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Volume 2014 (2014), Article ID 970315, 8 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/970315
Review Article

Human Interferon Alpha-2b: A Therapeutic Protein for Cancer Treatment

Research Center for Biotechnology, Cibinong Science Center, Jalan Raya Bogor km 46, Cibinong, Bogor, West Java 16911, Indonesia

Received 3 January 2014; Accepted 22 January 2014; Published 10 March 2014

Academic Editors: A. Asai and A. Espinosa

Copyright © 2014 Ratih Asmana Ningrum. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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