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How Gleevec works to alleviate symptoms of myeloid leukemia, 3D animation with basic narration

View the animation to find out how the drug Gleevecâ„¢ inhibits the molecular cause of chronic myeloid leukemia. (DNAi Location: Applications > Genes and Medicine > Drug design > How Gleevec works)
Chronic myeloid leukemia is a disease caused by a genetic mutation that gives rise to this abnormal protein molecule. The abnormal protein triggers the bone marrow to release dangerous numbers of white blood cells. Gleevec, the thin molecule shown here in blue, has a specific shape which blocks the active site of the abnormal protein. By binding to the active site, Gleevec prevents the trigger protein from causing the release the white blood cells and alleviates the symptoms of the disease.
chronic myeloid leukemia,white blood cells,protein molecule,abnormal protein,genetic mutation,active site,bone marrow,leukemia,gleevec,narration,animation,shape
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