leukemia inhibitory factor


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leukemia inhibitory factor

[MIM*159540]
a lymphokine that inhibits the migration of neutrophils.

leukemia inhibitory factor (LIF)

a cytokine named for its ability to suppress the spontaneous proliferation of lymphoid stem cells.

leu·ke·mi·a in·hib·i·tor·y fac·tor

(lū-kē'mē-ă in-hib'i-tōr-ē fak'tŏr)
A lymphokine that inhibits the migration of neutrophils.
Synonym(s): leukaemia inihibitory factor.

leukemia inhibitory factor

Abbreviation: LIF
A cytokine that regulates the growth and differentiation of many cells throughout the body, including endothelial cells, fat cells, embryonic stem cells, germ cells, osteoblasts, and peripheral nerve cells.
See also: factor