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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A proinflammatory cytokine that is produced by white blood cells (monocytes and macrophages).

Usage examples (27)
  • In the study, researchers measured levels of a chemical called TNF-alpha in 275 people with Alzheimer's.
  • The final clue came from earlier reports that an inflammatory molecule called TNFα could boost levels of miR-155.
  • An inflammatory molecule called TNF-a may contribute to delayed bone fracture healing in diabetics, according to a study.
  • So, inflammation is definitely the problem and one particular protein called TNF, tumor necrosis factor, is the real culprit. for more
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