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Official Full Name
interferon, beta 1, fibroblast
Background
The IFN-β proteins are produced in large quantities by fibroblasts. They have antiviral activity that is involved mainly in innate immune response. Two types of IFN-β have been described, IFN-β1 (IFNB1) and IFN-β3 (IFNB3) (a gene designated IFN-β2 is actually IL-6). IFN-β1 is used as a treatment for multiple sclerosis as it reduces the relapse rate.IFN-β1 is not an appropriate treatment for patients with progressive, non-relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis.
Synonyms
IFN-beta; interferon type B; interferon beta; IFNB; Azide Free; interferon, beta 1, fibroblast; interferon-beta