Bos taurus Gene: MIF
InnateDB Gene IDBG-637094.3
Last Modified 2014-10-13 [Report errors or provide feedback]
Gene Symbol MIF
Gene Name Macrophage migration inhibitory factor
Species Bos taurus
Ensembl Gene ENSBTAG00000007375
Encoded Proteins
Macrophage migration inhibitory factor
Protein Structure
Useful resources Stemformatics EHFPI ImmGen
InnateDB Annotation from Orthologs
[Mus musculus] Gm16379 (Mif) is a chemokine-like inflammatory mediator that triggers leukocyte recruitment by binding to Cxcr2 and Cxcr4.
[Homo sapiens] MIF is a chemokine-like inflammatory mediator that triggers leukocyte recruitment by binding to CXCR2 and CXCR4. (Demonstrated in murine model)
Entrez Gene
Summary This gene does not have any Entrez summary - the following is the summary from its human ortholog ENSG00000240972:
This gene encodes a lymphokine involved in cell-mediated immunity, immunoregulation, and inflammation. It 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 form a complex in the cytosol near the peripheral plasma membrane, which may indicate an additional role in integrin signaling pathways. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
Gene Information
Type Protein coding
Genomic Location Chromosome 17:73273379-73274171
Strand Forward strand
ENSBTAT00000009699 ENSBTAP00000009699
Number of Interactions This gene and/or its encoded proteins are associated with 0 experimentally validated interaction(s) in this database.
They are also associated with 34 interaction(s) predicted by orthology.
Predicted by orthology
Total 34 [view]
Gene Ontology

Molecular Function
Accession GO Term
GO:0004167 dopachrome isomerase activity
GO:0005102 receptor binding
GO:0005125 cytokine activity
GO:0005126 cytokine receptor binding
GO:0005515 protein binding
GO:0016853 isomerase activity
GO:0042056 chemoattractant activity
GO:0050178 phenylpyruvate tautomerase activity
Biological Process
GO:0001516 prostaglandin biosynthetic process
GO:0001934 positive regulation of protein phosphorylation
GO:0002376 immune system process
GO:0002906 negative regulation of mature B cell apoptotic process
GO:0006954 inflammatory response
GO:0007166 cell surface receptor signaling pathway
GO:0007569 cell aging
GO:0008283 cell proliferation
GO:0010629 negative regulation of gene expression
GO:0010739 positive regulation of protein kinase A signaling
GO:0019752 carboxylic acid metabolic process
GO:0030330 DNA damage response, signal transduction by p53 class mediator
GO:0030890 positive regulation of B cell proliferation
GO:0031666 positive regulation of lipopolysaccharide-mediated signaling pathway
GO:0032269 negative regulation of cellular protein metabolic process
GO:0033033 negative regulation of myeloid cell apoptotic process
GO:0033138 positive regulation of peptidyl-serine phosphorylation
GO:0042127 regulation of cell proliferation
GO:0042327 positive regulation of phosphorylation
GO:0043066 negative regulation of apoptotic process
GO:0043406 positive regulation of MAP kinase activity
GO:0043518 negative regulation of DNA damage response, signal transduction by p53 class mediator
GO:0045087 innate immune response
GO:0048146 positive regulation of fibroblast proliferation
GO:0050715 positive regulation of cytokine secretion
GO:0050731 positive regulation of peptidyl-tyrosine phosphorylation
GO:0050918 positive chemotaxis
GO:0061078 positive regulation of prostaglandin secretion involved in immune response
GO:0061081 positive regulation of myeloid leukocyte cytokine production involved in immune response
GO:0070207 protein homotrimerization
GO:0070374 positive regulation of ERK1 and ERK2 cascade
GO:0071157 negative regulation of cell cycle arrest
GO:0090238 positive regulation of arachidonic acid secretion
GO:0090344 negative regulation of cell aging
GO:1902166 negative regulation of intrinsic apoptotic signaling pathway in response to DNA damage by p53 class mediator
GO:2000343 positive regulation of chemokine (C-X-C motif) ligand 2 production
Cellular Component
GO:0005576 extracellular region
GO:0005615 extracellular space
GO:0005737 cytoplasm
GO:0009986 cell surface
GO:0070062 extracellular vesicular exosome
Mus musculus
Homo sapiens
Gene ID
Gene Order
Pathway Predictions based on Human Orthology Data
Tyrosine metabolism pathway
Phenylalanine metabolism pathway
Phenylalanine metabolism pathway
Tyrosine metabolism pathway
UniProt Splice Variant
Entrez Gene
RefSeq NM_001033608
RNA Seq Atlas