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Summary for Patent: 9,994,903
Title:Transcriptomic index for characterizing the cellular repair response after soft tissue injury in diarthrodial joints
Abstract: One aspect of the Invention provides methods for classifying the quality of a repair response after injury to a joint of a subject. In one embodiment, the method includes providing a tissue sample from the injured region of the joint and determining expression levels in the sample of a plurality of genes, including at least those genes listed in Table 1, Table 2 and Table 3, Another aspect of the Invention provides methods of treating a human or veterinary subject having an injury to a joint based on the classification of the quality of the repair response.
Inventor(s): Chan; Deva (Chicago, IL), Li; Jun (Chicago, IL), Plaas; Anna H. K. (Chicago, IL), Sandy; John D. (Chicago, IL), Wang; Vincent (Chicago, IL)
Assignee: RUSH UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER (Chicago, IL)
Application Number:14/916,817
Patent Claims:1. A method for treating an injury to a joint of a human or veterinary subject, comprising: administrating a therapy selected from the group consisting of surgical reconstruction and viscosupplementation HA therapy, wherein the therapy is administered to the subject having a non-reparative response to the injury as indicated by an elevated mRNA expression level of a plurality of genes comprising at least the genes Inhibin beta E (Inhbe), Bone morphogenetic protein 1 (Bmp1), Interferon gamma (Ifng), Fibrosin (Fbrs), Interleukin 11 (Il11), Endothelin 1 (Edn1), Interleukin 2 (Il2), Colony stimulating factor 2 (granulocyte-macrophage) (Csf2), Matrix metallopeptidase 1a (interstitial collagenase) (Mmp1a), Plasminogen (Plg), Fibroblast growth factor 10 (Fgf10), Interleukin 6 (Il6), Synaptosomal-associated protein 25 (Snap25), Interleukin 20 (Il20), Chemokine (C-X-C motif) ligand 3 (Cxcl3), Interleukin 21 (Il21), Interleukin 3 (Il3) and Interferon beta 1 fibroblast (Ifnb1); wherein the mRNA expression levels are determined in a tissue sample taken from an intra-articular region of the joint.

2. The method of claim 1, wherein the tissue sample comprises material selected from the group consisting of cartilage, synovium, meniscal tissue, joint capsule lining, ligaments and combinations of at least two of these materials.

3. The method of claim 1, wherein the subject is a human subject and wherein the mRNA expression levels are determined at between 4 weeks and 12 weeks post-injury.

4. The method of claim 1, wherein the elevated mRNA expression levels are compared with first standard expression levels of the plurality of genes and second standard expression levels of the plurality of genes, wherein the first standard expression levels are indicative of a reparative profile, wherein the second standard expression levels are indicative of a non-reparative profile, and wherein a reparative index score is calculated based on the comparing.

5. The method of claim 1, wherein the plurality of genes comprises at least the genes Inhibin beta E (Inhbe), Bone morphogenetic protein 1 (Bmp1), Interferon gamma (Ifng), Fibrosin (Fbrs), Interleukin 11 (Il11), Endothelin 1 (Edn1), Chemokine (C-C motif) ligand 3 (Ccl3), Collagen, type III, alpha 1 (Col3a1), Interleukin 13 receptor, alpha 2 (Il13ra2), Matrix metallopeptidase 3 (Mmp3), Chemokine (C-C motif) ligand 12 (Ccl12), Fas ligand (TNF superfamily, member 6) (Fasl), TGFB-induced factor homeobox 1 (Tgif1), Caveolin 1, caveolae protein (Cav1), Chemokine (C-C motif) ligand 11 (Ccl11), Interleukin 2 (Il2), Colony stimulating factor 2 (granulocyte-macrophage) (Csf2), Matrix metallopeptidase 1a (interstitial collagenase) (Mmp1a), Plasminogen (Plg), Fibroblast growth factor 10 (Fgf10), Interleukin 6 (Il6), Interleukin 10 (Il10), Macrophage migration inhibitory factor (Mif), Matrix metallopeptidase 2 (Mmp2), Epidermal growth factor (Egf), Integrin beta 8 (Itgb8), Prostaglandin-endoperoxide synthase 2 (Ptgs2), Selectin, platelet (Plat), Integrin beta 6 (Itgb6), Tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinase 1 (Timp1), Colony stimulating factor 3 (granulocyte) (Csf3), Synaptosomal-associated protein 25 (Snap25), Interleukin 20 (Il20), Chemokine (C-X-C motif) ligand 3 (Cxcl3), Interleukin 21 (Il21), Interleukin 3 (Il3), Interferon beta 1, fibroblast (Ifnb1), Chemokine (C-C motif) ligand 22 (Ccl22), Interleukin 12B (Il12b), Complement component 4A (Rodgers blood group) (C4a), Chemokine (C-X-C motif) ligand 1 (Cxcl1), Interleukin 24 (Il24), Leukemia inhibitory factor (Lif), Fas ligand (TNF superfamily, member 6) (Fasl), Interleukin 18 (Il18), Interleukin 16 (Il16) and Early growth response 2 (Egr2).

