A 37-year-old member asked:
What is human tumor necrosis factor alpha and why is its use?
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Dr. Addagada Rao answered
55 years experience in General Surgery
Stimulate reaction: Tumor necrosis-alpha , ( tnf) also known as cachexin or cachectin is a cytokine mainly secreated by macrophages stimulates the acute phase of inflamation. Tnf regulates the immune cells, performs varieties functions as pyrogen ( causing fever ), regulates cell proliferation, differentiation, apoptosis ( cell death or suicide ) , in lipid metabolism, in coagulation of blood etc.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
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