Interferon beta

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A type-1 interferon with antiviral activity from its 187 amino acid petide chain. It is coded by the IFNB gene at 9.21p and expressed by fibroblasts. Functions include:

  • B cell proliferation
  • Induction of apoptosis
  • Impairment of viral transcription
  • Impairment of virion penetration into host cell

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