IFN-g -->
interferon-gamma
medical dictionary

<cytokine>

Interferon elaborated by T lymphocytes in response to either specific antigen or mitogenic stimulation.

This type II interferon can be produced by recombinant DNA technology and is similar to the interferon secreted by lymphocytes and has antiviral and antineoplastic activity.

Synonyms: antigen interferon, immune interferon.

Pharmacological action: antineoplastic agent, antiviral agents.

Abbreviation: IFN-g

(20 Sep 2002)