What is interferon?

Immune booster. Interferons are proteins released from host cells in response to the presence of pathogens to stimulate the immune system to allow for the defense against pathogens or tumors. It has been manufactured by recombinant dna technology and has been used in the treatment of autoimmune diseases, infections and tumors.

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What is interferon used for in medicine?

Interferon(s) Are used alone or in combination with other drugs to treat different diseases. Multiple sclerosis and hepatitis C are examples of such diseases. Read more...

What makes interleukin-2 and what makes interferon gamma? Are they both made by t-lymphocytes?

Yes. Interleukin 2 (aldesleukin) is made by t-cells and is important for the growth of other t-cells. Interferon gamma is made by both t cells and natural killer cells and is part of the innate immune response. Read more...

If you are pregnant with et. What type of interferon is safe to use?

Ask your doctor. Whether et stands for essential thrombocytopenia or tremors, both are rare disorders, advice for such treatment is tailored to each individual case through combined approach by the primary treating physician and the obstetrician following the case. Read more...

What are alpha interferon shots? What are they for?

Interferon(s) Are used alone or in combination with other drugs to treat different diseases. Multiple sclerosis and hepatitis C are examples of such diseases. Read more...

What is benefit of interferon?

See below. Interferon-beta1a, when used in the treatment of relapsing-remitting MS has been show to reduce the annualized relapse frequency, reduce disease progression and improve quality of life. Read more...

What is intron a (interferon alfa 2b)?

Interferon alfa-2b. Interferon Alpha 2b, made from recombinant dna, used in the treament of several illnesses. A poor name -- an intron is defined to be a portion that is transcribed by messenger RNA but then the corresponding portion of messenger RNA is removed by RNA splicing before translation. Read more...