ApplicationNo. 543341 filed on 06/25/1990
US Classes:435/378, Method of detaching cells, digesting tissue or establishing a primary culture530/399Hormones, e.g., prolactin, thymosin, growth factors, etc.
ExaminersPrimary: Lacey, David L.
Assistant: Budens, Robert D.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
International ClassesC12N 005/08
AbstractThe present invention provides (1) an antibody which (a) specifically binds to human TGF-댣 and (b) exhibits substantially no cross reactivity with TGF-댡 or TGF-댢 and (2) antibodies directed against the pro region of the TGF-ଲ precursor. Further, this invention provides a pharmaceutical composition comprising the pro region of the TGF-ଲ precursor. Also, this invention provides methods for diagnosing, detecting and treating subjects suffering from disorders associated with TGF-댣.