Structural and functional studies on the leukemia inhibitory factor receptor (LIF-R): gene and soluble form of LIF-R, and cytoplasmic domain of LIF-R required for differentiation and growth arrest of myeloid leukemic cells.


The leukemia inhibitory factor receptor (LIF-R) subunit is a component of cell-surface receptor complexes for the multifunctional cytokines, LIF, cardiotrophin-1, ciliary neurotrophic factor, and human oncostatin M. The structure of the human LIF-R gene is similar to that of the mouse gene. The transmembrane receptor is encoded by 19 exons. Two distinct 5… (More)