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Quark Pharmaceuticals Inc. | Date: 2014-09-15

The invention relates to siRNA compounds comprising one non-nucleotide moiety covalently attached to at least one of the sense or antisense strands to down-regulate the expression of human genes. The invention also relates to pharmaceutical compositions comprising such compounds and a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier and to methods of treating and/or preventing the incidence or severity of various diseases or conditions associated with the target genes and/or symptoms associated with such diseases or conditions.

Quark Pharmaceuticals Inc. | Date: 2015-12-17

The present invention relates to compounds, pharmaceutical compositions comprising same, methods of use thereof and kits for the down-regulation of RhoA gene. The compounds, compositions, methods and kits are useful in the treatment of subjects suffering from diseases or conditions and or symptoms associated with diseases or conditions in which RhoA expression has adverse consequences and for conferring neuroprotection.

Quark Pharmaceuticals Inc. | Date: 2015-01-04

The present application relates to combinations of inhibitors directed at down-regulation of genes associated with hearing loss including HES1, HES5, HEY2, CDKN1B and NOTCH1, exhibiting a beneficial effect and useful in treating or attenuating hearing loss, treating balance impairment, promoting the replacement, regeneration, or protection of otic (sensory) hair cells of the inner ear, and or effecting hearing restoration/regeneration.

Quark Pharmaceuticals Inc. | Date: 2015-08-27

The present invention relates to compositions and methods for inhibiting loss of a retinal ganglion cell in a subject, comprising non-invasively applying to the surface of the eye of the subject an ophthalmic composition comprising a therapeutically effective amount of at least one siRNA which down regulates expression of a target gene associated with loss of the retinal ganglion cell, thereby inhibiting loss of the retinal ganglion cell in the subject. The methods of the invention also relate to the use of chemically modified siRNA compounds possessing structural motifs which down-regulate the expression of human genes expressed in retinal tissue in the mammalian eye.

The invention relates to a double-stranded compound, preferably an oligoribonucleotide, which down-regulates the expression of a human p53 gene. The invention also relates to a pharmaceutical composition comprising the compound, or a vector capable of expressing the oligoribonucleotide compound, and a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier. The present invention also contemplates a method of treating a patient suffering from alopecia or acute renal failure or other diseases comprising administering to the patient the pharmaceutical composition in a therapeutically effective dose so as to thereby treat the patient. The alopecia may be induced by chemotherapy or radiotherapy, and the patient may be suffering from cancer, in particular breast cancer.

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