Human MIF ELISA Kit - 1 Kit (96 Wells)Our Human MIF ELISA Kit is a sandwich ELISA intended for the quantitative determination of human MIF in cell culture supernates, serum, plasma (heparin, EDTA) and human milk.
Macrophage migration inhibitory factor(MIF) is a protein which in humans is encoded by the MIF gene.1, 2 This gene is located to human chromosome 22q11.2.3 It is remarkably small; it has 3 exons separated by introns of only 189 and 95 bp, and covers less than 1 kb.4 This gene encodes a lymphokine that may be involved in cell-mediated immunity, immunoregulation, and inflammation.5 MIF plays a role in the regulation of macrophage function in host defense through the suppression of anti-inflammatory effects of glucocorticoids. This lymphokine and the JAB1 protein might form a complex in the cytosol near the peripheral plasma membrane, which may possibly indicate a role in integrin signaling pathways. MIF also plays a central role in the toxic response to endotoxemia and possibly septic shock.Macrophage migration inhibitory factor has been reported to interact with COP9 constitutive photomorphogenic homolog subunit 5, CD74, BNIPL, and CXCR4. The standard product used in this kit is recombinant human MIF, consisting of 115 amino acids with the molecular mass of 12.5kDa.