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20110184151SINGLE DOMAIN ANTIBODIES DIRECTED AGAINST EPIDERMAL GROWTH FACTOR RECEPTOR AND USES THEREFOR - The present invention relates to polypeptides derived from single domain heavy chain antibodies directed to Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor. It further relates to single domain antibodies that are Camelidae VHHs. It further relates to methods of administering said polypeptides orally, sublingually, topically, intravenously, subcutaneously, nasally, vaginally, rectally or by inhalation. It further relates to protocols for screening for agents that modulate the Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor, and the agents resulting from said screening. The invention further a method for delivering therapeutic molecules to the interior of cells.07-28-2011
20090030187MACROMOLECULES COMPRISING A THIOETHER CROSS-LINK - The present invention provides macromolecules comprising at least one thioether cross-link. A thioether cross-link comprising a single thioether bond between two residues of a macromolecule. The macromolecules of the invention can display enhanced stability, pharmaceutical properties and functional properties. In particular, the invention provides an isolated antibodies comprising at least one thioether cross-link that specifically bind to particular antigens. The present invention also provides a composition comprising a macromolecule substantially free of a denaturing reagent, wherein the macromolecule comprises at least one thioether cross-link. In addition, the present invention provides a method for producing the macromolecules and compositions of the invention.01-29-2009
20080269467Anti-IL-17 Antibodies - Anti-IL-17 antibodies are identified that are characterized as having a high affinity and slow off rate for human IL-17. The antibodies of the invention may be chimeric, humanized or fully human antibodies, immunoconjugates of the antibodies or antigen-binding fragments thereof. The antibodies of the invention are useful in particular for treating autoimmune, inflammatory, cell proliferative and developmental disorders.10-30-2008
20130030157Rodent Combinatorial Antibody Libraries - The present invention provides synthetic rodent antibody libraries, such as mouse or rat antibody libraries, as well as polypeptides, nucleic acids, vectors, host cells and methods used in conjunction with these libraries. The present invention also provides antibodies isolated from such libraries and variants of such antibodies.01-31-2013
20130030156ANTI-ILT5 ANTIBODIES AND ILT5-BINDING ANTIBODY FRAGMENTS - Disclosed herein are antibodies and ILT5-binding fragments thereof that specifically bind to ILT5, e.g., human ILT5 (hILT5), and pharmaceutical compositions comprising such ILT5-binding antibodies and ILT5-binding fragments thereof.01-31-2013
20130030155ANTIBODIES TO THE NOTCH1 RECEPTOR - The present invention relates to compositions and methods for characterizing, diagnosing, and treating cancer. In particular the invention provides the means and methods for the diagnosis, characterization, prognosis and treatment of cancer and specifically targeting cancer stem cells. The present invention provides an antibody that specifically binds to a non-ligand binding region of the extracellular domain of a human NOTCH receptor and inhibits growth of tumor cells. The present invention further provides a method of treating cancer, the method comprising administering a therapeutically effective amount of an antibody that specifically binds to a non-ligand binding region of the extracellular domain of a human NOTCH receptor protein and inhibits growth of tumor cells.01-31-2013
20110137017CYSTEINE ENGINEERED ANTIBODIES AND CONJUGATES - Antibodies are engineered by replacing one or more amino acids of a parent antibody with non cross-linked, highly reactive cysteine amino acids. Antibody fragments may also be engineered with one or more cysteine amino acids to form cysteine engineered antibody fragments (ThioFab). Methods of design, preparation, screening, and selection of the cysteine engineered antibodies are provided. Cysteine engineered antibodies (Ab), optionally with an albumin-binding peptide (ABP) sequence, are conjugated with one or more drug moieties (D) through a linker (L) to form cysteine engineered antibody-drug conjugates having Formula I:06-09-2011
20120172578FUNCTIONAL HEAVY CHAIN ANTIBODIES, FRAGMENTS THEREOF, LIBRARY THEREOF AND METHODS OF PRODUCTION THEREOF - The present invention relates to functional heavy chain antibodies, functional single domain heavy chain antibodies, functional VH domains, or functional fragments thereof comprising an amino acid which is neither a charged amino acid nor a C at position 45, and comprising an amino acid at position 103 independently chosen from the group consisting of R, G, K, S, Q, L, and P, and optionally an amino acid at position 108 independently chosen from the group consisting of Q, L and R, said positions determined according to the Kabat numbering.07-05-2012
20120184718BISPECIFIC DEATH RECEPTOR AGONISTIC ANTIBODIES - The present invention relates to bispecific antibodies comprising a first antigen binding site specific for a death receptor and a second antigen binding site specific for a second antigen, methods for their production, pharmaceutical compositions containing said antibodies, and uses thereof.07-19-2012
20120184717ANTIBODIES AGAINST EXTENDED TYPE 1 CHAIN ANTIGENS, DERIVATIVES THEREOF AND USE - Disclosed herein are antibodies or antigen-binding portions thereof directed against extended Type I chain antigens, in particular extended Type I chain glycosphingolipids, and the uses of the antibodies or antigen-binding portions thereof in the diagnosis, amelioration, treatment or prevention of diseases or disorders in mammals, including humans, resulting from or associated with the improper activity/metabolism or the presence of extended Type I chain antigens, in particular extended Type I chain glycosphingolipids.07-19-2012
20120184716Methods for the Generation of Multispecific and Multivalent Antibodies - The invention provides novel bispecific monoclonal antibodies carrying a different specificity for each binding site of the immunoglobulin molecule and methods for producing novel bispecific monoclonal antibodies carrying a different specificity for each binding site of the immunoglobulin molecule. The antibodies are composed of a single heavy chain and two different light chains, one containing a Kappa constant domain and the other of a Lambda constant domain. The invention provides methods for the isolation of antibodies of different specificities but sharing a common heavy chain. The invention also provides methods for the controlled co-expression of two light chains and a single heavy chain leading to the assembly of monospecific and bispecific antibodies. The invention provides a mean of producing a fully human bispecific and bivalent antibody that is unaltered in sequence and does not involve the use of linkers or other non-human sequences, as well as antibody mixtures of two monospecific antibodies and one bispecific antibody. The invention also provides the means of efficiently purifying the bispecific antibody.07-19-2012
20090326203Framework Selection - The present invention relates to improved methods for the selection of appropriate human acceptor framework regions for non-human (donor) antibodies and methods for obtaining humanized antibodies of high affinity using such acceptor frameworks.12-31-2009
20090240037HUMANIZED ANTIBODIES AND METHODS OF HUMANIZING ANTIBODIES - Humanized, chimeric and human anti-CD20 antibodies and CD20 antibody fusion proteins that bind to a human B cell marker, referred to as CD20, which are useful for the treatment and diagnosis of B-cell disorders, such as B-cell malignancies and autoimmune diseases, and methods of treatment and diagnosis are disclosed. Methods of making the humanized, chimeric and human anti-CD20 antibodies are disclosed. A humanized anti-HSG (histamine-succinyl-glycyl) monoclonal antibody designated h679 which binds with high affinity to molecules containing the moiety histamine-succinyl-glycyl (HSG), and methods of making the humanized anti-HSG antibody also are disclosed.09-24-2009
20100152427NUCLEIC ACID ENCODING A NOVEL DP RECEPTOR PROTEIN AND METHODS OF USE THEREOF - Described herein is a novel member of the prostanoid receptor family, a guinea pig prostaglandin D2 receptor. Described are the receptor, the nucleic acid that encodes it, and various uses for both.06-17-2010
20090299038ANTI-HDLK-1 ANTIBODY HAVING AN ANTITUMOR ACTIVITY IN VIVO - The present invention provides antibodies specifically against hDlk-1 and having anti-tumor activity in vivo (anti-hDlk-1 antibodies), a fragments of the antibodies, hybridomas that produce the antibodies, a complex of the antibody or antibody fragment and an agent, a pharmaceutical composition comprising the antibody and the like, a tumor therapeutic agent, a tumor angiogenesis inhibitor, a tumor diagnostic agent, a method for detecting tumor, a kit for detecting and/or diagnosing tumor, etc.12-03-2009
20090192294MAGI POLYNUCLEOTIDES, POLYPEPTIDES, AND ANTIBODIES - MAGI polypeptides, polynucleotides, antibodies, and methods for producing the same by recombinant techniques are disclosed. Also disclosed are methods for utilizing MAGI polypeptides and polynucleotides in diagnostic assays.07-30-2009
20090149635ANTIBODIES TO HUMAN ZCYTOR17 LIGAND - The present invention relates to zcytor17lig polynucleotide, polypeptide and anti-zcytor17 antibody molecules. The zcytor17lig is a novel cytokine. The polypeptides may be used within methods for stimulating the immune system, and proliferation and/or development of hematopoietic cells in vitro and in vivo. The present invention also includes methods for producing the protein, uses therefor and antibodies thereto.06-11-2009
20100081794Modified Glycoproteins and Uses Thereof - The present disclosure provides compositions and methods comprising cells producing glycoproteins with variant glycosylation patterns. The methods and compositions may be used in producing antibodies and proteins of therapeutic value.04-01-2010
20100076179ANTIBODIES TO MAMMALIAN CYTOKINE-LIKE FACTOR 7 - Novel mammalian zcyto7 polypeptides, polynucleotides encoding the polypeptides, and related compositions and methods including antibodies and anti-idiotypic antibodies.03-25-2010
20100076178Dual Variable Domain Immumoglobulins and Uses Thereof - The present invention relates to engineered multivalent and multispecific binding proteins, methods of making, and specifically to their uses in the prevention, diagnosis, and/or treatment of disease.03-25-2010
20100076177Hybrid antibodies - Hybrid antibodies and/or hybrid antibody fragments and methods of making them are provided. In one embodiment the hybrid antibodies and/or hybrid antibody fragments contain heavy and/or light variable regions that contain two or more framework regions derived from at least two antibodies. In another embodiment, at least two of the framework regions are classified in the same germline gene family. In one embodiment, at least two framework regions are classified in the same germline gene family member. The hybrid antibodies or hybrid antibody fragments may contain human framework regions and nonhuman CDRs.03-25-2010
20120245330NEUROPILIN ANTAGONISTS - Novel anti-NRP1 antibodies and variants thereof having unique structural and functional characteristics are disclosed. Also provided are uses of the antibodies in research, diagnostic and therapeutic applications.09-27-2012
20130035475Methods for Identifying Compounds That Modulate Ion Channel Activity of a Kir Channel - Methods for identifying compounds that modulate the ion channel activity of a Kir channel are provided. Methods for identifying compounds that selectively modulate the ion channel activity of specific types of Kir channels based on the turret region of a Kir channel are also provided. Methods for identifying compounds to treat conditions associated with abnormal ion channel activity are also provided. Compounds including purified antibodies and methods of making antibodies which bind to the turret region of a Kir channel are provided. Purified polypeptides including at least a portion of the turret region of a Kir channel and nucleic acid sequences encoding these polypeptides are also provided.02-07-2013
20130079500FUSION PROTEINS FOR TREATING METABOLIC DISORDERS - The invention relates to the identification of fusion proteins comprising polypeptide and protein variants of fibroblast growth factor 21 (FGF21) with improved pharmaceutical properties. Also disclosed are methods for treating FGF21-associated disorders, including metabolic conditions.03-28-2013
20130041136LIGANDS THAT HAVE BINDING SPECIFICITY FOR EGFR AND/OR VEGF AND METHODS OF USE THEREFOR - Disclosed are ligands that have binding specificity for vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), for epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR), or for VEGF and EGFR. Also disclosed are methods of using these ligands. In particular, the use of these ligands for cancer therapy is described.02-14-2013
20090069544HUMANIZED ANTIBODIES THAT RECOGNIZE BETA AMYLOID PEPTIDE - The invention provides improved agents and methods for treatment of diseases associated with amyloid deposits of Aβ in the brain of a patient. Preferred agents include humanized antibodies.03-12-2009
20100099853Multivalent Antibody Constructs - The present invention relates to a multivalent F04-22-2010
20130035476CRYSTAL STRUCTURE OF STAPHYLOCOCCUS AUREUS CLUMPING FACTOR A IN COMPLEX WITH FIBRINOGEN DERIVED PEPTIDE AND USES THEREOF - The present invention discloses crystal structure of 02-07-2013
20100145029ENHANCED CAPACITY AND PURIFICATION OF ANTIBODIES BY MIXED MODE CHROMATOGRAPHY IN THE PRESENCE OF AQUEOUS-SOLUBLE NONIONIC ORGANIC POLYMERS - This invention relates to the use of mixed mode chromatography for purification of at least one intact non-aggregated antibody from a mixture containing intact non-aggregated antibodies and undesirable materials, including fragmented or aggregated antibodies, host cell proteins, DNA, endotoxin, and/or virus. This invention further relates to the integration of such a method into a multi-step procedure with other fractionation methods for purification of antibodies suitable for in vivo applications.06-10-2010
20100145024LONG WAVELENGTH ENGINEERED FLUORESCENT PROTEINS - Engineered fluorescent proteins, nucleic acids encoding them and methods of use.06-10-2010
20100041873ANTI-HUMAN IL-21 MONOCLONAL ANTIBODIES - Human anti-human IL-21 monoclonal antibodies and the hybridomas that produce them are presented. Certain of these antibodies have the ability to bind native human IL-21, a mutant recombinat IL-21 protein and/or peptide regions of human IL-21. These human anti-IL-21 antibodies are useful in therapeutic treatment of autoimmune and inflammatory diseases, particularly diseases mediated by T follicular helper cells, B cells T02-18-2010
20090156788ENGINEERED ANTI-IL-23 ANTIBODIES - Engineered antibodies to human IL-23p19 are provided, as well as uses thereof, e.g. in treatment of inflammatory, autoimmune, and proliferative disorders.06-18-2009
20100105874BISPECIFIC ANTIBODIES AND METHODS FOR PRODUCTION THEREOF - The invention relates to an ex vivo method for the generation of a bispecific antibody, comprising the steps of: a) providing a first antibody having a first binding specificity, wherein said first antibody comprises an IgG4-like CH3 region, b) providing a second antibody having a second binding specificity which differs from said first binding specificity, wherein said second antibody comprises an IgG4-like CH3 region, c) incubating said first and second antibodies together under reducing conditions which allow the cysteines in the core hinge region to undergo disulfidebond isomerization, and d) obtaining a bispecific antibody. The invention furthermore relates to bispecific antibodies obtainable by the method of the invention.04-29-2010
20100145025Recombinant Mouse-Human Chimeric Fab Against Hepatitis B Surface Antigen - The invention relates to a recombinant chimeric Fab antibody comprising a recombinant Fd and a recombinant chimeric light chain which binds to hepatitis B surface antigen with high affinity, generated by fusing variable region genes (V06-10-2010
20130046078ANTI-FGFR3 ANTIBODIES AND METHODS USING SAME - The invention provides FGFR3 antibodies, and compositions comprising and methods of using these antibodies.02-21-2013
20130046079MOUSE LAMBDA LIGHT CHAIN LOCUS - The present invention provides in a first aspect a mouse in which the λ (lambda) light chain locus has been functionally silenced. In one embodiment, the mouse λ light chain locus was functional silenced by deletion of acne segments coding for the λ light chain locus. In a further aspect, a mouse containing functionally silenced λ and κ (kappa) L chain loci was produced. The invention is useful for the production of antibodies, for example heterologous antibodies, including heavy chain only antibodies.02-21-2013
20130090456METHODS FOR IDENTIFYING IMMUNOBINDERS OF CELL-SURFACE ANTIGENS - The invention provides methods for identifying immunobinders, such as scFv antibodies, capable of specifically binding to cell surface antigens, and compositions identified according to said methods.04-11-2013
20100273989ANGIOTENSIN CONVERTING ENZYME HOMOLOG AND USES THEREFOR - The present invention relates to the discovery of novel genes encoding an angiotensin converting enzyme, Angiotensin Converting Enzyme-2 (ACE-2). The invention provides therapeutics, prognostic and diagnostic methods for treating blood pressure related disorders as well as various types of allergic conditions, among others. Also disclosed are screening assays for identifying compounds for treating and preventing these conditions.10-28-2010
20130072663Antibodies to Alpha Synuclein - The application identifies novel fragments of alpha-synuclein in patients with Lewy Body Disease (LBD) and transgenic animal models thereof. These diseases are characterized by aggregations of alpha-synuclein. The fragments have a truncated C-terminus relative to full-length alpha-synuclein. Some fragments are characterized by a molecular weight of about 12 kDa as determined by SDS gel electrophoresis in tricine buffer and a truncation of at least ten contiguous amino acids from the C-terminus of natural alpha-synuclein. The site of cleavage preferably occurs after residue 117 and before residue 126 of natural alpha-synuclein. The identification of these novel fragments of alpha-synuclein has a number of application in for example, drug discovery, diagnostics, therapeutics, and transgenic animals.03-21-2013
20130060011FC-FREE ANTIBODIES COMPRISING TWO FAB FRAGMENTS AND METHODS OF USE - The present invention relates to bispecific antibodies comprising at least two fab fragments, wherein the first Fab fragment comprises at least one antigen binding site specific for a first antigen; and the second Fab fragment comprises at least one antigen binding site specific for a second antigen, wherein either the variable regions or the constant regions of the second Fab heavy and light chain are exchanged; and wherein the bispecific antibody is devoid of a Fc domain; methods for their production, pharmaceutical compositions containing said antibodies, and uses thereof.03-07-2013
20130060010DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT OF MASKED THERAPEUTIC ANTIBODIES TO LIMIT OFF-TARGET EFFECTS - In one embodiment, a masked monoclonal antibody (mAb) is provided, the mAb, encoded by a nucleic acid sequence or an amino acid sequence molecule comprising a signal sequence, a masking epitope sequence, a linker sequence that is cleavable by a protease specific to a target tissue; and an antibody or a functional fragment thereof. In another embodiment, a masked monoclonal antibody (mAb) is provided, which includes a therapeutic mAb and a mask, the mask comprising protein A and protein L attached by a protease cleavable linker.03-07-2013
20120190827Modified Human Plasma Polypeptide or Fc Scaffolds and Their Uses - Modified human plasma polypeptides or Fc and uses thereof are provided.07-26-2012
20090299039ANTI-A33 ANTIBODY - The present invention provides: an antibody or a antibody fragment thereof, which can bind to A33, which specifically attacks A33-expressing tumor cells with the use of ADCC and CDC based on the immune system, and for which no HAHA is produced; and a preventive or therapeutic agent for various malignant tumors including solid tumors that are currently treated with difficulty, which contains the antibody or an antibody fragment thereof. Specifically, the antibody or a functional fragment thereof is capable of binding to A33 and is produced by a hybridoma M10 (accession No. FERM BP-10107), M96 (accession No. FERM BP-10108), M 165 (accession No. FERM BP-10106), N26 (accession No. FERM BP-10109), Q47 (accession No. FERM BP-10104), Q54 (accession No. FERM BP-10105), or R5 (accession No. FERM BP-10107). The preventive or therapeutic agent for tumors contains the antibody or a functional fragment thereof.12-03-2009
20090270597ARTIFICIAL ANTIBODY POLYPEPTIDES - A fibronectin type III (Fn3) polypeptide monobody, a nucleic acid molecule encoding said monobody, and a variegated nucleic acid library encoding said monobody, are provided by the invention. Also provided are methods of preparing a Fn3 polypeptide monobody, and kits to perform said methods. Further provided is a method of identifying the amino acid sequence of a polypeptide molecule capable of binding to a specific binding partner (SBP) so as to form a polypeptide:SSP complex, and a method of identifying the amino acid sequence of a polypeptide molecule capable of catalyzing a chemical reaction with a catalyzed rate constant, k10-29-2009
20100093978DKK-RELATED PROTEINS - Novel Dkk and Dkk-related polypeptides, proteins, and nucleic acid molecules are disclosed. In addition to isolated, full-length Dkk and Dkk-related proteins, the invention further provides isolated fusion proteins, antigenic peptides and antibodies. The invention also provides Dkk and Dkk-related nucleic acid molecules, recombinant expression vectors containing a nucleic acid molecule of the invention, host cells into which the expression vectors have been introduced and non-human transgenic animals in which a Dkk and Dkk-related gene has been introduced or disrupted. Diagnostic, screening and therapeutic methods utilizing compositions of the invention are also provided.04-15-2010
20120226024CORE FUCOSYLATED GLYCOPEPTIDES AND GLYCOPROTEINS: CHEMOENZYMATIC SYNTHESIS AND USES THEREOF - A chemoenzymatic method for the preparation of a core-fucoslyated glycoprotein or glycopeptide, including (a) providing an acceptor selected from the group consisting of a fucosylated GlcNAc-protein and fucosylated GlcNAc-peptide; and (b) reacting the acceptor with a donor substrate including an activated oligosaccharide moiety, in the presence of an endoglycosidase (ENGase) selected from Endo;F1, Endo-F2, Endo-F3, Endo-D and related glycosynthase mutants to transfer the oligosaccharide moiety to the acceptor and yield the structure defined core-fucosylated glycoprotein or glycopeptide. The donor substrate includes, in a specific implementation, a synthetic oligosaccharide oxazoline. A related method of fucosylated glycoprotein or fucosylated glycopeptide remodeling with a predetermined natural N-glycan or a tailor-made oligosaccharide moiety, and a method of remodeling an antibody to include a predetermined sugar chain to replace a heterogeneous sugar chain, are also described.09-06-2012
20120226023CYTOMEGALOVIRUS SURFACE PROTEIN COMPLEX FOR USE IN VACCINES AND AS A DRUG TARGET - Immunogenic compositions and prophylactic or therapeutic vaccines for use in protecting and treating against human cytomegalovirus (CMV) are disclosed. Subunit vaccines comprising a human CMV protein complex comprising pUL128 or pUL130, and nucleic acid vaccines comprising at least one nucleic acid encoding a CMV protein complex comprising pUL128 or pUL130 are described. Also disclosed are therapeutic antibodies reactive against a CMV protein complex comprising pUL128 or pUL130, as well as methods for screening compounds that inhibit CMV infection of epithelial and endothelial cells, methods for immunizing a subject against CMV infection, methods for determining the capability of neutralizing antibodies to inhibit CMV infection of cell types other than fibroblasts, and methods of diminishing an CMV infection.09-06-2012
20130165640ACCEPTOR FRAMEWORK FOR CDR GRAFTING - The present invention relates to an antibody acceptor framework and to methods for grafting non-human antibodies, e.g., rabbit antibodies, using a particularly well suited antibody acceptor framework. Antibodies generated by the methods of the invention are useful in a variety of diagnostic and therapeutic applications.06-27-2013
20130066052UCP4 - The present invention is directed to novel polypeptide, designated in the present application as “UCP4” (SEQ ID NO: 1), having homology to certain human uncoupling proteins (“UCPs”) and to nucleic acid molecules encoding those polypeptides. Also provided herein are vectors and host cells comprising those nucleic acid sequences, chimeric polypeptide molecules comprising the polypeptides of the present invention fused to heterologous polypeptide sequences, antibodies which bind to the polypeptides of the present invention, and methods for producing the polypeptides of the present invention.03-14-2013
20130066051FUSION POLYPEPTIDE AGAINST EB VIRUS-INDUCED TUMOR AND COLICIN IA MUTANT - The present invention provides a fusion polypeptide against EB virus-induced tumor, which comprises an antibody or a mimetic antibody against EB virus and an ion channel forming colicin selected form E1, Ia, Ib, A, B, N and their mutants. The present invention also provides a colicin Ia mutant, which comprises mutations of G11A, H22G, A26G, V31L, and H40D. The present invention also provides a gene, vector, preparation method and use of the fusion polypeptide, and provides a gene and use of the mutant.03-14-2013
