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Interferons

Interferons

From Molecular Biology to Clinical Application (Society for General Microbiology Symposia)

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Published by Cambridge University Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Microbiology (non-medical),
  • Immunology,
  • Microbiology,
  • Medical / Nursing,
  • Medical,
  • Medical / Microbiology

  • Edition Notes

    ContributionsD. C. Burke (Editor), A. G. Morris (Editor)
    The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages342
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL7734351M
    ISBN 100521250692
    ISBN 109780521250696

    Human type I interferons (IFNs) are a large subgroup of interferon proteins that help regulate the activity of the immune system.. Interferons bind to interferon type I IFNs bind to a specific cell surface receptor complex known as the IFN-α receptor that consists of IFNAR1 and IFNAR2 I IFNs are found in all mammals, and homologous (similar) molecules have been found InterPro: IPR   The Interferon Story is a richly rewarding book written for ordinary people without a basic knowledge of biology or medicine. It can be read as a thriller describing the struggle of scientists against the most feared diseases of mankind. Contents.

      Effective antiviral agents are needed to treat severe acute respiratory syndrome-associated coronavirus (SARS-CoV) infection. We assessed the antiviral potential of recombinant interferons against two clinical isolates of SARS-CoV—FFM-1, from Frankfurt patients, and Hong Kong—replicated in Vero and Caco2 cells. Interferon β was five to ten times more effective in Caco2 by:   Interferon type I: All type I IFNs bind to a specific cell surface receptor complex, known as the IFN-α receptor (IFNAR) that consists of IFNAR1 and IFNAR2 chains. The type I interferons present in humans are IFN-α, IFN-β and IFN-ω. Interferon type II: These bind to IFNGR that consist of IFNGR1 and IFNGR2 chains. In humans this is IFN-γ.

    interferon, it can also decrease the proliferation of tumour cells. This was observed on cultured cells for some types of tumours7. Interferon-based antitumour therapy has been introduced quite recently. Towards the mid-Eighties, interferons started to be massively used against a large number of tumours. 1. Nat Immunol. Jan;4(1) Novel interferons. Vilcek J. Comment on Nat Immunol. Jan;4(1) Nat Immunol. Jan;4(1)


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The book is a thorough and readable account that is unique for interferon and has parallels with other major discoveries.' - Samuel Baron, M.D., University of Texas Medical Branch "I heartily recommend the book to a wide audience, not just those interested in the Price: $ Today, the basic mood of researchers and clinical investigators, both at the center and on the periphery of interferon studies, is optimistic regarding the future of interferons as therapeutic substances.

Many also feel these polypeptides will prove invaluable probes in unraveling certain. Purchase Interferons - 1st Edition. Print Book & E-Book. ISBNBook Edition: 1.

"The book is an up-to-date reference critical to researchers focused on one or another aspect of interferon biology. It also offers a comprehensive introduction with a good bit of historical perspective to researchers, including graduate students, who are new to the field.

I believe Cantell is correct: "The [medical] story of interferons has only begun." But interferons are not the double helix, and Cantell did not have the luck of time, place, or situation that Watson did.

Thus, this book will probably never reach the New York Times bestseller by: 9. The book opens with a chapter that comprehensively reviews the antiviral effects of extracellular double-stranded RNA, the viral toxin.

This is followed by chapters that review the properties of type I and type III interferons, and the role of interferon-stimulated genes. The next five chapters are devoted to understanding the diverse strategies used by clinically relevant human viruses to.

Interferons are proteins that are part of your natural defenses. They tell your immune system that germs or cancer cells are in your body. And they trigger killer immune cells to fight those : Stephanie Watson. Interferon-a (a family of about 20 related proteins) and interferon-b are particularly potent as antiviral agents.

They are not expressed in normal cells, but viral infection of a cell causes interferons to be made and released from the cell (that cell will often eventually die as a result of the infection).

Interferons are proteins produced by tumor cells or host cells that are infected with viruses, bacteria and other unknown nucleic acids.

