macrophage migration inhibiting factor

macrophage migration inhibiting factor

Etymology: Gk, makros, large; phagein, to eat; L, migrare, to wander, inhibere, to restrain, facere, to make
a lymphokine produced by leukocytes that immobilizes macrophages after contact with an antigen. Also called leukocyte migration inhibition factor, macrophage inhibition factor (MIF).
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