El sistema del interferón en hepatitis viral.

Translated title of the contribution: Interferon system in viral hepatitis

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Interferons are host-derived proteins produced by cells in response to viral and other stimuli. Three major types of interferons have been described: alpha, beta and gamma, which can be distinguished structurally, biochemically and antigenically. Interferon limits virus spread from focal sites of infection, shortens the period of viremia and decreases the severity of acute systemic infection. The problems of shortage, expense and lack of purity of natural interferons were overcome and now interferons are available for clinical trials. Interferons have shown to be a very promising group of agents against chronic viral hepatitis.

Translated title of the contributionInterferon system in viral hepatitis
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)92-96
Number of pages5
JournalRevista de investigación clínica; organo del Hospital de Enfermedades de la Nutrición
Volume42 Suppl
StatePublished - Jul 1990


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