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INTERFERON

Production of interferon is a host response to
viral infection.

Produced by and released from virus-infected
cells

Moves to uninfected neighboring cells

Causes them to produce antiviral proteins

Makes uninfected cells resistant to infection
Microbiology: A Clinical Approach
Approach, ©
byGarland
Tony Srelkauskas
Science © Garland Science
ISBN: 978-0-8153-6514-3
INTERFERON
Different types are produced by different types of
cells.
 There are three major forms:


Alpha – produced by monocytes and macrophages

Beta – produced by fibroblasts

Gamma – produced by T cells and Natural Killer cells
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Both are produced immediately after infection by viruses

Protect against viral infection

Also re-stimulates macrophage activity
Microbiology: A Clinical Approach
Approach, ©
byGarland
Tony Srelkauskas
Science © Garland Science
ISBN: 978-0-8153-6514-3
INTERFERON
Microbiology: A Clinical Approach
Approach, ©
byGarland
Tony Srelkauskas
Science © Garland Science
ISBN: 978-0-8153-6514-3
Microbiology: A Clinical Approach [9780815365143] © Garland Science