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gamma interferon

n.
A lymphokine produced by macrophages and T cells that is involved in regulation of the immune system and activation of phagocytes. Also called interferon gamma.

gamma interferon

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There were papers written about where gamma interferon was used to prime the cell receptors so that alpha interferon could be used where resistance had set in.
conjugates known to elicit protective cytokines such as IL-12, a precursor to producing gamma interferon, and gamma interferon itself.
Tim Russ, a partner and agricultural law expert at Clarke Willmott, said: "Tests for bovine TB were conducted using the skin test and the gamma interferon test.
Recently, Geron's collaborators at UCLA presented results that indicate that both GRN139951 and GRN140665 stimulated gamma Interferon production, proliferation and cytolytic activity of CD8+ cells (cytotoxic T-lymphocytes) from HIV/AIDS donors.
In late 2006, the EU changed its TB regulations so any cow twice testing inconclusive to skin tests had to be submitted to gamma interferon tests.
The anomalies arose when the gamma interferon (gIFN) blood test was used in conjunction with the TB skin test on two farms, one in Oxfordshire, the other in the South-West.
27 /PRNewswire/ -- Gamma interferon, a chemical naturally made by the body in response to infection, may be key to predicting which children will be more susceptible to developing an ear infection following a bout with the common cold, according to physicians in the Division of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology at Allegheny General Hospital (AGH) in Pittsburgh.
I also announced that the Gamma Interferon Test for bovine TB would be rolled-out across Wales, to be used in conjunction with the skin test in cattle.
One of its main aims would be to look at the setting up of a research laboratory in Wales which would allow Welsh Gamma Interferon tests to be carried out within 24 hours.
Elated researchers suggest that the genetically engineered drug, called gamma interferon, may one day benefit a broad range of patients with damaged or immature immune systems, including premature infants, cancer victims and the elderly.
One of these cytokines, called gamma interferon, has been shown to provoke MS attacks.
The research, presented at the 2005 Palm Springs Symposium on HIV/AIDS, demonstrated that the Geron compounds increased the proliferative capacity of cytotoxic T-cells and their ability to produce a virus-fighting molecule, gamma Interferon (IFN(gamma)).