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Nucleic acid expression inhibitors

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20100022763siRNA targeting kinase insert domain receptor (KDR) - Efficient sequence specific gene silencing is possible through the use of siRNA technology. By selecting particular siRNAs by rational design, one can maximize the generation of an effective gene silencing reagent, as well as methods for silencing genes. Methods, compositions, and kits generated through rational design of siRNAs are disclosed including those directed to nucleotide sequences for KDR.01-28-2010
20090105467Antisense oligonucleotide constructs based on beta-arabinofuranose and its analogues - The present invention relates to modified oligonucleotide therapeutic agents to selectively prevent gene transcription and expression in a sequence-specific manner. In particular, this invention relates to the selective inhibition of protein biosynthesis via antisense strategy using oligonucleotides constructed from arabinonucleotide or modified arabinonucleotide residues. More particularly this invention relates to the use of antisense oligonucleotides having arabinose sugars to hybridize to complementary RNA such as cellular messenger RNA, viral RNA, etc.04-23-2009
20100036107RNA INTERFERENCE COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS - The invention provides isolated nucleic acids. For example, the invention provides isolated nucleic acids having at least one strand with both sense and antisense sequences that are complementary to each other. The invention also provides isolated nucleic acids having at least one strand that is a template for both sense and antisense sequences that are complementary to each other. In addition, the invention provides cells, viruses, and transgenic animals (e.g., transgenic non-human animals) containing one or more of the isolated nucleic acids provided herein as well as methods for using one or more of the isolated nucleic acids provided herein to reduce the level of an RNA (e.g., an mRNA) within a cell.02-11-2010
20100113761siRNA targeting beta secretase (BACE) - Efficient sequence specific gene silencing is possible through the use of siRNA technology. By selecting particular siRNAs by rational design, one can maximize the generation of an effective gene silencing reagent, as well as methods for silencing genes. Methods, compositions, and kits generated through rational design of siRNAs are disclosed including those directed to nucleotide sequences for BACE.05-06-2010
20130079505BIVALENT ANTISENSE OLIGONUCLEOTIDES - The present invention provides bivalent molecules comprising a first oligonucleotide linked to a second oligonucleotide. The first and the second oligonucleotide are preferably linked via a linking moiety. Preferably, both the first and/or the second oligonucleotide comprise an antisense sequence complementary to a cellular RNA such as mRNA or microRNA.03-28-2013
20100145039siRNA targeting nucleoporin 62kDa (Nup62) - Efficient sequence specific gene silencing is possible through the use of siRNA technology. By selecting particular siRNAs by rational design, one can maximize the generation of an effective gene silencing reagent, as well as methods for silencing genes. Methods, compositions, and kits generated through rational design of siRNAs are disclosed including those directed to nucleotide sequences for Nup6206-10-2010
20090156797siRNA Targeting Hypoxia-inducible Factor 1 - Efficient sequence specific gene silencing is possible through the use of siRNA technology. By selecting particular siRNAs by rational design, one can maximize the generation of an effective gene silencing reagent, as well as methods for silencing genes. Methods, compositions, and kits generated through rational design of siRNAs are disclosed.06-18-2009
20090299045RNA Interference Mediated Inhibition Of Interleukin and Interleukin Gene Expression Using Short Interfering Nucleic Acid (siNA) - This invention relates to compounds, compositions, and methods useful for modulating interleukin and/or interleukin receptor gene expression using short interfering nucleic acid (siNA) molecules. This invention also relates to compounds, compositions, and methods useful for modulating the expression and activity of other genes involved in pathways of interleukin and/or interleukin receptor gene expression and/or activity by RNA interference (RNAi) using small nucleic acid molecules. In particular, the instant invention features small nucleic acid molecules, such as short interfering nucleic acid (siNA), short interfering RNA (siRNA), double-stranded RNA (dsRNA), micro-RNA (miRNA), and short hairpin RNA (shRNA) molecules and methods used to modulate the expression of interleukin and/or interleukin receptor genes, such as IL-1, IL-2, IL-3, IL-4, IL-5, IL-6, IL-7, IL-8, IL-9, IL-10, IL-11, IL-12, IL-13, IL-14, IL-15, IL-16, IL-17, IL-18, IL-19, IL-20, IL-21, IL-22, IL-23, IL-24, IL-25, IL-26, and IL-27 genes and IL-1R, IL-2R, IL-3R, IL-4R, IL-5R, IL-6R, IL-7R, IL8R, IL-9R, IL-10R, IL-11R, IL-12R, IL-13R, IL-14R, IL-15R, IL-16R, IL-17R, IL-18R, IL19R, IL-20R, IL-21R, IL-22R, IL-23R, IL-24R, IL-25R, IL-26R, and IL-27R. Such small nucleic acid molecules are useful, for example, for treating, preventing, inhibiting, or reducing cancer, inflammatory, respiratory, autoimmune, cardiovascular, neurological, and/or proliferative diseases, disorders, or conditions in a subject or organism, and for any other disease, trait, or condition that is related to or will respond to the levels of interleukin and/or interleukin receptor in a cell or tissue, alone or in combination with other treatments or therapies.12-03-2009
20090043085METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR THE SPECIFIC INHIBITION OF GENE EXPRESSION BY DOUBLE-STRANDED RNA - The invention is directed to compositions and methods for selectively reducing the expression of a gene product from a desired target gene in a cell, as well as for treating diseases caused by the expression of the gene. More particularly, the invention is directed to compositions that contain double stranded RNA (“dsRNA”), and methods for preparing them, that are capable of reducing the expression of target genes in eukaryotic cells. The dsRNA has a first oligonucleotide sequence that is between 25 and about 30 nucleotides in length and a second oligonucleotide sequence that anneals to the first sequence under biological conditions. In addition, a region of one of the sequences of the dsRNA having a sequence length of at least 19 nucleotides is sufficiently complementary to a nucleotide sequence of the RNA produced from the target gene to trigger the destruction of the target RNA by the RNAi machinery.02-12-2009
20130090465ENA NUCLEIC ACID PHARMACEUTICALS CAPABLE OF MODIFYING SPLICING OF mRNA PRECURSORS - Oligonucleotides having a nucleotide sequence complementary to nucleotide numbers such as 2571-2607, 2578-2592, 2571-2592, 2573-2592, 2578-2596, 2578-2601 or 2575-2592 of the dystrophin cDNA (Gene Bank accession No. NM_004006.1) and therapeutic agents for muscular dystrophy comprising such oligonucleotides.04-11-2013
20090306357COMPOUNDS AND METHODS FOR MODULATING EXPRESSION OF GCCR - The present disclosure describes short antisense compounds, including such compounds comprising chemically-modified high-affinity monomers 8-16 monomers in length. Certain such short antisense compound are useful for the reduction of target nucleic acids and/or proteins in cells, tissues, and animals with increased potency and improved therapeutic index. Thus, provided herein are short antisense compounds comprising high-affinity nucleotide modifications useful for reducing a target RNA in vivo. Such short antisense compounds are effective at lower doses than previously described antisense compounds, allowing for a reduction in toxicity and cost of treatment. In addition, the described short antisense compounds have greater potential for oral dosing.12-10-2009
20090306356siRNA Targeting TNFalpha - Efficient sequence specific gene silencing is possible through the use of siRNA technology. By selecting particular siRNAs by rational design, one can maximize the generation of an effective gene silencing reagent, as well as methods for silencing genes. Methods, compositions, and kits generated through rational design of siRNAs are disclosed including those directed to TNFα.12-10-2009
20130072671MODULATION OF EXON RECOGNITION IN PRE-MRNA BY INTERFERING WITH THE SECONDARY RNA STRUCTURE - The invention provides a method for generating an oligonucleotide with which an exon may be skipped in a pre-mRNA and thus excluded from a produced mRNA thereof. Further provided are methods for altering the secondary structure of an mRNA to interfere with splicing processes and uses of the oligonucleotides and methods in the treatment of disease. Further provided are pharmaceutical compositions and methods and means for inducing skipping of several exons in a pre-mRNA.03-21-2013
20130066059CYCLIZING LINKER AND CYCLIC CAGED MORPHOLINOS - A bifunctional and photocleavable linker for cyclizing a morpholino-based oligonucleotide, having the formula:03-14-2013
20130066058Use of Antisense Oligonucleotides or siRNA to Suppress Expression of eIF-5A1 - The present invention relates to apoptosis specific eucaryotic initiation factor 5A (eIF-5A), referred to as apoptosis factor 5A1 or simply factor 5A1, apoptosis factor 5A1 nucleic acids and polypeptides and methods for inhibiting or suppressing apoptosis in cells using antisense nucleotides or siRNAs to inhibit expression of factor 5A1. The invention also relates to suppressing or inhibiting expression of pro-inflammatory cytokines by inhibiting expression of apoptosis factor 5A.03-14-2013
