Document Type

Patent

Patent Number

US Patent 7,108,982

Patent agency

United States Patent and Trademark Office

Publication Date

9-19-2006

Assignee

University of Iowa Research Foundation (Iowa City, IA, US)

Application Number

09/511,416

Date Filed

2000-02-22

Total Pages

61 pages

Abstract

The invention relates to diagnostics and therapeutics and animal models for macular degeneration, specifically as they relate to the association described herein between macular degeneration and arterial wall disruptive disorders. In one embodiment, the invention provides kits and methods for diagnosing macular degeneration comprising identifying a marker for an arterial wall disruptive disorder, including an aneurysm. In one embodiment, the invention provides therapeutics for treating macular degeneration comprising delivering to a subject an agent useful for treating an arterial wall disruptive disorder, including an aneurysm.

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URL

https://ir.uiowa.edu/patents/407