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Interferon Gamma-1a



CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Categories

Antiviral agent

Antineoplastic agent

Biological response modifier, BRM


Chemical Name

Polypeptide consisting of 146 amino acid residues, produced in E. coli K-12 (C600) by expression interferon γ-cDNA derived from human splenic lymphocyte-mRNA

Foreign Names

  • Interferonum gamma-1a (Latin)
  • Interferon gamma-1a (German)
  • Intérferon gamma-1a (French)
  • Interferón gamma-1a (Spanish)

Generic Names

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ISInofficial Synonym
JANJapanese Accepted Name
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name

Further information on drug naming conventions: International Nonproprietary Names.

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