20110130557INTERCALATING TRIPLEXES AND DUPLEXES USING ARYL NAPHTHOIMIDAZOL AND PROCESS FOR THE PREPARATION THEREOF - There is provided an intercalating oligonucleotide for stabilizing natural or modified DNA and RNA triplexes, duplexes and hybrids thereof having the general structure (I) triplex forming oligonucleotides of the invention are capable of binding specifically to double stranded target nucleic acids and are therefore of interest for modulation of the activity of target nucleic acids and also detection of target nucleic acids.06-02-2011
20120232260AMPHIPHILIC NUCLEOTIDE COCHLEATE COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS OF USING THE SAME - The present invention is directed to cochleate compositions that include a nucleotide that is associated with a positively charged amphiphile. The present invention also includes methods for making and using the compositions provided herein.09-13-2012
20090088562Oligonucleotide analogs having cationic intersubunit linkages - Morpholino oligomers containing both uncharged and cationic intersubunit linkages are provided. The oligomers are oligonucleotide analogs containing predetermined sequences of base-pairing moieties. The presence of the cationic intersubunit linkages in the oligomers, typically at a level of about 10-50% of total linkages, provides enhanced antisense activity, in various antisense applications, relative to the corresponding uncharged oligomers. Also provided are such oligomers conjugated to peptide transporter moieties, where the transporters are preferably composed of arginine subunits, or arginine dimers, alternating with neutral amino acid subunits.04-02-2009
20100228018RNA INTERFERENCE MEDIATED INHIBITION OF PROLIFERATING CELL NUCLEAR ANTIGEN (PCNA) GENE EXPRESSION USING SHORT INTERFERING NUCLEIC ACID (siNA) - This invention relates to compounds, compositions, and methods useful for modulating PCNA gene expression using short interfering nucleic acid (siNA) molecules. This invention also relates to compounds, compositions, and methods useful for modulating the expression and activity of other genes involved in pathways of PCNA gene expression and/or activity by RNA interference (RNAi) using small nucleic acid molecules. In particular, the instant invention features small nucleic acid molecules, such as short interfering nucleic acid (siNA), short interfering RNA (siRNA), double-stranded RNA (dsRNA), micro-RNA (miRNA), and short hairpin RNA (shRNA) molecules and methods used to modulate the expression of PCNA genes. The small nucleic acid molecules are useful in the treatment of cancer or restenosis or other proliferative diseases, disorders, or conditions.09-09-2010
20110201798THERAPEUTIC COMPOSITIONS - This application relates to therapeutic siRNA agents and methods of making and using the agents.08-18-2011
20100004435METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR THE SPECIFIC INHIBITION OF GENE EXPRESSION BY DOUBLE-STRANDED RNA - The invention provides compositions and methods for selectively reducing the expression of a gene product from a desired target gene, as well as treating diseases caused by expression of the gene. The method involves introducing into the environment of a cell an amount of a double-stranded RNA (dsRNA) such that a sufficient portion of the dsRNA can enter the cytoplasm of the cell to cause a reduction in the expression of the target gene. The dsRNA has a first oligonucleotide sequence that is between 26 and about 30 nucleotides in length and a second oligonucleotide sequence that anneals to the first sequence under biological conditions. In addition, a region of one of the sequences of the dsRNA having a sequence length of from about 19 to about 23 nucleotides is complementary to a nucleotide sequence of the RNA produced from the target gene.01-07-2010
20100113760siRNA targeting myeloid differentiation primary response gene (88) (MYD88) - Efficient sequence specific gene silencing is possible through the use of siRNA technology. By selecting particular siRNAs by rational design, one can maximize the generation of an effective gene silencing reagent, as well as methods for silencing genes. Methods, compositions, and kits generated through rational design of siRNAs are disclosed including those directed to nucleotide sequences for MYD88.05-06-2010
20090149643Aptamers to von Willebrand factor and their use as thrombotic disease therapeutics - The invention relates generally to the field of nucleic acids and more particularly to aptamers capable of binding to von Willebrand Factor useful as therapeutics in and diagnostics of thrombotic diseases and/or other diseases or disorders in which von Willebrand Factor mediated platelet aggregation has been implicated. The invention further relates to materials and methods for the administration of aptamers capable of binding to von Willebrand Factor.06-11-2009
20100267941IRNA AGENTS WITH BIOCLEAVABLE TETHERS - The invention relates to iRNA agents, which preferably include a monomer in which the ribose moiety has been replaced by a moiety other than ribose that further includes a tether having one or more linking groups, in which at least one of the linking groups is a cleavable linking group. The tether in turn can be connected to a selected moiety, e.g., a ligand, e.g., a targeting or delivery moiety, or a moiety which alters a physical property. The cleavable linking group is one which is sufficiently stable outside the cell such that it allows targeting of a therapeutically beneficial amount of an iRNA agent (e.g., a single stranded or double stranded iRNA agent), coupled by way of the cleavable linking group to a targeting agent—to targets cells, but which upon entry into a target cell is cleaved to release the iRNA agent from the targeting agent.10-21-2010
20090149644siRNA Targeting KRAS - Efficient sequence specific gene silencing is possible through the use of siRNA technology. By selecting particular siRNAs directed to silencing KRAS, one can maximize the generation of an effective gene silencing reagent, as well as methods for silencing genes.06-11-2009
20120108803SIRNA CONJUGATE AND PREPARATION METHOD THEREOF - Provided are an siRNA-polymer conjugate, and a method for preparing the same, and more specifically, to a hybrid conjugate formed by covalently bonding siRNA and a polymeric compound for improving the in vivo stability of siRNA, and to a preparation method of the hybrid conjugate. The conjugate of the present invention can improve the in vivo stability of siRNA, thereby achieving an efficient delivery of therapeutic siRNA into cells and exhibiting the activity of siRNA even with a small dose of a relative low concentration. Therefore, the conjugate can advantageously be used as not only an siRNA treatment tool for cancers and other infectious disease, but also a novel type siRNA delivery system.05-03-2012
20090005547siRNa targeting neuropilin 1 (NRP1) - Efficient sequence specific gene silencing is possible through the use of siRNA technology. By selecting particular siRNAs by rational design, one can maximize the generation of an effective gene silencing reagent, as well as methods for silencing genes. Methods, compositions, and kits generated through rational design of siRNAs are disclosed including those directed to NRP1.01-01-2009
20090088563siRNA targeting Transducin (beta)-like 3 (TBL3) - Efficient sequence specific gene silencing is possible through the use of siRNA technology. By selecting particular siRNAs by rational design, one can maximize the generation of an effective gene silencing reagent, as well as methods for silencing genes. Methods, compositions, and kits generated through rational design of siRNAs are disclosed including those directed to nucleotide sequences for TBL3.04-02-2009
20090281297siRNA Targeting v-myc myelocytomatosis viral oncogene homolog (MYC) - Efficient sequence specific gene silencing is possible through the use of siRNA technology. By selecting particular siRNAs by rational design, one can maximize the generation of an effective gene silencing reagent, as well as methods for silencing genes. Methods, compositions, and kits generated through rational design of siRNAs are disclosed including those directed to MYC.11-12-2009
20090043084siRNA targeting minichromosome maintenance deficient 3 (MCM3) - Efficient sequence specific gene silencing is possible through the use of siRNA technology. By selecting particular siRNAs by rational design, one can maximize the generation of an effective gene silencing reagent, as well as methods for silencing genes. Methods, compositions, and kits generated through rational design of siRNAs are disclosed including those directed to MCM3.02-12-2009
20080319180siRNA targeting protein kinase N-3 (PKN-3) - Efficient sequence specific gene silencing is possible through the use of siRNA technology. By selecting particular siRNAs by rational design, one can maximize the generation of an effective gene silencing reagent, as well as methods for silencing genes. Methods, compositions, and kits generated through rational design of siRNAs are disclosed including those directed to PKN-3.12-25-2008
20100036106High-Affinity RNA Aptamer Molecule Against Glutathione-S-Transferase Protein - The present invention provides a “nucleic acid adaptor molecule” having specific binding affinity to a GST protein portion serving as an N-terminal fusion partner in a fusion protein consisting of the GST protein and a protein of interest. A “nucleic acid adaptor molecule against a GST protein” according to the present invention is an RNA aptamer molecule having any of the following nucleotide sequences I to III:02-11-2010
