the use of enzymes in medicine

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Offline ana knechtel

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the use of enzymes in medicine
« on: 25/10/2005 15:18:06 »
heya everybody!

i really need some help, i have searched everywhere to find information about enzymes used in medicine but have always found thatthe information i find is insufficient. so if you could please help me!thanks a lot! ana knechtelx
 

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Re: the use of enzymes in medicine
« Reply #1 on: 27/10/2005 08:22:36 »
Enzymes have a huge role to play in medicine. A classic example is the administration of "Creon" - replacement digestive pancreatic enzymes - for people with pancreatic insufficiency caused by cystic fibrosis, or chronic pancreatitis.

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Re: the use of enzymes in medicine
« Reply #2 on: 16/11/2005 11:23:06 »
You might get more detail with a more specific question.  Here's one that Chris can answer for you as I'd like to know myself.  =)  

Are medicinal enzyme mostly used to replace enzyme deficiencies or are there a significant amount used for other purposes?  (such as competitive inhibition of a different mutated enzyme that is causing problems)



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