Synthesized Human Proteins



The following table gives information about some of the human proteins
that have been synthesized from genes in bacteria and/or eukaryotic cells.

Protein

Used in the treatment of

Insulin

Diabetes

Somatostatin

Growth disorders

Somatrotropin

Growth disorders

Factor VIII

Hemophilia

Factor IX

Christmas disease

Interferon-alpha

Leukemia and other cancers

Interferon-beta

Cancer, AIDS

Interferon-gamma

Cancers, rheumatoid arthritis

Interleukins

Cancers, immune disorders

Granulocyte colony stimulating factor

Cancers

Tumor necrosis factor

Cancers

Epidermal growth factor

Ulcers

Fibroblast growth factor

Ulcers

Erythropoietin

Anemia

Tissue plasminogen activator

Heart Attack

Superoxide dismutase

Free radical damage in kidney transplants

Lung surfactant protein

Respiratory distress

alpha1-antitrypsin

Emphysema

Serum albumin

Used as a plasma supplement

Relaxin

Used to aid childbirth



This table was taken from "Gene Cloning an introduction" (3rd Edition)
written by T.A. Brown and published by Stanley Thornes Ltd.



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Created by Matthew Kuure-Kinsey and Beth McCooey for Biochemical Engineering Fall 2000