Leukemia inhibitory factor (LIF) is a member of the interleukin 6 (IL-6) family that is made by a variety of adult and embryonic tissues. LIF signals through the glycoprotein 130 (gp130)/LIF receptor (LIFR) heterodimer to activate STAT3 and MAPK signaling. LIF functions during hematopoietic differentiation, neuronal cell differentiation, kidney development, and inflammatory processes. Human LIF may also be an important factor during human embryonic stem cell (hESC) self-renewal, pluripotency, and embryonic implantation.
>90% by SDS-PAGE and analyzed by silver stain.
<0.1 EU/µg as determined by the LAL method
The biological activity was determined by the induction of endothelial cell sprouting as described in Korff et al., 2001.
Protein Accession No.
Amino Acid Sequence
MSPLPITPVN ATCAIRHPCH NNLMNQIRSQ LAQLNGSANA LFILYYTAQG EPFPNNLDKL CGPNVTDFPP FHANGTEKAK LVELYRIVVY LGTSLGNITR DQKILNPSAL SLHSKLNATA DILRGLLSNV LCRLCSKYHV GHVDVTYGPD TSGKDVFQKK KLGCQLLGKY KQIIAVLAQA F
State of Matter
Storage and Stability
The lyophilized protein should be stored desiccated at -20°C. The reconstituted protein can be stored for at least one week at 4°C. For long-term storage of the reconstituted protein, aliquot into working volumes and store at -20°C in a manual defrost freezer. Avoid Repeated Freeze Thaw Cycles.
Country of Origin
Next Day Ambient
NCBI Gene Bank
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