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Stem Cell Factor human

SCF, recombinant, expressed in E. coli, powder, suitable for cell culture

Synonym: SCF, c-Kit ligand

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Related Categories Cell Biology, Cell Culture, Cell Signaling and Neuroscience, Core Bioreagents, Cytokines and Growth Factors,
biological source   human
recombinant   expressed in E. coli
assay   >97% (SDS-PAGE)
form   powder
potency   1-5 ng/mL ED50
quality   endotoxin tested
mol wt   protein 18.5 kDa
packaging   pkg of 10 μg
  pkg of 50 μg
storage condition   avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles
impurities   <1 EU/μgtested (LAL test)
suitability   suitable for cell culture
UniProt accession no.   P21583
storage temp.   −20°C
Gene Information   human ... KITLG(4254)

Description

Application

Stem Cell Factor human has been used in
• In vitro differentiation of equine embryonic stem cells
• Chemotaxis detection system
• Ex vivo expansion of umbilical cord blood CD34+ cells
• Cytokine therapy

Biochem/physiol Actions

Epidermal stem cell factor (SCF) is considered as an essential mast cell growth factor and a multifunctional cytokine. SCF mediates tumor development and progression. Upregulation of the SCF gene is observed in hepatocellular carcinoma.

Stem Cell Factor (SCF), also known as c-Kit ligand (KL), steel factor (SLF) and mast cell growth factor (MGF), is a 30 kDa glycoprotein with broad activities on various tissues, including hematopoietic cells, pigment cells, and primordial germ cells. SCF is secreted by endothelial cells, fibroblasts, and bone marrow stromal cells as a membrane-bound form which may be cleaved to release the soluble form. Both forms are active in promoting colony formation from murine bone marrow cells, but membrane-bound SCF is more effective in promoting hematopoieses in vivo, suggesting a role in cellular interactions between hematopoietic and stromal cells. The soluble is thought to exist in solution as a noncovalently linked dimer. SCF is structurally related to M-CSF (CSF-1) and Flt-3/Flk-2 Ligand (FL) with all three sharing a similar size, existence of transmembrane and soluble forms, four conserved cysteines, and alternative splicing exon locations, but they share little sequence homology. SCF alone is a modest colony stimulating factor. However, in the presence of other cytokines such as EPO, TPO, GM-CSF, G-CSF, M-CSF, IL-3, and IL-7, SCF is a potent costimulant that works synergistically to increase the size of myeloid, erythroid or lymphoid lineage colonies without influencing the lineage differentiation of the progenitors.

Stem Cell Factor (SCF), also known as c-Kit ligand (KL), steel factor (SLF) and mast cell growth factor (MGF), is a 30 kDa glycoprotein with broad activities on various tissues, including hematopoietic cells, pigment cells, and primordial germ cells.

Physical form

Lyophilized from a 0.2 μm filtered solution in PBS containing 50 μg BSA per 1 μg as a carrier protein.

Analysis Note

The proliferative activity is tested in culture using TF1 human erythroleukemic cells.

Safety & Documentation

Safety Information

RIDADR 
NONH for all modes of transport
WGK Germany 
3

Documents

Certificate of Analysis

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Certificate of Origin

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