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1. US7576058 - Method for importing biologically active molecules into cells

Office United States of America
Application Number 09516310
Application Date 01.03.2000
Publication Number 7576058
Publication Date 18.08.2009
Grant Number 7576058
Grant Date 18.08.2009
Publication Kind B1
IPC
A61K 38/00
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
KPREPARATIONS FOR MEDICAL, DENTAL, OR TOILET PURPOSES
38Medicinal preparations containing peptides
A61K 38/03
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
KPREPARATIONS FOR MEDICAL, DENTAL, OR TOILET PURPOSES
38Medicinal preparations containing peptides
03Peptides having up to 20 amino acids in an undefined or only partially defined sequence; Derivatives thereof
A61K 38/16
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
KPREPARATIONS FOR MEDICAL, DENTAL, OR TOILET PURPOSES
38Medicinal preparations containing peptides
16Peptides having more than 20 amino acids; Gastrins; Somatostatins; Melanotropins; Derivatives thereof
A61K 39/00
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
KPREPARATIONS FOR MEDICAL, DENTAL, OR TOILET PURPOSES
39Medicinal preparations containing antigens or antibodies
A61K 47/48
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
KPREPARATIONS FOR MEDICAL, DENTAL, OR TOILET PURPOSES
47Medicinal preparations characterised by the non-active ingredients used, e.g. carriers or inert additives; Targeting or modifying agents chemically bound to the active ingredient
48the non-active ingredient being chemically bound to the active ingredient, e.g. polymer drug conjugates
C07K 14/435
CCHEMISTRY; METALLURGY
07ORGANIC CHEMISTRY
KPEPTIDES
14Peptides having more than 20 amino acids; Gastrins; Somatostatins; Melanotropins; Derivatives thereof
435from animals; from humans
CPC
C12N 15/625
CCHEMISTRY; METALLURGY
12BIOCHEMISTRY; BEER; SPIRITS; WINE; VINEGAR; MICROBIOLOGY; ENZYMOLOGY; MUTATION OR GENETIC ENGINEERING
NMICROORGANISMS OR ENZYMES; COMPOSITIONS THEREOF; PROPAGATING, PRESERVING, OR MAINTAINING MICROORGANISMS; MUTATION OR GENETIC ENGINEERING; CULTURE MEDIA
15Mutation or genetic engineering; DNA or RNA concerning genetic engineering, vectors, e.g. plasmids, or their isolation, preparation or purification; Use of hosts therefor
09Recombinant DNA-technology
11DNA or RNA fragments; Modified forms thereof
62DNA sequences coding for fusion proteins
625containing a sequence coding for a signal sequence
A61K 38/00
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
KPREPARATIONS FOR MEDICAL, DENTAL, OR TOILET PURPOSES
38Medicinal preparations containing peptides
A61K 39/00
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
KPREPARATIONS FOR MEDICAL, DENTAL, OR TOILET PURPOSES
39Medicinal preparations containing antigens or antibodies
A61K 47/62
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
KPREPARATIONS FOR MEDICAL, DENTAL, OR TOILET PURPOSES
47Medicinal preparations characterised by the non-active ingredients used, e.g. carriers or inert additives; Targeting or modifying agents chemically bound to the active ingredient
50the non-active ingredient being chemically bound to the active ingredient, e.g. polymer-drug conjugates
51the non-active ingredient being a modifying agent
62the modifying agent being a protein, peptide or polyamino acid
A61K 47/65
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
KPREPARATIONS FOR MEDICAL, DENTAL, OR TOILET PURPOSES
47Medicinal preparations characterised by the non-active ingredients used, e.g. carriers or inert additives; Targeting or modifying agents chemically bound to the active ingredient
50the non-active ingredient being chemically bound to the active ingredient, e.g. polymer-drug conjugates
51the non-active ingredient being a modifying agent
62the modifying agent being a protein, peptide or polyamino acid
65Peptidic linkers, binders or spacers, e.g. peptidic enzyme-labile linkers
C07K 14/475
CCHEMISTRY; METALLURGY
07ORGANIC CHEMISTRY
KPEPTIDES
14Peptides having more than 20 amino acids; Gastrins; Somatostatins; Melanotropins; Derivatives thereof
435from animals; from humans
475Growth factors; Growth regulators
Applicants Vanderbilt University
Inventors Lin Yao-Zhong
Hawiger Jack J.
Agents Ballard Spahr Andrews &; Ingersoll LLP
Title
(EN) Method for importing biologically active molecules into cells
Abstract
(EN)

The present invention relates to the delivery of biologically active molecules, such as peptides, nucleic acids and therapeutic agents, into the interior of cells by administering to the cells a complex comprising the molecule linked to an importation competent signal peptide. Such delivery can be utilized for purposes such as peptide therapy, gene transfer, and antisense therapy.