Plasma concentrations of tumor necrosis factor‐α (TNF‐α) and soluble TNF receptors in patients with bulimia nervosa

@inproceedings{Nakai2001PlasmaCO,
  title={Plasma concentrations of tumor necrosis factor‐α (TNF‐α) and soluble TNF receptors in patients with bulimia nervosa},
  author={Yoshikatsu Nakai and Seiji Hamagaki and Ryuro Takagi and Ataru Taniguchi and Fumihiko Kurimoto},
  year={2001}
}
BACKGROUND Tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α) is a cytokine with numerous immunological and metabolic activities. In addition, TNF-α can stimulate a variety of physiological, neuroendocrine and behavioural responses of the central nervous system. In experimental animals, TNF-α induces changes in physiological and behavioural parameters which have also been observed in eating disorders. The biological activities of TNF-α are mediated by two structurally related, but functionally distinct receptors… CONTINUE READING