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Alleviating Symptoms of Th2-Like Cytokine Mediated Disorders by Reducing IL-13 Receptor-Expressing Cells in the Respiratory Trac

Posted Jun 15 2010 5:00pm

Description of Invention:
This invention relates to the alleviation of symptoms of Th2-like cytokine mediated disorders, such as allergy, asthma, and to hyperinflammatory responses in the respiratory tract to infectious diseases and parasitic infections, including tuberculosis, schistosomiasis, leishmania, and filariasis.

This invention claims a variety of methods and uses of a chimeric molecule comprising a toxic moiety and a targeting moiety that specifically binds to a cell surface receptor for IL-13, to alleviate symptoms of a variety of respiratory disorders. This method has been proven successful in various mouse models in vivo.

Raj K Puri (FDA)

Patent Status:
HHS, Reference No. E-296-2001/0
US, , Patent No. 7,541,040, Issued 02 Jun 2009

Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine - Therapeutics
In-vivo Data

For Additional Information Please Contact:
David Lambertson Ph.D.
NIH Office of Technology Transfer
6011 Executive Blvd. Suite 325,
Rockville, MD 20852
United States
Phone: 301-435-4632
Fax: 301-402-0220

Ref No: 679

Updated: 06/2010

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