2012-112 – We have identified abnormalities in the B cell compartment in the circulation of patients with ALS. This abnormality could be used to develop a test to measure the prognosis of patients with ALS or to diagnose patients with different forms of the disease. Additionally, the involvement of B cells in the pathology of ALS will lead treatments that may ameliorate the disease or its symptoms.
Apoptotic Response to DNA Damage in Pluripotent Stem Cells Facilitates Pharmacologic Purging of Teratoma Forming Progenitor Cells
2012-090 – Pluripotent stem cells have been the focus of bioengineering efforts designed to generate regenerative products, yet harnessing therapeutic capacity while minimizing the risk of dysregulated growth remains a formidable challenge. The risk of residual undifferentiated stem cells within differentiated progenitors requires a targeted approach to eliminate contaminating cells prior to in vivo... Read More
Nuclear Reprogramming Through Oxygen-Independent Metabotype Purges Dysfunctional Mitochondrial Heteroplasmy
2012-007 – Mitochondrial disease is inherited through maternal transmission of mutated mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) with disease phenotypes determined by the unpredictable mixture of mutant and wild-type mtDNA. Mitochondrial heteroplasmy is dependent upon stochastic segregation of mtDNA into discrete units during early embryogenesis as mtDNA replication is shut off during blastomere expansion. Since... Read More
Mutations in the KCND3-Encoded Kv4.3 Potassium Ion Channel and Use in Diagnostic Methodologies for the Detection of Sudden Death-Predisposing Cardiac Channelopathies
2011-122 – The present invention details mutations in the KCND3-encoded Kv4.3 potassium ion channel that are associated with sudden death predisposing genetic conditions such as Brugada syndrome (BrS) and long QT syndrome (LQTS) and the mechanism by which at risk individuals can be screend for potentially life threatening mutation isn this gene. This invention is based on the that mutations within the... Read More
2011-092 – T cells drive adaptive immune responses that can turn out pathogenic when directed against your own body tissues and organs causing autoimmune diseases. On the other hand, T cells are the main cellular component driving acute organ rejection after transplantation. Therefore different strategies to deplete/inactivate T cells have been pursued to treat patients either suffering from autoimmime... Read More
2011-042 – DNA Aptamers Promoting Remyelination in Neurodegenerative Disease Single-stranded DNA aptamers 40 nucleotides in length were selected for binding to mouse myelin and were evaluated for their ability to promote remyelination. This approach was based upon previous reports indicating that IgM antibodies are capable of promoting remyelination in animal models of multiple sclerosis. After... Read More
2010-206 – Patient derived tumor tissue samples that have been demonstrated to grow in mice.
A Novel Series of Designer Peptides Combining Angiotensin - (1-7) With Selected Amino Acid Sequences from the Natriuretic Peptides and a Novel Strategy of Co-Administration of Angiotensin - (1-7) With a Native or Designer Natriuretic Peptide
2008-179 – Our research focuses on the discovery and development of new drugs for the prevention and treatment of diseases affecting the heart, the blood vessels, and the kidneys. We have designed a novel series of ten peptides by combining angiotensin-(1-7) with selected amino sequences from the natriuretic peptides, as both angiotensin-(1-7) and the natriuretic peptides have been demonstrated to exert... Read More
2007-328 – Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. Our research focuses on the discovery and development of novel therapies for protecting the heart and the kidneys against harmful effects of ischemia (inadequate blood supply), heart failure, and high blood pressure. We have designed a novel peptide by combining amino acid (AA) sequences from the human natriuretic... Read More
2007-293 – Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. Our research focuses on the development of novel therapies for protecting the heart and the kidneys during vulnerable periods of inadequate blood supply (ischemia) and upon restoration of blood flow (reperfusion). We designed a series of peptides by combining amino acid (AA) sequences from human natriuretic peptides... Read More
A Novel Series of Designer Natriuretic Peptides Combining the Natriuretic Peptides and Angiotensin-(1-7)
2007-196 – Heart Failure (HF) is an important public health problem and is the leading cause of hospitalization in adults over 65 years of age. Our research focuses on the development of novel therapies for the treatment of heart failure and other cardiorenal disease states. The first of this series of designer peptides is CLJB1c which consists of human C-type natriuretic peptide and angiotensin-(1-7),... Read More
2006-159 – The natriuretic peptide family consists of natural hormones involved in the maintenance of fluid and sodium levels through their interactions with the heart and kidneys. Mayo Clinic researchers have developed a novel natriuretic peptide (ABC) which is made up of a unique amino acid sequence designed to preferentially target the kidney to preserve its function and protect it from... Read More
2006-154 – To increase progranulin in animals, progranulin levels and biologically active fragments of progranulin can be elevated in animals by direct administration of the protein or its fragments, either in the presence or absence of agents that stabilize the biological activity. Routes of delivery include, but are not limited to, intranasal, oral, inhalation, intracerebro-ventricular injection,... Read More
2003-149 – Technology Description Compositions and methods have been developed for detecting plaques and treating CNS disorders. Polyamine modification of amyloid beta peptides or antibodies binding to amyloid beta increases blood-brain barrier (BBB) permeability and incorporation of a contrast agent permits MRI detection of plaque deposits. A novel peptide-based imaging agent has also been developed... 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
2001-153 – Circulating smooth muscle progenitor cells (SPC) in humans.