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Serine proteinases (3.4.21) (e.g., trypsin, chymotrypsin, plasmin, thrombin, elastase, kallikrein, fibrinolysin, streptokinease, etc.)

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424940600 - Hydrolases (3. ) (e.g., urease, lipase, asparaginase, muramidase, etc.)

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20090130087METHOD FOR MEASURING THE CONTENT OF A BOTULINUM TOXIN IN A FORMULATION - A method of measuring the concentration of a bioactive agent is disclosed.05-21-2009
20090123453Pharmaceutical Preparations And Medicines Capable Of Generating, And/Or Containing, Thrombin - The invention relates to a pharmaceutical active ingredient preparation for producing a medicament that contains thrombin or has a thrombin-generating capacity and compositions comprising thereof. The inventive preparation contains: (A) prothrombin obtained from plasma or by means of genetic engineering (coagulation factor II), (B) coagulation factors V, VIII, IX, X obtained from plasma or by means of genetic engineering, which can be at least partially in the activated state, and coagulation factor X1a obtained from plasma or by means of genetic engineering, and (C) phospholipids which are safe from prions and contribute to the clotting process, said phospholipids being optionally contained in liposomes.05-14-2009
20090123452Protease screening methods and proteases identified thereby - Methods for identifying modified proteases with modified substrate specificity or other properties are provided. The methods screen candidate and modified proteases by contacting them with a substrate, such as a serpin, an alpha macroglobulins or a p35 family protein or modified serpins and modified p35 family members or modified alpha macroglobulins, that, upon cleavage of the substrate, traps the protease by forming a stable complex. Also provided are modified proteases.05-14-2009
20090196865Methods for the treatment and prevention of diseases of biological conduits - Methods for treating or preventing disease in biological conduits are provided herein. In certain embodiments, the methods relate to reducing or preventing vasospasm in blood vessel walls. In other embodiments, the methods described herein relate to reducing the accumulation of intimal hyperplasia in blood vessel walls after vascular procedures, including surgery. The methods encompass the use of agents that are useful for dilating biological conduits, but in dosages lower than are effective to achieve dilation of biological conduits.08-06-2009
20090191180Use of Factor VIIa Analogues with Increased Activity - The invention relates to methods for treatment of bleeding episodes in a subject with thrombocytopenia.07-30-2009
20090191179Use of factor VIIa analogues with increased activity - The invention relates to methods for the treatment of a severely bleeding subject.07-30-2009
20100158891Human Coagulation Factor VII Variants - The present invention encompasses isolated human coagulation Factor VII variants comprising a substitution of Phe in position 374 of SEQ ID NO 1 with another amino acid residue.06-24-2010
20100158890USE OF THROMBIN MUTANTS TO INHIBIT THE ANTICOAGULATION EFFECT OF THROMBIN INHIBITORS - The present invention provides methods for inhibiting the anticoagulation effect of a thrombin inhibitor in a patient in need thereof comprising administration of a therapeutically effective amount of a variant prothrombin or thrombin that is capable of binding the thrombin inhibitor and that has reduced procoagulant activity. Variant prothrombins or thrombins of use in the methods of the present invention include thrombin mutants W215A, W215A/E217A, or variants thereof in which the amino acids at positions 215 and/or 217 are alanine. Methods are also provided in which the thrombin mutants are administered with an additional active agent, particularly hemostatic agents such as activated factor VII or activated prothrombin complex concentrate. In one embodiment of the invention, the methods are useful in the treatment of patients in which a direct thrombin inhibitor has been administered, particularly argatroban. The present invention further provides a method for quantifying the concentration of an anticoagulant in the plasma or whole blood of a patient using a variant prothrombin or thrombin titration assay.06-24-2010
20130084277FORMULATIONS OF ACTIVE AGENTS FOR SUSTAINED RELEASE - The present invention provides pharmaceutical formulations for sustained release, and methods for delivering a treatment regimen with a combination of sustained release and long half-life formulations. The invention provides improved pharmacokinetics for peptide and small molecule drugs.04-04-2013
20130034536Bile Acid Recycling Inhibitors for Treatment of Pancreatitis - Provided herein are methods and compositions comprising bile acid transport inhibitors and/or enteroendocrine peptide enhancing agents and/or FXR agonists for the treatment of pancreatitis or prevention of pancreatitis.02-07-2013
20130084278WATER SOLUBLE REACTIVE DERIVATIVES OF CARBOXY POLYSACCHARIDES AND FIBRINOGEN CONJUGATES THEREOF - The present invention provides water-soluble reactive esters of carboxy polysaccharides and derivatives thereof. The reactive carboxy polysaccharide derivatives are useful per se in aqueous solutions or specifically for the formation of water-soluble covalent fibrinogen conjugates. A preferred conjugate is a hyaluronic acid-fibrinogen conjugate and fibrin adhesive, clot or matrix derived from it. Methods of preparation and methods of use in tissue repair and regeneration are also disclosed.04-04-2013
20130039902NON-NEUROTOXIC PLASMINOGEN ACTIVATING FACTORS FOR TREATING OF STROKE - The invention concerns the use and the production of non-neurotoxic plasminogen activating factors, derived, for example, from the common vampire 02-14-2013
20100111926Method of Using Salmon Thrombin to Alleviate Central Nervous System-Mediated Pain - A method of alleviating central nervous system-mediated pain includes applying salmon thrombin at a neural injury site. Applying salmon thrombin can include applying a gel that includes salmon thrombin. The gel can also include fibrinogen, for example, salmon fibrinogen, human fibrinogen, or bovine fibrinogen. The salmon thrombin can be obtained from salmon plasma, or using recombinant technology, or by fractionation. A pain relief substance includes a gel that includes salmon thrombin.05-06-2010
20100104551METHOD FOR PROLONGING ACTIVITY OF AUTODEGRADABLE ENZYMES AND COMPOSITIONS THEREOF - A composition of a long-acting enzyme comprises the enzyme in a formulation comprising a buffer and an additive selected from the group consisting of tranexamic acid, ε-aminocaproic acid, and analogs of L-lysine other than tranexamic acid and ε-aminocaproic acid, combinations thereof, and mixtures thereof. The composition can further comprise another additive selected from the group consisting of L-lysine, L-arginine, L-ornithine (or its pharmaceutically acceptable salts; e.g., L-ornithine hydrochloride), γ-aminobutyric acid, 5-aminovaleric acid, 7-aminoheptanoic acid, glycylglycine, triglycine, N-α-acetyl-L-arginine, betaine, sarcosine, gelatin, HSA, streptokinase, tPA, uPA, non-ionic surfactants, glycerin, D-sorbitol, combinations thereof, and mixtures thereof. A method for prolonging the activity of an autodegradable enzyme comprises storing the enzyme after manufacture at a low pH, and reconstituting the acidified enzyme before use with a solution containing at least one of such additives. The method is useful to provide enzyme for wide use, which otherwise would lose activity upon long storage. In one embodiment the method is applicable to provide enzyme for inducing controlled posterior vitreous detachment.04-29-2010
20090155240DICHLOROACETATE IN COMBINATION WITH CLINICALLY HIGH LEVELS OF CARDIOPROTECTIVE OR HEMODYNAMIC DRUGS - The present invention provides compositions and methods for using cardioprotective or hemodynamic drugs in combination with dichloroacetate enabling usage of cardioprotective or hemodynamic drugs at concentrations higher than used in normal clinical practice without increasing deleterious side effects normally associated with the cardioprotective or hemodynamic drug, thereby conferring added clinical benefit. The present invention teaches administration of DCA with cardioprotective or hemodynamic drugs as an adjunct therapy thereby conferring added clinical benefit to clinically recommended protocols.06-18-2009
20130045196ENZYMATIC WOUND DEBRIDING COMPOSITIONS WITH ENHANCED ENZYMATIC ACTIVITY - The present invention is directed to topical enzymatic wound debriding compositions with enhanced enzymatic activity. These compositions comprise a dispersed phase comprising at least one proteolytic enzyme and at least one hydrophilic polyol; and a continuous phase comprising a hydrophobic base.02-21-2013
20130028883Treatment of ischemic episodes and cerebroprotection through Misoprostol - The present invention provides compositions and methods for treating an ischemic episode using misoprostol alone or in combination with anti-thrombotic agents.01-31-2013
20130052184GELATINASE INHIBITORS AND PRODRUGS - The invention provides compounds, compositions, and methods for the treatment of diseases, disorders, or conditions that are modulated by matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs). The disease, disorder, or condition can include, for example, stroke, neurological disorders, or ophthalmological disorders. The treatment can include administering a compound or composition described herein, thereby providing a prodrug compound that metabolizes to an active MMP inhibitor in vivo. The MMP inhibition can be selective inhibition, for example, selective inhibition of MMP-2, MMP-9, and/or MMP-14. Thus, the invention provides non-mutagenic prodrug compounds of the formulas described herein that result in the inhibition of MMPs upon in vivo administration.02-28-2013
20090304669PREPARATIVE PURIFICATION PROCESS FOR HUMAN FURIN - Recombinant truncated human furin was expressed in CHO cells and concentrated approximately 50-fold by ultrafiltration and diafiltration. The concentrate was purified by column chromatography on Capto-MMC™ resulting in a 30-50 fold purification factor and a yield of at least 60%. The at least 20% pure preparation obtained after Capto-MMC™ chromatography had already a purification degree allowing on-column maturation of pro-VWF. Then an additional Arginine Sepharose chromatography purification was carried out. This two column process for purification of truncated human furin resulted in an almost pure furin preparation with a specific activity of approximately 290,000 U furin/mg protein and a yield of about 50%.12-10-2009
20090304671Method of treating endothelial dysfunction - Endothelial dysfunction (ED) is associated with a number of diseases and disorders. Agonists of the non-proteolytically activated thrombin receptor can be used in methods to treat ED or ED-related diseases and disorders.12-10-2009
20090304670FOOD PRODUCT COMPRISING A PROLINE SPECIFIC PROTEASE, THE PREPARATION THEREOF AND ITS USE FOR DEGRADING TOXIC OR ALLERGENIC GLUTEN PEPTIDES - The present invention relates to a pasteurized food product having a water activity of at least 0.80, preferably at least 0.85 and containing a proline specific protease.12-10-2009
20090041748Fibrinogen-Based Tissue Adhesive Containing an Elastase Inhibitor - The present invention provides a fibrinogen-based tissue adhesive which contains an elastase inhibitor.02-12-2009
20130071375COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR TREATING INFLAMMATION - The present invention provides methods for treating sepsis comprising administering to an individual an effective amount of a chimeric protein.03-21-2013
20110014179USE OF FACTOR VIIA OR FACTOR VIIA EQUIVALENTS FOR PREVENTING OR ATTENUATING HAEMORRHAGE GROWTH, AND/OR OEDEMA GENERATION FOLLOWING INTRACEREBRAL HAEMORRHAGE (ICH) IN A SELECTED SUBPOPULATION OF ICH PATIENTS - The invention relates to a method for preventing or attenuating one or more complications of intracerebral haemorrhage (ICH), the method comprising: (i) selecting an ICH patient who exhibits one or more of the following characteristics: age≦70, baseline ICH volume≦60 mL, baseline IVH volume≦5 mL, and elapsed time since onset of symptoms of less than about 2.5 hours; and (ii) administering to said patient in need thereof an effective amount of a first coagulation agent comprising Factor VIIa or a Factor VIIa equivalent.01-20-2011
20120225052COMPOSITION AND METHOD FOR TREATING TISSUE DEFECTS - The present invention provides a composition and method for treating tissue defects. The composition includes thrombin and fibrinogen, or sodium alginate and calcium chloride, and also a surfactant, and non-resorbable polymer microparticles dispersed within the composition.09-06-2012
20120225051TISSUE KALLIKREIN FOR THE TREATMENT OF HUNTINGTON'S DISEASE - This invention relates to methods of treating the prodrome and adult onset stage of Huntington's disease or symptoms thereof, and or Juvenile Huntington's disease symptoms thereof. Methods of the invention include administering a therapeutically effective amount of tissue kallikrein, variants or active fragments thereof. The invention further relates to pharmaceutical compositions comprising a therapeutically effective amount of tissue kallikrein, variants or active fragments thereof formulated for oral or intranasal administration.09-06-2012
20130064807USE OF THROMBIN MUTANTS TO INHIBIT THE ANTICOAGULATION EFFECT OF THROMBIN INHIBITORS - The present disclosure provides methods for inhibiting the anticoagulation effect of a thrombin inhibitor in a patient in need thereof comprising administration of a therapeutically effective amount of a variant prothrombin or thrombin that is capable of binding the thrombin inhibitor and that has reduced procoagulant activity. Variant prothrombins or thrombins of use in the methods of the present disclosure include thrombin mutants W215A, W215A/E217A, or variants thereof in which the amino acids at positions 215 and/or 217 are alanine. Methods are also provided in which the thrombin mutants are administered with an additional active agent. In one embodiment, the methods are useful in the treatment of patients in which a direct thrombin inhibitor has been administered. The present disclosure further provides a method for quantifying the concentration of an anticoagulant in the plasma or whole blood of a patient using a variant prothrombin or thrombin titration assay.03-14-2013
20130064806NOVEL PHARMACEUTICAL SALTS AND POLYMORPHS OF A FACTOR XA INHIBITOR - The present invention provides for salts comprising a compound of Formula I and an acid that has activity against mammalian factor Xa. The present invention is also directed to methods of making the compound of Formula I.03-14-2013
20090232791METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR TISSUE REGENERATION - Disclosed is a kit comprising a first component comprising fibrinogen, aprotinin, and a buffered solution, and a second component comprising, fibroblasts, keratinocytes, thrombin, glycerol, human serum albumin, and a buffered solution, wherein the first and second components are comprised in separate sterile containers.09-17-2009
20090232790Kit of Lyophilized Thrombin and Lyophilized Fibrinogen Used to Compound Fibrin Membrane, and Its Application - A kit of lyophilized thrombin and lyophilized fibrinogen comprises fibrinogen of 50-100 mg/ml, thrombin of 100-1000 IU/ml and 20-60 mmol/L CaCl09-17-2009
20090047273Method For Production of Recombinant Human Thrombin ['644] - The present invention relates to a method is provided for producing recombinant human thrombin from recombinant prothrombin using recombinant ecarin having the sequence SEQ ID NO 2 or a homologue thereof.02-19-2009
20090263374METHOD OF PREVENTING AND TREATING BRAIN INFARCTION - The present invention is intended to clarify the relationship between PAR-2 and cerebral infarction and thereby provide an efficient method of preventing and treating cerebral infarction, as well as a pharmaceutical composition therefore. Namely, the present invention relates to a method of preventing and treating cerebral infarction by activating PAR-2 and/or promoting expression of PAR-2 gene. The present invention further relates to a pharmaceutical composition for preventing and treating cerebral infarction, comprising one, or two or more of the active ingredients selected from the group consisting of a PAR-2 activator and/or a PAR-2 gene expression promoter; as well as a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier. It further relates to a method of screening an active ingredient for preventing and treating cerebral infarction using as an indicator the PAR-2 activation promoted by a test substance.10-22-2009
