(Science: chemical) interferon alpha 2b (human leukocyte clone hif-sn 206 protein moiety reduced). A type i interferon consisting of 165 amino acid residues with arginine in position 23. This protein is produced by recombinant DNA Technology and resembles interferon secreted by leukocytes. It is used extensively as an antiviral or antineoplastic agent.
Pharmacological action: antineoplastic agent, antiviral agents.