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tumor necrosis factors

Definition:
A family of proteins that were originally identified by their ability to cause necrosis of neoplasms. Their necrotic effect on cells is mediated through tumor necrosis factor receptors which induce apoptosis.
Concept Schemes:
NALT Core
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Entry Terms:
  • TNF (tumor necrosis factors)
  • tumour necrosis factors
  • cachectin
URI:
https://lod.nal.usda.gov/nalt/20756
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