2015-312 – Mayo Clinic has discovered that the Parkin protein is a mitotic regulator. Cancer cells with deficiency or mutations in Parkin have an increase in mitotic regulator expression leading to tumorigenesis and an increase in sensitivity of Pk1 and Aurora kinase inhibitors. This newly identified mechanism has revealed that Parkin mutations may be used as a biomarker for measuring the sensitivity of... Read More
1999-098 – Mayo Clinic has patent rights broadly claiming PD-L1 antibodies along with other PD-L1 related fundamental patent claims.
2016-117 – Mayo Clinic has discovered that the use of USP7 inhibitors sensitize HER2+breast cancer cells to existing HER2+ therapies.
2016-055 – Mayo Clinic has discovered the functional roles for DUB3, an ubiquitin specific protease, and CDK4/6 inhibitors, in their ability to regulate cancer metastasis. CDK4/6 inhibitors blocked triple-negative breast cancer metastasis.
2015-196 – Mayo Clinic has discovered that BET inhibitors hinder the homologous recombination process in DNA repair and that BET inhibitors sensitize tumors to PARP inhibitor treatment.
2015-066 – Mayo Clinic has discovered that USP10, an ubiquitin protease, deubinquinates AMPK and inhibits mTOR activity. Activating USP10 could have therapeutic effects in treating diabetes and cancer.
2014-207 – Mayo Clinic has discovered a therapeutic pathway to target PD-L1 (a.k.a. B7-H1) positive tumors. Inhibition of DNA-PKcs function restores the sensitivity of PD-L1 positive tumors to chemotherapy by two fold.
2012-209 – Mayo Clinic researchers have developed methods and materials for treating cancer through the use of antigen combinations. For example, Vesicular Stomatitis Virus (VSV) vectors designed to express a GNAQ antigen, a TYRP1 anti-gen, and an N-RAS antigen can be used to reduce the number of cancer cells (e.g., uveal melanoma cells) within a mammal. In some cases, VSV vectors designed to express... Read More
2014-229 – Computer modeling followed by synthesis of novel compounds and testing for stearoyl CoA desaturase 1 (SCD1) specific growth inhibition of cancer cells has led to the identification of four novel lead SCD1 inhibitors.
2012-182 – Lung cancer is the leading couse of cancer deaths in the United States. Lobectomy is the gold standard extent of resection for most lung cancers, but some patients are poor candidates for lobectomy due to poor pulmonary health/function and/or other comorbities. Sublobar resection, the removal of less than a lobe of the lung, is a compromise procedure for these patients in that it allows for... Read More
2012-098 – Agelastatin A (AA) is an anti-neoplastic agent with anti-osteopontin (OPN) activity. Brain tumors often express OPN significantly. A comprehensive chemoinformatic analysis followed by in vivo pharmacokinetic evaluations in mice is performed. CNS penetration of AA is about 10%. AA should be further tested for activity against brain tumors.
2012-055 – Background Transcription factor STAT3 plays an active role in the initiation and proliferation of malignant brain tumors. Thus, small molecule STAT3 inhibitors have potential as therapeutic agents for malignant gliomas as well as other STAT3-dependent tumors. Technology Description Mayo Clinic Researchers have synthesized a series of novel compounds to block the STAT3 pathway. These... Read More
2012-050 – We have shown that a combination of these vesicular stomatis viruses (VSV) that encode N-Ras, cytochrome c (ctyc), or Tyrosinase-related protein 1(TYRP1), can be used to treat melanoma. Previously, we had shown that the use of a cDNA library in packaged in VSV can treat cancer. Here we show that a combination of three particular VSVs with the cDNA of N-Ras, cyt-c and Tryp 1 given... Read More
2011-271 – We identified a novel translocation of TP63 gene which encodes p63 protein. The translocation leads to overexpression of a dominant negative TP63 isoform. Dominant negative TP63 isoforms lead to inactivation of p53, the most important tumor suppressor known. The translocation can be useful for diagnosis and subclassification of certain peripheral T cell lymphomas, B-cell lymphomas... Read More
2011-184 – Methods and Materials for Assessing Responsiveness PARP Inhibitors and Platinating Agents Methods and materials have been developed for assessing responsiveness to PARP inhibitors and platinating agents by using levels of non-homogous end-joining (NHEI) pathway members to determine if cancer cells that are homologous recombination (hr) - deficient are likely to be susceptible or resistant... Read More
2011-027 – RU486 for Decreasing Suppressive Monocytes in Cancer and Sepsis Suppressive monocytes have been found in a number of different conditions including sepsis, cancer, and trauma victims. Presence of large numbers of these cells (typically CD14+/DR-) is predictive of poor prognosis. Suppressive monocytes contribute to systemic immune suppression, prevent the differentiation of monocytes into... Read More
2010-271 – The normal immune system contains T cells bearing antigen receptors which are not readily reactive to self. This invention describes a new method for activating self-reactive T cells in a peptide specific manner, a strategy designed to focus autoimmune cellular responses against cancers and persisting virus infections.
2010-206 – Patient derived tumor tissue samples that have been demonstrated to grow in mice.
2009-374 – Technology Description An immunotherapy approach that delivers multiple antigens within a vesicular stomatitis virus (VSV) vector. The delivery of multiple antigens allows for a multipronged immune response against a tumor while the VSV vector serves as an activator of the innate and adaptive immune response. A three antigen combination delivered via a VSV vector has been demonstrated to be... Read More
2009-131 – CD2 Binding Agents for Decreasing Suppressive Monocytes in Cancer and Sepsis CD2 binding molecules, such as alefacept, have been shown to deplete immunosuppressive monocytes (e.g., CD14+/DR- or CD14+/DRlow) in patients with lymphoma. Increased levels of immunosuppressive monocytes have been found to be associated with poor prognosis. Continued depletion of immunosuppressive monocytes appeared... Read More
2008-001 – Adenoviruses are used for gene therapy, vaccines, and cancer killing. For gene therapy and vaccine they are generally used as non- “live” viruses and cannot make more of themselves. For cancer killing they are “live” and kill cells. This invention utilizes “single-cycle” adenoviruses for vaccine and other applications where the virus is engineered to only undergo one round of its life cycle... Read More
2003-048 – Method to Optimize Antigen Expression When Culturing Cells for Cancer Vaccines The culture of cells for use in cancer vaccines or for use in the discovery of tumor antigens occurs in a standard oxygen pressure environment of about 20 kilopascals (kPa). Mayo Clinic researchers have discovered that culturing cancer cells in a low (2 kPa) or high (90kPa) oxygen pressure increases expression... Read More
2002-244 – Mayo has discovered a gene, PKHDL1, that shows significant homology to PKHD1 (the gene mutated in autosomal recessive polycystic kidney disease that was discovered at Mayo and for which a patent application is pending). The protein predicted to be encoded by PKHDL1, fibrocystin-L, is a large receptor-like protein that is highly expressed on T lymphocytes. The protein is postulated to be an... Read More
1997-014 – A novel, topical chemotherapeutic drug in vanishing cream to treat malignancy.