Tumor Necrosis Factor as an Autocrine Growth Factor for Neuroblastoma1


Recombinant tumor necrosis factor (TNF) stimulates the proliferation of two neuroblastoma cell lines, SKNFI and SKNBE, in both serum-free medium and fetal calf serum-supplemented medium but has no effect in medium without insulin. This effect is very similar with TNF doses ranging from 5 to 500 ng/ml but depends on the duration of treatment; when cells are… (More)


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