One of the type I interferons produced by fibroblasts in response to stimulation by live or inactivated virus or by double-stranded RNA. It is a cytokine with antiviral, antiproliferative, and immunomodulating activity.
Synonyms: fibroblast interferon.
Chemical name: Interferon-alphaB (human leukocyte protein moiety reduced)
(12 Dec 1998)
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