interferon-gamma

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interferon-gamma

[‚in·tər¦fir‚än ′gam·ə]
(immunology)
An interferon produced by T lymphocytes and large granular lymphocytes in response to foreign macromolecules.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Under the agreement, InterMune will fund and manage clinical and regulatory development of interferon gamma-1b for all indications.
Leading the hepatology portfolio is the DIRECT trial, an ongoing Phase III study of daily interferon alfacon-1 (Infergen) plus ribavirin, and an ongoing Phase II trial of daily interferon alfacon-1 plus interferon gamma-1b (Actimmune) with and without ribavirin.
Interferon beta-1a (Avonex) and interferon beta-1b (Betaseron) are approved for treating multiple sclerosis; interferon gamma-1b (Actimmune) is used to reduce the frequency and severity of serious infections associated with chronic granulomatous disease and to delay the progression of malignant osteopetrosis.
InterMune (Nasdaq: ITMN), Burlingame, Calif., has filed a New Drug Submission (NDS) with the Therapeutic Products Programme of Health Canada (TPP) to market ACTIMMUNE(R) (Interferon gamma-1b) in Canada for chronic granulomatous disease (CGD) and severe, malignant osteopetrosis, both life-threatening childhood diseases.
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