Tumour necrosis factor: is it time to change the name?

Among targets of biological agents, tumour necrosis factor remains in the exclusive group that has retained its historical name – or at least one of them. Tumour necrosis factor is usually known by the three-letter abbreviation TNF and somehow has escaped a more bland and nondescript moniker such as IL-something. Endogenous pyrogen is now IL-1, ...

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