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Analogues of the Epipolythiodioxopiperazine Alkaloids
TS-047118 — Analogues of verticillin which have more useful drug-like properties than the verticillin parent compounds alone, including increased solubility, absorption, and stability, all while maintaining similar anticancer potency to the original compounds.
Verticillins, which are epipolythiodioxopiperazine (ETP) alkaloids, have shown promising anticancer qualities; these fungal metabolites have exhibited high potency against a variety of tumor cell types, with IC50 values typically in the 10-500 nanomolar range. However, these compounds suffer from …
  • College: College of Pharmacy
  • Inventors: Fuchs, James; Huntsman, Andrew
  • Licensing Officer: Flammang, Ann Marie

Adoptive Transfer of Engineered Macrophages
TS-045881 — The Need Cell therapies have received recent approvals for immunomodulatory indications. Immuno-activating chimeric antigen receptor (CAR)–T cells have been developed for cancers, whereas immunosuppressive mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs) have been approved for inflammatory bowel disease and …
  • College: College of Pharmacy
  • Inventors: Dong, Yizhou; Hou, Xucheng; Zhang, Xinfu
  • Licensing Officer: Flammang, Ann Marie

mRNA sequence engineering and uses thereof
TS-045448 — Maximized mRNA lifespan and translation for mRNA-based therapy applications.
Many diseases emerge from irregularities that occur during protein synthesis. While limited therapies exist to deliver mature proteins to compensate for these errors, protein therapy by direct protein delivery has limited efficiency. This is due to difficulty in controlling the volume of delivered…
  • College: College of Pharmacy
  • Inventors: Dong, Yizhou; Zeng, Chunxi
  • Licensing Officer: Flammang, Ann Marie

Improving immunotherapy with mRNA delivery
TS-045426 — The central mission of cancer immunotherapy treatments is to aid the immune system in detecting and degrading cancer cells. For twenty years, the use of monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) as anti-tumor drugs has been successful in managing cancer disease and increasing patient lifespan. These treatments…
  • College: College of Pharmacy
  • Inventors: Dong, Yizhou; Li, Wenqing; Zhang, Chengxiang
  • Licensing Officer: Flammang, Ann Marie

Composition and method of lipid nanoparticles carrying oligonucleotides
TS-043629 — Novel lipid nanoparticles used for carrying antisense oligonucleotides with improved targeting for cancer treatment
Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer related deaths in the US with approximately 150,000 deaths in 2017. Currently, mildly ineffective chemotherapeutics ripe with adverse side effects are the standard treatment. Antisense oligonucleotides (ASOs) are able to selectively modulate expression of
  • College: College of Pharmacy
  • Inventors: Lee, Robert; Cheng, Xinwei "Evan"
  • Licensing Officer: Flammang, Ann Marie

Multifunctional RNA Nanoparticles and Methods for Treating Cancer
TS-040289 — Three-way junction nanoparticles for delivery of tamoxifen and other therapeutics directly to tumor cells.
Most breast cancers express estrogen receptor alpha (ER α) and antagonists of ER α drugs, such as tamoxifen, have been widely used for their treatment. Unfortunately, up to half of all ER α -positive tumors have intrinsic or acquired endocrine therapy resistance. Recent studies b…
  • College: College of Pharmacy
  • Inventors: Zhang, Xiaoting; Guo, Peixuan
  • Licensing Officer: Flammang, Ann Marie

Novel compositions of nanoparticles for nucleic acid therapeutic delivery
TS-040254 — Novel lipid-based nanoparticles that utilize a surfactant to improve self-assembly and stability. Finalized particles can be used for delivery of nucleic acids such as oligonucleotides and plasmid DNA.
Lipid-based nanoparticles (LNPs) have been extensively utilized in nucleic acid delivery. However, there are a number of challenges associated with LNP formulation. It is difficult to make sub-100-nm LNPs with a high nucleic acid concentration by traditional self-assembly methods. LNP synthesis ty…
  • College: College of Pharmacy
  • Inventors: Lee, Robert
  • Licensing Officer: Flammang, Ann Marie

