Patent Number: 6,310,184

Title: Anti-fibroblast growth factor-8 monoclonal antibody

Abstract: Described is a monoclonal antibody capable of specifically binding tofibroblast growth factor-8 (FGF-8) which is related to growth factors ofhormone-dependent tumor cells such as prostatic cancer and breast cancer,and inhibits the FGF-8 activity. The monoclonal antibody is useful inanalyzing the role and biological function of FGF-8 in hormone-dependenttumor cells such as prostatic cancer and breast cancer and can bebeneficial in the treatment of these cancers.

Inventors: Hanai; Nobuo (Kanagawa, JP), Yamasaki; Motoo (Tokyo, JP), Furuya; Akiko (Tokyo, JP), Tanaka; Akira (Tochigi, JP)


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Expiration Date: 10/32013