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20080213237Antigen Specific Lymphocytes, Compositions Thereof, and Methods for Isolation and Preparation Thereof - The invention relates to a method for the isolation of T cell lymphocyte, preferably, CD809-04-2008
20090123443Method for Treating Colon Cancer - The present invention discloses an immunotherapeutic method for treating patients suffering from colon cancer, by administering expanded tumour-reactive CD4+ helper and/or CD8+ T-lymphocytes obtainable from one or more sentinel or metinel lymph nodes draining a tumour in the colon or a metastasis arising from a tumour in the colon. The present invention provides a new effective method for treating colon cancer and metastatic colon cancer, without adverse side effects associated with the known treatments. The method comprises identification of in a patient one or more sentinel and/or metinel lymph nodes draining a tumour in the colon or a metastasis from a tumour in the colon, resection of the one or more nodes and, optionally all or part of the tumour or metastasis, isolation of tumour-reactive T-lymphocytes from said lymph nodes, in vitro expansion of said tumour-reactive T-lymphocytes, and administration of the thus obtained tumour-reactive T-lymphocytes to the patient, wherein the T-lymphocytes are CD4+ helper and/or CD8+ T-lymphocytes.05-14-2009
20100135974REDIRECTED, GENETICALLY-ENGINEERED T REGULATORY CELLS AND THEIR USE IN SUPPRESSION OF AUTOIMMUNE AND INFLAMMATORY DISEASE - A redirected Treg cell is endowed with specificity toward a selected target antigen or ligand. The cell contains a chimeric receptor polypeptide that is expressed in a single, continuous chain, with an extracellular recognition region displayed on the surface of the cell, a transmembrane region and an intracellular signaling region. The extracellular recognition region is specific for the selected target antigen or ligand. The intracellular signaling region includes a combination of T-cell signaling polypeptide moieties, which combination, upon binding of the extracellular recognition region to the selected target antigen or ligand, triggers activation of the redirected Treg cells to cause suppression of T-cell mediated immunity. Such redirected Treg cells may be used to suppress undesired activity of T effector cells thereby mediating an immune or inflammatory response. They are particularly useful in treating T effector cell-mediated diseases, such as inflammatory bowel disease, transplant rejection and GVH disease.06-03-2010
20120183518ASSAY FOR DETERMINING HEALTH OF CD8+ T CELLS - A method of determining if a subject's CD8+ T-cells functionally recognize an HLA-E/Hsp60sp target structure comprising a) contacting a sample of the subject's CD8+ T-cells with a HLA-E+ cell loaded with Hsp60sp, b) quantifying proliferation of the contacted HLA-E+ cell, c) contacting a sample of the subject's CD8+ T-cells with a HLA-E+ cell which is loaded with a peptide which does not bind to HLA-E, d) quantifying proliferation of the HLA-E+ cell loaded with the peptide which does not bind to HLA-E following contact with the subject's CD8+ T-cells, e) comparing the proliferation quantified in step d) with the proliferation quantified in step b)07-19-2012
20100021447Medicament for Treating Problems Relating to Fertility and Pregnancy, and Autoimmune Diseases, and for Inducing an Immunological Tolerance in Transplant Patients, and Method for Producing Said Medicament - A medicament for treating pregnancy disorders or for inducing an immunological tolerance in patients with autoimmune diseases or transplantation processes, contains at least one each of a) a precursor hCG β subunit of the human choriongonadotropine (hCG) selected from hCG β6 according to SEQ ID NO 1 or SEQ ID NO 2 and hCG β7 according to SEQ ID NO 5 or a mature hCG β subunit selected from hCG β6 according to SEQ ID NO 3 or SEQ ID NO 4 and hCG β7 according to SEQ ID NO 6 or glycolised fragments of these sequences; and b) a precursor α subunit of hCG according to SEQ ID NO 9 or the mature α subunit of hCG according to SEQ ID NO 10 or glycolysed fragments of these sequences, wherein the β subunits and the α subunits are preferably used in equimolar quantities.01-28-2010
20130034528NEW METHODS FOR ISOLATING TR1 CELLS - The present invention relates to methods for isolating Tr1 cells, resting Tr1 cells and/or activated Tr1 cells, to methods for enriching or depleting a cell population in Tr1 cells, resting Tr1 cells and/or activated Tr1 cells and to methods and kits for treating chronic inflammatory diseases, autoimmune diseases, allergic diseases, cancer and organ transplantation conditions.02-07-2013
20130078226METHOD FOR RECONSTRUCTING IMMUNE FUNCTION USING PLURIPOTENT STEM CELLS - According to the present invention, there are provided a method for producing a human T cell, which comprises the steps of inducing an iPS cell from a human T cell, and differentiating the iPS cell into a T cell; a pharmaceutical composition comprising the T cell produced by the method; and a method for cell-based immunotherapy using the method.03-28-2013
20100322910METHODS OF OBTAINING ANTIGEN-SPECIFIC T CELL POPULATIONS - The invention provides a method of obtaining a population of antigen-specific T cells from peripheral blood of a host. An embodiment of the method of the invention comprises (i) dividing PBMCs from peripheral blood of a host into more than one sub-population; (ii) contacting the PBMCs with an antigen and IL-2; (iii) obtaining a sample of PBMCs from each sub-population; (iv) identifying an antigen-reactive sub-population by determining by high throughput quantitative PCR the expression of a factor produced by the PBMCs of each sample; (v) dividing the antigen-reactive sub-population into microcultures; (vi) identifying the antigen-reactive microculture; and (vii) expanding the microculture, thereby obtaining a population of T cells specific for the antigen. The invention also provides a population of T cells obtained by the inventive method, a pharmaceutical composition comprising the same, and a method of treating a disease in a host using the pharmaceutical composition. Related isolating and screening methods are further provided.12-23-2010
20100104546MODULATORS OF ANTIGEN-DEPENDENT T CELL PROLIFERATION - The present invention relates to a method of inhibiting antigen-dependent proliferation of T-cells in a subject without substantially inhibiting mitogen-dependent proliferation of T-cells in the subject. The method includes administering to the subject an effective amount of a polyunsaturated fatty acid, or a salt or derivative of a polyunsaturated fatty acid.04-29-2010
20130045191NOVEL IMMUNOTHERAPY AGAINST SEVERAL TUMORS INCLUDING GASTROINTESTINAL AND GASTRIC CANCER - The present invention relates to peptides, nucleic acids and cells for use in immunotherapeutic methods. In particular, the present invention relates to the immunotherapy of cancer. The present invention furthermore relates to tumor-associated cytotoxic T cell (CTL) peptide epitopes, alone or in combination with other tumor-associated peptides that serve as active pharmaceutical ingredients of vaccine compositions that stimulate anti-tumor immune responses. The present invention relates to 95 novel peptide sequences and their variants derived from HLA class I molecules of human tumor cells that can be used in vaccine compositions for eliciting anti-tumor immune responses.02-21-2013
20120213754Method of Preconditioning of Cell Suspensions - An apparatus for the preparation of cells for implantation into a living body is disclosed. The apparatus comprises a vessel substantially impermeable to gaseous oxygen; and fluid within said vessel, the fluid having a maximal dissolved oxygen capacity substantially equivalent to normal saline yet having a hypoxic oxygen concentration between about 0% to about 5% of said maximal dissolved oxygen capacity. The bag oxygen concentration level remains low when the apparatus is stored at 22°-25° C. in normal atmospheric conditions for a period of at least 30 days. The present invention simplifies the process of achieving donor cell hypoxic preconditioning for cell implantation, and may be used to bathe said cells to be transplanted for a sufficient time to activate the hypoxic metabolic pathway.08-23-2012
20100330057METHOD OF EVALUATING HUMAN DENTRITIC CELLS AND HUMAN CELL IMMUNOTHERAPEUTIC AGENT - The invention provides a method of evaluating the antigen presentation potential of human dendritic cells by administering α-galactosylceramide-pulsed human dendritic cells to a non-human mammal; collecting a sample containing NKT cells from the non-human mammal; and detecting the activation of NKT cells present in the sample. The invention further provides an agent for human NKT cell immunotherapy, which contains human dendritic cells that have been assessed by the aforementioned method as those possessing an antigen presentation potential for NKT cells.12-30-2010
20130052174CELL POPULATIONS HAVING IMMUNOREGULATORY ACTIVITY, METHODS FOR THE PREPARATION AND USES THEREOF - There is provided inter alia a method for the preparation and/or generation of immunomodulatory cells which comprises contacting a mesenchymal stem cell (MSC) and/or fibroblast cell population with peripheral blood leukocytes for between about 2 hours and about 25 days.02-28-2013
20090304660G-CSF DERIVATIVE FOR INDUCING IMMUNOLOGICAL TOLERANCE - The invention relates to a method for inducing immunological tolerance, in particular transplantation tolerance, by administering a G-CSF derivative or biologically active fragment, homolog, or variant thereof, in particular peg-G-CSF, to a donor cell or a transplantation donor. The invention also relates to expanding and stimulating selected donor cells by administering a G-CSF derivative, preferably peg-G-CSF. The donor cells are preferably granulocyte-monocyte precursor cells and IL-10 secreting T cells.12-10-2009
20090304659ANTI-CD8 ANTIBODIES BLOCK PRIMING OF CYTOTOXIC EFFECTORS AND LEAD TO GENERATION OF REGULATORY CD8+ T CELLS - The present invention includes compositions and methods for inducing tolerance in a subject in need thereof comprising providing the subject with an effective amount of an anti-CD8 antibody sufficient in induce CD812-10-2009
20090304658METHOD OF PROLIFERATING LAK CELL - The present application aims at providing a treatment method effective for various cancers, immune deficiency diseases and infections, and a method of proliferating/activating cells associated therewith, which can be performed at such low costs that the methods can be applicable to nonhuman animals.12-10-2009
20090304657CHIMERIC T CELL RECEPTORS AND RELATED MATERIALS AND METHODS OF USE - The invention provides a chimeric T cell receptor (TCR) comprising a variable region of a human TCR and a constant region comprising at least an extracellular domain of a constant region of a non-human TCR, as well as functional variants thereof. The invention also provides polypeptides and proteins related to the inventive TCRs, as well as nucleic acids encoding the TCRs, polypeptides, or proteins, recombinant expression vectors, and host cells. Further provided are pharmaceutical compositions related to the inventive TCRs and methods of preventing or treating a disease, e.g., an infectious disease, cancer, in a host, methods of detecting a diseased cell in a host, and methods of improving the biological activity of a TCR.12-10-2009
20100272700DENDRITIC CELL PRECURSORS - A method of generating a population of dendritic cell (DC) precursors includes obtaining a population of progenitor cells from a subject and culturing the progenitor cells in a culture medium. The culture medium can include Flt3 ligand and interleukin-6 and be free of granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor.10-28-2010
20130058909METHODS OF TREATMENT USING EX VIVO EXPANSION OF CORD BLOOD T CELLS - Provided are methods of enhancing ex vivo proliferation of a T cell population, the methods comprising contacting the T cell population with IL-7 and anti-CD3/CD28 antibody to activate and expand the T cell population. Further provided are methods of generating an antigen-specific cytotoxic T cell population comprising priming a CD3/CD28-expanded T cell population against an antigen (e.g., a cancer cell) in the presence of at least one of IL-7, IL-12, and IL-15, or a combination thereof. Further provided are methods of treating T cell lymphopenia in a subject, comprising administering a CD3/CD28-expanded T cell population to the subject.03-07-2013
20110038844COMPOSITIONS FOR TREATING AN ARTHRITIC CONDITION - The present invention relates to compositions comprising human Tr1 cells directed to a joint-associated antigen and methods for treating an arthritic condition.02-17-2011
20110014169HIGH AFFINITY NY-ESO T CELL RECEPTORS - The present invention provides T cell receptors (TCRs) having the property of binding to SLLMWITQC-HLA-A*0201, the SLLMWITQC peptide being derived from the NY-ESO-1 protein which is expressed by a range of tumour cells. The TCRs have a K01-20-2011
20090142320METHOD TO MINIMIZE IL-17 PRODUCTION DURING nTREG CELL EXPANSION - Disclosed in this specification is a method to promote the growth of CD4+CD25Foxp3+ nTreg cells in a culture while minimizing the production of IL-17. The resulting cells are useful in the treatment of immune-related diseases.06-04-2009
20120225043Enhancement of Immune Responses By 4-1BB-Binding Agents - This invention features methods of enhancing immune responses in mammalian subjects and in vitro methods of enhancing the response of a T cell. Also embodied by the invention are methods of receiving and preventing the induction of energy in T cells.09-06-2012
20130064802METHODS, COMPOSITIONS, AND ASSAYS FOR DETERMINING THE EFFECT OF AN IMMUNE CELL ON A CELL FROM AN INFECTIOUS OR NEOPLASTIC DISEASE - An in vitro assay is provided for determining the effect of an immune cell on a cell from an infectious or neoplastic disease. Also provided is an in vitro assay for determining the effect of an activated CD803-14-2013