20110021757TRANSGENIC SILKWORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING ANTIBODY AND METHOD FOR PRODUCTION THEREOF - The present inventors produced transgenic silkworms which comprise a promoter of a DNA encoding a protein specifically expressed in the silk gland and a DNA encoding a recombinant antibody whose expression is regulated directly or indirectly by the promoter, and which secrete the recombinant antibody into the silk gland. The recombinant antibodies produced from the silk gland of the transgenic silkworms were confirmed to be active.01-27-2011
20090234105Construction of a Multivalent SCFV Through Alkyne-Azide 1,3-Dipolar Cycloaddition - The present invention provides for a practical, universal and efficient method to ligate two large macromolecules (e.g., proteins) using the alkyne-azide 1,3-dipolar cycloaddition reaction to produce a conjugated macromolecule, such as a multivalent scFv. The present invention also provides for conjugate macromolecules comprising a plurality of macromolecule components cross-linked through at least one linking group comprising at least one 1,2,3-triazole moiety, wherein at least 50 percent of the macromolecule components in the conjugate macromolecule has only one site available for cross-linking.09-17-2009
20090234104Modified Fc molecules - The present invention concerns compositions of matter, for example, but not limited to, modified antibodies, in which one or more biologically active peptides are incorporated into a loop region of a non-terminal domain of an immunoglobulin Fc domain.09-17-2009
20090234103NOVEL INHIBITORS OF VASCULAR ENDOTHELIAL GROWTH FACTOR ACTIVITY, THEIR USES AND PROCESSES FOR THEIR PRODUCTION - The present invention is directed to novel chimeric VEGF receptor proteins comprising amino acid sequences derived from the vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) receptors flt-1 and KDR, including the murine homologue to the human KDR receptor FLK-1, wherein said chimeric VEGF receptor proteins bind to VEGF and antagonize the endothelial cell proliferative and angiogenic activity thereof. The present invention is also directed to nucleic acids and expression vectors encoding these chimeric VEGF receptor proteins, host cells harboring such expression vectors, pharmaceutically acceptable compositions comprising such proteins, methods of preparing such proteins and to methods utilizing such proteins for the treatment of conditions associated with undesired vascularization.09-17-2009
20120116057DESIGN OF STABLE AND AGGREGATION FREE ANTIBODY FC MOLECULES THROUGH CH3 DOMAIN INTERFACE ENGINEERING - The present invention relates to methods of increasing stability and reducing aggregation in compositions comprising antibody Fc molecules and to composition comprising such molecules. Certain amino acid substitutions in the CH3 domain result in increased stability and reduced aggregation of compositions containing polypeptides comprising a CH3 domain, e.g., an antibody or Fc-fusion protein.05-10-2012
20120116056Fc fusion proteins of human growth hormone - Fc fusion proteins of human growth hormone with good biological activities relative to rhGH on a molar basis are disclosed. The hGH-L-vFc fusion protein comprises hGH, a flexible peptide linker of about 20 or fewer amino acids, and a human IgG Fc variant. The Fc variant is of a non-lytic nature and shows minimal undesirable Fc-mediated side effects. A method is also disclosed to make or produce such fusion proteins at high expression levels. Such hGH-L-vFc fusion proteins exhibit extended or prolonged serum half-life and/or good biological activities relative to that of rhGH on a molar basis, leading to improved pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics, thus fewer injections will be needed within a period of time.05-10-2012
20090012269HUMANIZED ANTI-CCR2 ANTIBODIES AND METHODS OF USE THEREFOR - The present invention relates to a humanized antibody or functional fragment thereof which binds to a mammalian (e.g., human) CC-chemokine receptor 2 (CCR2) or a portion of the receptor and blocks binding of a ligand to the receptor. The invention further relates to a method of inhibiting the interaction of a cell bearing mammalian CCR2 with a ligand thereof, and to use of the antibodies and fragments in therapeutic, prophylactic and diagnostic methods.01-08-2009
20090012268NOVEL MONOCLONAL THYROID STIMULATING OR BLOCKING ANTIBODIES, PEPTIDE SEQUENCES CORRESPONDING TO THEIR VARIABLE REGIONS, AND THEIR USES IN DIAGNOSTIC, PREVENTIVE AND THERAPEUTIC MEDICINE - Monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) having thyroid stimulating activity (TSAb), especially full or considerably agonistic activity, or thyroid blocking activity (TBAb), which are obtainable by genetic immunization of mice, or fragments (F(ab′)01-08-2009
20090163699Fc VARIANTS WITH ALTERED BINDING TO FcRn - The present application relates to a variant Fc region comprising at least one modification relative to a wild-type human Fc region, where the modification selected from the group consisting of 434S, 252Y/428L, 252Y/434S, and 428L/434S, and the numbering is according to the EU index.06-25-2009
20120238729Modified Antibody Constant Regions - The present inventors successfully provided constant regions capable of enhancing the agonist activity of antibodies through amino acid sequence alterations. Specifically, agonist activity was found to be enhanced in antibodies having a constant region in which amino acids of the antibody heavy chain constant region are substituted or deleted, or antibodies having a constant region in which the hinge region amino acids are substituted. Use of such antibodies as pharmaceutical formulations can provide pharmaceutical formulations with improved performance.09-20-2012
20120238728MULTIVALENT ANTIBODIES AND USES THEREFOR - The present application describes engineered antibodies, with three or more functional antigen binding sites, and uses, such as therapeutic applications, for such engineered antibodies.09-20-2012
20080293921Production and Use of Novel Peptide-Based Agents for Use with Bi-Specific Antibodies - The present invention relates to a bi-specific antibody or antibody fragment having at least one arm that is reactive against a targeted tissue and at least one other arm that is reactive against a linker moiety. The linker moiety encompasses a hapten to which antibodies have been prepared. In preferred embodiments, the hapten is histamine-succinyl-glycine (HSG). In more preferred embodiments, the at least one arm comprises the CDR sequences of the HSG-binding 679 antibody. The antigenic linker is conjugated to one or more therapeutic or diagnostic agents or enzymes. In one embodiment, the invention provides constructs and methods for producing the bispecific antibodies or antibody fragments, as well as methods for using them.11-27-2008
20110028696MONOCLONAL ANTIBODIES AGAINST PROSTATE SPECIFIC MEMBRANE ANTIGEN (PSMA) LACKING IN FUCOSYL RESIDUES - The invention pertains to anti-PSMA antibodies that lack fucosyl residues. The antibodies of the invention exhibit increased antibody-dependent cellular cytotoxicity (ADCC) activity as compared to the fucosylated form of the antibodies. The invention also provides host cells that express the anti-PSMA antibodies that lack fucosyl residues, wherein the host cells are deficient for a fucosyl transferase. Methods of using the antibodies to inhibit the growth of PSMA02-03-2011
20110028695METHOD FOR OBTAINING POLYPEPTIDE CONSTRUCTS COMPRISING TWO OR MORE SINGLE DOMAIN ANTIBODIES - The present invention relates to methods for obtaining a polypeptide construct directed against one or more antigens and/or epitopes and having one or more desired characteristics, wherein the polypeptide construct comprises at least two single domain antibodies. The methods of the present invention involve producing a diversity of polypeptide constructs that are structural variants and screening the produced diversity of polypeptide constructs for a polypeptide construct having said one or more desired characteristics. The present invention further relates to polypeptide constructs directed against one or more antigens and/or epitopes having one or more desired characteristics, wherein the polypeptide construct comprises at least two single domain antibodies. The methods and polypeptide constructs according to the present invention are useful for the identification of optimal therapeutic compounds.02-03-2011
20130165638LIGHT CHAIN-BRIDGED BISPECIFIC ANTIBODY - This invention describes a novel format of monomeric bispecific fusion protein with immune activating property for clinical therapies. A bispecific fusion protein includes a first targeting domain with a specificity for a first target of interest; a bridging domain derived from a constant region of a light chain or heavy chain of an immunoglobulin, which may be a human immunoglobulin; and a second targeting domain with a specificity for a second target of interest. The bispecific fusion protein may further include a linker fused to the N-terminus or the C-terminus of the bridging domain. The first targeting domain is fused to the bridging domain and the second targeting domain is fused to the bridging domain or the linker. The linker may include a GGGGS sequence. The first target of interest may be CD06-27-2013
20130165639ACCEPTOR FRAMEWORK FOR CDR GRAFTING - The present invention relates to an antibody acceptor framework and to methods for grafting non-human antibodies, e.g., rabbit antibodies, using a particularly well suited antibody acceptor framework. Antibodies generated by the methods of the invention are useful in a variety of diagnostic and therapeutic applications.06-27-2013
20110028694METHODS TO EXPRESS RECOMBINANT PROTEINS FROM LENTIVIRAL VECTORS - Lentivector constructs for expression of recombinant proteins, polypeptides or fragments thereof and methods of making the same are described. The lentivectors typically have a self-processing cleavage sequence between a first and second protein or polypeptide coding sequence allowing for expression of a functional protein or polypeptide under operative control of a single promoter and may further include an additional proteolytic cleavage sequence which provides a means to remove the self-processing cleavage sequence from the expressed protein or polypeptide. The vector constructs find utility in methods relating to enhanced production of biologically active proteins, such as immunoglobulins or fragments thereof in vitro and in vivo.02-03-2011
20120178910CATION EXCHANGE CHROMATOGRAPHY (METHODS) - The present invention provides improved methods of protein purification using CEX chromatography. Such methods generally comprise the steps of: contacting a protein of interest (e.g., an antibody) with a cation exchange resin at a first pH, that is less than the pI of the most acidic isoform of the protein of interest, such that the protein of interest binds to the resin; washing the cation exchange resin at a second pH that is greater than the first pH, but less than the pI of the most acidic isoform of the protein of interest; and eluting the protein of interest from the resin at a third pH that is about equal to or less than the first pH. The methods of the invention are particularly useful for the commercial purification of recombinant therapeutic proteins (e.g., antibodies).07-12-2012
20100145026Antibody for ADCC And Inducing Cytokine Production - The invention concerns chimeric monoclonal antibodies, humanized or human produced in selected cell lines, said antibodies exhibiting high affinity for the CD16 receptor of effector cells of the immune system and hence capable of inducing high ADCC, but also the property of inducing cytokine and interleukin secretion, in particular IFNγ, which can enhance the ADCC activity of effector cells and hence be used for treating cancers and infections by pathogenic agents.06-10-2010
20110282034PREVENTION AND TREATMENT OF COMPLEMENT-ASSOCIATED EYE CONDITIONS - The invention concerns the prevention and treatment of complement-associated eye conditions, such as choroidal neovascularization (CNV) and age-related macular degeneration (AMD), by administration of Factor D antagonists.11-17-2011
20090137783CNGH0010 Specific Polynucleotides, Polypeptides, Antibodies, Compositions, Methods and Uses - Novel polypeptides (CNGH0010) and antibodies, including specified portions or variants, specific for at least one such CNGH0010 polypeptide, variant, or fragment thereof, as well as nucleic acids encoding such CNGH0010 polypeptides and antibodies, complementary nucleic acids, vectors, host cells, and methods of making and using thereof, are useful for therapeutic and diagnostic formulations, administration and devices. The aforesaid polypeptides can be used to generate human, primate, rodent, mammalian, chimeric, humanized and/or CDR-grafted anti-CNGH0010 antibodies. The CNGH0010 polypeptides and antibodies are used in modulating or treating at least one CNGH0010-related disease in a cell, tissue, organ, animal, or patient. Such diseases may include, but are not limited to, psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis, emphysema, asthma, diabetes, autoimmune thyroiditis, inflammatory bowel diseases, including Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, different types of dermatitis including allergic dermatitis, contact dermatitis, actinic keratosis, wound healing, scar formation, various renal diseases, various respiratory diseases, various diseases of reproductive organs, such as endometriosis, melanoma, squamous cell carcinoma, ovarian cancer, breast cancer, lung cancer, colon cancer, prostate cancer, renal cell carcinoma, Grave's diseases and other inflammatory and hyperproliferative diseases.05-28-2009
20110137014SUPER HUMANIZED ANTIBODIES - Disclosed herein are methods for humanizing antibodies based on selecting variable region framework sequences from human antibody genes by comparing canonical CDR structure types for CDR sequences of the variable region of a non-human antibody to canonical CDR structure types for corresponding CDRs from a library of human antibody sequences, preferably germline antibody gene segments. Human antibody variable regions having similar canonical CDR structure types to the non-human CDRs form a subset of member human antibody sequences from which to select human framework sequences. The subset members may be further ranked by amino acid similarity between the human and the non-human CDR sequences. Top ranking human sequences are selected to provide the framework sequences for constructing a chimeric antibody that functionally replaces human CDR sequences with the non-human CDR counterparts using the selected subset member human frameworks, thereby providing a humanized antibody of high affinity and low immunogenicity without need for comparing framework sequences between the non-human and human antibodies. Chimeric antibodies made according to the method are also disclosed.06-09-2011
20100036101ANTIBODIES AGAINST NON FUNCTIONAL P2X7 RECEPTOR - A recombinant or synthetic antibody or fragment thereof, said antibody or fragment thereof including three complementarity determining regions (CDR102-11-2010
20090182127Production of Bispecific Antibodies - Bispecific antibodies comprising (a) a first light-heavy chain pair having specificity for a first target and a sufficient number of substitutions in its heavy chain constant domain with respect to a corresponding wild-type antibody of the same isotype to significantly reduce the formation of first heavy chain-first heavy chain dimers and (b) a second light-heavy chain pair comprising a heavy chain having a sequence that is complementary to the sequence of the first pair heavy chain sequence with respect to the formation of intramolecular ionic interactions, wherein the first pair or second pair comprises a substitution in the light chain and complementary substitution in the heavy chain that reduces the ability of the light chain to interact with the heavy chain of the other light chain-heavy chain pair are provided. Methods of producing such antibodies in one or more cells also are provided.07-16-2009
20110301331Stabilized polypeptide compositions - The invention is based, at least in part, on the development of stabilized binding molecules that consist of or comprise a stabilized scFv and methods for making such stabilized molecules.12-08-2011
20110301334CYSTEINE ENGINEERED ANTIBODIES AND CONJUGATES - Cysteine engineered antibodies comprising a free cysteine amino acid in the heavy chain or light chain are prepared by mutagenizing a nucleic acid sequence of a parent antibody and replacing one or more amino acid residues by cysteine to encode the cysteine engineered antibody; expressing the cysteine engineered antibody; and isolating the cysteine engineered antibody. Certain highly reactive cysteine engineered antibodies were identified by the PHESELECTOR assay. Isolated cysteine engineered antibodies may be covalently attached to a capture label, a detection label, a drug moiety, or a solid support.12-08-2011
20110301335ANTI-TNFR1 POLYPEPTIDES, ANTIBODY VARIABLE DOMAINS & ANTAGONISTS - The invention relates to anti-TNFR1 polypeptides, antibody single variable domains (dAbs), antagonists and multispecific ligands, as well as methods and uses of these. The anti-TNFR1 polypeptides, antibody single variable domains (dAbs), antagonists and multispecific ligands are useful for treating and/or preventing inflammatory disease, such as arthritis or COPD, as well as for pulmonary administration, oral administration, delivery to the lung and delivery to the GI tract of a patient.12-08-2011
20110301333REMOVAL OF PROTEIN AGGREGATES FROM BIOPHARMACEUTICAL PREPARATIONS USING CALCIUM PHOSPHATE SALTS - The present invention provides novel and improved compositions containing calcium phosphate and methods of using the same for the removal of protein aggregates from biopharmaceutical compositions containing a product of interest, e.g., a therapeutic antibody or protein.12-08-2011
20110301332ANTI-PAMP THERAPEUTIC ANTIBODIES - The invention relates to antibodies and antigen-binding fragments thereof which bind to proadrenomedullin N-terminal peptide (“PAMP”). Furthermore, the invention comprises monoclonal antibody EGX-P-E9 as well as engineered variants thereof, including chimeric, humanized or de-immunized versions thereof. The antibodies of the invention are useful for inhibiting the physiological activities of PAMP as well as in diagnosis of PAMP-responsive conditions.12-08-2011
20110288276CRYSTALS AND STRUCTURE OF A HUMAN IgG Fc VARIANT WITH ENHANCED FcRn BINDING - Provided herein are crystalline forms of a human IgG Fc variant comprising triple-mutation M252Y/S254T/T256E that provides for increased binding affinity to human neonatal Fc receptor, methods of obtaining such crystals and high-resolution X-ray diffraction structures and atomic structure coordinates. Also provided are machine readable media embedded with the three-dimensional atomic structure coordinates of the human IgG Fc variant and methods of using them.11-24-2011
20100168393Antibody Polypeptide Libray Screening and Selected Antibody Polypeptides - The present invention provides further developments in the screening of antibody polypeptide libraries. The invention also provides novel isolated antibody polypeptides obtainable by the methods of the invention.07-01-2010
20120016107GROWTH FACTOR HTTER36 - The present invention discloses Growth Factor HTTER36 (GDF3) polypeptides and polynucleotides encoding such polypeptides. Also provided are antibodies that bind HTTER36, including chimeric, humanized, and single chain antibodies.01-19-2012
20110294984Glycosylation Engineering of Antibodies for Improving Antibody-Dependent Cellular Cytotoxicity - The present invention relates to the field glycosylation engineering of proteins. More particular, the present invention is directed to the glycosylation engineering of proteins to provide proteins with improved therapeutic properties, e.g., antibodies, antibody fragments, or a fusion protein that includes a region equivalent to the Fc region of an immunoglobulin, with enhanced Fc-mediated cellular cytotoxicity.12-01-2011
20100056760SIALOADHESIN FACTOR-2 ANTIBODIES - Monoclonal antibodies have been generated that bind to human sialoadhesion factor-2. These antibodies are useful as diagnostic and therapeutic reagents.03-04-2010
20120190828BIFUNCTIONAL POLYPEPTIDES - A bifunctional polypeptide comprising a specific binding partner for a peptide-MHC epitope, such as an antibody or T cell receptor, and an immune effector, such as an antibody or a cytokine, the immune effector part being linked to the N-terminus of the peptide-MHC binding part.07-26-2012
20100249382MODIFIED Fc MOLECULES - The present invention relates to Fc variants with optimized Fc receptor binding properties, methods for their generation, Fc polypeptides comprising Fc variants with optimized Fc receptor binding properties, and methods for using Fc variants with optimized Fc receptor binding properties.09-30-2010
20100249380Modulating Immune Responses - The invention provides methods for modulating the immune system using anti-CD83 antibodies that can influence CD83 function.09-30-2010
20110263828METHODS FOR MODIFYING HUMAN ANTIBODIES BY GLYCAN ENGINEERING - Modified Fc regions of antibodies and antibody fragments, both human and humanized, and having enhanced stability and efficacy, are provided. Fc regions with core fucose residues removed, and attached to oligosaccharides comprising terminal sialyl residues, are provided. Antibodies comprising homogeneous glycosylation of Fc regions with specific oligosaccharides are provided. Fc regions conjugated with homogeneous glycoforms of monosaccharides and trisaccharides, are provided. Methods of preparing human antibodies with modified Fc using glycan engineering, are provided.10-27-2011
20100234574Fc Variants with altered binding to FcRn - The present application relates to a variant Fc region comprising at least one modification relative to a wild-type human Fc region, where the modification selected from the group consisting of 434S, 252Y/428L, 252Y/434S, and 428L/434S, and the numbering is according to the EU index.09-16-2010
20100267932PROCESS FOR THE PURIFICATION OF FC-FUSION PROTEINS - The invention relates to a process for the purification of an Fc-fusion protein having a pI between 6.9 and 9.5 comprising protein A or G affinity chromatography, cation exchange chromatography, anion exchange chromatography and hydroxyapatite chromatography.10-21-2010
20090149636CYTOKINE PROTEIN FAMILY - The present invention relates to polynucleotide and polypeptide molecules for zcyto20, zcyto21, zcyto22, zycto24, and zcyto25 proteins which are most closely related to interferon-α at the amino acid sequence level. The receptor for this protein family is a class II cytokine receptor. The present invention includes methods of reducing viral infections and increasing monocyte counts. The present invention also includes antibodies to the zcyto20 polypeptides, and methods of producing the polynucleotides and polypeptides.06-11-2009
20110263827Dual Variable Domain Immunnoglobulins and Uses Thereof - The present invention relates to engineered multivalent and multispecific binding proteins, methods of making, and specifically to their uses in the prevention, diagnosis, and/or treatment of disease.10-27-2011
20080312417UCP5 - The present invention is directed to novel polypeptides having homology to certain human uncoupling proteins (“UCPs”) and to nucleic acid molecules encoding those polypeptides. Also provided herein are vectors and host cells comprising those nucleic acid sequences, chimeric polypeptide molecules comprising the polypeptides of the present invention fused to heterologous polypeptide sequences, antibodies which bind to the polypeptides of the present invention, and methods for producing the polypeptides of the present invention.12-18-2008
20100121035PURIFICATION OF IMMUNOGLOBULINS - The present invention relates to a separation matrix comprised of a porous or non-porous support to which ligands have been immobilised, wherein said ligands comprise at least one aliphatic sulfamide. The invention also relates to a chromatography column that contains the described separation matrix, as well as to a method of isolating immunoglobulins, such as IgG, Fab fragments, fusion proteins containing immunoglobulins etc, by adsorption to a separation matrix that comprises the aliphatic sulfamide ligands of the invention.05-13-2010
20110021758HYBRID ANTIBODIES - Hybrid antibodies and/or hybrid antibody fragments and methods of making them are provided. In one embodiment the hybrid antibodies and/or hybrid antibody fragments contain heavy and/or light variable regions that contain two or more framework regions derived from at least two antibodies. In another embodiment, at least two of the framework regions are classified in the same germline gene family. In one embodiment, at least two framework regions are classified in the same germline gene family member. The hybrid antibodies or hybrid antibody fragments may contain human framework regions and nonhuman CDRs.01-27-2011
20100081795RG1 ANTIBODIES AND USES THEREOF - The present invention relates to antibodies, and antigen-binding antibody fragments, directed against an RG1 polypeptide. The invention further relates to methods for utilizing the antibodies, and antibody fragments, for diagnostic and therapeutic applications.04-01-2010
20110077384PROTEIN REFOLDING METHOD - The present invention provides a method for producing a protein which has a restored native higher-order structure by bringing a protein which has lost its native higher-order structure into contact at pH 6.5 to 9.0 with a 1 to 3% aqueous solution of a specific surfactant, such as lauroylglutamic acid to obtain a solubilized solution of the protein; and then adding the solubilized solution to a buffer with pH 6.5 to 9.0 containing arginine or an arginine derivative at a concentration of 0.1 to 1.2 M to lower the concentration of the specific surfactant, such as lauroylglutamic acid, in the obtained mixture solution down to 0.02 to 0.275%. According to the present invention, it is possible to easily restore the native higher-order structure of a protein while smoothly removing the surfactant from the protein.03-31-2011
