Human Services | Date: 2013-05-16
Embodiments of the invention provide methods of preventing or treating detrimental epithelial cell proliferation, loss of epithelial cell differentiation, age-related macular degeneration and/or proliferative vitreal retinopathy in an individual comprising administering to an individual in need thereof an effective amount of miR 204, an effective amount of miR 211, or an effective amount of a mixture of miR 204 and miR 211. A further embodiment of the invention provides a method of facilitating the transport of a substance across an epithelium in an individual comprising administrating to an individual an effective amount of anti-miR 204, an effective amount of anti-miR 211, or an effective amount of a mixture of anti-miR 204 and anti-miR 211. Additional embodiments of the invention include pharmaceutical compositions of miR 204 and/or miR 211 and pharmaceutical compositions of anti-miR 204 and/or anti-miR 211.
Human Services | Date: 2013-11-15
The invention provides methods and kits for diagnosing a growth in a subject by providing a sample of a growth taken from a subject, determining the level of midkine or pleiotrophin in the sample by an immunoassay, and comparing the level of midkine or pleiotrophin determined from the sample with a control. An increased level of midkine or pleiotrophin in the sample as compared to the control is diagnostic of a malignant growth, whereas an equivalent or decreased level of midkine or pleiotrophin in the sample as compared to the control is diagnostic of a benign growth. Growth refers to, for example, papillary thyroid cancer (PTC).
Human Services | Date: 2013-01-16
The invention provides a method of promoting regression of a cancer in a mammal comprising (i) culturing autologous T cells; (ii) expanding the cultured T cells; (iii) administering to the mammal nonmyeloablative lymphodepleting chemotherapy; and (iv) after administering nonmyeloablative lymphodepleting chemotherapy, administering to the mammal the expanded T cells, wherein the T cells administered to the mammal are about 19 to about 35 days old and have not been screened for specific tumor reactivity, whereupon the regression of the cancer in the mammal is promoted.
Human Services | Date: 2011-01-18
The present invention discloses methods for identifying, diagnosing, and predicting survival in a lymphoma or lymphoproliferative disorder on the basis of gene expression patterns. The invention discloses a novel microarray, the Lymph Dx microarray, for obtaining gene expression data from a lymphoma sample. The invention also discloses a variety of methods for utilizing lymphoma gene expression data to determine the identity of a particular lymphoma and to predict survival in a subject diagnosed with a particular lymphoma. This information is useful in developing the appropriate therapeutic approach for use with a particular subject.
Human Services | Date: 2011-01-14
The invention provides a method of determining the prognosis of cancer in a subject. The method comprises (a) obtaining a sample from the subject, (b) analyzing the sample for the expression level of a carboxypeptidase E (CPE) splice variant, and (c) correlating the expression level in the sample with the prognosis of cancer in the subject. The invention further provides a method of diagnosing cancer, methods of treatment, kits for detecting mRNA expression of a CPE-N, and inhibitors of CPE-N and compositions thereof.
H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center, Research Institute and Human Services | Date: 2012-04-20
The identification of pO_(2 )lowering agents as transient hypoxia-inducers is disclosed herein. Provided is a method of enhancing the efficacy of a hypoxia-sensitive agent in a subject, by administering to the subject a therapeutically effective amount of the hypoxia-sensitive agent and a therapeutically effective amount of a pO_(2 )lowering agent. Methods of treating a subject with a tumor, by administering to the subject a therapeutically effective amount of a pO_(2 )lowering agent and a therapeutically effective amount of a hypoxia-sensitive agent are also disclosed.
Human Services | Date: 2012-06-15
Disclosed are compounds which are nuclear receptor modulators that can act as antagonists to the androgen receptor, for example, a compound of Formula I: wherein R_(1 )to R_(5 )and X_(1 )to X_(5 )are as described herein, as well as pharmaceutically acceptable salts, solvates, and stereoisomers thereof. Pharmaceutical compositions comprising such compounds, as well as methods of use, and treatment for cancers, including prostate cancers, other nuclear receptor mediated cancers, and other conditions, are also disclosed.
Human Services | Date: 2012-09-07
The present invention provides new adeno-associated virus (AAV) viruses and vectors, and particles derived therefrom. In addition, the present invention provides methods of delivering a nucleic acid to a cell using the AAV vectors and particles.
Human Services | Date: 2012-03-06
The present invention provides a bovine adeno-associated virus (BAAV) virus and vectors and particles derived therefrom. In addition, the present invention provides methods of delivering a nucleic acid to a cell using the BAAV vectors and particles.
Human Services | Date: 2012-10-01
A composition comprising a substantially purified compound of the formula: in combination with at least one additional therapeutic agent, and methods of preventing or treating cancer and a condition treatable by the inhibition of vacuolar-type (H+)-ATPase.