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Immunity. 2007 Mar;26(3):281-5.

Macrophage migration inhibitory factor: a probable link between inflammation and cancer.

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Department of Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT 06520, USA. richard.bucala@yale.edu

Abstract

The pleiotropic effects of macrophage migration inhibitory factor (MIF) place it in a central position in the immunopathogenesis of many diseases. Here we discuss the current understanding of MIF's role and highlight it as a potential link between inflammatory activation and malignant progression.

PMID:
17376392
DOI:
10.1016/j.immuni.2007.03.005
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