biological response modifier


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biological response modifier

n.
A substance, such as interferon, that is produced naturally or manufactured as a drug designed to strengthen, direct, or restore the body's immune response against infection or cancer.
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Insulin also can be used as a biological response modifier to target the delivery of natural biological agents.
The National Cancer Institute (NCI) defines biological response modifiers as "agents or approaches that modify the relationship between tumor and host by modifying the host's biological response to tumor cells with resultant therapeutic effects.
In addition, the book examines the full range of complex biological systems and their interrelationship with chemistry, from the interaction of biological response modifiers with proteins to the chemical biology of cell surface oligosaccharides.
The titles of their PhD research were 'Characterization of shisham (Dalbergia sissoo) against dieback disease in various ecological zones of Punjab,' 'Evaluation of sugar cane (Saccharum officinarum) bio-molecules as biological response modifiers and their immunotherapeutic effects against coccidiosis in chicken,' 'Occurrence, toxicity and prevention
Flavonoids may modify allergens and carcinogens, and in this way, they may be biological response modifiers.
In 2003, the agency convened its Biological Response Modifiers Advisory Committee to discuss the current clinical data, safety and effectiveness issues surrounding placental/umbilical cord blood transplantation, and possible quality measures.
Originally heralded as major breakthroughs in oncology treatment, the biological response modifiers have not routinely demonstrated clinical efficacy in difficult-to-treat tumors.
A few years ago, many in the asthma research community were convinced that asthma care was poised for the same kind of advances that have occurred in rheumatoid arthritis and psoriasis with the introduction of the biological response modifiers.
this time as a member of the FDA's Biological Response Modifiers Advisory Committee.
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