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Tests in mice and ferrets — which catch flu in very much the same way that people do — showed the interferons could not only kill this particular flu virus easily; the body also produced a lot of them in response to the vaccine.
A year later, the company had figured out how to clone interferon, a signaling protein that could treat a form of leukemia.
As recently as 2012, scores of Missouri inmates were being treated with older hepatitis C drugs, including one called interferon that is notorious for its debilitating side effects.
Surprisingly, the six scientists quickly succeeded in producing their first batch of leukocyte interferon.
And so early efforts centered on making sure the gas tank was filled—priming the immune system with cytokines (such as the interleukins) or with immune-signaling proteins like interferon to rev up the tumor-fighting response.
The drug, which was priced at $84,000 for a 12-week, one-pill-a-day regimen, and had a cure rate of more than 90% and none of the side effects of the previous therapy, interferon.
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