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Modulation of inflammation and cachectin activity in relation to treatment of experimental Hemophilus influenzae type b meningitis.
This cytokine was called both cachectin, because it causes cachexia (emaciation), and tumor necrosis factor (TNF), because it attacks and kills some types of tumors.
In 1985, they discovered that the "good" TNF and the "bad" cachectin are one and the same.