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Definition of "tnf" [tnf]

  • A proinflammatory cytokine that is produced by white blood cells (monocytes and macrophages); has an antineoplastic effect but causes inflammation (as in rheumatoid arthritis) (noun)

WordNet. Princeton University. 2010.

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  • "Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodleloo permalink #2 of 64: from BILL M. (tnf)"
  • "Sekiguchi N, Kawauchi S, Furuya T, Inaba N, Matsuda K, et al. (2008) Messenger ribonucleic acid expression profile in peripheral blood cells from ra patients following treatment with an anti-tnf-alpha monoclonal antibody, infliximab."
  • "A, Sylvester J, Li WQ, Huang W, Dehnade F, et al. (2003) Induction of matrix metalloproteinase-13 gene expression by tnf-alpha is mediated by map kinases, ap-1, and nf-kappab transcription factors in articular chondrocytes."
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