20120114630VARIANTS OF PLASMINOGEN AND PLASMIN - The invention relates to variants of plasminogen and plasmin comprising one or more point mutations in the catalytic domain which reduce or prevent autocatylic destruction of the protease activity of plasmin. Compositions, uses and methods of using said variants of plasminogen and plasmin are also disclosed.05-10-2012
20090010917Therapeutic Agents Comprising Pro-Apoptotic Proteins - The present invention relates to targeted killing of a cell utilizing a chimeric polypeptide comprising a cell-specific targeting moiety and a signal transduction pathway factor. In a preferred embodiment, the signal transduction pathway factor is an apoptosis-inducing factor, such as granzyme B, granzyme A, or Bax.01-08-2009
20080305100Activated Protein C Inhibits Undesirable Effects of Plasminogen Activator in the Brain - Activated protein C (APC), a prodrug, and/or a variant of APC may be used to inhibit undesirable effects of plasminogen activator: e.g., apoptosis or cell death of neurons and endothelial cells, brain hemorrhage or intracerebral bleeding, and/or tissue damage in a subject's brain. Inhibition appears to act through the extrinsic pathway of death receptor signal transduction. This represents an improvement in treatment using plasminogen activator (e.g., fibrinolysis). By reducing undesirable effects, the window for fibrinolytic therapy by plasminogen activator may be widened.12-11-2008
20080299109MECHANISM OF ASTRICYTE-NEURON SIGNALING - The present invention relates to a novel communication mechanism between astrocytes and neurons at a synapse. More specifically, the present invention relates to a signaling mechanism between astrocytes and neurons, by activating astrocytic G-protein coupled receptors, thereby activating glutamate receptors on a membrane of neighboring postsynaptic neurons, resulting in increasing the level of intracellular Ca12-04-2008
20090162342THERAPEUTIC USES OF GLANDULAR KALLIKREIN - The present invention relates to pharmaceutical compositions comprising glandular kallikrein in combination with myelin basic protein or copaxone for use in the treatment of multiple sclerosis. The present invention further relates to a method of suppressing autoimmune responses in a patient afflicted with or suffering at least one clinical sign of multiple sclerosis, comprising administering to said patient a therapeutically effective amount of glandular kallikrein in combination with a therapeutically effective amount of myelin basic protein or copaxone.06-25-2009
20120164128MEANS AND METHODS FOR COUNTERACTING POLYQ EXPANSION DISORDERS - The present invention provides means and methods for counteracting and/or preventing aggregation of a polyQ protein. Further provided are improved poly constructs which are, amongst other things, useful for testing assays. According to the invention, several peptidases like, e.g. tripeptidyl peptidase II (TPPII), appear to be capable of cleaving long polyQ peptides comprising at least 45 glutamine residues. Hence, according to the invention, administration of such peptidases to an individual suffering from a polyQ expansion disorder results in degradation of long polyQ peptides.06-28-2012
20100008898CHYMOTRYPSIN FROM LUCILIA SERICATA LARVAE AND ITS USE FOR THE TREATMENT OF WOUNDS - The use of larval enzymes, particularly a chymotrypsin, is described herein. The enzymes are usable in the treatment of wounds for debridement and for cell regeneration.01-14-2010
20090181006METHODS FOR DIAGNOSING AND TREATING CEREBROVASCULAR EVENTS BASED ON NR2 PEPTIDES - Methods and kits for diagnosing and treating cerebrovascular events, and for defining the time and anatomical location of an event, are provided based on the detection and quantification of bound or total and unbound NR2 peptides in biological fluids. The methods are optionally performed in conjunction with neurological scoring and neuroimaging, and are directed to risk assessment, prognosis, diagnosis and treatment of TIA and stroke on an emergency basis in the emergency room.07-16-2009
20110280858TREATMENT OF WOUNDS - The invention generally provides compositions, kits, pharmaceuticals, and methods that promote and enhance wound healing. Such compositions comprise isolated trypsinogen or trypsin polypeptides or isolated polypeptides obtainable from the excretions/secretions (ES) of 11-17-2011
20110280859PREVENTING AND TREATING SEPSIS - Provided are polypeptides comprising a variant activated protein C comprising one or more amino acid substitutions selected from the group consisting of K146R, D172N, C212R, K146G, R147G, R177G and combinations thereof. Also provided are nucleic acids encoding the polypeptides, and cells, compositions and kits containing the polypeptides and nucleic acids. Also provided are methods of treating sepsis in a subject comprising administering to the subject one or more of the provided polypeptides or nucleic acids. Methods of screening for polypeptides with enhanced activated protein C and for an agent for treatment of sepsis are provided. Finally, provided is a method of treating sepsis in a subject comprising administering to the subject a pharmaceutical composition comprising one or more RGD-containing peptides.11-17-2011
20110280857ADVANCED FUNCTIONAL BIOCOMPATIBLE FOAM USED AS A HEMOSTATIC AGENT FOR COMPRESSIBLE AND NON-COMPRESSIBLE ACUTE WOUNDS - A sprayable polymeric foam hemostat for both compressible and non-compressible (intracavitary) acute wounds is disclosed. The foam comprises hydrophobically-modified polymers, such as hm-chitosan, or other amphiphilic polymers that anchor themselves within the membrane of cells in the vicinity of the wound. By rapidly expanding upon being released from a canister pressurized with liquefied gas propellant, the foam is able to enter injured body cavities and staunch bleeding. The seal created is strong enough to substantially prevent the loss of blood from these cavities. Hydrophobically-modified polymers inherently prevent microbial infections and are suitable for oxygen transfer required during normal wound metabolism. The amphiphilic polymers form solid gel networks with blood cells to create a physical clotting mechanism that prevent loss of blood.11-17-2011
20100233148Injection of fibrin sealant including an anesthetic in spinal applications - A method of treating a disc that is leaking nucleus pulposus through at least one defect in the annulus fibrosus. The method includes injecting a fibrin sealant into the disc to reduce at least a portion of the at least one defect, wherein the fibrin sealant injected into the disc comprises an anesthetic, fibrinogen and an activating compound, wherein at least a portion of the fibrin forms after injection, with the proviso that a corticosteroid is absent from the fibrin sealant injected into the disc.09-16-2010
20100266572TREATMENT AND PREVENTION OF ISCHEMIC INJURY USING ACTIVATED PROTEIN C - Methods and compositions are provided for treating or preventing ischemic injury in a tissue flap in order to reduce the incidence of flap necrosis. Some compositions comprise one or more of an activated protein C (APC), a functional fragment of an APC, an APC mimetic compound, and a derivative of APC. Some methods comprise administering to a subject a therapeutically effective amount of an agent comprising one or more of an activated protein C (APC), a functional fragment of an APC, an APC mimetic compound, and a derivative of APC.10-21-2010
20110300122METHOD FOR TREATING A PATIENT - Intra-arterial administering at least one blood coagulation to a bleeding patient is provided, together with a pharmaceutical composition therefor.12-08-2011
20110293597SERINE PROTEASE DERIVATIVES AND USES IN THE PREVENTION OR THE TREATMENT OF BLOOD COAGULATION DISORDERS - The present invention relates to chimeric derivatives of serine protease zymogen containing the activation peptide of factor X or a fragment thereof for improving the half-life of said derivatives. Preferably, said chimeric derivatives are protein C and factor X derivatives. The invention also relates to said derivatives for the prevention or treatment of blood coagulation disorders.12-01-2011
20110300123PHARMACOLOGICAL VITREOLYSIS - A method of treating or preventing a disorder, or a complication of a disorder, of an eye of a subject comprising contacting a vitreous and/or aqueous humor with a composition comprising a truncated form of plasmin comprising a catalytic domain of plasmin (TPCD). TPCDs include, but are not limited to, miniplasmin, microplasmin and derivatives and variants thereof. The methods of the invention can be used to reduce the viscosity of the vitreous, liquefy the vitreous, induce posterior vitreous detachment, reduce hemorrhagic blood from the eye, clear or reduce materials toxic to the eye, clear or reduce intraocular foreign substances from the eye, increase diffusion of a composition administered to an eye, reduce extraretinal neovascularization and any combinations thereof. The method can be used in the absence of, or as an adjunct to, vitrectomy.12-08-2011
20120189609IMPROVEMENT TO TRABECULECTOMY - The current invention relates to the improvement of trabeculectomy surgery. The improvement more specifically resides in an extended lifetime of the sclera-corneal drainage channel created by trabeculectomy surgery. The improvement is obtained by post-surgical administration of a plasmin or active derivative thereof in the form of topical eye drops alone, by anterior chamber injection alone, or by any combination of these.07-26-2012
20110217285KERATIN BIOMATERIALS FOR TREATMENT OF ISCHEMIA - Provided herein are keratin compositions useful for treating ischemia and/or reperfusion injury, such as that associated with myocardial infarct, ischemic stroke, brain trauma such as traumatic brain injury, hypothermia, chronic wounds, and burns.09-08-2011
20110217284Factor IX Variants with Clotting Activity in Absence of Their Cofactor and Their Use for Treating Bleeding Disorders - The present invention relates to variants of a vitamin K-dependent serine protease of the coagulation cascade, preferably variants of factor IX (F.IX), wherein the variant is characterized in that it has clotting activity in absence of its cofactor. The present invention furthermore relates to the use of these variants for the treatment and/or prophylaxis of bleeding disorders, in particular hemophilia A and/or hemophilia B or hemophilia caused or complicated by inhibitory antibodies to F.VIII. The present invention also relates to further variants of factor IX (F.IX) which have desired properties and can, thus be tailored for respective specific therapeutic applications.09-08-2011
20090130085Amidino-Compounds for Stabilizing Factor VII Polypeptide Formulations - The invention relates to novel compounds of the formula (I) and their use in stabilization of Factor Vila or other Factor VII polypeptides, particularly in aqueous liquid compositions thereof.05-21-2009
20100104550CLEAVAGE OF BIP BY SUBTILASE CYTOTOXIN - Cleavage of BIP (Immunoglobulin binding protein) by subtilase toxin and its application to inhibiting growth of or killing of cells. This has application to treatment of cancers and to conformational diseases and in particular to conformational diseases involving BiP that are influenced by cleavage by the subtilase cytotoxin. The invention also relates to subtilase toxin molecules specifically targeting proliferating cells, in particular tumor cells, or cells expressing a vascular endothelial growth factor receptor.04-29-2010
20090022706SUBSTITUTED CYCLOHEXENES - Disclosed herein are substituted cyclohexene TLR4 signaling pathway modulators of Formula I, process of preparation thereof, pharmaceutical compositions thereof, and methods of use thereof.01-22-2009
20090311239RECOMBINANT OR TRANSGENIC FACTOR VII COMPOSITION, EACH FACTOR VII MOLECULE HAVING TWO N-GLYCOSYLATION SITES WITH DEFINED GLYCAN UNITS - The invention is related to a composition of recombinant or transgenic Factor VII, each molecule of Factor VII of the composition exhibiting two N-glycosylation sites, wherein, among all the molecules of FVII of the composition, the rate of Galα1,3Gal glycan moieties is comprised between 0 and 4%. The invention is also related to a process for preparing such a composition of FVII12-17-2009
20080213245ENZYME TREATMENT OF FOODSTUFFS FOR CELIAC SPRUE - Administering an effective dose of glutenase to a Celiac or dermatitis herpetiformis patient reduces levels of toxic gluten oligopeptides, thereby attenuating or eliminating the damaging effects of gluten.09-04-2008
20090311240VEGF165 Delivered by Fibrin Sealant to Reduce Tissue Necrosis - The present application demonstrates the clinical potential of fibrin sealants to locally deliver growth factors to ischemic tissue. More particularly, it demonstrates that hydrogels such as Fibrin Sealants can be used to deliver VEGF12-17-2009
20100086536Method of Increasing Plasmin Activity through Antiplasmin Conversion - Methods for increasing plasmin activity in a patient in need thereof are provided, comprising administering to the patient a therapeutic amount of an agent which binds to α2-antiplasmin at a binding site to increase conversion of cc2-antiplasmin from an inhibitor to a plasmin substrate, thereby increasing plasmin activity in the patient. Also provided are methods for the identification of compounds or molecules that increase plasmin activity, comprising determining whether the compound or molecule binds to a binding site on α2-antiplasmin which increases the conversion of α2-antiplasmin from an inhibitor to a plasmin substrate, wherein the compound or molecule is not an antibody, thereby identifying a compound or molecule which increases plasmin activity. Further provided are pharmaceutical compositions and methods of use thereof for the treatment of myocardial infarction, thrombosis, ischemic stroke, and pulmonary embolism.04-08-2010
20110311510Compositions and methods for prion decontamination - The invention relates to compositions and methods for prion degradation, decontamination or disinfection. The composition comprises an oxidizing agent, one or more proteases and a surfactant such as an ionic surfactant/detergent. The method comprises contacting a prion contaminated entity with a prion-degrading composition comprising an effective amount of an oxidizing agent, an effective amount of at least one protease, and an effective amount of a surfactant. The components of the composition may be contacted with a prion-contaminated entity sequentially or simultaneously using an aqueous composition. Typically at least two different proteases are used for optimal efficacy. Preferably the oxidizing agent comprises peracetyl ions or a source thereof. The invention also relates to kits comprising the various reagents.12-22-2011
20110200578INTRAVENTRICULAR HEMORRHAGE THROMBOSIS - The invention provides methods of treating intraventricular hemorrhage using thrombolytic agents.08-18-2011
20100080791Composition and Method For Treating Tissue Defects - The present invention provides a composition and method for treating tissue defects. The composition includes thrombin and fibrinogen, or sodium alginate and calcium chloride, and also a surfactant, and non-resorbable polymer microparticles dispersed within the composition.04-01-2010
20090081185Apoptotic agents - A complex at least formed from at least one component A and at least one component B, wherein component A has a binding activity for cellular surface structures, and component B carries a protease or derivatives thereof as an effector function.03-26-2009
20110171200PROTEIN C RS2069915 AS A RESPONSE PREDICTOR TO SURVIVAL AND ADMINISTRATION OF ACTIVATED PROTEIN C OR PROTEIN C-LIKE COMPOUND - Provided herein are methods, oligonucleotides and peptide nucleic acids, compositions and kits for predicting a subject's response to treatment with activated protein C or protein C-like compound or susceptibility to major organ dysfunction or susceptibility to an inflammatory condition. The method generally comprises determining a genotype of said subject at one or more of polymorphic sites in the subject's protein C gene selected from one or more of the following: rs20069915 and one or more polymorphism sites in linkage disequilibrium thereto, selected from one or more of the following: rs2069910; rs2069916; rs2069924; rs2069931; rs1799808; rs2069920; and rs6714364 and may further involve comparing the determined genotype with known genotypes for the polymorphism that correspond with an improved response to treatment with activated protein C or protein C-like compound or correspond to susceptibility to major organ dysfunction or susceptibility to an inflammatory condition. Also provided are methods of treating subjects with an anti-inflammatory agent or anti-coagulant agent based on the subject's genotype.07-14-2011
