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MIF

 [mif]

MIF

Abbreviation for migration-inhibitory factor.

MIF

abbreviation for macrophage inhibition factor. See macrophage migration inhibiting factor.

MIF

A gene on chromosome 22q11.23 that encodes macrophage migration inhibitory factor (MMIF), a proinflammatory lymphokine involved in innate cell-mediated immunity, immunoregulation and inflammation, which regulates macrophage function in host defence by suppressing the anti-inflammatory effects of glucocorticoids.

Molecular pathology
Genetic variations of MIF have been linked to an increase in susceptibility to juvenile rheumatoid arthritis.

MIF

1. melanocyte-stimulating hormone-inhibiting factor.
2. macrophage migration inhibition factor.
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The EMIF asks migrants about the method used to remit money home, distinguishing among banks, money orders, telegram, hand carried by family or friends, and regular mail.
The repeated design of the EMIF survey (five waves over the 1993-2000 period) allows us to detect trends in remitting methods over time.
The VLYNQ(TM) serial interface allows seamless interface to any VLYNQ-enabled application processor without loading the GPMC or EMIF ports.
These non-SNA console concentrators are direct replacements for 3174 console controllers, work with EMIF and ESCON directors and support the StorageTek LMU and IBM 3290.
The C6421 DSP also includes two EMIF interfaces, a 16-bit 266 MHz DDR2 and an 8-bit EMIFA, and a VLYNQ and McBSP and McASP interface.