20130164272METHODS OF IDENTIFYING CENTRAL MEMORY T CELLS AND OBTAINING ANTIGEN-SPECIFIC T CELL POPULATIONS - The invention provides a method of obtaining a population of antigen-specific T cells comprising: (i) dividing PBMCs from peripheral blood of a host into more than one sub-population; (ii) contacting the PBMCs of each sub-population with an antigen; (iii) obtaining a sample of the contacted PBMCs from each sub-population; (iv) measuring the quantity of 1) IL-2 mRNA and 2) IFN-γ mRNA expressed by the PBMCs of each sample; (v) determining the IL-2 index of each sample; (vi) identifying one or more samples with an IL-2 index determined in (v) of greater than or equal to about 10 to identify one or more antigen-reactive, central memory T cell sub-populations; (vii) dividing the antigen-reactive, central memory T cell sub-population(s) identified in (vi) into microcultures; (viii) identifying one or more antigen-reactive microcultures; and (ix) expanding the microculture(s).06-27-2013
20120114623ANTIGEN-SPECIFIC LONG-TERM MEMORY T-CELLS - The present invention provides compositions, methods, and systems for generating antigen-specific long-term memory T-cells using mTOR pathway inhibitors. The present invention provides compositions, systems, and methods for administering antigen-specific long-term memory T-cells to a subject (e.g., to a subject with cancer in adoptive transfer type of procedures).05-10-2012
20090017000Preparation of inactivated artificial antigen presenting cells and their use in cell therapies - Methods of processing inactivated artificial antigen presenting cells (aAPCs) and artificial antigen presenting cells with specificity for selected antigenic peptides are described, including their generation and use in cell therapy compositions comprising activated cytotoxic T lymphocytes. Inactivated aAPCs are advantageously generated through crosslinking, such as via a photoreaction involving a psoralen derivative and UVA irradiation.01-15-2009
20110142814Methods for Using Protein Kinase C-Theta Inhibitors in Adoptive Immunotherapy - The present invention provides methods for reducing tumor necrosis factor activation of regulatory T cells (Tregs), restoring the activity of defective Tregs, and enhancing the function of Tregs using Protein Kinase C theta (PKC-θ) inhibitors. The enhancement in Treg function is of use in facilitating adoptive immunotherapy in the treatment of immunological disorders.06-16-2011
20080305092Methods of treating autoimmune disease via CTLA-4IG - The method of immunotherapy of the present invention involves the regulation of the T cell immune response through the activation or suppression/inactivation of the CD28 pathway. Induction of activated T cell lymphokine production occurs upon stimulatory binding of the CD28 surface receptor molecule, even in the presence of conventional immunosuppressants. Inhibition of CD28 receptor binding to an appropriate stimulatory ligand or inactivation of the CD28 signal transduction pathway through other means down-regulates CD28-pathway related T cell lymphokine production and its resulting effects.12-11-2008
20080305091Poly-Epitope Peptide Derived from Thymidylate Synthase Having Immunological and Anti-Tumour Activity - The present invention concerns a peptide having anti-tumour activity and its related pharmaceutical compositions. In particular, the invention concerns a peptide with anti-tumour preventive and therapeutic activity, also in combination with other known anti-tumour compounds such as, for example, 5-fluorouracil.12-11-2008
20120148553METHODS OF GENERATING NATURAL KILLER CELLS - Provided herein are methods of producing natural killer cells using a two-step expansion and differentiation method. Also provided herein are methods of suppressing tumor cell proliferation, of treating individuals having cancer or a viral infection, comprising administering the NK cells produced by the method to an individual having the cancer or viral infection.06-14-2012
20110280849TUMOR SUPPRESSION USING HUMAN PLACENTA-DERIVED INTERMEDIATE NATURAL KILLER CELLS AND IMMUNOMODULATORY COMPOUNDS - Provided herein are methods of suppressing tumor cell proliferation, of treating individuals having cancer or a viral infection, comprising contacting the tumor cells, or administering to the individual, placental perfusate, placental perfusate cells, or natural killer cells, e.g., placenta-derived intermediate natural killer cells, with an immunomodulatory compound or thalidomide.11-17-2011
20110142813Use Of Anti-Cancer Cell Composition For Treatment Of Head And Neck Cancer, Which Is Intended To Be Administered To Nutrient Artery Of Tumor - To provide a method of efficiently delivering cells having an anti-tumor activity to tumor tissues to evoke a stronger anti-tumor reaction, and a method of providing a more effective tumor regression effect, both in a cellular immunotherapy for cancer utilizing cells having an anti-tumor activity or antigen presenting cells for activating cells capable of exhibiting an anti-tumor activity. Provided are: a method of treating head and neck cancer, comprising administering an anti-cancer cell composition containing NKT cells activated in vitro with an NKT cell ligand into the tumor-feeding artery, and administering an NKT cell-stimulating agent containing antigen presenting cells treated with an NKT cell ligand through the upper respiratory tract mucous membrane; a use, in anti-cancer treatment of head and neck region, of the anti-cancer cell composition and the NKT cell-stimulating agent; a kit comprising the anti-cancer cell composition and the NKT cell-stimulating agent; and the anti-cancer cell composition.06-16-2011
20110027245Pairing processes for preparing alloreactive cytotoxic T cells - Provided in certain embodiments are methods for pairing patient cells and donor cells to prepare cytotoxic T cells. Such cytotoxic T cells could be administered to the patient for treating certain disorders, such as a cancer (for example, brain cancer).02-03-2011
20100266561Recovery of Tissue Function Following Administration of B Cells to Injured Tissue - The present invention relates generally to systems and methods of enhancing recovery of function of injured tissue through administration of a composition comprising a relatively pure populations of B lymphocyte cells in a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier to the injured tissue. Kits are provided to aid in purification of B cells from heterogeneous mixtures of cells and administration of B cells to injured tissue.10-21-2010
20090117089GLYCOLIPIDS AND ANALOGUES THEREOF AS ANTIGENS FOR NK T CELLS - This invention relates to immunogenic compounds which may serve as ligands for NKT (natural killer T) cells and to methods of use thereof in modulating immune responses.05-07-2009
20090311229Isolation and Identification of Cross-Reactive T Cells - Cross-reactive T cells recognizing both MBP12-17-2009
20100239547SYNTHETIC HLA BINDING PEPTIDE ANALOGUES AND USES THEREOF - The present invention is directed to a synthetic peptide comprising a sequence of amino acids containing at least a segment that is an analogue of a native peptide that specifically binds to HLA A0201 or HLA A0301 molecules on a cell characteristic of a pathophysiologic state in a mammal. The synthetic peptide may be derived form native peptides comprising a breakpoint region of the WT1 protein.09-23-2010
20110300119METHODS OF ENRICHING AND USING REGULATORY T CELLS - Disclosed are methods of isolating and using a population of FOXP312-08-2011
20090191173Induction Of Neurogenesis And Stem Cell Therapy In Combination With Copolymer 1 - A method for inducing and enhancing neurogenesis and/or oligodendrogenesis from endogenous as well as from exogenously administered stem cells comprises administering to an individual in need thereof an agent selected from the group consisting of Copolymer 1, a Copolymer 1-related polypeptide, a Copolymer 1-related peptide, and activated T cells which have been activated by Copolymer 1, a Copolymer 1-related polypeptide, or a Copolymer 1-related peptide. The method is particularly useful for stem cell therapy in combination with the agent.07-30-2009
20090257994Chimeric immunoreceptor useful in treating human cancers - The present invention relates to chimeric transmembrane immunoreceptors, named “zetakines,” comprised of an extracellular domain comprising a soluble receptor ligand linked to a support region capable of tethering the extracellular domain to a cell surface, a transmembrane region and an intracellular signalling domain. Zetakines, when expressed on the surface of T lymphocytes, direct T cell activity to those specific cells expressing a receptor for which the soluble receptor ligand is specific. Zetakine chimeric immunoreceptors represent a novel extension of antibody-based immunoreceptors for redirecting the antigen specificity of T cells, with application to treatment of a variety of cancers, particularly via the autocrin/paracrine cytokine systems utilized by human malignancy. In a preferred embodiment is a glioma-specific immunoreceptor comprising the extracellular targetting domain of the IL-13Rα2-specific IL-13 mutant IL-13(E13Y) linked to the Fc region of IgG, the transmembrane domain of human CD4, and the human CD3 zeta chain.10-15-2009
20090202506EX-VIVO PRIMING FOR GENERATING CYTOTOXIC T LYMPHOCYTES SPECIFIC FOR NON-TUMOR ANTIGENS TO TREAT AUTOIMMUNE AND ALLERGIC DISEASE - Cytotoxic T lymphocytes (CTLs) specific for antigenic peptides derived from IgE molecule can be generated in vitro by stimulating resting naive CD8 T cells with IgE peptides presented by artificial antigen presenting cells. The IgE specific CTLs lyse the target cells loaded with IgE peptides in vitro and inhibit antigen specific IgE response in vivo. In addition, adoptive transfer of the IgE specific CTL to an asthmatic mouse model can inhibit the development of lung inflammation and airway hypersensitivity. IgE specific CTL provides a treatment for allergic asthma and other IgE-mediated allergic diseases. Antigenic peptides identified from non-tumor self-antigens induce specific cytotoxic T lymphocyte (CTL) in vitro. The CTL induced by peptides identified from CD40L can kill activated CD4 T cells. In vitro generated CTL specific for CD40L inhibit CD4-dependent antibody responses of all isotypes in vivo. In contrast, CTL induced by antigenic peptides derived from IgE specifically inhibit IgE responses, and adoptive transfer of CD40L-specific CTL to NOD mice at early age delay the development of diabetes in NOD mice. In vitro generated CTL specific for non-tumor self-antigens expressed on activated CD4 T cells regulate immune responses in vivo.08-13-2009
20100166722T CELL THERAPIES - This invention provides a method of treating cancer or infection by administering T cells transfected with T cell receptors (TCRs) which in their soluble form have a half life for their interaction with their cognate peptide-MHC complex chosen to enhance the avidity of the T cells for target cells presenting that peptide MHC complex while maintaining the activation specificity of the T cells by that peptide-MHC complex.07-01-2010
20100111916Materials and Method of Modulating the Immune Response - Methods and materials to modulate the immune response to treat or prevent a disease or to prevent transplant rejection, including methods of making T helper-antigen presenting cells and/or T regulatory-antigen specific cells and methods of using these cells. The invention also relates to methods of making exosome-absorbed dendritic cells and the uses of these cells to modulate the immune response to treat or prevent a disease or to prevent transplant rejection.05-06-2010
20100040590Tumor-associated peptides binding to human leukocyte antigen (HLA) class II molecules - The present invention relates to immunotherapeutic methods, and molecules and cells for use in immunotherapeutic methods. In particular, the present invention relates to the immunotherapy of cancer. The present invention furthermore relates to tumour-associated T-helper cell peptide epitopes, alone or in combination with other tumour-associated peptides, that serve as active pharmaceutical ingredients of vaccine compositions which stimulate anti-tumour immune responses. In particular, the present invention relates to 49 novel peptide sequences derived from HLA class II molecules of human tumour cell lines which can be used in vaccine compositions for eliciting anti-tumour immune responses.02-18-2010
20080292605Materials for stimulation of hematopoiesis by ex vivo activated cells - A protocol of activating and administering human blood cells so that bone marrow histology and/or blood cell counts of patients suffering from a plastic anemia approach normal. The protocol includes culturing the blood cells in the presence of a cytokine and an ionophore. It is emphasized that this abstract is provided to comply with the rules requiring an abstract that will allow a searcher or other reader to quickly ascertain the subject matter of the technical disclosure. It is submitted with the understanding that it will not be used to interpret or limit the scope or meaning of the claims.11-27-2008
20080260710Method for Suppressing Surgical Site Infection and Column to be Used for the Method - An object of the present invention is to provide a method for suppressing surgical site infections (SSI) that have occurred at extremely high incidence rates at the time of surgical operations and particularly surgical operations on digestive system organs, and to provide a column to be used for the method. According to the present invention, a method is provided for suppressing surgical site infections, which comprises the steps of: (a) administering a chemotherapeutic drug for treating and/or preventing a surgical site infection; and (b) collecting blood from a surgical subject and removing leukocytes that comprise neutrophils from the blood during or within 24 hours after surgical operation, and then returning the blood from which the leukocytes have been removed to the surgical subject. The present invention also provides a column for blood circulation which is filled with a carrier having affinity for leukocytes comprising neutrophils, which is used for suppressing a surgical site infection during or within 24 hours after surgical operation on a digestive system organ.10-23-2008
