Department of Physiological Sciences, University of Newcastle, Medical School, Framlington Place, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE2 4HH, UK
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- Année de parution : 2002
The pro-inflammatory cytokines TNF-alpha, IL-1beta, IL-6 and IL-8 are
important mediators in immune regulation and are produced during immune
and host defence responses.
Tumor necrosis factor (TNF-alpha) is a pleiotropic cytokine, produced
primarily by macrophages in response to bacterial and viral pathogens.
The pro-inflammatory functions of TNF-alpha include up-regulation of endothelial
cells adhesion molecule expression, [...]