Answer to Question #90468 in Cell Biology for Ahmad
it inhibits viral infection of uninfected cells
it stimulates macrophages to phagocytize viruses
it enhances antibody production by T cells of the adaptive immune system
it resets the body's thermal set point
It inhibits viral infection of uninfected cells.
Interferon is produced by infected cells and is released into the extracellular space. It binds receptors on uninfected cells and stimulates the production of antiviral regulatory proteins and enzymes that degrade viral nucleic acid and suppress the infection.