Document Type

Patent

Patent Number

US Patent 7,332,591

Patent agency

United States Patent and Trademark Office

Publication Date

2-19-2008

Assignee

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

Application Number

11/019,081

Date Filed

2004-12-21

Total Pages

50 pages

Abstract

The present invention relates to the designation of ADP-ribosylation factor-like 6 as the BBS3 gene, that is involved in the genetic disease Bardet Biedl Syndrome (BBS), which is characterized by such diverse symptoms as obesity, diabetes, hypertension, mental retardation, renal cancer and other abnormalities, retinopathy and hypogonadism. Methods of use for the gene, for example in diagnosis and therapy of BBS and in drug screening, also are described.

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URL

https://ir.uiowa.edu/patents/447