Glucocorticoids and Tumor Necrosis Factor Alpha Play Unique Role in Regulating Inflammation
Researchers identified a unique cooperative role for certain hormones and proteins in the body, specifically glucocorticoids and tumor necrosis factor alpha, in regulating adaptive immunity and inflammation. Inflammation has been implicated as a contributing factor in several human cancers, including lung cancer. These results have important implications for immune responses to agents like bacterial lipopolysaccharides and numerous other environmental agents.
Hermoso MA, Matsuguchi T, Smoak K, Cidlowski JA. 2004. Glucocorticoids and tumor necrosis factor alpha cooperatively regulate toll-like receptor 2 gene expression. Mol Cell Biol. 24(11):4743-4756.