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Dupilumab

Dupilumab Definition A monoclonal antibody which binds to the alpha subunit of the interleukin-4 receptor and to the interleukin-13 receptor.Dupilumab blocks the signal transduction on T cells triggered by IL-4 and IL-13.In the pathogenesis of atopic eczema and bronchial asthma, the type-2 helper...

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