20110077383HINGE DOMAIN ENGINEERING - The present invention relates to novel molecules (Fc variants) comprising at least one antigen binding region and an Fc region that further comprises a modified hinge which improves stability and/or alters the binding of Fc to one or more metal ion and/or one or more Fc ligand (e.g., FcγRs) and/or modulates effector function. More specifically, this invention provides Fc variants that are less susceptible to metal ion-mediated cleavage and/or have modified binding affinity to one or more FcγR and/or C1q. Additionally, the Fc variants have altered antibody-dependent cell-mediated cytotoxicity (ADCC) and/or complement dependent cytotoxicity (CDC) activity. Furthermore, the modified hinge of the Fc variants retains a similar flexibility to the wild type hinge. The invention further provides methods and protocols for the application of said Fc variants particularly for therapeutic purposes.03-31-2011
20110172398BISPECIFIC BINDING MOLECULES FOR ANTI-ANGIOGENESIS THERAPY - Bispecific binding molecules, in particular immunoglobulin single variable domains such as VHHs and domain antibodies, comprising a VEGF-binding component and a Dll4-binding component in one molecule. Pharmaceutical compositions containing same and their use in the treatment of diseases that are associated with VEGF- and Dll4-mediated effects on angiogenesis. Nucleic acids encoding the bispecific binding molecules, host cells and methods for preparing same.07-14-2011
20110172397ANTI-PSGL-1 ANTIBODIES - Immunoglobulin chains or antibodies having light or heavy chain complementarity determining regions of antibodies that bind to P-Selectin Glycoprotein Ligand-1. Also disclosed are methods of inducing death of an activated T-cell and of modulating a T cell-mediated immune response in a subject.07-14-2011
20110172399IL-21 ANTAGONISTS - Monoclonal antibodies are identified that bind the IL-21 protein. These antibodies are used to identify regions of the IL-21 protein to where binding neutralizes IL-21 activity. Hybridomas and methods of producing anti-IL-21 monoclonal antibodies are described. The monoclonal antibodies are useful in treating IL-21-mediated diseases, which may include autoimmune and inflammatory diseases such as pancreatitis, type I diabetes (IDDM), Graves Disease, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), Crohn's Disease, ulcerative colitis, irritable bowel syndrome, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, diverticulosis, systemic lupus erythematosus, psoriasis, ankylosing spondylitis, scleroderma, systemic sclerosis, psoriatic arthritis, osteoarthritis, atopic dermatitis, vitiligo, graft vs. host disease (GVHD), cutaneous T cell lymphoma (CTCL), Sjogren's syndrome, glomerulonephritis, IgA nephropathy, graft versous host disease, transplant rejection, atopic dermatitis, anti-phospholipid syndrome, and asthma, and other autoimmune diseases.07-14-2011
20090275734Pancreatic Cancer Genes - The present invention provides the art with the DNA coding sequences of polynucleotides that are up-or-down-regulated in cancer and dysplasia. These polynucleotides and encoded proteins or polypeptides can be used in the diagnosis or identification of cancer and dysplasia. Inhibitors of the up-regulated polynucleotides and proteins can decrease the abnormality of cancer and dysplasia. Enhancing the expression of down-regulated polynucleotides or introducing down-regulated proteins to cells can decrease the growth and/or abnormal characteristics of cancer and dysplasia.11-05-2009
20090275735MONOCLONAL ANTIBODIES TO HUMAN CTLA-8 (IL-17A) - Human CTLA-8 protein, antibodies that specifically bind to human CTLA-8, and nucleic acids encoding human CTLA-8. Methods of using these molecules and diagnostic kits are also provided.11-05-2009
20100113747Coupling of Antibody Polypeptides at the C-Terminus - The present invention relates to a process for dimerization of antibody fragments, antibody fragment dimers, pharmaceutical compositions comprising antibody fragment dimers as well as their use in medicaments for therapeutic applications. The methods described can advantageously be used for producing bispecific antibodies and/or bispecific fragments thereof.05-06-2010
20100113748SOLUBLE IL-17RCX4 AND METHODS OF USING IN INFLAMMATION - The present invention relates to blocking, inhibiting, reducing, antagonizing or neutralizing the activity of IL-17F, IL-17A, or both IL-17A and IL-17F polypeptide molecules. IL-17A and IL-17F are cytokines that are involved in inflammatory processes and human disease. IL-17RC is a common receptor for IL-17A and IL-17F. The present invention includes methods of using a soluble IL-17RC receptor, IL-17RCx4 for treating inflammation.05-06-2010
20080269466Modified Antibody Fragments - The present invention relates to a new class of modified antibody fragments. The present invention provides an antibody fragment to which one or more effector molecules is attached characterized in that the native interchain disulphide bond between the heavy (CHI) and light (CL) chain constant regions is absent and the heavy chain (CHI) and light chain (CL) constant regions are linked by an interchain disulphide bond between a pair of engineered cysteines, one in the light chain constant (CL) region and the other in the heavy chain constant (CHI) region.10-30-2008
20080287657Alteration of Fc-fusion protein serum half-lives by mutagenesis - The present invention provides for a modified Fc-fusion protein in which at least one amino acid from the heavy chain constant region selected from the group consisting of amino acid residues 250, 314, and 428 is substituted with another amino acid which is different from that present in the unmodified Fc-fusion protein, thereby altering the binding affinity for FcRn and/or the serum half-life in comparison to the unmodified Fc-fusion protein.11-20-2008
20100280227POLYPEPTIDES THAT BIND BR3 AND USES THEREOF - The present invention relates to novel BR3 binding antibodies and polypeptides, including antagonist and agonist polypeptides. The present invention also relates to the use of the BR3 binding antibodies and polypeptides in, e.g., methods of treatment, screening methods, diagnostic methods, assays and protein purification methods.11-04-2010
20120296069LIQUID FORMULATIONS FOR LONG-ACTING ERYTHROPOIETIN CONJUGATE - Disclosed is a liquid formulation which allows long-acting EPO conjugates, that have improved in vivo duration and stability, to be stable when stored for a long period of time. It comprises a stabilizer composition characterized by buffer and mannitol. Being free of human serum albumin and other potential factors harmful to the body, the liquid formulation is free of concerns about viral infections and guarantees excellent storage stability to long-acting EPO conjugates.11-22-2012
20130217862ANTIBODY MODULATORS OF HEPATOCYTE GROWTH FACTOR ACTIVATOR - The invention provides methods and compositions for modulating hepatocyte growth factor activator function.08-22-2013
20080275220METHOD FOR STABILIZING A PROTEIN - The invention relates to a method for stabilizing an aqueous protein solution against exogenous stress and to the use of a container for stabilizing an aqueous protein solution.11-06-2008
20090264627ENHANCING THE CIRCULATING HALF-LIFE OF ANTIBODY-BASED FUSION PROTEINS - Disclosed are compositions and methods for enhancing the circulating half-life of antibody-based fusion proteins. Disclosed methods and compositions rely on altering the amino acid sequence of the junction region between the antibody moiety and the fused protein moiety in an antibody-based fusion protein. An antibody-based fusion protein with an altered amino acid sequence in the junction region has a greater circulating half-life when administered to a mammal. Disclosed methods and compositions are particularly useful for reducing tumor size and metastasis in a mammal.10-22-2009
20080242845Fc variants with optimized properties - The present invention relates to Fc variants with optimized properties, methods for their generation, Fc polypeptides comprising Fc variants with optimized properties, and methods for using Fc variants with optimized properties.10-02-2008
20090030186PICHIA METHANOLICA SECRETORY SIGNAL01-29-2009
20110207917SAM-6 VARIANTS, TARGET AND METHODS OF USE - The invention provides polypeptide, nucleic acid and other compositions. Polypeptide, nucleic acid and other compositions are useful in treatment and diagnostic methods. One treatment method includes inhibiting growth or proliferation of hyperproliferative cells or inducing regression of hyperproliferative cells, such as cells of a cellular hyperproliferative disorder, or reducing levels of LDL or oxLDL.08-25-2011
20100152426APO-2 RECEPTOR FUSION PROTEINS - Novel polypeptides, designated Apo-2, which are capable of modulating apoptosis are provided. Compositions including Apo-2 chimeras, nucleic acid encoding Apo-2, and antibodies to Apo-2 are also provided.06-17-2010
20100273988ANTI-CANCER AGENT COMPRISING ANTI-HB-EGF ANTIBODY AS ACTIVE INGREDIENT - A monoclonal antibody having a neutralizing activity on HB-EGF is disclosed. The monoclonal antibody of the present invention is preferably an antibody that does not bind to the HB-EGF protein on the cell surface of HB-EGF-expressing cells. Also provided are an anti-cancer agent and a cell proliferation inhibitor, which comprise the monoclonal antibody of the present invention as an active ingredient, and a method of treating cancer, the method comprising administering the monoclonal antibody of the present invention. Cancers that can be treated by the anti-cancer agent of the present invention include pancreatic cancer, liver cancer, esophageal cancer, melanoma, colorectal cancer, gastric cancer, ovarian cancer, bladder cancer, and brain tumors.10-28-2010
20090054630Compositions and methods for detecting and treating diseases and conditions related to chemokine receptors - Antibodies that bind CCX-CKR2 are described.02-26-2009
20090326205ANTI-HUMAN Dlk-1 ANTIBODY SHOWING ANTI-TUMOR ACTIVITY IN VIVO - The present invention provides an antibody specifically against hDlk-1 and having anti-tumor activity in vivo (an anti-hDlk-1 antibody), a fragment of the antibody, a hybridoma that produces the antibody, a complex of the antibody or antibody fragment and an agent, a pharmaceutical composition comprising the antibody and the like, a tumor therapeutic agent, a tumor angiogenesis inhibitor, a tumor diagnostic agent, a method for detecting a tumor, a kit for detecting and/or diagnosing a tumor, etc.12-31-2009
20090326206Single-chain Multiple Antigen-binding Molecule, Its Preparation and Use - The present invention relates to a single-chain, multiple antigen-binding molecule with diverse variable domains of a heavy and of a light chain of an immunoglobulin, which are connected in the form of a VH-VL construct, which are in turn connected together via a peptide, and to the preparation and use thereof as pharmaceutical or diagnostic aid.12-31-2009
20090326204INTERFERON-LIKE PROTEIN ZCYTO21 - The present invention relates to polynucleotide and polypeptide molecules for Zcyto21, an interferon-like protein, which is most closely related to interferon-α at the amino acid sequence level. The present invention also includes antibodies to the Zcyto21 polypeptides, and methods of using the polynucleotides and polypeptides.12-31-2009
20090023900Anti-AlphaVBeta3 Recombinant Human Antibodies, Nucleic Acids Encoding Same - The invention provides enhanced LM609 grafted antibodies exhibiting selective binding affinity to α01-22-2009
20130217861METHODS FOR EXPRESSION AND PURIFICATION OF IMMUNOTOXINS - The present invention relates to a method of expressing an immunotoxin in 08-22-2013
20090198044ANTI-PSGL-1 ANTIBODIES - Immunoglobulin chains or antibodies having light or heavy chain complementarity determining regions of antibodies that bind to P-Selectin Glycoprotein Ligand-1. Also disclosed are methods of inducing death of an activated T-cell and of modulating a T cell-mediated immune response in a subject.08-06-2009
20110224408TREATMENT AND PROPHYLAXIS OF AMYLOIDOSIS - Methods useful for effecting prophylaxis or treatment of amyloidosis, including AA Amyloidosis and AL amyloidosis, by administering peptides comprising neoepitopes, such as AA fragments from a C-terminal region of AA, and antibodies specific for neoepitopes of aggregated amyloid proteins, for example, antibodies specific for the C-terminal region of AA fibrils. Antibodies for inhibition of formation and/or increasing clearance of amyloid deposits in a patient thus effecting prophylaxis or treating amyloid disease.09-15-2011
20110230646HYBRID ANTIBODIES - Hybrid antibodies and/or hybrid antibody fragments and methods of making them are provided. In one embodiment the hybrid antibodies and/or hybrid antibody fragments 5 contain heavy and/or light variable regions that contain two or more framework regions derived from at least two antibodies. In another embodiment, at least two of the framework regions are classified in the same germline gene family. In one embodiment, at least two framework regions are classified in the same germline gene family member. The hybrid antibodies or hybrid antibody fragments may contain human framework regions and 10 nonhuman CDRs.09-22-2011
20080262203NOVEL COMPOUNDS - The present invention relates to an antibody which has multiple specificities. In particular the antibody of the present invention binds to (cross react with) human IL-8, Gro-alpha, Gro-beta, Gro-gamma, and ENA-78.10-23-2008
20090203886HUMANIZED ANTI CD20 MONOCLONAL ANTIBODY - The present invention provides a humanized anti human CD20 monoclonal antibody, selection criteria therefor, humanized antibodies selected using that criteria and showing biological characteristics suitable for use as pharmaceuticals.08-13-2009
20120077962HUMANIZED ANTI-PROSTATE STEM CELL ANTIGEN MONOCLONAL ANTIBODY - Prostate stem cell antigen (PSCA) is expressed in the majority of prostate cancer patients, making it an ideal target for cancer immunotherapy. Murine monoclonal antibody 1G8 binds to PSCA with nanomolar affinity, but its efficacy as a therapeutic agent is limited by the generation of a HAMA response. The present invention discloses humanized 1G8 antibodies in which the majority of the mouse-derived epitopes have been removed. These humanized antibodies bind PSCA with high affinity and specificity, and have been shown to reduce human bladder tumor take in a nude mouse model. These characteristics make the humanized antibodies of the present invention attractive agents for the treatment and detection of tumors expressing PSCA.03-29-2012
20110144308COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR HUMANIZATION AND OPTIMIZATION OF N-GLYCANS IN PLANTS - Methods for altering the N-glycosylation pattern of proteins in higher plants are provided. The methods comprise introducing into the plant a recombinant construct that provides for the inhibition of expression of α1,3-fucosyltransferase (FucT) and β1,2-xylosyltransferase (XylT) in a plant. Use of these constructs to inhibit or suppress expression of both of these enzymes, and isoforms thereof, advantageously provides for the production of endogenous and heterologous proteins having a “humanized” N-glycosylation pattern without impacting plant growth and development. Stably transformed higher plants having this protein N-glycosylation pattern are provided. Glycoprotein compositions, including monoclonal antibody compositions, having substantially homogeneous glycosylation profiles, and which are substantially homogeneous for the G0 glycoform, are also provided.06-16-2011
20090221802SOLUBLE ZALPHA11 CYTOKINE RECEPTORS - Novel polypeptide combinations, polynucleotides encoding the polypeptides, and related compositions and methods are disclosed for soluble zalpha11 receptors that may be used as novel cytokine antagonists, and within methods for detecting ligands that stimulate the proliferation and/or development of hematopoietic, lymphoid and myeloid cells in vitro and in vivo. Ligand-binding receptor polypeptides can also be used to block zalpha11 Ligand activity in vitro and in vivo, and may be used in conjunction with zalpha11 Ligand and other cytokines to selectively stimulate the immune system. The present invention also includes methods for producing the protein, uses therefor and antibodies thereto.09-03-2009
20090240036Anti-IL-23 Antibodies - The present invention encompasses isolated antibodies, or antigen-binding portions thereof, that specifically bind to the p19 subunit of IL-23. These antibodies, or antigen-binding portions thereof, are high affinity, neutralizing antibodies useful for the treatment of autoimmune disease.09-24-2009
20090259026Ligand - The invention provides a dual-specific ligand comprising a first immunoglobulin variable domain having a first binding specificity and a complementary or non-complementary immunoglobulin variable domain having a second binding specificity.10-15-2009
20120035350POLYNUCLEOTIDE ENCODING A NOVEL HUMAN P2X7 SPLICE VARIANT, HBMYP2X7V - The present invention provides novel polynucleotides encoding HBMYP2X7v polypeptides, fragments and homologues thereof. Also provided are vectors, host cells, antibodies, and recombinant and synthetic methods for producing said polypeptides. The invention further relates to diagnostic and therapeutic methods for applying these novel HBMYP2X7v polypeptides to the diagnosis, treatment, and/or prevention of various diseases and/or disorders related to these polypeptides. The invention further relates to screening methods for identifying agonists and antagonists of the polynucleotides and polypeptides of the present invention.02-09-2012
20100184958MONOCLONAL ANTIBODY CAPABLE OF BINDING TO HEPARIN-BINDING EPIDERMAL GROWTH FACTOR-LIKE GROWTH FACTOR - Medicaments for treating diseases related to HB-EGF escalation are in demand. The present invention provides a monoclonal antibody or an antibody fragment thereof which binds to a cell membrane-bound HB-EGF, a membrane type HB-EGF and a secretory HB-EGF.07-22-2010
20100261887TACI-IMMUNOGLOBULIN FUSION PROTEINS FOR TREATMENT OF RELAPSING MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS - The invention relates to TACI-Immunoglobulin fusion proteins for the treatment of relapsing multiple sclerosis.10-14-2010
20090048432ANTI-IL-20 ANTIBODY AND ITS USE IN TREATING IL-20 ASSOCIATED INFLAMMATORY DISEASES - This invention features an antibody specifically binding to human IL-20 (e.g., mAb 7E and a equivalent thereof) and its use in treating an IL-20 associated inflammatory disease, such as atherosclerosis, RA, psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis, bacteria-induced gastric ulcer, and acute renal failure.02-19-2009
20100184959Polypeptide Variants - The present invention relates to methods for selecting, obtaining or producing Fc variant polypeptides which show altered recognition for an Fc ligand (e.g., FcγR, CIq). Additionally, the Fc variant polypeptides may have altered antibody-dependent cell-mediated cytotoxicity (ADCC) and/or complement dependent cytotoxicity (CDC) activity. The invention further provides methods and protocols for the application of said Fc variant polypeptides particularly for therapeutic purposes.07-22-2010
20120142902Prevention and Treatment of Synucleinopathic and Amyloidogenic Disease - The invention provides improved agents and methods for treatment of diseases associated with synucleinopathic diseases, including Lewy bodies of alpha-synuclein in the brain of a patient. Such methods entail administering agents that induce a beneficial immunogenic response against the Lewy body. The methods are particularly useful for prophylactic and therapeutic treatment of Parkinson's disease.06-07-2012
20120142901PURIFICATION METHOD WHICH PREVENTS DENATURATION OF AN ANTIBODY - The present invention provides a method of purifying an antibody by protein A affinity chromatography. More specifically, the present invention provides a technique relating to an elution buffer solution which provides a good antibody recovery rate without denaturation.06-07-2012
20120142900ANTIBODIES TO IL-6 AND USE THEREOF - The present invention relates to anti-IL-6 antibodies and antibody fragments having a particular epitopic specificity. These antibodies and antibody fragments have clinical therapeutic and diagnostic applications in treating and detecting disease conditions wherein Il-6 levels are elevated.06-07-2012
20120142899NOVEL ANTI-NOTCH3 ANTIBODIES AND THEIR USE IN THE DETECTION AND DIAGNOSIS OF DISEASE - The present invention relates to novel antibodies that bind specifically to human Notch 3 and their use in the detection and/or diagnosis of Notch 3 related diseases, such as cancer. The present invention also includes nucleic acids encoding these novel antibodies, vectors and cell lines harboring the nucleic acids, and kits comprising the antibodies for use in the detection and diagnosis.06-07-2012
20130123471Antibody Against Carcinoembryonic Antigen and Uses Thereof - The invention discloses a humanized chimeric monoclonal antibody against carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA), polynucleotides encoding the antibody, expression vectors comprising the polynucleotides, and host cells containing the expression vectors. The invention also discloses uses of the antibody, polynucleotides, vectors and host cells for manufacturing medicaments for diagnosis and/or treatment of tumors.05-16-2013
20100240872ANTI-Muc 17 ANTIBODY - An antibody that binds to Mucin17 (Muc17) is disclosed. The antibody of the present invention preferably binds to the peptide of SEQ ID NO:3 and does not bind to the peptide of SEQ ID NO:4 or the peptide of SEQ ID NO:5. Also disclosed are an anti-cancer agent, preferably an anti-cancer agent for pancreatic cancer, which comprises the antibody of the present invention, as well as a method of diagnosing cancer using the antibody of the present invention, preferably the antibody of the present invention that does not bind to the secreted-form of Muc17.09-23-2010
20100234576HUMAN TOLL HOMOLOGUES - The invention relates to the identification and isolation of novel DNAs encoding the human Toll proteins PRO285, PRO286, and PRO358, and to methods and means for the recombinant production of these proteins. The invention also concerns antibodies specifically binding the PRO285, or PRO286, or PRO358 Toll protein.09-16-2010
20100240874METHOD FOR PURIFYING CANCER-SPECIFIC PROLIFERATING CELL NUCLEAR ANTIGEN - An isolated antibody that binds a cancer specific Proliferating Cell Nuclear Antigen (csPCNA) that binds to the amino acid sequence LeuLysGlnLeuAspAlaGlnGlnThrGlnLeuArgIle AspSerPhePheArgLeuAlaGlnGlnGluLysGluAspAlaLysArg (SEQ ID No. 1). An immunoassay that utilizes an isolated antibody that binds a form of csPCNA that binds to the SEQ ID No. 1 to identify the presence of csPCNA in a sample.09-23-2010
20100222555Monoclonal antibodies that neutralize botulinum neurotoxin - This invention provides antibodies that specifically bind to botulinum neurotoxin type A (BoNT/A) and/or botulinum neurotoxin type B (BoNT/B) and the epitopes bound by those antibodies. The antibodies and derivatives thereof and/or other antibodies that specifically bind to the neutralizing epitopes provided herein can be used to neutralize botulinum neurotoxin and are therefore also useful in the treatment of botulism. Also included in the invention are diagnostic and therapeutic assays directed to botulinum neurotoxins.09-02-2010
20100145028Increasing The Production Of Recombinant Antibodies In Mammalian Cells By Site-Directed Mutagenesis - The present invention relates to a reliable, reproducible method for improving the producibility of an antibody. More specifically, this invention provides a method for modifying the heavy chain of an antibody to improve its producibility in eukaryotic cells. Additionally, the method of the invention may improve both antibody producibility and one or more antigen binding characteristics. The invention further provides modified antibodies which are better produced and which have either no change in their antigen binding characteristics or exhibit improved antigen binding characteristics.06-10-2010
20100145027Compositions and Methods for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Tumor - The present invention is directed to compositions of matter useful for the diagnosis and treatment of tumor in mammals and to methods of using those compositions of matter for the same.06-10-2010
20090076250Substance that Specifically Recognizes PD-1 - Compounds that can recognize selectively both PD-1 protein and a membrane protein co-existing with PD-1 on a cell membrane, and can transmit a suppressive signal of PD-1. The compounds are useful for medical treatment and/or prevention of diseases caused by immune abnormality.03-19-2009
20090076249Antibodies against CD38 for treatment of multiple myeloma - Isolated human monoclonal antibodies which bind to human CD38, and related antibody-based compositions and molecules, are disclosed. Also disclosed are pharmaceutical compositions comprising the human antibodies, and therapeutic and diagnostic methods for using the human antibodies.03-19-2009
20100210825ANTI-IL-22RA ANTIBODIES AND BINDING PARTNERS AND METHODS OF USING IN INFLAMMATION - The present invention relates to blocking, inhibiting, reducing, antagonizing or neutralizing the activity of IL-22, IL-20, or both IL-20 and IL-22 polypeptide molecules. IL-20 and IL-22 are cytokines that are involved in inflammatory processes and human disease. IL-22RA (zcytor11) is a common receptor for IL-20 and IL-22. The present invention includes anti-IL-22RA antibodies and binding partners, as well as methods for antagonizing IL-22 or both IL-20 and IL-22 using such antibodies and binding partners.08-19-2010
