interferon alfa

interferon alfa

An INTERFERON class containing at least 15 functional proteins some of which are used as drugs to treat metastatic kidney cancers, chronic myeloid leukaemia, hairy cell leukaemia, hepatitis B and C, genital warts and AIDS -related KAPOSI'S SARCOMA. Brand names are Intron A, Roferon-A, Viraferon and Wellferon.
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Interferon alfa 2 a induced myasthenia gravis was first reported in 1995 in a patient treated for leukaemia.
El interferon alfa se encuentra disponible como interferon alfa-2a, alfa 2a pegilado, alfa 2b y alfa 2b pegilado, mientras el interferon beta es comercialmente disponible como beta 1a y beta 1b (2).
KARACHI, August 07, 2010 (Balochistan Times): The inauguration ceremony of local biotech production of Pegylated Interferon Alfa 2-a was held at Getz Pharma here on Saturday.
Radical nephrectomy plus interferon-alfa-based immunotherapy compared with interferon alfa alone in metastatic renal-cell carcinoma: a randomised trial.
The researchers found that patients whose tumors had low miR-26 expression had poorer survival but were more likely to respond to adjuvant treatment with interferon alfa than patients whose tumors had high miR-26 expression.
Modeling the impact of interferon alfa treatment on liver fibrosis progression in chronic hepatitis C: a dynamic view.
The interferon alfa agents include interferon alfa-2a (Roferon-A), peginterferon alfa-2a (Pegasys), interferon alfa-2b (Intron A), peginterferon alfa-2b (Peg-Intron), interferon alfacon-1 (Infergen), and interferon alfa-n3 (Alferon N).
He was also treated with interferon alfa in an attempt to control his hyperleukocytosis, but again he did not experience a good response, as his WBC approached 100,000/[mm.
The drug is a longer-acting version of interferon alfa which does not need to be taken as often.
Native human interferon lambda proteins are generated by the immune system in response to viral infection, and signal through a different receptor than native human interferon alfa proteins.
Treatment of chronic hepatitis C with recombinant interferon alfa.
Lamivudine and interferon alfa still have independent roles to play in treating some patients with chronic hepatitis B, Dr.