GIF

(redirected from Graphics Interchange Format)
Also found in: Dictionary, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

macrophage migration inhibitory factor

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

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

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

GIF,

References in periodicals archive ?
Various data formats used to create Web pages or post documents to Web sites, such as HTML, XML, Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF), word processing documents (such as Microsoft Word), or graphics interchange format (GIF), should be familiar to team members.
GIF - means Graphics Interchange Format, usually a photo of a member and his/her kids, dog, etc.
Through the utilization of artificial intelligence, the patent-pending technology performs a real-time analysis of digitized images transmitted over the Internet, including Joint Photographic Experts Group (JPEG) and Graphics Interchange Format (GIF) graphic image files.
Additionally a writer plug-in is supplied for the Graphics Interchange Format (GIF).
Animation Ad: Ad created using the Graphics Interchange Format (GIF) that allows advertisers to create simple animated images.