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Dr. Lonnie Smith
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Intron A (Overview)

Intron A is a cancer-related immune system affecting agent which is a kind of cancer drug.


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What is intron a (interferon alfa 2b)?

What is intron a (interferon alfa 2b)?

Interferon alfa-2b: Interferon Alpha 2b, made from recombinant dna, used in the treament of several illnesses. A poor name -- an intron is defined to be a portion that is transcribed by messenger RNA but then the corresponding portion of messenger RNA is removed by RNA splicing before translation. ...Read more

Dr. Lonnie Smith
5 doctors shared insights

Intron A (Overview)

Intron A is a cancer-related immune system affecting agent which is a kind of cancer drug.


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What is intron a (interferon alfa 2b)?

Interferon alfa-2b: Interferon Alpha 2b, made from recombinant dna, used in the treament of several illnesses. A poor name -- an intron is defined to be a portion that is transcribed by messenger RNA but then the corresponding portion of messenger RNA is removed by RNA splicing before translation. ...Read more

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Is pencillin a hapten instead of a antigen?

Is pencillin a hapten instead of a antigen?

Read: Penicillin is a chemical compound which has areas on its molecule which are haptenic. The drug itself is considered an antigen. Altering the molecule to create derivatives seldom alters the haptenic component. ...Read more

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Why are you on intron a (interferon alfa 2b)?

Why are you on intron a (interferon alfa 2b)?

Interferon alpha: Is a treatment for chronic hepatitis c and is also occasionally used in certain types of lymphoma and leukemia. ...Read more

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Whats intron a (interferon alfa 2b)?

Whats intron a (interferon alfa 2b)?

Interferon alpha: Is a treatment for chronic hepatitis c and is also occasionally used in certain types of lymphoma and leukemia. It is a manufactured protein that is derived from a real human protein. There are some very significant side effects that include severe flu-like symptoms, depression, nausea, diarrhea, headaches. ...Read more

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Looking for a sickle cell trait medication, information on intron a (interferon alfa 2b)?

Unclear question: I'm not sure what you are trying to treat. Sickle cell trait is not a disease and there are no medications currently approved to "treat" it. Do you have some other condition that you feel would be helped with intron a (interferon alfa 2b)? ...Read more

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What is a nucleotide?

What is a nucleotide?

A nucleotide: Form the basic structural unit of nucleic acids such as dna. ...Read more

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What happens if a female is a carrier of allele for niemann-pick disease type a what is her genotype?

What happens if a female is a carrier of allele for niemann-pick disease type a what is her genotype?

Your genotype: depends on whether you are a carrier of Niemann-Pick Type A, B, C 1, C2, D, E or the rare F. Your OB-GYN will refer you for pre-pregnancy genetic counselling. Gather all medical history possible about your affected family members - onset & clinical presentation of symptoms, clinical course & lifespan. Your insurance will cover molecular genetic testing if you have a documented family history. ...Read more

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Is interferon considered a vaccine?

Is interferon considered a vaccine?

No: Interferons are proteins that do help your body's immune system fight viruses and tumors but they function differently from vaccinations. ...Read more

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My viral count was 124 after 36th vial of peg-intron for tratment of HCV now is 420 after 43 vial is that means virus became active what can I do?

My viral count was 124 after 36th vial of peg-intron for tratment of HCV now is 420 after 43 vial is that means virus became active what can I do?

Wait 4 better drugs: Talk to your prescribing doctor. The goal of hcv therapy is to achieve sustained virologic response (svr) which equates to an undetectable viral load. In your case, current therapy just isn't enough and is due to several known and unknown factors. There will be better therapies coming through the fda process over the next few years, so don't despair-. ...Read more

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Is neurofibromatosis a polygenic disorder, or is there a single mutation?

Is neurofibromatosis a polygenic disorder, or is there a single mutation?

Single gene disorder: Neurofibromatosis type 1 is caused by a mutation of the nf1 gene on chromosome 17. This gene normally allows your cells to make a protein called neurofibromin. So far we have found more than 500 different mutations in this gene in people with this condition. You just need one mutation to get nf1 - half the time it comes out of the blue, and half the time it's inherited from a parent. ...Read more

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Which is better, a single or a double otoscope/ophthalmoscope set?

Which is better, a single or a double otoscope/ophthalmoscope set?

Practical vs necessa: Obviously having to switch between two heads is practical if you are carrying them, but in the office, it is much better to have dual separate otoscope and ophthalmoscope in the examination room. As a resident, i needed the interchangable devices, but now little need. ...Read more

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What's the differencence between a tpn, gtube, & a peg?

What's the differencence between a tpn, gtube, & a peg?

Ways to feed body : Tpn stands for total parenteral nutrition. All nutrition is obtained from a bag of liquid nutrients and infused through an iv. A peg is a tube placed into the stomach from outside the abdomen, which is used to feed the stomach with liquid nutrition. A g tube is similar to a peg tube, but it is surgically placed while a peg is endoscopically placed. ...Read more

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Tell me about intron a (interferon alfa 2b) cancer related immune agent?

Tell me about intron a (interferon alfa 2b) cancer related immune agent?

Interferon: Intron a (interferon alfa 2b) is the trade name for interferon alpha. Not used as much as in the past, but still can be used for high risk melanoma, rarely for some myeloproliferative neoplasia situations and renal cell cancers. Most common use is in hepatitis c. Interferon is a natural substance made by lymphoid cells in response to viral and other illnesses. ...Read more

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What is a hepatoactive agent?

What is a hepatoactive agent?

Non-specific term: By definition, any agent that affects the liver could be called hepatoactive. Since all things we eat, drink and many that we breathe and enter through the skin end up in blood that goes through the liver, almost anything could be called hepatoactive. Some agents are hepato-toxic, commonest one being alcohol, and some medications like Tylenol (acetaminophen). ...Read more

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Is there a hepatitis a vaccination?

Is there a hepatitis a vaccination?

Yes: It's a two-part vaccine: 2 doses given 6 months apart. ...Read more

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Is life different for a person with a genetic disorder?

Is life different for a person with a genetic disorder?

Life: Life can be different from a medical perspective when coping with the consequences of a genetic disorder. This affects all the patients loved ones too. However it is important to remember that a genetic disorder is no ones 'fault' and life can be as fulfilling for the affected individual as for anyone else. ...Read more

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Please oblige me with a response. Is a cholesterol molecule smaller than a human thrombocyte?

Please oblige me with a response. Is a cholesterol molecule smaller than a human thrombocyte?

Much smaller: Cholesterol is a single molecule and averages 260 angstroms or 0.026 microns. Thrombocytes contain a whole lot of molecules and are 1-4 microns in size. ...Read more

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Dr. Eric Weisman
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Interferon Alfa 2b (Definition)

Interferon alfa-2b is a cancer-related immune system affecting agent which is a ...Read more