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The drug produced through biotechnology for cancer treatment is
1. Interferon
2. Insulin
3. H.G.H.
4. T.S.H.

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Correct Answer - Option 1 : Interferon

The correct answer is Interferon.

  • Interferon drugs produced through biotechnology for cancer treatment.
  • Interferons are a group of signaling proteins made and released by host cells in response to the presence of several viruses.
  • In a typical scenario,  it is a virus-infected cell that releases interferons which causes nearby cells to heighten their anti-viral defenses.

  • Interferons are categorized as cytokines, small proteins that are involved in intercellular signaling.
  • They are secreted by cells in response to stimulation by a virus or other foreign substance, but it does not directly inhibit the virus’s multiplication
  • They were discovered in 1957 by British bacteriologist Alick Isaacs and Swiss microbiologist Jean Lindenmann.
  • In the 1980s alpha-interferon came into use, in low doses, to treat hairy-cell leukemia (a rare form of blood cancer) and, in higher doses, to combat Kaposi sarcoma, which frequently appears in AIDS patients.

 

Drugs Description
H.G.H. Growth hormone (GH) or somatotropin, also known as human growth hormones (hGH or HGH) in its human form, is a peptide hormone that stimulates growth, cell reproduction, and cell regeneration in humans and other animals.
T.S.H. TSH stands for thyroid-stimulating hormone. A TSH test is a blood test that measures this hormone. The thyroid is a small, butterfly-shaped gland located near your throat.
Insulin Insulin is a hormone created by your pancreas that controls the amount of glucose in your bloodstream at any given moment. It also helps store glucose in your liver, fat, and muscles.

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