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NCI Drug Dictionary


recombinant interferon alfa-2b  Patient Information
A non-glycosylated recombinant interferon with antiviral and antineoplastic activities. Alfa interferons bind to specific cell-surface receptors, resulting in the transcription and translation of genes whose protein products mediate antiviral, antiproliferative, anticancer, and immune-modulating effects. Check for active clinical trials or closed clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)
Synonyms:IFN alpha-2B
interferon alfa-2B
interferon alpha-2b
US brand name:Intron A
Foreign brand names:Alfatronol
Heberon Alfa