TNF-alpha and TGF-beta act synergistically to kill Schwann cells.

Interactions between cytokines and Schwann cells (SC) are important in development, repair, and disorders of the peripheral nervous system (PNS). Tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-alpha) and transforming growth factor-beta (TGF-beta) are two prominent cytokines which may be involved in these processes and their gene products are upregulated in some… (More)