Viral Inhibitory Factor

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Interferon - History
... the University of Tokyo—noticed inhibition of viral growth in an area of rabbit-skin or testis previously inoculated with UV-inactivated virus ... They hypothesised that some "viral inhibitory factor" was present in the tissues infected with virus and attempted to isolate and characterize this ... After Nagano and Kojima separated the viral inhibitory factor from the viral particles using ultracentrifugation, they confirmed its antiviral activity lasted 1–4 ...

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