alpha interferon


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alpha interferon

n.
Any of a family of glycoproteins that are secreted by cells as part of the immune response in vertebrates or are produced synthetically for use in treating viral infections and certain cancers. Also called interferon alpha.
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to provide access to its natural alpha interferon for patients that have become intolerant to treatment with recombinant interferon or where such treatment fails.
2) 509 doses of a recombinant alpha interferon 3MIU 2a - task 2;
Hemispherx Biopharma, a United States-based biopharmaceutical company, has signed a formal collaborative research agreement to test Alferon N Injection, the only multi-species, natural alpha interferon commercially approved in the United States, it was reported yesterday.
Combined Oral Isoprinosine--intraventricular alpha interferon therapy for SSPE.
Alpha interferon production is part of our innate human immune response to a new infection.
Raymond Keith Brown asked me to try alpha interferon dilution that he had made in a solution of unsaturated fatty acids.
Brazil's Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz) website says the medicines are Erythropoyetin, for the control of kidney failure, and Alpha Interferon, for patients with infections caused by viruses, such as hepatitis.
Alpha interferon is produced by the human immune system and helps improve the body's natural resistance to disease.
Patients for the Phase IIb study will be selected based on having genotype 1 chronic HCV and having failed to respond to pegylated alpha interferon plus ribavirin therapy (non-responders).
These include monotherapy with alpha interferon, combination alpha interferon and ribavirin, and combination pegylated interferon with ribavirin.
Initially, Kee Pharma plans to focus on cardiology, immunology and oncology segments with the introduction of melagenina (remedy for leucoderma patients), recombinant streptokinase (a cardiac drug), recombinant interferon, gamma and alpha interferon (for cancer) and epidermal growth factor.
Studies suggest that monotherapy with alpha interferon is better tolerated in children than in adults and may lead to better sustained virologic response in children.