Processing

Please wait...

Settings

Settings

Goto Application

1. US20090098578 - Asbestos detection method, asbestos detection agent, asbestos detection kit, method for screening candidate for agent aiming at preventing or treating disease for which asbestos is causative or worsening factor

Office
United States of America
Application Number 12093316
Application Date 08.11.2006
Publication Number 20090098578
Publication Date 16.04.2009
Grant Number 08372596
Grant Date 12.02.2013
Publication Kind B2
IPC
G01N 33/00
GPHYSICS
01MEASURING; TESTING
NINVESTIGATING OR ANALYSING MATERIALS BY DETERMINING THEIR CHEMICAL OR PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
33Investigating or analysing materials by specific methods not covered by groups G01N1/-G01N31/131
Applicants Kuroda Akio
National University of Corporation Hiroshima University
Nomura Kazutaka
Inventors Kuroda Akio
Nomura Kazutaka
Agents Morrison & Foerster LLP
Priority Data 2005-326502 10.11.2005 JP
2006-005061 12.01.2006 JP
2006-135674 15.05.2006 JP
2006-203983 26.07.2006 JP
Title
(EN) Asbestos detection method, asbestos detection agent, asbestos detection kit, method for screening candidate for agent aiming at preventing or treating disease for which asbestos is causative or worsening factor
Abstract
(EN)

The present invention provides a prompt and easy asbestos detection method and a method for screening a candidate for an agent aiming at preventing or treating a disease for which asbestos is a causative or worsening factor. It is possible to quickly and easily detect asbestos in a sample by finding a protein capable of binding specifically to asbestos, allowing the protein or a fusion protein of the protein and a reporter protein to bind to asbestos in the sample, and then detecting the protein or the fusion protein having been bound to asbestos. A substance inhibiting the binding of actin to asbestos, which has been found out as a protein capable of binding specifically to asbestos, is a candidate for an agent aiming at preventing or treating a disease for which asbestos is a causative or worsening factor.