Where does the interferon for the early virus defence come from?

TWINCORE scientists answer important question

If we are attacked by a virus, the immune system reacts within a matter of hours. Patroling immune cells recognise the pathogen and release highly efficient messengers, which activate the immune system. An important group of these messengers are the interferons. Without these messengers virus infections - which we normally overcome almost unnoticeably - become fatal within just a few days. The question is: which cells relase these interferons and when? TWINCORE scientists answered this question.




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