Tumor necrosis factor receptor genes, TNFR1 and TNFR2, on human chromosomes 12 and 1.


Tumor necrosis factor, TNF, is a 17-kDa protein secreted by macrophages and classified as a cytokine. TNF binds to high-affinity receptors on the cell surface and is involved in a wide variety of biological responses. There are at least two types of receptors, tumor necrosis factor receptors 1 and 2 (TNFR1 and TNFR2). The genes for TNFR1 a 55-kDa protein… (More)