Produced by macrophages, IFN-alpha have antiviral activities. Interferon stimulates the production of two enzymes: a protein kinase and an oligoadenylate synthetase. Belongs to the alpha/beta interferon family. Note: This description may include information from UniProtKB.
Protein type: Cytokine; Secreted; Secreted, signal peptide
Biological Process: adaptive immune response; B cell differentiation; B cell proliferation; blood coagulation; cytokine and chemokine mediated signaling pathway; humoral immune response; innate immune response; natural killer cell activation during immune response; positive regulation of peptidyl-serine phosphorylation of STAT protein; response to exogenous dsRNA; T cell activation during immune response