GENE THERAPY : A NEW GAIT FOR REGENERATIVE MEDICINE🧬🧬
*WHAT DO WE MEAN BY GENE THERAPY?
Gene therapy is an experimental technique that uses genes to treat or prevent disease and it is the process of replacing defective genes with healthy ones, adding new genes to help the body fight or treat disease.
*WHAT IS THE MAIN PURPOSE OF USING GENE THERAPY?💊💊
-Gene therapy aims to transfer genetic material into cells to provide them with new functions and to compensate for abnormal genes or to make a beneficial protein.
*WHEN WE`RE TALKING ABOUT GENE THERAPY THERE IS AN EXAMPLE THAT WE MUST MENTION : (CAR T CELL THERAPY)
CAR T-cell therapy is a form of immunotherapy that uses specially altered T cells — a part of the immune system — to fight cancer.
*HOW DOES IT WORK?💉💉
-A sample of a patient's T cells are collected from the blood, then modified to produce special structures called chimeric antigen receptors (CARs) on their surface. When these CAR T cells are reinfused into the patient, the new receptors enable them to latch onto a specific antigen on the patient's tumor cells and kill them.
In the future, this technique may allow doctors to treat a disorder by inserting a gene into a patient's cells instead of using drugs or surgery so,We must work hard and increase the amount of our research in this field until we find other portals to treat diseases.
-Marah Okkeh 📜📕