Make Better Decisions - Finding and Evaluating Generic and Branded Drug Market Entry Opportunities

Get the Book: Make Better Decisions

Finding and Evaluating Generic and Branded Drug Market Entry Opportunities

PDF eBook: Just $10 Get Print Book on Amazon

Serving leading biopharmaceutical companies globally:

Baxter
Johnson and Johnson
Dow
Harvard Business School
Boehringer Ingelheim
McKinsey

Last Updated: October 19, 2019

DrugPatentWatch Database Preview

Claims for Patent: 5,599,673

See Plans and Pricing

« Back to Dashboard

Summary for Patent: 5,599,673
Title: Long QT syndrome genes
Abstract:The invention relates to the identification of the molecular basis of long QT syndrome. More specifically, the invention has identified that SCN5A and HERG cause long QT syndrome. Molecular variants of the SCN5A and HERG genes contribute to the syndrome. The analysis of these genes will provide an early diagnosis of subjects with long QT syndrome. The diagnostic methods comprise analyzing the nucleic acid sequences of the SCN5A or HERG genes of an individual to be tested and comparing them with the nucleic acid sequence of the native, nonvariant genes. Alternatively, the amino acid sequences of SCN5A or HERG may be analyzed for mutations which cause long QT syndrome. Presymptomatic diagnosis of long QT syndrome will enable practitioners to treat this disorder using existing medical therapy.
Inventor(s): Keating; Mark T. (Salt Lake City, UT), Curran; Mark E. (Salt Lake City, UT), Wang; Qing (Salt Lake City, UT)
Assignee: University of Utah Research Foundation (Salt Lake City, UT)
Application Number:08/401,512
Patent Claims:1. A nucleic acid probe which will hybridize to a DNA coding for SCN5A polypeptide containing a mutation which causes long QT syndrome, said mutation being either an alteration of or deletion of any one or more of amino acid residues 1505, 1506 or 1507 of the SCN5A polypeptide but will not hybridize to DNA encoding wild type SCN5A under hybridization conditions which only permit hybridization products to form which are fully complementary in the region of the mutation.

2. A method for diagnosing a polymorphism which causes long QT syndrome comprising hybridizing the probe of claim 1 to a patient's sample of DNA or RNA under conditions which only permit hybridization products which are fully complementary in the region of the mutation to form and determining the presence or absence of a signal indicating a hybridization product, the presence of a hybridization signal indicating the presence of long QT syndrome.

3. A method according to claim 2 wherein the patient's DNA or RNA has been amplified and said amplified DNA or RNA is hybridized with said probe.

4. A method according to claim 3 wherein hybridization is performed in situ.

5. A nucleic acid probe which will hybridize to a DNA coding for SCN5A polypeptide containing a mutation which causes long QT syndrome said mutation being a deletion of any one or more of amino acid residues 1505, 1506 or 1507 of the SCN5A polypeptide, but will not hybridize to DNA encoding wild type SCN5A under hybridization conditions which only permit hybridization products to form which are fully complementary in the region of the mutation.

6. A method for diagnosing a polymorphism which causes long QT syndrome comprising hybridizing the probe of claim 5 to a patient's sample of DNA or RNA under conditions which only permit hybridization products which are fully complementary in the region of the mutation to form and determining the presence or absence of a signal indicating a hybridization product, the presence of a hybridization signal indicating the presence of long QT syndrome.

7. A method according to claim 6 wherein the patient's DNA or RNA has been amplified an said amplified DNA or RNA is hybridized with said probe.

8. A method according to claim 6 wherein hybridization is performed in situ.

9. A method for diagnosing a polymorphism which causes long QT syndrome comprising amplifying the region of the SCN5A gene or RNA encoding amino acids 1505-1507 of the SCN5A polypeptide, measuring the size of the amplified region, and determining whether a deletion has occurred, wherein the presence of said deletion is indicative of long QT syndrome.

10. The method of claim 9 wherein primers corresponding to SEQ ID NO.40AND 41 are used to amplify said region of the SCN5A gene.

11. The method of claim 1o wherein the presence of a 9 base pair deletion is indicative of long QT syndrome.

12. A method for diagnosing a polymorphism which causes long QT syndrome, said polymorphism being a mutation causing an alteration of or deletion of any one or more of amino acid residues 1505, 1506 or 1507 of the SCN5A polypeptide, said method comprising using a single-stranded conformation polymorphism technique to assay for said polymorphism.

13. The method of claim 12 wherein primers corresponding to SEQ ID NOS. 40 and 41 are used.

14. The method of claim 13 wherein the presence of a 9 base pair deletion is determined, and wherein the presence of said 9 base pair deletion is indicative of long QT syndrome.

15. A method for diagnosing a polymorphism which causes long QT syndrome comprising amplifying the region of the SCN5A gene or RNA encoding amino acids 1505-1507 of the SCN5A polypeptide and sequencing the amplified gene or RNA wherein an alteration in, or a deletion of, the DNA or RNA which results in an alteration or deletion of any one or more of amino acid residues 1505-1507 is indicative of long QT syndrome.

16. A method for diagnosing a polymorphism which causes long QT syndrome comprising identifying a mismatch between a patient's DNA or RNA and a wild-type DNA or RNA probe wherein said probe hybridizes to the region of DNA encoding amino acid residues 1505-1507 of the SCN5A polypeptide.

17. The method of claim 16 wherein the mismatch is identified by an RNase assay.

18. A method according to claim 17 wherein the patient's DNA, or RNA, has been amplified and said amplified DNA, or RNA, is hybridized with said probe.

