General Virology and DNA Viruses
|B||Directly kill viruses|
|C||Is virus specific|
|D||Is species specific|
|E||All are true|
a. Interferons are not virus specific but are species specific as interferons produced in human will only act in humans and will be ineffective in other species.
b. Thus, the antiviral effect on human cells is shown by human interferon and to some extent by monkey interferon but not by chick or mouse interferon.