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interferon, alpha 21
This gene is a member of the alpha interferon gene cluster on the short arm of chromosome 9. Interferons are cytokines produced in response to viral infection that mediate the immune response and interfere with viral replication. The encoded protein is a type I interferon and may play a specific role in the antiviral response to rubella virus.
IFNA21; interferon, alpha 21; LeIF F; leIF-F; MGC126687; MGC126689; IFN-alphaI; interferon alpha-21; IFN-alpha-21; OTTHUMP00000021132; interferon alpha-F; leukocyte interferon protein