Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Gilberto M. Villacorte
  • Patent number: 6375949
    Abstract: The present invention provides a monoclonal antibody useful for immunoassay of human serum amyoloid A (SAA), which can be used as a marker for inflammations based on the agglutination reaction, as well as a reagent for immunoassay comprising the monoclonal antibody, and a method for immunoassay utilizing the monoclonal antibody. In a preferred embodiment, the monoclonal antibody recognizes at least one epitope of human amyloid A and it agglutinates with human serum amyloid A. The present invention improves the specificity of immunoassay by utilizing the agglutination reaction of SAA and monoclonal antibody in the presence or absence of other monoclonal antibodies recognizing SAA.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 1998
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2002
    Assignee: Eiken Kagaku Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Norihito Hirano, Michiko Yamada