tumor necrosis factor-alpha

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tumor necrosis factor-α

a pleiotropic cytokine synthesized widely throughout the female reproductive tract.
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The investigators concluded that the relationship between moderately high serum ferritin and mortality risk was due to the effects of MICS on serum ferritin levels and the mortality risks that are inherent with inflammation, malnutrition, and cachexin.
TNF (cachexin) is produced by monocytes in response to endotoxin and other membrane products and it has been suggested as the cause of metabolic abnormalities accompanying malignant neoplasms leading to cachexia (24).