IFN-α2   Click here for help

GtoPdb Ligand ID: 4960

Synonyms: IFN-alpha-2 | interferon alpha-2 | Roferon A®
Approved drug Immunopharmacology Ligand
IFN-α2 is an approved drug (FDA (1989))
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.
Species: Human
1. FDA. 
Orphan Products Designation Search Page.
Accessed on 04/07/2016. Modified on 04/07/2016. US Food and Drugs Administration- Orphan Products Designation Search Page, http://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/opdlisting/oopd/listResult.cfm?StartRow=1&EndRow=25
2. FDA. 
Orphan Products Designation Search Page (Natural human lymphoblastoid interferon-alpha).
Accessed on 04/07/2016. Modified on 04/07/2016. US Food and Drug Administration- Orphan Drug Designations and Approvals, http://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/opdlisting/oopd/listResult.cfm
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Structural basis of the broadly neutralizing anti-interferon-α antibody rontalizumab.
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Anti-interferon Alpha Antibodies.
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