tumor necrosis factortumor necrosis factor
a protein produced by macrophages in response to bacterial infection: a form made by genetic engineering is used in the treatment of cancer
tumor necrosis factor
Abbr. TNF Any of a family of small transmembrane proteins that can be released as soluble cytokines, are produced especially by monocytes and macrophages, and perform a variety of functions including activating inflammatory processes and causing cell death.