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Substance Name: Interferon Alfa-N1 [USAN]
RN: 308067-63-2


  • An interferon alpha-2 preparation obtained from cultured lympohblastoid cells. It is a purified (non-recombinant) mixture of glycosylated human interferon alpha proteins.
  • One of the type I interferons ( INTERFERON TYPE I) produced by peripheral blood leukocytes or lymphoblastoid cells when exposed to live or inactivated virus, double-stranded RNA, or bacterial products. It is the major interferon produced by virus-induced leukocyte cultures and, in addition to its pronounced antiviral activity, it causes activation of NK cells.

Molecular Formula

  • Unspecified

Classification Codes

  • Antineoplastic
  • Biological Response Modifier

Names and Synonyms

Name of Substance

  • Interferon Alfa-N1 [USAN]
  • Reaferon


  • Alfanative
  • alpha-Interferon
  • Alphaferon
  • Alphanative
  • IFN-alpha
  • Interferon alfa
  • Interferon alfa-n1
  • Interferon-alpha
  • Ismafron
  • Leukocyte interferon
  • Lymphoblast interferon
  • Multiferon
  • Ominiferon
  • OPC 18
  • OPC-18
  • Reaferon
  • Sumiferon
  • Veldona
  • Wellferon

Systematic Names

  • alpha-Interferon
  • Interferons, alpha

Registry Numbers

CAS Registry Number

  • 308067-63-2

System Generated Number

  • 0308067632