specific molecular sites or structures on or in cells with which interferons react or to which they bind in order to modify the function of the cells. Interferons exert their pleiotropic effects through two different receptors. Alpha- and beta-interferon crossreact with common receptors, while gamma-interferon initiates its biological effects through its own specific receptor system.
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... 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 to be a protein which blocks ...
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