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The mixed blessing of interferon

A study in monkeys finds that treatment with the protein interferon protects against simian immunodeficiency virus, but that prolonged interferon administration exacerbates the chronic stage of the infection. See Letter p.601

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Figure 1: Interferon in acute and chronic infection.

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Telenti, A. The mixed blessing of interferon. Nature 511, 537–538 (2014). https://doi.org/10.1038/nature13517

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