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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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El tratamiento con la metformina, un farmaco anti-diabetes, disminuye las concentraciones plasmaticas del MIF de 2,3 [+ o -] 1,4 a 1,6 [+ o -] 1,2 ng/mL, en individuos con obesidad despues de una intervencion de 6 semanas.
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The production of NO and its inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS) are consequently increased after inhibiting or blocking MIF during infection (4).
In the MIF model, the robust "sandwich estimator" (White 1982; Liang and Zeger 1986) is used to correct the covarianee matrix of the parameter estimates for the clustering of observations within centers.
In the MIF assay, samples from 21 patients showed positive antibody titers (both IgG and IgM) to O.
MIF doesn't act alone, the researchers discovered when they took progenitor cells from the bone marrow of mice and allowed the cells to grow both with and without MIF and two other immune factors, TNF[alpha] and IFN[gamma].
The aims of the current study were to develop and validate a multiplex panel to measure suPAR, sTREM-1, and MIF and to use this panel in combination with a commercially available interleukin-1[beta] (IL-1[beta]), IL-6, IL-8, granulocyte/macrophage colony-stimulating factor (GM-CSF), and tumor necrosis factor-[alpha] (TNF-[alpha]) 5-plex assay.
MIF is a fairly recent discovery; and it has attracted wide attention among immunologists and infectious-disease researchers.
MIF is produced endogenously by a number of different immune cells and appears to block the action of cortisol.
BRC deputy director general Mark Bradshaw said: "The OFT got it right by identifying the MIF as a tax on retail transactions paid for by consumers.
The MIF program represents an important addition to AVANIR's development pipeline and provides an additional opportunity to capitalize on the company's drug development expertise.