Biotechnology: A: Recombinant Proteins, Monoclonal Antibodies, and Therapeutic Genes, Volume 5a, Second Edition

Biotechnology: A: Recombinant Proteins, Monoclonal Antibodies, and Therapeutic Genes, Volume 5a, Second Edition

Editor(s): H.-J. Rehm, G. Reed

Published Online: 20 MAR 2008

Print ISBN: 9783527283156

Online ISBN: 9783527620869

DOI: 10.1002/9783527620869

About this Book

In the field of medicinal biotechnology three major developments have caused a revolution in research that has a lot of innovative effects on clinical medicine and future applications on humans. With the availability of tailored recombinant proteins and the opportunity to produce high amounts of monoclonal antibodies new diagnostic applications have emerged and many therapeutic perspectives, e.g. in the treatment of multiple sclerosis and of cancer, are being discussed today.
The aim of somatic gene therapy is to re-establish normal cell function by supplying the cells with the respective intact gene. This is a very difficult task and different diseases, e.g. AIDS and several metabolic disorders, are under investigation now. So far first promising approaches exist in cancer therapy.
Moreover the book informs about regulatory and economic aspects of these new methods and their applications.

Table of contents

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  1. Part I: Structure and Function of Proteins

  2. Part II: Recombinant Proteins

  3. Part III: Monoclonal Antibodies

  4. Part IV: Case Studies

  5. Part V: Gene Therapy

  6. Part VI: Regulatory and Economic Aspects

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