Journal article

Pro-inflammatory action of MIF in acute myocardial infarction via activation of peripheral blood mononuclear cells.

David A White, Lu Fang, William Chan, Eric F Morand, Helen Kiriazis, Stephen J Duffy, Andrew J Taylor, Anthony M Dart, Xiao-Jun Du, Xiao-Ming Gao

PLoS One | Published : 2013


OBJECTIVES: Macrophage migration inhibitory factor (MIF), a pro-inflammatory cytokine, has been implicated in the pathogenesis of multiple inflammatory disorders. We determined changes in circulating MIF levels, explored the cellular source of MIF, and studied the role of MIF in mediating inflammatory responses following acute myocardial infarction (MI). METHODS AND RESULTS: We recruited 15 patients with MI, 10 patients with stable angina and 10 healthy volunteers and measured temporal changes of MIF in plasma. Expression of MIF, matrix metalloproteinase-9 (MMP-9) and interleukin-6 (IL-6) in cultured peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) and the media were measured by ELISA or real-time..

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