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  • n. A person who does not respond
  • n. A person who does not show an immune response to a virus after being vaccinated against it


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  • No one can guarantee that she won't be a nonresponder with a short lifespan, but your prediction that she would die before her husband takes office is equally unfounded.

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  • But infuriatingly, the only way to know if a particular patient is going to be a "nonresponder" is to put him through chemo.

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  • The likelihood of being a nonresponder varies by race, according to the FDA.

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  • "Telaprevir demonstrated high efficacy in both treatment-naive and nonresponder patients as well as an opportunity for shorter treatment duration for at least some types of patients who previously failed peg-IFN/ribavirin treatment," said Decision Resources Analyst


  • Bennink JR, Yewdell JW (1988) Murine cytotoxic T lymphocyte recognition of individual influenza virus proteins. high frequency of nonresponder MHC class I alleles.

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  • Schromm AB, Lien E, Henneke P, Chow JC, Yoshimura A, et al. (2001) Molecular genetic analysis of an endotoxin nonresponder mutant cell line: a point mutation in a conserved region of MD-2 abolishes endotoxin-induced signaling.

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  • If the nonresponder cases can be explained by genomic variation, better tailored treatments could potentially be devised, according to the paper.

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  • gastroenterologists will treat a larger proportion of treatment nonresponder hepatitis C patients with Vertex/Tibotec/Mitsubishi Tanabe's telaprevir than Merck's boceprevir.



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