A 37-year-old member asked:
Disclaimer

What is human tumor necrosis factor alpha and why is its use?

1 doctor answer
Dr. Addagada Rao
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

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month

Related questions:

A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience in Surgical Oncology
Endogenous pyrogen: In looking for mechanisms for Coleys Toxin as a cancer vaccine, bacterial toxins used were found to release a chemical termed tumor necrosis factor. ... Read More
1
1 comment
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
46 years experience in Radiation Oncology
Does the term: Inflammatory cytokine help? It is not specific to any disease but may be a pathway to appetite loss, it's also called cachexin, and a pathway involved ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
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 inflama ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Orr
43 years experience in Surgical Oncology
A cytokine: Tnf Alpha is a protein molecule involved in communication between cells, it is involved in inflammation. The main function is part of the immune syste ... Read More
1
1 thank

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month