Patent Number: 7,785,819

Title: Therapeutic and diagnostic uses of antibody specificity profiles

Abstract: This invention provides a method for determining the antibody specificity profile in an individual. This specificity profile reveals the individual's immune response to multiple antigens and/or epitopes of autoantigens, allergens, graft antigens, etc. The antibody specificity profile is determined through the binding of patient samples comprising antibodies to the arrays. The array can comprises antigens and epitopes. The invention also provides the means and methods for determining antigen or epitope specificity profiles that can be used in the development of either generic and individualized diagnosis and treatment for immune related diseases, including autoimmune disease, allergy and graft rejection.

Inventors: Robinson; William H. (Menlo Park, CA), Hirschberg; David L. (Menlo Park, CA), Steinman; Lawrence (Palo Alto, CA), Ruiz; Pedro Jose (Redwood City, CA), Utz; Paul J. (Stanford, CA), Garren; Hideki (Stanford, CA)

Assignee: The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University

International Classification: G01N 33/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/31/12018