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- n. The polypeptide hormone cachexin or tumor necrosis factor
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Gerlach H, Nawroth P, Steinberg S, Godman G, et al. (1989) Tumor necrosis factor/cachectin increases permeability of endothelial cell monolayers by a mechanism involving regulatory G proteins.
Tumor necrosis factor (TNF, cachexin or cachectin and formally known as tumor necrosis factor-alpha) is a cytokine involved in systemic inflammation and is a member of a group of cytokines that stimulate the acute phase reaction.
Burchett SK, Weaver WM, Westall JA, Larsen A, Kronheim S, et al. (1988) Regulation of tumor necrosis factor/cachectin and IL-1 secretion in human mononuclear phagocytes.