Leukemia-inhibitory factor stimulates breast, kidney and prostate cancer cell proliferation by paracrine and autocrine pathways.

Leukemia-inhibitory factor (LIF) is an inflammatory cytokine with pleiotropic activities. LIF was originally described as a differentiation factor of a murine leukemia cell line and was subsequently found to possess a broad spectrum of biological functions. Although LIF has been extensively studied in the hematopoietic system, little is known about its… CONTINUE READING