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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's great to see WebP improving and responding to feedback.
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For more information about Work Readiness initiatives, contact WEBP's Eastern Area Office on 01926 413255 or e-mail
The 2008 Employer Conference will be an opportunity for businesses not familiar with the breadth of work of the WEBP to find out more about how they can support the skills agenda and shape the UK's future workforce.
The WEBP is part of Warwickshire County Council, brokering links with businesses and schools and putting on events for pupils in schools, helping prepare young people for their adult and working life.
Alison Jack, who has co-ordinated the WEBP project, said: "It has been a roaring success and we are very grateful for the input from local firms.
The group of four and five-year-olds joined the castle's general manager Sarah Montgomery for the lunch, organised to celebrate WEBP's 10th anniversary.
Angie Maffey, of WEBP, said: "They had to take into consideration the importance of team work, communication and listening skills.
David Hopkins, from WEBP, said: ``The children at the school seem to have really enjoyed the workshop and I am sure that it will be a success in other schools as well.