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alpha interferon

n.
Any of a family of glycoproteins that are secreted by cells as part of the immune response in vertebrates or are produced synthetically for use in treating viral infections and certain cancers. Also called interferon alpha.
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In January 2012, ANMAT (the agency responsible for the national regulation of drugs, foods and medical technology in Argentina) approved the product for treatment of hepatitis C, multiple sclerosis and cancers in patients whose treatment with recombinant alpha interferon fails or who become intolerant to treatment with recombinant alpha interferon as a result of the appearance of neutralizing antibodies.
Alpha interferon treatment may prevent hepatocellular carcinoma in HCV-related liver cirrhosis.
Combined Oral Isoprinosine--intraventricular alpha interferon therapy for SSPE.
The team identified an additional interesting property that could be a general characteristic of new viral infections: the transmitted HIV was capable of replicating and growing well in the presence of alpha interferon. Alpha interferon production is part of our innate human immune response to a new infection.
There are almost sixty preparations of alpha interferon are available in Pakistan, imported from different countries like China, Korea, Switzerland, Cuba, and Argentina etc.
Hepatitis C, alpha interferon, anxiety and depression disorders: A prospective study of 71 Patients.
An episode of silent thyroiditis in a patient with chronic thyroiditis and papillary adenocarcinoma following alpha interferon treatment for hepatitis C.
The patient underwent neck and back radiation and high-dose treatment with alpha interferon, followed by high-dose interleukin-2 and chemotherapy.
Cummins's work with natural alpha interferon at low doses, and W.