20080269474Novel shRNA molecules and methods of use thereof - The present invention relates to certain novel shRNA molecules and methods of use thereof. According to certain embodiments of the present invention, methods for reducing the expression level of a target gene are provided. Such methods generally comprise providing a cell with one or more precursor nucleic acid sequences that encode two or more RNA molecules. A first RNA molecule comprises a double stranded sequence, which includes a guide strand sequence that is complementary to a portion of an mRNA transcript encoded by the target gene. In addition, a second RNA molecule comprises a second double stranded sequence, which includes a second guide strand sequence that is partially complementary to a portion of the mRNA transcript encoded by the target gene. Preferably, the second guide strand sequence comprises one or more bases that are mismatched with a nucleic acid sequence of the mRNA transcript encoded by the target gene.10-30-2008
20110269951siRNA targeting cyclin-dependent kinase inhibitor 1B (p27, Kip1) (CDKN1B) - Efficient sequence specific gene silencing is possible through the use of siRNA technology. By selecting particular siRNAs by rational design, one can maximize the generation of an effective gene silencing reagent, as well as methods for silencing genes. Methods, compositions, and kits generated through rational design of siRNAs are disclosed including those directed to nucleotide sequences for CDKN1B.11-03-2011
20090163702siRNA targeting Myeloid cell leukemia sequence 1 - Efficient sequence specific gene silencing of myeloid cell leukemia sequence 1 is possible through the use of siRNA technology. By selecting particular siRNAs directed to myeloid cell leukemia sequence 1 by rationale design, one can maximize the generation of an effective gene silencing reagent, as well as methods for silencing genes.06-25-2009
20090163701siRNA targeting tumor necrosis factor receptor superfamily member 1A - Efficient sequence specific gene silencing of siRNA targeting tumor necrosis factor receptor superfamily member 1A is possible through the use of siRNA technology. By selecting particular siRNAs by rationale design, one can maximize the generation of an effective gene silencing reagent, as well as methods for silencing genes.06-25-2009
20100004434METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR THE SPECIFIC INHIBITION OF GENE EXPRESSION BY DOUBLE-STRANDED RNA - The invention is directed to compositions and methods for selectively reducing the expression of a gene product from a desired target gene in a cell, as well as for treating diseases caused by the expression of the gene. More particularly, the invention is directed to compositions that contain double stranded RNA (“dsRNA”), and methods for preparing them, that are capable of reducing the expression of target genes in eukaryotic cells. The dsRNA has a first oligonucleotide sequence that is between 25 and about 30 nucleotides in length and a second oligonucleotide sequence that anneals to the first sequence under biological conditions. In addition, a region of one of the sequences of the dsRNA having a sequence length of at least 19 nucleotides is sufficiently complementary to a nucleotide sequence of the RNA produced from the target gene to trigger the destruction of the target RNA by the RNAi machinery.01-07-2010
20110224418MODIFIED sIRNA MOLECULES AND USES THEREOF - The present invention provides chemically modified siRNA molecules and methods of using such siRNA molecules to silence target gene expression. Advantageously, the modified siRNA of the present invention is less immunostimulatory than its corresponding unmodified siRNA sequence and retains full RNAi activity against the target sequence. The present invention also provides nucleic acid-lipid particles comprising a modified siRNA, a cationic lipid, and a non-cationic lipid, which can further comprise a conjugated lipid that inhibits aggregation of particles. Methods for identifying and/or modifying an siRNA having immunostimulatory properties are also provided.09-15-2011
20090023907siRNA targeting kinesin spindle protein (KSP) - Efficient sequence specific gene silencing is possible through the use of siRNA technology. By selecting particular siRNAs by rational design, one can maximize the generation of an effective gene silencing reagent, as well as methods for silencing genes. Methods, compositions, and kits generated through rational design of siRNAs are disclosed including those directed to KSP.01-22-2009
20090203894Composition and methods of RNAi therapeutics for treatment of cancer and other neovascularization diseases - Compositions and methods are provided for treatment of diseases involving unwanted neovascularization (NV). The invention provides treatments that control NV through selective inhibition of pro-angiogenic biochemical pathways, including inhibition of the VEGF pathway gene expression and inhibition localized at pathological NV tissues. Tissue targeted nanoparticle compositions comprising polymer conjugates and nucleic acid molecules that induce RNA interference (RNAi) are provided. The nanoparticle compositions of the invention can be used alone or in combination with other therapeutic agents such as VEGF pathway antagonists. The compositions and methods can be used for the treatment of NV diseases such as cancer, ocular disease, arthritis, and inflammatory diseases.08-13-2009
20090082556siRNA targeting TATA box binding protein (TBP)-associated factor (TAF1) - Efficient sequence specific gene silencing is possible through the use of siRNA technology. By selecting particular siRNAs by rational design, one can maximize the generation of an effective gene silencing reagent, as well as methods for silencing genes. Methods, compositions, and kits generated through rational design of siRNAs are disclosed including those directed to nucleotide sequences for TAF1.03-26-2009
20090005548siRNA targeting nuclear receptor interacting protein 1 (NRIP1) - Efficient sequence specific gene silencing is possible through the use of siRNA technology. By selecting particular siRNAs by rational design, one can maximize the generation of an effective gene silencing reagent, as well as methods for silencing genes. Methods, compositions, and kits generated through rational design of siRNAs are disclosed including those directed to NRIP1.01-01-2009
20090203893ANTISENSE COMPOUNDS HAVING ENHANCED ANTI-MICRORNA ACTIVITY - Antisense compounds, compositions and methods are provided for modulating the levels expression, processing and function of miRNAs. The antisense compounds exhibit enhanced anti-miRNA activity. Further provided are methods for enhancing the inhibitory activity of an antisense compound targeting a miRNA, comprising incorporating stability enhancing sugar modifications into the antisense compounds.08-13-2009
20090203895siRNA targeting cyclin-dependent kinase 4 (CDK4) - Efficient sequence specific gene silencing for cyclin-dependent kinase 4 is possible through the use of siRNA technology. By selecting particular siRNAs by rational design, one can maximize the generation of an effective gene silencing reagent, as well as methods for silencing genes. Methods, compositions, and kits generated through rational design of siRNAs are disclosed.08-13-2009
20090203892Retrotransposon Inhibition in Therapy - RNA interference is useful in the treatment of cancerous lesions, wherein the RNA recognises a portion of at least one LINE-I repeat element.08-13-2009
20090203896MODULATION OF SURVIVIN EXPRESSION - Compounds and compositions are provided for modulating the expression of survivin. The compounds, exemplified by those acting through an RNAi antisense mechanism of action, include double-stranded and single-stranded constructs, as well as siRNAs, canonical siRNAs, blunt-ended siRNAs and single-stranded antisense RNA compounds. Methods of using these compounds for modulation of survivin expression and for treatment of diseases associated with expression of survivin are provided.08-13-2009
20090240043RNAi MODULATION OF RSV AND THERAPEUTIC USES THEREOF - The present invention is based on the in vivo demonstration that RSV can be inhibited through intranasal administration of iRNA agents as well as by parenteral administration of such agents. Further, it is shown that effective viral reduction can be achieved with more than one virus being treated concurrently. Based on these findings, the present invention provides general and specific compositions and methods that are useful in reducing RSV mRNA levels, RSV protein levels and viral titers in a subject, e.g., a mammal, such as a human. These findings can be applied to other respiratory viruses.09-24-2009
20090048435Oligonucleotide modulation of cell adhesion - Compositions comprising oligonucleotides which are specifically hybridizable with nucleic acids encoding cellular adhesion molecules intracellular adhesion molecule-1 (ICAM-1), vascular cell adhesion molecule-1 (VCAM-1) and endothelial leukocyte adhesion molecule-1 (ELAM-1) are disclosed. A series of double stranded RNA molecules targeting human ICAM-1 were designed and inhibition of RNA was measured. Oligonucleotides targeted to ICAM were effective in reducing airway hyperresponsiveness in mouse and monkey asthma models.02-19-2009
20100216982POLYCYCLIC SUGAR SURROGATE-CONTAINING OLIGOMERIC COMPOUNDS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR USE IN GENE MODULATION - Compositions comprising first and second oligomers are provided wherein at least a portion of the first oligomer is capable of hybridizing with at least a portion of the second oligomer, at least a portion of the first oligomer is complementary to and capable of hybridizing to a selected target nucleic acid, and at least one of the first or second oligomers includes a modification comprising a polycyclic sugar surrogate. Oligomer/protein compositions are also provided comprising an oligomer complementary to and capable of hybridizing to a selected target nucleic acid and at least one protein comprising at least a portion of an RNA-induced silencing complex (RISC), wherein at least one nucleoside of the oligomer has a polycyclic sugar surrogate modification.08-26-2010
20100240881THERAPEUTIC COMPOSITIONS - This application relates to therapeutic siRNA agents and methods of making and using the agents.09-23-2010