Interferons also activate other cells that serve as part of the immune system and destroy invading pathogens. Interferons are classed as: alpha (from white cells), beta (from fibroblasts) and gamma (from. Types of interferon. Based on the type of receptor through which they signal, human interferons have been classified into three major types.

Interferon type I: All type I IFNs bind to a specific cell surface receptor complex known as the IFN-α/β receptor that consists of IFNAR1 and IFNAR2 chains. The type I interferons present in humans are IFN-α, IFN-β, IFN-ε, IFN-κ and ro: IPR Interferon beta-1a, currently in use to treat multiple sclerosis, and interferon alfa-2b are both under investigation as potential treatments for people with COVID coronavirus disease, the deadly respiratory pandemic caused by the SARS-nCoV-2 virus.

Essentially, when confronted with a virus, each cell shoots an emergency flare of interferon to tell the immune system to marshall its defenses. About this book. Introduction. Interferon has been and continues to be one of the more fas­ cinating substances produced by apparently all animals in response to particular stimuli.

It has led to major revisions in concepts of cellular immunity and theories on the recovery of multicellular systems from viral infection. Since its discovery. Interferons: cell signalling, immune modulation, antiviral responses and virus countermeasures S.

Goodbourn,1 L. Didcock2 and R. Randall2 1 Department of Biochemistry and Immunology, St George’s Hospital Medical School, University of London, London SW17 0RE, UK 2 Biomolecular Sciences Building, North Haugh, University of St Andrews, Fife. Interferon, any of several related proteins that are produced by the body’s cells as a defensive response to viruses.

They are important modulators of the immune response. Interferon was named for its ability to interfere with viral proliferation. The various forms of interferon are the body’s most. At long last, the first book to cover all important areas of interferon science in one volume.

Top scientists, including many pioneers in the field, highlight the role of interferons as research tools and as therapeutic agents in clinical applications.

Edited by an experienced interferonologist. Interferons or INFs are glycoproteins with indirect antiviral properties. They are cytokines whose production in the cell is induced by viral infections.

Interferons stimulate the synthesis of antiviral proteins in the cells which inhibit the multiplication of viral particles. Learn more: Interferons: Definition, Properties, Antiviral. IFN-alpha alone was compared with observation in 12 of the 14 trials, and 17 comparisons (IFN-alpha vs comparator) were generated in total.

IFN-alpha treatment was associated with a statistically. Monitor signs of allergic reactions and anaphylaxis, including pulmonary symptoms (tightness in the throat and chest, wheezing, cough, dyspnea), or skin reactions (rash, pruritus, urticaria, dermatitis). Interferons also regulate the growth, differentiation and functions of different types of immune cells in animals.

Several classes of interferons are recognized in eukaryotes such as INFα, INFβ and INFγ. INFα and INFβ are produced by virus infected fibroblasts.

This chapter aims to describe and review the main important cytokines types (notably interferons), including their biological activities, functions and structures. As a high number of molecules are available, synthesis of the most important cytokines, including tumor factor necrosis, interferons and interleukins will be presented.

Here we also describe the relationships between those cytokines Author: Vinicius L. Ferreira, Helena H.L. Borba, Aline de F. Bonetti, Leticia t, Roberto Pontarolo. Symposium on "Chemistry and Biology of Interferons: Relationship to Therapeutics" ( Squaw Valley, Calif.). Interferons.

New York: Academic Press, (OCoLC) Material Type: Conference publication: Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: Thomas C .Interferon is a cytokine that is produced by macrophages and activates NK cell cytotoxicity against virus-infected cells or tumor cells.

Interferon added in vitro does not restore the cytotoxic capacity of iron-deficient NK cells to control levels. It appears that the functional capacity of interferon as a mediator of cellular immunity is.Journal of Interferon & Cytokine Research (JICR) provides authoritative peer-reviewed research, analysis, and commentary on the function of interferons (IFNs), immune cytokines, chemokines, and their gene and cell targets in mediating effector JICR is also a venue for reports on the therapeutic or pathogenic outcomes of IFN and cytokine regulation of innate and adaptive immunity.