20110171199METHOD FOR REDUCING OR ELIMINATING PAIN ASSOCIATED WITH A POST-OPERATIVE WOUND - The present invention relates to methods for ameliorating or preventing pain associated with a post-operative wound and kits related thereto. The method comprises administering to the wound an effective amount of an anti-clotting agent solution and administration of an effective amount of an analgesic mixture solution comprising a fast-acting analgesic and a slower-acting analgesic.07-14-2011
20080206227FACTOR VII CONJUGATES FOR SELECTIVELY TREATING NEOVASCULARIZATION DISORDERS - Methods and compositions are provided for the treatment of diseases such as exudative macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, retinopathy of prematurity, choroidal neovascularization, retinal neovascularization, iris neovascularization, corneal neovascularization, ocular tumors, and other disorders of the eye, cancer, and inflammatory disorders. The method involves administering a conjugate, referred to as fVIIPD, containing a photosensitizer and a targeting molecule such as factor VII (“fVII”), fVIIa, or modified fVII, which binds with high affinity and specificity to tissue factor (TF). TF is more highly expressed, abnormally expressed or specifically expressed on endothelial cells lining the luminal surface of pathological neovasculature, than on normal vasculature, thus providing a specific and accessible therapeutic target. Following administration of fVIIPD, the compound specifically binds to the pathological neovasculature of the eye by interaction of the targeting molecule with TF expressed by endothelial cells within abnormal blood vessels. The photosensitizer may then be activated with a non-thermal laser light for selective destruction of abnormal vasculature.08-28-2008
20080206226AGENT FOR PROMOTING OSTEOGENESIS AND/OR INHIBITING BONE RESORPTION - Provided is a novel agent for promoting osteogenesis and/or inhibiting bone resorption, which: can be directly taken from daily meals by mouth for long periods without any trouble in taste; directly impart a promoting effect on osteogenesis and an inhibiting effect on bone resorption to the bone; and can be expected to have therapeutic effects for preventing or ameliorating/treating various bone diseases. The above agent includes, as an active ingredient, any one or more of β08-28-2008
20090280107MODIFIED VITAMIN K-DEPENDENT POLYPEPTIDES - The invention provides vitamin K-dependent polypeptides with enhanced membrane binding affinity. These polypeptides can be used to modulate clot formation in mammals. Methods of modulating clot formation in mammals are also described.11-12-2009
20110200577BIOMATRICES TO ATTRACT AND RETAIN REGENERATIVE AND REPARATIVE CELLS - The invention relates to a pharmaceutical composition which comprises a fibrin clot and a cytokine and methods of delivering the composition to a site of disease or injury in vivo to attract and retain regenerative or reparative stem or myeloid cells and their differentiated progeny.08-18-2011
20080311105Reversibly Inactivated Acidified Plasmin - The present invention provides a fibrinolytic composition useful as a therapeutic for administration to a patient having a thrombotic occlusion. In one aspect of the present invention, the fibrinolytic composition comprises a reversibly inactivated acidified serine protease substantially free of a plasminogen activator, a low buffering capacity buffer, and optionally, a stabilizing agent. In another aspect of the invention, the fibrinolytic composition of the present invention comprises a reversibly inactivated acidified plasmin substantially free of a plasminogen activator, a low buffering capacity buffer, and optionally, a stabilizing agent.12-18-2008
20080213244Glutamate Receptor Antagonists as Neuroprotectives - The invention relates to the use of inhibiting agents of t-PA-mediated activation of the glutamate receptor, for example of the NMDA type, as neuroprotectives.09-04-2008
20100284998FIBRIN SEALANT - A fibrin sealant, comprises (a) thrombin, (b) fibrinogen, (c) polyP, and (d) calcium. The thrombin and the fibrinogen are separated prior to application.11-11-2010
20090169539PDGF FUSION PROTEINS INCORPORATED INTO FIBRIN FOAMS - Compositions for wound healing, use of the compositions, and kits and methods of using thereof are described herein. In a preferred aspect, the compositions are suitable for use in a method for forming a fibrin matrix or foam that can be applied or injected at the site of need. In another preferred aspect, the compositions are also suitable for use in methods for forming enhanced controlled delivery fibrin matrices that can be administered as gels or foams.07-02-2009
20090297498Milk Fat Globule Epidermal Growth Factor-Factor VIII And Sepsis - Provided are methods of treating a mammal undergoing sepsis or at risk for sepsis. Also provided are methods of preventing or treating a physiologic effect of sepsis in a mammal. Additionally provided is the use of milk fat globule epidermal growth factor-factor VIII (MFG-E8) for the manufacture of a medicament for preventing or treating a physiologic effect of sepsis in a mammal, and the use of milk fat globule epidermal growth factor-factor VIII (MFG-E8) for the treatment of a mammal having sepsis or at risk for sepsis.12-03-2009
20080286258Bifeprunox mesylate maintenance dose compositions and methods for using the same - The present disclosure provides novel pharmaceutical dosage forms such as a maintenance treatment dose and methods for making the same, and methods for using said compounds and maintenance treatment doses to treat and prevent diseases and/or disorders.11-20-2008
20080311104STABILIZED THROMBIN COMPOSITIONS - Stabilized thrombin compositions, processes for preparing them, and kits comprising them are disclosed. The compositions comprise thrombin, a bacteriostatically effective amount of benzyl alcohol or chlorobutanol, and 0.10%-5.0% (w/v) sucrose in aqueous solution. The compositions are stable when stored at 2° C.-8° C. for four weeks or more.12-18-2008
20100143327Injection of fibrin sealant including an anesthetic in spinal applications - A method of treating a disc that is leaking nucleus pulposus through at least one defect in the annulus fibrosus. The method includes injecting a fibrin sealant into the disc to reduce at least a portion of the at least one defect, wherein the fibrin sealant injected into the disc comprises an anesthetic, fibrinogen and an activating compound, wherein at least a portion of the fibrin forms after injection, with the proviso that a corticosteroid is absent from the fibrin sealant injected into the disc.06-10-2010
20100143325Composition And Methods Involving Thrombolytic Agents - Treatment or prevention methods are described wherein t-PA and C1-inhibtor are used together in order to minimize the hemorrhagic complications of tPA Preferably, C1-inhibitor is infused prior to treatment with t-PA, thereby allowing for a safer thrombolysis without the excessive and dangerous bleeding associated with the use of t-PA alone particularly in the treatment of ischemic stroke.06-10-2010
20110206655FVIII-INDEPENDENT FIX-MUTANT PROTEINS FOR HEMOPHILIA A TREATMENT - The present invention relates to recombinant blood coagulation factor IX (rFIX) mutants having factor VIII (FVIII) independent factor X (FX) activation potential. Five full length FIX proteins with combinations of mutations of amino acids important for functional activity of FIX and FIX wild type were cloned and expressed in HEK 293 cells. The proteins were tested by an activated partial thromboplastin time (aPTT) assay in FVIII-depleted plasma as well as in FVIII-inhibited patient plasma. In FVIII-depleted plasma functional activity of the FIX mutants was calculated as increased FVIII equivalent activity. The mutant proteins had increased FVIII equivalent activity. In FVIII-inhibited patient plasma the FEIBA equivalent activity was calculated for analysis of FVIII independent FX activation potential. The proteins had also increased FEIBA equivalent activity. Furthermore, the pre-activated FIX proteins had an increased activity in FIX-depleted plasma containing FVIII inhibitors. Therefore these FIX mutants are alternatives as bypassing agents for treatment of FVIII inhibitor patients.08-25-2011
20090186013INORGANIC MATERIALS FOR HEMOSTATIC MODULATION AND THERAPEUTIC WOUND HEALING - The invention provides compositions, methods and devices relating to a silaceous oxide that generates a reduced heat of hydration upon contact with blood. By reducing the heat of hydration, the compositions provide a hemostatic agent that attenuates a tissue burning side effect of conventional hemostatic agents without adversely affecting the wound healing properties of the composition.07-23-2009
20090162343RECOMBINANT ELASTASE PROTEINS AND METHODS OF MANUFACTURING AND USE THEREOF - The present invention relates to methods for the manufacture, purification, formulation, and use of biologically active recombinant elastase proteins. Described are recombinant methods for producing therapeutically useful elastase proteins, as are pharmaceutical compositions comprising said elastase proteins. Novel recombinant elastase proteins and protein preparations are also disclosed. Methods are described for treating and preventing diseases of biological conduits using pharmaceutical compositions containing the elastase proteins of the invention.06-25-2009
20120070425TISSUE KALLIKREIN FOR THE TREATMENT OF PANCREATIC Beta-CELL DYSFUNCTION AND FOR Beta-CELL PROLIFERATION - The invention relates to methods of administering kallikrein, a variant, or active fragment thereof to stimulate proliferation of islet cells generally and β-cells specifically. The invention also includes compositions to stimulate proliferation in vivo and in vitro.03-22-2012
20090136477Methods of generating and screening for proteases with altered specificity - Disclosed herein are methods for generating proteases with altered specificity for the target molecules they cleave. The invention further discloses methods of using these proteases to treat diseases in which the target proteins are involved with. Cleaving certain target proteins at certain substrate sequences with a protease is a method for treating these pathologies.05-28-2009
20130216519PROTEASES PRODUCING AN ALTERED IMMUNOGENIC RESPONSE AND METHODS OF MAKING AND USING THE SAME - The present invention provides novel protein variants that exhibit reduced immunogenic responses, as compared to the parental proteins. The present invention further provides DNA molecules that encode novel variants, host cells comprising DNA encoding novel variants, as well as methods for making proteins less allergenic. In addition, the present invention provides various compositions that comprise these proteins that are less immunogenic than the wild-type proteins.08-22-2013
20090226412AGENT FOR REDUCTION OF BLEEDING IN CEREBROVASCULAR DISORDER - The present invention relates to a hemorrhage reducing agent in cerebrovascular disorder containing a poly (ADP-ribose) polymerase inhibitor (PARP inhibitor). The PARP inhibitor provides an inhibitory effect of vascular endothelial cell disorder so that it may reduce hemorrhage in cerebrovascular disorder. In addition, the PARP inhibitor inhibits the hemorrhage that is concerned about in thrombolytic agent use by using together with a thrombolytic agent, and an effect of extending therapeutic time window of a thrombolytic agent may be further expected. Furthermore, the PARP inhibitor can be a safe hemorrhage reducing agent with fewer side effects because it does not affect the blood coagulation system and the fibrinolytic system.09-10-2009
20110223150Neutraceutical-Based Topical Anxiolytic Agent and Method of Use - A nutraceutical-based anxiolytic agent (composition) for topical application is described. The formulation utilizes a combination of active ingredients directed to up-regulate the parasympathetic nervous system and calming vagal nerve enervation and its resultant stress symptomatology. The active ingredients in the topical composition include GABA (gamma-aminobutyric acid), L-theanine, Phenibut (beta-phenyl-gamma-aminobutyric acid), and casein tryptic hydrolysase. The active ingredients are dissolved in a lecithin organogel carrier such as Lipoderm or Phloderm to provide a superior transdermal delivery system.09-15-2011
20090081187Pharmacological vitreolysis - A method of treating or preventing a disorder, or a complication of a disorder, of an eye of a subject comprising contacting a vitreous and/or aqueous humor with a composition comprising a truncated form of plasmin comprising a catalytic domain of plasmin (TPCD). TPCDs include, but are not limited to, miniplasmin, microplasmin and derivatives and variants thereof. The methods of the invention can be used to reduce the viscosity of the vitreous, liquefy the vitreous, induce posterior vitreous detachment, reduce hemorrhagic blood from the eye, clear or reduce materials toxic to the eye, clear or reduce intraocular foreign substances from the eye, increase diffusion of a composition administered to an eye, reduce extraretinal neovascularization and any combinations thereof. The method can be used in the absence of, or as an adjunct to, vitrectomy.03-26-2009
20110142819METHOD OF IMPROVING WOULD HEALING - This invention relates to novel methods of promoting the healing or closure of perforated tympanic membranes or wounds, as well as methods for minimizing scar formation and removing necrotic tissue. In particular the invention relates to the use of components of the plasminogen activating system, especially mini-plasminogen, mini-plasmin, micro-plasminogen, micro-plasmin, delta-plasminogen, and delta-plasmintopromote wound healing processes.06-16-2011
20090041747Compounds for Stabilizing Factor VII Polypeptide Formulations - The invention relates to novel compounds with formula (I) and their use in stabilization of Factor VIIa or other Factor VII polypeptides, particularly in aqueous liquid compositions thereof.02-12-2009
20090053193Use of Factor VIIa for the Treatment of Burn Trauma - The invention relates to the use of Factor VIIa or a Factor VIIa equivalent for the manufacture of a medicament for treatment of burn trauma.02-26-2009
20090081188GLYCOPEGYLATED FACTOR IX - The present invention provides conjugates between Factor IX and PEG moieties. The conjugates are linked via an intact glycosyl linking group interposed between and covalently attached to the peptide and the modifying group. The conjugates are formed from glycosylated peptides by the action of a glycosyltransferase. The glycosyltransferase ligates a modified sugar moiety onto a glycosyl residue on the peptide. Also provided are methods for preparing the conjugates, methods for treating various disease conditions with the conjugates, and pharmaceutical formulations including the conjugates.03-26-2009
20110229453BLOOD COAGULATION FACTOR INHIBITORS - The invention relates to novel compounds with formula (I) useful as blood coagulation factor inhibitors. The compounds (I) may be used for treatment of thrombotic conditions or as stabilizers of liquid formulations of blood coagulation factors, in particular liquid formulations of FVIIa, Factor VII variants, or Factor VII derivatives.09-22-2011
20110223151CONJUGATED PROTEINS WITH PROLONGED IN VIVO EFFICACY - The invention relates to conjugated proteins, in particular but not exclusively, blood coagulation factors, to processes for preparing said conjugates, to pharmaceutical compositions comprising said conjugates and to the use of the conjugates in therapy, in particular but not exclusively, for the treatment of diseases alleviated by blood coagulation factors such as the prophylactic treatment of hemophilia.09-15-2011
20090098103Modified factor VII polypeptides and uses thereof - Modified factor VII polypeptides and uses thereof are provided. Such modified FVII polypeptides include Factor VIIa and other forms of Factor VII. Among modified FVII polypeptides provided are those that have altered activities, typically altered procoagulant activity, including increased procoagulant activities. Hence, such modified polypeptides are therapeutics.04-16-2009
