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NCI Drug Dictionary


recombinant interferon alpha-2a 
A non-glycosylated recombinant human alpha interferon, subtype 2a, produced in the bacterium E. coli. Interferon alpha-2a binds to its specific cell-surface receptor, resulting in the transcription and translation of genes whose protein products have antiviral, antiproliferative, anticancer, and immune modulating effects. Check for active clinical trials or closed clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)
Synonyms:Alpha 2 Interferon
IFN alpha-2A
IFN-Alpha 2
Interferon Alfa
Interferon alfa 2a
Recombinant Interferon Alfa-2a
US brand names:Alferon
Foreign brand names:Laroferon
Abbreviation:rHuIFN-a 2a