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Postby kiran » Wed Jul 06, 2005 7:50 am

:?: can you tell me about CIDS{ combined immuno defeciency syndrome}?
tell me........
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Postby victor » Wed Jul 06, 2005 11:58 am

Maybe it's just like you got multitype AIDS... :P But still, from it's name..this dissease attack our antibody which is Lymphocytes (B and T)
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Postby MrMistery » Wed Jul 06, 2005 5:29 pm

The symptoms do resemble those of AIDS, but it is not caused by a virus like AIDS, it is the result of the mutation of the gene that directs the synthesis of the protein called adenindesaminase(ADA), an enzyme essential to the functioning of the T limphocytes. Children that inherit this genetic disorder have no option but to completely isolate themselves from the outside world(they are called buble children). There even was a movie on such a case called "Bubble boy"
This desease is famous because a doctor named W French Anderson made the first succesful case of gene therapy on it, on a 4 year-old girl.(september 1st, 1990 if i remember right).

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Postby victor » Thu Jul 07, 2005 5:17 am

I think, beside Lymphocytes, our body also have a secondary antibody immune system isn't it? they're called globulins...their function are as antibody right? how about them? are they degenerated also because of that mutation?
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