(19)
(11)EP 3 666 285 A3

(12)EUROPEAN PATENT APPLICATION

(88)Date of publication A3:
24.06.2020 Bulletin 2020/26

(43)Date of publication A2:
17.06.2020 Bulletin 2020/25

(21)Application number: 19218983.5

(22)Date of filing:  29.10.2013
(51)International Patent Classification (IPC): 
C07K 16/18(2006.01)
C07K 16/14(2006.01)
A61P 15/00(2006.01)
A61P 37/00(2006.01)
A61K 39/00(2006.01)
C07K 16/12(2006.01)
A61K 39/395(2006.01)
A61P 31/00(2006.01)
C07K 16/08(2006.01)
(84)Designated Contracting States:
AL AT BE BG CH CY CZ DE DK EE ES FI FR GB GR HR HU IE IS IT LI LT LU LV MC MK MT NL NO PL PT RO RS SE SI SK SM TR

(30)Priority: 29.10.2012 US 201261719689 P

(62)Application number of the earlier application in accordance with Art. 76 EPC:
13851374.2 / 2912060

(71)Applicants:
  • The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    Chapel Hill, NC 27599-4105 (US)
  • Johns Hopkins University
    Baltimore, MD 21218 (US)

(72)Inventors:
  • LAI, Samuel
    Carrboro, NC 27510 (US)
  • WANG, Ying-Ying
    Baltimore, MD 21218 (US)
  • KANNAN, Arthi
    Morrisville, NC 27560 (US)
  • NUNN, Kennetta
    Durham, NC 27705 (US)
  • SUBRAMANI, Durai Babu
    Chapel Hill, NC 27514 (US)
  • CONE, Richard
    Baltimore, MD 21210 (US)

(74)Representative: Kransell & Wennborg KB 
P.O. Box 27834
115 93 Stockholm
115 93 Stockholm (SE)

  


(54)COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR INHIBITING PATHOGEN INFECTION


(57) The presently-disclosed subject matter relates to antibodies, compositions, and methods for inhibiting and treating pathogen infection and providing contraception. In particular, the presently-disclosed subject matter relates to inhibiting and treating pathogen infection and providing contraception in a subject using compositions and antibodies capable of trapping pathogens or sperm in mucus, thereby inhibiting transport of pathogens or sperm across mucus secretions. The subject matter further relates to methods for monitoring the effectiveness of vaccines by detecting antibodies capable of trapping pathogens in mucus.







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