77 results for The University of Auckland Library, Patent

  • Pyrazolo[1,5-a]pyridines and their use in cancer therapy

    Kendall, JD; Marshall, Andrew (2009)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    Phosphoinositide-3-kinases (PI3Ks) are a group of lipid kinases which phosphorylate the 10 3-hydroxyl of phosphoinositides. They are split into three classes (Class I, II and Ill) and play an important role in cellular signalling [Stephens et al., Curr. Opin. Pharmacal. 2005, 5, 357]. The Class I enzymes are further split into Class Ia and lb based on their mechanism of activation; the Class Ia PI3Ks are heterodimeric structures consisting of a catalytic subunit (p11 Oa, p11 013 or p11 0~) in complex with a regulatory p85 subunit, while 15 the class-IB PI3K (p11 Oy) is structurally similar but lacks a reguiatory subunit linking and instead is activated by 13v subunits of heterotrimeric G-proteins [Walker et al,. Moi.Ce/1., 2000, 6, 909]. PI3Ks play a variety of roles in normal tissue physiology [Foukas & Shepherd, Biochem. 20 Soc. Trans., 2004,32, 330; Shepherd,Acta Physiol. Scand,. 2005, 183, 3], with p110a having a specific role in cancer growth, p11 013 in thrombus formation mediated by integrin aul33 [Jackson et al., Nat. Med., 2005, 11, 507], and p11 Oy in inflammation, rheumatoid arthritis [Camps et al., Nat. Med., 2005, 11, 936] and other chronic inflammation states [Barber et al., Nat. Med., 2005, 11, 933]. The PI3K enzymes produce phosphoinositide 25 3,4,5-triphosphate (PIP3) from the corresponding diphosphate (PIP2), thus recruiting AKT (protein kinase B) through its PH domain, to the plasma membrane. Once bound, AKT is phosphorylated and activated by other membrane bound kinases, and is central to a cascade of events that lead to inhibition of apoptosis [Berrie, Exp. Opin. Invest. Drugs, 2001, 10, 1085].

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  • Quinoline derivatives for modulating DNA methylation.

    Brooke, Darby; Phiasivongsa, P; Denny, WA; Gamage, S; Bearss, DJ; Vankayalapati, H; Redkar, SG (2009)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    (EN)Quinoline derivatives, particularly 4-anilinoquinoline derivatives, are provided. Such quinoline derivatives can be used for modulation of DNA methylation, such as effective inhibition of methylation of cytosine at the C-5 position, for example via selective inhibition of DNA methyltransferase DNMT1. Methods for synthesizing numerous 4-anilinoquinoline derivatives and for modulating DNA methylation are provided. Also provided are methods for formulating and administering these compounds or compositions to treat conditions such as cancer and hematological disorders. (FR)Cette invention concerne des dérivés de quinoline, en particulier des dérivés de 4-anilinoquinoline. Ces dérivés de quinoline peuvent être utilisés dans la modulation de la méthylation de l'ADN, par exemple dans l'inhibition effective de la méthylation de la cytosine en position C-5, par exemple par une inhibition sélective de l'ADN méthyltransférase DNMT1. L'invention concerne par ailleurs des procédés permettant de synthétiser plusieurs dérivés de 4-anilinoquinoline et de moduler la méthylation de l'ADN. L'invention concerne également des procédés permettant de formuler et d'administrer ces composés ou ces compositions pour traiter des pathologies comme le cancer et les troubles hématologiques.

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  • Diagnostically and audibly responsive computer learning memory game and system provided therefor

    Dowrick, Peter (2006)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    A diagnostically and audibly responsive computer learning memory game works with small children and other persons in teaching them to read. Square or rectangular tiles to be uncovered are displayed upside down, concealing words to be matched with words or words to be matched with phrases or visual pictures or audible sounds, objective is to find matching cards. The computer game matches the cards or tiles with sight words that the user is learning to read from a word list. The user must remember where a correct word of the word pairs is located. The user must read word orally, if not, the computer will prompt the user with a clue (such as the beginning sound of a word) until the user answers. If nothing is heard, the user is told the answer. The system has a built-in recording of a library of selected words, phrases, pictures or audible sounds. The computer can sense that user is silent (with a default of no sound). If a wrong word is uttered, the system can remain silent or correct..

