MIF(redirected from glycosylation-inhibiting factor)
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MIF test migration inhibitory factor test.
Abbreviation for migration-inhibitory factor.
abbreviation for macrophage inhibition factor. See macrophage migration inhibiting factor.
MIFA 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.
Genetic variations of MIF have been linked to an increase in susceptibility to juvenile rheumatoid arthritis.
1. melanocyte-stimulating hormone-inhibiting factor.
2. macrophage migration inhibition factor.