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The proteins that are genetically engineered in the laboratory for pharmaceutical purpose are called as Therapeutic proteins.

Some of the therapeutic proteins and their uses are listed below in the table:

 

Therapeutic protein

Use

1.

Insulin

Used in the treatment of diabetes

2.

Interferons

Used in the treatment of cancer and viral infections

3.

Erythropoietin

Treatment of kidney disorders and Anemia

4.

Tissue plasminogen activator

Treatment of acute myocardial infarctions  and blood clots

5.

Hepatitis B surface antigen (vaccine)

Treatment of Hepatitis B

6.

Somatotropin

Treatment of growth defects

7.

Clotting factor VIII and IX

Treatment of hemophilia

8.

Urokinase

Treatment of heart attacks

9.

Growth hormone

Treats growth defects in children

10.

DNase I

Treatment of Cystic fibrosis

 

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