The Role of Macrophage Migration Inhibitory Factor in Remote Ischemic Postconditioning.


Department of Cardiology, Beijing Anzhen Hospital, Capital Medical University, Beijing, China. Electronic address: [Email]


Remote ischemic postconditioning (RIPostC) could reduce myocardial ischemia/reperfusion injury markedly. However, the mechanism of the protective signal transfer of RIPostC to the heart remains unclear. In this study, we hypothesize that macrophage migration inhibitory factor (MIF) plays an important role in the cardioprotection conferred by RIPostC.