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Interferon-gamma MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Interferon-gamma
Tree Number(s)
D12.644.276.374.440.893
D12.644.276.374.480.615.350
D12.776.467.374.440.893
D12.776.467.374.480.615.350
D23.529.374.440.893
D23.529.374.480.615.350
Unique ID
D007371
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D007371
Scope Note
The major interferon produced by mitogenically or antigenically stimulated LYMPHOCYTES. It is structurally different from TYPE I INTERFERON and its major activity is immunoregulation. It has been implicated in the expression of CLASS II HISTOCOMPATIBILITY ANTIGENS in cells that do not normally produce them, leading to AUTOIMMUNE DISEASES.
Entry Term(s)
Interferon Type II
Interferon, Immune
Interferon, gamma
Type II Interferon
gamma-Interferon
Pharm Action
Antiviral Agents
Registry Number
82115-62-6
CAS Type 1 Name
Interferon gamma (human lymphocyte protein moiety reduced)
Previous Indexing
Interferons (1966-1982)
See Also
Interferon-gamma Release Tests
Public MeSH Note
2009; see INTERFERON TYPE II 1984-2008, see INTERFERON, GAMMA 1983-1990
History Note
2009(1983); INTERFERON-GAMMA was INTERFERON, GAMMA 1983-1990
Date Established
1983/01/01
Date of Entry
1982/05/19
Revision Date
2015/06/22
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