TNFA
LOCUS ID7124
GENE_SYMBOLTNFA
GENE NAMEtumor necrosis factor
SYNONYMNSDIF,TNFA,TNFSF2,TNLG1F,TNF-alpha
CHROMOSOME6
HOMOLOGENE ID496
GENE SUMMARY
This gene encodes a multifunctional proinflammatory cytokine that belongs to the tumor necrosis factor (TNF) superfamily. This cytokine is mainly secreted by macrophages. It can bind to, and thus functions through its receptors TNFRSF1A/TNFR1 and TNFRSF1B/TNFBR. This cytokine is involved in the regulation of a wide spectrum of biological processes including cell proliferation, differentiation, apoptosis, lipid metabolism, and coagulation. This cytokine has been implicated in a variety of diseases, including autoimmune diseases, insulin resistance, and cancer. Knockout studies in mice also suggested the neuroprotective function of this cytokine. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]

TNFA
LOCUS ID7124
GENE_SYMBOLTNFA
GENE NAMEtumor necrosis factor
SYNONYMNSDIF,TNFA,TNFSF2,TNLG1F,TNF-alpha
CHROMOSOME6
HOMOLOGENE ID496
GENE SUMMARY
This gene encodes a multifunctional proinflammatory cytokine that belongs to the tumor necrosis factor (TNF) superfamily. This cytokine is mainly secreted by macrophages. It can bind to, and thus functions through its receptors TNFRSF1A/TNFR1 and TNFRSF1B/TNFBR. This cytokine is involved in the regulation of a wide spectrum of biological processes including cell proliferation, differentiation, apoptosis, lipid metabolism, and coagulation. This cytokine has been implicated in a variety of diseases, including autoimmune diseases, insulin resistance, and cancer. Knockout studies in mice also suggested the neuroprotective function of this cytokine. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]