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The present invention provides, among other things, compositions and methods for CNS delivery of lysosomal enzymes for effective treatment of lysosomal storage diseases. In some embodiments, the present invention includes a stable formulation for direct CNS intrathecal administration comprising a heparan N-sulfatase (HNS) protein, salt, and a polysorbate surfactant for the treatment of Sanfilippo Syndrome Type A.


Patent
Shire Inc | Date: 2016-02-04

The present invention provides an effective and less invasive approach for direct delivery of therapeutic agents to the central nervous system (CNS). In some embodiments, the present invention provides methods including a step of administering intrathecally to a subject suffering from or susceptible to a lysosomal storage disease associated with reduced level or activity of a lysosomal enzyme, a composition comprising a replacement enzyme for the lysosomal enzyme.


Patent
Shire Inc | Date: 2016-11-11

The present invention provides, among other things, methods of treating phenylketonuria (PKU), including administering to a subject in need of treatment a composition comprising an mRNA encoding phenylalanine hydroxylase (PAH) at an effective dose and an administration interval such that at least one symptom or feature of PKU is reduced in intensity, severity, or frequency or has delayed in onset. In some embodiments, the mRNA is encapsulated in a liposome comprising one or more cationic lipids, one or more non-cationic lipids, one or more cholesterol-based lipids and one or more PEG-modified lipids


Patent
Shire Inc | Date: 2016-09-28

The present invention provides, among other things, improved methods for purifying I2S protein produced recombinantly for enzyme replacement therapy. The present invention is, in part, based on the surprising discovery that recombinant I2S protein can be purified from unprocessed biological materials, such as, I2S-containing cell culture medium, using a process involving as few as four chromatography columns.


Patent
Shire Inc | Date: 2016-06-16

The present invention provides biomarkers for efficient and accurate characterization of Sanfilippo syndrome. In particular, the present invention provides biomarkers differentially expressed in Sanfilippo syndrome. Those biomarkers, used alone or in combination, may permit more accurate robust characterization of Sanfilippo syndrome, resulting in more precise determination of the types and/or severity of the syndrome. In addition, inventive biomarkers according to the present invention can be used to effective monitor treatment response in Sanfilippo syndrome patients and/or to optimize treatment for Sanfilippo syndrome.


Patent
Shire Inc | Date: 2017-02-01

The present invention provides, among other things, a method of ocular delivery of messenger RNA (mRNA), comprising administering into an eye of a subject in need of delivery a composition comprising an mRNA encoding a protein, such that the administration of the composition results in expression of the protein encoded by the mRNA in the eye.


Patent
Shire Inc | Date: 2017-05-10

The present invention provides an improved process for lipid nanoparticle formulation and mRNA encapsulation. In some embodiments, the present invention provides a process of encapsulating messenger RNA (mRNA) in lipid nanoparticles comprising a step of mixing a mRNA solution and a lipid solution, wherein the mRNA solution and/or the lipid solution are at a pre-determined temperature greater than ambient temperature.


Patent
Shire Inc | Date: 2017-04-05

The present invention provides, in part, a biodegradable compound of formula I, and sub- formulas thereof: Formula (I) or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, where each X independently is O or S, each Y independently is O or S, and each R1 independently is defined herein; and a liposome composition comprising the cationic lipid of formula I or a sub-formula thereof, and methods of delivering agents, such as nucleic acids including mRNA, in vivo, by administering to a subject the liposome comprising the cationic lipid of formula I or a sub-formula thereof, where the agent is encapsulated within the liposome.


In some embodiments, the present invention provides method of identifying compounds that bind to phosphoinositol 4-phosphate adaptor protein-2 (FAPP2), including the steps of computationally identifying a compound that binds to FAPP2 using the atomic coordinates of at least the amino acids which make up the substrate binding pocket of FAPP2. Also provided are methods of designing, selecting and/or optimizing a compound that binds to FAPP2.


Provided, in part, is a composition comprising one or more chemical entities of formula I, each of which is a compound of formula (I):a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, a solvate thereof, or a solvate of a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, the composition characterized in that greater than a first threshold amount of the total amount of chemical entities of formula I in the composition: are chemical entities of formula I.a, wherein the first threshold amount is 50%; or are chemical entities of formula I.b.1, wherein the first threshold amount is 25%; or are chemical entities of formula I.b.2, wherein the first threshold amount is 25%, wherein the chemical entities of formula I.a, I.b.1, and I.b.2, are described herein, and methods of using such compositions, for example, for the delivery of a polynucleotide in vivo.

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