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US7326535: Immunoreactive peptides from Epstein-Barr virus


Filing Information

Inventor(s) Richard S. Smith · Gary R. Pearson · D. Elliot Parks · Susan Pothen Varghese ·
Assignee(s) Ortho Diagnostic Systems Inc. · Georgetown University ·
Attorney/Agent(s) Woodcock Washburn LLP ·
Primary Examiner Ronald B. Schwadron ·
Application Number US10442456
Filing date 05/21/2003
Issue date 02/05/2008
Prior Publication Data
Predicted expiration date 06/30/2015
Patent term adjustment 653
U.S. Classifications 435/71  · 530/325  · 435/792  · 436/518  · 436/820  · 530/324  · 435/5  · 530/326  · 424/186.1  · 424/193.1  · 424/230.1  · 435/79  ·
International Classifications G01N3353  · G01N33543  · G01N33569  · G01N3358  ·
Kind CodeB2
This patent application is a divisional of application Ser. No. 08/392,934, filed on Oct. 28, 1996, now U.S. Pat. No. 7,060,283, issued Jun. 13, 2006, which is a National Phase of International patent application Ser. No. PCT/US93/08699, filed on Sep. 15, 1993, which claims priority of patent application Ser. No. 07/945,280, filed on Sep. 15, 1992 (abandoned). The disclosures of each of the foregoing applications is hereby incorporated by reference in its entirety.
5 Claims, 7 Drawings


Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) specific polypeptides are disclosed. Also disclosed are the use of these polypeptides for the production of polypeptide-specific antibodies and the diagnosis and treatment of EBV-associated disease.

Independent Claims | See all claims (5)

  1. 1. A method for detecting antibody to a polypeptide consisting of an amino acid sequence of formula: (φ)n wherein n is 1 to about 1000 and φ is 25 amino acids or less and has the formula: (α ETFTETWNRFITHTE β)n (SEQ. ID NO:1) (α GMLEASEGLDGWIHQ β)n (SEQ. ID NO:2) (α HQQGGWSTLIEDNIP β)n (SEQ. ID NO:3) or (α KQKHPKKVKQAFNPL β)n (SEQ. ID NO:4) wherein α and β are independently from 0 to about 5 naturally occurring amino acids, wherein the polypeptide is capable of binding antibody in a specimen from an individual with Epstein-Barr virus (EBV)-associated disease, which comprises contacting a specimen with the polypeptide and determining whether antibody binds to the peptide.

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