"Macrophage-Activating Factors" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
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Factors secreted by stimulated lymphocytes that prime macrophages to become nonspecifically cytotoxic to tumors. They also modulate the expression of macrophage cell surface Ia antigens. One MAF is INTERFERON-GAMMA. Other factors antigenically distinct from IFN-gamma have also been identified.
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