Interferon alpha (IFN alpha) is a Type I interferon belonging to a family of structurally related, species-specific proteins exclusive to vertebrates. The interaction of IFN-alpha with its receptor component results in the activation of a number of signaling pathways which are mainly involved in innate immune response against viral infection. In humans, the gene is located on on chromosome 9.
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Protein Aliases: IFN-alpha 1b; IFN-alpha-1/13; interferon alpha 1b; Interferon alpha-1/13; Interferon alpha-D; interferon, alpha 1; interferon-alpha1; LeIF D
Gene Aliases: IFL; IFN; IFN-ALPHA; IFN-alphaD; IFNA1; IFNA13; IFNA@
UniProt ID: (Human) P01562
Entrez Gene ID: (Human) 3439