20130217863Method to Improve Glycosylation Profile and to Induce Maximal Cytotoxicity for Antibody - The present invention relates to the production of recombinant glycoproteins or antibodies that have an improved glycosylation profile and effector functions such as ADCC and/or CDC. The present invention is in particular related to the production of glycoproteins or antibodies having a valuable glycosylation profile, especially a low fucose level and/or a high oligomannose level and/or presence of sialic acid to the glycans.08-22-2013
20130217864HUMAN INTERLEUKIN-1 RECEPTOR ANTAGONIST - HYBRID FC FUSION PROTEIN - The present disclosure provides a fusion protein comprising IL-1 receptor antagonist fused to a hybrid Fc. Particularly the present disclosure relates to a fusion protein comprising IL-1 receptor antagonist fused to a human immunoglobulin hybrid Fc fragment. In one embodiment, the hybrid Fc fragment comprises IgD and IgG4. Also provided is a pharmaceutical composition comprising the present fusion protein, which are useful for treating autoimmune disease including rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis), psoriasis and diabetes and the like. The present fusion protein with excellent efficacy and reduced side effects is qualified for clinical development as therapeutic antibodies to treat autoimmune disease.08-22-2013
20100222556ANTIBODIES TO CYTOKINE RECEPTOR ZALPHA11 - Novel polypeptides, polynucleotides encoding the polypeptides, and related compositions and methods are disclosed for zalpha11, a novel cytokine receptor. The polypeptides may be used within methods for detecting ligands that stimulate the proliferation and/or development of hematopoietic, lymphoid and myeloid cells in vitro and in vivo. Ligand-binding receptor polypeptides can also be used to block ligand activity in vitro and in vivo. The polynucleotides encoding zalpha11, are located on chromosome 16, and can be used to identify a region of the genome associated with human disease states. The present invention also includes methods for producing the protein, uses therefor and antibodies thereto.09-02-2010
20100125130TUMOUR NECROSIS FACTOR BINDING LIGANDS - The present invention relates to ligands which bind to human tumour necrosis factor alpha (TNF) in a manner such that upon binding of these ligands to TNF the biological activity of TNF is modified. In preferred forms the ligand binds to TNF in a manner such that the induction of fibrin deposition in the tumour and induction of endothelial procoagulant activity of the TNF is inhibited; the binding of TNF to receptors on endothelial cells, tumour regression, cytotoxicity and receptor binding activities of the TNF on tumour cells are unaffected. The ligand is preferably an antibody, F(ab) fragment, single domain antibody (dABs), single chain antibody or a serum binding protein. It is preferred, however, that the ligand is a monoclonal antibody or F(ab) fragment thereof.05-20-2010
20090286962CHIMERIC ANTIBODIES WITH PART NEW WORLD PRIMATE BINDING REGIONS - The present invention provides a chimeric antibody polypeptide comprising an antigen binding site, wherein the antigen binding site comprises a human variable domain having at least one New World Primate CDR.11-19-2009
20100197896FUNCTIONAL HUMANIZATION OF COMPLEMENTARITY DETERMINING REGIONS (CDRS) - Current humanization approaches for immunoglobulins focus mostly on modifying the framework regions into human sequences. Herein is provided a method for humanizing antibody complementarity-determining regions (CDRs) through functional humanization to reduce the potential immunogenicity of non-human CDR-containing antibodies. CDRs with high sequence homology to the parent CDR are identified from a database of human CDR sequences. One or more human CDRs that are highly homologous to the parent CDR sequence can be used to replace the corresponding CDRs of murine immunoglobulins (or their humanized, or re-engineered versions). Human CDRs that improve or have minimal effects on the antigen binding affinity and specificity are adopted.08-05-2010
20100197895ANTIBODIES TO HUMAN TUMOR NECROSIS FACTOR RECEPTOR - Tumor necrosis factors and their receptors have proven usefulness in both basic research and as therapeutics. The present invention provides a new human tumor necrosis factor receptor designated as “Ztnfr12.”08-05-2010
20100197897BINDING MOLECULES - The present invention relates to the manufacture of a diverse repertoire of functional heavy chain-only antibodies that undergo affinity maturation, and uses thereof. The invention also relates to the manufacture and use of a diverse repertoire of class-specific heavy chain-only antibodies and to the manufacture and use of multivalent polypeptide complexes with antibody heavy chain functionality, preferably antibody heavy chain binding functionality, constant region effector activity and, optionally, additional effector functions.08-05-2010
20090209732Secreted and Transmembrane Polypeptides and Nucleic Acids Encoding the Same - The present invention is directed to novel polypeptides and to nucleic acid molecules encoding those polypeptides. Also provided herein are vectors and host cells comprising those nucleic acid sequences, chimeric polypeptide molecules comprising the polypeptides of the present invention fused to heterologous polypeptide sequences, antibodies which bind to the polypeptides of the present invention and to methods for producing the polypeptides of the present invention.08-20-2009
20120245329HIGH PRESSURE REFOLDING OF MONOCLONAL ANTIBODY AGGREGATES - Methods for refolding antibodies, particularly monoclonal antibodies, from aggregated and/or denatured preparations by subjecting the antibody preparation to high hydrostatic pressure are provided. Refolded preparations of antibodies produced by the methods described herein are also provided.09-27-2012
20090221803MODULATION OF ANTIBODY EFFECTOR FUNCTION BY HINGE DOMAIN ENGINEERING - The present invention relates to novel molecules (Fc variants) comprising at least one antigen binding region and an Fc region that further comprises a modified hinge which alters the binding of Fc to one or more Fc ligand (e.g., FcγRs) and/or modulates effector function. More specifically, this invention provides Fc variants that have modified binding affinity to one or more FcγR and/or CIq. Additionally, the Fc variants have altered antibody-dependent cell-mediated cytotoxicity (ADCC) and/or complement dependent cytotoxicity (CDC) activity. The invention further provides methods and protocols for the application of said Fc variants particularly for therapeutic purposes.09-03-2009
20090318672ANTIBODIES TO PRO352 - The present invention is directed to novel polypeptides and to nucleic acid molecules encoding those polypeptides. Also provided herein are vectors and host cells comprising those nucleic acid sequences, chimeric polypeptide molecules comprising the polypeptides of the present invention fused to heterologous polypeptide sequences, antibodies which bind to the polypeptides of the present invention and to methods for producing the polypeptides of the present invention.12-24-2009
20110130546IMMUNOSUPPRESSIVE POLYPEPTIDES AND NUCLEIC ACIDS - The invention provides immunosuppressive polypeptides and nucleic acids encoding such polypeptides. In one aspect, the invention provides mutant CTLA-4 polypeptides and nucleic acids encoding mutant CTLA-4 polypeptides. Compositions and methods for utilizing such polypeptides and nucleic acids are also provided.06-02-2011
20090111972NOVEL HEMOPOIETIN RECEPTOR PROTEIN, NR12 - A novel hemopoietin receptor gene (NR12) was successfully isolated by extracting motifs conserved among the amino acid sequences of known hemopoietin receptors and by using the predicted sequence. The NR12 gene encodes two forms of proteins, a transmembrane type and a soluble type. The expression of the NR12 gene was detected in tissues containing hematopoietic cells. NR12 is a novel hemopoietin receptor molecule involved in the regulation of immune system and hematopoiesis in vivo. Thus, NR12 is useful in the search for novel hematopoietic factors that functionally bind to the NR12 receptor, and in the development of therapeutic drugs for diseases associated with immunity or hematopoiesis.04-30-2009
20090105458NOVEL HEMOPOIETIN RECEPTOR PROTEIN, NR12 - A novel hemopoietin receptor gene (NR12) was successfully isolated by extracting motifs conserved among the amino acid sequences of known hemopoietin receptors and by using the predicted sequence. The NR12 gene encodes two forms of proteins, a transmembrane type and a soluble type. The expression of the NR12 gene was detected in tissues containing hematopoietic cells. NR12 is a novel hemopoietin receptor molecule involved in the regulation of immune system and hematopoiesis in vivo. Thus, NR12 is useful in the search for novel hematopoietic factors that functionally bind to the NR12 receptor, and in the development of therapeutic drugs for diseases associated with immunity or hematopoiesis.04-23-2009
20090105457NOVEL HEMOPOIETIN RECEPTOR PROTEIN, NR12 - A novel hemopoietin receptor gene (NR12) was successfully isolated by extracting motifs conserved among the amino acid sequences of known hemopoietin receptors and by using the predicted sequence. The NR12 gene encodes two forms of proteins, a transmembrane type and a soluble type. The expression of the NR12 gene was detected in tissues containing hematopoietic cells. NR12 is a novel hemopoietin receptor molecule involved in the regulation of immune system and hematopoiesis in vivo. Thus, NR12 is useful in the search for novel hematopoietic factors that functionally bind to the NR12 receptor, and in the development of therapeutic drugs for diseases associated with immunity or hematopoiesis.04-23-2009
20110112279Compositions and Methods Relating to STOP-1 - The present invention provides novel polypeptides, antibodies, antagonists, agonists, potentiators, nucleic acid molecules, compositions and methods relating to the STOP-1 polypeptide that are useful for treating and preventing diseases and for medical diagnosis and research. The present invention also provides consensus sequences and specific sequences for antibodies that specifically bind to STOP-1 that are useful in the methods described herein.05-12-2011
20130144041HOMOGENEOUS ANTIBODY POPULATIONS - The present invention is generally directed to methods of producing an increase in the enrichment and/or recovery of preferred forms of monoclonal antibodies. More particularly, the invention relates to methods for eliminating disulfide heterogeneity in the hinge region of recombinant IgG2 antibody proteins.06-06-2013
20130144042B7-RELATED NUCLEIC ACIDS AND POLYPEPTIDES USEFUL FOR IMMUNOMODULATION - The present invention provides nucleic acids encoding B7-related factors that modulate the activation of immune or inflammatory response cells, such as T-cells. Also provided are expression vectors and fusion constructs comprising nucleic acids encoding B7-related polypeptides, including BSL1, BSL2, and BSL3. The present invention further provides isolated B7-related polypeptides, isolated fusion proteins comprising B7-related polypeptides, and antibodies that are specifically reactive with B7-related polypeptides, or portions thereof. In addition, the present invention provides assays utilizing B7-related nucleic acids, polypeptides, or peptides. The present invention further provides compositions of B7-related nucleic acids, polypeptides, fusion proteins, or antibodies that are useful for the immunomodulation of a human or animal subject.06-06-2013
20110028697PROPHYLACTIC/THERAPEUTIC AGENT FOR INFECTIOUS DISEASE - Disclosed is a prophylactic or therapeutic agent for bacterial infectious diseases, which comprises an antibody capable of binding to a toxin or an antitoxin that constitutes a bacterial toxin-antitoxin system to inhibit the interaction between the toxin and the antitoxin or a gene for the antibody as an active ingredient.02-03-2011
20100331526CAPTURE PURIFICATION PROCESSES FOR PROTEINS EXPRESSED IN A NON-MAMMALIAN SYSTEM - Methods of purifying proteins expressed in non-mammalian expression systems in a non-native soluble form directly from cell lysate are disclosed. Methods of purifying proteins expressed in non-mammalian expression systems in a non-native limited solubility form directly from a refold solution are also disclosed. Resin regeneration methods are also provided.12-30-2010
20100240873LIGAND (ACT-4-L) TO A RECEPTOR ON THE SURFACE OF ACTIVATED CD4+ TCELLS - The invention provides ligands and fragments thereof to a receptor on the surface of activated CD409-23-2010
20100331527Readily Isolated Bispecific Antibodies with Native Immunoglobulin Format - A bispecific antibody format providing ease of isolation is provided, comprising immunoglobulin heavy chain variable domains that are differentially modified in the CH3 domain, wherein the differential modifications are non-immunogenic or substantially non-immunogenic with respect to the CH3 modifications, and at least one of the modifications results in a differential affinity for the bispecific antibody for an affinity reagent such as Protein A, and the bispecific antibody is isolable from a disrupted cell, from medium, or from a mixture of antibodies based on its affinity for Protein A.12-30-2010
20110009601LABELED PROTEIN AND METHOD FOR OBTAINING THE SAME - It is an object of the present invention to obtain a labeled protein, and specifically, to separate a labeled protein and the same unlabeled protein. There is provided a labeled protein including: a protein to be labeled having a target protein, at least one or more affinity interaction domains for binding to an affinity support, and at least one or more labeling sites; and a labeling reagent binding to at least one of the labeling sites; wherein the affinity of the labeled protein for the affinity support is difference from that of the protein to be labeled for the affinity support.01-13-2011
20110040074PRODUCTION METHODS - The present invention provides methods of reducing the levels of a titratable selectable pressure required, the number of amplification cycles, and the time taken to generate protein expressing cell lines by altering the codons of the desired open-reading-frames. Through the use of codon adaptation for this purpose the methods of the invention consistently provide sufficient yields in faster time frames saving many weeks in cell line development activities. Furthermore the methods of the invention also generate cell lines with lower concentrations of selection and amplification agent than previously achievable. Accordingly lower levels of selection and amplification marker in the final cells lines are observed.02-17-2011
20110009599APO-2 RECEPTOR POLYPEPTIDES - Novel polypeptides, designated Apo-2, which are capable of modulating apoptosis are provided. Compositions including Apo-2 chimeras, nucleic acid encoding Apo-2, and antibodies to Apo-2 are also provided.01-13-2011
20110034674Virus filtration methods - The present invention relates to the field of protein purification. In particular, the invention concerns methods for increasing the filtration capacity of virus filters, by combined use of endotoxin removal and cation-exchange media in the prefiltration process.02-10-2011
20110034675Ilt3 Binding Molecules And Uses Therefor - The present invention provides binding molecules that specifically bind to ILT3, e.g., human ILT3 (hILT3), on antigen presenting cells, such as for example, monocytes, macrophages and dendritic cells (DC), e.g., monocyte-derived dendritic cells (MDDC). The binding molecules of the invention are characterized by binding to hILT3 with high affinity and downmodulating immune responses in vitro, e.g., downmodulating alloimmune responses; the production of inflammatory cytokines by dendritic cells, e.g., monocyte-derived dendritic cells (MDDC); the upregulation of costimulatory molecules by DC, e.g., MDDC; and/or calcium flux in monocytes. In addition, the binding molecules upregulate the expression of inhibitory receptors on dendritic cells, e.g., immature dendritic cells. Surprisingly, these same binding molecules which downmodulate immune responses in vitro, are immunostimulatory in vivo.02-10-2011
20110034673MONOCLONAL ANTIBODY CAPABLE OF BINDING TO HEPARIN-BINDING EPIDERMAL GROWTH FACTOR-LIKE GROWTH FACTOR - Medicaments for treating diseases related to HB-EGF escalation are in demand. The present invention provides a monoclonal antibody or an antibody fragment thereof which binds to a cell membrane-bound HB-EGF, a membrane type HB-EGF and a secretory HB-EGF.02-10-2011
20110040075ANTIBODY PURIFICATION BY PROTEIN A AND ION EXCHANGE CHROMATOGRAPHY - A novel method for selectively removing leaked protein A from antibody purified by means of protein A affinity chromatography is disclosed.02-17-2011
20110118443ANTIBODY DESIGN USING ANTI-LIPID ANTIBODY CRYSTAL STRUCTURES - Methods for designing optimized antibodies, including optimized humanized or human antibodies, to target bioactive lipids are provided. These methods may be performed in silico and may be intended to enhance binding affinity of an antibody to its original target lipid, and/or to alter binding specificity. Antibodies produced by these methods are also provided, as are methods for using them.05-19-2011
20100222557CYTOKINE ZALPHA11LIGAND ANTIBODIES - Antibodies that bind to polypeptides and peptides comprising the sequence of zalpha11 Ligand as shown in SEQ ID NO: 2 are described. The antibodies may bind the full length sequence of 162 amino acid residues or a fragment thereof, including a mature polypeptide of 131 amino acid residues and smaller polypeptide and peptide sequences. The antibodies may include antibodies that are polyclonal, monoclonal, murine, humanized or neutralizing. Methods for producing the antibodies are also described.09-02-2010
20090105459NOVEL HEMOPOIETIN RECEPTOR PROTEIN, NR12 - A novel hemopoietin receptor gene (NR12) was successfully isolated by extracting motifs conserved among the amino acid sequences of known hemopoietin receptors and by using the predicted sequence. The NR12 gene encodes two forms of proteins, a transmembrane type and a soluble type. The expression of the NR12 gene was detected in tissues containing hematopoietic cells. NR12 is a novel hemopoietin receptor molecule involved in the regulation of immune system and hematopoiesis in vivo. Thus, NR12 is useful in the search for novel hematopoietic factors that functionally bind to the NR12 receptor, and in the development of therapeutic drugs for diseases associated with immunity or hematopoiesis.04-23-2009
20100130728TACI-IMMUNOGLOBULIN FUSION PROTEINS - Molecules that interfere with the binding of a tumor necrosis factor receptor with its ligand, such as a soluble receptor, have proven usefulness in both basic research and as therapeutics. The present invention provides improved soluble transmembrane activator and calcium modulator and cyclophilin ligand-interactor (TACI) receptors.05-27-2010
20110251374ANTIBODY PURIFICATION METHOD - Provided is a purification method that purifies an antibody to a high purity, effectively removes antibody polymer (or aggregate), and improves antibody recovery rate. An antibody purification method including a step for treating a solution containing an antibody by mixed mode chromatography in the presence of an amino acid is provided.10-13-2011
20110178278Antibody Against the CSF-1R - The present invention provides antibodies specific for the CSF-1R, compositions comprising said antibodies and methods of treatment using such compositions.07-21-2011
20090215992Dual variable domain immunoglobulin and uses thereof - The present invention relates to engineered multivalent and multispecific binding proteins, methods of making, and specifically to their uses in the prevention and/or treatment of acute and chronic inflammatory and other diseases.08-27-2009
20100069615Regulation of Human Transmembrane Serine Protease - Reagents that regulate human transmembrane serine protease activity and reagents that bind to human transmembrane serine protease gene products can be used to regulate extracellular matrix degradation. Such regulation is particularly useful for treating COPD, metastasis of malignant cells, tumor angiogenesis, inflammation, atherosclerosis, neurodegenerative diseases, and pathogenic infections.03-18-2010
20110251375SYNTHETIC IMMUNOGLOBULIN DOMAINS WITH BINDING PROPERTIES ENGINEERED IN REGIONS OF THE MOLECULE DIFFERENT FROM THE COMPLEMENTARITY DETERMINING REGIONS - Immunoglobulins which each have one or more amino acid modifications in at least one structural loop region of such immunoglobulins, where the modified loop region specifically binds to an epitope of an antigen to which an unmodified immunoglobulin does not significantly bind, obtained from display libraries.10-13-2011
20110098449MODULATORS OF HEPATOCYTE GROWTH FACTOR ACTIVATOR - The invention provides methods and compositions for modulating hepatocyte growth factor activator function.04-28-2011
20110087010ANTI-ANGIOGENIC COMPOUNDS - The present invention provides AA targeting compounds which comprise AA targeting agent-linker conjugates which are linked to a combining site of an antibody. Various uses of the compounds are provided, including methods to treat disorders connected to abnormal angiogenesis.04-14-2011
20110054148ANTIBODIES TO INTERFERON-LIKE PROTEIN ZCYTO21(IL-29) - The present invention relates to polynucleotide and polypeptide molecules for Zcyto21, an interferon-like protein, which is most closely related to interferon-α at the amino acid sequence level. The present invention also includes antibodies to the Zcyto21 polypeptides, and methods of using the polynucleotides and polypeptides.03-03-2011
20110034676ANTI-SIALIC ACID ANTIBODY MOLECULES - A method of generating and isolating a recombinant high affinity anti-sialic acid antibody molecule comprises the steps of immunising a host with an immunogen comprising a conjugate of sialic acid and a carrier protein to generate an anti-sialic acid polyclonal serum, isolating a sample of RNA from the immunised avian host, and generating and screening of a library of recombinant antibody molecules from the RNA sample, and isolating a recombinant high affinity anti-sialic acid antibody molecule. The antibody molecule is selected from the group consisting of: whole antibodies; scFv fragments; and Fab fragments, and the host is 02-10-2011
20110257371Methods of Treating Chronic Pain - Methods of Treating Chronic Pain The invention relates to an anti-CGRP antibody for use in the prevention and/or treatment of chronic pain and/or symptoms of chronic pain, and to a method of treating and/or preventing chronic pain and/or symptoms of chronic pain using an anti-CGRP antibody.10-20-2011
20100267936PROCESS FOR CORRECTION OF A DISULFIDE MISFOLD IN Fc MOLECULES - The present invention concerns a process by which a misfold in an Fc fusion molecule can be prevented or corrected. In one embodiment, the process comprises (a) preparing a pharmacologically active compound comprising an Fc domain; (b) treating the fusion molecule with a copper (II) halide; and (c) isolating the treated fusion molecule. The pharmacologically active compound can be an antibody or a fusion molecule comprising a pharmacologically active domain and an Fc domain. The preferred copper (II) halide is CuCl10-21-2010
20100267935ANTIBODY HAVING INHIBITORY EFFECT ON AMYLOID FIBRIL FORMATION - Disclosed is an antibody having a high inhibitory effect on amyloid fibril formation. An antibody is produced by using a liposome containing a GM1 ganglioside at a predetermined ratio as an immunogen. Thus, the sequences of four types of antibodies each having a high inhibitory effect on amyloid fibril formation can be provided.10-21-2010
20100267933PURIFICATION OF PROTEINS - The present invention relates to a selectively soluble polymer capable of binding to one or more constituents in a mixture containing various biological materials and the methods of using such a polymer to purify a biomolecule from such a mixture. The polymer is soluble in the mixture under a certain set of process conditions such as pH or temperature and is rendered insoluble and precipitates out of solution upon a change in the process conditions. While in its solubilized state, the polymer is capable of binding to a selected entity within the stream such as impurities (DNA, RNA, host cell protein, endotoxins, etc) in a cell broth and remains capable of binding to that entity even after the polymer is precipitated out of solution. The precipitate can then be filtered out from the remainder of the stream and the desired biomolecule is recovered and further processed.10-21-2010
20110213127METHODS FOR USING AND IDENTIFYING MODULATORS OF DELTA-LIKE 4 - In certain embodiments, this present invention provides antibodies that act as either agonists or antagonists of Delta-like 4 (Dll4) signaling.09-01-2011
20110152504CD16A Binding Proteins and Use for the Treatment of Immune Disorders - CD 16A binding proteins useful for the reduction of a deleterious immune response asre described. In one aspect, humanized anti-cd16A antibodies, optionally lacking effector function, are used for the treatment of immune disorders such as idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura and autoimme hemolytic anemia.06-23-2011
20090082549FcE-PE chimeric protein for targeted treatment of allergy responses a method for its production and pharmaceutical compositions containing the same - The present invention generally relates to a new approach for the therapy of allergic responses, based on targeted elimination of cells expressing the FcεRI receptor by a chimeric cytotoxin FC03-26-2009
20130197198Removal Of High Molecular Weight Aggregates Using Hydroxyapatite Chromatography - This invention relates to the application of hydroxyapatite chromatography to the purification of at least one antibody from a preparation containing high molecular weight aggregates. Further, this invention relates to an integration of ceramic hydroxyapatite chromatography into a combination chromatographic protocol for the removal of high molecular weight aggregates from an antibody preparation.08-01-2013
