Tumor necrosis factor receptor

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A tumor necrosis factor receptor (TNFR) is, as its name would indicate, a receptor which binds tumor necrosis factors (TNF).

Because "TNF" is often used to describe TNF alpha, "TNFR" is often used to describe the receptors that bind to TNF alpha - namely, CD120. However, there several other members of this family that bind to the other TNFs.[1][2]


Family members include:[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Locksley RM, Killeen N, Lenardo MJ (2001). "The TNF and TNF receptor superfamilies: integrating mammalian biology". Cell. 104 (4): 487–501. doi:10.1016/S0092-8674(01)00237-9. PMID 11239407.
  2. Hehlgans T, Pfeffer K (2005). "The intriguing biology of the tumour necrosis factor/tumour necrosis factor receptor superfamily: players, rules and the games". Immunology. 115 (1): 1–20. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2567.2005.02143.x. PMID 15819693.

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