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  • Polypeptides and Polynucleotides for Artemin and related Ligands, and Methods of Use Thereof

    Liu, Dongxu; Lobie, Peter (2008)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    The invention encompasses polypeptides, polynucleotides, and antibodies, for Artemin and related ligands, including Persephin (PSPN). The invention also encompasses expression vectors and host cells for producing these polypeptides, polynucleotides, or antibodies. The invention further encompasses diagnostics and therapeutics, especially for cancer, and particularly breast cancer, colon cancer, prostate cancer, endometrial cancer, lung cancer, stomach cancer, liver cancer, and others, comprising one or more of the disclosed polypeptides, polynucleotides, antibodies, expression vectors, host cells, or compositions thereof. Particularly encompassed are inhibitors of Artemin and/or related ligands, and uses for these inhibitors.

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  • Improvements for Cochlear Implants

    Bradley, AP; Petoe, Matthew; Wilson, WJ (2010)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    The invention relates to a method of generating a place-frequency map for accurate positioning of a cochlear implant whereby the place-frequency map is used to relate a physical position of the cochlear implant to a tonotopic map of the basilar membrane/spiral ganglion. The invention also relates to a method of electrically positioning of an already inserted cochlear implant within the cochlea to provide stimuli to only the parts of the cochlea that have reduced or no residual hearing.

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  • Dielectric elastomer self-sensing using plane approximation

    O'Brien, BM; Gisby, TA; Anderson, IA (2011)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    The present invention provides a method for obtaining feedback parameters related to the state of a dielectric elastomer (DE). The method comprises introducing a small-scale oscillation to the voltage difference between electrodes of the DE, monitoring or repeatedly measuring several measurable electrical characteristics of the DE, deriving other relevant data from the measurements, deriving an equation for a plane of best fit through the relevant data when defined as orthogonal axes, and deriving the feedback parameters from coefficients of the plane equation. The method thus provides important feedback regarding the capacitance, leakage current and/or electrode resistance of the DE. Also disclosed are a computer program and a system adapted to perform the method.

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  • Novel Saratan Polypeptides and Polynucleotides and Methods of Use Thereof

    Liu, Dongxu; Lobie, Peter (2008)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    The invention relates to Saratan polypeptides, polynucleotides, and antibodies. The invention also relates to expression vectors and host cells for producing these polypeptides, polynucleotides, or antibodies. The invention further relates to diagnostics and therapeutics, especially for cancer, and particularly breast cancer, comprising one or more of the disclosed polypeptides, polynucleotides, antibodies, expression vectors, host cells, or compositions thereof.

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  • Insecticidal Polypeptides and Methods of Use Thereof

    King, GF; Solld McFarland, B; Nicholson, GM; Gunning, Simon (2011-02-01)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    A family of insecticidal polypeptides expressed in the venom gland of spiders of the genera Atrax and Hadronyche have been described. Also included are polynucleotides and expression vectors encoding the polypeptides and insect viruses and cells expressing the polypeptides. Transgenic plants and insects expressing the insecticidal polypeptides are also described. The insecticidal polypeptides may be employed in methods and compositions for treating insects, insect larvae, and plants.

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  • Embryo modification and implantation.

    Blake, Deborah; Carter, NL; Henry, SM (2010-10-26)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    The present invention relates to constructs and methods used to enhance the attachment and implantation of an embryo. It is shown that modified glycolipids and glycolipid-attachment molecule constructs can be used to modify embryos, or localised to target tissues, to enhance interaction between the embryo and the target tissue, (typically the endometrium). The invention may advantageously be used to enhance implantation of embryos in the uterus, for example, in IVF treatments.

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  • Adrenocorticotropic hormone analogs and related methods

    Brennan, MB; Costa, Jessica; Dores, RM; Hochgeschwender, U; Haskell-Luevano, C (2007)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    ACTH analog compounds of the present invention include compounds comprising an ACTH peptide sequence with one or more structural modifications that can have one or more of the following preferred ACTH analog biological functions: (1) reduction of corticosteroid secretion by adrenal membrane in the presence of the ACTH analog compared to unmodified ACTH, (2) reduction of corticosteroid secretion by adrenal membrane in the presence of endogenous ACTH and (3) increased MC-2R binding affinity with reduced activation of the MC-2R receptor compared to unmodified ACTH binding to the MC-2R melanocortin. The ACTH analog compounds of the present invention are therefore useful for treatment or prevention of diseases and disorders related to ACTH, ACTH receptors or corticosteroid secretion, such as premature labor and Cushing's Disease.

