Optimal conditions should be determined byt he investigator.
For Research Use only
Neat Serum diluted in PBS, no preservatives.
Avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles. Dilute only prior to immediate use.
Aliquot and store at -70 °C or lower.
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Interferons (IFNs) are proteins made and released by lymphocytes in response to the presence of pathogens-such as viruses, bacteria, or parasites-or tumor cells. They allow communication between cells to trigger the protective defenses of the immune system that eradicate pathogens or tumors.