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Interferon-alpha 2a

Interferon-alpha 2a

(Science: cytokine) interferon a (human leukocyte protein moiety reduced). A type i interferon consisting of 165 amino acid residues with lysine in position 23. This protein is produced by recombinant DNA Technology and resembles interferon secreted by leukocytes. It is used extensively as an antiviral or antineoplastic agent.

Pharmacological action: antineoplastic agent, antiviral agents.

chemical name: interferon-alphaA (human leukocyte protein moiety reduced)

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Interferon production during viral infection

i want to asked that when virul infection takes place in cell , so how interferon are produced?

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Mon Sep 19, 2011 9:59 am
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Interferon production during viral infection
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Prednisone stimulates Th1 but enhances th2 when discontinued

Prednisone blocks il-4 and il-10 thus increasing interferon gamma, an integral part of th1. But after it is discontinued, the il-4 and il-10 are worse than before the prednisone was started. Why is this?

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by hullcrush
Sun Nov 02, 2008 4:16 am
Forum: Human Biology
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Re: What kills (and what saves) a corpus luteum?

... levels of PGF2 cut off the corpus luteum's blood supply, strangling it. In pregnant non-primates, it is known that the zygote produces interferon-gamma, which interferes with the PGF2 loop by blocking the genes which code for the receptors of estradiol and oxytocin; there is also suspected ...

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by jasonfahy
Mon May 05, 2008 4:58 pm
Forum: Human Biology
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suggestions plz

... will end its replication proses right after its host is deead (because of lysis or protein machinery problem). Or in the second way, because of interferon, which is used to inhibit viral replication proceess....

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by victor
Fri Mar 02, 2007 12:56 pm
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: suggestions plz
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