20080214787MN Gene and Protein - A new gene—MN—and proteins/polypeptides encoded therefrom are disclosed. Recombinant nucleic acid molecules for expressing MN proteins/polypeptides and recombinant proteins are provided. Expression of the MN gene is disclosed as being associated with tumorigenicity, and the invention concerns methods and compositions for detecting and/or quantitating MN antigen and/or MN-specific antibodies in vertebrate samples that are diagnostic/prognostic for neoplastic and pre-neoplastic disease. Test kits embodying the immunoassays of this invention are provided. MN-specific antibodies are disclosed that can be used diagnostically/prognostically, therapeutically, for imaging, and/or for affinity purification of MN proteins/polypeptides. Also provided are nucleic acid probes for the MN gene as well as test kits comprising said probes. The invention also concerns vaccines comprising MN proteins/polypeptides which are effective to immunize a vertebrate against neoplastic diseases associated with the expression of MN proteins. The invention still further concerns antisense nucleic acid sequences that can be used to inhibit MN gene expression, and polymerase chain reaction (PCR) assays to detect genetic rearrangements.09-04-2008
20080214788INTERFERON-LIKE PROTEIN ZCYTO21 - The present invention relates to polynucleotide and polypeptide molecules for Zcyto21, an interferon-like protein, which is most closely related to interferon-α at the amino acid sequence level. The present invention also includes antibodies to the Zcyto21 polypeptides, and methods of using the polynucleotides and polypeptides.09-04-2008
20080214789ANTIANGIOGENESIS THERAPY OF AUTOIMMUNE DISEASE IN PATIENTS WHO HAVE FAILED PRIOR THERAPY - The present application describes therapy with angiogenesis antagonists such as anti-VEGF antibodies. In particular, the application describes the use of such antagonists to treat autoimmune disease in a patient who has failed prior treatment such as treatment with DMARDs or TNFα-inhibitors.09-04-2008
20080255342PROTEIN PURIFICATION METHOD - A method for removing contaminant DNA in a sample containing a physiologically active protein, which comprises the following steps: 10-16-2008
20120302739BIOLOGICAL PRODUCTS - There is disclosed antibody molecules containing at least one CDR derived from a mouse monoclonal antibody having specificity for human CD22. There is also disclosed a CDR grafted antibody wherein at least one of the CDRs is a modified CDR. Further disclosed are DNA sequences encoding the clains of the antibody molecules, vectors, transformed host cells and uses of the antibody molecules in the treatment of diseases mediated by cells expressing CD22.11-29-2012
20120302738Recombinant antibody vector - A recombinant antibody vector for producing a single chain recombinant antibody comprises: (a) a contiguous nucleotide sequence: (i) that comprises a restriction endonuclease site that encodes an amino acid sequence of an immunoglobulin variable region; and (ii) that encodes an immunoglobulin constant region amino acid sequence in the same reading frame as (i), wherein another nucleotide sequence encoding (iii) an immunoglobulin variable region amino acid sequence, is insertable into the restriction endonuclease site in the same reading frame as (ii); and (b) one or more regulatory nucleotide sequences operably linked or connected to said nucleotide sequence, wherein the amino acid sequence in (i) comprises amino acids conserved in different immunoglobulin variable regions. The restriction endonuclease site may be a SacI site which encodes the conserved amino acids glutamate and leucine. In frame insertion of the nucleotide sequence of (iii) is facilitated by ligase independent cloning.11-29-2012
20120302737COILED COIL AND/OR TETHER CONTAINING PROTEIN COMPLEXES AND USES THEREOF - The invention provides engineered protein complexes constructed using a coiled coil and/or a tether and methods for making, using, and purifying such complexes, such as multispecific antibodies or other multispecific Fc containing complexes.11-29-2012
20110257372IMMUNOGLOBULINS DEVOID OF LIGHT CHAINS - There is provided an isolated immunoglobulin comprising two heavy polypeptide chains sufficient for the formation of a complete antigen binding site or several antigen binding sites, wherein the immunoglobulin is further devoid of light polypeptide chains.10-20-2011
20110263830PROCESS FOR THE MODULATION OF THE ANTAGONISTIC ACTIVITY OF A MONOCLONAL ANTIBODY - The present disclosure relates to the antibody engineering field and, more particularly, to a process for the screening of antibodies and/or the modulation of the agonistic/antagonistic activity of antibodies. More particularly, the disclosure concerns a process of improving the antagonistic activity of a monoclonal antibody directed against a specific target molecule, or a divalent functional fragment or derivative thereof, the antibody being capable of inhibiting one or more of the biological activities of the target molecule, wherein the process comprises a stage of reconfiguration of the hinge region consisting of a modification of the amino acid sequence of the hinge region by the deletion, the addition or the substitution of at least one amino acid. The disclosure also relates to polypeptides useful for such a modulation method and the obtained antibodies10-27-2011
20110118444BINDING MOLECULES - The present invention relates to the manufacture of a diverse repertoire of functional heavy chain-only antibodies that undergo affinity maturation, and uses thereof. The invention also relates to the manufacture and use of a diverse repertoire of class-specific heavy chain-only antibodies and to the manufacture and use of multivalent polypeptide complexes with antibody heavy chain functionality, preferably antibody heavy chain binding functionality, constant region effector activity and, optionally, additional effector functions.05-19-2011
20110137016COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR THE DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT OF TUMOR - The present invention is directed to compositions of matter useful for the diagnosis and treatment of tumor in mammals and to methods of using those compositions of matter for the same.06-09-2011
20110137015Markers of XMRV Infection and Uses Thereof - The present invention relates generally to assays for the detection of Xenotropic Murine Leukemia Virus-related Retrovirus (“XMRV”) and diseases associated with XMRV infection. Additionally, the invention relates to specific XMRV antigens capable of inducing an immunogenic response as well as XMRV-related nucleic acids having significant diagnostic, screening, and therapeutic utilities.06-09-2011
20100305306NOVEL RECEPTOR TREM (TRIGGERING RECEPTOR EXPRESSED ON MYELOID CELLS) AND USES THEREOF - Novel activating receptors of the Ig super-family expressed on human myeloid cells, called TREM(s) (triggering receptor expressed on myeloid cells) are provided. Specifically, two (2) members of TREMs, TREM-1 and TREM-2 are disclosed. TREM-1 is a transmembrane glycoprotein expressed selectively on blood neutrophils and a subset of monocytes but not on lymphocytes and other cell types and is upregulated by bacterial and fungal products. Use of TREM-1 in treatment and diagnosis of various inflammatory diseases is also provided. TREM-2 is also a transmembrane glycoprotein expressed selectively on mast cells and peripheral dendritic cells (DCs) but not on granulocytes or monocytes. DC stimulation via TREM-2 leads to DC maturation and resistance to apoptosis, and induces strong upregulation of CCR7 and subsequent chemotaxis toward macrophage inflammatory protein 3-β. TREM-2 has utility in modulating host immune responses in various immune disorders, including autoimmune diseases and allergic disorders.12-02-2010
20100324272PANCREATIC CANCER GENES - The present invention provides the art with the DNA coding sequences of polynucleotides that are up-or-down-regulated in cancer and dysplasia. These polynucleotides and encoded proteins or polypeptides can be used in the diagnosis or identification of cancer and dysplasia. Inhibitors of the up-regulated polynucleotides and proteins can decrease the abnormality of cancer and dysplasia. Enhancing the expression of down-regulated polynucleotides or introducing down-regulated proteins to cells can decrease the growth and/or abnormal characteristics of cancer and dysplasia.12-23-2010
20100324271PHAGE-DISPLAYING SINGLE-CHAIN ANTIBODY CAPABLE OF RECOGNIZING NON-REDUCED MANNOSE RESIDUE - It is an object of the present invention to provide antibodies which recognize non-reducing mannose residues. The present invention provides antibodies recognizing non-reducing mannose residues, which are obtained through screening of phage-display library of human scFvs by using, as an antigen, Man3-DPPE which is an artificial glycolipid synthesized from mannotriose and dipalmitoylphosphatidylethanolamine by reductive amination.12-23-2010
20100324270Compositions and Methods of Use for Modulators of Polypeptides and Polynucleotides in Treating Breast Cancer and Melanoma - This invention relates to the polynucleotides and the encoded polypeptides, including novel sequences, of human or non-human primate genes that are amplified in breast and/or other tumor tissues melanoma, as compared to the corresponding normal tissue. The invention also relates to modulators of such polynucleotides and polypeptides, for example, antibodies, that specifically bind to and/or interfere with the activity of this polypeptide, polynucleotide, its fragments, variants, and antagonists. The invention further relates to compositions containing such a polypeptide, polynucleotide, or modulators thereof and uses of such compositions in methods of treating or preventing cancer, by detecting this polynucleotide, polypeptide, or antibodies thereto in patient samples. The invention also provides diagnostic tests for breast cancer and melanoma, by identifying polypeptides and polynucleotides encoded by the cDNA sequence of the invention that correlate with those disorders.12-23-2010
20110190477Humanized Anti-C5aR Antibodies - The present invention is directed to humanized antibodies which bind the human C5a receptor and their use as therapeutic and diagnostic agents. The present invention is further directed toward nucleic acid sequences which encode said humanized antibodies, and their expression in recombinant host cells. In particular, the present invention is directed towards humanized antibodies derived from murine antibody 7F3 which specifically binds to the human C5a receptor.08-04-2011
20120149879BISPECIFIC ANTI-EGFR/ANTI-IGF-1R ANTIBODIES - The present invention relates to bispecific antibodies against EGFR and against IGF-1R, methods for their production, pharmaceutical compositions containing said antibodies, and methods of treatment using the antibodies.06-14-2012
20100190964Antibodies to human ErbB4 - The present invention concerns methods and means for controlling excessive proliferation and/or migration of smooth muscle cells, and in particular for treating stenosis, by using antagonists of a native ErbB4 receptor. The invention further concerns a method for the identification of ErbB4 agonists and antagonists capable of inhibiting or enhancing the proliferation or migration of smooth muscle cells.07-29-2010
20100190962NOVEL SERPENTINE TRANSMEMBRANE ANTIGENS EXPRESSED IN HUMAN CANCERS AND USES THEREOF - Described is a novel family of cell surface serpentine transmembrane antigens. Two of the proteins in this family are exclusively or predominantly expressed in the prostate, as well as in prostate cancer, and thus members of this family have been termed “STEAP” (Six Transmembrane Epithelial Antigens of the Prostate). Four particular human STEAPs are described and characterized herein. The prototype member of the STEAP family, STEAP-1, appears to be a type IIIa membrane protein expressed predominantly in prostate cells in normal human tissues. Structurally, STEAP-1 is a 339 amino acid protein characterized by a molecular topology of six transmembrane domains and intracellular N- and C-termini, suggesting that it folds in a “serpentine” manner into three extracellular and two intracellular loops. STEAP-1 protein expression is maintained at high levels across various stages of prostate cancer. Moreover, STEAP-1 is highly over-expressed in certain other human cancers.07-29-2010
20110190478Purification Process for Fragment Antibodies - A process for purification of a fragment antibody from a culture medium also comprising at least one impurity is provided. The purification is carried out after the pH of the culture medium has been reduced to a pH at which the fragment antibody is soluble, but one or more of the impurities are insoluble. A process for the preparation of a fragment antibody employing such a purification process is also provided.08-04-2011
20110152505METHOD FOR DECREASING IMMUNOGENICITY - A method for decreasing the immunogenicity of antibody variable domains is disclosed.06-23-2011
20110263825ANTI-CD20 MONOCLONAL ANTIBODIES - It is intended to provide a monoclonal antibody having a growth inhibitory activity against a cell having a human CD20 antigen which is produced by using, as immunogens, a human B cell line expressing the human CD20 antigen and a cell line originating in a non-human animal, which is different from an animal to be immunized and has been transformed with human CD20 DNA, and a monoclonal antibody obtained by chimerization or humanization of the above-described monoclonal antibody. These monoclonal antibodies show biological activities suitable for using as drugs.10-27-2011
20100022757Process for the Purification of FC-Containing Proteins - The invention relates to a process for the purification of an Fc-containing protein based on cation exchange chromatography.01-28-2010
20110218328TREATMENT AND PROPHYLAXIS OF AMYLOIDOSIS - Methods useful for effecting prophylaxis or treatment of amyloidosis, including AA Amyloidosis and AL amyloidosis, by administering peptides comprising neoepitopes, such as AA fragments from a C-terminal region of AA, and antibodies specific for neoepitopes of aggregated amyloid proteins, for example, antibodies specific for the C-terminal region of AA fibrils. Antibodies for inhibition of formation and/or increasing clearance of amyloid deposits in a patient thus effecting prophylaxis or treating amyloid disease.09-08-2011
20110218329ANTI-IL-6 ANTIBODIES, COMPOSITIONS, METHODS AND USES - The present invention relates to at least one novel chimeric, humanized or CDR-grafted anti-IL-6 antibodies derived from the murine CLB-8 antibody, including isolated nucleic acids that encode at least one such anti-IL-6 antibody, vectors, host cells, transgenic animals or plants, and methods of making and using thereof, including therapeutic compositions, methods and devices.09-08-2011
20100016557HUMAN ANTIBODIES THAT BIND HUMAN TNFalpha - Human antibodies, preferably recombinant human antibodies, that specifically bind to human tumor necrosis factor α (hTNFα) are disclosed. These antibodies have high affinity for hTNFα (e.g., K01-21-2010
20100056759Methods and Compositions for Efficient Removal of Protein A from Binding Molecule Preparations - The present invention features methods for reducing protein A contamination in a binding molecule preparation, e.g., a therapeutic binding molecule preparation, comprising residual protein A, or fragments thereof.03-04-2010
20100267934STABLE IGG4 ANTIBODIES - The present invention relates to stabilized IgG4 antibodies, to methods of producing such antibodies and to uses of such antibodies as a medicament. In a main aspect, the invention relates to a stabilized IgG4 antibody, comprising a heavy chain and a light chain, wherein said heavy chain comprises a human IgG4 constant region having a substitution of the Arg residue at position (409), the Phe residue at position (405) or the Lys residue at position (370).10-21-2010
20100081796BISPECIFIC ANTI-EGFR/ANTI-IGF-1R ANTIBODIES - The present invention relates to bispecific antibodies against EGFR and against IGF-1R, methods for their production, pharmaceutical compositions containing said antibodies, and methods of treatment using the antibodies.04-01-2010
20090054631COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR TREATMENT OF NON-HODGKIN'S LYMPHOMA - The present invention is directed to compositions of matter useful for the treatment of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in mammals and to methods of using those compositions for the same.02-26-2009
20110071276Method of modifying a monoclonal antibody - Methods, compositions, and kits relating to selecting a prophylactic or therapeutic antibody less likely to induce or aggravate an anti-antibody response in a subject administered the antibody. An antibody for administration to a subject may be selected to match, or at least more closely resemble, the allotypic phenotype of the subject's endogenous antibodies.03-24-2011
20110306756Prevention and Treatment of Amyloidogenic Disease - The invention provides compositions and methods for treatment of amyloidogenic diseases. Such methods entail administering an agent that induces a beneficial immune response against an amyloid deposit in the patient. The methods are particularly useful for prophylactic and therapeutic treatment of Alzheimer's disease. In such methods, a suitable agent is Aβ peptide, active fragments thereof or an antibody thereto.12-15-2011
20110009600Recombinant Antibody Composition - The present invention relates to a recombinant antibody composition having higher complement-dependent cytotoxic activity than a human IgG1 antibody and a human IgG3 antibody, wherein a polypeptide comprising a CH2 domain in the Fc region of a human IgG1 antibody is replaced by a polypeptide comprising an amino acid sequence which corresponds to the same position of a human IgG3 antibody indicated by the EU index as in Kabat, et al.; a DNA encoding the antibody molecule or a heavy chain constant region of the antibody molecule contained in the recombinant antibody composition; a transformant obtainable by introducing the recombinant vector into a host cell; a process for producing the recombinant antibody composition using the transformant; and a medicament comprising the recombinant antibody composition as an active ingredient.01-13-2011
20120041181FUSION PROTEINS FORMING TRIMERS - The present invention refers to fusion proteins comprising a neck region and carbohydrate recognition domain of a collectin trimerization domain, a linker element and an effector polypeptide. Further the invention refers to a nucleic acid encoding the said fusion protein. The fusion proteins, the nucleic acid, and the cell are suitable as pharmaceutical composition or for therapeutic, diagnostic and/or research applications as described herein.02-16-2012
20090182126GUANYLATE-BINDING PROTEIN - A member of the guanylate-binding protein family, designated GBP-4, is provided. Also provided are isolated nucleic acid encoding GBP-4, vectors and host cells containing such nucleic acid molecule, and a method for producing the GBP-4 recombinantly.07-16-2009
20100190963Stirred Tank Reactor And Method - Container for sample preparation or processing, such as biomass culturing or processing, and optionally sample purification. In certain embodiments, the reactor is a bioreactor that includes a stirred cell device that simulates a tangential flow filter to reduce or eliminate clogging that can be caused by the solids generated. In certain embodiments, the solids comprise a precipitate or floc or beads, such as one that includes a polymer that binds the biomolecule(s) of interest, and impurities. In its method aspects, embodiments disclosed herein include purification and isolation of biomolecules of interest derived from cell culture fluids. The methods include carrying out sample preparation or processing in a container, culturing a biomass; generating solids by precipitating or flocculating a biomolecule of interest from the cultured broth; preventing the solids from settling in the container by agitation; and purification, such as by eluting the biomolecule of interest and filtering the same.07-29-2010
20130197199ANTIBODY AGAINST HUMAN PROSTAGLANDIN E2 RECEPTOR EP4 - It is an object of the present invention to provide an antibody that binds to a human PGE08-01-2013
20100174050EXPRESSION OF POLYPEPTIDES FROM THE NUCLEAR GENOME OF OSTREOCOCCUS SP - A method of producing at least one polypeptide from the nuclear genome of 07-08-2010
20110313135Recombinant Monovalent Antibodies - The invention relates to recombinant monovalent antibodies which are heterodimers of a first protein chain comprising the variable domain of the heavy chain of an antibody of interest and the CH2 and CH3 domains of an IgG immunoglobulin and a second protein chain comprising the variable domain of the light chain of said immunoglobulin of interest and the CH2 and CH3 domains of said IgG immunoglobulin. These antibodies can be used in particular as therapeutic agents in all cases where monovalent binding to a ligand such a cellular receptor is required.12-22-2011
20120046451ANTI-lgSF4 ANTIBODY AND UTILIZATION OF THE SAME - It is intended to clarify a molecule which is available as a target in treating or diagnosing cancer and utilize the molecule in the medical field or the research field. By treating IgSF4, which has been identified as a molecule specifically expressed in lung cancer cells, with an antibody, and ADCC activity is exerted. Based on this finding, an anti-IgSF4 antibody is provided as a means efficacious in treating cancer, etc.02-23-2012
20120046450Modulation Of Antibody Effector Function By Hinge Domain Engineering - The present invention relates to novel molecules (Fc variants) comprising at least one antigen binding region and an Fc region that further comprises a modified hinge which alters the binding of Fc to one or more Fc ligand (e.g., FcγRs) and/or modulates effector function. More specifically, this invention provides Fc variants that have modified binding affinity to one or more FcγR and/or C1q. Additionally, the Fc variants have altered antibody-dependent cell-mediated cytotoxicity (ADCC) and/or complement dependent cytotoxicity (CDC) activity. The invention further provides methods and protocols for the application of said Fc variants particularly for therapeutic purposes.02-23-2012
20110065899ANTIBODY AGAINST RGD IN AMINO ACID SEQUENCE OF EXTRACELLULAR MATRIX PROTEIN AND PRODUCTION METHOD AND USE OF THE SAME - The present invention provides a monoclonal antibody which specifically recognizes RGD in the amino acid sequence of extracellular matrix proteins of a human and a mouse. By specifically inhibiting the RGD sequence-mediated adhesion, exertion of efficient effects on diseases such as inflammation, cancer, infectious disease, autoimmune diseases and osteoporosis and reduction in adverse effects can be expected at the same time. Therefore, better treatment methods can be provided to these diseases.03-17-2011
20120208984HUMANIZED ANTI-BETA7 ANTAGONISTS AND USES THEREFOR - The invention provides therapeutic anti-beta7 antibodies, compositions comprising, and methods of using these antibodies.08-16-2012
20120208983METHODS, DEVICES, KITS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR DETECTING WHIPWORM - Methods, devices, kits and compositions for detecting the presence or absence of whipworm in a fecal sample are disclosed herein. The methods, devices, kits and compositions of the present invention may be used to confirm the presence or absence of whipworm in a fecal sample from a mammal that may also be infected with one or more of hookworm, roundworm, and heartworm. Confirmation of the presence or absence of whipworm in the mammal may be made, for example, for the purpose of selecting an optimal course of treating the mammal and/or for the purpose of determining whether the mammal has been rid of the infection after treatment has been initiated.08-16-2012
20120065380DUAL TARGETING ANTIBODY OF NOVEL FORM, AND USE THEREOF - The present invention relates to: a dual targeting antibody of a novel form having a water-soluble ligand fused to the N-terminus of a heavy chain or light chain of an antibody; a DNA encoding the dual targeting antibody; a recombinant expression vector containing the DNA; a host cell which is transformed with the recombinant expression vector; a method for preparing the dual targeting antibody by culturing the host cell; and a pharmaceutical composition including the dual targeting antibody.03-15-2012
20120010388LeY SPECIFIC BIOTHERAPEUTIC - Embodiments are related to the field of immunology, and provide a highly avid LeY specific biotherapeutic including at least one further binding site having a different specificity to bind an epitope of a glycosylated cell surface molecule of a tumor cell, characterized by EC50 of less than 1 mM to confer immediate cytotoxicity to the tumor cell.01-12-2012
20110166331IL-17 RECEPTOR A ANTIGEN BINDING PROTEINS - The present invention relates to IL-17 Receptor A antigen binding proteins, such as antibodies, and compositions and methods for diagnosing and treating diseases mediated by IL-17 Receptor A activation.07-07-2011
20110166330GPCR crystalization method using an antibody - An antibody that specifically binds a three dimensional epitope on the IC3 loop of a GPCR is provided. The antibody may be employed in a method that comprises: contacting a GPCR with a monovalent version of the antibody binding conditions to form a complex; and crystallizing the complex.07-07-2011
20110166329Combinations of SAP depleting agents and anti-SAP antibodies - The invention describes the use of an antibody specific for serum amyloid P component, for the treatment or prophylaxis of amyloidosis, and the use of a compound which depletes serum amyloid P component from the circulation in combination with an antibody specific for serum amyloid P component.07-07-2011
20120016108COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR TREATING KIDNEY DISEASE - The present invention relates to methods and compositions for the prevention and treatment of renal damage. The invention provides protein-based renal therapeutic agents for administration to subjects in order to prevent or treat renal degeneration or damage.01-19-2012