20090311228TREATMENT OF INFLAMMATORY BOWEL DISEASE - A method of treating inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) comprises collecting regulatory T cells in an activated or non-activated state from a patient's sentinel lymph nodes draining bowel segments with or without IBD, optionally activating the cells by contacting them with a cytokine and an antigen extract obtained from an inflamed bowel segment, expanding the T cells in vitro, and re-infusing the expanded T cell to the patient. Also disclosed are methods for obtaining sentinel nodes, for expanding T cells, for re-establishing the T12-17-2009
20120107294COMPOSITION FOR IN VIVO TRANSPLANTATION FOR TREATMENT OF HUMAN CERVICAL CANCER COMPRISING MONONUCLEAR CELLS DERIVED FROM UMBLICAL CORD BLOOD - Provided is a composition for in vivo transplantation for the treatment of human cervical cancer, comprising mononuclear cells derived from umbilical cord blood and a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier. When the umbilical cord blood-derived mononuclear cells are transplanted in vivo, cervical cancer can be effectively treated. In particular, the mononuclear cells derived from the umbilical cord blood retain high differentiation and proliferation abilities and exhibit very low graft-versus-host (GVH) reactions which are side effects caused by transplantation, and thus, can be transplanted to many patients.05-03-2012
20120107293METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR THE TREATMENT OF CANCER - A method of treating cancer comprises: (a) providing allogenic or autologous white blood cells from a suitable donor; and then (b) administering the white blood cells to the subject in an amount effective to treat the cancer. Preferably the white blood cells comprise innate immune cells. Preferably the white blood cells comprise less than 10% by number of cytotoxic T lymphocytes. Preferably the white blood cells, or more particularly the innate immune cells, are preselected in vitro to kill cancer cells in vitro (for example, by collecting white blood cells from the patient and determining that the white blood cells kill cancer cells in vitro before and thereby pre-selecting the donor, before collecting a subsequent population of cells from the donor for administration).05-03-2012
20120107292METHOD FOR THE SIMULTANEOUS INDUCTION OF CTL AND gamma-delta T CELL - Disclosed are: a method for culture of disease antigen specific CTLs and γδT cells in one culture step conveniently and efficiently; and a pharmaceutical agent and a therapeutic/prophylactic method both of which use a cell produced by the method. Blood is collected and peripheral blood mononuclear cells are separated from the blood. Aminobisphosphonate and a disease antigen are added to the peripheral blood mononuclear cells at the beginning of culture, and the cell culture is carried out for a predetermined period to proliferate/induce disease antigen specific CTLs and γδT cells simultaneously until the numbers of the cells reach values that are effective for the treatment of a disease. The CTLs and the γδT cells thus produced are used for the treatment.05-03-2012
20090142317PROCESS FOR REDUCING EFFECTS OF GRAFT VERSUS HOST DISEASE USING EX VIVO EXPANDED CD4+CD25+ REGULATORY T CELLS - Disclosed in this specification is a process for producing ex vivo expanded CD4+CD25+ regulatory T cells. The process includes the steps of extracting a sample that includes peripheral blood mononuclear cells from a human donor. The extracted cells include a certain number of cells which are CD4+CD25+ regulatory T cells. The relative population of the CD4+CD25+ regulatory T cells is enhanced such that the Treg cells constitute the majority of the cells in the sample. Thereafter, the population of the enriched Treg cells, that may include third-party derived Treg cells, is expanded to produce a clinically meaningful population of cells for use in the treatment of GVHD.06-04-2009
20090162334PRODUCTION AND USE OF REGULATORY T CELLS - An ex vivo method for generating a population of Treg capable of suppressing rejection of an organ or tissue transplant from a donor animal, comprises culturing CD406-25-2009
20090142316Use of Dendrimers to Stimulate Cell Growth - The present invention relates to the use of dendrimers with monophosphonic or bisphosphonic terminations in order to stimulate the growth of cell cultures or to activate cells in culture.06-04-2009
20080317724Micropatterned T cell stimulation - The invention relates to methods of expanding, stimulating or activating T cells by modulating the spatial organization of signal molecules presented to the T cells.12-25-2008
20080206216Tumor-associated Peptides Binding Promiscuously to Human Leukocyte Antigen (HLA) Class II Molecules - The present invention relates to immunotherapeutic methods, and molecules and cells for use in immunotherapeutic methods. In particular, the present invention relates to the immunotherapy of cancer. The present invention furthermore relates to tumour-associated T-helper cell peptide epitopes, alone or in combination with other tumour-associated peptides, that serve as active pharmaceutical ingredients of vaccine compositions which stimulate anti-tumour immune responses. In particular, the present invention relates to 49 novel peptide sequences derived from HLA class II molecules of human tumour cell lines which can be used in vaccine compositions for eliciting anti-tumour immune responses.08-28-2008
20080311098COMPOUNDS AND METHODS FOR MODULATING THE IMMUNE RESPONSE AGAINST ANTIGENS - Chimeric nucleic acids and polypeptides comprising an antigen or an epitope thereof are described, as well as compositions and methods to increase the presentation of an antigen or epitope by MHC class II molecules and to modulate the immune response.12-18-2008
20100129339NKT CELL-STIMULATING AGENT FOR ADMINISTRATION THROUGH UPPER RESPIRATORY TRACT MUCOUS MEMBRANE - The present invention provides an NKT cell stimulating agent containing antigen-presenting cells pulsed with an NKT cell ligand, to be administered submucosally in the upper airway. By submucosal administration in the upper airway, it is possible to stimulate NKT cells and stimulate immune reactions extremely efficiently with a small number of NKT cell ligand-pulsed antigen-presenting cells. By submucosal administration in the upper airway, NKT cells can be induced selectively in cervical lymph nodes.05-27-2010
20080233095METHOD FOR OBTAINING ANTIGEN-SPECIFIC TR1 REGULATORY LYMPHOCYTES - The invention relates to a method for preparing antigen-specific Tr1 regulatory lymphocytes. The inventive method involves the use of artificial antigen-presenting cells, expressing a molecule from the HLA class II system and a human LFA-3 molecule and expressing none of the B7-1, B7-2, B7-H1, CD40, CD23 or ICAM-1 costimulation molecules.09-25-2008
20100129340METHODS AND MATERIALS FOR THE GENERATION OF REGULATORY T CELLS - Methods are disclosed for the generation of immunosuppressive regulatory T cells. The methods can include contacting a population of CD4+CD25− T cells with a T cell receptor (TCR)/CD3 activator, a TCR co-stimulator activator, and rapamycin. Kits for the generation of immunosuppressive regulatory T cells, methods of use, and cell populations are also disclosed.05-27-2010
20080279836METHOD OF MAKING A CELL THERAPY FORMULATION - Ex-vivo prepared T-cells are harvested from cell culture conditions and formulated in medium suitable for infusion. The formulation is made by labeling the cells with one or more agents which have reactivity for T-cell surface moieties capable of delivery activation signals upon cross-linking and mixing the labeled cells with biodegradable nanospheres or microspheres coated with a material capable of cross-linking the agents attached to the T-cell surface moieties. Alternatively, the formulation may be made by mixing a population of T-cells with biodegradable nanospheres or microspheres coated with a first material and one or more second materials. The first material binds the second material and the second material has reactivity for surface moieties on the T-cells and the interaction of the second materials with the T-cells causes the activation of the T-cells. In either method, the mixture of T-cells and biodegradable spheres are suspended in a medium suitable for infusion, and the mixture is packaged in a container.11-13-2008
20080279835Method of Stem Cell Therapy for Cardiovascular Repair - A method of treating acute myocardial infarction has the steps of providing human umbilical cord blood cells (HUCBC); and administering the HUCBC to the individual with the acute myocardial infarction at particular time intervals after said myocardial infarction. Preferably the intervals are about one to about three hours or about 12 to about 48 hours after the acute myocardial infarction.11-13-2008
20080267935AraC in combination with a cytokine-secreting cell and methods of use thereof - The present invention provides improved method of cancer therapy in a mammal. More particularly, the invention is concerned with systems comprising cytosine arabinoside (AraC) and a cytokine-expressing cancer immunotherapy composition and methods of administering the combination to cancer patients in order to generate an immune response against the cancer and provide treatment with therapeutic efficacy that is an improvement relative to administration of AraC or the cytokine-expressing cancer immunotherapy composition alone as a monotherapy.10-30-2008
20110268716METHODS FOR THE ENRICHMENT OF VIABLE FOXP3+ CELLS AND USES THEREOF - The present invention is directed to methods of identifying and enriching for viable Foxp311-03-2011
20130121979METHOD OF TREATING CANCER USING PLATELET COMPOSITIONS - Platelets are concentrated from the blood of a patient. The platelets are unactivated or are treated by a method such as ultrasound or agitation to obtain platelet releasate. The platelets are formulated into an injectable formulation which is administered to the same patient the platelets were extracted from in order to treat the patient's cancer.05-16-2013
20090081175Method for Treating Disseminated Cancer - The present invention discloses an immunotherapeutic method for treating a patient suffering from a disseminated cancer by administering expanded tumour-reactive CD4+ helper and/or CD8+ T-lymphocytes obtainable from one or more metastasis-draining lymph nodes (metinel nodes) draining a metastasis. The method comprises identification of one or more metinel lymph nodes in a patient, resection of the one or more nodes and, optionally all or part of the metastases, isolation of metastasis-reactive T-lymphocytes from said lymph nodes, in vitro expansion of said metastasis-reactive T-lymphocytes, and administration of the thus obtained T-lymphocytes to the patient, wherein the T-lymphocytes are CD4+ helper and/or CD8+ T-lymphocytes.03-26-2009
20090081176Cure for the human immunodeficiency virus - A method whereby a cure is found for the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) by rebuilding and stimulating the infected individual's immune system.03-26-2009
20110223145IMMUNOSUPPRESSIVE BLOOD CELLS AND METHODS OF PRODUCING THE SAME - The present invention refers to a method of producing immunosuppressive blood cells that can be used for the treatment of autoimmune diseases, in particular multiple sclerosis, organ graft rejection and graft-versus-host disease.09-15-2011
20090098095METHOD OF EXPANDING DOUBLE NEGATIVE T CELLS - A method of expanding double negative T cells in culture is described. The method comprises (a) providing a starting sample comprising DN T cells or precursors thereof; (b) substantially depleting CD804-16-2009
20110229448 METHOD FOR IDENTIFYING ANTIGEN-SPECIFIC REGULATORY T CELLS - A method of identifying an antigen-specific regulatory T cell (Treg) from a subject is discussed wherein the method comprises quantitatively or qualitatively detecting co-expression of each of cell markers CD4, CD25 and CD134, or alternatively, N each of cell markers CD8, CD25 and CD137, as well as one or more cell markers selected from the group of Treg cell markers consisting of CD39, CD73, CD127, CTLA-4 and Foxp3 on a cell in a suitable lymphocyte-containing sample from the subject in response to exposure to a target antigen. Also discussed are methods of isolating and expanding the identified antigen-specific Treg population, which may permit antigen-specific Treg cell therapy.09-22-2011
20090220473ADIR RELATED POLYMORPHISMS AND APPLICATIONS THEREOF - The invention relates to the field of stem cell transplantations, immunotherapy and prophylaxis of neoplastic disease. Provided are peptides comprising an amino acid sequence encoded by an open reading frame as present in the nucleotide sequence of a transcript of a naturally occurring hADIR allele, wherein the amino acid sequence comprises a polymorphic MHC class I or II minor histocompatibility binding peptide.09-03-2009
20090220472Method for Treating Malignant Melanoma - The present invention discloses an immunotherapeutic method for treating patients suffering from malignant melanoma, by administering expanded tumour-reactive CD4+ helper and/or CD8+ T-lymphocytes obtainable from one or more sentinel or metinel lymph nodes draining a malignant melanoma or a metastasis arising from malignant melanoma. The present invention provides a new effective method for treating malignant melanoma and metastatic malignant melanoma, without adverse side effects associated with the known treatments. The method comprises identification of in a patient one or more sentinel and/or metinel lymph nodes draining a malignant melanoma or a metastasis there from, resection of the one or more nodes and, optionally all or part of the tumour or metastasis, isolation of tumour-reactive T-lymphocytes from said lymph nodes, in vitro expansion of said tumour-reactive T-lymphocytes, and administration of the thus obtained tumour-reactive T-lymphocytes to the patient, wherein the T-lymphocytes are CD4+ helper and/or CD8+ T-lymphocytes.09-03-2009
