INFLUENZA VIRUS DISEASE - Provided herein are polypeptides comprising portions of the influenza virus hemagglutinin, compositions comprising such polypeptides that can be used as immunogens in vaccines and methods of their use to generate an immune response against multiple influenza subtypes in a subject.08-15-2013

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