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macrophage migration inhibitory factor

A 25-kD proinflammatory lymphokine, produced by T cells in response to antigenic stimulus, which inhibits macrophage migration.

MMIF is encoded by MIF on chromosome 22q11.23.

Cell-mediated immunity, inflammation and regulation of macrophage function in host defence by suppressing the anti-inflammatory effects of glucocorticoids.
Increases intracellular cAMP, polymerises microtubules, stops macrophage progression.


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For the time being, at least, CompuServe subscribers will notice few changes as a result of the deal.
Founded in 1969, CompuServe Incorporated provides the world's most comprehensive online/Internet access through its two brands CompuServe Interactive and SPRYNET.
Use the mouse to point to the CompuServe Information Manager (WinCIM) icon.
CompuServe also offers more than 300 forums or on-line conferences on topics that range from rock music and science fiction to their most popular forums on law and medicine.
AOL Web Properties is an online network featuring some of the most popular brands on the Internet, including Netscape, CompuServe, AOL(R) Instant Messenger(TM), ICQ, MapQuest and Moviefone.
Established in 1982, CompuServe Network Services, a division of CompuServe Incorporated, provides more than 1,000 companies around the world with fully managed hosted groupware solutions, remote LAN access, frame relay, X.
CompuServe, the Internet value leader and a wholly owned subsidiary of AOL Time Warner, Inc.
CompuServe has the capacity to handle additional members with its existing modems, computers and other network equipment, said company spokesman Steve Conway.
And as the undisputed leader in online content, global networking and information services, CompuServe has become 'the' place to be for millions of people," Berkov said.
As Internet use becomes increasingly central to consumers' lives, CompuServe's newest version introduces a number of features designed to help CompuServe 2000 and CompuServe 2000 Premier members manage their daily activities, including:
CompuServe, which offers networking services for companies worldwide and the CompuServe Information Service, and SPRY, the leading developer of instant Internet access software, also announced a business relationship that enhances network connectivity for users of SPRY's Internet in a Box(TM)
Marilyn Beck and Stacy Jenel Smith, whose column is distributed around the world by Creators Syndicate, will provide CompuServe with two exclusive "inside" stories on the Hollywood scene five days a week.