Resources Contact Us Home
Browse by: INVENTOR PATENT HOLDER PATENT NUMBER DATE
 
 
Assay for detecting immune responses involving antigen specific cytokine and/or antigen specific cytokine secreting T-cells










Image Number 6 for United States Patent #7897357.

Here, we describe a sensitive and specific assay and kit for the detection of chemokines having activity that is upregulated by Th-1 cytokines (such IFN-.gamma.) and chemokines that upregulate the activity of Th-1 cytokines (such as IFN-.gamma.). In a typical embodiment, detection of the chemokine monokine induced by gamma interferon (MIG) provides a measure of the biological effect of IFN-.gamma. rather than direct quantitation of IFN-.gamma. or IFN-.gamma. secreting cells per se. Upregulation of MIG expression was observed following in vitro activation of PBMC with defined CD8.sup.+ T cell epitopes derived from influenza virus, CMV, or EBV, and in all cases this was antigen-specific, genetically restricted and dependent on both CD8.sup.+ T cells and IFN-.gamma.. Responses as assessed by the MIG assay paralleled those detected by conventional IFN-.gamma. ELISPOT, but the magnitude of response and sensitivity of the MIG assay were superior. Our data validate this novel method for the detection of high as well as low levels of antigen-specific and genetically restricted IFN-.gamma. activity or MIG.








 
 
  Recently Added Patents
Lubricant supplying device, process cartridge, and image forming apparatus
Display unit and display method
Towel clip
Listing recommendation using generation of a user-specific query in a network-based commerce system
Antibodies to CCR2
Boundary acoustic wave device
Method for transmitting a signal
  Randomly Featured Patents
System and related techniques for detecting and classifying features within data
Tank assembly and method for water treatment
Pressure control valve and coupling
Image forming apparatus and image forming method
Drinking cover
Multiprocessor system and control method thereof
Vessel for an electro furnace
Toy bank
Software testing to validate tenant operations
Sofa