\tˌiːˌɛnˈɛf bˈiːtə], \tˌiːˌɛnˈɛf bˈiːtə], \t_ˌiː__ˌɛ_n_ˈɛ_f b_ˈiː_t_ə]\
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Soluble substance released by lymphocytes activated by antigens or T-cell mitogens, that is cytotoxic to other cells. It is involved in allergies and chronic inflammatory diseases. Lymphotoxin is antigenically distinct from tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TUMOR NECROSIS FACTOR), though they both share a common receptor, biological activities, and significant amino acid sequences.
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