20100266563SELECTIVE CYTOPHERESIS DEVICES AND RELATED METHODS THEREOF - The present invention relates to systems and devices to treat and/or prevent inflammatory conditions within a subject and to related methods. More particularly, the invention relates to systems, devices, and related methods that sequester leukocytes and/or platelets and then inhibit their inflammatory action.10-21-2010
20100266562SELECTIVE CYTOPHERESIS DEVICES AND RELATED METHODS THEREOF - The present invention relates to systems and devices to treat and/or prevent inflammatory conditions within a subject and to related methods. More particularly, the invention relates to systems, devices, and related methods that sequester leukocytes and/or platelets and then inhibit their inflammatory action.10-21-2010
20100015113GP100-SPECIFIC T CELL RECEPTORS AND RELATED MATERIALS AND METHODS OF USE - The invention provides human cells, particularly human T cells, comprising a murine T Cell Receptor (TCR) having antigen specificity for the cancer antigen gp100. Isolated or purified TCRs having antigenic specificity for amino acids 154-162 of gp100 (SEQ ID NO: 1), as well as related polypeptides, proteins, nucleic acids, recombinant expression vectors, host cells, populations of cells, antibodies, or antigen binding fragments thereof, conjugates, and pharmaceutical compositions, are further provided. The invention further provides a method of detecting the presence of cancer in a host and a method of treating or preventing cancer in a host comprising the use of the inventive materials described herein.01-21-2010
20100183575Compositions and Methods for Producing Adaptive Regulatory T Cells - The present invention relates to a method for producing adaptive regulatory T cells from effector T cells by contacting the effector T cells with retinoic acid. Adaptive regulatory T cells produced by this method are Foxp3+, home to the gut, and are refractory to reversion in vivo. As such, such cells find application in the treatment of autoimmune disease and facilitating transplantation tolerance.07-22-2010
20100260734METHOD OF STIMULATING PROSAPOSIN RECEPTOR ACTIVITY - A method for stimulating prosaposin receptor activity in a cell by transfecting the cell with a DNA or RNA molecule encoding prosaposin or a prosaposin receptor agonist. The DNA or RNA molecule is administered either in vivo or used to transfect neural cells or neural stem cells ex vivo followed by reintroduction of the cells into an individual.10-14-2010
20110059059Methods for Treating Ischemic Tissue - Compositions and methods for treating ischemic tissue are provided herein.03-10-2011
20100226901GENETIC CONTROL OF MAMMALIAN CELLS WITH SYNTHETIC RNA REGULATORY SYSTEMS - The present application relates to nucleic acids that encode a RNA switch responsive to a ligand that can control the expression of a gene product that affects the cell fate determination of a mammalian cell are provided. In some embodiments, the system can be used to control the proliferation or activation of mammalian cells in response to a ligand that can be provided exogenously to the mammalian cell or can be produced by the mammalian cell. The system can be used to promote the growth or proliferation of human T cells in response to an exogenous ligand applied to the cells. In one embodiment, the system detects the ligand through a RNA aptamer that modulates expression of a gene product through activation or inactivation of a ribozyme that modulates expression of the gene product.09-09-2010
20100239548Isolation and Identification of T Cells - The present invention relates to improved autologous T cell vaccines and improved methods for their production. The invention is also directed to methods for treating autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis or rheumatoid arthritis using autologous T cell vaccines. The invention further directed to the diagnosis of T associated diseases.09-23-2010
20110008304USE OF CELLS TO FACILITATE TARGETED DELIVERY OF NANOPARTICLE THERAPIES - The present invention is related to the use of cells, such as stem cells or immune system cells, to deliver nanogels comprising an active agent to a desired site in the body. The present invention utilizes cells as a delivery system for active agents that are difficult to deliver, such as active agents with poor solubility, that degrade easily, or that are toxic to the body. The nanogels are preferably non-toxic and can optionally include a lytic agent to program apoptosis of the cell to deliver the nanogel and active agent to a desired sire within the body.01-13-2011
20100254958Antigen-Specific T-Cell Preparations from Bone Marrow - A method for the generation of antigen-specific T-cell preparations for adoptive therapy is provided, comprising the steps of obtaining lymphoid cells from the bone marrow of a patient in a first step, expanding the lymphoid cells in cell culture medium ex-vivo in the presence of at least one of IL2 and IL7 and or more antigens, yielding a T-cell preparation, and isolating the T-cell preparation from the culture medium in an isolation step. T-cell preparations provided according to the inventive method, and the use of such T-cell preparations for the treatment of infectious disease and cancer is also provided.10-07-2010
20100209409METHOD FOR SUPPRESSING IMMUNE SYSTEM RESPONSE TO TRANSPLANTED TISSUE OR CELLS - Methods are provided for suppressing the immune system response in recipients of transplanted organs, tissues or cells. An extracorporeal quantity of blood from the intended transplant recipient is treated to induce monocytes contained in the blood to differentiate and form dendritic cells. The maturation of the dendritic cells is truncated at a stage where the dendritic cells can inactivate T cell clones which would otherwise generate an undesired immune system response. The immature dendritic cells can be directly administered to the transplant recipient, or the dendritic cells can be co-incubated with the bone marrow or stem cell preparation, prior to transplantation, in order to suppress or eliminate anti-recipient donor T cells contaminating the bone marrow or stem cell preparation. The methods can be used to suppress graft versus host disease in recipients of transplanted bone marrow or stem cells, or to suppress rejection of transplanted organs or tissue.08-19-2010
20100015114PERIPHERAL-TYPE BENZODIAZEPINE RECEPTOR EXPRESSION LEVEL AS AN INDEX OF ORGAN DAMAGE AND REGENERATION - The present invention relates to methods, reagents, and kits for assessing organ damage, such as damage due to ischemia reperfusion injury, in the course of a transplantation therapy and/or for assessing organ regeneration following transplantation therapy. The invention provides a method for determining an index of organ health in the course of transplantation therapy comprising measuring the expression level of peripheral-type benzodiazepine receptor (PBR) in the organ. Measuring the expression level of PBR is also useful for assessing the progress of organ regeneration in the course of transplantation therapy by comparing the index of organ health. The expression level of PBR may be used as a predictor of the outcome of transplantation therapy.01-21-2010
20090142319METHOD TO EXPAND nTREG CELLS USING PI-3K ANTAGONIST - Disclosed in this specification is a method to promote the growth of CD4+CD25Foxp3+ nTreg cells in a culture while treating with a PI-3K antagonist. The resulting cells are useful in the treatment of immune-related diseases.06-04-2009
20090142318METHOD TO EXPAND nTREG CELLS USING p70 S6 KINASE ANTAGONIST - Disclosed in this specification is a method to promote the growth of CD4+CD25Foxp3+ nTreg cells in a culture while treating the culture with a p70 S6 kinase inhibitor. The resulting cells are useful in the treatment of immune-related diseases.06-04-2009
20120244133METHODS OF GROWING TUMOR INFILTRATING LYMPHOCYTES IN GAS-PERMEABLE CONTAINERS - An embodiment of the invention provides a method of promoting regression of cancer in a mammal comprising obtaining a tumor tissue sample from the mammal; culturing the tumor tissue sample in a first gas permeable container containing cell medium therein; obtaining tumor infiltrating lymphocytes (TIL) from the tumor tissue sample; expanding the number of TIL in a second gas permeable container containing cell medium therein using irradiated allogeneic feeder cells and/or irradiated autologous feeder cells; and administering the expanded number of TIL to the mammal. Methods of obtaining an expanded number of TIL from a mammal for adoptive cell immunotherapy are also provided.09-27-2012
20100297093MODIFIED T CELL RECEPTORS AND RELATED MATERIALS AND METHODS - The invention is directed to a modified T cell receptor (TCR) comprising an amino acid sequence of a wild-type (WT) TCR with one or more amino acid substitutions in the CDR2 and/or CDR3 regions of the alpha and/or beta chains of the TCR, wherein the modified TCR, as compared to the WT TCR, (i) has an enhanced ability to recognize target cells when expressed by CD411-25-2010
20100297094THERAPY OR PREVENTION OF DISEASES WITH CELLS OR CELL SUPERNATANT - Methods and compositions for the treatment or prevention of diseases or disorders including media conditioned by mesenchymal stem cells and BCL2A1 are provided. Methods for the production of therapeutic or preventative compositions contacted with BCL2A1 are also provided.11-25-2010
20100303779Non-Conventional NKT Cells for Use in Cancer Therapy - The invention relates to the use of CD Id-independent NKT cells, for the preparation of a pharmaceutical composition for treating a tumor in a patient. Said CD1d-independent NKT cells may be obtained by (a) culturing a population of T cells under conditions which suppress TGFβ signalling pathway, and (b) selecting the cells which exhibit at least one NK marker.12-02-2010
20100310536METHOD FOR EXPANDING HEMATOPOIETIC STEM CELLS USING HETEROCYCLIC COMPOUND - An object of the present invention is to expand CD3412-09-2010
20100310534T CELL SUBPOPULATIONS CAPABLE OF TREATING CANCER - A method of determining responsiveness to cancer treatment is disclosed. The method comprises analyzing a frequency of tumor infiltrating lymphocytes (TILs) having a CD812-09-2010
20110110908TREATMENT OF DISEASE CONDITIONS VIA ADMINISTRATION OF DNA REPAIR ENZYME - The present invention is directed to compositions and methods of preserving viability of islets of Langerhans for transplantation, and treating various diseases and other abnormal or pathological conditions, including inflammatory bowel disease, ischemic heart disease, acute lung injury, acute respiratory distress syndrome and radiation-induced brain injury, with DNA repair enzymes that are directed to the mitochondria.05-12-2011
20110033435Composition of activated CD4 cells - The composition of activated CD4 cells is derived from a healthy human donor. The composition from the healthy human donor is suspended in an infusion media and packaged in a vehicle for administration to a subject to treat disease.02-10-2011
20110033434CULTURED THREE-DIMENSIONAL TISSUES AND USES THEREOF - The present disclosure provides compositions of three dimensional tissue that can be administered into tissues and organs using minimally invasive methods. The three dimensional tissues elaborate a repertoire of growth factors that facilitate repair or regeneration of damaged tissues and organs.02-10-2011
20110110909HUMAN FACILITATING CELLS - The present disclosure relates to human facilitating cells (hFC), and methods of isolating, characterizing, and using such hFCs.05-12-2011
20100215628METHOD FOR PREPARING CELL POPULATIONS WITH ANTI-TUMOR IMMUNE RESPONSE ACTIVITY - The invention provides a method for preparing cell populations with anti-tumor immune response activity, which includes co-culturing tumor and mononuclear cell in a three-dimensional cell culture device, separating and amplifying the cell populations with anti-tumor immune response activity from the cultures. The present invention, at the same time, discloses the cell populations with anti-tumor immune response activity obtained by the method and the kit comprising the cell populations.08-26-2010
20090324566T-Cell Receptor and Nucliec Acid Encoding the Receptor - A polypeptide comprising a polypeptide consisting of an amino acid sequence shown in SEQ ID NO: 5 of Sequence Listing or a polypeptide consisting of an amino acid sequence having deletion, addition, insertion or substitution of one to several amino acid residues in the sequence, the polypeptide being capable of constituting an HLA-A24-restricted, MAGE-A412-31-2009
20100034794ENDOTHELIAL PROGENITOR CELL COMPOSITIONS AND NEOVASCULARIZATION - Methods and compositions are provided for inducing neovascularization in injured tissues with endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs). Mixtures of purified CD34+ endothelial progenitors and purified CD14+ monocytes, or products of an in vitro co-culture of purified CD34+ endothelial progenitor cells and purified CD14+ monocytes provide neovascularization after administration to a subject having a tissue injury, such as an ischemic injury.02-11-2010
20110097314METHOD FOR PRODUCING A COMPOSITION FOR PROMOTING SURVIVAL OF TRANSPLANTED HEMATOPOIETIC STEM CELL - HLA matched activated lymphocytes in mononuclear cells separated from peripheral blood or umbilical cord blood are proliferated and activated. After separating and collecting, the HLA matched activated lymphocytes are employed as the main component of a composition for promoting survival of transplanted hematopoietic stem cells. The obtained composition is widely usable in, for instance, prevention of survival failure of transplanted hematopoietic stem cells and therapy for promoting the survival thereof. Although the dose of the composition varies depending on the age, conditions, etc. of a patient, a humanized antibody is administered in a dose of from 0.2 to 20 ml/kg/day to mammals including humans. The composition is administered by intravenous injection either once a day (single administration or continuous administration) or intermittently once to 3 times in a week or once in 2 or 3 weeks.04-28-2011
