Global Patent Index - EP 1085903 A1

EP 1085903 A1 2001-03-28 - EGG SURFACE PROTEINS AND METHODS FOR USE FOR MODULATING FERTILITY

Title (en)

EGG SURFACE PROTEINS AND METHODS FOR USE FOR MODULATING FERTILITY

Title (de)

OBERFLÄCHENPROTEINE VON EIERN UND METHODEN ZUR MODULATION DER FRUCHTBARKEIT

Title (fr)

PROTEINES DE LA SURFACE DE L'OVOCYTE ET METHODES DE MODULATION DE LA FECONDITE

Publication

EP 1085903 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 99930430 A

Priority

  • US 9913858 W
  • US 8995098 P

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9965520A1] The present invention is directed to egg surface antigens useful for producing antibodies which bind epitopes on the egg surface and modulate fertility. The invention encompasses compositions and methods for immunizing an individual for production of antibodies against egg surface antigens. The invention is based on the discovery of egg surface antigens involved in egg-sperm binding and fusion. Methods are provided for the use of such antigens in methods for sterilization of female animals. Methods are further provided for the use of egg surface antigens to generate antibodies useful for temporary, reversible contraception methods. Methods are further provided for the use of anti-idiotypic monoclonal antibodies which mimic egg surface epitopes to actively immunize a mammal against pregnancy.

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

A61K 39/00; C07K 1/00; C12Q 1/00; C12Q 1/68; G01N 33/53

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

G01N 33/53 (2006.01); A61K 39/00 (2006.01); A61K 39/395 (2006.01); A61K 45/00 (2006.01); A61P 15/00 (2006.01); A61P 15/18 (2006.01); C07K 1/02 (2006.01); C07K 14/47 (2006.01); C07K 14/705 (2006.01); C07K 16/18 (2006.01); C12P 21/08 (2006.01); C12Q 1/00 (2006.01); G01N 33/68 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

C07K 14/705 (2013.01); G01N 33/689 (2013.01); A61K 39/00 (2013.01); G01N 2500/10 (2013.01); G01N 2800/367 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 9965520A1

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE

EPO simple patent family

WO 9965520 A1 19991223; AU 4697499 A 20000105; EP 1085903 A1 20010328; JP 2002518344 A 20020625

INPADOC legal status


2003-08-06 [18W] WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20030611

2001-03-28 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 20010102

2001-03-28 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A1

- Designated State(s): AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE