beta interferon
noun Date: 1980 an interferon produced especially by fibroblasts that is used in a form obtained from recombinant DNA especially in the treatment of multiple sclerosis marked by recurrent attacks alternating with periods of remissioncompare alpha interferon, gamma interferon

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • beta interferon — n an interferon that is produced esp. by fibroblasts, possesses antiviral activity, and is used in a form obtained from recombinant DNA esp. in the treatment of multiple sclerosis marked by recurrent attacks alternating with periods of remission… …   Medical dictionary

  • beta interferon — noun : an interferon that is produced especially by fibroblasts, possesses antiviral activity, and is used in a form obtained from recombinant DNA especially in the treatment of multiple sclerosis marked by recurrent attacks alternating with… …   Useful english dictionary

  • beta-interferon — noun a form of interferon that is produced by fibroblasts and have antiviral effects; used in the treatment of multiple sclerosis • Hypernyms: ↑interferon …   Useful english dictionary

  • beta-interferon — be·ta in·ter·feron (bā tə ĭn tər fîrʹŏn , bē ) n. A family of glycoproteins that are produced by fibroblasts, have antiviral properties, and are used in the treatment of multiple sclerosis. * * * …   Universalium

  • Interferon — (IFN, von engl. to interfere eingreifen, sich einmischen) ist ein Protein oder Glykoprotein, das eine immunstimulierende, vor allem antivirale und antitumorale Wirkung entfaltet (siehe auch Zytokine). Es wird als körpereigenes Gewebshormon in… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Interferon — Interféron Pour les articles homonymes, voir IFN. Les Interférons (IFN) sont des protéines (glycoprotéines de la famille des cytokines) naturellement produites par les cellules du système immunitaire, mais également par d autres types cellulaires …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Interferon — Interferons (IFNs) are natural proteins produced by the cells of the immune system of most vertebrates in response to challenges by foreign agents such as viruses, parasites and tumor cells. Interferons belong to the large class of glycoproteins… …   Wikipedia

  • Interféron — Pour les articles homonymes, voir IFN. Les interférons (IFN) sont des protéines (glycoprotéines de la famille des cytokines). Ils sont naturellement produits par les cellules du système immunitaire, mais également par d autres types cellulaires… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Interferon — A naturally occurring substance that interferes with the ability of viruses to reproduce. Interferon also boosts the immune system. There are a number of different interferons. They fall into three main classes : alpha, beta, and gamma. All are… …   Medical dictionary

  • interferon beta — noun Date: 1981 beta interferon …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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