Production of tumor necrosis factor in spinal cord following traumatic injury in rats.

Production of tumor necrosis factor (TNF) in the spinal cord following traumatic injury has been studied. In these experiments, the level of TNF was examined in the homogenate of the spinal cord, cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) and serum (n = 56). TNF could be detected in the injured spinal cord but not in the normal spinal cord. The TNF level increased in the… CONTINUE READING