Tumour necrosis factor alpha
From GanfydTumour necrosis factor alpha is one of a number of cytokines of the tumor necrosis factor (TNF) superfamily, it is coded by the TNF gene at 6p21.3.
Common Name:Tumour necrosis factor alpha
Other Names, such as IUPAC Name
Tumour necrosis factor,TNF
Important Issues in Man
Cytokine and protein databases
Relevant Clinical Literature
It is implicated as a factor in:
It may have a neuroprotective role.
New drugs including Etanercept which block TNF-alpha may be shown to be useful in a variety of conditions.