{[ promptMessage ]}

Bookmark it

{[ promptMessage ]}

Products Made Using Biotechnology

Products Made Using Biotechnology - Products Made Using...

Info icon This preview shows page 1. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Products Made Using Biotechnology Transgenic Bacteria Protein products Genes that code for the desired protein can be inserted into plasmids and the plasmids are used to transform cells. Many useful human proteins are now synthesized by transgenic bacteria. Some of these are listed below. Human growth hormone is used to treat dwarfism. It previously took the pituitary glands from over 50 cadavers to make one dose. Human Insulin is used to treat diabetes. Insulin was previously obtained from the pancreas of slaughtered cattle and pigs. It sometimes caused allergic reactions. Tissue plasminogen activator dissolves blood clots in heart attack victims. Clotting factor VIII is one of several factors needed for blood to clot. Most cases of hemophilia are due to the absence of this factor. Human lung surfactant is used in premature infants with respiratory distress syndrome. Atrial natriuretic hormone can be used to treat hypertension.
Image of page 1
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

{[ snackBarMessage ]}

What students are saying

  • Left Quote Icon

    As a current student on this bumpy collegiate pathway, I stumbled upon Course Hero, where I can find study resources for nearly all my courses, get online help from tutors 24/7, and even share my old projects, papers, and lecture notes with other students.

    Student Picture

    Kiran Temple University Fox School of Business ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    I cannot even describe how much Course Hero helped me this summer. It’s truly become something I can always rely on and help me. In the end, I was not only able to survive summer classes, but I was able to thrive thanks to Course Hero.

    Student Picture

    Dana University of Pennsylvania ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    The ability to access any university’s resources through Course Hero proved invaluable in my case. I was behind on Tulane coursework and actually used UCLA’s materials to help me move forward and get everything together on time.

    Student Picture

    Jill Tulane University ‘16, Course Hero Intern