gamma interferon


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gamma interferon

n.
A cytokine that is produced by helper T cells and other cells of the immune system and has a variety of functions, especially activation of macrophages. Also called interferon gamma.
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This rise is largely due to an increase in the use of the more sensitive gamma interferon blood test and more severe interpretations of the skin test.
In a separate translational study conducted in human in collaboration with Professor Thomas McDonald (Blizard Institute, Barts and the London School of Medicine), OSE-127 significantly reduced production of gamma interferon expressed by proinflammatory mucosal T lymphocytes ex vivo in colon biopsies from patients with inflammatory bowel disease.
This early host cell death is interesting because gamma interferon (IFN-[gamma]) protects animals against rickettsial infections (Walker and Ismail 2008; Sahni et al.
8,084,022 to Aegis Therapeutics LLC, covering stabilised formulations of alpha, beta, and gamma interferon suitable for non-invasive metered nasal spray delivery or traditional injection.
The researchers provided mast-cell-deficient mice with mast cells whose surface receptors for gamma interferon had been knocked out.
Abnormal gamma interferon expression is associated with a number of autoinflammatory and autoimmune diseases.
Six hours after we eat a meal, our levels of gamma interferon, a substance produced by infection fighting cells, increase fourfold.
Cheesemakers' fears are compounded by concerns over the reliability of the gamma interferon blood-testing method used as a double check after skin tests give a positive result.
We have cattle controls in place to tackle TB and have strengthened them in recent years with the introduction of pre-movement testing and the targeted use of the more sensitive gamma interferon test.
Contribution of CD8+ T cells to gamma interferon production in human tuberculosis.