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Design of novel assays based on the newly found role of dystroglycan and alpha-dystroglycan proteolysis in tumor cell growth

United States Patent

January 3, 2006
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The invention provides method for assessing tumorigenicity of mammalian cells by assaying the proteolytic fragments of 120-130 kD alpha-dystroglycan in medium surrounding mammalian cells.
Bissell; Mina J. (Berkeley, CA), Muschler; John L. (Berkeley, CA)
The Regents of the University of California (Oakland, CA)
09/ 652,493
August 31, 2000
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERAL SPONSORSHIP This invention was made with U.S. Government support under Contract No. DE-AC03-76SF0098 between the U.S. Department of Energy and the University of California for the operation of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL). The U.S. Government may have certain rights to this invention.