Project TitleMonoclonal Antibodies for Laminin-5 and Hemidesmosomes
Track Code2001-015
Short Description

Monoclonal antibody portfolio specific to different subunits of laminin-5 and hemidesmosomes.

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A Northwestern researcher has developed a multitude of monoclonal antibodies that recognize integral components involved in the interaction between epithelial cells and the extracellular matrix (ECM). His antibodies are specific to different subunits of laminin-5, a component of basement membranes, as well as HDs, a specialized cell-ECM contact that mediates the attachment of epithelial cell's basal surface to the ECM. These antibodies may be used as a research tool to study various features of epithelial cells that are pertinent to the process of wound healing, including motility, adhesion, proliferation, and cytoskeleton formation.

Tagsresearch tool: antibody
Posted DateMar 7, 2013 5:40 PM


Jonathan Jones


  • Research Tool for Wound Repair
  • Protein Analysis
  • Immunofluorescence Microscopy
  • Immunocytochemistry
  • In vitro Motility Assays


High Specificity


IP Status

Northwestern is interested in licensing these antibodies as research reagents.

Contact Information

Gwendolyn Humphreys, PhD

Invention Associate

(p) (847) 467-0308