This gene encodes the ligand of the tyrosine-kinase receptor encoded by the KIT locus. This ligand is a pleiotropic factor that acts in utero in germ cell and neural cell development, and hematopoiesis, all believed to reflect a role in cell migration. In adults, it functions pleiotropically, while mostly noted for its continued requirement in hematopoiesis. Two transcript variants encoding different isoforms have been found for this gene. (provided by RefSeq)
KITLG (NP_000890, 26 a.a. ~ 135 a.a) partial recombinant protein with GST tag. MW of the GST tag alone is 26 KDa.
Solution in phosphate buffered saline, pH 7.4
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