LIF (human) (rec.) (His)
|Synonyms||Leukemia Inhibitory Factor; Differentiation-stimulating Factor; D Factor; Melanoma-derived LPL Inhibitor; MLPLI; HILDA|
|Source/Host||HEK 293 cells|
|Sequence||Human LIF (aa 23-202) is fused at the C-terminus to a His-tag.|
|Biological Activity||Determined by its ability to stimulate the proliferation of human TF-1 cells. The expected ED50 is ≤ 0.1 ng/ml, corresponding to a specific activity of ≥ 1 x 107 units/mg.|
|Endotoxin Content||<0.01EU/μg purified protein (LAL test; Lonza).|
Reconstitute 10µg vial with 100 µl sterile water to a concentration of 0.1mg/ml.
Reconstitute 50µg vial with 100 µl sterile water to a concentration of 0.5mg/ml.
Add 1X PBS to the desired protein concentration.
|Formulation||Lyophilized from 0.2μm-filtered solution in PBS.|
|Other Product Data||NCBI reference NP_002300.1: LIF (human)|
|Shipping and Handling|
|Short Term Storage||+4°C|
|Long Term Storage||-20°C|
After reconstitution, prepare aliquots and store at -20°C.
Avoid freeze/thaw cycles.
Centrifuge lyophilized vial before opening and reconstitution.
PBS containing at least 0.1% BSA should be used for further dilutions.
Stable for at least 1 year after receipt when stored at -20°C.
Working aliquots are stable for up to 3 months when stored at -20°C.
|Product Specification Sheet|
LIF has the capacity to induce terminal differentiation in leukemic cells. Its activities also include the induction of hematopoietic differentiation in normal and myeloid leukemia cells, the induction of neuronal cell differentiation and the stimulation of acute-phase protein synthesis in hepatocytes. LIF activates JAK & STAT signaling in human embryonic stem (ES) cells, but this pathway does not maintain pluripotency in these cells, which instead rely on FGF2-mediated ERK signaling. By contrast, mouse ES cells can be maintained by LIF-mediated JAK & STAT signaling. LIF binds to a high affinity heterodimeric receptor complex consisting of two proteins: LIF-R α that binds LIF with low affinity and the 130kDa (gp130) subunit that by itself does not bind LIF, but is required for high affinity binding of LIF.