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Project: An integrated study on the effects of cytokines on cell growth, cell death, cell metabolism and gene expression.

01-JAN-00 – 31-DEC-99

The life cycle, morphology, intermediary metabolism and replication of each cell are determined by external effector-molecules, proteins, which are called cytokines. These cytokines are : tumor necrosis factor, interleukines, interferons, and many more. TNF can selectively kill cancer cells but is very toxic, causes cachexia, is involved in death due to malaria, is involve in organ transplant rejection, etc...