Modulation of Macrophage Phenotypes by Migration Inhibitory Factors

  • Clemens Sorg
  • Elmar Michels
  • Ursula Malorny
  • Christine Neumann
Part of the GWUMC Department of Biochemistry Annual Spring Symposia book series (GWUN)


Macrophage migration inhibitory factor (MIF) was originally defined by its inhibitory effect on random migration of macrophages (Bloom and Bennett, 1966; David, 1966). In the years after its discovery a number of other biological activities have been associated with MIF activity such as a number of macrophage-activating activities (David and Remold, 1976) and interferons (Neta and Salvin, 1982).


Migration Inhibitory Factor Murine Macrophage Macrophage Migration Inhibitory Factor Macrophage Phenotype Peritoneal Exudate Cell 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • Clemens Sorg
    • 1
  • Elmar Michels
    • 1
  • Ursula Malorny
    • 1
  • Christine Neumann
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Experimental DermatologyUniversitäts-HautklinikMünsterFederal Republic of Germany

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