Resources Contact Us Home
Unique associated Kaposi's sarcoma virus sequences and uses thereof

Image Number 14 for United States Patent #6500663.

This invention provides an isolated DNA molecule which is at least 30 nucleotides in length and which uniquely defines a herpesvirus associated with Kaposi's sarcoma. This invention provides an isolated herpesvirus associated with Kaposi's sarcoma. This invention provides an isolated peptide encoded by the isolated DNA molecule. Further, this invention provides an isolated DNA virus wherein the viral DNA is about 270 kb in size; wherein the DNA encodes a thymidine kinase; and wherein the viral DNA is capable of selectively hybridizing to a nucleic acid probe selected from the group consisting of SEQ. ID NOs:10-12. This invention provides an antibody specific to the peptide. Antisense and triplex oligonucleotide molecules are also provided. This invention provides a transgenic nonhuman mammal and a cell line containing at least a portion of the isolated DNA molecule. This invention provides a method of vaccinating a subject for KS, prophylaxis diagnosing or treating a subject with KS and detecting expression of a DNA virus associated with Kaposi's sarcoma in a cell.

  Recently Added Patents
Method of purifying crude acetone stream
Flood protection apparatus and container data center including the same
Isolated Australian coral reef fluorescent proteins and cell-based kinase or phosphatase platforms for cancer drug development
Apparatus and method for exerting force on a subject tissue
Range extension techniques for a wireless local area network
Power converter with a variable reference voltage and inrush current limiting
Pattern forming method using developer containing organic solvent and rinsing solution for use in the pattern forming method
  Randomly Featured Patents
Cellulose ester film, polarizing plate and liquid crystal display
Plastic bobbin carrier
Crystalline diacetylene polymers
Semiconductor device
Wound dressing comprising polyurethane foam
Reproducing apparatus, computer-readable storage medium and method for displaying information corresponding to an area
Diverter switch, a method for operating such a switch and use of such a switch
Ammonia pre-treatment in the fabrication of a memory cell
System and method for allowing multiple sub-clusters to survive a cluster partition