Therapeutics & Vaccines
Methods For Preventing And Attenuating Hyperphosphatemia
Inventors: Mark Cook, Keith Crawford, Erica Hellestad, Martin Petkovich, Christian Helvig
It is disclosed here a method for reducing phosphate absorption in a human or non-human animal subject wherein the subject consumes a diet containing phytic acid or phytate and either has or is at risk of developing hyperphosphatemia. The method includes the step of administering orally to the subject an anti-intestinal alkaline phosphatase antibody in an amount effective to reduce or maintain the serum phosphate concentration in the subject.