Α - 1 antitrypsin is ______. - Biology

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α - 1 antitrypsin is ______.

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  • An antacid

  • An enzyme

  • Used to treat arthritis

  • Used to treat emphysema

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Solution

α - 1 antitrypsin is used to treat emphysema.

Explanation:

α-1-antitrypsin protein condition is α-1- antitrypsin deficiency, which is an autosomal codominant genetic disorder that causes chronic uninhabited tissue degradation. This promotes tissue degeneration, particularly in the lungs, and eventually leads to the symptoms of pulmonary emphysema.

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Chapter 12: Biotechnology and Its Applications - MULTIPLE CHOICE QUESTIONS [Page 82]

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