|SMART accession number:||SM00076
||Interferons produce antiviral and antiproliferative responses in cells. They are classified into five groups, all of them related but gamma-interferon. |
|Interpro abstract (IPR000471):
||Interferons [(PUBMED:3022999)] are proteins which produce antiviral and antiproliferative responses in cells. On the basis of their sequence interferons are classified into five groups: alpha, alpha-II (or omega), beta, delta (or trophoblast). The sequence differences may possibly cause different responses to various inducers, or result in the recognition of different target cell types [(PUBMED:6170983)]. The main conserved structural feature of interferons is a disulphide bond that, except in mouse beta interferon, occurs in all alpha, beta and omega sequences.
|GO process:||defense response (GO:0006952)|
|GO component:||extracellular region (GO:0005576)|
|GO function:||cytokine receptor binding (GO:0005126)|
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