Diabetes, Metabolism, Endocrinology Summaries

Vascular graft to promote stem cell therapy for diabetes and other diseases
Millman, Jeffrey ; Zayed, Mohamed
T-016290

— Technology Description An interdisciplinary team at Washington University in St. Louis has developed a multi-layered arteriovenous graft device that enhances the survival and function of stem cell transplants to treat Type 1 diabetes or other diseases. Artificial organs derived from stem cells cou…

Treatments for Wolfram syndrome
Clark, Amy ; Mahadevan, Jana ; Urano, Fumihiko
T-015862

— Technology Description Dr. Fumihiko Urano at Washington University in St. Louis (WUSTL) and colleagues have developed therapeutic strategies to treat Wolfram syndrome. Wolfram syndrome is a rare, life-threating, genetic disorder characterized by insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus, diabetes insipi…

Vascular graft to promote stem cell therapy for diabetes and other diseases
Millman, Jeffrey ; Zayed, Mohamed
T-016290

— Technology Description An interdisciplinary team at Washington University in St. Louis has developed a multi-layered arteriovenous graft device that enhances the survival and function of stem cell transplants to treat Type 1 diabetes or other diseases. Artificial organs derived from stem cells cou…

Lysosomal Enzyme GlcNAc-1-phosphotransferase with Enhanced Ability to Phosphorylate Lysosomal Enzymes
Doray, Balraj ; Kornfeld, Stuart ; Lee, Wang ; Liu, Lin
T-016569

— Lysosomal storage disorders result in severe, multi-system dysfunction and frequently, early death. Currently, a number of lysosomal storage disorders are treated with enzyme replacement therapy (ERT), which requires periodic infusions of the deficient enzyme. However, in a number of instances the…

Managing Diabetes status in diabetic patients
Ravi, V. Nathan
T-005389

— Background: About 422 million people worldwide and over 29 million Americans have diabetes. The prevalence of diabetes is increasing and an important cause of blindness, amputation, kidney failure, and one of the leading causes of premature death. Diabetes is associated with significant costs. In th…

Targeting hepatic arginine metabolism for treatment of metabolic diseases
DeBosch, Brian ; Higgins, Cassandra ; Mayer, Allyson ; Zhang, Yiming
T-017490

— Background Over 30% of adults in the world are overweight or obese. Lifestyle management has proven to be impractical and ineffective in real-life settings and there are no current treatments available for metabolic disease. Technology Summary Pharmacological or genetic activation of the Arginine…

Oxygen-releasing hydrogel for rapid wound healing
Guan, Jianjun ; Guan, Ya ; Niu, Hong
T-019931

— Technology Description Researchers in Jianjun Guan’s lab at Washington University have developed an oxygen-releasing hydrogel that accelerates wound healing. The biodegradable hydrogel is loaded with oxygen release microspheres (ORM) that slowly release oxygen into the surrounding tissue to …

Oxygen-releasing hydrogel for rapid wound healing
Guan, Jianjun ; Guan, Ya ; Niu, Hong
T-019931

— Technology Description Researchers in Jianjun Guan’s lab at Washington University have developed an oxygen-releasing hydrogel that accelerates wound healing. The biodegradable hydrogel is loaded with oxygen release microspheres (ORM) that slowly release oxygen into the surrounding tissue to …

Therapeutic targeting of LDL in ALS
Kreple, Collin ; Miller, Timothy ; Nielsen, Susan ; Racette, Brad
T-020021

— Technology Description Researchers in Brad Racette and Tim Miller’s labs at Washington University have developed a therapeutic strategy for treating ALS by using statins to lower LDL. Statins were successful at prolonging both survival and time with a normal gait. The researchers identif…

Method to generate functionally mature, stem-cell derived, beta cells
Millman, Jeffrey ; Velazco-Cruz, Leonardo
T-019270

— Technology Description Researchers at Washington University in St. Louis have developed an improved method to differentiate stem-cells into functionally mature, insulin-secreting beta cells (SC-beta cells). Pancreatic beta cells play an important role in controlling blood glucose levels as they se…

miRNA mimics to treat metabolic disease
Gong, Yong-feng ; Hou, Jianghui
T-017930

— Disease indication: metabolic disorders including insulin resistance and diabetic nephropathy Drug format: chemically modified synthetic microRNA (miRNA) Drug class: first-in-class for metabolic disease Research stage and Preliminary data: Target: miR-29 mimics can increase the gene expressio…

Device for diabetes cell replacement therapy
Millman, Jeffrey ; Song, Jiwon
T-016681

— Technology Description Researchers at Washington University in St. Louis have developed a 3D-printed device for the subcutaneous transplantation of stem cell-derived beta (SC-beta) cells for diabetes cell replacement therapy. Diabetes mellitus, a disease characterized by loss of blood glucose cont…

Targeting hepatic arginine metabolism for treatment of metabolic diseases
DeBosch, Brian ; Higgins, Cassandra ; Mayer, Allyson ; Zhang, Yiming
T-017490

— Background Over 30% of adults in the world are overweight or obese. Lifestyle management has proven to be impractical and ineffective in real-life settings and there are no current treatments available for metabolic disease. Technology Summary Pharmacological or genetic activation of the Arginine…

Targeting hepatic arginine metabolism for treatment of metabolic diseases
DeBosch, Brian ; Higgins, Cassandra ; Mayer, Allyson ; Zhang, Yiming
T-017417

— Background Over 30% of adults in the world are overweight or obese. Lifestyle management has proven to be impractical and ineffective in real-life settings and there are no current treatments available for metabolic disease. Technology Summary Pharmacological or genetic activation of the Arginine…

High-throughput blood biomarker test for peripheral atherosclerosis
Semenkovich, Clay ; Zayed, Mohamed
T-017421

— Technology Description Researchers from Mohamed Zayed’s lab at Washington University have developed a blood biomarker test for atherosclerosis more accurate than LDL. Circulating levels of Fatty Acid Synthase (cFAS) in the serum correlate to a high degree to severity of peripheral atheroscle…

Peptides responsible for Type 1 diabetes
Lichti, Cheryl ; Unanue, Emil ; Wan, Xiaoxiao
T-018626

— Technology Description: Researchers in the lab of Emil Unanue at Washington University have discovered a panel of peptides responsible for autoimmune activation in Type 1 diabetes and potentially capable of diagnosing T1D at an early stage. These peptide fragments of insulin are found circulating …

Generating pancreatic beta cells from pluripotent stem cells for diabetes cell therapy or drug development
Hogrebe, Nathaniel ; Millman, Jeffrey ; Velazco-Cruz, Leonardo ; Veronese Paniagua, Daniel ; Wernes, Kristina
T-019409

— Technology Description: Researchers in Prof. Jeffrey Millman’s laboratory have developed multiple techniques for enhancing the differentiation, maturation and function of glucose-responsive, insulin-producing SC-beta cells (pancreatic beta cells made from human pluripotent stem cells). Downst…

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