6. The method of claim 1, wherein the plurality of genes comprises at least the genes Inhibin beta E (Inhbe), Bone morphogenetic protein 1 (Bmp1), Interferon gamma (Ifng), Fibrosin (Fbrs), Interleukin 11 (Il11), Endothelin 1 (Edn1), Chemokine (C-C motif) ligand 3 (Ccl3), Collagen, type III, alpha 1 (Col3a1), Interleukin 13 receptor, alpha 2 (Il13ra2), Matrix metallopeptidase 3 (Mmp3), Chemokine (C-C motif) ligand 12 (Ccl12), Fas ligand (TNF superfamily, member 6) (Fasl), TGFB-induced factor homeobox 1 (Tgif1), Caveolin 1, caveolae protein (Cav1), Chemokine (C-C motif) ligand 12 (Ccl12), Chemokine (C-C motif) ligand 11 (CcI11), Snail homolog 1 (Drosophila) (Snail1), Transforming growth factor, beta 2 (Tgfb2), Connective tissue growth factor (Ctgf), Bone morphogenetic protein 7 (Bmp7), Transforming growth factor, beta 3 (Tgfb3), Tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinase 3 (Timp3), Interleukin 2 (Il2), Colony stimulating factor 2 (granulocyte-macrophage) (Csf2), Matrix metallopeptidase 1a (interstitial collagenase) (Mmp1a), Plasminogen (Plg), Fibroblast growth factor 10 (Fgf10), Interleukin 6 (Il6), Interleukin 10 (Il10), Macrophage migration inhibitory factor (Mif), Matrix metallopeptidase 2 (Mmp2), Epidermal growth factor (Egf), Integrin beta 8 (Itgb8), Prostaglandin-endoperoxide synthase 2 (Ptgs2), Selectin, platelet (Plat), Integrin beta 6 (Itgb6), Tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinase 1 (Timp1), Colony stimulating factor 3 (granulocyte) (Csf3), Thrombospondin 2 (Thbs2), Integrin alpha 3 (Itga3), Integrin beta 5 (Itgb5), Versican V1 isoform (Vcan V1), Hepatocyte growth factor (Hgf), Vascular endothelial growth factor A (Vegfa), Synaptosomal-associated protein 25 (Snap25), Interleukin 20 (Il20, Chemokine (C-X-C motif) ligand 3 (Cxcl3), Interleukin 21 (Il21), Interleukin 3 (Il3), Interferon beta 1, fibroblast (Ifnb1), Chemokine (C-C motif) ligand 22 (Ccl22), Interleukin 12B (Il12b), Complement component 4A (Rodgers blood group) (C4a), Chemokine (C-X-C motif) ligand 1 (Cxcl1), Interleukin 24 (Il24), Leukemia inhibitory factor (Lif), Fas ligand (TNF superfamily, member 6) (FasL), Interleukin 18 (Il18), Interleukin 16 (Il16), Early growth response 2 (Egr2), B-cell leukemia/lymphoma 2 related protein A1a (Bcl2a1a), Interferon alpha 4 (Ifna4), Interleukin 1 alpha (Il1a) and Adrenomedullin (Adm).

