IFN-β   Click here for help

GtoPdb Ligand ID: 4967

Synonyms: Avonex® (recombinant IFN-beta-1a) | fibroblast interferon | interferon beta
Immunopharmacology Ligand
Comment: IFN-β is a type I IFN. The peptide sequence of the clinically used recombinant protein IFN-beta-1a is identical to that of the endogenous peptide.
Species: Human
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Immunopharmacology Comments
IFN-β is produced in large quantities by fibroblasts. It binds the IFN-α/β receptor (IFNAR), a dimeric receptor that consists of protein chains encoded by the IFNAR1 and IFNAR2 genes, and induces expression of proteins containing ISRE or GAS transcription elements. It is a potent modulator of the immune response to viral infection.