Arbor Vita Corporation and Becton Dickinson | Date: 2015-01-15
Methods for producing a protein extract from cells, such as cells containing viral proteins, are provided. In general terms, the methods involve: increasing the pH of the cells to a pH of at least about pH 10.0 to produce an intermediate composition, and then, in the presence of a non-ionic detergent, neutralizing the pH of the intermediate composition to produce the protein extract. Kits and compositions for practicing the subject methods are also provided.
Arbor Vita Corporation and NONO Inc | Date: 2011-07-19
The invention provides methods of treating or effecting prophylaxis of a patient having or at risk of developing symptoms of anxiety in which an effective regime of an agent that inhibits specific binding of PSD95 to an NMDA receptor is administered to a patient.
Arbor Vita Corporation | Date: 2012-08-29
The present application describes methods for detecting influenza A and/or influenza B and/or distinguishing between pathogenic and seasonal influenza A subtypes. Many of these preferred formats employ pan-specific antibodies (i.e., that react with all or at least multiple strains within an influenza type) to detect presence of influenza A and/or influenza B and PDZ domains in combination with panspecific antibodies to influenza A to distinguish pathogenic and seasonal influenza A subtypes.
Arbor Vita Corporation and The General Hospital Corporation | Date: 2010-04-29
Methods for modulating immune cell signaling are provided. In general such methods involve modulating an interaction between a PDZ protein and a PDZ ligand protein whose interaction affects the composition and/or distribution of lipid rafts in an immune cell. Modulators that enhance or inhibit such interactions are also disclosed, as well as methods of screening for such modulators.
Arbor Vita Corporation | Date: 2014-06-16
The subject invention provides an antibody composition for detecting E6 protein of at least one HPV strain in a sample. The subject antibodies may be used to detect oncogenic HPV E6 proteins in a sample, and the antibodies find use in a variety of diagnostic and therapeutic applications, including methods of diagnosing and treating cancer. Kits for performing the subject methods and containing the subject antibodies are also provided. Also disclosed in the present invention is a method of generating an antibody that specifically binds to amino-terminus of E6 proteins of at least two HPV strains.