Patent Number: 7,101,670

Title: Polymorphic marker that can be used to assess the efficacy of interferon therapy

Abstract: The present invention provides a polymorphic marker found in a region of the interferon receptor gene that can be used to assess the efficacy of interferon therapy. Thus, the present invention also relates to methods of assessing the efficacy of interferon therapy in an individual and means for accomplishing such a method.

Inventors: Matsuyama; Noriko (Sagamihara, JP), Sugimoto; Masanobu (Kamakura, JP), Hashimoto; Michie (Tokyo, JP), Mishiro; Shunji (Tokyo, JP)

Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

International Classification: C12Q 1/68 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 9/05/02018