Significance of the interferon (IFN) in the therapy

  • Sabina Mahmutović Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Sarajevo
  • Edina Bešlagić Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Sarajevo
Keywords: Interferon, IFN, Alpha, Beta, and Gamma

Abstract

Interferons belong to the group of the regulatory glycoproteins, of low molecular mass. They are the products of infected cell-genome, but not virus, as a consequence of the cause answer by different inductors. Human IFN are divided on the sequence of amino-acids into three groups: Alpha, Beta and Gamma interferons. Recently are discovered new types of IFNs: Omega and Tau, but bigger than alpha molecules. Also, has been performed the division into two types: I and II. Besides the antiviral and antiproliferative effects, they have also the effect in the treatment of malignant diseases, and act protectively against the radiation.

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Significance of the interferon (IFN) in the therapy
Published
2004-11-20
How to Cite
1.
Mahmutović S, Bešlagić E. Significance of the interferon (IFN) in the therapy. Bosn J of Basic Med Sci [Internet]. 2004Nov.20 [cited 2020Oct.1];4(4):42-4. Available from: https://www.bjbms.org/ojs/index.php/bjbms/article/view/3360
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