• Product name

    Mouse LIF ELISA Kit
    See all LIF kits
  • Detection method

  • Precision

    Sample n Mean SD CV%
    Supernatant 3 2%
    Sample n Mean SD CV%
    Supernatant 8 1%
  • Sample type

    Cell culture supernatant, Serum, Heparin Plasma, EDTA Plasma, Citrate Plasma
  • Assay type

    Sandwich (quantitative)
  • Sensitivity

    1.41 pg/ml
  • Range

    10.94 pg/ml - 700 pg/ml
  • Recovery

    Sample specific recovery
    Sample type Average % Range
    Cell culture supernatant 112 106% - 119%
    Serum 90 87% - 91%
    Heparin Plasma 83 81% - 86%
    EDTA Plasma 91 88% - 93%
    Citrate Plasma 90 87% - 82%

  • Assay time

    1h 30m
  • Assay duration

    One step assay
  • Species reactivity

    Reacts with: Mouse
  • Product overview

    LIF in vitro SimpleStep ELISA® (Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay) kit is designed for the quantitative measurement of LIF protein in mouse serum, plasma, and cell culture supernatant.

    The SimpleStep ELISA® employs an affinity tag labeled capture antibody and a reporter conjugated detector antibody which immunocapture the sample analyte in solution. This entire complex (capture antibody/analyte/detector antibody) is in turn immobilized via immunoaffinity of an anti-tag antibody coating the well. To perform the assay, samples or standards are added to the wells, followed by the antibody mix. After incubation, the wells are washed to remove unbound material. TMB Development Solution is added and during incubation is catalyzed by HRP, generating blue coloration. This reaction is then stopped by addition of Stop Solution completing any color change from blue to yellow. Signal is generated proportionally to the amount of bound analyte and the intensity is measured at 450 nm. Optionally, instead of the endpoint reading, development of TMB can be recorded kinetically at 600 nm.

    LIF (leukemia inhibitory factor) is a widely expressed, highly and variably glycosylated, 32-62 kDa, monomeric, pleiotropic cytokine in the IL-6 family of helical cytokines. Depending on the cells and their context, LIF either opposes or favors differentiation. LIF produced by the uterine endometrium supports successful implantation of the embryo, promotes proliferation and maintenance of pluripotency in embryonic stem cells, and favors proliferation of progenitor cell types such as hematopoietic stem cells. However, excess LIF blocks differentiation of embryoid bodies, indicating the importance of LIF regulation. LIF is produced by CD4+ T cells in response to activation, and is required by the thymic epithelium to support T cell maturation. LIF promotes endometrial remodeling and differentiation of adipocytes and cardiac smooth muscle cells. Mature human LIF (180 aa) shares 78%, 82%, 91%, 88 and 87% aa sequence identity with mouse, rat, canine, bovine, and porcine LIF, respectively.

  • Tested applications

    Suitable for: Sandwich ELISAmore details
  • Platform

    Pre-coated microplate (12 x 8 well strips)


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The application notes include recommended starting dilutions; optimal dilutions/concentrations should be determined by the end user.

Application Abreviews Notes
Sandwich ELISA Use at an assay dependent concentration.


  • SimpleStep ELISA technology allows the formation of the antibody-antigen complex in one single step, reducing assay time to 90 minutes. Add samples or standards and antibody mix to wells all at once, incubate, wash, and add your final substrate. See protocol for a detailed step-by-step guide.


  • Standard Curve comparison between Mouse LIF SimpleStep ELISA® kit and traditional ELISA kit from leading competitor. SimpleStep ELISA kit shows increased sensitivity.

  • The LIF standard curve was prepared as described in Section 10. Raw data values are shown in the table. Background-subtracted data values (mean +/- SD) are graphed.
  • The concentrations of LIF were measured in duplicates, interpolated from the LIF standard curves and corrected for sample dilution. Undiluted samples are as follows: mouse lung supernatant 10%. The interpolated dilution factor corrected values are plotted (mean +/- SD, n=2). The mean LIF concentration was determined to be 5832.81 pg/mL in mouse lung supernatant.



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