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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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It could be strengthened, however, by the inclusions of more of the terms used in the text, such as GIF (Graphics Interchange Format) and JPEG (Joint Photographic Experts Group).
GIF: Graphics Interchange Format, the most commonly used image format found on the Internet.
Washington: The Graphics Interchange Format (gif) - just long enough to convey a single emotional gesture, and simple enough to cross linguistic and cultural barriers - has marched to the front line of online expression around the world.
The Kapamilya star currently portraying Pangako Sa'Yo's "Eduardo Buenavista" was featured in a BuzzFeed article complete with GIFs or photos in graphics interchange format claiming how good-looking and sexy he is even at the onset of old age.
On Tuesday, the New York Times published a ( story on Steve Wilhite -- the creator of the GIF, or Graphics Interchange Format -- being honored for his role in creating the ubiquitous file format back in 1987.