Ligand id: 4960

Name: IFN-α2

Species: Human

No information available.
Summary of Clinical Use
Interferon alfa-2a is used as an antiviral (treatment of chronic hepatitis C) or antineoplastic agent (treatment of chronic myelogenous leukemia, Kaposi's sarcoma, renal cell carcinoma and hairy cell for example.
Marketing approval appears to have been discontinued in the US, although orphan designation for various uses are retrieved on the FDA's Orphan Products Designation web search [1].
A very low dose oral interferon alpha product (Veldona®, Amarillo Biosciences) is in clinical development, and this has FDA orphan designation for the treatment of papillomavirus warts in the oral cavity of HIV positive patients, and Behcet's disease [2].