20090098102Cosmetic Composition Containing Enzyme and Amino Acid - The present invention relates to a skin cosmetic composition containing enzyme and amino acid. More particularly, the skin cosmetic composition according to the invention contains enzyme and amino acid, and thus safely improves stratum corneum thickening resulting from the progression of skin aging, improves skin drying occurring during keratin removal, and shows excellent skin moisturizing and whitening effects.04-16-2009
20090098104Method for Diagnosing Cardiovascular Diseases - Method for diagnosing a cardiovascular disease in an individual comprising the steps of: providing a sample of an individual; determining the amount of cytokeratin-18 (CK-18) or fragments thereof and/or interleukin-1β precursor (IL-1β precursor) in said sample; comparing the amount of CK-18 or fragments thereof and/or IL-1β precursor in said sample to the amount of CK-18 or fragments thereof and/or IL-1β precursor present in a reference control of at least one individual not suffering from a cardiovascular disease; and diagnosing a cardiovascular disease if the amount of CK-18 or fragments thereof in the sample is increased in comparison to the amount of CK-18 or fragments thereof in the reference control and/or the amount of IL-1β precursor in the sample is decreased in comparison to the amount of IL-1β precursor in the reference control.04-16-2009
20110229454Use of Prourokinase and Variants Thereof in Facilitated Percutaneous Coronary Intervention in Patients with Acute Myocardial Infarction - In the field of biological medicines, a use of prourokinase (proUK) and variants thereof in facilitated percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in patients with acute myocardial infarction is provided. The use includes: within 6 hrs after a patient is afflicted with accurate myocardial infarction (AMI), firstly, performing thrombolytic therapy with proUK or variants thereof, and then, performing a PCI operation, to dredge the infarction related artery (IRA) as soon as possible, and re-establish an effective forward blood flow, such that an ischemic myocardium is reperfused. According to the present invention, the facilitated PCI for treatment of AMI with the proUK or variants thereof has an effect superior to that of direct PCI.09-22-2011
20090004177Combination Treatment with t-PA Variant and Low Molecular Weight Heparin - The invention concerns an improved therapeutic regimen for the treatment of thrombolytic disorders, such as acute myocardial infarction (AMI). In particular, the present invention concerns the treatment of thrombolytic disorders, e.g., AMI, with a combination of a tissue plasminogen activator (t-PA) variant having improved fibrin specificity and extended plasma half-life when compared with wild-type human t-PA and a low molecular weight heparin.01-01-2009
20090004176NON-NEUROTOXIC PLASMINOGEN ACTIVATING FACTORS FOR TREATING OF STROKE - The invention pertains to the use and production of non-neurotoxic plasminogen activating factors e.g. of 01-01-2009
20080286259USE OF ACTIVATED COAGULATION FACTOR VII FOR TREATING THROMBOLYTIC THERAPY-INDUCED MAJOR BLEEDINGS - Major bleedings induced by thrombolytic/fibrinolytic therapy, including intracranial haemorrhages, are treated by administering to a subject suffering from such bleedings an effective amount of activated coagulation factor VII (VIIa) or a functional derivative thereof.11-20-2008
20090220482METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR DELIVERING INTERLEUKIN-1 RECEPTOR ANTAGONIST - Methods and compositions generating and using an interleukin-1 receptor antagonist (IL-1ra)-rich solution. Methods for generating and isolating interleukin-1 receptor antagonist include incubating a liquid volume of white blood cells and platelets with polyacrylamide beads to produce interleukin-1 receptor antagonist. The interleukin-1 receptor antagonist is isolated from the polyacrylamide beads to obtain the solution rich in interleukin-1 receptor antagonist. Methods for treating a site of inflammation in a patient include administering to the site of inflammation the solution rich in interleukin-1 receptor antagonist.09-03-2009
20090117093GRANULYSIN PEPTIDES AND METHODS OF USE THEREOF - Granulysin peptides are small antimicrobial agents with potent activity. A pharmaceutical composition comprising granulysin peptides as an active agent is administered therapeutically to a patient for exfoliation, e.g. for the treatment of skin lesions.05-07-2009
20080317736Methods for enlarging the diameter of a biological conduit in a human subject - The invention provides methods for treating an obstructed biological conduit that include administering to the conduit an agent that can degrade extracellular matrix of obstructing tissue. Particular methods include delivery of an enzyme or a mixture of several enzymes to the area or region of obstruction wherein the enzyme(s) have the capability to degrade extracellular matrix components within the obstruction thereby restoring the normal flow of transported fluid through the conduit. The invention also includes prophylactically dilating a section of conduit to minimize the risk of obstruction formation.12-25-2008
20100015123NOVEL THROMBOLYTIC MOLECULES AND A PROCESS THEREFOR - New thrombolytic protein molecules such as recombinant staphylokinase or streptokinase, urokinase, tissue plasminogen activator and the like, and suitable variants thereof, for targeting to brain tissue or any other tissue by either fusing to, or by synthesizing the candidate thrombolytic molecule(s) with a protein sequence comprising a strong amphipathic alpha helix containing protein transduction domain. Thrombolytic protein molecule(s) so engineered with the protein transduction domain is useful for enhanced uptake of such protein thrombolytic molecule(s) across the cell membranes and tissues including the blood brain barrier and find their use in the treatment of vascular thrombosis including cerebrovascular disorders caused by cerebral thrombosis or cerebral haemorrhage when used a as a therapeutic. The design and processes for cloning, expression, purification and protein transduction of such proteins across cell membranes.01-21-2010
20100178287USE OF COAGULATION PROTEINS TO LYSE CLOTS - The present invention relates to the use of coagulation proteins for the lysis of blood clots. More specifically, the present invention provides a method for accelerating the dissolution of a blood clot through the administration of at least one coagulation protein comprising a basic C-terminal amino acid, wherein the coagulation protein may be a derivative of Factor X, Factor V or a combination thereof. Pharmaceutical compositions for the treatment and prophylaxis of blood clots are also provided, wherein, the methods and products of the present invention advantageously accelerate clot dissolution while potentially minimizing the adverse side-effects, such as hemorrhaging, seen with other clot dissolving agents. The present invention also provides a method for detecting a fibrinolytic potential in a subject.07-15-2010
20100183582HEMOSTATIC COMPOSITIONS CONTAINING STERILE THROMBIN - The present invention includes sterilized hemostatic compositions that contain a continuous, biocompatible liquid phase having a solid phase of particles of a biocompatible polymer suitable for use in hemostasis and that is substantially insoluble in the liquid phase, and sterile thrombin, each of which is substantially homogenously dispersed throughout the continuous liquid phase, and methods for making such compositions.07-22-2010
20100226910TISSUE KALLIKREIN FOR THE TREATMENT OF DISEASES ASSOCIATED WITH AMYLOID PROTEIN - This invention relates to methods of treating Alzheimer's disease or symptoms thereof, and amnesic mild cognitive impairment or symptoms thereof. Methods of the invention include administering a therapeutically effective amount of tissue kallikrein, variants or active fragments thereof. The invention further relates to uses of tissue kallikrein or a variant or active fragment thereof for the digesting or cleaving amyloid and the treatment of conditions benefiting from the digestion or cleavage of amyloid. The invention further relates to pharmaceutical compositions comprising a therapeutically effective amount of tissue kallikrein, variants or active fragments thereof formulated for oral or intranasal administration.09-09-2010
20100150899PYRAZOLINONE SCAVENGERS OF FREE RADICAL - The present invention relates to new pyrazolinone scavengers of free radicals, pharmaceutical compositions thereof, and methods of use thereof.06-17-2010
20100233149Methods for preparing Factor X, activated Factor X, inactivated factor X and inactivated factor Xa, and pharmaceutical compositions comprising same - Methods for preparing Factor X, activated Factor X, inactivated factor X and inactivated factor Xa, compositions comprising Factor X and Factor Xa, inactivated Factor X and inactivated Factor Xa and methods of medical treatment using Factor X, Factor Xa, activated Factor X and inactivated Factor Xa are disclosed. The preparation methods comprise a chromatography step using an immobilised metal ion affinity chromatography substrate.09-16-2010
20130216518COMPOSITION COMPRISING A COMBINATION OF AT LEAST ONE PROTEOLYTIC ENZYME AND AT LEAST ONE LIPOLYTIC ENZYME, FOR USE IN PREVENTING TRIGLYCERIDE SYNTHESIS - The present invention relates to a composition comprising a combination of at least one proteolytic enzyme, such as subtilisin, and at least one lipolytic enzyme, for use in preventing triglyceride synthesis, advantageously by degrading 2-monoacylglycerol in the intestine. The invention also has as an object such a composition for use as a drug, cosmetic agent, medical device, dietary composition, dietary supplement or nutraceutical, notably for use in preventing or treating obesity, atherosclerosis, type 2 diabetes or for use in preventing or reducing excess weight.08-22-2013
20100143326SUBCUTANEOUS ADMINISTRATION OF COAGULATION FACTOR VIIa-RELATED POLYPEPTIDES - The invention relates to the use of a Factor VIIa-related polypeptide for the manufacture of a medicament for treatment of a condition affectable by Factor VIIa, in particular a bleeding episode, said medicament being for subcataneous or intramuscular administration.06-10-2010
20110027258MODIFIED VITAMIN K-DEPENDENT POLYPEPTIDES - The invention provides vitamin K-dependent polypeptides with enhanced membrane binding affinity. These polypeptides can be used to modulate clot formation in mammals. Methods of modulating clot formation in mammals are also described.02-03-2011
20100297100Composition for Treating Retinopathy or Glaucoma Comprising Thrombin Derived Peptides - Disclosed is a composition for treating retinopathy comprising thrombin derived peptide as an effective component.11-25-2010
20130136731Protein Fusion Constructs Possessing Thrombolytic and Anticoagulant Properties - The present invention discloses novel hybrid proteins that have both plasminogen activator and anti-thrombotic properties, including clot specific action, that renders these as highly advantageous for the treatment of circulatory disorders involving fibrin clot formation due to underlying tissue damage in the blood vessels leading to myocardial infarction, strokes etc. Also disclosed are new proteins, and methods of obtaining the same, that help to dissolve blood clots by activating plasminogen in a plasmin or thrombin dependent manner and also inhibit both the activity and generation of thrombin through the intrinsic pathway of blood coagulation.05-30-2013
20090068168SUBSTITUTED AMINO ALCOHOLS - Disclosed herein are substituted amino alcohol anti-mycobacterial agents and/or chelation therapy agents of Formula I, process of preparation thereof, pharmaceutical compositions thereof, and methods of use thereof.03-12-2009
20110008316Biological bioadhesive compositions and methods of preparation and use - The present invention relates generally to the preparation and use of biological tissue adhesives which rely on combining fibrinogen and thrombin. More particularly, the present invention relates to a method of preparing a fibrin sealant whereby said sealant is formed by reconstituting the fibrinogen or the thrombin component in the presence of biological and/or non-biological agents such as drugs, chemicals, and proteins. Preferably, these agents are introduced in solution, such as for example, a corticosteroid-containing solution like a betamethasone solution containing betamethasone acetate or betamethasone sodium phosphate; a triamicinolone solution; or a methylprednisolone solution. These solutions may be substituted for, or provided as a complement to, other solutions that are typically used in the preparation of fibrin sealants such as, for example, calcium chloride. The invention further relates to a novel method of using the improved fibrin sealant whereby the sealant and accompanying agent(s) are delivered directly to a critical site within the body and sealed in place due to the bio-static quality of the sealant. This provides therapeutic value to patients through prolonged presence, and optionally time-released delivery, of the specific agent(s) at the critical site.01-13-2011
20090142330Use of inactive-plasmin to treat chronic inflammatory disease and tumors - Methods are provided for the suppression of inflammation or a tumor. The methods can include selecting a subject in need of suppression of inflammation or the tumor and inhibiting plasmin activity in the subject to decrease matrix metalloproteinase production, thereby suppressing the inflammation or tumor. In several examples, an agent including inactive plasmin at a therapeutically effective concentration is administered to inhibit plasmin activity. Methods are also provided for modulating annexin A2 receptor activity.06-04-2009
20120034205PKC ACTIVATORS AND ANTICOAGULANT IN REGIMEN FOR TREATING STROKE - The present disclosure provides a method for treating stroke by administering to a subject an anticoagulant, e.g., recombinant tissue plasminogen activator (rTPA), and a protein kinase C (PKC) activator followed by administration of at least one PKC activator for a duration of treatment. The methods disclosed herein may limit the size of infarction and/or reduce mortality, the disruption of the blood-brain barrier, and/or the hemorrhagic damage due to ischemic stroke compared with rTPA administration alone; and may also extend the therapeutic time window for administering rTPA after a stroke. Also disclosed are kits comprising rTPA and a PKC activator for treating stroke.02-09-2012
20110243917COMPOSITION FOR THE PREVENTION AND TREATMENT OF ABSENCE SEIZURES COMPRISING PKC AGONIST AS AN EFFECTIVE INGREDIENT - The present invention relates to a composition comprising PKC agonist as an active ingredient. More precisely, the present inventors confirmed that absence seizure specific SWD was reduced by administrating PKC agonist into an animal model. Therefore, the composition of the present invention comprising PKC agonist as an active ingredient can be effectively used for the prevention and treatment of absence seizure and for the production of health improving functional food.10-06-2011
20110212075SCREENING METHOD FOR POLYMORPHIC MARKERS IN HTRA1 GENE IN NEURODEGENERATIVE DISORDERS - The invention relates to a method of screening a subject for at least one risk factor associated with a neurodegenerative disease such as Alzheimer's disease comprising detecting the presence or absence of at least one risk marker in the HtrA1 gene (PRSS11). Furthermore, diagnostic kits as well as therapeutic approaches are provided.09-01-2011
20100008899METHODS OF DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT FOR METABOLIC DISORDERS - The invention relates to pharmaceutical compositions comprising tissue kallikrem (TK), and optionally a diabetes drug, a method of screening for a metabolic disorder by determining the concentration of TK and insulin in a biological sample from a test subject, a method of screening for a therapeutic agent for the treatment or prevention of a metabolic disorder, and a method for treating or preventing a metabolic disorder using a pharmaceutical composition comprising TK.01-14-2010
20100040597THROMBIN MUTANT - A thrombin mutant in which at least serine at position 205 among amino acids in the active center of the thrombin B chain has been replaced with another amino acid, and further at least one of the following replacements have been introduced: (I) replacement of arginine at position 89 in the B-chain with another amino acid; (II) replacement of threonine at position 69 or serine at position 22 in the B-chain with another amino acid; (III) replacement of alanine at position 200 in the B-chain with another amino acid; and (IV) replacement of lysine at position 65 in the B-chain with threonine.02-18-2010
