Interferon

Proteins secreted by vertebrate cells in response to a wide variety of inducers. They confer resistance against many different viruses, inhibit proliferation of normal and malignant cells, impede multiplication of intracellular parasites, enhance macrophage and granulocyte phagocytosis, augment natural killer cell activity, and show several other immunomodulatory functions. (mesh:D007372)

Cross-references

Synonyms

Synonym Reference Specificity
IFN Exact
interferon Exact

Incoming Relations

Identifier Name Relation
FPLX:IFNA IFNA isa
FPLX:IFNB IFNB isa
HGNC:5448 IFNW1 isa
HGNC:21714 IFNK isa

Outgoing Relations

None available.