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Recombinant Human SCF Protein

Catalog # 255-SC | R&D Systems, Inc. a Bio-Techne Brand
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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

Purity

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

Endotoxin Level

<1.0 EU per 1 μg of the protein by the LAL method.

N-terminal Sequence Analysis

Met

Predicted Molecular Mass

19 kDa

SDS-PAGE

17-18 kDa, under reducing condtitions

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.

Formulation, Preparation and Storage

Carrier Free
What does CF mean?

CF stands for Carrier Free (CF). We typically add Bovine Serum Albumin (BSA) as a carrier protein to our recombinant proteins. Adding a carrier protein enhances protein stability, increases shelf-life, and allows the recombinant protein to be stored at a more dilute concentration. The carrier free version does not contain BSA.

What formulation is right for me?

In general, we advise purchasing the recombinant protein with BSA for use in cell or tissue culture, or as an ELISA standard. In contrast, the carrier free protein is recommended for applications, in which the presence of BSA could interfere.

Carrier: 255-SC
Formulation Lyophilized from a 0.2 μm filtered solution in PBS with BSA as a carrier protein.
Reconstitution Reconstitute at 100-200 μg/mL in sterile PBS containing at least 0.1% human or bovine serum albumin.
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.
Carrier Free: 255-SC/CF
Formulation Lyophilized from a 0.2 μm filtered solution in PBS.
Reconstitution Reconstitute at 100-200 μg/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

What is Stem cell factor?

Stem cell factor (SCF) is a potent hematopoietic growth factor required in regulating both embryonic and adult hematopoiesis. SCF protein 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). And SCF assists in the recovery of cardiac function following myocardial infarction by increasing the number of cardiomyocytes and vascular channels (9). Stem cell factor is an important cytokine for ex vivo clinical applications. Along with other cytokines, SCF is used in the culture and expansion of hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) as well as for proliferation and differentiation of both myeloid and erythroid progenitor cells.

Mature stem cell factor consists of a 189 amino acid (aa) extracellular domain (ECD), a 23 aa transmembrane domain, and a 36 aa cytoplasmic tail (10). The ECD shows both N linked and O-linked glycosylation (11). SCF protein exists in two forms, a membrane-bound form and a proteolytically processed soluble form that lacks the transmembrane domain and cytoplasmic tail. The soluble form is created by proteolytic cleavage at two alternate sites in the extracellular juxtamembrane region releasing a 25 kDa soluble SCF protein which is comparable to the only form produced by Steel-dickie mutant mice (12, 13). There is also an alternately spliced isoform of human SCF that lacks 28 amino acids that encompasses the primary proteolytic recognition site (14). This form cannot be cleaved and is only membrane bound.

SCF binds to C-kit (CD117). C-kit is expressed on many different cell types including HSCs, mast cells, germ cells, and melanocytes. Binding of SCF to C-kit induces receptor dimerization and autophosphorylation of tyrosine residues in the cytoplasmic domain (15). Tyrosine phosphorylation initiates multiple signaling pathways including RAS, PI3 kinase, Src, and JAK/STAT. Stem cell factor is highly conserved among mammals. Human SCF protein shares 79% 87% aa sequence identity with dog, cat, mouse, and rat SCF. Rat SCF is active on mouse and human cells, but human SCF is only weakly active on mouse cells (10).

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. Kanellakis, P. et al. (2006) Cardiovasc. Res. 70:117.
  10. Martin, F.H. et al. (1990) Cell 63:203.
  11. Arakawa, T. et al. (1991) J. Biol. Chem. 266:18942.
  12. Majumdar, M.K. et al. (1994) J. Biol. Chem. 269:1237.
  13. Brannan, C.I. et al. (1991) Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. 88:4671.
  14. Anderson, D.M. et al. (1991) Cell Growth Differ. 2:373.
  15. Lemmon, M.A. et al. (1997) J. Biol. Chem. 272:6311.

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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