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Inhibitors of the ubiquitin E3 ligase BCA2 as anti-cancer therapeutic agents
Background:Breast cancer associated protein 2 (BCA2) is a ubiquitin E3 ligase found in invasive breast cancer. Studies have shown that by decreasing its activity, breast cancer cell growth and invasiveness are diminished. Targeting this ligase and inhibiting its activity could play a role in treatment of breast cancer. A molecular approach to in...
Published: 8/3/2017   |   Inventor(s): Angelika Burger, Andrew Westwell
Keywords(s): Analog or Analogue, Breast Cancer, Cancer, Disease, Drug Target, Enzyme
Category(s): Diseases, Oncology, Therapeutics, Life Science, Research tools
Novel Anti-Cancer Therapeutic Strategy to Overcome Cancer Resistance and to Enable Tailoring Treatment
This technology is a gene therapy construct based on modified programmed-cell-death genes involved in intracellular apoptosis. Bypassing the main treatment-resistant mechanisms of cancer offers a new direction, away from broad-spectrum treatments, towards individualized therapies for cancer treatment that carry fewer side-effects. Background &...
Published: 8/3/2017   |   Inventor(s): Karli Rosner
Keywords(s): Anti-cancer, Cancer, Disease, Gene, Melanoma, Target, Therapeutics
Category(s): Life Science, Therapeutics, Diseases, Oncology, Biologicals, Genes
ERK-Mediated Grb7 Phosphorylation: A Biomarker and Potential Therapeutic Target in Her2/Grb7 Amplified Cancers
This invention is a new bio-marker for breast and other cancers that have Her2 and Grb7 gene amplifications, thus providing a therapeutic intervention in Her2/Grb7 amplified cancers.Background40% of breast cancers, as well as several other cancer types, display increased activation of tyrosine kinases from the ErbB family, with Her2 found amplified...
Published: 8/3/2017   |   Inventor(s): Guri Tzivion, Deborah Leicht, Alexander Kaplun, Stephen Ethier
Keywords(s): Biomarker, Biotechnology, Cancer, Cancer Therapies, Therapeutics
Category(s): Diagnostic, Life Science, Oncology
Modified Ectodomain of Human EGFR as a Potential Anticancer Agent
Development of a protein that attenuates EGFR and/or EGFR family members and is comprised of a modified EGFR ectodomain. The protein inhibits signaling via the EGFR and/or EGFR family members. The protein includes a portion of the EGFR (or EGFR family member) and the "U" region epitope of EGFR related protein (ERRP), wherein the portion o...
Published: 8/3/2017   |   Inventor(s): Adhip Majumdar, Arun Rishi, Yingjie Yu
Keywords(s): Breast Cancer, Cancer, Cancer Therapies, Disease, Drug Target, Protein, Therapeutics
Category(s): Life Science, Biologicals, Diseases, Oncology
Translation Regulated (TR)-Mediated Gene Expression: Novel Expression and Reporter Vectors
Background: Often referred to as the crucial "drug discovery tool", cell based technology is one of the most significant sectors of pharmaceutical research and development. Of particular importance has been the development of information-rich cellular assays that determine drug candidate efficacy and safety (target identification, valida...
Published: 8/14/2013   |   Inventor(s): Leon Carlock, Maria Cypher
Keywords(s): Animal Model, Anti-cancer, Cancer, Cancer risk, Cancer Therapies, Diagnostics, Imaging, Therapeutics
Category(s): Life Science, Diagnostics, Research tools, Assays, Cell lines
Ruthenium-based caging of nitrile-containing enzyme inhibitors
Technology Summary: Novel synthesis methods for caging nitrile-containing bioactive molecules to a non-toxic ruthenium metal complex have been developed which enable light activated release of a cathespin K inhibitor. Numerous potent and selective cathepsin inhibitors are being developed as drug candidates. Cysteine cathepsins are involved in the p...
Published: 4/29/2013   |   Inventor(s): Jeremy Kodanko, Claudia Turro
Keywords(s): Cancer, Pharmaceuticals
Category(s): Chemicals, Drug Delivery, Life Science, Physical Sciences, Other
Dual action nanocarrier combining CXCR4 antagonist and polyplex gene delivery for treatment of metastatic cancer and other diseases
Novel bio-reducible polymer compositions which combine the ability to act as a CXCR4 antagonist and simultaneously provide enhanced gene delivery through the formation of inert nanocarrier polyplexes have been developed. As would be expected for biodegradable polymers, the cytotoxicity of these nanocarrier compositions are very low with measured IC...
Published: 9/10/2012   |   Inventor(s): David Oupicky, Jing Li
Keywords(s): Cancer, Cancer Therapies, Compound, Drug Delivery, Drug Target, Formulation, Imaging, Nanomaterials, Pharmaceuticals, Therapeutics
Category(s): Drug Delivery, Gene Therapy, Therapeutics, Life Science, Oncology, Nano-based, Metabolic disorders, Biologicals
Establishment of a Metastatic Prostate Carcinoma Tumor Model in Mice
This technology is a new tumorigenic cell line from the human prostate carcinoma cell line PC-3. These cell lines, known as PC-3/PI, are highly tumorigenic when implanted in the prostate of nude mice, providing a xenograft tumor model of prostate carcinoma. In this model, lymph node metastases form from the primary tumor, similar to what occurs i...
Published: 5/18/2010   |   Inventor(s): Gilda Hillman
Keywords(s): Animal Model, Cancer, Prostate Cancer, Research Tool
Category(s): Animal models, Life Science, Oncology, Research tools, Diseases
Establishment of a New Renal Cell Carcinoma Cell Line and a New Experimental Renal Tumor Model
This technology is a tumor cell line from a primary papillary renal cell carcinoma that, when implanted in the kidney of nude mice, provides a xenograft tumor model of human renal cell carcinoma. Background & Unmet Need: Renal cell carcinoma, which occurs in the parenchyma of the kidney, is the most common type of renal cancer, accounting for ...
Published: 5/18/2010   |   Inventor(s): Gilda Hillman
Keywords(s): Animal Model, Cancer, Research Tool
Category(s): Animal models, Life Science, Oncology, Research tools, Diseases
Antibodies to a Novel Cell Cycle and Apoptosis Regulatory Protein (CARP) -1
Wayne State University researchers have identified a novel cDNA which encodes a pro-apoptotic protein called CARP-1 (Cell Cycle and Apoptosis Regulatory Protein-1), which is expressed in many cancer cell types including breast and colon carcinoma cells. This novel cDNA can be used as a diagnostic and prognostic tool for many types of cancer. Bac...
Published: 5/7/2010   |   Inventor(s): Arun Rishi, Joseph Fontana
Keywords(s): Antibody, Breast Cancer, Cancer, Drug Target
Category(s): Diagnostic, Life Science, Research tools, Antibodies
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