Interferon gamma-1b

Active ingredient description

It is presumed that interferon gamma-1b increases macrophage cytotoxicity by enhancing the respiratory burst via generation of toxic oxygen metabolites capable of mediating the killing of intracellular micro-organisms.

Medicine classification

This medicinal substance has been classified in the anatomical therapeutic chemical (ATC) classification according to its main therapeutic use as follows:

ATC code Group title Classification
L03AB03 Interferon gamma L Antineoplastic and immunomodulating agents → L03 Immunostimulants → L03A Immunostimulants → L03AB Interferons
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Product monographs

Competent medicine agencies globally have authorized commercialization of this active ingredient according to these medication package inserts (MPIs):

Title Information Source Document Type  
IMMUKIN Solution for injection Medicines & Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (GB) MPI, EU: SmPC

3D molecular structure

3D representation of the active ingredient's molecular structure

External identifiers

CAS Substance: 98059-61-1
DrugBank Drug: DB00033
KEGG Drug: D00747
RxNorm Ingredient: 5882
SNOMED-CT Concept: 386901006
Interferon gamma-1b (substance)
UNII Identifier: 21K6M2I7AG


Interferon gamma-1b is an active ingredient of these brands:

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Australia (AU)

Austria (AT)

Estonia (EE)

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Hong Kong (HK)

Malta (MT)

Netherlands (NL)

Spain (ES)

United Kingdom (UK)

Note the following: The list of brand names is continuously updated, and thus does not include the total of products circulating worldwide.

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