20100145038RNA INTERFERENCE MEDIATED INHIBITION OF GENE EXPRESSION USING SHORT INTERFERING NUCLEIC ACID (siNA) - This invention relates to compounds, compositions, and methods useful for modulating gene expression using short interfering nucleic acid (siNA) molecules. In particular, the instant invention features small nucleic acid molecules, such as short interfering nucleic acid (siNA), short interfering RNA (siRNA), double-stranded RNA (dsRNA), micro-RNA (miRNA), and short hairpin RNA (shRNA) molecules and methods used to modulate the expression of genes, such as expressed pseudogenes associated with the maintenance or development of diseases, disorders, traits, and conditions in a subject or organism.06-10-2010
20100216981ANTIVIRAL AGENT - An object of the present invention is to provide a viral disease control agent which has a mechanism of action different from conventional one as a substitute for existing viral disease control methods and is used in more practical and safer manners. The present invention utilizes a compound having inhibitory activity on the binding of a substance α to a PTGS suppressor protein, wherein the substance α has a property of inducing PTGS and a property of binding to the PTGS suppressor protein and shows a decrease in the property of inducing PTGS upon binding to the PTGS suppressor protein.08-26-2010
20110112284METHODS FOR MODULATING IKKALPHA ACTIVITY - A method for modulating NF-κB dependent gene transcription in a cell comprised of modulating IKKα protein activity in the cell. The present invention also provides siRNA compositions and methods thereof for modulating NF-κB dependent gene transcription.05-12-2011
20100197901DEPROTECTION AND PURIFICATION OF OLIGONUCLEOTIDES AND THEIR DERIVATIVES - Method for synthesis, deprotection, and/or purification of nucleic acid molecules, such as oligonucleotides comprising one or more ribonucleotides. Such nucleic acid molecules include siRNA, dsRNA, ribozymes, antisense, and aptamers.08-05-2010
20090281298OLIGONUCLEOTIDES COMPRISING A MODIFIED OR NON-NATURAL NUCLEOBASE - One aspect of the present invention relates to a double-stranded oligonucleotide comprising at least one non-natural nucleobase. In certain embodiments, the non-natural nucleobase is difluorotolyl, nitroindolyl, nitropyrrolyl, or nitroimidazolyl. In a preferred embodiment, the non-natural nucleobase is difluorotolyl. In certain embodiments, only one of the two oligonucleotide strands comprising the double-stranded oligonucleotide contains a non-natural nucleobase. In certain embodiments, both of the oligonucleotide strands comprising the double-stranded oligonucleotide independently contain a non-natural nucleobase. In certain embodiments, the oligonucleotide strands comprise at least one modified sugar moiety. Another aspect of the present invention relates to a single-stranded oligonucleotide comprising at least one non-natural nucleobase. In a preferred embodiment, the non-natural nucleobase is difluorotolyl. In certain embodiments, the ribose sugar moiety that occurs naturally in nucleosides is replaced with a hexose sugar, polycyclic heteroalkyl ring, or cyclohexenyl group. In certain embodiments, at least one phosphate linkage in the oligonucleotide has been replaced with a phosphorothioate linkage.11-12-2009
20090176977LNA MODIFIED PHOSPHOROTHIOLATED OLIGONUCLEOTIDES - The current invention provides oligonucleotides which comprise a dinucleotide consisting of a 5′ locked nucleic acid (LNA), a phosphorothioate internucleoside linkage bond to a 3′ RNA or RNA analogue. The dinucleotide reduces the strength of hybridization of the oligonucleotide to a complementary nucleic acid target. The modification can be used to modulate hybridisation properties in both single stranded oligonucleotides and in double stranded siRNA complexes, particularly in oligonucleotides where the use of LNA results in excessively strong hybridisation properties.07-09-2009
20090111977ANTISENSE COMPOUND FOR INDUCING IMMUNOLOGICAL TOLERANCE - A method and conjugate for selectively killing antigen-activated T cells are disclosed. The conjugate is composed of a substantially uncharged antisense compound targeted against the human cFLIP protein, and a reverse TAT (rTAT) polypeptide coupled covalently to the antisense compound. The rTAT polypeptide is effective to produce selective uptake of the conjugate into antigen-activated T cells, relative to the uptake of the conjugate into non-activated T cells. The cFLIP antisense compound causes activation induced cell death (AICD) of activated lymphocytes. The method is useful in treating transplantation rejection and autoimmune conditions.04-30-2009
20090036662Hypoxia-regulated genes - According to the present invention, purified, isolated and cloned nucleic acid polynucleotide encoding hypoxia-regulating genes and the proteins thereof and antibodies directed against the proteins which have sequences as set forth in SEQ ID No:1, SEQ ID No:2, SEQ ID No:3, SEQ ID No:4, SEQ ID No:5 and SEQ ID No:6 are provided. The present invention further provides transgenic animals and cell lines as well as knock-out organisms of these sequences. The present invention further provides methods of regulating angiogenesis or apoptosis or regulating response to hypoxic conditions in a patient in need of such treatment. The present invention also provides a method of diagnosing the presence of ischemia in a patient including the steps of analyzing a bodily fluid or tissue sample from the patient for the presence or gene product of at least one expressed gene (up-regulated) as set forth in the group comprising SEQ ID No:2; SEQ ID No:3; SEQ ID No:4; SEQ ID No:5; and SEQ ID No:6 and where ischemia is determined if the up-regulated gene or gene product is ascertained.02-05-2009
20090036661METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR THE SPECIFIC INHIBITION OF GENE EXPRESSION BY DOUBLE-STRANDED RNA - The invention is directed to compositions and methods for selectively reducing the expression of a gene product from a desired target gene in a cell, as well as for treating diseases caused by the expression of the gene. More particularly, the invention is directed to compositions that contain double stranded RNA (“dsRNA”), and methods for preparing them, that are capable of reducing the expression of target genes in eukaryotic cells. The dsRNA has a first oligonucleotide sequence that is between 25 and about 30 nucleotides in length and a second oligonucleotide sequence that anneals to the first sequence under biological conditions. In addition, a region of one of the sequences of the dsRNA having a sequence length of at least 19 nucleotides is sufficiently complementary to a nucleotide sequence of the RNA produced from the target gene to trigger the destruction of the target RNA by the RNAi machinery.02-05-2009
20130144048THERAPEUTIC COMPOSITIONS - This application relates to therapeutic siRNA agents and methods of making and using the agents.06-06-2013
20100331538CARBOCYCLIC ALPHA-L-BICYCLIC NUCLEIC ACID ANALOGS - The present invention provides novel carbocyclic α-L-bicyclic nucleosides and oligomeric compounds comprising at least one of these carbocyclic α-L-bicyclic nucleosides. The carbocyclic α-L-bicyclic nucleosides are useful for enhancing one or more properties of the oligomeric compounds they are incorporated into including nuclease resistance.12-30-2010
20110009606Synthesis of 2',3' - and 3',5' -cyclic phosphate mono-and oligonucleotides - The invention provides a novel method of 2′,3′-cyclic phosphate and phosphorothioate of mono and oligonucleotide synthesis. The invention also provides a novel method of the synthesis of 3′,5′-cyclic phosphate and phosphorothioate mononucleotide. The invention also envisions providing kits comprising at least one composition disclosed in the present invention.01-13-2011
20090023908siRNA targeting ribosomal protein S2 (RPS2) - Efficient sequence specific gene silencing is possible through the use of siRNA technology. By selecting particular siRNAs by rational design, one can maximize the generation of an effective gene silencing reagent, as well as methods for silencing genes. Methods, compositions, and kits generated through rational design of siRNAs are disclosed including those directed to RPS2.01-22-2009
20090030190siRNA targeting 1-acylglycerol-3-phosphate O-acyltransferase 2 (AGPAT2) - Efficient sequence specific gene silencing is possible through the use of siRNA technology. By selecting particular siRNAs by rational design, one can maximize the generation of an effective gene silencing reagent, as well as methods for silencing genes. Methods, compositions, and kits generated through rational design of siRNAs are disclosed including those directed to AGPAT2.01-29-2009
20110112283RNA INTERFERENCE MEDIATING SMALL RNA MOLECULES - Double-stranded RNA (dsRNA) induces sequence-specific post-transcriptional gene silencing in many organisms by a process known as RNA interference (RNAi). Using a 05-12-2011
20110124853Conjugates and Compositions for Cellular Delivery - This invention features conjugates, degradable linkers, compositions, methods of synthesis, and applications thereof, including cholesterol, folate, galactose, galactosamine, N-acetyl galactosamine, PEG, phospholipid, peptide and human serum albumin (HSA) derived conjugates of biologically active compounds, including antibodies, antivirals, chemotherapeutics, peptides, proteins, hormones, nucleosides, nucleotides, non-nucleosides, and nucleic acids including enzymatic nucleic acids, DNAzymes, allozymes, antisense, dsRNA, siNA, siRNA, triplex oligonucleotides, 2,5-A chimeras, decoys and aptamers.05-26-2011
