Mini ReviewHuman Interferons Alpha, Beta and Omega

@article{Bekisz2004MiniRI,
  title={Mini ReviewHuman Interferons Alpha, Beta and Omega},
  author={Joseph Bekisz and Hana Schmeisser and Jessica Hernandez and Neil D. Goldman and Kathryn C. Zoon},
  journal={Growth Factors},
  year={2004},
  volume={22},
  pages={243 - 251}
}
Type I interferons (IFNs), IFN-α, IFN-β, IFN-ω, IFN-δ and IFN-τ are a family of structurally related, species-specific proteins found only in vertebrates. They exhibit a variety of biological functions, including antiviral, antiproliferative, immunomodulatory and developmental activities. Human Type I IFNs interact with the human IFN alpha receptor (IFNAR), which is composed of two identified subunits (IFNAR-1 and IFNAR-2). The interaction of IFN-α/β with its receptor components results in the… Expand
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