Inhibition of tumor necrosis factor-alpha-converting enzyme by a selective antagonist protects brain from focal ischemic injury in rats.


Tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNFalpha) is an immunomodulatory and proinflammatory cytokine implicated in neuroinflammation and neuronal damage in response to cerebral ischemia. Tumor necrosis factor-alpha converting enzyme (TACE or ADAM17) is a key sheddase that releases TNFalpha from its inactive cell-bound precursor. Using a selective small molecule… (More)


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