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Salivary TNF-Alpha

Technical Summary

Analyte Summary
Analyte: Tumor Necrosis Factor Alpha
Aliases: TNF-Alpha, TNF-α, cachectin
Serum-Saliva Correlation: NA
Optimum Collection Volume: 425 μL*
*Add 300 µl to the total volume of all tests for liquid handling
Assay Summary
Methodology: ECL
Sensitivity: 0.106 pg/mL
Assay Range: 0.04 - 1360 pg/mL
Assay Type: Quantitative

Collect Saliva Samples


Better results begin with better saliva collection. This collection protocol features general considerations to maximize salivary TNF-Alpha analysis. Use this analyte specific collection protocol to plan your collection methodology and sampling schemes.


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Order Code (lab): 5291
Transport Requirements: Ship on Dry Ice
Related Panels and Profiles: Salivary Cytokine Panel
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The validated method used by Salimetrics is proprietary and not available in assay kit form at this time.

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Considerations for adding Salivary DNA to analyte Studies:

You can combine salivary analytes with easy, accurate, and affordable genomic testing using Salimetrics SalivaLab and the same sample that you are already collecting – no specialized saliva collection devices or additional samples are required.

Don’t know what SNPs are right for you? The SalivaLab’s DNA team specializes in genetic testing services, we recommend you Request a DNA Consult (gratis) to learn more about common considerations such as # of samples, participant ethnicity, and IRB Approval.

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DNA Extraction and Normalization
Single Nucleotide Polymorphism (SNP) Genotyping
VNTR & STR Analysis

References & Salivary TNF-Alpha Research

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      2. Tanabe, K., Matsushima-Nishiwaki, R., Yamaguchi, S., et al. (2010).  Mechanisms of tumor necrosis factor-α-induced interleukin-6 synthesis in glioma cells.  J Neuroinflammation, 7, 16.
      3. Sternberg, E.M. (2006).  Neural regulation of innate immunity: A coordinated nonspecific host response to pathogens.  Nat Rev Immunol, 6(4), 318-28.
      4. Heller, R.A., Krönke, M. (1994).  Tumor necrosis factor receptor-mediated signaling pathways.  J Cell Biol, 126(1), 5-9.)
      5. Mastroeni, P., Ménager, N. (2003).  Development of acquired immunity to Salmonella.  J Med Microbiol, 52(pt 6), 453-59.
      6. Goodsell, D.S. (2006).  The molecular perspective: Tumor necrosis factor.  Oncologist, 11(1), 83-4.
      7. Giannobile, W.V., Beikler, T., Kinney, J.S., et al. (2009). Saliva as a diagnostic tool for periodontal disease: Current state and future directions.  Periodontology 2000, 50, 52-64.
      8. Torre-Amione, G., Kapadia, S., Lee, J., et al. (1996).  Tumor necrosis factor-α and tumor necrosis factor receptors in the failing human heart.  Circulation, 93(4), 704-11.
      9. Kulkarni, K., Selesniemi, K, Brown, T.L. (2006). Interferon-gamma sensitizes the human salivary gland cell line, HSG, to tumor necrosis factor-alpha induced activation of dual apoptotic pathways.  Apoptosis, 11(12), 2205-15.
      10. Wu, A.J., Chen, Z.J., Tsokos, M. et al (1996),  Interferon-gamma induced cell death in a cultured human salivary gland cell line. J Cell Physiol, 167(2), 297-304.
      1. Fernandes, J.C., Martel-Pelletier, J., Pelletier, J.P. (2002). The role of cytokines in osteoarthritis pathophysiology.  Biorheology, 39(1-2), 237-46.
      2. Sun, D., Emmert-Buck, M.R., Fox, P.C. (1998).  Differential cytokine mRNA expression in human labial minor salivary glands in primary Sjögren’s syndrome.  Autoimmunity, 28(3), 125-37.
      3. Fox, R.I., Kang, H.I, Ando, D., et al. (1994).  Cytokine mRNA expression in salivary gland biopsies of Sjögren’s syndrome.  J Immunol, 152(11), 5532-39.

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