Gene discovery will help drug screening
Murdoch University, (2012) Gene discovery will help drug screening. The Conversation, 30 May .
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The HIV drug “abacavir” has been found to induce a dangerous allergic reaction in patients with the HLA-B*5701 gene.
The allergic reaction causes the immune system to attack the body in a way that is similar to organ transplant rejection.
The research has furthered development on a new way of screening drugs for their potential to cause allergic reactions, especially in relation to the HLA group of genes.
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