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  • Conducting polymer nanowire brain-machine interface systems and methods

    Llinas, RR; Hunter, IW; Ruddy, BP (2011)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    The present invention relates to conducting polymer nanowires and their use in a brain-machine interface which is secure, robust and minimally invasive. In accordance with a first aspect of the present invention, a vascular-based brain-machine interface comprising conducting polymer nanowires is disclosed.

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  • Compressor Improvements

    McGill, IC; Boyd, JR; White, DJ; Patel, U; Bruce, CS; Read, TG; Otte, G; Bonniface, BR; Mallinson, Gordon (2008)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    Compressor having a single cylinder (15012) with an enclosed end defining a compression space, with a piston (15002,15004) reciprocating in said single cylinder, comprising: a plurality of gas flow paths (15008) from said compression space to a discharge space, a self operating valve (15020;17008) in each said gases flow path, opening under the influence of the prevailing pressure differential across the valve, and being biased to a closed condition by a spring (17006), each said valve and spring being part of a single unitary planar valve member (15020;17002).

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  • System and method for tracking facial muscle and eye motion for computer graphics animation

    Sagar, Mark; Scott, R (2009)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    A motion tracking system enables faithful capture of subtle facial and eye motion using a surface electromyography (EMG) detection method to detect muscle movements and an electrooculogram (EOG) detection method to detect eye movements. An embodiment of the motion tracking animation system comprises a plurality of pairs of EOG electrodes adapted to be affixed to the skin surface of the performer at locations adjacent to the performer's eyes. The EOG data comprises electrical signals corresponding to eye movements of a performer during a performance. Programming instructions further provide processing of the EOG data and mapping of processed EOG data onto an animated character. As a result, the animated character will exhibit he same muscle and eye movements as the performer.

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  • Gastric Therapies and Compositions Thereof

    Roberton, AM; O'Connor, Charmian; Martin, Iain; Alany, Raid (2008)

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  • Breathing Assistance Apparatus

    Shahbazpour, Mehdi; Troudsell, MJB; Nightingale, CE; McAuley, AE; Shotbolt, AM (2006)

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  • 1,2,4-benzotriazine-1,4-dioxides

    Denny, William; Hay, Michael; Hicks, Kevin; Pruijn, Frederik; Wilson, William; Pchalek, Karin (2010)

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  • Automatic Optimal View Determination for Cardiac Acquisitions

    O'Donnell, T; Cowan, Brett; Young, AA (2004-11-08)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    A method, system, and apparatus of determining optimal viewing planes for cardiac image acquisition, wherein the method includes acquiring a set of sagittal, axial, and coronal images of a heart, where the axial and coronal images intersect with the sagittal image orthogonally, and where the heart has a natural axis and a left ventricle (???LV???) with a bloodpool, a bloodpool border, and an apex. The method also includes making a map of the bloodpool border, and using the map to create a full coordinate frame oriented along the natural axis.

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  • Model Assisted Planning of Medical Imaging

    Cowan, BR; O'donnell, T; Young, Alistair (2005-01-13)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    A method (600) and system (700) for medical image acquisition are provided, where the method (600) includes acquiring an image of the region of interest (610), acquiring a model for a region of interest (620), and fitting the model to the image (630); the system (700) includes a modeling unit for modeling a region of interest (770); an acquisition unit in signal communication with the modeling unit for acquiring an image of the region of interest (732); and a fitting unit in signal communication with the acquisition unit for fitting the model to the image (780).

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  • Controlled needle-free transport

    Hunter, IW; Taberner, Andrew; Hemond, BD; Wendell, DM; Ball, NB; Hogan, NC

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  • Compositions and Methods for Regulating Plant Gene Expression

    Espley,, RV; Hellens,, RP; Allan,, AC; Chagn??,, D (2008)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    The invention provides a method for producing a chimeric promoter polynucleotide capable of controlling transcription of an operably linked polynucleotide in a plant cell or plant, wherein the method comprises combining: a) at least one sequence motif comprising a sequence with at least 70% identity to SEQ ID NO:1, 11 or 12, and b) another polynucleotide sequence. The invention also provides chimeric promoters polynucleotides comprising the sequences defined in a) and b). The invention also provides constructs, vectors, host cells, plant cells and plants comprising the chimeric promoter polynucleotides of the invention. The invention also provided methods for modifying gene expression and phenotype of plant cells and plants by transforming the plant cells and plants with the chimeric promoter polynucleotides of the invention.

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