20110087015Nucleoside and nucleotide having an unnatural base and use thereof - The object of the present invention is to provide a nucleoside or a nucleotide, or a derivative thereof, which has an unnatural base. The nucleoside and others of the present invention are characterized by having a 2-amino-6-(2-thiazolyl)purin-9-yl group or a 2-amino-6-(2-oxazolyl)purin-9-yl group as a base, wherein the 4- and/or 5-position of the thiazolyl or oxazolyl group may be substituted.04-14-2011
20110213136ANTISENSE MODULATION OF STEAROYL-COA DESATURASE EXPRESSION - Antisense compounds, compositions and methods are provided for modulating the expression of stearoyl-CoA desaturase. The compositions comprise antisense compounds, particularly antisense oligonucleotides, targeted to nucleic acids encoding stearoyl-CoA desaturase. Methods of using these compounds for modulation of stearoyl-CoA desaturase expression and for treatment of diseases associated with expression of stearoyl-CoA desaturase are provided.09-01-2011
20110245481METHOD FOR INHIBITING FUNCTION OF micro-RNA - A miRNA-inhibiting RNA complex has a double-stranded structure, in which at least one RNA strand that includes a miRNA-binding sequence is linked to the two strands at at least one end of the double-stranded structure. The complex can efficiently inhibit miRNAs. In particular, RNAs in which two RNAs containing a miRNA binding sequence are positioned between two double-stranded structures were able to strongly inhibit miRNA. These RNAs can be expressed from, for example, a PolIII promoter, and by integration into a vector, miRNAs can be stably inhibited for a long period of time.10-06-2011
20110178283Ribonucleic acid interference molecules and binding sites derived by analyzing intergenic and intronic regions of genomes - Sequences that can be used in the context of controlled gene regulation are provided. In one aspect, at least one sequence comprising at least one of one or more sequences having SEQ ID NO: 1 through SEQ ID NO: 747,326 is provided. One or more of the provided sequences may be computationally predicted, e.g., from publicly available genomes, using a method based on pattern discovery. In another aspect, a method for regulating the expression of a transcript comprises the step of said transcript containing a region that corresponds to at least one of the provided sequences having SEQ ID NO: 1 through SEQ ID NO: 747,326, the region being targeted either by a naturally occurring, or appropriately designed, interfering RNA molecule that regulates the expression of said transcript through post-transcriptional silencing. In a third aspect, a method for regulating the expression of a transcript comprises the step of at least one of the provided sequences having SEQ ID NO: 1 through SEQ ID NO: 747,326 being used to design an interfering RNA molecule that contains a region that corresponds to the reverse complement of one or more of the one or more sequences having SEQ ID NO: 1 through SEQ ID NO: 747,326, the interfering molecule regulating, through post-transcriptional silencing, one or more transcripts that contain said sequence of the one or more sequences having SEQ ID NO: 1 through SEQ ID NO: 747,326, or a substantial fraction thereof.07-21-2011
20100069622siRNA targeting amyloid beta (A4) precursor protein (APP) - Efficient sequence specific gene silencing is possible through the use of siRNA technology. By selecting particular siRNAs by rational design, one can maximize the generation of an effective gene silencing reagent, as well as methods for silencing genes. Methods, compositions, and kits generated through rational design of siRNAs are disclosed including those directed to nucleotide sequences for APP.03-18-2010
20110098461Novel RNA Interference Methods Using DNA-RNA Duplex Constructs - The present invention provides novel compositions and methods for suppressing the function or activity of a targeted gene through a novel intracellular piRNA-mediated RNAi mechanism, using RNA-DNA duplex constructs. The invention further provides novel methods and compositions for generating or producing RNA-DNA duplex agents, whose quantity is high enough to be used for the invention's gene silencing transfection and possibly in therapeutics applications. This improved RNA-polymerase chain reaction (RNA-PCR) method utilizes thermocycling steps of promoter-linked DNA or RNA template synthesis, in vitro transcription and then reverse transcription to bring up the amount of RNA-DNA duplexes up to two thousand folds within one round of the above procedure for using in D-RNAi-directed gene silencing.04-28-2011
20110098460SiRNA Useful to Suppress expression of eIF-5A1 - The present invention relates to apoptosis specific eucaryotic initiation factor 5A (eIF-5A), referred to as apoptosis factor 5A1 or simply factor 5A1, apoptosis factor 5A1 nucleic acids and polypeptides and methods for inhibiting or suppressing apoptosis in cells using antisense nucleotides or siRNAs to inhibit expression of factor 5A1. The invention also relates to suppressing or inhibiting expression of pro-inflammatory cytokines by inhibiting expression of apoptosis factor 5A.04-28-2011
20080249294RNA Interference Mediated Inhibition of Gene Expression Using Short Interfering Nucleic Acid (siNA) - This invention relates to compounds, compositions, and methods useful for modulating gene expression using short interfering nucleic acid (siNA) molecules. In particular, the instant invention features small nucleic acid molecules, such as short interfering nucleic acid (siNA), short interfering RNA (siRNA), double-stranded RNA (dsRNA), micro-RNA (miRNA), and short hairpin RNA (shRNA) molecules and methods used to modulate the expression of genes, such as expressed pseudogenes associated with the maintenance or development of diseases, disorders, traits, and conditions in a subject or organism. The invention also provides small nucleic acid molecules with reduced or attenuated immunostimulatory properties and methods for designing and synthesizing such small nucleic acid molecules having improved toxicologic properties while retaining RNAi activity.10-09-2008
20100121043ENVIRONMENT-RESPONDING siRNA CARRIER USING DISULFIDE-CROSS-LINKED POLYMERIC MICELLE - Disclosed is a siRNA-encapsulating polymeric micelle complex (a polyion complex) having high monodispersibility and structural stability and excellent in the ability of transporting siRNA into a cell. Further disclosed are a nucleic acid delivery device, a nucleic acid delivery kit, a pharmaceutical composition, and a gene therapy agent, each of which uses the complex. The polyion complex is characterized by comprising: a block copolymer composed of a polyethylene glycol moiety and a polycation moiety having a thiol group as a side chain at the terminus; and siRNA.05-13-2010
20090118489siRNA targeting nucleoporin 62kDa (Nup62) - Efficient sequence specific gene silencing is possible through the use of siRNA technology. By selecting particular siRNAs by rational design, one can maximize the generation of an effective gene silencing reagent, as well as methods for silencing genes. Methods, compositions, and kits generated through rational design of siRNAs are disclosed including those directed to nucleotide sequences for Nup62.05-07-2009
20080242851MODIFIED POLYNUCLEOTIDES FOR REDUCING OFF-TARGET EFFECTS IN RNA INTERFERENCE - Methods and compositions for performing RNA interference with decreased off-target effects are provided. The methods and compositions permit effective and efficient applications of RNA interference to applications such as diagnostics and therapeutics through the use of modifications to the siRNA. Uniquely modified siRNAs have been developed that reduce off-target effects incurred in gene-silencing. The modifications comprise 2′-O-alkyl or mismatch modification(s) at specific positions on the sense and/or antisense strands.10-02-2008
20110257384METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR THE SPECIFIC INHIBITION OF GENE EXPRESSION BY DOUBLE-STRANDED RNA - The invention is directed to compositions and methods for selectively reducing the expression of a gene product from a desired target gene in a cell, as well as for treating diseases caused by the expression of the gene. More particularly, the invention is directed to compositions that contain double stranded RNA (“dsRNA”), and methods for preparing them, that are capable of reducing the expression of target genes in eukaryotic cells. The dsRNA has a first oligonucleotide sequence that is between 25 and about 30 nucleotides in length and a second oligonucleotide sequence that anneals to the first sequence under biological conditions. In addition, a region of one of the sequences of the dsRNA having a sequence length of at least 19 nucleotides is sufficiently complementary to a nucleotide sequence of the RNA produced from the target gene to trigger the destruction of the target RNA by the RNAi machinery.10-20-2011
20120202982Compositions and Methods for Therapy of Macular Degeneration - Provided are compositions and methods for therapy of macular degeneration including dry age-related macular degeneration (dAMD), juvenile macular degenerations (JMDs) where toxic retinoids are known to accumulate as part of the pathogenesis, such as Stargardt disease, and Best disease, and neovascular wet age-related macular degeneration. The method entails administering to an individual in need of therapy for macular degeneration a first polynucleotide that can facilitate a reduction in the amount of rod opsin (RHO) mRNA in the individual; or a second polynucleotide that can facilitate a reduction in the amount of RPE65 mRNA in the individual; or a combination thereof. The polynucleotides of the invention are hammerhead ribozymes or shRNAs. The polynucleotides target a sequence in RHO mRNA or RPE65 mRNA and facilitate reduction in the target mRNA via ribozymatic cleavage of the target, or by hybridization to the target, which leads to RNAi mediated degradation of the target mRNA.08-09-2012
20110054160THERAPEUTIC COMPOSITIONS - This application relates to therapeutic siRNA agents and methods of making and using the agents.03-03-2011
