Gene polymorphisms of the macrophage migration inhibitory factor and acute pancreatitis.

@article{Makhija2007GenePO,
  title={Gene polymorphisms of the macrophage migration inhibitory factor and acute pancreatitis.},
  author={Rohit Makhija and A. Kingsnorth and Andrew Demaine},
  journal={JOP : Journal of the pancreas},
  year={2007},
  volume={8 3},
  pages={289-95}
}
CONTEXT Macrophage migration inhibitory factor (MIF) is a proinflammatory cytokine that is released by macrophages and lymphocytes and plays an important pathogenetic role in acute pancreatitis. It is present in large amounts in the serum and ascitic fluid in rats with experimental pancreatitis and its levels are elevated in humans with pancreatitis… CONTINUE READING