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Noun1.alpha-interferon - 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)
interferon - an antiviral protein produced by cells that have been invaded by a virus; inhibits replication of the virus
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Longterm follow up of patients with SSPE treated with intraventricular alpha-interferon.
I've treated vulvar vestibulitis for 15 years and have used alpha-interferon (Alferon-N) with excellent results.
Clinical impact of genotype 1 TT virus infection in patients with chronic hepatitis C and response of TT virus to alpha-interferon.
The testing of alpha-interferon will begin immediately at New York Hospital Queens, in the borough where the mosquitoborne virus was first found in the country.
Early studies with alpha-interferon produced objective response rates of up to 20% but, again, all were of short duration ([less than]10 mo).
A long-acting formulation of Intron A (interferon alfa-2b) for once-weekly monotherapy in patients with chronic hepatitis C who were not previously treated with alpha-interferon, have compensated liver disease, and are at least age 18 years.
These flocks of transgenic birds are capable of consistently expressing various foreign proteins, including the human version of alpha-interferon.