Mechanisms of Type I interferon cell signaling and STAT-mediated transcriptional responses.


The interferons are pleiotropic cytokines that are induced in response to virus infection and act in a paracrine fashion to elicit an antiviral state in nearby cells. Binding of interferons to their cell surface receptors induces a tyrosine kinase signaling cascade that leads to the activation of latent cytoplasmic signal transducer and activator of… (More)