Expressed gene clusters associated with cellular sensitivity and resistance towards anti-viral and anti-proliferative actions of interferon.


Interferons (IFN) are multi-functional proteins that induce a large number of genes which mediate many biological processes including host defense, cell growth control, signaling, and metabolism. Bioinformatics analysis of the 3'-untranslated regions of IFN-stimulated genes (ISGs) showed that the AU-rich elements (ARE) exist in approximately 10% of the mRNA… (More)