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Synonyms: IFN-alpha-2 | interferon alpha-2 | Roferon A®
IFN-α2 is an approved drug (FDA (1989))
Compound class: Endogenous peptide in human, mouse or rat
Comment: IFN-α2 is a type I IFN. The sequence of the recombinant peptide used clinically and known as interferon alfa-2a, is identical to that of human IFN-α2. Interferon α-2a has anti-viral, immunomodulatory and antineoplastic actions.
Pegylated IFN-α-2a is on the World Health Organization's List of Essential Medicines.
|Compound class||Endogenous peptide in human, mouse or rat|
|Approved drug?||Yes (FDA (1989))|
|IFN-alpha-2 | interferon alpha-2 | Roferon A®|
|Ensembl Gene||ENSG00000188379 (Hs)|
|GtoPdb PubChem SID||178101658|
|Human Protein Atlas||ENSG00000188379 (Hs)|