interferon alpha

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in·ter·fer·on al·pha

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. There are 14 genes on the short arm of chromosome 9 that code for these substances in humans. IFN-α-2A and -2B are protein products made by recombinant DNA techniques and are used as antineoplastic agents.
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interferon alpha

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Interferon alpha

Potent immune-defense protein; used as an anti-cancer drug.
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in·ter·fer·on al·pha

(intĕr-fēron alfă)
The major interferon made by virus-induced leukocytes; several subtypes exist that are elaborated by leukocytes in response to viral stimulation.
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