Interferons

Interferon (IFNs) are a group of related low molecular weight, regulatory cytokines produced by certain eukaryotic cells in response to a viral infection. Interferons also regulate the growth, differentiation, and functions of various immune system cells. The term interferon has originated from the interference of this molecule on virus replication.

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Related Keywords: InfectionAllergic ReactionsAdaptive ImmunityInnate Immunity.

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