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1. An imprecise term for a cytokine that activates macrophages (macrophage activating factor). Main example is interferon-γ although many other cytokines have this activity.

2. An oncogene identified in an avian musculoaponeurotic fibrosarcoma (v-maf) that encodes an activator subunit involved in binding to the nuclear factor erythroid-2 (NFE2) site. See c-maf; p18.

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