Meaning of autocrine motility factor in English:

autocrine motility factor

noun

Physiology
  • A cytokine that stimulates the motility of cells (typically malignant tumour cells) that produce it.

    Autocrine motility factor has now been shown to be identical with phosphoglucose isomerase, an enzyme involved in glycolysis and gluconeogenesis.

Origin

1980s; earliest use found in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America.