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a lymphokine containing 171 amino acids, one of the tumor necrosis factors, produced by activated T lymphocytes. It inhibits the growth of tumors by causing lysis or stasis of sensitive cells, and also blocks transformation of cells. Called also tumor necrosis factor β.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
A lymphokine from T lymphocytes that lyses or damages many cell types.
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A lymphokine that is toxic to certain susceptible target cells.
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A lymphokine that lyses or damages many cell types.
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