Macrophage Migration Inhibitory Factor (MIF)

Macrophage Migration Inhibitory Factor (MIF) is a nonglycosylated polypeptide expressed by several cells of the immune system. It is also expressed in the epithelial linings of the lung, skin, and gastrointestinal tract, as well as the adrenal and pituitary glands. MIF levels are known to increase in patients with sepsis or septic shock. MIF is a key cytokine in inflammatory diseases including rheumatoid arthritis and atherosclerosis.

Swiss-Prot Accession Number: P14174


Myriad RBM Publications Publications
Dendritic cell immunotherapy followed by cART interruption during HIV-1 infection induces plasma protein markers of cellular immunity and neutrophil recruitment (2018) van den Ham HJ, Cooper J, Tomasik J, Bahn S, Aerts J, Oseterhaus A, Gruters R, Andeweg A PLoS One
High false-positive rate of a putative biomarker test to aid in the diagnosis of schizophrenia (2016) Wehler CA, Preskorn, SH Journal of Clinical Psychiatry
Variation in Serum Biomarkers with Sex and Female Hormonal Status: Implications for Clinical Tests (2016) Ramsey JM, Cooper JD, Penninx BWJH, Bahn S Scientific Reports
Serum Proteomic Profiling of Major Depressive Disorder (2015) Bot M, Chan MK, Jansen R, Lamers F, Vogelzangs N, Steiner J, Leweke FM, Rothermundt M, Cooper J, Bahn S, Penninx BWJH Translational Psychiatry
Development of a Blood-Based Molecular Biomarker Test for Identification of Schizophrenia before Disease Onset (2015) Chan MK, Krebs MO, Cox D, Guest PC, Yolken RH, Rahmoune H, Rothermundt M, Steiner J, Leweke FM, Van Beveren NJM, Niebuhr DW, Weber NS, Cowan DN, Suarez-Pinilla P, Crespo-Facorro B, Mam-Lam-Fook C, Bourgin J, Wenstrup RJ, Kaldate RR, Cooper JD, Bahn S Translational Psychiatry
Proteomic changes in serum of first onset, antidepressant drug-naïve major depression patients. (2014) Stelzhammer V, Haenisch F, Chan MK, Cooper JD, Steiner J, Steeb H, Martins-de-Souza D, Rahmoune H, Guest PC, Bahn S. Int J Neuropsychopharmacol. 2014 Oct;17(10):1599-608. doi: 10.1017/S1461145714000819. Epub 2014 Jun 5.
Allogeneic mesenchymal stem cell infusion for the stabilization of focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (2013) Belingheri M, Lazzari L, Parazzi V, Groppali E, Biagi E, Gaipa G, Giordano R, Rastaldi MP, Croci D, Biondi A, Rebulla P, Edefonti A, Ghio L Biologicals. 2013 Oct 14. pii: S1045-1056(13)00111-5. doi: 10.1016/j.biologicals.2013.09.004
Identification of Subgroups of Schizophrenia Patients with Changes in Either Immune or Growth Factor and Hormonal Pathways (2013) Schwarz E, Van Beveren NJM, Ramsey J, Leweke FM, Rothermundt M, Bogerts B, Steiner J, Guest PC, Bahn S Schizophrenia Bulletin
Biomarkers and Depressive Symptoms in Older Women with and without Cognitive Impairment (2012) Hall JR, Johnson LA, Vo HT, Barber RC, Winter AS, O’Bryant SE Journal of Behavioral and Brain Science, 2012, 2, 276-281
Blood profiling of proteins and steroids during weight maintenance with manipulation of dietary protein level and glycaemic index (2012) Wang P, Holst C, Astrup A, Bouwman FG, van Otterdijk S, Wodzig WK, Andersen MR, van Baak MA, Rasmussen LG, Martinez JA, Jebb SA, Pfeiffer AF, Kafatos A, Handjieva-Darlenska T, Hlavaty P, Saris WH, Mariman EC Br J Nutr. 2012 Jan;107(1):106-19
Peripheral profiling analysis for bipolar disorder reveals markers associated with reduced cell survival (2011) Herberth M, Koethe D, Levin Y, Schwarz E, Krzyszton ND, Schoeffmann S, Ruh H, Rahmoune H, Kranaster L, Schoenborn T, Leweke MF, Guest PC, Bahn S Proteomics 11: 94-105.
Multiplexed Immunoassay Panel Identifies Novel CSF Biomarkers for Alzheimer's Disease Diagnosis and Prognosis (2011) Craig-Schapiro R, Kuhn M, Xiong C, Pickering EH, Liu J, Misko TP, Perrin RJ, Bales KR, Soares H, Fagan AM, Holtzman DM PLoS One. 2011 Apr 19;6(4):e18850
Biomarkers and Depressive Symptoms in a Sample of Cognitively Intact and Alzheimer’s Disease Elderly Males (2011) Hall JR, Vo HT, Johnson LA, Winter S, Barber RC, O’Bryant SE Neuroscience & Medicine, 2011, 2, 306-312
Validation of a Blood-Based Laboratory Test to Aid in the Confirmation of a Diagnosis of Schizophrenia (2010) Schwarz E, Izmailov R, Spain M, Barnes A, Mapes JP, Guest PC, Rahmoune H, Pietsch S, Leweke FM, Rothermundt M, Steiner J, Koethe D, Kranaster L, Ohrmann P, Suslow T, Levin Y, Bogerts B, (JM) van Beveren N, McAllister G, Weber N, Niebuhr D, Cowan D, Yolken RH, Bahn S Biomark Insights5: 39–47.