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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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"You've probably sent some form of advertising via GIFs."
the ability to add GIFs in comments for all people on Facebook globally.
This option is great not only for GIF and PNG file generation, but also for saving files at smaller, more shareable sizes.
The good news for journalists is it has never been easier to make your own GIFs. There are many online tools, like GIFsoup and MakeAGif, that support building GIFs from uploaded video and images.
Sholim, whose GIFs feel like a Max Ernst collage crossed with one of Terry Gilliam's animations from Monty Python's Flying Circus.
Based on collaboration between its partners, pooling expertise and resources to help address regulatory, design and financing issues, the GIF will help governments plan, structure and importantly attract funding to deliver essential infrastructure.
A Pinterest spokesperson has confirmed that the company is testing out the new feature: "We're always working on ways to help people discover and save the things they love, which can include animated GIFs. We've heard from the community that they'd like the ability to post and view GIFs as Pins, so we're testing ways to make that happen." The spokesperson also declined to comment on when the feature will be formally announced and rolled out to all users, if at all.
Moving the Still will culminate with a Miami Art Week exhibition, where 25 pieces will be projected onto screens and presented alongside contextual material on the history of the GIF.
Yes, gif, as in graphic interchange format - a technology term akin to jpeg, and which is completely lacking in likeability.
Optimism surrounds GIF as 110 companies from 20 countries signed up to showcase their offerings by the end of 2011 with several more likely to come aboard, surpassing the 2011 figure of 107 exhibitors from 16 countries.
(a) IFGcl(A) = [intersection]{G : G is a GIF closed set in X and A [subset or equal to]G}.
GIF 2012 is being organised as Northern Gulf governments spearhead multi-billion dollar industrial investments.