Patents by Inventor Mariko Chikuma

Mariko Chikuma has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20210130455
    Abstract: A subject of the present invention is to provide an anti AQP3 antibody specifically recognizing the extracellular domain of aquaporin 3 (AQP3), which is one type of a water channel protein. By selecting a monoclonal antibody which specifically binds to an oligopeptide included in loop C as one of the extracellular domains of AQP3, an anti AQP3 antibody that is desired in the present invention is provided. An anti AQP3 monoclonal antibody of the present invention can directly bind, from the outside of a cell, to AQP3 present in a cell membrane. Furthermore, as an anti AQP3 monoclonal antibody of the present invention can have an inhibitory activity, the function of permeating a low molecular weight molecule or the like, which is carried by AQP3, can be suppressed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2018
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Applicant: Keio University
    Inventors: Mariko Chikuma, Masato Yasui