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Interferons MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Interferons
Tree Number(s)
D12.644.276.374.440
D12.776.467.374.440
D23.529.374.440
Unique ID
D007372
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D007372
Annotation
"stimulators" or "inducers" = INTERFERON INDUCERS
Scope Note
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.
Entry Term(s)
Interferon
Pharm Action
Antineoplastic Agents
Antiviral Agents
Registry Number
9008-11-1
See Also
Receptors, Interferon
Public MeSH Note
83; was INTERFERON 1963-82
Online Note
use INTERFERONS to search INTERFERON 1966-82
History Note
83; was INTERFERON 1963-82
Date Established
1983/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2015/06/22
Interferons Preferred
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