Title: Genetic Analysis of Peyer’s Patches and M Cells; and Methods and Compositions Targeting Peyer’s patches and M Cell Receptors. Number: 20030211476. Filed: April 4, 2002. Lead Inventor: Daniel O’Mahony, Elan.
The patent application’s abstract states that the invention involves “methods of increasing … or decreasing the levels of a protein in a [Peyer’s patch] cell.” Peyer’s patches are patches of lymphoid nodules located in the walls of the small intestines.