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Recombinant Human SCF, Animal-Free Protein

Bio-Techne includes R&D Systems | Catalog # AFL255

Discontinued Product
AFL255 has been discontinued and is replaced by BT-SCF-AFL.

Key Product Details

Source

E. coli

Accession #

Conjugate

Unconjugated

Applications

Bioactivity

Product Specifications

Source

E. coli-derived human SCF/c-kit Ligand protein
Glu26-Ala189, with an N-terminal Met
Produced using non-animal reagents in an animal-free laboratory.

Purity

>97%, by SDS-PAGE visualized with Silver Staining and quantitative densitometry by Coomassie® Blue Staining.

Endotoxin Level

<0.10 EU per 1 μg of the protein by the LAL method.

N-terminal Sequence Analysis

Met

Predicted Molecular Mass

19 kDa

Activity

Measured in a cell proliferation assay using TF‑1 human erythroleukemic cells. Kitamura, T. et al. (1989) J. Cell Physiol. 140:323.
The ED50 for this effect is 1‑5 ng/mL.

The specific activity of recombinant human SCF is >1.0 x 106 units/mg, which is calibrated against the human SCF reference standard (NIBSC code: 91/682).

Formulation, Preparation and Storage

AFL255
Formulation Lyophilized from a 0.2 μm filtered solution in PBS.
Reconstitution Reconstitute at 0.2 mg/mL in sterile PBS.
Shipping The product is shipped at ambient temperature. Upon receipt, store it immediately at the temperature recommended below.
Stability & Storage Use a manual defrost freezer and avoid repeated freeze-thaw cycles.
  • 12 months from date of receipt, -20 to -70 °C as supplied.
  • 1 month, 2 to 8 °C under sterile conditions after reconstitution.
  • 3 months, -20 to -70 °C under sterile conditions after reconstitution.

Background: SCF/c-kit Ligand

Stem cell factor (SCF), also known as c-kit ligand (KL), mast cell growth factor (MGF), and steel factor (SLF), is a widely expressed 28‑40 kDa type I transmembrane glycoprotein (1). It promotes the survival, differentiation, and mobilization of multiple cell types including myeloid, erythroid, megakaryocytic, lymphoid, germ cell, and melanocyte progenitors (1‑7). SCF is a primary growth and activation factor for mast cells and eosinophils (8). Mature human SCF consists of a 189 amino acid (aa) extracellular domain (ECD), a 23 aa transmembrane segment, and a 36 aa cytoplasmic tail (9). The ECD shows both N‑linked and O-linked glycosylation (10). Proteolytic cleavage at two alternate sites in the extracellular juxtamembrane region releases a 25 kDa soluble molecule which is comparable to the only form produced by Steel-dickie mutant mice (11, 12). An alternately spliced isoform of human SCF lacks 28 aa that encompasses the primary proteolytic recognition site (13). Within the ECD of the long isoform (corresponding to this recombinant protein), human SCF shares 79%‑87% aa sequence identity with canine, feline, mouse, and rat SCF. Rat SCF is active on mouse and human cells, but human SCF is only weakly active on mouse cells (9). Noncovalent dimers of transmembrane or soluble SCF interact with the receptor tyrosine kinase SCF R/c‑kit to trigger receptor dimerization and signaling (14). SCF assists in the recovery of cardiac function following myocardial infarction by increasing the number of cardiomyocytes and vascular channels (15).

References

  1. Ashman, L.K. (1999) Int. J. Biochem. Cell Biol. 31:1037. 
  2. Sette, C. et al. (2000) Int. J. Dev. Biol. 44:599. 
  3. Yoshida, H. et al. (2001) J. Invest. Dermatol. Symp. Proc. 6:1. 
  4. Erlandsson, A. et al. (2004) Exp. Cell Res. 301:201. 
  5. Kapur, R. et al. (2002) Blood 100:1287. 
  6. Wang, C.-H. et al. (2007) Arterioscler. Thromb. Vasc. Biol. 27:540. 
  7. Bashamboo, A. et al. (2006) J. Cell Sci. 119:3039. 
  8. Reber, L. et al. (2006) Eur. J. Pharmacol. 533:327.
  9. Martin, F.H. et al. (1990) Cell 63:203.
  10. Arakawa, T. et al. (1991) J. Biol. Chem. 266:18942.
  11. Majumdar, M.K. et al. (1994) J. Biol. Chem. 269:1237.
  12. Brannan, C.I. et al. (1991) Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. 88:4671.
  13. Anderson, D.M. et al. (1991) Cell Growth Differ. 2:373.
  14. Lemmon, M.A. et al. (1997) J. Biol. Chem. 272:6311.
  15. Kanellakis, P. et al. (2006) Cardiovasc. Res. 70:117.

Long Name

Stem Cell Factor

Alternate Names

c-kit Ligand, DCUA, DFNA69, FPH2, FPHH, KITLG, KL-1, MGF, SHEP7, SLF

Entrez Gene IDs

4254 (Human); 17311 (Mouse); 60427 (Rat); 403507 (Canine); 493937 (Feline)

Gene Symbol

KITLG

UniProt

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Product Documents for Recombinant Human SCF, Animal-Free Protein

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Manufacturing Specifications

Animal-Free Manufacturing Conditions
Our dedicated controlled-access animal-free laboratories ensure that at no point in production are the products exposed to potential contamination by animal components or byproducts. Every stage of manufacturing is conducted in compliance with R&D Systems' stringent Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs). Production and purification procedures use equipment and media that are confirmed animal-free.  

 Production

  • All molecular biology procedures use animal-free media and dedicated labware.
  • Dedicated fermentors are utilized in committed animal-free areas.

Purification

  • Protein purification columns are animal-free.
  • Bulk proteins are filtered using animal-free filters.
  • Purified proteins are stored in animal-free containers in a dedicated cold storage room.

    Quality Assurance

    • Low Endotoxin Level.
    • No impairment of biological activity.
    • High quality product obtained under stringent conditions.
    • For ex vivo research or bioproduction, additional documentation can be provided.

    Please read our complete Animal-Free Statement

    Product Specific Notices for Recombinant Human SCF, Animal-Free Protein

    For research use or further manufacturing only

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