Expression pattern of macrophage migration inhibitory factor during embryogenesis

Shigetoshi Kobayashi, Kazuhito Satomura, Jeffrey M. Levsky, Taduru Sreenath, Graeme J. Wistow, Ichiro Semba, Lillian Shum, Harold C. Slavkin, Ashok B. Kulkarni

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Although macrophage migration inhibitory factor (MIF) was originally identified as a lymphokine that inhibits the migration of macrophages, its ubiquitous expression suggests it may have a role beyond the immune system. Here we report a detailed characterization of MIF expression during mouse embryogenesis. The MIF expression pattern was found to parallel tissues specification and organogenesis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)153-156
Number of pages4
JournalMechanisms of Development
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - Jun 1 1999
Externally publishedYes


  • Cytokine
  • Embryogenesis
  • Macrophage migration inhibitory factor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Embryology
  • Developmental Biology


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