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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In chronic liver cell damage in patients with chronic hepatitis, TNF alpha is secreted by macrophages, inflammatory cells and damaged hepatocytes in the liver and plays a role in the apoptosis of hepatocytes.
The primary source of TNF alpha is macrophages and monocytes, other sources being T and B lymphocytes, natural killer (NK) cells, neutrophils, astrocytes, kupffer cells, fibroblasts, mast cells, smooth muscle cells, epidermal cells and endothelial cells.
Elevated TNF alpha production in whole blood in patients with severe COPD: the potential link to disease severity.
Synthesis of TNF alpha and TGF beta mRNA in the different micro-environments within atheromatous plaques.
Antioxidants increase lipopolysaccharide-stimulated TNF alpha release in murine macrophages: role for altered TNF alpha mRNA stability.
TNF alpha increases early in the disease and takes part in the pathogenesis and prevention of mycobacterial infection.