interferon alpha (alpha)

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in·ter·fer·on al·pha (α)

(in'tĕr-fēr'on-al'fă)
The major interferon made by virus-induced leukocytes; several different subtypes exist that are elaborated by leukocytes in response to viral infection or to stimulation with double-stranded RNA.
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Amarillo Biosciences is a pioneer in the research of low dose, orally-administered interferon alpha as a treatment for a variety of conditions including Sjogren's syndrome, fibromyalgia syndrome, Behcet's disease, hepatitis B and C, and opportunistic infections in patients who are HIV positive.