Technical Data
Stem Cell Growth Factor, Recombinant, Human (SCGF)
Molecular Biology Storage: -70CShipping: Dry Ice
C-kit ligand, the recently identified ligand for the kit tyrosine kinase receptor, is mapped to the mouse S1 locus. This pleiotropic cytokine, alternately known as stem cell factor (SCF), mast cell growth factor (MGF) and steel-factor (SLF), plays essential roles in gametogenesis, melanogenesis and early stages of hematopoiesis. In vitro and in vivo, SCF can stimulate the proliferation of mature, as well as the proliferation and maturation of immature, mast cells. On purified primitive human and mouse hematopoietic precursors, SCF acts in a synergistic manner with various growth factors, such as IL-1, IL-3, IL-6, IL-7, and Epo, to induce myeloid, erythroid and lymphoid lineage colony formation. The finding that SCF is also expressed in the nervous system suggests a possible role for SCF in the development of the nervous system.

Biological Activity: Fully biologically active when compared to standard. The ED50 as calculated by the dose-dependent stimulation of the proliferation of human TF-1 cells is 3ng/ml.

Endotoxin: 1EU/ug as determined by LAL method.

Storage and Stability:
Aliquot to avoid repeated freezing and thawing and freeze at -70C. For maximum recovery of product, centrifuge the original vial after thawing and prior to removing the cap. Aliquots are stable for at least 12 months.

Molecular Weight:
18.4 kD
Source: Escherichia coli
Purity: ~97% by SDS-PAGE and HPLC analyses.
Concentration: 1mg/ml
Form: Supplied as a lyophilized powder in PBS, pH 7.5. Reconstitute in sterile distilled water or aqueous buffer containing 0.1% BSA to a concentration of 0.1-1mg/ml.

Important Note: This product as supplied is intended for research use only, not for use in human, therapeutic or diagnostic applications without the expressed written authorization of United States Biological.
Intended for research use only. Not for use in human, therapeutic, or diagnostic applications.