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Purified Mouse Anti-Human LITAF
Purified Mouse Anti-Human LITAF
Western blot analysis of LITAF on a A431 cell lysate (Human epithelial carcinoma; ATCC CRL-1555). Lane 1: 1:5000, lane 2: 1:10,000, lane 3: 1:20,000 dilution of the mouse anti- human LITAF antibody.
Purified Mouse Anti-Human LITAF
Immunofluorescence staining of A431 cells (Human epithelial carcinoma; ATCC CRL-1555).
Western blot analysis of LITAF on a A431 cell lysate (Human epithelial carcinoma; ATCC CRL-1555). Lane 1: 1:5000, lane 2: 1:10,000, lane 3: 1:20,000 dilution of the mouse anti- human LITAF antibody.
Immunofluorescence staining of A431 cells (Human epithelial carcinoma; ATCC CRL-1555).
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BD Transduction Laboratories™
LPS Induced TNFα Factor
Human (QC Testing)
Mouse IgG1
Human LITAF aa. 1-212
Western blot (Routinely Tested), Immunofluorescence (Tested During Development)
24 kDa
250 µg/ml
Aqueous buffered solution containing BSA, glycerol, and ≤0.09% sodium azide.

Preparation And Storage

The monoclonal antibody was purified from tissue culture supernatant or ascites by affinity chromatography. Store undiluted at -20°C.

Recommended Assay Procedures

Western blot:  Please refer to

Product Notices

  1. Since applications vary, each investigator should titrate the reagent to obtain optimal results.
  2. Please refer to for technical protocols.
  3. Caution: Sodium azide yields highly toxic hydrazoic acid under acidic conditions. Dilute azide compounds in running water before discarding to avoid accumulation of potentially explosive deposits in plumbing.
  4. Source of all serum proteins is from USDA inspected abattoirs located in the United States.
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TNFα (Tumor Necrosis Factor α) is a pleiotropic cytokine that conveys either beneficial (prevention of cancers and infection, activation of inflammatory responses) or detrimental (mediation of septic shock, inflammation, and apoptosis) effects to the host. It is produced and secreted primarily by monocytes and macrophages in response to stimulation with lipopolysaccharide (LPS), a principle endotoxic component. LPS-induced TNFα factor (LITAF) is a nuclear factor that was purified as a result of its ability to bind to a DNA fragment from the TNFα promoter region. LITAF expression is dependent on LPS induction and PMA differentiation in THP-1 cells and is observed at high levels in spleen, lymph node, and peripheral blood leukocytes. Antisense inhibition of LITAF causes a reduction in TNFα expression in THP-1 cells. In addition, p53 induces the expression of a transcript called PIG7, which has 98% homology with LITAF. Thus, LITAF is thought to link p53 pathways with the induction of TNFα gene expression in response to LPS stimulation and to function, possibly as a transcription factor, to regulate the expression of this highly potent cytokine. This antibody was generated to the LITAF aa 1-212 sequence (Genbank accession # U77396). Recent reports indicate that the nucleotide coding sequence for LITAF may differ and instead, encode for a protein designated as SIMPLE. Under the sequence for SIMPLE, the LITAF aa 1-212 sequence used to generate this antibody corresponds to the aa 1-126 region of SIMPLE.

This antibody is routinely tested by western blot analysis. Other applications were tested at BD Biosciences Pharmingen during antibody development only or reported in the literature.

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Tissue culture supernatant is purified by either protein A/G or affinity purification methods. Both methods yield antibody in solution that is free of most other soluble proteins, lipids, etc. This format provides pure antibody that is suitable for a number of downstream applications including: secondary labeling for flow cytometry or microscopy, ELISA, Western blot, etc.
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Development References (3)

  1. Moriwaki Y, Begum NA, Kobayashi M, Matsumoto M, Toyoshima K, Seya T. Mycobacterium bovis Bacillus Calmette-Guerin and its cell wall complex induce a novel lysosomal membrane protein, SIMPLE, that bridges the missing link between lipopolysaccharide and p53-inducible gene, LITAF(PIG7), and estrogen-inducible gene, EET-1. J Biol Chem. 2001; 276(25):23065-23076. (Immunogen). View Reference
  2. Myokai F, Takashiba S, Lebo R, Amar S. A novel lipopolysaccharide-induced transcription factor regulating tumor necrosis factor alpha gene expression: molecular cloning, sequencing, characterization, and chromosomal assignment. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 1999; 96(8):4518-4523. (Biology). View Reference
  3. Saifi GM, Szigeti K, Wiszniewski W, et al. SIMPLE mutations in Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease and the potential role of its protein product in protein degradation. Hum Mutat. 2005; 25(4):372-383. (Immunogen). View Reference
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