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Animal-free Recombinant Human IFN alpha 2A is expressed in human 293 cells as a monomeric glycoprotein with an apparent molecular mass of 16 kDa. It is a type 1 interferon and is also known as leukocyte interferon. This cytokine is produced in a serum-free, chemically defined media. Production in human 293 cells offers authentic glycosylation which contributes to stability in cell growth media and other applications. The purity is greater than 95%.
Interferon alpha 2 is a type 1 interferon. Interferon alpha 2 is secreted by virus-infected cells and inhibits other cells from further infection. Recombinant human interferon alpha 2 has been approved for therapeutic application in a range of human oncological and viral diseases. Three Interferon alpha 2 subvariants (2A, 2B, 2C) differ by only one or two amino acids at positions 23 and/or 34 of the mature protein (PMID: 25982860; 10672347; 1694761).