Active Ingredient(s):Interferon Alfa-2a FDA Approved: * October 24, 1984 Pharm Company: *HOFFMAN-LA ROCHE Category:Hepatitis
Interferons (IFNs, /ntrfrn/) are a group of signaling proteins made and released by host cells in response to the presence of several viruses. In a typical scenario, a virus-infected cell will release interferons causing nearby cells to heighten their anti-viral defenses.
IFNs belong to the large class of proteins known as cytokines, molecules used for communication between cells to trigger the protective defenses of the immune system that help eradicate...
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