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Substance Name: Interferon-beta
RN: 77238-31-4


  • 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.

Molecular Formula

  • Unspecified

Classification Codes

  • Anti-Infective Agents
  • Antineoplastic Agents
  • Antiviral Agents
  • Immunologic Factors
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Names and Synonyms

Name of Substance

  • Interferon-beta

MeSH Heading

  • Interferon-beta


  • beta-Interferon
  • Interferon alpha8 (human)
  • Interferon, fibroblast

Systematic Name

  • Interferon alphaB (human leukocyte protein moiety reduced)

Registry Numbers

CAS Registry Number

  • 77238-31-4

System Generated Number

  • 0077238314