Tumour necrosis factor-alpha mediates tumour promotion via a PKC alpha- and AP-1-dependent pathway.

Tumour necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-alpha) deficient mice (TNF-alpha(-/-) mice) are resistant to skin carcinogenesis. Cellular signalling via the transcription factor complex AP-1 is thought to play a key role in tumour promotion. The induction of a specific subset of AP-1 responsive genes thought to be important for tumour development, namely GM-CSF, MMP-9… CONTINUE READING