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02-14-2010, 06:36 PM   #1
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Does Humira have blood components in it?

I am confused about the proteins used to bind to the TNF. I see some are from mice, some human, but I'm wondering where these proteins come from? Is it from blood or something else?
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02-14-2010, 07:26 PM   #2
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I think they are usually taken from spleen cells in mice to produce monoclonal antibodies.

I think I'll be covering it in more detail in a lecture in the next couple of weeks if you still needed to know more then!
02-14-2010, 07:37 PM   #3
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Humira has only human proteins... Remicade has the chimeric (mouse proteins) in it. That's the reason many do not suffer allergic reactions to the Humira whereas others have bad reactions to the Remicade.
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