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Biologic therapy

Stack #36577

Interferons naturally occurring complex proteins of 3 types
Antivirals protect cells infected by virus from attack by other viruses
Antiproliferative effects not completely understood; inhibit DNA & protein synthesis
Immunomodulatory direct interaction w/ lymphocytes, monocytes, macrophages
Interferons; 3 types antiviral, antiproliferative, immunomodulatory
Interleukins activation of immune system; alteration in functional capacity of cancer cells
Monoclonal antibodies capable of binding w/ cancer cells; antibody delivered directly to targeted cancer cells for ultimate destruction
Antivirals inhibit replication of viral DNA
Antiproliferative effects increases potential for immune response against tumor cells
Immunomodulatory increase cytotoxic activity & killing potential of natural killer cells
Interleukins alteration in functional capacity of cancer cells
Monoclonal antibodies primarily for imaging of tumors to locate metastatic disease & lab studies
Created by: 2a2j