20120022237PEPTIDES FOR TREATMENT AND DIAGNOSIS OF BONE DISEASES - The present invention is directed to isolated polypeptides and antibodies suitable for producing therapeutic preparations, methods, and kits relating to bone deposition. One objective of the present invention is to provide compositions that improve bone deposition. Yet another objective of the present invention is to provide methods and compositions to be utilized in diagnosing bone dysregulation. The therapeutic compositions and methods of the present invention are related to the regulation of Wise, Sost, and closely related sequences. In particular, the nucleic acid sequences and polypeptides include Wise and Sost as well as a family of molecules that express a cysteine knot polypeptide.01-26-2012
20120022238EFFECTOR FUNCTION ENHANCED RECOMBINANT ANTIBODY COMPOSITION - Disclosed are a recombinant antibody composition which is a human IgG1 antibody, comprises a CH2 domain in which amino acids at positions 276 and 339 indicated by the EU index as in Kabat, et al. are replaced by other amino acids and has more improved complement-dependent cytotoxic activity than an antibody comprising a CH2 domain before the amino acids are replaced; a DNA encoding the antibody molecule or a heavy chain constant region of the antibody molecule contained in the recombinant antibody composition; a transformant obtainable by introducing the DNA into a host cell; a process for producing the recombinant antibody composition using the transformant; and a medicament comprising the recombinant antibody composition as an active ingredient.01-26-2012
20120022236Recombinant Anti-VLA4 Antibody Molecules - The present invention disclosed recombinant anti-VLA-4 antibody molecules, including humanized recombinant anti-VLA-4 antibody molecules. These antibodies are useful in the treatment of specific and non-specific inflammation, including asthma and inflammatory bowel disease. In addition, the humanized recombinant anti-VLA-4 antibodies disclosed can be useful in methods of diagnosing and localizing sites of inflammation.01-26-2012
20120059155Method of Controlling O-Linked Glycosylation of Antibodies - A method for producing antibodies in fungal host cells is provided where the produced antibodies has a low degree of glycosylation.03-08-2012
20120059154ANTIGEN BINDING POLYPEPTIDES - The invention relates to a platform technology for production of antigen binding polypeptides having specificity for a desired target antigen which is based on the conventional antibody repertoire of species in the family Camelidae, and to antigen binding polypeptides obtained using this technology platform. In particular, the invention provides an antigen binding polypeptide comprising a VH domain and a VL domain, wherein at least one hypervariable loop or complementarity determining region (CDR) in the VH domain or the VL domain is obtained from a VH or VL domain of a species in the family Camelidae.03-08-2012
20120065379Antibody Constant Region Variant - By means of amino acid sequence alterations, the present inventors succeeded in providing constant regions that can confer antibodies with favorable properties, particularly as pharmaceuticals. The variants of the constant regions provided by the present invention will remarkably reduce heterogeneity when applied to antibody production. That is, homogeneity of antibodies can be maintained at a high level by introducing the alterations provided by the present invention into the antibody heavy chain constant regions. More specifically, decrease in homogeneity caused by —SS— bond linkage differences in the heavy chains of antibody molecules can be prevented. Furthermore, in a preferred embodiment of the present invention, pharmacokinetics of antibodies can be improved and decrease in homogeneity caused by deletion of the C terminus in the antibody constant region can be ameliorated.03-15-2012
20120309941IMMUNOGLOBULIN CONSTANT REGION FC RECEPTOR BINDING AGENTS - IVIG replacement compounds are derived from recombinant and/or biochemical creation of immunologically active biomimetic(s). These replacement compounds are then screened in vitro to assess each replacement compound's efficiency at modulating immune function. Particular replacement compounds are selected for further in vivo validation and dosage/administration optimization. Finally, the replacement compounds are used to treat a wide range of diseases, including inflammatory and autoimmune diseases.12-06-2012
20120309940GLYCOSYLATED REPEAT-MOTIF-MOLECULE CONJUGATES - Herein are reported glycosylated repeat-motif-molecule conjugate of the following formula: (repeat-motif-molecule−linker12-06-2012
20120157666INTERFERON-LIKE PROTEINS AND USES THEREOF - The present invention provides Interferon-Like (IFN-L) polypeptides and nucleic acid molecules encoding the same. The invention also provides selective binding agents, vectors, host cells, and methods for producing IFN-L polypeptides. The invention further provides pharmaceutical compositions and methods for the diagnosis, treatment, amelioration, and/or prevention of diseases, disorders, and conditions associated with IFN-L polypeptides.06-21-2012
20120157665GRAM-POSITIVE BACTERIA SPECIFIC BINDING COMPOUNDS - The present invention provides improved binding compounds capable of specifically binding Gram-positive bacteria. Binding compounds are provided that are fully human, enabling therapeutic applications in human individuals.06-21-2012
20100016556METHOD FOR MAKING HUMANIZED ANTIBODIES - Variant immunoglobulins, particularly humanized antibody polypeptides are provided, along with methods for their preparation and use. Consensus immunoglobulin sequences and structural models are also provided.01-21-2010
20120157664METHOD FOR THE PRODUCTION OF DOMAIN ANTIBODIES - The present disclosure relates to a method for producing a domain antibody in a host other than 06-21-2012
20100063258FUSION PROTEIN CONSTRUCTS - Polypeptide linkers with defined tertiary structures, usually of defined alpha helical structure, are used to join two domains in a fusion protein. In one embodiment of the invention, a method is provided for the cell-free synthesis of the fusion protein.03-11-2010
20110065900SEPARATION METHOD UTILIZING POLYALLYLAMINE LIGANDS - The present invention relates to a method for removing at least one negatively charged substance from an aqueous liquid by contacting the liquid with a separation matrix comprising a plurality of polyallylamine ligands, comprising binding said negatively charged substance to said ligands under conditions where the ionic strength of the aqueous liquid applied to the chromatography resin ≧0.25 M NaCl.03-17-2011
20110105730AFFINITY CHROMATOGRAPHY MATRICES AND METHODS OF MAKING AND USING THE SAME - The invention provides methods of coupling protein ligands to a solid support. The invention also provides affinity chromatography matrices and methods of using affinity chromatography matrices to purify a target molecule.05-05-2011
20110105727Method for the humanization of antibodies and humanized antibodies thereby obtained - Method for the humanization of the VII and VL variable regions of an animal antibody of known sequence, humanized animal antibody obtainable according to the method, in particular anti-NGF and anti-TrkA humanized animal antibodies.05-05-2011
20110105726ANTIBODIES TO HSDEK49 POLYPEPTIDES - The present invention relates to human secreted polypeptides, and isolated nucleic acid molecules encoding said polypeptides, useful for diagnosing and treating immune disorders and diseases. Antibodies that bind these polypeptides are also encompassed by the present invention. Also encompassed by the invention are vectors, host cells, and recombinant and synthetic methods for producing said polynucleotides, polypeptides, and/or antibodies. The invention further encompasses screening methods for identifying agonists and antagonists of polynucleotides and polypeptides of the invention. The present invention further encompasses methods and compositions for inhibiting or enhancing the production and function of the polypeptides of the present invention.05-05-2011
20110105731Nucleic acid molecules encoding transmembrane serine proteases, the encoded proteins and methods based thereon - Provided herein are antibodies, fragments and derivatives of an antibody containing a binding domain thereof, where the antibody, fragment or derivative specifically binds to a single chain protease domain of a type II transmembrane serine protease (MTSP). Methods using the antibodies to modulate the protease activity of an MTSP are provided. Also provided are antibodies that bind to MTSPs designated MTSP3 and MTSP4 and to a form of an MTSP designated MTSP6.05-05-2011
20110105729BINDING DOMAIN-IMMUNOGLOBULIN FUSION PROTEINS - The invention relates to novel binding domain-immunoglobulin fusion proteins that feature a binding domain for a cognate structure such as an antigen, a counterreceptor or the like, a hinge region polypeptide having either zero or one cysteine residue, and immunoglobulin CH2 and CH3 domains, and that are capable of ADCC and/or CDC while occurring predominantly as monomeric polypeptides. The fusion proteins can be recombinantly produced at high expression levels. Also provided are related compositions and methods, including immunotherapeutic applications.05-05-2011
20110105728METHOD FOR THE HUMANIZATION OF ANTIBODIES AND HUMANIZED ANTIBODIES THEREBY OBTAINED - Method for the humanization of the VH and VL variable regions of an animal antibody of known sequence, humanized animal antibody obtainable according to the method, in particular anti-NGF and anti-TrkA humanized animal antibodies.05-05-2011
20100093977Altered Antibodies - This invention relates to engineering of antibodies and more specifically provides altered antibodies of the IgG class to which one or more effector molecules are attached. The invention further relates to methods for the production of such conjugated antibodies.04-15-2010
20100093979Fc Polypeptides With Novel Fc Ligand Binding Sites - The present invention relates to Fc polypeptides with novel Fc receptor binding sites, and their application, particularly for therapeutic purposes.04-15-2010
20100093980Methods of Humanizing Immunoglobulin Variable Regions Through Rational Modification Of Complementarity Determining Residues - The present invention is based, at least in part, on the discovery that strategic modifications of non-human donor antibody CDR residue(s) can be used to humanize antibodies. Such modifications modulate the 3D structural fit between donor antibody CDRs and human acceptor antibody framework regions that comprise the variable domains of a CDR-grafted antibody. Whereas prior art methods of humanization have relied on making framework substitutions (in which selected human framework residues are backmutated to the corresponding amino acid residue present in the non-human donor antibody), the instant invention is based, at least in part, on a method of humanizing antibodies in which selected CDR residues, and optionally adjacent FR residues, are changed in order to accommodate differences in FR amino acid sequences between donor and acceptor antibodies.04-15-2010
20120149880Nucleic Acid Cassette For Producing Recombinant Antibodies - The invention provides a nucleic acid cassette comprising components in the following structure: A-B-C, wherein “A” is a nucleic acid sequence encoding a light chain of a first antibody (or antigen binding domain thereof), “B” is a nucleic acid sequence encoding a 2A peptide, “C” is a nucleic acid sequence encoding a heavy chain of a second antibody (or antigen binding domain thereof), and “-” is a phosphodiester or phosphorothioate bond. Also provided is a nucleic acid cassette with the structure A-p-B-C, where “p” is a nucleic acid encoding a protease recognition site, Also provided are methods for making recombinant antibodies using the nucleic acid cassette of the invention, cells and vector comprising the nucleic acid cassette of the invention, and kits for making the nucleic acid cassette of the invention.06-14-2012
20120149878PROTEIN PURIFICATION - Methods of reducing high molecular weight species (HMW) formation in a sample containing a protein purified using ion exchange (IEX) chromatography are disclosed, as are a number of related methods, e.g., methods of reducing on-column denaturation of a protein in a protein sample purified using an ion exchange (IEX) column or resin. The methods share characteristics of including arginine, glycine and/or histidine in the buffers used during the ion exchange (IEX) chromatography.06-14-2012
20120149877TUMOR-SPECIFIC RECOGNITION MOLECULES - The invention relates to recognition molecules which are directed towards tumors and can be used in the diagnosis and therapy of tumor diseases.06-14-2012
20120123098Constructs and libraries comprising antibody surrogate light chain sequences - The invention concerns constructs and libraries comprising antibody surrogate light chain sequences. In particular, the invention concerns constructs comprising VpreB sequences, optionally partnered with another polypeptide, such as, for example, antibody heavy chain variable domain sequences, and libraries containing the same.05-17-2012
20110184152Biological Products - A multivalent antibody fusion protein which comprises an immunoglobulin moiety, for example a Fab or Fab′ fragment, with a first specificity for an antigen of interest, and further comprises two single domain antibodies (dAb) with specificity for a second antigen of interest, wherein the two single domain antibodies are linked by a disulfide bond. There is also provided particular dual specificity antibody fusion proteins comprising a Fab or Fab′ fragment and one or more single domain antibodies which may be stabilised by a disulfide bond therebetween.07-28-2011
20090131639ANTIBODY-CONTAINING SOLUTION FORMULATIONS - Antibody-containing solution formulations including a sugar as a stabilizer. Said solution formulations can further include a surfactant as a stabilizer.05-21-2009
20090131638ANTI-MYOSTATIN ANTIBODIES - Anti-myostatin antibodies are identified that are characterized as having high affinity and may be chimeric, humanized or fully human antibodies, immunoconjugates of the antibodies or antigen-binding fragments thereof. The antibodies of the invention are useful for increasing muscle mass, increasing bone density, or for the treatment of various disorders in mammalian and avian species.05-21-2009
20100249381Method for Purifying FC-Fusion Proteins - The invention relates to a method for the purification of Fc-fusion via blue dye affinity chromatography, in particular for the reduction of the amount of free Fc-moieties in an Fc-fusion proteins preparation.09-30-2010
20120165511PROTEIN PURIFICATION USING HCIC AND ION EXCHANGE CHROMATOGRAPHY - The present invention provides methods for purifying proteins. In particular, the methods employ a two-step non-affinity chromatography process without the use of an in-process tangential flow filtration step.06-28-2012
20120214971NOVEL ANTI-IL13 ANTIBODIES AND USES THEREOF - The present invention relates to anti-IL13 antibodies that bind specifically and with high affinity to both glycosylated and non-glycosylated human IL13, does not bind mouse IL13, and neutralize human IL13 activity at an approximate molar ratio of 1:2 (MAb:IL13). The invention also relates to the use of these antibodies in the treatment of IL13-mediated diseases, such as allergic disease, including asthma, allergic asthma, non-allergic (intrinsic) asthma, allergic rhinitis, atopic dermatitis, allergic conjunctivitis, eczema, urticaria, food allergies, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, ulcerative colitis, RSV infection, uveitis, scleroderma, and osteoporosis.08-23-2012
20100240875Antibodies That Specifically Bind to Reg IV - The present invention relates to antibodies and related molecules that specifically bind to Reg IV. Such antibodies have uses, for example, in the prevention and treatment of gastrointestinal tract cancers, inflammatory bowel disorders, and diabetes. The invention also relates to nucleic acid molecules encoding anti-Reg IV antibodies, vectors and host cells containing these nucleic acids, and methods for producing the same. The present invention relates to methods and compositions for preventing, detecting, diagnosing, treating or ameliorating a disease or disorder, especially gastrointestinal tract cancers, inflammatory bowel disorders, and diabetes, comprising administering to an animal, preferably a human, an effective amount of one or more antibodies or fragments or variants thereof, or related molecules, that specifically bind to Reg IV.09-23-2010
20100081793THERAPEUTIC USES OF HUMANIZED ANTIBODIES AGAINST ALPHA-4 INTEGRIN - The invention provides methods of treatment using humanized immunoglobulins that specifically bind to alpha-4 integrin. The methods are useful for treatment of asthma, atherosclerosis, AIDS dementia, diabetes, inflammatory bowel disease, rheumatoid arthritis, transplant rejection, graft versus host disease, tumor metastasis, nephritis, atopic dermatitis, psoriasis, myocardial ischemia, and acute leukocyte mediated lung injury.04-01-2010
20100204454Fc Variants with altered binding to FcRn - The present application relates to a variant Fc region comprising at least one modification relative to a wild-type human Fc region, where the modification selected from the group consisting of 434S, 252Y/428L, 252Y/434S, and 428L/434S, and the numbering is according to the EU index.08-12-2010
20090187007ANTI-HER2 ANTIBODY VARIANTS - The present invention concerns novel antibody variants, particularly anti-HER2 antibody variants having substitutions at positions within the variable domains of the heavy and light chains07-23-2009
20120316324Disulfide Stabilised Multivalent Antibodies - A multivalent antibody fusion protein which comprises an immunoglobulin moiety, for example a Fab or Fab′ fragment, with a first specificity for an antigen of interest, and further comprises two single domain antibodies (dAb) with specificity for a second antigen of interest which are a VH/VL pair, wherein the two single domain antibodies are linked by a disulfide bond. Also provided are particular dual specificity antibody fusion proteins and other antibody fragments which are stabilised by a disulfide bond.12-13-2012
20100048877NOVEL MULTIVALENT IMMUNOGLOBULINS - The present invention provides a multivalent immunoglobulin or part thereof binding specifically to at least two cell surface molecules of a single cell with at least one modification in at least one structural loop region of said immunoglobulin determining binding to an epitope of said cell surface molecules wherein the unmodified immunoglobulin does not significantly bind to said epitope, its use and methods for producing it.02-25-2010
20100298544CDR-GRAFTED ANTI-TISSUE FACTOR ANTIBODIES AND METHODS OF USE THEREOF - The present invention provides CDR-grafted antibodies against human tissue factor that retain the high binding affinity of rodent monoclonal antibodies against tissue factor but have reduced immunogenicity. The present humanized antibodies are potent anticoagulants and are thus useful in the treatment and prophylaxis of human thrombotic disease. The invention also provides methods of making the CDR-grafted antibodies and pharmaceutical compositions for the attenuation or prevention of coagulation.11-25-2010
20100298543MAMMALIAN ZCYTOR 11 - Novel receptor polypeptides, polynucleotides encoding the polypeptides, and related compositions and methods are disclosed. The polypeptides comprise an extracellular domain of a cell-surface receptor that is expressed in pancreas, small intestine, colon and thymus. The polypeptides may be used within methods for detecting ligands that promote the proliferation and/or differentiation of these organs.11-25-2010
20100273990Notch-based fusion proteins and uses thereof - This invention provides a method for treating a subject having a tumor and a method for inhibiting angiogenesis in a subject, both comprising administering to the subject an effective amount of a composition of matter comprising the extracellular domain of a Notch receptor protein operably affixed to a half-life-increasing moiety. This invention also provides a composition of matter comprising the extracellular domain of Notch4 receptor protein operably affixed to a half-life-increasing moiety. This invention further provides an article of manufacture. Finally, this invention provides a replicable vector which encodes a polypeptide comprising the extracellular domain of a Notch receptor protein operably affixed to a half-life-increasing moiety, a host vector system which comprises such replicable vector and a method of producing such polypeptide.10-28-2010
20120123099AUTOANTIBODY PRODUCTION INHIBITOR - The present invention provides an autoantibody production inhibitor which can specifically suppress the autoantibodies and which can effectively prevent or treat the autoimmune disease of autoantibody type. According to the present invention, there is provided an autoantibody production inhibitor comprising, as an effective ingredient, a fusion protein which consists of a protein (X) containing a site recognized by autoantibodies which are a cause of the autoimmune disease of autoantibody type and a protein (A) containing a fragment which exhibits the antibody-dependent cellular cytotoxicity of the antibody heavy chain constant region.05-17-2012
20100010201Tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinase type three (TIMP-3) composition and methods - The present invention relates in general to metalloproteinase inhibitors and to polynucleotides encoding such inhibitors. In particular, the invention relates to novel mammalian inhibitors of metalloproteinase, which are designated as type three or TIMP-3, to fragments, derivatives, and analogs thereof, and to polynucleotides encoding the same. Novel methods of producing such compositions and novel methods of using such compositions are also provided.01-14-2010
20120083589Antibody Modulating The Differentiation And Function Of Dendritic Cells Via Binding Intercellular Adhesion Molecule-1 And Use Thereof - The present invention relates to an antibody binding to human intercellular adhesion molecule-1 (ICAM-1) where the antibody is able to modulate the differentiation status of dendritic cells and prolong the graft survival. In addition, the present invention provides a pharmaceutical composition comprising the antibody, and method of using them for the treatment of disease.04-05-2012
20120083588Neutral amino acid transporter and gene thereof - The present invention relates to an amino acid transporter protein having the ability to mediate the transport of amino acids into a cell, a gene encoding the protein, an antibody having a reactivity with the protein, a cell which produces the antibody, related kits and methods.04-05-2012
20090076248Plus end-directed microtubule motor required for chromosome congression - The invention provides isolated nucleic acid and amino acid sequences of 03-19-2009
20100292442ANTI-IL-17 RECEPTOR A NEUTRALIZING ANTIBODIES - The present invention relates to the identification of neutralizing determinants on IL-17 Receptor A (IL-17RA or IL-17R) and the antigen binding proteins, such as antibodies, that bind thereto and inhibit IL-17 ligand family members from binding to and activating IL-17 Receptor A or a receptor complex comprising IL-17 Receptor A.11-18-2010
20100292441Antibodies that specifically bind to GMAD - The present invention relates to antibodies and related molecules that immunospecifically bind to GMAD. Such antibodies have uses, for example, in the prevention and treatment of both insulin- and non insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (i.e. Type I and Type II diabetes) and other related disorders. The invention also relates to nucleic acid molecules encoding anti-GMAD antibodies, vectors and host cells containing these nucleic acids, and methods for producing the same. The present invention relates to methods and compositions for preventing, detecting, diagnosing, treating or ameliorating a disease or disorder, especially diabetes and other related disorders, comprising administering to an animal, preferably a human, an effective amount of one or more antibodies or fragments or variants thereof, or related molecules, that immunospecifically bind to GMAD.11-18-2010
20120220758ANTIBODY HAVING ACTIVITY OF INHIBITING HEPATITIS C VIRUS (HCV) INFECTION AND USE THEREOF - An object of the present invention is to provide an antibody inhibiting infection with hepatitis C virus (HCV). The present invention provides an anti-hepatitis C virus antibody that recognizes a whole or a part of the conformation of a hepatitis C virus particle as an epitope and binds thereto, so as to be able to inhibit the binding of hepatitis C virus to the surface of a host cell and to inhibit HCV infection, a humanized antibody thereof, and an inhibitory agent for infection with hepatitis C virus.08-30-2012
20120253017STEM CELL TARGETING - The present invention describes an antigen-binding construct comprising a first agent which binds to a stem cell specific marker molecule and a second agent which binds to a tissue specific marker molecule. In particular, the invention describes a construct wherein the tissue specific marker is a muscle specific marker molecule. Such a construct may be used in a pharmaceutical composition for use in muscle regeneration or heart disease.10-04-2012
20120259095MONOCLONAL ANTIBODIES WITH ENHANCED ADCC FUNCTION - The invention concerns a method for obtaining and selecting monoclonal antibodies by an ADDC-type test, said antibodies capable of activating type III Fcy receptors and having a particular glycan structure. The inventive anti-D antibodies can be used for preventing Rhesus isoimmunisation in Rh negative persons, in particular for haemolytic disease in a new-born baby of for uses such as idiopathic thrombocytopenic pupura 9ITP)10-11-2012
