Role of macrophage migration inhibitory factor in bleomycin-induced lung injury and fibrosis in mice.

Macrophage migration inhibitory factor (MIF) is a unique cytokine that reportedly overrides the anti-inflammatory effect of endogenous glucocorticoids. MIF has been demonstrated to be involved in a variety of inflammatory diseases. In this study, we examined the role of MIF in bleomycin (BLM)-induced lung injury and fibrosis. The levels of MIF in lung… CONTINUE READING