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1. US20180057588 - Antibodies Towards an Extracellular Region of NBCn1

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Claims

1. An antibody or antigen binding fragment thereof specifically recognizing and binding an extracellular polypeptide region of human NBCn1.
2. The antibody or antigen binding fragment thereof according to claim 1, wherein said extracellular polypeptide region comprises or consists of a sequence selected from any one of SEQ ID NOS: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, and 15.
3. The antibody or antigen binding fragment thereof according to claim 1, wherein said extracellular polypeptide region comprises or consists of a sequence selected from SEQ ID NOS: 14 and 15.
4. The antibody or antigen binding fragment thereof according to claim 3, wherein said antibody or antigen binding fragment thereof is capable of inhibiting cellular NBCn1-mediated Na +-dependent HCO 3 transport.
5. A method of selecting an antibody, said method comprising
a) providing an antibody library,
b) providing one or more antigens from an extracellular polypeptide region of human NBCn1,
c) contacting said antibody library with said one or more antigens, and
d) selecting antibodies, which bind said one or more antigens.
6. A method of producing an antibody specifically recognizing and binding an extracellular polypeptide region of human NBCn1, wherein said antibody is capable of inhibiting cellular NBCn1-mediated Na +-dependent HCO 3 -transport, said method comprising the steps of administering to an animal an extracellular polypeptide fragment of human NBCn1 or a homolog at least 98% identical thereto, isolating antibodies from said animal, testing whether antibodies are capable of inhibiting cellular NBCn1-mediated Na +-dependent HCO 3 transport and selecting antibodies capable of inhibiting cellular NBCn1-mediated Na +-dependent HCO 3 transport.
7. The method according to claim 6, wherein said extracellular polypeptide fragment is selected from the group consisting of SEQ ID NOS: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, and 15.
8. An antibody obtainable by a method of any one of claims 5 and 6.
9.- 13. (canceled)
14. A method of treating breast cancer, atherosclerosis and/or restenosis comprising administering a pharmaceutically acceptable amount of an antibody as defined in claim 1 to a subject in need thereof.
15. A method of inhibiting cellular NBCn1-mediated Na +-dependent HCO 3 transport, said method comprising providing a sufficient amount of an antibody as defined in claim 1 to target cells.
16. The method according to claim 14, wherein said breast cancer is a triple negative breast cancer, an estrogen receptor-positive breast cancer or a HER2-positive breast cancer.
17. The method according to claim 14, further comprising administering to said subject at least one additional agent.
18. The method according to claim 17, wherein said at least one additional agent is an additional anti breast cancer agent.
19. The method according to claim 18, wherein the additional anti breast cancer agent is an estrogen-receptor antibody or a HER2 antibody regulator of Na +,H +exchanger (NHE), a monocarboxylic acid transporter (MCT) or a proton pump inhibitor (PPI).