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LIF Protein, Human

Cat. No.: HY-P7049
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LIF Protein, Human is a lymphoid factor involved in various neural and inflammatory processes such as the acute-phase reaction, tissue damage, and infection.

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LIF Protein, Human is a lymphoid factor involved in various neural and inflammatory processes such as the acute-phase reaction, tissue damage, and infection.


Leukemia Inhibitory Factor has been shown to possess a remarkable variety of actions. It releases calcium from bone tissue, and is the differentiation inhibitory factor preventing spontaneous differentiation in normal embryonic stem cells[1]. Leukemia inhibitory factor (LIF) is a neuropoietic cytokine involved in both the neural and immune responses to injury. Its levels are increased in a variety of animal and human inflammatory conditions. Administration of Leukemia Inhibitory Factor can suppress inflammatory signs in some cases, for instance after intratracheal lipopolysaccharide-induced inflammation. Leukemia Inhibitory Factor also increases corticosterone levels via the hypothalamo-pituitary-adrenal axis. Other evidence suggests, that it can also act as a proinflammatory cytokine. Exogenously added Leukemia Inhibitory Factor induces acute phase protein expression and stimulates the production of proinflammatory cytokines and monocyte chemoattractants[2].

Biological Activity

1.The ED50 is <0.2 ng/mL as measured by TF-I cells, corresponding to a specific activity of >5 × 106 units/mg.
2.Measured in a cell proliferation assay using TF‑1 human erythroleukemic cells. The ED50 for this effect is 25-150 pg/mL.




E. coli


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P15018 (S23-F202)

Gene ID
rHuLIF; Differentiation-stimulating Factor; D factor; MLPLI
AA Sequence


Molecular Weight

18-20 kDa


Greater than 95% as determined by reducing SDS-PAGE.


Lyophilized powder


Lyophilized after extensive dialysis against PBS.

Endotoxin Level

<0.2 EU/μg, determined by LAL method.


It is not recommended to reconstitute to a concentration less than 100 μg/mL in ddH2O. For long term storage it is recommended to add a carrier protein (0.1% BSA, 5% HSA, 10% FBS or 5% Trehalose).

Storage & Stability

Stored at -20°C. After reconstitution, it is stable at 4°C for 1 week or -20°C for longer. It is recommended to freeze aliquots at -20°C or -80°C for extended storage.


Room temperature in continental US; may vary elsewhere.

Help & FAQs
  • Do most proteins show cross-species activity?

    Species cross-reactivity must be investigated individually for each product. Many human cytokines will produce a nice response in mouse cell lines, and many mouse proteins will show activity on human cells. Other proteins may have a lower specific activity when used in the opposite species.

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The reconstitution calculator equation

Volume (to add to vial) = Mass (in vial) ÷ Desired Reconstitution Concentration

Volume (to add to vial) = Mass (in vial) ÷ Desired Reconstitution Concentration
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The dilution calculator equation

Concentration (start) × Volume (start) = Concentration (final) × Volume (final)

This equation is commonly abbreviated as: C1V1 = C2V2

Concentration (start) × Volume (start) = Concentration (final) × Volume (final)
× = ×
C1   V1   C2   V2

The specific activity calculator equation

Specific Activity (Unit/mg) = 106 ÷ Biological Activity (ED50)

Specific Activity (Unit/mg) = 106 ÷ Biological Activity (ED50)
Unit/mg = 106 ÷ ng/mL

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