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Substance Name: Interferon [INN:BAN]
RN: 9008-11-1


  • Proteins formed by the interaction of animal cells with viruses, capable of conferring on animal cells resistance to virus infection.
  • Proteins secreted by vertebrate cells in response to a wide variety of inducers. They confer resistance against many different viruses, inhibit proliferation of normal and malignant cells, impede multiplication of intracellular parasites, enhance macrophage and granulocyte phagocytosis, augment natural killer cell activity, and show several other immunomodulatory functions.

Molecular Formula

  • Unspecified

Classification Codes

  • Anti-Infective Agents
  • Antineoplastic Agents
  • Antiviral Agents
  • Mutation Data
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Names and Synonyms

Results Name

  • Interferon [INN:BAN]

Name of Substance

  • Interferon [INN:BAN]
  • Interferons
  • Plaferon

MeSH Heading

  • Interferons


  • CL 884
  • EINECS 232-710-3
  • Interferon
  • Interferon alpha, human
  • Interferon alpha, recombinant
  • Interferon alpha2, human
  • Interferon beta, human recombinant
  • Interferon, chick
  • Interferon, endogenous
  • Interferon, human lymphoblastoid
  • Interferon, human, alfa
  • Interferon, human, alpha
  • Interferon, lymphoblastoid
  • Interferon, mouse
  • Interferon, rabbit
  • Interferons
  • Interferonum
  • Interferonum [INN-Latin]
  • Plaferon

Systematic Name

  • Interferons

Registry Numbers

CAS Registry Number

  • 9008-11-1

System Generated Number

  • 0009008111