Tapping into FGFBP1 to Treat a Variety of Pathological Conditions that Affect Skeletal Muscles and Spinal Cord

Description:

This firbroblast growth factor binding protein 1 (FGFBP1) and small peptides that mimic its function have the potential of treating a wide-range of conditions that affect skeletal muscles and motor neurons. Because FGFBP1 is significantly decreased prior to the onset of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis in skeletal muscles, it also serves as a biomarker for diagnosing individuals with the disease prior to the onset of neurological symptoms.

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Biomedical
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Grant Brewer
Senior Licensing Associate
Virginia Tech Intellectual Properties, Inc.
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Inventors:
Gregorio Valdez
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