Serum Macrophage Migration Inhibitory Factor as a Biomarker of Active Pulmonary Tuberculosis

@inproceedings{Shang2018SerumMM,
  title={Serum Macrophage Migration Inhibitory Factor as a Biomarker of Active Pulmonary Tuberculosis},
  author={Zhong-bo Shang and Jun Wang and Shou-gang Kuai and Yin-yin Zhang and Qin-fang Ou and Hao Pei and Lihua Huang},
  booktitle={Annals of laboratory medicine},
  year={2018}
}
BACKGROUND Macrophage migration inhibitory factor (MIF), a pro-inflammatory cytokine with chemokine-like functions, has been shown to play a central role in several acute and chronic inflammatory diseases. However, limited information is available regarding the use of MIF as an inflammatory pathway marker in patients with tuberculosis. This study aimed to… CONTINUE READING