20100055087METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR DELIVERING INTERLEUKIN-1 RECEPTOR ANTAGONIST - Methods and compositions generating and using an interleukin-1 receptor antagonist (IL-1ra)-rich solution. Methods for generating and isolating interleukin-1 receptor antagonist include incubating adipose tissue and/or adipocytes with polyacrylamide beads to produce interleukin-1 receptor antagonist. The interleukin-1 receptor antagonist is isolated from the polyacrylamide beads to obtain the solution rich in interleukin-1 receptor antagonist. Methods for treating a site of inflammation in a patient include administering to the site of inflammation the solution rich in interleukin-1 receptor antagonist.03-04-2010
20110076261Antifungal Drug Delivery System - A topical treatment for skin disorders and diseases comprising a combination of at least one antifungal agent and at least one hydroxy acid agent having a pH−pKa value of 0.5 or more formulated into shampoos, creams, lotions, gels, sprays, foams, pads, films, patches, and solutions for treatment of skin disorders and diseases in both humans and animals.03-31-2011
20100303800METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR TREATING ISCHEMIA - A method for treating ischemia that would benefit from angiogenesis is disclosed. The method comprises administering to a subject in need thereof a composition comprising: a) a fragment of human thrombomodulin in a therapeutically effective amount; and b) a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier; wherein the fragment comprises the amino acids Ala242 to Ser515 of SEQ ID NO: 2.12-02-2010
20100260741Factor VII or VIIa Polypeptide Variants - The present invention relates to novel polypeptide variants of factor VII (FVII) or factor VIIa (FVIIa) polypeptides, where said variants comprise an amino acid substitution in position 10 and 32 and where said variants further comprise a sugar moiety covalently attached to an introduced in vivo N-glycosylation site located outside of the Gla domain. Such polypeptide variants are useful in therapy, in particular for the treatment of a variety of coagulation-related disorders, such as trauma.10-14-2010
20110150858 THERAPEUTIC AGENT FOR A LOWER URINARY TRACT DISEASE AND AN AGENT FOR IMPROVING A LOWER URINARY TRACT SYMPTOM - The present invention provides a therapeutic agent for a lower urinary tract disease such as cystitis, interstitial cystitis, prostatitis, benign prostatic hyperplasia etc., which are considered as refractory disease, and an agent for improving a lower urinary tract symptom associated with the lower urinary tract disease.06-23-2011
20120201804TISSUE KALLIKREIN FOR THE TREATMENT OF SCHIZOPHRENIA AND BIPOLAR DISORDER - The invention includes methods of treating psychiatric disorders including schizophrenia, associated conditions of the schizophrenic spectrum and bipolar disorder, comprising administering tissue kallikrein (KLK1), variants or active fragments thereof. The invention also includes compositions comprising KLK1, variants, or active fragments thereof.08-09-2012
20080254019Therapeutic Agents and Therapeutic Methods For Treating Injured Tissue - This invention provides therapeutic agents, transplants and therapeutic methods that can enhance the regeneration of injured tissue. This invention relates to agents, transplants and therapeutic methods for enhancing the migration and accumulation of mesenchymal stem cells in injured tissues and/or suppressing the diffusion of mesenchymal stem cells from injured tissues.10-16-2008
20090017007LIQUID FACTOR VII COMPOSITION - Storage-stable aqueous pharmaceutical compositions comprising a Factor VII or Factor Vila polypeptide, a buffering agent, and zinc ions (Zn01-15-2009
20110165142METHOD OF TREATING DEGENERATIVE DISEASES - Agonists of a non-proteolytically activated receptor can be used in methods for treating a disease or disorder in a subject. The methods comprise administering to the subject a therapeutically effective amount of an agonist, wherein the disease or disorder is scleroderma, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, Huntington's disease, Parkinson's disease, closed head trauma, glaucoma, optic neuritis or allograft vasculopathy.07-07-2011
20100284997DOSING REGIMEN OF ACTIVATED PROTEIN C AND VARIANTS HAVING REDUCED ANTICOAGULANT ACTIVITY - Recombinant activated protein C (APC) and APC variants with reduced anticoagulant activity were used to reduce mortality in murine models of sepsis. These models included endotoxemia and bacteremia models. We discovered that single or multiple bolus doses of APC, especially of APC variants such as RR230/231AA-APC, KKK192-194AAA-APC and 5A-APC (containing the combination of mutations present in the first two APC variants) given as a single bolus reduces 7-day mortality of mice given lethal doses of endotoxin. Administrations of a single bolus of 5A-APC after the initiation of sepsis also reduces mortality caused by LPS. 5A-APC with ≦8% of normal anticoagulant activity (which has reduced risk of bleeding) reduces mortality when given as two bolus administrations at 3 hours and then at 10 hours after initiation of bacterial infection, i.e. after onset of sepsis. This shows, first, that one or more bolus injections of APC or of APC variants, especially 5A-APC, can reduce mortality when given beginning hours after the onset of sepsis and, second, that it is not necessary to administer APC as a continuous infusion which is the current standard of practice because one or more bolus administrations can reduce mortality. Furthermore, dosages of approximately 0.06 to 0.4 mg/kg of APC and APC variants are identified to be sufficient to reduce mortality in sepsis.11-11-2010
201003300642-mercaptocyclopentanecarboxylic acid compounds, a process for their preparation and pharmaceutical compositions containing them - Compounds of formula (I):12-30-2010
20100330063STEM-LIKE CELLS, METHOD FOR DE-DIFFERENTIATING MAMMALIAN SOMATIC CELLS INTO STEM-LIKE CELLS, AND METHOD FOR DIFFERENTIATING STEM-LIKE CELLS - A new use is provided for small molecule inhibitors of Oct4 and Sox 2 as a cellular reprogramming agent and a method of reprogramming adult mammalian somatic cells into stem-like cells is provided, using small molecule inhibitors of Oct4 and Sox 2 without the need of any material derived from embryos or fetuses, and without the need of potentially harmful transfecting vectors. Stem-like cells created by the present invention can be induced to differentiate into terminally differentiated adult somatic cells, such as, for example, neuronal cells.12-30-2010
20110262424RECOMBINANTLY PRODUCED HUMAN FACTOR VIII AND IX - A recombinant human factor VIII or IX protein having a human glycosylation pattern but the protein is devoid of N-glycolylneuraminic acid and/or the carbohydrate group Galα-3Gal.10-27-2011
20110052562BENZIMIDAZOLES AND ANALOGS AS RHO KINASE INHIBITORS - Compounds useful as Rho kinase inhibitors according to formula IA or IB: wherein A, B, D, E, R03-03-2011
20110052561OSTEOLYSIS TREATMENT - Methods and treatments for osteolysis employing interleukin-1 receptor antagonist (IL-1ra). Activating production of interleukin-1 receptor antagonist includes incubating adipose tissue, adipocytes, whole blood, platelet rich plasma, and/or isolated white blood cells with polyacrylamide beads to produce a solution rich in interleukin-1 receptor antagonist. Activating the production of interleukin-1 receptor antagonist includes using an implantable device loaded with adipose tissue, adipocytes, whole blood, platelet rich plasma, and/or isolated white blood cells. Methods for treating osteolysis at the site of an artificial joint in a patient include administering and/or inserting the solution rich in interleukin-1 receptor antagonist and/or the implantable device, respectively.03-03-2011
20100322918Diffusion enhancing compounds and their use alone or with thrombolytics - The subject invention relates to diffusion enhancing compounds and their use alone or with thrombolytic agents for the treatment of disorders resulting from the formation of a thrombus such as a myocardial infarction or stroke.12-23-2010
20110081334C1-Inhibitor Prevents Non-Specific Plasminogen Activation by a Prourokinase Mutant without Impeding Fibrin-Specific Fibrinolysis - A mutant prourokinase plasminogen activator (M5) was developed to make prouPA less subject to spontaneous activation during fibrinolysis. C1-inhibitor complexes with tcM5. The effect of C1-inhibitor on fibrinolysis and fibrinogenolysis by M5 was determined. Supplemental C1-inhibitor restores the stability of M5 but not that of prouPA. Clot lysis by M5 with supplemental C1-inhibitor showed no attenuation of the rate of fibrinolysis, whereas fibrinogenolysis was prevented by C1-inhibitor. Due to higher dose tolerance of M5 with C1-inhibitor, the rate of fibrin-specific lysis reached that achievable by nonspecific fibrinolysis without inhibitor. Plasma C1-inhibitor stabilized M5 in plasma by inhibiting tcM5 and thereby non-specific plasminogen activation. At the same time, fibrin-specific plasminogen activation remained unimpaired. This unusual dissociation of effects has significant implications for improving the safety and efficacy of fibrinolysis. Methods of reducing bleeding and non-specific plasminogen activation during fibrinolysis by administering M5 along with exogenous C1-inhibitor are disclosed.04-07-2011
20100166730Liquid, Aqueous Pharmaceutical Composition of Factor VII Polypeptides - The present invention is directed to liquid, aqueous pharmaceutical compositions containing Factor VII polypeptides, and methods for preparing and using such compositions, as well as vials containing such compositions, and the use of such compositions in the treatment of a Factor VII-responsive syndrome, e.g., bleeding disorders, including those caused by clotting Factor deficiencies (e.g. haemophilia A, haemophilia B, coagulation Factor VII deficiency); by thrombocytopenia or von Willebrand's disease, or by clotting Factor inhibitors, and intra cerebral haemorrhage, or excessive bleeding from any cause. The preparations may also be administered to patients in association with surgery or other trauma or to patients receiving anticoagulant therapy. More particularly, the invention relates to liquid compositions stabilised against chemical and/or physical degradation. The main embodiment is represented by a liquid, aqueous pharmaceutical composition comprising a Factor VII polypeptide (i); a buffering agent (ii) suitable for keeping pH in the range of from about 4.0 to about 9.0; at least one metal-containing agent (iii), wherein said metal is selected from the group consisting of first transition series metals of oxidation state +II, except zinc, such as chromium, manganese, iron, cobalt, nickel, and copper; and a non-ionic surfactant (iv).07-01-2010
20100196348COMBINATION TREATMENT WITH t-PA VARIANT AND LOW MOLECULAR WEIGHT HEPARIN - The invention concerns an improved therapeutic regimen for the treatment of thrombolytic disorders, such as acute myocardial infarction (AMI). In particular, the present invention concerns the treatment of thrombolytic disorders, e.g., AMI, with a combination of a tissue plasminogen activator (t-PA) variant having improved fibrin specificity and extended plasma half-life when compared with wild-type human t-PA and a low molecular weight heparin.08-05-2010
20100068196METHOD OF MICRONIZATION - A method for micronization of a dispersion of particles including a protein having a predetermined level of biological activity, is provided. The method includes introducing the dispersion into a vortex chamber milling apparatus under milling conditions which result in a protein powder having a particle size distribution of 5 to 100 μm and/or exhibiting a 30 to 400 fold size reduction of the protein particle dispersion from its original size, and retaining at least 80% of the predetermined level of biological activity of the protein. The milling conditions include one or more parameters selected from the following: input pressure between 1 and 7 Bars; injector pressure between 0.2 and 5 Bars; loading rate between 0.1 and 5 kg/hour; and gas flow between 30 and 100 m03-18-2010
20090208481Proteomic analysis of active multiple sclerosis lesions - The invention provides methods for treating demyelinating inflammatory diseases by administering to the subject an effective amount of an agent that provides activated protein C activity, where the dose is effective to reduce the adverse clinical indicia of the disease. In some embodiments, the patient being treating is of the chronic active plaque type.08-20-2009
20110189160Veterinary Topical Agent - Methods and compositions for treating skin conditions in animals, which tend to have higher skin pH than humans, including wounds, ulcers, rashes, burns, abrasions, and other irritations and relevant injuries are provided. The invention contemplates the use of an aqueous or emollient medium having non-occlusive properties with one or more pH raising ingredients in a composition specifically designed to deliver oxygen to the skin's surface.08-04-2011
20120308552Hemostatic bio-material composition and method - The present invention relates to a haemostatic bio-material composition and method for achieving hemostasis. The method for providing hemostasis generally comprises: supplying a dry potassium phosphate based hemostat mixture comprising: monobasic potassium phosphate, a metal oxide, and a tertiary calcium phosphate, wherein the weight percent ratio of monobasic potassium phosphate to metal oxide is between about 3:1 and 1:1; mixing the dry potassium phosphate based hemostat mixture with an aqueous solution forming an activated hemostat slurry; applying an hemostasis-promoting amount of the activated potassium phosphate based hemostat slurry to a site of bleeding; wherein the site of bleeding is in, on, or proximate to bone.12-06-2012
20120308551Protease screening methods and proteases identified thereby - Methods for identifying modified proteases with modified substrate specificity or other properties are provided. The methods screen candidate and modified proteases by contacting them with a substrate, such as a serpin, an alpha macroglobulins or a p35 family protein or modified serpins and modified p35 family members or modified alpha macroglobulins, that, upon cleavage of the substrate, traps the protease by forming a stable complex. Also provided are modified proteases.12-06-2012
20120308550Method of Using Fish Plasma Components to Promote Functional Recovery in the Mammialian CNS - A method includes applying thrombin and salmon fibrinogen to injured motor neurons at a central nervous system injury site, thereby enhancing repair and functional recovery of the injured motor neurons, such as by injecting or spraying thrombin and salmon fibrinogen to form a fibrin clot, or by applying a composition including thrombin and salmon fibrinogen. A method of promoting the functional recovery of a patient who has suffered a central nervous system injury includes this method. A composition including thrombin and salmon fibrinogen is adapted to be applied to injured motor neurons at a central nervous system injury site, thereby enhancing repair and functional recovery of the injured motor neurons.12-06-2012
20100316625STABILIZED FACTOR IX FORMULATIONS CONTAINING TREHALOSE - Methods of preparing lyophilized preparations of Factor IX which preserve more than 90% of the calcium binding property of Factor IX are disclosed. Factor IX formulated with trehalose shows a superior stability profile after 12 weeks storage at 25° C./60% relative humidity (RH) and 40° C./75% RH relative to Factor IX formulated without trehalose. The data suggest that the inclusion of trehalose in the formulation could allow for temperature excursions or even long-term room temperature storage of a Factor IX lyophilized product. The formulations tested contained 10 mM histidine pH 6.8, 3% mannitol, 66 mM sodium chloride, 0.0075% Polysorbate 80, with and without 1% trehalose. Upon storage at 40° C./75% RH or 25° C./60% RH over 12 weeks the trehalose-containing formulation was comparable to product stored at 2-8° C. while the formulation without trehalose was found to undergo significant aggregation and loss of activity. The two formulations demonstrated comparable stability over 26 weeks of real time storage at −20° C. and 2-8° C.12-16-2010
