Transgenic bovines capable of human antibody production
Patent 7414170 Issued on August 19, 2008. Estimated Expiration Date: May 19, 2023. Estimated Expiration Date is calculated based on simple USPTO term provisions. It does not account for terminal disclaimers, term adjustments, failure to pay maintenance fees, or other factors which might affect the term of a patent.
The invention features novel methods for the production of large quantities of xenogenous antibodies, such as human antibodies. Preferably, this result is effected by inactivation of IgM heavy chain expression and, optionally, by inactivation of Ig light chain expression, and by the further introduction of an artificial chromosome which results in the expression of xenogenous antibodies (e.g., non-bovine antibodies), preferably human antibodies.
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