20110054159RNA INTERFERENCE MEDIATING SMALL RNA MOLECULES - Double-stranded RNA (dsRNA) induces sequence-specific post-transcriptional gene silencing in many organisms by a process known as RNA interference (RNAi). Using a 03-03-2011
20100190971siRNA Targeting Diacylglycerol O-Acyltransferase Homolog 2 (DGAT2) - Efficient sequence specific gene silencing is possible through the use of siRNA technology. By selecting particular siRNAs by rational design, one can maximize the generation of an effective gene silencing reagent, as well as methods for silencing genes. Methods, compositions, and kits generated through rational design of siRNAs are disclosed including those directed to nucleotide sequences for DGAT2.07-29-2010
20100016573siRNA targeting cyclin-dependent kinase inhibitor 1B (p27, Kip1) (CDKN1B) - Efficient sequence specific gene silencing is possible through the use of siRNA technology. By selecting particular siRNAs by rational design, one can maximize the generation of an effective gene silencing reagent, as well as methods for silencing genes. Methods, compositions, and kits generated through rational design of siRNAs are disclosed including those directed to nucleotide sequences for CDKN1B.01-21-2010
20090264636CONJUGATES AND COMPOSITIONS FOR CELLULAR DELIVERY - This invention features conjugates, degradable linkers, compositions, methods of synthesis, and applications thereof, including cholesterol, folate, galactose, galactosamine, N-acetyl galactosamine, PEG, phospholipid, peptide and human serum albumin (HSA) derived conjugates of biologically active compounds, including antibodies, antivirals, chemotherapeutics, peptides, proteins, hormones, nucleosides, nucleotides, non-nucleosides, and nucleic acids including enzymatic nucleic acids, DNAzymes, allozymes, antisense, dsRNA, siNA, siRNA, triplex oligonucleotides, 2,5-A chimeras, decoys and aptamers.10-22-2009
20110118456Interfering RNA Molecules - The present invention is related to a ribonucleic acid comprising a double stranded structure whereby the double-stranded structure comprises a first strand and a second strand, whereby the first strand comprises a first stretch of contiguous nucleotides and whereby said first stretch is at least partially complementary to a target nucleic acid, and the second strand comprises a second stretch of contiguous nucleotides whereby said second stretch is at least partially identical to a target nucleic acid, and whereby the double stranded structure is blunt ended.05-19-2011
20120149893MODULATION OF EIF4E-BP2 - Compounds, compositions and methods are provided for modulating the expression of eIF4E-BP2. The compositions comprise oligonucleotides, targeted to nucleic acid encoding eIF4E-BP2. Methods of using these compounds for modulation of eIF4E-BP2 expression and for diagnosis and treatment of diseases and conditions associated with expression of eIF4E-BP2 are provided.06-14-2012
20100234582siRNA targeting gremlin - Efficient sequence specific gene silencing is possible through the use of siRNA technology. By selecting particular siRNAs by rational design, one can maximize the generation of an effective gene silencing reagent, as well as methods for silencing genes. Methods, compositions, and kits generated through rational design of siRNAs are disclosed including those directed to CKSF1B1.09-16-2010
20120041184RNA INTERFERENCE MEDIATED INHIBITION OF HUMAN IMMUNODEFICIENCY VIRUS (HIV) GENE EXPRESSION USING SHORT INTERFERING NUCLEIC ACID (siNA) - This invention relates to compounds, compositions, and methods useful for modulating human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) gene expression using short interfering nucleic acid (siNA) molecules. This invention also relates to compounds, compositions, and methods useful for modulating the expression and activity of other genes involved in pathways of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) gene expression and/or activity by RNA interference (RNAi) using small nucleic acid molecules. In particular, the instant invention features small nucleic acid molecules, such as short interfering nucleic acid (siNA), short interfering RNA (siRNA), double-stranded RNA (dsRNA), micro-RNA (miRNA), and short hairpin RNA (shRNA) molecules and methods used to modulate the expression of HIV genes. The small nucleic acid molecules are useful in the treatment of HIV infection, AIDS, and/or diseases and conditions related to HIV infection and/or AIDS in a subject or organism.02-16-2012
20120004403RNA INTERFERENCE MEDIATED INHIBITION OF TNF AND TNF RECEPTOR GENE EXPRESSION USING SHORT INTERFERING NUCLEIC ACID (siNA) - This invention relates to compounds, compositions, and methods useful for modulating tumor necrosis factor and/or tumor necrosis factor receptor gene expression using short interfering nucleic acid (siNA) molecules. This invention also relates to compounds, compositions, and methods useful for modulating the expression and activity of other genes involved in pathways of tumor necrosis factor and/or tumor necrosis factor receptor gene expression and/or activity by RNA interference (RNAi) using small nucleic acid molecules. In particular, the instant invention features small nucleic acid molecules, such as short interfering nucleic acid (siNA), short interfering RNA (siRNA), double-stranded RNA (dsRNA), micro-RNA (miRNA), and short hairpin RNA (shRNA) molecules and methods used to modulate the expression of tumor necrosis factor and/or tumor necrosis factor receptor genes, (TNF and/or TNF receptor).01-05-2012
20080319181Method of Making an Artificial Nuclease for Anti-viral, Anti-bacterial Applications - A method of making a macrocyclic chelator comprising converting Co(II)Cl12-25-2008
20120022245FOLATE TARGETING OF NUCLEOTIDES - The present invention relates to compounds, compositions, kits, and methods of use in targeting nucleotides, such as siRNA's, to cancer cells or to immune system cells involved in inflammation. More particularly, the invention is directed to receptor binding ligand-nucleotide delivery conjugates for use in specifically targeting the conjugates to cancer cells or to immune system cells, methods of treatment with these conjugates, methods of preparation of these conjugates, and methods of reducing the expression of a gene in vitro or in vivo with the conjugates described herein.01-26-2012
20120059159DIFFERENTIATION THERAPY FOR SARCOMAS - Use of muscle-enriched/specific microRNAs for the treatment of sarcomas, as for example rhabdomyosarcomas, synovial sarcoma, alveolar soft part sarcoma, liposarcoma, and osteosarcoma, wherein the microRNAs are able to stop the development of neoplastic cells and to force the neoplastic cells to differentiate into terminally differentiated muscle cells.03-08-2012
20120071641NUCLEIC ACID CHEMICAL MODIFICATIONS - The present invention provides nucleosides of formula (1) and oligonucleotides comprising at least one nucleoside of formula (2): Another aspect of the invention relates to a method of inhibiting the expression of a gene in cell, the method comprising (a) contacting an oligonucleotide of the invention with the cell; and (b) maintaining the cell from step (a) for a time sufficient to obtain degradation of the mRNA of the target gene.03-22-2012
20110065908METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR THE SPECIFIC INHIBITION OF GENE EXPRESSION BY DOUBLE-STRANDED RNA - The invention provides compositions and methods for selectively reducing the expression of a gene product from a desired target gene, as well as treating diseases caused by expression of the gene. The method involves introducing into the environment of a cell an amount of a double-stranded RNA (dsRNA) such that a sufficient portion of the dsRNA can enter the cytoplasm of the cell to cause a reduction in the expression of the target gene. The dsRNA has a first oligonucleotide sequence that is between 26 and about 30 nucleotides in length and a second oligonucleotide sequence that anneals to the first sequence under biological conditions. In addition, a region of one of the sequences of the dsRNA having a sequence length of from about 19 to about 23 nucleotides is complementary to a nucleotide sequence of the RNA produced from the target gene.03-17-2011
20100093987Inhibitor Nucleic Acids - The present invention provides methods and compositions for attenuating expression of a target gene in vivo. In general, the method includes administering RNAi constructs (such as small-interfering RNAs (i.e., siRNAs) that are targeted to particular mRNA sequences, or nucleic acid material that can produce siRNAs in a cell), in an amount sufficient to attenuate expression of a target gene by an RNA interference mechanism. In particular, the RNAi constructs may include one or more modifications to improve serum stability, cellular uptake and/or to avoid non-specific effect. In certain embodiments, the RNAi constructs contain an aptamer portion. The aptamer may bind to human serum albumin to improve serum half life. The aptamer may also bind to a cell surface protein that improves uptake of the construct.04-15-2010
20120130060Modified antisense oligopeptides with anticancer properties and method of obtaining them - This invention may be used in human and veterinary medicine for the creation of a drug that is effective in the treatment of oncological illnesses in animals and humans.05-24-2012
20120136145Compositions and Methods for Inhibiting Expression of Eg5 Gene - The invention relates to a double-stranded ribonucleic acid (dsRNA) for inhibiting the expression of the Eg5 gene (Eg5 gene), comprising an antisense strand having a nucleotide sequence which is less that 30 nucleotides in length, generally 19-25 nucleotides in length, and which is substantially complementary to at least a part of the Eg5 gene. The invention also relates to a pharmaceutical composition comprising the dsRNA together with a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier; methods for treating diseases caused by Eg5 expression and the expression of the Eg5 gene using the pharmaceutical composition; and methods for inhibiting the expression of the Eg5 gene in a cell.05-31-2012
