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Definition of the noun alpha-interferon

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  1. a form of interferon that is produced endogenously and commercially for its pharmacological effects (including regulation of the immune system and antiviral and antineoplastic effects)
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • more generic word: interferon = an antiviral protein produced by cells that have been invaded by a virus

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Google previewThe Dictionary of Substances and Their Effects: D (1999)

by S. Gangolli

76543-88-9 Synonyms interferon-a; interferon A; alpha-interferon; alfa-interferon; lymphoblastoid interferon; leukocyte interferon; IFN-a; LeIF; Alferon Uses As an antiviral and antineoplastic. Occurrence Produced by peripheral blood ...

Google previewConcise Dictionary of Biomedicine and Molecular Biology (2001)

by Pei-Show Juo

Alpha-Interferon (α-Interferon) Interferon produced by leukocytes. Alpha-Keratin ( α-Keratin) The helical form of keratin in which the polypeptide chains are in the alpha helical configuration. Alpha-Lactalbumin (α-Lactalbumin) 1. A component of ...

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