Human Recombinant SCF, ACF

Stem cell factor, animal component-free

Human Recombinant SCF, ACF

Stem cell factor, animal component-free

From: 209 USD
Catalog #
78155_C
Stem cell factor, animal component-free

Overview

Stem cell factor (SCF) is an early-acting cytokine that plays a pivotal role in the regulation of embryonic and adult hematopoiesis. SCF promotes cell survival, proliferation, differentiation, adhesion, and functional activation of cells at multiple levels of the hematopoietic hierarchy. Together with other cytokines such as thrombopoietin and Flt3/Flk-2 Ligand, SCF is commonly used to promote expansion of primitive hematopoietic stem cells and multi-potent progenitor cells in culture (Martin et al.; Kent et al.). In synergy with various growth factors, including IL-2, IL-3, IL-6, IL-7, G-CSF, and erythropoietin, SCF increases proliferation and differentiation of myeloid and erythroid progenitor cells and a subset of lymphoid progenitor cells (Broudy). SCF is also a primary growth and activation factor for mast cells and eosinophils.


SCF exists in two biologically active splice forms: a soluble and a transmembrane isoform. Upon binding to its receptor (c-Kit tyrosine kinase receptor; CD117), it activates PI3K, JAK/STAT, and MAPK pathways. SCF and signaling from c-Kit have also been reported to play an important role in pigmentation, fertility, vasculogenesis, motility of the gut via c-Kit positive interstitial cells of Cajal, and in the migration of neuronal stem and progenitor cells to sites of injury in the brain. This product is animal component-free.
Subtype
Cytokines
Alternative Names
Kit ligand, Mast cell growth factor, Steel factor, Stem cell factor
Cell Type
Hematopoietic Stem and Progenitor Cells, Mesoderm, PSC-Derived, Pluripotent Stem Cells
Species
Human
Area of Interest
Stem Cell Biology
Molecular Weight
18.6 kDa
Purity
≥ 95%

Data Figures

(A) The biological activity of Human Recombinant SCF, ACF was tested by its ability to promote the proliferation of TF-1 cells. Cell proliferation was measured after 72 hours of culture using a fluorometric assay method. The EC50 is defined as the effective concentration of the cytokine at which cell proliferation is at 50% of maximum. The EC50 in the example above is 1 ng/mL.
(B) 1 μg of Human Recombinant SCF, ACF was resolved with SDS-PAGE under reducing (+) and non-reducing (-) conditions and visualized by Coomassie Blue staining.

Protocols and Documentation

Find supporting information and directions for use in the Product Information Sheet or explore additional protocols below.

Document Type
Product Name
Catalog #
Lot #
Language
Catalog #
78155, 78155.1, 78155.2
Lot #
BX22669 and higher
Language
English
Document Type
Safety Data Sheet
Catalog #
78155, 78155.1, 78155.2
Lot #
All
Language
English

Applications

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