20120136144SIRNA TARGETING CATENIN, BETA-1 (CTNNB1) - Efficient sequence specific gene silencing is possible through the use of siRNA technology. By selecting particular siRNAs by rational design, one can maximize the generation of an effective gene silencing reagent, as well as methods for silencing genes. Methods, compositions, and kits generated through rational design of siRNAs are disclosed including those directed to nucleotide sequences for CTNNB1.05-31-2012
20100273998METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR MODULATING TISSUE FACTOR - The present invention features nucleic acid molecules, specifically short interfering RNA molecules, that are able to modulate the expression of TF and methods for using such molecules for the treatment of coagulative disorders and for the prevention and treatment of cancer.10-28-2010
20100273997Ribozyme to cleave coronavirus gene - Provided is a ribozyme to cleave a coronavirus gene and a therapeutic agent for a coronavirus infectious disease. A common base sequence in coronaviruses such as SARS-CoV and MHV was searched to design a ribozyme including a base sequence complementary thereto. Moreover, a therapeutic agent for a coronavirus infectious disease including such ribozyme was obtained.10-28-2010
20100010207RNA INTERFERENCE MEDIATING SMALL RNA MOLECULES - Double-stranded RNA (dsRNA) induces sequence-specific post-transcriptional gene silencing in many organisms by a process known as RNA interference (RNAi). Using a 01-14-2010
20100010206siRNA Targeting Hypoxia-Inducible Factor 1 - Efficient sequence specific gene silencing is possible through the use of siRNA technology. By selecting particular siRNAs by rational design, one can maximize the generation of an effective gene silencing reagent, as well as methods for silencing genes. Methods, compositions, and kits generated through rational design of siRNAs are disclosed.01-14-2010
20120083596Pharmaceutical Composition - The invention provides pharmaceutical compositions comprising short single stranded oligonucleotides, of length of between 8 and 17 nucleobases which are complementary to human microRNAs. The short oligonucleotides are particularly effective at alleviating miRNA repression in vivo. It is found that the incorporation of high affinity nucleotide analogues into the oligonucleotides results in highly effective anti-microRNA molecules which appear to function via the formation of almost irreversible duplexes with the miRNA target, rather than RNA cleavage based mechanisms, such as mechanisms associated with RNaseH or RISC.04-05-2012
20100292454NEURONAL REGENERATION PROMOTING AGENT - It is an object of the present invention to provide a novel neuronal regeneration promoting agent, particularly a neuronal regeneration promoting agent having an inhibitory effect on glial scar formation. The present invention provides a neuronal regeneration promoting agent which comprises an inhibitor of a bone morphogenetic protein type 1A receptor (BMPR1A) as an active ingredient.11-18-2010
20090018321METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR THE SPECIFIC INHIBITION OF GENE EXPRESSION BY DOUBLE-STRANDED RNA - The invention provides compositions and methods for selectively reducing the expression of a gene product from a desired target gene, as well as treating diseases caused by expression of the gene. The method involves introducing into the environment of a cell an amount of a double-stranded RNA (dsRNA) such that a sufficient portion of the dsRNA can enter the cytoplasm of the cell to cause a reduction in the expression of the target gene. The dsRNA has a first oligonucleotide sequence that is between 26 and about 30 nucleotides in length and a second oligonucleotide sequence that anneals to the first sequence under biological conditions. In addition, a region of one of the sequences of the dsRNA having a sequence length of from about 19 to about 23 nucleotides is complementary to a nucleotide sequence of the RNA produced from the target gene.01-15-2009
20080300395siRNA targeting vascular endothelial growth factor receptor 1 (VEGFR1) - Efficient sequence specific gene silencing is possible through the use of siRNA technology. By selecting particular siRNAs by rational design, one can maximize the generation of an effective gene silencing reagent, as well as methods for silencing genes. Methods, compositions, and kits generated through rational design of siRNAs are disclosed including those directed to VEGFR1.12-04-2008
20110046360ENA NUCLEIC ACID DRUGS MODIFYING SPLICING IN mRNA PRECURSOR - Oligonucleotides having a nucleotide sequence complementary to nucleotide numbers such as 2571-2607, 2578-2592, 2571-2592, 2573-2592, 2578-2596, 2578-2601 or 2575-2592 of the dystrophin cDNA (Gene Bank accession No. NM_004006.1) and therapeutic agents for muscular dystrophy comprising such oligonucleotides.02-24-2011
20110218334PHOSPHOROTHIOATE OLIGONUCLEOTIDES AND NON-NUCLEOSIDIC PHOSPHOROTHIOATES AS DELIVERY AGENTS FOR iRNA AGENTS - The invention relates to use of single-stranded phosphorothioate oligonucleotides or non-nucleosidic phosphrothiaote as vehicles or carriers to modulate the biodistribution of iRNA agents.09-08-2011
20110160445Heparin-Binding Growth Factor (HBGF) Polypeptides - Substantially pure heparin-binding growth factor polypeptides (HBGFs), nucleic acids encoding the HBGFs and antibodies which bind to the HBGFs of the invention are provided. The HBGF polypeptides axe useful in methods for the induction of bone, cartilage and tissue formation, growth and development of the endometrium and in the acceleration of wound healing.06-30-2011
20100234583siRNA target hypoxia-inducible factor 1 - Efficient sequence specific gene silencing is possible through the use of siRNA technology. By selecting particular siRNAs by rational design, one can maximize the generation of an effective gene silencing reagent, as well as methods for silencing genes. Methods, compositions, and kits generated through rational design of siRNAs are disclosed.09-16-2010
20100179309MODIFIED iRNA AGENTS - The invention relates to iRNA agents, which preferably include a monomer in which the ribose moiety has been replaced by a moiety other than ribose. The inclusion of such a monomer can allow for modulation of a property of the iRNA agent into which it is incorporated, e.g., by using the non-ribose moiety as a point to which a ligand or other entity, e.g., a carbohydrate; or a steroid, e.g., cholesterol, which is optionally substituted with at least one carbohydrate. is directly, or indirectly, tethered. The invention also relates to methods of making and using such modified iRNA agents.07-15-2010
20080221317siRNA targeting cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) - Efficient sequence specific gene silencing is possible through the use of siRNA technology. By selecting particular siRNAs by rational design, one can maximize the generation of an effective gene silencing reagent, as well as methods for silencing genes. Methods, compositions, and kits generated through rational design of siRNAs are disclosed including those directed to CFTR.09-11-2008
20130096288siRNA conjugate and preparation method thereof - Provided are an siRNA-polymer conjugate, and a method for preparing the same, and more specifically, to a hybrid conjugate formed by covalently bonding siRNA and a polymeric compound for improving the in vivo stability of siRNA, and to a preparation method of the hybrid conjugate. The conjugate of the present invention can improve the in vivo stability of siRNA, thereby achieving an efficient delivery of therapeutic siRNA into cells and exhibiting the activity of siRNA even with a small dose of a relative low concentration. Therefore, the conjugate can advantageously be used as not only an siRNA treatment tool for cancers and other infectious disease, but also a novel type siRNA delivery system.04-18-2013
20130096290SINGLE STRANDED EXTENDED DICER SUBSTRATE AGENTS AND METHODS FOR THE SPECIFIC INHIBITION OF GENE EXPRESSION - The invention provides compositions and methods for reducing expression of a target gene in a cell, involving contacting a cell with an isolated double stranded nucleic acid (dsNA) in an amount effective to reduce expression of a target gene in a cell. The dsNAs of the invention possess a single stranded extension (in most embodiments, the single stranded extension comprises at least one modified nucleotide and/or phosphate back bone modification). Such single stranded extended Dicer-substrate siRNAs (DsiRNAs) were demonstrated to be effective RNA inhibitory agents compared to corresponding double stranded DsiRNAs.04-18-2013
20130096289HYDROXYMETHYL SUBSTITUTED RNA OLIGONUCLEOTIDES AND RNA COMPLEXES - The present invention is directed to RNA oligonucleotides or complexes of RNA oligonucleotides, denoted herein together as RNA complexes, containing at least one, but optionally more that one, hydroxymethyl substituted nucleotide monomer(s). By a hydroxymethyl substituted nucleotide monomer is understood a nucleotide monomer containing a hydroxymethyl group (that may be unsubstituted, O-substituted for example with a conjugating group, or converted into an optionally substituted or conjugated aminomethyl group). This hydroxymethyl group is not partaking in formation of an internucleotide linkage and is not the hydroxymethyl group (containing the 5′-hydroxy group) of a natural RNA monomer. The RNA complexes of the invention may be useful for therapeutic applications, diagnostic applications or research applications.04-18-2013
