Treatment and Diagnosis of Cancer, Diabetes and other Disorders Using Adrenomedullin Peptides and Antibodies
Posted Apr 30 2008 5:00pm
Description of Invention: Adrenomedullin (AM), a 52-amino acid regulatory peptide, is expressed in a wide range of tissues, and has a variety of biological roles. AM was initially identified as a vasodilator, and the effects of AM and its fragments in the cardiovascular system have been widely studied. AM also has important effects on renal function, cell growth, glucose metabolism, and regulation of hormone secretion, and has antimicrobial activity.
This technology claims AM peptides and antibodies, which would be useful in the development of a therapeutic or for diagnostics use. Also claimed are methods of inhibiting tumor cell growth using AM peptides, in particular in a patient suffering from a lung tumor. Claims are also directed to methods of treating a subject with AM-associated conditions, including diabetes, pregnancy, neurological disease, inflammation, or bone development. Finally, methods are claimed for diagnosing or monitoring a disease where AM levels are altered.
Also available is a murine monoclonal antibody, MoAb-G6, which was raised against an AM peptide. This antibody neutralizes AM bioactivity, and reacts with the processed form of AM, but not the preprohormone. This antibody would be useful not only for research use, but also as part of a diagnostic assay for measurement or detection of AM.
Peptide- or antibody-based therapeutics for cancer, diabetes, inflammation or other AM-associated disease
Diagnostic tools for the detection of AM-positive tumors or other AM-associated conditions
Research use of AM peptides and antibodies
Development Status: This technology is currently in the pre-clinical stage of development.
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E Zudaire et al. The central role of adrenomedullin in host defense. J Leukoc Biol. 2006 Aug;80(2):237-244. [ PubMed abs ]
E Zudaire et al. Adrenomedullin is a cross-talk molecule that regulates tumor and mast cell function during human carcinogenesis. Am J Pathol. 2006 Jan;168(1):280-291. [ PubMed abs ]
Licensing Status: Available for licensing.
Collaborative Research Opportunity: The National Cancer Institute Angiogenesis Core Facility is seeking statements of capability or interest from parties interested in collaborative research to further develop, evaluate, or commercialize Use of Adrenomedullin Peptides and Antibodies in the Treatment and Diagnosis of Cancer, Diabetes and other Disorders. Please contact John D. Hewes, Ph.D. at 301-435-3121 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Portfolios: Cancer Cancer - Therapeutics Infectious Diseases Infectious Diseases - Therapeutics Internal Medicine Internal Medicine - Therapeutics Central Nervous System Central Nervous System - Therapeutics
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