7. The method of claim 6, wherein the plurality of genes further comprises the genes Adrenomedullin (Adm), Baculoviral IAP repeat-containing 2 (Birc2), Baculoviral IAP repeat-containing 3 (Birc3), Chemokine (C-C motif) ligand 12 (Ccl12), Chemokine (C-C motif) ligand 5 (Ccl5), Cyclin D1 (Ccnd1), Chemokine (C-C motif) receptor 5 (Ccr5), CD80 antigen (Cd80), Epidermal growth factor receptor (Egfr), Coagulation factor III (F3), Coagulation factor VIII (F8), Growth arrest and DNA-damage-inducible 45 beta (Gadd45b), Interleukin 1 receptor, type II (Il1r2), Interleukin 1 receptor antagonist (Il1rn), Interleukin 2 receptor, alpha chain (Il2ra), Interleukin 15 (Il15), Interleukin 18 (Il18), Interleukin 1 family, member 9 (Il1f9), Interleukin 24 (Il24), Interleukin 27 (Il27), Inhibin beta-A (Inhba), Left right determination factor 1 (Lefty1), Lymphotoxin B (Ltb), Tumor necrosis factor (ligand) superfamily, member 13 (Tnfsf13), Angiotensinogen (serpin peptidase inhibitor, Glade A, member 8) (Agt), Chemokine (C-C motif) receptor 2 (Ccr2), CCAAT/enhancer binding protein (C/EBP), beta (Cebpb), Chemokine (C-X-C motif) receptor 4 (Cxcr4), Endoglin (Eng), Plasminogen activator, urokinase (Plau), Serine (or cysteine) peptidase inhibitor, Glade A, member 1a (Serpina1a), Serine (or cysteine), peptidase inhibitor, clade E, member 1 (Serpine1), Serine (or cysteine) peptidase inhibitor, clade H, member 1 (Serpinh1), MAD homolog 2 (Drosophila) (Smad2), MAD homolog 3 (Drosophila) (Smad3), MAD homolog 4 (Drosophila) (Smad4), MAD homolog 6 (Drosophila) (Smad6), MAD homolog 7 (Drosophila) (Smad7), Signal transducer and activator of transcription 1 (Stat1), Mitogen-activated protein kinase kinase 6 (Map2k6) Myelocytomatosis oncogene (Myc), Nuclear factor of kappa light polypeptide gene enhancer in B-cells 1, p105 (Nfkb1), NAD(P)H dehydrogenase, quinone 1 (Nqo1), Avian reticuloendotheliosis viral (v-rel) oncogene related B (Relb), Selectin, endothelial cell (Sele), Superoxide dismutase 2, mitochondrial (Sod2), Signal transducer and activator of transcription 5B (Stat5b), Tumor necrosis factor (ligand) superfamily, member 10 (Tnfsf10), Integrin beta 3 (Itgb3), Jun oncogene (Jun), Latent transforming growth factor beta binding protein 1 (Ltbp1), Matrix metallopeptidase 9 (Mmp9) and Tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinase 4 (Timp4).

8. The method of claim 6, wherein the plurality of genes further comprises the genes Colony stimulating factor 2 (granulocyte-macrophage) (Csf2), Interleukin 4 (Il4), Insulin II (Ins2), Bone morphogenetic protein 8b (Bmp8b), Cardiotrophin 2 (Ctf2), Growth differentiation factor 15 (Gdf15), Interferon alpha 2 (Ifna2), Interleukin 13 (Il13), Interleukin 17C (Il17c), Interleukin 25 (Il25), Interleukin 9 (Il9), Tumor necrosis factor (ligand) superfamily, member 18 (Tnfsf18), Tumor necrosis factor (ligand) superfamily, member 4 (Tnfsf4), Interleukin 13 (Il13) and Interleukin 4 (Il4).

9. The method of claim 6, wherein the plurality of genes further comprises the genes Aggrecan (Acan), Alpha-1-Microglobulin/Bikunin Precursor (Ambp), Collagen, type I, alpha 1 (Col1a1), Collagen, type I, alpha 2 (Col1a2), Collagen, type II, alpha 1 (Col2a1), Collagen, type III, alpha 1 (Col3a1), Hyaluronan synthase 1 (Has1), Hyaluronan synthase 2 (Has2), Hyaluronan synthase 3 (Has3), Inter-Alpha-Trypsin Inhibitor Heavy Chain 1 (Itih1) Inter-Alpha-Trypsin Inhibitor Heavy Chain 2 (ltih2), Stabilin 2 (Stab2), Tumor Necrosis Factor, Alpha-Induced Protein 6 (Tnfaip6) and Versican (Vcan).

10. The method of claim 1, wherein the therapy is surgical reconstruction.

11. The method of claim 1, wherein the therapy is viscosupplementation HA therapy.

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PCT Information
PCT FiledSeptember 08, 2014PCT Application Number:PCT/US2014/054550
PCT Publication Date:March 19, 2015PCT Publication Number:WO2015/038474

Details for Patent 9,994,903

Applicant Tradename Biologic Ingredient Dosage Form BLA Number Approval Date Patent No. Assignee Estimated Patent Expiration Status Orphan Source
Microbix Biosystems KINLYTIC urokinase INJECTABLE;INJECTION 021846 001 1978-01-16   Start Trial RUSH UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER (Chicago, IL) 2033-09-12 DISCN search
Microbix Biosystems KINLYTIC urokinase INJECTABLE;INJECTION 021846 002 1978-01-16   Start Trial RUSH UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER (Chicago, IL) 2033-09-12 DISCN search
Microbix Biosystems KINLYTIC urokinase INJECTABLE;INJECTION 021846 003 1978-01-16   Start Trial RUSH UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER (Chicago, IL) 2033-09-12 DISCN search
Smith And Nephew SANTYL collagenase OINTMENT;TOPICAL 101995 001 1965-06-04   Start Trial RUSH UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER (Chicago, IL) 2033-09-12 RX search
>Applicant >Tradename >Biologic Ingredient >Dosage Form >BLA >Number >Approval Date >Patent No. >Assignee >Estimated Patent Expiration >Status >Orphan >Source

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