- M1506B09 (See other available formats)
- Other Names
- Leukemia inhibitory factor, HILDA (human interleukin in DA cells), MLPLI (melanoma-derived LPL inhibitor), DIA (differentiation-inducing factor)
- Rat IgG2a
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Leukemia inhibitory factor (LIF) is a pleiotropic cytokine that belongs to the IL-6 receptor family. It binds to a heterodimeric membrane receptor made up of a LIF-specific subunit, gp190, and the subunit gp130. The LIF complex receptor signals though STAT3 and JAK kinases. LIF expression has been observed in various tissues including the thymus, lung, and neuronal tissue. LIF displays diverse biological effects, but is best known for its ability to inhibit the differentiation of embryonic stem cells in mice and contributes to stem cell self-renewal. It is involved in the induction of hematopoietic differentiation in normal and myeloid leukemia cells, as well as the induction of neuronal cell differentiation. It also regulates mesenchymal to epithelial conversion during kidney development, and also may have a role in immune tolerance at the maternal-fetal interface. LIF can be upregulated by pro-inflammatory cytokines such as TNF-α and IL-17. Elevated levels of LIF have been found in cases of rheumatoid arthritis, neural injury, systemic inflammation, and tuberculosis.Product Details
- Mouse, Human
- Antibody Type
- Host Species
- Recombinant mouse LIF produced in E. coli.
- Phosphate-buffered solution, pH 7.2, containing 0.09% sodium azide.
- The antibody was purified by affinity chromatography and conjugated with Alexa Fluor® 594 under optimal conditions. The solution is free of unconjugated Alexa Fluor® 594.
- 0.5 mg/ml
- Storage & Handling
- The antibody solution should be stored undiluted between 2°C and 8°C, and protected from prolonged exposure to light. Do not freeze.
ICC - Quality tested
- Recommended Usage
Each lot of this antibody is quality control tested by immunocytochemistry. For immunocytochemistry, a concentration range of 0.1 - 10 μg/ml is recommended. It is recommended that the reagent be titrated for optimal performance for each application.
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AB_2566178 (BioLegend Cat. No. 674704)
- 202 amino acids with a predicted molecular weight of approximately 22 kD.
Expressed in the trophectoderm of the developing embryo, activated CD4+ T cells.
- Inhibits embryonic stem cell differentation and induces the terminal differentiation of myeloid leukemia cells. LIF is upregulated by TNF-α and IL-17. LIF is downregulated by IL-4 and IL-13 in fibroblasts.
- Embryonic stem cells.
- LIF receptor complex (gp190 and gp130).
- Cell Type
- T cells, Tregs
- Biology Area
- Cell Biology, Immunology
- Molecular Family
- Cytokines/Chemokines, Growth Factors
- Antigen References
1. Moreau JF, et al. 1988. Nature 336:690.
2. Tomida M, et al. FEBS Lett. 334:193.
3. Metcalfe SM. 2011. Genes Immun. 12:157.
4. Voyle RB, et al. 1999. Exp. Cell Res. 249:199.
5. Slaets H, et al. 2010. Trends Mol. Med. 16:493.
6. Souza PP, et al. 2012. Mol. Immunol. 49:601
- Gene ID
- 3976 View all products for this Gene ID
- View information about LIF on UniProt.org
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