Recent Patents on DNA & Gene Sequences

Christian Bronner  
Institute of Genetics and Molecular and Cellular Biology
University of Strasboug


The Diagnostic and Therapeutic Importance of Human Growth Hormone Isoforms

Author(s): Marina Mara de Jesus Romero-Prado and Noa Beatriz Martin-Cofreces

Affiliation: Unidad de Investigacion Cardiovascular, Departamento de Fisiologia, Centro Universitario de Ciencias de la Salud, Universidad de Guadalajara, C.P. 44340, Jalisco. Mexico.

Keywords: Growth hormone isoforms, modified growth hormone, growth hormone-related peptides, growth hormone detection, acetylable chromatin, coactivator complexes, GH-N promoter, proximal promoter regions, Locus Control Region (LCR), peripheral blood monocyte cells (PBMCs), hGH-N polypeptides, disulfide bridges, transgenic mice, dimerization, acid-labile subunit


The study of human growth hormone isoforms has conduced to the elaboration of patents related to very important items: codifying and regulatory sequences, production of the protein at large-scale, modifications to prolong half-life as monomer, dimer and fusion protein for treatments directed to growth-associated diseases. The designed methodologies directed to the identification and quantification of hGH are beside the formers establishing very important basis of patented sources that can be used for a specific and opportune diagnosis and treatment of biological abnormalities or undesirable effects when these growth hormones are involved.

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Article Details

Page: [55 - 67]
Pages: 13
DOI: 10.2174/187221511794839228