LJL Biosystems has been awarded US Patent No. 6,806,053, “Cell-signaling assays.”
Inventors listed on the patent are: Richard Sportsman and Lawrence Kauvar.
According to its abstract, the patent describes assays for detecting the presence and activity of cell-signaling components. The assays include luminescence polarization assays for detecting cell-signaling nucleotides, and modulators of receptors and enzymes related to the generation and activity of such nucleotides, the abstract states.