20110076258METHODS OF MODULATING T CELL- DEPENDENT IMMUNE RESPONSES - The present invention provides methods and compositions for modulating at least one T cell-dependent immune response using an inhibitor of ATP-mediated T cell activation, such as oxidized ATP, for therapeutic and research purposes. 03-31-2011
20100303780COMPOSITIONS FOR TREATING AN INTESTINAL INFLAMMATORY CONDITION - Compositions comprising human Tr1 cells directed to a food antigen from common human diet and methods for treating an intestinal inflammatory condition.12-02-2010
20100310537METHOD FOR EXPANDING HEMATOPOIETIC STEM CELLS USING HETEROCYCLIC COMPOUND - An object of the present invention is to expand CD3412-09-2010
20110212071ANTI THIRD PARTY CENTRAL MEMORY T CELLS, METHODS OF PRODUCING SAME AND USE OF SAME IN TRANSPLANTATION AND DISEASE TREATMENT - An isolated population of cells comprising non-GVHD inducing anti-third party cells having a central memory T-lymphocyte (Tcm) phenotype is provided. The cells being tolerance-inducing cells and capable of homing to the lymph nodes following transplantation. Methods of generating same, use of same and methods of treatment are also provided.09-01-2011
20110250190PHARMACEUTICAL PREPARATION - The present invention relates to a pharmaceutical preparation for treating an inflammatory condition, preferably a condition associated with ischemia comprising: a) a physiological solution comprising peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBM-Cs) or a subset thereof, or b) a supernatant of the solution a), wherein the solution a) is obtainable by cultivating PBMCs or a subset thereof in a physiological solution free of PBMC-proliferating and PBMC-activating substances for at least 1 h.10-13-2011
20100015112Methods for the Induction of Professional and Cytokine-Producing Regulatory T Cells - The field of the invention is generally related to methods used for the induction of T cells with suppressive activity. More specifically, the methods are used to generate professional regulatory T cells and cytokine-producing T cells with enhanced suppressive activity.01-21-2010
20080206218Tumor-associated Peptides Binding Promiscuously to Human Leukocyte Antigen (HLA) Class II Molecules - The present invention relates to immunotherapeutic methods, and molecules and cells for use in immunotherapeutic methods. In particular, the present invention relates to the immunotherapy of cancer. The present invention furthermore relates to tumour-associated T-helper cell peptide epitopes, alone or in combination with other tumour-associated peptides, that serve as active pharmaceutical ingredients of vaccine compositions which stimulate anti-tumour immune responses. In particular, the present invention relates to 49 novel peptide sequences derived from HLA class II molecules of human tumour cell lines which can be used in vaccine compositions for eliciting anti-tumour immune responses.08-28-2008
20090297490NOVEL HUMAN T-CELL POPULATION - The present invention has objects to provide a novel human T-cell population having both cytotoxic and immunosuppressive activities, and to a method for preparing the same. The above objects are attained by providing a human T-cell population which is obtainable by coculturing mononuclear cells, collected from human blood, with stroma cells and which has the following features: 12-03-2009
20120201799DEVICES, SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR CELL MODIFICATION - A method of modifying cells includes removing fluid including cells from a patient, contacting the removed fluid from the patient with at least one surface upon which at least one agent to interact at least one cell receptor is immobilized to modify cells in the fluid, and returning the fluid to the patient. The agent can, for example, be immobilized via covalent bonding or ionic bonding to the at least one surface. The fluid can, for example, be blood or a blood fraction. The agent can, for example, be an agonist, an antagonist or an inverse agonist.08-09-2012
20090136470REGULATORY T CELLS AND METHODS OF MAKING AND USING SAME - Methods of stimulating or increasing differentiation to regulatory T cells, cultures of regulatory T cells and methods of reducing or decreasing an immune response, inflammation or an inflammatory response, among other things, are provided. Methods include, among other things, contacting blood cells or T cells with an amount of TGF-beta or a TGF-beta analogue and a retinoic acid receptor agonist, or an amount of a retinoid X receptor (RXR) or peroxisome proliferator activated receptor-gamma (PPARgamma) agonist, sufficient to stimulate or increase differentiation to regulatory T cells. Cultures of regulatory T cells include T cells that express a marker associated with regulatory T cells, such as cultures in which regulatory T cells represent, for example, 30% or more of the total number of cells in the culture.05-28-2009
20080279833LAMINATE SHEET ARTICLES FOR TISSUE REGENERATION - The invention is to articles of extracellular matrix. The articles comprise one or more sheets of mammalian extracellular matrix laminated together. A single sheet can be folded over and laminated on 3 sides. Two or more sheets can be laminated to each other at their edges. The sheets can further encase a composition comprising a cell or cells, such as for example, a stem cell. A single sheet can be folded over to encase a composition, or rolled to encase a composition with lamination at either end of the roll, for example. The invention also includes methods of using these articles to regenerate tissue at tissue defects, or heal wounds in damaged tissue.11-13-2008
20080279834Methods and Reagents for Identifying/Isolating T Regulatory (Treg) Cells and for Treating Individuals - An affinity ligand is reactive to the GARP protein may be capable of binding to an extracellular domain of GARP protein expressed on regulatory T (Treg) cells. The affinity ligand may be an antibody and may be used to identify Treg cells. A method comprises providing a blood sample from a subject and determining the amount of Treg cells in that sample. A composition containing Treg cells may be administered to an individual to suppress effector T cell activity in the individual. A composition containing an affinity ligand capable of binding to a GARP domain may be administered to an individual to suppress Treg cell activity and increase effector T cell activity in the individual. A kit for detecting Treg cells may include an affinity ligand reactive with mammalian GARP protein.11-13-2008
20080267934Use of Apoptotic Cells Ex Vivo to Generate Regulatory T Cells - Many cell types in the body can remove apoptotic and cellular debris from tissues; however, the professional phagocyte, or antigen presenting cell (“APC”), has a high capacity to do so. The recognition of apoptotic cells (“ACs”) occurs via a series of evolutionarily-conserved, AC associated molecular-pattern receptors (“ACAMPRs”) on APCs that recognize and bind corresponding apoptotic-cell-associated molecular patterns (“ACAMPs”). These receptors recognize ligands such as phosphotidyl serine and oxidized lipids found on apoptotic cells. Savill et al. (2002); and Gregory et al. (2004).10-30-2008
20090123442EXPANDED NK CELLS - The present invention relates to expanded NK cells. The NK cells have been expanded ex vivo, are activated and have a cytotoxic phenotype. The cytotoxicity against malignant cells is markedly increased compared to non-expanded NK cells. The invention also relates to a method of treatment.05-14-2009
20080206217Tumor-associated Peptides Binding Promiscuously to Human Leukocyte Antigen (HLA) Class II Molecules - The present invention relates to immunotherapeutic methods, and molecules and cells for use in immunotherapeutic methods. In particular, the present invention relates to the immunotherapy of cancer. The present invention furthermore relates to tumour-associated T-helper cell peptide epitopes, alone or in combination with other tumour-associated peptides, that serve as active pharmaceutical ingredients of vaccine compositions which stimulate anti-tumour immune responses. In particular, the present invention relates to 49 novel peptide sequences derived from HLA class II molecules of human tumour cell lines which can be used in vaccine compositions for eliciting anti-tumour immune responses.08-28-2008
20110020310ROOT CANAL FILLER AND DENTAL TISSUE REGENERATION METHOD - Provided is a novel and creative dental tissue regeneration method for regenerating dental tissue after pulpectomy or the enlargement and cleaning of an infected root canal. After pulpectomy or the enlargement and cleaning of an infected root canal, a root canal filler (01-27-2011
20110020309EX-VIVO PRIMING FOR GENERATING CYTOTOXIC T LYMPHOCYTES SPECIFIC FOR NON-TUMOR ANTIGENS TO TREAT AUTOIMMUNE AND ALLERGICE DISEASE - Cytotoxic T lymphocytes (CTLs) specific for antigenic peptides derived from IgE molecule can be generated in vitro by stimulating resting naive CD8 T cells with IgE peptides presented by artificial antigen presenting cells. The IgE specific CTLs lyse the target cells loaded with IgE peptides in vitro and inhibit antigen specific IgE response in vivo. In addition, adoptive transfer of the IgE specific CTL to an asthmatic mouse model can inhibit the development of lung inflammation and airway hypersensitivity. IgE specific CTL provides a treatment for allergic asthma and other IgE-mediated allergic diseases. Antigenic peptides identified from non-tumor self-antigens induce specific cytotoxic T lymphocyte (CTL) in vitro. The CTL induced by peptides identified from CD40L can kill activated CD4 T cells. In vitro generated CTL specific for CD40L inhibit CD4-dependent antibody responses of all isotypes in vivo. In contrast, CTL induced by antigenic peptides derived from IgE specifically inhibit IgE responses, and adoptive transfer of CD40L-specific CTL to NOD mice at early age delay the development of diabetes in NOD mice. In vitro generated CTL specific for non-tumor self-antigens expressed on activated CD4 T cells regulate immune responses in vivo.01-27-2011
20110020308EXPRESSION OF TRANSGENIC T CELL RECEPTORS IN LAK-T CELLS - The present invention is directed to LAK-T cells, which have been transformed by a transgenic T cell receptor (tg-TCR). The invention is further directed to a method of generating those transgenic T cells, a pharmaceutical composition comprising said cells and the use of the LAK-T cells or of the pharmaceutical composition in the adoptive cell therapy and for treating hematological malignancies or solid tumors or acute or chronic infections or autoimmune diseases.01-27-2011
20110027244Compositions and methods of preparing alloreactive cytotoxic T cells - Provided herein are compositions and methods of preparing therapeutic cytotoxic T cells. In certain embodiments, such T cells are generated through activation of donor cells by patient stimulator cells.02-03-2011
20110262413METHODS OF REDUCING EXTRAVASATION OF INFLAMMATORY CELLS - A method for modifying access of cells to extravascular spaces and regions comprising administering to a patient an enzyme that cleaves chondroitin sulfate proteoglycans is provided. It has been found that administration of an enzyme that cleaves chondroitin sulfate proteoglycans to a patient disrupts extravasation of cells from the blood stream into tissue. The present invention provides methods of reducing penetration of cells associated with inflammation into tissue of a patient. Several methods are also provided for the regulation and suppression of inflammation comprising administering enzymes that digest chondroitin sulfates. Also provided are methods of treating and preventing inflammation associated with infection, injury and disease.10-27-2011
20100310535METHOD FOR EXPANDING HEMATOPOIETIC STEM CELLS USING HETEROCYCLIC COMPOUND - An object of the present invention is to expand CD3412-09-2010
20110052554METHODS FOR OFF-THE- SHELF TUMOR IMMUNOTHERAPY USING ALLOGENEIC T-CELL PRECURSORS - The inventive subject matter relates to methods for treating a T-cell deficiency in a subject in need thereof, comprising administering to said subject a T-cell precursor isolated from an allogeneic donor, provided that said allogeneic donor is not MHC-matched to said subject. The inventive methods can be further enhanced by genetic engineering for targeted immunotherapy.03-03-2011
20120148552METHOD AND COMPOSITIONS FOR ENHANCED ANTI-TUMOR EFFECTOR FUNCTIONING OF T CELLS - Integration of costimulatory signaling domains within a tumor targeting chimeric antigen receptor (CAR), such as the IL13Rα2 specific IL13-zetakine (IL13ζ), enhances T cell-mediated responses against tumors even in the absence of expressed ligands for costimulatory receptors.06-14-2012
20100068192Method for Production of T Cell Population - A method for preparing a T cell population, wherein the T cell population expresses CD45RA and expresses at least one selected from the group consisting of CD62L, CCR7, CD27, and CD28, characterized in that the method comprises the step of culturing a cell population comprising a T cell, in the presence of fibronectin, a fragment thereof or a mixture thereof.03-18-2010
20100330056ENHANCED GENERATION OF CYTOTOXIC T-LYMPHOCYTES BY IL-21 MEDIATED FOXP3 SUPPRESSION - A method of carrying out adoptive immunotherapy by administering a subject an antigen-specific cytotoxic T lymphocytes (CTL) preparation in a treatment-effective amount is described. In the method, the CTL preparation is preferably administered as a preparation of an in vitro antigen-stimulated and expanded primate CTL population, the CTL population: (i) depleted of FoxP3+ T lymphocytes prior to antigen stimulation; (ii) antigen-stimulated in vitro in the presence of interleukin-21; or (iii) both depleted of FoxP3+ T lymphocytes prior to antigen stimulation and then antigen-stimulated in vitro in the presence of interleukin-21. Methods of preparing such compositions, and compositions useful for carrying out the adoptive immunotherapy, are also described.12-30-2010
