STRING 9.05 
MIF [ENSP00000215754]
macrophage migration inhibitory factor (glycosylation-inhibiting factor); Pro-inflammatory cytokine. Involved in the innate immune response to bacterial pathogens. The expression of MIF at sites of inflammation suggests a role as mediator in regulating the function of macrophages in host defense. Counteracts the anti- inflammatory activity of glucocorticoids. Has phenylpyruvate tautomerase and dopachrome tautomerase activity (in vitro), but the physiological substrate is not known. It is not clear whether the tautomerase activity has any physiological relevance, and whether it is impor [...]
CD74 [ENSP00000009530]
CD74 molecule, major histocompatibility complex, class II invariant chain; Plays a critical role in MHC class II antigen processing by stabilizing peptide-free class II alpha/beta heterodimers in a complex soon after their synthesis and directing transport of the complex from the endoplasmic reticulum to compartments where peptide loading of class II takes place. Serves as cell surface receptor for the cytokine MIF
Evidence suggesting a functional link:
Neighborhood in the Genome:  
none / insignificant.
Gene Fusions:  
none / insignificant.
Cooccurence Across Genomes:  
none / insignificant.
none / insignificant.
Experimental/Biochemical Data:   yes (score 0.621).  
Association in Curated Databases:  
none / insignificant.
Co-Mentioned in PubMed Abstracts:   yes (score 0.583).  
Combined Score:
Evidence for specific actions:
Binding:yes (score: 0.621)