Plant-derived anti-inflammatory compounds affect MIF tautomerase activity.

Abstract

The cytokine macrophage migration inhibitory factor (MIF) has recently emerged as a crucial factor in the pathogenesis of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). It is debated whether the MIF mediated tautomeric conversion of either phenylpyruvate or of its other phenolic substrates is implicated in the pro-inflammatory action of this cytokine. Traditional herbal… (More)

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