20110142812SUPPRESSIVE MACROPHAGES, C-REACTIVE PROTEIN AND THE TREATMENT OF SYSTEMIC LUPUS ERYTHEMATOSUS AND IMMUNE THROMBOCYTOPENIC PURPURA - The present invention relates to the use of suppressive macrophage or dendritic cells (activated with C-reactive protein or CRP-related compounds), for the treatment of various disease states and conditions associated with immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) and/or systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), including lupus of the skin (discoid), systemic lupus of the joints, lungs and kidneys, hematological conditions including hemolytic anemia and low lymphocyte counts, lymphadenopathy and CNS effects, including memory loss, seizures and psychosis, among numerous others as otherwise disclosed herein. In another aspect of the invention, the reduction in the likelihood that a patient who is at risk for an outbreak of a disease state or condition associated with systemic lupus erythematosus or ITP will have an outbreak is an additional aspect of the present invention. In the case of ITP, methods of the present invention are used to increase platelet counts in the treated patient. In addition, in the case of ITP, the present invention relates to the use of CRP or a CRP-related compound in the absence of suppressive macrophages for the treatment of ITP.06-16-2011
20110135617Pairing processes for preparing reactive cytotoxic T cells - Provided in certain embodiments are methods for pairing patient cells and donor cells to prepare cytotoxic T cells, either in vitro or, when their formation is induced in a subject, in vivo. Such cytotoxic T cells could be administered to the patient for treating certain disorders, such as a cancer (for example, brain cancer).06-09-2011
20110097312ANTI-CANCER VACCINES - The present provides tumor-associated HLA-restricted antigens, and in particular HLA-A2 restricted antigens, as immunogenic compositions for treating and/or preventing breast cancer in an individual. In specific aspects, PR1 peptide or a derivative thereof, or a myeloperoxidase peptide, or a cyclin E1 or E2 peptide is provided in methods and compositions for breast cancer treatment and/or prevention. Such peptides can be used to elicit specific CTLs that preferentially attack breast cancer based on overexpression of the target protein cells.04-28-2011
20110097313Method for the Identification and Separation of Non-regulatory T-cells from a Mixture of Regulatory T-cells - The present invention relates to a method of identifying and separating non-regulatory T-cells (conventional T-cells) from a mixture comprising regulatory T-cells by using of the CD154 molecule (CD40 ligand) through depletion of CD154+ T-cells from the mixture or in combination with additional positive selection of Treg using markers that are specific for regulatory T-cells, such as for example, CD25, GITR, CTLA4 or markers which are specific for activated regulatory T-cells, such as, for example, CD137, “latent TGF-beta (LAP)”, GARP (LRRC32), CD121a/b, thereby generating a cell composition of activated Treg cells. The invention relates also to a kit comprising an antibody for detecting CD154 and at least one additional antibody for detecting markers for activated or non-activated regulatory T-cells. The antibodies can be coupled to a fluorescent dye or magnetic microparticles.04-28-2011
20100080784METHODS FOR TREATING CACHEXIA AND LYMPHOPENIA - Disappearance of a cell population, designated CD404-01-2010
20100068194COMPOSITION FOR IN VIVO TRANSPLANTATION FOR TREATMENT OF HUMAN CERVICAL CANCER COMPRISING MONONUCLEAR CELLS DERIVED FROM UMBILICAL CORD BLOOD - Provided is a composition for in vivo transplantation for the treatment of human cervical cancer, comprising mononuclear cells derived from umbilical cord blood and a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier. When the umbilical cord blood-derived mononuclear cells are transplanted in vivo, cervical cancer can be effectively treated. In particular, the mononuclear cells derived from the umbilical cord blood retain high differentiation and proliferation abilities and exhibit very low graft-versus-host (GVH) reactions which are side effects caused by transplantation, and thus, can be transplanted to many patients.03-18-2010
20100068193METHODS AND MATERIALS FOR THE GENERATION OF REGULATORY T CELLS - Methods are disclosed for the generation of immunosuppressive regulatory T cells. The methods can include contacting a population of CD4+CD25− T cells with a T cell receptor (TCR)/CD3 activator, a TCR co-stimulator activator, and rapamycin. Kits for the generation of immunosuppressive regulatory T cells, methods of use, and cell populations are also disclosed.03-18-2010
20090208471Isolation and Use of Human Regulatory T Cells - The present invention provides a new method for isolating and enriching human regulatory T cells. The enriched cells are useful in the treatment of autoimmune disease.08-20-2009
20090175838METHODS OF MODULATING IMMUNE FUNCTION - The invention relates to methods for modulating the immune function through targeting of CLIP molecules as well as gamma delta T-cells. The result is wide range of new therapeutic regimens for treating, inhibiting the development of, or otherwise dealing with, a multitude of illnesses and conditions, including autoimmune disease, transplant and cell graft rejection, cancer, bacterial infection, HIV infection, and AIDS, as well as novel methods of diagnosis and of introducing a treatment regimen into a subject.07-09-2009
20110189150TANGENTIAL FLOW FILTRATION DEVICES AND METHODS FOR LEUKOCYTE ENRICHMENT - The present invention provides tangential flow filtration devices and methods for enriching a heterogenous mixture of blood constituents for leukocytes by removal of non-leukocyte blood constituents. In one particular embodiment the device can provide a composition enriched in monocytes.08-04-2011
20110262414HIGH AFFINITY NY-ESO T CELL RECEPTORS - The present invention provides T cell receptors (TCRs) having the property of binding to SLLMWITQC-HLA-A*0201, the SLLMWITQC peptide being derived from the NY-ESO-1 protein which is expressed by a range of tumour cells. The TCRs have a K10-27-2011
20110117069METHOD FOR ACTIVATING REGULATORY T-CELLS - The invention relates to a method for activating regulatory t-cells (Treg-cells) of the human or animal body, comprising a step of bringing into contact the regulatory t-cells (Treg-cells) in a suitable liquid medium with one or a plurality of inhibitors of alanyl-amino peptidase (amino peptidase N; APN) and/or with one or a plurality of inhibitors of peptidases with the same substrate specificity to induce a suppressive effect of the regulatory t-cells (Treg-cells).05-19-2011
20090324567Leukocyte Cell Banks - The invention relates to a novel form of leukapheresis (isolated leukapheresis), to processes and apparatus for carrying out isolated leukapheresis, to leukocyte cell banks created thereby and to various forms of therapy based thereon.12-31-2009
20110305680Composition Containing Osteopontin for Differentiating Natural Killer Cell as an Active Ingredient and a Method of Differentiation Using Thereof - The present invention relates to a composition for differentiating natural killer cells comprising osteopontin (OPN) as an active ingredient and a method for differentiation using the same. More precisely, osteopontin of the present invention accelerates differentiation of natural killer cells from hematopoietic stem cells and increases cytotoxic activity of natural killer cells, so that it can be effectively used as a composition for differentiating natural killer cells. OPN of the present invention regulates differentiation of natural killer cells capable of killing cancer cells, so that it can be effectively used for the treatment of cancer.12-15-2011
20090297489Method for Expansion of Tumour-Reactive T-Lymphocytes for Immunotherapy of Patients with Cancer - The present invention discloses an improved method for expansion and activation of tumour-reactive lymphocytes, in particular CD4+ helper and/or CD8+ T-lymphocytes, which may be used for treating and/or preventing cancer. The method provides high numbers of tumour-reactive T-lymphocytes within a short time span and the possibility of directing development of tumour-reactive CD4+ helper and/or CD8+ T-lymphocytes towards specific subpopulations. The method comprises a first phase of stimulating tumour-reactive CD4+ T helper and/or CD8+ T-lymphocytes with tumour-derived antigen together with at least one substance having agonistic activity towards the IL-2 receptor to promote survival of tumour-reactive CD4+ T helper and/or CD8+ T-lymphocytes; and a second phase of activating and promoting growth of tumour-reactive CD4+ T helper and/or CD8+ T-lympho-cytes, wherein the second phase is initiated when the CD25 cell surface marker (or IL-2R marker) is down-regulated on CD4+ T helper and/or CD8+ T-lymphocytes.12-03-2009
20110091433TREATMENT USING REPROGRAMMED MATURE ADULT CELLS - A method of treating various diseases, disorders, or conditions in patient using reprogrammed cells such as retrodifferentiated, transdifferentiated, or redifferentiated cells. The method comprises obtaining committed cells from the patient, retrodifferentiating the committed cells to obtain retrodifferentiated target cells, and administering the retrodifferentiated cells to the patient. In certain embodiments, the method comprises obtaining committed cells from the patient, transdifferentiating the committed cells to obtain transdifferentiated target cells, and administering the transdifferentiated target cells to the patient. The retrodifferentiated or transdifferentiated target cells repair or replenish tissue or cells in the patient.04-21-2011
20100034793METHOD OF USING STROMA CELLS FROM CORD BLOOD TO EXPAND AND ENGRAFT NUCLEATED CELLS FROM CORD BLOOD - The invention features a method for expanding and engrafting nucleated cells, e.g., progenitor cells, such as hematopoietic cells, obtained from cord blood by co-culturing the nucleated cells with adherent stroma cells, e.g., mesenchymal stem/progenitor cells, also obtained from cord blood.02-11-2010
20110064709USE OF ECDI-FIXED CELL TOLERANCE AS A METHOD FOR PREVENTING ALLOGRAFT REJECTION - The present invention provides methods, systems, and compositions for inducing donor-specific tolerance. In particular, the present invention provides methods of administering ECDI-treated cells before, during, and/or after administration of donor transplant cells or a donor allograft in order to induce tolerance for the cells and/or allograft in a recipient.03-17-2011
20120045423Cells expressing TH1 characteristics and cytolytic properties - A novel cell type has been generated that has both Th1 characteristics and cytolytic activity. These Th1/killer cells are CD4+ cells purified from peripheral blood and manipulated to have Th1 characteristics such as production of IFN-gamma combined with cytolytic activity similar to cytotoxic T-cells (CTL). The CTL activity is targeted toward diseased cells, not normal cells. The cytolytic activity of the Th1/killer cells is mediated by Granzyme B-Perforin mechanism and results in apoptotic death of diseased cells. Methods of producing and using these Th1/killer cells include isolating CD4+ cells from peripheral blood, activating the CD4+ T-cells to form Th1/killer cells and administering these Th1/killer cells with the cytolytic activity to a patient wherein the Th1/killer cells are allogeneic to the patient.02-23-2012
20120207727Regulatory T Cells and Their Use in Immunotherapy and Suppression of Autoimmune Responses - Based upon a strong correlation between regulator T cells (Treg cells) and suppressing or preventing a cytotoxic T cell response, provided are methods for the production of ex vivo activated and culture-expanded isolated CD408-16-2012
20120009166Isolated monocyte populations and related therapeutic applications - The invention provides methods of using isolated monocyte populations to treat subjects suffering from various ocular vascular disease or ocular degenerative disorders. The present invention also provides novel methods for isolating substantially pure monocyte populations. The methods involve extracting a blood sample or a bone marrow sample from a subject, debulking red blood cells from the sample, and then separating remaining red blood cells and other cell types in the sample from monocytes. Instead of using any selection or labeling agents, the red blood cells and other cell types are separated from monocytes based on their size, granularity or density. The isolated monocytes can be further activated in vitro or ex vivo prior to being administered to a subject. Isolated cell populations containing substantially pure CD1401-12-2012
20100310533METHODS OF USING IL-21 FOR ADOPTIVE IMMUNOTHERAPY AND IDENTIFICATION OF TUMOR ANTIGENS - Methods for preparing ex vivo T cell cultures using IL-21 compositions for use in adoptive immunotherapy are described. Addition of IL-21 to cultures of non-terminally differentiated T cells population, either isolated or present in peripheral blood mononuclear cells are exposed to one or more tumor antigens, and in the presence of IL-21 compositions and antigen presenting cells (APCs), the resulting T cell population has an enhanced antigen-specificity, and can be reintroduced into the patient. Methods are also disclosed for identifying tumor antigens by culturing T cell populations exposed to IL-21 compositions and APCs in the presence of tumor material.12-09-2010
20120058096COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR GENERATING INTERLEUKIN-35-INDUCED REGULATORY T CELLS - Compositions and methods are provided for generating T cells having a regulatory phenotype from conventional T (T03-08-2012
