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Rockville, MD, United States

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The present invention is based on the discovery of genetic polymorphisms that are associated with cardiovascular disorders, particularly acute coronary events such as myocardial infarction and stroke, and genetic polymorphisms that are associated with responsiveness of an individual to treatment of cardiovascular disorders with statin. In particular, the present invention relates to nucleic acid molecules containing the polymorphisms, variant proteins encoded by such nucleic acid molecules, reagents for detecting the polymorphic nucleic acid molecules and proteins, and methods of using the nucleic acid and proteins as well as methods of using reagents for their detection.


The present invention is based on the discovery of genetic polymorphisms that are associated with rheumatoid arthritis. In particular, the present invention relates to nucleic acid molecules containing the polymorphisms, variant proteins encoded by such nucleic acid molecules, reagents for detecting the polymorphic nucleic acid molecules and proteins, and methods of using the nucleic acid and proteins as well as methods of using reagents for their detection.


Patent
Celera | Date: 2017-01-11

Methods are provided for detecting and diagnosing lung cancer, using lung cancer markers (LCM). Panels comprising multiple LCM are provided for these uses, wherein elevated levels of at least one of said protein markers indicate that a given individual has lung cancer. Further, provided is the use of compositions for carrying out said detecting of LCM, and the use of kits comprising at least one container and detection reagents for detecting said LCM in a sample fron an individual.


The present invention provides compositions and methods based on genetic polymorphisms that are associated with autoimmune disease, particularly rheumatoid arthritis. For example, the present invention relates to nucleic acid molecules containing the polymorphisms, variant proteins encoded by these nucleic acid molecules, reagents for detecting the polymorphic nucleic acid molecules and variant proteins, and methods of using the nucleic acid molecules and proteins as well as methods of using reagents for their detection.


Patent
Celera | Date: 2016-11-08

Methods and compositions are provided for assessing (e.g., diagnosing), treating, and preventing diseases, especially cancer, and particular lung cancer, using lung cancer markers (LCM). Individual LCM and panels comprising multiple LCM are provided for these and other uses. Methods and compositions are also provided for determining or predicting the effectiveness of a treatment or for selecting a treatment using LCM. Methods and compositions are further provided for modulating cell function using LCM. Also provided are compositions that modulate LCM (e.g., antagonists or agonists), such as antibodies, proteins, small molecule compounds, and nucleic acid agents (e.g., RNAi and antisense agents), as well as pharmaceutical compositions thereof. Further provided are methods of screening for agents that modulate LCM, and agents identified by these screening methods.


The present invention is based on the discovery of genetic polymorphisms that are associated with venous thrombosis. In particular, the present invention relates to nucleic acid molecules containing the polymorphisms, variant proteins encoded by such nucleic acid molecules, reagents for detecting the polymorphic nucleic acid molecules and proteins, and methods of using the nucleic acid and proteins as well as methods of using reagents for their detection.


The present invention is based on the discovery of a unique 14-gene molecular prognostic signature that is useful for predicting breast cancer metastasis. In particular, the present invention relates to methods and reagents for detecting and profiling the expression levels of these genes, and methods of using the expression level information in predicting risk of breast cancer metastasis.


The present invention provides compositions and methods based on genetic polymorphisms that are associated with coronary heart disease (particularly myocardial infarction), aneurysm/dissection, and/or response to drug treatment, particularly statin treatment. For example, the present invention relates to nucleic acid molecules containing the polymorphisms, variant proteins encoded by these nucleic acid molecules, reagents for detecting the polymorphic nucleic acid molecules and variant proteins, and methods of using the nucleic acid molecules and proteins as well as methods of using reagents for their detection.


The present invention is based on the discovery of genetic polymorphisms that are associated with psoriasis and related pathologies. In particular, the present invention relates to nucleic acid molecules containing the polymorphisms, including groups of nucleic acid molecules that may be used as a signature marker set, such as a haplotype, a diplotype, variant proteins encoded by such nucleic acid molecules, reagents for detecting the polymorphic nucleic acid molecules and proteins, and methods of using the nucleic acid and proteins as well as methods of using reagents for their detection.


The present invention is based on the discovery of genetic polymorphisms that are associated with stroke. In particular, the present invention relates to methods of determining whether a human has an altered risk for stroke by detecting the presence of single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) rs3900940 in the nucleic acid of an individual. The present invention further relates to therapeutic agents for use in methods of reducing the risk of stroke in a human based on the detection of said SNP, and to the use of a kit comprising a detection reagent capable of detecting the presence or absence of said SNP.

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