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Method for detection of idiopathic interstitial pneumonia

Foreign code F120006119
File No. S2008-0668
Posted date Jan 6, 2012
Country United States of America
Application number 99576909
Gazette No. 20110086360
Gazette No. 8420310
Date of filing Jun 3, 2009
Gazette Date Apr 14, 2011
Gazette Date Apr 16, 2013
International application number JP2009060567
International publication number WO2009148184
Date of international filing Jun 3, 2009
Date of international publication Dec 10, 2009
Priority data
  • P2008-147822 (Jun 5, 2008) JP
  • 2009WO-JP60567 (Jun 3, 2009) WO
Title Method for detection of idiopathic interstitial pneumonia
Abstract (US8420310)
The present invention provides a method for detecting idiopathic interstitial pneumonia, which comprises measuring the expression level of a periostin gene or the amount of a periostin protein in a biological sample.
Thereby, a method for detecting idiopathic interstitial pneumonia using a marker is provided.
Scope of claims [claim1]
1. A method for detecting idiopathic interstitial pneumonia, which comprises: a) obtaining a biological sample from a subject suspected of having idiopathic interstitial pneumonia; and
b) measuring the expression level of a periostin gene or the amount of a periostin protein in a biological sample obtained from the subject suspected of having idiopathic interstitial pneumonia,
wherein the periostin gene is selected from the group consisting of polynucleotide sequences set forth in SEQ ID NOs: 1, 3 and 5, and wherein the periostin protein is selected from the group consisting of amino acid sequences set forth in SEQ ID NOs: 2, 4 and 6, and
wherein an elevated expression level of the periostin gene or an elevated amount of the periostin protein is indicative of idiopathic interstitial pneumonia,
wherein the subject is suspected of having idiopathic interstitial pneumonia by having tested positive for idiopathic interstitial pneumonia with at least one selected from the group consisting of the results of physical findings, serological examination results, respiratory function test results, the results of chest X-ray image findings, and the results of chest HRCT image findings.
[claim2]
2. The method according to claim 1, wherein the idiopathic interstitial pneumonia is idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis or nonspecific interstitial pneumonia.
[claim3]
3. The method according to claim 2, wherein the nonspecific interstitial pneumonia is fibrotic nonspecific interstitial pneumonia (fibrotic NSIP).
[claim4]
4. The method according to claim 1, wherein the measurement is carried out by an immunoassay.
[claim5]
5. The method according to claim 1, wherein the biological sample is lung tissues and/or blood.
[claim6]
6. The method according to claim 1, which comprises comparing (i) the expression level of a periostin gene or the amount of a periostin protein in a biological sample derived from a subject, with (ii) the expression level of a periostin gene or the amount of a periostin protein in a biological sample derived from a normal person.
[claim7]
7. The method according to claim 6, which comprises determining that the subject has or is suspected to have idiopathic interstitial pneumonia, when (i) the expression level of a periostin gene or the amount of a periostin protein in the biological sample derived from the subject is higher than (ii) the expression level of a periostin gene or the amount of a periostin protein in the biological sample derived from a normal person.
[claim8]
8. The method according to claim 1, wherein the periostin gene is the polynucleotide sequence set forth in SEQ ID NO: 1, and wherein the periostin protein is the amino acid sequence set forth in SEQ ID NO: 2.
  • Inventor, and Inventor/Applicant
  • IZUHARA KENJI
  • OHTA SHOICHIRO
  • SHIRAISHI HIROSHI
  • AIZAWA HISAMICHI
  • HOSHINO TOMOAKI
  • OKAMOTO MASAKI
  • KURUME UNIVERSITY
  • SAGA UNIVERSITY
IPC(International Patent Classification)
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