Oct 9, 2003
What is the therapeutic value of TRAIL and do you think it will ever be used in treatment?
| Response from Dr. Pierone
TRAIL is the acronym for tumor necrosis factor-related apoptosis-inducing ligand. It surfaced in early basic (test tube) research about 2 years ago as a potential immune-based target. Its look likes Immunex originally developed it and they have been acquired by Amgen. I checked the Amgen web site and was not able to find any mention of it in their posted information. If you know any more (original references) I can look into it further.
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