Patent Number: 6,762,023

Title: Methods for identifying individuals at risk of developing osteoporosis

Abstract: Methods and kits for identifying individuals at risk of developing osteoporosis are provided. These methods and kits are based on detecting the presence of polymorphisms in the tumor necrosis factor alpha 2 receptor gene associated with low bone density and the risk of developing osteoporosis.

Inventors: Spotila; Loretta D. (Haddonfield, NJ)

Assignee: Drexel University

International Classification: C07H 21/00 (20060101); C07H 21/04 (20060101); C12Q 1/68 (20060101); C12P 19/00 (20060101); C12P 19/34 (20060101); C12Q 001/68 (); C12P 019/34 (); C07H 021/04 ()

Expiration Date: 07/12016