20110008315RECOMBINANT ELASTASE PROTEINS AND METHODS OF MANUFACTURING AND USE THEREOF - The present invention relates to methods for the manufacture, purification, formulation, and use of biologically active recombinant elastase proteins. Described are recombinant methods for producing therapeutically useful elastase proteins, as are pharmaceutical compositions comprising said elastase proteins. Novel recombinant elastase proteins and protein preparations are also disclosed. Methods are described for treating and preventing diseases of biological conduits using pharmaceutical compositions containing the elastase proteins of the invention.01-13-2011
20100034803ACTIVATING AGENT OF STEM CELLS AND/OR PROGENITOR CELLS - The present invention provides an activating agent of stem cells and/or progenitor cells comprising a thrombin-like enzyme which can be used in regenerative medicine, and particularly in regenerative medicine utilizing self-regeneration, acting promptly and moderately depending on the state of advancement and the degree of injured organs and/or tissues to which regenerative medicine is applied, with few or no side effects. The present invention also provides a method for activating stem cells and/or progenitor cells in an animal comprising the step of administering to the animal an effective amount of a thrombin-like enzyme and use of the thrombin-like enzyme for activating stem cells and/or progenitor cells.02-11-2010
20100047229PURIFIED RECOMBINANT BATROXOBIN WITH HIGH SPECIFIC ACTIVITY - A purified recombinant batroxobin with high specific activity, which has the following properties: (a) the batroxobin has a molecular weight of 29-32 kDa; (b) at least 90% of the batroxobin have 6 pairs of disulfide bonds which correctly match at Cys02-25-2010
20110027257CLOTTABLE CONCENTRATE OF PLATELET GROWTH FACTORS AND PREPARATION METHOD THEREOF - The present disclosure relates to a clottable concentrate of platelet growth factors for therapeutic and/or cosmetic use, preferably comprising the growth factors PDGF, TGT-β, IGF, EGF, CTGF, bFGF and VEGF. In a preferred embodiment, the clottable concentrate of platelet growth factors does not induce blood cell-related transfusion reactions. The present disclosure also relates to a method for preparing a clottable concentrate of platelet growth factors including the steps of contacting a platelet concentrate with a solvent and/or a detergent, incubating the platelet concentrate with the solvent and/or detergent for a period of at least 5 minutes to 6 hours, at a pH maintained in a range from about 6.0 to about 9.0, and at a temperature within the range of from 2° C. to 50° C., preferably within the range of from 25° C. to 45° C., and removing the solvent and/or the detergent by oil extraction and/or chromatographic means.02-03-2011
20100150900Dry Powder Fibrin Sealant - The invention provides a composition comprising a mixture of first microparticles that comprise fibrinogen and trehalose, and second microparticles that comprise thrombin and trehalose. The invention further provides methods for treating wounds by administering the novel microparticle composition.06-17-2010
20110117075THROMBIN DERIVED PEPTIDES FOR SMOOTH MUSCLE RELAXATION - Agonists of a non-proteolytically activated thrombin receptor, and more particularly, thrombin peptide derivatives, can be used in methods to cause smooth muscle relaxation. Compositions comprising thrombin peptide derivatives can be administered to a subject with a disease or disorder that can be ameliorated by relaxation of smooth muscle. Such compositions can also be administered to a subject to facilitate medical, diagnostic or surgical procedures.05-19-2011
20100166729Modified factor VII polypeptides and uses thereof - Modified factor VII polypeptides and uses thereof are provided. Such modified FVII polypeptides include Factor VIIa and other forms of Factor VII. Among modified FVII polypeptides provided are those that have altered activities, typically altered procoagulant activity, including increased procoagulant activities. Hence, such modified polypeptides are therapeutics.07-01-2010
20110110920METHOD OF TREATING PERIPHERAL ARTERIAL DISEASE - An agonist of a non-proteolytically activated thrombin receptor can be used in a method for treating peripheral arterial disease. The agonist can be a thrombin peptide derivative. In some embodiments, the peripheral arterial disease is characterized by intermittent claudication. The thrombin peptide derivatives to be used in the methods can have amino acid sequences similar to a region of thrombin. Usually, the thrombin peptide derivatives are 12-23 amino acid residues in length. In some cases, the thrombin peptide derivatives are dimers, and in particular, dimers that result from formation of a disulfide bond between two cysteine residues of peptide monomers.05-12-2011
20090246188Method for Production of a Bioengineered Form of Tissue Plasminogen Activator - The present invention relates to the recombinant method used for the production of soluble form of human tissue plasminogen activator variant. In this variant the threonine at position 103 of the endogenous tissue plasminogen activator is replaced by an asparagine leading to a new glycosylation site. At position 117 of the endogenous tissue plasminogen activator asparagine has been replaced by glutamine, leading to the removal of an N linked glycosylation site. At position 296-299 the amino acids lysine, histidine, arginine, and arginine have been replaced by four alanine amino acids. The invention further relates to the de novo synthesis of the nucleic acid sequence encoding tissue plasminogen activator, transformation of the constructed nucleic acid sequences into competent bacteria and sub-cloning of the same into mammalian expression vectors for the expression of the desired protein. DNA constructs comprising the control elements associated with the gene of interest have been disclosed. The recombinant human tissue plasminogen activator, according to the invention, and the salts and functional derivatives thereof, may comprise the active ingredient of pharmaceutical compositions for treatment of treatment of heart attack and stroke patients. These compositions are yet another aspect of the present invention.10-01-2009
20100189709ELASTASE INHIBITOR - An elastase inhibitor containing, as an active ingredient, a protein hydrolysate (with soybean protein hydrolysate and almond protein hydrolysate being excluded). Pharmaceuticals and cosmetics containing such an elastase inhibitor which exhibit an inhibitory effect against the growth of body hair, and skin aging preventing effect by restoring elasticity and tonicity of the skin and reducing wrinkles.07-29-2010
20110110921Methods for Treating Bleeding Disorders - A method of factor XI-dependent blood coagulation enhancement in a subject in need of enhanced blood coagulation comprising administering a therapeutically effective amount of a composition comprising a non-anticoagulant sulfated polysaccharide (NASP) to the subject. A method of factor XI-dependent blood coagulation enhancement in a subject in need of enhanced blood coagulation comprising: (i) selecting a subject that is not deficient for factor XI; and (ii) administering a therapeutically effective amount of a composition comprising a non-anticoagulant sulfated polysaccharide (NASP) to the subject, wherein the NASP enhances blood coagulation in a factor XI-dependent manner. A method of identifying a non-anticoagulant sulfated polysaccharide (NASP) which is capable of enhancing blood coagulation in dependence on FXI, the method comprising: a) combining a blood or plasma sample comprising activation competent FXI with a composition comprising a sulfated polysaccharide and measuring the clotting or thrombin generation parameters of the blood or plasma sample; b) combining a corresponding blood or plasma sample deficient in activation competent FXI with a composition comprising the sulfated polysaccharide and measuring the clotting or thrombin generation parameters of the blood or plasma sample; and c) comparing the clotting or thrombin generation parameters of the blood or plasma samples as determined in steps (a) and (b) with each other, wherein a decrease in the clotting time of the blood sample or an increase in peak thrombin or decrease in peak time of the plasma sample comprising activation competent FXI compared to the clotting time of the blood sample or peak thrombin or peak time of the plasma sample deficient in activation competent FXI is indicative of a NASP which is capable of enhancing blood coagulation in dependence on FXI.05-12-2011
20100254968PHARMACEUTICAL PREPARATION FOR TREATING BENIGN PROSTATIC HYPERPLASIA - The present invention relates to the use of at least one protease for the manufacture of a medicament for the treatment and/or prevention of benign prostate hypertrophy/hyperplasia, wherein the medicament is adapted for enteral administration, the at least one protease is selected from the group consisting of plant, non-mammalian animal and microbial proteases and the at least one protease is administered in an amount of 1 to 100 mg/kg body weight.10-07-2010
20100239560MULTI COMPONENT NON-WOVEN - The formation of a non-woven, free from organic solvent, formed through parallel formation of fibers on a collection device is disclosed. As the individual fibers are dry prior to contact with other fibers, the different contents of the various fiber types do not interact. However, when wetted, the fibers will start to be dissolved, or swell, and the different contents will be released and then interact. For the example of thrombin and fibrinogen, the interaction will initiate the formation of a fibrin coagulum by the cleavage of fibrinogen through the action of thrombin to form fibrin monomers that spontaneously polymerize to form a three dimensional network of fibrin.09-23-2010
20090004175Methods for Optimizing Forming Vlla-Based Hemostatic Treatment - The present invention relates to pharmacogenomic methods for optimizing prevention and treatment of bleeding episodes using therapeutic proteins such as, e.g., Vitamin K-dependent clotting factors.01-01-2009
20100034804MUTANTS OF STREPTOKINASE AND THEIR COVALENTLY MODIFIED FORMS - The present invention relates to novel mutants of Streptokinase, its functional fragments and covalently modified forms. Methods are provided for the preparation of the bacterial plasminogen activator protein, Streptokinase its muteins, species variants and their covalently modified variants that are characterized by improved therapeutic properties, such as increased proteolytic stability, extended plasma half-lives, reduced immuno-reactivity and enhanced fibrin clot specificity. The method involves either incorporating additional cysteine residues, or substituting cysteine residues for naturally occurring amino acids into non-essential regions of the protein such that the catalytic activity of the resultant protein remains largely unaltered. These cysteine variants were further modified by covalently attaching a cysteine reactive polymer such as polyethylene glycol (PEG) or sulfhydryl-reactive moieties from a group that includes fluorophore, spin labels or other small conjugates. Disclosed herein are site-specific biologically active conjugates of Streptokinases and its covalently modified variants.02-11-2010
20110064719HYDROPHOBIC INTERACTION CHROMATOGRAPHY PURIFICATION OF FACTOR VII POLYPEPTIDES - The invention described herein provides new methods of preparing purified Factor VII polypeptide drug substances in large quantities (industrial scale levels) that are associated with reduced content of product-related impurities (e.g., late eluting peaks) and/or that exhibit a relatively uniform glycosylation pattern.03-17-2011
20120045426COMPOSITIONS FOR REDUCING THE DELETERIOUS EFFECTS OF STRESS AND AGING - The invention provides a formulation for treating stress and lessening fatigue. The formulation can be combined with water or another suitable liquid to provide a beverage for ease of administration. The formulation can include one or more of an energy compound, a vasodilator, a vasodilator adjuvant, and an antioxidant enhancer. In a typical formulation the energy compound is D-ribose or guanosine. The formulation can improve energy and alertness, and reduce the effects of stress and fatigue.02-23-2012
20110318330MEDICINAL PRODUCTS FOR THE TREATMENT OF BLOOD COAGULATION DISORDERS - A virally safe, thrombin-free factor-Xla concentrate or a coagulation factor concentrate which contains factor XIa as an active pharmaceutical ingredient and which is obtained by fractionation of plasma or serum or by genetic engineering and is suitable for the treatment of coagulation disorders attributable to diminished and/or delayed thrombin formation.12-29-2011
20100209413SERPINE1 POLYMORPHISMS ARE PREDICTIVE OF RESPONSE TO ACTIVATED PROTEIN C ADMINISTRATION AND RISK OF DEATH - Methods, oligonucleotides arrays etc. for treating inflammatory conditions and of predicting subject outcome based on polymorphisms in SERPINE1 and/or PROC, alone or in combination, wherein the method of treatment includes administering to the subject an anti-inflammatory agent or an anti-coagulant agent, wherein said subject is determined to have an improved response genotype or combination.08-19-2010
20080206225Closed Container Comprising an Activated Factor VII Polypeptide, Processes for the Preparation of the Same, and a Kit and a Method for Use of the Kit - The present invention relates to a closed container holding a composition of an activated Factor VII polypeptide in an amount of in the range of 2.5-90 mg per imL volume of the container. The invention also relates to various processes for the preparation of such closed containers, a kit including such containers and a method of using the kit.08-28-2008
20120003206LIQUID, AQUEOUS PHARMACEUTICAL COMPOSITIONS OF FACTOR VII POLYPEPTIDES - The present invention is directed to liquid, aqueous pharmaceutical compositions stabilised against chemical and/or physical degradation containing Factor VII polypeptides, and methods for preparing and using such compositions, as well as vials containing such compositions, and the use of such compositions in the treatment of a Factor VII-responsive syndrome. The main embodiment is represented by a liquid, aqueous pharmaceutical composition comprising at least 0.01 mg/mL of a Factor VII polypeptide (i); a buffering agent (ii) suitable for keeping pH in the range of from about 4.0 to about 9.0; and at least one stabilising agent (iii) comprising a —C(═N—Z01-05-2012
20120009175Method of Using Salmon Thrombin to Alleviate Pain - A method of alleviating pain associated with tissue damage includes applying salmon thrombin at a tissue damage site, as a single substance in liquid form, or as a powder, a foam, and/or a gel that includes salmon thrombin. A pain relief substance includes a salmon thrombin preparation.01-12-2012
20090252720Prolonged FIX Analogues and Derivatives - The invention is related to FIX analogues which have an increased circulation time in the blood stream before activation compared to that that of native FIX (and a week after injection to a patient retains at least about 5% of the FIX activity compared to the initial activity peak value reached after injection). The claimed FIX analogues comprise an inserted cysteine residue which has been further modified by conjugation with a chemical group increasing the molecular weight of the FIX analogue.10-08-2009
20120014939METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR THE TREATMENT AND DIAGNOSIS OF HAEMORRHAGIC CONVERSION - The invention provides a method for predicting a hemorrhagic disorder in a patient consisting determining amine oxidase and, particularly, VAP-1 in a sample from said patient. The invention also provides pharmaceutical compositions comprising an inhibitor of amine oxidase and an antithrombotic agent as well as the use of an inhibitor of amine oxidase for treatment of hemorrhagic disorders.01-19-2012
20120177630TREATMENT OF RETT SYNDROME AND OTHER DISORDERS - The invention relates to methods for treatment of Rett Syndrome and other disorders of synaptic function and maturation using IGF1, (1-3)IGF-1, (1-3)IGF-1 analog(s) and/or related therapeutic molecules.07-12-2012
