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Leukemia Inhibitory Factor human

50 µg, human recombinant LIF protein, expressed in E. coli, suitable for stem cell culture

Human LIF Protein, Human Leukemia Inhibitory Factor, LIF, hLIF Recombinant Protein

biological source


Quality Level


>95% (SDS-PAGE)



specific activity

≥1 x 10(E8) U/mg




100 μg/mL


cell culture | mammalian: suitable


<0.1 ng/mg Endotoxin (of LIF)


sample type hematopoietic stem cell(s)
sample type: human embryonic stem cell(s)
sample type mesenchymal stem cell(s)
sample type induced pluripotent stem cell(s)
sample type neural stem cell(s)

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UniProt accession no.

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wet ice

Gene Information

human ... LIF(3976)

General description

Human LIF is a 19.7 kDa protein containing 181 amino acid residues. The non-glycosylated, E. coli expressed, recombinant human LIF is indistinguishable from native LIF in its biological activities in vitro. Human and murine mature LIF exhibit a 78% sequence identity at the amino acid control. Human LIF is equally active on both human and mouse cells. Murine LIF is approximately 1000 fold less active on human cells, than hLIF.
Leukemia Inhibitory Factor (LIF) is a lymphoid factor which promotes long-term maintenance of embryonic stem cells by suppressing spontaneous differentiation. LIF has a number of other activities including cholinergic neuron differentiation, control of stem cell pluripotency, bone and fat metabolism, mitogenesis of certain factor dependent cell lines and promotion of megakaryocyte production in vivo.
Product Source: hLIF is expressed in E. coli as a fusion protein with GST using the pGEX expression system, cleaved from GST moeity with thrombin and purified by HPLC chromatography.


50 μg


50 µg, human recombinant LIF protein, expressed in E. coli, suitable for stem cell culture
Research Category
Stem Cell Research

Unit Definition

Specific Activity: where 50 units is defined as the amount of human LIF required to induce differentiation in 50% of the M1 colonies in 1 mL agar cultures.

Physical form

Liquid in PBS, pH 7.4 and 0.02% Tween 20. No preservatives added.

Storage and Stability

Maintain at 2-8°C for 6-12 months. Further dilutions should be made into buffer or medium to which protein (e.g., 1% BSA) or Tween 20 has been added.

Analysis Note

Specific Activity: The activity of human LIF is determined by the ability to induce differentiation of M1 myeloid leukemic cells.The minimum detectable concentration of human LIF in this assay is 0.5 ng/mL
Tested negative in both aseptic and mycoplasmic tests.

Legal Information

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Leukemia Inhibitory Factor ("LIF") is protected by US Patents No. 5,443,825 and 5,750,654 and Canada Patent No. 1,341,581 and 1,341,469 owned by AMRAD Corporation Ltd. and licensed exclusively to Millipore for research uses. The use of this product is limited for research uses only and not for any commercial purposes, such as making or developing other research products from this product or use of this product as a component in a research kit. This product is not to be used in humans or for any diagnostic purposes.

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Storage Class Code

12 - Non Combustible Liquids



Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

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