20120190829ANTIGEN BINDING PROTEINS CAPABLE OF BINDING THYMIC STROMAL LYMPHOPOIETIN - The present disclosure provides compositions and methods relating to antigen binding proteins which bind to human thymic stromal lymphopoietin (TSLP), including antibodies. In particular embodiments, the disclosure provides fully human, humanized and chimeric anti-TSLP antibodies and derivatives of such antibodies. The disclosure further provides nucleic acids encoding such antibodies and antibody fragments and derivatives, and methods of making and using such antibodies including methods of treating and preventing TSLP-related inflammatory and fibrotic disorders.07-26-2012
20120190826NOVEL ANTIBIOTIC COMPRISING AN ANTIBODY MIMETIC, ITS PREPARATION METHODS AND USES THEREOF - The present invention belongs to field of biology and medicine, and especially relates to a novel antibiotic comprising an antibody mimetic antibody, its preparation methods and uses thereof. A novel antibiotic comprising a antibody mimetic covalently bonded to the carboxyl end of a colicin polypeptide or a channel-forming domain polypeptide of a colicin, wherein said colicin is selected from the group consisting of Colicin E1, Ia, Ib, A, B, N; wherein said antibody mimetic being yielded by fusing two complementarity determining regions (CDRs), V07-26-2012
20100204453ANTIBODIES TO TUMOR ASSOCIATED PROTEINS - A novel gene 024P4C12 (also designated 24P4C12) and its encoded protein, and variants thereof, are described wherein 24P4C12 exhibits tissue specific expression in normal adult tissue, and is aberrantly expressed in the cancers listed in Table I. Consequently, 24P4C12 provides a diagnostic, prognostic, prophylactic and/or therapeutic target for cancer. The 24P4C12 gene or fragment thereof, or its encoded protein, or variants thereof, or a fragment thereof, can be used to elicit a humoral or cellular immune response; antibodies or T cells reactive with 24P4C12 can be used in active or passive immunization.08-12-2010
20090018314GAMMA-1 AND GAMMA-3 ANTI-HUMAN CD23 MONOCLONAL ANTIBODIES AND USE THEREOF AS THERAPEUTICS - Monoclonal antibodies which specifically bind human CD23, the low affinity receptor for IgE (FceRII/CD23), and contain either a human gamma-1 or human gamma-3 constant domain, are disclosed. The antibodies are useful for modulating or inhibiting induced IgE expression. Accordingly, they have practical utility in the treatment or prophylaxis of disease conditions wherein inhibition of induced IgE production is therapeutically desirable, including allergic conditions, autoimmune diseases and inflammatory diseases.01-15-2009
20110003972STABILIZING POLYPEPTIDES WHICH HAVE BEEN EXPOSED TO UREA - Methods for stabilizing polypeptides, such as anti-HER2 antibodies, which have been exposed to urea.01-06-2011
20120264918PURIFICATION METHOD WHICH PREVENTS DENATURATION OF AN ANTIBODY - The present invention provides a method of purifying an antibody by protein A affinity chromatography. More specifically, the present invention provides a technique relating to an elution buffer solution which provides a good antibody recovery rate without denaturation.10-18-2012
20120264917BIPARATOPIC PROTEIN CONSTRUCTS DIRECTED AGAINST IL-23 - Biparatopic protein constructs that are directed against IL-23, and in particular against the p19 subunit of IL-23. The constructs comprise at least a first binding domain or binding unit directed against a first defined epitope on p19 and at least a second binding domain or binding unit directed against a second defined epitope on p19 (or the p19/p40 interface). The binding domains or binding units may in particular be a domain antibody, a single domain antibody, a dAb or a Nanobody®. The constructs and pharmaceutical compositions comprising the same can be used for the prevention and/or treatment of diseases and disorders associated with IL-23 or IL-23 mediated signaling, such as inflammation and inflammatory disorders such as colitis, Crohn's disease and IBD, infectious diseases, psoriasis, cancer, autoimmune diseases, sarcoidosis, transplant rejection, cystic Fibrosis, asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, rheumatoid arthritis, viral infection, and common variable immunodeficiency.10-18-2012
20080281082HUMANIZED ANTIBODIES THAT RECOGNIZE BETA AMYLOID PEPTIDE - The invention provides improved agents and methods for treatment of diseases associated with amyloid deposits of Aβ in the brain of a patient. Preferred agents include humanized antibodies.11-13-2008
20120322982ANTI-VEGF ANTIBODIES - Anti-VEGF antibodies and variants thereof, including those having high affinity for binding to VEGF, are disclosed. Also provided are methods of using phage display technology with naïve libraries to generate and select the anti-VEGF antibodies with desired binding and other biological activities. Further contemplated are uses of the antibodies in research, diagnostic and therapeutic applications.12-20-2012
20110046355CYTOTOXIC IMMUNOGLOBULIN - The invention relates to a cytotoxic modular antibody with a molecular weight of up to 6 OkD, specifically binding to a cell surface target with a binding affinity of Kd<1002-24-2011
20110046354Humanized High Affinity Recombinant Antibody Against Hepatitis B Surface Antigen - This invention relates to a high affinity recombinant humanized antibody fragment (scFv) specific for hepatitis B surface antigen having unique inter/intra chain bonding interaction because of 28 altered amino acid residues from the original mouse (5S) antibody and its chimeric Fab form, wherein fine tuning of the vernier zone residue makes it closer to the human sequence without any structural constraints.02-24-2011
20120322983METHOD FOR PURIFYING PROTEIN - The present invention provides a method for purifying a protein to remove impurities from a mixture liquid containing a desired protein and the impurities, comprising performing filtration using a porous membrane having a graft chain on a pore surface and an anion-exchange group fixed to the graft chain.12-20-2012
20120322984METHODS OF REDUCING TRAIL-INDUCED APOPTOSIS BY TRAIL ISOFORMS - This document provides to methods and materials related to apoptosis. For example, methods and materials for modulating apoptosis are provided. In addition, methods and materials for treating a mammal having an apoptosis-associated condition are provided.12-20-2012
20110237779CDR-REPAIRED ANTIBODIES - The present application concerns restoring antigen binding during humanization of antibodies through the selection of repaired hypervariable regions rather than through framework changes.09-29-2011
20100234571FC VARIANTS WITH ALTERED BINDING TO FCRN - The present application relates to a variant Fc region comprising at least one modification relative to a wild-type human Fc region, where the modification selected from the group consisting of 434S, 252Y/428L, 252Y/434S, and 428L/434S, and the numbering is according to the EU index.09-16-2010
20100234570Ligand - The invention provides a dual-specific ligand comprising a first immunoglobulin variable domain having a first binding specificity and a complementary or non-complementary immunoglobulin variable domain having a second binding specificity.09-16-2010
20100234575FC VARIANTS WITH ALTERED BINDING TO FCRN - The present application relates to a variant Fc region comprising at least one modification relative to a wild-type human Fc region, where the modification selected from the group consisting of 434S, 252Y/428L, 252Y/434S, and 428L/434S, and the numbering is according to the EU index.09-16-2010
20100234573Fc Variants with altered binding to FcRn - The present application relates to a variant Fc region comprising at least one modification relative to a wild-type human Fc region, where the modification selected from the group consisting of 434S, 252Y/428L, 252Y/434S, and 428L/434S, and the numbering is according to the EU index.09-16-2010
20100234572Fc Variants with altered binding to FcRn - The present application relates to a variant Fc region comprising at least one modification relative to a wild-type human Fc region, where the modification selected from the group consisting of 434S, 252Y/428L, 252Y/434S, and 428L/434S, and the numbering is according to the EU index.09-16-2010
20120277411SINGLE CHAIN ANTIBODIES FOR PHOTOSYNTHETIC MICROORGANISMS AND METHODS OF USE - A single chain antibody that binds algae is described. The single chain antibody for algae is used to capture algae onto bioactive films. The single chain antibody is also used in a chimeric construct having a substrate binding domain and a single chain antibody domain. Dimers, trimmers, and multimer constructs are also described that aid in collection of algae from liquid mixtures by causing flocculation of algae cells.11-01-2012
20110245469INTERMEDIATES FORMED IN BIOSYNTHESIS OF RELAXIN-FUSION PROTEINS WITH EXTENDED IN VIVO HALF-LIVES - Disclosed are human relaxin-Fc fusion proteins having an increased serum half-life, polynucleotides encoding the same, and intermediates formed during the fusion protein biosynthesis. The fusion proteins may include a linker portion or other sections as well. Suitable fusion proteins are also those predicted to have the same effect as human relaxin in vivo, based, for example, on structural modeling. The fusion protein is useful in the treatment of a number of diseases and conditions, including heart disease, vascular disease, wound healing, fibrosis, fibromyalgia, and promoting angiogenesis.10-06-2011
20110263826ANTIBODIES WHICH BIND SELECTIVELY TO HAIR OF ANIMALS AND AN ANTIBODY BASED DRUG DELIVERY SYSTEM FOR ANIMALS - The present invention provides antibodies which bind selectively to hair of animals and an antibody based drug delivery system in which a particular formulation can be directed to animal hair. This is driven by the need of increasing the effective period of therapeutics for animal ectoparasites treatment, reducing the toxicity of these drugs and improving their release profile10-27-2011
20120088905Fc VARIANTS WITH ALTERED BINDING TO FcRn - The present application relates to a variant Fc region comprising the double mutation 428L/434S that increases serum half-life and the numbering is according to the EU index.04-12-2012
20120329996Optimized Monoclonal Antibodies against Tissue Factor Pathway Inhibitor (TFPI) - Isolated monoclonal antibodies that bind human tissue factor pathway inhibitor (TFPI) are provided. Isolated nucleic acid molecules encoding monoclonal antibodies that bind TFPI are also contemplated. Pharmaceutical compositions comprising the anti-TFPI monoclonal antibodies and methods of treating deficiencies or defects in coagulation by administration of the antibodies are also provided. Methods of producing the antibodies are also provided.12-27-2012
20120329997ANTIBODIES AGAINST HUMAN CSF-1R AND USES THEREOF - The present invention relates to antibodies against human CSF-1R (CSF-1R antibody), methods for their production, pharmaceutical compositions containing said antibodies, and uses thereof.12-27-2012
20120329994Production of a Monoclonal Antibody Therapeutic Against West Nile Virus in Plants - The present invention describes the plant-based production of a therapeutic antibody against West Nile Virus.12-27-2012
20120329995Novel Lowered Affinity Antibodies And Methods of Making the Same - The present invention provides methods for making novel, rationally designed lowered affinity antibodies. The methods of the present invention make antibodies that have variable domains that have been designed to reduce or eliminate the antigen binding activity of the parental antibody without altering the overall (3) dimensional antibody structure. Using the antibodies made using methods of the present invention in various assays allows researchers to distinguish effects that result from specific antigen-antibody interactions from other, non-specific antibody effects.12-27-2012
20110282033AMINO ACID SEQUENCES DIRECTED AGAINST GROWTH FACTOR RECEPTORS AND POLYPEPTIDES COMPRISING THE SAME FOR THE TREATMENT OF DISEASES AND DISORDERS ASSOCIATED WITH GROWTH FACTORS AND THEIR RECEPTORS - The present invention relates to amino acid sequences that are directed against receptors for growth factors, compounds comprising such sequences, as well as nucleic acid sequences encoding the same. In one embodiment the invention relates to amino acid sequences that bind to a receptor tyrosine kinase. The receptor tyrosine kinase and/or growth factor receptor may be of human origin. In one embodiment the amino acid sequences are Nanobodies™.11-17-2011
20100216975Framework-Shuffling Of Antibodies - The present invention relates to methods of reengineering or reshaping antibodies to reduce the immunogenicity of the antibodies, while maintaining the immunospecificity of the antibodies for an antigen. In particular, the present invention provides methods of producing antibodies immunospecific for an antigen by synthesizing a combinatorial library comprising complementarity determining regions (CDRs) from a donor antibody fused in frame to framework regions from a sub-bank of framework regions. The invention also provides method of producing improved humanized antibodies. The present invention also provides antibodies produced by the methods of the invention.08-26-2010
20110319598METHODS AND MATERIALS FOR DETERMINING ISOELECTRIC POINT - The present disclosure relates to methods and materials for determining an isoelectric point for a protein including, for example, a binding molecule such as an antibody. The isoelectric points may be used in methods for the preparation of proteins. Such methods may comprise identifying amino acid residues that are exposed on the surface of the protein in a sequence of amino acid residues of the protein, assigning a pKa value to the surface exposed amino acid residues, and calculating the isoelectric point of the protein from the pKa values assigned to the surface exposed amino acid residues. The methods of the present disclosure may be used for selecting and utilizing a buffer for purification of a protein, preparing a protein formulation, purifying a protein and/or stabilizing a protein in solution.12-29-2011
20110319597VARIANT DOMAIN ANTIBODIES - The present invention relates to domain antibodies which have modified framework regions such that the potency or level of binding of the domain antibody is improved. In particular the present invention relates to domain antibodies which bind TNFa in which changes have been made to framework sequences and to constructs including these domain antibodies.12-29-2011
20120101262PROTEIN PURIFICATION BY CAPRYLIC ACID (OCTANOIC ACID) PRECIPITATION - The invention provides methods for a purifying protein of interest from a mixture comprising the protein of interest and one or more contaminants, including host cell DNA and proteins, by precipitation of the contaminants with caprylic acid. Such methods are particularly useful for purifying antibodies from cell cultures. Moreover, mixtures that have been depleted of contaminants using the methods of the invention can be used directly in downstream chromatography applications (e.g., ion exchange chromatography) without any further purification. These methods lead to manufacturing processes with a minimum number of unit operations and reduce the resource requirements, and thus positively influence the cost of goods for therapeutic protein production.04-26-2012
20120101261USE OF MULTI-KINASE INHIBITORS IN THE TREATMENT OF VASCULAR HYPERPERMEABILITY - A multi-kinase inhibitor, in particular Sorafenib, is used for the preparation of a pharmaceutical composition in the treatment of a variety of pathological conditions involving vascular hyperpermeability in order to reduce vascular hyperpermeability.04-26-2012
20120101260SUSTAINED DRUG DELIVERY SYSTEM - A drug composition comprising a charged moiety coupled to a therapeutic compound is disclosed. The charged moiety is configured to interact with at least one type of component of opposite charge in a biological tissue to create an in situ depot for prolonged drug delivery. The biological tissue may be eye tissue or any tissue containing charged components.04-26-2012
20100168395NOVEL POLYPEPTIDE, AN AFFINITY CHROMATOGRAPHY MATERIAL, AND A METHOD FOR SEPARATING AND/OR PURIFYING IMMUNOGLOBULIN - [Object] The aim of the present invention is to develop a novel immunoglobulin binding polypeptide, the loss and formation of whose native three dimensional structure can be controlled under the conditions where unwanted effects such as damages, loss of functions or unintended functions do not occur to immunoglobulin (pH 5-9, lower than 60° C.), and use thereof as a ligand coupled to an affinity chromatography support.07-01-2010
20100168394Antibody modulating the differentiation and function of dendritic cells via binding intercellular adhesion molecule-1 and use thereof - The present invention relates to an antibody binding to human intercellular adhesion molecule-1 (ICAM-1) where the antibody is able to modulate the differentiation status of dendritic cells and prolong the graft survival. In addition, the present invention provides a pharmaceutical composition comprising the antibody, and method of using them for the treatment of disease.07-01-2010
20120149876Stable Heterodimeric Antibody Design with Mutations in the Fc Domain - The provided scaffolds have heavy chains that are asymmetric in the various domains (e.g. CH2 and CH3) to accomplish selectivity between the various Fc receptors involved in modulating effector function, beyond those achievable with a natural homodimeric (symmetric) Fc molecule, and increased stability and purity of the resulting variant Fc heterodimers. These novel molecules comprise complexes of heterogeneous components designed to alter the natural way antibodies behave and that find use in therapeutics.06-14-2012
20120149875AFFINITY CHROMATOGRAPHY MATRIX - The present invention relates to a method of separating one or more immunoglobulin containing proteins from a liquid. The method includes first contacting the liquid with a separation matrix comprising ligands immobilised to a support; allowing the immunoglobulin containing proteins to adsorb to the matrix by interaction with the ligands; followed by an optional step of washing the adsorbed immunoglobulin containing proteins; and recovering said immunoglobulin containing proteins by contacting the matrix with an eluent which releases the proteins. The method improves upon previous separation methods being that each of the ligands consists essentially of a monomer or dimer SpA or protein Z or a functional variant thereof.06-14-2012
20130018174POLYPEPTIDE MODIFICATION METHOD FOR PURIFYING POLYPEPTIDE MULTIMERSAANM Igawa; TomoyukiAACI ShizuokaAACO JPAAGP Igawa; Tomoyuki Shizuoka JPAANM Sampei; ZenjiroAACI ShizuokaAACO JPAAGP Sampei; Zenjiro Shizuoka JPAANM Wakabayashi; TetsuyaAACI ShizuokaAACO JPAAGP Wakabayashi; Tetsuya Shizuoka JPAANM Ito; ErikoAACI ShizuokaAACO JPAAGP Ito; Eriko Shizuoka JP - The present invention provides efficient methods based on alteration of the protein A-binding ability, for producing or purifying multispecific antibodies having the activity of binding to two or more types of antigens to high purity through a protein A-based purification step alone. The methods of the present invention for producing or purifying multispecific antibodies which feature altering amino acid residues of antibody heavy chain constant region and/or variable region. Multispecific antibodies with an altered protein A-binding ability, which exhibit plasma retention comparable or longer than that of human IgG1, can be efficiently prepared in high purity by introducing amino acid alterations of the present invention into antibodies.01-17-2013
20110160439Design of specific ligands to sortilin - The present invention provides a Sortilin crystal and methods for growing said crystal. The invention furthermore provide methods for design of specific ligands based on the crystal structure of Sortilin. The present invention also relates to the preparation and use of such ligands for the preparation of a medicament for the treatment of disease, damage or disorders of the central and peripheral nervous systems.06-30-2011
20110160438IL-17 RECEPTOR LIKE MOLECULES AND USES THEREOF - The present invention provides for IL-17 receptor like polypeptides and nucleic acid molecules encoding the same. The invention also provides vectors, host cells, agonists and antagonists (including selective binding agents), and methods for producing IL-17 receptor like polypeptides. Also provided for are methods for treatment, diagnosis, amelioration, or prevention of diseases with IL-17 receptor like polypeptides.06-30-2011
20110160437METHODS OF PURIFYING ANTI A BETA ANTIBODIES - The present application provides methods of purifying Aβ binding proteins having a Fc region, for example, anti-Aβ antibodies or antibody fusions, by adsorbing the Aβ binding protein to a Fc binding agent, such as, for example, Protein A or Protein G, followed by a wash with a divalent cation salt buffer to remove impurities and subsequent recovery of the adsorbed Aβ binding protein. The present application also features methods of eluting the purified Aβ binding protein as well as the incorporation of the methods within a purification train. Kits comprising components for carrying out the methods and instructions for use are also provided.06-30-2011
20130023652HUMANIZATION OF RABBIT ANTIBODIES USING A UNIVERSAL ANTIBODY FRAMEWORK - The present invention relates to an universal antibody acceptor framework and to methods for grafting non-human antibodies, e.g., rabbit antibodies, using a universal antibody acceptor framework. Antibodies generated by the methods of the invention are useful in a variety of diagnostic and therapeutic applications.01-24-2013
20130023651PEPTIDES FOR TREATMENT AND DIAGNOSIS OF BONE DISEASES - The present invention is directed to isolated polypeptides and antibodies suitable for producing therapeutic preparations, methods, and kits relating to bone deposition. One objective of the present invention is to provide compositions that improve bone deposition. Yet another objective of the present invention is to provide methods and compositions to be utilized in diagnosing bone dysregulation. The therapeutic compositions and methods of the present invention are related to the regulation of Wise, Sost, and closely related sequences. In particular, the nucleic acid sequences and polypeptides include Wise and Sost as well as a family of molecules that express a cysteine knot polypeptide.01-24-2013
20090137782SPECIFIC BINDING PROTEINS AND USES THEREOF - The invention relates to specific binding members, particularly antibodies and active fragments thereof, which recognize an aberrant post-translationally modified, particularly an aberrant glycosylated form of the EGFR. The binding members, particularly antibodies and fragments thereof, of the invention do not bind to EGFR on normal cells in the absence of amplification of the wild-type gene and are capable of binding the de2-7 EGFR at an epitope which is distinct from the junctional peptide. Antibodies of this type are exemplified by the novel antibody 806 whose VH and VL sequences are illustrated as SEQ ID NOs: 2 and 4 and chimeric antibodies thereof as exemplified by ch806.05-28-2009
20080255343CHIMERIC ANTIBODIES - The present invention provides a chimeric antibody or an antigen-binding portion thereof. The antigen-binding portion comprises at least two complementarity determining regions (CDR) and at least three framework regions, wherein at least one CDR is a New World primate CDR10-16-2008
20130172533HUMANIZED ANTI-HUMAN CD34 MONOCLONAL ANTIBODY AND USES THEREOF - A novel humanized antibody against the CD34 surface antigen on the human stem cells is provided. The humanized antibody contains a heavy chain variable region comprising an amino sequence as set forth in SEQ ID No. 1 and a light chain variable region comprising an amino sequence as set forth in SEQ ID No. 2. The disclosure also provides the applications of the disclosed humanized antibody.07-04-2013
20080234469TUMOUR NECROSIS FACTOR BINDING LIGANDS - The present invention relates to ligands which bind to human tumour necrosis factor alpha (TNF) in a manner such that upon binding of these ligands to TNF the biological activity of TNF is modified. In preferred forms the ligand binds to TNF in a manner such that the induction of fibrin deposition in the tumour and induction of endothelial procoagulant activity of the TNF is inhibited; the binding of TNF to receptors on endothelial cells, tumour regression, cytotoxicity and receptor binding activities of the TNF on tumour cells are unaffected. The ligand is preferably an antibody, F(ab) fragment, single domain antibody (dABs), single chain antibody or a serum binding protein. It is preferred, however, that the ligand is a monoclonal antibody or F(ab) fragment thereof.09-25-2008
20080227958BINDING PROTEINS COMPRISING IMMUNOGLOBULIN HINGE AND FC REGIONS HAVING ALTERED FC EFFECTOR FUNCTIONS - Provided herein are binding proteins comprising one or more immunoglobulin Fc region hinge, CH2, and/or CH3 domain wherein one or more hinge and/or constant region CH2 and/or CH3 domain is modified to alter the binding protein's binding affinity and/or specificity for a cognate receptor (e.g., an Fc receptor) and/or to impart one or more new binding specificity(ies) to the hinge and/or constant region that the corresponding unmodified immunoglobulin does not possess (e.g., affinity for distinct class of cognate receptor distinct from the class of cognate receptor to which the unmodified binding protein specifically binds). Binding proteins according to the present invention include, for example, modified antibodies, antibody fragments, recombinant binding proteins, and molecularly engineered binding domain-immunoglobulin fusion proteins, including small modular immunopharmaceutical products (SMIP™ products).09-18-2008
