Cancer cachexia syndrome developed in nude mice bearing melanoma cells producing leukemia-inhibitory factor.

Melanoma-derived lipoprotein lipase inhibitor (MLPLI) is a factor purified from the conditioned medium of a human melanoma cell line, SEKI, which induced severe cachexia in tumor-bearing nude mice. Amino acid sequencing revealed that the amino-terminal portion was identical to that of leukemia-inhibitory factor (LIF). To determine whether MLPLI is actually… CONTINUE READING