gamma interferon


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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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Evaluation of gamma interferon release assays using Mycobacterium tuberculosis antigens for diagnosis of latent and active tuberculosis in Mycobacterium bovis BCG-vaccinated populations.
Role of the nitric oxide synthase pathway in the inhibition of growth of interferon-sensitive and interferon-resistant Rickettsia prowazekii strains in L929 cells treated with tumor necrosis factor alpha and gamma interferon.
Activation of tuberculostatic macrophage functions by gamma interferon, interleukin-4, and tumor necrosis factor.
Sensitivity of human gamma interferon assay and tuberculin skin testing for detecting infection with Mycobacterium tuberculosis in patients with culture positive tuberculosis.
Gamma interferon tests should be introduced at the same time as a cull of badgers, he said.
Gamma interferon levels from CD4 cells in blood samples were significantly lower in the fatigued athletes.
Effects of gamma interferon, interleukin-10, and transforming growth factor beta on the survival of Mycobacterium avium subsp, paratuberculosis in monocyte-derived macrophages from naturally infected cattle.
The researchers also used a new test for HIV-specific immune function--counting the proportion of virus-specific CD8 cells by using flow cytometry to measure which of the cells produce gamma interferon in response to killed virus.
They realised they could plug the weakness by injecting patients with a substance called gamma interferon, an extract of the immune system.
White cells called T lymphocytes taken from the mice secreted large amounts of gamma interferon, a substance thought to keep HIV at bay, the scientists discovered.