BackgroundTumor Necrosis Factor (TNF) is a member of the Tumor Necrosis Factor family. TNF exists as a homotrimer and interacts with SPPL2B. TNF is mainly secreted by macrophages and can induce cell death of certain tumor cell lines. TNF is a key cytokine in the development of several inflammatory disorders. It contributes to the development of type 2 diabetes throught its effects on insulin resistance and fatty acid metabolism.
FormulationLyophilized from a 0.2 μm filtered solution of PBS, pH 7.4.
ALTnamesTumor Necrosis Factor; Cachectin; TNF-Alpha; Tumor Necrosis Factor Ligand Superfamily Member 2; TNF-a; Tumor Necrosis Factor, Membrane Form; Tumor Necrosis Factor, Soluble Form; Tnf; Tnfa; Tnfsf2