US Patent No: 5,922,602

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Cytoplasmic inhibition of gene expression

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The invention provides novel genetic constructions for the expression of inhibitory RNA in the cytoplasm of eukaryotic cells. The inhibitory RNA may be an anti-sense RNA or a co-suppressor RNA, and functions to reduce the expression of a gene of interest in the target cell. The genetic constructions of the invention are capable of replicating in the cytoplasm of a eukaryotic cell and comprise a promoter region in functional combination with an encoding polynucleotide. The genetic constructions may be designed so as to replicate in the cytoplasm of plant cells, yeast cells, and mammalian cells. When the eukaryotic cell of interest is a plant cell, the genetic construction is preferably derived from a plant RNA virus. Plant RNA virus derived genetic constructions may employ a plant virus subgenomic promoter, including subgenomic promoters from tobamoviruses in functional combination with the RNA encoding region. In a preferred embodiment of the invention, plant cells are induced to produce elevated levels of the carotenoid phytoene. The elevated levels of phytoene are achieved by inhibiting the expression of the enzyme phytoene desaturase using the vectors of the invention.

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LARGE SCALE BIOLOGY CORPORATIONVACAVILLE, CA51

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
della-Cioppa, Guy Richard 814 Derry Cir., Vacaville, CA 95688 4 38
Donson, Jonathan Oak Park, CA 19 67
Grill, Laurence K Vacaville, CA 31 278
Harvey, Damon Alan Vacaville, CA 3 23
Kumagai, Monto Hiroshi 1330 Brown Dr., Davis, CA 95616 4 37

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THE RESEARCH FOUNDATION OF STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK (2)
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KENTUCKY BIOPROCESSING, LLC (1)
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IBIO, INC. (4)
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7,692,063 Production of foreign nucleic acids and polypeptides in sprout systems 2 2006
8,058,511 System for expression of genes in plants 1 2008
8,597,942 System for expression of genes in plants 0 2011
 
LARGE SCALE BIOLOGY CORPORATION (4)
6,479,291 Cytoplasmic inhibition of gene expression by viral RNA 6 1999
6,303,848 Method for conferring herbicide, pest, or disease resistance in plant hosts 5 1999
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6,720,183 Cytoplasmic inhibition of gene expression 0 2002
 
UNIVERSITY OF IOWA RESEARCH FOUNDATION (4)
8,524,879 RNA interference suppresion of neurodegenerative diseases and methods of use thereof 0 2010
8,329,890 SiRNA-mediated gene silencing 1 2010
8,481,710 RNA interference suppression of neurodegenerative diseases and methods of use thereof 0 2010
8,779,116 SiRNA-mediated gene silencing 0 2012
 
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7,888,325 Composition and method for in vivo and in vitro attenuation of gene expression using double stranded RNA 1 2006
8,148,345 Composition and method for in vivo and in vitro attenuation of gene expression using double stranded RNA 0 2009
 
NOVICI BIOTECH LLC (2)
6,700,040 Cytoplasmic gene inhibition or gene expression in transfected plants by a tobraviral vector 2 2001
7,498,480 Cytoplasmic gene inhibition or gene expression in transfected plants by a tobraviral vector 0 2003
 
ALNYLAM PHARMACEUTICALS, INC. (1)
8,299,042 Methods and compositions for silencing genes without inducing toxicity 1 2008
 
BAYER CROPSCIENCE N.V. (1)
7,485,774 Methods and means for delivering inhibitory RNA to plants and applications thereof 0 2002
 
BIOSCOURCE TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
6,426,185 Method of compiling a functional gene profile in a plant by transfecting a nucleic acid sequence of a donor plant into a different host plant in an anti-sense orientation 2 1999
 
iBio, Inc. and Fraunhofer USA, Inc. (1)
7,683,238 Production of pharmaceutically active proteins in sprouted seedlings 2 2002
 
KENTUCKY BIOPROCESSING, LLC (1)
7,192,740 Recombinant viral nucleic acids 0 2002
 
NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY (1)
6,759,571 Method of suppressing gene expression in plants 3 1999
 
YALE UNIVERSITY (1)
7,229,829 Tobacco rattle virus vectors and related compositions and methods 4 2003