Tumor-necrosis-factor meaning

A protein that is produced in the presence of an endotoxin, especially by monocytes and macrophages, is able to destroy tumor cells, and exacerbates chronic inflammatory diseases by inducing inflammation.
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A protein produced by macrophages in response to bacterial infection: a form made by genetic engineering is used in the treatment of cancer.
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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.
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A protein that is produced by monocytes and macrophages and is able to attack and destroy tumor cells. It can also exacerbate certain chronic inflammatory diseases.
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(medicine) Any of several polypeptide hormones, produced by macrophages, that can destroy some cancer cells.
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