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Interferon, beta 1, fibroblast
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PDB rendering based on 1au1.
Available structures
PDB Ortholog search: PDBe, RCSB
Symbols IFNB1 ; IFB; IFF; IFNB
External IDs OMIM147640 MGI107657 HomoloGene1640 GeneCards: IFNB1 Gene
RNA expression pattern
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More reference expression data
Species Human Mouse
Entrez 3456 15977
Ensembl ENSG00000171855 ENSMUSG00000048806
UniProt P01574 P01575
RefSeq (mRNA) NM_002176 NM_010510
RefSeq (protein) NP_002167 NP_034640
Location (UCSC) Chr 9:
21.08 – 21.08 Mb
Chr 4:
88.52 – 88.52 Mb
PubMed search [1] [2]

Interferon beta is a protein that in humans is encoded by the IFNB1 gene.[1] It is a recombinant protein with antiviral, antibacterial, and anticancer properties.[2]

Interferon beta 1a (tradenames: Avonex and Rebif) and Interferon beta 1b (tradenames: Betaseron/Betaferon) are used as drugs.


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