tumor necrosis factor


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tumor necrosis factor

[¦tü·mər nə′krō·səs ‚fak·tər]
(immunology)
A monokine that induces leukocytosis, fever, weight loss, the acute-phase reaction, and necrosis of some tumors.
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Tumor necrosis factor a promoter polymorphisms influence the phenotypic expression of hereditary hemochromatosis.
The report provides a snapshot of the global therapeutic landscape for Tumor Necrosis Factor Receptor Superfamily Member 4 (ACT35 Antigen or TAX Transcriptionally Activated Glycoprotein 1 Receptor or CD134 or TNFRSF4)
Immunomodulation of murine cytomegalovirus-induced myocarditis in mice treated with lipopolysaccharide and tumor necrosis factor.
This drug works by halting one of the body's mechanisms that drives joint inflammation - tumor necrosis factor (TNF).
The role of tumor necrosis factor in increased airspace epithelial permeability in acute lung inflammation.
Alternatively, elevated levels of tumor necrosis factor and interleukin-1 receptor antagonists on day two after vaccination (7) could be used to monitor the success of vaccinations by primary-care providers in remote areas in the United States (1) and elsewhere.
Study subjects received single intravenous doses of a monoclonal antibody called cA2, which blocks tumor necrosis factor, a blood protein that plays a role in the inflammation.
The transcription factor NF-[kappa]B is a major regulator of immune responses stimulated by proinflammatory stimuli such as tumor necrosis factor, viral and bacterial infections, and chemical and physical stressors.
Rockville, MD) has patented Death Domain Containing Receptor-5 (DR5) proteins which are members of the tumor necrosis factor (TNF) receptor family, and have been shown to bind TRAIL.

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