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1. US20030235861 - Methods for designing and producing novel compounds having improved binding affinity for CD154 or other trimeric proteins

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United States of America
Application Number 10377688
Application Date 28.02.2003
Publication Number 20030235861
Publication Date 25.12.2003
Publication Kind A1
IPC
C07K 14/74
CCHEMISTRY; METALLURGY
07ORGANIC CHEMISTRY
KPEPTIDES
14Peptides having more than 20 amino acids; Gastrins; Somatostatins; Melanotropins; Derivatives thereof
435from animals; from humans
705Receptors; Cell surface antigens; Cell surface determinants
74Major histocompatibility complex (MHC)
G01N 33/53
GPHYSICS
01MEASURING; TESTING
NINVESTIGATING OR ANALYSING MATERIALS BY DETERMINING THEIR CHEMICAL OR PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
33Investigating or analysing materials by specific methods not covered by groups G01N1/-G01N31/131
48Biological material, e.g. blood, urine; Haemocytometers
50Chemical analysis of biological material, e.g. blood, urine; Testing involving biospecific ligand binding methods; Immunological testing
53Immunoassay; Biospecific binding assay; Materials therefor
C07K 16/18
CCHEMISTRY; METALLURGY
07ORGANIC CHEMISTRY
KPEPTIDES
16Immunoglobulins, e.g. monoclonal or polyclonal antibodies
18against material from animals or humans
C07K 16/28
CCHEMISTRY; METALLURGY
07ORGANIC CHEMISTRY
KPEPTIDES
16Immunoglobulins, e.g. monoclonal or polyclonal antibodies
18against material from animals or humans
28against receptors, cell surface antigens or cell surface determinants
Inventors Zheng Zhongli
Taylor Frederick R.
Benjamin Christopher D.
Hsu Yen-Ming
Agents FISH &; NEAVE
Priority Data US0127360 31.08.2001 WO
Title
(EN) Methods for designing and producing novel compounds having improved binding affinity for CD154 or other trimeric proteins
Abstract
(EN)

The present invention relates to methods for designing and producing novel CD40:CD154 binding interrupter compounds and methods using these compounds to treat conditions associated with inappropriate CD154 activation in a subject. This invention also relates to novel methods for screening candidate compounds for the properties of specifically binding CD154 and interrupting CD40:CD154 interaction. This invention further relates to methods of improving the binding affinity, or the ability to block CD40/CD154 interaction, of a synthetic molecule for a trimeric protein, such as CD154. These methods comprise converting a first synthetic molecule that cannot promote lattice or aggregate formation of its target trimeric protein to a second synthetic molecule that can promote lattice or aggregate formation of its target trimeric protein. This invention also relates to a two-dimensional lattice or aggregate comprising a plurality of trimeric CD154 on a cell surface or in solution, wherein the lattice or aggregate is formed by bivalent anti-CD154 antibodies associated with trimeric CD154 molecules.