The proteins produced and released by virus infected cells are known as......

Options :
  1. Interferons
  2. Interleukins
  3. Cytokines
  4. Histamins

Answer and Explanation :-

Answer: Option 1


Interferons (IFNs) are proteins made and released by host cells in response to the presence of pathogens such as viruses, bacteria, parasites or tumor cells. IFNs belong to the large class of glycoproteins known as cytokines. Interferons are named after their ability to "interfere" with viral replication within host cells.

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