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Related to cachectin: tumor necrosis factor, TNF alpha
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Synonyms for factor

Synonyms for factor

one of the individual entities contributing to a whole

one of the conditions or facts attending an event and having some bearing on it

Synonyms for factor

one of two or more integers that can be exactly divided into another integer

any of the numbers (or symbols) that form a product when multiplied together

an independent variable in statistics

be a contributing factor

consider as relevant when making a decision

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The work points out potential toxicities in cachectin's twin, TNF, says Torti, "but what's predicted in tissue culture models vis-a-vis what happens to people can be very different." Human trials with TNF have already begun in Japan, and reportedly a slight fever has been the only side effect.
Cerami, "Cachectin and tumour necrosis factor as two sides of the same biological coin," Nature, vol.
Cachectin kills cells by turning off themessenger RNA responsible for producing proteins that break down fats and, at the same time, by creating a great demand for energy, Cerami explains.
One such factor is cachectin, or tumor necrosis factor (SN: 1/17/87, p.
[9.] Tracey K.J., Beutler B., Lowry S.F., et al: Shock and Tissue Injury Induced by Recombinant Human Cachectin. Science 1986;234:470-4.
Monitoring the acute phase response: comparison of tumor necrosis factor (cachectin) and C-reactive protein responses in inflammatory and infectious diseases.
Cachectin: a hormone that triggers acute shock and chronic cachexia.