migration-inhibitory factor

(redirected from inhibition factor)

mi·gra·tion-in·hib·i·tor·y fac·tor (MIF),

a soluble, nondialyzable substance that is produced by sensitized lymphocytes (that is, lymphocytes from a sensitized animal) when exposed to the specific antigen, and that causes adherence and inhibition of migration of macrophages.
Synonym(s): inhibition factor
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While looking into p53, the researchers found a pseudogene, called leukemia inhibition factor 6 (LIF6).
The present findings are related with Aryantha and coworkers study (18), where they observed the presence of lactic acid in the medium becomes an inhibition factor for the growth of A.
Finally, to tap the Inhibition factor, we chose the Stroop task, the Matching Familiar Figures Test-20 (MFFT20) and the Porteus maze.
Some of these defector molecules, migration inhibition factor (MIF) a lymphokine, inhibit the migration of macrophages in the same culture medium [11].
Based on the hypothesis that the sulfate is important for the anticoagulant and antithrombotic actions (MOURAO & PEREIRA, 1999; FONSECA et al., 2008; MELO & MOURAO, 2008), we performed an inhibition factor IIa by AT assay in the presence of the [SP.sub.2] fraction.
In order to remove the non-specific inhibition factor, 1 mg/mL BSA (final dose) was add to the reaction system.
However, it showed high urinary iodide, suggesting the high iodine uptake could easily have upset the inhibition factor of the perchlorate.
When Mimivirus was used as an antigen in a migration inhibition factor assay, sero-conversion was found in patients with both community- and hospital-acquired pneumonia.
Therefore, these stretches can be used in the midst of competition to relieve cramping and tightness, by increasing--not decreasing--localized blood flow as well as the reciprocal inhibition factor.
Macrophage migration inhibition factor in the patient's blood in the presence of enalapril was positive.
For the inhibition factor, statistically significant difference was only found between the ADHD + learning difficulties group and pure ADHD group (A > B) (17.70 [+ or -] 4.77 vs.