IFN-β

Interferons (IFN) are a family of cytokines that are made and secreted by cells of the immune system in response to viruses, bacteria, parasites, cancer cells or other foreign substances invading the body. IFNs act as an activator of the immune system response to reduce the growth of cancer cells or to eradicate pathogens. There are 3 classes of interferons (IFN-α, INF-β, and IFN-γ) with different as well as overlapping effects. All interferons are antiviral and tumor fighting agents, but they affect the body differently. IFN-β is produced by fibroblast or epithelial cells that are infected by a virus. IFN-β binds to to target cells to induce an antiviral state. IFN-β has been used to treat multiple sclerosis in order to reduce the frequency of relapses and to delay the physical disabilities caused by the disease.

 

IFN-β Singleplex Products

Our IFN-β immunoassays provide fast, accurate, reproducible, and highly sensitive measurements of IFN-β. MSD’s MULTI-ARRAY technology uses simple protocols, requires minimal sample, and quantifies analyte concentration over a wide dynamic range.

 

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IFN-β Multiplex Products

Our multiplex panels let you process up to 10 analytes simultaneously in each well of a MULTI-SPOT microplate. They provide the same outstanding performance as our singleplex immmunoassays while saving money, sample, and time.

 

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