from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of a group of glycoproteins that are produced by different cell types in response to various stimuli, such as exposure to a virus, bacterium, parasite, or other antigen, and that prevent viral replication in newly infected cells and, in some cases, modulate specific cellular functions.
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- n. Any of a group of glycoproteins, produced by the immune system, that prevent viral replication in infected cells
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- n. an antiviral protein produced by cells that have been invaded by a virus; inhibits replication of the virus
He spoke about his treatment and, for the first time, I heard the word interferon.
A new study has shown that tweaking a certain group of multipotent stem cells-mesenchymal stem cells-with a hormone called interferon (IFN) in our bodies, might stop osteoporosis and promote bone growth.
July 2009 Approved to treat metastatic kidney cancer in combination with a drug called interferon alpha.
Until recently, one form of this substance, alpha-interferon (also called interferon A) was the only treatment for HCV infection approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
The second refinement is a product called polyethylene glycol PEG interferon, which is given to the patient once a week.
Chronic hepatitis B in some patients is treated with drugs called interferon or lamivudine, which can help some patients.
With the strength it has today, it was born in 1981, from just the information that a product called interferon existed.
Besides from being more convenient and less painful, a trial has also showed Gilenya to be twice as effective at stopping relapses as one of the injectable drugs, called interferon beta
In experiments on mice, researchers showed for the first time that a protein called interferon-gamma IFN-gamma plays a key role in the spread of melanoma, a notoriously aggressive form of cancer resistant to standard chemotherapy.
Among multiple sclerosis (MS) patients who take the popular drug, known as interferon beta, overall effectiveness is only fair, with about half of all patients experiencing an average one-third reduction in recurrences, according to researchers at Stanford University.
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