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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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Gamma interferon release assays for detection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection.
"In humans, MAIT cells are unique in that they are borne to make gamma interferon, which could help skew the immune system toward an asthma-protective Th1 immune response."
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.
Khinmar et al., "Comparison of sensitivities of two commercial gamma interferon release assays for pulmonary tuberculosis," Journal of Clinical Microbiology, vol.
Nonnecke et al., "Evaluation of gamma interferon (IFN-[gamma])-induced protein 10 responses for detection of cattle infected with Mycobacterium bovis: Comparisons to IFN-[gamma] responses," Clinical and Vaccine Immunology, vol.
This early host cell death is interesting because gamma interferon (IFN-[gamma]) protects animals against rickettsial infections (Walker and Ismail 2008; Sahni et al.
For farmers in south west Wales, TB Gamma Interferon testing will be provided from the Animal and Plant Health Agency's (APHA) Veterinary Investigation Centre in Carmarthen.
Approaches towards optimising the gamma interferon assay for diagnosing Mycobacterium bovis infection in African buffalo (Syncerus caffer).
Stevenson, "Central role of endogenous gamma interferon in protective immunity against blood-stage Plasmodium chabaudi AS infection," Infection and Immunity, vol.
A novel costimulatory factor for gamma interferon induction found in the livers of minusc ausesendotoxic shock.