A Biosemiotic View of Interferon: Toward a Biology of Really Living Organisms

  • Y. Kawade
Conference paper
Part of the Ernst Schering Research Foundation Workshop book series (SCHERING FOUND, volume 5)

Abstract

This symposium has the title “The dawn of recombinant protein drugs”. But what kind of a dawn is it? Perhaps many of the participants will have an image of a dawn to a bright future, in which IFN is widely used for treating various diseases successfully, benefiting many patients and also procuring handsome profits for the manufacturing companies. Biology and medicine are now making remarkable progress by the efforts of many people including the speakers and other participants of this symposium, and we can certainly foresee a bright future in many areas. But I leave the task of describing such a future to other people. What I want to present here is a dawn to something still uncertain, poorly defined.

Keywords

Interferon Metaphor Smallpox 

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