Name : LIF, Mouse

Product Concentration :

Background :
Leukemia Inhibitory Factor (LIF) is a pleiotropic cytokine belonging to the long four-helix bundle cytokine superfamily. LIF shares tertiary structure with several other cytokines, including Interleukin-6 (IL-6), Oncostatin M, ciliary neurotropic factor, and cardiotrophin-1, and their functions in vivo are also redundant to some extent. LIF can bind to the common receptor of IL-6 subfamily, gp130, and then recruit its own receptor LIF Receptor to form a ternary complex. The basal expression of LIF in vivo is low; and its expression is induced by pro-inflammatory factors, including lipopolysaccharide, IL-1, and IL-17, and inhibited by anti-inflammatory agents, including IL-4 and IL-13. The functions of LIF include proliferation of primordial germ cells, regulation in blastocyst implantation and early pregnancy, and maintenance of pluripotent embryonic stem cells.

Biological Activity :
ED50 1.0 × 108 units/mg.

expression system :
E. coli

Tag :
LIF (Ser24-Phe203)Accession # P09056

Protein Accession No. :

Synonyms :
D factor; CDF; HILDA; D-FACTOR; Differentiation- stimulating factor; Melanoma-derived LPL inhibitor; MLPLI; Emfilermin; Leukemia inhibitory factor; DIA

Molecular Weight :
~19.9 kDa, on SDS-PAGE under reducing conditions.

Purity :
> 95% as analyzed by SDS-PAGE> 95% as analyzed by HPLC

Product Concentration :
Lyophilized after extensive dialysis against 50 mM Tris, 150 mM NaCl, pH 8.0.

Storage and Stability :
Upon receiving, this product remains stable for up to 6 months at lower than -70°C. Upon reconstitution, the product should be stable for up to 1 week at 4°C or up to 3 months at -20°C. For long term storage it is recommended that a carrier protein (example 0.1% BSA) be added. Avoid repeated freeze-thaw cycles.

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