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LIFE SCIENCES BY BERNARD DIXON European Editorial Office The Scientist Uxbridge, U.K. " Of the three types of interferon, the most potent as a modulator of the human immune system is interferon-gamma. Thus, the expression of its specific cellular receptor gene in mouse cells will facilitate research into its mode of action and could bring progress in the control of immunological disorders, too. M. Aquet, Z. Dembic, G. Merlin, “Molecular cloning and expression of the human interferon-ga

Bernard Dixon
Dec 11, 1988

LIFE SCIENCES

BY BERNARD DIXON
European Editorial Office
The Scientist
Uxbridge, U.K.

" Of the three types of interferon, the most potent as a modulator of the human immune system is interferon-gamma. Thus, the expression of its specific cellular receptor gene in mouse cells will facilitate research into its mode of action and could bring progress in the control of immunological disorders, too.

M. Aquet, Z. Dembic, G. Merlin, “Molecular cloning and expression of the human interferon-gamma receptor,” Cell, 55 (2), 273-90, 21 October 1988. " There have been suggestions, never widely accepted, that the waxing and now waning of coronary heart disease in the West has been a true epidemic, caused by a microorganism provoking atheroma formation in blood vessels Without minimizing the importance of other factors such as smoking, Finnish researchers now present evidence supporting the infectious hypothesis.

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