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S7901

Sigma-Aldrich

Stem Cell Factor human

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

Synonym(s):
SCF, c-Kit ligand
MDL number:
NACRES:
NA.77

biological source

human

Quality Level

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

technique(s)

cell culture | mammalian: suitable

impurities

<1 EU/μgtested (LAL test)

UniProt accession no.

storage temp.

−20°C

Gene Information

human ... KITLG(4254)

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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.
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.

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.

Storage Class Code

13 - Non Combustible Solids

WGK

WGK 3

Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US), Eyeshields, Gloves

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