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Tumour Necrosis Factors

  1. Marcus Branschädel,
  2. Verena Boschert,
  3. Anja Krippner-Heidenreich

Published Online: 28 SEP 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470015902.a0000935.pub2



How to Cite

Branschädel, M., Boschert, V. and Krippner-Heidenreich, A. 2007. Tumour Necrosis Factors. eLS. .

Author Information

  1. University of Stuttgart, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 SEP 2007

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The cytokine tumour necrosis factor is a major mediator of natural immunity and is a potent stimulus for many inflammatory and immune functions of the body.


  • TNF;
  • cytokine;
  • inflammation;
  • lymphotoxin;
  • apoptosis