Cytokines and cancer cachexia

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Abstract

A by-product of cancer (and of other chronic diseases or severe trauma), cachexia appears to be mediated by various cytokines. The first to be identified-tumor necrosis factor-may be a principal mediator. With molecular cloning techniques, future treatment strategies could include blockade of TNF activity using highly specific reagents.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)45-52
Number of pages8
JournalHospital Practice
Volume28
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 1993

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