Interferon beta

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Interferon beta (IFN-β or INF-β) is a type 1 interferon. Interferon beta drugs are immunostimulants, these include interferon beta-1a, interferon beta-1b, and peginterferon beta-1a.[1] There are a number of different interferon alphas, which are also type 1 interferons. Interferon alphas and interferon beta found in humans.[2]

Alternative names[edit | edit source]

Interferon beta is also known as:

  • INF-beta
  • IFN-beta
  • INF-β
  • IFN-β[2]

Drugs[edit | edit source]

Interferon beta-1a is an immunomodulator available under the brand names Avonex Pen, Rebif, and Rebif Rebidose>[3]; interferon beta-1b is sold under the brand name Betaseron (Pro) and Extavia (Pro).[1]Peginterferon beta-1a or pegylated interferon (Peg-IFN) beta-1a is a combination of polyethylene glycol (peg) and interferon beta-1a, and is sold under the brand name Plegridy.[4] All interferon drugs including interferon beta drugs act as immunostimulants.

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.01.1 "List of Interferons". Drugs.com. Retrieved March 9, 2021.
  2. 2.02.1 European Bioinformatics Institute. "Interferon alpha/beta/delta (IPR000471) | InterPro". Retrieved January 24, 2019.
  3. "Peginterferon beta-1a". DrugBank Online. Retrieved March 17, 2021.
  4. Aminizadeh, Ehsan; Alavian, Seyed Moayyed; Akbari Sari, Ali; Ebrahimi Daryani, Nasser; Behnava, Bita (March 6, 2016). "Safety and Efficacy of Adding Ribavirin to Interferon or Peginterferon in Treatment of Hepatitis C Infection in Patients With Thalassemia: A Systematic Review on Randomized Controlled Trials". Hepatitis Monthly. 16 (3): e28537. doi:10.5812/hepatmon.28537. ISSN 1735-143X. PMC 4876663. PMID 27226796.

β β / Β. Greek letter beta (a symbol used in science), equivalent to "b".

β β / Β. Greek letter beta (a symbol used in science), equivalent to "b".

immunomodulator An immunomodulator is a substance that affects the functioning of the immune system

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