US Patent 6,194,388
United States Patent and Trademark Office
University of Iowa Research Foundation (Iowa City, IA, US) ; The United States of America (Washington, DC, US) ; Coley Pharmaceutical Group
Oligonucleotides containing unthylated CpG dinucleotides and therapeutic utilities based on their ability to stimulate an immune response in a subject are disclosed. Also disclosed are therapies for treating diseases associated with immune system activation that are initiated by unthylated CpG dinucleotides in a subject comprising administering to the subject oligonucleotides that do not contain unmethylated CpG sequences (i.e. methylated CpG sequences or no CpG sequence) to outcompete unmethylated CpG nucleic acids for binding. Further disclosed are methylated CpG containing dinucleotides for use antisense therapies or as in vivo hybridization probes, and immunoinhibitory oligonucleotides for use as antiviral therapeutics.
Krieg, Arthur M.; Klinman, Dennis; and Steinberg, Alfred D. Immunomodulatory oligonucleotides. US Patent 6,194,388 filed February 07, 1995 and issued February 27, 2001. https://ir.uiowa.edu/patents/258