Tumor necrosis factor-mediated cytotoxicity involves ADP-ribosylation.

The mechanism of TNF-mediated cytotoxicity was studied in several cell lines, including L929 murine fibroblasts. TNF caused a time- and dose-dependent increase of ADP-ribosylation in L929 target cells parallel to cell death. During the course of TNF-mediated cytotoxicity in the presence of actinomycin D, an increase in ADP-ribosylation became apparent… CONTINUE READING