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[Effect of remantadine and ribavirin on the production and antiviral action of human interferon types I and II].

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Type
Published Article
Journal
Antibiotiki
Publication Date
Volume
27
Issue
1
Pages
49–54
Identifiers
PMID: 6174074
Source
Medline

Abstract

The results of using human interferon of types I (alpha- and beta-interferons) and II (gamma-interferon) in combination with chemotherapeutic drugs, such as remantadin and ribavirin for the study in human cell cultures are presented. Moderate doses of the drugs (25 microgram/ml) did not eliminate the interferon production. In higher doses (50 microgram/ml) they lowered the interferon production levels 2--3 times. In the presence of ribavirin the level of the interferon production lowering was higher. On the whole the effect of the drugs on production of interferons of types I and II was of a similar character despite the different means of interferon induction. The combined use of interferons of types I and II with the chemotherapeutic drugs in human embryo cultures infected with Semiliki forest virus (SFV) revealed an additive character of the antiviral effect in all combinations tested. The level of the antiviral activity of alpha-, beta- and gamma-interferons against the SFV was practically the same.

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