Patent Number: 8,303,951

Title: Neutrokine-alpha antibodies and methods of use thereof

Abstract: The present invention relates to a Neutrokine-alpha antibody and a process for producing a Neutrokine-alpha antibody. The invention further relates to screening methods for identifying compounds that inhibit or enhance the action of Neutrokine-alpha. Also provided are diagnostic methods for detecting autoimmune disorders and therapeutic methods for treating autoimmune disorders using a Neutrokine-alpha antibody.

Inventors: Yu; Guo-Liang (Berkeley, CA), Ebner; Reinhard (Gaithersburg, MD), Ni; Jian (Germantown, MD)

Assignee: Human Genome Sciences, Inc.

International Classification: A61K 39/395 (20060101); C07K 16/18 (20060101); C12P 21/08 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2021-11-06 0:00:00