20110091443HEPARIN-CONJUGATED FIBRIN GEL AND METHOD AND KIT FOR PREPARING SAME - A method of preparing a heparin-conjugated fibrin gel is provided, which includes activating heparin, conjugating the activated heparin with fibrinogen to prepare heparin-conjugated fibrinogen, mixing free fibrinogen with the heparin-conjugated fibrinogen to prepare a fibrinogen mixture, and mixing thrombin with the fibrinogen mixture. In addition, a heparin-conjugated fibrin gel prepared by the above method and a kit for preparing the same are provided. According to the method of preparing the heparin-conjugated fibrin gel, the heparin-conjugated fibrin gel having an affinity for drugs such as growth factors may be easily prepared at low costs, and can also be used as a therapeutic drug excellently effective on generation of tissues such as bones, skin, blood vessels, cartilages, etc. by sustainably releasing drugs such as growth factors to a local site for a long period of time through injection into a human body.04-21-2011
20120156187METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR MODULATION OF BLOOD-NEURAL BARRIER - Methods and compositions for modulating blood-neural barrier (BNB) for the treatment of CNS conditions such as edema, and for increased drug delivery efficacy across the BNB. The present invention further relates to improved tPA treatment of ischemic cerebrovascular and related diseases in combination with antagonism of the PDGF signaling pathway. The inventive method and composition is particularly suitable for conjunctive therapy of ischemic stroke using tPA and an anti-PDGF-C antagonist or an anti-PDGFR-α antagonist.06-21-2012
20110104142FORMULATIONS OF PEG-FUNCTIONALISED SERINE PROTEASES WITH HIGH CONCENTRATIONS OF AN AROMATIC PRESERVATIVE - The invention relates to a liquid, aqueous pharmaceutical composition comprising a Factor VII polypeptide (i) functionalised with one or more polyethylene glycol (PEG) moieties, said PEG moieties having a molecular weight of at least 300 Da; a buffering agent (ii) suitable for keeping pH in the range of from about 5.0 to about 9.0; and at least one aromatic preservative (iii) in a concentration of at least 0.1 mg/mL.05-05-2011
20100092453Method of producing porous microparticles - A method of preparing porous microparticles comprises the steps of combining one or more organic compounds with a volatile solvent system, and spray drying the system thus formed to provide porous microparticles of the organic compound or composite porous microparticles of combinations of organic compounds. Organic compounds used in the method may be one or more of a bioactive, a pharmaceutically acceptable excipient, a pharmaceutically acceptable adjuvant or combinations thereof.04-15-2010
20120164130Modified Factor IX Polypeptides and Uses Thereof - The invention relates to modified Factor IX polypeptides such as Factor IX polypeptides with one or more amino acid substitutions. The invention also relates to methods of making modified Factor IX polypeptides, and methods of using modified Factor IX polypeptides, for example, to treat patients afflicted with hemophilia B.06-28-2012
20120164129EXPRESSION OF THROMBIN VARIANTS - One aspect of the invention contemplates a mutant E-WE thrombin precursor that contains the SEQ ID NO:1 amino acid residue sequence. Another aspect contemplates a thrombin precursor that contains the amino acid residue sequence Asp/Glu-Gly-Arg at positions 325, 326 and 327 based on the preprothrombin sequence. A third aspect contemplates a thrombin precursor that contains the SEQ ID NO:1 amino acid residue sequence as well as the amino acid residue sequence Asp/Glu Gly Arg at positions 325, 326 and 327 based on the preprothrombin sequence. Also contemplated is a composition that contains an effective amount of mutant thrombin dissolved or dispersed in a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier. A method is also disclosed for enhancing treating and preventing thrombosis in a mammal in need using that composition.06-28-2012
20100247511METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR ACTIVATED PROTEIN C WITH REDUCED ANTICOAGULANT PROPERTIES - This invention relates to a novel form of protein C or activated protein C. More specifically, the invention is directed to a variant of protein C that is activated at a higher rate than wild-type or other variants and produces an activated protein C with reduced anticoagulant properties while retaining the protective anti-inflammatory and anti-apoptotic properties of wild-type activated protein C. This novel APC variant will be beneficial for treating inflammatory and apoptotic disorders with a reduced risk for bleeding.09-30-2010
20100247510 AGENT FOR REDUCING A SIDE EFFECT OF AN ANTICANCER DRUG - The present invention provides an agent for reducing a side effect of an anticancer drug, which comprises a thrombin-like enzyme.09-30-2010
20120128654Allantoin Administration for the Treatment of Neurodegenerative Disease and Neurotrauma - Methods for inhibiting the progression of neurodegenerative diseases and treating neurotrauma-induced damage and cerebrovascular disease are provided herein, the methods including the administration of a safe and effective amount of allantoin to a patient in need thereof. Also provided are pharmaceutical compositions including allantoin for the inhibition of the progression of neurodegenerative diseases and for the treatment of neurotrauma-induced damage and cerebrovascular disease.05-24-2012
20120128653PROCESS FOR MAKING DRY AND STABLE HEMOSTATIC COMPOSITIONS - Described is a process for making a dry and stable hemostatic composition, said process comprising 05-24-2012
20110182876Methods of Treatment with Elastase - The invention provides methods for treating an obstructed biological conduit that include administering to the conduit an agent that can degrade extracellular matrix of obstructing tissue. Particular methods include delivery of an enzyme or a mixture of several enzymes to the area or region of obstruction wherein the enzyme(s) have the capability to degrade extracellular matrix components within the obstruction thereby restoring the normal flow of transported fluid through the conduit. The invention also includes prophylactically dilating a section of conduit to minimize the risk of obstruction formation.07-28-2011
20120134980FRAGMENTED POLYMERIC COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR THEIR USE - Cross-linked hydrogels comprise a variety of biologic and non-biologic polymers, such as proteins, polysaccharides, and synthetic polymers. Such hydrogels preferably have no free aqueous phase and may be applied to target sites in a patient's body by extruding the hydrogel through an orifice at the target site. Alternatively, the hydrogels may be mechanically disrupted and used in implantable articles, such as breast implants. When used in vivo, the compositions are useful for controlled release drug delivery, for inhibiting post-surgical spinal and other tissue adhesions, for filling tissue divots, tissue tracts, body cavities, surgical defects, and the like.05-31-2012
20120230977FLOWABLE COLLAGEN-BASED HEMOSTAT AND METHODS OF USE - The invention relates to hemostatic compositions and methods for promoting hemostasis. The invention also relates to hemostatic compositions and methods for promoting wound healing. In various embodiments, the hemostatic compositions comprise crosslinkable collagen molecules having a porosity controlled by the ratio of weight percent collagen solids to weight percent crosslinker when crosslinking the collagen. In other embodiments, the hemostatic compositions comprise crosslinkable collagen molecules having a porosity controlled by the temperature and rate of freezing when drying the composition during fabrication. In some embodiments, the compositions contain additional agents, including biological agents.09-13-2012
20100047228RECOMBINANTLY MODIFIED PLASMIN - Methods of using polynucleotides and polypeptides relating to a recombinantly-modified plasmin(ogen) molecule are provided, including methods related to vitrectomy or vitreolysis. The plasmin(ogen) molecule has a single kringel domain N-terminal to the activation site present in the native human plasminogen molecule, and exhibits lysine-binding and significant enzymatic characteristics associated with the native enzyme.02-25-2010
20090130086FXIII Variants with Improved Properties - The present invention concerns variant factor XIII, wherein the rate of activation of said variant by thrombin is faster than for wild type FXIII. Methods for enhancing fibrin clot formation, pharmaceutical compositions and the use for the manufacture of medicaments wherein the variant factor XIII is applied are disclosed.05-21-2009
20100272704NOVEL PATIENT SUBGROUPS FOR THROMBOLYSIS - A method for treating a stroke patient with thrombolysis, wherein prior to treatment the patient is diagnosed in particular for exhibiting cerebral tissue at risk, a cerebral artery occlusion, and/or an absolute “mismatch volume”.10-28-2010
20120258090METHOD FOR PRODUCTION OF RECOMBINANT HUMAN THROMBIN - The present invention relates to a method is provided for producing recombinant human thrombin from recombinant prothrombin using recombinant ecarin having the sequence SEQ ID NO 2 or a homologue thereof.10-11-2012
20090060897Systems for enlarging the diameter of a biological conduit in a human subject - The invention provides systems for treating an obstructed biological conduit that include administering to the conduit an agent that can degrade extracellular matrix of obstructing tissue. Particular methods include delivery of an enzyme or a mixture of several enzymes to the area or region of obstruction wherein the enzyme(s) have the capability to degrade extracellular matrix components within the obstruction thereby restoring the normal flow of transported fluid through the conduit. The invention also includes prophylactically dilating a section of conduit to minimize the risk of obstruction formation.03-05-2009
20100297099Airway Administration of Activated Protein C in Inflammatory Conditions Affecting the Respiratory Tract - The present invention provides methods for the local treatment of acute and chronic extravascular pulmonary fibrin deposition and/or reducing unwanted effects associated with systemic administration of anticoagulants to a subject via airway administration to the subject by intratracheal, intrabronchial or intraalveolar routes of human activated protein C or biologically active derivatives thereof.11-25-2010
20120225050METHODS FOR IMPROVING GUT HEALTH - The present invention provides methods for improving gut health. In particular, the invention provides methods for improving gut health by improving the digestibility of dietary proteins, decreasing the flow of protein to the lower gastrointestinal tract, and/or decreasing the levels of 09-06-2012
20120263703COAGULATION FACTOR IX COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS OF MAKING AND USING SAME - The present invention relates to compositions comprising factor DC coagulation factors linked to extended recombinant polypeptide (XTEN), isolated nucleic acids encoding the compositions and vectors and host cells containing the same, and methods of making and using such compositions in treatment of coagulation factor-related diseases, disorders, and conditions.10-18-2012
20110123517DISSOLVABLE PHARMACEUTICAL IMPLANT - A pharmaceutical implant may include a pharmaceutical and at least one excipient, and may be configured to be implanted in a body of a patient. The at least one excipient may dissolve after implantation of the pharmaceutical implant in the body of the patient and release the pharmaceutical. In some examples, the pharmaceutical implant includes at least two pharmaceuticals. The at least one excipient may be selected to provide a desired release profile of the pharmaceutical. For example, the pharmaceutical implant may be configured to dissolve and release the pharmaceutical over a length of time between about one day and about 30 days. In some examples, the pharmaceutical implant may be implanted in the body of the patient proximate to an implantable medical device.05-26-2011
20110002910THERAPEUTIC AGENTS COMPRISING PRO-APOPTOTIC PROTEINS - The present invention relates to targeted killing of a cell utilizing a chimeric polypeptide comprising a cell-specific targeting moiety and a signal transduction pathway factor. In a preferred embodiment, the signal transduction pathway factor is an apoptosis-inducing factor, such as granzyme B, granzyme A, or Bax.01-06-2011
20110038847PROCESS FOR PREPARING BIOABSORBABLE SHEET PREPARATION HOLDING THROMBIN - A process for preparing a bioabsorbable sheet preparation holding thrombin is provided. A process for preparing a bioabsorbable sheet preparation holding thrombin which comprises immersing a bioabsorbable sheet consisting of polyglycolic acid in a thrombin solution containing thrombin as an active ingredient, glycerol as a softening agent, Tween 80 as a permeating agent, and optionally histidine and trehalose as a stabilizing agent followed by drying to hold thrombin on said bioabsorbable sheet, and a bioabsorbable sheet preparation holding thrombin prepared by said process.02-17-2011
20110044970PHARMACEUTICAL COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR THE TREATMENT OF DRY EYE - The invention generally relates to methods and compositions for treating dry eye and related conditions by administering compositions comprising compounds that increase capillary permeability of either the lacrimal gland, accessory lacrimal gland, or ocular surface.02-24-2011
20090181007CULTURE MEDIUM AND PHARMACEUTICAL COMPOSITION FOR REGENERATING CARTILAGE TISSUE, A METHOD, USES AND PRODUCTS RELATED THERETO - A composition for in vitro use as a culture medium or in vivo use as a pharmaceutical composition or a medical device, capable of accelerating the differentiation of stem cells into cells with a chondrocytic phenotype and of restoring the original trophism of chondrocytes, is described. The composition comprises, in combination, at least one proteolytic enzyme, at least one growth factor and at least one from a sugar, an amino acid, a vitamin factor, a vitamin, a nucleotide and a nucleoside, in a physiologically acceptable carrier or diluent. A method of differentiating stem cells in cells having a chondrocytic phenotype, the cells obtained by the method and their uses, for example in human or animal cell therapy, for example by CBMP (Cellular Based Medicinal products) are also described.07-16-2009
20100233147METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR THROMBUS REMOVAL USING MAGNETIC PARTICLES - A method and system for affecting a thrombus after ischemic stroke. The method may include injecting a plurality of magnetic particles into a bloodstream and moving or distorting a thrombus formed or lodged in the bloodstream using a magnetic force to manipulate the magnetic particles. The method may include conjugating ferromagnetic particles, paramagnetic particles, or superparamagnetic particles to a thrombus-specific attachment agent such as an anti-fibrin antibody, and injecting the conjugated particles into the bloodstream. Thereafter, the thrombus may be agitated, broken apart, or dissolved using a magnetic field to exert a magnetic force on the conjugated particles. The method may also include injecting a thrombolytic agent into the bloodstream to interact with and further dissolve the thrombus.09-16-2010
20120087908FACTOR VII COMPOSITION - The invention relates to a stable pharmaceutical composition in liquid form or in solid form, comprising factor VII, said composition being free of mannitol and of sucrose, or even also of any antioxidant.04-12-2012
20120282240THROMBIN ISOLATED FROM BLOOD AND BLOOD FRACTIONS - Methods, apparatus, and compositions related to generating and using thrombin. Methods include preparing a solution comprising thrombin by precipitating fibrinogen from a liquid comprising whole blood or a blood fraction. Precipitated fibrinogen is removed from the liquid to form a post-precipitation liquid that is incubated with calcium and a plurality of beads to form a clot. A solution comprising thrombin is separated from the clot. Thrombin prepared thereby can be used as a tissue sealant and in methods of applying a tissue sealant to subject, including application of an autologous tissue sealant.11-08-2012
20100215636PEPTIDES DERIVED FROM PLASMINOGEN ACTIVATOR INHIBITOR-1 AND USES THEREOF - The present invention relates to isolated 18-mer peptides corresponding to amino acid residues 369-386 of human plasminogen activator inhibitor 1 (PAI-1) and fragments thereof, compositions that include such peptides, and uses of such compositions for treating thromboembolic diseases and pathological conditions associated with neurological damage.08-26-2010