20110263829CELL-PENETRATING, SEQUENCE-SPECIFIC AND NUCLEIC ACID-HYDROLYZING ANTIBODY, METHOD FOR PREPARING THE SAME AND PHARMACEUTICAL COMPOSITION COMPRISING THE SAME - Disclosed are a cell-penetrating, base sequence-specific, nucleic acid-hydrolyzing antibody, a method of preparing the same, and a pharmaceutical composition comprising the same. The antibody can be prepared by modifying a particular site of a cell-penetrating, nucleic acid-hydrolyzing antibody which lacks substrate specificity to impart sequence specificity thereto without alteration in nucleic acid-hydrolyzing ability. The antibody, when penetrating into cells by itself or ectopically expressed within cells, binds specifically to single- or double-stranded nucleic acid targets and hydrolyzes them, thus downregulating the expression of the targeted genes.10-27-2011
20130178606RECOMBINANT PROTEIN CAPABLE OF BINDING SPECIFICALLY AND QUICKLY TO TROPONIN I DERIVED FROM HUMAN MYOCARDIUM - Provided is a recombination protein which binds specifically to troponin I derived from human myocardium. The recombinant protein includes a light chain variable region consisting of the amino acid sequence represented by SEQ ID NO: 63; and a heavy chain variable region consisting of the amino acid sequence represented by SEQ ID NO: 65.07-11-2013
20130178607PROCESS FOR PURIFYING PROTEINS - The present invention provides method for purifying a recombinant protein from a gram-negative bacterial host cell sample or extract thereof wherein said host cell expresses a recombinant protein and a recombinant disulphide isomerase DsbC; comprising: a. adjusting the pH of the host cell sample or extract thereof to a pH of 5 or less to precipitate the recombinant disulphide isomerase; and b. separating precipitated recombinant disulphide isomerase DsbC from the recombinant protein to produce a recombinant protein sample.07-11-2013
20130178605Hetero-Dimeric Immunoglobulins - The present invention relates to engineered hetero-dimeric immunoglobulins or fragments thereof and methods of making the same.07-11-2013
20080221307Neutralizing determinants of IL-17 Receptor A and antibodies that bind thereto - The present invention relates to the identification of neutralizing determinants on IL-17 Receptor A (IL-17RA or IL-17R) and the antigen binding proteins, such as antibodies, that bind thereto and inhibit IL-17 ligand family members from binding to and activating IL-17 Receptor A or a receptor complex comprising IL-17 Receptor A.09-11-2008
20130172534ANTIBODIES TO OX-2/CD200 AND USES THEREOF - This application provides methods and compositions for modulating and/or depleting CD200 positive cells.07-04-2013
20130096281METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR DISPLAYING A POLYPEPTIDE ON A YEAST CELL SURFACE - Provided herein are methods and compositions for use in displaying a polypeptide (e.g., an antibody polypeptide or an antibody polypeptide fragment) on the surface of a yeast cell. Exemplary yeast that can be used in conjunction with various methods and compositions disclosed herein include those of the genus 04-18-2013
20130131320HIGHLY-FUNCTIONAL MUTANT OF HUMANIZED ANTI-EGFR ANTIBODY VARIABLE REGION05-23-2013
20130131321LIGANDS FOR ANTIBODY AND Fc-FUSION PROTEIN PURIFICATION BY AFFINITY CHROMATOGRAPHY - The present invention relates to the use for affinity purification of an antibody or an fragment of an antibody, of a ligand-substituted matrix comprising a support material and at least one ligand covalently bonded to the support material, the ligand being represented by formula (I)05-23-2013
20130144040ANTAGONIST ANTI-NOTCH3 ANTIBODIES AND THEIR USE IN THE PREVENTION AND TREATMENT OF NOTCH3-RELATED DISEASES - The present invention relates to antagonist antibodies that specifically bind to Notch 3 and inhibit its activation. The present invention includes antibodies binding to a conformational epitope comprising the first Lin12 domain and the second dimerization domain. The present invention also includes uses of these antibodies to treat or prevent Notch 3 related diseases or disorders.06-06-2013
20080200654ANTI-A33 ANTIBODY - The present invention provides: an antibody or a antibody fragment thereof, which can bind to A33, which specifically attacks A33-expressing tumor cells with the use of ADCC and CDC based on the immune system, and for which no HAHA is produced; and a preventive or therapeutic agent for various malignant tumors including solid tumors that are currently treated with difficulty, which contains the antibody or an antibody fragment thereof. Specifically, the antibody or a functional fragment thereof is capable of binding to A33 and is produced by a hybridoma M10 (accession No. FERM BP-10107), M96 (accession No. FERM BP-10108), M165 (accession No. FERM BP-10106), N26 (accession No. FERM BP-10109), Q47 (accession No. FERM BP-10104), Q54 (accession No. FERM BP-10105), or R5 (accession No. FERM BP-10107). The preventive or therapeutic agent for tumors contains the antibody or a functional fragment thereof.08-21-2008
20080200653COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR THE DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT OF TUMOR - The present invention is directed to compositions of matter useful for the diagnosis and treatment of tumor in mammals and to methods of using those compositions of matter for the same.08-21-2008
20080200652Novel Cherkasky fusion proteins containing antibody binding proteins or the regions thereof - Disclosed are novel fusion proteins containing antibody binding regions and certain other regions. Said fusion proteins can form complexes with antibodies, which can thus be modified and be arranged three-dimensionally. Furthermore, the effect thereof can be boosted.08-21-2008
20110313138Method for Producing Proteins - This invention provides a method for obtaining a recombinant antibody with a desired function, comprising: (a) providing a population of antibody-forming cells suspected of containing at least one cell capable of producing an antibody exhibiting the desired function; (b) generating one or more transcriptionally active recombinant linear polynucleotides from the antibody forming cells obtained in step (a) wherein each transcriptionally active recombinant linear polynucleotide comprises a polynucleotide sequence encoding a variable domain of an antibody produced by an antibody-forming cell obtained in step (a) and one or more transcription regulatory elements; (c) expressing a recombinant antibody using one or more of the transcriptionally active recombinant linear polynucleotides generated in step (b); (d) screening the recombinant antibody produced by step (c) for the desired function; and (e) optionally repeating steps (b), (c) and (d) to identify a recombinant antibody exhibiting the desired function.12-22-2011
20100286374METHOD FOR MAKING ANTIBODY FC-HETERODIMERIC MOLECULES USING ELECTROSTATIC STEERING EFFECTS - The invention relates to methods of making Fc-heterodimeric proteins or polypeptides. The invention also relates to the Fc-heterodimeric proteins or polypeptides themselves, including the individual polypeptide components that comprise the heterodimer. Nucleic acids encoding such polypeptides, expression vectors, and host cells. Moreover, the invention relates to pharmaceutical compositions comprising one of more Fc-heterodimeric proteins or polypeptides.11-11-2010
20110237780ANTI-INFLAMMATORY DAB - The present invention provides a recombinant domain antibody (dAb) which binds to human TNF-α, the dAb comprising an immunoglobulin heavy or light chain variable domain, wherein said variable domain comprises at least one complementarity determining region (CDR) having a sequence derived from a New World primate.09-29-2011
20130150558DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT OF MASKED THERAPEUTIC ANTIBODIES TO LIMIT OFF-TARGET EFFECTS; APPLICATION TO ANTI-EGFR ANTIBODIES - In one embodiment, a masked monoclonal antibody (mAb) is provided, the mAb, encoded by a nucleic acid sequence or an amino acid sequence molecule comprising a signal sequence, a masking epitope sequence, a linker sequence that is cleavable by a protease specific to a target tissue; and an antibody or a functional fragment thereof. In another embodiment, a cross-masked mAb heterodimer complex is provided, comprising a first masked mAb, comprising a first signal sequence, a first masking epitope sequence, a first linker that is cleavable by a protease specific to a target tissue, and a first antibody or fragment thereof; and a second masked mAb, comprising a second signal sequence, a second masking epitope sequence, a second linker that is cleavable by a protease specific to a target tissue, and a second antibody or fragment thereof.06-13-2013
20100298542Modified Antibody Constant Region - The present inventors succeeded in improving the antibody constant region to have increased stability under acid conditions, reduced heterogeneity originated from disulfide bonds in the hinge region, reduced heterogeneity originated from the H chain C terminus, and increased stability at high concentrations as well as in discovering novel constant region sequences having reduced Fcγ receptor-binding, while minimizing the generation of novel T-cell epitope peptides. As a result, the present inventors successfully discovered antibody constant regions with improved physicochemical properties (stability and homogeneity), immunogenicity, safety, and pharmacokinetics.11-25-2010
20100311954Optimized Proteins that Target Ep-CAM - Humanized Ep-CAM-targeting antibodies and methods of making and using the same are provided.12-09-2010
20130137856PROTEIN BINDING DOMAINS STABILIZING FUNCTIONAL CONFORMATIONAL STATES OF GPCRS AND USES THEREOF - The present invention relates to the field of GPCR structure biology and signaling. In particular, the present invention relates to protein binding domains directed against or capable of specifically binding to a functional conformational state of a G-protein-coupled receptor (GPCR). More specifically, the present invention provides protein binding domains that are capable of increasing the stability of a functional conformational state of a GPCR, in particular, increasing the stability of a GPCR in its active conformational state. The protein binding domains of the present invention can be used as a tool for the structural and functional characterization of G-protein-coupled receptors bound to various natural and synthetic ligands, as well as for screening and drug discovery efforts targeting GPCRs. Moreover, the invention also encompasses the diagnostic, prognostic and therapeutic usefulness of these protein binding domains for GPCR-related diseases.05-30-2013
20130137855HUMANIZED ANTI-INTERLEUKIN 3 RECEPTOR ALPHA CHAIN ANTIBODIES - The present disclosure provides antibodies that bind to interleukin-3 receptor alpha chain and uses thereof.05-30-2013
20100317835Anti-Adam-15 Antibodies and Utilization of the Same - A remedy for cancer obtained from a different viewpoint from the viewpoints employed in developing the existing anticancer drugs, i.e., focusing on the intercellular adhesion of cancer cells. Namely, provided is a remedy for cancer with fewer side effects which inhibits the proliferation of cancer cells and the intercellular adhesion of cancer cells. Also provided is an antibody, which recognizes the disintegrin domain of ADAM-15 and is usable as an anticancer agent, and so on. An antibody, which recognizes the disintegrin domain of ADAM-15 but does not recognize the RGD sequence or loop region in the disintegrin domain of ADAM-15, and so on; an antibody, which inhibits ADAM-15 and integrin αvβ3-dependent cell adhesion, and so on; and an antibody, which inhibits ADAM-15 and integrin αvβ1-dependent cell adhesion, and so on.12-16-2010
20120283418COVALENT DISULFIDE-LINKED DIABODIES AND USES THEREOF - The present invention provides recombinant antibody fragments which include a variable domain which has been modified by the addition of a tail sequence to its C-terminal end. The tail sequence comprises a terminal cysteine residue and an amino acid spacer and does not substantially affect the fragment's target-binding affinity. The present invention also provides pharmaceutical compositions comprising the described antibody fragments and a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier and methods of delivering an agent to cells of interest in a subject using the fragments as delivery vehicles. The invention further provides compositions comprising the described antibody fragments for the in vitro detection and measurement of target molecules which bind to the fragments and method of determining the presence or amount of such targets in a biological sample by contacting the sample with such compositions.11-08-2012
20120283417POLYPEPTIDES COMPRISING Fc FRAGMENTS OF IMMUNOGLOBULIN G (IgG) AND METHODS OF USING THE SAME - Polypeptides comprising at least a first and second Fc fragment of IgG that can be used to induce a stimulated cell to produce the anti-inflammatory cytokine Interleukin-10 and methods of using the same are disclosed herein.11-08-2012
20120283416WASH SOLUTION AND METHOD FOR AFFINITY CHROMATOGRAPHY - The invention provides a washing method for affinity chromatography in which a wash solution comprising arginine, or an arginine derivative, and a nonbuffering salt, preferably at high pH, greater than 8.0, is effective in removing impurities, such as high molecular weight species and host cell proteins, while also increasing product concentration in the eluate and maintaining a high percent yield of recovered product.11-08-2012
20120283415Multivalent Antibodies - The present invention provides a multivalent antibody or a heavy/light chain component thereof comprising: a heavy chain comprising a constant region fragment, said constant region fragment located between two variable domains which are not a cognate pair, the heavy chain further comprising an Fc region with at least one domain selected from CH2, CH3 and combinations thereof, with the proviso that the heavy chain contains no more than one CH1 domain and only contains two variable domains, and a light chain comprising a constant region fragment located between two variable domains which are not a cognate pair, wherein said heavy and light chains are aligned to provide a first binding site formed by a first cognate pair of variable domains and a second binding site formed by a second cognate pair of variable domains.11-08-2012
20120283414Monoclonal Antibodies for Ebola and Marburg Viruses - Described herein are a number of Ebola and Marburg monoclonal antibodies.11-08-2012
20130158237RECOMBINANT PROTEIN CAPABLE OF BINDING SPECIFICALLY AND QUICKLY TO TROPONIN I DERIVED FROM HUMAN MYOCARDIUM - Provided is a recombination protein which binds specifically to troponin I derived from human myocardium. The recombinant protein includes a light chain variable region consisting of the amino acid sequence represented by SEQ ID NO: 63; and a heavy chain variable region consisting of the amino acid sequence represented by SEQ ID NO: 65.06-20-2013
20130184439PROTEIN PURIFICATION - The present invention relates to a process for the purification of an antibody fragment from a periplasmic cell extract comprising a first cation exchange chromatography step and a second anion exchange chromatography step.07-18-2013
20130184440SUPER-HUMANIZED ANTIBODIES - A method of preparing a germinalized hypervariable antibody region directed against a target, as well as the antibodies, antibody fragments, vectors and compositions including the germinalized hypervariable region.07-18-2013
20110313137HER2 ANTIBODY COMPOSITIONS - The invention relates to compositions of Her2 antibody molecules with pre-selected N-linked glycosylation forms.12-22-2011
20110313136IgG-Fc FRAGMENT AND PROCESS FOR PRODUCING THE SAME - A full-length IgG-Fc fragment having a substantially homogeneous sugar chain added thereto, and a process for producing the full-length IgG-Fc fragment. Specifically, an IgG-Fc fragment has a sugar chain added thereto, in which the sugar chain is added to the same position as that in a naturally occurring IgG-Fc fragment, any one amino acid residue selected from 1st to 30th amino acid residues from the sugar chain-added amino acid residue on the N-terminal side of the sugar chain-added amino acid residue is substituted by a Cys residue and at least one Met reside is substituted by an amino acid reside other than a Met residue.12-22-2011
20110313134ENGINEERED ANTIBODIES WITH REDUCED IMMUNOGENICITY AND METHODS OF MAKING - Hybrid antibodies and antibody binding fragments thereof having decreased immunogenicity and methods of making them are provided. The methods involve replacing one or more amino acid residues within at least one donor framework region of a hybrid antibody or antigen binding fragment thereof that has undergone somatic hypermutation with the amino acid residue from the corresponding position of a germline framework sequence. Also provided are hybrid antibodies or antigen binding fragments thereof containing at least two donor framework regions that are derived from the same germline gene family or germline gene family member and wherein at least one amino acid residue within a framework region has been replaced with an amino acid residue from the corresponding position within a germline framework region. The hybrid antibodies or antigen binding fragments thereof may contain human framework regions and nonhuman CDRs.12-22-2011
20120010387ANTIBODY VARIANTS COMPOSITION - Among N-glycoside-linked sugar chains which are bound to the Fc region of an antibody, sugar chains which are bound to Asn at position 297 relates to the activity and stability of the antibody in blood, but there is a possibility that extra sugar chains bound to the amino acid residues at positions other than 297 have influences upon the antibody constant region-mediated activity and a possibility of causing a problem of uniformity as a therapeutic antibody preparation. Accordingly, among N-glycoside-linked sugar chains which bind to the Fc region of the antibody, a method for controlling extra sugar chains which are bound to Asn residues at positions other than position 297 according to the EU index is required. The present invention provides an antibody variant composition, comprising amino acid residues of an Asn-X-Ser/Thr (X represents an amino acid residue other than Pro) sequence at positions other than positions 297 to 299 according to the EU index in an Fc region of a human IgG antibody, in which at least one amino acid substitution selected from an amino acid substitution of Asn to other amino acid residue, an amino acid substitution of X to Pro and an amino acid substitution of Ser/Thr to other amino acid residue is carried out, and a fragment of the antibody variant composition.01-12-2012
20120029172Humanized GM-CSF antibodies - Chimeric antibodies, as well as fusion proteins which comprise chimeric antibodies, are disclosed. The antibodies bind to GM-CSF, CD-30, and G250 antigen. The fusion proteins include biologically active portions of tumor necrosis factor, or full length tumor necrosis factor. Expression vectors adapted for production of the antibodies, as well as methods for manufacturing these, are also disclosed.02-02-2012
20130102762ANTI-PSGL-1 ANTIBODIES - Immunoglobulin chains or antibodies having light or heavy chain complementarity determining regions of antibodies that bind to P-Selectin Glycoprotein Ligand-1. Also disclosed are methods of inducing death of an activated T-cell and of modulating a T cell-mediated immune response in a subject.04-25-2013
20120059156METHOD OF PROTEIN NANOSTRUCTURE FABRICATION - A method of assembling a protein nanostructure on a surface including selectively patterning a surface with a fixation site, bringing a protein node into contact with the surface, and allowing the protein node to bond with the fixation site, so that the position and/or orientation of the protein node is constrained, and compositions.03-08-2012
20130203964ANTIBODY DERIVATIVES - An anti-CEA scFv having an uncleaved Pel B leader sequence is surprisingly stable and is highly specific for CEA and CEACAM1.08-08-2013
20130203965Binding Agents - Compositions and methods relating to epitopes of sclerostin protein, and sclerostin binding agents, such as antibodies capable of binding to sclerostin, are provided.08-08-2013
20130203963HEPATOCYTE GROWTH FACTOR (HGF) BINDING PROTEINS - The present invention provides a family of binding proteins that bind and neutralize the activity of hepatocyte growth factor (HGF), in particular human HGF. The binding proteins can be used as diagnostic and/or therapeutic agents. With regard to their therapeutic activity, the binding proteins can be used to treat certain HGF responsive disorders, for example, certain HGF responsive tumors.08-08-2013
20130203966NOVEL COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR TREATING IgE-MEDIATED DISORDERS - The present invention relates to immunoglobulins that bind IgE and FcγRIIb with high affinity, said compositions being capable of inhibiting cells that express membrane-anchored IgE. Such compositions are useful for treating IgE-mediated disorders, including allergies and asthma.08-08-2013
20130203967NOVEL COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR TREATING IgE-MEDIATED DISORDERS - The present invention relates to immunoglobulins that bind IgE and FcγRIIb with high affinity, said compositions being capable of inhibiting cells that express membrane-anchored IgE. Such compositions are useful for treating IgE-mediated disorders, including allergies and asthma.08-08-2013
20120071634Antibody Constant Region Variant - By altering amino acid sequences, the present inventors successfully produced constant regions that can confer antibodies with particularly favorable properties for pharmaceutical agents. When used to produce antibodies, the altered constant regions produced according to the present invention significantly reduce heterogeneity. Specifically, the antibody homogeneity can be achieved by using antibody heavy chain and light chain constant regions introduced with alterations provided by the present invention. More specifically, the alterations can prevent the loss of homogeneity of antibody molecules due to disulfide bond differences in the heavy chain. Furthermore, in a preferred embodiment, the present invention can improve antibody pharmacokinetics as well as prevent the loss of homogeneity due to C-terminal deletion in antibody constant region.03-22-2012
20130096282THERAPEUTIC ANTIBODIES AGAINST FLAGELLATED PSEUDOMONAS AERUGINOSA - Improved antibodies are provided selected from human, dual-specific, chimeric or humanized antibodies, wherein said human chimeric and humanized antibodies specifically bind to flagellin type A or type B of 04-18-2013
20120095193POLYPEPTIDES AND METHOD OF TREATMENT - Provided herein are isolated antigen binding protein comprising at least one first immunoglobulin variable domain capable of binding to human ADAMTS5. Also provided are antigen binding proteins of the present invention that are monoclonal antibodies, pharmaceutical compositions comprising said antigen binding proteins and methods of treatment.04-19-2012
20120095192USE OF TRIFUNCTIONAL BISPECIFIC ANTIBODIES FOR THE TREATMENT OF TUMORS ASSOCIATED WITH THE CD133+/EPCAM+ CANCER STEM CELLS - Use of a trifunctional bispecific antibody having the following properties of a) binding to a T cell; b) binding to EpCAM as tumor-associated antigen on a tumor cell wherein the tumor cell additionally carries the membrane bound glycoprotein CD 133; c) binding by its Fc portion to Fc receptor-positive cells for the preparation of a pharmaceutical composition for the destruction of cancer stem cells carrying the tumor-associated antigen EpCAM and the membrane bound glycoprotein CD 133 in a population of patients suffering from a tumor.04-19-2012
20120095191LH-TYPE BISPECIFIC ANTIBODY - Provided are a novel diabody type bispecific antibody, the function of which as a bispecific antibody is improved to provide a higher additional value, such as cost saving caused by a reduction in dose, to a drug; and a method for producing the same. A humanized diabody type bispecific antibody (LH-diabody type bispecific antibody) characterized in that an L-chain is located in the N-terminal side in each polypeptide (LH type); a humanized high-functional bispecific antibody which contains said LH diabody type bispecific antibody; a nucleic acid molecule encoding both of two kinds of single-stranded polypeptides constituting said bispecific antibody; and a method for producing said antibody which comprises culturing a host cell having been transformed by an expression vector containing said nucleic acid molecule.04-19-2012
20130211051FUSION PROTEIN CONTAINING VEGI, AND PHARMACEUTICAL COMPOSITION AND USE THEREOF - Provided is an anti-angiogenic fusion protein, which comprises a vascular endothelial cell growth inhibitor (VEGI) or variant thereof, and other polypeptide such as IgG Fc. The fusion protein optionally comprises a linker. The fusion protein can induce the apoptosis of endothelial cells and inhibit the growtth of endothelial cells, so as to be used for treating tumor. Also provided are a pharmaceutical composition and use of the fusion protein.08-15-2013
20130211049IMMUNOTOXIN FUSION PROTEINS AND MEANS FOR EXPRESSION THEREOF - The present invention described and shown in the specification and drawings provides novel recombinant DT-based immunotoxins, and, more specifically anti-T cell immunotoxin fusion proteins. Also provided are immunotoxins that can be ex-pressed in bacterial, yeast, or mammalian cells. The invention also provides means for expression of the immunotoxin fusion protein. It is emphasized that this abstract is provided to comply with the rules requiring an abstract that will allow a searcher or other reader to quickly ascertain the subject matter of the technical disclosure. It is submitted with the understanding that it will not be used to interpret or limit the scope or meaning of the claims.08-15-2013
20130211050ANTIBODIES THAT BIND AND BLOCK TRIGGERING RECEPTOR EXPRESSED ON MYELOID CELLS-1 (TREM-1) - The invention relates to antibodies that are capable of specifically binding TREM-1 and preventing the activation of TREM-1, a protein expressed on monocytes, macrophages and neutrophils. Such antibodies find utility in the treatment of individuals with an inflammatory disease, such as rheumatoid arthritis and inflammatory bowel disease.08-15-2013

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