lymphotoxin(redirected from Lymphotoxin-alpha)
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A lymphokine from T lymphocytes that lyses or damages many cell types.
lymphotoxin/lym·pho·tox·in/ (lim´fo-tok″sin) tumor necrosis factor ; a lymphokine produced by activated T lymphocytes that it inhibits growth of tumors and blocks transformation of cells.
A lymphokine that is toxic to certain susceptible target cells.
A lymphokine that lyses or damages many cell types.
a lymphokine released by antigen-stimulated lymphocytes, particularly cytotoxic T lymphocytes, and involved in target-cell lysis, as in virus-infected target cells. The killing requires cell-to-cell contact and is restricted by Class I major histocompatibility antigens. Called also tumor necrosis factor-β (TNF-β).