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  • Inventor(s):
    Kent Walters, John G. Duman, Anthony S. Serianni
    Patent Number:
    US 8604002 B1
    Description:

    The invention provides an antifreeze glycolipid compounds and composition comprising a polysaccharide moiety of Formula I: missing image wherein D-Manp represents a D-mannopyranose moiety, D-Xylp represents a D-xylopyranose moiety, and n is about 5 to about 70; and one or more lipid moieties covalently linked to the polysaccharide moiety of Formula I or electrostatically associated with the polysaccharide moiety of Formula I. The antifreeze glycolipid compounds and compositions can be u…

    Date Issued:
    2013-12-10
    Resource Type
    Patent
  • Inventor(s):
    Shahriar Mobashery, Dusan Hesek, Mayland Chang
    Patent Number:
    US 8859620 B2
    Description:

    The invention provides antimicrobial compounds and compositions, and methods of using them. The compounds and compositions include, for example, a compound of any one of Formulas I-X. The invention further provides methods of preparing the compounds, and useful intermediates for their preparation. The compounds can possess highly specific and selective activity, such as antibacterial activity and/or enzymatic inhibitory activity. Accordingly, the compounds and compositions can be used to trea…

    Date Issued:
    2014-10-14
    Resource Type
    Patent
  • Inventor(s):
    Shahriar Mobashery, Peter I. O'Daniel, Mayland Chang
    Patent Number:
    US 9045442 B2
    Description:

    Embodiments of the present invention provide novel antibacterials that target penicillin-binding proteins or other important cellular targets. Methods for inhibiting growth (reproduction, etc.) of bacteria using compounds described herein are also provided. Various embodiments exhibit activity against gram positive bacteria, such as certain strains of Entercoccus and Staphylococcus aureus.

    Date Issued:
    2015-06-02
    Resource Type
    Patent
  • Inventor(s):
    Mayland Chang, Shahriar Mobashery, Mijoon Lee
    Patent Number:
    US 9321754 B2
    Description:

    The invention provides compounds, compositions, and methods for the treatment of diseases, disorders, or conditions that are modulated by matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs). The disease, disorder, or condition can include, for example, stroke, neurological disorders, or ophthalmological disorders. The treatment can include administering a compound or composition described herein, thereby providing a prodrug compound that metabolizes to an active MMP inhibitor in vivo. The MMP inhibition can be …

    Date Issued:
    2016-04-26
    Resource Type
    Patent
  • Inventor(s):
    Olaf G. Wiest, Frederick R. Maxfield, Paul Helquist
    Patent Number:
    US 9333222 B2
    Description:

    Embodiments herein relate to the field of lysosomal storage disorders, and, more specifically, to methods of treating lysosomal storage disorders such as Niemann-Pick type C disease, for instance with inhibitors of histone deacetylases, particularly inhibitors of class 1 histone deacetylases. In various embodiments, methods of treating Niemann-Pick type C disease with inhibitors of class 1 histone deacetylases are described.

    Date Issued:
    2016-05-10
    Resource Type
    Patent
  • Inventor(s):
    Julius A. Nieuwland
    Patent Number:
    US 1811959
    Description:

    This invention relates to a process for controlling acetylene reactions and for bringing about the reaction of acetylene with other substances. More particularly it relates to the use of cuprous chloride in acetylene re-actions as a catalyst.

    (See also http://www.invent.org/honor/inductees/inductee-detail/?IID=111)

    Date Issued:
    1931-06-30
    Resource Type
    Patent
  • Inventor(s):
    Marvin J. Miller, Garrett C. Moraski, Jonathan Stefely
    Patent Number:
    US 8729270 B2
    Description:

    Embodiments relate to the field of chemistry and biochemistry, and, more specifically, to anti-cancer compounds, synthesis thereof, and methods of using same. Disclosed herein are various heterocyclic compounds and methods of using the novel anti-cancer compounds to inhibit the growth of a cancer cell, for instance a leukemia, non-small cell lung, central nervous system (CNS), skin, ovarian, renal, prostate, breast, or colon cancer cell. Other embodiments include methods of treating cancer in…

    Date Issued:
    2014-05-20
    Resource Type
    Patent
  • Inventor(s):
    Mayland Chang, Shahriar Mobashery, Mijoon Lee
    Patent Number:
    US 8937151 B2
    Description:

    The invention provides compounds, compositions, and methods for the treatment of diseases, disorders, or conditions that are modulated by matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs). The disease, disorder, or condition can include, for example, stroke, neurological disorders, or ophthalmological disorders. The treatment can include administering a compound or composition described herein, thereby providing a prodrug compound that metabolizes to an active MMP inhibitor in vivo. The MMP inhibition can be …

    Date Issued:
    2015-01-20
    Resource Type
    Patent
  • Inventor(s):
    Olaf G. Wiest, Paul Helquist, Frederick R. Maxfield
    Patent Number:
    US 9333222 B2
    Description:

    Embodiments herein relate to the field of lysosomal storage disorders, and, more specifically, to methods of treating lysosomal storage disorders such as Niemann-Pick type C disease, for instance with inhibitors of histone deacetylases, particularly inhibitors of class 1 histone deacetylases. In various embodiments, methods of treating Niemann-Pick type C disease with inhibitors of class 1 histone deacetylases are described.

    Date Issued:
    May 10, 2016
    Resource Type
    Patent
  • Inventor(s):
    James McGivney, Guijie Zhu, Norman Dovichi
    Patent Number:
    US 9159537 B2
    Description:

    Described herein is a method and system for on-line coupling of capillary isoelectric focusing (cIEF) to high-resolution mass spectrometry in which a sheath flow buffer comprising polar organic solvent and organic acid is used as both an immobilization solution for (cIEF) and an ionization solution for electrospray ionization (ESI).

    Date Issued:
    2015-10-13
    Resource Type
    Patent
  • Inventor(s):
    Robert M. Williams, James E. Bradner, Albert Bowers, Tenaya Newkirk, Olaf G. Wiest
    Patent Number:
    US 9186402 B2
    Description:

    Analogs of largazole are described herein. Methods of treating cancer and blood disorders using largazole and largazole analogs and pharmaceutical compositions comprising the same are additionally described herein. Methods for preparing largazole analogs are likewise described.

    Date Issued:
    2015-11-17
    Resource Type
    Patent
  • Inventor(s):
    Richard E. Taylor
    Patent Number:
    US 8865761 B1
    Description:

    The invention provides novel compounds of Formulas (I)-(IV), as described herein. Also provided are compositions of these compounds, method of making the compounds, and methods of using the compounds. The compounds can be used to regulate cholesterol homeostasis and to treat conditions and diseases associated with cholesterol homeostasis, including lysosomal lipid storage disorders such as Niemann-Pick Disease type C.

    Date Issued:
    2014-10-21
    Resource Type
    Patent