19. A method according to claim 18 wherein hybridization is performed in situ.

20. A nucleic acid probe which will hybridize to DNA coding for a mutant HERG polypeptide containing a mutation which causes long QT syndrome under conditions which only permit hybridization products to form which are fully complementary in the region causing said mutation, said mutation being caused by a mutation in said DNA selected from the group consisting of a deletion comprising bases 1498-1524, a deletion of base 1261, the presence of a T rather than a C at base position 1682, the presence of a G rather than an A at base position 1408, the presence of an A rather than a G at base position 1882, and the presence of a C rather than a G at the start of the splice donor site of intron III, but will not hybridize to DNA encoding wild type HERG.

21. A method for diagnosing a mutation which causes long QT syndrome comprising hybridizing, under conditions which only permit hybridization products to form which are fully complementary in the region causing said mutation, a probe of claim 20 to a patient's sample of DNA or RNA and determining the presence or absence of a signal indicating a hybridization product, the presence of a hybridization signal is indicative of long QT syndrome.

22. A method for diagnosing a mutation which causes long QT syndrome comprising:

a) amplifying the region of HERG gene DNA, or RNA, which encodes amino acids 500-508 of the HERG polypeptide,

b) measuring the size of the amplified region, and

c) determining whether a deletion has occurred, wherein the presence of said deletion is indicative of long QT syndrome.

23. The method of claim 22 wherein primers corresponding to SEQ ID NOS. 23 and 28 are used to amplify said region of the HERG gene.

24. The method of claim 23 wherein the presence of a 27 base pair deletion is indicative of long QT syndrome.

25. A method for diagnosing a polymorphism which causes long QT syndrome comprising amplifying the region of the HERG gene or RNA surrounding base position 1261 and determining whether a deletion has occurred, said deletion being indicative of long QT syndrome.

26. The method of claim 25 wherein primers corresponding to SEQ ID NOS. 21 and 29 are used to amplify said region of the HERG gene.

27. The method of claim 26 wherein the presence of a 1 base pair deletion is indicative of long QT syndrome.

28. A method for diagnosing a mutation which causes long QT syndrome, said polymorphism being a member of the group consisting of a deletion of bases 1498-1524 of HERG, a deletion of base 1261 of HERG, a T rather than a C at base 1682 of HERG, a G rather than an A at base 1408 of HERG, an A rather than a G at base 1882 of HERG, and a C rather than a G at the start of the splice donor site of intron III of HERG, said method comprising using a single-stranded conformation polymorphism technique to assay for said mutation.

29. A method according to claim 28 wherein a primer pair selected from the group consisting of (i) SEQ ID NOS.: 23 and 29; (ii) SEQ ID NOS.: 23 and 28; (iii) SEQ ID NOS.: 21 and 29; (iv) SEQ ID NOS.: 25 and 31; and SEQ ID NOS.: 24 and 32 is used.

30. A method for diagnosing a mutation which causes long QT syndrome comprising amplifying a region of the HERG gene or RNA and sequencing the amplified gene or RNA wherein long QT syndrome is indicated by any one or more mutations of the following group: a deletion comprising base pairs 1498-1524, a deletion consisting of base pair 1261, a T at base position 1682, a G at base position 1408, a C at the start of the splice donor of intron III, and an A at base position 1882.

31. A method of diagnosing a mutation which causes long QT syndrome comprising identifying a mismatch between a patient's DNA or RNA of the HERG gene and a wild-type DNA or RNA probe wherein said probe selectively hybridized to a region of DNA or RNA of the HERG gene wherein said region is any one of the following group: a region comprising bases 1498-1524, a region comprising base 1261, a region comprising base 1682, a region comprising base 1408, a region comprising base 1882, and a region comprising the splice donor site of intron III.

32. The method of claim 31 wherein the mismatch is identified by an RNase assay.

Details for Patent 5,599,673

Applicant Tradename Biologic Ingredient Dosage Form BLA Number Approval Date Patent No. Assignee Estimated Patent Expiration Status Orphan Source
Schering INTRON A interferon alfa-2b VIAL 103132 001 1986-06-04   Start Trial University of Utah Research Foundation (Salt Lake City, UT) 2037-11-20 RX search
Schering INTRON A interferon alfa-2b VIAL 103132 002 1986-06-04   Start Trial University of Utah Research Foundation (Salt Lake City, UT) 2037-11-20 RX search
Schering INTRON A interferon alfa-2b VIAL 103132 003 1986-06-04   Start Trial University of Utah Research Foundation (Salt Lake City, UT) 2037-11-20 RX search
>Applicant >Tradename >Biologic Ingredient >Dosage Form >BLA >Number >Approval Date >Patent No. >Assignee >Estimated Patent Expiration >Status >Orphan >Source

Make Better Decisions: Try a trial or see plans & pricing

Serving leading biopharmaceutical companies globally:

Medtronic
Dow
Merck
Baxter
Express Scripts
McKinsey

Drugs may be covered by multiple patents or regulatory protections. All trademarks and applicant names are the property of their respective owners or licensors. Although great care is taken in the proper and correct provision of this service, thinkBiotech LLC does not accept any responsibility for possible consequences of errors or omissions in the provided data. The data presented herein is for information purposes only. There is no warranty that the data contained herein is error free. thinkBiotech performs no independent verifification of facts as provided by public sources nor are attempts made to provide legal or investing advice. Any reliance on data provided herein is done solely at the discretion of the user. Users of this service are advised to seek professional advice and independent confirmation before considering acting on any of the provided information. thinkBiotech LLC reserves the right to amend, extend or withdraw any part or all of the offered service without notice.