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How are antibodies and interferons different?
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Dr. Angelica Balingit
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Markers and fighters
The presence of antibodies indicate exposure to an infection.
Antibodies are markers. They can be tested in the blood. Interferons are substances that suppress viruses. These are fighters. They cannot be tested for.

In brief: Markers and fighters
The presence of antibodies indicate exposure to an infection.
Antibodies are markers. They can be tested in the blood. Interferons are substances that suppress viruses. These are fighters. They cannot be tested for.
Dr. Angelica Balingit
Dr. Angelica Balingit
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Dr. Jack Mutnick
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
In brief: Immune System
Interferons are proteins made and released by host cells in response to the presence of pathogens such as viruses, bacteria, parasites or tumor cells.
They are messengers. Antibodies are the foot soldiers of the immune system involved in actual protection.

In brief: Immune System
Interferons are proteins made and released by host cells in response to the presence of pathogens such as viruses, bacteria, parasites or tumor cells.
They are messengers. Antibodies are the foot soldiers of the immune system involved in actual protection.
Dr. Jack Mutnick
Dr. Jack Mutnick
Thank
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