Definition of Cachectin

1. Noun. The polypeptide hormone ''cachexin'' or ''tumor necrosis factor'' ¹



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Medical Definition of Cachectin

1. Protein produced by macrophages that is responsible for the wasting (cachexia) associated with some tumours. Now known to be identical to tumour necrosis factor (TNF). Has three 17 kD sub units, all derived from a single highly conserved gene. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cachectin

cacciatore
cachable
cachaca
cachalots
cache
cacheable
cachectic
cachectic diarrhoea
cachectic endocarditis
cachectic fever
cachectic oedema
cachectic pallor
cachectin (current term)
cached
cacheless
cachepot
cachepots
cacher
cachers
caches
cachet
cacheted
cacheting
cachets
cachexia
cachexia aphthosa
cachexia aquosa

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