BackgroundTumor necrosis factor alpha (TNFα) is the prototypic ligand of the TNF superfamily. TNFα forms a homotrimer and functions by activating two types of receptors TNF-R1 (TNF receptor type 1,p55R) and TNF-R2 (TNF receptor type 2,p75R). TNFα is a pleiotropic cytokine that is capable to promote inflammation, to induce apoptotic cell death, and to inhibit tumorigenesis and viral replication. TNFα is a potent lymphoid factor that exerts cytotoxic effects on a wide range of tumor cells and certain other target cells.
FormulationLyophilized from a 0.2 μm filtered solution of 20mM PB, 300mM NaCl, pH7.4.
ALTnamesTumor Necrosis Factor, Cachectin, TNF-Alpha, Tumor Necrosis Factor Ligand Superfamily Member 2, TNF-a, TNF, TNFA, TNFSF2