Pyrrolopyrimidine Derivatives as Mps1/TTK Kinase Inhibitors for Cancer Therapy
TS-037724 — Small molecules for targeted treatment of triple negative breast cancer and other aggressive phenotypes.
Breast cancer is a heterogeneous group of tumors which can be subdivided based on histopathological features, genetic alterations, and gene-expression profiles. Approximately 50-60% of all breast cancer patients and two-thirds of postmenopausal breast cancer patients have estrogen receptor positiv…
  • College: College of Pharmacy
  • Inventors: Brueggemeier, Robert; Fisk, Harold; Li, Chenglong; Li, Pui-Kai "Tom"; Sugimoto, Yasuro
  • Licensing Officer: Davis, Stewart

Phyllanthusmin and acutissimalignan A compound derivatives for anticancer and immunostimulation
TS-037721 — A group of potential antitumor arylnapthalene lactone derivatives, which may be developed as novel anticancer and immunostimulant agents.
Natural products and semi-synthetic derivatives derived from them have been used for anticancer drugs or drug leads for many years. However, side-effects such as myelosuppression and secondary leukemia have been reported. Furthermore, these natural products can be difficult to use for targeting sp…
  • College: College of Pharmacy
  • Inventors: Kinghorn, Alan "Dr. A. Douglas Kinghorn"; Fuchs, James; Huntsman, Andrew
  • Licensing Officer: Flammang, Ann Marie

STAT3 Inhibitors and Their Anti-Cancer Usage
TS-037671 — Novel non-peptidomimetic molecules for use as anti-cancer inhibitors of signal transducer and activator of transcription 3.
The search for more potent drug delivery candidates for cancer therapy remains a challenge within the medical community. Efforts to target cancer at the genetic level have led to numerous discoveries, including the role that constitutive activation of signal transducer and activator of transcripti…
  • College: College of Pharmacy
  • Inventors: Li, Chenglong; Lin, Jiayuh; Yu, Wenying
  • Licensing Officer: Flammang, Ann Marie

Novel Small-Molecule Integrin-linked Kinase/Phosphoinositide-dependent Protein Kinase-2 Inhibitors
TS-037647 — A novel set of molecules that inhibit integrin-linked kinase in order to suppress tumor cell growth and metastasis.
The Akt signaling pathway is responsible for apoptosis, cell proliferation, and metabolism. In tumor cells, this pathway is up-regulated and aids in promoting cancer cell survival. Complete activation of Akt pathway requires phosphorylation at two amino-acid residues, which are phosporylated by se…
  • College: College of Pharmacy
  • Inventors: Chen, Ching-Shih; Kulp, Samuel; Lee, Su-Lin
  • Licensing Officer: Paschall, Christopher

MicroRNA Diagnostic Biomarkers and Therapeutic Targets for Pancreatic Cancer
TS-037623 — A novel microRNA expression pattern for the detection and treatment of pancreatic cancer.
Pancreatic cancer is the 3rd leading cause of cancer-related death in the United States, surpassing breast cancer. It is expected to become the 2nd leading cause of cancer-related death in the US by the year 2020, surpassing colorectal cancer (American Cancer Society, 2017). In 2017 an estimated 5…
  • College: College of Pharmacy
  • Inventors: Schmittgen, Thomas; Brackett, Daniel
  • Licensing Officer: Davis, Stewart

Novel bacterial Type II topoisomerase inhibitors for the treatment of bacterial infections
TS-037293 — Bacterial infections such as sexually transmitted diseases, meningitis, pneumonia, tuberculosis (TB), and tetanus are some of the most common infectious diseases. However, there are few drugs that can be used against all of these diseases, and several bacteria have developed resistance to many com…
  • College: College of Pharmacy
  • Inventors: Mitton-Fry, Mark
  • Licensing Officer: Flammang, Ann Marie

