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sh8un wrote:It's just your body responding to a foreign protein.
AVONEX ® (Interferon beta-1a) is a 166 amino acid glycoprotein with a predicted molecular weight of approximately 22,500 daltons. It is produced by recombinant DNA technology using genetically engineered Chinese Hamster Ovary cells into which the human interferon beta gene has been introduced. The amino acid sequence of AVONEX ® is identical to that of natural human interferon beta.
Natural interferon beta and Interferon beta-1a are glycosylated, with each containing a single N-linked complex carbohydrate moiety.
Tiramisu wrote:I just spoke to someone from Avonex and they stated I must throw out the other half. Wow.. this is way expensive to do that. I asked about the needles and they told me, no, this must be done this way and my doctor a should have explained it to me. What does everyone think of this?
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