interferon beta


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Recent Examples on the Web The net result, as is the case with suppression mediated by Nsp6 and Nsp13, is less production of interferon beta. William A. Haseltine, Forbes, 9 Sep. 2021 Britain on Tuesday began a large-scale trial of a new COVID-19 treatment in which patients inhale aerosolized interferon beta proteins into the lungs with a nebulizer. TheWeek, 13 Jan. 2021 The body produces interferon beta to fight off viral infections, but the new coronavirus appears to suppress production of the proteins as part of its mechanism to evade patients' immune responses, BBC News reports. TheWeek, 13 Jan. 2021 Synairgen hopes a direct shot of aerosolized interferon beta straight to the lungs will provoke a strong anti-viral response. TheWeek, 13 Jan. 2021 The other three are chloroquine; a combination of lopinavir and ritonavir; and a combination of lopinavir, ritonavir, and interferon beta. Naomi Xu Elegant, Fortune, 28 Mar. 2020 Ritonavir/lopinavir + interferon beta SOLIDARITY will also have an arm that combines the two antivirals with interferon-beta, a molecule involved in regulating inflammation in the body that also has shown an effect in marmosets infected with MERS. Jon Cohen, Science | AAAS, 22 Mar. 2020 The drugs to be tested are the antiviral drug remdesivir; a combination of two HIV drugs, lopinavir and ritonavir; lopinavir and ritonavir plus interferon beta; and the antimalarial drug chloroquine. Helen Branswell, STAT, 18 Mar. 2020 More research is needed and the interferon beta protein will need safety clearance through trials before it can be used to treat patients. Puja Bhattacharjee, CNN, 17 Oct. 2017

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1981, in the meaning defined above

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Medical Definition of interferon beta

: beta interferon Derived from genetically modified hamster cells, the drug is identical to the human body's own interferon beta, which acts to suppress wayward immune responses.Scientific American, January 1999


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