tumor necrosis factor

  • TNF
German: Tumor-Nekrose-Faktor
Japanese: 腫瘍壊死因子

Biochemistry. A cytokine produced by activated macrophages and monocytes. TNF-alpha (cachectin) has a wide range of inflammatory actions, wound healing, haematopoiesis, and immune response and the ability to destroy tumor cells. TNF-beta is mainly a local mediator of inflammatory actions (e.g., activating neutrophil granulocytes).

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