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MIF (Macrophage Migration Inhibitory Factor) Antibody [MIF/3489]

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Catalog Number Formulation Size Price
Purified Ab with BSA and Azide at 200ug/ml
Purified Ab with BSA and Azide at 200ug/ml
Purified Ab WITHOUT BSA and Azide at 1.0mg/ml
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Applications & Dilutions

Applications Tested Dillution Protocol Note
Immunohistochemistry (IHC)
30 min at RT. Staining of formalin-fixed tissues requires heating tissue sections in 10mM Tris with 1mM EDTA, pH 9.0, for 45 min at 95°C followed by cooling at RT for 20 minutes
Western Blot (WB)


Macrophage migration inhibitory factor, known as MIF or glycosylationinhibiting factor, is a secreted, homotrimeric, pro-inflammatory cytokine that modulates macrophage and T cell function and is an important regulator of host response to infection. MIF is expressed at sites of inflammation, which suggests that it plays a role in regulating macrophage function in host defense. MIF is produced by the pituitary gland and is found in monocytes, macrophages, differentiating immunological cells in the eye lens and brain, and fibroblasts. Elevated levels of MIF protein are detected in the plasma of patients with severe sepsis or septic shock, a condition where MIF influences endotoxic shock by enhancing the production of other inflammatory cytokines including tumor necrosis factor 伪 (TNF伪), interleukin-1 (IL-1) and interferon-纬 (IFN-纬). MIF promotes the systemic inflammatory response by counter-regulating glucocorticoid-mediated inhibition of immune-cell activation and proinflammatory cytokine production. MIF may mediate tissue destruction through the induction of proteinases.

Product Properties & Targets

Antibody Type
Species Reactivity
Isotype / Light Chain
IgG2a / Kappa
Cellular Localization
Cytoplasm, Secreted
Gene Name
Positive Control
Human tonsil, thymus or prostate.
Recombinant fragment of human MIF protein (exact sequence is proprietary)
Alternate Names
Macrophage migration inhibitory factor, Glycosylation-inhibiting factor, L-dopachrome isomerase, L-dopachrome tautomerase, Phenylpyruvate tautomerase, GIF; GLIF; Glycosylation inhibiting factor; L-dopachrome isomerase; L-dopachrome tautomerase; Macrophage migration inhibitory factor (glycosylation-inhibiting factor); MIF; MIF protein; MMIF; Phenylpyruvate tautomerase

Database Links

Entrez Gene ID

Additional Information

Chromosome Location
Mol. Weight of Antigen


  • Pro-inflammatory cytokine involved in the innate immune response to bacterial pathogens (PubMed:15908412, PubMed:17443469, PubMed:23776208). The expression of MIF at sites of inflammation suggests a role as mediator in regulating the function of macrophages in host defense (PubMed:15908412, PubMed:17443469, PubMed:23776208). Counteracts the anti-inflammatory activity of glucocorticoids (PubMed:15908412, PubMed:17443469, PubMed:23776208). Has phenylpyruvate tautomerase and dopachrome tautomerase activity (in vitro), but the physiological substrate is not known (PubMed:11439086, PubMed:17526494). It is not clear whether the tautomerase activity has any physiological relevance, and whether it is important for cytokine activity (PubMed:11439086, PubMed:17526494).

Key References

  • Weiser, W.Y., et al. 1989. Molecular cloning of a cDNA encoding a humanmacrophage migration inhibitory factor. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 86:7522-7526.

Storage & Stability

Antibody with azide - store at 2 to 8 °C. Antibody without azide - store at -20 to -80 °C. Antibody is stable for 24 months. Non-hazardous. No MSDS required.


This antibody is available for research use only and is not approved for use in diagnosis.

Supplied as

200ug/ml of Ab purified from Bioreactor Concentrate by Protein A/G. Prepared in 10mM PBS with0.05% BSA & 0.05% azide. Also available WITHOUT BSA & azide at 1.0mg/ml.


There are no warranties, expressed or implied, which extend beyond this description. Company is not liable for any personal injury or economic loss resulting from this product.


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