macrophage inhibitory cytokine 1

macrophage inhibitory cytokine 1

a member of the transforming growth factor β superfamily, this has Th2-type cytokine actions. It is strongly localized to the maternofetal interface and may play a role in favoring viability.
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Brown et al., "Serum macrophage inhibitory cytokine 1 as a marker of pancreatic and other periampullary cancers," Clinical Cancer Research, vol.
Jeon et al., "Adipocyte culture medium stimulates production of macrophage inhibitory cytokine 1 in MDA-MB-231 cells," Cancer Letters, vol.
Ward et al., "Measurement of serum levels of macrophage inhibitory cytokine 1 combined with prostate-specific antigen improves prostate cancer diagnosis," Clinical Cancer Research, vol.
8 August 2014 - Chinese research, appearing today in the journal BMC Cancer, has demonstrated that macrophage inhibitory cytokine 1 (MIC-1/GDF15) may be a new diagnostic serum biomarker in early detection and postoperative monitoring of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC).
Researchers from Monash University, Victoria, Australia, report that decreased levels of macrophage inhibitory cytokine 1 (MIC1) early in pregnancy are associated with an increased risk of miscarriage.

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