Tumor necrosis factor-alpha and fever after peripheral inflammation in the rat.

The involvement of endogenous tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-alpha) in the pyrogenic [i.e., rise in colonic temperature (Tc)] and thermogenic [increase in oxygen consumption (VO2)] responses to inflammation was investigated in rats subjected to an intramuscular injection of turpentine. Turpentine administration caused a rise in Tc and VO2 within 2 h (0.9… CONTINUE READING