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undruggable

adjective; derivation
Pertaining to proteins or molecules for which it is impossible to devlop drugs to fight against them.
 
Professor David Tuveson, lead author of the study, said: "The K-Ras gene has presented us with a difficult problem for lung cancer and other cancers where K-Ras is mutated, like pancreatic and bowel cancer. It's known as an 'undruggable' gene - drugs developed to target and block the protein produced by the mutated gene have, to date, failed to do so.
Etymology : A word formed by affixation. The prefix "un" is added to the word "druggable"
Source : Medical News Today. May 12,th 2011
Last modified: 4 December 2011


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