Human Recombinant LIF, ACF

Leukemia inhibitory factor, animal component-free

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Leukemia inhibitory factor, animal component-free
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Leukemia inhibitory factor (LIF) is an interleukin 6 class cytokine that regulates a broad variety of developmental functions. After LIF binds to LIF receptor (LIFR), LIFR associates with gp130 and activates JAK/STAT and MAPK signaling (Auernhammer & Melmed; Suman et al.). LIFR activation of STAT3 is essential for maintaining the mouse embryonic stem cell phenotype (Niwa et al.). Produced by the endometrium, LIF plays an important autocrine and paracrine role in implantation by regulating proliferation, invasion, and differentiation of trophoblasts following blastocyst attachment (Auernhammer & Melmed; Suman et al.). Human LIF can be used for the maintenance of mouse embryonic stem cells, however mouse LIF cannot bind to the human receptor, thus rendering mouse LIF inactive (Dahéron et al.). LIF is produced by CD4+ and activated regulatory T cells, and promotes Foxp3 expression, while repressing Th17 lineage-specific genes (Metcalfe). LIF is also secreted by mesenchymal stromal cells, where it supports hematopoiesis and immune modulation (Nasef et al.). This product is animal component-free.
Alternative Names:
CDF, Cholinergic differentiation factor, D Factor, DIA, Differentiation-inducing factor, Differentiation inhibitory activity, Differentiation-stimulating factor, Emfilermin, Hepatocyte-stimulating factor III, HILDA, MLPLI
Cell Type:
Neural Cells, PSC-Derived; Neurons; Pluripotent Stem Cells
Area of Interest:
Neuroscience; Stem Cell Biology
Molecular Weight:
19.8 kDa
Purity:
≥ 95%

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(A) The biological activity of Human Recombinant LIF, ACF was tested by its ability to promote the proliferation of TF-1 cells. Cell proliferation was measured after 66 hours of culture using a fluorometric assay method. The EC50 is defined as the effective concentration of the growth factor at which cell proliferation is at 50% of maximum. The EC50 in the example above is 0.06 ng/mL. (B) 1 μg of Human Recombinant LIF, ACF was resolved with SDS-PAGE under reducing (+) and non-reducing (-) conditions and visualized by Coomassie Blue staining.

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