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MIF

Basics

Aliases:
This biomarker is also known as:
  • GLIF,
  • Glycosylation-inhibiting factor,
  • phenylpyruvate tautomerase,
  • GIF,
  • macrophage migration inhibitory factor,
  • MMIF,
  • L-dopachrome tautomerase,
  • macrophage migration inhibitory factor (glycosylation-inhibiting factor),
  • L-dopachrome isomerase,

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Description…

MIF, a lymphokine involved in cell-mediated immunity, immunoregulation, and inflammation, plays a role in the regulation of macrophage function in host defense through the suppression of anti-inflammatory effects of glucocorticoids. This lymphokine and the JAB1 protein form a complex in the cytosol near the peripheral plasma membrane, which may indicate an additional role in integrin signaling pathways. MIF is also closely related to tumorigenesis.

Attributes

QA State: Curated
Type: Protein
Short Name:
HGNC Name: MIF

Datasets

There are no datasets associated with this biomarker.

Organs

The following organs have data associated with this biomarker…

Lung

Attributes

Phase: One
QA State: Under Review

Overview

Reports have demonstrated that MIF expression is increased in premalignant, malignant, and metastatic tumors and a potential therapeutic target in NSCLC.

Performance Comment

MIF belongs to a 9-member panel that provides a quantitative measure of the probability of having lung cancer that goes beyond the histological evaluation of preinvasive lesions. The identified members of the panel are TMSB4X (Thymosin beta-4), Ubiquitin, des-ubiquitin, ACBP, CSTA, Cytochrome C, and MIF.

Ovary

Attributes

Phase: Three
QA State: Curated

Overview

MIF RNAi significantly inhibited MIF expression in HO-8910 and OVCAR-3 cells and decreased cell proliferation of the two cells (P<0.05). Positive expression of MIF protein was detected in 53.5% of ovarian carcinoma tissues and was positively correlated to clinical stages of patients (P<0.01).

Performance Comment

Of the 28 ovarian cancer biomarkers tested in prediagnostic specimens, from the PLCO, CA125 remains the single best biomarker for ovarian cancer and has its strongest signal within six months of diagnosis. MIF alone was not a strong predictor.

Studies

This biomarker is currently being annotated or is under review. You must be logged in or do not have permission to view any additional information. Contact Heather Kincaid at heather.kincaid@jpl.nasa.gov if you should have access to this biomarker.

2015 Steering Committee Meeting

The next EDRN Steering Committee Meeting will take place March 31st through April 2nd, 2015, in Atlanta, Georgia.

Announcement 02/12/2015

Please register for the 29th EDRN Steering Committee Meeting in Atlanta, GA from March 31-April 2, 2015. The registration page has information about booking hotel rooms and a draft agenda of the meeting.

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