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Doctor insights on: Tumor Necrosis Factor Alpha

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What is tumor necrosis factor alpha? It sounds like it makes something die?

What is tumor necrosis factor alpha? It sounds like it makes something die?

Immunology: Tumor necrosis factor Alpha is an inflammatory immune chemical marker that is used in research for new medicines to treat such problems as multiple sclerosis and even alzheimers. Several other chemicals include interleukins and cytokines. The names are catchy, and come from research discoveries, but do not really correlate with survival. ...Read more

Neoplasms (Definition)

"tumor" literally translates as "mass", so even a fresh bruise could be called a "tumor". Doctors use the term "neoplasm" (tranlates literally as new growth) to describe tumors that are abnormal growths of cells. These may be benign or malignant; "malignant" = cancer. In everyday usage, we use "tumor" ...Read more


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What is the definition or description of: tumor necrosis factor-alpha?

What is the definition or description of: tumor necrosis factor-alpha?

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 system response. It is primarily produced by cells called macrophages but may be produced by many other cells. It causes fever, may induce programmed cell death (apoptosis) and is important in the response to sepsis (via molecules called interleukins). ...Read more

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How would you describe tumor necrosis factor-alpha blockers?

How would you describe tumor necrosis factor-alpha blockers?

Tumor necrosis: Factor (tnf) promotes the inflammatory response, which in turn causes many of the clinical problems associated with autoimmune disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis. These disorders are sometimes treated by using a tnf inhibitor. The important side effects that have been most extensively related to tnf blockers include: lymphoma, infections, congestive heart ad others. ...Read more

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What is human tumor necrosis factor tnf alpha and why is it so painful?

What is human tumor necrosis factor tnf alpha and why is it so painful?

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 in cellular and organ injury...Including radiation, and possibly a cause of lung injury from xrt. It is not of itself painful. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: tumor necrosis factor-alpha?

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 system response. It is primarily produced by cells called macrophages but may be produced by many other cells. It causes fever, may induce programmed cell death (apoptosis) and is important in the response to sepsis (via molecules called interleukins). ...Read more

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What is the tumor necrosis factor alpha?

What is the tumor necrosis factor alpha?

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. ...Read more

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

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. ...Read more

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What is human tumor necrosis factor alpha? Why is it so painful?

What is human tumor necrosis factor alpha? Why is it so painful?

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. This was found to be the same as cachexin, or now TNF? It is involved in systemic inflammation and is a member of a group of cytokines that stimulate acute phase reaction. It is produced by macrophages, CD4+ lymphocytes and NK cells. ...Read more

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How would you describe tumor necrosis factor-alpha blockers?

Tumor necrosis: Factor (tnf) promotes the inflammatory response, which in turn causes many of the clinical problems associated with autoimmune disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis. These disorders are sometimes treated by using a tnf inhibitor. The important side effects that have been most extensively related to tnf blockers include: lymphoma, infections, congestive heart ad others. ...Read more

Necrosis (Definition)

Necrosis is the the death of cells and tissue. In dentistry, root canals are often needed when the pulp tissue inside a ...Read more