receptors, tumour necrosis factormedical dictionary

Cell surface receptors that bind tumour necrosis factor and trigger changes which influence the behaviour of cells. The two recognised tumour necrosis factor receptors are designated alpha and beta receptors. Both receptors bind both alpha and beta tumour necrosis factors with high affinity, and both are members of the nerve growth factor receptor family.

American spelling: receptors, tumor necrosis factor

(12 Dec 1998)