Modified Guide RNA for CRISPR/Cpf1 Genome Editing System
TS-032141 — The guide RNA is chemically modified to improve Cpf1 nuclease activity, reduce toxicity, decrease off-target effects, and increase stability.
The Need CRISPR technology is an exciting tool for editing the genomes of live organisms. With CRISPR, researchers have replaced target genes with chosen alternative genes in species ranging from bacteria to live mice. The CRISPR system uses either the Cas9 or Cpf1 protein to bind a given DNA seque…
  • College: College of Pharmacy
  • Inventors: Dong, Yizhou; Li, Bin
  • Licensing Officer: Flammang, Ann Marie

Small-Molecule Cyclin D1 Ablative Agents for Breast Cancer Therapy
TS-015102 — A new class of small-molecule cyclin D1 ablative agents based on troglitazone (TG) that repress intracellular cyclin D1 levels.
Cyclin D1 represents an important downstream effector of diverse proliferative and transforming signaling pathways. In mammary cells, transcriptional activation of Cyclin D1 leads to G1/S phase progression and increased proliferation. Cyclin D1 overexpression has been implicated in oncogene-induce…
  • College: College of Pharmacy
  • Inventors: Chen, Ching-Shih; Huang, Jui-Wen
  • Licensing Officer: Paschall, Christopher

Novel Small-Molecule Protein Phosphatase 2A-Activating Agents
TS-015100 — Activation of protein phosphatase 2-A (PP2A) as a target for anticancer therapy with small molecules.
Previous work indicates that vitamin E succinate (VES) induces apoptosis in different types of cancers cells without significant toxicity to normal cells. Despite advances in the pre-clinical translation of VES in cancer therapy, the mechanisms underlying the effect of this redox-inactive vitamin …
  • College: College of Pharmacy
  • Inventors: Chen, Ching-Shih; Kulp, Samuel; Wang, Dasheng
  • Licensing Officer: Paschall, Christopher

New Energy Restriction-Mimetic Agents for Cancer Treatment
TS-015097 — Development of thiazolidinedione (TZD), OSU-CG12, as a novel energy restriction-mimetic agent for cancer therapy and chemo-prevention.
Cancer cells shift cellular metabolism to aerobic glycolysis to gain growth advantages in microenvironments, which has raised interest in therapies that exploit the response of malignant versus normal cells to glycolytic inhibition. Chronic energy restriction is difficult to implement as a chemo-p…
  • College: College of Pharmacy
  • Inventors: Chen, Ching-Shih
  • Licensing Officer: Paschall, Christopher

DNA Methylation Inhibitors
TS-015096 — A set of novel DNA methylation inhibitors that reduce DNA methylation by small molecule agents.
Substantial evidence indicates that DNA methylation-mediated silencing of tumor suppressor genes is a mechanism for the pathogenesis of cancer and many other diseases. Thus, small-molecule agents that target DNA methylation are considered a therapeutically relevant strategy for cancer treatment. T…
  • College: College of Pharmacy
  • Inventors: Chen, Ching-Shih; Hsiao, Shu-Huei; Leu, Yu-Wei; Shaw, Arthur
  • Licensing Officer: Paschall, Christopher

Estrogen Receptor Beta Agonist Compounds
TS-015086 — Estrogen Receptor Beta Agonists for the treatment of breast, colon, and prostate cancers as well as inflammatory diseases.
There is a large emphasis on the need for novel and more effective cancer therapeutics, since there were nearly 600,000 cancer deaths in the United States in 2016 alone. One method for therapy of prostate, breast, and colon cancer that has been gaining traction is the targeting of estrogen recepto…
  • College: College of Pharmacy
  • Inventors: Tjarks, Werner; Bartunek, Petr; Sedlak, David
  • Licensing Officer: Ezzell, Janel

Cell Adhesion Inhibition
TS-015078 — Exposing cancer cells to poor cell adhesion environments via small molecule agents as a strategy to improve clinical outcomes of several solid malignancies.
The National Cancer Institute estimates that 1.7 million new cases of cancer are diagnosed each year. Substantial evidence indicates that cell adhesion is critical to the development of different aspects of malignant cancer cells, including survival, invasion, metastasis, and drug resistance. Cons…
  • College: College of Pharmacy
  • Inventors: Chen, Ching-Shih; Kulp, Samuel; Wang, Dasheng
  • Licensing Officer: Paschall, Christopher

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