On a Possible Mechanism of Action of Interferon

Wolfgang Lohmann 1
  • 1 Institut für Biophysik der Justus-Liebig-Universität Giessen, Leihgestemer Weg 217, D-6300 Giessen, Bundesrepublik Deutschland

The effect of interferon on the ESR spectra of erythrocytes treated with ascorbic acid has been investigated. This model system has been chosen since it represents identically the spectra obtained in cases with acute lymphatic leukemia. The data obtained show that small interferon concentrations increase, while larger concentrations decrease the effect produced by ascorbic acid resulting, finally, in the original erythrocyte ESR spectrum. Atomic absorption studies reveal the presence of copper which might be part of the active principle

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A Journal of Biosciences: Zeitschrift für Naturforschung C (ZNC) is an international scientific journal for the emerging field of natural and natural-like products. ZNC publishes original research on the isolation, bio-chemical synthesis and bioactivities of natural products, their biochemistry, pharmacology, biotechnology, and biological activity and innovative developed computational methods for predicting their structure and/or function.

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