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Novel Role for Macrophage Migration Inhibitory Factor in the Regulation of Inflammation

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posted on 2020-10-04, 23:24 authored by SHAHRZAD ZAMANITAGHIZADEH RABE
Macrophage migration inhibitory factor (MIF) has been reported to be involved in inflammatory responses and wound healing. My findings indicated a significant correlation between MIF release and lytic but not apoptotic forms of cell death in THP-1 monocytes. In addition, a variable role for MIF in TLR4 induced type I interferon and TNF-α production was demonstrated in both macrophages and dendritic cells. In addition, a possible role for MIF tautomerase function was suggested. My findings for the first time shed new light on the novel role of MIF as a potential DAMP molecule.


Principal supervisor

Nicole De Weerd

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Department, School or Centre

Molecular and Translational Sciences

Campus location



Master of Biomedical Science

Degree Type



Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

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