InvivoGen provides a collection of monoclonal antibodies targeting human interferons alpha for neutralization and detection.
Interferon-alpha (IFN-α) is a type I interferon that has both anti-viral and immunomodulatory activities . IFN-α is produced primarily by plasmacytoid dendritic cells . Thirteen different IFN-α subtypes have been described. Although the reason for the multiple IFN-α subtypes is not fully understood, evidence suggests that they have distinct functions .
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