interferon definition

  • noun:
    • some of a team of glycoproteins which can be from different mobile kinds in reaction to different stimuli, such as experience of a virus, bacterium, parasite, or other antigen, which counter viral replication in recently infected cells and, in some instances, modulate particular cellular features.
    • some of a group of glycoproteins, created by the disease fighting capability, that prevent viral replication in contaminated cells
    • an antiviral necessary protein generated by cells that have been invaded by a virus; inhibits replication for the virus

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