Patent Number: 8,877,192

Title: Rage fusion proteins and methods of use

Abstract: Disclosed are RAGE fusion proteins comprising RAGE polypeptide sequences linked to a second, non-RAGE polypeptide. The RAGE fusion protein may utilize a RAGE polypeptide domain comprising a RAGE ligand binding site and an interdomain linker directly linked to an immunoglobulin C.sub.H2 domain. Such fusion proteins may provide specific, high affinity binding to RAGE ligands. Also disclosed is the use of the RAGE fusion proteins as therapeutics for RAGE-mediated pathologies.

Inventors: Mjalli; Adnan M. M. (Oak Ridge, NC), Tian; Ye Edward (Jamestown, NC), Webster; Jeffrey C. (Jamestown, NC), Rothlein; Robert (Summerfield, NC)

Assignee: TransTech Pharma, LLC

International Classification: A61K 38/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2019-11-04 0:00:00