20130102768EFFICIENT METHOD FOR NUCLEAR REPROGRAMMING - A method of preparing induced pluripotent stem cells, comprising a nuclear reprogramming step with a nuclear reprogramming factor in the presence of miRNA, wherein said miRNA has a property of providing a higher nuclear reprogramming efficiency in the presence of said miRNA than in the absence thereof.04-25-2013
20130102769INTERFERING RNA MOLECULES - The present invention is related to a ribonucleic acid comprising a double stranded structure whereby the double-stranded structure comprises a first strand and a second strand, whereby the first strand comprises a first stretch of contiguous nucleotides and whereby said first stretch is at least partially complementary to a target nucleic acid, and the second strand comprises a second stretch of contiguous nucleotides whereby said second stretch is at least partially identical to a target nucleic acid, and whereby the double stranded structure is blunt ended.04-25-2013
20130131331CANCER-CELL-SPECIFIC CYTOSTATIC AGENT - The present inventors discovered that although suppressing expression of the RecQ1 gene, a RecQ helicase family gene, shows suppressive effects on cell proliferation in cancer cells, such effects are not observed in human TIG3 cells (a normal diploid fibroblast cell line), which are normal cells. Hence, the present inventors discovered that siRNAs against RecQ1 gene have cancer cell-specific cell proliferation-suppressing effects that are mediated by suppression of the expression of said gene.05-23-2013
20110313144iRNA Agents Targeting CCR5 Expressing Cells And Uses Thereof - The invention relates to iRNA agents that preferably include a modification that targets CC chemokine receptor 5 (CCR5). The invention also relates to methods of making and using such modified iRNA agents.12-22-2011
20100286385Anti-MicroRNA Oligonucleotide Molecules - The invention relates to isolated anti-microRNA molecules. In another embodiment, the invention relates to an isolated microRNA molecule. In yet another embodiment, the invention provides a method for inhibiting microRNP activity in a cell.11-11-2010
20100286384REPLIKIN PEPTIDES IN RAPID REPLICATION OF GLIOMA CELLS AND IN INFLUENZA EPIDEMICS - Peptides of influenza virus hemagglutinin protein and 11-11-2010
20130150569BICYCLIC NUCLEOSIDES AND OLIGOMERIC COMPOUNDS PREPARED THEREFROM - The present invention provides novel 3′,5′-linked bicyclic nucleosides and oligomeric compounds prepared therefrom. The bicyclic nucleosides provided herein are useful for enhancing one or more properties of the oligomeric compounds they are incorporated into such as nuclease resistance.06-13-2013
20100292456RNA INTERFERENCE MEDIATING SMALL RNA MOLECULES - Double-stranded RNA (dsRNA) induces sequence-specific post-transcriptional gene silencing in many organisms by a process known as RNA interference (RNAi). Using a 11-18-2010
20100292455MODIFIED iRNA AGENTS - The invention relates to iRNA agents, which preferably include a monomer in which the ribose moiety has been replaced by a moiety other than ribose. The inclusion of such a monomer can allow for modulation of a property of the iRNA agent into which it is incorporated, e.g., by using the non-ribose moiety as a point to which a ligand or other entity, e.g., a lipophilic moiety. e.g., cholesterol, is is directly, or indirectly, tethered. The invention also relates to methods of making and using such modified iRNA agents.11-18-2010
20100317840hnRNP K EXPRESSION-INHIBITING COMPOUND AND SIRNA SEQUENCE THEREOF - The present invention discloses an hnRNP K expression-inhibiting compound and a siRNA sequence thereof, wherein a siRNA sequence partially or completely complementary to the sequence of hnRNP K is used to inhibit hnRNP K expression, whereby is effectively reduced the survival rate of cancer cells in an anoxic environment.12-16-2010
20120283424REDUCTION OF OFF-TARGET RNA INTERFERENCE TOXICITY - The present invention is directed to RNA interference (RNAi) molecules targeted against a nucleic acid sequence, and methods of using these RNAi molecules to reduce off-target toxicity.11-08-2012
20130123485CATIONIC LIPIDS, METHODS FOR PREPARING THE SAME, AND DELIVERY SYSTEMS HAVING ABILITY TO TRANSITION INTO CELLS COMPRISING THE SAME - The present invention provides cationic lipids, methods for preparing the same, and delivery systems comprising the same. The present invention can provide cationic lipids which enhance the efficiency of intracellular or in vivo delivery of multiple-anionic target compounds such as drugs, anticancer agents, nucleic acids, etc., have no intracellular toxicity, but show increased stability, methods for preparing the same, and delivery systems comprising the same.05-16-2013
20130190484In Vivo Polynucleotide Delivery Conjugates Having Enzyme Sensitive Linkages - The present invention is directed compositions for delivery of RNA interference (RNAi) polynucleotides to cells in vivo. The compositions comprise amphipathic membrane active polyamines reversibly modified with enzyme cleavable dipeptide-amidobenzyl-carbonate masking agents. Modification masks membrane activity of the polymer while reversibility provides physiological responsiveness. The reversibly modified polyamines (dynamic polyconjugate or DPC) are further covalently linked to an RNAi polynucleotide or co-administered with a targeted RNAi polynucleotide-targeting molecule conjugate.07-25-2013
20130197207METHOD OF INHIBITING ALU RNA AND THERAPEUTIC USES THEREOF - The presently-disclosed subject matter includes methods of identifying an Alu RNA inhibitor, and methods and compositions for inhibiting Alu RNA. Methods and compositions can be used for the treatment of geographic atrophy and other conditions of interest.08-01-2013
20130203977OLIGONUCLEOTIDES COMPRISING ALTERNATING SEGMENTS AND USES THEREOF - The invention relates to oligonucleotides having alternating segments of sugar-modified nucleosides and 2′-deoxynucleosides, and uses thereof. The invention further related to oligonucleotides having alternating segments of sugar-modified nucleotides and 2′-deoxynucleotides, and uses thereof. Such uses include the preparation of antisense oligonucleotides and their use for the prevention or depletion of function of a target nucleic acid of interest, such as an RNA, in a system. Accordingly, and oligonucleotide of the invention is useful for therapeutic, analytical and diagnostic methods and uses, as well as component of compositions and commercial packages corresponding to such methods and uses.08-08-2013
20120088907OLIGOMERIC COMPOUNDS FOR THE MODULATION OF SURVIVIN EXPRESSION - Oligonucleotides directed against the survivin gene are provided for modulating the expression of survivin. The compositions comprise oligonucleotides, particularly antisense oligonucleotides, targeted to nucleic acids encoding the survivin. Methods of using these compounds for modulation of survivin expression and for the treatment of diseases associated with either overexpression of survivin, expression of mutated survivin or both are provided. Examples of diseases are cancer such as lung, breast, colon, prostate, pancreas, lung, liver, thyroid, kidney, brain, testes, stomach, intestine, bowel, spinal cord, sinuses, bladder, urinary tract or ovaries cancers. The oligonucleotides may be composed of deoxyribonucleosides or a nucleic acid analogue such as for example locked nucleic acid or a combination thereof.04-12-2012
20130211063MODIFIED iRNA AGENTS - The invention relates to iRNA agents, which preferably include a monomer in which the ribose moiety has been replaced by a moiety other than ribose. The inclusion of such a monomer can allow for modulation of a property of the iRNA agent into which it is incorporated, e.g., by using the non-ribose moiety as a point to which a ligand or other entity, e.g., a lipophilic moiety. e.g., cholesterol, is directly, or indirectly, tethered. The invention also relates to methods of making and using such modified iRNA agents.08-15-2013
20130211064TETRAHYDROPYRAN NUCLEIC ACID ANALOGS - The present disclosure describes tetrahydropyran nucleoside analogs, oligomeric compounds prepared therefrom and methods of using the oligomeric compounds. More particularly, tetrahydropyran nucleoside analogs are provided, having one or more chiral substituents, that are useful for enhancing properties of oligomeric compounds including nuclease resistance and binding affinity. In some embodiments, the oligomeric compounds provided herein hybridize to a portion of a target RNA resulting in loss of normal function of the target RNA.08-15-2013
20130211061Method and compositions for the identification of agents that have a potential effect against chronic inflammatory diseases - The present invention is based on two important experimental observations: The first observation is that increased extracellular concentrations of ionized calcium are found in erosive arthritis and stimulate monocytic IL-1β release via the CaSR and GPRC6A. Simultaneous stimulation of monocytes with calcium ions and selected TLR ligands results in a 20-fold increased IL1β response compared to lipopolysaccharide (LPS) alone. During the crosstalk between GPCR and TLR signaling, phospholipase C is activated, which triggers calcium dependent potassium channels, resulting in potassium efflux, caspase-1 activation and IL-1β release. The amplification of IL1β secretion at sites of locally increased calcium ion concentrations aggravates rheumatoid arthritis. The second important observation is that both CaSR and GPRC6A, are highly expressed in the synovial membrane of patients with rheumatoid arthritis, but expression of GPRC6A, but not of CaSR, is lower in patients with osteoarthritis (s. FIG. 08-15-2013
20130211062ANTISENSE NUCLEIC ACIDS - The present invention provides a pharmaceutical composition which causes skipping of the 53rd exon in the human dystrophin gene with a high efficiency.08-15-2013

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