The Principal Properties of Interferon

  • V. D. Solov’ev
  • T. A. Bektemirov


Interferon possesses certain characteristic properties which distinguish it from other virus inhibitors. These include:
  1. 1.

    Tissue and species specificity.

  2. 2.

    Insensitivity to the action of virus-neutralizing antibodies [336, 373].

  3. 3.

    Resistance to the action of an acid medium and thermostability at 56°C.

  4. 4.

    Sensitivity to proteolytic enzymes.

  5. 5.

    Ability to inhibit reproduction of certain viruses in tissue cultures, i.e., absence of virus specificity.



Antiviral Activity Newcastle Disease Virus Species Specificity Newcastle Disease Antigenic Property 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1973

Authors and Affiliations

  • V. D. Solov’ev
    • 1
  • T. A. Bektemirov
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of VirologyCentral Postgraduate Medical InstituteMoscowUSSR

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