20090104170COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR TREATING HYPERPROLIFERATIVE DISORDERS - The invention generally relates to a composition comprising an enriched NK cell population. The invention further relates to a method of treating a solid tumor or a hyperproliferative disorder by administering the enriched NK cell population to a mammalian subject in need thereof.04-23-2009
20110091434AUGMENTATION OF CELL THERAPY EFFICACY INCLUDING TREATMENT WITH ALPHA 1-3 FUCOSYLTRANSFERASE - Disclosed are methods, compositions of matter, and kits useful for augmentation of homing and engraftment of stem, progenitor and mature cells through modification of cellular membrane properties following ex vivo treatment. The methods, compositions, and cells may be used for the treatment of a wide variety of disorders in which augmentation of cell trafficking, homing and engraftment is desired.04-21-2011
20100291054NOVEL REGULATORY T CELLS AND USES THEREOF - The invention provides isolated regulatory T cells and methods of obtaining regulatory T cells. The invention also provides methods for inhibiting an antigen-specific immune response (e.g., graft rejection, an autoimmune disorder, graft versus host disease, a response to a tumor cell, a response to an infection, and a response to an allergen) in a subject requiring administering an isolated regulatory T cell to the subject. The invention further provides methods for treating or modulating an antigen-specific immune response in a subject requiring administering a regulatory T cell to the subject.11-18-2010
20110104136Natural Killer p30 (NKp30) Dysfunction and the Biological Applications Thereof - The present invention relates to a method of assessing a favourable or, on the contrary, an unfavourable prognosis of a cancer in the subject, which method comprises detecting the presence of a mutated Natural Cytotoxicity-triggering Receptor 3 (NCR3) nucleic acid, an abnormal relative amount of at least one particular Natural Killer p30 (NKp30) RNA transcript isoform, and/or an abnormal Natural Killer p30 (NKp30) expression or activity of at least one particular NKp30 protein isoform in a sample from the subject, the presence of said mutated NCR3 nucleic acid, abnormal relative amount of at least one particular NKp30 RNA transcript isoform, or abnormal expression or activity of at least one particular NKp30 protein isoform being indicative of the prognosis of said cancer in the subject.05-05-2011
20100092445Adoptive immune cells for tumor vaccines - Adoptive immune cells obtained by a method including (a) obtaining mammalian antigen-presenting associated cells; (b) culturing the resulting cells from step (a) in a culture liquid contained in a culture vessel coated with a sugar chain-containing polymer; and (c) detaching the cells from step (b) by shaking the culture vessel without treating the cells with an enzyme and without using a cell detaching tool. A method for treating a malignant tumor, type I diabetes, an atopic allergic disease or an infection, by administering the adoptive immune cells to a patient. A pharmaceutical composition for treating a malignant tumor, type I diabetes, an atopic allergic disease or an infection, including the adoptive immune cells and a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier.04-15-2010
20100092444PLATELET RICH PLASMA FORMULATIONS FOR CARDIAC TREATMENTS - Compositions for platelet rich plasma (PRP) are provided. Generally, these compositions comprise a higher concentration of platelets and white blood cells than whole blood. The concentrations of the platelets and/or the white blood cells may be two to eight times the respective concentrations in whole blood. These compositions may have depressed concentrations of red blood cells and hemoglobin. In some variations, the compositions may be useful to treat damaged connective tissue and/or to slow or stop cardiac apoptosis after a heart attack. The PRP composition may be delivered in conjunction with reperfusion therapy.04-15-2010
20120315259METHOD AND COMPOSITION FOR SKIN CARE COMPRISING CORD BLOOD SERUM OR PLASMA OR COMPONENTS THEREOF - A method and composition for treating dermatological conditions and improving skin condition and helping hair to grow or thicken involves removing extracts including beneficial secretions from mesenchymal stem cells or other cells with regenerative properties to use itself or components thereof alone or with other skin or hair care reagents as a topical ointment or formula to apply to the skin or hair topically for therapeutic and cosmetic purposes.12-13-2012
20100247502TUMOR/B-CELL HYBRID CELLS AND USES THEREOF - The present invention is directed to methods and compositions for slowing or inhibiting the growth of tumors and decreasing the size of existing tumors. The compositions include dendritic cells contacted with tumor/B-cell hybrid cells and various T-cells contacted with tumor/B-cell hybrid cells (TBH cells). The present invention further encompasses methods of generating such compositions and methods of use of such compositions.09-30-2010
20100209408Remodeling of Tissues and Organs - The invention provides methods of repairing damage to, or defects in, mammalian tissues or organs. In these methods, a particulate or non-particulate acellular matrix made from a tissue or organ other than the tissue or organ being repaired is placed in or on the organ or tissue that is being repaired.08-19-2010
20110182870GENERATION OF CTL LINES WITH SPECIFICITY AGAINST MULTIPLE TUMOR ANTIGENS OR MULTIPLE VIRUSES - The present invention encompasses methods and compositions for the generation and use of cytotoxic T lymphocytes that target multiple viruses or that are specific for multiple tumor antigens. In specific embodiments, the generation methods employ use of certain cytokines to promote proliferation and reduce cell death in an activated T cell population and/or that employ a particular bioreactor having a gas permeable membrane.07-28-2011
20120230966TISSUE TRANSPLANT COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR USE - Provided are transplants and methods for augmenting formation and restoration of organ and tissue, for example, bone formation, by administering autologous or allogeneic human embryonic-like adult stem cells (ELA cells). Also provided is a method for augmenting formation of tissues and organs by administering a transplant having ELA stem cells or combination of ELA stem cells.09-13-2012
20100172888HCV-REACTIVE T CELL RECEPTORS - Provided are cells expressing HCV epitope-reactive recombinant T cell receptors useful in the treatment and/or prevention of acute or chronic HCV and HCV-related conditions or malignancies. The invention further provides methods of preparing HCV epitope-reactive T cell receptors and methods of treatment using cells expressing HCV epitope-reactive recombinant T cell receptors. Polynucleotides, constructs and vectors encoding HCV epitope-reactive recombinant T cell receptors are also provided.07-08-2010
20120251514MODULATED PROGRAMMED DEATH LIGAND-1 - The invention provides nucleic acids comprising a nucleotide sequence encoding programmed death ligand-1 (PD-L1) and a nucleotide sequence encoding a fusion protein comprising thymidylate kinase (TMPK) or a variant thereof and a cell surface marker or a variant thereof. Recombinant expression vectors, host cells, populations of cells, pharmaceutical compositions, and kits relating to the nucleic acids are disclosed. Methods of treating or preventing a disease in a host and methods of suppressing an immune system in a host are also disclosed.10-04-2012
20100135975CD133 Epitopes - An immunogen includes an isolated peptide of 800 amino acid residues or fewer having the amino sequence ILSAFSVYV (SEQ ID NO:1) with four or fewer amino acid substitutions, a superagonist variant of SEQ ID NO:1, or an amino acid sequence having the formula: (I/K/T/V/M)-L-(S/L)-(A/E/N/D/Q)-(F/V)-(S/M/V/I)-(V/D/R/G/H)-Y-(V/I/L) (SEQ ID NO:13). The immunogens can be used in compositions and in the treatment of disorders.06-03-2010
20100047220Substances - This invention provides a cell presenting at least one T cell receptor (TCR) anchored to the membrane by a transmembrane sequence, said TCR comprising an interchain disulfide bond between extracellular constant domain residues which is not present in native TCRs.02-25-2010
20120177621Enhancement of Allogeneic Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation - Methods and compositions are provided to augment the conversion of mixed hematopoietic cell chimerism to complete donor cell chimerism following allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT), where such transplantation may be utilized for treatment of cancer such as leukemia and lymphoma or for other conditions requiring reconstitution of the hematopoietic system, e.g. treatment of anemias, thalassemias, autoimmune conditions, and the like. The present invention improves on conventional DLI by utilizing a composition of substantially purified donor memory CD807-12-2012
20090060890SELECTIVE CYTOPHERESIS DEVICES AND RELATED METHODS THEREOF - The present invention relates to systems and devices to treat and/or prevent inflammatory conditions within a subject and to related methods. More particularly, the invention relates to systems, devices, and related methods that sequester leukocytes and/or platelets and then inhibit their inflammatory action.03-05-2009
20100003228T-CELL VACCINE - An improved T-cell vaccine and methods of making the vaccine are described. The vaccine may be made by stimulating T-cells with all epitopes of an antigenic polypeptide that may be capable of stimulating autoreactive T cells.01-07-2010
20120258085Expansion of NK Cells - A method of large scale expansion and simultaneous activation of NK cells and NK-like T cells in a closed cell culture system is presented, wherein the expanded cells exhibit increased cytotoxicity.10-11-2012
20110123502METHOD FOR OBTAINING TREG-CELLS - A method for generating a population of functional regulatory T cells (T05-26-2011
20110002903IMMUNOGENIC CONTROL OF TUMOURS AND TUMOUR CELLS - The present invention relates to the use of immunogenic peptides comprising a T-cell epitope derived from a tumour-associated antigen and a redox motif such as C—(X)2-[CST] or [CST]-(X)2-C in the treatment of a tumour or in the treatment or prevention of a tumour relapse, and in the manufacture of medicaments therefore.01-06-2011
20110038843Tumor Growth Inhibition Via Conditioning of Tumor Microenvironment - Disclosed herein are methods and materials for inhibiting tumor growth by administering viral vectors to tumor cells. Particularly exemplified herein are methods of inhibiting tumor growth of colon tumors by delivering 15-PGDH to tumor environment. Antigen presenting cells may be coadministered with 15-PGDH.02-17-2011
20110038842High affinity ny-eso t cell receptor - The present invention provides T cell receptors (TCRs) having the property of binding to SLLMWITQC-HLA-A*0201, the SLLMWITQC peptide being derived from the NY-ESO-1 protein which is expressed by a range of tumour cells. The TCRs have a K02-17-2011
20110044962NOTCH INDUCED NATURAL KILLER CELL GENERATION AND THERAPEUTIC USES - A method of preparing differentiated NK cells by ex vivo expansion includes the steps of; (1) isolating a plurality of CD3402-24-2011
20100189703NON-DESTRUCTIVE METHOD TO QUANTIFY AND ISOLATE ANTIGEN-SPECIFIC B CELLS AND USES THEREOF - The present invention relates to antigen-Ig Ab fusion molecules and methods of using same, wherein antigen-Ig Ab fusion molecules include an antigen fused to an immunoglobulin molecule, fragment or variant thereof and wherein the fusing of the immunoglobulin molecule to the antigen does not alter the specificity or tertiary structure of important epitopes of the antigen. This method allows the direct quantification and isolation of antigen-specific B cells by flow cytometry in essentially any species.07-29-2010
20110223146METHODS FOR PREPARATION AND USE OF MARROW INFILTRATNG LYMPHOCTYES (MILS) - The invention provides compositions comprising activated marrow infiltrating lymphocytes, methods of generating populations of marrow infiltrating lymphocytes, uses of the marrow infiltrating lymphocytes of the invention, and a culture device for use in cell culture, for example for use in generating populations of activated marrow infiltrating lymphocytes. In certain embodiments, the marrow infiltrating lymphocytes can be used as a cancer therapeutic.09-15-2011
20120128646METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR THE TREATMENT OF AUTOIMMUNE DISEASE - The present invention is related to the development and treatment of autoimmune disease. Autoimmune diseases can result from tissue damage caused by the activation of autoreactive T cells by autoantigens. For example, peptide fragments of naturally occurring proteins (i.e., for example, chromogranin A) may activate autoreactive T cells that result in the destruction of pancreatic β islet cells, possibly by the release of inflammatory cytokines (i.e., for example, interferon-γ). One naturally occurring biologically active chromogranin A peptide fragment, WE14, may comprise a diabetogenic autoantigen. Truncation and extension analysis of WE14 indicates that the stimulating binding register of WE14 occupies only half of the mouse IA05-24-2012
20110236363SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING T CELLS - Disclosed herein is a system and method for producing T cells from stem cell populations. Specifically exemplified herein is a culture system and method that produces CD4 cells and/or T cell subtypes from a CD4 lineage using a sample of hematopoietic stem cells. Adult hematopoietic precursor/stem cells (HPC) are progenitors to all lineages of immune cells. There has been limited success in generating functional CD4 T cells with this convenient culture system. Also disclosed herein is a novel stromal cell line expressing DL1, interleukin-7 (IL-7), and FMS-like tyrosine kinase 3 ligand (Flt3-L). This improved culture system can greatly facilitate the study of late T cell development and enables immunotherapeutic applications.09-29-2011
