Microbiology

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19. Innate Immunity

Interferon Response

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Interferon Response

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Steps of the Interferon Response

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How does the interferon response provide anti-viral protection?

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If a cell produces antiviral proteins (AVPs) what occurs when that cell encounters dsRNA?

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How does the interferon response to an invading virus result in the infected cell undergoing apoptosis?

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Which of the following cells can induce viral-infected cells to undergo apoptosis?

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Which of the following statements about interferon is incorrect?

a) It only works on a few specific types of virus.

b) It makes cells resistant to viral infection.

c) It is a species-specific molecule.

d) It does not directly inactivate viruses.