20100203034METHODS FOR THE TREATMENT AND PREVENTION OF DISEASES OF BIOLOGICAL CONDUITS - Methods are described for dilating biological conduits by removing elastin and remodeling collagens in the wall of the conduit. Methods include the use of agents that increase the release of endogenous elastase and collagenase in the wall of the conduit, either by cells that are normally present in the wall of the conduit or by inflammatory cells that are attracted to the conduit, thereby providing additional conduit dilation. Methods also include the use of agents that increase conduit wall permeability and expose elastin and collagen fibers. Methods also include removing components of the extracellular matrix of arteries and veins leading to an inhibition of intimal hyperplasia in the wall of the vessels by decreasing biomechanical stimuli directed toward the cells in the wall of the vessel. Methods further include the use of agent that degrade microfibers, in addition to elastin, in order to decrease the resynthesis of elastin. Methods also include the use of agent that stabilize the diameter of aneurysmal arteries by blocking cell surface receptors in the wall of the aneurysmal artery that are important in the recruitment of inflammatory cells.08-12-2010
20130011382Fibrinogen Preparations Enriched In Fibrinogen With An Extended Alpha Chain - The present invention relates to fibrinogen preparations enriched in α-extended fibrinogen. Compositions comprising such preparations show improved clotting properties compared to preparations based on HMW Fib which typically contain no or only low amounts of α-extended fibrinogen. In particular, clot formation time and the clot strength of a clot made by α-extended fibrinogen are improved. In addition, plasmin-mediated degradation of α-extended fibrinogen is reduced as compared to plasma derived fibrinogen.01-10-2013
20130171126CROSSLINKED POLYSACCHARIDE BEADS AND THEIR BIOMEDICAL USES - The present inventions relates to beads as biocompatible material adapted for use within the human or animal body. Said beads are highly useful for tissue engineering, in situ tissue regeneration, as well as for drug and/or cells delivery. In addition, said beads may support biotechnological applications such as cell carriers.07-04-2013
20130115204PREPARATIVE PURIFICATION PROCESS FOR HUMAN FURIN - Recombinant truncated human furin was expressed in CHO cells and concentrated approximately 50-fold by ultrafiltration and diafiltration. The concentrate was purified by column chromatography on Capto-MMC™ resulting in a 30-50 fold purification factor and a yield of at least 60%. The at least 20% pure preparation obtained after Capto-MMC™ chromatography had already a purification degree allowing on-column maturation of pro-VWF. Then an additional Arginine Sepharose chromatography purification was carried out. This two column process for purification of truncated human furin resulted in an almost pure furin preparation with a specific activity of approximately 290,000 U furin/mg protein and a yield of about 50%.05-09-2013
20130101575LACTOFERRIN SEQENCES, COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR CORNEAL WOUND TREATMENT - The present invention relates to pharmaceutical compositions containing lactoferrin, or fragments of it, and their use in the treatment of wounds, particularly corneal wounds. The present invention also provides a pharmaceutical composition comprising an effective amount of a polypeptide or peptidomimetic consisting essentially of the C-lobe of lactoferrin, or functionally active fragments or variants thereof.04-25-2013
20130129710HEMOSTATIC COMPOSITIONS - The invention discloses a method for producing a hemostatic composition comprising mixing a biocompatible polymer suitable for use in hemostasis and a genipin-type crosslinker, crosslinking said polymer by said genipin-type crosslinker to obtain a crosslinked biocompatible polymer, and finishing said crosslinks polymer to a pharmaceutically acceptable hemostatic composition, new hemostatic compositions and methods for using such compositions.05-23-2013
20080199454Caspase inhibitor prodrugs - The present invention relates to compounds of formula I which are prodrugs of caspase inhibitors and pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof. This invention further relates to the release of caspase inhibitors from these compounds through selective bond cleavage. This invention further relates to pharmaceutical compositions comprising these compounds, which are particularly well-suited for treatment of caspase-mediated diseases, including inflammatory and degenerative diseases. This invention further relates to methods for preparing compounds of this invention.08-21-2008
20120276080SHEET-LIKE COMPOSITION - A sheet-shaped composition is provided which has an improved preservability and handling readiness, as well as a high flexibility in use. Amnion with trehalose added thereto is utilized. Addition of trehalose improves the flexibility of the amnion, and prevents basal membrane and stratum compactum from being damaged during lyophilization process.11-01-2012
20120276079METHOD OF PRODUCING RECOMBINANT VITAMIN K DEPENDENT PROTEINS - Methods for producing cell lines with high levels of biologically active recombinant vitamin K dependent proteins are described. The transfected cell lines do not include heterologous genes for processing enzymes and are not subject to selection pressure such as methotrexate resistance. Cell lines producing Factor VII/VIIa and Factor IX are described. These cell lines can be used for isolation of Factor VII/VIIa and/or Factor IX for treatment of Hemophilia.11-01-2012
20130149295FURIN AND BIOLOGICALLY ACTIVE DERIVATIVES THEREOF FOR USE IN THE PREVENTION OR TREATMENT OF AN INFLAMMATORY DISEASE - The present invention relates to the prevention or therapy of inflammatory diseases. More particularly, the invention relates to an isolated polypeptide comprising the subtilisin-like catalytic domain of the furin or a biologically active derivative thereof, for use in the prevention or treatment of an inflammatory disease.06-13-2013
20130149294OSTEOGENIC DEVICES AND METHODS OF USE THEREOF FOR REPAIR OF ENDOCHONDRAL BONE, OSTEOCHONDRAL AND CHONDRAL DEFECTS - Disclosed herein are improved osteogenic devices and methods of use thereof for repair of bone and cartilage defects. The devices and methods promote accelerated formation of repair tissue with enhanced stability using less osteogenic protein than devices in the art. Defects susceptible to repair with the instant invention include, but are not limited to: critical size defects, non-critical size defects, non-union fractures, fractures, osteochondral defects, subchondral defects, and detects resulting from degenerative diseases such as osteochondritis dessicans.06-13-2013
20100303799Treatment of Conditions Related to Shock - Techniques are disclosed for prevention or treatment of physiological shock by administering a specific therapeutic agent, which is able to use smaller volumes of reagent to achieve complete inhibition, than other previously described techniques.12-02-2010
20090081186METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR PREVENTING AND/OR TREATING PANCREATITIS - The present invention relates to a method of preventing and/or treating pancreatitis in a subject, the method including administering to the subject a therapeutically effective amount of a Galanin antagonist and/or a Galanin receptor antagonist.03-26-2009
20130189243BIOMARKERS FOR ACUTE ISCHEMIC STROKE - The present invention provides methods and compositions for the diagnosis of acute ischemic stroke. The invention further provides methods and compositions for distinguishing acute ischemic stroke from other forms of stroke and TIAs and “stroke mimic” events. Moreover, methods and compositions are provided to facilitate the treatment of acute ischemic stroke patients.07-25-2013
20130189244RECOMBINANT OR TRANSGENIC FACTOR VII COMPOUND HAVING A MAJORITY OF GLYCAN, BIANTENNARY, BISIALYLATED AND NON-FUCOSYLATED FORMS - The present invention concerns a recombinant or transgenic factor VII compound, each factor VII molecule of the compound having glycan forms linked to N-glycosylation sites, wherein among all the factor VII molecules in said compound, glycan, biantennary, bisialylated and non-fucosylated forms are in the majority. The invention also concerns such a compound for use as a medication, and a method for preparing said compound, among others.07-25-2013
20120009174BIOMARKERS FOR MYOCARDIAL ISCHEMIA - This invention relates, e.g., to a method for determining if a subject has myocardial ischemia, comprising (a) providing a blood sample obtained from a subject suspected of having myocardial ischemia; (b) determining in the sample the amount of one or more of the following proteins: (i) Lumican and/or (ii) Extracellular matrix protein 1 and/or (iii) Carboxypeptidase N; and (c) comparing the amount(s) of the protein(s) to a baseline value that is indicative of the amount of the protein in a subject that does not have myocardial ischemia, wherein a statistically significantly increased amount of the protein(s) compared to the baseline value is indicative of myocardial ischemia. Other proteins indicative of myocardial ischemia are also described, as are methods for treating a subject based on a diagnostic procedure of the invention, and kits for carrying out a method of the invention.01-12-2012
20120020948DAG-TYPE AND INDIRECT PROTEIN KINASE C ACTIVATORS AND ANTICOAGULANT FOR THE TREATMENT OF STROKE - The present disclosure provides a method for treating stroke by administering an anticoagulant, e.g., recombinant tissue plasminogen activator (rTPA), and a protein kinase C (PKC) activator, wherein the PKC activator may be administered before, after, or at the same time as the rTPA. The methods disclosed herein may limit the size of infarction and/or reduce mortality, the disruption of the blood-brain barrier, and/or the hemorrhagic damage due to ischemic stroke compared with rTPA administration alone; and may also extend the therapeutic time window for administering rTPA after a stroke. Also disclosed are compositions and kits comprising rTPA and a PKC activator for treating stroke.01-26-2012
20120027746METHOD FOR GENERATING THROMBIN - Methods of generating thrombin and methods of applying a clotting tissue sealant to a site on a subject are provided. A blood component comprising platelets can be obtained from the subject. A hypotonic composition is contacted with a solid matrix to form a thrombin-containing liquid, where the hypotonic composition includes water, calcium, a blood component comprising platelets, and optionally a chelator. Calcium is present in the hypotonic composition in an amount greater than the amount of calcium that can be complexed by the chelator. Thrombin-containing liquid is then separated from the hypotonic composition and can be applied to the site on the subject to form a clot, for example, by combination with fibrinogen.02-02-2012
20130195837METHODS FOR THE PREVENTION OR TREATMENT OF VESSEL OCCLUSION INJURY - This invention provides methods of preventing or treating cardiac ischemia-reperfusion injury in a mammalian subject. The methods comprise administering to the subject an effective amount of an aromatic-cationic peptide to a subject in need thereof, wherein the peptide is D-Arg-2 6-Dmt-Lys-Phe-NH2 (SS-31).08-01-2013
20120039863RECOMBINANT FACTOR X WITH NO GLYCOSYLATION AND METHOD FOR PREPARING THE SAME - A Factor X (hereinafter referred to as “FX”) with a high activity is provided. The present invention relates to a method for efficiently preparing a recombinant, two-chain FX which comprises intervening glycosylation at such an amino acid sequence that is essential for glycosylation in FX to thereby allow for expression of a recombinant FX with no glycosylation, and the recombinant FX with no glycosylation obtained by said method.02-16-2012
20120039862Extended Length Botulinum Toxin Formulation for Human or Mammalian Use - An extended duration pharmaceutical composition including a botulinum neurotoxin, an adhesive agent, and a stabilizing macromolecule. The composition effectively has all the properties to cause chemodenervation through a facial muscle, or other muscle, that predecessor botulinum toxin preparations have had as well as agents which create a fibrotic adhesion on the under surface of facial muscles (or other muscles) to the facial bone (or other bones) so that the facial bone tethers the under surface of the facial muscle, thereby causing fibrosis to the underlying fat pad. The composition can be used to treat various disorders. Methods of modifying facial contour for functional or cosmetic purposes in a human patient are disclosed which involve injecting a therapeutically effective amount of the disclosed compositions. A method of quantifying the extended duration of the compositions is also disclosed.02-16-2012
20120087907PROTHROMBIC COMPLEX COMPOSITION - The present disclosure relates to a method for preparing a composition or a concentrate of a prothrombic complex that includes the II, VII, IX and X coagulation factors, including providing a supernatant of a plasma cryoprecipitate, applying the supernatant on an anion-exchange resin for producing an eluate containing the complex and proteins having a high molecular weight, and applying the eluate on a hydroxyapatite column for producing a second eluate containing the complex. The disclosure also relates to a composition that can be produced by the method.04-12-2012
20120087906MODIFIED VITAMIN K-DEPENDENT POLYPEPTIDES - The invention provides vitamin K-dependent polypeptides with enhanced membrane binding affinity. These polypeptides can be used to modulate clot formation in mammals. Methods of modulating clot formation in mammals are also described.04-12-2012
20120087905TREATMENT OF DISEASES RELATED TO HYPERACTIVITY OF THE COMPLEMENT SYSTEM - Raising the level of Factor I above physiological levels can be used to treat diseases in which the underlying pathology is linked to overactivity of the C3b-feedback cycle and the generation and pro-inflammatory effects of iC3b. Methods, agents, and compositions for treatment of such diseases are described.04-12-2012
20120093799RECOMBINANTLY MODIFIED PLASMIN - Polynucleotides and polypeptides relating to a recombinantly modified plasmin(ogen) molecule are provided. The plasmin(ogen) molecule has a single kringle domain N-terminal to the activation site present in the native human plasminogen molecule, combined such that no foreign sequences are present, and exhibits lysine-binding and significant enzymatic characteristics associated with the native enzyme04-19-2012
20120093798Methods for Treatment of Stroke or Cerebrovascular - Methods of using an ET04-19-2012
20130209441PROCESS FOR INHIBITION OF CEREBRAL DAMAGE ASSOCIATED WITH ISCHEMIA BY ANTHOCYANINS AND ANTHOCYANIDINS - A process is provided for inhibition of neural damage associated with an ischemic event that includes the administration of anthocyanin compound to a subject. After allowing sufficient time for the anthocyanin compound to reach the situs of the ischemic event, inhibition of neural damage associated with the ischemic event occurs. Neural damage is further inhibited by administration of the anthocyanin compound in conjunction with an agent effective in and specifically including tissue plasminogen activator. The anthocyanin compound in specific embodiments is in pure form or a mixture of two or more anthocyanins, or anthocyanidins or aglycones thereof, with the mixture being a natural product extract.08-15-2013
20130209442WOUND CLEANING CHEMICAL COMPOSITION AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING - A wound cleaning chemical composition that includes an unpurified saline solution in the range of 1.5 to 3 grams per cc, a lactoferrin solution in the range of 0.001% to 1.5% by volume, an ethanol solution in the range of 0.05% to 1.5% by volume, a sodium bicarbonate solution in the range of 1.2% to 5.1% by volume and a hypochlorite solution in the range of 0.06% to 4.7% by volume. The wound cleaning chemical composition also includes a method for manufacturing a wound cleaning chemical composition that includes the steps of preparing an unpurified saline solution, adding a hypochlorite solution, an ethanol solution and a sodium bicarbonate solution to the unpurified saline solution and adding a lactoferrin solution.08-15-2013

Patent applications in class Serine proteinases (3.4.21) (e.g., trypsin, chymotrypsin, plasmin, thrombin, elastase, kallikrein, fibrinolysin, streptokinease, etc.)