With the exception of the abortifacient effects in animals, studies have not documented teratogenicity or other fetal harm in animals or humans receiving interferons
. However, the potential for long-term effects in a child exposed to interferons
in utero is unknown.
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Research thus far has concentrated on the drugs' enhancement of interferon
and natural killer cell activity, which Carter calls the "fighting couple" of the immune system.
Material and Methods: The study included 15 co-infected patients of hepatitis B and C resistant to interferon
therapy and 15 healthy individuals as control.
alpha2a and 2b along with ribavirin was the 4-6 standard treatment for chronic hepatic C patients.
Identification of genes differentially regulated by interferon
alpha, beta, or gamma using oligonucleotide arrays.
(Santiago, Chile) to distribute Viragen's natural human alpha interferon
, Multiferon, exclusively in Chile.
Patients and Methods: The study after approved by institute's ethics committee was conducted on 15 HCV infected patients who were non responder to interferon
therapy and 5 controls responder to interferon
We have demonstrated that the nonstructural protein 1 (NS1) of influenza viruses has interferon
antagonist activity (16).
are proteins and are probably digested if taken orally, it's best to avoid them during nursing because of the potential for serious toxicity in the infant.
My wife has just been prescribed interferon
for her Multiple Sclerosis.What do I need to know about it?
They are representative compounds from major antiviral pharmacologic classes that are currently commercially available: nucleoside analogs, interferons
, protease inhibitors, reverse transcriptase inhibitors and neuraminidase inhibitors.