TNF (TUMOR NECROSIS FACTOR)

Reported Characteristics
Drug Class: Adipocyte Necrosis Stimulator
HPTA Suppression: None
TNF should not be confused with TGF. Though similar in reaction, their action is
through a different mechanism. Endogenous TNF production is normally a response to
infections. Once released TNF kills fat cells through necrosis. Let me explain that. Every
cell in genetic material contains specific DNA for cellular death. The exception is cancer
cells. When the body has either the need for energy or factors contained within a cell the
DNA is triggered through one or more chemical messengers to give up the factor. In the
case of TNF, the message is “commit cellular suicide”. When applied to fat cells
(adipocyte) the result is a reduction in adipose tissue. It sounds cool, but the same signal
can kill muscle cells as well.

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