20110236362NKT CELL-DERIVED iPS CELLS AND NKT CELLS DERIVED THEREFROM - Provided are an iPS cell derived from a somatic cell such as an NKT cell, having the α-chain region of the T cell antigen receptor gene rearranged to uniform Vα-Jα in an NKT cell receptor-specific way, NKT cells differentiated from the iPS cell, a method of creating the same, and an immune cell therapy agent prepared using cells differentiated from the iPS cell. Also provided are an iPS cell having TCRα rearranged to NKT-TCR (NKT-iPS cell), obtained by contacting a somatic cell, such as an NKT cell, having the α-chain region of the T cell antigen receptor gene rearranged to uniform Vα-Jα in an NKT cell receptor-specific way, with nuclear reprogramming factors, isolated NKT cells obtained by differentiating the iPS cell ex vivo (iPS-NKT cell), a method of generating CD4/CD8-double positive NKT cells (DP-NKT cells) and mature NKT cells from NKT-iPS cells by altering the combination of feeder cells and/or cytokines, a method of expanding the iPS-NKT cells, and an NKT cell cytotherapy agent comprising NKT cells activated with α-galactosyl ceramide (α-GalCer), or iPS-NKT cells, and α-GalCer in combination.09-29-2011
20120328587Method for Activating Natural Killer Cells by Tumor Cell Preparation In Vitro - The present invention provides a method for activating a Natural Killer (NK) cell by contacting the NK cell in vitro with an activating tumour cell preparation (ATCP). The invention also provides an activated NK cell produced by such a method and its use in the treatment of cancer.12-27-2012
20120093792IMMUNOTHERAPY FOR PANCREATIC CANCER - The present invention provides an immunotherapeutic agent and immunotherapy allowing the extension of the survival time of patients with pancreatic cancer. The immunotherapy of the present invention is characterized by comprising the steps of culturing peripheral blood lymphocytes of a patient with pancreatic cancer by stimulating the lymphocytes with an anti-CD3 antibody and an anti-CD52 antibody, thereby to obtain an immunotherapeutic agent, and administering at least four infusions of the resultant immunotherapeutic agent to the same patient, wherein each of the infusions of the immunotherapeutic agent comprises at least 15×1004-19-2012
20100215629TREATMENT OF TUMORS USING T LYMPHOCYTE PREPARATIONS - The invention relates to the treatment of a tumor in a patient, by injecting T lymphocytes depleted of regulatory T lymphocytes, and expressing a molecule allowing their specific destruction, the patient receiving beforehand a non-myeloablative or myeloablative lymphopenic treatment.08-26-2010
20120288484CELLS, COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS - Method of producing induced T-to-Natural-Killer [ITNK] cells, target T cells and/or target pro-T cells from T cells and/or pro-T cells which method involves modulating the activity and/or effect of at least one Bcl11b gene and/or protein present in a T cell and/or pro-T cell, and converting said T cell and/or pro-T cell to an ITNK cell or target Tcells and/or target pro-T cells is described. ITNK cells, target T cells and/or target pro-T cells produced by such method and mature activated T cells in which Bcl11b expression is downregulated or absent, and the use of such cells or modulators of Bcl11b in medicine is also described.11-15-2012
20100203027VIRAL VECTOR FOR GENE THERAPY - An objective of the present invention is to provide safe viral vectors for gene therapy that can be introduced by a simple technique and sufficiently express genes of interest in vivo. The present inventors demonstrated that anti-tumor effect can be produced when a heparin-binding cytokine such as granulocyte macrophage colony stimulating factor (GM-CSF) and a chemokine such as TARC or RANTES are expressed in vivo using a viral vector based on a negative-strand RNA virus. The present inventors also demonstrated that the protective effect of the vector is superior to that of conventional adenovirus vectors. Thus, the present invention relates to negative-strand RNA viral vectors comprising a cytokine gene and a chemokine gene. The viral vectors are suitable for treatment of cancers, in particular, metastatic cancers. The present invention also provides compositions comprising such viral vectors, and gene therapy methods using them.08-12-2010
20090130074PREPARATION OF ANTIGEN-PRESENTING HUMAN GAMMA DELTA T CELLS AND USE IN IMMUNOTHERAPY - Cytotoxic αβ T cells form an essential component in immunity to infections and tumors, and are also implicated in host defense against these challenges. The present disclosure demonstrates the ability of activated γδ T cells to cross-present exogenous antigens to CD805-21-2009
20130011376Methods for Enhancing Natural Killer Cell Proliferation and Activity - Methods of ex-vivo culture of natural killer (NK) cells are provided and, more particularly, methods for enhancing propagation and/or functionality of NK cells by treating the cells with a nicotinamide or other nicotinamide moiety in combination with cytokines driving NK cell proliferation. Also envisioned are compositions comprising cultured NK cells and therapeutic uses thereof.01-10-2013
20130011375T CELL RECEPTORS SPECIFIC FOR IMMUNODOMINANT CTL EPITOPES OF HCV - The present invention relates generally to the field of immunology. More particularly, aspects of the invention concern the discovery of several T cell receptors (TCRs) that are specific for an immunodominant CTL epitope of hepatitis C virus (HCV). Embodiments include TCRs, DNAs encoding TCRs, methods of making TCRs, and methods of using TCRs to treat, prevent or inhibit hepatitis C virus (HCV) proliferation.01-10-2013
20130017180PLATELET RICH PLASMA FORMULATIONS - Compositions for platelet rich plasma (PRP) and neutrophil-depleted PRP are provided. Methods for treating ischemia damaged tissues by delivering a PRP composition, in some embodiments a neutrophil-depleted PRP composition to the damaged tissue are provided. In some variations, the compositions may be useful to treat ischemic heart disease and repair damaged cardiovascular tissue following acute myocardial infarction including congestive heart failure. In some variations, the compositions may be useful to reduce cardiac apoptosis after a heart attack.01-17-2013
20080248011Methods for Isolating Monocytes - The present invention provides HIDE1 as novel monocyte markers. Since HIDE1 are membrane proteins, monocytes can be specifically detected by using antibodies that bind to HIDE1. Further, HIDE1-positive monocytes can also be collected from peripheral blood or the like using a cell sorter, magnet, or such. Monocytes that can be prepared based on the present invention are useful in cell immunotherapy.10-09-2008
20110274675Therapeutically Useful Molecules - A T cell receptor molecule (TCR) containing an alpha chain portion and a beta chain portion wherein the alpha chain portion contains three complementarily determining regions (CDRs): CDR1α: SSYSPS CDR2α: YTSAATL CDR3α: VVSPFSGGGADGLT or comprising or consisting of SPPSGGGADGLT and the beta chain portion contains three complementarity determining regions (CDRs): CDR1β: DFQATT CDR2β: SNEGSKA CDR3β: comprising SARDGGEG or comprising or consisting of RDGGEGSETQY, or wherein up to three amino acid residues in one or more CDRs are replaced by another amino acid residue. The invention also includes polynucleotides encoding the TCR molecules, and host cells containing the said polynucleotides. Patient derived T cells may have the polynucleotides encoding the TCR molecules introduced therein, and the engineered T cells may be introduced into the patient in order to combat a WT1-expressing malignancy.11-10-2011
20110274674ISCHEMIC TISSUE CELL THERAPY - The present invention is directed to compositions and methods for treatment of ischemic diseases and conditions, particularly myocardial, CNS/brain and limb ischemia. More particularly, the present invention provides methods of treating disorders by administering monocytes obtained from blood, including umbilical cord blood, peripheral blood, or bone marrow to an individual in need of treatment, wherein the drug is administered to the individual at a time point specifically determined to provide therapeutic efficacy. In one embodiment, the cells are for injection into ischemic myocardium for the treatment of angina.11-10-2011
20120251513Antigen Specific Tolerogenic Antigen Presenting Cells and Related Uses Compositions, Methods and Systems - The present disclosure relates to antigen specific tolerogenic antigen presenting cells presenting antigenic portions of an autoantigen and to related compositions, methods and systems.10-04-2012
20130101568IL-13 PRODUCING TR1-LIKE CELLS AND USE THEREOF - The present invention relates to an isolated Tr1-like cell population capable of producing IL-13, the population having immunosuppressive activities; methods for identifying/isolating/enriching the population and its uses thereof.04-25-2013
20130101567Methods to Expand a T Regulatory Cell Master Cell Bank - Compositions and methods for expanding natural T regulatory cells (nTregs) without substantially sacrificing suppressive function of the cells are disclosed. Also provided are uses of the expanded nTregs for cellular therapy.04-25-2013
20130115200Cell Therapy - Dextran sulfate is used in order to reduce pulmonary uptake of intravenously injected Dextran sulfate is capable of reducing the pulmonary uptake of the intravenously injected cells to the levels obtained for intraarterial injection of the cells but without the accompanying risks and side effects of using intraarterial cell injection. The dextran sulfate can therefore be used in a composition together with tumor infiltrating T-lymphocytes to treat metastatic cancer in a subject.05-09-2013
20130129696Human Stem Cell Materials and Methods - Monocyte derived adult stem cells (MDSCs) isolated from peripheral blood of mammals is provided, along with pharmaceutical compositions containing an MDSC, kits containing a pharmaceutical composition, and methods of preparing, propagating and using MDSCs or differentiated derivatives thereof The uses of these biological materials include methods of treating disorders or diseases, as well as methods of ameliorating a symptom associated with any such disorder or disease.05-23-2013
20130142766PRODUCTION METHOD FOR CELL POPULATIONS - The present invention addresses the problem of providing cell populations having a high proportion of CD4-positive naive T cells and/or CD4-positive central memory T cells, and a production method thereof. The present invention provides a production method for CD4-positive T cell populations which is characterized by using anti-CD3 antibodies, fibronectin fragments, and Interleukin-4. The method is characterized not only by the attainment of a cell group with a high proportion of CD4-positive naive T cells and/or CD4-positive central memory T cells, but also by a high bulk yield.06-06-2013
20120282235IMPLANTABLE PATCH AND SURGICAL KIT FOR PREPARATION THEREOF - Embodiments of the present invention include a surgical kit for preparation of a patch for implantation into a human body, characterized in that it comprises a package containing, on one hand, a synthetic substrate (11-08-2012
20120282234Medium, Solutions And Methods For The Washing, Culturing And Storage Of White Blood Cells - White blood cell products and storage media for white blood cells are disclosed. The storage medium includes sodium chloride, sodium acetate, sodium citrate, sodium phosphate, magnesium chloride, potassium chloride, sodium bicarbonate, and glucose. White blood cells stored in such medium remain viable for at least up to 72 hours.11-08-2012
20090074736IMPLANTABLE PREPARATIONS COMPRISING GLOBIN, PROCESS FOR THEIR PRODUCTION, AND USES - Preparations comprising, especially, globin that is insoluble at neutral pH, and therefore at physiological pH, in which the globin has been obtained from whole blood by depigmentation in a medium that extracts or dissolves the haem but leaves the globin and the other constituents of proteinic nature in a substantially undissolved state, a process for the production of those preparations, and uses, especially for the filling, healing or regeneration of tissues, especially for chronic wounds and osseous healing or regeneration.03-19-2009
20120027739T CELL RECEPTORS - A T cell receptor (TCR) having the property of binding to EVDPIGHLY HLA-A1 complex and comprising a specified wild type TCR which has specific mutations in the TCR alpha variable domain and/or the TCR beta variable domain to increase affinity. Such TCRs are useful for adoptive therapy.02-02-2012
20130195825Cells expressing Th1 characteristics and cytolytic properties - A novel cell type has been generated that has both Th1 characteristics and cytolytic activity. These Th1/killer cells are CD4+ cells purified from peripheral blood and manipulated to have Th1 characteristics such as production of IFN-gamma combined with cytolytic activity similar to cytotoxic T-cells (CTL). The CTL activity is targeted toward diseased cells, not normal cells. The cytolytic activity of the Th1/killer cells is mediated by Granzyme B-Perforin mechanism and results in apoptotic death of diseased cells. Methods of producing and using these Th1/killer cells include isolating CD4+ cells from peripheral blood, activating the CD4+ T-cells to form Th1/killer cells and administering these Th1/killer cells with the cytolytic activity to a patient wherein the Th1/killer cells are allogeneic to the patient.08-01-2013
20130209430METHODS FOR REGULATION OF STEM CELLS - Methods are provided for increasing stem cells, hematopoietic progenitor/stem cells, mesenchymal progenitor/stem cells, mesodermal progenitor/stem cells, muscle progenitor/stem cells, or neural progenitor/stem cells in vivo in a mammalian subject. Methods are also provided for treating an immune related disease, a mesenchymal/mesoderm degenerative disease, or a neurodegenerative disease in a mammalian subject in need thereof.08-15-2013

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